Great Lakes Center for the Arts (GLCFA) announces the talented cast for its original production WHEN YOU WISH… A TRIBUTE TO 100 YEARS OF MAGIC, a joyous celebration honoring the influence Disney has had on generations young and old. 

With performances on June 29 and 30, WHEN YOU WISH will feature vocalists Delphi Borich (INTO THE WOODS and CAMELOT on Broadway), Coleman Cummings (National Tour of RENT), Miranda D. Lawson (Theatre Bay Area award winner for DREAMGIRLS at Broadway by the Bay), Sophia Manicone (PARADE on Broadway), and Jason Weitkamp (FINDING NEMO at Walt Disney World).

“You’ll hear the classics, today’s hits, and some hidden gems in a whole new way, sung by some of the best vocal talents around,” shared Matthew Kacergis, WHEN YOU WISH Co-Creator and Director. “Whether you’re a kid or just young at heart, if you love Disney, this is the show for you.”

Audiences can expect to hear music from throughout cinema and Broadway history, including songs from CINDERELLA, NEWSIES, THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and FROZEN. 

“Almost every performing artist was inspired by Disney in their childhood, and many of us—myself included—have gotten to perform these shows professionally. It really never gets old!” said Kacergis.

The company of WHEN YOU WISH is led by co-creators Matthew Kacergis and David Taylor Gomes. Kacergis, GLCFA’s Executive Director, has performed on stages across the country and starred as Prince Eric in the national tour of THE LITTLE MERMAID. Gomes is best known for writing the music and lyrics for BOX UP: THE MUSICAL SERIES and RANKED, which is the subject of the HBO Documentary MY SO-CALLED HIGH SCHOOL RANK, streaming on Max.

“David is a wonderful collaborator and someone who leads a rehearsal room with joy and positivity,” said Kacergis. “He was the perfect person to tap for this production.”

Prepare to experience the beautiful melodies and magic-imbued lyrics of the enduring and forever memorable Disney songs we’ve all come to know and love.

To learn more about upcoming GLCFA events and to purchase tickets to WHEN YOU WISH… A TRIBUTE TO 100 YEARS OF MAGIC, visit or call the Box Office at 231.439.2610. 


Leading up to the production’s premiere, Matthew Kacergis and David Taylor Gomes are both available for interviews. To schedule an interview, please contact GLCFA Marketing Director Alexandra Myers at 231.838.4676 or

The Center's mission is to inspire, entertain, educate, and serve all in Northern Michigan year-round by presenting exceptional experiences across the full spectrum of the performing arts and offering impactful educational opportunities like Next Gen and the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program