Founded in November 2014, Flashback Theater Co. (FbTC) is quickly becoming known for its high quality programming and commitment to developing the region’s performing arts talent. To date, the company has produced sixteen mainstage productions along with a variety of workshops, readings, and masterclasses. Flashback Theater Co. operates in Pulaski county but also attracts audience members and artists from the following counties: Wayne, McCreary, Russell, Rockcastle, Casey, and Adair. (*Denotes Professional Ensemble Member)

Production History
The cast of As You Like It, FbTC 2023. The characters are dressed in cowboy attire.

As You Like It
by William Shakespeare
Adapted by Steve Cleberg

July 2023
Directed by Amber Frangos
Cast Members: Bailey Patterson (Rosalind), Briann Hermann (Touchstone), Martha Pratt (Jaques & LeBeau), Kyle Bell (Aimens & Oliver), Rylee Moore (Celia), Dr. David Eads (Duke Frederick & The Vicar), Michele Hinton (Charles & Dennis/DeBoys), Alexia VanNoy (Audrey & Old Adam), Tyler Fish (Orlando), Caitlyn Williams (The Duke & Silvius), Jazzlyn Therkheld (Phebe & Corin) Maddie Braxley (Junior Cast Celia), Taylor Cowles (Junior Cast Phebe), Jaycee Daulton (Junior Cast Rosalind), Crowe Drake (Junior Cast Touchstone), Shelby Holmes (Junior Cast Duke Frederic & Silvius), Aryanna Lamoree (Junior Cast Oliver & Jaques), Noah Tomlinson (Junior Cast Orlando), Ciera Thomas (Junior Cast Audrey), Caitlyn Williams (Junior Cast Duke Senior & LeBeau)

Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: A Musical Thriller
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an Adaptation by Christopher Bond

May 2023
Directed by Billy Christopher Maupin and Julia Chereson
Cast Members: Johnna Atkinson-Bigelow (Beggar Woman), Skyler Cox (Adolfo Pirelli), Jenny Denney (Johanna), Jillian Griffin (Tobias Ragg & Birdseller), Theresa Jean Kibby* (Mrs. Lovett), John Neikirk (Judge Turpin), Scott Sexton (Sweeney Todd), Michael Taylor (Anthony), Kaeden Worley (The Beadle & Jonas Fogg)

The Book of Will
By Lauren Gunderson

February 2023
Directed by Sommer Schoch
Cast Members: Keifer Adkins* (Henry Condell), Thomas Alvey* (Ben Jonson &  Others), Johnna Atkinson-Bigelow (Rebecca Heminges & Emilia Basanio-Lanier), Steve Cleberg (Richard Burbage & Others), Tyler Fish (Isaac Jaggard & Others), Amber Frangos* (Anne Hathaway-Shakespeare), Seth Hart (John Heminges), Shelby Holmes (Ralph Crane & Others), Isaac Martin (Marcus & Others), Rylee Moore (Susannah Shakespeare & Fruit Seller), Martha Pratt (William Jaggard), Laura Torres (Elizabeth Condell), Tiffany Warren (Alice Heminges)

Miracle on 34th Street
Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture Miracle on 34th Street.

December 2022
Directed by Jade Ellis
Cast Members: Keifer Adkins* (Fred Gayley), Isaac Denney (Ensemble), David Eads (Ensemble), Tyler Fish (Sawyer), Jillian Griffin (Ensemble), Chris Harris (Kris Kringle), Shelby Holmes (Elf), Greg Moore (Ensemble), Martha Pratt (Doris), Scott Sexton (Dr. Pierce), Izzy Todd (Susan), Noah Tomlinson (Ensemble), Laura Torres (Ensemble), Alexia Van Noy (Shellhammer/Finley), Joe Weigel (Mr. Macy)

Every Brilliant Thing
By Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe

October 2022
Directed by Sommer Schoch
Cast Members: Julia Chereson (Narrator)

The American Parade
By Steve Cleberg

July 2022
Directed by Sommer Schoch
Cast Members: Keifer Adkins* (Tony Acosta), Maddie Baxley (Junior cast Barbara), Taylor Blevins (Junior Cast Dottie Porter/ Alice Waverly) Tyler Fish (Phillip C. Browne), Brian Herrmann (Allen Chester), Shelby Holmes (Junior Cast Phillip C. Browne), Rylee Moore (Junior Cast Lillian O’Shea), Ian Muse (Junior Cast Allen Chester), Bailey Patterson (Celine Waverly), Stephanie Phillippi (Barbara), Martha Pratt (Dottie Porter/Alice Waverly), Gunner Richardson (Junior Cast Tony Acosta) Alexia Van Noy (Effie Shannon), Tiffany Warren (Lillian O’Shea), Steven Wilhelm (Sammy Hall), and Emma Wilson (Junior Cast Celine Waverly)

Mary: Her Story
Book, Music, & Lyrics by Amber Frangos, Music & Lyrics by Maria McNeil Phelps

May 2022
Directed by Amber Frangos, Music Direction by Amanda Balltrip
Cast Members: Keifer Adkins* (Vendor & Ensemble), Thomas Alvey* (Joseph & Ensemble), Johnna Atkinson-Bigelow (Anne), Jenny Denney (Clopas & Ensemble), Renate Dopp* (Mary), Theresa Jean Kibby* (Elizabeth & Ensemble), Isabela Moreno (Young Mary), Ian Muse (Young Jesus), Cheyenne Phillips (Ensemble), Martha Pratt (Magdalene & Ensemble), Scott Sexton (Joachim & Ensemble), Mason Tomlinson (Rufus & Ensemble),  Alexia Van Nou (Young Mary Understudy), Steven Wilhelm (Jesus), Emma Wilson (Dinah & Ensemble), Wynter Wilson (Ensemble)

The Mousetrap
by Agatha Christie

February 2022
Directed by Jade Ellis
Cast Members: Keifer Adkins* (Understudy), Thomas Alvey* (Det. Sgt. Trotter), Johnna Atkinson-Bigelow (Miss Casewell), Seth Hart (Giles), Theresa Jean Kibby* (Mollie), Billy Christopher Maupin (Mr. Paravicini), Martha Pratt (Wren), Scott Sexton (Major Metcalf), Sharon Whitehead (Mrs. Boyle)

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton and James FitzGerald

with original music by Will Knapp

December 2021
Directed by Bradley Gilmore
Cast Members: Thomas Alvey* (Thomas), Billy Christopher Maupin (Billy Christopher), and Martha Pratt (Martha)

ALL TOGETHER NOW!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre
By Music Theatre International

November 2021
Directed by Billy Christopher Maupin Co-production with The Center for Rural Development
Cast Members: (Adult Ensemble) Thomas Alvey*, Amanda Balltrip, Julie Chereson, Theresa Jean Kibby*, Steven Marjerison, Isabella Martin, Billy Christopher Maupin, Isabela Moreno, Martha Pratt, Scott Sexton (Youth Ensemble) Madelyn Braun, Clarke Dodson, Haley Duncan, Halleigh Durham, Jaylee Joseph, Ethan Messer, Karmai Misinay, Jovannah Neal, Saran Unthank

The Lady’s Not For Burning
by Christopher Fry

July 2021
Directed by Amber Frangos
Cast Members: Keifer Adkins* (Thomas), Alex George (Jennet), Eli Parker (Richard), Bailey Patterson (Alizon), Steve Cleberg (Tyson/Skipps), Martha Pratt (Margaret), Chris Dickens (Nicholas), Trey Bray (Humphrey), Tiffany Warren (Tappercoom), Izz Allison (Chaplain), Amelia Hall (Humphrey Understudy), Lexie Woodroof (Jennet Cover)

Harriette Simpson Arnow’s The Dollmaker
adapted by Betty Peterson

June 2021
Directed by Sommer Schoch
Cast Members: Martha Pratt (Gertie), BrynLee Dugger (Cassie), Keifer Adkins* (Clovis), McKenzie Clay (Clytie), Ian Muse (Reuben), Wanda Fries (Lena), Scott Sexton (Victor), Tiffany Warren (Max), Alex George (Sophronie), Emily Miller (Wheateye), Amber Frangos (Grandma & Mrs.Whittle)

Hazard County
by Allison Moore

July 2020
Directed by Sommer Schoch & Bradley Gilmore
Cast Members: Alex George (Ruth), Thomas Alvey (Blake), Martha Pratt (Camille), Keifer Adkins* (Quinn & Others), Lyndsey Pennington (Quintin & Others), Amanda Balltrip (Camille Cover)

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
by Tom Stoppard

February 2020
Directed by Jade Doris Ellis
Cast Members: Keifer Adkins* (Rosencrantz), Steve Cleberg (Guildenstern), Sommer Schoch (Player), Theresa Jean Kibby (Albert), Thomas Alvey (Hamlet), Martha Pratt (Claudius), Tyler Harting (Polonius), Carolyn Rogers (Gertrude), Bailey Patterson (Ophelia)

American Hero
by Bess Wohl

August 2019
Directed by Sommer Schoch
Cast Members: Bailey Patterson (Sheri), Krissy Brant (Jamie), Keifer Adkins* (Ted), Thomas Alvey (Bob), Brian Covert (Customer, Gregory), Tiffany Warren (Sandwich)

Pirates of Penzance
by Gilbert & Sullivan

June 2019
Directed by Sommer Schoch
Music Direction by Theresa Jean Kibby
Cast Members: Alex George (Frederic), Amanda Balltrip (Mabel), Greg Moore (Major General Stanley), Bradley Gilmore (Pirate King) , Chris Harris (Sergeant of Police), Amber Frangos (Ruth) , Mandy Hieatt (Samuel & Others), Martha Pratt (Kate & Others), Bailey Patterson (Ensemble), Bella Allison (Ensemble), Rick Winstead (Ensemble), Lexie Woodroof (Ensemble/Mabel cover)

Boats Against The Current (World Premiere)
by William H. McCann, Jr.

February-March 2019
Directed by Sommer Schoch
Cast Members: John Neikirk (Harrison), Mandy Hieatt (Daisy), Keifer Adkins (J.R.), Amber Frangos (Eleanor), Steffanie Tucker (Marie), Carol Rogers (Dr.Walton and other)

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon

December 2018
Directed by Jade Ellis
Cast Members: Alex George (Mary), Brian Covert (Arthur), Amber Frangos (Lizzy), Brian Simmons (Darcy), Krissy Brant (Jane), Bradley Gilmore (Bingley), Bailey Patterson (Lydia), Martha Pratt (Anne)

Rosies: The Women Who Riveted The Nation (World Premiere)
by Amber Frangos

May 2018
Directed by Sommer Schoch
Cast Members: Krissy Brant (Rose), Alex George (Margie), Theresa Jean Kibby (Kay), Maxine Baughman (Doris), Carol Rogers (Minnie), Livia Keith (Janet), Christopher George (Mr. Thomas), Zaq Butler (Mr. Thomas), Lexie Woodroof (Junior Cast Member), Bailey Patterson (Junior Cast Member), Evelyn Deaton (Junior Cast Member), Bella Allison (Junior Cast Member), Wynter Wilson (Junior Cast Member), Emma Bane (Junior Cast Member)

Little Shop of Horrors
Book by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken

March 2018
Directed by Ron Kidd
Music Direction by Amanda Balltrip
Cast Members: Joey Nortman (Seymour), Lyndsey Jayne Pennington (Audrey), Renate Dopp (Voice of Audrey ll), Brian Covert (Mushnik), Kyle Kadel (Dr. Orin Scrivello, D.D.S. & Others), Alex George (Crystal), Emily Galloway (Ronette), Theresa Jean Kibby (Chiffon)

Around the World in 80 Days
by Mark Brown

February/March 2017
Directed by Sommer Schoch
Cast Members: Brandie Davis (Phileas Fogg), Chris Harris (Det. Fix), Alex George (Passepartout), Merlin Napier (Aouda), Maxine Baughman (Sir Francis and Others)

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)

by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald

December 2016
Directed by Sommer Schoch
Cast Members: Jade Ellis (Jade), Sarah Wood (Sarah), Bailey Patterson (Bailey), Alex George (Junior Cast Member), Noble Cunningham (Junior Cast Member)

A Nightmare on Backstreet: A Boy Band Musical Parody

by Ricky W. Glore

October 2016
Directed by Sommer Schoch
Cast Members: Amanda Balltrip (Stacey), Renate Dopp (Teddy), Sarah Wood (Tee), Ethan Penn (Bod), Gregory Blair (Depp), Amber Frangos (Drunk Mother), Alex George (Ensemble), Megan Barnhart (Ensemble)

The importance of Being Earnest cast, 2016





The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Feburary/March 2016
Directed by Sommer Schoch
Cast Members: Chris Dickens (Jack), Chris Harris (Algernon), Amanda Balltrip (Gwendolyn), Amber Frangos (Lady Bracknell), Sarah Wood (Cecily), John Neikirk (Dr. Chasuble/Lane), John Dennison (Merriman)

Circle Mirror 2015





Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker

October 2015
Directed by Sommer Schoch
Cast Members: Amber Frangos (Marty), Gregory Blair (James), James Rose (Schultz), Haylea Barker (Theresa), and Alexa Zajkowski (Lauren)

And the Tide cast and crew





And the Tide Shall Cover the Earth by Norma Cole

August 2015
Directed by Sommer Schoch
Cast Members: Alex George (Geneva), Amber Frangos (Granny), Amanda Balltrip (Mattie), BG Burnette (Dade), Jeremy Cloyd (Understudy for Dade), William Muse (Kendall), Maddie Dudley (Alice), and Amelia Burnette (Betty Lou)

Last Train to Nibroc cast





Last Train to Nibroc by Arlene Hutton

February 2015, revived October 2015
Directed by Sommer Schoch
Cast Members: Jeremy Cloyd (Raleigh) and Brenna Murray (May)