TCT's Ensemble is a theatre-based leadership group that focuses on personal development to help Tuscaloosa area youth reach their full potential. The program is sponsored by the Board of Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre and is open to students from the West Alabama area.
Participants are selected from rising 9th grade students through rising 12th grade students. In addition to acting opportunities unique to them, Ensemble members act as ambassadors for TCT, performing at nursing home and community events, and providing community service and outreach.
For more information, call Betsy Morrison at (205) 657-1086 or Jenny Ryan at (205) 393-9138, or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jordan Hall graduated from Hillcrest High School where he was inducted into the National Beta Club and the International Thespian Society. He is also a member of the Hillcrest High School Choir, Northport Kappa League, and Alabama Choir School. Jordan is extremely active in his community. He shares his performance talents via community theatre productions with The Actor’s Charitable Theatre, Theatre Tuscaloosa, and Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre, and he volunteers with West Alabama Multicultural Alliance. Jordan’s passion for theatre and music has placed him in some of the toughest competitions in the state of Alabama, participating in the Alabama Vocal Association’s Honor and All-State Choirs, the Trumbauer State Festival, and the Alabama Conference of Theatre. He recently was named Outstanding Choral Student for District II in Tuscaloosa. Jordan will be attending the University of Montevallo this fall and will major in Musical Theatre and minor in music.
Alikah Hartley is a 2021 graduate of Brookwood High School. Alikah did her first TCT show in the sixth grade, and her favorite show was Miracle on 34th Street. Alikah has been a TCT Ensemble member for four years and has worked multiple summers as a camp counselor at TCT's theatre camp. Alikah will be attending the University of Montevallo in the fall to pursue a career in speech-language pathology.
Xander Nowell graduated from Northridge High School and will be attending Mississippi State University in the fall where he will major in Theatre and Music Education. One of his favorite TCT shows was Mary Poppins Jr because “I was surrounded by some of the best people that I will ever meet and it was just the most fun to share the stage with them.”
Joie Steele has been performing since she was 2 and was in her first musical with TCT when she was 11. Some of her favorite TCT credits include Junie B Jones (Ensemble/Dance captain), Babes in Toyland (Assistant Stage Manager), and Mary Poppins Jr. (Neleus). Outside of TCT, Joie has been dancing for 15 years and has choreographed for choirs and theatre companies as well as served as dance captain and performed for/in countless productions across the state of Alabama. She just finished her time with the Red Mountain Performing Ensemble. In the fall she will be attending Viterbo University to pursue a BFA in Music Theatre with a minor in dance and a spot on the performance dance team (VUDT).
Emma Tolbert graduated from Northridge High School as a member of the National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. Her first TCT production was Mary Poppins Jr, as a sophomore. She has been a member of the Alabama Choir School for 10 years. She also participated in Northridge’s Musical Theatre program. Her favorite role has been the wardrobe in NHS’s production of Beauty & the Beast Jr. She will be attending Shelton State with a Fine Arts Scholarship with plans to transfer to Montevallo as a Musical Theatre major.
Mother Goose Jenny Ryan
The Detective Peter Vander Wal
The Big Bad Wolf Kayla Fussell
Captain Hook D'Mar Tarront Milton
The Dragon Millie Morris
The Queen of Hearts Emma Tolbert
The Magic Mirror Thomas Elliot Ferry
The Little Pig Victoria Bell
Cruella DeVille Clara Parker
Scientist Sally Betsy Morrison
The Ensemble members involved in this play had the ability to create unique characters and develop improvisational skills in this interactive murder mystery.
Approx. run time 38 min.