Meet the Cast of Junie B. Jones the Musical at the Forum This Weekend

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Brandon Arias (Daddy, Mr. Scary, Mr. Woo, Mrs. Gutzman) studies theatre performance at Kean University and is very excited to make his debut at the Forum Theater. A dance and voice instructor , Brandon would love to thank his family & friends for their support. Recent produc- tions: All Shook Up (Dennis), Little Women (Laurie), West Side Story (Snowboy, Action u/ s), Macbeth( Donalbain), Spring Awakening (Otto)

Tyler Barnick (Herb, Chenille) is excited to be making his debut at the Forum. Tyler has been

seen as The Cat in the Hat (Seussical), Harold Hill (The Music Man ), Rooster (Annie) John The Baptist/Judas (Godspell), Sir Lancelot (Spamalot) Hero (A Funny Thing...the Forum), and Prince Charming (Cinderella). Recent shows: Sunset Boulevard and The Little Mermaid, Jr. at Plays in the Park, and off-Broadway in Sweet Charity as Oscar. Tyler enjoys writing, singing, acting, & working out. He is a Theater Major at Middlesex County College. Tyler would like to thank Moggie, Vicki, & Peter, his fellow cast members of Junie B Jones, his family, Jeanette for helping with music and Michelle Massa.

Samantha Cook (Junie B. Jones) studied vocal music education at Oklahoma State Univer- sity, where she was an active member of Delta Delta Delta and a member of The Brightest Band in all the Land's Color Guard. Samantha recently worked as a member of the Cruise Staff on The Disney Fantasy for Disney Cruise Lines. Other credits: Joseph (Ensemble--Plays-in-the -Park), and while at Metuchen High School, Samantha was seen in Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), Urinetown (Hope Caldwell), Footloose (Rusty) and HAIR (ens.). Samantha lives in Metuchen and works at The Community Nursery School as an Assistant Teacher for the 2-3 year-olds & Music Teacher for all of the classes. She also babysits for "just about every child

in Metuchen".

Shannon Garahan (Lucille, Grace, Jose) Shannon is thrilled to be making her debut at the

Forum Theatre. Past credits : Grease (Rizzo), High School Musical (Sharpay), Anything Goes (Reno Sweeny), Spamalot (Ensemble), and Bye Bye Birdie (Dance Captain/Helen) and A Chorus Line at Surflight Theatre (Tricia). Shannon trained at Center Stage Dance & Theatre School where she is a dance and acrobatics instructor. She would like to thank her family for their constant love and support.

Jason Jackson (Lennie, Sheldon, Camille) Recently performed as "Poe" in AlphaNYC's pro- duction of Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe in October. Recent credits: The Exoner- ated, and Steve Martin's adaptation of The Underpants, both performed at Middlesex County College. This Is Jason's first performance at the Forum Theatre. Jason began his onstage ca- reer in 2005 at Middlesex County College where he earned his AFA in Theatre. An artist and video editor , Jason's work can be seen at and thatsjustjjackson.

Lyra Koncsol (Bobbi Jean Piper) is a 7th grader at Hillsborough Middle School in Hillsbor- ough, NJ. Productions: Mt Saint Mary's Academy: The King and I, Annie, Wizard of Oz; Somer- set Valley Playhouse: The King and I, Joseph and ...Dreamcoat, A Christmas Carol, Treasure Island; Raritan Valley Community College: Six Characters in Search of an Author; The Villagers: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Snow White, Crystal and the Christmas Snowman; The Brook: Joseph and...Dreamcoat. McCarter Theatre: A Christmas Carol. Hillsborough HS: Jane Eyre. I would like to thank everyone who helped me fulfill my dreams of performing. Christa DiLalo Petti (May, Mother) is thrilled to perform for the first time at the Forum as her first grade self. Favorite roles: Charity (Anything Goes, NJACT Perry Award nominee) & Andie Lee (42nd Street). Other past productions: Kiss Me Kate, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Spamalot, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. She currently trains at the Metuchen Dance Centre. Many thanks to Peter, Vicki, Coco Nathaniel & Moggie, and all the love in the world to this incredibly talented and wildly fun cast!

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