Katherine Gehrlein is a certified theatre educator and graduate student at UMKC where she studies stage management. She received a bachelor's degree in Theatre Education from William Jewell College in 2011. The theatre bug bit Katherine in high school, and she has yet to be cured. Katherine looks forward to working with Coterie students of all ages and continuing her career in theatre in the Kansas City area.
 

Jake Golliher returned after being in the original cast of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (2014, 2016, 2018) and an actor in The Coterie’s Dramatic Health Education Project: STDs/ HIV. He holds a BFA in Acting from Webster University. Other credits include Songs for a New World at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre and Bare: A Pop Opera at New Line Theatre.

Nicole Marie Greenberg made her Coterie premiere in Afflicted, Daughters of Salem. Most recently, she was seen in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Her previous credits include UMKC Theatre’s productions of Almost, Maine, directed by John Rensenhouse; Big Love, performed on the Copaken Stage; and King Lear, as part of The Discovery Project. Nicole is a native of Nyack, NY, and has earned her MFA in acting at UMKC.

Philip Hanson is excited to be making his Coterie debut on the mainstage in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical after studying as a Master class student. He has taken many Coterie classes with Nancy Marcy and Jeanne Averill over the years. Past credits include Seussical the MusicalMary Poppins; and Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe with Trilogy Cultural Arts Centre.

Jill Hemann is thrilled to be working with The Coterie and has been involved in children's theatre throughout the United States before moving to Kansas City. She has previously been seen in the national tour of The Sound of Music (Sister Berthe). She has also been seen in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Domina), Phantom (Carlotta), The Lovely Liebowitz Sisters (LaVonne) in Atlantic City, Nunsense (Amnesia), A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Fezziwig - National Tour), and The Pirates of Penzance (Major General) among other productions. Jill holds a B.A. in Secondary Education and also holds a Master's degree in Music from Webster University.

Nora Hennessy recently completed her BFA in Musical Theatre at Missouri State University where she appeared as Serena in Legally Blonde: The Musical and in the ensembles of Pippin and Hair. She also toured with Missouri State’s children’s theatre troupe, the In-School Players. She has performed at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock, MO and Maples Repertory Theatre in Macon! She has worked with young performers all across the state with TRYPS Theatre Institute at Stephens College, Summer Expeditions at Columbia College, and the Maples Rep Education Program.

Darcie A. Hingula made her debut on The Coterie stage last year in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and returned in A Charlie Brown Christmas. Recently, she has been seen in Camp Rock at Theater in The Park, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Immeasurable Productions, and 13:The Musical at Spinning Tree Theatre. Darcie sends much love to her very supportive family.

 Dakota Hoar's previous Coterie credits include Seussical, and The Witches. Most recent theatre experience is Hairspray at Theatre in the Park. Dakota is from Lenexa, Kansas and dances at Miller Marley.

Scott “Rex” Hobart is the Coterie's Resident Technical Director. Scott was introduced to theatre as a child thanks to his mother who took him and his sister to plays. His formal theatrical acting and composing debut was in Night of the Living Dead (2007 and 2008). Between art school and working odd jobs that allowed him time off to go on the road with his bands, he developed his visual art talent and learned tools and materials. In Buffalo, NY, Scott jumped at the chance to help build a set for the Buffalo Children’s Theatre.

Teal Holliday makes her premiere performance at The Coterie in The Wiz.. Her past experience includes Ragtime at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, Company at Olathe Civic Theatre Association, and The Canticle at Cleveland Public Theatre. Teal is a native of Overland Park and lives in Kansas City.

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