Past Productions


Carrie the musical

Our most recent production was performed to sold out houses on January 11th-14th, 2018 at Rhino Studio 237 in Pompton Lakes, NJ.  The show was directed by Jo Ann Ventor with music direction by Anthony Bevilacqua, choreography by Mariel Letourneau and lighting design by Ryan Seffinger.

Cast: 

Kelly Baron, Brandon Bennett, Nicole Boscarino, Brandon Conti, Christina Eliades, Robert Falco, Mollie Gash, Michelle McMillan, Cristian Morillo, Mary Kate Portera, Remi-Marie Presky, James Russo, Randi Seffinger, Anna Ventor, Ryan Washington

 

Nunsense: The Mega-Musical Version

This heavenly musical was performed June 2nd-5th, 2016 at Rhino Theatre in Pompton Lakes, NJ.  The show was directed by Jo Ann Ventor with music direction by Greg Paradis and choreography by Alexa Racioppi.

Cast:

Cheryl Alessio
Ann Alfano
Caitlyn Jurewicz
Alexa Racioppi
Randi Seffinger
Beth Valenti

Read our review in NJ Stage here!

 

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

This musical comedy, presented in a series of vignettes,  was performed October 2nd-4th, 2015 at Preakness Reformed Church in Wayne, NJ.  The show was directed by Jo Ann Ventor with musical direction by Greg Paradis and choreography by Annie Tubbs.

Cast:

Kristen Auteri
Matthew Haines
Greg Paradis
Mary Kate Portera
James Russo
Sarah Strickland

Check out our great review from BroadwayWorld here!

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Next to Normal

Our inaugural production, Next to Normal, was performed on Friday March 6 and Saturday March 72015 at Old Paramus Reformed Church.

Such an amazing and professional production!! The acting, singing, directing, music, set – everything was beyond fantastic! You’ve set the bar high! —  C. Stern

Off the charts amazing!!!! — J. McGovern

Read our review from BroadwayWorld here!

The production on the whole is wonderfully sung especially in “A Light in the Dark” and “Maybe (Next to Normal)”. The group numbers blend the amazing voices and bring down the house – notably the soaring finale “Light.”

Next To Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, it was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles TimesThe Washington PostRolling Stone and The New York Times.

Cast and Crew-Ridgewood Production

Dr. Madden – Brendan Joel Bartlett
Gabe – Anthony Crouchelli
Dan – Matthew Haines
Diana – Randi Seffinger
Henry – Bobby Snyder
Natalie – Anna Ventor

Director – Reegan McKenzie
Musical Director – Greg Paradis
Stage Manager – Sophia Voglino
Pit Orchestra Manager – Ryan Seffinger
Lighting and Sound Design – Cinema Technology Services

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Buzz Theatre Productions was proud to take our show on the road! Buzz, in collaboration with Rhino Theatre, was pleased to present an additional eight performances of Next to Normal in June, 2015. Our talented cast, crew and spectactular sets made it a production not to miss!


See us featured in the New York Times here!

Read our review from New Jersey Stage here!

Cast and Crew-Rhino Theatre Production

Dr. Madden – Brendan Joel Bartlett
Gabe – Rob Ryan
Dan – Matthew Haines
Diana – Randi Seffinger
Henry – Bobby Snyder
Natalie – Anna Ventor

Directors – Jo Ann Ventor and Carmela Wolosz
Musical Director – Sean Cameron
Stage Manager – Sophia Voglino
Sound Design – Ken Wolosz
Lighting Design – John Latona

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