Alex is a veteran of many META productions including CATS, The Little Mermaid, and Into the Woods. A stage performer since age 6, Alex also studies voice and plays volleyball for LaVenture Middle School. She aspires to be a professional performer.
ALICE GOSHKO as Izzy
An MVHS Junior, Alice has most recently been in Bowlin’ The Musical. She loves spending time with children and plans to become a Kindergarten teacher someday. Raised in a Russian family, Alice speaks two languages.
ALONDRA LOPEZ as Estela
Alondra is currently a student at Skagit Valley College. She has performed in Stand and Deliver with META, and also It Can’t Happen Here. Alondra performs in honor of her grandmothers who never received the chance to be involved in the performing arts.
ANDY BUCHANAN as Officer Krupke
Andy is a Stanwood High School graduate and veteran META performer who has been in many local productions here at the Lincoln including Annie, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Our Town, Mary Poppins and Cats to name a few. Andy is very excited to be in West Side Story.
BRAYDEN BOWMAN as Pepe
Brayden is currently a freshman at Lakewood High School. He has performed in META’s The Little Mermaid and also Into the Woods. He auditioned for West Side Story to improve his dancing skills and has a lot of fun doing it. He plans on pursuing a career in acting.
BRIAN CONDE-MARTINEZ as Juano
Brian is excited to be part of West Side Story. He is currently a sophomore at MVHS and this is his first theater experience. He plans to a attend some level of higher education and is grateful for the many opportunities available as a high school student. He is also very proud to be part of FBLA,DECA,Debate and a member of MVHS Concert Choir.
BRODY BUCK as Mouthpiece
Brody is a sophomore at Bellingham High School. He has worked with Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth in productions such as Legally Blonde, Addams Family, Drowsy Chaperone, and Chicago. Brody has also acted in high school plays such as Odd Couple and The Little Mermaid. He hopes to continue his career in performing arts and is also passionate about environmental studies. He finds it ironic that his name in the show is Mouthpiece yet doesn’t have any lines.
BRYCE RONHAAR as Big Deal
West Side Story is Bryce’s first community theater production. He has done some school productions in the past and is delighted to be a part of this cast. Bryce is an avid member of Mount Vernon High School’s choir program. He is a part of Concert Choir, Undertones, and Synergy. He also enjoys playing piano in his free time.
CALEB FORSLUND as Gladhand
West Side Story is Caleb’s first theater arts performance. He has been homeschooled and graduated in 2017. His talents include ultimate frisbee, golf, and basketball. He plans to learn guitar in the near future. He is thrilled to be part of this production, and he is looking forward to many more opportunities in the performing arts.
CARLOS ROQUES as Chino
Carlos is a Junior at BEHS. Carlos has recently played Chris in All My Sons, Sonny in The Heights, Charlie in Willy Wonka, Javier in Stand and Deliver, and King Sextimus in Once Upon a Mattress, The Beverly Hillbillies, Bye Bye Birdie, a Christmas Carol, and Cheaper by the Dozen. His favorite quote and the one that continues to motivate him to this day is “hello my name is Rob Neeleman” - Rob Neeleman. He regards this moment as the greatest of his life.
CARMEN SOUZA as Maria
Carmen comes to META from Bellingham High School and is a senior. She has previously played the chaperone in Drowsey Chaperone, Wednesday in the Addams Family, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, and Velma Kelly in Chicago. West Side Story is her META debut. Music has always been a big part of her life and she intends to pursue an operatic career in the future. When she is not singing, she is running and spending time with her cats. She would like to thank her parents for all the gas money for driving to rehearsals.
CARTER GOODLOE as Diesel
Carter currently attends Skagit Valley College as a running-start student. He’s been cast in Wonderland, Is There A Doctor In The House, and now West Side Story. He was part of the tech crew in Nifty Fifties, Space Pirates, and Into the Woods. Carter loves “nerding out” and playing table-top games which are “in his blood.” He says that video games are now being added to the blood line.
DAISY YOUNGQUIST as Pauline
Daisy is an 8th grader at LaVenture Middle School. She performed in TAG’s 25th anniversary show, TAG’s Annie, and ACT’s Anne of Green Gables. She loves spending time with her three cats, two dogs, and leopard gecko. She also loves playing piano and ukulele.
DIANA BECERRA as Rosalia
Graduating in June from Skagit Valley College, Diana is currently earning a degree in Communications with a minor in Linguistics and Film. She was born a 1st-generation immigrant to Jose Manuel and Yolanda Becerra from Michoacán, Mexico. She has been in many productions, and she also has served as lead make-up artist for Mary Poppins, A Christmas Story, and most recently, Annie.
EMILY HALL as Graziella
Graduating from Sedro Woolley High School in 2016, Emily is now attending SVC and is a theater major. She has most recently been in SVC’s productions of A Chorus Line and It Can’t Happen Here. She would like to thank her family for their unfailing support of her passion for theater and following her dreams.
FRANCISCO SANCHEZ as Indio
Francisco is excited return to the stage as Indio in West Side Story. His stage debut was META’s production of Stand and Deliver. He is a sophomore at MVHS, and also performs in the choir. Francisco plans to attend WWU to become a math teacher. He enjoys running and being outdoors. He is grateful for the AVID program as it has motivated him to be the best he can be.
HOPE FOSTVEDT as Velma
Hope is attending SVC and West Side Story is her first theater performance. Hope has grown up dancing at Fidalgo Dance Works and also was in the 2017 production of the Nutcracker as the Sugar Plum Fairy. She enjoys spending time with her dogs and going on adventures.
JEREMIAH MORENO as Bernardo
This is Jeremiah’s second theater role since appearing in META’s Stand & Deliver. In his spare time, he enjoys writing music and lately nothing else, because he’s spent all of his time preparing for West Side Story. Jeremiah is determined to give his family, and the audience, a truly amazing show. He asks for “loud laughs and roaring applause.” Lastly, Jeremiah thanks you all for coming.
JOCELYN ANOESIS as Margarita
As a MVHS sophomore, Jocelyn has been in several productions including Cats, Mary Poppins, Our Town, The Little Mermaid, Into the Woods, and Beauty and the Beast. She loves spending time with her boyfriend and her kitten Stormie. Her other hobbies include dancing, singing and songwriting. She plans to pursue a career in theater.
JOLIANNYS TORRES-RODRIGUEZ as Teresita
Joliannys is a Senior at BEHS. She has performed in Go Fish,King Tuts Tomb, Winter Wonderland, Education Rocks, In the Heights, Bye Bye Birdie, and You Can’t Take It With You. West Side Story will be her first ever community show and debut with META!!! She would like to thank her family, Conner, and Hollywood for always believing in her and their encouragement.
JOSE SAENZ as Moose
Jose will be graduating from MVHS this June. He made his META debut in Stand and Deliver, and also played in The Hidden Truth, produced by a migrant leader organization in Mount Vernon. He enjoys talking and listening with his friends.
JOSHUA SULLIVAN as Riff
Josh is a BEHS graduate and currently a freshman at Skagit Valley college. He has played roles in Bye Bye Birdie, Side Show, and as Jed Clampet in the Beverly Hillbillies. Josh once read a poster that said “Unless you are god or Shania Twain take your shoes off in my house.” Since then he’s never worn shoes in a house because he is neither god nor Shania Twain.
KENNEDY GOODLOE as Clarice
Kennedy currently attends Skagit Academy and is in 8th grade. West Side Story is her META and theater debut! She considers herself somewhat of an acrobat, and she loves to spend her free time sleeping. She is very excited to be part of this production.
MADILYN INMAN as Minnie
West Side Story is Madilyn’s theater and META debut. It is a dream come true for her. Madilyn also sings in choir at MVHS, plays ukulele and loves being outdoors
MARK CRONIN as Schrank
Mark goes all the way back to 2009 and Fiddler On The Roof with META. He’s is a humble and thoughtful thespian, who feels honored to be associated some of the best up and coming talent and productions Skagit Valley has to offer including Babes In Toyland, Pan The Musical and NWART’s Cabaret. Mark wishes to convey movement in the heart – “Here’s to a shot of reality.“ When not on stage, Mark is a fitness expert who also writes poetry.
MATTHEW WOODWORTH as Baby John
Matthew is a freshman who is currently home-schooling. Having been in many productions and classes, theater continues to be his passion! He plans to carry on his father’s legacy of acting and someday perform in Rent. Matthew’s father, Andy, passed away in late 2018.
MAXWELL HANESWORTH as Snowboy
Maxwell is a junior at Anacortes High School. Having a long history in theater, West Side Story is his second musical. He is currently working to improve his piano playing, singing, and dancing abilities. He plans to pursue a career in theater for as long as he can, and above all else, make sure it stays an integral part of his life. He considers these experiences with META his stepping stone to a future in acting, and he is grateful for the directors who have helped to bring forth his best talents.
NATE WHEELER as Doc
NATE WHEELER as Doc
Nate, a senior at MVHS, has been in multiple META productions including Into the Woods, serving as Stage Manager while simultaneously filling a role in Stand & Deliver, and as “Gus the Theatre Cat” in CATS. His most recent role was as Gregory Gardner in SVC’s A Chorus Line. Nate strives to make every role he has played as detailed and compelling as possible, because he believes that a story is only as strong as its characters. For those who are trying to break into theatre one day, he encourages you to put everything you have into every character you play, andyour talent will be heard.
REBECCA LAUNIUS-BROWN as Mary Lou
Rebecca is a trained dancer who has been on stage since falling in love with performing at four years old. As a former ballet dancer and swing dance performer, she has taken her experience and knowledge to musical theatre. She has greatly enjoyed the experience of being apart of West Side Story. Thank you Angela for the fantastic choreography!
REILY BURROWS Gee-Tar
Riely is a sophomore at Sedro Woolley High School. This is his first show of any kind, although he recently joined the SWHS drama department. Riely intends to pursue his art with META and beyond high school. He’d like to thank his cousin Zach for daring him to audition for West Side Story.
ROB NEELEMAN as Tony
Rob is currently finishing his second and last year at Skagit Valley College and he is glad about that. He has performed in Side Show, Beauty & The Beast, Pippin, and The Music Man. Rob enjoys driving the night away in his sky blue Prius equipped with new black hub caps that he received from his father for Christmas. Rob loves his family so very much and hopes they are all doing well in their everyday hustle and bustle. He is super excited for you, the audience, to see this amazing show because of the hard work and dedication that the cast has shown throughout this process. Enjoy the show!
RYAN MITCHELL as Anxious
Ryan is a sophomore at MVHS and performs in Concert Choir and the Undertones group. He was inspired by META’s production of Into the Woods, and after seeing the performance knew he wanted to give musical theatre a try. He jumped at the opportunity for West Side Story and plans to continue to audition in the future.
SIERRA MIERZESKI as Consuela
Sierra is a junior at MVHS. She sings in Concert choir and also is on the track team. She performed in Oliver Twist in 2011 and Babes in Toyland in 2013. She has a passion for the arts and plans to pursue this in her life.
STEVEN ALVAREZ as Luis
Steven is a sophomore at MVHS and sang in Voices of the Children for two years. He enjoys running, hiking, and playing soccer. He also loves playing musical instruments. He plans to pursue a career as a surgeon.
TIM BROWN as Tiger
As a 26 year veteran of the Skagit community theatre stage, Tim is so excited to be working across from so many talented young performers and an amazing production team. West Side Story is one of his all-time favorite shows, and he would like to thank META, Joe Bowen, Tammy Oomen, and their team for allowing this “old man” to perform across from one of the valley’s most diverse casts ever assembled. It has truly been an honor. This will be Tim’s second onstage role with META.
Tim was last seen onstage at the Lincoln as Rooster in the Theater Arts Guild’s production of Annie, as well as in the ensemble of TAG’s Side Show.
He would like to thank his family for allowing him to be a part of this bucket list show.
Please support diverse theatre in the Skagit Valley and beyond!!
TYANNA WITTMAN as Anita
Tyanna is an MVHS graduate who is currently attending Paroba Beauty College to become an esthetician. Although she is not new to the stage, as she has been singing in choirs for some time, West Side Story is her debut in theater and she is very excited for this opportunity. Her one year plan is to open a salon of her own.
VINCENT CHIABAI as Action
Vincent is a freshman at WWU and plans to study music education. He played the Geek in Side Show and is very excited to be back at the Historic Lincoln Theater. He would like to thank his Mom, Dad, and Holly for being his biggest supporters. Enjoy the show!
ZACHARYSTORM CANAPO as A-Rab
A senior this year, Zachary is ASB President at Sedro Woolley High School. His post high school plans are to further pursue his career as an actor. He is driven by being a leader and creating a positive environment for the people around him. He loves to make people happy and to make a positive change in someone’s life. “That’s the beauty of theatre, you have an instant satisfaction for every move you make or every line you say/sing. Bringing people joy is what drives me.” Zachary has been in several productions including Bye Bye Birdie, Stage Door, Descendants, Parent Trap, and Robin Hood.