Justin Larman is a professional actor with the Actors Equity Association (AEA) and director from Choctaw, Oklahoma. He attended Choctaw High School and was very involved in the vocal and drama departments. He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelors degree in Music Theatre. In 2012 he made his Off Broadway debut and has toured the U.S. in the musical FLIPSIDE: The Patti Page Story originating the role of Jack Rael. Regional Credits include: Eathworm in James and the Giant Peach and Charles Guiteau in Assassins (both with Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma). Also, Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls (Summerstock Productions & Tent Theatre), Moonface Martin in Anything Goes (Summerstock Productions), William Barfee in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (OK City Rep, Tent Theatre, Shawnee Little Theatre), Josh in Zombie Prom (OK City Rep) and Marcellus in The Music Man (Tulsa Project Theatre, Summerstock Productions). As far as a director, he has directed and choreographed Annie and Zombie Prom at Choctaw High School, as well as Duncan Little Theatre’s record breaking production of Beauty and the Beast. In 2014 he Co-Founded the Eastern Oklahoma Performance Academy with Maryjane Burton. Currently he is an Acting Coach and Assistant Director for the Choctaw High School Drama Department.
Autumn West, soprano, enjoys an active career in opera, oratorio, and concert performance. Favorite roles include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Galatea in Acis and Galatea, and the Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel. West's 2017-2018 season will include engagements with Canterbury Voices and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic as soprano soloist in their Messiah, as well as with the Kemp Concert Series, the TACTUS chamber orchestra and vocal ensemble, and Painted Sky Opera. In addition to her performing, West is currently on faculty at OCU, where she teaches a studio of undergraduate and graduate voice and musical theater majors. She is also co-founder and serves as executive director for Cincinnati Chamber Opera, a company devoted to showcasing rarely-performed operatic gems in non-traditional venues, presenting opera in a current, accessible, and relevant way.
Courtney Crouse is a mezzo soprano and professor of voice at Oklahoma City University. Prior to moving to OKC to join the faculty of the Wanda L. Bass School of Music in 2012, Dr. Crouse was a featured soloist with The New York Virtuoso Singers under the direction of Harold Rosenbaum, The Coterie and L’Harmonie des Saisons, a group based in Montréal and New York City under the direction of baroque specialist Eric Milnes. Since moving Oklahoma, Dr. Crouse has performed with Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma as Mrs. Anderssen in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, with the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra as a featured soloist, as the alto soloist in the Messiah for the Kemp Concert Series, a Jazz Recital on the Distinguished Artist Series at Oklahoma City University and has joined the professional vocal ensemble Tactus. She is also a member of the the guitar and voice duo: Crouse and Denman. Dr. Crouse is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, TX and the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Check out CourtneyCrouse.com for upcoming performances.
Charlie Monnot is a strong supporter of Oklahoma Theatre, he has performed in many of the local theatres in the area. Lord Farquaad in Shrek, Peter in Company, Tobias in Sweeney Todd (The Pollard Theatre). Claude in Hair and Pirelli in Sweeney Todd (Reduxion Theater Company); Henry Ford in Ragtime, Hugo Tantinnin in Call Me Madam (Lyric Theatre); Harry Witherspoon in Lucky Stiff, and , Oscar Lindquist in Sweet Charity and the Baker in Into the Woods (Shawnee Little Theatre), Trent Conway in Six Degrees of Separation (Carpenter Square Theatre), Tateh in Ragtime (Poteet Theatre), Malcolm in The Full Monty (Sooner Theatre). When not on stage, Charlie can be seen as the Registrar at Oklahoma City University.
Scott Hynes - Regional credits: Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre : THE GRAPES OF WRATH (Man Going Back, Tom u/s), THE NORMAL HEART (David, Felix u/s), NEXT TO NORMAL (adult male swing). Local credits: Ghostlight Theatre Club: THE CREDEAUX CANVAS (Winston), [TITLE OF SHOW] (Jeffy), REASONS TO BE PRETTY (Greg), THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT (St. Matthew, Mathias of Gallilee); Oklahoma City Theatre Company: SYLVIA (Director), MEDEA (Jason), THE THREE-PENNY OPERA (Ready-Money Matt); Jewel Box Theatre: CATS (Munkustrap), OKLAHOMA! (Curly), LEND ME A TENOR (Max), AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (Phillip Lombard). SummerStock OK: THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Captain Von Trapp), WEST SIDE STORY (Tony), JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT (Pharaoh). Independent credits: FALSETTOS (Whizzer) at RJM Productions, CHICAGO (featured Dancer) at RSCPAC. Off-stage, Scott is a professional Tap dancer and teacher, Technical Director for Ghostlight Theatre Club, director, technician, and an award-winning lighting designer. Thanks to Jodi, Megan, Dr. Harry Parker, Don Jordan, Ben Hall, Dr. Lewis R. Stiles; Leroy, Kris, and the entire OKC Philharmonic family; Lance Garrett, and the crew at GLTC; and as always, this one is for you, Mom.
While a newcomer to the City Cabaret stage, David Dobson has been performing in OKC for years. Credits include multiple productions (in roles ranging from Jesus in “Godspell” to Rocky in the “Horror Show” of the same name) with Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (including this summer’s “West Side Story”), Carpenter Square Theatre, Jewel Box Theatre, and dozens of local television and radio voice spots. David is also a founding member of “Baloney Rodeo”, Oklahoma’s pioneering Improv group which has performed locally and regionally for over 20 years. By day, David is a litigation attorney with the Andrews Davis law firm in downtown Oklahoma City. David is thrilled to be a part of City Cabaret and thanks his entire family for their support.
Emily Etherton has been involved in the OKC artistic community for almost two decades as an actor, singer, writer, and director. She is a founding member of KnockDownDragOut Productions and Ghostlight Theatre Club, and co-writes their annual original (and wildly irreverent) Christmas show, Screw the Eggnog, Pass the Rum. Currently, Emily is rehearsing for KnockDownDragOut's upcoming production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**cker with the Hat, performing at ACTS Warehouse Studio in August.
Brian Hamilton is a really nice guy and a good singer. Hopefully, one day, he'll submit a bio.
Susan Dillard is a voice teacher and singer in the OKC area. She works with the students of OCU, and directs a choir at Church of the Open Arms, UCC. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and exploring new places and new opportunities to perform. You & Me & We is her first concert with City Cabaret and she is thrilled for the chance to collaborate with such wonderful artists in these scenarios of togetherness!
Marcus Hooks is excited for his City Cabaret OKC debut. A recent veteran of the US Army, this is his first time on stage in ten years. He is excited to rejoin the theater community here in Oklahoma City and hopes to be more involved in the coming future.
THE CITY cabaret band
Michelle Hedges (drummer) is a pianist, drummer, teacher, and improviser in the OKC area. She gives private lessons in brass, percussion, ukelele, and piano. Michelle has a Bachelor Degree in Trombone Performance from Southeast Missouri State University. She’s played piano, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, french horn, and drums in a wide range of musical styles in St Louis, Mo and Atlanta, Ga. Since moving to OKC, she has played drums in Oklahoma City Theatre Company’s Gypsy in 2012 and Jesus Christ Superstar in 2014. She also played percussion in the Oklahoma City Symphonic Band and drums in the Nichols Hills Band. Currently, Michelle plays drums in the Louis Hemphill Jazz Orchestra. Michelle’s new found love is improvising. She is a founding member of the improv troupe, Horse Feathers. You will find them performing at OKC Improv. Chris Black, Bassist, is a native of Oklahoma City and a graduate of Oklahoma City University in music education and business. He has performed in a wide range of genres including orchestra, music theatre, big band, jazz, rock, pop, bluegrass, and mariachi. His current projects include Grassland Caravan, a progressive bluegrass band, and The Savoy Trio, a combo focusing on the golden era of jazz.