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10 Questions With Tammy Rodenbaugh

This week’ Director’s Talent Spotlight, “10 Questions With” segment shines on Tammy Rodenbaugh.  Keep reading to see the Director’s responses to my “10 Questions With” segment!

  • What is your name and how old are you?
    • Tammy Rodenbaugh – 47
  • Outside of Community Theatre, what hobbies do you have?
    • Reading, going to see shows, spending time with my family and friends!
  • What do you do professionally?
    • In home health care.
  • How long have you been directing?
    • 15 + years
  • What shows have you directed?
    • JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
    •  BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
    • MEET ME IN ST LOUIS
    • MUSIC MAN
    • OKLAHOMA
    • SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN
    • SOUTH PACIFIC
    • SOUND OF MUSIC
    • ANNIE
    • 7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS
    • GODSPELL
    • Also 10 years of Jr. productions for our Summer Drama Camp.
  • What are the top 3 shows you have directed?
    • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
    • SOUND OF MUSIC
    • SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN
  • What are the top 3 shows you would love to direct?
    • SHENNANDOAH
    • GEORGE M
    • CINDERELLA
  • What theaters have you worked with?
    • Wentzviile Christian Church
    • Act 2 Theatre
  • What nominations and awards have received?
    • AFL Nominations – Smoke on the Mountain (Directing, Costume Design, Best Show -Small Ensemble)
    • Beauty and the Beast (Directing, Costume Design, Best Show – Large ensemble)
    • Beauty and the Beast received 18 total award nominations and won 4 acting awards.

Recognize the challenges, appreciate what you have and follow your passion.

When I asked Director, Tammy Rodenbaugh her thoughts on the challenges Community Theatre faces, she was quick to respond.  Tammy recognizes while there are challenges that come with Community Theatre, we must recognize what we do have and appreciate them.

The Director responded by saying, “The cost of putting on a quality production. But on that note- I would like to say

Image provided by Tammy Rodenaugh

we are so blessed, not just Wentzville Christian Church but the greater St Louis area theatre community, that people/theatres share! We could not do this without helping each other!”

For those of you just discovering your passion for theatre or just beginning your journey, Tammy’s advice is this:

“Don’t give up! Practice, attend classes and keep working towards your goal! Keep a positive attitude.”   ~ Tammy Rodenbaugh~

As always, we here at St. Louis Limelight would like to thank our friend, Director, Tammy Rodenbaugh for taking the time out of her hectic schedule to answer our “Ten Questions”!   We wish her great success in her future productions and hope to see her in action soon!

Image provided by Tammy Rodenbaugh
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Teresa (Pen Name now T. A. McCarthy) was born and raised in the Midwest in Bloomington, Indiana. She has had opportunities to live in several great cities in the U.S. from Indiana, Tennessee, Texas, and South Carolina. She moved to Seattle, WA in 2002, where she resided for 14 years. She currently is relocating back to the Midwest with her boyfriend of seven years, who is also from the Midwest, born in St. Louis, moving to Seattle at the age of 10. Teresa is a proud Mom of 3 sons, now grown to amazing young men. She feels she has reached the ultimate Life Goal through Motherhood, seeing the adults her sons have become. All three of her children remain in the Greater Seattle area where they build lives of their own. Teresa discovered her passion for writing when a rare Window of Opportunity was opened for her in June, 2016. Although she enjoyed writing as a hobby, she never pursued it more than writing for her own enjoyment. She took the moment of opportunity given to her and ran with it, opening a brand new world and has no regrets in doing so. She says she looks as this as path to fulfill her childhood dreams of someday becoming a writer, as well as publishing a book.

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