Chicago: High School Edition Cast
Velma Kelly (Stella Smith)
This is Stella Smith’s senior year at the Solebury School and she is thrilled to play Velma Kelly in her final musical as a member of the program. Stella is so grateful to be a member of the STC in Residence program and she is so excited to present the community with such a spectacular show. Some of her favorite past roles include Jane Doe in Ride the Cyclone, Veta Simmons in Harvey and Susie Bones in Puffs. She is so excited to be able to spend her last musical in the familiar black box theater alongside such a talented group of individuals. She would like to thank her close friends, family and fellow cast and crew members for their continued support! She would also like to make a special shout out to Peter, Titus and Rebbecca for their constant hard work and for presenting her with yet another opportunity to do what she loves. She is so passionate about bringing live theater to her community and finally, hopes that you will enjoy the show!
Roxie Hart (Rachel Swain)
Rachel is a new junior this year. This fall, she played Myrtle Mae Simmons in the Solebury Theater Collective's production of Harvey. Outside of Solebury, some of Rachel's past roles include Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Anne in Anne of Green Gables, Cinderella in Cinderella, and Molly in Peter and the Star-catcher. Rachel is so excited to be a part of her first STC musical, and would like to thank Rebecca, Peter, Titus, the rest of the production team, and the cast and crew.
Billy Flynn (Ben Pritzker)
Ben is a senior and this is his 3rd musical at Solebury. He has performed as Mischa in Ride the Cyclone and was a featured dancer/ chorus member in Head Over Heels. He is very excited to be in this production with the incredible cast and crew. Ben would like to thank Rebecca and Peter for their constant support.
Amos Hart (Christopher Roche)
Christopher is a junior and is enjoying this wonderful year. Last year kind of sucked, this year sucks less. He would also like to thank Peter and Rebecca for making this show the best it can be. He has been in every single Solebury play and musical since Head Over Heels all the way up to Ride the Cyclone which was…..interesting and Harvey which was the the good kind of interesting.
Mama Morton (Morgan Barnes)
Morgan is very excited for Chicago.She is a senior in her last Solebury theater collective show.She had been in the 2019 musical head over heels as a featured dancer and was excited to take on the role of momma Morton in Chicago.She wants to thank Rebecca, Titus and Peter for being the great and inspiring people they are.
Mary Sunshine (Eliana Vallow)
Ellianna is a Junior at Solebury School. She has played past roles here including Betty Chumley in Harvey and the female swing in Ride the Cyclone. She is very excited to play Mary Sunshine in Chicago anad would like to thank everyone for their hard work. Break a leg!
Liz (Kai Samad)
This is Kai's third year at Solebury and fourth show acting for STC. She's very excited to play Liz and to participate in this musical in general. Kai would like to thank Rebecca, Peter, Titus, and the rest of the cast and crew for making this show amazing.
Annie (Lovena Agyei)
Lovena is a freshman. This is her first high school production. Some of her past roles were Audrey in Little Shop of Horror and Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton. Lovena would like to thank Rebecca, all the crew members and the cast. She is very excited to take part in this production.
June (Maryn Lytkowski)
Maryn is a sophomore at Solebury School, and this is their first year here. They are excited to be a part of the Chicago cast and a part of the Solebury Theatre Collective for the first time. Maryn’s old roles consisted of the Genie in Aladdin and Sebastian in the Little Mermaid.
Hunyak (Chloe Howes)
Chloe is a Junior at Solebury school and Chicago is their second production here. Chloe played Mrs. Miss Ethel Chauvenet in Solebury's production of Harvey. Chloe enjoys singing, hanging out with friends, playing with their dog, and knitting. Chloe would like to thank Their mom, and dad for driving them to rehearsals, and their friends for helping them practice.
Mona (Annaliese Houghton)
This is Annalise's second year at Solebury School, and she is so excited to be a part of her 3rd performance! Annalise plays Mona (One of the Merry Murderesses in Cellblock tango), and is in the ensemble as well. Chicago will be the first musical she has ever done at Solebury live, and she hopes you all enjoy! And please, keep in mind, They Had it Coming.
Go to Hell Kitty (Harlowe Andrus)
Harlowe is a freshman who recently moved to Pennsylvania. She’s excited to be participating in this musical!
Fred Casley (Dylan McNulty)
Dylan McNulty is a senior at Solebury and is excited to be a part of his 5th STC production! He would like to thank William Baeszler for being the greatest stage manager in existence.
MC/Dance Captain (Kaz Jahanbini)
Kaz is a 9th grader at Solebury and is over-the-top to perform in Chicago as his second STC production. Previous roles of his include Aladdin in Aladdin, Evan in 13 the Musical, and Bert in Mary Poppins. He’d like to thank Rebecca, Peter, the cast and crew, along with his family and friends who supported him all the way through production. Enjoy the show!
Sgt. Fogerty (Leel Dias)
Leel is a junior and is excited to be in the cast of Chicago. He would like to thank his parents for their support. Leel would like to remind readers that only #1 and #2 plastics (in addition to paper products and aluminum cans) are recyclable at Solebury.
Harrison (Adam Mohn)
Adam is a senior at Solebury School. He is excited to play Harrison in Chicago this year. Past roles include Dr. Sanderson in Harvey, Janne in Let the right one in, Gravedigger in Living dead in Denmark. He wants to thank the cast and crew for their support and break a leg!
Clerk (Max Frankel)
Max is a sophomore and this is his 5th STC production and his 4th performance for the school. He is excited to be a part of this production and wants to thank Peter and Rebecca for leading this show so fantastically and the cast and crew for continuing to be awesome people to work with.
Ensemble (Arianna Dempsey)
Arianna is a junior and is very excited to perform as an ensemble member in her first in-person Solebury Theater Collective performance! You may remember her from last year's Try to Remember and let's just say this year's performance will be a real treat! Arianna would like to thank Rebecca and Peter for making one of her dreams come to life and her family for their nonstop love and encouragement.
Ensemble (Rajwan Mohammed)
Rajwan is a senior at Solebury School and is so excited to be participating in her first show as a member of The Solebury Theater Collective. Rajwan is eager to show everyone all of the hard work that she, and her fellow cast and crew mates have put into the performance. She would like to thank her family, friends, and Rebecca, Peter and Titus for all of their hard work and support in putting this show together. Rajwan can not wait for everyone to see this show and hopes that you enjoy it!!
Ensemble (Maddie Sharp)
Maddie is a junior but this is her first year here at Solebury. Her previous roles include Kelsie in High School Musical Jr., Piglet in Winnie the Pooh Jr., and Betty Chumley in Solebury’s most recent production, Harvey. In her free time, she likes to read, code, and play video games with her friends. She would like to thank the cast, crew, and directors for all of their hard work and her parents for being so supportive of her.
Ensemble (Alexandra Zisk)
Alexandra is a sophomore. She's been doing theater productions since first grade, which include: The King and I, Honk, Willy Wonk, Fame, 101 Dalmations, Madagascar, and Inherit the Wind. Chicago will be the first theatrical production Alexandra has participated in since 2019, and she is excited to be back on stage again. She would like to thank her parents for supporting and encouraging her love of music and acting, her two miniature poodles for being adorable, her fellow cast members of Chicago for being a pleasure to work with, and the teachers and adults who worked to make this show happen.