We keep our cast as small as possible...on purpose. 

Less performers means more work for each cast member.  This way, you know you are getting a dedicated working actor who is performing on a regular basis, keeping their acting, singing, and entertaining skills sharp!

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NICOLAS CABRERA

ACTOR, BFA Theatre 

Nicolas graduated Columbia College Chicago with a BFA in Theatre. He currently is a stunt performer and fight choreographer, performing in several events dressed as a Jedi, a pirate, even a Jedi pirate. He has also choreographed unarmed and sword fights from many workshops and productions around the Chicagoland area, for both adults and children. One of his jobs as well is for The International Order of the Sword and Pen, advising them in matters related to historical swordsmanship, the information he posseses about it he is more than happy to share with people who are deeply interested in it. From Pirate codes to dueling culture, from brave knights to women sword fighters, Nic knows about it and is more than willing to share.

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MAGGIE MCMURRAN

ACTOR, BA Theatre 

Maggie is originally from Saint Louis Missouri and holds a BA in Theatre and a minor in dance from Millikin University. Maggie has performed at multiple theme parks including Six Flags and King's Dominion. She has been a chief at the Polar Express Saint Louis, as well as been a before care teacher for pre-kindergarten and kindergartners. Other Credits Include:  Xanadu (Big Noise Theatre), Wintertime (Millikin University), Nevermore (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Maryland Theatre). 

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KRISTINA NEWCOMB

ACTOR, BA Theatre

Kristina Newcomb is an actress, singer, and playwright. Kristina is a senior at Loyola University Chicago studying theatre, and graduated from SUNY Dutchess Community College in 2018 with an Associates Degree in Performing Arts. She is originally from Maine, moved to New York, and has found her way to the lovely city of Chicago. She is proud to be working with Alumni of Loyola University Chicago. Recent productions include Twelfth Night (Viola) at the Producers Club Theatre in New York, Cowboy Mouth (Cavale) in the directing showcase at Loyola University Chicago, Cabaret (Fritzie/Fraulein Schneider understudy) at SUNY Dutchess, and various roles in new play festivals at BYOT in Chicago. Kristina has a Kennedy Center American College Theatre festival merit award in Script Adaptation for #Lysistratatoo which was produced at SUNY Dutchess in 2018. Kristina spent this past summer in New York training at the Atlantic Acting School, and working as a Musical Theatre Division Coordinator at the Broadway For All summer conservatory. It is truly a dream to be putting smiles on peoples faces, all while getting to dress up as a princess!

KARLA SERRATO

ACTOR, MS Arts Admin.,  BA Theatre, SAG-AFTRA

Karla is a Chicagoan born and raised. She received her BA in Theatre from Loyola University Chicago along with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Dance.

Karla has appeared on and off screen in numerous plays, improv/sketch shows, musicals, commercials (tv/internet and VO), indie films (short and feature), and industrials (print and video) around Chicagoland.

She has taught Musical Theatre to kids in K-12th grade all around Chicago.

Karla holds a Master of Science in Arts Administration from Drexel University. She's a performer, owner and operator of Princess Pop Up. She is so excited to be able to bring joy to children of all ages through her work with this company.  This is by far, one of the coolest, most fun jobs she's ever had.

Karla is represented by Gray Talent Group and is a proud member of sag-aftra.

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CAMERON SHEPPARD

ACTOR, Minor in Theatre in progress

Cameron Sheppard is a senior studying at Loyola University Chicago, majoring in English and Global Studies with a minor in Theatre. A Nashville native, Cameron is an actress, playwright, singer, and comedian. She is currently working with the Women's Theatre Alliance of Chicago as part of their New Play Development Program. Recent productions include Hail Francis (Loyola), Our Town (Loyola),Trifles (Loyola), Beauty and the Beast (SC Productions), and The Sound of Music (SC Productions). She is thrilled to be working with a team of such fantastic people. She's so grateful to have the opportunity to bring people laughter and joy through her work at Princess Pop Up. 

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MICHAEL TUFFY

ACTOR, MA Acting/Fight Choreography, BA Acting/Directing

Michael is a stunt performer, fight choreographer, actor, and puppeteer in Chicago. He has done character performance with 5/3 Bank’s Winter Wonder Fest on Navy Pier, and has acted in films and plays all around Chicago. With a skill for superhero trivia, Michael defies anyone to know more about the characters he portrays than he does. Michael is extremely happy to be working alongside such talented performers here at Princess Pop Up and can't wait to show up at your event!

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MORGAN VAN DYNE

ACTOR

Morgan is originally from Texas but moved to Orlando after high school to perform at Walt Disney World. Upon finishing their contract, they moved to Chicago to continue pursuing comedy and acting. When not working Morgan studies Spanish and holds one sided conversations with their dog. 

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Rainey Wright

ACTOR, BFA Musical Theatre

Rainey Wright is thrilled to be working with Princess Pop Up! Her most recent credits include:
Understudying The Princess and The Pea (Marriott Theatre), Understudying Madagascar (Chicago
Shakespeare Theatre), Creatives (The Edge Theatre); The Bardy Bunch (Mercury Theatre); A Midsummer
Night’s Dream (Arc Theatre), and Anarchy: The Improvised Rock Opera (Second City, iO, The
Annoyance). Regional credits include: Dog Sees God (Pipe Dreams Theatre); Reefer Madness and The
Rocky Horror Picture Show (The Avon). She was a featured soloist in a New Musical Workshop with
Andrew Lippa and has also performed professionally in the Country Show at Six Flags Great America in
Gurnee, IL. She received a BFA in musical theatre from Millikin University in June 2016. She has also
trained in Improvisation through both iO Chicago and Second City. She would like to thank her friends
and family for their continued support on this wild journey!

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