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.
Matthew couldn’t be more thrilled to perform SpongeBob the Musical to all you beautiful people! This is his 2nd musical at BHS and he can also be seen performing with the schools improv troop. He gives thanks to all the wonderful people who helped bring this show to life.
Ravyn is thrilled to be in her first musical at BHS. Although you may recognize Ravyn from past shows this year like Animal Farm and Nevermore, this is the first time she is in a musical. She is so excited and hopes you enjoy the show.
Gemma is a junior 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 Wizard of Oz (Wicked Witch) and Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins). She’s also studied at the Actors’ Training Center and Piven Theatre Workshop.
Abe is a junior and is super excited to be a part of this show! He has been in multiple productions during high school including Mamma Mia, Theory of Relativity, and Animal Farm. But this is his first show as a part of the pit orchestra! He hopes you really enjoy the super fun music and are filled with love for your friends and family because that’s something everyone needs right now 🙂
Ashlyn is a junior in high school and has fallen in love with theatre. This will be her 9th show at Batavia high school. She hopes everyone enjoys the show and wants to thank her family for the support through the years. hang 10 bros! Meow.
Chloe is so excited to be performing on the bfac stage again! She has been involved with the bhs drama program since freshman year, and can’t wait to bring live theater back to batavia. She hopes you come away from this show with a little more positivity in your life.
Clara is a junior at BHS and she’s so happy to be able to perform such a fun show with this amazing cast! So much love and hard work was put into this production and she hopes you enjoy the performance.
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.
Dominic Is a Batavia native, graduating from BHS in 1999, at which point he attended Illinois Wesleyan University, where he earned a BFA in Theatre Arts. Following a short stint as a freelance director, he settled in Quincy Illinois at Quincy Community Theatre and served as their Director of Student Theatre and Head of Education from 2003-2005 at which time he transitioned to the position of CEO and Managing Artistic Director from 2005 – January of 2011. Dominic has also been appointed and served a three-year term with the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and served as an adjunct professor of Theatre Arts and Acting with Hannibal-LaGrange University from 2008 to 2010. A Theatrical Dominic met his wife Miranda on stage in Grease and they have four children, Brayden, Delaney, Mirabella, and Bianca.
Directing Credits Include: The Sound of Music, Urinetown, The Producers, Little Shop of Horrors (twice), Miracle on 34th Street, Steel Magnolias, Jesus Christ Superstar, On Golden Pond, The Graduate, Chicago, Little Brother, Lucky Stiff, Forever Plaid, Footloose, The Importance of Being Earnest, All Shook Up, Jake’s Women, Everybody, Death of a Salesman, Lost in Yonkers, Shrek, Beauty and the Beast, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Dear Edwina, The Theory of Relativity, 9 to 5 The Musical, Arsenic and Old Lace, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Bridge to Terabithia, I Do! I Do! and many more. He is also the founding Director and coach for But Seriously, Folks… improv troupe founded in 2003.
Awards & Reccognition
* West Central Illinois 20 Under 40 recipient
* Individual Artist recipient for Wes Central Illinois?SouthEastern Iowa/North Eastern Missouri
* Arts Educator of the year – 2009
* Enid Ireland Award
* Batavia/Geneva/St. Charles 30 Under 30 recipient
* Batavia Hall of Honor