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Meet The Cast Of Willy Wonka

JULY 12, 13, 19 & 20

7:30 PM

JULY 14 & 21

2:30 PM


Alexander Greenhouse (Mike Teevee) is a 17-year-old Ponchatoula High student who has been busy since discovering theatre. He has been seen in “A Christmas Story”, “Clue”, “Seussical”, and “The Curious Savage” with PHS’s drama club. Alexander joined the Swamplight family last year when he was in “Footloose.”  Alexander is excited to be back on stage at Swamplight for “Wonka!”

Elodie Wheeler (Ensemble/Towns Person/Squirrel) is excited to be in “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” at Swamplight Theatre. She is the daughter of Jennifer and Denby Wheeler. Elodie has been working with Elizabeth Addington in the Talented Theatre program for the last 4 years. She started performing early at the age of 2 and has been in over 14 productions (Christmas plays, dance recitals, plays, etc.).

Rachel Aymond (Ensemble/Towns Person) is an 11-year-old native of Ponchatoula. She is a sixth-grader at Southeastern Lab School. She is the daughter of Eric and Melissa Aymond. She has been involved in various theatre performances including “Matilda”, “Oliver!”, and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at Swamplight Theatre, as well as “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” and “Newsies Jr.” at SLU Lab School. She performed in several other Swamplight recitals in children's musical theatre and hip-hop. Her hobbies are singing, dancing, watching videos, and listening to music.

Bette Savarino (Oompa Loompa), nine years old, is no stranger to the Swamplight stage. Bette is a 4th-grade student at St Joseph’s School in Ponchatoula and is the daughter of Tony Savarino & Wendy Kinchen Savarino. Having grown up at Swamplight Theatre, Bette has been in several shows including “Hairspray”, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Oliver.” Recently, Bette was a featured singer in her school’s talent show and has been appointed to her school’s Children’s Liturgical Choir for the next school year. Other than being on stage, Bette’s favorite thing to do is ride her Golden Palomino, Rocky! Bette hopes to be a pediatrician and scientist when she grows up and to own a farm full of Palomino ponies.

Kaizlyn Shockley (Mrs. Beauregarde) is very excited to be back at Swamplight Theatre this year! She was recently seen there in “Frozen In the Big Easy” and “Footloose”, but she has many more shows there under her belt! She is 16 and enjoys theatre, her main hobby during the summer, and participates in her school’s DECA Club during the school year! She has taken acting and theatre production at Swamplight for the past 5 years and is thrilled to continue her journey.

Rebekah Pait (Mrs.Gloop) is overjoyed to be a part of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” at Swamplight Theatre. She recently worked with Swamplight on “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” as Elsa and Vi in “Footloose.” Rebekah has studied music and theatre for many years. This will be her second musical in which her two children are also in the cast; she loves performing with them.

Harmony Wood (Veruca Salt) is going to be a senior at Ponchatoula High School in the fall. She has been in many productions at Swamplight Theatre including “Footloose” as Rusty, “Sleep Hallow” as Katrina, “Oliver!” as Charlotte, and “13: the Musical” as Kendra. She has been involved in Columbia Theatre’s “Aladdin: Choose Your Own Arabian Night” as Princess Amira and in “Grease” as a featured dancer. She wants to thank her family for being so supportive and the directors for the opportunity!

Emilia Taylor Vallot Haughn (Charlie) is the 9-year-old daughter of Kayln Vallot Haughn and Keels Haughn, granddaughter of Barbie Vallot and Frank Vallot, the great-granddaughter of the late Kay Butler and (not late) Dr. Bob Butler, and sister to Kaiden and Wrenly. She began her acting career at 4 months old appearing as Baby Emilia, in the short film “Finding Emilia” at the 2015 New Orleans 48 Hour Film Festival. She has participated in countless performances at Swamplight including the roles Elephant Bird in “Seussical”, Rubber Duckie in “Up, Up, And Away!”, June Bug in “Smoke on the Mountain”, a Pickpocket/Orphan in “Oliver”, Little Anna in “The Teddy Bear Tea”, and Little Alice in “Alice in Wonderland Tea Party.” Emilia is a recording artist with a music video called “I Hate Homework!” featuring kids from our Swamplight Family. She recently competed in the Parish Solo & Small Ensemble Music Festival held at PHS where she received a Superior for her performance of “Tomorrow” from “Annie.” She has just finished her first season on the NGA competition team with Cypress Pointe Gymnastics.

Karen Dubret (Grandma Josephine) is excited to be in her first musical and her 4th show on stage after supporting her husband and children on stage for years. Her most recent role was as Bernice in “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” Karen has also worked backstage in several shows. She may be new to acting, but you also may have seen her playing piano for the annual Swamplight Cabaret shows. Offstage, Karen works as a Social Worker in a private practice in Hammond. Karen enjoys crocheting, gardening, reading, and cooking. She is also a proud member of the sNoBalls Ladies Marching Group (Green Apple) which raises funds to sponsor children in the Arts. She is married to Michael Dubret, and they have four beautiful children: Katelyn, Cole, Arden, and Remy.

Remy Dubret (Mr. Bucket-2nd Weekend/Ensemble) is a senior at Ponchatoula High School. He has enjoyed performing for several years. His most recent roles include Kinicke in “Grease”, Chuck in “Footloose”, Joseph in “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat”, Evan in “13 the Musical”, Noah in “Oliver”, and Jem in “To Kill A Mockingbird.” He especially loved sword fighting as Abram in “Romeo and Juliet.” He has performed at Swamplight Theatre, Columbia Theatre, and Ponchatoula High School. Remy has also helped on the technical side of things as well, running lights and assisting with building and painting sets. Remy is an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he serves as an Acolyte and Usher. He is the youngest of four siblings and his parents are Karen and Don Michael Dubret. In his spare time, Remy enjoys learning golf, playing video games, watching movies, and tinkering with motors and electrical things.

Bode McDaniel (Candy Man) is a 17-year-old singer and actor who has been in many plays and musicals at Swamplight Theatre, Ponchatoula High School, and last year made his debut at Columbia Theatre in the original play “Aladdin Create Your Own Arabian Night” as Sultan Pepper. You might have seen him previously as the Rabbi from “13 the Musical”, Judah from “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, Mr., Green in “Clue”, and Willard in “Footloose”, He has also been in “A Christmas Story”, “Matilda the Musical”, “The Curious Savage” and has been in the Swamplight “Teddy Bear Tea” for three years. He is excited to be Candy Man in “Wonka” and would like to thank his friends and family for supporting him in all he does in theatre and music.

Don Michael Dubret (Willy Wonka) is a resident of Loranger. Michael has degrees in Vocal Music Performance (Loyola University-Bachelors) and Communication Science and Disorders (Southeastern Louisiana University-Masters). He works as a Speech Pathologist at North Oaks Medical Center. Michael has performed extensively in Operatic and Musical Theatre productions over the years with Columbia Theatre, Swamplight Theatre, JPAS, and La Petite Theatre. His most recent performances have been as Roger in “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940”, Vince Fontaine in “Grease”, Father Lawrence in “Romeo and Juliet”, Fagan in “Oliver”, Bob Ewell in “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Wilbur in “Hairspray”, Dinky Dau in “Tracers”, and Jim in “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” Michael is married to Karen Dubret and they have four wonderful children: Katelyn, Cole, Arden, and Remy.

Charleigh King (Candy Kid/ Squirrel/Ensemble) is very excited to be a part of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” at Swamplight Theatre. She has worked with Swamplight in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Oliver.” Charleigh also just completed her fourth year in Swamplight's summer camp. She is a part of Livingston Parish's Talented Art and Theatre programs and has also participated in their production of “The Worst Christmas Pageant Ever.” She wants to thank her family for always supporting her passion for theatre.

Kyra Pait (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” at Swamplight Theatre. This is her second musical production with the theatre. Last summer, she was in the ensemble in "Footloose.” Kyra enjoys talented theatre and loves all the friends she makes at Swamplight.

Eric Aymond (Mr. Salt) is a native and lifelong resident of Ponchatoula. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Management and his MBA from Southeastern Louisiana University. He has also worked at the university for the last 17 years, and he currently holds the position of Director of Recreational Sports & Wellness. Eric and his beautiful wife, Melissa, have been married for 14 years and have three amazing children, Rebekah, Cooper, and Rachel. Eric made his theatrical debut as Brom Bones in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and followed it up as Coach Dunbar in “Footloose”, both produced at Swamplight Theatre. Eric enjoys making people laugh and smile, much like his late father. His hobbies include weightlifting and sports, singing with his wife and in his garage band, playing with his children, watching movies, and cooking new recipes. He enjoys quoting movies, songs, and telling Dad jokes!

Sean Autin (Augustus Gloop) is excited to be a part of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” as his first Swamplight Theatre production! He has recently worked with Southeastern Theatre on “Waiting for Lefty” as Agate Keller and with the Columbia Theatre on “Grease” as Roger. Sean is attending Southeastern Louisiana University and majoring in Theatre. He would like to thank his family, friends, and his beloved partner Bree for being so supportive.

Amelia Norman (Oompa Loompa) is thrilled to be on the Swamplight stage for her second show. She is 7 years old and has taken theatre, dance, and choir at Swamplight for the last 4 years. She was a part of the “Footloose” ensemble last summer. Amelia lives in Ponchatoula and is going into 2nd grade at St. Joseph’s. When not at the theatre, Amelia loves playing outside with all the girls in her neighborhood. Amelia’s parents are Michael and Kerrie Norman. She wants to thank her family and friends for their support, especially her big sister, Avery.

Avery Norman (Oompa Loompa, Candy Kid) is delighted to be on the Swamplight stage for her third show. She is 10 years old and has taken theatre, dance, and choir at Swamplight for the last 5 years. Her recent credits include “Oliver” and “Footloose.” Avery lives in Ponchatoula and is going into 5th grade at St. Joseph’s, where she is a member of the school choir. In her free time, Avery enjoys playing outside and swimming with her younger sister, Amelia. Avery’s parents are Michael and Kerrie Norman. She wants to thank her family and friends for supporting her love of performing.

Parker Kinler (Oompa Loompa/Ensemble) is thrilled to be cast in “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” at Swamplight Theatre. She recently performed in her third showcase at Swamplight Theatre. Previously, Parker took ballet, tap, and Jazz dance classes for several years at a local studio, but she has found her home at Swamplight. She is a dedicated bookworm and is often seen with her nose in a book. When she's not performing or reading, Parker can be found playing or snuggling with her puppy, Sweetie Pie Marie Barker Kinler.

Bryson Parent (Oompa Loompa) is very excited to be a part of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” at Swamplight Theatre. This is his first time in the cast of a musical. Bryson is an 11-year-old boy in the 6th grade. He loves playing soccer and entertaining others. He wants to thank his mom and Mawmaw for always being there and believing in him.

J'vone Pope (Candy Kid/Ensemble) is growing his skills as an actor. He has done two shows at Ponchatoula High School in Drama Club, where was Judge Samuel Savage in “The Curious Savage” and Judge Yertle The Turtle in “Seussical.” He has a love for musicals and a passion for acting. He thanks his sister, Quivonne Carrwho, who was a passionate actor in high school, and Swamplight herself. J'vone is a very energetic young man and is happy to be part of his first Swamplight show.

Sydney Michelli (Towns Person/Squirrel/Candy Kid) is a sophomore at Ponchatoula High School. She has participated at the Columbia Theatre in the “Wizard of Oz”, “Alice's Christmas in Wonderland”, “The Nutcracker” radio spot, and “Amityville '74” workshop. The TPSS Talented Theatre program has been an intricate part of her training since the 3rd grade being featured in many of their productions. Sydney also participates in PHS Soccer, Beta Club, 4-H, and Key Club, and is the 2023-2024 KOE Junior Celtic Heritage Festival Queen. Sydney would like to say thank you to her mom and dad for helping her grow in acting and to her family and friends for their support.

Kendel Smith (Grandpa Joe) is one of the founding members of The Kay Butler Performing Arts Project and Swamplight Theatre. He returned from a 30-year tenure in NYC where he worked in healthcare and the performing arts. He is the Artistic Director of Swamplight Theatre. Kendel never just lies in bed, so Grandpa Joe is a complete alien to him, but he does love kids and candy so there is that. He wants to dedicate this performance to his son Odie.

Danalyn LeBlanc (Mrs.Teevee) is excited to be back on the Swamplight Stage. Her most notable roles at Swamplight Theatre are her appearances in Swamplight’s Cabaret productions, Cassie in “Witches of Belle Foret”, Eleanor Dunbar in “Footloose”, as well as Annelle in “Steel Magnolias.” She spent her teen years performing on stage in Ponchatoula High School's theatre program. From there, she gained a background in cosmetology and was a part of a local singing group for three years. She has since devoted her talents to raising her family and instructing workshops at Swamplight Theatre the Home of the Kay Butler Performing Arts Project. She would like to thank her village for supporting and helping with her tiny humans during her time in productions and her husband for always supporting her crazy theatre adventures.

Devin Schwaibold (Mr. Bucket—first weekend) is exhilarated to be in this production of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” at Swamplight Theatre. Although he has not been in a show over the past four years, Devin has participated in several shows at Ponchatoula High School and Swamplight Theatre including “Mary Poppins”, “Grease”, “The Diary of Anne Frank”, and “Hairspray.” Devin recently received his BS in Chemistry from Southeastern Louisiana University and is enrolled at Penn State University to begin graduate school in the fall. In his free time, Schwaibold enjoys reading, playing video games, and working out. Devin would like to thank his parents for always supporting him in his endeavors and hobbies.

Paige Gaudin (Candy Kid/Ensemble) is very excited to be a part of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.” She was in the choir at Courtney Christian School and is currently studying dance at Lemoine Academy of Dance. Paige is currently an 8th grader and is excited to enter her freshman year as it allows her to study theatre more. She enjoys shopping, hanging out with friends, and babysitting. Paige would like to thank her parents and siblings for supporting her.

Ellen Heiman (Towns Person/Squirrel/Ensemble) is ecstatic to be making her debut with Swamplight Theatre. Ellen was a 10-year performing arts student with the Livingston Parish Theatre Group where she performed including the notable role of Frenchy in “Grease”, and she was Annelle in “Steel Magnolias” with Spotlight Theatre Players after she graduated. By day, Ellen is a proud audiologist assistant and American Sign Language student, by night she is a lover of music festivals and true crime documentaries. Ellen would like to give a shoutout to her work family at SLENT, her boyfriend Shane, and her mom and dad, Jenice and Phil.

Gracelynn Landry (Violet Beauregarde) feels truly blessed to be a part of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” at Swamplight Theatre. She has performed in 5 plays with her most recent being “Frozen Jr.” with Spirit of The Stage (Holy Ghost Catholic School). She has also performed at the Columbia Theatre in “Aladdin! Choose Your Own Arabian Night” as Jinn The Genie. Gracelynn hopes to continue her path in theatre at Archbishop Hannan High School by joining the Black Friars. For fun, Gracelynn enjoys reading, seeing plays, and spending time with her family. She wants to thank God for blessing her with not only her talent but also a supportive and encouraging family.

Anna Bertone (Ensemble) is excited to be a part of her first play at Swamplight. She is going to be a freshman at PHS and is looking forward to continuing to participate in the Talented Theatre program there.

Molly Bertone (Oompa Loompa) is thrilled to be rejoining the Swamplight family this summer after being in the cast of “Oliver” two summers ago. She loves the community that is here.

Isaiah Smith (Grandpa George) is excited to be a part of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” at Swamplight Theatre. This is his first production with the theatre, but you may have seen him previously in “The Truth of Winnie Ruth Judd” and “Big Love” at Southeastern Theatre. He wants to dedicate this show to his supporters.

Emerson LaFont (Oompa Loompa) is making her Swamplight Theatre debut in “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.” Emerson loves art, theatre, and her dog, Leia. Her favorite thing about Swamplight Theatre is how welcoming everyone has been. She is excited about this play and her upcoming year of classes!

Mackenzie Cochran (Ensemble) is thrilled to join the cast of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” at Swamplight Theatre! She recently worked backstage for “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” at Swamplight and had an absolute blast. At 13, Mackenzie is heading into 8th grade at Maddy Lane Academy. She loves singing, dancing, acting, and playing the piano when she is not on stage. Mackenzie is also an awesome big sister and enjoys every moment spent with her younger sisters.

Lauren Robert (Ensemble) is excited to participate in her first performance at Swamplight Theatre. She has done the role of Flounder in “The Little Mermaid Jr.” She is a Challenge II student with Classical Conversations at the 10th-grade level and loves all things creative--from music to visual arts. She's a dedicated Swiftie and a talented piano player.

Stevie Caramonta (Oompa Loompa) loves acting and is excited to be a part of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.” She recently worked with The Lab School for “Newsies” as a Newsie and as Dorothy. Stevie is in her second year in talented theatre. For fun, Stevie dances and plays with her pet rat and dogs.

Rae Quinn Duke (Oompa Loompa) is thrilled to be part of this production at Swamplight Theatre. She is excited to be a 3rd grader this upcoming school year at Southeastern Lab School. Rae participated in Talented Art, Music, and Theatre while in second grade. Her artwork was recognized in The Strawberry Festival Art Contest this school year. She was part of the school play during Kindergarten; she was a villager in their production of “Beauty and the Beast.” She loves dancing, singing, and playing piano. Rae dances at Main Street and goes to gymnastics at Cypress Pointe Gymnastics. When she is not in school, Rae enjoys riding her bike, swimming, painting, playing with her friends, and hanging out with her family.

Brock Wiggins (Phineous Trout) is thrilled to be back on stage at Swamplight Theatre in “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka”. He previously held roles at Swamplight in “Matilda: The Musical” and “You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” When Brock is not acting, you will find him playing Euphonium in the Marching Band and trombone in the Jazz Band at Ponchatoula High School. In his spare time, Brock likes to write music and takes voice and piano at Swamplight Theatre. Brock would like to thank his family for always supporting him and his love for music and the arts.

Macilyn Rohner (Oompa Loompa) is extremely excited to be part of the amazing “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” at Swamplight Theatre. She's been attending Swamplight for 2 years, with her most recent show being “Frozen in the Big Easy” as Little Charlotte. In her spare time, she loves to sing and dance with her friends. She wants to thank her best friend Emmi, who's supported her in her journey and wants to thank everyone for a chance to be a part of this.

Cambre Commander (Oompa Loompa), age 8, is thrilled to join in this production. A budding actress with a passion for the stage, Cambre recently showcased her talents in “Newsies Junior” at SLU Lab School as part of the ensemble. She continues to hone her acting skills at Swamplight Theatre, where she embraces every opportunity to learn and grow. Cambre is excited to bring the magical world of “Willy Wonka” to life and hopes you enjoy the sweetness and surprises of the show! She’d like to thank her family for all of their love and support!

Ava Johnson (Oompa Loompa/Ensemble) is so excited to be taking part in her very first musical at Swamplight Theatre. She attends the after-school program at Swamplight and has participated in the summer camps. She will be entering the fourth grade at Mandeville Middle School and enjoys playing volleyball with friends.

Michael Thompson (James/Candy Kid/Ensemble) is very excited to be a part of the cast in this, his first musical with Swamplight Theatre. Michael was recently in “Frozen Jr.” with Spirit of the Stage where he was Oaken, King Agnar, and ensemble. He has been doing drama for 3 years mainly at Holy Ghost Catholic School, Spirit of the Stage.

Laelle Hughes (Ensemble) is very excited to be a part of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” at Swamplight Theatre. She recently performed in “Seussical the Musical” as Jojo with PHS drama. She also played young Elsa in the 2023 “Frozen In the Big Easy” Tea at Swamplight Theatre. Laelle began taking theatre at Swamplight and has been singing since 4th grade. Laelle would like to shout out to Alex Greenhouse and Brianna Lee for helping her break out of her shell. She will be a sophomore at PHS next year and enjoys powerlifting, volleyball, and theatre (of course)!

Tianna Miller (Matilda/Candy Kid/Ensemble) is very excited to be a part of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” at Swamplight Theatre. Her recent credits include an orphan and pickpocket in Swamplight's “Oliver! The Musical.” She will be a 9th grader at Ponchatoula High School during the upcoming school year and is excited about lyrical dance and ballet at LA Dance Academy. She is the daughter of Walter and Danielle Miller. Tianna would like to thank Mrs. Wendy, Barbie, and Kendel for their wonderful theatre experiences and support.

Ennis Barnes (Oompa Loompa/Candy Kid) is very excited to be a part of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” at Swamplight Theatre. He was recently seen in Southeastern Lab School’s “Newsies Jr.” as Albert. Ennis studies music at the Community Music School at SLU. For fun, Ennis enjoys making music online and playing with his dogs. He thanks his Mother and Father for supporting him.

Delta Barnes (Oompa Loompa/Ensemble) is very excited to be a part of this show at Swamplight Theatre. She was recently in “Newsies Jr.” at the SLU Lab School and was seen at Little Tiana in Swamplight’s “Frozen in the Big Easy.” Delta is involved in the Tangipahoa Parish School System’s talented theatre program and music at the Southeastern Community Music School. For fun, Delta enjoys dancing and playing soccer. She'd like to thank her Mom and her Dad for supporting her.

Addyson Glorioso (Candy Kid/Oompa Loompa) is very excited to be in her first show with Swamplight Theatre. Most recently she was Baby Bear in “Shrek the Musical Jr.” with Livingston Parish Talented Theatre and Asiago in “Aladdin: Choose Your Own Arabian Night” at the Columbia Theatre. She is in 3rd grade at Grays Creek Elementary in Denham Springs and is finishing her 6th year of dance at A Touch of Class in Ponchatoula. She wants to thank Mr. Jim Winter and Mrs. Lauren Bravata for encouraging and inspiring her to pursue acting and also her family for always supporting her. For fun, she likes to read adventure books, travel to Disney or the Smokey Mountains, and spend time with family & friends.

Vivian Vogt (Oompa Loompa) is excited to be in “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” at Swamplight Theatre as she has always wanted to be in a musical. She recently worked on a music video with her best friend and a commercial for King's Hawaiian Rolls. As a rising 4th grader at Hammond Westside, Vivian is currently enrolled in talented theatre through TPSS and has several years of dance and acrobatics experience. She loves riding horses, and biking, and has been a Cub Scout since kindergarten. Vivian would like to thank her mom and dog Scooby-Doo for always being there when needed.

Alicia Barnes (Grandma Georgina) is thrilled to be in “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” at Swamplight Theatre. As a beginning adult ballet student, she has recently danced in Fellom Ballet Legacy’s “Aladdin”, “Nutcracker”, and “Cinderella.” 20+ years ago, her stage experience included “A Sort of Beowulf” at Mississippi State University, and under the direction of Ms. Sandra Camphor at Ocean Springs High School she appeared in “This is a Test”, “Everything I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”, and “Our Town.” She thanks her husband Daniel for his support.

Mikah Barr (Mrs. Bucket—first weekend) is enthusiastic about being back on the Swamplight stage after being Wendy in "Footloose” last summer and has a passion for performing. As a recent graduate of Ponchatoula High School, Mikah is honored for the opportunity to delight audiences once more before venturing off to college. She is deeply thankful for the support of her significant other, Eli Kinchen, and her beloved friends and family who have been her guiding lights throughout her journey.

Kayln Vallot Haughn (Mrs. Bucket 2nd weekend) is happy to be back on the Swamplight stage and sharing it with her oldest daughter Emilia while doing double duty as the choreographer for the show. She is the daughter of Barbie Vallot and Frank Vallot and the granddaughter of the late Kay Butler and Dr. Bob Butler (who still sees every show from the first row). Kayln is a graduate of Loyola and has been on the stage here at Swamplight many times; you may remember her in our fall production of "The Witches of Belle Foret," or as Tracey in "Hairspray." She was also seen in "Grease", "The Spitfire Grill", and Swamplight's first show "The Discount Club." Kayln directed "Smoke On the Mountain" here, as well as directed at Ponchatoula High. She and her husband Keels are the proud parents of three children --Kaiden, Emilia, and Wrenly.

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