March 1 - 25
The New Gershwin Musical
Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
'S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical, is an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the brilliant music and lyrics of brothers, George and Ira Gershwin. The melodies flow through five mini-musicals inspired by stories of young love. Audiences are transported to the different places, times and styles that made the Gershwin brothers the most successful songwriting team in musical history. First it’s New York City in 1916, moving to Paris in the 1930s, Hollywood in the ‘40s, New Orleans in the 1950s and ending in the present day. ’S Wonderful pays a nostalgic tribute to the incomparable songbook of George and Ira Gershwin, featuring over featuring over 42 songs, including "Someone to Watch Over Me," "I’ve Got Rhythm," "Embraceable You," "Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off," "Love is Here to Stay" "Shall We Dance," "Rhapsody in Blue." and more. ‘S Wonderful takes you on a nostalgic ride that has been called "a gem for Gershwin lovers, young and old."
The WBT production, stars Tripp Hampton, Deidre Harren, Stacey Harris, Mary Millben, Blakely Slaybough and Sean A.Watkins. The production is directed by Ray Roderick, choreographed by Vince Pesce, The musical director is Ken Lundie. Set design is by Steven Loftus, Costume design by Andrew Hemesath, Lighting design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound design by Jonathan Hatton and Mark Zuckerman. Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas and the Assistant Stage Manager is Ron Rogell. Properties by Grumpy’s Props.
Photos by John Vecchiolla
In this special Black History Month production, a vibrant cast tells the story of Mark Twain’s classic novel, one of our nation’s greatest pieces of literature, re-imagined with powerful dialogue and heartfelt song featuring music and lyrics by Roger Miller. Big River sweeps the audience down the mighty Mississippi as the courageous Huck Finn, played by Anthony Malchar, frees a salve named Jim, played by FaTye, and the two develop a relationship that transcends the prejudice of their time. The show, directed by John Fanelli, brings the timeless themes of diversity, acceptance, respect and freedom front and center in this inaugural Black History Month production at the WBT.
Photos by Jordan Matter
November 30 - December 23
A Christmas Musical by Tony Javed and David Edwards
A modern day family rediscovers the true meaning of the season in this heartfelt musical filled with holiday music. With a soldier son hoping to return home from Afghanistan for Christmas, a daughter on the West Coast finishing final exams, and younger children preparing for a Christmas pageant, the holiday season for this “typical” American family can get pretty hectic. This delightfully touching musical follows their journey from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, as they surmount the challenges of modern life and rediscover the true meaning of Christmas and the blessings of family.
Credit: PHOTOS BY JOHN VECCHIOLLA
September 22 - November 27, 2011 and December 28 - January 29, 2012
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play "Pygmalion"
and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture.Book and Lyrics by Jay Lerner and Music by Frederick Loewe
Directed by Charles Repole Musical Direction by Leo Carusone Choreography by Michael Lichtefeld
Starring: Jennifer Babiak, Tom Galantich and William McCauley
Photos by John Vecchiolla
SEUSSICAL June 16 -August 1, 2011
The Family Theatre Production of SEUSSICAL, The Musical Based on The Stories by Dr. Seuss, Music By Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Directed by John Fanelli, Musical Direction by Michele DeAngelis, Choreography by Lexie Frare. The powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant in a story that makes you laugh and cry. Starring Augie Abatecola of Mt. Kisco, as The Cat in the Hat. Christine Gavin of Ossining will play Mayzie LaBird, Brian Krinsky of East Stroudsburg, PA, is Horton the Elephant. Fatye Francis of White Plains will portray Wickersham. Mackenzie Larrabee of Ridgefield, CT and Sofia Singer of North Salem will alternate as Cindy Lou Who, Lauren Lucksavage of North Massapequa, will be Gertrude McFuzz, and Matt Stout of Dobbs Ferry is Yertle the Turtle/ General Ghengis Khan Schmidtz.The Cast includes: Brittany Bonamass, Cores Jasmine (Mamaroneck,) Corrao Joe (Thornwood), Micah Cowher (New York), Antonio Dell'Orto (Scarsdale), Alyssa DiPanfilo (Bronxville), Emelia Ducic, Grace Fanelli, Jackson Fanelli and Ryan Fanelli (all of Yorktown Heights), Stephanie Ferreira (Mt. Kisco), Lily Fialkovic (Yonkers), Carina and Gianna Florio (Pleasantville), Jonathan Genovese (Valhalla), Julia Gold (Katonah), Marissa Heintzmann (Pleasantville), Pierson Holliday (Sleepy Hollow), Jennifer Jonas (Goshen), Kenzie Kyle (Ossining), Michele Laino (Dobbs Ferry), Hannah Lewis, Melissa Magaliff (White Plains), Tara Mazur (Ridgefield, CT), Lauren and Kayla Moore (Mt. Kisco), Allison Mucciolo (Mt. Kisco), Sami, Kimmi and Lexi Nauss (Katonah), Gabriella Palminteri, Elena Pascullo (New York), Molly Perrine (Bedford), Jeff Raab (Chappaqua), Jenna Rush (Pleasantville), Joey Sanzaro, Carolyn Savoia (Ridgefield, CT), Noah Silverman (Armonk), Rebecca Simpson-Wallack (Briarcliff Manor), Staubi Lexi (Rye), Shannon and Tim Stout (Dobbs Ferry), Hope Sullivan (Valhalla), Kiah Thomas (Port, Chester), Lauren Wagner (Yorktown Heights), Katelyn Williams (Carmel) and Ashley Zeitler (Ossining)
Production staff Includes:Assistant Director: Alyssa Gomez, Associate Conductor: Stephen Ferri, Set Designer: Steve Loftus, Costume Designer:Taylor Martin, Lighting Designer: Bob Durso, Sound Designer: John Hatton, Props Designer: Ki Bird, Production Stage Manager is Colleen Till .