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Meet the Actors


Shylanda “Shy” Pam is a Louisiana native and resident of Slidell, La. As a Mandeville High School alum, her senior year (c/o 2003), she was cast as an Ugly Step-sister in Rodger and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”. She is a Graduate of Biology from Delgado Community College with studies of Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University and is currently Owner/Operator of Camera Shy Photography: Nationally published NCAA Sports Photographer Circa 2022. With over 25 years of choral/vocal experience, music and performing is her first love! Shylanda has been a background vocalist for local gospel artist, Lawne Phillips and has shared the stage with other gospel artists such as Tana Doughty and the legendary Grammy Nominated & Stellar Award winner, Rance Allen. She is also a featured recording artist with label Elev8ted Mvsic and has a successful streaming R&B/Hip Hop featured single; One Call Away (Spotify/AppleMusic) with New Orleans’ successful recording artist O.Verses. She also took a stab at the America’s favorite singing competition, “American Idol” in 2009. “Hair” The Musical, (2018) was her first Cutting Edge Production being cast as Tribe member Emmaretta and the comedic and memorable, Abraham Lincoln. The show won numerous Broadway World New Orleans awards. (Nominated best supporting actress in a musical). Shy is beyond honored and extremely ecstatic to return as Sofia in the award winning “The Color Purple” The Musical. Sofia’s character is something she’s dreamed of reprising watching Oprah Winfrey ‘s performance via film. Receiving the role of Sofia is a privilege and she is grateful to Brain Fontenot and Cutting Edge Productions/Theatre for giving her this monumental opportunity once again and is truly humbled to share the stage her talented cast members both returning and rookies! Shy is truly appreciative of her loved ones for their tremendous sacrifice and support!! She is forever indebted to them!

Let’s Get This Party Started once again!

Shy Pam 


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