Davenport, IA
A multi-skilled artist, Tristan received great reviews as Jerry Allison of the Crickets at Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse (Rock Island, IL) in 2008. He reprised the role of Jerry in 2009 at Eastlight Theatre (Peoria, IL).

Tristan has happily played Holly's tunes (as Jerry Allison/Clear Lake Drummer) over 100 times in lengthy runs at Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island, Illinois, and at Eastlight Theatre in Peoria, Illinois. He is looking to some more opportunities on the horizon!

Other credits in the U.S. include professional stage work throughout the country, SAG and indie films, and several commercials. Stage highlights: the World Premiere of Ed Dixon's Whodunit: The Musical, the Midwest premiere of The Pillowman, and Quad City Area premieres of Rent and The Rocky Horror Show.

Tristan is Producing Artistic Director of the Harrison Hilltop Theatre in Davenport, Iowa, and is a freelance performer, director, designer, and musician.

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A skilled actor and vocalist, Tristan is also a percussionist (kit, bongos, et al), can play a believable dinosaur, dynamite Jimmy Stewart impressionist, good ear for dialects, and excellent kisser (in fact, you win a kiss for reading this far)!


"Justin Droegemueller and Tristan Layne Tapscott turn in terrific work as Joe and Jerry, Holly’s bandmates, the Crickets, and they combine their acting and singing skills with work on instruments that is also impressive. Tapscott is particularly entertaining during a recording session that offers him multiple opportunities for physical comedy"

"Droegemueller's, Tapscott's, and Steve Lasiter's Crickets appear to be exceptionally gifted"
- Mike Schulz, River Cities Reader

Tristan Layne Tapscott (R) with his Circa '21 co-stars Todd Meredith (L) and Justin Droegemueller

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