Meet Our Award-Winning Cast
Kevin Bishop (Miss Forcible and others) is thrilled to be collaborating with such a talented group of people on Coraline. Kevin has worked with theatres throughout the Chicago-land area such as Piccolo, City Lit, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble, Chicago Opera Vanguard, Caffeine Theatre, Porchlight, Light Opera Works, Bailiwick, Quest, and Signal Ensemble. Favorite roles include Albin/Zaza in La Cage Aux Folles, Oscar Wilde in Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit, and Tweedle Dee in the critically acclaimed US premier of the chamber opera Boojum! Truth, Nonsense and Lewis Carroll. When he's not in the theatre, Kevin can be seen performing as part of the hit cabaret group With A Twist!
Jeff Bouthiette (Mr Bobo and others) has been an actor, writer, and music director in Chicago for over a decade. Some favorite roles include Montel and Jesus in the American premiere of Jerry Springer: The Opera (Bailiwick Repertory), Joey in Lucy Thurber's Ashville (Black Box Acting), and BabyFace in Happy End (Brown Couch). He has also performed with Porchlight Music Theatre, Collaboraction, One Theatre, Hell in a Handbag, Chicago Kids Company, Theatre Building Chicago, Arts Lanes, Stage Two, and Theatre Hikes. He is also active in the improv and sketch comedy community, and is a founding ensemble member of The Improvised Sondheim Project. Jeff is a proud graduate of the Academy at Black Box Acting.
Jennifer T. Grubb
Jennifer T. Grubb (Mother and others) last appeared as Mother in the Chicago premiere of A Crime in the Neighborhood with City Lit Theatre. Other Chicago credits include: Elizabeth in Frankenstein and Jacky in Oh Boy (Jeff Nomination) with City Lit Theatre; Spider Woman/Aurora in Kiss of the Spider Woman with BoHo Theatre; Franca in The Light in the Piazza and Fiddler on the Roof with Marriott Theatre; Ayah in Secret Garden with Light Opera Works; Ligeia in The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe with First Folio Theatre; Baby Jane in Jerry Springer the Opera (American Premiere) and Martha in Christmas Schooner with Bailiwick Theatre; Cinderella in Into the Woods with Quest Theatre. Jennifer has also been fortunate enough to work with Drury Lane Oakbrook (Sweeney Todd), Porchlight Music Theatre (Nine), Theatre at the Center (Phantom), Emerald City Theatre (Cinderella), Broken Nose Theatre (My First Time), Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (Beauty and the Beast), and the Lyric Opera of Chicago (Rigoletto).
Caitlin Jackson (Miss Spink and others) grew up performing and training in Indiana where she worked with Young Actor's Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theater, Indianapolis Civic Theatre, Edyvean Repertory, Theatre on the Square and The American Cabaret Theatre, as well as others in the Indianapolis area. She moved to Chicago in 1997 to study acting at The Chicago Academy for the Arts, and then majored in performance at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Since then, Caitlin has performed with Chase Park, Ludicrous Theatre, Walkabout Theatre/Knife & Fork, Cowardly Scarecrow's Musical of the Living Dead, Hell in a Handbag's 2013 production of Christmas Dearest (Bette Davis), Wayward Productions (Fight Night 2014) and, most recently, A Midsummer Night's Dream with Strangeloop (Hippolyta/Titania). She is currently in rehearsals for Dark of the Moon, a play with folk music, with New American Folk Theare (where she is also a company member) which will run weekends in June 2014 at The Den. More information can be found at caitlinrosejackson.com. She once spent two hours listening to Neil Gaiman speak, three years ago, and it was DIVINE.
Justin Kimrey (Father, Other Father and others) is a recent graduate from The Chicago College of Performing Arts. This is his first production in Chicago. Credits from School include Spring Awakening-(Herr Stiefel) How to succeed… -(Mr. Tackaberry) and Lysistrata Jones-(Harold) Justin is also an accomplished violinist, and has played with various orchestras including the Florida Symphony Orchestra, for twelve years.
Ryan Lanning (Other Mother) is very excited to work with Mr. Rutherford on this project. Past Chicago credits include: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Haven Theatre); Carrie: The Musical and F**king Men (Bailiwick Chicago); Candide (Goodman Theatre); Man in Love (Steppenwolf Theatre); Exit, Pursued by a Bear (Theatre Seven); Candide and The Fantasticks (Porchlight Music Theatre); Jerry Springer the Opera, A Man of No Importance and Kiss of the Spider Woman (Bailiwick Repertory Theatre).
Sheridan Singleton (Coraline) is very excited to join this cast of Coraline the Musical. Previous Chicago credits include Hellcab (Pregnant Woman) at the Profiles Theater, EL Stories XII (Ethan, ensemble) with the Waltzing Mechanics, The Lockout: A Musical (Eddie), an original musical with Six Hours Short Productions. Following Coraline she will be appearing Mozawa's inaugural production, FALLEN as Lady M.
Kevin Webb (Cat) is thrilled to be working on this exciting Chicago production of Coraline. He received his Masters in Music from Roosevelt University-CCPA. Kevin is a member of the Pride Films and Plays artistic ensemble and was seen in their productions of Under A Rainbow Flag and Songs from an Unmade Bed (Jeff nomination: Actor in a Principal Role - Musical or Revue). Other Chicago credits include: Myths and Hymns (Bohemian Theatre Ensemble - upcoming), The Pitchfork Disney (Interrobang Theatre Project), Assassins (The GoForth), The Ritz (Circle Theatre), All My Sons (Eclectic Full Contact Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew (Muse of Fire Theatre Company), HMS Pinafore (Light Opera Works) and Forest Fantasies (Lingerie Lyrique). For more information about Kevin and his burlesque alter-ego Lee O. Narcissus, visit www.kevinwebb.org.