PRODUCTION PORTFOLIOS

Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID

Production Team

Director: JEREMY QUINN
Music Director: STEPHEN FERRI
Movement/Musical Staging: LEXIE FENNELL FRARE
Set Design: EVAN HILL & JORDAN JANOTA
Lighting Design: JAMIE RODERICK
Costume Design: MAINE STATE MUSIC THEATRE
Sound Design: JONATHAN HATTON & SCOTT TUNKEL
Properties Master: MADELEINE MALOY
PSM: KAREN LOFTUS

Cast

Ariel: BETH STAFFORD LAIRD
Ursula: JOHN TREACY EGAN
King Triton: JOSEPH C. BELLINO
Sebastian: CARTREZE TUCKER
Scuttle: DJ PETROSINO
Prince Eric: RODNEY INGRAM
Flounder: GRANT ALBRIGHT & ANDREW LENT
Flotsam: ALVARO FRANCISCO
Jetsam: NEIL DINGOW
Grimsby: PHILIP J. CUTRONE
Chef Louis: ANDREW HENDRICK
Aquata: CHELSEY LYNN ALFREDO
Adella: JESSICA DORCEY
Andrina: TRIONA O’CALLAGHAN
Attina: TIFFANY STOKER
Arista: SHAINA VENCEL
Allana: LAUREN M. WAGNER
Male Ensemble: MARIO CASTRO, TYLER HENSON, TONY JOHNSON, KYSHAWN LANE, GERARD LANZEROTTI, J’ROYCE D. WALTON

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Press & Reviews

OnStage Logo Color (1)There is something brilliant going on at the White Plains Performing Arts Center.

With their production of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, they have once again succeeded in providing epic spectacle but also find the heart and center of the story which is so often forgotten. The production lands with a satisfying splash, making imaginative use of the stage and creative set pieces to transport audiences from under the sea to dry land and back again.

The material itself is not without its faults. And despite this production’s best attempts, there are some scattered moments that feel long and bland. But thankfully, these moments are few thanks to Jeremy Quinn’s direction. Mr. Quinn sustains a sense of gentle spontaneity and fun while keeping the show within the accepted bounds of “Disney entertainment”. Disney management being rather zealous in terms of protecting their brand, still leaves a lot of room for artistic interpretation which Mr. Quinn masterfully guides his cast in.

While the Broadway production flopped, suffice it to say that Mr. Quinn and his collaborators have fooled the naysayers and given us a production that more than does justice to the lovely little film from which it sprang. I’d see it again in a heartbeat. 

Kathleen Mosel

December 21, 2014 · 9:08 AM


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Once again, White Plains Performing Arts Center has staged an inspired production.

Fresh off their reimagined “Sweeney Todd”, this production of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID proves good theatre is happening in White Plains. The staging and costumes are larger than life. The whole experience makes for a magical feeling of being immersed in a sea adventure. Children of all ages will marvel at the singing, the staging, the cast presence, and the costumes in this shimmering jewel of a show.

On Broadway the production floundered (pun intended) with roller skating sea creatures. Here the performers embody the characters with such zest and relish.

All in all, the production of “The Little Mermaid” is an artistic triumph. Mr. Quinn has given this production a fresh spin that will enchant all “little Mermaids” who aspire to live out their dreams with their handsomest, most helpful and loving prince.

Kathryn Kitt – December 22, 2014 4:34 PM

WHITE PLAINS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

December 19 – January 4, 2015

SWEENEY TODD

Production Team

Director: JEREMY QUINN
Music Director: STEPHEN FERRI
Movement/Musical Staging: JAMES OBLAK
Assistant Music Director: BRENT McGEE
Set Design: JORDAN JANOTA
Lighting Design: JAMIE RODERICK
Costume Design: MARK KOSS
Sound Design: JONATHAN HATTON
Properties Master: MADELEINE MALOY
PSM: KAREN LOFTUS
ASM: KELLY GENOVESE

Cast

Sweeney Todd: STEVEN C. RICH
Mrs. Lovett: CASSIE HOHN
Toby: DEVON JOHNSON
Beggar Woman: TIFFANY STOKER
Anthony: ANTHONY NUCCIO
Johanna: BETH STAFFORD LAIRD
Judge Turpin: LARRY DAGGETT
Beadle: ALAN M-L WAGER
Pirelli/Fogg: GARRIT GUADAN
Ensemble: BONNIE ANTOSH, TIM SINGLETON, ASHLEY MARKS, ALEX DOMINI, GILLIAN HASSERT, GARRIT GUADAN

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REVIEWS

OnStage Logo Color (1)“If you only see one musical this season, let this be the one.”

Last month, White Plains Performing Arts Center Artistic Director, Jeremy Quinn, promised that his reimagining of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, would be “new and exciting”.

What Mr. Quinn didn’t tell us, was that it’s also bloody brilliant.

With this cast and Mr. Quinn’s creative staging, this production reveals complexities in the text that I doubt have been explored before. Through the way Mr. Quinn weaves the story, we see the piece in new perspectives, allowing the cast to explore these characters beyond the page.

A challenge like this would be impossible for a lesser cast, however Mr. Quinn has assembled an incredible ensemble of performers who seemed more than able to carry out his dark vision.

The WPPAC production is not easy to watch, but you can’t take your eyes away. If you only see one musical this season, let this be the one.

Kathleen Mosel, Contributing Critic – Saturday, October 11, 2014


broadway-world-logoEngaging performances of a beautiful score

Entering the re-imagined staging of White Plains Performing Arts Center’s production of “Sweeney Todd,” one is greeted with ear-piercing screams and a locked gate barring audience entry. During the pre-show, the cast interacts with the audience and each other, warning us to abandon all pre-conceived notions of other Sweeney Todd’s.

Stephen Sondheim’s score certainly didn’t need any reimagining, but using this asylum backdrop is an interesting choice. I was quite impressed with Jeremy Quinn’s vision of having the show set in an asylum.

All in all, the show was very well done, filled with moving performances – both small and large and is well worth seeing. I applaud WPPAC for having the guts to bring something new to this show and I look forward to their other productions.

Kathryn Kitt – October 21, 2014


Examiner_Logo“Sweeney Todd is a chilling thrill of an evening.”

A new vision of a modern classic, reimagined and directed by WPPAC Artistic Director Jeremy Quinn pushes the edge, as Quinn is known to do. Very well executed, it works whether you are familiar with the story or not.

Each of the actors has developed just the right amount of tick and tremble to their movements, a certain cock of the head, a blankness to the stare, a shrill to the scream to put the audience right at the scene of the insanity taking place in an imaginary London.

If you are looking for an eerie Halloween-style adventure, be sure to make this show one of your scheduled stops this month.

Pat Casey – October 16, 2014


Scarsdale Inquirer Logo‘Sweeney Todd’ – a razor-sharp production at WPPAC

The staging works. ‘Sweeney Todd’ is an ambitious musical to undertake. Kudos to White Plains Performing Arts Center for taking on the challenge.

Debra Banerjee – October 16, 2014

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WHITE PLAINS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

October 10 – October 26, 2014

THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY

Production Team

Director: JEREMY QUINN
Set Design: DANA KENN
Lighting Design: CECILIA DURBIN
Costume Design: ANTONIO CONSUEGRA
Sound Design: WILLIAM NEAL
PSM: KAREN LOFTUS

Cast

Henry Bingham: JORGE ACOSTA
Justin Hicks: NICK PIACENTE
Louise: SUSAN SLOTOROFF
Pamela: AMANDA RENEE BAKER
Dickie: CORDELL STAHL
Muriel: MARIANNE MATTHEWS

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WHITE PLAINS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

May 16 – June 1, 2014

LES MISERABLES

Production Team

Director: JEREMY QUINN
Music Director: STEPHEN FERRI
Musical Staging & Fight Choreography: LEXIE FENNELL FRARE
Set Design: DANA KENN
Lighting Design: ANDREW GMOSER
Costume Design: JIMM HALLIDAY
Sound Design: JON HATTON
PSM: JESSIE JARDON

Cast

Jean Valjean: JOHN ANTHONY LOPEZ
Bishop & Valjean u/s: STEVEN C. RICH
Javert: JOSEPH C. BELLINO
Marius: MIKE LONGO
Cosette: BONNIE ANTOSH
Eponine: TRIONA O’CALLAGHAN
Enjolras: KYLE PRESSLEY
Fantine: NIKI SAWYER
M. Thenardier: JOE YORK
Mme. Thenardier: CASSANDRA HOHN
Gavroche: ISAIAH NEGRON, MATTHEW QUIRK, MADDOX SKIGEN
Young Cosette/Young Eponine: ISABELLA MOITOSO, ZAIDA POLANCO, KYA STEIN
Ensemble: BRITTANY BARA, MARIO CASTRO, COLIN EARYES, AYELET FIRSTENBERG, GARRIT GUADAN, ANDREW HENDRICK, JOHN HOLLINGSWORTH, BRENT MCGEE, DAN PIVOVAR, KAYLEEN SEIDL, TIFFANY STOKER, GREGORY SULLIVAN, SHAINA VENCEL, NATHAN WINKELSTEIN

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WHITE PLAINS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

December 13 – December 31, 2013

HAIR

Production Team

Director: JEREMY QUINN
Musical Direction: KEITH LEVENSON
Choreography: TAAVON GAMBLE
Set Design: AARON MONTGOMERY
Lighting Design: KEVIN GLEASON
Costume Design: IRMA BRAINARD
Sound Design: JONATHAN HATTON

Cast

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WHITE PLAINS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

May 3 – 11, 2013

AUGUST: Osage County

Production Team

Director: JEREMY QUINN
Set Design: JAYE BEETEM
Lighting Design: HERRICK GOLDMAN
Costume Design: VERONICA DECKER
Sound Design: JONATHAN HATTON

Cast

Beverly: DICK NAGLE
Johnna: AMANDA YACHECHAK
Violet: ROBIN LILLY
Mattie Fae: EILEEN GLENN
Charlie: PETER McCLUNG
Barbara: ELYSE KNIGHT
Bill: MARK LANHAM
Jean: EMILY KAPLAN
Ivy: SUZY KIMBALL
Karen: LAURA CABLE
Steve: DEREK ROBERT SMITH
Little Charles: DANIEL MIAN
Sheriff Deon: ARTHUR WISE

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WHITE PLAINS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

October 5 – 14, 2012