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International Thespian Society Troupe 213 Presents

Music by Elton John

Lyrics by Tim Rice

Book by Linda Woolverton and Robert Falls And David Henry Hwang Originally directed on Broadway by Robert Falls Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions

Co-Director, Choreographer

Set Designer, Producer, Director

Vocal Director

Sandi Makofsky

Tom Weaver

Cindy Ferguson

Orchestra Conductor

Costume Designer

Lighting Design

Tim Keleher

Noel Davis

Eddie Keith

Hair and Make-up Design

Projection Design, Technical Assistant

Robert Weaver

Lucinda Musumeci Pat Schantz

Peter Gambino

Technical Director

Sound Design

Mirror Editor

Marc Warfel

Rick Friedman

Showcase/Program Photographer

Box Office Manager

Hair / Makeup Assistants

House Manager

Minna Siegel

Kim Konefsky Debra Faye

Dawn Zaleski

Business Manager

Publicist

Administrative Assistants

Bob Hulme

Lisa Simon

Bernie O’Connor

Bill Kovnat

Aida is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International 421 West 54th Street New York NY 10019 (212) 541-4684 www.MTIShows.com Digital/video taping of this musical is strictly prohibited. Please turn off all cell phones. Flash attachments to cameras are strictly prohibited in consideration with the safety of the actors. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.


CONGRATULATIONS Logan, Congrats, Mazel Tov! Love you, Bubbe Congrats to my little brother! So proud of you Logi! Love RI Great job Logan! Love, Bubbe Carole Drew DuBoff, I am always proud of you, Act on! Love, Mom-Mom Drew DuBoff: We’re proud of you because you fight the good fight. Never let your guard down. May you always fight for right. Break a leg! Love, Mom, Dad and Max Sarah Furnari -We are so proud of you! Break a leg! Mom & Dad Sarah F –Enjoy your last show at East! Love Nicole & Gabby


Theatre Supporters The Aylesworth Family The Accardi Family The Lincoln Family


CONGRATULATIONS A lovely young lady & a shining star, Spencer! Love, Marlene Spencer, Keep on living your dream! Love u, Cilla Syd & Logan Luv ya Spence! From your favorite sis, Scout XO Grandpa is smiling over you, Spence & sining along with you! Brittany, You are the best. We love you –Mama Judy & Hut Sarah Furnari-We are so proud of you! Break a leg! Mom & Dad Sarah F. –Enjoy your last show at East! Love, Nicole & Gabby Spencer, Your passion & excitement is our joy! Mama & Dad So thrilled to see you in Aida! Spence! Cuin, your Twin! Spencer, Have a ball slaving away! We love you, Grandma XO


Congratulations to the cast and crew of

“AIDA” We are so proud of all of you for all of your hard work


All members of our orchestra are High School East students Violin

Flute, Bamboo Flutes

Aaron Chung

HyeRin Kim

Rong Xiang

Jenny Chung

Sung Min Oh Sarah Kim

Oboe, English Horn Alexander Kim

Jessica Li Rachael Tung

Guitars and Bass

Erika Young

Patrick Oberstaedt

Kailyn Cohen

Ben Turner

Bianca Park Nicole Rosselli

Drums

Laurence Feng

Evan Klein

Philip Chehet Hannah Lam Abigail Hong

Trumpet Mason Kramer Meredith Peltzman

Viola Andruw Magnus

Saxophone

Livana Park

Louis Yeung

Vimal Vasu

Flugelhorn Cello

Lewis Cohen

Richard Ni Jake Walsh

Percussion Ian Murphy

Keyboard

Madeline Bowne

Amanda Liu Daniel Kim

Mallet Percussion

Noah Ritz

Noah Ritz


ACT I

ACT II

The Egyptian Wing of a Major Museum Slave Barge Radames’s Quarters The Docks Hallway in the Pharaoh’s Palace The Baths Pharaoh’s Private Banquet Room Amneris’s Bed Chambers The Nubian Slave Camp The Nile’s Edge The Market place Radames’s Tent The Nubian Slave Camp

Stars Scape The Prison Cell The Nubian Slave Camp Radames’s Garden Anmeris’s Dressing Room The Royal Wedding The Docks The Judgment Hall The Interior of the Tomb The Egyptian Wing of a Major Museum

There will be one 15 minute Intermission. Refreshments will be provided by the Theatre Boosters in Cafeteria-1

Act I “Every Story Is a Love Story”……………………….……………………………………Amneris “Fortune Favors The Brave”…………………….……………….Amneris, Radames, Soldiers “The Past Is Another Land” …………..………………………………………………….…Aida “Another Pyramid” …………………..…………………………………….……Zoser, Ministers “How I Know You” …………………….……………………………………….……Mereb, Aida “My Strongest Suit” ……………………..…………………………………….Amneris, Women “Fortune Favors The Brave-Reprise” …………………….…………………………..Radames “Enchantment Passing Through” ……………………...……………..………..Radames, Aida “My Strongest Suit-Reprise” …………………………….……………………….Amneris, Aida “Dance Of The Robe” ……………….…………………………..……Aida, Nehebka, Nubians “Not Me” …………………….…………………………….…..Radames, Mereb, Aida, Amneris “Elaborate Lives” ………………………...……………………………………….Radames, Aida “The Gods Love Nubia” ………………..…………………….Aida, Mereb, Nehebka, Nubians

Act II “A Step Too Far” …………………………..………………...……….Amneris, Radames, Aida “Easy As Life” ………………………………………………..……………………………….Aida “Like Father Like Son” ……………………………………...……..Zoser, Radames, Ministers “Radames’ Letter” ………………………………………………………………………Radames “How I Know You-Reprise” ………………….…………………………………………….Mereb “Written In The Stars” ……………………...…………………………...............Aida, Radames “I Know The Truth” …………………….…………………………………………………Amneris “Elaborate Lives-Reprise” ……………………………………………………….Aida, Radames “Finale Act II” ……………………...………………………………..…Radames, Aida, Amneris


The director would like to thank, The Board of Education, Central Administration, Dr. Lawyer Chapman, Mr. Bob Hulme, Mrs. Betsi McLeester, Mr. Bernie O’Connor, Dr. John Burns, Mr. C.J. Davis, Mrs. Marsha Pecker, and staff for supporting the Performing Arts, the Maintenance staff: Joe Sutton, John Doyle, Anthony Lindor, the A/V Department: Mrs. Louise Head. Secretaries, Mrs. Cecilia Eilola, Jane Abo, Johanna Scott. Noel Davis and Tom Weaver would like to personally thank the following parents for their help in building the Aida costumes. Jean Maresh, Jodi Gorenberg, Toni Abiva, Regina Wilmes, Lisa Shull, Amy Breslow, Michelle Buono, Debra Faye, Edwich Luma, Sigal Algraby, Linda Siracusa, Christy Carlson. The Director is personally grateful to all the parents who were gracious enough in so many ways. They have assisted in costumes, props, cooking meals for the cast and crew dinners, giving dozens of rides to their kids and their friends, and son on, and so on. A heartfelt thanks to the talented Production Staff, who have shown so much patience in teaching over 160 student actors, musicians, and technicians the “Art” of good theatre. A very special thank you to Lisa Simon, and Simon Relations Group for so much advertising, Dawn Zaleski and the Theatre Boosters for dinners, refreshments, flowers, souvenir sales, and box office. PLEASE PATRONIZE ADVERTISERES: When and wherever you shop, please consider these local merchants first. Their support of our young people made these programs possible.

CONGRATULATIONS To Hallie, Our favorite scenic artist and the master of any thing she wants to master… Our Love & Devotion, our hugs and kisses and our wishes that everything you choose in the future will work out as well as your work on the theater crew at East. Your G and G Congrats Hallie on your continued theatre success! We love you! Aunt Deb, Uncle David, Sofia and Dylan. Break a leg Hallie! Wish we could be there. We love you! Meg, Rob, Morgan and Kyle Dear Hallie, We are cheering you on as you see your magnificent sets come alive in your final production. You are awesome! We are very proud of you! Wish we were there! Love, John, Fernando, Lucas and Lila Dear Hallie, congratulations on all your successes! College, the wonderful shows and above all your sparkling personality. We love you! Your Kobliner Family Thanks to all the painters. I’ll miss you next year! Hallie Thanks Mom and Dad for all of your support – Hallie


Red Cast Elisabeth Siegel Max Hoffman Patty Irwin Jack Tremper Marissa Adler Justin Accardi Zach Hamm Brandon Weinberg Lior Algrably

White Cast Aida Radames Amneris Zoser Nehebka Mereb Pharaoh Amonasro Zoser’s Wife

Chelsea Campbell Evan Brody Sarah Kahn Dillon Rebock Ashley Cooper Cedric Middleton Avi Natan Jacob deBlecourt Lior Algrably

Sarah Funari

Ruby Goldstein

Leon Pintel

Sarah Sosland

Bethelly Jean-Louis

Rachel Vetesi

Brittany Yesner

Dana Gordan

Danya Trommer

Jackie Orlando

Lior Algrably

Elizabeth Hallinan

Lily Schwartz

Katie Aylesworth

Alisson Shapiro

Sarah Vetesi

Abigail Kramer

Alexis Rebock

Molly Apple

Alyssa Luma

Yael Kortzars

Emma Thurman

Alyson Nothnegel

Devon Leslie

Lauren Hollowniczky

Rachel Odland

Amanda Lewis

Hannah Yankowitz

Gabi Cohen

Allison Abiva

Sara Wolfgang

Natalie Chadwell

Sara Wolfgang

Leon Pintel

Elizabeth Hallinan

Stephan Hoffman

Sam Kaufman

Jack Breslow

Jared Comacho

Eric Zavadsky

Anthony Cornatzer

Yoav Varadi

Andrew Zaleski

Aaron Abrams

Ben Levy

Drew DuBoff


Avi Natan

Pierce Kenny

Ryan Berlin

Jonathan Wallace

Josh Murtha

Brandon Weinberg

Richard Kirby

Max Yankowitz

Ezra Nugiel

Jacob deBlecourt

Jackie Orlando

Alison Abiva

Samantha Mautner

Dana Gordan

Sarah Gagarin

Sarah Furnari

Marissa Alder

Ruby Goldstein

Ashley Cooper

Brittany Yesner

Alexis Rebock

Sarah Sosland

Jackie Orlando

Gabi Stahl

Spencer Lincoln

Jack Tremper

Ashley Cooper

Ezra Nugiel

Dillon Rebock

Marissa Adler

Molly Apple

Amanda Lewis

Bethelly Jean-Lewis

Richard Kirby

Branbon Weinberg

Serya Das

Jared Comacho

Lior Algrably

Josh Murtha

Yoav Varadi

Yeal Kortzarz

Katherine Trauger

Alycon Nothnegal

Dana Gordan

Pierce Kenny

Eric Zavadsky

Sarah Furnari

Kat Konefsky

Sara Wolfgang

Alison Abiva

Emma Myer

Abigail Kramer

Leon Pintel

Natalie Chadwell

Justin Accardi

Rachel Vetesi

Jamie Gottlieb

Cedric Middleton

Sarah Vetesi

Madison McDevitt

Ben Levy

Hannah Yakowitz

Melonie Raush

Sam Kaufman

Molly Apple

Chloe Goldstien

Sarah Gagarin

Alison Shapiro

Victoria Young

Danya Trommer

Katie Aylesworth

Lorna Diamond

Zach Hamm

Emma Thurman

Emma Silverstone

Avi Natan

Devon Leslie

Ryan Berlin

Ruby Goldstein

Rachel Odland

Max Yankowitz

Samantha Mautner

Lauren Hollowniczky

Lily Schwartz

Shelby Robins

Gabi Cohen

Elizabeth Hallinan

Brittany Yesner

Abigail Kramer

Marissa Adler

Jack Tremper

Justin Accardi

Sarah Sosland

Dillon Rebock

Cedric Middleton

Ezra Nugiel

Amanda Lewis

Zach Hamm

Molly Apple

Anne Lipsett

Brandon Weinberg

Avi Natan

Ryan Berlin

Lior Algrably

Shelby Robbins

Aaron Abrams

Yael Kortzarz

Ashley Cooper

Josh Cohen


Brittany Yesner

Elizabeth Hallinan

Katherine Trauger

Jackie Orlando

Alexis Rebock

Justin Accardi

Gabi Stahl

Cedric Middleton

Bethelly Jean-Lewis

Danya Trommer

Josh Murtha

Ruby Goldstein

Brittany Yesner

Rachel Vetesi

Lily Schwartz

Sarah Sosland

Katie Aylesworth

Elizabeth Hallihan

Leon Pintel

Sarah Wolfgang

Serya Das

Jamie Gottlieb

Emma Myer

Natalie Chadwell

Madison McDevitt

Melonie Raush

Chloe Goldstien

Spencer Lincoln

Dana Gordan

Lior Algrably

Zoe Mellenger

Brittany Yesner

Allison Shapiro

Gabby Goldman

Yael Kortsarz

Alexis Rebock

Sarah Wolfgang

Sarah Furnari

Kat Konefsky

Emma Meyer

Allison Abiva

Leon Pintel

Sreya Das

Bethelly Jean-Lewis

Marissa Adler

Natalie Chadwell

Alyssa Luma

Ashley Cooper

Jaime Gottlieb

Allison Nothnagle

Jackie Orlando

Spencer Lincoln


Stage Manager: Jae Burton Assistant Stage Managers: Meagan Griffiths, Rachel Ackerman Student Technical Directors: Andrew Shapiro, Lydia Huber, Logan Lassin Scenic Artist: Hallie Wilmes Assistant Student Technical Directors: Rebecca Padersky, Zack Mindel, Jake Tennenbaum Master Electrician: Richard Cliver Sound Engineers: Logan Lassin, Rafi Brinn Master Carpenter: Keenan McElwee Costume Seamstresses: Katie Carlson, Alexis Diaz, Alexandra Maresh Properties Managers: Matt Buchberg, Andrew Zaleski Assistant Scenic Artists: Nicole Rosselli, Matt Propp, Laura Vitale, Sammy Goodwin Electricians: Tess Holtzman, Ariel Sabatini, Matt Fontanilla, Jon Leonetti, Jonathan Trauger Assistant Sound Engineer: Hunter Berkowitz Assistant Master Carpenters: Evan Brody, Peter Lewis, Jonah Cohn, Colin Myers Paint Charges: Alison Mautner, Hannah Sawn, Jardin Cassell Projectionist: Nicholas Heinze Showcase Designers: Sara Wolfgang, Natalie Chadwell Showcase Assistant: Emma Thurman, Lauren Hollowniczky Costume Crew: Sarah Gagarin, Hannah Yakowitz, Jamie Ackerman, AMeila Zaleski, Sarah Peterson Hair and Make-Up Crew: Kat Konefsky, Katie Carlson, Monica Handley, Hannah Yankowitz, Alexis Diaz, Maegan Griffith Company Managers: Ryan Berlin, Brandon Weinberg, Alyson Nothnagel, Sarah Sosland Dance Captains: Rachel Vetesi, Brittany Yesner, Lily Schwartz, Katie Aylesworth, Devon Leslie, Allison Shapiro, Sara Vetesi, Jackie Orlando Student Vocal Coach: Sarah Kahn General Crew: Tyler Haaz, Gabby Goldman, Nick Heinze, Max Faye, Jeff Haaz, Matthew Oberstaedt, Zach Sell, Danny Naddeo, Naomi Burton, Ruby Goldstein, Ethan Arcaroli, Sam Kaufman, Sarah Peterson, Anthony Cornatzer, Cara Cornatzer, Jenna Camacho, Ben Vaupen, Madison McDevitt, Zach King, Chris Nothnagel, Alex Manofu, Sam Brenner, Monica Handley, Alex Hess


Elisabeth Siegel: (Aida-Red) A senior. Shows at East include: Flowers for Algernon (Norma), One Acts 2013 (Brenda in High School Reunion – Excellence in Acting) Peter Pan (Grown-Up Wendy), The Skin of Our Teeth, Singin’ in the Rain A Christmas Carol, Pippin, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Sound of Music (Gretl). Elisabeth was a member of the 2014 ACDA Eastern Division Honors Choir. She is also co-officer of the Belles of East, secretary of Thespian Society, and Librarian of East Singers. Chelsea Campbell: (Aida-White) A senior. Chelsea is honored to be playing Aida in her Cherry Hill East Theatre debut. Recent Credits include: Sit! The Musical (Jazz Singer). Chelsea is also a member of Key of She, East's female acapella group. When she isn’t performing in musicals, Chelsea is very active in the East Athletic Department as an AllState ranked volleyball player and track runner. Chelsea is so grateful for the support from her friends, family and church family and would like to specifically thank her mother for always encouraging her, both musically and athletically. Max Hoffman: (Radames-Red) A senior. Max was last seen in Flowers for Algernon (Burt), Peter Pan (John), The Skin of Our Teeth (Henry), Boy Meets Girl (Sam), A Christmas Carol (Peter), Check, Please (Todd), Pippin (Theo), and To Kill a Mockingbird (Dill). Max is honored to be a part of Thespian Society, East Singers, Madrigals (Officer), Casual Harmony, and Stay Tuned. For his final performance at East, Max wants to thank his family for their endless support, his friends, and the teachers along the way who have helped him grow so much throughout the years. Evan Brody: (Radames-White/Asst. Master Carpenter) A senior. Past Credits include: Flowers for Algernon (Charlie), Peter Pan (Mr. Darling), A Christmas Carol (Old Joe), Lab Theatre '10, '11 and '13 (Director), One Acts '12 and '13 (Director), and East Film Festival '11, '12 and '13. Stagedoor Manor: Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate – Best Major Supporting Actor), How To Succeed (J.B. Biggley). He is a member of East Singers, Stage Crew, Mime Company, and Thespian Society. Patricia Irwin: (Amneris-Red) A junior. Patricia is thrilled to be playing Amneris! Recent credits include: Flowers for Algernon (Mother & Mrs. Mooney), Pippin (Leading Player), The Mikado (Yum-Yum), Peter Pan (Peter), and The Skin of Our Teeth (Gladys). Patricia is a proud member of Belles of East, 2014 All South Jersey Choir, 2013 All State Mixed Choir, 2014 ACDA All Eastern Honors Choir, East Singers and The Mime Company. Many thanks to her incredibly supportive family both on and off the stage.

Sarah Kahn: (Amneris-White/Vocal Assistant) A senior. Sarah is thrilled to sing her heart out in her final spring musical at East! Previous credits include: Flowers for Algernon (Dr. Strauss), Into the Woods (Giant), Peter Pan (Jane), and The Skin of Our Teeth (Gladys). She is also an officer of the Belles of East and participates in various choirs inside and out of the vocal department including the ACDA Eastern Honor Choir. She would like to thank her friends and family for all their support!

Jack Tremper: (Zoser-Red) A sophomore. Jack is thrilled to be involved in his fifth Mainstage at East. Credits include: Flowers for Algernon (Frank), Peter Pan (Cecco), The Skin of Our Teeth (TV Anchor), Lab Theatre '12 & '13, and Fiddler on the Roof. Jack is also a member of Casual Harmony, East Singers, and Madrigals. He would like to thank the cast, crew, and staff for a wonderful experience.

Dillon Rebock: (Zoser-White) A senior. Dillon is excited to end his high school career building another pyramid in Aida. Recent credits include Professor Nemur in Flowers for Algernon, Captain Hook in Peter Pan (Best Actor 2013) and Cosmo Brown in Singin' in the Rain (Best Actor 2012). He would like to thank the creative team for all their hard work and dedication and to his family for supporting him in everything.


Justin Accardi: (Mereb-Red) A freshman. Justin is super excited to be a part of his second production at Cherry Hill East, Aida! Recent credits include: Flowers for Algernon (Teen Charlie), and Lab Theater 2013 (The Supers/Party of Three). Thanks so much and great job to all the cast and crew!

CCedric Middleton: (Mereb-White) A freshman. Cedric is excited for his first musical at East and thrilled to be a part of such an amazing show. Past Credits include Lab Theatre ‘13 (Leslie and the Boys, Lunch Date, He Said She Said), and Flowers for Algernon. Cedric was also a part of the All South Jersey Chorus. Cedric would like to thank all the people who have come to support him. Marissa Adler: (Nehebka-Red) A senior. Recent credits include: Flowers for Algernon (Dr. Strauss), Director Lab Theater 2013, One Act Play Festival 2013, Assistant Director Lab Theater 2012, Peter Pan (Lion), The Skin of Our Teeth (Hester), One Act Play Festival 2012, Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy's Dancer), Camp Rock (Mitchie), and more. She is also a member of East Singers and Thespian Society. She wants to thank her whole family for all their love! Ashley Cooper: (Nehebka-White) A freshman. Ashley is so excited and honored to be performing in her first spring musical at Cherry Hill East. Recent Credits Include: Tollbooth (Selinda), Into The Woods (Good Fairy), The Little Mermaid Jr. (Carlotta). She would like to thank her incredibly supportive and encouraging friends and family.

Avi Natan: (Pharaoh-White) A sophomore. Avi is excited to be a part of his fourth mainstage here at Cherry Hill East. Recent credits include: Flowers for Algernon (Father), Lab Theater 2013 (Trapped, Tollbooth), and Peter Pan (Jukes). He would like to thank the entire theatre department and his family for all of their support.

Brandon Weinberg: (Amonasro-Red) A senior. Brandon has enjoyed his 4 years in the theatre department immensely. He won CHE Best Actor of the Year last year for Captain Hook (Peter Pan), and Best Actor (CHE One Acts) for Narrator #2 (The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon). Other credits include The Skin of Our Teeth (George Antrobus), Flowers for Algernon (Professor Nemur), A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge), and To Kill a Mockingbird (Jem). Brandon has also directed in Lab Theatre, and is the Head of Publicity for the Thespian Society. Ryan Berlin: (Minister/Nubian/Company Manager) A senior. Ryan is extremely grateful to have been a member of the Drama Department these last 4 years. He was recently seen as Charlie Gordon in Flowers for Algernon. Other credits include Peter Pan (Smee, Best Supporting Actor), The Skin of Our Teeth (Mr. Fitzpatrick), Singin’ in the Rain, A Christmas Carol (Fred), and To Kill a Mockingbird (Jem). Ryan has directed in One Acts and Lab Theater. He is the Vice President of Thespian Society. Ryan thanks his family for their incredible support of his passion for theater.

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Sarah Sosland: (Woman of the Palace/Company Manager) A senior. Sarah is so grateful to be performing in Aida, her fourth and final musical at East. Recent Credits include: Flowers for Algernon (Alice), Peter Pan (Peter/Best Actress), The Skin of Our Teeth (Fortune Teller), and Singin' in the Rain (Miss Dinsmore/Featured Dancer). Sarah is also a proud member of Belles of East. Sarah would like to thank everyone in the theatre department for an incredible four years! Max Yankowitz: (Minister/Nubian/Soldier) A senior. Max is delighted to be performing in his final Mainstage production at East. Recent credits include: Flowers for Algernon (Burt), High School Reunion (Peter), Peter Pan (John Darling), The Skin of Our Teeth (Homer), Singin’ in the Rain (Rod), and A Christmas Carol (Peter Cratchit). Max is also a Madrigal. Max would like to thank everyone who has supported him through his four years at Cherry Hill East. Rachel Vetesi: (Woman of the Palace/Nubian/Dance Captain) A senior. Rachel is beyond excited to be a part of such an incredible show for her last musical at East. Recent Credits include Singin' in the Rain, Boy Meets Girl (Newtown One Act Festival Best Play 2012), The Skin of Our Teeth, Peter Pan (Ostrich), and Flowers For Algernon (Mrs. Nemur). Rachel is honored to be a part of East Singers, Chansons, Mime Company, Thespian Society, (Historian) and Madrigals (Officer). Rachel would like to thank her friends and family for their love and support and congratulate the cast and crew of Aida! Molly Apple: (Back-up Bather/Nubian) A senior. Molly is extremely excited to be a part of Aida as her final Mainstage at East! Past credits include: Flowers for Algernon (Mrs. Donner/Company Manager), Crushed, Peter Pan (Indian), The Skin of Our Teeth (Fitzpatrick), Family Album (Stage Manager), and Singin’ in the Rain. Molly is also a proud member of East Singers, Chansons, Mime Company, Thespian Society, and Madrigals. She wants to thank her friends and family for all their love and support over the past four years! Rachel Odland: (Fashion show model/Nubian) A senior. Rachel is so excited to be performing in her final spring musical at Cherry Hill East. Recent credits include: Flowers for Algernon (Mrs. Feldman) and Singin’ in the Rain (Featured Dancer). She would like to thank her family and friends for their support.

Aaron Abrams: (Soldier) A senior. Aaron is thrilled to be in this show. Recent credits include: To Kill a Mockingbird, Pippin, A Christmas Carol, Singin’ in the Rain, The Skin of Our Teeth, and Peter Pan (Crocodile). This is Aaron's fourth musical at East. Aaron would like to thank his family for their support.

Brittany Yesner: (Dance Captain) A junior. Brittany is elated to be performing in another musical at East! Recent credits include: Flowers for Algernon (Mrs. Donner), Peter Pan (Tiger Lily), 42nd Street, and Hairspray. Brittany studies with Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC. She is a member of the Mime Company, Madrigals, and East Singers. She would like to thank her parents for their support.

Lily Schwartz: (Back Up Bather/Nubian/Exotic Dancer/Dance captain) A junior. Lily is ecstatic to be in her sixth main stage production at Cherry Hill East! Recent credits include: Flowers For Algernon (Gina), Peter Pan (Jane/indian), and The Brothers Grim Spectaculathon. Also, Lily is a member of the Cherry Hill East Mime Company, Chansons, and has been dancing for 13 years. Josh Murtha: (Minister) A junior. Josh is having a blast being part of the cast of Aida. He has been involved in every fall and spring show since freshman year, including One Acts. He has enjoyed his time with friends in East's theatre program, and is looking forward to productions in the future.


Lior Algrably: (Zoser’s Wife) A junior. Lior is so excited to perform in her third Spring Musical at East! Past performances include Flowers for Algernon (Anne Welberg), Peter Pan (Pirate), and The Skin of Our Teeth (Miss M. Muse). She would like to congratulate the cast and crew of Aida.

Andrew Zaleski: (Soldier) A junior. Andrew is excited to play a Soldier in his sixth MainStage here at East. Andrew’s recent credits include: Flowers for Algernon (Teen Charlie), Letters from a Wallflower (Patrick), and One Giant Leap (Dennis Mayfield.

Drew DuBoff: (Soldier) A junior. Drew is titillated to be performing in his third spring musical at East. Recent credits include: Flowers for Algernon (Mr. Harvey), Fiddler on the Roof (Rabbi), and Peter Pan (Mullins). Drew sings with Concert Choir. He hopes the audience brought a pack of tissues because this show is a real tearjerker!

Anthony Cornatzer: (Soldier) A junior. Anthony is honored to be a part of this amazing production. Recent credits include: Flowers for Algernon (Frank), Whimsy (Asst. Stage Manager), Into the Woods (Cinderella's Father/Fake Cow), and Letters from a Wallflower (Bill/Bob, awarded Outstanding Featured Actor, Buck's Co.) Anthony is also a member of East's stage crew, mime company, and vocal workshop. Thanks go out to friends and family for their love and support. Allison Abiva: (Aida's Girl) A Junior. Allison is excited to be a part of another production here at East. Past credits include Flowers for Algernon (Mrs. Nemur), Peter Pan, Letters From a Wallflower (Best Play), The Skin of Our Teeth, Singin' in the Rain, and A Christmas Carol. Allison is also a member of Chansons.

Katie Aylesworth: (Back-Up Bather/Exotic Dancer/Nubian/Dance Captain) A sophomore. Katie is very excited to be performing in her second spring musical at East. Recent credits include Flowers for Algernon (Child Norma), Whimsy (Improv Troupe), and School House Rock Live, Jr (Dina). Katie has also been dancing for 11 years and is in Belles of East. Break a leg to all cast and crew!

Pierce Kenny: (Minster) A sophomore. Pierce is thrilled to be performing in his first spring musical at East. Recent credits include: Tollbooth (Randall), School House Rock (Marcus), and Snow White (Slowpoke). Pierce would like to thank his family and friends for all of their support.

Samantha Mautner: (Aida's Girl/Banquet Slave/Nubian) A sophomore. Samantha is so excited to be performing in this fantastic show! Past East credits include Peter Pan (Twin One), The Skin of Our Teeth (Dinosaur), Lab theatre 2012/13, and One Acts 2014. She cannot wait to spend the next two years in the theatre department at East!

Sarah Gagarin: (Nubian) A sophomore. Sarah is thrilled to be a part of her second spring musical. Recent credits include Flowers For Algernon (Little Norma) and Peter Pan (Hiccup). Sarah would like to thank her friends and family for their love and support.


Ezra Nugiel: (Minister/Nubian) A freshman. Ezra is thrilled to be performing in his first musical at East. Recent Credits include: Flowers for Algernon (Peter the Baker), Leslie and the Boys (Alex), and Coaster of Doom (Bryson). Ezra is also a member of the Mime Company. He would like to thank his friends and family for their support.

Jae Stephanie Burton: (Stage Manager) A junior. She is very proud to take this lifechanging journey with such an amazing cast and crew! She would like to thank her friends, her family, and everyone involved who helped make Aida truly a TIMELESS love story. I love you all! Break a leg! The daughter of Isis has spoken.

Maegan Griffith: (Assistant Stage Manager) A junior. Maegan is thrilled to be stage managing her first main stage. Her past technical credits include, Flowers for Algernon (Costume Seamstress), A Theory of Little Men (Stage Manager), Peter Pan (Costume Seamstress) and The Skin of Our Teeth (Costume Seamstress). Maegan is also a proud member of the Cherry Hill East Mime Company.

Rachel Ackerman: (Assistant Stage Manager) A sophomore. Rachel is ecstatic to help stage manage Aida. Recent credits include: Lab theatre (2012-2013), The Skin of Our Teeth, Peter Pan, The Two Halves of Andrew’s Brain (Best Play, Best Ensemble), and Flowers for Algernon. She would like to thank her friends and family for their constant love and support!

Andrew Shapiro: (Student Technical Director) A senior. Andrew could not be more excited to be working on his final East Spring Musical. He has been involved in stage crew since freshman year, and his credits include Flowers for Algernon, Peter Pan, The Skin of Our Teeth, Singin’ in the Rain, A Christmas Carol, Pippin, and To Kill A Mockingbird. He is also a member of Thespian Society. Andrew would like to thank his friends and family for all their support during his four years at East. Logan Lassin: (Student Technical Director/Sound Engineer) A senior. A vibrant and charismatic member of stage crew, Logan is both bubbling with excitement as well as saddened that this intense and zestful show will be his last Musical in the east theatre. Besides from working such hits as Singin’ in the Rain and Peter Pan, Logan has aided in nearly every production in his four years at east. Logan would like to give a "shout out" to his family as well as his " homies" for a fantastic show and year. Rebecca Padersky: (Assistant Student Technical Director) A senior. Rebecca is incredibly excited to be working on her final musical here at East. She wants to thank everyone in the department for helping to make some of her best memories for the past four year. She hopes everyone has a great show!

Hallie Wilmes: (Scenic Artist) A senior. Hallie is so excited to close her years at east building and painting another pyramid for Aida. She would never base coat the fact that she is grateful for her family for all their support throughout these years.

Katie Carlson: (Costume Seamstress) A senior. Katie is a proud member of the Society for the Prevention of Naked Actors (otherwise known as Costume Crew) and is super pumped for another great show here at East. She is definitely going to cry when this is over. Past credits include: To Kill a Mockingbird, Pippin, A Christmas Carol, Singin’ in The Rain, The Skin of Our Teeth, and Peter Pan.


Tom Weaver (Director, Producer, Set Designer) is in his 37th at East. Mr. Weaver has designed and/or technically directed every Mainstage show since 1977. He has also enjoyed directing a number of productions: Death of a Salesman, M*A*S*H*, Inherit the Wind, You Can’t Take It With You, The Man Who Came To Dinner, To See The Stars, Romeo and Juliet, The Crucible, Fiddler on the Roof, A Mid Summer Night’s Dream, Man of La Mancha, Pippin, A Christmas Carol, Singin’ In the Rain, The Skin Of Our Teeth, Peter Pan, Flowers for Algernon and Aida. Mr. Weaver created our East Lab Theater Production. Other duties include producing the East One Act Play Festival where the East Theater program has enjoyed “Best Play” honors in the tri-state festivals four of the last five years and also enjoys directing the East Mime Company, now in its 37th year. He is the co-advisor of our East Stage Crew and Thespian Society Troupe 213. Mr. Weaver has also directed many of the Studio II plays. He is enjoying the task of continuing the rich theatre tradition here at East. Outside of East Mr. Weaver’s directing or set design work can be seen at Mainstage Center for the Arts and The Voorhees Theatre Co. He also has enjoyed designing many shows for Glassboro High School where his wife, Anne Marie, is the Theatre Director. Mr. Weaver is well known throughout the Delaware Valley where he has designed and directed for many other Community Theatre groups. In all, he has designed and/or directed over 400 productions. He has also been nominated for Best Set and Lighting Design by Paper Mill’s Rising Star award program for his work here at East and Glassboro High School. Mr. Weaver is a graduate of Rowan University with a BA degree in Speech and Theatre. He would like to say, with much love, thank you to his wife for supporting his love for theatre. Also a big hug to his children, Tom Jr., Erin and Aaron, Robert and Christine, and Caitlin. He is also the proud grandfather of Lilly, Christopher and Maisie.

Sandi Makofski (Co-Director/Choreographer) Sandi’s love for theater and dance began when her grandfather, a Vaudevillian performer, taught her the soft shoe at age 3. She began her career as a performer and earned a BA in Speech and Theater with a minor in Dance at Montclair State University. Working her way through college as a choreographer, she found that working on the other side of the audition table was what she loved best. Choreography soon evolved into directing and she has been working as a freelance artist ever since. She has worked in just about every imaginable theater venue from elementary school through college, professional, regional, community, corporate and film. She is presently working on a revival of the urban musical “Inner City” in NYC. Cherry Hill East remains one of her favorite places to work. She considers herself most fortunate to be creating theater here with Tom Weaver and the wonderfully talented students and staff. Thank you all!!


Cindy Ferguson Persichetti (Vocal Director) is thrilled to be involved with CHE’s production of Aida. She retired as a music teacher in the Cherry Hill school district where she taught all grade levels for 26 yrs. The last 11 were spent as a vocal director at East. Music theatre is her passion. She served at vocal director and pit conductor for Tommy at East, and Annie and The Wizard of Oz for Voorhees Theater Co. She has been vocal director for numerous musicals at East. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Ed from Lebanon Valley College with a major in voice and has pursued several graduate courses in conducting at Westminster Choir College. Outside of school, Cindy teaches voice privately and is a member of MENC and ACDA. Cindy takes this opportunity to thank her husband for his total support, the marvelous staff for their talent and friendship, and the amazing students for being such a joy to work with!

Timothy Keleher (Conductor) was selected as a Conducting Fellow for the Juilliard Conductors Workshop for Music Educators, 2011. Mr. Keleher graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Arts (formerly Philadelphia College of Performing Arts). He was principal trumpet of the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia College of Performing Arts Brass Quintet, and the Youth Orchestra of Greater Philadelphia. At that time he also performed with the New School of Music Orchestra and Brass Ensemble, in addition to substitute trumpet with the Curtis Institute Orchestra. Formerly Principal Trumpet with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Brass Quartet, he has also been Music Librarian and Administrator for the Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Singers. Under his leadership the Cherry Hill High School East Symphony made their New York City debut at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in December 2009 and has returned for two additional performances since. The jazz program at High School East has grown to three ensembles that have earned festival and competitive awards in addition to performance invitations for local and national venues, community leaders and elected officials including a former president of the United States. The Pit Orchestra has received several nominations and awards from the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Program. The marching band program is an award–winning, competitive program that has represented Cherry Hill Publics Schools throughout the region. Mr. Keleher teaches Advanced Placement Music Theory and is a Cum Laude Society faculty member. He received an Award for Excellence in Teaching from the New Jersey Symphony Master Teacher Collaborative in 1993-94. He is a senior adjunct at Burlington County College and a published composer. Solo and ensemble trumpet performances throughout the Delaware Valley area have included the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Concerto Soloists and various freelance venues with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, He has performed solo jazz with piano legend Sam Dockery. Main showroom performances at Harrah’s, the Tropicana, the Hilton, Showboat casinos and House of Blues in Atlantic City have included headliners such as the Four Tops, the Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Diahann Carroll, Eddie Holman, Peter Cetera, comedians Bob Newhart, Don Rickles.


Noel Davis (Costume Designer) This is Noel’s 10th year as costume designer for Cherry Hill High School East. Noel has also designed costumes for regional theaters and community theaters in the South Jersey area. Noel is thrilled to be working with the students of Cherry Hill East. She is delighted to see students acquiring costuming and sewing skills that will be useful to them throughout their lives. Noel holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a New Jersey School Nurse Certificate. She holds a full time position as a school nurse for YALE Schools. As always, Noel would like to thank all the parent volunteers for their assistance with the big endeavor of creating costumes for Aida.

Eddie Keith (Lighting Designer & Technical Director) Eddie Keith is proud to return to Cherry Hill East this Fall for the production of The Skin of our Teeth. Eddie has been seen in recent years as Scenic Designer for Footloose at Glassboro High School and Road Company’s Wait Until Dark. His other credits include: Shop Manager for Earl Girls Theatrical Lighting in Egg Harbor City, Sound and Scenic Design for Mainstage Center for the Arts Summerstage program in Blackwood, NJ, Carpenter for the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA, and Stage Technician for Walt Disney Entertainment at the Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando, FL. Eddie would like to thank Tom for this opportunity and to his wife, Katie, for all of her love and support.

Cindy Musumeci (Hair/Make-up Stylist) Cindy began her career in the entertainment industry as a runway model for the famous clothing designer Valentino. She comes from a family of professional actors. Her grandmother and grandfather were accomplished Broadway actors and toured the United States in many professional shows. Cindy's mother has also performed and directed professionally in New York. At East, Cindy has volunteered and worked the past thirteen years as the hair and make-up stylist for all the drama productions. She has also worked professionally in the film industry with her husband, Charlie, as his hair and make-up coordinator for commercials and feature films. Cindy continues to model professionally at fashion shows in the Philadelphia/New York area. She thoroughly enjoys working with the East students and loves the fact that her husband, Charlie, is finally helping out with the drama department.

Pat Schanz (Hair Stylist) Pat was a School Support Assistant at Cherry Hill East for many years, but retired to North Carolina. While working at East, Pat volunteered her time doing hair and make-up for all the drama productions. Despite her change of address, she continues to travel back to Cherry Hill to help with all our plays. It is a true testament to her dedication that Pat still gives our students her “professional” attention to detail. Pat also volunteers her time with hair and make-up in North Carolina, where she recently assisted in a production of MULAN. She also has a number of professional credits doing hair and make-up for commercials and feature films. We warmly welcome back Pat and thank her once again for being part of our Drama Production Staff.


Peter Gambino (Technical Assistant) A 2003 Cherry Hill East graduate turned full-time faculty member, Peter Gambino graduated with honors from Rutgers University with a BA in English, a secondary certification in English Education, and minors in Writing, Film, and Religious studies. Pete has worked primarily as a screenwriter and director/filmmaker. In 2007, his short film “GB: On Call,” was awarded the New Century Cinema Fan Favorite award in Camden, New Jersey. In 2008, he acted as an editor and production assistant on the feature-length documentary “Goodwill: The Flight of Emilio Carranza,” which was awarded Best Home Grown Documentary at the Garden State Film festival. Pete is currently enrolled in Rutgers Camden’s MFA program in creative writing.

Robert Weaver (Lighting Designer ) is thankful for the opportunity to work along side his father again at his alma mater. A graduate of Temple University, Robert enjoyed past opportunities to help in the CHE Theatre, including Technical Director of Man of La Mancha in 2009. Outside of CHE Theatre, Robert works in theatrical set construction and lighting design at Envision Productions, LLC and serves as a First Lieutenant in the US Army Reserves. Robert is extremely thankful to his beautiful wife, Christine, and his two amazing children, Lilly and Christopher, for all their love and support.

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Cherry Hill East’s production of GYPSY in March of 1978 marked the inception of “The Thespian Mirror” as the program magazine for productions at Cherry Hill School East produced by the International Thespian Society. The name is borrowed from the historical document discovered while researching in Theatre History classes. First published in 1805, the original was a critical journal by a young aspiring actor, John Howard Payne, who from the age of 14 and or the next 20 years became well known as a performer, playwright, and critic. He wrote 50-60 plays during his career. Of these, the best known include BRUTUS (1818) and CHARLES II (1824). He holds the prestigious position in history as America’s first internationally successful dramatist. Our program title seems fitting then as young aspiring actors before you tonight strive for the success which Payne proved possible even as a child prodigy and since we subscribe to Aristotle’s philosophy that good theatre must truly “mirror” our existence. We proudly celebrate 30 years of MIRROR as the program magazine for our mainstage productions. We thank our advertisers for making this what it is today!

Has been working for the Cherry Hill School District for 11 years and has loved every second of it. He is the technology coordinator for Cherry Hill East H.S. He manages the servers, computers and interacts with the teachers and staff on a daily basis. He is always trying to come up with a more proactive way to use technology more efficiently in the schools. “I can not believe this is the 14th playbill I have been asked to do! It is true that time does fly when your having fun! Working with Tom Weaver, the cast & the crew is such a blast as well as a huge learning experience. WHAT A TEAM! My wife Jaime of 24 years (whom I can’t thank enough for filling in at home for me), sons Jordan-18, Hunter-14 & Jake-14 really enjoy going to each and every show. To all the students, I wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavors in life! Stop back and say hi . Mr. Weaver, it is truly a pleasure to work side by side with you and the students! I look forward in many more years working with East’s AWESOME Theatre group!:


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The Cherry Hill East Theatre Production of AIDA Playbill Spring 2014

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