ALL THAT CABARET /AROUND THE WORLD
Director and Co-Host – Angela Jackson and Co-Host - Bobby Henry
Accompanist – Greg Chrzczon
Performers – Michelle Lambert, Angela Jackson, Lauren Sherwood, Hannah MacDonald, Priscilla Squiers, Rob Merante, Nora Watson, Jacob Boergesson, Bill Warncke, Kellen Schult, Colby Trembley, Jim Norton, Robert Geils, Anne Collin
1. Not For The Life Of Me (Thoroughly Modern Millie/New York) – Lauren Sherwood
2. Title Song from Sound Of Music (Sound of Music/Austria) – Anne Collin
3. Title Song from Man of La Mancha (Man of La Mancha/Spain) – Colby Trembley
4. Crossing a Bridge (Anastasia/Russia) – Sandra Fernandes
5. Wouldn’t It Be Loverly/Show Me (My Fair Lady/London) – Priscilla Squiers
6. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins/London) – Michelle Lambert and Rob Merante
7. Falcon in the Dive (Scarlet Pimpernel/France) – Bill Warncke
8. Title Song from Phantom of the Opera (Phantom of the Opera/Paris) – Jacob Boergesson and Anne Collin
9. Therapy (Tick Tick Boom/New York or any location) – Jimbo Norton and Angela Jackson
10. If I Can’t Love Her (Beauty and the Beast/France) – Jacob Boergesson
11. One Night in Bangkok (Chess/Thailand) – Kellen Schult
12. Where I Want to Be (Chess/Merano) – Robert Geils
13. Mama Will Provide (Once On This Island/French Antilles) – Bobby Henry
14. Take Me Back To Manhattan (Anything Goes/New York) – Angela Jackson
15. Apex Predator (Mean Girls/Chicago) – Hannah MacDonald and Nora Watson
16. Someday (Hunchback of Notre Dame/Paris) – Sandra Fernandes and Colby Trembley
ANGELA JACKSON (Director/Co-Host) is thrilled to be back working at Center Stage from her initial appearance in Anything Goes (Ensemble). Other recent favorite local roles included Momma Mia (Rosie), Svetlana in Chess (Svetlana), Cabaret (Max), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Flannery), and The Full Monty (Susan). Angela has been involved with musical theater for years and has performed in over 50 musicals. Angela also works as a solo singer/piano player and loves organizing special event performances and cabaret shows. She graduated from Augustana College as a vocal scholar and Theater Minor and trained with 150 Keys Traveling Dueling Pianos troupe. She additionally created a 6-month series of original cabarets for the historic Illinois Madison Theater and directed musicals including Baby The Musical, Hair, and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To the Forum.
BOBBY HENRY (Co-Host/Performer) is well-known to Center Stage audiences, having started at the theatre when he was a Freshman in High School! He is excited to be returning, having last been seen in Anything Goes (Moonface Martin). Bobby performed most recently in Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life and the world premiere of The Silly Dilly Musical. Other favorite roles have included Barnum (Joice Heth), Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Miss Understanding), The Wiz (Lion), and The Who’s Tommy (Ensemble).
GREG CHRZCZON (Accompanist) has been involved in the local theater scene for over 20 years. He has music directed many shows including A Chorus Line, Annie, Beauty and the Beast, Follies, The Goodbye Girl, Gypsy, Hello, Dolly!, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, A Christmas Story, The Sound of Music, Sweeney Todd, Matilda, and others. Greg occasionally performs on stage as an actor and singer, appearing in shows including Souvenir (Cosme McMoon), Chess (Walter DeCourcey), All My Sons (Dr. Jim Bayliss), 1776 (Col. Thomas McKean), and Oklahoma! (Cord Elam).
JACOB BOERGESSON is super excited to be performing in this cabaret with Center Stage. Jacob works as a music teacher and an opera singer. Some of Jacob’s favorite roles include Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon), Forbidden Broadway (Man 2), and Into The Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince). His cats are especially thankful for this cabaret, as this finally gave their ears a break from their dad singing around the house all day. Special thanks to Angela for putting this all together! Enjoy the show! www.jacobboergesson.com.
ANNE COLLIN is pleased to be a part of this project alongside so many talented performers! Favorite past roles include The Secret Garden (Lily), The Sound of Music (Maria), Hair (Sheila) and Grey Gardens (Little Edie). Anne is a general music teacher at Hamilton Avenue Elementary School in Greenwich, CT, and a member of Concora (Connecticut Choral Artists).
SANDRA FERNANDES is a Center Stage veteran who is so excited to be performing in her very first cabaret! Her most recent acting credits at Center Stage include Mamma Mia! (Ensemble), A Center Stage Christmas (Waitress), and Crazy For You (Polly Baker). When she is not performing, Sandra can be found working as a legal clerk at Rosenberg, Whewell & Hite, LLC in Stratford, or teaching musical theatre and technical production classes at Center Stage’s Education Center.
ROBERT GEILS is appearing for the first time at Center Stage frequently performs in a variety of venues in CT. Favorite credits include: Smorgasbord (Tenor), Chess (Anatoly Sergievsky), Elf (Walter Hobbs), Mamma Mia (Harry Bright), Annie (Bert Healy), Superman (Father Ringling), Grease (Vince Fontaine), A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (Magistrate), Shakespeare In Love (Madrigal/Lady Capulet), and A Christmas Story (Ensemble). Thanks to Angela for this incredible opportunity. Love & Gratitude to Tom.
MICHELLE LAMBERT recently made her debut at Centerstage Theatre as “Tanya” in the smash hit Mamma Mia. Recent credits include Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Stepmother) at Madison Lyric Stage and The Full Monty (Delores) at the Downtown Cabaret. Michelle is a voice teacher at Lambert Vocal Studio and teaches various classes in the Centerstage Education Center.
HANNAH MACDONALD is a sophomore at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. She has been in a number of musical productions while she was at Fairfield Warde High School. She has also performed with Fairfield Center Stage and Fairfield Teen Theatre. Her most recent production was Hairspray with Fairfield Teen Theatre where she played Brenda, one of the Nicest Kids in Town. Hannah is so excited to be a part of this cabaret with Center Stage. She wants to thank Angela for the great opportunity to perform with so many talented people, and everyone who made this performance possible.
ROB MERANTE is a graduate Of The American Musical And Dramatic Academy In NYC. His Professional Performing Credits include Tours of The Wizard Of Oz and Beauty and The Beast. Regional Theatre Credits include 42nd Street A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, and Fiddler On The Roof. Rob recently choreographed Anything Goes, Crazy For You, A Center Stage Christmas and Mamma Mia at Center Stage. He is so happy to be on stage and performing again!
JIM NORTON is making his Center Stage debut. He has performed locally since the age of 5. Favorite past roles include You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Linus), Godspell (Jesus, then again as "Bless the Lord" Disciple), The Full Monty (Malcom, then again as Harold), The Baker's Wife (Dominique), and The Heidi Chronicles (Peter). Jim is a CPA and accounting software consultant who lives on the beach in West Haven and works from home - not a bad deal at all! Thanks to family, friends, and work colleagues for the continued support.
KELLEN SCHULT is thrilled to be appearing on Center Stage's Theatre for the first time in over 6 years! His last performance on the stage was 2014's Christmas Carol (Fezziwig), and before being postponed to a later date he was cast as “Smee” in Peter and the Starcatcher! Despite his time away from Center Stage, Kellen has still been building his acting profile as he has appeared in many theatres across Connecticut. He has appeared in Fiddler on the Roof (Avram/Bottle Dancer), The Lion in Winter (Prince John), The Farnsworth Invention (Harlan Honn), The Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff), Beauty and the Beast (Monsieur D'Arque), Chess the Musical (Viigand/Mayor of Merano) and Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder. He is a graduate of Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Summer Conservatory and Southern Connecticut State University. For more information, find him at www.kellenschult.com!
LAUREN NICOLE SHERWOD is excited be performing at the first time at Center Stage and also to share the stage again with her Chess counterpart, Angela! Past credits include The Marvelous Wonderettes (Suzie), A Merry Mulberry Street Musical (Nina), 42nd Street (Anytime Annie), A Chorus Line (Val), West Side Story (Anita), 9 to 5 (Judy), Anything Goes (Erma/Bonnie) and title roles in Peter Pan, Sweet Charity, and Hello, Dolly! Lauren has a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Theatre Management and works as a freelance director, choreographer and costume designer.
PRISCILLA SQUIERS is delighted to join old friends and new for this musical celebration. A veteran of numerous area stages, Priscilla most recently appeared with Angela Jackson in Mamma Mia at Downtown Cabaret Theatre and in The Dining Room at Square One Theatre in Stratford. She portrayed infamously off-key soprano Florence Foster Jenkins alongside Greg Chrzczon as Florence’s music director, Cosme McMoon, in Souvenir in Westport and New Milford. Favorite musical roles include Kiss Me, Kate (Lilli/Kate), Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett}, Titanic (Alice Beane), Ragtime (Emma Goldman), Into The Woods (Baker’s Wife) and Sister Act (Mother Superior). Among her favorite dramatic credits are Master Class (Maria Callas), Noises Off (Dotty), Dancing At Lughnasa (Kate), Twelfth Night (Olivia), Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Vivie) and The Elephant Man (Mrs. Kendal).
COLBY TREMBLEY is thrilled to be performing in the All That Cabaret/Around The World cabaret. He is no stranger to Center Stage, having been performing with them for over 10 years! Some previous favorite roles include Crazy For You (Bobby Child), I Remember Mama (Nels), and Annie (Rooster), to name a few. Colby recently made his New York debut in Theater for the New City’s production of Potters Wheel. Beyond Center Stage and TNC, he has also performed with the Downtown Cabaret Theater and in various UCONN theater productions. Colby attends the University of Connecticut pursuing his degree in Elementary Education with a minor in American Sign Language Interpreting.
BILL WARNCKE is happy to make his Center Stage Shelton debut. He most recently appeared as “Bob Cratchitt” in the Fairfield Center Stage production of A Christmas Carol Experience. Other recent roles include Chess (Freddie), Urinetown (Old Man Strong/Senator Fipp), Legally Blonde (Professor Callahan), Disaster! The Musical (Chad), Accomplice! (Derek), Godspell (Judas), Assassins (Leon Czolgosz), The Clue-sual Suspects (Col. Mustard), and The Full Monty (Dave Butkatinski).
NORA WATSON A rising freshman at Trumbull HS, Nora’s favorite roles include The Miracle Worker (Hellen Keller), Ragtime (Young Girl) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Congregant), Singin' in the Rain (Lina Lamont), and A Christmas Carol Experience (Martha Cratchit). Most recently she has been on stage in the ensemble of Something Rotten, Matilda, Mamma Mia, The Secret Garden, and Barnum. COVID-19 took away her performance as Elsa in Frozen, but she’s kept busy performing in various virtual cabaret and benefit shows.