Justin has maintained a diverse career working in the theatre industry for over three decades. He served as Executive Producer to The Group Theatre Too, a theatre collective in NYC, for 15 years producing the award-winning musical, Count To Ten at The New York Musical Festival, the revival of Michael Bennett’s Seesaw, and the Pulitzer-Prize nominated play, Album by David Rimmer. Other credits include: The Choreographer’s Canvas at the 92nd Street Y, The World Goes Round at Circle in the Square, and Song and Dance Men at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Justin is an award-winning director and choreographer with credits including Crazy For You (Berkshire Theatre Award), Hairspray (Lincoln Center Award), Errol and Fidel (NYMF Award), Gypsy of the Year, and the Off-Broadway musical One Night With Fanny Brice. In 2019 he was the program advisor for Peridance’s Commercial Dance Program, and currently is co-director of the non-profit youth organization, New Generation Theatre, in Rockland County. Justin appeared on MTV’s “Made” as a coach for aspiring performers and continues teaching as an adjunct professor at Marymount Manhattan College and Broadway Dance Center. He is also Artistic Director of Common Ground, a project bringing tap dancing and its history to people all around the world. He’s worked with such talented artists as Lady Gaga, Phillip Boykin, Nicole Fosse, Richard Kline, Chita Rivera, and many more. Justin is a member of Actors Equity and the Society of Directors and Choreographers. www.justinboccitto.comMichael Kevin Baldwin, Associate Artistic Director/Director of Education
Michael has performed in dozens of productions on the Playhouse stage, most recently as Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast. Other favorite acting credits include playing Tony Whitcomb in Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center and The Notary in The Barber of Seville at The Metropolitan Opera. Michael has taught at The Brearley School, Hunter College High School, Skidmore College, Ghost Light Theater Camp, TADA NYC, SOAR, and The Falls Village Children’s Theater. Michael co-created and directed the play #BraveSpace, which premiered at New York University’s Forum on Ethnodrama. #BraveSpace explores the impact that theater has on the development of youth identity. Michael has conducted masterclasses and delivered speeches all over the country, most notably serving as a keynote speaker for The Educational Theatre Association’s “Theater in our Schools” initiative. Michael received a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater and Sociology from Skidmore College and a Master’s Degree in Education from The City College of New York.
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A One-Woman Musical
Starring KIMBERLY FAYE GREENBERG
Directed by BRIAN CHILDERS
Choreographed by JUSTIN BOCCITTO
SATURDAY, JULY 2ND – 8PM
IN THE BOBBIE OLSEN THEATER
If you’re looking for laughs and Broadway style theatrical entertainment, Fanny Brice is the one to deliver ‘em to ya — well, Fanny Brice via Kimberly Faye Greenberg. The legendary comedian’s life was first dramatized by Barbra Streisand in the hit Broadway musical and film Funny Girl, and now you can see Greenberg capture her hilarious spirit all over again in this original critically acclaimed and fabulous one-woman solo show.
Enjoy classic show tunes, good old-fashioned fun and hilarity, as we travel through time with Fanny Brice, the legendary Jewish comedienne, Ziegfeld Follies/Broadway star, recording artist, and film actress extraordinaire. One of the most popular radio stars of all time, Fanny was the voice of “Baby Snooks” on air for 25 years and even better known as the inspiration for the musical & movie Funny Girl.
“Fabulous Fanny Brice brings Fanny Brice to fabulous life!”
– The Huffington PostTICKETS ON SALE HERE!
A Musical Fable of Broadway
Based on a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by FRANK LOESSER
Book by JO SWERLING & ABE BURROWS
Directed & Choreographed by JUSTIN BOCCITTO
Associate Choreography by DANI CHAMPAGNE
Musical Direction by JACOB CARLL
JULY 29TH – AUGUST 14TH
IN THE BOBBIE OLSEN THEATER
Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.TICKETS ON SALE HERE!
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
By PAUL PORTNER
Directed by BRUCE JORDAN
“The audience was helpless with laughter!”
– The New York Times
“Shrieks of laughter night after night!”
– The Washington Post
Presented by special arrangement with Cranberry Productions, Inc.
AUGUST 27TH – SEPTEMBER 11TH
IN THE BOBBIE OLSEN THEATER
This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
Voted “Best Comedy of the Year” seven times by the Boston Globe and recipient of the title “Best Play of the Year” by both the Chicago Sun-Times and the Philadelphia Enquirer, Shear Madness has also received the Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America and has been inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame, the first play ever to receive that accolade.TICKETS ON SALE HERE!
By LORRAINE HANSBERRY
“A pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.”
OCTOBER 7TH – OCTOBER 16TH
IN THE BOK
Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.TICKETS ON SALE HERE!
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of
Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com