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Any Dream Will Do

Bringing this wonderful production to Temple Beth Sholom is truly a dream come true!

Join us as we embark on a storytelling journey with Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The musical follows the story of Jacob’s favorite son, Joseph, and his eleven brothers. Joseph is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and ends up imprisoned by an Egyptian noble. While imprisoned, he discovers he can interpret dreams and eventually becomes the Pharaoh’s right-hand man as he helps end Egypt’s famine.

Featuring our talented staff and congregants, this is a one-time only performance! Sunday, April 21, at 2:00 pm in the TBS Sanctuary. Get your tickets now.

Meet Our Talented Cast!


Vanessa Ressler, Nili Ressler, Matthew Bial, Charles Citrin, Gary Ressler, Dean Rotbart, Greg Horowitz, Evan Marks, Andrea Wagner, Hannah Umlas


Greg Horowitz, Evan Marks, Andrea Wagner, Aidan Shimansky, Oleva Benrey, Sharon Ellis, Jordan Kleiner, Judith Clein, Ethan Horowitz, Olivia McDonell, Orli Ressler

Children’s Chorus

Jules Alhadeff, Jordan Bial, Max Foger, Lily Palmer, Jacob Palmer, Nicholas Aguilera, Dean Rotbart

Vanessa Ressler


Vanessa Ressler (Director/Choreographer, Narrator), is thrilled to be returning to community theater with her TBS (and actual) family after a very long hiatus! She is a marketer by trade, and currently a full-time volunteer, serving as the TBS President, and incoming chair of Jewish Community Services. Past roles include Audrey in Little Shop, Bonnie in Anything Goes, and Donna in The Taffetas.

Nili Ressler


Nili Ressler is a 4th grader at the Innovative School of Temple Beth Sholom. This is her first production, and she is so happy to be doing the show with her mom, dad, oldest sister, and friends. Nili loves laughing and being silly, music, math, being creative, and making new friends. 

Matthew Bial


Matthew Bial is honored to be playing the role of Joseph. It’s been nearly 25 years since stepping on the stage, but Matthew loves musical theater and appeared in various shows including Tommy, 42nd Street, Once on This Island, and of course, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It’s also a dream of Matthew’s to share the spotlight with his oldest daughter, Jordan, in her musical debut. He wishes a special thanks to his wife Wendy, and youngest daughter Dylan.

Charles Citrin


Charles is glad to be returning to the stage, having last performed as the book doctor in 1958 in my fifth grade play at South Beach Elementary.

“Much credit goes to our director, Vanessa Ressler, and musical director Alan Caves.
Rehearsals have been fun, especially with our children performers. Thanks to Jon Dalton, my theatre teacher, and my classmates at Quayside for their  support. Special thanks to my favorite teacher, Hannah Kathleen Citrin Candiotti, my daughter. Hi Jon & Jet!!”

Gary Ressler


Gary is thrilled to join Vanessa, Nili, & Orli on stage for one show only! A Theater Arts major
in college, Gary is excited to play with an
audience again. Enjoy the show!

Dean Rotbart

Potiphar & Children’s Chorus

“Big Man” Dean Rotbart is 7 years old. He loves being Jewish, eating Kosher food, going to JLab, and all things Temple Beth Shalom. He also loves his sister Ruthie, and his mommy and daddy. When not acting, he goes to North Beach Elementary, Muss Park, and to visit his grandparents.

Greg Horowitz


Greg Horowitz’s appearance in Joseph is literally the realization of a lifelong dream. As a child, he spent countless hours listening to a vinyl recording of the original West End cast. His freshman year of college, he auditioned for

a campus production, and was crushed when he didn’t make the cut. So he was thrilled when Temple Beth Sholom, announced plans to put on his favorite show. He is especially proud of the fact that he has the opportunity to perform alongside one of his two favorite sons, Ethan. He is also grateful to his wife, Aimee, and other favorite son, Andrew, and to his dad, Herb, for passing on the theater gene.

Evan Marks


Evan Marks is excited to return to the Temple Beth Sholom Stage after an approximately 55-year hiatus following his performance in the original Judy Drucker production of Milk and Honey!

By day Evan and his wife Carolyn have a family law practice, four children ranging in age from 19 to 33, and one granddaughter.

Evan’s past theater and television roles include Tom Sawyer in Tom Sawyer, the Artful Dodger in Oliver!, Howie Newsome in Our Town and most recently as a featured extra in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Andrea Wagner


Andrea is a Public Defender at the Miami Dade Public Defenders Office. In her spare time she loves hanging with her family, cooking, exercising and contributing to her Temple Community. Andrea is very excited to be in this musical with her daughter Jules.

Hannah Umlas


Hannah Umlas has been a member of TBS since birth and was the first baby named in the chapel in 2007! Hannah is now a 16 year old student at Miami’s own New World School of the Arts. They’ve always had a passion for performance and started in the Sholom Rockets at TBS before graduating on to further pursuits. Their interest mainly lies in classical singing, although they thoroughly enjoy musicals and are very happy to finally take part in a musical theatre production!

Aidan Shimansky


Aidan Shimansky is excited to be performing for Temple Beth Shalom. He is currently a senior in high school, and has hopeful ambitions to enter the music industry as a performer and/or producer. He was interested in the arts from a young age and has participated in multiple different areas of art, including music, acting and drawing. His love for acting is particular within comedy, as he loves to make a fool of himself when given the chance.

Oleva Benrey


Oleva is happy to have the opportunity to act, sing, and dance in “Joseph’ with the Temple Beth Sholom’s acting group. This is her debut performance. She is so grateful to Vanessa Ressler, Matt Bial, and Barb Shimansky for encouraging her to be part of the production. Oleva was born and raised in Miami Beach. She currently sings with the Civic Chorale of Greater Miami. She previously sang with the South Florida Jewish Chorale and the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center Community Choir, and with Temple Beth Sholom’s Chai Notes.

Sharon Ellis


Sharon Ellis makes her debut with Temple Beth Sholom’s acting ensemble in Joseph.  Sharon danced tap, jazz, and ballet from age four through college, and at the World’s Fair in Seville, Spain in 1992.  She was in the Thespian Society in high school, and performed in Guys and Dolls and Crazy for You. Sharon is a Camp Coleman alumna. Most of all, Sharon is thrilled to be in this show with her two children, Lily and Jacob Palmer!

Jordan Kleiner

Benjamin & Baker

Jordan Kleiner is thrilled to be in this production.. He was born and raised in Miami, FL. Credits include: the role of Beast in the 2023 KO Voice Studio production of Beauty and the Beast, the role of Warner in Legally Blonde, and he is currently in the KO Voice Studio production of Mean Girls (Aaron Samuels). He would like to thank his parents, Vanessa Ressler and the creative team, as well as his mentor,
Richard Jay-Alexander.

Gabraham Sethary Puppetta
(the puppet) Asher

Gabraham Sethary Puppetta (Asher) is grateful to be acting for Temple Beth Shalom. He has led a prestigious career in his 27 years. He has a MFA from Juilliard and has a Ph.D.s in Pure Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, Engineering, Molecular Biology. He has performed over five hundred times on Broadway and over two hundred times at The Globe in London.

Judith Clein


Judith is pleased to be a part of a fantastic production of Joseph. Her theatrical experience has been in Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, Carousel, Sweet Charity, South Pacific, Oklahoma and Mame. She’s also proud of the fundraising success of Star Crazy at the Knight Center, and would like to thank her supportive family and friends in this endeavor.

Ethan Horowitz


Ethan Horowitz is an eighth grader making his theatrical debut, alongside his father. He is very grateful to his father for passing on his singing genes, his mother for not passing on hers, and his brother for being very unique in his own special way.

Olivia McDonell


Olivia McDonnell is currently a 3rd grade learner at TBS innovation school, where she was encouraged to play a role in Joseph. Olivia is also known for her musical passions and is a talent musician & student of the School of Rock. Going every weekend, she loves nothing more than jamming with her band and singing in several live concerts.


Orli Ressler

Potiphar’s Wife

Orli Ressler (Mrs. Potiphar) is a sophomore at Miami Country Day School. She loves music, plays the piano and guitar, and creating complex harmonies. Past roles include Cinderella, Ms. Cratchet, Megan Jones, and Ms. Strict. She is grateful to be here with her community.

Jules Alhadeff

Children’s Chorus

Jules is in third grade at North Beach Elementary. She loves sushi, pasta, Barbie, Broadway, and gymnastics. You can find her swimming on the swim team at the JCC, singing at TBS with Sholom Rockers or doing cartwheels wherever she finds space. This is her first musical and she is very excited about it. 

Jordan Bial
Children’s Chorus

Jordan Bial is a first-time musical theater performer. She attends North Beach Elementary School and is currently in second grade. Jordan’s performance experience includes The Lion King as Scar and as a member of the TBS Sholom Rockers choir. Jordan is also excited to appear alongside her father, Matthew, who plays the role of Joseph. Jordan would like to thank her family for all their support leading up to the performance. Go, go, Jo!

Max Foger

Children’s Chorus

Max is 7 years old and in the 2nd grade at The Cushman School. He was born in New York City and relocated to Miami 3.5 years ago. Debuting a breakout rendition of Bruno Mars’ Count on Me at his grandfather’s 70th birthday celebration this past summer, he knew he had to take the stage. Max is very excited to be part of the Joseph cast and thanks his Mom, Dad, and most of all his sister, Ella (“she’s so cute!”). 

Lily Palmer

Children’s Chorus

Lily Palmer is making her theatrical debut in Joseph at Temple Beth Sholom. Lily loves music and can remember a melody she hears once and repeat it perfectly, and loves to sing.  Lily participated in Tot Shabbat, the TBS Sholom Rockers, and now jLAB.  She is

passionate about Reform Jewish culture and enjoys partaking in it through music, art, and JLab.  Lily loves to play baseball with her Miami Beach league, swim, cook, and do art projects.

Jacob Palmer

Children’s Chorus

Jacob Palmer is making his theatrical debut in Joseph at
Temple Beth Sholom. Jacob participated in Tot Shabbat, the Temple Chorus, and now JLab, and enjoys Reform Jewish culture through music, art, jLAB, and Hebrew school. He is a chess champion, and plays coach pitch Little League with Miami Beach and is amazing at all sports. Jacob loves to swim, play board games,
and geography activities.

Nicholas Aguilera

Children’s Chorus

Nicholas Aguilera is making his debut in musical theater in this

production of Joseph. He enjoys playing guitar, practicing karate and biking.He enjoys all of the Joseph practices, He wishes to thank his mom, dad and Yoshi!

Zoila Camel

Zoila was born in Cuba in 1974. She has appeared in many movies in her illustrious career including Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Ishtar, The English Patient, The Scorpion King, and Jumanji: The Next Level. Her biggest acting inspiration is all the camels who acted in the movie Laurence of Arabia. This is her first appearance in a production at Temple Beth Sholom and she is very grateful for the opportunity. In her free time she loves water skiing and crocheting.


Len Briggs

Projection Artist

Len Briggs is a retired medical device engineer who has worked in many fields including angioplasty, diabetes research, brain implants, etc.  An avid photographer, award-winning painter, and amateur poet, he has always taken his photography and art very seriously and loves these kinds of projects.  His works were last enjoyed at the SholomFest 2023, when he created all the spoof film posters for our Past Presidents.  He has enjoyed working on this project with his daughter Vanessa!

Stacy Penson

This is Stacy’s first experience with community theater. She fell into the role of Co-Producer by chance through an opportunity that came up and a conversation with Rabbi Pomerantz. Although Stacy doesn’t have prior experience in theater, she is very community minded, organized and a self-proclaimed problem solver. In fact, her catch phrase is “everything is figuroutable!” Stacy is the Director of the

Elementary Level at the Innovative School of Temple Beth Sholom. She enjoys singing (when she is by herself), exercising and spending time with her family.

Barbara Shimansky

Barb Shimansky has loved the theater since she debuted as Baby Bear in her kindergarten production of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” Barb currently serves as the Director of jLAB at Temple Beth Sholom and has the blessing of spending two weeks each summer on the faculty of the URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy, where she usually works with the Musical Theater major and has the fortune of combining her three favorite things: Judaism, the arts, and camp.
Being a co-producer of Joseph allows her to bring two of those three to TBS, and it has been such a joy to work with this talented group!

Rachel Umlas

Since she was a very little girl, Rachel has loved musical theater! She has also always been fascinated with the props used in these shows.  As a new chapter of her life begins, she decided she would like to

try managing the props in a show and here we are! Rachel thanks

her parents for exposing her to all kinds of arts;  her husband for accompanying her on so many arts adventures with her all around the world and her three children for continuing to expose her to new shows, songs, experiences.  Go, go, go, Jo!

Alan Caves

Alan Caves is pleased to join the amazing cast of Joseph for this

performance. He has performed and conducted numerous

productions throughout the United States and Europe.His background includes a Bachelors in Piano Performance as well as a Masters in Piano Accompanying from the University of Miami. Alan is beginning his 9th year as Music Director at Temple Beth Sholom as well and is delighted to be part of the TBS community.