Female understudy/Chicken Cheerleader
Learn more about the cast who brings the pups to life on stage!
Female understudy/Chicken Cheerleader
Lizzie Klemm (Female Understudy/Chicken Cheerleader) is over the moon to be making her national tour debut! She is a St. Louis native and spent her teenage years in the Youth Chorus at The MUNY and participated in the acapella group TeamSTAGES. She graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Missouri State University in 2014. Her credits include Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, and Pirates of Penzance (Mabel, MSU); Guys and Dolls and 42nd Street (Tent Theatre). She has been with the Entertainment Departments at Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Universal Orlando, and Six Flags St. Louis. Her website is www.lizzieklemm.weebly.com.
Kayla Hendry (Skye, Chicken Cheerleader) is from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and is delighted to be making her national tour debut. Favorite past credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Logainne), West Side Story (Anita), and The Little Prince (Little Prince). Kayla is a graduate of Kent State University. Many thanks to her fabulous family and friends for all of their support!
Rory is elated to be joining PAW Patrol Live! as Mayor Humdinger. Rory has been performing most of his life and traveling professionally to different theatres all around the country for the better part of the last 15 years. Some of his favorite roles include Alf in Peter and the Starcatcher The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz Harry Bright in Mamma Mia and Clown 2 in The 39 Steps.
Amy Mack (Zuma/Mayor Goodway Understudy) is a New York-based actress/singer/dancer and overjoyed to be joining the cast of PAW Patrol Live! as her tour debut! She is originally from Bowie, Maryland and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Select credits include: Fairy Queen (Tink! The Musical), Evilene (The Wiz), and Crystal (Little Shop of Horrors). She is eternally grateful for her family and friends for their unconditional love and relentless support!
Marshall, Cap'n Turbot
Luke Matherne (Marshall/ Cap’n Turbot) was born and raised in Monroe Louisiana, and graduated from Northwestern State University in May of 2017, with a degree in Musical Theatre Performance. He first discovered his love of theatre at age 8 in a community theatre performance of Pirates of Penzance, and has been in love ever since! In 2015, he was fortunate enough to be named the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council’s “Emerging Artist of the Year,” and he has been happily representing his state ever since.
Luke is extremely grateful to his cast, and his directors for this amazing opportunity, and looks forward to building and developing his career as he continues on his theatrical journey. Luke can be found on Instagram (Instagram.com/lukematherne) or on his website: lukematherne.com
Roger Dawley (Ryder) is thrilled to be making his national tour debut! Originally from Scituate, MA, he recently completed his sophomore year at Fordham University Lincoln Center in New York City. Select credits include: Trevor LIVE! 2017 (with Imagine Dragons), United We Stand (NYMF), Strouse and Adams’ A Broadway Musical (Feinstein’s/54 Below), Ryan Scott Oliver’s ROPE, How To Succeed…(Feinstein’s/54 Below), Broadway Bound (Feinstein’s/54 Below), Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (Carnegie Hall) and countless other shenanigans. For mom, dad, Maeve, Nora…and Seamus. Check him out on Instagram: @rogerdawley
Ali Caiazzo (Rocky) is delighted to be off the East Coast for the first time! She was raised in Havertown, Pennsylvania although she recently moved into Philadelphia, where she received a BA in Musical Theater from Temple University. Recent credits include Nice Work if You Can Get It (Billie Bendix; Upper Darby Summer Stage), Hairspray (Penny Pingleton; Players Club of Swarthmore), and Spring Awakening (Martha; Temple University). She would like to thank her fellow pups for being so kind, helpful, and welcoming. She would also like to thank her family and friends for their constant love and support, and Baker Management for making this all happen!
Everest, Farmer Yumi
Emily Song Tyler (Everest/Farmer Yumi) is thrilled to be a part of the PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue cast! Raised in Rochester, NY, she started acting at the age of 10 and never looked back. Favorite credits include A Christmas Carol (Geva Theatre Center), Hamlet (PA Shakespeare Festival), Miss Nelson is Missing (TheatreWorks USA/Two Beans), Henry IV, Part 1 and Measure For Measure (Hip To Hip Theatre Company). She attended AMDA NY for Musical Theatre. Much love to Mom, Dad, and Jon. Www.emilysongtyler.com
Chicken Cheerleader, Understudy
Jeff Dietzel (Chicken Cheerleader/Understudy) is thrilled to be on a roll with the PAW Patrol! Originally from Foxboro, MA, he began performing at the age of 8. Jeff is a graduate of Christopher Newport University and holds a BA in Musical Theatre. Previous performance credits include Sesame Street Live (VStar Entertainment), This Is Oktoberfest! (Busch Gardens Williamsburg), and Spring Awakening (Melchior). Much love and many thanks to his incredible parents for their endless love and support.
Keegan Michael Riojas (Chase/Jake) has been performing since the age of four. Originally from Texas, he holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from AMDA- College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Some of his past roles include Bobby Strong in Urinetown, George in Sunday in the Park…, and Billy Bigelow in Carousel. This is Keegan’s first production with VStar Entertainment Group.
Olivia Sarafina Washington (Mayor Goodway) is from Atlanta, Georgia, and has been acting since she was ten years old. This is her second season of playing the character of Mayor Goodway, as a part of the PAW Patrol Race to the Rescue cast, which she originated in October of 2016. Other performing experience includes Big, Black Lady Stops the Show (Solo Performance; AMDA), The Women (Sylvia Fowler; WA Production), and Hairspray the Musical (Motormouth Maybelle; WA Musical). Her most memorable role to date is that of Motormouth Maybelle, where she was awarded the coveted State of Georgia 2012 Shuler Hensley Award for Best Performance by a Featured Performer.
Nicolas Garza (Rubble) is from Helotes, Texas and thrilled to be making his national tour debut! Past Credits include: Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma – In the Heights (Sonny); ZACH Theatre: In the Heights (Sonny), Peter & the Starcatcher (Ted), Evita, A Christmas Carol; Jean’s Playhouse: Avenue Q (Princeton), Altar Boyz (Juan), Godspell; and three summer seasons at SeaWorld San Antonio. BFA Theatre Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. www.nicolas-garza.com