The Creative Team

Holly Rose (Founder/Managing Artistic Director/Teen Show Director): Holly is thrilled to be able to work with such amazingly talented theatre artists and volunteers here at Rosebud!  Some 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). You may have seen her locally as Aunt Rose in Wild Mushrooms (Renton Civic Theatre) or as Gabriella in Boeing Boeing (Tacoma Little Theatre). Some local directing credits outside of Rosebud include I Hate Hamlet (Knutzen Family Theatre), If Spiders Made Honey (Burien Little Theatre), and A Very Lovely Dress (Stone Soup Theatre). Holly also enjoys being involved in the vibrant Northwest film community. Some recent projects, Kanashimi and Waiting for Exit, are film festival nominees. Holly has directed numerous workshops and children’s theatre productions throughout Minnesota, Chicago, and NYC.  Holly is also the Drama teacher at Federal Way High School where she directs the fall plays and spring musicals as well as leads the Thespian Troupe to annual state contests.  A special thank you to all the participants and their families for helping to keep this dream of live theatre alive for everyone!

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University; Performance Certificate, American Musical & Dramatic Academy NYC; Masters in Business Administration with emphasis in Project Management, Keller Graduate School of Management.

John Kelleher (There's A Monster in My Closet Director): John is delighted to return to Rosebud Children’s Theatre Conservatory for this, his sixth summer as director of the pre-teen show.  Some of John’s recent performing credits include Fester in The Addams Family, A New Musical (Burien Actor’s Theatre), Alfred Doolittle in My Fair Lady (Lyric Light Opera), LM in Pump Boys and Dinettes (Renton Civic/Bellevue Civic), Jacob in Joseph…(Second Story Repertory), The Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Redwood Theatre), Judge Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Mr. Mayor in Seussical (ManeStage Theatre),  Baron Bomburst in Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang, Thenardier in Les Miserables, Underling in The Drowsy Chaperone, and Old Deuteronomy in CATS (Tacoma Musical Playhouse).  John is no stranger to the production side of theatre having been music director for several Renton Summer Teen Musical theatre productions, and recently was music director for Peter Pan (Lyric Light Opera).  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 25 years in that 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: Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Elmhurst College, and Masters of Education in Technology in Education from Lesley University.

TBD (Teen Show Music Director):  

TBD (Teen Show Choreographer): 

TBD (There's A Monster in My Closet choreographer): 

Ellie Rutt (Teen Show Stage Manager): Ellie is excited to return to Rosebud as a part of the creative team! Most recently she stage managed Little Women and Legally Blonde for Rosebud CTC. She was last seen on the Rosebud stage as Charlie Davenport in Annie Get Your Gun. Ellie has worked in just about every facet of the theatre from performance to stage management, and has even tried her hand at writing.  Some of Ellie's favorite performance roles include Judith Bliss in Hay Fever (Decatur Theatre), The Wicked Witch of the West in Oz (Rosebud CTC), Syme in 1984 (Decatur Theatre), and Sara Jane Moore in Assassins (Decatur Theatre). Education: Ellie is a recent graduate of Decatur High School and will be attending Cornish College in the fall. 

Michele Graves (Costumer): This is Michele's third year providing costume design for Rosebud CTC.  She is currently the Resident Costume Designer at Tacoma Little Theatre and has worked with the theater for almost 30 years.  "The quality of the shows, casts, and crews make it a pleasure to be a part of RCTC.  Whether doing a period production, a contemporary piece,or a whimsical play, I enjoy costuming the many actors and getting to know the characters they portray."