Thank you so much for your interest in auditioning for our 2021 Summer Intensive! It is so exciting to be getting back into our in person workshops and show.
We are honored and delighted that you are considering coming out to audition!
We are now planning on producing a staged reading of a new musical in development, Out of the Blue.
REHEARSALS: JULY 12-23 , 6-9PM
SHOW PREMIERE DATE: JULY 24TH
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue is a remarkable and inspiring story of a seventeen year old girl named Sienna who is losing her eyesight to disease during her senior year. As an aspiring art student her dream of getting into her top choice art school is now all but a dream with her impending diagnosis. With the help of her two best friends and an unlikely volunteer tutor, Sienna finds the power to break through the darkness and hardships to fulfill her vision of attending college and a future life as an artist.
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Meet The Cast
Annika Nelson (Sienna) is a rising sophomore at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City pursuing a BFA in Musical Theater. Annika has been doing theater since she was five years old and it is her passion. Some past theater credits include A CHORUS LINE (Judy Turner), HEATHERS (Heather Chandler), and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (Andrea/Storyteller). Though music and theater have always been her favorite activities, she also enjoys painting, crafting, and exploring new places. She is extremely excited for this opportunity and cannot wait to further her career in this industry.
Vincent Dadamo (Grayson) has been involved in music and theatre programs and performances since he was seven years old. He was a member of Landmark Theatre’s production of Elton John’s Billy Elliot, Thomaston Opera House, Summer 2016. In 2018, Vincent also received a scholarship and studied at the Center for Creative Youth (CCY)Summer Program at Wesleyan University. Favorite productions at his alma mater, the Waterbury Arts Magnet School include Appointment with Death, Shrek, Once on this Island, Memphis, Grand Hotel (Erik), Steel Pier (Mick Hamilton), A Chorus Line (Al), Alice Vs. Wonderland (White Knight), and the title role in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. He is now entering his Junior year at the University of Hartford, where besides singing in the Hartt Choir, he is in the College of Computer Engineering, Technology and Architecture Program (CETA), as an Architect student.
Maren Westgard is an actress, dancer, and choreographer from Orange, Connecticut. Previous stage credits include Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), bloom: an original musical (Featured Vocalist), Legally Blonde (Margot), Macbeth (First Witch), Bare (Claire), The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet), Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew), The Addams Family (Grandma). Maren is a rising senior at Wesleyan University, where she is triple majoring in Dance, Psychology, and Education. She hopes to pursue professional performance and choreography.
Sami Millerick is a 17 year old rising senior at Saint Paul who loves theater. She has 13 years of dance training and started singing and acting after entering high school. Sami has been in plays such as Charlottes Web(Fern) and Penny Dreadfuls(Calvin), and musicals such as and Matilda(Matilda), Cinderella(ensemble), and Pippin(ensemble). She is extremely excited to be a part of this show and continue to explore all the possibilities in the world of theater!
Madison Howe is a current sophomore at St. Paul Catholic High School. She has been nominated for a Connecticut High School Musical Theatre Award for her role in Rags. When not on stage, she can be found dancing with her competition team and hanging out with her friends. Past credits include: Charlotte (Charlotte’s Web), David (Rags), and Jane Eyre (Monologue Mashup), all with St. Paul Performing Arts.
Lucas Courtemanche is a high school freshman. Lucas has been a part of community theatre as well as the performing arts program at St, Paul Catholic High School. Lucas has performed with,, the YWCA of New Britain’s Youth Theatre Program, The Bristol Boys and Girls Club annual production, The Holiday Showcase of Stars annual productions, and 2 theatre productions of the St. Paul’s Performing Arts Program. In Lucas’s free time, he likes drawing, singing, and tap dancing.
Zoe Reid has loved acting ever since she was cast as Gretel in St. Paul’s Production of the Sound of Music, when she was seven years old. She has been in many other theater programs and plays since then, including Rags and Mary Poppins at St. Paul Catholic High School. Along with theater, Zoe loves dance and karate. She has been dancing for 11 years, and started dancing competitively 4 years ago. Her favorite style of dance is tap. Zoe has been practicing karate since she was 4, and now she is a junior black belt.
Mark Mazzarella, Writer, Producer
Mark Mazzarella, the founder of RYT and is an Emmy® Award Winning writer, known for his PBS documentary, Stories of The American Puppet, the first documentary to chronicle the history of American Puppetry. He’s also a two-time Tony® Award Nominee for Excellence in Theatre Education creating a nationally renowned high school theatre program. His career has spanned theatre, televsion and film. He has written, produced and directed over hundreds of productions including educational films, TV, documentaries and stage productions worldwide. Beisdes his work as artistic director for Revolutionary Youth Theatre, he also serves as the Director of Performing and Fine Arts at St. Paul Catholic High School.
Sean P. Pallatroni, Composer/Lyricist
Sean P. Pallatroni is an EMMY® Award winning composer, songwriter, director and pianist. Originally from Bedford NH, he has studied performing arts at the Derryfield School under the direction of Laurel Devino, and completed his undergraduate degree in Music Composition at the Hartt School of Music Dance Theatre (University of Hartford, West Hartford CT). Sean has written for musical theatre, classical chamber ensembles, jazz, choir, and orchestra. His musical “Happily” was premiered in February 2017 in New York City, and winner of "Best Score" at the NYWinterfest Theatre Festival. He has also coaches and musically directs numerous shows in Connecticut and New York. Sean has scored programs for Connecticut Public Television, including the shows “Empowering Connecticut,” “Infinity Hall Live,” and “All Things Connecticut.”. He has also worked on the short film "Twenty Minutes" and various commercial and multimedia scoring projects. Sean is the recipient of Hartt’s “Edward Diamente Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Composition,” and winner of the 2010 Alabama Orchestra Association’s Composition Competition for his work “When the Grass Was Still Green.”
Darren Butler, Script Consultant
Darren Butler is an international award winning writer. For over thirty years, Darren has written, directed, and taught for stage and film. For twenty-one years, Darren directed The Miracle Worker at Helen Keller’s Birthplace. This internationally recognized production is the Official Outdoor Drama for the State of Alabama. Darren wrote and directed the short film, A Fix, starring the late Skye McCole Bartusiak and Emmy nominated actress Julianna Mauriello (“Stephanie” from Lazytown). In 2006, Darren was fortunate enough to have an hour long drama entitled, Succession, optioned by NBC/ Universal, which gained his admittance into the Writers Guild of America. Today, he serves as the Director of The Conservatory of Fine Arts for Orange Beach High School and Middle School, where Darren also serves as the theatre teacher and artistic director. Darren holds an MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage from Point Park University’s Conservatory for the Performing Arts.