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 enthuastic and talented cast of perfomers.
Amanda Christine Kaplan
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.
After recently saying I DO to her Real Life Prince Charming she is spending her happily ever after with her Work Prince making every clients' event truly enchanting.
Headshot curtesy of Modern Age Photography
Dale is a real life Prince Charming. He holds a BA degree in Theatre from Ramapo College of New Jersey. Some of Dale’s favorite stage credits include The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric), Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), All Shook Up (Chad), West Side Story (Action), Grease (Danny), 110 in the Shade (Starbuck), to name a few. In 2017, Dale won the OnStage Theatre Award for “Outstanding Actor featured in a Musical” for his work as “Gaston” in Beauty and the Beast! Dale also serves as the creative consultant for Manda’s Enchanted Events! You can check out some of Dale’s work on YouTube!
Danielle met Amanda on stage while performing in college and is thrilled to be a part of her dream. She holds a BA in Communication Arts with a minor in Performing Arts and has performed in many shows through out the area. Danielle always longed to be a princess, spending just about every summer in her favorite place, Disney World. Amanda is making her dream come true and she can't wait to meet all you princes and princesses!
Shannon has always dreamed about being a Disney Princess and is so excited to be joining the cast at Manda’s Enchanted Events! Shannon holds a B.A. in Music and Music Management from Manhattanville College. She currently works for Leftfield Productions, Inc. and Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway as a Personal/Production Assistant. She’s also a private vocal coach and continues to perform as much as she can.When she's not working, Shannon likes to sing Disney songs into her hairbrush at the top of her lungs and can't wait to start singing with all of you!
Kim still can't believe Amanda has allowed her to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a princess! Kim is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Educational Theatre at City College, where she is also involved in various TYA productions and teaching artist opportunities. She holds a BA in English Education, and she teaches grammar and reading comprehension at an after school/ weekend program. Kim has performed in a handful of off-Broadway musicals with PiPE DREAM theatre, as well as many festivals, college, and community shows.
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!
Maddie is so thrilled to become a princess, which has been her dream since she was 2 years old and screaming "Part of Your World" in her living room (in full costume). Maddie is currently attending SUNY Cortland, studying theater. She first met Manda at just 5 years old when Manda was her counselor at theatre camp. The two quickly discovered their mutual love for Disney, and stayed in touch ever since. Maddie has done countless shows around the area including Cats, A Chorus Line, Hairspray, and Avenue Q. When she's not belting out show tunes on stage or watching Disney movies, you can find her driving around Rockland in her red Volkswagen Beetle jamming to 80's pop music. She can't wait to share the magic she loves so much with all of you!
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...."
Wesley Laga is very excited to join Manda's Enchanted Events! Wesley has been an actor and performer for 16 years. When he's not performing, you can find him DJing and teaching theatre in New York and NJ. Over the summer he runs the theatre program at Iroquois Springs Summer Camp. He looks forward to meeting you at one of Manda's Enchanted Events!
Nick was a founding member of the Rockland Theatre Company, a founding member of Little Radical Theatrics, and has been acting since High School. Nick has been the RTC Kids program Director, Technical Director, and acted as Co-Producer for over 12 productions and has acted in the company since its inaugural show in 2007. Nick served on the board for Little Radical Theatrics based in Yonkers for 3-4 years. He is also a member at Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack. Nick has earned a bachelor’s degree from Dominican College in Social Studies Education for Adolescents, and is working toward higher degrees. Nick has done work with many Theatrical Companies both Regional and Local. He has been seen on Dale Does, Informal Curtain Call, and also is the President of a local choir “The Hudsoneers”; Nick is also very involved at his church where he is the Youth Leader and Elder at Atonement Lutheran Church in Stony Point.
Special Event Performer
Claire is thrilled to be joining the cast of Manda’s Enchanted Events! Claire has been performing and dancing since the age of 5, and has been Disney-obsessed for even longer! When she’s not performing, Claire is a production assistant and a director of the 5-7 year old productions at the Helen Hayes Youth Theatre. She will be studying Arts Administration with a concentration in theatre at Wagner College in the fall, in hopes of one day owning her own youth theatre company.
Julia is thrilled to be joining the cast of Manda’s Enchanted Events. Julia absolutely adores musical theatre and grew up in a Disney loving household. She has performed in many shows with the Helen Hayes Youth Theatre including The Lion King (Scar), Mary Poppins (Ms. Andrew) and Legally Blonde (Margot) to name a few. She attends Tappan Zee High School and participates in the school shows there as well. Julia enjoys working with children and has volunteered for three summers at St. Catharine’s Vacation Bible School where she taught children 3-8 years old. When she’s not spending her time performing, you can find Julia rehearsing for her next audition to her puppy Lyla.
Lucy is thrilled to be working at Manda’s Enchanted Events! She has been acting, singing, and dancing since she was three years old. She regularly does shows at the Helen Hayes Youth Theatre, such as Mary Poppins, Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast. Lucy has been obsessed with Disney since she was born and is ecstatic to get to portray her childhood heroes.
Hannah is so excited to be joining the cast of Manda’s Enchanted Events! She loves singing, acting, and dancing and especially Disney! Hannah has been in multiple shows including Bye Bye Birdie, Bring It On, and Oklahoma where she played Ado Annie. Hannah enjoys working with children and has volunteered at Miss Allie’s Dance Connection summer camp where she worked with children 1-7 years old along with babysitting often. She has loved Disney since as long as she can remember and is thrilled to be apart of this magical journey!
Sophie has been performing since the moment she could sit up, she sings more than she actually speaks! After years of children’s theater playing the prince in musicals such as Snow White (Prince Charming...twice) and the lead role of Charlie in Willy Wonka, she can’t wait to have the opportunity to play the princess! Sophie attends Tappan Zee High School and participates in any theatre she can. She has worked with children’s theatre companies, summer camps and babysits often. She can’t wait to be part of Manda’s magical cast!
Mari is so honored and excited to join Manda's Enchanted Events. Mari loves all things Disney and never stopped playing dress up. She still sings and dances all over the house. She loves classic Disney the most, her favorite princesses are Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. Mari is a senior at Walter Panas High School and has been in many school and community theater productions (the most recent was the Helen Hayes Youth Theater's Advanced Summer Intensive production of Mamma Mia!). Some past shows include Tarzan, Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, and Shrek and she has taken voice and dance lessons. Mari plans to study musical theater in college. She has been a mother's helper and loves kids and animals.
Maggie is incredibly excited to be a part of the Manda’s Enchanted Events cast! Growing up, all Maggie ever did was watch Disney movies, dress up as her favorite characters and dream to one day be a princess herself. Now, those childhood dreams are coming true! She has been doing musical theater since she was 10 and can be seen in numerous shows at the Helen Hayes Youth Theater such as Zombie Prom, Mama Mia, 42nd Street, Heathers and more! She has much experience working with kids through theater and babysitting. She cant wait to bring her magic to everyone she can!
John is a senior at Suffern High School. He has starred in a variety of musicals and plays, including Seussical as Horton, Shrek Jr. as Lord Farquaad, Bye Bye Birdie as Albert Peterson, All Shook Up! as Dean Hyde, Crazy For You as Bobby Child, The Wedding Singer as George Stitzer, A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Puck, Fiddler on the Roof as Mendel, Sister Act as Sweaty Eddie, Molokov in Chess, The Phantom in Phantom, and Harry Bright in Mamma Mia! He performs and entertains to bring joy to others; it is truly his passion.