Damon Brown – Director
Damon Brown has been working in the field of entertainment for young audiences for decades. He’s a co-creator, writer, producer, director, and performer on the multiple Emmy award-winning PBS musical television series “The Biscuit Brothers.” He’s also a member of TYA/USA and has co-written a number of award-winning musicals for family audiences. Haunted: A Ghost Story, ROB1N, Shoe Story, and Tortoise & Hare, among many others written with composer Allen Robertson, were produced at the Long Center in association with Impact Arts’ Summer Stock program for young, pre-professional performers. Tortoise & Hare also enjoyed an extended run at Zach. At the Palace, Damon directed another of his musicals for young audiences, Wish, as part of the professional TYA season. Also at the Palace, Damon directed The Drowsy Chaperone, and co-directed Once on this Island with Jessica O’Brien. Damon has also acted onstage at the Palace in productions of Man of La Mancha, My Fair Lady, The Addams Family, and appeared with his son in A Christmas Story.
Jessica O’Brien – Choreographer
After joining the Board here at the Georgetown Palace Theatre in the Spring of last year, she has developed a passion for what makes this place so special. As well as a growing belief in what is possible for the future of the Palace for years to come. Jessica is a proud Cedar Ridge High School alum under the award winning direction and choreography of Kristie Copeland. She was blessed to perform at ZACH, Austin’s premiere professional theatre company, at the very start of her professional acting career. She has performed across many stages across the greater Austin area including The Zilker Hillside Theatre, The Ground Floor Theatre, TexArts, and Trinity Street Players. Recent Palace experience is as the Co-Director and Choreographer of Once On This Island. She would like to thank the Lord for blessing her with His life and love which is the greatest gift of all. Jessica is so thankful for her family especially her parents, sisters, and the love of her life, KB, for their undying belief in her.
Veronica DeSantos Ryan – Music Director
Veronica has been performing in various ways since before the age of ten, and started performing here at The Palace in 2014 where she was most recently seen as Portia in Something Rotten. Other favorite Palace credits on stage include Betty Haynes in White Christmas, Hunyak in Chicago, and Gina Jo Dubberly in Christmas Belles. She has Music Directed A Christmas Carol, Grease and Cabaret on the Springer Stage, as well as Pippin, Annie Kids, Into the Woods Jr., and last year’s TYA Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut with the Palace Education Department. Veronica holds an MA in Music and Music Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. In addition to performing locally, she teaches with The Georgetown Palace Theatre’s Education Department, and gives private voice lessons.
Stage Manager –
Becca “Lemon” Bradford
Scenic Designer – David Poynter
Costume Designer –
Lighting Designer – Faith Castaneda
Sound Design –