Route 66

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Created by Roger Bean

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About the show:

Take a dollop of Grease, mix in some Pump Boys and Dinettes, and add a generous dose of Forever Plaid and you’ve got the high-octane fun of Route 66!  Beginning with the sounds of 1950s Chicago and traveling along the ‘Main Street of America’ to the California coast with the surf music of the 1960s, this exciting musical revue features 34 of the greatest ‘Rock ‘n’ Road’ hits of the 20th century. Songs include “Dead Man’s Curve,” “King of the Road,” “Little Old Lady from Pasadena,” “Beep Beep,” “Six Days on the Road,” “Little GTO,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” and many more. Get your kicks with this smash coast-to-coast hit musical revue!


September 16-17 /23-24, 2016 at 8:00 pm
September 18 & 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm


James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

Directions to James Fitzpatrick Auditorium


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Tickets available now at Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8

Tickets prices include NC State sales tax.


Mark Graves
Ron Pelkey
Jayson Crawford
Danny Scruggs
Scott Orr
Jacob Hauk

Season Sponsor


Leap of Faith

Leap Final

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Janus Cercone and Warren Leight
Based on the Motion Picture Leap of Faith produced by Paramount Pictures and written by Janus Cercone


About the show:

Love will get you every time. That is what one charismatic con-man is about to find out. The “Reverend” Jonas Nightingale an electrifying performer and con artist, is travelling with his ministry when his bus breaks down in a small Kansas town. The part-time reverend and full-time crook pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff, a woman named Marla McGowan, is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money, and Jonas’ real challenge arises when he meets the sheriff and her son. A gospel honky-tonk filled show, come see what happens when love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith.


June 16-18/ 23-25 at 8:00 pm
June 19 & 26 at 2:00 pm


James Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville NC 27284



Tickets available online now on Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door.
Adults – $18
Students/Seniors (60 +) – $16
Children (12 and under) $8
Ticket prices include NC State sales tax



Jonas Nightingale – Joe Collins
Sam Nightingale – Ali Fox
Marla McGowan – Marilyn Gaylord
Jack McGowan – Caleb Lumpkin
Ida Mae Sturdevant – LaShon Hill
Ornelia Sturdevant – Davida Smith
Woman in wheelchair/Emma Schlarp – Judith Gillis
Isaiah Sturdevant – Carlos St. James
Angel / Jonas (understudy) / Leon / Angel Trio – Lewis Elliott
Angel/Amon – Darren Hayes
Angel/Zak – Jayson Crawford
Angel/Angel Trio – Katherine Ledbetter, Tenesia Turner
Angel/Sister Rosa – Debbie Shoffner
Angel/Trooper/Carl – Andrew Hyers
Angel/Caesar – Jahi Bogard
Angels – Dea Rosehart, Page Hyers, Rebecca Stanifer, Dedrica Templeton, Judy Marsh
Townspeople/Worried Mother – Chris Hughes
Townspeople/Susie Raylove (Farmer) – Chaun Doak
Townspeople/Amanda – Carol Longworth
Townspeople/Ray – Michael Simmons
Townspeople – Sarah Cameron, Azula Akinsanmi, Amanda Coltrane, Charlie Doak, Addison Stanifer,
Winry Templeton, Beth Wagner, Noah Orr, Valeria Gonzalez


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Exit Laughing

Exit FinalBy Paul Elliott

Directed by Juan Fernandez

About the show:

When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living.


February 26-27/ March 4-5 at 8:00 pm
February 28 & March 6 at 2:00 pm


James Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville NC 27284



Tickets available at the door and online at  Enter “kernersville little theatre” in the search bar then choose the show date you would like to attend.  Ticket sales end four hours before show time.
Adults – $14
Students/Seniors (60 +) – $12
Ticket prices include NC State sales tax


Rachel Ann – Ashley Lee

Connie Harland -Kathy Cissna

Leona – Donna Bissette

Millie – Dedrica Templeton

Policeman/Bobby – Spencer Lee

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe


Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis
Directed by Diana Marshall-Shoaf

About the show:

A dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.


November 13-14/20-21 at 7:00 pm
November 15, 21, 22 at 2:00 pm


James Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville NC 27284


Tickets available at the door.
Adults – $14
Students/Seniors (60 +) – $12
Children (12 and under) $8

Tickets include NC State sales tax


Aslan – Danny Scruggs
White Witch – Landy Fink
Lucy – Abby Howell
Edmond – Brandon Schroeder
Peter – Christopher Holland
Susan – Grace Shipman
Mr. Beaver – Mark Graves
Mrs. Beaver – Jennifer Graves
Unicorn – Melanie Crews
Centaur – Caitlin Holland
Tumnus – Christian Helderman
Fenris Ulf – Spencer Cook
Dwarf – Sarah Cameron
Father Christmas – Kenny Gaylord
Elf – Maddie Barrett
White Stag – Emily Jay
Wood Nymphs – Paiten Iselin, Jason Howell, Karen Bennett, Emily Jay
Forest Animals – Ben James, Charlie Fitzmaurice, Noah Dumont, Gwen Harford, Sierra Jay
Witch’s Army – (Wolves) Zoe Durst, David Winemiller, Teddy Swanson
(Hags/Ghouls) Kelli Sobolik, Ann Stoebe, Grace Kniess, Kim Hunter
Mice – Hannah Drohan, Carmen Trescott

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Book by Roger Bean
Directed by Myla O’Brien
Music Direction by David Lane

Marvelous Final

About The Show:
This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing such classic ‘50s and ‘60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s My Party,” and over 20 other classic hits! You’ve never had this much fun at a prom and you will never forget The Marvelous Wonderettes—a must-take musical trip down memory lane!


September 11-12 at 8:00 pm
September 18-19 at 8:00 pm
September 20 at 4:00 pm
September 25-26 at 8:00 pm
September 27 at 4:00 pm


Körner’s Folly
413 South Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284


Shows at Korner’s Folly often sell out. Please contact our office to make advance reservations for these shows.

Please Note: Due to a change in fire codes at Körner’s Folly, KLT will be limited to less than 50 people in the audience this year.  Season ticket holders should make their reservations as early as possible.  Rescheduling reservations will be very difficult or impossible due to the popularity of the Körner’s Folly shows.  Refunds will not be available.

Adult – $21
Student/Senior (60+) – $19
Ticket prices include NC State sales tax


Missy – Ashley Elizabeth Lee
Suzy – Abigail DeGance
Cindy Lou – Ashlyn Brodeur
Betty Jean – Beth Cox

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The Pajama Game

Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.
Based on the novel “7 1/2 cents” by Richard Bissell
Directed by Michael Kamtman
Music Direction by Garrett Saake
Choreography by Karla Coghill
PJ Game
About The Show:
Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 1/2 cent pay increase. This Tony award-winning musical features plenty of fun and splashy production numbers. This show is a glowing example of the best in classic musical comedy.


June 19-20 – 8:00pm
June 21 – 2:00pm
June 25-27- 8:00pm
June 28 – 2:00pm


James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284


Tickets are available at the door only.
Adult – $18
Student/Senior (60+) – $16
Children (12 and under) – $10
Ticket prices include NC State sales tax

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MICHAEL KAMTMAN has had a long association with KLT that dates back to 1995 when he directed The Sound of Music. Since then he has also directed South Pacific, The Secret Garden, and Inherit the Wind for KLT.  Michael has been a Triad director, actor, and teacher since 1988.  He has directed over 75 productions in the Triad, including 10 operas.  In the spring of 2013, Michael played Charles Dickens in the world premiere of A Perfect Likeness with The Paper Lantern Theatre.  In the summer of 2013 he played Lucky in Waiting for Godot with the High Point University Extension Project.   He spent 15 seasons as an actor/fight choreographer with the N.C. Shakespeare Festival where he performed in over 50 productions. Michael has an MFA in Directing from UNC-Greensboro, a MA from the University of Connecticut, and a BA from Bucknell University.  He teaches or has taught at Greensboro College, Davidson College, UNC – Greensboro, Salem College, High Point University, and Wake Forest University.

Our Music Director: Garrett SaakeHS-5342 Garrett Saake

Our Cast:

Babe Williams…………………….Ann Davis-Rowe
Sid Sorokin………………………..Stephen Rayfield
Gladys Hotchkiss………………..Becky King
Vernon Hines……………………..Jim Freeman
Prez…………………………………..Seph Schonekas
Mabel………………………………..Jacki Marano
Myron Hasler…………………….Mickey Hyland
Pop……………………………………Ken Ashford
Mae…………………………………..Alison Freeman
Poopsie……………………………..Rachel Schroeder
Brenda………………………………Beth Cox
Charlie/Steam Heat Dancer……Jayson Crawford
Joe/Steam Heat Dancer………….Darron Hayes
Max…………………………………..Shawn Fitzmaurice
Virginia……………………………..Ashlyn Brodeur
Sandra……………………………….Katherine Ledbetter
Carmen………………………………Kelli Sobolik
Charlene…………………………….Chris Hughes
Mary………………………………….Melanie Crews
Mara………………………………….Sarah Kepins
Mae……………………………………Alison Freeman
Rita……………………………………Judith Gillis
Ann……………………………………Caroline Holland
Second Helper/Waiter…………… Aaron DiMattia
First Helper…………………………Noah Orr

THE PAJAMA GAME is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.  Phone: 212-541-4684   Fax: 212-397-4684

The Papers

By Jeff Lovett
Directed by Dan Seaman
The Papers
About The Show:
Peggy and Harvey Ruttles are set to inherit a fortune from Harvey’s recently deceased father. Peggy wants the fortune badly and Harvey doesn’t. To get his inheritance, Harvey must sign the “papers”. When Harvey meets an untimely demise prior to signing the papers, it seems Peggy’s fate is sealed – or is it? With the help of her sister, the two try to convince everyone in their small town that Harvey is still very much alive. All they have to do is somehow manage to get Harvey’s signature on those papers.


February 27-28 – 8:00pm
March 1 – 2:00pm
March 6-7- 8:00pm
March 8 – 2:00pm


James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284


Tickets are available at the door only.
Adult – $14
Student/Senior (60+) – $12
Ticket prices include NC State sales tax

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Dan has been teaching, directing and designing theatre in the triad for over 40 years. He was involved in the genesis of Weaver Center (now Weaver Academy) in Greensboro, and taught in that program for 26 years. During that time, his students won 7 state championships and 2 Southeast Regional Championships (the 10 Southeastern States) in one act play contests. Dan retired from Guilford County Schools in 2004 and upon his retirement, the North Carolina Theatre Conference honored the work at Weaver by naming the state “Ensemble Acting “ award after him. Dan now teaches and directs at Greensboro College, where his primary responsibility is the Theatre Education Program, helping to train future public school drama teachers. Dan has also been a guest director and/or designer with Greensboro Community Theatre, Greensboro City Arts, High Point Community Theatre, Randolph Summer Vacation Playhouse and the Greensboro Public Library’s One City One Book project. Dan is married to a theatre costumer, Marion Dail Seaman, and they are empty nesters, having gotten both of their children through college. In their spare time, Dan and Marion are the force behind DarionGlass, which specializes in stained, fused and mosaic glass projects. This is Dan’s third project for KLT, and he loves returning to this theatre community.

Our Cast:
Peggy Ruttles – Amy Swaim
Harvey – Mark Flora
Darlene – Heather Jaynes
Mr. Belkin – Dick Strohmeier
Rev. McCreedy – Larry Horn
Lois Gray – Pat Shumate
Donnie Gray – Chris Swaim
Rosa – Jae Campbell
Charlotte – Linda Minney
Mr. Parsons – Jim Lehman
Police Officer – DeAnne Meyer
Mourners – Rebecca Martin, Lauren Matlosz

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Charlotte’s Web

Adapted by Joseph Robinette, from the book by E.B. White
Directed by Diana Marshall-Shoaf
Photography by Gray Cassell
Charlotte's Web
About the show:
Known as one of the best books in American children’s literature, Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig; Fern, who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the rat, who can be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman and Arables families; and most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Bring the family and invite your friends and neighbors to see this unforgettable tale of “Some Pig.”

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November 14-15 – 7:00pm
November 16 – 2:00pm
November 21-22 at – 7:00pm
November 22 – 2:00pm
November 23 – 2:00pm
Note:There are two performances on Saturday, November 22.


James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
Kernersville Elementary School
512 W. Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284



Adult – $14
Student/Senior (60+) – $12
Children (12 and under) – $10
Ticket prices include NC State sales tax

About Our Director:
Diana Marshall-ShoafDiana first directed CHARLOTTE’S WEB over 24+ years ago when she was serving the Stokes County Arts Council as their Artistic Director, a position she held from 1985 until 1992. The young actor playing Wilbur dropped out of the cast the week before the show opened and Diana ended up performing the role of Wilbur the pig. However, Diana’s acting and directing career began long before she was “some pig”.

Diana fell in love with live stage performance while a student at Vienna Elementary School in Forsyth County. The entire school, along with students from other area schools, were bused to Reynolds Auditorium to see a touring production of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. “I can remember sitting high up in the balcony at RJR and being mesmerized by the musical, not imagining that I would direct a production of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Reynolds Auditorium for the WS/FCS summer enrichment program in 2009.”

Diana earned a B.S.Ed. in Theatre Education at Western Carolina University and a M.Ed. in Theatre Education at the University of NC-Greensboro. She has been a theatre arts teacher with the WS/FCS since the fall of 1992. Diana has taught and directed students in grades Pre-K through 12th grade. Two of her favorite productions while working with WS/FCS have been PETER PAN, celebrating 50 years of the Summer Enrichment Program and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Diana currently teachers grades 9 through 12 for the WS/FCS.

Diana has directed for numerous productions for the community theatre groups in our area during the past 25+ years, including The Foothills Theatre in Elkin, the Brock Players in Davie County and the Surry County Arts Council at the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mt. Airy. She is extremely excited to add Kernersville Little Theatre to that list and hopes CHARLOTTE’S WEB will be the first of many productions for KLT in the future.

Diana lives in Pfafftown with her husband, Phil and their canine pack. They have one child, Abbey, currently attending UNC-G studying theatre, history and classical studies-archeology. Diana loves to travel, read and direct. 🙂


Our Cast:
Fern Arable – Allie Smart
John Arable – Shawn Fitzmaurice
Martha Arable – Kim Hunter
Avery Arable – David Winemiller
Homer Zuckerman – Jim Lehman
Edith Zuckerman – Marge Barnett
Lurvy – Caitlin Holland
Wilbur – Christopher Holland
Templeton – Emerson Belk
Charlotte – Elya Angle
Goose – Bella Peck
Gander – Noah Evenson
Sheep – Abby Warren
Lamb – Ben James
Uncle – Spencer Cook
Baby Wilbur – Charlie Fitzmaurice
Baby Spiders/Joy – Sarah Cameron
Aranea – Oksana Evenson
Nellie – Kathryn Wagner
Baby Geese – Reese Robinson, Emma Engle, Kathryn Wagner
Reporter – Byron Wagner
Fairgoers – Maddie Barrett, Say-Jal Evenson, Montgomerie Belk
Announcer – Katie Winemiller
Loudspeaker Voice – Paiten Iselin
Photographer – Charlie Fitzmaurice
Spectators – Paiten Iselin, Maddie Barrett
Judges – Montgomerie Belk
Member/Crow – Eve Salzwedel, Elizabeth Rouse, Spencer Cook




MY WAY: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Created by David Grapes and Todd Olson. Book by Todd Olson.
Directed by Juan Fernandez
Music direction by David Lane

Photography by Gray Cassell

My Way
About the show:
The spirit of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, with his smooth, velvety voice is coming to Korner’s Folly. My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra is a look at the ups and downs of Sinatra’s life through some of his biggest musical hits. Fly Me To The Moon, I Only Have Eyes For You and My Funny Valentine are only a few of the many songs you will hear on this trip down memory lane.










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September 5-6 – 8:00pm
September 12-13 – 8:00pm
September 14 – 4:00pm
September 18-20 – 8:00pm
September 21 – 4:00pm

Cupid’s Park Theatre
Korner’s Folly
413 S. Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

Adult – $21
Student/Senior (60+) – $19
Ticket prices include NC State sales tax

Shows at Korner’s Folly often sell out. Please contact our office to make advance reservations for these shows.

Cupid’s Park Theatre is located on the top floor of Korner’s Folly. Access to the theatre can only be made via three flights of steep, narrow steps. There is no elevator or handicap access.

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Juan B. Fernandez has been taking some time away from the Theatre to help his friend on his new urban farm. He has also been working at their new farmer’s market and has been helping a friend develop his treatment for a new movie. Now he is back and is pleased to be with his old friends at KLT. Juan last directed OSCAR AND FELIX and TOO SOON FOR DAISIES here several seasons ago. He also directed SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL up at TGRC.

                                                                About our music director:
dlane headshotDavid Lane is a local pianist, composer, conductor and instructor. He has served as music director on many recent shows in the Triad, including Miss Saigon, Next to Normal, and Les Misérables – all for Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance. He also appeared on stage in Twin City Stage’s production of The Great Gatsby. He will be music directing Oklahoma! in High Point early next year. He is currently writing and recording the music for an upcoming feature film. This is his first time working with the Kernersville Little Theatre, and he looks forward to the experience.




Our Cast
Tom Burleson
Melanie Rodgers
Jamie Donovant
Rebecca Martin

A portion of the ticket sales from this production go to the ongoing maintenance and restoration of Korner’s Folly.

We thank

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for their generous support as our show sponsor.

Once Upon a Mattress

Fitzpatrick Auditorium
Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller & Marshall Barer.
Music by Mary Rodgers. Lyrics by Marshall Barer.

Our cast:

Queen Aggravain – Maggie Gallagher
King Sextimus – Scott Icenhower
MattressDancingGroupPrince Dauntless – Matt Weddle
Princess Winnifred – Kelly Flick
Lady Larken – Ally Austin
Sir Harry – Joe Boles
Minstrel – Matthew Morris
Jester – Jeremy Kuhn
Wizard – Jordan Googe
Princess #12 – Alyson Waller
Lady Rowena – Robin Raines
Lady Lucille – Chris HughesMattressGroup
Lady Merrill – Kirstyn Waller
Lady Mabelle – Safiya High
Lady H – Kirstyn Waller
Lady R – Hailey Lewis
Lady Beatrice – Kirstyn Waller
Kitchen Wench – Kirstyn Waller
Emily – Judith Gillis
GroupwithMattressNightingale of Samarkand – Hailey Lewis
1st Lady – Judith Gillis
2nd Lady – Judith Gillis
3rd Lady – Kirstyn Waller
Sir Studley – James Shover
Sir Luce – Michael Ward
Sir Harold – Calvin Raines
1st Knight – Calvin Raines
2nd Knight – Kenny Gaylord
3rd Knight – Charlie Waller


June 18-20, 24-27, 2010

About the show:

If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and The Pea,” you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night?

Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

About our director:

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Katie Jo Icenhower has a degree in musical theatre with additional drama studies in London. After school, she performed professionally around the country only to realize (like Dorothy) that there is no place like home. Locally, she has acted, directed and choreographed both professionally and with numerous community theatres.

So, what does she do for a living? She’s a real estate agent with Leap Realty. “Real estate allows me to do theatre. Recently, however, it’s been the other way around. Still, I love what I do in both worlds. This will be my third time directing a KLT show. When KLT called me about directing Once Upon A Mattress with them, I didn’t have to sleep on it because for me, it’s a dream job.”