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Brody Bett

brody-bett BRODY BETT (alt. Michael Llewellyn Davies, Jack Llewellyn Davies) Brody is 8 years old. Previous roles include The Grand Duke (Cinderella), Curly the Lost Boy (Peter Pan), King of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland), Tiny Tim and Ghost of Christmas Future (A Christmas Carol) and Chip (Beauty and the Beast). He has perfect pitch, plays the piano and drums.

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Seth Erdley

seth-erdley SETH ERDLEY (alt. George Llewellyn Davies, Peter Llewellyn Davies, Jack Llewellyn Davies) Seth is thrilled to make his national tour debut with Finding Neverland. Favorite credits: School of Rock (Zach Mooneyham), Pippin (Theo), and Oliver (Oliver). Thanks to Lauren, Dean, Lyn, Blythe and Mr. Marrs. Love and thanks to Dad, Mom, Emma, Ethan, my friends and family for your support. Phil. 4:13

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Caleb Reese Paul

caleb-reese-paul CALEB REESE PAUL (alt. George Llewellyn Davies, Peter Llewellyn Davies, Jack Llewellyn Davies) Caleb is thrilled to be making his National Tour debut! Never-ending thanks to the cast and creative team, Stewart/Whitley Casting, NETworks, Shirley Grant Management, Bob Marks, Denise Simon, Janine Molinari, Hudson, family and friends, and everyone who believed along the way! www.calebreesepaul.com; @calebreesepaul

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Paul Schoeller

paul-schoeller-2018 PAUL SCHOELLER (alt. George Llewellyn Davies, Peter Llewellyn Davies, Jack Llewellyn Davies) Paul is honored to work with the cast and crew of Finding Neverland! National Tour: The Sound of Music (Friedrich). Regional: A Christmas Story (Ralphie); Seussical, Jr. (Jojo). Thanks to Lisa Calli and the FNL creative team. I thank God for giving me talent and my parents for supporting me.

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Josiah Smothers

josiah-smothers JOSIAH SMOTHERS (alt. Michael Llewellyn Davies, Jack Llewellyn Davies) Josiah is excited to make his National Tour debut with the first Broadway show he ever saw! Josiah is a dancer/singer/actor at Studio Bleu Dance Center and a member of Chloe and Maud Arnold’s Jr. Tap Company. Josiah would like to thank his family, Mr. Dave, Shirley Grant Management, Miss Kim, and God for this opportunity. Follow him on Instagram or Facebook @itsjosiahsmothers

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Ethan Stokes

ethan-stokes ETHAN STOKES (alt. George Llewellyn Davies, Peter Llewellyn Davies, Jack Llewellyn Davies) Ethan is from Wisconsin, and is excited to be making his National Tour debut. Favorite credits: Jungle Book KIDS (Mowgli), Seussical Jr. (Jojo) and Aladdin Jr. NYC workshop (Genie). Special Thanks to Treehouse Theater, iTheatrics, and Stewart/Whitley. Love to Mom, Dad, Allyson, Mackenzi, cats, grandparents, family and friends. Believe!

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Reviews

UMD Writer’s Bloc – 03/07/2019

“But it is this intentional averageness that makes Peter (Seth Erdley), George (Paul Schoeller), Jack (Josiah Smothers) and Michael (Brody Bett) Llewelyn Davies so fabulously refreshing as they terrorize the park with daring sword fights, buried treasure and tales of swashbuckling pirates. Erdley, Schoeller, Smothers and Bett are perfectly darling and easily fill your daily dose of cuteness with their wooden swords and tri-cornered pirate hats as they run through the park with their mother…”

DC Theatre Scene – 02/28/2019

“The kids are stellar—often funny, delivering lines with a mix of purity and sarcasm in a perfectly British way. The boys have their own backyard shindig, wherein they form a band, complete with a washboard and drums via wooden spoons, to sing ‘We’re All Made of Stars.’ Schoeller’s George is the standout, strumming a small guitar and leading the troupe as the eldest would”

MD Theatre Guide – 02/28/2019

“…the four moppets were enchanting.”

Broadway World Washington D.C. – 02/27/2019

“…the enormously talented kids…do their very best to deliver a fun evening of entertainment for all…”

DC Metro Theatre Arts – 02/27/2019

“…the kids (Seth Erdley, Paul Schoeller, Josiah Smothers, and Brody Bett on Tuesday night) are cute. …Peter (Erdley), who gets to play some additional dimensions and does so nicely…”

Theatre Bloom – 02/27/2019

“…six incredibly talented youngsters who shuffle to fill the four brothers’ roles at various performances throughout the week. The four who opened the show (Paul Schoeller as George, Josiah Smothers as Jack, Brody Bett as Michael, and particularly Seth Erdley as the more somber and pensive Peter) are not only talented with strong voices, they are utterly engaging. They provide a great energy to the show and are more thangame for embracing Michaels’ not-for-the-faint choreography. Their chemistry is so strong they could very well be brothers, and their relationships with Barrie and their mother are completely natural and easy…young Erdley is an outstanding young actor who grasps the mature soul of his character and goes toe to toe with his enthusiastic counterpart Sullivan.”

The Washington Post – 02/27/2019

“…the chipper punchlines landed by the plucky young actors playing the kids.”

Springfield News-Leader – 01/30/2019

“Offering fine support are the boys alternating as the Llewelyn Davies children…”

BroadwayWorld Dayton – 01/18/2019

“…Ethan Stokes, Brody Bett, Caleb Reese Paul and Seth Erdley. The boys were integral to the story and all did a marvelous job.”

Dayton Local – 01/17/2019

“The parts of Sylvia’s four sons are rotated, on the night I attended, Peter was played by Ethan Stokes. Stokes, like each of the boys, possesses a talent level way beyond his years. From cute childlike antics, even at a fancy dinner party, to heart wrenching drama the boys expertly portray every emotion. Furthermore, for a rendition of ‘We’re All Made of Stars,’ the boys form a boy’s band that I would actually go see in concert.”

BroadwayWorld Madison – 01/13/2019

“While I ordinarily find a stage with children and a dog to be a trite gimmick, in this production it was not only necessary, but worked very well, thanks to the professionalism and talent of those kids! Seth Erdley, Paul Schoeller, Josiah Smothers, and Brody Bett, all did an amazing job at their portrayal of the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired the show. Their vocals, choreography and theatrical presence brought a sense of realism to this fantastic tale of a man finding his own inner child.”

Isthmus – 01/12/2019

“And a massive round of applause should be given to child actor Caleb Reese Paul, who plays her son, Peter Davies, whose relationship with Barrie draws him out of his shell. The two sing a powerfully sad duet, ‘When Your Feet Don’t Touch the Ground.’”

The Gazette – 12/30/2018

“The Llewelyn Davies boys were adorable throughout, but their standout moment came when they whipped up their big number, ‘We’re All Made of Stars,’ dreaming of possibilities.”

Broadway World Albuquerque – 12/14/2018

“Caleb Reese Paul (Peter), Paul Schoeller (George), Ethan Stokes (Jack), and Josiah Smothers (Michael) are phenomenal as the Llewellyn Davies children, never missing a beat.”

Broadway World Salt Lake City – 12/05/2018

“The children, who rotate their roles nightly, are phenomenal. At the reviewed performance, Ethan Stokes played George, Josiah Smothers played Jack, and Brody Bett played Michael. Seth Erdley gave an exceptional performance as Peter.”

Front Row Reviewers Utah – 12/05/2018

“Stokes, Erdley, Bett, and Paul each hold their own onstage, equals to those they work with. In a show with many great things about it, these young actors may be what’s best about Finding Neverland. Even in duets, some with one of the brothers, but Peter’s duets with Barrie, all boys clearly and strongly hit the notes, keep in character, and are thoroughly adorable.”

Front Row Reviewers Utah – 11/30/2018

“Breathing believability into the realistic aspect of this story are the fatherless children, the Davies brothers who inspire the creation of the Darling brothers and the lost boys, Ethan Stokes as George, Paul Schoeller as Peter, Caleb Reese Paul as Jack, and Brody Bett as Michael- a darling favorite of mine no pun intended. They encompass true boyhood. They are playful, funny, genuine, and comfortable onstage. And they rotate playing different brothers depending on the performance night, along with two other young performers Seth Erdley and Josiah Smothers. Talent flows from the ability to handle that rotation alone, but I haven’t even started talking about their singing voices. They are perfectly on pitch and sing beautiful harmonies number after number. I’ve never heard a better voice from a young man as I did tonight from Schoeller. He sings a duet with leading man Sullivan, and more than holds his own and carries powerful harmonies and emotion-impressive talent from one so young.”

The Spokesman-Review – 11/16/2018

“The young actors playing the Davies boys Thursday night – Stokes, Paul Schoeller, Caleb Reese Paul and Brody Bett – all deserve high praise. Each performed beautifully, and their performance of ‘We’re All Made of Stars’ was particularly moving.”

Broadway World National Tours – 10/17/2018

“Throughout the show there are many moments that tug on the heartstrings. In a cast composed primarily of adults, Caleb Reese Paul as Peter holds his own; especially in the scenes opposite Sullivan where the two interact directly. The cheeky We Own the Night was a particular favorite for me, and a nice break to a dull adult dinner party and a great example of the imagination of a child breaking through the world of the adults. When Reese Paul and the other Llewelyn Davies children prepare for their own backyard show with the song We’re all Made of Stars the cast’s youngest performers warm your heart with their energy and enthusiasm.”

GR Mag – 10/10/2018

“An extremely talented group of actors, the boys often stole the show with well-told jokes and brilliant vocals.”

Tour Schedule

Event Information:

  • MATILDA and MOTOWN Coming to Fort Lauderdale, and more!

    Matilda

    Matilda and Motown are coming to Fort Lauderdale in 2015/2016! The full season at Kravis Center is below. To purchase tickets, go to Kravis.org:

    Blue Man Group - Dec. 8-13, 2015
    42nd Street - Jan. 5-10, 2016
    Motown - Feb. 9-14, 2016
    Matilda - Mar. 1-6, 2016
    Bullets Over Broadway - Mar. 22-27, 2016
    Bridges of Madison County - Apr. 26-May 1, 2016

    And here are pictures from the kids of Annie, Newsies, and The Lion King!


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