Teaira is thrilled to create art in her hometown with dear friends! Hunchback is a dream show full of even dreamier music and she is so excited to take part in it! Teaira has studied music and theater at Idaho State University and the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Teaira recently traveled back home from Chicago, where she performed regularly with Music Theater Works, Transgressive Theatre-Opera, Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company of Chicago, Folks Operetta, Thompson Street Opera, Floating Opera Company, Petite Opera, and New Moon Opera.
Born and raised on an American base in Germany, Kassidee Lee now lives in Pocatello with her husband where she enjoys singing, writing, watching Disney movies, and harassing aforementioned husband. Thanks to her military background, she was blessed to train with diverse vocal instructors and perform on stages all over the world, including the U.S.A, Germany, Austria, Russia, Portugal, and Israel. Having loved music and great literature growing up, Kassidee graduated from Amadeus International School of Music in Vienna, and then received her Bachelor’s in English Literature from University of Maryland, Global Campus. Now, she is ecstatic to be a part of this incredible combination of award-winning music and powerful storytelling.
Jordon Hofman is excited to be returning to the Palace to be a part of another amazing production! She has had roles in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Scrooge, It's a Wonderful Life Live Radio Show, and 9 to 5 the musical. Most recently, she acted as stage and prop manager for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and props manager for Mamma Mia. She decided to take a break from the production side of things and audition for Hunchback. Jordon attended a tiny high school that lacked a music or theatre program, but in her heart she always wanted to perform. She got that chance as a part of a couple of musicals in college. After a few years hiatus, wherein she got married and had three beautiful daughters, she returned to her love of the stage. Her daughters and husband share this love, and this is only the second time since having kids that she'll be taking the stage without at least one of them accompanying her. She looks forward to being a part of this great production, and is very grateful to the Palace Theater for the opportunity.
Rylee is an elementary music teacher by day and a performer/director by night. She recently graduated from Idaho State University with a BA in Theatre Performance, and has performed professionally through The Playmill Theatre and Eastern Idaho Repertory. Some of Rylee’s favorite roles include: Beatrice in Much Ado about Nothing, Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, and Judy in 9 to 5. Outside of theatre, she enjoys watching movies, traveling, hiking, and eating all things chocolate.
Harrison Hicks loves acting. Growing up in Pocatello, Harrison searches for many different ways to display his creativity. He has been involved with music for most of his life, playing piano, guitar, drums, bass, and singing. He discovered his love for singing in choir at Pocatello Highschool under cast mate John Grayson. Shortly after discovering this passion, he began acting with Poky High Act One. Harrison Has goals you continue acting both on stage and in film and is attending Idaho State University majoring in Mechanical engineering and Theatre. He sites his biggest inspiration to be his parents support of his dreams and their encouragement of hard work and passion in everything he pursues. He also credits his uncle Andy in giving him a drive to treat those around him with love.
Chloe is so excited to help bring the music in hunchback to life as a member of the ensemble. Choral music has inspired her love of performing and music and she has proudly participated in local choirs for most of her life. She hopes that people will be moved by this show and cannot wait to be a part of it.
Kamiah, born and raised in Pocatello, is excited to have a moment in her busy schedule to once again perform with the growing family that is palace playhouse! She’s inspired by her love for music since that’s the only time as a child she’d be awake during church. She is credited by her mother and family who continue to give her encouragement in everything she does! She makes sharing creativity in every form with others a priority and can’t wait to be apart of this show!
Brittany is thrilled to be a part of this amazing cast. Growing up in Pocatello, Brittany has always loved all things related to music and theater. She has been involved in various choirs over the years and has finally, with much encouragement from her amazing husband, summoned the courage to audition for and be a part of a musical. She is very excited to show her seven children that it is never too late to follow your dreams.
Karen Bond Parmeter
Karen Bond Parmeter is excited to be doing musical theater again for the first time since Jekyll and Hyde 9 years ago. She enjoys performing and is happy to be a part of the ensemble working alongside this amazing cast.
Natalia is thrilled to make her on-stage debut in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. Many of the pieces have been favorites since childhood and it has been a privilege to be part of the ensemble bringing this powerful score to life. She is grateful for: her father’s love of music which inspired her to be part of band and choir for decades; her mother’s support and chauffeur services in her youth; a husband who encourages her love of Broadway and campaigned for her to audition; and her five young children who sing along when rehearsing at home.
After a 24 year hiatus, Laura Samuelson has finally returned to the stage. She hasn’t been in the spotlight like this since she was in the Springville Junior High School production of My Fair Lady. She’s always loved music, being in various choirs over the years, but Broadway music and Disney songs are what she sings in the car or when she’s alone. So when she heard about the Hunchback auditions she decided it was time to try something that both thrilled and terrified her, but also made her feel like something other than just a mom for once. She is humbled to be among such a talented cast and knows it will be a magical experience for all involved.
Andrea is thrilled and grateful to be returning to her home-away-from-home! She loves being involved in theatre due to the amazing second family she gains. Some of her favorite roles have included Mrs. Tottendale in Drowsy Chaperone, Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables, Ruth in Seven Brides, Granny in Into the Woods and Yente in Fiddler on the Roof. Her greatest role is that of wife and mother to her amazing husband and kiddos.