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Emily Noxon
Emily Noxon

Emily Noxon has been singing since she found her voice as a baby. Emily has had the opportunity to sing with Rascal Flatts, The Little River Band, and open for Boyz II Men. Her first major role was Ado Annie in Oklahoma! She has also had the opportunity to play Alice Nutting/Edwin Drood in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Judy Bernley in 9 to 5, Alice Beineke in The Addams Family, and the Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone. She played dual roles in Legally Blonde (Enid/Paulette), she was a member of the ensemble in Sister Act, and was a featured ensemble member in The Scarlet Pimpernel as Mrs. Danvers. Her dream roles include Molly Brown and Bea in Something Rotten. Emily graduated from ASU with a degree in English Literature and completed a Master’s Degree in publishing at Oxford Brooks University. Her goal is to perform on Broadway and hear her mom say “that’s my kid!” at the Tony Awards.

Herbert Paine
Herbert Paine

Herb Paine ~ Herb has served as Senior Contributing Editor and lead reviewer for BWW's Phoenix Metro Region since 2014.

He is President of Paine Consulting Services, now in its thirty-first year of operation, specializing in organizational development, strategic planning, turnaround management, mergers, and governance. In addition to his work with corporations and government, he is a nationally recognized expert on all aspects of nonprofit organization management and has consulted extensively with arts and cultural organizations on strategic positioning, branding, and audience development. For more, visit

His provocative social and political commentaries have been aired regularly on KJZZ/91.5 FM, NPR’s Phoenix affiliate and are available at his blog, STANDS TO REASON at

Herb is an avid fan of theatre, both on and off stage. His most recent acting credits include roles as Sgt. Jeff Pugliese in the National Geographic Channel’s April 2014 docudrama "Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers;" the King of France/Chaudron the forger/Ser Piero, DaVinci's father in Theater Works' "Finding Mona Lisa;" Inspector LeStrade in Fountain Hills Theater’s "Sherlock’s Last Case;" and Berry Bernard in the short film "Living Will." His directorial debut occurs with the production in May 2020 of SLEUTH at the Don Bluth Front Row Theatre in Scottsdale, AZ.

Robert Encila-Celdran
Robert Encila-Celdran

Born and raised in the Philippines, Robert Encila-Celdran resides in Tucson, Arizona where he works as a full-time theatre educator. A Fine Arts scholar from the University of Arizona, he founded Studio Connections, a non-profit theater company and arts organization for children and youth. As a director, Robert helmed over a hundred productions, including some of his favorites: Chicago, Noises Off, Man of La Mancha, JB, A Man of No Importance, Pippin, America Hurrah, and Sunday in the Park with George. As a member of Actors’ Equity, Robert appeared locally as an actor with Borderlands Theater, Arizona Theatre Company, and Invisible Theatre, and across the country as a musician in New York City’s BB King’s, The Players’ Club, and Birdland -- the Jazz Corner of the World. Before returning to Arizona in 2019, he spent four years in his native Philippines, freelancing as a writer and a musician while managing the budding career of his daughter Maya, a recent graduate of the musical theatre conservatory at Circle in the Square Theatre School in Manhattan.