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Cast, Musicians, Crew, and Staff

Jonathan Caleb Aguilar
Lubbock, Tx
  • Leader of the Pack — Chris, ensemble
  • Clue the Musical — Colonel mustard
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Pharaoh
  • The Spitfire Grill — Caleb Thorpe

Caleb is ecstatic to take part in his first summer with post playhouse! Caleb received a BA in Musical Theatre from West Texas A&M University in 2020. During his time in College he performed professionally in Texas! The Outdoor Musical where he was seen as Flip. His performances in school included Spring Awakening as George, Brooklyn the Musical as Taylor Collins, Little Women as Laurie, and Jane Eyre as Richard Mason.

Shelby Art-Koljonen
Cambridge, MA via Twentynine Palms, CA
  • Director — You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

Shelby Art-Koljonen is a Boston-based theatre artist. She works full time as the Assistant Production Manager for Brandeis University’s Department of Theater Arts. Before moving East, Shelby received her BA from Fresno State and then spent 6 years based in Montana working with Missoula Children’s Theatre: first touring nationally and internationally as an actor/director and then in the company’s tour and marketing departments. Since moving to the Boston area in 2019, Shelby has served as a stage manager, casting assistant, performer and director for various companies including Brandeis, Actor’s Shakespeare Project, Gloucester Stage Company and Fort Peck Summer Theater. For Shelby, Happiness is puzzles with friends, babysitting, and Starbucks dates with her husband. She’d like to thank Andy & the Post Team for this opportunity!

Max Ashford
Twin Cities, Minnesota
  • Leader of the Pack — Joey/Ensemble
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Judah
  • You're a Good Man Charlie Brown — Linus

Max is excited to make his Post Playhouse debut for the summer 2023 season! He is a rising sophomore at The Hartt School in Connecticut, studying Musical Theatre with a minor in Visual Communication Design. Some of his recent credits include Ride the Cyclone (Ensemble, u/s Mischa), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph). Born and raised in Minnesota, Max is excited to work in Nebraska for the summer! He would like to extend a thank you to all his family and friends who have supported him in his acting career! Instagram: @maxashford_

Isabella Ashley
Rapid City, SD
  • Leader of the Pack — Swing
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Vocal Ensemble
  • You're a Good Man Charlie Brown — Understudy

Isabella is excited for her first season at Post Playhouse. She looks forward to learning many new things. Isabella is currently getting her BA in Theatre from Chadron State College. Some of her previous credits include Working the Musical and The Thanksgiving Play.

Jacee Bates
Chadron, NE
  • Leader of the Pack — Featured Ensemble
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Benjamin

Jacee is thrilled to perform in her second season at the Post Playhouse! From her freshman year of high school performing in the Ensemble as a trombonist in the 2019 season’s The Music Man, she’s returning as Benjamin in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Featured Ensemble in Leader of the Pack as an incoming freshman at Chadron State College. From Annie in Annie Jr at just 12 years old to Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! at 18, Jacee is more than ready to take her acting career further!

Jarret Buchholz
Arnold, NE
  • Leader of the Pack — Peter/Ensemble
  • Clue the Musical — Mr. Green
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Butler
  • The Spitfire Grill — Understudy

Jarret Buchholz is excited to make his Post debut! Jarret is a recent Theatre graduate from Chadron State College. Some of his favorite roles include The Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, Scott in Evil Dead The Musical, Von Schwartzenheim in The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, and Man 1 in Working: A Musical. Jarret would like to thank his family and friends for always supporting him.

Michael Callahan
New York City, NY
  • Choreographer — Leader of the Pack, Clue the Musical

Michael Callahan is so excited to be working at Post Playhouse this summer. Michael is a Performer/Choreographer based out of New York City. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Michael studied at The Youth Performing Arts School, Broadway Theatre Project, and Interlochen Arts Academy. He went on to earn his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Elon University. Broadway credits include Aladdin (Dance Captain/Fight Captain/Swing/u/s Iago) and Cinderella (Raccoon/u/s Jean-Michel). National Tours include Aladdin, Cinderella. Regionally, he has worked with Musical Theatre Louisville, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Goodspeed Opera House, Transcendence Theatre Company, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, TUTS, Hangar Theatre and Derby Dinner Playhouse. Currently, Michael is in the Broadway Production of Aladdin the Musical and is the Dance Supervisor of Aladdin-Mexico City. www.michaelcallahan.me

Mariah Cathey
Billings, MT
  • Deck Stage Manager — The Spitfire Grill
  • Leader of the Pack — Mickey
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Potipher's Wife

Making her Post Playhouse debut, Mariah Cathey is thrilled to be part of the 2023 season. Originally from Culbertson, MT, she looks forward to any opportunity to share her passion for theatre. Mariah spent the last nine years at Fort Peck Summer Theatre in shows such as Mamma Mia, Peter Pan, as well as a fan favorite, Grease. Mariah is currently pursuing a degree at Rocky Mountain College in Theatre Arts: Performance and cheerleading on the RMC Cheer Team. She hopes to continue sharing her talents with everyone for years to come. She would like to thank her mother, Kelly, and her sister, Michaela, for always supporting her. Most of all, she would like to thank Andy Meyers for helping her find her voice.

Nick Cochran
Chicago IL
  • Costume Designer — Leader of the Pack, Clue the Musical, The Spitfire Grill

Nick Cochran is a Chicago based Costume Designer, Actor, and Artist. After graduating from Plymouth State University with a major in Theatrical Design, and a minor in Acting. Nick began to work at several regional theaters most frequently at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse In Meredith NH. Most recently Nick was working on the wardrobe crew for The Goodman theatre’s production of The Cherry Orchard. This is Nick’s first time with Post he is designing Clue The Musical Leader of the Pack and The Spitfire Grille.

Haley Alexa Court
New York City, NY
  • Leader of the Pack — Annie Golden
  • Clue the Musical — Miss Scarlet
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Zebulum, u/s Narrator
  • You're a Good Man Charlie Brown — Sally

Haley is eager and excited to be making her Post Playhouse debut! While her roots are in Missoula, Montana, she is currently living in NYC. Her most recent performance in the new musical My True Love was featured at the 2023 Spark Theatre Festival. She has been featured at Fort Peck Summer Theatre and Bigfork Summer Playhouse. Favorite roles include Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes, Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical, Heidi in [title of show], Little Sally in Urinetown, Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show LIVE!, and Logainne Schwartzy in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Haley is forever thankful for the endless love and support of her friends and family!

Hudson Crowe
Roanoke, VA
  • Music Director — Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Spitfire Grill

Hudson Crowe is a pianist, music director, percussionist, conductor, vocalist, arranger, and composer from Roanoke, Virginia. Hudson’s musical interests span from solo piano, composition, conducting, and arranging, to percussion ensemble, drum corps, dance, and theatre. He has played for shows like The Secret Garden and The Addams Family (Virginia Children’s Theatre), Once Upon a Mattress (Virginia Tech), and has AMD’d Radford University’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. Hudson is thrilled to be joining Post Playhouse as a music director for his first season! If you want to learn more about Hudson, check out his website! www.hudsoncrowe.com

William Demanoiw
Billings, MT via NYC
  • Leader of the Pack — Co-Music Director
  • Clue the Musical — Music Director

William is a recent transplant to Billings, MT after 22 yrs and over 300 shows in NYC. He served on the faculties of New York Film Academy and Harvard University. His private coaching clients appeared in over 75 Broadway productions ranging from Wicked to Frozen to Phantom Of The Opera. He could last be seen touring New Zealand with the incomparable Ginger Minj from RuPaul’s Drag Race in Crossdresser For Christ!: The Musical and numerous shows at Billings Studio Theatre including Murder On The Orient Express, It Shoulda Been You, and Brighton Beach Memiors. William loves dividing his time as an actor, singer, pianist, music director, vocal coach, and visual artist. Please visit www.WilliamDemaniowArts.com

Don Denton
Chattanooga, TN
  • General IT

Don has stepped down from his position of designing all Post Playhouse’s printed and digital materials and taking care of the bulk of the marketing related tasks. It was a fun 13 years, but he is very happy to have extra time with his family, now that his main responsibility to the Playhouse is making sure the website works and everyone gets their emails. Best of luck to all the new, talented folks who are stepping in to keep creating art in the Northwest corner of Nebraska!

Sophie DeYoung
San Antonio, TX
  • Leader of the Pack — Gina
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Narrator
  • The Spitfire Grill — Shelby

Sophie is ecstatic to make her Post Playhouse debut! Sophie is a Texas native, and a rising junior pursuing her BFA in Musical Theatre at Texas Christian University. She was most recently seen in The Mystery of Edwin Drood as a Swing, and in the Ensemble of The Wild Party at Theatre TCU. Regional credits include: Elf the Musical and Mary Poppins at the Public Theatre of San Antonio. She wants to thank her incredibly supportive family and friends, as well as the Post family for such an incredible opportunity. Follow her on Instagram! @sophiedeyoung

Danny Durr
NEW YORK
  • Director/Choreographer — Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Danny is a singer, dancer, choreographer, director, and teaching artist. Danny has worked at such theatres as Arizona Broadway Theatre, Millbrook Playhouse, The Cumberland Theatre, The Wick Theatre, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Stage Door Theatre, and New Bedford Festival. He’s also a Resident Choreographer for Norwegian Creative Studios, as well as a teaching artist for Inside Broadway in NY. Danny has choreographed the 2021 and 2022 National Tour of A Christmas Carol and most recently Brooklyn the musical at Baruch College in NYC. Danny is excited to be back at Post Playhouse after being a company member in 2018. Danny wants to thank his fiance Andrew for his love and support. www.dannydurr.com, IG: @dannyjdurr

Ashley Mae Fenton
Lubbock, TX
  • Costume Designer — Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

Ashley is a current student at Texas Tech University, and this is her first season at Post Playhouse! She has also designed costumes for Texas Tech dance productions, Fly by Night, and Newsies. She is very grateful for her mom and grandma who taught her how to sew, and set her on this path of costume design.

Elle Fisher
Edmonds, WA
  • Leader of the Pack — Ellie Greenwich
  • Clue the Musical — Detective
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Brother
  • The Spitfire Grill — Effy

Elle is thrilled to be making her Post Playhouse debut this summer season and this is also her first time in Nebraska! Originally from Edmonds WA, Elle is a recent graduate of the University of Montana where she received her BFA in musical theatre. Favorite credits from the University include: She Loves Me (Ilona Ritter), as well as Spring Awakening (Wendla). Other favorites include Bring it on the Musical (Campbell) at the Village Theatre, The 25th Annual Putnam county Spelling bee (Olive) at MCT, and Into The Woods (Jacks Mom) at the Driftwood Players. Elle wants to thank Andy Meyers and the production team for this opportunity, and her parents for their love and support through all of her endeavors.

Magdalena Fisher
Chadron, NE
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Ensemble

Magdalena, 9 years old and a soon to be 4th grader from Chadron, NE is the daughter of Tyler Fisher and Brandon/Kristin Ritterbush. Magdalena has been on stage before playing a fairy and lost child in Peter Pan Jr. and most recently Marta in The Sound of Music in 2022 at the Post Playhouse. She has also been involved in dance and gymnastics along with being a “little sister” in the Teen & Miss Scholarship pageants. Magdalena enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog Jazee, swimming, singing, piano, and 4-H. She is thrilled to part of the amazing cast and crew again this year and is looking forward to developing memories and friendships.

Brooke Galván
Clarkston, MI
  • Remote Box Office Staff

Brooke is thrilled to be joining Post Playhouse for another season, this time as the remote assistant box office manager. She is an actress with experience stretching from the Quad Cities to the south suburbs of Chicago. When she isn’t answering the phones from home, you’ll find her writing freelance scripts and monologues, playing with her new baby boy, and exploring the outdoors. She wishes so much to be able to support our talented cast from the audience! Break legs, everyone!

Darren Green
Glendive, MT
  • Props Designer
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Naphtali
  • You're a Good Man Charlie Brown — Calling Stage Manager
  • The Spitfire Grill — The Visitor

Darren is ecstatic for his first season at Post Playhouse! He is especially delighted to be reunited with so many great people and to work on some amazing shows together. Darren loves performing live Foley, doing fire tricks, and tap dancing (not all at the same time). When home in Glendive, MT, Darren likes spending time with his friends at Grandview Retirement Center and Eastern Montana Veterans Home. Darren is a graduate of Millikin University and Lincoln Christian University. He loves to meet people who come to the show, so if you see him at the theatre or around the park, be sure to say, “Hi!” Darren would like to thank God, his family, and his friends at White Chapel for their love and support.

Jmonet Hill
New York City
  • Leader of the Pack — Darlene Love
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Brother
  • You're a Good Man Charlie Brown — Lucy

Most of the last year has been spent Producing and Directing everything from TV Shows to Plays. While thriving under Different Bro Productions- which she co-founded- Jmonet is so excited to create, play and be back on stage more than ever this summer. This lover of visual art & afternoon tea can’t wait to experience all the serendipity Nebraska and Post Playhouse will bring. Recent credits include Off-Broadway: Chasing Andy Warhol, Regional: Rock of Ages, The Comedy of Errors, National Tour: A Christmas Carol.

So much Love and Gratitude. Black Lives Matter. @jmonethill

Bill Huntington
Hay Springs, NE
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Jacob

Bill is happy to be performing on the Post Playhouse stage for his third summer. You may have seen Bill in The Music Man, Damn Yankees, or Something Rotten. Bill is looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Thanking Andy for this opportunity.

Kathryn Kulaga
Phoenix, AZ
  • Stage Management Team
  • Calling Stage Manager — Leader of the Pack, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Deck Stage Manager — Clue the Musical, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

Kathryn is absolutely thrilled about her debut summer at Post Playhouse! She is currently entering the third year of her BFA Design & Technology degree, with an emphasis in Stage Management at the University of Arizona. Some of her previous selected credits are Freshman/Sophomore Showcase (Stage Manager), Head Over Heels (ASM), Vaud (ASM), Legally Blonde (ASM), High Fidelity (ASM), and more! Musicals have always had a special place in her heart, so Post has been a dream! She wants to thank her two favorite people, Suzanne and Jim for always supporting her dreams. For more on Kathryn, see her website kathrynkulaga.com. Enjoy the show!

Em Laudeman
Cleveland, OH
  • Interim Executive Director

Em is delighted to be part of the administrative team, supporting Andy Meyers through the transition into his first year at Post! Em worked as an actress at Post Playhouse for four seasons spanning from 2009-2019 before joining the administrative team. She received her BFA in music theatre from Elon University and her MPA in nonprofit management from Indiana University. Em has worked in administration and advancement for arts organizations around the country since 2015, most notably The Cleveland Orchestra and the San Diego Symphony. You may remember Em on the Post Playhouse stage in The Wizard of Oz ‘10 (Dorothy), Oklahoma! ‘12 (Laurie), and The Music Man ‘19 (Marian). She looks forward to visiting her home away from home in Nebraska this summer and bringing her husband and 2 year old daughter along!

Christopher Lidgett
Norfolk, NE
  • Technical Crew

Chris is grateful to come back for another season of bringing this summer stock to life! Chris is has recently earned his Bachelor’s in Technical Theatre and Design at Chadron State College. Chris has been involved in backstage work at CSC since the fall of 2019 and has been involved in shows since his days at Norfolk Senior High School.

Sydney Mammano
South Jordan, UT
  • Assistant Media and Scenic Design

Syd is beyond excited to be working at Post Playhouse for the first time. She is even more excited to be working with her friend Stephen Seder with scenic design and media this season. Syd was recently found at the Arizona Theatre Company as the stage management apprentice where worked on shows Cinderella, An American in Paris, and Chorus Line. She wants to thank her family for being there for her and her best friend Kate for always pushing her and encouraging her. Thank you to you too for watching!

Sean Mannix
New York, NY
  • Leader of the Pack — Gus Sharkey
  • Clue the Musical — Professor Plum
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Potiphar, Brother
  • You're a Good Man Charlie Brown — Charlie Brown

Sean is thrilled to be joining the team at Post Playhouse this summer! Select Theatre: Murder On The Orient Express (Hector Macqueen, Prather Productions), Into The Woods (Steward, Barnstormers Theatre), Rise of the Goatman (Leslie/Powell, Theater For The New City), A Christmas Carol (Boy Scrooge/Peter Cratchit, Perseverance Productions), Brothers Wright (Wilbur Wright, Scantic River Productions), Twelfth Night (Feste, Camden Shakespeare Festival), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Nick, Black Box PAC, BroadwayWorld NJ Winner Best Supporting Performer in a Play). Film/TV: Fractals, Welcome To Hope. Recording: Brothers Wright (Wilbur Wright, Original Cast Recording). BFA: NYU Tisch, Atlantic Acting School. Special thanks to Andy Meyers for the amazing opportunity, and to his parents for their invaluable support. Sean dedicates his performance, along with everything good he does, to his Oma. Instagram: @Seanpatrickmannix

Robert McCandlish
Calhoun, LA
  • Leader of the Pack — Jeff Barry
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Brother (One More Angel)
  • The Spitfire Grill — Joe Sutter

Robert McCandlish is thrilled to be making his Post Playhouse debut! He is a graduate of Northwestern State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Musical Theatre. Since graduating, Robert has had the chance to travel the world as a Principal Vocalist for the Regent Seven Seas Navigator, and played Rusty Charlie in Springer Opera House’s Guys and Dolls. He is excited for his first summer out in corn country! Insta: @rmccandlish

Andy Meyers
Missoula, MT
  • Producing Artistic Director

Andy is an actor, director, playwright, and arts administrator, working at theatre across the country, including the Tony Award winning McCarter Theatre, Herb Strauss Big Arts, Luna Stage and Arizona Broadway Theatre. He’s also Artistic Director of Fort Peck Summer Theatre and was previously Managing Director for Performing Arts at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, NY. As an actor, Andy has appeared in the national tours of Annie, Bus Stop and A Christmas Carol, and starred Off-Broadway in the 35th Anniversary Revival of Dames at Sea and Circle of Friends.

Andy is a graduate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Boston, Wagner College in NYC and holds post graduate degrees in Musical Theatre and Nonprofit Management from University of Montana.

Charlie Murtha
Wilmington, NC
  • Leader of the Pack — Lou, Ensemble
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Joseph
  • You're a Good Man Charlie Brown — Schroeder

Charlie is thrilled to be making his Post Playhouse debut! He is an upcoming junior at UNC Greensboro getting his BFA in musical theatre. His past roles at the university include Joey Primo/Stacee Jaxx U/S in Rock of Ages and Phil/Burrs U/S in The Wild Party! He’s so excited to meet the extremely talented cast and crew as well. This is the farthest he’s ever traveled from North Carolina to perform and he can’t wait to get started on such a wonderful season!

Taylor Noll
Richmond, VA
  • Leader of the Pack — Patti
  • Clue the Musical — Miss White
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Brother
  • The Spitfire Grill — Percy Talbott

Taylor Noll is so excited to be in Nebraska for the first time! She is an avid podcast listener, amateur crocheter and a host to a very needy sweet tooth. After graduating from college in 2020, she has been working professionally as an actor and occasionally as a bookseller. Her most favorite roles so far are The Spitfire Grill (Percy, Fort Peck Summer Theatre), The Wright Stuff (Katherine, Virginia Repertory Theatre) and Silent Sky (Henrietta, Lees-McRae College)

She is ever indebted to Andy Meyers for the opportunities and the community he has given her. ♡ (and also to her cat George Gershwin, who she misses exponentially!) Enjoy the show!

Hannah Norgard
Chadron, NE
  • Leader of the Pack — Ensamble

Hannah is thrilled to join the Post Playhouse this season! As a 2005 graduate of the CSC Theatre program, she completed a full internship at the Olney Theater Center out in Maryland in 2007. She had many summer stock opportunities, has been a part of the Post Playhouse in the past as Front of House/ Box office and wardrobe, and she served as costume designer for the CSC theater department for a few seasons after graduation. Then there were a few side Quests and other life challenges, so it has been a few years since she has had the joy of performing! Hannah and her husband live in Chadron with their 2 young children, and she currently works at Western Community Health Resources

Ken Phillips
Tucson, AZ
  • Season Lighting Designer
  • Production Manager

Ken is extremely thrilled to be coming back for his eighth season at the Post Playhouse; this year as the Production Manager and Season Lighting Designer. He is currently at the University of Arizona where he teaches as an Assistant Professor of Lighting Design; as well as serving as the Theatre Department’s Production Manager. Primarily his work has been in Musical Theatre & Opera working on productions around the country. To view his work, please feel free to visit his website at KGPhillips.com. He would like to thank the community for always welcoming him back, for his parents support, and the love of his wonderful wife, Alexandra.

Wendy Rhoads
Chadron, NE
  • Leader of the Pack — Co-Music Director

Wendy is thrilled to be working with the Post Playhouse cast and crew for the first time! Before returning home to Chadron, she worked as a musical theatre talent coach and enjoyed many years of directing summer stock theatre in the Denver metro area. She is blessed to be currently teaching and directing in Chadron. rhoads.studios@gmail.com

Rhedyn Rising
Whitney, NE
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Ensemble

Rhedyn attends Chadron Middle School. Loves to listen to music do crafts and her cat Poof.

Connor Romandine
Oconto Falls, WI
  • Leader of the Pack — Keith/Ensemble
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Simeon
  • You're a Good Man Charlie Brown — Snoopy

Connor is so excited to be making his Post Playhouse Debut this year! Connor is currently studying at the University of Montana for his BFA in musical theater. He has recently been a part of productions of both She Loves me and Cabaret. Connor would like to thank his entire family for all the love and support they give him!

Stephen Alan Seder
Dillon, MT
  • Scenic and Media Designer
  • Director — Clue the Musical

Stephen is excited to be joining the Post Playhouse family this summer! Stephen is an interdisciplinary theatre and media artist from Montana. He is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at The University of Montana Western and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College. He also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts from the University of Montana. Stephen was a technical director and adjunct instructor for Carroll College for four years and has worked for the Virginia City Players, Myrna Loy Center, Helena Theatre Company, Grandstreet Theatre, Blue Slipper Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Venture Theatre, and Billings Studio Theatre. Learn more on stephenalanseder.com, or follow him on Instagram: @seder.stephen.

Pat Sibley
Seattle, WA
  • Leader of the Pack — Rose
  • Clue the Musical — Mrs. Peacock
  • The Spitfire Grill — Hannah

Pat is pleased to be returning to the Post Playhouse having worked here in 1983! At that time she lived in her hometown of Van Nuys (LA), California. She has been living in Seattle the last 30 years where she has worked in many of the local theatres. She has also worked in Idaho, Montana, Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Florida. Pat has done 5 National Tours: Aunt Ellen in Oklahoma!, Mrs.Pugh in Annie, The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of OZ, Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein and Mama in Memphis.

Matthew Smith
Chadron, NE
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Nephew

Matthew is very excited to return to the Post Playhouse for his second season! Matthew is a 7th grade student at Chadron Middle School and has been active in theater since his debut role as Santa Clause in the kindergarten Christmas musical. Matthew has previously starred as Michael in Peter Pan Jr., Friedrich Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and Crutchie in Newsies Jr.. Matthew is active in his dance studio studying tap, ballet and musical theater dance and attends voice lessons to perfect his favorite songs! He enjoys competing with his travel basketball team, fishing with his family and making people laugh. He is honored to join the 2023 season as a Nephew in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!

Ann Stephens
Crawford, NE
  • Box Office Manager

Ann Stephens has worked as part of the Post Playhouse for many summers, first as a volunteer usher, a volunteer in the concession stand, and for the past several years, she has managed the Box Office. Before retirement, Ann had a long and rewarding career as a classroom teacher and as a public education administrator, working in Texas, Arizona, Idaho and Nebraska before joining Post Playhouse staff. In off-season months, Ann enjoys being with her grandchildren, reading, baking, and volunteering throughout her home community of Crawford. Whether you are ready to make additional reservations for more of our superb productions or ready to enjoy some treats at intermission, you’re likely to see Ann… and she’s USUALLY smiling.

Adday Tewahade
Chadron, NE
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Ensemble

Adday is excited to be on stage at the Post Playhouse for second season. She thoroughly enjoyed her time portraying Louisa in the Sound of Music last year and is looking forward to spending another summer amongst an amazing cast and crew. In her free time, Adday enjoys making up new dance moves, belting her favorite show tunes, acting and running outdoors.

Dana Tewahade
Chadron, NE
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Ensemble

Dana is thrilled to spend another summer with her daughter Adday at the Post Playhouse. In her free time, Dana enjoys riding gravel trails with her husband, constructing musical sets with friends and watching her daughters perform on stage.

Elizabeth Trattles
Atlanta, GA
  • Associate Artistic Director
  • Leader of the Pack — Shelley
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Dan

Originally from Elberta, Alabama and a graduate of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) Program at the University of Southern Mississippi (2021), Elizabeth quickly dove into the world of technical theatre when she stage managed Perseverance Productions’ A Christmas Carol National Tour in 2021. She returned to A Christmas Carol in 2022 to both act in (Millie, Ensemble) and company manage the tour. She also spent several months last year working on and acting in shows in Farmington, NM. These shows include The Music Man (Ensemble), The Pirates of Penzance (Daughter/Policeman), Annie (Lily), and Sweeney Todd (Featured Soloist). She also stage managed the World Premiere of Gene Kelly’s Lost Musical. She is thrilled to be a part of both the production team and cast this summer at Post Playhouse!

Reese Watson
Chadron
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Niece

Reese is 8 years old and very excited to join the Post Playhouse for her second season. Reese played Gretl in The Sound of Music during the Post Playhouse’s 2022 season, as well as Oscar Delancey in the Chadron Public School’s 2022 Summer Musical Newsies. Reese will be entering second grade at Chadron Primary School and enjoys art, music, softball, being outside, as well as playing with her cousins and two younger brothers: Grant (5) and Reid (2). She is looking forward to another summer of learning and being inspired by all the amazing people associated with the Post Playhouse. Reese is the daughter of Matt and Loni Watson. Reese, and her parents, would like to thank everyone at the Post Playhouse for their kindness and encouragement.

Staci Weidner
Glendive, MT
  • Season Sound Engineer

Staci Weidner is happy to spend her first Summer at Post! Originally from Glendive Montana, Staci earned a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Vocal Performance from The University of Montana in Missoula. Frequently working both onstage and off, Staci has spent most of the past six and a half years traveling North America with Missoula Children’s Theatre. Staci’s favorite show credits include Scrooge’s Mother in A Christmas Carol at Missoula Community Theatre, Fermina in Man of La Mancha and Mrs. Darling/Crocodile in Peter Pan with Fort Peck Summer Theatre. Favorite directing credits include Making the Band,Golly Gee Whiz!, and Seizing Radiance. Staci would like to thank her beloved friends, family, and mentors for all of the guidance and support they continue to provide no matter where life takes her.

Mesa Winder
Pierre, SD
  • Stage Management team
  • Deck Stage Manager — Leader of the Pack, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Calling Stage Manager — Clue the Musical, The Spitfire Grill

Mesa is thrilled to join the Post Playhouse team and return to the Midwest for an amazing summer! She is entering her third year studying Stage Management and Arts Administration at the University of Arizona, where her most recent production credits include assistant stage managing for Legally Blonde, New Directions Festival, and Showcase. In her free time, Mesa loves to explore the outdoors and discover new ice cream flavors. She would like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her.

Isabella Winters
Crawford, NE
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Ensemble

Hello, welcome to the Post Playhouse. My name is Isabella Winters. I am ten years old and will be a fifth grader next year at the Chadron Middle School. I auditioned for the Post Playhouse by singing acapella “Heads Carolina Tails California” by Cole Swindell. I was ecstatic when my mom informed me I was cast as part of the ensemble in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat play. When I am not busy with school, I enjoy playing with my friends, bike riding, volleyball, dance and 4H activities. I also enjoy attending our local Lutheran church. I have a four-year-old sister who keeps me on my toes and makes me laugh. Thank you for coming out and supporting the performing arts.

Kenley Wood
Douglas, WY
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat — Ensemble

Kenley is thrilled to join the stage for the first time at the Post Playhouse. She has been attending shows every summer since she was six years old and has dreamed of one day being a part of the production. Her stage experience includes being asked as a middle school student to be part of the Ensemble in her local high school productions of Guys and Dolls and Cinderella and playing the part of Hortencia in Matilda Jr.. Kenley would like to thank her Grandma Dee for driving her to Crawford every summer and sharing her love of the theatre and her Mom, Dad, sister Wesley and brother Bosten for their unending love and support.

Board

Janelle Visser
Hemingford, NE
  • President of the Board
Wally Seiler
Alliance, NE
  • Vice President of the Board
Alex Helmbrecht
  • Secretary
Jim Gardner
Chadron, NE
  • Treasurer
Irene Hughes
Crawford, NE
Danielle Lecher
Chadron, NE
Jeanine Mohr
Chadron, Nebraska
Ali Redden
Crawford, NE
(Sara Taylor not pictured)
Sara Taylor
Chadron, NE
Matt Watson
exterior of Post Playhouse

Post Playhouse, Inc. is Northwestern Nebraska's favorite live theatre company, producing several musicals running in a repertory schedule every summer by bringing together highly skilled creative professionals from across the country and nearby. Post Playhouse, Inc. performs its productions at the theatre in Fort Robinson State Park.

Contact information

Nebraska Arts Council logo

The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported the programs of this organization through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization.

Chadron State College logo

Chadron State College is a proud sponsor of the Post Playhouse. CSC routinely donates lighting equipment, sound equipment, and costumes to the theatre to help Post Playhouse bring you the very best looking and sounding shows you'll see in Western Nebraska.

Nebraska Game and Parks logo

Post Playhouse Incorporated produces its summer season at the theatre on Fort Robinson State Park. The fort is run by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

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