Broadway Comes to Babylon:
Miracle on 34th Street

Celebrate the 2019–2020 Season of the NEW Argyle Theatre

Babylon Village, Long Island, NY

Miracle on 34th Street

Performance Dates: November 14, 2019 – December 29, 2019

About Miracle on 34th Street
at the Argyle Theatre

A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theatre classic, The Music Man!, and based on the movie of the same name, Miracle on 34th Street features a book and score by none other than Meredith Willson.

Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy’s Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.

Filled with humor, spectacle and such beloved songs as “Pinecones and Hollyberries,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and “My State, My Kansas,” this joyous, heartwarming musical is pure family entertainment, wholesome without being cloying. Perfect for the family this holiday season!

Estimated Running Time – 2 Hours and 10 Minutes
Recommended Ages – All Ages

Meet the Cast of Miracle on 34th Street

The Argyle Theatre in Suffolk County is proud to produce theatre and live entertainment in Babylon year-round, captivating audiences by employing professional actors for our theatrical productions who are members of the Actors’ Equity Association, a union specifically for
actors who perform in live theatrical performances.

Demi Ahlert

(Mrs. Finfer / Bailiff / Ensemble)

Demi Ahlert is thrilled to be performing at The Argyle! National Tours: Pippin (Fastrada), Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever! (Candace). Favorite Regional: West Side Story (Anita), Beauty & the Beast (Babette), The Pajama Game (Gladys), and Nice Work If You Can Get It (Jeannie). She’d like to thank the creative team for this opportunity and her mother for all her support! Merry Christmas!

Zach Stuart Atkinson

(Harry Finfer)

Zach Atkinson is eleven years old and in Seventh Grade. He appeared on The Bethenny Frankel Talk Show at the age of Five. At the age of Seven he appeared in a few student films, My Totally Awesome Funeral and Changelings. He was in an off Broadway Play Maybe Tomorrow. Zach just finished filming an inde Comedy Movie Crabs In A Bucket. He has done a webseries VO for The Peanuts as Pig Pen.

Tiffan Borelli*

(Doris Walker)

Tiffan Borelli is delighted to make her miraculous debut at the Argyle this holiday season. She has appeared in NYC in Two By Two(The York), Urban Momfare(Fringe/Best Musical) & Kiss Me Kate(St. George Theatre). Nat’l/Inter-Nat’l Tours: Million Dollar Quartet(Dyanne),Flipside:The Patti Page Story(Patti Page), The Sound of Music(Elsa Schraeder). Regional: The Music Man(Marian Paroo) Theatre By The Sea, Camelot(Guinevere) Mt Gretna, & South Pacific(Nellie Forbush) STONC. Television: SweetbitterLaw & Order:SVU & The Loudest Voice in the Room. Oklahoma City University Alum. Gratitude to Evan & Cassara. For Urk & Wiggles.

Kaitie Buckert

(Clara / Ensemble / Dance Captain)

Kaitie Buckert is thrilled to be making her Argyle Theatre debut! Recent credits include Holiday Inn at FLMTF/Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Hair (u/s Sheila), The Producers ( u/s Ulla), Me and My Girl, Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story, and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at the Forestburgh Playhouse. BFA Nazareth College ‘19. Many thanks to Valerie and the entire creative team, and to her family and friends for their unending support!

Christopher Carl*

(RH Macy)

Christopher is happy to spend the holidays at the Argyle!  Broadway: Mamma Mia, Tarzan, South Pacific. Off Broadway: Johnny Guitar. National Tours:  The Sound of Music, South Pacific, The Phantom of the Opera, Camelot, 42ND Street, The Music Man, My Fair Lady. Favorite roles include Billy Flynn in Chicago, Haj the beggar in Kismet, Julian Marsh in 42ND Street, Javert in Les Miserables, Emile in South Pacific, Rutledge in 1776, and Fred Graham in Kiss Me Kate. Happy Holidays! 

J Ryan Carroll

(Marvin Shellhammer / Ensemble)

J Ryan Carroll is thrilled to be back at The Argyle Theatre where he was last seen as Elle’s Dad and Winthrop in LEGALLY BLONDE. Tours: THE PRODUCERS Carmen Ghia, (Roger u/s, performed), LEGALLY BLONDE Elle’s Dad, Winthrop (Callahan u/s, performed). FOSSE (national and international tours), WIZARD OF OZ (Madison Square Garden). Other credits: regional theater, film, tv & web. Huge thanks to Evan Pappas (love, Carol), Valerie, Jeff C., Jeff L., Michael and the entire Argyle Family! Full bio – www.jryancarroll.com @jryboosh

Cordelia Comando

(Susan Walker)

Cordelia is extremely excited and thankful to be making her Argyle debut in the role of Susan.  She has a passion for theater, performing, and making people smile.  Some of her favorite roles include Annie and Susan Waverly.  She also enjoys singing in cabarets, and playing the ukulele, cello and piano.  Look for her this December on Netflix!  She would like to thank the Argyle Theater and casting team for this amazing opportunity.  She would also like to thank her incredible agents at Seven Stars Talent, Lynda and Becky for their hard work and always believing in her.  And much love to her family and teachers for their never ending love and support.  @cordeliarose1222

Nancy Evans

(Ms.Sawyer / Grandmother / Ensemble)

Is thrilled to return to the Argyle after performing “General Cartwright” in Guys and Dolls here in 2018. TV: Law & Order SVU, Cash Cab; North America/Asia Tours: Sister Act, “Sister Mary Lazarus”, Directed by Jerry Zaks; National Tour: Fiddler on the Roof, “Golde”; Off Broadway: Pillars of NY, Affluenza; One Woman Show: Pyschobabble; Regional: many including Savannah Sipping Society, Other Desert Cities, Steel Magnolias. #thenancyshow @nancyevansactor www.nancyevansactor.com

Jamie Forbes

(D.A. Mara / Drunk Santa / Ensemble)

Jamie Forbes is delighted to be back at Argyle Theater where he was last seen as Kyle, the UPS Guy in LEGALLY BLONDE.  Since leaving his former career as a college professor, Jamie moved to NYC to attend The American Musical & Dramatic Academy. Upon finishing Jamie has performed as Jamie Lockhart (The Robber Bridegroom), while also co-starring in NBC’s The Blacklist and Netflix’s Set It Up. Much love and gratitude to friends, Evan Pappas, D. Cady, and the incredible Argyle Family.
@kingjamieversion

Alexis Rae Forlenza

(Hendrika)

Alexis is so excited to join this amazing cast!  Recent local theater roles have included Young Kangaroo in “Seussical”,  Sandy in “Annie”, and Oompa Loompa in “Willy Wonka”.  She can be seen in her co-starring role in the upcoming feature film “Staten Island”, directed by Judd Apatow.  When she’s not acting, Alexis loves soccer, playing with her brother, and all things space and Disney. She would like to thank From Stage to Screen and her parents for their support and is represented by CESD and Kogen Management. 

Landon Forlenza

(Harry Finfer)

Landon is thrilled about his first appearance at the Argyle Theater!  Recent local theater roles have included Charlie Bucket in “Willy Wonka”, Bert Healey in “Annie’, and Theo in “Pippin”.  He can be seen in the current IHOP holiday commercial as “Tiny Tim”.  When he’s not acting, Landon loves soccer, baseball, playing with his sister and his puppy Ellie.  He would like to thank From Stage to Screen and his parents for their support and is represented by CESD and Kogen Management. 

Christina May Gobes

(Hendrika)

Christina is thrilled to be making her debut at The Argyle Theatre!  She is a third grader from Nesconset and has appeared in The Nutcracker as well as numerous musical revues and the short film, “Ready”.  She enjoys karate, ballet, tap and soccer.  Many thanks to Michael, Evan, Kate, and the entire Argyle team. All my love always to Mommy, Daddy, Papa, Raymond and all my friends and teachers!

Kaisha S. Huguley

(Miss Crookshank / Ensemble)

Kaisha S. Huguley is excited to return to the Argyle Theatre with this fabulous cast! Most recently, Kaisha played the role of Estelle/Ensemble in the Full Monty at Argyle Theatre. Just before The Full Monty, she made her Off-Broadway Debut in Revelation: The Musical at The Players Theatre. When Kaisha is not performing, she’s creating content for her online fanbase via her, YouTube Channel, Podcast, and Blog. She enjoys creating authentic and inspirational content documenting her journey to making her Broadway dreams a reality. Follow her journey on Instagram @KaishaCreates.

Jacob Karp

(Tommy Mara Jr.)

Jacob Karp is excited to return to The Argyle Theatre after playing Nathan in The Full Monty. Favorite credits include Les Miserables (Gavroche), Newsies (Les), Sleeping Beauty (Prince Philip), and Aladdin (Aladdin) at The John W. Engeman Theater. He has also performed in The Wizard of Oz (The Emerald City Guard) Seussical (Horton), and The Music Man (Winthrop). Jacob is in 7th grade and in addition to acting, singing and dancing, he enjoys playing viola and ukulele. Many thanks to Evan, Valerie, Michael, and the entire Argyle Theatre family. Love to Mom, Dad and Katie. IG: @jacobkarpofficial

Kate Keating

(Nurse Simms / Ensemble / Child Wrangler)

Kate Keating is thrilled to be making her Argyle Main Stage debut in this fantastic holiday show! Kate is the Artistic Director of Children’s and Educational Theatre at the Argyle Theatre. Her Argyle credits include directing James and the Giant Peach, Pinkalicious, Harry Connick, Jr.’s The Happy Elf this year and last year, and co-directing, music directing, and playing Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz for the past two years. Other favorite credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Suzy), Hairspray (Penny), and Les Misérables (Cosette). Thank you to Evan, Mark, and Dylan for this wonderful opportunity! Special thanks also to my new husband Sam and to my parents for their continual love and support! Kate leads our Argyle Academy of the Arts program, which consists of acting, singing, and dancing classes for children and teens grades K-12. Check out these classes on: argyletheatre.com/kids

Ira Kramer*

(Fred Gailey)

Ira Kramer is excited to make his Argyle Theatre debut. Some favorite regional credits: Bright Star, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sister Act, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Weathervane), Elf the Musical, The Full Monty, The Spitfire Grill and Beauty and the Beast (Penobscot Theatre). Ira is thankful for the unwavering support from his wife and family. @irockramer irakramer.com

Tyler Pisani

(Tammany O’Halloran / Vendor /
Mayor / Ensemble)

Tyler Pisani is a graduate of The Hartt School of Music, Dance, and Theatre. He is thrilled to be making his New York debut here at The Argyle Theatre. Professional: Next to Normal (Theatreworks), Comedy of Errors (Hartford Stage), Spelling Bee (Jean’s Playhouse), Beauty and the Beast (Jean’s Playhouse), The Fantasticks (The Monomoy Theatre). Educational: Evita, A Little Night Music, Titanic. He sends love to his family for their love and support. Special thanks to Lisa Price and all the folks The Price Group, for everything they do!

Matther Rafanelli

(Mailman / Ensemble)

Matthew Rafanelli is thrilled to be back for the holiday season after his Argyle debut in The Producers. Previous credits: Tuck Everlasting(Jesse),The Bridges of Madison County(Micheal), 1776(Courier), Phantom(Young Eric), among others. Thank you to his family, friends, Valerie Wright, and of course Broadway’s Evan Pappas!

Raquel Livia Sciacca

(Susan Walker)

Raquel Sciacca is thrilled to be making her Argyle Theater debut in this incredibly fun role! Some previous regional credits include Tessie in Annie, Catherine in Ciao Bambino (an original new musical) Molly in Annie Jr., Flounder in Little Mermaid Jr., Young Nala in Lion King Jr., Chip in Beauty and The Beast Jr. When not singing or acting,  Raquel loves tap dancing and taps with the NYC Jr. Tap Crew. Thanks to Evan Pappas & Michael Cassara for making this a miraculous holiday season. Thanks Jeff, Ingrid, Kate & Taylor for all you do. Thanks Marcelle & Sara at Abrams & Karen Lampiasi for believing in me. Thanks Melissa & Craig for helping me find my voice. Love to my family and best lil brother Dawson and friends for all your support. @rockysciacca

Drew Tanabe

(Reporter / Ensemble)

Drew Tanabe is thrilled to be making his Argyle debut. A South Florida native and recent Northwestern graduate, his most recent credits include “Bobby” in A Chorus Line at (Porchlight Music Theatre), “Prince Eric u/s” in The Little Mermaid, An American in Paris, Chicago, and Freaky Friday (Music Theatre Wichita). A huge thank you to his family, friends, Melissa Foster, and the Daniel Hoff Agency for their support.

Tony Triano*

(Kris Kringle)

This is Tony’s first appearance on the Argyle stage. After a long working hiatus in Florida, he returned to New York and has been seen in The Man Who Came to Dinner, Whoopee, The Fantasticks, Twelfth Night, Dinner with the Boys, and Louisiana Purchase. Nationally, Tony has appeared as Horace Vandergelder opposite Sally Struthers in Hello, Dolly!, Fiddler on the Roof, Annie, La Cage aux Folles, and many more. He would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year! www.tonytrianoactor.com

Gavin Weingarten

(Tommy Mara Jr.)

Gavin is a fourth grade student at Pasadena elementary school. He studies musical theater, scene study and tap at From Stage to Screen in Huntington, New York, where he recently played Horton the Elephant in “Seussical the Musical.” Other roles have included Gavroche in “Les Miserables in concert”, Theo in “Pippin”, and Mike Teevee in “Willy Wonka Jr.”. He would like to thank Gene and Jenn Forman, Kogen Management, Stewart Talent, and his family, teachers and friends for all of their support!

Kyle Yampiro

(Judge Martin Group / Gimbel /
Mrs. Muffet / Ensemble)

Kyle Yampiro is a native of Franklin Square with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice from James Madison University and is thrilled to be making his Argyle debut, his first LI performance after over a decade away from home. Recent credits include The Old Creamery Theatre Company (IA), Springer Opera House (GA), The Winnipesaukee Playhouse (NH), Arizona Broadway Theatre, The Ohio Light Opera, and NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYC debut). www.kyleyampiro.com, @kyleyampiro

Meet the Creative Team of 
Miracle on 34th Street

Evan Pappas

(Director / Artistic Director)

Evan brings nearly four decades of expertise to the Argyle Theatre as its Artistic Director and has directed Guys and Dolls, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Producers, The Full Monty, Miracle on 34th Street for the Argyle Theatre.   Evan is represented as a director with Off-Broadway’s A Letter to Harvey Milk, Liberty (Theatre 80 and 42West); Wonderful Town and DuBarry Was a Lady (both for Musicals Tonight!); Evita, West Side Story, Kiss Me KateThe Barber of Seville, and The Daughter of the Regiment (Opera North); The Color Purple and Sister Act (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina); Lucky Stiff (Arizona Broadway Theatre); Murder for Two and My Way (Depot Theatre); Funny Girl and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (San Francisco’s Broadway By the Bay).  Both of these last productions garnered Evan a Best Director nomination from the Bay Area Theatre Critics, with Seven Brides winning the award for Best Production.  Additionally, Evan has directed many benefits, readings and cabarets in New York City, including the Drama League’s benefit honoring Kristen Chenoweth, and several evenings of musical comedy at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

Meredith Willson

(Book/Music/Lyrics)  

was born in 1902 in Mason City, Iowa. He learned to play the flute as a child and began playing semi-professionally while still in high school. After high school he left Iowa to study at the Damrosch Institute of Musical Art (later the Julliard School), receiving flute instruction from Georges Barrere, the world-renown flutist. While still attending the Institute, he was hired as principle flutist and piccolo player for the John Philip Sousa Band. He later joined the New York Philharmonic Orchestra where he was 1st flutist. He became musical director for various radio programs throughout the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, including Tallulah Bankhead’s program, “The Big Show,” for which he wrote the hit song “May The Lord Bless and Keep You.” He composed the scores for the movies The Great Dictator and The Little Foxes, as well as symphonic, band, and choral works, including The Jervis Bay: Symphonic Variations on an American Theme and Anthem of the Atomic Age. Willson wrote three Broadway musicals: The Music Man, his first and most successful; The Unsinkable Molly Brown (music and lyrics), and Here’s Love (book, music and lyrics). As an author he has published two autobiographical works (“And There I Stood with My Piccolo” and “Eggs I Have Laid”), one novel (“Who Did What to Fedalia”) and a memoir about the making of The Music Man (“But He Doesn’t Know the Territory”).

Valerie Wright

(Choreographer)

Performing Broadway: Cats; Song and Dance; Steel Pier; Sally Marr and Her Escorts, starring Joan Rivers; Damn Yankees, opposite Jerry Lewis; Annie Get Your Gun with Bernadette Peters; ELFTUCK Everlasting.  Off-Broadway: Showing Off; The World Goes ‘Round; Wanda’s World.  Nat’l Tours: Hello Dolly; Song and Dance; The World Goes ‘Round (Jefferson Award, Helen Hayes nomination); Damn Yankees (Helen Hayes nomination).  Numerous regional theater appearances.  Valerie wrote and produced her children’s album Green Beans On The Floor.  Directing/Choreography: Happy Birthday–Off Broadway, T.A.C.T; Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert–Piper Theater; Fiddler on the Roof; Pajama Game–Brooklyn Players; The Baker’s Wife–Gallery Players; The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas–Montclair State University; HAIR–Forestburgh Playhouse. She is the Owner/ Director of Brooklyn CenterStage Dance Studio in Brooklyn, NY where she lives with her husband actor Mark Lotito and sons Luca and Gio.

Jeff Cox

(Music Director)

is a New York-based music director and conductor who has performed internationally and on Broadway. His NYC credits include The Band’s Visit, and A Letter to Harvey Milk (piano/conductor). Jeff is the music director of The Unreachable Stars, a concert featuring Broadway actors and musicians that has performed throughout China and the United States. He has also played on the national tour of Wicked. He holds a Master’s Degree in conducting from Ithaca College. www.jeffcoxmusic.com

Audrey Vuong

(Set Designer)

Audrey is a French set designer whose work has been featured on national theaters and opera houses in Europe. During her career she has worked in over sixty productions for stage, musical theater, opera, and film. She designed sets at the Opéra Garnier, the Opéra Bastille, the Théâtre du Rond-Point, the Théâtre de Mogador, and at the Comédie Française in Paris. She has recently started working on American productions in New York, where she lives. audreyvuong.com

John Salutz

(Lighting Design)

is a New York based Lighting and Sound Designer. His work has been seen and heard in New York at the York Theatre Co., Ensemble Studio Theatre, Urban Stages, Queens Theatre in the Park, the Tank, Hard Sparks, Atlantic Acting School, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, as well as regionally at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Connecticut Ballet, Argyle Theatre, Southeastern Regional Ballet Association, Centenary Stage Co., Southeast Alabama Dance Co., and Provincetown Theater. Additional information can be found at: www.johnsalutzdesigns.com 

Matsy Stinson

(Costume Design)

is a Brooklyn-based designer who specializes in costumes and fashion. She is very happy to be back at the Argyle after designing Peter and the Starcatcher last season. Her work has been presented by La Mama, The Kennedy Center, Seventeen Magazine, A.R.T., The York Theatre, Exquisite Corpse Company, Yale University and others. Up next, she is designing costumes for a film version of the musical Marry Harry, which will be available to stream in 2020. matsystinson.com

Peter Fogel

(Wig Design)

Most recently designed the costumes and wigs for The Full Monty at the Argyle Theatre. Recent credits include the Off-Broadway production of The Net Will Appear (59E59 Theaters); Pride and Sensibility (InViolet Theater Company); Cyrano de Bergerac (Resonance Ensemble); La Cenerentola (The Bronx Opera Company); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Mile Square Theatre). For The Argyle Theatre: The Producers (hair design); The Full Monty (costume and wig design). International: Cyrano (Shanghai Theatre Academy, China). Associate: Glass Guignol: The Brother and Sister Play (Mabou Mines).  

Carlos Dias, Jr.

(Sound Designer)

Carlos has worked professionally as an audio engineer and sound designer for 20 years. As a live sound engineer, he has toured with artists like Grammy-nominated Average White band and has had the privilege to work with distinguished artists such as Diana Ross, The Chainsmokers, Duncan Sheik, Sierra Boggess, Jon Batiste of the Late Night Show and many others, and has also had mixes featured on MTV and VH1. He has sound designed events or theater productions for Centenary University, Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, Yale University and organizations such as the Red Cross, and the American Cancer Society. Recently, he has toured with number one Smooth Jazz Billboard Artists Vincent Ingala and Jonathan Fritzen as tour manager/front of house engineer and was a full-time audio professor/sound designer at Five Towns College. Carlos is currently sound designing at various Long Island theaters and is working at Princeton University.

Michael Cassara, CSA

(Casting Director)

Recent credits include The Mad Ones (Prospect Theater Company, dir. Stephen Brackett), Spamilton (dir. Gerard Alessandrini – NYC and Chicago companies), Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre, dir. Scott Schwarz), Forbidden Broadway (last two editions/cast albums), Goldstein (current off-Broadway production), PAW Patrol Live! (Nick Jr./current national tours), 9 Circles (off-Broadway premiere/Sheen Center), The 12  (Denver Center/world premiere), Caroline, or Change (Tantrum Theatre), My Fair Lady (Gulfshore Playhouse), Do You Feel Anger? (Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival). Film: The Hyperglot (dir. Michael Urie, Artios nomination for excellence in casting), Grantham & Rose (dir. Kristin Hanggi). Resident Casting Director for the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) since 2007 and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) since 2013. Michael is native Clevelander and a member of the Casting Society of America. BFA, Otterbein University. MichaelCassara.net/ @michaelcassara

Ingrid Pierson*

(Production Stage Manager)

is excited to be back at the Argyle for the holidays, after working on Spring Awakening and Peter and the Starcatcher.  NYC/National Tour: Ensemble Studio Theatre, Partial Comfort Productions, Inside Broadway, Metropolitan Playhouse, Animus Theatre Company, Jewish Plays Project, TheaterworksUSA. Regional: Shakespeare@, Luna Stage, Triad Stage, Mill Mountain Theatre, Theater at Monmouth, Weathervane Repertory Theatre, Seven Angels Theatre, Roxy Regional Theatre, Surflight Theatre, Allenberry Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre. Education: UNC Greensboro. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Taylor Mankowski*

(Assistant Stage Manager)

Taylor is so happy to be back at Argyle. She was last here as the ASM for Spring Awakening.  Other Off-Broadway and Regionals include: 59E59 Theaters; Legacy Theatre; Primary Stages; Women’s Expressive Theater; The Long Wharf Theater and the Westport Country Playhouse. Favorite credits are Spring Awakening, Peter and the Starcatcher, Hostages (now known as Hostage Song), and Like Love. Special thanks to Fred Scragg IV and Ben Scragg I.

Alison Savino

(Prop Master / Production Coordinator)

Select Off-Broadway credits include: SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE (Production Assistant), THE ZOMBIES! A MUSICAL (Assistant Stage Manager) and THE FALLEN (Assistant Stage Manager). Favorite Long Island credits include: LEGALLY BLONDE (Prop Master/PA), MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (Assistant Stage Manager/Prop Coordinator), THE PRODUCERS (Stagehand/Deck Scenic Artist), TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Assistant Stage Manager), MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL (Production Assistant), THE TEMPEST (Assistant Stage Manager) and TRAVESTIES (Prop Assistant). Alison is currently attending Columbia University pursuing her MFA in Stage Management.

Amanda Connors

(Associate Director)

Amanda directed Peter and the Starcatcher in the Argyle’s first season. She was in the MTC Directing Fellowship program, a recipient of the SDCF Directing Observership (with Eric Schaeffer at Signature), the NAMT Directing Observership (with Anne Kauffman), and a participant in Directors Lab North and West. She recently directed the 46th Minute Concert at NAMT and assisted Shelley Butler on Nothing Gold Can Stay at A.R.T NY. www.amandaconnors.com

Jeffery Lodin

(Associate Musical Director)

Thrilled to be back at the Argyle, where he music directed the inaugural production of GUYS AND DOLLS, and also THE PRODUCERS. Jeff specializes in new works, most recently, A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK, which enjoyed an off-broadway run Spring 2018. As a writer, Jeff composed original music for the off-broadway play POPCORN FALLS. Scores with longtime collaborator William Squier include: Disney’s Doug Live!, the first original musical written for Walt Disney World’s MGM Studio, which also had a song featured in Disney’s Doug’s 1st Movie; 100 Years Into The Heart (Spirit of Broadway Theatre-Winner of 7 Spirit Awards, including best new work and best score, NYMF), Top of the Heap (Gallery Players, SBT, Cardiff Global Search for New Musicals, Curtain Call, NYMF), Merrilee Mannerly (Coming off-broadway in 2020), Benedict Arnold (Commissioned-SBT ‘14), and A Merry Mulberry Street Musical (Curtain Call).  With collaborator John Allen, Jeff wrote Young Abe Lincoln (TheatreworksUSA, Miracle or 2 Prod.), and Rebels 1775 (Starlight Theatre, SBT- additional book and lyrics, William Squier and Mana Allen).. Conductor (most notably Chita Rivera) and Pianist (Andy Gibb, Mongo Santamaria). Faculty member AMDA(NYC).  Member of BMI and the Dramatists Guild.

Miracle on 34th Street
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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