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about us

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Lolek's Storytellers was founded in 2010 by a group of homeschool students at St. Michael the Archangel church. We have since expanded to include the broader community in the north Atlanta area and perform in theaters in Canton and Marietta. 

Our name was inspired by the childhood nickname of Karol Józef Wojtyła, who later became Pope John Paul II. During World War II he co-founded an underground theatre company named Rhapsodic Theatre, hidden from the communists in Poland. He also wrote several plays throughout his life.

Our mission at Lolek's is to create high quality theatrical performances for our audiences to enjoy and to provide an educational experience for our members to grow in. 

We hold conservative Christian and traditional family values and strive to create a wholesome and supportive environment at Lolek's within a family-friendly atmosphere. 

Meet the Team

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Dani Dickinson
Founder, Director

Dani Dickinson founded Lolek's Storytellers in 2010 and has since directed many musicals and events with them. She attended film school for a year in California before returning to Atlanta to pursue professional film and theatre locally. 

Dani is currently the Technical Director at The Historic Canton Theater. 

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Erika Fasselt
Assistant Director, Choreographer

Erika Fasselt joined the Lolek's Storytellers in the summer of 2011 as Assistant Props Manager. In 2013, she stepped up to the role of Assistant Director, where she's worked since. Erika has worked on choreography, coaching actors, staging, and sound operating with Lolek's, among other things. 

 

Erika has been dancing for seventeen years with experience in ballet, tap, contemporary, modern, and ballroom dance. Erika graduated from KSU with a Early Childhood Education major, and teaches dance at several studios.

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Sophia Dickinson
Music Director

Sophia Dickinson has been acting with Lolek's Storytellers since their beginning in 2010 and has been involved in every Lolek's production. 

She's worked as a music director for Lassiter High Schools afterschool drama program.

Sophia is also in the process of composing music for several original musicals.

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Paul Dickinson
Technical Director

Paul has been the Technical Director with Lolek's Storytellers since it's inception in 2010. He has worked on lighting, sound, and leads the set builds for all Lolek's shows.

Paul has appeared onstage in two Lolek productions, as Teddy Roosevelt in Newsies, and the Bookseller in Beauty and the Beast.

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Tara Scavelli
House Manager

Tara and her family have been a part of the Lolek's family since 2014. She started House Managing in 2019 for Beauty and the Beast.

 

Tara appeared on stage with Lolek's March 2022 in Kansas: An Original Musical as Mama. 

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