is both delighted to return to PTC and sad that this will be his final show here as he is moving out of Texas. Clyde has directed ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE for PTC as well as appeared as Freddy in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, Oglethorpe in SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN - HOMECOMING, Man in the Chair in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Zangler in CRAZY FOR YOU, and Dan/Potiphar in JOSEPH.... He will also have a role in Cleburne's Shakespeare in the Park's production of HAMLET. Clyde would like to thank the PTC patrons and community for their constant support during his time here and wishes PTC continued success
This is Luke's 28th production with Plaza Theatre Company. He has appeared on the Plaza stage as Long John Silver in TREASURE ISLAND, Froggy LeSeuer in THE FOREIGNER, Stanley Banks in FATHER OF THE BRIDE, and most recently as Julian Marsh in 42ND STREET and had the pleasure to serve as director for SHREK THE MUSICAL. His Shakespearean background includes directing A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and ROMEO AND JULIET with the Carnegie Players, producer of the Summit Shakespeare Festival in Lake Arrowhead, CA, and multiple duties over four seasons of Shakespeare In The Square in San Bernardino, CA. Participating in an outdoor Shakespeare festival in Cleburne has been something he has wanted to do for the last ten years and he would like to thank JaceSon Barrus for the opportunity. He is the Theatre Arts Director at Alvarado High School and is a co-owner of Dance Across Cleburne with his wife, Rachel.
Kristi is delighted to be back on the PlazaCo stage for a fifth time. Kristi's favorite roles include Shelby in STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Sweetheart in EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR, Jan in PILLOW TALK, Dawn in LOBBY HERO, and Mollie in THE MOUSETRAP. Kristi is excited be honing her puppetry craft on the Plaza stage. She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre Education from Midwestern State University. Kristi would like to thank her students, teachers, and directors for molding her into the person she is today.
Kevin is so incredibly giddy to be back on stage following a 2 year self-imposed exile because of work. He has acted and directed on many stages in the area, but always feels most at home with his Plaza family. Many thanks to this incredible cast and crew for the grand reintroduction to the stage. Thank you most of all to Vanessa and Eli for their incredible support in letting me pursue this passion.
FREDDY MARTINEZ JR.
This is Freddy's second show with Plaza and he is extremely excited to be part of this amazing cast. Past roles include Bill in SURE THING, Injun Joe in THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, Mr. Shu Fu in GOOD WOMAN...SZECHWAN, and Charlie Brown in GOOD MAN...CHARLIE BROWN. He'd like to thank the Clyde for giving a poor college student rides to rehearsals, and to the outstanding Cast, Directors, Production Team, and stage manager.
A recent graduate from Alvarado High School, Jozy is glad to be back at Plaza after just finishing playing in SHREK THE MUSICAL as the mad hatter and other assorited characters. She has enjoyed working with everyone involved at the PlazaCo family.
This is David's 12th show at Plaza and is very excited to be working here again. You remember David and the mean Del Delmonaco in BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO or as the rough Gen. Schmitz in SEUSSICAL or as Prof. Plum in CLUE THE MUSICAL.
Raymond is thrilled to be performing along such a talented and fun group of people as The Ghost. A few years ago, when his wife Stacey was directing It's a Wonderful Life with the Carnegie Players, she needed someone to punch George Bailey in the face and he got a taste of performing in a play. You may also remember him as a loathsome pirate in the Plaza production of Treasure Island. In his past life he had dreams of glory playing bass guitar in a heavy metal band, but now fills his days splicing cable and raising two amazing kids. He is also married to one of the most beautiful, amazing, and talented women in the whole world who is also really fantastic at writing bios.
JACESON P. BARRUS
(Rosencrantz / The Director)
JaceSon has loved every minute of the past 8 years here at PTC. Past favorite roles include Fred/Petruchio in KISS ME KATE, Bob Wallace in WHITE CHRISTMAS and Schroeder in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. His first love is as husband and father and as always he sends love to Tina, Tabitha, Parker, Cameron, Eden, Mimi, JJ and Charlie.
Robert Is thrilled to be back performing with the Plaza Theatre company. He was last seen on this stage in SHREK THE MUSICAL and in The NERD. Other recent productions include A FLEA IN HER EAR, MACBIRD, CAMELOT, KISS ME KATE and NOISES OFF. He has also appeared in film in such productions as PRISON BREAK, ZUGIO AND THE SUNSHINE KIDZ, DEALEY PLAZA, and The GENISIS OF HEALING. When he's not on stage he is toiling over his laptop working on a Novel about Time Travel.
Michael is a recent graduate at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (FWAFA) and is excited to be in his 9th show on the Plaza stage. Some of his previous shows include LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, DEAR RUTH, CAMELOT, RAGTIME, and most recently FATHER OF THE BRIDE; all at Plazaco. Some of Michael's other credits include Kyle in LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL at FWAFA, Joe Stoddard in OUR TOWN at FWAFA, and General Lord Glossop in JEKYLL & HYDE: THE MUSICAL in Casa Mañana's Apprentice Program. "Thanks to all my friends and family for supporting me and always pushing me to do better!"
Al is excited about making his sixth appearance at the Plaza Theatre Company with such an amazingly talented and committed cast. You may remember him as Uncle George in KISS AND TELL, 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. He has also performed several times with the Ennis Public Theatre and 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.
(Bernardo/Player/Dumb Show King)
Nathan is excited to be a part of this first in a lifetime experience (for both himself and the city of Cleburne). He has been an active player in the Plaza Theater Company for three years now, portraying various roles such as Mr. Forbright in CASH ON DELIVERY, Sir Bliant in CAMELOT and Liver Lips Louie in GUYS AND DOLLS. He has also been a part of the production staff as stage manager for 42ND STREET. Nathan would like to thank the producers, director and all those involved for allowing him to be involved with this wonderful classic. Currently, Nathan is looking at breaking into television screenwriting.
Stacey is pleased to mark her 18th Plaza appearance! A theatre and choral nerd, she's been singing and performing for thirty years on various stages: cedar chests, school cafeterias, backyard monkey bars, gymnasiums, football fields, churches, golf courses, auditoriums, showers, and... well, theatres. Favorite roles include Lotty Wilton in ENCHANTED APRIL (for which she received a 2015 Column Award nomination), The Detective in CLUE THE MUSICAL, Jolene in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, Clairee in STEEL MAGNOLIAS, and both Yente and Fruma-Sarah in two different productions of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Most recently, Stacey appeared in PTC's 42ND STREET as sassy show-writer Maggie Jones. Big hugs to LA, ME, JM, JK, and Dizzle (love you guys!).
MELISSA RENÉE DIYER
is ecstatic to be involved in yet another PTC production. This is Mel's first time back on stage at Plaza Theatre Company since WHITE CHRISTMAS in 2013. She has worked at other area theatres including Granbury Theatre Company and most recently at Casa Manana but she is glad to be working with friends once again at Plaza Theatre Company.
(Attendant/Player/Dumb Show Queen)
Ellen is delighted to be involved with her third production at Plaza Theatre Company after a nine month deployment to Afghanistan. She has previously appeared as Joy Gresham in SHADOWLANDS at Vive Les Artes in Killeen, TX. She has also performed at Theatre off the Square in Weatherford, TX as Amadeus in THE TRIAL OF THE BIG BAD WOLF, M'Lynn in STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Phyllis in SYLVIA. Ellen is also known for her work as a Stage Manager at Vive Les Artes for RAGTIME, INTO THE WOODS, I LOVE...CHANGE, TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD, PERFECT WEDDING, FOOTLOOSE, and PROOF.
is delighted to be spending her summer at Plaza. Stefanie has enjoyed Stage Managing CASH OH DELIVERY, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, HELLO DOLLY, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, AIDA, THE MAN WITH THE POINTED TOES,THE SECRET GARDEN and FOOTLOOSE. Stefanie is also a proud recipient of the 2009 Column Award for Best Stage Manager of a Musical-Non Equity. Stefanie holds a Master of Arts from Texas Woman’s University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Harding University. Hugs and kisses to Gigi, Mia, Belle, Lily, Fiona and Monica.
This is Stormy's second production to be involved with at Plaza Theatre Company. She recently played the stage manager Mac in our recent production of 42nd Street. She has also recently performed for Carnegie Players as Catherine in T'was the Night Before Christmas. Stormy is currently the Alvarado Junior High Theatre Director. In the past, she has worked multiple seasons for The Promise in Glen Rose and has her BFA in Theatre from Tarleton State University.