Sheridan Presents The Lion King, Jr.

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Director:Desiree Brown

Choreography:Danie Ziegler & Desiree Brown

Scenery Design:Paden Town

Costume Design: Ellen Westerhaus

Lighting Design: Kaye Fisher

Sound Master:Skyler Manning

Back Stage Crew:Chris Bogenhagen, Jennifer Brown, Renee Caraballo, Chase Jones, Susan Schlagel, Carol Settgast, and Danie Ziegler

Photography:Joanne Pere

Parent Production Crew: Erin Bradley, Lindsay Brannan, Christine Cade, Deanna Dennard, Lesley Goodwin, Judi Holloway, Karla Kissoon, Lisa Nabus, Marcie Proietti, Tony Schell, Lynn Sohnrey, Erika Swartz, Jillian Toms, and Toni Wolff

Rafiki…………………………………………………………………………………Jae’Lynn Dennard

Mufasa………………………………………………………………..…………….…Grant Roeser

Sarabi………………………………………………………………………………..Alyxandria Bell

Zazu………….…………………………………………………………………….….Logan Schell

Scar…………………………………..…………………………………………………….Alfie Kadzevski

Simba………………………………………………………………………………….Kyle Kissoon

Nala…………………………………………………………………………………..Ken’Yara Cade

Sarafina……………………………………………………………………………..Emily Dossantos

Shenzi………………………………………………………………………………Morgan Nabus

Banzai…………………………………………………………………………….Jayden Sandoval

Ed…………………………………………………………………………..………….Cole Goodwin

Timon……………………………………………………………………………..Isaac Abraham

Pumbaa…………………………………………………………………….….….….Aven Fisher

Lionesses:Tyreen Aguon, Lilliana Bradley, Emalie Burland, Calli Cobb, Ronette Cordy, Demi Dennison, Kaydence Fabre, Aniah Felton Swift, Ivy Holloway, Alaina Labryer, Stephani Miller, Olivia Moore, Ashley Picazo, Akera Rose, Kaitlyn Sohnrey, Alaina Stewart, & Scarlet Walsh

Hyenas: Jamall Chase-Alone, Joshua Jordan Davis, Michael Deitrick, Ethan Goodyear, Abel Iglesias, Toby McKinney, Blake Proietti, Colton Ramos, Azarion Smith, Javious Stamps, Bryce Toms, Andrew Varnado, & Karson Weikal

Isaac Abraham, who plays the role of Timon, is excited about performing on the big stage. In his spare time, Isaac enjoys fishing, watching YouTube and Tik Tok. When he grows up, he wants to be a Chef. Isaac would like to dedicate this performance to his Dad, who is stationed in Texas.

Tyreen Aguon, who plays the role of Lioness, is excited about performing in The Lion King, Jr.  She is the daughter of Noreen Renae D.L.R. In her spare time, Tyreen likes to ride her bike and go to the park with her niece. When she grows up, she wants to be a Surgeon.

Alyx Bell, who plays the role of Sarabi, is the daughter of Erika Swartz. She is not new to the stage. She has also performed in the JCLT Summer Theater program in The Jungle Book Kids. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, working on projects to sell, and going to the park. When Alyx grows up, she wants to be a Veterinarian.

Lillyana Bradley, who plays the role of Lioness, is the daughter of Erin and Adam Bradley, is no stranger to the stage. She performed in the JCLT Summer Theater production of The Jungle Book Kids as well as several church musicals. Lillyana’s hobbies include fishing, camping and playing outside. When she grows up, she wants to be a Veterinarian.

Emalie Burland, who plays the role of Lioness, is excited to perform for you. She is the daughter of Victoria and Scott Burland. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer, and playing outside with her sister. When Emalie grows up, she wants to be a Teacher.

Ken’Yara Cade, who plays the role of Nala, would like to dedicate this performance to her family, Shelly, Tania, and Christine. This is not Ken’Yara’s first time on stage. She has been in several JCLT Summer Theater musicals. In her spare time, she enjoys crafts, playing video games, dancing, running, singing and cooking. When Ken’Yara grows up, she wants to be a Writer.

Jamall Chase-Alone, who plays the role of Hyena, is the son of Billy Chase-Alone and is excited to perform for you. He enjoys playing football in his free time. When Jamall grows up, he wants to be an NFL Football star.

Calli Cobb, who plays the role of Lioness, is the daughter of Chris Cobb and Destiny Hutchinson. This is Calli’s debut on the big stage. In her spare time, she likes to dance, write, sing, and learn new things. When Calli grows up, she wants to be an Author or Lawyer.

Ronette Cordy, who plays the role of Lioness, is the daughter of Kim Cordy. This is Ronette’s debut on stage. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with cats, organizing and dancing. When Ronette grows up, she wants to be a Veterinarian.

Michael Deitrick, who plays the role of Hyena, is the son of Celina Rey and Brandon Deitrick. This is Michael’s first time on the big stage. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Fortnite and sports.

Jae’Lynn Dennard, who plays the role of Rafiki, is the daughter of Dieanna and Jonathon Dennard. Jae’Lynn is no stranger to the stage. She has performed in JCLT’sSummer Theater productions of We Are Monsters and Princess Whatsername.In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, singing, and playing with her family and pets. When Jae’Lynn grows up, she wants to be a Veterinarian and a Midwife.

Demi Dennison,   who plays the role of Lioness, is the daughter of Melissa and Dale Dennison. This is Demi’s debut on the big stage. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, playing video games, soccer and writing. When Demi grows up, she wants to be a Surgeon.

Emily Dossantos, who plays the role of Sarafina, is the daughter of Jennifer and Louis Dossantos. In her spare time, Emily enjoys playing games, hanging out with friends, standing on swings, and eating food while watching movies. When she grows up, she wants to be a Professional Singer or Veterinarian.

Kaydence Fabre, who plays the role of Lioness, is the daughter of ChannaCuchy and Jason Fabre. In her spare time she likes playing outside, riding her bicycle, going swimming, and playing soccer.

Aniah Felton-Swift, who plays the role of Lioness, is the daughter of Paris Alexander. This is her first performance on stage. In her spare time, Aniah enjoys watching YouTube.

Aven Fisher, who plays the role of Pumbaa, is the son of Neva Fisher. This is Aven’s debut performance on stage. In his spare time he enjoys streaming Twitch. When he grows up, Aven wants to be a Race Car Driver, Professional Baseball or Football Player or Streaming Expert.

Ethan Goodyear, who plays the role of Hyena, is the son of Phillip and Kristen Goodyear. Ethan is excited to perform in The Lion King, Jr. In his spare time, Ethan enjoys hunting, fishing, trapping, and farming with hisDad. When he grows up, he wants to be a Farmer and Game Warden.

Cole Goodwin, who plays the role of Ed, is the son of Leslie and Mike Goodwin. In his spare time, Cole enjoys playing Roblox, and watching Hulu. When he grows up, he wants to be a famous YouTuber.

Ivy Holloway, who plays the role of Lioness, is the daughter of Judi and Gary Holloway. Ivy is excited to perform on the big stage for the first time. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, watching YouTube, movies, and Netflix. When Ivy grows up she wants to be a Doctor or a Professional Singer.

Abel Iglesias, who plays the role of Hyena, is the son of Vladimir and Karin Iglesias. He is very excited to perform for you on the big stage. In his spare time, Abel enjoys playing with friends.

Joshua Jordan Davis, who plays the role of Hyena, is the son of Doriyah Jordan. He is excited to perform for you tonight. In his spare time, Joshua enjoys playing video games. When he grows up, he wants to be a Video Game Designer.

Alfie Kadzevski, who plays the role of Scar, is the son of Heather Kadzevski and Simon and Kate Kadzevski. In his spare time, he enjoys drawing, playing with Oliver, playing games, bouncing on his trampoline and playing soccer. When he grows up, Alfie wants to be a Professional Soccer Player.

Kyle Kissoon, who plays the role of Simba, is the son of Karla and Shadrach Kissoon. This is Kyle’s debut performance on the big stage and he is excited to perform for you. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys playing soccer, video games, reading, and playing outdoors. When he grows up, he wants to be a Chemical Engineer or a Professional Soccer Player.

Alaina Labryer, who plays the role of Lioness, is the daughter of Brittany and James Norden. In her spare time, she enjoys going fishing and listening to music. Alaina is excited for her first performance on the big stage.

Stephani Miller, who plays the role of Lioness, is excited to perform for you tonight. Stephani is the daughter of Lynn and Stephan Miller. In her spare time, she enjoys singing and gymnastics. When Stephani grows up, she wants to be a Professional Photographer or Lawyer.

Olivia Moore, who plays the role of Lioness, is the daughter of Angela McDowell and Tracy Moore. This will be Olivia’s first theater performance. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys watching YouTube.

Morgan Nabus, who plays the role of Shenzi, is the daughter of Lisa and Randy Nabus and is no stranger to the stage. Morgan has performed in several JCLT productions to include We are Monsters, The Wizard of Oz, The Jungle Book Kids, as well as several church plays. In her spare time, Morgan enjoys cooking, playing football, basketball, soccer and softball, spending time with friends, family and her animals. When Morgan grows up, she wants to be a Midwife or OBGYN.

Ashley Picazo, who plays the role of Lioness, is the daughter of Imelda and Sergio Picazo. This is Ashley’s first performance on the big stage. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, drawing, singing and playing sports. When Ashley grows up, she wants to be a Teacher or Midwife.

Blake Proietti, who plays the role of Hyena, is the son of Dennis and Marcie Proietti. He has performed in church musicals but this will be his first theatrical performance. In his spare time, Blake enjoys hunting, fishing, sports and working with his pigs. When he grows up he wants to be a Game Warden.

Colton Ramos, who plays the role of Hyena, is the son of Angel McCloy. Colton is excited about performing in The Lion King, Jr. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, swimming, riding his dirt bike and playing baseball and basketball. When Colton grows up, he wants to be a MLB Baseball Player or a Professional Dirt Bike Rider, like Travis Pastrana.

Grant Roeser, who plays the role of Mufasa, is the son of Liz and Justin Roeser. This is Grant’s debut performance on the big stage. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking, farming and playing sports. When Grant grows up, he wants to be a Farmer and Game Warden.

Akera Rose, who plays the role of Lioness, would like to dedicate this performance to her Aunt Christine and Mom Ty. This is Akera’s first performance on the big stage. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with friends. When Akera grows up, she wants to be a Veterinarian.

Jayden Sandoval, who plays the role of Banzai, is very excited to perform on the big stage. Jayden is the son of Alyssa Olivares and Sascha Fesel. In his spare time, Jayden enjoys playing soccer and playing Fortnite with his friends. When he grows up,  he wants to be a Plane Engineer and an NBA Player.

Logan Schell, who plays the role of Zazu, is the son of Susan Boller and Tony Schell. This is Logan’s debut performance on the theatrical stage. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and playing outside. When Logan grows up, he wants to a YouTuber.

Azarion Smith,  who plays the role of Hyena, is the son of Anthony Smith. Azarion has performed in musicals at Church, but this is his first time on the big stage. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball and fishing. When Azarion grows up, he wants to be a Professional Fisherman.

Kaitlyn Sohnrey, who plays the role of Lioness, is the daughter of Lynn and Tracy Sohnrey. Kaitlyn has performed in several musicals at Church, but this will be her first performance on the theatrical stage. In her spare time, she enjoys playing baseball and fishing. When Kaitlyn grows up, she wants to be a Dairy Farmer.

Javious Stamps, who plays the role of Hyena, is the son of Kendrick Stamps and Clarissa Dew. This is his first performance on the big stage. In his spare time, Javious enjoys playing basketball and gaming. When he grows up, he wants to be an NBA Player.

Alaina Stewart, who plays the role of Lioness, is the daughter of Mike and Jasmine Stewart. This is Alaina’s first time on the big stage. In her spare time, she enjoys going swimming, playing outside, drawing and playing with her animals. When Alaina grows up she wants to be a Veterinarian.

Bryce Toms, who plays the role of Hyena, is the son of Jillian and Ben Toms. Bryce is excited for his first time on the big stage. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, trapping, and playing soccer. When he grows up, Bryce wants to be a Veterinarian.

Andy Varnado, who plays the role of Hyena, is the son of Melody and Russell Varnado. Andy is excited to perform on the big stage. In his spare time, he enjoys drawing, playing outside and playing games. When Andy grows up, he wants to be a Welder.

Scarlet Walsh, who plays the role of Lioness, is the daughter of Jamie Walsh. Scarlet is no stranger to the stage. She performed in JCLT’s Summer Theater production, The Jungle Book Kids. In her spare time, Scarlet enjoys playing soccer. When she grows up, she wants to be an Engineer.

Karson Weikal, who plays the role of Hyena, is the son of Lindsey and Michael Shackley. This is Karson’s first performance on the big stage. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, sports and playing with his dogs. When Karson grows up, he wants to be a K-9 Officer.

We would like to give a Special Thanks to The Geary Community Schools Foundation,The Hoover-Koken Foundation, Inc., Central National Bank, C.L. Hoover Opera House Staff, Junction City Little Theater, the USD 475 Print Shop, Mrs. Schlagel and Miss Ziegler, 5th grade Teachers, Mrs. Coleman, Principal, Mr. Jones, P.E. Teacher, Mr. Manning, 4th grade Teacher, Mr. Bogenhagen, Academic Coach, Mrs. Settgast, Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Lindsay Brannan, Callie Jones, School Nurse, The Lion King, Jr. Creative Crew (see Production Team), Sheridan Elementary Families, Sheridan Custodial Staff, Papa Johns, and JC BBQ & Grill.

This production would not have been possible without all of you. Our sincere gratitude for all you have done to make this musical a success!

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