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 

 

 
 

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
 
 

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

 

 

 

 

 

  

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 
   

 

The Who’s Tommy

Pete Townshend’s tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph is electrifying. Post WWII England, Tommy becomes catatonic after he witnesses the murder of his mother’s lover by his father. When his pinball playing ability is discovered, he is able to break from his catatonia and becomes an international superstar. This powerful tale of a deaf, mute and blind pin-ball player who becomes an international messiah bursts on the stage in this multi-award winning adaptation of the original chart-topping rock album. Hit songs include “Pinball Wizard,” “See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me,” “Sensation,” and more.

 

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Once Upon A Mattress

“The Princess and the Pea” is a well-known fairy tale, but wait until you hear the true version of the story. The Minstrel, both a character within the story and the narrator, first sings the traditional version—but then he notes that it is “not quite accurate.” Did you know that the princess who actually wins Prince Dauntless the Drab’s hand is the 13th candidate for the job? Or that it wasn’t the pea at all that caused her such a sleepless night? This charming adaptation of the tale is full of humor, romance, and royal comeuppance, and the songs are hilarious, melodic, romantic, and occasionally a bit bawdy. From the opening notes of “Many Moons Ago” through “The Minstrel, the Jester, and I” to “The Swamps of Home,” you’ll laugh and tap your feel along with the Prince, who declares “I’m in Love With a Girl Named Fred.”

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Don’t Dress For Dinner

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well…. suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.

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Brighton Beach Memoirs

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Part one of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn neighborhood. Eugene Jerome, Simon’s alter ego, is the narrator and central character of the plot, dreaming of baseball and girls, and coping with the family’s daily struggles along with his formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche and her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for heartwarming hilarity, served up Simon-style. As the clouds of war gather over Europe, this bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the story of a loving Jewish household where, as his father states “if you didn’t have a problem, you wouldn’t be living here.” Definitely one of Neil Simon’s best works, and a show not to be missed.

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