Stories & Cast Interviews
CONVERSATION With MAURY (Yeston)!
Maury Yeston, Oscar Nominee & Tony award winning Composer of NINE will discuss his show & will offer a question and answer opportunity to the audience before the performance of NINE on Friday, March 26th!
Here is a chance to ask him about the show and his experience with the Tony Award Winning Musical and the newly released major Motion Picture.
Wonder what Guido is really thinking? And the women? Get the insights from the source! Do not miss this One Night Only event!
The Boys in NINE!
Several very talented, young, local actors are appearing in NINE! Read on to find out about their experiences in the Acting game!
Serraghina (Cari Chrisostomou) with (Clockwise from left: Zach Rand, Adrian Nobile, Troy Tripicchio, John Carlos Lefkowitz, Ryan Jones, Travis Ramirez) & Robert Cuccioli Perform "Be Italian".
Ryan Jones is 10 years old and is from
John Carlos Lefkowitz is the youngest of 7 siblings, so he's had an audience all his life. When he was 4 he sat backstage while his mom was working on the crew for the Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble’s (RYDE) Nutcracker. John Carlos watched the Mouse King from the wings and asked, "What do I have to do to be the Mouse King?" His Mom told him he had to study ballet and get much bigger. He started ballet lessons at Coupe Theater Studio in Nanuet immediately, and has added jazz and tap classes as well. He has been Fritz in RYDE's production of the Nutcracker for the past three years, and is very much looking forward to dancing in the Spring Demo this June. He is still waiting to get big. In addition to dance, John Carlos studies piano at Rockland Conservatory and also takes Aikido lessons. He enjoys reading, drawing, skiing, and math. He's not sure what he wants to be when he grows up, but he thinks he's narrowed it down to artist, dancer, or scientist. John Carlos is loving his time with the cast of Nine. He loves the music, being on stage, and the people he's met. He said, "I've made so many new friends! "He is a third grade student at the Blue Rock School in
Adrian Nobile has a hard act to follow considering he has 18 year old TRIPLET brothers! But,
Travis Ramirez (Young Guido) is 11 years old and is from Croton On Hudson. Though he had no "professional" training, he auditioned for the part of Young Guido in Nine at the suggestion of his middle school music teacher. He is having the time of his life in the show and if you asked him about the experience he would simply say he's "enjoying the experience, happy to be in the company of such talented people and overall, just having fun." It's all new to him. He loves the cast & crew and credits them in helping him feel comfortable and confident in his role, from the very first day of rehearsals. When not at the theater or in school, Travis enjoys playing video games, watching baseball, football, and movies, and basically just hanging out with his family and friends. He has been taking piano lessons for a couple of years and his favorite subject in school is English. He loves to go on family vacations, particularly cities rich in American history. During such a trip to our nation's capitol, which included a tour of the White House when he was 5 years old, Travis decided he would like to be President someday.
Zach Rand (Young Guido) got his start in theatre when his big sister Olivia first started performing at Yorktown Stage. It was there that Zach learned about the loving family of the theatre. An avid "watcher" it was two years before he asked to give the stage a try. He began as a lollipop kid in The Wizard of Oz and never turned back. After performing locally in many shows, he landed the role of Gavroche in the revival of Les Miserables on Broadway where life changed forever. Just 9 months before, Zach's oldest sister, Chloe, died and at a time when the family was in deep mourning, Zach's entrance on Broadway brought new life to the entire family. Just weeks after being the last Gavroche to ever perform on a Broadway stage, Zach was cast in Mary Poppins on Broadway where he spent 14 months performing as Michael Banks. He went on to the National Tour of Mary Poppins which was his first experience with seeing and living in other parts of the country. He lived in
Troy Tripicchio is a 13 year old 7th grader currently attending
Feelin' a wee bit Irish?
Celebrate with The Glorious Irish Tenor, Ronan Tynan!
Ronan Tynan, introduced to international audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors, became known for his unique voice and irresistible appeal. His legs were amputated in his twenties due to a childhood disability, but he went on to become a medical doctor, international recording star and motivational speaker. Tynan rose to great fame in New York after 9/11 performing at many benefits and memorials for fallen members of the NYPD and FDNY. His performance at the Yankee games in those dark months cemented his legend. His album, Ronan, with the heartfelt song "Passing Through" honoring his mother who suffers from Alzheimer's, was the 8th best-selling classical album of 2005. ONE NIGHT ONLY Monday, March 15th!