Hanna Christensen
Ella

You may have seen Hanna last year in Boise Music Week’s production of State Fair performing the role of Emily. Originally from Bountiful, Utah, she graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Music Dance Theater. While at BYU she toured for two years with the Young Ambassadors traveling across the United States and China. Favorite roles include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Winnie Tate in Annie Get Your Gun, and Cosette in Les Miserables. She works during the day freelancing as a graphic designer/illustrator and as full-time mom to two crazy toddlers. She wants to thank her real-life Prince Charming, Hunter, who truly makes life better than a fairytale.

Isaiah Raasch
Topher

Isaiah Raasch is 20 and is currently attending Boise State University for a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Isaiah has been doing theatre for as long as he can remember. Some of his favorite shows that he has been a part of include Newsies: The Broadway Musical (Jack Kelly), The Music Man (Tommy Djilas), State Fair (Wayne Frake), The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), South Pacific (Lt. Cable), and most recently Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Daniel Pontipee). This is Isaiah’s second show with Boise Music Week and is so excited to be back on the Morrison Center Stage with new and old friends. Enjoy the show! @isaiah_raasch

Ken Cook
Sebastian

Ken is thrilled to return to the Morrison Center Stage and is honored to be included in this very talented cast. He has recently performed as Jacob in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and has played Abel Frake in State Fair during Boise Music Week last year. Ken is excited to perform on stage with his son, Aidan again. In his free time, Ken likes to cook, watch movies and spend time with his family and friends. Ken is grateful to his wife, Kim, for supporting and encouraging him as he pursues his passion of musical theater.

Dani Coles
Marie

Dani is excited about returning to Boise Music Week after a long hiatus. She has most recently performed as Leah in Two by Two here in Boise but has mostly been spending her time away from theatre with her family and friends. This opportunity to take on the role of the Fairy Godmother (Marie) is a dream, and she is excited to be back on the Morrison Center Stage.

Annie McKinney
Charlotte

Annie is having a blast with such a fun comedic dream role. She has most recently played Granny/Cinderella’s Mom/Giant in Into the Woods as well as Miss Flannery in Millie and ensemble in Mary Poppins for BMW.  She’s been seen as Alice Beineke in Addams Family the musical as well as ensemble in Once upon a Mattress and Heathers at BLT and one of the Six Merry Murderesses in Chicago at Spotlight Theatre.  She recently has also been taking on the costuming roles in the community with Love/Sick (BLT), State Fair (BMW), White Christmas (BLT), Music Man (Huckleberry Star), Puffs (BLT), and Heathers (BLT).  She is most proud of her role as the theatre teacher at Meridian High School and is inspired by her students to get out there and do theatre. She is honored to get to act alongside 5 students in this production. She would like to thank her friends and family for supporting her love and passion for the theatre. Special thanks to her mom for always helping hug or iron or feed her when she needs it.  Extra special thank you to her husband Stephen for keeping her laughing even when the candle is burning from both ends.

Madeline Jorgensen
Gabrielle

Madeline is so excited to be making her Boise Music Week debut! A Nampa native, Madeline recently graduated from Biola University in LA with her bachelor’s of music in voice performance with a minor in biblical studies. Some of Madeline’s favorite credits include The Little Mermaid (ARIEL), Into the Woods (BAKER’S WIFE), and The Pirates of Penzance (MABEL). Amazing love how can it be that thou my God shouldst die for me!

Jakob Wachter
Jean-Michel

After a lengthy hiatus from theater, Jakob is stoked to be a part of Boise Music Week’s production of Cinderella this year. As an ex-theater kid, who recently rescinded his retirement for a chance to perform on the Morrison Center stage once again, his favorite roles have been Laurie in Little Women: The Musical, Conrad Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie, and the infamous Warner Huntington III in Legally Blonde: The Musical. When he is not performing he can almost always be found reading (no genre is off-limits), running, or binge-watching the latest Netflix original series. Although Jakob may avoid politics in his personal life, he is having way too much fun bringing Jean-Michel’s feisty spirit to life with this incredible cast and crew.

Daniel Fuhriman
Lord Pinkleton

Daniel has always loved music and enjoys finding ways to make music with others. Having a choral and instrumental background, Daniel now works full-time as a military musician with the 25th Army Band and is always looking for new musician friends!

Stephanie Christensen
Madame

Stephanie has been singing and performing since she was a little girl and is thrilled to be back for her third production with Boise Music Week. She studied vocal performance at BYU-Idaho and is currently sharing her love of performing by co-directing and singing in the Emmett Women’s Choir. She’d like to thank her husband and four kids for all their support!

Shelby Ann Boice
Ensemble (Ella Understudy)

Shelby Boice is excited to be performing again with Boise Music Week! Shelby first performed with Boise Music Week as Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie. She studied Vocal Performance at Boise State University with Dr Rushing-Raynes. Shelby is grateful to her friends and family that helped her to be where she is today. Thanks Mom and Dad!

Sophie Bliss
Coachman, Ensemble

Sophie is so excited to join the Boise Music Week musical this year! She does musical theater at her school and just finished Catch Me If You Can where she played the part of Paula Abagnale. Sophie’s other credits include: The Wizard of Oz, Snow Angel, She Loves Me, and They Promised Her the Moon.

Eliana Archambeault
Coachman, Ensemble

Eliana is mega passionate about theater, and even though musical theater is insanely out of her comfort zone, she’s stoked to put on the most quality show she can! (She does it all for her bunny at home. Make Suki proud.)

Adam Farnsworth
Ensemble

Adam Farnsworth is very excited to perform with Boise Music Week. Adam graduated from Meridian High School and is majoring in Liberal Arts at CWI. He has loved the theatre ever since he was five and has auditioned for any show he can. He’s played roles such as Charlie in Brigadoon, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, and Emmett in Legally Blonde the Musical. He is proud of his accomplishment as a 2023 Idaho High School Theater Jimmy Awards National Finalist. He thanks his friends and family for always believing in him in making his dreams come true.

Aidan Cook
Ensemble

Aidan has been doing musical theater for 3 years now. He has appeared in shows such as: Little Women the musical, She Loves Me the musical, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He is extremely excited to be in his first Boise Music Week production.

Alice Longo
Ensemble

Alice Longo is excited to make her Boise Music Week debut. She started acting in 2021 during her freshman year in high school, and since then has taken every opportunity to get on stage. Outside theatre, she enjoys reading, scrolling, hanging out with her friends, and finding new places to eat and new plays to watch. Alice would like to thank her friends and her family for always supporting her despite the craziness each show brings!

Alyssa Koval
Ensemble

Alyssa is excited to be back with Boise Music Week. She has been performing for as long as she can remember and has loved every minute of it! She recently got to play a dream role as Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Huckleberry Star Theater. Some of her other favorite roles include Emma in Jekyll & Hyde, Rusty in Footloose, and Stepmother in Into the Woods. She is so grateful for this opportunity and would like to thank her family and friends for always supporting and loving her!

Ann Snelgrove-McKerracher
Ensemble

Ann is thrilled to be back on the stage and preforming for Boise Music Week for the first time! She has loved theatre and musicals for as long as she can remember, and getting to be part of Cinderella is such an honor. Her most recent credits include Legally Blonde: The Musical (Stage Coach Theater, 2019), Matilda the Musical (Boise Little Theater, 2021), and Puffs (Boise Little Theater, 2022). Ann would like to thank the production team for this opportunity, her family for all their love and encouragement, and her husband, Dave, for always supporting her both on and off stage. She hopes you enjoy this beautiful show!

Austin Lewis King
Ensemble

Austin Lewis King is thrilled to be in Boise Music Week’s production of Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Austin has been performing in theatre for 3 years. Some of the productions he has been in include; Brigadoon (Stuart Dalrymple), Legally Blonde (Emmett Forrest), and Anything goes (Moonface Martin).

Barbara Oldenburg
Ensemble

This is Barbara’s 5th show with Boise Music Week having previously acted in Music Man (Eulalie Shinn), and State Fair (Mrs. Metcalf), and acted as vocal music director for Thoroughly Modern Millie and Into the Woods. She is delighted to be on stage for the first time with her daughter, Annie McKinney (Charlotte) in Cinderella. She would also like to thank Annie, her son, Jay, and her son-in-law, Stephen for their unending support and love.

Brinden Bennett
Ensemble

Brinden was told to write a paragraph about himself in the 3rd person, however, he is not the best at that so he hired a writer. Brinden has always dreamed of performing on the Morrison Center stage since seeing his first touring production performed on said stage (He wouldn’t say how long ago that was, so he said to roll with whatever number you thought of). From humble beginnings, he was born and raised in California and learned of the many wonders of theatre and acting throughout high school and college; even being a paid scare actor down at Knott’s Berry Farm theme park (spooky!). He then moved to Idaho and performed in numerous community theatre productions such as Donkey in Shrek, Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf in Into the Woods, Naphtali in Joseph, and Charlie Cowell in Music Man. In his spare time, he enjoys long walks on the beach (the green belt is a close second), acting in short films around the valley, and playing D&D with his friends (Bard, obviously). He is very grateful for the support from his friends and family. Brinden has told me he does not know how to wrap this up so he has entrusted me to deliver the closing words… Enjoy the show!

Carter Cheney
Ensemble

Carter Cheney is a sophomore at Timberline High School. This is his first show with Boise Music Week, and his first theater show ever! He’s really happy to be here, and excited to see how it goes. He sends his thanks to Ruby Roecker and Cade Tucker for getting him into it.

Clay Lee
Ensemble

Clay has been active in the Treasure Valley Performing Arts scene his whole life. Performing on the Morrison Center Stage with his sister-in-law Nikki, son Gavin, and wife Heather is just icing on this guy’s cake! Clay is excited to dust off the dance shoes and see how the legs are working. Enjoy the show!

Debra Bliss
Ensemble

Debra is thrilled to have this opportunity to perform in Boise Music Week’s production of Cinderella! In her past she performed in numerous plays but it’s been a hot minute and she’s getting old enough to say she can’t remember them all. And here’s a huge shout out to her fantastic hubby, TJ, for holding down the fort and taking care of their brood so she can shake off the old dust and appear on stage once again!

Emily Drake
Ensemble

Emily Drake is a 12 show veteran of Boise Music Week. Some of her favorite Music Week roles include: Dancing Fork (Beauty and the Beast), washed up silent movie actress, Olga Mara (Singing in the Rain), Scottish villager (Brigadoon), Court Clerk (Hello Dolly), King’s Wife(The King and I), Navy Nurse (South Pacific), Dead English Person (The Secret Garden), Chimney Sweep (Mary Poppins), Pick a Little Lady and Dancing Teenager (The Music Man). Mrs. Meers (Thoroughly Modern MIllie), Jack’s Mother (Into the Woods), and Fairy Tale Villager (Cinderella). When she isn’t singing and dancing on the Morrison Center stage, she spends her days as a 4th grade teacher and a Drama Club Advisor for the Mary Mac Drama Club. She would like to thank her parents, her friends and family, and her students for their support. Enjoy the show!

Gavin Lee
Ensemble

When Gavin is performing or singing, he is in his element! He was bitten by the theater bug in 2017 when he was cast as Michael Banks in Mary Poppins, right here for Boise Music Week. Since then, he’s been cast in many other roles in musical theater productions around the Treasure Valley. Gavin dedicates every performance to his late grandma, Kathy Lee.

Graycie Rechenmacher
Ensemble

Graycie Rechenmacher is so excited for the opportunity to be in another Music Week show. Most recently, she was Carrie in Carrie, Countess Lily in Anastasia, and Elsa in Frozen Jr. Along with musical theater, she loves to dance, play guitar, and go on hikes. She would like to thank her mom, dad, and friends for all of their consistent support and love.

Hailey Harris
Ensemble

Hailey is so excited to make her Boise Music Week debut in Cinderella! She has been so excited to have the opportunity to work with this amazing cast and to keep pursuing her love for theatre. Her favorite roles she has played were Clarice de Bisognosi in A Servant of Two Masters and Jean McLaren in Brigadoon. She would like to thank her family and friends for always being there to support her and her crazy journey into the theatre world.

Harper Pechota
Ensemble

Harper has been acting since she was five years old on stage, in commercials and on film – she was in three movies just last summer including her first starring role in a feature film! Harper is a contemporary music major at Idaho Fine Arts Academy, is the lead singer for The Eleven O’Clock Number and performs with the jazz ensemble Two Man Trenchcoat. She has a deep passion for singing and musical theater. Some of her favorite roles have been Martha in The Secret Garden and Little Eponine in Les Miserable. She also works as a professional party princess.

Heather Lee
Ensemble

Heather has been dancing since the age of two, in multiple disciplines, her favorite being African Inspired Dance! She is returning to the stage after five years, with previous performances such as Music Man, Pippin, Mary Poppins, Crazy for You, Singin in the Rain and 42nd Street, just to name a few. She was also assistant choreographer (and daughter in law) to the late Kathy Lee. Heather is excited to dance alongside so many talented cast mates, and directors, especially her sister, Nikki; son, Gavin; and her hubs, Clay- Break a Chicken!!

Kat Gluck
Ensemble

Kat is super excited to be a part of Boise Music Week and this amazing cast. Kat grew up in Southern California and came to Boise when she was twelve. She left for five years for her fathers graduate program in South Carolina, but is now back since he is a professor at BSU. She was first introduced to acting in her first grade class play and was given her first leading role in third grade. Kat enjoys acting, singing, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and has her own Sims 4 YouTube Channel.

Kate Ward
Ensemble

Kate is excited to be back on the stage with Boise Music Week, having made her Morrison Center debut last year in State Fair. She returned to theater in 2021 after having taken a 20-year hiatus to grow her career and family, and now can’t get enough theater magic both as a performer and audience member. Most recently she played Mrs. Sander in Huckleberry Star’s Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. She’d like to thank the directors, cast and crew for telling this beautiful story and hopes the audience has as much fun as everyone on stage!

LJ Aguirre
Ensemble

LJ is so happy to announce her debut in Boise Music Week with Cinderella! This is their first community show and cant wait to do more in the future. She is currently in Anything Goes at Meridian High School and would like to thank their family, Anna Mckinney, and Gregory Bierne for supporting her crazy ambitions!

Lyndee Guy
Ensemble

Lyndee is so excited to be making her Boise Music Week debut. Musical theater is her passion, and she is beyond honored to grace the Morrison Center Stage. Her most recent musical theater credits include Madame de la Grande Bouche in Beauty and the Beast and Nun Ensemble (Music Theater of Idaho). It is going to be such a thrill for her to be able to bring the classic tale of Cinderella to life.

Melanie Hamon
Ensemble

Melanie is someone who is always challenging herself to try new things, such as walking with lions in Africa and parasailing in Tahoe at 800 feet! She definitely loves to push herself outside of the comfort zone! This is Melanie’s first time on stage in a musical and she is thrilled to add another experience to her list! Melanie has successfully run her own business and is now a stay at home mom to 4 wonderful kids! She has always loved dancing & singing and is grateful her husband encouraged her to be a part of this wonderful play!

Melissa Brodhead
Ensemble

Melissa is happy to be a part of Boise Music Week again! Aside from being a busy wife and mother, Melissa enjoys all the fun and excitement that comes with sharing her talents on the stage. Her most recent shows have been Nephtali’s wife in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat with Huckleberry Star Theater and the ensemble in Boise Music Week’s State Fair. Melissa would like to especially thank her husband Brandon for his continued support in following her passion.

Maryclaire Fery
Ensemble

After a 10 year hiatus from performing, Maryclaire is excited to be singing again as a part of the Cinderella cast. Aside from being a musical theatre lover, Maryclaire is a proud mama of two, a loving wife, and a counselor who focuses on helping others find healing through their bodies. Maryclaire is so grateful for the support of her family, especially her husband John Michael, and her friends as she reconnects with music.

Nikki Wesselman
Ensemble

Nikki has been dancing and choreographing since she was a little girl and received her dance training in Boise, under the instruction of the beloved Kathy Lee. She has taught and performed at various dance studios and gyms in Washington and Boise, lead a youth group dance team to perform in Central America and more recently danced her way into the theater scene. She performed in Boise Music Week’s productions of Music Man and State Fair, Boise Little Theater’s productions of Pippin, Annie and Matilda. She choreographed for Boise Little Theater’s summer youth productions of The Neverending Story and A Night of Many Stories- Unhappily Ever After, Boise Music Weeks production of Into The Woods, Huckleberry Star Theater’s productions of Music Man and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, as well as Eagle and Capital High School’s productions of Newsies. She recently was the Assistant Director of Boise Little Theater’s production of Frozen Jr. and later this year, will be costuming for their production of James and the Giant Peach and choreographing for Huckleberry Star Theater’s production of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. She would like to thank her husband, Cris, for always supporting her dreams and crazy theater life.

Oliver King
Ensemble

Oliver King has done theatre for around 4 years both on stage and off. They were apart of last years Boise Music Weeks “State Fair” as a violist in the orchestra pit. Oliver is incredibly excited to be able to be on stage this year and is thankful to everyone who has allowed them this opportunity.

Ron Folwell
Ensemble

Ron Folwell is thrilled to be performing once again for Boise Music Week as part of this amazing cast! In recent years he appeared as The Preacher in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Mr. Heppenstahl, the pickle and mincemeat judge in State Fair, Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man, Cinderella’s Father in Into the Woods, Grandpa Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Santa Claus in Yes, Virginia: The Musical, Grasshopper in James and the Giant Peach, and Drake the Butler in Annie. He would like to thank his incredible wife, family, and friends for their support!

Ruby Roecker
Ensemble

Hi mom! Ruby is over the moon to be back for her second Boise Music Week show, after having a ball (get it?) in State Fair last year. She has had the honor to be in several Boise Little Theater shows as well, including Matilda the Musical, Oz!, and most recently, Frozen Jr. She gives the biggest thanks to all the people that have made this show happen: directors, cast, crew and you! Lots of love to all the amazing people in the Treasure Valley theater family.

Sara Hanson
Ensemble

Sara grew up singing and dancing in the Boise, ID area. She had a passion for music and movement from birth which solidified as she traveled to perform and compete throughout the US. As a vocal and dance soloist, Sara is honored to have received numerous titles & awards. Sara has spent the last 20+ years teaching and choreographing for dancers of all ages and styles, as well as, judging competitive dance. Sara has also worked with gymnasts, cheerleaders, and local theater companies creating show choreography and teaching dance focused master classes. Sara LOVES teaching and sharing her passion for the arts!! Her Musical Theater Highlights include: 42nd Street with Boise Music Week (many moons ago) and, most recently, Choreography for Newsies Jr. with Treasure Valley Children’s Theater (Fall 2023). In addition to her artistic endeavors, Sara owns and operates a professional organizing company in Meridian, ID where she lives with her fabulous husband & beautiful daughter!

Sarah Wright
Ensemble

Sarah (she/her) has loved Cinderella since she could pronounce it. She still has the beloved Cinderella blanket she slept with as a child. When Sarah isn’t fulfilling a bucket list item by performing in this production, she loves spending time with her family. During the day, she works her dream job as an epidemiologist and is pursuing a PhD in all her spare time. She is so excited to be part of her first Boise Music Week.

Tara Skeesuck
Ensemble

Tara Skeesuck is thrilled to be part of the Cinderella cast. Tara has had a lifelong love of dance. She grew up taking all types of dance classes and competed in dance competitions. As an adult, she loves to tap dance and just in the past few years has found a new love for musical theater. Tara has been in Traditions of Christmas, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and State Fair. She is proud to be a wife and mother of two children. She also is a middle school math teacher. Tara is excited and grateful for this opportunity.

Taylor Frates
Ensemble

Taylor is 26, she is currently working as a Nanny for two wonderful kids. Taylor has taken voice lessons since the age of 8, she has also performed in multiple recitals and choir solos and acted in many theatrical productions over the years, including roles like Miss Gardner in Carrie, Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, Brigitta in The Sound of Music, Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, Mary in Joseph’s Lullaby and an ensemble role in Beauty and the Beast. She has also taught drama class at Camp Yavapines in Prescott, Arizona. And studied Theatre at Boise State in 2018, she is currently teaching voice lessons for a few students, in her spare time she likes to write, run, play D&D and spend time with her family and friends. She is happily married to her husband of two years, this is her first performance with Boise Music Week and is very excited to be apart of this performance.

Trey Marema
Ensemble

Trey has been doing theatre since the age of 10, he is pursuing a career in performing and is looking to build his resume in the meantime. Some of his favorite roles in past productions include Captain Hook in Peter Pan Jr. and George Banks in Mary Poppins Jr. This is Trey’s first time performing with Boise Music Week and he is very honored to be an ensemble member in this show!

Zeke Griffin
Ensemble

Zeke has been acting ever since he physically could. He really found himself on the stage, through the shows he has gotten the privellege of being apart of. Zeke is over the moon to be involved with music week again and growing relationships with the cast and crew. His never ending line of support from those around him will be something he will forever be greatful for.