Meet the Talent of Act4Mystery
Act4Mystery is lucky to have an amazing and talented troupe of actors, some who have been with us since day one - March 15, 2003! Read about them below. And if you're local to Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Pensacola, Navarre, etc. etc. and are interested in joining the troupe, please call, email or message and we'll go from there! We're always looking for new talent!
Cynthia is a mother of two who lives and works in Ft. Walton Beach. She appeared in the Stage Crafter's presentation of Sylvia, has worked backstage for the Performing Arts Center, and has been performing with Act4Mystery since 2004.
Heidi is a mother of two who lives and works in Navarre. She came to an Act4Mystery presentation in 2008 and decided she wanted to be a part of it. A hard-charging real estate agent by day, she is a natural performer and always "sells" her character to our guests!
Joe is retired from the Air Force and teaches the GED program at Northwest Florida State College. Joe's theater experience began in college with parts in Lil Abner and Becket. During his two tours at Eglin AFB, Joe played roles in The Boyfriend, Arsenic and Old Lace, Damn Yankees, and Bell, Book and Candle. In addition to his work with Act4Mystery, Joe is also a major performer for the drama team at his church.
Jim is a versatile and talented actor who, since 2003, has been a real asset to Act4Mystery. He has wowed us in BEDLAM IN CABIN B, MURDER BY MERLOT, PEACE, LOVE AND MURDER... well, the list goes on and on!
Bill is a loving husband and father of two adult daughters. He is new to Act4Mystery, but no stranger to acting. He hails from Michigan where he was active in community theater, playing Harry Bright in Mamma Mia, Bamatabois in Le Miz, and The Black Knight in Spamalot, just to name a few. He is elated to have been given another opportunity to take the "stage" and entertain people here in Northwest Florida!
PAULA HILTON - Founder, Director, Producer, Writer, Actress &
Stage Manager
Paula is the founder of Act4Mystery. She has written 38 plays for Act4Mystery to date, directs and produces all plays, and acts in several of them. In her spare time (hahahahaha!!!!) she loves to bedazzle things, sing, paint, and garden, and is a Do-It-Yourselfer with great intentions!
Jessika graduated from Northwest Florida with her nursing degree, and immediately accepted a position as an RN in a nursing home in Niceville. Her tough schedule on the front line prevents her from performing, but she still helps out founder Paula (her Mom!) every chance she can managing shows and helping with choreography.
ROCHELLE KIMBALL - Choreographer
Rochelle is a fantastic dancer who also happens to excel as a Business Development Manager. She lives in Fort Walton Beach with her husband and children. Rochelle is the choreographer for Act4Mystery and has choreographed dance routines for all shows needing that "special something" to bring the death scene to life! And she really brings it, because as it turns out, all the actors are actually afraid of her (even her mother, founder Paula Hilton!).
During his youth, Christopher performed stand-up comedy, published his own humor magazine, won several "Addy" awards for print and radio advertising, and had his tender mind warped by MAD Magazine, NATIONAL LAMPOON, and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, among others. He is an award-winning journalist, cartoonist and actor who has written for MAD, ROCK & RAP CONFIDENTIAL, WEEKLY HUMORIST,, THE THIRTY-A REVIEW, and DESTIN LIFE. For 12 years, he served as Editor of the Northwest Florida-based tabloid THE BEACHCOMBER. Christopher's greatest claims to fame are making Jerry Lewis laugh, meeting Stephen King, and blocking Jim Carrey's eyeline during the filming of THE TRUMAN SHOW in Seaside, Florida.
Originally from South Florida, Laurie began her professional dance career at the age of 18 as a dancer at the Walt Disney World theme parks. She has danced and performed her way through Disney, which included various shows in the Magic Kingdom, MGM Studios, Epcot Center, Disney Convention shows, and Disney promotional videos for upcoming movies and attractions. Laurie has been seen in commercials such as Shoe Carnival, Disney's West Side and Pleasure Island. Her TV credits include: SuperBoy, Heaven On Earth, and a music video from country artist Razzy Bailey. She has been seen in the movie WaterBoy and featured in Independent films as well. Her Industrial credits (both acting and dancing) include: Burdines, Moretti Beer, Miller Lite, Orlando Magic's Fandimonium, Scruples, Redken, Southern Women's Convention, The Fantasia Ball amongst others. Her choreography has been seen at the House of Blues in Orlando, Capones Dinner Theatre in Orlando, television pilots, The Orlando Roller Gators, Various College Stage productions including FAME and West Side Story, various festivals and award winning dance competition teams. Some of her stage credits include: Will Roger's Follies – Ziegfield Girl; "Phoebe" from Friends (look-a-like) at Universal Studios-Orlando and Capones Dinner Theatre – Lead- "Bunny June." Laurie is now the owner of Dance Academy of Santa Rosa located in Milton. She has a college age daughter who attends UCF and a husband who she adores and loves to share the stage with when she gets the chance.
Originally from Pace Florida, Mac McCrory began his acting career in the Orlando area where he met his wife Laurie and had their daughter Donnelle who now attends UCF. For many years, Mac played a gangster server that was a main part of the dinner theatre show "Capones" located in Kissimmee, Fl where he also filled in for the lead role of Detective Marvel when needed. Mac can be seen in many independent films with titles including: The Brothers, Stealing Diane, Spacey Brothers, Tell Tale Heart and Blood Brothers. His commercial credits include: Universal studios, Hard Rock Café, Finish Line Sports, Rooms To Go as well as Pleasure Island. Mac now runs his decorative concrete company CONCRETE COWBOYS, INC in Milton Fl and is excited to hit the "stage" once again as a part of the ACT4Mystery theatre crew!
Missy has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and is the CEO of a local non-profit. She participated behind the scenes in several Act4Mystery fundraisers before joining the troupe several years ago. She's taken on several fun roles since then and is an essential part of the troupe!
Carl is a new member to the troupe. Originally from San Francisco, Carl now lives in Destin where he has a great job doing beach service. Earlier in his life, Carl was active in high school and college theater, performing in a variety of productions including; Annie, Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Euripide's Iphigenia in Taurus, and Shakespeare's Taming of the Shew. Carl is looking forward to stretching his acting legs again!
Mary Ann remembers role-playing in front of her mirror at home and directing her friends in imaginary stories and shows at the ripe old age of 2. She eventually turned her dream into reality, beginning with the role of Steffy in I Ought to be in Pictures at OWC, moving on to Mariette in The Dinner Party and the Duchess of York at OWC, and has been with Act4Mystery since 2007.
Sally joined Act4Mystery in 2012, bringing with her a ton of experience both on stage and in television and commercials. After taking a brief break from performing during and after COVID, Sally is making her retun in REDNECK RIVALRY planned for this summer. Welcome back Sally!
Matt is a registered nurse by day and an aspiring actor by night. He lives in Niceville with his wife and children. He was raised around a real cast of characters growing up on the Mississippi coast. He draws his acting inspiration from the classic physical comedy actors. In his spare time he is a Cub Scout Leader.
As a theater major at Auburn University, Kay was involved in several productions onstage and behind the scenes including Celebration, Picnic and A Man for All Seasons. She has performed in community theater in Georgia and Florida in productions of The Miracle Worker, Death Trap and No Sex Please, We're British, as well as several television commercials. Her performances are dedicated to her late father who said she would never make a dime acting. Kay was in Act4Mystery's first production in 2003 and has performed every year since!