Stage and Music Direction:  Brad D. Fowler
- Show Dates and Times -
Friday, September 11th - School Performances Only
Saturday, September 12th at 7:00pm
Sunday, September 13th at 2:00pm

While preparing for his first day of teaching, Tom is unwittingly pulled into the class television set after using a strange remote left by the mysterious custodian. Once in TV land Tom meets up with various characters before arriving at the School House Rock channel. School House Rocky, Interplanet Janet, Hero Zero and many other of the SHR characters lead Tom through an array of songs in an attempt to teach him that learning isn't only about books. Will Tom finally get the message? Will he get back to the real world in time to teach his class? Will he also have to take Perdue's three furlough days??

Join us for School House Rock 2009 and find out. A fresh take on the production with 18 of the best songs from part one and part two of the series.

The principal cast members are as follows:

Tom the Teacher:    Montell Newton 

Montell is an AP honors student who will be a sophomore in 2009-10 school year. His talents include singing, acting, modeling, writing, dancing and public speaking. He has trained in school chorus for vocals and keyboard training with 'Whole Note' Music. He has hosted school events/programs, performed voiceovers in commercials and acted in a number of local plays. He's cast in a 3:16 Productions short play entitled Devil Shoes. Montell is a dedicated Christian and isn't afraid to say how grateful he is for continuous blessings. This is his first time working with Camelot Theatres and he is psyched to have been cast in this stage production of SHR, one of our family's favorite learning tools!

School House Rocky:    Derrick Keator 

Derrick Keator is in the 12th grade at Spalding High School. Derrick's previous productions include Back To The 80s (Lionel Astley), Best Little Whorehouse in Texas(Aggie), Once Upon A Mattress (knight), Narnia (Fenris Ulf), Willy Wonka Jr. (Grandpa George). He's the brother of Meagan & Rodi Keator. Derrick is also an amateur film maker.

Lucky:    Josh Stephens 

Josh Stephens is a junior at Skipstone Academy and an honors student. He has been in performances such as Back To The 80s, School House Rock for 2 years, School House Rock Too, Willy Wonka Jr., The Wizard of Oz, Alexander, The Nutcracker, It's a Wonderful Life, Aladin and church performances. He has been singing and acting his whole life, and he hopes to pursue this as a future career.

Hero Zero:    Lindsey Fowler 

Lindsey Fowler is eleven years old and in the sixth grade at Faith Christian Academy. This is Lindsey’s seventh performance with Camelot Theatre. She was in Annie, Willie Wonka Jr, School House Rock Too, and all three prior Camelot productions of School House Rock. She was also in FCA’s production of The Grinch and Charlie Brown’s Christmas. She enjoys cheerleading, soccer, shopping, acting, piano, hanging out with friends and swimming. She is the daughter of Brad and Colleen Fowler and has an older sister Whitley.

Geraldine:    Emily Stephens 

Emily is the daughter of Renice Prestage Stephens. She is a recent graduate of Spalding High School. She was a member of the Spalding High Advanced Chorus and Show Choir and participated in the Spivey Hall's Children Choir for 4 years. She would like to continue her musical theater training and pursue a career in nursing. She has been in many productions for Camelot, Main Street and Spalding High School ~ The Wizard of Oz, Charlotte's Web, Godspell, School House Rock/3 years, School House Rock Too, Camelot's Cabret, Willy Wonka Jr., Back to the 80's, Little Mary Sunshine, Narnia, the Musical, Once Upon A Mattress, Clue, the Musical, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Oklahoma, Grease, & Thoroughly Modern Millie. She is a member of Eagles Way Church.

Gabriella:    Abby Stephens 

Abby is the daughter of Renice Prestage Stephens and Preston Stephens. She is an honors student and junior at Spalding High School. She is a member of the Spalding High Show Choir and Lady Jags Varsity Soccer Team. She also plays club soccer with Peachtree City Lazers. She has been involved in many Camelot productions including Wizard of Oz, Charlotte's Web, Annie,School House Rock/2 years, School House Rock Too, Willy Wonka Jr., & Back To The 80s. She loves working with Camelot and is looking forward to participating in future performances. She is a member of Eagles Way Church.

Regina:    Maddy Stephens 

Maddy is the daughter of Renice Prestage Stephens. She is a 6th grade honors student at Rehobeth Road Middle School. She plays piano and guitar and has been a dance student at Studio D for 8 years. She is a student of pointe, ballet, tap, jazz, modern & hip hop. She is also involved in a weekly musical theater class. She has performed in many productions including, School House Rock/2years, School House Rock Too, Willy Wonka Jr., Repunzul and The Ever After. She is a member of C.I.A. youth at Eagles Way Church.

Pearl / Bella:    Nikki Stone 

Nikki Stone is appearing in her fifth Camelot production, having previously played parts in School House Rock Live! (2007), Willy Wonka Jr., School House Rock Too and Back To The 80s. She also played Mama Bear in the Griffin High School Drama Department’s Law and Disorder. Nikki was chosen to participate in the Spivey Hall Workshop and concert at Clayton College and State University in 2007, and has taken two years of voice training and two years of piano instruction. She won a Spalding County-wide poetry recitation contest 2005.

Morticia the Goth Girl:    Ellie Cape 

Ellie is the daughter of David and Jeanie Cape of Griffin. She attends Pike Middle School, where she is a cheerleader and honor student, and she is a member of Second Baptist Church. Ellie's theatrical experience includes The Shoemaker and the Elves ("Curtains Up for Kids", 2005), and the Camelot Theater productions of School House Rock (2006 & 2007), Camelot Cabaret (2007), and School House Rock Too (2008). Ellie also played the role of Violet in Camelot's Willy Wonka Jr.(2008).

Interplanet Janet:    Emily Schimikowski 

Emily Schimikowski is 14 years old and is a freshman at Spalding High School. She started music lessons with Dana Harrell when she was seven years old. She has performed with Camelot Theatre for four years in plays such as School House Rock and Willy Wonka Jr.

Mary Jean:    Madison Smith 

Madison is 12 years old and is the daughter of Dan and Alicia Smith, and the sister of Brannan and Matthew. She is in the 7th grade at Carver Rd. Middle School where she is a cheerleader and a member of the chorus and Beta Club. Madison has been involved with Camelot Theatre for three years and has loved every minute! This will be her fourth performance with the company. She has also performed in several ballets with Studio D, including The Nutcracker. She is a member of Crestview Baptist Church where she is involved with the youth group. Madison's hobbies include reading, swimming and just loving life!

Dina:    Caroline Smith 

Caroline is a 5th grader at Crescent Elementary. She enjoys singing, acting, and playing softball. This is her third year doing School House Rock. She has also been in Willy Wonka Jr. as well as church productions. She hopes to be in many more future shows! She would like to thank her mom, dad and big brother for their love and support!

Valerie / Hannah Montana:    Betsy Ballard 

Betsy is an 8th grader at Rehobeth Road Middle School, and is the daughter of Bruce and Stacy Ballard. She attends First United Methodist Church, and is very active in the Youth program. Betsy enjoys singing, acting, cheering, and playing tennis. She has been in many stage productions. Past performances include School House Rock Too, Willy Wonka Jr., Charlotte's Web, It's A Wonderful Life, and Annie.

Rebecca:    Lainey Ballard 

Lainey is a 6th grader at Rehobeth Road Middle School. She is the daughter of Bruce and Stacy Ballard. Lainey attends First United Methodist Church. She enjoys playing soccer and hanging out with her friends. Lainey's previous performances include Annie, School House Rock Too, Willy Wonka Jr., and Charlotte's Web.

Franklin / Donald Trump:    Jared Sisson 

Jared Sisson is 12 years old and is a 7th grader at Carver Rd Middle School. He is a member of band and chorus. Jared is on the school yearbook and newspaper staff. He is the son of Eddy and Lynda Sisson and has one brother Luke. Jared is a member of Macedonia Baptist Church where he is very involved in the youth ministry. He enjoys theater, swimming, snow skiing and computer technology as well as photography. He has been in several performances with Camelot Theater such as Willy Wonka Jr., School House Rock Too and Back to the 80s. This is his fourth performance with Camelot.

Mr. Morton / Rufus / Bill / Edward:    Hunter Dotson 

Hunter Dotson is a senior at Pike County High School. He is a very talented actor and has the ability to easily make people laugh. This is his first Scool House Rock performance. Prior to this he portrayed the geeky Feargal in Back to the 80s. Besides working with Camelot he enjoys listening to music, playing guitar, singing, drawing, and working with his film company KDKS. In this show Hunter is a Dude, playin' a Dude, disguised as another Dude......he's a Dude who don't know what Dude he is lol.

Julie:    Sarah Michel 

Sarah is a 10th grade honor student at Spalding High School. She recently appeared in Camelot's production of Back to the 80s. Some of Sarah's hobbies include swimming, photography, shopping, softball, hanging out with friends, spending time with her little sister, niece and nephew. She would like to thank her family for all of their support.

Rafaella:    Ashlyn Zook 

Ashlyn Zook is the 12 year old daughter of Philip and Missy Zook and is in the 7th grade at Paragon Academy. She enjoys reading, acting, dancing, and playing with her friends. She has performed in several church and school plays including her role as Gabriel in Angels Aware.

Geraldo:    Luke Sisson 

Luke Sisson is 10 years old and is the son of Eddy and Lynda Sisson. He has one brother, Jared Sisson. He is a 5th grader at Moreland Road Elementary. Luke has performed in several Children's musicals at Macedonia Baptist Church where is a member. This is his first performance with Camelot.

Custodian / Tax Man Max:    Korey Echols 

Korey's bio is forthcoming.

The 'secondaries' have the very important role of illustrating the songs.
They are the ones who bring the songs to life for the audience.

The secondary cast members are as follows:

   William Ballard 

William is a 3rd grader at Crescent Elementary, and attends First United Methodist Church. He is the son of Bruce and Stacy Ballard, and the brother of Betsy, Lainey, and Miles. William enjoys playing baseball, swimming, and playing outside. He was in last year's performance of Willy Wonka.

   Abigail Chasteen 

Abigail Chasteen is the ten year old daughter of Clay and Jennifer Chasteen. She is in fifth grade at Crescent Elementary. She enjoys writing, reading, sports, and drawing. This is her first year in a Camelot production. She would like to thank her parents and sister for supporting her and would love to be in future plays!

   Hope Lovelady 

Hope Lovelady is a seventh grader at Rehoboth Rd. Middle School. School House Rock will be her second Camelot Theatre performance. She was also in Back to the 80s this past Spring. Hope also enjoys gymnastics and looks forward to many more fun times with Camelot.

   Mary Ellen Cole 

Mary Ellen Cole is the twelve year old daughter of Hugh and Laura Cole. She is in the 7th grade at Rehoboth Road Middle School where she is a member of the school chorus. Her hobbies include Girl Scouts, reading, dancing, and singing. Mary Ellen has earned the Bronze Award in Girl Scouts. She is in her 8th year of dance instruction which has included ballet, tap, modern, and jazz. This is her first Camelot performance.

   Elizabeth Jeanis 

Beth Is 12 years old, in eighth grade,and is homeschooled from Georgia Virtual Academy. She loves swimming, dancing, drama and art. Beth has been in two school plays but this is her first play with Camelot Theatre.

   Lauren Patton 

Lauren Patton has spent two years under the instruction of Ms. Lori Flanders and Miss Mary Beth at Studio D in Griffin for Tap/Ballet. After learning about musicals in her Kindergarten class, Lauren has taken up a strong interest in performing. This is her first non-school based perfomance.