SPECIAL EVENTS

In addition to our Main Stage Productions and Reader’s Theatre, each season offers a series of special events.


2016 Season
The 5th Annual One Act Play Festival

January 22-24, 2016

Featuring six original one act plays:

Femme Noir – Allie Costa, Playwright. Toni Braun, Director.

Leading Lady – Steven Korbar, Playwright. Evan T. Charpentier, Director.

Me and My Shadow – Rich Orloff, Playwright. Will A. Sandoval, Director.

And Twice on Sunday – Brad Sytsma, Playwright. Bill Kaufman, Director.

How It Will Be – Craig M. Tiede, Playwright. Matthew Haines, Director.

Off Grid – Brendan Joel Bartlett, Playwright. Megan Milko, Director.


Beauty & The Beast, Jr.

April 7-10, 2016

Book by Linda Woolverton. Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Kristine (Munchkin) Ditullio, DirectorKristine is overjoyed to have this wonderful opportunity to work with the OLT on a show that could not be closer to her heart. She feels that she could not having ask for a more amazing chance to work along side the OLT team, her co-director Debra Carozza, and music director Anthony Bevilacqua. Her previous works include director for “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley JR.” and “Waiting for Evangeline”. Prior to directing Munchkin was a stage manager for many productions some of her favorite include “To Kill a Mockingbird”, “Bachelorette”, and “Man of No Importance”. She has also been a cast member and stage manager for the monologue show “SRSL” at the Jerry Orbach Theater in NYC. By day she has worked as a preschool teacher and Assistant Director prior to moving into the accounting field. In her down time she loves to spend time with family and friends including her boyfriend Andrew and their fur-baby Cooper (a 6 year old puggle) Munchkin has had a love for Beauty and the Beast that started at a young age when she first saw the Walt Disney iconic film in theater with that love only growing when she was able to see the original Broadway cast bring the film to the live stage. With the magic of Disney, a classic story of true love and the a wonderful moral of finding the true beauty that lies within each of us Munchkin knows that Beauty and the Beast Jr. will be nothing short of a dream come true.

Debra Carozza, DirectorDebra received her BFA from Adelphi University having graduated Magna Cum Laude on scholarship for acting and theatre. It was there that her love for Beauty and the Beast started as her sorority noticed her passion for the show and named her “Belle.”  Being in theatre productions and musicals since the age of 6- her mom still hears the music of her first role in Carol King’s “Really Rosie.” She appeared on stages literally all over the world- whether acting, in musicals, or singing with a rock band- but her biggest accomplishment is being a mom of 2 boys. She has taught numerous acting workshops for stage and voice and has assisted in direction for private high school productions throughout NJ. She is pairing up again with Kristine Munchkin as they co-directed WHAT’s recent production of “Flat Stanley junior.” She is so excited to bring her knowledge and love of the theatre to this special production- one very dear to her heart. Thank you OLT for your support and dedication to the youth and to the arts.


American Idiot

November 18-20, 2016

Book by Michael Mayer. Music and Lyrics by Green Day.

Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Michael is called back home to attend familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the story line.

Rachel Lichter, DirectorDirRachel is beyond excited to be directing American Idiot! Green Day is one of her favorite bands, and when she saw the show on Broadway with Billie Joe Armstrong, she knew she had to be involved. OLT gave Rachel her first directing experience with The Vagina Monologues in February 2014, and she won the NJACT 2015 Perry Award for Best Production of an Original Play for The 4th Annual One Act Play Festival with Old Library Theatre. Rachel has also stage managed for OLT, Chester Theatre Group and the Livingston Community Players, and is the Webmaster for OLT in 2016.


Assassins

December 9-11, 2016

Book by John Weidman. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.

Kristofer Kauff, DirectorDirKris is thrilled to be directing his favorite Sondheim show, Assassins for OLT. Most recent directing credits include FEARS (The Players Theatre, NYC) Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them (Colonial Players – Annapolis, MD), The Rocky Horror Show (LTA), Superior Donuts (Colonial Players), The Producers (Arts Barn – Gaithersburg, MD), Pippin (Johns Hopkins University), Little Shop of Horrors, Seussical The Musical, Inherit the Wind, Comedy of Errors, Orlando the Television Show… On Stage, and The Land of Counterpane. Among a list of upcoming shows in 2016, Kris is also developing and workshopping new works for local playwrights. For more information visit www.kristoferkauff.com