Ally Beans (Co-Director/Props Design) is a bi-coastal Casting Director, Producer, and Writer for Film, Theater, and Television. Her film projects have been seen at Sundance, SXSW, TIFF, Venice, Tribeca and streamed on major platforms such as HBO, Hulu, Apple+, and Peacock. Theatre credits include Gettin’ The Band Back Together on Broadway, Sweet Charity starring Sutton Foster, as well as projects for clients: Dallas Theater Center, Folger Theatre, Bedlam, Cape Cod Theater Project, The New Group, WP Theater, Cherry Lane’s Mentor Project, NYMF, and more. Catch Me If You Can is her Directorial debut. Ally is a 2x Artios nominee and is proud to be nominated again for the 2022 Northeast Feature Casting Director of the Year by The Talent Managers Association. While you can often find her working in NYC or LA, she has roots back in Dallas now and loves living in Farmers Branch with her family, her husband, Owen Beans, and the best dog in the world: Winston. Training: BFA Theatre, Abilene Christian University. CAP21/NYU. Syracuse University/Tepper Semester. @CastingByAlly, @EBCastingCo.
Owen Beans (Co-Director/Scenic Design) served on the Advisory Board at The Firehouse Theatre for 6 years before joining the staff of The Firehouse in fall of 2021. As an actor Owen has been seen on stages in New York City, as well as prominent theaters across the country including Surflight Theatre, Totem Pole Playhouse, The Legacy Theatre, Cortland Rep, and Dallas Children’s Theatre. Pre-pandemic he appeared as part of the inaugural tour cast of KINKY BOOTS aboard the Norwegian Encore. Additionally, Owen has worked as a Theatre Educator, Director, MD, Wardrobe Supervisor, and Dramaturg. Owen holds a BFA in Theatre from Abilene Christian University and is a member of Actors Equity Association. He’d like to thank the whole cast and creative team, but especially Jason and Kelsey. Love to Ally. @OwenBeans
Kelsey Jordan Ward (Choreographer) is so excited to be back with The Firehouse Theater working with a stellar cast and creative team. She most recently served as Choreographer for Big Fish at Firehouse and Dance Captain for Elf and Anything Goes. Most recently, Kelsey served as Dance Captain for Mamma Mia at Lyric Stage and will soon be seen in the ensemble in Casa Mañana’s Madagascar: A Musical Adventure. Kelsey also serves as resident choreographer for Liberty Christian School where her work has been nominated for many awards including Broadway Dallas, Betty Buckley’s and Schdmit and Jones. She thanks her family and friends for their endless support as well as the incredible Firehouse team. She looks forward to moving her talents out East to Orlando in January!
Jason Philip Solís (Music Director) earned their Bachelors of Music Education from Southern Methodist University and teaches choir in FWISD. Some of their favorite roles include: Taxi Driver from Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (MainStage), Dr. FrankNFurter from Rocky Horror (OhLook), Matron Mama Morton from Chicago (OhLook), Bud Davenport from Gutenberg! the Musical (TART), Mr. Applegate from Damn Yankees (TART), Uncle Fester from Addams Family (GPAC) and Ms. Trunchbull from Matilda (GPAC). Their Firehouse credits include Asaka from Once on this Island, Mitch Mahoney from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Lion from the Wizard of Oz, and Piraguero from In the Heights. “Catch Me If You Can” will be Jason’s 3rd music directing credit here at The Firehouse Theatre. And you can catch them performing new works with musicalwriters.com. “I would like to thank my family who have been so supportive of me in all of my endeavors; te amo.” Instagram: @canweduet.
Michael Marbry (Sound Designer) is excited to be returning to The Firehouse Theatre. Previous shows he’s worked on include The SpongeBob Musical, Bright Star, Once on this Island, Oswald, and Cats. He studied theatre technical design at the University of North Texas graduated in Spring of 2022. He would like to thank Owen Beans for giving him the opportunity to work this production.
Hank Baldree (Lighting Designer) graduated from Tarleton State University, where he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre and graduated in 2015. He has worked in numerous theatres around the DFW metroplex including Mainstage Irving Las Colinas, Granbury Theatre Company, Garland Summer Musicals, Dallas Young Artist, the former Pantagleize Theatre, Garland Civic Theatre, Community Players in Stephenville, and Theatre Off The Square. At these theatres, he has held numerous positions including stage manager, lighting designer, scene shop foreman, tech crew, actor, and director. He has received several honors recognizing his skills in theatre and technical theatre, including the 2015 Dr. Mary Jane Mingus Award for Theatre Excellence and the GSM 2015 award for technical excellence, and has been nominated numerous times for his lighting designs for Broadway World local theatre awards and for the local Column Awards as well.
Dayna Dutton (Costume Designer) is excited to continue working with The Firehouse Theater as the resident Costume Designer extraordinaire having costumed Bright Star: Concert Version, Legally Blonde, Elf, and Anything Goes. Most recently she designed Shrek for Acting Studio Productions. A graduate of University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Fine Arts emphasis in costume design, she has enjoyed working with The Firehouse Theatre, as well as Utah Festival Opera, and has worked on over 80 productions during her time as a costumer. Dayna is grateful for the love and support of her Husband and three children. She hopes you enjoy the show!