Alli Franken (DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER) is thrilled to be making her directorial debut at The Firehouse Theatre! Alli has a BFA in Theatre with an Acting Emphasis from TCU, where she focused her honors thesis on Musical Theatre Dance and Choreography. Recent credits include Charlotte’s Web (Wilbur) at Casa Manana, The Sound of Music (Assistant Director/Understudy), Clue (Assistant Director/Understudy), and Into the Woods (Associate Director) at Dallas Theater Center, Manic Monologues (Co-Choreographer/Associate Director) at Watertower Theatre, Black Comedy (Carol) at Theatre Arlington, Beauty and the Beast (Associate Director/Choreographer), Legally Blonde (Associate Director/Choreographer) and Matilda (Acrobat/Dance Capt) at The Firehouse Theatre, and Puffs (Sally/Others) at Imprint Theatreworks. She’s choreographed for Six Flags’ Holiday in the Park and Grand Prairie Arts Council’s The Wiz, as well as completed Frantic Assembly’s TRAIN movement program. She’s also worked closely with Circle Theatre, Amphibian Stage, Garland Summer Musicals, and Prism Movement Theatre. Huge thanks to Billy, Nicole, Owen, Molly, Hannah, Maggie, Esteban, and Logan for their amazing contributions!
Billy Betsill (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR) is delighted that you have chosen to come visit the Family. Locally, he has also worked with Theatre Three, IMPRINT Theatreworks, Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Pegasus Theatre, Runway Theatre, Mainstage ILC, and others. When he’s not working on scripted works, he stays busy with stand-up comedy, improv comedy and musical improv with Please Sing Already (IG: pleasesingalready). Come check them out! When not at the theater, he’s busy running his residential remodeling company KS Construction Group. He sends many thanks to Alli for this unforgettable opportunity. Also, thanks to the cast, crew, and the Firehouse team.
Hannah Tolle (STAGE MANAGER) is excited to be back at The Firehouse for Addams Family! Hannah has previously stage managed The Firehouse Theatre’s productions of Newsies, Saturday Night Fever, 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 Michael and Esteban for being an amazing crew.
Esteban Vilchez (ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER)
Dayna Dutton (COSTUME DESIGNER) has worked with The Firehouse Theater as the Resident Costume Designer extraordinaire since fall 2021. In her two years at The Firehose Theatre, she designed Newsies, Saturday Night Fever, Spamalot, Beauty and the Beast, Catch Me If You Can, and Legally Blonde. To name a few of her favorites. Also, she has designed for Arise Acting Studio; this summer, she did Willy Wonka and Anastasia, which had a cast of 51 amazing kids. Dayna is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Fine Arts emphasis in costume design. Dayna is grateful for the continued love and support of her husband and three incredible and fantastic children. She is thankful to God, and all friends that have helped her grow in her passion!
Destini Spraggins (LIGHTING DESIGNER)
Michael Marbry (SOUND DESIGNER) is excited to be returning to The Firehouse Theatre. Previous shows he’s worked on include Newsies, Saturday Night Fever, 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.