Introducing... Adel-Catherine Comeaux
Adel-Catherine Comeaux has the arts in her blood. With a professional photographer and talented singer as her parents, it was only natural that this fiery redhead find a home in the world of performance.
Born in Lafayette, Louisiana, Adel-Catherine began her acting career as one of the original members of the St. Martinville Evangeline Players' Youth Drama Camp, which she attended for three years, with roles in such shows as ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE, ANIMAL FARM, THE BOUDREAUX AND THIBODEAUX SHOW, and A SALUTE TO AMERICA.
A 2006 graduate of St. Martinville Senior High, Adel-Catherine was valedictorian and parish Student of the Year. She was a founding member of the SMSH Speech Team (under the direction of Corky Matthews) and participated in the Speech class for two years, in which she won the Best Actress award.
At the age of 16, Adel-Catherine began her work with The Evangeline Players (St. Martinville, LA) when she was cast as Lily St. Regis and Ronnie Boylen in the production of ANNIE ( Summer 2004). Other roles with the Evangeline Players include: The Strawberry Blonde in Agatha Christie's WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (Summer 2005), Beverly Lewis in STAR ON THE DOOR (Fall 2005), The Fairy Godmother in Rodgers' and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA (Summer 2007), Susan Hudson in PRESCRIPTION: MURDER (Fall 2009), Carter in UNCOMMON WOMEN AND OTHERS (Summer 2011), and Julia Brougham in THE BISHOP'S WIFE (Winter 2011).
Adel-Catherine has also been assistant director for the Summer Drama Camp production of STORYBOOK THEATRE (Summer 2006), director/playwright for the Summer Drama Camp production of HARE (Summer 2008), and director of the Summer Drama Camp productions of THE BOUDREAUX AND THIBODEAUX SHOW (Summer 2009) and STORIES UNDER THE BIG TOP (Summer 2010).
Adel-Catherine has also worked with other area theatres, including The Iberia Performing Arts League (New Iberia, LA) as Ermengarde in their production of HELLO, DOLLY! (Spring 2005) and as assistant director of ALADDIN, JR. (Summer 2009) and Amittai Productions (Coteau Holmes, LA) as both director and Mary Magdalene in the passion play WATCH THE LAMB (Spring 2006-2008).
In August of 2008, Adel-Catherine joined the cast of Cindy Brown's NIGHT OF THE PINK FLAMINGO as Ida, an elderly and overbearing church mother. The role would require Adel-Catherine to age herself over thirty years. However, due to Hurricane Gustav, the show, which was scheduled to begin its run in September 2008, was cancelled.
In 2010, Adel began her work with Acting Unlimited, Inc. as assistant director on the company's production of BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL(Summer 2010) and continued working with them as "Diwata" in SPEECH & DEBATE (October 2010).
She is currently preparing for a return to the Evangeline Players' stage as "Mrs. Bettina Salisbury" in A DICKENS' CHRISTMAS CAROL: A TRAVELING TRAVESTY IN TWO TUMULTOUS ACTS (Winter 2012).
A Communications Studies/ Religious Studies University Medalist graduate from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, Adel-Catherine looks forward to continuing her stage career and learning all she can from her many mentors.
Special Thanks To:
*Rocky for understanding my hobby and always being in my corner. I got you, babe!
*Mama & Papa for your continued love and support and the endless hours of Broadway musicals being blasted through the radio.
*Kevin James, my Tootah, for being such a wonderful godchild and thinking that your Nana is a star. Love ya like a rockstar!
*My family and friends for understanding my strange fascination with musicals and standing by me, even when my dreams seemed out of reach.
*Corky Matthews for never giving me a 50 and teaching me to "defend my maracas". I owe my first role to you.
*Walter Brown for being such a strong leader, always providing direction, and opening the door to the world of theatre for me.
*Donna Berard for being such an inspiration and giving words of encouragement when they were so desperately needed.
*Pearl Louise, my Poshie, for always being happy to see me when I come home and teaching me that true love is unconditional, as long as there are Bacon Bites involved.