Josh is unnaturally happy to be back on the Plaza stage! Favorite shows at PTC include TITANIC, FOREVER PLAID, MATILDA, 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 THE ADDAMS FAMILY, HELLO DOLLY, GODSPELL, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and LITTLE WOMEN with Granbury Theatre Co. Josh is the IT and Family Ministry Director, and sings on the praise team at Granbury FUMC. He would like to thank God, his loving wife, and daughter for always believing in him.
(Jovie / Music Director)
Caitlan hopes your time here at Plaza today is sparklejollytwinklejingley! Favorite shows with PTC include PATSY CLINE, TITANIC, MATILDA, THE…WONDERETTES, SMOKEY JOE'S, ADDAMS FAMILY, LITTLE SHOP, BREAKING UP...DO, [TITLE OF SHOW], DROWSY CHAPERONE, BYE BYE BIRDIE, CRAZY FOR YOU, JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT and BEAUTY...BEAST. Other favorites include ADDAMS FAMILY, WONDERETTES: DREAM ON, SHREK, JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT, HELLO DOLLY, THE…WONDERETTES, MEET...ST. LOUIS, GODSPELL, LITTLE WOMEN and DECADES OF DIVAS with Granbury Theatre Co. Music directing credits: SMOKE…MOUNTAIN, TITANIC, FROZEN KIDS, BREAKING UP…DO, FOREVER PLAID, MATILDA, FREAKY FRIDAY, JUNGLE BOOK, NEWSIES, and IN THE HEIGHTS, all for PTC. Caitlan graduated from TCU. She teaches theatre at Acton Middle School and sings on the praise team at Granbury FUMC. She is beyond blessed by the opportunity to share the stage with her wonderful husband and beautiful daughter!
Courtney’s is thrilled to be back on stage with this amazing cast after a rough two years for everyone. Theater is back y’all! Previous Plaza Theatre Company roles include Fiona in SHREK where she earned a Best Actress Column Award, Amneris in the award winning best musical AIDA, and Millie in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLE. Other region characters she has loved over the years are Lucy in JEKYLL AND HYDE GLCT, Susan in tick, tick…BOOM! Uptown Players, Shimmy Girl in SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE WaterTower Theatre, and Maureen in RENT at Theatre Arlington. Her favorite role in life is that of Mom to her babies Scarlett and Simon, as well as the unconditional love and support from her husband Steven and the rest of the fam. “ I couldn’t do any of this without you. You know who you are“.
STAN GRANER (Walter Hobbs) Stan is pleased to return to the Plaza stage after having recently played Captain E. J. Smith in TITANIC. Theaters worked at include WaterTower Theatre (A RAISIN IN THE SUN, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, OUR TOWN), Theatre Three (COMPANY, FOXFIRE, CAROLINE OR CHANGE), Uptown Players (BENT, THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA), Casa Mañana (CAMELOT, KISS ME KATE, MAN OF LA MANCHA), Lyric Stage (NEWSIES, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, THE PAJAMA GAME), Stage West (CANTERBURY TALES, SONGWRITER), Circle Theatre (BECKY’S NEW CAR, THE COUNTESS), The Classics Theatre Project (THE CHERRY ORCHARD, SUMMER AND SMOKE), Amphibian Stage Productions (HERSHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS), Garland Summer Musicals (THE MUSIC MAN, CRAZY FOR YOU), Stolen Shakespeare Guild (THE MUSIC MAN, INTO THE WOODS, BLITHE SPIRIT, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD), Artisan Center Theater (MY FAIR LADY, ANNIE, BRIGADOON), and Kitchen Dog Theater (THE JUNIPER TREE). Stan is a recipient of a D
has been active for many years throughout the DFW area as an actor, opera singer, and music director, but some of her favorite performances have been right here on the Plaza stage. You may remember her as Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Marian in THE MUSIC MAN, Betty in WHITE CHRISTMAS, and the title role in MARY POPPINS. She is also very proud of her work as music director for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, for which she won a Column Award. Other favorite roles include Baker’s Wife in INTO THE WOODS, Mabel in PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Guenevere in CAMELOT, Amalia in SHE LOVES ME, and Luisa in ZORRO THE MUSICAL. Most recently, Meredith was privileged to create the role of Delia in the premiere of the children’s opera, STONE SOUP with the Fort Worth Opera. Much love to Tyson, her husband of 25 years!
Kian is excited to be making his acting debut on the Plaza Co. stage. He asked his parents to try out with Plaza after seeing Plaza's production of "FROZEN JR." He enjoys soccer, horseback riding, building Legos, spending time with family and traveling in his spare time. He continues the acting legacy of his great-grandfather Efrain Berrios who played "Pan Doblao" a comedic character in TV productions and directed shows as well in Puerto Rico. Kian has also been casted to play the role of Sebastian for the upcoming Plaza Co. "LITTLE MERMAID JR" production in the Spring. He would like to say thanks to his family and friends for their continual support, especially to his parents for encouraging him to explore this newfound love for performing arts. "Thanks for coming to see the show!"
Patrick’s credits include Young Clyde in BONNIE AND CLYDE at Casa Manana, Nigel in MATILDA at Plaza Theatre Co, Tiny Tim in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Dallas Theater Center, Mayor in THE WIZARD OF OZ at Casa Manana, Winthrop in THE MUSIC MAN at Plaza Theatre Co, and NEWSIES at Lyric Stage. Patrick also loves to rock the electric guitar with the School of Rock!
Takara is very excited to be doing another show at Plaza Theatre company. You may have seen her in Bonnie and Clyde as Trish at Casa Manana, Alice in Big River at Granbury Theatre Company and in Little Shop at Ennis Theatre. Her next show is going to be in Sister Act at Theatre Arlington. Other than performing Takara is also an activist in her community and on her social platforms. Takara not only wants to be heard on stage but in the real world. Takara thanks her parents and little brother Tim for supporting her in everything she does. She loves with everything she has.
Ivan is thrilled to be back on the Plaza stage! Pervious Plaza credits include ALTOGETHER NOW and Miss Trunchbull/Mr. Wormwood in MATILDA. Other local credits include: Stepmother in CINDERELLA…CRYSTAL SLIPPER, Lady Bracknell in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Oberon in MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, and more! Ivan would like to thank the cast, crew, and production team for making this experience so enjoyable, and his family for all that they do for him! Good show!
(Mr. Greenway, Fake Santa)
Jay is delighted to be onstage once again after a Covid hiatus. He has recently directed several shows for Cleburne and Granbury theaters including BIG RIVER, TITANIC and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Favorite performance roles include JD Drew in HANDS ON A HARDBODY; Thenardier, LES MISERABLES; Prof. Callahan, LEGALLY BLONDE; Tevye, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; Rev. Moore, FOOTLOOSE; Horace VanderGelder, HELLO DOLLY; Daddy Warbucks, ANNIE; and Ben Franklin, 1776. Jay is a retired educator and granddad to Lor, Lou, Liv and Gus. Kisses, a dozen roses and a standing ovation for his supporting wife, both onstage and off, Shauna. Jay wants to especially thank his theatre family for the many prayers and blood donations on his behalf during this past year. “Bring a life back to power. Make blood donation your responsibility.”
Bud is pleased to be ho-ho-hoing as Santa Claus in ELF, THE MUSICAL. Bud has been on the Plaza stage as FDR in ANNIE, the barbershop-singing Olin Britt in THE MUSIC MAN, Doc in WEST SIDE STORY, Jacob in JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT, and recently as Mr. Laurence in the musical LITTLE WOMEN. Bud has also appeared across town with the Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players in THE FOREIGNER, THE HOMECOMING, and in this summer's productions of FARCE OF HABIT and DEARLY BELOED. Long time local television news viewers will remember Bud from his 37-years as an on-camera reporter for Fox 4 News and CBS 11 News. And he can occasionally still be seen on TV in reruns of WALKER, TEXAS RANGER and THE FORENSIC FILES. When not rehearsing he's the full time mentor to canine buddies Rascal and Boo, who he'd like to thank for being "Good Dogs" so he can perform in PlazaCo's wonderful shows.
(Matthews, North Pole Elf)
(Chadwick, North Pole Elf)
Cessany is thrilled to be back at Plaza for her 24th show! She has stage managed over 60 productions with credits from Plaza, Granbury Theatre Company, Theatre Arlington, Fort Worth Opera, and San Diego Opera. While Cessany’s typical role is behind the scenes, she is excited to share the stage with her husband and the rest of this talented cast. Cessany graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a bachelors in theatre and did some continuing education at TCU. Some of her favorite roles include Anytime Annie in 42ND STREET at PlazaCo, Crystal in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Granbury Theatre Company, and the Shoemakers Elf in SHREK at PlazaCo. “Thank you to all of our pets for not destroying the house and dealing with wonky schedules!”
(Souvlaki Vendor, Policeman #1, David Lambert)
Destry is so excited to be in his first ever Plaza Theatre production. Additionally, he is thrilled to be taking the stage with his son, Carson Clay. "Thanks to my family for all their support and encouragement."
(Ted, Policeman #2)
Carson is so excited to be in Elf the Musical here with Plaza Theatre Company! He is a senior at Alvarado High School. Some shows he’s recently been in are Motel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR. with Plaza Senior Company, Bellboy in TITANIC THE MUSICAL at Plaza Theatre Company, Mr. Fulton in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 at Plaza Main Street, Billy Bobby-Cop/Mr. Trotter in JAMES...GIANT PEACH JR. with Plaza Senior Company, and Robert in PROOF at Alvarado High School. Some shows he will be in next are Anastasia the Musical as Dmitry at Alvarado High School and A Charlie Brown Christmas as Schroeder with Plaza Jr. He would like to thank his parents for giving him gas money so he can drive to rehearsals! " I would like to thank my friends and family for all of the support they have given me through out this busy semester!"
(Sara, Saleswoman, Elf)
Joley is thrilled to perform on the Plaza stage for the first time. She has most recently been seen on stage for her performance as a “big kid” in MATILDA at The Firehouse Theatre, Annelle in STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Magnificent Theatre Company, and Bet in OLIVER! at Mainstage Classic Theatre. She gives thanks to the cast, crew, and her family/friends for their support. She hopes you walk out of the theatre with a warm heart and a night full of laughter and joy. All glory to God!
(North Pole Elf, Charloette, Waitress)
(Tiara North Pole Elf)
(North Pole Elf, et al)
Caelin is so excited to be back on stage here at Dudley Hall for her third Plaza Theatre Company show. Recently you may have seen Caelin as Amy March in LITTLE WOMEN or Deorwynn in SHERWOOD THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD at Plaza, but some of her favorite past productions and roles have been Anna in FROZEN JR, as the Mad Hatter in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, in the SOUND OF MUSIC, and as an actress and assistant director in VIRTUAL ISOLATION, a devised play about the quarantine experience. Caelin is currently a Triple Threat student at Casa Mañana, a dancer at RISE Performing Arts Center, and a vocal student under Melinda Imthurn.
(North Pole Elf, et al)
Kylie is a big fan of the movie, Elf and is excited to perform the musical version live on the stage! Kylie recently concluded the role of Pollyanna in POLYANNA at Plaza Theatre Company and has also performed the roles of Matilda in MATILDA THE MUSICAL and Carrie Ingalls in LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, both at PlazaCo. Some of her favorite roles include Junie B Jones in JUNIE B JONES JR. at Theatre Arlington as well as Susan Waverly in WHITE CHRISTMAS, Young Elsa in FROZEN JR, and the Ghost of Christmas Past in CHRISTMAS CAROL, all at PlazaCo. Kylie is active in Show Choir as well as Varsity Choir at her school and is currently preparing to attend the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, GA with the Senior Company from Plaza Academy. Kylie would like to thank Aaron for giving her the opportunity to perform in such a fun show with a great cast as well as all her family and friends for their support.
(Charlie North Pole Elf, Sam)
Gavin is so excited to be in his 12th show on the mainstage at Plaza, Elf The Musical! His previous roles include, but are not exclusive to: Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird, Bill in Cheaper by the Dozen, Bruce in Matilda, Hugo in Tuck Everlasting. Gavin also performs at Granbury Theatre Company with previous roles being Pugsley Addams in The Addams Family and Dick/Young Fool in Big River. Gavin would like to thank his parents, Darren and Leslie Clark, for driving him to rehearsals and for constantly supporting him in what he does. Gavin would also like to thank his director, Aaron Siler, for casting him in this fun and entertaining show! And a special thanks to his friends in the cast Carson Clay, Takara Bailey, Kaitlyn Coggin, Kylie Kimball and Miranda Barrus! “We the best music!” - DJ Khaled
(North Pole Elf, Emma Van Brocklin, et al)
Shauna is happy to be representing the grannies of the world. Mrs. Claus is a dream role and she appreciates the opportunity given to her by the producers. You may recognize her from previous roles such as Louise in ALWAYS PATSY CLINE and Ouiser in STEEL MAGNOLIAS. She loves sharing the stage with her husband of 39 years, Jay. He does not smell like sausage and cheese! They would both like to thank everyone for prayers and support provided during their Covid experience. The only thing they are suffering from now is pandemic pounds! They would like to remind everyone about the lifesaving opportunity given by Carter Blood. Donating blood makes you a hero to someone! Shauna and Jay are still singing and dancing because of it. Sending hugs to our children and grandchildren John, Ashley, Emma, Dalton, Lor, Lou, Liv, and Law!
(Video Game Boy)
Jaidan is 12 years old and loves to draw, write, read and sing. He is the oldest of his 3 siblings and enjoys his days being homeschooled so he can work at his own pace. It allows him time to focus on the things he really loves doing, which is rapping, creating music, creating drawing videos for YouTube and doing gymnastics. When he grows up, he wants to create hip hop music and be a performer.
Jaidan's first play was this past summer where he was Kristoff in FROZEN Jr. He is also currently rehearsing for another play, LITTLE MERMAID Jr. where he will play Prince Eric.
He hopes to perform in future plays as he gets more experience on the stage.
"I thank my friends Patrick, Kylie, and Kian for making it a more fun experience."
Aria is happy to help spread Christmas cheer on the Plaza stage! Previously, Aria was in Plaza’s TITANIC and ANNIE. She was also in HELLO DOLLY with Granbury Theatre Co. Aria was also a featured dancer in ALADDIN JR. with Second StarTheatre Co. This will be her fourth year to take ballet, tap, and hip hop. “I love my family.”
G. AARON SILER
Aaron is one of the four founding producers of Plaza Theatre Company and has performed in many different shows here such as Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Uncle Fester in THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Nicely Nicely Johnson in GUYS AND DOLLS, Horton in SEUSSICAL, Charlie Brown in GOOD MAN...CHARLIE BROWN, Buffalo Bill in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and many more. Aaron has also won multiple DFW area Column Awards including Best Actor in a Musical (as Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and as Edna in HAIRSPRAY), Multiple Best Director awards (RAGTIME-co-directed with his wife Milette Siler, INTO THE WOODS, TREASURE ISLAND), Best Scenic Design, Best Sound Design awards and the Rudy Seppy Volunteer Award. Aaron is a proud father of three wonderful kids and husband to Milette Siler.
Eden could not be more thrilled to be back choreographing since the Covid-19 shutdown! Favorite choreography credits include, SEVEN BRIDES…BROTHERS at Granbury Theater Company, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT, FREAKY FRIDAY and Column Award winning NEWSIES, and AIDA all here at PlazaCo. She has also been a featured dancer in two iTheatrics choreography dvds which filmed in NYC. Eden would like to send thanks to her amazing assistant choreographer Josh for bringing such creative and fun ideas to this process, and to her sister Tabitha for teaching her everything she knows about choreographing! IG: Edenbarrus
(Intimacy Director / Fight Director)
Carlo J. Aceytuno is originally from Los Angeles, CA, but now lives in Dallas, TX, where he is a local fight director and action choreographer. He has studied both Martial Arts and Stage Combat for over 20 years. A video game/comic book-loving nerd and father of three, Carlo is co-founder of the stage combat organization SCDallas, LLC. He has been recognized by the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) as an Advanced Actor Combatant and as proficient in Theatrical Firearms Safety. Carlo is also an Intimacy Director and Consent Educator who has trained with Intimacy Directors International and Intimacy Directors and Coordinators (idcprofessionals.com). His range of work has been seen on The History Channel, the Hollywood Bowl, the House of Blues, Winspear Opera House, and more. Carlo is happy to once again work with PlazaCo and all the talented professionals therein.