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Actors


 Hope Holmes

Hope Holmes of Gentry, was bitten by the theater "bug" in 2004 when she was cast in Sound of Music. Since then she has been in the cast of numerous theater productions with Rogers Little Theater, Arts Center Of The Ozarks, and The Village Players. Some of her credits include Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, A Bad Year for Tomatoes, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Music Man, Big River, Hello Dolly, Sleeping Beauty, Christmas Carol, The Taffetas to name just a few. She directed A Walk in the Woods and co-directed as well as acted in The Rant. When not onstage, Hope is typically found backstage as wig/hairstylist or enjoying her passions of clowning, skydiving, and a variety of other hobbies. Hope would like to thank Dwight, her friends and her "Tomatoes" for their love and support.

 Earl J. Allen

Earl J. Allen is a 40 year veteran of the amateur stage. He has been with the Hardee Community theater in Florida, The Village Players, The Rogers Little Theater and the Sager Creek Arts Center in Siloam Springs, AR.

 Alaina Stroud

Alaina is currently earning her AA at North West Arkansas Community College, and plans to continue her education somewhere fabulous to obtain her Bachelors. Alaina has acted with The Village Players, Sager Creek Arts Center and NWACC. Her credits include roles in Harvey, Nunsense, The Importance Of Being Earnest, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Murder In The Village, Arsenic And Old Lace, Cheaper By The Dozen, The Who‘s Tommy, The Crucible, and many other productions.

 James Anthony Miskimen

James began acting at the age of 12 in Orlando Florida and continued to act after moving to Fayetteville. He performed in over 15 productions during his time at Fayetteville High School. From there he began performing at the Arts Center Of The Ozarks where his credits include Smoke On The Mountain, The Foreigner, The Taming Of The Shrew, Impossible Marriage, and Book Of Days. James has broadened his acting experience by acting in and directing numerous short films. Check out James at work in his first paid acting gig, a Wal-mart Training video, which is sure to go viral once he makes it big! James is an international business student at North West Arkansas Community College and is President of the NWACC Film club.

 Kim Jennings-Eckert

Kim earned a B.S. in Organizational Management from John Brown University. She currently works as a Sales Engineer for Tank Connection, LLC. Although Kim is new to theater, she has always enjoyed entertaining people and making them laugh. When not saving every stray she sees, Kim’s other passions include cooking and spending time with her family. Kim and her husband Doug have one daughter, Burgundy, along with their “babies”, Gracie, Loki, Sadie and Caigen.

 Dwight Luper

Dwight is a life long resident of the Siloam Springs area. He has been a licensed skydiver since 2002 and has over 400 jumps. He has also worked as a skydiving instructor and coach. Dwight is a U.S. Army Veteran of Desert Shield / Desert Storm with 10 plus years of service in the Army National Guard. He currently works as a truck driver hauling industrial and medical gases.

 Jessica Vradenburg

Jessica Vradenburg has been in casts of numerous community theater productions. At Rogers little theater, she was Mrs. McClain in “Inherit the Wind” Lab tech/student/resident/ in “Wit” Barbara in “No Sex Please We’re British” assistant director/stage manager for “ A Bad Year for Tomatoes” and most recent Maria Delgado & female ensemble on “9 to 5:The Musical” North West Arkansas Community College productions “What On Earth Was That,” “The Crucible,” “De Donde,” “King Lear,” “A Child’s Christmas In Wales” Village Players “Godspell” She thanks her family & friends for their encouragement and support.

 Bill Hesse

Bill moved to Bella Vista in August of 2009, retiring after a 35 year career teaching elementary and middle school vocal music in Dubuque, IA. He received his B.A. in Voice and his M.A. in Music Education at the University of Northern Iowa. While at Eleanor Roosevelt Middle school, he directed music for student productions of Anything Goes, Oliver!, Guys and Dolls and Cats. Since moving to Arkansas, Bill has performed roles in Big River, The Fantasticks Annie, Harvey and Love, Sex and the I.R.S. Other theatre work includes assisting in the Rogers Heritage High production of Grease and directing music for Godspell and Into the Woods, Jr. He is conductor of the Bella Vista Men’s Chorus and this year he will be the choir director at First Presbyterian Church in Rogers. He lives in Bella Vista with his wife, Pat and their three cats and two dogs. Other interests include reading, dancing (ballet, really!), theatre and cycling.

 Brooklyn Shock

Brooklyn has been doing theater since Elemetary School, and is proud to join Tableside Theater. She enjoys roles where comedy is required, and may be remembered from many humorous parts with the Bella Vista Village Players. With many years, shows, and diverse characters under her belt she is greatly looking forward to many more diversities with Tableside. In her "spare time" she volunteers with the Animal Rescue Corps, co-owns Realms Anime in Fayetteville, and is the Convention Chairperson for the Arkansas Anime Festival.

 Robbie Lewis

Robbie has done many shows with Village Players and is appearing in his second show with tableside theater. Along with his roughly 10 years of theater he has also been in performing in choir's since high school. He has also had 8 years of private voice so on top of acting he is an amazing singer. This second performance is one of his favorite performances to date. He looks forward to more performances in the future with us. Other interests include dancing, cooking and baking, hosting dinner parties.

 Debbie Reynolds

Debbie has been involved in community theater for approximately 25 years. Her theater experience began with designing, building and painting sets. From there she began to act on stage and has been in several productions for the Village Players in Bella Vista, ACO in Springdale, Sager Creek Theater in Siloam Springs, Arkansas Arts and Science Center in Pine Bluff and Rockwall Texas Community Theater in Rockwall, TX.

Her favorite of all times was the VP production of "Nunsence" in which she has portraid Reverend Mother in two separate productions. Some the others are Hello Dolly, See How They Run, Octette Bridge Club, Rumors, Cactus Flower, and Play on.

 Joshua Billis

Joshua began acting in high school appearing in The Crucible and To Kill a Mocking Bird He was last seen in A Murder in the Village. Josh is the Director of the Office of Emergency Communications for Benton County and also conducts numerous seminars on public safety. Josh is the owner and creater of Planet Billis Creations and enjoys producing original videos and other graphic works. He lives in Bella Vista with his wife Alicia and their children Miki, Madi and Gavin. If you can't find him taking a bow on stage then he is probably riding off into the sunset on his motorcycle.

 Allyssa Riley

Allyssa Riley is a author, musician, actress & teacher. Besides her artistic endeavors, Allyssa likes to cook and "eat!", travel, study foreign langauges and play sports.

 Mike Mondl

Michael has acted in nearly thirty stage productions ranging from musicals to comedies to drama. Some of his most memorable roles were Froggy in The Foreigner, Ernie in Neil Simon’s Rumors, and Shylock in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. Mike sings and has played a variety of instruments for nearly a dozen bands and has performed on stage in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Northwest Arkansas.

 John Honey

John has been in the cast of numerous theater productions across northwest Arkansas over the past six years, including shows at Arts Center Of The Ozarks, Rogers Little Theater, and Sager Creek Arts Center, with leading roles most recently in Dial M for Murder and Over the River and Through the Woods. He's also played a leading role in the film Make Your Paths Straight, which was nominated for Best Feature Film at the Angeleno Film Festival. By day, John works at the Walmart Home Office, and facilitates leadership training, team-building, communication, behavior and personality assessment, and other types of classes to Associates there."

 Megan Marks

Megan is an 8th grader attending Washington Jr. High School in Bentonville. She made her stage debut at the age of 6 months on the Sager Creek Arts Center stage. She enjoys singing, writing and plays the cello in the school orchestra. Megan was in the WJHS production of School House Rock and her Odyssey Of The Mind team advanced to World Finals and finished in 9th place among 56 international teams. Megan has appeared in Hello Dolly, The Selfish Elf, Murder In The Village and the 4320 Film Challenge original production Happy Birthday Or Bust. She and her sisters are the creators of Weethud Productions.

 Preston Dulaney

Preston is a junior high student attending Washington Jr. High School in Bentonville. He has acted in a number of short films, plays, and theater revues. Preston recently took part in the 4320 Film Challenge and he is currently starring in the upcoming feature Gordon Family Tree and the upcoming comedy series Pumphandle - USA. He plays violin in his school orchestra and is involved in Odyssey of the Mind. In his spare time he writes and produces his own Lego stop-motion films.

 Madelyn Marks

Madelyn is a 7th grader attending Washington Jr. High School in Bentonville. She enjoys singing, acting dancing and making short films with her family. Madelyn has appeared in Hello Dolly, The Selfish Elf, Murder In The Village and various short films. She has participated in the 4320 Film Challenge and competes in Odyssey Of The Mind at school. Madelyn and her sisters, Megan, McKenzi and Macy Jo have their own website and invite you to view their creative antics at WeeThud!