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. Two years 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.
Do you know who is
Junie B's best friend? It's Herb who is played by Monica T.
Shepherd in "Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!"
Monica has been a member of the Puppet Arts Theatre since 2009.
She was a featured actress in "Mufaro's
Christy Brady was a
newcomer to Puppet Arts Theatre last year. 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
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.
Sydney Blackwell is back.
Previously she played Sheldon, but this year it will be Jose. In 2010-2011 season, Sydney was an intern at the New
Stage where she participated in many production during that
time. Her biggest role was Li'L Bit with Richard Lawrence in
"How I Learned to Drive."
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