Meet The Core Team
JESSICA McROBERTS - Producer
Jessica has had the pleasure of performing over the past 30 years on Broadway, National Broadway Tours and some of the finest Regional theaters in the country. FOLLIES, NINE, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, SWEET CHARITY, DR. DOLITTLE and SUNSET BOULEVARD to name a few. She also appeared on great stages in NYC such as Radio City Music Hall (Rockette Alumni), Carnegie Hall and City Center.
She has worked on shows with Stephan Sondheim, Maury Yeston, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Gwen Verdon, Kathleen Marshall, Jerry Mitchell, Chet Walker, Wayne Cilento, Matthew Warchus, Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, David Leveaux, Chris Gattelli, Michael Grief and Craig Carnelia. She has also served on faculty in NYC at Marymount Manhattan College, The Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, The Professional Performing Arts School, Broadway Dance Center and currently teaches at STEPS on Broadway.
CHUCK RAGSDALE - Producer
With over 30 years performance experience, actor Chuck Ragsdale has appeared in several national tours - the most recent being the Broadway National company of the Tony Award-winning "A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder" under the direction of Darko Tresnjak.
Chuck has performed in multiple off-Broadway productions and major regional theaters including The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, and the historic Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, PA.
As an arts educator he has served on the acting faculty of NYU Tisch/Molloy College for over 20 years. He was the Director of Education at Maine State Music Theatre and directed fully staged productions of Spring Awakening, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast. He received his BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Cincinnati and has also studied at The Barrow Group and Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC. He currently teaches at the Warwick Center for Performing Arts.
PAUL LOESEL - Producer
Broadway: As a pianist/keyboardist: WICKED (original orchestra member for the last 20 years), MAMMA MIA, CABARET, THE MUSIC MAN, SEUSSICAL, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, THE LION KING. Off Broadway: Associate Conductor, Andrew Lippa’s THE WILD PARTY. As a composer, his songs, along with lyricist Scott Burkell, have been performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Birdland, Symphony Space, Joe’s Pub, and the Chicago Humanities Festival. Their songs have been premiered by Kristin Chenoweth, Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Stephanie J. Block, and Liz Callaway. Recordings of their songs appear on Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley’s album, OPPOSITE YOU, Stephanie J. Block’s THIS PLACE I KNOW, and Rebecca Luker’s GREENWICH TIME, and on their own CD, SORTA LOVE SONGS (Sh-K-Boom Records). Their musical, THE EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY, (Jonathan Larson Foundation Grant, ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, CAP21 workshop, Philly Fringe Festival), played the Clurman Theatre/Theatre Row in NYC. Musical Revues include LOVE SONGS AND OTHER CRAP (MAC Award nomination) and SORTA LOVE SONGS (Birdland). Their musical, LMNOP, based on the popular novel Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn, received productions at Goodspeed Musicals (CT), Theatre Under the Stars (TX), the University of Michigan, and Louisiana State University. The musical is available for professional and amateur licensing through Samuel French/Concord Musicals. Several of Paul’s sacred choral works are available through Morningstar Music. He is the recipient of the 2010 Theatre Hall Of Fame Burton Lane Award and is a board member of Voices For Social Justice. For more info and sheet music purchases, head to www.scottandpaul.com
PAT McROBERTS - Producer
Pat starred as Chris in MISS SAIGON on Broadway, Los Angeles, Chicago, Vancouver, Cleveland, Denver and Detroit. He was Jean Valjean in LES MISÉRABLES at The Barter Theater, Symphony of The Mountains, Cardinal Stage and Zach Theatre. Pat also starred as Buddy in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY the National Tour and regionally.
Pat was Michael in the Regional Premiere of MURDER BALLAD at TUTS, he understudied Jeff Daniels in Tommy Tune’s TURN OF THE CENTURY at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago and starred in Yoko Ono’s NEW YORK ROCK off-Broadway and on Capitol Records, as well as many other Regional productions and tours.
He recently directed the Warwick Center for the Performing Arts production of CURTAINS! at The Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center. Pat’s greatest credit is his 8-year-old daughter Novello. Pat has a BA in Music from Otterbein College. Follow Pat on Twitter, Insta or TikTok @PatMcRoberts or at www.PatMcRoberts.com.
BRIAN DUNN - Technical Director
Brian has over 30 years of professional experience as a Lighting Designer, Technical Director, and Production Manager. He studied Technical Theatre at Brooklyn College and quickly entered the professional ranks as a technician, touring the country with Chamber Repertory Theatre of Boston.
He served as the Production Manager for Queens Theatre in the Park in Flushing Meadows, working with headliners including Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Rita Moreno, Red Buttons, Donna McKechnie, Lanie Kazan, Lois Nettleton and Henny Youngman and notable dance companies Momix, Lar Lubovitch, Pilobolus, Paul Taylor and Alvin Ailey. Lighting Design credits at QTIP include HENNY YOUNGMAN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, PRINCESS GRACE AND THE FAZZARIS, MARRY ME A LITTLE, and SOPHIE, TOTIE AND BELLE
Regional Lighting credits include over a dozen musical productions with the Herricks Players from 1990-2000, and their recent productions of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT and BYE BYE BIRDIE; THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES and INTO THE WOODS with Mezzo Productions; DEATH OF A SALESMAN at The Milford Theatre.
Locally, he is proud to lend his lighting knowledge to The Warwick Center for the Performing Arts, having designed for their Dance and Broadway companies. Productions include CINDERELLA, OZ, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, COPPELIA, MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM with their Dance Collective and MEAN GIRLS, CURTAINS, MATILDA, and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL with their Broadway Collective. Brian was also the lighting designer for WCPA’s production of tick, tick… BOOM!. He has been the lighting designer for their productions of NUTCRACKER since 2019.
Brian Joined CTG as Lighting Designer for their inaugural Gala and their first musical production, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW.
MEG GUINEY - Social Media Director
Meg graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Molloy University/CAP 21 Musical Theatre BFA with a Minor in New Media Studies. She was most recently seen as Columbia in Core Theatre Group’s Inaugural production of Rocky Horror. Other credits include Urinetown (Little Sally) and West Side Story (Velma). You can hear her in multiple animated series on Amazon Prime and as Rose in the mobile app game Magic High. When Meg is not performing, she teaches Jazz and Tap to young dancers and Reformer Pilates all over Manhattan. Meg is proud to be a part of the Core Theatre Group team and loves sharing their exciting news!