Grandstreet Theatre

All Shook Up Cast List

Natalie Haller-Maddie Cormier
Chad-Josey Montana McCoy
Jim Haller-Adam  Wagner*
Sylvia- Tara Logan
Lorraine-Bella DeLong
Dennis- Scott Joy
Miss Sandra- Julia Porter
 Mayor Matilda Hyde-Elaine Spino
Dean Hyde- Justin White
Sheriff Earl-Phil Bartruff
Male Ensemble Female Ensemble
Raleigh Nordhagen     Danielle Wineman
Kalob Craig     Krysta Dziak
Jacoby Vann     Alex Van Dyke
Gabe Selting          Kate Shea
 Brandon Kirchgasler     Courtney James
Todd Zehrer     Emily Jo Schwaller
Mitchel Wheeler     Allie Hay
Braxton Hudson     Whitney Brothers

*”Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Porfessional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Speacial Appearance Contract.”

 
Phil Bartruff
(Sheriff Earl) Graduated with a BFA from UNK to pursue an acting career. Spent a couple of years in Helena acting at Grandstreet in the mid-80’s. Moved to LA where he began working his way toward the leading role of Dad in a show called Family. The show toured from LA to Washington D.C where his dream finally came true. He was cast in the role of Dad. Family went from D.C. to Atlanta where the show had a lengthy run before making a stop in Cincinnati. After more than 20 years he continues to perform that role, never really certain how well he’s doing. The performances seem to have their ups and downs. He finally found himself back in Helena where he is reprising the role of actor while doing his best to maintain and grow in his role as Dad. Thanks to Hays, Lang and Macaul.

Whitney Brothers (ensemble) is excited to be a part of the conservatory show again this summer. She looks forward to spending the summer at Grandstreet Theatre. She graduates in June from Capital High School, and is looking forward to attending the University of St. Kate’s in Minnesota in September. Whitney’s last role was Window Corney is the Christmas production of Oliver! She was a part of the technical crew for Chicago and Holes. She would like to thank her family and friends for all the support. Whitney is excited to be a part of her Grandstreet Theatre family for one more show!

Maddie Cormier (Natalie) is a sophomore at Capital High School. This is her second Conservatory show with Grandstreet and her sixth year performing on stage. You might have seen her last cooped up in the little box in the back running the lightboard for Oliver! It has been a year since she has ventured onto the stage and is thrilled to be back. Maddie would like to thank her family and her extended Grandstreet family.

Kalob Craig (ensemble) is excited to be back in town for the Summer and attend his 9th consecutive year at Grandstreet Summer Camp!  Recent credits include Guys & Dolls and Legend of the Poinsettia.  Kalob is a member of the Junior Company with the Latin Ballet of Richmond.  He enjoys acting, singing, dancing, playing guitar and making people laugh.  You may often find Kalob randomly entertaining a crowd with his music in Downtown Helena. 

Bella DeLong (Lorraine) has flown through tornadoes, walked on water, sipped tea with the Hatter, grew an “a-may-zing” tail, lived the hard-knock life and sported several pairs of fairy wings in her theatre career.  When not tapping, waltzing or sashaying across the Grandstreet stage, this 15 year old junior enjoys devouring ice cream and playing her ukulele.  All Shook Up is her first conservatory show and also marks her first role as a giddy, girly romantic. 

Krysta Dziak (ensemble)is so excited to be a part of the Grandstreet Theatre family once again. A native of Helena, Krysta holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of South Dakota, and has spent this past year touring with The Children’s Theatre Company of South Dakota. This summer she will be seen in “Into The Woods,” “All Shook Up” and will be a member of the Grandstreet faculty. You might remember her as Sally in last year’s “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” and as a cast member in “Guys And Dolls.” Krysta would like to thank her wonderful family and friends for supporting her in this crazy field we call “Show Business.”

Allie Hay (ensemble) Soon to be senior, Allie Hay, is jazzed to be taking part in her first Grandstreet Conservatory. With her last year as a student of Grandstreet coming up, Allie intends to spend a lot of time  at the theatre, soaking up the fun. Allie would like to thank the entire cast and crew of All Shook Up, her wonderful family, and friends for the love and support!

 

 

 

Braxton Hudson (ensemble)is a native of Colorado Springs and moved to Helena in 2001.  He has been actively involved with Grandstreet since then and performed in his first show (Seussical) in 2005.  Since then, he has performed in a number of shows, most recently the performance and revival of Chicago.  He will be a senior at Helena High School in the fall.

Courtney James (ensemble) is thrilled to be part of All Shook Up!  She currently attends Capital High School and spends her free time (which there is very little) with her close friends doing spontaneous activities. This will be her 8th show at GST and some of her favorite roles include Amaryllis in The Music Man Jr., Ensemble in Godspell Jr., and Myra in Holes. She would like to thank her family full of never ending support and Rachel Apple who has never missed a show yet!

Scott Joy (Dennis) is thrilled to be spending the summer at Grandstreet in the beautiful state of Montana. Scott is a musical theatre major at Webster University where he will be a junior this fall. Scott most recently appeared in Macbeth at the Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis. Favorite roles include: Gutenberg! The Musical! (Bud), Big River (Tom Sawyer), Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth), The Elephant Man (Bishop How), and Aladdin (Iago). Love to my family and friends.

Brandon Kirchgasler (ensemble) is happy to be returning to Grandstreet this summer where he was fortunate enough to spend the summers of his youth. Returning from another successful year at Nebraska Wesleyan University performing in Sweeney Todd, The Mousetrap, and Oklahoma. This coming year will be Brandon’s third year at the university. As a side note Brandon is a Bruce Lee fan and has a love of bad action films. 

 

 

 Tara Logan (Sylvia) is from Santa Barbara, CA, attended Berklee College of Music and now teaches voice and piano.  This is her second performance with GST.  She played Eve in Children of Eden.  She says thank you to her students, parents, friends, and Heavenly Father.

 Josey Montana McCoy (Chad) is delighted to make his middle namesake debut with Grandstreet Theatre.  From Inez, KY, he is a University of Kentucky journalism graduate and theatre minor.  Tour credits: Ragtime and NTC Productions’ A Christmas Carol. Other favorite credits: Big River (Huck), The Pajama Game (Hines), Smoke On the Mountain (Dennis), and West Side Story (A-Rab). Josey would like to thank his family for being the coolest and Josie for being his cognate.

Raleigh Nordhagen (ensemble)has appeared in several GST productions including Jungle Book Jr., as Colonel Hatti; Pirates of Penzance Jr., as the Pirate King; Suessical Jr. as “the Cat in the Hat”;  High School Musical as Ryan, and most recently in Chicago, and Children of Eden (Snake/Shem/Cain’s understudy).  He is very excited to be involved in GST and Summer Conservatory, and is thrilled to be performing for you in All Shook Up.

Julia Porter (Miss Sandra) is an actor, director, designer & teacher. She holds a Bachelor’s in Performing Arts from Carroll College, a Master’s in Theatre Arts from University of North Dakota, and has also trained with Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox, MA. She has too many favorite roles and shows to list them all. Most recently Julia served as the Theatre Program Director for the Devils Lake (ND) High School where her students were awarded a State Superior Performance Award. She is excited to be back in Helena!!

Emily Jo Schwaller (ensemble) is excited to be spending her summer at Grandstreet Theatre! She was recently seen in Oliver (Widow Corny) and Into the Woods (Rapunzel). She looks forward to going to Montana State University next year to study Political Science. She would like to thank the cast, crew, her parents, and friends for always supporting her!

Gabe Selting (ensemble) is happily returning to Grandstreet Theater’s production of All Shook Up. This is his seventh summer with Grandstreet and his second with the conservatory. Selting enjoys singing, playing guitar, and playing basketball… and soccer. Currently a sophomore at Laramie High School in Wyoming, Gabe looks forward to the upcoming high school years, but more specifically the summers in between. Special thanks to Marianne and Lisa; without them, none of this would be possible.   

Kate Shea (ensemble) began attending Grandstreet Theatre School in the fifth grade and is excited to appear on the GST stage once again this summer.  Kate is a sophomore at Helena High. Kate’s previous roles include Nancy in Oliver!, Alice’s Sister in Alice in Wonderland, and Gracie Miller in Tom Sawyer.  Kate would like to thank her parents and her little sister for their support.

Elaine Spino (Mayor Matilda) feels very fortunate to have had the opportunity to ‘shake it up’ with the cast and crew in this production.  Her previous Grandstreet credits have included Blithe Spirit (Ruth), Dearly Departed (Lucille), Urinetown (Little Sally) and most recently, Unnecessary Farce (Billie Dwyer). In ‘real life’ Elaine is a speech pathologist specializing in adult voice, speech and swallowing disorders at St. Peters Hospital.   She is grateful to live in a community that cherishes and supports community theatre.

Alex Van Dyke (ensemble) is going into her senior year at Capital High School in her lovely hometown of Helena. She has been involved in Grandstreet since she was in 6th grade and has appeared in 15 main stage shows. During the school year she works at GST assisting with the Kindergarten through 2nd grade classes. Most recently she performed in Chicago (young Roxie), Oliver, and Children of Eden (Snake and Aysha). Enjoy the show!

Jacoby Vann (ensemble) has experienced many creative theatre, dance, and art journeys over the past few months and is very happy to continue with his first show at Grandstreet. Afterwards he plans to move to Las Vegas to pursue an education in theatre and a career in performing. He would like to thank his roommate and fellow cast mate, Brandon Kirchgasler for introducing him to Grandstreet and this opportunity. 

 

Adam Wagner (Jim Haller) has a BFA from College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). He moved to Helena in July from NYC. Adam taught himself to play piano and has been songwriting since 2002. As an actor, he can be seen in the film, TEETH, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is well on its way to DVD cult status. Regionally, he has performed at the St. Louis Muny, Seacoast Repertory and Ogunquit Playhouse. Grandstreet credits include musical director for Grease! and director/choreographer for Singin’ in the Rain, Chicago and The Great American Trailer Park Musical.  Audiences might remember him as Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Mitchel Wheeler (ensemble) Mitchel Wheeler is in his Junior year as a homeschooler and attends Grandstreet Theatre School.  He enjoys playing guitar, singing, theater, and is an Eagle Scout.  This is his third Grandstreet show this year as he was also in Holes (Armpit) and Children of Eden (Seth, Storyteller). 

Justin White (Dean) is extremely happy to be a new member of the Grandstreet Theatre family. He is going into his junior year at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University as a Musical Theatre major. He previously appeared in “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” in the spring at school. He would like to thank everyone at the Grandstreet for this wonderful opportunity, and his family and friends for their support.

Danielle Wineman (Lucinda and Ensemble) just finished her freshman year at Stephens College where she is studying Theatre Arts, and is glad to be back home in the big sky for the summer. Some of her past roles include: Pauline (The Young and Fair), Gazer (The Cagebirds), Nurse/Dreamer (The Secret Garden) and Sabine (The Most Massive Women Wins). She sends a huge THANK YOU to her family, friends and especially Marianne Adams for putting up with all of her shenanigans.

Todd Zehrer (Rapunzel’s Prince/ensemble) is beyond stoked for his second summer in beautiful Helena with the most awesome people of GST! He has been seen on this stage as Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls and as a prince in Into the Woods. A recent grad from Millikin, he will soon be moving to the “Big Apple” to pursue a “career” in what God tells him everyday, he should be doing. Life is so good.