Sarah Brummel (Myrtle Mae Simmons)
Sarah has been involved in theatre since the age of 8. This is her second production with Ponderosa Theatre. Harvey is such an amazing and fun experience with all thanks to this fantastic cast and crew. Sarah would like to thank her family for all their continued support. She hopes you enjoy the show and like Rancho Rose as much as she does!
Cordelia Steen (Veta Louise Simmons)
Cordelia is sooo grateful to have this opportunity and to work again with ponderosa theatre! She’d like to thank all her friends for being so supportive! Honestly she’d really like to dedicate her role as veta to allies obsession with feta cheese. Thank you! (she’s a senior now and she gets 100 words but she doesnt know what to write so thank you all again!) ummm love you bye!
Nathan Albright (Elwood P. Dowd)
Nathan Albright (Elwood), Senior: Nathan had the time of his life working on this show with all his friends! He loved hanging with Harvey on stage every day and being manhandled by Jackson Coleman. He would like everyone to know that Reed Grayner is a Steely-Eyed Missile Man and that acting as though he can see a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit in front of him is very difficult. The first man on the moon was Hugh Grant.
Emma Nielsen (Miss Johnson)
This is Emma's 7th show with Ponderosa, and she is very excited to be apart of it. She'd like to thank her friends and family for their unconditional love and support. She hopes you enjoy the show. She hopes you see him too!
Sophia Smith (Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet)
Allie Cook (Ruth Kelly, R.N.)
This is Allie’s 11th show with PTC and she couldn’t be more excited to start off her senior year with this iconic show! She would like to thank the PTP Moms, Meghan and Bob, and her fellow Assistant Directors! She would also like to thank Jackson Coleman for being her love bug, and Cordy Steen for dedicating her role to Allie because she really loves feta cheese. She hopes you leave this show feeling a little less invisible and a little more seen! (follow me on insta @ allie_.cook plz I want to be friends with you)
Reed Grayner (Lyman Sanderson, M.D.)
Harvey has been a fantastic way to kick off Reed’s senior year at Ponderosa. This is his 11th full show with PTC. Some of his favorite past roles include Charlie Lee in Radium Girls, Will Bloom in Big Fish, and Jean Valjean in PAA’s Les Miserables. He has thoroughly enjoyed getting to tackle this show from both a cast and directing team perspective. Reed is extremely honored to perform alongside such a famous celebrity as Harvey. He would like to thank his supportive friends and family and hopes the audience keeps a sharp eye out for our mischievous theatre ghost!
James Murphy (William R. Chumley, M.D.)
This is James' final play here at Ponderosa. It's been a wild ride and this has been the most challenging role that he has taken on thus far, but he is eternally grateful for every opportunity he has been given on his way here. He is honored to have a part to play in a production that holds so much importance to the history of this theater company and hopes he can do it justice. He wants to thank all his family and the friends he has made over the years in this company. Here's to nothing going wrong.
Jackson Oliver Coleman (Duane Wilson)
Jackson Oliver Coleman cannot be Everything to Everyone (by Renee Rapp). He would like to thank Kayla from Hacks for inspiring his character & Taylor Swift for bringing Sabrina Carpenter on tour to perform Fast Times in a stadium. He would also like to thank best selling bio author Addie McNeill.
Bella Guerrie (Betty Chumley)
This is Bella's 9th show she has been a part of with Ponderosa Theatre Company, and she has loved every single show. However, she would like to mention how special Harvey has been for her. She has loved getting to be in such a special play with such a special history in PTC. Bella would like to thank her family and dear friends as well as the one and only Harvey for being so supportive of her and always there. She sincerely hopes you enjoy this show.
CJ DeRoeck (Judge Omar Gaffney)
This is CJ’s 6th show at ponderosa. CJ is so excited for everyone to see this show! He wants to give big thanks to his Mom, Dad, sister, and his friends for making the process so fun! He hopes everyone enjoys the show and remember, everyday is a beautiful day :) This is CJ’s 6th show at ponderosa. CJ is so excited for everyone to see this show! He wants to give big thanks to his Mom, Dad, sister, and his friends for making the process so fun! He hopes everyone enjoys the show and remember, everyday is a beautiful day :)
Andrew Brundige (E.J. Lofgren)
Andrew has been doing theatre since 8th grade and his only regret is that he didn't start sooner! This is Andy's 10th show at Ponderosa and he is so proud to be apart of Ponderosa's 40th year anniversary production. Andy would like to give a special thanks to all his friends and family who have supported him through the years. Enjoy the show!
Bradie Chedid (Ensemble)
Bradie wants to thank everyone for coming out to support PTC! She’s glad to be apart of Harvey‘s return to the stage for Ponderosa‘s 40th anniversary celebration.
Jillian Codon (Ensemble)
Jill really loved acting in Radium Girls and Skokie Detective Charter School through the past few years of her being at Pondo and loves performing in Harvey just as much. She can’t wait to help show how beautiful and silly Harvey is! Enjoy the show and you’ll see him too!
Fienna Jones (Ensemble)
Fienna is relatively new to theatre and she absolutely loves it. She loves her castmates and the crew members. She has found her home in the Ponderosa Theater Company and is so excited about the show. She hopes you enjoy it!
Sam Rykbos (Ensemble)
This is Sam's fourth show at Ponderosa and she says that it's been a blast! She has loved getting to know the new members of the theatre department and working with old friends. She says to be nice to pookas and enjoy the show!
Aaric-Matthew Taylor (Ensemble)
Aaric Taylor has been doing theatre since 6th grade and this is his first show at Ponderosa and he has enjoyed meeting and working with everyone. He hopes that people enjoy the show as much as he has.
Maddie Walston (Ensemble)
Maddie Walston (Ensemble) is a Freshman at Ponderosa and is so excited to be apart of her first show at PTC! She has former roles of, Medda Larkin (Newsies Jr.), Ms. Darbus (High School Musical), and Ensemble in Matilda Jr. Maddie thanks her friends and family for always supporting her.
Harvey has been here since the very beginning and has enjoyed every minute of it! He is the most dedicated person to PTC that we know! He would like to thank the cast, crew, and leadership for bringing this show that is so near and dear to his heart to life. Harvey enjoys playing little pranks during every show, he has always been the class clown of the theater company. Harvey would like to remind you all that just because you’re invisible, doesn’t mean you aren’t seen!