Stories & Cast Interviews

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Posted by: Pia Haas on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 12:00:00 pm Comments (1)
WBT Owners Bill & VonAnn Stutler celebrated their 50th Anniversary last month!  They met while college students at Michigan State. Bill was a Drum Major in the marching band. VonAnn took to coming to watch the band rehearsals since it was just outside her dorm. One thing led to another...  and Bill Proposed... just in time to stop Von Ann from marrying a very persistent policeman!  They were married on a Friday Night in 1962...  it was St. Patrick's Day, and the only night they could secure the church for the wedding!  They lived in Chicago until their move to New York in 1966. Then they had homes, over the years, in Ossining, Thornwood, Croton-on-Hudson, and presently in their lovely home on Candlewood Lake in New Milford, CT. They raised five children and have seven grandchildren!  On July 9, 1974, they opened the doors to "An Evening Dinner Theatre". They have worked closely together ever since  to keep theatre alive and  thriving in Westchester.  One of their secrets to a long and happy marriage, is to have special time alone together. Since the 80's they plan a yearly getaway to the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.  Congratulations!!!


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Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Posted by: Pia Haas on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

 Robert Patrick Ryan (right) as Warner, proposing to Vivienne (Lauren Blackman) 

I am originally from Boston, MA. I lived in downtown Boston with my parents until the age of three. After that, my brother, David, was born and my parents moved the family to a nearby suburb called Wellesley.

My family used to summer on Cape Cod all together in a big house in Truro, MA. I remember there was a large stage in the basement and that is where I began my first theatrical endeavors. I directed and performed in family reviews starring my cousins, brother, and myself. My grandfather, Bob Crane, is extremely charismatic politician in Massachusetts and also a fantastic performer. I think I learned the most about performing from watching him.

I first saw Legally Blonde in 2008 in my college dorm room at Boston College. We recorded the MTV special performance of the Broadway show and I must have watched it 10 times. I think the music and the story is hilarious and at the same time very poignant. The show has a lot of heart. This is my first time performing in Legally Blonde, but I hope its not the last!!

I really love Stephen Schwartz. I would give my left arm to play Fiyero in Wicked and probably another limb to play Elder Price in Book of Mormon which opened on Broadway last year.

I am a big foodie. I love food/wine, which leads me to the gym more often than not so I can stay in shape! I have been training for my first half marathon for the last 2 months. I run on May 11th, wish me luck!!

My iPod is a mix-match of musical theater and popular music. I have a lot of pump up music for my running, Lady Gaga usually gets me the most motivated. :-)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fundraiser for Breast Cancer.. LEGALLY PINK

Posted by: Pia Haas on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Westchester Broadway Theatre will host a fundraising event on April 5th, 2012, to help raise awareness about the great work being done to support people affected by breast cancer. On the occasion of our new show, LEGALLY BLONDE, we will donate $13.00 for every regular ful...l price ticket sold for the evening performance, to SUPPORT CONNECTION.
Call the box office at (914)592-2222, make a reservation and use the code “Legally Pink” or mention this benefit. It’s your chance to support this great cause… enjoy the Musical, Legally Blonde and to wear your best pink outfit!

SUPPORT CONNECTION is a  not-for-profit organization that has been offering free personalized support programs for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer since 1996. They provide emotional, social, and educational support services to women, their families and friends.  By providing their individualized services in a warm, caring environment, Support Connection has made a difference in thousands of lives.  e-mail: