Lacie Barnes (Mabel) is a homeschooled senior from Batavia. She was last seen as Alice in Inspiring Arts' The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Together (And Alive!) At Last. Thank you to her friends in both the cast and the audience. Enjoy the show!!
Ava Bentley (Maiden) is a freshman at Harrison High School. She was last seen in the Inspiring Arts' production of Bye Bye Birdie as part of the ensemble. Ava would like to thank her family for their constant support. Sheila Gardner for her amazing vocal coaching and help preparing for auditions. Your encouragement means the world! And thank you Lord for this opportunity!
John Bolser (Pirate King) is a senior at Classical Conversations. His most recent role was Conrad Birdie in Inspiring Arts’ Bye Bye Birdie. He would like to thank all the cast and crew for the dedication and talent they put forth to make this show amazing. Enjoy!
Audrey Burgdorf (Maiden) is a homeschooled sophomore in high school. She was most recently seen as Beth Bradley in Inspiring Arts’ Best Christmas Pageant Ever and before that Kim MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie. Audrey has loved being in this show and celebrating all the wonderful seniors who are graduating! Thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to put on the show. Enjoy!!
Micah Burkhard (Pirate/ Policeman)
is from West Chester and a sophomore at Charis Classical Academy. Formerly "Backpack Guy #43" and Tech Booth Champion for various Inspiring Arts productions, Micah is excited to be on stage more than 10 seconds in a row. He dedicates his performance to the amazing prop lady (aka mom) for securing ample pirate paraphernalia and food in the fridge.
Anna Cook (Isabelle) is a junior from Liberty Twp. Anna was last seen in Inspiring Arts’ summer production of Bye Bye Birdie. She’s excited to be back onstage with her friends and would like to thank Mrs. Kenniv and the production team for this opportunity. Colossians 3:17
Ava Cooksey (Maiden) is a student in the Academy of Heaven with her favorite teacher, The Lord. Her favorite role was Anabell/Juliet in Inspiring Arts' Romeo and Juliet, Together and Alive at Last. She would like to thank the Lord most of all, for the gift of Inspiring Arts and the blessing of being in this show.
Joelle Frederiksen (Maiden/ Policeman) attends the Frederiksen Formal Foundation for Fantastically Fashionable Freshmen, where we appreciate the ability to alliterate. She enjoyed performing with Inspiring Arts in Romeo and Juliet Together and Alive at Last and McBride’s Call. Joelle would like to thank her parents for their continual support, and her cast mates for their encouragement.
Jon Gross (Samuel) is a homeschooling Senior from West Chester, most recently seen hauling set around while occasionally singing in Inspiring Arts' The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, he would like to thank all the people behind the scenes who nobody else thanked, and hopes you enjoy the show!
Elyana Haraldsen (Policeman) is a homeschooled sophomore, and a dancer/student teacher at Miami Valley Dance Academy in Springboro. She was last seen in the 50’s for Inspiring Art’s Bye Bye Birdie, and is excited to be back for pirates! She would like to thank our amazing directors, wonderful stagehands, and dear actors. she sends much love to the entire crew!
Brighton Hummer (Police Sergeant/ Benjamin) lives and works in Blue Ash. He anxiously awaits a stage adaptation of The Princess and the Frog, where he would absolutely kill it as any of the male characters (British guy, alligator, firefly, frog, etc.). Enjoy the show!
Elisha Kenniv (Ruth/ Pirate) is a senior and has been a part of Inspiring Arts since its first production of Horizons of Gold in 2013 and hasn't missed a show since. She'd like to thank the board of Inspiring Arts for supporting her mom's calling. She’d also like to thank her director and wonderful mother, for creating a place that fostered precious childhood memories surrounded by family.
Josh Kenniv (Major General) is a senior at Lebanon high school. He was recently seen as Bob in Inspiring Arts' Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Josh would like to thank the cast of Inspiring Arts for constantly building him up and encouraging him, and looks forward to performing with them!
Jovan Kenniv (Pirate) lives in Lebanon Ohio. He is a freshman at Charis Classical Academy. Jovan has been avoiding musical theatre involvement for many years, but has been peer pressured into performing. He would like to thank his brother, Josh, for forcing him to audition.
Grace Lewandowski (Maiden/ Policeman) is a sophomore at Mars Hill Academy. Her favorite roles have been Bielka in MHA’s Fiddler on the Roof and Les in Inspiring Arts' Newsies. She thanks her parents for driving her to rehearsals and the cast and directors for giving her this fun opportunity!
Eli Luken (Frederick) is from Liberty Township, in his Junior year, and is homeschooled. He was last seen as Hans in Frozen Jr. and Aladdin in Aladdin Jr. both for Encore Performing Arts. And most recently as Hugo Peabody in Inspiring Arts' Bye Bye Birdie for Inspiring Arts. He would like to give thanks to his family and friends for their support and a special thanks to his Mom and Dad.
Josie Mabry (Maiden) is a homeschooled freshman. She was recently seen as Beth Bradley in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever with Inspiring Arts. She wants to say thank you to her mom for driving her to rehearsals, and thank you to Beth Kenniv and Kerry Marsh for giving up their time.
Joy Mason (Edith) is a senior at Little Miami High School. She was most recently seen as Alice in Inspiring Arts' Bye Bye Birdie. She would like to thank her friends and family for their encouragement and hopes you enjoy the show!
Samantha Mason (Maiden) is a freshman at Little Miami High School, was recently seen in the Bye Bye Birdie ensemble. She is excited to participate in her second show with Inspiring Arts. Samantha is so glad to make such wonderful friends in this production and is truly grateful to be a part of this cast!
Will Moore (Pirate) is a homeschooled junior from Greenhills. He was onstage for Inspiring Arts’ Best Christmas Pageant Ever and in the tech booth for many prior shows. He would like to thank Dave Kenniv for his dazzling performance as the Dancing Tulip.
Dominic Pearson (Pirate) is a Junior at Royalmont Academy in Mason. He made his stage debut as Robertson Ay in Mary Poppins with the St. Gertrude players, and has been in various other ballets and performances. He dedicates this performance to all his friends and family who have accompanied him through his acting career!
Sommer Ray (Maiden/Pirate) is a high school senior. She was last seen as Imogene in Inspiring Arts' Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She wants to thank her directors for letting her be a pirate (for real this time), and also her amazing parents and siblings (real and fake)! TGBTG
Bethany Robertson (Pirate) lives in Liberty Township, and is homeschooled. She has been onstage as Mayzie in Seussical, Scat Cat in Aristocats, and Jack’s Mom in Into the Woods! She would like to thank her family for being so supportive, and hopes you enjoy the show!!
Julia Ruppersburg (Maiden) is a junior at Mars Hill Academy in Mason. Though it was never performed, she enjoyed being a part of Mars Hill’s Fiddler on the Roof. She thanks her fellow cast members and her family for encouraging her and hopes you enjoy the show.
Maggie Schepmann (Pirate/ Policeman) is a senior at Little Miami High School. This is her first production with Inspiring Arts and her first production since starting high school. She would like to dedicate her performance to her family, specifically her brother, who got her into listening to Pirates of Penzance.
Mikhail Semenov (Pirate/ Policeman) is a homeschool senior in Classical Conversations. He has never been seen on stage before. He would like to thank his mother and his friends for convincing him to join the show.
Daniel Sigg (Pirate/ Policeman) is a homeschooled junior from Liberty Township. He is looking forward to his first musical and would like to thank Jon and Lacie for convincing him to do it.
Jackson Torrans (Pirate/ Policeman) of West Chester is a home educated freshman. Aside from some participation in church pageants and a short appearance as a parrot mascot, this is his first official dramatic production. Giving glory to God, he hopes you enjoy the show.
Layla Walz (Maiden) is a freshman at Reading High school in Reading. She was recently seen in The Wizard of Oz. Layla would like to dedicate her performance to her family for always supporting her, and she hopes everyone enjoys the show.
Rebekah Wells (Ruth/ Pirate) is a homeschool senior and is headed to Taylor University in the fall, following in the footsteps of both Mrs. Kenniv and Faith Marsh! She was last seen in the adult ensemble for Inspiring Arts' Best Christmas Pageant Ever and as the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet. She would like to thank Mrs. Kenniv for double casting Ruth and Elisha Kenniv for just being awesome per usual. Enjoy the show!
Eliana Wiseman (Kate) is a homeschooled senior. If her face looks familiar you might have seen her as Grace in Inspiring Arts' The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She’d like to thank Elisha Kenniv for sharing her applesauce pouches and her voice of reason.