RACHEL BROWNIG (ANNIE) is a 10-year-old (almost 11!) fifth-grader at Christian Life Prep School. You may have seen her as Amaryllis in THE MUSIC MAN, or as Marta in THE SOUND OF MUSIC here at Plaza. Other roles include Kate in ANNIE, and a mouse in THE LION...WARDROBE at Artisan Center Theatre. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys making friendship bracelets, writing, and dancing. Rachel would like to thank God and Ms. Taffy for letting her be a part of this wonderful show!
Taylor O’Toole is a 15 year old sophomore who attends Trinity Christian Academy. Some of her favorite roles include Pepper (ANNIE, Bass Performance Hall), Belle (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Jr, Trinity Christian Academy), Lucy (NARNIA, Kids Who Care), and Little Red (INTO THE WOODS, Plaza Theatre Company) for which she won a COLUMN Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. She has also been a member of the Kids Who Care Resident Company for 10 years, performing Off Broadway, in Disney World, and even touring around Italy. Taylor feels so blessed to be given the opportunity to play both Annie AND Pepper with this amazing cast. She would like to thank her parents for chauffeuring her around everywhere, Taffy for her incredible directing, and her friends for their love and support. She hopes you enjoy the show!
(Oliver Warbucks, Bundles, Hull)
Jay is excited to be on stage for his fifteenth Plaza production. "Five more and I get my t-shirt!" Jay just finished directing CRAZY FOR YOU and is anxious to get the "oldest established floating crap game" onto the Plaza stage as he directs GUYS AND DOLLS this spring. Favorite roles include Ben Franklin-1776, Rev. Shaw- FOOTLOOSE, Vandergelder- HELLO DOLLY!, Fagin- OLIVER and Luther Billis- SOUTH PACIFIC. During the day, Jay is the principal at Gerard Elementary. He thinks it's great to share the stage with current and former students, Julie, Grace and Noel. Thanks to JTAM team, Taffy and of course his wife Shauna for their friendships, support and encouragement.
Tyler is honored to be reprising the role of Oliver Warbucks under the direction of Taffy Geisel. He first performed as "Daddy" in the 2010 Christmas production of ANNIE at Artisan Center Theater in Hurst. This production of ANNIE marks his first performance at Plaza, and Tyler thanks the producers for this opportunity. Other past performances include: Narrator in THE FORGOTTEN CAROLS, Col. Pickering in MY FAIR LADY, and Ebeneezer Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL- THE MUSICAL. He thanks God for His blessings and his wife Canda and family for their love and support. Merry Christmas!
is delighted to be back at The Plaza for her fifth show. Hailing from Ft. Worth, she has performed theatre and opera across Canada and the US. She is a graduate of Queen's University in Ontario with studies in theatre and classical music. Having won a Best Actress Column Award for her portrayal of the Witch in PlazaCo's INTO THE WOODS last season, she was recently seen as Marie in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, Anne Bonny in TREASURE ISLAND, and Patricia Fodor in CRAZY FOR YOU. She has also performed such roles as Berta in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, the title role in CARMEN, the mother in THE CONSUL, Petra in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and the messenger in MEDEA (for which she was an Irene Ryan scholarship region VI finalist), and has been singing with the Fort Worth Opera for four seasons. As her mother says, "... and then you're supposed to thank your mother for all she's done for you." ... yeah, thanks mom...for serious.
is thrilled to be playing one of her favorites! Previous at PTC include Sylvia in ALL SHOOK UP, Muzzy in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLY, Miriam in BEAU JEST, Janet in KISS AND TELL, Abby Brewster in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, Vera in SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, Miss Skillon in SEE HOW THEY RUN, Verna in GHOST OF A CHANCE, and Vi in FOOTLOOSE. Other favorites include Miss Hannigan (ANNIE), Golde (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF), Aunt Eller (OKLAHOMA) and multiple in LUCKY STIFF. Past experience includes director, choreographer, vocal coach, percussionist.. Darcy enjoys serving on worship team at church and working her day job in financial planning arena. Thanks to the Lord for allowing me to use my gifts, and to my boys Robby and Anthony for learning to love Plaza like I do. How fun it is to do a show together! Thanks also to Taffy for your support and direction thru the years, and to JaceSon, Aaron, Tina & Milette: I love you guys. Thanks for letting me be a part of your dream.
is very excited to be a part of Plaza's production of Annie but is even more excited to be sharing the stage with her daughter, Brynn, as she makes her stage debut. Denise's love of theater began in 1980 with a role in Carnegie Player's production of THE LITTLE ANGEL WHO ...Since then, Denise has appeared both on stage and behind the scenes. Her favorite performances include Alice in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Mary in WONDERFUL LIFE, and Lizzie in THE RAINMAKER. Denise would like to thank Ms. Taffy, Joey, Tabitha, and the producers for this wonderful opportunity. She also wishes to thank her husband, Danny, her son, Brayden, and the rest of the family for their never-ending love, encouragement, and support. "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
is having a swell time in her 10th Plaza production! Favorite roles at PTC include Rapunzel (INTO THE WOODS) & Miss Dorothy (THOROUGHLY...MILLIE), as well as SHOW BOAT in Concert at Lyric Stage and Chava (FIDDLER), LE VILLI, & ASSASSINS at Oklahoma City University (B.M. Musical Theatre). Thanks to Taffy, Joey, Tab, & JTAM for the opportunity to bring a childhood favorite to life. "It's what you wear from ear to ear, and not from head to toe, that matters."
Once a nightclub singer throughout New York’s famous “borscht circuit,” Doug is excited to be cast in his second Plaza production, having just finished a run as Everett in CRAZY FOR YOU. Originally from Houston, his professional experience in Texas, Kansas & New York includes roles as Bundles & Healy in ANNIE, Eddie in FUNNY GIRL, lead singer in COLE, Marcellus in MUSIC MAN, Cornelius in HELLO DOLLY, supporting actor & singer in TEXAS at Palo Duro Canyon, & three years as a member of the Fort Worth Opera Chorus. Film credits include extra work in TNT’s DALLAS pilot & 1st episode, I AM… GABRIEL, and Featured Extra in the short film CUPCAKE. Doug would like to thank God for His blessings, the ANNIE production staff for this opportunity, and his wife, Marla, for her loving support.
Allyson is so excited to be appearing on the Plaza stage for the second time. She previously appeared in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Allyson is a student at Kerr Middle School in Burleson where she enjoys being a part of the Kerr drama department. Allyson is also very involved with the youth group and choir at Cana Baptist Church where she has had the pleasure of performing in several musicals. She would like to thank her parents for driving her to all of the rehearsals as well as Taffy and Tina for this wonderful opportunity to be a part of this amazing musical.
is thrilled to be in the cast of Annie! Annie is 11 years old and attends Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts. Some of her favorite roles are a Who in SEUSSICAL at Kids Who Care (KWC), an Elf/Toy Soldier in RUDOLPH at Casa Manana, Ori a Dwarf in THE HOBBIT at Theater Arlington, and a Street Rat in ALADDIN at KWC. Annie has been in the Kids Who Care Resident Company for 5 years and will be touring in Albania this spring! Outside of theater and school Annie enjoys playing tennis with her Godsister, dancing and singing at home, swimming, having parties & sleepovers, meeting new people, making new friends, church choir, hosting international students in the summer, reading, writing stories/plays, and playing with her dog. Annie would like to thank her mother and father for taking her everywhare and Taffy for being a wonderful director for this play!
is pleased to be back at Plaza Theatre for this production of ANNIE. She has previously appeared at Plaza in DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, CHARLES DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL as Carol Cratchit, SEUSICAL THE MUSICAL as Cindy Lou Who, THE MUSIC MAN, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS as Dorcas' Little Sister, and THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. Brooke enjoys singing, dancing and acting. She has previously studied voice under the direction of Cora Wallace and more recently under the direction of Aaron Siler after which she performed her first vocal solo. Brooke enjoys performing and has a strong desire to continue in fine arts. "Thank you Taffy and Joey and the rest of the production crew for the wonderful opportunity to be in this great show!"
Bryanna is absolutely ECSTATIC to be making her Plaza debut! You might have seen her in 8 other productions with Carnegie Theatre. Most recently Romeo and Juliet and Dracula! She is a freshman in highschool who attends the Travis Academy of Fine Arts, where Mrs. Geisel teaches her drama class along side Shannon Loose. She would like to thank her family for supporting her in everything she does, and loving her art as much as she does. She so hopes you enjoy this awesome show! And remember: "Smile, darn ya, smile!"
Brynn is very excited to make her acting debut on the Plaza stage with the amazing cast and crew of ANNIE. Brynn is a 4th grader at Godley Intermediate School , loves to sing and write music, plays basketball, takes gymnastics lessons, and is involved in children's choir and Girls in Action at FBC Godley. She also has a twin brother named Brayden who helps her with her dance moves. Brynn would like to thank her mom for instilling in her the love of theater and her daddy for paying for it all. She would also like to thank Ms. Taffy, Joey, and the producers for giving her this wonderful opportunity. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." - Phil. 4:13
EMMELINE SULLIVAN (Duffy) is thrilled to be back on the stage with PlazaCo. A sixth grader from Waxahachie, Emme’s first appearance in the theatre was as the Ghost of Christmas Past in A CHRISTMAS CAROL with PlazaCo where she has since appeared in MUSIC MAN and as Jane in CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, but her favorite roles have been with Ellis County Children’s Theater as the unruly Gladys Herdman in THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER and as Jojo in SEUSSICAL. Her experience with Waxahachie Community Theater includes FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and the orphan Kate in ANNIE. Emme got her first film experience this past year when appearing in a commercial for HEARTS 4 HEARTS GIRLS DOLLS. Watch for her on the Disney Channel! "Shout out to my favorite voice coach, Gail Harrell!"
Grace is overjoyed to be in her first Plaza show. Grace has been seen as a Lullaby Munchkin in Carnegie’s WIZARD OF OZ, as a schoolgirl in GODSPELL, and as a smaller orphan in Cleburne High School’s ANNIE. She is a student at Studio C Dance in Burleson and a third-grader at Gerard Elementary. Her favorite subject is tap, which she isn’t allowed to do on the table at home! “Special thanks to Ms. Taffy & PlazaCo, my dance teacher Ms. Cristin, Eden, JujuBee, and my wonderful parents.”
Hannah is a home schooled 9th grader who also attends Travis Academy of Fine Arts. She most recently performed the part of Lisa in THE PROMISE IN GLEN ROSE. She has also appeared in such shows as JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, THE MUSIC MAN, and SOUTH PACIFIC. She enjoys singing, acting, ballet and playing French Horn. She does not enjoy washing dishes or doing Algebra. She loves spending time with her family, friends and her youth group at Westhill Church of Christ. Her true joy comes from using her gifts to glorify God.
Julie is an energetic 3rd grader who is excited to be in her 6th show. She has previously appeared in Plaza's JOSEPH . . . DREAMCOAT, CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, and SEUSSICAL. Her favorite role was Gladys in Carnegie's BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT. Julie loves her school, Gerard Elementary, and her church, Field Street, and is grateful for her friends and teachers who have come out to support her. Julie thrives on keeping her Mom busy, her Dad laughing, and her big sisters annoyed! They are constantly being entertained by her latest show tunes, but it is her renditions of "Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" in front of the bathroom mirror (in her birthday suit) that keeps the family laughing. Adopted from a Chinese orphanage at 18 months, Julie and her parents are thankful to Jesus that she is no longer an orphan. "Thank you, Ms. Taffy, Miss Tabitha, Mr. Joey, and Plaza for letting me be a part of this great show!"
Katherine is a 13 year old 8th grader who is elated to appear in ANNIE! She was recently seen as Lillian(CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, Plaza Theatre), teen ensemble (JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT ,Plaza Theatre), and Little Mary/Chorus (IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, Carnegie). Katherine is currently in her fourth year of piano and loves the challenge of mastering the classics. Other than theatre and piano, Katherine loves dance, big thunderstorms, and having a fantastic, supportive family. Thanks to Ms. Taffy, Joey, and Tab for being so wonderful and so patient! And she also sends her love to Judah and Madi, her precious niece and nephew.
Khloe loves being able to use her talents to bring joy to others and is thankful for again having the opportunity to be on stage doing what she loves to do!
Khloe has recently been cast as Louisa in SOUND OF MUSIC at Christ Chapel Bible Church,
Candice in Annie at Artisan and has been a part of
MUSIC MAN at CCBC and has for several years been chosen for the
MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA at Travis Academy of Fine Arts. She has also had
numerous leads in children's productions at CCBC
In her spare time Khloe is a duct tape guru and makes incredible purses and wallets along with many other items. Khloe plays french horn, enjoys shopping with her two sisters and can hold her own with her three brothers!
"I thank God for allowing me to use my gifts and I am so thankful to again work with the amazing Taffy Geisel!"
Kylie Scarborough (Molly) is excited to be doing ANNIE for a second time and playing the character of Molly once again. She has been seen in ANNIE and ANNE OF GREEN GABLES at Artisan Center Theatre. She enjoys singing, dancing, playing the piano and trying to keep up with her seven older siblings.
Lena is a 10 year-old homeschooler from Burleson who LOVES to sing and dance! She is thrilled to be playing an orphan in this production of ANNIE. She was last seen in JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT this past summer at Plaza Co. Lena would like to thank her family for their support - "Thank you Mommy, Daddy, G-maw, and G-paw for everything and thank you Ms.Taffy and Joey for giving me this opportunity and to Tabitha for her dance lessons!" :) "Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you, he is Christ the Lord." - Luke 2:11 Merry Christmas!
Noelle is excited to be in her first Plaza production in her favorite role to date. She has previously appeared with Cleburne’s Carnegie Players in OLIVER, THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and GODSPELL. Noelle was bitten by the theater bug at age 7 and enjoys being in plays more than anything! She is currently a sixth-grader at Smith Middle School and loves to read and write in her spare time. “A big thanks to Ms. Taffy and Plaza for giving me this opportunity, Mom and Dad for believing in me, and most of all, God for being the Ultimate Artist.”
Paige Moore (Ruthie) Paige is excited to join the cast of ANNIE. After attending summer camp, she appeared in the children's chior in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. She is very excited to be returning to the Plaza stage and will treasure the new friendships she has made. Paige enjoys hanging out with her friends, playing dress up, Barbies and of course singing and dancing. She is happy to be treading the boards with her very talented puppy, Dixie. Paige wants to thank Mrs. Hart for her many hours spent teaching music at Elder and helping to prepare for her first her first audition and a huge hug to her family and friends for their love and contiuned support and of course to Jesus for loving her. "Thank you mom for taking me and Dixie to rehearsals and for all the trips to McDonalds after we were done. I love you mom!"
Tess Scarborough is thrilled to be making her Plaza debut in ANNIE, and excited that she gets to share this experience with her dad and one of her sisters. Tess enjoys riding horses, acting, and hanging out with friends.
(Bert Healy, Harold Ickes)
Josh is very excited to be in his third Plaza show! Recently he was seen as Mingo in Plaza's CRAZY FOR YOU and Levi in JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT. Other shows include OKLAHOMA!, NO, NO NANETTE, and WIZARD OF OZ at Birdville HS, as well as THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, GET FOUND KID, and CHOICES at the Scott Theatre. Josh enjoys singing in the Granbury Civic Chorus and assissting with the children's choirs at Granbury FUMC. He feels blessed to have the opportunity to share the stage with his tall, homeless, Boylan sister, Caitlan Davis and, for the first time, her sister Baylee Davis.
Caitlan is very excited to be in her fourth show here at Plaza! Previously at PlazaCo, Caitlan played Irene and a follies girl in CRAZY FOR YOU, the Alto Narrator in JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT and the Wardrobe in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. She has also been in A CHORUS LINE and OUR TOWN at Theatre TCU. Other shows include THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, SEUSSICAL, LES MIS, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, GODSPELL, JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT, and many others at various other theatres. Caitlan is an education major at TCU, where she had the pleasure of singing in the TCU Concert Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Ron Shirey. She hopes to teach music in the future. Caitlan works with the youth and children at Granbury FUMC where she has directed two children's musicals and conducts the children's choirs. She feels very blessed to be sharing the stage with her tall, homeless, Bert Healy and, for the first time in six years, with her sister, Baylee Davis.
(Connie Boylan, Mrs. Pugh)
Hannah is happy to be back on the Plaza stage! Some of her favorite roles are Loraine in ALL SHOOK UP and Corliss in KISS AND TELL. Other shows would include BEAUTY AND THE BEEAST at Carnegie Players and THE PROMISE GLEN ROSE. She is also thrilled to be working for PlazaCo as they start the new academy and dance studio! "Thank you everyone for watching Piper backstage for me! Couldn't have done the show without you."
(Star-To-Be, Ronnie Boylan)
Emily is absolutely delighted to be a part of her second Plaza show having previously appeared as Widows Drews in TREASURE ISLAND. Other previous roles include Ayah in SECRET GARDEN at Casa Manana, Babe Williams in PAJAMA GAME, and Cat in the Hat in SEUSSICAL, PETER PAN, MYSTERY OF...DROOD, CHILDREN OF EDEN, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK, and BEEHIVE! She is so blessed to have gained the life-long friends she has made and continues to make every day since coming to Plaza and appreciates the loving and supportive atmosphere that the theatre gives. "Thank You for welcoming me into the PlazaCo family!" "And to my beautiful "sisters"- You're never fully dressed without a smile! Couldn't have made it without you!"
(Drake, Mr. Bundles, Hull)
Kyle Scarborough is excited to be making his Plaza debut in Annie. He is also thrilled that he once again gets to share the stage with two of his daughters. He has been seen in ANNIE, and "ANNE OF GREEN GABLES at Artisan Center Theatre. He spends his time working for Lockheed Martin, teaching Sunday school, reading, and trying to keep up with his wife and eight children.
(Mrs. Greer, Frances Perkins)
Stacey is excited to appear in her first Plaza production! Twenty years after being a 'show choir/theater geek' in high school, returning to the stage feels like coming home. She is an accomplished artist, professional photographer, published author, mom, and shower show-tune diva extraordinaire. Many thanks to Taffy and company for seeing the potential, rather than the putz! It has been an honor and a joy to work with the multitude of exuberantly talented people involved with this show!
(Choreographer, Ronnie Boylan)
(Mrs. Greer, Frances Perkins)
Has been one of Plaza's biggest fans since it first opened, and is honored to be in her fourth show here. She was last seen in SINGING IN THE RAIN (another Taffy Geisel-directed show) as an ensemble member, and loves the music, the lights and the challenge of performing and dancing. "Thank you to my family for putting up with the crazy schedule and the crockpot meals so I can indulge myself for a while!"
is so very excited to be in his second show ever! Past role was in the children’s chorus in JOSEPH on the Plaza stage. Anthony is 6 years old, and loves singing, riding his bike, crafts and playing with his big brother, Robby. Thanks to Miss Taffy and Plaza for the chance to have so much fun, and for bringing me into “the family”. Thanks also to Gammy for looking after Trouble.
Baylee Davis is very excited to be in her first Plaza show as a homeless servant...and for the first time, in a long time, with her sister Caitlan Davis and Josh Leblo. Her previous performances include Aunt Eller in OKLAHOMA! (Acton Middle School), the baby Kangaroo in SEUSSICAL (Granbury HS), Meg in LEADING LADIES (AMS; which won first place in UIL competition), and a bunch more. Currently, she is the Baker's Wife in INTO THE WOODS (AMS). She recently achieved 3rd chair as an Alto 2 in her Region choir, and her school volleyball team was undefeated for the second season in a row! She would like to thank God for this opportunity, and for always providing love and support.
Ben is thrilled to be on the PlazaCo stage once again! Some of his favorite roles include Teen Chorus in JOSEPH....DREAMCOAT, Dancer in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and Will Rogers Jr. in WILL ROGERS FOLLIES. He also enjoys being a Winged Angel in THE PROMISE GLEN ROSE. He would like to thank his wonderful sister for transporting him to and from rehearsals and for buying him dinner all the time! "Thanks Hannah! I love you soooo much!"
(Homeless, SFX Man)
Devlin has become a Plaza staple, having been in over a dozen shows! His favorites have included AIDA, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and SCARLET PIMPERNEL, among others. Dev was last seen as Tom Morgan in TREASURE ISLAND, and was part of the Dance Corps in JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT. "Thanks, Mom and Dad, for supporting me and always being there for me!"
(Jimmy Johnson, Louis Howe)
Eduardo is glad to be back with Plaza, as this marks his second show here. You may remember him as Chief Eagle Feather in ANNIE...GUN from earlier this year. Eduardo is currently a junior theater major at Texas Wesleyan University. Some of his favorite shows he has been in are: MACBETH, KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN, and JEKYLL AND HYDE SPECIAL BLEND. He is grateful for having the opportunity of working with such a talented cast, and thanks them all for being a joy to work with!
Kennedy is thrilled to be back on the Plaza stage for the forth time! Kennedy is very active in theatre and hopes to pursue it in the future. She loves performing so dearly. Kennedy would like to thank God, JTAM, Taffy, and her loving friends and family for pushing her to always do her best and keeping her smiling! She loves what she does and why she does it. "Yessirree!!"
is so excited to be doing his second theater production. Past role was in the children’s chorus in JOSEPH right here at Plaza. He has also done productions and Duff Elementary. Robby is in the 3rd grade and enjoys drawing, riding his bike, and any kind of sports. Thanks to Miss Taffy and Plaza for letting me play on stage, and for bringing me into “the family”. Thanks also to Gammy for looking after Trouble.
Shauna is very happy to be doing her tenth show at Plaza. She was last seen on the Plaza stage as Patricia Fodor in Crazy For You. Favorite past roles include Ouiser in Steele Magnolias and Granny in Into the Woods. She would like to send her love to her husband Jay and kisses and hugs to John, Emma, Garrett and Lorelei.
(Annette, Fran Mccracken)
Is continuing her theatrical ambitions with this her sixth performance at the Plaza. Suzi has enjoyed being in FOLLIES, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, SINGIN...RAIN, and many others. Suzi would like to thank Miss Taffy for giving her the opportunity to be in a wonderful cast and for having faith in her from the beginning by giving her her first role ever almost three years ago, her family for putting up with her silliness, and her other ‘family’ who is always there to help practice her dances and knows just what to say to make her feel better. "Love you Teddy!"
(Apple Seller, Servant)
T’Keyah Adams was born September 17, 1992. Adams took her first theater class her eigth grade year, and continued her sophomore year in high school on up, playing in shows and working back stage for shows such as “Faith County”, “Blythe Spirit”, and “Frankie and Eddie”. Adams enjoys spending her time writing novels, short stories, and scripts. During her senior year in highschool she wrote a short play called “Frankie and Eddie”; a comedy about two twin brothers living in the time of 1959. That same year, it was staged in front of a live audience at Crowley High School. . “I went in for an audition not expecting to get a part at all in the show, but once I got a call back I jolted. The experience to work outside of school is phenomenal, and I cannot describe the joys of working with such talented people. This will always be a meaningful episode of my life,” Adams remarked about the Plaza theater. She hopes to continue doing more shows at the theater and other theaters as well.
DIXIE BELL MOORE
is a very loved pooch adopted into her forever home a year ago with the Moore's where she is doted on and pampered. She loves to chase her ball but don't count on her always to bring it back because sometimes a dog just has to get a few chews in before chasing it down again. Her favorite pass time is searching the house for treasures to hide under the couch to chew on for later but for some reason this upsets Mrs. Moore. This is her debut appearance and she loves to be on stage. She finds her inspiration from other great canines who have become stars such as Lassie and Benji. Dixie is very please to be on stage with Paige her favorite little girl. Thank you to all the cast who bestowed so much love on her and allowed her to sleep on their laps through the many long hours of rehearsal and to the little boys and girls who were always eager to play ball with her in the lobby. "A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life." -Bob Barker
What joy it is to be back at Plaza directing such a happy show, with such a wonderful group of actors and technicians! This marks Taffy's fourth association with 'Annie', third as Director, with one rapturous time spent bringing Miss Hannigan to life. . . and the show still makes her smile! You may have seen Taffy here at Plaza in the 'Smoke on the Mountain' series, playing Miss Myrtle, one of the church ladies. Besides acting and directing, she is also a playwright - her scripts for 'Anne of Green Gables' and 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian' were produced at Artisan earlier this year. Thanks to Plaza, for telling stories worth telling, to her family and friends - for their uplift and support, and to the Lord, who is the giver of every good gift.
(Music Director, Bert Healy)
ANNIE is such a story worth telling, Joey is mucho thrilled to do it a 4th time!! Also excited to follow in his best friend Curt Mega's footsteps for the second role this year (buy GLEE's "Uptown Girls" single, HE'S AWESOME!) after playing Armand in SCARLET PIMPERNEL this spring. Other favorite shows include ALL SHOOK UP (Dennis), INTO THE WOOD (Cinderella's Prince), LION...WARDROBE (Tumnus, Column Award nom for Supporting Actor 2010), SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN (Dennis), and BIG RIVER (Tom Sawyer). Joey is also blessed to be a Column-nominated sound designer and music director, enjoys composing music for stage and multimedia, and also uses his B.S. in Radio/TV/Film from TCU in his reeeal job teaching music and media at Travis Academy of Fine Arts. Much more of his time is spent leading worship and producing/designing shows for the UTACornerstone, niftiest college ministry anywhere! Vids & songs @ www.reverbnation.com/joeygeisel "'...imitate me, just as I imitate Christ' -1 Cor. 11:1"
Sam is excited to be working on his first show at Plaza Co, and is pumped to be working with such an amazing group of people. Sam recently stage managed TUNA DOES VEGAS at G.L.C.T, and was a "Ninja" in Fort Worth Operas's production of THE MIKADO. Sam is currently attending Texas Wesleyan University studying Theatre Performance, and is looking to change his major to Buisness Managment. "I want to thank everyone in the show, and all the producers for making my first Plaza experience a truly unforgettable time. Also, i'd like to thank Kyle Macy, Joe Brown, Millete Siler, and most importantly my parents, Chip and Krisha Arias for supporting me and allowing me to follow through my crazy dreams."