Meet the Cast
Huxsie Scott -
A native of Savannah, Georgia, Huxsie Scott is regarded as one of the greatest jazz/blues artists ever to live and perform in the Savannah Coastal Area. Huxsie began her career as a jazz vocalist in 1973. She has performed with many of the area’s premier jazz ensembles and symphony orchestras and was a featured opener for such jazz greats as the late Lionel Hampton and McCoy Tyner. She was the original vocalist for the Savannah Jazz Orchestra and worked as the featured vocalist for jazz great and savannah resident, bassist Ben Tucker. In 1987 Huxsie came full circle and went back to her roots, singing Gospel and Inspirational music. She has recorded four full Gospel projects, an album of Johnny Mercer music and a self titled album of her favorite standards. Huxsie has been a featured vocalist at the Savannah Theatre since they opened in August of 2002. She is also a staff member in the music ministry at Overcoming By Faith Church. She is the proud mother of twin daughters and a son, the grandmother of eleven and great grandmother of one.
Danielle Walker - Saxophone
Raised in Brunswick, Georgia, Danielle joined the cast of the Savannah Theatre September of 2004. Her music career began while in high school performing with the Jekyll Island Big Band. She went on to receive her B.A. in Music Performance at Brevard College, Brevard, North Carolina in 2001. While attending at Brevard, she was featured on Baritone Saxophone with the Summer Jazz Workshop Faculty Band presenting the music of the Miles Davis Nonet in 1998. Playing the songs Rocker, Israel, and Jeru, the band was also featured on NPR hosted by Branford Marsalis. Danielle studied abroad in Altmünster, Austria in 1999, studying German as well as participating in the local Musik Kapelle. In 2000, while playing Baritone Saxophone in the Brevard College Saxophone Quartet, they performed at The 12th World Saxophone Congress in Montreal. Danielle is proud to be a part of such a great group of people and performers here at the Savannah Theatre. She would like to thank her family for believing in her and all of her mentors.
Michelle Meece -
Michelle Meece is a Wisconsin girl firmly planted in the deep South. Having moved here almost 20 years ago to renovate and found the Savannah Theatre project, she now calls Savannah home. Michelle holds a BA in vocal performance from the University Wisconsin-Madison and is grateful to be using that training still today. Favorite shows & roles include: Les Miserables (Cosette), Grease (Sandy), Mamma Mia (Rosie) and TL5Y (Kathy). Michelle has three wild children, a loving husband, an insane goldendoodle, two hamsters and a very full heart. She also loves Jesus & her mama. Enjoy the show y’all!
Matthew Meece -
Matthew Meece is originally from Dallas, Texas and graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Psychology (Random right?). He moved to Savannah in May of 2002, as one of the owners of the production company that renovated the theatre and continues to produce the shows. He has been in what feels like 4 billion shows on the Savannah Theatre stage. He would like to thank the talented Mamma Mia cast and crew for putting up with our craziness and for keeping this amazing Theatre going. Matthew is happily married to his best friend Michelle and they have three children, Cameron, Sutton and Maryn. He would also like to thank his crazy talented parents for showing him the ropes of Show Biz. (Oh, and this photo is like 10 years old and that shirt makes me look a little weird.)
F. Michael Zaller - Sam
Michael is an original cast member at the Savannah Theatre, as well as one of the owners. Mike grew up in Omaha, NE, where he performed such roles as Billy in Carousel and Curly in Oklahoma!. In 2005, he left Savannah to perform for a year in the National Tour of The Will Rogers Follies as Will Rogers. Though he has performed many roles locally and nationally, he has found his favorite roles to be “Husband” to fellow cast member Shannon, and “Dad” to their 2 girls and 2 boys! Mike is thankful for the blessings the last 19 years in Savannah have brought him!!!
Jabre Brown -
Jabre Brown is a native of Savannah, Georgia. He is a senior at Savannah State University and is majoring in Global Logistics/International Business. Jabre started singing in church at an early age and has been making music ever since. He has been on stage at the Savannah Theater since 2018. When not studying or performing, Jabre enjoys playing tennis and training as a boxer. He is the oldest of 14 siblings and would love to one day perform on Broadway!
Shannon Zaller -
Shannon joined the core cast at the Savannah theatre in 2005 and has been performing professionally since 2000 in theatres across the country and is currently represented by East Coast Talent Agency. Favorite roles include Eponine in Les Miserables, Jovie in Elf: The Musical, and Pippi in The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Shannon is married to Mike Zaller, a fellow cast member at the theatre, and together they have 4 really cool kids. She has also been a professional portrait photographer for over 15 years. www.shannonzaller.com
Chris Trevino -
Chris Trevino is a Performing Arts Graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design. He has performed numerous times on stage in his time there appearing in musicals and plays, as well as doing short films and an Independent feature. This is his first show at Savannah Theater and he appreciates his friends and family so much for their support.
Amie Dasher -
Amie Dasher is so happy to be back performing with The Savannah Theatre! After getting her BA in Theatre Performance from AASU in Savannah GA, she completed a musical theatre intensive at CAP21 in NYC. Since then, she has been performing in regional theatres across the Southeast and Midwest. A favorite experience so far has been playing Gigi in the musical Dreamland Drive-in with Dollywood Entertainment, and getting to meet Dolly Parton. She was later cast in a television documentary on the life of Dolly Parton, and got to play Dolly herself! Another rewarding experience was a summer spent working with Voices Inside, a group that hires actors and partners with prisons to help incarcerated men express themselves through theatre and playwriting. Some favorite roles on stage have been Cinderella in Disenchanted!(Nicely Theatre Group), Amy March in Little Women The Musical (Savannah Repertory Theatre), Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes (Cornwell’s Dinner Theatre), and Frenchy in Grease here at The Savannah Theatre! Amie is represented by East Coast Talent Agency. She is so thankful that God has blessed her with a supportive family and husband, and she is having the best time dancing once again here at The Savannah Theatre!
Belen Giha -
Belén Giha was born into an artistic family in Lima, Peru, and is currently earring a BFA in Film and Television at SCAD. She is a recurring member of Savannah Sketch, appearing most recently in their lives shows “Are We There Yet” and “48 Hour Play”, as well as in various independent films and music videos. She is thrilled to make her musical debut in Mamma Mia! with the Savannah Theater!
Arianna Gavrilas -
Arianna started her dance training 12 years ago at Gretchen Greene School of Dance where she’s currently part of their competitive ensemble. In the past 7 years she attended several Regional and National competitions earning scholarships towards training and dance intensives across the USA. Arianna also collaborates with The Savannah Theatre and took part in their Christmas Tradition show. She is a sophomore at Savanah Arts Academy and is looking forward to continue her dance training after high school.