Beth Domann, Executive Director
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Beth Domann was first seen on the Landers stage in 1978 in a Springfield Little Theatre production of Alice in Wonderland. Since that time, she has delighted thousands as an actress and stand-up comic. Voted Springfield’s Funniest Person in 1990, Beth has a wit, warmth, and universality that make her and the characters she portrays easily identifiable, accessible and riotously hilarious. Having appeared for SLT most recently in the Tuna Series and entertained in Sunday Gospel Brunch with Mark Gideon, she has also served as MC for several local organizations, corporations and numerous charitable events. She performed for the community’s First Night Celebration for twelve years; produced and presented her own evening of comedy titled You Asked For It; and opened for Dennis Miller and Ed Fiala. Beth can be seen on screen in the Academy Award nominated Winter’s Bone, which was selected for Best Picture at the Sundance Film Festival. Her directing credits include many of the top grossing productions in Springfield Little Theatre history. Some of her mainstage favorites include Grease, Into The Woods, Beauty and The Beast, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Sound Of Music, Curtains, The Producers, Spamalot, and The Full Monty. She has also directed for the Jim Stafford Theatre and Yakov Smirnoff in Branson, MO. As Springfield Little Theatre’s Executive Director, Beth oversees all aspects of production for an eight-show series and has been instrumental in designing a season that will attract the largest possible audience to quality shows entirely performed and crewed by community volunteers. She has recently been recognized as one of the Springfield Business Journal’s 12 People You Need To Know and with a 2016 Ozzie Award, presented by the Springfield Regional Arts Council to an individual who has made significant contributions to the cultural landscape of our community. She is also honored to have been selected for the first 417 Biz 100 and would like to thank the SLT staff, board, and volunteers for their exceptional gifts of time and talent and the community for its incredible support.
Lorianne Dunn, Education Director
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Lorianne has served as Education Director for SLT for 15 years. Her Landers stage credits include direction and choreography for West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Newsies, The Wizard of Oz, SHREK the Musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., CATS, Seussical and Seussical Jr., Annie, Once On This Island, Oklahoma!, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and she’s choreographed productions of The Addams Family, Legally Blonde, The Full Monty, Cinderella, Godspell, Beauty and The Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof, Peter Pan, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, to name a few! She trained with Springfield Ballet, State Ballet of Missouri, Alabama Dance Theatre, and School of American Ballet (the New York City Ballet School), holds a BFA in Dance Performance from MSU, and her choreography has won national recognition including a Dance Magazine Award Nomination for Choreographer of the Year. Named “20 Under 30” by 417 Magazine in 2006, awarded Springfield Regional Arts Council’s Arts Education Ozzie Award in 2016, and included in Springfield Business Journal’s 20 Most Influential Women of 2018, Lorianne would like to thank her awesome team of education instructors, the Springfield Little Theatre staff, board, volunteers, parents, and the many passionate young students and performers at SLT who inspire us all!
Angela Peabody, Business Manager
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This is Angela’s third season as Business Manager at SLT since returning to Springfield. She is very happy to be involved with the theatre company at this most exciting time. If you have any questions or are interested in being a part of our Next Stage Campaign, supporting the Landers Theater and the Springfield Little Theatre Education Facility, please stop by her office, call or email her anytime.
John R. “Chuck” Rogers, Scenic Designer/ Technical Director
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Chuck is the Resident Scenic Designer at the historic Landers Theatre. He works with design aspects for many performance organizations including Drury University, Springfield Ballet, and Tent Theatre. His first love is the SLT family of staff and volunteers. Recent SLT highlights include directing All Shook Up! Chuck has designed for television, Branson venues, and worked as Production Manager for Theatre Baton Rouge in Louisiana. This season Chuck will add directing A Christmas Story—The Musical to his resume spanning 30 years of service to SLT!
Jamie Bower, Lighting Designer/ Technical Director
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Jamie Bower begins his 16th season at SLT. Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, he studied Theatre Performance and Technical Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama, completing his BFA at MSU in Technical Theatre and Design. Jamie frequently makes his way on stage, appearing in shows including: Miss Firecracker Contest, Oklahoma!, The Mousetrap, Seussical The Musical, Curtains, Big River, Rent, and most recently, Spamalot. Jamie has also directed, Miracle On 34th Street The Musical, A Christmas Story, It’s A Wonderful Life, Oliver!, To Kill A Mocking Bird, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Of Mice & Men.
Kris Haik, Costumer Designer & Costume Rental Coordinator
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Kris Haik joined the Springfield Little Theatre staff in 2010. She is head of the Costume Department and designs and facilitates the construction of our costumes and costume rentals around the United States. She is happy to work side by side with Ginny Herfkens and the co-workers, volunteers and donors who make it possible to produce so many beautifully detailed costumes for our theatre! Kris has been married to Rick for 25 years. They have a 23-year-old son who is owner and advertising manager of Alpha Social Media, marketing and project manager for Crative, commercial photographer for Cantrell Company, and an online weightlifting coach for Rich Haik Fitness here is Springfield. They also have a 21-year-old daughter, Rachel, a 25-production veteran of SLT, and is now finishing a double major in Journalism and Communication Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA.
Ginny Herfkens, Costume Designer
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Ginny grew up in an arts-filled home in Central Florida and explored performing and creating in many mediums. After a few years of college, Ginny then devoted her energy on her three kids while continuing her art. When her youngest, Tommie, started performing at SLT, she began volunteering and in 2015, she was hired as Rental Coordinator and in 2017, she began co-designing costumes. With less time to paint, she now enjoys her free time with her husband, Michael, parents, kids and grandkids.
Megan Buchbinder, Marketing Director
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This is Megan’s first year on staff with SLT and she couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the team! Graduating from Appalachian State University with a degree in Marketing and Health Care Management, she worked as the Marketing Manager for the Office of Arts and Cultural Programs and An Appalachian Summer Festival at ASU for 5 years before moving to Springfield. Prior to joining the SLT family, she worked as the Director of Marketing for Revel Advertising and was a member of the theatre’s Associate Board. She made her SLT debut in 2018 as Tina in Tony N Tina’s Wedding. She’s an avid lover of Harry Potter and Jersey Mike’s subs (not necessarily in that order) and loves to spend her time with her husband, Andrew and their 4-legged child, Murphy.
Laramie Ellis, Marketing Assistant and Box Office Supervisor
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Laramie is thrilled to be joining the staff at Springfield Little Theatre as a part of the Marketing Department and Box Office! Originally from Southwest Missouri, Laramie recently returned to her roots from Nashville, TN. She graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Theatre & Marketing. Laramie is excited for this opportunity and to be a part of the wonderful Springfield Little Theatre family.
Eli Cunningham, Education Creative Director
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Eli has performed in hundreds of productions on stages across America and has been involved with Springfield Little Theatre for over 21 years! He has worked in various crew positions, performed in many musicals as an ensemble member, played leading roles from Willy Wonka to Mr. Tumnus, and most recently performed as George Milton in SLT’s of Mice and Men. As a member of Y.E.S. Troupe, he sold water bottles as a trip fundraiser and hustled strangers off the street for Troupe performances. After graduating, Eli went on to work behind the camera in the Film and Television industry. He worked on projects from small independent shorts to reality television and major motion pictures. In between gigs, Eli worked for ad agencies and major brands. He created video content, developed campaigns, and managed social channels for celebrities, independent films, and several fortune 500 companies. Upon returning to SLT, Eli had this to say, “When I arrive at work each day, I feel like I’m coming home. I don’t really know any other way to put it. I work at a dream factory and I couldn’t be happier.”
Zoe Zelonky, Youth Program Director
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Zoe Zelonky serves as Youth Program Director at Springfield Little Theatre. You may have seen her on the Landers Stage in All Shook Up (Miss Sandra), The Addams Family (Wednesday Addams), Junie B. Jones the Musical (Junie B. Jones), or Grease (Jan). She recently directed and choreographed Shrek the Musical Jr., The Boy Who Lived, and Elf Jr. Zoe serves as Company Manager for SLT’s School Tour Company and as Elementary Troupe Instructor. This is Zoe’s 3rdyear as a full-time staff member at SLT, and she is looking forward to a magical season!
Kaleb Norman, Education Specialist
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Kaleb joins the education staff after being an instructor with SLT for six years. He’s been seen here onstage in Hairspray, Noises Off, Spamalot, Shrek the Musical, and most recently How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Kaleb has a BFA in Acting from MSU where he was in Tartuffe, Our Town, Pajama Game, and Romeo & Juliet. At MSU, Kaleb got involved with Tent Theatre performing in Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Leap of Faith, and Drowsy Chaperone. He has also been the Company Manager of Tent Theatre for the past three years. When not prepping for a show onstage, Kaleb is working on camera. With a couple dozen film projects behind him, Kaleb has filmed in and around Springfield, St. Louis, and LA. Kaleb is from Nixa but living in Springfield again and happily has most of his family close by.