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Leadership

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Andie Rennie

Director

Andie Rennie (she/her) will be making her directorial debut at the Diamondhead School of Fine Arts with this production of Cinderella Waltz. This will be her third production with DSFA. She is currently serving as the president of the DSFA’s Theatre Guild. Andie has worn many different hats in theatre for the past 15 years and is passionate about theatre education. She currently works in the mental health field with adolescents. She hopes to one day combine her love for theatre and her love for helping people through drama therapy.

She has directed productions such as Dog Sees God and Fat Pig. She has performed in productions of Savage in Limbo, Reentry, Paganini, Scapino, Cinderella Waltz (Mrs. Snow in 2011) and Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts). She would like to thank her family for their constant love, support and encouragement. She would also like to thank the cast and crew for joining her on this whimsical, daring, crazy ride that is Cinderella Waltz

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Gail Trahan

Assistant Director

Gail retired from teaching English and Theatre in June 2020.  At St. Patrick High School, she produced and directed numerous productions including the musicals Once Upon a Mattress, Curtains, Sister Act, Disco Inferno, Footloose, Hercules, and The Addams Family. Gail is a fitness professional and teaches aqua fitness classes in Diamondhead.  

 

She is currently the Theatre Program Director for Diamondhead School of Fine Arts and has directed several shows there, including the dramatic production of the Nutcracker, which incorporated ballet numbers from the dance department; Toy Camp, a children’s musical;  the mystery Murder’s in the Heir, and The Elevator Family.  She performed at Bay St. Louis Little Theatre in The Beverly Hillbillies as Mrs. Drysdale. Gail was Assistant Director for Talking With and Director for The Odd Couple, Female Version at Theatre in the Pass. Gail approaches every production as a learning experience. 

Cast

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MacKenzie Spaur 

Rosey Snow

MacKenzie is a freshman at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. MacKenzie has portrayed many different roles including Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, Maui in Moana Jr., Cindy Lou in The Marvelous Wonderettes, the Evil Stepmother in Cinderella, Wendy Jo in Footloose, and Skadaas in Pandora and the Sickle Moon. She student-directed Much Ado About Murder. MacKenzie is a theatre major and plans to continue her theatre career in the future.

Joseph Kelly

Mr. Snow

Joe, an Estate and Trust attorney in Bay St. Louis, lives in Pass Christian. He previously appeared in the Odd Couple, Female Version (Jesús) and The Elevator

Family (Mr. Brown).

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Elizabeth Wallace

Mrs. Snow

Elizabeth “Betty from Boston” Wallace has been living on the Gulf Coast since 2019. She has been involved in theatre for what seems forever since her son Alex was a child. He is now almost 40 and a founding member of the Nola Project theatre troupe in New Orleans. She had not been on the stage since she dabbled in local community theatre in Massachusetts in the 80s, until DSFA off ered her the role of a hotel guest in The Elevator Family last fall. Thank you for helping her get her feet wet and getting back on the stage. It has been so much fun! Enjoy the show.

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Amelie Necaise 

Goneril

Amelie is a senior at Hancock High School. She has played many roles such as Wednesday in The Addams Family, Moana in Moana Jr., Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes, Ethel in Footloose, Lord Pinkerton in Cinderella, Stage Manager for Sleepy Hollow and many more. She enjoys spending time with her friends, listening to music, fishing, and shopping! Her passion is music and she plans to attend college and major in Music Education.

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Regan Pucheu

Regan

Reagan, a senior at Hancock High school, lives in Diamondhead and enjoys sleeping and spending time with family and friends. She plans to pursue a career in chemical engineering. Reagan is excited about her first production with Diamondhead School of Fine Arts.

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Landon Brignac

Prince Alf

Landon, a senior at Hancock High School, will be portraying the Prince in his first production with The Diamondhead School of Fine Arts. He has previously voiced characters such as Mal Beineke (Addams Family), Willard (Footloose), Ichabod Crane (Sleepy Hollow), and Malcolm Larraby (Much Ado About Murder). He is looking forward to participating in future productions with Diamondhead School of Fine Arts.

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Abigail Palmer

Troll

Abigail has been in theater since her freshman year. She has acted in six productions, including The Addams Family Musical, Cinderella, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Pandora and the Sickle Moon, Footloose Junior, and Much Ado About Murder, where she worked as stage manager. She is a senior at Hancock High School, where she is president of the drama program. This is her first year with Diamondhead School of Fine Arts. Off stage, she likes spending time outdoors, swimming, painting, drawing, baking, and reading.

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Bryson Soffra

Zed

Bryson will be performing in his fifth show, the first that is not a musical. Passionate about theatre and eager to learn more, he plans to continue performing throughout his upcoming senior year. He performed as Ren in Footloose, Jean-Michel in Cinderella, and Brom Bones in Sleepy Hollow.

In college he plans to work toward a minor in music and wants to continue singing, participating in choir and in productions. He has experience in choreography and directing and is currently a counselor at WINGS Performing Arts Center, assisting with Findong Nemo, Jr.

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Jennifer Peterson

Mother Magee

This is Jennifer’s first show with DSFA. Jennifer moved to Mississippi in 2021 and this will mark her debut performance in the MS theatre scene. While living in Minnesota, she played the role of Mary Sunshine in Chicago, Hazel Hunt in Radio Gals, and Marion the Librarian in Music Man. When she is not on stage, Jennifer

enjoys singing and playing saxophone and piano. A big thank you goes to my family for being so supportive.

Crew

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Paige Ladner

Technical Director + Stage Manager

Paige has been with Diamondhead School of Fine Arts since 2021. She has been in six productions and helped co-direct many of them.  She was Clara in the production of The Nutcracker and Snow White in Snow White, and Cool Cat in Toy Camp 2022. She co-directed Snow White and Toy Camp 2023, and was assistant director for Toy Camp 2022, The Nutcracker, and Murder’s in the Heir. Paige was a lighting technician for Sylvia with Theatre in the Pass.  She attends Pass Christian High School where she has been a member of the dance team for five years and in show choir for three years.

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Leah Vollenweider

Sound Designer

Leah has been with Diamondhead School of Fine Arts since 2022. She has been in seven productions and helped in the tech department in many of them.  She was the Nutcracker in the production The Nutcracker and Lois in Murder’s in the Heir. Leah was in the  MAPS Moana as part of the ensemble.  She worked with tech in Snow White and Toy Camp 2023. She was the Jack-in-the-Box in Toy Camp 2022. Leah was sound technician for The Elevator Family. She attends Our Lady Academy in Bay St. Louis and is entering her freshman year of high school. At school, she is on the Student Council and the varsity basketball team.

Lasha Craig

Set Design, Costume Design + Asst. Sound Technician

Lasha loves the arts. She does ceramics and clay throwing, and she loves to draw. Lasha cross-stitched the sampler for The Elevator Family and drew out the set artwork.  In addition, she is learning to work sound (Elevator Family).

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Elise Maxwell

Lighting Designer

Elise Maxwell embarked on her theater journey with DSFA's inaugural production, The Lost Ending. Since then, her passion has extended beyond character development to include stage management and teaching. Previous roles include Jordan Starkweather in Murder's in the Heir, The Evil Queen in Snow White and dual characters in The Nutcracker (Mickey and The Mouse King). She was the lighting technician for Elevator Family. With her sights set on Broadway, Elise continues to build her theater repertoire.

Tyler Edwards

Asst. Lighting Technician

Paige has been with Diamondhead School of Fine Arts since 2021. She has been in six productions and helped co-direct many of them.  She was Clara in the production of The Nutcracker and Snow White in Snow White, and Cool Cat in Toy Camp 2022. She co-directed Snow White and Toy Camp 2023, and was assistant director for Toy Camp 2022, The Nutcracker, and Murder’s in the Heir. Paige was a lighting technician for Sylvia with Theatre in the Pass.  She attends Pass Christian High School where she has been a member of the dance team for five years and in show choir for three years.

Jasmine

Props Master + Stage Crew

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