Core Acting Company
Paige Hauer is thrilled to be returning to the Heartland Stage! She was last seen as Marian Paroo (The Music Man) Marty (Grease) and Ms. Liddy (Murder Rides Again) in the 2011 Heartland Festival. Paige is a Chicago actress who just completed a run of a new musical called Sounds So Sweet with the prestigious Black Ensemble Theatre. Other professional credits include Rose (Dogfight) Eve (Children of Eden) and Janet Van De Graaf (The Drowsy Chaperone). Paige will be playing the roles of Cathy in The Last Five Years and Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins.
Austin Rea is a graduate of Clarke University in Dubuque, where he received his BA in Theatre. He has performed in many shows at Clarke and also at The Grand Opera House of Dubuque. Some of his more recent roles there include Thenardier in Les Miserables, Fagin in Oliver, and Max Bialystock in The Producers. Austin's most recent endeavor took him all over the country traveling with The National Theatre for Children, performing educational theatre for thousands of children. This is his first year performing in the Heartland Festival, and he is extremely excited to start this new adventure. Austin will be playing the roles of Jamie in The Last Five Years and Bert in Mary Poppins.