Meet the Cast


Robin Croce – Belle, Silly Girl

Robin is 16 years old and is a sophomore at Kennett High School. She enjoys dancing, singing, writing and playing guitar, and has been involved with community theater since age 10. She would like to thank her family for always supporting her, and the cast and crew for working so hard for this amazing show!
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Amy Sauerwein – Belle, Silly Girl

Amy attends Kennett High School as a sophomore where she enjoys mathematics, business law, and biology. She has studied voice, performed with the vocal group Da Capo, and has acted with the Interlakes Summer Children’s Theatre and Mary Bastoni’s CenterStage Theatre. She enjoys volunteering at M&D Playhouse as a light/sound tech, traveling, computers, gaming, and writing novels.
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Ethan Reinbach – Beast

Ethan Reinbach is a freshmen at Fryeburg Academy. He has participated in community theatre since he was in elementary school. Outside of M&D, Ethan is a singer and a drummer for his school’s numerous jazz ensembles. Some of his recent theatrical roles include Prince Dauntless in Once Upon a Mattress, and Lysander in A Midsummer Nights Dream.

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Luke Reinbach – Beast, Cogsworth

Although Luke has been in numerous plays, this is his first time performing for M&D. He attends Molly Ockett Middle School in Fryeburg and enjoys sleeping. He is very excited for this performance and would like to thank everyone involved in the show. Enjoy the show!
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Sam Cantone – Gaston

Sam is a very well-seasoned veteran of the world of theatre, but he is new to M&D Playhouse. He comes to us from the other side of Carroll County in the town of Moultonborough. He is excited to take part in his second time doing Beauty and the Beast, especially with a whole new cast and crew. Some of his other productions with past companies have been: Jafar in Aladdin, The Captain in Anything Goes, and Pharaoh in Aida, just to name a few.
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Cosette Brochu – Lefou

Cosette (Coco) has enjoyed theatre since the age of 3, and has performed at M&D several times, including Beth in the more recent The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She has been active with Arts in Motion, Mary Bastoni’s CenterStage Theatre, the former Mount Washington Valley Theatre Company at Eastern Slope Playhouse, and Lakes Region Community Theatre, while enjoying dance classes, voice lessons, chorus, electric bass, and percussion. Coco is thrilled to perform as Lefou in this production of Beauty and the Beast.
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Quinn Hagerty – Lumiere

Quinn has always been extremely interested in acting – his parents say he was born for the stage! This is his second production with M&D, and the role of Lumiere has been a great challenge, but extremely fun! Special thanks to Cindy Sauerwein, stage manager, and Mary Bastoni, director and musical director. “Now sit down, relax, and be our guest!”
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Billy Davis – Cogsworth, Msr D’Arque

This marks Billy’s fourth year in theater. He enjoys working with the cast members that he has grown to become friend with over the past few years, as well as meeting new people. Billy was thrilled that he was cast in a few different roles for this show, because it allowed him to try different techniques. He’d like to thank his mom and dad for helping him rehearse and for their ongoing support. Onward to the next adventure! And remember, “reality is an illusion, the universe is a hologram.”
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Jordan Meier – Mrs. Potts

Jordan is twelve years old and in seventh grade at Kennett Middle School. This is her first play at M&D, but she has participated in several plays with Mary Bastoni, including Annie, Alice and Wonderland, and Charlotte’s Web.  When she is not acting, she enjoys biking, and is a member of the lacrosse, field hockey, and cross country ski race teams.  
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Nola Bradeen – Chip

Nola is eight years old, and this is her second play with M&D. She previously played a baby angel in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Nola also enjoys dancing, cooking, drawing, and skiing. She is very excited to play Chip and would like to thank her family for their support.
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Alyssa Kenney – Chip

Alyssa is in the first grade at Pine Tree Elementary School. She enjoys playing sports, as well as theatre. Alyssa has attended theatre camps during school vacation weeks. Beauty and the Beast is Alyssa’s first big play. She is excited to be here.
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Ashlynn Martin – Chip

Ashlynn is seven years old and currently in second grade at Pine Tree Elementary.  She is involved in dance, gymnastics, and hockey. She also loves swimming and skiing, as well as spending time with her family and friends.  
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Svea Olson – Madame de la Bouche

Svea is an eighth grader at Molly Ockett Middle School.  She has been a voice student with Mary Bastoni for many years. Svea is a two-time participant in the Maine District II vocal festival. She is also an avid skier and lacrosse player. This is her first theater experience.
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Alanna Nataluk – Babette

Alanna is twelve years old. She enjoys acting and has been a part of these productions: Willy Wonka, Annie, and Once Upon a Mattress. She also plays the violin, softball, and does cross-country running and cross-country skiing. When not doing all of these things, you can find her reading.
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Sofia Plourde – Enchantress, Silly Girl

Sofia was born in London and lived in Croatia and South Africa before settling in Jackson with her family. She is twelve years old and attends seventh grade at Josiah Bartlett Elementary School. She loves the theater and has been involved in many school and summer camp productions, as well as The Wiz at Eastern Slope Playhouse and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at M&D Playhouse just last Christmas.
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Abby Novak – Silly Girl

Abby is thirteen years old and attends Bartlett Middle School. She loves to play basketball and spend time with her friends. Abby loves to draw and paint in her free time. She is very excited to get to act as one of the silly girls in Beauty and the Beast.
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Craig Holden – Maurice

Craig is a veteran of 60+ prior productions of local, community and professional theatre, and is now making his debut appearance with M&D Playhouse. Some previous favorite roles include King in King & I, Pseduolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cervantes/Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Mayor Who in Seussical the Musical, Henry and Bellomy in The FantasticksMaurice in Beauty and the Beast, Captain Keller in The Miracle Worker, Herr Schultz in Cabaret, Father Jack in Dancing at Lughnasa, Lenny in Rumors, Old Jake in The Christmas Foundling, Clarence in It’s a Wonderful Life, and Daddy Warbucks in Annie. In 2009, Craig wrote and performed the one-man show An Evening with Truman Capote for the Jackson Players at the Whitney Center. Craig maintains a law practice in Fryeburg, Maine. A big thanks to Mary, M&D, and all the cast and crew of this special production; and a very special thank you to his wife, Melissa. Enjoy the show! 

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Jake Young – Msr D’Arque, Narrator

Jake is a fifth grader at Josiah Bartlett Elementary. He enjoys acting and entertaining those around him. He played Pumba in the school play, It’s a Disney World, and is currently cast as Bullwinkle in this year’s school play, Enchanted Mountain. This is Jake’s first play with M&D Playhouse. He would like to thank the directors and cast for all of their hard work.
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Jemma Dimock – Narrator

Jemma goes to Jackson Grammar School. When she was in kindergarten, she was in her first school play and loved it. She had fun performing in front of her schoolmates and family. She wanted to do Beauty and the Beast because she likes the fact that you can’t judge a book by its cover.
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Owen Reinbach – Narrator

Owen is a fourth grader at Snow School in Fryeburg.  He enjoys skiing, swimming, running, playing outside and eating.  He has really enjoyed being a part of this play.
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Lily Stephan – Narrator

Lily is nine years old and in the fourth grade. She likes to ski and skate, and used to dance. She goes to Conway Elementary School. Lily really likes to be in plays, and hopes to be in another play for M&D Playhouse.
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Taylor Gunther – Wolf Pack

Taylor is a performer with three different roles in this production. She is a ten-year student at Tina Titzer’s School of Dance, and is a member of the Act One Dance Company. Taylor is a five-year student at Mountain Top Music, and has attended two years at Camp EncoreCoda – a music camp – so far. She is currently taking voice lessons with Mary Bastoni. Taylor has performed in a number of musical and theatrical productions, and has a passion and a love for the performing arts and the world of entertainment.
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Mara Taylor – Wolf Pack

Mara is in the sixth grade and enjoys playing sports, skiing, acting, and much more. She volunteers at the Conway Area Humane Society and loves animals. She has performed in six plays at her school, but this is her first at M&D Playhouse. Mara also loves hanging out with her friends, family, and pets.
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Kayrin Johnson – Wolf Pack

Kayrin is fourteen years old and lives in Stow, Maine. This is her very first production. She decided to try out to stretch herself and explore new talents.
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Aida Wheat – Wolf Pack

Aida is from North Carolina and moved to New Hampshire in 2014. She loves soccer, skiing, singing, and spending time in the forest with friends. Beauty and the Beast is Aida’s first public performance on stage, outside of school.
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Alana Cini – Wolf Pack

Alana is very excited to be a part of Beauty and the Beast Jr. Alana has also performed in The Wiz and Annie. She is a seventh grade student at Josiah Bartlett Elementary School. Along with acting, Alana enjoys singing, dancing, and basketball. She would like to thank the cast and crew for being so welcoming.
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Julia Distefano – Ensemble, Villager, Servant

Julia is fourteen years old and attends school at The Community School. She would like to thank everyone involved for this opportunity. Julia has been acting and singing since she was seven years old. When she is not acting or singing, she is having fun with her miniature horses. She hopes you enjoy the show!
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Meghan Marcotte – Ensemble, Villager, Servant

Meghan is in the sixth grade at the Jackson Grammar School and has been in many plays before, but Beauty and the Beast is her first production with M&D. Meghan loves to play basketball, but she also likes to dance and ski. Her favorite productions in which she has participated have been Seussical and The Wiz with Arts in Motion.
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Kayla Carr – Ensemble, Villager, Servan

This is Kayla’s first play with M&D Playhouse, and she is excited to be a part of the Beauty and the Beast cast. She was also part of the cast of Annie Warbucks, which was performed at the Eastern Slope Playhouse. Kayla likes to play basketball and soccer, and will be joining the track team at the Bartlett Middle School.
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Emma Graham – Ensemble, Villager, Servant

Emma is in the seventh grade at Josiah Bartlett Elementary School. This is her third show with M&D Playhouse, and she loves being part of its shows. She really learns so many new acting skills. She hopes you enjoy the show.
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Emily Morin – Ensemble, Villager, Servant

Emily is a fourteen year old dynamo freshman at Kennett High School where she excels at all subjects. She enjoys harmonizing with her mother in the musical group, Da Capo, and is an advocate for equality, participating in the GSA at Kennett. She sings in choruses, acts in shows, and is a super kid.
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Samantha Groves – Ensemble, Villager, Servant

This is the second play that Sammy has been in at M&D Playhouse, previously appearing as Shirley in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She has also been an owl in Oliver Twist at the Jackson Grammar School. When Sammy is not acting, she enjoys training chickens and playing with her dog.
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Gretchen Heon – Ensemble, Villager, Servant

Gretchen is a second grader at Pine Tree Elementary School. When she is not at the theater, she loves to read, ski, and find new adventures.
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Gracie Hembree – Ensemble, Villager, Servant

Gracie is seven years old and is in the second grade. She loves her Mom, Dad, two brothers, two dogs, and cat. She enjoys dancing, gymnastics, skiing, and running.
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Katie Laracy – Ensemble, Villager, Servant

Katie is so excited to be part of the Beauty and the Beast cast. She has loved every minute of it and is so glad that this is her first introduction to theatre. Katie is a first grader at John Fuller Elementary School, and loves to ski, sing, dance, and color.