Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR - July 28 - July 30, 2021

West Classical Academy

 Crew Who's Who 

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    Lynn Kenny Richards


    Lynn is a professional stage & screen actor who, after earning her MFA in Acting from Regent University, worked for several years in NYC, focusing on original theatrical works. She directed projects and originated roles that were later published by Samuel French and Martin Denton’s Plays and Playwrights anthology of new works. Lynn’s film credits include features such as Richard Kelly’s The Box and Judges by Stephen Patrick Walker. Lynn served for several years as one of two Drama Directors at Spring Branch Community Church and as a teacher with Regent Summer Theatre Camps and Theatrix. She was recently seen as Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble in A Christmas Carol at Virginia Stage Company and as Margot in Tidewater Stage’s production of Dial ‘M’ For Murder. Lynn is the CEO/Co-Founder of Rich Theatre with her husband Jason. Together, they have 3 adorable boys.

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    Jill Szoo Wilson


    Miss Jill has spent her professional career on stage, on camera, and in the classroom. She graduated from Regent University in 2006 (along with Miss Lynn!) with her MFA in Acting and Directing for Theatre. From there she spent the next 14 years playing on professional stages in Kansas City, MO, acting in over 20 television commercials, and teaching Theatre and Communication classes at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) and the University of Central Missouri (UCM). Since arriving in Virginia Beach last summer, she has had the pleasure of teaching Communication courses at Regent University and teaching Acting at Rich STUDIO. Jill would like to thank her Rich Theatre students for being brave, creative, and making her laugh every single day!

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