In the quaint village of Sleepy Hollow, stories of wonder and strangeness surround the legend of the mighty headless Hessian.  When the new schoolteacher Ichabod Crane vies for the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the townsfolk might protest, but it is ultimately the Horesman who will decide his fate in this silly and spooktacular tale...perfect for the Halloween season!

Performances October 25-November 3.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00

Josh C. Anderson (Ichabod Crane) is excited to make his debut at Encore! Recent credits include George Murchison (A Raisin in the Sun), Black Man (We Are Proud to Present...), Jean Valjean (Les Miserables), and Quadell McCullom (Actions and Objectives). A graduate of UNCG, he has had the honor of working alongside Preston Lane (Triad Stage) and Calandra Hackney (AEA). When offstage, he enjoys playing bass guitar, writing music and playing chess.

Kristina Bryan (Katrina) is so excited to be a part of Encore Center’s inaugural production! Originally from Wisconsin, she moved to NYC after getting her BFA in Musical Theatre and Dance Minor from Ball State University. Recent credits include Godspell (Morgan), Beauty and the Beast (Babette), Junie B. In Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (Junie B.), a singer/dancer in Hot Rhythm Nights at Dorney Park, and Times Have Changed, a cabaret at Joe’s Pub under the direction of Sutton Foster and Michael Rafter. Next up, you can catch her in Cool Yule at Carowinds! Love & gratitude for Mom and Dad.

Stephen Cameron (Brom Bones), a Sanford native, is thrilled to join the Encore Center for their production of Sleepy Hollow. A few of his previous shows include My Fair Lady, Anything Goes, and various educational tours, as well as assisting in the technical department of many more. As an actor, writer, and florist he appreciates every opportunity to share his art with others.

Adam Plant (Parson Van Houten, Rubert Van Brunt, Villager) Last seen in “Grease” at The Temple Theatre, Adam is delighted to be a part of Encore Center’s debut season! Recent credits include: The Cripple of Inishmaan (OTBP Productions); Junie B. Jones (Maples Rep Theatre); The Addams Family (Barn Dinner Theatre); Footloose (Temple Theatre); Sweeney Todd (NC Summer Rep); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Drunk Shakespeare). Adam is also a certified life coach and earned his M.Div. from Wake Forest School of Divinity. Thank you to Greta and the company for this opportunity! | @liminaladam

Ron Coley (Baltus, old Brower, Sleepy Hollow Boy) has been on numerous stages including the Temple Theatre, Theatre in the Park, and Raleigh Little Theatre and even a few commercials. He spends most of his time directing shows in his job teaching Theatre Arts at Lee County High School.  His most recent role on stage was in Almost Maine at Sweet Bee Theatre in Pittsboro. He is thrilled to be actually on stage again instead of behind the scenes.

Barbara Hough (Hans, Villager, horse) I am Panamanian, I speak Spanish and English fluently, and grew up in Lillington, NC. I have loved Theater since third grade when a traveling troupe performed The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at my school.  I graduated from UNCW where I majored in history and theatre. I am currently a high school theatre teacher.

Vlaicu David (Old Man 2, Villager, horse, student, Sleepy Hollow Boy) is an exchange student from Romania, he goes to Lee Senior. Vlaicu is very friendly, likes to make fun of everything (including himself). Because he’s good at lying to himself and he likes attention he took up theatre as a hobby. Nobody knows if he’s good at it, but he acts like he is, like the saying goes: Fake it till you make it.

Carly Mikulka (Geoffrey, Van Lacker & Gunpowder) is currently a freshman at Sandhills Community College working towards completing her Associate of Arts degree. She hopes to transfer to a 4-year university next fall to complete a degree in Theatre Education. She has been seen most recently as Ursula in The Little Mermaid at Union Pines High School. She would like to thank her friends and family for always supporting her and everyone at the Encore Center for giving her this wonderful opportunity.

Jaycie Savage (Old Man 3, Villager, country girl, student) is a senior at Lee Christian High School. She has been performing in shows since she was in 7th grade. This will be her 8th production participating in! Some of these shows include Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, High School Musical, It’s A Wonderful Life, and Twelfth Night. She is so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing show!

 Grey Coleman (Gunpowder, Old Man 1, Villager, Sleepy Hollow Boy, student) is originally from Tampa Florida, Grey has had a passion for the arts since she was a tiny human herself. From home videos, performing mini skits with her older sister, to playing a Big Bad Wolf with “stupid allergies” during theater summer camp in upstate New York, to teaching high school theater- she has always loved stepping into any new role given to her. Grey has received a BA in Theater Studies, double minors in Cinema Studies and Mass Communications from the University of Central Florida- where she got to study theatre abroad in Italy. Since then, she has professionally worked with Jobsite Theater in Tampa FL, entertained thousands of guests for Norwegian Cruise Lines – getting to be “friends” with Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob and Cosmo, as well as walked tall for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as a stilt walker. Currently Miss Grey is a quick-witted, fast-talking standup comedian and improviser performing regularly Friday nights at the PIT-Chapel Hill. As a newcomer to the Southern Pines area, she is very excited to be a part of the Encore Center family and hopes to positively impact the arts in the Southern Pines community through teaching and laughter.

Greta Marie Zandstra (Artistic Director, Costumer) Although an Indiana farm girl at heart, Greta Marie Zandstra has spent much of the last fifteen years living and working in North Carolina. Since earning her undergraduate degree in theatre and dance from Saint Mary’s College/Notre Dame and her graduate degree in dramatic arts from the University of Nebraska, she has had the opportunity to perform, direct, teach, and choreograph at numerous theatres and is looking forward to creating a new artistic home for performers and audience members in the Sandhills.

Becky Podlogar (Stage Manager) is excited to be the Stage Manager for Encore’s inaugural season. Although she has spent the majority of her life working in healthcare, she has felt the pull of the theatre since she was merely 5 years old, meeting her husband when the two starred together in their kindergarten class’s play in an elementary school gymatorium. It was their last stage production together until he proposed on the same stage 17 years later. Becky is delighted to be stage managing her third production this year, and would like to thank her husband Alex (married now 21 years), daughter Allison, and Sarah and Greta for their love, support and encouragement. Becky is thrilled to be part of the joy of theatre and performing arts in Downtown Southern Pines.

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