Program Highlights

An Evening for the Arts

Showcase

College of the Arts Overture
Composed and Arranged by Tyler Rubin
Video Produced by Kenneth Spooner

Cast of Nine
Based on the Film “8 ½” by Federico Fellini
Book by Arthur Kopit
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Adapted from the Italian by Mario Fratti

Welcoming Remarks
President Susan A. Cole and
Dean Daniel Gurskis

A College of the Arts Success Story
Michael Price-- Class of 1981

The Montclair State University Singers
The Rain Is Over and Gone
Composed and Arranged by Paul Halley
Soloist: Daveda Browne, mezzo soprano

Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel
Arranged by Moses Hogan

Painting a Brighter Future
Department of Art & Design

Shanghai Quartet
Quartet No.14 in A Flat Major, Op.105
Lento E Molto Cantabile
Composed by Antonin Dvorak

Breaking News
School of Communication & Media

Cast of Dance Works
I See You  
Choreographed by Frederick Earl Mosley
Music by Art of Noise (Beat Box)

Nicholas Rodriguez with Montclair State University Encore
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Music and Lyrics by Paul Simon and Art Gartfunkel
Arranged by Meg Zervoulis

Evan Ruggiero with Devin Johnson
Take the “A” Train
Music by Billy Strayhorn
Arranged by Michael Mahadeen

Mia Pafumi
Se Come Voi Piccina
Le Villi
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Arranged by Michael Mahadeen

Crystal Rodriguez
 ...with a mind of its own
Music by Ali Helnwein

Cast of Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

 

PROGRAM NOTES

Direction and Staging                           Clay James
       Video Sequencing Supervisor               Steve McCarthy
         Musical Direction and Supervision        Gregory Dlugos  
      Conductor                                               Shelly Axelson
   Lighting Designer                                   Jorge Arroyo
                   Costume Supervisor                               Debra Bergsma Otte    
       Production Manager                               Jeffrey Rosolen
             Stage Manager                                        Melanie Ciappi *    
                  Assistant Stage Manager                        Donna Foudy *            
   Production Supervision                           Ryan Graves
       Sound Engineer                                       Andrew Lulling
     Technical Director                                    Scott Madaski


* BFA Theatre – Production Design
                           

College of the Arts Overture
Composed and Arranged by Tyler Rubin

College of the Arts Video
Producer: Kenneth Spooner
Graphic Artist: Julian Vidal

Cast of Nine   
Based on the Film “8 ½” by Federico Fellini
Book by Arthur Kopit         
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston        
Adapted from the Italian by Mario Fratti
Musical Direction by Gregory Dlugos   
Directed by Joe Joyce
Featuring: Holly Belcastro, Lee Cohen, Mia Parfumi, Kaleigh Prange, Isabel Sansom
Company: Hannah Beck, Nicolette Burton, McKenzie Custin, Lynley Evans, Shannon Flynn, Savannah Martinez, Fiona McIntyre, Rebecca Monk, Kristina Nieskins, Wonu Ogunfowora, Victoria Palin, Mia Pinero, Olivia Polci, Dana Reminsky, Brianna Rosado, Ariel Sheridan

A College of the Arts Success Story
Michael Price -- Class of 1981
Producer: Kenneth Spooner

Michael Price is an Emmy and Writers Guild award-winning writer and co-executive producer on The Simpsons. He also contributed to the writing of The Simpsons Movie and wrote the acclaimed Lego Star Wars special, Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace. Other television shows he has written for include The PJs, Teen Angel, Homeboys in Outer Space, The Newz and One Minute to Air. He also wrote and was co-executive producer of the ABC series Teacher's Pet. He grew up in South Plainfield, New Jersey, and graduated from Montclair State University, where he earned a B.A. and majored in Speech and Theatre.

The Montclair State University Singers
The Rain Is Over and Gone        Composed and Arranged by Paul Halley (b. 1952)
Soloist:  Daveda Browne, mezzo soprano
Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel  Arranged by Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

Heather Buchanan, Conductor             Steven Ryan, Accompanist

+ Section Leader                                              
* Student Manager                                 
^ Teaching Assistant

Vocalists

Soprano I
Kristen Alexander
Angel Baker
Katie Carey
Autumn D’Esposito
Jessica Eucker +
Julianne Froehlich
Serena Gattuso
Christine Rauschenbach

Soprano II
Jordan Barry
Nicole Joidin
Karen Levandoski
Cornelia Lotitio
Danielle Schreck
Kristina à Vàli
Melissa Van Eck
Janette Zosche

Alto I
Daveda Browne
Daniela DiPasquale
Constance Koutsouradis
Andria Kwasnicki
Christina McCall
Gabriella Natale
Lauren Olivola
Julia Velmer

Alto II
Krystle Lee Avinger
Apryl Chanco
Lauren D’Imperio
Nicole DeMaio
Hannah Elarmo
Allison Mello +
Nina Rangel
Stefanie Santoro
Elaine Thoman*

Tenor I
Rob Atkinson
Sharbel Aldabain
Matthew DeMarco
Ford Foster
Frank Hughes +
Christopher Janish
Christopher Pizzute

Tenor II
Travis Benson
Kyle Cosman
Garland Dance
Owen Davitt
Domenick Panfile
Ngqibeko Peter Ncanywa
Armani Woolridge

High Baritone
Joshua Arcilla
John McLean+
Joseph Schnorrbusch
James Smith

Low Baritone
Stefon Gaines
Ian Howells
Osenemedia Iloqienboh
Aaron Kurtz
Jason Zacher

Bass II
Michael Alworth
Christian Arencibia
Kevin Barbone
Adam Melchor
Michael Rosin

Painting a Brighter Future
Producer: Andrew Siwczak

For more than 40 years, the Department of Art and Design has educated artists and designers who impact, interpret and shape the visual world around us. Through exposure to all facets of the visual arts, our students develop a portfolio of work that will enable display their passion as an artist, designer, historian, arts manager, or educator.

Shanghai Quartet
Weigang Li, violin  
Yi-Wen Jiang, violin  
Honggang Li, viola  
Nicholas Tzavaras, cello

Quartet No.14 in A Flat Major, Op.105.   Composed by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Lento E Molto Cantabile

Breaking News
Producer: Kenneth Spooner

Montclair State University’s School of Communication and Media provides groundbreaking programs that give students the tools they need to succeed in the communication and media industries.  Focused coursework, hands-on internships, and mentoring by a top-tier faculty are designed to arm students with marketable skills. Because the boundaries between traditional and new media have blurred, dynamic cross-disciplinary programs  in communication, television and digital media including production and sound, filmmaking, journalism, public and organizational relations, and health advocacy, equip our students achieve their career aspirations.

I See You 
Choreographer: Fredrick Earl Mosley       Music: Art of Noise (Beat Box)
Costume Designer: Pia Kristjansen           Rehearsal Director: Lori Katterhenry
Cast: Mirela Amaral, Marissa Aucoin, Tywan Bynum, Justin Campbell, Beatrice Capote, Julie Cullen, Jacob Deibert, Tracy Dunbar, Brittany Febus, Jonathan Godfrey, Nicholas Harney, Melanie Jackson, Colleen Lynch, Marcella Maysonet, Caroline Ogando, Crystal Rodriguez, Jacqueline Selesky, Jennifer Sroka, Mark Willis

Nicholas Rodriguez with Montclair State Encore
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Music and Lyrics by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel
Arranged by Meg Zervoulis

Evan Ruggiero Video
Producers: Amanda Olsen and Robert Dickerson

Evan Ruggiero with Devin Johnson
Take the “A” Train  
Music by Billy Strayhorn
Arranged by Michael Muhadeen

Mia Pafumi
Se Come Voi Piccina     
Le Villi                                              
Composed by Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Arranged by Michael Muhadeen

Crystal Rodriguez
...with a mind of its own
Choreography and performance by Crystal Rodriguez
Inspired by the artwork of Tim Burton
Music by Ali Helnwein -- Theme from American Horror
Story by Cesar Davila-Irizarry/Charlie Clouser

Cast Members of Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party
Book by Andrew Lippa        Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March
Musical Direction by Meg Zervoulis   
Choreography and Musical Staging by Rachel Brown
Directed by Mark Hardy
Featuring: Emma Kron-Deacon, Kylie Mowry, Nicholas Rodriguez, Evan Ruggiero
Company: Erica Appel, Christian Berry, John Caliendo, Kari Cotone, Phyllicia Freeman, Kirk Geritano,
Eric Jones, Darius Jordan Lee, Matthew Liotine, Teresa Morrison, Chris Newhouse, Steve Raymond, Michael Robinson, Phil Sloves, Teresa Wittleder, Kelsey Woods

Orchestra  
Conducted by Shelly Axelson
Musical Direction and Supervision by Gregory Dlugos

Reed                    Vinnie Della Rocca, Eddie Salkin, Frank Santagata
Trumpet                Chris Jaudes
Violin                    Ben Karas , Leslie Parker
Viola                     Jonathan Eschevarria
Cello                     Kristina Vali
Bass                     Dave Mulewski
Guitar                   Dan Spencer
Drums/Percussion   Ryan McClausand
Keyboard               Gregory Dlugos, Meg Zervoulis
Violin                   Alex Dadon, Jhi-Eun Gu, Alex Hagel, Ben Karas, Leslie Parker, BeiBei Sheng, Shaoqing Xu
Viola                    Rosie Dumas, Jonathan Echevarria, Thomas Jung, Jordan Tarantino
Celli                     Kristina à Vàli, Lucie Journet, Linsay Setzer