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Rachel Christopherson (12) - Company Manager

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Senior Rachel Christopherson has been involved with the Poplar Pike Playhouse since her freshman year. She began as an usher for The Little Mermaid and has starred as Little Becky Two Shoes in Urinetown, Rosa Bud/ Diedre Peregrine in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cecile Leroux/Inspector Gerard Lefoux in Is He Dead?, and Johanna in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. She is on the publicity crew, co-director on the advertising crew, President of Thespian Troupe #912, playwright for Chicken Little’s Eggcellent Adventure, and Chairman of the Germantown Festival.


Randy Truong (11) - Lighting Director

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Junior Randy Truong is the lighting director for the Poplar Pike Playhouse. He has worked backstage for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the lighting for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, as well as built the set for Is He Dead? Randy is a member of Thespian Troupe #912.


Mikaila Smith (12) - Advertisement Co-Chairman

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Senior Mikaila Smith is the box office manager and a stage manager for the Poplar Pike Playhouse.  She ushered for The Little Mermaid, has been a member of Thespian Troupe #912 since her sophomore year, and became the troupe’s treasurer in 2018. Mikaila was nominated for the “Outstanding Stage Manager” award at the High School Musical Theatre Awards in 2018.


April Woodson (12) - Properties Co-Chairman

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Senior April Woodson made her debut at the Poplar Pike Playhouse as house management for Is He Dead?, and was on the props crew for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. She is a member of Thespian Troupe #912.


Gilana Moody (11) - Makeup Chairman

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Junior Gilana Moody has worked behind the scenes at the Poplar Pike Playhouse since her freshman year. She worked on the costume crew for Urinetown, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. She was also on the makeup crew for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Chicken Little’s Eggcellent Adventure. Gilana is this year’s Thespian Troupe #912 Historian.


Rodney McKinner (12) - Company Manager

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Senior Rodney McKinner has held a variety of position at the Poplar Pike Playhouse. He is this year’s publicity director and recording secretary for Thespian Troupe #912. He splashed on stage as an ensemble member for The Little Mermaid his freshman year. Since then, Rodney has starred as Tiny Tom in Urinetown, John Jasper in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Bastien Andre in Is He Dead? Additionally, he was nominated for “Best Lead Actor” at the 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards for his portrayal as Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.


Audra Maedel (12) - Costume Co-Chairman

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Senior Audra Maedel has been involved with the Poplar Pike Playhouse since her freshman year. She has been a part of the box office crew for Anne Frank and Me, The Little Mermaid, Urinetown, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Is He Dead? and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. She has also made costumes for Urinetown and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. In addition to making costumes for the Poplar Pike Playhouse, she has sewn costumes for the children’s play, Chicken Little’s Eggcellent Adventure.


Cailey Clark (11) - Costumes Co-Chairman

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Junior Cailey Clark has been an asset to the Poplar Pike Playhouse since her freshman year. She has been on the costume crew for Urinetown, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Is He Dead?, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. In addition, Cailey helped build the sets for Is He Dead? and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Cailey is a member of Thespian Troupe #912.


Reyna Katko (12) - Properties Co-Chairman

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Senior Reyna Katko’s onstage credits for the Poplar Pike Playhouse include ensemble in Urinetown, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Her offstage positions include assistant stage manager for Is He Dead?, assistant props chairman for Is He Dead?, as well as properties chairman for Chicken Little’s Eggcellent Adventure. Reyna is Vice President of Thespian Troupe #912.