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Meet the Cast of Sleeping Beauty

 

KristinBurch  Kristin Burch (Queen/Sleeping Beauty) is absolutely thrilled to return to Storybook Theater both as an actor and a choreographer.  Previous Storybook credits include The Elves and The Toymaker (2 years) and choreography for last season’s production of The Ugly Duckling. Most recently, Kristin appeared in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the 5th Avenue Theatre.  When she is not on stage or doing choreography, Kristin is also a dance instructor.  She delighted to be teaching again for Studio East’s YAPI program this summer. Kristin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre (Acting/Directing) from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. Special thanks to Sue for this wonderful opportunity.  Love to her husband Matthew, SHMILY”
 BradWalker  Brad Walker (The Prince) is so pleased to be back with StoryBook Theater! He just finished up wearing many hats in Jack and the Beanstalk as the Swing for Giant/Cow/Harp/Peculiar Little Man. Since graduating from the University of Washington, Brad has performed on stages all over the Puget Sound — Taproot Theatre Company, Intiman Theatre, and Second Story Rep to name a few. Some favorite credits: Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), The Fabulous Lipitones (Bob), and The Clockwork Professor (Pemberton). Thank you for supporting the arts. For Mason.
 SimonPringle  Simon Pringle (Kings) is glad to be back at Storybook Theater. Simon is a native of Edinburgh, Scotland and trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Local theatre credits include Godspell, Appalachian Christmas Homecoming, Jane Eyre, Illyria, Chaps,  An Ideal Husband, and The Beams Are Creaking at Taproot; Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Rapunzel, A Little Mermaid, and The Frog Prince at Storybook Theatre; For All That at Centerstage; Richard III at Harlequin Productions and Elephant and Piggie – We Are In A Play at Seattle Children’s Theatre. Screen credits include Evil In Law, Leverage, Zig Zag Love and Taggart. Simon also works as a dialect coach, and is a frequent teaching artist at Taproot’s Acting Studio, Trinity Classical Academy and Studio East, where he directs Shakespeare for the Teen Ensemble.
  DeonnRitchieHunt Deonn Ritchie Hunt (Good Fairy) is thrilled to be reprising her role as FG in Sleeping Beauty. She is lucky to spend her days performing for kids and playing on stage with some of her favorite people! In her 20 years of children’s theatre, she has been seen as a number of mothers, stepmothers, godmothers, grandmothers, queens, witches pigs, bears, and sheep. Deonn is also a writer, director, teacher, dialect coach and wedding officiant. As always, Deonn would like to thank Mark, Luke, and Clara for their flexibility, support and serving as her living room test audience.
 SierraKagen Sierra Kagen (Bad Fairy) started training at Studio East when she was about your age! Since then, she earned a BA in Theater Arts and Italian from Brandies University, and attended the Circle in the Square acting program in New York City. She is proud to be a part of the family again, teaching and directing for Studio East and performing with StoryBook Theater. You might even catch her in big-people theater in Seattle!

 

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