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LaPonce Harrison will portray Luther Mills
LaPonce is returning to the stage as the foreman of the sharecroppers, Luther Mills. He has been a long-time song leader of the Southside Church of Christ. He is a former lead aircraft mechanic who served with Army Fleet Support at Fort Rucker. He is currently self-employed and lives in Enterprise. He is honored to take to stage and help tell the story of Enterprise.
Jane Evans will portray Ruth Adams Baker
Having recently discovered her own Alabama roots, Jane is thrilled to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of Enterprise’s Boll Weevil Monument with her cast-mates and crew at Southern Broadway. She has previously worked with Southern Broadway in the original productions of The Depot as Stage Manager, in Granny and the French Maid and recently appeared in Granny’s Christmas Vacation. Jane volunteers in the Music and Theatre Department at ESCC as both stage manager and director, considering every opportunity to learn and grow a privilege and blessing.
Allison Moore will portray Evie Baker
Allison was last seen in Merchants of London. She has also appeared in Beauty and the Beast, A Wrinkle in Time, and The Addams Family Musical. She currently serves as president of the Thespian Society. She is also president of their FCCLA organization, and historian of the Junior Sesame Girl’s Club. She graduated from EHS and plans to attend college this fall at Troy University where she will study Elementary Education. She would like to thank God for the opportunity to share the stage with her sister, Kylie and her father, Alan.
Brynley Bradshaw will portray Ruthie Adams (child)
Brynley enjoys acting, singing with the youth praise band, and playing softball with Wiregrass Kings. Brynley’s acting credits include The Christmas Gift, Les Miserables, It’s A Wonderful Life, The Miracle Worker, and others. She was a featured extra in the movie Barely Lethal, acted in several FSU student films, and was in a Health Star commercial.
Leonard Bruce will portray Cole Henry (child)
Leonard, aka “Leo”, is making his debut performance with Southern Broadway, but is no stranger to theatre. He has been in numerous productions with Wish Upon A Star Theatre Co. in Ozark, AL as well as a few commercials. Leo has performed with Elevation’s School of dance (tap/hip hop). He is very happy to be a part of The Depot and to work alongside a wonderful cast.
Kylie Moore will portray Ruth Adams (Young Adult)
Lia Rester is excited to be joining the cast once again after making her Southern Broadway debut in Hawkins Pass. With an itch to act, Lia has also been cast in local performances of Annie, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, and Big River. Although she performs daily for her 4 th grade students as she brings history lessons to life, she truly enjoys the buzz of backstage and family relationship she builds with old and new cast members. Thank you to Lydia and Susan for having the insight in establishing this wonderful community theater and keeping art alive in our hometown of Enterprise.
Jave Moody will portray Cole Henry
Co-Founder of 321 Films and Mountain Tales Film Festival, Java also teaches acting for the Wiregrass Homeschool Co-op. Holding a film degree from University of North Alabama, Java has held numerous workshops for acting, writing, photography, filmmaking and more. As a Stanley Awards nominee for best actor, Java was asked: “There are those that climb the mountain to see, and those that climb to be seen. Which are you?” Java has chosen to keep climbing in order to see. He is honored to be in the show and wishes to inspire others. For info on 321 Films, please see 321film.net .
Mike Kozlowski will portray John Pittman
Mike has a singular passion for the performing arts, as evidenced by his roles in theatre productions spanning 20+ years. His on-stage credits include SEACT’s Oliver!, ESCC’s South Pacific and several original Southern Broadway dinner theatre productions. His on-screen credits include 2 feature-length films, Writing Christmas Cool, and Worth Fighting For “now on PureFlix Streaming”, short film productions and television commercials. Mike’s favorite role to date is that of a World War II infantryman in A Tribute to Soldiers. He has been married to his wife Kay for 34+ years.
Scotty Johnson will portray Ben Byrd
Scotty Johnson has been in numerous theatrical/musical productions around the community for several years and is particularly proud of his roles in several Southern Broadway productions. He has appeared in The Depot, Professor Ballyhoo and His Traveling Miracle Medicine Show, Hawkins Pass, Marooned on Madagascar, Coming Home, Juror #7, Mississippi Slim and the Deadwood Saloon, Granny’s Christmas Vacation and recently Harbor Lights. He has also appeared in Christian movies, commercials and a musical CD.
Alan Moore will portray Clanton Adams
Born at a drive-in movie theater, Alan was destined to tell stories. He is a two-time combat veteran and an award-winning writer, filmmaker and director. Sometimes working under the nickname, Johnnie Sprinkle (from his Army days), Alan has written, directed or acted in films for competition at festivals around the country. In 2014 his script, Turtle, won Best Alabama Screenplay at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham. Previously, Alan has appeared in five Southern Broadway productions and he directed The Depot in 2013. A former Army photojournalist and now a retired warrant officer, Alan continues to serve U.S. Army Aviation as a civilian helicopter instructor pilot.
Chuck Wilkinson will portray Train Ticket Master
Chuck is returning to the stage after appearing as Silas Hatcher in Merchants of London, and Henry Wedgewood in Granny’s Christmas Vacation. Chuck is retired after 23 years in the Army Intelligence Corps. While serving in the military and being involved in local community theater, he was invited to direct productions for Morale Welfare and Recreation services at Camp Humphreys, Korea and for the Angelo Civic Theater, San Angelo, Texas. With involvement in over 30 shows, he also has experience in stage managing and many behind-the-scenes technical aspects of stage production. He enjoys hiking, reading, gardening, cooking, remodeling, and spending time with family and friends.
Emma Wolfe will portray Helen Johnson
Emma is honored to be appearing in her first production at Southern Broadway Dinner Theatre. She has also appeared in Salute to Disney and A Wildcat Christmas at Enterprise High School. She is a member of the Drama Club, Junior Sesame Girls’ Club, and First Baptist Church Enterprise. Emma loves to travel and aspires to visit every state.
Reese Lamberth will portray Clara/Mary Watson
Reese Lamberth loves the performing arts and has been in over ten musicals with
Wish Upon A Star Performing Arts Company and Ozark Baptist Church Encore Kids. She takes voice lessons at Renaissance School of Music and the Arts and tap, ballet and jazz at Elevations School of Dance. She loves playing soccer. Reese is a student at GW Long Elementary School.Reese aspires to be a professional soccer player and a singer.
Kendall Holland will portray Tommy Watson
Kendall Holland is an Enterprise native and a student at EHS. This is his fifth show with Southern Broadway, previously performing in Coming Home (2016), The Christmas Gift (2017), and Harbor Lights (2019), and assisting as a stage hand for Granny’s Christmas Vacation (2018) and Harbor Lights. He was most recently seen playing several roles in the EHS production of The Phantom of the Opera (2019). He is truly grateful for the opportunity to return to Southern Broadway as a performer and stagehand in this historic production of The Depot.
Lynetta Powell will portray Nell Henry
Lynetta is the proud wife of Wayne Powell and mother of Gabriel and Elijah Powell. She has been performing as a gospel artist and/or worship leader for over 30 years. She is an instructional Systems Specialist at Fort Rucker and in her spare time puts together jigsaw puzzles or writes songs. She’s excited to make her stage debut as a part of this historic event.
Aezia Gafney will portray Martha Thomas
Aezia is making her Southern Broadway debut. Her hobbies include drawing, singing, and scuba diving. She hopes to fulfill her dream of becoming a marine biologist in the Navy. Aezia is a student at Coppinville Junior High School. She is currently enrolled in the 7th grade, but will be promoted to the 8th grade in May of this year. She is also a member of the National Junior Beta Club. She is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this historic portrayal of life in the early years of Enterprise, Alabama.
Emily Williams will portray Annie Rawls
Emily has performed at Southern Broadway in the shows Coming Home, A Christmas Gift, and Soda Shop Hop. She has also performed in Enterprise State Community College’s production of Annie. Most recently, she was in Dauphin Junior High’s The Lion King Jr. She loves performing on stage. Emily is an honor student at DJHs and a member of the school’s show choir, Expressions.