Oliver -

Village Arts of Colorado Springs

 Who's Who 

Jacob Arbuckle is basically just a face in the crowd, but that's what brings the final product of a show together. This will be his second Village Arts play and he's happy to see some familiar faces.


Leah Banister is thrilled be a part of Village Arts for the first time! Her past roles include parts in Newsies, Annie, and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. Her love of the performing arts gives her purpose, vision, and a strong sense of community. She loves to make people laugh and feel good  and she is grateful to be a part of Oliver! 


Athena Baschal, a Village Arts board member, is happy to be back as choreographer and performer for another great God-glorifying VA production. Athena enjoys working for The Navigators, and teaching dance. She is married to Jim. Between them they have five grown children and one dog named Bella.


Matthew Bradley is excited to return to Oliver! A fan of musicals his entire life, he is looking forward to singing, dancing, and acting with friends new and old.


Lesa Brown has been directing shows for 25 years, is on the board of Village Arts, and teaches at Colorado Christian University. She greatly enjoys the creative collaboration of the theatre and is grateful to her family, all the talented Oliver! cast/crew/musicians, and to God.


Sydney Brown is a 13 year old acrobat and contortionist. She has always been passionate about the theatre and has been using the arts her whole life. This is her 2nd VA show and she has loved spending time with new friends and old.


Alli Bryant is 12 years old and enjoys acting, singing, and dancing. When she isn't on stage, she is either reading, playing with Legos, or playing outside. Alli also enjoys school. Her two favorite subjects are language arts and math. This is Alli's first time performing with Village Arts.


Faith Bryant is 10 years old. She loves to ride her bike and play outside. Other interests include coloring, drawing, and writing. This is Faith's first on stage performance.


Jesse Cernek When not on stage, playing volleyball, or singing in the car, she enjoys traveling and learning new languages. She's performed in many plays, including roles as Emily Webb in Our Town and Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice. She loves working with fellow actors to bring a new story to life! 


Courtney Clum is very excited to be a part of her first Village Arts production. Besides singing and dancing, she enjoys basketball and video games. She is so grateful for this experience and to have made so many new friends.


Megan Clum This is Megan's fourth production with Village Arts. She is glad to be a part of such a loving artistic community, and is grateful to learn more through this show. She enjoys writing, and any chance to create something. Many thanks to her cast members for a great experience.


Levanna Davis loves to laugh, extend encouragement and act. This was her first leap as an assistant choreographer! When not acting, she's busy reading, traveling, exercising, or working as a Sign Language Interpreter. She desires to reclaim theatre for the Kingdom with winsome, redemptive stories, bringing God glory in every bright and bleak moment with His hope.


Elijah Drum is truly blessed to be a part of an extraordinary theater family. He is thankful for all the opportunities that have been opened to him. Film: Diamond in the Rough (Canoe Boy 2). Stage: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), Madagascar (Kowalski), Seussical (JoJo), The Lion King (Ed).


Patrick Forbeck has been singing since second grade in various groups and musicals. He has had three seasons with Opera theater of the Rockies, four seasons with Sunrise players and this is his fourth season with Village Arts. He thanks his wife and daughter for all their support!

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