Come Blow Your Horn
Melissa Goldman graduated from Paxton-Buckley Loda High School in 2016. While in school she was very involved in the arts, which included watercolor painting, choir, and band. PBL did not have a threatre program, so she found her way to the threater through the community. Melissa has performed in many musicals at the Paxton Market Street Theatre, as well as with Cissna Park’s Country Theatre Workshop. She is a theatre performance major at Parkland, while also studying vocal performance. She is grateful to make her directoral debut, and for the guidance she has been given by her former and current teachers. Thank you: Ruth Davis, Tim Hess, Beth Nuss, Sheri Doyle, Mike O’Brien, BJ Gailey, and Brian Morgan.
Haylie is a first year Theatre Major at Parkland College. After graduating from Centennial High School in 2018, and participating in multiple productions like Wait Until Dark, Beauty and the Beast, and The Wizard of Oz, Haylie decided to pursue a Theatre Performance degree with the hopes of someday being on Broadway. Haylie is thankful to her parents, and her best friends Lexi Alves, and Dylan Chambers for all of their support and continuous love.
Q: What made you decide to pursue Properties for the Student Production?
A: I have never done this before and I’m excited to get the experience, and possibly work with properties in the future.
Maya graduated from South Haven High School in South Haven, Michigan. After taking part in high school theatre and dance, she moved to Champaign to further her education. Maya is a second year Theatre Major at Parkland. She has been in Parkland’s Only You and The Servant of Two Masters. Taking on the role of Stage Manager for this show will be her first backstage job at Parkland. Maya is grateful to Melissa Goldman for this opportunity, to her drama teachers from high school and college for sharing their passion, and to her friends, family, and boyfriend, Wes, for all their support.
Q: What made you decide to pursue Stage Management for the Student Production?
A: I’ve never had a backstage job before, and I’ve always admired the stage manager for their incredible work ethic, time commitment, and dedication to a production, so I wanted to try it out.
Nick is very excited to be working on his fourth Parkland production, Come Blow Your Horn. He is an Entertainment Technology Major at Parkland College. Previously, Nick has worked on Memphis, Servant of Two Masters, and The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.
Q: What made you decide to pursue Sound Design for the Student Production?
A: I wanted to do sound design for this show because I hope to professionally work as a sound designer in the future.
Remy is a second year Parkland Theatre Student, studying Costume Design. After graduating from Centennial High School, Remy decided to pursue Costume Design with the Parkland Pathways program. Remy has previously costume designed for last year’s Student Production of Only You, as well as acted in last year’s performance of Memphis. Along with costuming, Remy has been a stitcher in all of last season’s shows, including The Crucible and Much Ado About Nothing.
Q: What made you decide to pursue Costume Design for the Student Production?
A: I wanted to work on my costume design skill and improve in my craft in a professional setting, and doing the student production is a great start.