He now resides in Spring Hope, NC where he enjoys spending time with his two daughters, Erika and Jamie. His most recent job in his 30 year music career, before his partnership with Tony Davis here at the Jubilee, was with the Eddie Miles Theatre in Myrtle Beach, SC where he played guitar and served as Music Director of Eddie’s tribute to Elvis show. Spook especially enjoys song writing and some of his compilations have been published in Nashville. He has arranged music and performed through-out the country with a list of award winning bands that include the Kruze band, McArthur Park, Breeze Band, Windy City, The House Cats, Shiloh Lane and Runner, who was the 1986 national winner of the True Value Country Show Down. This group also appeared on Ralph Emory’s: Nashville Now. Spook has appeared on stage with some of Country Music’s greatest, such as Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, Exile, Vern Gosdin, Kentucky HeadHunters, Kathy Mattea and Asleep At The Wheel. He also finds himself at home in the recording studio, where he produces and arranges projects for many different artists. Under his direction, Rudy Theatre Productions is becoming more diverse in the fact that his recording studio “Vision Sound” offers the field of recording to those seeking a good quality product and production. When Spook finds time for himself, he enjoys hunting and playing golf. When asked about his love for the music business, Spook responds with no hesitation, “I’m thankful to God for the ability and opportunity that he has given me to make a living in this wonderful thing called the “MUSIC BUSINESS”.
Tina Seldin Cash
TINA SELDIN CASH was an original member of our cast and performed at The Rudy from 1998 – 2005. She is returning after a 13-year absence and is currently a host of the North Carolina Lottery drawing on WRAL-TV in Raleigh.
Tina started her career in television as a reporter and anchor. She spent 18 years in various TV jobs throughout the southeast including stations in Tallahassee, Florida, Augusta and Atlanta, Georgia, and with WRAL in Raleigh where she worked with Charlie Gaddy and hosted a consumer education segment called “the Money Desk”.
Tina’s love of music began at an early age, but her mother told her that she “sure couldn’t carry a tune” so she became a closet singer for many years. Her strong desire to perform eventually led her to the stage at Raleigh Little Theatre, then as emcee and performer at the Country Music Showcase at Johnston Community College before joining The Rudy cast. She later sang for five years with Carolina Harmony Chorus, a female a-capella group in Raleigh that is part of Sweet Adelines International. Tina says she is thrilled to once again be performing with the cast at The Rudy.
Tina and her husband, John have adopted his granddaughter, Rayne, who attends elementary school and excels in her practice of Karate. They live in Raleigh, NC with their two dogs, Chibobo and Twinkie.
Stephanie Rae Wiggins
Stephanie Rae Wiggins was born and raised in Benson North Carolina and that is where she resides today with her two dogs Boots and Preslie. Stephanie has always had music in her blood. At the age of thirteen, Stephanie sang for the first time in front of a live audience. She began singing in church and is now a soloist and lead singer for The New Life singers which is a Female Quartet that consist of her mother and aunts. Stephanie was crowned the first Teen Miss Johnston County in 1988 and has placed in numerous pageants including the 1991 Miss Johnston County pageant where she also received the talent award. She has also been featured in many Country Music Showcases and performed at various weddings and events throughout the state. In 1992, she moved to Denmark where she was a cheer leading coach and choreographer for the dance team at Brondby stadium, a Major League Soccer venue. After 8 years, Stephanie returned to North Carolina and was employed with the State Employees Credit Union for many years. Now she works for Pure Salon and is the owner and operator of Rae's Creations. She is also a lead singer for Rae-Band. Stephanie became an understudy for Live @ The Rudy back in 2008 and joined the cast full time in July of 2011. She has since recorded two CD'S entitled Heavenly Hymns which consist of all her favorite church Hymns and a Christmas cd entitled Labor of Love. Her love for singing and music is a God given talent which shows in each and every performance.
Christy Ward Pita
Back to the stage after an 13 year absence, Christy was one of the original cast members of the American Music Jubilee. She is a native of North Carolina, born in Plymouth, NC. Christy now makes her home in Raleigh, NC with her husband Jim and their children Brice and Brody. Her hobbies include jogging and water sports. Christy’s addition to the Jubilee cast adds yet another dimension to the harmonies as she lights up the stage with her beautiful presence. Everyone enjoys her solo features and are swept away by her delightful personality and showmanship.
This delightful daughter of a minister never forgets that her talent is a gift from God. She has enjoyed sharing her talent since the very young age of 3 and began singing harmony with her parents at the age of five. Christy is grateful to have the opportunity to return to the stage and once again to be a part of The American Music Jubilee Family.