Gone are the days when Casey could play the “young handsome lover” rolls. Although he’s not sure those days ever existed. Casey joined MAT in 2006 and has participated in several shows as an actor, director, and all around techie. This season Casey has stepped into a new role as the Production Manager. He was most recently seen in the title role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He is married to the “most beautiful most talented woman” he’s ever met and they have six talented children He has been working on the challenging yet rewarding role of Grandpa to his 1 year old granddaughter!
Samantha French as Pauline
Sam French’s acting debut was as Aunt March in a Havre High production of Little Women, and she’s remained in character as an old crone ever since. She minored in theater at Carroll College, where she discovered her love for improv, the very lowest form of performance art. In 2017 she moved to the U.K. to earn her Master’s degree in Art History (she hates money) from University of Bristol. She loves playing simple minded Pauline because she hardly needs to act for this role at all! Sam would like to thank Audrey for being a wonderful director, her parents for letting Sam live in their house, her gentleman companion, Robert English, for being real and not from Canada, and the Devil for inventing rock n roll music and big ol’ butts.
Martin Holt as Harry Dangle
Richard Williamson as Alan Dangle
Jamie Lynn Chambers as Dolly
Jamie Lynn Chambers started with MAT in Jesus Christ Superstar in 2016 and has been hooked since. She has participated in eight shows with MAT including Sweeney Todd, The Exonerated, and Horror Movie 101. Her favorites roles are Sister Mary Lazarus in Sister Act and the Goose in Charlotte’s Web. Jamie was most recently seen in I am (not) My Mother.
Donte’ Simpkins as Lloyd Boateng
Donte’ makes his theatre debut in One Man, Two Guvnors as Lloyd. He is a freshman at MSU Northern and is on the football team. Donte’ says that acting with MAT has been fun so far and he is looking forward to showtime.
Dr. Grant Olson as Francis
Dr. Grant Olson started with MAT in 1996 and has been a part of many MAT productions as a director, actor, and in tech. He is currently the Artistic Director for the company. He received his Masters degree in Text and Performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art / King’s College London and his PhD in Drama from Kingston University London in 2015. Grant was most recently seen in The 39 Steps and The Glass Menagerie.
Rachel Hutchison as Rachel Crabbe
Rachel is a 10-year MAT veteran and has been both on stage and behind the scenes as a director, stage manager, light technician and operator, musical director, and playwright. She was most recently seen as Captain Hook in the Christmas Panto, Peter Pan. Her favorite roles include Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web, Roxie in Chicago, and in the title role in Mary Poppins. Rachel is grateful for such a vibrant community of artists to play with!
Patrick Ulano as Stanley Stubbers
Patrick has returned to the stage after a few years away. He started with MAT back in December of 2010 as Creon in Antigone, and has enjoyed working on stage, in the booth, and directing. He was most recently seen as Miss Smee in the christmas Panto, Peter Pan and his favorite roles have been Creon, Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, and Barry in the Boys Next Door. He is glad to get a chance to act with his wife the talented Rachel Hutchison in this and the next show.
Wakefield Guyant as Gareth
Jordan Lamphier as Alfie
Jordan Lamphier has been guilty of Thespianism for a decade and plans to continue this socially acceptable form of debauchery. He is honored to be part of MAT, and has lent his talent to two 24-Hour Play Festivals, worked backstage for A Steady Rain, The Great American Trailer Park Musical as a musician for Little Shop Of Horrors and Havre Public School’s production of The Little Mermaid. By dumb luck he has been cast as an actor in God Sees Dog It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play, and most recently type cast as Victor in Cabaret. He would like to blame his family for getting him into this beautiful mess. Jordan owes a great deal of gratitude to Jay Pyette, Grant Olson, Rachel Hutchison, and Audrey Barger for cultivating this passion.
Mary Beth Blankenship
MaryBeth Blankenship has been involved with MAT off and on for the last 10 years. She’s played large roles and small and enjoyed each and every one. Her favorite roles include Mrs. Daldry in In The Next Room or the Vibrator Play, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, and was most recently on stage as Andromeda in the world debut of The Vorbit Incident. MaryBeth loves our little community theater and all those active members that make each show so successful.
Megan moved to Havre in September from Grand Rapids, Michigan when she accepted a job at the Montana DNRC as a Water Resource Specialist. She recently joined MAT in late 2019 as an actor. Her favorite and most recent role was the Commander in Office Space presented at the MAT 24-Hour Play Festival. She would like to thank her parents for their overwhelming support in everything she does.
Mindy has been involved in many MAT productions throughout the years. She was most recently seen in Cabaret as Emcee which is her favorite. Mindy loves being part of this cast. the people in the cast have worked really hard and she is honored to share the stage with them. She says “It’s been a lot of laughs on and off the stage. “
Donna – Angela L Murri
Tanya – Rachel Hutchison
Rosie – Bonnie Ortner
Sophie – Julea Robbins
Ali – Hannah Bricker
Lisa – Rory Beth Everingham
Sky – TBA
Pepper – Clayton Twombly
Eddie – Anthony Borowiecki
Harry – Jay Pyette
Sam – Casey Pratt
Bill – Patrick Ulano
Chorus: Amanda Knutson, Sabriel Combs, Michelene Edwards, Jamie Chambers, Adam Ketchum, Angela Messinger, Deanne Stevenson Backstage/Tech crew: Angela Twombly, Marie Jund, Isaac Golhahn, Erin Virts
Charlie ‘Charlie the Duck’ Clench- Casey Pratt
Pauline Clench- Samantha French
Harry Dangle- Martin Holt
Alan Dangle- Richard Williamson
Dolly- Jamie Lynn Chambers
Lloyd Boateng- Donte’ Simpkins
Francis- Dr. Grant Olson
Rachel Crabbe- Rachel Hutchison
Stanley Stubbers- Patrick Ulano
Gareth, et al- Wakefield Guyant
Alfie- Jordan Lamphier Additional Roles: Megan Blauwkamp, Mindy Smith-Langel, MaryBeth Blankenship, Dolan Tuss
Live music provided by Steeds: Matt Springer, Robert Jerry Bergren, Jr., Dane MaCrae, A.J. Rucinsky, Zach Paulus
Director: Audrey Barger
Assistant Director and Dramaturg: Dr. Valerie Guyant
Deputy Stage Manager and Costume Designer: Crysta Robinson
Assistant Stage Manager: Gryphon Guyant
Set Design: Julea Robbins
Set Construction: Casey Pratt, Jay Pyette,Theatre 105 Class
Scenic Painting: Julea Robbins, Angela Pratt, Robin Thompson, Brooke Kline
Costumes and Props: Angela Pratt
Special Effects Makeup: Dani Eldridge
Choreography: Lindsay Lorang
Lighting Design: Dr. Grant Olson
Light Board Operator: Morgaine Evans-Lomayevsa Sound Engineer and Sound Board Operation: Chancin Solomon