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West Side Story

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This summer, the world’s greatest love story comes to Red Bank in this landmark Broadway revival!

Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this story is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. West Side Story is one of the greatest musical love stories of all time.

Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever.  With a score written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim it is widely regarded as one of the best.

West Side Story


Presented at the Count Basie Theatre
July 1993
 

THE CASTThe Jets
Riff: Greg Brooks
Tony: Tony Serra
Action: Ross LaTerra
A-Rab: Grant Totten
Baby John: Eric Gallipi
Snowboy: Dan Clemente
Big Deal: Salvatore Russo
Diesel: Jim Minall
The Gang: Michael Buckley, Danny Peterson & Jack Hill


Their Girls
Graziella: Nicole DeVincenzo
Velma: Samantha Patterson
Anybody’s: Maria Randazza
Jet Girls: Melissa Scherling, Anne Chretien, Tracy Howard, Jen Nittoso, Caryn Zieve, Jennifer Sherwood & Erica Baran

The Sharks
Bernardo: TJ Ceballos
Maria: Maggie Gans
Anita: Jannette Clemenceau
Chino: Darin Riggi
Pepe: Mouhamed Kandil
The Gang: Andrew Black, Joey Tolino, Jamie Paladino, Mike Monks, Jayson Stockdale, Matthew Strippoli, Richard Tang

Their Girls
Rosalia: Amy Ferentino
Consuela: Bernadette Gist
Shark Girls: Tara Bass, Margot McCray, Gianna Locascio, Nancy Karpf, Edith Liu, Vanessa Londino, Joann Cimato

The Adults
Doc: Bob Kern
Shrank: Ed Pigut
Krupke: Bob Steiner
Glad Hand: Scot Goldberg

PRODUCTION STAFF

Producer: Tom Martini
Associate Producer: Andrea Andrews
Director:John Peninger
Musical Director: Richard Start
Choreographer: Terpsie Toon
Set Designer: Joe Schwartz
Lighting Designer: Andrew Martini
Assistant to the Director: Wendy Dobbs
Assistant to the Music Director: Judy Helms
Assistant to the Choreographer: David Pacheco
Stage Manager: Randee Bayer-Spittel
Assistant Stage Managers: Jennifer Stanjeski & Rob Ulrich
Costume Coordinator: Charlene McCabe
Costume Staff: Carol Lewis & Colleen Delaney
Technical Director: Scott Naef
Technical Staff: Cecil Sprung, Ralph Conn, Shari Dupree, Melissa Rosado, Chuck Caudill, Debbie Rauch, Lisa Ries, Shira Friedin, Heather Durko, Joe Nittoso, Jennifer McAteer, Matt Smith, Sean O’Herron, Brian Orlando, Kelly Hogan, Lary Rossi & Cricket Cobb
Props: Russ Leahy, Betty Philips, Joanne Eliscu, Cynthia Dannen & Belinda Govich
Sound: L & M Design
Light Board Operator: Jennifer Baczewski
Ticket Manager: Nancy Conn-Levin
Telephone Sales: Sharon Winter
Box Office Staff: Eric Levin & Brunce Winter
Raffle Coordinator: Leslie Woodlock
Playbill Staff: Peggy Rossi & Jessica Martini
Artistic Director: John Peninger
Box Office Manager: Eric Levin
Advertising & Marketing: Visions Marketing Strategists
Group Sales: Jim Buckley
House Manager: Peggy Rossi

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West Side Story


Presented at the Count Basie Theatre
November 1998
We are still working on this page. More info to come!
If you have the playbill for West Side Story, please contact tom@phoenixredbank.com.

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West Side Story

 
Presented at the Count Basie Theatre
November 2003
 
THE CAST
Maria – Tina Kaye
Tony – Eric Harper
Anita – Denise Girona Fernandez
Riff – Matthew A. Walsh
Bernardo – Alex Jimenez
 
Jets
Action – Jim Reddy
Baby John – Blake Segal/Eric Branning
A-Rab – Darren Ross
Snowboy – Michael Breen
Diesel – Jay Giberson
GeeTar – Michael McArthur
Mouthpiece – Sandy P. Shelton
Tiger – Eric Branning
Big Deal – Peter Cortelli
 
Jet Girls
Anybodys – Jamie Vitale
Graziella/Dream Maria – Heather Favretto
Velma – Nicole M. Smith
Minnie – Megan Whittemore
Margie – Leanne Carroll
Clarice – Fiona Dugan
Pauline – Jessica Denver
Patsy – Angela Cusumano
Maxine – Alexandra Gardell
 
The Sharks
Chino – Antonio Villarreal
Pepe – Sean Michael Gannon
Indio/Dream Tony – Brandon Jones
Luis – Ryan Aspell
Nibbles – Matthew DeMarco
Juan – Evan Fagin
Moose – John Camizzaro
 
Shark Girls
Consuela (Anita u/s) – Lauren Montella
Rosalia – Erica Pulido
Francesca – Jen Costa
Lourdes (Maria u/s) – Joan Aniano
Margarita – Virginia Cavaliere
Guadaloupe – Jenna Moreno
Rita – Natalie Pulido
Angelina – Tashyna A. Edwards
Estella – Jessica Rienzo
 
The Adults
Doc – Nate Kaufman
Shrank – Sal Giacchi
Krupke – Michael J. Hegarty
Glandhand – David McKee
 
PRODUCTION STAFF
Producer – Laurie Edwards
Associate Producer – Michelle Mulvihill
Director – Frank Andrews
Assistant Director – Michael J. Hegarty
Music Director, Conductor – Robert Sammond
Choreographers – David Pacheco & Q
Technical Director – John Onorato
Lighting Designer – Mark Reilly
Set Designer – Richard Sillen
Stage Manager – Elaine Eltringham
Properties – Teresa Staub
Costumers – Nancy Bembridge, Linda Erickson, Nancy Tighe
Set Builders – Peter Bacigalupi, Tony Rizzuto, Richard Sillen, Pete Wagar
Technical Consultant – Scott Naef
Technical Staff – Mark Eltringham, Peter Bacigalupi, Kristen Gillespie, Samantha Onorato, Pete Wagar, Julie Onorato, Tony Rizzuto, Michael Walsh
Sound Design – L&M Sound Design
House Manager – Wendy Dobbs
Press Representative – Nancy Tighe
Advertising & Marketing – Nancy Tighe, Laurie Edwards
Box Office Staff – Jamey Ivey, Katya Alexandrova
Raffle/Usher Coordinator – Andrea Zawadzky
Playbill Editor – Michelle Mulvihill
Group Sales Coordinators – Holly DeFilippo, Jessica Gartner
Website – Scott Naef, Jamey Ivey
School Performances – Peggy Rossi, Ellen Walsh
 
 

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West Side Story

 
Presented at the Count Basie Theatre
November 2007

 

 THE CAST
Maria – Samantha Ann
Tony – Chris Jones
Anita – Jennifer Forziati
Riff – Matthew Demarco
Bernardo – Javier Jiminez
The Jets

Action – Mike D’Amico

Baby John – Logan Jones

A-Rab – Brandon Cohen

Snowboy – George Platis

Diesel – Anthony Prevster

Mouthpiece – James Steele

Big Deal – Joseph Nelan

Dream Tony – Andrew Dom

The Jet Girls

Graziella – Erin Dillon

Velma – Brittany Halberg

Minnie – Gina Gomez

Clarice – Rachel Wasser

Pauline – Brielle Carreira

Shirley – Satomi Makida

Bridget – Eriko Kataoka

The Sharks

Chino – Ed Donovan

Pepe – Peter Berna-Phillips

Indio – Chris Bober

Luis – Anthony Tienerio

Nibbles – Marc Anthony Ferre

Toro – Ibi Howell

The Shark Girls

Consuela – Elizabeth Dee

Rosalia – Kristin Contrino

Francesca – Pamela Debutts

Teresita – Arianna DeDominicis

Ancelita – Natalie Pulido

Margarita – Brianna Pendergrass

Estella – Tatianna Ceccarelli

Dream Maria – Satomi Makida

The Adults

Doc – Peter Antico

Schrank – Sal Giacchi

Krupke – Pete Nasiatka

Gladhand – John Onorato

 

PRODUCTION STAFF

Producer – Laurie Edwards

Associate Producer – Candi Pluchino

Director – Norman Kauahi

Assistant Director – Todd Aikens

Music Director – Mark Megill

Choreographer – Q, Kelly Gemellaro

Costume Designer – Regina Spellman

Lighting Designer – Todd Kierney

Stage Manager – Todd Aikens

Set Construction – Pat Muhler, John Onorato,
Steve Kapanjie, Tom Martini, Tom Frascatore, Scott Naef

Scenic Design & Painting – Pasha Bari Ellis, Janet Rackham, Maryann Gomez

Running Crew – Steve Kapanjie, Juliette Kapanjie, Candi Pluchino, Andrew Pfeffercorn, Tina Pfeffercorn

Props – Rod Belle

Hair – Cynthia Frunzi

Sound Design – L&M Sound

House Manager – Wendy Dobbs

Raffle Coordinator – Andrea Zawadzky

Box Office Staff – Jenna Di Martini, Lindsey Stefan

Marketing – Laurie Edwards

Website – Leigh Stoecker, Alison Doyle

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Corporate Sponsorships

Supporting Phoenix Productions puts your company in the spotlight, helping to enhance your brand and allowing you to reach new customers. Arts partners support the entire community, contributing to the local economy and quality of life while creating an environment that blends backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures. And communities with a vibrant arts scene are desirable places for talented individuals to live, work and play. Providing access to the arts is a great way to show you appreciate your employees, your customers and your neighbors. We would be grateful for your partnership in creating a black box theatre and establishing access to all the educational, and often inspirational, experiences this resource would afford.

Platinum Sponsor – $5,000 per production

  • Your logo accompanying the show logo on a Sliding Website Banner at phoenixredbank.com
    • Live for 8 weeks leading up to and through the run of the show
  • Your accounts tagged in Social Media Posts (Facebook, instagram, Twitter) promoting the production
    • 8 weeks out from show
    • 1 post a week per platform
  • Your Full Page Ad in the program for the remainder of the 2017 season
    • 20,000 patrons are handed programs during the season
    • on average, 5,000 programs are distributed to 5,000 patrons per production (over 6 performances per production)
  • Easel display at the Count Basie Theatre during performances of the sponsored show to include organization name and logo
  • Your logo on Posters hung in businesses in downtown Red Bank and surrounding communities
    • 30 - 40 posters per production hung in Red Bank a month before opening night
    • 30 - 40 posters per production hung in neighboring towns
  • Your logo in a Show Reminder Email sent to all patrons who purchased tickets
    • on average, 830 patrons per performance (and 6 performances per
  • Your listing as a Show Sponsor in Press Releases sent one month before the production
    • 6 to 8 character/actor specific releases sent to 3 to 4 media outlets
    • 1 general release sent to 15 to 20 media outlets
  • Your logo on Rack Cards promoting the production
    • 500 cards distributed at performances at the Count Basie Theatre and placed at local hotels and libraries
  • 6 VIP Tickets for your guests to opening night of the production you sponsor
  • Invitation for 6 to attend the Opening Night Cast Party of the production you sponsor

Gold Sponsor – $3,000 per production

  • Your logo accompanying the show logo on a Sliding Website Banner at phoenixredbank.com
    • Live for 8 weeks leading up to and through the run of the show
  • Your Half Page Ad in the program for the remainder of the 2017 season
    • 20,000 patrons are handed programs during the season
    • on average, 5,000 programs are distributed to 5,000 patrons per production (over 6 performances per production)
  • Your logo on Posters hung in businesses in downtown Red Bank and surrounding communities
    • 30 - 40 posters per production hung in Red Bank a month before opening night
    • 30 - 40 posters per production hung in neighboring towns
  • Your logo in a Show Reminder Email sent to all patrons who purchased tickets
    • on average, 830 patrons per performance (and 6 performances per production)
  • Your listing as a Show Sponsor in Press Releases sent one month before the production
    • 6 to 8 character/actor specific releases sent to 3 to 4 media outlets
    • 1 general release sent to 15 to 20 media outlets
  • 4 VIP Tickets for your guests to opening night of the production you sponsor
  • Invitation for 4 to attend the Opening Night Cast Party of the production you sponsor

Silver Sponsor – $1,500 per production          

  • Your name listing in the Donor Register in the program for the remainder of the 2017 season
    • 20,000 patrons are handed programs during the season
    • on average, 5,000 programs are distributed to 5,000 patrons per production (over 6 performances per production)
  • Your logo on Posters hung in businesses in downtown Red Bank and surrounding communities
    • 30 - 40 posters per production hung in Red Bank a month before opening night
    • 30 - 40 posters per production hung in neighboring towns
  • Your logo in a Show Reminder Email sent to all patrons who purchased tickets
    • on average, 830 patrons per performance (and 6 performances per production)
  • Your listing as a Show Sponsor in Press Releases sent one month before the production
    • 6 to 8 character/actor specific releases sent to 3 to 4 media outlets
    • 1 general release sent to 15 to 20 media outlets
  • 2 VIP Tickets for your guests to opening night of the production you sponsor
  • Invitation for 2 to attend the Opening Night Cast Party of the production you sponsor

 

2017 Show Sponsorship Opportunities

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West Side Story – July 14-23, 2017

The world’s greatest love story comes to Red Bank! Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this story is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

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Into the Woods – September 15-24, 2017

This fall we deliver the fantastical elements of this fantastical world created by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim. An enchanting and touching Tony Award-winning book and score takes everyone’s favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless, yet relevant, rare modern classic.

 

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Seussical – November 10-19, 2017

Your favorite Dr. Seuss characters are brought to life in this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza by Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Seussical is fun for the whole family!

Audition Specifics

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Auditions announced for Phoenix’s revival of Into the Woods, opening at the Count Basie Theatre in September!

 

 Producer Chrissy Paccillo has assembled her production staff and announced open auditions for the September production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

Heading up the artistic staff as Director is Chris Tomaino, a newcomer to Phoenix with a track record of 30 years of New Jersey theatre. Andrew Macirowski returns as musical director, a role he has played for several Phoenix shows, most recently for A Christmas Story.

Tom Martini has signed on as set designer, Linda Fitzgerald returns to design costumes and Anthony Calicchio continues his role as Phoenix’s favorite lighting designer.

Open auditions will be held on Saturday, July 15th from 11am to 3pm, and on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 18th and 19th from 7 to 9pm. Callbacks will be by appointment the following week.

As always at Phoenix, all roles are open and will remain so until the close of open auditions. All types are encouraged to audition. Color/Ethnicity-Blind Casting. The director is looking for excellent actor/singers, particularly unique and interesting types. Excellent vocal and acting skills a must.

The artistic staff advises those auditioning to prepare 16 bars of a Stephen Sondheim song, or by another composer/lyricist with a similar tone.

All auditions and rehearsals will be at the Phoenix Performing Arts Center, 59 Chestnut Street in Red Bank. The show will run at the Count Basie Theatre from Friday, September 15th through Sunday, September 24th.

Further information can be found on the Phoenix website. For answers to specific questions, email the producer: christine@phoenixredbank.com.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

NARRATOR/MYSTERIOUS MAN - An disgruntled young man, in his teens. Stripped of his electronics, he is “forced” to read the story of Into the Woods and becomes our reluctant narrator. He will also double as The Mysterious Man: a mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer. Male, Teen/Adult, 18-25, Range: G2 - Eb4

THE BAKER - A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles. Heartful and vulnerable, yet determined, must be an excellent actor. Male, Adult, 30’s-40’s, Range: Ab2 - G4

THE BAKER'S WIFE - Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors. Practical, independent with a hidden sense of adventure. Comic ability a plus. Must be an excellent actor.

Female, Adult, 30’s-40’s, Range: F3 - G5

THE WITCH - Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel. Aggressive and scary, yet a nurturing, loving, if misguided, mother. Comic ability a plus! Female, Adult. 30’s-50’s, Range: F3 - G5

CINDERELLA - A young, earnest maiden constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. Unsure but determined. She’s a much stronger person than she thinks. Female, Young Adult, 20’s, Range: G3 - G5

JACK - The feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man.' Adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed. Easily excited and eager to make good. Endless energy required! Male, Young Adult or Teen, 18-30, Range: B2 - G4

JACK'S MOTHER - Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother is independent and strong-willed. Female, Adult, 50’s-60’s, Range: Bb3 - Gb5

LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD - A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive. Tough, inquisitive, bold and unaware of the real world. Female, 18-30 yrs old, Range: Bb3 - F5

CINDERELLA'S MOTHER/GRANNY/GIANT’S WIFE - Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree. A cantakerous old woman with a flair for the dramatic. The Giant's wife is an angry and vengeful 'monster.' She is seeking restitution for her loss. Voiceover. Female, Adult, 40’s-50’s, Range: E4 - F4

CINDERELLA'S PRINCE* - Vain, sexy and handsome, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing. Male, Adult, 20’s-30’s, Range: B2 - F4

WOLF* - Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey. Sly and sexy, with a wicked sense of humor. Male, Adult, Range: Bb2 - Gb4

CINDERELLA'S STEPMOTHER - The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella. Beautiful and driven. She’ll do just about anything to get what she wants. Female, Adult, 40’s-50’s, Range: A3 - F#5

FLORINDA and LUCINDA - Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing Cinderella. Loud, obnoxious and self-centered. Female, 25-35 yrs old, Range: C4 - Ab5

RAPUNZEL - A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world. Innocent and naive, with a sense of humor. Female, Adult 20’s-30’s, Range: B3 - A5

RAPUNZEL'S PRINCE - Just as vain, sexy and handsome as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exciting endeavor. Bold and confident, with a swagger that gets the attention of the ladies. Male, Adult , 20-35, Range: C#3 - E4

THE STEWARD - The Prince and royal family’s faithful servant. Willing to go to great lengths to do his job. Male or Female, Adult

COW - Male or Female , non-speaking (except for “Moo”). Good comedic timing.

*possible double-casting of Cinderella’s Prince and the Wolf

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Auditions announced for Phoenix’s revival of West Side Story, opening at the Count Basie Theatre in July!

 

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Producer Jim Marhold has assembled his production staff and announced open auditions for the July production of West Side Story.

Heading up the artistic staff as Director is Anthony Greco who directed the Phoenix revivals of White Christmas and Ragtime. Bob Sammond returns as musical director, a role he has played for many, many Phoenix shows. Jessica O’Brien will choreograph. Her last Phoenix assignment was as the director/choreographer of Evita in 2015.

Ashley Cusack and Tom Martini have signed on as the set design team, Joanne Penrose returns to design costumes and Anthony Calicchio continues his role as Phoenix’s favorite lighting designer.

Open auditions will be held on

Saturday, May 13th from noon to 3pm,

Monday, May 15th from 7 to 9pm and

Wednesday, May 17th from 7 to 9pm.

Callbacks will be by appointment the following weekend.

As always at Phoenix, all roles are open and will remain so until the close of open auditions. All ethnicities are encouraged to participate.

The artistic staff advises those auditioning to prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show and be prepared for a dance audition. Women should wear character shoes, men should wear sneakers.

All auditions and rehearsals will be at the Phoenix Performing Arts Center, 59 Chestnut Street in Red Bank. The show will run at the Count Basie Theatre from Friday, July 14th through  Sunday, July 23rd.

Further information can be found on the Phoenix website. For answers to specific questions, email the producer jim@phoenixredbank.com.

Character Descriptions

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

The Sharks – A Puerto Rican gang

Maria: A hopeless romantic and innocent young girl. She falls in love with Tony and finds herself at the center of the violent conflict between the two gangs. Strong soprano. Bb3-C6. Some dancing.

Anita: Feisty and assertive. She dispenses “older sister” advice to Maria and tries to shield her from the dangers of the gangs. Bernardo’s girlfriend. Strong Alto F3-F5. Strong dance required.

Bernardo: A proud, strong, handsome man. Leader of the Sharks. Bernardo seeks to carve out a territory as a sense of identity for himself and his friends. G2-E4. Strong dance required.

Chino: An angry and, at times, naïve Shark who turns vengeful. Suitor to Maria and friend of Bernardo.

Rosalia: Indio’s girlfriend. A3-F#5

Fransisca: Luis’ girlfriend. A3-F#5

Consuela: Pepe’s girlfriend. F3-D5

Sharks and Shark girls: All vocal types needed. Strong dancing required. 

The Jets – A Caucasian gang

Tony: A romantic young man and former leader of the Jets. He has found a new lifestyle that does not involve gangs. Tony finds himself violently torn between his friendships and love. Falls in love with Maria. Genuinely sweet and sincere. Strong tenor voice Bb2-A4 (opt C5). Limited dancing.

Riff: An athletic, quick-tempered leader of the Jets. He seeks to eliminate the Sharks and establish the Jets’ dominance in the neighborhood. Tony’s best friend. Strong singer. A2-G4. Strong dance required.

Anybodys: A spunky tomboy who is desperate to become a member of the Jets. The other Jets mock her ambitions but generally appreciate her. Full of heart and energy. Dance required.

Diesel: Second in command of the Jets. A2-C4

Action: Quick-tempered. Always ready for a fight. G2-G4

A-Rab: Slightly less quick-tempered than Action. Db3-G4

Baby John: The youngest Jet. Bb2-G4

Jets and Jet girls: All vocal types needed. Strong dancing required. 

The Adults (Speaking roles. No singing or dance required):

Doc: The adult owner of the store where the Jets hang out. Old fashioned and wise in his ways.

Officer Krupke: The local beat cop. He has no patience for the gangs’ conflicts and tries to keep tensions from erupting. He is regularly mocked by the local gangs.

Detective Schrank: A local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the gangs. Blunt, brash, racist and unapologetic.

Glad Hand: Nerdy, overly-cheerful and ill-equipped social director at the school dance.

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Phoenix Alumni

Phoenix Alumni in the News

 

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Jillian Mueller (The Sound of Music 2007High School Musical 2007 & 2008Beauty & the Beast 2008Thoroughly Modern Millie 2009) Jillian is currently playing the lead role of Alex Owens in the National Tour of Flashdance. A review that she got in the media stated, "As Alex, Jillian Muller certainly earns her paycheck. This is arguably one of the moreJillian_Mueller_-_Flashdance.jpg demanding female roles you'll find in musical theatre. Mueller rarely leaves the stage, and when she is onstage, she's either belting high notes, leaping in the air and landing in splits or both..."

Jillian has also appeared in the National Tours of Memphis and American Idiot and the Broadway productions of Bye Bye Birdie and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

 

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Marie Ventrone (Camp Phoenix Staff, Phoenix Performer)

Now known as Marie Nicole, our former Camp Phoenix Assistant and Phoenix veteran has set sail aboard the cruise ship Nautica where she is a featured vocalist.  She also graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2011 from High Point University where she studied Performance Theatre and Vocal Music.  Since graduating, Marie has toured the tri-state area singing with The Jersey Follettes, performed in Manhattan venues such as The Duplex and The Underground Lounge, and even landed a role as a host and featured singer with Six Flags.  Marie also holds the title of 2012-2013 Miss National US. 
Carousel_3_-_joanne.jpg - Phoenix congratulates Joanne Nosuchinsky on her Miss New York State USA title. Joanne appeared in several Phoenix shows in earlier years, most notably as Louise Bigelow in Carousel 2003 (see left), Zaneeta in The Music Man 2003, Winnie Tate in Annie Get Your Gun 2004 and Lorraine Fleming in 42nd Street 2006.

Jared Gertner (The King & I 1992Oliver! 1993South Pacific 1994,A Chorus Line 1999) is currently playing Elder Cunningham in the West End premiere of The Book of Mormon. He also covered the role in the original Broadway cast and the US National Tour. Click here to read more!

Luke Mannikus (Cinderella 2010) is currently cast in the Broadway production of Pippin, and was recently a swing for the roles of Eric and Nigel in the Broadway production of Matilda.

Melanie Wildman (Oklahoma! 2009) is currently playing the role of Anybodys in the National Tour of the West Side Story. She also played the role of Pauline, understudied the role of Anybodys and was a swing for the Jet girls in the International Tour of West Side Story.

Georgi James (The Sound of Music 2007) is currently playing Pepper in the Broadway production of Annie.

Constantine Maroulis (Jesus Christ Superstar 1999) recently played the title role in the Broadway production of Jekyll & Hyde.


Would you like to be featured on our Phoenix Alumni page?

Phoenix performers who have gone on to professional careers are welcome to inform us of their current or recent accomplishments by emailing marketing@phoenixredbank.com.

Rentals

SETS

We build large-scale sets for our productions which are presented on the Count Basie and Strand stages, both of which are professional venues with extensive fly capabilities. Often when we finish the run of a show, the sets are offered for sale at extremely low prices.
Please inquire about these sets well in advance as we try to sell them as quickly as possible since we have a serious lack of storage space.

We also have some random set pieces such as staircases, windows, furniture, etc.  and props such as vintage telephones, typewriters, etc. which we keep in inventory for future productions. Some of these may be available for rental from time to time.

Inquire about costs and availability to tom@phoenixredbank.com.

COSTUMES
Over the years, we have amassed a sizable costume collection which we recycle for future productions. Browse through our past shows pages on this website for a glimpse at the extent of our collection.

 

Sometimes, we preserve the full costume plot of a show, specifically for rental. Currently we have the full costume plots from the following productions available for rental:

 

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We also rent individual costumes from our vast inventory. Inquire about availability, rates, etc. to costumes@phoenixredbank.com.

 

Past Shows

Over the past two decades, Phoenix has produced more than 100 shows.

Here are the details -- the people involved and some photos:

2017

West Side Story

2016

The Little Mermaid

Tommy

2015

Jesus Christ Superstar

Mary Poppins

Evita

Peter Pan

2014

Shrek

Grease

The Sound of Music

Monty Python's SPAMALOT

2013

Anything Goes

The Music Man

Damn Yankees

White Christmas

2012

25 Years of Phoenix!

The Wizard of Oz

Legally Blonde

My Fair Lady

Ragtime

2011

Annie

Hairspray

South Pacific

Sweeney Todd

2010

Cinderella

Rent

The King & I

The Full Monty

2009

Thoroughly Modern Millie

The Producers

Oklahoma!

Broadway Comes to Red Bank

Miss Saigon

2008

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

High School Musical

Beauty & the Beast

2007

Camelot

High School Musical

Fiddler on the Roof

Sound of Music

West Side Story

2006

Grandma's Getting Married

Cats

42nd Street

Hair

1776

2005

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

Jesus Christ Superstar

The Wiz

The Pirates of Penzance

Aida

Nuncrackers

2004

Burlesque

Man of La Mancha

Grease!

Annie Get Your Gun

The Scarlet Pimpernel

2003

Sniper

The Wizard of Oz

First You Dream

The Music Man

Carousel

West Side Story

2002

Side Show

Cabaret

Annie

Fiddler on the Roof

The King and I

Jekyll & Hyde

2001

Nunsense

Nunsense II

Titanic

City of Angels

Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat

Brigadoon

Midsummer Night's Dream

2000

Baby

Evita

Quilters

Grease!

The Sound of Music

Crazy For You

Assassins

1999

A New Brain

Jesus Christ Superstar

The Fantasticks

A Chorus Line

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Kismet

1998

Little Shop of Horrors

Godspell

Jeffrey

Bye Bye Birdie

Guys and Dolls

West Side Story

1997

Peter Pan

Tommy

Singin' in the Rain

Fiddler on the Roof

1996

Jesus Christ Superstar

Annie My

Fair Lady

Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat

1995

The Secret Garden

Hair

Camelot

Evita

1994

Song & Dance

South Pacific

Pippin

Man of la Mancha

1993

Phoenix at Five!

Jesus Christ Superstar

West Side Story

Oliver!

Hello Dolly!

1992

The Fantasticks

Gypsy

A Chorus Line

The King and I

Fiddler on the Roof

1991

Showstoppers!

Cabaret

No Biz Like Show Biz

The Sound of Music

1990

Something Wonderful

The Music Man

Sweet Charity

1989

Evita

Little Shop of Horrors

Carousel

1988

Jesus Christ Superstar

The Fantasticks

Camelot  

 

Photos from past shows provided by Carl Spataro, Rich Kowalsky, Rich Tang, Tom Martini, Todd Aikens, Sharon Winters and others. We thank them for sharing the memories with us.