Henry Wager is a fifteen-year-old high school freshman from Cooperstown, NY. He is thrilled to be back with Orpheus Theatre, having previously appeared with the company as Charlie Bucket in the 2015 production of Willy Wonka the Musical. Previous roles include: Binghamton University: Amahl and the Night Visitors (Title Role); Opera Saratoga: Jeremy Beck and Stephanie Fleischman’s The Long Walk (Sam); Washington National Opera: Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince (Title Role), Jeanine Tesori’s The Lion, the Unicorn and Me (The Angel); Glimmerglass Festival: Robin Hood (Title Role), The Music Man (Winthrop), Ben Moore & Kelley Rourke’s Odyssey (Children’s Choir), Tobias Picker’s American Tragedy (Children’s Choir), David Lang’s little match girl passion (Children’s Choir) and Puccini’s Madame Butterfly (supernumerary); Oman’s Royal Opera House Muscat: The Music Man (Winthrop).
Molly Bowen is a fifteen-year-old sophomore at Cooperstown Central School. She is ecstatic to play one of her dream roles, Wendla Bergman in Spring Awakening. She has been in several Main-Stage productions with Orpheus, including, Cinderella, Hairspray, Cats, Shrek the Musical, Willy Wonka the Musical, Gypsy, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and most recently Jesus Christ Superstar. Some of her favorite roles include Lucy (13 the Musical), Cinderella (Into the Woods Jr.), Pinocchio (Shrek the Musical Jr.), Ryan Evans (High School Musical Jr.), Margo (Legally Blond Jr.), Timon (Disney’s The Lion King Jr.), and Mrs. Meers (Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.). She is member of The Starstruck Players. Molly has also served as a “Junior” Producer for Orpheus Theatre’s 13 the Musical, and has been Dance Captain on four shows. She dances at Elite Dance Academy. Molly has participated in NYSSMA and All-County Choir for five years.
Andrew Bowen is a fifteen-year-old sophomore at Cooperstown Central School. He is very excited to be playing the part of Moritz Stiefel in Spring Awakening. Andrew has been involved with Orpheus Theatre for five years now and has appeared in many shows like Shrek the Musical Jr. (Shrek), 13 the Musical (Archie), Gypsy (Georgie), Into the Woods Jr. (The Baker), and Shrek the Musical (Little Pig #2). He has also been a Lighting Assistant for Next to Normal, The Wizard of Oz, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Andrew has participated in The Starstruck Players and All-county Choir.
Keara Hazard is a freshman at Oneonta High School, and has been around the theatre her whole life. She has participated in many Mainstage Productions, Workshops, and is a member of The Starstruck Players. Some of her favorite roles include Elle Woods in Legally Blonde Jr., Marta in The Sound of Music, Troy Bolton in High School Musical Jr., Kendra in 13 the Musical, Nala in Disney’s The Lion King Jr., and Woodstock in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Gunnar Hassard is a senior at Oneonta High School. Gunnar is making his debut on the Orpheus stage. Some of his favorite roles include Chad Danforth in the Blue and Gold Guilds production of High School Musical and Buck the Bunny in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Josette LaRocca is a sixteen-year-old student at Oneonta High School. She played the leading role, Gabriella Montez, in her high school’s production of High School Musical, and has also appeared in Rent, Shrek the Musical, Our Town and many more. Josette currently dances at Elite Dance Academy and is a member of Concert Choir at her school.
Jack Flynn is a sophomore at Oneonta High School. This is his first show with Orpheus Theatre, but he has been in several productions before such as Our Town and High School Musical with the Oneonta High School BG Guild.
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Toby Green is a fourteen-year-old sophomore at Milford Central School. He has participated in many shows with Orpheus Theatre and with his school. Toby’s most recent role was as Lefou in his school's production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. He has also participated in his school’s productions of Seussical (The Mayor) and The Sound of Music (Kurt). Toby plays the trombone in the high school and jazz bands.
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David Gouldin is in 8th grade at Oneonta Middle School and has worked locally with Orpheus Theatre and Stuff of Dreams Productions. Most recently, he played the role of Billy Ray, Jr., in On Golden Pond. He has also played the role of Flounder in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, James in Willy Wonka the Musical Rich Man's Son in Gypsy. In addition to theatre, David loves to dance. He has been studying technical dance at Jillian's Dance Arts since 2015 which includes ballet, contemporary and jazz. He opened for the Koresh Dance Company, a modern dance company, out of Philadelphia, Pa when they performed here in Oneonta.
Riley Bowen is a fifteen-year-old sophomore at Cooperstown Central School and has been involved with Orpheus Theatre since 2011. She has performed in several main stage shows as well as workshops, and is a member of The Starstruck Players. Some of Riley’s favorite roles include Patrice (13 the Musical), Baby Louise (Gypsy), Sharpay Evans (High School Musical Jr.), Brooke Wyndham (Legally Blonde Jr.), Scar (Disney’s The Lion King Jr.), Gingy (Shrek the Musical Jr.), Little Red Riding Hood (Into the Woods Jr.) and Bun Foo (Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.). In addition to her on-stage efforts, she has also served Orpheus Theatre as “Junior” Producer, Dance Captain, and Assistant Choreographer.
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