Karen Christensen (Betty) is excited to be back celebrating the holidays at Armadillo Acres for the third year! She was last seen at ATC in THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL (Linoleum), THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES and THE WINTER WONDERETTES (Suzie). Other Charlotte area credits include RENT (Maureen), GREY GARDENS (Young Edie Beale), CHICAGO (Roxie Hart), CATS (Demeter) and BIRDS OF A FEATHER (Zookeeper/Paula Zahn). She has travelled the world as a singer/dancer for Norwegian and Renaissance Cruise Lines. Karen is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory. Happy Holidays and enjoy the show, y’all!
Renee Welsh-Noel (Linoleum) is a performer and choreographer based in Charlotte, NC. With a BA in Dance from UNC Charlotte, she teaches ballet and broadway dance styles with the School of Theatre Training at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and is the choreographer for the theatre department at East Mecklenburg High School. Most recently she choreographed their production of ANYTHING GOES. This year, she made her CPCC Summer Theatre debut in SHOW BOAT and JEKYLL AND HYDE and her Children’s Theatre of Charlotte debut in their production of PETER PAN (Peter Pan). Renee has made appearances on the Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte stage in AMERICAN IDIOT (Libby), STICK FLY (Cheryl), and PASSING STRANGE (Edwina/Mariana/Sudabey). She is excited to be returning to ATC again after two years for THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL
Lizzie Medlin (Pickles) is from Albemarle NC and has been involved in Theatre for 16 years. She made her ATC debut in 2017 in AMERICAN IDIOT (Heather), followed by HAND TO GOD (Jessica), THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL (Pickles), and SILENCE! THE MUSICAL (Dream Clarice/Lamb). Her most recent credit is Lee Street Theatre’s ROCKY HORROR TROLLEY TOUR (Janet). Lizzie is represented by JTA Talent Agency here in Charlotte. IG: lizziemedlin
Nick Culp (Rufus Jeter) is thrilled to be back in Armadillo Acres, reprising the role he played in last year’s production. A native of Concord, he currently works in the Public Information department at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections. Nick was most recently seen in Lee Street Theatre’s ROCKY HORROR TROLLEY TOUR (Brad Majors) and Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte’s SILENCE! (Dr. Chilton & Others). Additional Charlotte credits include Theatre Charlotte’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Peter) and CAST’s REASONS TO BE PRETTY (Greg). Nick would like to thank Chip for this opportunity and his family for their support. Happy holidays and enjoy the show, y’all! Insta/Twitter: @NACulp
Katy Shepherd (Darlene Seward) is so excited to join the Trailer Park family! Audiences may remember her in LIZZIE (Lizzie Borden), ROCK OF AGES (Regina), STAGE KISS (Angela), and AMERICAN IDIOT (Ensemble). Her favorite roles also include FLOYD COLLINS (Nellie Collins), JANE EYRE THE MUSICAL (Jane Eyre), LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE (Lilly), THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (Toad), PETER PAN (Mullins), and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Mary Magdalene). Katy is happy to call Charlotte home after performing at various regional theatres in WV, IN, OH, MI, GA, TX, and IA. She is also a Teaching Artist for CTC. Katy would like to thank Chip and her ATC family for giving this new mama such a wonderful place to be an artist. So much love and gratitude to my husband and little elf at home, Perry. Merry Christmas, y’all!!!
Ashton Guthrie (Jackson “Jackie” Boudreaux) gladly returns to Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte. You might recognize him as the reason you left SILENCE! THE MUSICAL. A Charlotte native, Ashton received his BFA in Acting from Point Park University. He has appeared regionally with Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and Heritage Theatre Festival. Local credits include: A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER (Monty), OKLAHOMA! (Curly), NEWSIES (Jack Kelly) with Central Piedmont Summer Theatre and THE INVISIBLE BOY and PETE THE CAT with Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. Up next: HEAD OVER HEELS. When he is not on stage, he teaches Acting, Musical Theatre and Audition Prep with The Schroeder Studio. More info at www.theschroederstudio.com. IG: @ashclay_