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With Strongsville High School’s spring musical just around the corner, The Lantern asked the main cast what their favorite part of being in Chicago: Teen Edition is. Their answers are as follows: 


  • Ellen McComb (Velma Kelly): “I love her attitude and it’s different than anything else I’ve played”
    • Last seen in Trap as Heche
    • Favorite Chicago song: My Own Best Friend
  • Lexi Weeden (Roxie Hart): “the glory and the wig”
    • Last seen in Trap as Angela
    • Favorite Chicago Song: My Own Best Friend
  • Uriah Williams (Billy Flynn): “I like the commanding presence that the character gives off”
    • Last seen in Shrek: The Musical as Papa Ogre/Pig #3
    • Favorite Chicago song: Funny Honey/We Both Reached For The Gun
  • Caden McGreal (Amos Hart): “I’m excited to get to do a relatable and famous character role and a solo”
    • Last seen in Trap as Marion Jay
    • Favorite Chicago song: We Both Reached for the Gun/Mr Cellophane
  • Julia Swiggett (Matron “Mama” Morton): “I like that I get to play a powerful and respected woman”
    • Last seen in Trap as 911 Operator
    • Favorite Chicago song: I Can’t Do It Alone
  • Sydney Range (Mary Sunshine): “I get to share such a fun musical with the audience.”
    • Last seen in Trap as Norma Pike
    • Favorite Chicago song: We Both Reached For The Gun/Nowadays
  • Mr. Jenkins (Director): “finding the right balance between the realistic and fantastical elements in the show. This show will have the audience questioning what is real and what is false. It also explores important themes relevant today such as the savage quest for fame/stardom, the thirst for greed, and dangers of manipulation.”
    • Last seen in Shrek: The Musical as Lord Farquaad
    • Favorite Chicago song: Mr. Cellophane/We Both Reached For The Gun

Chicago: Teen Edition will run from Thursday, March 21st to Saturday, March 23rd at 7pm. Consider going to show your support for the theatre department, as well as donating to their Krispy Kreme fundraiser until March 2nd

We’ll be sure to Razzle Dazzle you!

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