International Thespian Society Troupe 213 Presents
A Pulitzer Prize Winning Play Produced and Directed by
Tom Weaver Co-Director
Charlie Musumeci Lighting & Sound Design
Hair and Make-up Design
Lucinda Musumeci & Pat Schantz
Video & Animations Director Technical Assistant
Box Office Manager
Showcase/ Program Photographer
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Break a Leg Cast & Crew of The Skin of Our Teeth Cherry Hill East Theater Boosters
To Judge Moses (Ben Levy) And the entire cast and crew â€“ You did a great job!
Suzanne, Victor, Jonathan and Lewis Levy
Marissa Aimee Adler, We all love you so much & want to congratulate you and the cast & crew of, “The Skin of our Teeth”
On an amazing production! A big hug & special thank-you to
“Weave” & “Moose”! All our love, Dad, Mom, Jon & Beth, Jenn & Mike & of course, Gizmo
We are soooo proud of you and all of your hard work!
We can’t wait to meet “George” in
“The Skin of our Teeth” Congratulations to the entire cast and crew Love, Mom, Dad, Jeanna, Frank and Soph!
CONGRATULATIONS Drew Duboff: At least someone in our family gets to go to a convention in Atlantic City this year! Way to go! Rock on!:) Break a Leg Lily, you are awesome! Love Mom Break a leg Brandon! Best double cast ever! -Joey Break a leg red cast Antrobuses! You guys are the best! -Joey Dakota, you have to call me Dragon –Joey Talented, Bright & Beautiful! Good Luck Molly! Love, Grandma Lola Joey, I’m not calling you Dragon. Love, Dakota Break a leg red cast Antrobuses family! Love, your Sabina
Josh Murtha rocks!!
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Love, Bubbi Fran and Pop Pop Leon
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TIME & ACTS Time: Not too many years ago ACT I : Home, Cherry Hill, New Jersey ACT II : Atlantic City Boardwalk ACT III : Home, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
STORY OF THE PLAY Here is a comedy about George Antrobus, his wife and two children, and their general utility maid, Lily Sabina, all of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. George Antrobus is John Doe or George Spelvin or you- the average American at grips with a destiny, sometimes sour sometimes sweet. The Antrobuses have survived fire, flood, pestilence, the sevenyear locusts, the ice age, the black pox and the double feature, a dozen wars and as many depressions. They run many a gamut, are as durable as radiators, and look upon the future with a disarming optimism. Alternately bewitched, befuddled and becalmed, they are the stuff of which heroes are made- heroes and buffoons. They are true offspring of Adam and Eve, victims of all the ills that flesh is heir to. They have survived a thousand calamities by the skin of their teeth. Here is a tribute to their indestructibility.
VISIT US AT: www.CHETHEATRE.com CONGRATULATIONS Drew DuBoff: Even an ice age couldnâ€™t keep you from warming my heart! Love, Mom-mom XOXO Abigail, We are so proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, Mason & Eliza Gabi, You always steal the show for us! Love you, Bug! XOXO You are the best sister ever! I love you, Gabi! Love Frannie Congratulations Ryan and the cast of â€œThe Skin of our Teeth! Break a leg! We love you and are very proud of you Ryan
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The director would like to thank, The Board of Education, Central Administration, Dr. John O‘Breza, 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: Mr. Chuck Ludovico, John Doyle, Richard Pierce, and Brian Kutinow, the A/V Department: Mrs. Louise Head. Secretaries, Mrs. Cecilia Eilola, Jane Abo, Johanna Scott. Noel Davis, Tom Weaver and the entire theatre program wish to thank the following parents for all their help with costumes: Jodi Gorenberg, Jean Maresh, Deb Fay, and Allison Lassin. The director is personally grateful to all the parents who were gracious enough to help 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 so on, and so on. A heartfelt thanks to the talented Production Staff, who have shown so much patience in teaching over 130 student actors and technicians the ―Art‖ of good theatre. A very special thank you to Lisa Simon and Simon Public Relations Group for so much of our advertising, Dawn Zaleski and the Theatre Boosters for dinners, refreshments, flower and souvenir sales, and box office, the Theme Shop Factory, and so much more. PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS: When and wherever you shop, please consider these local merchants first. Their support of our young people made these programs possible.
Cast of Characters Red Cast Dakota Judge Joseph Ciurlino Molly Nugiel Max Hoffman Sarah Kahn Michal Kortsarts Dillon Rebock Tori Wolfgang Alyson Nothnagel Samantha Mautner Ryan Berlin Keenan McElwee Marissa Adler Lily Schwartz Josh Murtha Evan Brody Melanie Kramer Anthony Cornatzer Drew DuBoff Richard Kirby Abigail Kramer Yael Kortsarz Lior Algrably
White Cast Lily Sabina George Antrobus Maggie Antrobus Henry Antrobus Gladys Antrobus Fortune Teller TV Anchor TV Anchor AC Field Reporter Dinosaur Fitzpatrick Telegraph Boy Hester Ivy Fred Bailey Mr. Tremayne Doctor Professor Homer Judge Moses Miss E. Muse Miss T. Muse Miss M. Muse
Alexandra Maresh Brandon Weinberg Diana Faye Damian Stuchko Patricia Irwin Sarah Sosland Jack Tremper Gaby Chapman Brittany Yesner Sarah Gagarin Molly Apple Jonah Bannett Kayla Livecchi Elisabeth Siegel Drew Zaleski Jacob DeBlecourt Rachel Vetesi Zoe Mellenger Max Yankowitz Ben Levy Sreya Das Dana Gordon Amanda Lewis
Front Mammoth……………………………………………………..………………Nicholas Heinze Back Mammoth…………………………..……..………………………..………………Josh Murtha Defeated Candidate………………………..……..…………….………………..Nicholas Heinze Conventioneer 1…………………………………...………………..…………….………Evan Brody Conventioneer 2…………………………………….…………………..………….……Josh Murtha Conventioneer 3………………………………..………….…………..………Anthony Cornatzer Conventioneer 4………………………………..……………..………..………….Brandon Adams Conventioneer 5………………………………..…………………..…..………….……Drew DuBoff Conventioneer 6……………………………………..…………………..………….…Sam Kaufman Boardwalk Camera-man……………………….…………..……………………Aaron Abrahms Chair Pusher………...………………..……………………………………………Dipto Chakravarty Sleeping Conventioneer…………….…………………………………..……Stephen Hoffman Woman in the Audience……………..………………………………..……………Alexis Rebock Bingo Caller……………..…………………………..……..……………………………Abigail Kramer
Cast of Characters - Continued Ushers: Sara Wolfgang, Michelle Currerri Act 2 Show Girls: Emily Karpf, Tori Wolfgang/Marissa Adler, Elisabeth Siegel /Molly Nugiel, Gaby Chapman/Alyson Nothnagel, Gabi Cohen Conventioneers: Jonathan Wallace, Jonah Bannett, Keenan McElwee, Max Hoffman/Damian Stuchko, Joey Ciurlino/ Brandon Weinberg, Dillon Rebock/ Jack Tremper, Drew DuBoff/ Ben Levy, Ryan Berlin/ Drew Zaleski, Evan Brody/ Jacob DeBlecourt, Ben Levy/ Richard Kirby, Avi Natan, Yoav Varadi Act 1 Refugees: Gabrielle Hummel, Jamie Gottlieb, Jamie Ackerman, Jae Stephanie Burton, Hannah Yankowitz, Natalie Chadwell, Amelia Zaleski, Samantha Waldman Act 3 Refugees: Kat Konefsky, Rebekah Rothstein, Rachel Ackerman, Allison Abiva, Bernadette Davis, Madison Taylor, Sharae Allen, Jane Sul, Lorna Diamond Act 2 Audience Participants: Eric Zavadsky, Sharon Maurer, Shelby Robbins, Kat Konefsky, Rebekah Rothstein, Rachel Ackerman, Allison Abiva, Bernadette Davis, Madison Taylor, Sharae Allen, Jane Sul, Lorna Diamond, Gabrielle Hummel, Jamie Gottlieb, Jamie Ackerman, Jae Stephanie Burton, Hannah Yankowitz, Natalie Chadwell, Amelia Zaleski, Samantha Waldman
CONGRATULATIONS Break a leg seniors! Go class of 2013! Love, Dakota You’re the best Alex and that’s the god’s truth! Love, Dakota Break a leg Natalie! Love you Mom, Dad & Alec Drew DuBoff: Even Homer could see that our pride over your performances could rival the great flood. Love, Mom/Dad/Max<3 Congrats Sarah! Love David, Amanda & Lauren Sarah- We are so proud of you! Love Grandmom & Grandpop Sarah-”Our Little Star” Love Mom & Dad Sarah-We are so proud of you! Love Bubbi & Bill
Student Production Staff Stage Manager……….…………………………………………………….…………….Loren Roth Asst. Stage Manager………………………………………………………..………Zachary Hamm Company Managers………………..……….Damian Stuchko, Michal Kortsarts, Tori Wolfgang Apprentice Stage Manager…………..……………………………………..Jae Stephanie Burton Student Technical Directors………………………………..…..Kevin Gorenberg, Justin Landay Scenic Artist…………………………………………………………Julia Waldman, Hallie Wilmes Asst. Technical Directors……………………………………......…Andrew Shapiro, Lydia Huber Master Carpenter…………………..…………………………………………………….Evan Brody Costumers…………………….…………Monica Handley, Katie Carlson, Alexis Diaz, Liz Potts Master Electricians……………………..…………………………....Richard Cliver, Ariel Sabatini Sound Engineers……………..……………………………………...Randall Ogen, Logan Lassin Showcase Designer………….……………………………………………………….Tori Wolfgang Asst. Sound Engineer………...………………………………………………………Rafaela Brinn Paint Charges..……………………………..……… Nicole Roselli, Matt Propp, Julie Benbasset Properties Managers………………………………………….Andrew Zaleski, Jacob deBlecourt Assistant Properties Manager………………………………………………………Matt Buchberg General Crew…….........Jake Tennenbaum, Gabby Goldman, Max Grossman, Jon Leonetti, Matt Fontanilla, Colin Myers, Ben Johnson, Jardin Cassell, Rebecca Padersky, Zach Mindel, Megnhna Shanker, Tori Wolfgang, Jonathan Trauger, Hannah Sawh, Laura Vitale, Samy Goodwin, Abigail Kramer, Alison Mautner, Katie Russo, Samantha Waldman, Madison McDevitt, Courtney McDevitt, Clecy Romen, Anthony Cornatzer, Justin Lipson, Tegan Edwards, Sarah Sorgentoni, Yael Kortsartz, Maegan Griffiths, Celia Innaurato
WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST Alexandra Maresh- (Lily Sabina/White) A Junior. Recent credits include: Charming Princes (Cinderella, One Acts ‘12), Singin’ in the Rain (Zelda Zanders), A Christmas Carol (Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come), Check, Please! (Melanie, One Acts ‘11), Pippin (Fastrada), and To Kill a Mockingbird (Mayella Ewell). She was awarded Best Supporting Actress of the Year for both the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons. She is a member of the 2012-2013 All State Women‘s Choir, as well as East Singers and the Thespian Society. This past summer, Alexandra toured across Europe with the American Music Abroad Voices Tour. Alexandra thanks her friends and family for their support, and dedicates this performance to Gran—for always holding the family together by the skin of her teeth.
Dakota Judge- (Lily Sabina/Red) A Senior. Dakota is thrilled to be a part of The Skin of Our Teeth. Recent Credits include: Family Album (Lab Theatre 2012; Director), Wherefore Art Thou Romeo (One Acts 2012; Director), Singin’ In the Rain (Zelda Zanders), A Christmas Carol (Belle, Costumes) The Wuz (Costume Designer), Give and Take (Lab Theatre 2011, Costume Designer). Other credits include: Thespian Society (Vocal Liaison), Madrigals, East Singers, and Chansons. She thanks her entire family for all the support they gave her throughout the show. Joseph Ciurlino- (George Antrobus/Red) A Senior. Joey is ecstatic to be performing in his last Fall Show at East. He would like to thank the cast, crew, and staff for all their hard work and dedication. Credits include: Family Album (Director), Coffee with God (Director), Singin’ in the Rain (Roscoe Dexter), A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit), Give and Take (Assistant Director), The Cider (Rodger), Pippin (Soldier), To Kill a Mockingbird (Boo Radley), Man of La Mancha, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Joey is currently working on a production of Our Town (George) with the Salvation Army Brandon Weinberg- (George Antrobus/White) A Junior. Brandon is a committed member of the East Theatre department. Brandon started off his career at East as Jem Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird), later playing Guy in the award winning one act Check! Please. Brandon has also played Young Scrooge (A Christmas Carol), and Alex (Take Five), while also performing in Choices, Give and Take, Time In/Time Out, and Singin’ In the Rain.
Molly Nugiel- (Maggie Antrobus/Red) A Senior. Molly is extremely excited to be a part of The Skin of our Teeth as her last fall show! Credits include: Family Album (Director), A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Present), Give and Take (Stage Manager), Waiting for Death (Ella), To Kill A Mockingbird (Maudie Atkinson), Man of La Mancha (Sancho‘s Horse), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mustardseed), Ladies of the Tower (Queen Anne Boleyn), and The Lottery (Belva Summers). She wants to thank her family and friends for all their support throughout the years! Diana Faye- (Maggie Antrobus/White) A Senior. Diana is thrilled to be performing in her last Fall Show at East. Recent credits at East include: A Christmas Carol, Singing in the Rain, and One Acts ‗11 (Check! Please). Credits from Mainstage Center for the Arts: Once on this Island (Mama Euralie) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator). She would like to extend her love and thanks to her friends and family. You're all so awesome!
WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST Damian Stuchko- (Henry/White) A Senior. Damian has enjoyed four years as a member of the East Theatre department, where he has found his passion in all parts of stagecraft. Previously, Damian has served as a director (Family Album), an Assistant Stage Manger (Singin’ In the Rain), and Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol), as well as Lab Theatre ‘09,‘10, ‘11, One Acts ‘09 and ‘11, Man of La Mancha, To Kill a Mockingbird, and crew for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Pippin. Damian proudly serves as a Company Manager for both The Skin of Our Teeth and for the Mime Company, also serving as the Mime Company Liaison for the Thespian Society! His performance is dedicated to his mother, who helps him ―hang on by the skin of his teeth.‖ Max Hoffman- (Henry/Red) A Junior. Max is thrilled to be in Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning play! Previously seen in To Kill a Mockingbird (Dill), Pippin (Theo), A Christmas Carol (Peter), and Singin' in the Rain. Max has been in One Acts: Time In/ Time Out, Check Please (Best Play '11), and Boy Meets Girl (Best Play and Best Actor at Newtown Theatre Festival). He is also in East Singers, Madrigals, and Casual Harmony. A shout out to his loving family, friends, and cast. We survived the end of the world, together! Patricia Irwin- (Gladys/White) A Sophomore. Patricia is extremely thrilled to be performing in the Skin of Our Teeth. Patricia has most recently performed as Joanne in Godspell at Frenchwoods Festival. Other Credits include: A Christmas Carol (Fan), Singing In The Rain (Kathy Dancer), Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), A Connecticut Yankee (Morgan) and 8 Minute Madness (Turtle Shell Theater, NYC), "Boy Meets Girl" (CHE Best Actress). Patricia is also a proud member of Mime Company, Belles of East, and New Jersey All-State Mixed Choir. Many thanks to the entire company and her extremely supportive family! Sarah Kahn- (Gladys/Red) A Junior. Sarah is absolutely thrilled to be a part of her 5th Mainstage at East! She was most recently seen in One Acts ‗12 The Actor's Nightmare (Ellen). Other previous roles include Miss Dinsmore (Singin' in the Rain), Belinda (A Christmas Carol), Lily St. Regis (Annie Jr.), and more. Sarah is also a member of East Singers, Belles of East, and All State Women's Choir. She would like to thank her family, both onstage and off, for all their support. Molly Apple- (Fitzpatrick/White) A Junior. Molly is thrilled to be in this year‘s production of The Skin of Our Teeth! Past credits include: Family Album (Stage Manager), Legally Blonde, Singin' in the Rain, A Christmas Carol (Amanda Pennyworth), Pippin, and To Kill a Mockingbird. Molly is also a proud member of Chansons, Madrigals, and Mime Company. She would also like to thank her mom, dad, and sister for all their love and support!
Ryan Berlin- (Mr. Fitzpatrick/Red, Lifeguard/White) A Junior. Ryan is enjoying his 4th Mainstage here at East. Recent credits include: Jem Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird), Fred (A Christmas Carol), and the Sound Engineer (Singin’ in the Rain). Other credits include Lab Theatre 11‘, One Acts ‗11 and ‘12, and Assistant Director in Lab Theatre ‗12. He hopes everyone enjoys the show!
WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST Dillon Rebock- (TV Anchor/Red) A Junior. Dillon is excited to be performing in his third Mainstage at East. Dillon most recently performed the role of Cosmo in Singin’ in the Rain. Dillon dedicates this performance to his family who support him in all of his endeavors.
Tori Wolfgang- (TV Anchor/Red) A Senior. Tori is happy and sad to be performing in her last Fall Show at East. She recently played Kathy (Singin’ in the Rain). She is also a member of Madrigals, East singers, Chansons, Historian of Thespian Society, and Company Manager for The Skin of our Teeth, she also directed in Lab Theatre ‗12. She would like to thank her cat for always lending an ear when she needed to practice her lines. She also thanks her friends and family for all their love and support. Jack Tremper- (TV Anchor/White) A Freshman. Jack is very excited to play the role of the TV Anchor in his first Mainstage at East. Past roles include Ugly (Honk), Dad (Lab Theatre '12), Aaron Schultz (Legally Blonde), and Oliver Warbucks (Annie). He would like to thank his family and friends for all of their support. Gaby Chapman- (TV Anchor/White) A Senior. Gaby is elated to be in The Skin of Our Teeth. This is her last Fall Show at East. Recent credits include Singin’ in the Rain (Lina Lamont, Best Actress ‘12), Ghost of Christmas Past (A Christmas Carol), and a Director (Lab Theater ‘12). She is also a proud member of The Key of She, East Singers and the Thespian Society. Gaby would like to thank all of the staff for their love and support throughout her four years at East. Samantha Mautner- (Dinosaur/Red) A Freshman. Samantha is ecstatic to be performing in her first Mainstage production at East. Recent credits include: Debbie (Family Album), Mike Teevee (Willy Wonka), and Catherine (The Children's Hour). She would like to thank her family and friends for being so supportive! Sarah Gagarin- (Dinosaur/White) A Freshman. Sarah is thrilled to be a part of her first Mainstage production at East! Credits Include: Family Album (Carrie) and Once on This Island (Storyteller 2). She thanks her friends & family for all of their support.
Nicholas Heinze- (Front Mammoth) A Junior. Nick has enjoyed all three years of the Theatre program here at East. Recent Credits Include: the Undertaker (A Christmas Carol) and the police man (Singin’ in the Rain). When not in the theatre he enjoys rapping with Tori Wolfgang and playing with his band 6 to 4
Josh Murtha- (Back Mammoth, Fred Bailey/Red) A Sophomore. Josh is enjoying his fourth East Theatre production. Previous East roles include: Rod (Singin’ in the Rain), Timmy Baker (Boy Meets Girl), and Mr. St. Clair (A Christmas Carol).―Weave‖ and the drama program have been the highlight of his East experience!
WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST Jonah Bannett- (Telegraph Boy/White) A Senior. Jonah is thrilled to be in his first and last Fall Show. Previous credits include: Singin’ in the Rain, Pippin, Man of La Mancha, One Act Play Festival ‗11. Jonah is extremely involved in East's Music and Theatre Departments. Jonah hopes that you enjoy the show.
Keenan McElwee- (Telegraph Boy/Red) A Sophomore. Keenan is tickled to be in his second Mainstage as an actor. Previously he has fooled audiences into thinking he was Gawain (Charming Princes), Dick Wilkins (A Christmas Carol), and Jason/Howard the Husband (Family Album). Other than acting on stage, Keenan takes his place backstage in stage crew and mimes as a habit. As he says, "Don't screw up!" Abigail Kramer- (Miss E. Muse/Red, Bingo Caller) A Freshman. Abigail is ecstatic to participate in her first Mainstage production at East. Recent credits include: Jane (Family Album), Adelaide (Guys and Dolls) and Bull Frog (Honk). Abigail would like to thank everyone who has supported her in everything she has done. Sreya Das- (Miss E Muse/White) A Sophomore. Sreya is very excited to be a part of The Skin of Our Teeth. Recent credits include: Lab Theater 2012 Family Album (Cousin Marcie) and A Christmas Carol. She is also a member of Chansons. Sreya would like to thank her friends and family for all of their wonderful support. Lior Algrably- (Miss M. Muse/Red) A Sophomore. Lior is excited to be in The Skin of Our Teeth. Recent Credits Include: the Poet (Family Album), Featured Dancer (Singin' in the Rain), and the Cousin (Give and Take). She would like to thank her friends and family for all of their support. Break a leg Red and White casts! Amanda Lewis- (Miss M. Muse/White) A Junior. Amanda is ecstatic to be in The Skin of Our Teeth! This is her 5th East Mainstage production.Recent credits include: Funny girl (Singin’ in the Rain), A Christmas Carol, Pippin, and To Kill a Mockingbird. She has also been involved in many productions at French Woods. Amanda is a proud member of Concert Choir, Chansons, and the East Mime company! She would like to thank her family for their support. Yael Kortsarts- (Ms. T Muse/Red) A Freshman. Yael is thrilled to be performing in her first East Theatre Mainstage production. Previously, Yael has performed as Becky (Family Album), Erzulie (Once On this Island), and Mrs. Pots (Beauty and the Beast). Yael would like to thank her friends and family for supporting her in everything she does. Dana Gordon- (Miss T Muse/White) A Junior. Her past credits include Mulan (Grandma Fa), Singin’ in the Rain (Pedestrian #1), Hairspray (Lil Inez), and Annie (Sophie). She is also a member of the Mime Company. She would like to thank her family and friends and her role model, Oprah Winfrey.
WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST Ben Levy- (Judge Moses/White) A Freshman, Ben is very excited to begin his first main stage production in the East Theatre department. Previously Ben has played Rob (Family Album) during the Lab Theater production. He is looking forward to a fun and exciting future in theater and at East. Ben is dedicating his performance his parents and little brothers who have helped him through by ―the skin of his teeth.‖ Richard Kirby- (Judge Moses/Red) A Sophomore. This is Richard‘s second Mainstage at East. Recent Credits include: Young Cosmo (Singin’ in the Rain), One Acts 2012, and much more. Richard wants to thank the cast and crew of The Skin of Our Teeth for a great show.
Max Yankowitz- (Homer/White) A Junior. Max has enjoyed participating in many East productions including: To Kill A Mockingbird, Pippin, Peter Cratchit (A Christmas Carol) and Rod (Singin' in the Rain). Max is very excited about The Skin of Our Teeth and can't wait to perform!
Drew DuBoff- (Homer/ Red, Conventioneer) A Sophomore. Drew is ecstatic to be involved with The Skin of our Teeth. He has participated in four mainstage productions. Recent Credits Include: A Christmas Carol, Singin’ in the Rain, and Siamese Child (The King and I). Recent performances include: Anansi (Lab Theatre ’11), Uncle Lou (Lab Theatre ’12), VTC’s Honk! And mainstage‘s Joseph.
Zoe Mellenger- (Professor/White) A Sophomore. Zoe is excited for her second Fall Show here at East. Recent credits include: Give and Take (Lab Theatre ‘11, Narrator), A Christmas Carol (Fred‘s Party Guest), Singin’ in the Rain (Photographer), and Family Album (Lab Theatre ‘12, Sickness). She is also a member of Concert Choir and the Mime Company. She would like to thank her family and her friends as well as the cast for their support. Anthony Cornatzer- (Professor/Red, Conventioneer) A Sophomore. Anthony is absolutely thrilled to be back on the East stage to share, once again, a wonderful story with an audience that is bound to find it spiritually moving, as well as thought provoking. His show credits include: Leprechaun (Give and Take), Topper (A Christmas Carol), Singin’ in the Rain, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, and Fred/Sidney (Family Album). He sends his absolute thanks towards every one of his friends and family for their love and support with this truly outstanding production.
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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST Melanie Kramer- (Doctor/Red) A Sophomore. Melanie is very excited to be in her first Mainstage at Cherry Hill East. Melanie previously played Grandma Helen (Lab Theater ‘12 Family Album). She is proud to be a mime in the Cherry Hill East Mime company and a dancer at Jazz Unlimited. Rachel Vetesi- (Doctor/White) A Junior. Rachel is thrilled to be in The Skin of Our Teeth! Recent credits include: Legally Blonde, Singin’ in the Rain, a Christmas Carol, Pippin, One Acts, and many other credits. Rachel is also a proud member of the Cherry Hill East Mime Company and Madrigals. Michal Kortsarts- (Fortune Teller/Red) A Senior. Michal feels it is bittersweet to be saying that this will be her last Fall Show here at East. Commendable credits include: One Acts 2012 (Best Supporting Actress Award) Berthe (Pippin), Scout (To Kill A Mockingbird), One Acts 2010 (Best Supporting Actress). Recently she was a Director in the 2012 Lab Theatre production of Family Album. Michal is also a Vice President of the Thespian Society, Officer of Madrigals, and is a Company Manager for The Skin of Our Teeth. Michal would like to thank her friends, family and especially the drama department staff for all of their support over the past 4 years. Alyson Nothnagel- (AC Field Announcer, Red) A Junior. Recent credits include: To Kill a Mockingbird, Pippin, One Acts ‗11 (Check Please & All’s Well That Ends Wrong) Lab Theater ‗11 (Give and Take), A Christmas Carol (Flora), Singin’ in the Rain, Production Manager (One Acts ‘12), Assistant Stage Manager (Lab Theater ‗12), and a member of the Mime Company. She would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support! Sarah Sosland- (Fortune Teller/White) A Junior. Sarah is happy to be a part of this year's Fall Show! Recent Credits include: Singin’ in the Rain (Miss Dinsmore), A Christmas Carol (Fred's Wife's Sister), Pippin, To Kill a Mockingbird, One Acts '11,'12, Lab Theatre '10,'11. Other credits include: Coffee House '11,'12, Belles, East Singers and awards for filmmaking. Sarah is so lucky to be a part of such a great cast and is thankful for her friend's and family's love and support. Brittany Yesner- (AC Field Reporter/White) A Sophomore. Brittany is thrilled to participating in another mainstage at East! She has been seen in Singin' in the Rain (Featured Dancer) and A Christmas Carol. Other credits include Titanic and Legally Blonde. This past summer, Brittany studied with Broadway Artists Alliance in New York City. Brittany is a member of Mime Company and Chansons. She would like to thank her parents for their love and support.
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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST Marissa Adler- (Hester/Red) A Junior. Marissa has had an amazing three years as a member of East's Theatre Department and is a proud member of Thespian Society. She has most recently served as an Assistant Director in Lab Theater 2012 Family Album. Past credits include: Erin (One Act Play Festival 2012), Kathy's Dancer (Singin' in the Rain), Mitchie (Camp Rock the Musical), and more. She is excited to be a part of this year's Fall Show and can't wait for the Spring Musical, Peter Pan. She wants to thank her amazing family and friends for all their love and support! Kayla Livecchi- (Hester/White) A Senior. Kayla is happy to be involved in such a wonderful Theatre Department. She has been in many Mainstage productions such as Pippin (Featured Dancer), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Featured Dancer), Man of La Mancha and Assistant Stage Manager (A Christmas Carol). She is also Company Manager of the Mime Company and is in the dance company at her dance studio. As a senior she is upset because it's her last Fall Show, but she is so thankful to be surrounded by such great people. Elisabeth Siegel- (Ivy/White, Showgirl) – A Junior. Elisabeth‘s previous roles at East include: Singin’ in the Rain (Wardrobe Mistress/Featured Dancer), A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Dilber/Caroler), Give and Take (She-Who-Is-Alone), Time In/Time Out (Debbie), Pippin (First Tier Dancer/Angel), To Kill A Mockingbird (Featured Schoolyard Kid), Choices (Anastasia), and The Sound of Music (Gretl). Elisabeth was also an Assistant Director for Family Album. Recent credits: Brighton Beach Memoirs (Laurie) at Mainstage Center for the Arts and Ellie in ―unwound‖ a film directed by Julie Reizes. Elisabeth is a proud member of the Belles of East, East Singers, and the 2012 All-State Mixed Chorus. Lily Schwartz- (Ivy/Red) A Sophomore. Lily is ecstatic to be in her third main stage production at Cherry Hill East! Some past credits include: A Christmas Carol (Little Fan), Family Album (TV Wars: Stephie), Singin‘ In the Rain (Kathy‘s Dancer/ Assistant Dance Captain), Give and Take (Storyteller 1) and Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal). She had been dancing at Jazz Unlimited for 12 years and has also recently joined the Cherry Hill East Mime Company! Jacob deBlecourt- (Mr. Treymane/White) a Freshman. Jacob is excited to be in his second show at East! He enjoys the theatre and has done two shows at the Walnut Street Theatre. Jacob would like to thank both his parents for their tremendous support and flexibility!
Evan Brody- (Mr Treymayne/Red, Conventioneer, Asst. Master Carpenter) A Junior. Evan is ecstatic to be performing in his fifth main stage at East, both as an Actor and a Crew Member. Recent Credits Include: Old Joe (A Christmas Carol), Mike (Take Five) and J.B. Biggley (How To Succeed In Business). Evan would like to thank his family and friends for all their support in his theater world! Andrew Zaleski- (Fred Bailey/White) a Sophomore. Andrew is ready for his third mainstage show, The Skin of Our Teeth here at Cherry Hill East. Previous East credits for Andrew go as: Family Album (Lab Theatre ‗12), Wherefore Art Thou Romeo? (One Acts ‘12), Singin’ in the Rain (Beautiful Girl Dancer), A Christmas Carol (Young Ebenezer), and Give and Take (Lab Theatre ‘11). Andrew is also a part of the Mime Company.
WHO’S WHO IN THE CREW Loren Roth- (Stage Manager) A Senior. Recent stage managing credits Include: Singin’ in the Rain, A Christmas Carol, To Kill a Mockingbird (Assistant), Pippin (Assistant), One Acts ’11(Best Play), and One Acts ’12. Other credits include Lab Theatre ’12 (Asst. Director), Joseph (Props manager- Mainstage), A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Man of La Mancha. Loren is thrilled to be a part of The Skin of our Teeth. Zach Hamm- (Assistant Stage Manager) A Junior. Zachary is thrilled to be the assistant stage manager for The Skin of our Teeth. Zachary has appeared on stage in three Mainstage‘s. Recent Credits Include: Singin’ in the Rain, Fezziwig (A Christmas Carol), To Kill a Mockingbird, Give and Take, The Terezin Promise, and Wherefore Art Thou Romeo. Zachary thanks his parents for being so supportive. Justin Landay- (Student Technical Director) A Senior. Is thrilled to have been doing stage crew since his sophomore year. Recent Credits Include: Singin’ in the Rain, a Christmas Carol, Pippin, To Kill a Mockingbird, and many more!
Kevin Gorenberg- (Student Technical Director/ Sound Engineer) A Senior. Kevin has been involved in every theatre production since his freshman year. Recent Credits Include: Lab Theatre ’09, ’10, ’11, ’12, A Christmas Carol, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pippin, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Man of la Mancha, One Acts ’10, ’11, ’12, Singin’ in the Rain, and The Wuz. Lydia Huber- (Assistant Technical Director) A Junior. Lydia is bubbling with excitement about working on The Skin of our Teeth this fall. Recent Credits Include: Pippin, A Christmas Carol, and Singin’ in the Rain. She can hardly wait for a week of sleepless nights and long days of hard work.
Andrew Shapiro (Assistant Technical Director)- A Junior. This is Andrew‘s third year working on East Stage Crew. He has worked on To Kill a Mockingbird, Pippin, A Christmas Carol, Singin’ in the Rain, Lab Theatre, and One Acts. He is very excited to be an Assistant Technical director for The Skin of our Teeth.
Hallie Wilmes (Scenic Artist)- A Junior, is enchanted to be painting for stage crew. Hallie has been participating in stage crew since her sophomore year. Her credits include: The Wuz, a Christmas Carol, and Singin’ in the Rain, One Acts 2012 and Lab Theatre 2012. Hallie is overjoyed to be a part of The Skin of our Teeth Logan Lassin (Sound Engineer)- A Junior. Logan Lassin has strived to be apart of every aspect of technical theatre, and who‘s extremely excited for the lack of sleep and personal life leading up to this show.
WHO’S WHO IN THE CREW Randall Ogen- (Sound Engineer) A Senior. Randy is thrilled to be part of The Skin of our Teeth. Randall has been doing stage crew since his freshman year. Recent Credits Include: A Christmas Carol, Pippin, To Kill a Mockingbird, Man of La Mancha, Singin’ in the Rain, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, One Acts, Lab theatre, and more. Richard Cliver- (Master Electrician) A Sophomore. Richard has been a member of stage crew since his freshman year. Recent Credits Include: A Christmas Carol, Singin’ in the Rain, and The Wuz. He is very excited to be a part of the Skin of our Teeth.
Ariel Sabatini- (Master Electrician) A Sophomore, Ariel has been a part of stage crew since her freshman year. Credits include: A Christmas Carol, Singin’ in the Rain, One Acts (2012) and Lab Theatre (2012). Ariel is excited to be working on The Skin of our Teeth and many future productions.
Katie Carlson- (Costume Crew) A Junior. Katie is a proud and dedicated member of the Society for the Prevention of Naked Actors (otherwise known as Costume Crew). She is so excited for the task of making costumes for The Skin of our Teeth, and thrilled to be a part of such a fantastic show. Recent credits include: To Kill a Mockingbird, Pippin, A Christmas Carol, and Singin’ in the Rain. Break a leg cast and crew! Monica Handley- (Costume Crew) A Junior. Monica is the founder of the Society for the Prevention of Naked Actors, and the most dedicated member of costume crew. She is so excited by the opportunity to create for yet another show at East. Recent credits include: To Kill a Mockingbird, Pippin, A Christmas Carol, and Singin’ in the Rain. Congrats on an awesome show cast and crew. Alexis Diaz- (Costume Crew) A Sophomore. Alexis is a member of the society for the prevention of naked actors. She is so excited to make costumes for her third show at East. Alexis is thrilled to be working with such an amazing costume crew.
Nicole Rosselli- (Paint Charge) A Sophomore. Nicole has been a part of stage crew since her freshman year. Recent Credits: Lab theatre (2011), The Wuz, a Christmas Carol, Singin’ in the Rain, One Acts (2012). Nicole is excited to be working on The Skin of our Teeth and many other future productions!
Matt Propp- (Paint Charge) A Sophomore. Matt has been working on east stage crew for more than a year. Recent credits include: Christmas Carol, Singin’ in the Rain, and Living Theatre. He is so happy to be working on The Skin of our Teeth.
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TOM WEAVER (Director, Producer & Set Designer)
is in his 36th year 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 and Singin’ In the Rain. Mr. Weaver created our East Lab Theatre Program in 1984 and once again enjoyed directing part of this year‘s Lab Theatre Production, Family Album produced by Charlie Musumeci. Other duties include producing the East One Act Play Festival where the East Theater program has enjoyed ‖Best Play‖ honors in tri-state festivals three of the last four years and also enjoys directing the East Mime Company, now in its 35th 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, Maisie, and ?
CHARLIE MUSUMECI (Co-Director/Film Director) Charlie has been a professional actor/director for 35 years. He made his professional debut at the Young Vic Theatre in London, England in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Charlie has also acted in several plays at the Walnut Street Theatre including playing the leading role of Leduc in Arthur Miller's INCIDENT AT VICHY. His television credits include principal roles in LAW & ORDER, HOMICIDE, RESCUE 911, as well as many national and regional commercials. Feature film roles include William Penn in THE HOLY EXPERIMENT, Mr. Rossi in THAT NIGHT and Ellsworth in ROSIE'S DINER. Charlie has also written and directed several Murder Mysteries including DIED LAUGHING which had a successful 9 month run at the Trop World Casino in Atlantic City. Charlie's feature film AIN'T NOBODY LEFT BEHIND, directed by Rich Reiner is currently being submitted to film festivals. At East, Charlie is the testing coordinator for the PSAT's, SAT's and AP tests. He is also the Head Coach for Girl's Softball. He is happily married to Cindy, who continues to support the East Drama Department with her wonderful talent as the hair and make-up stylist. Charlie has loved working with Tom Weaver and the East drama students and hopes to continue to do so in the future.
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.
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 was a Papermill Play House Rising Star nominee in 2003 for Les Miserables. 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 Singing in the Rain.
PETER GAMBINO (Video & Animations Director) 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.
WHO’S WHO ON THE STAFF 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.
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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!
Rick D. Friedman Has been working for the Cherry Hill School District for 9 years and has loved every second of it. He is the Systems Administrator 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 in the schools. ―I can not believe this is the 10th 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 22 years (whom I can‘t thank enough for filling in at home for me), sons Jordan-16, Hunter-13 & Jake-13 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!: