ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Actors from Rye, Yonkers, Ossining and Yorktown are part of the troupe performing "Another Night Before Christmas" Dec. 13 and 20 at Westchester Broadway Theatre (WBT) .
The cast features sixth-grader Olivia Lombardi of Rye (as Mary), Jeremy Lanuti of Chester, N.Y. (as Matt), Anthony Malchar of Yonkers (as an Elf), Ariana Fox of Yorktown (Elf), Kristen Barr of Ossining (Elf), David Cronin of Queens (as Everett) as well as New Fairfield, Conn. residents Ryan Taylor ( Elf), Jay Howard (Santa) and Irene Howard (The Ice Queen).
This is Lombardi's third show at WBT. Her favorite role so far has been as a member of Fagin's gang in "Oliver." When not performing she enjoys arts and crafts, baking and cooking. Her favorite holiday family tradition is shopping with her sister, Sophia, and her mom for a new ornament to hang on their tree.
The community connection behind this show runs deep. Written by the late Bob Fitzsimmons, a gifted actor, director and playwright who graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School and handled publicity for WBT in its early days, it also features music by Westchester residents Steven Silverstein and Barbara Campbell. It is directed by Dobbs Ferry resident John Egan, a Broadway, television and movie veteran. Carol Arrucci of Ossining is the musical director; Tom Coppola of New Rochelle is the choreographer.
The show runs at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. and costs $17 plus tax. Call the box office at 914-592-2222 or visit the website here .
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