Pantochino Productions Inc, Connecticut's brand new, non-profit theatre company has opened "Cinderella Skeleton, the Musical" at Arts Hall on Audubon Street in New Haven, Connecticut. The new musical plays through October 30th.
"Cinderella Skeleton, the Musical" is based on the award-winning book by Robert D. San Souci. The new family-friendly musical features book and lyrics by Bert Bernardi and music by Scott Simonelli. Set in a magical graveyard called Boneyard Acres, it is a fun, fresh and frightfully delightful Halloween spin on the classic Cinderella tale.
Featured in the cast are Mary Mannix, who plays the weary waif with the sad stunned face Cinderella Skeleton, Danny Moser as Prince Charnel, George Spelvin as wicked Stepmother Skreech, Jimmy Johansmeyer as Tall Bony Jane, Ryan Hazelbaker as Gristlene, Shelley Marsh Poggio as the Queen, Ian Galligan as the Footman, Justin Rugg as the Gravedigger, Harmony McGiveny as the Fairy Witch, Jessica Intelisano as Bitsy and featuring Matthew Johnson, Stavros Koumbaros, Lucy Moon, and Sarah Skrip as the residents of Boneyard Acres.
"Cinderella Skeleton, the Musical" features sets by legendary artist Von Del Mar, eye-popping costumes by Jimmy Johansmeyer, lighting by Seth Harris, audio by Elizabeth Cecere, production stage management by Michael J. Sgrignari, and additional choreography by Ryan Hazelbaker. The show is stage and directed by Bert Bernardi.
Bernardi and Johansmeyer, founders of Pantochino are best known throughout Southern Connecticut for their inimitable brand of theatre for young audiences. Along with composer Simonelli, their work includes "Halloween High School," "Auntie Claus," and "Beau and the Beast" among others. Johansmeyer, who will also appear in the show, has designed costumes for off-Broadway, summer, regional and educational theatres across the country. Bernardi is not only a playwright, but also an actor and director who is recipient of the Connecticut Critic's Circle Tom Killen Award for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre.
"Cinderella Skeleton, the Musical" will be performed at ACES Educational Center for the Arts, Arts Hall, located at 55 Audubon Street in the thriving visual and performing arts district of New Haven. Performances are Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 5:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. All seats are $15.00. Parking is available in the adjacent Audubon Court Garage. More information and tickets are available at www.cinderellaskeleton.com.
Photo Credit: Julia Gerace