Oliver Crumb and the Key to Atlantis


Cast | Crew


Cameron Butler (Oliver) is a 6th grader at Child's Elementary. He was most recently seen flying onstage as John/Indian in the BPP Youth Musical Theatre Company's Peter Pan. He also appeared in the previous three BPP shows: Bugsy Malone (The Great Marbini), Into the Woods (Jack) and Disney's Aladdin, Jr. (Narrator). Cameron has joined MCCT for a couple productions including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Knave of Hearts) and A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim). He has performed in two operas: A Midsummer's Night Dream (solo Fairy Moth) and Carmen (children's chorus). Cameron has placed 3rd and 2nd respectively the last two years at the Indiana Stage Fair in the Boy's Solo Division. He is also a member of the IU Children's Chambers Choir and enjoys being involved in Kids Alive at the library.

Allie Goveia (Jamie Elliot/Shadow Hound/Toy/Ant) graduated from Edgewood High School, where she was involved in many productions. She has been in the Bloomington Playwrights Project's Vintage Scenes the last two years and co-starred in the BPP's 2005 PlayOffs winning play, Womanhood. Allie will be attending Indiana University in the spring.

Bill Goveia (Rusty Clearwater) is a member of Bloomington Playwrights Project Ensemble of Artists, the BPP Writers Group and the Monroe County Civic Theatre. He has crewed on numerous projects, including the BPP's Peter Pan, where he served as fly supervisor. In addition to his behind-the-scenes efforts, Bill has recently been seen in the MCCT production of Twelfth Night, the BPP's Vintage Scenes, and the Acting Against Hunger benefit.

Patrick Hercamp (Geist or Ernest Maxim) is from the "small town" of Seymour, IN. The 22 year-old is in his junior year at Indiana University, where he is majoring in Theater and Drama and Real Estate. His recent stage credits include: Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace, Marvin the Maniac in The Canterville Ghost, Woodstock in Charlie Brown Christmas and the Mad Hatter/Dodo/Fish Footman in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. He has appeared in the films Days like These (Sam) for UCLA and Amalgamations (Ronny) for IU. He is currently shooting the film Lost and Found (Peter).

Sumer Means (Gwen Rohker/Shadow Hound/Toy/Ant) is 12 years old and will be going into 7th grade at Harmony School. She has been in Alice in Wonderland at LCT in Lexington, Kentucky and Peter Pan at the BPP in Bloomington. She has been involved in competitive gymnastics since she was 18 months old. She would like to thank everyone who has helped her get to where she is now (you know who you are!).

James Mitchell (Ora/Shadow Hound/Ant) is a talented thirteen year-old with an outgoing personality. He has a gift for music and has been playing the piano since the age of four. He is passionate about singing and would like to be an entertainer. James has performed with the I.U. Soul Revue and has appeared in the MusicWorks production of Cinderella, and BPP's production of Aladdin, Jr. He is the pianist for Black History Month events and the Annual Soul Food Festival. James would like to thank Dr. James Mumford, Professor Tyron Cooper, Mr. Robert Tamborino and his Mom and Dad.

Justin McNeely (Herbert) is a 22 year-old Bloomington resident. Formerly of the Indiana University Folklore Department, this will be Justin's first stage appearance in nearly five years. Prior theatrical experiences include The Music Man and Ayn Rand's The Night of January 16th. He also lent his technical experience to the productions Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music and Algernon's Gift.

Mike R. Price (Flip) has a masters in instructional systems technology and has worked as a video producer, instructional consultant and technical director. He is glad to be part of the local theater scene. Here's to Max Fynk.

April Smallwood (Elaina/Shadow Hound/Toy) hails from Seymour, IN. She is a junior at Indiana University majoring in Theatre and English. Her previous acting experience includes Mill Race Player's (Columbus, IN) production of The Miracle Worker as Helen Keller, IU Shakespeare Club's Twelfth Night as Viola, IU's production of MacBeth as Child MacDuff, and MCCT's production of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as the White Rabbit. She wishes to send hugs and kisses to her family and friends for their love and support.

Amanda Smith (Lori or Queen Lorintha/Shadow Hound/Toy/Ant) is a senior at Indiana University majoring in theatre and drama and minoring in dance. She recently got back from Walt Disney World, where she was a character performer for a semester. In Bloomington, Amanda has performed as a Go-Go Dancer in the BPP's production of Chicks with Dicks, a Telephone Operator in MCCT's Sorry, Wrong Number and was a principal dancer/singer in the University Player's Freshman Cabaret. She has also participated in a couple of film projects and has directed a few scenes in the past few years. Amanda is very happy to be involved in a musical again!

Cameron Smith (Tom/Shadow Hound/Toy/Ant) is a Bloomingtonian of epic proportions! He is involved in community theatre, teaches Tae Kwon Do and Hap Ki Do at the local Boys and Girls club and is involved in just about anything he can get his hands on. His experience with theatre and movies places him out of the spotlight more than he is in it. He has created props, sets, costumes, rigged lighting, been involved in numerous CGI enterprises and is an avid gamer who works on the Eastside at a local gaming store.

Aimee Taylor (Kippy/Shadow Hound) has enjoyed being in the ensemble of Pirates of Penzance, Oliver, Les Miserables, a solist in Oklahoma, a hot box doll in Guy's n' Dolls, and Martha in A Christmas Carol. Most recently, she performed in her first lead role in the MCCT Dinner Theatre production of Alice in Wonderland. Aimee loves to sing and has been singing in church choirs and as a soloist since kindergarten. She is an alumna of Sounds of South and has been taking professional voice lessons for two years. Aimee is currently working at the Scholars Inn Bakehouse and attending Indiana University. "I would like to thank my cast members, coworkers, directors, family and friends for all your support. To everyone: thanks so much for coming and I hope you enjoy the show. God Bless."

Becky (Rebecca) Underwood (Ms. Gilth/Maligna/Shadow Hound) has many years of musical theatre experience. After graduating with a Theatre degree, she received a Master's degree in Musical Performance. She has been active in professional and community theatre in Texas, New York, and New Jersey, as well as here in Bloomington. She sings with her church choir and local community organizations as well. She loves teaching her daughter and the freedom it provides her family.

Cece (Cynthia) Underwood (Katie Crumb) is eleven years old and has been singing with enthusiasm since she was three. She participated in Bloomington Music Works Jr.'s Summer Music Theatre Camp and the recent production of Beauty and the Beast. She has been a member of the IU Children's Choir for five years. She is homeschooled and loves music, reading, and science.


Russell McGee (Stage Director/Playwright/Producer) is currently a member-at-large on the board of Monroe County Civic Theater and a member of Bloomington Playwrights Project Ensemble of Artists. The previous year he founded the MCCT's Dinner Theater Series and is thankful to the Irish Lion for continuing to donate the space needed to provide free theater in Bloomington. Russell is also very grateful for the support of MCCT and the BPP, which have given him the opportunity to work with so many talented people in the Bloomington area.

Sara Angharad (Musical Director/Composer) is a graduate student at the IU Jacobs School of Music. She is hoping to recieve her Masters Degree in Music Education in December and, to that end, is student teaching at Bloomington High School North this fall. Over the summer, she worked with the Bloomington Music Works Junior camp and she enjoys teaching theatre, music, and dance to all ages. This is Sara's first real attempt at composition on a large scale. She has long been an enthusiast of musical theatre and worked with Russell McGee last winter arranging carols for his stage production of Dicken's classic, A Christmas Carol. She has worked with MCCT for the last 2 years doing costuming and music, but her work on Oliver Crumb has been by far her biggest challenge and greatest reward in her community theater experience. She wishes to thank Eric Nichols for his help and contributions, as well as support and encouragement and late night recording sessions. She also wishes to thank Russell McGee for all the work the two of them did together in the past and for bringing her on board for this project. She realizes that it was mostly due to the fact that he just didn't know that many musicians, but it was still very meaningful that he asked and challenged her to compose an entire musical!

Chase Russell (Stage Manager)   BIO COMING SOON!

Sheila Butler (Costume Design) has numerous costume design credits to her name. Most recently, she designed and constructed for the BPP's Youth Musical Theatre Company's production of Peter Pan. This was her 3rd Musical with BPP; the other two were Aladdin and Into the Woods. She has costumed a number of shows for MCCT in the past including: Julius Caesar, A Christmas Carol and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. When not helping to create the illusion, Sheila teaches GED classes at the Monroe County jail.

Lee Burckes (Light Design) Although she originally hails from New Hampshire, Lee recently moved to Bloomington from Memphis, Tennessee. Lee's work has been seen in shows such as Of Mice and Men and Man of LaMancha at Memphis' regional theater, Playhouse on the Square. Lee is very pleased to be working as the resident light designer with the Bloomington Playwrights Project. This is Lee's second collaboration with Russell, the first being her work as light designer and technician for the BPP's Youth Musical Theatre Company's production of Peter Pan.

Joel Pierson (Sound Design) is artistic director of Mind's Ear Audio Productions. In addition to seven years of work in local theatre, he has written, directed, and/or produced more than two dozen multicast audio plays in the last fifteen years, some of which have gone on to win national awards. His latest project is directing and designing sound for the guided audio tour of Arlington National Cemetery.

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