Angelina Ballerina Holiday


Angelina Ballerina Holiday

  • Music Ben Morss
  • Book & Lyrics Susan DiLallo
  • Director/Choreographer Sam Viverito
  • Lighting Designer Aaron Bowersox
  • Production Stage Manager Christy Perez
  • Costume Designer Amanda Jenks
  • Costume Assistant Holly McCaffrey
  • Set Designer Kyle Dixon
  • Props Designer Katelyn Degennaro
  • Musical Director Joseph Olson


Hailed as "a great holiday treat for your family to enjoy" in its premiere production (NYC Single Mom), Vital Theatre Company and HIT Entertainment welcome back the festive hit Angelina Ballerina™ The Very Merry Holiday Musical! Angelina and her friends are planning an absolutely positively spectacular holiday dance pageant; the best in all of Mouseland! When a mix-up prevents the pageant from going on, Angelina and her friends must use their creativity to save the show. By working together, Angelina, Alice, Gracie, AZ, Marco, and Angelina’s little sister, Polly, discover the true spirit of the holidays. It's not about things you receive, but the holiday cheer you share. With dancing, singing and festivities, this heart-warming musical is perfect for everyone's holiday season!



Daniel Soto (Marco) is thrilled to be making his Vital Theatre Company debut as Marco. He is an NYC Based Actor from Poth, Texas and a recent graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City where he obtained his Associate of Occupational Studies. Selected credits include: Conservatory Theatre: Coriolanus (Brutus) and A Spare Me (Sel). Seussical the Musical (Jojo), Hair (Tribe), In the Heights (Ensemble), Broadway Cruise (Performer), and Notes from the Basement (Omar). TV/Film: Amazon’s Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, HBO’s The Deuce, and Bad Education. He sends his love to his parents and family back home!

Sierra Key (Alice) is thrilled to be making her Vital Theatre Company and NYC debut in the Angelina Ballerina Holiday Show. Originally from Mooresville, North Carolina, Sierra holds her B.A in Theatre with a MT Concentration from Dean College. Favorite credits include Legally Blonde (Elle Woods), Into the Woods (Little Red), The East (Elise), Hair (Crissy), Bye Bye Birdie (Ursula), and Follow My Light: Concert Edition (Soloist). Sierra thanks her friends and family for their love and support. @sierrakey_

Kara Arena (Gracie) Vital Theatre debut! Recent credits: Evita, Obamaology (Bay Street Theater), Picnic At Hanging Rock (Goodspeed Opera House New Works Fest), The Winter’s Tale (Seven Stages Shakespeare Company), Honestly Abe (Actor's Temple Theater), Crazy For You (Reagle Music Theatre). Proud graduate of The Boston Conservatory's Musical Theater BFA class of 2017. Current student at The William Esper Studio of Acting. A big thanks to HDB casting and the entire team at Vital.

Alexa Lebersfeld (Angelina Ballerina) is thrilled to be returning to the Vital stage this holiday season! You may have seen her here before in Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas, Flight School, Pinkalicious, or Stinky Kids. Most recently she has appeared as Frenchy in Grease aboard the Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas ship. She holds her BFA from The Boston Conservatory. Love to Mom, Dad, Jenna, family & friends. Happy Holidays!!

Sharon Romano (Polly) Vital Theatre debut! Selected credits: Annie Get Your Gun (Winnie), Alice in Wonderland (Alice), Junie B. Jones (Lucille), Madagascar (Private/Mort), Greek Mythology (Pandora/Hera/Metis). CAP21 and Marietta College graduate. Thanks to Holly and Thomas and her family! Happy holidays!

David Dines (AZ Mouse) is so excited to be making his Vital Theatre Company and NYC Debut! Originally from Massachusetts, David is a recent graduate of Wagner Collage and is now based here in New York City. Recent Credits: La Cage Aux Folles (Virginia Musical Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Legally Blonde and West Side Story (Thingamajig Theatre Company), The Music Man (Derby Dinner Playhouse) and La Cage Aux Folles (Axelrod Performing Arts Center). A huge thank you to Mom, Dad, Jared, his roommates, HDB Casting and the whole team at Vital!


Ben Morss (Music) earned his doctorate in music from the University of California at Davis. He has also played piano and arranged for platinum-selling bands such as Cake and Wheatus, and his playing was used in the films Sidewalks of New York and L.I.E. His indie pop band, Onward Chariots, toured Europe twice and placed a song on international television. Ben is an alumnus of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop. He arranged the music for the stage version of Trey Parker's Cannibal! The Musical and created music for Anansi the Story King at Georgetown University. His two children's musicals, Pop Star and Cinderella's Mice, are published by Samuel French. His new indie rock band, Ancient Babies, has released two albums on Mint 400 Records.

Susan DiLallo (Book & Lyrics) s the recipient of the coveted Kleban Award. Her libretto for an original musical comedy, Iron Curtain, earned her a Jonathan Larson Award, and was further developed during a residency at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Her book and lyrics to another musical, Once Upon a Time in New Jersey, won both a Richard Rodgers Award and The Global Search for New Musicals Competition, Cardiff. Other credits include: libretto for Fancy (a country musical based on the Reba McEntire song); the Mattel/Clear Channel production of Barbie Live! In Fairytopia (book, lyrics); That’s Life (Outer Critics Circle nominee); Fancy Nancy (book and lyrics), Pinocchio, a Musical about Adoption (winner, KIDDstuff new play competition); and the revised libretto for the classic A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Member: ASCAP, The Dramatists Guild.

Sam Viverito (Director/Choreographer) has directed and choreographed internationally in such diverse places as, South Korea (Hairspray, Bat Boy, Disney’s Hunchback Of Notre Dame, King & I, Quiz Show and the 1st American company of A Chorus Line), Canada (A Touch Of Broadway, Angelina Ballerina, Garden Brother’s Circus) Malaysia and Japan, (Charles Bach’s Wonder) England (Brighton Cares). New York audiences has seen his work in Cut The Ribbons, (starring Donna McKechnie, Georgia Engel and Barbara Feldon) Duplex, Bag Fulla Money, Angelina Ballerina, Angelina Ballerina The Very Merry Holiday Musical, and Fancy Nancy) He has directed and choreographed National tours of A Chorus Line, Man Of Lamancha, Angelina Ballerina, Fancy Nancy and Gypsy. His work regionally includes: La Cage Aux Folles, Funny Girl, Sweet Charity, Annie, 42nd Street, Evita, Buddy, Broadway Bound, Opa!, Corps Of Discovery, and for the last 21 years, the Shoji Tabuchi Show, in Branson, MO. His company, VIVO, Inc is now involved with developing original works

Aaron Bowersox (Lighting Designer) is a Pennsylvania native and graduate from Indiana University with his Masters’ in Lighting Design. He currently resides in New York City where he works as a freelance lighting designer and photographer. He is excited to join Vital Theatre for Angelina Ballerina The Musical. His most recent Lighting Designs include Chicago, Tuck Everlasting, La Cage Aux Folles, Spring Awakening, Sweeney Todd, Sweet Charity, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Christy Perez (Production Stage Manager) Christy Perez is thrilled to be joining Vital Theatre Company. She is a NYC based stage and production manager and a recent graduate of Florida State University. Recent NYC credits include Loves Labours Lost (Atlantic Theatre Co Acting School), Suddenly (Live Source Theatre Group), Sesar (Ma-Yi Theatre Co) and The Chinese Lady (Ma-Yi Theatre Co). Happy Holidays!

Stephen Sunderlin (Artistic Director)

Jacquelyn Cox (Master Electrician)

Amanda Jenks (Costume Designer)

Holly McCaffrey (Costume Assistant )

Kyle Dixon (Set Designer)

Katelyn Degennaro (Props Designer)

Joseph Olson (Musical Director)


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