How YOU can join Renaissance Theatre!

If you are interested in joining Renaissance Theatre, here is what you need to do!

1. Fill out an application to Bethel College. Find one online at or contact our admissions office! Be sure to put that you are interested in Renaissance Theatre on your application.
2. Contact the Renaissance Office at 731-352-6446 to set up an audition time!
3. Audition!! For actors, please prepare 2 monologues (serious, and comedic) that are 1-2 minutes in length. Also, please be prepared to sing a song, preferably from a musical theatre production. Technical students should provide a resume/portfolio of their technical work. Provide pictures if possible.
4. For those who pass the audition, you will be notified of your acceptance in the Renaissance program and we will work with the Admissions and Financial Aid office to put together your financial aid award letter.

If you have questions, please call us at 731-352-6446! We hope you can join us!

Monday, August 15, 2011

christmas carol cast list

Christmas Carol Cast List

Thanks to everyone for your GREAT auditions! There were a lot of REALLY tough decisions and I am really proud of ALL of you for your hard work auditioning. This is going to be a memorable show for all of us! I can’t wait to work with everyone!

Scrooge – Jacob Estes

Cratchit – Drew Montoya

Ghost of Christmas Present – Mike Murphy

Ghost of Christmas Past – Brittney Ham

Ghost of Christmas Future – Lindsay Bowman

Marley – Jason Wade

Fezziwig – Allin Montford

Mrs. Fezziwig – Katie McGill

Young Ebenezer – David DeHoff

Emily – Chelsea Fuller

Mr. Smythe – Travis McLeese

Grace Smythe – Mary Grace Stockdale

Mrs. Cratchit – Anna Sweet

Mrs. Mops – Ellen Hudson

Fred Anderson – Bryan Goode

Sally Anderson – Erika Blake

Beadle, Old Joe, Scrooge’s Father – Logan

Charity Men – Ben Montoya, Jeff Carroll

Jonathan – Hannah Jeffrey

Judge – Justin Ripley

Scrooge’s Mother – Cayla Ham

Mr. Hawkins – Jacob Hudson

Fan – Kelsey Collins

Chorus: (Includes many additional speaking parts, solo parts, special choreography groups, ensembles, and other parts throughout the show. These will be assigned specifically at a later date and there are PLENTY to go around!)

Joy Pointe

Jenna Brandon

Lizzy Sharpe

Morgan McKinney

Victoria Motherall

Faye Taylor

Beth Operia

Alyssa Hassell

Jocelyn Stigler

Molly Willis

Amber Crafton

Megan Norris

Katie Hopper

Sarah Watson

Megan Ellis

Katie Gover

Kim Jeffries

Lauren Perry

Anna Cary

Cody Allen, Sam Pyron, Jaime Sullivan, Chris Williams

Monday, February 14, 2011

HONK! Cast List

Ida – Chelsea Fuller

Drake – Cody Allen

Ugly – Mike Murphy

Cat – Jason Wade

Bullfrog – Logan Pyron

Greylag – Seth Segraves

Maureen – Ellen Hood

Queenie – Anna Sweet

Lowbutt – Joy Pointe

Dot – Brittney Ham

Penny – Katie Gover

Turkey/Father Swan – Travis McLeese

Mother Swan – Kim Jeffries

Maggie Pie – Christa Tatum

Henrietta – Erika Blake

Grace – Ellen Hudson

Beaky – Lindsay Bowman

Billy – Brett Blakeman

Downy – Cassidy Wilson

Fluff – Anna Cary

Bewick/Farmer – Bryan Goode

Snowy – Jenna Brandon

Pinkfoot – Cayla Ham

Barnacles – David DeHoff

Old Woman/Chorus – Faye Taylor

Chorus (Froglets and fish) – Brittany Presson, Megan Norris

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

GodSpell Cast List

Thanks to all who auditioned. You all did a great job and made these decisions very difficult. I am proud of you all!

Erika Blake
Brittney Ham
Chelsea Fuller
Joy Pointe
Ellen Hood

Female Pit Singers:
Lindsay Bowman
Lizzy Sharpe

Allin Montford
K.J. Minchew
Jason Wade
Jesus - Stephen Williams
John the Baptist/Judas - Mike Murphy

Male Pit Singers:
Travis McLeese
David DeHoff
Drew Montoya

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Into the Woods Cast List

Congratulations! This was a very difficult list to come up with. Dr. Beth and I are very excited and can't wait to get to work.


Baker - Mike Murphy
Jack - Drew Montoya
Mysterious Man - K.J. Minchew
Narrator - Levi Irwin
Cinderella's Prince - Jordan Nichols
Rapunzel's Prince - Stephen Williams
Cinderella's Father - Bryan Goode/Seth Segraves
Steward - Taylor Lawley/Jacob Canaday
Wolf - Nic Tatum
Wolf #2 - Logan Pyron
Cow - Jacob Hudson/Brett Blakeman


Baker's Wife - Jessica Montoya
Cinderella - Brittney Ham
Witch - Erika Blake
Rapunzel - Cayley Thompson
Little Red Riding Hood - Lindsay Bowman
Stepmother - Ellen Hudson
Florinda - Aubrey Ham
Lucinda - Lizzy Sharpe
Cinderella's Mother - Brittany Meeks/Tory Gunn
Jack's Mother - Faye Taylor
Granny - Alex Warren/Ellen Hood
Snow White - Cassidy Wilson
Sleeping Beauty - Christa Tatum
Female Chorus - Megan Norris, Kim Jeffries, Sandy Nasif

During Rehearsal on Friday, you will be allowed to accept or reject your role.

For those of you that are double cast, I will go over in detail how that will work during rehearsal on Friday, Feb. 19. Everyone needs to be there for that important meeting as we will go over some details and important dates for this production.

Thanks again, and great job.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009


If you are interested in joining Renaissance Theatre for the fall of 2010, there are some upcoming audition dates!

1.Bethel is hosting an open house on January 23rd and there will be Renaissance auditions following the morning activities.

2. Visit during our play, "The Curious Savage" on January 28-31. Audition times will be available Friday, January 29th or Saturday, January 30th in the afternoon. You will then be invited to stay and see our play.

3. Call us and schedule your own time. We are flexible and can work with you to find the best time for your audition!

Contact Deborah at or 731-352-6414 to sign up.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fall Play Postponed until January

Our fall play, "The Curious Savage" has been postponed until January 2010. Thanks for understanding and we can't wait to see you in January!! Keep an eye out for ticket information.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Curious Savage Cast List

Thank you all so much for your hard work during auditions. This was a very difficult decision due to the incredible talent that each of you display. I am proud of you all and thankful for your commitment and passion for theatre.


The Guests:

Florence - Christa Tatum
Fairy - Cassidy Wilson
Jeff - Brett Blakeman
Hannibal - Nic Tatum
Mrs. Paddy - Brittany Meeks

The Family:

Ethel P. Savage - Faye Taylor
Titus - Seth Segraves
Samuel - Taylor Lawley
Lily Belle - Sandy Nasif

The Staff:

Dr. Emmett - Travis McLeese
Miss Willie - Ellen Hood

Auditions information for the musical will be handed out very soon and auditions for that will be next week.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Welcome to our new Renaissance Theatre Members

Renaissance is proud to welcome our new incoming students!

Erika Blake
Katie Kee
Faye Taylor
Tory Gunn
Logan Pyron
Justin Smolka
Drew Montoya
Jordan Nichols

Congratulations and welcome to Renaissance!!

Friday, July 24, 2009


Renaissance Theatre camp, a 2 week intensive theatre training event, will begin on August 1st on campus at the newly named Bethel University. All of the theatre students will arrive and move into their dorms and apartments on Saturday morning and camp activities will begin that afternoon. Camp involves acting exercises, technical theatre, improvisation, and performance opportunities for the 46 students in the Renaissance Theatre program.

This year's camp will include some new experiences for our students including a 24 hour theatre event, intensive make up workshops, and technicial theatre workshops. The 2 week camp will culminate with our 2nd annual 10 minute play festival. Eleven student directors have been chosen to cast and direct a short 10 minute play. These plays will be presented on the evenings of August 15th and 16th at the Bethel Performing Arts Center in McKenzie. This year, awards will be given for best actor, best actress, best supporting actor/actress, and best overall play. Admission is free to the public.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Renaissance Theatre Announces Fall 2009 Shows

The Renaissance Theatre program at Bethel College has confirmed the shows for the Fall of 2009. The first production will be the endearing and comic play “The Curious Savage” by John Patrick. This play tells the story of the wealthy widow Mrs. Ethel Savage, who has been placed in a sanatorium by her children, determined to get a piece of the wealth that she possesses. While there, Mrs. Savage meets a cast of delightfully odd characters who show her the true value of wealth and happiness. This family comedy reminds us of the virtues of kindness, humility, and generosity that seem lost in a world that is driven by greed and dishonesty. “The Curious Savage” will be performed at the Bethel Performing Arts Center in McKenzie on September 24-27. Thursday through Saturday shows will take place at 7:00 pm, while the Sunday performance will be at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and will be available soon. “The Curious Savage” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

Renaissance Theatre is also delighted to present the musical experience “Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein.” Join us as we celebrate the music of Broadway’s greatest writing team and hear your favorite songs from classic Broadway shows including THE SOUND OF MUSIC, SOUTH PACIFIC, OKLAHOMA!, THE KING AND I, CAROUSEL, and many others. This high energy musical revue will feature fantastic singers and dancers performing some of the most famous songs ever to be sung on stage and screen. You will not want to miss this special event! “Some Enchanted Evening” will be performed on November 5-8 at the Bethel Performing Arts Center. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening performances will take place at 7:00 pm, with matinees scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets will go on sale in October and group rates are available. “Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein” is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatrical:

For information on the Renaissance program, check us out on the Bethel website at or check our blog You can also call our office at 731-352-6445 or 6414.