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Mark McGowan

Jay Ramos

Patrick Tully Bednarz

Anita Fischer

Brenda Litzinger

Della Strand

Patrick Tully Bednarz​

Peter the Apostle, Guard & Chief Priest - Patrick has an extensive musical career, entertaining throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In 2008 he was inducted into the Minnesota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.



Mark McGowan

John the Apostle & Guard - Mark is a seasoned performer of  several musicals and operas. He is the founder of the nationally recognized

a cappella group Tonic Sol-fa.


Anita Fischer

Mary Magdalene - Anita is an experienced cantor and was recently the soprano soloist in the Stabat Mater. She is the Music Editor at Liturgical Press in Collegeville, Minnesota.



Jay Ramos

Jesus, Matthew the Apostle & Chief Priest - Jay is a proficient operatic singer and has appeared in many community theater and professional productions, which include Jesus Christ Superstar.


Brenda Litzinger​

Mother Mary - Brenda is an accomplished actor and is a mainstay in local area theater productions. She is a member of the Diocesan Choir, her church choir, and she also cantors.


Della Strand

Angel & Other Mary - Della is a well respected singer/musician and is a featured vocalist for the Minneapolis based band, The Sevilles.

She also enjoys working in community theater. Perhaps most notably as Momma Rose in Gypsy.

Erin Bednarz is a theater artist & musician based in Seattle, WA. Having grown up in & around creative environments, Erin received training at Guthrie Theater & Cornish College of the Arts before beginning her journey in theater. Having directed & produced in both Seattle and Minnesota, she's delighted to be a part of bringing Risen to life. Erin serves as Director of Outreach for LiveGirls! Theatre, Managing Director & Founding Member of Umbrella Project, and is the front woman of riot-pop band Hearts Are Thugs.


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Director - Erin Bednarz

Muscial Director, Composer & Lyicist - Patrick Tully Bednarz

Instrumentals - Recorded at Rockhouse Productions

Videographer & Editor - James Thomas Hofmann A.C.E -

Cast Vocals - Recorded at Tully Entertainment

Lighting Design - Patrick Tully Bednarz & Erin Bednarz

Costumes - jmarie's

Instrumentals - Played by Patrick Tully Bednarz

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