Harper Shute (Chip) is thrilled to be returning for her second production at Syracuse Stage. A seventh grader at Wellwood Middle School (Fayetteville-Manlius), Harper made her Syracuse Stage debut in The Wizard of Oz (Lullaby League, Ozian). From the age of four, she has performed in numerous productions with Syracuse Children’s Theatre. Harper’s favorite roles with SCT include Ariel (Disney’s The Little Mermaid), Gavroche (Les Misérables), Rafiki (Disney’s The Lion King), and Annie (Annie). When she is not busy with her theatrical pursuits, Harper enjoys playing the saxophone, drawing, and reading. She would like to thank everyone at Syracuse Children’s Theatre for their guidance and encouragement, her vocal instructor Neva Pilgrim, and the entire cast and crew of this production! Most of all, Harper wishes to thank her family, especially her biggest fan, “Pops,” for their support of her passion.