Courtney is thrilled to be back at Plaza after last performing as Amneris in AIDA where she has received a column Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. After performing all around the metroplex she is excited to have a new family at Plaza Theatre. Other favorite roles include Susan, TICK,TICK..BOOM!, Woman 2, I LOVE YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, Sally Simpson, THE WHO'S TOMMY, and Judy Turner, A CHORUS LINE. Thank you to the entire cast and crew for being so dedicated in this process. It has been such a pleasure. Also a big thank you Aaron for trusting me and giving me the most challenging opportunity to date.
Kyle is returning for his 13th performance on the Plaza stage since the very first performance of THE MAN WITH THE POINTED TOES (Tom) at the old Putt Putt. Since then, he has enjoyed such roles as Linus in CHARLIE BROWN, Curly in OKLAHOMA!, Fakir in THE SECRET GARDEN, Don Lockwood in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, and the zany Reverend Oglethorpe in both installments of SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN. His favorite roles include Clive in SEE HOW THEY RUN, Radames in AIDA, and most recently Dave-Bob in BEAU JEST. His is reprising the role of Jimmy after having appeared in MILLIE with the Repertory Company Theatre in Richardson. In other theaters across DFW Kyle has appeared in such shows as LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Seymour), BIG RIVER (the Duke), GODSPELL (John/Judas). He may never give up his love for the stage, though he would like to begin his own film production company with his lovely wife to be, Megan. Yes, he plans on marrying in July of this year, so stay tuned for more details!
has once again extended her talents from Arlington to Cleburne just to play in her seventh Plaza production. She has always admired the hard work, and dedication, the Plaza producers have put into each one. “I remember saying, while playing in MY FAIR LADY, God is going to richly bless Plaza and all those involved (including the audience). It’s amazing what He has done and how far they have come. I’m so blessed to be included in such a wonderful company.” Heather has contributed to Plaza shows since OKLAHOMA. She also has had the privilege to play roles in AIDA and CASH ON DELIVERY. “Having a part in MILLIE has just taken me to new heights. I’m so grad I randed this whoa.”
(Miss Dorothy, Maude)
is relieved to be opening MILLIE at last! Previous credits in the DFW area include various ensemble roles in SHOW BOAT at Lyric Stage, most of the Ziegfeld Girls in PlazaCo's WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, Zaneeta in THE MUSIC MAN, Kathy Selden in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, and Rusty in FOOTLOOSE. Jill holds a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre from Oklahoma City University, which did not warn her that "real life" is so much more stressful than music school.... She is so very proud of the cast of MILLIE, and had a blast choreographing and "rehearsing" this amazing show! Thanks to AARON, Shauna, Tab, Rags, Mom, and Sarah H. for keeping me sane!
(Miss Dorothy, Maude)
Sarah Morton is so excited to be joining the plaza team as miss dorothy. Her other credits also include Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing trechnicolor dreamcoat and Guys and Dolls with BCT, several shows at Burleson High School including The music man, cinderella, Honk, 42nd Street and as Millie Dillmount In Thoroughly Modern Millie.She is also a dental assistant at Grinview Smiles in Grandview and would like to thank Dr. Grier and all Docs Angels for all their support! Pretty faces less braces!! I love you Tanner!,thanks for making everyday an adventure. GOD BLESS! Proverbs 31:30
is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of TCU with a BFA in theatre. His association with PlazaCo goes back to our first season where Greg played Archibald Craven in THE SECRET GARDEN. You may also remember Greg as Dr. Einstein in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE or Lumiere in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Greg also directed GHOST OF A CHANCE for PlazaCo in 2008. He works in television, film, and anime voice over. He sings professionally as ½ of BURTON/KENNEDY at numerous venues. Greg thanks Jon, Betty, Dylan, and Spencer for their support and their love.
Darcy is honored to be on the PTC stage once again with such a great cast. Previous favorite roles at PTC include Miriam in BEAU JEST, Janet in KISS AND TELL, Abby Brewster in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, Vera in SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN series, 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 roles 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 PTC, and to JaceSon, Aaron, Tina & Milette: I love you guys. It’s an honor to be a part of your dream and the Cleburne community.
is making his third appearance on the Plaza stage. Audiences might remember him as Tommy Djilas in THE MUSIC MAN, or Ryan Evans in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. Other show credits include WEST SIDE STORY(Gee-tar the Jet), ALICE IN WONDERLAND(Mad Hatter), and more. This past year, Caleb was the Column awards recipient of the Ben Brettell youth award. He is a high-school senior at Grace Prep in Arlington, and plans to attend Sam Houston State in the fall for musical theatre. Caleb would like to thank his family for their continuous love and support; also, he'd like to extend a huge thanks to Jace, Tina, Aaron, & Milette for making Plaza one of the greatest places to perform. Finally, he'd like to say thanks to his newest cast family. "You are all wonderful performers and people, and it's been fun working on this incredible show with you."
G. AARON SILER
Aaron is one of the founding producers at PlazaCo and has been involved in over 25 productions here. 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. Recently Aaron won 3 nominations for sound design and acting in the DFW metroplex theatre awards organization called The Column Awards. Aaron has 3 great kids and loving wife and appreciates all they do for him.
STEFANIE GLENN (MS. FLANNERY) is thrilled to be back onstage at Plaza. Stefanie was last seen in WILL ROGERS FOLLIES as a Follies Girl. She has loved being a part of several shows including THE MAN WITH THE POINTED TOES, THE SECRET GARDEN, FOOTLOOSE and AIDA. Favorite acting roles include Sally Chessington in CASH ON DELIVERY, Betty Blast in FOOTLOOSE, Mrs. Pierce in MY FAIR LADY, Viola in Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT, Maggie in JAKE’S WOMEN and multiple roles in THE DINING ROOM. Stefanie has worked as Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Featured Dancer, Actor and various other roles in such productions as KISS ME KATE, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, BIG RIVER, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, FOREVER PLAID and SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS. Stefanie holds a Master of Arts from Texas Woman’s University with an emphasis in Directing and Stage Management and a Bachelor of Arts from Harding University with an emphasis in Acting. Special thanks to her sister Monica for doing this show with her!
(Ethel Peas, Daphne)
Amber has loved the stage since her early years and has excelled in the performing arts.
Recently, she was a ballet dancer in LET THERE BE LIGHT! at Duncanville First Baptist Chuch. She has performed at Six Flags Over Texas in the Crazy Horse Saloon show SHOWBOAT'S COMIN! as Hannah Hart. Competing in several acting and commercial categories with Actors, Models & Talent Competition, she received an award as a finalist for Overall Commercial Model. At Cedar Valley College, she has appeared in multiple shows including GUYS AND DOLLS, WIZARD OF OZ, SWINGIN’ WITH THE BIG BAND, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, TITANIC, and SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, to name a few. In WEST SIDE STORY she played Rosalia, and in the musical CROSSROADS she played Mary, the mother of Jesus. Currently, she is employed as an Executive Assistant for the Duncanville Chamber of Commerce.
This is Courtney Leigh's first show since appearing in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and OKLAHOMA! at Glen Rose High School in 2005. She attended the University of Texas in Austin and has enjoyed her foray back into the theater world. She has met many wonderful people and can't wait for audiences to fall in love with the show as much as she has.
(George Gershwin, ensemble)
is a 17 year old Senoir at Cleburne High School. He is thrilled to be in his 3rd plaza production. You might have seen him in "Disney's High School Musical On Stage!" as Ryan Evans and in "Will Rogers Follies" as a Wrangler also on the Plaza Stage. He would like to thank his family for all of their love and support and would also like to thank his wonderful new cast for all of the time and effort! "Thanks guys! Break a Leg!!!"
JACESON P. BARRUS
. As a founding producer at PlazaCo JaceSon has performed in many productions here and some of his favorites include Harold Hill in THE MUSIC MAN, Henry Higgins in MY FAIR LADY, Stanley in SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, and most recently Will in THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES. 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 April to see SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, a show that he and his wife Tina are excited to be co-directing.
(Kenneth, Policeman, Dexter)
has appeared as an actor/singer/keyboardist/music director in many shows, including FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, FOREVER PLAID, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, SCARLET PIMPERNEL, SECRET GARDEN, and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Plaza audiences may remember Jon as the Beast in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which he also music directed, or from our production of FOREVER PLAID. Jonathan has also combined his talents by providing backing tracks for area theatres. Jonathan would like to dedicate this show to Greg, Granny, Dylan, Spencer, Vanessa, and Stephanie, who have been so supportive in his artistic endeavors.
LEANNE MEPPEN (Ruth) is happy to be back for her 5th show at Plaza Theater! Though she was most recently seen in HMS PINAFORE/ensemble at Irving Community Theater, you may remember her as Mrs. Mayor in SUESSICAL or Essie in YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU. She has also been in ensemble of AIDA and Nun’s chorus of SOUND OF MUSIC here at Plaza. A teacher in Waco, she is thrilled to be working under the direction of Aaron once again! Thanks for letting me be a part of this great show!
Mary Vickers is making her debut at PlazaCo. She is a member of the Kids Who Care Resident Company, and has performed with them in shows such as WEST SIDE STORY and A CHRISTMAS CAROL. She attends Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, and is in the 9th Grade. She enjoys sewing and costume design, and aspires to be a costumer one day. Mary would like to thank her parents for always supporting her and driving her to rehearsals. She would also like to thank Sarah for being an amazing best friend.
Meagan is ecstatic to be a part of this cast! She has had so much fun dancing back into the Roaring Twenties with such a wonderful group of people. She was last seen, as a dancer, in PlazaCo's production of THE MUSIC MAN. Along with theatre, she is currently attending Tarrant County College, but plans to transfer to University of Texas at Austin in the fall. She looks forward to joining clubs at UT, such as Argentine tango and swing dancing! She would like to thank her amazing friends and family for their support and encouragement, and her grandparents and parents for the gas money that allowed her to get to rehearsals.
MONICA GLENN (STAGE MANAGER) Monica is so excited to finally be onstage this production. Previously Monica has Stage Managed for AIDA, SINGING IN THE RAIN, been a dresser for MY FAIR LADY and ran the box office for several shows. Even when everyone was on the cruise last year she bravely held down the fort for YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU while everyone was sunning themselves on the beach. When Monica is not volunteering at Plaza she likes to travel to New York or Paris to study Egyptian, Renaissance and Modern Art. Monica would like to thank her big sister Stefanie for supporting her in this show.
This is Sarah's first performance at Plaza Theatre Company but she is not new to the stage. Sarah, from Burleson, TX, is currently attending the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (FWAFA) and has appeared as Sarah in KRINGLE'S WINDOW at Theatre Arlington as with KIDS WHO CARE as a principal singer. Unfortunately Sarah did not get us her bio information in time for the printing of this program, so we can't say too much more about her.
is excited to be working with this wonderful cast! Tabi has appeared in numerous Plaza Productions in roles such as Gabriella in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, Corliss in KISS AND TELL, and Liesl in SOUND OF MUSIC, as well as ensemble in MUSIC MAN, AIDA, SEUSSICAL, and countless others. She was also thrilled to add choreography to her resume this year, after choreographing HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL and THE MUSIC MAN. She currently attends Travis Academy of Fine Arts and is loving every minute of it. Tabi sends love to her stellar friends, and EXTRA love to Mom and Pop, Rekrap, Toucan Cam, EdenOrange, and Mazda, as well as the amazing Dolphin, Giraffe, and Tree Frog.