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MEET THE CAST

ALLAN MCFARLANE is thrilled to be a part of Art Factory’s production of CHAMPAGNE & SHOWTUNES. The current resident of Houston Texas, hails from San Diego, CA. Allan's previous Art Factory credits include Cogsworth in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Danny Maguire in XANADU, Dametas in HEAD OVER HEELS, Policeman in SWEENEY TODD, Larry in COMPANY, and Tom Buchanan in GATSBY. Other credits include Collins in RENT, Kerchak in TARZAN, Sweaty Eddie in SISTER ACT, Macbeth in Shakespeare’s MACBETH, Petruchio in Shakespeare’s TAMING OF THE SHREW, and Don the John in Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. When not performing, Allan spends his time as a dedicated family man, teacher, and a Personal Trainer/Nutritionist. Allan would like to thank his son Axal for his support; as well as the Directors, cast, and crew for an enjoyable experience.


 

AMBER COSSETTE  is absolutely thrilled to be involved in her second production with Art Factory and her third production in the Houston area. Amber made her Art Factory debut in their most recent production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Silly Girl #3 / Napkin / Wolf) in December. Before making her way to Art Factory, Amber performed in GREASE (Sandy) with Moore Vision Entertainment. Amber is grateful to feel so warmly welcomed into the Houston theater scene from her recent move across the country from Boston, MA; the transition was a big one for her and her family. Back in Boston, Amber has had the privilege to play some of her favorite roles in THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL (Wednesday) with the River's Edge Arts Alliance, GREASE (Sandy) with ActorSingers and MISS SAIGON (Kim). When Amber is not in the theater, she can be found teaching sixth grade reading, coaching the middle school soccer team, competing with Jurassic Gymnastics as a satellite team member, or at her local dance studio; rarely at home. Amber feels incredibly lucky to have the support of her amazing husband Connor (who truly does it all!), her family, and her Houston friends. Without their love and support to follow her passion in theater, she would not be in the joyful place that she is today. Amber would also like to thank the whole Art Factory family for welcoming her with open arms.


 

CHASE CALLAHAN is so excited to return for his eighth Art Factory production. You might have seen him in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Leroy), TUCK EVERLASTING (Jesse Tuck), ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Brad Majors), FUNNY GIRL (Eddie Ryan), HEATHERS (Ram Sweeney), and GREASE (Vince Fontaine). Other credits include BONNIE AND CLYDE (Clyde Barrow), NEXT TO NORMAL (Gabe), HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (J. Pierrepont Finch), and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT (Cookie McGee) [Tommy Tune Nomination: Best Supporting Actor]. Chase would like to thank the entire cast and crew for their hard work on this amazing show. He would also like to thank Colton, Luke, and Jane for letting him get back on the stage after a three year break. It has been an absolute pleasure watching the show come together and he can not wait for everyone to see all of the hard work that has been put in by the cast. Enjoy the show!


 

CHRISTINE MOMPOINT is so proud to be a part of Art Factory’s CHAMPAGNE & SHOWTUNES anniversary celebration. Mompoint made Art Factory her home during her debut performance IT’S BRITNEY B*TCH (Featured Vocalist). Mompoint has also performed in HOLD ME CLOSER BY CANDLELIGHT (Featured Vocalist) and DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Enchantress/ Silly Girl #2/ Napkin/ Belle Understudy). During AF’s production of XANADU, Mompoint had an excellent time serving patrons at the bar and running the box office. She continued this role during DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, while performing all of her roles, and assisted Artistic Director Colton Berry as a Production Assistant. This year, Mompoint has officially joined the Art Factory team as the Company Manager and is excited to continue working with the team to develop new shows and community programs. Outside of Art Factory, Mompoint is a member of the Houston Show Choir where she has performed at Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo, Jones Hall, Sugarland Town Square, Cynthia Woodlands Mitchell Pavilion, and Smart Financial Center (Barry Manilow One Last Time Tour).  She also operates her own non-profit corporation titled “The Houston Higher Education Student Coalition” where she helps young adults find resources to enter college, trade school, or the workforce. 


 

COLTON BERRY is an East Coast native, but has called Houston home for over a decade. He has been working professionally in theatre since childhood and has since performed in hundreds of plays and musicals. As a vocalist, Colton appeared in SHOWTIME! AT THE APOLLO, toured France with the FRENCH-AMERICAN GOSPEL MUSIC WORKSHOP EXCHANGE, sang alongside Thelma Houston and The Temptations, and was a Top 24 Finalist in the Seventh Season of AMERICAN IDOL. In Houston, he has been seen on many stages including performances with TUTS and The Music Box Theatre. In addition to performing, Colton is an accomplished producer and director and is the Founding Artistic Director of Art Factory Houston. Art Factory credits include BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Beast), XANADU (Sonny Malone), IT'S BRITNEY, B*TCH! (Britney), SWEENEY TODD (Anthony), CABARET (Emcee), COMPANY (Robert), MONSTER (Lady Gaga), GATSBY (Nick), PIPPIN (Pippin), [TITLE OF SHOW] (Hunter), URINETOWN (Bobby Strong), THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Jamie), WIZARD OF OZ (Lion), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Frank’N’Furter), GREASE (Doody/Teen Angel), TUCK EVERLASTING (Miles Tuck), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Hedwig), MURDER BALLAD (Tom), FUNNY GIRL (Nick Arnstein), HEATHERS (J.D.), THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (William Barfeé), THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Quasimodo), A NEW BRAIN (Gordon), BROOKLYN (Taylor), JEKYLL & HYDE (Jekyll/Hyde), SWEET CHARITY (Oscar), REEFER MADNESS (Ralph/Jesus), LITTLE SHOW OF HORRORS (Seymour), and SPRING AWAKENING (Moritz). Other favorite credits include JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Judas), TRIASSIC PARQ (Mime-o-saurus), THE WEDDING SINGER (Robbie), CHICAGO (Mary Sunshine), THE WILD PARTY (Burrs), AIDA (Radames), BIG RIVER (Huckleberry Finn), and BAT BOY (Bat Boy). @colberry


 

CRYSTYL SWANSON is a Houston native, but moved every year as she was growing up, seeing three different high schools in four years. She cut her chops in church, and given her passion for the stage, started working professionally in commercials, print work and musical theatre.  She also was a finalist in the Miss Texas and Miss Tennessee pageants, where she went on to win overall preliminary talent.  After receiving her Bachelor of Music from Oklahoma City University where she studied with the world renown Florence Birdwell (RIP), Crystyl continued to pursue her passion for theatre. Crystyl appeared in the Broadway production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Chorus) which featured Donny Osmond in the Chicago Theatre and in the off-Broadway production of the world premiere of THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE (Miss Willow).  Some of her favorite credits include COMPANY (Sarah), AIDA (Amneris), BAT BOY (Meredith), DISENCHANTED (Jasmine & Belle), GATSBY (The Green Light), NINE (Luisa Contini), THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Audrey), RENT (Maureen), CABARET (Texas), WORKING (Waitress & Hooker) and XANADU (Melpomene/Medusa).  @cricket428


 

DAVID MARTINEZ would like to raise a toast to you and the new year. He welcomes and hopes you enjoy this evening at the factory. Select previous theatre credits include SWEENY TODD (Tobias Ragg), CABARET (Bobby),THE NORMAL HEART (Felix Turner), THE BOOK CLUB (Will), TUCK EVERLASTING  (featured Ensemble/Dancer), JASPER IN DEADLAND (Paperboy/Brutus/others), MAMMA MIA (Sky), THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW  (Phantom), CABARET ( Max, Herman and sailors) THE WIZARD OF OZ (Ensemble/Swing), STUDENT BODY (Malcom), SPRING AWAKENING (Earnst/Dance Captain), MACBETH (Witch#2), THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Phantom/Swing: Frank + Riff/Dance Captain), 1984 (Anti Sex League #1/Guard), AMERICAN IDIOT (Chase Peacock), THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST (Delmount Williams), The VAGINA MONOLOGUES (ASM), 12 ANGRY JURORS (Juror #5), MAMMA MIA (Pepper), The RISE AND THE RISE OF DANIEL ROCKET (Jeffery), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Featured Ballet Dancer and Ensemble), THE SHAPE OF THINGS (ASM), Audio Recording of original works of Alone With a Phone by Nidal Wadi, The Game of Love by Hanna Cook and The Mad Galley of Neptune by Andi Roberts. David has participated in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival as a five year nominee and semi finalist for the Irene Ryan scholarship. When David isn’t dancing about, he enjoys a good script and a bowl of popcorn.@davysgram 


 

ERIN ROSE DOYLE is a 17 year old Houston, Texas native and has been performing since she was 4. She is very excited to be returning to the Art Factory after her run in New York City Center’s production of PARADE (Mary Phagan), directed by Michael Arden. She is even more thrilled to return to the city to make her Broadway debut in PARADE (Mary Phagan) at the Bernard B Jacobs Theater in late February/early March!! Her favorite Art Factory credits include THE HOUSTON PROFESSIONAL PREMIERE OF TUCK EVERLASTING (Winnie Foster) and THE SOUTHWEST PROFESSIONAL PREMIERE OF JASPER IN DEADLAND (ensemble/dance captain). Her favorite productions from performing at her high school are BRIGHT STAR STUDENT EDITION (Margo Crawford), HEAD OVER HEELS STUDENT EDITION (Philoclea) where Erin won Best Actress at Texas Thespians, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Clopin Trouillefou) where Erin was nominated for the Tommy Tune Award for Best Supporting Performer, and MARY POPPINS (Mary Poppins). Erin would like to thank the entire staff of Art Factory for this wonderful opportunity, her mom and sister for their constant support, and God for blessing her with everything in her life. Erin would like to dedicate every performance to her father who passed away in 2014.


 

FAITH TAYLOR is thrilled to be performing again with Art Factory! Previously she appeared in FUNNY GIRL, TUCK EVERLASTING, NINE and THE WIZARD OF OZ. Originally from Salt Lake City, Faith has performed in plays and musicals throughout Utah, West Virginia and Texas. Faith holds a BA in Theatre Studies from the University of Utah and an MFA in Theatre from the University of Houston. 


 

IVANNA MARTINEZ is so happy to be a part of the Art Factory’s anniversary event!  During the day, Ivanna works providing behavioral therapy to children with autism. By night, she gets to do what she loves most—Theater, which has been a part of her life for nearly 15 years. Notable credits include BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Belle), RENT (Mimi), GREASE (Rizzo), SWEENEY TODD (Johanna), CHICAGO (Roxie), World Premiere of GATSBY (Myrtle Wilson), While Childhood Slept (Ruth), SWEENEY TODD (Mrs. Lovett), ROCKY HORROR (Columbia), COMPANY (Marta), DROWSY CHAPERONE (Kitty/Choreographer), and LEGALLY BLONDE (Brooke Wyndham). Entering her sixth season at the factory, she thanks Directors Colton and Luke for taking a chance on a young, naïve- not yet 18 year old. She welcomes you to sit back and enjoy the show.


 

JULIA NOBLE is a proud Savannah, GA native and a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. She is so honored and excited to be celebrating Art Factory in its 7th year and can’t wait to share what’s in store for 2023! Most recently seen in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Babette), favorite AF credits include GATSBY The World Premiere Musical (Daisy Buchanan), URINETOWN (Little Sally), NINE (Necrophorus / Claudia), GREASE (Patty Simcox), THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Olive), DISENCHANTED! (Rapunzel), MURDER BALLAD (Sara U/S), and the EaDo Playhouse productions of LIZZIE (Alice Russel) and REEFER MADNESS (Mary Lane). Other Art Factory credits include: XANADU (Erato), HEAD OVER HEELS (Ensemble), A NEW BRAIN [2018] (Waitress / Nancy D.) [2022] (Rhoda), CABARET (Helga), COMPANY (Susan), MISS FIGGY PUDDING’S HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA (Carol), PIPPIN (Ens.), WIZARD OF OZ (Aunt Em / Glinda), ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Eddie / Dr. Scott), JASPER IN DEADLAND (Hel), TUCK EVERLASTING (Betsy Foster), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Puppenkiste), I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE (Woman 1), FUNNY GIRL (Mrs. Strakosh), HEATHERS (Coach Ripper / Ens.), THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Ens.), and the EaDo Playhouse productions of BROOKLYN (Female Narrator), JEKYLL AND HYDE (Nellie / General Glossop), and SWEET CHARITY (Rosie) - as well as over 15 AF concerts! Select previous credits include THE FANTASTICKS (Luisa), SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL (Gertrude McFuzz), INTO THE WOODS (Little Red), THE OUTSIDERS (Cherry Valence), THE DIARY OF ADAM AND EVE (Eve), LES MISERABLES (Factory Girl), A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD (Mother Frog), WEST SIDE STORY (Clarice), THE SOUND OF MUSIC, CHILDREN OF EDEN, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, and THE GRAPES OF WRATH. Julia would like to sincerely thank the AF Company, Crew and Creative Team for their dedication to presenting some of the most stunning theatre in the city and for continually re-imagining and re-defining what that looks like! She would also like to thank her English Bulldog, Hattie Pearl, for being the best friend a girl could ever ask for. Follow her on IG: @jewelpop to see her biennial posts.


 

LAMONE BROOKS is glad to have recently discovered Art Factory last year; being seen on the Art Factory stage in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Bookseller / Maruice Understudy), IT’S BRITNEY, B*TCH (Featured Singer), and XANADU ( Young Danny/Ensemble). A graduate of Trinity University, Lamonte works as an artificial intelligence developer when not pursuing acting.

 

LAURA HASTINGS RENFROE is thrilled to be back on the Art Factory stage helping to launch their upcoming season! Originally from Jackson, MS, Laura has been a proud Houstonian for almost a decade! She has been singing since the age of two, when she also recorded her first album of children’s songs, but it was a limited release for family only. She made her stage debut at age 3 and has been performing for audiences ever since!  Laura is a vocal performance/theatre graduate of Millsaps College and was a member of New Stage Theatre’s Professional Actor Training Program. She has proudly worked with many theatre companies across the southeast including New Stage Theatre, Carey Dinner Theatre, Mill Mountain Theatre, Orlando Repertory Theatre, and Stageworks Theatre here in Houston.  Laura made her Art Factory debut in the world premiere of GATSBY (Mrs. Michaelis). Other Art Factory credits include COMPANY (Joanne), CABARET (Fritzie/Fraulein Kost), SWEENEY TODD (Ensemble), HEAD OVER HEELS (Gynecia), and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Madame). Other favorite credits include THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Drowsy), BEEHIVE (Laura), NUNSENSE (Sr. Amnesia), SPELLING BEE (Rona Lisa Peretti), 1776 (Martha Jefferson), ROCKY HORROR (Janet), FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS (Georgeanne), NOISES OFF (Poppy), DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER (Suzette), and ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE… (Mother). When not on stage, Laura works as Brand Coordinator for This Saves Lives (www.thissaveslives.com), a delicious snack food company that gives back to help end child hunger. Special thanks to Gill, J & L, her family, and her amazing friends for all their love and support. IG: @ladylalabeth
 

LEANNA ELKINS is a former IT Project Manager now living in Houston as a full-time musician. From 2009 to 2013, she served as the vocalist of Tulsa-based Irish folk band Kilkenny Road. From 2014 to 2017 she performed as a member of Oklahoma State's University Singers and the Spirit of OSU Jazz Choir while earning her Bachelor's in Management Information Systems. In Houston, Leanna has been seen in the Houston Symphony Chorus, The Woodlands Chorale, Kirkwood Music Services Summer Sing-Thru shows CHILDREN OF EDEN and PARADE, & ArtFactory's GATSBY, COMPANY, and CABARET. Leanna has also played ukulele for over 10 years and was recently accepted into Enya Music’s Rising Up Artist Program. You can find more of her vocals + ukulele shredding (okay, strumming) on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube under the username @yesleanna. Leanna is excited to be back with good friends at ArtFactory once again for today’s performance!

 

LUKE J. HAMILTON is the Founding Executive Director of Art Factory. Behind the scenes, he also is the Director for many productions at Art Factory, as well as the Resident Choreographer. Luke has appeared across many Houston stages at the Alley Theatre, TUTS, Houston Grand Opera, Masquerade Theatre, The House of Blues, The Landing Theatre Company, Stages Repertory Theatre, and several other local theaters. Recent artFACTORY selected credits include BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Gaston), XANADU (Terpsichore and others), HEAD OVER HEELS (Musidorous), A NEW BRAIN (Roger), SWEENEY TODD (Beadle Bamford), CABARET (Cliff Bradshaw), COMPANY (Peter), MONSTER, GATSBY (Gatsby), PIPPIN (Director / Choreographer), [title of show] (Jeff), URINETOWN (Hot Blades Harry), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Rocky), GREASE (Eugene / Director), JASPER IN DEADLAND (Loki), TUCK EVERLASTING (Hugo), I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT NOW CHANGE, MURDER BALLAD, HEATHERS (Kurt Kelly), THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Leaf Coneybear), THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Clopin), JEKYLL AND HYDE (Simon Stride), REEFER MADNESS (Jimmy Harper), and SPRING AWAKENING (Hanschen). Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) credits include ALL SHOOK UP (Featured Soloist / Dancer), OLIVER (Assistant Choreographer / Featured Dancer), A CHRISTMAS STORY, and THE MUSIC MAN. Alley Theatre Credits include four years of their annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Apparition / The Ghost of Christmas Future), HUCK FINN (Tom Sawyer), and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Other favorite credits include TRIASSIC PARQ (Velociraptor of Innocence), NEXT FALL (Luke), OKLAHOMA (Will Parker), THE FANTASTICKS (Matt), GUYS AND DOLLS (Sky Masterson), TARZAN (Tarzan), DOGFIGHT (Boland), METAMORPHOSES, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Simon Zealotes), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Dentist), and THE WILD PARTY (Jackie). Luke attended the BFA Musical Theatre program at Texas State University. He received extensive musical theatre and dance training at the Houston International Ballet Academy, the Tribble School, the Royal Academy for Performing Arts, the Humphrey’s School of Musical Theatre, and he trained privately in dance, voice, and acting for over twelve years. Luke is thrilled to see Art Factory entering its 7th Season, and could not be more proud of the growth this company has made and all of the wonderful, talented, and passionate people involved. Follow him on IG: @lukejhamilton


 

MACKENSEY DOYLE is ecstatic to be returning to Art Factory to celebrate the past few years of beautiful theatre. Native Houstonian, Doyle is currently at Oklahoma State University studying theatre as well as American Sign Language. No stranger to the Art Factory stage, You may have seen her in JASPER IN DEADLAND (Living Dead) or perhaps in the Houston Professional premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING  (Winnie Foster). Doyle is an award winning actor, director, and choreographer who has performed in shows all over Houston as well as Stillwater, Oklahoma. Some non Art Factory credits include THE CRUCIBLE (Susanna Walcott, u/s Mary Warren and Betty Parris), THE WEDDING SINGER(ensemble, u/s Linda), and THE PRODUCERS (choreographer, ensemble). Doyle would like to thank her mom and sister for everything and would like to thank the Art Factory team for letting her come and sing a little ditty for everyone. Go pokes!


 

NICOLE ERCAN is excited to be a part of Art Factory’s 2023 Season Announcement Celebration.  Nicole has participated in shows with AF since 2019 debuting with NINE as part of the ensemble.  Since then, she has participated in a number of showcases, JASPER IN DEADLAND, COMPANY (April), SWEENEY TODD (Beggar Woman), and A NEW BRAIN (Mimi).  Although Nicole is no longer in the Houston area, she never misses the opportunity to participate and perform with her family at AF Houston!

 

 

 

NONIE HILLARD is a Texas native and happy San Antonio transplant. She graduated from the Visual and Dramatic Arts program at Rice University in 2019 and has for the most part remained in Houston ever since. Favorite acting credits include Rice Theatre Program's JULIUS CAESAR (Cassius) and PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE (Germaine) and Art Factory's XANADU (Calliope) and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Lumiere). She is beyond grateful for the factory family and so excited for everything in store!

 

OLIVIA CLAYTON is thrilled to relive old memories and make new ones in this upcoming season! She's been a Houston local since 1999, minus a brief stint in Michigan to get her BFA in Music Theatre. Some of her favorite roles were in BASH : LATTER DAY PLAYS (Woman) at Central Michigan University, THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Alice Beineke) with HITS Theatre, Mistress Quickly with Shakespeare in the Shade, and the regional premiere of HEAD OVER HEELS (Pamela) at Art Factory Houston. Olivia sends her love and thanks to Mom, Dad, & Dr. Amanda Pabyan for their continued love and support. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram @olivebranched and on YouTube under Olivia Clayton.

 

 

PARI ZANGARA is excited to be in Art Factory’s Champagne and Showtunes! Originally from Portales, New Mexico, she has called Houston home for the last two and a half years. Pari’s favorite role thus far has been Kira in XANADU. Other previous roles include HEAD OVER HEELS (Philoclea), NEW BRAIN(Waitress/Nancy D.), SISTER ACT (Sister Mary Robert), NEWSIES (Specs/Katherine cover), COMPANY(Vocal Minority), GATSBY (Ensemble), TARZAN (Mother), FOOTLOOSE (Urleen), THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON- MARIGOLDS (Tillie Hunsdorfer), and ALMOST, MAINE (Hope). Pari would like to thank her friends and family for their continued support, both in person and in heart, thanks to Sara and Spark Talent Agency, and special thanks to her husband, Joshua. 


 

ROBYN TROUP is a Houston-born singer, songwriter, and visual artist, who splits her time working between her hometown and Los Angeles. After graduating high school, Robyn went on to study music at the University of Southern California, where she was a contestant on Season 6 of American Idol. She was then the winner of the 2007 My Grammy Moment, performing with Justin Timberlake and T.I. at the 49th Grammy Awards. Following those performances, Robyn worked with Emblem Music Group and Arista on projects with Rob Thomas, Carlos Santana, and Nas, appearing on The Ellen Show, Jimmy Kimmel, The George Lopez Show and Dancing With the Stars. She has had several major label projects including Beverly Kills (WBR), Cadillacs In Space (Interscope), and, presently, Robyn The Bank (Riptide). Recently, she attended Musikmakarna Songwriting Academy in Sweden, later releasing her newest EP, Feel My Vibe. Robyn has appeared in several Art Factory concerts and productions, including BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Mrs. Potts), HOLD ME CLOSER (Featured Soloist), HEAD OVER HEELS (Mopsa), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Usherette), FUNNY GIRL, JASPER IN DEADLAND (Ammut) and THE WIZARD OF OZ (Almira Gulch / Wicked Witch of the West). She is currently focused on songwriting and collaborations, as Robyn The Bank and with her latest project, Yung Kobra, as well as licensing her work, which can be heard on shows such as Basketball Wives, Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club, Hulu’s Shrill, and ads for Covergirl, Qualcomm, and fashion brand boohoo. Robyn continues to run her style blog robynhoodscloset.com and IG:  Robynthebank.

 

SAM LANK is thrilled to be taking part in CHAMPAGNE AND SHOWTUNES with Art Factory. Lank has previously appeared in Art Factory’s productions of  BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Monsieur D'Arque) HOLD ME CLOSER (Featured Soloist), XANADU (Euterpe) , IT'S BRITNEY, B*TCH (Featured Soloist) and HEAD OVER HEELS (Vocal Ensemble) and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Vocal Ensemble). Other credits include ANNIE (Lily St. Regis/Grace understudy), GYPSY (Agnes/Tessie Tura understudy), WHITE CHRISTMAS (Betty Haynes), and premiering choral pieces by Dan Forrest at Carnegie Hall. They are a current member of the Houston Symphony Chorus. They would like to thank their partner Ethan for always supporting them whole-heartedly as well as their friends and family for their encouragement and love. They would also like to thank the cast and creative team of CHAMPAGNE AND SHOWTUNES for the time and effort they put into making this show look and sound beautiful.

 

 

SHONNE SINGER is so excited to be back on the Art Factory stage! She was recently seen in IT’S BRITNEY, B*TCH (Featured Singer) and XANADU (Ensemble) . Singer is a playwright and director with a background in physical theatre and training from the National Theatre Institute. She is also a music and theatre teacher in Katy as well as an actor, sound designer, scenic painter, and director for various theatres in the Houston area. But no place comes close to Art Factory where she has acted and worked at since 2018! Favorite AF credits include: GATSBY (Catherine), GREASE (Rudy/Trudy/Judy), and ensemble roles in JASPER IN DEADLAND and ROCKY HORROR. Other favorite credits include: ANTIGONE (Chorus), ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (Queen Aggravain), SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL (Belle/Mrs. C/Ghost of Christmas Past) and PROOF (Catherine). Shonee would like to thank her AF family for their continued support, and her students for giving her reasons to keep going.


 

STEPHANIE WELDER is a  longtime lover of theatre. Stephanie joined the company of NINE in Art Factory’s 2019 season, after years of patronage as an audience member. Since then she has gone on to appear in other Art Factory productions JASPER IN DEADLAND, DIVAS, TUCK EVERLASTING, URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL (Ma Strong), THE WIZARD OF OZ, MONSTER: THE MUSIC OF LADY GAGA, COMPANY, and CABARET (Fraulein Schneider). She most recently appeared in the Galveston’s Island ETC production of A TWISTED CHRISTMAS CAROL (Darlene Johnson). Stephanie is thrilled to return to the Art Factory stage to help remember some of our favorite moments from shows past, as well as celebrate the upcoming season.


 

VICTORIA RITCHIE (née Riley) is beyond thrilled to be returning to the Art Factory stage. She was last seen as Leading Player in the AFonline production of PIPPIN. Previous live Art Factory credits include GREASE (Marty), JASPER IN DEADLAND (Eurydice), HEATHERS (Veronica), DISENCHANTED! (Snow White), The 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Logainne), The HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Ensemble), A NEW BRAIN (Lisa), BROOKLYN (Brooklyn), LIZZIE (Emma), JEKYLL AND HYDE (Lucy), SWEET CHARITY (Charity), REEFER MADNESS (Lecturer), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Audrey II), and SPRING AWAKENING (Ilse). Victoria currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where she attends Brooklyn College. She recently received a BFA in Creative Writing with a focus in playwriting, and was awarded the Ottillie Grebanier Drama Award for her play, SINKERS. She is now currently in pursuit of her second bachelor's degree, a BA in Classics with a focus in classical languages. Victoria would like to acknowledge her cat, Ramona, for not running away while many power ballads were belted at her in preparation for this evening’s celebration. She would also like to send love and gratitude to the Art Factory creative team. Happy anniversary, AF!

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