Senior Showcase

Senior Showcase

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Thirteen seniors from Theatre TCU’s graduating class of 2018 perform for industry professionals in a performance showcase of singing, dancing and acting!

 

NYC SHOWCASE
Thursday, March 15th, 2018

5:30 P.M. & 7:15 P.M.
Studio Theatre at Theatre Row
410 W. 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Please RSVP to 817-257-4196
or TCUshowcase@gmail.com

 

NYC ALUMNI & SENIOR CABARET
Thursday, March 15th, 2018

10:00 P.M.
Don’t Tell Mama
343 W. 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Please RSVP to 212-757-0788
No Cover; 2 Drink Minimum (CASH ONLY)

 


 

DFW SHOWCASE
Monday, March 5th, 2018
6:00 P.M.
Buschman Theatre in Ed Landreth Hall
TCU Campus
2800 South University
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Please RSVP to 817-257-4196
or TCUshowcase@gmail.com

 

DFW CABARET
Monday, March 12th, 2018
7:30 P.M.
Mama’s Party – Uptown Theatre
120 E. Main St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
$10 at the door


 

2018 Senior Showcase

 

MATTIE DAVIS is currently a senior at Texas Christian University majoring in Theatre with a B.F.A. emphasis in Musical Theatre. As a student at TCU, Mattie has performed in multiple shows including We Need A Little Christmas, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Songs from Sideshow (Daisy), and Fiddler on the Roof. She has also been in musicals in the DFW area such as Singin’ in the Rain at Stolen Shakespeare Guild, Jekyll and Hyde (Red Rat Girl) at Onstage in Bedford, Titanic: The Concert Version (Darlene/featured ensemble) with Uptown Players at Dallas City Performance Hall, and Beehive: The 60’s Musical (Principle Soloist) at Jubilee Theatre. Upon graduation Mattie plans to move to New York City in order to continue working on her craft and pursue her career. More at: www.mattielillian.com

 

LUCY GIVEN is a Seattle native who will graduate with a B.F.A in Musical Theatre from Texas Christian University. Some regional credits include: Measure for Measure (Trinity Shakespeare Festival); The Heir Apparent (Stage West, Fort Worth, TX); Alice of Old Vincennes (Adrienne, Red Skelton Theatre); Something as Big as This (Balagan Theatre, Seattle, WA). Some TCU Credits include: The Importance of Being Earnest (Gwendolen); The Real Inspector Hound (Cynthia); Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Deborah). Lucy is so grateful for her family and friends, whose incessant love and support encourage her daily. More at: www.lucygiven.com  

 

CARROLL HERRING is an actor/singer/dancer from Houston, Texas, who is graduating from Texas Christian University with a B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Acting. Regional credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale (Trinity Shakespeare Festival), Joan, and Julia Tuttle (Rover Dramawerks). TCU credits include: Anton In Show Business (Ralph/Wikewitch), Everyman (Friends), The Crowd You’re In With (Karen). Beyond performance, Carroll is also involved in playwriting, directing, and dramaturgy. Her TCU Honors Thesis will be a staged reading of her newest play, Playing Chicken. More at: www.carrollherring.com

 

ELLIE HERTEL is an actor based in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. She is graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, emphasis in Musical Theatre. At TCU, she has been seen as “Shy” in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and “Nina” in A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine. Regionally, Ellie has performed with theaters such as Casa Mañana, Lyric Stage, and Theatre Three. Most recently, she was seen as “Anne” in A Little Night Music at Theatre Three. More at: www.elliehertel.com

 

SARA KRESKI is a character and realism actor who is graduating with a B.F.A. in Theatre, Emphasis in Acting, from Texas Christian University in May of 2018. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Sara has performed all over the United States in the National Tour of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. Other credits include: Pullman Car Hiawatha (Stage Manager), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Lucille), A Christmas Carol (Martha), Young Frankenstein (Ensemble), and Seussical (Ensemble). On screen, Sara has been featured in multiple short films throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. More at: sarakreski.com

 

LOGAN LANE is a singer and actor from Foley, Alabama, graduating from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, Emphasis in Musical Theatre. TCU credits include: We Need a Little Christmas (Ensemble); Guys and Dolls (Nicely Nicely Johnson); Everyman (Death); The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Governor); The Crowd You’re in With (Tom); Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Sweeney Todd); Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye); The Women of Lockerbie (Assistant Director). Regional credits include: Stage West (Assistant to the Director); Trinity Shakespeare Festival (Assistant Box Office Manager). Logan also has a passion for writing and creating works of his own and plans to debut his one-man show, Logan’s Ladies, written and conceived by him under the guidance of musical theatre professor Alan Shorter, in the spring at Texas Christian University. More at: www.loganlane.net

 

SAMANTHA McHENRY is graduating from Texas Christian University with a B.F.A in Theatre, Emphasis in Musical Theatre. At TCU, Samantha is also a member of the Honors College and a spirit leader for TCU Football games. She is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association. Samantha toured the country in 2015 and 2016 on the National Tour of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical as an Elf. Other Regional Credits include: Dallas Lyric Stage at the Majestic Theatre (Daddy Long Legs – Regional Premiere – Jerusha Abbott; Of Thee I Sing – Diana Devereaux; South Pacific – Ensign Bessie Noonan). Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (Hairspray! – Penny Pingleton; Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat – Thing 2), Highlands Playhouse (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – Philia; A Fox On the Fairway – Louise, Cabaret – Frauline Kost), Dallas Uptown Players (Catch Me If You Can – Jane/Ensemble), and Theatre Under the Stars (Legally Blonde – Brooke Wyndham; High School Musical – Cheerleader). At TCU, Samantha has been a part of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Eloise), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Laurie), Fiddler On the Roof (Shprintze), and Everyman (Family). More at: www.samanthamchenry.com

 

MACKENNA MILBOURN is an actor, dancer, and singer from Overland Park, Kansas, who is graduating from Texas Christian University with a B.F.A. in Theatre, Emphasis in Musical Theatre. Regional credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale (both Trinity Shakespeare Festival),You Never Know (Orchard Theatre), Family Bonding: Stage Reading, If You Say SoStage Reading (both Circle Theatre). TCU credits include: Sweeney Todd (Johanna), Tartuffe (Elmire), Pippin (Fastrada), Tom Kellogg In B Flat (Jane Gold), The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (Linda Lou/Angelette). She also appeared at 54 Below in A Day In The Office: A Musical Parody as Pam Beesly. Mackenna is planning on pursuing a professional career in performance on stage and film. More at: www.mackennamilbourn.com

 

LAUREN PETERSEN is a singer/actress from Grand Prairie, Texas, who is graduating from Texas Christian University with a B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Acting. Performance credits include: The Vagina Monologues, No Limits (TCU V-Day), Big Fish (Artisan Center Theater), National Anthem soloist for TCU Athletics (Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena and Lupton Baseball Stadium), featured singer in TCU’s Premier All-Female A Cappella Group (Here Comes Treble), and lead vocalist at The Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. She also has also done screen work for TCU’s Housing & Residence Life and Institute of Behavioral Research. Beyond performance, Lauren is a blossoming writer, makeup artist, and will be self-producing her own one-woman show in May 2018. More at: www.laurenkaypetersen.com

 

PAIGE POE is a dancer/actor from Houston, Texas, who is graduating from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and English. During her time at TCU, Paige performed in Sylvia (Sylvia), Everyman (Messenger), and Pippin (Ensemble), as well as four productions of TCU V-Day’s The Vagina Monologues in addition to serving on the V-Day board. She is currently the Artistic Director of the TCU V-Day Campaign and directed a production of No Limits. Paige is also a writer and poet— she was published in The Best Emerging Poets of Texas (2017) and five issues of TCU’s literary journal, eleven40seven. More at: www.paigegpoe.com

 

AUDREY POWELL is an actor/singer originally from Hoover, Alabama, who will be graduating from Texas Christian University with a B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Acting. Selected performance credits include: The Breakfast Club (Claire Standish), Into the Woods (Lucinda), Big Fish (Mermaid), Pullman Car Hiawatha (Grovers Corners), and The Music Man (Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn). Most recently, Audrey spent time abroad in Tarquinia, Italy, performing in Mozart’s opera Le Nozze Di Figaro as Cherubino. Aside from theatre performance, Audrey is an active member of Student Government, helped found TCU’s first all-female a cappella group, and enjoys playing the piano. More at: www.iamaudreypowell.com

 

ALEX VINH  is an actor from Houston, Texas, who is graduating with a B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Musical Theatre from Texas Christian University. His regional credits include: Mill Mountain Theatre (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Chip Tolentino; Jungle Book– Mowgli), Festival 56 (Winter’s Tale – Autolycus; Guys and Dolls – Big Jule), and Uptown Players (Aida – Ensemble). Alex’s Theatre TCU credits include: Sylvia (Tom/Phyllis/Leslie), Sweeney Todd (Toby), Pippin (ensemble), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Melvin P. Thorpe), A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine (Gino), Guys and Dolls (Ensemble), and We Need a Little Christmas (Lead Singer). Alex is also a Hair and Makeup Designer for the stage. All of his work can be seen at Alexhvinh.com

 

RHETT WARNER is a Dancer/Singer/Actor from Taylorville, Illinois, who is graduating from Texas Christian University with a B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Musical Theatre. Regional Credits include: West Side Story, Newsies, Mamma Mia! (Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre); A Chorus Line, Catch Me If You Can, Aida (Uptown Players); Anything Goes, Quanah (Lyric Theatre); and corporate work with Larwell Productions and Corporate Magic Entertainment. TCU Credits include: Fiddler on the Roof, Pippin, The Best Little Whore House in Texas, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Guys and Dolls, and We Need A Little Christmas. Off-stage, Rhett can be found leading group fitness classes, and building and designing costumes. More at: www.rhettwarner.weebly.com