Meet

the cast

Bear Grease in High Praire

as “Sandy”

Crystle Lightning (Canadian Screen Award Winner for “Best Actress in a Drama Series” 2021) is an Indigenous Actress from the Enoch Cree Nation in Alberta. She began her show business journey at the young age of nine when the Lightning Family moved from Canada to Los Angeles, there Crystle landed her first lead role in the feature: “3 Ninjas: Knuckle Up” and she has been working in the industry ever since.

Crystle’s Film and Television appearances include: “Yellowstone” (Paramount +), “Outlander”(Starz), “Trickster”(CW), “The Good Doctor”(ABC), “Rutherford Falls” (Peacock), “Ghosts”(CBS), “Three Pines” (Prime TV) and most recent “Lawmen: Bass Reeves”(Paramount +). This year you will see Crystle in “Spirit Rangers” (Netflix), George R. R. Martin’s “Mary Margaret Road Grader” (Directed by Steven Paul Judd) and “Fancy Dance” (Directed by Erica Tremblay).

Henry Andrade

as “Danny”

Henry Cloud Andrade (Huichol/Wixárika) is an Actor (“Yellowstone”, “Hey Viktor”), An Amazon #1 BestSelling Author and Illustrator (Indigenous Legends, Moosebumpz: Scary Stories from the Rez), Multi-Award Winning Recording Artist (LightningCloud) and former World Record holder for “Longest Freestyle Rap”. Cloud is also Co Creator and Writer and Composer for “Bear Grease the Musical”.

Tammy Rae Lamouche

as “Rezzo”

Tammy Rae (Whitefish Lake/Gift Lake Metis) is a Recording Artist and Cultural Educator with a Degree in Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Tammy has recently headlined “Le Grand Ménage des Fêtes!” with TV5Monde, broadcasted in over 200 countries. Some of Tammys theatrical accomplishments consist of “CIVIL BLOOD: A Treaty Story” (Thou Art Here Theatre) and her dynamic performance as “Rezzo” in the smash hit musical “BEAR GREASE”.

Bryce Morin

as “Roger”

Bryce Morin (Enoch Cree Nation) from Treaty 6, Alberta – is an Actor, Vocalist, Cultural Educator, Traditional Drummer/Singer and Storyteller. Recently Bryce has taken the Theatre World by storm for his performance as “Roger” in the All Star, Indigenous Hit-Musical – BEAR GREASE. Some of Bryce Morin’s theatrical achievements consist of “CIVIL BLOOD: A Treaty Story” (Thou Art Here Theatre) and “IN-COR-RI-GO-BLE: The Legend of Thundervoice” (Blythe Festival, University of Alberta).

Melody McArthur

as “Frenchie”

Melody McArthur (Big Stone Cree Nation) is a multi-award winning pop-inspired R&B singer, songwriter, and actress from Treaty 8, Alberta. McArthur received the 2022 Indigenous Hip Hop Award for R&B Single of the Year, 2022 Native American Music Award for Best Pop Recording, and the 2022 Indigenous Superstar Awards for Best Pop and Rising Star. In September of 2021 McArthur hit #1 on the National Indigenous Music Countdown for her single Unceded, and has charted over 10 singles on the national syndicated countdown program since 2014. Melody plays the fiery “Frenchie” in “BEAR GREASE the Musical”.

Artson

as “Arty”

Artson (Tarahumara/Rarámuri) is a Hip Hop Recording Artist and member of the “Style Elements Crew” and former member of the legendary “Rock Steady Crew” from El Paso, Texas. He is a 2017-2019 Native American Music Award Winner and the 2021 Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Winner for Best Music Video. Artson makes his theatrical debut as the cloud walking, “Arty McFly” in “BEAR GREASE the Musical”

Teneil Whiskeyjack

as “Marty”

Teneil Whiskeyjack (Saddle Lake Cree Nation) is an Award Winning Actress (“DreamKeepers”, “Tribal”, “Blackstone”) and Performance Artist. She has recently made her playwrights debut with “Ayita” at the SkirtsAFire Festival. Teneil has recently been nominated for an Esquao Award and her latest film “Hey Viktor” has just made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival and TIFF this year!

Rodney McLeod

as “Canuckie”

Rodney McLeod (Frog Lake Nation) is an Actor (“Tin Star”, “Lost Face”) and a Martial Arts Instructor (Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu). He makes his theatre debut as the lovable “Canuckie” in “BEAR GREASE the Musical”.

Nipíy Iskwew

as “Jan”

Skylene Gladue aka Nipiy Iskwew (Beaver First Nation) is an Actress (APTN’s “Merchants of the Wild”) Fashion Designer (Nipîy Iskwew Designs) Motivational Speaker (Magoo Crew) and Burlesque Dancer (Body Sovereignties, Spotlight Cabaret, Rubaboo Arts Festival). Skylene makes her theatre debut as the ever-deadly “Jan” in “BEAR GREASE the Musical”.

Jeremy Echols

Showrunner/Light Technician

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Omar Ornelas (Panda)

Showrunner/Light Technician

Omar “Panda” Ornelas (Huichol), the showrunner of Bear Grease, is known for his work as a graphic artist and videographer for chart-topping recording artists like Baby Bash, Paul Wall, Frankie J, Ckan, Beatriz Gonzalez, and Sara La Morena.

Parish Gambler

Merch Girl/Stage Hand

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Justin Giehm

as “Sonny Boy”

Justin Giehm (Navajo/Diné) is a dancer, model, and actor (Jamestown, Ridiculous 6) based in New Mexico. At a young age, Justin began dancing by teaching himself from YouTube and later went on to teach various styles of dance, including hip hop. He became a member of Dancing Earth in 2014, joining the Summer Institute and a show called SEED with 60 community members in the Four Corners area. Later touring with Seeds Re Generation to Canada, Guahan and O’odham and Ute territories in US, including performances at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts and Ordway Theater. His work with Dancing Earth lead to being casted in TV series Jamestown which filmed in Europe, and in ‘Doctor Atomic’ with director Peter Sellars at Santa Fe Opera. Through October 2019 April 2023 he performed in Dancing Earth’s latest work Between Underground & Skyworld in Presidio Theatre and Dance Mission Theatre in San Francisco CA, Community Concert Hall in Durango CO, ASU Gammage in Phoenix AZ, and the Historic Asolo Theatre in Sarasota FL. Currently he is cast as “Sonny” in Bear Grease, a musical theatre production created by Crystle Lightning and Henry Cloud Andrade.