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Cast Bios (alphabetically)

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Ellie Barrett (She/Her)


This is Ellie’s debut with Phamaly and she could not be more honored and excited! This is Ellie’s first time working with a professional theatre company, though she earned an advanced acting certificate from Michigan Actors Studio. She would like to thank her friends, family, staff at Phamaly, and acting teachers Kate Peckham and Rachel Bellack for encouraging her and helping her grow into the person she is today. Ellie lives with cerebral palsy.

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Lily Blessing (She/Her


This is Lily’s fourth time with Phamaly. She has been in The Rocky Horror Show as Usherette and Spring Awakening as Martha, among others. She has been in multiple school plays/drama clubs and won an award for best actor for school. Her dream is to become a special education teacher. She is going to UNC and is in her second year. Lily is excited to come back and thanks her mom for letting her dream. Deaf can never stop a person from dreaming.

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Jacob Elledge (He/Him)


This is Jake’s 7th year with Phamaly. After making his debut in Evita (2016), he’s played many roles including Romeo (Romeo & Juliet) and Aaron/Ensemble (Chicago). Outside of Phamaly, he’s also been seen doing Shakespeare in the Park with Foothills Theatre Company. He wishes to thank his friends, family and Jesus Christ. Jake lives with Autism and Bipolar Disorder.

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Molly Kirkham (She/Her)


Molly is a 23 year old from Golden who loves theatre. She has been involved in theatre since age 15 and has enjoyed doing many plays with Phamaly as well as Magic Moments. Her favorite Phamaly performance was Alice in Wonderland and her most memorable high school performance was in Big Fish. During the day, Molly works for UCHealth as a Patient Access Liaison. The next time you are booking your doctor's appointment, you might be speaking with her. She loves singing and dancing, and is passionate about disability advocacy. She is president of Speaking for Ourselves Colorado and People First Jeffco (if you have a disability and want to join in the pursuit of advocacy, come talk to Molly after the show)! Molly lives with (thrives with) a rare genetic condition called 7p22.1 Micro-deletion Syndrome. She thanks everyone who supports Phamaly, and deeply appreciates being cast as Finn #1.

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Beth Newsom (She/Her)

Salty Sully/ Melody

Beth is excited to return to Phamaly where she was last seen in Alice in Wonderland. In her spare time, she enjoys being an athlete, traveling, and singing. Beth would like to thank her friends and family (especially Mom, Lori, and Dave) for their unwavering support and patience. #neversaynever

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Jamie Rizzo (He/Him)

Fin 2

This is Jamie’s live theatre debut with Phamaly in Denver! His first live theatre debut was in the play Cost of Living at Renaissance TheatreWorks in Milwaukee at the beginning of the year. He has been involved (taking classes) with the company since 2014 and began his acting career in 2020. Jamie was in the virtual productions Rewrite and CoronaVox: Stories from the Front. He is psyched to be in Indescribable, and is grateful to his friends and family for their support!

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Romy Lopez (He/Him)

Wise Old Tree

Romy is beyond excited to be a part of his fourth production at Phamaly! After his debut performance as Joe Sutter in “The Spitfire Grill”, he went on to die gloriously as Eddy in “The Rocky Horror Show,” and become a school boy in "Spring Awakening." His most heartfelt thanks goes out to Phamaly Theater Company as a whole for giving him such wonderful opportunities. After living in Denver for two years after having to move cross-country from the tri-state area, he truly feels like he has found a permanent home in Phamaly. Romy lives with blindness and anxiety disorder.

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Annie Sand (She/They)


Annie is thrilled to join Phamaly Theatre Company in their 34th season, for her third show with the company. They were most recently seen in the Ensemble of Spring Awakening (Phamaly) and as Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show (Phamaly). Other roles include: Estelle in No Exit (Actual Reality Theatre); Mrs. Wilson and Amelia in 1 Night 6 Plays (5280 Artist Co-Op); and, Snoopy in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Annie would like to thank the tremendous team and patrons of Phamaly Theatre Company for creating a space where her disabilities and neurodivergence are honored within her art.

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The Silhouettes 

The Silhouettes®, 1st runner-up on America's Got Talent season 6 in 2011, guest artists on NBC's AGT Holiday Spectacular 2016, guest artists on AGT's Season Finale 2016, Golden Buzzer winners on America’s Got Talent The Champions 2020 and currently performing in the AGT LAS VEGAS LIVE AT THE LUXOR residency show, is a shadow-dance company created and directed by Lynne Waggoner-Patton.  They train, film and perform in Westminster, Colorado and their mission is to help children in need and veterans with PTSD and to offer hope and inspiration to the world.   They have helped raise millions by creating custom performances for organizations including cancer research, children’s hospitals, Juvenile Diabetes, Jewish Family  Services, Ometz of Canada,  Caron Renaissance Organization, IPAIN Foundation,  Nancy Spielberg’s Children of Chernobyl, the Chelsea Hutchison Foundation for children with Epilepsy, Veteran Puppy For Life Organization, Mt. Saint Vincent’s Home For Children in Denver, the Tanager Place a Home For Children in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and more. The Silhouettes® are featured in the Lenovo Laptop 2 commercial, Nickelodeon's See Dad Run, Netflix MC2, Muscular Dystrophy Show of Strength, the show opener for the Egyptian Television show Words on Paper, South American Argos Commercial, Georgia Europe Ardi Insurance commercials and more. They have helped raise millions by creating custom performances for organizations including; cancer research, children’s hospitals, Juvenile Diabetes, Jewish Family  Services, Ometz of Canada,  Caron Renaissance Organization, IPAIN Foundation,  Nancy Spielberg’s Children of Chernobyl and have also donated full performances and show proceeds to Mt. Saint Vincent’s Home For Children in Denver and the Tanager Place in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Silhouettes® custom corporate shows include Microsoft launch of Windows 8, Sprint, LG, Samsung, Remax, Comcast, General Mills, Phillips66, Prudential Insurance, Experimental Aircraft Association, Reveal of Marvel Comics genius Stan Lee’s new Superhero “Aviore”, LPL Financial, Informatica, Sportaccord, Bayside Church in Sacramento, Peddinghouse Steel, Alix Partners, Mile Hi NGAUS for the Air and Army National Guard, Boeing and many more.  They have traveled the world performing at the Olympia theater in Dublin Ireland, the Grand Theatre in Warsaw Poland for Polacy Z Werwe, at Valle De Bravo Mexico for the Festival De Las Almas, Ometz in Montreal Canada, and a four-month Germany tour performing their original 90 minute “Journey of Love” in 73 theatres receiving standing ovations and outstanding press reviews.   The Silhouettes® have helped children in Tokyo, Japan learn shadow dance to perform live on Nippon TV’s 24 Hour Television for 31 million viewers and raise money for people injured in Japan’s 2011 triple disaster. America’s Got Talent gave The Silhouettes® the chance of a lifetime and continue to help The Silhouettes® spread inspirational messages.  Their mission is to help children with epilepsy secure service dogs that will determine the early onset of seizures which will help save lives. The Silhouettes recently donated a show to the Chelsea Hutchison Foundation to help raise funds that provide monitoring equipment, training of service dogs and Disney wish trips to children with epilepsy and helped raise $28,000.00 to help secure a service seizure dog for a little five-year-old boy who suffers from severe epilepsy.   They are also working with the, an organization that helps raise funds to train service dogs for Veterans with PTSD. They recently completed several music videos during the pandemic shut-down including collaborations with AGT act  Voices Of Service.  The Golden Buzzer cast is featured in a documentary film called “SAME COLOR SHADOW” (soon to be released at Film Festivals worldwide) healing the divide of racism through the arts.   The Silhouettes continue to perform their live shows at their theatre in Westminster including; “Heroes Tribute”, LOVE”, “For The Child”, “Behind The Curtain” and “Shadowspook”. The Silhouettes® plan to use the gifts they have been given to reach out to children of all ages, continue to spread light and love worldwide and change the world one shadow at a time!

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Keira Decker


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Sophia Driver

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Sofie Fink

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Charlize Gurule

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Lucy Henkhaus

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Annika Larsen

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Johanna Panyachith

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Holly Sheffel

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Ashlyn Volk

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Maleiah Williams

The Silhouettes are THRILLED to be part of this collaboration with PHAMALY!  It has been a huge adventure for everyone on the cast and we love working with the incredible artists from PHAMALY!  MAKE A SHAPE! (instead of Break A Leg).