"Granny's Christmas Vacation"
Dawn Johnson will portray Nina (Granny) Goodman
Dawn Johnson has been in numerous theatrical/musical productions around the community for several years. Dawn is particularly proud of her last role in the Southern Broadway 2016 Christmas production of Coming Home as Granny. She has also appeared in three other Southern Broadway shows, The Depot, Hawkins Pass and Hawkins Pass 2 – Bunkhouse Blues. Dawn appeared in several Enterprise State Community College (ESCC) productions – Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, The Big River - the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Music Man. She was also casted in a musical CD entitled Heart to Heart sung by local county singer Eric Lee, commercials and Christian movies. Dawn “Loves” volunteering around the community of Enterprise. At the conclusion of this play, Dawn (aka Granny) will be going on a Christmas vacation celebrating her 52nd Anniversary December 24 with Scotty.
Scotty Johnson will portray Rayman Goodman (Granny's son)
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, Hawkins Pass 2-Bunkhouse Blues, Juror #7 and recently in Mississippi Slim and the Deadwood Saloon. He has also appeared in Christian movies, commercials and a musical CD. Scotty is a retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer 5. He thanks GOD every day for being able to perform in front of all the AWESOME people that come to see "live" Theater. Scotty will be celebrating his 52nd Anniversary on December 24 with his beautiful wife Dawn (aka Granny).
Rob Orlando will portray James Winston (The Butler)
Rob considers the Southern Broadway stage ‘the best playground anywhere!’ and was last seen in Southern Broadway’s’ Mississippi Slim and the Deadwood Saloon’. He has also appeared in ‘Juror #7’, ‘Bunkhouse Blues’, ‘Coming Home’ and ‘Marooned on Madagascar’. Rob began his association with Southern Broadway as a set carpenter for ‘The Depot’. He has also worked behind the scenes as the Set Designer, Technical Director, Lead Stage Carpenter and Chief Stage Hand for the ESCC productions; ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling B’, ‘Godspell’, ’ South Pacific’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Oklahoma!’ Originally from the South he has lived in New York City, Boston, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Mexico City and a number of placed in between. He is a single father of two wonderful boys and recently became engaged. He works for the United States Army as Ft Rucker’s Architect and is Co-Owner of Arkitekton LLC, a design building company. He is also licensed Architect and Contractor in the State of Alabama. Incidentally, he also designed the theater you are sitting in tonight.
Jeremy Thomas will portray Steven Roundhouse (The Chef)
Jeremy Thomas has appeared in several Southern Broadway productions, having first appeared in “Hawkins Pass”. He was also in “Somewhere in Italy”, “Marooned on Madagascar”, “Coming Home”, “Bunkhouse Blues”, “Cabin at Yellow Wood”, “Jury #7”, “ The Christmas Gift”, "Mississippi Slim and the Deadwood Saloon" and "Merchants of London". He is an alumnus of Troy State University where he was a member of nearly every musical ensemble while in pursuit of a degree in music education. While at Troy, he was privileged to accompany great music artists such as The Temptations, Brian McNight, and Lee Greenwood. He was also a co-founder and member of Troy State's first ever, award--winning A Cappella group. He and his family often visit the Enterprise Nursing home to sing to the residents.
Lia Rester will portray Jubilee Brown (Jubie)
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.
Amanda Allums will portray Talula Brown (Lulu)
Amanda was last seen in Southern Broadway’s “Juror Number Seven”. She has been in theatre locally and abroad for several years. Sit back and watch as her love for theatre shines through her character.
Trey Clark will portray Hugo Langston (Hotel Manager)
This is Trey’s first appearance on the Southern Broadway stage. Originally from North eastern Oklahoma, Trey has worked in numerous theatres across the country, ranging from California to New York. He has been in Alabama since 2015, when he accepted positions at Troy University as resident fight choreographer, scene shop foreman, and assistant technical director. Currently, Trey is a freelance fight choreographer and actor, spending a lot of his time traveling. A well rounded theatrical veteran, Trey has worked in every aspect of the theatre. Some of his notable acting roles include Millet and Binki in Wonder of the World, Aaronow in Glengarry Glen Ross, Roy in Lone Star, Mr. Freitag in Last Night of Bollyhoo, Freddy in Noises Off, George in Don't Dress for Dinner, and The Sultan In Aladdin. Trey is also an advanced actor combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors, the premier fight choreography group in the United States.
Jane Evans will portray Olive (Ollie) Winston (Hotel Maid)
Jane Reese Evans honestly prefers the dark depths of the wings. Most often being found stage managing a production at Enterprise State Community College, she is pleased to be performing with Southern Broadway, especially at this festive season of the year. Locally, she has directed NUNSENSE, OKLAHOMA!, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE for ESCC, as well as PASS MY IMPERFECTIONS LIGHTLY BY featuring Margaret Wingate as Mary Todd Lincoln for the ESCC Lyceum. This will be her fourth production with Southern Broadway; her second on the stage. Jane has worked and performed in community theater for over fifty years. Although she is old enough to know better, she still believes there is lots to learn and has thoroughly enjoyed her time with Southern Broadway
Alan Fletcher will portray Charlie Coones (London Resident)
Born in Gosport, Hampshire, England. Educated at Brune Park High School, Gosport. Yes, we did have Houses like Harry Potter, mine was Clarence. We didn’t have quidditch, but I still have the bruises from playing British Bulldog.
Four year British Ministry of Defence Apprenticeship as a machinist. Mechanical Engineering HNC education (night school for 6 years at Fareham Technical College and Portsmouth Polytechnic in England. I remember a lot of formulas thanks to Monty Python skits.
Worked in aerospace as a repair design engineer for 11 years. Immigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1990 after being offered a engineering job by Vector Aerospace. Spend 18 years in Vancouver, became a Canadian citizen.
Moved to Andalusia, Alabama in 2008 to act as V.P Operations for the Andalusia division of the company. Became a US citizen in 2015. So I have three passports; less than Jason Bourne, but I still think I’m better looking. Currently semi retired from 32 years in aviation.
I’ve had several interests over the years. I’m a 1st Dan black belt in Shotokan karate. I used to run half marathons. Currently play golf, water colour paint, carry out home DIY and teach Taoist Tai Chi as a beginner instructor.
I was widowed in 2007 and remarried in 2010 to my wife Jane. Residing in Enterprise, AL.
Brannon Brown will portray Billy Copper (London Bobbie - a police officer)
Brannon Brown is making his second appearance in a Southern Broadway production, he previously appeared in Mississippi Slim and the Deadwood Saloon. He is attending Enterprise State Community College and is pursuing a degree in business. Brannon serves as an officer for the Tau Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at ESCC ; he is currently pursuing his lifelong ambition of keeping his family, friends and total strangers laughing and entertained.
Chuck Wilkinson will portray Henry Wedgwood (Tower of London - Guard)
Chuck returned to the stage after a 24 year hiatus to appear in Southern Broadway’s recent production of “The Merchants of London.” He has experience acting, directing, stage managing, as well as in lighting, sound, makeup, and set construction. Chuck is a local born native who is retired after serving 23years with the United States Army in Military Intelligence. He enjoys hiking, reading, gardening, cooking, remodeling, and spending time with family and friends.