is excited to be appearing in her first show at Plaza! Recent credits include SNOW WHITE & THE PRINCE (Snow White) and PETER PAN (Wendy) at Casa Manana; THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Louisa Von Trapp) and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Bluma) at Lyric Stage; and 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Margaret Moore) at Dallas Children's Theater. Other selected credits include: THE SECRET GARDEN (Mary Lennox), ANNIE (Annie), THE LITTLE MERMAID (Ariel), TOM SAWYER (Becky Thatcher), and A WRINKLE IN TIME (Meg Murry). Emma would like to thank God, her family, and JaceSon, Tina, and Mimi Barrus for their encouragement and is grateful to be given this wonderful and challenging opportunity to perform in an authentic 1940's play.
JAY is honored to be performing in his 27th Plaza show. His most recent endeavors have included the direction of Plaza's 42ND STREET, Prof. Callahan in Granbury's LEGALLY BLONDE, directing the critically acclaimed TITANIC, THE MUSICAL for Cleburne's Carnegie Players, Mr. Arnott in ENCHANTED APRIL and Mr. Mushnik in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Favorite roles include Tevye, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; Rev. Moore, FOOTLOOSE; Arthur, CAMELOT; Horace VanderGelder, HELLO DOLLY; Daddy Warbucks, ANNIE; and Ben Franklin, 1776. Jay is the principal at Crosstimbers Academy, a 9-12 charter school in Weatherford. Kisses, a dozen roses and a standing ovation for his supporting wife, both onstage and off, Mrs. Archer/Shauna.
Shauna is happy to be back on the Plaza stage for her 18th show, most recently being seen as The Wicked Witch of the West in WIZARD OF OZ. During the day, Shauna spends her time teaching at Smith Middle School here in Cleburne. Big shout out to all of her students who helped her learn her lines! TCU alum with a MS in Speech. Baylor alum by marriage. Love to Mr. Archer, you make me smile!
(Lt. Lenny Archer)
Levi is proud to take take the stage for his eleventh performance at Plaza Theatre Company! A graduate of Crowley High School, he previously appeared on stage in the PTC productions of RAGTIME, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, WHITE CHRISTMAS, KISS ME, KATE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and 42nd STREET, as well as the Granbury Theatre Company production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and those are just his favorites! He is also currently in rehearsal for the Greater Carnegie Players' production of LES MISERABLES. He would like to thank the amazing community of theatre for helping him become who he is today, as well as all the friends that have made the experience great.
Cameron is a multi-talented 17 year old dynamo who loves dancing and acting to go along with all things technical theatre. When not on stage you'll find Cam in the booth either designing lights or projections. He also loves repairing computers and electronic devices in his spare time. He is finishing his junior year in school and is looking forward to being a senior and graduating in the upcoming year. He sends his love to his great big family and of course to his girl Madison.
This is Joseph’s second time on the PlazaCo stage. He was a summer camper in last year’s production of SEUSSICAL. Currently a Sophomore at Alvarado High School enjoying activity in the AHS Theatre Department led by Plaza favorite, Mr. Luke Hunt. He would like to thank his friends and family for their awesome support, and his cat, Appa.
Seen mostly in the box office, building set, or directing productions, Jodie rarely gets the opportunity to perform on stage. However, this is one of those rare opportunities. Since moving to Cleburne four years ago, he has been seen as Reuben in JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT, Judge Omar Gaffney in HARVEY, Admiral von Schreiber in The Sound of Music, and the chorus of WHITE CHRISTMAS. He has loved theatre since his early childhood when he first obtained the reel-to-reel tape of MY FAIR LADY and fell in love with the music and script. A big shout out to my extremely talented wife and family. I come along for a wonderful ride. I hope this ride tonight is as funny and entertaining as I think it is. Enjoy!
Sherry is thrilled to be part of the cast in this wonderfully funny production. She was recently seen at Plaza in THE WIZARD OF OZ. She would like to thank the producers and directors for allowing her the opportunity to be part of a Plaza production once again. She lives here in Cleburne with her husband, Howie, who she wishes to thank for his patience and support.
Madison is so excited to be a part of this wonderful production. She is a Junior at Centennial High School where she is a member of National Honor Society, co-captain of the swim team, and a Thespian Officer. Madison was last seen at Plaza in FATHER OF THE BRIDE and A CHRISTMAS CAROL. She would like to thank her parents for doing so much for her. "Molly and Madison, best friends forever!"
Josh is very excited to be in his first “real” play. He played Jasper in 101 DALMATIONS JR with Burleson Drama Camp in 2012 and was in ALADDIN JR last year with Plaza Drama camp. He is in 6th grade at Kerr Middle School in Burleson. His parents, older brother Jeremy, aunt Necie and rest of his family are very proud of him.
Ty is a 6th grade homeschool student who is super excited to be in his third show here at Plaza! His other roles include a Who in SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL and most recently a munchkin in THE WIZARD OF OZ! In his free time, Ty loves to sing, act, and rollerblade. He would like to thank his parents for always being there for him. Ty would also like to thank JaceSon for giving him this wonderful opportunity to be on the Plaza stage. Enjoy the show! :)
Since moving to Cleburne 4 years ago, Soni has spent the major part of her time working as a director, costume stitcher, props mistress or set decorator. Rarely has she had opportunity to perform. She loves playing in 1940's comedies and Kiss and Tell has always been one of her favorites. Seldom does she get to be the mean old lady, so she says she's having a great time. The last crazy lady she played here was Vida Louise in Harvey and Grandma Tzietl in Fiddler On the Roof. Thanks to the cast and crew for letting a geriatric still "trip the boards" (hopefully not literally).
(Pvt. Jimmy Earhardt)
Nicholas is once again honored to be part of another Plaza production. With his previous rolls being mailnly ensemble such as a guard in "The King And I" and a Soldier in "Sound of Music" he is excited to be in his first speaking role on the Plaza stage. With his last appearance in Carnegies "Pump Boys and Dinners" he is no stranger to the stage and always enjoying taking new roles and challenges. He is thankful for the cast and crew of this production for this opportunity, and hopes you enjoy the show (Hebrews 13:8)
Al is extremely excited about making his fifth appearance at the Plaza Theatre Company with such an amazingly talented and committed cast. You may remember him as Oz Guard in WIZARD OF OZ, from the Ensemble in Bye Bye Birdie, as Wes Warnicker in FOOTLOOSE and Lazar Wolf in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Previous performances include DEARLY DEPARTED, LU ANN HAMPTON LAVERTY OBERLANDER, DAMN YANKEES, TWELVE ANGRY MEN, MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS, THE ODD COUPLE, DEATHTRAP, AND LOST IN YONKERS with The Ennis Public Theatre and MUSIC MAN, WIZARD OF OZ, UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, KISS ME KATE and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with the Waxahachie Community Theatre. Al is a member of the Loan Star Santas Organization and plays Santa throughout the metroplex. With a Ph.D. in School Psychology, he serves students in the Dallas ISD. He wishes to thank his wife Katrina, his kids, Shay, Travis, Trey, Tasha, Rose and Amber, his daughter-in-law Brandy and his grandchildren Alex and Eva for their heartfelt support.
(Louise / Stage Manager)
In her ninth Plaza appearance, JoAnn is happy to be on the Plaza stage, working with some of the best people around. Thanks to everyone for making it a great experience. JoAnn is a former theatre teacher who still spends a good bit of her summers out at Hip Pocket Theatre making magic in the heat. Her latest project is a podcast of the daily Bible readings for First Baptist Cleburne - http://www.fbccleburne.org/read-through-the-bible-audio/
Much love to Bob - always.
JACESON P. BARRUS
(Director / Mr. Willard)
Almost every item of JaceSon's clothing has some sort of paint spilled, spattered or splashed on it, so it's more than appropriate that he's playing the house painter Mr. Willard in Kiss and Tell. He is proud to be appearing on stage with such a fantastic group of actors. As ever he send his love to Tina, Tabi, Parker, Cameron, Eden, Mimi, JJ and the little one on the way.