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After appearing in over 5 productions at Desert Stages Theatre, including Puppy: A Christmas Tail, Jordann is now working for television, film and print work. She has appeared on One Life to Live and has even been featured in the Gardasil commercial that aired nationwide! Jordann was even featured on a cover for a James Patterson book.
Ahwatukee native Max Crumm recently made a name for himself as the winning "Danny Zuko" in NBC's GREASE: You're The One That I Want--a reality-based series in which the public helped select the Danny and Sandy for the upcoming 2007 Broadway revival of Grease . Max began his acting career at Desert Stages Theatre in 2000 as Linus in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (2000) . His natural talent propelled his rise through various roles in Desert Stages Children's Theatre, including a Brother in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2000) Thunderhead in In the Kingdom of Clouds (2000), the Demon in The Butterfly's Day (2000); Grinch in The Grinch (2000) and Prince Brandon in Cinderella (2001) . He also toured with this theatre's original health show. Tobacco: The Musical (2000). Max, a 2003 graduate of Desert Vista High School , attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in LA. He appeared in a national television ad for Alltel and has acted in several independent films.
Matt was a part of the very first show Desert Stages ever did, The Ugly Duckling. He was also in other Desert Stages shows, like Cinderella: A Ragtime Musical. He is very widely known for his portrayal of Kyle on the hit television show Kyle XY. Some of his other television and film credits include: Babysitter Wanted, The Indian, Shugar Shank, Living the Dream, Wannabe, Entourage, Camp Daze and Way of the Vampire. He has also appeared on the following shows El Hormiguero, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee,Dear Santa, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, TV Watercooler and The View.
Telana is no stranger to Desert Stages Theatre having performed in more than 9 productions! She has also been in over 8 film productions as well including, G. I. Jesus, The Tsunami Beach Club, Tantrum and Downtown. She has also appeared on many television shows, some of her credits include: The Fo Fo Figgily Show, The Tim & Eric Awesome Show and Bony Macaroni. During her time at Desert Stages Telana demonstrated her natural abilities. Her Desert Stages credits include a Royal Child in The King & I, a Lost Boy in Peter Pan, a Duckling in The Ugly Duckling, the Goat in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, she was in the Orphan Ensemble in Annie and she performed in the ensemble in the following shows Bye Bye Birdie, Grease, In the Kingdom of Clouds and Puppy: A Christmas Tail.
Favorite Gerry Cullity Musical - In The Kingdom of Clouds
Nick is an Arizona native who was introduced to Desert Stages Theatre in 2004. While at his little sisters swimming practice he got talking to a mother about performing and she then informed him of DST. Immediately he got tickets to see The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Something about DST's charm pulled him in and that night he was already at a cast party and had plans to audition for The Wiz. The audition went well and he was cast in his first show at the theatre. He continued to perform back to back in shows such as Aladdin Jr. (Aladdin), Hello Dolly (Ambrose Kemper), Sweet Charity (Charlie), Fable Company, Grease (Danny), and Gilligan's Island The Musical (Gilligan). In 2006 he made the decision to further his training and attend The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles. Since graduating he's perormed in 42nd Street, Cabrillo Music Theatre (Ensemble), 42nd Street, Moonlight Amphitheatre (Andy Lee), and Cats, Moonlight Amphitheatre (Mungojerrie).
Favorite Gerry Cullity Musical - Fable Company
Tanner began his career at a very young age at Desert Stages. By the time he was six he had performed in over 5 plays including Puppy...A Christmas Tail, Kingdom of Clouds, and The Ugly Duckling. Since then, Tanner has built a wonderful career that includes the 2011 Summer hit Hangover 2, apprising the role of a young “Phil,” the role played by Bradley Cooper, in a flashback sequence. Other major credits include guest star appearances in popular TV shows such as House, Ghost Whisperer, CSI NY and Eleventh Hour. He has had recurring roles on How I Met Your Mother, Days of Our Lives and Desperate Housewives as well as having appeared on Lost, Hannah Montanna, Without a Trace and others. Other feature film credits include the starring role in Letters to God, and Saving Sarah Cain. Tanner has also been successful in commercials, having appeared in more than 20 national spots including a few airing during primetime Super Bowl broadcasts.
Kimberly Rose is a recent alumna of Desert Stages Theatre who has gone on to star in commercials for Ipig and ABC Family’s “Ruby and the Rockets,” among others.
Now a resident of Los Angeles, perhaps the most notable achievement since leaving the embrace of Desert Stages Theatre is Kimberly’s new phase in a young professional career: she is a member of the newly formed “girl group” called No More Drama managed by Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys.
It’s significant to note the numerous stage roles and activities surrounding her years at Desert Stages Theatre, which taught her a familiar discipline required for professional success.
In 2002, Kimberly launched her theatrical career at Desert Stages Theatre in her first ever play in Gerry Cullity's "Ugly Duckling" apprising the lead role. She continued building a prolific roster of performances in a wide variety of productions, never missing a performance in the next seven and-a-half years.
Among her many, many leading roles were Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin; Sharpay in High School The Musical; Alice in Alice in Wonderland-Alice; Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Fern in Charlotte's Web; Wendy in Peter Pan; Duffy in Annie Jr; Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, among others.
She also played the wife as well as Little Eva in the King and I; the Gypsy Moth Queen in A Butterfly's Day; Cinderella in Gerry Cullity’s Cinderella; Sandy in Grease; Kim McAfee in Bye Bye Birdie; the lead in Tobacco the Musical; Nimbus in the Kingdom of Clouds; and the wife in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.
Kimberly also has been an avid coach and leader during her time at Desert Stages, serving as Dance Captain, Summer Camp counselor and host of Show Your Stuff.
Kimberly’s success is perhaps quite special, the fertile seeds of which were planted at Arizona’s own Desert Stages Theatre.
Mariah began her stage career with Desert Stages Theatre, but now is very widely known for her portrayal of Magic in Dreamgirls. Her other television and firm credits include Afterschool, Last Dance, The Good Neighbor Policy, Tyler, Naked Brothers, Lincoln Heights, Homeland Security PSA Medley, Community Health Network, Kick Butts: Anti-Smoking PSA, Slither, and The Ro Show. Her Desert Stages credits include Cindy Lou Who in The Grinch, Skipper in Barbie's Beach Party, Bog in Wizard of Oz, Babette in Cinderella, an Orphan in Annie, the Singer of Forgotten Songs in Butterfly's Day, Darla Duck in Ugly Duckling, Pharaoh's Choir in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and she was in the ensemble for You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown and Grease.