Footloose the Musical - July 13 - July 28, 2018

Robertson County Players


Cooper Atkins (Chuck Cranston/Teen Ensemble) - Cooper is a graduate from Station Camp High School where he was heavily involved in the theatre department.  He played such parts as Alvaro Mangiacavallo in The Rose Tattoo and Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages.  He has done a number of shows with Actor's Point Theatre Company including The Hunchback of Notre DameMy Fair Lady, and The Little Mermaid.  Adkins attends Volunteer State Community College where he studies theatre and has been a part of the shows California SuiteBig Bad, and Who Murdered Who?  This is his first show with the RCP and he is very excited to be a part of Footloose.


Rebecca Ashworth (Teen Ensemble) - Rebecca is thrilled to be a part of RCP's Footloose as a member of the ensemble. She has been in many plays and musicals at University School of Nashville with Bakari King, and is now branching out to community theater through RCP.  This is her fourth show with the RCP;  Past shows include Seussical KIDS!Anne of Green Gables, and Beauty and the Beast, Jr. Rebecca is looking forward to many more shows with the Players!


Keri Avaritt (Principal Clark) - Kari has been a teacher with Robertson County Schools for the past 10 years.  After working backstage with Beauty and the Beast, Jr. and being the co-sponsor of the Epic Players' production of Mulan, Jr., she finally decided to take her chance on the stage.  She feels so blessed to be working with such an amazing and caring group of castmates. 


Hannah Ballentine (Teen Ensemble) - Hannah is an upcoming freshman at Goodpasture Christian School and is excited to perform her ninth show with the RCP.  Hannah found her love for theatre in second grade and has not stopped performing since.  Her most recent shows with RCP are Beauty and the Beast, Jr., and Little Women.  She also enjoys singing with the Willow Oak Chorale and participating in church events.  Hannah hopes you enjoy the show as much as she does!


Christian Bare  (Ren McCormack) - C. James Bare is extremely excited to be working with The Robertson County Players for the first time! He has performed in numerous venues with several companies across Tennessee and California, including The Arts Center of Cannon County, Cookeville Performing Arts Center, Actor's Pointe Theatre Company, and many more!  His most recent credits include Lloyd in Mud, Aaron in First Date, and touring with The Young Americans in Japan!  He'd like to thank everyone here with the RCP, cast and crew, for welcoming him with open arms and giving him the opportunity to work with this amazing cast! Break a leg, everyone! 


Jennifer Bennett (Adult Ensemble) - Jennifer is a wife and mother to two teenage daughters and a six-year-old son.  She is grateful for the opportunity to rekindle a love of theater from her high school days.  Favorite past roles include Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof, and a Pick-a-Little Lady in The Music Man.  She would like to thank everyone who has supported and encouraged her in being a part of this show.  As an added bonus, Jennifer gets to share the experience with her daughter, Morgan.  "When your 14-year-old asks you to do something, you just might end up on stage for the first time in 21 years!" 


Morgan Bennett (Teen Ensemble) - Morgan is an upcoming Sophomor at White House Heritage High School and has a love of all things drama.  Her past roles include Mrs. Beauregarde in Willy Wonka, Jr., the Bookseller in Beauty and the Beast, Jr., and both Ginette & Glory in Almost Maine. She also recently had the opportunity to be a counselor for RCP's Cinderella Kids Camp.  Morgan is excited about the new friends she has made as part of the cast of Footloose and can't wait to see everyone's hard work pay off.  She would like to thank her parents for supporting her in following her dreams. 


Seth Brown (Willard Hewitt) - Seth is thrilled to be Assistant Directing and reprising his role as Willard in Footloose the Musical! Some of his other favorite roles include Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Ethan in The Full Monty, Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd, Younger Brother in Ragtime, and many more.  He was also recently a part of the original Broadway cast recording of Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812.


Sadie Collins (Adult Ensemble) - Sadie is a senior at Sycamore High School.  She first became interested in acting during her freshman year when she was cast as Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew.  Since 2016, she has been involved in various productions such as Lady DraculaThe Importance of being EarnestLittle Women, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.  After graduation Sadie plans to study theatre at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  She is immeasurably thankful to her parents for their constant support and less thankful for her two brothers who always know how to check her ego.  Footloose is her first production with the RCP.


Easton Curtis (Chuck Cranston/Teen Ensemble) - Easton is a performer, recording artist, and producer, and he's glad to be making his RCP debut with this production. He will soon be a freshman at Lipscomb University to obtain a BFA in musical theatre.  Recent credits include Jack Frost, Cirque Dreams Holidaze (National Tour), The Mayor in The Barefeoot...Ward (Theater Bug), and Bobby Strong in Uptown (Street Theatre Co.).  Easton frequently records for MTI and Tams-Witmark in their reference tracks and can be heard as Aladdin (Aladdin Jr.), Tony (West Side Story: SE), and Elmer (Newsies). Easton is the founder and Artistic Director of CoPlayers Theatre:, and is also passionate about graphic design, pasta, marketing, aprendiendo su idoma favorita (español), and coffee.  He wishes to thank his friends and family for their constant love and support; to God be the glory forever and ever. Romans 15:7


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