The Glass Menagerie
“For lovers of theater, it is an incredibly well executed play where the production aspects, the actors and the director work together seamlessly to execute a vision.”
~Stephen Scarborough~ Winter Garden Magazine
“What mattered most was how the last act bowled me over”
~Thomas Thorspecken~ Analog Artist Digital World
“meticulously designed aspects of the show, including the set by Jamie DeHay and sound by Kenny Howard.”
“The reason this particular production fully succeeds is that the actors do not shy away from the funny and do not overplay the drama.”
“Beth Marshall Presents is one of the most important and inventive theatre companies in town. Even if you do not appreciate every aspect Marshall’s shows, her willingness to experiment with content and push the boundaries of design is a vital part of the Central Florida theatre community.”
Cami Miller (Amanda) is thrilled to be making her Garden Theatre debut with this amazing Cast/Crew/Show, & grateful to finally work with Central Florida’s incomparable Beth Marshall! A Pennsylvania “Coal Cracker” native & Army Brat (Grandfather-Coal Miner, Father-Retired Army SFC), Cami received a Dual Honors BA in Theatre & Music from Kutztown University, then was accepted into NYU’s prestigious Musical Theatre Grad Program & is a three-time Irene Ryan Nominee/Competitor in association with the Kennedy Center for her performances in Tartuffe, Working & The Lion in Winter. She’s toured Nationally & Internationally, performing in various theaters such as The Grand Ole Opry, Bob Hope Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Walt Disney Theatre, Karen Carpenter Theatre, Andy Griffith Playhouse & has taken Theatre classes with renowned Broadway composer Michael John LaChiusa, Broadway performers Donna Murphy & David Garrison, movie/stage actress Aileen Quinn, Broadway Casting Directors Joseph Church & Ron LaRosa, Tony Award winner Lee Roy Reams & Broadway legend, Chita Rivera. In 2002, Cami was honored to perform for former President George W. Bush & First Lady, Barbara on Disney Cruise Line’s Wonder. Walt Disney World relocated Cami from NYC to perform in 2005 & would later relocate Ms. Miller as the Italian Vocalist for Tokyo Disneyland. She has performed locally at Mad Cow Theatre, Dr. Phil’s Center for the Performing Arts, Universal Studios, Seaworld, Holy Land Experience, with CFCA, Disney’s Encore Performing Arts, & Winter Park Playhouse where she returns to perform her third Solo Cabaret in December. Favorite credits include Reverend Mother-Nunsense, Lita Encore-Ruthless, Widow Paroo & Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn-Music Man, Domina-Forum, Housekeeper-Man of LaMancha, Stepmother-Cinderella, Queen of Hearts-Alice In Wonderland, Widow Corney-Oliver…
Ms. Miller is a proud member of Actors Equity Association & continues to love performing professionally for Walt Disney World & Capone’s Dinner Theatre. This past year, Cami received a WDW Quarterly Spotlight Award in Entertainment at Magic Kingdom for her performance, service, quality & dedication to WDW, as well as being one of 58 out of over 600 accepted to the 2016 WDW Traditions Team.
Thanks to Beth for believing in me, Disney for allowing me dream, Mom & Dad for continuous unconditional love & support, my encouraging TradFam, & God–for with Him “all things are possible!”
Jamie DeHay (Scenic Designer) is thrilled to be making his BMP debut on “The Glass Menagerie”. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina School of The Arts (Scenic Design) and Valencia College (Production Design). He has been an Orlando resident since 2005 and has enjoyed working for many production companies around Central Florida as well as Royal Caribbean Productions and Cirque du Soleil’s LA NOUBA. He is the founder and artistic director of Unseen Images Theatre which has produced PILLOW TALK (Orlando Fringe 2013, Patron’s Pick Award), SHARKNAMI THE MUSICAL (Orlando Fringe 2014), NEXT FALL (Orlando Museum of Art 2014) and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Stonewall Orlando 2016). Favorite Scenic Design credits include PETER PAN (Tibbits Summer Theatre), PIPPIN (Tibbits Summer Theatre), THE WOMEN (UNCSA), EQUUS (J. Seghers @ The Acre Orlando), and BYE, BYE, BIRDIE (Theatre At The J). Special thanks to Beth Marshall for the opportunity and to his family and friends for their unending love and support. www.JamieIsCreative.com
Kenny Howard (Sound Designer) Selecitons- Cabaret (The Abbey), Bat Boy(The Abbey), The Flick (DPC-Pugh Theatre), Heathers(DPC-Pugh Theatre) He sounds designs for all the shows he directs, as it was his first passion in theatre. He was an audio engineer intern at CenterStage in Baltimore and Audio Engineer for Jekyll Island Musical Theatre Fesitval. He is also a Tony Award winning Broadway producer, (Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, Evita, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man,), freelances creating and directing shows for Norwegian Cruise Line, Executive Produced two Grammy nominated cast albums, a graduate of UCF and currently serves on the board of The Orlando International Fringe Festival. LIAL!
Kyla Swanberg “Misstitched” (Costume Designer) Is thrilled to be a part of Beth Marshall Presents for the first time and will be designing for the season. Kyla has been working in her hometown of Orlando for different artists; designing and building costumes, puppets, creatures, and anything else they are crazy enough to come up with. She has most recently worked with the fabulous Blue Star with VarieTease: Carnivale at the Fringe (Awarded both “Patrons Pick” and “Best Dance Show”), Aqueous, VarieTease 50th, and Monster. She also designed for Gen Y Productions season directed by Kenny Howard- Cabaret, Heathers: The Musical (Awarded “Best Costume Design” by broadwayworld.com), and Bat Boy. Also with director David Lee on a Mac Wellman play Girl Gone (winning “Best Tech” at districts). Outside of Orlando, she has recently been designing for Norwegian Cruise Lines. Kyla is continuing her education as an Art History major at UCF. She would like to thank her amazing family, including her parents Rebecca Fisher and Joe Swanberg and her partner Steven Caito for supporting her stitch by stitch.
Joshua Seyna (Sound Mixer/Technician) – Since graduating from a ARTI in 2008, Josh has worked on a number of BMP shows in varying capacity including “alice lost in wonderland” “33 variations” “doubt” and “the whale” .. he loves working in theater as every show presents a different set of challenges and it keeps him from getting bored.. When not hanging lights or chopping up sounds for a show he can usually be found chasing after his 2 daughters.
Daniel Cooksley (Lead Carpenter) is crazy excited, not only because he and Vera have moved back to Orlando from Raleigh, NC. but because also is teaming up with Mrs. Beth Marshal/ BMP as her lead carpenter. He will head the build team for both the upcoming “The Glass Menagerie” in addition to “Spelling by Bee”. Daniel has previously assisted in BMP’s “Alice, Lost in Wonderland” and “”33 Variations” along side the wonderfully talented and beautiful spirit, Tommy Mangerie. Past productions as lead carpenter, also along side Tommy boy include “Heathers” at DPAC, “Boieng, Boieng” and “La Cage”. Both at Winter Garden Theatre.