Victor Kazan and I were thrilled with the industry readings of the show held on September 25 at Pearl Studios in midtown here in New York. Our cast were exemplary (see images and details below) as were the 7-piece band so ably directed from the piano by our Musical Director, Matt Castle.
Ultimately any theatrical production relies on the talent and expertise of the stage director. In this case, we were delighted that Martin Platt agreed to take on this responsbility, with additional support from David Elliott from Perry Street Theatricals as our general managers.
These industry reading presentations would not really have been possible at this time of the year for us unless we had prior been invited to take part in the 2nd Annual Florida Festival of New Musicals in Orlando (FL) which immediately preceded the New York presentations. To Roy and Heather at the Winter Park Playhouse, we will be eternally indebted.
So who comprised this incredbile AEA cast put together by the wonderful team at Stephanie Klapper Casting?
(in alphabetical order)
ROBERT ARIZA (Harden Curtis Kirsten Riley Agency) in the role of Carlos Blanco Torres
MICHAEL J. FARINA (Krasny Office, Inc.) in the role of Very Useful
CARLOS GOMEZ (Stone Manners Salners Agency) in the role of Roberto Duarte
MARYJOANNA GRISSO (Take 3 Talent Agency) in the role of Sofia Duarte
RODNEY INGRAM (Nicolosi & Co. Talent Agency) in the role of Diego Clemente
MICHAEL JAMES LESLIE (BRS/Gage – New York) in the role of Don Victor Blanco Torres
JEFF MCCARTHY (BRS/Gage – New York) in the role of Edward Nelson
DOREEN MONTALVO (The Roster) in the role of Aunt Marta
NORA MARIE SCHELL (Carlton, Goddard and Freer Talent, Inc.) in the role of Lola Fernandez
NATALIE TORO (BRS/Gage – New York) in the role of Gabriela Duarte
Check them out. Their Broadway/Off Broadway and LORT theatre credits give you just an inkling of their extraordinary individual and combined talents on-stage.
More updates soon,