Austin Summer Musical for Children

Austin Summer Musical for Children

Providing free theatrical performances for the children of Central Texas since 1987

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PRODUCTION CAST — 2016

Gina Houston - EVIL STEPMOTHER;
Gina Houston graduated from The Theatre Program at St. Edward's University (Music minor) and received the Austin Critics' Table Award for Outstanding Student Body of Work. Her mentor was and is Boyd Vance, after whom this theatre is named. Gina thanks every cast and crew with whom she has worked; each has made her a better actor. Special and never-ending thanks to her 'person' - Ora Houston.
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Marett Hanes - FAIRY GODMOTHER;
Marett is very excited to be returning for her fourth performance with ASMC! She was previously seen in the ASMC productions of Peter Pan as Wendy, the title character in Alice in Wonderland, and Junie B. Jones. Other favorite Austin credits include the 2013 and 2015 productions of Avenue Q (Austin Theatre Project), Carousel (MMNT), and Little Shop of Horrors (Summer Stock Austin). Love to Steven!
Bianca Stein
Alyssa Muir - SYDNEY GRIMM;
Alyssa is excited to perform with Austin Summer Musical for Children for the first time! She has recently performed in The Tenderland and La Boheme with Eklund Opera at The University of Colorado at Boulder. Alyssa has also performed in Swing! The Musical (Principal Singer) and The Sound of Music (Liesl).
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Stephen Touchet - JUDGE WISE OLD MAN;
Stephen has been part of ASMC since 1999 and has played everything from a wizard to a trashcan. In addition to working and acting in ASMC, Stephen teaches elementary music in Round Rock ISD where this year he was chosen as Teacher of the Year on his campus. Stephen wishes to thank all his friends and family for their support throughout the years.
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Lauris Blackwell- 3 Little Pigs;
Lauris is thrilled to work with the talented people in ASMC again! She has been teaching or performing in theatre in New York and now Texas for over thirty years. When not choreographing or performing, she teaches at Shirley McPhail School of Dance and for Hillcrest Baptist Church, Motherís Day Out Program. She is also the Social Coordinator for ASMC.
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Kate Clark - WOLFETTE;
Kate Clark is delighted to be part of the Austin Summer Musical team!Favorite past roles include Isabella in Measure for Measure (Baronís Men), Gwendolyn Pigeon in The OddCouple (City Theatre), Lady Saphir in Patience (Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Austin), Frieda in Youíre a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Wimberley Playhouse), Mimi in Guys and Dolls (Archangel Community Theatre), and Grace Farrell in Annie (Georgetown Palace).By day, Kate is an elementary school librarian. If you ever want to nerd out about childrenís literature, she would be happy to oblige.
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Kate Knapek - WOLFETTE;
Kate is excited for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast and organization! Favorite roles include, "Rapunzel" in Into the Woods (City Theatre) and "Dee Dee" in Why Do Fools Fall in Love (Emily Ann Theatre). Kate is on the board at The City Theatre and serves as a Literacy Interventionist for PfISD. She is also the group leader of the Tourette support group in Austin. Thanks to Edward, Mom, Dad and all of her family and friends for their support!
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Alexandra Russo - WOLFETTE;
Alexandra is thrilled to be back on the ASMC stage and off stage this year. Most recently she was seen as Elizabeth in "When the Rain Stops Falling" with Different Stages, recipient of over 5 B Iden Payne nominations. Other favorite shows have been Holly, in "Next Fall" Angelique in "Imaginary Invalid", Christine in "Is Life Worth Living?" and Baker's Wife in "Into the Woods." She loves using Arts as a Springboard for learning and is passionate about shaved ice and Ella Fitzgerald.
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Cheryl Key - GRANDMOTHER HOOD;
Cheryl is excited to be a part of her 27th consecutive ASMC production. Over the years she has enjoyed playing many characters including: witch, White Rabbit, pig Virginia Hamm, CC Mouse, Flower the skunk, Dish (who ran away with the spoon), Gomer the goat, pirate, The Mad Hatter, a munchkin and Junieís Mom. When she is not singing, Cheryl is a Systems Engineer at BAE SYSTEMS.
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Mary Fletcher - MISS MUFFET;
Mary loves a good joke- what do giraffes have that no other animal have? Her three kids also love jokes- how do you make a hot dog stand? Her loving husband laughs- what is yellow and smells like green paint? (Come find me after the show if you need a hint!)
Mary Fletcher
Jessica Rowland - LITTLE GIRL WHO CRIED WOLF;
Back for her 3rd ASMC production, Jessica is delighted to bring some mischief to the stage. After a stint backstage she's happy to tread the boards again. Thanks to Adam & Pierce for their support.
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Debbie Touchet - SHEPERDESS;
Debbie is thrilled to be participating again with ASMC. When she is not tending sheep on stage, she herds her wonderful Grandchildren and dogs. She hopes you enjoy the show as much as she and her husband, Stephen, love sharing it with you!
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Mindy Keenan - LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD;
From last year's Mrs. Gutzman, Red marks Mindy's 6th ASMC role. She was last seen as Melanie (One Slight Hitch), and finished a voice over for a major company. Mindy gives <3 to her husband who says red makes things go faster.
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Stephen Muir - BIG BAD WOLF;
Stephen is pleased to be performing in his third ASMC production. Prior appearances include Zilker Theatre Productions: Oklahoma (Andrew Carnes), Sound of Music (Admiral Von Schreiber) and Music Man (Ensemble); Austin Summer Musical for Children: Peter Pan (Captain Hook) and The Curious Case of Rumpelstiltskin (Big Bad Wolf); TexARTS: Damn Yankees (Mr. Lynch/Postmaster) and Carousel (Ensemble). Other credits include St. Edwardís University: Jesus Christ Superstar (King Herod), Godspell, Amal And The Night Visitors. He also performs locally as a member of River City Pops. Stephen is grateful to his wife Lisa and daughters Alyssa and Sabrina for their continued support and inspiration. a.k.a. Mr. Wolf
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