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

CAST

Drowsy Chaperone: Laura Cilia
Man in the Chair: Kevin Walters
Janet: Megan O’Sullivan
Robert: Christopher Betzler
George: Matthew Moorhead
Mrs. Tottendale: Linda Galati Hunt

Adolfo: Danny Seifert
Underling: John Cochrane Jr.
Felzig: Chaz Meyers
Kitty: Mary Beth Gries
Gangster 1: Glen Haber
Gangster 2: Steven Tambon
Trix: Laura Mancano

Ensemble:

     Shelsy Tity
     Libby Quibell
     Talia Kassie
     Kimmy Faughey
     Vince Vuono
     Sabrina Thorsen

 

 Production Team

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

Little Shop of Horrors

  Little Shop of Horrors is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD. As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world-domination Performances: November, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 – 2018 at 8:00pm   November 4 & 11 – 2018 at 3:00pm

CAST:

Seymour: Christopher Betzler

Audrey: Rachel Sweeney

Mushnik: Rachel Kaiser

Orin Scrivello: Brandon Marraffa

Crystal: Melany Rosa

Chiffon: Meg Cranney

Ronnette: Gabriella Grosso

Featuring: Ben Deivert, Kathleen Lord, Lauren Hanak, Rachel Berger, and Vince Vuono

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.

Audrey II: 

Richard Johnson (Voice)

Rachael Basescu (Puppeteer) 

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Director: Justin Walsh
Music Director: Lynn DellaPietra
Choreographer: Gabrielle Impriano
Stage Manager: Asia Kolakowski
 

California Suite

A humorous confection divided into four parts: 
In Visitor from New York, Hannah, a magazine writer, is joined by her ex-husband, the question being with whom should their daughter spend the next six months? The banter flies fast and furious, but Hannah’s well-wrought artifice crumbles as her fears take hold.
The Visitor from Philadelphia is a wife who arrives at the suite, catching her husband “en flagrante delicto” with a drunken hooker.
Visitors from London Academy Award nominee Diana returns from the ceremony empty-handed to her husband, Sidney, whose homosexuality will be no comfort tonight.
The Visitors from Chicago are two couples ending a disastrous vacation they should not have shared.
Neil Simon at his most humane, compassionate best.
   
Director: Erin Guard
Performances:  May 3, 4, 10, 11 – 2019 at 8:00pm   May 5, 2019 at 3:00pm
   
CAST:
VISITORS FROM NEW YORK:
Shelli Koffman- Hannah Warren  
Dennis Mahoney- William Warren  
VISITORS FROM PHILADELPHIA:
Patrick Martin- Marvin Michaels 
Jessica Ramos- Bunny  
Rochelle Longwill- Millie Michaels  
VISITORS FROM LONDON:
Todd Barton – Sidney Nichols  
Sharon Buchholz- Diana Nichols 
VISITORS FROM CHICAGO:  
Sam Dressler- Mort Hollender 
Angela Robb- Beth Hollender  
Harrison Rothbaum- Stu Franklyn 
Jessica Ramos- Gert Franklyn  

 

West Side Story

 

 
West Side Story takes place on New York’s West Side in the mid-1950s amidst widespread racial and social tension. The show begins as a war is building between two rival gangs fighting over the same piece of turf: born and bred New York boys, The Jets, and Puerto Rican immigrants The Sharks. In the midst of the battlefield are two young romantics, good-boy Tony, a Jet ready to leave the gang life behind, and wide-eyed Maria, the sister of Sharks leader, Bernardo. When Tony and Maria unexpectedly meet and fall for one another, tension between the rival groups only escalates, leading to a bloody and senseless rumble that costs both sides young lives. In spite of the violence, the true story at the core of the show is two lovers trying to find a way to be together—and whether either can survive when hate and ignorance are unwilling.
From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. 
 
Performances:  March 1, 2, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 – 2019 at 8:00pm   March 3 & 10 – 2019 at 3:00pm

The Cast

 
Maria: Alicia Culleton 
Tony: Bryan Umberto Hoyos
 
JETS:
Riff: Ryan Simme 
Action: Chris Betzler 
A-rab: Danny Siefert  
Baby John: Andrew Shepard
Big Deal: Vince Vuono
Diesel:  Kyle D’Angelo
Snowboy: Dave Cinque
 
 
SHARKS: 
Bernardo: Tell Vanfosson-Williams IV
Chino: Nick Adinolfi
Pepe: Danny Murphy
Toro: Richard Steinhardt
Indio: Charles Arterbury
Luis: Hunter Thorsen
 
JET GIRLS:
Anybodys: Mary Beth Gries 
Velma: Maggie Szeder
Graziella: Kimmy Faughey
Minnie: Chrissy Kopaczewski
Clarice: Katie Brown
Pauline:  Carolyn DeMayo
Carol: Talia Kassie
 
SHARK GIRLS:
Anita: Laura Cilia   
Teresita: Diana Allen [Somewhere Soloist ]
Rosalia: Maria Leonetti 
Consuelo: Gabriella Grosso 
Francisca:  Kristen Danley
Estella: Lisa McBrearty
Margarita: Shelsy Tity
 
ADULTS: 
Doc: Stephen Kuerschner
Schrank: Neal Pizzano
Krupke: Lee Schlesinger
Glad Hand: John Cochrane jr
 

Production Team

 
Director: Linda Galati Hunt
Music Director & Conductor: Raquel Garcia
Choreographers: Kenneth Fisher, Maggie Szeder
Assistant Director: John Cochrane jr
Accompanist: Judy Large
Stage Manager:  Gabrielle Cherelli