Elf The Musical Jr. Cast
* (Indicates Teen Mentor)
Our Teen Mentors "Lead, Create, Perform, and Inspire." We are so appreciative of their leadership.
Robin Shea* (Santa Claus)
Robin began his Dramafun journey as a Jr. Player orphan in Dramafun's production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He went on to play various ensemble parts in addition to Sven in Frozen Jr., Iago in Aladdin Jr., Scott in Dear Edwina Jr., and Tweedle Dee in Alice in Wonderland. Robin now performs regularly in his high school productions and was recently Mr. Mushmik in Little Shop of Horrors. His community theater credits include ensemble roles in Something Rotten and Hello Dolly. Robin has studied voice with Courtenay Harrington-Bailey for several years.
Klay Warriner* (Buddy 2pm shows/Ensemble-Sat 7pm)
Klay loves to act, sing, and write his own music. Songwriting provides a good way to get his feelings out and theater gives him a way to show his creativity. Past theater credits include Damien in Mean Girls Jr., Horton in Seussical, The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz and more. He wants to thank his mom for getting him into theater. He wants to thank his brother for always supporting him, and for the rest of his family and friends for being the best. He thanks Courtenay for always caring and understanding.
Abraham Laznik (Buddy Sat 7pm/Ensemble 2pm shows)
Abraham Laznik is a 7th grader from Providence, RI. He is in his 3rd year performing with Dramafun and is excited to be cast as Buddy alongside his good friend Klay. His previous Dramafun roles have included Aaron in "Mean Girls Jr.", Mogli in "Jungle Book Kids", Gingy in "Shrek Jr." and Jack in "Pirates Past Noon Kids". Abe wants to thank Courtenay for her ongoing encouragement and guidance, and to thank his parents for making the drive each Saturday to Sandwich. There is nothing that he likes more than to sing and dance in front of an audience.
Caroline Seymour (Jovie 2pm shows/Charlotte Dennon 7pm show)
Caroline is excited to be in her third Dramafun production! She enjoys volleyball and playing guitar. She has always enjoyed theatre, having been in many productions in elementary through high school. She is thankful to Courtenay and happy to work with the wonderful cast and crew of Elf Jr. Thank you everyone for coming!
Penelope Chaprales (Jovie 7pm show/Charlotte Dennon 2pm shows)
Penny is in the 6th grade at Bourne Middle School. Elf is her second Dramafun production! Penny’s prior role as Gretchen Wieners, of Mean Girls Jr., solidified her passion for the arts. Penny has also landed the role of Veruca Salt, in her first school play production of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Elisabeth Seymour* (Emily 2pm shows, Chadwick 7pm shows)
Elisabeth is excited to be in her first Dramafun production, though she has performed in several school plays in the past. She sings on the worship team for her church, works at an after school program, and takes voice lessons with Courtenay. She also enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, cooking, and going on walks.
Caitlin Wells ( Emily 7pm show, Chadwick 2pm shows)
Caitlin Wells - (Emily/Chadwick) Caitlin is super exited for this show! This is Caitlin’s 8th production with Dramafun and she most recently played the role is Isir in Aladdin Kids over the summer. When she’s not doing theater she enjoys playing with her dogs at home and playing the flute in her school band. Christmas is her favorite time of year and Elf Jr is the best way to get into the Holiday Spirit!
Logan Shultz (Michael Hobbs)
Logan Shultz is excited for his second show with The Dramafun Players. Past credits include the title role in Oliver Jr. with Dramafun, Michael Banks in Mary Poppins at Trinity Christian Academy. Logan enjoys many forms of music, including playing the drums and guitar, and is actively involved in golf and basketball leagues. Logan would like to thank his parents, castmates, and Director Courtenay Harrington-Bailey for their generous support in preparing for this exciting show.
Ella Avitabile (Macy's Manager)
Ella Avitabile is excited to perform in her second Dramafun performance! Recent credits include Principal Duvall in Dramafun's production of Mean Girls Jr. and the Beast in her school's production of "Beauty and the Beast." When you don't see her on stage, she can be found playing piano, reading, creating art, writing songs, and singing around her house. She feels welcomed by the teachers and has already been making great connections with all the other talented students. She hopes to continue following her dreams and can't wait for the time she will be seen again for one of the next Dramafun productions! She wants to thank her family, the teachers, and other close supporters for helping her during this incredible journey.
Shane Gallagher (Walter Hobbs)
Shane had such a great experience in Mean Girls Jr. this summer that he wanted to jump into another production with Dramafun! He is so excited to stretch his wings and play a grumpy old dad. When he isn't practicing his lines, Shane spends most of his free time dancing with the Harper Dance Studio doing ballet, hip-hop, jazz, and lyrical. He'll be joining them on stage this winter for his second performance of the Nutcracker. He also enjoys practicing the piano and clarinet, making up choreography to his favorite songs, going on beach adventures around Cape Cod and relaxing with a good movie.
Ashton Bradford (Greenway)
Ashton is excited for his second performance with the Dramafun players. Ashton has also enjoyed voice classes with Courtenay Harrington-Bailey. In addition to theater, Ashton has 5 years dance experience in tap, hip hop and breakdance and he is a proud Young Marine with a passion for volunteering with the Mass Military Support foundation. He was just recently awarded volunteer of the month. Ashton would like to thank his family and friend for their love and continuous support.
Ann Foy (Deb 2pm shows, Sarah 7pm shows)
Ann is 14 years old and a 9th grader at Sandwich High School. Ann is so excited to participate in her first Dramafun production. Past productions include: "Pirates the musical". Ann also likes singing. dancing, contortion, acro, gymnastics, and loves to act. In school she enjoys cross country, Knights Theater Company, and chorus. She is currently involved with Civil Air Patrol on Otis Air Force Base, chorus, and dance. Ann can't wait to continue with more drama fun productions in the future!
Melanie St. Martin (Deb 7pm show, Sarah 2pm shows)
Melanie is very excited to be a part of another Dramafun production. Some of her favorite past roles include Mrs. Sowerberry in Oliver, Maurice in Madagascar, Shanti in The Jungle Book, and the Djinn and Bread Vendor in Aladdin. She has also performed at Nantucket’s Dreamland Theater in the musical Legally Blonde Jr as a Delta Nu and Whitney, a Harvard Law student. She enjoys both performing and attending live performances, listening to music, dancing, playing soccer, and watching way too many YouTube videos.
Ayla Cook (Matthews)
Past productions include Mean Girls Jr., Aladdin Kids, Raise Your Voice, Oliver Jr., Shrek Jr, Aladdin Jr, Annie, Peter Pan, Frozen and stared as Junie B Jones in the self-titled musical. Ayla enjoys all things theatre. Acting, singing, and dancing are her favorite activities. Ayla wants to thank her mother for making sure she is signed up for all these fun events!
Cecilia Berger (Sam, Featured ensemble vocalist)
Cecilia Berger has been a part of Dramafun for years! Most recently the summer production of Mean Girls. Cecilia is 11 years old and in the 7th grade. This will be Cecilia’s 11th play with Dramafun! Drama has proven to be the perfect outlet for her to shine. Some of Cecilia’s parts have included, Molly in ‘Annie’s Kids’, Frog in ‘Frog & Toad’, Sour Kangaroo in ‘Suessical Jr’, The White Rabbit in ‘Alice in Wonderland Jr.’, Annie in ‘Pirates past Noon and Tommy in ‘Matilda Jr.’, and so many more. In addition to drama Cecilia takes voice lessons with Courtenay Harrington-Bailey and loves to spend time with her friends in person and online.
Sophia Sodekson (Featured ensemble vocalist)
Sophia Sodekson is thrilled to appear with the Dramafun Players again! Recent credits include Karen in Mean Girls Jr, Baloo in The Jungle Book and The Artful Dodger in Oliver Jr. Sophia takes voice lessons with Courtenay Harrington-Bailey and sings solo performances at the recitals. In addition to acting and singing, Sophia is part of student council at her school. Sophia would like to thank her family for their support and chauffeuring and is grateful for the friendships she continues to make being part of Dramafun!
Molly Donaruma (Featured ensemble soloist)
Molly is excited to be undertaking her seventh Dramafun production! This 7th grader at Cape Cod Academy is on the JV tennis team and writes for the literary magazine. Molly also participates in musical theater through her school and community organizations. When she is not on stage, Molly most enjoys sketching and video editing. Molly would like to thank her family and friends for supporting her on her acting journey, and her vocal instructors for helping her take on various singing and acting roles.
Lauren Barney (Emma Van Brocklin 2pm shows, Passerby)
Lauren Barney is thrilled to be performing in the DramaFun production of Elf Jr.! She’s returning to the stage after her performance in The Jungle Book and Aladdin Kids. Lauren is a fifth grader at St. Francis Xavier School in Acushnet. She loves to sing, act and dance. She's thankful to her parents for driving over bridges during construction so she can do what she loves most.
Leah Johannessen (Passerby, Emma Van Brocklin 7pm show)
Leah is thrilled to perform with the cast of Elf Jr! She has also participated in the creative drama and dance classes at Dramafun. At her school, Leah played the role of Molly in Annie for the All-Star Revue and was also part of the Mary Poppins cast. Additionally, she is a member of the BIS Singers where she has had the opportunity to perform as a soloist and as part of the group. Leah has a passion for singing and acting, but when she's not performing, she loves to read, draw, and bake. She is a talented writer and aspires to write her own scripts someday. Lastly, she would like to thank her parents, grandparents, Dr. Smith, and her brother Jake.
Maisie Duffey (Darlene Lambert)
Maisie was born in Chicago and moved to Cape Cod with her family when she was 2 years old. Maisie has been dancing since she could walk and attends regular classes in Hip Hop, Tap and Jazz at The Dance Space, Cape Cod. She also loves art, playing basketball, and walking her two dogs, a pug named Elfie and an English Bulldog called Mavis. She plays the piano as well as the drums and can often be found with her headphones on in the house listening to her favorite tunes. Maisie hopes to incorporate her interests into the future and has aspirations to be an actress and a musician one day. Maisie is thrilled to be a part of Elf The Musical this Holiday season!
Linnea Miller (Jingles, Business Woman)
Linnea Miller is excited to perform in her third musical after playing roles in Oliver and Shrek. When she is not on stage she loves snuggling with her dog Billy, listening to Taylor Swift, reading, writing, and drawing. She thanks her family for driving her to rehearsals and always supporting her and Ms. Courtenay too.
Sarah Seymour (Teenager, featured ensemble vocalist, US Michael)
Sarah is 11 years old in 6th grade. This will be her second Dramafun production. She enjoys playing volleyball, hanging out with friends, and drawing. She is currently taking voice lessons with Courtenay. Past productions include Oliver Jr and Willy Wonka Jr.
Sophie Perry (Mother, ensemble)
Sophie Perry attends Rising Tide School in Plymouth and has performed in several shows with Dramafun and at Rising Tide. Sophie takes voice lessons with Courtenay Harrington-Bailey. In addition to singing and acting, Sophie is learning to play the bass guitar and takes Karate at Seven Stars Martial Arts in Falmouth. Sophie is grateful for all Ms. Courtenay has taught her and her mother for all her support.
Emma Cristoforo (Little Girl, ensemble)
Emma is excited to be participating in her first show at Dramafun! Past productions include roles in Rainbow Fish, Jungle Book Kids and Beauty and the Beast Jr. at Priscilla Beach Theater, as well as a school performance of Annie Jr.. When she’s not singing or dancing, Emma loves making jewelry and playing with her friends. Thanks to mom and dad for being so supportive, and to Elin, Ava and Audrey for always helping her to prepare for shows.
Owen Chase (Fake Santa, ensemble)
Owen Chase is in fifth grade at The Waldorf School and is thrilled to be in another Dramafun production. Past shows include Raise Your Voice, Oliver Jr., Shrek Jr, and Frog and Toad. Owen has been preparing for the role of Fake Santa for nearly his entire life. From two to five years of age, he donned a full Santa costume daily and carried a sack of toys and a stuffed reindeer around town, greeting passersby in character with a jolly “HO HO HO.”
Eben Munies (Charlie, Santa's Helper)
Eben a 5th grader at Sandwich Montessori School, found a love for theater this past summer performing as Pinocchio in Shrek’s Jr. Musical. This will be his first Dramafun performance and he is looking forward to participating in a full-scale musical production. Eben is a Taekwondo black belt, enjoys playing soccer and baseball, loves reading and writing books, swimming, and playing his younger brother and sister.
Rosie Spurling (Security Guard #1, ensemble)
Rosie Spurling is really excited to be in Elf Jr. This is her second Dramafun production after an amazing summer with Mean Girls Jr. She has also acted in several school plays, including her roles as Officer O'Hurley in Samantha Spade: Ace Detective at CCA and Horton in Seussical Jr. at Oak Ridge. She is 11 years old and in fifth grade. When she's not singing Christmas songs, you can find her reading, playing clarinet, or hanging out with friends. She wants to thank her mom and dad for driving to and from rehearsal and letting her be in this awesome production! Thank you to Ms. Courtenay and everyone who encourages me!
Morgan Wilda (Security Guard #2, Ensemble)
Morgan is a 7th grader at Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School. She has been taking classes at Dramafun off and on since Kindergarten and is so excited to be in her first performance, Elf Jr. What Morgan enjoys the most about theater, is getting the chance to be creative and silly while in character. She loves the magic of the stage.
Wynnie Wilcox (Flyer guy, ensemble )
Wynnie is participating in her fifth Dramafun production! She loves being on stage and learning all about musical theater with her fellow actors. She considers herself blessed to have found a hobby that she can be so passionate about. With a heart full of song and a spirit brimming with creativity, Wynnie eagerly anticipates sharing the magic of Elf Jr with everyone!
Emma Gniadek (Saleswoman, ensemble)
Emma Gniadek is in 6th Grade at Bridgeview Montessori and is happy to be in another Dramafun production. Emma has enjoyed being a part of past productions with Dramafun such as Oliver Jr, Jungle Book and Raise Your Voice. Emma was also part of school productions of The Music Man and The Little Mermaid. When not acting Emma loves creating art and hanging out with friends.
Tiberius Wallingford (Police #1)
Tiberius (Ty) Wallingford looks forward to participating in his first production with Dramafun! Prior to joining Dramafun, Ty had the opportunity to sing with the Boston City Singers and he performed the part of Charlie Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown with the Harbor Point Players in Spring of 2023. Ty would like to say a special thank you to Persephone, Mattster P, and his Mom, aka “The Ultimate Best Mom of the World”. He dedicates his upcoming performance in Elf Junior The Musical to his Dad. It has been a great opportunity to learn and grow with Dramafun, and Ty looks forward to seeing you at the show!
Aubrielle Kelley (Police #2)
Aubrielle is ECSTATIC to be in her first ever production with Dramafun! During this time she is also working on her first school play as an Oompa Loompa in Willy Wonka. Aubrielle has always had a passion for singing and acting and participated last year in BIS singers at Bourne Intermediate school. At home Aubrielle loves spending time with her family, playing with her dog Bruno, and making bracelets. Special thanks to Mom and Dad for always encouraging me to follow my dreams!
Souleia Champagne (Shawanda the Elf)
Souleia Champagne is 8.5 years old and attends third grade in Sandwich. This is her fifth show with Dramafun! She excels in all of her creative pursuits and is happiest as a performance artist. Her other interests include figure skating, soccer, fencing, girl scouts and learning to play the cello. Souleia is a free spirit with a bright future. Huge thanks to her parents and family for supporting all of her interests!
Beckett Wong (Santa's Elf)
Beckett Wong is a 4th grader from Sandwich who is so excited to be in another Dramafun performance. He was previously in Oliver Jr. and most recently played Iago in Aladdin Kids. Besides drama, Beckett also enjoys soccer, fencing, and sailing.
Jack Fallon (Santa's Elf)
Jack Fallon is thrilled to be participating in his very first production! Jack sings with the East Falmouth Elementary Chorus. When he's not singing, Jack enjoys reading, swimming, golfing, listening to music and playing tennis. Special thanks to Mom, Nana and Garrett for their support and taxi services!
Aisy Meade (Santa's Elf)
Aisy is excited to participate in this holiday's Dramafun production of Elf, Jr.! Past performance credit includes her role as Mrs. Mayor in Seussical Jr. at the Cape Cod Playhouse. Aisy enjoys singing, dancing, art class, and playing with her younger bother Quade. Special thanks to Mom & Dad for all their love and support and for always encouraging her to dream big!
Vivienne Foy (Santa's Elf)
Vivienne is 8 years old and a 3rd grader at Oak Ridge School. She is very happy to be in her 2nd Dramafun show! She loves to make arts and crafts, enjoys dancing, and in her free time she also likes to be silly. Thank you to her parents for allowing her to be part of this, and to her sister Ann for doing it with her.
Maggie Seymour (Santa's Elf)
Maggie is 8 years old and in third grade. She enjoys drawing, crafts, singing, eating, and playing with her cats. This is Maggie’s second Dramafun production as a Junior player.
Lucas Vazquez-Brown (Santa's Elf)
Lucas is excited to be in his first Dramafun theater production! He enjoys exploring nature, building lego creations and playing soccer. Special thanks to his school music teacher at ICS in Ethiopia, Mr. Adante, for nurturing a love for singing with others.
Helen Faye (Santa's Elf)
Helen Faye is excited but nervous for her play with Dramafun. Her prior performances include chorus, talent shows and Tang Soo Do. Helen enjoys singing, dancing and playing with others. She wants to thank Garrett for driving her to and from class.
Adelaide Miller (Santa's Elf)
Adelaide is looking forward to her first full stage production after an experience being a mouse in Drama Fun summer camp. Addy enjoys reading, listening to Taylor Swift, and art in her free time. She would like to thank her family and dog Billy, for supporting her and driving her to rehearsals.
Lucas Adam (Santa's Elf)
Lucas is extremely excited to perform in his first ever production and is so happy it is with Dramafun! He is a third grade student and loves singing, dancing and watching movies with a lot of music in them. He would like to thank his family, especially his mom and grandparents for always believing in him and encouraging him to reach for the stars on wanting to become an actor!
Mika Skinner (Santa's Elf)
Mika Skinner is excited and ready for her second production with Dramafun! She is a third grader at the Oakridge school in Sandwich and lives in New Seabury. She enjoys drawing, ballet, baking, fishing, and taekwondo. With a background in dance and music, she will add a special type of pizazz to the show. Her love for acrobats and strong personality, has a way of lighting up a stage. Mika would like to wish all of her fellow cast members good luck. A special thanks to Courtenay Harrington Bailey and Crew Members for making this show possible. This program is so very special to her.
Desmond Harper (Santa's Elf)
Desmond Harper is excited to participate in his first Dramafun production! He has performed in the school play The Nutcracker and a musical featuring popular Disney music. He enjoys singing, dancing, and playing with his dog Sally. Desmond thanks his mom, dad and his brother Paxton for their support and encouragement.
Mila Gilbert (Santa's Elf)
Mila Gilbert is excited to be in another Dramafun production. Past performances include Mrs. Nelson is Missing and Who’s in Rabbit’s House?. When she isn't writing songs, singing, or dancing she enjoys reading and doing arts and crafts. She is currently in her third season at The Dance Space Cape Cod and plays goalie for her travel soccer team. She would like to thank her friends and family for their love and support.
Juliet Toomey (Santa's Elf)
Juliet is overjoyed to participate in her first Dramafun production! She is a huge fan of the arts and has attended many Dramafun productions as an enthusiastic audience member. Juliet enjoys fashion, singing, dancing, Greek and Roman mythology, swimming, and playing with her dog Jake. Special thanks to Mom & Dad for their love and support and her grandparents for supporting her passion for performing."