Rutheah is a 2002 graduate from Grand Island Senior High who studied vocal performance at both University of Nebraska, Lincoln and University of Nebraska, Kearney. While in college, she was very involved in stage productions and choral ensembles as well as a regional finalist at NATS vocal competitions. One of her favorite roles during college was Belle in Beauty and The Beast with the Theatre of the American West. Rutheah has been a soloist with the Platte River Singers and recently sang with the Lincoln Symphony and Crane River Theater Christmas concerts. For nearly four years, Rutheah has been a professional photographer; running a newborn & family photography studio, blue house fotos, in Kearney. After taking a seven-year hiatus from musical theater to grow her business and raise her three curly-headed munchkins with husband, Ryan, she is very excited to return to the stage with Crane River Theater this summer.