TTC Diva Dads

TTC Diva Dads

In 2019, three guys met for the first time on stage at The Theatre Company’s production of My Fair Lady. They played the roles of the three dads in TTC’s production of Mamma Mia! Now they are great friends with a love for theatre. Teaming up with their beloved director, they created a webseries for local theatre buffs.

TTCDivaDads S2 Ep 13: William Shirley - Live Stream
Mar 22 2021
TTCDivaDads S2 Ep 13: William Shirley - Live Stream
William Shirley, 10 out of 10 on the Armineh Davis Kindness Scale, left us a year ago in a pandemic to pursue his dreams in the very cold state of Michigan. Having been entirely isolated in his apartment for the year, William could not wait to catch up with his TTC family.This stuff also happens: Some of the TTC Teens made their #TTCDivaDads return to breakdown Spacegirl the Musical, coming soon. Rodney and Dana recorded TOGETHER, which meant Dana was lucky enough to try Rod’s newest cocktail…. Or was he? Cynthia performer her now iconic Mike Kilgore impression, and we all learned the importance of always saving the last one for Andy. DRINK RECIPE: To a cocktail shaker, add:2 oz white rum0.5 oz gunpowder green tea simple syrup*0.4 oz fresh lime juice0.4 oz fresh lemon juice4 drops black lemon bitters or daiquiri bitters4 drops sea salt saline solutionShake with ice. You want quite a bit of dilution from your ice, so either shake with wet ice or with some crushed ice in with your larger ice. You could also add 1/3 oz of ice-cold water to your shaker if you do not have wet ice or crushed ice available, or if you simply want more dilution to your daiquiri. Double-strain into a chilled glass. You want to double-strain in order to avoid getting small ice chips in your drink.Support TTC by going to ibelieveinTTC.comLINKS:    is originally from Austin, Texas. He first found TTC in 2017 when he auditioned for BIG RIVER. Over the next three years, he participated in three other shows: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SHE LOVES ME, and ROCK OF AGES. He was also the assistant stage manager for the 2019 production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW.William received his bachelor's degree in Forensic and Investigative Science at Texas A&M University last May, and he moved to East Lansing, Michigan in August. He is currently working on a dual degree program at Michigan State University, pursuing a masters degree in Forensic Chemistry and a PhD in Chemistry. TTC provided a constant home and friendship for William while living in BCS, and he is very thankful for the theatre and all his friends there!
TTCDivaDads S2 Ep 11: Hannah Shihdanian - Live Stream
Jan 28 2021
TTCDivaDads S2 Ep 11: Hannah Shihdanian - Live Stream
We had a fantastic show with Hanna Shihdanian!  We learned about many theatre experiences which she has made an impact on TTC since her arrival in 2018.  Originally from Boston, Hannah moved to BCS in June, 2018, just in time to see Rock of Ages with TTC! Immediately wanting to get involved, Hannah applied to choreograph Joseph and the Amazing..., and appeared on stage as Reno Sweeney in TTC's Anything Goes. She also performed in the trio in Little Shop of Horrors in 2020. Hannah is an Equity Member Candidate and has performed professionally with the American Repertory Theater (directed by Diane Paulus), Greater Boston Stage Company, ToUch Performance Art, Hackmatack Playhouse, Reagle Music Theatre, and others. She was the Resident Choreographer for two non-profit children's theatres in the Boston Area, and has choreographed for colleges, community theatres, and schools since 2010. In the fall of 2019, she traveled back to Boston to perform in a professional production of 42nd Street.Hannah is a certified fitness professional and launched her own virtual dance/fitness company, HDC, in April of 2020. HDC is a diverse community of teaching artists from around the country with the mission of empowering women, POC, the BLM, and the LGBTQ+ Community.As a Mom of 3, she believes that there is no limit to what women can achieve.Support TTC by going to ibelieveinTTC.comFor A Theatre Company Carol, be sure you’re subscribed to TTC’s Youtube channel,  Rodney's Cocktail: The Harvard2 oz Asbach Uralt Brandy1 oz Sweet Vermouth3 dashes of Angostura bittersMaraschino cherryStir ingredients in an ice-filled glass then strain into a coup glass garnish with a Maraschino CherryLINKS:
TTCDivaDads S2 Ep 9: Paul Early - Live Stream
Jan 13 2021
TTCDivaDads S2 Ep 9: Paul Early - Live Stream
Support TTC by going to ibelieveinTTC.comFor A Theatre Company Carol, be sure you’re subscribed to TTC’s Youtube channel,  Dobson and Diva Dads had a great time chatting with Paul Early, a Rice University graduate who grew up in Oregon who found his way to Texas. He has participated in over 50 productions from local community theatres, high school, college as well as professional. He is currently a board member at TTC and has helped with the Kids Camps for the last 4 years.  Besides theatre, Paul has taught partner dance classes at The Dance Barre and also rides his bicycle very long distances. Currently, he is finishing up his high school teaching certificate so he can continue to do what he loves.We chatted about Paul’s TTC career, and he helped the Diva Dads find another moment to add to their drinking game. He also thrilled us with a story about basket weaving, and we determined that the going rate for requests for podcast edits is $700 to Dobson.This stuff also happens: Kate cried about Ratatouille, Roger broke down The Addams family, a conversation about cars went on for too long, and Jennifer Reiley ignited a spirited conversation about space food.  DRINK RECIPE: GIN BRAMBLEAdd these 3 ingredients to an ice-filled shaker and shake to combine2 oz. - Gin1 oz. - Lemon Juice½ oz. - Simple SyrupStrain into a low ball glass over crushed ice½ oz. - Creme de Cassis (or Chambord)Float on topGarnish with berries and/or lemon wheelLINKS:    rel="nofollow">
TTCDivaDads S2 Ep 2: Kelsie Kullman (REDUX) - Live Stream
Oct 20 2020
TTCDivaDads S2 Ep 2: Kelsie Kullman (REDUX) - Live Stream
Kelsie Kullman is a long time veteran at The Theatre Company, having been in over 18 productions (and 2 more to come). She was first cast in the 2005 production of The Music Man, starring the brilliant Mark Bendiksen. After that she was hooked and did several more productions throughout high school. She took a break to go off to college at The University of North Texas, where she received a B.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in performance. Her studies at UNT included Realism, Musical Theatre, Voice, Movement, Clowning, Playwriting, and Directing, just to name a few. She was also blessed to have been in five productions during her time there, including one of her most cherished roles, Rona Lisa Peretti in THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. She moved back to College Station in 2015 and picked right back up at TTC, auditioning for PETER PAN about two weeks after she moved back. Some of Kelsie’s favorite TTC roles include: Yente (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF), Justice Charlier (ROCK OF AGES), Mrs. Peachum (THE THREEPENNY OPERA), Sour Kangaroo (SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL), and Narrator (JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT). Kelsie has a passion for not only theatre and singing, but comedy, writing, art, social justice, movies, and petting dogs. In 2010 she wrote a short film, The Guardian, which was then produced and filmed in Houston by Crosswind Productions and has won several international awards. In 2014 she was picked to produce two of her short plays for local DFW actors and directors. Also in 2014, she wrote, cast, and directed her own short play series called The Talking Walls of Room 14. She is a devoted friend, a loving sister, and a caring (yet a handful) daughter. In 2021 she (hopes) to move out of state to pursue her love of theatre, singing, writing, and voiceover work. Enjoy the show :)
TTCDivaDads S2 Ep 1: Riley McMahon - Live Stream
Oct 13 2020
TTCDivaDads S2 Ep 1: Riley McMahon - Live Stream
Riley grew up in Castle Rock, CO and has always had a love for the arts and music. Putting on Britney Spears concerts in her living was a favorite past time for her. In elementary school, after seeing the local high school’s production of Beauty and the Beast, her passion for musical theatre was born. She went on to be cast in Annie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Once Upon a Mattress, Aida, and Once on this Island throughout high school. After starting at Texas A&M, Riley took a break to focus on her studies. During her sophomore year, the lovely Melanee Kate Thomas told her that the local theatre company was having auditions for Beauty and the Beast, and Riley knew she had to go. What she wasn’t expecting though was to be introduced to the group of people who would help spark her passion for performing once again, and become a group that she holds close to her heart. After that, she knew she had found a home, and strived to be as involved as possible.Since discovering her TTC family, Riley’s roles have included a very dashing napkin (Beauty and the Beast), a charming flower seller (My Fair Lady), a phantom with an addiction to blow pop suckers (Rocky Horror Show), a business woman by day/dental assistant by night (Little Shop of Horrors), and the closest to her heart, Sophie (a girl with some serious father figure issues) in Mamma Mia! She was also the makeup/hair designer for TTC’s magical performance of Frozen Jr, and misses her little snowflakes and hidden folk! Riley has since graduated from Texas A&M with her Bachelors of Science in Race, Gender, and Ethnicity studies and is currently working full time in IT. She misses the theatre dearly, and is excited for the chance to hang out with the marvelous Adrienne and pester her 3 favorite musical fathers!