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ROMEO & JULIET

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

THE COMPANY THEATRE PRESENTS

DIRECTED BY CARL DEL BUONO

OCTOBER 13-29, 2023
THE TEMPLE THEATER

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of The Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts.

THE CAST
JULIET - Ariana Kizu Rivera

ROMEO - Calvin Staropoli

FRIAR - Judy McCaffrey

NURSE - Lauren MacDonough

MERCUTIO - Liz Preston

TYBALT - Ben Gillooly

BENVOLIO - Brodie McPherson

CAPULET - Tom Bigongiari

LADY CAPULET - Cynthia Brito

MONTAGUE - Jennifer Ann Galvez

PRINCE ESCALUS - Prophet Andazola

ABRAM - Corrina Mullins

SAMPSON - Jimmy Stahl

GREGORY - Kimiko "Kiki" Collins

PETRUCHIO - Sophia Mostafa

VALENTINE - Sam Nelson

PRINCE'S ATTENDANT - Imogen "Immy" McElduff

THE CREW
DIRECTOR - Carl Del Buono

STAGE MANAGER - Kate Duprey

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Scott Shriner

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER - Grace Condon

FIGHT DIRECTOR - Rich Steele

DANCE/FIGHT CAPTAIN - Lauren MacDonough

SET/LIGHTING DESIGN - Brodie McPherson

COSTUME DESIGN - Kendall Del Buono, Jess Ruby

SOUND DESIGN - Erik Wheater

MARKETING AND PUBLICITY - Susan Murad,

Emily Putnam, Sean Britton-Milligan

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT - Joanna Kneezel

There will be one 15 minute intermission.

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ABOUT THE CAST

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CARL DEL BUONO (VOCALS) Regional credits include: RICHARD II (Director) The Company Theatre, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Director) Rochester Community Players, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Director) Rochester Community Players, THE SEAGULL (Director) The Company Theatre, LITTLE WOMEN (Prof. Bhaer) Bristol Valley Theater, SISTER ACT (T.J.) Redhouse Arts Center, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (George) Blackfriars Theatre, CARL AT BLACKFRIARS, a benefit concert, MY FAIR LADY (Quartet/First Cockney) Merry-Go-Round Playhouse (now The REV), THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Jamie) JCC CenterStage, DIE FLEDERMAUS (Frosch) Finger Lakes Opera, ROMEO AND JULIET (Friar Laurence) WallByrdTheatre Co., ANGELS IN AMERICA (Prior) Method Machine. In addition to acting and singing, Carl is an experienced voice actor, acting coach, and director as well as a founding artistic director of The Company Theatre in Rochester, NY. He’s also cohost of the popular podcast BROADCAST REVISITED! For more information, follow Carl @carldelbuono and @broadcastrevisited (upcoming projects: ROMEO & JULIET (Director) The Company Theatre, THE WICKHAMS: Christmas at Pemberley (Mr. Darcy) Blackfriars Theatre, LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES (Director) Blackfriars Theatre, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Director) The Company Theatre).

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RACHEL KODWEIS (VOCALS) is an actor, vocalist, movement director, and newly minted board member of The Company Theatre. Prior to her return to Rochester, Rachel lived in New York City, where she collaborated frequently with Casa Cruz de la Luna (Fausto Angleró, The Marquis de Sade is Afraid of the Sea), Cloud of Fools Theatre Co. (Dark Eyes, All That Dies and Rises), Mettawee River Theater Company (The Dancing Fox, tour) and Green Space (Pullman Car Hiawatha, The Tempest). Rochester has already brought many collaborations into her life including with PUSH Physical Theatre (2022 International Jewish Festival, Israel), Nickel Flour (Firewater), and The Company Theatre (Wisdom of Eve). With Jon Froehlich, her partner in all things, she is co-founder and co-artistic director of Infinite Spark Theater Company (The Flower Debt, And They Never Recovered From the Shock). Special thanks to her duet-partner-in-crime and overall stellar human being, Carl Del Buono—here's to many more escapades!

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JULIE COVACH (KEYBOARD) is well known to Rochester audiences as a pianist, conductor and educator. Favorite recent shows include Austen's Pride, Pirates of Penzance (JCC SummerStage); Spamalot, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Guys and Dolls (Blackfriars Theatre); Curtains, Legally Blonde (Nazareth College); Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Sweeney Todd (Pittsford Musicals). Julie is an adjunct instructor at the University of Rochester where she directs the Chamber Singers and Concert Choir; she also teaches and serves as collaborative pianist in the Musical Theatre Program at Nazareth University. She is a proud alumna of the University of Michigan School of Music.

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ALEX FAFARD (GUITAR) Alex is a guitarist and bassist with over 18 years of experience in jazz, blues, rock, funk, and country music. He has had the privilege of playing (and learning!) with some great players and performers during that time. He loves sharing his passion for music with others through both playing and teaching, and is happy   to be sharing the stage with friends tonight.

THANKS TO OUR DONORS:

PREMIERE ($1000+):

THE NELSON B. DELAVAN FOUNDATION

GENESEE VALLEY COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

NYSCA

LEADING ($500+):

DAVID MUNNELL

RON DUFORT

SUSAN MURAD

NEW YORK KITCHEN

BILLSBORO WINERY

MAJOR ($250+):

JONATHAN ROSENFELD

DAVID RUNZO

COLE AND BARBARA RUBY

SALLY MILLICK

WEGMANS

CANANDAIGUA QUICK PRINT

YOUNG AND COMPANY

SUPPORTING ($100+):

JIM JORDAN

SARA PENNER

PETER ELLIOT

RICK STAROPOLI

DORIS AND GREG LUDEK

CHRISTOPHER C. CONWAY

EMILY PUTNAM

MEMBER ($50+):

JUDY MOLNER

JAEL LOPEZ

JESS RUBY

CHUCK STAROPOLI

JILL RITTINGER

DENISE BARTALO

PARKLEIGH

SHAWN MURAD

SEAN BRITTON-MILLIGAN

PATRON ($5+):

CONNIE NEER

MARY KITZEL

MARY HOFFMAN

LILIANA BRAUN

JANET PECK

JES SUTTON

JONATHAN JORDAN

CHRIS MCCORMACK

NIK BARON

BARBARA STAROPOLI

JON FROEHLICH

CONNIE NEER

ANNABETH MCGOVERN

DARA LUBIN

DONALD FRIDAY

KATE KREMER

SEEMA THERUVI

ELIZABETH STEELE

KATHLEEN ROTH

GLEN EGLI

SAMMI COHEN

JOAN MOUNTAIN

JESSIC BERLET

KIT PRELEWITZ

LUIS SANCHEZ

CHARLES STAROPOLI

JAMES GORDON

IAN PATTERSON

DIANA CARTER

BARBARA MARKOWETZ-KUIPERS

ANDIE GRAHAM

JONATHAN BINSTOCK

GABRIELA LOPEZ

GEORGE STEELE

MARION OWEN

DAVID KENSEK

SANDRA BUDIMIR

ERICK RUVIO

THOMAS MUNDELL

SAM WEBBER

Any errors or omissions are purely accidental. Please email info@thecompanytheatreroc.org with corrections.

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SPECIAL THANKS TO:

BILLSBORO WINERY

THE TEMPLE THEATER

WEGMANS

PEDULLAS WINE & LIQUOR

AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DONORS AND PATRONS WHO HAVE JOINED US FOR THIS FIRST SEASON AND THE MANY MORE TO COME, THANK YOU.

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