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James Rudolph II

James Rudolph II (Runka)*

James is so excited to be a part of this intergalactic adventure! A Nashville native himself, James has been on stages all around town and abroad. James grew up coming to this theatre as a child and now passing the magic on as an adult is an honor and a privilege he doesn’t take lightly. He was last seen here keeping Llama awake as his toy Robot in “Llama Llama, Red Pajama”.

Favorite NCT performances include: Lahdalord (James and the Giant Peach), The Cat (Einstein is a Dummy), The Snail (A Year With Frog & Toad), Man In Suit (Dragons Love Tacos), Sebastian (The Little Mermaid), and the Wicked Witch (The Wizard of Oz). In addition to performing, James is working on a degree in music and also runs a cake business, JR’s Cake Company. He would like to thank Ernie for this opportunity, Nikki and Abby for all of their hard work, his folks for their continued love and support, and you for supporting live theatre. You rock. Special thanks to Scot Copeland. Check him out on all things social at @JaydedTheGr8; for cake, @JRsCakeCo.

James Rudolph II

James Rudolph II (Runka)*

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James Rudolph II

James Rudolph II (Runka)*

James is so excited to be a part of this intergalactic adventure! A Nashville native himself, James has been on stages all around town and abroad. James grew up coming to this theatre as a child and now passing the magic on as an adult is an honor and a privilege he doesn’t take lightly. He was last seen here keeping Llama awake as his toy Robot in “Llama Llama, Red Pajama”.

Favorite NCT performances include: Lahdalord (James and the Giant Peach), The Cat (Einstein is a Dummy), The Snail (A Year With Frog & Toad), Man In Suit (Dragons Love Tacos), Sebastian (The Little Mermaid), and the Wicked Witch (The Wizard of Oz). In addition to performing, James is working on a degree in music and also runs a cake business, JR’s Cake Company. He would like to thank Ernie for this opportunity, Nikki and Abby for all of their hard work, his folks for their continued love and support, and you for supporting live theatre. You rock. Special thanks to Scot Copeland. Check him out on all things social at @JaydedTheGr8; for cake, @JRsCakeCo.

Gerold Oliver

Gerold Oliver (Prince)*

Gerold Oliver is a Nashville Native and he has been performing for 10 years now! He is very excited to be sharing the stage with an incredibly talented cast!

Gerold Oliver

Gerold Oliver (Prince)*

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Gerold Oliver

Gerold Oliver (Prince)*

Gerold Oliver is a Nashville Native and he has been performing for 10 years now! He is very excited to be sharing the stage with an incredibly talented cast!

Abby Locke Austin (Show Run Stage Manager, Rehearsal ASM)

Abby earned her BA in Theatre Production and Design from Harding University. She has spent the past three summers as a Production Stage Manager at Stagedoor Manor while training baristas during the year. Her favorite stage management credits include Groundhog Day and BKLYN (Stagedoor Manor), Matilda (Harding University), and Steel Magnolias (Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre). She worked with Nashville Children’s Theatre as a Stage Management Intern in 2018 and is thrilled to return as a staff member for the 2022-2023 season!

Abby Locke Austin (Show Run Stage Manager, Rehearsal ASM)

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Abby Locke Austin (Show Run Stage Manager, Rehearsal ASM)

Abby earned her BA in Theatre Production and Design from Harding University. She has spent the past three summers as a Production Stage Manager at Stagedoor Manor while training baristas during the year. Her favorite stage management credits include Groundhog Day and BKLYN (Stagedoor Manor), Matilda (Harding University), and Steel Magnolias (Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre). She worked with Nashville Children’s Theatre as a Stage Management Intern in 2018 and is thrilled to return as a staff member for the 2022-2023 season!

James Rudolph II (Runka)

James is so excited to tell such a fun story with such an amazing cast of friends! James has been on stages all around town and abroad. A Nashville native himself, James grew up coming to this theatre as a child and being able to now pass the magic on as an adult is an honor and a privilege he doesn’t take lightly. He was last seen here as the baddest witch in all of Oz in last year’s production of “The Wizard of Oz”.

Favorite NCT performances include: Lahdalord (James and the Giant Peach), The Cat (Einstein is a Dummy), The Snail (A Year With Frog & Toad), Man In Suit (Dragons Love Tacos), and Uncle Homer & Sheep (Charlotte’s Web). In addition to performing, James is working on a degree in music, sharpening his skills in violin, piano, and trombone. He would like to thank Ernie and Abe for this opportunity, Hannah and Abby for all their hard work, his folks for their continued love and support, and you for supporting live theatre. You rock. James dedicates this show in loving memory of his own llama mama, Gloria. Special thanks to Scot Copeland. Check him out on all things social at @JaydedTheGr8.

James Rudolph II (Runka)

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James Rudolph II (Runka)

James is so excited to tell such a fun story with such an amazing cast of friends! James has been on stages all around town and abroad. A Nashville native himself, James grew up coming to this theatre as a child and being able to now pass the magic on as an adult is an honor and a privilege he doesn’t take lightly. He was last seen here as the baddest witch in all of Oz in last year’s production of “The Wizard of Oz”.

Favorite NCT performances include: Lahdalord (James and the Giant Peach), The Cat (Einstein is a Dummy), The Snail (A Year With Frog & Toad), Man In Suit (Dragons Love Tacos), and Uncle Homer & Sheep (Charlotte’s Web). In addition to performing, James is working on a degree in music, sharpening his skills in violin, piano, and trombone. He would like to thank Ernie and Abe for this opportunity, Hannah and Abby for all their hard work, his folks for their continued love and support, and you for supporting live theatre. You rock. James dedicates this show in loving memory of his own llama mama, Gloria. Special thanks to Scot Copeland. Check him out on all things social at @JaydedTheGr8.

LaDarra Jackel (Mama Llama)

LaDarra is so excited to make her NCT debut! Recently you may have seen her as Mother in Last Supper at The Kindling Arts Festival or as Mrs. Claus in Elf at Nashville Rep. Some favorite credits include Hair (Sheila), Closer Than Ever (Woman 1), Reefer Madness (Mae), Children of Eden (Mama Noah), 9 to 5 (Violet), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Milly), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Betty), and Rudolph (Mrs. Clause) at The Grand Ole Opry. Danny, Tallulah, and Titan thank you for always listening when I sing and watching when I dance.

LaDarra Jackel (Mama Llama)

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LaDarra Jackel (Mama Llama)

LaDarra is so excited to make her NCT debut! Recently you may have seen her as Mother in Last Supper at The Kindling Arts Festival or as Mrs. Claus in Elf at Nashville Rep. Some favorite credits include Hair (Sheila), Closer Than Ever (Woman 1), Reefer Madness (Mae), Children of Eden (Mama Noah), 9 to 5 (Violet), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Milly), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Betty), and Rudolph (Mrs. Clause) at The Grand Ole Opry. Danny, Tallulah, and Titan thank you for always listening when I sing and watching when I dance.

Curtis Reed (Fuzzy/Multiple Roles)

Curtis Reed is thrilled to be making his NCT debut alongside some of his most cherished friends in Nashville theatre! Curtis has worked with Nashville Rep, Studio Tenn, Chaffin’s Barn, Street Theatre, and Gaslight Dinner Theater. He is a resident performer at Sid Gold’s Request Room. Favorite credits include LeFou (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Asher (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Cosmo (Singin In The Rain), and Huey Calhoun (Memphis) IG: @thecurtisreed and @triplethr3atentertainment

Curtis Reed (Fuzzy/Multiple Roles)

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Curtis Reed (Fuzzy/Multiple Roles)

Curtis Reed is thrilled to be making his NCT debut alongside some of his most cherished friends in Nashville theatre! Curtis has worked with Nashville Rep, Studio Tenn, Chaffin’s Barn, Street Theatre, and Gaslight Dinner Theater. He is a resident performer at Sid Gold’s Request Room. Favorite credits include LeFou (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Asher (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Cosmo (Singin In The Rain), and Huey Calhoun (Memphis) IG: @thecurtisreed and @triplethr3atentertainment

Mallory Mundy (Dinosaur/Multiple Roles)

Mallory Mundy is a local actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, and educator. Favorite credits include Marie Antoinette in THE REVOLUTIONISTS (Nashville Rep), Betty Rizzo in GREASE! (Chaffin’s Barn), Ado Annie in OKLAHOMA! (Music City Theatre Collective), Consuelo in WEST SIDE STORY (Studio Tenn). Mallory was voted Best Stage Actor in Nashville Scene’s “Best of 2022.” Finding time to get on stage proves much more difficult these days as she takes care of her own, little llamas–Cyrus and Etta, and has the very best Papa Llama alongside her. Follow Mallory on instagram: @themallorymundy. Thank you for supporting local, professional theatre!

Mallory Mundy (Dinosaur/Multiple Roles)

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Mallory Mundy (Dinosaur/Multiple Roles)

Mallory Mundy is a local actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, and educator. Favorite credits include Marie Antoinette in THE REVOLUTIONISTS (Nashville Rep), Betty Rizzo in GREASE! (Chaffin’s Barn), Ado Annie in OKLAHOMA! (Music City Theatre Collective), Consuelo in WEST SIDE STORY (Studio Tenn). Mallory was voted Best Stage Actor in Nashville Scene’s “Best of 2022.” Finding time to get on stage proves much more difficult these days as she takes care of her own, little llamas–Cyrus and Etta, and has the very best Papa Llama alongside her. Follow Mallory on instagram: @themallorymundy. Thank you for supporting local, professional theatre!

James Rudolph II (Runka)

James is so excited to tell such a fun story with such an amazing cast of friends! James has been on stages all around town and abroad. A Nashville native himself, James grew up coming to this theatre as a child and being able to now pass the magic on as an adult is an honor and a privilege he doesn’t take lightly. He was last seen here as the baddest witch in all of Oz in last year’s production of “The Wizard of Oz”.

Favorite NCT performances include: Lahdalord (James and the Giant Peach), The Cat (Einstein is a Dummy), The Snail (A Year With Frog & Toad), Man In Suit (Dragons Love Tacos), and Uncle Homer & Sheep (Charlotte’s Web). In addition to performing, James is working on a degree in music, sharpening his skills in violin, piano, and trombone. He would like to thank Ernie and Abe for this opportunity, Hannah and Abby for all their hard work, his folks for their continued love and support, and you for supporting live theatre. You rock. James dedicates this show in loving memory of his own llama mama, Gloria. Special thanks to Scot Copeland. Check him out on all things social at @JaydedTheGr8.

James Rudolph II (Runka)

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James Rudolph II (Runka)

James is so excited to tell such a fun story with such an amazing cast of friends! James has been on stages all around town and abroad. A Nashville native himself, James grew up coming to this theatre as a child and being able to now pass the magic on as an adult is an honor and a privilege he doesn’t take lightly. He was last seen here as the baddest witch in all of Oz in last year’s production of “The Wizard of Oz”.

Favorite NCT performances include: Lahdalord (James and the Giant Peach), The Cat (Einstein is a Dummy), The Snail (A Year With Frog & Toad), Man In Suit (Dragons Love Tacos), and Uncle Homer & Sheep (Charlotte’s Web). In addition to performing, James is working on a degree in music, sharpening his skills in violin, piano, and trombone. He would like to thank Ernie and Abe for this opportunity, Hannah and Abby for all their hard work, his folks for their continued love and support, and you for supporting live theatre. You rock. James dedicates this show in loving memory of his own llama mama, Gloria. Special thanks to Scot Copeland. Check him out on all things social at @JaydedTheGr8.

Austin Zumbro (Book, Music, & Lyrics)

Since 2009, Austin has been the Head Writer for Bay Area Children’s Theatre where he also serves as the Information Services Director. He has written and composed over 30 plays and musicals, including Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site the Musical (TBA Award Winner); Fly Guy, the Musical; The Day the Crayons Quit, the Musical; and The Rainbow Fish Musical, which won the AATE Distinguished Play Award in 2020.

Austin Zumbro (Book, Music, & Lyrics)

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Austin Zumbro (Book, Music, & Lyrics)

Since 2009, Austin has been the Head Writer for Bay Area Children’s Theatre where he also serves as the Information Services Director. He has written and composed over 30 plays and musicals, including Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site the Musical (TBA Award Winner); Fly Guy, the Musical; The Day the Crayons Quit, the Musical; and The Rainbow Fish Musical, which won the AATE Distinguished Play Award in 2020.

Abe Reybold

Abe Reybold (Director/Choreographer)

NCT credits include playing “Dr. William Hire” in Secret Soldiers and “Harold/Mr. Pudding” in Auntie Claus as well as directing and choreographing the streaming musical Pete the Cat and last season’s The Elves and the Shoemaker. Other theatre for young audiences productions he’s staged include; James and the Giant Peach, Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!”, Goodnight Moon, Stiles and Drewe’s The Three Little Pigs (ZACH Theatre), Zorro!, The Snow Girl, Sacagawea, The Time Takers, Scrooge, Peter & The Wolf, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Tuxedo Junction (Birmingham Children’s Theatre), and A Year With Frog & Toad (Roanoke Children’s Theatre). While serving as Associate Artistic Director of ZACH Theatre in Austin, Texas, Abe directed Matilda the Musical, Disney’s Beauty & The Beast, Sophisticated Ladies, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The King and I, Singin’ in the Rain, A Christmas Carol, The Santaland Diaries, One Man Two Guvnor’s and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Other director/choreographer credits include Blood Brothers, Camelot (Texas Shakespeare Festival) and Evita, Jekyll & Hyde, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Little Shop of Horrors, No Way to Treat a Lady (Portland, OR’s Broadway Rose Theatre Company). Most recently Abe directed and co-choreographed CRAZY FOR YOU at Lipscomb University.

Abe Reybold

Abe Reybold (Director/Choreographer)

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Abe Reybold (Director/Choreographer)

NCT credits include playing “Dr. William Hire” in Secret Soldiers and “Harold/Mr. Pudding” in Auntie Claus as well as directing and choreographing the streaming musical Pete the Cat and last season’s The Elves and the Shoemaker. Other theatre for young audiences productions he’s staged include; James and the Giant Peach, Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!”, Goodnight Moon, Stiles and Drewe’s The Three Little Pigs (ZACH Theatre), Zorro!, The Snow Girl, Sacagawea, The Time Takers, Scrooge, Peter & The Wolf, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Tuxedo Junction (Birmingham Children’s Theatre), and A Year With Frog & Toad (Roanoke Children’s Theatre). While serving as Associate Artistic Director of ZACH Theatre in Austin, Texas, Abe directed Matilda the Musical, Disney’s Beauty & The Beast, Sophisticated Ladies, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The King and I, Singin’ in the Rain, A Christmas Carol, The Santaland Diaries, One Man Two Guvnor’s and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Other director/choreographer credits include Blood Brothers, Camelot (Texas Shakespeare Festival) and Evita, Jekyll & Hyde, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Little Shop of Horrors, No Way to Treat a Lady (Portland, OR’s Broadway Rose Theatre Company). Most recently Abe directed and co-choreographed CRAZY FOR YOU at Lipscomb University.

Christopher Bailey (Musical Director)

Christopher is thrilled to return to NCT after Associate Music Directing SpongeBob The Musical in 2022. has performed on tour with Sarah Brightman, Celtic Woman, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth, Tenore, and has sung on recordings for Disney Theatricals, Music Theatre International, Warner Brothers, Celebrating Grace, UBISOFT, and Cirque du Soleil. Bailey is on faculty at Lipscomb University and has recently served on creative teams for Crazy for You and Songs for a New World, and can been found in Incognita’s Infamous Adventures on Amazon Prime.

Christopher Bailey (Musical Director)

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Christopher Bailey (Musical Director)

Christopher is thrilled to return to NCT after Associate Music Directing SpongeBob The Musical in 2022. has performed on tour with Sarah Brightman, Celtic Woman, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth, Tenore, and has sung on recordings for Disney Theatricals, Music Theatre International, Warner Brothers, Celebrating Grace, UBISOFT, and Cirque du Soleil. Bailey is on faculty at Lipscomb University and has recently served on creative teams for Crazy for You and Songs for a New World, and can been found in Incognita’s Infamous Adventures on Amazon Prime.

Scott Leathers (Scenic & Lighting Design)

Scott Leathers is delighted to return for his twenty first season as Resident Lighting Designer for NCT, where he has also designed scenery for many productions; favorite works include RETURN TO SENDER, GHOST, TOMÁS and the LIBRARY LADY, DRAGON’S LOVE TACOS, MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS, TREASURE ISLAND, and ROSA PARKS and the MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT. Mr. Leathers is also the Resident Lighting Designer for Nashville Ballet, New Dialect, and Studio West Dance Theater. He previously served as R.L.D. for Kentucky Repertory Theatre, Opera at Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, Ballet TN and the Ryman Auditorium’s Musical Theatre. He has designed lighting for theatre, dance, and opera dance since 1981 to critical acclaim. Many of his designs have been for original works. Other credits include StudioTENN, Opera Omaha, Nashville Opera, TN Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Ballet, American Negro Playwrights Theatre, Stage One, Theatre Craft, Amun Ra Theatre, Musical Theatre Louisville, Karen Steele Dance Quintet, Ballet Omaha, Ballet Austin, Cumberland County Playhouse, Dollywood, and internationally with Tanz Ensemble Cathy Sharp (TECS-Switzerland) and Ballet Manila (Philippines), and three designs at the Kennedy Center; lighting for Ben Fold’s Piano Concerto with the National Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Ballets inclusion in Ballet Across America, and scenery and lights for NCT’s JACK’S TALES. Mr. Leathers graduated from the College of Santa Fe with a BFA in technical theatre and is a member of United Scenic Artists.

Scott Leathers (Scenic & Lighting Design)

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Scott Leathers (Scenic & Lighting Design)

Scott Leathers is delighted to return for his twenty first season as Resident Lighting Designer for NCT, where he has also designed scenery for many productions; favorite works include RETURN TO SENDER, GHOST, TOMÁS and the LIBRARY LADY, DRAGON’S LOVE TACOS, MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS, TREASURE ISLAND, and ROSA PARKS and the MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT. Mr. Leathers is also the Resident Lighting Designer for Nashville Ballet, New Dialect, and Studio West Dance Theater. He previously served as R.L.D. for Kentucky Repertory Theatre, Opera at Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, Ballet TN and the Ryman Auditorium’s Musical Theatre. He has designed lighting for theatre, dance, and opera dance since 1981 to critical acclaim. Many of his designs have been for original works. Other credits include StudioTENN, Opera Omaha, Nashville Opera, TN Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Ballet, American Negro Playwrights Theatre, Stage One, Theatre Craft, Amun Ra Theatre, Musical Theatre Louisville, Karen Steele Dance Quintet, Ballet Omaha, Ballet Austin, Cumberland County Playhouse, Dollywood, and internationally with Tanz Ensemble Cathy Sharp (TECS-Switzerland) and Ballet Manila (Philippines), and three designs at the Kennedy Center; lighting for Ben Fold’s Piano Concerto with the National Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Ballets inclusion in Ballet Across America, and scenery and lights for NCT’s JACK’S TALES. Mr. Leathers graduated from the College of Santa Fe with a BFA in technical theatre and is a member of United Scenic Artists.

William Ditty (Costume & Make-up Design)

Billy hails from the coal country of Eastern Kentucky. He attended Morehead State University where he studied communications and theatre. While at MSU he designed such shows as By the Skin of Our Teeth, Once Upon a Mattress, Caged Birds, An Evening with Harold Pinter as well as going back in 2020 for an all alumni designed production of Treasure Island. Tennessee Dance Theatre brought him to Nashville in 1994 as a company member and he has used it as his home base since then. Some of his favorite design experiences include The Will Rodgers Follies, Sweeney Todd, The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Boiler Room Theatre; Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, Cabaret, Man of La Mancha and Annie at Chaffins Dinner Theatre where he was the resident Costume Designer for 4 years; Coriolanus and Macbeth at Nashville Shakespeare; Four legs has one chair and the evening length-Voices From the Ground for Still Point Dance Theatre; Under The Lights with the Johnny Cash Estate, The Flowers Have yet to Come and The Ben Folds Affair and The Bluebird Cafe for Nashville Ballet where he was the Costume Shop Manager for 5 years. For the last 6 years he has designed costumes for the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts Dance Program held at Middle Tennessee State University.

William Ditty (Costume & Make-up Design)

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William Ditty (Costume & Make-up Design)

Billy hails from the coal country of Eastern Kentucky. He attended Morehead State University where he studied communications and theatre. While at MSU he designed such shows as By the Skin of Our Teeth, Once Upon a Mattress, Caged Birds, An Evening with Harold Pinter as well as going back in 2020 for an all alumni designed production of Treasure Island. Tennessee Dance Theatre brought him to Nashville in 1994 as a company member and he has used it as his home base since then. Some of his favorite design experiences include The Will Rodgers Follies, Sweeney Todd, The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Boiler Room Theatre; Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, Cabaret, Man of La Mancha and Annie at Chaffins Dinner Theatre where he was the resident Costume Designer for 4 years; Coriolanus and Macbeth at Nashville Shakespeare; Four legs has one chair and the evening length-Voices From the Ground for Still Point Dance Theatre; Under The Lights with the Johnny Cash Estate, The Flowers Have yet to Come and The Ben Folds Affair and The Bluebird Cafe for Nashville Ballet where he was the Costume Shop Manager for 5 years. For the last 6 years he has designed costumes for the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts Dance Program held at Middle Tennessee State University.

David Weinstein (Sound Design)

David Weinstein has worked as a composer, songwriter, lyricist, orchestrator, arranger, music director, conductor and recording producer. He has produced adapted and music directed recordings for Broadway Junior, TYA and School Edition series for Music Theatre International, Disney Theatrical Productions, Tams Witmark, Samuel French, Stage Works Media, Playscripts, Concord Theatrical and iTheatrics. He focuses on creative development in musical theatre for stage adaptations, licensing and original work. Please hear some of his work on his website: www.davidweinsteinmusic.com. He has also written music for The Joys of Sex, It’s a Hit!, The Adventures of Flat Stanley, D-Nozzle, the Musical, Wendy’s Adventure to Neverland, and incidental music for James and the Giant Peach (Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul). In addition to scoring for independent films and media projects, he is currently writing, adapting, and developing many new projects. David has toured with Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and 100 Years of Broadway. In addition, he worked on A Christmas Story Live! on Fox, Rocktopia, and conducted Les Miserables on Broadway. He is the resident music director and arranger at Nashville Children’s Theatre and has music directed and conducted many regional and university productions, cast albums and educational recordings.

David Weinstein (Sound Design)

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David Weinstein (Sound Design)

David Weinstein has worked as a composer, songwriter, lyricist, orchestrator, arranger, music director, conductor and recording producer. He has produced adapted and music directed recordings for Broadway Junior, TYA and School Edition series for Music Theatre International, Disney Theatrical Productions, Tams Witmark, Samuel French, Stage Works Media, Playscripts, Concord Theatrical and iTheatrics. He focuses on creative development in musical theatre for stage adaptations, licensing and original work. Please hear some of his work on his website: www.davidweinsteinmusic.com. He has also written music for The Joys of Sex, It’s a Hit!, The Adventures of Flat Stanley, D-Nozzle, the Musical, Wendy’s Adventure to Neverland, and incidental music for James and the Giant Peach (Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul). In addition to scoring for independent films and media projects, he is currently writing, adapting, and developing many new projects. David has toured with Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and 100 Years of Broadway. In addition, he worked on A Christmas Story Live! on Fox, Rocktopia, and conducted Les Miserables on Broadway. He is the resident music director and arranger at Nashville Children’s Theatre and has music directed and conducted many regional and university productions, cast albums and educational recordings.

Hannah Boner (Stage Manager)

Hannah Boner (She/Her) is a Nashville-native and is excited to work with Nashville Children’s Theatre for the first time. After gaining her B.F.A. in Theatre design/production from Lipscomb University, she has spent her time freelancing with companies such as the Nashville Opera, Studio Tenn, and Theatre Aspen. Hannah is so grateful to be creating live theatre with so many wonderful artists!

Hannah Boner (Stage Manager)

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Hannah Boner (Stage Manager)

Hannah Boner (She/Her) is a Nashville-native and is excited to work with Nashville Children’s Theatre for the first time. After gaining her B.F.A. in Theatre design/production from Lipscomb University, she has spent her time freelancing with companies such as the Nashville Opera, Studio Tenn, and Theatre Aspen. Hannah is so grateful to be creating live theatre with so many wonderful artists!

Abby Locke Austin (Asst. Stage Manager)

Abby earned her BA in Theatre Production and Design from Harding University. She has spent the past three summers as a Production Stage Manager at Stagedoor Manor while training baristas during the year. Her favorite stage management credits include Groundhog Day and BKLYN (Stagedoor Manor), Matilda (Harding University), and Steel Magnolias (Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre). She worked with Nashville Children’s Theatre as a Stage Management Intern in 2018 and is thrilled to return as a staff member for the 2022-2023 season!

Abby Locke Austin (Asst. Stage Manager)

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Abby Locke Austin (Asst. Stage Manager)

Abby earned her BA in Theatre Production and Design from Harding University. She has spent the past three summers as a Production Stage Manager at Stagedoor Manor while training baristas during the year. Her favorite stage management credits include Groundhog Day and BKLYN (Stagedoor Manor), Matilda (Harding University), and Steel Magnolias (Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre). She worked with Nashville Children’s Theatre as a Stage Management Intern in 2018 and is thrilled to return as a staff member for the 2022-2023 season!

Creative Team

NCT Staff

Development Associate

Abby Baker

Patron Services Manager

Justin Gunn

Director of Finance

Belinda McSween

Communications Manager

Lake Summar

Director of Production

Rachael Silverman

Drama School Coordinator

Matthew Hayes Hunter

Resident Stage Manager

Abby Austin

Education & Engagement Manager

Jackie Komos

Director of Education

Colin Peterson

Director of Development

Gretchen James

This project is being supported in part by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Our Generous Donors

Nashville Children’s Theatre is able to produce quality Theatre and Educational Programs for Children and families in Middle Tennessee because of the following generous donors. We are grateful for your support during the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

$50,000 and Above

Amazon

Metro Arts of Nashville

Shubert Foundation

Tennessee Arts Commission

$10,000 to $49,999

Marlene and Spencer Hayes Foundation

HCA Foundation

Memorial Foundation

Trayte, Mark, and Grayson Peters

Jim & Lori Shulman

William Morris Endeavor Foundation

$5,000-$9,999

Alliance Bernstein

Linda Chapman

The Danner Foundation

INSBANK

Ingram Charities

Martha River Ingram Advised Fund

Junior League of Nashville

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Nashville Predators Foundation

Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies

Elisha & Jeffrey Zander

$1,000-$4,999

Aderibigbe & Hermica Alalade

Karen & Larry Ahern
Charles Avent
Julia Baker
Joy & Leonard Baxt
Clara Belden
Cora & Emma Bonfiglio
Phillip Branch
Steven Brown
Amy and Julian Bryant
Kate and Matt Chinn
Chubb Insurance
Tamara & John Ray Clemmons
Leda Cobb
Ida Cooney Fund for the Arts at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Jamie & Billy Eskind
The Steven and Laurie Eskind Foundation
Kacy & Benjamin Fabie
Allie Schmidt & Charlie Friedman
Jocelyn Freimuth
Dorothy Cate and Thomas F. Frist Foundation
Hello in There Foundation
Ingram Content Group
Laurel Krodel
Jeff Lynch
Elaine Lytle
Joe MacCurdy
Joyce McDaniel
Felecia & Jeffery McKissak
Belinda McSween
Hunter Mobley & Bradley Hickman
Perri duGard & Anthony Owens
Andrea & Phil Perri
Amy Pearl
Ryan Peters
The Rich Foundation
Chauncey Saurus
Pam Sheridan
Nancy & Richard Simerly
Annette Sisson & Jimmy Davis
Karesse Small
Marie & Charles Sueing
T & T Family Foundation
Target Corporation
Suzanne & Richard Tatum
Tolbert Marketing and Event
Elizabeth, Kevin, Jude, & Xavier Warren
James Wade
Washington Foundation
Jayme Yeo
Michael & Alice Yopp

$500-$999

Shauna & Sam Billingsley
Ann & Frank Bumstead
Matthew Chambers
Maxine & John Cleeton
W Kirby David & Ann Archer Davis
Katherine & William Edwards
Mandy Floyd
Rusty Holman
David Jones
Karla & Steve Kelso
Carol & Howard Kirshner
Heather Kralj
Laurel Krodel
Millie & Davidson Lentz
Joyce McDaniel
Briana Mullenax
Larry Mullins
Valerie Nagoshiner
Nashville Public Education Foundation
Jason Poling
Judith Roney
Marti & Billy Rosenberg
Anita Slaughter
St. Bernard Academy
Nelda Lee Sturgeon
Cecelia Theobald
Pecolia & Ryan Tubb
Tabitha Tune

$250-$499

Baird Foundation
Juanita Bompart
Holly Brewer
Patrick Butterfield
Laret Casella
Jenny Charles
Luda Davies
Meredith Ezell
Larry & Marcia Mullins
Tracey Doering
Melodee DuBois
Tara Dudley
Micael Scott Evans
Jennifer Faught
Rosemary & Michael Fedele
Ashlye Fleming
Mignon Francois
Barbara Futter
HCA Caring for the Community
Kimberly Honiball
Catherine Horky
Gretchen & Jeremiah James
Nate Kelley
Stacey Lanier
Jess Miller
Anonymous
Holden Mobley
Dawn Nissen
Ellen O’Neale
Paypal Giving Fund
Sandy & Samuel Ramsey
Elena Reinert
Nathan Reybold
Margaret Roark
Pam Sheridan
Kathryn Sinback
Jaime Skinner

Carrie Tessier
Tekla Toohey

$100-$249

Carla Adams

Megan Adams
Beth Alexander
Elizabeth & Kenneth Allen
Zachary Atkins
Amanda Bailey
Nicole Ballard
Dr. Keisha Bean
Deborah Beddoe
Big Sunday
Julie Birdsong
Celeste Bosley
Laurel Bowman
Megan & Chris Brearey
Rachel Byrd
Geneva Carney
Mende Casey
Karen Catignani
LaSalle Chapman-Curry
Sean Clifford
Mariam Coaster
Gilbert Cohen
Suzanne & Seth Cooper
Reuben Coopwood
Cassandra Crausaz
Tiffany Cyrier
Allison Daprile
Amy Darrow
Melissa Dendy
Paul Dent
Yana Duncan
Richard Dysinger
Mariwyn Evans
Emily East
Cathy Featherstone
Marissa Fermin
Alli Finney
Alexandria Fisher
Natasha & Dean Flener
Deborah & Michael Fulcher
Portia Fulk
Linda Geringer
Stefano Gianesella
Lucie Glass
Tara & Ben Goldberg
Kelly Blount Grimsley
Mike Grimsley
Sonya Hairston
Julie Hayes
Jill Heavrin
Hunter Herring
Paula Herrmann
David Hetrick
Mark Hill
Roxanne Hines
Nicole Hinson
Aaron Hood
Nancy Hopson
Richard & Mary Ann James
Diane Janbakhsh
Pamela Jennings
Amber Jennings
Emily Kelly
Matt Kimball
Justin Kitchenman
Cynthia Knott
Ewa Kowal
Abbie Kozomara
Jennifer & Bill Kraus
Arun Kuruppumadom
Kathy LaGrow
September Landers
Jennifer Law
Douglas Lessly
Brian Levy
Meghan Lucido
Brandi Maiorino
James Mason
Jennifer McConnell
Andy Milstead
Ann Marie Mikkelsen
Erin & Theo Morrison
Steve Morrow
Ernest & Florence Nolan
Barbara Nenno
Teri Nine
Freddie O’Connell
Joanna Orange
Andrea Osborn
Christopher Osbourn
Douglas Pasto-Crosby
Avery Patton
Khald Peche
Renee Pinto
Lisa Pullen
Nancy Redmond
Relonna Reid
Daniel Rincones
Vanessa Roberts
Brooke Ruskaup
Danielle Sandelin
Debbi Sanders
Evelyn Sanders
Elaine Sasser
Abby Scalici
James Schmidt
Jennie Scott
Shruti Sharma
Allison Shaw
Susan, Henry, & John Shoenecker
Peter Sines
Laine & Houston Slatton Family Fund
Matt Solum
Rebecca Striet
Cary Sweat
Celine Thackston
Jennifer Thomas
Donna Thompson
Lori Tigert
Mary Vavra
Beth Vessel
TJ Vilkanskas
Carmen Wade
Margaret Ward
Amy Ward
Katie Wayne
Kathryn Whalen
Emily Whaley
Deborah Wilson
Jason Wolf
Terri Woods
Janice Ziegler

Donors as of January 17, 2023. For questions or to become a donor please contact Gretchen James, Director of Development at gjames@nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

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