CAST & CREATIVE
Libby is 13 years old and is thrilled to be playing Winnie! From being “trapped in a house of sad and lonely” during difficult COVID-19 days, Tuck Everlasting brought Libby lots of happiness, adventures, and optimism. Past favorite roles in PYT include Smee in Peter Pan, Brigitta in The Sound of Music, Gingy in Shrek..., and Cassandra in CATS. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Jesse Tuck / Director & Choreographer / Costume & Set Designer
Samantha is thrilled to be directing her first show and is grateful for the amazing cast and creative team who have supported her endlessly. This passion project wouldn’t have been possible without her incredible friends and family. Samantha hopes to pursue a career in the performing arts and will be working to earn her BFA in Musical Theatre next year.
Ian Cardamone has been in 15 shows previously: most recently Newsies at Sacred Heart and the regional debut of Hell on Earth at the Mountain View Performing Arts Center. In his free time, Ian loves writing music and film photography. He is extremely excited to be a part of Tuck Everlasting, and can not wait to share this spectacular show with virtual audiences.
Previously, Ash has played Jack Kelly in PYT’s Newsies, Peter Pan in PYT’s Peter Pan, and Leaf Coneybear in LAYT’s ...Spelling Bee. They’ve also been in various virtual shows, performing as Agnes Evans in She Kills Monsters and writing for the radio play series Sailing into Icy Stars. They’re so grateful to the Tuck cast and crew for making this a wonderful show!
Ori is 18 and has always been passionate about theatre and the arts. He has been in multiple productions including Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, and more! He is so thankful for the crew and the cast for being passionate and positive through this unusual but exceptional process, and hopes you enjoy the show!
Man In The Yellow Suit
Luke is 18 and thrilled to be playing the Man in the Yellow Suit! After years of theater and music, Tuck is an exciting combination of the two performing arts. Recent roles include Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol. In his free time, Luke reads and plays the guitar, as well as exploring his love of fantasy and games. He hopes you enjoy the show!
Judge Cantrell is 16 years old and is obsessed with entertaining people. He loves all things comic books and superheroes and enjoys listening to all types of music. He hopes to one day be a successful entertainer whose impact on the industry put smiles on people's faces all across the world.
Hugo / Technical & Graphic Designer / Cinematographer & Editor
Val is 15 years old and has been interested in theatre since he was little. He is constantly creating and trying his best to uphold the arts during the current difficult times for theatre. Val is striving to work in front, on, behind, and below the stage and is looking forward to a unique career in the performing arts.
Betsy Foster / Spirit
Colleen Tanona is absolutely thrilled to be a part of this wonderful production. She is currently a junior in high school and loves to spend her free time with her friends, reading good book, or going to dunkin’ donuts for a cup of coffee. Most of all, she is so grateful to have the opportunity to work with such a talented and fun cast!
Nana / Spirit
Ella is 16 and a junior and has loved being on stage since she was in the womb! Ella has been part of many productions but her favorites have been Beauty and the Beast (Lefou), Al Capone Does My Shirts (Piper), and Annie (Annie) all with PYT. When Ella isn’t on stage, she loves dancing, singing and playing with her dog Penny. She hopes you enjoy the show as much she does!
Marlo J. Lewis
Spirit / Ballet Winnie
Marlo is 14 years old, she has loved theater since she was 8. She is extremely grateful for the amazing experience this show has provided. Marlo has been doing ballet for 10 years and is especially excited to use her training in Tuck Everlasting!
Blake is 17 years old and he's been doing theater at PYT since he was 10. He's obsessed with all things nerd-related, including books, writing, and DnD. He's thrilled to be part of this show and has had an amazing time working with the super-talented cast of Tuck. He hopes you enjoy the show!
Alex is 14 years old and has been singing and acting since the third grade. When not performing in a musical, Alex can be found performing with her band, George Washing Machine, drawing, sewing, baking or hanging out with her friends and sisters. She is so excited to be onstage in-person after over a year and couldn’t have asked for a better cast and crew to do it with!
Tessa is so excited to be a part of Tuck Everlasting! Favorite roles include Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with LAYT and Tilly Evans in She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms with PYT. She would like to thank everyone involved in the production for their hard work in making this a fabulous experience!
Naomi is 16 years old and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this amazing cast and crew and get a small part of the non-COVID world back. She enjoys hanging out with her cats, practicing songs, monologues, and dances, finding new music, and learning more about this world’s history. They are so excited for this show and look forward to everyone being able to see it!
Olivia is incredibly grateful to be a part of Tuck Everlasting. Treegap Wood and its phenomenal cast and crew hold a very special place in her heart! This past spring, you probably did not see her as Ms. Gardner in Carrie (Upstage Theater). When she is not rehearsing, Olivia enjoys baking, blowing things up (not really) in the lab while conducting research, and getting too excited about old clothes.
Performance Stage Manager
Aeryn is everlastingly grateful to have the chance to work on a musical during the pandemic! Outside of theatre, he loves writing letters to friends and gesture drawing. When he's not in rehearsal or running lines, you can find him practicing French horn (although not enough) or obsessing over obscure off-Broadway musicals.
Producer / Set Designer & Carpenter
Brian, who has worked closely with the director; "sometimes it feels like we've been together every single day for the last year."
The Tuck cast and crew hold a special place in Brian’s heart since he has collaborated with many of these artists since they were young, culminating in this final performance before his daughter leaves for college.
Anna Sieben is excited to be working on Tuck Everlasting by assisting with the choreography. Recent credits include Lissa in Hell on Earth and Pilar in Legally Blonde. She has also choreographed several productions. She is beyond grateful to Samantha and the entire Belding family for allowing her to be a part of this production.
Yana Vaks is a pediatric ICU physician and chief of inpatient pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara. She is Val Zvinyatskovsky’s mom and number one fan as well as a musical theater lover (ever since Val had introduced her to the genre in 2012).
Katie has thoroughly enjoyed diving into her first co-producer role, collaborating with this incredible cast and creative team. Her Hufflepuff “finder” skills have been put to the test working closely with the director to locate obscure costume pieces. Katie will forever treasure these special moments with the Tuck team and can’t wait to see this show come to fruition!
Emotional Support Animal
Cosmo is four years old and has been interested in theatre since he was a small pup. Although he is constantly eating props, Cosmo offers comforting cuddles to the cast and creative team during these current difficult times. Cosmo looks forward to viewing the final production of Tuck from the privacy of his own dog bed and plans to take some serious naps after tech week!