June 13 - August 11, 2013 Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, Directed and Choreographed by Jonathan Stahl, Musical Direction by Leo Carusone Photos by John Vecchiolla
April 11 - June 9
Guys and Dolls, subtitled “A Musical Fable of Broadway” is set in the colorful world of New York City in the mid 20th century. It is considered one of the greatest musicals of all time. Guys and Dolls is populated with gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls and beautiful showgirls, and has one of the greatest musical scores in the history of American theatre. Including Frank Loesser hits; “Luck Be A Lady”, “Guys and Dolls”, “If I Were A Bell”, and “Sit Down Your Rockin’ The Boat”.
The Cast features: Gary Lynch as Sky Masterson, Courtney Glass as Sarah Brown, Michael Brian Dunn as Nathan Detroit, Allie Schauer as Adelaide, Jayson Elliott as Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Sheldon Henry as Benny Southstreet, Laura Cable as General Cartwright, Tony Triano as Arvide Abernathy, Jeff Brooks as Big Jule, Roy Thomas as Harry The Horse, Jonathan Stahl as Rusty Charlie and Jody Cole Wood as Lt. Brannigan.
The Multi-talented ensemble includes Amy Brewer, Matthew Dailey, Ryan Koss, Leah Landau, Ryan Patrick Lingle, Lisa Rohinsky, Jonathan Stahl, and Jody Cole Wood.
The productions is Directed and Choreographed by Richard Stafford, Associate Director and Choreographer is Jonathan Stahl.
The Musical Director is Jihwan Kim. Photos by John Vecchiolla
February 7 - March, 17 The 2008 Tony Award winning musical In the Heights takes a local stage for the first time. Directed by John Fanelli and presented by his Standing Ovation Studios, the production features a blend of talent and crew from Broadway and the national tour with regional performers.
Arielle Jacobs returns to the role of Nina after starring in the national tour and on Broadway. Perry Young will star as Usnavi, Christina Aranda as Abuela Claudia, Dancer Michael Fielder, also from the tour and Broadway cast, comes to Westchester performing under the direction of tour choreographer Morgan Marcell , and assistant/dance captain, Antuan “Magic” Raimone . The show features the original Broadway choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler for which he won the Tony. Regional talents include FaTye of Dobbs Ferry in the role of Benny, Joey Sanzaro of Pleasantville as Piragua, and Shelton Becton, vocal coach based in Pomona and musical director on numerous Broadway productions.
The Cast features Ryan Alvarado, Christina Aranda, Devon Buchanan, Sarita Colon, FaTye, Michael Fielder, Greer Gisy, Lauren Guerra, Alannah Halliday, Arielle Jacobs, Gizel Jimenez, Greg Laucella, Nina V. Negron, Benjamin Perez, Antuan Magic Raimone, Joey Sanzaro, Nicole Paloma Sarro, Gabriella Sorrentino, Ariana Valdes, Voltaire Wade-Greene, Timothy Wilson and Perry Young.
Directed by John Fanelli, Musical Direction is by Shelton Becton, Morgan Marcell is the Choreographer,
Photos by John Vecchiolla
November 29, 2012 - December 31, 2012
Music By Doug Smith, Book and Lyrics by Vern Stefanic, Directed and Choreographed by Richard Stafford, Musical Direction by Leo P. Carusone
Based on a holiday tale, written by Valentine Davies and made famous by the movie of the same name, Miracle On 34th Street has music composed by Doug Smith and book and lyrics by Vern Stefanic. Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. A white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus brings about a genuine "Miracle on 34th Street," spreading a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy's and Gimbel's Department Stores, and convincing a divorced, cynical single mother, her somber daughter and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth. Filled with humor, spectacle and such wonderful songs as “This Is What I Live For,” “Just Imagine” and “I Believe In Miracles,” Miracle on 34th Street is a traditional celebration of the magic that is Christmas. This joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment! The movie won three Academy Awards; was ranked 9th by the American Film Institute on 100 years… 100 Cheers, a list of America's most inspiring films; and its fifth best film in the fantasy genre and has been selected for preservation in the United States Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."
Toni Triano will star as Kris Kringle, Garrett Long as Doris Walker, Sean Hayden as Fred Gailey, Gene Jones as Dr. Sawyer, Gary Lynch as RH Macy, Marguerite Wilbanks as Dr Pierce, Amelia Rose Allen and Zoe Wilson will alternate as Susan Walker.
Photos by John Vecchiolla
October 11 – November 25, 2012 and returns January 3 – February 3, 2013 Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics Sheldon Harnick , Book by Joseph Stein, Directed and Choreographed by Richard Stafford, Musical Direction by Leo P. Carusone, Starring Bill Nolte as Tevye
Photos by John Vecchiolla
August 30 – October 7, 2012
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Written by Caleb Porter and Abe Burrows.
The story revolves around the lovely Pistache, who owns the only café that features the sexy and provocative Can-Can. She spars with Aristide Forestier, a self-righteous judge, determined to close all Parisian dance halls. The show features the provocativly delightful Can-Can, the high-energy and physically demanding music hall dance which is a hybrid of the Polka and The Quadrille. First danced in circa 1822, it was outlawed for a number of years as immoral and prohibited by the police!
The WBT production features Glory Crampton as Pistache, Tony Lawson as Aristide, Lauralyn McClelland, as Claudine, Patrick Richwood as Boris, Charles West as Hilaire and William McCauley will play Paul. Hercule will be played by Michael Linden, Etienne by Joshua Phan-Gruber and Todd MacIntyre is Theophile.
The multi-talented ensemble features: Bjorn Bolinder, Karolina Blonski , Courtney Chilton, Laura Elizabeth Henning, Chloe Hurst, Darrell T. Joe, Peter Marinos, Kaitlin Niewoehner, Elliot Reiland , Tim Roller and Marguerite Willbanks.
The production is Directed and Choreographed by Richard Stafford, Jonathan Stahl is the Associate Director/Associate Choreographer. The musical director is Craig Barna.
July 5 - July 29, 2012
The Family Theatre Company’s Production of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN, Directed by John J. Fanelli, Choreography by Greg Baccarini, Musical Direction by Kurt Kelley
When fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill comes marching into town, you know there’s going to be trouble right here in River City. His goal is to con the good townspeople out of their money, but Marian the Librarian has other plans. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best!
Based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey.
Our Production stars local actor, Scott Bierko as Harold Hill and Victoria Lauzun as Marian Paroo, Brandon Singel as Winthrop Paroo, Lexi Staubi as Amaryllis, Jeff Raab as Marcellus Washburn, Regina Singel as Mrs Paroo, Christina Tompkins as Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn, Peter Ackerman as Mayor George Shinn, DJ Folk as Tommy Djilas, Jennifer Jonas as Zaneeta Shinn. With FaTye, Martin Bonventre, Jimmy Tate, Brian Conklin as The Barbershop Quartet. Featuring: Tom Ammirato, Emily Apadula, Molly Brown, Jasmine Cores, Anthony Fante, Gianna Florio, Jeana Forman, Danny Hammond, Tony Harkin, Jonathan Genovese, Kenzie Kyle, Christopher Milano, Michelle Morris, Rene O'Neal, Nicole Sartor, Carrie Silvernail and Jill Twiss. C
Photos by Eli Silverman