Meet the Cast
Brandi Cook grew up in West Boise and attended Fairmont Junior High and Capital High School. She studied piano intensely, accompanying the choirs in both junior high and high school. She played in a jazz combo for choirs starting in 8th grade.
Mrs. Cook also danced with the Treasure Valley Cloggers growing up, performing all over the Valley at every fair and community event there was! She started choreographing clogging routines for money at age 12, continued clogging through college with Strictly Clogging. She also choreographed for musicals at Capital while she was a student there.
In high school she was Boise Valley’s Junior Miss. She attended the state program and won the talent portion and second alternate overall. This experience provided her with extensive leadership opportunities.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Choral Music Education from Utah State University, where she attended on a full ride leadership scholarship, sang in multiple choirs, played the piano for jazz band, owned her own clogging studio and played wedding gigs with her combo. She also taught piano and music theory for the Youth Conservatory at Utah State University.
The past 4 years she has worked for a children’s community choir, Cantus Youth Choirs. Brandi also teaches private voice and piano lessons. This fall she will begin teaching choir at Rocky Mountain High School… To read the rest of Brandi’s bio, click here.
Beth Summers grew up in a performing family, and participated in multiple choirs, bands and orchestras throughout school. When she got to college, she had more opportunities to participate in community theatre and fell in love. She received her theatre degree from Boise State University and has been busy ever since raising 6 children and participating in local theatre as often as occasion permits.
She has choreographed “Annie, Get Your Gun,” “Footloose,“ “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” “High School Musical,” “Pirates of Penzeance,” “Xanadu,” “Once Upon a Mattress,” “Music Man” and “Guys and Dolls” for various local high schools. She has also designed and built sets for “Bye, Bye Birdie” (BMW), “Kiss or Make up” (KED), “All Shook Up” (Encore), “Mary Poppins, Jr” (TVCT) and the Distinguished Young Women of Kuna program. Directing credits include “The Ark,” “Footloose,” and “Cinderella, Jr.”
Starting in the fall, Beth will begin two part time jobs teaching drama at Victory Middle School and at Meridian High School.
Beth is so thrilled to be involved in this production of “Annie, Get Your Gun” and certainly couldn’t do it without the support of her amazing husband who holds down the fort in all of her crazy endeavors, for which she is eternally grateful.
Come see us in the show!
August 19-21, 2021