Previous Productions

John and Von Holmes want to express their appreciation and gratitude to Jerry Barilla and Judy Bratten and Historic Fort Steuben for their encouragement and support getting Wooden Heart Follies off the ground from the beginning and for the first few seasons: 2016-2019. And thank you to the Steubenville Cultural Trust for helping us in 2022 and 2023!

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Wooden Heart Follies original cast 2016

Whole cast

Wooden Heart Follies original cast (2016). Front row: Annabelle Kuchan (Stage Manager), Tim Wood (Mad Scientist), John Holmes (Patrolman Holiday), Therese Nelson Fedoryka (Miss Nelson), Von Holmes (Narrator), Nicole Janosco Heavilin (Miss Adelaide), Mary Engle (Vincenzo the Gondolier), Erin Grace (Clara).
Second Row: Luke Holmes (The Baker), Peter Tarantino (The Nutcracker Prince), Jim Craig (Warehouse Worker), John H. Walker (St. Nicholas), Martin Watjen (Private Mark the Soldier), Abi Mello (Stage Manager)

Dancing with Miss Nelson

Dancing with Miss Nelson

The Mad Scientist sings about his dream of dancing with Miss Nelson, while behind him his dream comes true by the magic of the theatre.

Chase thru audience

Chase thru audience

Private Mark (Martin Watjen) and Miss Adelaide (Nicole Janosco Heavilin) chase the Mad Scientist (Tim Wood) through the audience in the original production (2016)

Baker's Cake

Baker’s Cake

Foreground, Luke Holmes as Artopoios the Baker; background, Nicole Janosco Heavilin as Miss Adelaide the Schoolteacher and Martin Watjen as Private Mark the soldier (2016)

Nutcracker farewell

Nutcracker farewell

The Nutcrackers say farewell to their audience in the finale of the first production (2016). Front: Patrolman Holiday (John Holmes), Clara (Erin Grace), Prince (Peter Tarantino); Back: The Baker (Luke Holmes)