Mike Barrow, Theatre Denton’s Managing Director, majored in theatre at NTSU and has been performing since the age of 10. As lead singer for the band Midnight Run, he opened for famous acts including The Oakridge Boys and the legendary Hank Thompson. Mike is honored to be a member of the Trammell Group and to be part of a strong fundraising team in the tradition of his parents Frank and Betty Ann who helped raise millions of dollars as directors for so many of Donna’s shows! Happily married for 35 years, Mike and Carol Barrow have raised three wonderful children and are currently spoiling the new light of their lives, granddaughter Cambry.
Justin Harmon has been a familiar face on the local stage for nearly two decades. Favorite stage credits include the Greater Tuna series, Ragtime, Avenue Q, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Crazy for You. In addition to his theatre credits, Justin has appeared in a variety of television productions for FOX, NBC, ABC and TNT. As always, thanks to Donna and The Trammell Group for the friendship and so many unique opportunities. Much love to Jordan, Lillie and Rhett, his little family at home, for being his biggest fans.
Nanci Kimmey(Stage Manager), a long-time member of the Trammell Group, loves sharing her time and talents with her community. In addition to serving as Exec. Assistant at the North Texas State Fair Assoc. and Treasurer of the Texas Assoc. of Fairs and Events, Nanci is also a member of the DCT Governing Board, Chairman of the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee, Exec. Board Member of Denton Foundation for Health Education and a part of the current class of Leadership Denton. She credits her happiness to husband Ralph, daughter Ryan (and son-in-law Ryan), Gage, Ty, and Keeli and to the wonders of her friends.
Kay Lamb is a retired first grade teacher who has been active in the performing arts in Denton for over 30 years, serving on the boards of both Denton Community Theatre and Music Theatre of Denton. In addition to producing, directing and costuming, Kay has also trod the boards. Some of her favorite roles include Golda in Fiddler on the Roof, Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein, and Dotty in Noises Off. An original member of the musical parody company known as The Trammell Group, Kay has brought hundreds of characters and loads of laughter to stages here in Denton and across the state.
Buster Maloney, a veteran actor and director, has been performing in Denton for 30 years. He began making audiences laugh as Alan in Play it Again Sam, and has enjoyed the laughter ever since. Among his favorite roles are Vanya in DCT’s recent Vanya and Soniaand Masha and Spike, Charles in Blithe Spirit, Delmont in The Miss Firecracker Contest, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac, and Henry Higgins inPygmalion among others long since forgotten. His most recent directing credits include Big Fish for MTD and Noises Off for DCT.
David K. Pierce(Piano) came to Denton in 1970 to attend the NTSU School of Music and after graduating with two degrees in organ performance, turned his skills to building pipe organs for over a decade. Currently serving as Music Director at Faith United Presbyterian Church, David’s music career has included staff accompanist and teaching positions at SMU, Booker T. Washington High School and Brookhaven Community College. A past President of the Denton Bach Society, David has been Managing Director for Music Theatre of Denton (formerly Denton Light Opera Company) since 1995. He was honored to receive the CARA (Community Arts Recognition Award) from the Greater Denton Arts Council in 2005.
Christopher Redden (Sound) has been making The Trammell Group “sound” good for years. A computer tech wizard, Christopher currently serves as the Chief Information Officer at Health Services of North Texas. In addition to being an accomplished musician and arranger, over the years he has also proven himself to be proficient at a wide variety of skills including motorcycle riding, rodeo racing, and gourmet cooking.
Pat Sherman was “born & raised” in Denton and is grateful to have the opportunity to support some incredible non-profits with the Trammell Group this week. She is VP of Community Relations at DATCU Credit Union and serves on the Board of Directors of United Way of Denton County, CASA of Denton County and the Denton Chamber of Commerce. She and Jud have three pretty amazing children and 6 incredible grandchildren. Her favorite stage roles include Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (DCT), Mother in Ragtime (DCT) and Mother Superior in MTD’s recent production of Sister Act.
Melissa Sims is a small but mighty bundle of talent and energy. One of the most versatile performers around, Melissa was most recently seen onstage at the Campus Theater as Sandra in MTD’s production of Big Fish and played to sold out houses in the title role of DCT’s Always, Patsy Cline last summer. Melissa is a home school mom of five kids, all of whom have shared the stage with her. She has served as the President of the Denton Community Theatre Governing Board.
Donna Trammell, Denton’s local parody queen, has more than 950 song lyrics and 52 full-length scripts to her credit. Since 1987, her theatrical productions have helped to raise more than two million dollars for non-profit organizations across the state. In recognition of her ongoing contributions to the community and beyond, Donna has been awarded the Otis Fowler Award from the Denton Chamber of Commerce, the CARA from the Greater Denton Arts Council and the Green Glory Award from UNT. In addition to lending her support to a variety of charities and special events, Donna currently serves on the Governing Boards of GDAC and DCT.