A Carol For A Later Christmas
December 3 - December 27, 2015
Ever wonder what happens after "A Christmas Carol" ends?
Ten years later, Scrooge is dead and Tiny Tim is about to turn 21. Scrooge, like Marley before him, comes back to help Tim, no longer Tiny, make choices about love and career. Written in the style of Dickens with original, soaring music, by the team of Neil Berg and Nick Meglin (former editor of Mad Magazine), "Tim and Scrooge" is sure to become a new Holiday classic for young and old alike.
September 24 - November 29, 2015 and returns December 30, 2015 – January 31, 2016
Music by Jerome Kern and Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
Directed and Choreographed by Richard Stafford
Musical Direction by Ryan Wise
Our most spectacular production in years! Show Boat, the first great serious Broadway musical, combined the talents of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. The story, which spans almost fifty years, follows the lives, loves, and losses of a troupe of riverboat performers aboard the Cotton Blossom floating theater on the mighty Mississippi. Its timeless score contains some of the most beautiful and emotionally charged songs ever written for a musical, including "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" and "Make Believe" and “Ol’ Man River".
The show opened on Broadway at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 27, 1927. The show was a great success, running a year and a half, for a total of 572 performances. It has been revived numerous times. Two Film versions were produced by MGM. Our production stars Sarah Hanlon as Julie Laverne, Bonnie Fraser as Magnolia Hawks, John Preator as Gaylord Ravenal, Jamie Ross as Cap’n Andy, Karen Murphy as Parthy Hawks, Amanda Pulcini as Ellie May Shipley, Michael James Leslie as Joe, Daniel Scott Walton as Frank Schultz, and Inga Ballard as Queenie.
Featuring the talents of; Malcom Armwood, Eric Briarley, Erin Chupinsky, Micharel Dauer, Jonathan Freeland, Alia Hodge, Justin R.G. Holcomb, Celeste Hudson, Paul-Jordan Jansen, Leisa Mather, Zoie Morris, Gabriella Perez, Kristyn Pope, Adam Richardson, Roger Preston Smith and Karen Webb.
Set and Costume Design is by Michael Bottari and Ronald Case, Lighting Design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design is by Jonathan Hatton and Mark Zuckerman, Hair/wig design by Gerard Kelly. Steve Loftus is the Technical Director, The Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, Properties are by Grumpy Props. Lisa Tiso is the Producer.
Photos By John Vecchiolla
August 13, 2015 - September 20, 2015
She danced her way into our hearts in the arms of Fred Astaire, setting the gold standard for grace and elegance on the silver screen. In her surprising true-life story, we follow Ginger Rogers from the vaudeville stage at the age of 15 through her ascension to Hollywood goddess. The Musical is a candy box of show-stopping dance numbers and a parade of beloved songs. It is the story of a small-town girl from Texas who dazzled the whole wide world, playing everything from 'the girl next door' to the modern woman with a mind of her own. Discover some surprising revelations about the movie legend.
Photos by John Vecchiolla
April 9th - July 5th
Possibly the greatest musical ever created. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the musical is set in the turbulent fifties, on the mean streets of Manhattan's upper west side. West Side Story tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers Caught between two warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, Tony and Maria attempt to create a life together.This brilliant collaboration by Broadway greats Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim combines music, lyrics and dance into a timeless tribute to young love. "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America", "Somewhere", "Tonight", "I Feel Pretty".
January 29th – April 5th, 2015
Book and Lyrics By Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on "The Once And Future King" by T.H. White, Directed and Choreographed by Richard Sabellico, Musical Direction by Ryan Wise
Lerner and Loewe’s timeless masterpiece, Camelot was inspired by T. H. White's chivalric tale, "The Once and Future King”. It is considered one of history’s greatest love stories. King Arthur and his new queen, Guinevere, rule their kingdom with ideals of chivalry and peace, but the arrival of Sir Lancelot threatens the foundation of the realm in one of the most fabled love triangles of all time. Revel in the glorious music including, “Camelot”, "If Ever I Would Leave You", "The Lusty Month of May", "I Loved You Once in Silence", "What Do the Simple Folk Do?"
Directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran, Richard Sabellico, this exciting new, intimate, production focuses on the dynamic and rich, intense characters in this most regal of American musicals. The Musical Director is Ryan Edward Wise who recently worked with Richard on mounting this new version at The Mt. Gretna Playhouse in Pennsylvania.
Photos by John Vecchiolla
December 4th - December 28th, 2014
It Happened One Christmas Eve is the heart-warming story, about an infant left on the doorstep of an old brownstone rooming-house in Brooklyn on Christmas Eve, and the magic she brings to the lives of those who find her.
The show features a book by Bob Fitzsimmons, original music & lyrics by Steven Silverstein & Barbara Campbell, and musical arrangements by Steven Silverstein. The story of “It Happened One Christmas Eve” unfolds over several Christmas Eves. Told in flashback, it spans plenty of time periods: 1989 to 1919 to 1929 to 1938, 1941, 1944 and 1952. Then back to 1989.>br>
Photos by John Vecchiolla
September 25th – November 30th and December 31st – January 25th, 2015
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan.
Directed by Charles Repole , Choreographed by Michael Lichtefeld, Musical Direction by Leo Carusone
Starring George Dvorsky and Haley Swindal
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s award-winning South Pacific is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener. The musical is set on an island paradise during World War II and tells two parallel love stories against the dangers of prejudice and war and the importance of valuing diversity. Its portrayal of Americans stationed in an alien culture in wartime is as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949.The original play won 10 Tony Awards in 1949 and set the stage for a highly successful movie version in 1958 starring Rossano Brazzi, and Mitzi Gaynor. The piece won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950. The score contains many of the most recognizable songs in Broadway history, including “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,” “I’m In Love With a Wonderful Guy” and “There Is Nothing Like a Dame.”
Our Cast features Haley Swindal as Nellie Forbush, George Dvorsky as Emile de Becque, Zach Trimmer as Lt. Joseph Cable, Bill E. Dietrich as Luther Billis, Joanne Javien as Bloody Mary, Alison T. Chi as Liat, Brian Michael Henry as Stewpot, David Cantor as Commander Harbison, William Richardson as Professor and James Van Treuren as Brackett. The deBecque children will feature local children; Kyle Arzaga and Daniel Ward will alternate in the role of Jerome and Kaeleigh Picco and Isabella D’Erasmo will alternate in the role of Ngana.
Photos by John Vecchiolla
Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this musical contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score;“Over The Rainbow”, “Ding, Dong, The Witch Is Dead”, “If I Only Had A Brain”, “We’re Off To See The Wizard”, “The Merry Old Land Of Oz.”. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. A fantastic musical treat for the whole family.
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a hit musical! Mary Poppins is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abounds as she then whisks them away to meet chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and more. It features beloved songs such as "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "A Spoonful of Sugar" and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious". Believe in the magic of Mary Poppins and discover a world where anything can happen if you let it!
The multi-talented cast features: Lauren Blackman as Mary Poppins, Leo Ash Evans as Bert, Joe Dellger as Mr. Banks, Leisa Mathers as Mrs. Banks, Karen Murphy as Mrs. Brill, Peter Cormican as Admiral Bloom, Jan Neuberger as Miss Andrews, Mark Blowers, Sara Brophy, Laura Cable, Mark Donaldson, Maria Logan, Evan Mayer, Maggie McGrath, Kristyn Pope, Matthew Ranaudo, Roger Preston Smith, Matias Stegmann, Karen Webb and Eric Whitehead. Jane Shearin, Brandon Singel, Gabriel Reis and Michelle Moughan will alternate performances as Jane & Michael Banks.
The production is Directed and Choreographed by WBT favorite, Richard Stafford. Associate Director and Choreographer is Jonathan Stahl. The Musical Director is Leo Carusone, Set Design is by Steven Loftus, Lighting Design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design is by Jonathan Hatton and Mark Zuckerman, Costume Design is by Derek Lockwood, Wig design by Gerard Kelly and the Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, Properties are by Grumpy Props, Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer.
February 27 - May 4 Ovation Studios of Armonk stages its largest production with Ragtime, the Tony Award winning epic musical set in Westchester’s own New Rochelle. Directed by John Fanelli, Ragtime features a cast of 40 including NYC, national and local talent. The production marks the first time the show is presented at the Westchester Broadway Theatre, the longest running year-round professional equity theatre in the state of New York.
Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, this sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America tells the story of three seemingly unconnected families who wind their way through upper-middle class New Rochelle to Harlem and Tin Pan Alley to the immigrant melting pot of the lower East Side. Colorful characters reveal their belief in the American Dream through fiery rhythms, heart-wrenching lyrics, bigger-than-life choruses, and ever-present ragtime melodies.
Photos by John Vecchiolla