"I have to let you know that Bri was amazing! We are still sitting here talking about how fabulous she was! Her voice was amazing and we love how she stayed in character the whole time. I will definitely recommend your company to everyone I know and I look forward to using your company for future events that I have personally and for my company." Michael P.
Sara Bernstein (Owner and Queen) has been to countless birthday parties. Sara is a mom of two young boys and while attending a party in May 2013 with both of them, experienced a wonderful party. The aunt of the birthday girl wore a gown and called herself Princess Fluffernutter. There was tea, crown and sword decorating, dancing, princess training, and of course, face painting. Sara and her children had so much fun that she decided to begin this new adventure of Storybook Entertainment. In her previous profession, Sara worked in theater for youth and arts education for over 10 years serving as Arizona Theater Company's Education Manager. Sara is also an award winning director, earning two Arizoni awards for I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (2008) and Les Miserables School Edition (2012) and two additional nominations for other productions of Seussical Jr. and Sweeney Todd School Edition. In Chicago, Sara has directed youth theatre productions including Really Rosie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Sound of Music, and Flapper. As an actor, Sara has played Amy in Company, the Witch in Into the Woods, and Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof. Sara received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Musical Production and Direction from Northwestern University.
Kim is a native of the Chicago area but has lived in Arizona for a couple decades now . She performs here locally in the Phoenix-metro area as professional vocalist and has performed on valley stages in various musicals. Some of her favorite roles include "Babe Williams" in The Pajama Game, "Narrator" in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, "Doralee" in 9 to 5 The Musical, and "Marian Paroo" -The Music Man. Kim is also an aerial dance artist both on wires/harness and without- to include silks, trapeze, hoop/lyra, rope and hammock. She has been flying on Foy aerial rigging systems for more than 23 years. She also has trained with the Radio City Rockettes and is a Company Dance member of Az Dance Group under direction of Kenda Newbury. In her spare time she is also both an aerial and stage choreographer for Phoenix First productions for the past 2 decades for their annual Celebration of Christmas & Easter shows. When not performing she enjoys spending time with her family out in the great outdoors! She is delighted to be joining Storybook Entertainment!
Julia Christine has participated in theater and other performing arts for over 10 years. Most recently she has been cast is Desert Foothills Theatre's production of Hairspray and in many theatre productions at Cactus Shadows High School through the Shadow Box Players. Julia has been working with Storybook Entertainment for two years and loves every second of it. She loves the opportunities to grow as a performer and to make every child's dreams come true as she portray's several classic characters. She is so proud of her boss and her cast of characters for all they have accomplished over these 2 years and hopes for many more years ahead.
Carly Makani Copp is delighted to be included as princess royalty with Storybook Entertainment! She has performed in many productions across the Valley. Some of her favorite productions include A Chorus Line (Diana Morales - NYA Award), All Shook Up (Miss Sandra - AriZoni Award), Once on this Island (Asaka - AriZoni Award), and CATS (Rumpleteazer - NYA Award), all at Spotlight Youth Theatre. Other credits include Shrek (Dragon) and Legally Blonde (Serena) at The Herberger Center with Valley Youth Theatre. Additionally, she recently made her first professional debut in Peter Pan at Arizona Broadway Theatre. Currently, she is playing the role of Katen Te in the upcoming sci fi web series The Tempest. Carly Makani is represented by Deborah Maddox Agency.
Sedona Tracy began acting by doing shows at Arizona Broadway Theater at the age of 11, then found her home at Desert Foothills Theater where she has performed in many fabulous shows. She received a National Youth Arts award for her role of Tatinia in DFT's production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” & was also nominated for a prestigious AriZoni award for that same role. Sedona has also taught musical theater and acting classes for young students at DFT. "I love how I'm able to inspire the next generation of young actors & performers. To me, the joy that the arts can bring to a child's life is a beautiful thing to be a part of, & I'm so grateful to have a job where I can foster curiosity & creativity in children." Sedona thanks her friend, Michael Castro, for supporting her in all things theater, Sara Bernstein, for being the best boss & friend an entertainer could ask for, and her parents, for encouraging her to pursue anything her heart desires. Sedona is currently enrolled at Grand Canyon University where she is studying hard as a pre-med student.
Karylin Veres is a senior at Arizona State University studying Theatre and has performed in several plays and musicals. Recently, some of her favorites include Jester’s Cap (Binary Theater), A Day in Hollywood a Night in the Ukraine (ASU Lyric Opera Theater), and Monarch Ashes. She is a Tucson native and is new to the valley, but hopes to be involved with the many theater opportunities available in the Phoenix area. She is delighted and honored to be a Storybook Entertainment princess.
Frances Wycoff is 25 years old and has participated in theater and choir for years, focusing particularly on more classical/opera voice training. Throughout college, she performed in shows and recitals within the college programs of her vocal coach at Arizona Christian University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree from Arizona State University in Italian Language & Literature in 2013, and has since been working and dabbling in the arts. She has felt like a real-life princess all the time, being called Brave or Merida every time she goes out, so Princess parties simply felt like a wonderful calling to be relished personally and to be shared! She hopes to bring joy and authenticity to every encounter, whether it be as a performer or a person you meet in passing!
Katie Rodin is a 17 year old senior at Arcadia High School. She is so excited to be apart of the Storybook Family! She has been doing theatre since she was about 11 and has been singing for her entire life! Some of her roles include Cinderella in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Ursula in The Little Mermaid, Heather MacNamara in Heathers, and Cosette in Les Miserables.
Nicole Rowe is a Sophomore at Grand Canyon University studying Communications and Christian Studies. She has been performing for over 10 years. Some of her favorite productions she has been is are Eponine in Les Miserables (NYA Nomination), Alice in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Gabriella in High School Musical, Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka, and Brigitta Vontrap in The Sound of Music. God led her in a new direction in high school where she pursed missionary work with children in Africa, Dominican Republic, and Thailand/Cambodia. She is so excited to be apart of Storybook and she is not unfamiliar to the “Queen” lifestyle. She was Miss Phoenix 2016 for the Miss America Organization and is continuing to compete throughout college. She loves singing, dancing, acting, puppies, mac & cheese, and being apart of Storybook!
Isabelle Oboza is currently a sophomore psychology student attending Arizona State University. She couldn't be more ecstatic and thankful for the opportunity Storybook Entertainment has given her. Before moving to Tempe, Isabelle lived in the suburbs of the Windy City. A majority of her school days were spent singing in her school's many choirs; Her favorite being the Madrigal Ensemble! Every winter, the Madrigals would dress in elaborate Renaissance period attire and hold a dinner theater show filled with chamber music and Christmas Carols. When not competing with her choirs, Isabelle competed in several Solo Ensemble competitions, earning the highest divisions possible all four years. She also had the honor of receiving both the Director's Award and Outstanding Jazz Vocalist Award her senior year. When she isn't spreading magic at parties, you can find her dancing out in the social Latin scene, or as part of ASU's Devil Dance Sport club dancing ballroom!
Addison is 16 years old and is a Sophomore at Sandra Day O'Connor High School. She has performed in many musicals around the Valley including Valley Youth Theater's The Little Mermaid (Mersister) and Theater Work's Les Mis (Fantine). Addison is the recipient of the 2013 National Youth Arts (NYA) Junior Artist of the Year award, the 2016 NYA Artist of the Year award and was nominated in 2015 for an Arizoni Award for her role in 13 the Musical. She has always loved Disney and is overjoyed to be working with Storybook Entertainment. Addison loves children and feels so blessed to have the opportunity to create a little magic in a child's life!
Kayla Dobbs is a 16 year old Sophomore at Cactus Shadows High School. She is a member of the Improv troope at her school and has been involved in theatre since she was 7 years old. Some of her credits include The Little Mermaid-Ariel (NYA award), Wizard of Oz- Dorothy (NYA award), and Little Women-Jo. She loves Disney and anything to do with princesses! She is thrilled to be apart of Storybook Entertainment!
Greer Tornquist is 17 and a junior at Xavier College Prep. She has been doing theater since she was 7 years old. Some of Greer’s favorite roles include Hedy LaRue in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Heather Duke in Heathers, and Princess Winnifred in Once Upon A Mattress. Being apart of the Storybook family is a dream come true for Greer and she just loves making a child’s day special and magical!
Tara Prager is thrilled to be a part of Storybook Entertainment! Tara is currently a senior at Cactus Shadows High School. She has performed in shows across the Valley and at her school. Some of her most recent productions include Little Women (Jo) and Beauty and the Beast (Belle). Tara has been in theater since she was seven years old. Currently, Tara holds the positions of Drama Club president and Improv troupe captain at her high school. Being a princess has always been one of Tara's dreams, and working for Storybook lets that dream becoming a reality!
Mariah Larronde is a freshman at Arizona State University studying Entrepreneurship. She has participated in high school, community, and professional theatre since she was 8-years-old with roles in shows such as: Nellie in “South Pacific,” Annie in “Annie,” and Gretl in “The Sound of Music.” She is new to Storybook Entertainment, but is excited to start this new journey in her acting career. Mariah also enjoys playing the ukulele and playing with her two dogs Gizmo and Chimmi.
Kameron Moore is honored to be a part of the Storybook Entertainment cast. Kameron has been involved in the performing arts over the last ten years and greatly enjoys working with children. Some of his most recent performances include the role of Dean Hyde in Desert Foothills Theatre’s production of All Shook Up, Otto Frank in the Shadowbox Players’ production of The Diary of Anne Frank at, and Professor Bhaer in Little Women also with the Shadowbox Players. As a current student at Arizona State University, he is pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering, while maintaining his appreciation and participation in the arts through clubs and community organizations. Kameron is very grateful for the opportunity to spread his love for the arts and enrich the lives of others at Storybook Entertainment.
Anson Ronmey has been very active in the theatre community here in AZ since the age of 8. He enjoys becoming a different character, and watching it put smiles on people's faces. His ultimate goal is to be a working actor in film and on the stage.
Peter Magtibay is a current student at Arizona State University pursuing a degree in Medical Studies. Peter has been a long-time supporter of the arts and is ecstatic about the opportunity to join the Storybook Entertainment team. Having taught himself the guitar, he has a passion for music and performing. Peter also loves working with children and has volunteered at local elementary schools. Having always been a superhero at heart, he hopes that through Storybook he can bring joy to children and make their dreams come true.
Spencer Claus is a local actor and makeup artist currently attending BASIS Scottsdale as a junior. As an actor, Spencer has worked with multiple different companies in roles such as Link Larkin in Hairspray, Georg Zirschnitz in Spring Awakening, and Orin Scrivello on Little Shop of Horrors, among many others. As a makeup artist, Spencer works freelance with clients of all different ages, races, and genders and as a style consultant for theatre companies in the valley. Spencer looks to pursue a career in theatre education for youth actors; he has always felt passionate about working with kids and hopes to bring the joy of theatre to kids of all ages, emulating the work he has seen as a youth actor.
Disclaimer: We are pleased to provide princess and superhero entertainment! It is not our intention to violate copyright laws, so we attempt to make each character different from nationally known, copyrighted characters using uniquely designed gowns, tiaras, hairstyles, etc. Please note that Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, The Snow Queen, Rapunzel, and The Little Mermaid are folk tales that are centuries old. Any resemblance or reference to any nationally recognized copy written character is unintentional and coincidental.