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Gary Ranatza (Santa) is excited to be making his second performance at 30 by Ninety Theatre. He is a 30+ year Law Enforcement Veteran as well as a Gulf War Veteran. Gary enjoys fishing, camping, and taking care of his elder parents. He has performed in “12 Angry Men” and has done some small appearances on “Baytown Outlaws”, “Paradise”, “Treme” and “Common Law”. Gary would like to thank his family and wonderful fiance’ Lisa for all their love and support.
Heather Sims (Jingle Belle) is thrilled to be back on the stage, after her 30 by Ninety debut as Grace in “Annie” this fall. Mrs. Sims has an extensive background in vocal music and musical theater, and her favorite previous roles include Helena Landless “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”, Cat in the Hat “Seussical: the Musical”, Rona Lisa Peretti “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and Judy Bernly “9 to 5: The Musical”. XOXO
Samantha Richards (Merry Jingles Choir) is 12 years old and attends Fontainebleau Junior High where she is in Talented Art and joining Talented Theatre. She is also a musician, playing piano and Trumpet. Samantha or “Sam” as her friends and family know her, has been in the 30 by Ninety summer camp production of “High School Musical” as well as Mandeville High School theater camp since the age of 6. Sam loves the support that her family gives her in her love of all things theatre!
Hope Pool (Merry Jingles Choir) is excited to be back on stage at 30 by Ninety. You may have seen Hope in “Babes in Toyland”, “Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, and the 2019 “A Very Merry Christmas Spectacular”. Hope would like to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season!
Sarah Moran (Merry Jingles Choir) is 12 years old and has been homeschooled since before it was “cool”. This is her debut performance with 30 by Ninety, but Sarah is no stranger to the stage. She has performed in over 12 shows, most being with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, as well as, competed nationally with the JPAS Theatre Kids Competition Team. Sarah would like to thank her parents for their love and support, as well as Jesus, for His blessings.
Brock Moran (Merry Jingles Choir) is 10 years old and has been homeschooled since before it was “cool”. This is his debut performance with 30 By Ninety, but Brock is no stranger to the stage. He has performed in over 8 shows, most being with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society. His favorite role to date was Franklin in “Schoolhouse Rock, Live! Jr”. Brock would like to thank his parents for their love and support, his sister, Sarah, for encouraging him to try theatre, and God, for His love.
Reese Maguire (Merry Jingles Choir) is 13 years old and an 8th grader at Lake Castle Slidell. Reese takes voice lessons and a musical theater class a LAAPA. This will be Reese’s stage debut at 30 by Ninety. Other credits include “Mary Poppins,” “The Lion King, Jr.,” and “School House Rock.” Reese would like to thank Mr. Jason and the rest of the production crew for the opportunity to be in the show!
Kay Larsen (Jingle Belle) is 38 years old and a social worker. This will be Kay’s stage debut at 30 by Ninety Theatre. Other credits include “The Secret Garden”, “The Wizard of Oz” and “Godspell”. Kay would like to thank her husband, son, family and friends for supporting her passion for theatre!
Claire Holland (Merry Jingles Choir) is a 5th grader at Mandeville Middle School. She enjoys musical theater, playing soccer, and swim team. She has participated in two 30 by Ninety Theatre summer camps: Broadway Bound and Moana Jr. and LAAPA’s Santa’s Christmas Adventure. She is excited and thankful to be a part of “A Very Merry Christmas Spectacular”!
Sophia Harrison (Merry Jingles Choir) is 12 years old and a 7th grader at Franklinton Junior High School where she is a member of the Pep Squad, 4-H and the Making a Difference club. She is a member of Franklinton First Baptist Church where she has enjoyed participating in the children’s choir.
Isabelle Haley (Merry Jingles Choir) is a 13 year old 8th grader at Fontainebleau Junior High School where she attends talented theatre classes. Isabelle has performed in several local productions including “The Magical Land of Oz” and “The Little Mermaid Jr.” She is thankful for her family’s support of her love for theatre and incredibly grateful for this opportunity.
Addison Fitzmorris (Merry Jingles Choir / Soloist) is a 12-year-old 6th grader at Lancaster Elementary School. Addison attends the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts and was selected to participate in the talented music program at school. This will be Addison’s 11th public production and her 8th production at 30 by Ninety Theatre. Prior productions include; “Annie”, “Xanadu Jr”, “Frozen Jr”, “Moana Jr”, “High School Musical Jr”, Broadway Bound (twice) and the 2019 Very Merry Christmas Spectacular.
Emmie Giovingo (Merry Jingles Choir) is 10 years old and a 5th grader at Lake Castle Madisonville. The Christmas Spectacular will be Emmie’s stage debut! She is loving being a part of the 30 by Ninety Theatre and would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support!
Livi Elu (Merry Jingles Choir) is excited to be making another appearance on the 30 by Ninety stage. She is a 5th grader at Lake Castle Madisonville and enjoys playing volleyball, baking, crafting, and volunteering at the theatre. Livi would like to thank Mr. Jason for the opportunity and her family for supporting and loving her. Merry Christmas!
Julie Doss (Jingle Belle) has been singing and performing the majority of her life. From an early age, Julie performed in various local children’s musical theater productions, one being “Annie.” Later, she began performing at local events with her sister, Jennifer, as a vocal duo with the guitar. She is currently a singer in the band, Sugarbomb and has been for the past 2.5 years. This will be Julie’s stage debut at 30 by Ninety. Julie would like to thank her family for supporting her love of performing!
Anne Mary Doss (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ Choir) is joining her daughter, Julie on stage. This is her first 30 by Ninety production. Anne Mary has performed as a vocalist and pianist for most of her life and is honored to be a part of “A Very Merry Christmas Spectacular.”
Lillian Candebat (Merry Jingles Choir) is 12 years old and a 7th grader at Our Lady of the Lake school. Lillian’s other performances at 30 by Ninety Theatre include “Babes in Toyland”, “The Nutcracker”, and “High School Musical Jr.”. Other credits include “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, “Shrek Jr.” and “Alice in Wonderland”. Lillian would like to thank her family for supporting her love of theatre!
Claire Carpenter (Merry Jingles Choir) is 10 years old and a 5th grader at Lake Castle School. Claire is a member of the Lake Castle Jetettes and plays competitive soccer at Mandeville Soccer Club. This will be Claire’s 5th stage performance at 30 by Ninety. Other credits include “Xanadu”, “Moana Jr” and A Very Merry Christmas Spectacular in 2019. Claire loves performing and would like to thank her parents for making this possible.
Christopher Bonanno (Merry Jingles Choir) is 14 years old and a 6th grader at Mandeville Middle School. Christopher is a member of the Broadcast Team at his school and studies voice at the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts. He regularly performs the Star-Spangled Banner for the Miracle League Northshore baseball games. This will be Christopher’s stage debut at 30 by Ninety. Christopher would like to thank his parents for supporting his love of music.
Ellie Arch (Merry Jingles Choir) is 10 years old and is in 5th grade. She enjoys watching Christmas movies with her family, spending time with friends, doing competition dance and having dinner dates with her Mom. Theatre credits include; The Very Merry Christmas Spectacular (2019) The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and Talented Theatre productions at school. She has also been in summer camp productions at MADD Camp and 30 by Ninety Theatre.
Kate Comeaux (Merry Jingles Choir) is thrilled to be performing in her second Christmas Spectacular at 30 by Ninety. She just wrapped her favorite role as Annie in the 30 by Ninety production of “Annie.” She was the junior winner of The Broadway Singing Competition last year, and she made her stage debut in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. Kate would like to thank her family and friends for supporting her. She is excited to share the stage with big brother, Noah.
Kate Comeaux (Annie) is a fifth-grader at Lake Castle. She enjoys musical theater, bike riding, and fishing. Kate loves her 30 by Ninety family and has had the privilege of being in The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever, the Broadway Singing Competition, and A Very Merry Christmas Spectacular. Kate is honored and excited to play the role of Annie with an amazing cast and crew. “Leaping Lizards!“ The timing of the show falling on her eleventh birthday makes it all the more special!
Jen-Ai (Sandy) is a 6-year-old Golden Retriever mix who was orphaned in Alabama. Jen-Ai lives in Slidell with her handler, Margaret Cranwell, owner and trainer at Cranwell Canine Academy. Jen-Ai is glad to be returning to the stage in her award-winning role as Sandy. Jen-Ai is a Certified Service Dog, she has 8 AKC titles in Obedience and Trick Dog with more to come. Jen-Ai shares her love at schools, nursing homes, and with veterans. She helps train dogs in theater, television, service dogs and therapy dogs in Louisiana and now across the county in online classes. Thank you to our friends and students for all your love, support and treats!
Kristi-Anne Lyons (Ensemble/Choreographer) graduated from Northwestern State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Theater with a Concentration in Dance. Recent Choreographer Credits include A Chorus Line, Mamma Mia, & Hair. Big Thank You to the production team for their help throughout this process & to the 30 by Ninety family for always making K-A feel at home. As always lots of Love to her Family, Friends, & Her Guy for always supporting her dreams & passions! 🙂
Quinton Williams (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be performing on 30 by Ninety’s stage for the first time. Quinton is an alum at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he had performed theatre there for the past two years. You might have seen him such roles as Steve, Chad, and Dave in Almost, Maine, James in Strawberries, Gun, and Milk, Vershinin in Three Sisters, and Dodge in Exit 27. He would like to thank Amy Riddell and Frank Gonzalez.
Reagan-Mary Walsh (Ensemble) is a recent graduate of Ole Miss and received her BFA in Musical Theatre. This is her first show with 30 by Ninety, but her past roles include #11 in The Wolves and Glinda in The Wizard of Oz. She spends her days giving acting and voice lessons, and Annie (Kate) is one of her students! She would like to thank her parents, Timothy, Brandyce, Becca, Daizy, and so many others!
Audrey Pool (Ensemble) is excited to return to 30 by Ninety. She was last seen in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”. Audrey would like to thank her sisters, Amy Riddell and Andrea Elu, her father-in-law, Bob Pool, her niece Grace Riddell, and her beautiful daughters, Sophie, Hope, and Reilley for sharing their love of theater and being an inspiration both on and off the stage. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Amanda Penick (Ensemble) is very excited to be an ensemble cast member of Annie. This is her first performance with 30 by Ninety. She wants to thank her husband James, her daughter Averie, and her family for their support and encouragement to peruse her passion. She would also like to thank the cast and crew for making her part of the 30 by Ninety family.
Jacob Meyers (Ensemble) is in his first appearance at 30 by Ninety and is glad to be cast in Annie. He’s done theatre since first grade, and now in his senior year of high school, he decided to start here before college and hopes to improve with more years to come. He would love to thank his cast members (old and new!), directors, friends, stage help, and family for all the support.
Jim Durbin (Ensemble) is excited to be making his first appearance at 30 by Ninety and his first theatrical performance in many years. He is thankful for his wife Pamela who puts up with his whims, for his friends who pushed him to audition after all these years, and his dogs who love him when he comes home. He hopes to be seen many more times on the stage in the coming years.
John Wesley (Bert Healey) is excited to once again return to 30 by Ninety’s stage in this production of Annie. Recently, John was in Playmaker’s production of A Chorus Line as Mike Costa and 30 by Ninety’s production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). He is excited to once again take to this intimate space for a wonderful and heartwarming show.
Pat Rosenow (FDR) is no stranger to performing. He has appeared as vocalist/trumpet player with the jazz/swing groups Peace of Cake and Petit Four at a wide variety of venues, including Mandeville’s Dew Drop and New Orleans’s Rock n Bowl. But this is his first foray into the theater and he’s delighted to learn the ropes with such a talented and supportive cast and crew. They’ve taught him an actor has “nothing to fear but fear itself.” (Thanks, Ann!)
Courtney Calato Lee (Lily) is very excited to be back on stage after a very unexpected break (thanks, Covid)! A professional stunt performer and fight director, Courtney has worked in several states but loves her home the most. Some of her 30 by Ninety credits include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised], and Rumors. Thanks to her family, but mostly her dog, for being so supportive.
Trevor Colbert (Rooster) is thrilled to be working with this cast and crew. Previous credits at 30 by Ninety include: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum as Hysterium, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)[Revised], and Rumors as Lenny. He would like to thank Amy, Frank, KA, and Chris for this awesome opportunity and for all of their incredible direction.
Cary Berthelot (Miss Hannigan) is delighted to join this cast in her first production at 30 by Ninety Theatre in one of her most favorite roles. A native of Reserve, LA. BA and MA from Southeastern. Certified Athletic Trainer. Self-proclaimed theatre nerd. Most recently seen as The Bird Lady in Mary Poppins. Huge thanks to Amy & Frank and cheers to Courtney & Trevor. Fur Babies Grizabella & RumTum Tugger. Love to Mom, Dad and the RPCT gang.
Heather Sims (Grace) hails from Chicago/St. Louis/Louisville and is thrilled to be back at 30 by Ninety, after Assistant Directing Hallelujah Girls this summer. Ms. Sims has an extensive background in vocal music and musical theater. Favorite previous roles include Helena Landless The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cat in the Hat Seussical: the Musical, Rona Lisa Peretti The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and Judy Bernly 9 to 5: The Musical. XOXO
Greg Probst (Daddy Warbucks) is a newcomer to musical theater, but he has been singing for many years as a soloist in the New Orleans Gospel Choir Shades of Praise and performing backing vocals for numerous Soul and R&B artists on stage and in the studio. Greg dipped his toe into the theater in the 30 by Ninety? Evangeline Productions’ 2016 production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as Reverend Tooker. He thanks his granddaughters Kalli and Jaidyn for inspiring him to this role.
Kate Gold (Sunny) is thrilled to be in her first production at the 30 by Ninety Theatre! She has been a part of the talented theatre program in the STPPS since second grade. Previous theatre productions include A Charlie Brown Christmas, Seussical, Cinderella Kids, Brief Interviews with Internet Cats, Robinhood, and The Jungle Book. Kate also prepared for a role in Lion King, Jr. which was canceled due to the COVID pandemic. Kate enjoys singing, dancing, and acting. She can’t wait to see you as she portrays Sunny, one of Annie’s orphan friends!
Addison Fitzmorris (Duffy) is 11, and a 6th grader at Lancaster Elementary School. Addison has been honing her musical skills in the STP Talented Music program & LAAPA. This is her 6th appearance at 30 by Ninety: Xanadu Jr, Frozen Jr., Moana Jr., High School Musical, as well as The Very Merry Christmas Spectacular. Addison would like to thank her parents, family and Mrs. Rebecca Posey (LAAPA) for their continuing support and guidance.
Hannah Nunmaker (July), who is 11 years old, was born in 2009. She has always loved performing in the theater and in churches. Hannah very much enjoys playing on her competitive soccer team, Madisonville United, at Coquille. Her favorite color is yellow and she has been homeschooled since kindergarten. She loves boating with her family on vacation. Hannah is so excited to be playing the part of July in Annie and hopes everyone enjoys the show.
Lolo Loris (Pepper) is making her fifth appearance on stage at 30 by Ninety. She was Elna in The Great Big Doorstep, Gladys in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Gonzorgo in Babes in Toyland and Prissy Mouse in The Nutcracker. She has also participated in several summer theatre camps. She was Kira in Xanadu, Jr. and Kelsi in High School Musical, Jr. She attends MQPCS in Mandeville, LA and enjoys singing, acting, dancing, volleyball, and swimming. She would like to thank her family, the directors and cast for their support.
Harper Wonch (Tessie) is a 5th-grade student at Folsom Elementary where she is in the gifted program and talented art. She lives on a small hobby farm filled with animals she loves and hopes to be a zoologist someday. She has been in vocal training since the age of seven. Harper’s favorite musical is Hamilton and loves to sing her rendition of King George’s You’ll Be Back. She is delighted to be making her first theatrical appearance in Annie.
Scarlett Mayfield (Kate), age 10, is thrilled to be making her 30 by Ninety debut in Annie. Past roles have included “Pinocchio” in Christ Episcopal School’s My Son Pinocchio, Jr., and “Shawanda” in The New Octavians’ Elf Jr. In addition to taking dance, voice and piano lessons, Scarlett is teaching herself guitar and loves to play tennis. She adores her new orphan friends and is so grateful to be sharing this experience with them.
Ayvah Johnson (Molly) is so excited to play the role of Molly. She has performed in Fences, The Wiz, Happy Elf, The Christmas Spectacular, and Dreamgirls. This summer she filmed a short film called RONNIE, and filmed a segment on “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” She is a 2nd grader at Honey Island Elementary and in her 2nd year of talent theater. Thanks to Ms.Amy and the staff for helping guide her in her first production at 30 by Ninety.