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 2019 at 8pm and Nov. 3, 10 2019 at 3pm

 PRODUCTION STAFF

Director: John Cochrane, Jr.

Music Director/Conductor: Raquel Garcia

Choreographer: Lauren McGinnis 

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

Mr. Braithwaite/Older Billy/Miner – Richard Steinhardt 

Miner – Quintin Seifert

Miner – River Seifert

Miner – Rich Pogolowitz

Scab/Miner – Andrew Shepard

Miner – Reed Rowan

Tall Boy/Posh Boy(Kevin) – John Apice       

Woman/Clipboard Woman – Hannah Weissmann

Woman – Kelsey Weber  

Woman – Destiny Twigg

Woman – Shannon Stillmun

Woman – Alexis Turbin

Woman – Michala Tivenan

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

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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 STAFF

Director: Christopher Betzler
Asst. Director: Danny Seifert

CAST

Ken Gorman – Sean Holleran

Chris Gorman – Lina Le

Lenny Ganz – Ross Druker

Claire Ganz – Stephanie Lavorgna

Ernie Cusack – John Lockyer

Cookie Cusack – Ellie Knickman

Glenn Cooper – Brett Quigley

Cassie Cooper – Maria Leonetti

Officer Welch – David Richman

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Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors LogoLittle 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.

Show Dates: November, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 – 2018 at 8pm and  November 4 & 11 – 2018 at 3pm

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: Justin Walsh

Music Director: Lynn DellaPietra

Choreographer: Gabrielle Impriano

Stage Manager: Asia Kolakowski

CAST

Seymour – Christopher Betzler

Audrey – Rachel Sweeney

Mushnik – Rachel Kaiser

Orin Scrivello – Brandon Marraffa

Crystal – Melany Rosa 

Chiffon – Meg Cranney

Ronnette – Gabriella Grosso

Audrey II – Richard Johnson (Voice) Rachael Basescu (Puppeteer)

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

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.

Show Dates:  May 3, 4, 10, 11 – 2019 at 8:00pm   May 5, 2019 at 3:00pm

PRODUCTION STAFF

Director: Erin Guard

  
CAST

VISITORS FROM NEW YORK:
Hannah Warren – Shelli Koffman 

William Warren – Dennis Mahoney  

VISITORS FROM PHILADELPHIA:
Marvin Michaels – Patrick Martin

Bunny – Jessica Ramos

 Millie Michaels –  Rochelle Longwill

VISITORS FROM LONDON:
Sidney Nichols – Todd Barton 

Diana Nichols – Sharon Buchholz

VISITORS FROM CHICAGO:  
Mort Hollender – Sam Dressler

Beth Hollender – Angela Robb

Stu Franklyn – Harrison Rothbaum

Gert Franklyn – Jessica Ramos

A House Divided

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. 

Book, Music and Lyrics by: Michael J. Salmanson, Maureen Kane Berg and Thomas C. Berg

Show Dates: May 4, 5, 11, & 12 2018 at 8 pm and 6 2018 at 3 pm 

PRODUCTION STAFF

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, and Moss Stern

Sister Act

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken, this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless.  A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

Show Dates: March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 – 2018

PRODUCTION STAFF

Director:   Michael Sherman

Music Director:  Raquel Garcia

Choreographer:  Maggie Szeder

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, Kristen Danley, Kate Reynolds, Renee Grant, and Crystal Nielsen
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Edwin Drood LogoBased on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this hilarious whodunit invites the audience to solve its mystery by choosing the identity of the murderer. The tale is presented as a show-within-a-show, as the Music Hall Royale – a delightfully loony Victorian theatre company – presents Dickens’ brooding mystery. Book, Music and Lyrics by Rupert Holmes

Show Dates: November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17 & 18 – 2017

PRODUCTION STAFF

Director: Barbara Burke Sherman

Music Director: Raquel Garcia

Choreographer: Tami Cohen Dimmerman

CAST

 John Jasper / Mr. Clive Paget – Danny Seifert

Mayor Thomas Sapsea / Mr James Hitchens – Michael Sherman

Neville Landless / Mr. Victor Grinstead – John Cochrane Jr.

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.

Show Dates: November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, & 19 2016 at 8 pm and November 6 & 13 2016 at 3 pm

PRODUCTION STAFF

Director: Linda Galati Hunt

Asst. Director: Michele Davis-Tortu

Choreographer: Tom Stumme

Band Director: Talia Yellin Fisher

Vocal Director: Mark Urmson

Stage Manager: Sarah Pogolowitz

Co-Producers: Ginny Swann, Brian Mahoney

CAST

Tommy – Cory Meccariello

Mrs Walker – Tara Dromgoole Feathers

Capt. Walker – Tom Lamphere

Uncle Ernie – Jon Rivkind

Cousin Kevin – Danny Seifert

Gypsy – Mia Mbuy

Sally Simpson – Suzanne Rainear

Minister/Mr. Simpson – Paul Joslin

Minster’s Wife/Mrs. Simpson: Dawn Sheppard

The Hawker – Barry Polis [Nov. 4, 6, 11,12, 19], Craig Ratner [Nov. 5, 12, 18]

The Specialist – Barry Polis

10 year old Tommy – Noah Salmanson [Nov. 4, 6, 12, 18], Quintin Seifert [Nov. 5, 11, 13, 19]

4 year old Tommy – Alex Nardo [Nov. 4, 6, 12, 18], Dakota Seifert [Nov. 5, 11, 13, 19]

Ensemble – Christopher Betzler, Tami Dimmerman, Megan Higgins, Paul Joslin, Aviva Legatt, Joel Legatt, Rachel Pogolowitz, Craig Ratner, Mike Salmanson, River Seifert, Liz Sutton, Maggie Szeder, and Christina Webster

BAND

Keyboards: Talia Yellin Fisher (conductor), Lynn DellaPietra, Brian Shapella

Guitars: Jon Cooper, Andrew Bowser

Bass: Kyle Ennis

Drums: Todd Feathers, James Dilks [matinees only]

French Horn: Peter Appelbaum

 

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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.”

Show Dates: March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 – 2017 at 8:00 pm and March 5, 12 – 2017 at 3:00 pm

Presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals

PRODUCTION STAFF

Director: David Ben Leavitt

CAST

Minstrel – Tali Trofa

Princess #12 – Isabel Bowser

Wizard – Robert Monroe

Lady Larken – Lindsay Kulp

Queen Aggravain – Michele Loor Nicolay

Prince Dauntless the Drab – Glen Haber

King Sextimus the Silent – Todd Barton

Jester – B. Ever Hanna

Sir Harry – Jason Schaum

Princess Winnifred – Kristen Danley

Ensemble – Tom Aberant, Christopher Betzler, Isabel Bowser, Liz Brennan, Mia Carter, Carolyn DeMayo, Alexandra Kohlburn, Jessica Lewis, Erin Maguire, Richard Pogolowitz, David Richman, Taylor Simone Simmons, Michael Stadnicki, Maggie Szeder, and Carmen Walton

 

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.

Show Dates: May 5, 6, 12, 13 – 2017 at 8:00 pm and May 7, 14 – 2017 at 3:00 pm

Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French

PRODUCTION STAFF

Director: Scott Grumling

Asst. Director: Tom Ryan

Stage Manager: Sarah Pogolowitz

Producer: Cheryl Chewkanes

CAST

Bernard – Tom Ryan

Jacqueline – Lauren Kerstetter

Robert – Anthony Marsala

Suzanne – Leah O’Hara

Suzette – Shelli Pentimall Bookler

George – Vinny Ali