Seussical JR. Cast
Katie Dever (Boy/Jojo)
Katie is 12 years old and attends St. Paul's Catholic School where she is in the 6th grade. No stranger to the stage, Katie has been seen in numerous productions including Annie Jr. (Annie), Seussical Jr. (Baby Kangaroo), Les Miserables (Young Cosette), Matilda (Lavender), 101 Dalmatians (Cruella De Ville), Little Mermaid (Jetsam) and Shrek (Young Fiona). For fun, Katie likes to act, sing, dance, swim, run and play!
Barrett Miller (The Cat in the Hat)
Barrett is 11 years old and is a 6th grader at St. Paul Catholic School. Previous stage productions include Lion King Jr. at St. Paul's as well as participation in the St. Paul's Drama Club. In his free time, Barrett likes to play basketball, ski, bowl, listen to music, spend time with friends, play video games, travel, roller skate and run.
Brendon Neuenschwander (Horton the Elephant)
Brendon is 9 years old and attends Weaver CDC where he is in the 3rd grade! Past stage credits include Frozen Jr. (Olaf), Nutcracker (Party Guest), Renovation, Elf Jr. (Elf), and Jingles of Christmas Past (Schroeder). For fun, Brendon likes to draw, act, sing, dance, swim and play with his siblings and bunny!
Dray Donnelly (Mr. Mayor)
Dray is 8 years old and is home schooled in the 3rd grade! He attended our improv camp at Avenue Arts this past summer and has participated in Wandering Aesthetics in Akron as well! For fun, Dray likes to ride his bike, play with his friends and his dog!
Alexa Francis (Mrs. Mayor)
Alexa is 13 years old an attends North Canton Middle School where she is in the 8th grade! Previous theatre experience includes working tech crew for North Canton Middle School's production of Mary Poppins Jr.
Lily Warner (Gertrude McFuzz)
Lily is 10 years old and attends Glenwood Elementary School where she is in the 5th grade. Previously on the Avenue Arts stage, you may have seen her as Gingy in Shrek Jr., Miss Hannigan in Annie Jr., and Templeton in Charlotte's Web! For fun, Lily likes to act, draw, sketch and do crafts!
Deanna Egan (Mayzie La Bird)
Deanna is 13 years old and attends North Canton Middle School where she is in the 8th grade. Previous stage credits include Mulan Jr., Mary Poppins Jr., Avenue Arts acting classes, choir, select choir and band! For fun, Deanna likes to participate in band, choir, select choir, volleyball, track, piano and ukulele.
Sullivan Diss (Wickersham Brother #1)
Sullivan "Sully" is 10 years old and attends Sandy Valley where he is in the 5th grade! Previously on the Avenue Arts stage, you may have seen Sully in Shrek Jr. (Donkey), Annie Jr. (Rooster Hannigan), It's a Wonderful Life (Tommy Bailey) and Willy Wonka Jr. (Grandpa Joe). Other notable credits include Wizard of Oz, 24-Hour Theatre and The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon. For fun, Sully likes to sing, act, bike, hike, camp, dance, and hang out with his family - but mostly acting!
Azariah Beltz (Wickersham Brother #2)
Azariah is 9 years old and attends Taft Elementary where he is in the 3rd grade. Past stage credits include Shrek Jr. (Ugly Duckling), Willy Wonka, Jr. (Mr. Bucket) and Annie Jr. (FDR). For fun, Azzy likes to sing and listen to music, dance, skateboard, draw, write and spend time with his family. Azzy is also on the Kids Worship Team at First Christian Church!
Taegan Donnelly (Wickersham Brother #3)
Taegan is 10 years old and is home schooled in the 4th grade. He attended our improv camp at Avenue Arts this past summer and has participated in Wandering Aesthetics in Akron in the past. For fun, Taegan likes to play video games and ride his bike!
Ariana Aldridge (Bird Girl #1)
Ariana is 12 years old and attends West Branch Middle School where she is in the 7th grade! Previously on the Avenue Arts stage, you may have seen her in Willy Wonka Jr., and Shrek Jr. Ariana has also performed in Singin' in the Rain, Seussical Jr., and Wizard of Oz at Salem Community Theatre as well as Oliver, Lion King Jr., Nutcracker, Of Mice & Mozart, and Warrior Explosion Show Choir at West Branch! For fun, she likes to sing, dance, play flute, and play games with friends.
Ava Moneypenny (Bird Girl #2)
Ava is 11 years old and attends Tusky Valley Middle School where she is in the 6th grade! Past stage credits include Fairy Tale Christmas, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Annie Jr., and Charlotte's Web TWICE - at Avenue Arts and Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County! For fun, Ava likes to go horseback riding, play piano, swim and do theatre!
Charlotte German (Bird Girl #3)
Charlotte is 12 years old and attends Glenwood Intermediate where she is in the 6th grade. Past performance experience includes Annie Jr. (Grace Ferrall) and Les Miserables (Young Cosette). For fun, Charlotte likes to do anything creative including drawing, painting and crafts. She also enjoys reading and playing with her cats.
Lydia McHolm (Sour Kangaroo)
Lydia is 10 years old and attends Orchard Hill Intermediate where she is in the 5th grade! Previous stage credits include Beauty and the Beast, Do Wop Wed Riding Hood, Little Mermaid and Frozen! For fun, Lydia likes to read, do crafts, take voice lessons, act and ride her bike!
Oliver Steadman (Young Kangaroo/Bird Elephant/Baby Who)
Oliver is 6 years old and attends Middlebranch Elementary where he is in the 1st grade! This is Oliver's second time on the Avenue Arts stage after his debut of Sandy in our production of Annie Jr. For fun, he likes to play soccer, play video games (especially Minecraft), build Legos, hang out with his family and friends and be outside riding his bike.
Declan Carr (Judge Yertle the Turtle/Eucariah Who)
Declan is 14 years old and attends North Canton Middle School where he is in the 8th grade! Declan has previously hit the Avenue Arts stage in productions such as Annie Jr. (Drake), and Willy Wonka Jr. (Grandpa George). Declan also performed as Kaa the Snake in Silver Star Youth Theatre's production of Jungle Book! For fun, Declan likes to build Legos, play Angry Birds 2, and watch movies!
Ali Kovac (Vlad Vladikoff/Cindy Lou Who)
Ali is 10 years old and attends Canton Country Day School where she is in the 5th grade! Previously on stage, you may have seen Ali in Willy Wonka, Jr., Annie Jr., and Cinderella. She will also be performing in her upcoming school play, Mary Poppins. For fun, Ali likes to draw, watch movies, ride her bike, play with her pets and hang out with friends and family!
Kaleb Bartlett (The Grinch/Hooey the Parrot)
Kaleb is 7 years old and is in the 2nd grade at Strausser Elementary! This is Kaleb's first production and we are so excited to welcome him into our Avenue Arts family! For fun, Kaleb likes to sail the boat that his papa and him built!