Cast

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Kayleigh Marie Brennan

New York City, NY

  • Beauty and the Beast — Ensemble

  • The Addams Family — Wednesday

  • Legally Blonde — Brooke

  • Cabaret — Ensemble

  • Spamalot — Ensemble

Kayleigh Marie Brennan is THRILLED to be making her debut with Post Playhouse this summer! She is a graduate of The Catholic University of America’s Musical Theatre program. Her past roles include Wendla in Spring Awakening, Ivy in Bare, Lucille Frank in Parade, and Marta in Company. When not on the stage performing, Kayleigh can be seen serving burgers and fries while belting her face off at Ellen’s Stardust Diner in NYC! Website: Kayleighbrennan.com

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Don Denton

Bettendorf, IA

  • Beauty and the Beast — Lumiere

  • The Addams Family — Mal Beineke

  • Legally Blonde — Emmett

  • Cabaret — Ensemble

  • Monty Python’s Spamalot — Sir Robin

Don is happy to be returning to his favorite professional summer theatre company! Favorite roles at Post Playhouse include Sky Masterson in Guys & Dolls, Chad in All Shook Up, and Hank in Hank Williams: Lost Highway. Other professional credits include Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, Rock Island, IL), Sir Bliant in Camelot (Drury Lane Theatre, Chicago), Bernard in Boeing Boeing (Wayside Theatre, Middletown, VA) and George Bailey in A Wonderful Life (Circa ’21). Thanks to Tom and all the staff at Post. Love and thanks to Paige, Mom, Dad, Dan, Amber, and little Oliver. Thanks to Kim, WP, Peter, and Carol. Thanks to God. For more, visit DonDentonActor.com.

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Timothy Houston

New York City, NY

  • Beauty and the Beast — Gaston

  • The Addams Family — Ancestor

  • Legally Blonde — Kyle/Carlos/Lowel

  • Cabaret — Cliff

  • Spamalot — Lancelot

Timothy is an NYC based actor excited to be making his Post Playhouse debut! NYC credits: La BohemeAndrea Chenier, Les contes d’hoffmannPrince Igor, and Aida (The Metropolitan Opera). National Tours: A Christmas Carol (Nebraska Theatre Caravan). Select Regional: Hairspray (Link Larkin) The Rocky Horror Show (Brad Majors) Murder Ballad (Tom) and most recently finished Footloose (Chuck Cranston) at the Eldorado Resort Casino! For upcoming shows, videos and photos check him out at timothymichaelhouston.com. Enjoy the show!!!!!

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Kayli Jamison

New York City, NY

  • Beauty and the Beast — Babette/Old Beggar Woman

  • The Addams Family — Grandma

  • Legally Blonde — Margot

  • Cabaret — Kit Kat Girl

  • Spamalot — Ensemble

Kayli is thrilled to be returning to the Post Playhouse for this amazing season! Last summer she appeared as Shy in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Patty Simcox in Grease. She spent the holiday season playing Cocoa, the tap dancing reindeer in There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays at the Allenberry Playhouse. Other credits include Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Erma in Anything Goes, and Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Kayli gives thanks to her family and boyfriend Jesse for all their love and support.

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Samuel T. Martin

Hot Springs, SD

  • Beauty and the Beast — Townsperson

  • The Addams Family — Pugsley

Samuel is ecstatic for his first season at the Post Playhouse! Originally from Hot Springs, SD, this Theatre Major at Chadron State College is absolutely thrilled to be joining the team. Roles at CSC include William Barfee in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Uncle Silas/Ensemble in Big River. Samuel would like say thank you to all his friends and family for their continual support, and to all of the amazing people at the Post Playhouse for allowing him this incredible opportunity.

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Samantha A. Matthews

Connecticut, NYC, South Carolina

  • Beauty and the Beast — Belle

  • The Addams Family — Ancestor

  • Legally Blonde — Vivienne

  • Cabaret — Kit Kat Girl

  • Spamalot — Laker Girl/Ensemble

Samantha is elated to be back at Post for her third season! Previous Post credits include, Cinderella in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Marty in Grease, and Maria in The Sound of Music. After living and working in NYC for several years, Samantha left in 2014 and has been lucky enough to spend the past year and a half traveling all over the country doing what she loves. She comes to Nebraska directly from South Carolina where she spent the beginning of 2016 near her family performing in the Myrtle Beach area. Other credits include Les Misérables (Circa21 Dinner Playhouse), A Year with Frog and Toad (Playhouse on Park) as well as multiple Off-Broadway productions in NYC. Samantha would like to thank everyone who ceaselessly works to make the Post Playhouse feel like home every year, Tom for giving her the opportunity to return to her favorite corner of the world, and her family for coming to visit all of the places she calls home across the country. www.SamanthaAMatthews.com

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Kiley L. McDonald

New York City, NY

  • Beauty and the Beast — Ensemble

  • The Addams Family — Ancestor

  • Legally Blonde — Pilar

  • Cabaret — Sally

  • Spamalot — Laker Girl, Guard, Ensemble

Kiley is thrilled to be making her Post Playhouse debut! Past credits include: HAIR (Crissy), Mickey & Company (World Premiere, Tokyo), London Rocks! (USA Premiere, Sam Buntrock/Chase Brock), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Woman 2), The Who’s Tommy (Mrs. Walker) and Urinetown (Hope Cladwell). As well numerous Off-Broadway and NYC workshops. Huge thanks to everyone at Post for this amazing opportunity and tons of love to my family. KileyLMcDonald.com

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Graham Mortier

Indianapolis, IN

  • Beauty and the Beast — Ensemble/Monsieur D’Arque

  • The Addams Family — Ancestor

  • Legally Blonde — Warner

  • Cabaret — The Emcee

  • Spamalot — Dennis/Galahad

Graham is so elated to be working his 1st year at Post Playhouse! He just graduated from Florida State University with his BFA in Music Theatre and is excited to start acting professionally. His FSU credits include A Chorus Line, Legally Blonde, Ragtime, Cabaret, and Spamalot! He would like to thank Tom for offering his first acting job and allowing him to wilkommen everyone to his Kit Kat Klub! Also, he would like to thank his friends and family for all the love and support and allowing him to reach for the stars.

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Michael O'Connor

Long Island, NY

  • Beauty and the Beast — Maurice

  • The Addams Family — Gomez

  • Legally Blonde — Callahan

  • Cabaret — Herr Schultz

  • Spamalot — Arthur

Michael O’Connor is thrilled for a Nebraska Summer with Post Playhouse! Based of out Long Island, and proud alumni of SUNY New Paltz, Michael will be making his debut at the Playhouse the summer! He was most recently seen on the national tour of, The Producers (Mr Marx; U/S Max Bialystock). A couple of his other credits include, Seussical the Musical (Horton), Neil Simon’s, Fools (Leon Tolchinsky), and Pinkalicious the Musical (Peter). I would like to thank my family and loved ones for their endless support. Mom and Evan, sit back and enjoy the show!

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Gustav Ossowski

Tallahassee, FL & Beatrice, NE

  • Legally Blonde — Rufus

Gus is 4 years old and was born in Colorado. He spends his summers assistant directing shows at the Post Playhouse where he loves to “go on breaks” with the cast. His favorite toys are yellow but he especially likes blue squirrels. This will be his second time playing the role of Rufus. He originated the role this past spring at Florida State University.

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Jackie Ostick

New York City, NY

  • Beauty and the Beast — Bouche

  • The Addams Family — Morticia

  • Legally Blonde — Serena

  • Cabaret — Frau Schneider

  • Spamalot — Ensemble

Jackie is absolutely thrilled to be joining the Post Playhouse family this summer! She is a Philly girl who moved to New York City 8 years ago and has had the honor of playing in theatres around the country. Her credits include touring in Laura Ingalls Wilder, Anne of Green Gables and Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great with ArtsPower National Touring Theatre and Oliver (Widow Corney) and The Music Man (Mrs. Paroo) at the Roxy Regional Theatre. Jackie would like to thank Tom for this incredible opportunity, all here at Post for being so welcoming and her family for their support and for always coming to see the show! This one is for Grandpa!

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Derek Phelps

Sidney, NE

  • Beauty and the Beast — Cogsworth

  • The Addams Family — Lucas Beineke

  • Legally Blonde — Nikos/Pfortzheimer

  • Cabaret — Ensemble

  • Spamalot — Herbert

Derek is thrilled to be returning to the Post Playhouse stage this summer! Last summer Derek played Doody in Grease, Mr. Carson in A Man of No Importance and an Aggie in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Derek, a recent graduate of Chadron State Collage has a BFA in Theatre performance and directing with a minor in music. CSC credits include Huck Finn in Big River, Leaf Conneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors. Derek was also the director of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at CSC last spring. Thanks to my friends and family for their continual support and to everyone at the Post Playhouse for this wonderful opportunity. For more about Derek visit www.derek-phelps.wix.com/actor.

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Marge Rotherham

Crawford, NE

  • Beauty and the Beast — Townsperson

Marge is pleased to be returning to the Post Playhouse for her 9th season. Previously, in the 1990’s, she appeared as Quiser Bourdreaux (Steel Magnolias) and in the Olios for the melodramas. After a several year hiatus, her most recent roles include, Mama Lily (Hank Williams:Lost Highway), Aunt Eller (Oklahoma), Miss Lynch (Grease), Mrs. Potter-Porter and Ensemble (Annie Get Your Gun), Ensemble (Hollywood: A Cabaret), Agatha And Mission Band (Guys and Dolls), Baroness Elberfeld (The Sound of Music), and The Queen (Cinderella) and Miss Lynch (Grease). Marge would like to thank Tom Ossowski and the Post Playhouse staff for bringing such great, quality entertainment to this area. But most importantly, thanks for all the long-lasting friendships and the memories that have resulted from 49 years of wonderful.

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Paige Salter

Chattanooga, TN

  • Beauty and the Beast — Mrs. Potts

  • The Addams Family — Alice Beineke

  • Legally Blonde — Paulette

  • Cabaret — Fräulein Kost/Chanteuse

  • Monty Python’s Spamalot — Lady of the Lake

Paige is thrilled to be returning to Post Playhouse, her home away from home. Favorite roles on this stage include Sandra in All Shook Up, Sarah in Guys and Dolls, Doralee in 9 to 5, Mrs. Tottendale in Drowsy Chaperone, Rona in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Mayzie in Seussical, and Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense. Favorite roles outside of Post Playhouse include Belladova in Phantom (Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse), Mother in Ragtime (Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga), Miklow in Stone Soup (Great Plains Theatre), Suki in Route 66 (Circa ‘21), and Kay in Sesame Street Live, Elmo’s Healthy Heroes (East Coast/ Puerto Rico Tour). Paige has worked as a vocalist on the Norwegian Majesty cruise ship and has recorded a number of songs for the children’s musicals A Whale of a Tale and Esther! Elevated (Michael Huseman Music). Paige is a Belmont University grad. Many thanks to Tom Ossowski! Thanks to her loved ones on earth and in heaven!

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Emily Schexnaydre

Gonzales, LA - Lyndhurst, NJ

  • Beauty and the Beast — Ensemble

  • The Addams Family — Ancestor

  • Legally Blonde — Elle Woods

  • Cabaret — Kit Kat Girl

  • Spamalot — Laker Girl/Ensemble

Emily Schexnaydre is a Louisiana native living in New Jersey pursuing her love for the arts. She graduated from CCM with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Recent credits include Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (The Princeton Festival), Madame Thenardier in Les Misérables (CCM), and Vivienne in Legally Blonde (CSPAA). She is beyond excited to be performing with Post Playhouse this summer and would like to thank Tom and the creative team at Post for this amazing opportunity. She would also like to thank her parents, friends, family, and Brian for their unending love and support! OMIGOD!

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Wally Seiler

Alliance, NE

  • Beauty and the Beast — Townspeople/Book Shop Keep/Servants

  • Spamalot — Sir-Not-Appearing-In-This-Show

Wally is returning to the Post Playhouse for a fifth season and can’t think of a better way to spend a summer.  Previously, he has appeared on the playhouse stage as Andrew Carnes (in Oklahoma!), Pawnee Bill (in Annie Get Your Gun), Baron Elberfeld (in The Sound of Music), Arvide Abernathy (in Guys and Dolls), Russell Tinsworthy (in Nine to Five), ensemble (in Hollywood: a Cabaret), Baldy (in A Man of No Importance), the King (in Cinderella), and Mayor Rufus Poindexter and Senator Wingwoah (in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas).  Wally is grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of the magic that is created on the stage of the Post Playhouse.

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Kamden N. Victory

Crawford, NE

  • Beauty and the Beast — Chip/Ensemble

Kamden Victory is a Crawford native where she is currently in 5th grade. She attends Crawford Elementary School and enjoys all things music, performing, loves reading, and playing chess with her Dad. Kamden is beyond excited about this wonderful opportunity in the performance arts. She would like to thank the Post Playhouse and Tom for allowing her to have this amazing experience! She would also like to thank her family for supporting and loving her.

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Phaedra R. Victory

Crawford, NE

  • Beauty and the Beast — Townsperson

  • Legally Blonde — Chutney

A native of Crawford, Phaedra Victory has had a life-long passion for music. As a mother of two, Phaedra feels blessed to share this experience with her daughter Kamden! She would like to thank Tom and the Post Playhouse for welcoming her and Kamden into their family and for giving her a once in a life time memory to cherish with her daughter! She would also like to thank her family for always supporting her and for loving her unconditionally!

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Tinker Belle Victory

Crawford, NE

  • Legally Blonde — Bruiser Woods

Tink is 4 months old and lives in Crawford, Ne and was adopted by her forever family in March. Her favorite toys are her squeaky purple dog bone and her duck rope and her favorite place to be is underneath her fleece blanket sleeping or cheering on the Denver Broncos or Oklahoma Sooners with her mommy and daddy. She gets in trouble quit often by strewing toilet paper all over the house and sometimes imagines she is a cat and tries to climb or jump on anything bigger than her. Tink hasn’t met anyone she doesn’t love and can’t wait to make her “Show Biz” debut at the Post Playhouse.

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Kylah Jo Vogel

Crawford, NE

  • Beauty and the Beast — Chip/Ensemble

Kylah Jo is ecstatic to be back at Post Playhouse for her 3rd season. Kylah’s previous roles at Post include being a mouse and carriage driver in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Kylah also performed as Brigitta in The Sound of Music. Kylah will be entering the 6th grade at Crawford Elementary in the fall of 2016. Kylah has many different interests and hobbies. Some hobbies include reading, learning about science and history, playing basketball and running, and also playing different instruments like the flute and saxophone. She also enjoys playing the piano and singing. “I want to thank Tom and Jenn for allowing me this amazing opportunity. Everyone at the Post are like extra brothers and sisters to me and it is so awesome to have the best little theater in the state of Nebraska!! Also, thanks to mom and dad for all the support and being the best parents.”

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Amanda Vogel

Crawford, NE

  • Beauty and the Beast — Townsperson

Amanda is thrilled to be making her Post Playhouse debut! Amanda’s interests are reading, and following and watching her girls’ every activity. Her greatest joy is being a wife and a mom to three girls and a new baby boy. Amanda is looking forward to working alongside her daughter, Kylah Jo this year at Post. Amanda wants to thank Tom for this very cool opportunity. What a great little theater our little town and state park has to offer.

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Nick Waaland

Irvine, CA

  • Beauty and the Beast — Beast

  • The Addams Family — Lurch

  • Legally Blonde — Sundeep/Ensemble

  • Cabaret — Ernst

  • Spamalot — Bedevere

Nick is beyond grateful for this opportunity! He was last seen at Post Playhouse as Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun, among others. Some recent credits include Beauty and the Beast (3D Theatricals), Yukon Cornelious in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (McCoy Rigby) Bert in Mary Poppins (Sadddleback), and Rocky in Damn Yankees (3DT). Thank you to Mom, Dad, Bobby. And to the Post Playhouse family!

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Tommy Wallace

New York City, NY

  • Beauty and the Beast — Lefou

  • The Addams Family — Uncle Fester

  • Legally Blonde — Aaron

  • Cabaret — Ensemble

  • Spamalot — Patsy

Tommy is thrilled to be returning to the Post Playhouse for a fourth summer! A few favorite past performance credits include George in The Drowsy Chaperone at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Smee in Peter Pan at the Fireside Theatre, Spats in Sugar at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Gangster #1 in The Drowsy Chaperone at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, and Dennis in All Shook Up right here at the Post Playhouse. Tommy would like to thank Tom and the board at the Post for all of the amazing opportunities they have provided, and all of his friends and family for their constant support.

Crew

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Leo Haselhorst

Randolph, NE

  • Technical Staff

Leo is very excited for his first season working at the Post. He is currently pursuing a B.A. of fine arts at Chadron State college where he has worked carpentry for several shows. Leo would like to thank all of the workers at the Post for this amazing opportunity to pursue his interests in theater.

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Ken Phillips

Tucson, AZ

  • Production Stage Manager — Beauty and the Beast, The Addams Family, Legally Blonde, Spamalot

  • Lighting Designer — Cabaret

Ken is extremely thrilled to be coming back to a place that feels like a second home to him for his third summer with the Post! Ken is currently a graduate student in lighting design at the University of Arizona, where he not only assisted in the design of two main stage shows this year, but also worked as the Projection Designer for the University’s production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Prior to this, he was working as a Freelance Stage Manager in LA. Recent LA credits included shows at Oddwing Productions, Lost Moon Radio, AMDA Conservatory College, and Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. He also has past directing work that’s premiered through educational programs at Live Theatre Workshop, Powerhouse Theater, The Hangar Theatre, and The Eugene O’Neill Center. In his spare time, Ken continually trains as an Actor Combatant in stage combat for film and theatre. Thank you so much to Tom Ossowski and the rest of the community for the fantastic opportunity to put up these wonderful musicals here at the Post! www.KGPhillips.com

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Joseph J. Reynolds

Sarasota, FL and New York City, NY

  • Season Sound Design & Technician

Joseph is very excited to be a part of Post Playhouse’s summer season. This is his first foray into Mid-west regional theater, but previous Sound Design credits include; Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic (Old Liberty Theatre, NYC), Aida (Milton Bassin Performing Arts Center, C.U.N.Y. Queens NYC), and summer stock productions of Chicago, Singin’ in the Rain, Call Me Madam, Crazy for You, and Bonnie and Clyde (Ocean Professional Theater Company, Barnegat, New Jersey). He loves to travel doing sound for theater, and hangs his hat in sunny Sarasota Florida where he does audio post for student films at local colleges. Joseph is a Alumni of Full Sail in Orlando, Florida. He would like to thank the cast and crew of Post Playhouse for making him feel most welcome in a new place, and his lovely Fiancee, Cindy, for her continual love and support.

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Jessica Schepers

Sturgis, SD

  • Assistant Stage Manager — Beauty and the Beast, The Addams Family, Legally Blonde, Spamalot

  • Production Stage Manager — Cabaret

Jessica Schepers is ecstatic to be returning to the Post Playhouse for her second season. Jessica is pursuing a B.A. in Fine Arts at Chadron State College and is expecting to graduate in 2017. Jessica has stage managed several shows at CSC including The 39 Steps and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Jessica is incredibly grateful for this opportunity to ASM at the Post Playhouse and owes her success to her friends both at the Post and at CSC as well as her family. 

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Nathan Sonnenschein

Lander, WY

  • Box Office Staff

  • Technical Staff

  • Follow Spot Operator

This is Nate’s second year working at the Post Playhouse. A former Crawford resident, he is currently living in Lander, Wyoming while completing his Associate degree at Central Wyoming College. Nate is excited to see the Playhouse’s many loyal patrons again during his time at the box office this summer!

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Jacob Voorhis

Belle Fourche, South Dakota and Chadron, Nebraska

  • Box Office Staff

  • Technical Staff

  • Spotlight Operator

Jacob is ecstatic to begin his first season at the Post Playhouse. He is a sophomore guitar music major and theatre minor at Chadron State College. He graduated from Belle Fourche High School in South Dakota and has been involved with several community and high school theatres in that area. He has also worked with the CSC theatre department for the last two years. He would like to thank Tom and the Post Playhouse for giving him the opportunity to break into the industry that he loves and all the people that have passed their experience to him over the years.

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Dewayne Barrett

New York City via Atlanta, GA

  • Director — The Addams Family

  • Choreographer — The Addams Family, Legally Blonde, Cabaret, Spamalot

Thomas Dewayne Barrett is is an accomplished actor, singer, dancer director/choreographer where his career has taken him all around the world. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he began dancing at a very early age and danced with both the Georgia Ballet Company as well as the Atlanta Jazz Theatre. He then moved to NYC where he began even more training. As a performer he has performed all over the country in leading roles such as: Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, Bobby in A Chorus Line, Rooster in Annie, Pat Gilbert in State Fair, Riff in West Side Story and Don Lockwood in Singing in the Rain. Dewayne has directed/choreographed all over the world from cruise ships, regional theatre, national tours, dinner theatres, summer stock, high schools and theme parks. He is very excited to be a part of the Post Playhouse this summer and wishes to thank Don Fox for recommending me.

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Pheobe H. Boynton

Ithaca, NY, Los Angeles, CA, & MS Oceania Riviera

  • Season Costume Designer

Pheobe Boynton is thrilled to be returning to The Post for her third season! She has been fortunate enough to make a career in costume design and construction for film and theater in Los Angeles for the past eight years, working with companies as diverse as the Los Angeles Opera, Relativity Media, Machinima, Kanye West, and Norwegian Creative Studios. This last year she was honored to design the costumes for the major motion picture The Thinning for Legendary Pictures. She has spent the rest of the year as the wardrobe supervisor for the Oceania Riviera visiting ports in the Caribbean, and Central America.

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Scott Cavin

Chadron, NE via Lemoore, CA

  • Season Technical Director

Scott graduated with a MFA from Illinois State College and a BFA from Stephens College in Columbia MO. After graduation Scott worked and designed for theaters in Los Angles, Chicago, Albany GA, Boise ID before landing in Chadron. Scott is currently employed at Chadron State College as an Associate Professor of Theatre. His responsibilities include Designer (Scenic, Lighting, Sound, Projection), Technical Director and Production Manager for theatre, college, community, Galaxy (touring), and Fine Arts events. Recent designs credits (Set and Light) include: Money Shot, Rosencrantz & Guilderstein are Dead, Big River, Extremities, The Underpants, Little Shop of Horrors, Bus Stop, Almost Maine, Godspell, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Junglebook. Always looking for a new challenge Scott has added Directing to his list of accomplishments. Some of his most recent directing Credits include: Extremities, Money Shot, The Vampire Cowboy Trilogy, The Play About the Baby, Beautiful Child, The Shape of Things and Boy Gets Girl. You can see more of Scott’s work at his outdated website. www.scottcavin.com

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Donald James Fox

  • Lighting Designer — Beauty and the Beast, The Addams Family, Legally Blonde, Spamalot

  • Season Scenic Designer

  • Director — Cabaret

Don Fox has spent the last year serving as Assistant Professor of Lighting and Sound at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA.  Fox holds an MFA in Lighting Design from University of Arizona and a B.A. in Theatre Administration from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. Now in his third season at the Post Playhouse, Fox is also Lighting Designer and Production manager for the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.  He recently designed lights for Legally Blonde for Florida State University and is currently designing both scenery and lighting for FSU’s production of All Shook Up. He is a resident designer for Tucson’s Rogue Theatre Company and for Artifact Dance Project.   He is resident producer for the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee, WA where this year he is producing Chicago.  Please visit Don’s extensive portfolio at www.DonFoxDesigns.com. Enjoy the show!

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Erin Skelley Holderman

Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • Charge Artist

  • Properties Artist

  • General Technician

Erin is so excited to be making her professional painting debut at the Post Playhouse! A recent graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Erin has been volunteering at her local Chattanooga Theatre Center as a scenic artist and props designer, working on shows such as Sister ActA Christmas Story: The Musical, and Harvey, waiting for her chance to step into the professional world. She is so thankful to Tom and the Post Playhouse family for giving her this amazing opportunity.

Joanna Li

Cleveland, OH and Raleigh, NC

  • Music Director — Beauty and the Beast, Addams Family, Cabaret

  • Keyboard — Spamalot, Legally Blonde

Jo is excited to join Post this summer! She began her musical career as a classical organist (and still continues to play) but transitioned into musical theatre after a summer accompanying the MT program at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan. Some favorite recent music directing gigs include Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Parallel 45 Theatre in Traverse City, Michigan, and The Wiz at Cape Fear Regional Theatre in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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Tom Ossowski

Beatrice, NE via Beijing, China & Tallahasse, FL

  • Post Playhouse Artistic Director

  • Director — Monty Python’s Spamalot, Legally Blonde

Tom is the Producing Artistic Director for the Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson State Park in Nebraska, an Associate Professor for the BFA Music Theatre Program at Florida State University and on faculty for The Central Academy of Drama 中央戏剧学院 in Beijing as their foreign music theatre expert. Most recently at the Post Playhouse, Tom has directed Grease, All Shook Up, A Man of No Importance, 9 to 5, Guys & Dolls, My Way, The Drowsy Chaperone, Pump Boys & DinnettesThe Wizard of OzNunsenseAlways…Patsy ClineHello, Dolly!Oklahoma!South Pacific, and at Florida State, he has directed Legally Blonde, Cabaret, The Drowsy ChaperoneHow To Succeed in Business Without Really TryingOn The TownHairThe Rocky Horror Show and Sweeney Todd and music directed A Chorus Line, Ragtime, Spring AwakeningJesus Christ SuperstarSpelling BeeRENTInto The WoodsThe Man of LaMancha, and Urinetown. Last year in China, Tom directed and musically directed Into the Woods in Mandarin, but most recently has returned from Beijing where he headed the team creating a new musical based on a classic Chinese novel titled, The Family. Tom has also directed for theatres such as the Centennial Theatre Festival in Connecticut, Seaside Music Theatre in Daytona Beach, FL, and the Bigfork Musical Theatre in Montana. His work has also taken him to Zug, Switzerland and to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is also a member of The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

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Ken Phillips

Tucson, AZ

  • Production Stage Manager — Beauty and the Beast, The Addams Family, Legally Blonde, Spamalot

  • Lighting Designer — Cabaret

Ken is extremely thrilled to be coming back to a place that feels like a second home to him for his third summer with the Post! Ken is currently a graduate student in lighting design at the University of Arizona, where he not only assisted in the design of two main stage shows this year, but also worked as the Projection Designer for the University’s production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Prior to this, he was working as a Freelance Stage Manager in LA. Recent LA credits included shows at Oddwing Productions, Lost Moon Radio, AMDA Conservatory College, and Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. He also has past directing work that’s premiered through educational programs at Live Theatre Workshop, Powerhouse Theater, The Hangar Theatre, and The Eugene O’Neill Center. In his spare time, Ken continually trains as an Actor Combatant in stage combat for film and theatre. Thank you so much to Tom Ossowski and the rest of the community for the fantastic opportunity to put up these wonderful musicals here at the Post! www.KGPhillips.com

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Jennifer Poarch

Lenoir, NC

  • Director/Choreographer — Beauty and the Beast

You never know where you will see Jennifer next. Jennifer grew up in Lenoir, North Carolina and graduated from Lees-McRae College with a Bachelor of Science in Musical Theater and Dance. She spends most of her time as a gypsy traveling from theater to theater pursuing her career as a performer/director/choreographer. This is her second season with Post Playhouse, and she is thrilled to return. You may remember her as Natalie/Ed in All Shook Up or simply running around this theater from the back office to the box office or scanning your entry tickets. Some favorite directing/choreography credits include: Thoroughly Modern Millie, 9 to 5, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella, Once Upon a Mattress, I Love You, You’re Perfect…Now Change, Annie, State Fair, Little Shop of Horrors. Jennifer gives thanks to her family, friends and God for all their love and support.

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Joseph J. Reynolds

Sarasota, FL and New York City, NY

  • Season Sound Design & Technician

Joseph is very excited to be a part of Post Playhouse’s summer season. This is his first foray into Mid-west regional theater, but previous Sound Design credits include; Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic (Old Liberty Theatre, NYC), Aida (Milton Bassin Performing Arts Center, C.U.N.Y. Queens NYC), and summer stock productions of Chicago, Singin’ in the Rain, Call Me Madam, Crazy for You, and Bonnie and Clyde (Ocean Professional Theater Company, Barnegat, New Jersey). He loves to travel doing sound for theater, and hangs his hat in sunny Sarasota Florida where he does audio post for student films at local colleges. Joseph is a Alumni of Full Sail in Orlando, Florida. He would like to thank the cast and crew of Post Playhouse for making him feel most welcome in a new place, and his lovely Fiancee, Cindy, for her continual love and support.

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Brandon Sterling

Rapid City, SD & Laramie, WY

  • Music Director — Legally Blonde, Spamalot

  • Keyboard — Cabaret, Addams Family, Beauty and the Beast

Brandon has always exemplified a deep passion for music. He has performed with the finest musicians in South Dakota, free-lanced in California, and has spent the last few years as a vital member of the music community in Wyoming. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Music with an emphasis in Jazz and Collaborative Piano, Brandon has provided piano lessons for children and students at the collegiate level. He has worked as a rehearsal accompanist for numerous productions, and also served as a music director for his local church. After the season, he plans to pursue educational and musical opportunities in Lincoln, Nebraska. Brandon is thrilled to be a part of such an amazing cast and production team here at the Post Playhouse, where he is the music director for Legally Blonde and Spamalot.

Musicians

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Benson Anderson

Cleveland, OH

  • Bass/Guitar

Benson is honored and excited to make his Post Playhouse debut as a member of the orchestra. A rising junior studying music composition at Denison University located in central Ohio, Benson’s recent pit jobs include American Idiot (Beck Center for the Arts) and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Parallel 45). Benson also has appeared on stage as Roger in Rent (Denison University) and Link Larkin in Hairspray (Heights Youth Theatre). He thanks you all for supporting the arts and hopes you enjoy the shows and the music!

Joanna Li

Cleveland, OH and Raleigh, NC

  • Music Director — Beauty and the Beast, Addams Family, Cabaret

  • Keyboard — Spamalot, Legally Blonde

Jo is excited to join Post this summer! She began her musical career as a classical organist (and still continues to play) but transitioned into musical theatre after a summer accompanying the MT program at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan. Some favorite recent music directing gigs include Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Parallel 45 Theatre in Traverse City, Michigan, and The Wiz at Cape Fear Regional Theatre in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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Stephen W Schultz

Tallahassee, FL

  • Drums/Percussion

Stephen Schultz is a musician and aspiring actor located in Tallahassee, Florida. He is currently pursing a degree in Marketing and Music from Florida State University. While most of his performing experience has been conducted in jazz small group and contemporary worship band settings, he recently began playing drum set/percussion for live theatre shows in Tallahassee. In addition to playing drums, Stephen made his stage debut as Ellard Simms in The Foreigner (Monticello Opera House) this spring. He would like to give a special thanks to Tom O. for inviting him out to Post Playhouse, his family and friends for their constant love and support. He loves meeting new people so don’t feel shy to introduce yourself and strike up a conversation!

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Brandon Sterling

Rapid City, SD & Laramie, WY

  • Music Director — Legally Blonde, Spamalot

  • Keyboard — Cabaret, Addams Family, Beauty and the Beast

Brandon has always exemplified a deep passion for music. He has performed with the finest musicians in South Dakota, free-lanced in California, and has spent the last few years as a vital member of the music community in Wyoming. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Music with an emphasis in Jazz and Collaborative Piano, Brandon has provided piano lessons for children and students at the collegiate level. He has worked as a rehearsal accompanist for numerous productions, and also served as a music director for his local church. After the season, he plans to pursue educational and musical opportunities in Lincoln, Nebraska. Brandon is thrilled to be a part of such an amazing cast and production team here at the Post Playhouse, where he is the music director for Legally Blonde and Spamalot.

Staff

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Jenett Blood

Crawford, NE

  • Costume Stitcher

Jenett has lived most of her life, 56 years, in Alaska after accompanying her parents there at the age of 10 months. In 2004, she retired to the Crawford area with her husband. Much of her time in Alaska was devoted toward sewing and costuming for numerous groups such as: The Pioneers of Alaska, Wareable Arts groups in Homer and Soldotna, dance and stage presentations along with some great Halloween costumes. Jenett is looking forward to working with and being a part of the Post Playhouse.

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Scott Cavin

Chadron, NE via Lemoore, CA

  • Season Technical Director

Scott graduated with a MFA from Illinois State College and a BFA from Stephens College in Columbia MO. After graduation Scott worked and designed for theaters in Los Angles, Chicago, Albany GA, Boise ID before landing in Chadron. Scott is currently employed at Chadron State College as an Associate Professor of Theatre. His responsibilities include Designer (Scenic, Lighting, Sound, Projection), Technical Director and Production Manager for theatre, college, community, Galaxy (touring), and Fine Arts events. Recent designs credits (Set and Light) include: Money Shot, Rosencrantz & Guilderstein are Dead, Big River, Extremities, The Underpants, Little Shop of Horrors, Bus Stop, Almost Maine, Godspell, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Junglebook. Always looking for a new challenge Scott has added Directing to his list of accomplishments. Some of his most recent directing Credits include: Extremities, Money Shot, The Vampire Cowboy Trilogy, The Play About the Baby, Beautiful Child, The Shape of Things and Boy Gets Girl. You can see more of Scott’s work at his outdated website. www.scottcavin.com

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Don Denton

  • Assistant Marketing Manager

Don Denton has been performing with Post Playhouse off and on since 2008. Since that time, he has been working with Tom to rethink all their marketing efforts. For the past few years, all the mailings and the website have been designed by Don. He is very proud to continue to help the Playhouse reach for new heights both on stage and off.

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Connie Frandson

  • Winter Box Office

Conferencing — Chadron State University

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Tim Gaswick

  • Accountant

Tim is the franchise owner of the Chadron H&R Block office, and has been the accountant for the playhouse since 2007. He and his wife Kari have four children, Kaylee, Aaron, Braxton, and Seth. Tim not only serves as the accountant, but also as the treasurer on the playhouse board. He enjoys working with the great talent and staff every summer, and looks forward to many years with the playhouse.

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Shellie Johns

  • Winter Box Office

Conferencing — Chadron State University

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Tom Ossowski

Beatrice, NE via Beijing, China & Tallahasse, FL

  • Post Playhouse Artistic Director

  • Director — Monty Python’s Spamalot, Legally Blonde

Tom is the Producing Artistic Director for the Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson State Park in Nebraska, an Associate Professor for the BFA Music Theatre Program at Florida State University and on faculty for The Central Academy of Drama 中央戏剧学院 in Beijing as their foreign music theatre expert. Most recently at the Post Playhouse, Tom has directed Grease, All Shook Up, A Man of No Importance, 9 to 5, Guys & Dolls, My Way, The Drowsy Chaperone, Pump Boys & DinnettesThe Wizard of OzNunsenseAlways…Patsy ClineHello, Dolly!Oklahoma!South Pacific, and at Florida State, he has directed Legally Blonde, Cabaret, The Drowsy ChaperoneHow To Succeed in Business Without Really TryingOn The TownHairThe Rocky Horror Show and Sweeney Todd and music directed A Chorus Line, Ragtime, Spring AwakeningJesus Christ SuperstarSpelling BeeRENTInto The WoodsThe Man of LaMancha, and Urinetown. Last year in China, Tom directed and musically directed Into the Woods in Mandarin, but most recently has returned from Beijing where he headed the team creating a new musical based on a classic Chinese novel titled, The Family. Tom has also directed for theatres such as the Centennial Theatre Festival in Connecticut, Seaside Music Theatre in Daytona Beach, FL, and the Bigfork Musical Theatre in Montana. His work has also taken him to Zug, Switzerland and to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is also a member of The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

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Anna Owen

Chadron, NE

  • Stitcher

Anna is excited to be a part of the Post Playhouse this summer. She is working as a stitcher, helping build the costumes. Anna has just graduated from Chadron State College with a degree in Theater. She would like to thank Tom and everyone at the Post for the great opportunity and experience.

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Nathan Sonnenschein

Lander, WY

  • Box Office Staff

  • Technical Staff

  • Follow Spot Operator

This is Nate’s second year working at the Post Playhouse. A former Crawford resident, he is currently living in Lander, Wyoming while completing his Associate degree at Central Wyoming College. Nate is excited to see the Playhouse’s many loyal patrons again during his time at the box office this summer!

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Ann Stephens

Crawford, NE

  • Box Office/Concessions

  • Front of House

A Crawford native, Ann Stephens, is happy to be returning to the Post Playhouse for the 2016 season. At the Playhouse, she can often be found popping corn or making reservations. Ann enjoys the opportunity to visit with returning customers as well as greeting those new to the Post Playhouse experience. In addition to her work here, Ann enjoys baking and spending time with grandkids and the rest of her family. Her husband, Dale, is an avid golfer and can be found nearly every day of the spring, summer and autumn on the Legend Buttes Golf course in Crawford.

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Jacob Voorhis

Belle Fourche, South Dakota and Chadron, Nebraska

  • Box Office Staff

  • Technical Staff

  • Spotlight Operator

Jacob is ecstatic to begin his first season at the Post Playhouse. He is a sophomore guitar music major and theatre minor at Chadron State College. He graduated from Belle Fourche High School in South Dakota and has been involved with several community and high school theatres in that area. He has also worked with the CSC theatre department for the last two years. He would like to thank Tom and the Post Playhouse for giving him the opportunity to break into the industry that he loves and all the people that have passed their experience to him over the years.

Board

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Wally Seiler

Alliance, NE

  • President of the Board

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Tim Gaswick

Chadron, NE

H & R Block

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Jo Buchheit

Hemingford, NE

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Amy Hindman

Hay Springs, NE

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Randy Rhine

Chadron, NE

Chadron State College

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Lacy Willey

Harrison, NE

Security First Bank

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Kathie King

Gordon, NE

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Joni Merrigan

Alliance, NE

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Gordon Hoff

Alliance, NE

Alliance Floral Company
Hoffhaus Gardens

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Bev Hanks

Hemingford, NE

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Lyle Fodnes

Hemingford, NE

Hemingford Ledger

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Karleen Gramberg

Chadron, NE

Vice President of the Board

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Diane Clark

Crawford, NE

Crawford Clipper

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Marge Rotherham

Crawford, NE

Post Playhouse Alum

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Ellen Feldges

Alliance, Nebraska

New York Life Insurance Company

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Raime Varvel

Hay Springs, Nebraska

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Jeanine Mohr

Chadron, Nebraska