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JOHN WESLEY (Ensemble) is excited to be returning to 30 by Ninety theatre in “Rent.” Previously seen in “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Pride and Prejudice,” John is ready to get back to the stage with this killer name! He’s thankful to Cody for all the ready dinners after late rehearsals and to the fur baby for keeping him sane.
COLETTE OTERO (Ensemble) is excited to return to musicals in “Rent” after an 11-year hiatus. Last seen in 30 by Ninety’s “Pride and Prejudice” as (oh god) Mary Bennett. In her spare time, you can find her reading, baking, but mostly she is a full-time dog servant to two very cute tyrants Fulton and Hamilton. She would like to thank her husband Alex for his love and encouragement.
MAURICIO ROSAS-ALVAREZ (Ensemble) is making his 30 by Ninety debut with “Rent”. He stumbled into community theater as an adult 5 years ago, originally asked to be a background dancer in a production of Saturday Night Fever. He now dabbles in acting as a creative outlet. He has played Hector in Saturday Night Fever, Pepper in Mama Mia, Pablo in Sister Act, and was cast as Gomez in Addams Family before the pandemic.
KRISTI-ANNE “K-A” LYONS (Ensemble) feels like her “Dreams are becoming a reality,” by getting to do this show! K-A was last seen in “Little Shop of Horrors” earlier this summer. Some of K-A’s past credit favorites: “A Chorus Line,” “The Wild Party,” “Rocky Horror,” and “Hair.” Thank you, Jonathan, Cashel, & Chris for this Amazing Opportunity and everything y’all have put into this show! Lots of Love to her Tribe & Her Guy for always supporting her dreams & passions! 🙂
AUDREY POOL (Ensemble) is excited to be back on stage at 30 by Ninety. You may have seen Audrey in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and in “Annie”. Audrey would like to thank her parents for raising her in a family filled with beautifully diverse siblings. “Give in to love, or live in fear. No other course, no other way. No day but TODAY”.
KAITLYN SEAL LANGENSTEIN (a.k.a. KATIE LANG) (Support Group, Coat Vendor, Homeless Person, Ensemble) is ‘Over the Moon’ to make her theater debut at 30 by Ninety! She has been performing as a singer and musician for over a decade, and recently released her first single, “I Do”, which is available on all platforms. She thanks her family, friends, and husband, Dylan, for always reminding her there is ‘No Day but Today’ to chase your dreams!
SEAN GILVEY (Ensemble) is making his 30 by Ninety debut in “Rent”. He is excited to be a part of the show with a wonderful cast.
STEPHANIE COOKE (Ensemble) Stephanie is excited to be making her 30 by Ninety debut. Stephanie has previously been seen in “Tuck Everlasting” as Mae Tuck, “A Chorus Line” as Valerie Clark, and “Sister Act” as Sister Mary Lazarus. Stephanie enjoys wondering why her rosemary keeps dying and maintaining a strict bedtime of 10:15.
CARY BERTHELOT (Mrs. Cohen/others) Proud RENThead for 25 years, taking great pride in her multiple lottery wins at The Nederlander. A native of Reserve, she makes an ‘honest living’ with the PAC Team at Tulane University. She serves as VP of River Parish Community Theatre. Favorite roles include Miss Hannigan & the Bird Lady. Momma to fur babies Grizabella & RumTum Tugger. This is quite simply a dream come true. Thank you Jonathan Larson.
MEREDITH BENNETT (Ensemble) is excited to make her 30 by Ninety debut. She has spent the last three years performing at Walt Disney World and is happy to be back on stage performing in one of her favorite musicals. She couldn’t imagine a better cast for this show and she cannot wait for everyone to see “Rent” come to life on stage!
JEREMY LLOYD (Angel) is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and currently a Performing Arts Teacher at Hammond Eastside Magnet School. Jeremy obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Southeastern in 2014. Some of his favorite roles are Beast/Lumiere in “Beauty & the Beast”, Harpo in “The Color Purple”, and Kenickie in “Grease”. Jeremy was last seen as Daniel Beauxhomme in SLT’s production of “Once On This Island.’’ #TodayForYouTomorrowForMe
CALLA HARPER (Tom Collins) is thankful to be returning to 30 by Ninety Theatre with what can only be described as the opportunity of a lifetime! They feel honored to be a part of such a talented and actively supportive cast! They also feel grateful for the chance to perform alongside their awe-inspiring best friend, as well as for all of their adventurous car rides together filled with laughter, music, and ridiculous amounts of fried chicken.
DUSTIN DAWSON (Benny) is excited to be returning to 30 by Ninety in ”RENT”! Dustin’s show accomplishments include: “Wizard of Oz”, “A Chorus Line”, ”Of Mice and Men”, and many more. Dustin resides in Hammond, LA where he works in the Operating Room at North Oaks Hospital. Dustin would like to thank 30 by Ninety for this opportunity! Also, his family, friends, and His Girl for their support in what he loves to do!
JEANETTA JOHNSON (Maureen) is thrilled to be making her 30 by Ninety debut as Maureen Johnson. Prior to being introduced to the beautiful world of 30 by Ninety, she starred in Southeastern’s productions of Cabaret, Die Fledermaus, and more. She would like to thank her family, her beautiful son Greyson, all of you, and her newfound family at 30 by Ninety Theatre. Jeanetta is immeasurably grateful to be part of such a magical production with such beautiful people.
CHRISTINA INGRASSIA (Mimi) is returning to the 30 by Ninety stage for her 4th time! A few of her favorite roles include: Jane in “Pride & Prejudice”, Janet in “The Rocky Horror Show”, Wendla in “Spring Awakening” and Theresa in “Boy Gets Girl”. Christina runs The Ingrassia Group of Realtors and she’s elated any chance she gets to perform! Christina gives a special thanks to the directors, cast & crew for bringing this magic to Mandeville.
JONATHAN DAMARÉ (Roger) is making his 30 by Ninety debut! He graduated from USM with a B.A. in Theatre in 2017 and since then he has been performing in and around the New Orleans area. Favorite shows include: “The Pillowman” (Michael), “Shear Madness” (Mikey), “Arsenic and Old Lace” (Officer O’Hara), “Tuck Everlasting” (Hugo), “Newsies” (Ensemble). He would like to thank all the chaotic bohemians for showing him that there is no day but today.
SPENSER HUNT (Mark) is thrilled to be making his 30 by Ninety debut in “RENT”. When not embarrassing himself trying to keep up with the talent around him, Spenser owns a game show company with the most incredible people. Endless thanks to Anthony and many others for supporting me, Calla for being the best friend imaginable, and the entire cast for their patience and willingness to make me a part of the family.
REBEKAH ALPHONSO (Joanne) is thrilled to make her 30 by Ninety debut as Joanne. She has previously starred in roles like Asaka in “Once On This Island”, and Alice in “A My Name is Alice.” She is a recent graduate of Lindsey Mendez’s and Ryan Scott Oliver’s “Actor Therapy.” Rebekah would like to thank her cast and crew for the continuous laughs, positivity, and is “Over the Moon” to share the stage with such talent.
SHANNON WILLIAMS (Mr. Green) learned the benefit of having no shame early on and a creative performing life came soon after. 25 Years of acting & singing around the country led him to London where he acquired his MFA at East 15 Acting School. There, he performed at several West End theatres and Shakespeare’s Globe. Locally, credits include “Next To Normal”, “Jekyll & Hyde”, “Look Don’t Tell”, and recently at 30 By Ninety “dragged-up” in “Pride & Prejudice”. He hopes to live up to the best comment ever from a theatergoer who said she was “intensely disturbed by [my] aggressive sexuality.”
ALAN TALBOTT (Wadsworth) is veritably effulgent to engage in such cheeky persiflage and hopes to pay respectful homage to a cherished film. Diurnally a speech-language pathologist, and nocturnally a lover of performances both vocal and corporeal. Their erstwhile 30 by Ninety credits include Mr. Darcy in “Pride and Prejudice” and Jamie in “The Last Five Years”. These days, they are simply bedeviled with meetings, et cetera. Please do enjoy the show!
CASHEL RODRIGUEZ (Miss Scarlet) puts her acting hat on with this talented cast. Her other hats include directing (30 by Ninety’s “The Last Five Years and “Much Ado About Nothing”), set design and set building (see previously listed shows, as well as “Boy in the Bathroom” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”), prop mistress, costume designer, and general doer of things that need doing.
ADOLFO RODRIGUEZ (Professor Plum) is delighted to be performing in this thing, which is the most recent thing he’s done. He’s done lots of other things both here and at other places. Some of those things were on the stage, some in front of it, and some above it. When not doing those things, he has spent the last decade teaching people how to do these things and has enjoyed seeing those students do their thing.
AMY RIDDELL (Mrs Peacock) is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Mrs Peacock to life at 30 by Ninety. When not acting like a fool on stage, Amy can be found acting like a fool in the office at Lakeshore High. In her down time (not sure what that is) she has been known to binge watch entire seasons of her favorite shows. Amy would like to thank her husband Tim and her 3 daughters for always supporting her crazy obsession with theater and performing. Enjoy the show, and for the record…. Amy is NOT the killer!
MICHAEL LYONS (Chief) is very excited to make his 3rd appearance at 30 by Ninety. A lifelong musician and singer, Michael appeared previously at 30 by Ninety as Henry Angell in “The Unexpected Guest” and The Narrator in “Rocky Horror”, and recently in multiple productions with CAST After Hours. He would like to thank his amazing friends and family for being so constantly supportive and always encouraging him to achieve new heights.
SAM LEE (Mr. Boddy) is happy to be back on stage at 30 by Ninety doing his favorite thing – taking a nap backstage for most of the show! Previous credits include “Twelve Angry Men” and “A Few Good Men.” Sam is excited to share the stage with this group of artists and would like to thank Laurie for this opportunity. If you enjoy Sam’s performance, you can show your appreciation by giving him a bag of chips.
COURTNEY CALATO LEE (Mrs. White) is extremely delighted to be playing this Very Rich Widow With A Terrible Secret (or five.) with this enormously talented group of artists and creatives! Having previously directed “Pride and Prejudice” and puppeteered for “Little Shop of Horrors,” she is happy to be playing a normal(ish) person for a change. Thank you to Laurie for convincing her to do “just one more show.”
SUSAN KAUFMAN (Cook) is excited to be back with friends at 30 by Ninety. She is a graduate of LSU where she was in “Picnic”, “Summer and Smoke”, and “The Secret Garden”. Other credits include “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (Big Mama), “Always a Bridesmaid” (Sedalia), and “Masque of Beauty and the Beast” (Dyspepsia). She thanks her best friend, Bob, to whom she is also married. She thanks her mom, JoAnn Mack, the English teacher who taught her how to use pronouns with prepositions.
JEFF HOGG (Motorist) is glad to finally have the opportunity to be back on the stage here at 30 by Ninety. Most Decembers, he enjoys performing alongside his daughter in the Very Merry Christmas Spectacular(s). Some of his earlier performances here at the theatre have been ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical’ and ‘The Foreigner’. Much love to his family: Shannon, Ellie and Silas. Thanks for the time away to do this.
TOM HASSINGER (Colonel Mustard) has been performing on stage (stand-up and sketch comedy, community theatre) since the previous millennium. Recent roles at 30 by Ninety have included Froggy in “The Foreigner” (2018), Leonato in “Much Ado About Nothing” (2019), the Commodore in “The Great Big Doorstep” (2019), and Juror 10 in “12 Angry Men” (2020). He’s thrilled to be part of this talented cast.
SARA CHAUPPETTE (Yvette) is excited to be part of “CLUE.” She most recently appeared in “Pride and Prejudice” as Charlotte Lucas at 30 by Ninety. A mortgage loan officer by day, Sara enjoys volunteering at the theatre in her spare time both on and offstage.
CHRIS ABERLE (Cop) makes his fifth appearance on the 30 by Ninety stage, where he most recently appeared as Erronious in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” Chris also appeared in several productions at Playmakers Theater, most recently as Dr. Anthony Wainwright in “A Talent for Murder.” Chris thanks all members of the community who support local theater, and he thanks his wife Christie, without whom, he’d be clueless.
MADISON ANTRAINER (Singing Telegram Girl) is debuting in her second 30 by Ninety show for this season. She was last seen in “Little Shop Of Horrors” as Audrey. Madison is off to LSU in the fall again and will miss all the friends she’s made in the 30 by Ninety community. She’d like to thank her friends and family for all their support and she hopes you all enjoy the show!
Cody Jambois (Servant/Crew) is coming back for his second show with 30 by Ninety Theatre! Previously, he worked as the stage manager for Annie and is now an ensemble member for Pride & Prejudice.
Jacob Meyers (Servant/Crew) is glad to be finishing his high school theatre career with this show at 30 by Ninety. He’s come a long way and glad to be back for a second show before he leaves to study theatre at Northwestern University of Louisiana. He appreciates everyone who’s done a lot for him and grateful for it.
Kaylee Bech (Servant/Crew) is very excited to be a part of her first show at 30 by Ninety. She attends Southeastern Louisiana University and is studying Theatre Design. Her passion for theatre has been with her for as long as she can remember. She can’t wait for you to come see the show.
James Bevolo (Servant/Crew) is 22 years old and lives in Covington. He plays the role of Lady Catherine DeBourgh’s servant (named George), who aspired to be an engineer in his younger years when he witnessed London Bridge fall down. He ended up only being the guy who passed the tools out to everyone. That is, until one fateful day when Lady Catherine burst into the shop looking for the finest of armoires. She saw George instead and decided that he was perfect servant material. Ten years later, and the events of Pride and Prejudice take place. George’s entire life has been building up to this, so thanks for coming and enjoy the show!
Heather Sims (Miss de Bourgh) found herself on the Northshore after living in St. Louis & Louisville and coming-of-age in Chicagoland. Most recently seen playing “Grace” in Annie at 30 by Ninety, other favorite roles include Helena Landless (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Cat in the Hat (Seussical the Musical), Rona Lisa Peretti (The 25th Annual Putnam County…), and Judy Bernly (9 to 5: The Musical). When not on stage, Heather enjoys her furry family: 2 dogs, 1 cat, and her husband, Nate (not as furry).
Shannon Williams (Lady Catherine de Bourgh) learned the benefit of having no shame early on and a life performing came soon afterwards. 25 years of acting and singing in NYC and Los Angeles led him to London where he recently acquired his MFA in Acting at East 15 Acting School. While there, he performed at numerous West End theatres and Shakespeare’s Globe. He’s been seen locally in Jekyll & Hyde, 9 to 5, Next to Normal, 30 By Ninety’s inaugural show, Clybourne Park and the immersive Look Don’t Tell in NOLA.
Sara Chauppette (Charlotte Lucas) is happy to be back onstage at 30 by Ninety Theatre. Prior productions include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Ensemble), The Jeweler’s Shop (Teresa), and To Kill a Mockingbird (Mayella Ewell.) Sara also enjoys volunteering at the theatre, most recently stage managing The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged.)
Charles Early (Mr. Collins) is thrilled to be returning to the stage after an eight-year absence by making his 30 by Ninety debut. Roles include Lazer Wolfe in Fiddler on the Roof, Cowardly Lion in Wizard of Oz, Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd, and will be appearing as Orin Scrivello in Little Shop of Horrors later this season. He wishes to give thanks to his friends and family for their support and to the cast and crew for being one of the most positive groups of people he’s ever worked with
John Wesley (Miss Bingley/Mr Wickham) is thrilled to be returning to the straight play scene with this reimagined classic! In the area, he has recently been a part of A Chorus Line at Playmakers Theatre and Annie at 30 by Ninety last fall. Enjoy this irreproachable story of love, vanity, and insufferable siblings!
Sophie Pool (Lydia) is very excited to be performing in her first non-musical show! Sophie is a freshman at SSA and when she isn’t involved in theater you can find her running cross country or serving on Student Council for her school. She would like to send special thanks to her mom and dad for their love and support as well as her two younger sisters Hope and Reilley for giving her the perfect inspiration for her role of “little sister” to Mary, Jane, and Lizzy.
Colette Otero (Mary) is thrilled to be making her debut at 30 by Ninety Theatre after an 11-year hiatus from the stage. Colette spends her days talking to kids about their feelings. In her spare time, you can find her reading, baking, but mostly she is a full-time dog servant to two very cute tyrants Fulton and Hamilton. She would like to thank her husband Alex for his continued love and support.
Frank Gonzalez (Mr. Bennet) Frank is thrilled to be back on the 30 by Ninety stage in the role of Mr. Bennet. He was last seen onstage as Marcus Lycus in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and unseen offstage as the music director for “Annie”. He thanks this fabulous director, production crew, and the incredible cast for making this so much fun and hopes that you enjoy the show. Love you, Martha.
Beth Harris (Mrs. Bennet) is pleased to return to the 30 by Ninety stage. She was last seen as Mavis in the Hallelujah Girls. When she is not screaming at Mr. Bennet, Beth is the Assistant Creative Director of People Who Think—a Mandeville advertising agency. Beth is also a voice-over actor and has been married for 41 wonderful years to her off-stage husband, Mr. Beth.
Trevor Colbert (Mr. Bingley) is delighted to be returning to the 30 by Ninety stage with such an incredibly talented cast and crew. Previous credits include Annie, A Talent for Murder, Rumors, Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (Revised), and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. By day, Trevor is a licensed financial planner with New York Life; by night, he enjoys every opportunity to join this remarkable community of actors and actresses on stage.
Christina Ingrassia (Jane Bennet) is returning to the 30 by Ninety stage for her third time! A few of her favorite roles include: A Gemini Twin in A Funny Thing Happened…, Janet in The Rocky Horror Show, Wendla in Spring Awakening, and Theresa in Boy Gets Girl. By day, Christina runs The Ingrassia Group of Realtors and she’s elated any chance she gets the opportunity to perform again! Christina gives a special thanks to her amazingly supportive fiancé, Stephanie, and to her incredible assistant, Amanda, for holding down the fort while she “plays”!
Alan Talbott (Mr. Darcy) is positively rapturous to return to the 30 by Ninety stage in such a feted yarn. Not merely for the winsome toggery, but perchance to disabuse some of the more niggling and erroneous notions surrounding the honorable character. Their previous credits include The Last Five Years, Next to Normal, Talent for Murder, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. They are also a hobbyist of erudite jargon.
Camille Bechac (Lizzy) is grateful for the opportunity to be performing at 30 by Ninety Theatre again. She has been in previous shows such as Inherit the Wind (Rachel Brown), Steel Magnolias (Shelby), and Much Ado About Nothing (Hero). She has also been in The New Octavian’s production of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive). She’s ready to graduate this semester from SLU with a major in Communication and a minor in Theatre.
Jason J. Leader (Jack) is glad to be back on stage at 30 by Ninety! As co-founder and marketing director of the theatre, Jason is grateful for the many patrons who have embraced the theatre and continue to support live theatre in Old Mandeville and the Northshore. Jason was last seen in “Annie”, “12 Angry Men”, and as Director of “Hallelujah Girls” & “A Very Merry Christmas Spectacular.” To T: Love You More! O+3
Stephen Campo (Stanley) is ecstatic about his role in “Brighton Beach Memoirs”. He is a Sophomore at Archbishop Hannan H.S. and an active member of their Blackfriars troupe. His most recent Hannan performances include: Rich in “Be More Chill” and various roles in “Crazy Town” and “Back to the 80’s”. You may have seen him this past summer at 30 by Ninety camp productions as Maui in “Moana” and in High School Musical. Stephen hopes that everyone enjoys the show as much as he has enjoyed participating in the production.
Avery DeFrank (Nora) is absolutely ecstatic to be joining 30 by Ninety for the very first time in “Brighton Beach Memoirs”! Avery is in her sophomore year of high school, has only performed as Tigerlily in “Peter Pan Jr”, and enjoys sitting at home in mismatched sweatsuits learning random things. Also, Avery would like to thank all her friends, family, and the person in seat D7 for showing their support!
Reese Maguire (Laurie) is beyond ecstatic to return to 30 by Ninety for the second time to be in “Brighton Beach Memoirs”. Reese is 13 years old, an eighth grader at Lake Castle, and a proud participant of local theatre. She has participated in shows such as “Mary Poppins”, “The Lion King”, and “Schoolhouse Rock”, but this will be her first performance without singing or dancing. Reese would like to thank her family and her directors
for all of their support and guidance.
Kristina Kingston (Kate), born in the nation’s capital and raised in Northern Virginia, discovered a passion for acting following athletic related injuries. Taking time off to raise a family following her graduation from James Madison University, she returned to acting and has been enjoying each of the roles she’s been blessed with. The role of Kate in “Brighton Beach Memoirs” is a return to 30 by Ninety from Kristina has also been fortunate to book television roles aired on Netflix, Showtime and Amazon Prime. She would like to thank her daughter, Isabel for her love and continued support.
Evette Randolph (Blanche) was bit by the acting bug when she took a sabbatical from playing back up keyboard on the album “All Paws on Deck” for the cat themed synth-pop band “Thunderpaws!” to portray Zombie Cheerleader #4 in the popular cult classic, “Munchies”. Evette hopes you enjoy the play and dedicates her performance to her son Magnum (2001-2018).
John Gavin Hodges (Eugene) is delighted to portray Eugene Morris Jerome in 30 by Ninety’s production of “Brighton Beach Memoirs”. John is a junior at Fontainebleau High, where he is a member of the broadcast team, & National Honors Society. He has appeared in community and school theater productions. Some of his past credits include “Romeo to Go”, “The King and I”, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, and the movie, “Bad Moms”, as a featured background actor. John also has a love for film. He is currently working on his first short, “Procrastinators.” John
would like to thank his parents as well as “The Toms” for this opportunity.
Joe Lagman (Light Design/Operator) caught the theatre bug four years ago and has never regretted it. Joe was last seen as Juror 9 in “12 Angry Men.” He has been involved with the construction of several stage sets. He has also been behind the stage as an assistant stage manager and as a stage manager. Joe is the 30 by Ninety 2020 Volunteer of the Year. Joe retired as a Deputy Police Chief after serving twenty years as an officer in northeast Texas. He enjoys being retired and flipping houses when not helping at the theatre. Joe is thrilled to have his wife, Tonya, cheer him on.
Lori Molinary, known as “Lo” (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be a part of the Brighton Beach production crew. Lo has performed at 30 by Ninety in past productions of “Steel Magnolias”, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, “Nunsense”, “The Boy in the Bathroom” and “The Red Velvet Cake War”. Lo would like to thank her 30 by Ninety theatre family for providing such a creative, fun loving environment to play in.
Tom Hassinger (Assistant Director) has been performing on stage in stand-up, sketch comedy, and community theatre since the previous millennium. His one-act comedy “At Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop” was staged at 30 by Ninety in 2017, and he’s since appeared here in “The Foreigner”, “The Great Big Doorstep”, “Much Ado About Nothing”, and “12 Angry Men”. He appreciates having the opportunity to work with this talented cast.
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
Tom Bubrig (Director) is very pleased to have worked with such a talented group of people in bringing this show to the stage. Tom was the director of “The Great Big Doorstep” in 2019 and was last seen on stage as Candy in “Of Mice and Men”. Before that, Tom played EK Hornbeck in “Inherit the Wind” and Colonel Nathan R. Jessup in “A Few Good Men”. Ti amo, Celeste.
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.
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.