Emily Grace Anton(Annie / Orphan) is super excited to be playing the role of Annie this summer. Other shows at Dream City Church include, Flounder in The Little Mermaid, and Joy in Celebration Of Christmas. Emily would like to thank the entire cast, crew, production team, artistic team and countless volunteers that make it all happen. Emily feels blessed to be a part of the magic. Break legs! @emilygraceanton
Angel Barnett(Mrs. Greer, Dance Ensemble) is excited to perform in another Dream City musical! She has been married for 25 years and has two daughters, one who is engaged, and another who is in college and shares the stage with her in Annie! Angel has been dancing for 15 years and has been involved in Celebration of Christmas and summer musicals at DCC, both on stage and backstage with hair and makeup. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Annalee Barnett (Dance Ensemble) is very excited about what Dream City is doing through the creative arts and she is happy to be a part of the show.
Isabella Barone (Duffy) is very excited to be in hear fist Dream City Church production. She previously appeared as Alice in ‘Alice in wonderland’ at Cocopah MS, Maria in “The Sound of Music”, and Henrietta in “Honk Jr”. She is passionate about singing and acting and her favorite song from the show is “You’re never fully dressed without a smile”. She would like to thank the Creative Arts team for the great production and she hopes you’ll enjoy the show.
Mackenzie Benso(Molly) is 9 years old and fell in love with musical theater last summer when she played the role of Banzai in Lion King, Kids. This is her first production with Dream City Church and she couldn’t be more thrilled to be playing her dream role as Molly! Mackenzie would like to thank her family and friends for their support and to Mark, Rachel, Dan, and Shayla for believing in her and for this amazing opportunity. It’s her goal to make you SMILE!
Ava Blackford (Orphan) Ava Blackford is 12 years old and was born in Michigan, but has been living in Phoenix, AZ since 2013. In those 5 years, she has been faithfully attending and serving at Dream City Church. She was exposed to theater through the church’s Celebration of Christmas experience, and is excited to be making her summer musical debut in this production.
Jonathan Perry Brown (Drake, Vocal Ensemble) is a valley performer who likes to act, sing, and move in a dance-like formation. This is his fifth Summer Musical with DCC, having been in “The Little Mermaid” (Grimsby), “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (Potiphar/Butler), “Mary Poppins” (Admiral Boom/Von Hussler), and “Seussical” (Mr. Mayor). JPB would like to thank Mark, Rachel, and Kathleen for continuing to trust him with being a part of bringing their beautiful visions to life one scene, note, and (sometimes) dance move at a time.
Gavin Bush (Dance Ensemble) is an upcoming senior at Scottsdale Christian Academy. Some of his past performances include Once on this Island (Ensemble), The Little Mermaid (Dance Ensemble), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Brother). Gavin is very excited to be a part of yet another Dream City production and would like to thank his cast and crew for being so wonderful to work with!
Shayla Marie Davies (Boylan Sister, Dance Ensemble) has been training and performing in the valley for over ten years, specializing in musical theater and contemporary styles of dance. She most recently worked at Walt Disney World, and has auditioned for Broadway shows like The Lion King and Aladdin. She currently choreographs and performs at Dream City Church, Bender Performing Arts, and she is a triple-threat actress/dancer/singer!
Sampson Doss (Sandy) is 3 years old and a standard Poodle. His favorite color is yellow and he loves a good snuggle. He loves meeting new people and spending time with the rest of his dog pack romping around in the backyard or going for a hike. Sampson is a loyal companion to his mom and dad, MelAnnie & Dylan Doss. He can often be found in his home enjoying the Discovery Channel or his favorite show Clifford the Big Red Dog.
Izzy Essler (Kate) will be starting her Freshman year at Thunderbird High School in the Fall. She has been very active in the Phoenix theater community, most recently performing in Pinnacle Creative Arts Production of “Singing in the Rain” as Zelda Zanders and as a member of the dance ensemble. She loves singing, ballet and has recently discovered a passion for tap dancing. This is Izzy’s first production with Dream City and she has enjoyed getting to know all of the wonderful cast and crew members.
Jessie Finch (Star-to-Be, Boylan Sister, Dance Ensemble) has been doing theater ever since she was 5 years old. She has been in two Dream City productions including “Mary Poppins” (Jane Banks) and “The Little Mermaid” (Mersister Adella). She is beyond excited to partake in another Dream City summer musical!
Madison Fulmer (Orphan) is 10 years old and is ecstatic to be making her debut as an orphan with Dream City Church! Madison has done different genres of dance, been a part of a show-choir group since she was 5 years old, can play 3 instruments and enjoys the game of soccer! She is excited for the fall where she will attend CYT theater to pursue more of her acting and singing career. Madison would like to thank her parents for supporting and encouraging her to do what she loves. She gives a special thank you to Dan and Mark for seeing her passion and allowing her this amazing opportunity. Finally, she would like to thank GOD for the talents that allow her to bring joy to others.
Kiley GilBride (Vocal Ensemble) is excited to be in her third Dream City Church performance, having previously performed in Mary Poppins and Celebration of Christmas, and in Shrek the Musical at Sunnyslope High School this past spring. Kiley has been training at Dearing Acting Studio for years and is a current member of the Chaos Comedy Mainstage Improv Troupe. She would like to thank the cast and crew for making the show memorable, and her family for the unconditional love and support. Instagram: @kileygilbride
Jessica Graham (Grace) is so excited to perform for the first time on the stage that she grew up watching Pastor Tommy Barnett every Sunday. Some favorite roles include Charity (Sweet Charity), Sally (Cabaret), Sally (Charlie Brown) and national commercials includingGoDaddy.com, Subway, Dodge Ram and Carlton Dry (Australia) with Steven Seagal. She sends endless love and kisses to hubby Brent and little bubs, Trexton.