Oklahoma! Cast

Savannah Thomas (Laurey)
Savannah is a Senior at Blue Mountain College. Her hometown is Athens, AL. She is a Music Education (K-12) major, and her past plays include: Leader of the Pack, Taffetas, Little Women and Amahl and the Night Visitors. "I’d like to thank all of those that pushed me to be the best I could be."
Joey Ellis (Curly)
Joey Ellis, 19, is a Sophomore in the Fine Arts Major at Blue Mountain College. He is from Holmes County, MS. He has been in John, His Story and Amahl & the Night Visitors. "I'd like to thank my parents for all their support."
Eli Jackson (Jud Fry)
Eli Jackson, 20, is from New Albany, MS. He is a Sophomore in the Secondary Education at BMC. He has been in "Beauty and the Beast" and the "Wizard of Oz." "I would like to thank my family who has given me so much."
Kate Burleson (Ado Annie)
Kate Burleson (Ado Annie) is 18 years old and from Shannon, MS. She is a freshman here at Blue Mountain, where she studies Music Education. Previously, Kate has performed in many community productions including “Hello, Dolly!,” “Peter and the Starcatcher,” and “Richard III.” She would love to send a special thank you to her incredibly patient mother, her darling boyfriend, and her precious suite mates for their constant support and encouragement through the course of this production.
Isaiah Battle (Will Parker)
Isaiah Battle is from Madison, AL. He is a freshman at BMC and Fine Arts Major and has been in many plays, but he would like to mention his role as Tom Robinson in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and his role as Eugene Daniels in ‘A Binding Commitment’. He was also in a state winning play called the ‘Recovery Act’ written by his theatre teacher. “I would like to thank first and foremost Yah for everything He has done for me and my family. I would also like to thank my Mom and Day, Kerry and Karen Battle for trusting in Yah and also believing me. So I thank y’all. And lastly, to my siblings and my nieces I love y’all and we can get it!”
Lynnse Phelps (Aunt Eller)
Lynnse Phelps is a 21 year old senior at Blue Mountain College. She is a double major in Biblical Studies and Spanish. Lynnse is from Saltillo and is performing in her first roll this semester for Oklahoma! She would like to thank “Everyone who has helped shape me to become who I am today.”
Declan Lowell (Ali Hakim)
Declan Lowell is from Uijeongbu, South Korea. He is an 18-year-old freshman with a major in Fine Arts. Declan is cutting his teeth on this, his first play but has made acting appearances in film before. He would like to thank Mr. Benoit for helping him get to where he is today.
Kendrick Buchanan (Cord Elam)
Ken Buchanan is from Houston, MS. He is a Sophomore at BMC and a Music Education Major and has been seen on stage in Once on this Island, Jr., The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Beauty and The Beast, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and John His Story. "I would like to thank my family and friends for pushing me to achieve my dreams! You all are greatly appreciated!!"
Chloe Jenkins (Ensemble)
Chloe Jenkins is an 18 year old freshman at Blue Mountain College. Her hometown in Trinity, Alabama. She is majoring in Business Management with a minor in Social Science. She has acted in many productions, but most notably as Glinda The Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz, Alice Beineke in The Addams Family, and Princess Jasmine in Aladdin. She would like to thank God for blessing her with the opportunity to attend BMC, and her family for supporting her in everything. Luke 1:45 says "And blessed is she that believeth: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord."
Emma Reid (Gertie Cummings)
Emma Reid is a Sophomore at New Albany High School. She has been acting and dancing on stage since 4 years old. She was a featured dancer in The Wiz at NAHS and was selected for prestigious theater/dance programs such as MSU Summer Scholars on Stage, the Orpheum’s MTI, Joffrey Ballet and the Rock School for Dance Education.
Luke Dyess (Ike Skidmore)
Luke Dyess is a 22-year-old 5th year senior at Blur Mountain College. He hails from Byhalia Mississippi but is currently living in Middleton Tennessee. Luke is a Business Administration major. He has been in John, His Story (Spring 2018) as the backstage Assistant, and performed as an extra. He was also Templeton in Charlotte’s Web (Spring 2018). Luke would also like to thank “My parents for forcing me to take speech and debate in High School and showing me how wonderful the world of interpretation and theatre is. Mrs. Christi Mitchell for allowing me the opportunity to perform in this play and for her love for this show and for us, and for her dedication for making this the best it could be.”
Jonathan Tucker II (Andrew Carnes)
Jonathan Tucker II is from New Albany, MS. He is a freshman at Blue Mountain College. He is a Biblical Studies Major with a minor in Math. Jonathan has been seen on stage as a card in Alice in Wonderland, a flying monkey in The Wizard of Oz, AJ in Cancer A Common Bond, a dancer and chimney sweep in Marry Poppins, the ship pilot and Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid, Lefou in Beauty and The Beast, and Scarecrow in The Wiz. “1st Peter 2:9 tells me that I’m chosen by God. I would like to thank God for choosing me for every opportunity to do what I love, and I thank my friends and family for every ounce of support I have been shown.
Jamie Henderson (Ensemble)
Jamie Henderson is an 18-year-old freshman at Blue Mountain College. She is from Cleveland, Tennessee, and came to BMC to major in History and English. Jamie has played a variety of roles in a variety of productions but was most notably Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Hannah (the Godmother) in Cinders and Ella, and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. She would like to thank God and her family for allowing her to pursue her dreams, and for guiding her in everything she does.
Chloe Crider (Ensemle)
Chloe Crider is a Piano Performance major for Blue Mountain College. She is 18 and a freshman. Hailing from Walnut Chloe was homeschooled before coming here. This is also her first play to perform in.
Simeon Harris (Ensemble)
Simeon Harris is a junior Christian Ministry and History double-major from Jasper, Indiana. His past roles include John from John, His Story, Dwayne from 9 to5, Potsie from Happy Days, Knight Ancestor from Addams Family, John Brooke in Little Women, Mother Parker in A Christmas Story, Sam in Elf the Musical, Kratnoff in High School Musical and an ensemble performer in Mamma Mia, The Best of Broadway, and several smaller children’s productions. He has also won state awards in high school radio advertisement and video and media production. Simeon’s hobbies include playing cards, writing, running, and various other forms of creative expression.
Joshanae Tucker (Ensemble)
Joshanae Tucker is a Sophomore Elementary Education Major at Blue Mountain College. She has been the cast in the Seussical Musical at New Albany High School.