Senior Showcase

Senior Showcase

Scenes, songs & dance with Theatre TCU’s senior class of 2023!


DFW Showcase
TCU’s Jerita Foley Buschman Theatre
Ed Landreth Hall
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129

Open to the public
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NYC Showcase
AMT Theatre

Thursday, March 16, 2023
354 W. 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

RSVP to or 817-257-4196


Alumni & Senior Cabaret
54 Below
Friday, March 17, 2023

254 W. 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

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LUCAS ALIMONTI is an actor-singer from Westchester, New York, who will graduate this spring with a B.F.A in Theatre, emphasis in Musical Theatre. His Theatre TCU credits include: Children of Eden (ensemble), Company (ensemble, U/S Harry, Larry, Peter), and Sweet Charity (ensemble). When not singing at the piano, you can find Lucas cooking one of his favorite Italian dishes or watching his beloved New York Mets. After graduation, Lucas plans on pursuing music and acting in Los Angeles, New York, or wherever the journey takes him.




TYCHELLE BEARDENis a multifaceted artist from League City, Texas, who graduated with her B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting and a Minor in General Business this past December. Her TCU credits include: Sister Act (ASM), Electra (Chrysothemis), Wild Party (Assistant Choreographer), and Sweet Charity (Co-choreographer). Additional regional credits: Overbooked (Protagonist), A Funny Thing That Happened On The Way To Forum (Geminae), Cabaret (Helga), Dreamgirls (Step Sister/Ensemble), and Aida (U/S Nehebka/Ensemble). Tychelle is one of the founders and served as the head choreographer of the Theatre TCU Black Excellence organization. She also was the president of her SGRho chapter on campus for 2 years. Currently, Tychelle desires to pursue performance in theatre, dance, film as well as choreography.




TAYLOR BOCKRATH is a Los Angeles native who graduates this spring with her B.F.A. in Theatre Studies. While at TCU, Taylor has appeared onstage and off in various facets of the theatre. Credits include: Dust to Dust (Tamara), The Suppliants (Chorus) at the International Youth Greek Theatre Festival in Sicily, Company (Stage Manager), The Choreographer’s Stage (Stage Manager), and Circle Theatre’s Kodachrome (Asst. Stage Manager). When not onstage or in the booth, she can be found scene painting, cooking, or playing her guitar. After graduation, Taylor will return home to Los Angeles where she plans to pursue performance, stage management, and theatre education.




KYLEE BROWN is from Dover, New Hampshire, and will be graduating this spring with her B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Musical Theatre. At TCU, Kylee has been involved in: Sweet Charity (Nickie), The Wild Party (Nadine), The Melody Lingers On (Principal) and Children of Eden (Featured Ensemble). Her regional credits include: She Loves Me (Amalia Balash), Sister Act (Mary-Robert U/S [performed]), Cats (Cassandra), and The Threepenny Opera (Polly Peachum). When she’s not performing, Kylee loves to indulge in her many crafty hobbies, of which her current favorite is journaling in and color-coordinating her planner. Kylee can also be found cooking a host of delicious treats as meal prep or to share with friends and family.




KAMERANN BURNEY is a native Texan graduating with her in B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Musical Theatre, this spring. After transferring to TCU in the Spring of 2021, she has performed in Wonder Women: Celebrating Women’s Roles on Broadway (Maria von Trapp, Beverly Bass), Sweet Charity (Ensemble), as well as Playwright’s Stage and Directing Projects. Kamerann is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and guitarist. After graduation, Kamerann wants to try it all by pursuing opportunities in music, theatre, and TV/film.




AIDAN J. COTTRELL is an actor from Decatur, Texas. At TCU, he earned his B.A. in Theatre with a minor in Arts, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship. He is the beatboxer for both the Horned Tones and License to Trill acapella groups on campus and a manager for TCU Spirit. Aidan’s credits include directing, script writing, and being involved with Theatre TCU in Babette’s Feast and in Mainstage Irving’s Disaster! He also makes an appearance in various student films post-graduation, as well as on the air with KTCU. Aidan hopes to pursue a career in Voice Acting with the end goal being in animated television, but will happily go wherever life takes him.




DEVAN DELUGO is a native Texan who graduates with her B.F.A. in Theatre with an Emphasis in Musical Theatre in May 2023. She’s also been a member of the John V. Roach Honors College all four years of her TCU career. Some of Devan’s recent theatrical credits include Sweet Charity (Helene), West Side Story (Francisca), The Wild Party (Dolores & U/S Kate), Wonder Women (Carmen Diaz), and Gypsy (Dainty June). When she’s not at the theatre, you can find Devan on a long walk listening to her favorite psychology podcast or reading the newest addition to her never-ending bookshelf. After graduation, Devan plans to pursue a career in theatre and film, hoping to land in NYC sometime soon.




MAGGIE EWING hails from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and graduates this spring from TCU with her B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Acting. Her TCU credits include: Othello (Duke/Fight Captain), I, Sick (Receptionist/Pharmacy Tech), and My Love is as a Fever (Ensemble). Outside of TCU, Maggie has performed in The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley (Cassie/Fight Captain), It’s a Wonderful Life (Mary Bailey), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Anne Page), and Hamlet (Ensemble). After graduation, Maggie plans to travel the world before pursuing a career in both classical and contemporary theatre as well as film and television.




RYLEE HACH is a proud native Texan, graduating from TCU with a double major in Theatre and French. While at TCU, Rylee has appeared in The Choreographer’s Stage (featured dancer), The Suppliants (Chorus) at the International Youth Greek Theatre Festival in Sicily, and in the film The Parker House (supporting). Outside of Theatre, Rylee is the president of TCU’s French club, ‘Ensemble en Français’. Post-graduation, Rylee plans to pursue a career performing onstage and in film.




ADDI HURST is an actress from Katy, Texas, and will be graduating from Texas Christian University with her B.F.A. in Acting and a minor in Deaf Studies. While at school, Addi performed in My Love Is As A Fever (Female Principle), Electra (Greek Chorus), Othello (Gratiano), as well as many directing project productions. Additionally, she had the opportunity to workshop new works such as FOMO (Madison White) and her own play, 12 O’CLOCK. In her free time, you can find Addi playing with her dog, Scrunchie, bartending, interpreting songs into American Sign Language, and exploring the newest shops and restaurants in Fort Worth. After graduation, Addi plans on pursuing a career in Film/TV, Voiceover, and ASL Interpreting.




D’MARIEL is from Austin, Texas and recently graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Musical Theatre. TCU credits include: Children of Eden (Father), The Wild Party (Oscar D’Armano/Asst. Costume Designer), Company (David), The Melody Lingers On (Ensemble), Sister Act (Ensemble). Regional credits include: Blaine Tuttle in the upcoming Co-Production of Cruel Intentions: the 90’s Musical (Stage West/Uptown Players), Actor 5 in Don’t Let Pigeon Drive the Bus (Dallas Children’s Theater), Masc (Lead) in the World Premiere of My Enemy’s Ghost (Prism Movement Theater), Man 3 in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (WaterTower Theatre), Bobby / “Two Ladies” Feat in Cabaret, Matthew Henson/Ensemble in Ragtime, Geminae in A Funny Thing… (Lyric Stage of Dallas), Swing in A Christmas Carol and In the Heights (Zach Theatre). He was a founding member and served as President of Theatre TCU Black Excellence, where he had the privilege of creating, directing, and producing hit performance series: BLACKOUT and TCU Sings. D’Mariel was honored with numerous awards and honors while at TCU, including being named one of TCU’s Future Leaders of their 150th Anniversary: Past, Present, and Future Leaders Ceremony. D’Mariel plans to move to NY in June to further his career as an actor, model, director, and producer for stage, TV, and film.




HALLIE RYAN KAISAND is an actress from New Jersey, who graduates this spring with a B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Acting. Her regional credits include: Woman of Argos in Electra (Hip Pocket Theatre), Patty Simcox in Grease (Mayo Performing Arts Center), Ensemble in Legally Blonde (Plays-In-The-Park), and an Elf in The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey (Constellation Immersive and the Lumistella Company). While at TCU, Hallie appeared in Children of Eden and Assistant Directed Sweet Charity. Hallie also served as a TCU Frog Camp Director during the summer of 2022. Upon graduation, Hallie hopes to pursue performance on cruises and eventually move back home to the east coast to pursue performance and directing in New York City! Go Frogs!




HANNAH LE BEAU is a San Diego native who graduates this spring with a B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Musical Theatre, a minor in Women & Gender Studies, and Upper/Lower Divisional Honors. She was recently seen as The Florist in Kodachrome at Circle Theatre and was fortunate to perform “For Good” alongside Kristin Chenoweth in her concert For the Girls at Coppell Arts Center in 2021. TCU credits include: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Edwin Drood/Alice Nutting), The Wild Party (Madelaine True), Wonder Women (Soloist), Children of Eden (Lead Storyteller), and Sister Act (Ensemble). Post-graduation, she plans to move to NYC to pursue theatre and television. She’s also a passionate queer activist and aims to serve as an advocate for diverse storytelling and representation within the entertainment industry.




MACKENZIE LEE is a young actress based in Los Angeles, seeking representation. One day she would love to work and live in London.







EMILY LOPEZ is a theatre artist originally from Keller, Texas. She is passionate about life, learning, and art and would be thrilled to work with you. During her time at University, she has collaborated on many different projects. Some of her favorites include: Understudying Marisol in Marisol, A Radio Spot for Casa Mañana, Playing Heather in a Live Voiceover Dub of Total Drama Island, directing a production of How the Other Half Loves, and performing as Spongebob in TCU’s Genderbent Cabaret. Outside of school, she’s worked at Blue Firebox Theatre, East Dallas Arts, and has an upcoming project with Crunchyroll. In her free time, she enjoys making digital art, playing and collecting board games, and speaking Spanish with friends and family.




ETHAN MASSENGALE is an actor from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and graduates from TCU this Spring with his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Some of his favorite credits at TCU include: Burrs in The Wild Party for which he won an award of excellence in Musical Theatre and Abel in Children of Eden. Professionally, Ethan has performed in 9 to 5 (Dwayne), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (u/s Brad, Riff Raff), and is excited to play the role of Sebastian in Cruel Intentions this summer at Stage West and Uptown Players. Upon graduation, Ethan plans to travel the world performing both on the stage and screen.




MIKEY MILLS is an actor/singer from North Reading, Massachusetts, who graduates this spring with a B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Acting. While attending TCU, Mikey has played on the TCU Men’s Ice Hockey team, competing against other teams in the Texas area and further. Mikey has also been a consistent body builder, lifting heavy weights in the gym six days a week for the past three years. He has also had his fair share on the stage at TCU. He performed in Sister Act, A Man Walks Into A Bar, A Streetcar Named Desire, and directed a one-act play, Cover. If not found on stage, at the gym, or battling on the ice, you can find him playing video games with the comfort of his baby pet turtle.




ANDREW NICOLAS is an actor from Plano, Texas, who graduates with his B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting this spring. TCU credits include: The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (The Chairman/Mayor Thomas Sapsea), Kodachrome-Co/pro with Circle Theatre (The Gravedigger),  My Love Is As A Fever (featured sonnet performer), and The Mental Health Monologues (Israel). Andrew’s professional credits include: Vinnie in The Odd Couple (WaterTower Theatre), Porter in Tarzan (Lyric Stage), Schuppanzigh in Black Comedy (Theatre Arlington), Ensemble/U.S Feste in Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Dallas), and more! Andrew currently is getting experience in something that he has always loved, working with children at his job at CAMP Dallas as a performer in their Disney partnered production Disney’s Mickey and Friends: An Extra Big Adventure! Post-graduation, Andrew plans to continue pursuing a performing career onstage and film/television.




ALICIA NOLLEY is an actress from Tyler, Texas, who graduates this May with her B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Acting. Her TCU credits include: Othello (Bianca), The Mental Health Monologues (Robin), and Babette’s Feast (U/S Player #6). Alicia also enjoyed working as the Hair & Makeup Designer for TCU’s production of Sweet Charity. When Alicia isn’t performing, you can find her designing new makeup looks, running the Theatre TCU social media, or watching college football. After graduation, Alicia plans to pursue a career in television and film.




SYDNEY NOVOSAD is an actress from Fulshear, Texas, who will be graduating with a B.F.A. in Theatre Studies from Texas Christian University this spring. Before coming to TCU, Sydney was a student at the Humphrey’s School of Musical Theatre in Houston, Texas where she was trained in acting, singing, and tap dancing. Some of her theatrical credits include Urinetown (Hope), Zombie Prom (Coco), and School of Rock (Dewey Finn). In addition to acting, Sydney is also part of Senseless Acts of Comedy, TCU’s improv comedy team. Post-graduation, Sydney hopes to pursue a career in comedy, film/television, and voiceover, as well as costume design.




ARIELLE ROBERTS is an actor-singer from Houston, Texas, with proud roots in the island of Dominica, and graduates in May with her B.F.A. in Theatre (Acting emphasis). TCU credits include: Company (Joanne), Babette’s Feast (Babette), and Sister Act (Michelle). Outside of TCU, Arielle is blessed to have been a part of LINK Class 5 in the TV/Film program and originate the role of Oli in the new Motown musical Come See About Me at Cedar Point Amusement Park. Arielle is a combat and fitness-loving old soul but child at heart with an immense passion for music and bass “sexiest instrument on the planet” guitar (@manuka.hunnymusic). Post-graduation, you’ll find her based in NYC pursuing theatre and voice acting, and soon enough, on all your favorite streaming platforms for TV/Film and music!




JOSÉ RUIZ-GONZÁLEZ is from San Antonio, Texas, with native roots from México, and will graduate in May with his B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Musical Theatre. His TCU credits include: Sweet Charity (Vittorio Vidal), Marisol (Man with Scar Tissue/Golf Club), Sister Act (Pablo), Children of Eden (Shem), A Streetcar Named Desire (Pablo Gonzales), and The Melody Lingers On (Principal). His regional credits include: The Rocky Horror Show (Eddie/Dr. Scott), A Comedy of Tenors (Max), Fabulation (Hervé/Guy/Ensemble), Bright Star (Stanford/Ensemble), Legally Blonde (Ensemble), and An Inspector Calls (Male Understudy). José also had the honor and pleasure to have been a part of LINK Class 5 in the TV/Film program. Apart from being a huge movie buff, José is actively involved in front of the camera with the Student Filmmakers Association at TCU. After graduation, José will pursue his career in theatre, TV/film, and voice acting, with the hopes of one day become a film director.




NIJEL SMITH is an actor, musician, and videographer from Union City, Tennessee. Nijel recently graduated from Texas Christian University with his B.F.A. in Theatre, emphasis in Musical Theatre. Some of his favorite roles include: Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar (WaterTower Theatre); Yonkers in Gypsy (Theatre Aspen); Malachi in Southern Boys (Jubilee Theatre); Larry in Company, and Max in The Wild Party (Theatre TCU). Nijel served on TCU’s improv group for three years and was also the videographer for Theatre TCU Black Excellence. Nijel has also performed trombone professionally in the pit for Lyric Stage under Vonda K. Bowling. Since graduating, Nijel has bounced around the region, grooving and performing both theatre and music in addition to beginning professional voiceover work.




MARTIN VERSHEL is an aspiring Actor-Dancer, originally from Roswell, Georgia, a suburb about 40 minutes outside of Atlanta. From plays to musicals to a cappella, Martin loves to create art in any and every medium he can. Every actor has their own way of feeling inspired, and Martin’s is observing the world around him. When not performing, he’s always going on adventures, whether it’s scuba diving, rock climbing, or traveling the world. All of this so he can bring his real-life experiences back to the stage and screen.




SARAH YOUNGBLOOD, a musical theatre performer with a passion for dance, was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduates with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. She got her professional start at the age of 8 when she performed on the Bass Hall stage as “Molly” in Annie. DFW credits include, but not limited to: Newsies (Hannah/Bowery Beauty/Nun), Carrie (Norma), Grease (Ensemble), The Little Mermaid (Aquata), Beauty and the Beast, (Aristocratic Lady/Ensemble) at Casa Mañana, Head Over Heels (Ensemble) at Uptown Players, The Sound of Music (Marta) at Lyric Stage, Madeline’s Christmas (Madeline) at Dallas Children’s Theatre, and Annie (Annie) at Theatre Arlington. TCU credits include: Sweet Charity (Lead Frug Dancer/Frenchie/Charity u/s) and featured dancing roles in both Wonder Women: Celebrating Women’s Roles on Broadway and Children of Eden. With her energetic nature, she also led the TCU student section for two years, cheering on the Frogs as a TCU Dutchmen. After college, Sarah plans to further pursue her theatrical career in the form of theme parks or cruise ships! Go Frogs!