Theatre majors land summer roles
Idaho Summer Rep has cast seven ACU theatre majors in pivitol roles in their summer season of "Seussical," "All Shook Up" and "Lend Me a Tenor": Jenavene Hester (Gertrude, Natalie, Maggie), Erick Carter (Wickersham Brother, Dancer), Seth Bazacas (Cat in the Hat), Jeremy Varner, J Mendl (Dennis, Wickersham Brother), Michelle Alexander (Sour Kangaroo, Sylvia) and Alyssa Vidos.
Peter Hargrave is working at Theatre West Virginia as a full-time company member. He is the lead character in "Hatfield and McCoys" and has supporting roles in "Honey in the Rock," "Seussical" and "High School Musical."
These students are performing in the Abilene Shakespeare Festival's production of "Henry IV Part One": Eric Hampton (Prince Henry), Joseph Clingan (Hotspur), Dom Huynh (Sir Walter Blunt), Grant Scott (Earl of Westmoreland), Melanie Godsey (Lady Percy), Ben McLemore (Earl of Worcester), Alek White (Edmund Mortimer), Rebekah Wheeler (Lady Mortimer), Drew Stuart (Owen Glendower), Jefferson Ferguson (Douglas), Josh Jones (Sir Richard Vernon), Michael Siemek (Poins), Josh Tumblin (Peto), Sam Wolfe (Gadshill), Rachel Cooney (Hostess Quickly), Emily Rankin (Francis), Brittany Murphy and Michael Swindle (ensemble). Caitlin Taylor and Jessica Carroll are stage managing. Austin Walker is designing lights, Rebekah Wheeler is designing costumes, Dom Huynh is Fight Captain, Brittany Murphy is designing props and Shelly Tarter, Maddie Moore and Ashley Kelley are technical assistants.
Charlene Koepf, Kat Bailey and Carlee Cagle will train for six weeks at CAP 21, a musical theatre intensive in NYC.
Katie Hahn is the SummerStage intern at Dallas Theater Center. She is teaching a class called Creative Movement and assisting in a performance class for children.
Nicholas Graves is the director of the department of theatre and special events at Camp Airy in Thurmont, Maryland. Kelly Jo Scott is working as a director/choreographer there. They will be co-directing "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "Fools."
Jasmin Richardson is a performer for six months on the Norwegian Cruise Line Majesty in the Bermuda area. Shae Candelaria joined Carnival Cruise Lines as a stage manager for the shows on their newest ship, The Splendor. It docks from Los Angeles and travels to Puerta Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and other Mexican hot spots.
Molly McDonald is working as a carpenter at McLeod Summer Playhouse in Carbondale, Ill. She will be building "Picasso at the Lapin," "Agile," "Mid-Life: the Crisis Musical," "All Shook Up" and "Into the Woods."
Sebastian Karlsson is performing in Sweden. The play is "Hemligheternas Tid" (Mysterious Times) at Teatersmedjan (Theatre Smith).
Amy Price is working at the Castelton Festival in Castelton, Va., as a costume apprentice on "The Turn of the Screw," "The Beggar’s Opera," "The Rape of Lucretia" and "Albert Herring."
Jason Kennedy ('08), Will Christoferson and Caleb Robinson are leads in Paramount Productions of "The Producers." Also featured are Ashley Padovani, Grayson Allred, Laura Wetsel, Nick Mills and Kelley Barker.
Cara Leahy (Miss Lovett), Nick Mills (Beadle Bamford) and Kelley Barker (Beggar Woman) are performing in McMurry Theatre’s summer production of "Sweeney Todd."
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