Saturday, September 1, 2012
Sue Ellen Pabst (Vernadette) is happy to be making her debut at GRCT; although she is no stranger to the stage she most recently directed, sponsored, and produced the Independent production of Vagina Monologues. Other credits include: The Beauty Queen of Leenane as Mag/Mother, Baby and the Bath Water, Eleemosynary, A Thurber Carnival and played Eunice in A Street Car Named Desire – all at Bottom's Dream Theatre. Sue Ellen has also been a part of Flat River Community Theatre shows like Agnes of God (Psychiatrist), The Lion in Winter (Queen Eleanor), and Crimes of the Heart as Chic/Cousin. Special gratitude to Jim for your support and love... oh and you too, Penny.
Karan Petkus (Dinah) is excited to be returning to the Civic stage having last appeared in Our Town as a Townsperson in 2010. Other stage appearances include: Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing (2006) as Mrs. Yarby, The Sound of Music (2007) as Frau Schmidt and Willy Wonka (2009) as Grandma Georgina. Aside from performing Karan is no stranger to helping out behind the scenes. She was recently the lead dresser for Bye, Bye Birdie and was also the Lion's dresser for The Wizard of Oz last season. Karan also was a dresser for Hello Dolly (2011), The Producers (2009) and It's A Wonderful Life (2008). Karan is active in other community theatres as well such as Top Dog/Under Dog (2009) at Actors' Theatre where she was part of the crew, Alice in Wonderland (2010) as The White Queen and How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (2011) at Circle Theatre. She is also involved in her college radio program and was in a GVSU film called "Melonheads." "Thanks to my amazing husband Alan and my children Sabrina, Alex and Emerson – I love you so much! Thanks also to Nancy, Christina and Ben for this wonderful opportunity!"