Mike Barrow, Theatre Denton’s Managing Director, majored in theatre at NTSU and has been performing since the age of 10. As lead singer for the band Midnight Run, he opened for famous acts including The Oakridge Boys and the legendary Hank Thompson. Mike is honored to be a member of the Trammell Group and to be part of a strong fundraising team in the tradition of his parents Frank and Betty Ann who helped raise millions of dollars as directors for so many of Donna’s shows! Happily married for 40 years, Mike and Carol Barrow have raised three wonderful children and are currently spoiling the new light of their lives, granddaughters Cambry and Colby.
Justin Harmon has been a familiar face on the local stage for nearly two decades. His favorite stage credits include the Greater Tuna series, Ragtime, Avenue Q, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Crazy for You. In addition to his theatre credits, Justin has appeared in a variety of television productions for FOX, NBC, ABC and TNT. As always, thanks to Donna and The Trammell Group for the friendship and so many unique opportunities. Much love to Jordan, Lillie and Rhett, his little family at home, for being his biggest fans.
Kyleen Milton Hjembo has been performing on various stages since she was nine years old. A sixth-generation Texan, she graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s of Music in Musical Theatre, and spent the next decade in . . . Property Management. Although she never trod the boards on the Great White Way, she did become quite adept as a last-minute fill-in performer, seamlessly jumping in to sing at everything from weddings and funerals to table reads for Broadway producers and bi-lingual worship concerts. She is absolutely honored and thrilled to be the newest member of The Trammell Group, and can’t wait for even more chances to get involved with all the musical and theatrical opportunities here in Denton!
Nanci Kimmey (Stage Manager), a long-time member of the Trammell Group, loves sharing her time and talents with her community. Nancy has served as the Exec. Assistant at the North Texas State Fair Association for the past 17 years and is a Past President of the Texas Association of Fairs and Events. She is a proud volunteer of many events and committees such as Arts & Jazz and Theatre Denton, as well as a member of the 33rd Leadership Denton class. Painting brings Nanci so much joy that she started her “Heart 4 Art” business in 2020, teaching classes and creating custom pieces. She credits her happiness to husband Ralph, daughter Ryan (and son-in-law Ryan), Gage, Ty, and Keeli and to the wonders of her friends.
Buster Maloney, a veteran actor and director, has been performing in Denton for over 30 years. Among his favorite roles are Vanya in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Alan in Play It Again Sam, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac, and Henry Higgins in Pygmalion. He has been very involved with Theatre Denton this year, playing Charles in Blithe Spirit, co-directing Moon Over Buffalo with Donna Trammell, and most recently playing Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. Buster is grateful to be a part of the fun and talented troupe of players called The Trammell Group.
Terry Nobles is pleased to be starting his 2nd “official” season as a member of the Trammell Group. No stranger to the stage, he has performed in many productions with Music Theatre of Denton and Denton Community Theatre over the last 24 years, including more than 20 fundraisers written by Donna Trammell. He is currently on the Governing Board of Theatre Denton, board member of the Greater Denton Arts Council, and Past President of the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival. He sends out special thanks to his lovely wife, Marlene for her continued support of all his volunteer efforts.
David K. Pierce (Piano) came to Denton in 1970 to attend the NTSU School of Music and after graduating with two degrees in organ performance, turned his skills to building pipe organs for over a decade. Currently serving as Music Director at Faith United Presbyterian Church, David’s music career has included staff accompanist and teaching positions at SMU, Booker T. Washington High School and Brookhaven Community College. A past President of the Denton Bach Society, David was Managing Director for Music Theatre of Denton (formerly Denton Light Opera Company)1993- 2020. He was honored to receive the CARA (Community Arts Recognition Award) from the Greater Denton Arts Council in 2006.
Patrick Schaider (sound engineer) is a native Houstonian but has called Denton home since 1996. Patrick has served as Sound Designer for many Theatre Denton (formerly DCT and MTD) shows since 2018 and has helped implement upgrades to the sound system at the Campus Theatre. A graduate of UNT’s computer science program, Patrick works as a consultant network engineer helping large enterprises keep their operations running smoothly. He works and volunteers time at Camp Sweeney, a summer camp dedicated to teaching children with Type 1 diabetes the practices of good diabetic control and helping them learn what makes them special, not what makes them different. When not behind the sound board, Patrick enjoys collecting stamps in his passport, playing electric bass guitar, cooking, and restoring his grandfather’s 1973 MGB.
Pat Sherman was “born & raised” in Denton and is grateful to have the opportunity to support some incredible non-profits with the Trammell Group this week. She is VP of Community Relations at DATCU Credit Union and serves on the Board of Directors of United Way of Denton County and the Denton Chamber of Commerce. She and Jud have three pretty amazing children and six incredible grandchildren. Her favorite stage roles include Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (DCT), Mother in Ragtime (DCT) and Mother Superior in MTD’s production of Sister Act.
Melissa Sims is a small but mighty bundle of talent and energy. One of the most versatile performers around, Melissa was most recently seen on the Campus stage as Patsy in Always, Patsy Cline. Other recent roles include Sandra in Big Fish, Susy in the Marvelous Wonderettes and Truvy in Steel Magnolias. Five wonderful kids share the stage with her . . . two grown sons and three teenage daughters that she homeschools.
Donna Trammell, Denton’s local parody queen, has more than 950 song lyrics and 54 full-length scripts to her credit. Since 1987, her theatrical productions have helped to raise more than two million dollars for non-profit organizations across the state–including over $18,000 for Theatre Denton with the recent production Motherhood:The Musical. In recognition of her ongoing contributions to the community and beyond, Donna has received the Otis Fowler Award from the Denton Chamber of Commerce, the Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA) from the Greater Denton Arts Council and the Green Glory Award from UNT.