Production History

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2019-2020

Aunt Mae Comes to Town

Aunt Mae is coming for a visit and her grandniece, Martha cannot wait! Aunt Mae always brings her super-stuffed photo album and every picture has a story to go with it. The most wonderful thing is that when Aunt Mae starts the story, they come to life! Talking horse, pushcarts, hikes in the woods, growing up on the lower east side of Manhattan are stories that Martha loves and the characters that inhabit them. Song-filled and audience participation have made this a favorite show.

book & lyrics by Rachel Lampert
music by John Coyne

CAST: Natasha Bratkovski, Eric Brooks, Mike Cyr, Rachel Lampert, Benno Ressa, Mwape Sokoni
Director: Lesley Lisa Greene
Music Director: Travis Knapp
Costumes/Lighting: Hannah Kochman
Stage Manager: Tasha Sinclair
Aunt Mae Comes to Town was performed on the set of Two Kids Who Blow Sh-t Up at Kitchen
Theatre Company, October 2019

Emmett & Ella: A Doggone Mystery

Emmett and Ella, two charming and fun-loving canines were adopted by their human, Louella, nine years ago. Louella wants to surprise them with something special to celebrate their Adoption Day Anniversary and Emmett and Ella want to surprise Louella. What to do? What will make this a truly special day? Louella reads that a new French pastry chef, Bernot La Boulanger, has moved to town and decides to see if he can make something very special for her and the dogs. Coincidently, Rags, Emmett and Ella’s canine friend has been taken in by Bernot and tells Emmett and Ella that he is learning French and also how to bake. Rags offers to make a special cake for the special day. And just a few minutes later Louella and Bernot complete the plan for a special cake for the special day. When Bernot’s cake is delivered, Louella hides it from the dogs, but when she checks on it the next morning, it is gone! What happened to it? Emmett and Ella are determined to figure it out. And, what they find is “a doggone mystery!”

book & lyrics by Rachel Lampert
music by John Coyne

CAST: Adara Alston, Natasha Bratkovski, Eric Brooks, Erin Lockett, Mayson Sonntag, Benno Ressa
Director: Rachel Lampert
Music Director: Travis Knapp
Costumes/Lighting: Hannah Kochman
Stage Manager: Tasha Sinclair
Aunt Mae Comes to Town was performed on the set of Cry It Out at Kitchen Theatre Company, January 2020

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2018-2019

The Sisters Fitz&Startz: A Case for the Classics

Age versus youth, old versus new provides for some decisions to be made, but when an unanticipated event takes place, all generations must learn from each other to be sure that “show must go on!” 

book & lyrics by Rachel Lampert

music by Mozart, Vivaldi, Donizetti, Schumann, and Benjamin Costello

CAST: Kristin Sad, Sylvie Yntema, Mike Cyr, Benno Ressa, Natasha Bratkovski, Nicole Bethany Onwuka, Travis Knapp

Director: Rachel Lampert

Assistant Director: Evie Hammer-Lester

Music Director: Travis Knapp

Costumes/Lighting: Hannah Kochman

Stage Manager: Tasha Sinclair

The Sisters Fitz&Startz: A Case for the Classics was performed on the set of The Piano Teacher at Kitchen Theatre Company

2017-2018

The Mystery of the Magic Flute

an operatic adventure for three young American girls on a visit to Mozart’s birthplace.

book & lyrics by Rachel Lampert, music by Mozart

CAST: Benno Ressa, Ellen Jaskson, Rachel Silverstein, Kathleen Maloney, Nathan McMurphy,

Joshua Dykes, Natasha Bratkovski,Greg Bostwick, William Gfeller, Saba Weatherspoon, Torianna  Payne, and Sparrow Faraday.

Director: Rachel Lampert

Assistant Directors: William Gfeller, Ellen Jackson

Music Director: Travis Knapp

Flute: Lesley Greene

Costumes/Lighting: Hannah Kochman

Stage Manager: Loren Roth

The Mystery of the Magic Flute was performed on the set of Brahman/i at Kitchen Theatre Company,

Justin and Christopher Swader, designers

Emmett & Ella: The Puppy Plot

three dogs, two puppies, one human discover the meaning of family.

book & lyrics by Rachel Lampert, music by Lesley Greene

CAST: Benno Ressa, Natasha Bratkovski, Mike Cyr, Jewell Payne, Christian Henry and Adrian Abel Amador.

Director: Rachel Lampert

Assistant Director: William Gfeller

Music Director: Travis Knapp

Costume/Lighting/Props Designer: Hannah Kochman

Stage Manager: Loren Roth

2016-2017

Adventure in Apartment G#

Bernadette hates opera. Her uncle has two seats for tomorrow’s matinee. What happens when a dream turns the world of opera upside down?

Book & lyrics by Rachel Lampert & Nathan Hilgartner

Music by Mozart, Rossini, Dvorak

CAST: Benno Ressa, Sarah Welden, Christian Henry, Brendan Smith, Lydia Flock, Raquel McGarry

Director: Rachel Lampert

Assistant Director: Ellen Jackson

Music Director: Kristin Zaryski

Pianist: Travis Knapp

Costumes/Props/Lighting: Hannah Kochman

Stage Manager: Tasha Sinclair

Adventure in Apartment G# was performed on the set of Precious Nonsense at Kitchen Theatre Company, Sarah Frank, designer.

Emmett & Ella’s Big Apple Escapade

two country dogs on an urban adventure

book & lyrics by Rachel Lampert, music by Lesley Greene

CAST: Benno Ressa, Sarah Welden, Ellen Jackson, Stephen Nunley and Rachel Frank.

Director: Rachel Lampert

Music Director: Travis Knapp

Lighting Design: Tyler M. Perry

Costume Design: Hannah Kochman

Stage Manager: Tasha Sinclair

Emmett & Ella’s Big Apple Escapade was performed on the set for Throw Pitchfork, at Kitchen Theatre Company, Tyler M. Perry, designer

2015-2016

Winter Tales

a cautionary tale for a cold winters day

book & lyrics by Rachel Lampert, music by Lesley Greene

CAST: Will Champion, Elisheva Glaser, Lesley Greene, Christian Henry, Caitlin Mallory, Stephen Nunley, Camilla Schade, Maria Scherer, Austyn Johnson,

Anastasia Remoundos, ans Johnny Shea.

Director: Rachel Lampert

Associate Director: Melyssa Hall

Music Director: Richard Montgomery

Flute: Lesley Greene

Clarinet: Stephen Nunley

Lighting Design: Tyler M. Perry

Costume Design: Maxine Etchison

Winter Tales was performed on the set of

I and You, at Kitchen Theatre Company, Tyler M.  Perry, designer

I Have a Song to Sing O!

a Gilbert & Sullivan sing-a-long musical for the whole family

Book & new lyrics by Rachel Lampert, lyrics by William Gilbert

Music by Arthur Sullivan, new music by Lesley Greene

CAST: Percy Browning, Aundre Seals, Karen Wonder Dumont, Connor Briggs, Jewell Payne,

Lesley Greene, Stephen Nunley, Kai, Blythe Hodgson

Director: Melyssa Hall

Music Director: Richard Montgomery

Lighting/Costumes/Props: Hannah Kochman

I Have a Song to Sing O! was performed on the set of Dancing Lessons at Kitchen Theatre Company, David Arsenault, designer

Physics Fair

middle school is a lot more fun once physics is added to the curriculum

book & lyrics by Rachel Lampert, music by Lesley Greene

CAST: Joey Steinhagen, Lesley Greene, Caitlin Mallory, Erin Hilgartner, Christian Henry, Elisheva  Glaser, Imri Leshed, Kayla Markwardt, Mucian Mead-VanCort, Lora Hine, Erik Herman.

Director: Emily Jackson

Music Director: Patrick Young

Set & Lighting Design: Tyler M. Perry

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