Founder of Castle On A Cloud Entertainment
Favorite Character - The Little Mermaid and Woman of Wonder
Credits: National Tour of A Chorus Line (Vicky u/s Cassie, Val, Bebe, Kristine), National Tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Punky/Reno - Grand Ole Opry), Disney Dream (Swing - Disney Cruise Lines), Shrek the Musical (Mama Bear, 3 Blind Mice, u/s Fiona) - Beck Center for the Arts, A Chorus Line (Val) at Summer Repertory Theater, Oklahoma (Ado Annie) at Belmont University.
She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Belmont University. Currently, she is a founding instructor for One Firelight, and a film actress in NYC, Vancouver, and the Ohio area. She created the company in 2011 to inspire kids in the area that they can all dream big and do anything their hearts and dreams desire. She founded the company on the values of "Be Kind, Have Courage, and Be Yourself" to encourage every child that they have everything within them to achieve their dreams and make the world a more beautiful place.
Favorite Character: Hard to choose, but Rapunzel!
Chloe Downey is a sophomore BFA in Musical Theatre major at Youngstown State University with a plan to also minor in Creative Writing and Music. At YSU, she has had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of some truly fantastic productions. Her credits include The Music Man in Concert (Amaryllis/ Ensemble), Little Shop of Horrors (run crew), and An Evening of Ten-Minute Plays 2021 (Headspace; Glasstown). Also at YSU, she had the great opportunity to be a part of the Dana Chorale in which they got to perform this summer at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Chloe went to Crestview High School in her hometown of New Waterford, OH. At Crestview, she greatly enjoyed being a part of the Drama Club starting in 5th grade in which she performed in multiple plays through middle school and high school as well as musicals. Some of her credits from Crestview include, Mamma Mia (Rosie Mulligan), Hunchback of Notre Dame (Florika/ Madam/ Dragon Gargoyle), Clue (Mrs. Peacock), Sister Act (Sister Mary Lazarus), and Beauty and the Beast (Sausage Curl Girl/ Ensemble). Chloe was also very thankful to have had the opportunity to travel to Utah to act as an extra on the set of the sitcom Freelancers by J.K. Studios. Chloe has truly loved being a part of these productions and more, and is excited to continue her theatrical journey.
Her favorite character, or at least one of her favorites since it is so hard to just choose one, would have to be Rapunzel. Rapunzel is such a free spirited, kind-hearted, adventurous, and hard-working dreamer. Just like Rapunzel, she hopes to achieve her greatest dreams through hard work and determination. She hopes one day she will be able to teach students of her own the wonderful art of theatre, she hopes to write a musical that brings more awareness and support to mental health disorders, she hopes to always continue performing no matter where that may be, and she hopes to make the world a better place through volunteering, kindness, and the wonderful power of the arts. Chloe is very thankful to be a part of Castle on a Cloud Entainment where she hopes to inspire kids and adults of all ages and backgrounds to follow their hearts and never stop dreaming big!
Favorite Characters: Beauty Princess, Sleeping Beauty, Joker Princess
Cara graduated from The Institute for American Musical Theatre in New York City. Along with performing, she loves eating, sleeping, cosmetology, Disney movies, watching Netflix, being with loved ones, and listening to all kinds of music.
Some of her favorite performances have been Beauty and the Beast (Belle) at Crown Theater, The Little Mermaid (Ariel) at Kent Trumbull Theater, Carrie (Chris Hargensen) at the DeYor, Heathers (Reblicanette/Heather Chandler u/s) at Akron Civic Theater, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To the Forum (Geminae) at Youngstown Playhouse, and more.
Favorite Character: When it comes to my favorite character to play, I have a tie! I can't choose between Belle and Ariel. With Belle, I of course love the dress! But I also love how she interacts with people and her love for learning. She is brave but kind and will always fiercely be herself! With Ariel, she has always been a dream role of mine. Her curiosity and bubbliness (no pun intended) make her the sweetest girl to play! I love running around with the kids as her because just like them, Ariel is learning about the world too!
Hi there, I'm Allyson! I'm from a small town called Sharpsville in Pa, I'm 20, and I've been doing musical theater for most of my life.
I've been doing events with Castle on a Cloud since 2019 and I have loved every second of it. It was actually hard to pick a favorite character to be (obviously since I turned it into a tie) because I have loved every character I have been honored with playing. When I was a kid, I would be asked what I wanted to be when I grew up and I am not joking, I told everyone that all I wanted was to be a princess. The fact that now it's my job makes me the happiest a girl could be!
Favorite Character: Esmerelda, Belle
Credits: Lohgan Talbert is a freshman at the Seminole State University, studying musical theatre and entertainment management. She has grown up with Castle making this her fifth year with the company. Lohgan is a performer for many theatres around the area, and loves to be on stage. In 2019 Lohgan was the recipient of the Broadway World Best Actress Award. Outside of the arts, Lohgan is a full time waitress and is involved with the community outreach programs for the fight against drug addictions in families in Ohio.
Manager & Performer
Favorite Character - Polynesian Princess & Encanto Princess
Credits: Cheyenne holds a degree where she obtained a minor in Theatre. She has been seen in the area as the lead for multiple productions in community theatre for 16 years. She works in the Education Department of the Family Recovery center, and teaches music to CCD kids as well as assists with music therapy programs. She enjoys ballroom and swing dance, all things music related, reading and writing.
Hannah rae Backus
Favorite Character: Rapunzel
Favorite Theater Credits: Heathers: The Musical (Veronica Sawyer), Alice i’m Alive in Wonderland, High School Musica (Sharpay) , & The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Stage Choir).
Hannah has also been featured in the American Idol Experience & Candlelight processional in Walt Disney World, & was a preliminary Semifinalist for The Voice.
In her free time she enjoys playing guitar, watching Disney movies, playing with her kitties (Bowie & Coraline) & performing in local theatre productions.
Favorite Character: My favorite character to play is Cinderella! Her demeanor is so sweet and gentle, and kids are always entranced by a princess in a big ballgown. I think her message speaks to everyone, and could change the world if more people listened; “Have courage, and be kind”.
Karalynn Cook is from Austintown, OH. She sang with her high school choir, The Pitt Vipers jazz band, and occasionally sings with Adam’s Aces jazz band in Pittsburgh. She is a vintage swing dance instructor and regularly dances at Salsa Europa in Cleveland. She has acted for several short films and music videos for Appleridge Productions and you can also see her in a UPMC commercial. She loves board games, attending Renaissance Festivals, and playing D&D with her friends.
Favorite Character: I love acting as our Spider Hero, as growing up he's been an inspiration to me. I would like to pass down that inspiration to as many kids as I can!
Credits: Hi! I'm Liam Chute from Sharpsville Pennsylvania. I've been in several shows, including Chicago, Arsenic and Old Lace, Anything Goes, and Mean Girls, which was a production put on by Peacock Players, a theater group that teaches young kids how to audition and act on stage.
I love playing as other people, and getting to do that as a job is the best feeling in the world. I love acting as our Spider Hero, as growing up he's been an inspiration to me. I would like to pass down that inspiration to as many kids as I can!