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Meet the cast of DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER & A FLY

Small bugs, big roles.

Marla Acevedo
(Butterfly / Ensemble)
Marla is ecstatic to join DCT’s national touring cast! She previously appeared in DCT’s mainstage production of Jungalbook. Marla graduated from UT Arlington where she studied musical theater. She is also an alumna from Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City. Marla enjoys working with Funimation where she has served as a voice actor for such shows as Aria the Scarlet Ammo (Nonoka) and A Centaur’s Life (Shino). Other TV credits include Queen of the South (Maya). She would like to thank God and her family and friends for their unconditional love and support. Instagram @marla_acevedo

Parker Fitzgerald
(Ant / Ensemble)
Parker is thrilled to be on his fifth national tour, and his first with Dallas Children’s Theater’s touring company. Other DCT credits include Seussical™, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Jungalbook. On tour, he appeared for two seasons in both Casa Mañana’s Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells Batman Smells and Wishing Star Production’s Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. He has been an active member of the D-FW theater community for over a decade and has been seen on stage at Casa Mañana, Lyric Stage, Theatre Three, and various others. He is grateful for the road, the theater, and all those who cherish the arts.

Isaiah Harris
(Worm / Dance Captain)
Isaiah Christopher-Lord Harris is thrilled to be making his debut with DCT. Past credits include Priscilla Queen Of The Desert and Aida at Uptown Players; Madagascar at NTPA; Grease at The Firehouse Theatre; Damn Yankees at RCT; Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration at Walt Disney World; Chicago at MainStage Irving-Las Colinas; and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, First Date, and The Drowsy Chaperone at Collin College. Isaiah would like to thank the production staff for this wonderful opportunity, his family & friends for their immense amount of love & support, and God for his unconditional love.

Kristin Küns
(Fly)
Kristin is thrilled to “fly” with DCT’s national touring cast! She is a graduate of Oklahoma City University where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. Her regional theater credits include Junie B. Jones the Musical (Junie B.) at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma; Hairspray (Penny) at Pollard Theatre Company; and Private Lives (Louise) at Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park. Other credits include It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Rose Bailey/Zuzu/Others), Talking Pictures (Katie Bell Jackson), Killer Joe (Dottie Smith), and The Trojan Women (Chorus) at OCU; and Bad Shakespeare (Richard III/Leontes/Iago) at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Much love to friends and family! kristinkuns[dot]com; @kristin_kuns

Cosette Montemayor
(Mrs. McBee / Ensemble)
This is Cosette’s debut with DCT as well as her first national tour – and she is BUZZING with excitement. A theater student at Collin College, she recently performed on Good Morning Texas. Past credits include The Addams Family (Wednesday) at C.O.R.P Theatre/Garland Civic Theatre; Grease (Rizzo) at Dallas Summer Musicals Academy; and Legally Blonde (Elle) at Rockwall Community Playhouse. Cosette thanks her friends and family for their endless support. Follow the journey @cosettemontemayor

Ethan Rodriguez-Mullins
(Spider)
Ethan Rodriguez-Mullins is beyond ecstatic to be performing with DCT’s National Tour! Past credits include Sweeney Todd (Featured Ensemble) at L.I.P. Service; The Yellow Boat (Benjamin) at Resolute Theatre Project; Grease (Doody) and Gypsy (Yonkers) at The Firehouse Theatre; Hello, Dolly! (Barnaby Tucker) at Garland Summer Musicals; The Addams Family (Lucas Beineke) and Annie Get Your Gun (Tommy Keeler) at C.O.R.P. Theatre; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chip Tolentino) and First Date (The Waiter) at Collin College Theatre. Mr. Mullins is an accomplished musician and has served as musical director, orchestrator, arranger, pianist/guitarist & composer for numerous productions in the D-FW area. He would like to thank his family & friends for their support. Instagram: @i_am_e_mu


DCT’s NATIONAL TOURING PRODUCTION
DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER & A FLY
Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
Based on the three books by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Harry Bliss

© 2011 Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss. By special arrangement with Pippin Properties, Inc. and Gurman Agency LLC.

June 14 – July 7
Ages 3 and up

The coolest ever rock-n-roll romp through a bug’s world commands center stage in this hip-hoppin’ musical that promotes eco-consciousness, earth science, and tolerance of others. The popular characters from the bestselling books are not so unusual: Worm eats his homework and has no legs. Fly has 327 siblings and wants to be a superhero. And Spider can’t wait to grow up and molt. When Fly’s Aunt Rita needs help getting out of a tight spot, the squad must combine their talents and work as a team on the rescue mission of a lifetime. While there’s no pop quiz, you might just learn that a bug’s life isn’t that different from your own.


DCT’s national touring sponsor is Neiman Marcus.

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