Willy Wonka, Jr. Cast

Ivan McCormick (Willy Wonka)
Journey Owen (Charlie Bucket)
Austin Mouton (Grandpa Joe)
Austin is a senior at Lago Vista High School and is enjoying playing the role of Grandpa Joe at Lake Travis Musical Theatre in the musical Willy Wonka Jr. Austin has been acting for 9 years and enjoys being on stage. He has performed in Lago Vista High School's musical White Christmas and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Austin has also performed in LVHS UIL competition of Black Snow and The Importance of being Earnest. Other performances Austin has done are Willy Wonka as the title role and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer for Reclaim Arts. He previously performed "Still" from the musical Anastasia at LA Performing Arts. Austin's love for music also includes performances in classical piano. He takes voice lessons from Nikita Storoje--Associate professor of Voice/Opera, The University of Texas at Austin.
Mackenzie Joshua (Candy Man)
Justin Schneider (Augustus Gloop - Fri PM, Sat Mat)
Justin is very excited to be preforming in his first ever theatre production! He is in the 5th grade. Justin is a kind-hearted and energetic kid that loves playing football, golf and participating in theatre this year. On his down time, he loves the Rubik's cube and has mastered it by solving it in less than a minute!
David Morgan (Augustus Gloop - Sat PM, Sun Mat)
Maya West (Mrs. Gloop)
Summer Thatcher (Veruca Salt - Fri PM, Sat Mat)
Summer Thatcher is a 6th grade student who has always had a passion for acting! This is her first theatre production and most certainly won't be her last! She loves to sing, dance and make people laugh!
Scout Henderson (Veruca Salt - Sat PM, Sun Mat)
Scarlett Tracy (Mr. Salt)
Scarlett is excited to be playing Mr. Salt in her first theatrical performance, Willy Wonka Jr. Prior to this she has had small roles in feature films and television. She also loves to voice act. She wants to thank her family, Claire, Ms. Barbara and the production team for making this opportunity available.
Jude Denson (Mr. Bucket)
Haylee Giroux (Mrs. Bucket)
Haylee has been with Rising Stars since its inception. She has also done summer theater and theater camps. She loves acting and singing.
Brookley Janson (Violet Beauregarde - Fri PM, Sat Mat)
Anya Alanis (Violet Beauregarde - Sat PM, Sun Mat)
Anya is a 8th grader at LVMS and has been participating in theater since the age of 3. She has appeared in numerous Rising Stars productions including Beauty & the Beast Jr., Aladdin Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr., and Frozen, Jr. as well as appearing in the LVHS Viking Theatre productions of The Lion King Jr. and The Sound of Music. Anya has also appeared in the LTMT productions of Joseph, Peter Pan, Oklahoma, Annie and Hello Dolly. Anya played the title character, Matilda, with Rising Stars in 2021 and on the stage at LTMT’s 2021 Masquerade Ball. She also participated in the LVMS One Act Play, where she was awarded “All-Star Cast” for her role as Lucy in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Anya is on the drumline in the LVHS marching band and also enjoys playing basketball.
Maya Nieves (Mrs. Beauregaarde)
Ignacio Fernández  (Mike Teavee - Fri PM, Sat Mat)
Lazarus Smith (Mike Teavee - Sat PM, Sun Mat)
Following in the footsteps of his 3 older siblings, Lazarus has been performing with Rising Stars for several years with roles in Frozen Jr., Aladdin Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr., and a Matilda Showcase (as Bruce). Lazarus is excited to play the role of Mike Teavee in Willy Wonka Jr.! In addition to theatre, Lazarus also plays baseball and basketball on local LV teams.
Maya Alanis ( Student Intern, Mrs. Teavee)
Maya is a junior at LVHS and has been performing with Rising Stars since it’s inception in 2014. A few memorable roles include Gladys Herdman in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Linus in A Charlie Brown Christmas, Flounder in The Little Mermaid, Jr., and Anna in Frozen, Jr. Maya was accepted into Zach Theater’s Pre-Apprentice Program in 2019, studying acting, voice and dance. She has appeared in Lake Travis Music Theatre’s productions of Joseph, Peter Pan, Oklahoma and as the title character, Annie, in LTMT’s 2019 production of Annie. Maya appeared in LTMT’s Hello Dolly last summer in the role of Ermengarde and in the 2022 Viking Theatre production of White Christmas as Susan. Maya is grateful for the opportunity to be a student intern this year with the Rising Stars program. She is also a coach at Arise Gymnastics.
Lucy Smith (Phineous Trout)
Lucy is a sixth grader at LVMS, and has been performing with LTMT for 6 years with roles in Frozen Jr. (middle Anna), Beauty & The Beast Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr., Aladdin Jr., Annie (as Molly), and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She also performed in The Sound Of Music (as Gretel) with LVHS Viking Theatre. Lucy is part of the Northlake Church Kids Worship band where she plays piano. She loves theatre, playing the piano, singing, art, and spending time with her family.
Deijah Sourile (Grandma Josephina)
Deijah is a 13 year-old student who is overjoyed to get back in a performance. She has performed LTMT's productions of Annie and The Little Mermaid Jr. She has also done LV players club productions Beauty is a Beast and Goldilocks on Trial. She loves dancing, singing, and gymnastics.
Jamie Morgan (Grandpa George)
Amelia Wheeler (Grandma Georgina)
Amelia is a 7th grader at LVMS and has been involved with LTMT (Rising Stars) for 8 years which included the productions of Aladdin Jr., Cinderella, Annie, Grease, Beauty & the Beast Jr., and The Little Mermaid Jr. She currently plays on the middle school varsity basketball team and will play tennis in the spring. She's loved working with the cast, crew, and directors of all her shows.
Tyler Jungman (Candyman kids - James)
Alicia Fernández (Candyman kids - Matilda)
Autumn Clements (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer)
Autumn is thrilled to be in her first theatrical performance. She is a fifth grader at Lago Vista Intermediate and loves to play basketball and piano. Autumn is always willing to give a hug and tell you a story.
Leona Grant (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer, Solist)
Leona has been acting for 2 years and can't wait to get on stage once again. She previously performed with Kids Acting in Austin in productions of The Descendants 3, The Wizard of Oz, and Beauty and the Beast. She loves singing, dancing, swimming, and playing the violin.
Malia Nieves (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer)
Trent Norman (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer)
Summer Owen (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer)
Tate Phillips (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer)
Lily Villarreal (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer)
Emerson Andrew (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer)
Emerson is an 8th grader at Sterling Classical School. She is thrilled to be performing in this year's production of Willy Wonka Jr! Emerson has always had a love for the arts, especially her experiences with LTMT. Her previous performances include All that Jazz, Beauty and the Beast Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr, Annie, The Sound of Music (LVHS Viking Theatre), Aladdin Jr., and Frozen Jr.
Valerie Benson (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer, Soloist)
Madison Courade (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer)
Madison has been doing theatre for 4 years and can’t wait to be on stage again. She recently has performed in Wild Strawberries, The Wonderful State Of Texas, and The Wizard of Oz, She also helped out with the LVMS UIL production of The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe. She loves dancing, singing, and acting.
Chloe Crawford (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer)
Chloe is so excited to be performing in her first theater production! She has loved acting and singing since she was a toddler and was always making up skits and reenacting shows. Chloe is in the art club, volleyball, basketball and loves to hang out with her friends. When she is not busy with after school activities, she likes to unwind by reading, playing Roblox and loves being with her family.
Juliette Hoofnagle (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer)
Juliette began classes with Rising Stars at the early age of five years old. Since, she has performed in a couple previous LTMT productions, as well as, the LVMS UIL Theater competitions. Juliette enjoys traveling and music, but her passion has always been fashion.
Maia Joshua (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer)
Cora Larkin (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer)
Cora is a fifth grader this year and is thrilled to be a part of the musical. Cora performed in Frozen Jr. as Little Elsa. Outside of her joy with theater and singing, Cora loves interacting with animals, playing soccer, reading, and participating in academic competitions.
Emma Phillips (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer)
Avery Thompson (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer, Soloist)
Avery is excited to perform in her first production with the Lake Travis Music Theatre. She has also participated in theatre at Lago Vista Middle School, where she is currently in the 8th grade. She loves playing volleyball, both at school and local teams.
Lili Wesselman (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer)
Lili is thrilled to be in her first musical performance. She is in 6th grade at LVMS and is involved in band and plays basketball. She loves her two cats, dog and enjoys drawing and being with friends in her free time.
Anabelle Wheeler (Candyman Kid, Dancer/Singer, Soloist)
Anabelle has been in Cinderella, Aladdin Jr., Annie, Grease, Beaut & the Beast Jr., Frozen Jr., and The Little Mermaid. In sixth grade she has been learning french horn. Additionally she has been playing many sports and camps this year including basketball, softball, soccer, and volleyball. She loves acting; the people involved are like family.
Avarey Benitez (Oompa-Loompa)
Peyton Cseley (Oompa-Loompa)
Peyton is excited to be in her first production. She is in third grade at Sterling Classical School. She enjoys drawing, crafting, and horses.
Ella Devine (Oompa-Loompa)
Ella is a 2nd grader and she is so excited for her first theatrical performance on stage! When not in theatre she loves to cheer, tumble and dance. She would like to thank her parents for their support and chauffeuring!
Aubrey Hamm (Oompa-Loompa)
Zoe Hyde (Oompa-Loompa, Soloist)
Zoe started acting with LTMT at 5 years old. She is most happy when she’s on the stage. Zoe previously performed in LTMTs productions of Aladdin Jr. and Frozen Jr. She loves to dance, sing and cheer. She has been taking courses with Zach Theater for 2 years. Her dream is to perform on Broadway, and in 2022 she got to attend her first on Broadway show in NYC.
Alexei Koreshev (Oompa-Loompa)
Alexei is in 2nd grade at Lago Vista Elementary. He is the oldest of 3 siblings and loves to command a room. Outside of theater he loves basketball, football and ice skating. He has performed in the Austin Figure Skating club’s rendition of The Nutcracker on Ice for the past 2 years. Alexei is excited to perform for friends and family locally here in Lago Vista.
Evelyn Lewis (Oompa-Loompa)
Evelyn is excited to show her enthusiastic acting skills in this year's LTMT production. Last year she performed as an Anna in the pre-show of Frozen Jr. Evelyn enjoys singing and dancing on stage with her friends.
Harper Navinskey (Oompa-Loompa, Soloist)
Harper is so excited to be in her first production! She is a vibrant homeschooler with a ton of energy and creativity. Harper loves to create her own shows, dances & songs, and never stops moving her body!
Emma Sargent (Oompa-Loompa, Soloist)
Emma has always been a natural born performer. She loves to be the center of attention and has a great sense of humor. Emma previously performed in the LTMT pre-show cast of Frozen Jr. and sings regularly with the Hill Country Singers youth choir. Emma loves to dance. She is excited for her first big debut as an Oompa-Loompa!
Cailey Schneider (Oompa-Loompa)
Cailey is super excited to be performing in her very first LTMT production! She is a student at Lago Vista Elementary School. Cailey is a sweet, energetic, very flexible, and overall, a kind loving girl that loves her extracurricular activities! She participates in football, golf, theatre and gymnastics!
Meredith Sharkey (Oompa-Loompa)
Meredith is 8 years old and in the 3rd grade at Sterling Classical School. This is Meredith's 2nd year performing with Lake Travis Music Theater. She loved being part of the Frozen, Jr. production last year and is so excited to be an Oompa-Loompa in this year's production. Outside of theater, Meredith enjoys soccer, swimming, and hanging out with friends. Meredith would like to thank her mom and dad for their love and support. She also thanks director Ms. Barbara for allowing her to enjoy this valuable experience.
Ellie Villarreal (Oompa-Loompa)
Henry Workman (Oompa-Loompa, Soloist)
Henry is a third grader and this is his first theatrical performance. Henry loves to sing, swim, play violin and is excited to perform!
Amelie Younger (Oompa-Loompa)
Bennett Devine (Squirrel)
Bennett is a 1st grader and is more than ready for his first performance in Willy Wonka Jr! While his loud voice and talkative nature make him perfect for theatre, outside of theatre he loves golf, basketball and football. He’d like to thank his mom for his acting & dancing skills and his dad for his one ride to theatre practice!
Aubrie Hamilton (Squirrel)
Eden Jones (Squirrel)
Eden is a third grader at Lago Vista Elementary School and has been performing with the Lake Travis Music Theatre since 2021. Her debut performance with Rising Stars was as a Townsperson in Frozen Jr. Eden is thrilled to return to the stage this year acting the part of a Squirrel for Willy Wonka, Jr. She loves being a part of this talented community of friends! When not on stage, she loves singing, dancing, swimming, gymnastics, and spending time with her loving friends and family.
William Younger (Squirrel)