Curtain Call's Summer Youth Theatre 2013:
For over twenty years, Curtain Call's Summer Youth Theatre has provided creative outlets for youth ages ten to twenty-one both on stage and behind the scenes. Overall, our Summer Youth Theatre provides nearly 100 hours of creative enrichment and interaction for youth with common interests under the guidance of a team of area professionals. (Participation fee $50.)
This summer, Curtain Call's Summer Youth Theatre will present not just one fantastic, musical production, but two:
Into the Woods
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Director/Music Director: George H. Croom
Associate Music Director: Elliot Weiss
CAST (in order of appearance)
NARRATOR Hale McSharry
CINDERELLA Rebecca Borowik
JACK Matthew Sperrazza
BAKER Max Helfand
BAKER’S WIFE Caroline Lellouche
STEPMOTHER Savannah Belle Miller
FLORINDA Talia Robinson
LUCINDA Ashley Snow
JACK’S MOTHER Bene Cordaro
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD Krystina Lyons
WITCH Madison Coppola
CINDERELLA’S FATHER Douglas Phipps
CINDERELLA’S MOTHER Zoe DePreta
MYSTERIOUS MAN Christopher Dehn
WOLF Andrew Restieri
RAPUNZEL Katherine Breen
RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE Brendan George
GRANNY Zoe DePreta
CINDERELLA’S PRINCE Will Strong
STEWARD Sam Strizver
GIANT Monica Harrington
SNOW WHITE Monica Harrington
SLEEPING BEAUTY Maggie Carucci
in Wonderland, Jr.
Book adapted and additional lyrics by David Simpatico
Music adapted and arranged and additional music and lyrics
by Bryan Louiselle (Based on the 1951 Disney film)
Director/Choreographer: Christy McIntosh-Newsom
Music Director: Shanna Renzi
CAST (in order of appearance)
ALICE Julia Morin
MATHILDA Juliet Royster*
CHESHIRE CAT #1 Katie Priscott
CHESHIRE CAT #2 Colleen Cassidy
CHESHIRE CAT #3 Mackenzie Grace McAlarney
WHITE RABBIT Talia Shapiro
DOORKNOB Cara Grasso*
SMALL ALICE Anna Morin
TALL ALICE Kennison Harmon
DODO Meredith Di Giacomo
TWEEDLE DEE Max DeLuca
TWEEDLE DUM Dante Joseph Stella
ROSE Justin Tarzia
PETUNIA Mary Cate Carlo
LILY Abigail Agabs
VIOLET Camilla Montoya
DAISY Emily Di Giacomo
CATERPILLAR Victoria Iparraguirre
MAD HATTER Samuel White
MARCH HARE Sara Rohan
QUEEN OF HEARTS Jacqueline Quinn
KING OF HEARTS Justin Royster
ROYAL CARDSMEN Sara Grant*, Grace McEvoy*
*will also appear as ensemble in other scenes.
CHORUS/ENSEMBLE (KIDS IN PARK, ROCK LOBSTERS, TALKING FISH, ROYAL CARDSMEN, UNBIRTHDAY PARTIERS, ETC.):
FIRST COMPANY MEETING & AD CANVASS DAY
Our summer begins with a meeting of all participants and parents Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10am. Continental breakfast will be provided. This is followed by our Ad Canvass. The day concludes with a pizza party at the theatre complex.
As Stamford’s longest-running and only year-round, non-profit, theatre-producing company, Curtain Call is thrilled to offer this program as a creative outlet where audiences can appreciate the talents of young artists in our community, but ticket sales do not sustain this program alone. In order to help underwrite the many costs associated with it, we need every company member to participate in our Ad Canvass which is the primary fundraiser for the production. We will assign teams by grouping older and experienced members with newer and younger ones, along with a volunteer or parent driver. Each group will be sent to designated area businesses to ask for their support by placing advertisements in our playbill. We will need approximately 14 drivers. Please contact me at email@example.com by June 12, 2013 to let us know if you’ll be able to drive, and how many seatbelts you have in your vehicle.
A packet is on its way to each of you containing pertinent information and forms to be filled and signed by parents. These forms, along with the $50 participation fee, are due upon June 15. If you have any questions, contact our Education Director Brian J. Bianco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRODUCTION AND CREW POSITIONS
ARE ALSO AVAILABLE!!!
Crew sign-ups for students entering 4th grade to age twenty-one are ongoing. Please contact our Education Director, Brian J. Bianco at email@example.com:
Our crew will work together on both SYT productions.
Also seeking eager Assistant Directors and Stage Managers for each production.
For more information contact Education Director:
Brian J. Bianco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are images from our 2012 production, KISS ME, KATE:
"Mr. Graham says I don't need diamonds...I glitter natural!"
She's a maid mad to marry any Tom, Dick or Harry!
He's come to wive it wealthily in Padua!
Yep. They hate men!
Were thine that special face? Wherefore those leather pants?!
IT'S TOO DARN HOT!!!
"...with ruffs and cuffs and farthingales and things."
Always leave 'em wanting more...more encores that is!
They say Shakespeare invented the soft shoe...
BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE!
Below are images from our 2011 production, LES MISERABLES: SCHOOL EDITION.
Javert and Valjean face off. Michael Sullivan (Guilford) as Javert.
Kyle McArthur (Stamford) as Gavroche.
Will Strong (Stamford) as Jean Valjean.
Below are images from our 2010 production, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.
Erzulie, Mother of the Earth, teaches Ti Moune that Mamma Will Provide.
The cast sings out with gusto under the music direction of Brian Frazier.
Director/Choreographer George Croom works with the cast on some the production's challenging "Croom-ography."
If the stage managers ain't happy - ain't NOBODY happy! Stage Managers Erica Blumrosen and Sara Zimmerman and Assistant Stage Manager Julia Zimmerman (all of Stamford) rejoice at the end of another highly productive rehearsal.
Below are images from our 2009 production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I.
John Schule (Stamford) as the King of Siam and Rachel Schulte (Stamford)
as Anna Leonowens
Heather Abrado (Stamford) as Lady Thiang
Lea Torelli (Old Greenwich) as the Angel
Katherine Breen (Stamford) as Tuptim
Curtain Call Youth Board 2012-2013
President - Brendan George
Vice President - Danny Ward
Secretary - Julia Zimmerman
Treasurer and Fundraising Manager - Will Hart
Historian - Meaghan Elliot
Volunteer Coordinator - Stephanie Hausman
Rebecca Borowik, Jordan Costa, Casey Kelly, Jacob Litt, Douglas Phipps, Cameron Riolo, Matthew Sperrazza,
Curtain Call Education Director and SYT Producer:
Brian J. Bianco
Youth Board Advisor: Tom DeSalvo
PAST SYT PRODUCTIONS
- 2012 Kiss Me, Kate
- 2011 Les Miserables: School Edition
- 2010 Once on This Island
- 2009 The King and I
- 2008 Seussical
- 2007 Peter Pan
- 2006 The Wiz
- 2005 Bye, Bye, Birdie
- 2004 Oklahoma
- 2003 Brigadoon
- 2002 The Pajama Game
- 2001 Babes in Arms
- 2000 Big: The Musical
- 1999 Hello, Dolly!
- 1998 Cinderella
- 1997 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
- 1996 Annie
- 1995 Once Upon a Mattress
- 1994 Gypsy
- 1993 Bye, Bye, Birdie
- 1992 Li'l Abner
- 1991 The Me Nobody Knows