About Us

Our Organization

Players de Noc Theater – A place for artists to grow and develop

Our mission is to create high-quality theatrical experiences to entertain, enrich, and educate people of all ages.

Board of Directors

Tim Krebs, President

Tim Krebs was born in Escanaba, Michigan and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Psychology and Business Administration. He is a retired Customer Service Manager for Mead Publishing Paper Division, Global Customer Service Manager for UPM Kymmenne /USA and Global Supply Chain Manager for UPM Kymmenne.

Tim is also a registered nurse trained in surgery. Tim is currently the president of DTT Inc, a managing Partner of Krebs Partners LLC and a small business owner.

Tim currently resides in Escanaba, Michigan and is the father of four children Toni (Davin), Tai (Bob), Timmy and Caden and has 3 grandchildren, Treyson, Peyton and Griffin.Tim is the current president of the Board of Directors for Players de Noc, a member of the Bonifas Building Committee, and the Bonifas Capital Planning Team.

He was on the Credit Counsel for the Peninsula Federal Credit Union, and is a volunteer for many hospice patients in the area.Tim has been active in many productions over the past several years at Players de Noc as a singer, song writer, and an actor.

Tim was part of Friendship Ambassadors Program which included a month in Europe singing with a local high school group. Tim won the Best Supporting Actor Award in 2015 at AACTFest Competition for his role of Paddy in The Hairy Ape.

Brian Tourangeau, Vice-President

Brian Tourangeau was born and currently lives in Escanaba, Michigan. He graduated from Escanaba High School in 1997.

He has been involved in the Gaming/Entertainment Industry for 20 years both locally and in Colorado. He is employed at the Island Resort Casino as a member of the Surveillance Department. Brian is married to his loving wife Jenny and they have been together for 20 years. They share their life with 3 children Ethan(18), Natalie(15) and Benjamin (10). They are also home to a zoo of animals: 2 dogs (Alfred Belvedire and Stella), 2 cats ( Melvin Dew and Birdadette), A lovebird named Peep Peeps and 5 goldfish (Larry and the 4 Darryls ).

Brian’s stage experience started in Junior High and continues to this day. He has been in plays and musicals ranging from Children’s Theater in Appleton, Underground theater, High School, The Bonifas Fine Arts Center and through Players De Noc as an actor, backstage and a member of set construction.

He has participated in Chorus, Chorale, U.P. select Choir in Marquette and sings locally in Esky Pops. He has participated in Acting Workshops at Michigan Tech, Escanaba (CTAM) and Flint (CTAM).

Katherine LeDuc, Secretary

Katherine LeDuc was born in downstate Michigan and relocated to the Upper Peninsula with her parents and brother soon thereafter.

She graduated from Escanaba Area Public High School and obtained her undergraduate degree from Northern Michigan University. She also took accounting classes at Bay de Noc Community College and obtained a paralegal certificate through Southern Career Institute.

She is a paralegal who has worked at the same firm for 32 years. She is very interested in music and theatre and has performed in group concerts in the US, Italy and Israel where she was a soloist with the American Pilgrimage Choir.

She has been involved in Players de Noc for 45 years and has performed on stage and filled many backstage rolls including, directing, stage manager, props, makeup, lighting, set design and construction, and sound. Her favorite plays include “and the Winner Is…”,which she directed and the many musicals she appeared in.

Katherine is a Roman Catholic and is active in her church choir, as a cantor and lector in the parish of St Anne in Escanaba, Michigan. She attended the Diocesan Lay Ministry Leadership school. She has also been active with the National Association of Pastoral musicians serving as the Diocesan chapter director and served on the Cantor Steering Committee as the National Coordinator of the Basic Cantor Certificate for six years.

She has also worked for Mountain Retreat Productions, a recording company representing performing artist Mickey Newbury. She was in charge of accounting and distribution of the recordings and obtaining venues for performing artists.

Samantha Cassell, Treasurer

Samantha Cassell is a lifelong resident of Escanaba, Michigan. She holds double Bachelor degrees in Accounting and Business Administration through Lake Superior State University and is currently working at Roy Ness Contracting in Escanaba as the company’s construction accountant. Prior to this position, she worked as an accountant in a CPA firm and as the accountant for a local music store.

She currently resides in Escanaba and has two sons and one daughter. Samantha has been involved in theater since she was a child.

The first full musical that she performed in was “Meet Me in St. Louis,” when she was in the fifth grade. She has also performed in many other productions ranging from children’s productions (including Missoula), high school productions, and local community theater as an adult, both on stage acting and playing the French horn in the orchestra. She has taken vocal and dance lessons as a young child to teenager and still loves to put her knowledge and skills to good use in productions. While in high school, she participated in the school’s chorale vocal group and competed in competitions with the group.

Samantha has also been a member of the St. Anne’s church choir for over ten years prior to the birth of her children.Growing up, Samantha watched her mother, Karin Beveridge, perform on stage and that sparked her love for the theater. Her first musical on the Players’ stage, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” Samantha was fortunate enough to share the stage with her mother and make many memories in the process. In Players’ 2016-2017 season, Samantha and her mother starred alongside each other for a once in a lifetime experience in “9 to 5.”

Samantha is also seeing a love of music and theater develop in her children and hopes one day to share the stage with them, like her mother has with her.

Sara LaMarch, Publicity Director

Sara was born and raised in Escanaba, Michigan. She left the area after high school to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Central Michigan University and then later enlisted in the United States Army, where she served four years in active duty as a Paralegal Specialist.

After completing a tour in Iraq, Sara continued her service in the U.S. Army Reserve and started her career as a Claims Specialist with the Social Security Administration in her hometown office.

She now resides in Gladstone, Michigan with her husband, Phil, and their four dogs.

Sara is committed to personal development and active in her community. She recently completed her Master’s degree in Executive Leadership at Champlain College and is currently taking classes at Bay de Noc community college to update her technology skills.

Sara holds the position of Publicity Director for Players de Noc, Secretary for Upper Edge of Delta County, and is a member of the Escanaba Elks, Gladstone American Legion, and Esky Pops Choir.

She and her husband also volunteer regularly with the Delta County Chamber of Commerce.

Sara’s love for music and performing arts dates back to childhood, where she regularly charmed her family and friends with her mad dancing skills and superb lip-syncing abilities! This penchant for the spotlight lead her to theater, where she found her home both on stage and behind the curtain. Sara was active in her High School and Community College drama programs, and has been a part of Players de Noc since 2008. In that time, she held the roles of actor, stage manager, director, backstage manager, properties mistress, and light board operator.

Trevor Sebeck, House Manager

A 30+ year resident of Gladstone, Trevor is no stranger when it comes to entertainment. Church vocal choir, Handbell Choir, High School Marching band (3 years), High School Chorale (3yrs), Escanaba City Band, Escanaba Jazz Band, Barbershop chorus, Manistique Orchestra, and live stage actor are all things that seem to come natural. Competition levels include, Michigan State Vocal Association, Regional Barbershop Competition, and Solo & Ensemble festivals.

Trevor is an active member with the Fraternal Order of Eagles (Past treasurer, past secretary, and Trustee (current position), past member of Barbershop Harmony Society and board member to local chapter, member of the United States Bowling Congress, and lifetime member of Players De Noc.

A graduate of Escanaba High School and Bay De Noc Community College, Trevor has both lived, and grown up, in the Escanaba/Gladstone area all his life. He has worked in hospitality, retail, and food service; which customer service is second to none in his book. Bringing joy to each and every customer is a key to his success. This also brings the passion out in entertaining any audience that is set before him.

To Players De Noc, Trevor brings his joy to every patron that enters the lobby, their safety and enjoyment of a production is top priority. As a board member, he enjoys listening to everyone and being the friendly liaison between the general members and the board of directors. He brings insight from all different areas from the positions that he has previously filled. “I enjoy being involved in things, and sharing new ideas, by having fun while still getting business done!”

Heather Grimes, Scene Shop Manager

Heather Grimes is currently serving on the Players De Noc board supervising scene shop operations. Heather been in over 50 productions starting at the age of 11. She first appeared on the Players stage in 2000 as an ensemble member in their production of Guys and Dolls. She works in many capacities with in the theater group, besides acting, singing and dancing, she also does hair/makeup, sound design/board, light board operation, backstage manager, production stage manager and directed her first show in 2007. Heather’s reason for wanting the scene shop position on the board was to help improve conditions of the current building and to find new solutions for storage of our costumes.

She is very happy to be part of the team that acquired a new building to be remodeled into the Players De Noc Costume Shop. Heather also volunteers at Bay De Noc College with the drama department, helping students with all aspects of theater. Heather’s mission at Players De Noc has always been to ensure that everyone enjoys their time at the theater.

Outside of the theater Heather’s love of animals started her in her career working at a veterinary office in 2000 as an office assistant. She moved to Milwaukee Wisconsin in 2007 to further her career by working at Greendale Animal Emergency. She received training in intensive care,triage, internal medicine and exotic animal care. She became a Certified Veterinary Assistant in 2010. Retiring from animal medicine in 2015 she trained as an animal groomer at the K9 club where she currently works.

Heather spends her free time enjoying the outdoors fishing and playing disc golf. She loves sing in a band with her father.

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