Senior Showcase

Senior Showcase

Scenes, songs & dance with Theatre TCU’s senior class of 2022!

 

Downtown Cowtown at the Isis
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 
7:00pm 
2401 N. Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76164

Tickets $20 (Half of proceeds go to support Senior Showcase)
www.downtowncowtown.com/events

 

Theatre 4 at Theatre Row
Thursday, March 10, 2022
5:30pm
410 W. 42nd Street 
New York, NY 10036

RSVP to TCUshowcase@gmail.com or 817-257-4196

 

Alumni & Senior Cabaret
Feinstein’s 54 Below
Friday, March 11, 2022
9:45pm 

254 W. 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

Reserve your 54 Below tickets here!

 

Contact TCUshowcase@gmail.com or penny.maas@tcu.edu for more information.


 

ASHLEY ANDERSON is an actress from Fort Worth, Texas and a proud first-generation college student, graduating with her B.A. in Theatre this spring. Before transferring to TCU, Ashley studied acting and dance at Baldwin Wallace University, Boston Conservatory’s Musical Theatre Acting Intensive, and voice with the Juilliard Evening Division. Some of her credits include Matilda the Musical, Zorro: the Musical, and The Burial at Thebes. When not performing, Ashley can be found strumming on her guitar, playing hide & seek with her nieces and nephews, learning choreography, studying languages, and sewing fabrics together for an eclectic outfit. Upon graduating, Ashley plans on performing professionally in Film/TV and a national touring company and hopes to pursue this dream both nationally and internationally where she can utilize her language skills. Most of all, Ashley plans to inspire other young artists and bring representation to her communities through art.

ASHLEY’S WEBSITE

 

 

RYENNE BISHOP is an actress from Derby, Kansas, who graduates this spring with a B.F.A in Theatre Studies with Honors. While at TCU, Ryenne has appeared in 42nd Street (Ensemble), choreographed for Wonder Women, as well as Assistant Costume Designed for Sister Act and A Streetcar Named Desire. She made her recent directing debut with I, Sick: An Unrequested Biography. Ryenne is also the current President of the theatre fraternity Alpha Psi Omega. Upon graduation, Ryenne hopes to pursue performance in New York City as well as continue directing and choreographing.

RYENNE’S WEBSITE

 

 

KEATON BRANDT is an actor from Austin, Texas, who graduates with his B.F.A in Theatre with an emphasis in Musical Theatre this spring.  His TCU credits include: Bare: A Pop Opera (Ensemble), 42nd Street (Andy Lee), Sister Act (Ernie), Mental Health Monologues (Fred), The Melody Lingers On (Featured Performer), The Things We Forget (Calvin), Company (Peter), and The Wild Party (Phil).  Regionally, Keaton has performed in Zach Theatre’s productions of Singin’ in the Rain (Swing) and A Christmas Story (Ralphie).  Additional regional credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), Newsies (Tommy Boy), Mamma Mia (Ensemble), Oklahoma (Cord Elam).  Outside of theatre, Keaton is president of his improv-comedy team, makes silly videos for his TikTok or otherwise, and loves spontaneous adventures!  After graduation, Keaton plans to pursue performance in theatre, dance, and comedy, as well as choreography.

KEATON’S WEBSITE

 

 

ANNIE OLIVE CAHILL is a Northern California native, graduating in May with her BFA in Theatre with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. TCU credits include: Wild Party (Queenie), 42nd Street (Phyllis) and Children of Eden (Aysha). Regional professional credits include: Legally Blonde (Elle Woods), Seven Brides/Brothers (Sarah), Grease (Ensemble, u/s Frenchy, Cha-Cha) and Mamma Mia (Ensemble). Annie is currently completing her Pilates teaching certification and has had the opportunity to teach and choreograph dance at Casa Mañana.

ANNIE’S WEBSITE

 

 

CHASE COLSON is from Atlanta, Georgia. This spring, Chase graduates with his B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Musical Theatre as well as a minor in Chemistry and is also a member of the John V. Roach Honors College. TCU credits include: Company (Bobby), Children of Eden (Japheth), The Melody Lingers On (Principal Singer), Sister Act (Ensemble), 42nd Street (Ensemble), and Bare (Ensemble). Chase plans to pursue medical school in order to become an orthopedic surgeon specializing in dance medicine after graduation.

CHASE’S WEBSITE

 

 

AARON FRYE grew up in Keller, Texas, and graduates from TCU with his B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Acting. At TCU, Aaron played Tilden in Buried Child, Matthias in Miss Molly, and Pylades in Electra, among others. Aside from theatre, Aaron is a member of Senseless Acts of Comedy (SAC), TCU’s nationally renowned improv team. It has always been a dream for Aaron to perform and write professionally. Aside from theatre, Aaron loves watching movies, playing video games, and leading his league in fantasy football.

AARON’S WEBSITE

 

 

ERICA HARKINS is a native of Fort Worth, Texas who graduates this spring with her B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Musical Theatre, a minor in Creative Writing, and Upper/ Lower Divisional Honors. TCU credits: Company (Jenny), Marisol (June), Pajama Game (Ensemble), 42nd Street (Ensemble), and Children of Eden (Assistant Choreographer). Regionally, Erica was a full-time actress at Lagniappe Productions and appeared in Dead, Dead on the Range (Emma Grimsby), Dismay in a Manger (Holly), and Mein Shaft (Kit Schmidt). Other regional credits: The Wedding Singer (Dance Captain), Heathers (Heather Chandler), and How to Succeed in Business (Hedy La Rue). A proficient writer, Erica has been published in multiple poetry and fiction collections and completed her Honors Thesis with a finished manuscript. Post-graduation, Erica will pursue theatre performance, writing, and publishing.

ERICA’S WEBSITE

 

 

MADELYN HICKS is an actress from Frisco, TX, and will be graduating from Texas Christian University with her B.A. in Theatre and a B.S. in Strategic Communication. While at school, Madelyn performed in 42nd Street (Ensemble) in addition to several playwright’s showcases and directing project productions. Her own play, Dad’s Gone to War, was recently produced in a staged reading at TCU. Alongside her love for the theatre, Madelyn is deeply passionate about music. In her free time, she sings live around the DFW metroplex at bars, restaurants, and coffee shops, as well as weddings and private events. For more, check out @madelynhicksmusic. She’s also experienced in public relations and advertising. Altogether, Madelyn wishes to be a storyteller in any endeavor she pursues.

MADELYN’S WEBSITE

 

 

MADDIE LAY is a Saint Louis native who graduates this spring from Texas Christian University with a B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Musical Theatre. Onstage for TCU, Maddie has appeared in 42nd Street as an ensemble member, Children of Eden as a Lead Storyteller, and most recently as Mom in the studio production of I, Sick: An Unrequested Autobiography. At TCU, Maddie is also members of both Zeta Tau Alpha and Alpha Psi Omega. Maddie is a passionate animal lover and adrenaline junkie who plans to pursue a career in TV and film post-graduation.

MADDIE’S WEBSITE

 

 

JULIA LIGHT is an actress from Plano, Texas, and graduates this spring with a B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Musical Theatre. Her regional credits include Tiara in Elf the Musical (The Firehouse Theatre) and Ensemble/Swing in a workshop production of Devices (Wow! Entertainment). TCU credits include Babette’s Feast (Martine), Silent Sky (Margaret Leavitt), Children of Eden (Seth’s Wife), and Wonder Women (Featured Performer). Julia played Meredith (lead) in the student film Postmortem. She assistant choreographed TCU’s production of Company and has worked at Stage West as a children’s musical theatre class choreographer. At TCU, Julia is an Honors Student, an Admission Programs Intern, and a Frog Camp Director. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue acting both in musical theatre and in film, as well as directing and choreography.

JULIA’S WEBSITE

 

 

COLIN McDONALD is an actor from Orange County, California. He graduates from TCU with his B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Acting, in the spring of 2022. At TCU, Colin has appeared in 42nd Street (Ensemble) and Electra (Guard). His regional credits also include Cabaret (Bobby) and Cry-Baby (Whiffle). Off the stage, Colin also loves pursuing his interests in lighting design and instrumental music.

COLIN’S WEBSITE

 

 

KENNEDY O’KELLEY is from Dallas, Texas, and graduates this spring from TCU with her B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Acting, with Honors distinctions. Kennedy’s regional credits include Electra in Electra (Hip Pocket Theatre), Myrtle Mae in Harvey (WaterTower Theatre), Joanna in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Richardson Theatre Centre), and an Elf in The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey with Constellation Immersive and the Lumistella Company. Some selected TCU credits include Player 2 in Babette’s Feast, Mrs. Manley in Miss Molly, and Shelby in The Interminable Life of Perennial Peonies. Go Frogs!

KENNEDY’S WEBSITE

 

 

TYLER PHELPS is from Houston, Texas and graduates from TCU with his B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. At TCU, Tyler was in the ensemble of 42nd Street and played Seth in Children of Eden. In his free time, Tyler writes and produces his own music which he hopes to release in the future. After graduation, Tyler plans to pursue professional acting and music career.

TYLER’S WEBSITE

 

 

JOE RHOADS is a B.F.A. Acting major from Lincoln, NE, graduating from TCU this spring with Honors. Recently, he has been seen as Orestes in Electra (Hip Pocket Theatre), Oscar D’Armano in The Wild Party (Bishop Arts Theatre Center), Ensemble in My Love is as a Fever (Theatre TCU), and Pat Denning in 42nd Street (Theatre TCU). He has also been featured in multiple Student Film projects including Mac the Oracle (Lead), In Loving Memory (Lead), and Norma (Supporting). Additionally, he’s had the opportunity to workshop many new works including Jack Frost: The Musical (Casa Mañana), Jackie and Hyde (TCU), and his own play From the Dust (TCU). After graduation, Joe plans on pursuing a career in Film/TV, Voiceover, and Theatre.

JOE’S WEBSITE

 

 

ALEJANDRO SAUCEDO is from Haltom City, Texas, and graduates this spring with a B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Musical Theatre. His regional credits include Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Theatre Three), Tobias in Sweeney Todd (Casa Mañana/Circle Theatre), Lottie in Scrooge in Rouge (Stage West), Tommy/Winthrop in The Music Man (Theatre Three), and the ensemble of Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (Casa Mañana). He also became a member of the Equity Membership Candidate program in 2019. His TCU credits include Noah in Children of Eden, TJ in Sister Act, Mac in 42nd Street, and Soloist in The Melody Lingers On. Alejandro will be moving to New York after graduation to pursue theatre and television.

ALEJANDRO’S WEBSITE

 

 

ALLOWYN SCHULTZ is an actress from Birmingham, Alabama, graduating this spring with her B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Acting. Some of her favorite TCU credits include Clytemnestra in Electra, Ethel/Ensemble in 42nd Street, as well as a soloist in My Love is as a Fever. Allowyn was recently featured in the new TCU Lead On commercial campaign. She can be spotted on a variety of billboards throughout Fort Worth in this campaign. After graduation, Allowyn hopes to pursue a career in film, TV, and commercial work, as well as pursue her passion for classical work.

ALLOWYN’S WEBSITE

 

 

GABE WOODARD is an actor from Minneapolis, Minnesota, graduating in May with his B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. While at TCU, Gabe appeared in Wild Party (Black), Company (Paul), For Bo (B Jones), My Love is as a Fever (Ensemble), A Streetcar Named Desire (Young Collector), Sister Act (Eddie Souther), and 42nd Street (Male Swing). Apart from Theatre, Gabe loves any type of rap or funk music, video games, and spending time with those he loves. After graduation, Gabe plans to move to New York and to pursue a career in both theatre and film/television.

GABE’S WEBSITE

 

 

SAVANNA WORTHINGTON is a Kansas City native who will be graduating with her BFA, emphasis in musical theatre. Some of her favorite credits at TCU have been Gladys in 42nd Street, Susan in Company, and Kate in The Wild Party, among others.  Around the DFW area, Savanna has greatly enjoyed performing professionally in productions as Sandy u/s in Grease at Garland Summer Musicals and lead of the world premiere of Devices (dir. Mark Brymer), teaching dance to high schoolers, and working as a princess party performer.

SAVANNA’S WEBSITE