Archive for 2014 Season

OLT RECEIVES 7 NJACT/PERRY NOMINATIONS!

Old Library Theatre is proud to announce that we have received 7 nominations for the NJACT/Perry Awards! Congratulations to all the nominees!

Best Direction of a Musical – Amy Shera, Dogfight
Best Actress in a Musical – Christine Danelson, Dogfight
Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Mike Haber, Dogfight
Best Sound Design of a Musical – Phil Sloves, Dogfight
Best Costume Design of a Musical – Julie Galorenzo & Amy Shera, Dogfight
Best Production of an Original Musical – Dawn Cardona & Larry Leonardis (Producers), Julie Galorenzo & Brendan J. Bartlett (Directors), Craig M. Tiede (Writer), When Tony Met Oscar… Broadway & The Movies
Best Production of an Original Play – Dawn Cardona & Linda Wielkotz (Producers), Megan Milko, Rachel Lichter, Will Sandoval & Eve Salerno (Directors), The 4th Annual One Act Play Festival

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS HAS BEEN CAST!

10592900_10100326330747366_3768819700231732555_nThank you to all who auditioned for OLT’s upcoming main stage production of “Meet Me In St. Louis” We were incredibly impressed by the talent on display and were blessed with the opportunity to select a top-notch cast. Congratulations to those cast!

Esther Smith – Michelle Zink
John Truitt – Chris Morriss
Rose Smith – Maria Jacobi
Lon Smith – Peter Fournier
Anna Smith – Randi Seffinger
Alonso Smith – Jason Kell
Grandpa Prophater – Michael Craig
Tootie Smith – Sofia Fusco
Agnes Smith – Emma Saccone
Katie – Lou Ann Csaszar Salkin
Warren Sheffield – Christian Spinella
Lucille Ballard – Bonnie Zwigard
Eve – Toni Braun
Postman – Geoffrey Waumans
Motorman – Sam Salter
Clinton Badger – Matthew Cordero
Peewee Drummond – Steven Slatten
Sidney Purvis – Jason Bischak
Ethel – Erin Sorbanelli
Paperboy – Christopher Perez
Ensemble – Anelena Frollini, Sarah Lepre, Allison Beckley, Kathleen Perry, Brendan Joel Bartlett

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY HAS BEEN CAST!

Thank you to all who auditioned for OLT’s upcoming main stage production of “August: Osage County.” We were incredibly impressed by the talent on display and were blessed with the opportunity to select a top-notch cast. Congratulations to those cast!

VIOLET WESTON – Lou Ann Csaszar Salkin
BARBARA FORDHAM – Kristine Stringer
IVY WESTON – Penny Paul
KAREN WESTON – Rachel Persenaire
BILL FORDHAM – Mike Sockol
JEAN FORDHAM – Christine Bennett
MATTIE FAY AIKEN – Jo Ann Lamneck
CHARLIE AIKEN – John Fraissinet
LITTLE CHARLES AIKEN – Scott Baird
JOHNNA MONEVATA – Debra Carozza-Lynch
STEVE HEIDEBRECHT – Larry Kaiser
SHERIFF DEON GILBEAU – Geoffrey Waumans
BEVERLY WESTON – Tom Frascatore

“A DREAM OF WINGS” HAS BEEN CAST!

Thank you to all who auditioned for our upcoming Reader’s Theatre production of the original musical “A Dream of Wings.”

Congratulations to those cast!

WILBUR WRIGHT – Tim Larsen
ORVILLE WRIGHT – Craig M. Tiede
BISHOP MILTON WRIGHT – Steven P. Taylor
KATHARINE WRIGHT – Megan Larsen
SUSAN WRIGHT/ADDIE – Evan T. Charpentier
CARRIE KAYLER/PAULINE – Marisa Cucuzza
OCTAVE CHANUTE – Brendan Joel Bartlett
ELIZABETH MAYFIELD/IRENE – Maggie Biedenkapp
CAPTAIN ISRAEL PERRY – Thomas Winkler
REVEREND DAVIS – J. Edmund Fond
BILL TATE/STAGE DIRECTIONS – Peter Helff
MISS FANNY – Sheryl Heffernan
TOM TATE – Maya Karp
WILLY TATE – Eric Parkin

“AVENUE Q” CAST LIST!

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The Cast:
PRINCETON – Anthony J. Bruno
KATE MONSTER – Katie Weigl
NICKY – Jacob R. Hines
ROD – Nick Wager
LUCY T. SLUT – Evan T. Charpentier
GARY COLEMAN – Tiffany Terrell
CHRISTMAS EVE – Remina Nishida
BRIAN – James Russo
TREKKIE MONSTER – Michael Verdi
BAD IDEA BEAR #1 – Will A. Sandoval
BAD IDEA BEAR #2 – Toni Braun
MRS. THISTLETWAT – Kimberly Griffin
PUPPET ENSEMBLE – Maggie Biedenkapp, Anna Lovallo, Noa Avital, Anthony Capuano

ONE ACTS CAST LIST!

3rdMany thanks to all who auditioned for our upcoming production of The 3rd Annual One Act Play Festival. Read on to see who was cast! For performance information, show dates, or tickets, visit our Special Events page.

The Company:

The Shrine
GRACE – Lisa Dascoli
MIRANDA – Mary L. Laido

Frogs, Monkeys and Bears, Oh My!
GRAMS – Erica Kresch
MEGAN – Maya Karp

Carriers
WILL – Frank Borrelli
BRUCE – Everett “E.C.” Winkler
SHELLY – Kristen Taylor Gassler
ED – Andy Calderone
RAY – Eric Parkin
MIKE – Brian Mulligan
BOB – Rene Dussault

Biff and Blanche
BIFF – Erik O’Connell
BLANCHE – Leah Beekman

Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill to Get A Shot of Whiskey
JACK – Dan Conrad
JILL – Jeanine Conrad

Birds of Desire
SYLVESTER – Iggy Velez
ANGELICA – Vanessa Keen
CHARLES – Ernest P. Revell
JACK – Josh Miller
JEAN-PAUL – Jonathan McDevitt

OLD LIBRARY THEATRE ANNOUNCES SELECTIONS FOR ITS THIRD ANNUAL ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their original work for OLT’s Third Annual One Act Play Festival. We received more than fifty total submissions and were very impressed by what we read! Though the final decisions were difficult, we’re pleased to announce our selections for this year’s festival:

“The Shrine”

Written by Michael Edan
Directed by Marilyn Schilkie

Two women who suffered through the same tragedy reconnect a year later.

“Frogs, Monkeys and Bears, Oh My!”

Written and Directed by Rachel Lichter

A grandmother struggles to explain “the birds and the bees” to her tween granddaughter.

“Carriers”

Written and Directed by Will A. Sandoval

A young med student takes a job as a newspaper carrier to earn some extra cash.

“Biff and Blanche”

Written by John Twomey
Directed by Michael Sheehan, Jr.

Two actors, en route to an audition, meet while awaiting a taxi.

“Jack and Jill Went Up The Hill to Get a Shot of Whiskey”

Written and Directed by Rachel Lichter

Jack and Jill meet at a bar. But what comes tumbling after?

“Birds of Desire”

Written by Jonathan McDevitt
Directed by Gregory Liosi

A suave socialite discovers his lover is married to a man most fowl.

Performances will be held May 23-26, 2014 at the George Frey Center for Performing Arts at the Fair Lawn Recreation Center in Fair Lawn, NJ – Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm.

“THE WIZARD OF OZ” CAST LIST!

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Many thanks to the incredibly talent youth who auditioned for our upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz. Read on to see who was cast! For performance information, show dates, or tickets, visit our Youth Programs page.

The Cast:
DOROTHY GALE – Chloe Hoban
TOTO – Angus
SCARECROW – Katie Bennorth
TIN MAN – Will Flamm
COWARDLY LION – Michael Ricciardi
WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST- Jessica Scheeler
GLINDA THE GOOD WITCH – Alexandria Pagan
WIZARD OF OZ/JITTERBUG/OZIAN/TREE – Jack McAvoy
AUNTIE EM/JITTERBUG/OZIAN/TREE/WINKIE – Ellie Anderson
UNCLE HENRY/HEAD WINKIE/OZIAN – Joshua Hanstein
ALMIRA GULCH/JITTERBUG/CROW/WINKIE – Cassidy DeMona
MARVEL/GUARD/JITTERBUG – Clyde Dee Drew
DOORMAN/JITTERBUG/OZIAN/CROW – Annika Wilber
NIKKO/MUNCHKIN/OZIAN – Kyle Wilber
CROW/OZIAN/WINKIE – Brianna Montero
MAYOR/MONKEY/POPPY – Will Anderson
BARRISTER/MONKEY/POPPY – Jordan Hanstein
OZIAN/MUNCHKIN/WINKIE/TREE – Corinne Minunni
OZIAN/CROW/MUNCHKIN/JITTERBUG – Mia Farinella
CORONER/OZIAN/WINKIE – Julie Rocklein
MUNCHKIN/MONKEY/POPPY – Sofia Hernandez
MUNCHKIN/MONKEY/POPPY – David Hernandez
MUNCHKIN/MONKEY/POPPY – Julia Maimone

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF “GYPSY”!

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Did you attend our production of “Gypsy”? Let us know what you thought! Post your review today!

ANNOUNCING THE 2014 EXECUTIVE BOARD!

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At our December meeting, elections were held for all Executive Board positions for 2014. The newly elected officers for our 47th Season are…

President:
Craig Tiede

Vice President:
Julie Galorenzo

Secretary:
Dawn Cardona

Treasurer:
Joseph Schreck

Publicity Chair:
Brendan Joel Bartlett

House Manager:
Rachel Lichter

Webmaster:
Larry Leonardis

Congratulations to the new board and best wishes for a successful year!