Directed by Michael Blatt
Music Directed by Laura Ravotti
A modern, female-centric take on a classic Gilbert & Sullivan comedy.
Featuring: Jeanette Becker, Larry Bogert, Bob Bromberg, Carol Ciancia, Eva Giorgi, John Holmboe, Iris Karlin, Jennifer Low, Kathleen Meagher, Peter O’Malley, Maryanne Rauschenbach, Sarah Rauschenbach, Jamie Roitman, Stephanie Rosenblum, John Ryle, Lou Ann Salkin, Angela Scorese, Veronica Shea, Philip Sternenberg, Nicole Elizabeth Zimmerman, Judith Weis
Sunday, April 15 at 2:00pm: Mahwah Library
Sunday, April 22 at 2:00pm: Springfield Library
Sunday, April 29 at 2:00pm: Finkelstein Library
Thursday, May 17 at 8:00pm: Five Star Residences of Teaneck*
* This performance is closed to the general public.
Friday, May 11 at 7:30pm: Ridgewood United Methodist Church
Saturday, May 12 at 7:30pm: Ridgewood United Methodist Church
Sunday, May 13 at 3:00pm: Ridgewood United Methodist Church
Saturday, May 19 at 2:00pm: Heritage Village, Connecticut
Friday, June 1 at 7:30pm: Fair Lawn Community Center
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About Our Creative Team
Michael Blatt (director) is a New York City based director and actor. As a Director, Michael has worked in Bergen, Norway where he directed a new Norwegian translation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Other directing credits include Curtains by Kander and Ebb at The Village Light Opera Group, NYC, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang and An Infinite Ache by David Schulner for the 2016 Actors Studio Repertory Season. Prom Queen the Musical (US Premiere) Guys and Dolls and Brigadoon at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center. He also directed Urinetown and Seussical at The Theatre Arts Center. He directed a world premiere of Where a Certain Future by James Howard Carr at Northern Michigan University. Michael is a recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Director Award for his work in Wimberley at The Mid-town International Theatre Festival and a member of The Playwriting and Directing Workshop at The Actors Studio. Michael has an MFA in Directing from The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University and a BFA from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. He is an associate member of SDC.
Laura Ravotti (music director) has been performing professionally since 1986, starting in Nashville, TN, where she was rehearsal accompanist for the Nashville Ballet, staff accompanist at Vanderbilt University (Blair School of Music), and a substitute french horn player with the Nashville Symphony. She then went on to perform in Branson, MO where she backed up such entertainers as Bob Hope, Wayne Newton, Andy Williams, Shari Lewis & Lambchop. In 2000, Laura moved to New York City where she played on Broadway, Off-Broadway, at Carnegie Hall and Town Hall, and performed with the NJ Pops and Greenwich Symphony. She has been the Music Director at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Croton-on-Hudson, NY since 2005. Ms. Ravotti has a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University, PA, and an MM from Bowling Green State University, OH.