Friday, April 21, 2017

Meet the Cast of The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty

The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty and the Sorcerer's Apprentice
April 21-23, 2017 at Tulsa Little Theatre
Presented by Encore! Tulsa
Sponsored by Tulsa Little Theatre and Law Office of Bryce A. Hill

Anabel White as Briar Rose
Anabel is 12 years old and a sixth grader in the World Language and Gifted programs at Jenks East Intermediate. Her passions include singing, dance, reading and school. She has attended several Encore! classes and camps, and she has performed in seven Encore! productions. Anabel would like to thank Mindy and Josh for the mentorship, guidance and trust that they have given her the last two years. Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) and Briar Rose (Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty) have been dream roles for Anabel and she hopes to be in many more Encore! productions and classes in the years to come! Anabel is represented by BK Talent Agency.

Joshua Branson Barker as Phantom
Joshua is the writer, co-director, and co-designer of The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty and the Founding Artistic Director of Encore! Tulsa. In addition to performing in over 80 stage productions, Joshua has worked on feature films, including August: Osage County and Te Ata, and the short film, Dragula (directed by Adam Shankman and starring Rob Riggle and Missi Pyle), as well as the CBS TV series, Baby Daddy. His favorite Encore! credits include: A Christmas Story (Old Man), The Wizard of Oz (Cowardly Lion), Jungle Book (Baloo), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Willy Wonka).

Mindy Barker as Maleficent
Mindy is the co-director and co-designer of The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty and the Founding Managing Director of Encore! Tulsa. In addition to performing in over 60 stage productions in Tulsa and Los Angeles, she has appeared in the feature film, Jersey Boys (directed by Clint Eastwood), as well as many television shows, including Mad Men, Pretty Little Liars, Parks and Recreation, Criminal Minds, NCIS, and Scandal. Her favorite Encore! credits include Steel Magnolias (Shelby), It's a Wonderful Life (Mary Bailey), A Christmas Story (Mother), and Peter Pan (Peter Pan).

Sydney Bush as Mischief
Sydney is 14 years old and an eighth grader at Bixby Middle School. She loves to act, and is a Junior Artist in Encore! Tulsa's Pre-Professional Youth Acting Program.  This is her sixth show with Encore!, having performed in A Christmas Story (Esther Jane), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Lucy), Wizard of Oz (Ozian), Winnie the Pooh (Piglet), and Peter Pan (Curly).

Matthew Brown as Prince William Charming
Matthew is thrilled to perform in another Encore! show, having played Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Shere Khan in The Jungle Book, Harry Bailey and other roles in It's a Wonderful Life, and Caesar in The Lost Pages of Oz.

Taylor Terrell as Puss in Boots
Taylor is a Junior Artist in Encore! Tulsa's Pre-Professional Youth Acting Program and has loved working with Encore! for the past seven years. She has appeared in over 25 Encore! productions, including Peter Pan (Peter Pan), The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), The Jungle Book (Tabaqui), and A Charlie Brown Christmas (Lucy). 

Ron Terrell as Fairy Godfather
Ron is an Emmy Award-winning morning news anchor for FOX23 News and has loved sharing the Encore! stage with his daughter, Taylor, for the past six years. In addition to playing the Fairy Godfather in seven Lost Pages productions, he has played Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas, Mr. Potter in It's a Wonderful Life, and Santa Claus in A Christmas Story.

Katie Thomas as Fairy Godmother
Katie is a teacher and coach at Bishop Kelley High School, and is thrilled to perform in yet another Encore! show, having played Lucy in A Charlie Brown Christmas, Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, and Bagheera in The Jungle Book.

Jared Barker as Mayhem
Jared is excited to perform with Encore! again, having played such roles as Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, Adult Ralph in A Christmas Story, and Schroeder in A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Blake Lewis as Rumplestiltskin
Blake has a degree in Business & Drama. He’s represented by Linda Layman Agencies. Encore! credits include: Prince Charming (Lost Pages Series), Clarence, Harry Bailey, Mr. Martini (It’s A Wonderful Life), Sam Hendrix (Wait Until Dark), Mr. Tumnus (Narnia), Pooh (Winnie the Pooh). Look for him in the upcoming feature film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He’s not in it, but if you do see him in the film let him know.

Tom Powers as Merlin
Tom is excited to appear in his fifth Encore! production, having appeared in It's a Wonderful Life, Lost Pages of Wonderland, and recently as Grandpa Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Tom is married to his college sweetheart, is a father, grandfather, teacher, and works in children's ministry. Passions include travel, reading, and acting.

Shannon Opitz as Queen Charming
Shannon Opitz is thrilled to reprise her role as Queen Charming after performing in Encore! Tulsa's 2015 production of The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty. Past performances include dinner theatre productions “Uncle Phil’s Diner” and “Dirty Doings at Winfreyville” with her local church. An avid chocoholic, world traveler, and OSU fan, she wishes to thank her family and friends for their support, and especially to Pamela Hoagland, a wonderful mentor who gave her the confidence to seek a stage outside her comfort zone.

Erika Hall as Glissandra
Erika Hall is originally from RI and has a BA in Theatre From American University in Washington D.C. She is a stay-at-home mom to her three kids, Bianca, Cameron, and Micah. She is excited to be a part of this magical show and knows this wouldn't be possible without the support of her husband, Bobby. Previous Encore! credits include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mrs.Gloop), and the adult cast of A Charlie Brown Christmas (Violet).

Chrissy Lewis as Serena
Chrissy is excited to perform in another Encore! show, having played the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz and Maleficent in The Lost Pages of Oz as well as dozens of other roles in local theatre productions.

Zoe Brooks as Flora

Abbigail Howell as Fauna

Katherine Bates as Merriweather
Katherine is thrilled to be performing in her second play with Encore! She sends a huge shout-out to her acting teacher, Dawn Redden, and a big thank-you to her family, and to Josh and Mindy for letting her be a part of this production. She loves reading Shakespeare, writing twisted tales of intrigue in iambic tetrameter, learning ancient languages, world-building, and memorizing digits of pi in her free time.

Lisa Mahoney as Evil Stepmother
In her day-to-day life, Lisa is a homeschooling mom and a wife. However, she was bitten by the acting bug in 2016 and is very excited to be performing in her fifth production with Encore! Tulsa. Thus far, she has played roles ranging from a grandma to a kangaroo, but her favorite role has been as Miss Shields in Encore's production of A Christmas Story. She is very grateful for the support of Troy, Reilly and Declan as she pursues this hobby!

Dannielle Trauernicht as Agatha the Stepsister
Dannielle is 25 years old and is a graduate student at OU Tulsa. She is a substance abuse counselor who strives to be a counselor for at risk children. She has been theatre for 11 years. Credits include: Charlie Brown Christmas (Peggy Jean)

Kylee Gosney as Gertrude the Stepsister
Kylee is a seventh grader at Edison Preparatory Middle School. She enjoys reading, singing, and dancing. She is excited to be performing in her fourth Encore! Tulsa production and appreciates all of the opportunities Mindy and Josh have provided for her to gain experience and improve her skills. Past Encore! Tulsa credits include Rabbit’s Niece in Winnie the Pooh, Oompa Loompa in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Flora in The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty.

Jeff Jimenez as Benoni Daldini and The Big Bad Wolf

Zack Prater as Prince Sarah Charming
Zack resides in Skiatook, Oklahoma with his parents and three brothers and is currently in the 8th grade. He presently studies acting with the "Actors Audition Studios" in Plano, Texas with Lar Park Lincoln. In his spare time he loves drawing anime characters and creating something new and amazing out of something old and boring! Art of all kinds is his passion.

Janson Daniel as Sinister

Kate Stiles as Francis (Young Snow White)
Kate is a passionate and creative actress. At age 12, she has been in numerous productions including Annie, Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver!, Treasure Island, and many more. With a single-minded dedication to musical theatre, her goal is to someday perform on Broadway.

Nadia Smith as Young Cinderella
Nadia Smith is 10 years old and in the 4th grade at Legacy Christian Academy in Broken Arrow. This will be her 13th show with Encore. She is so thankful for working with Mindy, Josh, and the Encore family over the last 3 years growing and improving in her acting skills. When she is not on stage she enjoys reading and dancing. 

Macy Gerkin as Gretel and The Herald
Macy is a 9 year old third grader at Eisenhower. This will be her 9th show with Encore! Her previous roles include Tinkerbell, Zuzu and an oompah loompah. She enjoys soccer as well as taking classes at Encore! She is repped by Linda Layman Agency.

Eli Overbey as Hansel

Abigail Cupp as Pinocchio*
Abigail is 7 years old and in in the second grade. She is homeschooled along with her two brothers and younger sister. Her family always tells her to save the drama for the stage! She loves singing, acting, drawing, and sewing. She also loves being a part of the Encore family. This is her fifth show with Encore.

Trace Herrera as Pinocchio*
Trace is nine years old and in third grade at Zarrow International. He loves performing whether it's singing, dancing, or acting. He also enjoys drawing and playing soccer. He hopes to one day be on Saturday Night Live. Other credits include: Disney Jr Cinderella (Jaq) Disney Jr Little Mermaid (Flounder) Elf Jr. the Musical (Michael Hobbs)."

Melissa Fabian as Lily Bell the Fairy
When Melissa watched one of her best friends (Shannon Opitz) as Queen Charming during the 2015 season, she put it on her bucket list to audition for (and hopefully participate in) one of the Lost Pages Productions. Then in 2016,Melissa watched her daughter, Clara fall in love with acting through Joshua and Mindy Barker and Encore! Melissa is honored to be cast in this Lost Pages Show and is super-duper excited to get to work with Burr the Pig (her daughter), Queen Charming (one of her best friends), and so many of her new friends! Encore Credits: A Charlie Brown Christmas Adult Cast (Patty Swanson)

April Trenary as Dew Drop the Fairy

Rainee Million as Rapunzel

Emili Watts as Pixie
Emili Watts is six years old and a first grader at Carnegie Elementary. She loves art and gymnastics in addition to attending Encore’s Acting Classes. This is her sixth production with Encore! Tulsa. She is excited to work with the cast and crew of The Lost Pages of Sleeping Beauty !

Andrea Davis as Broomhilda

Clara Fabian as Burr the Pig*
Clara Fabian is ten years old and is a fourth grader at Eliot Elementary. She loves acting, gymnastics, and dogs. She would like to thank her family for their love and support and Willy Wonka for the Encore! Golden Ticket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that started it all! Encore Credits: Jungle Book (Monkey), The Wizard of Oz (Lollipop Girl/Munchkin #1), Winnie the Pooh (Late Rabbit), and A Charlie Brown Christmas (Sally Brown)

Lexi McMinn as Hamilton the Pig*

Beka Trenary as Hamilton the Pig*

Stephen Davis as Shadow Troll

Mallory Berry as Abel the Pig*
Mallory Berry who is eleven years old will be playing the role of Abel, one of the 3 Little Pigs. Mallory is a fifth grader who loves acting, dancing, and improv. This is Mallory’s first performance with Encore, but her seventh overall acting role. Mallory’s previous roles include Broken Arrow High Schools Oliver Twist and Peter Pan, TCC's Mulan, The Aristocats and The Ghost Sonata, and most recently Lucy in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at the Broken Arrow Community Playhouse. Mallory is very excited to be performing with Encore!

Isabella Doering as Burr the Pig*

Emma Zacharias as Abel the Pig*
Emma is an eleven year old homeschooler. She loves drama, singing and taking Encore's Comedy and Improv and Comedy Boot Camp classes. Other credits include: The Jungle Book (Baloo) and The Complaint Department (Susan and Callie).

Kros Doerflinger as Monster Minion
Kros Doerflinger is excited about his first appearance with Encore Productions. In addition to acting and singing he enjoys golf, competitive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and playing Airsoft with his friends. Kros is appreciative of the cast members looking forward to performing in one of Tulsa's historic theaters.
Other credits - Winston (Queenie) in Honk

Grant Galloway as Monster Minion
Grant is 13 years old and a 7th grader at Oneta Ridge Middle School in Broken Arrow. In addition to acting he loves to sing, write, play guitar, and be a part of his youth group at church. Other credits include: Peter Pan (John Darling), It’s A Wonderful Life (Young George Bailey and Pete Bailey), and Charlie Brown Christmas (Schroeder).

Spencer Loeffler as Monster Minion

*Roles noted with an asterisk are double cast, and actors will alternate performances.


  1. DANI, i am so excited to see this. Break a leg.

  2. Fantastic!!! Cannot wait.