Miss Bennet:
Christmas at Pemberley

By Lauren Gunderson and
Margot Melcon
November 23 – December 23, 2018


Cast & Design Team

Claire Hart-Palumbo (Director) Main Street Theater: (Director) Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (2017), Fallen Angels, Blithe Spirit (1999 & 2011), Present Laughter, Design for Living, Private Lives, On Approval, The Countess, Hayfever, Uncle Vanya, Pride and Prejudice (revival), (Actor) Silent Sky, The Year of Magical Thinking, Copenhagen (2004), Little Foxes, Sisters Rosensweig, Arcadia (1996), The Heidi Chronicles (1992). Stages Repertory Theatre: founding company member. Additional Houston theater credits include The Alley Theatre, Texas Repertory Theater, Express Theater, New Heights Theater, Young Audiences, Bayou City Concert Musicals, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Houston Shaw Festival, Country Playhouse, the Group Theater, and Stage West. Regional credits include Julian Theater (San Francisco), Live Oak Theater (Austin), Unity Theater (Brenham), Idaho Repertory Theater (Moscow), Strand Street Theater (Galveston), and Freehold (Seattle). Film: There You Are, Helen Alone, Mulberry Stains, and Driving and Dementia. Teaching: University of Texas (Austin); University of Houston-Downtown; Mercury Studio; Lone Star College system. Education: Sam Houston State University; American Conservatory Theater; University of Texas. Proud union member of Actors' Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA.

Alan BrincksAlan Brincks (Fitzwilliam Darcy) Main Street Theater: Debut; Landing Theatre: The Visit. Caduceus Theatre Co: Porcelain; Arkansas Shakespeare Festival: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Julius Caesar; Company One: Green Eyes; Virginia Stage Company: A Christmas Carol; Nebraska Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet; Quintessence Theatre: The Three Musketeers, Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, As You Like It, The Metamorphosis, Mourning Becomes Electra.  Education: B.F.A., Nebraska Weslayan University; M.F.A., University of Houston.

Lyndsay CravenLyndsay Craven (Chambermaid) Main Street Theater: Debut; Furies: (Actor/Co-devisor) A Brief History of Furious Women, (Actor) West Side Story, Much Ado About Nothing, Legally Blonde, (Wardrobe Manager) Peter and the Starcatcher, (Assistant Stage Manager) The Credeaux Canvas.  Education: B.F.A. candidate, Sam Houston State University, Acting and Directing.

Lindsay EhrhardtLindsay Ehrhardt (Anne de Bourgh): Main Street Theater: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (2017); My Wonderful Day, The Coast of Utopia (Voyage and Salvage), The Cat in the Hat, A Wrinkle in Time, Magic School Bus Live! (Tour), Superfudge; Classical Theatre Company: The Importance of Being Earnest, The Cherry Orchard, Henry V, Ghost Sonata, The Government Inspector, The Birds, The Bear and The Proposal; A.D. Players: God’s Favorite, You Can’t Take It With You; Mildred’s Umbrella: The Maids, Late: A Cowboy Song; Black Lab Theatre: Tigers Be Still, boom!, Assistance. Education: B.F.A., Baylor University. Lindsay is an artistic company member at the Classical Theatre Company.

Brock HattonBrock Hatton (Arthur de Bourgh) Main Street Theater: Mr. Poppers Penguins, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (2017), Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (Tour), The Wizard of Oz, Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas, Shrek the Musical; Musical Theatre Heritage, Kansas City, MO: My Fair Lady; Houston Grand Opera: Gotterdamerung, Madame Butterfly, Siegfried, Rusalka, Die Valkyrie, Eugene Onegin; Unity Theatre: A Grand Night for Singing, Plaid Tidings; Bayou City Concert Musicals: Bells Are Ringing; Standing Room Only Productions: Assassins; Stageworks Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life. Education: B.S., Texas A&M University, Biomedical Science

Heidi HinkelHeidi Hinkel (Jane Bingley) Main Street Theater: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (2017); A.D.  Players: Rock Nativity; Unity Theatre: Becky's New Car, Noises Off; Houston Shakespeare Festival: Comedy of Errors, Richard III, Twelfth Night; NY Musical Theatre Festival: Swiss Family Robinson; Theatre for the New City (NY): Digital Dilemmas; Red Barn Theatre: Urinetown; University of Houston: All My Sons, Dancing at Lughnasa, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Education: M.F.A., University of Houston, Acting; B.A., Penn State University, Theater and Journalism.  Ms. Hinkel can be seen in Main Street Theater’s upcoming production of The Weir.

Laura KaldisLaura Kaldis* (Elizabeth Darcy): Main Street Theater: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (2017), The Secret Garden, Anna in the Tropics, The Diary of Anne Frank, A Year with Frog and Toad, Go, Dog. Go!; TUTS: Hello, Dolly! (w/ Leslie Uggams); The Alley Theatre: Mrs. Warren’s Profession; Bayou City Concert Musicals: Pal Joey, The Secret Garden, Fiorello!, The Music of Jerome Kern; The Great Caruso: Best Little Whorehouse..., Doo Wop 2, Holiday Revue; St. Luke’s Theatre: The Pillars of New York; FringeNYC: FriendAndy.com; Lake Dillon Theatre Co.: Boeing, Boeing; Broward Stage Door: Crossing Delancey; Voiceover: Degrassi 12 Days Parody (Soprano Vocalist for Nickelodeon); Numerous staged readings, festivals, and concerts promoting new works. Education: B.F.A., Sam Houston State University, Musical Theatre.

Tyler MahlerTyler Mahler (Footman) Main Street Theater: Debut.

Chaney MooreChaney Moore (Mary Bennet) Main Street Theater: Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Holes, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (2017), Akeelah and the Bee, The Wizard of Oz, How I Became a Pirate (Tour), Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas, Shrek the Musical, Bridge to Terabithia, Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans (Tour), Busytown (2014-15), Madeline’s Christmas (2014); Ensemble Theatre: Sista's the Musical.  Education: B.F.A., Sam Houston State University.

Skyler SinclairSkyler Sinclair (Lydia Bennet) Main Street Theater: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (2017), Peace in Our Time; A.D. Players: Around the World in 80 Days, Harvey; 4th Wall Theatre: Shakespeare in Vegas, A Midsummer Night's Dream; Catastrophic Theatre:The University of Tamarie; Unity Theatre: Doubt; Mildred's Umbrella Theatre: Dry Land; Landing Theatre: Oleanna; Celebration Theatre: The Divine Sister; Shakespeare Outreach: Romeo and Juliet (Tour); Education: B.F.A., University of Houston.  Ms. Sinclair can be seen in Main Street Theater’s upcoming production of The Secretary.

Zack VarelaBlake Alexander Weir* (Charles Bingley) Main Street Theater: The Book of Will, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (2017), Enemies, The Last Wife, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions); Obsidian Theater: 1984; Mildred’s Umbrella: Mac Wellman’s Dracula; Unity Theatre: Boeing  Boeing, You Never Can Tell; A.D. Players: Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Charley’s Aunt; Landing Theatre: Fool for Love; Black Lab Theater: Really Really; Film: REEL (Post- Production Gin and Tonic Films). Guest Artist for Explosure at The Nerdist School – Los Angeles, California. Education: B.F.A., Stephen F. Austin State University.

Deborah L. Anderson (Costume Design) Main Street Theater: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (2017), Enemies, Grand Concourse, Copenhagen (2017), Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), Girls Only (2014) The House of the Spirits (English-Language Premiere), But Not Goodbye, The Best Man, Li’l Abner, Ramona Quimby; Houston Shakespeare Festival: Julius Caesar, Love’s Labor’s Lost; Unity Theatre: Angel Street, The Importance of Being Earnest; Children’s Theatre Festival of Houston: Aesop’s Fables; Las Vegas Academy High School: Big River, Guys and Dolls, Hairspray; Lone Star CyFair: A Man of No Importance, Les Miserables, The Glass Menagerie, Tuesdays with Morrie, Looking Glass Land, Molly’s Delicious; University of Houston: Comedy of Errors, Top Girls, Lend Me a Tenor. Education: M.F.A., University of Houston; B.F.A., Southwest Texas State University. Adjunct Faculty, Houston Community College and Lonestar College.

Carrie Cavins (Lighting Design) Main Street Theater: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (2017), Heartbreak House, Henry V (with Prague Shakespeare Company), Life Is a Dream, Richard III (with Prague Shakespeare Company), Cakewalk (World Premiere), I Am Barbie (World Premiere), Bunnicula, The Heidi Chronicles; Classical Theater Company: Barber of Seville, King Lear, As You Like It; College of the Mainland: Lombardi; Opera Vista: Powder Her Face; Skylight Theatre: Powder Her Face, Hydrogen Jukebox; Houston, Merchant of Venice, & Thoroughly Modern Millie, Houston. California Repertory Company; California State University, Long Beach; other regional work includes Chicago and Houston. Education: M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, Theater Lighting Design; B.A., University of Tulsa, Theater Design. www.ccavins.com

Ryan McGettigan (Set Design) Main Street Theater: Men On Boats, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (2017), Akeelah and the Bee, Mockingbird, Love and Information, Bridge to Terabithia, Putting it Together, Into the Woods, Civil War Christmas, Close Up Space, Henry V (with Prague Shakespeare Company), Memory House, Richard III (with Prague Shakespeare Company); Classical Theatre Company: The Birds, The Cherry Orchard, A Christmas Carol, The Importance of Being Earnest, Doctor Faustus, Ubu Roi; Theatre Under the Stars: Rocky Horror Show, Million Dollar Quartet, James and the Giant Peach; TUTS Underground: Heathers, Striking 12, Bonnie & Clyde, First Date, LMNOP; Stages Repertory Theatre: Marie Antoinette (Houston Press Best Scenic Design Award), Failure, Language Archive, Next to Normal; Catastrophic Theatre: Buried Child, Middletown, Clean/Through; Cape Rep (Brewster, MA): Jerusalem, Eurydice, Beauty Queen of Leenane; Legacy Theatre (Atlanta, Georgia): Music Man, 9 to 5, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; New Orleans Opera: Die Fledermaus, Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor; Houston Grand Opera: Bound (World Premiere), From My Mother’s Mother (World Premiere), Your Name Means the Sea (World Premiere); Houston Ballet/Asia Society Texas: Tsuru; Glimmerglass Festival: Cunning Little Vixen, Trouble in Tahiti, The Odyssey (World Premiere), Robin Hood (World Premiere). www.RyanMcGettigan.com

Shawn W. St. John (Sound Design) Main Street Theater: numerous productions, including The Book of Will, Men On Boats, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (2017), Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), RFK, Silent Sky, The Real Thing, Peace in Our Time, Memory House, The Coast of Utopia Trilogy, This, The Year of Magical Thinking, Arcadia, In the Garden of Live Flowers, Indian Ink, An American Daughter, Pinkalicious, Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook, Akeelah and the Bee, Shrek the Musical, Junie B. Jones: The Musical, Goodnight Moon, Fancy Nancy: The Musical, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, The Giver, Alice in Wonderland, How I Became a Pirate, Charlotte's Web, Happily Hereafter, The Reluctant Dragon, The BFG (Big Friendly Giant); Catastrophic Theatre: The Strangerer, Jim Lehrer and the Theater and Its Double and Jim Lehrer's Double, Small Ball (World Premiere), Rhinoceros, Evening at the Talk House, Trevor, Buried Child, The Danube; Unity Theatre: Becky's New Car; Bayou City Concert Musicals: New Girl in Town; Berkshire Theatre Festival: (Sound Designer) Quills, Wilder Wilder, (Sound Engineer) Cheers, Bill (with sound designer Tony Meola), Free Fall (with Sandy Duncan), Visiting Mr. Green (with Eli Wallach).  Additionally, Mr. St. John has designed and mixed musicals and other productions for educational theaters, including St. John's School, Stratford High School, Queensbury Theatre, and Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre.  Education: B.A., Rollins College, Theatre.

Rodney Walsworth (Properties Design) Over 95 productions at Main Street Theater as actor, director, set designer, properties designer, sound designer including Enemies and Wolf Hall / Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions); Stages Repertory Theatre: Resident Properties Master, 2½ seasons; other Houston acting work includes Ensemble Theatre, Theater LaB Houston, Talento Bilingüe de Houston, Stages Repertory Theatre; B&B Productions at Jump Start Theatre (San Antonio): The Laramie Project (Globe Award, Lead Actor – Drama). Resident Properties Master, Main Street Theater.

Julie Marie Paré* (Production Stage Manager) Main Street Theater: (Production Stage Manager) Buyer & Cellar, The Last Wife, Grand Concourse, RFK, Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-A** Wit of Molly Ivins, 1946 (World Premiere), Silent Sky, Time Stands Still, Woof (World Premiere), Breakfast at Eight (World Premiere), (Assistant Stage Manager) The Book of Will, Men On Boats, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), Peace in Our Time, Heartbreak House, Richard III (Prague Shakespeare Company); Stages Repertory Theatre; the Children’s Theatre Festival; Houston Shakespeare Festival; The Juilliard School; PCPA Theaterfest; Seaside Music Theater; Birmingham Children’s Theatre; Indianapolis Civic Theatre; Indiana Repertory Theatre; the Centennial Theater Festival; Northern Stage; Kentucky Repertory Theatre at Horse Cave; Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre; Menopause the Musical; Actors Theatre of Indiana; Arts Center of Coastal Carolina; Phoenix Theatre; Florida Repertory Theatre; Walt Disney World. Education: University of Washington. Julie is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


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