Is so ecstatic and honored to be a part of his first Plaza Co. show with this amazing cast!! Chase is so grateful to be welcomed into the Plaza family, and thankful that he was welcomed with opened arms. Chase is a childrens acting teacher for Gateway Performing Arts in Southlake, and has appeared in film, television, and theatre in the area. Previous credits include: Tony in WEST SIDE STORY, Will Parker in OKLAHOMA, Willard Hewitt in FOOTLOOSE, Chase Adams in the original production of CHASING LIGHTS, Motel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Disciple in GODSPELL, and much more. Special thanks to his family, friends, and the whole team here at Plaza Co. for believing in him! “ Soli Deo Gloria”
Caitlan is grateful for the opportunity to reprise one of her favorite roles with an amazing cast! Favorite shows at PTC include The MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, LITTLE SHOP, BREAKING UP...DO, [TITLE OF SHOW], THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, BYE BYE BIRDIE, CRAZY FOR YOU, JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT and BEAUTY...BEAST. Other favorites include WONDERETTES: DREAM ON, SHREK, JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT, HELLO DOLLY, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, GODSPELL and LITTLE WOMEN with Granbury Theatre Co. Recently she also added music director to her resume, directing Plaza’s IN THE HEIGHTS and NEWSIES. Caitlan graduated from TCU and teaches theatre at Granbury Middle School. She is beyond blessed by the opportunity to share the stage with her talented cowboy!
Emily cannot wait for you to see this show! You may have previously seen her as Ursula in THE LITTLE MERMAID, Missy in THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, Congregant in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Tracy Turnblad in HAIRSPRAY, Lucy in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, or as Martha in THE SECRET GARDEN. She has also played with Granbury Theatre Company in HANDS ON A HARDBODY as Norma, JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT as A Narrator, OLIVER! as Nancy, 9 TO 5 as Judy, and SHREK as the Dragon. "Do it with passion or not at all!"
Bud wants to express his gratitude to the production team for including him in his fourth PlazaCo musical, having performed as FDR in ANNIE, the barbershop singing Olin Britt in THE MUSIC MAN, and Doc in WEST SIDE STORY. His resume' in outside productions include playing Froggy in THE FOREIGNER, Ike Godsy in THE HOMECOMING, and Jud Fry in OKLAHOMA! Sharp-eyed observers will recognize Bud from his 37 years as an on-camera television reporter for both Fox 4 News and CBS 11 News. Bud is happy in this new calling and wants to thank his wife for encouraging him to be part of Cleburne's community theater scene.
JACESON P. BARRUS
With this show, JaceSon gets the pleasure of playing in a production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT for the 7th time in his career. He first played the show when he was a 16 year old High School student and now that he is... older than 16... he is at it again - this time as the oldest of the brothers, Reuben. Of course JaceSon is a Plaza veteran having appeared on these boards in over 75 different productions (Whew, that's a lot of shows). Among his favorites are as Will Rogers in THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, as Harold Hill in THE MUSIC MAN and as Pap Fin in BIG RIVER. He is a proud family man who has been married to the lovely Tina for over 26 years and together they are the parents of 7 great kids - Tabitha, Parker, Cameron, Eden, Mimi, JJ and Chaleston, the parents-in-law to one great son-in-law - Saul. And delighted grandparents of the lovely Gemma Violet. In his spare time JaceSon adores watching classic movies and studying all sorts of historical trivia.
Matt's previous Plaza appearances include ZORRO, HAIRSPRAY, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, THE LITTLE MERMAID, MARY POPPINS, HEAVEN CAN WAIT, and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Matt was born and raised in Cleburne but moved away to attend Harvard University where he completed a degree in Computer Science. He performed regularly at several professional and community theatres in the Boston, Seattle, and New York City areas. He spent 9 years as a hedge fund trader outside of New York before moving back to Cleburne in 2015 to join the family business.
Josh is grateful for the opportunity to bring Levi to life once again on the Plaza stage! Favorite shows at PTC include SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, LITTLE SHOP…, BREAKING UP…, BYE, BYE BIRDIE, a quick step-in run as a gangster in DROWSY CHAPERONE, ANNIE, CRAZY FOR YOU and JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT. Other favorites include HELLO DOLLY, GODSPELL, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and LITTLE WOMEN with Granbury Theatre Co. Josh would like to thank God, his loving wife, and daughter for always believing in him.
Brandon is honored to be a part of this amazing production. This is his 2nd performance at Plaza Theatre at Dudley Hall and he could not be more excited and dedicated. When he isn’t acting, Brandon is teaching drum lessons at Flam Tap Studio, teaching his four wonderful children Braedon, Ramsey, Kaemon, and Mariah, and serving Our Lord. While Brandon enjoys his new found talent, his all time favorite role is being a U.S. Marine. The honor, dedication, and discipline learned there is carried over in every aspect of his life!
Gabriel is a homeschooled senior who attends Plaza Academy and Travis Academy of Fine Arts. His favorite roles have been Kevin in IN THE HEIGHTS with Plaza Academy, and Anxious in WEST SIDE STORY and Scab in NEWSIES, both with Plaza Theatre Co. In his spare time, Gabriel enjoys playing guitar and spending time with family and his girlfriend, Lena. Gabriel is enjoying his first show with Jodie & Soni Barrus, and would like to thank them for the awesome opportunity to help tell this amazing story! Enjoy the show!
Rodney is so excited to be back on the Plaza stage with JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT! Previous roles with Plaza Theatre Company include Boo Radley in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Gladhand in WEST SIDE STORY, Drake in ANNIE and Mr. Pinky in HAIRSPRAY. Rodney would like to thank his directors and Plaza producers for this amazing, exciting and challenging experience. He would also like to thank his parents, sisters, brother in laws and nieces and nephew for all of their love and for coming to all of his shows, Gabe for being the best double in the world, Bentleigh for being super cool, Armani and Alicia Silverstone!
KYLE CHRISTOPHER WEST
Kyle is best known to DFW as the Senior Editor for BroadwayWorld.com and returns to the stage after a long hiatus. Favorite regional stage roles include Ren in FOOTLOOSE, Action in WEST SIDE STORY, Lefou in BEAUTY & THE BEAST, Eugene in GREASE and Judas in GODSPELL. Kyle has been seen in commercials for American Eagle, Sony, American Airlines, the marketing campaign for Broadway’s DEAR EVAN HANSEN and on TV in All My Children. As a director and choreographer, Kyle has produced dozens of musicals across the county and has received the AriZoni Award, MET Award, and BroadwayWorld Award, among others. "Love and thanks to Jared, #MiniMi and the SoloShoe Communications team!"
Ethan is so excited to do this show again! JOSEPH is the first show Ethan ever did during the 2016 Plaza Summer camp, where he played a long boarding Ishmaelite. 2 1/2 years later he can't wait to be one of the brothers. Ethan has also appeared as Indio in WEST SIDE STORY and IQ in HAIRSPRAY both at Plaza, he also appeared as a dancer in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Granbury Theatre Company. Ethan also frequents Plaza's Junior theatre playing roles like Alex the Lion in MADAGASCAR and Mufasa in LION KING. "Thanks for forcing me to do the camp 2 years ago mom, it really changed my life."
Nolan is ecstatic to be performing in his 22nd plaza production. He is 19-years-old and enjoys dancing, singing, and acting more than anything. Some of his favorite roles on the Plaza stage have been Jehan in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Ephriam in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, and Bernardo in WEST SIDE STORY. His other favorite roles have been Romeo in ROMEO & JULIET with Texas Theatre for Young People, and Mr. Darcy in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: THE MUSICAL at TAFA. He has recently won his very first Column Award for his performance as Bernardo in WSS at PTC. He would like to thank Soni and Jodie Barrus for this incredible opportunity and to his friends and family for all of their love and support. “Saúl, please stop turning off the genie while we are working in it.” - The Shop Boys
Sam is so thrilled to be cast in another wonderful production at Plaza! In the past he’s enjoyed roles such as Flotsam (and Jetsam) in THE LITTLE MERMAID, Joseph in JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT, ensemble in HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, and Dennis in ALL SHOOK UP. Sam has a passion for art and is working on his associate's degree at Hill College and plans on attending LCU for a Bachelors in Graphic Design. He would like to thank his friends, family, Rylee and his two sons Comet and Leo for all their love and support.
Landon Denman is so thrilled to be returning to the Plaza stage for his fifth Main Stage Show. Landon most recently appeared in NEWSIES as a Newsie. He has also appeared as Dance Core in THE MUSIC MAN, Young Ebenezer in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and Arab in WEST SIDE STORY. He has also starred in several Plaza Junior shows, such as MADAGASCAR JR A MUSICAL ADVENTURE as Melman, and the Dodo Bird in ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Landon is so thankful for the opportunity to once again appear on the stage and he would like to thank his family for the opportunity to pursue his passion and the directors for giving him a chance to be in such a fantastic show.
Alvaro is ecstatic to be on the Dudley Hall Stage one last time before leaving for Haverford College! He is a currently senior at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, where he studies musical theatre. Previous credits include Romeo in NEWSIES, Chino in WEST SIDE STORY, and Sonny in IN THE HEIGHTS. Lastly, Alvaro would like to thank the Plaza family for being so welcoming and loving.
David is ecstatic to be returning to the Plaza stage and choreograph one of his all-time favorite shows! A homeschooled junior, he studies dance with Margo Dean Ballet Studio, Gracey Tune, Plaza Academy and Shannah Rae Vocal Studio. Previous credits include Henry/Dance Captain in the award-winning NEWSIES! at Lyric Stage, Benjamin in JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT at Casa Mañana, Race/Asst. Choreographer in NEWSIES!, Prince Eric in THE LITTLE MERMAID, Riff in WEST SIDE STORY, Tommy Djilas in THE MUSIC MAN, Huckleberry Finn in BIG RIVER, and Gideon in SEVEN...BROTHERS with Plaza Theatre Company, and Dance Corps in shows at Granbury Theatre Company and Firehouse Theater. Recently, David won the Ben Brettell Award at The Column Awards with his twin/co-choreographer, Eden. He has also been a featured dancer in six of iTheatrics Choreography DVDs. David dedicates his performance to his brother Caleb. “Shoutout to Eden, Nicole and Kyle!! This show wouldn’t be what it is without y’all!”
Bentleigh is delighted to be returning to the Plaza stage after appearing in last years THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and the proud theatre teacher at McLean Middle School in Fort Worth. She has previously appeared onstage in the column award winning production of INTO THE WOODS (Stepmother/Assistant Director), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Christmas Past), YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Frau Blucher), & FOOTLOOSE(Vi Moore). Bentleigh would like to thank her family, mom, Braiden, Rodney, her fiancée Ryan, Bernie, & Beyoncé.
(Reuben's Wife )
Bryana is extremely excited to be in this production of JOSEPH. Fun fact, the first musical Bryana was ever in was JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT her freshman year of high school, so revisiting this show holds a special place in her heart. Bryana was most recently seen in two original shows in Alabama and is happy to be back in the DFW area to continue performing here. Bryana would like to thank her husband and her mom for always supporting her dreams and pushing her to keep moving forward with her passion for theater even when things have been tough. Bryana feels so blessed to be apart of this process here at Plaza and hopes that the hard work and fun that the cast has put into this show shines through in the performances! "It was only in the theatre that I truly lived." - Oscar Wilde
McKenna is very excited to be a part of JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT! Her most recent roles have been Helen Robinson in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD here at PTC, Lorraine in ALL SHOOK UP with CLEBURNE CARNEGIE PLAYERS, Martha in SPRING AWAKENING with OHLOOK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, Alice in BIG RIVER, Anita in WEST SIDE STORY and Paulette in LEGALLY BLONDE. Along with her passion for theatre, McKenna is also a makeup artist and wig stylists. Her most recent work was seen in JOSEPH....DREAMCOAT and EVITA at CASA MANANA, THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME here at Plaza Theatre Company!
Alina is so excited that she finally has the chance to perform one of her dream shows and with such an amazing cast. She is a Senior at Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts where she has been attending for ten years and has been studying her passion for theater. Previous show: Timon in THE LION KING JR, Consuela in WEST SIDE STORY, Gladys Gutzman in JUNIE B JONES JR, Dance Corp in THE MUSIC MAN, Gypsy in ZORRO, Sylvia in ALL SHOOK UP, Dynamite in HAIRSPRAY, Buffy in STARLIGHT EXPRESS, Hannigan in ANNIE, Jetsam in THE LITTLE MERMAID, Cowardly Lion in THE WIZARD OF OZ and many more. She loves to do theater and wouldn't want to do anything else with her life. She recently went New York to be in ITheatrics Choreography DVDs where she was a dancer for NICE WORK..... and played the role of Roxie in CHICAGO! Alina would also like to thank her wonderful mother for always supporting her, and her fabulous sisters and personal stylists Keshia and Saskia.
Emily is thrilled to be a part of this amazing production as her fifth show at Plaza Theatre Company!
She is a part time Elementary Pastor in Burleson with a major passion for theatre. Her most recent roles include Mrs. Squires in THE MUSIC MAN and Head Maid/Sailor/Sea Creature in THE LITTLE MERMAID here at Plaza. Emily is very excited to perform one of her favorite shows again with such a wonderful cast. She would like to thank her friends and family for their constant support and encouragement. She wouldn’t be able to do this without them.
Jessica is thrilled to be appearing in her third Plaza show! You may have seen her on the Plaza stage as Tracy Turnblad in HAIRSPRAY, for which she received a Column Award nomination for Best Leading Actress, or the Majestic Jellyfish/Chef in THE LITTLE MERMAID this past year! Other credits include Ado Annie in OKLAHOMA, Jo March in LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL, and Lucinda in INTO THE WOODS. Jessica earned a BFA in Theatre Performance and Child & Family Studies at Baylor University. She then went on to work for The Walt Disney World Resort as a "Fairy Godmother in Training"! She would like to thank her family, friends, her dog (Minnie), fellow cast members, the Plaza production team, and the Lord for this opportunity. Always remember to believe in yourself and in your dreams, for "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them," -Walt Disney. Psalm 28:7.
MEGAN A. LILES
(Mrs. Potiphar/Levi's Wife)
Megan is so pumped to finally be performing in her very first production of JOSEPH!! She was most recently seen on the Dudley stage as a Bowery Beauty in NEWSIES. Some of her favorite Plaza roles are: Florika in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Anita in WEST SIDE STORY (Column Award Best Supporting Actress Nominee), and Nikki Crandall/Helsa Wenzel in THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940. Some of her other favorite past roles are: Morticia Addams in THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Column Award Best Actress Nominee), Sarah Brown in GUYS AND DOLLS, and The Emcee in CABARET. Many thanks to Soni and Jodie for the opportunity to be a part of this fantastic show, and to the cast for being such lovable little bugs. “It's coming into sight, as the days keep turning into night, and even breathing feels all right.” For Brandon <3
Jennifer is very excited to be making her Plaza Debut with this amazing JOSPEH...DREAMCOAT cast!
She has recently moved back into the area from Chicago, IL where she performed the roles of Mayzie la Bird in SUESSICAL THE MUSICAL with Windy City Music Theatre and Moth in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at The Greenhouse Theatre Center. Other favorite roles include Serena in LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, the Narrator in INTO THE WOODS, Susan in [TITLE OF SHOW], and Linda in EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL. She would love to thank Soni and Jodie for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing show. Love to her family and Sic ‘Em Bears!
(Asher's Wife/Co-Choreographer )
Eden had her heart set on choreographing JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT the minute Plaza announced the title last spring. She is thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with her partner in crime, David Midkiff and to be working along side Soni, Jodie and the rest of the amazing production team. Past roles include, Amyrillis in THE MUSIC MAN at Lyric Stage, Mary Lennox in THE SECRET GARDEN at Granbury Theatre Company, Ariel in THE LITTLE MERMAID and Teen Anne Shirley in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES here at PlazaCo. Eden also filmed two iTheatrics Broadway Junior choreography DVDs, CHILDREN OF EDEN, Jr. and 42ND STREET, Jr. in NYC. She would like to send love to her family and friends for the constant love and guidance they provide.
(Asher's Wife/Dance Captain/Assistant Choreographer)
Nicole Carrano is thrilled to be apart of the Plaza team for the first time! Originally from CT, Nicole has performed and choreographed in the last three years for theaters across DFW, including OhLook Performing Arts Center, The Firehouse Theatre, Granbury Theatre Company, Theatre Arlington and Rockwall Summer Musicals. Nicole has recently had choreography from her YouTube channel, DanceByFire featured on the Greatest Showman and Hamilton social media pages. Favorite roles include Janet in ROCKY HORROR and Lt. Jo Galloway in A FEW GOOD MEN. Nicole is thankful every day to be apart of the DFW theatre community. She dedicates her performance to the Estonian Lucielle Ball, Heli Vaher.
Rylee is so thrilled to be in another Plaza production. In the past she’s enjoyed roles such as Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Ernestine in CHEAPER...DOZEN, Rafiki in LION KING JR, Lorraine in ALL SHOOK UP, Shelley in HAIRSPRAY, Teen Anne in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, Jane in MARY POPPINS, and Narrator in JOSEPH....DREAM COAT. She gives thanks to her family and friends for giving her car rides to rehearsal. Also lots of love to her ferrets (Comet and Leo), as well as Sam for all the love and support they’ve given her. She dedicates her performance and everything she accomplishes in life to her mom, “There are no goodbyes, wherever you go, you’ll always be a part of me.”
Hannah is so grateful for the opportunity to perform in one of her favorite shows of all time! Previous roles include: Bowery Beauty in NEWSIES! THE MUSICAL, Abuela Claudia in IN THE HEIGHTS, Lois is WEST SIDE STORY, Camille in JUNIE B. JONES JR, Sylvia/Dance Corps in ALL SHOOK UP, And Narrator in JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT. Hannah is a senior at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts where she studies her passion of theatre and musical theatre. She is has just finished serving as a 2018 Texas State Thespian Officer, where she was an advocate for educational theatre within the state. Hannah would like to thank Soni and Jodi for this amazing opportunity to grow, along with her family for their constant support and gas money. Enjoy the show and let’s GO GO GO JO!
Madison is so thrilled to be working on this production! She is currently a junior at Texas Christian University where she is majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Arts Administration. Madison's favorite past roles include Annelle and Shelby in STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Narrator in JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT, and Diana Berry in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. She has found a new interest in stage managing and has had the pleasure of being the stage manager for multiple Plaza productions. Madison loves baking, thrift shopping, and lifeguarding. She gives a huge thank you to everyone who worked on this show, her parents, and her sweetheart, Cameron.
Lena is so excited to be a part of this awesome show! She has also been on stage as dance corps in MARY POPPINS, Shelly in HAIRSPRAY, Teresita in WEST SIDE STORY, Atina in THE LITTLE MERMAID, and Boots in NEWSIES all at PlazaCo. She always loves being a part of Plaza Academy's Summer Camps where she's been in the dance corps for WEST SIDE STORY, JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT, ALL SHOOK UP, and Carla in IN THE HEIGHTS. She would like to thank Soni and Jodie for giving her the opportunity to apart of this wonderful show, and to her cast mates for all of their hard work!
JODIE BARRUS & SONI BARRUS
Think Fiddler, Sound, Father, King, Wizard, Heaven, Beast, Annie, Mermaid, twice, Music, and Joseph and you have the key words of the productions Soni and Jodie have directed since joining Plaza Theatre Company in 2011. That's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, FATHER OF THE BRIDE, THE KING AND I, THE WIZARD OF OZ, HEAVEN CAN WAIT, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ANNIE, THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE MUSIC MAN, and now JOSEPH.....DREAMCOAT. They have also directed ALL SHOOK UP and SECRET GARDEN at the Granbury Theatre Company.
Soni has musically directed all of the productions that she and Jodie have directed both at Plaza and Granbury, along with musically directing several additional productions at Plaza.
Lindsay is excited to be working on her 18th production at PlazaCo. She is thrilled to be stage managing JOSEPH......DREAMCOAT for a second time. Lindsay has stage managed many shows around the D/FW area, with some of her favorites being HUNCHBACK, HAIRSPRAY, RAGTIME, WEST SIDE STORY, MAN OF LAMANCHA, THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT, and BIG RIVER. Lindsay is a multiple COLUMN AWARD Winner and is also on the Board of Directors for THE COLUMN AWARDS. In her ever-shrinking free time she can be found at the ballpark watching her Texas Rangers. "Thank you Soni and Jodie for letting me be part of JOSEPH, and a special thanks to William, Chloe and Zoe for continuing to encourage my love of theater."