Crazy For You Bios

Claire Edmonds


Claire Edmonds is a freelance director. After Crazy for You, she will Assistant Direct at The Public Theater in New YHork for Tony nominee Saheem Ali, on the NY premiere of Good Bones by Pulitzer Prize winner James Ijames. Claire hails from Atascadero, CA. Huge love to the SLO REP family for having her in her SLO directing debut. UCLA TFT, MFA in Directing. UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, BA Drama, Honors in Directing. @claireinyourcoffee.

Danielle McNamara

Music Director

Danielle McNamara is a professional musician and co-owner of Lyrics and Melodies Studio with her wife, Lacey. Past Music Directing credits for ACT include, The Jungle Book, Mary Poppins, and Honk Jr.. Past performance credits at SLO REP include My Way, Some Enchanted Evening and A Chorus Line. Danielle has appeared locally in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Rocky Horror Show Live. She belongs to NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and ASCAP (American Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers), and is a registered Music Together® teacher and Center Director for Mini Melodies. Danielle earned her BA in Theatre Arts with a minor in music from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. Thank you to the cast and crew for making this a wonderful experience. A big thank you always to Lacey for being so supportive, I love you!

Natalie Mara


Natalie Mara is thrilled to be working on this production of Crazy for You! Most recently she choreographed SLO REP’s Mainstage production of 9 to 5-The Musical. Natalie is a 2016 PCPA graduate and has been performing professionally and choreographing for children, high school and regional productions for the last 10 years. Natalie has also had the opportunity to assist choreographers like Lee Martino, Michael Jenkinson, Carolanne Marano and Katie Fuchs Wackowski. Some past SLO REP acting credits include. Alicia (The Thanksgiving Play), Allison (Beehive-The 60’s Musical), Sister Mary Leo (Nunsense), and Missy (The Marvelous Wonderettes).

Bekah Badger

Stage Manager

Bekah Badger is thrilled to be working alongside the amazing SLO REP crew as a stage manager for the first time ever! Though she has never been involved in a show before, Bekah has adored theater for as long as she can remember. She would like to thank the Crazy For You cast members for being such a joy to work with, but specifically her sister, Sadie. Thanks for welcoming me into a part of your world, Sades.

Cheryl Nacario

Costume Designer

Cheryl is a Costume Designer and hair/makeup artist based on the Central Coast. She has previously designed ACT’s A Wrinkle in Time, Honk! Jr., and Suite Surrender. While her early career was as a ballroom dancer/instructor and children’s portrait photographer, she currently works as a costume designer based in Santa Barbara and has also ventured to Paris and New York to explore her strength as a hair & makeup artist.

Lester Wilson

Backstage Manager

Lester received his B.A. in Theatre Arts & English at Cal Poly and has performed, designed, and directed at Central Coast and L.A. theatre companies. Some of his favorite roles include Guys & Dolls (Nicely Johnson), The Jungle Book (Baloo), You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown), and Aladdin (The Genie). He’s worked with Improv groups The Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade, & iO West. He is also a teacher with ACT, a director at AGHS Theatre Company, and Improv Coach for AGHS’s award winning Improv Team: Grin & Bare It. He enjoys all aspects of theatre and loves helping students develop and hone their skills while broadening their horizons as people and artists, it’s the power of theatre. The world’s a stage, enjoy it!

Aubree Duke


Aubree (Billy) is so happy to be back on the SLO REP stage! Her most recent roles include Mama Ogre and the Wicked Witch in Shrek Jr. She also loved playing the role of Dot last summer in Honk! Jr. Aubree is so thankful for all the support from everyone at SLO REP and she hopes you enjoy the show!

Aurora Lester-Cook


Aurora Lester-Cook (Pete) is a budding actress. She loves theater, and has participated in several shows through both her school and SLO REP. Some of her favorite roles to play have been Helen Weathers (A Christmas Story), Eric the Little Kid (Matilda the Musical Jr), and the Grinch (How the Grinch Stole Christmas).

Charlie Biggers


Charlie Biggers (Moose) is so excited to be a part of Crazy For You! He recently played Gingy in Shrek Jr. with ACT. Charlie is 14 and going into his freshman year. He is looking forward to doing theater at SLO High. He would like to thank his amazing family for their never-ending support. In his free time, Charlie likes to read, program, and spend time with his family. Enjoy the show!

Cielo Olsen


Cielo Olsen (Vera) fell in love with theater after watching The Wizard of Oz at SLO High School. She joined ACT in 2022. Favorite roles include Robin (Nerdy Birdy), Mowgli (The Jungle Book), and Bull Frog (Honk Jr). Cielo dances at the Academy of Dance and has performed in Drew Silvaggio’s The Nutcracker. When Cielo is not performing or dancing, you will find her training for her 4-H Public Speaking and Poultry competitions. Thank you to SLO REP for the opportunity to work with a wonderful cast and crew. A heartfelt thank you to my family and friends for your support.

Clara Walters

Irene Roth

Clara Walters (Irene Roth) is so excited to be in her second show at SLO REP, the first being Suite Surrender (Claudia Mcfadden). She has also taken part in theatre at SLOCA, where she played the Lady in Waiting (The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood), and recently was part of the ensemble in Hello Shakespeare. Clara also enjoys reading, making art, playing volleyball, listening to Taylor Swift, and spending time with her friends and family. Thank you for coming, and enjoy the show!

Emmett St. James


Emmett St. James (Lank) is a rising 8th grader at Laguna Middle School. He has been seen on stage at SLO REP’s ACT classes and on the main stage as the Turkey in Honk Jr. When he’s not acting, he loves riding his bike, playing VR and hanging out with his many animals.

Greenlee Anderson


Greenlee Anderson (Mitzi) is thrilled to be in Crazy for You with ACT at SLO REP. Her previous roles on the SLO REP stage include The Cat in Honk! Jr., and Dora Del Rio in Suite Surrender. Greenlee also played Theodora in the Laguna Middle School production of The Snake in the Grass. Greenlee wants to thank her family for their support.

Gwyneth Lincoln

Polly Baker

Gwyneth (Polly Baker) is thrilled to be acting in her first lead role, and has enjoyed every minute of her time on the SLO REP stage. Her previous credits with ACT include Murphy (Suite Surrender), and Captain Greylag (Honk! Jr.), and she is very grateful to everyone who has supported her throughout her acting journey!

Hannah Murphy


Hannah Murphy (Margie) has been involved in theatre since she was young and has always loved singing and acting. Previous SLO REP shows include The Little Mermaid Jr. (Ensemble), Honk! Jr. (Penny, Ensemble), and is currently in the production of SIX Teen Edition (Jane Seymour and Catherine Parr Swing) at the Central Coast Theatre Company. In her free time, Hannah loves to sing, act, play games, and hang out with friends. Hannah is thrilled to be a part of Crazy For You and would like to thank her friends, family, and the people who helped make this happen. Enjoy the show!

Jude Biggers

Eugene Fodor, Cowboy

Jude Biggers (Eugene Fodor) is 16, and is going into his Junior year at SLOHS. You may have seen him as Ralphie in A Christmas Story in 2022 and 2023. He is the vice president of the SLOHS Theater Club, and some of his favorite shows with SLO High have been The Little Mermaid (Flounder), Noises Off (Frederick), and The Great Gatsby (Mr. Mckee/Ensemble), among many others. Enjoy the show!

Juliet Reagle


Juliet Reagle (Susie) has loved theater and performing on stage ever since her first ACT/SLO REP performance as Donkey in Shrek Jr. She has done several camps through ACT as well as school plays. She would like to thank her family, friends, and dance teachers for their support. She would also like to thank Taylor Swift.

Lucy Beck


Lucy Beck (Patsy) is so excited to be a part of her second show with ACT and her third show with SLO REP. She was previously seen in SLO REP’s A Christmas Story (Esther Jane) and Honk! Jr. (Maureen), and SLOHS Theatre Company’s The Little Mermaid (Aquata), Noises Off (Brooke Understudy), and The Great Gatsby (Ensemble). Thanks to her family and friends for their support!

Marco Petterson

Bobby Child

Marco Petterson (Bobby Child) wandered into theatre for the first time just eight months ago, and this is his first performance with SLO REP. Past roles include Tim Allgood (Noises Off), and Prince Eric (The Little Mermaid), his first musical. Marco is an avid musician who is thrilled to sing and dance to such iconic Gershwin works. He would like to thank Cee Cee and Sadie (Tess) for helping with dance, and hopes you all enjoy the show!

Mika Pirozzi

Patricia Fodor, Cowboy

Mika Pirozzi (Patricia Fodor, Cowboy) has been involved with theatre for two years now. Some of her favorite roles have been Ensemble (Beauty and the Beast) and Ursula (The Little Mermaid). She thanks all the cast members and directors of Crazy For You who have helped the show come to life!

Natalie Getten


Natalie Getten (Mingo) started taking theater classes at SLO REP at age 6 and later began privately studying piano and singing. She has performed in productions of Honk Jr! and The Little Mermaid, and is now excited to be part of Crazy for You.

Quinn Thurman

Lottie Child, Cowboy

Quinn Thurman (Lottie Child) is excited to perform in her first show with SLO REP. Her favorite past roles are Katherine (Newsies), Madame De La Grande Bouche (Beauty and the Beast), and Andrina (The Little Mermaid). She’d like to thank her family for their endless love and her friends for keeping her relatively sane during tech week.

Sadie Badger


Sadie Badger (Tess) is excited to be performing at SLO REP again! Over the past couple years, Sadie has been involved in A Wrinkle in Time (Mother, The Happy Medium), Honk Jr. (Drake), and Suite Surrender (Otis). She’s also acted in Annie Jr. (Annie) as well as The Little Mermaid (Ariel) at SLOHS. Sadie would like to thank her family for listening all her late night tap dancing in preparation for this show.

Samantha Lujano


Samantha Lujano (Sam) is 11 years old and has loved theatre since she was very little. She’s been in several plays, but this is her first production with SLO REP. Her favorite roles in the past were Evil Queen (Snow White) and Dorthy (The Wizard of OZ). She is passionate about theatre and is very excited to be a part of this amazing production.

Scout Robles


Scout Robles (Wyatt) is thrilled to be in her first production with SLO REP! She has also been a part of Laguna Middle School’s production of The Snake in the Grass. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, drawing and spending quality time with friends. She is excited to be a part of Crazy for You this summer! Enjoy the show!

Simone Alcorn


Simone Alcorn (Betsy) is so excited to be back for her second show at SLO REP. She was last seen in A Snake in the Grass (Whitney) at Laguna Middle School, and before that in Honk! Jr. (Grace) with SLO REP. In her free time, Simone enjoys dancing with CORE dance and singing with the Laguna Middle School Choir. She is thrilled to sing and dance with the amazing Crazy For You cast and crew. Simone would like to thank her friends and family for all of their support. She hopes the audience enjoys the show!

Tyler Hagobian

Bela Zangler

Tyler Hagobian (Bela Zangler) is excited to be acting in his third show! He was previously in The Little Mermaid and The Great Gatsby at SLOHS theater company. He is super excited for everyone to see this show and would love to thank the cast and crew and his family for supporting him!