Cameron BarkleyMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Cameron Barkley (Dancer/Candleman/Crony) is excited to be back in this French provincial town. He previously portrayed Maurice in the Artisan Children’s production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. Here on the Artisan Main Stage, roles have included the Winkie General in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Enjolras in LES MISÉRABLES: SCHOOL EDITION, Robertson Ay in MARY POPPINS, Dickon in SECRET GARDEN, Poppa in STARLIGHT EXPRESS, Tom Jenkins in SCROOGE, and Irish Pirate in THE PIRATE QUEEN. He’s also enjoyed singing and dancing on the Artisan Second Stage in SONGS FROM SHOWS YOU’LL NEVER SEE AT ARTISAN, RED, WHITE & TRUE BLUE, TUMBLEWEED ROUNDUP, and CITY OF STARS. When he’s not singing, dancing, and acting at Artisan, Cameron is a high school senior homeschooler and Eagle Scout. He will be attending the University of North Texas in the fall.

Katie BillupsTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Katie Billups (Teen Ensemble) is very excited to be in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, as this is her first production with her brother, Truett Billups. Katie will be a freshman this upcoming school year. She began theatre just three years ago. Since then, she has played Florinda in INTO THE WOODS JR, Pilar in LEGALLY BLONDE JR, Glinda in DOROTHY IN WONDERLAND, and Ensemble in LES MISÉRABLES last summer. In her spare time, Katie likes to figure skate, draw, and snuggle with her corgi, Anna.

Truett BillupsTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Truett Billups (Book Seller/Crony/Wolf) enjoys doing musical theater at Artisan because it’s a great break from his job as a publishing editor. He played Drake in ANNIE and Tinman in THE WIZARD OF OZ. He likes to read, write, make movies (check him out on Vimeo.com), and caught a shark in Florida! Fishing for sharks isn’t a hobby, but it was fun. Like musical theater. They’re both fun, actually. Have fun watching BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

Grace BoneMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Grace Bone (Child Ensemble) is thankful to Mr. Wilkerson for casting her in her debut at Artisan. She is excited to be a part of such a fun show. She also enjoys reading and drawing.

Jenny BoydMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Jenny Boyd (Mrs. Potts) is grateful beyond words to make her stage debut here at one of the happiest places on earth, Artisan Center Theater! When not at Artisan, she teaches piano and directs a children’s choir at her church. She would like to thank her patient husband, Whit, her encouraging daughter, Sarah, and her gracious God for every good and perfect gift!

Sarah BoydMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Sarah Grace Boyd (Silly Girl) is overjoyed to be joining John Wilkerson in this work of art! Sarah has been seen in 6 previous Artisan productions, her favorite of which was THE WIZARD OF OZ, playing the role of Dorothy Gale. Outside of theater, Sarah attends UNT College of Music and spends time with her family. She thanks her supportive family, the executive team behind the magic of this show, and Jesus Christ.

Ashtyn CampbellMon/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Ashtyn Campbell (Babette) is excited to take part in this Disney classic! Her favorite roles include starring as Margy Frake in Artisan’s STATE FAIR and Ariel Moore/Chase’s Mom in Gateway’s CHASING LIGHTS. Ashtyn teaches many styles of dance at studios around the metroplex including Gateway Performing Arts and Gayle Corkery School of Ballet. She recently became a certified Pilates/Barre instructor. She is excited to be choreographing MARY POPPINS this Summer at Gateway Church!

Kevin CarterMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Kevin Carter (Book Seller/Crony/Wolf) is excited to return to the Artisan Center Theater stage with this amazing cast and crew. Previously, he played Hawking Clam in ONSTAGE in Bedford’s production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Here, at Artisan, he played George Banks in MARY POPPINS, Monsignor O’Hara in SISTER ACT, Jean Claude in PHANTOM, and most recently, Uncle Henry in WIZARD OF OZ. He would like to thank his wife for all her love and support.

Hayden CaseyMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Hayden Casey (Butcher/Crony) is very excited to be a part of Artisan Center Theater’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! This is his 8th show at Artisan Center Theater. Some of his favorite roles have been The Man with Yellow Hat in CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL, The Intruder in SEE HOW THEY RUN, Ensemble in LES MISÉRABLES, and Ensemble in ANNIE. He is very thankful for the encouragement from his friends and family.

Noel ClarkTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Noël Clark (Wardrobe) feels so blessed to perform in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST under the direction of John Wilkerson! In a previous life, she was an Opera Apprentice with the Knoxville Opera Company and University of Tennessee, where she earned her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance. Some past performances were THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Cherubino), THE DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES (Blanche), THE TURN OF THE SCREW (Flora), ALBERT HERRING (Emmie) and THE FANTASTICKS (Luisa). Once married, she redirected her focus to family and teaching. She is a proud mother of 5 children (who have performed on the Artisan stages as well). Now she serves as the Music Director for Artisan Children's Theater and is a Private Voice and Piano teacher and a Musical Theater Instructor for the Artisan Academy. She is ecstatic for the honor to be able to return to the stage, thanks to Artisan! You may have recently seen her in PHANTOM (Carlotta), THE PIRATE QUEEN (Evelyn), and SCROOGE (Mrs. Cratchit). Ginormous thanks go to husband and grandparents for constant love and support, and for taking care of the kiddos while she's at the theater!

Tim CrabbMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Tim Crabb (Crony) is excited to bring you more fairy tale enchantment on the Artisan stage! Previously seen here as The Scarecrow in THE WIZARD OF OZ, other noted credits include Ludwig van Beethoven in 33 VARIATIONS, Gangster #1 in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, and Bill Slank in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. He is dedicating this performance to the memory of his dear friend David Ellis, the newest and richest voice in God’s choir. Enjoy the show!

Danielle DownsMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Danielle Downs (Silly Girl) is thrilled to be in another Artisan production! She gives thanks to the Lord for her talents, Mr. John for this opportunity, her family for their dedication, and her best friend, Kathryn, for always encouraging her to be the best she can be.

Michelle DulinMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Michelle Dulin (Silly Girl/Napkin), 18, is an accomplished dancer in her 12th year of training. Her dance credits include Swanhilda in COPPELIA and Tinkerbell in PETER PAN, all with Youth Ballet of Texas. Artisan credits include Andrina in THE LITTLE MERMAID, a Turning Woman in LES MISÉRABLES, and Belladova in PHANTOM. Michelle plans to study Musical Theatre in college. She would like to thank Margaret Wilkerson for her vocal instruction and her parents for their love and support.

Julina DurlingTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Julina Durling (Silly Girl) is thrilled to return to the Artisan stage in this Tale as old as time! Most recently seen as Tree 2/Poppy in THE WIZARD OF OZ, her favorite credits include Florence in PHANTOM and Betty Jean in THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES. A true life-long Disney fan, Julina spends most of her spare time watching Netflix and painting, where her biggest inspiration stems from Disney Fairytales! She would like to thank her mother and sisters for their continued sacrifice, love, and support, which enable her to pursue this calling. Romans 11:33-36 To Him be glory forever, Amen.

Toa GaisoaMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Toa Gaisoa (Baker/Bartender) is excited to be a part of Artisan and this very talented cast, as this will be his first Main Stage production. Singing has always been dear and close to his heart from early years in the Samoan islands, singing in choir and church, to current day leading worship as a praise team member. His occupation is coaching high school and club volleyball.

Delaney GebhartMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Delaney Gebhart (Belle) is beyond excited to be a part of this Disney favorite with such a talented group of people! Some of her past roles include Glinda/Aunt Em in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Grace in ANNIE, and Kathy in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. She is a student by day, a performer by night, and a photographer when she has time. She would like to thank her wonderful husband, Eric, for keeping her head on straight and for supporting all of her creative endeavors.

Brandi GilesTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Brandi Deon Giles (Silly Girl/Napkin/Asst. Choreographer) is beyond elated to make her Artisan debut this summer in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Some of her favorite past performances are SWINGIN’ WITH THE BIG BAND at Family Music Theatre, THE WIZ at Garland Civic Theatre, and HAIRSPRAY at GPAC. Brandi would not be a functioning adult without the loving support and guidance from her family and friend. “Oh my goodness, thank you and I love you!”

Emily GordonTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Emily Gordon (Napkin) is a junior at Texas Wesleyan University majoring in Liberal Studies. Some of her recent credits include Fluere in PHANTOM at Artisan Center Theater, Ensemble in URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL at Theatre Wesleyan, Ensemble in RENT at Theatre Wesleyan, Sarah in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Artisan Center Theater, and the Column Awards. Emily is a recipient of the Dean’s List award at Texas Wesleyan. She is so excited to be a part of her third production at Artisan and excited to do what she loves!

Michael HastyTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Michael Hasty (Monsieur D’Arque) is excited to play Monsieur D’arque in Artisan’s production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. This will be his 8th musical at Artisan. Past shows include GUYS AND DOLLS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, THE PIRATE QUEEN, MARY POPPINS, LES MISERABLES, SISTER ACT, PHANTOM, and his most recent role as Chef Louis in THE LITTLE MERMAID. He would like to thank Director John Wilkerson for helping him find and develop his voice, and he’d like to thank his family and friends for always encouraging and supporting him. He’d mainly like to thank God for blessing him with the talents and abilities he has. If there be any glory, be it to God!

Eric HilsingerTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Eric Hilsinger (Child Ensemble) is excited to debut on the Artisan Main Stage. He has performed as Fox in ONE MAGIC KISS:SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES and Bee in PINKALICIOUS on the Artisan Children’s Theater stage. When he’s not on stage he is engrossed in a book, furthering his love of science, or learning something fun with his Cub Scout pack. He would like to thank his directors for encouraging his passion for entertaining. He thanks his parents and family for supporting and encouraging his dreams.

Riley HilsingerTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Riley Hilsinger (Child Ensemble) is excited to debut on the Artisan Main Stage in one of her favorite fairy tales! She is at home at the theater: both on stage and in the audience. She has been seen as Butterfly in PINKALICIOUS presented by the Artisan Children’s Theater. She can also be found making the world a better place as a Girl Scout. She thanks the production team for this amazing opportunity. She thanks her parents and friends for supporting her love for the theater and helping her become a better actress.

Griffin HochTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Griffin Hoch (Hat Seller/Wolf) is grateful to be back for his 8th production at Artisan Theater, his favorite of which was LES MISÉRABLES, playing the role of Thenardier, directed by John Wilkerson. Outside of his time at Artisan, Griffin attends Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, where he recently played the role of Buddy the Elf in ELF, JR. He would like to thank God, his family, his friends and teachers for all of their love and support.

Jessica HuffmanTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Jessica Huffman (Sausage Curl Girl) is proud to be a part of Artisan Center Theater’s production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Jessica is a sophomore at Keller High School and does musical theater there, as well as tennis.

Denise JasperTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Denise Jasper (Egg Woman) was recently in WIZARD OF OZ, as a member of the Ensemble, and with the best prop ever. Denise is happy to celebrate show number nine on the Artisan stage. Being a part of ANNIE, SISTER ACT, and MY FAIR LADY, as Mrs. Eynsford-Hill and Ensemble. She now considers the Artisan her theatre home. Luke 12:34. Dedicating her performances to her family and friends. Always remember: “You don’t have time to be timid.You must be bold, daring.”  LUT

Andy JohnsonMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Andy Johnson (Gaston) is thrilled to be part of the wonderful cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Previous stage experience includes GUYS AND DOLLS (Big Jule) and THE WIZARD OF OZ (Largest Munchkin Ever). He enjoys a quality denim trouser and is the Worship Pastor at First Euless. He wishes to thank his gorgeous wife, Sara, and amazing kids, Emerson and Berkley, for their love and support. Watch out for the expectorating!

Waverly JohnstonMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Waverley Johnston (Lady with Baby) is thrilled to be a part of Artisan’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST production. This is her second show with Artisan Theater; her first production was LES MISÉRABLES – SCHOOL EDITION, in which she played Cosette. She has recently performed in TAFA’s production of YANKEE DOODLE DANDY: AN AMERICAN HISTORY as Drummer.

Jake JonesTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Jake Jones (Chip) is so excited to reprise his role as Chip in this beloved tale. He believes in loving everyone around you and is happy to have such a large family at Artisan to be a part of that love and magic! Other than his role as Chip with Networks production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST two years ago, he has loved playing Tiny Tim, Young Eric, a Dalmatian, a Monkey, Elephant, Sailor, and been a part of many towns and ensembles! Jake thanks God for the talent he’s been given and encourages everyone to pursue their dreams!

Jimmy JonesMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Jimmy Jones (Child Ensemble) loves being in another show here at Artisan again! His favorite roles have been Jeremy in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG and recently George in CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL. Jimmy loves the flexibility homeschooling provides as he pursues being a kid and also theater! He would like to thank Mr. John for directing, Mr. Rick & Mrs. DeeAnn for all they do, and you, for coming to this show!

Madison JonesTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Madison Jones (Child Ensemble) is thrilled to be participating in her eighteenth show in 5 years at Artisan! Madison is 14 and loves dance and theatre, and is officially a highschooler now!! She loves her Artisan family and the cast of this show (which includes 3 members of her real family). Her favorite shows have been THE MUSIC MAN, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR, and her first show, CHRISTMAS CINDERELLA. She wants to thank Mr. John, the Blairs and Artisan, and her family.

Matthew JonesMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Matthew Jones (Child Ensemble) loves theatre. Matthew is in his 9th show at Artisan and really loves acting. This show he is in with his older sister and both his brothers! Being on stage so much is a lot of fun for him. He has about twice as much energy as most humans and promises to share some of it soon! He is a joyful 10-year-old who is thankful to his family and friends for coming to see this show!

Jared KyleTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Jared Kyle (Gaston) is unbelievably excited to be making his dream role a reality in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! His recent credits with Artisan include ANNIE (Rooster) and MARY POPPINS (Bert). Jared graduated from Sam Houston State University with his BFA in Musical Theatre and is currently performing in the area while working as an insurance agent for Farmers Insurance in Fort Worth, TX. Now enjoy the show and be our guest.

Daniel LawsonTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Daniel Lawson (Crony) is thrilled to be in his second production at Artisan Theater, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. He and his wife enjoyed watching several performances here before Daniel finally took the plunge to be in the WIZARD OF OZ. Daniel would like to thank his late mom for giving him a love of theater and his wife for supporting him in this newfound passion of acting. He is dedicating this play to his late MiMi who always loved the theater.

Jane LyonMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Jane Lyon (Wardrobe) is thrilled to be part of this production! Her past roles at Artisan include Mrs. Brill in MARY POPPINS and Mrs. Higgins in MY FAIR LADY. She loves getting to sing every day with “little people,” as she teaches a pre-school music curriculum across 5 counties, and has 2 precious little grandsons. She is grateful to her husband of 35 years, Brent, for scripturally “living with your wife in an understanding way!”

Seth MayMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Seth May (Lumiere) is excited to be Lumiere in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and be a part of this amazing cast. Seth is still finishing his Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Chemistry at UT Arlington and works full-time as a residential energy and building code inspector. Recently, he has participated in PHANTOM, MARY POPPINS, and SCROOGE THE MUSICAL.

Rebekah McCarrollMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Rebekah McCarroll (Napkin) is a 2017 homeschool graduate from Gainesville, Texas. Rebekah has been performing in music theater since she was 12. From the moment she stepped on stage, she fell in love with acting. Some of Rebekah's favorite roles are Gertie Cummings in OKLAHOMA, and Phoebe in MISS NELSON IS MISSING. She also has held several lead roles with Family Friendly Productions. Rebekah has studied classical ballet, jazz, and tap at Cooke County Ballet Academy for over ten years. Rebekah has been a part of Festival Ballet Of North Central Texas' production of THE NUTCRACKER for three years. Rebekah is currently enrolled in classes at North Central Texas College, where she is working on her Associates in Nursing.

Spencer McCoyMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Spencer McCoy (Beast) is ecstatic to be returning to the stage. He was last seen at Artisan in PHANTOM as The Count de Chandon. Before that, the last time Spencer was on a stage was back in his high school days in Utah as Ensemble in PHANTOM and JANE EYRE, and other smaller shows. Spencer is so grateful for his wife, Sirie, and his new baby boy, who give him so much motivation. Enjoy the show!

Rachel MedinaTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Rachel Medina (Shepherdis so excited to be performing in her second Main Stage production at Artisan Center Theater! Previously, she was featured as Ensemble in PHANTOM. Other favorite roles include Jetsam in her high school production of THE LITTLE MERMAID and Lucy in A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. She wants to thank Shannon Garcia for guiding her in her love and learning for the theater, and Mrs. Noël for helping her find her voice. And lots of love to her incredible family and friends who have supported her on this journey. Love you guys!!!

Alyssa MeekinsMon/Fri/Sat-7:30pm


 

Alyssa Meekins (Lady with Cane) is thrilled to do her fifth show on the Main Stage! Her previous roles include Mrs. Potts in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR., Ensemble in MY FAIR LADY, Bird Woman in MARY POPPINS, and Ensemble in PHANTOM. She would like to thank her parents for their support and chauffeur service, and her best friends for their encouragement.

Christianne MillerTue/Thu/Sat-3pm


 

Christianne Miller (Lady with Cane) is happy to be returning to the stage and Artisan. Her last show here was SISTER ACT, where she played a Nun. She was also in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, SCROOGE, and HELLO DOLLY, here at Artisan. She would like to thank Artisan for welcoming her back and her family for supporting and nurturing her love of theatre.

Travis MillerTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Travis Miller (Maurice) is excited for the opportunity to work with his daughter, Christianne, and with John Wilkerson and this wonderful cast and crew. This is his twenty-second production at the Artisan Theater, appearing most recently in THE LITTLE MERMAID. Travis appeared in the movie ‘Leap of Faith’ and is a veteran of the stage. Some of his favorite roles have been Grimbsy in THE LITTLE MERMAID, Dr. Reverend Harper in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Nick Bottom in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Jacob in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, Daddy Warbucks in ANNIE, Benjamin Franklin in 1776, and Big Daddy in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.

Billy MyersMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Billy Myers (Monsieur D’Arque) was most recently seen playing The Cowardly Lion here at Artisan. You may have seen Billy in many roles here over the past 8 years, his favorite being Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, or you may have seen him play Peter or other roles at THE PROMISE, in Glen Rose. Billy is happy to be joined by several members of his family in this show as well.

Carolyn MyersMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Carolyn Myers (Aristocrat Lady) is honored to be under the direction of Director John Wilkerson. Carolyn has the privilege to perform with her family in this production. She is a wife and a mother. Her husband introduced theater to her family nine years ago. They have truly enjoyed acting together. She has been in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, THE FORGOTTEN CAROLS, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and THE PROMISE in Glen Rose. “Thank you to our directors for casting us and making the magic of this show come alive. Thank you, God, for giving us a fun family activity to do together.”

Collene MyersMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Collene Myers (Egg Woman) is excited be in a musical directed by John Wilkerson and excited to be a part of another Artisan performance. Artisan makes it a joy to be with her family; Billy, Carolyn, Noe, Grace, and Jonathan, onstage. She has been in SCROOGE and THE WIZARD OF OZ. This will be her third year to be in THE PROMISE in Glen Rose.

Jonathan MyersMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Jonathan Myers (Shepherd) is thankful to be able to able to perform this role with his family. He has performed many shows at Artisan, including FORGOTTEN CAROLS, SCROOGE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, TUMBLEWEED ROUNDUP,  LES MISERABLES, PETER PAN, and JUNGLE BOOK. He is also writing his own script with friends.

Noe MyersMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Noe Myers (Baker's Wife/Milkmaid) is thrilled to be a part of this show. She is thankful for her amazing director, choreographer, and cast. This will be her ninth Main Stage show at Artisan. She has also been involved with THE PROMISE, in Glen Rose for seven seasons. She is thankful for God and all He has done.

Dan Nolen, Jr.Mon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Dan Nolen, Jr. (Maurice) is delighted to be involved in his 108th production at Artisan, 46 on stage and 62 behind the scenes—sets, props, costumes and directing. Recent show appearances: Grandpa in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, Doctor in BIG FISH, General Waverly in WHITE CHRISTMAS, and Ben Weatherstaff in SECRET GARDEN. Favorite roles include Norman Thayer, Jr. in ON GOLDEN POND and Pellinore in CAMELOT. “Thanks to Connie, my wonderful wife of 52 years, and to the Lord from whom all blessings flow!”

Lane NorrisMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Lane Norris (Male Villager/Wolf) is excited and ready to work in his second show with Artisan. He has appeared in shows such as SISTER ACT (Ensemble), MY FAIR LADY (Alfred P. Doolittle), THE WIZARD OF OZ (Cowardly Lion), THE CRUCIBLE (John Proctor), and is ready for the opportunity to be in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

Gabriel PadgettMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Gabriel Padgett (Chip) is delighted and honoured to be in his first stage appearance at Artisan Center Theater. Gabriel made his acting debut as the title role in HERCULES at the Cottage Theatre in 2017, and was recently featured as Sam Castle in an original playwright, THE EMPTY SEAT. Gabriel loves to sing and dance. He studies theatre, voice, piano, jazz, tap, and ballet. His favorite subjects in school are math and science.

Duncan ParkesTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Duncan Parkes (Butcher/Crony) is thrilled to be in THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Duncan has had the honor of being in several shows on Artisan’s Main Stage and Children’s Stage. His favorite shows include STARLIGHT EXPRESS (Flat Top), BIG FISH (Karl the Giant), PINKIE AND BLUE, YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT, and A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD. Duncan thanks his family for their support and encouragement. Soli Deo Gloria!

Rob ParrottTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Rob Parrott (Cogsworth) is more than excited to be back on the Artisan stage with this wonderful cast! You may have recently seen him as The Cowardly Lion in the WIZARD OF OZ, the Ghost of Christmas Present in SCROOGE THE MUSICAL, or as the Baron in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. Rob is also a regular cast member in THE PROMISE in Glen Rose, where he has played a variety of principal roles. When not on stage, Rob teaches math at Weatherford High School, and loves to travel with his bride, Lori. Matthew 1:21

Benjamin PerkinsonTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Benjamin Perkinson (Male Villager/Wolf) is so excited to make his main stage debut in this beautiful story. He is so thankful for all of his friends and family who supported him in the audition process, and is thrilled to work with so many talented cast members!

Lilli PerssonMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Lilli Persson (Teen Ensemble) is honored to be a part of such a talented cast and she is excited for the growth that comes under the direction of Mr Wilkerson. Her shows at the Artisan include PHANTOM and the teen intensive production of LES MISERABLES. She would like to thank her family and friends for their continued support and unconditional love.

Luis QuezadaTue/Thu/Sat-3pm


 

Luis Quezada (Lefou) is thrilled to come back and be part of another show at Artisan. He is glad to make this show another one of his favorite ones, because he dedicates it to his mother and siblings. Some of his favorite shows that he has been a part of are: ANNIE, Linus in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, and Mr. Mushnik in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, to name a few, and glad to make BEAUTY AND THE BEAST a new favorite one.

Gabriella RaeTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Gabriella Rae (Plate) This will be Gabriella’s first show at Artisan. She has previously performed shows at Colleyville Heritage High School, including THE SOUND OF MUSIC as Frau Schmidt and ONCE UPON A MATTRESS as Princess 12. She would like to thank her mom and her sister for their support in her theatrical ambitions and hopes you enjoy the show!

Brendon RamseyTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Brendon Ramsey (Baker/Bartender) is thrilled to return to the Artisan Center Theater stage to take part in this Disney classic. Previously, he played Jamie in Artisan’s production of MY FAIR LADY, as well as the Minister of Culture in PHANTOM and several roles (including Joe Mauldin) in THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, as well as Paul Wakowski in Garland Civic Theater’s INLAWS, OUTLAWS, AND OTHER PEOPLE (THAT SHOULD BE SHOT). He would like to thank his family for their support, and John and Margaret Wilkerson for pushing him to grow as an actor, singer, and person.

Rebecca ReevesTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Rebecca Reeves (Silly Girl) is thrilled to be returning to the world of musical theatre after graduating from Oklahoma University. She has previously performed in The Firehouse Theatre's production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF as The Fiddler, and as a member of the Candlelight Processional Choir at Disney World. When she isn't substitute teaching, she volunteers as an actress for Princesses with a Purpose of Texas.

Dana RiceMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Dana Rice (Sausage Curl Girl) is ecstatic to be making her Artisan debut in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Previously seen at the Center for Home Education in Watauga, her favorite roles have been Dorothy Gale in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Mae Peterson in BYE BYE BIRDIE, and Ado Annie in OKLAHOMA. Dana would like to thank her friends and family for supporting her through this new season of life, and hopes everyone enjoys this beautiful story. To God be the glory!

Adam RichardMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Adam Richard (Hat Seller/Wolf) is excited for another chance to perform at the Artisan under the direction of John Wilkerson. Other roles Adam has played at the Artisan are Lem in STATE FAIR and Harry/Lord Boxington in MY FAIR LADY. Adam is blessed to have the love and support of his family, friends, LHM, and FBC Euless.

Mary RidenourTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Mary Ridenour (Belle) has performed all over DFW in theaters such as Casa Mañana, Artisan Theater, Firehouse Theater, Carnegie Players, Uptown, Texas Theater for Young People, and Family Musical Theater. Her favorite roles include Sister Mary Robert in SISTER ACT, Fantine in LES MISÉRABLES, Grace O'Malley in THE PIRATE QUEEN, Pearl in STARLIGHT EXPRESS, The Swamp Witch in BIG FISH, Martha in THE SECRET GARDEN, Rona Peretti in 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM BEE, and The Witch, Rapunzel and Little Red in three different productions of INTO THE WOODS.

Lillian RivasTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Lillian Rivas (Lady with Baby) is a member of the Academy Singers and the SInging Girls of Texas varsity choirs at her high school, as well as the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts. She has won many choir awards and has performed solos at many private events. Lillian enjoys community theater and has acted in numerous musicals including THE LITTLE MERMAID, HAIRSPRAY, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK, and SEUSSICAL. Lillian’s favorite Artisan production was SISTER ACT.

Rosabella RivasTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Rosabella Rivas (Child Ensemble) is named Rosabella, but you may call her “Rosie!” She played Daisy Boulter in her first Artisan production, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. You may also have seen her collecting Enter-to-Win slips during numerous Artisan productions since CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. Her hobbies include reading, karate, piano, art, dance, and giving speeches. Her greatest ambition is to become the first woman president!

Melissa RodgersTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Melissa Rodgers (Aristocrat Lady) is ecstatic to make her theatrical debut in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. A fifth-grade teacher by day and a mommy to 5 by night, Melissa would like to give a special thanks to John for giving her this opportunity and to her parents, family, and friends for always believing in her. She would especially like to thank her husband, Allan, for being her rock, and her children, for allowing her to follow her dreams!

Rachel RosmannTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Rachel Rosmann (Silly Girl/Plate) is excited for her first performance at Artisan. She's appeared in 12 ANGRY JURORS as Juror #5 and HOW TO SUCCEED AT BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING as Chorus, both at the Arlington High School theater. She would like to thank her family, friends, and teachers for being so supportive.

Emily SamsMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Emily Sams (Child Ensemble) wants to be a singer and a dancer when she grows up. Those are her two favorite things to do and she has been doing them since before she can remember. When she is not singing or dancing, she likes to spend her free time reading, coloring, playing with her brother, and being a Girl Scout. Emily is excited to be in her second show at the Artisan and her first show on Artisan’s Main Stage.

Dale SchultzMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Dale Schultz (Cogsworth) is delighted to make his Artisan debut. Favorite roles include Kris Kringle in MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET – THE MUSICAL, Col. Buffalo Bill Cody in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Caiaphas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and all of the characters in a one-man production of Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL. A professional Santa’s Helper, he is a member of Lone Star Santas. Twitter: @drdaleschultz. Facebook: Dale Schultz. Dale is thankful for his family’s support.

Emma SimpsonTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Emma Simpson (Baker's Wife/Milkmaid) is pleased to be a part of this production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. This is her first production on Artisan’s Main Stage. A few of her favorite credits include: THE LITTLE MERMAID JR, ELF THE MUSICAL JR, and SEUSSICAL JR on the Artisan Children’s Stage. She is thrilled to be working with John and the rest of the production team and cast on this amazing show. She is especially excited to be sharing the stage for the first time with her Auntie. She would like to thank her Lord and Savior, as well as, her family and friends for their love and support.

Tasha SmithTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Tasha Smith (Mrs. Potts) is appreciative of the opportunity to work with John Wilkerson and is excited to be a part of this wonderful production at the Artisan. The support of family and friends has been overwhelming as she has stepped out of the box and into a teapot! She wants to thank her husband of 23 years, Raymond, son, Raymond, and daughter, Emily, for their encouragement, laughter and love. “Grace Upon Grace.” John 1:16

Madie StelzerMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Madie Stelzer (Silly Girl/Napkin) can’t wait to open another wonderful show with her Artisan family, under the direction of John Wilkerson. Some of her favorite roles have been Margy Frake in STATE FAIR, Eponine in LES MISERABLES, and (most recently) Dorothy Gale in THE WIZARD OF OZ. She would like to thank her friends and family for their support, and the entire production team for creating such a wonderful show.

Morgan TaylorTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Morgan Taylor (Babette) is over the moon to be back performing at Artisan Theater! She has been in dozens of Artisan productions since her debut in 2009. Some of her favorite credits include LITTLE WOMEN (Amy March), THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. (Ariel), and SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (Alice). She would like to thank her incredible husband for being so encouraging.

Belle TrevinoMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Belle Trevino (Plate) is thrilled to be doing her first show at Artisan Theater with one of her absolute favorite musicals. She got to be a Plate in her high school’s version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and got her first lead role in SCHOOL OF ROCK as Patty Di Marco last year. She’s been in GREASE, OLIVER, SOUND OF MUSIC, and CINDERELLA. Special thanks to her family, in and out of the show, for their support.

Joshua WallaceTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Joshua Wallace (Dancer/Candle Man/Crony) is excited to be in his second main stage show as an actor. His most recent credits are in the background as the Sound Operator for THE WIZARD OF OZ and the Stage Manager for THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES. “Thanks for Being Our Guest!”

Devon WatkinsTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Devon Watkins (Lumiere) is delighted to be making his third Artisan appearance with this talented cast and crew. Devon has recently appeared on stage as Scarecrow in WIZARD OF OZ and Bert Healy in ANNIE. He would like to thank his amazing wife, Erica, and great kids, Faith and Charlie, for their encouragement, love, and for putting up with his crazy schedule.

Victoria WatsonMon/Fri/Sat-3pm


 

Victoria Watson (Silly Girl/Plate) graduated in December with a B.A. in Communication from Asbury University. She is happy to return for her eighth Artisan production. Some favorite roles include Ensemble/Liesl in TRUTHICAL (Gateway Church), Mary Sawyer in TOM SAWYER, and Josie Pye in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Victoria is grateful for her wonderful family’s support. She hopes you know that God’s love can transform any beastly heart. He already loves you—it’s your choice.

Nicole WicksTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Nicole Wicks (Silly Girl/Napkin) is super excited to be working with Mr. John again! Nicole has been doing theatre with Artisan for seven years. She has enjoyed every minute. Some of the Main Stage shows she has done recently: THE PIRATE QUEEN as Dancer and ANNIE as a Dancer/Orphan. She has done many shows with Children’s Theater and Second Stage dance troupe. She loves God and thanks family/friends for supporting her.

Shafer WilkersonTue/Thu/Sat-7:30pm


 

Shafer Wilkerson (Beast) Is thrilled to be in his third production on the Artisan stage. He has been the Phantom in PHANTOM, and Pat in STATE FAIR for ACT, as well as for Stolen Shakespeare Guild. Shafer is a singer/songwriter, who released his debut EP “Not Today" worldwide in the beginning of 2017. Wilkerson has garnered praise from Dallas artists for the work he has done in not only his music, but in others as well. He would like to thank his father and mother, as well as God for the opportunity of sharing stories on the stage.

Chase WilliamsMon/Fri/Sat-7:30pm


 

Chase Williams (Lefou) is beyond thrilled and honored to be making his Artisan debut this summer. He has appeared in several, film, television, and theatre productions in the area, while also teaching Kids Acting for Gateway Church’s Performing Arts classes. Previous credits include: Motel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Disciple in GODSPELL, Willard Hewitt in FOOTLOOSE, Flynn Rider/Lumiere in CHASING LIGHTS, Sir Harry in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, and more. Special thanks to his friends and family for their support, and to John and the rest of the amazing Artisan staff for the incredible opportunity. Let us take you on this journey, and enjoy the show! “Soli Deo gloria!”

John WilkersonJohn Wilkerson (Director) received his Bachelor of Music Education from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music (now Shenandoah University). He completed his graduate work in vocal performance at the State University of New York and placed third in the Metropolitan Opera competition. At the college, high school, and grade school levels, he taught voice classes, private voice, music theory, music appreciation, choir and band. He wrote curriculum, served as head of the Music Department, and directed many theatrical productions. As an athlete who also coached tennis and football, he instills in all of his students the discipline and drive to attain their personal best. In professional theatre, he has produced, directed and designed numerous musicals and plays. Some of the productions he has directed include: MY FAIR LADY, PHANTOM, PROPOSALS, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, BRIGADOON, GUYS AND DOLLS, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, and WHITE CHRISTMAS (Artisan) and THE SOUND OF MUSIC, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, HELLO DOLLY, ROMEO AND JULIET, and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at other venues. As a performer, Mr. Wilkerson is not only known for his vocal prowess, but for his acting skills and ability to convey the emotion and meaning of a piece with amazing subtlety. Broadway: STATE FAIR with John Davidson, Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie, and PETER PAN with Cathy Rigby. National tours: BRIGADOON with John Schneider, MAN OF LA MANCHA with Ed Ames, STATE FAIR, and PETER PAN. In a national tour of SOUTH PACIFIC, he understudied Robert Goulet in the role of Emile and was privileged to play the role many times, receiving standing ovations and critical acclaim. Off-Broadway: a starring role in ABBY’S SONG, in which several of the songs were written for him, The President of the United States in CONFLICT OF INTEREST at the New Federal Theatre, CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS at Manhattan Theatre Club, BOYS FROM SYRACUSE, and A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, both part of the critically acclaimed City Center’s Encore Series. He has enjoyed starring roles in several world premieres and in many regional productions including Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, Frederick in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Daddy Warbucks in ANNIE, Henry Higgins in MY FAIR LADY, Ben Stone in FOLLIES, and Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. He is very proud to have played Emile in the Dallas Theatre Center production of SOUTH PACIFIC, which was nationally acclaimed and for which he was nominated for the Leon Rabin award. He has appeared in numerous operas and operettas, with philharmonics, symphonies and chamber orchestras. Mr. Wilkerson spent three years touring as one of the Three Redneck Tenors (though he is neither a redneck nor a tenor!). He and his wife, singer/actress Margaret, also produced the critically-acclaimed STATE FAIR, called by one critic “one of the best productions Dallas has seen.” The couple founded the very successful Musical Theatre Institute, which, through summer camps, workshops and private lessons, provides professional instruction and guidance offered by performers with experience living and working in New York City. Much love to his wife, actress Margaret Shafer Wilkerson, sons, Michael and Shafer, daughter-in-law, Marcia and grandchildren, Payton, Jackson and Lily.
Rian SlayRian Slay (Assistant Director) is thrilled with the chance to help bring her favorite Disney movie to life! Some of her favorite shows that she has been a part of-both on and off stage-include PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, STATE FAIR, and THE WIZARD OF OZ. Thanks to John for letting her tag along for another adventure!
Carla WicksCarla Wicks (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be assisting John Wilkerson and leading the Tech team for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. She has performed for the past three years on the Main and Second Stage here at Artisan. She has provided tech leadership and costume support as well. She praises God for many blessings, husband, Ken, for love/support, and daughter, Nicole, for inspiration/encouragement.
Elise Lavallee (Choreographer) is a professional dancer, director, dance instructor, and a proud member of AEA. She has choreographed over fifty musicals in the DFW area, some which are: THE MERRY WIDOW, CENDRILLON, IN THE HEIGHTS, JUBILATION, CABARET, and THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY. She has also choreographed for Casa Manana, The Dallas Opera, The Dallas Theater Center, Circle Theatre, and at the collegiate level: University Of North Texas Opera, Texas Wesleyan University, and University of Texas at Arlington. She has won awards for Best Direction of a Musical; CINDERELLA at Theatre Arlington and Best Choreography at All Saints Episcopal School’s THE DROWSY CHAPERONE. Some of her DVD and Film credits include: Music video – Keep in Mind; Movie teaser – Heaven; and Assistant Choreographer for Let’s Make Music and Let’s Go To The Fire House. As an instructor, she has worked for Kids Who Care as a resident choreographer. She also teaches for Margo Dean School of Ballet, Ballet International Elite Academy, All Saints Episcopal School, Texas Wesleyan University, Dance Theatre of Arlington, Studio C, Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy, Dian Clough West, Theatre Arlington, Arlington Heights High School, and The Trinity Valley School.
Richard GwozdzH. Richard Gwozdz (Music Director) is excited in working in his 48th musical at Artisan Center Theater since 2010. Started piano at 8 years old. With Texas Boy’s Choir sang for President Kennedy, Ed Sullivan Show, Perry Como Show, Grammy Award recordings, toured United States/Europe. Music Director at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Dallas, Maintenance Secretary for USPS, Pianist at Edelweiss German Restaurant, and 2016 DFW Theater Critics Forum Orchestral Conducting Award. Enjoy Beauty and the Gwozdz!
Hannah SimpsonHannah Simpson (Asst. Stage Manager) is excited to be working with John, Carla, and the rest of the production team in this outstanding show. Her previous stage management experience includes: SEUSSICAL JR, MADAGASCAR JR, and FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS CAROL all on the Artisan Children’s stage. She has also assisted John in last summer’s intensive production of LES MISÉRABLES. She would like to thank her parents, grandparents, and friends for all their love and support.
Cindy BarkleyCindy Barkley (Asst. Stage Manager) is excited to be working her favorite Disney musical with son, Cameron, on stage and husband, Charles, helping backstage. She’s enjoyed working tech for Main Stage shows and stage managing Second Stage musical reviews. But most importantly, she loves being a dedicated ‘Artie’s Mom’ to Cameron and all the youth performers here at Artisan.
Susan Reeves (Asst. Stage Manager) is delighted to be back at Artisan, helping again with a production directed by John Wilkerson. She was prop manager for GUYS AND DOLLS a couple of years ago. Her acting credits include being a Mom in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and Sister Bertha in SOUND OF MUSIC, both directed by and starring John Wilkerson at the Firehouse Theatre. The best part is being part of the show with her daughter Rebecca (Silly Girl). Special thanks to John Wilkerson for trusting her to do this and her husband, Ron, for being a stage-widower and pet-sitter for the next few months plus his unwavering support of his wife and daughter.
Ellen BorishEllen Borish (Costumer) is so excited to be a part of this cast, with such talented actors. She has costumed many shows at Artisan Center Theater, Theater Arlington and helped with several school shows for various schools. She has been in several productions as an actor but loves being involved in the behind the scenes. She loves creating a look and seeing a show come to life through costuming.