Saturday, September 26, 2009

Stephanie Youell Binetti does double duty!

Stephanie Youell Binetti spent a good deal of her summer soaking up the sun at Cape Cod while bringing audiences to their knees with her smooth sounds and shimmying as DeLee in Cape Playhouse's production of Smokey Joe's Cafe. Now that she's returned to New York City, she'll be performing the lead role of Meg in Marrying Meg in the New York Musical Theater Festival with Broadway greats Michael McCormick (Curtains), Lisa Howard (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and Kathy Fitzgerald (9 to 5).

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

See Raissa Dorff in Terranova

Raissa Dorff is being recognized and acclaimed for her work both on the stage and behind the scenes. She is currently reprising the role of Dorothy Dix, the famed woman reporter and advice columnist in Terranova, playing now through September 22 at The Actors' Playhouse. It is the true story of the 16-year-old Italian immigrant Josephina Terranova, who in 1906 killed her aunt and uncle to free herself from their abuse and was acquitted for the murders. Terranova appeared at the New York International Fringe Festival and was one of 20 shows out of the 200 chosen to continue in the Fringe Encore Series. For tickets and show times, visit And because of her outstanding work with The Active Theater Company, Raissa was also recently selected to be the Assistant Artistic Director of the organization.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

House of Blue Leaves stars Active's own David Ojala

David Ojala keeps a lot on his plate. He was instrumental in bringing to life a new piece by Jonothan Lyons at the Here Arts Center titled The Tenement, the dark and poignant story of a six-foot rat looking for love in a world of people; eventually and ironically finding work as an exterminator. For more information on this groundbreaking production visit He also opened The Gallery Players' House of Blue Leaves on September 12, running through September 27. In this hilarious piece by John Guare, he plays an MP officer who inadvertently saves the Pope from being blown up. For tickets call (718) 595-0547 or visit And, closer to home, David is working side by side with Glory Bowen, the director of Active Theater Company's upcoming Two Rooms, as the Projection Designer. Keep a close eye on this website for ticket information and show dates.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Nathaniel Shaw at Sacramento Music Circus

Nathaniel Shaw summered at Sacramento Music Circus playing Caleb in the American musical theater classic, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Nathaniel's experience with the Paul Taylor Dance Company and his extensive resume of leading roles in regional theaters all over the country made him a standout in this time-honored favorite.