The Bridges of Madison County Cast

Francesca Johnson (Suzy Stokes)
Bridges is Suzy’s sixth Show with MV Rep Theater. She has enjoyed participating in community theater for 7 years. Her past performances include roles in Young Frankenstein, Addams Family, Little Shop of Horrors, 24 hour theater project, the Sour Kangaroo in Seussical, Mary Sunshine in Chicago, Jacks Mom in Into the Woods and her beloved role as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. She has been in love with the score for Bridges for over 4 years and has dreamed countless times of being able to share this amazing woman’s story with the community. Please don’t judge Fran. Suzy hopes you will feel the love, passion, and struggle, and appreciate the complexity of the story while getting swept away by the transcendental score. Suzy wants to thank a wonderful supportive cast, crew and directors, her Father in Heaven and her supportive fantastic, daughter!
Robert Kincaid (Ryan Gonzalez)
Ryan Gonzalez graduated from The University of the Pacific in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts. He has performed in numerous community theatre productions since. He would like to thank his family and friends for all their support over the years.
Richard "Bud" Johnson (Dale Laughlin)
Dale Laughlin: Hi, everybody. It's me again. Enjoy the show. And, also, cake. I like cake. 😁
Carolyn Johnson, Young Francesca (Shelbi Darner)
This is Shelbi’s first Magic Valley Repertory show and third at the Orpheum Theatre. She was a part of Phantom of the Opera during the summer and The Addams Family in January. She was a part of her high schools advanced choir and on the drama team. Overall, she has been in a school drama class for about 5ish years. She is very excited to be doing a rep show. She hopes everyone enjoys the show as the cast has put in many cold nights to bring it to you.
Michael Johnson, Paolo, Young Bud (Braeden Sanchez)
Hi, my name is Braeden Sanchez. I enjoy musical theater, bojutsu, and getting the chance to make people smile. The memories, experiences, and bonds that I've gained while doing musical theater have been worthwhile. I've been performing and entertaining for a while now. Most of my performances have been shown at the Orpheum Theatre. I've played a wide variety of characters such as Bert (Mary Poppins Jr), Aladdin (Aladdin Jr), Hans (Frozen Jr), Javert (Les Miserables), Maui (Moana Jr), Raoul (Phantom of the Opera), and more. Now I hope you enjoy the show and smile on!
Marian (Rachael Wilkinson)
Rachael Wilkinson (Marian) was last seen on the MV Repertory stage as Jovie in Elf The Musical. Other recent theatre credits include Evil Dead The Musical (MVREP), Once Upon A Mattress (MVREP), Little Women (CRHS/RSMS), A Christmas Story (MVREP), The Hunchback of Norte Dame (Dilettantes), and Little Shop of Horrors (MVREP). Education: College of Southern Idaho, University of Idaho. Rachael is the current music teacher at IB Perrine Elementary School and a private music instructor at Ovation Performing Arts. She loves this role and would like to thank everyone involved for the opportunity. Enjoy the show!
Chiara, State Route 21 Singer (Cassandra Campbell)
“Cassandra Campbell is excited to be performing in her first Magic Valley Repertory Theatre production! She recently moved to Twin Falls and has enjoyed becoming a part of the local theater community. She loves her job as an orthodontist, and enjoys working out and spending time with her two dogs. She is grateful for the opportunity to perform with MVRT, as well as the unwavering support of her best friend and husband Sam.”
Charlie (JR Clark)
JR started theatre late in life at the age of 47, in 2014. The stage has allowed him to become a pauper, king, hero, tyrant, fool and many more personas. JR's family wins best supporting cast from him daily(sorry No cash award!). He would also like to thank the Repertory, Orpheum and especially the Johnsons families for the opportunities and friendships.
Marge (Kim Clark)
Kim is very thankful for the opportunity to perform. She appreciates all of the friendships that she has built on stage over the years. Kim was recently seen on stage in Steel Magnolias and Once Upon a Mattress. She wants to thank her family and friends for all of their support.
Secretary, Ensemble (Danell Parkhurst)
I am very excited for this production of Bridges of Madison County. I have been in love with this story ever since I read the books. It is such a beautiful and romantic story of connection and the choices that people sometimes need to make. This story resonates so much with me. I was introduced to the musical 3 years ago. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the music in this show and my love for this story increased. This is my 9th show with Magic Valley Repertory Theater. The stage is where I find most of my joy. As a main character, in an Ensemble or even as a Tree. (Yes, I was a tree.) Every part is important and enjoyable. I want to thank The Johnson family for allowing us to do this show. I hope you all enjoy and are touched by this show as much as I am. Bring your tissues. It's totally fine to shed a tear.
State Route Fiddler, Waitress, Ensemble (Beth Hartman)
This is Beth’s first time in a MVRT performance, and the first time in 20 years that she has done work in the theater arts. She has a college educational background in music. Beth recently moved to Twin Falls and works at a local Birth Center as Staff Midwife and has been appointed by The Governor of Idaho to serve a 5 year membership on the State Board of Midwifery.