Meet the Cast: Ben Vasquez and Michael Walraven

cropBen-VasquezBen Vasquez (Pirate). This is Ben’s first show with RVP. He is a student at the College of Marin where he appeared in The Taming of the Shrew and was stage manager for Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. He also worked on the crew for the Mountain Play’s production of Peter Pan.

cropMichael-WalravenMichael Walraven (Police) is pleased to be performing in a Jim Dunn musical again. Favorite roles include Tevya in Fiddler on the Roof, Hot Blades Harry and Senator Pip in Urinetown, Mr. Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, Vernon Hines in Pajama Game, Moonface Martin in Anything Goes, and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls. Michael has also performed as Boyd Bendix in A Case of Libel, Jean in Miss Julie, Hogan in Moon for the Misbegotten, Francis Beaumont in Shakespeare Night at Blackfriars and Verges in Much Ado About Nothing. During the day Michael designs and builds theater sets, including this set for Pirates of Penzance.

Ben and Michael will appear in The Pirate of Penzance at Ross Valley Players, July 17 through August 16. Tickets are available HERE. Learn more about the production HERE.


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