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Meet the Cast & Crew of “The Last of the Dragons”

The Last of the Dragons runs June 22-23 and June 29-30 at 10am.  Purchase tickets HERE.

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MEET THE CAST

HOPE PAULY (princess)
Tibbits 2018: Jesus Christ Superstar, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The Last of the Dragons, 1st season.  Favorite Roles: Janet Van De Graaf in The Drowsy Chaperone, Incline Theatre; Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5, WKU Theatre. Training: Recent graduate of Western Kentucky University, BFA Performing Arts: Musical Theatre.   “I am very excited to be making her debut at Tibbits this summer!  Thanks to Mom, Dad, Max, Nina, and Riley for always believing in me!”

 

MAX GONZALEZ (prince)
Tibbits 2018: Jesus Christ Superstar, Last of the Dragons, Shiver and Shake, 1st season.
Favorite Roles: Riff in West Side Story, the Baker in Into the Woods, Mark in Rent, and Usnavi in In the Heights. Training: New York University Tisch School of the Arts. “I’d like to thank my parents and friends for supporting me throughout this journey.  I’m very blessed to be able to wake up and do what I love every day.”

 

JOSHUA VREELAND (king)
Tibbits 2018: Jesus Christ Superstar, The Last of the Dragons, Charlotte’s Web, 1st season. Favorite Roles: Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, The Beast in Beauty and the Beast. Training: Western Michigan University, BM in Vocal Performance (2020 Graduation.) “I’d like to thank my parents for bending over backward to help me get where I am, and also Hillary Anthony for helping me get this opportunity.”

 

EMMA DRIVER (nurse)
Tibbits 2018: The Last of the Dragons, Jesus Christ Superstar, Shiver and Shake, 3rd season.
At Tibbits: The Addams Family, Oklahoma, Footloose, Damn Yankees, as well as the Popcorn Theatre shows!  Favorite Roles: Lucy in Dracula with Premiere Ballet, Zoe Banter in Silence at the Tank in NYC, and of course playing the Smart Pig in Little Red Riding Hood, and the Three Little Pigs at the Tibbits. Training: Pace School of Performing Arts. “I am so excited to be performing on the Tibbits stage again! Sending love to my amazing family.”

 

BEN SHIMKUS (valet)
Tibbits 2018: The Last of the Dragons, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, 4th season. At Tibbits: The Addams Family (Lucas), Pippin (Player), Footloose (Lyle). Favorite Roles: Catboy in the Original Cast and First National Tour of PJ Masks Live!, a Tenor in The Dublin’s Irish Tenors and Celtic Ladies, and Ladahlord in The Roxy Regional’s James and the Giant Peach. Training: B.A. in Musical Theatre at Cortland State. “Huge thanks to my family and friends for all of their constant support and love. Thanks as always to Mark Reynolds for kindling my love for the art of performing.”

CAROLINE ANDERSON (dragon)
Tibbits 2018: Jesus Christ Superstar, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Last of the Dragons, Charlotte’s Web, 1st season. Favorite Roles: Judy Bernly, 9 to 5 at Cortland State, Carrie, Carousel at Rocky Point Theater Productions and Shelly, Hairspray, at Smithtown Performing Arts Center. Training: Cortland State Musical Theater.  “I am so thrilled to be making my Tibbits debut, and I am grateful to get the opportunity to change a little piece of the world with theater.”

 

 

MEET THE CREW

(The crew doesn’t usually get head shots and a lot of them tend to be camera shy…stay tuned for photos of them working 🙂 )

Charles Burr (Director)
Tibbits 2018:  The Last of the Dragons, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Resident Alien, 36th Season.  At Tibbits: The Look of Love, Run For Your Wife and 92 other productions. Favorite Roles: Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Arvide in Guys and Dolls, Elwood in Harvey and Moonface in Anything Goes. Favorite Productions: “Whatever I’m working on.” Training: Eastern Michigan University. “I still get a thrill stepping on this stage. Thanks, Bobb, for making me audition here all those years ago.

Leon Kriser II: Scenic Designer
Tibbits 2018:  The Last of the Dragons, Charlotte’s Web, Shiver and Shake, 8th seasonFavorite Tibbits ProductionGuys and Dolls. “This is my 8th year volunteering in Summer Stock!”

Alyssa Kraft: Lighting Designer
Tibbits 2018: The Last of the Dragons, Charlotte’s Web, Shiver and Shake, 1st season. Favorite Productions: Spring Awakening at the University of Minnesota-Morris and Million Dollar Quartet at Theatre L’Homme Deau.  Training: University of Minnesota, Morris. “Theatre is a deep dark hole that I never wish to escape.”

Marie Green: Costume Designer
Tibbits 2018The Last of the Dragons, Charlotte’s Web, Shiver and Shake, 1st season. Favorite Productions: Rhinoceros and Macbeth at Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts. Training: Costume Design at Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts (class of 2019). “If it wasn’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever”

Trevor Powell: Properties Master
Tibbits 2018Jesus Christ Superstar, The Last of the Dragons, Charlotte’s Web, Shiver and Shake,  1st season. Favorite Roles:  Principal Dancer in Wonder Tales with Young Michigan Dances, Templeton in Charlottes Web with Spotlight Theatre Productions, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast with Quincy H.S.  Training:  Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance.  “I am so excited to be coming home to make my TST debut this summer! Thank you to all of my friends, family, and fans for supporting my crazy obsession with all things theatre. Love you guys!” @trevorjpowell17

Nadalie Gill: Stage Manager
Tibbits 2018: ASM: Last of the Dragons, Charlotte’s Web, Sound Board Op for Jesus Christ Superstar, A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder, 1st season. Favorite Productions: Fiddler on the Roof, Lord of the Flies, and Seussical the  Musical at Ouachita Baptist University. Training: Ouachita Baptist University. “I am so excited for the opportunities at Tibbits!”



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