This week Kennedy released the cast list as the young actors sat down for their first “table read.”
Following are the students and the characters they will portray in what Kennedy and his wife, Andrea call “The best musical ever.”
The cast list is in alphabetical order:
Jenna Aconfora (daughter), Ali Ashworth (Momma, Frumah Sarah), Gabby Aversa (Hodel), Sophie Benjamin (son, male wedding dancer), Talya Braverman (Chava), Karianne Canfield (mama), Caitlin Carlson (daughter, Male wedding dancer), Evan D’Onofrio (son), Michael Decesare (Russian), Alaina Dwyer (Yente), Yuliya Faryna (Golde), Simon Flaherty (son, Russian), Kayleigh Foley (mama), Brian Forbes (constable), Jeffrey Gallo (Sasha), Jamie Genovese (son, Russian), Emma Gilshannon (mama), Shane Gordon (Fydeka), Eric Greenbaum (Tevye), Sofia Halepas (daughter).
Also, Tyler Jennes (Yussel), Zach Katz (papa), Kiersten Keating (mama), Brynne Keevil (daughter), Ben Kemp (Rabbi), Emily Killian (Tzeitel), Joyce Lin (fiddler, bottle dancer), Kyle Magri (Mendel), Josiah Oakley (Nahum the begger, bottle dancer, Russian), Kelsey Paier (Shindel), Dean Pocweirz (Avram, bottle dancer), AJ Pocweirz (son), Lilli Querker (Shprintze), Ryan Rappaport (Perchik), Blythe Rets (Bielke).
And Nico Sagnelli (Mordcha), Ethan Selmon (Papa, bottle dancer), Sydney Sherrick (daughter, male wedding dancer), Nathan Shilling (Lazer Wolfe), Lily Swain (mama, male wedding dancer), Halle Syrop (daughter), Julia Vinci (daughter), Maren Westgard (daughter, grandma Tzeitel) Kayla Zamkov (mama).
Since the Kennedy’s took over, he Amity Theater Department has tackled many huge musicals including Les Miseables, Tarzan, In the Heights, Rant, Sweeney Todd, Legally Blonde and Chicago.
They chose “Fiddler on the Roof” because it is a beloved musical and their all time favorite show.
So, this spring get ready for this wonderful musical with well-known songs including: Sunrise Sunset, If I Were a Rich Man, Tradition, Matchmaker, Do You Love Me … and more.
]Fiddler on the Roof cast list by character:
The Fiddler Joyce Lin
Tevye the Dairyman Eric Greenbaum
Golde his wife Yuliya Faryna
Tzeitel Emily Kilian
Hodel Gabby Aversa
Chava Tayla Braverman
Shprintze Lilli Querker
Bielke Blythe Reis
Yente the Matchmaker Alaina Dwyer
Motel the Tailor Harrison Paek
Perchik a student Ryan Rappaport
Lazer Wolf the Butcher Nathan Shilling
Mordcha an Innkeeper Nico Sagnelli
The Rabbi Ben Kemp
Mendel the Rabbi’s Son Kyle Magri
Avram a Bookseller Dean Pocweirz
Yussel the Hat Maker Tyler Jennes
Grandma Tzeitel Maren Westgard
Frumah Sarah Ali Ashworth
The Constable Brian Forbes
Fydeka a Russian Soldier Shane Gordon
Sasha his friend Jeffrey Gallo
Shaindel- Motel’s Mother Kelsey Paier
Nahum the Beggar Josiah Oakley
Rumor Soloists Emma Gilshannon, Kayla Zamkov, Ali Ashworth
Yente’s Boys AJ Pocwierz, Evan D’Onofrio
Bottle Dancers: Dean Pocwierz, Joyce Lin, Josiah Oakley, Ethan Selmon
Wedding Dancers: Caitlin Carlson, Lily Swain, Sophie Benjamin, Syndey Sherrick
Mamas: Lily Swain, Kayleigh Foley, Kiersten Keating, Karianne Canfield, Emma Gilshannon, Kayla Zamkov, Ali Ashworth, Brynn Keevil
Daughters: Maren Westgard, Sydney Sherrick, Caitlin Carlson, Halle Syrop, Julia Vinci, Sofia Halepas, Jenna Aconfora
Sons: Josiah Oakley, Simon Flaherty, Jamie Genovese, AJ Pocwierz, Evan D’Onofrio, Sophie Benjamin
Papas Ethan Selmon, Zach Katz
Russian Soldiers Josiah Oakley, Simon Flaherty, Jamie Genovese, Micheal DeCesare
Dance Captain Joyce Lin