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The Box Office Is Open!

“Oh, all the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!

Performance Dates and Times
Performances are held in the St. Catherine of Siena Lucey Parish Hall, 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT
  • Friday, March 6th at 8:00 p.m.**
  • Saturday, March 7th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 13th at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 14th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 15th at 2:00 p.m.

**For theatergoers at the March 6th performance, enjoy the complimentary opening night reception to meet and greet the cast, crew and production staff of “Seussical.”


$20.00 for all tickets
using one of the following three options:
  • In person at St. Catherine of Siena Rectory Office at 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside. Cash, check or credit cards accepted.
  • By calling 203-637-3661, ext. 327 and leaving a message with the following::
    • Name
    • Telephone Number
    • Date of Performance(s)
    • Number of tickets for each performance
    • E-mail address
      • You will receive a message via telephone or e-mail confirming your order
      • Tickets will be held for you at the door.



$21 for all tickets

  • The ticket office will open 45 minutes prior to curtain time. Cash, check or credit card accepted.
For questions about tickets, please contact
Ticket Coordinator Cindy Busani
For more information about
St. Catherine’s Players
and “Seussical”

Advertising and Patron Opportunities~

Patron Donations: Please consider our new Guiding Star level which includes two complimentary reserved-seat tickets to the performance of your choice.

All donors will be listed in the program and this SCP website.

*Guiding Star $250 _____ Benefactor $100-$249 _____ Patron $75 ____ Friend $50 ______ Family $25 ______

Please mail your check payable to Saint Catherine’s Players to 4 Riverside Avenue. riv, CT 06878 Include your name as you would like it to appear in the program.                                           To ensure inclusion in the program, please be sure to respond by January 29, 2015.

*If selecting Guiding Star, please  indicate performance date for your two tickets.


Advertising: Our Seussical Program will reach an audience of over 1000 of your local friends and neighbors. Please consider purchasing an ad in our program to celebrate a cast or crew member’s accomplishments or promote your business.
Full page: $200       Half page: $100         Quarter page: $50
Additionally all program advertisers will be recognized on our website, the church bulletin and this Facebook page!

Please make checks payable to St. Catherine’s Players and mail to 4 Riverside Ave. Riv,CT 06878.
Submit ad jpeg to Payment is requested with submission of copy. Ads should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than January 29, 2015.

Thank you for your support of St. Catherine’s Players.




Seussical Casting!

Cat – Bonnie Kelley Young

Horton – Tony Morello

JoJo – Alexis Killeen

Gertrude – Samantha Holomakoff

Mayzie – Christina Kompar

Kangaroo – Femi Shabiolegbe

Mayor – Greg Suss

General –  Stephen Hohl

Mrs. Mayor – Lynn Carbino

Bird Girls

Jenny Alogna                            Hannah Bein

Megan Harris                             Janna Mathes


Michael Busani                          Stephen Hohl

Colm McDermott                       Alexander Weston

Yurtle The Turtle – Mary Cohen

Grinch – Alex Weston

Little Roo – Libby Zola

Citizens of the Jungle/Hunches/Solla Sallew Dancers- 

Katie Suss                                Hayley Eldridge

Sara Fogarty                            Olivia Dallape

Victoria Pereda

Citizens of Who/Circus Ensemble


Cindy Lou Who – Catherine O’Brien

Whos –                                                                        

Kathleen Suss                           Carlos Fallaques

Sharon Alogna                          Wendy Mages

Sue Neville                                Zofia Glinska

Christian Ginsberg                  Kathie Murphy

Mary Whalen                            Emily Alogna

Sam Carbino

Who kids

Devan Fauser                            Molly Krisky

Savannah Magee                       Samantha Pascala

Stephanie Busani



Ellen Norell                                Mary Kate Frey

Caleigh Radzin                          Luke Merrill

Austin Janssen                          Emma Valerio

Zachary Frattaroli                       Laura Sherman

Sofia Luna


Sam Carbino                             Emily Alogna

CJ Ginsberg


Participation fees are due by January 8th: $25 ($40: family of 2, $60: 3 or more.) Make checks payable to Saint Catherine’s Players.

All cast and crew members 18 and over must complete  the Protecting God’s Children presentation. We have scheduled the session for Thursday January 8th, 7-9 PM.  Mark your calendars.

If you have already taken this program you do not need to attend again this year.

Seussical News You Can Use!

Thank you to all who came out this week for auditions!  Close to 80 actors from 8 -80 years old showed up to sing and participated in dance auditions as well!  While we wish we could cast everyone who tried out, we all know that that is not possible, even in Whoville!  We hope that the audition experience was enjoyable and a growth opportunity for all.  Our Production Team will be making the casting decisions and it will be posted mid-day on Saturday December 6 on this page.  STAY TUNED!

SCP News!

SCP is excited to announce that our Conductor for this year’s production of Seussical is Zach Kampler! SCPlayers audiences will remember Zach for his trombone skills in Barnum!

Zach is a classically trained composer, arranger, conductor, and performer. A graduate of the Juilliard Pre-College Program, he holds a B.A. in Music from New York University and an M.M. in Orchestral Conducting, with a concentration in Opera, from SUNY Binghamton. An adjunct professor at Westchester Community College, he teaches Brass and Composition in addition to conducting the Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra, and the Music Department’s main-stage productions. He concurrently holds the position of Artistic Director and Conductor of the Eastern Festival Symphony Orchestra.

Dave Durell will be staying on in the pit on Bass!

Auditions: Click on “Seussical Auditions” tab for Audition Information

St. Catherine’s Players News Update FALL 2014: A Funny Thing Happened at the End of Season

Take A Bow
As many you have already heard, Vinnie and Yvonne Yax have retired and relocated to South Carolina. While this is very exciting news for them, as they look forward to being away from the “snowmaggeden” Greenwich winters and closer to their grand kids, it is bittersweet to our Players family as they took their final bow with us in March.

Both active parishioners at Saint Catherine of Siena parish for many years, it was Saint Catherine’s Players that brought this dynamic duo together. Yvonne first joined SCP in 1983 for “Go Out Singing” and Vinnie started in 1985 with “Camelot”…and Camelot it was, as he met his true love and future wife on the stage.

Through the years they have filled many roles with the Players both on and off the stage. Yvonne has had numerous memorable featured roles including Marty, in “Grease,” a most remembered Mother Abbess in the 1997 “Sound of Music,” Madame Liang in “Flower Drum Song,” Madame Thiang in “The King & I,” Mrs. Sowerberry in “Oliver” and finally, Yente in the 2003 “Fiddler on the Roof.” All very unique characters and Yvonne brought a little bit of herself to each of these roles! Off stage Yvonne was our costume designer for numerous shows in the 90’s and party planner supreme for the original opening night celebrations and most of our final cast parties for the last 15 years. Both her children, Joanie and Joey, have been part of the Players as well.

Vinnie played Burt Healy in our first production of “Annie” in 1987, proudly sharing the stage with his daughter Jennifer, who played Annie. His most outstanding role however, and where he showed his true colors, has been that of producer extraordinaire for the past twenty years.

A year-round volunteer job of scheduling, budgeting, paying bills, wrangling, cajoling, setting up chairs, building sets, hanging lights, getting permits, securing show rights, ensuring fire inspections, renovating consulting, peacemaking and being an all around great guy. Vinnie is the quiet and enduring presence that has kept our troupe, this multi-faceted, multi-generational and multi-talented family we call Saint Catherine’s Players, together for twenty years while seeing profits are managed to give back to the Parish when we can and ensuring we have the funds to stage the next year’s production.

Like Yin and Yang, or is that Yin and Madame Liang, the Players owe a huge debt of gratitude to Vinnie and Yvonne. We know that they are only a phone call away and phone calls they will get!! We also expect to see them in the audience next March and every year after!

New Roles
As the Production Board rallied to tackle the post-Yax era, Jody Breakell and Wendy Blumenthal took on the roles of Co-Producers. Jody has been with the Players for 23 years on and off the stage and for many of those alongside her two children Michele and Chris Suttile, who grew up on the stage like so many young people in our theatre community. When she wasn’t on the stage, she was working behind the scenes as Associate Producer for many years with Vinnie. She soon took on set decorations and brought her partner in crime and life into the SCP family. Wendy has taken to the paint brush and staple gun with great enthusiasm but we have also tapped her talents for PR, desktop publishing, graphics and program layout. Their new roles will be challenging and rewarding, more so than they ever thought!

Exit, Stage Left
Much to our surprise another major script change was on the way. Our longest tenured SCP director, Stuart Adelberg, has made the decision to step down after 24 shows with the Players.

“After a good amount of soul searching, I have decided that it is time for me to step aside as the director of the Players. I have been honored and blessed to work with an incredible group of people who have become very special to me. I am so proud of what we have done together and I have fond memories that I will cherish forever. Thanks for letting me accompany you all on a fantastic 23 year journey.”

We have been honored and blessed to have Stuart at the helm for such an incredible run. He has seen three generations of “Players” come through the church hall over the years and has had an indelible positive impact on each of them. The caliber and consistency of the productions have truly put SCP on the community theatre map in Fairfield and Westchester counties.

Marilyn Adelberg came on board with Stuart and has worn many hats for the Players through the years, from PR to program, to opening night receptions and cast parties. Her most significant contribution however, was bringing the players into the digital age. She created and maintained our website, Facebook pages and our Constant Contact database enabling our many Players, patrons, auditioners and audience members to be up to date with the latest happenings.

Not to be forgotten, Jesse Adelberg, Stuart and Marilyn’s son, has been involved since he could toddle. On stage or back stage, Jesse was a great addition to the invaluable “A-team”.

On behalf of Saint Catherine of Siena Parish, Msgr. Detscher will be recognizing and thanking the Adelbergs for their many years of service to the Players and the Parish this Fall at a Sunday service to be announced. We will keep you posted as plans progress.

On With the Show!
Over the summer our Production Team of Jody Breakell, Wendy Blumenthal, Rita Lapcevic, Patrica Moran, Cyndy and Doug Pulick, Kathy DiGiovana, Melody Andersen, Bill Wright, Allen Jackson, Msgr. Detscher and Father Hoffmann launched a search for a director for our 2015 production. We are pleased to announce that we have engaged Joe Guttadauro, a familiar face to our cast and audiences, to direct, with Lauren Sherwood, another SCP alumnus as choreographer. Both Joe and Lauren have been active in community theatre on and off the stage throughout Fairfield County and we know we are in good hands moving forward with this year’s production of : SEUSSICAL the Musical!

Producers Wendy Blumenthal and Jody Breakell unveil the 2014 show choice, Seussical the Musical with Director, Joe Guttadauro atthe SCS Carnival in August

Producers, Wendy Blumenthal and Jody Breakell, unveil the 2014 show choice, Seussical the Musical with Director, Joe Guttadauro at the Saint Catherine of Siena Carnival in August

While there have certainly been some major changes to our team, our SCP family remains intact, our alumni and sponsors are supportive and we look forward to many years of the very unique experience that Saint Catherine’s Players has been bringing to all: producers, actors, musicians, crew, costumes, set and lighting designers, patrons, and audiences since Joe Amato began this theatre group in 1981.