Onora is grateful to be in her first PlazaCo production! You may have seen her previously as Susan in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at the Granbury Opera House, or as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet for The Harvest Moon Festival. Ever since she was a child, Onora has dreamed of being an actress. This unfortunately led to the constant annoyance of her family with musical soundtracks and movie quotes. She would like to thank her supportive friends and family, the director, and last but not least, John Candy for inspiring her comedically.
Nate is thrilled to be back on the Plaza stage to assist in telling this really fun story! He is becoming a bit of a SUPERSTAR here at PTC and hopes to stick around for a while. Nate hopes this delightful cast's performance PUMPS YOU UP. He knows that this is an exciting show and you will want to PARTY ON with the cast, but please be courteous and do not TALK AMONGST YOURSELVES while the show is going on. This show has inspired him and he plans on becoming a motivational speaker that LIVES IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER. Nate would like to remind you as an audience member that YOU LOOK MAHVELOUS and that YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH, YOU ARE SMART ENOUGH, AND DOGGONE IT, PEOPLE LIKE YOU! Shout out to Cessany for being obsessed enough with SNL to write this without much research, and the quality comedy of SNL for supplying these catchphrases."Thanks to my lovely wife, Anna, who is in fact the funniest person I know." Annnnnnnd "LIVE FROM CLEBURNE IT'S (FRIDAY AND) SATURDAY NIGHT!
Jennifer is thrilled to be making her Shakespeare in the Park debut! She was most recently seen at PlazaCo as Charlotte in CINDERELLA. Favorite PlazaCo roles include Miss Honey in MATILDA and Betty Haynes in WHITE CHRISTMAS. Other favorite roles include Paulette in LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, Mayzie la Bird in SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, and Susan in [TITLE OF SHOW]. She is a graduate from Baylor University with a BFA in Theatre Performance. Jennifer is a proud theatre teacher at Smith Middle School here in Cleburne. She would love to thank Kelly for the opportunity to play a Countess…and in Regency attire! Love to her family and Sic ‘Em Bears!
Alvaro is super excited to make his Shakespeare in the Park debut! He has done many shows with Plaza Company, such as Storyteller in TUCK EVERLASTING, Chino in WEST SIDE STORY, and Benjamin in JOSEPH… DREAMCOAT. However, this will be his first play since high school. He wants to thank his parents for their constant love and support (and for letting him borrow their car).
Jacob is ecstatic to make his second appearance at Shakespeare in the Park, having previously played the part of Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet. You may also have recently seen him ovrr at Dudley Hall as the despicable Bill Sikes in OLIVER! as well as SHERWOOD: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRARIE, and SHREK: THE MUSICAL. He would like to thank the director, Kelly Singleton, for allowing him this wonderful opportunity and the entire production staff for their help and support. He would also like to thank his amazing wife and daughter for unconditional love and support, despite many late nights and early mornings at rehearsal.
Stephen loves being in shows in the park! He was last seen as Mercutio in ROMEO AND JULIET. Some of his favorite roles include: Cosmo Brown in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Riff in WEST SIDE STORY, and Lucentio in TAMING OF THE SHREW, where he got to play opposite his wife. After graduating from UTA with a Bachelors in Music Composition and Theory, Stephen is now an elementary music teacher with Fort Worth ISD. He is very grateful to have the time to be apart of the Plaza family. Stephen would also like to thank his family, Church family, friends, and loving savior Jesus Christ for giving him the strength and encouragement to do this show. Special Thank you to my wife, Kelly (thanks for letting me write the music), son Daniel, and soon to be baby girl for letting me tell stories with them on and off the stage.
(Sir Toby Belch)
Luke has been involved in all 6 productions of Cleburne Shakespeare in the park, having appeared as Claudius in HAMLET, Benedict in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and directing the productions of TAMING OF THE SHREW, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, and ROMEO & JULIET. He directed TWELFTH NIGHT and played Malvolio in 1996 with the Lake Arrowhead Performing Arts Company. He has appeared as an actor at Plaza most recently as Sebastian in CINDERELLA. He received the 2019 Column Award for Best Actor in a Play Non Equity for Atticus Finch in Plaza’s production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Notable roles include Long John Silver in TREASURE ISLAND at Plaza and Sweeney Todd in SWEENEY TODD THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at the Granbury Theatre Company. He is the Theatre Arts Director at Alvarado High School. He is a co-owner of Dance Across Cleburne with his wife and co-director Rachel.
ABBY WATSON MARTINEZ
Abby is incredibly excited to be joing this cast in her first ever Shakespearean play. You may have seen her recently as Winnie in ONE FOR THE POT at PlazaCo, or as a Player in KEN LUDWIG'S SHERWOOD: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD.
She would like to thank Kelly Singleton for the amazing opportunity to work with her again, and her husband Freddy for all his support and love.
"You are my Home, Darling."
FREDDY MARTINEZ JR.
(Sir Andrew Aguecheek)
Freddy is exceedingly exceptionally extraordinarily excited to be returning to his 6th production of Shakespeare in the Park in a row. He has just come from playing the Upright Bass in the band for "Always, Patsy Cline" at the Granbury Theatre Company. Prior to that, he directed "One for the Pot" for Plaza Theatre Company.
You will next see him in a production of "Keene: The Musical" where he will play a police officer who stands in the parking lot and gives you a speeding ticket before you enter.
He would like to thank God, his Beautiful wife, and as always, Meryl Streep.
(Fabian / Sailor)
Anna is so excited to be back in the park this summer. This is her second Shakespeare performance, her first being Mustardseed in a Midsummer nights dream. Although you might have most recently seen her in the Buddy Holly story as one of the song birds. Anna would like to thank her Director Kelly for giving her the opportunity to play such a fun role, Her cast mates for making her laugh, and her husband,Nate, for driving us to rehearsal every night.
This is Bee's Plaza premiere! With acting experience at Alvarado High School in multiple productions studying under Luke Hunt we are glad to have Bee here in Twelfth Night.
(Valentine / First Officer / Servant)
Niamh is excited to perform in her first show with Plaza Theater Company. She has recently been seen in UTA Maverick Theater Company production of LOVE AND INFORMATION and BALM IN GILEAD, as well as Granbury Theater Company production of FATHER OF THE BRIDE and THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE. She is a sophomore at UTA majoring in BFA Performance.
“And of course a big thank you to my parents who have always supported me”
This is Brianna's Plaza premiere! While a student at Alvarado High School Brianna has been in multiple productions studying under Luke Hunt. We are glad to have Brianna here in Twelfth Night.
G. AARON SILER
(Captain / Priest)
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.
Kelly is delighted to be back at the park! She has been a part of 25 Plaza shows as a performer, choreographer, and now, director. Favorite roles include Marian in SHERWOOD, Betty Jean in THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, Pinocchio in SHREK, Snoopy in YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, and Anne in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Kelly is a proud Baylor Theatre grad and middle school theatre teacher. Love to my family and friends who support from near and far!
Cessany is thrilled to be back at Plaza for her 27th show! She has stage managed over 60 productions with credits from Plaza, Granbury Theatre Company, Theatre Arlington, FortWorth Opera, and San Diego Opera. Cessany graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a bachelor's 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 my favorite human, Josh, for watching our zoo alone for the last few weeks!"