is excited to return to a character he knows well, five times over and many times on the Plaza stage already. Between regular performces, stand-ins, and galas, this will be Kyle's sixth portrayal of the beloved and oafish Pastor Oglethorpe. Plaza has been his home for the past year after appearing in AIDA (Radames), SINGIN IN THE RAIN (Don Lockwood), and BEAU JEST (Dave-Bob). You may remember Kyle from past performances of SEE HOW THEY RUN (CLIVE), THE SECRET GARDEN (Fakir), MAN WITH THE POINTED TOES (Tom), OKLAHOMA! (Curly), and CHARLIE BROWN (Linus). This Kyle's eleventh production on the Plaza mainstage and he would rather be nowhere else. Other favorite roles across the DFW area include LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Seymour), THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Jimmy), GODSPELL (John/Judas), BIG RIVER (The Duke). He sends out much love to his Sanders cast and the lovely Darcy Farrington for all her hard work and dedication on top of everything else.
G. AARON SILER
is excited to play Burl Sanders yet again! Aaron is one of the producers here at PlazaCo and has been involved in over 20 productions here since the theatre opened. Some of his favorite roles at PlazaCo include Horton in SEUSSICAL, Charlie Brown in GOOD MAN...CHARLIE BROWN, Neville in THE SECRET GARDEN, and Norman in CASH ON DELIVERY. Aaron loves his 3 kids and loving wife and appreciates all they do for him.
is very excited to once again bring her old friend Vera back to Plaza. Previous favorite roles at Plaza include Miriam in Beau Jest, Janet in Kiss and Tell, Abby Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, Miss Skillon in See How They Run, Verna in Ghost of a Chance, and Vi in Footloose. Other favorite rolls include Miss Hannigan (Annie), Golde (Fiddler on the Roof), Aunt Eller (Oklahoma) and multiple whacky characters in Lucky Stiff. Past experience includes director, choreographer, studio vocalist, vocal coach, percussionist and live sound engineer. Darcy enjoys serving as vocalist, percussionist and drama leader at her church, and working her day job in the financial planning arena. Thanks to the Lord for allowing me to use my gifts and talents along side such a great group of people at Plaza. To the cast, thanks so much for all your hard work and patience!! Thanks JaceSon, Aaron, Tina & Milette: I love you guys. It’s an honor to be a part of your dream and the Cleburne Community
JACESON P. BARRUS
This is JaceSon's third time around as Stanley and he says he's thrilled to be joining this wonderful cast and crew to bring the Sanders Family back to the Plaza stage. JaceSon and his wife Tina have co-directed over 20 productions in northern Texas and make up 2 of Plaza’s 4 Producers having been producing live theatre in Cleburne since the fall of 2006. JaceSon has performed in many productions and some of his favorites include Harold Hill in THE MUSIC MAN, Pap Finn in BIG RIVER, and Gaston in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. He has been married to Tina for 17 years and together they are the proud parents of five wonderful children - Tabitha, Parker, Cameron, Eden Grace and Miranda. In his spare time Jace loves classic movies and studying Civil War trivia. He also hopes y'all will come back to Plaza in January to see WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, a show that he and his wife Tina are excited to be co-directing.
is thrilled to be back with the Sanders Family again. He has been waiting to do this show ever since appearing as Dennis in last year’s performance of SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN here at Plaza. Before that, he was seen as Dennis in SMOKE…HOMECOMING and as Cogsworth in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, both at the Artisan Center Theatre. He has also appeared in numerous productions with the Creative Arts Theater and School and the Texas Radio Theatre Company. Jonathan is a senior at Dallas Baptist University and will graduate next May with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, singing, reading, listening to classical music, and traveling. “Thanks family for your continual support and thank you Lord Jesus for Your immeasurable love and grace.” To God be the glory…and Merry Christmas!
has been in seven of Plaza's productions and is happy to be back with the Sanders family. She is currently a senior in Cleburne High School and performs with the school theatre. She would like to thank everyone who helped to make this show a reality, and a special thanks to our director Darcy Farrington for being so patient during rehearsals.
is so excited to be back on stage with her second family! This is her 5th time to play June Sanders and she can now say she has been in all three of the SMOKE trilogy. Danielle took a break from being in the stage lights to try her hand at directing. Her first show to direct was CASH ON DELIVERY here at PlazaCo and is now currently directing BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Artisan and will be directing STEEL MAGNOLIAS here next year. She loves all aspects of theatre and is also trying to break into the film business. She is currently taking film acting classes in Dallas and auditioning as much as she can with her agent. Life never stops for her as she keeps busy with theatre, leading youth at her church, working, and teaching acting. "I am blessed beyond words with a wonderful family, the ability to pursue my passions, and a God with an unfathomable love. 'Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.' Merry Christmas my dear friends!"
CHERI DEE MEGA
(Cousin Melva, Music Director)
Ticklin’ the ivory’s for a 4th go around with the Sander’s cousin’s once again, Cheri is glad to return to the family. A trained singer and professional musician, she is a veteran teacher of music, specializing in piano, voice, and guitar with over 40 students through the DFW metroplex. She was last seen on the Plaza Stage as Mother Abbess in the Sound of Music. She is grateful to her husband for putting up with her hobby and sends her love/blessings with her LA/Hollywood-bound son. “I love you and will miss you!”
This is J. Aaron Lett's 12th production at Plaza Theatre Company since his beginning in MY FAIR LADY. He was last seen on the Plaza stage as Joel in BEAU JEST and as Ewart Dunlap in THE MUSIC MAN. Recently he played The Barber at OnStage in Bedford's MAN OF LA MANCHA. Recently at Plaza he has been Cosmo Brown in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and Eric Swan in CASH ON DELIVERY. His favorite productions he has been in include: Dickinson in 1776, Sancho in MAN OF LA MANCHA, Mr. Lundie in BRIGADOON, Cinderella's Prince/Wolf in INTO THE WOODS, Feste in 12TH NIGHT, Jimmy in THE RAINMAKER, and Hajj the Poet in KISMET. J. Aaron holds his BFA in Theatre from Tarleton State University. During the day J. Aaron is the Lead Web Developer for National Direct Media and sometimes a tap instructor for Frances Lea Dance Studio in Burleson/Crowley. Between heart attacks and coronary stint insertions, J. Aaron wold like to thank all his ex's for making him the surly old codger that everyone adores and abhors..
(Cousin Bobby Joe)
is a teacher at Smith Middle School in Cleburne and the minister of music and youth at North Cleburne Baptist Church. This is Bobby's first PlazaCo production, but certainly not his first time performing. He toured extensively with the Grammy award-winning and internationally-acclaimed Texas A&M Singing Cadets from 2001-2005 and plays locally in a family bluegrass and gospel group called "Neal and the Jammers" (named after his grandfather). "I would like to give thanks for the loving care and support of my friends and family, but especially to the 2 Loves of my life, my Lord and Savior, whose birth we celebrate, and my beautiful wife, Cayla. My best music comes with Christ at my center and Cayla at my side!"
(Cousin Joey Bob)
is thrilled she gets to be in a play without having to know how to act! She comes from a family of musicians, starting violin at the age of 3. Her classical training makes it all the more fun to let loose and fiddle. She is a Texan convert after having grown up in Utah and living in Connecticut, and even slips into the twangy accent once in a while. She goes by "Mom" to the 3 smartest, sneakiest and most beautiful kids this side of the Mi'ssippi. And when she's not feeding, driving or disciplining them she likes to sit back and marvel at how they learn, create/destroy and love unconditionally. Other pursuits include massage therapy, ballet, writing, and videography. Cleaning is not on the list. Huge shout out to husband, Mark -- thanks honey for letting me come play!
was recently seen at Plaza Theatre Company as a Pick-a-Little Lady, in THE MUSIC MAN. She volunteers for the Liberty Chapel VFD and the Plaza Guild. She is so grateful for the Plaza family and the cast of this show for all their friendliness. She also wants to thank her loving church family at Sand Flat Baptist Church. Becky would like to dedicate her performances to the memory of Ben Stricklin who was her pastor and loved to watch the Sanders family at Plaza Theatre. Hugs and kisses to husband, Jack; Dad; and mother, Leah. And to her greatest productions, Frances and Joelle, she loves you both very much! Proverbs 3:5-6.
JUDY 'GIGI' BARNETT
says after seeing the 2007 Smoke on the Mountain seven times, then playing Miss Maude in 2008 production of SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, she feels honored to once again portray Miss Maude of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Judy caught the “acting bug” when she had one line in Plaza Theatre's FOREVER PLAID. Since she has been an assistant manager at Plaza for MY FAIR LADY and a producer for Carnegie’s summer musical, Oliver! , as well as a sound tech for LION WITCH AND WARDROBE for Carnegie. Other Plaza Theatre productions were SOUND OF MUSIC and SINGIN IN THE RAIN. Judy is a native of Cleburne and a graduate of Cleburne High School many, many years ago. She discovered the joy of participating in community theatre and feels that the Barrus and Siler families have been a blessing to her and Cleburne. She wishes to thank her husband, Dale, family, and friends for their steadfast encouragement and support and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!
is humbled to be performing with this Superstar Cast at PlazaCo. She was last seen as Alma Hix/Farmer's Wife in THE MUSIC MAN, Louise in KISS & TELL, and as a Nun/Baroness Elberfeld in SOUND OF MUSIC. Julie's starring role: full-time “WIFE/MOM,” to her husband, James, 2 daughters, Heather & Becky, son-in-love, Nathaniel, 2 sons, Nicholas & Benjamin,and as "NANA" to her most precious and adorable first grandchild - Zachary! Julie is an R.N. - Administrative Supervisor at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital - Cleburne. She would like to express her deepest condolences to Taffy Geisel in the homegoing of her Mom. This would have been her part to be played. Thanks to the Director, Producers, Stage Manager, Cast, and a host of behind-the-scenes people who make this such an AMAZING show! AMEN!
is happy to be back at Plaza. She recently done tech work on THE MUSIC MAN, SUESSICAL, AIDA, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, DON’T DRINK THE WATER and CASH ON DELIVERY. She enjoys doing the lighting, sound and being a backstage hand. She is currently attending Hill College here in Cleburne. She would like to thank Darcy Farrignton for letting her be a part of this amazing cast! Also, she would like to thank all her friends and family for supporting her in everything she does. God Bless you all and may each and everyone of you have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!