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.
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. http://bgcg.org/thelittlemermaid/
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
Mary Kate Frey
Important: YOU MUST EMAIL TO ACCEPT YOUR ROLE BY Sunday December 4th : email@example.com
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
THE LITTLE MERMAID
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
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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