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Meet the Cast of CREEPY CABARET

ASHLEY ARNOLD is so excited to be visiting her hometown and back on the Theatre Arlington stage! She can currently be seen performing (well…when she’s not furloughed due to Covid-19) at the Walt Disney World Resort in Finding Nemo the Musical (Dory, Deb, Peach), Universal Studios Orlando (Sing It! & The Hogwarts School Frog Choir), and all over Florida. Thanks and love to Mom, Scott, her dog Libby, and her amazing hubby Pete. And the biggest of thanks to Mr. Steve Morris for this opportunity! Love you! Happy Halloween!

E. SCOTT ARNOLD has been performing on the stage for over 25 years. Credits include: The Secret Garden (Archie, nom. BroadwayWorld.com DFW Best Actor in a Musical), Disney’s Tarzan (Kerchak), Seussical the Musical (Horton the Elephant), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Big Bopper), Urinetown The Musical (Fipp), Children of Eden (Father), Footloose (Shaw), Into the Woods (Baker), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Doctor Baugh), 12 Angry Jurors (Juror #7), The Fantasticks (Bellomy), Clue: The Musical (Prof. Plum), Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Reuben) Big (MacMillon), Of Mice and Men (Boss), three productions of Jekyll and Hyde (Bishop of Basingstoke, Sir Danvers Carew), three productions of Big River (Pap Finn), two productions of Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye), and many more that he cannot remember. Most recently he was seen as the Ghost of Christmas Present in Osceola Arts’ production of Scrooge the Musical. Scott has also been a member of EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional Cast Choir for the past 4 years.

LANDRY BECKLEY is honored to make his Theatre Arlington Debut. Landry has been seen locally in the DFW Metroplex at Six Flags Over Texas as the Witchdoctor from Arania’s Nightmare and Vocalist in Country Young Gunz. Landry’s recent roles include: Paris in Romeo & Juliet, Jesus in Godspell, and Medvedenko in The Seagull. Landry would like to thank the people that granted him this opportunity and to those who have supported him every step of the way. Yuk! Yuk! Good Show!

CHRISTINE CHAMBERS burst into the world singing straight out of the womb! Since then she has earned a bachelor’s degree in musical theater from Shenandoah University and an Opera Performance Diploma from University of Connecticut. She has performed all over the U.S. including NYC as Eva Peron in Evita (Broadway) and the Broadway National Tour. She has performed in many professional Cabarets and Operas. While thinking that performing was her true purpose in life, she discovered her “dharma” was and is teaching voice and performance coaching! She has a private studio in Arlington and is an adjunct professor of theater voice at TX Wesleyan University and the Head Voice Instructor at The Dallas Conservatory.

LESLIE HOPTON-JONES grew up near Dallas, Texas where she started performing at a young age. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a BFA in Musical Theatre where she played the role of Eva Peron in Evita. Leslie has performed in theme parks, industrial shows, musicals, plays, videos, and vocal recordings all over the US. She currently teaches dance, voice and acting.

LORI WOODS has been the head of the Dance Program at Lamar High School going on twenty years. She has an Associate Degree in musical theatre from Mt. View College and a bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Texas Wesleyan University. She grew up dancing at Miss Persis Studio of Dance and Dance Theatre of Arlington where she also began her teaching career at the age of 15.During her high school and college years, she sang and danced in shows at Six Flags Over Texas in the Southern Palace Theatre which led to a great career on the stage performing at local and regional theatres as well as corporate and industrial shows all over the country.She was chosen as best actress in a musical for her performance of Adelaide in Guys and Dolls as well as fan favorite here at Theatre Arlington. Other TA credits include Paulette in Legally Blonde, Sonia Walsk in They’re Playing Our Song and Chrissy Callahan in Hooray for Holidays.She also recently served as the choreographer for TA’s production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Some of her other favorite roles include Charity in Sweet Charity, Bebe in A Chorus Line, Velma in Chicago, and Lorraine in 42nd Street.In their extra time, she and her husband serve as foster parents for Tzu Zoo Rescue saving the world one lucky dog at a time.Love to Steven D. Morris for a lifetime of playing shows together.

Meet the Cast of COMEDY TONIGHT!

LANDRY BECKLEY is honored to make his Theatre Arlington Debut. Landry has been seen locally in the DFW Metroplex at Six Flags Over Texas as the Witchdoctor from Arania’s Nightmare and Vocalist in Country Young Gunz. Landry’s recent roles include: Paris in Romeo & Juliet, Jesus in Godspell, and Medvedenko in The Seagull. Landry would like to thank the people that granted him this opportunity and to those who have supported him every step of the way. Yuk! Yuk! Good Show!

DONOVAN MARIE LAWSON grew up on the TA stage in various shows and continues to love performing on this stage as an adult. Donovan is a graduate of Oklahoma City University where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre for Young Audiences with a Directing minor. She started performing at a young age at Miss Persis Studio, around DFW, and working in many children’s theatres. Donovan is the Marketing Associate and a part of the Creative Staff at North Texas Performing Arts. Credits: Rusty in Footloose (Theatre Arlington), Dorothy in Magical City of Oz (Theatre Arlington), Shy in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Theatre Arlington), Kathy in 9 to 5 (Theatre Arlington), Maxine in Hooray for Holidays! (Theatre Arlington), Broadway in the Burbs (NTPA Repertory), Beauty and the Beast (NTPA Repertory), The Addams Family (NTPA Repertory). Thank you to my family and friends for their constant love and support! Here to make you proud – to infinity and beyond, my angel Tevin.

STEVEN D. MORRIS started performing with Theatre Arlington in 1981 and has done over 70 shows here as an actor, director and writer. Steve is thrilled to be the Executive Producer at Theatre Arlington and working with such a great staff and Board of Directors. Steve received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Speech and Theatre) from UTA and Master of Arts (Theatre) from the University of Houston. Most recently Steve acquired his Non-Profit Management Certification. Steve was the Director of Theatre at Lamar High School for 27 years and when he retired the school’s auditorium was named for him. While at Lamar Steve directed over 125 shows and received numerous awards and recognition for himself and his students including Teacher of the Year. Steve is very active with his church Unity of Arlington. He is a Platform Leader and has led a small group for several years. Community service has been important to Steve for most of his adult life. He has prepared and served dinner to the residents of Samaritan House (homeless people living with HIV) once a month for 20 years. He has also volunteered with Arlington Animal Services and The Arlington Life Shelter. Steve is blessed by great love in his life from his family, friends and his canine companions Elvis and Reba. Be sure to follow Steve on twitter, although he rarely posts and is not that interesting @thefamousmorris.

DIANE POWELL dedicates her performance to her parents, Don and Terry Powell. She also thanks Donna for her continued support.

Meet the TA Production Team

STEVEN D. MORRIS (Director) started performing with Theatre Arlington in 1981 and has done over 60 shows here as an actor, director and writer. Steve is thrilled to be the Executive Producer at Theatre Arlington and working with such a great staff and Board of Directors. When Mr. Morris retired after 27 years of being the Director of Theatre at Lamar High School the school’s auditorium was named for him. Steve is very active with his church Unity of Arlington. Steve is blessed by great love in his life from his family, friends and his canine companions Elvis and Reba. Be sure to follow Steve on Twitter, although he rarely posts and is not that interesting.

JESSE FRY (Music Director/Pianist) is a native of Findlay, OH but has been a Texan since 2003. He has been involved with roughly 60 different productions at Regional and Community Theatres across DFW as keyboardist and/or music director. Last year’s highlights for him were The Drowsy Chaperone (Firehouse), The Producers (Casa), Annie (Casa), As You Like It (DTC), In the Heights (DTC), and the national tour of Miss Saigon (Bass Hall). Jesse is also the owner of the Music Institute at Carrollton Square, www.micsquare.com, and the co-founder of Trekorda, The Collaborative Musician’s Network,  www.trekorda.com. He and his wife Emily, who is a middle school choir director, live in Carrollton and have two children Molly (10) and Max (6). This is his first opportunity to work with Theatre Arlington and he is excited and grateful to be a part of this production!

AMANDA BUENO (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be working in her first production at Theatre Arlington! Her previous credits include Dark of the Moon, Anything Goes, Alice in Wonderland, and Godspell. She would like to thank her mom for her constant support and for encouraging her to get back into the theatre as well her entire family and friends for their love and support.

KEVIN BROWN (Set Designer) is extremely grateful to Steven and the entire Theatre Arlington (TA) Family. His previous shows at TA have been Blithe Spirit (Stony Award), Footloose (Stony Award), They’re Playing Our Song, Brighton Beach Memoirs (Stony Award) and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Kevin is an award-winning set designer and interior designer who owns Studio Brown Designs. His work includes, but is not limited to, Residential, Commercial, Multi-family Housing, Remodel Consultation, Merchandizing, Holiday Decor and Theatrical Set Design and Dressing. His work has been on various stages across the DFW area. Uptown Players, Stage West, OnStage in Bedford, MainStage Irving, Runway Theatre and Firehouse Theatre to name a few. Kevin’s favorite shows have been The Nance, It’s Only a Play, The Tribute Artist, Disaster the Musical, The View Upstairs, Cabaret (Column Award), Spring Awakening (Column Award), Xanadu, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Peter and the Starcatcher (Column Award), Seussical (Column Award) and Billy Elliot (Best Set Design Broadway World). Kevin is excited to team up with his friend Angie (his partner in crime). www.facebook.com/StudioBrownDesigns

ROBIN DOTSON (Properties Designer) is the proud mother of college freshman Sydney, who discovered the wonderful world of theater through Theatre Arlington ten years ago and is now majoring in musical theater! An elementary teacher by day, Robin has worked on props for many T.A. youth shows, as well as adult shows such as Calendar Girls, Legally Blonde, Footloose, 9 to 5, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at Theatre Arlington the past few seasons. Enjoy the show!

BILL EICKENLOFF (Sound Designer) is an adjunct professor and the resident Sound Designer at TCU’s Theatre Department in Fort Worth, as well as the resident Sound Designer for Theatre Arlington. He also works for Casa Manana, Lyric Stage, DBU, Mainstage Irving Las Colinas, Brick Road Theatre, Wishing Star Productions, Prism Theatrics, and the Trinity Shakespeare Festival. He is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University. See his complete bio at www.linkedin.com.

BRYAN STEVENSON (Lighting Designer) holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Texas Wesleyan University and an M.F.A. in Design from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He has designed at many local theatre companies including Fort Worth Shakespeare in the Park, Stage West, Jubilee and Circle. Nationally Bryan designs for the Boy Scouts of America National Conferences and Shows. Bryan is an active participant in the United Institute of Theatre Technology, where he has served on panels on lighting and scenic design. He is also a member Stagehands Union, IATSE Local 126.

ZACK WILSON (Light Board Operator) is in his first season with Theatre Arlington. He has recently worked on the Cabaret Series in August while attending UTA pursuing a theater design and technology degree. He is a graduate of Lamar High School where he was in Blue Curtain for 3 years and worked on every show. He wants to thank his family and girlfriend for allowing him to spend so much time up in the booth clicking buttons and Steve for giving him the chance to work here.

TAYLOR LOVE (Sound Board Operator) is currently a senior at Pantego Christian Academy. He is new to Theatre Arlington serving as a part of the tech crew. Taylor has been the student technical director for Pantego for the last two years. He has been the lighting and sound director for the majority of the recent productions and shows at Pantego including Act One, Big Fish, Rise of Robin Hood and Chapels.

ANGIE GLOVER (Scenic Artist) began her scenic painting career at Theatre Arlington in 2017 with the show Shrek Jr. Since then, Angie has continued working as Resident Scenic Artist at Theatre Arlington and is hostess for the popular paint class held there, “Paint Party with Angie!” Past artistic endeavors include fabricating styrofoam sculptures for The Gaylord Texan, Lone Star Parade Floats and at Six Flags. Angie has also provided her artistic brush painting for the Fort Worth Opera and the Museum of the American Railroad in Frisco, TX. When not at the theatre, Angie can usually be found up to her elbows in any number of artistic projects. As a starving-ish artist, Angie is always available for hire. angieglover.carbonmade.com

KAREN MURK POTTER (Costume Designer) is a designer for theatre, opera, film and television. Karen’s work has been seen in various theatres and film festivals across the country. She currently works as an Assistant Professor for Texas Wesleyan University. She worked for the California Institute of the Arts as a Costume Shop Manager and Adjunct Faculty. She lives with her two children and husband in Fort Worth, Texas and works throughout the country and in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.