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NAOMI NAUGHTON - SHE/HER - (DIANA) Naomi has been performing in musical theatre for several decades. Some favorite roles include Grizabella in Cats, The Narrator in Joseph...Dreamcoat, and Morales in A Chorus Line. Naomi moved to the Poconos 21 years ago where she and her husband have delighted in raising their 4 remarkable sons.

DAVID ARZBERGER - HE/HIM (DAN) David is originally from Queens, NYC has been performing, choreographing and teaching for 24 years. He is delighted to join the REBEL family on his 3rd show with this phenomenally talented cast and crew. He was last seen as director, choreographer and costumer for The Shawnee Playhouse's summer productions of Mame where he received the Philadelphia Broadway World Regional Award for Best Choreography of a Musical. Select performing credits include: Gypsy (Herbie), The Secret Garden (Dr. Craven), The Full Monty (Malcolm); Nunsense- Amen! (Sister Amnesia); Church Basement Ladies- A Second Helping (Pastor); Mamma Mia (Harry Bright); Guys and Dolls (Nicely, Nicely Johnson); All Shook Up (Jim Haller ); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Barfee); Hairspray (Edna Turnblad); Urinetown (Ms. Pennywise) A White Christmas Cabaret: Songs of Irving Berlin; Hair (Tribe); A Chorus Line (Greg), Fiddler on the Roof (Motel); Godspell (John the Baptist/Judas). We can all help prevent suicide. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. Please visit : or Dial: 988. Help is always there!

HANNAH ECHEVARRÍA - SHE/HER - (NATALIE) is beyond excited to be a part of her first production with Rebel Stages! Hannah is a 16 year old singer-songwriter who’s loved and pursued music her entire life. She grew up experimenting with instruments and singing in church. It was through her portrayal of Crystal in Pocono Mountain West High School’s production of Little Shop of Horrors that she realized her passion for musical theatre. Next to Normal is her second endeavor in the performance world, and she plans to continue studying musical theatre moving forward. She’d like to thank her family, friends, and directors for believing in her and helping her build confidence in herself and her craft!

ETHAN FLANAGAN - HE/HIM - (GABE) Ethan is a freshman music theatre major at Baldwin Wallace University and he is thrilled to be a part of this production with Rebel Stages. At Baldwin Wallace, he has worked on the staged reading of “In the Next Room” as Mr. Daldry and the mainstage’s “Measure for Measure” as the male-presenting swing. Other credits include: Jamie Wellerstein (The Last Five Years), Joseph (Joseph…), and Shrek (Shrek: The Musical). You can see Ethan next in the Beck Center for the Arts’ production of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”. Ethan would like to thank the amazing cast and crew for allowing him to be a part of this incredible show and his friends and family for their endless support! @eflan2

DYLAN PENYAK - HE/HIM - (GABE) Dylan is currently 17 years old and has theatre credits from Wilson Area High School as: Jack Kelly - Newsies, Babbs - Charley’s Aunt, Pippin - Pippin, Peter Pan - Peter/Wendy, and Pugsley- Addams Family. His community credits at the Pennsylvania Playhouse are as  Richard Bailey - Kinky Boots, and Tobias Ragg - Sweeney Todd, he has been studying voice for 10 years, with Vocaleez and under Phil Diaz in Bethlehem.

ANDI SCHUBERT - THEY/THEM - (HENRY) Andi is thrilled to help bring this beautiful show to life! Andi is a musician, singer and actor and they currently attend the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts. Some of their favorite shows have been RENT, MAMMA MIA! and Seussical Jr. Outside of theatre, they also make and release music under the name “Andi Drogynous”. They would like to thank their vocal instructor Vale Rideout.

CHRISTOPHER “CJ” JAY  - HE/HIM (DR.MADDEN/DR.FINE) CJ is new to Rebel and is ecstatic to be surrounded by such talent. He is making his return to theater after a 7 year hiatus in Next to Normal, as well as American Idiot coming up soon at the Sherman Theater, and thanks everyone who helped and guided him.

ABIGAIL PEARTREE - SHE/THEY - (ASST. STAGE MANAGER) This is Abigail's first time at Rebel Stages, and her first time being an assistant stage manager! She is incredibly excited to be able to do this show! Recent roles she has had include Rusty in Footloose and Clarisse la Rue/ Charon in The Lightning Thief: A Percy Jackson Musical at Northern Lehigh High School. She will be attending Arcadia University in the fall to pursue her career in theatre. She also has done stage crew for both of those shows! She would like to thank her parents for their continued support! She also would like to thank Kayla for the many rides to rehearsals, and she would like to thank Kayla, Tamir, and Brandon for this amazing opportunity!

KAYLA DRISCOLL - SHE/HER - ASST. DIRECTOR/STAGE MANAGER Kayla is thrilled to be returning to Rebel Stages for this incredible production. She received her B.A. in Theatre Directing from East Stroudsburg University and has spent the last two years as the Program Director for Northern Lehigh High School. Notable recent credits include Direction for “Footloose”, “Attack! Of the Killer Man from the Sun”, “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” and “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose” (Northern Lehigh Little Theatre), Stage Manager for “The Pillowman” (Rebel Stages), and Assistant Director for “Brighton Beach Memoirs” (The Pennsylvania Playhouse). She is so thankful for her colleague Tamir for bringing her on this amazing endeavor and is so proud to see her student, Abby, thrive in new theatre positions ahead of her collegiate career. Kayla’s mission as a youth director is to create and foster a safe, healthy & supportive creative environment for young thespians to develop their craft.

TAMIR COUSINS - ALI - HE/HIM - DIRECTOR/MUSIC DIRECTOR is happy to share this incredibly moving production with the Poconos! This has been his favorite show for years for the way it doesn't shy away from the truth of mental illness and wild family dynamics. Previous directing credits include Stay by Lucy Thurber.

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