The SpongeBob Musical cast

The Cast

Eugene Krabs –Phil Bartruff
Patrick Star
   Dean Marino
Sandy Cheeks  Juliette Maners
Sheldon J. Plankton
  Brandon Rundquist
SpongeBob SquarePants
 – Mason Wold
Squidward Q. Tentacles – Ryan Douglass

ENSEMBLE

Karen the Computer-Presley Wilson
Pearl Krabs- Elizabeth Atkins
Mayor of Bikini Bottom-Anna Milburn
Mrs. Puff- Dawn Lee Kangas
Perch Perkins/French Narrator –Tom Trangmoe
Electric skate#1/Patchy the Pirate- David Wade
Electric skate #2/Old Man Jenkins- Brandon Taylor
Electric skate #3- Alex Coulter
Keaton Barry
Ethan Melton
Donny Shire
Dalton Hudoba
Robert Stimpson
Will Menden
Lizzie Johnson
Tori Kocher
Gracie Fay Petersen
Greydyn Gildroy
Hailey Cox
Riley Ford
Ella Shropshire
Elsie Ambrose

Elsie Ambrose (ensemble)

Elizabeth Atkins (Pearl Krabs/ensemble)

Elizabeth Atkins is thrilled to be making her Grandstreet debut! She is a recent Musical Theatre graduate of the Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. Some of her favorite credits include Revolt, She Said. Revolt Again. (Sargent Conservatory) and the EdTA’s Broadway Back to School at 54 Below. Elizabeth is a lifelong ABBA enthusiast and would like to thank her family and friends for their continued love and support. www.elizabethbatkins.com

Keaton Barry (ensemble)

Keaton Barry is a recent graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Keaton is coming off of his Off-Broadway debut in Legally Blonde: The Musical (Kyle) and is ecstatic to be making his Grandstreet Theatre debut in The SpongeBob Musical! Notable credits include Rent (Roger) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Dr. Frank N. Furter). Keaton would like to thank his friends and family for their undying support. Follow his journey on Instagram @barrykeaton!

Phil Bartruff (Eugene Krabs)

Phil Bartruff is glad to be back at Grandstreet and that Grandstreet is back. Some of Phil’s favorite roles at Grandstreet include Fagin in Oliver, Charles in Pippin, Charlie in The Bridges of Madison County and Max in The Sound of Music. Phil would like to dedicate his performance to Liliana, Luna, Haysleigh and Lennon. He is grateful for the support of Hays, Lang and Macaul.

Alex Coulter (ensemble/Electric Skate #3)

Alex Coulter is an upcoming senior at Helena’s Carroll College. He would like to thank his family and all of his music and theater teachers through his career. This will be Alex’s Grandstreet debut and he is excited to perform with other members of the Helena community. His favorite roles have been Shrek in Shrek the Musical and Prince Charming in Cinderella.

Hailey Cox (ensemble)

Hailey Cox is a rising senior at CHS and has been involved in Grandstreet since the second grade.  She has most recently performed in The Sound of Music (Louisa), Beauty and the Beast Jr (Mrs. Potts) and Shrek The Musical Jr (Shrek).  Hailey has enjoyed attending the Junior Theater Festival in Sacramento for the past six years.  Thanks to her friends, and as always, to the best dog in the world, Dakota!! (aka Squishy Dough!)

Ryan Douglass (Squidward Q. Tentacles)

Ryan Douglass is so excited to be coming back for his second summer at Grandstreet! Ryan will be a Senior at The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in the Fall pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. Some of his favorite credits include: Ren in Footloose, Frank in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Danny Zuko in Grease. He thanks his family and friends for their love and support. @theryandouglass

Riley Ford (ensemble)

Riley Luna Ford (Ensamble) is from Helena and is an incoming freshman at American University. She is an intern for the Montana Democratic Party. Previous roles on the GST stage include Beth in Little Women, Spider in James and The Giant Peach, and Bureaucrat #5 in Wildwood. Riley was also the Co-Stage Manager for the production of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. She would like to thank her mom Kerry, her brother Elias, and her dad Mark.

Greydyn Gildroy (ensemble)

Greydyn Gildroy is a rising freshman at HHS. He has attended Grandstreet Summer Theater school since Kindergarten and began Grandstreet Theatre school in 2nd Grade. Greydyn has enjoyed performing in several Christmas shows and has a love for the musical arts. Greydyn would like to thank his supportive family and his many loving pets.

Dalton Hudoba (ensemble)

Dalton Hudoba is a rising senior at Helena High School and has been attending Grandstreet Theatre School since fourth grade. He has most recently performed in Beauty and the Beast jr and Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, and spends a lot of his time at Grandstreet assisting third through sixth grade classes during the school year. He would like to thank the Grandstreet community for always having open doors and loving hearts!

Lizzie Johnson (ensemble)

Lizzie Johnson was born and raised in Helena Montana, she is thrilled to be returning to the Grandstreet stage. She has most recently appeared in The Sound of Music (Liesl), Beauty and the Beast Jr, (Belle), and Queen City Ballet’s Alice in Wonderland (Queen of Hearts). She recently graduated from Helena High School and hopes to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre. She would like to thank her friends, family, and everyone at Grandstreet for always supporting her.

Dawn Lee Kangas (Mrs. Puff/ensemble)

Dawn Lee Kangas, an alumna of GSTS, is blessed to be home on the Grandstreet stage. Dawn has a BFA in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts, Professional Acting Conservatory. Her favorite roles include: Sponge in James and the Giant Peach and Matron “Mama” Morton in Chicago. She is a performer in NYC and is the elementary Drama Teacher and Director at the Dwight School. She dedicates her performance to Mom and Dad.

Tori Kocher (ensemble)

Tori Kocher (She/Her) is a recent BFA Musical Theatre graduate from Belmont University. Some of her favorite roles include The Little Mermaid (Ursula), Hairspray (Tracy), Next to Normal (Diana), Shrek (Princess Fiona), Footloose (Rusty), Into the Woods (Little Red). While in Nashville, Tori performed with country music stars at the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium. She is ecstatic to be making her Grandstreet debut in one of her favorite shows!

Juliette Maners (Sandy Cheeks)

Juliette Maners (Sandy Cheeks) is thrilled to be making her professional theatre debut at Grandstreet Theatre. She grew up in the South Florida theatre community, graduated from Dreyfoos School of the Arts, and is now a BFA Musical Theatre student at Rider University, intending also to minor in Arts Management. This past year, as a freshman, she was proud to be a Swing and Assistant Stage Manager for Pete(HER) Pan under Broadway’s Deidre Goodwin.

Dean Marino (Patrick Star)

Dean Marino is a New York based professional actor and educator. Some of Dean’s performance credits include: Rapunzel’s Royal Table on Disney Cruise Line (Hook Hand), Mary Poppins (Robertson Ay/Gatekeeper/Von Hussler), and All Shook Up (Sheriff Earl). As an educator, Dean has directed at the NCTC Performing Arts Company and at the URJ Eisner Camp. He also just completed his Master’s program at NYU Steinhardt for Educational Theatre and English education.

Ethan Melton (ensemble)

Ethan Melton, born and raised in Helena, Montana, is a recent graduate from Carroll College with a Health Sciences major and Theatre minor. He performed during the three years he attended Carroll College, with roles such as Philostrate in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Captain in Shrek: the Musical, and Adam from The Hijabis. He is thrilled to perform his first production at Grandstreet and thanks his friends and family for their support.

Will Menden (ensemble)

Will Menden is a rising high school sophomore and is excited to participate in his first summer conservatory show. His favorite roles include Shermy/Charlie Brown Understudy in Charlie Brown Christmas and Narrator Understudy in Beauty and the Beast Jr.  Will would like to thank his sister Annie and cousin Henry for always encouraging him.

Anna Milburn (Mrs. Mayor/ensemble)

Anna Milburn is a singer, actor, and teacher residing in Helena, Montana. Past credits at Grandstreet include The Bridges of Madison County, My Fair Lady, Into the Woods, and She Loves Me. Anna currently music directs, teaches auditioning and voice at Carroll College. She is excited to be performing in her first Grandstreet summer show with some of her students. Thank you to my family for your love and putting up with my crazy schedule!

Gracie Fay Petersen (ensemble)

Gracie Fay Petersen is a rising 8th grader and her 9th year at Grandstreet Theatre School. Some of her favorite roles on the Grandstreet stage include: Sally Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas, Brigitta in The Sound of Music, and James in Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach. She would like to thank her family, Marianne Adams, and Gretchen Mundinger for always supporting her. Gracie is excited to be in this fun and crazy show.

Brandon Rundquist (Sheldon J. Plankton)

Brandon Rundquist (He/Him) is so excited to make his debut on the Grandstreet Stage as Plankton in The SpongeBob Musical. Brandon is from Prescott, WI & is a rising Junior at Viterbo University as a BFA Music Theatre major. A few previous credits include Carrie, Legally Blonde, & Into The Woods. He sends endless amounts of love and thanks to his family & friends for all of their support! Enjoy your stay in Bikini Bottom! @brandonrundquist

Donny Shire (ensemble)

Donny Shire is a sophomore at Capital. Previous Grandstreet acting credits include Hatseller and Cogsworth Understudy in Beauty and the Beast, Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Mike TeeVee in Willy Wonka. At Carroll, he has played Edmund in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, and Young Frog in A Year With Frog and Toad. His first role ever was as the Elephant Bird in Seussical. Donny would like to thank his parents, siblings, Grandstreet, and MEMEs.

Robert Stimpson (ensemble)

Robert Stimpson is a rising senior at Helena High School. He has been in many Grandstreet productions over the years, but some of his favorite roles include Sven in Frozen, Damian in Wildwood, Centipede in James and the Giant Peach, Laurie in Little Women. He spends most of his free time reading, acting, and enjoying the great outdoors. He would like to thank his parents, his cats, and the Grandstreet staff.

Ella Shropshire (ensemble)

Ella Shropshire is an incoming freshman at Whitman College and recently graduated from Capital High School and the Grandstreet Theater School. She has been in Grandstreet for about eight years, and her favorite roles have been Jo March in Kate Hamil’s Little Women and Angus in Wildwood, because in both she got to yell and swing around swords. Ella would like to thank her parents, her siblings, her dear friends, and, as always, The Great Pumpkin.

Brandon Taylor (ensemble/Electric skate #2)

Brandon Taylor is so excited to be returning to Grandstreet. He is from Fullerton, California and earned his BA in Musical Theatre from Chico State. Other credits include Jesus in Godspell, Jack in Into the Woods, Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show, and Johnny in American Idiot. He would like to thank his family and friends for all of their support.

Thomas Trangmoe (Perch Perkins/French Narrator/ensemble)

Tom Trangmoe is a recent graduate of Carroll College as an International Relations and Theatre major. During his time at Carroll, he performed all four years and was the lead lighting designer for his last two. Stage credits include Lord Farquaad in Shrek: The Musical, Edgar Allan Poe in Tell-Tale, and Voltaire in Emilie. He’s immensely excited to be performing with Grandstreet for the first time and thanks all who helped make it happen.

David Wade (Patchy the Pirate, Electric Skates #1)

David Wade is thrilled to be joining Grandstreet for another wonderful Montana summer. Previous Grandstreet credits include Godspell, Newsies, Mamma Mia, Cry Baby the Musical, Tarzan, Big River, and Ragtime. David Wade is currently working out of New York and recently graduated from the Atlantic Acting School. Recent New York credits include Many Loves at Atlantic Stage 2 and the short films Don’t Be a Body and Last Meal.

Presley Wilson (Karen the computer/ensemble)

Presley Wilson is so delighted to be back at Grandstreet this summer. Originally from Helena, she lives in NYC where she graduated from the Professional Performing Arts High School and is currently working on a novel. Favorite roles include: Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone, and Princess Winnifred in GTK: Once Upon A Mattress. Presley thanks her family and friends for all of their love and support.

Mason Wold (SpongeBob SquarePants)

Mason Wold (he/him) is so excited to be making his Grandstreet debut as SpongeBob in The SpongeBob Musical. He is from Oakdale, MN and is a rising senior Music Theatre major at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI. Past credits include Carrie: The Musical, The Pajama Game, Footloose, Hairspray, West Side Story, and Valleyfair Theme Park. He would like to thank his friends and family for their love and support! Enjoy the show! @masonallenwold

Katie Stucky (Production Stage Manager)

Katie Stucky (she/her) is beyond excited to work on her first show at Grandstreet! She is heading into her second year of pursuing a BFA at the Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St. Louis. At Webster she has been a part of the Student Voices Project, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Katie aims to cultivate connection and spark change through live theatre.

Kimberly Shire (Director & Costume Designer)

Kim Shire has an MFA from the U of Hawaii. She is Assoc. Prof. of Theatre at Carroll College where she has been teaching, designing, and directing since 2015. Some of her directing credits at Carroll include Maria and the Butterflies and The Hijabis, (both of which she was involved in commissioning) Noises Off!, A Year With Frog and Toad, and Urinetown. Kim wishes to thank her four children for their support.

Liz Adler (Musical Director)

Are you ready, kids?! Liz Adler is grateful to be able to share her passion for live theatre and music. A classically trained pianist, introduced to opera and musicals early in life, Liz has been an actor, singer, accompanist and musical director in both Canada and the United States for over three decades. Some favorites over the years include La Cage Aux Folles, Little Shop of Horrors, Gypsy, Cabaret and Footloose.This is Liz’s seventh show with Grandstreet Theatre and we are excited to share this beautiful Bikini Bottom Day with all of you! Thank you for supporting live theatre.

Aaron Pomeroy (Choreographer)

Shy Iverson (Scenic Design)

Shy Iverson is thrilled to make his Grandstreet design debut! Select favorite scenic designs include The Spitfire Grill, Ring of Fire, and Shrek (Fort Peck Summer Theatre); Hands on a Hardbody and Ghost (Barn Theatre); Cabaret (Lakeshore Players Theatre); Junie B. Jones is not a Crook (Lyric Arts); and James and the Giant Peach (Ashland Productions). Shy is a 2014 University of Montana graduate and is the 7-12 English teacher in Fromberg, MT.

Ben Boyd (Lighting Design)

Ben Boyd is originally from Cheyenne Wyoming and has a BFA in Technical Theatre Management with a focus in Lighting and Projection design from the University of Wyoming. Previous Credits include Associate Projection design for Wonderland: Alice’s Adventures in 3-D Space and Cinematographer for The University of Wyoming ASOPA show The Dolls of New Albion.

Mary Gegenhuber (Props Design)

Mary Gegenhuber is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She moved to Montana in 1976. Mary performed her first play, The Mouse That Roared, at age twelve. But, she was bitten by the production bug and became a stage manager by age sixteen.  She started as props designer at Grandstreet in 2006 for Ah, Wilderness. She has performed on the Grandstreet stage in Titanic and Annie Get Your Gun. Mary dedicates everything she does to her mother Dolores, the person who introduced her to the arts.

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