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Daniel Gambill, originally of Quitman, Texas, is a grad of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Theatre Education. Some of his directing credits include The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby,  A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Kentucky Cycle: Fire in the Hole, Macbeth, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Peer Gynt, A Girl Called Opal, Mariner, Alice in Wonderland, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Almost, Maine, The Voice of the Prairie, Once Upon a Playground, Man of La Mancha, Epic Proportions, Wine in the Wilderness, and The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage. Mr. Gambill has done design work for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Epic Proportions, The Cheerful Princess, The Death of Bessie Smith and others. Some of his acting credits include Twelfth Night, As You Like It, The Elephant Man, Driving Miss Daisy, Crimes of the Heart,and many more.

In UIL One Act Play, Mr. Gambill has competed at every level of One Act Play. In 2015, Crandall made history by advancing to the State One Act Play contest with The Kentucky Cycle: Fire in the Hole, making it the furthest advancing play in Crandall history. Mr. Gambill’s 2016 production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and his 2013 production of Mariner each received Alternate to State. Crandall Middle School was crowned District Champions for the fourth year in a row with the production of The Voice of the Prairie.

Mr. Gambill is a two-time recipient of the White House’s President’s Service Award for public service. The 2016-2017 school year will mark Mr. Gambill's sixth year at Crandall ISD, and his seventh year teaching. In July of 2011, Mr. Gambill married his best friend, Katie. Mr. and Mrs. Gambill have one son, Gabriel. They also have a five-year-old shih-tzu named Layla.


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Coming this fall to Theatre Crandall Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Winning musical Into the Woods. The many tales of the Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairy-tale about wishes, family, and the choices we make.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

One of Sondheim's most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word. (Musical Theatre International,

Theatre Crandall
William Shakespeare's
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Theseus, the duke of Athenia/ Oberon, the king of the fairies- Gareth Phipps

Egeus, Hermia’s father- Brandon Furtick

Demetrius, betrothed to Hermia- David Heath

Lysander, in love with Hermia- Dalyn Kvapil

Hippolyta, betrothed to Theseus/Titania, the queen of the fairies- Shayna Survil

Hermia, in love with Lysander- Jordyn Pierson

Helena, in love with Demetrius- Bailey Daniels

Puck (Robin Goodfellow), a mischievous fairy, servant to Oberon- Ethan De La Torre

Moth, one of Oberon’s fairies- Audrey Moore

Cobweb, one of Oberon’s fairies- Haley Noble

Peaseblossom, one of Titania’s fairies- Marissa Patterson

Mustardseed, one of Titania’s fairies- Baileigh West

Mote, one of Titania’s fairies- Casandra Colley

Peter Quince, the director- Patrick Richardson

Nick Bottom, “Pyramus”- Presley Butler

Francis Flute, “Thisbe”- Mitchell Pleake

Starveling, “Prologue”/”Moonshine”- Tim Bogan

Snug, “Lion”- Alondra Strawther

Snout, the “Wall”- Rachel Grant