The Why Behind the Scenes

Performing Arts on a Mission, and that mission is to share Christ with our world. As a ministry within Christ Wesleyan Church, our desire is to offer the highest quality performances to audiences that are both affordable and family-friendly. With auditions open to all, we seek to provide an experience for cast and crew that is second to none. Whether it’s a musical, dinner theatre, film, concert, or other avenues of the Arts, Christ Wesleyan Theatre Productions brings big-city performance to rural Pennsylvania!

Meet the Directors

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Pastor Ryan Brosious

Christ Wesleyan Theatre Productions Director

Ryan is married to Amanda and they have three children. Their family attends Christ Wesleyan Church where he serves as Worship Arts Pastor. In addition to directing the Christ Wesleyan Theatre Productions’ shows since 2009, he’s portrayed many acting roles such as: Edgar Beane (a second-class passenger on the Titanic) in Titanic the Musical (2017), Topper in A Christmas Carol: A New Musical (2016), was Schroeder’s understudy in A Charlie Brown Christmas (2015), Mr. Beaver in both years of Narnia: The Musical (2013 & 2014), Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol: A New Musical (2011 & 2012), a pharisee in The Power of His Love, in the ensemble of The Wonder of Christmas, and a variety of voice-over characters for our dinner theatre shows and advertising including radio and video promos. He was selected to be in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in Chicago, but lost on his first spelling word. He loves to cook! He enjoys leadership and working with volunteers. “Christ Wesleyan Theatre Productions is a safe, positive, and uplifting theatre, regardless of your role. All ages can use their gifts to entertain and glorify God!”


Carole Brosious

Christ Wesleyan Theatre Productions Assistant Director

Carole is married to Bob and they attend Christ Wesleyan Church. She has been the Assistant Director with Christ Wesleyan Theatre Productions since 2013 with Narnia the Musical and other shows such as: The Diary of Anne Frank (2019), Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical (2018), The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 (2018), Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (2017), Titanic the Musical (2017), A Christmas Carol: A New Musical (2016), Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap (2016), Anne of Green Gables: The Musical (2016), A Charlie Brown Christmas (2015), and Narnia the Musical (2014). Previously, she was the Floor Director for several shows including A Christmas Carol: A New Musical (2011 & 2012), One Incredible Moment (2010), The Power of His Love (2010), The Wonder of Christmas (2009), and It’s a Wonderful Life (2006 & 2007). Her involvement began in a variety of chorus and ensemble roles in 1997. Carole is a mom of four, a grandmother of four, and a great-grandma of two. Her favorite things to do are theatre, camping, and spending time with friends and family. “Christ Wesleyan Theatre Productions provides an opportunity to be in the arts in a safe and moral way. Every cast and crew become family. They bond and form long-lasting friendships, much the same way mission teams do. We serve Jesus, present the Gospel, and have fun!”

Our Team

Director - Ryan Brosious
Assistant Director - Carole Brosious
Junior Directors - Cody Johnson
Box Office Manager - Becky Klinger
Marketing Director - Mary Tyler
Technical Director - Gary Young
Lighting Designer - Joshua Murray
Stage Manager - Kurtis Klodnicki
Assistant Stage Manager - Shirley Homan
Set Construction Supervisor - Elizabeth Maust
Drama Coach - Julie Dorman
Special Effects Director - Jeremey Rhoades
Makeup Director - Tara Allred
Costume Designer - Joy Mertz
Costume Assistant - Carmen Fisher
Props Master - Tammy Wetzel
Choreographer - Devin Ilgenfritz
Guest Services & Development Director - Jill Arnold
Volunteer Coordinator - Kristie McLeod