Leap of Faith

Blank Canvas Theatre

Cleveland, OH
Professional Theatre

Music by: Alan Menken
Book by: Janus Cercone, Warren Leight
Lyrics by: Glenn Slater
Based on the motion picture Leap of Faith produced by Paramount Pictures and written by Janus Cercone

July 6 - July 22, 2023

Show Description:

The "Reverend" Jonas Nightingale, an electrifying performer and con artist, is travelling with his ministry when his bus breaks down in a small Kansas town. The part-time reverend and full-time crook pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff, a woman named Marla McGowan, is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money, and Jonas' real challenge arises when he meets the sheriff and her son, whose love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith.

The Tony-nominated Leap of Faith, is based on the film of the same name that starred Steve Martin and Debra Winger. With a roof-raising score by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, Disney's The Little Mermaid), lyrics by Grammy winner Glenn Slater (Disney's Tangled), and a book by Janus Cercone and Tony winner Warren Leight, Leap of Faith is sure to have you dancing in the aisles.

Staff and Cast

Director: Patrick Ciamacco

Maggie Adler (Ensemble/Sam Understudy)
Kyla Burks (Ornella)
Amanda Bender (Ensemble)
Kai Daniels (Ensemble)
Elicia Kinder (Marla Understudy)
Reed Randall Kruger (Ensemble)
Rebekah Mallory (Ensemble)
Maria VJ Matthews (Ensemble)
Kate Leigh Michalski (Marla McGowan)
Shane Patrick O'Neill (Jonas Nightingale)
Amy Pilgrim (Sam Nightingale)
Colin Primrose (Jake)
Jack Routhier (Ensemble)
Neda Spears (Ida Mae)
Emmanuel Stewart (Isaiah Sturdivant)
Sydney Noelle Warren (Ensemble/ u/s Ornella Sturdevant)


8pm Thursdays
8pm Fridays
8pm Saturdays
7pm Sundays



(440) 941-0458

Health and Safety Guidelines

Vaccinations are not required, and masks are optional for all audience members.

Content Advisories

There are no content advisories listed for this production.


Blank Canvas Theatre
1305 West 80th Street, Suite 211
Cleveland, OH 44102