The Secret Garden
(In Alphabetical Order)
||Devon A.A. Norris*
*A Member of Charleston Stage's 2012-2013 Professional Resident Acting Company
Meet the Cast
Marybeth Clark (Mrs. Medlock)
Marybeth has a degree in theatre/performance from the University of South Florida. She has worked as an actor in professional theatres throughout the Southeast including American Stage, Greenbrier Valley Theatre and Tampa Players before settling in Charleston in 1994. Favorite regional theatre roles include Maggie in A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Sheila in The Boys Next Door and Rose of Sharon in The Grapes of Wrath. She first appeared in Moon Over Buffalo with Charleston Stage and other roles include Bette in The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Karen in Dinner With Friends, M'lynn in Steel Magnolias and Mrs. Tabor/Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol. Before joining Charleston Stage, she was a theatre instructor at the Charleston County School of the Arts for middle and high school students. She is currently in her 15th season with Charleston Stage as the Associate Artistic Director and oversees all education programs, including the Professional Resident Acting Company, after school classes and outreach workshops. Recent directing credits include Legally Blonde the Musical, Avenue Q and Chicago.
Scott Gibbs (Ben Weatherstaff)
Scott was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He is thrilled to be returning to the South after spending the last year working with the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, New York. Regionally, he has also worked with the Seaside Repertory Theatre and the Texas Shakespeare Festival. Scott is a proud graduate from Centenary College of Louisiana c/o 2011 with a BA in Theatre Arts. Some of his favorite past roles include: Mr. Bungee (A New Brain), Detective Fix (Around The World In 80 Days) and Macbeth (Macbeth). Scott would like to thank his family, friends and fellow company members here at Charleston Stage. Scott is a member of Charleston Stage's 2012-2013 Professional Resident Acting Company. You may have recently seen Scott as Warner Huntington III in Charleston Stage's production of Legally Blonde the Musical, as Captain Jeremiah Reynolds in Nevermore and as Monsieur Brun in Madeline's Christmas.
Harrison Grant (Mr. Craven)
Harrison is from Titusville, Florida, and is a graduate from the University of Central Florida's BFA Acting Program. Most recently he appeared in The Lost Colony in Manteo, North Carolina. Other past show credits include Antonio in Twelfth Night, Benny in Rent, Nat in From Sun to Sun and Kenickie in Grease. He has also appeared in shows such as Ragtime and The Pirates of Penzance. Harrison is a member of Charleston Stage's 2012-2013 Professional Resident Acting Company. You may have recently seen Harrison as Kyle the UPS Man in Charleston Stage's production of Legally Blonde the Musical, as multiple roles in Nevermore and as Harsha in Madeline's Christmas.
Jean is an avid vegetarian and enjoys hopping, sitting and napping. This is her first stage appearance, and though she enjoys theatre, she hopes to work in film in the future (preferably in home movies with a family of her own). For information about adopting Jean, contact Marybeth Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arielle Kook (Mary Lennox)
Arielle is originally from Columbia, Maryland, but has been a kind of a global nomad, living in Egypt, Israel and Maryland. Arielle recently graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Theatre and Dance and a concentration in Musical Theatre. Her regional performances have included Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone (Theatre by the Sea) and Brenda in Hairspray (Theatre by the Sea). Her favorite university performances have included Ado Annie in Oklahoma, Rachel in Reckless, Clarice in Servant of Two Masters and Sarah in Falling for Eve. Arielle is a member of Charleston Stage's 2012-2013 Professional Resident Acting Company. You may have recently seen Arielle as Margot in Charleston Stage's Legally Blonde the Musical, as multiple roles in Nevermore and as Miss Clavel in Madeline's Christmas. Arielle would like to thank Frances Hodgson Burnett for writing such a beautiful story as well as Josh Harris for giving her the opportunity to inhabit such an amazing character as Mary Lennox. She would also like to thank her Lord Jesus who gives her peace that passes all understanding, fullness of joy, and "spring" even when life itself feels like winter!
Anthonoy Massaratto (Colin Craven)
Anthony is thrilled to be a part of The Secret Garden. He is a senior Music and Theatre double major at the College of Charleston. Anthony has been in many productions with Charleston Stage from Oliver! in 2003 to Alexander... Very Bad Day in 2012. You may have recently seen Anthony as multiple roles in Legally Blonde the Musical. Some of his favorite university performances include Tintypes and Letters to Sala. Most recently, he played the roles of Billy in The Musical of Musicals (the Musical) for Piccolo Spoleto. Anthony would like to thank his family and friends, but especially, he would like to thank his Charleston Stage family for making the past 9 years so spectacular!
Lauren Monteleone (Martha)
Lauren was born and raised in Hamilton, New Jersey, and is thrilled to be joining Charleston Stage this season! She recently graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theatre where she performed Val (A Chorus Line), The Who's Tommy, Ragtime and Comedy of Errors. She was also recently featured in Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre as Bambi (Curtains) and Bird Girl (Seussical). Lauren is a member of Charleston Stage's 2012-2013 Professional Resident Acting Company. You may have recently seen Lauren as Serena in Charleston Stage's production of Legally Blonde the Musical, as Annabel Lee in Nevermore and as Mrs. Murphy in Madeline's Christmas.
Devon A.A. Norris (Dickon)
Devon is from Louisville, Kentucky, and is thrilled to be making his debut with Charleston Stage this season. Devon has just finished his BFA in Musical Theatre and BA in Speech/Theatre Education at Lindenwood University this past May. Devon was just seen in the Regional Premier of Cry Baby as a Wiffle/Drape/Prisoner in St. Louis at New Line Theatre. Some of Devon's past favorite roles have been: Danny in Baby (Citilites); Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast (Rocky Mountain Rep); the Arbiter in Chess (Rocky Mountain Rep); Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Lindenwood & Rocky Mountain Rep); Scarecrow/Hunk in The Wizard of Oz (Overdue Theatre Co.); Ferdinand in The Tempest (St. Charles Shakespeare); and many more. Devon is a member of Charleston Stage's 2012-2013 Professional Resident Acting Company. You may have recently seen Devon as Emmett Forrest in Charleston Stage's production of Legally Blonde the Musical and as multiple roles in Nevermore.