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Wendy Kirchner is a native of Port Lavaca  and works as an RN, at Citizens Hospital. She enjoys drawing and painting and spending time with her nephew, Nickolas, and her nieces Kaylee and Camie. Her PLMST performances include Moon over Buffalo, Plaza Suite, Faith County, Harvey, The Odd Couple (Male Version) and The Christmas Angel.

Trey Mageluzzo (Trey) Trey is a newcomer to MST stage.

He is married to Sandy. They have two children Shanna (21) and Sasha (20). Also father to two dogs Zena and Bear and one cat, Simba. He plays drums in a band and also enjoys playing on the computer, and writing stories and songs. His acting included All I Really Need To Know I learned In Kindergarten (2002).


Simon Mackenthun is a foreign exchange student from Bremen Germany. He is a junior at CHS and a member of the Varsity football team. In the 3rd grade he made his acting debut in Die Kleine Hexe ( The Little Witch ). Little Women  was his first and unfortunately his last production with PLMST in which he won the award for the Best Debut Actor for 2009.

Johnny Krause is a detective for the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department. He and his wife Stacey have two children, Hannah and Caleb. He enjoys playing music in his band “ Tip Jar Romeo”, and playing sports, riding his motorcycle and being with friends. Active in College theatre Johnny made his PLMST debut in Texas Tacky and has since performed in The Christmas Angel and Daddy’s Dyin’.

Emerson Lane  Audiences raved at Emerson’s return to the role he portrayed in the PLMST first  production of Texas Tacky  in 1996. He was a member of the Calhoun County Crime Stoppers Board and the YMCA of Calhoun County Board. Emerson has since moved to Beaumont, Texas. He is surely missed. His  PLMST performances include Driving Miss Daisy, Can You Save Christmas?, Noises Off!, Barefoot in the Park, and Texas Tacky again in 2005.

Sam Mitchell is employed by Alcoa and CCISD Transportation. He and his wife Cheryl have 2 sons, and a daughter . Previous previous PLMST performances include Pirates of Port Lavaca, Bench 18, The Taming of the Shrew, Texas Tacky, The Best Laid Plans, and Over The River and Through the Woods.

Jill Nicholson was born in San Diego, California and moved to Texas in 1980. She has lived in Port Lavaca since 1992. Jill is married to Todd Nicholson and has two children Jarred (13) and Logan (4). She works at a local bank and is an active member of the Point Comfort United Methodist church. PLMST performances include Blithe Spirit, A Bad Year for Tomatoes, and Harvey.

René Mutchler Is a Houston native, but has lived in Port Lavaca for 20 years. She is a Court Reporter and mother to fellow cast member. Ashley Mutchler. She enjoys very much helping backstage during the PLMST Children’s Productions. In addition to appearing in several VCT productions, her previous PLMST performances include, Texas Tacky, for which she received the 2005 Best Debut Actress Award, The Nerd, I Ought to be in Pictures, Dirty Work at the Crossroads, Rumors, The Creature Creeps, The Odd Couple (Female Version) as Florence Unger,  Little Women, The House of Frankenstein, What the Bellhop Saw,  Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot-Sue meet the Dirty Dan Gang, and Seven Nuns at Las Vegas. She received a 2005 and 2008 PLMST Volunteer Award and loves to travel.


Ashley Mutchler First appeared in the PLMST Play Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She has been performing in the theatre regular season for five years, previously appearing in Face on the Barroom Floor, Dirty Work at the Crossroads, Rumors, and The Creature Creeps for which she won the Best Supporting Actress Award, Seven Nuns at Las Vegas, The House of Frankenstein, Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot-Sue meet the Dirty Dan Gang, and Little Women. Ashley also loves sports, academics, and getting really close to reaching her goal to visit all fifty state capitals within a year with her mom, fellow cast member, René Mutchler.


Lyndsey Myers  is active in the theatre program at CHS. Lyndsey first appeared on the PLMST stage as an extra in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2002 and then recieved increasingly larger roles, playing Mom in her last children’s production, Monster in the Closet. She also performed in the PLMST regular season  productions of The Christmas Express and The Creature Creeps.

Kyle Marshall was born in Port Lavaca in 1986 and is a senior at Calhoun High School. He is active in Marching Band and Yearbook. He also enjoys web design and spending time with his family and friends. Deadwood Dick is Kyle’s ninth performance at the PLMST. Previous performances include Life with Father, The Wizard of Oz, Charlotte’s Web, Alice in Wonderland, Scapino! 2002, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Mousetrap, and Bottom’s Up!

Dorinda K. Norrell is a native of Calhoun County and was involved in speech and theatre in high school. She is a court reporter and lives in Victoria with her husband, 2 daughters by marriage, and a menagerie of dogs and cats. Previous PLMST performances include Steel Magnolias (1995 & 2000), Driving Miss Daisy, The Foreigner, Curious Savage, The Glass Menagerie, Plaza Suite, Faith County, Blithe Spirit, Barefoot in the Park, It could be any one of us,  Over The River and through the Woods (2001) and Over the River and through the Woods (2009). Dorinda was awarded the 1999 PLMST Best Actress award for her role of Norma Hubley in Plaza Suite and the 2000 Best Actress Award for her portrayal of M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias.

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Joe Minjares and his wife Dolores have 3 children, Karen, Russell, and Jarrod and 5 grandchildren, Michael, Brandon, Kelle, Jackie, and Cade. Joe has coached children in baseball, basketball and volleyball for over 40 years. He is an avid bowler and supporter of CHS sports and youth programs. Joe’s debut performance on the PLMST stage was in And Sarah Laughed.

Bailey Leadbetter Has performed in 4 PLMST childrens plays. Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot-Sue meet the Dirty Dan Gang was her first performance on the adult PLMST stage playing the part of “Cardholder”, “Town Folk” She enjoys acting, singing, dancing and speaking about politics and religion. She aspires to be a missionary and travel to Africa.

Emily Leadbetter  loves to act, dance and perform. Emily has performed in 3 PLMST children plays.

Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot-Sue meet the Dirty Dan Gang was Emilys first performance on the PLMST adult stage, playing the part of  “Cardholder”, “Town Folk”.

Michelle Mireles McMullen is a native of Port Lavaca. She is a graduate of Calhoun High School, Texas Vocational Schools and Halco School of Modeling. Michelle has been in several commercials and a music video. She enjoys playing cards, billiards, sewing, floral design, shopping, decorating and spending time with family and friends. Deadwood Dick was her debut on the MST stage. She also performed in Sorry Wrong Chimney and Opal’s Million Dollar Duck, and Noises Off.