StageCoach Theatre Company strives to inspire, nurture, promote, challenge, amaze, educate, and empower artists and audiences.
Terry Smith has been involved in theatre for the last 30 years. The author and director of several murder mystery shows, he is always writing additional shows for the company. He has written and directed most of the shows for StageCoach Theatre Company – Town Hall: An Evening of Murder, Barnyard Christmas, Murder at the Ol’ Brogue, Murder in the News, Diamonds to Die For, Moonshine Murders, Monsters Undercover, Disco Inferno, Jingle in the Jungle, Scared to Death, Trick or Treat, Ghostly Vows, The Hamilton Murders, Till Death Do Us Part, Disco is Dead, and Up on the Rooftop, Click, Click, BANG! He wrote Killer Harmony, Exit Stage Death and Peter and the Lost Boys which also added songwriting to his list of talents. As an actor, he is skilled in sword fighting, stage combat and improvisation. Terry also manages the sound, lights, and sets for the theater which allows him to geek out as much as he likes. Terry continues to support theatre in the community.
Jerri Wiseman has been involved in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years. She helped to establish a community theatre group in Hong Kong which puts on theatrical shows plus an annual music and dance festival which draws upwards of 14,000 people to the event. She continues to support this group from overseas. In addition to acting for both stage and film, she has managed casts and crews of more than 200+ people for shows, concerts and numerous events. She has coordinated advertising, sponsorship, publicity, rehearsal and performance venues while designing costumes and programs. Trained in the art of customer service, she continually looks out for her clients’ best interests. She continues to serve the board of a non-profit community theatre.
April Bridgeman retired in March 2018 as the Vice President of Claims at Loudoun Mutual Insurance Company, where she had been for 17 years. Terry Smith (co-owner) and April Bridgeman have known each other for over 30 years when Terry and April’s families were in the cast of BRAPA’s production of Dracula. April did props and set dressings. She has been involved in local community theatre for over 40 years and almost every bit of it on the production or administrative side of it. One rare stage appearance was done solely to share the stage with her very talented daughter, Amy Maddoux, in a 10-minute one-act produced by the Sterling Playmakers. April’s most memorable (and first) role was in 1970??? as Robin Redbreast in How the Bluebird Got Its Feathers, written, directed (and likely produced) by Kathleen Bleutge, a local theatre guru. It was produced by the then called Blue Ridge Players, which later became BRAPA. April spent many of her 40 years working backstage handling props, managing scene changes, or as a producer of shows for BRAPA as well as the Sterling Playmakers. April also served on each Board of Directors and was a past Chair of Sterling Playmakers. She’s had the pleasure of being asked to lend a hand on many quality productions over the recent years all over the map, from Prince William to Fauquier to Alexandria.