Roland Bradfute (Lurch)
Roland is happy to be returning to the SAAC stage. A Texas native, he has performed in numerous productions, including Forever Plaid, The Boys Next Door, Cotton Patch Gospel,
Since moving to El Dorado, he has been seen in White Christmas, HMS Pinafore,
and A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol.
Most recently, he had his first film role in the upcoming and locally produced The Boo.
Roland enjoys spending his time off with his wife, Sherri, who shares his love of music, stage, and performing.
Gary Hall (Uncle Fester Addams)
Gary’s acting experience includes 110 in the Shade(HC), Oliver! (Bumble), Les Miserables (Thenardier), Grease (Roger), 1776 (Franklin), Godspell (Jeffery), and Caberet (Emcee) – plus many, many more roles. In addition, Gary formed the Silver Theatre Group for SAAC, and was one of the directors for The Penguin Project.
Hali Pinson (Wednesday Addams)
Hali is so happy to be returning to the Callaway Theater. She was last seen as Lizzie Curry in 110 in the Shade. She is a senior at Southern Arkansas University majoring in Music Theatre. She has played Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, Sonia in Godspell and was in the ensemble for Beauty and the Beast and Seussical.
Zachery Gamet (Lucas Beineke)
Zach Gamet graduated from Texas Christian University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. He has been performing professionally as an actor, singer, dancer, and aerialist for 10 years. Some of his credits include: Tarzan (Father/ Dance Captain), Saturday Night Fever (Double J), Oklahoma (Will Parker), No No Nanette (Billy Early), Seussical; the Musical (Cat in the Hat), The Wizard of OZ (Tinman). He has also worked on a multitude of projects in a variety of venues, such as: Royal Caribbean Cruise lines, Fort Worth Opera, Lyric Stage, North Central Ballet, Moonlight Broadway, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, Dallas Metropolitan Ballet.
Darrin Riley (Mal Beineke)
Darrin is a familiar face for those who attend performances at SAAC. Some of his favorite performances include 110 in the Shade (Noel Curry), Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince), Les Miserables (Grantier), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph). Darrin is employed by the South Arkansas Historical Society.
Felice Scott (Alice Beineke)
Felice is ecstatic to be part of this production of The Addams Family, her debut performance on the SAAC stage. She loves to sing in choirs and has performed at Westminster Abbey and Washington National Cathedral. She also loves to cook and to travel. Felice and her husband, Zac, love to travel to see Grateful Dead shows and are expecting their first child on August 1.
Shannon Lynn Blakely (Courtesan Ancestor)
Shannon is thrilled to be working with the talent of El Dorado! She graduated from East Carolina University with a BFA in Dance Performance. Shannon has danced for cruise lines, Six Flags, Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s “London Rocks”, and, most recently, Tarzan the Musical. She made her feature film debut in Baywatch (2017). She also loves the Cleveland Browns and playing fantasy football.
Stephanie Fussell (Suffragette Ancestor)
Stephanie is thrilled to be in her first SAAC production in The Addams Family. This is not her first time on stage, but it is her first “true” play since a terrible rendition of Cinderella in New York in the eighth grade. Stephanie loves to read, hike, and explore new hobbies. She is a proud eleventh grade teacher at EHS and wants to shout out her students!
Bekah Gunter (Flapper Ancestor)
Bekah is happy to be part of The Addams Family. She has previously had roles in The Crucible (Mary Warren), Into the Woods, Cinderella, and Peter Pan (Wendy), as well as many other roles. She has been taking ballet for six years, and enjoys playing the piano, reading, and meeting new people. She is a homeschool tenth grader who loves being on stage and spending time with her family. She has choreographed three productions.
Moriah Hicks (Singing Ancestor)
Moriah is an El Dorado native. A 2001 graduate of EHS, she received her BA in theatre and mass communications. She is no stranger to the stage, having appeared in Blues in the Night, Seussical the Musical, Southern Girls, Visiting Dr. Green, Masque of the Red Death, For Colored Girls, Home, and the touring production of The Hip Hop Project: Insight to a Generation. Moriah is thrilled to be back on SAAC’s stage. Enjoy the show!
Elizabeth Phillips (First Lady Ancestor)
Betsy, 16, is enthusiastic about returning to the SAAC stage for The Addams Family. The self-taught junior enjoys knitting, art, hanging out at PJ’s, and taking classes at SouthArk. She has previously performed in the SAAC productions of Twelfth Night, 110 in the Shade, White Christmas, and Oliver! She has also performed in Into the Woods and The Crucible, as well as many youth plays and community choirs.
Clayton Bolding (Caveman Ancestor)
For some reason, they keep letting this kid in. Clayton is a theatrical jack-of-all-trades: actor, playwright, clown, swordsman, graphic artist, good Samaritan; you name it, he’s done it. He is the vice-president of Thespian Troupe 42 and a regular presence on the stages at SAAC and EHS. Clayton is thrilled to make his singing debut in The Addams Family.
Josie Denson (Pilgrim Ancestor)
Josie is a sixteen year old homeschool student. She enjoys music, acting, and dancing. She has performed in many plays and musicals, including Miracle on 34th Street and The Wizard of Oz. She takes ballet classes at SAAC and has performed in many ballets. She will join the cast of Disney’s The Jungle Book as a dancer.
Brandon Wallace (Roman Soldier Ancestor)
Brandon is excited to return to the SAAC stage for his third production. After performing in The Wizard of Oz at Southern Arkansas University, Brandon has become addicted to being on stage! His previous performances in the Callaway Theater include 110 in the Shade and Frankenstein. He enjoys writing and performing music in his spare time.
Deondre Jackson (Sailor Ancestor)
Deondre has appeared on the SAAC stage in Miracle on 34th Street (Prosecuting Attorney) and Lend Me a Tenor (Mr. Saunders). He is employed by Walmart.