Sunday, February 28, 2010

Colette Froehlich Phelps

Performers never forget standing ovations and Stratford Middle School teacher Colette Phelps (née Froehlich) is no exception.Colette Phelps, James Phelps

Colette Phelps and James Phelps perform in
Oliver! at CMT Alumni Show, Dec 2009
Photo: Chris Ayers

She clearly remembers her largest ovation was The Who’s Tommy in 2003. Not only for her performance (which, as always, was remarkable).

But what woman wouldn’t remember a marriage proposal in front of a packed house secretly arranged by fellow CMT performer James Phelps. They were married three years later by Adam Campbell, another CMT alum.

Colette has performed in many CMT shows over 20 years, and she met her best friend Megan and her now-husband James. She says it was a time when she “performed with some of the most talented people in the Bay Area.” Memorable roles include Violet Hilton in Side Show, Madame Bouche in Beauty and The Beast, Emma in Jekyll and Hyde and Christine in Phantom.

Along with amazing roles she said, “CMT teaches skills such as respect for others and responsibility.” She continues to perform throughout the Bay Area, including at Children's Musical Theater and hopes to do so for some time. She is also looking at expanding into improv in the future.

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