Summer Youth Theatre

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND FOR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON: 

Curtain Call’s SYT Video Holiday Carol-grams!

Back by popular demand, our Summer Youth Theatre brings you its Video Holiday Carol-grams. Each pre-recorded music video can be purchased for just $5.00. Choose from these eight songs that embrace the holiday spirit performed with heart by members of Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre Youth Board. You can even attach a personalized message:

All I Want for Christmas (Is You)

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

The Dreidel Song

Hanukkah, Oh, Hanukkah

Let It Snow

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Sleigh Ride

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Just click the link below to access our online form. Your personal message (if you have one) will be attached to your carol video and be sent to your loved one’s email address within 24 to 48 hours. (No message delivery on Christmas Day.)

Your purchase will go toward Curtain Call’s mission of continuing to offer creative and educational programming and opportunities in the arts for young and old, particularly in these challenging days of Covid-19.

Click here to order your SYT Video Holiday Carol-gram.

 

Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre (SYT)

Now in its 31st summer, Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre has provided creative outlets for youth both on stage and behind the scenes. Rehearsals are typically held Monday to Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm (with some weekends) beginning mid-June while crew work on sets, costumes, lights, etc. takes place Saturdays from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Performances are typically the first two weeks in August. 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 for cast and crew is $50. (Each additional sibling receives $25 off.)

(PLEASE NOTE: Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre is its own, individual program and NOT part of Curtain Call’s Summerstock and Summerstock Junior workshop programs.)

Our 31st Summer Youth Theatre production, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, was a HUGE success! Thank you to all the young actors, technicians, parents and families, amazing production team and devout volunteers for helping to bring theatre back safely this summer!

     

The Drowsy Chaperone

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison

Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears and decides to share his favorite cast album with the audience: a fictitious 1928 musical entitled, The Drowsy Chaperone. As the man looks on, the musical comes to life within his apartment. The 1928 storyline mixes in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan a female aviatrix….and oh, yes – a drowsy chaperone: the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight. Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.

**All Curtain Call staff and production team members have been fully vaccinated. In order to participate this summer, all cast and crew age 12+, and parent/adult volunteers working backstage must be fully vaccinated by July 17, 2021.**

SYT 2021 COVID-19 Guidelines for Participation

Production Team:

Executive Producer: Lou Ursone

Director and Producer: Brian J. Bianco

Music Direction: Greg Chrzczon

Choreography: Jennifer Silverman

Production Stage Manager: Molly Emmens

Stage Manager: Kaitlyn Pepa

Assistant Stage Manager: Lana Busch

Scenic Design: Jourdan Miller

Technical Director: Jamie LaJoie

Associate Producers: Grady Dennis and Rachel Lese

 

Cast List (in order of appearance)

 The Man in Chair                           Liam Gelling

Mrs. Tottendale                                Katie Priscott

Underling                                           Justin Villard

Robert Martin                                   Matthew O’Callaghan

George                                                 Jake Sperling

Mr. Feldzieg                                       Michael McArthur

Kitty                                                     Nicole Henkel

Gangster #1                                        Franki Spinelli Mastrone

Gangster #2                                        Ava Spinelli Mastrone

Aldolpho                                             Niko Rinaldi

Janet Van De Graaff                          Katie Morris

The Drowsy Chaperone                  Emma Sawch

Trix the Aviatrix                                Zara Williamson

Superintendent                                  Elder Rivera

 

Tottendale’s Servants, Dancing Monkeys and Clouds:

May Simone Avidan

Marley Bramble

Elena Cappella

Sofia Caurant

Jonah Farber

Lucas Jones

Abigail Kesmodel

Olivia Simner

 

Wedding Guests:

Kaylee Deenihan

Grace Eagleton

Elsa Franks

Caty Galgano

Maddy Galgano

Maggie Haber

Chloe Naudet

Katherine Scully

Zara Williamson

 

Reporters:

Grace Huber

Victoria Razhanskiy

Elder Rivera

Hannah Schager

 

Crew:

Amber Cruz

Kristina DeLelle

Emma Dibra

Lola Duhov

Sarah Kadlick

Zoe Kallenekos

Zaac Lake

Jeison Lenis-Lopez

Owen Priscott

Chloe Simner

Nora Watson

 

NEW: SYT APPAREL IS AVAILABLE FOR ORDER!

That’s right! T-shirts, crew-neck sweatshirts and sweat pants are available featuring a new graphic design by SYT members Lily Fine and Liam Gelling. T-shirts are just $16, Crew-neck Sweatshirts and Sweatpants are $25. (Orders will be submitted for printing once we’ve reached at least 25 orders for any one item.)

Click here to download our SYT Apparel Order Form.

Our Summer Youth Theatre’s 29th production:

Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and book by Dennis Kelly

Based on the book by Roald Dahl

Director: Brian J. Bianco

Music Director: Greg Chrzczon

Choreography: Emily Frangipane

Scenic Design: Peter Barbieri, Jr.

Costume Design: Megan Latte Ormond

Assistant Director: Cara Grasso

Production Manager: Jourdan Miller

Stage Manager: Andrew Patashnik

Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Emmens

Tech Director: Jamie LaJoie

 

   

   

    

A few images from past productions (courtesy of FotosbyFailla.com):

Bye, Bye, Birdie (2018):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pippin (2017)  

 

 

Peter Pan (2016)

 
 
 
 

 

Oliver! (2015)

 

Kiss Me, Kate (2012)