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SNOW DAY – Thursday February 9th

Rehearsal tonight is CANCELLED due to the storm

Please use this evening to review your music, dialogue and choreography!

Stay tuned for a revised schedule email from Karen.


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Saint Catherine’s Players announces The Little Mermaid Cast!

Following an overwhelming turn-out for auditions our Production Team is thrilled to announce our cast for Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

We thank all who came out to auditions and hope that your experience was a positive one.  As they say, “art isn’t easy!” and not “getting in” can be very disappointing, especially for our younger actors.  It is however, a reality for all of us involved with community and professional theatre.

We hope that some of you  who were not cast in our production this year will look into the Boy’s & Girls Club upcoming production of “The Little Mermaid, Jr,” which is cast entirely with young people.

St. Catherine’s Players 2017

Disney’s The Little Mermaid


Ariel – Jessica Punchatz

Prince Eric – Taylor McGowan

Ursula – Dainelle Testori-Gartner

Sebastian – Femi Shabiolegbe

King Triton – Jed Wolfe

Grimsby – Gregg Suss

Flounder – Charlie Adorney

Scuttle – Denise Casazzone

Chef Louis/Pilot – Tony Morello

Flotsam – William Armstrong

Jetsam – Katie Suss


Aquata – Christina Kompar

Arista – Carin Freidag

Atina – Samantha Holomokoff

Allana – Tracy Martineau

Andrina – Lauren Nicole Sherwood

Adela – Megan Harris

Featured Seagulls – Mary Cohen, Bonnie Kelly-Young , Janna Mathes

Windward – Peter McDermott

Leeward – Cristina Carr

Gertrude – Kathie Murphy

Ensemble – Eels, Gulls, Sailors, Princesses, Maids, Featured Dancers, Jester and Sea Creatures

Stephanie Busani

Lynn Carbino

Maeve Carey

Julia Doss

Mary Kate Frey

Joe Huley

Elizabeth Intrieri

Alyce Janssen

Kelly Janssen

Alexis Killeen

Molly Kriskey

Wendy Mages

Claire Maher

Georgia Mann

Janna Mathes

Lily Mathes

Daniel McDermott

Emma McDermott

Luke Merrill

Michele Metzger

Susan Neville

Ellen Norell

Catherine O’Brien

Samantha Pascale

Ella Piu

Doug Pulick

Dyer Steele

Kathleen Suss

Harrison Thompson

Maggie Ullrich

Mary Whelan

Libby Zola



Important:  YOU MUST EMAIL TO ACCEPT YOUR ROLE BY Sunday December 4th :

and mark your calendar for               MANDATORY COSTUME MEASUREMENTS

                                                               December 10th OR 11th, between 1-2:30 PM

                                                      in the gymnasium at Saint Catherine of Siena Church 


We had a great turnout over the past two evenings with close to 90 people auditioning.

There will be NO CALLBACKS needed.

Thank you to all who came out.  Watch this space for casting information by Saturday 12/3.


St. Catherine’s Players announces audition calls for its 2017 production of

Disney’s The Little Mermaid!

 Auditions will be held on Tuesday, November 29th and Wednesday, November 30th.

St. Catherine Church, Lucey Parish Hall, 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside CT

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

This is the Broadway version of the show with mainly adult principals and an active ensemble of all ages. Children must be at least eight years old or in third grade. Open auditions will be held on Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church in the Lucey Parish Hall, 4 Riverside Avenue at the corner of Route 1, Riverside, CT. Callbacks will be Thursday, December 1, if needed. Come with a prepared song and sheet music in your key for the accompanist. It is preferred that you NOT choose a song from Disney’s The Little Mermaid score. A group dance audition will be held each evening; wear appropriate shoes. In addition, please bring a list of your rehearsal and production date conflicts (January through mid-March).

Rehearsals run Tuesday, January 3 to March 2, 2017 and are held Monday through Thursday and some Sunday evenings. Not all cast members are called for all rehearsals and times vary depending on role. Production dates are March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12, 2017 with curtain times of Fridays at 8, Saturdays at 7 and Sundays at 2.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid is St. Catherine’s Players 36th production. Karen Morello will direct and provide musical staging, Rita Lapcevic will provide music direction, Zachary Kampler will conduct the orchestra, Patricia Moran will costume, Laurie McCarthy Fan will choreograph, Bill Wright will provide technical direction and Allen Jackson will provide lighting direction. Wendy Blumenthal and Jody Breakell are the producers of St. Catherine’s Players.

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“How to Audition – A Workshop for Parents, Children and Teens”

St. Catherine’s Players presents:

“How to Audition – A Workshop for Parents, Children and Teens”
October 16, 2016 from 1 to 3 pm

 Lucey Parish Hall at Saint Catherine of Siena Church – 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside CT

Parents, children eight years and older, and teens are encouraged to attend this informative workshop presented by St. Catherine’s Players conductor Zachary Kampler and music director Rita Lapcevic.

Is your child trying out for a school play or community theater show? Get tips on how to help them ace the audition including how to prepare the right song, present themselves, calm nerves and stage fright, and deal with disappointment if they don’t get the role.

******To reserve a spot, email Please provide contact information and child’s age. NO CHARGE

Auditions for St. Catherine’s Players 2017 production of The Little Mermaid are on November 29 and 30, 2016, at 7:30 pm in the Lucey Parish Hall of St. Catherine of Siena Church. More information to follow.

SCP Announces 2017 Production!


Director – Karen Morello

Producers – Jody Breakell and Wendy Blumenthal

Music Director – Rita Lapcevic

Conductor – Zachary Kampler

Stage Manager – Melody Anderson

Choreography – Laurie McCarthy Fan

Technical Director – Bill Wright

Costumes – Patricia Moran

Lighting – Allen Jackson

Scenic Design – Lucie Andres

Props – Janet Huley

Tickets – Cindy Busani

Auditions : November 29 & 30th 7:30 PM Saint Catherine of Siena Church Hall 4 Riverside Avenue

Performances- March 3,4,5, 10, 11, 12



In 1981, Joe Amato and a group of dedicated Saint Catherine of Siena parishioners had a dream –  an amazing technicolor dream, that has endured for three generations.  That dream was Saint Catherine’s Players and bringing “Broadway” to town to benefit not only our audiences, but to provide a rich and rewarding theatre experience to our cast and give back to our parish and the greater community during the Lenten season.

Mounting a full-scale musical production that welcomes a cast of more than fifty amateur and seasoned actors from age 8 to 80 with orchestra, sets, lights, sound, costume and a host of other support functions is a monumental task only made possible with the support of our pastor, the parish, the SCP board, production team and countless volunteers.

So, as the curtain closes on this our 35th production, we take this opportunity to give special thanks to those brave families who supported Joe’s dream in the early 1980’s with time, talent and treasure so that Saint Catherine’s Players would “fly” for years to come with each new generation. We know we have missed many, but here is our honor roll of SCP Parish Pioneers:

Amato, Azzara, Baxendale, Berzolla, DeCsepel, DiGiovanna, Humphrey, Hoelscher, LeFebvre, LePoutre, Kashatus, Kelly-Stevens, Lynch, Lapcevic, Morelli, Pulick, Santora, Telerico, Tobin, Yax, Zadrosny and Zdinak.

“Dreams do come true if only we wish hard enough!” – Peter Pan

Jody Breakell & Wendy Blumenthal



You don’t want to miss out on all the adventures of Peter Pan, the Darling kids, Lost Boys, Indians, Pirates and of course Captain Hook!

Tickets are still available for this weekend, but don’t delay