2017 Cast

The cast and the crew of the 2017 NWA Gridiron are journalists who work at regional publications, broadcast outlets and public relations agencies as well as faculty and students from the Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism at the University of Arkansas. Go here for a full list of cast, crew and volunteers.

BP Oil Spill

From the 2010 Northwest Arkansas Gridiron Show, local journalists wrote and performed this satire of the British Petroleum oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Actors include Brooke McNeely Galligan, Natalia Pizarro, Bailey Elise McBride, Mille Appleton, Sara Sullivan, Katherine Shurlds, Jose Lopez, Brett Bennett, Ray Minor, Debbie Miller, Brenda Blagg, Rusty Garrett, Stacey Roberts, … More BP Oil Spill

The Village People – 2010

From the 2010 Northwest Arkansas Gridiron Show, Dave Edmark, Katherine Shurlds, Rusty Turner, Stacey Roberts, Steve Voorhies and Brenda Blagg play crotchety old residents of Bella Vista Village wishing they didn’t have to pay property millage.

Real Housewives of Hiwasse – 2010

The 2010 Northwest Arkansas Gridiron Show brought a spoof of the Bravo TV show, this one set in a tiny Ozark hamlet where the Ducks Unlimited Pot Luck Supper is the social event of the season. Stacey Roberts, Delcie Kincaid, Mille Appleton and Sara Sullivan are the housewives.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cove – 2010

After Russian spies were arrested in suburban New Jersey, Gridiron writers imagined where else Russian spies might be hiding, perhaps near Lake Atalanta in Rogers? Jose Lopez, Stacey Roberts and Charlie Alison play wayward Russians aboard a submarine while Sara Sullivan and Ray Minor are the suburban spies who have scoped out the local Walmart.

2004 Cast

Emcee: Scott Van Laningham, director, Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority Pianist/bassist: Emily Kaitz Guitar: Flip Putthoff Banjo: Curt Richardson Brass Band: Sharla Bardin, Laura Bruegge, Lana Flowers, Richard Dean Prudenti, Mark Young and Michael Zamora Cast: All About Town — Grady Jim Robinson and Emily Kaitz Arkansas Democrat-Gazette — Laura Kellams and Michelle Parks Benton … More 2004 Cast