|Stage and Music Direction:
||Brad D. Fowler
|- Show Dates and Times -|
|Friday, September 11th - School Performances Only|
|Saturday, September 12th at 7:00pm|
|Sunday, September 13th at 2:00pm|
While preparing for his first day of teaching, Tom is unwittingly pulled into the class
television set after using a strange remote left by the mysterious custodian. Once in TV land Tom meets up with
various characters before arriving at the School House Rock channel. School House Rocky, Interplanet Janet, Hero Zero
and many other of the SHR characters lead Tom through an array of songs in an attempt to teach him that learning isn't
only about books. Will Tom finally get the message? Will he get back to the real world in time to teach his class?
Will he also have to take Perdue's three furlough days??
Join us for School House Rock 2009 and find out. A fresh take on the production with 18 of the best songs from
part one and part two of the series.
The principal cast members are as follows:
|Tom the Teacher:
Montell Newton |
Montell is an AP honors student who will be a sophomore in 2009-10 school year.
His talents include singing, acting, modeling, writing, dancing and public speaking. He has trained in
school chorus for vocals and keyboard training with 'Whole Note' Music. He has hosted school events/programs,
performed voiceovers in commercials and acted in a number of local plays. He's cast in a 3:16 Productions
short play entitled Devil Shoes. Montell is a dedicated Christian and isn't afraid to say how grateful
he is for continuous blessings. This is his first time working with Camelot Theatres and he is psyched to
have been cast in this stage production of SHR, one of our family's favorite learning tools!
|School House Rocky:
Derrick Keator |
Derrick Keator is in the 12th grade at Spalding High School.
Derrick's previous productions include Back To The 80s (Lionel Astley), Best Little Whorehouse in Texas(Aggie),
Once Upon A Mattress (knight), Narnia (Fenris Ulf), Willy Wonka Jr.
(Grandpa George). He's the brother of Meagan & Rodi Keator. Derrick is also an amateur film maker.
Josh Stephens |
Josh Stephens is a junior at Skipstone Academy and an honors student.
He has been in performances such as Back To The 80s, School House Rock for 2 years, School House Rock Too,
Willy Wonka Jr., The Wizard of Oz, Alexander, The Nutcracker, It's a Wonderful Life, Aladin and church performances.
He has been singing and acting his whole life, and he hopes to pursue this as a future career.
Lindsey Fowler |
Lindsey Fowler is eleven years old and in the sixth grade at Faith Christian Academy.
This is Lindsey’s seventh performance with Camelot Theatre. She was in Annie, Willie Wonka Jr, School House
Rock Too, and all three prior Camelot productions of School House Rock. She was also in FCA’s production of
The Grinch and Charlie Brown’s Christmas. She enjoys cheerleading, soccer, shopping, acting, piano, hanging out
with friends and swimming. She is the daughter of Brad and Colleen Fowler and has an older sister Whitley.
Emily Stephens |
Emily is the daughter of Renice Prestage Stephens. She is a recent graduate of
Spalding High School. She was a member of the Spalding High Advanced Chorus and Show Choir and participated
in the Spivey Hall's Children Choir for 4 years. She would like to continue her musical theater training
and pursue a career in nursing. She has been in many productions for Camelot, Main Street and Spalding
High School ~ The Wizard of Oz, Charlotte's Web, Godspell, School House Rock/3 years, School House Rock
Too, Camelot's Cabret, Willy Wonka Jr., Back to the 80's, Little Mary Sunshine, Narnia, the Musical,
Once Upon A Mattress, Clue, the Musical, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Oklahoma, Grease, & Thoroughly
Modern Millie. She is a member of Eagles Way Church.
Abby Stephens |
Abby is the daughter of Renice Prestage Stephens and Preston Stephens.
She is an honors student and junior at Spalding High School. She is a member of the Spalding High Show Choir
and Lady Jags Varsity Soccer Team. She also plays club soccer with Peachtree City Lazers.
She has been involved in many Camelot productions including Wizard of Oz, Charlotte's Web, Annie,School
House Rock/2 years, School House Rock Too, Willy Wonka Jr., & Back To The 80s. She loves working with
Camelot and is looking forward to participating in future performances. She is a member of Eagles Way Church.
Maddy Stephens |
Maddy is the daughter of Renice Prestage Stephens. She is a 6th grade honors
student at Rehobeth Road Middle School. She plays piano and guitar and has been a dance student at
Studio D for 8 years. She is a student of pointe, ballet, tap, jazz, modern & hip hop. She is also
involved in a weekly musical theater class. She has performed in many productions including, School House
Rock/2years, School House Rock Too, Willy Wonka Jr., Repunzul and The Ever After. She is a member of C.I.A.
youth at Eagles Way Church.
|Pearl / Bella:
Nikki Stone |
Nikki Stone is appearing in her fifth Camelot production,
having previously played parts in School House Rock Live! (2007), Willy Wonka Jr., School House Rock Too
and Back To The 80s. She also played Mama Bear in the Griffin High School Drama Department’s
Law and Disorder. Nikki was chosen to participate in the Spivey Hall Workshop and concert at Clayton
College and State University in 2007, and has taken two years of voice training and two years of
piano instruction. She won a Spalding County-wide poetry recitation contest 2005.
|Morticia the Goth Girl:
Ellie Cape |
Ellie is the daughter of David and Jeanie Cape of Griffin. She attends Pike Middle
School, where she is a cheerleader and honor student, and she is a member of Second Baptist Church.
Ellie's theatrical experience includes The Shoemaker and the Elves ("Curtains Up for Kids", 2005),
and the Camelot Theater productions of School House Rock (2006 & 2007), Camelot Cabaret (2007),
and School House Rock Too (2008). Ellie also played the role of Violet in Camelot's Willy Wonka Jr.(2008).
Emily Schimikowski |
Emily Schimikowski is 14 years old and is a freshman at Spalding High School.
She started music lessons with Dana Harrell when she was seven years old. She has performed with
Camelot Theatre for four years in plays such as School House Rock and Willy Wonka Jr.
Madison Smith |
Madison is 12 years old and is the daughter of Dan and Alicia Smith,
and the sister of Brannan and Matthew. She is in the 7th grade at Carver Rd. Middle School
where she is a cheerleader and a member of the chorus and Beta Club. Madison has been involved with
Camelot Theatre for three years and has loved every minute! This will be her fourth performance with the
company. She has also performed in several ballets with Studio D, including The Nutcracker.
She is a member of Crestview Baptist Church where she is involved with the youth group. Madison's hobbies
include reading, swimming and just loving life!
Caroline Smith |
Caroline is a 5th grader at Crescent Elementary. She enjoys singing, acting, and
playing softball. This is her third year doing School House Rock. She has also been in Willy Wonka Jr.
as well as church productions. She hopes to be in many more future shows! She would like to thank her mom,
dad and big brother for their love and support!
|Valerie / Hannah Montana:
Betsy Ballard |
Betsy is an 8th grader at Rehobeth Road Middle School, and is the daughter of
Bruce and Stacy Ballard. She attends First United Methodist Church, and is very active in the Youth program.
Betsy enjoys singing, acting, cheering, and playing tennis. She has been in many stage productions.
Past performances include School House Rock Too, Willy Wonka Jr., Charlotte's Web, It's A Wonderful Life, and Annie.
Lainey Ballard |
Lainey is a 6th grader at Rehobeth Road Middle School. She is the daughter of
Bruce and Stacy Ballard. Lainey attends First United Methodist Church. She enjoys playing soccer and hanging
out with her friends. Lainey's previous performances include Annie, School House Rock Too, Willy Wonka Jr., and Charlotte's Web.
|Franklin / Donald Trump:
Jared Sisson |
Jared Sisson is 12 years old and is a 7th grader at Carver Rd Middle School.
He is a member of band and chorus. Jared is on the school yearbook and newspaper staff. He is the son of
Eddy and Lynda Sisson and has one brother Luke. Jared is a member of Macedonia Baptist Church where he is
very involved in the youth ministry. He enjoys theater, swimming, snow skiing and computer technology as
well as photography. He has been in several performances with Camelot Theater such as Willy Wonka Jr.,
School House Rock Too and Back to the 80s. This is his fourth performance with Camelot.
|Mr. Morton / Rufus / Bill / Edward:
Hunter Dotson |
Hunter Dotson is a senior at Pike County High School.
He is a very talented actor and has the ability to easily make people laugh.
This is his first Scool House Rock performance. Prior to this he portrayed the geeky Feargal in
Back to the 80s. Besides working with Camelot he enjoys listening to music, playing guitar,
singing, drawing, and working with his film company KDKS. In this show Hunter is a Dude, playin' a Dude,
disguised as another Dude......he's a Dude who don't know what Dude he is lol.
Sarah Michel |
Sarah is a 10th grade honor student at Spalding High School.
She recently appeared in Camelot's production of Back to the 80s. Some of Sarah's hobbies include
swimming, photography, shopping, softball, hanging out with friends, spending time with her little sister,
niece and nephew. She would like to thank her family for all of their support.
Ashlyn Zook |
Ashlyn Zook is the 12 year old daughter of Philip and Missy Zook and is in the
7th grade at Paragon Academy. She enjoys reading, acting, dancing, and playing with her friends. She has
performed in several church and school plays including her role as Gabriel in Angels Aware.
Luke Sisson |
Luke Sisson is 10 years old and is the son of Eddy and Lynda Sisson. He has one
brother, Jared Sisson. He is a 5th grader at Moreland Road Elementary. Luke has performed in several
Children's musicals at Macedonia Baptist Church where is a member. This is his first performance with Camelot.
|Custodian / Tax Man Max:
Korey Echols |
Korey's bio is forthcoming.
The 'secondaries' have the very important role of illustrating the songs.
They are the ones who bring the songs to life for the audience.
The secondary cast members are as follows:
William Ballard |
William is a 3rd grader at Crescent Elementary, and attends First United Methodist
Church. He is the son of Bruce and Stacy Ballard, and the brother of Betsy, Lainey, and Miles. William
enjoys playing baseball, swimming, and playing outside. He was in last year's performance of Willy Wonka.
Abigail Chasteen |
Abigail Chasteen is the ten year old daughter of Clay and Jennifer Chasteen.
She is in fifth grade at Crescent Elementary. She enjoys writing, reading, sports, and
drawing. This is her first year in a Camelot production. She would like to thank her parents
and sister for supporting her and would love to be in future plays!
Hope Lovelady |
Hope Lovelady is a seventh grader at Rehoboth Rd. Middle School.
School House Rock will be her second Camelot Theatre performance. She was also in Back to the 80s
this past Spring. Hope also enjoys gymnastics and looks forward to many more fun times with Camelot.
Mary Ellen Cole |
Mary Ellen Cole is the twelve year old daughter of Hugh and Laura Cole.
She is in the 7th grade at Rehoboth Road Middle School where she is a member of the school chorus.
Her hobbies include Girl Scouts, reading, dancing, and singing. Mary Ellen has earned the Bronze
Award in Girl Scouts. She is in her 8th year of dance instruction which has included ballet,
tap, modern, and jazz. This is her first Camelot performance.
Elizabeth Jeanis |
Beth Is 12 years old, in eighth grade,and is homeschooled from Georgia Virtual
Academy. She loves swimming, dancing, drama and art. Beth has been in two school plays but this is her
first play with Camelot Theatre.
Lauren Patton |
Lauren Patton has spent two years under the instruction of
Ms. Lori Flanders and Miss Mary Beth at Studio D in Griffin for Tap/Ballet. After learning about
musicals in her Kindergarten class, Lauren has taken up a strong interest in performing. This is her
first non-school based perfomance.