MC Dog (aka the Latecomer) - Alphonse Kroeten made his acting debut in 2002 as Ren in "Footloose The Musical." Since then, he has performed on over one hundred stages across the United States and Europe, including Disney’s Animal Kingdom, New York City’s David Geffen Hall, and Norte Dame in Paris. After attending Midland Lutheran College and attaining his B.A. in Music, under direct tutelage of nationally recognized composers/directors Dr. Eric Richards and Jim Elsberry, Alphonse began touring nationally, with Omaha Theater Company, in "The Little Engine That Could" (2010), "Three Merser Meyer Classics" (2011), and "Diary of A Worm, A Spider, and A Fly" (2014). Alphonse is thrilled to be returning to The Rose Theater main stage after appearing as Emile in "Goosebumps The Musical: The Phantom of The Auditorium," Tall Boy in "Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt", Phinneas in "Curious George and The Golden Meatball," King Julien in "Madagascar: A Musical Adventure," and in "Peter Pan" and "Harold and The Purple Crayon."