Meet Our Teaching Artists

Sarah Bailey

A graduate of Baldwin-Wallace, Sarah has ​a BA in Theater with a focus in Arts Management. She has worked as a stage manager across NE Ohio, most notably as Resident Stage Manager for Dobama Theatre and Cleveland Public Theatre. She has also worked with the Academy for the Performing Arts at Chagrin Falls, Blank Canvas Theatre, The Cassidy Theatre and many more. For the past five years, she has served on the board of directors and creative team for Mighty Goliath Productions.

Mariah Burks

Mariah is a Cleveland native and a proud AEA member. She received her MFA from Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program. Mariah has appeared in Marie and RosettaShakespeare in Love and the New Ground Theatre Festival at Cleveland Play House; as well as Macbeth, Mary Zimmerman’s MetamorphosesClybourne Park, and She Stoops to Conquer at CWRU.

Bridie Carroll

Bridie recently returned to Cleveland after spending the last ten years in NYC and the last four years traveling the country with the Broadway tour of Wicked. She played Tracy Turnblad in the first regional production of Hairspray, and went on to do High School MusicalPure CountryFat CampThe Little Mermaid and toured the country, once again, with Grease. She earned her BFA from The Boston Conservatory of Music, and can be heard on the original cast recording of Thirteen Stories Down.​

Ursula Cataan

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Ursula has had an extensive performing career in NYC and regionally, including The Call at Dobama, Shining City at Beck Center, Spirits to Enforce at Cleveland Public Theatre, The Clean House at Cleveland Playhouse, I Love You, Because at Playhouse Square, The Great White Hope at Karumu, and most recently Love, Loss, and What I Wore at Mamai Theatre. She has performed in many TMTP concerts and cabarets.

Liz Baumgartner

Liz worked professionally in NYC musical theater for 10 years, returning to Cleveland in 2017. She performed in the national tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and international tours of In the Mood and 42nd Street. Regional dance credits include Fritsche Theatre (Hello, Dolly! and To Each His Own), Huntington Playhouse (Some Enchanted Evening), Cleveland Opera (Die Zauberflote), and three summers at Jacob’s Pillow (Hell’s Kitchen Kilowatts). She has served as a music, dance and gymnastics instructor in Cleveland and NYC. Liz earned a BA in Vocal Music with a Minor in Dance at Otterbein College.

Noah Morrison Hrbek

Noah is a lifelong Cleveland resident and earned his BFA at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Much of his work has been in the theater with organizations such as Blank Canvas Theatre, Near West Theatre, and Western Reserve Playhouse. He has designed production images, constructed props and makeup effects, created scenic paintings and performed. He has worked with an autistic artist as a mentor and part-time caretaker since 2007.

Will Sanborn

A Cleveland-based actor, director and educator, Will has performed with Beck Center for the Arts, Lakeland Civic Theatre, Mercury Theatre Company and Cain Park. As a director and teacher, he has worked with Stagecrafters Theater, Orange High School and Great Lakes Theater. He holds a BFA in Theater Arts from Elon University and a Teaching Certificate in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique from The University of Mount Union.

Maggie Stahl

Maggie has spent the last 20 years singing and acting throughout Cleveland and NE Ohio. She has performed at The Cassidy Theatre, Near West Theatre and Beck Center among others. Over the last few years she has become involved with Talespinner Children’s Theatre, where she serves as a company member and part of their outreach program. She views the Kids Love Musicals! program as a wonderful way to enrich the lives of children through music, conversation and play.

Alissa Trella

Alissa grew up in Cleveland and found her love for musical theatre at Near West Theatre where she performed through high school and into her college years. It was at Near West that she decided that she would like to teach theatre and help guide other kids to explore and discover all of the wonderful things theatre has to offer. Alissa graduated with a BA in Musical Theatre from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.  After graduating, she returned to Cleveland and taught theatre and directed plays and musicals at Villa Angela St. Joseph High School.

Caitlin Reilly

Caitlin has worked as theater artist for more than two decades. As an actor, director, choreographer, stage manager and teaching artist her work has been seen up and down the East Coast as well as in Pittsburgh and  Cleveland. Favorite roles locally include Elle Woods – Legally Blonde (Beck Center), Aldonza – Man of La Mancha (True North Cultural Arts), Heidi – [title of show] (Beck Center), and Xanthias – The Frogs (Cain Park). She is a member of Actor’s Equity Association and a graduate of The University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in Musical Theater.

Thank You … !                                          

​Kids Love Musicals! is made possible, in part, by gifts from Roger and Janice Robinson and Richard Frey, and grants from The Abington Foundation, Akron Community Foundation, The Eva L. & Joseph M. Bruening Foundation, Cedars Legacy Fund, The Children’s Guild, The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, The John P. Murphy Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Joyce M. Stielau and Herbert W. Stielau Foundation, Treu-Mart Fund, Thomas White Foundation and US Bank Foundation. Support is also provided through individual donors to the Kids Love Musicals! Scholarship Fund and TMTP’s benefit cabaret series  Rendezvous: Come to the Cabaret!

TMTP is a proud ​member of Cleveland Arts Education Consortium