A Bronx Tale

The Musical
at Tri-Town Theatre Inc.
 
 
Music by
ALAN MENKEN
Book By
CHAZZ PALMINTERI
Lyrics by
GLENN SLATER
 
Starring
 
George Wells
Abigail Roberts
Hannah Hasselbarth
Luis Rivas
Andrew Roberts
 
Cameron Kinnear
Anna Ritchie
Steven Taylor
 
 
 

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Song List

ACT ONE

"Belmont Avenue" – Doo-Wop Guys, Calogero and Ensemble

"Look to Your Heart" – Lorenzo and Young Calogero

"Roll 'Em" – Sonny, Young Calogero and Ensemble

"I Like It" – Young Calogero and Ensemble

"Giving Back the Money" – Lorenzo, Young Calogero, Rosina and Sonny

"I Like It (Reprise)" – Calogero, Young Calogero, Sonny and Ensemble

"Ain't It The Truth" – Calogero, Handsome Nick, Crazy Mario and Sally Slick

"Out of Your Head" – Calogero, Jane, Denise, Frieda, and Ensemble

"Nicky Machiavelli" – Sonny, Rudy the Voice, Tony Ten-to-Two, Jojo the Whale, Frankie Coffeecake, Eddie Mush

"These Streets" – Lorenzo, Sonny, Rosina and Ensemble

 

ACT TWO

"Webster Avenue" – Jane, Calogero, Tyrone, Jesse, Denise and Frieda

"Out of Your Head (Reprise)" – Jane

"One of the Great Ones" – Sonny

"Ain't It The Truth (Reprise)" – Tyrone and Jesse

"Look to Your Heart (Reprise)" – Rosina

"One of the Great Ones (Reprise)" – Calogero

"Hurt Someone" – Tyrone, Calogero, Sally Slick, Handsome Nick, Crazy Mario, Jane, Jesse, Freida, Denise, Ensemble

"In a World Like This" – Calogero, Jane and Ensemble

"The Choices We Make" – Calogero, Lorenzo, Jane, Rosina, Company

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Cast

George Wells
Lorenzo
Cameron Kinnear
Sonny
Luis Rivas
Calogero
Anna Ritchie
Jane
Andrew Roberts
Young Calogero
Abigail Roberts
Rosina
Hannah Hasselbarth
Tyrone
Steven Taylor
Jesse
Shaun Smith
Tony-Ten-To-Two
Thomas Pondolfino
JoJo The Whale
Jeffrey Moore
Eddie Mush
Andrew Munro
Frankie Coffeecake
Andrea Roberts
Freida
Mike Jacobs
Rudy The Voice
Israel Sepulveda
Crazy Mario/Doo-Wop Guy
Reese Elwood
Slick/Doo-Wop Guy
Tristan Watford
Nicky/Doo-Wop
Tracy Marcellus
Nona
Scott Hasselbarth
Carmine
Stephanie Easton
Denise
Mikaela Sepúlveda-Kiefer
Ensemble
Alyssa Marcellus
Ensemble
Olivia Hawkins
Ensemble
Brayton Northrup
Ensemble

Creative Team

Morgan Sturdevant

Director

Karen Clark

Music Director

Amy Burns-Cuozzo

Choreographer

Julia Adams

Costume Designer

Robin Yvonne DeGolier

Scenic Artist

Nathaniel Iversen

Lighting Designer

Steve Samsonic

Sound Designer

Tracy Marcellus

Stage Manager

Scott Hasselbarth

Assistant Stage Manager

George Wells & Cameron Kinnear

Artistic Producers

ORCHESTRA

A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL ORCHESTRA

Conductor/Keyboard 1 - Karen Clark

Woodwinds - Heather Kriesel, Kerri Hogle

Trumpet - Rick Kauffman

Trombone - Becky Sabin

Keyboards - Dan Chien, Tim Iversen

Guitar - Matt Downey

Bass - Scott Zimmerman

Percussion - Dave DeSiro

Drums - Todd Loucks

Director's Note

A Bronx Tale was the first musical my husband and I saw on Broadway together, so when George Wells and Karen Clark reached out to me to come on board as director I jumped at the chance to join the team! One of the things that always sticks with me when I think of A Bronx Tale are the themes of love, fear and family in a very different time in history. Our main character, Calogero, is struggling to find his way between the family he loves and the mob boss whose footsteps he finds himself following.

A Bronx Tale dives deep into what it means to truly follow your heart and not waste your talents, and this cast is certainly not lacking in any talent. I want to take a moment to thank the entire cast and crew for all of their hard work and dedication throughout the rehearsal process. It hasn’t always been smooth sailing but they roll with the punches with a smile and a laugh and always pull through when I need them the most.

I would also like to thank George, Cameron, Nate, Tracy, Scott, and Karen, for their endless support and encouragement; without them this show would not have turned out to be as wonderful as it is. They have all gone above and beyond for this production and it truly shows. I would also like to thank my husband, Dustin, for his love and support, you will always be my greatest one.

Thank you for supporting local theater and enjoy the show!

 

Morgan Sturdevant

Meet the Company

George Wells

Lorenzo

George has been found onstage since the age of 6, His most recent resume includes dramatic roles to include Teddy in “Arsenic and Old Lace” with Tri Town Theatre, Charlie in “One Golden Pond” and Jack Jerome in “”Brighton Beach Memoirs” but George prefers musical theatre. “King Herod” in a 2016 production of Jesus Christ Superstar marked a return to the stage after a long hiatus followed by Shrek in “Shrek the Musical” and Joey in “Sister Act” George lists this role as Lorenzo as his dream role and is incredibly proud to be part of this production of “A Bronx Tale-The Musical “ George would like to thank his amazing wife Kelly for her patience and indulgence of this part of his life his son Wilson for always finding time to help out backstage, our Bronx Tale director Morgan Sturdevant for managing such a wonderful cast into one of the best theatre experiences ever and to his friend Cameron Kinnear for his help and guidance.

Cameron Kinnear

Sonny

 Cameron is a professional music director, conductor, pianist and arranger. Most recently he was the music director & conductor for the national tour of Chicago: The Musical. He has worked with regional theatres across the country his favorites include Tuacahn Center for the Arts and Lake Dillon Theatre Company. Cameron also has spent several years working with non-profit arts organizations, and currently serves as the Artistic Producer for Tri-Town Theatre Inc. in Sidney NY. 

Luis Rivas

Calogero

Luis is 17 and has a past with performing. His first time singing publicly was in his church choir when he was 8. Since then, he’s performed many places, with his first theatrical experience being ACT’s Shrek the Musical as Lord Farquaad. He’s performed in several community theater productions in the area since then and has no plans to stop. Luis is glad to be part of such a talented cast in A Bronx Tale: The Musical.

Anna Ritchie

Jane

Anna Ritchie is thrilled to be part of this heart wrenching story! Anna has been on stage performing for almost 7 years now, as well as doing tones of backstage work for a lot of other shows. During her free time she absolutely loves to sing, dance and hang out with friends. Favorite shows include Sister Act (Mother Superior) with OWP, Mamma Mia (ensemble) with Orpheus, Matilda (ensemble) with SRO Productions, and The Jungle Book (as Willies/Bagheera) with Tri-Town Theatre. This cast is so amazing and she feels so grateful to get to work with them all. Enjoy the show! 

Andrew Roberts

Young Calogero

Andrew is ecstatic to be in this production of A Bronx Tale: The Musical. Other credits include: Michael Banks in Mary Poppins Jr. and a rock troll in Frozen Jr. His hobbies include: listening to music, playing video games, and reading graphic novels. He has been playing the piano for 7 years and the saxophone for 5 years. 

Abigail Roberts

Rosina

Abigail is making her acting debut in A Bronx Tale: The Musical. Young Calogero and Freida in the production are her real-life son and daughter.  Abigail was born in New Jersey, raised in Puerto Rico, and came to the area at the age of 22 to pursue her graduate degree at Binghamton University.  She has worked in upstate NY in various scientific jobs since 2002.  She has sung in church settings since she was a teenager, is featured in several Christian music CDs, and she plays several percussion instruments.  She loves going to the city and catching a Broadway Show whenever possible and also enthusiastically supports local theater productions.  She truly believes there is much intrinsic and social value in Music and the Arts.  Abigail is very excited to join the cast and to become a part of the Afton Community Theatre & Tri-Town Theatre family!   

Hannah Hasselbarth

Tyrone

Hannah is a senior at Sidney Central School District. Hannah has performed in numerous community productions. Most recently she was in a production of Cinderella while attending French Woods Performing Arts camp. She was also in Shrek the Musical with Afton Community Theatre as well as Jekyll and Hyde with the Tri-Town Theater. Hannah is a member of the Sidney High School Drama club and is president this year. She is also a member of the high school chorus. Hannah has had roles in the Sidney Central School Drama productions such as Calamityville Terror and Characters. She plans to pursue a degree in animation next year at college. Visual arts, acting, singing, and performing are Hannah's true passions and love!

Steven Taylor

Jesse

Steven has been involved in community theater for many years, performing with several groups including: Mental Health Players and Puppeteers, BCC Theater Department Rockbottom Players Mansion players Murder at the Mansion Know Theatre . He has appeared in many EPAC productions with Lyrics Performers and Repertory Company Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Producers, To Kill a Mockingbird, Burlesque Forbidden, Ascend, The Music Man and Man of La Mancha. Other credits include the film Nowhere to Hide and An American Pop Hippies in the 60’s. Many years Tap and Jazz at Sherry Russo School of Dance and Broome County Dance Company. And a extra in a Double Mint Commercial.

Shaun Smith

Tony-Ten-To-Two

Shaun Smith was recently discovered in the Afton Dog Park. Returning to the stage after a long hiatus imposed by work and raising a pack of huskies has been a joy. Many moons ago, Shaun could be seen performing (singing and dancing) with the Mary Anthony Dance Theatre company at Riverside Church, NYC, singing the Count in A Little Night Music in Annenberg Center, Philadelphia, and dancing the Fox in Movita Dance Company's The Tale of Jermima Puddle-Duck at Lincoln Center.

Thomas Pondolfino

JoJo The Whale

Tom Pondolfino is a retired Navy Gunners mate and an Oneonta native who has appeared on stage locally in over forty productions with Orpheus Theatre, Bigger Boat productions, Stuff of Dreams productions, and the Oneonta Theater’s stage players since moving back to the area in 2006. His previous roles include King Arthur in Orpheus Theatre’s production of Spamalot, Cowardly Lion in Orpheus Theatre’s  production of The Wizard of Oz, Tito Morelli in Stuff of Dreams production of Lend me a Tenor, Dan in Orpheus Theater’s production of Next to Normal, and Shrek in Orpheus theatre’s production of Shrek.    

Jeffrey Moore

Eddie Mush

Jeff Moore resides in Oneonta and has been involved in numerous Orpheus Theatre and Bigger Boat/Stuff of Dreams productions in recent years, thanks in part to his wife Kathleen Mami Moore. Recent Orpheus roles include Mr. Greenway in Elf, Harry in Mamma Mia, Mickey in Damn Yankees, Bob Cratchet in A Christmas Carol, Drake in Annie, Uncle Henry in Wizard of Oz, King Triton in Little Mermaid, Phineous Trout in Willy Wonka, the Steward in Into The Woods, Harry in Company, Dr Everett Scott in Rocky Horror Show, Growltiger in Cats, Herr Zeller in The Sound Of Music, and the UPS man in Legally Blonde. Recent BB/SOD roles include Dr. Spivey in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Bill Ray in On Golden Pond, Krojack in Don’t Drink The Water, Carlson in Of Mice and Men, and Fred Narracott in And Then There Were None.

Andrew Munro

Frankie Coffeecake

Andrew Munro — Coming down from Cooperstown to make his Afton Community Theatre debut as Frankie Coffeecake, Andrew Munro has also performed the roles of Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, and Louis Ironson in Angels in America. In many other productions (Damn Yankees, Hairspray, Guys & Dolls, to name a few), Andrew performed in the ensemble; sometimes playing several characters over the course of a show (the most he’s played in one production was nine!). When not participating in the theatre, Andrew is otherwise occupied in his aspirations as a fictional writer.

Andrea Roberts

Freida

This will be Andrea’s seventh theatrical experience: The Lion King Jr., Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr., A Christmas Story, Mary Poppins Jr. (Jane Banks), Frozen Jr. (dancer), Little Shop of Horrors (solo dancer). One of her favorite roles was Jane Banks in Mary Poppins. When not involved in theatre she likes to dance; she is a competition dancer (this will be her eleventh year dancing). She is part of her school choir and part of her church worship team. She has been playing the flute for 6 years. She played the violin for 3 years. She also likes video games and crafts. Thanks to mom and dad for supporting her in all of her extra curricular activities! 

Mike Jacobs

Rudy The Voice

Mike Jacobs is a fifty-something Leo from Oneonta, NY; who can't be considered a newcomer to theater much longer! Favorite past roles include Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar; and as TJ in Sister Act and Officer O'Hara in Arsenic & Old Lace in 2021. He is loving working with Tri-Town Theatre; and thanks his wife Cory for her endless support of his seeking the spotlight!

Israel Sepulveda

Crazy Mario/Doo-Wop Guy

Israel Sepulveda is a Senior at Greene High School. This is his second show with A.C.T. you may have also seen him in A.C.T.’s Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown) or in Footlights production of Peter Pan Jr (Noodler the pirate), Dear Edwina Jr (ensemble), Once Upon a Mattress (ensemble), Lion King Jr (Pumba), Meet Me in St. Louis (ensemble), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr (Lord Scrumptious), Bye Bye Birdie (ensemble), and Little Shop of Horrors (Mushnik). He is also a trumpet player and in Greene chorus and has participated in All County. He’s thankful to the director for giving him this opportunity and his family for being so supportive.

Reese Elwood

Slick/Doo-Wop Guy

Reese Elwood is a 17 year old senior at Bainbridge-Guilford High School. He’s played Captain Falcon Scott in Peter and The Starcatcher, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, War in Scenes from a Quarantine and ensemble in a Jekyll and Hyde Musical. He’s very excited to be back on stage again to continue his acting experience.

Tristan Watford

Nicky/Doo-Wop

Tristan Watford has had a passion for the performing arts since a very young age, and didn’t begin acting until Junior year of high school. It was his peers that persuaded him to audition for a part in the production that year. Since then he’s been in shows produced by the B-G Drama Club, Tri-Town Theatre, ACT, and the Jericho Arts Council. Some of his past roles include Peter/Orphan Boy in Peter and the Starcatcher, Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables, and Rudolpho in Matilda. Community Theater has provided Tristan with tools that assist him with improving his ability as an actor, a musician, and a performer overall. He’s excited to be a part of A Bronx Tale:The Musical this season and is looking forward to upcoming projects.

Tracy Marcellus

Nona

Tracy Marcellus is delighted to play Nona in A Bronx Tale:The Musical. This will be her third time sharing the stage with her daughter Alyssa, the other two times being in OWP’s Sister Act and  TTT’s Jekyll and Hyde the Musical. Tracy has been a board member of ACT for the past few years. During that time she has worked behind the scenes on several incredible shows with them. She has enjoyed working with TTT and would like to thank this amazingly talented cast and crew!

Scott Hasselbarth

Carmine

Scott has been helping backstage with his daughter Hannah’s (Denise) community theater performances for ten years with Tri-Town, ACT, and Orpheus.  Scott was an extra in A Christmas Carol with Orpheus and this is his first role on stage with speaking lines.  Scott’s hobbies include golf and relaxing on the lake.  He is very excited and proud to have a role on stage in the show with his daughter Hannah being a senior in high school this year.  Scott would like to thank Teresa Sears for her inspiration over the years, and everyone in the production for their support and bringing this important show to life for our community.

Stephanie Easton

Denise

Stephanie is a Mother of 3 and a Grandmother of 2. She is new to ACT and enjoys being a part of the local community theaters. She was a part of Tri-Town Theatre’s production of Jekyll and Hyde last year. She loved it so much that she wanted to be part of this year’s production of A Bronx Tale: The Musical. Stephanie wholeheartedly thanks her friends and family for their support!

Mikaela Sepúlveda-Kiefer

Ensemble

Mikaela is 19 and this is her 4th production with A.C.T. You may have also seen her in A Christmas Carol (Clara), Shrek (Dragon), or Beauty and the Beast (Wardrobe). She would like to thank her family for always supporting her passion for theatre. She also thanks Morgan Sturdevant and the production team for pulling this wonderful show together.

Alyssa Marcellus

Ensemble

Alyssa is a freshman at Sidney Central School. This is her 16th theater production! You may have seen her in shows with Afton Community Theater,OWP, Tri-town Theatre as well as her high school drama club. Jekyll and Hyde, Scenes from a quarantine, Sister Act are her three most recent! In her spare time she enjoys singing, volleyball and plays percussion in her high school band.

Olivia Hawkins

Ensemble

Olivia has been in theater since the age of five! Olivia is the Vice President of Afton Community Theater. She has performed with many theater companies including Out of the Woodwork Players, Tri-Town Theatre, Afton Community Theater, Orpheus Theater, BG Drama Club and Jericho Arts Council. Some of her favorite roles include Holly-The Wedding Singer (OWP), Molly- Peter and the Starcatcher (BG), Babette- Beauty and the Beast (ACT), and The Wicked Witch- The Wizard of Oz (TTT). Olivia would like to thank everyone involved in this production, even you. “Without an audience we would just be standing on stage alone singing to ourselves, looking pathetic and lost.”

Brayton Northrup

Ensemble
Brayton Northrup is proud to be included in the Tri-Town Theatre production of A Bronx Tale. He is a senior at Bainbridge-Guilford High School. He thanks his friends for supporting his passion of becoming an actor. Brayton has played in previous productions including Jekyll and Hyde as Spider, Mary Poppins Jr. as George Banks and Matilda within its Ensemble. Upon graduation, Brayton hopes to attend Brooklyn College in order to further his dreams of becoming an actor.

Morgan Sturdevant

Director

Morgan is delighted to be joining the ACT and Tri-Town families as the director of A Bronx Tale: The Musical. Morgan has previously directed Seussical Jr. (Afton Central Schools) and Once Upon a Mattress (Chenango Forks High School) and has thoroughly enjoyed diving into directing in community theater. Stage appearances include Guys and Dolls, Les MiserablesPirates of Penzance, GondoliersSongs for a New WorldHow to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. When not spending her time in the theater, Morgan teaches 6-12 Chorus and General music at Afton Central Schools. Morgan would like to thank the cast, crew, and production team for all their hard work and support throughout the rehearsal process; without all of their hard work this show could not have come together as well as it has. Break a leg!

Karen Clark

Music Director

Karen Clark (Music Director) is very excited to join the production team for A Bronx Tale. After moving to the area from South Florida in 2009, Karen has performed as a keyboard player at the Cider Mill Playhouse, Endicott Performing Arts Center (EPAC); Binghamton: Spare Productions & Theatron Productions; Oneonta: Orpheus Theatre & Sing a Song of Broadway; Norwich Community Theatre; Out of the Woodwork Players (OWP); and many local high schools but Afton Community Theater and Tri-Town Theatre hold a special place in her heart as her favorite groups to perform with. Some of her favorite shows from past ACT and TTT seasons include Matilda (ACT), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (ACT), The Addams Family (TTT), Shrek The Musical (ACT), Willy Wonka (TTT), and Rent (ACT). Karen is the founder of ACTSTW, ACT’s Summer Theatre Workshop for Children/Youth and is a board member of ACT. During the day, she proudly serves in the Afton Central School District as their MS/HS band director, is an adjunct professor of music at SUNY Broome, conducting the SUNY Broome Concert Band, and maintains an active private piano/clarinet studio at her home in Greene. She is grateful to Morgan and the TTT/ACT Board of Directors for the opportunity to work with so many amazing actors and musicians on A Bronx Tale:The Musical and hopes everyone enjoys the show!

Amy Burns-Cuozzo

Choreographer

Amy Burns-Cuozzo has enjoyed working with the cast and production team of A Bronx Tale: The Musical.  Amy is the owner/Director of ABC Center for Performing Arts in Sidney. With degrees in dance performing arts and education, she has been teaching dance in the Tri-Town area for over 30 years. In that time, Amy has taken her students to perform her work at Lincoln Center, the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Disney World and the Salvatore Capezio Theatre. Amy, her students and staff also enjoy participating and performing in their local community events and their annual holiday benefit and year end recitals. Amy has done choreography for several shows for Tri-Town Theatre, Afton Community Theatre, Out of the Woodwork Players, and various school drama clubs, and always appreciates the opportunity to work with so many talented and wonderful people. She hopes that you enjoy the show!

Julia Adams

Costume Designer

Julia Adams has been working with local theatre groups in the Binghamton area for almost 2 decades. She has a degree in Costume and Fashion design from Binghamton University, and currently owns her own custom sewing )and alterations business.  She has designed costumes for The Pirates of Penzance (2018), Jekyll &Hyde (2020) and many others. In 2019, Julia was contracted by the US Navy to make historically accurate pants for the crew of the USS Constitution in Boston.  Julia specializes in custom wedding gowns and historical sewing, but her love of theater keeps bringing her back to costume design year after year.

Robin Yvonne DeGolier

Scenic Artist

Robin is a Multimedia artist with a passion for color and texture. Though she is self-taught as a painter, she has art degrees in fashion and graphic design. Over the last 15 years she has painted sets for Afton Community Theater, including “RENT”, “9 to 5”, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”, “Barefoot in the park”,” Shrek”, “Beauty and the Beast” and several Christmas plays. She has also created set pieces for Tri- Town Theater’s productions of “Kiss me Kate”, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, “Alice in Wonderland” and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. She believes that everyone has the ability to create art it’s just a matter of finding one’s passion. She would like to say to all the artists on stage: “Break a leg” but have fun doing it.

Nathaniel Iversen

Lighting Designer

Steve Samsonic

Sound Designer

Tracy Marcellus

Stage Manager

Scott Hasselbarth

Assistant Stage Manager

George Wells & Cameron Kinnear

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