Cast Bios

Cast of Our Town

Tammy Bailey (Mrs. Soames) is thrilled to be back in this, her sixth production at SCCT. She also facilitates the SCCT Academy Improv. Class, and encourages you to register for the next session starting February 28th! Her performance today is dedicated to her Momma, who passed in September, and her children who she always tries to leave proud.

Colton Block (Joe Crowell): This is Colton’s 2nd show at SCCT, the first one being Frankenstein. He attends Shelby County High School and was just cast as Franz in SCHS’s production of The Sound of Music.

Doug Butler (Constable Warren): ” It’s a wonderful life ” to once again return to the SCCT Mainstage. After being shot in the first scene in Sister Act and dying of thirst in Don’t Drink the Water, it’s a comfort to play the Constable in Our Town. Please enjoy this wonderful show.

John W. Campbell (Stage Manager) is delighted to join the SCCT company for Our Town. He recently was seen on stage at Clarksville Little Theatre in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Potiphar, Simeon) and Moon Over Buffalo (George Hay). He thanks Terri—his line coach and wife—for her support; and director Clint Gill for entrusting this role to him.

Larry Dennison (Howie Newsome) lives in Lagrange, KY, and is a member of The Cowboy Posse Western Reenactment Group. This is Larry’s first show at SCCT. He has previously been in productions at The Little Colonel Playhouse and The Oldham County Performing Arts Center.

Kiersten Farris (Emily Webb) is thrilled to be a part of this production as Emily. She is a Sophomore at YPAS for theatre and has loved the play Our Town ever since she first read it. Some of her biggest supporters are her teachers at YPAS, her parents, and her friends.

MaryAnn Gramig (Mrs. Gibbs) can hardly believe this is her 20th production with SCCT. When she isn’t acting or working as an executive leadership coach, you’ll find her spoiling her four grandchildren whenever she can. They are the best reminder to cherish life and the people that fill it.

Peter Howard (Joe Stoddard) is pleased to return to SCCT where he played Curtis Appleby in Night Watch over thirty years ago! He most recently played James Ryder in Theatre Reprise!’s production of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose. Peter recently retired as a children’s librarian from the Louisville Free Public Library.

Thomas Karcher Jr, (George Gibbs) is a senior at Shelby County High School. This is his 5th show, and first show at SCCT. Thomas likes to spend his free time with friends. He plans to go into worship ministry after high school.

Madison Kasten (Si Crowell), age 11, is thrilled to be making her second appearance at SCCT after having portrayed Olaf in last summer’s performance of Frozen Jr! Offstage, Madison is a rock star student and member of her school’s Academic Team, she enjoys playing soccer for her travel Club Team, and she takes weekly piano lessons.

Gabriel Morrow (Dr. Gibbs) is very excited to be returning to the SCCT stage after appearing in several shows in the early 90’s. Gabe began his acting career in Shelbyville, which led him to perform at the historic Barter Theatre and several seasons as a resident company member at Stage One: Louisville Children’s Theatre. Gabe lives in Lawrenceburg with his wife and daughters.

Drew Newton (Wally Webb) is excited to be a part of the Our Town cast for his seventh appearance in an SCCT production. When he’s not on the stage, he enjoys his time as a 6th grader at West Middle School, playing soccer for Louisville City Shelbyville, playing on his oculus or hanging out with friends. He wants to thank his sister, Melanie, for keeping up with his script and his schedule for him.

Sheena Odenweller (Mrs. Webb) is happy to return to her home at SCCT! She is so grateful to her husband and her boys for letting her scratch the dramatic itch. She has recently been in the casts of 9 to 5, She Loves Me and Bright Star.

Kate Raisor (Samantha Craig – Our Town): 4-Time Storyteller at SCCT, 2023 performances include The Women of Lockerbie (SCCT) and “Narrator” of the radio play, Night of the Living Dead (The Theater Downstream). Kate is proud to call Shelbyville home since 1999 and is a proud mom to her daughter, Alex, who attends Berea College.

Allen Schuler (Simon Stimson). A retired public school educator, Allen has, since retirement, undertaken the advocation of “playing” with various community theaters. Most recently at SCCT he played the evil Duke Fredrick in As You Like It. Our Town’s message is timeless, whether looking at life in 1901 or 2001.

Michael Troy Shell (Prof. Willard) is appearing in his second performance with SCCT. His previous appearance was as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. He was the drama teacher at Walden School in Louisville for over ten years. In real life, Michael Troy is “Dr. Shell” as the director of the Shelby Campus of JCTC, “Bro. Shell” as the pastor of Baptist Tabernacle in Louisville, and the “Chapel Guy” at Christian Academy of Louisville,

Andrew Skomorowsky (Mr. Webb) is delighted to be making his debut at SCCT with this production. He spent ten years as a theatrical sound designer and engineer at various regional theaters around the country. He performed and directed music at the Kentucky Highlands Renaissance Fair and Dickens Festival between 2013-2022, and currently plays with pirate band Drunk & Sailor, and not-so-piratey The Jukebox Band, both based in Louisville.

Lorna Torzewski (Rebecca), 8-years-old, lights up the stage with her infectious enthusiasm. From portraying a whimsical elf in Elf Jr at Shelby East Middle School to recently being a part the ensemble of Frozen Jr at SCCT, Lorna loves the theater. She lives in Shelbyville with her dad, sister, brother and crazy Weimaraner.