production team

 

RANDY LICHTMAN (Co-Music Director)

EMMANUEL SCHVARTZMAN (Co-Music Director / Vocal Director) Credits: (Cats, The Last Five Years, Songs for a New World, Company, Cabaret, Footloose, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Jeckyll & Hyde, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, 42nd St., Bye Bye Birdie, The Wiz, The Appletree, Oklahoma, Fiddler on the Roof, The Fantasticks, She Loves Me, Little Shop of Horrors, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Into the Woods and Hair). An accomplished musician, Manny has been an accompanist and coach for vocalists and instrumentalists across South Florida, and has also won numerous piano competitions and has appeared as a soloist with award-winning orchestras and musicians. He has performed with Barbara Cook, toured with the Young Americans, and worked with Lee Musiker and Michael Phillip Thomas to name a few. A sought-after pianist and musical director, he is very active with numerous companies year-round, including high school, college and professional choirs, and theater companies. AA and BM in piano performance. Manny is thrilled to be working with such a talented cast and directors!
 
GERRI CARUNCHO (Choreographer) has been a dance teacher for over twenty years. As a professional dancer she performed in Mexico, Spain and toured the Southern United States and performed with Miami Dance Company, Ballet Etudes, and Les Jazz Ballets. Educated by the following teachers: Charles Russell, Virginia Carlovich, Susanna Prieto, Bill Allen, Doug Caldwell, Frank Hatchett and the late Gus Giordano, Carl Fogle, John Mederos and Jack Stanley, they each inspired and formulated her love of dance. In 1981, Ms. Caruncho opened her own school, Dancer’s Point, which was very successful claiming various National titles and the coveted A.C.C.A. award for Best Recital, Best Choreography and Outstanding Soloists.  Ms. Caruncho choreographed the Carnaval Miss Miami Pageant for 10 years and the Sears Solo Para Mi show for Calle Ocho working with such great artists as Willie Chirino and the late Celia Cruz.  Since then, she has been judging and teaching master classes for various organizations both nationally and internationally. Her former students are dancing on Broadway shows, revues, theme parks and many are teaching or developing choreographers! Ms. Caruncho is the dance director of the prestigious Gulliver Preparatory School, holds a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Nova Southeastern University and is certified to teach dance in the state of Florida. In 2002, she was the American judge at the World Dance Show Championships in Reisa, Germany. Besides presenting her creative teaching style in Pennsylvania, New York and Boston she also had the opportunity to teach master classes in contemporary, hip hop and musical theatre in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Ms. Caruncho specializes in teaching ballet, lyrical, contemporary, jazz and musical theatre and has been a master teacher for the following organizations: Dance Masters of America, Dance Educators, American Dance Awards, North American Dance Championships, Headliners and Legends Conventions.
 
PHILLIP LACRET (Asst. Stage Manager) was born on October 5th, 1984 in North Bergen New Jersey to parents, Lourdes and Reynaldo Lacret and sisters, Jennifer, and Leslie. Due to a premature birth, he was born with a disability called Cerebral Palsy.  Phillip has acted, written, and directed various projects as well as worked as Assistant Director and House Managers on various other projects. He made his stage debut in 2005, with the Miami-Dade College presentation of Thorton Wilder’s Our Town, in which he played a guest at an event, a choir member, a wedding guest, and a dead man. After Our Town, Phillip took a break from acting to support his sister, Jennifer, who was pregnant during the making of Our Town. The following year, in 2006, he performed in The Dining Room, in which he played a client, a kid, and a dinner guest. In 2008, he played the lead in two short 15 minute Spanish plays called Everyone’s Forgiveness, about a victim of a car accident, who learns how to forgive, and Colors of Hope, about a poor teenager from a poor family who tries to find a better life for himself.  In 2008, he made his directorial debut in a short skit called Dancing with Jesus, about Mary’s love and admiration for her son. I also provided the theme song, “Everything” by Lifehouse.  In 2002, he wrote the screenplay, Superboy, based on the DC Comics, and the 1980’s TV show starring John Haymes-Newton who played the character from 1988-1989, and Gerard Christopher, who played the character from 1989-1992. After that, he wrote a screenplay called In the Blood dedicated to is late grandfather, Jose Ponjoan, who in a lot of ways is responsible for the person I am today. I have more screenplay ideas on the way: Roommates, Chris, The Munsters, and Zorro: The Legend Begins.  In 2007, he was Assistant Director for a play called I Love You, You’re Perfect, now Change at Miami-Dade, and just recently, he was Assistant House Manager for September 10th, and House Manager for Orestes.
 

Gus Agularia - Roy's Construction


George Feldner - Gigsup


John Forrer - Protech E3 Inc

DEBRA GINSBERG  (Artistic Director  / Executive Producer) is thrilled to be directing this very talented cast and performing in Mel Brook’s 12 -time Tony® Award winning hit THE PRODUCERS.

Originally from New York, Debra?s long acting career as a dedicated performer in numerous community and professional theatrical productions combines with a career as a director and executive producer. While coming off of a very successful run of OCEAN REEF THE MUSICAL and currently in pre-production for The Academy at Ocean Reef’s Broadway Review, she has also directed and co-produced the Miami Stage Company’s production of Noises Off and critically acclaimed CATS, which was a national first and triumphant Community Theater undertaking.

Other directorial credits include The Ocean Reef Yacht Club's version of American Idol and Sacha in Concert (in which she also performed), The Odd Couple, An Evening To Remember (The Wilton Theater, CT) and several Miami productions of Who Killed The Director for which she received several awards. Her acting, singing, and dancing talents have also won her awards as Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for her roles "Miss Hannigan" in Annie and "Widow Corney" in Oliver.  She has costarred in a Philip  Michael Thomas and Sandi Morais production of Sacha (Hollywood Playhouse) and stepped-in as “Harriet The Horrible Owl” and “ The Mother” in Sacha on Broadway (Riverside Theatre, New York  City.) Her numerous performing credits include " Grizabella /  Electra / Griddlebone  " in various productions of CATS throughout southern Florida, "Joanne" in Company ( The Riviera Theater, Miami ), the "Wicked Stepmother" in  Cinderella (Actors  Playhouse, Miami) as well as many other starring roles including Hello Dolly,  Candide, Cabaret, Carousel, Lost in Yonkers,  Blithe Spirit, Songs for a New World, Godspell, Some Enchanting Evening, and The Seven  Year Itch. Although Debra has enjoyed a successful 28-year career on Wall Street she has never lost her love for the theater.

You can visit her personal website: www.debraginsberg.net

 

Morgan Jonas (Stage Manager)

George Bradley - assistant to the executive producer

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