Beauty and the Beast – 2019

Performances – October 24, 25, 26, 2019 – Photo Gallery Below

“Beauty and the Beast” 2019

Mark Hennessy, Director.
 Mark was born and raised in the NYC metro area, trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and has worked on more than 150 theatrical productions as an actor, director, artistic director and producer in NY, LA, SF and Colorado. Directing credits include such musicals as Godspell, Singin’ in the Rain and Working, and plays ranging from Shakespeare (The Merry Wives of Windsor) to Shanley (Doubt). Mark is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and EQUITY.

Sheldon Pickering, Musical Director. Playing piano since age 6, music has brought Sheldon immense joy, and he feels fortunate to share that joy with his fans around the globe. He has released 5 albums to date, including his latest album, Blessed Assurance, which he released this past April, putting a New Age spin on traditional hymnals and spirituals. Sheldon currently resides in New Mexico with his wife and five children. He considers himself extremely blessed to have been able to return the priceless gift of adoption to two of his children. Alongside his family and musical endeavors, Sheldon is dedicated to advocating for oppressed communities, motivational speaking, and counseling small business owners.


Jason Celaya, Choreographer.  Jason returns to Pinedale Community Theater for his 4th show after choreographing Oklahoma, Oliver, and Guys and Dolls. He has choreographed hundreds of shows and productions all over the country and loves to come back to Pinedale to work with everyone here in Wyoming! In addition to theater, his work can be seen on film and tv, including commercials for Ford, Fanta, NordicTrac, Marriott Hotels, HTC, and Canon. He has choreographed on America’s Got Talent and works regularly with dance teams in the NBA. To the cast, “just keep dancing”! @jasonmdt 

Stasia Hamilton, Choreographer. Stacia is the founder, owner, and instructor of WYLD Dance Company. Stasia grew up dancing in Riverton Wyoming. She began dancing at the age of 7. During her young years as a dancer, she traveled for dance to Colorado, California,  Nevada, Montana, and New York. She participated in dance competitions winning numerous awards and recognition’s. After graduating high school she went on to dance in college. While in college she had the opportunity to learn from many outstanding dance professors from around the world. She was a part of a collegiate level dance company and went on tour taking master classes and performing. During this time she learned from some of the most prestigious dance companies and choreographers of today. Some of these companies include Ballet West, Odyssey Dance Company, Elisa Monte Dance Company, Eugene Ballet, Hubbard Street 2, and Martha Graham Dance Company. Stasia graduated with her Degree in dance in 2011. She later continued her education and graduated from the University of Wyoming with honors in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Early Childhood and obtained her Wyoming State Teaching Credential.  Stasia absolutely loves kids of all ages and so in 2011 she began teaching dance at a competitive studio in Riverton, Wyoming and continued teaching dance classes until she moved to Pinedale in 2017. She is currently the WWCC GEAR UP Outreach Specialist and a full time mom of two young boys. She is so excited to share the beautiful art of dance to all the community

Valerie Lee, Board President, Artistic Director – Val has lived her music for over 50 years as a performer, musical director, conductor and composer/arranger.  From soloing with her church choir in a live radio broadcast in Rock Springs, Wyoming at age 10 to standing on the stage in the PHS Auditorium introducing the inaugural performance of Pinedale Theatre Company’s (PTC) Sound of Music in 2008, Val’s musical life is rich and diverse in it’s scope.  It’s reported Val sang before she talked and even today singing takes precedence.  Currently, she is the Artistic Director of PTC, Director of Sisters of the Heart, a women’s threshold choir, founder and Director of Voices 8, and Managing Director of Pinedale Festival Choir that partners with Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir in Jackson every 2 years in support of Val’s outreach program “Arts Supporting Arts in Wyoming”. Professional credits include soloing with Aspen Music Festival Opera program and Opera Colorado in Denver.  Val worked as a performer, dancer, and manager at the Crystal Palace Dinner Theatre for 10 years in Aspen. In her spare time Val travels the world with her sweetheart Dr. Edwin Vodak.

Kari DeWitt, Producing Director/House Manager – Kari DeWitt has worked backstage in theaters since high school. Originally, from Colorado Springs, she went to college in Ohio majoring in Theatre Production and Design. After graduation she moved to New York City where she worked off-Broadway for 5 years. She did the majority of her work in stage lighting at The Public Theatre and Playwrights Horizons. Her very first job in New York was to spotlight Christopher Walken in the musical The Dead.  After 5 very exciting years in New York, she moved back home to Colorado Springs in 2003. There she worked for 8 years at Theatreworks, a professional theatre company based out of the University of Colorado. At Theatreworks she stage managed productions and taught backstage theatre practicums for the theatre department. Her final two years there she was promoted to Producing Director, managing a season of 8 shows a year. She moved to Pinedale in 2011 with her husband (who went to high school in Pinedale) and their baby daughter, and now has three wonderful children. She currently works as the Pinedale Fine Arts Council (PFAC) Executive Director and is thrilled to join such a dynamic group on the Pinedale Theatre Company Board.

David Rice, Sound Design Engineer – has come from Jackson to lend us his expertise which has been much appreciated by both performers and audiences of music theatre. He is the front of the house sound engineer for Music on Main, Jackson Hole Live! and the Pinedale Fine Arts Council. Dave engineered sound for Pinedale Theatre Company’s Guys and Dolls, Pinedale Sings the Best of Broadway, Oklahoma, and Oliver. Dave currently works for Hughs Productions in Jackson, Wyoming.

Doug Vogel, Lighting Design Director, Doug’s career started when his older brother and handed over his job of lighting school plays. As a student at the University of Wisconsin, he was lucky enough to study with Gilbert Helmsley. Doug moved to Jackson Hole in 1990 and has been the lighting director at the Center for the Arts since 2007, and is happy to be back in Pinedale where he has been the visiting lighting technician for 24 years.

Madeline Robicheaux, Stage Manager, Madeline serves on the Board of the PTC. Her love for the arts started young and continued through high school where she was involved with her hometown’s production of Annie and The Foreigner, and was also in her church choir. she has a BA in Public Relations and Consumer Secience from the University of Houston and is currently a student at Escoffier Culinary Institute. Madeline has lived in Pinedale for the past three summers and is excited to be a permanent resident and a permanent fixture in Pinedale Theatre.

Patrick Rookus, Auditorium Director, Patrick moved to Pinedale from California in 2009. He was hired by SCSD #1 as the Auditorium Manager and Technology Facilitator in 2010. He has worked hand-in-hand with PTC and the PFAC on various productions including the King and I, Guys and Dolls, Oliver, and now Beauty and the Beast. He burned the midnight oil to bring this show to you.

Sharron Ziegler, Set Design Director

Elaine Crumply, Props Director

Ashley Barton, Hair and Makeup Director

Cast Overview:

  • Belle – Adrianna Ruby
  • Beast – Cody Daigle
  • Gaston – Justin Smith
  • Lumiere – Scott Kosiba
  • Cogs worth – Ian McCusker
  • Mrs. Potts – Lorie Loftus
  • Babette – Lillian Palmer
  • Madame LaGrange – Ashley Barton
  • Chip – Molly Jean
  • Maurice – Aaron Preece
  • Lefou – Landon Preece
  • Monsieur D’Arque – Curt Haws
  • Enchantress – Stasia Hamilton
  • Young Prince/Ensemble – Corban Woolstenhulme
  • Silly Girl 1/Ensemble – Preslie Simkins
  • Silly Girl 2/Ensemble – Sydney Wise
  • Silly Girl 3/Ensemble – Miriam Avila
  • Madame LaGrange Understudy – Kellie Woolstenhulme
  • Ensemble – Abby Scanlon
  • Ensemble – Dean Loftus
  • Ensemble – Ellie Brown
  • Ensemble – Emily Paravicini
  • Ensemble – Greg Allen
  • Ensemble – Hannah Kaiser
  • Ensemble – Isaac Best
  • Ensemble – Jenn Burton
  • Ensemble – Katharina Best
  • Ensemble – Kim Buchanan
  • Ensemble – Kirsten Klaren
  • Ensemble – Leslie Hagenstein
  • Ensemble – Mae Orm
  • Ensemble – Matt Daniels
  • Ensemble – Olivia Best
  • Ensemble – Sabrina Donaldson
  • Ensemble – Shawn Buchanan
  • Ensemble – Shyla Orders
  • Ensemble – Thane Daniels
  • Ensemble – Toby Allen
  • Ensemble – Travis Donaldson

Auditions – “Beauty and the Beast”