Witchery Trailer of live peformance
WITCHERY, original musical, had a sensational first run in Salem Mass in Oct 2018. Witchery is about a little witch that fall off her mother broom stick on Halloween night, landing in the land of Salem Mass, witches, warlocks, ghost and turkeys all set out to find her. Witchery was loved by all that saw it, many caming back a second and third time to see it and hear the fun original music.
We thank you Salem Mass YMCA Ames theater, for making Witchery a great success. �
DIRECTOR Bethany Vahn has performed as well as Directed Community Theatre throughout New England and the World. She has an extensive career as a performer and a Director on numerous Cruise ships. A Private Voice Teacher at The Music Connection in Danvers and The Creative Arts Center at the Salem YMCA. Bethany celebrates the musical in all of us .
MUSICAL DIRECTORS Lynne Jackson & Mike Palter have a long-established reputation in theatrical/musical projects. The musical directors of Dreamstar Productions based in Lincoln, Mass. For ten years, they have been the musical directors of the Beverly, Mass. Neverland Theatre . Directors of the Manchester School of voice in Manchester by the sea . They brought their Jazz to the Rainbow projects throughout New England. Recipients of the first Cabaret Humanitarian Award.
WRITER, COMPOSER, LYRICIST
FRANCINE PELLEGRINO, of the musical play Witchery. Ms Pellegrino is the writer, lyricist and composer of the musical play "Molasses in January" seen off Broadway in New York received great audiance reviews. She has also written and directed "Sweet Destiny", a feature film starring Abe Vigoda, Carmen, Frankie Avalon and Livingston Taylor. "Sweet Destiny", is Academy Award qualified, screened at Cannes, receiving numerous awards in film Festivals throughout the world ".
Donegan Moore (Patricery) Graduated with both her bachelors of arts in theatre performance, and in music at Oklahoma City University. She is new to Massachusetts and this will be her first time performing in the area. Some of her favorite performances have been her New York debut with Chelsea Opera and in Italy at the Accademia Vocale Lorenzo Malfatti. Donegan would like to thank her husband for all his love, encouragement and support.
Anthony Giordano, (Turkey King, Luke, Andrew the Ghost), Is an aspiring actor and musician. At Northeastern University he was part of the musical theater group for his entire stay until he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering this past December. You can find his work online (@antjgio) including his recently released first album “Due East”
Gino Isidro (Father Warlock/ Arthur) , Featured Dancer in The Addam’s Family Stage 284, Legally Blondel (Emmett Forrest), Titanic, In Concert (Bellboy), The Sound of Music (Captain von Trapp), The Wizard of Oz (Tin Man), Disney’s Cinderella (Prince Charming), Seussical (Wickersham Brother), Almost, Maine (Pete/ Dave - “METG Acting Award” recipient), Rumors (Glenn Cooper). Special thanks to his family, friends, mother, siblings, grandparents, Tyler, and his dog, Clara, for all their love and continued support.
Judi Marraffa (Mother Witch) BA in Theatre from Salem State University and an MFA in Acting from Michigan State University. Professional credits include West Side Story in Portsmouth NH, South Pacific and How to Succeed, in Whitehall, MI, Nunsense and Zorba in Chicago, Il. Judi is delighted to be back on stage in her hometown.
Joe Gill, (Turkey lawyer/ Enzo the Ghost ) an aspiring actor and singer who is fairly new to the acting scene. Was a cast member in legally blonde the musical with Neverland theater. Would like to thank his wife Lauren and their children Brielle and Brady for all of their support.
Jessica Beal (Teacher Witch) holds a Bachelor Degree in Dance and Theatre from Dean College. She works as a choreographer, dance instructor, and professional dancer with Unyted Stylz Productions. She recently appeared as Sally Bowles in Cabaret with the Pentucket Players. Other credits include Elizabeth Benning in Young Frankenstein, Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde, and Call Of Kairos with Spectral Unicorn Productions. Jessica would like to thank her family and friends for their continuous love and support. Victoria Rivera (Genevieve), A Sophomore at Beverly High School. She has been singing and acting since she was eleven years old. Starred roles, Annie in Annie, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, and Ariel in The Little Mermaid, with Neverland Theatre Company. She attended Arts program at Tanglewood, SYMS ande University of New Hampshire. Victoria would like to thank her parents, siblings, and friends for always being the most supportive and kind.
Claudia ‘Cloud’ Cruz (Genevieve’s Mother/Benjamin the Ghost) "Perusing her BFA in performance at Salem State University". She is honored to be a part of this exciting new production! Her credits include Margery (A Free Man of Color), Hecate/Porter (Macbeth), Francine/ Lena (Clybourne Park), Mama Bear/ Mama Ogre (Shrek the Musical), Joanne Jefferson (Rent). Awards: VASTA Regional Citation for Vocal Excellence (2018), Louis Armstrong Award.
Morgan Faith (Cat, Turkey on Leash) is a film actress and model. She can be seen in numerous films such as "Kode", "Selah and the Spades" and "Reflections. She excited to perform live in Witchery.
Nathaniel Igoe (Warlock Lord, Jack-o-lantern) is very excited to be in Witchery, his first theater performance. Nineteen year old Nathaniel is a freshmen at Salem State
Sean Batchelder (Billy) lives in Salem NH , enjoy acting, singing and dancing. Performed for the Neverland Theater company for twelve years, in various productions. He has choreographed dances numbers as well as stage crew. Sean, for the past 12 years has worked with adults with disabilities. He thanks everyone for coming to the Witchery
Merisa Kouvo – Lighting Designer Carl Schultz- Stage Manager
DRUMMER Al Boudreau, professional drummer for 61 years, grew up in Boston, toured the US, Canada, London and France. Resides in Gloucester with his wife Barbara, their band, "The Barbara and Al Boudreau Jazz Quartet."
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