Advisory Council

Rita Gardner | Broadway Actor

Rita Gardner has had a long career on and off Broadway, she is best known for originating the role of The Girl in the longest running musical of all time, The Fantasticks. Her Broadway credits include A Family Affair, Ben Franklin In Paris, 1776 and Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Most recently, she created the role of Rosie in the musical The Wedding Singer.

“Theater has been my life since I was a small child, and it’s important to me to help keep the theater alive.
Therefore, I feel it’s an honor to be asked to serve as a member of the Advisory Board here at the Fiddlehead Theatre Company.”


John Iredale | President, The Karsten Company

John Iredale has been the president of the Karsten Company for the past 33 years. The Karsten Company is involved in construction and development and works in both the residential and commercial sectors of the economy. John sits on various for profit and nonprofit boards and is active in his community. John is firmly committed to the Theater Arts and is proud to be a member of the Fiddlehead family of performing artists.

“I believe in Fiddlehead and proudly support this outstanding company that produces theater of the highest quality while serving its community.”