The Production

MAC Boys Entertainment
Orlando Family Stage
Orlando, FL
March 7-10 & 14-17, 2024

The Production Creatives

MAC Boys Entertainment


MAC Boys Entertainment (MBE) was created with the purpose of filling the void of Black representation within the theatre world, focusing first and foremost on the Central Florida community. Founders Maurice Mallard, Arius West, and Christopher Payen (the M-A-C in MAC Boys) are all co-artistic directors of the fledgling company, with the collective goal to bring the work and stories of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to the theatrical forefront.  “It was created with the idea that theatre can be, and do anything. That the color of a person’s skin does not determine their talent or their range,” says MBE.

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Di’ana Rodriguez

Director & Producer

Savannah Pedersen

Musical Director

Christopher Payen

Choreographer & Producer

Christopher Payen, a graduate from the University of Central Florida with a B.A. in Theatre and Dance minor degree, is thrilled to be the choreographer for Belladonna: The Musical. Choreography credits include True North! and High School Musical 2 Jr. (Orlando Family Stage); Big, the Musical (Garden Theatre); Something Rotten, The Secret Garden, and The Sound of Music (Montverde Academy Theatre Conservatory); Heathers the Musical: High School Edition and Dreamer’s Cafe (Theater West End); West Side Story (Celebration Theatre Co.); Baseball: A Musical Love Letter (Opera Orlando); and The World Goes ‘Round (TheatreWorks FL). Chris has also performed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Universal Orlando Resort, Legoland Florida Resort, Busch Gardens, and SeaWorld. Chris wants to give a special thank you to everyone in the Belladonna team for bringing him onboard and being such phenomenal and amazing co-creatives and leaders!

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Choreography Reel


Caroline Clay Brooks

as Thofania D’Adamo

Sara Diaz

as Sofia Alesandrini

Zoe Dunn

as Gironima “Gigi” Spana

Zoe Georgiadis

as Laura Pennuti

Shanna Stoker Henson

as Laura Pennuti

Krystal Kennedy

as Francesca “Franca” La Sarda

Shir Love

as Young Giulia

Daisy Melody

as Paola Macedonio

Tabitha Santillan

as Anna

Devyn Schoen

as Giulia Tofana

Kiera Shackelford

as Greta