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Directors and Staff
Broc Brockway -
Pam Shinsato -
Ken Huseboe -
As Thomas Kane
From Bellevue, NE. Dennis has been playing
Jonathan Briggs since 2006. This is his first
season as Thomas Kane. He is committed to
sharing the pioneer message of faith and courage
that “Kanesville” portrays
David has sung the Tenor lead in “The Mikado”
and “Down the Valley.” He has performed in the
Hollywood Bowl, in several Barbershop quartets
and with the Mormon Choir of Southern
California. This is David's first season "Back
Home... at Kanesville."
As Jonathan Briggs
From Glenwood, NE. With 'the Oirish"in his ear,
Mike brings lots of music and theatre experience
to Kanesville. Many will recognize him from
roles at Glenwood's Millss Masquers,or from the
former Winter Quarters Bookstore..
As Mary Lewis
Ami, a Council
Bluffs native, studied Theatre Performance at
Northwest Missouri State University. This is her
third season with "Come Home to Kanesville."
This year, she's taking on a whole new role -
motherhood! Well, she is playing the role of a
Allyson has been
performing since she was five. Some of her
favorite productions include “Seven Brides for
Seven Brothers” and “The Sound of Music.” She is
a happy wife and mother of two and thanks her
family for their support.
As Hannah Martin
Brittney Latey [Bellevue, NE] originally from
St. George, UT joins us in “Kanesville” for her
3rd year, and is extremely excited to be playing
Hannah. She is presently studying English at
Metro Community College
Mignonne [Kansas City,
MO], the 7th of 13 [!] children is headed out to
BYU-I in the fall to study Music Education and
Musical Theater Performance. An All-Stater,
Mignonne is also the recipient of multiple
awards and performance opportunities, including
singing @ Carnegie Hall.
Dan [Crescent, IA] enjoys rock
climbing, cracking cheesy jokes and making works
of art out of pizza. This is Dan's first year on
stage, but he was in charge of the lights in
2006. He's off to Brigham Young University -
Provo in the Fall
Matt [Cameron, MO] will be attending Brigham
Young University - Idaho in the Fall. To date,
he has performed in more than 25 theatre and
dance competitions. Matt is using “Come Home to
Kanesville” to help prepare for his mission.
As Richard Martin
Spencer [Omaha, NE] is a junior at Millard
North in Omaha where he is in vocal and theatre
arts. An active Boy Scout, Spencer is working
toward the rank of Eagle.
Hannah [Crescent, IA.] is off to Brigham Young
University -- Idaho in January where she will be
studying Family and Consumer Sciences. This is
her 3rd year playing Marian Hoyt
Rian [Denver, CO] has performed in Willy Wonka
Jr., It's a Wonderful Life, The Wizard of Oz,
Enter Pharough Nussbaum, and Les Miserables. Her
favorite role is "Life" in The Game.
As Brigham Young
From Sioux Falls, SD. Ken's illustrious career
began in 4th grade when doing a magic show for a
Brownie Troop. Since then, he has trod the
boards, rocked the house, specialled the Orange
Blossom, and mellered the "dray-mer" for many
John is a Council Bluffs
native. John has appeared as Brigham Young in
every season of “Kanesville.” He says he
continues doing the annual pageant because it
touches people's hearts -- including his own.
As William Martin
David [Omaha, NE] was originally from Maryland.
He has 4 daughters and a grandson. David
normally considered himself a "techie," but is
equally confident on either side of the
footlights. This is David's third year playing
Bryan [Omaha, NE] joins us for
his 2nd year in “Come Home to Kanesville.”
Played with the Blue Devils Marching Band out of
Concord while in high school. He is the father
of 6 children and was lucky enough to marry his
high school sweetheart they have been married
for 19 years.
As Rachael Martin
Tammy [Bellevue, NE] as a child
would write, direct and act in plays for the
neighborhood children charging 5 cents for each
admission. She always played to a full house.
This is her first role since then... but the
price of admission has dropped appreciably
Kim Davis, [Omaha, NE] marathon
runner, fitness instructor, owner of
empowermentofme.com and happily married mother
of five is ready to take on her next big
challenge by performing the role of Mother
Martin in this year's production.
As Sara Lewis
Molly [Crescent, IA] This is Molly's 2nd
year in Kanesville. She is 9, loves to dance,
and is repeating her role as Sarah
Emma [Elkhorn, NE] is
an aspiring aerialist and started diving in May
2012 in pursuit of her dream. She's overjoyed
about diving into her first formal musical
production playing the role of Sarah.
Noah [Crescent, IA] is enjoying playing Henry
Lewis for his second year. Noah’s favorite
things are making friends, riding his bike,
playing flash games, and reading.
Russell [Omaha, NE] joins
Kanesville for his first acting experience
outside his family antics. He enjoys science,
computers, Legos and swimming. He wants to be an
inventor/engineer when he grows up.
As Auntie Hannah
This is Claudia's [Council Bluffs, IA] third
season in "Kanesville." She has previously done
skits in shows at Bryce Canyon and has been in
Hill Cumorah Pageant.
Mother of 6, grandmother of 27
with 14 great grands and one on the way, Barbara
[CA] met her husband to be in High School, where
she played “Yum, Yum” to her husbands “Nankipoo”,
in Gilbert and Sullivans operetta “The Mikado”.
She has sung in the Hollywood Bowl, with the
Mormon Choir of Southern California.
As Willie Martin
Jed [Valentine, NE] has been active in high
school theatre and, in 2010, was part of the
family cast for the Nauvoo Pageant. At school,
he's in band and choir..
Billy [Omaha, NE] is in
his 2nd year in “Kanesville” his first year he
was in the band this year he will be playing
Willie Martin and he is really excited to be
part of this show.
Danielle Seegrist [Salt Lake City, UT] Playing
Anna. “Dani” has performed in Fiddler on the Roof, Bugsy
Malone; Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; and The
Music Man. Her hopes for “Kanesville” are to help bring
joy to others through music and dance.
McKenna Davis [Elkhorn, NE] Playing Margaret.
McKenna has thrived as a cast member in "Seussical the
Musical" at the Rose Theater in Omaha. She's excited for
this chance as a first-time cast member in "Come Home to
Kanesville" to strengthen her faith and build new
[Crescent, Iowa] Playing Abram. Caleb is 14 and has been
in ballet and ballroom dance. When he's not performing,
he's playing the piano, writing, reading, and dancing
the night away at multi-stake dances.
Cline [Crescent, Iowa] Playing Calvin, see
Meneses [Plattsmouth, NE] Playing Jesse. Justin
survived the 8-week rehearsal schedule of Kanesville
2006, performing as the original Henry. And now... he's
b-a-a-a-a-c-k! This time, he's dancing' up a storm.
Matt Duncan [Cameron, MO] Playing
Bartholomew, see “Nathan”
[Omaha, NE] Playing Charles, see “Richard”
Billy Wright [Omaha, NE] Playing
William, see “Willie”
Mignonne Rogers [Kansas City, MO] Playing
Vivian, see “Hannah.”
[Denver, CO] Playing Lucy, see “Marian”
Hannah Cline [Crescent, IA] Playing Virginia,
[Bellevue, NE] Playing Mae, see “Hannah”
Band and Chorus|
Brandon Willey, - Banjo. Brandon is in
his first year of “Kanesville” and is in the band. He
plays violin and solos at almost every orchestra concert
at his elementary school. He works hard at his music and
extremely is talented.
Jim Spain -
Guitar. James' performance career spans 68 years --
including 21 seasons at the Omaha Community Playhouse.
He's also been in a few movies, and the first year of
Kanesville. James is preparing for his temple endowment!
Siarra Roberts [Bellevue, NE]
Chorus. Siarra is a fun and bright 10 year old
with a strong love of music and sports. She has sung in
her school talent show and is a straight A student. She
is the apple of her parents' eyes!
Vacanti [Omaha, NE] Chorus. This is Allie's
first year in “Kanesville.” She looks forward in sharing
her talents with others as she pursues her dreams in
becoming an author, actress, and zoologist. Allie joins
the Martin family as Emily.
Ashlynn Wiley [Omaha, NE] Chorus. Ashlynn has
been in Orchestra for 3 years, and I was in the chorus
of Into the Woods. This is her first year of
“Kanesville” and is playing Emily with the Martin
Pauline Hadley [Bellevue,
NE)] Chorus. This is Pauline's first year in Kanesville
and her first ever show. She is extremely excited to be
here and in the ensemble. The eldest of three she is her
Haylee Janene Boldt
[Omaha, NE] Chorus. This singing, dancing 10-y-o is
known as "fish," for her love of water. She sings
wherever she can, and hopes to return to Kanesville in
[Bellevue, NE] Jared played Henry for three seasons of
Kanesville and this is his second year as a member of
the re-creatin of the famous Pitt Brass Band which
performed throughout the Camps of Zion during the
[Omaha, NE] Plays a mean fiddle with our band.
Bob Goodwin [Council Bluffs, IA] Bob
after fighting through knee surgery joins the band to
play the bass.
Light Console 1
Light Console 2
Tessa Broyles of Olathe, Kansas
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