Bright Star - January 08 - January 10, 2021

East Dallas Arts

 Who's Who 

  • Payton Reeves head shot

    Payton Reeves

    as Alice Murphy

    Payton is thrilled to be a part of her second production with East Dallas Arts. Payton graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2019 with a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance. Prior to graduating, Payton signed with Carson-Adler Agency and lived in New York City for a year. Payton’s recent credits include: Ruth in Wonderful Town, Mistress Ford in Merry Wives of Windsor, and Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher. She also appeared as an extra on the Food Network’s television series Beat Bobby Flay and Girl Scout Cookie Championship. Payton would love to thank East Dallas Arts for allowing her this wonderful opportunity to perform again (especially in the middle of a pandemic). She would also love to thank her cast and crew for being so kind and wonderful to work with, and her family and husband for always supporting her in her dreams! Enjoy the show! 

  • Walker Ucherek head shot

    Walker Ucherek

    as Billy Cane

    Walker has most recently attended Oklahoma City University, where he was double majoring in Musical Theater and Vocal Performance. His last performance was in Pippin for OCU's student-directed company, STRIPPED. He is so excited for this opportunity to get to perform again with East Dallas Arts. He would like to thank the incredible cast and crew of Bright Star for all their love and support!

  • Gideon Ethridge head shot

    Gideon Ethridge

    as Jimmy Ray Dobbs

    Gideon is a freelance Actor/Singer/Guitarist in the DFW area as well as a sophomore in the Dallas College system. Gideon has been seen in Spring Awakening (Moritz) at East Dallas Arts, West Side Story (Tony) at Stolen Shakespeare's Guild, Next To Normal (Gabe) at Music Theatre Denton, Greece-Staged Reading (Orpheus) at Imprint Theatreworks, Les Miserables (Jean Valjean) at Dallas Young Artists, American Idiot (St. Jimmy) at Junior Players, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (J. Pierpont Finch) at Garland High School, Hope In The Heartland-Original Cast (Norman) at S.T.A.G.E, and in The Drowsy Chaperone (Ensemble) at The Firehouse Theatre. He’d like to thank his family and girlfriend for supporting him, as well as the EDA creative team for finding a way to do theatre again safely. He hopes you all enjoy the show! Gideon is also on social media, find him on Facebook and on Instagram: @gideonethridge

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