In September of 1847, Edgar Allan Poe is reported to have boarded a steamer in Baltimore Harbor for an overnight voyage to New York City. He never arrived. Five days later, Poe was found delirious on a Baltimore street and died soon thereafter. What transpired over those five missing days has remained forever a mystery… until now. This imaginative play, utilizing the macabre stories and poems of one of America’s most celebrated writers, ponders what might have happened to him on the dreary nightmare voyage at the end of his life. Filled with masterful illusions and disappearances. Nevermore! keeps audiences on the edge of their seats from the first curtain to the final denouement.

Cast

Cast

Cast

Luke is a freshman this year and can’t wait to perform in his first ever play. He would like to thank everyone who helped put this show together and made it become reality. He hopes you enjoy the show!

Cast

Cast

Julia is very excited to be a part of this wonderful production of 42nd Street! This is her third production at BHS, and her second production acting. She is very grateful for the wonderful cast, crew, directors, and parent volunteers and would like to congratulate everybody on a job well done!

Cast

Cast

This is the fourth production Sophia has been a part of at BHS and first one this year as a sophomore. She has had a lot of fun working on this show and can’t wait for all of you to see it.

Cast

Cast

Gemma, a senior, was previously in shows such as I Remember Mama (Christine), Theory of Relativity (Julie), and Animal Farm (Napoleon) at the high school, as well as the play Columbinus (Rebel) at the Albright Theatre. She also studied at Actors Training Center in Wilmette and Piven Theatre Workshop in Evanston.

Cast

Cast

Jayden, a Sophomore, is excited to be in his 4th show at BHS(Animal Farm, Nevermore, Spongebob, and 42nd Street). Even if he’s just a guy who walks across the stage with a rope, he says, “It’s still a great experience, with lots of friends. Enjoy the show!”

 

Cast

Cast

Ashlyn is a senior at BHS and is so excited to be in this years production of 42nd street! She is so proud of all the work her and her costars have put into this show and hopes you enjoy it! She would like to thank her family for always supporting her, even as she enters college to major in theater.

 

Cast

Cast

Kayla, a senior, is so excited to share this underwater spectacular with you as the cast dives deep into the meanings of friendship and perseverance. This is Kayla’s 7th and final show at Batavia High School and she couldn’t be happier to end it off with a bang. She hopes you enjoy the show as much as she does!

Crew

Crew

Ronni is a Senior here at BHS and is so excited to be apart 42nd street. This is Ronni’s second year doing crew but has been in many other performances on the stage as well. Enjoy the show!

Cast

Cast

Sarah Katz is a sophomore at Batavia High School. She has been in a few shows there, including Animal Farm, Nevermore, and was in tech for SpongeBob. She is very happy to be in 42nd Street, and she hopes you enjoy the hard work everyone has put into the show.

Cast

Cast

Mackenzie is a sophomore. She has done four shows with BHS. She is very excited to be in this show and hopes you enjoy it.

This is Desert’s 12th and final show here at the BFAC. It’s been one crazy journey these past 4 years but he’s glad to be ending it off playing his personal idol Squidward. He hopes that you will be blown away by this spectacle of a show.

Cast

Cast

Mitch is in his sophomore year at Batavia High School and has done several plays and a musical.  This is Mitch’s 2nd musical. Mitch is super excited for being able to participate in the theater program and having the opportunity to get more experience with acting. He really hopes that you enjoy the show!

Cast

Cast

Chloe is thrilled to be a part of her 10th BHS show, 42nd street! She is honored to be this cast’s dance captain and help her cast mates master tap. She is so very proud of how they’ve stepped up to the plate. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Cast

Cast

Clara Patterson is a senior and 42nd Street is her fourth and final musical performance at BHS! Clara is incredibly proud of all the hard work this cast and crew put in to make this show amazing, and hopes you enjoy the performance.

Cast

Cast

Drew is very excited to play Julian Marsh in this years musical. He has been acting since age 6 and this is his 4th show at the BFAC. He would like to thank the cast, crew, and directors for all their hard work and dedication.
Cast

Cast

T.J. is a senior at BHS, and this is his 8th production in the drama program here. He is so excited for you to experience this wonderful show, and would like to thank everyone involved.

Cast

Cast

This is Kate’s fourth show and second musical at BHS. She is so excited for everyone to see 42nd street and would like to thank everyone who worked so hard for it to be possible. Enjoy the show!

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

This is Madeline’s second show assistant directing and she couldn’t be more excited. Seeing each cast member grow and shine in their own way is so exciting. She cannot wait for everyone to enjoy the magic that is 42nd street.

Cast

Cast

Ravyn is so excited to be in 42nd Street! This is only her second musical at the high school after doing Spongebob last year. Learning tap for 42nd Street has definitely been a challenge but she loved doing it and performing in this show.

Stage Manager

Stage Manager

Gabrielle is a senior at Batavia High School and this is her 8th show overall and her second one as Stage Manager. She wants to thank everyone involved in the production and hopes the audience enjoys Nevermore!

Stage Manager

Stage Manager

Hello! Ben is a junior at Batavia High School and this is their first time stage managing a show at Batavia. They’ve assistant stage managed two previous shows and been in crew prior. They hope you enjoy the show!

Assistant Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

This is Ryan’s 4 show at the BFAC. He enjoys all his work backstage and helping stage manage this wonderful show! He is so thankful for all of the effort and long hours of everyone who has made this production possible. He hopes you fall in love with 42nd Street!

 

Crew

Crew

Tim is a senior at BHS and this is his final show. Having an extensive background in theater, he is over thrilled to be on the crew for BHS for the first time. Hesitant about SpongeBob at first, he is so glad he did this technical marvel of a show and is ecstatic about how amazing it has turned out.

Cast

Cast

This is Matthew Harmon’s 8th theatrical performance and his 2nd at BHS. He has performed past roles such as Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical, John Northbrook in Mary Poppins, and Young Scrooge in a Christmas Carol. He is super excited for Spongebob and hopes that you enjoy the show!

Cast

Cast

Charlie Liska is a freshmen at BHS. They recently moved here from Montgomery, Illinois. Charlie loves to write, read, and act. They were in the play, Nevermore. This is their second production at BHS.

Artistic Team

This is Zoe’s 12th and final show at BHS. She is so excited that the audiences gets to experience this one of a kind performance in person. With things finally feeling as close to normal as they can, she hopes that everyone has as much fun watching the show as she did during this process.

Play Director

Play Director

Joshua Casburn is honored to be the director of such an amazing cast. Joshua attended Wheaton College and earned a BA in Communications: Theater, and a BA in English. At Wheaton, he was proud to be part of the“Workout” theatre troupe, as it had a profound influence on him artistically. After college, he and other “Workout” alums developed their own theater, Spendrift Theater Company, based out of Glen Ellyn, IL. Mr. Casburn has directed many plays at BHS. Some of his recent directing credits at BHS include productions of Animal Farm, I Remember Mama and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Mr. Casburn also has experience producing films. He won “Best Picture” and “Best Screenplay” at the Wheaton College Class Film Festival. He spent some time in Hollywood at the Act One Screenwriting program and has also studied screenwriting in Chicago. He also has a Masters of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University, and teaches Creative Writing, Theater Arts, and Film as Literature at BHS. His teaching and artistic endeavors are extensions of his most important, most fulfilling job: being a husband to his AMAZING wife Heidi, and a father to four wonderful kids: Hailey, Logan, Elise, and Brendan. “I’m so proud and blessed to have worked with all of these talented young students.”

Joseph Andersen

Joseph Andersen

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