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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.
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!
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.