Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale.

Peter Pan

DEC 15-30
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Cast

Peter Pan
Captain Hook / Mr. Darling
Mrs. Darling
Wendy Darling
John Darling
Michael Darling
Nana / Crocodile
Jane (double cast)
Jane (double cast)
Smee
Tiger Lily / Liza
Pirate
Pirate
Pirate
Pirate
Pirate
Warrior
Warrior
Warrior
Warrior
Warrior
Lost Boy
Lost Boy
Lost Boy
Lost Boy
Lost Boy
Lost Boy
Lost Boy
Lost Boy
Lost Boy
Lost Boy
Lost Boy
Emma Rosenthal
Mike Price
Susan Ellenwood
Olivia La Barge
Ian Shaw
Kenneth Bardonner
Azaria Wagner
Arwen Hwang
Eleanor Cook
Connor Starks
Cassia Scagnoli
Trevor Purkiser
Stephanie Lochbihler
Amira Sabbagh
Luke Major
Jacob Hoover
Catherine Barker
MacKenzie Lemonis
Sheryl B. Silvers
Brian Kress
Hannah Stalder
Kate Seader
Avery Njau
Liliana Wagner
Caroline Doyon
Aiden Bowman
Jake Keller
Sofia Monteilh
Grace Rich
McKenna Simmons
Coen Berin
Duncan Bowman
Lost Boys and Jane are double cast. The double cast schedule is available here.

 

Kenneth Bardonner (Michael Darling) is 6-years-old and in the first grade at Bloomington Montessori School. Kenneth loves to sing songs from Mary Poppins, Sound of Music and Peter Pan. He sings in the IU Children’s Choir. Kenneth has studied violin and piano. He loves to swim and is swimming with CCiST. Kenneth loves reading, science, chemistry, meeting new friends and enjoying nature. He wants to become a doctor and to help his twin brother William to overcome his special needs. Kenneth loves to attend all Cardinal Stage productions for children and support in any way he can, like walking with Cardinal Stage Fleets in Bloomington Fourth of July Parades. Kenneth’s dream has come true and he is performing with Cardinal Stage for the first time.

Catherine Barker (Warrior) is a junior at Bloomington High School North. Previously, she has performed with Cardinal Stage Company in both West Side Story (2017) and Annie (2011) and played Hope Cladwell in BHSN Theater’s Urinetown (2017). Catherine was seen in multiple roles in the IU Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker during her 8 years of training in the IU Pre-College Ballet Program. She has been a member of the Bloomington Expressive Arts Training show choirs and dance ensembles for six years. Catherine is incredibly grateful for her family, friends, mentors, and dog, Jasmine.

Coen Michael Berin (Lost Boy) is excited to be in his second Cardinal production! Playing Oliver in last year’s production Oliver!, he has made fast friends with the talented cast and production staff.  This summer he was part of Bloomington Stages production of Shipwrecked! as the Critic. Coen truly appreciates the support he receives from the Cardinal staff, friends, family, teachers and classmates. As a fourth grader at St. Charles he enjoys being a part of the gymnastics team at Rising stars, performing with the Jaywalkerz at the Hip Hop Connexion showcases, and playing piano as a student at Stafford Music Academy.  Coen hopes everyone enjoys the performances as much as he likes being part of the production!

Aiden Bowman (Lost Boy) is 10 years old and is in 5th grade at Lakeview Elementary. He’s excited to be in his first Cardinal Production and to be a Lost Boy with his brother, Duncan. Aiden appeared in One Step Above’s production of Little Mermaid Jr. (Seahorse). He is a 3-year member of BEAT Synchronicity and a member of Bloomington Swim Club during the summers. Aiden enjoys being in the 4H Rabbit Club and taking care of his rabbit, Chester. Aiden would like to thank Cardinal for this opportunity and to his parents, sister, and brother for always supporting him.

Duncan Bowman (Lost Boy) is 13 years old and is in 8th grade at Jackson Creek. He has appeared in Cardinal Stage’s production of Oliver! (Fagin’s Gang), One Step Above’s productions of Peter Pan Jr. (Chief Tiger Bamboo), and Dear Edwina Jr. (Johnny). Duncan is also a 3-year member of BEAT Syncopation. He is excited to be a Lost Boy with his brother, Aiden. He is thrilled that Cardinal is giving him another chance to perform. Duncan would like to thank his sister, Jensyn, for forcing him to practice for all of his performances. He would like to recognize Jenn Cristy, Brennan Wilder, and Ly Wilder for the years of love, support, and training they have given him. Duncan enjoys golfing, running Cross Country, and singing.

Eleanor Lynette Cook (Jane) is a second grader at St. Charles. This is her first performance with Cardinal Stage Company.  She has been acting for two years. She has previously been seen in Stages Bloomington performance of The Wizard of Oz as a munchkin, and Monroe County Civic Theatre’s It’s a Wonderful Life as Zuzu Bailey. Eleanor has also been a co-host for the 2016 and 2017 St. Jude Gala in Bloomington, Indiana and French Lick, Indiana, respectively.  Eleanor enjoys acting, singing and spending time with her friends and family.

 

Caroline Doyon (Lost Boy) is excited to be returning to the stage for her 5th production with Cardinal Stage Company. Caroline is a freshman at Bloomington High School North. She has been a member of the State of Indiana Honor’s Choir and Circle the State with Song Chorus and is a current member of the award-winning show-choirs BEAT Amplitude, Revelation, and Vocal Werks. She is also a previous member of Syncopation show-choir. Caroline plays the harp and in her spare time enjoys participating in school activities and traveling. Caroline would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support.

Susan Ellenwood (Mrs. Darling) is thrilled to be joining Cardinal Stage for her fourth production with the company. Her previous roles include “The Wicked of the West” in Wizard of Oz, “Blanche” in Brighton Beach Memoirs, and most recently as “Mrs. Sowerberry” in Oliver! Susan holds a BA in Theatre, has studied voice with Dr. Kathleen Hacker of Indianapolis and has taught children’s theatre and swing dancing, founded and performed with a touring company, and now spends most of her time caring for and shuttling around her own three Darling children.

 

Jacob Hoover (Pirate) is an undergraduate student at IU. He plans on continuing his acting career in the years to come. This is Jacob’s first time being in a Cardinal Stage production. Jacob would like to thank Cardinal Stage for giving him the opportunity to pursue his dreams of becoming an actor. He would also like to give thanks to his Mom, Dad, brothers, and his best friend Kennedy for always telling him to follow his dreams. Jacob would like to thank his high school teachers Mrs. Kranz and Mr. Kinney for helping him become the actor he is today.

 

Arwen Hwang (Jane) is very excited to be making her debut with Cardinal Stage Company. Arwen is a bright 8-year-old who is vibrant, thoughtful, energetic, and self-motivated. Her favorite activities include singing, dancing, writing, drawing and reading books about history. Arwen wants to thank Cardinal Stage for giving her the opportunity to play one of her precious childhood memories, Jane in Peter Pan. She also thanks her friends, teachers, and family (mom, dad, and especially little brother Leon) for their immeasurable support of her passion of being on stage.

Jake Keller (Lost Boy) is a seventh grader at Jackson Creek Middle School. He is very excited to perform in his second ever Cardinal Stage musical, previously appearing as a member of Fagin’s Gang in Oliver! He enjoys acting, singing, dancing, rock climbing, soccer, and cross country. He currently takes voice lessons with Amanda Biggs. Jake played the parts of Patch and a police officer in OSA’s 101 Dalmatians. He has performed in four Stages musicals including The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric), Free to Be You and Me (King and a baby), Brundibár (Pepíček), and The Wizard of Oz (Uncle Henry).

Brian Kress is a senior at Indiana University majoring in theatre and drama. Previous Cardinal Stage Company credits include: Hairspray! (Ensemble), Pippi Longstocking (Sailor/Horse). For Indiana University: Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon). For Ivy Tech: Spring Awakening (Additional Voice). For IU Summer Theatre: Joe Shmoe Saves the World (Vocalist), The King’s Critique (Tim). For University Players: Dogfight (Stevens), Fugitive Songs (Matt). Brian is from Bloomington, Indiana.

 

Olivia LaBarge (Wendy) is a junior at the IU Jacobs School of Music studying vocal performance and musical theatre. She was a member of the Singing Hoosiers from 2015-2017 and also a featured soloist in the group’s 2016 holiday concert, Chimes of Christmas. This spring Olivia will make her second appearance with the IU Opera Theatre as the role of Maria in West Side Story. Olivia’s debut performance with IU Opera was as an ensemble member in The Music Man. Peter Pan is Olivia’s first production with Cardinal Stage, and she is thrilled to be working with such a phenomenal staff and cast!

Mackenzie Lemonis(Warrior) is thrilled to be in her first Cardinal Stage production. She was recently seen as Little Becky Two Shoes in Bloomington High School North’s production of Urinetown.  Her favorite roles include Mayzie in Seussical the Musical at Noe Middle School Performing Arts magnet and Flotsam in The Little Mermaid at Folsom Academy of the Arts in Louisville, Kentucky. She is currently a member of Bloomington Expressive Arts Training’s high school show choir Amplitude. She trained with Folsom Academy of the Arts in Louisville for five years in musical theatre, jazz, hip hop, and ballet. Mackenzie would like to thank her family for always being so supportive. 

Stephanie Lochbihler (Pirate) is a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University. Her most recent theater credits include the role of Brooke in Noises Off and Callie in Stop Kiss at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne. Lochbihler is a professional stand-up comedian and has toured clubs and colleges across the country. She was also named one of 10 up-and-coming female comedians by Ambitious.com, and her comedy has been featured on Laughs TV show, DISHTV.com, AOL.com, and Sirius XM radio.

 

Luke Major (Pirate) is thrilled to be back at Cardinal, especially during his favorite time of the year! He is a sophomore B.F.A. Musical Theatre student at Indiana University. For Cardinal Stage Company: West Side Story (Snowboy). For IU Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher (Alf), The Drowsy Chaperone (u/s Feldzieg, Pit Singer), Jesus Christ Superstar (Tribe). Other credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Lawrence Jameson), Pippin (Pippin) for CEHS Theatre and The Sound of Music (Friedrich Von Trapp) for Mill Race Theatre Company. Luke would like to thank his Mom, Dad, Granny and God for their love and support. Happy Holidays!

Avery Njau (Lost Boy) is a thirteen-year-old eighth grader at Tri-North Middle School and is thrilled to be performing in Peter Pan. This is her fourth production with Cardinal Stage Company, having previously appeared in Oliver! (Fagin’s Gang), Mary Poppins (Jane Banks), and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Oompa Loompa). She also helped produce and perform in the BPP Youth Musical Theatre Camp’s 2017 musical. In addition to participating in the 2016 Circle the State with Song and a Stages acting studio, Avery loves singing, reading, and playing violin with the Tri-North Middle School Orchestra. She would like to thank her friends and family for supporting her and she hopes you enjoy the show!

Mike Price (Captain Hook / Mr. Darling) has an MA in instructional systems technology and has worked as an instructional video producer/director and instructional consultant. He has assisted with fight choreography and movement, sound, projection design and props, photography, website, and technical issues for numerous productions. Mike has acted in Cardinal Stage productions including King Charles III,The Legend of Georgia McBride, Oliver!, Baskerville, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Of Mice and Men, Hairspray, 1776, Brighton Beach Memoirs, The 39 Steps, Les Misérables, Charlotte’s Web, The Lonesome West, My Fair Lady, August: Osage County, Underneath the Lintel, and A Year with Frog and Toad.

Trevor Purkiser (Pirate) is thrilled to be returning to Cardinal Stage Company after portraying Action in this past summer’s production of West Side Story! He is a Junior Theatre & Drama major at Indiana University. For IU Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher (Peter). Other credits include: Mr. Burns: a post-electric play (Sam/Mr. Burns), Shrek: The Musical (Donkey), Into the Woods (Jack), The Three Musketeers (D’Artagnan). This past summer, Trevor spent 5 weeks studying film and television acting at the Stella Adler Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles. Trevor is determined to one day add being the fourth live-action Spider-Man to his credits. He would like to thank his family and friends for all of their love and support. Trevor is from Evansville, Indiana.

Grace Rich (Lost Boy) is in 6th grade at University Elementary school. She is very excited to be in her first Cardinal Stage production this winter!  She has enjoyed being in a number of Stages productions, most recently playing the Lion in the Wizard of Oz.  In addition to theater, she loves swimming, drawing and playing with her friends (especially if slime is involved).

 

Emma Rosenthal (Peter Pan) makes her Cardinal Stage debut! Chicago: Molly Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher (BroadwayWorld Award: Best Actress in a Play), Anybodys in West Side Story, Charlotte’s Web, and Les Miserables (Drury Lane); Brigadoon, Candide (Goodman Theatre); The Tempest (Steppenwolf); Luisa in The Fantasticks (Porchlight). Off-Broadway: Emma Lazarus in Liberty (world premiere; 42West, Theatre 80); Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera (Marvell Rep). Regional: The Actuary, Peter and the Starcatcher, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime(Peninsula Players); Candide (Huntington, Shakespeare Theatre of D.C.); Our Town (Williamstown); Fiddler on the Roof (Weston Playhouse); Master Class (Music Theatre of Connecticut). Proud graduate of Northwestern University and member of AEA. Endless thanks to Aaron, Gray Talent Group, Cardinal Stage, and always, Mom and Dad.

Amira Sabbagh (Pirate) is thrilled to be a part of this production! She’s been itching to get back into musical theater for a long time, ever since performing years ago at the Shawnee Theatre in Bloomfield as Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors, and as herself in a Middle Eastern- and Asian- themed cabaret at Silk Road Rising in Chicago. She grew up here in Bloomington studying ballet, violin, and piano. She has sung in every school and church choir she’s belonged to, and is a former member of Sounds of South at Bloomington H.S. South. Amira lived in Chicago for over a decade as an actor, and since moving back home, she’s joined another church choir, as well as the Voces Novae choral ensemble, and she’s gotten into the local theatre scene, having made her Cardinal debut in last year’s all-female version of The Merchant of Venice as “Antonio”. In her spare time, you can find her knitting. She’d like to thank her friends and family for their constant love and support.

Cassia Scagnoli (Liza / Tiger Lily) is an IU freshman B.F.A. musical theatre student. She is so excited to be making her Cardinal Stage Company debut! For IU Theatre: Three Sisters (Musician). Previous credits include Urinetown (Penelope Pennywise) Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), and On the Town (Hildy). She is from Logansport, Indiana.

 

 

Kate Seader (Lost Boy) is excited to be back working with Cardinal Stage. Her work on past Cardinal shows includes Wizard of Oz (Munchkin Mayor), Les Miserables (Asst. Stage Manager), Shrek the Musical (Costume Asst.), Hairspray (Asst. SM) and Merry Poppins (Asst. SM).  She recently graduated from Eckerd College with a BS in Biology and a minor in Japanese. While her career may be in the sciences she is grateful and excited for this opportunity to preform once more.

 

Sheryl Beth Silvers(Warrior) is a recent transplant to Bloomington, and she is thrilled to make her debut with Cardinal Stage. Originally from New York, Sheryl has performed across the U.S., Canada, and overseas. Recent credits include Seussical the Musical! (Gertrude McFuzz), Junie B. Jones (Mother), A Moving Christmas Carole (Christina). For Eric and Olivia, my awfully big adventure. www.sherylbethsilvers.com

 

 

McKenna Simmons(Lost Boy) is a 6th grader at St. Charles School and is thrilled to be in her first Cardinal Stage production. She has previously performed in several Project School musicals, BPP Youth Musical Theater camp, as well as productions with Stages Bloomington, including The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), Free to Be You and Me (Narrator/Chorus) and Little Mermaid Jr. (Sea Creature/ Chorus). She is a proud member of BEAT’s competitive show choir, Syncopation. McKenna would like to thank her parents, Brennan and Ly Wilder, Chris Bultman, Kathy Gorr and Tami Easton- Abram for supporting her artistic passions.

Hannah Stalder (Warrior) is excited to be a part of Cardinal Stage Company’s production of Peter Plan. Classically trained in ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance, she has portrayed various supporting roles in Gregory Hancock’s productions of The Nutcracker, and Superhero, as well as Academy of Dance Art’s production of Littlest Angel. Her voice talent was cultivated by middle school and high school choir experience, combining both of them through show choir competitions and performances at Fishers High School. Additionally, she has performed in various Winterguard performances. Hannah would like to extend an air of gratitude to those who covered her work shift so she could audition for this production.

Connor Starks (Smee) is thrilled to be staying in Neverland, having just completed his Freshman debut as Ted in IU’s Mainstage Production of Peter and the Starcatcher. You may have also seen him Cardinal’s productions of Oliver! (“The Artful Dodger”), West Side Story (Baby John), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Eugene M. Jerome), or the world-premiere children’s play Peabody, or The Science Fair Affair (Philip Tucker). He’s also performed in a groundbreaking ten productions at his high school, his favorite roles including Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Tourist in A Trip to Fiji, and Rev. John Hale in The Crucible. He’d like to thank fellow castmates Luke and Trevor (look above) for convincing him to audition, as well as to you for reading his bio to begin with. Thank you.

Azaria Wagner (Nana / Croc)—from Judah—began onstage as Charlie Bucket (Willy Wonka).  He has been homeschooled for six years and is actively involved in swimming with BSC and volunteering at the Community Kitchen.  Favorite past roles include: Cat in the Hat (Seussical), Jack Scott (High School Musical), Twin 2 (Peter Pan), and Kyle, the UPS guy (Legally Blonde).  If you have bumped into him on the street, it’s probably because he was absorbed in a book and didn’t see you coming.  Oops…sorry! Many thanks to the cast, the crew, and his family for simply being awesome human beings!

Liliana Wagner (Lost Boy) is a fun, energetic, and creative 14-year-old hailing from Judah, Indiana!  She enjoys all the unique opportunities homeschooling provides.  Some favorite past roles include: Jojo (Seussical), Jane (Peter Pan), and Mary Lennox (Secret Garden).  This is her second production with Cardinal Stage (an orphan in Oliver! being her first) and her eleventh production overall.  Outside of performing, Liliana loves swimming with Bloomington Swim Club.  As always, many thanks to her family for supporting her and keeping sane during her crazy, busy schedule!  In addition, a huge THANK YOU to everyone involved in Peter Pan!