(Co-Choreographer) Originally from West Africa (Sierra Leone). Early dance training with Jacques d'Amboise and his National Dance Institute. Appeared at Madison Square Garden's Felt Forum, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center’s Outdoor Festivals, American Ballet Theatre, New York State Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Balboa Park (San Diego), NDI’s schools (Maine and New Hampshire), and the Rodotto and Fenice (Venice, Italy). As a member of Tap Kids USA, appeared with the Pointer Sisters, Polaroid’s 50th Anniversary (Boston). Featured performer on 20/20 feature on NDI, promoting The Event of the Year on the TODAY SHOW. Danced in Michael Dinner’s film OFF BEAT. Has performed with Mary Tyler Moore, Ann Reinking, Cloris Leachman, Charlotte d’Amboise, Christopher d’Amboise, Judy Collins, and Savion Glover. Additional training at Dance Theatre of Harlem with classes at Alvin Ailey and Broadway Dance Center. Student of Dance, Theatre/Drama Theory, Music/Music Theory, and the Fine Arts at the Jose Feliciano School for the Performing Arts. Attended Dana Hall Boarding School (Wellesley, MA). Training in dance and choreography College at Boston University. Set Street-Jazz, African, Afro-Modern, and Tap works for students at BU and the Black Theatre Company at Tufts University. Worked with NDI as personal assistant to Jacques d’Amboise. Supporting role in Stop and Watch Films’ TALE OF WHITE BOY BROWN. Performed with Legros Cultural Arts, Inc/Danzare International Dance Company. Earned an A.S. in Theatre (SCCC) where she performed “Audition” and “French Fries” in Jane Martin’s TALKING WITH, and Dorine in Moliere’s TARTUFFE. 2013 KCATCF-National Irene Ryan Award Winner. In 2016, earned a BFA in Theater from LIU-Post where she is a Teaching Artist for the Tilles Performing Arts Center’s Arts in Education Program (K-4), Teaching Artist for National Dance Institute, Former Dance Coordinator for GSB YMCA, Currently, acting coach/co-choreographer for Theatrics Performing Arts, dance instructor at Stage Door School of Dance, choreographer for the Bellport and Bay Shore Middle School Musicals, co-founder/director of Project MOVE. Eighth season with THEATRE THREE’s Musical Theatre Factory.
SARI FELDMAN (Director/Choreographer) Founding staff member of THEATRE THREE’s Musical Theatre Factory (2004). Twenty-year history with THEATRE THREE involves performing in and choreographing dozens of productions including SWEENEY TODD, LES MISÉRABLES and RESPECT. Two seasons (2005-2007) member of THEATRE THREE’s Acting Company with countless credits on Long Island and across the country. Credits include THE BOY FROM OZ (Liza), LEGALLY BLONDE (Paulette), THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Kitty), WEST SIDE STORY (Anybodys), A CHORUS LINE (Morales), SWEET CHARITY (Nickie), THE WEDDING SINGER (Holly), etc. For Troika Entertainment, traveled North America performing in the longest running and most popular Broadway production in history CATS (Sillabub), directed by Broadway Dance Supervisor Richard Stafford, with original Tony-nominated choreography by Gillian Lynne. For NETworks Presentations, actor/dance captain and associate choreographer for national tour of ANNIE, directed by Tony, Emmy, and Grammy award winner Martin Charnin. Founder/director of Theatrics Performing Arts (www.theatricsperformingarts.com), a musical theatre program for ages four and up.
DYLAN ROBERT POULOS (Stage Manager/Production Assistant) BA in Acting/Directing from Binghamton University. AS in Human Services from Suffolk County Community College. Received training with focus in Meisner technique, Bogart’s viewpoints, and vocal Linklater progression. Acting credits include RENT (Mark), HAMLET (Laertes), SPRING AWAKENING (Georg), A CHORUS LINE (Mike/Al/Don). THEATRE THREE Company Member from 2016 to 2018, performing in the educational touring programs and in-house Children’s Theatre productions. THEATRE THREE acting credits include SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (Joey), CURTAINS (Bobby), I HATE HAMLET (Andrew); ONE-ACT FESTIVAL (two seasons); A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Fred/Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come; two seasons), LEGALLY BLONDE (Carlos). A former USAG/IGC competitive gymnast. A qualified instructor, beginning in 2008; working with children as young as four, up to adults, teaching students the fundamentals of basic gymnastic technique as well as advanced competitive athletes.
JEFFREY SANZEL (Executive Artistic Director) BFA in Acting & Directing from Conservatory at SUNY Purchase. With THEATRE THREE since 1989. Appointed Artistic Director July 1993. Director of over two hundred productions including the 2015 Musical Theatre Factory II’s production of GODSPELL, JR. As a playwright, his works have included WHERE THERE’$ A WILL; 1968: ROCK THE WORLD; FROM THE FIRES: VOICES OF THE HOLOCAUST; FAIR ENOUGH; and many children’s theatre and educational productions. In addition to directing and playing Scrooge, he has provided THEATRE THREE’s adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL for the past three decades. Currently, he is a Consulting Artist for New York City’s 92Y Musical Theatre for Young Audiences program.
KEVIN F. STORY
(Music Director) MA in Performance Studies from NYU; BFA in Theatre Arts from Five Towns College. As a composer, lyricist, writer, and performer, work has appeared around the country and world, including Mexico, France, and Kenya. Regional on-stage experience includes KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY (world premiere, Laguna Playhouse), LES MISÉRABLES (Valjean; Alaska & Southern California), BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY (John W. Engeman Theater at Northport), COMPANY (David), WEST SIDE STORY (Krupke), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Marley, both at THEATRE THREE and in LA), GODSPELL (NYC and LA), SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ (at THEATRE THREE), THE SECRET GARDEN (Archibald), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Bottom), and THEATRE THREE’S Touring Company (2008-2011). TV: DIABOLICAL, MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM, THE DEUCE. Directing credits include SHREK and THE LITTLE MERMAID at the Engeman and THE TOMB (world premiere, Hollywood Fringe). BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop member and current IB examiner in Theatre. Musical theatre consultant for the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Music director/pianist for various productions on both coasts, including RENT and THE WEDDING SINGER at THEATRE THREE. Composer and co-author of multiple THEATRE THREE children’s shows. Member of the Dramatists Guild and American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers. Fourteenth season with THEATRE THREE’S Musical Theatre Factory.
MELISSA TROXLER (Site Safety Monitor) has been THEATRE THREE’s Resident Stage Manager since the fall of 2017, having stage managed JOSEPH …, JEKYLL & HYDE, THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE MIRACLE WORKER, NINE, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, CURTAINS, TWELVE ANGRY MEN, NUNSENSE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. She is also the co-producer and production supervisor of THEATRE THREE’s OFF-STAGE/ON-LINE series. Previous stage management credits include Airmid Theatre Co, Berkshire Theatre Group, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, Lost Nation Theatre, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and Busch Gardens, Williamsburg.