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THE PURPLE BOX THEATER


CATHY HOLBROOK
Founding Artistic Director & Owner of The Purple Box Theater
Cathy's career as a Professional Director & Producer spans over 25 years.  She has recently returned to Texas from California where for the past 12 years she has produced  & directed  professional and novice actors in numerous original and published stage plays  in North Hollywood  Theaters.   She has received several accolades and favorable reviews from the Hollywood  community.   She has also worked on Hollywood's Christian Film  Project 168 and studied acting techniques based on  the Meisner and Stanislasky Methods.  While in California Cathy also developed many drama ministry  programs for local churches in the Southern Los Angeles area.  Cathy is also the founder and producer of First Light Players, a non profit Christian Community Theater organization dedicated to create new works that explore inspirational live stage productions that make audiences think, feel, laugh and cry leaving them with an experience that awakens them. 
In 1985 Cathy created the Young Theater and Performing Stars of Texas- a youth stage and performing arts school in the Friendswood-Pearland area-where she produced and directed numerous stage plays and musicals annually including "Annie", "Grease", "Oliver", Bye Bye Birdie", "Oklahoma", "South Pacific","Cinderella","Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs", "Little Shop of Horrors","Back to the Beach", "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown", "Little Women" & "Wizard of Oz" , along with monthly performances at various festivals, conventions, and Houston area community events, such as The Houston Freedom Festival, the 1992 Republican National Convention , The State of Maine Republican Delegates Dinner, NASA Employees Annual Family Picnic, Houston International Festival, Friendswood's 4the of July program, Friendswood's Christmas parade and tree lighting, Dickens on the Strand in Galveston, Pasadena's Strawberry Festival, Pasadena's Rodeo, the Bluebonnet Festival in Brenham, Old Town Spring Musical and Heritage Festivals, Rockets half time shows, and annual appearances at major theme parks across the U.S. including Disneyworld Florida, Seaworld, Texas & Florida, Nashville's Opryland, Splashtown USA, Astroworld, and on Premier's Big Red Boat Cruise Ship to the Bahamas.
Recently her Broadway Kids have performed at DISNEYWORLD (2013, 2015), DISNEYLAND (2014, 2016), UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD (2014), The NEW AMSTERDAM THEATER, NYC (2015), KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER, NYC (2016), SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS (2014,2015,2016)
Many of Cathy's students have worked professionally in Stage, Television, Film, Music and Commercials as kids and as adults.
Cathy lives in Galveston with her husband Bill and has been blessed with two wonderful sons, Jarrod & Shane and 2 beautiful daughters in law, Sorboni and Karley and 3 beautiful grandchildren,  Charlotte, Jase & Emma.    It is Cathy’s desire to see the Truth of Jesus transform lives, and her passion is to share God’s gifts through each class, workshop, showcase and performance.

VICTORIA REYES
DANCE DIRECTOR FOR MUSICAL THEATER DANCE
CHOREOGRAPHER FOR FUTURE STARS OF BROADWAY TEENS
DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER FOR TEENS ONSTAGE 
DIRECTOR YOUNG THEATER STARS MONDAY GROUP
DIRECTOR YOUNG THEATER STARS TUESDAY GROUP
DIRECTOR FOR BROADWAY KIDS PERFORMANCE GROUP


Victoria is truly excited to work with the amazing talent at The Purple Box Theatre. She has been in performing arts for over 20 years and is thrilled to bring her passion and experience to PBT.  Having performed in many musicals over the years including Cabaret, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Some Like It Hot to name a few, she brings years of hands on experience as well as having extensive training and attended numerous master classes in Houston and New York. 
One of the only things that she enjoys as much as being on stage herself is teaching young thespians the techniques and history of her beloved theatre and Broadway. Students will get a chance to gain valuable skills for a future in musical theatre. 



TORI SHOEMAKER
DIRECTOR FOR BROADWAY TWEENS
MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR PURPLE BOX PLAYERS
PRIVATE VOCAL COACH

Tori is trained in Classical Music & Belting.  She has been in numerous musicals and plays in the greater Houston Area  and is a company member of The Art Factory in downtown Houston.



MEAGAN ALLEN
DIRECTOR FOR LITTLE THEATER STARS
DIRECTOR FOR LITTLE BROADWAY KIDS

Meagan has taught children, ages 4-5, at a top private preschool for eight years. In that time she implemented music and theatrical lessons and activities through out the curriculum, including an annual Christmas play that she wrote, directs and produces. She has been active in the community theater circuit, having many leading roles such as Winifred in Once Upon a Mattress, Lucy in You're a good man Charlie Brown, Lucy in Dracula, Josefa in A Shot in the Dark. As well as many chorus/villager/towns person/brunette female #2 roles.  Her specialties are musical theater, comedic acting and improvisational games, with children.



CHASE HARRIS
DIRECTOR FOR IMPROVE & SCENE STUDY WORKSHOPS
DIRECTOR FOR STAGE STARS

Chase brings years of experience to Purple Box.  A graduate of Friendswood High School, where he studied under Kathy Powdrell in the theater arts program and was the lead in "Oklahoma" his senior year.  He went on to study theater at the University of Houston.  




T'MAR BUNCH
MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR MONDAY YOUNG THEATER STARS
MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR TEENS ONSTAGE & FSB

T'Mar has been involved with musical theater since the 6th grade.  She is a student at the University of Houston where she is studying musical theater and majoring in education.  She is also a member of their Acapella Choir.




JARRET MARCEL
PRIVATE VOCAL COACH 
Jarret holds 2 music degrees and has worked in Recording Studios.  He Also worked on a music project that earned him an Oscar nomination.  Jared is the owner of THE PIANO STUDIO in League City and lends his expertise to our students on Saturdays.




RHONDA BAILES
STAGE MANAGER FOR PURPLE BOX PLAYERS
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT FOR PBT





STUDENT  TEACHERS

MYLANA VALDINA
JR CHOREOGRAPHER FOR LITTLE BROADWAY KIDS THURSDAY
ASST FOR LITTLE THEATER STARS THURSDAY
ASST FOR YOUNG THEATER STARS TUESDAY

Mylana attends Friendswood  High,School.  She was the recipient of the Theater Production Award at FJH , is an active member of the Future Stars of Broadway and Teens Onstage.  She has performed at DISNEYWORLD-2013, 2 015,  DISNEYLAND-2014,2016 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS-2014, NYC The New Amsterdam Theater, The Merkin Concert Hall and Six Flags Over Texas, Junior Theater Festival Atlanta Team and many festivals and events in Friendswood with the Broadway Kids and Future Stars of Broadway.  She has been in many plays and musicals with the Young Theater Stars, Teens Onstage.  



RAQUEL UCEDA
ASST FOR BROADWAY KIDS TUES

Raquel attends Friendswood Jr High and has been a member of PBT for the past 4 years
She has performed in New York City on Broadway with the Voices on Broadway program, Six Flags Over Texas,  the Grand Opera House and more with our Future Stars of Broadway Program.  Raquel is a member of the theater dept at FJH and UIL team.


ASHLYNN MOORE
ASST FOR LITTLE THEATER STARS MONDAY

Ashlynn has been a member of PBT since the beginning.
She has been in numerous musical theater productions and performed with the Broadway Kids in Disney and NYC.
She is a junior at Alvin High School where she is a varsity member of the  Jacketeer Dance Team.


JOSH ZAPF
ASST FOR THE STAGE STARS PRODUCTION CLASS

Joshua is a sophomore at Friendswood High School and is an active member of Teens Onstage and The Future Stars of Broadway at PBT. He has performed at Disneyland and Knottsberry Farm in 2016, New York City on Broadway with the Voices on Broadway Program, Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, Six Flags over Texas, and many other events and festivals with Future Stars of Broadway. He has written three plays for the Stage Stars at PBT. Joshua plays the piano and has won Gold Cup awards in music theory, duet, and solo competitions. He is also active in the Friendswood High School’s Campus Singers and theatre program.


BRIANNA RANKIN
ASST FOR LITTLE BROADWAY KIDS MONDAY
ASST FORLITTLE THEATER STARS MONDAY