Chorus of Schoolgirls

Holly Adams Marcia Barbiero Carla Cooley
Carey Bates Emma Fyffe  
Diana Gladden Heather Handley Maureen O'Connell
Christina Richardson Rachel Schulte Ruth-Anne Ring
Joyce Veishlow   Joan Stietzel

Carey Bates - Ms. Bates returns this year to the women's chorus after performing in last year's production of Ruddigore. A technical writer by day, Ms. Bates enjoys singing in operettas, barber shop type groups, as well as karaoke. Ms. Bates studied voice under Allen Huszti at Sweet Briar College, and plays piano, bassoon, oboe, French horn, guitar, and bass guitar. She also sang in the Sweet Tones, an a capella singing group at Sweet Briar. She has a Master's Degree in Public Communication, resides in Stamford, and is currently a technical writing contractor for IPC in Fairfield, CT.

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Rachel L. Schulte is thrilled to be in the production of The Mikado. Other favorite roles include Newsy 5 in Fiorello, Francisco in The Miracle of Fatima, and General Cartwright in Guys and Dolls. She would like to thank God for her gift, her family for their love and support (special thanks to grandparents who take her everywhere), Curtain Call, Erin, and her BFF and "big sis" Shannon for always being there.

Ruth-Anne Ring has been a vocalist "wannabe" since girlhood. She is currently studying voice with Beverly Lambert and has taken acting with Al Pia. She is a long time member of Westport’s Temple Israel choir, currently under the direction of Cantors Richard Silverman and Donna Goldstein. She is honored to be participating, for the first time, with the Trouper’s Light Opera Company in the 2004 production of The Mikado.

When not practicing or rehearsing, she maintains an insurance practice in Westport assisting clients with their business and personal insurance and savings needs. She lives with husband, Bob Perliss. She is grateful to her family, friends and many clients for their loyal support.