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Stageless Players Return to Sell Out Audiences

Published: April 08, 2022 | Categories: All News
A scene from Stageless Players - Chicago

Western New England University Stageless Players return to the stage with three  highly anticipated performances of Chicago on April 1-2. The dazzling and satirical Chicago gives the audience a glimpse into how fame, justice, and the media machine were portrayed in the roaring ’20s. Filled with captivating performances of hit songs such as "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango," and "Razzle Dazzle" the sold-out shows production ended Stageless Players season on a high note.

Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who murders a faithless lover and convinces her husband, Amos, to take the blame…until he learns that he has been lied to which made him turn on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie met "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly. There began their struggle for spotlight and the headlines which led to them ultimately joining forces in search of fame, fortune, and acquittal. 

The brilliantly talented Cast and Crew included:

Allie Provost as Roxie Hart
Kayla Curameng as Velma Kelly
Ethan Valdes as Billy Flynn
Dominick Buccitti as Amos Hart
Lizzy Arel as Mamma Morton
Ashley Buchanan as Mary Sunshine
Victoria Sebastian as Liz/Martin Harrison/Featured Dancer
Hannah Zieminski as Mona/County Clerk/ Featured Dancer
Zoey Wexler as Annie /Featured Dancer
Molly Doyle as June/Featured Dancer
Julia Hart as Hunyak/Featured Dancer
Natalie Golden as Go-To-Hell Kitty/Ensemble
Max Brouillard as Fred Casely/Ensemble
Owen Boyns as Sergeant Fogarty/Aaron/Ensemble
Zach Kuenzi as Judge/Ensemble
Julia Zajaceskowski as Juror/Ensemble
Lorelei Van Wei-Adair as Conductor/Ensemble 

Owen Feindel - Technical Director
Jenna Hebert - Assistant Technical Director
Chris Arrandale - Senior Technical Consultant
Kathryn Henry - Assistant Technical Consultant
Elizabeth Schwenker - Stage Manager
Colin Berardinelli - Running Crew
Meaghan Brady - Running Crew
Michael Shaylor - Running Crew
Allison Walker - Running Crew
Eva Myers - Costume Coordinator
Cole Crosby - Light Coordinator
Emma Hall - Props Coordinator
Mars Brown - Sound Coordinator
Ashley Buchanan -Program Coordinator 

Hillary Haft Bucs - Theatrical Intimacy Educator/Consultant, Acting Coach
Kayla Curameng - Student Choreographer & Captain
Julia Hart - Student Choreographer & Captain
Hannah Zieminski - Student Choreographer & Captain 

The production, with music by John Kander and book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, was directed by Alexandria Escribano, choreographed by Aileen Merino Terzi and Karen McMahon, and musical direction was by Debi Salli. The performance was made possible by Student Senate, the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, and the Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts.