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Spring Musical


Grease Dance

Date:
April 2-3, 2020

Night Performances:
7pm

Location:
ACT of Connecticut

Do you like to sing and dance?  Each Spring Immaculate presents a musical under the direction of Matt Farina, who has choreographed musicals at Immaculate, Joel Barlow High School and Musicals at Richter as well as performed in musicals at many regional theaters.  He assumed the role of director starting with the 2015 Musical at Richter's Hairspray and the 2016 Immaculate production of Oklahoma! with great success.

The Spring Musical is truly a community endeavor, involving students, faculty and parents in all aspects of bringing the show to life - acting, singing, dancing, set design and construction, costume design, make-up, marketing, lighting and sound, stage management, props.  

Auditions are held in early December with the first rehearsal just before Christmas break, and then continuing January through the end of April when the show goes on.  Rehearsals for the musical are held in the evening and some weekend days. Not every night is a full cast rehearsal - the Director, Producer and Musical Director create a schedule indicating who needs to attend when.

Immaculate has produced both classic and modern musicals. Students with prior experience and those trying theater for the first time are welcome to audition.  In addition to lead roles, there are supporting roles and ensemble roles available.

Photos From Grease

Seven Angels Theater Halo Awards & Nominations

Pippin - 2019

> Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play - James Vigar as Mr. Webb in Our Town
> Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play - Emilia McGuinness Getzinger as Julia Gibbs in Our Town
> Best Costume Design - Elizabeth Varda for Our Town/Pippin
> Best Hair and/or Makeup Design - Lin Marie Vitarbo '19 for Our Town
> Best Lighting Design and/or Execution - Colby Bellone'19 for Our Town/Pippin
> Best Stage Management - Dan Wroblewski '19 (SM) for Pippin
> Best Incidental or Original Music in a Play - Vincent Fontenelli '21 for Our Town
> Best Dancing - Pippin
> Best Specialty Ensemble - Zach Demko '19, Alison Harco '20, Stella Sabo '21, Amber Fairchild '21 & Gabriella Casturani '19 as Pippin & The 4 Dancers in Pippin
> Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Play - Ethan Beaulac '21 as George Gibbs in Our Town
> Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Play - Camille Vail '20 as Emily Webb in Our Town
> Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Classical Play - Nicole Kolitsas '21 as Stage Manager in Our Town
> Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Contemporary Musical - Zach Demko '19 as Pippin in Pippin
> Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Contemporary Musical - Nicole Kolitsas '21 as Leading Player Dark in Pippin
> Best Classical Play - Our Town
> Best Contemporary Musical - Pippin

Grease - 2018

> Best Comic Male Performance in a Musical - Robert Fontenelli '21
> Best Comic Female Performance in a Musical - Marina Kolitsas '18
> Best Costume Design - Ilona Ludanyi '18
> Best Props Design and/or Management- Kristen LeFebvre '19
> Best Running Crew
> Best Stage Management - Kevin McCoy '18 and David Mercier '18
> Best Dancing
> Best Featured Dancers - Zach Demko '19 and Jillian Fredette '18
> Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Musical - Claire Goode '18
> Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Classical Musical - Zach Demko '19
> Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Classical Musical - Lauren Garvey '18
> Best Classical Musical 
> Dance Molinari Scholarship (director nominated) awarded to Jillian Fredette '18 WIN

Fiddler on the Roof - 2017

> Best Dancing  WIN 
> Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Classical Musical - Logan Monaco '17 - Tevye  WIN 
> Best Classical Musical WIN 
> Best Lighting Design and/or Execution - Colby Bellone '19
> Best Sound  Design and/or Execution - Bailey Bellone '17
> Best Stage Management - Kevin McCoy '18
> Best Featured Dancer - Jillian Fredette '18 - Chava's Dance/Chavaleh Sequence
> Best Specialty Ensemble in a Musical - "To Life"
> JP Baughman '17, Matthew Christe '19, Sean Decker '17, Zach Demko '19, Bart Flaherty '19, Boneza Gaburungyi '20, Matt Gerbo '18, Douglas Girardot '17, Brian Kerins '17, Kevin McCoy '18, David Mercier '18, Trey Michaelsen '20, DrewMitchell '20, Matt Olencki '17, Lucio Santander '18, James Vigar '19, Zach Zuccala '17
> Best Chorus
> Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Musical - Giovanni Fardella '17 - Lazar Wolf
> Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Musical - Gigi Chapleau '20 - Yente
> Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Classical Musical - Marina Kolitsas '18 - Golde
> Dance Molinari Scholarship (director nominated) awarded to Jillian Fredette  WIN 
> Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards (CHSMTA) nominations
>Best Lobby Design - parent committee  WIN

Oklahoma! - 2016

> Best Lead Actor - Jack Garvey '16 - Curly
> Best Lead Actress - Marina Kolitsas '18 - Laurey
> Best Supporting Actress - Isabella Mercaldo '16 - Ado Annie
> Best Duo - Isabella Mercaldo '16 and Alex Gerbo '16 -- Ado Annie and Will Parker
> Dancing -- Okalahoma! Cast
> Best Featured Dancer - Jillian Fredette '18
> Best Featured Actor - Logan Monaco '17 - Jud Fry
> Best Classic Musical

Stephen Sondheim Award Nominations

Pippin - 2019

Matthew Farina, the creative force and director of many of Immaculate’s Spring Musicals, received a Stephen Sondeheim Special Achievement Award for his “innovative work” on “PIPPIN.”  Mr. Farina presented an original concept version of the musical, having it take place in the mind of Pippin and featuring two Leading Players as his consciences instead of one, with the entire production performed “in the round.”

> Best Costume Design - Elizabeth “Lizzie” Varda ‘20
> Best Lighting - Colby Bellone '19

Grease - 2018

> Best Supporting Actress - Marina Kolitsas '18
> Best Choreography - Matt Farina
> Best Direction - Matt Farina
> Best Musical  

CHSMTA nominations

Oklahoma! - 2016

> Best Director – Matt Farina
> Best Choreography – Matt Farina
> Best Supporting Actor - Logan Monaco '17 – Jud Fry
> Outstanding Lighting Design – RKE and Visual Wavelength LLC