Here's What's Happening
Da'Merius Crosses the Pacific
June 2018-- Da'Merius has been cast as a Resident Actor with English Musicals Korea. There he will perform and create original children's musicals that will help Korean children learn English. http://www.englishmusicals.com/about.html
Da'Merius Sets Foot On An Island
April 2018-- Da'Merius has been cast in Spinning Tree Theatre's Production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. He will be playing the role of Armand, directed by Nedra Dixon. Based loosely on the classic tale "The Little Mermaid," this story heightens aspects of the original tale through the use of islander themes and music. The show will run April 20th through May 6th with a recption and a talkback following the show on select dates. For more information on tickets and a complete list of show dates follow the link below: http://spinningtreetheatre.com/once-on-this-island/
Da'Merius Puts On Elf Ears
November 2017-- In the Inaugural Opening of WINTERFEST, Da'Merius will take on the role of Poindexter in TINKER'S TOY FACTORY. A charming story about how an "old fashioned" Christmas gift can still be just as accepting in today's day and age. Opening the day after Thanksgiving, the show will run five times a day, on weekends, through the Holidays.
Da'Merius Goes to A HAUNTED HOMECOMING
September 2017-- Da'Merius will be performing in a Halloween inspired show this fall. Running from September 16th to October 29th on weekends, 3-5 times a night, HAUNTED HOMECOMING will take the audience on a spooky musical revue of everyone's favorite Halloween classics.
Da'Merius Rocks Out In 80s Style Revue
May 2017-- Da'Merius begins rehearsals for DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' with Cedar Fair Live Entertainment. The show is an all 80s revue, paying tribute to popular TV and music of the time. With songs such as Movin' On Up from The Jeffersons, Bon Jovi's You Give Love A Bad Name and of course Journey's Don't Stop Belivin', Da'Merius and the rest of the cast will rock the house down 4-5 times a day from June 3rd to August 6th.
Da'Merius Attends Open Jar Institute
July 2016-- Da'Merius, among 60 others, will attend New York City to participate in the Open Jar Institute, A musical theatre Braodway acting Intensive with Co-Artistic Directors Jeff Whiting and James Gray. There he will get a taste of what it takes to be an actor in the city and the opportunity to work with Broadway professionals and casting directors one on one as he prepares for his move to the Big Apple.
Da'Merius Wins Musical Theatre Intensive Scholarship, Goes to D.C, and Much More...
April 2016-- Da'Merius won the Musical Theatre Intensive singing portion for his rendition of "The Bus" from CAROLINE OR CHANGE at KCACTF Region V. This earned him a partial scholarship to attend the Open Jar Institute, a musical theatre Broadway acting intensive, in NYC this summer and an all expense paid trip to Washington, DC to perform that song at the Kennedy Center at the KCACTF National Festival. There, he and 12 others, were the first to be apart of the Musical Theatre Fellows and to receive additional scholarships from Jeff Whiting, Artistic Director of the Open Jar Institute, to attend the Open Jar Institute. And lastly, but most certainly not least, while in D.C. Da'Merius received a national award for Most Distinguished Performance by an Actor in A Musical for SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE and accepted five other awards on WSU's behalf for the Production of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE that performed at the regional festival.
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE hits the road
January 2016-- Wichita State University's Production of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE was among the top five shows selected to perform their show in its entirety at the KCACTF Region V. Performing at the Ames Center in Minneapolis, MN, Da'Merius, will be reviving his role as Victor for which he was nominated as an Irene Ryan.