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Ben Matherne

Ben has been performing since he was 7, when he made his debut as a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz at Strauss Theatre Center. He was later seen on the STC stage as an Oompa-Loompa in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and as Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man. He spent ages 8-18 performing in many productions at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts. Some of his favorite roles there include Michael Banks in Mary Poppins, John Brooke in Little Women the Musical, and Aladdin in Aladdin. He was most recently seen on stage at STC as Ensemble in The Wedding Singer and as Billy Cane in Bright Star. Ben is currently attending the University of Louisiana at Monroe, pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) with a concentration in Graphic Design.