Frozen Jr. - September 12 - September 14, 2019

Byron Nelson HS

 The Creative Team 

Wendy Bramlett (Director)

Wendy has enjoyed being in and directing theatre for the last 30 years. She is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University in Denton, where she worked in the theatre, music and dance departments, graduating with a B.A. in Acting. Since then she has had the opportunity to work extensively in the area. Among her favorite roles: Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors, Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest and Gotchling in Bright Room Called Day for which she won a National Irene Ryan Award. Ms. Bramlett is the 2013 winner of the North Texas Drama Teacher of the Year Award.  Ms. Bramlett enjoys being a part of the award-winning BNHS Theatre Department and is excited to see what this year holds!  She would like to give a special thank you to all of the student crew heads, for their hard work and dedication and to the Dream Team…we’ve done it again!!!


Katherine Engle (Music Director)

Katherine Engle is in her fifth year as the associate choir director at Byron Nelson High School and her fourth year of directing music for the Northwest ISD Districtwide middle school musical. She has enjoyed directing vocals for The Drowsy Chaperone, The Addams Family, Thoroughly Modern Millie, South Pacific, Mary Poppins, and the NISD Middle School Musicals Disney’s Mary Poppins Jr., Beauty and the Beast Jr., and Lion King Jr. In 2018, Ms. Engle was part of the duo that won the Best Musical Direction Award in the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards. Katherine Engle earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Oklahoma State University and finished her Master of Music Education degree this summer at the University of North Texas. She would like to give a special thank you to all of the students involved in this production, her awesome colleagues, and the NISD administration for all of their hard work and dedication to making Disney’s Frozen Jr. incredible.


James Hammer (Technical Director)

Mr. Hammer has been part of the award-winning production team here at Byron Nelson since 2011. He loves providing hands-on learning opportunities for the passionate young students who want to create this magic on the stage. He's thankful for his wife, Christy, his family, and the opportunity to create a bit of this stage magic himself. This production has over a dozen middle school students serving in a variety of technical roles, including set crew, props, sound, lights, costumes, and makeup. Thanks to all these students for being committed to this work since we first started to build the set in July! You’ve all done a great job!


Sam Howard (Choreographer)

Sam  has choreographed NISD’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. and Mary Poppins Jr. as well as The Drowsy Chaperone along with assisting Vincent Donato in the choreography of Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Addams Family. Sam has had an enlightening experience working with the cast and is extremely proud of all dedication they have put into this production. Sam is extremely grateful for the opportunities this department has given her and hopes to continue working with the wonderful directors involved in the creation of this production.


Nkechi Moweta (Student Director)

Nkechi is so excited to be apart of this production as a student director. She was previously the head of the costume and makeup crew for last year's Middle School Musical, Mary Poppins, Jr.  Nkechi has found joy working with these amazing kids and watching them grow through this experience. Nkechi would like to thank her other student director for this show, Collette, for working so hard alongside her. She would also like to thank her family and her amazing directors Mr. Hammer, Ms. Engle, and Ms. Bramlett for allowing her to work in this new capacity.


Collette Gorman (Student Director)

Collette is extremely honored to be able to student direct this year's production of Frozen, Jr.! Her first time directing has allowed her to experience a whole new side to the theatrical world. She wants to thank Ms. Bramlett and Ms. Engle for all of their hard work and dedication to the department, which is truly inspiring. The whole process has been overwhelmingly rewarding and something she will cherish forever.


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