In its fun musical salute to the Christmas season, Forté Productions has created a 1950’s style variety show featuring many Kelsey Theatre regulars in a delightful mix of comedy, skits, Broadway and pop favorites, and audience participation. After an enthusiastic reception to its debut production in 2015, Forté Productions has invited guest performers from Maurer Productions OnStage, Pegasus Theatre Project, Rooftop Theatre Collaborative, and Downstage Center Dance to add even more merriment to an entertaining and nostalgic theater experience.
Director John Zimmerman attributes the show’s popularity to the desire for fun times during the holiday season. “This show delivers. The efforts of our talented cast add up to a special gift for Kelsey patrons,” he said. “We hope that when they look back on Christmas 2016, this show will be one of their fond memories.”
The cast includes Allyson Alzate of Dayton, Robie Angarone of Hamilton, Amy Bessellieu of Lawrenceville, Tom Bessellieu of Lawrenceville, Samantha Campisi of Princeton, Kim Cupo of Fairless Hills, Pa., Alex deMets of Newtown, Pa., Cameron Dunbar of Trenton, Nolah Flynn of Yardley, Pa., Meah Jones of Hamilton, Jillian Lee of Hamilton Square, Diana Maurer of Ewing, John Maurer of Ewing, Shannon Mohan of Langhorne, Pa., Anna Perno of Hamilton, Maria Pinto of Trenton, Alexys Pulsinelli of Bordentown, Debbie Ryan of Robbinsville, Keira Mei Santiago of East Windsor, Vidhi Sapru of West Windsor, Peter Sauer of Yardley, Pa., Shreya Savur of Robbinsville, Catherine Scelza of Columbus, Avani Singh of Dayton, Simone Smith of Allentown, Amanda Sorrento of Hamilton, Lauren Sorrento of Hamilton, Liz Susswein of Hamilton, Julia Toto of Pennington, Jenny Weiner of East Windsor, Gina Whalen of Millstone Township, Maura Whalen of Millstone Township, Sean Whalen of Millstone Township, Penelope White of Princeton, Michelle Whitescarver of East Windsor, Kaitlyn Young of Robbinsville, Fady Zaher of Hamilton, James Zimmerman of Hamilton, John Zimmerman of Hamilton, Stephanie Zimmerman of Hamilton, and Matthew Zisk of Princeton.
Joining John Zimmerman on the production team are Producer Stephanie Zimmerman, Music Director Peter deMets and Stage Manager Beverly Kuo-Hamilton.