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The Team

Holly Rose (Founder/Managing Artistic Dir./Annie Get Your Gun Dir.):
 As a professional actor/singer in film and on stage, s
ome of Holly's credits include performing in A Narrow Bed (Wings Theatre, NYC), dancing alongside Smashmouth (Radio City Music Hall, NYC) and playing “Benten” in the World Premiere of The Kyogen Rope (O’Malley Theatre, Chicago). Some directing credits include I Hate Hamlet (Knutzen Family Theatre), If Spiders Made Honey (Burien Little Theatre), and A Very Lovely Dress (Stone Soup Theatre). Most recently, Holly has completed a film noir rock opera entitled Rock-A-Bye Dead Man which premiered Oct 2012 and a short film entitled Kanashimi wrapped up February 2013. She has directed numerous workshops and children’s theatre productions throughout Minnesota, Chicago and NYC as well as at the Knutzen Family Theatre with seasonal classes and creating and directing the Summer Youth Musical Theatre Program. Holly feels very blessed to be able to run Rosebud CTC and is doing her best to ensure that children, teens and adults have this creative outlet in which to express themselves.

Education: BFA Musical TheatreChicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University; Performance Certificate, American Musical & Dramatic Academy NYC; MBA with an emphasis in Project Management, Keller Graduate School of Management.

Sarah Bixler (Inspecting Carol Director): is overwhelmed at the level of trust and excitement that Rosebud has shown her in this process. She has often directed for youth in the past and just recently taken to directing adults. Bix can be seen around the Seattle area stage managing, acting, teaching, and directing for stage and film. Notable productions include Soft Click of a Switch (MAP Theatre), Devil in the Dark (Hello Earth Productions), Freak Playground (Keiko Green), Inspecting Carol (BLT/BAT), and House of Glass (Pulled Pork Productions). She thinks you are pretty swell for reading her whole entire bio. 

Amanda Rae (Inspecting Carol Stage Manager): is proud to be working on her third production with Rosebud and is excited to work with such a fun group of people! Amanda is currently employed at Highline Community College where she has worked in the drama department for several years, performing in all sorts of ways. She is locally a stage manager and jack-of-all-trades in Seattle, working with establishments such as Breeders Theater, Seattle Scenic Studios, The Rainier Valley Cultural Center and Youth Theatre Northwest, where she will be Stage Managing Peter Pan with them in the Spring. She thanks R. Lorig for his patience and hopes you all enjoy the show!

Brett Claudio (Inspecting Carol Technician Extraordinaire): Brett is thrilled to be back with Holly and Rosebud CTC! He was previously seen behind the scenes with Rosebud's first three summers of shows. Brett loved stage managing the productions of The Big Bad Musical, No Strings Attached, and Oz! Brett is very excited to get back in the mix with some of his old friends and some new faces as he works on his first Community Theatre show with Rosebud. Many thanks to Holly and Bix for dragging him back into the big ol' mess that we call theatre!


John Kelleher (Wonderland! Director): Some of John’s recent performing credits include Alfred Doolittle in My Fair Lady (Lyric Light Opera), LM in Pump Boys and Dinettes (Renton/Bellevue Civic Theatre), Jacob in Joseph… (Second Story Repertory), The Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Redwood Theatre), Underling in The Drowsy Chaperone, and Old Deuteronomy in CATS (Tacoma Musical Playhouse). Upcoming Projects include: Mr. Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank and Marcus Lycus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Renton Civic Theatre).  John is no stranger to the production side of theatre having been music director for several Renton Summer Teen Musical theatre productions.  He was the founding director of Renton’s Youth Theatre Program that served students ages 7 – 12.  John’s day job is that of Music Specialist in the Lake Washington School District, and during his 23 years in this position, he has directed/music directed over 18 productions.  John co-founded the “Little Theatre Project” at his school, to provide theatre performance experience for students, Kindergarten – 2nd Grade. 

Education: B.M. in Music Education, Elmhurst College, and M.Ed. in Technology in Education from Lesley University.

Brian Soushek (Annie Get Your Gun Music Director):
Brian is a local musician from Kent, WA.  He is involved in a variety of programs and projects in the Federal Way area.  Brian teaches private piano and saxophone lessons, is worship leader at Federal Way United Methodist Church, works with Laird Thornton at Thomas Jefferson High School in their musical theatre program, and is the Associate Director of Federal Way Chorale.  Brian also composes original music in his spare time.  Brian feels blessed to have worked with Holly Rose for the past nine years providing a much needed artistic outlet for young people in our community.

Christina Vandenberg (Annie Get Your Gun Choreographer):  
Christina is the Artistic Director of Aria Dance Company, which she founded in 1997. She has studied with the Jan Collum School of Classical Ballet where she performed with Balletacoma.  Later, she trained with Long Beach City Ballet, Daytona Beach Civic Ballet, and locally with Ballet Cascadia, Cornish School of the Arts and Pacific Northwest Ballet.  Christina has produced and performed in numerous dance concerts incorporating local and professional dancers into an inspiring environment in numerous venues all across Puget Sound. Christina highly values Aria's outreach program and educational impact. She loves her family, dance and teaching - the three aspects of her life that provide inspiration, joy and harmony.

Education: B.A. International Relations,  University of Washington

Jennifer Landaverde (Annie Get Your Gun Stage Manager): Jennifer's most recent role was Mother Courage in Mother Courage and her Children (Walla Walla University) for which she received an Irene Ryan nomination from the Kennedy Center American Colleges Theatre Festival (KCACTF).  Some of her other performance credits include Roger in The Spot (WWU), Lady Montague (acting intern) in Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Walla Walla), a Dynamite in Hairspray (Walla Walla Youth Summer Musical), and as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Knutzen Family Theatre). Her directing credits include The Chocolate Affair and A Falafel Musical (WWU) for which she received a directing award from the KCACTF.  Jennifer has also worked as a stage manager, props master, hair & makeup designer, and set designer.  She has devoted most of her life to the theatre and is now very grateful to have the chance to work with Holly and Brian once again.  Summer musicals with them were some of the best memories she ever made.

Education: B.A. in Psychology with minor in Drama, Walla Walla University; M.A in Drama Therapy, California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco (beginning Fall 2013)

Caly Hagedorn (Wonderland! Choreographer):
Caly started dancing fifteen years ago, thirteen of which she studied with Burien Dance Theatre.  She has been involved with choirs (Kids Sounds Northwest, Federal Way High School Jazz & Concert Choirs) and local theatre programs (Hi-Liners).  Caly has choreographed small performances for her high school choir and has played the main role in the vacation bible school story for her church.  In the fall, she plans to attend Western Washington University where she plans to major in psychology and minor in dance.  Caly loves working with kids and will definitely love helping the kids create a fun and entertaining show.   

Eileen Sheats (Wonderland! Stage Manager):
 Eileen has been involved in performing since a very young age. Some productions include Bye Bye Birdie and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as well as some Vaudeville pieces.  She is part of the Federal Way High School Jazz and Concert Choirs as a vocalist and accompanist.  Eileen is also a pianist for the Tacoma City Ballet.  She participated in Speech and Debate for 4 years while in high school and plans to attend the University of Puget Sound in the fall to pursue a Bachelor's of Arts in Business and Leadership and a Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance. 

Marissa Thompson (Property Mistress):  

Madision Fornay (Theatre Technician):
 Madison is a local technician from Des Moines, WA. She has been employed by the Highline Community College Theatre Department as a Lighting Technician for the past 2 years and plans on attending Pepperdine University in the fall to pursue a degree in Theatre: Lighting Design.  Some of Madison's past shows include Smash, Fortinbras, Live!, Fromthe Last Night of My Life, The Odyssey, and Highline Community College's recent production of The Laramie Project.  Madison is excited to be a part of Rosebud and would like to thank her parents, friends and especially the high line Community College Theatre for their encouragement and support!