Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon November 11 – December 17, 2017
Cast & Design Team
Claire Hart-Palumbo (Director) Main Street Theater: (Director) Fallen Angels,Blithe Spirit (1999 & 2011), Present Laughter, Design for Living, Private Lives, On Approval, The Countess, Hayfever, Uncle Vanya, Pride and Prejudice (revival), (Actor) Silent Sky, The Year of Magical Thinking, Copenhagen (2004), Little Foxes, Sisters Rosensweig, Arcadia (1996), The Heidi Chronicles (1992).Stages Repertory Theatre: founding company member. Additional Houston theater credits include The Alley Theatre, Texas Repertory Theater, Express Theater, New Heights Theater, Young Audiences, Bayou City Concert Musicals, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Houston Shaw Festival, Country Playhouse, the Group Theater, and Stage West. Regional credits include Julian Theater (San Francisco), Live Oak Theater (Austin), Unity Theater (Brenham), Idaho Repertory Theater (Moscow), Strand Street Theater (Galveston), and Freehold (Seattle). Film: Helen Alone, Mulberry Stains, and Driving and Dementia. Teaching: University of Texas (Austin); University of Houston-Downtown; Mercury Studio; Lone Star College system. Education: Sam Houston State University; American Conservatory Theater; University of Texas. Proud union member of Actor’s Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA.
Adonis Bañuelos (Footman) Main Street Theater: Debut; Sam Houston State University: This is Our Youth, Cardenio, Tape. Education: B.F.A. candidate (senior), Sam Houston State University, Theatre and Directing.
Sara Brittain (Chambermaid) Main Street Theater: Debut; Brazos Valley Troupe: Into the Woods, You Can’t Take It With You, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors. Education: B.F.A. candidate (junior), Sam Houston State University, Acting and Directing.
Lindsay Ehrhardt (Anne de Bourgh): Main Street Theater: My Wonderful Day, The Coast of Utopia (Voyage and Salvage),The Cat in the Hat, A Wrinkle in Time, Magic School Bus Live! (Tour), Superfudge; Classical Theatre Company: The Importance of Being Earnest, The Cherry Orchard, Henry V, Ghost Sonata, The Birds, The Bear and The Proposal; A.D. Players: You Can’t Take It With You; Mildred’s Umbrella: The Maids, Late: A Cowboy Song; Black Lab Theatre: Tigers Be Still, boom!, Assistance. Education: B.F.A., Baylor University. Lindsay is an artistic company member at Classical Theatre Company.
Brock Hatton (Arthur de Bourgh) Main Street Theater: Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (Tour), The Wizard of Oz, Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas, Shrek the Musical; Houston Grand Opera: Gotterdamerung, Madame Butterfly, Siegfried, Rusalka, Die Valkyrie, Eugene Onegin; Unity Theatre: A Grand Night for Singing, Plaid Tidings; Bayou City Concert Musicals: Bells Are Ringing; Standing Room Only Productions: Assassins; Stageworks Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life. Education: B.S., Texas A&M University, Biomedical Science.
Heidi Hinkel (Jane Bingley) Main Street Theater: Debut; AD Players: Rock Nativity; Houston Shakespeare Festival: Richard III, Twelfth Night; NY Musical Theatre Festival: Swiss Family Robinson; Theatre for the New City (NY): Digital Dilemmas; Red Barn Theatre: Urinetown; University of Houston: All My Sons, Dancing at Lughnasa, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Penn State: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Wiz. Education: M.F.A., University of Houston, Acting; B.A., Penn State University, Theater and Journalism.
Laura Kaldis* (Elizabeth Darcy): Main Street Theater: The Secret Garden, Anna in the Tropics, TheDiary of Anne Frank, A Year with Frog and Toad, Go, Dog. Go!; TUTS: Hello, Dolly! (w/ Leslie Uggams); The Alley Theatre: Mrs. Warren’s Profession; Bayou City Concert Musicals: Pal Joey, The Secret Garden, Fiorello!, The Music of Jerome Kern; The Great Caruso: Best Little Whorehouse..., Doo Wop 2, Holiday Revue; Off-Broadway: St. Luke’s Theatre: The Pillars of New York; FringeNYC: FriendAndy.com; Lake Dillon Theatre Co.: Boeing, Boeing; Broward Stage Door: Crossing Delancey; Voiceover: Degrassi 12 Days Parody (Soprano Vocalist for Nickelodeon); Numerous staged readings, festivals, and concerts promoting new works. Education: B.F.A., Sam Houston State University, Musical Theatre.
Chaney Moore (Mary Bennet) Main Street Theater: Akeelah and the Bee, The Wizard of Oz, How I Became a Pirate (Tour), Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas, Shrek the Musical, Bridge to Terabithia, Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans (Tour), Busytown (2014-15), Madeline’s Christmas (2014); Express Children’s Theatre: My BFF the Dragon; Radio Disney Houston: Host, On Air Talent, Road Crew; Houston Family Arts Center: Seussical the Musical. Education: B.F.A., Sam Houston State University.
Spencer Plachy* (Fitzwilliam Darcy) Main Street Theater: The Three-Cornered Hat, ‘Lil Abner. The Alley: Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘N’ Roll, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Cyrano De Bergerac; Broadway: Romeo & Juliet (with Orlando Bloom), The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Off-Broadway: The Common Pursuit; Riverside Theatre (Vero Beach, FL): Private Lives; Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival: Julius Caesar; Gulfshore Playhouse: Moon Over Buffalo; Theatre Aspen: The Cottage, The Full Monty; Bucks County Playhouse: National Pastime; Orlando Shakespeare Theater: The 39 Steps; Tours: Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof; Several Presentations/Readings of new and in-development Theatre and Musical Theatre in New York and at Hartford Stage (CT). TV: Shades of Blue (NBC).
Skyler Sinclair (Lydia Bennet) Main Street Theatre: Peace in Our Time; AD Players: Harvey; Unity Theatre: Doubt; Mildred's Umbrella Theatre: Dry Land; Celebration Theatre: The Divine Sister; Shakespeare Outreach: Romeo and Juliet (Tour); 4th Wall Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Clear Creek Theatre: Titus Andronicus. Education: B.F.A., University of Houston.
Blake Weir (Charles Bingley) Main Street Theater: Enemies, The Last Wife, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions); Obsidian Theater's 1984; Mildred’s Umbrella: Mac Wellman’s Dracula; Unity Theatre: Boeing Boeing, You Never Can Tell; A.D. Players: Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Charley’s Aunt; Landing Theatre: Fool for Love; Black Lab Theatre: Really Really; The Nerdist School (LA): Explosure. Film: REEL (Pre-Production Gin and Tonic Films, Summer 2018), 4 or More (Short, Gin and Tonic Films, 2016), Birthstone (Short, Pre-Production, Fall 2018). Education: B.F.A., Stephen F. Austin State University.
Deborah L. Anderson (Costume Design) Main Street Theater: Enemies, Grand Concourse, Copenhagen (2017), Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), Girls Only (2014) The House of the Spirits (English-language Premiere), But Not Goodbye, The Best Man, Li’l Abner, Ramona Quimby; Houston Shakespeare Festival: Julius Caesar, Love’s Labor’s Lost; Unity Theatre: Angel Street, The Importance of Being Earnest; Children’s Theatre Festival of Houston: Aesop’s Fables; Las Vegas Academy High School: Big River, Guys and Dolls, Hairspray; Lone Star CyFair: A Man of No Importance, Les Miserable, The Glass Menagerie, Tuesdays with Morrie, Looking Glass Land, Molly’s Delicious; University of Houston: Comedy of Errors, Top Girls, Lend Me a Tenor. Education: M.F.A., University of Houston; B.F.A., Southwest Texas State University. Adjunct Faculty, Houston Community College and Lonestar College.
Carrie Cavins (Lighting Design) Main Street Theater: Heartbreak House, Henry V (with Prague Shakespeare Company), Life Is a Dream,Richard III (with Prague Shakespeare Company), Cakewalk (World Premiere), I Am Barbie (World Premiere), Bunnicula, The Heidi Chronicles; Classical Theater Company: Barber of Seville, King Lear, As You Like It; College of the Mainland: Lombardi; Opera Vista: Powder Her Face; Skylight Theatre: Powder Her Face, Hydrogen Jukebox; Houston, Merchant of Venice, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Houston. California Repertory Company; California State University, Long Beach; other regional work includes Chicago and Houston. Education: M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, Theater Lighting Design; B.A., University of Tulsa, Theater Design.
Joanna Hubbard (Assistant Director) Main Street Theater: The Last Wife, Heartbreak House, James and the Giant Peach, Close Up Space, Memory House, Life Is a Dream; Texas Repertory Theatre: Hay Fever, The Learned Ladies; Shakespeare In the Shade: Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It; Classical Theatre Company: Dr. Faustus, Hamlet; Landing Theatre Co.: Dorothy; Stark Naked Theatre: Odyssey’s End; Back Porch Players: Tea & Sympathy; Dionysus Theatre: The Bully Show; Action! Theatre Co.: Othello; LA Theatre Troupe: A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Globe Theatre London Education: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Guthrie Theatre: Writer 1272; Guthrie Theatre BFA: This Property's Condemned, Hay Fever, Julius Caesar, Three Sisters, La Casa Nova, The Persians, Cymbeline, Spring Awakening. Education: B.F.A., University of Minnesota/ Guthrie Theatre Actor Training Program, HSPVA alumna and current consultant for Theatre and Creative Writing Departments.
Ryan McGettigan (Set Design) Main Street Theater: Akeelah and the Bee, Mockingbird, Love and Information, Bridge to Terabithia, Putting it Together, Into the Woods, Civil War Christmas, Close Up Space, Henry V (with Prague Shakespeare Company), Memory House, Richard III (with Prague Shakespeare Company); Classical Theatre Company: The Birds, The Cherry Orchard, A Christmas Carol, The Importance of Being Earnest, Doctor Faustus, Ubu Roi; Theatre Under the Stars: Rocky Horror Show, Million Dollar Quartet, James and the Giant Peach; TUTS Underground: Heathers, Striking 12, Bonnie & Clyde, First Date, LMNOP; Stages Repertory Theatre: Marie Antoinette (Houston Press Best Scenic Design Award), Failure, Language Archive, Next to Normal; Catastrophic Theatre: Buried Child, Middletown, Clean/Through; Orlando Shakespeare Theater: Julius Caesar; Cape Rep (Brewster, MA): Jerusalem, Eurydice, Beauty Queen of Leenane; Abilene Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing; Legacy Theatre (Atlanta, Georgia): Music Man, 9 to 5, Marvelous Wonderettes, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Shepherd School of Music: Volpone, Our Town, A Little Night Music; New Orleans Opera: Die Fledermaus, Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor; Houston Grand Opera: Bound (World Premiere), From My Mother’s Mother (World Premiere), Your Name Means the Sea (World Premiere). Houston Ballet: Tsuru. Glimmerglass Festival: Wilde Tales (World Premiere), Trouble in Tahiti, The Odyssey (World Premiere). www.RyanMcGettigan.com
Shawn W. St. John (Sound Design) Main Street Theater: Numerous productions, including Akeelah and the Bee, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, Bunnicula, Shrek the Musical, Junie B. Jones: The Musical, Lyle the Crocodile, Silent Sky, Goodnight Moon, Fancy Nancy: The Musical, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Peace in Our Time, Pippi Longstocking, The Giver, The Real Thing, Alice in Wonderland, Memory House, Pinkalicious, How I Became a Pirate, The Coast of Utopia, This, The Year of Magical Thinking, Arcadia (2010), In the Garden of Live Flowers, Indian Ink, An American Daughter, Happily Hereafter, Bunnicula, Afternoon of the Elves, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, The Reluctant Dragon, The BFG (Big Friendly Giant); Catastrophic Theatre: Buried Child, The Danube; Bayou City Concert Musicals: New Girl in Town; Berkshire Theatre Festival: (Sound Design) Quills, Wilder Wilder, (Sound Engineer) Cheers, Bill (with sound designer Tony Meola), Free Fall (with Sandy Duncan), Visiting Mr. Green (with Eli Wallach) Education: B.A., Rollins College.
Rodney Walsworth (Properties Design)Over 90 productions at Main Street Theater as actor, director, set designer, properties designer, sound designer including Enemies and Wolf Hall / Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions); Stages Repertory Theatre: Resident Properties Master, 2½ seasons; other Houston acting work includes Ensemble Theatre, Theater LaB Houston, Talento Bilingüe de Houston, Stages Repertory Theatre; B&B Productions at Jump Start Theatre (San Antonio): The Laramie Project (Globe Award, Lead Actor – Drama). Resident Properties Master, Main Street Theater.
Lauren S. Evans* (Production Stage Manager) Main Street Theater: (Production Stage Manager) Native Gardens, The Revolutionists, Working, Putting It Together, The Real Thing (2013), Close Up Space, Love Goes to Press, Life Is a Dream, Dog Act, The Coast of Utopia, Blithe Spirit, The Year of Magical Thinking, The Heidi Chronicles, The Doctor's Dilemma, Tomfoolery, Stuart Little (Tour), (Assistant Stage Manager) A Number, Machinal, Caroline, or Change, The Best Man; Theater LaB Houston: (Stage Manager) The Honeymoon Period Is Officially Over; Town Center Theatre: (Stage Manager) Julius Caesar, Sylvia; Catastrophic Theatre: (Stage Manager) Life Is Happy and Sad, The Tamarie Cooper Show (2008 & 2009), Big Death and Little Death, (Assistant Stage Manager) Spirits to Enforce, The Strangerer; AEA Showcase: The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore; Opera in the Heights: (Stage Manager) Adriana Lecouvreur; Nova Arts Project: (Stage Manager) Hamlet: Re-envisioned, The Bacchae. Education: B.A., University of Houston. Mrs. Evans is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.
* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.