Sierra Kagen (Sweet Pea) is a local yokel who finally made it to the big-leagues! She began acting when she was about your age at StoryBook’s parent company, Studio East. After training at Circle in the Square in NYC and Brandeis University in Boston, she came home to roost. You may have seen her in such StoryBook classics as The Toymakers and the Elves (Elf), Sleeping Beauty (Bad Fairy), Cinderella (a bad Stepsister), and Snow White (just a bad ham). Now that she has her own little piglet, you can only expect worse mugging from here on out; we hear kids love funny faces.
Andrew Murray (Wolf) – is proud to have been involved with StoryBook Theater for many years. Previously seen as the Fox (Pinocchio), Hare (Tortoise & the Hare), Swindler (Emperor’s New Clothes), and Wolf (Little Red), among others. Additional recent credits include Warner (Legally Blonde the Musical) at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre and Miss Texas (Pageant the Musical) with A Sensible Theatre Co. at ACT. Endless thanks and appreciation to Sue, Lani, Liz, CDM, D and my wonderful family.
Shoshauna Mohlman (Petunia Blossom) – is beyond thrilled to be a part of another StoryBook Theater show. She was most recently seen as The Blue Fairy, in Pinocchio. Shoshauna loves being a part of many children’s first theater experience and believes that for many, theater can be transformative. She thanks Sue and the rest of her StoryBook family for giving her the opportunity and thanks Shawn and the kids for their unwavering support! Enjoy the show!
Megan Connell (Calla Lily) – is a proud Studio East Alum who just recently made her way back to the Pacific Northwest! She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in their Stage and Screen Acting program. Megan spent the past 5 1/2 years in Las Vegas performing in theater on The Strip and in film projects around the area. Biggest thanks to the entire team for this opportunity! She grew up training under them and is ecstatic to have the opportunity to perform with StoryBook!
Crystal Dawn Munkers (Director) – StudioEast/StoryBook credits include ‘Twas the Night, A Little Mermaid, Rapunzel and Pinocchio. Northwest production credits include Boeing, Boeing! and Hound of the Baskervilles (Seattle Repertory Theatre); Bad Apples and Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (ACT); Little Shop of Horrors (ACT/5th Ave); Gregory Award “Outstanding Choreography” Nominee Hairspray, No Way to Tread a Lady, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, Watt?!?, West Side Story and Peter Pan (Village Theatre) and the film Her Heart. Crystal is currently developing Operation: Mindcrime for SideCountry Theatre. She completed the University of Washington’s graduate program in Directing for the Stage and Screen.
Karen Omahen (Choreographer) is excited to be back choreographing for StoryBook Theater’s 21st season! She has had the pleasure of staging pigs, elves, dwarfs, chickens, witches, ducks & other magical creatures for StoryBook Theater’s talented casts & crews for the past 17 plus years. Favorite SBT shows include Little Red, Chicken Little & 3 Pigs. Teaching credits include Studio East, Tap Dance Seattle, the 5th Avenue Theatre, and the University of Washington. Performing credits include local, regional, and Broadway productions.
Liz Clayton (Stage Manager) has been stage managing for StoryBook Theater since 2009, and she loves working with the StoryBook Theater and Studio East actors, staff, and crew. Liz has a BA in theatre from Notre Dame and an MFA in drama and theatre for the young from Eastern Michigan University. Liz and her husband Noel have two young StoryBook Theater fans of their own: Leo, born in 2014, and Joseph, born in 2016.