Socastee High School Performing Arts Presents
February 25th - 28th
Socastee High School Choral Director
Farrah Beaudry, director of show Choirs for Socastee High School, is a native of the Myrtle Beach area. Born and raised in Murrells Inlet, SC, Beaudry now resides in the Socastee area with her husband of 10 years, Tim. Beaudry is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor degree in Music Education. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at CCU. She started her career as chorus and drama director of Georgetown High School in 2000. During her time there, she directed musical revues of Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, and the musical Cinderella. She also became lead teacher of the BEACH Drama Gifted and Talented Program. Beaudry joined Socastee High School’s faculty in 2006 as director of show Choirs including the nationally acclaimed Socastee Singers. She has experienced much success in this district. Her choirs have received many first place national show choir awards in competitions in New York, NY and Orlando, FL. Her groups have performed many community concerts in venues with crowds as large as 10,000. Since she joined the performing arts at SHS, they have presented Alice in Wonderland, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Seussical the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Legally Blonde, Tarzan, and now Shrek the Musical. As a high school graduate of Socastee in 1995, Beaudry is now happy to serve the school that gave her the passion to pursue music education.
Socastee High School Theater Director
Kristin Lundberg, Socastee theater department director, is a native to Raleigh, North Carolina and has spent the past fifteen years working in New York City as a professional actress, director, playwright and theater teacher. Kristin joined the Socastee performing arts staff this year at Socastee High directing the Fall production, William Shakespeare’s "As You Like It", which won two All Star awards and the overall excellence award at the 2015 All County Festival and another All Star award and third place for props at the State Competition held at Furman University. As an actress, she's worked on the stage and screen and, as a writer, her plays have been produced in New York, London and the Carolinas, as well she’s the published author of "Sniffy McSnifferson Meets the Beloved". Her acting credits include Shakespeare’s canon and the world premiere of several off-Broadway original plays. Her most recent play "Muse" performed a New York run at the Theater For The New City and an out-of-state University tour including the FMU Performing Arts Center at Francis Marion University. As a teacher and acting coach, she’s taught students K-12, in addition to serving as a guest artist at colleges. As a community leader, Kristin has stepped into the homeless shelters teaching her theater workshops to women in need, as well as served as a mentor to Columbia University students with an interest in theater and education.
Kristin has trained classically with Julian Glover, Bill Homewood and Richard Ryan in London, UK, where she gained proficient certification with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat and holds her Bachelor of Science in Theater Education from East Carolina University in North Carolina. Kristin continues to serve as the founder and artistic director of the Shakespeare's Sister Company, a nonprofit organization which engages communities in a powerful theatrical experience and empowers students through creative drama. She is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, Educational Theater Association, South Carolina Theater Association, The Shakespeare Society, SAG-AFTRA and the Actors’ Equity Association.
Kevin Jones, a native of Toronto, Canada, has spent the past twenty-three years working in professional theatre as an actor, musical director, director, and choreographer. His many credits include the Broadway first and fourth national tours of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, the Asian tour of Annie, the European tour of Annie Get Your Gun, three productions of Evita, and two of Phantom.
Kevin is an alumnus of Western University in Canada, where he received his degree in Music Education (piano performance) and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, where he received his certificate in musical theater performance.
As a vocal and acting coach, Kevin has coached hundreds of actors into Broadway shows, national tours, and regional theater productions. He currently boasts excellent students live-and-in-person here in Myrtle Beach and also nationally via Skype and FaceTime (www.kjpas.com).
For the past seventeen years, Kevin has served as the artistic director of the Kevin Jones Performing Arts Studio Summer Performing Arts Camps, providing professional-level theater training in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. Kevin is delighted to announce that this summer he will be bringing the camps to Myrtle Beach (see the ad in your playbill)!
Kevin continues to work professionally as an actor, filming television commercials and shooting print advertisements, and as a singer/pianist performing regularly at Thoroughbred’s Restaurant here in Myrtle Beach.
Abigail Perry is the choreographer for The Little Mermaid and is a 2013 graduate of Socastee High School. She is happy to be back "home" and to have this exciting opportunity to bring a production to the stage she often acted on herself. Under Farrah Beaudry's direction, Abigail performed with the Socastee Singers during all four years of high school and served as Dance Captain during her senior year. She was a featured dancer in "Suessical the Musical" and "Little Shop of Horrors". In 2012 she was cast as Brooke Wyndham in "Legally Blonde the Musical" and was also dance captain for that production. As a senior she landed her favorite role, Jane in "Tarzan the Musical." As a student at Coastal Carolina University, Abi was a member of the dance team, "Coastal Chicks." During the past three summers she has been a featured dancer and Dance Captain for the longest running show on the Grand Strand, "High Steppin' Country." She also served as Assistant Choreographer for "Legally Blonde Jr." and as an Instructor Intern at Carolina Forest Performing Arts Academy.
Abigail would like to thank her mom and dad, Rhonda and Tony Perry, for giving her a passion for performing, and her dance teacher, Bryan Beaman, for encouraging her to continue her dream and never stop dancing.