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Jackson has been employed in the district since 1990. IHe first taught at Maple Park Middle School for 7 years and then moved to North Kansas City High School in 1997. Jackson teaches theatre classes and Theatre Arts as part of the Sixth Area in the International Baccalaureate Program. Jackson has been a board member of the Missouri State Thespian Chapter, Educational Advisory Board of Kansas Repertory Theatre. He is a proud husband and father of two sons and one grand daughter.
Vocal DirectorDanielle Enriquez-Fowler
Danielle is thrilled to be joining the Northtown team as choir director and vocal music director for MisCast NKC! Danielle has been heavily involved in musical theatre since high school, first as a performer and now as music director for the past 14 years. Danielle has roots in the Northtown stage as her mother and uncle were active members of the music and theater programs during their years here. Seeing the resilience and creativity of the directorial team and students during these unprecedented times has been truly inspiring!
Pit Conductor/Music ArrangmentSheree Yoder
Sheree Yoder is the Director of Orchestras at North Kansas City High School, and she teaches strings at Briarcliff and West Englewood Elementary Schools, and at Northgate Middle School. In 2015, she founded the Youth Music Academy, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining life-long musical journeys. Ms. Yoder also teaches private strings and piano lessons. No stranger to Northtown, Ms. Yoder has four children who attended Northtown, three who are alumni. She also has four beautiful granddaughters who live in Kansas City and Warrensburg. Ms. Yoder began her musical journey at the age of 3, learning to play first the violin, then the piano. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Violin Performance from Messiah College, Grantham, PA, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from the University of Central Missouri. Teaching is her second career, following a 30+ year career in the area of retirement plan investments. Her musical experience is multi-face
Assistant DirectorHelena Cosentino
Helena K. Cosentino is excited to continue working as Assistant Theatre Director at Northtown for a 3rd year. She is a proud Thespian and Alumni of North Kansas City High School. Helena teaches and directs Theatre at Antioch Middle School. She is also a professional actress in her spare time. Helena wants to thank Randy Jackson, Sheree Yoder and Danielle Enriquez-Fowler for being open and willing to think outside the box and for their resiliency to not give up and do what is good for our students. It took a lot of different pieces to come together and hard work to pull this off. Thank you to the cast and crew who put their hearts into this project. Northtown students continue to impress and inspire.
Digital Streaming Stage Manager/LightsDustin Z West
DUSTIN Z WEST (Executive Producer) An alumnus of Northtown, Dustin is a New York-based Stage Manager and Assistant Director with credits spanning opera, theatre, and dance. NY Credits include productions of BAD NEWS! i was there..., Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps, What We’re Up Against, Mark Felt Superstar!, How to be an American, Dido & Aeneas, Delirium’s Daughters, Angels in America: Millenium Approaches, and Jules Verne: From Earth to the Moon. Regionally, he has worked with Atlanta Ballet, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Boston Lyric Opera, Da Camera, The Dallas Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Martha Graham Dance, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Quantum Creative Studios, The Santa Fe Opera, Skylight Music Theatre. He has also worked on the television series Drunk History, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and is the Line Producer for Broadway Unlocked / All Together Now. Dustin is Production Stage Manager at The Glimmerglass Festival, and a resident Stage Manager at Toledo Opera,
Audio EngineerMark Jackson
Knotty Pine Studios
Tyler Lamb, Videography and Editing [email protected]
Production Stage ManagerSamantha Driggers
Junior (11th grade) Samantha was in costume and prop crew during her freshman year, and was promoted to the stage manager during her sophomore year. She is in student council, fashion club and the National Honors Society. This year she is helping out through tech in the North Kansas City High School Miscast. She would like to thank her friends and family especially her step-dad Alan who makes set pieces.
Senior (12th Grade)Ajah is a senior at Northtown and has been a member of NTA for all 4 years. This is her first year as an officer and she is so excited to see where this group goes this year and in years to come. Ajah has been apart of every musical since she has been here and landed the role of Myrtle Wilson in last years production of ‘The Great Gatsby’. She is planning on attending college next year (where has not yet been decided) for nursing and she is so excited for what the future has in store for her!!
Graphic DesignAbbi Parks
Abbi Parks, as a senior, has been designing graphics for NTA for four years now. Participating in productions of Hairspray, Peter and the Star Catcher, Pippin, Frogs & Antigone, Mary Poppins, The Great Gatsby, and One Acts all four years of high school. She is excited to be able to help pioneer virtual based theatre productions in this time of uncertainty. She is proud of the directors, cast, and crew for overcoming so much, and she hopes you can find joy and inspiration in this heartfelt production!
Junior (11th Grade)Lauren has participated in theatre for almost five years- how time flies by! Lauren was introduced to theatre by a friend in middle school, and I participated as prop crew in Into the Woods Jr. Since then, Lauren has branched out into all aspects of theatre- many types of crews, acting, and directing. In this show, Lauren has used skills in photography and photoshop to create different types of transitions between songs and spoken poems. I love theatre, and would encourage anyone considering to try it- even if it’s just for one show!
Freshman (9th Grade) This is Alex's first show at NKCHS. He is part of Technology Student Association (TSA) and FIRST Robotics.
Sound TechnicianKylan Fleming
Senior (12th Grade) Sound for Hairspray, Peter and the Starcatcher, Pippin, Mary Poppins, The Great Gatsby Acted in MOBS XXII
Laken K. Castro is a junior at NKCHS. She was in running crew for MOBS 2019, worked in Props for Pippin and Antigone & Frogs, she then became head of props for The Great Gatsby, Mary Poppins, and MOBS 2020. She is academic with a 4.0 GPA. She would like to thank Noah Croom for introducing her to Theatre, Samantha Driggers for driving her to theatre rehearsals every day in Junior Year, and Marianna Flores for making her laugh every day.
Percussion – Brandon Johnson, Thomas Yoder
Electric Bass – Thomas Yoder
Trombone – Christian Boswell
Trumpet – Jason Nguyen, Caleb Brightwell
Tenor Saxophone – Logan Rooks
Cello – Laura Hoesley, Emily Castillo, Isabelle Partridge
Violin – Anneka Johnson, Irene Taboada, Anna Galatas
Flute – Katarina Hill
Oboe – Kiersten Buck
Guitar – Mary Gerend