Keni Bounds is the
proprietor of Detectives Dinner Theatre that always offers a
great play in addition a plate of great food.
For her company not
only she writes the plays, organizes the performances but also
appears in the show. This is her third year as Junie B.
Lesley Raybon is a
veteran actress/puppeteer with the Puppet Arts Theatre where she
performs in plays like "Pinocchio," "The Toad Prince," "Carnival
of the Animals" and
"Trickster Tales starring Anansi the Spider."
Lesley was seen on stage in "Five Woman
Wearing the Same Dress," and in "Dead Man's Cell Phone" in
the Unframed series at the New Stage Theatre.
Chris Moore is seen
often on stages around Jackson in productions of the Fondren
Theatre Workshop. Previously, he was one of the
puppeteers in Ken Ludwig's Twas the Night Before Christmas. This
year he is coming back to his role of Mr. Scary.
Tiffany Jefferson is a
well-known dancer and choreographer in Jackson, but she also
acts and appears at the New Stage. This is her first time
tackling the puppets. Welcome Tiffany.
Christy Brady joined Puppet Arts Theatre
three years ago. She is often seen on
stage in Madison as a member of the Center Players Community
Theatre. Recently she was cast in "Li'l Abner" as Moonbeam
McSwine and in Once Upon the Mattress.
In Junie B., Christy appears as Lucille, but
also as Elf Ellen.
Christy serves as a choreographer and dance teacher.
This is her first time tackling the puppets.
T. J. McSparrin joined
the Puppet Arts Theatre 25+ years ago. She was seen in "The
Snow Queen," "The Fisherman & His Wife," "Classical Miniatures,"
Nutcracker Suite," and "Peter & the Wolf."
Two years ago she was in "Twas the Night Before Christmas," as
Emily, this year she is returning to role of Sheldon.
Olivia Hansford, long
time puppeteer with the Puppet Arts Theatre will tackle the role
of Jose this year.
Previously, she appeared in The Toad Prince,
Nutcracker Suite, Carnival of the Animals and Peter and the
J. C. Patterson is well-known to his audiences
from appearances with Puppet Arts Theatre as a narrator in
"Peter & the Wolf" and Dr. Drosselmeyer in "The Nutcracker."
In this show, J. C. takes on two roles, Mr. Toot
and Phillip Jonny Bob.
Philip Jonny Bob
J. C. is often see in theatrical productions
around Jackson, like Actor's Playhouse or Fondren Theatre