Virtual Program

Cast Bios

Dean Blount (Ensemble) Dean has most recently been seen on the SCT stage in Something Rotten. Previous performances include Company, Mamma Mia, and Addam’s Family. Outside of SCT his credits include La Cage Aux Folles, and The Rocky Horror Show at Showbiz Theatre co, as well as Class Act and Bridge at the Community Theatre of Linden. He is elated for the opportunity to join this amazing cast and crew for this production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. By day Dean is a mild-mannered school psychologist in Lodi Unified School District. Enjoy the show.

Cindy Braden (Muriel) Cindy is a person who enjoys perfectly pairing practical matters while praising peculiarities.

Chelsea Carruesco (Christine Colgate) Chelsea is thrilled to be a part of such an iconic show! She was most recently seen in the Ensemble for A Christmas Story after playing Billie Bendix in Nice Work If You Can Get It, for which she was nominated for a SARTA Elly Award. Other credits include Hope Cladwell (Urinetown), Margot (Legally Blonde), and Little Red (Into the Woods). Chelsea is a proud member of the Board of Directors and is honored to be a voice within the community. 

Brad DeMoss (Lawrence Jameson) Brad feels exceptionally blessed to be returning to the SCT main stage. He has previously appeared in Game Show as Tyler Scott and as The Old Man in Christmas Story. He is profoundly grateful for the support of his wife and children and gives special thanks to the cast and crew for all their hard work.

Sierra Fraser (Jolene) Sierra is so pleased to be back on SCT’s Main Stage! She has been previously seen in SCT’s production of Sister Act as Sister Mary Robert, The Last Five Years as Cathy, and Something Rotten as Portia. Other productions outside of SCT include Gypsy as Dainty June, Wizard of Oz as Dorothy Gale, 1776 as Martha Jefferson, Seussical as Gertrude McFuzz, and Mamma Mia as Sophie. She is thankful for all of her love and support and hopes you enjoy the show!

Stefany Jarrett (Ensemble) Stefany returns to the Stockton Civic Theatre stage. Her last performance was in Something Rotten. She is excited to be back and able to work with many of her past cast mates and to get to know some new ones as well. She would like to thank her parents for their support and patience which was never in short supply.

Karissa Kiriu (Ensemble) Karissa has been seen in multiple SCT, Showbiz, and LMT productions, most recently performing as Miss Shields in SCT’s A Christmas Story. She has also choreographed shows including SCT’s Mamma Mia, which won her a Willie Award. Karissa has a Master’s Degree from UOP and is a licensed Civil Engineer. She would like to dedicate this performance to her Grandma.

Shawntell Livingston (Ensemble) Shawntell is a lover of all things theater and performing arts! Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is one more musical to add to the abundant list of shows she wants to take part in throughout her life. With a year of theater school and years of high school theater, she hopes to entertain all who come to see the show!

Mike Moon (Ensemble) Has it really been almost 20 years since Mike first tickled audiences here at SCT?! It was 2004 when Mike hit our stage in Sugar which garnered him his first of five SCT Willie awards for acting. A fan favorite, whether onstage in a comedy, farce, drama, or musical comedy, Mike was most recently seen in Gypsy in which he played five different ensemble roles! Having performed at most of the local theaters, Mike is always happy to return ‘home’ to SCT.  Mike owns an 1885 Victorian home with his husband, Kent, and shares it with a menagerie of cats and rabbits. Enjoy the show!

Nathan Origer (Ensemble) Nathan has been in theatre for about 10 years. You may have previously seen him in Little Shop of Horrors and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Showbiz, or here at SCT recently in Gypsy, The Skin of Our Teeth, A Christmas Story, Something Rotten, Matilda, A Christmas Carol, and The Addams Family. Nathan Got his start in theatre with the SCT Jr. program performing in The Wizard of Oz Jr. and was in the program for about 7 years. He also likes to do crew for shows here at SCT and is attending Cesar Chavez High School as a Senior.

Sarah Spenker Pratt (Ensemble) It’s been a while since Sarah has performed on the SCT stage but she is happy to be back for this production! Past acting credits include Comedy of Tenors (Mimi), Nice Work if You Can Get It (ensemble), You Can’t Take It with You (Alice), and Lend Me A Tenor (Maggie). She also directed Mamma Mia and Annie at SCT. Thank you to my family and friends for all your love and support, and to my wonderful husband, hope you enjoy the show, honey!

Carlos Roman (Ensemble) Carlos is making his debut here at Stockton Civic Theatre. Carlos started his acting career at San Joaquin Delta College, being a part of the most recent musical and well-known story of Cinderella. Carlos hopes to bring a performance that not only he will enjoy but also others can enjoy, and you can hope to look forward to seeing him in future productions.

Gianna Smith (Ensemble) Gianna is very excited for you to watch Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Starting as Tessie in Annie (2018) and Dill in A Christmas Story (2021), they are happy to be back on the stage. And remember, nothing is to wonderful to be true. 

Ron Smith (Ensemble) This is Ron’s fourth production with SCT. Some of his favorite roles are Oliver Warbucks in Annie, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Albert in Bye, Bye, Birdie, and The Narrator in A Christmas Story the Musical.

Additional Special Thanks to
St Mary’s High School Theatre Department
Tim Graffham
The Stockton Hilton

Production Team Bios

Evelyn Barney (Co-Choreographer) Evelyn has enjoyed sharing choreography duties with James and Kurt.  Evelyn has choreographed for SCT, St. Mary’s High School’s award-winning Theatre Department, ShowBiz Theatre Company, Lincoln High School, UOP Opera, and Linden Community Theatre. She has earned Elly and Willie Awards and nominations.  Most recently she won a Willie Award for Something Rotten at SCT, alongside co-choreographer Kurt Nielsen.  Some of Evelyn’s favorite shows that she has choreographed include 42nd Street, Chicago, Mary Poppins, White Christmas, Beauty and The Beast, Nice Work If You Can Get it, The Addams Family, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Evelyn teaches tap at Stockton Ballet School and is a Physical Therapist.

Cathy Hastings (Co-Costume Designer)  Cathy has been involved in theatre for over 30 years. Some recent productions are Rock of Ages, Nice Work If You Can Get It,  Hair, Mama Mia, Annie, 1776, Mary Poppins, and Spamalot.  She has also designed shows for UOP, Delta College, and other local companies.  

Putsy Lew Hong (Stage Manager) Putsy has been involved with Stockton Civic Theatre for quite a few years…mostly in the capacity as a Stage Manager. She has operated spotlights, light board, backstage as a dresser and also on scene changes. She has been the recipient of numerous awards such as: Fred Bollinger Award along with her husband George; Technical Award, Layne Fields Award, Dora Belle Howard Award, Founders Award and the Bravo Award. And also the Young at Heart Award. She stage managed the first “outdoor” performances of August:Osage County in the SCT courtyard. What a fun experience with the geese and ducks and skunks. A most memorable production. She was very happy to return back to live theatre on the main stage with Something Rotten and A Christmas Story.  Thank you to all the volunteers that keep the community theatre alive. Especially Elizabeth Smith, Howard Chi, Judy C Williamson, and our wonderful ushers, house managers, concession workers, will call personnel and greeters. We couldn’t do this without you.

Carmen Musch (Assistant Director) Carmen has been involved with various theaters in the San Joaquin Valley for over 40 years. She is a recipient of the regional SARTA “Elly” Award and recently received the SCT “Willie” Award for her performance as Mazeppa in ‘Gypsy”. Carmen also worked as Assistant Director for “Company” and serves on the SCT’s Artistic Committee.  She is excited for you to enjoy this funny and delightful Musical.

Kurt Nielsen (Co-Choreographer) Kurt is honored to be involved in his second production at SCT. Kurt comes from 35 years with the Walt Disney Company & 12 years at Universal Studios and Marvel Productions as a Performer, Director, and Casting Associate, performing numerous times at The Hollywood Bowl and performing abroad in France, Canada, Qatar, Japan & Malaysia. Kurt is a theatrical director & award-winning Show Choir Choreographer & Designer, taking many groups to National Championships and training the next generation of Performers.