Meet The Cast
All Headshots taken by Tom Salus
Jessica Brady is a sophomore at Stroudsburg High School, where she is an active member of the marching band, student government, and future leaders club.
Favorite rolls of Jessica’s include ‘IQ’ in “Hairspray Jr.” and ‘Eeyore’ in “A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail.” Jessica would like to thank her friends and family for their constant support of everything she does!
Rachel Bailey is a Junior at Stroudsburg High School. She plays violin in chamber orchestra, plays guitar in show choir, and sings with chorale.
She performed with the New Approach, a fundraising group for cancer research, for 6 years. She is inspired by all music, especially country.
Jasmin Boyd is 16 and a Junior at Evergreen Community Charter School.
She has been featured in such shows as Cinderella, Aladdin, Oklahoma, Bye Bye Birdie, The Nutcracker.
Thank you to my actual family and my cancer family for encouraging me!
Arwen Cameron is so excited to be a part of this wonderful production! She is a sophomore in Stroudsburg, and she will be spending most of her summer interning at The Shawnee Playhouse, where she will be in three different shows (Anna in “Frozen”, The Cheshire Cat in “Alice in Wonderland”, and ensemble in “Hello Dolly”). Past credits include Dorothy (“A Christmas Wizard of Oz”), Annie (“Annie”), and Veruca Salt (“Willy Wonka Junior”).
She is also part of the senior dance company at Fusia Dance Center, a member of the Stroudsburg High School Show Choir, and a Snare Drummer in the Stroudsburg Marching Band. Arwen would like to thank her awesome parents and siblings (Mom, Dad, Karissa, Laurel, Belly, Anya, Averie, and Chase), for always supporting her, and all of the fabulous directors (Scott Coulter, Midge McClosky, Mackenzie Maula, Adriana Beers, Billye Kubiak, Gretchen Taylor, Max Kubiak, Collette Boudreaux, Brandon Hanks, Joseph Ambrosia, Francesca Marinaro, Skip Cassady, Ben Pritchard, and Chrissy Caiazzo), who have given her so many wonderful opportunities over the years “on this journey...”
Laurel Cameron is so thrilled to be a part of this amazing production! She is a freshman in Stroudsburg, and she is in the senior dance company of the Fusia Dance Center. She is also a member of the Stroudsburg Junior High School Show Choir. This summer, she will be in “Frozen” at the Shawnee Playhouse. Past credits include “A Christmas Wizard of Oz” and “Aladdin”.
Laurel would like to thank her wonderful parents and siblings, (Mom, Dad, Karissa, Arwen, Belly, Anya, Averie, and Chase) for always supporting her, and all of the awesome directors (Scott Coulter, Midge McClosky, Mackenzie Maula, Billye Kubiak, Gretchen Taylor, Max Kubiak, and Francesca Marinaro), who have helped lead her to her “castle on a cloud...”
Elena Casey is a Sophomore at Stroudsburg High School where she is in the Show Choir, Marching Band, and Choir! She was seen as Grace in Annie Jr. at In2YouArts! Thank you to everyone who helped me become who I am now, I love you all!
Alyssa Cobb is a junior at Stroudsburg High School. She is a member of the orchestra, chamber orchestra, and marching band, and has been a color guard captain for 2 years.
She was also a member of the stage crew for the SHS musical “The Drowsy Chaperone.”
Dana DeLano is a Junior at Pocono Mountain East Highschool. She is involved in all after school music activities both band and choir.
She even made it to PMEA district choir this fall. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and I hope everyone enjoys it!
Maura Dempsey is a senior at Stroudsburg High School.
This fall she will be attending Marymount Manhattan College to major in Musical Theater. Her most recent role was Rose Fenny in Dogfight.
She would like to give a huge shoutout to her family for always believing in her and teaching her to dream big.
Nia K. Esposito is a homeschool graduate from the Pocono Mountains. She is a violinist, music teacher, writer, and co-host of The Real Talk with Deb & Nia Podcast.
Thank you to the Pocono Mountain Music Festival & Scott Coulter and his amazing team for continuing such an incredible program!
Ethan Flanagan is 16 years old and a sophomore at Stroudsburg High School. His time includes of marching band, show choir, and plenty of musical theatre productions.
Some of his favorite parts include of Arpad (She Loves Me), Sister Mary Leo (Nunsense A-men), Gangster #1 (Drowsy Chaperone), and Stewart (Band Geeks). He is very excited to be performing again especially during these hard times.
Catherine Forrester is a senior at Pocono Mountain East High School where she is active in the music program, participated in band and choir for 8 years and marching band for 5 years.
She has participated in show choir this current year and is an active member of the National Music Honor Society. Thanks for everything Mom and Dad!
Niceidy Green is a Freshman at Stroudsburg Junior High School where she is involved in many activities such as show choir and jazz band. She has appeared in "Hairspray Jr." at Shawnee Playhouse and is looking forward to being in more musicals in the future.
Thank you to everyone who put this amazing show together, and thank you to my family for always supporting me!
Paige Gualandi is a 16 year old sophomore who attends Delaware Valley High School. She actively participates in chorus, chamber choir, and plays bass clarinet for her school band. She is currently playing the lead Winnifred in Once Upon a mattress with Delaware Valley High School production.
She has also done many other local productions in her town as well as being featured in Miami’s children’s theatre production of Songs for a New World.
Karissa Karpinski is a junior at Stroudsburg High School where she participates in the show choir, chorale, and choir, as well as the band and marching band.
Thank you to my friends and family for helping me get to where I am today!
Grace is a junior at Stroudsburg High School where she is involved in jazz band, chorale, concert choir, and band.
She enjoys performing and would like to thank her family and friends for their overwhelming support.
Lauren Maula is an 8th grade student at Pocono Mountain East jr high school .
She participates in chorus, cheerleading and the newspaper at school.
She is active with Shawnee Playhouse and will be young Anna this summer in Frozen Jr.
Previously she has also performed with Theatrical Gems and was awarded a NEPTA for her role as Colin in Secret Garden
Lauren is looking forward to theatre reopening and spending time with her theatre friends.
Photo by Tom Salus
Bobby McClosky is a Junior at East Stroudsburg High School South. Having grown up on the Shawnee Playhouse stage, he has been part of dozens of shows including "PIPPIN" which is currently running.
Bobby is an accomplished student, musician and athlete who is looking forward to a "normal" Senior year.
Photo by Tom Salus
Photo by Tom Salus
Leia Millan is a senior at Pocono Mountain East High School. She will be attending University of Pittsburgh to major in pharmacy. She has been involved in show choir/choir, marching band, and her school’s musical program.
She has previously appeared as a featured dancer in “Guys and Dolls”, “Berthe” in Pippin, and was supposed to play “Luisa” in “The Fantasticks” last school year.
Mia Price is a Junior at Stroudsburg High School!
Thanks Mom and Dad for everything, Love you guys!
Eleanor Richards is a freshman at High School of American Studies at Lehman College. She loves to perform and her favorite roles have included Ms. Hannigan in “Annie” and Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls.”
She wants to thank all of her friends and family for their support!
Gabrielle Sanchez has been performing at local theatres since the age of 6. She attends Stroudsburg Junior High School and is a part of the National Junior Honor Society.
Activities such as playing the cello in her school’s orchestra, volleyball, and show choir fill her free-time alongside musical productions pre-covid. She would like to thank her parents who support her in all she does.
Jillian Sanchez is a sophomore at Stroudsburg High school, she is active in the High school Show Choir, Chorale, and Chorus. She has also been in numerous productions at the Shawnee Playhouse.
She will be in this year’s production of Alice in Wonderland and In2youarts production of Matilda this coming October. In her spare time she loves to sing and write original music. She wants to thank her parents for always believing in her.
Ava Sinisko is a junior at Pleasant Valley High School, but will be a senior in a few weeks. She is on the Varsity Cheerleading team and has been in the musicals South Pacific and Guys and Dolls.
She enjoys dancing, playing piano and singing. Thank you to my family for always believing in me, and enjoying my performances.
Peter Valcukas is a Freshman at East Stroudsburg High School South. Peter is in choir as well as band. He plays the trumpet in the Marching Band.
He also is a member of the Cross Country, Swim, and Track and Field teams. Thank you to my mom, dad, my choir teacher, Mr. Kelly, and my voice teacher, Mrs. Poole.
Mabel Vough is a sophomore at East Stroudsburg North High School. She is involved in the choir and chorale.
She has been in productions with Rebel Stages, the Shawnee Playhouse, Theatrical Gems, and Country Gate Players.
Brynn Withey is a junior at Pocono Mountain East High School. She is involved with the band, chorus, marching band, show choir, jazz band, and the spring musical.
She has played Chutney in Legally Blonde, Theo in Pippin, and Hannah Hucklebee in The Fansticks. Thanks to my family who has always supported my musical endeavors!