Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cast

Courtney Blanc


Courtney is elated to be a part of this production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and to be making her debut at Fulton Theatre! Some of her favorite credits include Cinderella in Into the Woods, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Caiaphus in the world premiere of His Story, Kaylee in The Prom and Sandy in Grease. Courtney shares a love for both theatre and fitness. Many thanks to the creative team, unbelievably supportive parents, friends, and Jesus. @i_be_court

Ashley Calderon

Violet Beauregarde

Ashley is excited to be back at the Fulton! She is a graduate at Millersville University with a B.S. in Theatre. Fulton Credits: In the Heights (Ensemble), Holiday Cabaret (Special Guest), and Junie B. Jones (Junie B. Jones). Other Credits: The Science of Stuff (Aria Marx/Gretna); Off the Yellow Brick Road (Dorothy u/s/Prima); The Prom (Emma/EPAC). She wants to thank her mother, family and friends for always supporting her in everything she does! IG: @_ashleycalderon

Eddie Curry*

Grandpa George/Ensemble/ Mr. Green

Eddie Curry (Grandpa George) feels blessed to be back on The Fulton stage where he was last seen as Charlie Davenport in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. He has spent the bulk of his career producing, directing and performing at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre and has appeared on stage in over 90 productions there, where he makes his home in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife, Julie and their 13 year old son, Ashton. Eddie is a 33 year member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Amy Decker*


Amy is thrilled to be back at the Fulton in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Tours: The Phantom of the Opera (25th Anniversary Tour), Fame! (Korean Tour), The Will Rogers Follies (Betty Blake). Select Regional: Equus (Dora), Sweat! (Jessie), Mamma Mia (Donna), Hairspray (Velma), The Drowsy Chaperone (Kitty), White Christmas (Betty) and Boeing Boeing (Gretchen). Thanks to Marc and the Cast and Creative Team. Love to her husband Ryan and boys Anderson and Benjamin. she/her

Joshua William Green*

Mr. Beauregarde

His last appearance on the Fulton stage was in JUNIE B. JONES. Since moving to Lancaster from Manhattan in 2021, Joshua has become very involved in the local theatre community as a performer, director, and choreographer. Notable credits include the RAGTIME National Tour 2016, FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour 2018, The 2018 Grammy Awards (Sam Smith BGV), and America’s Got Talent season 16 competitor.

Tyler Hanes*

Willy Wonka

was last seen at the Fulton as Shakespeare in Something Rotten. 10 Broadway shows including A Chorus Line, On The Town, Hairspray, Sweet Charity, and as Rum Tum Tugger in Cats. Off-Broadway: Only Gold, Stephen Sondheim’s A Bed and A Chair, Juno, ADM21. First National Tours: Fosse. Some regional credits: The Old Globe, The Kennedy Center, Barrington Stage, Signature Theatre, Paper Mill, MSMT. TV/Film: FBI, Pose, The Good Fight, Elementary, Hail, Caesar!, The Blacklist, 30 Rock, Ms. Guidance, and as Jerry Orbach in Fosse/Verdon. @thetylerhanes

Maya Imani*

Grandma Georgina/Ensemble

Maya (she/her) is so excited to be making her debut here at the Fulton Theatre! She was recently seen on the First National Tour of MEAN GIRLS (Ensemble, Janis u/s). Regional credits include 42ND STREET (Anytime Annie) – Maltz Jupiter Theatre, WHITE CHRISTMAS (Swing) – John W. Engeman Theatre. Many thanks to Ben, Andrew, and Lisa from TPG. @_maya_imani_ |

Brodie Kennedy

Charlie Bucket

Since starting his adventure in the theater world a little over 2 years ago, Brodie has had many amazing opportunities with local theater companies. Some of his favorite theater credits include: “Michael Hobbs” in Elf the Musical, “Les” in Disney’s Newsies, “Young Elvis” in Elvis, A Musical Revolution, “Little Boy” in Ragtime, and “Kurt VonTrapp” in The Sound of Music. He feels privileged to be casted into his most honorable role yet as “Charlie Bucket” and to be back on stage at The Fulton!

Ryan Kimbark

Augustus Gloop

Ryan is beyond excited to return to the Fulton Theatre for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! He was last seen in The Wizard of Oz (Ensemble), Peter Pan (Nibs), A Christmas Story (Ralphie), Newsies (u/s Les). Ryan is a rising Junior at Molloy/Cap21 in New York City for a BFA in Musical Theatre. Huge thanks to the people at the Fulton, his family, friends, teachers, and everyone who has supported him throughout the years.

Jalen Kirkman


Jalen is so excited to be making his Fulton Theatre debut in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Originally from Florence, Alabama, Jalen is a Junior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre. Regional Credits: Sister Act (Eddie Souther, Red Mountain Theatre), Dreamgirls (C.C. White, Red Mountain Theatre), 9 to 5 (Ensemble, Maine State Music Theatre), Titanic (John Thayer/ Lightoller Understudy and Jim Farrell 2nd Cover, Maine State Music Theatre).

Sierra Naomi

Mrs. Gloop

is stoked to be spending the summer yodeling on the Fulton stage! Previously at the Fulton: Narrator 2/Ensemble, Joseph; Emma Goldman, Ragtime; Marion Thayer, Titanic; Madame, Beauty and the Beast and many Family Series shows. Regional favorites: Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd (HDG Opera House), Witch, Into the Woods (Prima), Fantine, Les Miserables (SRT), and Queen Sigrid in the TV series King’s Blade. Endless thanks to Marc & Joey! Love to Matt and my family. @sierranaomi_nyc God is good!

Zuhairah McGill*

Mrs. Teavee

Happy to make her debut. Off-Broadway: Gutta Beautiful (New Federal Theatre) First Breeze Of Summer (Negro Ensemble Co) Sister (West Side Arts Theatre) Regional: Gem Of The Ocean, Radio Golf(Arden Theatre) Sojourner(Arena Stage) Flyin West(Quintessence Theatre) (People’s Light Theatre) An Army Of Lovers (Azuka Theatre) Lunt-Fontanne Fellow, 3 time Barrymore winner, Broadway Regional Winner, Love to my family, Thanks Joey & Marc, Instagram @zuhairahmcgill ASE!

Emmett O'Hanlon*

Mr. Salt

Baritone Emmett O’Hanlon is delighted to be making his debut with Fulton Theater. Recent credits include The Beast in Beauty and the Beast with the Paramount Theater, male soloist in Celtic Thunder, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Austin Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Kaiser Overall in Der Kaiser von Atlantis with Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Film credits include as Male Opera Singer in She Came to Me. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he is a member of AEA and AGMA.

Fran Prisco*


Thrilled to return!! Previous Fulton Credits include Mamma Mia (Bill), Guys and Dolls (Nathan), and A Steady Rain (Denny). He also directed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. A Philadelphia-based theatre artist, Fran has performed for most of his hometown Theatre companies, with over 40 credits at America’s oldest theatre, The Walnut St. Theatre. Thanks to Marc, Joey and all of the Fulton staff!

Marisa Rivera*

Grandma Josephine/Ensemble

Fulton credits: Diana Morales in “A Chorus Line”, Beth in “Little Women”. Regional credits: Sally Bowles in “Cabaret”, Velma Kelly in “Chicago”, Anita in “West Side Story”, Reno Sweeney in “Anything Goes”, Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”, Cassie in “A Chorus Line”, Lola in “Damn Yankees”. Broadway concert credit: “Rocktopia”. My heart is full of gratitude to Marc and Joey to be stepping back on the Fulton stage. I offer my talent back to the One who gave it to me!

Katie Sina*

Mrs. Bucket

Thank you, Marc, Ben & Joey, for this opportunity to play! Favorite Fulton roles: Violet(9-5), Elsa(The Sound of Music), Helen (Fun Home), Mum(Billy Elliot), Babette(Disney’s Beauty & the Beast), forever-Mary Poppins, along with many more mainstage & family series shows. Favorite roles in life: Proud Lancastrian, Thankful partner to her best friend & love Andy, and the actual mom of Charlie-& Alice, too. She dedicates this to them with gratitude for filling our world every day with their Pure Imagination.

Cody Smith*


Previously at the Fulton:9 to 5, Brigadoon, Hello Dolly!, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Chorus Line, Joseph, Newsies, Guys and Dolls (Choreographer). TYA productions: The Little Mermaid, Anne of Green Gables, Shrek, Big (Choreographer), Aladdin (Director), Pinnochio, Sleeping Beauty, A Christmas Carol, The Wizard of Oz (Director), The Play That Goes Wrong, Shear Madness, and Joseph (Stage Manager).

Albert Sterner*

Mike Teavee

Albert is thrilled to be making his Fulton Theatre debut this summer! Recent credits include The Scarlet Pimpernel (Percy), at Illinois Wesleyan University; Maine State Music Theatre (9 to 5/ Titanic); Music Theatre Wichita (Kinky Boots, 42nd Street, Wizard of Oz). Feel free to visit his website if you want to get to know him more! Shout out to his parents for their incredible support as he starts his professional career.

Daniel Velasquez*

Father Bucket/Ensemble

Daniel Velasquez is so happy to be back on The Fulton stage! Past Fulton shows include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Man of La Mancha, Jersey Boys, and White Christmas. Some Regional Favorites: Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and Maine State Music Theatre. When Daniel is not performing around the country, he is traveling the world with Uptown Boys Live! The Billy Joel Songbook.

Cari Rose Walton

Veruca Salt

Is grateful to be making her Fulton Debut! Regional Credits: Alice in Alice in Wonderland, Mrs. Astor/US Kate Murphy in Titanic, Destiny/Queen Isabella in Rapunzel (Maine State Music Theatre), and Princess #12/Dance Captain in Once Upon a Mattress (Stage West Theatre). Cari recently graduated with her BFA in Musical Theatre from Texas Christian University, where she performed as Charity in Sweet Charity. Thank you to all of team Cari for the love and support! @Cari.rose.walton

Bruce Winant*

Grandpa Joe

is thrilled to be back at the Fulton: Misery, Christmas Cabaret, Ragtime Concert. Broadway: Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, Fiddler…, La Cage Aux Folles, Les Miz, Miss Saigon, My Favorite Year. TV: Blue Bloods, Law&Order SVU/Original, Marvelous Mrs Maisel, The Good Fight, Fosse/Verdon, Deadbeat, Star Trek:TNG, amoung others. Voices: Ice Age, Robots Underdogs, several anime titles. Upcoming: Your Friends & Neighbors & Dead Whisper. Thanks Marc, Joey & Jeff – Love Kristin, Arden & Jayce.

Teen Ensemble

Mikaylin "MJ" Brooks

MJ is excited to be back with the Fulton for her second show. MJ is going into 9th grade at Hempfield School District. MJ participates in choir, orchestra, school newspaper, and theatre at school. Past roles: Mrs. Mayor-Suessical Jr. (Hempfield), Youth Ensemble-Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Fulton), The Baker’s Wife- Into the Woods, Jr (Hempfield). She wants to thank her friends and family for all of their support.

Bella Cesarini

is thrilled to be making her Fulton debut! She is a recent graduate of Warwick High School and will be attending college in the fall. For the last six years, she has been a part of the CojoMotion Dance Company and has performed in their annual Christmas show. Some of her past credits include Into the Woods, Seussical, and Annie. She would like to thank her family for their support and everyone at the Fulton for this incredible opportunity! IG: @bellaacesarini

Reagan Connell

is thrilled to be in her Fulton debut in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! She’s currently in her Junior year at the Center for Performing and Fine Arts (PALCS). Favorite theater roles include Jingle Bell Jukebox (Featured Vocalist/ADC), Big Fish (Featured Dancer), Sound of Music (Liesl), with Servant Stage, Tale of Two Cities (Seamstress/DC), Little Women (Beth) at Cavod. Other artistic performances include short film The Pony Cart Adventure (Linda) and new musical Audience of One (Jade).

Madeline A. Dixon

Maddie is thrilled to make her Fulton Theater debut! She is entering her senior year at CPFA and has been doing theater since the age of 4. Some of her recent theater credits include: The Sound of Music (Leisl, SALT), Mary Poppins (Valentine, Ensemble, SALT), Little Women (Aunt March, Choreographer, CPFA), Seussical (Ensemble, Gertrude u/s, Assit. Choreography, SALT). She wishes to thank her family for their unwavering love and support and for allowing her to always chase her dreams. @madelineadixon

Elliott Evans

Mike Teavee (u/s)

is thrilled to be returning to the Fulton where he appeared in Grease (Teen Ensemble) last season! Other regional credits: Disney’s Descendants: The Musical (Carlos), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Ensemble), and Madagascar (Kowalski) at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre. Other favorite credits include The Addams Family (Lukas Beineke) and The Prom (Ensemble) at Keystone Theatrics and Shrek (Shrek) at Susquehanna Stage. He thanks everyone at the Fulton for this opportunity! IG: @theelliottevans

Finneghan Forrester

Finneghan is thrilled to be returning to the Fulton stage after her debut in The Wizard of Oz (2015)! She is a rising senior at Manheim Township HS where she is an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate, and she participates in their theater program, choir, varsity cheerleading, and many clubs. She is an intern and student at the Fulton Theater Academy. She would like to thank her amazing family, friends, teachers, mentors, and everyone at the Fulton! IG: @finneghanforrester

Silas Frank

Augustus (u/s)

Silas Frank is thrilled to return to the Fulton to join the cast of Charlie! Most recently he played Edgar in Ragtime with the Dutch Apple. Other recent roles include Michael in Peter Pan, the Youth Ensemble & Angel in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Friedrich in The Sound of Music. Silas is a rising 9th grader at Stone Independent School. He studies voice with Caleb Heckman. Silas would like to thank his family, his friends, and the Fulton Theatre for this opportunity!

Carly Geiter

Carly is overjoyed to be back at The Fulton! Favorite credits: Brigitta, Sound of Music (Fulton Theatre); Matilda, Matilda (EPAC); Helen Keller, Miracle Worker (Belmont Theater). Carly is a part of Servant Stage’s Apprentice Company, and will be in the Dance Ensemble of Tuck Evelasting this fall. She would like to thank her parents for driving her everywhere, her siblings, her friends, her Grandma, and above all Jesus! (Eph 2:8)

Abigail Gottshall

is thrilled to be in her first full length production at the Fulton Theatre! Abby has previously performed as Horton the Elephant (Suessical kids), Young Anna (Frozen junior), Young Simba (Lion King kids), and Violet Beauregarde (Willy Wonka kids). She has been a dancer for about twelve years and currently trains at One Broadway Dance Academy. She would like to thank her family and friends for their tremendous support and encouragement.

Braedyn Jones

Braedyn is excited to return to the Fulton Stage. You may have recently seen Braedyn in various shows in the area or competing at regional dance competitions. He has been dancing for 8 years including 7 years competitively in various genres winning 3 regional titles. He loves to perform and entertain and plans to peruse a future career as a performer. He would like to thank his family, friends, and dance teachers for their guidance and support.

Clara Mecouch

is overjoyed to be making her Fulton debut! She is a Lampeter Strasburg upcoming high school senior with ambitions to pursue theatrical performance in college. Recent favorite credits- August: Osage County (Jean Fordham) with Susquehanna Stage, The Prom (Kaylee) with EPAC, Shrek The Musical (Pinnochio/Puppet Captain), ANNIE (Grace Farrell), Anything Goes (Bonnie) at LSHS, and KCBBC virtual camp. Clara would like to thank her family and everyone at the Fulton for this wonderful opportunity and she gives many thanks to her voice teacher Celeste Simone and her acting coach Cheryl Stern.

Willy Reiner

u/s Charlie Bucket

Willy is proud to be returning to the Fulton stage! She appeared in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat in the youth ensemble in 2023. Willy has graced the stage in other local performances such as Shrek Jr (Young Fiona) and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Young Rudolph), as well as the big and small screen in HeBGB TV. She enjoys playing clarinet, violin and bells, and crocheting. Willy would like to thank her family, friends, and her vocal and musical teachers for all of their support!

Ariana Stambaugh

Ariana is excited to be back at the Fulton where she appeared in Grease (Teen Ensemble) last season! Credits include: The Sound of Music (Louisa), Shrek (Young Fiona, Baby Bear), A Christmas Story (Children’s Ensemble), The Wizard of Oz (Munchkin) at Fulton Theatre, Annie (U/S Annie), Descendants (Audrey), at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, and White Christmas (Rita, Ensemble) with Keystone Theatrics. She thanks Joey, Marc, and everyone at the Fulton for their support and guidance over the years.

Madelyn Stern

is excited to be making her first appearance at the Fulton Theatre. Active in various school and community youth programs, her favorite roles include Belle (Beauty and the Beast at Penn Manor HS) and Janis Sarkisian (Mean Girls PPAS). She would like to thank Mrs. Ciemiewicz, Mrs. Mintzer, Mrs. Abrom, and all her dance teachers for developing her into the performer she is today. Another huge thank you to her mom, dad, and best friend, Jeremy, for their support.

Isaiah Stoltzfus

Isaiah is 13 years old and a 7th grader at Warwick Middle School. Recent credits: The Music Man, Raisin in the Sun, James and the Giant Peach, Beauty and the Beast, Motown, The Sound of Music. Isaiah has performed the National Anthem for the Lancaster Barnstormers and Reading Phillies. Along with his love of theatre, Isaiah loves basketball, singing in the student band at church, and playing video games.