bergenPAC SPOTLIGHT Program Guide Fall 2022 (Grand Re-Opening Issue)

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My fellow lovers of the arts,

I am proud and humbled to welcome you to bergenPAC this season as your new Executive Director.

Some of you know me from my previous role as Creative Director of Education at the Performing Arts School at bergenPAC. In addition to directing our summer musicals, which have featured talented teens like Rachel Zegler before she starred in in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story remake, I co-produced bergenPAC’s 2021 Virtual Gala: Our Home, Your Home, and American History Unbound productions at Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center.

Let me start by saying I hope you enjoy our beautiful theater restorations. We tried to listen to what our patrons want from their bergenPAC experience and are excited to provide new comfortable seats, a larger lobby with additional concession stands, and restrooms on both levels. This was made possible with the help of the Bergen County Board of Commissioners, the bergenPAC Board of Trustees, and our generous individual donors, and corporate and foundation partners who supported our Capital Campaign.

The goal was to bring bergenPAC into the future and ensure everyone in the northern New Jersey region feels included and represented in our shows and programs. We know that many children who come here, possibly some adults too, are experiencing live arts in a professional theater for the first time. That is a truly special honor for bergenPAC, and we are committed to expanding our offerings and community engagement.

bergenPAC is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization with a mission to make live performing arts and arts education accessible to our diverse community. Part of how we accomplish this is the multidiscipline Performing Arts School at bergenPAC and its scholarship fund, teaching artist residencies in schools across the state, programs designed for students with special needs, and the School Time Series, which buses students to the theater.

I would love to invite you to join our mission and become a bergenPAC Member today. Different levels enjoy exclusive access to pre-sales, a private lounge, and other great perks. To learn how you can enhance your theater experience, while helping to keep the arts alive in the community, please visit

And now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Board of Trustees

100% of the Board of Trustees financially support the organization.


Frank Huttle

Pashman Stein Walder Hayden

Robert Cook CPI Shoes

Edmondo Schwartz Greenwich

Entertainment, LLC. EMS Real Estate SMS Capital


Christine M. Bae

Kim & Bae, P.C.

Jane Bean

Ray Chew

Chew Entertainment Viviane Scott Chew

TimeZone International Chew Entertainment Julie Diaz Prism Capital Partners

Ludmila Golad

PNC Wealth Management

Amelia Gold Elisabeth Morrow School

Steven Goldstein Attorney

Valerie Vainieri Huttle

Bernard J. Koster Attorney

Devry Pazant

TD Bank

Gary Phillips

Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A.

Gary Porzio ConsultantAccenture


Scimone-Bellini Lakeland Bank

Richard Taylor

Rapid Pump & Meter Corp./Machinery Services Corp.

CJ Strock Mint Talent Group

Hon. James J. Tedesco III Bergen County Executive

Dionne Warwick Performer

Founded on April 30, 2003, bergenPAC was formed by a group of residents who developed a plan to revitalize the Center. Working together, our founding members built the framework to enhance the community’s quality of life by creating a home for live arts and education for families throughout northern New Jersey.

Founding Members

Frank Huttle III, Chairman Donald Aronson

Robert Cook Sam Mann Edmondo Schwartz

Chris Yegen

Honorary Lifetime Benefactors

Myron & Elaine Adler

Alfiero & Lucia Palestroni Foundation, Inc. Donald & Deborah Aronson Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp. Angelica Berrie

The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation Marc & Robin Byron City of Englewood Robert & Judy Cook Karen Eisenbud Englewood Hospital & Medical Center

The Henry & Marilyn Taub Foundation Frank & Valerie Huttle

The Kaplen Foundation Samuel & Emily Mann New Jersey State Council on the Arts New York Times RITTA Russell Berrie Foundation Edmondo & Miyako Schwartz

TD Bank

Chris & Lonna Yegen



Alexander Diaz

Executive Director


Ethan Ubell

Director of Ticketing

Nicole Maritato

Assistant Director of Ticketing

Roxanne Wadlow

Senior Box Office Associate

David Payne

Box Office Associate


Amy Ferrante-Martin

Director of Development

Sam Passow

Grants & Communications Manager


Becky Serico

Director of The Performing Arts School

Arlene Grunfeld

Director of Operations, The Performing Arts School

Julianna Clarke Education and Outreach Manager

Amelia DeMayo

Artistic Director, Vocal Academy

Roberta Mathes

Artistic Director, Dance

Anthony Colangelo Education Associate

Gianna Grosso Education Associate

Carmen Grant Education Associate


Scott Foster

Director of Finance/Controller

Venetia DiMarzo

Assistant Director of Finance


Craig Woelpper

Director of Marketing

Aristotle Pramagioulis

Graphic Designer & Web Content Manager

Kiera McGovern

Social Media Assistant


Jessica Thom

Director of Patron Services & Volunteers

Mark Albert Operations Manager Doc Taylor

Director of Security

Sheldon Barnes Security Manfred Gates Security Dwayne Humes Security

Robert Lopez Security Toni Plantamura Security Jack McEwan

Security Barbara Bain Bar Manager

Grace Debord Bartender

Maria Roman Bartender

Sheila Terry Bartender

Molly Desmond Bartender

Tom Power Bartender

Frank Terry Bartender

Jelanna Barrios


Andres Giraldo Bartender

Casey Wagner Bartender

Charles Campbell House Manager

Michele Tullis

House Manager

Brent Watson House Manager

Yvette Rodman House Manager

Susann Magliore House Manager

Gary Hanna Custodial Staff

Evan Wilson Custodial Staff

Johnnie Martinez Custodial Staff

Stephanie Albert Operations Associate


Joe Feola Technical Director

Jim Leclercq Facilities Manager


Steve Hegel

Head Flys/Leadman

Angie Mills Head Sound

Julian Lee Head Carpenter

Justin Maria Head Lighting

Vincent Dornellas Audio 2 Sound

Joe Citakian Lighting Assistant



Aly Adamopoulos

Director of Programming

Jaimie Smith

Programming & Special Events Manager


Kathleen McAree, Dance

Anthony Caiola, Outreach and Theater

Samantha Colon Early Childhood

D. Cross, Outreach and Hip-Hop

Glenn Gordon, Music Gianna Grosso, Theater

Yucari Kobayashi, Dance

Kirsten Lane, Dance

Esther Lee, Dance

Carlos Mena, Early Childhood, Outreach and Music

Katherine Mena, Early Childhood, Outreach and Music

Madelyn Mickelsen, Dance

Dan Mitra, Dance

Diana Gonzalez-Morett, Outreach and Theater

Dalphe Morantus, Outreach and Dance

Yoon Ah Oh, Music and Cultural Programs

Rebecca Sonia, Outreach and Theater

Liliana Sotirova, Music

Pia Surace, Outreach and Music

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Arts Access Initiative

The unique Arts Access initiative was created to further bergenPAC’s nonprofit mission to make the arts truly accessible to everyone in the community. bergenPAC partners with organizations serving residents of all ages who would otherwise be unable to visit the theater due to financial and other limitations to provide free tickets to every show.

• More than 80 partner organizations participate.

• Since January 2016, we have shared over 25,000 tickets.

• Organizations can visit for more information on how to join.

“The greatest strength of this project is to be able to get children interested in the arts, having them explore new things, and being able to spend time with family/caregivers outside of their home. The children we serve will potentially benefit from this added enrichment to their lives while living in foster care. “

- CASA for Children

“Because of Arts Access we are able to bring in new seniors who wouldn’t ordinarily think of themselves as someone who’d even step foot in as senior center. Once they are here, they see all the other things we provide – a nutritional lunch, daily exercise for all skill levels, tech training, and social events.”

- New Milford Senior Center


In the fall of 2004, the 1,367 seat Bergen Performing Arts Center reopened the doors of the former John Harms Center, long considered one of the leading cultural institutions in North Jersey. Founded on April 30, 2003, a small group of dedicated individuals led by Frank Huttle III, were determined to preserve this special theater that had brought some of the world’s finest performing artists “right next door” for so many years.

The theater originally opened as the Englewood Plaza movie theater on November 22, 1926. United Artists purchased the building in 1967 and kept the doors open through 1973, when it closed. Through the efforts of a group of local citizens under the leadership of John Harms, the John Harms Center came to life on October 10, 1976, with the performance of the Russian pianist, Lazar Berman.

John Harms (1906-1981) an organist and teacher, began his career as an impresario in 1941, arranging concert appearances in North Jersey of many famous and lesser-known artists. A one-man operation, he selected and booked performers, rented the performance space, wrote press releases, and personally telephoned or corralled over 1,200 contacts. His dream of a concert hall of his own became a reality when The Plaza came on the market. In the 1990s, two major renovation projects turned the Plaza into a modern concert hall and media facility, while preserving the vintage acoustics that made it a unique sought-after performance and recording site. The John Harms Center was one of the largest performing arts centers in New Jersey and the largest arts center in northern New Jersey. Its closing on April 14, 2003, left a gaping hole in the area’s cultural life.

Through the creativity and commitment of bergenPAC’s founders, the doors of this historic institution were reopened, enhancing the spirit and tradition of its original founders. A new public/private partnership was formed that could coordinate and leverage the resources of community bodies such as the city, county, and state, as well as private performing arts patrons and donors. Working together with its supporters, bergenPAC has built the framework to enhance the quality of life for cultural devotees, families, and the community at large seeking entertainment and inspiration close to home.

The Bergen Performing Arts Center became a recognized home for recordings through its partnership with the former Bennett Studios, a state-of-the-art recording studio with whom the theater was fiber-optically linked. Thus, this vintage acoustic hall became the home of a media production system that was unique and unparalleled. The former studio, at One Depot Square, now hosts bergenPAC’s Performing Arts School providing students with unique and “hands-on” arts training by industry professionals that allow them to gain real world experience and enhance academic achievement through the arts as well as opportunities to perform on the theater’s main stage and throughout the county. Programs extend to school districts and special needs for all ages, from infant to adult.

Thanks to the dedication of Frank Huttle and the many who have worked alongside him, bergenPAC is now a leader in bringing world class cultural and educational opportunities to its community. bergenPAC works with its board, staff, volunteers, and partners to ensure there is a world class Home for Arts and Education that is accessible and affordable to all.

THE HITMAKERS Get Your Tickets Now! Paul Anka November 8, 2022 Air Supply November 13, 2022 Victor Manuelle November 12, 2022 Johnny Mathis November 7, 2022 Richard Marx November 11, 2022 Hip Hop Fever October 29, 2022 or call 201.227.1030 Steven Adler of Guns N’ Roses March 31, 2023 Freestyle Flashback January 14, 2023 Dru Hill January 28, 2023 Grupo Niche November 18, 2022 Coming to the Taub Theater this Fall and in 2023 Darlene Love December 9, 2022 Gilberto Santa Rosa February 24, 2023

PAS alumna Rachel Zegler

Golden Globe Award for Best Actress


a Musical or Comedy for her star role in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” and her continued success as a main screen actress.

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Upcoming Fall 2022 and 2023 Schedule

bergenPAC is the premier venue for live music, comedy, theater, and family programming. Here’s our upcoming schedule. Please check our website to get tickets and updates as we are constantly adding new shows!


The Price Is Right Live 10/12 Masters of Illusion 10/14

Peppa Pig’s Adventure 10/15

Tracy Morgan: No Disrespect Tour 10/21 Ruben Sings Luther - An Evening of Luther Vandross 10/27 Mania: The Abba Tribute 10/28

Hip Hop Fever Featuring Slick Rick, Rob Base, and More! 10/29

David Caserta’s “Haunted Illusions” 10/30


Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band 11/2 Linda Eder 11/6 Johnny Mathis 11/7 Paul Anka 11/8

Andrew Dice Clay: Live In Concert 11/9

State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine’s “Sleeping Beauty” 11/10 Richard Marx 11/11 Victor Manuelle 11/12 Air Supply 11/13

Ace Frehley 11/16

YES: Close to the Edge 50th Anniversary Tour 11/17 Grupo Niche 11/18 Lewis Black: Off the Rails 11/19

Anthony Rodia - The Road Rage Tour 11/25 Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas In Vienna 11/30


New Jersey Ballet’s “Nutcracker” 12/3 & 12/4

Darlene Love - Love for the Holidays 12/9 Blue’s Clues and You! 12/10

One More for the Road: A Sinatra Reenactment 12/11

Art Garfunkel 12/15

Jim Breuer Live 12/16 Holiday Doo Wop 12/17

Virginia Rep on Tour presents “A Christmas Carol” 12/18


Captain Lee and Friends 1/7

Capitol Comedy: Two Cheers for Democracy 1/13 Freestyle Flashback featuring George LaMond, Judy Torres, Brenda K Starr, and more! 1/14

Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show 1/20

Lightwire Theater’s “The Adventures of Tortoise & Hare: The Next Gen” 1/22 Elvis Birthday Bash 1/27

Dru Hill - The 25th Anniversary Tour 1/28 Ladies of Laughter - Back to Jersey! 2/3

Dirty Deeds: The AC/DC Experience 2/4 William Shatner and Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan 2/11

Paddington Gets In A Jam 2/19 Gilberto Santa Rosa 2/24 America 3/4

Paula Poundstone 3/10 Rhythm of the Dance 3/12

Menopause the Musical 3/16

Patti Lupone - Don’t Monkey with Broadway 3/23 Steven Adler of Guns N’ Roses 3/31 Jay Leno 4/8

Floyd Nation: Experience Pink Floyd 4/14 One Night of Queen 4/22 Quiet Riot with Vixen 5/5 Foghat 5/20

Show dates and times are subject to change. Please check the website for updates.

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Becky Serico

Becky Serico, Director of the Performing Arts School at bergenPAC, is a seasoned arts administrator, opera singer and voice teacher. Before coming to bergenPAC in July 2016, she was Director of Arts Education at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, where she oversaw after-school and summer programs for students ages 10 to 18. Prior to that, she was with Carnegie Hall’s education arm, the Weill Music Institute, managing community and artist training programs, including The Achievement Program, a national initiative launched to establish assessments for students studying music privately.

She also managed projects within the Musical Connections program, which brings music to those living in challenging circumstances, including homeless shelters, hospitals, and correctional facilities. Additionally, Becky worked for The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program to help recruit aspiring professional singers and pianists.

Becky has held voice teaching positions at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and at The Performing Arts Center of Metrowest in the greater Boston area, where she was Voice Department Chair. She has taught privately for over 14 years and was recently a board member of the NYC Chapter of The National Association of Teachers of Singing. As an opera singer, Becky has performed with such acclaimed festivals as Central City Opera in Colorado, and at festivals in Italy and Austria.

Q: How does it feel to be given this opportunity?

“It feels amazing to be promoted to this position. I have worked very hard to bring the highest quality arts education experiences to the community, and I truly love this theater and school. I am grateful for this recognition.”

Q: What does bergenPAC mean to you?

“I have felt that bergenPAC is my home since day one. I have worked at several other arts institutions, and nothing feels quite like bergenPAC. You have the highest caliber of artists and teachers who come together in an intimate community that truly is like family. The magic that happens here is quite special.”

Q: What are your goals in this new role, and what would you tell young aspiring arts leaders/performers?

“I will use this new privilege to continue to work hard to fundraise, increase student enrollment, and develop more highquality arts education programs to serve our community. I hope to inspire young females and others in the arts by showing them that there are many great jobs out there, and you truly can make a great living doing what you love, while serving others.”

The First Females to Lead These Departments at bergenPAC. We’re Paving the Way!

Aly Adamopoulos

Aly Adamopoulos joined bergenPAC in 2015 as the Programming and Special Accounts Manager. Before that she spent a year at WME, one of the largest entertainment agencies, where she helped book shows for its Music Department. She graduated from Seton Hall University in 2014 with a BA in Broadcasting and spent four years as a DJ at WSOU, the student radio station. She also served as WSOU’s Assistant Music Director and then Music Director.

While still in school, she began building professional industry connections by working for two years at SiriusXM on Liquid Metal and Ozzy’s Boneyard. In addition to helping book acts for bergenPAC’s lineup, she coordinated theater rentals, the School Time Series, which buses children to bergenPAC during the day, and established a series of live events in the community with bergenPAC partners, including the Westfield Garden State Plaza, and Bergen Town Center.

Q: How does it feel to be given this opportunity?

“I’m truly honored to be promoted to Director of Programming. bergenPAC has so much potential. With the reopening of our theater and our amazing team behind both our theater and our school, I’m excited to take the next steps to really show what we’re all about and what we’re capable of.”

Q: What does bergenPAC mean to you?

“bergenPAC is more than just a job, it’s family. I know that’s cliché, but it’s true on so many levels. Not only have I made lifelong friends who I consider my family, but bergenPAC also provides such an intimate experience with our community that is unique and seriously one of a kind.”

Q: What are your goals in this new role, and what would you tell young aspiring arts leaders/performers?

“I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity to accentuate bergenPAC’s mission by providing programming where there will always an option for everyone in our close-knit community and beyond. There’s nothing quite like encountering patrons who are moved by a performance at bergenPAC, knowing that you were an essential part of making their day. I hope to inspire young females in the arts and entertainment industry to always stay true to themselves because you never know how far your hard work, dedication, and passion can take you. Never give up and always stay humble.”

Coming this Fall and 2023 TRIBUTES Get Your Tickets Now! or call 201.227.1030 Ruben Sings Luther October 27, 2022 Satisfaction: Rolling Stones Tribute January 20, 2023 One Night of Queen April 22, 2023 Mania: The ABBA Tribute October 28, 2022 Elvis Birthday Bash January 27, 2023 Floyd Nation April 14, 2023
2023 School Time Series $10 All Tickets To reserve your tickets or for more information, please contact our Beyond bergenPAC team at or 201.482.8194 ext. 71. Lightwire Theater’s The Tortoise and Hare: The Next Generation January 23, 2023 10AM I Have a Dream February 8, 2023 10AM Super Scientific Circus March 13, 2023 10AM The Ugly Duckling May 3, 2023 10AM The Jungle Book April 26, 2023 10AM


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Scholarships Available To All Students

At The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC, we provide scholarship opportunities for students who because of financial limitations are unable to participate in our performing arts programs.

The school’s scholarship opportunities come in the form of full and partial scholarships to our tuition-based programs. A limited amount of scholarships are available each year to those who meet the requirements. All information is confidential and brought before a bergenPAC committee.

No child is turned away from our program because of their inability to pay.

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The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC is Bergen County’s premier hub for arts education. The PAS has lessons in Music, Theater, Dance, Early Childhood, and an extensive outreach pro gram. With over 300 classes and 45 instructors, the PAS is home to over 1,000 students annually ranging from ages 2-18 and no child is turned away due to an inability to pay.

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bergenPAC is reaching out to the public and business sector to raise the final $5M to meet our Capital Campaign goal of $15M.

The opportunity to create a legacy and cement bergenPAC’s role as the region’s premier performance and arts education institution is now!

By supporting the Capital Campaign, you will:

• Help renovate and restore bergenPAC’s beautiful historic facilities

• Create new arts education programs for children with special needs

• Add more public schools to our outreach initiative to expand their arts curriculums

• Provide opportunities for Performing Arts School at bergenPAC students to share the stage with world-class headliners

• Be part of our legacy

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Luis Antonio, 15 years old, is part of the choir, concert band, jazz band, and marching band at Paramus Catholic High School. He plays drums and percussion. Luis is a member of the bergenPAC The Performing Arts School show choir and has been studying under Amelia DeMayo since 2019. He was a finalist in both the Garden State Plaza Got Talent and Englewood Idol contests and is beginning to branch out publicly as a solo live performer.

Professionals Vocal Academy and the BergenPAC The Performing Arts School show choir . Previous summers, Matthew attended several notable summer programs including the BUTI Tanglewood Institute, University of Michigan’s MPulse Summer Theatre program, and Penn State’s Summer Musical Theatre program.

Matthew Danforth, age 19, is currently a sophomore in the BFA Musical Theater program at CCM-College Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati. At CCM, he is currently appearing in She Loves Me and, in the spring, Wild Party. This past summer, he appeared as Judge Turpin (Sweeny Todd) at Broadway Method Academy in Connecticut. Prior to CCM, Matthew attended the Pre-College Juilliard Vocal Program. He appeared in various performances at bergenPAC including Rent, A Christmas Carol and opened for Robert Bannon’s Holiday Cabaret. He was a member of the Young

Cristina Garcia, is 12 years old. Her love for the arts had her performing in ballet, jazz, and lyrical dance competitions, having her first recital at the age of 3. She was awarded a five-year dance recognition at Fusion Dance Centre. She has found a new platform for showcasing on stage by participating in beauty pageants and winning the title of 2022 Miss NJ Super Model Supreme at ECUSA. She competed and performed live on stage, singing “You Raise Me Up” securing her win in the 2022 ECUSA National Talent Competition and was awarded “Performer of the Year.”

Her joy of singing lead her to be recognized with an Honorable Mention in the Children’s Art Song category for the 2022 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition. Professionally, she is a performer for the bergenPAC The Performing Arts School show choir and the Young Professionals Vocal Academy. She is also a member of the Broadway Youth Ensemble in Manhattan. bergenPAC has given her the opportunity to perform in different venues and play various roles to large audiences.

Musical theater is where her true passion lies. Her credits include the leading role in “Annie Jr.,” Nancy in “Bye Bye Birdie,” and the ensemble cast in “The Wedding Singer.” She is grateful for all those who believed and supported her in this marvelous journey. Let’s open the curtains, and let this player play.

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Shayne Barrett Goldstein has been a member of the Young Professionals Vocal Academy at Bergen PAC and BPAC The Performing Arts School show choir for over 4 years. She has been in many other programs, such as the pre-college program at Manhattan School of Music, Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute, NYU’s Steinhardt Classical Voice Intensive, the Manhattan Girls Chorus, and Broadway Youth Ensemble. She has received many awards such as Third Prize at the 2021 International Grande Music Competition, Second Place Winner at the 2021 Prima Volta Music Competition, Second Place Winner at the 2021 New York Young Virtuoso Competition, Semi-Finalist in the 2022 Hal Leonard Competition for Musical Theatre, and most recently, First Place at the 2022 Prima Volta Music Competition Summer Edition. This past Spring, she played Catherine in her high school’s production of Pippin and Meg in Manhattan School of Music’s pre-college production of Little Women. She is now a freshman at Emory University, where she was accepted early admittance, double majoring in Vocal Performance and Psychology.

played Cindy Lou Who in the Broadway National Tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical. Sofie also made her off-Broadway debut as Princess in Wedding Band at Theatre for a New Audience. Sofie would like to thank Amelia Demayo, her team, and BPAC for all their support, dedication, and hard work.

Sofie Nesanelis is a 7 year old, 2nd grade student from CT. She is a member of the Young Professionals Vocal Academy at BPAC and a student of Amelia Demayo. Sofie has had an exciting year! This past Christmas season, Sofie

Kate Ryan is a proud member of the Young Professionals Vocal Academy at bergenPAC and the BPAC The Performing Arts School show choir. She is currently a sophomore at Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township, NJ. Kate recently played the role of Miss Sandra in IHA’s Summer Stock production of All Shook Up. Kate was recognized with a Paper Mill Rising Star 2022 nomination for Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role as Vivian Kensington in IHA’s Spring Musical of Legally Blonde. In 2019, Kate attended the Paper Mill summer conservatory and performed in the New Voices concert. Additionally, Kate was the winner of the Hal Leonard 2020 Vocal Competition in the category of Children’s Voices, Art Song Ages 12 and under. Kate is looking forward to performing in many opportunities this upcoming season.

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Victoria Addison*

Pauline Alfis

Gwendolyn Ash Debbie Ayton

Phyllis Bogen

Melinda Bonner

Susan Byrne

Lee Caballero Marilyn Casson Hazel Cogar

Sharon & Carey Cohen

Terry Cohn Michelle Crawford Susan DePalma Joan Doheny Robert Evans Jay Fernando Trish Frisbie Diane Goldman Carol Gomes Linda E. Gould Maria Green Margaret Haynes

Stuart Heller

David Highet

Carolyn Hillenbrand Deborah Hopping Cathy Kennedy

Lillian Kleinfeld Robin Leavy

Arlene & Tom Locola

Paul MacDonald

Wendy Mann

Farida McDonald

Lillie Michelli

Jerry & Dean Morgan Nancy Myers

Steven Nerlfi Althea Nolan Jan Nourain John Ottino Anna Pantoliano Marianne Pellegrini Dick Roberts Vivian Rodgers Max Rodriguez Evelyn Samtak Lalitha Sarma Shari Schwartz

Howard & Sheryl Seiferas Yelena Shapiro

Stevi Shapiro-Wellington* Hazel Smith* Maria Sozio Ellinor Stein

Jeff Stiles

Jeffrey & Stephanie Sylva Gail Thompson

Arlene Weinberg Monica Weiss Rhonda White Dianne Zeigler Arlene Zweifler

Each season we continue to grow our programs through our con cert presentations, The Performing Arts School, our Arts Access Program and The Sandy Bennett Art Gallery. We could not do any of this work without the generosity of the many volunteers who donate their time and talents to bergenPAC.

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The Russell Berrie Foundation

$100,000 - $999,999

Donald & Deborah Aronson

Marc & Robin Byron

Robert & Judy Cook


Ron Couri

Eugene & Julie Diaz

Donald G. Drapkin

Karen Eisenbud

Frank Huttle III & Valerie Vainieri


The Kaplen Foundation

Sam & Emily Mann

Erik & Jill Maschler

Eileen Murray

Prism Capital Partners


The Russo Family Foundation

Mitchell & Kelly Sacks

Realf & Koryn Schermer

Edmondo & Miyako Schwartz

The Henry & Marilyn Taub Foundation Rich & Aleta Taylor Chris & Lonna Yegen

$50,000 - $99,999

George & Jane Bean Blanch & Irving Laurie Foundation

Fadi Chartouni

Jake Chung

Crestron Electronics

Michael & Jacqueline Kempner Kim & Bae PC l Christine Bae-Kim Roberta Mathes

Susan & Andy Russ Susan Scimone-Bellini

$25,000 - $49,999

Hetal Gor

Peggy Kabakow

Bernard Koster & Norma Wellington

Michelle & David Oropeza

The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation

Kay Ritta & Sheldon Liebowitz

Dominic & Kelly Roncace Michael Shannon Shirley Shapiro

Stuart & Martha Tell Alan & Mary Beth Wilmit Penni Zola

$10,000 - $24,999

Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp.

Stephen Borg Edward & Gail Butler

Gretchen & Jim Ciavaglia

Jonathan & Lorin Cook

Shannon & Gordon Eadon

Robert & Wendy Federman

Jack Feiler

Herbert & Deana Feinberg

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gerstman Leen Mosely Sharp Electronics

The Sylvia & Stanley Shirvan Founda tion, Inc.

Yorke Construction Corp. Frank Zampini

$5,000 - $9,999

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Agresta, Jr. Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Family Foundation Beck Design

Howard & Anita Blatt Richard Engel & Swati Rao-Engel Drs. Arnold & Sandra Gold Gordon & Jacqueline Johnson Lautenberg Foundation Steve & Michele Maroti Thomas Palermo Hon. Steven R. Rothman

The Sylvia & Stanley Shirvan Foundation Inc. Nancy & Louis Sheffler Arthur & Diana Waill David Rodriguez & Pam Wiest

$1,000 - $4,999

Kenneth Albert Drs. Robert & Jennifer Ashton Glenn Boyd & Lisa Ani Garapedian Murray & Lovey Beer Sandy Bennett Bergen County Camera Harvey & Gladys McGuire Bower Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Carbone Ira & Julie Cohen John Devol

Armando & Dawn Diaz George & Venetia DiMarzo Dr. Hugh & Linda Evans Brian Benson & Amelia Gold Mark Green

David Jeffrey M. Whitney Keen Bob & Muriel Kennedy Joseph & Judith Klyde Felicia Leibman Nathan & Carol Lerer Kate Liebhold Nathan & Shari Lindenbaum Steven & Suzanne Mattiace Martin Perlman & Jo-Ann Hassan

& Endowment Campaigns 2003 – Present as of September 12, 2022

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Lloyd Putter

Louis & Mollie Rambler

SA Bendheim Ltd.

Scirocco Group Inc.

Shapiro Family Foundation

Superior Sheetmetal

Charles & Susan Silberman

The Steiner Group

Marcia Strongwater

Vergona Crane Co., Inc.

Wildes & Weinberg

$500 - $999

Roselyn Anderson

Borghi Fine Art LLC

Anthony & Natalie Cureton

Timothy J. Driscoll

Joshua & Nancy Gillon

Jerome Goldfischer & Lila Mordoh Jacqueline Guttman

David & Judith Maron

James McGuire & Stephen Coy

Midday Gallery

Teresa & Alfonso Morgillo Ken & Stacey Rosenzweig

Anthony & Madelyn Scardino, Jr. Joy & Richard Segall

Dr. & Mrs. Stuart Silberstein Murray & Janet Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Anthony C. Taccetta Drs. Burton & Lisa Wisotsky Deborah Witcher Jackson

$250 - $499

Arielle’s Gallery

Ayesha Studio & Gallery Inc. Jesse Baker

Mr. & Mrs. John Bauer Jr. Fred Bergamo

Charlotte Bennett Schoen Stephen Brown Ms. Linda Buonadies

Greg Burns

Violet Cherry

Charles & Laura Costa Ann & Norman Davis Bryan English

Jeffrey Friedman Wayne & Sylvia Golden Charlotte & Bernhard Gerstmayr Lawrence Gray Green Street America

Robert & Sandra Hack John Hodge

Eva Holzer

Jill Horbacewicz

Diane M. Klein Mary Karas

Patty Krywos

Jewel Spiegel Galleries

Mr. and Mrs. and Markovitz Dana Paluzzi Rebecca Rubenstein

Dr. & Mrs. Robert O. Sterns

Theresa Thomas Cid Wilson

Nancy Woods

$100 - $249

Robert Abreu Jeanne Aimone William & Ann F. Baretz Miriam Batkin Debbie Beeber & Jerry Nussbaum Rosalie Berlin Nellie Bobe Gary & Judy Brauner Kevin Coleman Eileen Cosenza Albert & Joan Cunniffe Juanita Dennis Bernard Beutchman George & Adrianne Diana Anna DiLullo Nancy Ferer Jakob Franke Emilie Greco John & Elizabeth Halverstam Wayne Hamer Esther & Monica Honis William & Kathleen Keller Lois Kempner

Mr. & Mrs. R. Killeen Judith Lepko Bruce Margolin Marvin & Laura Mausner Herbert & Teruko Neuwalder

Dr. Dierdre Paul Renata Pestic Marguerite Pfeiffer Richard & Alice Pierson

David & Yael Polinsky James & Elaine Pontone Noreen & Barrett Pettyman Henry & Tracey Pruitt

Mr. & Mrs. Fredric Robins

Joanne Santiglia

Barry & Ira Seplowitz

Carla Shears-Jones

Samuel & Sandra Slipp

SonRise Development Corporation

Sidney & Roxana Surrey

Kenneth J. Tanis

Harley Ungar

Gerald Wolf

Please note that space limitations allow us to list only donors $100 or more.


This list reflects the contributions received between November 1, 2018 and September 12, 2022. Thank you to our Members, Gala Supporters at all levels! Please note that space limitations allow us to list only donors $100 or more.


($10,000 +)

Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp.

Bergen Town Center

BMW Tenafly

The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation

Care One Ridgewood & Cupola

The Cestone Family Foundation Ron Couri

Englewood Health Event VIP

Hackensack/Meridian Health

Henry & Marilyn Taub Foundation Jaguar Land Rover Englewood Jaguar Land Rover Paramus

The Kaplen Brothers Fund

The Kaplen Foundation

Kay Ritta Scholarship Fund Machinery Services Corp. Kathleen Metzger

Myron & Elaine Adler Private Foundation

New Jersey State Council on the Arts NVE Bank

Penske Automotive

The PNC Foundation

Public Service Electric & Gas

Public Service Electric & Gas Foundation Rapid Pump & Meter Services Co., Inc.


Robert & Catherine Murray Charitable Trust

Russell Berrie Foundation

Ruth’s Chris


TD Charitable Foundation

Tice’s Corner Marketplace Valley Health System

Wells Fargo Foundation

Westfield Garden State Plaza

William T. Morris Foundation Wilmington Trust/M&T


($5,000 – $9,999)

ABM Aviation Age Friendly-Englewood Biddy O’Malley’s Blue Moon Mexican Café

Edward & Gail Butler

Community Chest of Englewood ConnectOne Bank

Robert & Judith Cook Couristan

El Tango Argentina Grill

Roberto Fata

Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey Jewish Home Foundation of North Jersey, Inc.

Johl & Company

La Promenade


Michael and Rana Leibowitz Matrix Mechanical Corp. Jeffrey Mayer Neiman Marcus

The River Palm Terrace Sheila Rizzo


Steinway & Sons

Benay & Steven Taub Visions Federal Credit Union Arthur & Diana Waill Frank Zampini

UNDERWRITER’S CIRCLE ($3,500 -$4,999)

Akai Lounge

Banyan School

Brownstone Pancake Factory

Fort Lee Holiday Inn

Grissini’s Restaurant

Holy Name Hospital


Price Meese Shulman & D’Arminio Susan & Andy Russ

Superior Sheetmetal

Tenafly Pediatrics

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SUSTAINING PATRON ($1,000 - $3,499)


Brian Abrams

Dana & James Adler

George Ahto

The A.L. Levine Family Foundation Inc.

Christopher & Adrienne Anderson

Gerald Appelstein

Brad & Pam Ashe

David Avital

Schmidt Barton Family Foundation

Dr. Jason R. Baynes & Dr. Sydelle Ross

BBZ Limousine & Livery Service

Beck Design

Bella Vista Supply, LLC

Dr. & Mrs. Louis Bellotti

Rosalie Berlin

Marc Berman

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Biggar Lawrence Blenden Bloomingdale’s Boulevard Carroll Entertainment Group Inc.

Capacity Coverage/EPIC Cassie’s Restaurant

CBH Care Wellness & Support

Cedar Lane Management Group Leslie Chiocco

Choosing Health Jake Chung Gretchen & Jim Ciavaglia

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Christy & Paul Danforth Joseph Damato John Delucca

Dermatology Center

Thomas Eastwick James Egarian Raymond Eisdorfer


Richard Engel & Swati Rao Engel

Rocco Errico

Dimitri & Maria Feo

Doreen & Allen Fischbein Susan & Laurence Frank Harriet & David Fry

Brandi Gil

Mr. & Mrs. Josh Gillon


Gary & Sherry Glanzberg

Paul & Melissa Gordon

Lawrence Gray Kenneth & Theresa Hoberman Michael Holst

The Huisking Foundation, Inc

IATSE Local 632 Frank J. Iula Investors Foundation

J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. Barbara Kessler Joseph Laino Landry’s RoseAnn LaPorta & Stephen LaPorta Rebecca & Seth Lipschitz Martin Lucibello Theodore Marcus Steven & Suzanne Mattiace William Mihatov Richard J. & Gloria E. Moylan New Jersey Ballet Kevin Nolan Oceanaire

O. DiBella Music Inc. Richard Perrin Lisa Peterson Joanne & Peter Petrone Joe & Jeanne Polizzano Jamie Pollack

Gary & Lisa Press Susan Ramundo Reno’s Appliance & TV Grace Ricigliano and Flo Ricigliano Matthew Ross

Hon. Steven R. Rothman Mr. & Mrs. Jules Royak Sotheby’s Michael Spino Nancy Stathes Adam & Laurin Steiger TD Bank

TJ’s Southern Gourmet Ticketmaster

Alan Todd

Prof. Gerard J. Tortora Vero Uomo Ms. Naida S. Wharton Larry Wiener Robert Williams Yorke Construction Corp.



Patricia Billotti

Thomas Bowman

Gary & Sherry Glanzberg

Russo Real Estate

PATRON ($250-$699)

Wilson & Gloria Aboudi

Paul Adams

Ida M. Astute

Robert & Ellen Bakish

June Baldino

Richard & Jill Baratta

Gail Baskerville-Norris

John Bauer

Margaret Benson Deborah Berman

Yale & Myrna Block

Diane Botta Charles Bowman

Glenn Boyd & Lisa Ani Garapedian

Geraldine Braimon

John Brehm

Carlos & Traci Ceballos

Judy Chang

Anthony Cicero

Jeanne Clapper John Collier

Michael Costello

Counter Productions Inc.

Daniel Danzico

Michele DeBlasi

Cathy DelGardo

Tim Desmond

Alphonse Di Ambrosio

George & Venetia DiMarzo

Elke & Dino D’Onofrio

Lucy Duffy

East Rutherford Senior Citizens Inc.

Dorothy Elk

Elaine Ernst

Ann Evensen

Susan Ferguson

Linda Fialkoff

Sandy & Abe Fichtenbaum

Lawrence Finch Paul & Estelle Flores

Frank & Carol Floriani

Robert & Luz Garvey

Michael Glantz

Eric Goebelbecker

Brett Goldblatt

Terese Goodman

Janet Gordon

Anthony Greco

Thomas Greene

Semih Gungor, MD Joe Hallak David Harris

Chris & Donna Hasiotis Stanley Heimberger Brian Howell

Information Business Technologies Inc.

Johnson & Johnson Bonnie Kaplan Wendy Kelly

Patricia Korshalla

Susan Lerner Elias Liatsis Kate Liebhold

Junior Maldonado Marc McBrearty Katherine McGarril George McGrath

Meadowlands Regional Chamber Anthony & Jeannine Mondaro Marlene Moskowitz

Ken & Susie Ng Karen & William Nicodemus Kevin Okeefe

Nancy & Michael Passow Peter & Phyllis Price Kevin & Joya Puzio

Daniel & Cristina Rackow

Richard H. Holzer Memorial Foundation Rochelle Park Senior Citizen Travel Club

David Rodriguez & Pam Wiest Robin & Steven Rogers

Pam Jones & Terry Rothlisberger Cecily Rueger

Keith & Judy Van Saders

Louis Salamone & Carolyn Felder

Louise E. Schwartz

Howard & Sheryl Seiferas Jean Serpico

Thomas & Elizabeth Shaw

Karen Sheehy

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Malvina & Kevin Sheldon

Linda Siluk

Hazel Smith

Arthur & Debra Sinensky

Peter & Imelda Sobiloff

Carol Sonnessa

Beth Sparozic

Victoria & Charles Stebbins

Annette Stern and Stephan Chait

Jeffrey Steuer

Ernest Tauber

Brian Targovnik

Garrie & Alice Thissen

Robert Tomasetta

Abigail Weinshank

Dr. Michele Weisman and Dr. Steven Gruntfest

Wells, Jaworski & Liebman, LLP

Barbara & Bob Whiteman Brian T. Wilson

Andy Wolfe

Stan Yoskowitz

Helena Yuhas

Suzanne Zampetti

Laura Zanuso

Stanley & Joyce Zietek

SPONSOR ($100 - $249)

A.J. Alfaro

Reginald Alexander

Jeffrey Allen

Elena Alvarado, in memory of Gumercinda

Allende Anonymous

Albert & Lisa Antebi

Jill Arslanian

Natalie Beaumont

Albert Berkowitz Bruce Bierbryer

Carol and Jerome Bodian

Deborah Britten

Charles Buffamante

Ainsley & Carla Burke

Dennis & Nancy Buttacavoli

Joseph John Cafaro

Deborah Cannavale

Vicki Carbone

Betsey Carson

Eileen & Marvin Charyn

Robert Cicchino

Mikel Cirkus

Tony Clary, in memory of Eleanor Marie Clary Jeff Conforti

Janice Corsilli

Charles Costa

Joan & Al Cunniffe

James Davis

Susan Davis

John Devol

East Rutherford Senior Citizens Inc. Glenn Edelstein

Karen Eisner

Victor Emmanuele

Patricia Faloon

Toni Fay Ellen Feld Paul Finelt

Esther Fishman Virginia Flehinger Timothy Fogarty

James Foudy

Cheryl & Kevin Francione Charlotte Gerstmayr Ellen Gerber

Leslie Goldberg Michael & Suzanne Goldstein Lydia & Ron Greenfield

Sandra Hack, in memory of Robert Hack Bruce Halstater James Hare

Hillsdale 50 Plus Club John & Susan Hodge Nicholas Holub Allan Hordof

Billy Iavarone

Ken Inglima

Robert & Kathy Iuliucci Scott Jacobs

William Jones

Karl Kahofer

Maureen Keating

Fred & Whitney Keen

Julian Keenan

Randy Kleinwaks

Valdone Knepa

Georgia Kennedy Kochakian Elizabeth Labruna Scott Lange

SPONSOR ($100 - $249)

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Linda & Richard Salzer

Cristena Santiago

Lorraine Leckie

Gary Lehner

Hedy Litke

Charles Lota

Anthony Mancini

Mr. & Mrs. Ron Marchese

Patricia Markert

Fred Martens

Dr. & Mrs. Joseph G. McCarthy

Marie McMahon

Pamela Miller

Anthony Miniaci

Philip & Barbara Moss

Victoria Motlin

Barbara & Marc Niederhoffer

Darryl Novak, in memory of Sigrid Novak Ollie Ottens

Joseph Padalino Susan Panzarino

Irma Perez

Perlman Family Foundation

Marguerite Pfeiffer

Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Raspe Jr. Scott Reindel

Robert Reitman

David Rimmer

Kathy Rizzuto

Stephanie Rodgers David Rodriguez

Roslyn Rolan

Conrad Roncati

Alan Rowland & Carolyn Heiser

Peter Safirstein

Barbra Scaduto & Abram J. Slominsky

Anne Schmidt

Timothy Schwartz

Giacomo Selloni

Senior Friendship Club of Carlstadt

Doreen Severs

Patrick Shelley

William Smolinsky

Brian Spillane Theresa S. Doyle June Stahl

Lynn & Leon Stand Caryn Starr-Gates Michael Stromes Jean & John Suszynski Joseph Sylvester Miriam Taub

Christina Taylor

Gloria Tenewitz, in memory of Jay Tenewitz

Madeleine Truninger

Hon. Scott B. Ugell

Mr. & Mrs. John Valvanis Jeffrey & Andria Warren Susan & Neil Wasserman


Rachelle & Joshua Weisberger Jan & Lew Weiss Stefan Wieland

Jeffrey Wild

Evelyn Wilkins-King

Robert Zangrando John Zografos

Arlene Zweifler

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Ellen Feld Caren Feldman

Allen Feltman

Vinny Fichera

Yaniel Figueroa

Jay Finkel

Anthony Fiorino Timothy Fogarty

Barbara Fox

Joshua Frisch

Thank you for our many supporters for the Go Fund Me Save Our Stage campaign.

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David Fry

Celestino Garcia

James Garvin

Merle Gellerman

Valerie Gerardi

Ann Gershon

Lori A Gilchrist

Rosemarie Glasel

Sandra & Roger Glickman

Ludmila Golad

Leslie Goldberg

Diane Goldman

Robert Goldstein

Keith Gonzales

Nicholas Gordon

Traci Grande

Lawrence Gray Maria Green

Jordan Greenberg

Joyce M. Grossbard

Michelle Grossman

Carol Gyzander

Irene Hatzimihalis

Stuart Heller

Stewart Herman Elizabeth Hershberger

Richard Hirsch

Richard Holland

Vivian Holzer

Doris Hood

Jill Horbacewicz

Allan Hordof

William Hughes

Howard Jacobs

Rafi Jafri

Lois Ann Jahne

Craig Janos

William Jones Brian Kennedy

Billy Killoran

Songhee Kim Susan Klausner

Diane Klein

Craig Kneller

Debbie Kochakji

Christine Kojima

Harry Krawitz

Keith Kulin Barry Kurtz

Joseph Laino

Owen Lane

Beverly Lanterman

Patricia LaRosa

Stephen Lazarus Leigh Lehman Gary Lehner Judith Liebman Kent Lindemer

Joyce Lipsky-Santana

Richard Lloret Marty Lucibello

Edward Lynch

Daniel Lynch

Politia Makris Monica Maley Ron Marchese Monica Maresca

Arlene Mariconda Richard Marko Jr Jeffrey Markovitz

Chris Marksbury

Wes Martin Paul Masur Barbara Maurer

John Mckay

Pamela Miller

Kiesha Minyard

Celeste Moritz

Brian Morrell

Mark Morrell

Mary Alyce Morrissey

Steven Nachimson

Suresh Nair

James Ness

Malina Newman

Kimberley Nolder

Linda Noone

Joseph Nostrame

Nancy Nutile

Kevin OBoyle

Valerie Onorato

Eugene Ottens

Andrea Ouida

Marion Paganello

Anna Pantoliano

Gerard Papetti

Lauren Par

Stacy Patella

Lisa Pella

Michele Perez

Victoria Pero

Ann Peterka

Judy Petillo

Joanne & Peter Petrone

Gary Phillips

Joseph Placer

Mitchell Polack Jennifer Pope Gary Porzio

Peter Price

Cristina & Daniel Rackow Rosemarie Ramirez Mauricio Ramos

Robert Reis

Robert Reitman

Karen Rhodes

Julianna Ricci

Mindy Rochman

David Rodriguez

Stuart Rosen

Rebecca Rothman

Carole Rothstein

Paul Rubock

Susan Russ Edward Ryan David Sachar

Brenda Santa Lorraine Scannell

Koryn Schermer


Eileen Schroder

Diane Schulthes

Louise E. Schwartz

Diane Schwarz

Sheryl Seiferas

John Seramba

Christopher Setten

Dianne Shatwell

David Shick

Charles Silva Carla Silver

Mark Simpson Denise Simson Jennifer Sobel Karen Sonneberg Carol Sonnessa

Susan Speidel Brian Spillane Ronnie & Michael Spino Marita Spooner Lisa Stabiner Miriam Stiefel Mary Stokum

Jacqueline Stormes Scott Straub

Georgeann Summers Ed Sweeney Brian Targovnik Cindy Tennenbaum Garrie Thissen Dolores Tirado Rosa Tumipamba

Maureen Vanacore Keith VanSaders

Kristine Velasco Linda Verdino

Elissa Viarengo Dorothy Walters Jessica Weiss

Toni West

Myra Wrubel

Helena Anne Yuhas

Elisabetta Zodeiko

Sabatino Cruz

• Member of bergenPAC’s Young Professionals Vocal Academy and The Performing Arts School show choir

Off Broadway acting credits

Voiceover artist for Nickelodeon and will play the Little Prince in an upcoming animated series to be released in 2023

Series regular on “ABC Mouse”

Featured in numerous TV commercials

Member of the Broadway Youth Ensemble

Student Spotlight RISIng STARS

Lilliana DeBoer

• Recently completed the 2022 National Tour of South Pacific

• Appearing in Comedy Central digital campaign set to launch in Fall 2022

• Semi-finalist in both the Musical Theater and Art Song categories of the Hal Leonard Vocal competitions in 2020, 2021 and 2022

Second place finish in the 2020 Prima Volta and Camerata music competitions for piano

Aerina DeBoer

• Member of bergenPAC’s Young Professionals Vocal Academy and The Performing Arts School show choir

• Co-star on NBC’s “The Calling”

Finalist and Semi-finalist in the Art Song categories of the Hal Leonard Vocal Competitions in 2021 and 2022

• Studies at the School of American Ballet

Vince Ermita

• Reopened Broadway as Young Simba in The Lion King at Minksoff Theater

Standby/cover for North American tour of The Lion King

Played Lawrence in the First Regional Premier of School of Rock the Musical

Plays five instruments and is the lead singer of The Ermita Brothers aka 2468 Band

Our Students are Doing BIG Things on the Stage and Screen

Felice Kakaletris

• Played Molly in “Annie: Live!” on NBC

• Made her feature film debut in “The Sisters Karras” (2022)

• Featured on “Sesame Street”

• Co-starring on Apple TV’s The Crowded Room with Tom Holland and on Schmigadoon with Cecily Strong

• Appeared in commercials for Nick Jr., Rubbermaid, and L’Oreal

• Voiceover artist - credits include the English dubbed character for Tita in the anime movie Cucuruz Doan

Sophie Knapp

• Made her Broadway debut in Once the Musical at 6 years old

• Played the orphan in NBC’s “Annie Live”

• Sophie can be seen on NBC’s crime drama TV series The Blindspot; alongside Julia Garner in the 2019 film The Assistant; in HBO’s new Barry Levinson biopic, The Survivor; and in the NBC Peacock’s series, Angelyne

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