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DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (2)ALY BADALAMENTI (Electra) is elated to be back at Theatre Arlington. Her previous credits include Footloose, 9 to 5, The Best Little whor*house in Texas and Hooray for Holidays! She originally hails from her hometown of Portage, Michigan, where she has been performing since age nine. Some of her favorite stage credits include Laurey in Oklahoma!, Yonah in Children of Eden, Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray, Kate Monster in Avenue Q and Ilse in Spring Awakening. She would like to thank her mom, dad, Kait and Tristan for their love and support.

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (3)LANDRY BECKLEY (L.A./Georgie) is delighted to be a part of his fifth official production with Theatre Arlington. Landry was last seen here as Sammy in Hooray for Holidays! His recent credits include James Hennesey (Biloxi Blues), Sonny (In the Heights) and TJ (Sister Act). Landry would like to thank his family and loved ones as they’ve shown constant love and support for him throughout his performances. Lastly, Landry would like to thank Steve Morris and the production team for this amazing opportunity to start off the 50th anniversary of Theatre Arlington with a bang! Yuk! Yuk! Good show!

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (4)RANGER “L’RANGE” K. BOWLING (Chowsie) is thrilled to be making his stage debut as Chowsie! He lives in Rowlett with his family and his cat siblings, Nina and Sonny.

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (5)JEFFREY CARLTON (Newsboy) is excited to make his Theatre Arlington debut. His most recent role was Smee in Peter and the Starcatcher at Gunn JH Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy, for which he won Best Performer at the AISD one-act play competition. He also appeared as Harold Hill in The Music Man at Corey Elementary Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy and was a member of the children’s ensemble in the Martin High performance of The Music Man. A big thanks to Mr. Fitzgerald (Gunn JH) and Mr. Rosales and Ms. Wands from Corey for their support and dedication.

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (6)MATTIE LILLIAN DAVIS (Tessie) is thrilled to be back doing another show at Theatre Arlington. Most recently, Mattie was seen in Sister Act, and she is a member of Theatre Arlington’s Comedy Club. Other DFW theater credits include Holiday Inn (Lila Dixon) at Stolen Shakespeare Guild, No Way to Treat a Lady (Sarah Stone) at Onstage in Bedford, which she also choreographed, The Cuban and the Redhead at Pegasus Theatre, Titanic at Uptown Players and Beehive (Principal Soloist) at Jubilee Theatre. Other choreography credits include Newsies (director/choreographer), Bring It On, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (director/choreographer) and Anything Goes.When Mattie is not onstage, she is a middle school theater teacher. Mattie holds a B.F.A. in theater with an emphasis in musical theater from TCU and is currently pursuing two masters’ degrees in education for clinical mental health counseling and school counseling also at TCU. Mattie is also a singer-songwriter and has music available on Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music. www.mattielilliandavis.com

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (7)CALEB DE LA TORRE (Tulsa) is excited to return to Theatre Arlington in the role of Tulsa! He recently graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting. Some of his most recent credits include Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Selridge in Biloxi Blues and Rene in Lydia. Caleb is grateful for the mercy given to him by God and the support of his friends, family and mentors.


DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (8)PRESLEY
DUYCK (Louise) is so excited to be making her Theatre Arlington debut! Presley most recently appeared as Sophie in Lyric Stage’s Mamma Mia! and as Nicola in the regional premiere of Kinky Boots at Uptown Players. She was also nominated for her portrayal of Natalie in Next to Normal at Music Theatre Denton. Other favorite credits in DFW include Elf (Jovie), Cabaret (Sally Bowles standby), Heathers (Heather McNamara) and The Little Mermaid (Ariel). Presley attended Pepperdine University for acting and is about to receive her bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music. Presley is also a singer-songwriter/recording artist that can be found on all streaming platforms. All her thanks to this cast/team, her family and friends and her life-changing teachers/mentors. Proud DYA Alum. Always for Chloe. @presley.duyck

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (9)TILDA GRACE (Dainty June) is excited to be making her Theatre Arlington debut in Gypsy! Some of her recent credits include Amy in Little Women, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Wednesday in The Addams Family, and featured dancer/contortionist in Dallas Theatre Center’s The Odyssey. As well as working in film and stage acting Tilda is a trained contortionist, hand balancer and aerialist and has performed circus professionally for over 5 years. She would like to thank her family for all their love and support!

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (10)HANNAH HANSEN (Gail/Renee) is from Fairview, Texas, and is thrilled to be working with Theatre Arlington for the first time! She graduated in 2022 from Oklahoma City University with a B.F.A. in acting after completing a two-year conservatory program at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts NYC campus. Some of her favorite credits include Emily Arden in State Fair, Vivian in Wit, Claudia in Enron and Maria in The Sound of Music. She is a member of the Goode Time Carolers and the Starlite Girls. She thanks her parents for their continued support of her career in the arts!

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (11)BRIAN HATHAWAY (Herbie) is very happy to be making his Theatre Arlington debut. He was most recently seen as Dametas in Head Over Heels at Uptown Players. He has previously appeared in local productions at Dallas Children’s Theater, WaterTower Theatre, Lyric Stage, Theatre Three and The Table Co\Lab, among others. Favorite past roles include Professor Bhaer in Little Women, Leo Bloom in The Producers, Bela Zangler in Crazy for You and Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone. Brian is also an occasional voice actor for Funimation/Crunchyroll. He would like to send all his love and thanks to Elisa for her constant support.

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (12)ERIC HELSEL (Weber/Bourgeron-Cochon) is returning to Theatre Arlington. He has appeared in The Miracle on 34th Street, A Few Good Men and The Best Little whor*house in Texas. Eric enjoys being a father to his two children and would like to thank his wife, J’vette for her support and for introducing him to the theater.

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (13)JUSTICE HELSEL (Newsboy) is a seventh grader at Bailey Jr. High. He loves playing sports and learning to play percussion. He is happy to be back at Theatre Arlington after making his TA debut in The Miracle on 34th Street in 2018. Justice played Young Van Cliburn in Van Cliburn: An American Hero at Bass Performance Hall in 2019. Justice would like to thank Steve Morris and the TA staff for casting him in the show.

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (14)TENLEY HEUGATTER (Baby June) is excited to make her Theatre Arlington debut. Her favorite roles include Winnie Foster in Tuck Everlasting and Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden, both at Artisan Center Theater. Other credits are Young Mary Hatch/ Janie Bailey in Theatre Coppell’s It’s a Wonderful Life, Marta von Trapp in Mainstage Classic Theatre’s The Sound of Music, and singing “Tomorrow” from Annie in Upright Theatre’s All Together Now. She enjoys singing with friends and dancing at Miss Persis Studio. Thanks to the Gypsy cast and crew, friends and family for their support, and Kristin Chenoweth and Sutton Foster for inspiration.

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (15)AUDREY LEE (Dolores) is excited to make her Theatre Arlington debut with Gypsy. Some of her latest credits include Lina Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain and Sandra Bloom in Big Fish. She is currently a student at Texas Christian University earning a degree in theater with an emphasis in musical theater. Audrey would like to thank God for her passion for performing, Theatre Arlington, especially Vonda, for this opportunity and her friends and family for their endless support. She hopes you enjoy the show!

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (16)JUDE LAINE LEWIS (Agnes) is overjoyed to be back at Theatre Arlington! You may have seen them last at TA as Schwarzy in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Other favorite credits include Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank at Plaza Theatre Company and Winnie in Tuck Everlasting at Casa Mañana (music directed as well by the amazing Vonda K. Bowling!) Jude would like to thank all the cast and crew for their hard work, Steven D. Morris for being an amazing director and a great friend and their mother for always supporting them in everything they do. “Enjoy the show!”

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (17)NAHIARA ZOE LOPEZ (Baby Louise) is so excited to be part of a Theatre Arlington production, especially because it is her first. She was recently in Gunn Junior High’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher as Molly. She was also in Corey Academy’s production of Music Man. She is so grateful for all the people supporting, loving and caring for her!

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (18)FINN MCGUFFIN (Newsboy) is a 6th grader at Gunn Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy in Arlington ISD. This is his first Theatre Arlington production, but he has done several performances through the great fine arts programs at his school. In addition to his growing love of theater, he plays for the Texas Lightning Soccer Club. He is a voracious reader and lover of video games.

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (19)TANNER MOBLEY (Yonkers) is excited to experience his first professional theater show here at Theatre Arlington. He is currently a third-year B.F.A. performance major at the University of Texas Arlington, where he most recently performed as Harry Cooper in Night of the Living Dead. Tanner is also an award-winning filmmaker who recently released a short film that is a spin-off of classic spaghetti westerns titled Il Magnifico E L’eccezionale. You can view the short film by searching the title on YouTube. Tanner is beyond excited and hopeful for the future of his career.

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (20)ANDREW NICOLAS (Mr.Goldstone/Cigar) is beyond excited to be back at Theatre Arlington, and get a chance to work with these remarkably talented individuals. Andrew is a current student in the BFA acting program at TCU (Go Frogs). Andrew’s most recent credits include The Gravedigger in Kodachrome (Circle Theatre), Schuppanzigh in Black Comedy (Theatre Arlington), ensemble member and the understudy for Bill in Mamma Mia (Lyric Stage), Vinnie in The Odd Couple (WaterTower Theatre), Priest in Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Dallas), Stanford Adams in Bright Star (Firehouse Theater) and The Great Lonely Roamer in Polar Bear (Echo Theater). Andrew would like to thankthe entire creative team for taking a chance on him, and for allowing him to play a part in bringing this wonderful show to life. He would like to thank God, as well as his mom for being there every step of the way. Andrew would like to dedicate his performance to his dad.

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (21)ZACHARY NUEVA (Angie) is thrilled and eager to have their first show at Theatre Arlington and glad to have this opportunity to perform on their stage and make new friends. Hopefully this won’t be his only production and will be able to be in many more shows in the future!

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (22)SAMANTHA PADILLA (Miss Mazeppa/Miss Cratchitt) is thrilled to make her Theatre Arlington debut! She was most recently seen in the ensemble of Theatre Three’s Young Frankenstein, Lyric Stage’s Mamma Mia as Rosie, in the ensemble of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at MainStage and GPAC’s production of In the Heights as Daniela. Some other favorite roles include Paulette/Legally Blonde, Melpomene/ Xanadu, Magenta/The Rocky Horror Show and Linda/The Wedding Singer. She would like to thank her friends and family for their encouragement and support!

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (23)GARY PAYNE (Pop/Pastey) is very happy to be back at Theatre Arlington for this wonderful show, with this great creative team and cast, having previously appeared in TA productions of Urinetown (Old Man Strong), The Boys Next Door (Arnold Wiggins – COLUMN Award), Dearly Departed (Junior Turpin) and many others. Most recently Gary appeared as Jacob Marley (and other characters) in A Christmas Carol, Mr. Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank, Bank Chairman (and other characters) in Mary Poppins, Mr. Hardcastle in One for the Pot and Isidor Straus in Titanic – all at Plaza Theatre Company. He is represented by Core Talent – http://www.coretalent.biz/Talent/Gary-Payne/.

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (24)ACE RAINEY (Newsboy) is thrilled to be back on the Theatre Arlington stage! He recently played Young Charlie in Kinky Boots with Uptown Players. He has been seen in many productions at Theatre Arlington and Texas Music Theatre Company. Ace lives in Fort Worth and attends 6th grade at Trinity Valley School. He has a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo and loves playing the piano. Ace would like to thank Steve for this amazing opportunity. He would also like to thank his mom for driving him to rehearsals, his voice teacher, Daniel, for pushing him out of his comfort zone and to his friends for always coming out to support him.

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (25)ALLY RAMSEY (Marjorie May) is making her Theatre Arlington debut, and she could not be more grateful for the opportunity. Ally is currently a sophom*ore at Texas Christian University where she is pursuing a B.F.A. in musical theater. Some of Ally’s favorite DFW credits include Matilda (Casa Mañana), Annie (Casa Mañana), Carrie the Musical (Casa Mañana) and Sweet Charity (Theatre TCU). She would like to thank her mom, her dad and Hannah for their constant love and support in all that she does. @theallyramsey

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (26)BRANDY RAPER (Rose) is thrilled to be making her Theatre Arlington debut in one of her dream roles! Previous credits include Rose (u/s)/Ensemble in Gypsy, Diana in Next to Normal and Paulette in Legally Blonde the Musical. She graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with a B.A. in theater and has since enjoyed choreographing, directing and teaching musical theater for young people. Thank you to her incredible husband Jake and three boys Royce, Hayes and Nash for all of their love and support. She would also like to thank you, the audience, for supporting local theatre!

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (27)GONZO RAPER (Gigolo) is all a twitter to be making his acting debut here at Theatre Arlington. He is a one-year-old blue and gold macaw who enjoys flying around the house, taking showers, riding around on his mom’s shoulder, eating walnuts, making lots of noise and meeting new people. His favorite things to say are “Hello!”, “Oh hiiiii!” and when he wants to be picked up, “Step up!” He would like to thank his family for their love and care and his new flock of friends at Theatre Arlington for giving his acting dreams a chance to take flight. Enjoy the show!

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (28)BRADFORD REILLY (Uncle Jocko/Phil) is ecstatic to make his Theatre Arlington debut (and his second show since moving from Indiana!) Gypsy was one of the first live musicals Bradford saw in his youth and has been close to his heart for a long time. DFW credits include Big Fish at Firehouse Theatre. Indianapolis favorites: Sherlock Holmes, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and many more. Bradford is so excited to share this story with you and sends a special thank you to Randy, Russet and Meow Yin for all their love and support!

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (29)HANNAH SLIGAR (Thelma) is thrilled to be returning to musical theater after a long hiatus studying engineering and managing projects. She would love for you to come see her in Theatre Arlington’s Comedy Club series. Some of her early performances were on this stage in Annie Get Your Gun, Bridge to Terabithia and Aladdin, and in Lamar HS productions such as You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Hannah thanks Steve Morris for fostering her love of the arts for over a decade, her partner Hughes, friends and family. She hopes to make her dad laugh in heaven. Instagram: @hannahsligar

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (30)TRINITY TOBIN (Balloon Girl) is excited to be back on stage at Theatre Arlington. She was previously seen in James and the Giant Peach Jr. as Spider, along with her past marching show, “Sit Down Stand Up” with the James Martin Warrior Band. She would like to thank her color guard director, Josh Moore, for teaching her confidence.

DDDFW-LIVE-TA-Website-1 - (31)JALEN XAVIER (Farm Boy) is excited to make his Theatre Arlington debut! He is a TCU sophom*ore majoring in musical theater. His most recent credits are How the Other Half Loves (Frank Foster) and he was seen as a featured background vocalist for Josh Groban’s National Harmony Tour. Jalen would like to thank God and his family for this opportunity!

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