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Spring 2015


International Thespian Society Troop 213 Presents

ANYTHING GOES {BEAUMONT THEATRE VERSION}

A Musical Comedy Music and Lyrics by

Cole Porter Original Book by

Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse New Book by

Timothy Crouse and John Weidman Choreographer, Co-Director

Set/Lighting Designer, Producer, Director

Sandi Makofsky

Tom Weaver

Orchestra Conductor

Costume Designer

Hair / Make-up Design

Tim Keleher

Noel Davis

Debra Faye

Technical Assistant, Graphic Artist

Technical Director

Sound Design

Robert Weaver

Marc Warfel

Showcase/Program Photographer

Box Office Manager

Peter Gambino Mirror Editor

Rick Friedman

Bill Kovnat

Vocal Director

Cindy Ferguson

Penny Irwin

Hair / Make-up Design Asst.

House Manager

Business Manager

Kim Konefsky

Dawn Zaleski

Bob Hulme

Publicist

Administrative Assistants

Lisa Simon

Bernie O’Connor

Digital/video taping of this play is strictly prohibited. Please turn off all cell phones. Flash attachments to cameras are strictly prohibited in consideration with the safety of the actors. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Anything Goes is presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library Inc. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Tams-Witmark. 560 Lexington Avenue New York, New York 10022. Phone (212) 688-2525


Sarah Vetesi We are all so very proud of you and the entire Cast and Crew of…

“Anything Goes”! We cannot wait to see you dance and sing your heart out on the east stage once again! Love your biggest fans, Mom, Dad, Rachel and Jesse


Congratulations to Cedric Middleton on his performance in “Anything Goes”, Once again you have expanded your career in acting! From being a policeman to the Purser, it’s incredible what talent you possess, We eagerly wait for your next performance on the East stage!! With love, all of your family.


Cherry Hill East Theatre Boosters are Proud To Present “A Dining Fundraiser” Starring you!!!! When: Opening Weekend of “Anything Goes” Sunday March 1st Time: Join us After the Show Where: Michaelangelo’s 1334 Brace Road Cherry Hill ***BRING YOUR PLAYBILL AND THIS AD FOR BOOSTERS TO RECEIVE CREDIT***

**THIS IS A DINE-IN OR TAKE-OUT EVENT** (Also, Michaelangelo’s has graciously extended this event to run Monday March 2nd and Tuesday March 3rd)


CHERRY HILL EAST THEATRE BOOSTERS WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS

Ponzio’s Restaurant Classic Cake Smoothie King Passero’s Coffee Cool Dogs Michaelangelo’s Italian Restaurant Nature’s Gift Florist JEVS at HOME

“YOU’RE THE TOPS” Thank you for your generosity and continued support!


Congratulations

Andrew Zaleski On your Senior Year & A Great Four Years Of Theatre At Cherry Hill High School East

Duke McCarthy Cherry Hill Nissan CherryHillNissan.com


TO MR. KELEHER & OUR AMAZING ORCHESTRA “YOU’RE THE TOPS!” WITH MUCH APPRECIATION, CHERRY HILL EAST THEATRE BOOSTERS


Josh Murtha‌ Congratulations on four amazing years! Enjoy your final voyage! As you set sail from the East to a bright future, know that you make us proud every day!!


CONGRATULATIONS

BEN LEVY AND THE CAST AND SUPPORT OF

“Anything goes” YOU ARE THE BEST

FRAN AND LEON L. LEVY


Theatre Supporters

Jeffrey & Linda Lincoln The Kovnat Family The deBlecourt Family

Break a leg to the cast and crew. The deBlecourts Break a leg to Public Enemy#13 Jake deBlecourt. Love Mom & Dad Hey Zavadsky, you are a pretty chill guy. Yours truly, Eric I love you Spencer! You are the best sis ever! Love Scout XOXO We are so proud to see you as Reno! Break legs Spencer,Uncle Todd & family So proud! Cant wait to see you sparkle! Ms. Cilla Syd Logan XO A star was born the day you arrived, Shine bright! Ms. Marlene Known you since born! You’ll be great! So excited! Joyce & Nick Spencer, Go get em; Reno! Break Legs, Cuinlan & Josie


Love art in yourself, and not yourself in art. ~ Stanislavski

Anthony Cornatzer! We are all so very proud of how far you have come throughout the past four years! Congratulations and Break a leg to you and the entire Cherry Hill East Theatre!! Love, PopPop, Ginny and the Cornatzer Crew


Drew DuBoff: I get a kick out of you with every performance. As Lord Oakleigh, you’re delightful, delicious and de-lovely! Break a leg! With all my Love, Mom-Mom Great job to all the cast, crew and costumers! -The Accardi Family Thanks to my double-cast, Jack, for being so helpful! -Jack Accardi Izzy Kaufman-you are the loveliest dancer! XXX Mom & Dad Izzy Kaufman-you are the sweetest singer! Amom & Poppa Izzy Kaufman-We love you! XO Nana, Aunt L. & Uncle D. & Poppa Bob Harrison-Break a leg-Love to watch you on stage. Love, Your Family


Act I “I Get A Kick Out Of You”............................................................................Reno “There’s No Cure Like Travel”..............................................Girl, Sailors, Captain “Bon Voyage”...................................................................Sailors and Passengers “You’re The Top”...........................................................................Reno and Billy “Easy To Love”...............................................................................................Billy “The Crew Song”....................................................................................Whitney “There’ll Always Be A Lady Fair”...............................................................Sailors “Friendship”................................................................................Reno and Moon “It’s De-Lovely”.............................................................................Billy and Hope “Anything Goes”.......................................................................Reno and Chorus

Act II “Public Enemy Number One”........................................Captain, Purser, Chorus “Blow Gabriel Blow”................................................................Reno and Chorus “Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye”............................................................Hope “Be Like the Bluebird”...............................................................................Moon “All Through The Night”........................................................Billy, Hope, Sailors “Gypsy In Me”..........................................................................................Evelyn “Buddy Beware”.......................................................................Erma and Sailors “Finale: I Get A Kick Out Of You”....................Reno, Evelyn, Billy, Hope, Chorus “Bows: Anything Goes”..................................................................Full Company

(All members of the orchestra are Cherry Hill High School East students)

Reed 1: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone Peter Frank Reed 2: Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone Louis Yeung Reed 3: Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone Adam Abrams Trumpet Alex Molder, Meredith Peltzman, Chris Bruce Trombone Noah Ritz, Nathan Hengy Bass Trombone Andrew Hofmann Percussion Ian Murphy, Madeline Bowne, Zev Rosenbaum Guitar, Banjo Ben Turner Keyboard Amanda Liu Bass Patrick Oberstaedt, Elizabeth Bishop Violin Sarah Kim, Erika Young, Jessica Li, Andruw Magnus, David Yang


The director would like the thank, The Board of Education, Central Administration, Dr. Lawyer Chapman, Mr. Bob Hulme, Mr. Bernie O’Connor, Dr. John Burns, Ms. Donean Chinn-Parker, Mr. C.J Davis, Mrs. Marsha Pecker, and the staff for supporting the Performing Arts, the Maintenance staff: Joe Sutton, John Doyle, Anthony Lindor, the A/V department: Mrs. Louise Head. Secretaries, Mrs. Cecilia Eliola, Jane Abo, Johanna Scott. Noel Davis and Tom Weaver would like to personally thank the following parents for their help in building the Anything Goes costumes: Toni Abiva, Jodi Gorenberg, Allison Lassin, Lisa Shull, as well as Cheri Howlett and Bethany Campbell from Mainstage Center for the Arts. The director is personally grateful to all the parents who were gracious enough in so many ways. They have assisted in costumes, props, cooking meals for the cast and crew dinners, giving dozens of rides to their kids and their friends and so on and on, and so on. A heartfelt thanks to the talented production staff, who have shown so much patience in the teaching of over one hundred student actors, technicians, and musicians the “Art” of good theatre. A very special thank you to Lisa Simon, and Simon Relations Group for much advertising, Dawn Zaleski and the Theatre Boosters for dinners, refreshments, flowers, souvenir sales, and box office. PLEASE PATRONISE ADVERTISERS: When and whenever you shop, please consider these local merchants first. Their support of our young people made these things possible.

Act I Scene 1……….………On the After Deck before the Cruise Scene 2…………………The After Deck of an Ocean Liner Scene 3………………………………On Deck that Evening Scene 4………..………Whitney’s Stateroom/Moon’s Cabin Scene 5………..……………………On Deck, Mid-Morning Scene 6……….…………………………Evelyn’s Stateroom Scene 7………...…………………………On Deck, Twilight Scene 8………..……On Deck, Early the following Morning ------------There will be one 15 minute Intermission-------Act II Scene 1………….…………………….The Ship’s Nightclub Scene 2………….…………….The Ship’s Brig late at Night Scene 3………...………………….On Deck, later that Night Scene 4………….………….The Ship’s Brig, Early Morning Scene 5…………….………………………………..On Deck


Red Cast

White Cast

Spencer Adair Lincoln………. Reno Sweeny Katie Aylesworth……………... Hope Harcourt Alexis Rebock…………..….…... Evangeline Harcourt Avi Natan……………...………... Lord Evelyn Oakleigh Josh Murtha……….……….…... Elisha Whitney Jack Tremper…….…..…….….. Billy Crocker Richard Kirby……………….…... Moonface Martin Brittany Yesner……...………... Erma Eric Zavadsky………..…….…... Luke Anthony Cornatzer…….…... John Keenan McElwee……………... Ship’s Captain Cedric Middleton………..…... Ship’s Purser Sarah Vetesi…………….....…... Girl (Female Bon Voyage) Harrison Smith…………….…... Sailor (Male Bon Voyage) Allison Abiva………….………... Purity Yael Kortsarz……………….…... Chastity Katherine Trauger…………... Charity Allison Shapiro………..….…... Virtue Leon Pintel………..………..…... Temperance Kat Konefsky…………………... Patience Danya Trommer……..…..…... Fern Jacob deBlecourt……………... Henry T. Dobson Claire Tremper……….………... Reporter #1 Courtney Bird………..…….…... Reporter #2 Emma Thurman……..………... Photographer Emma Myer…………..………... Female Passenger #1 Kathryn Quay……….……..…... Female Passenger #2 Jon Wallace………..…………... FBI Agent #1 Kenny Nicholson………….…... FBI Agent #2 Lior Algrably….………...….…... Old Lady in a Wheelchair Devon Leslie………….…...…... Wheelchair Care Person

………...………….Patricia Irwin …….......Samantha Mautner ……….….……...Sarah Gagarin ………....………...Drew DuBoff ………..….....………….Ben Levy ………....………….Justin Acardi ………....…..Jacob deBlecourt ………...……...Ruby Goldstein ……….….……….Eric Zavadsky ……….…..Anthony Cornatzer ……….….……...Sam Kaufman ………....……..Andrew Zaleski ………..…………..Allison Abiva ………...……….Harrison Smith ………...………….Lily Schwartz ………....………Jackie Orlando ………..…..……...Sarah Vetesi ……….…………...Lior Algrably ……….………...Ashley Cooper ……….….…….Shelby Robbins ………..……..Danya Trommer .………..………...Richard Kirby ……….…………..Annie Lipsett ……….……..Natalie Chadwell ………...….Elizabeth Hallinan .………...………….Alyssa Luma ……….….……Jenna Camacho ……….…….……...Jon Wallace .………..…...Kenny Nicholson ……….……..…...Alexis Rebock ……….…………...Devon Leslie

Singing Sailors White Cast

Red Cast

Jacob deBlecourt, Drew DuBoff, Justin Accardi, Sam Kaufman, Andrew Zaleski, Jacob Breslow, Brett Fox, Harrison Smith, Stephen Hoffman, Ezra Nugiel, Matthew Young

Richard Kirby, Avi Natan, Jack Tremper, Keenan McElwee, Cedric Middleton, Jack Breslow, Brett Fox, Harrison Smith, Stephen Hoffman, Ezra Nugiel, Matthew Young

Ship’s Passengers Devon Leslie, Allison Donahue, Maureen Garafano, Victoria Young, Isabel Kaufman, Sarah Craig, Natalie Chadwell, Annie Lipsett, Claire Tremper, Courtney Bird, Emma Thurman, Elizabeth Hallinan, Emma Myer, Alyssa Luma, Katheryn Quay, Jenna Camacho, Adiel Davis

Dance Captains Jackie Orlando, Sarah Vetesi, Allison Shaprio, Lily Schwartz, Devon Leslie (Note Taker)

Tap Consultant

Understudy

Vocal Assistant

Katie Aylesworth

Jacob Breslow

Yael Kortsarz


Stage Manager: Maegan Griffith Assistant Stage Manager: Rachel Ackerman, and Jae Burton Student Technical Director: Nicole Rosselli and Matt Fontanilla Assistant Technical Director: Chris Nothnagel Scenic Artist: Samantha Goodwin and Jardin Cassell Sound Designer/Engineer: Rafi Brinn Master Carpenters: Colin Myers, Jonathan Trauger Master Electricians: Ariel Sabatini, Richard Cliver Properties Managers: Andrew Zaleski, Jacob DeBlecourt Assistant Master Carpenters: Anthony Cornatzer, Ethan Arcaroli, Jeff Haaz, Ben Vaupen Assistant Master Electricians: Jon Leonetti, Gaby Goldman, Naomi Burton Paint Charge: Sam Brenner, Alyssa Bohem Assistant Scenic Artists: Hannah Sawn, Allison Mautner, Ruby Goldstein Costume/Wardrobe Managers: Alexis Diaz, Sarah Peterson, Amelia Zaleski, Hannah Yankowitz Makeup Manager: Kat Konefsky Show Case Designer: Natalie Chadwell Show Case Assistants: Emma Thurman, Yael Kortsarz, Allison Shapiro, Isabel Kaufman Publicity Chair and Playbill Assistant: Drew DuBoff Publicity Crew: Lily Schwartz, Danya Trommer, Adiel Davis, Ruby Goldstein, Jane Sul, Ezra Nugiel, Yoav Varadi, Pierce Kenny, Annie Lipsett, Ashley Cooper, Drew DuBoff Assistant Sound Engineer: Hunter Berkowitz, Ian McClellan Costume Seamstresses: Sarah Gagarin, Sadie Donahue, Maya Williams, Gabi Stahl, Jamie Ackerman Assistant Makeup Artists: Alexis Diaz, Hannah Yankowitz Run Crew Heads: Nicole Rosselli and Matt Fontanilla Follow Spot Operators: Ariel Sabatini and Naomi Burton Run Crew: Chris Nothnagel, Brandon Adams, Jonathan Trauger, Jon Leonetti, Ethan Arcarolli, Jardin Cassell, Sam Goodwin, Gabby Goldman, Colin Myers, Adam Kreisman, Sam Brenner, Maddie McDevitt, Jeff Hazz General Crew: Brandon Adams, Pierce Kenney, Yoav Varadi, Ethan Arcarolli, Zachary King, Gwen Robbins, Naomi Warszawski, Danny Nadeo, Madison McDevitt, Adam Kriesman


Cast Biographies Patricia Irwin (Reno Sweeney-Red) A Senior. Recent Credits include: 2014 WNO Opera Institute at The Kennedy Center, Aida (Amneris), Peter Pan (Peter Pan), Pippin (Leading Player), and The Mikado (Yum-Yum). Patricia is East Singers President, Thespian Society Vice President and Belles of East Officer. She hopes to make you laugh with her performance in dedication to her Uncle Randy, who always loved to make people laugh.

Spencer Adair Lincoln (Reno Sweeney-White) A Sophomore. She is thrilled to be in her 3rd Mainstage production at East. Recent Credits include: Mainstage's Les Misérables (Prostitute Soloist, Wedding Dancer, Peasant), One Acts ’14 (Lisa-Unturned Stone), Aida (Nubian Slave, Nile dancer), and Flowers for Algernon (Party, Concertgoer). She is in Concert Choir. Spencer wants to study theatre in college, and pursue it as a career.

Justin Accardi, Billy Crocker-Red, Sailor-White) A Sophomore. Justin is super excited to be in his 3rd Mainstage production at East! Recent Credits include: Our Town (Howie Newsome) and Aida (Mereb). Congratulations to all the cast, crew, and costumers!

Jack Tremper (Billy Crocker-White, Sailor-Red) A Junior. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Mr. Webb), Aida (Zoser-Best Supporting Actor), Flowers for Algernon, Peter Pan, The Skin of Our Teeth, One Acts, Lab Theatre, and Fiddler on the Roof. Jack is a member of Thespian Society, East Singers, Voce, and is an Officer of Stay Tuned.

Jacob deBlecourt (Moonface Martin-Red, Henry T. Dobson-White, Sailor-White, Properties Manager) A Junior. He is excited to be joining such a wonderful cast. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Dr. Gibbs), Les Misérables (Monsieur Thenardier), and Aida (Amonasro). Jacob also participates in Mock Trial and Model UN.

Richard Kirby (Moonface Martin-White, Henry T. Dobson-Red, Sailor-Red) A Senior. Recent Credits include: The Music Man (Marcellus), Alice in Wonderland (Mad Hatter), Annie Get Your Gun (Charlie Davenport), Spamalot (Patsy), Fiddler on the Roof (Mendel), Zombie Prom (Josh), and Mulan (Captain Shang). Congratulations to the cast! Remember “It’s always darkest just before they turn on the lights.”

Samantha Mautner (Hope Harcourt-Red) A Junior. Recent Credits include: Our Town, Aida, Peter Pan, The Skin of Our Teeth, and Lab Theatre ’14 (Assistant Director). She is also an extremely active member of the vocal department, and incredibly excited to be a part of this wonderful production!

Katie Aylesworth (Hope Harcourt-White, Tap Consultant) A Junior. Katie is excited to be part of East’s production of Anything Goes! Recent Credits include: Our Town (Rebecca Gibbs), Les Misérables, and Willy Wonka (Mrs. Bucket). She has been dancing for 12 years and is an active member of the vocal department. Break a leg to the cast and crew!

Drew DuBoff (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh-Red, Sailor-White, Publicity Chair, Playbill Assistant, Company Manager) A Senior. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Simon Stimson), Voorhees Theatre Company’s Music Man (Mayor Shinn), Bremen Town Musicians (Director), and Aida (Soldier). He is a member of East Singers, Mime Company, DECA, All South Jersey Senior High Chorus 2014-2015, and is PAVAS President and Thespian Society Publicity Chair.

Avi Natan (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh-White, Sailor-Red) A Junior. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Dr. Gibbs), One Acts ’14 (Locked In), Aida (Pharaoh, Minister), and Flowers for Algernon (Father). He is a member of Voce, East Singers, and is the Theatre Booster Liaison for Thespian Society. He is excited to be a part of such a great show.


Cast Biographies Ruby Goldstein (Erma-Red, Featured Dancer-White, Assistant Scenic Artist) A Junior. Ruby is very excited to be in her 3rd Mainstage production at East. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Mrs. Gibbs), Mainstage’s Les Misérables (Featured Soloist), Mainstage’s Willy Wonka, and Locked In (Martha-Best One Act). She is a member of East Singers, Mime Company, All State Women’s Choir 2014-2015, Stage Crew, and Thespian Society.

Brittany Yesner (Erma-White, Featured Dancer-Red) A Senior. Brittany is grateful to be performing in her final musical at East. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Emily), Aida (Dance Captain), Peter Pan (Tiger Lily), and the Broadway Theatre of Pitman’s 42nd Street. Brittany is a member of Voce and Mime Company and the East Singers President.

Ben Levy (Elisha J. Whitney-Red, Sailor-White) A Junior. Ben is thrilled to be a part of this amazing production. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Simon Stimson), Aida, Flowers for Algernon, Peter Pan, Lab Theatre ’12 and Lab Theatre ’13. Ben is also a member of Mime Company and Thespian Society. He thanks his family and friends for their love and support!

Josh Murtha (Elisha J. Whitney-White, Sailor-Red) Josh is excited to be performing in his final Spring Musical at East. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Mr. Webb), Aida (Minister), and One Acts ’14 (Larry-Unturned Stone). Josh would like to thank his parents, friends, and the entire drama department for their support for the past four years!

Sarah Gagarin (Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt-Red, Costume Seamstress) A Junior. Sarah is excited to be in her 6th Mainstage at East. Recent Credits include: And the Giants Fell (Woman 2, Actor 3), Our Town (Mrs. Soames), Les Misérables, Unturned Stone (Katharine), Aida, Flowers for Algernon (Little Norma), and Lab Theatre ’14 (Stage Manager). She is in Mime Company and thanks her friends and family for their support.

Alexis Rebock (Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt-White, Woman in Wheelchair-Red) A Junior. Alexis is ecstatic to be in her 6th Mainstage at East! Recent Credits include: Our Town, Aida, and Speed Date. Alexis is also a member of the Mime Company, Thespian Society and East Singers. She thanks her family for their support!

Keenan McElwee (Captain-White, Sailor-Red) A Senior. Keenan is tickled pink to be the Captain in Anything Goes, his 8th Mainstage production at East. Recent Credits include: Aida, Peter Pan, Singin’ in the Rain, and Christmas Carol. Keenan is one of this year’s Mime Company Managers and is really excited about it.

Sam Kaufman (Captain-Red, Sailor-White) A Senior. Sam is thrilled to be playing The Captain in this production of Anything Goes. This is his 11th show with the East Theatre Department. He is a member of Thespian Society and the Co-President of the CHE Film Club.

Andrew Zaleski (Purser-Red, Sailor-White, Company Manager, Properties Manager) A Senior. Andrew is glad to perform as the Purser in his last Mainstage production at East. Recent Credits include: Our Town (George Gibbs), Flowers for Algernon (Teen Charlie), Peter Pan (Noodler), The Skin of Our Teeth (Fred Bailey), and Christmas Carol (Young Ebeneezer). Andrew is sad to leave, but has memories and friendships that will stay with him.

Cedric Middleton (Purser-White, Sailor-Red) A Sophomore. Cedric is thrilled to be in his 4th Mainstage production at East. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Constable Warren) and Aida (Mereb). He is also a member of Stay Tuned, East Singers, and Marching Band.


Cast Biographies Lior Algrably (Virtue-Red, Woman in Wheelchair-White) A Senior. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Mrs. Gibbs), Lab Theatre ‘14 (Director), Face Forward: Growing Up in Nazi Germany (Director), and Aida (Zoser's Wife, Featured Dancer). She is also the 2014-2015 Thespian Society President.

Allison Shapiro (Virtue-White, Dance Captain) A Sophomore. Allison is thrilled to be a part of this production of Anything Goes! Recent Credits include: Our Town (Ensemble), Mainstage's Les Misérables (Nun, Wedding Dancer), Mainstage's Wonderland (Tweedle Dum), and Aida (Strongest Suit Dancer). She is a member of the Belles of East and Chansons.

Shelby Robbins (Patience-Red) A Junior. Shelby is thrilled to be part of the wonderful productions at East. Recent Credits include: Peter Pan, Aida, Lab Theatre '12, Lab Theatre '13, and Our Town (Professor Willard). She thanks her friends and family for their support.

Kat Konefsky (Patience-White) A Senior. Kat is excited to be an Angel in her last Spring Musical, Anything Goes. She is the crew head for hair and make-up. Recent Credits include: Lab Theatre '14 (Director) and Our Town (Louise). She is a member of Thespian Society.

Lily Schwartz (Purity-Red, Dance Captain, Company Manager) A Senior. Lily is ecstatic to be in her final Spring Musical at East! Recent Credits include: Our Town (Mrs. Soames), Face Forward (Rebecca), Flowers for Algernon (Gina), and Peter Pan (Jane, Indian). She is a member of East Singers, PAVAS and is a Mime Company Manager.

Allison Abiva (Purity-White, Girl-Red, Company Manager) A Senior. Allison is elated to be in her last Mainstage at East. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Emily Webb), Mainstage’s Les Misérables, Unturned Stone (Betty), Aida, Flowers for Algernon (Mrs. Nemur), Peter Pan (Indian) and Singin' in the Rain (Featured Dancer). Allison is also a proud member of the Thespian Society.

Ashley Cooper (Temperance-Red) A Sophomore. Ashley is so excited to be performing in her second Spring Musical at East. Recent Credits Include: Our Town (Ensemble), Lab Theatre ’14 (Foxy Woxy, Judge), Grease, Jr. (Miss Lynch) and Aida (Nehebka). Ashley is also a proud member of Stay Tuned, Key of She and Chansons.

Leon Pintel (Temperance-White) A Sophomore. Leon is so excited to partake in her 2nd Spring Musical at East. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Professor Willard, Avita (Aristocracy), Aida (Featured Dancer) Flowers for Algernon (Jackie Welberg). She is a member of Voce and is very thankful for her family’s support.

Sarah Vetesi (Charity-Red, Girl-White, Dance Captain) A sophomore. Sarah is thrilled to be performing in her 2nd Spring Musical at East. Recent Credits Include: Our Town (Mrs. Forrest), Spamalot (Laker Girl), and Aida (Back-Up Bather). Sarah would like to thank her incredibly supportive friends and family!

Katherine Trauger (Charity-White) A Sophomore. Katherine is thrilled to be tapping away in Anything Goes! Recent Credits include: Our Town (Mrs. Webb), Lab Theatre '13, Lab Theatre '14, One Acts ‘14, Aida, and Beauty and the Beast Jr. (Bouche). Katherine is also a member of Belles of East, Chansons, All South Jersey and All State Choir 2014-2015.

Jackie Orlando (Chastity-Red) Recent Credits include: Our Town (Mrs. Webb) The Robber Bridegroom (Daughter), Is He Fat? (Sexton), Locked In (Jane), Flowers for Algernon (Louise), Aida (Exotic Dancer), Once on This Island (Andrea), Camp Rock (Tess), The Secret Garden (Mary Lennox), Scrooge (Cathie Cratchit), and South Jersey Ballet’s Senior Company’s The Nutcracker (Spanish Lead).

Yael Kortsarz (Chastity-White, Vocal Assistant) A Junior. Yael is very excited to be performing in her 6th Mainstage at East. Recent Credits include: Aida (Featured Dancer), Flowers for Algernon (Mrs. Feldman), Peter Pan (Nana) and The Skin of Our Teeth (Mrs. T. Muse). Yael is in East Singers and Belles of East. She thanks her family and friends for their support.


Cast Biographies Eric Zavadsky (Luke) A Junior. Eric is grateful to be part of Anything Goes at East. Recent Credits include Our Town (Wally), Super Pickle (Turbo), Flowers for Algernon (Young Charlie), and Peter Pan (Lost Boy). Eric is also an active member of the Mime Company.

Anthony Cornatzer (John, Assistant Master Carpenter) A senior. Anthony is humbled to perform in his final show at East! Recent Credits include: Our Town (Stage Manager), Story Theatre (Director-Lab Theatre 2014), Why Do We Laugh? (Andrew, Age 66-One Acts 2014), and Flowers for Algernon (Frank). He is in Thespian Society, Stage Crew, Mime Company, and Vocal Workshop.

Annie Lipsett (Reporter #1- Red, Ensemble) A Sophomore. Annie is delighted to be in her 4th Mainstage at East! Recent Credits include: Our Town (Josephine Stoddard), Lab Theatre ‘14 (Sexton, Chief), Super Pickle (Bubbles), Aida (Banquet Slave, Nubian), and Flowers for Algernon (Mrs. Mooney). Annie is currently working on an original film for the American High School Film Festival.

Claire Tremper (Reporter #1-White, Ensemble) A Freshman. Claire is enjoying her 3rd Mainstage production at East. Recent Credits include: Our Town, Story Theatre (Narrator, Maiden, Farmer's Wife), and Fiddler on the Roof (2009 East Production). She is a member of Vocal Workshop.

Natalie Chadwell (Reporter #2-Red, Ensemble, Showcase Designer) A Junior. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Rebecca), One Acts ‘14: (Why Do We Laugh?-Meredith), Aida, Flowers for Algernon, One Acts ‘13, Peter Pan, and The Skin of Our Teeth. Natalie is also a proud member of The Mime Company!

Emma Thurman (Photographer-White, Ensemble) A Sophomore. Emma is excited to partake in her 2nd Spring Musical at East. Recent Credits include: Much Ado About Nothing (Hero) and Story Theatre (Various Roles).

Emma Myer (Female Passenger #1-White, Ensemble) A Sophomore. Emma is looking forward to being in her 2nd Mainstage production at East. Recent Credits include: Aida (Nubian, Banquet Slave, Nile Dancer) and Beck Middle School's Fame (Acting Student). She thanks her supportive family and friends.

Jenna Camacho (Female Passenger #2-Red, Ensemble) A Sophomore. She is a member of Chansons, Voce, All South Jersey Senior High Chorus 2014-2015, and All State Women's Choir 20142015. She is very excited to be in her first Spring Musical at East!

Kathryn Quay (Female Passenger #2-White, Ensemble) A Freshman. Kathryn is delighted to be in her 2nd Mainstage production at East. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Ensemble) and Beck Middle School’s Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr. (Louisa). She is a member of All South Jersey Junior High Chorus 2015.

Kenny Nicholson (FBI Agent #2, Sailor) A Junior. He is ecstatic to be in his first Mainstage production at East. Kenny is on the soccer team at East and cannot wait to be on stage.

Devon Leslie (Wheelchair Care Person, Ensemble, Apprentice Stage Manager, Dance Captain Note Taker) A Sophomore. Devon is ecstatic to be in her 2nd Mainstage production at East. Recent Credits Include: Voorhees Theatre Company’s The Wedding Singer (Donatella, Dance Captain) and Aida (Model, Dance Captain). She is a member of Voorhees Theatre Company’s Student Board, DECA, Yearbook and Bridge Tutoring.

Harrison Smith (Sailor) A Freshman. Recent Credits include: Voorhees Theatre Company’s Seussical Jr. (The Cat in the Hat), Rosa Middle School’s and Summerstage’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. (Lumiere), and The Little Peasant (The Little Peasant). He is a member of Vocal Workshop, Jazz Band, and the Dance Arts Company Dance Team.


Cast & Crew Biographies Jack Breslow (Sailor, U/S Henry T. Dobson) A Sophomore. Jack is very excited to be participating in his second spring musical at East. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Wally Webb), Les Misérables (Lesgles) and Aida (Soldier). He is also a member of the Harmony Show Choir.

Brett Fox (Sailor) A Freshman. Brett is ecstatic to be performing in his 2nd Mainstage. Recent Credits include: Lab Theatre ’14 (Parson, Miller, Cocky Locky, Man, King) and Our Town (Joe Crowell).

Adiel Davis (Ensemble) A Freshman. Recent Credits include: Lab Theatre ‘14 (Henny Penny, Daughter 2, Robber 2, Rich Peasant) and Beck Middle School's School House Rock Jr. (Girl 2). She is a member of Vocal Workshop.

Maureen Garafano (Ensemble) A Freshman. She is happy to put 11 years of dance skills to work! She is a member of Vocal Workshop and Glee camp and dances with Jazz Unlimited and Marcia Hyland Studios.

Victoria Young (Passenger) A sophomore. Victoria is excited to be in her 2nd Mainstage at East! Recent Credits include: Aida, Little Mermaid, and Guys and Dolls.

Crew Maegan Griffith (Stage Manager) A Senior. Maegan is elated to be in her last show at East. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Samantha Craig), Aida (Assistant Stage Manager), and Flowers for Algernon (Costume Seamstress). Maegan is in Mime Company and is the Thespian Society Historian.

Jae Stephanie Burton (Assistant Stage Manager) A Senior. She is completely ready to give one big "bon voyage" to East with her last musical. She thanks her family for their support over the past four years and wishes her fellow seniors luck in their futures. Peace out, Cherry Hill East. God Save the Queen.

Rachel Ackerman (Assistant Stage Manager) A Junior. Rachel is thrilled to be working on her 3rd production as a stage manager, and her 6th Mainstage production. Recent Credits include: The Skin of Our Teeth, Peter Pan, Flowers for Algernon, Aida, and Our Town. She wants to thank her family for all of their love and support!

Nicole Rosselli (Student Technical Director) A Senior. Nicole has participated in every East Mainstage production since her freshman year. She is ecstatic to be a Student Technical Director for her final show. Nicole would like to thank the East Theatre Department for this life-changing experience over the past four years.

Matt Fontanilla (Student Technical Director) A Senior. Matt is “excited” to be “working” his final show at East. He has “worked” every show since his freshman year. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Assistant Student Technical Director) and Aida (Assistant Master Electrician). He would like to thank his parents and the rest of the crew for their hard work and support over the past four years.

Chris Nothnagel (Assistant Student Technical Director) A Sophomore. Chris is thrilled to be working on Anything Goes. Recent Credits include: Our Town, One Acts ’14, Aida, Flowers for Algernon, and Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim).

Jardin Cassell (Scenic Artist) A Senior. Jardin is excited to be gripping her final Mainstage production at East. Recent Credits include: Peter Pan, Flowers for Algernon, Aida, and Our Town. She will be attending Rowan University in Fall 2015. She would like to thank her amazing family for their unbelievable support and encouragement!

Alison Mautner (Assistant Scenic Artist) A Junior. Alison is thrilled to be a part of her 5th Mainstage at East. Recent Credits include: Lab Theatre '13, Lab Theatre '14, The Skin of Our Teeth, Peter Pan, Flowers for Algernon, Aida, and Our Town. She is excited to work on other future productions as a part of the paint crew.


Crew Biographies Rafi Brinn (Sound Engineer) A Senior. Rafi has worked on an assortment of shows from Christmas Carol to Our Town since her freshman year. She is exhilarated to be a part of Anything Goes. Her only wish is to have a stupendous year as she assists the cast and crew’s brilliant performances.

Jon Leonetti (Assistant Master Electrician) A Senior. Jon is delighted to be a part of Anything Goes. Recent Credits include: Our Town, Aida, and Flowers for Algernon.

Hannah Yankowitz (Costume Seamstress) A Junior. Recent Credits include: Our Town (Mrs. Ellis), Lab Theatre ‘14 (Costume Crew), One Acts ’14 (Speed Date-Jennifer, Pat), Aida (Model, Nubian), and Flowers for Algernon (Nurse, Party Guest). She is a member of the Mime Company and is the Historian Liaison for Thespian Society.


Tom Weaver (Director, Producer, Set/Lighting Designer) is in his 38th 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, Singin’ In the Rain, The Skin Of Our Teeth, Peter Pan, Flowers for Algernon , Aida and Our Town. Mr. Weaver also created our East Lab Theater Program in 1984. Other duties include producing the East One Act Play Festival where the East Theater program has enjoyed “Best Play” honors in the tri-state festivals four of the last six years and also enjoys directing the East Mime Company, now in its 37th year. He is the advisor of our East Thespian Society Troupe 213. Mr. Weaver also directs 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, where he just recently directed Les Miserable this past summer, and looks forward to directing Mary Poppins this summer. He also has enjoyed designing many shows for Voorhees Theatre Company and Glassboro High School. 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 where his wife AnneMarie is the Theatre Director. Mr. Weaver is a graduate of Rowan University (Glassboro State) 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, Christopher, and Charles Thomas.

Sandi Makofski (Co-Director) Sandi’s love for theater and dance began at age 3 when her grandfather, a Vaudevillian performer, taught her the soft shoe. Once he lit that spark, there was no turning back! She began her career as a performer and earned a BA in Speech and Theater with a minor in Dance at Montclair State University. Working her way through college as a choreographer, she found that being on the other side of the audition table was what she loved best. Choreography soon evolved into directing and she has been working as a freelance artist ever since. She has worked in just about every imaginable performance venue from elementary school through college, professional, regional, community, corporate and film. She is presently working on a revival of the urban musical “Inner City” in NYC. Her proudest accomplishments (besides her 3 beautiful daughters) are being founder and director of a successful theater program at Carusi Middle School, being named Resident Director of Voorhees Theatre Company and, of course, working here at East with such a talented and generous staff and amazing students whom she adores. Thanks to all who have worked so hard to make this show the success it is!!


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 Our Town.

Debra M. Faye (Make-Up Designer and Coordinator) has a B.A. in theatre from the University of Maine and a M.A. in theatre from the University of Connecticut. A theatre generalist with more than 25 years experience, Debra has worked as a theatre teacher, designer, director, actor, and make-up artist. Her teaching credentials include The Taft School in Watertown, CT; Westtown School in Westtown, PA, and the University of Connecticut at Storrs. In addition to her work on various productions here at EAST over the last five years, Debra also is the Make up Designer and Coordinator for Mainstage Center for the Arts. She has worked for various professional, regional, community, and educational theatres in the area, including the Ritz Theatre in Oakland, the Adrienne, and Walnut Street Theatres (Studio) in Philadelphia. In addition to her commercial and film work, Debra teaches workshops in stage make up for various high schools throughout the tri-state area. One of her latest projects was partnering with BRUCE PRODUCTIONS and the American Cancer Society to create zombie make up for THE ZOM PROM in Wilmington, DE.

Peter Gambino (Technical Assistant) works as a writer, filmmaker, graphic artist and technical assistant. In 2011 he earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University, Camden, where he teaches screenwriting and video production. Last year, Pete co-wrote and produced an original play entitled, Super Pickle, with student Sound Designer, Rafi Brinn. His first novel is actively seeking publication, and he owns an impressive collection of Bill Murray DVDs.

Robert J Weaver (Technical Director) As Technical Director and Lighting Designer of various CHE productions in the past few years, Robert enjoys the opportunities to serve at his alma mater in support of his father. Outside of CHE Theater, Robert is the Theater Coordinator at the new The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Camden, NJ and serves as a First Lieutenant in the US Army Reserves. Robert is extremely thankful to his beautiful wife, Christine, and his three amazing children, Lilly, Christopher, and Chip for all their love and support.


Cindy Ferguson Persichetti (Vocal Director) taught in the Cherry Hill Schools for 26 years as vocal music teacher. Her last position was one of the vocal directors at East. She has served as pit conductor and vocal director for Tommy at East, and Annie and Oz for Voorhees Theater Co. Anything Goes is one of many musicals she has been involved with here at East. Cindy holds a B.S. in Music Ed from Lebanon Valley College and has pursued several graduate courses in conducting at Westminster Choir College. Outside of school Cindy teaches voice privately and is a member of MENC and ACDA. A big thank you to the talented staff, marvelous cast and most especially to student vocal assistant Yael Kortzarz! oxox

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


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Samantha, Because you never gave up hope...it is so fitting that you ARE Hope! Congratulations on your role as Hope Harcourt - we are so proud of you and love you so much! Love, Alison, Grammy, Grampop, Mommy, Pete, Daddy, Susan,Emma, and Livvy.


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

Has been working for the Cherry Hill School District for 12 years and has loved every second of it. He is the technology coordinator for Cherry Hill East H.S. He manages the servers, computers and interacts with the teachers and staff on a daily basis. He is always trying to come up with a more proactive way to use technology more efficiently in the schools. “I can not believe this is the 16th playbill I have been asked to do! It is true that time does fly when your having fun! Working with Tom Weaver, the cast & the crew is such a blast as well as a huge learning experience. WHAT A TEAM! My wife Jaime of 24 years (whom I can’t thank enough for filling in at home for me), sons Jordan-18, Hunter-15 & Jake-15 really enjoy going to each and every show.

To all the graduating 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!:


Anything Goes  

Cherry Hill East Thearte Spring Musical 2015 "Anything Goes"

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