Cast & Team
KENDALL ANNE THOMPSON- LIZZIE
Kendall Anne Thompson is thrilled to be collaborating with such a wonderful group of artists and perform this piece and perform with Second Fiddle Productions. Previous credits include: RENT (Maureen) with Lyric Arts; Radio Man, Baby Case, Working Boys Band, and This Side of Paradise with History Theatre; Oliver! (Nancy) and 9 to 5: The Musical (Doralee) with Minnetonka Theatre; Spring Awakening (Ilse), Romeo & Juliet (Mercutio/Lady Capulet), The Sound of Music (Maria), Hamlet (Ophelia) with Roxy Regional Theatre. She is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory Musical Theatre program. Thank you to friends, family, and teachers for their love and support! www.kendallannethompson.com
She is inspired by the many ways the arts can tell our story. Celebrating the things that make us different and the ways in which we are all alike.
RUTHIE BAKER- PAM
Ruthie Baker is the founder of Second Fiddle Productions and is delighted to be sharing the stage with such wonderful people!
Ruthie has been seen at various theatres around the Twin Cities including the History Theatre, the Guthrie Theatre, Plymouth Playhouse, Ordway Extras and the Minneapolis Theatre Garage.
She is inspired by great storytellers, positive attitudes and seeing people connect with their possibility!
For more info please visit: www.ruthiebaker.com
TERRI PARKER BROWN- ARLENE
Teri Parker Brown is was most recently seen in MAME at Arts on 7 in Minnetonka where she will reprise the role again in December. She is thrilled to be appearing in Second Fiddle’s reading of BABY. Other credits include: History Theater The Incredible Season of Ronnie Rabinovitz Chanhassen Theaters: Bye Bye Birdie, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miz, Annie, State Fair, Brigadoon, Taffetas, Patsy, Midlife the Crisis Musical and many others; Ordway/ The Buddy Holly Story, The Wizard of Oz; Old Log/ Dixie Swim Club; Children’s Theater/ Honk, The Grinch, Annie; The MN Fringe Festival/ A Certain Age; Illusion Theater/ Love and Marriage. Teri is also a successful on camera and voiceover artist. You may have heard her voice on TV and radio for BigLots, Medifast and others. Best role of all, Mom to Audrey, Max and Everett.
BRYAN PORTER - DANNY
Bryan Porter has been seen at Guthrie Theater/Walking Shadow The Three Musketeers, Park Square Theatre The Diary of Anne Frank, Ten Ten Films The Public Domain, Ordway CenterGershwin Songbook Series, History Theatre Christmas of Swing, Penumbra Theatre Technically Love, Park Square Theatre Sherlock Holmes and Alan Berks and Co. Six Characters… Bryan has also worked on numerous films including "Dear White People" and "The Public Domain".
"Theater is as much an escape for me as it (hopefully) is for the audience. I love getting lost in the stories and character of others- often being more absurd, brutal, hilarious and endearing than whatever else is cluttering up my day. Sharing in these stories is the supreme joy of my life."
BEN WAGNER PROF. WEISS
Ben is a stage actor and singer originally from the Twin Cities region and is thrilled to be making his Second Fiddle debut. Recent Local performance credits include roles with the Children's Theatre Company, The MN Opera, the History Theatre, Public Theatre of MN and eight months in the hit TC smash "Bye Bye Liver." He has also served as a music director for the History Theatre's touring production of "Tales Across the MN Trail," taught as a faculty member of the Children's Theatre Company, Young Artist Initiative and the Youth Performance Company and was recently the 2013 Guest Artist in Residence at the St Olaf Summer Musical Theatre Intensive and the 2013 Artistic Director of the Safari Search Theatre Arts Program out of Brooklyn Center.
What inspires Ben the most would be the beauty of music, and the constant evolution and development of the human voice.
DAVID BEUKEMA - NICK
David Beukema is a Twin Cities actor and is honored to be asked to join Second Fiddle for this production! He has been seen in the Twin Cities with Park Square Theatre, Bloomington Civic Theatre, Girl Friday Productions, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Theatre Pro Rata, Theatre In the Round, Frank Theatre, and many others. A graduate of Otterbein College, David has also appeared on stages across the country, in Ohio, New York, and New Hampshire. Next summer, he will be part of Girl Friday Productions' production of The Matchmaker on the brand new Andy Boss Thrust Stage at Park Square Theatre. Many thanks to Ruthie for this opportunity and for creating a space to revive wonderful unsung musicals!
KYM CHAMBERS - NURSE
KYM CHAMBERS OTTO National Tours: Cats (Jellylorum), Wizard of Oz (u/s Wicked Witch), Cinderella (Queen). Theater: KC Starlight: Sound of Music, Anything Goes, Wizard of Oz, KC Rep: Cabaret, Ordway CPA: Cinderella (u/s Stepmother, Queen), Joseph..., Contemporary Songbook, Bushnell CPA: The Music Man starring Shirley Jones, Forestburgh Playhouse: Mame (Gooch) NSMT: Camelot, History Theatre: Baby Case, Chanhassen DT: Joseph..., 42nd St, Oklahoma!, Old Log: Elves and the Shoemaker. Nautilus Music Theater. Training: M.A. NYU, B.A. St. Olaf College. Thanks to all of you who continue to support the Arts! LYBT Otto. AEA since 2005.
TERRY LYNN CARLSON - ALAN
Terry Lynn Carlson worked in the Performing Arts for more than 35 years as an Actor-
Singer-Dancer, Director, Producer, Administrator and Designer. His work has been seen
in over 150 productions in places such as; The Ordway Music Theatre, Chanhassen
Theatres, Minnesota Opera, The Old Log Theatre, History Theatre, Nautilus Music
Theatre and The Children’s Theatre. National Tours include Moon Over Buffalo, The Last
of the Red Hot Lovers and The Sunshine Boys. Mr. Carlson was the Artistic Director of
The Minnesota Festival Theatre, the Paul Bunyan Playhouse and Executive Director of
the Bloomington Civic Theatre. He also served as Artistic Associate with the Southwest
Theatre Project, New Plays Inc and ARTisphere Theatre. Terry Lynn has been a member
of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA for more than 30 years. He majored in
Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of Minnesota and The Bernstein School in
Los Angeles, CA. A Minnesota native, he is based in Minneapolis with his partner,
Actress/Choreographer Elizabeth M. Desotelle and is the proud father of four.
SHELLI PLACE - DOCTOR
Shelli Place – Shelli has returned to acting after a nearly a decade of producing/directing corporate awards, fashion shows and red carpet events. Her Minnesota debut was the popular 2013 Fringe Festival’s “A Certain Age”, followed by “Two Weekends” at the Playwright’s Center. A long time member of AEA/SAG/AFTRA, theater credits include King Lear (Regan), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Mae), Mary Stuart (Mary), Twelfth Night (Viola), The Importance of Being Earnest (Gwendolyn) and musicals How to Succeed… Fiorello and Company Tours include Closer than Ever, A My Name is Alice , Man of La Mancha , Play it again Sam, Geroge M, and Room Service. TV and film credits: 3rd Rock from the Sun, Miyasaki’s Animated Classic – The Crimson Pig (English Version) and the cult horror film Party Line. Shelli loves living in such a vibrant theatrical community where she has directed Over the River and Through The Woods and 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche for Theater NOW and Lives of the Great Waitresses for Theater Unbound. She feels fortunate to be a part of the Actor’s Workout with Raye Birk at the Guthrie.
What inspires me: "People who have pride everyday in what they do, who never give up and help those in the process, who are true to themselves and are willing to prove their worth over and over again no matter what the outcome and take defeat or success with grace."
ERIC HEIMSOTH - DEAN WEBBER
Eric is originally from Grinnell, Iowa and graduated from St. Olaf College with a degree in theatre and a concentration in womens studies. Since moving to Minneapolis, he has been fortunate enough to perform with several theatres in the Twin Cities, from The Jungle and Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis, to the History Theatre in St. Paul. He hopes to continue working in the Twin Cities area as an actor/singer/performer.
Eric was also a percussionist in both the St. Olaf Orchestra and the Grinnell College Percussion Ensemble, as well as an active member of the St. Olaf Club Cycling Team. In his free time he enjoys competing in triathlons. He recently completed his second Ironman in Panama City Beach, Florida.
ROB GOUDY - DIRECTOR
As a freelance director, dramaturg, and stage manager, Rob has worked with the Guthrie, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, the Children’s Theatre, Bloomington Civic Theatre, Gremlin Theatre, Theatre in the Round, and the Minnesota Fringe. Upcoming projects include Other Desert Cities at Bloomington Civic Theatre.
Inspiration: The great imagination pioneers like J.M. Barrie, Roald Dahl, and Madeleine L’Engle and current theater visionaries who tend the flame like John Doyle, Emma Rice and Edward Hall.
NIC DELCAMBRE - MUSIC DIRECTOR
Nic Delcambre is a Twin Cities composer, keyboardist, and actor who is proud to be Music Directing his third Second Fiddle Production. His stage credits include Casting Spells Production's Disenchanted (Piano/Band Leader), The History Theatre's Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (Piano), The Christmas Schooner (Barclay), 1968 (Piano/Band Leader), MSCM Theatre's Hair (Music Director/Piano), Assassins (Charles Guiteau), Working (UPS Man/Trucker), WCT's The Music Man (Music Director/Harold Hill) Into the Woods (Cinderella's Prince), The Drowsy Chaperone (Feldzieg) and many others. In addition to creating and Music Directing new works for The Producing House at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Nic has composed and scored a number of short and feature length films, including Maxwell Freduenthal’s Undone, a feature-length musical which won the Audience Choice Award at the OUT Twin Cities film festival. Nic has played keyboards for the hit 80's rock sing-a-long Power Balladz and was recently in The History Theatre Working Boys Band. He can be seen in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the History Theatre.
What inspires me: Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper… wait… that’s a different thing.