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Meet The Cast

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Amanda Kaplan

Owner

Who doesn't want to be a princess when they grow up? That's been Manda's dream since she fell in love with a book loving beauty in 1991. While falling in love with the theater, she began to dream of a job where she could combine her love of performing with her dream of being a princess. It took a guitar playing Roustabout, an  adventure seeking blondie, and a misunderstood bad guy for her to live her dream!

(There might have been some help from a popular Snow Queen too.)  

 

Manda and Dale became friends while starring in All Shook Up. After a summer vacation down south, they were  inspired to make their own magic. Business Owner was never a role Manda would consider herself cast as, but she found that playing the part would be the only way to make her dream come true! 

 

Manda's many adventures have earned her an associates in performing arts and a bachelors in psychology. She spent many of her summers attending acting camp and later on teaching the youngest group of that same camp. She's also helped out and held classes at Stage Left Children's Theater.

 

Manda's newest role has been Mom to two little princesses! Finding and creating magic has been a passion of hers for so long and being able to share that with her family has been a dream come true!

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All of our performers have a background in theater and have worked with children. We love doing parties just as much as the kids love having us there! Read below and learn more about our enthusiastic and multitalented talented cast. 

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Dale O'Dell

Creative Consultant

You can say Dale is one of the creative forces behind Manda's Enchanted Events. Since the beginning, Dale has been friends with many beloved heroes, princes, & everyone’s favorite elf.  

 

In 2020 Dale moved to a far away kingdom, but don’t worry. Dale still helps our creative team. He wants to you remember that it all started with a Roustabout.

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Claire Zito

Operational Administrator
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Performer

Claire is a proud member of the Manda's Enchanted Events family! Claire graduated from Wagner College in 2022. When not in costume, Claire is an elementary school teacher in Washington Heights. Having performed since the age of 5, Claire has been seen in several Helen Hayes Youth Theatre, New Generation Theatre, Coupe Theatre Studio and Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble Performances. Claire has studied dance at Coupe Theatre Studio and Joffrey Ballet School, and voice with Celeste Simone. She has also worked previously at Helen Hayes Youth Theatre as a production assistant, stage manager, director and choreographer. Claire is thrilled to make magic for young children, the same way Disney has for her!

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Mathew Gill Clark

Performer

Matthew is thrilled to be back working at Manda's Enchanted Events. His passion to transform into his favorite characters has been a part of his life since he was thirteen. He is currently working towards bringing his passion for theater to others by becoming a teacher. He has been both on and behind the stage whether it's acting, singing, directing or designing, he loves theater. Even though his last name is Clark, he can't wait to become more characters than just Superman!

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Ashley Spinella

Makeup Specialist
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Performer

 Ashley is a proud member of our cast and is thrilled to be apart of the magic here every day at Manda's Enchanted Events! Ashley has been a dancer since before she can remember and has been a choreographer since the age of 8 choreographing and teaching dance at multiple locations in Rockland County and Yonkers, NY. She is a classical singer but loves to bust out her inner Aretha every now and then! Ashley is also a loving (& gifted) teacher.  She brings her knowledge and background in voice, dance, and theater into her classroom every day to enhance the learning process and make education more fun and relatable to her students. Do what you love. Love what you do. Special shout out to  Mrs. B for her continued love, support, guidance, and just for always being there no matter what. "I love you. Heart to heart. Same sky overhead. And chocolate dreams...." 

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Jane Greenway

Performer

Jane is thrilled to be joining the cast of Manda's Enchanted Events, for the longest time Jane has been in love with princesses and   preforming. She is a student at Tappan Zee High School and frequently preforms in the plays and musicals as well as the choir. Jane also has been in various productions at Stage Left Children’s Theater. Janes most favorite shows she’s appeared in at school and with Stage Left are Cinderella, Spamalot, Clue, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, and The Little Mermaid. Jane studies Voice with Michelle Dawson as well as dance with Coupe. She is so excited to create magic!

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Andrew Marcinack

Performer

Andrew is super thrilled to be joining the cast of Manda’s Enchanted Events! For as long as he could remember, Andrew has always wanted to be a superhero, specifically a Power Ranger (Manda, wink wink). He has a strong theatre background, having been performing for the last twelve years. Despite being an Orange County native, Andrew has been seen in productions across all of Rockland County. Andrew holds an associates degree in performing arts with a concentration in theatre. He can’t wait to see you all at your events!

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Jaylyn Castro

Performer

Jaylyn is overjoyed to be apart of Manda’s Enchanted Events especially when Rapunzel and Flynn preformed at her 7 th birthday creating a most magical birthday experience a little girl dreams of! Jaylyn started her sophomore year in her high schools drama society and never looked back for she loves to sing, dance and act to give joy to the people watching just as doing it gives her!  In her free time, Jaylyn is always convincing her family for once again another trip to Disney! 

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Nicholas Culver

Special Event Performer

Nick met Amanda through friends, but their love for Disney and Princesses made them fast cohorts! She wanted to be one He just wanted a tiara! Nick was a founding member of the Rockland Theatre Company and has been acting in various forms since High School. Nick has been Program Director, Technical Director, and Producer for over 20 productions in NY and NJ. Earning a bachelor’s degree from Dominican College in Social Studies Education for Adolescents, he has made teaching theater a favorite of his. He has done work with many Theatrical Companies both Regional and Local in NJ & NY. He has been seen on Dale Does & Informal Curtain Call. Living in Jersey he is fully entrenched in the Community Theater Scene even winning an award as supporting actor for his performance in Urinetown the musical at Old Library Theater in Fair Lawn.

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