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Westchester Broadway Theatre
THE WBT
st
NOW CELEBRATING
41 YEARS OF
BROADWAY MUSICALS
AND FINE DINING
WESTCHESTER
BROADWAY THEATRE
presents
PRODUCTION
ABoUT “GoDSPELL”
Godspell was originally a Carnegie Mellon
University project for John Michael Tebelak’s
master’s thesis. Tebelak developed the play’s
concept, which connected Bible parables with
actors behaving like clowns in order to bring
a joyful and spontaneous feeling to the material. The first score, written by a friend of the
director, attached rock music to a set of lyrics
from hymns and psalms. This original version
was performed at CMU in 1970. The show
was quickly optioned for an Off-Broadway
production.
Composer Stephen Schwartz, another alumnus of Carnegie Mellon’s theater department,
was hired by the producers to write a new song
score for the upcoming Off-Broadway version.
Schwartz (who would go on to write the score
of Wicked, among others), incorporated a variety of musical styles, from pop to folk rock,
gospel and vaudeville.
Schwartz said, “It just had to be musicalized in
a way that was more accessible or emotional,
and had more variety.” He said, “I come not
from a Christian upbringing and therefore
I really didn’t know the New Testament. I
was reading some of these parables for the
first time and the hymns that I set with new
music for the show are all from the Episcopal
Hymnal. I basically was responding to the
material fresh, for the first time.” This fresh
approach coupled with his background in theatre and popular music, gave rise to the joyful
Godspell score.
“Godspell’s presentational, comically improvisational style appeals to just about everyone.
Perhaps the greatest tribute to the show’s
popularity is the fact that its unabashedly religious subject matter hasn’t prevented it from
receiving countless stagings in every conceivable venue.”
Godspell went on to become an off-Broadway hit
in 1971 and ran for 2124 performances. It then
opened on Broadway in 1976. The show went
on to have runs in London and Toronto (whose
cast included victor Garber, SCTv alumni
Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Dave Thomas
and Martin Short, as well as SNL’s Gilda
Radner and musical director, Paul Shaffer.)
A successful movie version was made in 1973.
This film version uses New York City as its
stage. Among its highlights is a view from a
helicopter above the newly built World Trade
Center towers. The show was revived on
Broadway in 2011, and it has played all over
the world and with numerous touring companies as well.
Godspell leaves one with compelling messages
about love, compassion, forgiveness, community, hypocrisy and giving one’s life for one’s
beliefs.
– PIA HAAS
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BOB FUNKING
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Present
Conceived and Originally Directed by
Music and New Lyrics by
JOHN-MICHAEL TEBELAK
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
Originally Produced on the New York Stage by
EDGAR LANSBURY
STUART DUNCAN
JOSEPH BERUH
Starring
Xander Chauncey
Kareema Castro Khouri
Nicholas Park
Nathan Andrew Riley
Corinne Scott
Jonathan Stahl
Josh Kenney
Greta Kleckner
Devon Perry
Gilbert D. Sanchez
Sarah SmithTon
Karley Willocks
Musical Direction
WILLIAM STANLEY
Set Design by STEVEN LOFTUS
Costume Design by
Lighting Design by
MATTHEW HEMESATHandrew gmoser
Sound Design by
Properties by
Production Stage Manager
Associate Producer
jonathan hattongrumpy’s props
VICTOR LUKAS
LISA TISO
Associate Director/Choreographer
JONATHAN STAHL
Directed & Choreographed by
john fanelli
GODSPELL 2012 version presented through special arrangement with
MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTI)
All authorized performance materials also supplied by MTI
421 W 54th St., New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com
OPENING DATE: July 9, 2015
CLOSING DATE: August 9, 2015
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WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE
CAST
Gilbert D.
Sanchez
Xander
Chauncey*
as Jesus
as John & Judas
Josh
Kenney*
Kareema
Castro Khouri*
Greta
Kleckner
Nicholas
Park*
Devon
Perry*
Nathan
Andrew Riley*
Sarah
Smithton*
Karley
Willocks*
Male Standby............................................................. jonathan stahl*
Female Standby..............................................................corinNe scott
Dance Captain........................................................... jonathan stahl*
Rehearsal Assistant Stage Managers.............. duane mcdevitt* &
amanda M. stuart*
Understudies/Standbys never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement
for the appearance is made at the time of the performance.
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the only professional union for Actors and Stage Managers.
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MUSICAL NUMBERS
– ACT ONE –
“Prologue” ......................................................................................................... Company
“Prepare Ye”.............................................................John the Baptist and Company
“Save The People” ......................................................................Jesus and Company
“Day by Day” ............................................................................. Sarah and Company
“Learn Your Lessons Well” ................................................................................Greta
“Bless the Lord”................................................................... Kareema and Company
“All for the Best” ............................................................Jesus, Judas and Company
“All Good Gifts”..................................................................... Nathan and Company
“Light of the World”................................................................... Josh and Company
– intermission –
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MUSICAL NUMBERS
– ACT TWO –
“Learn Your Lessons Well” (reprise) ........................... Devon, Sarah and Greta
“Turn Back, O Man”.............................................................Karley and Company
“Alas For You” .........................................................................................................Jesus
“By My Side” † ......................................................................... Devon and Company
“We Beseech Thee” ..............................................................Nicholas and Company
“Beautiful City” ......................................................................................................Jesus
“On The Willows” .....................................................................Judas and Company
“Finale” ............................................................................................................. Company
†
Written by Peggy Gordon, Lyrics by Jay Hamburger
– Musicians –
WILLIAM STANLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conductor/Keyboards
JOHN BOWEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Conductor/Keyboards
KEN ROSS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Percussion
DAvID SCHOOP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guitar
JORDAN JANCZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bass
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who’S who
XANDER
CHAUNCEY (John and
Judas) is so happy to be
playing with his WBT
family again! WBT: Jekyll
and Hyde (Jekyll/Hyde);
Titanic (Barrett); It
Happened One Christmas Eve (Buddy) NYC: The
Magdalene (Peter, Original Off B’way
Cast); Perfect European Man (Eugen Sandow,
Original Off B’way Cast); Jack London: Sex, Love
& Revolution (Jack); Fountain of Youth (Anton:
Orig. Cast Recording). A FEW FAvES:
Titanic (Barrett, Best Actor in a Musical:
broadwayworld.com); Phantom (Phantom);
The Full Monty w/ Elaine Stritch (Keno);
Spamalot (Lancelot, et al); Altar Boyz
(Matthew); West Side Story (Bernardo, Riff);
Footloose (Ren, Chuck); CATS (Munkustrap); Bea
uty and the Beast (Lumiere); Urinetown (Bobby);
Confessions of A Blue Collar Actor/Medium
(Himself). Xander studied acting with William
Esper. @xanderchauncey. 4bbb
COLUMBUS DAY
CELEBRATION
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Ciao
STARRING
Vincent
Talarico
AND HIS BAND
Monday, October 12
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JOSH KENNEY is
thrilled to be a part of
Godspell and working with
the incredible WBT.
Regional: Perchik (Fiddler
on the Roof), Lawrence
Andrews (The Andrews
Brothers), Robbie Faye (A Man of No Importance).
Recently finished a run in FABULOUS! at the
Times Square Arts Center originating the role
of Bud/Jane Mann. Thanks to About Artists
and to Mark P. Love to his family and most
importantly to K, M, and D for their unconditional love and unwavering support.
KAREEMA CASTRO
KHOURI A Graduate
of AMDA in NYC. Has
received awards/recognition from Florida’s Governor; Florida’s Secretary
of State at the Kremlin
Palace in Moscow. Has performed in Sheila’s
Day (Lincoln Center), Sistas The Musical (St.
Lukes Theatre), Working (Caldwell), Motherhood
the Musical (Miniaci), Disney’s Festival of the Lion
King (Hong Kong), Disney Dreams, Hercules the
Musical (Disney Cruise Line), The Blues Brothers
Show in Universal Studios (Japan), Respect
(Boston). She treasures her family, husband
Antoine, sons Kareem & Zenn, mom Daisy, and
will always have the loving memory of her
father in her heart, “For you I sing.”
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SIMPLY
DIAMOND
Brian La Blanc
Returns in a Stunning
Live Performance!
SWEET CAROLINE
CRACKLIN’ ROSIE
FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS
Tuesday, October 20
WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE
THE FUTURIST
Adam
Trent
Featured Star
of Broadway’s
Hit …“The
Illusionist.”
Tuesday,
October 27
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who’S who
GRETA KLECKNER
Westchester Broadway
Theatre Debut! Favorite
credits include: Damn
Yankees! (National Tour),
Mame (Gooch, Allenberry
Playhouse), Marvelous
Wonderettes (Missy, Allenberry Playhouse), Dirty
Rotten Scoundrels (Jolene, Pennsylvania
Playhouse). Thanks to the team at WBT for such
an amazing opportunity, to my family (both
blood related and soul related) for your kindness, and to my beloved Mama for your never-ending support. Love each other well, dear
friends.
BEATLEMANIA
NOW
“EXTRAORDINARY”
– NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, November 16
NICHOLAS PARK
Westchester Broadway
Theatre debut! New
York credits include the
Off-Broadway run of
Bedbugs!!! (Burt), Merrily
We Roll Along at Astoria
Performing Arts Center (Charley Kringas), Mr.
Irresistible (Billy), and Dear Edwina (Scott).
Regional credits include: tick, tick...Boom (Jon), All
Shook Up (Dennis), Altar Boyz (Mark), and Fiddler
on the Roof (Motel). Nicholas will also be playing
Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors this September
at Ivoryton Playhouse. Many thanks to everyone
here at WBT for welcoming me into the family.
Sending so much love to everyone here
at Godspell, family, friends, Avalon Artists
Group, Brad, and my Goose. For more info visit:
www.nicholasparkactor.com.
DEvON PERRY is
thrilled to be back at
WBT for this production
of Godspell. She recently
appeared at WBT in It
Happened One Christmas
Eve and played Dorothy
in The Wizard of Oz last summer. Originally from
Ohio, Devon graduated from the University of
Michigan’s musical theatre department. She is
also a professional musician. Many thanks to
TTH and the WBT community. Much love to
Mom, Blair, and Millie. Go Blue!
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SPECIAL NOTICES
Keyboard Programming by STEPHEN FERRI
Set Construction & Installation SCENE WORKS, Ossining, NY
Extra Special Lighting Equipment provided by SILENT G PRODUCTIONS, Yorktown Heights, NY
Assistant Lighting Designer KEvIN GLEASON
Assistant Costume Designer DAvID WITHROW
Stitcher PAMELA CUMMINGS
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who’s who
NATHAN ANDREW
RILEY is thrilled to be a
part of this production of
Godspell here at WBT. A
recent transplant from
Southern California,
Nathan participated in
the New York Musical Theatre Festival 2014 in
the new musical The Calico Buffalo.Nathan also
performs with Disney In Concert, singing nationally and internationally with some of the world’s
best symphonies. Favorite credits: How The
Grinch Stole Christmas (Palm Springs, Papa Who
u/s) The Old Globe Theatre; Hairspray (Seaweed
J. Stubbs) Moonlight Amphitheater; A
Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Musical
(Flute) Intrepid Shakespeare Company; Forever
Plaid: Plaid Tidings (Smudge) New Village Arts.
GILBERT D.
SANCHEZ (Jesus) Godspell is Gilbert’s WBT
debut and marks his 4th
time playing Jesus. Past
Messiah credits include
Godspell, Jesus Christ
Superstar and the 4th grade Passion Play at his
Catholic school. New York Credits: Cherchez la
Femme (La Mama), Evita (John W. Engeman)
and Allegro (APAC). Bless the Lord for my family, Mulgee and my Barbuto clan.
www.gilbertdsanchez.com
THE VIDEOTAPING OF THIS PRODUCTION IS A
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LAW AND AN ACTIONABLE FEDERAL OFFENSE
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CORINNE SCOTT
(Stand By) is thrilled to
make her Westchester
Broadway debut with
Godspell! Previous credits
include Anna Mae/Afua
Assata Ejobo in By The
Way, Meet Vera Stark (The REP at the Pittsburgh
Playhouse) and the ensemble of In The Heights
(Carrnivale Theatrics). BA Point Park University
2014. Many thanks to everyone involved, and a
special thank you to M&D. For Mom, who
played the Godspell OBC album in the car on
long road trips. SARAH SMITHTON
Selected credits: Lion,
Witch, and the Wardrobe
(National Tour); gilgamesh
& the mosquito (Sound
Bites/TNNY); Our Town
(Berkeley Repertor y
Theatre); Our Town (Barnstormers Theatre),
25th...Spelling Bee (Summer Repertory Theatre).
Recordings: Barefoot Persephone, After Edgar,
Frankie Silver. Other: co-creator/co-host of the
radio show Almost Always - available on iTunes.
Thanks to Jeffrey, Susan, Robert, C + E. For
Bear. www.sarahsmithton.com
Jonathan Stahl
(Associate Director/Choreographer/Assistant Stage
Manager/Male Stand By) is
a proud WBT veteran,
having been involved in
about 20 productions. He
has done everything from Ballet to Broadway
(Cats, Swing!) and from Denver to Dubai. He is
fortunate to add directing and choreographing to
his eclectic career -- starting at WBT with The
Christmas Inn, but getting acclaim with NINE starring Bob Cuccioli. In ’98 he did the National Tour
of Ragtime, on which he met his dear friend Austin
Colyer. Jonathan dedicates this production to his
memory. He also wishes to thank you, the audience, for your continued support of the Arts!
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America’s
Most Patriotic
Musical Show!
Tues., November 17
MATINEE & EVENING
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GLENN MILLER
ORCHESTRA
Tuesday, December 8
MATINEE & EVENING
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KARLEY
WILLOCKS is happy
to be making her WBT
debut! National Tours:
Joseph...Dreamcoat (Swing,
u/s Narrator), A Chorus
Line (Maggie). Regional
Theatre: Paper Mill Playhouse, Theatre Under
the Stars, Berkshire Theatre Festival. Television:
Secret Lives of Stepford Wives (Investigation
Discovery). Graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory and proud member of the USO Show
Troupe. Many thanks to handsome man
Williams for his coaching, love and support.
Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu.
JOHN FANELLI (Director/Choreographer) is
thrilled to be returning to WBT to direct
Godspell. John’s production company, Standing
Ovation Studios, has produced several shows at
the theatre over the past five years. His favorites
include In The Heights, Big River, Music Man and
most recently, Ragtime. He holds a degree in
Theatre Arts from the University of California,
San Diego. Mr. Fanelli has had more than twenty successful years directing, teaching and creating programs for young people in theatre arts.
John helped to establish a network of theater
programs for young people that spanned the
coast of California and reached to Auckland,
New Zealand. He returned to NY in 2004 and
developed Westchester Broadway Theatre’s
Young Artists of the WBT. He expanded his
reach and scope of programming by taking over
as Artistic Director for the Times Square Group
based in NYC, where he developed and implemented educational theatre programs for the
public schools of NYC. In 2006 John and
Nannette Fanelli founded their own non-profit
educational theatre company called The
Lighthouse Youth Theatre. LYT is an amalgamation of John’s professional and educational
talents that blend into one organization dedicated to training young people in the arts and giving them the tools necessary to succeed not only
in the arts, but in life. In 2012 they moved
Lighthouse into their state-of the-art studio
called Standing Ovation Studios in Armonk.
Having grown up in Westchester, John would
like to thank Bill Stutler, Bob Funking and Lisa
Tiso for giving him the opportunity to work in
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WHO’S WHO
the amazing Westchester institution known as
Westchester Broadway Theatre. He would also
like to thank his wife and three children for their
unyielding support and thanks to the entire cast
and crew on a job very well done.
William Stanley (Musical Director) last
conducted at WBT for the1999 production of
Camelot. He serves as rehearsal accompanist and
orchestra pianist for the Radio City Music Hall
Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes. He
was the associate conductor for the Dirty Rotten
Scoundrels first National Tour and the conductor
of Smokey Joe’s Café starring Gladys Knight
National Tour. Broadway credits: It Shoulda Been
You, Ghost, Sister Act, Jesus Christ Superstar, Newsies,
The Little Mermaid, Xanadu, The Lion King, Seussical,
Annie Get Your Gun, and Harry Connick Jr.’s Thou
Shalt Not. Off-Broadway: Avenue Q, Forbidden
Broadway, The Fantasticks, Newsical the Musical,
Altar Boyz, The Glorious Ones, Dessa Rose, Bingo,
Frankenstein, The Thing About Men, and Nunsense
A-men. Regional: Musical Director and conductor
of numerous productions at the Sacramento
Music Circus, Houston’s Theatre Under the
Stars, and Boston’s North Shore Music Theatre.
He is the proud father of Ella Stanley, who made
her professional theatre debut as a Munchkin in
WBT’s Wizard of Oz last summer.
STEVEN LOFTUS (Scenic Designer) has been
one of our resident designers since Kiss Me,
Kate in 2002. Some of his favorites at WBT
include Gypsy, Phantom, Aida, Miss Saigon and In
the Heights. As a set designer, Steve has provided
scenery for many regional theaters, colleges and
high schools around the Tri-state area. As well as
a few tours and special events at Lincoln Center.
Steve is also the owner of Scene Works Inc., a
fully serviced scene shop providing all aspects of
scenic design and fabrication based out of
Ossining, NY. He is most proud to be a father to
Elias and Aubrey. MATTHEW HEMESATH (Costume Designer)
WBT: It Happened on Christmas Eve, The Full Monty,
Buddy, Beauty and the Beast, Altar Boyz, Legally Blonde,
Christmas Inn, The Producers, Funny Girl, Sugar,
Miracle on 34th Street. Paper Mill: Little Shop of
Horrors, Funny Thing… Forum. Film & Television:
Assistant Designer on John Wick with Keanu
Reeves, Sesame Street, Gotham, America’s Got Talent,
All My Children, One Life to Live, Mozart in the Jungle.
Wardrobe staff on Saturday Night Live for eight
WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE
seasons and counting. MFA Carnegie Mellon,
Member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.
ANDREW GMOSER (Lighting Design) has lit
all of our mainstage productions since 1990.
Over the years he has created the sets and/or
lighting for a multitude of productions throughout Westchester and beyond, and is a proud recipient of the Cab Calloway Award for Outstanding
Contribution to the Performing Arts in
Westchester. Andrew loves his job designing lighting for all levels of theatre, from high school programs through professional Broadway-caliber
productions. For over thirty years he was set and
lighting designer (and from time to time, director) for Asbury Summer Theatre, and is preparing for his 23rd season with the MacHaydn
Theatre in upstate New York. Through his company, Silent G Productions, Andrew provides theatrical lighting design, equipment, and consultation for live theatre, dance, and concerts.
Andrew’s best and most important production is
with his lovely wife, Catherine: their sixteen year
old twins, Thomas and Elizabeth! Thank you, Bob.
VICTOR LUKAS (Production Stage Manager/
Properties) is happy to be home after spending
many years touring the country and having
played in every state. Broadway and Equity
National Tours include: Bring Back Birdie, Oh
Brother, Joe’s...Coat, Cats, Teddy And Alice, One Night
Stand, Woman Of The Year w/ Lauren Bacall, the
Twyla Tharp/Billy Joel musical Movin’ Out, Cy
Coleman’s Welcome To The Club and Barnum, Star
of Indiana’s Blast!, Blood Brothers with Petula
Clark, Carole King and Shaun & David Cassidy,
and Disney’s Aida. For the WBT he has stage
managed many shows including the acclaimed
Aida and Little Shop of Horrors, both directed by
Patricia Wilcox; Richard Stafford’s Gypsy with
Karen Mason; and Jonathan Stahl’s Nine. OffBroadway shows include Annie Warbucks, Travels
With My Aunt, Tuesday’s With Morrie, and Joan Of
Arc with Glenn Close. Favorite gig – Touring
with Petula Clark on her 2008 concert tour of
England and Wales. Victor also runs “Grumpy’s
Props,” a prop rental shop in Carmel NY.
Grumpy’s Props also specializes in home & commercial decorating for holidays & theme parties.
Visit us online at www.grumpysprops.com.
VON ANN STUTLER (Musical Contractor)
Since the inception of the theatre 41 years ago,
Von Ann has been responsible for putting
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together the excellent musicians which make up
our orchestra. Each show has unique instrumentation requirements. Von Ann, in consultation
with the musical director, determines the makeup and particular talented personnel to fulfill
the show’s requirements. Von Ann is a musician
having training in clarinet, piano and harp. She
was a voice major at Michigan State University.
She has raised 5 children and is the proud
grandmother of 7 (four girls and 3 boys).
LISA TISO (Associate Producer) is happy to be a
part of the WBT family which she joined in 1979
as a buffet girl. Lisa has worked in nearly every
department in our organization and, since 1991,
as Associate Producer and as Producer on over
25 mainstage productions. Lisa and her 21 year
old daughter, Carmen live in Ardsley with
Maximus, their very own Toto.
BOB FUNKING AND
BILL STUTLER
(Owners / Executive Producers)
On July 9, 2015, the Westchester Broadway Theatre
proudly celebrates its 41ST
Anniversary, as well
as the 25th Anniversary in this specifically
designed, state of the art theatre. Bill and Bob,
2004 inductees into the “Westchester County
Business Hall of Fame,” pioneered the Dinner
Theatre concept in Westchester when they
opened An Evening Dinner Theatre on July 9,
1974. Having designed and built An Evening
from the ground up as a theatre that serves dinst
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
PERSONAL SAFETY & COMFORT Please note exits in theatre. Exits are indicated by illuminated
“EXIT” signs. For the safety, comfort and enjoyment of yourself and others, please remain seated during
the performance. In the unlikely necessity of evacuation, an announcement will be made over the public
address system. Westchester Broadway Theatre is completely equipped with automatic sprinkler and
smoke detector systems which cover all areas of the theatre. In the event of power failure, a separately
powered, totally independent, battery-run lighting system is activated. Should you or one of your party
experience illness or unusual discomfort, please notify a service person or management immediately.
CAMERAS, RECORDERS The use of cameras and tape recorders during the performance is strictly
prohibited by New York State copyright laws.
CELL PHONES, BEEPERS Out of courtesy to the performers and everyone in the audience, please
refrain from using cell phones and electronic devices in the theatre. Please be sure to turn off the audible
features of these devices when in the theatre.
GRATUITY Our guests have asked for an approximation of the food portion of the ticket for purposes
of determining service gratuity which is not included in the ticket price. An amount equal to one-half of
your ticket price should be considered as the dinner portion. Our staff has enjoyed serving you and hopes
that our service has been to your satisfaction.
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WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE
WHO’S WHO
ner and lunch, they established their operation
as a cultural mainstay in the tri-state area. The
Westchester Broadway Theatre is the only year
round theatre in Westchester where Broadway
performers, directors and designers gather to
create the best in Musical Theatre. (They have
produced more shows than most Broadway producers. Godspell is our 190th Mainstage
Production.) The Westchester Broadway
Theatre is the longest running, 52 week a year
Equity theatre in the State of New York. Each
show is produced exclusively for the theatre and
each is approached in the same manner as
Broadway Productions: casting Broadway performers at auditions in New York City, and hiring the creative staff (Directors, Choreographers,
Musical Directors, Set, Costume and Lighting
Designers). On the dark nights of the musicals,
Bill and Bob have presented over 900 Monday
and Tuesday night specials and, in 1997, inaugurated the Gold Star Series of Concerts presenting Jackie Mason to a sold-out house. Other
great performers in the Gold Star series have
been Tom Jones, George Carlin, Paul Anka,
Wayne Newton, and Harry Belafonte. With the
continued support of the people of the tri-state
area, we pledge to continue to present the best in
theatre and dining.
Actors’ Equity
Association
(AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors
and stage managers in the
United States. Equity seeks to
advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.
Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member
of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an
international organization of performing arts
unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of
excellence. www.actorsequity.org
One Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, NY 10523
Box Office (914) 592-2222
Business Office (914) 592-2268
www.BroadwayTheatre.com
ADMINISTRATION
Bill Stutler - President
Bob Funking - Vice President / Treasurer
Lisa Tiso - Producer / Company Manager
Jeffrey Lifrieri - Assistant Treasurer / HR Manager
Janet Schwartz - Internal Auditor
Arlene Tiso - Bookkeeper
Pia Haas - Press / Public Relations Director
Steve Calleran - House Manager
Tarah Vega - House Manager
BOX OFFICE
Ron Schlichting - Box Office Manager
GROUP SALES
Heidi Giarlo - Manager (914) 592-2225
Jessica Tucci - Group Sales Coordinator (914) 592-2225
Patrick McGillicuddy - (914) 592-2225
Helen DeLago - (203) 637-9393
Joanie Varela - (646) 385-2936
LUXURY BOXES/GROUP SALES
Ginny Baisi - (914) 592-8730
KITCHEN
Alex Sampaio - Chef
Ryan Stutler - Dining Room Manager
Ann Marie Mosca - Asst. Dining Room Manager
TECHNICAL STAFF
Aaron Cassese - Automation
Mike Amabile - Deck Audio
Rana Attia - Wardrobe
Kayla Brought - Props
Seth Crosby - Spot Operator
Sarah Demarest - Sound Engineer
Peter Keegan - Spot Operator
Kristine Kuligowski - Light Board Operator
Colleen Till - Deckhand
ALL PERSONS SEEKING ADMISSION MUST
HAVE A TICKET, including children of any age.
IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING BRINGING
A CHILD to the theatre, feel free to contact
the Box Office with any questions regarding the content of the show. Although opinions on appropriate viewing may differ, we will
do our best to answer your questions regarding language, violence and adult situations.
Program Design by Ferguson Marketing
President: Raymond Ferguson
Art Director: Christine Fiedler Sarasin
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Produced For
Westchester Broadway Theatre
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WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE
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