Camp Rolling Hills

Book and Lyrics by Stacy Davidowitz & David Spiegel; Music and Lyrics by Adam Spiegel

Camp Rolling Hills

at The Pearl Theatre  [map]

  • Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm
  • Friday, August 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm
  • Friday, August 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Relive the days of lanyards, bunk beds and bug juice!

Pack up your duffle bags and head to Camp Rolling Hills for another wild summer of tune filled campfires, bunk beds, and treasure hunts (for missing underwear, that is!). From learning a new sport, to discovering a new talent, to finding their first love, these 12 tweens are off on an 8-week adventure that will forever change their lives. It doesn’t matter if you are a nerd, a jock, a tomboy, or a girly-girl because true friendships are made when all the rules are broken. After all, there is a different definition of cool at Camp!

 

Running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes. 

David Spiegel

David Spiegel (Book, Music, Lyrics)

David is a bookwriter & lyricist of Camp Rolling Hills the Musical. He learned to write at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Television, Radio & Film. He also has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Rutgers Business School. Full time, he is an Editorial Manager at CNBC Business News. Before that, he was a writer/producer of business news at CNN. And long before that, he was a counselor, head counselor, and theatre director at a small overnight summer camp in Upstate New York.



Jill Jaysen (Director)

Jill Jaysen, an Award-Winning Director and Playwright, founded Center Stage Theatre Company with the vision of awakening dreams for all who experience it. Jaysen is a strong proponent of creating new works while involving her students in the creative process. Since 2005, her students have appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in Film and TV. The company's original musicals have received multiple recognitions from the Moss Hart Memorial Award (often referred to as the Tony Award for New England), the York Theatre Company in New York City, and the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). Jaysen comes from a diversified background encompassing both the professional world and the performing arts. She is a corporate communication's coach/strategist, the founder of Optimum Edge Communications, as well as a former stockbroker. She is proud to be a founding producer of NYMF and currently serves on the Board of Directors.



Adam Spiegel

Adam Spiegel (Composer, Lyricist, Musical Director)

Adam is the composer and lyricist of Camp Rolling Hills the Musical. He is a New York-based composer, singer, actor and pianist, among many other things. He has written two full-length musicals: "Cloned!" (a New York Times Critic’s Pick and winner of NYMF 2014’s Best of Fest Audience Prize!) and "Camp Rolling Hills"; and a short musical about Purim, "The Whole Megillah," which recently performed at Feinstein's 54 Below. He completed two years as a composer in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, where he worked on a musical adaptation of "Back To The Future" with lyricist Dan Wolpow. As an actor, Adam has been seen as Peter in Vital Theatre Company’s "Pinkalicious, The Musical!" He has also written and arranged many songs for several rock/pop bands and a cappella groups. Adam is a graduate of NYU Steinhardt’s program in Music Business.



Stacy Davidowitz (Book writer & Lyricist)

Stacy is the author of the Camp Rolling Hills book series and a book writer & lyricist of "Camp Rolling Hills" the Musical. She is a NYC-based writer whose plays include "The Rubber Room" (Old Vic, London; Naked Angels), "PINK!" (NYIT Nominee; Lark Finalist), "Sacred Water" (Rag and Bone), "JOAN: Voices in the Fire" (co-writer, The Guthrie), and "Miracle Village" (Shakespeare’s Sister Semifinalist; Leah Ryan Finalist). Her musicals include "Hank & Gretchen" (produced in schools regionally) and "Camp Rolling Hills" (NYMF Next Link Finalist). Her short plays have been produced at The Flea, Sam French, Williamstown, NYMadness, Amios, etc. Stacy’s indie feature "In The Rubber Room" is in production with All the Way Around. Published by Broadway Play Publishing, Indie Theater Now, Steele Spring Stage Rights, YouthPLAYS. Her alma maters are British American Drama Academy; BS, Tufts University; MFA in Acting, Columbia University; Tyler Hill Camp.



Antonio Antonelli

Antonio Antonelli (Steinberg)

Antonio (15) began his acting journey at the young age of six. From 2007 to 2010 he lived in Rome, Italy, where he joined the theatre group “La Stazione dei Piccoli Attori”. Antonio has also studied acting with Center Stage Theatre Group, Bedford Acting group, and Staples Players, in Westport, CT. Favorite credits include: “The Phantom Tollbooth” , “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” ”Guys and Dolls,” “Footloose,” “Into the Woods,” “Anything Goes,” and “Seussical”.


Beatrice Tulchin

Beatrice Tulchin (Slimey)

Beatrice Tulchin is thrilled to be spending her summer at Camp Rolling Hills! Broadway: Original Broadway Cast: A Christmas Story (Mary Beth) and Matilda (Amanda Thripp); National Tour: Billy Elliot (Keeley Gibson); Off Broadway: Women Without Men/Mint Theater Co. (Phyllis Conway); NYC Equity Staged Reading: Chasing Rainbows (Young Virginia); TV/Film: The Affair, Red Oaks; Many fun Voiceovers!; Member of AEA & SAGAFTRA.


Carrie Berk

Carrie Berk (Melman)

Thirteen year old Carrie Berk is a quadruple threat: a ballerina, singer and actress, as well as the bestselling author of two book series: Peace, Love and Cupcakes and Fashion Academy (both produced as Off Broadway musicals). Recent credits: Rockers on Broadway, the New York Pops Gala at Carnegie Hall, This Way To Broadway, and Broadway Kids at Weill Concert Hall. She also has 100k followers on her Facebook blog page!


Chloe Manna

Chloe Manna (Missi)

Chloe Rose Manna is happy to return to NYMF! She was previously seen as Pei Pig in Ever Happily After. Chloe has studied at Broadway Edge, A Class Act New York, and with vocal coach Cynthia Gibb. Favorite credits: Camp Rolling Hills (Jamie); Seussical (Jojo); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie); Bye Bye Birdie (Ursula). Thanks to Jill for always encouraging her to reach higher, and her family for instilling her love of the arts.


David Hoffman

David Hoffman (Dover)

David Hoffman is thrilled to make his NYMF debut! He previously played the role of Dover in Center Stage’s production of Camp Rolling Hills. David has participated in multiple theatre productions with Center Stage in Westport, CT and Applause NYC. He has also performed in off-Broadway showcases through Broadway Artists Alliance and Futurefest at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Thanks to his family and Jill Jaysen for supporting him and believing in him.


Gia Asperas

Gia Asperas (Sara)

Gia Asperas (Sara Peterson) NYMF Debut! Credits include: Seussical (TheatreworksUSA), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Marcy Park, 7 Angels Theatre and Theatre Tuscaloosa), South Pacific (Liat, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Rachel Jackson, Allen Bales Theatre), and The Golden Mickeys (Mulan, Disney Cruise Line). Many thanks to Jamibeth, Renee, AAA, and the CRH team! Love to her friends and her unconditionally supportive family: LUMUTCGL! Roll Tide. IG: @giaasperas. www.GiaAsperas.com


Grace Rundhaug

Grace Rundhaug (Sophie)

GRACE RUNDHAUG is one happy camper to be making her NYMF debut! Theatre: School Of Rock Promotional Tour; Von Trapp Children: The Sound Of Music Live (54 Below); Belinda, A Christmas Carol (Hartford Stage); Marta Von Trapp, The Sound Of Music (Westchester Broadway Theatre); Hedrika, Miracle on 34th Street (Seven Angels Theatre); Molly, Annie (The Warner Theatre). Television: Marta, The Sound Of Music Live! (NBCUniversal). Film: Manhattan Night. Music Videos: Carrie Underwood's "Little Toy Guns".


James Ignacio

James Ignacio (Smelly)

James Ignacio (Smelly) is actually from New Jersey, loves baseball, and is learning how to play guitar—but he's not smelly! Broadway: The King and I (Royal Child/u.s. Louis Leonowens); Off Broadway: Oliver (Orphan, Signature Theater); AEA Workshop: Adam Guettel's Millions (Ensemble); Regional: A Christmas Story (Grover Dill, Barn Theatre NJ Premiere), New Voices of 2014 (Paper Mill Playhouse). 2015 Broadway Cares Gypsy of the Year, Broadway Kids Cabaret/ Friars Club.



Jamie Mann

Jamie Mann (Wiener)

Jamie Mann has spent the last year starring as Billy Elliot at Maltz Jupiter Theatre, FL; Company Theatre, MA; and Palace Theatre, NH. NYMF: Ever Happily After (Lord N. Taylor). Dance: The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Harlequinade with New York City Ballet; Alvin Ailey at the Apollo Theater; and The Nutcracker (Fritz) at Westport Country Playhouse. Training: School of American Ballet. Thanks to Jill Jaysen, Cynthia Gibb, Badiene Magaziner, Thommie Retter, and Shirley Grant Mgmt.


Jasper Burke

Jasper Burke (Totle)

Jasper Burke is 13 and relatively new to theater. He played the part of Play Dough in Center Stage's Westport, CT Production of Camp Rolling Hills, and Mr Bumble in Bedford Middle School's 2015 production of Oliver! He has performed extensively with School of Rock, singing Tom Petty and The Beatles, amongst others. A passionate music fan, he is never happier than when singing on stage.


Jillian Louis

Jillian Louis (Captain)

Jillian Louis Broadway: It Shoulda Been You; Off-Broadway: Soul Doctor; NYC: NYMF (6 seasons- 2x Outstanding Performance Award winner), Manhattan Theater Club, Symphony Space, 54 Below, The York, City Center/NYGASP, Theatre for the New City, Ars Nova, Theatreworks. Regional: St. Louis Rep, Walnut Street Theatre, Denver Center, American Theater Group, Arden, Prince, North Shore. TV/Film: Show Me A Hero, Louie, Mount Joy, Wallflowers, Ophelia Descending. Husband: Adorable screwball genius Keith Varney. JillianLouis.com


John Krause

John Krause (Rick)

NYMF Debut! Broadway: Fun Home. Touring/ Regional: Green Day’s American Idiot: The Musical (Ensemble); Rock of Ages (Drew Boley); Cruel Intentions: The Musical (Sebastian Valmont). BFA from The Boston Conservatory. Huge thanks to Ben, Tim, Remy and everyone at Stone Manners Salners. Much love to my family and friends for your unending love and support. And thank YOU for coming to see NEW musical theater! For Molly. “It’s always summer somewhere!”



Jonathan Eiler

Jonathan Eiler (Steinberg)

Jonathan Eiler is thrilled to perform in Camp Rolling Hills, his first show at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. He would like to thank his two wonderful sisters Anna and Sara, his parents, the cast and crew of Camp Rolling Hills, Mrs. Morris, his friends and family, Jill Jaysen, and Adam Spiegel for their help and support to get him this far. 


Keith Varney

Keith Varney (TJ)

Keith Varney has written Book, Music and Lyrics in various combination for I GOT FIRED (NYMF, DIMF - Best American Musical); BLOODY, BLOODY ANGELA LANSBURY: MURDER SHE WROTE LIVE; ELWAY: THE MUSICAL; THE OTHER SEX; JOSHUA: THE MUSICAL; PIE EATER & SCOOBY DOOSICAL. Acting credits include: Les Miserables, The Producers, The Full Monty, Titanic and I Got Fired (Best Actor in a Musical - DIMF). Much love to his wife (onstage and off) Jillian Louis. www.keithvarneywriter.com.


Lucas Casellas

Lucas Casellas (Totle)

Lucas Casellas (Totle) is thrilled to be part of Camp Rolling Hills at NYMF! In Westport and Weston, CT as well as San Jose, CA, he has enjoyed roles as the good guy in Cinderella and The Little Mermaid, and the bad guy in Aladdin, Guys and Dolls and Annie. When he’s not on stage, he can be found playing tennis, the ukulele or rock climbing. Thanks to his parents for their love and support.


Maizy Boosin

Maizy Boosin (Jamie)

Maizy Boosin is 13 years old and loves to act, sing, dance and perform, and is so excited to be performing in Camp Rolling Hills!. She has performed with Center Stage in 6 different shows. Maizy loves to cook, hang out with friends and do gymnastics. She has already begun thinking about a career in acting and singing and looks forward to working professionally. She thanks her amazing family, friends and of course, Jill.


Merin McCallum

Merin McCallum (Melman)

Merin McCallum is thrilled to return to NYMF for the third time! She was Gretel in Ever Happily After in 2013, and Mina in What Do Critics Know? in 2015. She lives in Connecticut where she will be starting 8th grade. Merin regularly performs at Center Stage Theatre Co. She also plays the clarinet in Wind Ensemble and All-City Band. Thanks to Jill Jaysen and Michael Schloegl, and love to her parents.


Mitchell Sink

Mitchell Sink (Play Dough)

Mitchell Sink has appeared on Broadway in Matilda (Bruce Bogtrotter) and Elf (Michael Hobbs) as well as the national tour and Madison Square Garden production of A Christmas Story (Scut Farcus). Other favorite roles include 13 (Evan) and the workshops of Finding Neverland (George) and Secondhand Lions (Walter). Mitchell can also be heard singing on Joe Jackson's album Fast Forward in the track “Far Away”.


Samantha Webster

Samantha Webster (Missi)

Sammy Webster is super excited to be back at NYMF! She was previously in Ever Happily After. Sammy has performed at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, Center Stage and Bedford Middle School. Favorite credits: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Lucy) and Oliver! (The Artful Dodger). Sammy also loves to write, bake and dance. Thanks to her parents, and her acting coach, Jill Jaysen.


Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates (Jamie)

SARAH BATES is thrilled to make her Off-Broadway debut! She played Jamie in Center Stage Theater of Westport’s production of Camp Rolling Hills. She was Dorothy in the Wilton Children Theater’s production of The Wizard of Oz, as well as Rusty in WCT’s Footloose, Jasmine in WCT’s Aladdin Jr., and Young Fiona in WCT’s Shrek. Sarah takes voice lessons at The Voice Studio with Sarah Lee Michaels, and dances with the Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet.


Sophia Gennusa

Sophia Gennusa (Jenny)

Sophia Gennusa at age 9 originated the title role in Matilda (Tony Honor, Grammy Nomination for her work on the cast album!). Also original OBC, Doctor Zhivago (Young Katarina / Young Lara). Other Credits: "Bohemian Valentine", Fringe; Athena Theatre's "Paper Airplanes"; Featured singer, new Sesame Street Theme Song. She recently performed with four Broadway friends in her own benefit concert for children's leukemia. Love and gratitude to Chris York, CESD & Mara Entertainment! Love you Mom & Dad.


Will Varvaro

Will Varvaro (Weiner)

Will Varvaro is excited to make his first appearance at NYMF! He has previously performed as Wiener in Camp Rolling Hills and Mark Anthony in A Chorus Line at Center Stage Theatre Company. Will attends Regional Center for the Arts where he studies Theatre. Will enjoys playing tennis, creative writing, drawing, and playing piano. Special thanks to Jill Jaysen, Adam Spiegel, Michael Schloegl, the cast of Camp Rolling Hills, and his family.


Paige Reinis

Paige Reinis (Producer)

Paige Reinis (Producer) is an independent producer, writer, stage manager, script supervisor and Chef. Her favorite theatrical credits include: Off Broadway: Life Could Be A Dream (AP), Wicked! The Musical (APM, Original production, 2003, SF), Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam (ASM, SF), The Orion Experience (Producer), Ennio, the living paper doll (SM/PSM).  
In Film: Saving Shiloh (WB), Showdown at Area 51(SyFy), The LXD (Jon Chu), A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Thor’s Hammer (Marvel.) She holds degrees from the University of California, Davis and Vancouver Film School in Theatrical Production Management and Film Production and Management, respectively. Ms. Reinis has been in the entertainment business for nearly 20 years and has worked across the country and around the world in both theatre and film.