2019-2020 Demi-Characters

 Rhonda Floyd Photography

Jonathan Bowie, Demi Character, is in his 3rd year as a demi character, but in his 6th year overall with BAHBT. He has performed in Cinderella, Swan Lake, and as Don Quixote in Don Quixote. In 2018, he performed as the Baron in The Nutcracker. He is proud to perform next to his children, Jonah, Berit and Evangeline Bowie, as well as his wife, Kendra. Jonathan works for NASA and has a Bachelor’s of Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University.

 

Kendra Bowie, Demi-Character, is excited to be in her second season performing with BAHBT. She began dancing at a young age but now her delight is in her watching her three children, Evangeline, Berit, and Jonah learn to love dance as well! She has enjoyed participating in The Nutcracker with her husband, Jonathan, and her children. She especially enjoyed her role as Effie's Mother in La Sylphide. Kendra has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and enjoys teaching English as a second language, volunteering at church, and homeschooling their three children.

 

Michael Allen Brown, Demi Character, is thrilled to perform with Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre. He’s endeavored into exciting scenes of Dracula, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Parisian Nights, et.al., concurrent with production and transport of the Ballet. He is proud to accompany and experience the limelight with his daughter Taylor – a once in lifetime opportunity. Mr. Brown is president of a corporation focused on high-tech satellite navigation and positioning systems deployed worldwide. Amongst his guitars/music, performing offers balance and serves as “the ultimate escape from reality”.

  

Angie Campbell, Demi Character, is in her 9th season with BAHBT. Recent productions include Rona (Spelling Bee with JET-PAC), Raising the Barre, The Nutcracker, Bye Bye Birdie, Dracula, Seussical, Hairspray, Oliver!, and Fiddler on the Roof. A graduate of Texas A&M, with a Master’s from UHCL, she and her husband have 3 boys, Trace, Carson, and Ian, who all perform and keep her super busy. She forever thanks Mrs. Lynette, her BAHBT family, and her parents for their constant love. 

Wendy Cole, Demi Character, is in her 7th season with BAHBT performing in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Take Time to Dance and Thoroughly Modern Millie. She began her training with Tidewater Ballet Association under the direction of Gene Hammett and Susan Borree. She studied on Ford Foundation Scholarship at the School of American Ballet with Suki Schorer, Stanley Williams and Alexandra Danilova and was offered a full scholarship at the Pennsylvania Ballet. She danced with the Boston Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Chapel Hill Dance Theater, Duke University Dance and Whirlwind Jazz Dance Company.

 

Larry Fleming, Demi Character, has been a part of the BAHBT acting team for the past 13 years participating in The Nutcracker as the Butler and Drosselmeyer. Larry has performed in community theater for the past 12 years and has performed in numerous roles with BAHBT including Cinderella, Dracula, Coppélia, Edward Scissorhands, and as Harry McAfee in Bye, Bye, Birdie, the Mayor of Whoville in Seussical, Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray, Bert Healy in Annie, and the Coach in High School Musical. Dr. Larry has a veterinary degree from the University of Illinois and works full time as a local veterinarian.

 

Stacie Bynum-Heath, Demi Character, performed in The Nutcracker as a child and young adult and has now returned to perform with her two children, Colton and Hannah Heath. In total, this will be her 17th year in The Nutcracker. Stacie earned her doctorate in pharmacy from University of Houston in 2002.

 

Sheryl Knight, Demi Character, started with BAHBT in 1997. She had no acting experience, yet worked up the courage to audition for The Nutcracker as the “Old Aunt.” Sheryl has also performed as “Mother Ginger”. After taking a break, Sheryl is returning to the stage. Sheryl is a Volunteer Fire Fighter with the Kemah Fire Department, and Senior Bank Manager and Vice President with Amegy Bank. Performing has always been a DREAM. Follow your DREAMS, believe in yourself and don’t give up!!!

 

Margaret Lagrone, Demi Character, is in her 15th season with BAHBT having performed in The Nutcracker, Dracula, Edward Scissorhands, Coppélia and the musical productions of Grease, Annie, Hairspray, Seussical, Thourouhly Modern Mille and a musical production of He Loves Me, She Loves Me Not. For many years she directed a training/competition team for girls entering High School. "Thank you BAHBT for many good memories." 

  

Darrick McCally, Demi Character, feels privileged to perform in 40+ productions including: The Nutcracker (Rat King, Uncle, Mother Ginger Legs), Annie (FDR), Willie Wonka (Grandpa George), Grease (Adult Eugene) Peter Pan (Nana), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II), Wizard of Oz, Hairspray, Scissorhands, Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, Thorouhly Modern Millie, Seussical and Swan Lake. Favorite directors at BAHBT, Feijóo Ballet, & RAFA include: Lynette Mason-Gregg, Kevin Cahoon, Jamison Stern, Natalie Zundel, Luis Fuente, and Travis Coombs.

 

Phoebe McCourt, Demi Character, has been a BAHBT volunteer for 7 years, and is on the Leadership Team. This year, she is Chair for The Nutcracker. She is in her 3rd season performing for BAHBT, enjoying roles in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Dracula. Phoebe earned her Journalism degree from Texas A&M, is a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, and is a member of National Charity League. She spends time volunteering and being with family. She is the wife of Brian, and proud mom to Piper and Posie. 

Travis Merrill, Demi Character, is in his 3rd season as Demi Character. Past BAHBT performances include Dracula and 4 productions of The Nutcracker. He also volunteers with BAHBT’s production crew. Travis is a Senior Police Officer and Commercial Helicopter Pilot for the Houston Police Department. Travis is the proud father of Madison and is honored to share the stage with her and the rest of the incredibly talented BAHBT Family.

 

Kristy Myers, Demi Character, is in her 3rd year of performing as a party lady in BAHBT’s annual production of The Nutcracker. She considers herself as a lifelong student of dance, with her favorites being ballet and tap. Kristy also teaches 6th grade science at Rick Schneider Middle School in Pasadena.

 

Lauren Peplinski, Demi Character, first performed with BAHBT in 2002 and is excited to continue this tradition. She has also performed with Baton Rouge Little Theatre, Playmakers, and Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. Lauren is pursuing her degree in Occupational Therapy at UHCL. She enjoys sharing the stage with her youngest sister, Kate, and volunteering backstage alongside her mother, Julie. She would like to thank her family and BAHBT for their support.  

 

Tiffany Shaw, Demi Character, is honored to perform alongside this talented group of Demi-Characters in another season with BAHBT. She has previously enjoyed performing in BAHBT productions of The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Dracula. She is a graduate of the University of Houston – Clear Lake and holds a B.S. in Psychology and a M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She looks forward to making many memories performing alongside her daughter Sophia Shaw.

 

Jennifer Stillman, Demi Character, has performed with BAHBT since 2014. She has performed in The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Swan Lake, and Dracula. Jennifer is a Texas A&M graduate and is currently a CPA with DRDA, PLLC. She enjoys reading and taking adult ballet lessons. Jennifer is thankful to be part of the BAHBT family with her husband Scott.   

 

Scott Stillman, Demi Character, has performed with BAHBT since 2014. He has performed in The Nutcracker, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Dracula, and Don Quixote. Scott is a Certified Financial Planner with 19 years helping families solve problems, protect themselves, and realize their dreams. Scott enjoys sailing, geocaching, reading, solar carving, and travel. Scott is thankful to be part of the BAHBT family with his wife Jennifer.    

 

Julie Trumble, Demi Character, is returning for her 7th season with BAHBT. Performance credits include The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Dracula. As a child, she danced in The Nutcracker with the Dallas Ballet (Rat and Party Girl) and she performed in numerous productions at Alvin Community College (1983-1990). She graduated from UT Austin (BA ’92, MLIS ’94) and is a medical librarian at UTMB. She is the proud mother of Rebecca and Catherine.

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