Freddy Carnes, TAP Teaching Artist and Artistic Associate has worked with TAP for the past 5 years! He was recently awarded After School Teacher of the Year at the Central Texas After School Network’s (CTAN) 7th Annual Breakfast of Champions!
Freddy is an actor, producer, director, writer, composer and teacher who has won many other awards and recognition for his years of work with children including special recognition from Mayor Will Wynn and a B. Iden Payne award. He has co-written and directed over 40 operas with elementary school children and has produced several CD’s of his original songs.
Check out his upcoming show! “The Odyssey: A Rock Musical”
Freddy Carnes Productions presents a new Rock Musical based on Homer’s Epic Poem. The story of Odysseus’ journey from the Trojan War to his wife Penelope and son Telemachus is told through 15 new songs with a live Rock Band. A cast of eleven stays true to Homer’s characters while giving the story a modern score. The love story of Odysseus and Penelope is as timeless as Romeo and Juliet or Scarlett and Rhett.
The show starts Friday Aug. 13 at 8:00pm at the Dougherty Arts Center 1110 Barton Springs Rd. There will even be a party in the lobby after the show!
Showing Aug. 13 – Sept. 4
All shows start at 8:00pm. Ticket price $15.00. Discount tickets available online. For phone reservations or more info call (512) 891-8387 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website:
Cast and Roles:
Richard Dodwell – Odysseus (IMDB)
Andrea Nelson – Penelope
Janette Jones – Athena
Philip Olson – Telemachus
Evan J. Kelley – Antinoos
Anna Maria Garcia – Calypso
Lorella Loftus – Nurse
Craig Kanne – Eumaios
Jennifer Fielding – Queen Arete
JR Zambrano – Eurymachus
Claire Irwin – Amphinomoos
Freddy Carnes – Director
Olga Kasma-Carnes – Stage Manager
Matt Poitras – Costumer
Brenda Benton – Choreographer
Alex Dodwell – Marketing
Jennifer Fielding – Light Design
Will Ott – Assistant Light Design
Lynn Johnson – House Manager
Pam Friday – Costume Consultant
Tana Brown – Photographer
Freddy Carnes – Musical Director, Guitar
Terri Lord – Drums
Dan Fruehauf – Bass