The Cast of Sophia’s Choice
Joey Lachimia loves being on stage! He has performed in college productions, dinner theatre, summer stock, and community theatre. Some of this favorite roles include Gomez in Addams Family Musical, Don in Butterflies Are Free, Barnaby in Hello Dolly, and Doody in Grease. Plus numerous company/dance roles in Applause, South Pacific, The Music Man, Pajama Game, and many more. Joey attended Stonehill College and Bridgewater State University. He is pleased to be making his debut at Club Café with Bitter Bitch Productions. “Sophia” is his first time taking on a role of the opposite sex – and he is thrilled to take on this new challenge. Joey resides in Provincetown and Quincy with his husband, Richard, and their dog, Frankie.
Born and raised a southern boy, Joshua Roberts comes all the way from the bayous of South Louisiana; not unlike St. Olaf, where the people are sweet and simple and the culture is cuter than an intrauterine. But being the rebel of the family, he moved to the big city in 2012 to attend UMass Boston and has been here ever since. While Joshua’s main role plays out daily at Northeastern University, he is also an avid cyclist and quite the accomplished spin instructor, though he’s not one to blow his own vertubenflugen. With no prior training, Joshua made his debut in “Golden Girls: The Lost Episode.” Finally taking that leap he’s dreamed of all his life, it’s like the old saying goes, “You can lead a herring to water, but you have to walk really fast or he’ll die!”
Paxton Crystal is a Boston local actor who is extremely grateful to be back onstage at Club Café! After his debut here last winter as Ursula & one of the Sailors in “The Menopausal Mermaid”, Paxton spent the rest of his 2018 performing in “Heathers: The Musical” at The Footlight Club, touring around upstate New York with the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre, and getting very dark & political in the Underlings Theatre Company’s production of “What Rough Beast”. He is incredibly grateful for Michael and the cast for welcoming him back into the Bitter Bitch family, and he hopes that you enjoy the show!
Blake Siskavich fell in love with musical theater in 7th grade when he was cast as in the ensemble and as an understudy for Annie. That kicked off a lifelong love of the stage and show tunes. He is an active performer in regional/professional theater. He is thrilled to be back with Bitterbitch Productions after originating the role of Ariel in The Menopausal Mermaid. Some of his favorite roles include, Mary Sunshine, Chicago, (GLMT, Lowell, MA: NCP, Newton, MA), Sky Masterson, Guys and Dolls, (Cornell Savoyards, Ithaca, NY: Muller Chapel Theater Group, Ithaca, NY), Joseph Hewes, 1776, (Lyric Stage, Boston), and the premiere of Tide Taken Productions Musical Things That Matter (Newburyport, MA). He is an active member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, singing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops. He has previously been a member of the NYS Baroque Ensemble (Syracuse, NY), Cayuga Vocal Ensemble (Ithaca, NY) and a featured soloist with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. He has been a music and early childhood educator since 2000. He teaches elementary music, middle school musical theater and is music curriculum lead teacher in a metrowest area district. He serves on the BSO Educators Advisory Council and is a contributing author to Activate Magazine, a national education resource magazine for music lessons and activities. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY), a Masters of Education in Early Childhood from American International College (Springfield, MA), and a Masters of Education in Organizational Management from Endicott College (Beverly, MA). He would like to thank everyone for their support especially his friends and of course, MI. A huge thank you to Michael for the opportunity to originate this role and work with BitterBitch Productions.
Playwright & Director
Michael Gaucher received an MA in writing from Emerson College. He is the author of a collection of short stories entitled Fresh Graves, several blogs including Ptown True Review, Behind Bars in Ptown, and Let Them Eat Cake, and has been a contributing writer to multiple periodicals including Boston Spirit. He was a principle writer and performer in the drag cabaret comedy troupe Fresh Fruit and initiated Herring Cove Beach Theater along with Abe Rybeck from The Theater Offensive. He currently splits his time between Dorchester and Provincetown. (Photo Credit: Bobby Miller)
Produced by Bitter Bitch Productions