The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Cast

Brooke Couvillon (Olive Ostrovsky)
Brooke Couvillon is a recent graduate from LSU, receiving a degree in Journalism and another in Theatre. Some of her previous roles include Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde, Nickie in Sweet Charity, Jenny in The Theory of Relativity, and Sherazade in Twisted. While at LSU, she played saxophone in the Golden Band from Tigerland marching band. Brooke hopes you enjoy this very special show!
Cory Murray (William Morris Barfée)
Cory Murray likes to type on keyboards and listen to progressive rock while deeply contemplating what exactly led him to this situation you're about to witness. When he's not IT consulting or panicking over some musical commitment he made somewhere around town, he can be found pacing inside of his home mumbling to himself about whatever his brain decided to fixate on that morning when he was reading the news. He was also Music Director for The Looking Glass Theatre Company’s recent production of 9 to 5, but you will not recognize him today due to his shockingly hairless face.
NeeKee Hall (Logainne "Schwarzy" SchwartzandGrubenierre)
NeeKee Hall is so excited to first her first show with The Looking Glass! By day she is an educator, and by night you'll find her singing and playing with Bandemic!, your favorite variety band. She has directed, music, directed, or performed in nearly 40 productions. Her favorite roles include Calliope in Abbey Player’s production of Xanadu, and Esmeralda is CCT’s production of the Hunchback of Notre Dame. When not on the stage, behind the keyboard, or in the director's chair, NeeKee enjoys reading, traveling, and creating music with her favorite musician Kaedron Hall!
Megan Tran (Marcy Park)
Megan Tran is a jewelry designer at Stuller, Inc. She has dabbled in various careers, including ballet, showgirl costume design, and producing and performing in nationwide cabaret shows. Megan enjoys emceeing and making audiences laugh with her terrible jokes. She won a Rosie award for Best Choreographer for her work on "The Rocky Horror Show" and "Chicago" in 2019. In 2022, she produced and co-directed "Catharsis," a show and gallery exhibit featuring original works by local performers that provided a space for emotional exploration. Megan is excited to be playing Marcy and to bringing art and humor into the world.
Gabe Hebert (Leaf Coneybear)
Gabe Hebert has been performing locally in the Acadiana area for the past decade. Some of his favorite roles include Ali Hakim in Oklahoma!, General Schmitz in Seussical, and Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Most recently, Gabe reprised his first role ever as Mr. Green in Clue: The Musical. Spelling Bee is Gabe’s favorite musical of all time, so he hopes you love the show just as much as he does!
Ryan Kolb (Charlito "Chip" Tolentino)
Ryan Kolb is a senior at the university of Louisiana at Lafayette getting their degree in theatre with a concentration in directing and is also the President of the Alpha Zeta Theta Chapter of Alpha Psi Omega: Theatre Honor Fraternity. Go Theatre Cajuns! They have been apart of many productions, most notable being: Urinetown as Little Sally, Angels in America as Prior Walter, and most recently Honeymoon from HELL as Bambi Bambini. They are very excited to be apart of this production and look forward to working more with The Looking Glass in all their amazing theatre endeavors.
Renee Barry (Rona Lisa Peretti)
Renee Barry moved back home to Lafayette in 2020 after spending eight years in Chicago, IL performing in improv and sketch comedy shows. In Chicago, Renee wrote and performed at The Second City in such productions as Thank You Five, Out Damn Spotlight, Ready Player: Won, and 1984-Play. Most recently, Renee performed as Judy Bernly in “9 to 5: The Musical”, and as Jackie Coryton in "Hay Fever,” both produced by The Looking Glass Theatre Co. Renee teaches Talented Theatre in St. Martin Parish schools. Renee would like to thank her husband and family for their continued support, and special thanks to the acting bug that bit her on the tushie all those years ago.
Hollie Guidry (Vice Principal Panch)
Hollie is a chemistry teacher in New Iberia. She has worked on my local productions as an actress, director, and choreographer. She serves on the board of directors at Iberia Performing Arts League where she is also the summer camp coordinator. Some of her favorite credits include Sherry in Rock of Ages, Claire in Ordinary Days, and Phoebe Dy'Squith in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. In her very minimal free time she enjoys cuddling up with her two cats and reading.
Martin Smith (Mitch Mahoney)
Martin Smith is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He earned his B.F.A in Performing Arts with a concentration in Theatre in Decemeber of 2012. Since graduating he has been involved in numerous productions such as; Iberia Performing Arts League's The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas as Melvin P Thorpe, Acting Unlimited's The Addams Family Musical as Uncle Fester, Abbey Players’ Xanadu as Melpomene, and The Riveters Theatre Company's Nunsense as Sister Hubert. Martin is excited to be performing in his first production with The Looking Glass Theatre Co!
Emma Barry (Schwarzy U/S)
Emma Isabel Barry was part of Wonderland Performing Arts until she graduated in 2022. Now she is ready to dip her toes into adult theater and show Lafayette what she is made of! Her recent shows consist of Heathers, Seussical, and The Addams Family. Emma also has a brand new job at Education Destination where she is a teacher's aide and helps children with special needs learn in a safe and friendly environment.