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!
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
Kyle Dixon (Set Designer) A Kentucky native and graduate of Morehead State University, Kyle Dixon has been a freelance scenic artist/designer in New York for over eight years. From stage to showrooms, he has worked across Manhattan, as well at various theatres in the Southeast. Recent favorite designs include Angelina Ballerina, The Musical (Off-Broadway, Toronto, Nation Tour), Growing Up 70's, starring Barry Williams, a.k.a. Greg Brady (Off-Broadway), Aspern Papers (Off-Broadway), South Pacific, Shakespeare and Love (directed by Jane McCullough) The Crucible, Zombie Prom, Twelfth Night, and Bat Boy. His scenic artwork may be seen across the country, from the stage of The Lost Colony on Roanoke Island, NC to the Bellagio Conservatory in Las Vegas. www.kyledixondesigns.com
Amanda Jenks (Costume Designer) s an NYIT-Award nominated freelance costume designer for theatre, film, television, and dance based in New York City and a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Currently, she is the assistant costume designer for the Bob Crowley-designed musical An American in Paris currently nominated for 12 Tony's including Outstanding Costume Design of a Musical now running at Broadway's Palace Theater after it's sold-out run at the Thtre du Chtelet in Paris. She's also an assistant costume designer on the School of Rock (costume design by Anna Louizos). www.amandajenks.com www.amandajenks.com
Holly McCaffrey (Costume Assistant ) is delighted to be working with Vital Theatre Company again. She has previously assisted on Kid Frankenstein (2017), Wizard of Oz (2017), and the Vital tours of Pinkalicious (2017) and Flight School (2017). Holly has also worked with the Costume Design teams for the An American In Paris 1st National Tour and the School Of Rock 1st National Tour. She was also the Assistant Costumer for the Mint Theater Company's production of Hindle Wakes (2017). Holly has had the pleasure to stitch for Les Miserables North American Tour (2017), From Here to Eternity (2017) at Ogunquit Playhouse, and Jersey Boys (2017) at New World Stages. She would like to thank her family and friends and everyone at Vital Theatre Company.
|Nazareth College Arts Center||Rochester, NY||Sat. Nov. 30th, 2019 - 2:00 PM|
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|Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center||Bartlett, TN||Sat. Dec. 14th, 2019 - 2:30 PM|