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Port Lavaca, Texas

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Steve Bales is employed by Formosa and a very proud grandpa of five! Steve is the recipient of the 1999 PLMST Best Supporting Actor Award for his portrayal of the villain Stafford Blackman in the musical melodrama No, No A Million Times, No!, and he received the 2001 Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in Over The River and Through the Woods. In addition to periodically performing with the PLMST, Steve is an active member of the Calhoun County Civic Choir. Other PLMST performances include Pirates of Port Lavaca, The Heiress, Camp Christmas I & II, Meet Me in St Louis, Heaven Can Wait, Curious Savage, Scapino, Moon Over Buffalo, Our Town, Over The River and Through the Woods(2001), Deadwood Dick, Face on the Barroom Floor, Bottoms Up, Barefoot in the Park, Dirty Work at the Crossroads, Daddy’s Dyin’  All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (2011) and Over the River and through the Woods (2009).

Ken Barnes, in his other life, is a Mechanical Designer at G&W Engineers in Port Lavaca. He is father to Ryan (14), Dylan (12), Clinton (11), and Zoe (4). Ken is past Vice-chairman of the PLMST Board of Directors, and brings a long history of production experience into his shows. A few of his many MST acting roles include The Foreigner, Texas Tacky, Faith County II, Godspell, The Glass Menagerie, Plaza Suite, It could be any one of us, and Everyone Loves Opal. Directing Credits include Moon Over Buffalo, Faith County,  No, No, A Million Times No, Our Town, and Making A Killing. Ken has also worked as stage manager or lighting technician for many past MST productions. Long time MST audiences will remember him as Director and Actor in Scapino! way back in 1996 and again in 2002. Ken also appeared under his own direction in 2001's The Odd Couple. Ken was awarded the 1999 Best Actor award for his portrayal of Roy Hubley in Plaza Suite and again in 2002 for Scapino!

Ronny Best is a Port Lavaca native and an Foreman at Calhoun County Pct No. 2. Previous shows include: The Pirates of Port Lavaca, Everybody Loves Opal, Harvey, The Odd Couple, Faith County II, Scapino! (2002), Bottoms Up!, Deadwood Dick, Sorry Wrong Chimney, Rumors, Face on the Barroom Floor,The Odd Couple (Female Version), Dirty Work at the Crossroads, Daddy’s Dyin , Kitchen Witches, Ghost of a Chance , Greater Tuna, A good, Old  Fashioned, Redneck, Country Christmas, Noises Off, and A Company of Wayward Saints. Ronny received the  Best Supporting Actor Awards for his performances in  Faith County II (2002), Face on the Barroom Floor (2006), Daddy’s Dyin’ (2007) Greater Tuna (2008).

Pam Causey recently moved to Port Lavaca from Granbury, TX with her husband, Kenneth. They have one son and will be new grandparents in January. She is employed by the City of Port Lavaca, where she met Jody Weaver who got her interested in trying out for MainStreet Theatre. Faith County II was her debut performance with MainStreet and her first performance since high school.

Mark Daigle is the Chief Deputy for the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office. Mark enjoys fishing, golfing, and spending time with his wife Pat and their sons Clay and Logan. PLMST performances include Cheaper By the Dozen, Best Laid Plans, A Bad Year for Tomatoes, and Harvey. Mark was awarded the 2000 season Best Supporting Actor award for his role of Piney in A Bad Year for Tomatoes.

Crystal Dawdy (Crystal) �Crystal is making her debut on the MST stage.in All I Really Need To Know I learned In Kindergarten.

She has been employed as a Choir Director for past 3 years in Calhoun County.

She is a proud mother to two daschunds, Mollie Abigail and Rufus MacDoodlebug Dawdy. She graduated from SWT in 1995 with a Bachelor of Music Education. She began her teaching career in Calhoun County where she grew up. She teaches choir at Travis Middle School and assists at CHS. She also teaches music at Port O�Connor Elementary and Point Comfort Elementary. Her past theatre experience has been at SWT where she performed scenes from Little Shop of Horrors, Les Mis, West Side Story, Oklahoma, and Guys and Dolls.

 

Kyle Boyd-Robertson is from Port Lavaca. He and his wife Paula have two children, Steven and Kayla. He was first seen on the PLMST stage in The Nerd and  has since played several parts in his church Drama Group. He and His wife run several Internet businesses. His passions are Collecting Postcards and Historic Texas Documents and meeting new people. His other performances at PLMST include On Golden Pond , Ghost of a Chance, Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot-Sue meet the Dirty Dan Gang, It could be any one of us, Noises Off, and The Odd Couple (Female Version).

Paula Boyd-Robertson has adopted Port Lavaca as her own town after moving here with her husband, and fellow actor Kile Boyd-Robertson. She was first seen on the PLMST stage in The Nerd. She has assisted in many of the Children’s productions that her daughter Kayla was in and is active in her Church Drama Group. Her passions are , Reading, Collecting Giraffes and Vintage Hats. Her other performances at PLMST include On Golden Pond , Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot-Sue meet the Dirty Dan Gang,  The Odd Couple (Female Version) and Seven Nuns at Las Vegas.

 

Steve Branch  describes himself as a pharmacist, a fisherman, and a part-time cowboy. He is originally from Woodville, Texas and moved to Port Lavaca in 1992. Steve is the owner of The Prescription Shop here in Port Lavaca. Steve made his debut performance with PLMST in The Nerd.  He enjoys bird hunting, fishing from the “Lucky You,” scuba diving on tropical islands in the Caribbean, Cuban cigars, and the laughter of good friends.

Dylan Barnes is the son of fellow actor Ken Barns. Dylan enjoys acting and has appeared in several plays at the First United Methodist Church. Although The Nerd is his first performance in a regular season production. Dylan has appeared in several PLMST children’s plays including The Wizard of OZ, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and James and the Giant Peach.

Adam Beard was active in the schools drama department and has performed in two of the school’s productions, Hubba Hubba and Dracula. Adam is also an adult Scout Leader with Troop #243 and # 361. Adam achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and strives to get more boys involved in scouting. Adam is very energetic and adventurous and loves the outdoors. On Golden Pond was Adam’s first performance on the PLMST stage.

Jacquelyn Campbell has grown up in the PLMST children’s theatre starting at age 8. She received the 2001 Best Actress Award for her role as Alice in Alice in Wonderland. She was active in theatre at CHS and is now attending Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas. Previous performances at PLMST (other than children’s theatre include Face on the Barroom Floor, I Ought to be in Pictures, and Dirty Work at the Crossroads.

Toi Dowell moved to Port Lavaca in 1998 after marring Chipper Dowell. They have one daughter Darbi. Toi was raised in San Antonio and after graduation she attended UT at Austin. She later trained as a court stenographer and has been working as the Calhoun Court at Law No. 1 official court reporter. Having love for the arts, she was involved in theatre in High school and while at UT. She received the Best Debut Actress Award for  her performance in The Odd Couple ( Female Version ).

Rebecca Ellard is a 1988 graduate of CHS She has recently moved back to Port Lavaca after living in Arkansas for 15 years. She received The Best Debut Actress Award for her performance in Rumors, she also performed in The Odd Couple ( Female Version ), Seven Nuns at Las Vegas  and And Sarah Laughed.

Jennifer Bednorz Enjoys having the chance to act . Jennifer has 3 children,  Zac, Zayn, and Zory. Her PLMST performances include Heaven can Wait, Scapino (1996), Our Town, Over the River and through the Woods (2001), Goodbye Charlie, Face on the Barroom Floor and Dirty Work at the Crossroads. Jennifer also directed Bull in a China Shop. She received the 2006 PLMST Chairman’s Award and received the 2006 Best Supporting Actress Award for her portrayal of Bella Yukon in Face on the Barroom Floor.

Lindsay Albright  is a graduate of CHS. Her PLMST  plays include Scapino, and Bottoms Up.

Betty Birdwell is a native of Port Lavaca and is the past president of the Port Lavaca MainStreet Theatre. She is also an active member of the Catholic Daughters of Americas. PLMST performances include Texas Tacky, Daddy's Dyin', Don't Dress for Dinner, Faith County, Faith County II, Steel Magnolias (2000), and Harvey. Betty was awarded the 2000 season Best Supporting Actress role for her portrayal of Ouiser in Steel Magnolias 2000. She directed  All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (2002), Daddy’s Dyin’, On Golden Pond and Over the River and through the Woods(2009). She also performed in Bottoms Up, Kitchen Witches, Texas Tacky, Goodbye Charlie, A good, Old Fashioned, Redneck, Country Christmas, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten  (2011) and First Baptist of Ivy Gap .

Lorean Clauson  Made her debut performance on the PLMST stage as Sister “Maria” in Seven Nuns at Las Vegas. She is a senior at CHS and is on the Varsity Power Lifting Team. She enjoys art and spending time with family and friends.

Dina Eberle returned to the stage as Sister “Maria” in Seven Nuns at Las Vegas after a 32 year hiatus! Her previous acting experience was in Lowell, Indiana when her children were very young.

She moved to Victoria in 1981 and to Port Lavaca in 2002. Dina is a drapery seamstress and has recently begun as a real estate agent, working for Texas Real Estate.

Emily Allen is a San Antonio transplant adjusting to life in Port Lavaca by stepping back into a place she knows best: the theater. Ghost of a Chance was her debut performance on the PLMST stage. She has lost count of how many plays and musicals she has performed in. Some of her work included Cinderella, Meet Me in St. Louis and My Fair Lady. Emily is currently a reporter for the Port Lavaca Wave. She graduated from Texas Christian University in 2009 with a degree in broadcast journalism.

While at TCU, she sang with the Fort Worth-TCU Symphonic Choir ( in Carnegie Hall!!!) and worked as a reporter and producer for the campus news station.

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David Ellard is the husband of fellow actor Rebecca Ellard and made his acting debut in And Sarah Laughed.

Babsy Balou “Babs” to her friends made her first appearance on the main Street Theatre Stage in A good, Old Fashioned, Redneck, Country Christmas, She is the proud owner of the shows director Jamie Grasse. Babs is a Chihuahua/Daschund mix. She met Jamie and her family at Adopt A Pet in Victoria, Texas. Before that she belonged to some mean people at a puppy mill. Babs would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that there are many wonderful dogs that need a home and would like to own their own human.

Chloe Brewer is active in the theatre program at the high school, and a member of ITS. She enjoys acting, fishing, music, playing guitar and volleyball. Previous roles she has performed in at CHS include Hannah in 13 Ways to Ruin Your College Interview, Flora in Arabian Nights, and Priestess in Babel’s in Arms. Chloe’s debut performance on the PLMST stage was as Darlene Fulmer in A good, Old Fashioned, Redneck, Country Christmas.

Kevin Ball is a member of the U. S. Coast Guard and is currently serving as USCG Station Port O’Connor’s Food Service Officer. Kevin volunteers for the local CCISD schools as a science fair judge and also participates in softball and volleyball tournaments in which proceeds go toward local charities. A Good, Old Fashioned, Redneck, Country Christmas was his debut performance on the PLMST stage.

James Amerson  a native of San Antonio, Texas, resides in Point Comfort and pastors the United Methodist Churches in Lolita and Point Comfort. James says there are several teachers who have impacted his life and of whom he has deep admiration, but two stand out: Mrs. Betty King Wilson, his 1st grade teacher and Mrs. Winnie Robinson, his 3rd grade teacher. All I Ever Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (2011) was his debut performance on the PLMST stage

Margaret Bowden is a Port Lavaca native. She is the proud mother of two sons Matthew Dalton and Charles “Chance” Bowden, and the proud grandmother to four grandchildren. She is a member of the Alamo Heights Baptist Church and works at the Contractors Safety Council. All I Really need to Know I learned in Kindergarten  (2011) was her debut performance on the PLMST stage.

Syluvia Ellison lives in Lolita and is Married to Les Ellison. She works for the La Ward Telephone Exchange and Her introduction to the stage was in Wright City Oklahoma where she attended high school. All I Really need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (2011) was her debut performance on the PLMST stage.

David Barecky first appeared on the PLMST stage in September 1994 for the grand opening production of “The Night of January 15th.”, where he played a mob witness for the prosecution.

He next appeared as Doc Gibbs in “Our Town” in 2000. He returns to the PLMST stage and is acting with his daughter Meesha in Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot-Sue meet the Dirty Dan Gang Davis is the father of 5 children and the proud grandfather of 5, with 2 more on the way. David is an active member of the First Baptist Church where he plays guitar in their Praise and Worship Band.

Meesha Barecky is a student at Victoria College Majoring in Ultrasound technology. She is an avid reader and enjoys music, movies and especially live theatre. Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot-Sue meet the Dirty Dan Gang was her first performance on the PLMST stage playing the part of “Conchita”.

She has volunteered many hours at the annual PLMST “Doin’ it on the Deck”fundraiser over the past two years.

Brianna Bergstrom has appeared in 6 PLMST childrens plays, Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot-Sue meet the Dirty Dan Gang was her first PLMST play, in which she played the part of “Card Holder “ and “Town Folk”. She is a Varsity cross country runner and a member of the Calhoun Band Drum line. Brianna enjoys acting, playing the drums and running.

Kayla Boyd-Robertson is a 2009 CHS graduate and is studying English Education at Victoria College. She enjoys spending time with her daughter Iris Eve. Kayla is the daughter of fellow actors Paula and Kyle Boyd-Robertson. Her PLMST performances include Beauty and the Beast, James and the Giant Peach, Monster in the Closet, The Wind in the Willows, and It could be any one of us.