Angelina Ballerina The Musical


Angelina Ballerina The Musical

  • Book & Lyrics Susan DiLallo
  • Composer Ben Morss
  • Director/Choreographer Sam Viverito
  • Set Designer Kyle Dixon
  • Costume Designer Amanda Jenks
  • Costume Assistant Holly McCaffrey
  • Stage Manager Tanya Sapp


In Angelina Ballerina The Musical, Angelina and her friends, Alice, Gracie, AZ, Viki and even their teacher, Ms. Mimi, are all aflutter because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy! Angelina and her friends will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig and of course, ballet and they are excited to show off their skills to their famous visitor. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for? Based on the CG-animated series, "Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps," Angelina Ballerina The Musical is a family-friendly show that will have the entire audience dancing in the aisles.





Sabrina Karlin (Serena Silvertail) is thrilled to be stepping into one of her favorite series as a tiny dancer! Off-Broadway: The Pointe (Broadway Bound Festival). Regional: Oklahoma! 75th Anniversary (Sundance). Dance: Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, Second Avenue Dance Company. BFA in Dance/BA in Journalism, NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Do it with your heart!

Livvie Goble (Alice) is so excited to be joining this incredible team! She recently graduated from NYU Tisch. Favorite credits include You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Sally Brown), Shrek the Musical (Gingy, Sugar Plum Fairy), Peter and the Starcatcher (Teacher, Hawking Clam), and Sunday in the Park with George (Louise).

Breanna Lynn McDowell (Miss Mimi) is thrilled to be joining the cast of Angelina Ballerina! She was most recently seen as Prissy Von Missy in a workshop of the musical KC @ Bat (Open Arts Alliance). Her favorite credits include Tammy Wynette in Stand By Your Man:The Tammy Wynette Musical (Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre), Frozen (Disney Cruise Line), and Oklahoma (College Light Opera Company). Endless thanks to her family, friends, Harlem Hub, and her husband, Adam.

Gabriella Francis (Angelina Ballerina) is very excited to be making her debut with Vital Theatre! She received her B.F. A in Musical Theatre from Northern Kentucky University. Since graduating she has moved to New York City and been traveling and performing all over! Some precarious credits include Ariel/Belle/Rapunzel in Disenchated at The Carnegie, Johanna in Sweeney Todd with Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, and Martha Cratchit in Busch Gardens production of Scrooge No More, where she will be returning to this holiday season!

Adriana Pannuzzo (Gracie) is thrilled to be joining the cast of Angelina Ballerina! Originally from Melbourne, Australia. Adriana recently graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (New York) for Musical Theatre. She recently made her debut as Mary Bonauto at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York. Some other credits include: An Evening at the Jewel Lounge (Ruby), Crazy for you, Guys and Dolls and Billy Elliot the Musical (Angela Robson).

Jack Flatley (Dad) is thrilled to be joining this awesome team. National Tour: A Charlie Brown Christmas Off-Broadway: Geeks! The Musical, The Unexpected Guest, Cinderella, A Christmas Carol, Frankenstein: The Musical Regional: Convention (Irondale Theatre Center, NY), Another Revolution (Centenary Stage, NJ), My Fair Lady (Sharon Playhouse, CT) University: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Drowsy Chaperone, Company.

Kyle Meisner (AZ Mouse) is excited to hip-hop with everyone in Mouseland! Favorite credits include: Kiss Me, Kate (Gremio, Gangster U/S), A Chorus Line (Mike Costa), CATS (Alonzo), and featured dancing in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. Marymount Manhattan College graduate! Special thanks to Holly and the Vital team. Love + gratitude to his parents, especially for encouraging him to dance at an early age. @meisnerkyle

Elizabeth Bays (Viki) is jazzed to be returning to the lovely world of Angelina Ballerina as Viki. She previously played Alice in the national tour of Angelina Ballerina. Other theatre credits include The Tower (HERE Arts Center), Photoluminescence (Hudson Guild Theatre), Persephone (NY Fringe Festival), Urinetown (Adirondack Lake Theatre Festival.) Film credits include Surprise! (short) and Where's Billy (short), both are a part of a series of period piece films she is creating called Bitsy's Bits. Training- William Esper Studio.


Susan DiLallo (Book & Lyrics) s the recipient of the coveted Kleban Award. Her libretto for an original musical comedy, Iron Curtain, earned her a Jonathan Larson Award, and was further developed during a residency at the Eugene ONeill Theater Center. Her book and lyrics to another musical, Once Upon a Time in New Jersey, won both a Richard Rodgers Award and The Global Search for New Musicals Competition, Cardiff. Other credits include: libretto for Fancy (a country musical based on the Reba McEntire song) the Mattel/Clear Channel production of Barbie Live! In Fairytopia (book, lyrics) Thats Life (Outer Critics Circle nominee) Fancy Nancy (book and lyrics), Pinocchio, a Musical about Adoption (winner, KIDDstuff new play competition) and the revised libretto for the classic A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Member: ASCAP, The Dramatists Guild.

Ben Morss (Composer) earned his doctorate in music from the University of California at Davis. He has also played piano and arranged for platinum-selling bands such as Cake and Wheatus, and his playing was used in the films Sidewalks of New York and L.I.E. His indie pop band, Onward Chariots, toured Europe twice and placed a song on international television. Ben is an alumnus of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop. He arranged the music for the stage version of Trey Parker's Cannibal! The Musical and created music for Anansi the Story King at Georgetown University. His two children's musicals, Pop Star and Cinderella's Mice, are published by Samuel French. His new indie rock band, Ancient Babies, has released two albums on Mint 400 Records.

Sam Viverito (Director/Choreographer) has directed and choreographed internationally in such diverse places as, South Korea (Hairspray, Bat Boy, Disneys Hunchback Of Notre Dame, King & I, Quiz Show and the 1st American company of A Chorus Line), Canada (A Touch Of Broadway, Angelina Ballerina, Garden Brothers Circus) Malaysia and Japan, (Charles Bachs Wonder) England (Brighton Cares). New York audiences has seen his work in Cut The Ribbons, (starring Donna McKechnie, Georgia Engel and Barbara Feldon) Duplex, Bag Fulla Money, Angelina Ballerina, Angelina Ballerina The Very Merry Holiday Musical, and Fancy Nancy) He has directed and choreographed National tours of A Chorus Line, Man Of Lamancha, Angelina Ballerina, Fancy Nancy and Gypsy. His work regionally includes: La Cage Aux Folles, Funny Girl, Sweet Charity, Annie, 42nd Street, Evita, Buddy, Broadway Bound, Opa!, Corps Of Discovery, and for the last 21 years, the Shoji Tabuchi Show, in Branson, MO. His company, VIVO, Inc is now involved with developing original works

Kyle Dixon (Set Designer) A Kentucky native and graduate of Morehead State University, Kyle Dixon has been a freelance scenic artist/designer in New York for over eight years. From stage to showrooms, he has worked across Manhattan, as well at various theatres in the Southeast. Recent favorite designs include Angelina Ballerina, The Musical (Off-Broadway, Toronto, Nation Tour), Growing Up 70's, starring Barry Williams, a.k.a. Greg Brady (Off-Broadway), Aspern Papers (Off-Broadway), South Pacific, Shakespeare and Love (directed by Jane McCullough) The Crucible, Zombie Prom, Twelfth Night, and Bat Boy. His scenic artwork may be seen across the country, from the stage of The Lost Colony on Roanoke Island, NC to the Bellagio Conservatory in Las Vegas.

Amanda Jenks (Costume Designer) s an NYIT-Award nominated freelance costume designer for theatre, film, television, and dance based in New York City and a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Currently, she is the assistant costume designer for the Bob Crowley-designed musical An American in Paris currently nominated for 12 Tony's including Outstanding Costume Design of a Musical now running at Broadway's Palace Theater after it's sold-out run at the Thtre du Chtelet in Paris. She's also an assistant costume designer on the School of Rock (costume design by Anna Louizos).

Holly McCaffrey (Costume Assistant ) is delighted to be working with Vital Theatre Company again. She has previously assisted on Kid Frankenstein (2017), Wizard of Oz (2017), and the Vital tours of Pinkalicious (2017) and Flight School (2017). Holly has also worked with the Costume Design teams for the An American In Paris 1st National Tour and the School Of Rock 1st National Tour. She was also the Assistant Costumer for the Mint Theater Company's production of Hindle Wakes (2017). Holly has had the pleasure to stitch for Les Miserables North American Tour (2017), From Here to Eternity (2017) at Ogunquit Playhouse, and Jersey Boys (2017) at New World Stages. She would like to thank her family and friends and everyone at Vital Theatre Company.

Tanya Sapp (Stage Manager) is super excited to be back on the road Stage Managing for Vital Theatre! Previously she was on the road with Flight School and Pinkalicious. When shes not stage managing, you can find her as the Box Office/Merchandise Manager for Vital Theatre, and auditioning for her big break on stage. As Angelina says, lets get up and dance!

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