Grandstreet Theatre

Pippin

August 6 - August 15

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Follow a young prince on a quest to find his “Corner of the Sky!”

From one of musical theatre’s most popular composers (Wicked and Godspell) comes one of Broadway’s greatest contemporary classics.  Heir to the throne, prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment.  Is it to be found on the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh, the intrigues of political power, or perhaps in the un-extraordinary moments of every day life?  This captivating and iconic musical is sure to be a Grandstreet summer spectacular!

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: 212-392-4684  www.MTIShows.com

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Meet the Cast of Pippin

Nick Angel

A Player

Nick Angel is thrilled to be here at Grandstreet! Nick is entering his senior year of study in musical theatre at Western Michigan University where he has been seen as Claude in HAIR, Joey in Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, and in various other university productions. He most recently made his professional debut in Dogfight at Farmer’s Alley Theatre. A big thank you to everyone at WMU, my beautiful sister Alexis, and most importantly, Mom and Dad. Go Broncos!

Phil Bartruff

King Charlamagne

Phil Bartruff considers Grandstreet a second home and a second family. He looks forward to becoming a part of Grandstreet’s extended summer family. Wow, what fun working with such great talent and great people. Phil has enjoyed roles in past summer shows including The King in Big River, the Sheriff in All Shook Up and Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray. Phil is particularly proud of his first family! Thank you Hays, Lang and Macaul for your love and support. Special thanks to Nancy.

Austen Danielle Bohmer

A Player, Dance Captain

Austen Danielle Bohmer is currently pursuing her BFA in acting at the Webster Conservatory in St. Louis, MO. Her STL credits include: Penny in Honk! at Webster, Ariel in The Little Mermaid with Variety Children’s Theatre, and One Man, Two Guvnors at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Last summer, she studied Shakespeare at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, playing Emilia in The Two Noble Kinsmen. This summer, Austen is delighted to be making her Grandstreet debut!

Coy Branscum

Leading Player

Coy Branscum is thrilled to be returning to Grandstreet after working on last summer’s Mary Poppins! He is a recent graduate of Millikin University, earning his BFA in Musical Theatre; he was seen in their MainStage productions of Sweet Smell of Success, Cinderella, Legally Blonde, Peter Pan, and And the World Goes ‘Round. Following his time in Helena, Coy will be moving to Austin, TX. Follow his journey at cgbranscum.com, or through his Instagram/Twitter accounts: @coybranscum.

Jimmy Capek

A Player

Jimmy Capek is ecstatic to be a part of the Grandstreet family this summer, making his Grandstreet debut in Oklahoma! and Pippin. Jimmy recently graduated with his B.F.A in Musical Theatre from Western Illinois University. Some favorite credits include: Toad in A Year With Frog and Toad (Shawnee Theatre) Gangster #2 in The Drowsy Chaperone (Shawnee Theatre), Bat Boy, Les Miserables and many more. Jimmy has plans to move to Chicago come September and is excited to dive in head first into their amazing theatre scene.

Maddie Cormier

A Player

Maddie Cormier is incredibly excited to come back to her home on the Grandstreet Stage. She’s had quite the freshman year as a Musical Theatre Major at Shenandoah University and can’t wait to learn more. Maddie’s most recent Grandstreet credits include Natalie in Next to Normal and Belle in Beauty and the Beast. She is overjoyed to spend another summer making new friends and creating wonderful works of art. She would like to thank Marianne, her friends and support system, Aidan, Nancy, and everyone responsible for putting this production together.

Selena English

A Player

Selena English will be a senior at Capital High this fall and is honored to be spending another summer at Grandstreet. She recently played the roles of Mrs. Jewls in Sideways Stories From Wayside School, Apple Tree #1 in The Wizard of Oz, and a part of the Ensemble in Mary Poppins. “Thank you to my family, my boyfriend, and the Grandstreet staff for always supporting me.”

Julia Krings

Theo

Julia Krings is going to be a third grader in the fall. She loves to read. Previous roles on the Grandstreet stage include Tough Guy #1 in The Wizard of Oz and one of the sheep in Beauty and the Beast. Julia would like to thank her family and the cast.

Ben Misplon

A Player

Ben Misplon has just graduated Helena High School and is attending Western Illinois University next year to study Musical Theatre. Oklahoma! and Pippin will be his 15th and 16th shows at Grandstreet. He has attended summer Grandstreet since being a beanie in first grade and the after school camp for 5 years. He would like to thank his Grandstreet family for all of their love and support and he will miss them very much!

Michael Olson

Lewis

Robert Riordan

A Player

Robert Riordan is very excited about returning to Grandstreet and lassoing it up as Will Parker and dancing about in Pippin this summer. He’s a rising senior at Webster Conservatory in St. Louis. Other favorite roles include Barfee in Spelling Bee (Grandstreet), Nikos in Big Love (Webster), and Flotsam in The Little Mermaid (Variety Children’s Theatre).

Kelly Rose

A Player

Kelly Rose is a regular on the Grandstreet stage, having attended the theatre school for 12 years. Some of her recent roles have been a customer/waitress in She Loves Me, an ancestor/dance captain in The Addams Family, and ensemble in Les Miserables. As well as two summer conservatory shows: Hairspray and Shrek the musical. Kelley Rose is thrilled to kickoff her last year as a theatre school student with Pippin! “A gigantic thanks to Vava and Pa. I love you both dearly. This one’s for you.”

Emily Rozman

Fastrada

Emily Rozman is ecstatic to make her debut for Grandstreet Theatre in Pippin! She is entering her junior year as a B.F.A. in musical theatre at Indiana University. For Indiana University Theatre: Into The Woods (Stepsister) The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Succubae). For University Players: 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (soloist – ‘On Monday’), Rocky Horror Picture Show (dance ensemble) Other: Once Upon A Mattress (Winnifred), Anything Goes (Reno). Emily is from Batesville, Indiana.

Jacob Coray Scott

Pippin

Jacob Coray Scott is thrilled to be making his Grandstreet Theatre debut. In August he will return to the Webster Conservatory where he is a student of musical theatre. At school he most recently appeared in Spring Awakening as “Moritz” and HONK! as “Ugly”. Scott’s other credits include Spamalot at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, and Chicago at Summer Stock Austin.

Gabe Selting

A Player

Gabe Selting is thrilled to be returning to the summer Grandstreet show for the sixth production in a row! Previous summer Grandstreet appearances include: Guys and Dolls (2010), All Shook Up (2011), Hairspray (2012), Big River (2013), Shrek (2013), and Mary Poppins (2014). Gabe would like to thank Marianne Adams; without her, none of this would be possible. Finally, Gabe cannot wait to spend time with his cast, family, and friends at summer Grandstreet and looks forward to a great summer season! This theatre has truly become a home.

Elizabeth Spindler

Catherine

Elizabeth Spindler is beyond delighted to be back at her favorite place, performing alongside some of her favorite people. She is a rising junior at Gonzaga University where she is majoring in theatre arts and psychology. Some of her most beloved roles have included Rhonda in Almost, Maine, Pilar in Legally Blonde, and Shelley in Hairspray. In her spare time she enjoys improvising (on stage and off) and climbing rocks

Gill Vaughn-Spencer

A Player

Gill Vaughn-Spencer is an engaged actor who constantly fills his schedule with new shows or projects. He has stayed fully active in his high school theatre department at Century High School, as well as adding shows in other local theaters such as Mystique and Idaho State University theaters. Gill hopes to go on to performing professionally and possibly starting up a company with the goal of instructing aspiring young actors.

Emily Walborn

A Player

Emily Walborn will be a freshman next year at Emerson College in Boston, MA. She is beyond excited to spend one more magical summer with her Grandstreet family. Her recent credits include: Teen Ensemble/Emily Webb understudy in Our Town, Ancestor in The Addams Family, and Ensemble in Mary Poppins. Emily would like to thank her family and the Grandstreet community for all of their love and support over the years. Grandstreet Theatre has been a wonderful place to grow up!

Colleen “Binky” Watson

Berthe

Dora Trenbeath

Stage Manager

Dora Trenbeath is thrilled to be spending her 14th summer at Grandstreet, serving as the Production Stage Manager for Oklahoma and Pippin. A Grandstreet Alumna, Dora has worked in places such as The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Children’s Theatre Company, Insight Theatre Company, and most recently Vital Theatre Company in New York City. Dora is also very proud graduate of The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, where she earned her BFA in Stage Management!

Katie An Siegel

Assistant Stage Manager

Katie An Siegel just completed her first year in the Stage Management program at Webster University. Most recently, she has been an Assistant Stage Manager for the Webster University Dance Ensemble, Honk!, and Spring Awakening. She has also been working as an administrative intern at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. She is thrilled to be joining the Grandstreet Theatre team this summer.

Rayne O’Bryant

Assistant Stage Manager

Rayne O’Bryant was previously seen as the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. Rayne was the stage manager for Sideways Stories from Wayside School and the light board operator for She Loves Me. Rayne would like to thank His mentor Dora Trenbeath for everything she has taught him and Marianne Adams for all her support.