About Our Cast

Clue: the Musical  |  April 6-15, 2017

Emily Askin (Mrs. Peacock) is thrilled to be performing with Palisade Playhouse. This spring, Emily can be seen as Eva Peron in the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival production of, “Eva and Hillary.” Emily has been performing improv comedy in every basement theater from Pittsburgh to New York since 2003. In Pittsburgh, she regularly appears in The Writer’s Room at Unplanned Comedy Warehouse, and CSI: Crime Scene Improv at Arcade Comedy Theater. Emily is a graduate of the Kenyon College Theater Program and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. 

Candice Fisher (Miss Scarlet) is thrilled to be joining Palisade Playhouse in their premier productions! Most recently, she was a part of the Pittsburgh premier of the Confidential Musical Theatre Project and was awarded Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work in the 2016 Pittsburgh New Works Festival. You also may have seen Candice as the spooky hostess of Hundred Acres Manor, which she performed for three years. Favorite roles include: Legally Blonde (Paulette), Noises Off (Poppy Norton-Taylor), The Secret Garden (Martha), and Oklahoma (Ado Annie). New York theatre: Singeasy! (Abingdon Theater Company) and the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown for the Titanic Artifact Exhibition in Times Square. Proud AMDA-NYC grad. Enjoy the show!

Nathan Hough (Professor Plum) Since graduating from the Seton Hill University Theater and Dance Program in 2011, Nathan has been consistently involved in the greater Pittsburgh area arts community as an actor, director and administrator. Favorite credits include The Music Man (Mayor Shinn), Assassins (Proprietor) and The Rocky Horror Show (Narrator) with Stage 62, The Addams Family (Lurch), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Barfee), Annie (Rooster) and Godspell (Judas) with Mon River Arts, Songs for a New World with South Park Theater and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged] with Apple Hill Playhouse. Nathan served for two years as the resident director for the Petite Players of Mon River Arts and currently spends his weekdays in the offices of the Pittsburgh CLO.

David Lu (Colonel Mustard) recently made his Pittsburgh theatre debut as Jacey Squires in The Music Man at Stage 62. Prior to that, he lived in St. Louis where he directed, conducted, danced in and/or played trombone with seven productions at the Washington University Medical School. He also was the chief robot programmer for the WashU Performing Arts Department 2015 production of "Sky Sky Sky", which featured a live autonomous robot in a part written especially for it.

Patrick Sharbaugh (Mr. Boddy) is excited to be a part of a budding community theatre is his own Greenfield neighborhood. Although his undergraduate major was chemistry, Patrick spent most of his college years performing in theatre, acting in La Dispute, Picasso at Lapin Agile, The Comedy of Errors, Heaven Can Wait, and The World Goes Round. After graduation, Patrick drifted away from theatre, and chemistry, to pursue a career in software; earning a master’s degree in Software Design and Management. For the past few years, Patrick has co-directed a high school musical and enjoys performances of singing and piano playing for his two children and the occasional karaoke excursion. He lives with wife, Christina, children, Eliza and Sebastian, and his crazy golden doodle, Lego.

Kaushik Sivasubramanian (Mr. Green) Some say he was turned down a place on “I’m a celebrity” because he is one. Some say that he appears on high value stamps in Sweden, and that he can catch fish with his tongue. Some say he once fought with Superman and the loser had to start wearing his underwear on the outside of his pants and that wherever you are in the world, if you turn your radio to 90.5 you can actually hear his thoughts. All we know is, he’s called Kaushik and he plays Mr. Green in this production.

Kalie Tomiczek (Detective and Stage Manager) is thrilled to be working with Palisade Playhouse on its inaugural show.  For her day jobs, she works with the Snapology as an educator and with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, performing in the traveling educational show Spinosaurus Encounter – fulfilling her lifelong goal of being a dinosaur and being paid to act.  She has a Cinema and Digital Arts degree from Point Park University, concentrating in producing. In addition to McKeesport Little Theatre’s recent Beauty and the Beast, previous on-stage credits include Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Jan in Grease, Rose Gordon in Flowers for Algernon, and Alice in You Can’t Take It With You.  She has also directed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged and numerous children’s shows.  She recently stage managed Sewickley Area Theatre Company’s Hairspray.  She lives in Mt. Lebanon with her wonderful husband, Paul, and two dog children, Tugger and Piper.

Abby Wilson (Mrs. White) is thrilled for her role in Palisade's inaugural show, especially given the mouthy maid's untimely death at the hands of Hasbro last summer.  Her proudest theatrical accomplishments include Senioritis, a one-night only original musical about delusional nursing home performers (she co-starred), Hello Donny! a monthly cabaret show sponsored by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust from 2012 - 2014 (she co-produced), Kenneth What is the Frequency? which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before running off-off Broadway (her non-speaking role helped many props move across the stage), and the Ellis School’s 8th grade production of Pirates of Penzance (she brought grown men to tears as the Pirate King).   Before law school muted a little bit of her soul, Abby sang as an alto in a number of choirs, lived in South Africa, and ran political campaigns.  She works in public health and lives in Squirrel Hill with her husband Patrick.

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