Meet the Cast



Cast List in alphabetical order

EMILY ANZELL

Emily plays the role of The Artful Dodger, the leader of Fagin’s gang of child pickpockets. She has been in involved with community theatre as well as Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts for many years. Previous credits include Jack Price (“Big Fish”), Choir Boy (“Tosca”), Sebastian (“The Little Mermaid”), Orphan (“Annie”) and Ensemble (“A Christmas Carol”).


EMMA BAWDEN

Emma can be found throughout the production in various ensemble roles. Some of her favorite roles include Gertrude McFuzz (“Seussical Jr.”), Silly Girl #1 (“Beauty and the Beast Jr.”) and Mama Ogre/Teen Fiona (“Shrek the Musical Jr.”).


RIDGE BAWDEN

Ridge plays the role of The Artful Dodger, the leader of Fagin’s gang of child pickpockets. Some of his favorite roles include Gaston (“Beauty and the Beast Jr.”), Donkey (“Shrek the Musical Jr.”) and Rooster Hannigan (“Annie Jr.”).


JEREMY BOAZ

Jeremy plays the role of Mr. Bumble, the pompous beadle of the workhouse. Jeremy’s credits include “Man of La Mancha”, “You're a Good Man Charlie Brown”, and leads in “Annie Get Your Gun” and “The Forgotten Carols”. He's performed with barbershop ensembles and currently with jazz caroling groups during Christmas season.


NAPOLEON BUENROSTRO

Napoleon can be found throughout the production in various ensemble roles. His acting experience dates back to his undergraduate studies at the University of California Santa Cruz where he played L’Académicien in Eugène Ionesco’s French comedy “La Lacune”.


ALONZO CASINO

Alonzo can be found throughout the production in various ensemble roles. He's participated in many district wide choir events such as the 2016 Las Vegas Honor Choir and the 2017 Las Vegas Solo & Ensemble Festival. He won first place in his school's talent show, singing “I Speak Six Languages” from “The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee”.


JAMES CLAFLIN

James plays the role of Bill Sikes, a brutal professional burglar brought up in Fagin’s gang. This is James’ fifth production with Signature, having played Sir “Ozzy” Osbert (“Scarlet Pimpernel”), George Banks (“Mary Poppins”), Nathan Detroit (“Guys & Dolls”), and King Arthur (“Camelot”). Other select stage work: Senex (“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”), Action (“West Side Story”), Daniel (“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”), and Sir Thomas More (“A Man for All Seasons”).


TEAH SANTINA DESTEFANO

Teah plays the role of a pickpocket in Fagin’s Gang. She was recently in Signature Productions’ “Fiddler On The Roof” and has had several roles in the children’s theater groups Hollywood kids and Ovation at Bunker Studios.


TIFFANY DESTEFANO

Tiffany plays the role of Charlotte, the Sowerberry's promiscuous daughter. Favorite credits include “Seussical”, “Shrek”, “Pippin”, and “Fiddler on the Roof”.


KATHLEEN ETOR

Kathleen plays the role of Mrs. Corney, a sharp-tongued, domineering widow and the workhouse mistress. Favorite stage credits include: Mrs. Pearce (“My Fair Lady”), Mother Superior (“Nunsense”), Betty Meeks (“The Foreigner”), Rona Lisa Perretti (“25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”), Bunny Flingus (“House of Blue Leaves”), Princess Puffer (“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”), Nurse (“Romeo and Juliet”), Queen Aggravain (“Once Upon a Mattress”), Agave (“The Bacchae”), Queen Margaret (“Richard III”) and Ruth (“The Pirates of Penzance”).


MATTHEW P. FISHER

Matt plays the role of Mr. Brownlow and can be found throughout the production in various ensemble roles. Matt recently played the role of Lloyd in One Man, Two Guvnors with LVLT. His favorite of all roles was Snoopy in “You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. In New York, Matt played Li'l Abner, Cowardly Lion, and Olin Britt (“The Music Man”).


MINDY GEIHS

Mindy plays the roles of Mrs. Bedwin and Old Sally and can be found throughout the production in various ensemble roles. Credits include Lady Larkin (“Once Upon a Mattress”), Annie Sullivan (“The Miracle Worker”), and Helena (“A Midsummer Night's Dream”).


VINCENT GUILIANO

Vincent plays an Orphan raised in a London workhouse. He has attended Hollywood Kids Academy, Camp Broadway, and Start Some Drama.


HAYDEN HARTNER

Hayden plays the role of Charley Bates, a pickpocket in Fagin’s Gang. Credits include Kid of Liverpool (“Beatles Love”) with Cirque du Soleil, Shrek (“Shrek”), Aladdin (“Aladdin”), JoJo (“Seussical the Musical”), Drake (“Annie”), Chad (“High School Musical”), Scuttle (“Little Mermaid”), and Mushu (“Mulan”) with Hollywood Kids Academy and Linus (“Your A Good Man Charlie Brown”) with Doral Academy.


ALORA HENDRICKS

Alora plays an Orphan raised in a London workhouse. She has participated with diverse groups from Drama Kids to Ovation musical theater at Bunker Dance Studio.


KIRK HOMER

Kirk can be found throughout the production in various ensemble roles. Credits include “Fiddler On The Roof” with Signature Productions and “Les Misérables” with the Las Vegas Academy for the Performing Arts.


HAILEY JACOBS

Hailey plays an Orphan raised in a London workhouse. She had performed in several children's theatre productions including Hollywood Kids, Drama Kids, and Bakersfield Music Theatre.


JILLIENE JAEGER

Jilliene can be found throughout the production in various ensemble roles. Recent credits include: “Fiddler on the Roof” and “The Scarlet Pimpernel” with Signature Productions, “The Frogs” with Endless Productions, and a dancer at Ren Faire.


ROWAN JOHNS

Rowan plays the title role of Oliver Twist, a good-hearted but often mistreated orphan, who is raised in a London workhouse. Recent credits include Sebastian (“The Little Mermaid”) and Ensemble roles in Broadway Bound’s productions of “The Drowsy Chaperone”, “All Shook Up”, “She Loves Me” and “Anything Goes”.


ARIEL JOHNSON

Ariel plays the role of Fagin, the leader and cultivator of young pickpockets. Most recently, Ariel appeared as Dewhurst in Signature's “The Scarlett Pimpernel”. Favorite roles include: Bert (“Mary Poppins”), Sparky (“Forever Plaid”), and Charlie Brown (“Snoopy”). While in college, Ariel performed with BYU's premiere a cappella group, Vocal Point.


ELLIANA KARRIS

Ellie can be found throughout the production in various ensemble roles. Credits include “Mary Poppins”, “Anything Goes”, “She Loves Me”, “My Fair Lady”, “Into the Woods”, “Christmas Carol”, “Peter & the Starcatcher”, “All Shook Up”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, and “The Drowsy Chaperone”. She has competed in ballroom dancing her whole life specializing in American Smooth. She is a musical theater major at Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts and a student ambassador for the Positively Arts Foundation.


AMELIA MAURO

Amelia plays an Orphan raised in a London workhouse. She has been very active in several productions with Hollywood Kids Academy having performed in “Shrek the Musical”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Seussical Jr.”, “The Jungle Book”, and “Peter Pan”.


JOELIE MOUNTAIN

Joelie plays the role of Bet, a lass in Fagin's establishment. Joelie is a freshman at Las Vegas Academy. Credits include “Les Misérables” (Ragtime), “Seussical Jr.”, “Charlotte’s Web”, “A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant”, “Titus Andronicus Jr.”, and “The Bad Seed”. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Play for her role in “The Bad Seed” by the Las Vegas Valley Theater Awards.


KATELYN MURPHY

Katelyn can be found throughout the production in various ensemble roles. Katelyn is a freshman at LVA. Favorite roles include Annie (“Annie”), Wendy (“Peter Pan”), and a Bottle Dancer (“Fiddler on the Roof”).


ALEXANDRIA ORR

Alexandra can be found throughout the production in various ensemble roles. She is a sophomore and Musical Theatre Major in the Faith Lutheran Conservatory. This is Alex’s first Signature Production performance but has been in numerous productions throughout Las Vegas. Most recently Alex was accepted into the summer intensive at OCU. Alex is also a featured vocalist with the Positively Arts Foundation, performing across the valley.


AARON PHILLIPS

Aaron plays an Orphan raised in a London workhouse. Credits include Aladdin (“Aladdin Jr.”), Pongo (“101 Dalmatians”), Cheshire Cat/King of Hearts (“Alice in Wonderland”), and Jack Scott (“High School Musical Jr.”).


GAVIN RANCIER

Gavin plays an Orphan raised in a London workhouse. He will be making his musical theatre debut in Signature Productions’ “Oliver!”


JON RANCIER

Jon plays the role of Mr. Grimwig and can be found throughout the production in various ensemble roles. Credits include “Bye Bye Birdie”, “Once Upon A Mattress”, “Oklahoma”, “Pippin”, “Annie Get Your Gun” and “One Flew Over a Cuckoo’s Nest”.


HOLLY REICHERT

Holly plays a pickpocket in Fagin’s Gang and is also the understudy for the role of Oliver Twist. Favorite roles include Nala (“The Lion King”) and Molly (“Annie”). Other credits include “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, “A Year with Frog and Toad” and “Babes in Toyland”. She has done numerous commercials along with VO work.


GRACE RICCIARDI

Grace plays an Orphan raised in a London workhouse. Grace played Amaryllis in “The Music Man” with Bishop Gorman High School and has performed around the valley with the Positively Arts Foundation.


ELLA RICHARDS

Ella can be found throughout the production in various ensemble roles. Most recently, she performed in the ensemble of “Fiddler on the Roof” with Signature Productions.


GRACE RIEDY

Grace can be found throughout the production in various ensemble roles. Favorite roles include: Jo March (“Little Women”), Paula (“Goodbye Girl”), Marcy Park (“25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”), Crystal (“Little Shop of Horrors”), Jester (“Once Upon A Mattress”), and Sour Kangaroo (“Seussical”). Other select shows: “Oklahoma”, “Mary Poppins”, “Mame”, “Cinderella”, and “Annie”. She earned a perfect score on her musical theatre solo performance at the 2017 Nevada Thespian Conference and is a 2016 Gateway Arts Scholarship recipient.


MELISSA RIEZLER

Melissa plays the role of Mrs. Sowerberry, the mean, judgmental undertaker’s wife who henpecks her husband. Previous Signature credits include Golde (“Fiddler on the Roof”), Anna (“The King and I”), Martha Watson (“White Christmas”), and Baroness Elsa Schraeder (“The Sound of Music”). Recently, she played Desiree Armfeldt (“A Little Night Music) at LVLT and Edwin Drood/Alice Nutting (“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”) at Super Summer Theatre. Melissa also performed at Walt Disney World for five years as well as singing on various cruise ships.


PHILIP ROBINSON

Philip plays the role of Mr. Sowerberry, the undertaker to whom Oliver is apprenticed who makes a grotesque living arranging cut-rate burials for paupers. He will be making his Las Vegas debut after performing in the Midwest and on the east coast for most of his life. This will be his 7th theatrical performance since returning to the stage in 2013 following a 20-year hiatus from theater.


CAITLIN SHEA

Caitlin plays the role of Nancy, the doxy of Bill Sikes and one of Fagin’s former child pickpockets. Favorite credits include: Helena Landless (“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”), an Evil Stepsister (“Cinderella”), the title role in “Violet”, Mayzie La Bird (“Seussical”) and Rose (“Bye Bye Birdie”).


LUCAS TABER

Lucas plays an Orphan raised in a London workhouse. Credits include “Alice in Wonderland”, “Elf”, “Peter Pan”, “The Sound of Music” and “Beauty and The Beast”.


LAUREN TAYLOR

Lauren can be found throughout the production in various ensemble roles. She is currently a sophomore at LVA. Credits include Mulan (“Mulan Jr.”), Bottle Dancer/Ensemble (“Fiddler on the Roof”), Michael (“Peter Pan”), Babette (“Beauty and the Beast”), and ensemble in “Anything Goes” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie”. She has danced since she was two years old and has been on teams at Bunker Dance Center since she was seven.


THOMAS TAYLOR

Thomas plays a pickpocket in Fagin’s Gang. Credits include Horton (“Seussical Jr.”), Captain Shang (“Mulan Jr.”), Michael (“Peter Pan Jr.”) and Rooster (“Annie Jr.”). He also performed in “Beauty and the Beast” and “Shrek”.


ETHAN TIGHE

Ethan plays a pickpocket in Fagin’s Gang. Credits include the role of Fritz in “The Nutcracker” for the last three years with Nevada Ballet Theatre at The Smith Center, “Snow White”, “Peter Pan”, “La Bayadere”, “The Sound of Music” and “The Wiz”.


ADDIE WAGNER

Addie plays a pickpocket in Fagin’s Gang. She previously appeared as Jane Banks in “Mary Poppins” and in the ensemble of “Fiddler on the Roof” with Signature Productions. Other credits include: Mary Cratchit (“A Christmas Carol”) with Nevada Conservatory Theatre, Martha Cratchit (“Scrooge the Musical”) with Rainbow Company Youth Theatre. Regional: Jane Banks (“Mary Poppins”) and Young Eponine (“Les Misérables”) both with Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma.


JOHNATHAN WINTERROTH

Johnathan plays the role of Noah Claypole, a cowardly bully and Mr. Sowerberry’s apprentice who mistreats Oliver. He can also be found throughout the production in various ensemble roles. Credits include “Les Misérables”, “From Broadway With Love” and “Footloose”. Johnathan is a graduate of the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts where he studied Musical Theatre.


LILY WOLFE

Lily plays a pickpocket in Fagin’s Gang. She began her love for theatre playing Young Cosette in “Les Misérables” with Signature Productions at 9 years old. She played Young Fiona in “Shrek” and Jemima Potts in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” with Super Summer Theatre.


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