Academy for the Performing Arts

2008-09  Inaugural Season

ACT TWO

“Patience” (Peter Mills, Illyria)...................................................... Olivia Fine

Scrooge & Marley (Charles Dickens).......... Nick Hyland, Olivia Fine, Todd Maurer

Pygmalion (George Bernard Shaw)........................... Frances Furnas, Jill Tighe, 

                                                                  Katherine Gottsegan, Derrick Hann

St, Joan (George Bernard Shaw)............................................... Nikki Leavitt

Lifeboat (From “A Life in the Theatre”, David Mamet).................. Andy Larricio, 

                                                                                                                                         Bryan Kravitz

“Home”  (The Wiz).................................................................................................. Kyle Marbury

“Proposition”) (Camelot, Lerner and Lowe)................................. Derrick Hann

Linda (Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller)......................... Marrissa Greenwald

“Loverly” (My Fair Lady, Lerner and Lowe)................ Nikki Leavitt & Her “boys”

Martha (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Edward Albee)............ Shannon Leavitt

In the Trenches (From “A Life in the Theatre).......... Andy Larricio, Bryan Kravitz

The Rainmaker (N. Richard Nash)................ Katherine Gottsegan, Derrick Hann“I Feel Pretty (West Side Story, Bernstein).............. Zoe Conley, Gabriella Mack, 

Raisin in the Sun (Lorraine Hansberry).................... Jill Tighe, Lindsey Anderson

“Her Face” (Bob Merrill, Carnival)...............................................                      Nick Hyland

A Few Good Men (Aaron Sorkin).......................       Ethan Rosenfeld, Derrick Hann, 
                                                                                                         Alex Ward, Lindsey Anderson

“Wonderful Guy” (South Pacific, Rogers & Hammerstein)............ Julia Schonberg  & “the nurses”

MEDLEY 

     A New Life (Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll and Hyde)..................... Jessica Yafanaro

     I’m Here (The Color Purple, Willis, Bray, Russell)................... Gabriella Mack

     A Fine Line (Avenue Q, Lopez & Marx).............................. Shannon Leavitt

     “Impossible Dream” (Man of LaMancha, Darion & Lee)......................... Cast

ACT ONE

Ritual of the Bison............................................................................................................... Cast

Prologue (from “Celebration”)......................................................................... Jill Tighe

Amarilla, Mia Bella (Giulio Caccini...................................... Marissa Greenwald

“Oh, For a Muse of Fire” (Henry V, Shakespeare).......................... Nick Hyland

Oedipus (Oedipus Rex, Sophocles)..................................................... Derrick Hann

“He to Hecuba” (Hamlet, Shakespeare).......................................... Bryan Kravitz

“What Shall I Sing?”...................................................................... Members of the Cast

Ophelia (Hamlet, Shakespeare)........... Gabriella Mack, Brian Kravitz, Kyle                                                                                                                                                           Marbury

The Critic............................................................................................................... Kyle Marbury

Love (Midsummer Night’s Dream)................................................. Frances Furnas

Viola (Twelfth Night, Shakespeare)........................................................... Olivia Fine

Stranger to the Rain (Stephen Schwartz).................................. Frances Furnas

Kate (Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare)........................................... Alex Ward

Speak to us of love (The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran)................... Frances Furnas

Julia (Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare)................ Julia Schonberg

Pyramus and Thisbe (Midsummer Night’s Dream)................. Kyle Marbury,  

Andy Larriccio, Bryan Kravitz, Chris Williams

The Witches (Macbeth, Shakespeare)..................... Zoe Conley, Kayla Marie Davis, Jessica Yafanaro

Lady Macbeth (Macbeth, Shakespeare).............................................. Zoe Conley

Macbeth (Macbeth, Shakespeare)............................................. Ethan Rosenfeld

Cyrano (Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmund Rostand)................................ Jill Tighe

    Academy Dreams

Director by Tom Fulton

The History of the Theatre presented in scene, song, and monologue

Assistant Direction by Julia Kolibab; Choreography by Elaine Dowling

Musical Direction by Marcia Snavely; Pianist - Jeanette Davis Ostrander

Set and Stage Design by Ben Needham; Technical Direction by Marcus Dana

Stage Management by Mandi Stevens; Costumes & Properties by Kate Bruner; Flautist - Jessica Yafanaro

Senior Improv "Coffee and Comedy"  Show

Directed by Mark Moritz  

Second-City Stylings.  Audience participation and suggestion.  Our yearly event starring all members of the Academy Ensemble

Left to Right:

Chris Williams
Andy Larriccio, Bryan Kravitz, Gabriella Mack,
Corlesia Smith

Left to Right:

Brian Kravitz,
Ben Ditto,
Andy Larriccio

Left to Right:

Jill (Tight) Bean -as Cyrano, 
NIck Hyland

Jill (Tigh) Bean
Zoe Conely

Shown Top Picture -  Left to right:  Lindsey Anderson, Marissa Greenwald, Lue Wehner, Katherine Gottsegan, Derrick Hann

And Others in the dark

Bottom Picture - Left to right:  Chris Williams, Zoe Conley, Ricky Price,

The Crucible
by Arthur Miller
Directed by Tom Fulton

 

Stage Manager: Katherine Gottsegen

Assistant Stage Manager: Nicholas Hyland

Set Designer / Lighting Designer: Ben Needham

CAST

THE COURT 

Deputy Governor Danforth...Ethan Rosenfeld

Reverend John Hale......................... NIck Hyland

Reverend Paris.................................. Luke Wehner

Judge Hathorne...............................Richard Price

Willard ..................................................John Kolibab
 

THE VILLAGERS 

John ProctorDerrick Hann

Elizabeth Proctor...............................Jillian Tighe

Giles Corey........................................ Josh Shapiro

Abigail Williams.......................Julia Schonberg

Mary Warren..........................................Olivia Fine

Betty Parris...................................Frances Furnas

Susanna Walcott..............................Taryn Weiss

Mercy Lewis...........................................Zoe Conley

Martha Corey...............................Gabriella Mack

Mrs. Ann Putnam....................Stephanie Porten

Francis Nurse....................................Todd Maurer

Ezekiel Cheever...............................Bryan Kravitz

Rebecca Nurse..........................Shannon Leavitt

WITCH DANCERS / SINGERS / WITCH CHORUS

Tituba................................................Nikki Leavitt

Sarah Good......................................Kayla Davis

Ruth Putnam (Girl).....Katherine Gottsegen

Temperance (Girl)............Lindsey Anderson

Charity (Girl..........................)Alexandra Ward

Rachel (Girl).........................Jessica Yafanaro

Anne (Girl) ............................Abrianna Daniels

Abigail Williams....................Julia Schonberg

Mary Warren.......................................Olivia Fine

Betty Parris................................Frances Furnas

Susanna Walcott...........................Taryn Weiss

Mercy Lewis........................................Zoe Conley

UNDERSTUDIES 

Elizabeth.........................Katherine Gottsegen

Abigail................................................Taryn Weiss

Proctor..........................................Benjamin Ditto

Susanna Walcott...............Lindsey Anderson

Mary Warren......................................Zoe Conley

Mercy Lewis...........................Jessica Yafanaro

Thomas Putnam..................,,,,,,,,Bryan Kravitz

Left to Right:  Ethan Rosenfeld (Danforth); Nick Hyland (Hale);

Julia Schonberg (Abigail); Derrick Hann (Proctor); Julia Schonberg (Abigail);  NIck Hyland; Todd Mauer; Ethan Rosenfeld; John Kolibab; Josh Shapiro (Giles Corey);  NIcki Leavitt; Luke Wehner; NIck Hyand; Luke Wehner, JIll (Tighe) Bean; Luke Wehner; Derrick Hann;  Ethan Rosenberg.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Tom Fulton

Set and Lighting by Ben Needham

Stage Management by Mandi Stevens

Costumes by Kate Bruner, Crew: Abrianna Daniels, Technical Director: Marcus Dana,

CAST

  

Hermia .........................................................Zoe Conley

Peaseblossom...........................................Kaya Davis

Theseus, Oberon...........................................Ben Ditto

Lysander, Flute ....................................Bryan Kravitz

Demetrius, Bottom ............................ Andy LaRiccio

Titania...................................................Gabriella Mack

Puck...........................................................Kyle Marbury

Mustardseed/Starveling............Stephanie Porten

Egeus, Moth, Snout....................................Ricky Price

Helena ....................................................Corlesia Smith

Philostrate, Peter Quince................Chris Willliams

Hippolyta, Cobweb ......................Jessica Yafanaro

Movin' On

A Musical Review
Directed by Marc Moritz
Associate Direction by Tom Fulton

 

Movin' On was our last production of the 2008-2009 inaugural season.  All members of the Academy Ensemble participated.

 

The production preceded our first Academy Award Ceremony.

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