Bios

Jeremy Sher
Writer/Chef

Jeremy has lead dual lives in both theatre and pastry for the past 20+ years. In Chicago he worked with The Neo-Futurists, Writers Theatre, Victory Gardens, Redmoon, Goodman Theatre and many others. He has performed in several regional theatres around the country (St. Louis Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Shakespeare Theatre DC, others). Off-Broadway: New Victory Theatre. From the culinary side he got his Pastry degree in Seattle and has made desserts in startup bakeries, five-star hotels, French chateaus, German restaurants and South American backpacker cafes.

 

Heather Adams

Director, Choreographer

Choreographer, Director, Performer, Community Leader and Business Owner, Heather stays actively involved in many aspects of the performing and visual arts. She most recently won Broadway World's award for Best Choreographer in a Musical for her work with The King and I with Arizona Broadway Theatre. Other recent projects include Choreographer: Garden City Ballet's Nutcracker and Missoula Community Theatre's The Drowsy Chaperone; Director: Fort Peck Summer Theatre's Always Patsy Cline. Currently, she is producing Dancing with the Missoula Stars, a benefit for the Downtown Dance Collective.  She is Executive Director and Founder of the Downtown Dance Collective, a place for Every Body, Every Ability to experience dance and the performing arts. 

REID REIMERS

This is Reid’s third year shimmying in the checkered pants as “CheffyPants”. A native Missoulian, Reid began his torrid love affair with the stage in a Missoula Children’s Theatre show almost 30 years ago! He’s since worked on countless shows with dozens of companies, playing everything from Cowboys to Clowns, Greek Gods to Gangsters and Homespun Heroes to Homicidal Aliens. Most recently, he played “Lockstock” in MCT’s Urinetown. Some other favorite roles include “Amos” in Chicago, “Lancelot” in Spamalot, and his annual escapade as “Dr. Frank N Furter” in The Rocky Horror Show at The Wilma. An educator by trade, Reid has shared his love of theatre with thousands of kids both locally and nationally.  He’s also a producer, karaoke DJ and host of the popular YouTube science education channel: Scishow Space. When not teaching and performing, Reid is an avid international globetrotter and houseplant aficionado.

 

KIRSTEN PAISLEY

Kirsten is so excited to be reprising her role as Kirstenpants for a second Dirty Sexy Chocolatey year in a row! Originally from Ohio, Kirsten graduated from Butler University with a degree in Vocal Performance. While in the Midwest, Kirsten performed with Weathervane Playhouse, Indianapolis Opera Company, Butler Chorale, Jordan Jazz, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and acted as Music Director for Butler's all-male A Capella group 'Out of the Dawg House'. Most recently, Missoula audiences saw Kirsten as Kala in MCT's Tarzan. Kirsten would love to thank her wonderful friends, family for supporting all of her adventures, and MAD Matthew for being her constant source of inspiration.

 

CHRISTOPHER MORUCCI

Christopher is a dancer from Lewistown Montana. He currently attends the University of Montana where he studies Psychology and Global Public Health. However, there are few ways he would rather spend his time outside of the classroom than performing. His recent credits include MCT’s “Urinetown: the Musical”, “The Rocky Horror Show Live” at the Wilma,  Bare Bait Dance’s “the.humanest" by Peter Musante, UM’s "Dance Up Close", and “A Chorus Line”.

 

LONI NEILSON-KATTELL

Loni is a local Stage Manager by night and Administrative, Public Relations Assistant by day. She was born and raised in Missoula, MT; receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Technical Theatre with a Minor in Psychology in 2014 but has been a lover of chocolate since day one. After graduation she still continues to be active in the theatre community. She resides in Missoula with her husband and all their furry kids. Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/lneilsonkattell/

 

LYNN SOLOMON

Lynn Solomon last appeared on the Top Hat stage (sans ganache) in the fall of 2015 in Motherhood Out Loud.  Missoula audiences may also recognize her from Shakespeare Under the Influence, Zoo Town Improv and her deep, sensitive work in a local Subaru commercial.

 

TABATHA BETTIN

Tabatha was born in California and grew up in NY, where she attended private University for her performing arts education. She lived in NYC where she was a professional model having appeared in Cosmo magazine, huffpost, AOL.com, and culminated her career with a nationally televised runway show. She came to know Montana through her work with The Missoula Children's Theatre and has now been calling Missoula her home for 3 years. You may know her from such productions as: The Dirty Sexy Chocolate Show (2014/2015), Rocky Horror Picture Show, Dead 7 (on SyFy), or The Brewery Follies of Virginia City, MT (2015-present). She wants to thank all of her amazing friends and her partner Michael, for their support and love!!!

 

SEAN KIRKPATRICK

Sean is an actor and playwright who studied Theatre at the University of Montana. Sean's credits include Avenue Q, Holocene, The Rocky Horror Show, The Brewery Follies in Virginia City, and his award-winning original show No Refunds: A Piece of Theatrical Garbage. This is his second attempt at making a Sacher Torte

 

HUGH BUTTERFIELD

Hugh is ecstatic to be joining the kinky kitchen crew of the Dirty Sexy Chocolate Show. Ever since seeing the show for the first time, from the very back of the top hat, Hugh has been dreaming of sexy chocolatey goodness. And now, all of his wildest dreams are coming true.

You may recognize him from recent productions of Rocky Horror Show, and Montana Williams Players', "Night of One Acts." He has a BFA in Acting from the University of Montana, and isn't afraid to use it!

He spends his spare time gaming and working at Orange Street Food Farm.

Enjoy the show!