Enjoy live piano music in our lobby during the shows from these professional artists. Compensation for their time and talent is supported in part by a grant from BMO Harris, supplemented by gratuities from appreciative patrons. Thank you!
Ryan Cappleman is an actor, choreographer, teacher, and musician in the Milwaukee area. He works with Skylight Music Theater, In Tandem Theatre, Danceworks, Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences, Sunset Playhouse, UW-Waukesha, UW-Milwaukee, and several high schools in Wisconsin. Ryan is also a member of the Irish Band Tallymoore. He loves everything In Tandem Theater does and is grateful for all of the opportunities Jane and Chris have provided over the years!
As a piano player and vocalist, Jayme Dawicki has released three albums of original music, recently finished recording her 4th album in Brooklyn, NY, and performed in 33 states. Jayme’s songs have been heard on MTV, NBC, the CW, and Lifetime shows along with Kohl’s Department Stores in-store radio station, Radio Milwaukee, WUWM, WMSE, Pandora.com and iTunes. Jayme teaches piano and voice, accompanies vocalists and choirs, and holds a BFA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Interarts: Music and Theater. Fun fact: Jayme was Miss Wisconsin 2002. For more information, visit www.jaymedawicki.com.
Donna Kummer is, has been, and will always be a musician. She tried to deny it for 10 years of her life by getting a law degree and practicing law, but that’s water under the bridge. Donna serves as the Director of Music for Plymouth Church UCC in Milwaukee, conductor of the Wauwatosa Community Band, and director of the Schoolhouse Players in Waukesha County. She has been involved in 180 productions over the past 25 years with numerous professional, community and school theatres in the Milwaukee area, including several productions with in Tandem Theatre.
Patricia Monroe is a poster child for Arts Education. Started on the piano at age ten when a concerned nun suggested to her parents that she was headed for reform school due to her unruly behavior, she went on to a music degree at the University of Wisconsin and a thirty-year career teaching middle school music in the Milwaukee Public Schools. Since retiring she has climbed up Mt. Kilimanjaro and down the Grand Canyon. On your way into a great In Tandem show, stop at the piano and say hello.
Teddy Warren is a young local actor acting like he knows how to play the piano. He has worked professionally in Milwaukee, WI and Dallas, TX since graduating Southern Methodist University. He asks the people in the lobby to use their poetic suspension of disbelief that he’s not just trying to woo the money out of your pocket, but that he genuinely cares about their experience in with In Tandem, and that you have a lovely evening.
Matt has appeared with numerous area companies including Next Act Theater, Windfall Theater, Sunset Playhouse and Soulstice Theatre. For In Tandem Theatre, he has appeared as Myron in A Cudahy Caroler Christmas and as Cletis in 1959 Pink Thunderbird. Matt is co-founder of Storyteller Theater of Milwaukee and runs the theater program at St. Thomas More High School. Matt is a regular lobby pianist and accompanist for In Tandem Theatre and pianist for Calvary Presbyterian Church.