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Brenda Marie Goodenberger
mezzo-soprano belter,
dancer, actress
Eyes: Green
Hair: Light Brown
Height: 5’5”
Weight: 15
0 lbs
Range of Vocalization: C3-C6

Brenda Goodenberger is a versatile actress, dancer, make-up designer, director, music director and singer
whose repertoire includes Broadway, rock, pop, sacred music and opera. She can be seen performing The Ken
and Brenda Show at numerous venues around the valley. Mrs. Goodenberger was featured in concert with the
West Valley Symphony, West Valley Chorale, and the City of Glendale Symphonic Band, and sings in numerous
professional choirs. Brenda has also been involved in the cosmetics industry for over 22 years. She is an
ariZoni and Broadwayworld.com winning director and ariZoni and NYA nominated make-up/hair designer, as
well as a props designer, sound designer, stage manager, photographer, t-shirt designer, and stage mom!
Brenda is the lead soprano with the Praise Teams at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran and Shepherd of the Hills
Methodist churches, and in her “spare” time, she enjoys a tumultuous life in Glendale with husband Ken and
their nine talented children.

Individual and Ongoing Roles

Sister Mary Amnesia Nunsense - The Mega Musical Desert Foothills Theatre
Featured Soloist with the City of Glendale Symphonic Band – Tribute to Gershwin
Featured Ensemble/Soloist (Broadwayworld.com Nom) Equal Opportunity Offenders – The Music of South Park Theatre
Artists Studio
Adult Women (NYA Nomination) Spring Awakening Spotlight Youth Theatre
Featured Ensemble/Soloist Fruitcake Follies 16 Bars
Pinocchio Pinocchio the Opera OperAntics
Lady of the Lake Spamalot PVCC Performing Arts
Featured Ensemble/Soloist I Get a Kick out of Cole Theater Works
Mrs. Kopecki/Abigail/Ensemble Big, The Musical Theater Works
Pick-A-Little Lady The Music Man Theater Works
Featured Soloist with The West Valley Chorale – The Many Moods of Love
Countess Charlotte Malcolm A Little Night Music Theater Works
The Ken and Brenda Show Theater Works, Arizona Broadway Theatre and other venues (Recurring)
Marion Cunningham u.s. Happy Days - A New Musical Creative Stages
Miss Swift u.s. The Desperate Hours Theater Works
Aunt Polly The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Theater Works
Florinda Into the Woods Theater Works
Bar Wench Sly Fox Theater Works
Nimue and Morgan LeFey Camelot Theater Works
Featured performers - Ken and Brenda Goodenberger with West Valley Symphony (Recurring)
Ensemble/Soloist Sweeney Todd Theater Works
2nd Step-Sister Warren Martin’s The TRUE story of Cinderella
Featured Vocalist Phx Sister Cities Chengdu Earthquake Relief Fund Benefit Orpheum Theatre
LuluBelle Angelo Murder at Savings and Loan Ballpark
Widow B.I.T.C.H. The Woes of Kilimanjaro Country Club
Featured Soloist with Phoenix College McConnell Singers (Recurring ’95-’01)
Featured Soloist On The Wicked Stage including: Sull’aria from Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ (Countess)

Professional Theater Employment and Experience History
2017 Director Seussical Jr. The J Youth Theatre – Valley of the Sun JCC
2017 Director Nunsense Ghostlight Theatre
2017 Director School House Rock Live! Jr. Theater Works Youth Works
2016 Director The World of Fantasy and Fairy Tales Theater Works Youth Works
2016 Director (Broadwayworld.com Nomination) Disney Little Mermaid Jr. Theater Works Youth Works
2016 Director (ariZoni Nomination) Fairy Tale Courtroom Spotlight Youth Theatre
2015 Director Broadway Bash: The Music Man, My Fair Lady St. Barnabas on the Desert
2015 Director, Props Designer, Costume Designer, Make-Up Designer Pinocchio the Opera OperAntics
2015 Director This Way to Broadway Theater Works Youth Works
2015 Director Disney Aladdin Jr. Theater Works Youth Works
2015 Director Disney Little Mermaid Jr. Northwest Christian High School
2015 Director (ariZoni Winner, Broadwayworld.com Winner, NYA Nom) Ramona Quimby Spotlight Youth Theatre
2014 Director Winter Wonderland Theater Works Youth Works
2014 Director Disney Peter Pan Jr. Theater Works Youth Works
2014 Director (ariZoni Nomination, NYA Nomination) Disney My Son Pinocchio Jr. Spotlight Youth Theatre
2014 Director Disney High School Musical Theater Works Youth Works
2013 Director How to Eat Like a Child Theater Works Youth Works
2013- Present Director Kids Alive Theater Works Youth Works
2013 - Present Director Stardust Theater Works Youth Works
2013 Director (ariZoni Nomination), Sound Designer Hansel and Gretel Theater Works Youth Works
2011, 2012, 2013 Adjudicator: City of Peoria HS Choral Competition
2012 Assistant Director, Sound Designer Happy Days - A New Musical Creative Stages Youth Theatre
2011 Sound Designer Willy Wonka Starlight Community Theater
2011 Director, Sound Designer, Set Designer, Props Designer, Asst. Choreographer Honk! Jr.  CSYT
2011 Assistant Director Les Miserables Student Edition Creative Stages Youth Theatre
2010-Present  Music Director of Children’s Choir - SOV Lutheran Church

Make-Up Employment
Make-Up Designer Convergence Ballet – Alice in Wonderland Photo Shoot
Make-Up and Hair Designer 3 No Trump – Theater Works 2017
Hair Designer Quilt Maker’s Gift – Theater Works 2016
Make-Up and Hair Designer Charlotte’s Web – Theater Works 2016
Make-Up and Hair Designer The Jungle Book (NYA Nomination) – Theater Works 2015
Make-Up and Hair Designer A Year with Frog and Toad – Theater Works 2015
Make-Up and Hair Designer Quilt Maker’s Gift – Theater Works 2014
Make-Up and Hair Designer A Christmas Carol – Theater Works 2013
Make-Up and Hair Designer Big, The Musical – Theater Works 2013
Make-Up Designer The Velveteen Rabbit (ariZoni Nomination) - Theater Works 2012
Make-Up Designer Pinocchio -  Theater Works 2012
Make-Up Designer Annie - Creative Stages Youth Theatre 2011
Make-Up and Hair Designer Alice in Wonderland (ariZoni Nomination)- Theater Works 2011
Make-Up Designer Les Miserables Student Edition - Creative Stages Youth Theatre 2011
Make-Up and Hair Designer James and the Giant Peach (ariZoni Nomination) - Theater Works 2011
Make-Up and Hair Designer The Littlest Angel - Theater Works 2010
Make-Up and Hair Designer Killer Halloween - Theater Works 2010
Make-Up Designer Into the Woods (ariZoni Nomination) - Theater Works 2010
Make-Up Instructor - Theater Works Youth Works Tech Camp Summer 2010
Specialty Make-Up Designer Beauty and the Beast (ariZoni Nomination) - Theater Works 2010
Make-Up Assistant Designer Oliver! - Theater Works 2009
Make-Up Assistant Designer Night of the Living Dead - Theater Works 2009

Professional Choral Work

Soprano with SHUMC Band of Believers Praise and Worship Team 2016-Present
Royal Renaissance Singers* (Independent Contractor with Showcase Concerts Inc.) - 1st Alto, 2001-Present
Soprano/Alto (Performance Pro) United Church of Sun City 2013-Present
SOV Contemporary Worship Team - 1st Soprano, 1997-2003, 2006-Present
Alto West Valley Chorale (Performance Pro) 2010, 2011
Shir Ami Choir* - Temple Kol Ami Selichot/High Holidays – Alto, 2008-2013
SW Palestrina Singers* - Alto, 2006-2012, St. Thomas Aquinas Choir and Schola* - Alto (concert ringer), 2007-2012

Directors, Music Directors and Coaches
Kat Bailes, Mary Robinson, Tony Robinson, Andrea Robertson, Chris Hamby, Dr. J. Edmund Hughes, Daniel Hooper,
Kay Poore, Kathryn Dockendorff, Janet Sessions, Dr. Chalma Frost, Kenneth Goodenberger, Dr. Mark Francis, Bonnie
Bingener, Eric Zimmerman, Patti Graetz, Dan Kurek, Ren Anderton, J. David James, Kathleen Ruhleder, Arlyn Brewster,
Matthew Sprinkle, Steve Hilderbrand, Robyn Allen, Athena Hunting, Ron Hunting, Diedre Kaye, Jerry Morrison, David
Vining, Mark Stoddard, Brad Allen, Charlotte Lightburn Brooks

Choreographers

Kat Bailes, Caroline Wagner, Paul Pedersen, Dee Dee Wood, James Marinaro, Diedre Kaye, Joann Yeoman, Charisse
Metz, Molly Lajoie, Holly Moran, Jo Cleland, Cindy DuFault, Victoria Fricker, Kathleen Brazie, Steve Hilderbrand, Sydney
Davis

Academic Study and Professional Instruction
Feb 2012 'Standard Stage Speech' Workshop * David Vining Instructor
July 2009 Make-Up Masterclass * Terre Steed, Jessica Puleo Instructors
Spring 2006 Music Theatre Workshop GCC * Kathleen Ruhleder
November 2003 Dance and Choreography Workshop * Dee Dee Wood Choreographer
September 2003 Chekhova Actor*s Workshop * Bruce Nelson Instructor
Fall 2003 Music Theatre Workshop Glendale Community College * Dan Kurek
10 years Art Linkletter School of Dance * Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz
Phoenix College Music Education Major, Vocal Performance Minor
Languages Studied: Hebrew, Spanish, Latin, Italian, American Sign Language

Awards and Honors
Broadwayworld.com nomination 2015/2016 Best Supporting Actress Equal Opportunity Offenders
Broadwayworld.com nomination 2015/2016 Best Direction Disney Little Mermaid Jr.
ariZoni nomination 2015/2016 Best Direction Fairy Tale Courtroom
NYA nomination 2015/2016 Best Guest Actress Spring Awakening,
NYA nomination 2015/2016 Hair/Make-Up Design Jungle Book
Broadwayworld.com winner 2015 Best Direction Youth Play – Ramona Quimby, Winner Best Youth Play
ariZoni winner 2014/2015 Best Direction Ramona Quimby, ariZoni Nomination Best Overall Youth Play
NYA nomination 2014/2015 Best Direction Ramona Quimby
ariZoni nomination 2013/2014 Best Direction Disney My Son Pinocchio Jr.
NYA nomination 2013/2014 Best Direction, Best Overall Musical – Disney My Son Pinocchio Jr.
ariZoni nomination 2012/2013 season for Best Direction, Best Overall Youth Play – Hansel and Gretel
ariZoni nomination 2012/2013 season for Hair/ Make-Up Design – The Velveteen Rabbit
ariZoni nomination 2011/2012 season for Hair/ Make-Up Design - Alice in Wonderland
ariZoni nomination 2010/2011 season for Hair/ Make-Up Design - James and the Giant Peach
ariZoni nomination 2010/2011 season for Make-Up Design - Into the Woods
ariZoni nomination 2009/2010 season for Specialty Make-Up Design - Beauty and the Beast

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