Meet the cast of Legacy
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Tim Allen (Legacy Singer), a Lebanon resident, works at Home Depot after 43 years as a local pastor. In college, he played Charlie Brown in two different productions of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Tim has really enjoyed getting to know Dave and Beth. Thanks for letting me sing with you all!
Kim Barker (Townsperson) is the Assistant Director of Student Impact for Grace Chapel located in Mason. This wife and mother of three was inspired by her oldest child to join the cast of Legacy! Kim would like you to check out My Silent Song at jenniferneyer.com!
Liam Barker (Linus/ Newsie) is a homeschool student from Mason who loves making people laugh! Liam has always loved musical theater and got his start in 2019 when he joined the cast of Inspiring Arts' Newsies! He thanks Anna Cook for her inspiration.
Lacie Barnes (Townsperson) is delighted to be back for another Inspiring Arts production! She has been in multiple Inspiring Arts shows including Horizons of Gold, Anne of Green Gables, and The Jungle Book. Lacie is a homeschool sophomore living in the faraway land of Batavia. Enjoy the show and Merry Christmas!
Olivia Barnes (Townsperson) is ecstatic to be in yet another Inspiring Arts production this holiday season! She is currently a homeschool senior from Batavia. Besides theater, Olivia enjoys cake decorating. She’d like to say thank you for coming to the show and Merry Christmas!
Malea Bogan (Pioneer Dancer) was last seen in IA's Seussical (may it Rest In Peace) and Jungle Book. Malea is from Mason and attends Mason Middle School. Big thanks to Mrs. Kenniv and team for all the work they put into writing and directing this musical. She hopes you enjoy watching it as much as she loves being in it!
Ellen Burkhard (Pioneer Dancer) is thrilled to make her unexpected big debut with Inspiring Arts... and theater! Homeschool teacher by day, and baker, reader, driver, and Netflix watcher by night, Ellen is mom to 4 amazing kiddos and wife of 22 years to Ryan. Enjoy the show!
Lydia Burkhard (Pioneer Dancer/ Longfellow Daughter) is a 5th grade homeschooler from West Chester. She has been seen as Tessi in Annie Jr. with Encore, and loves being a part of Inspiring Arts. Lydia loves crafts and sewing, and can always be found with a hot glue gun in one hand and scissors in the other. Enjoy!
Anna Camerer (Kate) lives in Monroe, and is currently taking a gap year because of the wonderful pandemic. Her favorite past roles with Inspiring Arts include the Witch in Into the Woods, Bertha in Jane Eyre and Patty Quince from A Midsummer Night's Dream. She hopes to study set design at CCM and is currently working to support her new cat child.
Sarah Cejka (Townsperson) lives in Liberty Township and is a student at Lakota Schools. She has been involved with the Children's ministry at Life Church, acting and leading worship. Thank you to Beth Kenniv for giving her an opportunity to be in this production!
Anna Cook (Pioneer Dancer) is a 15-year-old homeschool freshman from Liberty Township. She was in the kids ensemble in IA's Newsies and was previously seen as Young Jane in Inspiring Arts' Jane Eyre. She would like to thank Mrs. Kenniv and the production team for this opportunity. Enjoy the show!
Ava Cooksey (Pioneer Dancer/ Longfellow Daughter) is a junior homeschool student. Her favorite role has been The Mayor’s Wife in Inspiring Arts' never-was Seussical. She has been making cosplays and costumes in light of her newly acquired free time. She wishes she could hug the entire cast.
Sunnie Cox (Pioneer Dancer) is a 14-year-old homeschooled freshman. Sunnie enjoys writing, drawing, and spreading Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear. This will be Sunnie’s 5th completed show with Inspiring Arts. Sunnie’s favorite roles include Mother Wolf in IA’s Jungle Book, the Apple Seller on JFTI’s Annie, and a newsie in IA’s Newsies. Proverbs 31:25-26
Anna Dudley (Swing Dancer) is ecstatic to be on stage again. She is excited to announce that she will be attending Belmont University in the spring in pursuit of a Musical Theatre degree. Anna dedicates this performance to her Nana, Jennifer, who sparked her love for the arts!
Gina Fanelli (Townsperson) lives in Morrow and attends Little Miami schools. She is happy to be back at school and at musical rehearsal with good friends. She was last seen onstage with Inspiring Arts in Jane Erye and in her free time, she loves to play the piano. Please enjoy the show!
Jon Gross (Townsperson), a homeschooler from West Chester, is a member of Classical Conversations
homeschool group. Jon has previously been seen as Nunzio in Inspiring Arts' Newsies, as well as other
assorted extras. He would like to thank everyone behind the scenes for making this show possible!
Tara Hill (Legacy Singer) is a 6th-grade choral director, worship leader at LCWC, and home cake decorator. This is her first performing role in several years, as she is usually directing vocals for Inspiring Arts shows! She is excited to be back on the stage. Great job everyone!
Cosette Hood (Swing Dancer) is happy to be joining this amazing Inspiring Arts cast on stage again this year. Some of Cosette’s appearances with Inspiring Arts include Babette in Beauty and the Beast and Finch in Disney’s Newsies. Cosette enjoyed being involved in the theater program at EMU--her proudest moment was being assistant choreographer and (last minute) swing in Cabaret.
Brighton Hummer (Swing Dancer) from Loveland is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s in Accounting who now works at Clubessential in Blue Ash. He’s excited to do a show this year since 9 to 5 got cancelled at school during tech week (tears). Merry Christmas!
Dave Kenniv (Longfellow/ Legacy Singer) is a longsuffering Inspiring Arts jack-of-all-trades. Dave is thrilled to trade his normal show involvement (being thrown out of the theater for being too loud and repainting sets hours before the show opens) for a role that actually involves... a role. He was last onstage with Inspiring Arts as the nasty Pulitzer in Newsies, and dedicates his performance to Kerry Marsh, who was nice enough to write his bio.
Elisha Kenniv (Newsie/Lucy) is a sophomore at Cincinnati Christian Schools. Elisha would like to launch a podcast as a professional career because she's so good at talking and is super opinionated and believes everyone could gain a brain cell if they listened to her. And she bowls. High is 177. Her claim to fame is making it in the Gaston number when she was 12. Enjoy the show.
Amy Lacey (Mary) is currently pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Central Florida. She most recently played Julia Peel in the workshop of McBride's Call and Katherine in Newsies. She is incredibly thankful for everyone at Inspiring Arts. She hopes everyone has a wonderful holiday season!
Izak Lord-Wohlstein (Frank) Izak is a senior at Lakota East High School and is so excited to be involved with Inspiring Arts again after spending the summer with the McBride's Call recording cast. He would like to thank his parents for everything they do for him and for everyone coming out to see the show!
Annie Mabry (Pioneer Dancer) is a senior in high-school. She intends to graduate and attend cosmetology school. Annie was a servant in Jane Eyre and the steward in Into the Woods. She is so excited to help bring the Christmas spirit this year.
Josie Mabry (Pioneer Dancer) is a homeschooled 7th grader from Maineville. She appeared with IAP in Newsies and Jane Eyre. She would like to be a teacher someday. She is so thankful that she gets to be a part of the IAP family. Thank you to Mrs. Kenniv and Mrs. Marsh.
Nathan Mabry (Legacy Singer) is husband to Rachel, father to 4 (including two Legacy performers), lover of Jesus. Nathan spends his days on Zoom and his weekends leading worship at Fellowship Baptist Church. While he hasn’t graced the theatrical stage in over 20 years, he enjoyed rehearsing his role as the Grinch in Seussical and spending the summer lending his voice to the McBride’s Call inaugural recording.
Rachel Mabry (Legacy Singer) is a homeschool mom of 4 from Maineville. She majored in Music in college and loves leading worship with her husband, Nathan. She participated in a vocal competition last year called Voice Of Victory. Thank you to Beth Kenniv for allowing her this amazing opportunity.
Arielle Mantel (Legacy Singer) is an aspiring actor, musical theatre enthusiast, professional pizza connoisseur, and lover of all things Marvel. This is Arielle’s first onstage performance with IAP, and she has loved every minute of it. She is looking forward to a Tony nomination for her role in this production.
Faith Marsh (Swing Dancer) is a long time IA veteran, currently studying Film and Media Production at Taylor University. Favorite roles include: Nettie in Horizons of Gold, Little Red in Into the Woods, and Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker. Faith would like to thank her mother for rewriting her bio. Her mother would like to thank Faith for all her film help!
Sarah McCoskey (Audrey/ Legacy Singer) is thrilled to be a part of this special Christmas Inspiring Arts show! She has loved being in Horizons of Gold and Beauty and the Beast. Sarah would like to thank her family and her husband for all their love and support, especially this year. She is looking forward to 2021 being a calmer year and is excited to see what the future holds!
Samantha McKinney (Townsperson) lives in Waynesville, and is homeschooled. Her favorite role was being a Who in IA's Seussical. When she’s older, she’s going to the Olympics in archery. Currently, she shoots in the JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) program at Grace Chapel. Enjoy the show!
Kara Meoak (Newsie) is a homeschooled junior. She was last seen as Alice in Lebanon Theatre Company's production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, pre-quarantine. In her free time, Kara enjoys drawing, skateboarding, and watching tik toks. After months of boredom, Kara is excited and ready to be on stage and performing again.
Sam Parker (Charlie Brown/ Newsie) commits to every role he plays. Last year Sam (17) got his dream roll… The Cat in The Hat in Seussical. Corona forced Inspiring Arts to cancel the show. After a long recovery from the emotional trauma of this tragic loss, Sam is excited to play Charlie Brown in Legacy!
Elizabeth Patrick (Helen/ Townsperson) is from Clarksville, and is attending PEP Mason as a senior this year. Her favorite show and role was playing Helen in Inspiring Arts' Jane Eyre. I hope you all enjoy the show and Merry Christmas!
Sophie Patrick (Townsperson) lives in Clarksville and is currently attending PEP Mason as a 9th grader. She was last seen in Inspiring Arts’ Jane Eyre and was in the cast of the not-seen Seussical the Musical. She asks the audience to relax, enjoy the show, and have a merry Christmas!
Kyle Rosa (Jonathan/ Swing Dancer) is a junior from Lebanon. He was recently seen as Race in Inspiring Art's Newsies. Kyle enjoys singing, dancing, and drinking Dr. Pepper. He would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy the show!
Stephen Slaughterbeck (Newsie) of Wilmington is a sophomore at Sinclair College. Favorite roles: Snyder in IA’s Newsies and Mr. Banks in Family Co-op’s Mary Poppins Jr. He would like to become a writer someday! Thanks to Mrs. Kenniv for such a fun experience during these crazy times. Enjoy the show!
Jonathan Smithe (Legacy Singer) has previously enjoyed playing roles such as Cinderella's Prince in Inspiring Art's Into the Woods, Tarzan in RTC's Tarzan, and Crutchie in IAP’s Newsies. His dream is to play Remy in the debut of Ratatouille the Musical on Broadway! He’s even worked on an original song for it ;) 1 John 3:1
Addison Stone (Swing Dancer) is a homeschool student who lives in Liberty Township. She was recently seen as Bruce in Matilda, Ariel in Little Mermaid, Jr., and the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, Jr., all with Performing Arts, Inc. Addison wants to congratulate everyone for making it through 2020.
Carter Van Erp (Swing Dancer) is a Junior in high school at Royalmont Academy. This is his third Inspiring Arts show with notable credits including Scab #3 in Newsies last summer. He would like to thank Beth, Kerry, and the whole team for all their hard work and dedication! Merry Christmas :)
Lydia Vogelgesang (Pioneer Dancer) is a 7th grader from Harrison. She attends Charis Classical Academy and CAFÉ Coop. Lydia has previously been seen as Georgiana in IA’s Jane Eyre and a dancing fairy in IA's Midsummer Night’s Dream. Lydia also loves soccer and volleyball. She especially wants to thank Mrs. Kenniv and Mrs. Marsh for putting this Christmas production together!
Rebekah Wells (Pioneer Dancer) is a homeschool sophomore this year. Her favorite roles include Baloo in The Jungle Book with Cincinnati Christian Schools, and the Baker's Wife in Into the Woods with Performing Arts, Inc. She would like to thank Mrs. Kenniv and the crew for making this show possible.
Quinn York (Kate/Caroline), a professional singer/songwriter from Cincinnati, can usually be found in the Creation Museum’s science lab setting up for the next educational program. She was recently seen at Belle in Inspiring Arts’ Beauty and The Beast. She thanks you all for coming to support IA!