Alec White (Farquaad)
Alex is no stranger to the stage or to the big screen. He is best known for his performances in the feature film The Curse of Professor Zardonicus, as Brian/Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q, and as Brad in Rocky Horror. A full list of his credits can be found at AlecWhiteActor.com. Alec would like to thank his beautiful future wife, Ava, as well as his family for their constant love and support. He would also like to dedicate this and every other performance to Sue Davis.
Alec Wimmer (Shrek)
Alec is making his first appearance on the Purple Box Theatre as Shrek. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in theatre in 2019 from Freed-Hardeman University, and was involved in several shows during his undergraduate program. He performed as Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew, Linus in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and even had the opportunity to direct The 39 Steps for his senior Thesis. When not singing at the top of his lungs around the house, Alec works at Barnes and Noble as a bookseller and an ambitious barista for the cafe.
Alex Crouse (Big Bad Wolf)
This is Alex's 4th show at PBT. It has been fantastic to once again work with a great group of actors and directors. A big thank you to my wife who was gracious and patient enough to support me in one last show before our Little Wolf comes into the world. Alex would also like to give a big thank you to Sydney for being the greatest choreographer and for teaching him how to do the best body roll!
Andrea Richards: (Fiona)
Past credits include: Ellie Blake (Freaky Friday), Kate Monster (Avenue Q), Elizabeth Benning (Young Frankenstein), Agnes Snow (I Do! I Do!), Olive Ostrovsky & Logainne Schwartz and Grubenierre (Spelling Bee - iStage, COM, & Upstage Arts), Little Sally (Urinetown – Harbour Playhouse & iStage), and most fabulously, Sir Robin (Spamalot). She would like to thank her mom and dad for all the support and flowers!!!
Andrew Michael Cannon (Pinocchio)
Andrew got his Bachelors of Art in Theatre from Schreiner University and is continuing to bring his passion for performance both on and off stage. He’s so excited to be part of this cast for his debut in the Purple Box Theatre. He’d like to thank his family for their continuous love and support.
Carmen Schultz (Greta, Blue Bird, Duloc Dancer)
Carmen loves Purple Box Theater! She has performed in many shows, including Descendants, Into the Woods, Matilda, and The 6th Trumpet. She also performs with Next Stop Broadway, participates on the Junior Theater Festival team, and works as a student teacher. She is excited to be a part of this amazing Shrek cast!
Cindy Perkins (Dragon, Evil Queen)
This is Cindy’s first musical at the Purple Box Theater. Her past performances include The Sound of Music, Annie, and The Wizard of Oz with the Artsview Children’s Theatre are in Longview, TX. Cindy is a mom of 3 and is thrilled to have found The Purple Box Theatre to help her use her music degree!
Daniel Partida (Royal Guard, Knight, Theolonis, Bishop)
This is Daniel's 8th play here at the Purple Box Theater. He has also done plays at Harbour Playhouse and several other community theaters. Some of his favorite roles have been as Jacob Marley, Victor Frankenstein, Eddie/Dr. Scott in Rocky Horror and most recently as Michael in The 6th Trumpet.
Harmony McGown (Young Fiona, Baby Ogre, Baby Bear)
Harmony is excited to be in this production of Shrek. She has previous been in Moana JR and Aladdin JR at Purple Box and a member of the Junior Theater Festival Team.
Ian Cross (Papa Ogre, Papa Bear, Dwarf)
Ian is a father of 4 and has been married for 26 years to his wife Jennifer. Ian is happy to be back on stage with his two daughters, Katie and Madie. Shrek marks his 10th musical. His favorite characters have been Mr. Bucket in Willy Wonka & Drake in Honk!. He would like to thank his friends and family that came to see the show and hates that his biggest fan, Norm the Dog, couldn’t be here. Enjoy the show!
Kate Wilds (Little Pig, Dancer)
Kate is playing on of the three Pigs and a Duloc Dancer in production of Shrek. She has been a member of the Purple Box Theater for 8 years where she started as a Dalmatian in 101 Dalmatians Kids at the age of 6. She is a cast member of the award winning JTF team that is traveling to California this season to perform for Broadway professionals. Her most recent roles have been Maleficent in Descendants and Jack’s mom in Into the Woods JR.
Katie Cross (Wicked Witch, Blind Mice, Duloc Dancer)
One of Katie’s first memories of theatre was performing in Beauty & the Beast with her dad at age 9. She is thrilled to have him back on stage along with her little sister. This marks Katie's 35th production and 4th show with PBT. Theatre Credits include Ariel (Little Mermaid) and Little Red (Into the Woods). She also recently worked at Walt Disney World in Florida as a Face Character and Performer. She hopes you enjoy your journey in our Fairytale!
Kristin Hamon (Mama Ogre, Blind Mice, Mama Bear, Duloc Dancer)
This is Kristin’s first performance with Purple Box Theater! Her daughter, Sadie, encouraged her to audition so that they could make a mother-daughter lifetime memory of being in a show together. It turns out, being on stage is a blast! She would encourage anyone who has a child asking you to try something new, to go for it! You just might love it! She dedicates her performance to Sadie and to her youngest daughter Hollyn, who has been so sweet to share Mommy’s time with her big sister.
Lorie Alcazar (Little Pig, Knight, Duloc Dancer)
Lorie is delighted to be back on the stage at PBT. Lorie loves to perform in the Theatre and she also loves teaching Theatre, Musical Theatre and Dance. Lorie’s last role was the the 6th Angel in The 6th Trumpet. Her favorite roles inclue Helga Ten Dorp in Deathtrap, Wanda in Cry, Secretary Woman in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Lorie is so thankful to have her family and friends support her in the arts. Lorie hopes all of the patrons enjoy the show. “Freaks rock!”
Madison Cross (Teen Fiona, Puss in Boots, Duloc Dancer, Cow)
Madie grew up in the Theatre starting at a young age. She has been in over 17 productions however, this is the first time she gets to share the stage with both her sister and Dad. Her favorite roles have included Sharpay in HSM, Jane Banks in Mary Poppins, and Cat in the Hat in Seussical. When she’s not doing theater she’s enjoying high school, hanging out with her friends, and her life as a teenage drama series.
Meagan Allen (Gingy, Fairy)
Meagan is proud to call Purple Box home. The last 5 years she’s had the privilege of being a director in the children’s musical theater classes. She was last seen on the PBT Stage as Cinderella and Winnifred from Hocus Pocus in the theaters themed cabarets, and as the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods.
Mia Mann (Ugly Duckling, Blind Mice, Duloc Dancer)
This is Mia’s first show with Purple Box and she is excited to be a part of this amazing show. She hopes everyone enjoys the production.
Molly Sather (Tinkerbelle)
Molly is excited to be in her second community theater production at Purple Box. She has previously been in Shrek Jr, Willy Wonka Jr., and is currently in Beauty and the Beast at PBT. Molly hopes to make a career out of theater when she’s older.
Nori Head (Little Pig, Duloc Dancer)
Nori is an Infectious Disease research nurse at UTMB where she's worked for 30 years. She's an empty nester and has a small group of backyard chickens/ducks. She teaches archery in the Fall/Winter. She absolutely loves this play/part and hope you will love it as much as she does.
Sadie Hamon (Blue Fairy, Duloc Dancer)
At 11 years old, Sadie has not missed a show at Purple Box since the summer after she turned 5! Therefore, this will be her 20th production on this stage! Some of the favorite roles she has played over the years have been Sleeping Beauty, Elsa, Shrek, Moana, and Ms. Hannigan! She loves singing and will tell you that she feels “at home” on the stage. She would like to thank Ms. Sydney, Ms. T’Mar, Ms. Meagan, Ms. Lorie, and Ms. Cathy for teaching her so much over the years. She hopes everyone loves the show!
Sarah Zuazua (Peter Pan, Duloc Dancer)
This is Sarah‘s debut musical performance. She has also performed in two PBT cabarets this year. Sarah works as an engineer and loves karaoke and Vietnamese food. She is grateful to have the love and support of her family and friends.
Steven Reeder (Donkey)
Steven is excited to be on stage again with Purple Box Theatre and to be working with such a talented cast and team! He is chugging along with two more semesters til he graduates with a Bachelor’s in Management and a concentration in Human Resources. Steven loves performing any opportunity that comes his way. Some of his favorite roles include Beast from Beauty and the Beast, Henry from Next to Normal, and Aldolpho from The Drowsy Chaperone. Hope you enjoy the show!
Valerie Rodriguez (Hansel)
Valerie is 14 and attends Clear Springs High School. This is her 7th show and she’s ready to do more. One day she aspires to be on Broadway.
Vanessa Marsh (Red Riding Hood)
Vanessa is 13 years old and has enjoyed many productions with PBT; her favorite roles have been Annie and Elsa! In addition to theater, Vanessa is an avid violinist and on the Friendswood Sharks swim team.