a sophomore, is thrilled to be making his Draco Playhouse debut onstage after working on the sound crew last year. He would like to thank the directors and the incredible cast for making this production possible as well as everyone who has supported him.
a junior, has been in dancing for 13 years and appeared in Something Rotten! as a featured dancer. She is excited to return for her second show and would like to thank the directors for making this show amazing.
a freshman, is exhilarated to be in Alice in Wonderland. Maggie has appeared in Les Miserables (Fantine) at NDCT, High School Musical (Gabriella) at WCMS, Annie (Annie) at NDCT, The Drowsy Chaperone (Reporter 1) at NDCT, The Music Man (Maude Dunlop) at NDCT, and James and the Giant Peach (Bitsy Botana) at NDCT. When Maggie is not on stage she is singing with CHS Treble Choir. Maggie would like to thank her friends,family, and especially her twin sister Martha who has always performed by her side.
a freshman, is excited to be in her first production at CHS. Some of her past shows are The Addams Family (Jester Ancestor) at Harrell Theatre, The Drowsy Chaperone (Reporter 2), James and The Giant Peach (Matron Nurse), and The Music Man (Mrs. Paroo) at New Day Children's Theatre. She would like to thank the cast and crew for a wonderful experience.
a junior, has been involved with the Draco Playhouse since he was a freshmen. He has appeared on stage as Augustus Gloop in Willy Wonka, various roles in The Course Acting Show and Robin in Something Rotten!. He wants to thank the directors, Mary Thomas and Nic for casting him in this wonderful production.
a sophomore, is honored to be part of the cast of Alice in Wonderland. She was most recently seen as one of the featured dancers in Something Rotten! She is incredibly grateful for the amazing cast and crew at the Draco Playhouse for making this such a wonderful experience.
a junior, is so excited to be performing with the Draco Playhouse once again. Her previous shows include The Lion King as Nala and Disney Jr.'s Aladdin as Jasmine in Draper, UT. She is now loving high school theater here in Tennessee. She made her debut on the CHS stage as Puritan Woman/ Ensemble in last years Something Rotten!. She also enjoys tennis, baking cookies, and serving as a summer camp councilor.
(Seven of Hearts)
a freshman, is elated to be in Alice in Wonderland. Hayden's most recent credits include The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric) at NDCT, High School Musical (Ryan Evans) at WCMS, James and the Giant Peach (Jake) at NDCT, The Drowsy Chaperone (Ensemble) at NDCT, 101 Dalmatians (Roger) at NDCT, Moana (Chief Ancestor 1) at NDCT, and The Music Man (Ensemble) also at NDCT. Hayden would like to thank his amazing directors Mary Thomas and Nicholas for not only being his friend but for also making him a better actor. Additionally, Hayden would like to thank his friends and family for always supporting him.
Jenna Grace Jonkman
a junior, is so excited to be a part of her 4th show at CHS. Her most recent performances include Something Rotten! (ensemble) and Willy Wonka (Mrs. Gloop) at the Draco Playhouse, and James and the Giant Peach (featured dancer) with New Day Children's Theater. JennaGrace would like to thank the directors for all of the work and dedication that they have put into the show, as well as her amazing cast mates.
a sophomore, was previously in Something Rotten! last year. In his free time, Max enjoys spending time with his family and playing piano. He would like to thank his sister, Jenna Grace, for driving him home from rehearsal each day and the directors for leading the cast through this production.
a senior, is making his second appearance on the Draco Playhouse stage after appearing as Shylock in Something Rotten! Some of his favorite pastimes are reading, writing poetry, and playing his bass. He thanks his fellow castmates and family for helping him pursue one of his passions and for giving him a place to belong. With a foot in both theatre and music, Richard has high hopes for his future projects and performances.
(Five of Hearts)
a junior, is making his first stage appearance in Alice in Wonderland.
a senior, is so excited to be a part of Alice in Wonderland. She has most recently appeared in The Addams Family at Harrell Theater and Something Rotten! at CHS. She has also been seen on the stage at New Day Theater in James and the Giant Peach and past Draco Playhouse productions of Frozen Jr. and Willy Wonka Jr.. She is so excited to work with this amazing cast and crew and cannot wait for the season to come! She would like to thank her directors, Mary Thomas and Nic and her parents for supporting her and helping her through the course of the show.
a freshman, is excited to return to the Draco Playhouse stage after previously appearing in Mary Poppins as Jane Banks and receiving an HSMTA Bravo Award. She has also recently been seen in The Drowsy Chaperone, The Addams Family, The Music Man, Elf Jr., Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Matilda, and Peter Pan. She has trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, pointe, and tap. She enjoys playing piano, ukulele, and traveling in her free time. She is so grateful to have joined this wonderful community and hopes that you enjoy the show!
(Two of Hearts)
a junior, is excited to return to the Draco Playhouse stage after appearing last season in Willy Wonka Jr. and Something Rotten!.
a senior, has most recently appeared in The Drowsy Chaperone at New Day Children's Theater as Gangster #2 and as Nigel Bottom in Something Rotten! for which he was nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actor at the HSMTA's. He is very excited to continue his time on stage this year. He would like to thank the directors, Nic and Mary Thomas, for their wonderful support, as well as Mr. Luter and Ms. Williams for their encouragement.
a senior, is excited to be back in a Draco Playhouse production. She is involved in Chamber Choir, National Honors Society, and the Freshman Mentoring Program at CHS. She previously was in Something Rotten! (ensemble) and Willy Wonka Jr (ensemble) and looks forward to continuing being apart of future productions. She would like to thank her parents, directors, and other cast members for making this another great experience.
a senior, has loved being in her second production at CHS. Last season she performed as a featured dancer in Something Rotten! and couldn't be more happy with her experience so far. She would like to thank Mary Thomas and Nic for directing this amazing show and her parents and family for being her biggest supporters.
a senior, is so excited to be in another production at the Draco Playhouse. She has previously appeared as featured dancer in Something Rotten! and Frozen Jr. at CHS. She would like to thank her wonderful directors Mary Thomas and Nicholas for all of their patience and hard work on Alice in Wonderland as well as Mr. Luter and Mrs. Williams for all of their help.
a sophomore, is beyond excited to perform in her very first Draco Playhouse production, Alice in Wonderland. During her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing the electric guitar, and trying new things. Meso sincerely hopes you enjoy the show, and if not, "Off with your head!"
a junior, has appeared 9 different productions at theaters ranging from New Day Children's Theatre to The Draco Playhouse and has loved them all. Some of his favorite roles have been Red Fang in Big Fish, Ernie Cusack in Rumors and now his absolute favorite role yet - The Mad Hatter. Liam is very grateful for the family he has found in theatre and the opportunity to play this role and help bring the character to life for not only the children but also hopes to inspire more people to join theatre. He is also very grateful to his family's support and hopes that he will get to entertain them for more years to come.
(Knave of Hearts)
a senior, is excited to be participating in his second production at CHS. You may recognize him as a member of the acting troupe in last year's Something Rotten!. He has aslo worked behind the scenes on the stage crew for two productions and is glad to be stepping on stage more this year.
(King of Hearts)
a freshman, is happy to be in his first production at CHS. He has previously appeared as Oliver Rivers in Puffs and Walter Hobbs in Elf at Germantown Community Theatre, and Ensemble in The Lighting Thief at CBHS. He would like to thank Nicholas and Mary Thomas for this amazing opportunity and is excited to continue in theatre at the Draco Playhouse.
is senior, has previously appeared in Frozen Jr. as Sven, Willy Wonka Jr. as Grandpa George, The Coarse Acting Show as Frederigo, and, most recently, as Francis Flute in Something Rotten!. He would like to thank the directors Mary Thomas and Nic, the cast and crew, and anybody else who helped in making the production happen.
a freshman, is thrilled to be in his first Draco Playhouse production. He has recently appeared in High School Musical Jr. (Chad Danforth) at West Collierville Middle School and was also in The Drowsy Chaperone (Ensemble) at New Day Children’s Theatre. He would like to thank his directors Mary Thomas and Nic for making this musical possible, and would also like to give thanks to his family and friends for supporting him.
a senior, has appeared in Draco Playhouse productions of Willy Wonka Jr. (Mrs. Teavee) and Something Rotten! (Ensemble). She was also in New Day Children's Theatre production of James and the Giant Peach (Ensemble). She would like to thank her directors Mary Thomas and Nicholas along with her family for being so supportive.
a sophomore, is excited to be on stage performing again. She has been in voice lessons since she was 8 and has loved theatre since she was 4. She appeared on the Draco Playhouse stage in Willy Wonka Jr. last year. Since then she has performed in The Music Man and James and the Giant Peach at New Day Children's Theatre and was seen as Annabeth in The Lightning Thief at Christian Brothers High School. She would like to thank her parents and grandma for encouraging her along with the entire cast and crew for making this show fun and possible.
a junior, is absolutely thrilled to be performing with this 'wonder' of a cast! Some of his previous roles include The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho) at New Day Children's Theatre, Something Rotten! (William Shakespeare) here at CHS, James and the Giant Peach (Grasshopper) at New Day, Willy Wonka Jr. (Charlie Bucket) at CHS, and Les Misérables (Thenardier) at New Day. Additionally, Grayson has been accepted into All State Musical Theatre 2021. He would like to give a huge thanks to his friends/directors Mary Thomas and Nic for casting him in Alice in Wonderland.
Anneke van Wijk
a senior, is delighted to be in her third production at CHS. She was previously in Willy Wonka Jr (Oompa Loompa #2) and Something Rotten! (Ensemble). She also appeared in New Day Children's Theatre's The Drowsy Chaperone (Ensemble) this summer. She loves working both on stage and backstage as she was the assistant stage managed The Coarse Acting Show and worked projections for Two by Two last year. She would like to thank her family for their constant emotional and financial support.
(Queen of Hearts)
a junior, has appeared on the Draco Playhouse stage as Mrs. Beauregarde in Willy Wonka, the Prompt in The Coarse Acting Show, and in the ensemble of Something Rotten!. She is also heavily involved with helping build and design set pieces for our shows. She would like to thank her two directors for helping give everyone such a great show and her family for being so supportive.
a freshman, is excited to be a part of Alice in Wonderland with the Draco Playhouse. Some of Owen’s favorite roles include Colin Craven in The Secret Garden with Theatre Memphis, Eric in Matilda with Harrell Theatre, and Michael Banks in Mary Poppins (HSMTA Bravo Award) with CHS. In addition to his family and teachers, Owen would like to thank Mary Thomas, Nic, and the cast and crew for all of their support.
a junior, is excited to make her debut on the Draco Playhouse stage!. When not on stage, she enjoys playing lacrosse and singing in chamber choir.
a junior, recently moved to Collierville from Texas, where she lived for 15 years. Her most recent productions include The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet Van de Graaff) at New Day Children's Theatre, Something Rotten! (Ensemble) at Collierville High School, Into the Woods (The Baker's Wife) at The Arise Acting Studio in Rockwall, Texas, and SpongeBob the Musical (Sandy Cheeks) with the Arise Acting Studio. She is thankful for her new directors, Mr. Luter and Mrs. Williams, and her new friends who have welcomed her into the theatre department and community.
a freshman, is elated to be in the cast of Alice in Wonderland. Recently she has been in The Music Man at New Day (Featured dancer), Matilda at the Harrell Theatre (Hortensia), and the Draco Playhouse production of Frozen Jr. (Young Anna). She would like to thank her family and friends, especially her siblings, and everyone involved in the making of this show for their overwhelming support. She hopes that you enjoy the show!
Mary Thomas Hattier
a senior, is thrilled to be making her directing debut with Alice and Wonderland. This is her final year at CHS, and she has enjoyed being a part of Draco Playhouse the past few years as well as participating in local theatres. She loves being on stage as well as helping backstage. Some of her favorites include Something Rotten! (CHS), The Addams Family (CAC), and Les Miserables (NDCT). Mary Thomas would like to thank Mr. Luter and Mrs. Williams for always believing in her and giving her this opportunity. She would also like to thank the wonderful cast and crew for all of their hard work and making this show so much fun.
a senior, is pleased to be in the director’s seat once again after directing The Coarse Acting Show last season at the Draco Playhouse. Nic has appeared as Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone (New Day), Nick Bottom in Something Rotten! (CHS Draco Playhouse - HSMTA Outstanding Lead Actor nomination), Ken Gorman in Rumors (CHS Draco Playhouse), Buddy the Elf in Elf Jr. (GCT), John Darling in Peter Pan (Playhouse on the Square), Jem Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (Theatre Memphis), Ariel in The Tempest (GCT), and Arty Kurnitz in Lost in Yonkers (GCT). He would like to thank his cast for their wonderful work that has made this production a wonderful show!
a senior, is thrilled to be working on her eleventh show at CHS! She has loved experiencing stage management for the first time with Alice in Wonderland after working with props for many other productions. She would like to thank Mary Thomas and Nic for all their hard work and dedication toward this show, as well as Mr. Luter and Mrs. Williams for helping her along the way. She would also like to thank her parents and siblings for supporting her throughout the process.