Springboro Community Theatre
It's not all about acting or directing our shows, it's about building a business that supports the Springboro community! Meet the folks below that make it happen.
After getting his start in musical theater in high school, Jim continued his vocal studies while obtaining a finance degree from Wright State University. He held soloist and section leader positions in numerous Dayton-area choruses, and made appearances with the Air Force Band of Flight and the Dayton United Lutheran Chorale. After completing his MBA, Jim toured professionally with the acapella group he co-founded, Fourth Avenue. He later returned to musical theater, and has won multiple DayTony and Rodin awards for acting, directing, and set design. Notable stage credits include Lord Farquaad in Shrek, The Musical, Jerry in The Full Monty, Molokov in Chess, The Musical, and Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar. Directorial credits include Legally Blonde, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, and Back to the 80's. Other experiences comprise short films (Forever's End, and Oasis), radio commercials (The Hobby Shop, Gigahobby.com, and others), and podcasts (The Hidden People, and Echo Protocol). Jim has been with the theater since 1999, and has been President of the Board of Directors since 2005. By day, Jim is a CFA charterholder and equity research analyst, and is the Investment Committee Chair and the Membership Chair for CFA Society Dayton. He and his wife, Heather, are Springboro residents, along with their children, Alli and Andrew.
Bekki has been performing since age 8 (starting with piano, guitar, dance, baton, acting). She has been involved in over 8 different community & Army theaters holding various board positions or just volunteering at each one. She was previously employed by USABavaria as the Executive Theater Management Specialist for Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center. She has been with PHS since moving back to Ohio in 2015. Bekki lives in Miamisburg with her husband Scott, together they have 3 adult children (Ashley, Tim, Adam) and dog Baloo and DonnyKat.
Carrie has served on the board at Playhouse South since 2007. Previously she served as the membership coordinator, and secretary. Carrie has her BFA in Design Technology from Wright State University, where she studied stage management specifically. She’s stage managed at multiple theaters in the area. She can occasionally be seen onstage, and has also directed for Playhouse South. Carrie’s latest show she directed was Chess: The Musical for Playhouse South.
Mark has been volunteering for Playhouse South for close to 5 years, first attending summer shows at the park to watch his granddaughter, then acting in them. He participated in a number of plays and musicals as an actor and a lighting technician in high school and college. Since getting involved again, Mark has been on stage in several productions, backstage working the lights, sound for several shows, and assistant directed Schoolhouse Rock, Live last summer at North Park.
Aaron has had an interest in theatre since high school, and after a 6-year post-graduation gap, he found his passion again in a 2013 production of Legally Blonde. He has been involved with Springboro Community Theatre (formerly Playhouse South) since 2014, in a variety of roles, including performing, directing, stage managing, and as their former Properties Manager. Aaron has also received multiple Daytony and Rodin Awards for his performance and production work. By day, he works for Cox Media Group as a Digital VIP Client Specialist, handling advertising operations for top-tier clients. Outside of work and theatre, Aaron enjoys spending time with his partner Derek, and their cats (River and Luna) and dog (Gambit).
Scott has done some type of theater beginning in Elementary School and has continued off and on over the years. Spending multiple years in the Army, Scott has been part of many different organizations which he uses all of those experiences to bring to Springboro Community Theater. Scott has done multiple shows doing anything from Acting, to set building, to stage managing. He currently also holds the position of IMPROV Manager. Scott lives in Miamisburg with his wife Rebekah and has 3 kids, Ashley, Tim, Adam. All of which have been involved with theater at one point and time in their lives. To Scott, Theater is life.
Matt has been involved with Springboro Community Theatre since 2014 (then Playhouse South). He has been involved on and off-stage, performing, directing, music directing, doing props, as well as serving on the Board of Directors from 2014-2016. When not enjoying the theatre and community, Matt works at Adesa Auto Auction in Franklin and Chipotle in West Chester Township. In his downtime, he enjoys terrible horror films, snuggling with his four-legged children: Nicole, Sandy, and Jayco, collecting a ridiculous number of Funko Pop!s, playing Pokemon Go, and spending time with his partner, Chris.
Mary Beth Runnoe
At age 9, Mary Beth made her theatrical debut as an orphan in the WHS production of Annie and has had the “bug” ever since. In the years following, she has performed in many productions through Waynesville High School, as well as various community theatre groups. Currently, Mary Beth is a “Drama Club Advisor” and co-director for Lebanon Jr. High School. She joined Springboro Community Theatre in 2019 through her participation in the Springboro Community Choir. A Kindergarten teacher by trade, Mary Beth also enjoys reading, writing, and creating music with her husband, David.
Sponsorships and Fundraising
Carrie is thrilled to join the SCT Board which allows her to combine two of her passions…the arts and Springboro! When not selling real estate for BHHS Professional Realty, Carrie spends her time volunteering for many community organizations and events including Expo, Oktoberfest Springboro, ArtFest on Main, and the Christmas in Springboro parade. She is also the co-host of the local TV show, “Springboro 45066”, with Mayor John Agenbroad. Carrie appeared on stage with SCT as the emcee for the inaugural “Holiday Jubilee” shows in 2019. A lifelong resident of Springboro, Carrie enjoys spending time with her family and friends.