Magic Lamp Entertainment is made up of carefully selected actors and singers who are not only talented, but have a love for children. All of our cast members go through extensive training to make sure they bring the most accurate and professional representation of their character to life.

 

Every member of our cast is active in the local theatre and performing arts community in Chattanooga. When you book with MLE, you are supporting local artists who have spent years of their life entertaining without any monetary compensation, and for that we thank you! 

 

(Because our work requires interaction with children, each cast member has also been through an extensive background check)  

Meet the Cast

Mary Beth Torgerson

Actress and soprano vocalist Mary Beth Torgerson is grateful for the opportunity to bring joy to children and families while working with the cast of Magic Lamp Entertainment!

     Mary Beth has appeared in various local stage productions since graduating from Lee University and making Chattanooga her home. Some of her favorite stage credits include Mary Poppins the Musical (Mary Poppins), Next to Normal (Diana), The Last Five Years (Cathy), The Spitfire Grill (Shelby), Children of Eden (Eve/Mama Noah) and Hairspray the Musical (Brenda/Matron).

     Mary Beth has received numerous awards locally for her time on the stage, including Best Adult Newcomer for her role of Shelby in The Spitfire Grill at The Colonnade’s 2017 Star Awards; Best Supporting Actress for her role of Shelby in The Spitfire Grill at The Colonnade’s 2017 Star Awards; Best Actress for her lead role of Cathy in The Last Five Years at Closed Door Entertainment’s 2016 Artist Awards and Best Actress for her lead role of Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins the Musical at Closed Door Entertainment’s 2015 Artist Awards.

Kandace Shipley

Kandace couldn’t be happier to join Magic Lamp Entertainment! Kandace has been performing in the Chattanooga area since she was eleven years old, involved with many productions around Chattanooga- some onstage and some off. Most recently seen as “Belle” in Closed Door Entertainment’s production of Beauty and the Beast. Some of her favorites include: Rent, Hair, The Producers, Columbinus, The Addams Family and many others. Kandace’s number one dream has been to be a Disney Princess since she was six years old. She is thrilled to be living out her dream in her hometown!

Abigail Blake

Abigail is super excited to hop on board at Magic Lamp Entertainment! A Chattanooga native, she could have been spotted on stages all around the Chattanooga area from a very young age, performing with companies such as Closed Door Entertainment (Chicago,  Mary Poppins, Next to Normal), Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga (Godspell, Casting the Canvas), Kaleidoscope Entertainment (Rocky Horror Picture Show), and various productions at the Colonnade in Ringgold, GA.

Acting has been her dream since she was a little girl, when she fell in love with the Disney Princesses on the big screen. Now she is thrilled to have the opportunity to be a princess in real life, and to inspire young women in that same way. 

Kandis Boone

Kandis Boone is thrilled to be a part of the “Magic Lamp” family. She has been blessed to fill the glass slippers of many princesses in her life through local theatre, Rock City’s Fairy Tale Nights, and her own non-profit “Children of Joy.” She graduated in 2016 from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a BA in Communications and a minor in psychology, but since graduation she has been perusing her life long dreams of becoming a professional film actress.

She has recently signed with Top Talent Management, and is excited for what the future holds! For three years she has also had the fortune to work for The Tempo Dance Center as the resident Vocal and Acting Coach where she instructs private lessons and a group musical theatre course. She also works annually as the camp director for “Expressions Theatrical Camp” in partnership with Chattanooga Therapeutic Recreation, an organization that provides activities for children and adults with varying mental and physical abilities.  

Christopher Maynard

Christopher is a trained actor, singer, and dancer who has appeared in over twenty-five live productions. He is proficient in tap, improv, and voice acting as well. He has been the dance captain for three different musicals, including Mary Poppins and Children of Eden. Some of his favorite roles are Henry from "Next to Normal," and Steve from "Almost Maine." Christopher is excited to be working as a superhero and prince character for Magic Lamp Entertainment, and he hopes to bring many smiles to kids while also teaching them positive character traits.

TJ Rogers

TJ is so excited to join the Magic Lamp cast! He is no stranger to character performing, and has played numerous roles by working at birthday parties, events at the Chattanooga Zoo, and the annual Ronald McDonald Foundation fall festival.

He has been involved with the Chattanooga theatre scene for four years now. Some of the productions he has been a part of include Chicago, Cinderella, Mary Poppins, Addams Family, Ghost, and West Side Story. 

Aside from being a part of the cast, TJ has been a mentor and coach for young actors, helping with Beauty and the Beast JR. and Alice in Wonderland Jr. with Closed Door Entertainment. 

Keegan Chitwood

Keegan could not be more excited to be a part of Magic Lamp Entertainment! 

A native of Chattanooga, Keegan has been a part of numerous local theatre productions and some of his most notable credits include: Prince Eric in "The Little Mermaid," Sonny Latierri in “Grease the Musical”, Prince Adam in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and Tony in “West Side Story”. 

In 2016, he was nominated for Best Actor in a musical by Broadway.com for his role of Tony in West Side Story.

Keegan is a current student at the New York Institute of Art and Design pursuing yet another passion of his— Interior & Event Design. 

Off stage, Keegan volunteers his time Co-Directing the Theatrical Arts Department’s Annual Musical at Boyd-Buchanan High School, where he is an Alumni of the Class of 2015.

Hailey Breitmann

 Hailey could not be more excited to be a member of Magic Lamp Entertainment!  She just recently moved to Chattanooga and loves it.  Hailey has been involved theater for over five years.  She appeared as King Louie in The Jungle Book, Josie Pye in Anne of Green Gables and her favorite, the Cat in the Hat in Suessical Jr.  She’s worked as a part time babysitter and loves children.  Her favorite pastimes are singing, drawing, face painting, filming and editing short videos. She loves getting to be a princess because she can teach young girls to be kind, gracious, and true to themselves.  

Savannah Barrow

  

Savannah is so excited to join the Magic Lamp Entertainment cast! Born and raised in Chattanooga, Savannah was a classically trained dancer for 11 years. She was introduced to theatre at her school, Grace Baptist Academy, and has had a love and passion for it ever since. Some of her most notable roles include Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), Meg March (Little Women), and Grace Farrell (Annie). Additionally,

 

Savannah has also been a part of the Grace Baptist Academy Choir and Golden Voices Ensemble. Savannah is majoring in Secondary Education with a Theatre minor at UTC, and hopes to cultivate a love and passion for fine arts in the next generation of performers. 

Tel. 865-321-0203  I  MagicLampEntertainers@gmail.com

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