MEET THE ACTORS
Monty Stevens: Mr Potter/Misc. Roles
Monty has been active in our theatre community since the 70's. He has done shows with CBC, Player;s Theatre, RLOC, MCMT, two local movies and dozens of radio/television commercials. From singing to sword fighting to comedies to heart wrenching dramas, Monty enjoys imparting every emotion possible to the audience and using their reactions as fuel to power his performances. Yes, he's using you...but in a good way! His goal is to make you believe, if even for the duration of the show, that he is whoever or whatever he's portraying on stage, Every show is a test and the audience will hand out the grades. Enjoy!
Katrina Carlson: Zuzu Bailey/Foley Artist
Since her move to the Tri Cities in 2000, Katrina has happily performed regularly with Columbia Basin College CBC), Mid-Columbia Musical Theater (MCMT) and The Richland Players. Some roles at CBC include Mamma Mia, Donna; Becky's New Car, Becky; Legally Blonde, Paulette; The Sound of Music, Maria; Little Shop of Horrors, Ronette; Suds: The Rocking 60’s Musical, Dee Dee; Beehive, Cast Member; Funny Money, Jean; The Crucible, Elizabeth Proctor. Some roles at The Richland Players are Rabbit Hole, Becca; The Rainmaker, Lizzie; Dinner with Friends, Karen; The Games Afoot, Madge; Night Must Fall, Olivia; The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Lala. Some roles with MCMT include Man of La Mancha, Aldonza; Evita, Title Role; Mame, Agnes Gooch; Peter Pan, Mrs. Darling; The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Title Role; Chicago, Liz; Cinderella, Fairy Godmother; Into the Woods, Cinderella’s Stepmother.
Karen Walley: Pianist/Announcer
Karen Walley is a native of Richland who has been involved in the local arts community for many years. Her past contributions include performing as an ensemble member in MCMT’s The Addams Family, rehearsal pianist for MCMT’s West Side Story, and Music Director for Richland Players’ Once Upon a Mattress. She played the part of Princess Puffer in MCMT’s production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood as well as part of the chorus for Mid-Columbia MasterSinger’s production of Trouble in Tahiti.
Terrence Knox: Clarence
Terry's a Richland boy, born and bred. He went to WSU and Portland State, and then to the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in Los Angeles.
He worked professionally onstage and in film and television for 37 years.
Jose Ferrer directed him in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami.
He played Dr. Peter White on NBC's "St. Elsewhere" and Sgt. Zeke Anderson on "Tour Of Duty" for CBS. And some noteworthy killers and cops.
He's performed in the Richland Players' productions of Ordinary People, Frost/Nixon, And The Winner Is... and Nightwatch.
And Becky's New Car for CBC's Summer Showcase last year.
Scott Whitemarsh: Harry Bailey/Uncle Billy/Misc. Roles
Scott is thrilled to be a part of Theatre...Not a Dying Art's inaugural production. His previous roles include Bert in Mary Poppins, Archdeacon Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dan in Next to Normal, Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls and Franz in Sunday in the Park with George. For his day job, Scott is a chiropractor in Richland. His most important job is as husband to his supportive wife, Kindra, and as father to his four kids.
Megan Johnson: Mary Hatch Bailey
Megan is thrilled to be a part of T-NADA’s debut performance! Past roles include Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Mother in Ragtime, The Witch in Into the Woods, Megan in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)[Revised], Fantine in Les Miserable, Eve/Mother in Children of Eden, and Elizabeth I in Mary Stuart. As director, she helmed productions of West Side Story, The First Nowell, and Hanford High School’s upcoming Peter and the Starcatcher, as well as music directed The Drowsy Chaperone, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and The Fantasticks. Megan is so appreciative of her wonderful family, Shane, Hank and Kate. Their continued love and support makes her feel like the ‘richest woman in Kennewick’!
Michael Stephen Thomas: George Bailey
Michael was born and raised in the Tri-Cities and has been frequently seen on stage in the area. You may have seen him at the Richland Players in such plays as Of Mice and Men, The 39 Steps , Same Time Next Year, Frost Nixon, and And the Winner Is, among others. He also played in Drinking Habits, a dinner theatre and CBC's last year's summer showcase of Becky's New Car. Michael is thrilled beyond measure to be taking part in the production of It's a Wonderful Life as George Bailey, a role that strikes home in so many hearts throughout the holiday season.
Lorinda Ferland: Ma Bailey/Misc. Roles
Lorinda took up acting in Oakland, California when she retired and continued with the Richland Players when she landed in the Tri-Cities three years ago. You may have seen her as Martha in The Game's Afoot, Lillian in I Hate Hamlet and Helga the maid in Night Watch. I'm SO happy to be working with the amazing, talented and fun people of T...NADA in bringing It's a Wonderful Life to the stage!!