Featured Cast Member

Betty L. Olson

Dave, Tim and Betty cavort in “Pirates”

     Betty has been performing in musicals, operas and plays for more than 21 years. CG&SS audiences will remember her energetic performance as Ruth in our recent production of The Pirates of Penzance, as well as in previous appearances as the Fairy Queen in Iolanthe, the Duchess in Gondoliers, Dame Hannah in Ruddigore, and Pitti Sing in The Mikado.

Renee and Betty dish in “Gondoliers”

Betty menaces in “Ruddigore”

     She has been active in other groups as well. For the Warner Theatre she took the role of Charlotte in Moon Over Buffalo, as well as appearing in Man of La Mancha, and Beauty and the Beast. She has also participated in Plays and Poetry readings, as well as a Gillette Castle summer production with the East Haddam Stage Company.

Mother Abbess in “S.O.M.”

     When living in New York’s Finger Lakes Region, Betty starred as the Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, Marian in The Music Man and Anna in the King and I. She also sings with the Connecticut Yuletide Carolers at many regional events, and has done professional voice-over, industrial and film work.

Anna and son in “King and I”

    Betty studied voice in Elmira, NY and Austin, TX, but we bet that not many of her fellow performers know that she also earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech! She is one of our most accomplished Featured Cast Members, and hopefully we will see her in many more CG&SS productions.