Annie

September 16 – October 8, 2017

Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Based on Little Orphan Annie by permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations…and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

 

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 16 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, September 17 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, September 21 @ 8:00pm
Friday, September 22 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, September 23 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, September 24 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, September 28 @ 8:00pm
Friday, September 29 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, September 30 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, September 30 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, October 1 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, October 5 @ 8:00pm
Friday, October 6 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, October 7 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, October 7 @ 8:00p
Sunday, October 8 @ 3:00pm

 

CAST

Luisa Boyaggi – Miss Hannigan
Eileen Nicolosi – Usherette, Perkins, Ensemble
Kevin Bain* – FDR
Elyse Beyer* – Lily
Heather Gault* – Grace
Calli Chafin – Dance Captain, Ensemble
Jim Madden* – Warbucks
Chrisy Kakurai – Cecille, NBC Page, Ensemble
Martin Bonventre – Bert Healy, Ensemble
Heather Koren* – Sophie, the Kettle, Mrs. Pugh, Ensemble
Gina Ricci* – Annette, Connie Boylan and Ensemble
Mikey Giordano – Drake and Ensemble
Alex Domini* – Rooster
Simona Tamburello – Molly
Madalynn Heeren-Mathews – Duffy
Amanda Summa – Pepper
Emma Grace Berardelli – Annie
Lily Daquigan – July
Adele Ricci – Kate
Della Pearl Katz – Tessie
Violet Reimer – Sarah
Andrew Widger – Ensemble
Keiji Kubo – Appleseller, Ensemble

* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

 

STAFF

Director/Executive Producer: Mark Harborth
Director of Production: Scott Cally
Company Manager: Nick Radu-Blackburn
Music Director: Paul Helm
Choreographer: Emily Clark
Additional Choreography: Robin Friday
Scenic Designer: Jerry Mittelhauser
Assistant Set Designer: Joshua Barilla
Lighting Designer: Christopher Chambers
Costume Designer: Barbara Erin Delo
Assistant Costume Designer: Emily Czudak
Props Designer: Gabrielle Giacomo
Production Stage Manager: Ann Barkin
Assistant Stage Managers: Shivam Chopra, Aniket Dikshit, Emily La Rosa

RAGTIME


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Marcus Jordan as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. and the cast of RAGTIME (photo by Bella Muccari)

 

 THE CAST
Coalhouse Walker, Jr. Marcus Jordan
Tateh James Zannelli*
Father Robin Lister*
Younger Brother Alex Bird
Little Boy (Edgar) Jonah Mussolino/Gareth Hogan
Booker T. Washington Andrew Horton
Grandfather Kevin Bain*
Harry Houdini Doug Chitel*
J.P. Morgan Jay Braver
Willie Conklin David Rogue
Henry Ford Joshua Davis
Harlem Man 1 Justin Philliips
Harlem Man 2 Robert Poole
Harlem Man 3 Geoff Chang
New Rochelle Man 1 Danny Mullanaphy
New Rochelle Man 2 Ben Carlson
New Rochelle Man 3 Michael Gioia
Immigrant Man 1 Michael Salerno
Immigrant Man 2 Aaron Gooden
Immigrant Man 3 Mark Parello Jr.
Sarah Renee Steadman
Mother Heather Koren*
Emma Goldman Annie Sherman
Evelyn Nesbit Elyse Beyer*
Little Girl Dylan Brod/Emma Berardelli
Sarah’s Friend Melvinna Rose Johnson
Harlem Woman 1 Kayla Leacock
Harlem Women 2 Jameelah Leaundra
Harlem Woman 3 Alana Thomas
New Rochelle Woman 1 Caroline Brazelton
New Rochelle Woman 2 Stephanie Thiessen
New Rochelle Woman 3 Jennifer Walder
Immigrant Woman 1 Christine de Frece
Immigrant Woman 2 Anastasia Teel
Immigrant Woman 3 Nicole Schalmo

* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Sunday, April 23 @ 3:00pm (GalleryTalks)

 

Thursday, April 27 @ 8:00pm
Friday, April 28 @ 8:00pm (Alumni Night)
Saturday, April 29 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, April 29 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, April 30 @ 3:00pm

 

Thursday, May 4 @ 8:00pm
Friday, May 5 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 6 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, May 6 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 7 @ 3:00pm

 

Thursday, May 11 @ 8:00pm
Friday, May 12 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 13 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, May 13 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 14 @ 3:00pm

Run Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes

THE STAFF
Executive Producer: Mark Harborth
Producer: Jonathan-Bruce King
Director: Mark Harborth
Choreographer: Ryan Hendricks
Music Director: Leslie Wickham
Fight Director: Joseph Travers
Scenic Designer: Collin Eastwood
Lighting Designer: Scott Andrew Cally
Costume Designers: Jerry Mittlehauser and Carol Strandburg
Video Designer: Heather Crocker
Props Designer: Roxanne Goodby
Production Stage Manager: Liza Penney

Marry Me a Little / You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Marry Me a Little / You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown – in Rep.

Marry Me a Little is a charming and bittersweet musical featuring rarely heard songs by Stephen Sondheim. Two urban singles live through a Saturday night of deep yearning and sweet fantasies while never leaving the confines of their solitary New York City apartments. Together they breathe new life and meaning into a collection of trunk songs that were culled from the original Broadway productions of shows such as Follies, Company, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and A Little Night Music. A must for Sondheim aficionados and any New Yorker who ever found themselves alone on a Saturday night, thinking about love that was lost and love to be found.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised) is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. Featuring the Peanuts Gang: Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Snoopy, and more! Two new songs, “Beethoven Day” and “My New Philosophy,” have been added to the twelve wonderful numbers of the original version, which include “My Blanket and Me,” “Suppertime,” “The Baseball Game,” and “Happiness.”

Interview with the Director

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULES

MARRY ME A LITTLE

[By special permission from Mr. Sondheim, Gallery will be presenting this two character musical with male/female, male/male and female/female pairings.]

Thurs, Jan 26 @ 8:00pm (Jesse Manocherian and Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld) M/F pairing
Fri, Jan 27 @ 8:00pm (Adrian Rifat and Paul Williams) M/M pairing
Sat, Jan 28 @ 8:00pm (GalleryTalks) (Laura Cetti and Cassandra Dupler) F/F pairing

Thurs, Feb 2 @ 8:00pm (Adrian Rifat and Paul Williams) M/M pairing
Fri, Feb 3 @ 8:00pm (Laura Cetti and Cassandra Dupler) F/F pairing
Sat, Feb 4 @ 8:00pm (Jesse Manocherian and Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld) M/F pairing

Thurs, Feb 9 @ 8:00pm (Laura Cetti and Cassandra Dupler) F/F pairing
Fri, Feb 10 @ 8:00pm (Jesse Manocherian and Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld) M/F pairing
Sat, Feb 11 @ 8:00pm (Adrian Rifat and Paul Williams) M/M pairing

Thurs, Feb 16 @ 8:00pm (Adrian Rifat and Paul Williams) M/M pairing
Fri, Feb 17 @ 8:00pm (Jesse Manocherian and Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld) M/F pairing
Sat, Feb 18 @ 8:00pm (Laura Cetti and Cassandra Dupler) F/F pairing

Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld* and Jesse Manocherian*/Cassandra Dupler and Laura Cetti/Adrian Rifat and Paul Williams

 

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

Saturday, January 28 @ 2:00pm
Sunday, January 29 @ 12:00pm
Sunday, January 29 @ 3:00pm (GalleryTalks)

Saturday, February 4 @ 2:00pm
Sunday, February 5 @ 12:00pm
Sunday, February 5 @ 3:00pm

Saturday, February 11 @ 2:00pm
Sunday, February 12 @ 12:00pm
Sunday, February 12 @ 3:00pm

Saturday, February 18 @ 2:00pm
Sunday, February 19 @ 12:00pm
Sunday, February 19 @ 3:00pm

THE CASTS OF MARRY ME A LITTLE

[A first for this show, there will be three rotating casts performing each weekend.]

Female/Female pairing
Laura Cetti
Cassandra Dupler

Male/Female pairing
Jesse Manocherian*
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld*

Male/Male pairing
Adrian Rifat
Paul Williams

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

THE STAFF OF MARRY ME A LITTLE

Producer – Jonathan King
Director and Choreographer – Barrie Gelles
Music Director – Yi-Hsuan (Sobina) Chi
Lighting Designer – Scott Cally
Costume Designer – Hayley Zimmerman
Set Designer – Paul Radassao
Production Stage Manager – Jillian Christensen
Assistant Stage Manager – Emily LaRosa

 

THE CAST OF YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

Cassandra Dupler – Frieda
Brian Graziani – Pig Pen
Jesse Manocherian* – Snoopy
Adrian Rifat – Linus Van Pelt
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld* – Lucy Van Pelt
Samantha Schiffman* – Sally Brown
Gerardo Vallejo – Schroeder
Paul Williams – Charlie Brown
Christy Yin – Violet

 

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

THE STAFF OF YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

Producer – Justine McLaughlin
Director and Choreographer – Barrie Gelles
Music Director – Yi-Hsuan (Sobina) Chi
Lighting Designer – Scott Cally
Costume Designer – Hayley Zimmerman
Set Designer – Paul Radassao
Production Stage Manager – Jillian Christensen
Assistant Stage Manager – Emily LaRosa

GYPSY

Gypsy

GYPSY is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include Let Me Entertain You, Some People, You’ll Never Get Away from Me, If Momma Was Married, All I Need Is the Girl, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Get A Gimmick and Together Wherever We Go. This is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business.

Elizabeth Nestlerode and "Caroline" in GYPSY. (photo by Laurel Detkin)

Elizabeth Nestlerode and “Caroline” in GYPSY. (photo by Laurel Detkin)

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 17 at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 18 at 3:00pm (GalleryTalks following performance)

Thursday, September 22 at 8:00pm
Friday, September 23 at 8:00pm (Alumni night)
Saturday, September 24 at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 25 at 3:00pm

Thursday, September 29 at 8:00pm
Friday, September 30 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 1 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 1 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 2 at 3:00pm

Thursday, October 6 at 8:00pm
Friday, October 7 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 8 at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 8 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 9 at 3:00pm

THE CAST

Kevin Bain*, Victor Barranca, Emma Berardelli, Julia Bevilacqua, Dylan Brod, Victoria Bundonis*, Sean Dearing, James David Dirck, Benny Enfinger, Adam Fontana*, Chris Gillette, Devin Hatch, Chara Kirkland, Dave Konig*, Lorinne Lampert*, Sonya Rice, Emily La Rosa, Richard Lisenby, David Mackler, Michelle Martinelli, Jonah Mussolino, Elizabeth Nestlerode, Annie Grace Payne, Anna Raful, Devra Seidel, Sami Schwaeber, Jake Wasserman, Jolie Rose Wasserman, Tomo Watanabe, Evan Jose Wright, and Pam Zazzarino

The Staff

Executive Producer: Mark Harborth
Producer: Jonathan King
Director: Mark Harborth
Choreographer: Jerry Mittelhauser
Music Director: Leslie Wickham
Set: Jerry Mittelhauser
Lights: Scott Cally
Costumes: Joey Haws
Props: Roxanne Goodby
Sound: Ian O’Laughlin
Stage Manager: Laurel Detkin
Asst. Stage Manager: James Mosser, Emily La Rosa

IN THE HEIGHTS

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Ryan Jagru, Josephine Spada and Sydia Cedona in Gallery Players' IN THE HEIGHTS (photo by Bella Muccari)

Ryan Jagru, Josephine Spada and Sydia Cedona in Gallery Players’ IN THE HEIGHTS (photo by Bella Muccari)

IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

Performance Schedule

Saturday, April 23 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, April 24 @ 3:00pm (GalleryTalks following the performance)

Thursday, April 28 @ 8:00pm
Friday, April 29 @ 8:00pm (Alumni night)
Saturday, April 30 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 1 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, May 5 @ 8:00pm
Friday, May 6 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 7 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, May 7 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 8 @ 3:00pm

Thursday, May 12 @ 8:00pm
Friday, May 13 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 14 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, May 14 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, May 15 @ 3:00pm
 

The Cast

Usnavi –  Ryan Jagru*
Benny – Daniel Belnavis*
Nina – Josephine Spada*
Vanessa – Claire Saunders
Abuela – Sydia Cedeno
Sonny – Evelio Sotolongo
Camilla – Maite Uzal
Kevin – Paul Aguirre*
Daniela – Ariana Valdes
Carla – Gabriela Hernandez
Graffiti Pete/Ensemble – Joomin Hwang
Piraugua Guy/Ensemble – Daniel Caraballo
Ensemble: Steven Charles, Mark Andrew Garner, Paloma Munoz, Silvia Nicoloso, Alexandra Marks
 

The Staff

Executive Producer – Mark Harborth
Producer – Jonathan Bruce King
Director – Michael Bello
Music Director – Jacob Carll
Choreographer – Justin Boccitto
Production Stage Manager – Monica Daniels
Scenic Designer – Adam Crinson
Costume Designer – Antonio Consuegra
Lighting Designer – Scott Andrew Cally
Sound Designer – Ian O’Loughlin
Props Designer – Roxanne Goodby
Asst. Stage Manager – Emily La Rosa

 

Seussical

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“In the strong production currently at the Gallery Players in Brooklyn, it presents an energetic party, with much singing, 17 actors playing over 70 characters, a stage full of inviting props (and many hats), and tons and tons of energy. Seussical is the sort of show where you frequently notice that you’re grinning.” Wendy Caster, Show Showdown

 

 

 

 

In this re-envisioned Seussical, a small boy with a big imagination wanders into a theatre where a troupe of actors create a show inspired by the Dr. Seuss books.  Blending favorite Seuss characters, the production embraces the simple magic of theatre in order to reveal the essential beauty of imagination. Seussical features many stories: Horton is determined to save the Whos though he faces ridicule, bullying, and danger; Jojo, a unique and often misunderstood child, is sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks”; Gertrude McFuzz struggles with the pressure to conform to physical ideals before she discovers her own beauty, bravery, and heroism. The Cat in the Hat emerges as a narrator, instigator, and mentor as the players revealSeussical‘s true message – whether saving an entire world, or a single lonely individual, true magic comes from love, bravery, compassion, loyalty, and community.  After all, “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On This Island and Ragtime) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, with a rich and dazzling score to create an almost entirely sung-through show that transforms the theatre into the Jungle of Nool, the Circus McGurkus, the invisible world of the Whos, and beyond.

As a special treat for our younger audience members, Gallery Players will be providing pre-show events before every matinee, “Theatre Thinks.”  At each of these sessions, the director of the show will welcome younger audience members and their families into the theatre to reveal some behind-the-scenes action, discuss the process of making the show, and introduce some “thinks” about theatre-making.  Many of the performers will be present at the “Theatre Thinks” and audience members will get a sneak peak at what will be revealed during the show.

The Cast

Samantha Cooper, David Cronin, Veronica Decker, Stephen Foster Harris, Carly Frankel, Paula Galloway, Ashley Harris, Kyle Jack, Jesse Manocherian*, Oliver Mayes, Micah Mims, Jason Phillips*, Adrian Rifat, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld*, Samantha Schiffman*, Marc Winski, Nikki Yarnell

*denotes members of Actors’ Equity Association

The Staff

Producer: Justine McLaughlin
Director: Barrie Gelles
Music Director: Trevor Pierce
Choreographer: Emily Clark
Production Stage Manager: Kathleen Parker
Costume Designer: Joey Haws
Sound Designer: Jorge Olivo
Props Designer: Roxanne Goodby
Scenic Designer: Paul M. Radassao
Lighting Designer: Dan Jobbins

Performance Schedule:

Fri, Jan 29 at 7:30pm (Preview)
Sat, Jan 30 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sun, Jan 31 at 3pm

Fri, Feb 5 at 7:30pm
Sat, Feb 6 at 2pm & 7:30pm
Sun, Feb 7 at 3pm

Fri, Feb 12 at 7:30pm
Sat, Feb 13 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sun, Feb 14 at 3pm

Fri, Feb 19 at 7:30pm
Sat, Feb 20 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sun, Feb 21 at 3pm

GODSPELL

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Sean O’Shea in Gallery Players’ GODSPELL (photo by Scott Cally)

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Thursday, Sept 17 @ 8pm
Friday, Sept 18 @ 8pm
Saturday, Sept 19 @ 8pm
Sunday, Sept 20 @ 3pm

Thursday, Sept 24 @ 8pm
Friday, Sept 25 @ 8pm
Saturday, Sept 26 @ 2pm
Saturday, Sept 26 @ 8pm
Sunday, Sept 27 @ 3pm

Thursday, Oct 1 @ 8pm
Friday, Oct 2 @ 8pm
Saturday, Oct 3 @ 2pm
Saturday, Oct 3 @ 8pm
Sunday, Oct 4 @ 3pm

THE ENSEMBLE

Elyse Beyer*, Sarah DeNight, Albert Jennings, Ashli Louis, Jacleen Olson, Sean O’Shea, Aramie, Geena Quintos*, Adrian Rifat, Diego Rios

THE STAFF

Producer: Mark Harborth
Director: Mark Harborth
Choreographer: Aramie
Pianist: Kyle Branzel
Assoc. Producer: Sidney Fortner
Scenic Design: Jerry Mittelhauser
Lighting Design: Scott Andrew Cally
Costume Design: Ricky Lurie
Prop Design: Roxanne Goodby
Production Stage Manager: Roxanne Goodby