Arie has had hobbies touching the performing arts since childhood. Growing up with pushy parents who
only wanted the best for him, piano lessons were key in early childhood development. He continued music
with flute in middle school orchestra before picking up guitar in high school – like so many other
teenage boys. It was also there that he first tried out acting with his favorite roles being
Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast and Schroeder in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Performing historical
fencing at Renaissance fairs also began around that time, again like so many other teenage boys.
Playing music kept the creative flame through college, but dying to get back to the stage he joined
Theatre In The Heights with his role as Lablache in A Shot in the Dark and had the privilege to be
author Brad Benedict in Done To Death last year. Eager to return to the stage, Arie is back
again as Don Pedro, hoping to share his romanticism and love of theatre with you all.