Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. Ordinary Days is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.
This show is rated R, for strong language.
Kaleigh Huser is a graduate of Oklahoma City UniversityÕs school of music. She is so excited to be working behind the scenes as Stage Manager for Oliver! This show would not have happened without the talents of Joseph Taylor, Hallie Stone (ASM), and the rest of the Oliver! crew. Recent credits include Stepsister (Grace) in CINDERELLA (WCT), Veronica in HEATHERS, Sonia in GODSPELL, and Marta in COMPANY (Silent House). Love goes out to her Mom (Shay shay from Port A), Nina, and the rest of her theatre fam!
After a small hiatus, Caleb Rinehart has returned to the Waco Civic Theatre stage. Caleb has been attending Temple College for the past year as part of the inaugural class for the new Musical Theatre department. His most notable roles are SpongeBob SquarePants (The SpongeBob Musical), Percy Jackson (The Lightning Thief, a Percy Jackson Musical), Prince Ben (Descendants Jr.), The Boys (WCT’s unofficial boy band, MWSOTY 21-22), and of course himself in Ring of Fire. Caleb is thrilled to be back on his home stage with such a phenomenal cast and hopes you enjoy this less than ordinary show.
Melanie Lambert Wheat has been involved in theatre for over a decade. She studied the art form at a small university in Tennessee and has since been involved in several musicals and dramas. Some of her favorite shows to be part of include The Importance of Being Earnest, Baskerville, and Little Women the Musical. She is an instructor at Yoga8, a locally owned business in Waco, and has enjoyed incorporating yoga techniques into the theatrical world. She dedicates her work, now and forever, to her amazing Dad.
Jeremy is very excited to be a part of this production. (Thank you Lauren, for letting him know about it.) This show has quickly become one of his favorites, along with and thanks to the extremely talented cast and crew.
Assistant Music Director
Phillip went to University of Mary Hardin-Baylor for Music Education. You may have seen Phillip on the WCT stage before but he’s found his footing as a director, including Rent, 39 Steps, Native Gardens, multiple cabarets, and next on his docket is The Lightning Thief. His favorite show is The Last Five Years!
While Jeannette has enjoyed working as an actor in both theatre and film, she is excited to participate in Ordinary Days in her debut as an Assistant Director. She has greatly appreciated the hard work, dedication, and talent shown by this incredible cast and crew, and is excited to bring this beautifully Ordinary story to the Waco Civic Stage.
Izzie Weaver is a sophomore Choral Music Education major at Baylor University, and they are so excited to music direct for the first time! They also work part time as a private music teacher for Waco ISD. They cannot wait to continue their music directing journey and their journey as a whole at the Civic!
Jamie is excited to be returning as an at WCT this fall after serving as director for “Ordinary Days!” She was last seen onstage in the 2022 production of Silent Sky. But her work as a costumer has been seen a few times since, including Silent House’s most recent production of Machinal. She wishes to thank her amazing cast and crew for following her on this crazy journey. (John 16:22)