Two by Two
Chris has been off and on stage with KED since 2000. You may remember him from Pirates of Penzance, Brigadoon, A Little Night Music, Assassins, Jekyll & Hyde and Les Miserables. You can also hear Chris as the voice of Troy in Bish's RV radio commercials and on color commentary and ring announcing for DIVE Professional Wrestling. When not on the boards or behind the microphone Chris can be found in commercial kitchens providing prep and line cooking services.
Bea Eichmann Allen
Esther, wife of Noah
Bea’s credits are numerous since she has been performing all her life, mostly as a character actress. She loved playing Mame, Molly Brown, and Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast). Her favorite KED roles: The Princess Puffer (Mystery of Edwin Drood), Desiree (A Little Night Music), Lady Bracknell (Importance of Being Earnest) and Reverend Mother in the Nunsense series. More recently, she sang the challenging music of Sondheim on Sondheim as well as memorable Broadway show tunes in Broadway—Singing the Decades in 2022 for KED. Bea loves singing with choirs at Cathedral of the Rockies, traveling, gardening, her BSU Broncos and spoiling her sweet 3-pound. companion, Zuzu!
John is excited to act on the KED stage again with Two by Two. While he sang in the Christmas review Tidings of Comfort and Joy, and he served as music director for KED’s 2001 production of Two by Two, he last acted with KED in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ching Ho). Prior productions include A Little Night Music (Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm), Titanic (Murdoch/Widener/3rd class passenger), Working (Nunez/Werner/Blossom), and Pirates of Penzance (pirate/policeman/music director). John currently teaches band to 5th and 6th grade students in the Boise School District.
Leah, wife of Shem
Dani has always been in love with musical theatre and is excited to be performing in Two By Two. Performing with Knock 'em Dead has always felt to her like coming home. In the past she has had the pleasure of being part of their Christmas reviews One Special Night and Just Believe as well as other shows like Something’s Afoot (Miss Tweed), Jekyll and Hyde (Emma Carew), Tintypes, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Flannery), and Jerry’s Girls. She has also had the pleasure of working with lights and sound for many other productions with KED. Dani has also been able to work with other theatres in Hello Dolly (Dolly Levi), South Pacific (Bloody Mary), Brigadoon (Meg Brockie), The Secret Garden (Martha), Annie Get Your Gun (Dolly Tate), White Christmas (Betty Haynes), Curtains (Georgia Hendricks), as well as others. Dani is so grateful for the opportunities she has been given to share her love of music and theatre.
Bren is a Southern Idaho Native who recently graduated from Central Washington University with a BFA in Theatre Performance. Recent credits include Ryan in Theory of Relativity, CWU Ensemble, and Noel in Ride the Cyclone at Magic Valley Repertory Theatre. Bren has worked with Ovation Performing Arts in Twin Falls, for the past two years teaching workshops, directing Musical Numbers, and running the sound board. Having just moved to Boise, Bren is excited to perform his first show with Knock 'em Dead and can't wait to bring this show to life.
Rachel, Ham’s wife
Starla is happy to be back with KED and participating with this awesome cast. Having been out of the theatre game for a few years, she sure has missed it. Some of her favorite shows with KED have been Tintypes, Once on This Island, and Jekyll and Hyde. In 2022, Starla skillfully performed in both KED shows—Sondheim on Sondheim and Broadway—Singing the Decades. Currently she is working as an 8th grade English/US History teacher which requires many of the performance skills that she uses in the theatre.
Chad Marvin is a well-respected character actor originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan now living in Boise, Idaho. He received his B.A. in vocal performance from Grand Valley State University, Michigan while his acting skills were cultivated over a lifetime of study and performing in both musical theatre and theatrical drama. Chad was in our first presentation of Two By Two and also appeared in KED’s Grease.
Chad has a passion for film which was developed while watching movies as a child and later while overseeing several film projects as Artist-In-Residence at various churches over the years. He is currently auditioning for film roles around the country.
His original song “Flying Free” was featured in the award-winning short documentary My Story of Alzheimer’s Disease. “Flying Free” won “Best Song” in the Top Shorts Film Festival September 2021 and was nominated in the same category in the New York International Film Awards November Edition.
Chad is an avid world traveler and hiker. He has climbed several 14,000 ft peaks in Colorado. His most recent treks include the Inca trail to Machu Picchu in Peru and an 8-day trek to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.
Darian is a musical theater veteran in the Treasure Valley. She has been on the KED stage for revues Broadway—Singing the Decades and Tidings of Comfort and Joy. You may recognize her from other theatre productions of Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, and Beehive The 60’s Musical. Offstage, she has been the Music Director for several productions and coaches young thespians. Her voice graces 6 FM radio stations in the valley. She is also an accomplished singer-songwriter with original music.