CAST BIOS

DANNY ACHUFF (Age 22) RAFIKI 1

Previous Shows: Granny Awards, Emperor's New Clothes, Acting Antics' Actors in Action, Musical Theatre and Improv. Fave Activities: Music, TV, Visiting Zoos, computer gaming, eating out, visiting Libraries and Book Stores.

 

CATHERINE AVELLINO (Age 14) TIMON

School: Bishop Shanahan. Previous Shows: Wizard of Oz, Granny Awards, Aladdin, High School Musical, Alice in Wonderland, Legally Blonde, Newsies, Snow White and more! Fave Activities: Singing, Dancing, Drawing, Running, Writing

 

KAREEM BAYOUMY (Age 10)

School: Montgomery Elementary. FIRST TIME ACTING ANTICS PRODUCTION!!! Previous shows: Hershey Playhouse Fave Activities: Acting, Baseball, soccer, karate, bowling

 

ANIKH BISWAS (Age 8) SHENZI the HYENA

School: Hillside. Previous Shows: The Granny Awards (Baby Bear AND Jack from 'Jack & Jill'), Fun with Fables, Sharecase LIVE, The Magic School Bus in Troll Land, and American All. Fave Activities: Play! Sing! Dance! Snuggle! Tell Jokes! and Act!

 

ABBIE CICALI (Age 9) School: Pickering Valley

Previous shows: Granny Awards (Goldilocks) Fave Activities: Acting, watching musicals/videos, dancing, swimming, HUGGING, hanging out with friends and family & going to church.

 

NATE CONLEY (Age 24) MUFASA

School: Temple University. Previous Shows: Granny Awards (lead-Announcer PROF). Fave Activities: Doing scenes, playing games, dance parties and lunch break.

 

SOPHIA COOPER (Age 16) playing Adult Nala

School: Owen J Roberts High School. Previous Shows/classes: Musical Theatre, Improv, Youth Acting, Dance and everything ACTING ANTIC: Including Granny Awards (Ugly Step Sister) and the lead role in PIRATES. Solo singing parts in Camp-Run-A-Muk and much more! Fave Activities: Singing, dancing, reading, writing

 

TEDDY DISKIN (Age 21) 

School: CDC. Previous Shows: Granny Awards, Pirates The Musical, Rats, Teddy Diskin University Fave activities: Acting and singing

 

BEN FINLEY (Age 7) ED the HYENA

First Time Actor for Antics!!!

School: Bradfor Heights Elementary. Previous Shows: Lion King KIDS with Springer Studios. Fave Activities: Riding his hoverboard and basketball

 

MEGAN HILL (Age 16) SCAR

School: The Vanguard School. Previous shows: "I've been in pretty much all of Acting Antics' shows since 2014!" (including Cinderella in last year's Granny Awards). Fave Activities: Drawing, Running, watching YouTube and watching sports!

 

JACK JOHNSON (Age 14) RAFIKI 3

First Time Actor for Antics!!! School: Downingtown High School West. Previous Shows: Beauty and the Beast, and Fiddler on the Roof. Fave Activities: Acting Antics, playing outside in backyard/field and hanging out at home on my iPad.

 

JOE LYNCH (Age 22) PUMBA

Previous Shows: ALL Antics shows including last year's Granny Awards (Prince Charming), Matilda (Trunchbowl's Cook), Seussical (Vlad Vlad.Koff) and Newsies (Bunsen) at my YMCA.

 

CORY MARX (Age 23)

Previous Shows/Antics Classes: Granny Awards (Papa Bear). Also participates in Actors in Action & Improv

Fave Activities: Video Games, TV, Puzzles and Music

 

COLBY PALOMEQUE (Age 9) YOUNG SIMBA

School: Reeceville Elementary School. Previous Shows: Granny Awards (Jack from Jack & The Beanstalk)

Fave Activities: Doing Plays, Playing outside, playing sports and eating lunch!

 

Lisa Rossana (Rafiki)

Age - forever young!

Shows: Godspell, A Year with Frog and Toad, Follies, Scarlet Pimpernel, Sound of Music

Favorite Activities- Playing guitar and singing for masses, Singing with choirs, Performing, Reading, Time with family and friends!


LILLYAN RYAN (Age 9) YOUNG NALA

School: Home School

Previous Shows: "I started acting antics when I was 5 and I have been doing it for 4 years. Last year I was Snow White in the Granny Awards!" Fave Activities: I like to sing, dance, play board games and use my imagination!

 

ARTHUR RYAN (Age 5) 

Previous Shows: " I have been in Movin' & Groovin' (Acting Antics class) since I was old enough. This is my first big show!" Fave activities: I like to play board games, Star Wars, Lego, dinosaurs and hotwheels!

 

EMMA SCHMIDT (Age 12)

First Time Actor for Antics!!! Previous shows: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  Fave Activities: Coloring books, reading, watching Pitch Perfect!

 

CYNTHIA STROUP (Age 24) ZAZU

School: The Vanguard School. Previous Shows: The Granny Awards (Fairy Godmother), Camp Run-A-Mok, Pirates The Musical, The Emperors New Clothes and Rats The Musical. Fave Activities: Reading, writing, performing, dancing, helping others, donating money to charities!

 

 

CREW & VOLUNTEER BIOS
 

COLLEEN AVELLINO (Age: NUNYA)

School: Hard Knocks (WCU)

Previous Shows: Acting Antics Instructor, (ACTORS IN ACTION)/ Rats, Camp Runamok, The Emperor's New Clothes and the Granny Awards (Mama Bear).

Fave Activities: Reading, Dancing, Acting

 

Naomi Badman (one on one for Abbie)

Previous Shows: Granny Awards

Fave Activities: Acting, Dancing & having FUN!

 

KAITE CRUICE

School: Lionville Middle

Shows: Cinderella at my school, and most of the previous shows at the extravaganzas (Princess and the pea, granny awards etc)

Interests: Playing basketball, going to the beach with my friends

 

LYNNE FRASSONI  (Age: Old Enough!)

Previous Shows: 2nd Show! Helped with Pirates & Granny Awards (background help)

Fave Activities: Working with children & love all sports!

 

ALICIA HUPPMAN - BANZAI the Hyena

Previous Shows: Many community theater shows locally and happy to continue to be part of the Antics Family, here at SALT!

Fave Activities: Theater, singing, karaoke, and her sons Miles & Max

 

AJ ROSSANA (Age 27) ADULT SIMBA

Previous Shows: Granny Awards, Camp Run-A-Mok, Rats, The Unexpected Guest and Almost Maine.

Fave Activities: Video Games, drawing and reading

 

RACHEL RYAN - SARABI

Previous shows: "Normally I stay behind the scenes but I am honored to be Sarabi."

Fave Activities: Arthur (son) says I should say I like owls. Lillyan (daughter) says that I like to cuddle.

 

KEYAIRA TOZER

Keyaira Tozer is an eighth  grader at The Center for Performing Arts in West Chester.  Some of her performance highlights include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, (Abridged)(Revised) - (Hamlet) at CPFA, Willy Wonka - (Oompa Loompa), Hairspray - (Little Inez), CATS - (Tumble Brutus), Shrek Jr. - (Pig), Beauty and the Beast - (Rug) all at SALT Performing Arts.  She is honored to share the stage for Lion King Jr.  with these wonderful actors and actresses from Acting Antics.  In her free time Keyaira loves to dance, do gymnastics and help her mom out behind the scenes during shows.

 

ASHLEY ZAMMETTI (Age 17) RAFIKI 4

School: Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA)

Previous Shows: FIRST ACTING ANTICS SHOW!!!

13 (Lucy), Hairspray (Tracy), and various featured dancer roles in Footloose, Shrek, Legally Blonde, and many many more!

Fave Activities: I love working with the Stagelight programs at SALT. I also love Art related things like drawing and painting!

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