Stories & Cast Interviews
Our Holiday Special features local Children.
Olivia Lombardi and Jeremy Lanuti will be featured in our upcoming children's Holiday Show on Dec 13th & 20th.
Olivia, who lives in Westchester County, is a sixth grader. She's been performing since she was five years old. Her favorite subject in Middle school is Social Studies. She has a pet chameleon named Charlie.
This is her third show here at WBT. Her favorite role so far has been as a member of Fagin's gang in Oliver.
When not performing she enjoys arts & crafts, baking and cooking. Her favorite holiday family tradition is shopping with her sister Sophia and her mom for a new ornament each year to hang on their tree.
Jeremy is a sixth grader from Orange County, who's been performing since age six. His favorite subject in school is Math. He has a pet dog named Chewey.
This is his third show on this stage as well. He performed with Olivia as part of Fagin's gang in Oliver. His favorite role thus far has been "the little boy" in Ragtime here at WBT.
Another Night Before Christmas is a show especially for the kids!! 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house... everyone was scrambling to get the Ice Queen to the North Pole before she melts! What?! Two siblings call on Santa Claus to save the day when chaos erupts on the night before Christmas. Join us for a funny and lively one hour family musical filled with lovable elves and holiday magic!
The show was written by Bob Fitzsimmons, music by Steven Silverstein and Barbara Campbell. (all Westchesterites) Directed by John Egan, (of Dobbs Ferry), Carol Arrucci is the Musical Director (of Ossining), Choreographed by Tom Coppola (of New Rochelle).
Booths Bearing Gifts
As The Holidays quickly approach, The malls are full of last minute shoppers looking for that unique gift. A good bet are the kiosks and booths which line the malls…with interesting, unusual choices and equally interesting people manning them!.
Westchester Broadway Theatre, not to be outdone, has booths in 4 nearby malls with very loyal and very dramatic employees there at their posts right up to Christmas Eve! Visit Danbury Fair, Poughkeepsie Galleria, Jefferson Valley Mall and The Palisades Center.
Gift certificates for two are available to the WBT. This is One-Stop Shopping! How Many Do You Need? They’re good for one year and the recipients choose the show.
Our Upcoming Season Includes Tony Award winning shows such as: Camelot, West Side Story, Showboat & much more! Ask the employees at the booth…perhaps they’ll sing you a preview!
"Younger Than Springtime!" Meet Alison T. Chi
Bloody Mary (Joanne Javien) Is The Girl We Love!
Joanne Javien Plays Bloody Mary in our Production of South Pacific. Before heading out to Bali Ha'i, she shared some thoughts with us!
"I grew up in Southern California, in a town called Cerritos, about 10 minutes from Disneyland. My family has a love and an appreciation for music. I was a very active, young girl. I wanted my Mother to get me a piano, so I was in piano lessons, dance lessons and singing lessons. My parents saw the love of singing and music that I had and they support me...they still do to this day. I'm very lucky.
I heard about "South Pacific" at a young age, I actually played Ngana when I was about 9 years old at a local college's production. This year, I've done "South Pacific" at Paper Mill Playhouse and Music Theatre Witchita, marking Westchester Broadway Theatre my third production of the show this year!!!!
Yes, I watched the movie years ago. I wish they made more movie musicals, especially the contemporary ones, just like they did back in the day. It would expand theatre into the mainstream...look at Chicago, Les Miserables...we need more of that out there in the world.
My favorite shows are Here Lies Love, Miss Saigon and Les Miserables. One of my dream roles is to be Estrella in Here Lies Love, Lady of the Lake in Spamalot and Sharon in Masterclass.