Merlyne E. Desire is a senior who created her own major of Music Technology and Business, through the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Growing up, she sang in school and church choirs. With music technology under her belt, she composes, produces, and is an artist of the songs she creates as well as film music. She has published songs “Lemonade”, and “Reflection” so far this year. She hopes to work in the music industry someday not just as an artist and performer, but as a producer, A&R, and musician too. She is looking forward to working as an audio engineer this school year.
Thomas (Teddy) Wilkin is a Sophomore Musical Theatre Performance major at Plymouth State University. He recently played Appa Ratchen in Silverstar Voyages, and Cameron Mitcheljohn in this past spring’s show A Killer Party. He would like to thank his friends and family for all the positivity they have given him through his journey, and he is very excited to be playing Linus in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. He hopes you enjoy the show!
Mackenzie Goodwin is a Senior Theatre Arts major with a Theatrical Design/Tech Option. Past design credits include SilverStar Voyages (Assistant Costume Design), War of the Roses (Assistant Costume Design) and Steel Magnolias (Costume, Hair and Makeup Design). When not designing, Mackenzie loves to perform as well. Favorite roles include Natalie Goodman (Next To Normal) Wendla Bergmann (Spring Awakening) and Mary Lane (Reefer Madness). During the day, Mackenzie can often be found in the costume shop, where she works as a stitcher. She would like to thank her friends, Danee included, for being a source of endless support throughout the process.
Grace Murray is in her senior year as a Music major with an option in Voice Performance and Pedagogy. This is her first time assistant music directing a show and she is incredibly grateful to the faculty and cast that made this experience so positive. Grace has also been performing on stage for many years. Some of her favorite roles include Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown and the Sour Kangaroo in Seussical. Grace is also a part of the Chamber Singers ensemble and is working as this school year’s Choral Fellow.
Sierra Norko is a 3rd-year student at PSU, majoring in Theatre Art with an option in Acting. Sierra considers herself to be both an actor and a technician. This semester Sierra will be taking on the role of hair and makeup designer for PSU’s You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Sierra is excited to work with everyone and to see her work come to life on stage! Recently, Sierra has appeared in PSU’s Rights and Riots, Shakespeare’s War of the Roses: She-Wolves and Queens, and served as costume assistant for The SilverStar Voyages.
Sierra Norko is a 3rd-year student at PSU, majoring in Theatre Art with an option in Acting. Sierra considers herself to be both an actor and a technician. In fact, this semester Sierra will be taking on the role of hair and makeup designer for PSU’s You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Sierra is very excited to work with everyone and to see her work come to life on stage! Recently, she has served as the costuming assistant for The SilverStar Voyages and appeared in Rights and Riots as well as Shakespeare’s War of the Roses: She-Wolves and Queens (2021).
Hannah Murray, lyric coloratura, received her B.A. in vocal performance from Connecticut College, and her M.M. in vocal pedagogy and performance from Westminster Choir College. Additional studies include the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, and Middlebury College’s Deutsch fur Sangerin program. A highly sought after voice teacher, Mrs. Murray’s students have gone on to sing at some of the nations leading Schools of Music, such as Boston Conservatory, Elon, the Tisch school at NYU and Yale, and have also sung on national musical theater tours, and off and on Broadway. An accomplished singer in her own right, Mrs. Murray has performed throughout the Northeastern United States. She has been a soloist for the Nashua Symphony, The Paul Madore Chorale, The Opera circle,The Keiser Concert Series at St. Paul’s School, and the Musicians of Wall Street series at Concord Community Music School, amongst others. A resident of Concord NH, Mrs. Murray is the Coordinator of Voice Performance Studies and a Teaching Lecturer in Music, Theater and Dance at Plymouth State University where she specializes in voice for musical theater. Formerly, she held the position of Voice and Choral Department Chair at Concord Community Music School, Adjunct Lecturer Read More
Emily is a Senior Music Theatre major, and thrilled to be making her seventh appearence in a main stage production here at Plymouth State. Emily was most recently seen In PSU’s digital production of A Killer Party as Detective Justine Case. Past roles and works include The Addams Family as Grandma, Quilters as Jody, A concert version of West Side Story directed by Dr. Dan Perkins as Maria, and Carmen in Sweet Charity. Emily had the honor of making it to the National round this past spring in the NATS (National Music theatre) vocal competition, as well as recieved the first place title in the Seacoast Regional idol competition in 2018, and the First place winner of the Bedford Rotary Scholarship Idol competition in 2017. other favorite roles include Ella in Cinderella, Joanna in Sweeny Todd, Yonah in Children of Eden, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, and the Elephants Child in Just so, where she won a NH theatre award for best actress in a Youth production in 2012. She would like to thank her friends and family for their enormous love and support as well as her directing team, faculty at psu and of course her wonderful cast Read More
Grace Gilbert is a junior Music Theatre Performance major with a minor in Standardized Patient Training. Some of her favorite past roles include Sister Mary Lazarus in Sister Act, Portia in Something Rotten, Natalie Haller in All Shook Up and Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly. She is also a member of Mixed Emotions and Plymprov, and enjoys singing in the Chamber Singers ensemble.
Kyle is a junior Theatre Arts Major here at Plymouth, with an option in Music Theatre Performance. Some of his favorite roles include William Barfee in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Baker in Into the Woods, and Riff in West Side Story. He is overjoyed to be working with both Fran Page and Hannah Murray again in a production, and thankful to the other seven members of this talented cast for their trust and kindness throughout this experience!
Emma Molloy is a junior Theatre Arts major with an option in Music Theatre Performance and a contract in stage management. Her recent acting credits include Lucy in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (PSU) and Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel (ETC). In addition to classes and shows, she enjoys creating chaos at the Costume Shop in the Silver Center, laughing with friends, and petting every possible dog that she can find. She is so thrilled to be returning to the stage after COVID cut short so many opportunities.
Jackson Ploof is a sophomore Theater Major with an emphasis on Musical Theater. He is excited to be making his PSU debut performance with this production. Prevoius shows he has performed in include Man of La Mancha (Don Quote), Footloose (Willard), Catch Me If You Can (Carl Hanrady), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), and Hello Dolly! (Horace Vandergelder). He would like to give thanks to his friends and family for always supporting him and giving a helping hand in his career as an actor.
Daneé Gosselin has been a member of the PSU design team since 2007. Favorite past PSU costume designs include The Addams Family (2019), Dracula (2014), The Pleasure Men (2013), Orpheus in the Underworld (2013), and Marat/Sade (2010). Occasionally she spends her off-time designing costumes for The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, where she has done Jesus Christ Superstar, Table Manners, and Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Summer 2015), and Peter and the Starcatcher, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Living Together, and Cabaret (Summer 2016). Daneé also teaches classes relating to costume design, costume construction, and stage makeup.
Matt Kizer has been the resident designer for Plymouth State since 1996. He has presented workshops on projections for performance nationally and internationally, including the National Opera Association in New York, and The Cyprus Theatre Organization in Nicosia. His work has been presented at the Kennedy Center in D.C., and with A-Fortiorni dance company in Germany. He designed for two years with Operafestival Di Roma in Italy with the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’ International Chamber Ensemble at Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza in central Rome. In 2019, his work was included on behalf of the United States at the The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space both in exhibition and performance. He has a B.A. from Purdue University, and an M.F.A. from The Ohio State University.