A Year With Frog and Toad (TYA)

Cast

FROG – Carlton Ryker

TOAD-Ben Misplon

MAN BIRD, SNAIL, LIZARD, FATHER FROG, and MOLE – Kate Loble

LADY BIRD 1, MOUSE, SQUIRREL, YOUNG FROG, and MOLE – Lauren Hanson

LADY BIRD 2, TURTLE, SQUIRREL, MOTHER FROG, and MOLE – Rebecca Hartman

 

Supporting cast

FROG/TOAD – Reese Sheldahl

MAN BIRD, SNAIL, LIZARD, FATHER FROG, and MOLE– Elsie Harrington

LADY BIRD 1 & 2, MOUSE, TURTLE, SQUIRREL, YOUNG FROG, MOTHER FROG & MOLE– Natalie Renk

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Lauren Hanson (LADY BIRD 1, MOUSE, SQUIRREL, YOUNG FROG, and MOLE)

Lauren Hanson, a recent graduate of Capital High and Grandstreet Theatre school, is beyond excited to be spending another summer with her favorite people. Her recent credits include Anna (Frozen Jr.), Wendy Jo (Footloose), and Jojo (Newsies). Lauren would like to thank her family and friends, her amazing cast and crew, and Grandstreet for helping raise her into the person she is today.

Elsie Harrington (Supporting cast)

Elsie Harrington loves Grandstreet summers! A senior at HHS, her past summer productions include Sister Act and Newsies. Other favorite Grandstreet credits include Frozen Jr. (Elsa), Treasure Island (Israel Hands), and Matilda. At Grandstreet, she is co-president of the Student Advisory Board (with her twin Tara!), takes classes, and assistant-teaches a 5th-and-6th-grade class. She also works at Bloom Montessori School and is Board Chair of Montana Youth Action. “Thanks to Marianne Adams for everything, ever!”

Rebecca Hartman (LADY BIRD 2, TURTLE, SQUIRREL, MOTHER FROG, and MOLE)

Rebecca Hartman is delighted to be making her Grandstreet debut as oh so many fun roles  in A Year With Frog and Toad. Recently, Rebecca was seen as Bebe in A Chorus Line at Stages Staint Louis, the Mary Poppins understudy at Variety Theatre, The Witch in Into The Woods, and Eponine in Les Miserables. She is currently pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre from Webster University. She is immensely appreciative of Peter and Melissa Hartman, and her sister Elizabeth.

Kate Loble (MAN BIRD, SNAIL, LIZARD, FATHER FROG, and MOLE)

Kate Loble is so excited to participating in another Grandstreet Theater summer stock show before she heads off to Columbia College to pursue a BFA Musical Theater degree in the fall. Every time Kate is onstage, playing Pumbaa in The Lion King Jr., or Joan the Goat in Treasure Island, she is always having fun. In her free time, Kate also enjoys anything outside, her sister, being sarcastic and trying to steal the Krabby Patty Secret Formula

Ben Misplon (Toad)

Benjamin Misplon is so excited to return home again to his favorite place, the Grandstreet stage. Benjamin received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Western Illinois University and now lives in St, Louis Missouri. Benjamin’s favorite roles include; Joey in Sister Act, Prentiss in Peter and the Starcatcher, and Hanschen in Spring Awakening. Ben would like to thank his friends and family for their support!

Natalie Renk (supporting cast)

Natalie Renk is a Senior at Capital High this year and is so excited to be bringing you this wonderful show! She recently played Marian Paroo in The Music Man and can’t wait for the next challenge. She would like to thank her family, friends, and teachers for helping her reach for the stars. “Enjoy the Show!”

Carlton Ryker (Frog)

Carlton Ryker is an actor based in Los Angeles, California.  Born and raised in Kansas, he graduated with a BA in Musical Theatre from Wichita State University.  Carlton is extremely excited to return to Grandstreet and Helena, MT for his third summer in a row. Past credits include roles such as; Mike in Freaky Friday, Curtis in Sister Act, Bud in Bridges of Madison County, Bill in Mamma Mia, and The Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors.(Psalm 3:30)

Reese Sheldahl (supporting cast)

Reese Sheldahl is very excited to be working with Grandstreet Theatre again! Appearing on the GST stage in Treasure Island and Sister Act. Recently graduated from Capital High School, where he was apart of many productions such as The Music Man, Figaro, and Moon Over Buffalo, Reese is looking forward to able to share the stories of Freaky Friday and The Sound of Music. “Many thanks to my family and supportive teachers!”

Trace Turner (Director)

Trace Turner is a NYC-based director making his first visit to Grandstreet this season. Previous directing and choreography credits include Next To Normal, Every Brilliant Thing, Photograph 51, Constellations. As a playwright Trace recently had his one man show, I Knew Him Well, produced in Austin, Texas that he also performed in as well as a staged reading of his play The Black Seagull about the Empress Sissi of Austria. www.traceturner.com

Gretchen Mundinger (Musical Director)

Kendall Skoog (Production Stage Manager)

Amanda Costinette (Assistant Stage Manager)

Amanda is a recent graduate of Carroll College where she stage managed shows for the past two seasons. She is thankful for the opportunity that Grandstreet gave her for her first stage management gig. She would also like to thank her parents for all their support.

Claire Peterson (Costume Designer)

Jeff Downing (Scenic & Lighting Designer)

Mary Gegenhuber (Props Designer)

Mary is originally from Milwaukee WI, but moved to Montana in 1976. She performed in her first play at age 12 but fell in love with production work and was a stage manager by age 16. She started at Grandstreet in 2006 as a props designer with Ah, Wilderness, and performed in Titanic and Annie Get Your Gun.She was also the  Stage Manager forfor Grandstreet’s Steel Magnolias. Mary has been involved in production work at Grandstreet for over 60 shows

Paige O'Neill (Technical Director)

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