FINAL BOWS...

2018-19 TOUR 
October-July

Being first is not as important as being nice. And being pushy and mean can hurt someone and hurt their feelings.

Me First
by Helen Lester

Pinkerton the pig always manages to be first, on the playground... at lunch... on the bus...

Until one day on a scout picnic, he says he'd like to be first when asked "who would care for a sandwich".  Pinkerton discovers it's not exactly the kind of sandwich one would eat and learns it's not always best to be first.

Meet The Team

Marty Blair

Marty Blair is a Louisiana native and has performed in numerous productions around Houston. He is a former, long-time, A. D. Players company member. Some of his most well known roles include: You Can't Take It With You (Tony Kirby) Twelve Angry Men (Juror #7), Malcolm and Teresa (Malcolm Muggeridge), Over the River and Through the Woods (Nick), Arsenic and Old Lace (Jonathan Brewster), and An Inspector Calls (Inspector Goole). Other favorites: The Beams are Creaking (Hans), Charley’s Aunt (Charley), The Great Cross Country Race (The Hare), and Pride and Prejudice (Charles Bingley).  You can also see Marty starring in various commercials throughout the Texas region and award winning independent films. He is an excellent husband, super dad, and revered dog owner.

Lucas Matteson

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Lucas Matteson is excited to be back on the road with Books Alive! as Luke Pinkerton in Me First after touring as Stanky in Three Nasty Gnarlies!  last summer.  Lucas received his BFA in Acting from Texas State University.  He is a co-founder of Sarah Street Collective set to launch in Chicago in Fall of 2019.  

James Doe

MaryAnna Nagorski

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MaryAnna Nagorski proudly makes her tour debut with Books Alive! playing the Sand Witch in Me First!.  Her favorite roles include Victor/Victoria (Victor/Victoria), Kitty (The Drowsy Chaperone), Grace (Annie), Chris (Dancing at Lughnasa), Catherine (The Foreigner), & Kitty (Pride and Prejudice). She has toured educational children’s theater with Express Children’s Theatre, and spent several years at Fort Bend Theatre. MaryAnna also performs with The Dinner Detective, Keith & Margo’s Murder Mystery, Party Princess Productions, and Dreamland Entertainment. A voice student of Sharon Radionoff and Jack Beetle, MaryAnna is represented by BEAZ Talent, and will next be seen in "Elf the Musical" at Queensbury Theatre this December.

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