Billy Elliot

 

Based on the international smash-hit film, and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot the Musical is a heart-warming, funny and feel-good celebration of family and adolescence. Set against the backdrop of the 1984-85 miners’ strike, we follow the journey of a young boy raised in a small British mining town. Stepping out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family, community and changes his life forever.

Having been seen by almost 12 million people across the world, Billy Elliot is loved by critics and audiences alike, having received over 80 awards internationally, including 10 Tony Awards and 5 Olivier Awards.

Show dates:  November 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8:00pm; Nov. 3, 10 at 3:00pm

THE CAST

Billy Elliot- Dylan Loraw

Michael Caffrey- Shane Roche

Mrs. Wilkinson- Maria Leonetti

Jackie Elliot- David Eves

Tony Elliot- Hunter Thorsen

Grandma- Patti Purcell

Mum- Kristen Danley 

George- Todd Barton

Lesley/Woman- Jessica Ramos

Big Davey/Miner- Randy Frame

Miner– Quintin Seifert

Miner- River Seifert

Miner- Rich Pogolowitz

Tall Boy/Posh Boy(Kevin)- John Apice       

Woman/Clipboard Woman- Hannah Weissmann

Mr. Braithwaite/Older Billy/miner – Richard Steinhardt 

Woman- Kelsey Weber  

Woman – Destiny Twigg

Woman – Shannon Stillmun

Woman – Alexis Turbin

Woman – Michala Tivenan

Scab/Miner- Andrew Shepard

Miners – Reed Rowan

Small Boy Lucas Drass

 

Ballet Girls:

Debbie Wilkinson-Mary Kate Zaffarese

Susan Parks- Jessica Smith

Tracey Atkinson- Dakota Seifert

Alison Summers- Malin Glazer

Keeley Gibson- Wynn Glazer

Margaret Gormley- Sophie Friedman

Karen Davidson- Akiyah Stevenson

Angela Robson- Simona Fisher

Tina Harmer- Sonia Drass

 PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: John Cochrane, Jr.

Music Director/Conductor: Raquel Garcia

Choreographer: Lauren McGinnis 

 

 
 

Rumors

 

At the large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing Townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself on the eve of his tenth wedding anniversary celebration.  Though only a flesh wound, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife Myra is nowhere in sight. Expecting four more couples at any minute, his lawyer, Ken, and Ken’s wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

Show dates: May 1, 2, 8, 9 at 8:00pm; May 3 at 3:00pm

Production Team

Director: Christopher Betzler
Asst. Director: Danny Seifert

 

 

 

 

 

  

The Drowsy Chaperone

 

Winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone, is a Jazz Age parody of American musicalcomedy of the 1920s. This uproarious show-within-a-show concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre superfan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage in his shabby high rise apartment. Lovers on the eve of their wedding, desperate bumbling friends, not-so-bright characters, imposters, and more performs one toe-tapping musical number after another.

Show dates: March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 at 8:00pm; Mar. 8, 15 at 3:00pm

 

Production Team

Director: Danielle Lachall
Music Director: Patrick D’Amato
Choreographer: Katrina Brown
 
 

A House Divided

 

May 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12 – 2018
Book, Music and Lyrics by
Michael J. Salmanson, Maureen Kane Berg and Thomas C. Berg

A world premiere! Drawing on real events, this musical provides an intimate look at the Lincoln family’s personal and political struggles during their White House years.  Despite enormous odds, personal loss and political intrigues, the Lincolns overcome their divided “houses”  (family, cabinet and country), relying on their love, wit, wisdom, strength of  conviction, and the help of unlikely allies.  The story of Lincoln’s and our nation’s ultimate triumph, and the tragedy of his still-unfinished legacy, will touch your heart and mind.    

 

Director:                   Michael Salmanson

Music Director:         Talia Yellin Fisher 

Assistant Music Director:   Jim Speer

 

CAST:

Abraham Lincoln           Danny Seifert
Mary Lincoln                  Megan Keiser
Robert Lincoln               Christopher Betzler
Willie Lincoln                 Kai Sherman
Tad Lincoln                     Sam Heft
Elizabeth Keckley          Blessing Osazuwa
Wm. Seward                   Randall Frame
Salmon Chase                John Cochrane, jr.
Kate Chase                      Gabriella Grosso
John Wilkes Booth        Mark Urmson
Narrator Keckley           Muneera Walker 
 
Ensemble:
 
Gary Bullock
Sally Foster-Chang
Lisa Franks
Melanie Jones
William McVail
Andrea Ogle
Rich Pogolowitz
Dakota Seifert
Quintin Seifert
River Seifert
Moss Stern
 
 

Sister Act

March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 – 2018
Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Glenn Slater

CAST:

Deloris Van Cartier:   Kyleen Shaw
 
Mother Superior:   Barbara Sherman
 
Sister Mary Robert:   Megan Smith
 
Sister Mary Patrick:   Laura Cilia
 
Sister Mary Lazarus:   Danielle Lachall
 
Monsignor O’Hara:   Bob Monroe
 
Curtis:   Alfred Lance
 
Eddie:   Chris DiMeo
 
TJ :   Ever Hanna
 
Joey:   Christopher Betzler
 
Pablo:   Glen Haber
 
Sister Mary Martin-of Tours:   Ellie Knickman
 
Sister Mary Theresa:   Liz Brennan
 
Michelle/Nun Ensemble:   Talitha Trofa
 
Tina/Nun Ensemble:   Erin Heisey
 
Ernie/Nun Ensemble:   Ryan Coffey Keaton
 
Nun Ensemble:   Hannah Weissmann
 
Nun Ensemble:   Kristen Danley
 
Nun Ensemble:   Kate Reynolds
 
Nun Ensemble:   Renee Grant
 
Nun Ensemble:  Crystal Nielsen
 
 
 

Director:   Michael Sherman

Music Director:  Raquel Garcia

Choreographer:  Maggie Szeder

 

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17 & 18 – 2017
Book, Music & Lyrics by Rupert Holmes

Director: Barbara Burke Sherman

Music Director: Raquel Garcia        

Choreographer: Tami Cohen Dimmerman

CAST LIST

Character Names Cast Member
John Jasper / Mr. Clive Paget Danny Seifert
Mayor Thomas Sapsea / Mr James Hitchens Michael Sherman
Neville Landless / Mr. Victor Grinstead John Cochrane 
Reverend Mr. Crisparkle / Mr. Cedric Moncrieffe Christopher Betzler
Durdles / Mr. Nick Cricker Todd Barton
Bazzard / Mr. Phillip Bax Andrew Kelleher
Deputy / Mr. Nick Cricker II Vince Vuono
James Throttle / Horace / Stage Manager Chuck Moore
Citizen of Cloisterham / Alfred Grumple Mike Salmanson
Edwin Drood / Miss Alice Nutting Megan Keiser
Rosa Bud / Miss Deirdre Peregrine Marie Spidale 
Princess Puffer / Miss Angela Prysock Linda Galati Hunt
Helena Landless / Miss Janet Conover Gabrielle Grosso
Wendy (Moonfall Quartet) / Miss Isabel Yearsley Rachel Pogolowitz
Beatrice (Moonfall Quartet) / Ballet Dancer /Miss Florence Gill Maggie Szeder
Townsperson / Miss Violet Balfour Carmen Walton
Townsperson / Miss Mathilda Kirkby Ellie Knickerman 
Townsperson/ Ballet Dancer / Miss Gwendolen Pynn Chloe Sierka 
   

 

Seussical the Musical

nct-seussical-logo-smOh The Thinks You Can Think! Join the mischievous Cat in the Hat as he guides you on a wild and magical journey into the world of Dr. Seuss! What happens when your favorite Seuss characters – Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, and the Whos of Whoville – work together to help an imaginative boy realize his potential? A perfect family musical sure to delight kids and adults alike!

Many thanks to all of our 8 SOLD OUT audiences.

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Photos taken by Nicolas Baroudi – Baroudi Design – All rights reserved.

CAST

The Cat in the Hat: Scott Klaum
Horton: Brian Walsh
JoJo/Little Boy: Daniel Venini
Gertrude McFuzz: Rachel Koester
Mayzie LaBird: Stacy Smith
Sour Kangaroo: Brenda Pretko
Mr. Mayor: Dan Stroiman
Mrs. Mayor: Anne Marie Scalies
General Genghis Khan: Carter Erwin
The Wickersham Brothers: Chris DiMeo, David Gilbert, John Briner
The Bird Girls: Mary Kaye Anthony, Alicia Crosby, Jennifer Welby

Ensemble:
Kate Cornell, Becca Erwin, Renee Grant, Christopher Haig, Chaz Meyers, Edy Penn, Keith Reichardt, Gina Tomkowich, Terrance Calvert

PRODUCTION STAFF

Director: Brian Seaman
Musical Director: Raquel Garcia
Choreographer: Robert Harris
Accompanist: Judy Large
Stage Manager: Linda Galati Hunt
Producer: Susan Davit

Performances:

November 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21 2009 at 7:30 PM
Matinees, November 8 & 15 2009 at 2 PM

Run for your Wife

logo-run-for-your-wife-smRun for Your Wife is the story of John Smith, a taxi driver in London. He lives with a wife on each end of town. That works until he ends up in the hospital. The police are curious about his different addresses. With the help of his neighbor Stanley, John lies to try to get back to his precise schedule. Craziness ensues as they try to keep the detectives busy and suspicious wives from meeting. Run for Your Wife is a fast paced, slapstick, laugh-a-minute romp that leaves you in stitches and begging for more.

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CAST

John Smith: Carl Heyde
Barbara Smith: Robin Neill
Mary Smith: Michele Nevin
Stanley Gardner: Michael Tamin Yurcaba
Detective Porterhouse: David Cashell
Detective Troughton: Bob Grant
Bobby Franklyn: Robert Marsch (May 1, 2, 3, 8, 15, 16), Steve Arcidiacono (May 9, 10)
The Reporter: Greg Pronko

Performances:

May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16 2009 at 8 PM
Matinees, May 3 & 10 2009 at 2 PM

Sweeny Todd

logo-sweeney-todd“Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd …”, Stephen Sondheim’s magnificent musical thriller. The legendary demon barber, seeking revenge, takes up with his enterprising neighbor in a delicious plot to slice their way through Europe’s upper crust. Justice will be served on a plate along with lush melody, audacious humor and bloody good thrills.

Performances

March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21 2009 at 8 PM
Matinees, March 8 & 15 2009 at 2 PM

The Last Five Years

nct-5years-logo-w The Last Five Years premiered in Chicago, was produced off-Broadway and has enjoyed numerous productions internationally. The show is an intimate, two-person musical that tells the compelling story of Jamie (Chris Di Meo), a nice Jewish boy, and Cathy (Sandy Yozviak), a good Irish Catholic girl, who fall in love, get married, and fall apart over the course of five years. Jamie is an emerging novelist enjoying his first taste of success, while Cathy is a struggling actress having trouble hitting it big, making their musical duets both wildly funny and crushingly sad.

Brown has employed an unusual temporal shift in the piece, with Cathy starting at the end of the marriage and working her way back, while Jamie begins on their first date and works his way forward. Only once do Jamie and Cathy sing together, at their wedding in the middle of the play. This underscores cause and effect, as two people whose powerful love for one another cannot overcome their cultural differences and divergent dreams. Musically, Brown’s score navigates the minefields of love and marriage through soulful, soaring music and lyrics that evoke contemporary pop songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon, combined with the theatrical styles of Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein. Traditional Jewish and Irish musical themes are also played against the sounds, pace and complexity of contemporary life in New York City.

CAST

Cathy: Sandy Yozviak
Jamie: Chris DiMeo

Accompanist: John Grecia

Benefit Performance

December 15, 2008 8:00pm