Don Garrett

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Don Garrett

Actor

 

Don Garrett has been involved in theatre and music for over 40 years as an actor, director, playwright, and choreographer. Don performed for President Ronald Reagan and Governors George Wallace and Guy Hunt during his tenure as an Auburn University Singer. The first musical he ever wrote, Bus 29: Hollywood Bound, was originally produced by the Auburn University Department of Theatre. He has been seen in Red Mountain Theatre Company’s productions of Oliver, The Music Man Concert, Miss Vulcan 1939, Damn Yankees, Sweeney Todd, The Sound of Music, The MLK Project, The Wedding Singer, and 42nd Street. Don has directed RMT’s productions of Alice in Wonderland Jr., School House Rock Jr., Seussical, Jr., Willie Wonka, and Guys and Dolls Jr. Don collaborated with Jay Tumminello in adapting the book While the World Watched into a musical that had its workshop production at the RMT Cabaret Theatre and was directed by Broadway actress, Judine Somerville. Don is currently working on a new play, Showers of Blessing, which had a staged reading at the Birmingham Festival Theatre. Don holds degrees from Auburn University and Samford University. He has taught theatre in public schools and served as the former Supervisor of Theatre, Dance, and Debate for the Jefferson County School System. Don is married to the lovely Lisa Adams Garrett and has two sons, Everett and Joseph.

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