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Main Stage Production
1920s Manhattan decadence provides the backdrop for this tough musical fable.

Queenie, a vaudeville chorine, hosts the blow-out of the title with her vicious lover,
a vaudevillian clown. The guests are a vivid collection of the unruly and the undone:
Queenie's conniving rival; a cocaine-sniffing bisexual playboy; a washed-up boxer;
a black brother act; a diva of indeterminate age and infinite life experience; the
fresh-off-the-farm ingénue whose naïveté quickly evaporates; a lesbian actress and
her comatose girlfriend; and the bargain basement Valentino who catches Queenie's
roving eye.

The jazz and gin soaked party rages to a mounting sense of threat as artifice and
illusion are stripped away. When midnight debauchery leads to tragedy at dawn, the
high-flying characters land with a sobering thud, reminding us that no party lasts
MATURE SUBJECT MATTER - may be inappropriate for younger audiences.

February 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18 2012 at 8pm
February 12 & 19, 2012 at 3pm

Monroe TheatreSpace
Monroe Center for the Arts
720 Monroe St., Hoboken, NJ

$25/adults, $20/students & seniors
credit card:
cash or check at the door
Who Is Who:
Book by: George C. Wolfe & Michael John LaChiusa
Music and Lyrics by: Michael John LaChiusa
Based on the poem by: Joseph Moncure March
Directed by: Jenny Fersch
Musical Direction by: Daniel Lepek
Choreography by: Coleen Rand
JENNIFFER FERSCH (Director) is a passionate theater artist dedicated to making
your night more entertaining. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jenniffer has immersed
herself in all aspects of theater in preparation for this night. LaChiusia's Wild Party is
one of Jenniffer's most loved musicals and directing a cast with so much talent and
intellectual power has brought a dream of hers into reality. An actor in training,
Jenny is an emerging director on the Hudson county and New York scene. Last
summer she directed Galileo The Musical at the Planet Connections Festivity and
following that Glory Days at The Theater Company. In between Jenny still performs,
produces, stage manages, connects with playwrights on developing new works, and
is constantly advocating the communicative and artful power of education through
theatre. Jenniffer would like to thank you for attending tonight to take part in the
telling of this tale. Jenniffer would also like to recognize David Zimmerman and The
Theater Company staff and her production team for the endless opportunities to
express her passions and for rarely saying no, even to a 400 pound tub. Please,
enjoy the show.
This is SHANNON ANNE PIEGARO's (Ms. Madeline True) first show with The
Theater Company of Hoboken. Locally, she has appeared in The Park Players
Godspell as Gilmer. Previously, she has performed with The Homemade Theater in
Saratoga Springs as The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods and the Local Actors Guild
of Saratoga as Sister Leo in Nunsense and Reggie Flutey in The Laramie Project. She
would like to thank the director and creative team for all their hard work and
enthusiasm on this production as well as the cast and their amazing contributions to
this show. Lastly she would like to thank her friends and family for their love and
continued support.
JASON PUMARADA (Black) is thrilled to FINALLY be working with The Theater
Company, having previously been attached to “The Sweeney Todd Project That
Almost Was”. He was last seen in All in the Timing at Edison Valley Playhouse. His
nomadic, actor life began in 2010, performing nightly for the likes of Edward Albee,
the late Lanford Wilson, and Bobby McFerrin in an off-off B’Way production of Balm
in Gilead (NYIT Award winner, Outstanding Play) at T. Schreiber Studio, where he is
a proud alumnus. Past credits include: Galileo (also directed by Jenny Fersch) The
Family Jewels (Parlour Productions), Jesus Christ Superstar, and Hair. Love and
thanks to family, friends, this crazy cast and crew, and Jenny for hugs when he
thinks too much during rehearsals. And to Rea for, well…everything.
BRANAN WHITEHEAD (Burrs) is thrilled to be a part of this production for three
reasons. First, he gets to play a role that was originated by Mandy Patinkin, an
artist he very much admires. Second, he gets to work under his dear friend Jenny
Fersch for the first time. Finally, he gets to share the stage once again with Kelly
Anne Wadler, one of the most talented performers with whom he has had the
pleasure to work. Sharp-eyed TTC regulars will recognize Branan as the Major
General in 2010's Pirates of Penzance and as Riff Raff in both 2011 productions of
The Rocky Horror Show. Love to Emily.
KELLY ANNE WADLER (Queenie) is WILDLY stoked to be apart of The Theater
Company’s version of The Wild Party. J She graduated from Hofstra University with a
BFA in Theater Performance and has been intensively and competitively trained in
many forms of dance since age nine. When she is not performing she works as a
teaching artist for theater studios in the city, teaches ZUMBA and can be found
dancing for an entertainment company at Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Past credits include:
Magenta, The Rocky Horror Show. Bettina Barnes, Pyscho Beach Party. Marina Galino,
Sister Albert Maria, Swing, in Tony ‘N’ Tina’s Wedding, Sarah Kirshstein in Black
Metropolis, and Marguerite Gautier in Camille. All her love and thanks to her
wonderful family and friends, Adam:) and Twinny. And a HUGE BEAR HUG thank you
to Jenny, Danny, Colleen, Sean, Bob, and Dave and the incredible cast and crew!
ROY RICHARDSON (Eddie) a graduate of New York University’s Steinhardt
School in Vocal Performance, Roy hails from the isles of Bermuda and is proud to
be a part of this amazing cast. He obtained his bachelor of music from Acadia
University in Nova Scotia Canada. Roy has previously been seen in Return to the
Onion Cellar (Charlie) at the 2010 NYC Fringe Festival and also in Steinhardt’s
production of Kiss Of The Spider Woman (Valentine), Candide (Lion/Baron) and
King David (Goliath). Roy also originated two roles in the York Theatre’s 4@15
productions of High School Sucks (Ray) and Lotta’s Fountain (Enrico Caruso).
Regionally Roy has performed at Triarts, Funny Thing…Forum (Marcus Lycus) and
Arts Center of Costal Carolina’s production of Man of La Mancha (Tenorio). Roy
would like to thank his family and friends for allowing him to live his dream and
all the love and support.
MICHELLE SAMAREL (Mae) is thrilled to be apart of the cast of "The Wild Party".
She's performed in cabarets, industry showcases, indie films, voiceover
commercials, and wrote a song for Indie Film "The Overlookers" (Cannes Film
festival winner in 2005). She's most proud of the two plays she has written,
produced and directed. She is looking forward to finishing her thrid play "Hey
Bartender" and her one woman show "In a Nut Shelle".
TIM WHITE (Jackie) is delighted to be debuting at The Theatre Company. He is
especially thankful to the entire cast and production team for trusting him with this
role, and for bringing this amazing show to life. He is a resident of Jersey City, a
history professor by day, and an actor by night. Favorite roles in university and
community productions include Pippin (Pippin), Roma (Glengarry Glen Ross), Fredric
(Pirates of Penzance), Jamie (The Last 5 Years) and Whizzer (Falsettos). He is an
active member of the INKubator at ArtHouse Productions in Jersey City. All his love
to his family and friends for supporting his theatre habit, and to Keith, for
BRANDON LAVON HIGHTOWER (Phil D'Armano) NYC/Off-Broadway: Shlemiel The
First (Jack H. Skirball Center) Dream Babies (Niko), Denial: Time To Face The
Musical (Man #1), Christmas Rappings (Narrator), Chopsticks & Dirty Laundry
(Jericho), You Are Here (Jay). Regional: Dreamgirls (ReVision Theater), RENT (The
Theater Company), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (The Secret
Theater), New York, New York: 9/11Benefit Concert (The Palace Theater). TV:
Celebrity Ghost Stories (Ahmad Rashad/The Biography Channel), Boardwalk Empire
(Featured/HBO). Studio/Live Concert: Kenny Rogers (Background Vocals), Chris
Wade's '29 Lives' (Soloist).
TATUM KENNEY (Nadine) An avid runner and rabid vegetarian, Tatum Kenney is
pleased to be a part of The Wild Party. Former favorite roles include Maria in West
Side Story and Virginia in Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? Much
thanks to Jenny, and as ever, love to Jane and Mom.
KELLY ROSADO (Dolores) is thrilled to be back at The Theatre Company. Recent
credits include; All Shook Up (Miss Sandra), CATS (Cassandra), Swan Lake (Swan
soloist),Sleeping Beauty (Corps de Ballet), A Chorus line (ensemble), The
Producers (Usherette/Ensemble), and Spamalot (Ensemble). A Cinnaminson, NJ
native she has been trained in dance for over 24 years. From Ballet NJ to The
University of the Arts in Philadelphia and The Rock School, Kelly has been taught by
some of the finest in the northeast. She would like to extend a big thanks to her
family and friends for their never ending love and support.
MJ RIGGINS (Oscar D'Armano) is originally from Charlotte NC and graduated
from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he performed in
several shows including "Our Lady of 121st Street" "Seussical the Musical" and
"Sweeney Todd" to name a few. He has performed regionally in "Bloody
Blackbeard" at triad stage and toured with Brighstar Children's Theater. Last
season he was "Frederick" in TTC's The Pirates of Penzance and before that, in
TTC's co-procution with Attic Ensemble in Working.
SAMANTHA SANNAZZARO (Sally) is so excited to make her debut at The Theater
Company after a five year hiatus from the stage! She is currently a second year
law student at New York Law School, focusing on Intellectual Property and
Corporate Law. Samantha also graduated from Hofstra University with a BA in
Public Relations and a minor in Music. Past credits include the Baker’s Wife in Into
the Woods, Melindy in Finian’s Rainbow and Dorcas in Seven Brides for Seven
Brothers. Thank you cast, crew and especially Jenny for taking a chance on a rusty
performer! And much love and thanks to Mom and Dad for everything!
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LIZA POOR (Kate) is all aflutter to be back on stage with The Theater Company. A
graduate of Penn State, Liza has been acting and singing her way across New York
and New Jersey for several years. She was last seen with TTC rounding out the freak
show of Rocky Horror as a sexy panda. When not performing, she can be found in her
apartment baking cupcakes and bopping around Hoboken as a supernanny!
JOHN PATRICK SABATOS (Gold)is a graduate of Catholic University’s Benjamin T.
Rome School of Music. After receiving his Bachelors in 2005 he worked for several
theaters in the DC area including Imagination Stage and Washington Savoyards,
before moving home to New York to help his family after the death of his father. He
took this hiatus as an opportunity to get his license in massage therapy and
improve his health. Four years of hard work have produced a successful business
with two offices and the loss of 105lbs. He is thrilled to finally be making his return
to the stage in The Theater Company’s production of John LaChiusa’s The Wild
Party. Favorite past roles include Charlie in Annie Get Your Gun and Pish Tush in
The Mikado. John would like to thank his family for their constant love and support
and his two most influential teachers, Mr. Tom Pederson and Ms. Victoria Clark.
FRED MURSCH (Goldberg) is excited to return to The Theater Company after
having last appeared here in Rent (Gordon/Mark U/S). Recent credits include All
Shook Up (Dean Hyde), The Producers (Bryan), Sesame Street Live! national
tour (Swing), The King & I (Uncle Thomas), and The Mistakes Tree (Sun Tan).
Fred would like to thank everyone in the audience for coming out to support live
theater! B.A., NYU Gallatin.
COLEEN RAND (Choreographer) was a dancer/performer a 100 years ago. She
went into a performing arts program in fifth grade and caught the theater bug and
has never shaken it. Favorites shows/roles as featured dancer include Jesus Christ
Superstar, Rizzo in Grease, Ronette in Little Shop of Horrors, and Velma in West
Side Story. Coleen began choreographing at age 15; a production of "Cole" -- she
thinks there were over 50 numbers to stage. Seriously. Did she mention she was
15? Can you say "in over her head"? But she fell in love, realized she had an eye
for it and choreographed a bunch of shows in the early '90s including Little Shop of
Horrors with David Zimmerman as the Director. Coleen's two hardest and best
productions that she is most proud of are her daughters Emily and Sara. Thanks to
Facebook, Coleen reconnected with David, started hanging around TTC, and ended
up Assistant Directing with Jenny on Glory Days and choreographing for the Music
of Grease - both this past summer. She did Godspell at Pax Amicus and is now back
at TTC for this production.Collaborating with Jenny has become Coleen's favorite
artistic exercise ever. The cast is full of ridiculously talented actors, and all she
wants is to do them justice with the choreography because they're THAT amazing
and she is in awe of their talent and spirit. And then there's Danny, the Music
Director, who she just plain loves. Sean is wonderful, and the whole production staff
rocks. Special thanks to Margaret Leone" for believing in me."
DANIEL LEPEK (Musical Director) is making his début as musical director for The
Theater Company with The Wild Party. Daniel works as a musical director,
conductor, and pianist for many theatrical productions across the tri-state area,
including French Woods Festival, Staten Island Children's Theatre Association, and
the Staten Island Philharmonic. Recently, he composed the music to the musical
Bullfright, which had its première at The York Theatre Company last spring. Daniel
holds a B.E. from The Cooper Union and a Ph.D. in NJIT, and in addition to his
formal education, spent 7 years studying at The Manhattan School of Music. During
the day, Daniel is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at The Cooper
Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.