Molly Bowen (Dance Captain) is 17 years old and is in her junior year of high school. She has been in several productions with Bold Theatrics, Orpheus Theatre, Glimmerglass Festival, and CCS Thespians, including Cinderella, Hairspray, CATS, Shrek The Musical, Willy Wonka, Gypsy, The Little Mermaid, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Annie. Some of her favorite roles include Wendla Bergman (Spring Awakening), Heather Chandler (Heathers), Ursula (Disney's The Little Mermaid), Beth March (Little Women), Lucy (13 The Musical), Margo (Legally Blonde Jr.), Timon (Lion King Jr.), Pinocchio (Shrek The Musical Jr.), and Cinderella (Into The Woods Jr.). She was seen spending her time last summer “doing the mambo” in Glimmerglass Festival’s West Side Story as Pauline, one the Jet girls. She has also served as a Junior Producer for 13 the Musical, and has been dance captain on six shows. She dances at Elite Dance Academy. Molly has participated in NYSSMA and All-County Choir for six years, and Area All-State for three. Molly is so excited for audiences to see all the hard work everyone’s put into this show!!
Riley Bowen (Dance Captain) is 17 years old and a Junior at Cooperstown Central School. Riley has been involved in theatre since 2011. Some of her favorite roles include Veronica Sawyer (Heathers), Patrice (13 the Musical), Jo March (Little Women), Scuttle (Little Mermaid), Baby Louise (GYPSY), Sharpay Evans (High School Musical Jr.), Brooke Wyndham (Legally Blonde Jr.), Little Red Riding Hood (Into the Woods Jr.), Scar (Lion King Jr.), Thea (Spring Awakening), and Pepper (Annie). Riley has also been involved with the Vagina Monologues since she was in 6th grade. Aside from being on stage, Riley has also had the role of Junior Producer (13 the Musical), Dance Captain for several shows, and Assistant Choreographer (Spring Awakening). She is so excited to be in another Bold Theatrics production!
Lilly Grady is excited to be performing in Matilda The Musical with Bold Theatrics. Her previous acting credits include the Young Vixen in The Cunning Little Vixen, the Children’s Chorus in La Bohème and An American Tragedy with the Glimmerglass Festival, Genie in Disney's Aladdin Jr. and Mayzie in Seussical Jr. with the Cooperstown Junior High School, July in Annie and a Poppy in The Wizard of Oz with Orpheus Theatre.
Sarah Hansen is a Senior at Oneonta High School and will be attending the University of Central Florida in the Fall. She has been previously featured as Sharpay in the BG Guild production of High School Musical, as well as Sheila in A Chorus Line and Lorraine in 42nd Street. She also played Yvette in Clue: On Stage this past January. She is the captain of the Varsity Golf team and the Cheer team. Last May Sarah was featured as Heather McNamara in the Bold Theatrics production of Heathers. Sarah would like to thank the entire cast for putting in so much effort and for making this such an amazing show.
Loial Davis Fralick is a 10th grader at Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School. Loial is excited to make his debut with Bold Theatrics! He has been in a variety of local productions including three seasons with Glimmerglass Festival. Loial enjoys rockwall climbing, making art and has penned his first novel! Loial thanks Brooke and Ben for this opportunity. Loial also thanks the Urban/Mosenson family and his parents for transporting him to many rehearsals!
Auggie Lott is honored to become a member of the Bold Theatrics family. He made his stage debut when he was four years old playing Ron Weasley at the Cooperstown Project Prom. Since then, he has portrayed a certain other wizard, a lost boy in Peter Pan, and Razoul in Disney's Aladdin Jr. Auggie would like to thank Drue and Brooke for their enthusiasm and encouragement. He would also like to say thank you to his Bold Theatrics family for accepting him with open arms.
Abigail Mason is excited to be a part of Matilda The Musical. This production is her first theatrical performance outside of school. Abigail made her stage debut in a Christmas play in an after school program when she was younger. Previous credits include Disney's The Jungle Book (Tree) and Disney's The Lion King Jr. (Lioness). Abigail also dances with Damhsa Beatha School of Irish Dance. In addition to her time on stage, she performs in school talent shows every year.
Tammy Budine is proud to join the cast of Matilda. While this is her first musical she is no stranger to the stage. Beginning around three years old, she danced for 18 years. Throughout her school years she participated in chorus and a few “Dessert Theater” shows. As of late, she can be found directing the choir at the United Presbyterian Church in Walton, NY. Tammy is also part of the “Delaware River Stage Company” and sings in their Christmas show.
Kara Grady is excited to be joining Bold Theatrics production of Matilda The Muical! Her previous acting credits include Grace Farrell in Annie (Orpheus Theatre) and Aunt Em in The Wizard of Oz (Orpheus Theatre). Kara is thrilled to again have the opportunity to share the stage with her daughter, Lilly. In her spare time you can find her Irish step dancing with Iona Troupe. Kara would like to thank Matt, Gavin and Kian for their support and encouragement!
Laura Synan is thrilled to be taking the stage with both of her children in her first production with Bold Theatrics. Community theater credits include ensemble roles in Annie and The Wizard of Oz with Orpheus Theatre. She has had a great time working on this production and is grateful to be a part of it!
The staff at Bold Theatrics is shocked and appalled to learn that an actor that appeared in one of our productions has been charged with a hate crime. The alleged crime occurred over Hanukkah, in the wake of the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in The United States.
Acts of Nazism, anti-Semitism, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or any other forms of discrimination and hate, do not reflect the values of Bold Theatrics, or the Oneonta community. Furthermore, we are deeply saddened that we have reached a point in our country where it is necessary to actually have to denounce bigotry and hatred.
Now more than ever it is imperative that we focus on our mission: producing thought-provoking theatre that fosters awareness and perpetuates dialogue on the importance of equality and acceptance for every human being, regardless of their race, country of origin, sex, gender, religion or sexuality.