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MESSAGE FROM THE PRODUCER Welcome to the Rome Little Theatre. You are about to witness a story and courtroom trial like no other. This show has turned out to be a huge success thanks to many hard working people. The actors have been a joy to work with. Kid's shows could not be successful without great parents. We were blessed to have so many wonderful and helpful parents, much thanks to you all. I must give a special thanks to Tina Brinson for her never ending love, support, and hard work. Many times, Tina was what kept me going. Last but not least, a huge thanks to my husband Wayne Jones for letting me take this journey with you. Now sit back, relax, and prepare to make your verdict in the 3 Little Pigs and The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf. Break a leg Anslee Abrams. Mimi loves you "more then this whole town and city!"
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MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR This is my eighth production to direct for RLT, and for the third straight year, Angela and I have spent the summer preparing actors for the first show of a new season. While last summer’s production, Oliver Twist, was most likely the darkest of these shows, this current production, The 3 Little Pigs/The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf, is probably the lightest, most fun production of the 8. Now let me qualify the word “fun”. What I mean is fun for the audience, because while there was certainly joy in preparing these actors for you, the process overall hasn’t been a great deal of “fun”. 20 percent of the actors you see were not initially cast in this show in these particular roles. The age range of the cast is from 4 to 18, with a wide range of experience; indeed, half of this cast is appearing in either their first or second RLT production. And each of the various age groups in this show presents their own unique challenges. Several people we had counted on to be a major part of this production have for various reasons had to drop out as recently as two weeks prior to today. Add to that the fact that we are not getting new seats prior to this show, and as of writing this I’m not even sure what condition the new concession area or the renovated bathroom will be in on Opening Night, or whether we will have a finished box office (not to mention the fact that our display window---long a tradition here---has been demolished)…well, as you can see, the stress hasn’t just been limited to the stage! But let’s turn our attention to the fun time you are about to have. We start with the traditional story of the 3 Little Pigs, which I have read to my granddaughter well over 100 times now! I have adapted it to add length, as well as fit it to what comes next…the play The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf. Seems the pigs have pressed charges against the wolf for damaging their property. But the crafty wolf is also countersuing for personal injury…namely his burned tail. A jury of their peers—in this case other fairy tale characters---sit in
deliberation, many with their own secrets to hide, while a “wise” judge presides over the hearing, with the help of his trusty clerk, who quite frequently employs “polysyllabic utterances”. The courtroom spectators are also filled with celebrities from fairytale land, and we have reporters from three distinct time periods---a newspaper reporter, a TV newscaster, and a Town Crier. These young actors have had a great deal of joy in developing these quirky characters, and you will not only find something in their performances to enjoy, no matter what your age, but there is a message to learn from this show as well. I won’t dwell on it here because I don’t want to spoil the ending. Directing a production takes large amounts of passion, organization, and energy. If any one of these is missing or diminished in any way, the other two suffer by proxy. My greatest challenge this summer has been maintaining the proper energy level to do justice to the cast, crew, and above all, the patrons. While reflecting upon the past 18 months-– directing now my third show; producing a variety show; performing in 6 shows (including the variety show I produced); experiencing the loss of my father, my father-in-law, and two very dear theatre friends; the swift and drastic change in my mother’s health and quality of life; doing my best to support two very close family members who have had to endure horrible personal experiences; and maintaining a business in a struggling economy---well, I guess that’s why I’ve been struggling with energy issues. Without the help and support of my wonderful wife Angela (who also happens to be the best children’s show producer I have ever worked with) as well as the support of my young cast, their families, and my fellow crew members, this show would not have made it to this night. There is still to me no greater thrill than Opening Night, and I am thankful to so many for yet one more opportunity to experience it. Finally, thank you for being here. You are the reason we exist, and whose support means the most. With so many other choices you have in this very busy area, we are honored and pleased that you chose to spend your time with us.
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Anslee Abrams Cat & the Fiddle
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Joy Christie Newscaster
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Emory Clavino Molly Finnegan Blind Mouse Mystery Guest
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Meredith Burton Graham Cargle Town Crier Judge Wise O. Al
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Anna Kate Graham Miss Muffetâ€™s Spider
Colbi Jackson Blind Mouse
Aggie Mayberry Alex McDermont Papa Bear Wallington Wellington Wolf III
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CAST Amedeus Pig ……………………………………….. Ian Kligora Marcellus Pig ………………………………….. Barton Sopata Bartholomew Pig …………………………………. Ryan Ward WW Wolf III …………………………….…… Alex McDermont Mother Pig/Mrs. Sprat ………………………..…Lizzy Morang Narrator/Clerk ……………………………………..Zac Mitchell Straw Man/Tom Tom the Piper's Son ………. Nash Williams Stick Peddler/Jill …………………………….……Gloria Murray Brick Peddler/Jack Sprat …………………….…… Gary Jones Judge Wise O. Al …………………..…….…… Graham Cargle Miss Muffet …………………………….………..Mallory Rogers Little Red Riding Hood ……………………………. Ava Herring Old King Cole …………………………….……… Alex Mitchell Jack …………………………….……………….. Isaac Brackett Mary Contrary …………………………….…… Phoebe Shane Little Bo Peep …………………………….……….. Ella Walker Humpty Dumpty…………………………….…… Katie Leonard Cinderella …………………………….………….. Julia Rutland Reporter …………………………….…………..Abbey Williams Newscaster…………………………….……………Joy Christie Town Crier…………………………….………..Meredith Burton Mystery Guest …………………………….……Molly Finnegan Papa Bear …………………………….…….…Aggie Mayberry Mama Bear …………………………….…..Audrey Williamson Baby Bear …………………………….………………. Liz Suffill Goldilocks …………………………….. Maggie Grace Brinson Rapunzel …………………………….…… Emmaline Ratledge Cat and the Fiddle …………………………….Anslee Abrams 3 Men in a Tub: Butcher …………………………….…………Sam Rutland Baker …………………………….……..Thomas Patterson Candlestick maker ………………….………Jon Caruvana Bailiff …………………………….……………. Carson Graham Mary had a Little Lamb …………………………….Jordan Poe Fairy …………………………….…………….…Mallory Waters Miss Muffet's Spider……………………….Anna Kate Graham Princess & the Pea …………………………..Carson Hamilton Three Blind Mice ……………………………. Haily Hernandez Emory Clavino Colbi Jackson
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PRODUCTION TEAM Assistant Director …………………………………Richard Marable Set Design …………………………………………… Wayne Jones Richard Marable Aaron Waters Costumes …………………………………………..Mandy Maloney Hair/Make up Design …………………..…………. Alisha Abrams Kendell Garner Hair/Make up Crew ………………………….…….. Pam Finnegan Madison Brinson Anna Barnett Stacy Waters Props ………………………………………………Richard Marable Michael Murray Light Board Operator …………………………………Kim Brackett Spotlight Operators ……………………..……….. Suzette Mitchell Roy Mitchell Backstage Crew ……………………………………… Rob Brinson Evan Brackett Jackson Williamson Tina Brinson Naomi Williams Photographer ……………………………………… Naomi Williams Graphic Designer …………………………………. Megan Keating Fundraiser/Publicity …………………………………. Tina Brinson Set Construction …………………………….……Richard Marable Aaron Waters Michael Murray House Manager ………………………………………Kevin Morang
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3 LITTLE PIGS & THE TRIAL OF THE BIG BAD WOLF BIOS Anslee Abrams (Cat and the Fiddle) Anslee is in kindergarten at Berry. This is her 5th production here at RLT. She also competes with Team Legacy All-Star cheerleaders. She loves being at the theatre whether she is in the show, helping up front or back stage with hair and makeup. Anslee would like to thank her mommy for doing her make-up, her daddy for helping with her baby sisters, Brylee and Kynlee, her MawMaw for taking her to practices sometimes and watching her sisters, and her MiMi and Grand-Daddy for putting on such a great show. She has really enjoyed getting to meet new friends and spend time with old friends. She hopes you enjoy the show because she's "Always wanted to do this!"
Maggie Grace Brinson (Goldilocks) Maggie Grace is a 2nd grade student at East Central Elementary School. She has appeared in Rome Little Theatre's productions of Broadway Spectacular 3, Peter Pan, Charlotte's Web, Broadway Spectacular 4, and Wizard of Oz. Maggie Grace is a dance student of The Dance Centre where she is a member of Synergy Dance Company and studies tap, jazz, ballet and hip hop. In her spare time, she likes to travel. She would like to thank her parents for always encouraging her, her big sister for helping her get ready for auditions, and the casting committee for giving her another opportunity to perform on RLT's stage.
Isaac Brackett (Jack) Isaac has appeared nine times onstage at the Desoto including Scrooge the Musical, Alice in Wonderland, Gypsy, Peter Pan, Oliver Twist and most recently as a tap dancing Jitterbug in Wizard of Oz. He has also performed in a number of R.O.M.E. shows. You rarely see Isaac without one of the many hats from his hat collection! He studies dance at the Dance Centre and plays soccer.
Meredith Burton (Town Crier) Meredith is in the 7th grade at Rome Middle School. She has enjoyed singing, dancing, and acting in various locations since she was a toddler. Currently, she plays the saxophone in the Rome Middle School Band and is in the Rome Middle School Grand Illusion show choir. Meredith had a role in last year's production of A Christmas Carol, and has been pleased to be a part of the RLT family ever since. She is the daughter of Chris and Suzanne
3 LITTLE PIGS & THE TRIAL OF THE BIG BAD WOLF BIOS Burton and attends Westminster Presbyterian Church. Special thanks to music and dance teachers Emily Threlkeld, Wade Williams, Joann Collier, Lacey Pinson, and Jennifer Godfrey for many years of encouragement.
and Papa for making sure she made it to rehearsals and supporting her. She would like to also thank her fellow cast and crew members for being so nice and fun to work with.
Graham Cargle (Judge Wise O. Al) Graham is a seventh grade student at Unity Christian School. He began performing at RLT in 2008. He went from saying one word in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe to winning a Roman Award for the best young actor of 2011 for his role in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Although acting is his passion, he also enjoys playing the piano and singing in church. Graham wishes to thank everyone for coming and invites you to sit back and "judge" the performance for yourself.
Molly Finnegan (Mystery Guest) Molly is excited to be a part of her fourth show at RLT. In her spare time, she likes to sing, play guitar, and write music. She is a freshman at Providence Preparatory Academy in Rome. She would like to thank Wayne and Angela for being such great directors and her cast mates for being such great friends!
Jon Caruvana, Jr. (Candlestick Maker) Junior is a home-schooled student in the fifth grade in Rome, Georgia. This is Junior’s second performance with Rome Little Theatre, and he is enjoying his experience participating in a children’s production. Junior loves using his imagination while exploring, building, and reading a good book. He is excited to be displaying his imagination through drama. Joy Christie (Newscaster) Joy is a tenth grade student at Model High School. This is Joy’s second RLT production. Joy’s first production appearance was as an Ozian woman in the 2013 RLT musical, The Wizard Of Oz. Joy also enjoys playing piano and guitar in her spare time. Joy has been in the drama class at school. Joy would like to thank the cast and crew for such a wonderful experience. Emory Clavino (Blind Mouse) Emory is proud to be playing the role of one of the three blind mice in this show. Emory is nine years old and attends Calhoun Elementary School. She is the daughter of Elliot and Amanda Clavino. This is Emory’s second performance with Rome Little Theatre. Her first was as a poppy in The Wizard of Oz. She has also been in several school and church shows, as well as a Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp performance. Emory enjoys acting, singing and playing the piano. She would like to thank her parents, siblings and Nana
Anna Kate Graham (Miss Muffet's Spider) Anna Kate is in Mrs. Abram’s fourth grade class at Pepperell Elementary School. Anna Kate has performed in RLT’s production of A Christmas Carol and The Wizard of Oz. She has enjoyed sharing stage with her big sister, Carson who was her original inspiration to audition for her first play. She also enjoys soccer and being with friends. She is very excited about this awesome show and hopes everyone enjoys it! Carson Graham (Bailiff) Carson is a seventh grader at Pepperell Middle School. This is her third performance with RLT, having also been a part of the cast of Oliver Twist and The Wizard of Oz. In addition to performing on stage, Carson plays soccer for the Dragons and is an avid viner. Carson has really enjoyed all the new people she’s met during this production, especially Cinderella and Mistress Mary. She has also had a great time working with Wayne and Angela again! Carson Hamilton (Princess & the Pea) Carson is a second grade student at Calhoun Primary School in Calhoun, Georgia. This is Carson's first theatrical performance with the Rome Little Theatre. She has appeared in several school musicals and plays, as well as regional and national commercials and print ads. Carson has taken ballet, jazz, and tap for two years at City Ballet. She also takes piano, voice and baton.
3 LITTLE PIGS & THE TRIAL OF THE BIG BAD WOLF BIOS Haily Hernandez (Blind Mouse) Haily is a home-schooled sixth grader. She lives in Stockbridge, GA with her family of six and her dog, Cali. This is Haily's first theatre performance but has been in a few fashion shows and is an extra in the movie "Lets Be Cops". Haily loves to perform and will hopefully be in more productions on stage and on screen in the future. She would like to thank her mom for all the driving; it is a long way from Stockbridge to Rome. She would also like to thank her dad for staying up late to welcome her home from rehearsals, and her brothers and sister for being supportive and last, but not least, her family dog, Cali. Ava Herring (Little Red Riding Hood) Ava is eight years old and attends third grade at Darlington School. The 3 Little Pigs and the Trial of the Big Bad Wolf is Ava's first time performing in a show. She has thoroughly enjoyed making friends with her cast members, working with Mr. & Mrs. Jones, and of course, being on stage
playing the part of Little Red Riding Hood. Ava's favorite activities include, acting, playing piano, singing, dancing, cheering and playing with friends. Ava is extremely honored to be a part of this play and excited about the upcoming show. She is very hopeful to, one day, further a career in acting. Colbi Jackson (Blind Mouse) Colbi is a fifth grade student at West End Elementary School in Rome, Georgia. This is Colbiâ€™s first theatre performance. Colbi is an honor student at West End while also participating in gymnastics, tumbling and pageantry. She is also an active member of West Rome Baptist Church and has recently started her own ministry for the homeless in Rome. Colbi would like to thank her parents for supporting her in her play and other activities. Angela Jones (Producer) Angela is thrilled once again to be producing for the world's best director, her husband. Although she has been involved with many shows over the years as a director, actor, produc-
3 LITTLE PIGS & THE TRIAL OF THE BIG BAD WOLF BIOS er, or hair and make up, she says this show has been one of the most challenging. Many actor absences due to it being summer, theatre construction, lots of new actors, and several personal issues have made this show definitely a show created out of love for kids and RLT. Speaking of kids, one of her favorite kids, granddaughter Anslee Abrams is playing the part of The Cat and the Fiddle. "Break a leg Ans!" Angela appreciates that RLT offers families the opportunity to work together and have fun doing it. She is grateful to have 2 of her daughters, Alisha Abrams and Kendell Garner helping with hair and make up for this show. Her other daughter Allison Garner can be seen flitting around as well doing whatever is needed. Now sit back and prepare for the sentencing. Guilty or innocent? You decide. Gary Allen Jones, III Brick Peddler/Jack Sprat) Gary is a sixth grade student at Saint Mary’s Catholic School. Gary plays guitar and writes his own songs and music. He has recorded and is working on releasing his first CD this year, which will be available on iTunes. Gary performed - singing and playing guitar- at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, in Helen for Oktoberfest,
at the Norcross 4th of July Celebration, at Cups and Mugs, AYF Grill and Mojitos Cuban Restaurant in Norcross. He performs annually at the Cave Spring Arts Festival. He recently played a paid gig at Harvest Moon. Gary has been on WUTC, 88.1 FM Radio Station in Chattanooga for an interview and to sing and play guitar. He also sang and played guitar at a wedding reception last Fall. He won the Sara Hightower Library Idol Competition and the East Central Elementary’s Got Talent Competition. Gary is a straight A honor roll student. He is a soccer player, runs cross-country and plays basketball for Saint Mary’s Middle School team. Gary was a shepherd in Arrest These Merry Gentlemen, the Saint Mary’s School Christmas play, at the Auditorium. This is Gary’s second season with Rome Little Theatre. Last season he performed in Oliver Twist as a workhouse boy and one of Fagin’s Boys. Gary was also part of the Children’s Choir in A Christmas Carol in which he sang and played the mandolin. This past Spring he was Nikko, the Monkey Commander in The Wizard of Oz. He thanks Wayne and Angela Jones for giving him the opportunity to be part of the wonder-
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3 LITTLE PIGS & THE TRIAL OF THE BIG BAD WOLF BIOS ful cast for The Three Little Pigs and Trial of the Big Bad Wolf, Gary’s fourth production at Rome Little Theatre. Wayne Jones (Director) Wayne opens this new RLT season by directing his eighth RLT production, The Three Little Pigs/The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf. His previous efforts, either as director or co-director, were The Homecoming—Musical Version, The Christmas Angel, Dad’s Christmas Miracle, Alice in Wonderland, The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe, Charlotte’s Web, and last season’s opener Oliver Twist. Wayne has also produced or co-produced 8 productions, his most recent being Broadway Spectacular 4 in the summer of 2012, and has performed on the DeSoto stage in 28 shows, the most recent being A Christmas Carol in December. Wayne has elsewhere performed in the Junior Service League Follies, and was heavily involved with Triple Threat Arts Company, with 4 stage appearances and 1 directorship. Wayne has been honored with 3 Roman Awards, two for acting (Best Lead Actor for It’s a Wonderful Life in 2003, and Best Supporting Actor for 12 Angry Men in 2010), and one for producer that
he shares with wife Angela (Scrooge the Musical in 2007). Wayne is very pleased to again have his wonderful wife with him as Producer, and as an added bonus, is joined by granddaughter Anslee as the Cat & the Fiddle. Wayne is serving his seventh and final year as Treasurer on the RLT Board of Directors, and has now completed his sixth tax season at Wayne Jones Accounting Services (see shameless plug elsewhere in the program). Wayne hopes this production will be a highly entertaining and fun one for you, and hopes you will return soon to see what else RLT has in store for you this season. Ian Christopher Kligora (Amedeus Pig) Ian was born in Overland Park, Kansas and is currently a fifth grade student at Saint Mary’s Catholic School in Rome, Georgia. This is Ian’s second theatrical production with Rome Little Theatre. In March 2013, Ian played the part of Coroner Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz. In November 2012, Ian placed first in East Central’s talent show performing “Glad You Came” by The Wanted. He was also chosen to represent East Central in the Georgia statewide Honor Chorus in Jones-
3 LITTLE PIGS & THE TRIAL OF THE BIG BAD WOLF BIOS boro, Georgia. Ian has taken classical piano for three years, most recently performing in the National Federation Junior Festival earning a superior rating. In addition to piano, Ian plays baseball, basketball, and golf. Eric Lingvall, and the Atlanta Workshop Players of Alpharetta coach Ian in acting. Katie Leonard (Humpty Dumpty) Katie is thrilled to make her debut in the Rome Little Theatre. She is in the fourth grade at Armuchee Elementary School and has enjoyed participating and singing in past school performances. When Katie is not at the theatre, she can be found on the softball field, basketball court, or playing with her friends. Katie would like to thank her parents and brother, Will, for their support; Mrs. Ratlegde for chauffeuring; Rachel McCurry for acting tips; Lizzy Morang for taking her under her wing; and Wayne and Angela Jones for this incredible opportunity. Aggie Mayberry (Papa Bear) Aggie is a sixth grade student at Coosa Middle School in Rome, Georgia. This is Aggie's second theatrical production of which she is very excited. Her first was here at RLT in The Wi zard of Oz. Aggie attends Second Avenue Baptist Church where she has participated in children's choirs and is a member of the youth group. Aggie would like to thank her family, her parents Charlie and Amy, her sister Greta, and Rome Little Theater for giving her this wonderful opportunity. Alex McDermott (WW Wolf III) Alex is a recent graduate of Model High School. He has performed with RLT in their productions of Hairspray and The Wizard of Oz. While in high school, he was a part of the Drama program, where he was in several shows. Alex would like to thank Wayne and Angela Jones, Sandy Davis, Donna Riordan, Ben Peck, and Richard Marable for giving him the opportunity to play this role. He would also like to thank his cast for just being AWESOME! Break a leg, everyone! Alex Mitchell (Old King Cole) This is Alex’s third appearance on the Rome Little Theatre stage. In the previous two
shows, Sound of Music, and Oliver Twist, he played a guard. Ever the basketball fanatic, Alex points out the irony of these roles, stating, “A 6’5” high school junior usually plays center,” which is his position on the Coosa High School basketball team. Alex has also been in CHS’s One-Act Play cast for the last two years, gracing the stage first as a depressed comedian then as an overbearing principal. The big guy is known for playing a very animated tuba in the Coosa High band, his booming voice, and his ability to wiggle his left ear. In addition to these life talents, Alex also has a 4.0 GPA at Coosa High. Zac Mitchell (Narrator/Clerk) Zac is a seventh grader at Coosa Middle School. This role is his eighth on the Rome Little Theatre stage, dating back to the fall of 2011. He’s performed as a fairgoer, Peter Bailey, Tiny Tim, a member of the Saltzburg Trio, young Ebenezer, a crow and a winkie. His most notable role to date has been that of Charlie Bates in Oliver Twist, for which his performance received a 2012-2013 Roman Award. Zac enjoys playing piano and drawing. At school he performs in the band and chorus, and Zac has won his school spelling bee for three years in a row. Lizzy Morang (Mother Pig/Mrs. Sprat) Lizzy is a sophomore at Rome High School. She spends her time participating in drama productions and takes part in Rome High's Advanced Women's Choir. She loves doing shows at RLT, and this is her
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3 LITTLE PIGS & THE TRIAL OF THE BIG BAD WOLF BIOS fourth show here. She would like to thank her family for putting up with her drama queen ways and for bringing her to all rehearsals. She would also like to thank Wayne and Angela Jones for their infinite patience and their hard work. As always, break a leg, and lots of bacon, uh, love to her cast mates! Gloria Murray (Stick Peddler/Jill) Gloria is a sixth grade Honor Roll student at Saint Mary’s Catholic School. She is on the Saint Mary’s girls’ volley ball team and enjoys playing soccer. Gloria has appeared in several of her school’s musical pageants, including as a camper in Dude You Hear what I Hear? and as a singer in the chorus. Her first performance at Rome’s Little Theater was playing a teacher munchkin in The Wizard of Oz. The Three Little Pigs will be her second production appearing as the Stick Peddler and Jill. When not at school or performing, Gloria loves to read her favorite book series Harry Potter, watch TV, and hang out with her friends. Gloria would like to thank her friends and family for their help and support and for just being there. She hopes you enjoy this wonderful show.
Gloria Have a great show and break a leg! Love, Mom and Dad!
Thomas Patterson (Baker) Thomas is a first grader at Model Elementary School in Rome, Georgia. This is Thomas’ first acting experience and he has really enjoyed it. When he’s not at rehearsal, Thomas also enjoys riding his bicycle, going swimming and playing with his friends and cousins. Thomas would like to thank the production staff and his fellow actors with more experience who taught him about acting and have been very patient while he learned. He would also like to thank this mom and dad for supporting him and seeing to it that he got to rehearsals. Jordan Poe (Mary had a Little Lamb) Jordan is a third grade home-schooled student from Rome, GA. She is the daughter of Veronica and Vincent Moreno, and Todd Poe, and the grand-daughter of Jackie and Vicki Ely, Gary Scoggins, and Bill and Donna Poe. This is Jordan's third production with Rome Little Theatre. She was one of Charlotte's babies in Charlotte's Web. Then she was Gretl in The Sound of Music. Jordan has taken ballet and tap classes for five years at
3 LITTLE PIGS & THE TRIAL OF THE BIG BAD WOLF BIOS Rome Civic Ballet. Just recently she started learning Irish dancing. In addition to dance, Jordan has taken Kindermusik classes for over five years, and she began singing at her church when she was just two years old. She looks forward to starting violin lessons this fall. Jordan would like to thank her family and friends who have encouraged her and supported her in all of her extracurricular activities. Emmaline Hardy Ratledge (Rapunzel) Emmaline is currently a fourth grade student at Armuchee Elementary School here in Rome. This is Emmaline’s first production with Rome Little Theatre and she is thrilled to be part of such a GREAT show. She would like to thank her family for their support and for always encouraging her throughout the production. She would like to give a special thank you to Mrs. Donna Riordan for cultivating an interest in live theatre and for encouraging her to try out for this production! And to ALL of the cast thank you for allowing me to be part of The Three Little Pigs and the Trial of the Big Bad Wolf. Ya’ll are AWESOME!
Mallory Rogers (Miss Muffet) Mallory is so excited to return to the RLT stage for her third performance. Previously she's played an Indian girl in Peter Pan and a country fairgoer in Charlotte's Web. Mallory's other stage experiences include Northwest GA Winds' performance of Shrek, Trinity United Methodist Church drama productions, JSL Follies and RMS Grand Illusion's spring production of Seussical the Musical. Mallory enjoys dancing for Rome Civic Ballet, soccer, playing with her friends, and playing with her American Girl dolls. She is a fifth grader at Montessori of Rome. Mallory would like to thank her parents for all their assistance and taking her back and forth to rehearsals. She hopes you enjoy the show! Julia Rutland (Cinderella) Julia is in the sixth grade at Model Middle School. She is beginning her 9th year of dance at the Rome Civic Ballet. Julia has taken two years of piano and truly loves music. This is Julia’s first play at RLT and she is so excited about being on this stage. Julia’s dream is to be Belle on Broadway. She would like to thank Mr. Wayne, Mrs. Angela, Mr. Richard and all of her cast mates for making this such a fun experience. Julia would also like to thank her parents for bringing her to practice and to God for all that He has done for her. Sam Rutland (Butcher) Sam is in the second grade at Johnson Elementary School. He has been active in sports since the age of three. Sam loves baseball, football, and basketball. He is very excited about his first experience being on stage and with Rome Little Theatre. Sam took piano for one and a half years and has fun being in front of an audience. Sam would like to thank Mr. Wayne, Mrs. Angela, Mr. Richard and all of his new friends for making this such a fun experience. He would also like to thank his mom and dad for everything they have done and God for being his best friend. Phoebe Shane (Mary Contrary, Homebuilder) Phoebe is an eighth grader at Rome Middle School. She's a member of the Grand Illusion performance troupe there and has appeared
3 LITTLE PIGS & THE TRIAL OF THE BIG BAD WOLF BIOS on stage with their show choir and in their production of Seussical the Musical during the 2012-2013 season. Phoebe has taken piano lessons since she was six and played with the jazz band and accompanied the seventh grade chorus at RMS last year. She is also active in the RMS band where she plays French horn and Mellophone. This is Phoebe's first Rome Little Theater production. Phoebe would like to thank her parents for getting her to play practice on time. Barton Sopata (Marcellus Pig) Barton has the honor of playing Marcellus Pig in The Three Little Pigs and The Trial of The Big Bad Wolf. In previous years, he has played the role of a Heart Child in Alice in Wonderland and a starring role as Young Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web. Barton is a sixth grade student at Model Middle School. He took part in The Whole World Improve’s Summer Camp for young actors this summer in Atlanta and says he truly learned so much about being on stage and under the lights! He is also active in the middle school band, will run on the Model Middle School Cross Country team this year and plans to try out for basketball and his middle school
tennis team. He would like to thank his mom, Meaghan and dad, Kurt, for always making sure he is to practice on time, always supporting his dream to become an actor and to his grandparents, Sherry and Jerry Gatlin and Bob Sopata, for being his biggest fans! He hopes you all enjoy the show! Liz Suffill (Baby Bear) This is Liz's third Rome Little Theatre production. Her previous appearances include Charlotte's Web and The Wizard of Oz. She is a first grade student and takes Kindermusik at Berry College. Liz always enjoys the people and her time with RLT and would like to thank the casting committee for another chance to be on stage. She would like to thank her family, friends, teachers, and the RLT family for their support and encouragement - especially Grandy, Gramps, Abbey and Naomi Williams, and Angela Jones and family. Special thanks to the cast and crew for their hard work. Enjoy the show! Ella Walker (Little Bo Peep) Ella is 13 and is excited to be in this production! She has been in two other musicals at RLT: Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat and Broadway Spectacular 4. She has done some acting at KidStage and was Alice in Alice in Wonderland and did two productions with Mrs. Karen Bowling at Triple Threat. She takes dance at Rome Civic Ballet and has played the piano for seven years. “Thank you to Mr. Wayne and Mrs. Angela for putting this great show together!” Ryan Ward (Bartholomew Pig) Ryan is a seventh grade student at Rome Middle School, where he is a member of the Grand Illusion Musical Theater Company and plays the saxophone in the Rome Middle School band. This will be Ryan’s fourth pro-
Jordan & Liz we are proud of you! With Love, Your Moms "No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth." Robert Southey
3 LITTLE PIGS & THE TRIAL OF THE BIG BAD WOLF BIOS duction with RLT. Once he was bitten by the acting bug a little over a year ago, he hasn’t looked back since. Ryan is very excited to play the part of Bartholomew Pig, and hopes you all really enjoy the show. Mallory Waters (Fairy) Mallory is a third grade student at Model Elementary School in Rome, GA. This is Mallory’s second production with Rome Little Theatre. She was a munchkin and member of the Lullaby League in The Wizard of Oz. She also played the part of a Snowflake in this production. Mallory has taken Ballet and Tap for six years at Rome Civic Ballet. She also sings in the Children’s Choir at West Rome Baptist Church. She has taken gymnastics and karate lessons and she is also very active in team sports. Mallory loves the stage and meeting new friends through her performances. Mallory would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support. Abbey Williams (Reporter) Abbey, a ninth grader at Providence Preparatory Academy, is very excited to be in her 12th production here at RLT! Her most recent performances being: A Christmas Carol (Martha Cratchit), Hairspray (Ensemble), and The Wizard of Oz (Jitterbug, Apple Tree & Manicurist).
Abbey has enjoyed working in such a fun show and would like to thank the cast and crew for all their hard work! She would also like to thank her parents for driving her to rehearsals, and her theatre friends for participating with her and making this show even more fun. Enjoy the show! Nash Williams (Straw Man / Tom Tom the Piper's Son) Nash is a fourth grade student at Taylorsville Elementary School. This is Nash's second production here at RLT. He was most recently seen in The Wizard of Oz as a Munchkin. Nash would like to thank his parents for driving him to rehearsal. Nash would also like to thank his friends and family for coming to the show. Audrey Williamson (Mama Bear) Audrey is thrilled to return to the RLT stage. Having been bitten by the theater bug in last Spring's The Wizard of Oz, this marks her second performance at the Rome Little Theatre. When she's not rehearsing, Audrey takes dance classes with the Synergy Dance Company and is a 3rd Grader at Alto Park Elementary. Audrey is very grateful to all her friends she's made through the Rome Little Theatre and to all her family for their support.
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