Big Fish

Join the Palmerton Drama Club for their production of Big Fish!

When Edward Bloom becomes ill, his son, William, comes a long way to be with him. Williams relationship with his father is very worn as he always told exaggerated stories about his life, none of which William ever believed. But when William, who is a journalist, begins to investigate his fathers tales, finally understands his father and his love for storytelling.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Available online or at the door. Online tickets available now.

Performances are held in the High School Auditorium on April 16th, 17th, and 18th at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM.

Flowers, Candy-Grams, and Show Posters will be available in the lobby prior to all performances courtesy of the Palmerton Drama Parents Club.

Snacks and light refreshments can also be purchased prior to the show at the School Store. All proceeds benefit the Drama Club.

So mark your calendars and be sure to invite your friends and family!

Cast Biographies

Mitchell Hourt

Mitchell is thrilled to be a part of his eleventh PAHS DC show. Past performances include Orin Scrivello, D.D.S in Little Shop of Horrors, Harry Bright in Mamma Mia, Rev. John Hale in The Crucible, Plato in Rebel Without a Cause, and The Old Man in A Christmas Story. He would like to thank his parents, sister Macie, Grammy, directors, and friends for all of their support along the way.

Danny Haskins


Kelly Heinick

This is Kelly’s thirteenth show with the Palmerton Drama Club. She is very thankful for all the memories she’s made with the club. She would like to thank the advisors for all they do for the club and her friends and family for all the constant support and encouragement over the years.

Riley Fallon

Riley has been involved in the drama club for three years, having roles in Lion King Jr. as Simba, The Little Mermaid Jr. as Grimsby, A Christmas Story as Ralphie Parker, and now Big Fish as Young Will. His favorite memory of the club is all the fun times he has shared with his fellow club members. He’d like to thank his directors, family, and friends for their support.

Hannah Serfass

Hannah has been in Mulan Jr. as Yun, Rebel Without a Cause as Belle, The Sound of Music as Marta, Lion King Jr. as Nala, The Crucible as Susanna, The Little Mermaid Jr. as Ariel, and now Big Fish as Josephine Bloom.

Braden Gower

My favorite memories from drama club include playing the role of Pepper in "Mamma Mia" and The Red Rider himself in "A Christmas Story." I would like to thank everyone who has supported me over the years in my journey of theater.

Harrison Denithorne

I have been in the club for 3 years now and I’ve loved every show! I’ve been in Mulan Jr, Rebel Without a Cause, The Sound of Music, The Lion King Jr, The Crucible, Mamma Mia, The Little Mermaid Jr, and recently Flick in A Christmas Story. I’d like to thank Danny Devito and Charlie Day for their acting influence.

Zane Himmelwright


Molly Campbell

Molly has been in the Drama Club since seventh grade. One of her favorite roles to play was Rosie, in Mamma Mia, but playing the Witch was a very fun experience and much different from what she has done before. She’d like to thank her advisors for all the work they put in and her senior friends for making the last five years so much fun.

Rheese Borland

Rheese has preformed in many shows including Rebel Without a Cause, The Sound of Music, The Lion King Jr., The Crucible, Mamma Mia, A Christmas Story, and now Big Fish as Don Price. He thanks Mr. Harris and the rest of the advisers for pushing him to be his best.

Josh Rehatchek

Joshua Rehatchek is an eighth grader enjoying his second year with the club. He has previously played the roles of Qion-Po in Mulan Jr., Bonzai in Lion King Jr., Hopkins in The Crucible, Ensemble in Mamma Mia, Sebastian in The Little Mermaid Jr., and Randy in A Christmas Story. Joshua would like to thank his friends and family for all of their love and support.

Gina Laviolette

Gina has been in drama club since her eighth grade year. This is her eighth show with the club and she has enjoyed every show she’s been in. She would like to thank her parents, friends, and advisors/directors for always pushing her to be her best and giving her such amazing opportunities. She’s very thankful to be able to perform alongside such talented people.

Ian Everett

Ian has done shows since he was in seventh grade and he was hooked instantly. He plans to do drama club until he graduates. This is his sixth show. He would like to thank his parents, relatives, and friends.

Chris Ross

I was in Mamma Mia, The Little Mermaid JR, and A Christmas Story. My favorite memory was when I had speaking parts in A Christmas Story. I would to thank my family for my amazing journey so far.

Grace Heist

Grace has been a part of the club for four years now. She was in 1984, Little Shop of Horrors, Rebel Without a Cause, Sound of Music, The Crucible, Mamma Mia, and A Christmas Story. Her roles in this show are Karl’s Girlfriend and a farm girl. One of her favorite memories in the club is performing the Mamma Mia finale on the last night of the show. She would like to thank her family for supporting her.

Maggie Himmelwright

Maggie has been in multiple shows for the Drama Club, including, but not limited to, Mamma Mia, the Sound of Music, and The Crucible. She thanks her mother and older brother Zeke for inspiring her to be and stay in Drama Club. She can’t wait for the shows ahead.

Autumn Heydt

This is Autumn’s third year with the club. Previous musicals include Mamma Mia, The Sound of Music, Mulan Jr. and Lion King Jr. Autumn contributes her love of theater to many trips to NYC to see shows.

Caitlin Smith

This is Caitlin’s seventh show with the club. She would like to thank her senior friends for making the shows memorable and fun. She would also like to thank her parents, family members, teachers, and Dan for their constant love and support.

Ariella Catania

Ariella enjoys performing on stage and showing her talent of singing and dancing in front of an audience.Ariella thanks her parents for always letting her pursue her dreams. She is also profoundly grateful for all her directors hard work and dedication. She would like to give a big thanks to the drama club parents for putting time and effort from there busy schedule.

Isabella Catania

Isabella would like to thank all of her directors for doing an amazing job putting together all the the drama club shows. Isabella has been in The Little Mermaid Jr. and A Christmas Story. She is extremely excited to perform in Big Fish.

Bailey Moyer

Bailey plans to major in musical theatre in the future. She has been in All Shook Up, Guys and Dolls, Little Shop Of Horror, Rebel without a cause, a nun in The Sound is Music, Ann Putnam, and Lisa in Mamma Mia. She was also the choreographer for Lion King Jr and Little Mermaid Jr. she would like to thank her directors,friends, & family for there endless support.

Gianna Crispo

Gianna is so happy to have been a part of the drama club for the last five years. Her favorite memory is our first NYC trip to see Wicked. She is grateful for both the experience and the bonds that were made. She would like to thank her family & friends for all their support. A special thank you to Mr. Harris, Brandyn, Resa and Chrissy for all they do and for giving the students this opportunity.

Senia Smith

Senia has been in the drama club for six years in eleven productions. Some of her favorite roles she's played include Dottie in Absolutely Murder, Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors, and Tanya in Mamma Mia. She would like to thank her friends, family and directors, Mr. Harris, Resa, Chrissy, and Brandyn, for their love and support throughout the years.

Faith Szena

Faith has been in the drama club for six years. Her previous shows include It’s A Wonderful Life, All Shook Up, Guys and Dolls, Little Shop of Horrors, Rebel Without a Cause, The Sound of Music, The Crucible, Mamma Mia, and A Christmas Story. She would like to thank her family, friends, Mr. Harris, Brandyn, Resa, and Chrissy for all their support.

Cora Wentz

This is Cora's second year in the drama club. She was in Lion King Jr., The Crucible, Mamma Mia, The Little Mermaid Jr., A Christmas Story, and Big Fish. Dress rehearsals and tech rehearsals before a show are her favorite thing, along with the cast parties. She can’t wait to be in more shows in the future!

Maddie Everett

This is Maddie’s sixth show with the drama club. Her past roles were Raifiki in Lion King Jr., Ursula in The Little Mermaid Jr., And Ensemble roles in Mamma Mia, The Crucible, and A Christmas Story. Her favorite memory with the club is trying on her Ursula tentacles for the first time. She would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support.

Taylor Keblish

This is Taylor's second show with the drama club. She loves being a part of this group because she has made new friends and a lot of awesome memories. She can't wait to see what memories come next!!

Maddy Wentz

This is Maddy's third year. She has been in Mulan Jr., Lion King Jr., Mamma Mia,The Little Mermaid Jr., A Christmas Story, and now Big Fish. Her favorite things about drama club are the dress rehearsals and cast parties!

Marissa Crispo

Marissa has been a part of Mulan Jr., Rebel Without a Cause, The Sound of Music, Lion King Jr., and The Little Mermaid Jr. Her favorite memory was The Little Mermaid Jr. cast party, when everyone sang every word to every song. She would like to thank her friends and family for supporting her and encouraging her to keep trying.

Skye Yoder

Skye has been a part of the drama club since fifth grade with Lion King Jr., and this is her third show. She loves being on the stage, and has made many new friends.

Aliyah Snyder

This is Aliyah's eighth show with the drama club. She is so glad to be a part of the drama club and is grateful for all the fun times it’s given her.

Maddy Serio

This is Tilly's 4th show with the Drama Club and she has done 4 shows in Stage Crew. Drama Club has been a big part of her life since she was a freshman and she's sad to see a lot of her friends leave this year. Her favorite memory from this show was learning Showdown. She wants to thank her boyfriend Alex and her best friends, Katie and Mikayla.

Nicole Kester

Nicole is very excited to be in this show. She has been in all the junior shows and was in both shows last year. Her favorite memories with the club are harmonizing with everyone at rehearsal.

Dylan Piccone


Serenity Hamilton

Serenity has been in Mulan Jr., Lion King Jr., The Crucible, Mamma Mia, The Little Mermaid Jr. and A Christmas Story. Her favorite memories include performing "She’s In Love" from The Little Mermaid Jr. and being a part of the coolest Altos around.

Autumn Ladd


Magnolia Young

Big Fish is Magnolias third show with the drama club. She was previously in the shows Mamma Mia and The Crucible. One of her favorite memories with the drama club is the end of Mamma Mia! Magnolia would like to thank her mom, stepdad, and dad for supporting her.

Taylor Pengelly

Taylor has been in The Sound of Music, The Crucible, and Mamma Mia. She would like to thank her best friends, Magnolia and Autumn, for supporting her during practices and always bringing a smile to her face. She would also like to thank her family for always coming out to see her perform and showing an interest in the club.

Cheyenne Whitacker

Cheyenne is a new member to the drama club, and she is very excited for her first show. Her love of all things music was what made her want to join drama. She is very excited for future shows, and hopes to make amazing memories with everyone.

Savannah Klotz

Savannah has been with the drama club for three years now. She would like to thank everyone who has supported her, and the club itself. She would also like to thank all of her friends in the drama club who have made her journey as fun as it has been.

Fiona Winger

This is Fiona's third year with the club. She has been a part of Mulan Jr., Rebel Without a Cause, The Sound of Music, Lion King Jr., The Crucible, Mamma Mia, The Little Mermaid Jr., and A Christmas Story. Her favorite memory is always standing around the piano and singing. She would like to thank her parents for supporting her, and especially Michele for always giving her a ride home.

Lily Dickson

This is Lily's first year in drama. She is very glad to be a part of this production and she would like to thank her friends and family for their support.

Riley Cordova

Shows that Riley has been in are Mulan Jr., Lion King Jr., Mamma Mia, and Big Fish. People she would like to thank are her mom, her two grandmothers, her teachers for always supporting her, and Mr. Harris, Mrs. Retachek, Mrs. Hall, and Brandyn Miller for supporting her ever since Mulan Jr.

Kaitlyn Heimbach

Kaitlyn has been in other musical productions including Mulan Jr., Lion King Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr., and Annie Jr. Her favorite memory is all of the new close friends that she has met through the drama club.

Stephanie Poudrier

Stephanie is very proud to be a part of the drama club and the production of Big Fish. This is her first ever musical and time on stage. She was a stage crew member for The Crucible. She is so thankful for her best friend Serenity for encouraging her to audition, or she wouldn’t have made the friends she has now. The club is so welcoming and friendly, and that’s why she loves it so much.

Angela Kunkle

Angela loves the Palmerton Drama Club. We work as one, because without one of us the rest couldn’t possibly function. Palmerton Drama is a really great place to have fun and meet wonderful people. But it is also a place to make wonderful art.

Crew Biographies

Ella Cronk

Ella has been a part of every show for the past six years, with stage crew for five and has been president for two. Her favorite part of stage crew is being able to watch the crew and cast grow, and being able to watch the show from the sound board.

Frankie Webb

Frankie has been a part of four shows: The Crucible, Mamma Mia, The Little Mermaid Jr., and A Christmas Story. She can’t wait to participate in the drama club’s future productions. She always looks forward to rehearsal with her friends. Her favorite memory is getting to fire the confetti cannon for the finale of Mamma Mia.

Matthew Yurkunas

This year is Matt's second year in stage crew. He loves this club because it provides great connections with other students and allows them to express their creativity in many ways, whether that’s painting or building a giant set piece! He is very thankful to be a part of this club and happy to dedicate a lot of time to it as the Front of House Manager.

Ethan Jones

This is Ethan’s seventh show with stage crew. He is proud to see the club grow so much. His favorite part of being in stage crew is the show nights. He says, “It is an experience you don’t witness unless you put in the work.”

Julia Kupillas

This is Julia's 8th & final show with the club. Her favorite memories include: all of the fun times back stage, laminating a fruit roll up & Watching shows come to life. She is so thankful for all of the good memories & lessons throughout her time in this club. It will forever hold a special place in her heart. It was one of the best parts of her high school career , she would like to thank everyone who is part of this.

Abby Anthony

This is Abby's fifth show. Her favorite memory is mixing the paint for Hailey. She would like to thank her family and friends. She would personally like to thank her friend Hailey for keeping her sane during all the shows.

Aidan Heist

Aidan has been a part of four shows, including Big Fish. His favorite part of stage crew is when he helps build the sets. He would like to thank all of his family for their support.

Alex Stepien

This is Alex's second year in the stage crew and his fifth show. One of his favorite memories from this show is taking trash out to the dumpsters in the rain. He would like to thank his family and friends, especially those in the senior class, for all their support and making the auditorium a home away from home.

Brooklynne Winger

This is Brooklynne's second show with stage crew. This has been her best experience ever. She is learning how hard it is to put a show together. She enjoys waking up every Saturday morning and being so happy to go to crew even when she's tired. She would like to thank Mr.Harris and Brandon for being great leaders. She would also like to thank her mom, aunt, and dad for pushing her to be in crew.

CJ Kern

This is currently CJ's fifth show with the stage crew. His favorite part about crew is being able to put all of our separate projects together to create the full set. His favorite memory from crew was when he got stuck behind the set of Mamma Mia!

Hannah Citron

Hannah is in Stage Crew, Film Club, PAAC, Art Club, and Chorus. This is her second show with the club. She started with our last amazing show, A Christmas Story. Stage crew has been one of the best things that she has joined and she is so happy and proud to be part of such an amazing family. She can’t wait to be a part of whatever great shows we produce next!

Hannah O'Neill

Big Fish is Hannah's ninth show, and the club has become her family. She doesn't know where she would be without all of her friends in the club. They have cleaned paint brushes in drain spouts, taken ovens down staircases, and built houses. Through all the chaos they have made bonds and memories that will last a lifetime. As they perform this show, she would like everyone to think about the family they've become.

Hailey Hatzis

This is Hailey's sixth show. Her favorite memory is during Mamma Mia when everyone was singing and dancing and having a good time. She would like to thank her friends for keeping her sane and always being with her. She would also like to thank her parents for letting her drive to and from stage crew.

Kelci Bubser

This is Kelci's second year in stage crew. This organization has made a tremendous impact on her life in and out of school. The time spent with her peers has allowed them to make long lasting bonds with each other that will last a lifetime. She would like to thank the advisors and other authority figures in the club for how much time and effort they put in.

Lilyann Bonser

Lilyann wants to say thank you to her friends and family for making funny days and fun nights.

Morgan Curcio

Morgan's favorite memory with stage crew is organizing the attic with Hannah and Paige and other members of stage crew.

Noah Marks

This is Noah's first ever show working in stage-crew. He enjoys working with Aidan Heist, and Patrick Trotter. He would like to thank his family and friends for always being their to support him.

Nolan Walters

This is Nolan’s second show, he is very glad to be a part of stage crew!

Paige Cronk

Big Fish is my second show with the drama club. My favorite memory in stage crew so far in Big Fish is cleaning the attic with Frankie and Hannah.

Patrick Trotter

This is Patrick's second year in stage crew, and it is his sixth show. His favorite show was Mamma Mia.