Cast

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Shelby Blundell

Chadron, NE

  • Footloose — Ensemble

A senior at Chadron High School, Shelby loves acting. She has lived her life in Chadron and has come to The Post Playhouse to enjoy several different plays as well as act in three previous to this year. 

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Spencer Blundell

Chadron, NE

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Stephen

  • Footloose — Ensemble

Spencer has been involved in local vocal ensemble groups such as Cardinal Singers, competing all over the region. He has competed in numerous speech events, has played parts in one act shows at the high school, and played in local high school musicals, such as Guys and Dolls and John Lennon and Me as well.

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Jaelyn Brown

Chadron, NE

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Susan

Jaelyn Brown is the 10 year-old daughter of Tiffany Brown-Waldron and Jay Waldron and the late Rob Brown. She will be a 5th grader at Chadron Middle School this fall. Jaelyn began dancing for The Dance Boutique in Chadron when she was 3 years-old and recently began attending competitions. She has been a performer from an early age and enjoys the stage, singing, dancing and acting for her family and friends. She has participated in several school and church programs and had a lead role and solo in last year’s Christmas program. Jaelyn is excited to be a part of the Post Playhouse productions she has loved attending and is very thankful for this opportunity!

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Beth Conley

Rochester, NY

  • The Little Mermaid — Sister Allana

  • Footloose — Lulu / Ensemble

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Ensemble

  • Urinetown — Soupy Sue / Secretary

  • 42nd Street — Anytime Annie

Beth Conley grew up in Rochester, NY and has a BFA in Acting/Musical Theatre from Wright State University (Dayton, OH). She currently lives in NYC! Off-Broadway: I’ll Say She Is: The Lost Marx Brothers Musical - Beauty U/S, Ensemble. NYC: The Imaginary: A New Musical - Julia, Ensemble. Selected Regional: The Rocky Horror Show - Janet (The Zoot Theatre Company). Damn Yankees - Gloria (Tibbits Summer Theatre). The Fox on the Fairway - Louise (Tibbits Summer Theatre). For more info, visit bethconley.com!

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Chelsea de Lacy

New York City via New Hampshire

  • The Little Mermaid — Sister Arista / Gull

  • Footloose — Rusty

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Ensemble

  • Urinetown — Hope

  • 42nd Street — Lorraine

Chelsea is thrilled to be returning to Post Playhouse for their 2018 summer season! Chelsea is a New York based actor and a graduate of The Boston Conservatory where she received her BFA in musical theater. She was seen last summer playing Irene in Crazy For You and Ali in Mamma Mia! at Post Playhouse. Past favorites include Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar at The Boston Conservatory, Claudia in Adam Lives at Goodspeed’s Festival of New Musicals, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet with Off the Grid Theater Company and The Full Monty with The Barnstormers Theatre. Thank you to Dewayne and Tom for this incredible opportunity and to my family for their constant love and support. For more, visit www.chelseadelacy.com!

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Catherine DeLuce

Hershey, Pa (Originally) & New York, NY (Currently)

  • The Little Mermaid — Sister Aquata

  • Footloose — Eleanor Dunbar / Ensemble

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Truly Scrumptious

  • Urinetown — Ensemble

  • 42nd Street — Dorothy

Catherine is thrilled to be making her Post Playhouse debut! Off-Broadway: Peace, Love & Cupcakes (Ms. Shotlan/Brooke). National Tour: A Christmas Carol (Belle), Pinkalicious (Mrs. Pinkerton). Regional: The Marvelous Wonderettes (Cindy Lou), Seussical (Mayzie), Rocky Horror (Magenta), Mary Poppins (Mrs. Banks), Guys and Dolls (Agatha/Hot Box), The Mousetrap (Mollie Ralston), The Full Monty (Susan) & the world premiere of Panic! The Musical at 54 Below & Joe’s Pub. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Elizabeth, Peter, friends and teachers! www.catherinedeluce.net

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Lily Dickinson

New York City, NY via Atlanta

  • The Little Mermaid — Ursula

  • Footloose — Vi Moore

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Ensemble

  • Urinetown — Pennywise

  • 42nd Street — Maggie Jones

Lily is thrilled to be joining Post for the summer! Previous Credits include: Mamma Mia! National Tour, Cabaret (Serenbe Playhouse), Jekyll & Hyde (Engeman Playhouse) and the Broadway Bound World Premier of Bull Durham: A New Musical, (The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta). Lily recently released her first EP album, Debut, featuring her original music. You can find her on iTunes/Spotify. Special thanks to CTG, teachers & mentors, and Broadway Dreams. Thank you to Dewayne and Tom for this opportunity! All my love and gratitude to my incredible family, especially my mom who taught me that true value is not measured in applause. You are my biggest inspiration. Enjoy the show! www.lilydickinson.net

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Chuckie Dixon

New York City, NY

  • The Little Mermaid — Scuttle

  • Footloose — Wes Warnicker

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Baron Bomburst, Lord Scrumptious

  • Urinetown — Old Man Strong, Hot Blades

  • 42nd Street — Pat Denning

Chuckie is a proud ECU alum and lives in NYC. Some favorite credits: Clifford…tour (Clifford), Spamalot (French Taunter), Peter Pan (Slightly Soiled), Cats (Mungojerrie), A Christmas Story (Scut Farkus), and Fiddler On the Roof (Mendel). Thanks and love to the Post team, my incredible mom, and the miraculous Mal!

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Matt Dornemann

Boston, MA

  • The Little Mermaid — Flounder

  • Footloose — Lyle / Cowboy Bob

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Childcatcher / Ensemble

  • Urinetown — Mr. McQueen

  • 42nd Street — Ensemble

Matt is thrilled to be returning to Post Playhouse after being a part of last year’s amazing 50th season! A Massachusetts native, Matt now resides in the “greatest city in the world”, NYC. Other previous regional credits include: Forever Plaid (Thunder Bay Theatre), All Shook Up (Yorktown Stage), Mary Poppins, Memphis (Weathervane Theatre), Chicago, Shrek (Arundel Barn Playhouse). TV/Film: Six Degrees of Murder (ID). He would like to thank the Post team for having him back this summer, Dewayne for so many amazing oppertunities, and his parents for their continous love and support.

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Danny Durr

New York, NY

  • The Little Mermaid — Sea Creature

  • Footloose — Chuck

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Boris

  • Urinetown — Bobby Strong

  • 42nd Street — Ensemble

Danny is excited to make his debut on the Post Playhouse stage. Danny lives in New York City where he is a performer, instructor, and choreographer. Danny has worked at Mac-Haydn Theatre, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Cumberland Theatre, Broward Stage Door Theatre, etc. Favorite roles include: Pippin (Pippin), Emcee (Cabaret), Gregory Gardner (A Chorus Line), Big Deal (West Side Story), Macavity (Cats), Angel (RENT), Jamie (The Last Five Years). Danny recently choreographed Victor/Victoria at Broward Stage Door in Coral Springs, Florida and will be traveling back to choreograph La Cage Aux Folles in August. www.dannydurr.com

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Tim Fitzsimons

Torrance, CA

  • The Little Mermaid — Sebastian

  • Footloose — Coach Dunbar/Ensemble

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Caractacus Potts

  • Urinetown — Senator Fipp/Ensemble

  • 42nd Street — Bert/Mac/Stage Manager

Tim is excited to be returning to the Post Playhouse for the 2018 season, after performing as Shrek and Frederick Frankenstein here last summer! Born in Torrance, CA, he received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Cal State Fullerton, and now makes his home in New York City. Post 2017: Shrek, Shrek: the Musical; Frederick, Young Frankenstein; Harry Bright, Mamma Mia!, Amos, Chicago; Mingo, Crazy for You. NYC: Adolfo Pirelli, Sweeney Todd (Piper Theatre Productions), Song of Solomon (World Premiere). Nat’l Tour: Pop, Miss Nelson is Missing (Two Beans Productions). LA: Hawker, The Who’s TOMMY (Moonlight Amphitheatre); Joseph, Joseph…Dreamcoat (Saddleback CLO). Special thanks: To the cast, crew, and creative team; MT F13RCE; to my seester, Mama Fitz, and Padre. www.timfitzsimons.com

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Justus Frahm

Crawford, NE

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Richard

Justus Frahm is an 11-year-old from Crawford, NE. He is the youngest of 6 siblings. Justus loves to read, sing and make people laugh. This is his first time performing with the Post Playhouse. 

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Korey Harlow

Fredericksburg, Virginia

  • The Little Mermaid — Prince Eric

  • Footloose — Travis / Ensemble

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Ensemble

  • Urinetown — Tiny Tom / Dr. Billeaux

  • 42nd Street — Andy

Korey (with a “K”) is very excited to return to Post Playhouse this summer for another fantastic season! He was seen here last year as Sky in Mamma Mia! A Virginia native, he studied music, theatre, and dance at Wright State University and Bowling Green State University before moving to New York. Regional credits Include: Aladdin Jr. (Aladdin), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), and Mary Poppins (Understudy Bert). Instagram: kb_harlow

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Taren R. Hunter

Hemmingford, NE

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Toby

Taren R. Hunter hails from Hemingford, Nebraska and is a student at Hemingford Junior High School. This will be his first year performing at the Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson and is excited to be a member of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang cast! Past rolls include Rolf Rizzo in Night at the Wax Museum; Adam McCafee in On The Worst Day of Christmas; Michael Hobbs in Elf JR. The Musical; and was tech crew for the one-act play At the Bottom of Lake Missoula.

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Alix Isom

Los Angeles, CA

  • The Little Mermaid — Windward / Leeward / Ensemble

  • Footloose — Ariel Moore

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Ensemble

  • Urinetown — Billy

  • 42nd Street — Phyllis

Alix is an actress, singer, dancer, musician based in Los Angeles, CA. She is honored to be returning to the Post Playhouse for a second season. Her most recent musical theater credits include: Chicago (Roxie), Shrek The Musical (Gingy), the world premiere of EDM Antigone (Antigone), The Fantasticks (Luisa), Bat Boy: The Musical (Shelley), The Rocky Horror Show (Janet). Alix is so excited to be a part of this Post Playhouse season and would like to thank Dewayne Barrett, Don Fox and everyone at The Post Playhouse for bringing her along…again!

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Gunner Joseph Lemmon

Crawford, NE

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Michael

Gunner Joseph Lemmon is 10 years old and is from Crawford, Nebraska. He attends Crawford Elementary and will be entering the 5th grade this fall. Gunner loves singing, playing the piano and playing video games. He has 3 older sisters, 4 dogs, a rabbit and a fish. Gunner began singing and playing the piano at the age of 5. Typically Gunner’s summers are filled with baseball, swimming and jumping on the trampoline. He is very excited for his new adventure of lights and sound out here at the Post Playhouse.

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Taylor Lynn Lewis

Fort Worth, TX

  • The Little Mermaid — Sister Atina / Gull

  • Footloose — Wendy Jo

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Ensemble

  • Urinetown — Little Becky Two Shoes / Miss Millenium

  • 42nd Street — Peggy Sawyer

Taylor Lynn Lewis is thrilled to be returning to Post Playhouse after appearing as Sophie in Mamma Mia! last year. Favorite roles include Medium Alison (Fun Home), Ariel (The Tempest) and Mona (Chicago). She would like to thank Dewayne and Tom for bringing her back to Crawford for another amazing summer, and her family for their unending love and support. www.taylorlynnlewis.com

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Madeline Metzger

New York, NY via Arlington, TX

  • The Little Mermaid — Flotsam & Jetsam / Gull / Sea Creature

  • Footloose — Ethel McCormack / Irene

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Baronness Bomburst / Miss Phillips

  • Urinetown — Robby The Stockfish

  • 42nd Street — Millie / Diane

Madeline is overjoyed to be joining Post Playhouse this season! Favorite roles include: Rose, From Here to Eternity (Ogunquit Playhouse) Dina/Schulie, Schoolhouse Rock Live! (Park Playhouse) Roxie Hart, Chicago (SummerStock Austin), Miss Nelson/Viola Swamp, Miss Nelson is Missing! (Two Beans Productions). Much love and thanks to her family, friends, and the cast and creatives! Matthew 10:31 www.madelinemetzger.com

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Hunter Owens

Crawford, NE

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Jeremy Potts

Hunter Owens is a 10 year old from Crawford, NE. This is his second year at the Post Playhouse, and he couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to return. He will be in 5th grade this fall at Crawford Elementary School. His hobbies include, reading, playing piano, riding horses and spending time with family.

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Kevin Paley

Portland, CT via New York, NY

  • The Little Mermaid — Grimsby / Sea Creature / Ensemble

  • Footloose — Willard Hewitt

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Toymaker / Ensemble

  • Urinetown — Officer Lockstock

  • 42nd Street — Billy Lawlor

Kevin is delighted to work with Post on their 51st season. Past credits include: Off Broadway: Lili Marlene (Heinrich, Willi U/S). National Tour: Equally Divine. Regional: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown), Guenevere (Arthur), and The Tempest (Ferdinand/Gonzalo). Kevin is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of the Jasmine Ensemble Theatre Company, a group dedicated to bringing quality immersive theatre to the Tri-State area. Proud alum of the University of Southern California and British America Drama Academy. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys spending time with dogs, food, family, and the great outdoors. Special thanks to the Post team for this opportunity and to my mother, who, upon proofreading this, laid on some thick guilt for never including her in my bios. www.kpaley.com

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Jane A. Rice

Chadron, NE

  • Footloose — Betty Buckley/Ensemble

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Ensemble

  • Urinetown — Josephine Strong

Jane is excited and pleased to be returning to the Post Playhouse for a second season. Last season she returned to the Playhouse for its 50th anniversary after a 35 year hiatus. She appeared in the ensemble for Young Frankenstein and a few performances as Lotti Child in Crazy for You (filling in for Marge Rotherham). Throughout high school and college (Chadron State College) Jane participated in many plays and a few musicals. She later acted in and directed a few communiy theater productions in Valentine and Scottsbluff, NE. She is now a retired elementaty teacher substituting for Chadron Public Schools. She would like to thank Tom Ossowski and Dewayne Barrett for inviting her back for another season.

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Jonah Robinson

Los Angeles, CA

  • The Little Mermaid — Chef / Ensemble

  • Footloose — Ren McCormack

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Goran

  • Urinetown — Barrel

  • 42nd Street — Doctor / Ensemble

Jonah is thrilled to be making his Post Playhouse debut in the 2018 season! He is a proud graduate of the University of Miami where he received a BFA in musical theatre. Find him this summer exploring every inch Fort Robinson! Some places you may have seen him are the Marin Shakespeare Company (The Three Musketeers), Zoetic Stage Miami (Fun Home, Sunday in the Park with George), The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre (The Drowsy Chaperone, Guys & Dolls, Children of Eden) or the Utah Shakespeare Festival (The Greenshow, Mary Poppins, South Pacific). Thank you Tom and Dewayne for this opportunity! SDJE and NPR- Love you guys so much! See more at: JonahRRobinson.com

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Devon Rose

Santa Fe, NM

  • The Little Mermaid — Ariel

  • Footloose — Urleen

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Ensemble

  • Urinetown — Little Sally

  • 42nd Street — Gladys

Devon is thrilled to be spending her summer at Post Playhouse! In the past year, she was seen in Legally Blonde (Elle Woods) and The Little Mermaid (Ariel) at Clear Space Theatre Company, First Date (Casey) at North 4th Arts Center, and White Christmas (Rita, u/s Judy) at Prather Entertainment. New York credits include A Chorus Line (Val) at The Secret Theatre, Carrie (Sue) at Westchester Sandbox Theatre, and Gypsy (Louise) at Yorktown Stage opposite Tony-nominee Sally Mayes. Other favorite roles include: Grease (Sandy), Lysistrata Jones (Lysistrata), Xanadu (Kira/Clio), Shrek (Fiona u/s, perf.), The Wedding Singer (Holly), Chicago (Roxie), and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Christine). B.F.A. Musical Theatre, The Boston Conservatory. www.devonfrieder.com

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Ben Salters

New York, New York/ Biloxi, Mississippi

  • The Little Mermaid — King Triton

  • Footloose — Reverend Shaw

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Grandpa Potts/Ensemble

  • Urinetown — President Cladwell

  • 42nd Street — Julian Marsh

Ben is super excited for his first season at Post Playhouse! Originally from Mississippi, he relocated to New York to pursue a Master’s degree at NYU in Music Theatre performance and vocal pedagogy/voice science and health. Past favorite credits include: Madame Dilly (On the Town), Pirate King (Pirates of Penzance), Antipholous of Ephesus (Boys From Syracuse), Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady), and Phil Davis (White Christmas). Huge shoutout to his mentors, friends and family for their continuous support and guidance in allowing him to continue to pursue his dreams.

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Wally Seiler

Alliance, NE

  • Footloose — Principal / Ensemble

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Ensemble

  • 42nd Street — Abner

Wally is returning to the Post Playhouse, Inc., for a seventh season and can’t think of a better way to spend a summer. Previously, he has appeared on the Playhouse stage as Andrew Carnes (Oklahoma!). Pawnee Bill (Annie Get Your Gun), Baron Elberfeld (The Sound of Music), Arvide Abernathy (Guys and Dolls), Russell Tinsworthy (Nine to Five), Ensemble (Hollywood: a Cabaret), Baldy (A Man of No Importance), the King (Cinderella), Mayor Rufus Poindexter and Senator Wingwoah (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Sir Not Appearing and Monk (Spamalot) and Bookseller and Ensemble (Beauty and the Beast), Ziggy and Mr. Hilltop (Young Frankenstein), Everett Baker (Crazy for You) and Father Alexandrios (Mamma Mia!). Wally is grateful to be a part of the magic that is created on the stage of the Post Playhouse, Inc.

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Joshua Smith

Chadron, NE

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Jeremy Potts

Joshua Smith was born in Colorado Springs, CO. He lived there for 5 years, before moving to Chadron, NE in 2013, and is a current resident of Chadron, NE. He is 10 years old, homeschooled and will be in 6th grade. Joshua has done theatrical work in: Missoula Children’s Theater Jungle Book – Wolfie. Stars of Tomorrow Talent Show – Gregorian chant “Kyrie” (3rd Place). Missoula Children’s Theater Peter and Wendy – Michael. Annie Jr. Chadron High School Presentation – Sandy the dog/chorus. Missoula Children’s Theater Gulliver’s Travels in Space – as a Yahoo. Stars of Tomorrow Talent Show – Taps on the trumpet (3rd Place). Ongoing productions on YouTube Videos. Thank you to Dewayne and Tom for this awesome opportunity, to my parents for their love and support, and all my family and friends.

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Sara Rose Smith

Chadron, NE

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Jemima Potts

Sara Rose Smith was born in Colorado Springs, CO. She lived there for 7 years, before moving to Chadron, NE in 2013, and is a current resident of Chadron, NE. She is 12 years old, homeschooled and will be in 8th grade. Sara Rose has done theatrical work in: Missoula Children’s Theater Jungle Book – as a Wolf. Stars of Tomorrow Talent Show – Gymnastics routine (1st Place). Missoula Children’s Theater Peter and Wendy – Shadow (Received an acting award). Annie Jr. Chadron High School Presentation – Duffy the Orphan. Missoula Children’s Theater Gulliver’s Travels in Space – as a Robot. Stars of Tomorrow Talent Show – Gymnastics routine (3rd Place). Ongoing Self directing YouTube Videos. Thank you to Dewayne and Tom for this awesome opportunity, to my parents for their love and support, and all my family and friends.

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Kendall Victory

Crawford, NE

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Greta

Kendall is returning to the Post Playhouse for her second season and is over the moon excited!! She appeared on the stage at Post Playhouse as Young Fiona in Shrek the Musical last year and can’t wait to grace the stage this year as Greta in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Kendall is 10 years old and lives in Crawford with her parents and her older sister who has also been on the post stage. She plays piano, sings and loves to be anywhere her sister is! Kendall would like to thank Tom and Dewayne for inviting her back to be a part of the Post family!!

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Keslyn Vogel

Crawford, NE

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Jamima Potts

Keslyn is ecstatic to be back at Post Playhouse for her 4th season. Keslyn’s previous roles at Post include Little Fiona in Shrek The Musical, being a mouse and carriage driver in Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and also performed as Marta von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Keslyn will be entering the 5th grade at Crawford Elementary in the fall of 2018. Keslyn has many different interests and hobbies. Some hobbies include dancing, singing, and wanting to learn to play the violin. I want to thank Dewayne and Tom for allowing me this amazing opportunity to perform at the best Playhouse in Nebraska! Also, thanks to mom and dad for all the support and being the best parents.

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Kylah Jo Vogel

Crawford, NE

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — Marta

Kylah Jo is very thrilled to be returning to the Post for her 4th season! Previous Roles include: Brigitta von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Chip in Beauty and the Beast, a mouse and carriage driver in Cinderella, and an understudy in Shrek the Musical. Kylah has many different hobbies and interests including basketball, volleyball, running, playing the piano and ukulele, and hanging out with friends and family. She would like to thank Dewayne and Tom for the amazing opportunity to be part of the best little playhouse in Nebraska. Also kudos to mom and dad for all the support they have given me throughout the years.

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Garth Moritz

Boulder, CO

  • Season Asst. Stage Manager

Garth Moritz is excited for his first season with the Post Playhouse. An Arkansas native, he’s been working in Chicago for the last five years. His favorite theater credits include How to Succeed… and Singing in the Rain with the Marriott Theater in Lincolnshire, Legally Blonde and The Little Mermaid, with the Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres in Nappanee, Ind., and Sweeney Todd with Porchlight Music Theatre in Chicago. He now lives in Boulder, Col.

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Ken Phillips

Tucson, AZ

  • Production Stage Manager

  • Lighting Designer — The Little Mermaid

Ken is extremely happy to be coming back for his fifth consecutive year at the Post Playhouse as the Production Stage Manager! Ken holds a BFA in Stage Management and as of this May just graduated with an MFA in Lighting Design from the University of Arizona. In the past, he has worked as a freelance Stage Manager in LA, working on various productions ranging from Bronies: The Musical! to the Big Hero 6 Laser Light Show at Disney’s historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. In Lighting Design, he has worked on a variety of different productions both academically and professionally, with the bulk of them being in Musical Theatre and Opera. He is also an avid stage combat enthusiast, where he has helped bring some of the Post’s past production’s stage fighting to life. He would like to thank Dewayne and Tom for having him back another year, and to give his love to his girlfriend Alexandra for all her support. To see more of his work, look at www.KGPhillips.com

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Eric Agsten

Downingtown, PA

  • Season Sound Design

Eric Agsten is very excited to be returning for his second season at The Post Playhouse! He served as Sound Designer for the 2017 season immediately following his graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he discovered his passion for theatrical sound work while pursuing a B.S. in Communications Media. Between seasons at The Post, Eric spent time as an A2 at The Merry Go Round Playhouse, designing sound for his alma mater’s production of Lizzie Borden, designing sound for Germantown Academy’s production of Spring Awakening, and working as a freelance technician in his hometown area of Downingtown PA. Eric wants to thank his family and mentors for their support and guidance.

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Dewayne Barrett

New York City via Atlanta, GA

  • Post Playhouse Artistic Director

  • Director — The Little Mermaid, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 42nd Street

  • Season Choreographer

Dewayne is very excited to be returning to the Post Playhouse for his 3rd season. as Artistic Director, Director, and Choreographer. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, he moved to New York City and began his career/training in the Big Apple. He has performed leading roles around the country such as Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, Bobby Child in Crazy For You, Riff in West Side Story, Bobby in A Chorus Line to name a few. He has directed and choreographed for national tours, regional theatres, dinner theaters, community theatres, cruise ships, movies, high schools, music videos, parades and dance companies. He now resides in Florida. This coming fall, Dewayne will be heading to Beijing, China to teach, direct/choreograph at The Central Academy of Drama. He recently premiered EDM Antigone the Rock Opera with Don Fox in Wenatchee, Washington. Don and Dewayne are planning several US tours of EDM Antigone. He is currently in the works with Phillip Michael Thomas from Miami Vice with a new musical with eyes set for Broadway.

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Max Bennett-Parker

Santa Cruz, CA

  • Music Director — Footloose, Urinetown, 42nd Street

  • Second Keyboard — The Little Mermaid, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Max is excited to be returning to the Post for his second season! He has music directed for a variety of west coast companies, shows including Assassins, Smoke, Tommy, Altar Boyz, Into the Woods, The Wiz and many more. He is the arranger/orchestrator for the new musical, Escaping Queens, with readings and productions in New York and on the west coast. Onstage, he’s been seen in Anything Goes, Urinetown, Bash and the Tom Lehrer-curated Shakespeare Deconstructed. He’s composed original music for the plays Touch, Quality of Life, and The Nether, as well as the children’s musicals Baba Yaga, and Hui Liang and the Magic Brush.

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Pheobe H. Boynton

Ithaca, NY / Los Angeles, CA

  • Season Costume Designer

Pheobe Boynton is thrilled to be returning to The Post Playhouse for her fifth season! She is a freelance costume designer and technician originally from Ithaca, NY and currently based out of Los Angeles, California. She has a bachelors in art history from Cornell University, and an MFA in theater design and technology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has done work for a wide variety of clients and companies including the Los Angeles Opera, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Kanye West, Kansas City Repertory Theater, The Unicorn Theater, Legendary Digital, Relativity Media, Investigation Discovery and Theatrical Arts International.

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Scott Cavin

Chadron, NE via Lemoore, CA

  • Season Technical Director

Scott is returning to the Post Playhouse after being a bum last summer. Scott is also an Associate Professor of Theatre at Chadron State College. His responsibilities include Designer (Scenic, Lighting, Sound, Projection), Technical Director and Production Manager for the Theatre Program. Recent designs credits (Set and/or Light) include: Money Shot, Rosencrantz & Guilderstein are Dead, Big River, Extremities, The Underpants, Little Shop of Horrors, Bus Stop, Almost Maine, Godspell, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Lost in Yonkers. Always looking for new challenges Scott also Directs at Chadron State College. Some of his recent directing Credits include: Extremities, Money Shot, The Vampire Cowboy Trilogy, The Play About the Baby, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, The Shape of Things, and Stop Kiss. You can see more of Scott’s work at www.scottcavin.com

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Don Fox

Wenatchee, WA

  • Season Scenic Designer

Don is happy to be returning for his 5th season at the Post Playhouse.  A native of Colorado Springs, CO, he is based in Wenatchee, WA.  Recent and favorite credits include lighting design for the Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, (Great American Variety Show), The Borgata Casino, Atlantic City, NJ (The Burlesque Show), Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (All Shook Up, Legally Blonde), The Moscow Ballet North American Tours 2014, 2015 (The Great Russian Nutcracker), Numerica Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee, WA (Young Frankenstein, August Osage County), and he recently created and produced the world premiere of EDM Antigone which is available as an educational production to tour nationally in 2017-2018 (www.edmAntigone.com). His extensive portfolio can be viewed at www.DonFoxDesigns.com.

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Josh Hemmo

Tucson, AZ

  • Season Lighting Designer

Josh Hemmo is thrilled to be returning to the Post Playhouse! He is from Tucson, AZ and has had the pleasure of designing all over the country. Post Playhouse credits include Crazy For You and Chicago. Other select credits include Show Risqué at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi, Cleopatra: A New Pop Experience at the Theater for the New City in New York City, full season designer for the new Scoundrel and Scamp Theater, and lighting director of the west coast tour of the Moscow Ballet’s The Great Russian Nutcracker. http://jhemmolighting.com

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Jeremie Michael

Tallahassee, FL

  • Music Director — The Little Mermaid, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

  • Second Keyboard — Urinetown, Footloose, 42nd Street

Jeremie Michael is currently a pianist for the School of Theatre at Florida State University and holds a Master of Music in theory/composition from FSU, where he recently conducted and music directed The Addams Family and Beauty and the Beast. Mr. Michael, among other distinctions, was musical director with the Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks.  While residing in New York, he was a pit musician with Broadway musicals, including Beauty and the Beast and Chicago. As a soloist, he has been featured with major ensembles across the country, including the San Francisco Symphony and the Houston Symphony. He studied piano performance at the San Francisco Conservatory and The Juilliard School, and presently lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife Elizabeth and daughter Mackenzie. More information at http://www.jeremiemichael.com.

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Tom Ossowski

Tallahasse, FL via Beatrice, NE

  • Post Playhouse Producing Artistic Director

  • Director — Urinetown

Tom Ossowski is an Associate Professor for the BFA Music Theatre Program at FSU and the Producing Artistic Director for the Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson State Park in Nebraska. At the Post Playhouse, Tom has directed Legally Blonde, Monty Python’s Spamalot, A Man of No Importance, All Shook Up, Guys and Dolls, 9 to 5, My Way, The Drowsy Chaperone, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Nunsense!, Always…Patsy Cline, Hello, Dolly!, and Oklahoma!. FSU directing credits include Beauty & the Beast, All Shook Up, Legally Blonde, Cabaret, The Drowsy Chaperone, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, On The Town, Hair, The Rocky Horror Show, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Music directing credits include Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, Ragtime, Spring Awakening, Jesus Christ Superstar, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, RENT, Into The Woods, and Urinetown. Tom directed and music directed Into The Woods and The Family for The Central Academy of Drama in Beijing. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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Ken Phillips

Tucson, AZ

  • Production Stage Manager

  • Lighting Designer — The Little Mermaid

Ken is extremely happy to be coming back for his fifth consecutive year at the Post Playhouse as the Production Stage Manager! Ken holds a BFA in Stage Management and as of this May just graduated with an MFA in Lighting Design from the University of Arizona. In the past, he has worked as a freelance Stage Manager in LA, working on various productions ranging from Bronies: The Musical! to the Big Hero 6 Laser Light Show at Disney’s historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. In Lighting Design, he has worked on a variety of different productions both academically and professionally, with the bulk of them being in Musical Theatre and Opera. He is also an avid stage combat enthusiast, where he has helped bring some of the Post’s past production’s stage fighting to life. He would like to thank Dewayne and Tom for having him back another year, and to give his love to his girlfriend Alexandra for all her support. To see more of his work, look at www.KGPhillips.com

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Jennifer Poarch

Lenoir, NC

  • Co-director — The Little Mermaid

  • Director — Footloose

Jennifer Poarch is thrilled to return to Post Playhouse to direct for the 2018 season. A graduate of Lees-McRae College, Jennifer earned both a Musical Theater and Dance degree then pursued her career in the Performing Arts. Regional directing credits include: Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, Once Upon A Mattress, Beauty And The Beast, I Love You Now Change, 9 to 5,Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cinderella, and the world premier of Screen Test. Jennifer gives thanks to her family, friends and God for all their love and support.

Musicians

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Max Bennett-Parker

Santa Cruz, CA

  • Music Director — Footloose, Urinetown, 42nd Street

  • Second Keyboard — The Little Mermaid, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Max is excited to be returning to the Post for his second season! He has music directed for a variety of west coast companies, shows including Assassins, Smoke, Tommy, Altar Boyz, Into the Woods, The Wiz and many more. He is the arranger/orchestrator for the new musical, Escaping Queens, with readings and productions in New York and on the west coast. Onstage, he’s been seen in Anything Goes, Urinetown, Bash and the Tom Lehrer-curated Shakespeare Deconstructed. He’s composed original music for the plays Touch, Quality of Life, and The Nether, as well as the children’s musicals Baba Yaga, and Hui Liang and the Magic Brush.

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Jeremie Michael

Tallahassee, FL

  • Music Director — The Little Mermaid, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

  • Second Keyboard — Urinetown, Footloose, 42nd Street

Jeremie Michael is currently a pianist for the School of Theatre at Florida State University and holds a Master of Music in theory/composition from FSU, where he recently conducted and music directed The Addams Family and Beauty and the Beast. Mr. Michael, among other distinctions, was musical director with the Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks.  While residing in New York, he was a pit musician with Broadway musicals, including Beauty and the Beast and Chicago. As a soloist, he has been featured with major ensembles across the country, including the San Francisco Symphony and the Houston Symphony. He studied piano performance at the San Francisco Conservatory and The Juilliard School, and presently lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife Elizabeth and daughter Mackenzie. More information at http://www.jeremiemichael.com.

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Tanner Schut

Corvallis, OR

  • Season Percussionist

Tanner Schut is excited to be back at Post Playhouse for its 51st season. Originally from Corvallis, Oregon, he is currently studying journalism at the University of Idaho. Tanner would like to extent his thanks to Dewayne and Tom for the opportunity, and his family for their constant love and support.

Additional Bios

R&H Theatricals

Rodgers & Hammerstein is the organization founded in 1944 by the legendary team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II to protect and license their theatrical works. R&H own the rights to the world’s most popular stage and film musicals, including Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King And I, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and The Sound Of Music. With offices in New York City and London, the theatrical licensing division, R&H Theatricals, represents the stage performance rights to over 150 musicals by more than 200 writers. Collectively these include works by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart (Babes In Arms, Pal Joey), Kern & Hammerstein (Show Boat), Kurt Weill (The Threepenny Opera, One Touch Of Venus), Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins, The Light In The Piazza), as well as the incomparable, Irving Berlin (Annie Get Your Gun, White Christmas). R&H Theatricals is home to works from Broadway (Sophisticated Ladies, Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights, [title Of Show] and First Date), Off-Broadway (Carrie The Musical, Ordinary Days, Altar Boyz, Giant, 21 Chump Street), perennials such as Once Upon A Mattress, Big River and Footloose, a Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) collection which includes Garfield The Musical With Cattitude and Mad Libs Live!, and the longest-running revues in the history of Broadway - Smokey Joe’s Cafe - and Off-Broadway - I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Rodgers & Hammerstein is an Imagem company: www.rnh.com.

Staff

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Cody Brintnall

Crawford, NE

  • Box Office Staff

Cody is very excited for his first season at the Post Playhouse. Cody just finished his junior year at Crawford High School and has performed multiple times in the school plays. He lives on his family’s sheep ranch with their four dogs. He’s looking forward to meeting everyone and hopes for a good year.

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Scott Cavin

Chadron, NE via Lemoore, CA

  • Season Technical Director

Scott is returning to the Post Playhouse after being a bum last summer. Scott is also an Associate Professor of Theatre at Chadron State College. His responsibilities include Designer (Scenic, Lighting, Sound, Projection), Technical Director and Production Manager for the Theatre Program. Recent designs credits (Set and/or Light) include: Money Shot, Rosencrantz & Guilderstein are Dead, Big River, Extremities, The Underpants, Little Shop of Horrors, Bus Stop, Almost Maine, Godspell, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Lost in Yonkers. Always looking for new challenges Scott also Directs at Chadron State College. Some of his recent directing Credits include: Extremities, Money Shot, The Vampire Cowboy Trilogy, The Play About the Baby, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, The Shape of Things, and Stop Kiss. You can see more of Scott’s work at www.scottcavin.com

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Linda Dabbs

Crawford and Omaha, NE

  • Technical Staff

  • Paint Charge

Linda is a recent transplant from Omaha to the Crawford area. She has been painting theater sets for 14 years. After being in the art field as an Art Director for various ad agencies, an outdoor billboard company, along with Art Director at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Some of the theatres she has painted for are Kountze Memorial at Mahoney State Park, Lofté Community Theatre, Manley, NE, Lincoln Community Theatre, Opera Omaha and Lincoln University Opera. Now semi retired to paint and produce pottery for her own enjoyment. She lives on a ranch north of Crawford with her faithful, but noisy dog, “Beau.” On good days she can be found wandering the hills with either camera in hand or watercolor brushes. Linda wishes to thank Kevin Colbert from the Lofté Theatre for a chance to enter the theatre world and paint his sets, but is looking forward to calling the Post Playhouse her new “Home!”

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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 even from afar.

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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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Connor Greene

Tucson, AZ

  • Master Electrician

Connor is excited to be joining the Post Playhouse Technical Team for his first year. Connor is working towards a BFA in Lighting Technology from the University of Arizona where he has worked for both Josh and Ken as Assistant Master Electrician on RENT and Epic Proportions respectively. More recent credits include Master Electrician on Arizona Repertory Theatre’s The Pajama Game and Tigers Be Still and the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Professional Training Program productions of Curse of the Starving Class and 5x10: A Night of Short Plays. He would like to thank his families of both blood and water for their endless support and understanding.

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Leo Haselhorst

Randolph, NE

  • Technical Staff

Leo Haselhorst is excited to be returning to the Post again this summer. A native of Randolph Nebraska, Leo is currently pursuing a BA in graphic design and theatre at Chadron State College. Leo has a variety of experience through carpentry and technical work at CSC, the Post Playhouse, and the Numerica Performing Arts Center. He would like to thank everyone at the Post for the opportunity to pursue his interests in theatre.

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Mickenzi Loyd

Chadron, NE

  • Box Office Staff

  • Spotlight Operator

Mickenzi is very excited to be working at the Post Playhouse this season. She is currently studying theatre at Chadron State College and is grateful for the opportunity to work with talented theatre professionals from across the country.

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Garth Moritz

Boulder, CO

  • Season Asst. Stage Manager

Garth Moritz is excited for his first season with the Post Playhouse. An Arkansas native, he’s been working in Chicago for the last five years. His favorite theater credits include How to Succeed… and Singing in the Rain with the Marriott Theater in Lincolnshire, Legally Blonde and The Little Mermaid, with the Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres in Nappanee, Ind., and Sweeney Todd with Porchlight Music Theatre in Chicago. He now lives in Boulder, Col.

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Tom Ossowski

Tallahasse, FL via Beatrice, NE

  • Post Playhouse Producing Artistic Director

  • Director — Urinetown

Tom Ossowski is an Associate Professor for the BFA Music Theatre Program at FSU and the Producing Artistic Director for the Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson State Park in Nebraska. At the Post Playhouse, Tom has directed Legally Blonde, Monty Python’s Spamalot, A Man of No Importance, All Shook Up, Guys and Dolls, 9 to 5, My Way, The Drowsy Chaperone, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Nunsense!, Always…Patsy Cline, Hello, Dolly!, and Oklahoma!. FSU directing credits include Beauty & the Beast, All Shook Up, Legally Blonde, Cabaret, The Drowsy Chaperone, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, On The Town, Hair, The Rocky Horror Show, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Music directing credits include Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, Ragtime, Spring Awakening, Jesus Christ Superstar, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, RENT, Into The Woods, and Urinetown. Tom directed and music directed Into The Woods and The Family for The Central Academy of Drama in Beijing. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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Anna Owen

Burwell, NE

  • Costume Shop Manager

Anna is very excited to be coming back to the Post Playhouse. This is her third summer here and she couldn’t be happier. Anna graduated from Chadron State College with her BA in Theater May 2016 and is currently working in Tampa, FL at Norwegian Creative Studios. Anna took the summer off to come back to the Post Playhouse and be closer to her family. She would like to thank everyone at The Post Playhouse for this wonderful opportunity and for the chance to return to this amazing community.

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Ann Stephens

Crawford, NE

  • Box Office Manager

Crawford native, Ann Stephens, is happy to be returning to the Post Playhouse for the 2018 season. At the Playhouse, she can often be found cleaning, popping corn, watering plants, or making reservations. Ann enjoys the opportunity to visit with returning customers as well as greeting those new to the 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.

Board

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Wally Seiler

Alliance, NE

  • President of the Board

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Karleen Gramberg

Chadron, NE

  • Vice President of the Board

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Jo Buchheit

Hemingford, NE

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Jess Espinoza

Crawford, Nebraska

Crawford Clipper/Harrison Sun LLC

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Ellen Feldges

Alliance, Nebraska

New York Life Insurance Company

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Lyle Fodnes

Hemingford, NE

Hemingford Ledger

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Tim Gaswick

Chadron, NE

H & R Block

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Tony Hindman

Hay Springs, NE

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Kathie King

Gordon, NE

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Danielle Lecher

Chadron, Nebraska

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Jeanine Mohr

Chadron, Nebraska

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Randy Rhine

Chadron, NE

Chadron State College

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Marge Rotherham

Crawford, NE

Post Playhouse Alum

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Janelle Visser

Hemingford, NE