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Carrie Helm (Director)

Carrie Helm is a gradute of the University of Central Oklahoma with a BA in Education. She worked as a Speech, Debate, and Theatre teacher in the public schools for 7 years and is currently spending her time raising her two children, directing, performing, and volunteering her time to other projects she is passionate about. Carrie is currently Youth Ministry Director at Piedmont United Methodist Church and recently opened PUMC Fine Arts Studio where she teaches private lessons and classes. As director, performer, stage manager and teacher, she has been involved with Cimarron Opera Company, Poteet Theatre, Jewel Box Theatre, Bethany Stage and school theatre departments. Carrie is passionate about theatre because she has seen first-hand how the art of storytelling changes lives.


Kristin Fitzgerald

Kristin Fitzgerald is an Oklahoma City native and holds a degree in vocal music from Oklahoma City University. She is honored to have been a part of Cimarron Opera Company since 2010.  Since that time, she has enjoyed being a part of six different Scholastic Tour productions including this year’s new offering: The New Kid.  She has also had the pleasure of performing in the Salon Series performances of Tell me a Story and La Pizza con Funghi. Outside of Cimarron Opera Company, she has performed regularly in the OKC area with roles such as Maria (Sound of Music), Julie Jordon (Carousel), Meg March (Little Women) and Sarah Brown (Guys and Dolls).  When she’s not working in the theatre, she spends her time as a bone fide soccer mom, wife and pet wrangler.

She will be playing the character of Francine.

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Matthew Graves

Matthew Graves is the Choral director at Noble High School. He is happy to be back with Cimarron, having performed the role of Frederick in Pirates two summers ago. He has performed with numerous companies in the central and northern parts of Oklahoma.

He will be playing the character of Paul.


Laura Himes

LAURA HIMES is a graduate of University of Oklahoma with a BME in Vocal Music Education. She worked as a choir teacher in the public schools for five years until she decided it was time to follow a life long dream of opening a performing arts studio. As a performer and music director, she has worked at Lyric Theatre, Sooner Theatre, Poteet Theatre, Cimarron Opera, and Spotlight Acting Academy through Dance Unlimited. She has played the piano for 20+ years and has accompanied choirs, private voice students, ensembles, and musicals.  Laura is a co-founder of Kismet Arts Studio ( and OKC onstage ( 

She will be playing the character of Belinda.

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Shannon Kaye

Shannon Kaye is a first place winner in the NATS Competition, placed in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild and has performed with the Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Opera Festival di Roma, CU Opera, University of Oklahoma Opera and the Opera Theatre of the Rockies.  She received her Master of Music degree at OU and she is thrilled to perform with Cimarron Opera for a second year. 

She will be playing the character of Francine.

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Grace Otto

Grace Otto has been working with Cimarron Opera for ten years. She attended Cimarron Opera Camp where she fell in love with performing and the company itself. Grace is currently a senior at the University of Central Oklahoma where she studies Political Science. She has been part of the Scholastic Opera Tour for four years and has been seen as Sassy Duck (The Ugly Duckling), The Owl/Greedy Guy (The Owl, The Tree, & Me), Princess Lulu (The Princess and the Pea). 

She will be playing the character of Francine.

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Natasha Naik

Natasha Naik is from Edmond, Oklahoma. She is a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma studying vocal performance. Natasha first performed with Cimarron Opera in their summer opera theater camp where she performed the roles of Dame Hannah(Ruddigore), Don Alhambra( The Gondoliers), The Pirate King(The Pirates of Penzance), and Lady Jane(Patience). Most Recently she was in the ensemble of Cimarron’s summer operetta H.M.S Pinafore. 

She will be playing the character of Belinda.


Also cast in the role of Francine: Gianna Hoffman

Also cast in the role of Paul: George Soter, David Soto Zambrana

Bios and photos to be updated soon!