Ally Beans (CO-DIRECTOR) is an artist and micro-celebrity from Farmers Branch, TX who is passionate about spending money. As a professional: Google her. As a hobbyist: Ally enjoys candle making, gardening, watercolor, basic plumbing, hard wiring vintage light fixtures, and rearranging her furniture every 2-3 days. Saturday Night Fever is her second co-Directing and Props Design credit at The Firehouse Theatre. When she’s not at the Firehouse directing or volunteering, you can find her across the street at Red Stix or Roots socializing with anyone who will listen to her talk about Dallas Stars hockey. After a long stint in NYC, Ally, Owen, and Winston the dog happily call Farmers Branch home.
Owen Beans (CO-DIRECTOR) (he/him) is an Actor, Director, and Producer for theater and film. He served on The Firehouse Theatre Advisory Board from 2014-2021 and has been the Associate Producer, overseeing all programming at The Firehouse, since September of ’21. He has directed The Firehouse’s smash hit production of Catch Me If You Can, alongside his wife, Ally and co-directed The Firehouse Jr production of Into The Woods JR. As an actor, he’s 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, and Cortland Rep. Locally, he’s been seen at Dallas Children’s Theater, Casa Manana, The Firehouse, and Dallas Theater Center. 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, Music Director, Wardrobe Supervisor, Casting Assistant, and Dramaturg. He has also served as a producer on the short film Love as well as the upcoming Show Cat. Owen holds a BFA in Theatre from Abilene Christian University and is a member of Actors Equity Association. Love to Ally. @OwenBeans. www.owenbeans.com
Austin Eyer (CHOREOGRAPHER) is an Assistant Professor and Area Head of the BFA in Musical Theatre at The University of Texas at Arlington. As a performer in New York City, he performed in six Broadway shows: Evita, How to Succeed…, Billy Elliot (u/s Tony), The Little Mermaid (u/s Prince Eric), Curtains, and The Secret Garden (Colin). He has worked alongside Broadway stars like Sutton Foster, Daniel Radcliffe, Ricky Martin, Audra McDonald, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Cerveris, Bebe Neuwirth, Will Chase, Sherie Rene Scott, Raul Esparza, Donna Murphy, Nick Jonas, and Emily Skinner. Austin choreographed the long-running Off-Broadway production of My Big Gay Italian Wedding, and has choreographed for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Disney World, and Universal Studios. In New York City he remains on guest faculty with Broadway Dance Center, CAP21, and Broadway Donation. His book titled Broadway Swings: Covering the Ensemble in Musical Theatre was published by Bloomsbury/Methuen Drama Publishing in 2015 (and is available for purchase in our box office!). He holds a BFA in Theatre from New York University, and an MFA in Directing from Penn State University.
Jason Philip Solis (MUSIC DIRECTOR) earned their Bachelors of Music Education from Southern Methodist University and, for the last 15 years, has music directed/performed all over the metroplex! 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 stage credits include Once on this Island, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Wizard of Oz, In the Heights, Beauty and the Beast, and Spamalot. “Saturday Night Fever” will be their 7th music directing credit here at The Firehouse Theatre. Catch them performing new works with musicalwriters.com this upcoming year! Instagram: @canweduet.
Hannah Tolle (STAGE MANAGER) is excited to be back at The Firehouse for Saturday Night Fever! Hannah has previously stage managed The Firehouse Theatre’s productions of Spamalot, Beauty and the Beast, The Spongebob Musical, Catch Me If You Can, Big Fish, Bright Star: Concert Version, Elf The Musical, and A Year With Frog and Toad. Hannah is a Farmers Branch native and graduate of RL Turner High School where she also stage managed many productions. She has also spent time as a production assistant on many a set in Los Angeles. Thank you to Owen, Ally, Jason and Austin for being such a great team to work with!
Dayna Dutton (COSTUME DESIGNER) is excited to continue working with The Firehouse Theater as their resident Costume Designer extraordinaire having costumed Bright Star: Concert Version, Legally Blonde, and Elf in 2021, then Anything Goes, Big Fish, Violet, Catch Me If You Can, and Beauty and The Beast in 2022, and this season’s Spamalot, Hello, Dolly!, and Into The Woods JR. Also last summer she designed Shrek and Beauty and the Beast 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. Dayna is grateful for the love and support of her Husband and three children. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Michael Marbry (SOUND DESIGNER) is excited to be returning to The Firehouse Theatre. Previous shows he’s worked on include Catch Me If You Can, 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.