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What Child is This?
by Gloria Emmerich
 

 

 

Cast information coming soon.

Gloria Emmerich  was born in Newport, OR and is our resident musical director, playwright, lyricist, and composer.  She has written over 75 full length musicals—many of which have been performed around the world.  Gloria appears in all Rocky Hock productions.  She earned a Bachelor of Music Degree and Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from San Diego State University. Gloria and her husband Jeff started the original theatre in Edenton in 2000.  Together they have recorded and produced over 60 musical albums.  CLICK HERE to view a PROMO Video of Gloria's shows!

 

Jeff Emmerich was born in Bend, OR and co-owns the Rocky Hock Playhouse with his wife Gloria.  He was previously head of the drama department at North Central University in Minneapolis, MN and is currently the drama director at College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC.  Jeff appears in all Playhouse productions and is our stage and artistic director.  He earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University. He was ordained into the ministry in 1978 and recently completed his Doctor of Ministry Degree.  Jeff and Gloria have traveled to five different continents and ministered in dozens of countries around the world.

 

Sandra Krueger moved to Elizabeth City, NC recently from Findlay, OH. She earned a Master of Music Degree in Opera and Musical Theatre from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. Sandra is an adjunct professor at College of The Albemarle where she teaches music appreciation classes. Previous roles include Alice Beane in Titanic: the Musical, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Jean Louise Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird.



 

Mariah Schierer is originally from Greene, ME and is an accomplished dancer, actor, and singer.  She is the Performing Arts Center Manager at COA in Elizabeth City and has been with Rocky Hock now for five years. Mariah earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance from Dean College in Franklin, MA.  She has worked professionally with several theatres on the east coast and toured with VEE Corp as Harmony Bear in Care Bears Live.  Mariah and Nathan were married in 2012 and make their home in Edenton.



 

Nathan P. Schierer is originally from Fillmore, NY.  He is a graduate of Houghton College in Houghton, NY where he earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance.  Nathan is the Rocky Hock Playhouse box office, office, and road manager and has been with the company now for seven years. Nathan is the set designer and technical director for all COAST Players and ETPC productions at College of The Albemarle and frequently appears in shows there as well. He is also the music minister at Mt. Olivet UMC in Manteo, NC.

 

 

Darryl Stallings has lived all his life in Eastern, NC.  He attended Holmes Bible College in Greenville, SC.  Darryl has been a member of the stock company of actors at the Rocky Hock Playhouse for over twelve years.  He is married to Wanda and they have two beautiful children, Charity and Nathaniel.  Darryl has raised thousands of dollars for charities through his singing ministry over the past 25 years.  Darryl is also a founding member of the gospel group "Step of Faith" and the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in South Mills, NC.

 


 

LaShaun Winslow was born in Elizabeth City, NC where he has lived all of his life. He attends College of The Albemarle and is an Associate in Fine Arts degree Drama major. LaShaun’s first role with us was as Mr. Gower in the Emmerich Theatre Production Company play, It’s A Wonderful Life.” Other roles include Judd Fry in “Oklahoma,” Grandpa George in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and Sebastian in “The Little Mermaid.” LaShaun was also featured in the role of Thomas in the 2017 Rocky Hock Playhouse musical “The Stone Rolled Away.”