Sandy Maranto recently moved with her husband, Tim, to their "empty nest" in Salado from Round Rock and is enjoying the Village immensely. Bluebonnet Road is the first musical she's been in since college, and it's been a "few" years since college for her. While she hasn't been involved in theatre as an actor/singer in quite some time, she has had several short plays she's written produced in Austin in the past couple of years and most recently produced her full-length play, They Serve Brisket in Paradise, for Austin's 2020 FronteraFest's Long Fringe Festival. In 2019 during FronteraFest's Short Fringe Festival, Sandy advanced to Best of Week for her storytelling piece, Never Clip Your Toenails While Under the Influence of Drugs (the adult version), and a monologue she wrote, The Gods of Disdainful Judgment, performed by Austin actress Cathie Sheridan, advanced to Best of Fest
the same year.
A San Antonio native, Megan Brucker has been performing since her childhood from church plays, to school productions, as well as collegiate and post collegiate productions. Her performances include plays such as The Honorable Urashima Taro, Ruddigore, Pirates of Penzance, Amahl and the Night Visitors, etc. Mrs. Brucker was part of the original cast and recording of the musical The Hiding Place: the Life of Corrie Ten Boom. When her coaching schedule permits, Megan is a member of the Stars Over Texas Jamboree in Waco, Texas. She currently resides in Temple where she teaches US History and coaches at middle school.
“Rockin” Rick Bell performs more than 300 shows a year as a full time Professional Guitarist, Singer, Song Writer, Music Producer, and Entertainer. Rick is a 6 time Music Association of Central Texas award winner, voted ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’ and twice voted ‘Entertainer of the Year’ for his One-Man solo shows. Also an award winning Song and Jingle Writer, Rick has won “Addy” awards for Commercial Jingles, as well as song of the year honors from the Southern Songwriters Guild for some of his original songs.
“My goal is to give audiences a Fun and Memorable show like they would experience on a cruise ship. People often call Rockin’ Rick shows ‘Staycations’ because they say they feel like they’ve been on a little vacation after one of my shows.” …Rick Bell
Rockin’ Rick, as he is known to his Central Texas friends and fans, has performed across the country, providing show room entertainment for cruise ships, casinos, corporate events, and concerts for over 25 years.
Richard Paul Thomas (his friends call him RpT) is a free-thinking dreamer and Texas based Songwriter with decades of love, life and laughter to share. His songwriting spans a wide range of musical genres and emotional experiences ranging from light hearted fun to challenging one's convictions about life and our place in the world. His writing and performance style encompasses elements of Folk, R&B, jazz, ballads and good old rock n' roll. RpT's soulful voice ranges from thermal to edgy reflecting the musical influences of a lifetime. His thought provoking lyrics speak to the heart and soul of the listener while thoroughly entertaining his audiences.
Louise Richardson is a native Austinite now living in Lago Vista and Galveston. She is a 1971 graduate of Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State). She is a playwright, novelist, poet and songwriter. “Bluebonnet Road” is her second musical. “Chanteuse” was produced at The Silver Spur Theater in Salado in 2011 and at The City Theatre in Austin in 2012. The music from “Chanteuse” garnered an ASCPlus Award in 2011.