Past Performances 1999
Directed by Peter Landry Music Directed by David Twiss Choreographed by Jeri Warren December 1999
From the composer/lyricist of “Godspell” and the co-director of “Les Miserables” comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith…not to mention centuries of unresolved family business!
Starring: Tim Recko, Rob Houle, Fatima Elmi, Chris Chew, Chris Casello, Joseph Andrade, Joanne Landry, Elisabeth Hughes, Sarah Freivald, Jacob Warren, Patrick Ramey and many others.
Directed by Rob Houle
Lost in Yonkers is a coming of age tale that focuses on brothers Arty and Jay, left in the care of their Grandma Kurnitz and Aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York. Their desperate father, Eddie, works as a traveling salesman to pay off debts incurred following the death of his wife. Grandma is a severe, frightfully intimidating immigrant who terrified her children as they were growing up, damaging each of them to varying degrees. Bella is a sweet but mentally slow and highly excitable woman who longs to marry an usher at the local movie house so she can escape the oppressive household and create a life and family of her own. Her brother Louie is a small-time, tough-talking hoodlum who is on the run, while her sister Gert suffers from a breathing problem with causes more psychological than physical. Missing much of the sentimentality of the plays comprising Simon's earlier Eugene Trilogy, Lost in Yonkers climaxes with a dramatic confrontation between embittered mother and lonely daughter that creates a permanent fissure in this highly dysfunctional family.
Starring: Eric Mello, Danny Bonora, Christopher Daly, Carolyn Aliskevicz, Joan Webber, Jason Cook and Darlene Henry
Directed and Music Directed by Jeff Williams Choreographed by Darlene Dickson and Jennie Membrino
West Side Story is the classic American musical of two rival youth gangs in New York City (Jets and Sharks) whose battle for turf and superiority provides the backdrop to an exploration of youth gangs, police relationships, prejudice and the romance of two young people caught in a violent cross-cultural struggle. The electrifying music of Leonard Bernstein and the prophetic lyrics of Stephen Sondheim hauntingly paint a picture as relevant today as it was fifty years ago.
Starring: Antonio Campagna, Chris Casello, Charles Grigaitis, Sean Higgins, Jimmy Hester, Matt Daigle, Gabriel Leel, Craig Cormier, Anthony Kirouac, Nicholas Ramey, Jessic Vescovi, Heather Antonelli, Evan Lalos, Ed Donlan, Paul Caouette and a large ensemble of singers and dancers
Directed by Vaughn West
The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time "Froggy" has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.
Starring: Rob Stack, Michael Brindisi, Cheryl Carter Miller, Jason Cook, Caitlin Woodward, David Caracappa, Danny Bonora, Ari Lew, and Paul Carter
Directed by Sandie Couture, Music Directed by Diane and Ted Cushing, Choreographed by Susie Michaud
In Nunsense I, when a wacky nun known as Sister Mary Amnesia regained her memory she recalled that she always wanted to be a country singer. In Nunsense II her dream became one step closer to reality when Reverend Mother landed a recording contract for her. In this show, Nunsense Jamboree, her dream has been realized as she headlines a brand new show promoting her debut album "I Could've Gone to Nashville." Cheered by audiences and critics alike as funny and fast-paced, this hilarious hoe-down is Nunsense fun with a Laugh-In-Hee-Haw-Grand-Ole-Op'ry slant.
Starring: Diane Cushing, Lynn Vaillancourt, Trish Aponte, Nancy King, Rick Gale, and Sandie Couture as Reverend Mother