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Samantha Terrell-Watters

Eliza

Samantha is a graduate of Belmont University with a degree in Commercial Music and an emphasis in Songwriting. Favorite roles include Belle (Beauty & the Beast), Amalia Balash (She Loves Me), Abigail Adams (1776), & Mary Hatch Bailey (It’s a Wonderful Life). When not onstage, Samantha loves singing, reading, taking pictures of God’s beautiful landscapes, playing escape rooms with her hubby, and practicing her newly found passion in tap dancing. Samantha would like to thank her husband, family, and all of those who have believed and encouraged her in her passion for the arts.

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Joel Longstreth

Higgins

Joel has been performing and directing for Millennium for twenty years, but this has been his biggest challenge, probably due to his advancing age.

Thanks to April, Phillip, Landon, Danelle, Cindy, and Amanda; and to the cast for bearing with me. 

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Frank Wonder

Pickering

Frank got involved in Community Theater rather late in life.  Thanks goes to Erica Wonder Petersen who invited him to audition for “Oliver!” in 2012 when she began directing plays at South Jackson in Tullahoma for Performing Arts for Children and Teens (PACT).  Since then he’s been blessed to be part of a dozen or so productions in both Tullahoma and Manchester. Favorite roles in include Warbucks in “Annie”, Aslan in “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”, Fagan and Bill Sykes in “Oliver!”, Black Stache in “Peter and the Starcatcher”, Juror 3 in “Twelve Angry Men”, Curtis Jackson in “Sister Act”, and Mr. Lawrence in “Little Women.”  Frank thanks his wife and love of his life, Anne, for her support and encouragement along the way!

Cast of My Fair Lady

november 2019

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Robert Hiers

Doolittle

Robert is pleased to be performing as Alfred P. Doolittle for the third time.  His last role at MRC was Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Most recently he played Harry in MAMMA MIA at the Arts Center of Cannon County.  Robert is Chief Scientist for QuantiTech at AEDC, and lives in Tullahoma with his wife, Tricia, their 10-month-old daughter Robyn, and their two toy poodles, Winston and Barkley.

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Nick Mullins

Freddy

Nick is a graduate of TN Tech with a bachelors in Vocal Music Education. He currently teaches General music and chorus in Rutherford County. He has performed in over 40 productions across middle Tennessee since beginning theater at age 10. His favorite roles include The Baker (Into the Woods), the Genie (Aladdin), Mary Sunshine (Chicago), Ugly (Honk), Thenardier (Les Miserables), and Alex the Lion (Madagascar). He loves musical theater and sharing his passion with others. In January you can catch him in the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts production of Beauty and the Beast.

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Karen Lewis 

Mrs. Pearce

Karen has enjoyed being part of community theatre in middle Tennessee for more than twenty years. She directs more than she performs these days and works as the Speech & Theatre and Theatre 1 teacher at Westwood Middle School here in Manchester. Karen’s favorite role is that of grandmother to her six, soon-to-be 8, grandchildren.

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Becky Spangler

Mrs. Higgins

Becky returns to the stage after playing her favorite role of Matron Mama Morton in MRC's Chicago. Her debut to the stage came at the ripe young age of 57 playing the waiter in MRC's production of She Loves Me. She “caught the theatre bug” and loves spending time with her theatre family. Becky enjoys living in Manchester with her husband Doug and being near son, Landon and her lovely daughter-in-law, Rachel.

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Sherrie Terrell

Mrs. Eynsford-Hill

Sherrie Terrell is an avid supporter of the arts. She is returning onstage as Mrs Eynsford-Hill during her third Millennium Repertory Production. Her favorite roles have included Mrs Cratchit (A Christmas Carol), Candy Box Lady (She Loves Me), & Dustpan (Beauty & the Beast). When Sherrie is not onstage or backstage assisting a local production or event, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grand-Twincesses.

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JD Dill

Harry/Karpathy

JD is a US Air Force veteran of 21 years, comes to us from Ansbach, Germany.  A native of Live Oak, FL, he now lives here in Manchester working as the Emergency Management Director for AEDC/Arnold Air Force Base.  JD has appeared in more than 30 theatre productions in both the United States and Europe, and toured the world with Air Force Entertainment’s “TOPS IN BLUE” in 2000 as a vocalist.  His ability to bring his characters to life resulted in him being named “Best Actor In A Play” at the 2017 European Tournament of Plays (TOPPERS) awards in Wiesbaden, Germany. You may have seen him in his MRC debut as Billy Flynn in “CHICAGO” this past April.  JD was recently elected to the MRC Board of Directors.

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Ben Utz

Jamie

This is Ben's second show at the MAC, fourth show ever. He enjoys having small parts and being able to help back stage. He has been in Singing in the Rain, Beauty and the Beast, South Jackson Goes Country and now My Fair Lady.

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Ethan Duke

Cockney Quartet

Ethan is excited to return to the stage as a member of the Cockney quartet in My Fair Lady! This is his second show onstage and, last year, played the roles of Dick Wilkins and Ghost of Christmas Future (A Christmas Carol). He has also run lights for many shows in the past, including Once Upon a Mattress, Wonka, Into the Woods Jr., and The Lion King Jr. Ethan graduated from Motlow State Community College with an Associates of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in music.

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Jonathon Duke

Cockney Quartet

Jonathon is delighted to return to the stage in My Fair Lady. His favorite past roles include Schroeder (You're a Good Man Charlie Brown), Ladislav Sipos (She Loves Me), Fred (A Christmas Carol), and Claudio (Much Ado About Nothing). Jonathon is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University with a degree in Computer Science. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing piano, and pursuing his passion for programming.

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Mark Duke

Cockney Quartet

Coning soon...?

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John Wright

Cockney Quartet

Coming soon...?

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Casandra Buckner

Ensemble

Casandra Buckner is originally from Coffeyville, Kansas. She graduated from the College of the Ozarks with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Criminal Justice and Friends University with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management & Leadership. At the College of the Ozarks, she studied musical theater but did not complete the minor. She has had roles in “Oklahoma”, “Little Mary Sunshine”, “Romeo & Juliet”, “How to Succeed in Business”, “Christmas Carol” and “Much Ado About Nothing”. She works at the Duck River Baptist Association and enjoys Jiu-Jitsu.

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Laurie Burger

Ensemble

Laurie (Lady Boxington) just finished Jamie Harden's Ultimate Oldies 70’s Show and is currently rehearsing for Duck River Dance’s Nutcracker Ballet. Some of her past favorite roles include Marian in The Music Man, Schwartzy in 25th Annual Putnam Co. Spelling Bee, and Uh Uh in Chicago. She works as the patient care coordinator at STAR Physical Therapy and enjoys crocheting for the Magic Yarn Project, traveling to unusual places, and dancing.

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Faith Duke

Ensemble

Faith is a freshman at the Coffee County Raider Academy. She has enjoyed playing characters such as a Grand Homme in Once On This Island Jr., Ferguson in Guys and Dolls, Fan in A Christmas Carol, and Mush in Disney's Newsies and hopes you enjoy the MAC's My Fair Lady!

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Sarah Duke

Ensemble

Sarah is overjoyed to be back on the stage after taking a short break to become a mommy to her daughter (born Dec. 2018). She got her start at the MAC with her role as Mrs. Bucket in the WAG's production of Willy Wonka. Since then, she has enjoyed being a part of She Loves Me and Duck River Dance's The Nutcracker Ballet. In her spare time, Sarah loves spending time with her husband, daughter, and kitty cat. She dances at Duck River Dance and is excited to dance in the upcoming Nutcracker Ballet this December.

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Nik Dunavant

Ensemble

Nikolas is a Jr. in High school and enjoys acting, singing, and dancing! He has been in many productions at the Manchester Arts Center. Some of his favorite shows that he played a part in were Guys and Dolls, Singing in the Rain, and most recently Newsies. Nikolas is very involved with the Homeschool Enrichment Program and starred in the spring musical as Scar from the Lion King Jr.

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Hailey Hansen

Ensemble

Hailey has been a part of the arts since she was very young. Favorite roles include Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast), Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice), Dolly Levi (Hello Dolly!) and Mayella Violet Ewell (To Kill a Mockingbird). Hailey is happy to share the stage with amazing actors (including more than half of her family) and was thrilled to work with an amazing director. She will continue to be a part of the arts for the rest of her life.

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Madelyn Hansen

Ensemble

Madelyn Hansen has had so much fun performing in My Fair Lady! She is a 16-year-old artist who has done over 20 shows since she was 5. You may have recently seen her as Crutchie (Newsies) or Timon (The Lion King Jr.), but she has also been Veruca Salt (Willy Wonka Jr.), Cinderella (Into the Woods Jr.), Gingy (Shrek Jr.), the White Rabbit (Alice in Wonderland), and Pepper (Annie). Madelyn has participated at the MAC for 5 years and recently started lessons at Duck River Dance with no plans of stopping! She hopes to major in theatre and loves being in shows, as either a lead or ensemble.

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Micah Hansen

Ensemble

Micah has an extensive history in community theatre tracing back to when he was seven years old. Some of his favorite roles include Scarecrow in “The Wizard of Oz”, Mortimer in “Arsenic and Old Lace”, Donkey in “Shrek”, and Cornelius in “The Matchmaker”. Micah firmly believes that this is the finest cast that he has ever had the pleasure of being a part of.

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Michael Hansen

Ensemble

Michael T. began performing with the Millennium Repertory Company by portraying the ghost of Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol. He followed up with a portrayal of Governor Theodore Roosevelt in the Teen Actors Guild production of Newsies. A lifetime performer in musical groups and in radio, he currently hosts Coffee County Hootenanny and the Community Jukebox on WMSR Thunder Radio. Michael is thrilled to share the stage at the Manchester Arts Center with his children, three of which appear in this fantastic production of My Fair Lady.

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Vanessa Jarman

Ensemble

Vanessa is a home school graduate and prospective music and musical theatre major. She is the current student director of the HSTEP program at the MAC. Her favorite roles have been Pumbaa (HSTEP’s Lion King Jr.) and Jacobi (TAG’s Newsies). She would like to thank her mother, sister, and grandmother immensely for working tirelessly on her costumes to make them perfect. Lastly to thank her family for the continued support.

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Travis Lawson

Ensemble

Travis is a recent graduate from Coffee County Central High School.. He has been acting for two years, and has played several roles, including Mercurio in "Romeo and Juliet" and Nathan Detroit in "Guys and Dolls." HIs favorite part of this production has been acting with old friends and meeting new people.

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Hope Petty

Ensemble

Hope is thrilled to join the cast of "My Fair Lady" as the Queen of Transylvania. Hope is involved with the Wee Actors Guild and the Homeschool Theatre Enrichment program at the Millennium Repertory Company. She made her debut as Zelda in Singing in the Rain, followed with Velma Kelly in Chicago. Hope would like to give special thanks to Anne Brown for providing the Queen with her Jewels.

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Gianna Afflerbaugh

Urchin Dance Ensemble

a lass originally hailing from the west coast, G is an expert in loquacious sarcasm.  She finds that this provides ample opportunity for growth through challenging experiences in both her academic and dance career.  Often duplicated, never imitated, you can find her quoting Parks and Rec and mainlining Starbucks with impunity.

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Alyssa Freeze

Urchin Dance Ensemble

Alyssa is an 8th grader at Westwood Middle School. Some other shows you might have seen her in are “The Little Mermaid” at Cumberland County Playhouse (Flounder),  “Annie” at The Arts Center of Cannon County (Annie), and Guys and Dolls at the Manchester Arts Center (Hot Box Dancer).

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Lola Smith

Urchin Dance Ensemble

Lola is an eleven year old actress for Millennium Repertory Company. She has performed in many Wee Actors Guild productions such as The Lion King Jr,  and Into The Woods Jr. She is very excited to dance in My Fair Lady, because she loves working with people backstage, being able to dance with her friends and sister on stage, and seeing the wonderful show coming out of all the rehearsals.

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Lucy Smith

Urchin Dance Ensemble

Lucy Smith has participated in five shows at the Millennium Repertory Company including My Fair Lady. She also dances at the Duck River Dance studio where she has done three recitals.
She started acting when she was six and now she is nine years old. One of her favorite shows she has done was Willy Wonka.
Everyone who has participated in this show have been one of the most talented groups I have worked with and I'm so happy I get to be in this production. I hope everyone does their best and I will miss this show and the people in it very much.

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