Candice Dickinson is thrilled to be back at Crane River for her second summer season to direct The Little Mermaid and to portray Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray. Past Crane River directing credits include Man of La Mancha and Oklahoma!, and her favorite past acting credits include The Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz (Crane River),  Drowsy in The Drowsy Chaperone (ECU)and Betty in Still Dreaming of a White Christmas (Festival 56). In between time her time with Crane River, Candice has been in Phoenix with Southwest Shakespeare assistant directing Wittenberg and moving her home base back to the beautiful mountains of Asheville. She would like to thank the Kearney community for embracing the Crane River company members every year and thank you to her family and Sam for always loving her, even from long distances.