Black Rose Theatre brings home awards from MTA

The Mississippi Theatre Association held the 2016 festival in Meridian, Miss. January 15-17. Black Rose Theatre presented an original production, written by Keni Bounds and Eric Riggs, called The Camping Trip during Community Theatre competition. Brenda Black won the state-wide award for Best Actress for her role as “Nancy” in The Camping Trip.

Now in rehearsals


Directed by Lori McDade


PERFORMANCES:    February 18-21 and 25-28, 2016  (We will begin taking reservations from season ticket holders on January 27, 2016 and the general public on February 3.)

With a classic fairy tale setting, loads of exciting and hilarious roles to play, a variety of entertaining musical numbers, and a plot full of mystery and adventure, this show has it all! It begins in the Misty Forest, where a girl is sleeping all alone. But when she wakes, nothing looks familiar to her. She can’t remember anything – not where she’s from, how she got here, or even her own name! She embarks on a journey to discover her identity and meets several fairy-tale characters along the way – Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella, and Rapunzel to name a few. Some are helpful, some are dangerous, and some are just plain weird, but all have information to help our young girl eventually realize her true identity as a princess. As with any good fairy tale, there’s also a prince! He’s desperate to find the princess, but he is always one step behind and inadvertently rescues and wins the hearts of all the wrong princesses! A rocking musical score adds even more fun to new takes on the stories everyone loves.


Gretel – Genevieve Moore

Hansel – Pierce Hayden

Princess – Merrin Meyer

Rumpelstiltskin – Drew Hairston

Forest Witch – Darryanna Warren

Prince Reveille – JJ Shipman

Goldilocks – Brooke Hairston

Snow White – Mary Robinson Coco

Queen of the West – Tykayla Barnes

Giddy – Kelsey Hairston

Nosy – Hadley Babb

Rowdy – Sawyer Smith

Whiny – Mattie Hill

Hippie – Lilly Luckett

Guilty – Savannah Shelton

Flighty – Annie Porter

Bear – Will Meyer

Big Bear – Baylee Walter

Tiny Bear – Trace Hairston

Fairy Godmother – Mary Rose Wolf

Cinderella – Lauren Brogan

Rapunzel – Lora Beth Pannell

Prince Hercules – Jameson Williams

Queen of the North – Stirling Van Nostrand

Herald – Lexi Sibley

Steward – Olivia Sirmon

Nurse – Avery DeMuth

Queen of the South – Tamia Patterson

King of the South – Nathan Dowling

Good Fairy #1 – Olivia Parish

Good Fairy #2 – Daleigh Ramsey

Good Fairy #3 – Analia Gonzalez

Evil Fairy – Ivy Graham (US Q of West)

Prince Adonis – Quentin Lea

Prince Swavay – Mason Smith


Wood Nymphs: Lorelai Hayden

MyKayla Balfour

Kassie Shotwell

Ella Lunsford

Mother Goose:  Lily Blough

Goslings:            Stella Porter

Emelia Doty

Villagers:            Rosie Shotwell

Maddie Macoy

Ava Lunsford

Frog Prince:        Eli Ramsey

Little Boy Blue:   Jude Hayden

Little Bo Peep:    Caitlyn Sykes

Sheep:                   Campbell Sykes

Production Team:

Director:                                            Lori McDade

Mentor:                                             Lydie Vick

Asst. Director:                                  Noelle Jones

Producer:                                          Stacy Wolf

Stage Manager:                               Renee Williams

Costume Designer:                         Karen Edwards

Asst. Costume Designer:               Jamie Macoy

Tech Designer:                                 Spencer Smith

Asst. Tech Designer:                       April Smith

Choreographers:                             Jennifer Wilder and Latisha Sullender

Master Carpenter:                          Michael Gibbs

Scenic Artists:                                  Dixie Gray and Brenda Black

Props Master:                                  Anna Hairston

Wranglers/Parent Liaison:            Leigh Ramsey and Crystal Porter

Black Rose Theatre Company’s Upcoming 25th Season 

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Production Dates: November 12-15 and 19-22, 2015

Director: Marianne Hause

Prince Whatshername (children’s musical)

Audition Dates: January 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. & January 4, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Production Dates: February 18-21 and 25-28, 2016

Director: Lori McDade

Mousetrap (drama/mystery)

Audition Dates: February 29 and March 2, 2016

Production Dates: April 14-17 and 21-24, 2016

Director: Tempy Murray

Barefoot in the Park (comedy)

Audition Dates: April 25 and 26, 2016

Production Dates: June 9-12 and 16-19, 2016

Director: Keni Bounds

A Night of One Acts by Local Playwrights

Shows and Directors: TBA

Audition Dates: June 20 and 21, 2016

Production dates: July 21-24, 2016

Crazy For You (musical)

Audition Dates: July 25 and 26, 2016

Production Dates: September 15-18 and 22-25, 2016

Director: Tommy Hoffman


Black Rose Theatre is located at 103 Black Street. Brandon, MS 39042
Published on October 25, 2011 at 8:12 pm  Comments (2)  

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    • We do not rent out the theatre as there are seldom times when we are not in rehearsal or production. On that particular date we will be in production for our children’s play, Princess Whatshername.

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