Meet William Kielwasser of Company

William Kielwasser is making his Strauss debut.  He’s born and raised in the Monroe-West Monroe area.  He is a high school senior at West Monroe High School.  He’s been doing theater ever since he was eleven at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts, and now he’s so glad to no be able to do a show here!

Catch William’s debut as a member of the Company ensemble this weekend!  Tickets can be purchased at our website or by calling the box office at 318-323-6681.

Meet Amie Kielwasser of Company

Amie Kielwasser is originally from Hamburg, AR and currently lives in West Monroe, LA.  She has been a hairstylist for over 25 years in the Monroe Athletic Club salon.  She is also a full-time mom to 3 children.  She loves musical theatre!  She is thrilled to be part of this amazingly talented cast.  She says it’s been such a wonderful experience to be able to share the stage with her son, William.  She is thankful to have had the opportunity to be part of Company.  Her previous roles include Luisa in The Fantasticks and being a part of the Ensemble for Camelot.

Amie is a fabulous addition to the company of Company.  See her take the stage this weekend by purchasing tickets at our ticket website or by calling the box office at 318-323-6681.

Meet Brenna Prewitt of Company

Brenna Prewitt is originally from Leesville, LA and currently lives in Ruston.  She is working towards a degree in graphic design at Louisiana Tech.  She is so excited to be a part of Company this year!  Some of Brenna’s favorite previous roles include Cinderella in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Leesville High), Sister Mary Leo in Nunsense (Strauss Theatre Center), and Gertrude in Seussical (Leesville High).

Get your tickets on our website or by calling the box office at 318-323-6681 to see Brenna join our fantastic ensemble in Company.

Meet Ellie Arant of Company

Ellie Arant resides in Monroe, LA.  She works at Vantage Health Plan.    She’s had a love for theatre since her early teen years of doing church productions, and it has meant the world to be a part of the Strauss community as an adult.  She’s hoping her love for musical theatre can finally sway her husband, Scott Arant, into loving it as much as she does.  Ellie has previously been seen in the Chorus in Mamma Mia! (Strauss Theatre Center) and as Claudette/Judge Koch in Noir Suspicions (Strauss Dinner Theatre).

Ellie is a powerhouse member of our ensemble, and you won’t want to miss seeing her.  Tickets for Company are for sale on our website or by calling the box office at 318-323-6681.

Meet Keith Beard of Company

Keith Beard is originally from Homer, LA and currently lives in Monroe.  Since he is a retired educator, he enjoys woodworking, building, and remodeling his Garden District cottage.  He especially loves being a Papaw to his three grandbabies!  He has always loved theater.  He received a degree in Speech/Theater from ULM in 1984.  He’s had many opportunities over his 34-year career to teach theater and direct many high school plays.  His lifelong dream was to be involved in community theater.  He is proof that you’re never too old for your dreams to come true.  He loves building sets, acting, singing, dancing, and just being involved at the Strauss!  Some of his favorite roles include Maury Summers in Disaster! (Strauss Theatre Center), Dr. Bradley in The Man Who Came to Dinner (Strauss), and Gambler in Guys and Dolls (ULM Brown Theater).

Keith is back as Larry in Company.  Tickets for the show are on sale now!  Call the box office at 318-323-6681 or visit our ticket site to get your tickets.

Meet Moira O’Connor of Company

Moira O’Connor is from Monroe.  First and foremost, Moira would “like to propose a toast” to Terri Cunningham and Mickey Cannon for the opportunity to share the stage with so many of her “good and crazy people, my friends” and bring one Stephen Sondheim’s greatest musicals to life. Some of Moira’s past roles include Lorraine Sheldon in The Man Who Came to Dinner (Strauss Theatre Center), Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein (Strauss), and most recently Olive Madison in The (Female) Odd Couple (Strauss). In the real-world, Moira can be found serving “the ladies who lunch” at Delta Biscuit Co. Moira is a doting dog mom, tap dance enthusiast and lifelong gamer. And one for Mahler!

Everybody laugh.  Moira’s performance as Joanne will have you in stitches.  Get your tickets online or by calling the box office at 318-323-6681.

Meet Glenn Williams of Company

Glenn Williams is originally from Thibodaux, LA and now lives in West Monroe.  He works as a pharmacist at St. Francis Medical Center.  He enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and 6-year-old daughter.  He says it’s good to be on stage and hopes you enjoy the show!  Glenn is no stranger to Strauss, appearing as Igor in Young Frankenstein (Strauss Theatre Center), Ken Gorman in Rumors (Strauss), and Detective Davis in Who’s in Bed with the Butler? (Strauss).

If you’re excited to see Glenn back on stage, you’ll definitely want to see him as Peter.  Tickets for Company are on sale at our website or by calling the box office at 318-323-6681.

Meet Cassey Bernstein of Company

Cassey Bernstein is from Alton, IL and currently lives in Calhoun, LA.  She is an Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager for Berry Global in Monroe.  She wants to thank everyone for coming to see this show.  She is so proud to be a part of this outstanding artistic community.  Some of her favorite roles include Sister Mary Downy in Disaster! (Strauss Theatre Center), Female Actress in Baskerville (Strauss), and Lucy in I Love Lucy to Death (Murder Is Served).

Cassey’s certainly the belle of the ball amongst her New York friends as Susan in Company.  Get your tickets by visiting our website or by calling the box office at 318-323-6681.

Meet Sam Coleman of Company

Sam Coleman is from Monroe, Louisiana and has appeared in the television series Lodge 49 and the upcoming film Room 203.  He says this play was an unexpected opportunity, and he’s very glad for it.  Some of his prior onstage credits include Mahmoud in Sixteen Wounded (CA Studio), Judd Fry in Oklahoma! (Ruston Community Theatre), and Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby (CA Studio).

You certainly won’t forget Sam’s character’s name by the end of the show.  Catch his performance as Robert in Company by calling the box office at 318-323-6681 or visiting our website.

Meet Abby Thomas of Company

Abby Thomas is making her Strauss debut.  Originally from Pineville, LA, she now resides in Monroe.  She works full-time as the Coordinator of Campus Tours at the University of Louisiana Monroe.  She is also working part-time towards her Masters in English so, one day, she can move abroad and teach ESL.  Both theater and music have always been a large part of her life.  After having over a three-year hiatus, she is so thankful to have the opportunity to be back on the stage doing what she loves.  Some her previous credits include Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof (Pineville High), Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie (ULM), and Rizzo in Grease (Pineville High).

You don’t want to miss Abby’s Strauss debut as Marta in Company, opening this week!  Visit our ticket site or call the box office at 318-323-6681 for tickets.