Who’s Who In The Cast
Allie Ambriano (Rizzo) is thrilled to be making her debut on the Spring Lake Theatre Company stage playing one of her dream roles, Rizzo! Favorite credits include, Cassie in A Chorus Line (Rutgers University) Erma in Anything Goes (Rutgers University) and Amber in Hairspray (Paramount Theatre). Allie is a rising senior at Rutgers University studying Theater Arts and Journalism & Media Studies and currently interns at NBC News.
Emme Anderson (Ensemble) is very excited to be in Grease! Emme has been dancing and doing shows since she was little and is a member of the Spring Lake Theatre and Dance (SLTD) Company. She would like to thank Pat, Amy, Kerry, and Andrew for all the hard work they put into everything. She would also like to thank her parents and her sister Liz.
Kerry Baglivio (Choreographer) has worked as a director, choreographer, workshop and dance teacher at the Spring Lake Community House and Theatre for the past six years and is now the Director of Children’s Programs. Some of her favorite directorial credits include Seussical, Crazy For You, Peter Pan, Scrooge, Anything Goes and CATS. Some choreography credits include Seussical, Guys and Dolls, Newsies, Godspell and The Wiz. She loved working with the extremely talented Pat, Amy, Andrew and Andrew as well as the very talented and extremely hard-working cast! This show is dedicated to her very soon-to-be husband (less than a month!) Dan, and a few girls in the cast who set us up years ago!
Johnny Bongiovanni (Stage Manager) is a sophomore at Manasquan High School and is so happy to be a part of Grease, his fifth production as a Stage Manager at SLTC. He would like to thank Amy and Pat for this opportunity and Hoffman’s Ice Cream and Maggie Skalecki for getting him through this! We will always be together!
Matthew Conkling (Ensemble) is so excited to be part of Grease, his Spring Lake Theatre Company debut! Matthew is an acting student in FPAC at Howell HS. He brings to this show an intense passion for performing, experience from more than 25 shows via school and regional theatre productions and years of voice, dance, acting and piano training. Matt thanks the Grease cast, crew and production teams for this wonderful experience. Matthew can be found on Twitter: @MatthewConkling Instagram: @matthew_conkling Facebook: Matthew Conkling
Brendan Considine (Doody) is thrilled to join the cast of Grease! Previous credits include The Addams Family (Gomez Addams), Jesus Christ Superstar, Legally Blonde, Crazy For You and Mary Poppins. Special thanks to Pat, Amy, Andrew, Kerry and Andrew for all of their hard work.
Katie Considine (Ensemble) will be a senior at St. Rose High School and is so excited to be a part of Grease! She is a member of the SLTD Dance Company and has appeared in many shows with SLTC including Mary Poppins and Crazy For You.
Adam Dayton (Ensemble) is a rising senior and an active member of the Drama Club at Manasquan High School since 2013. His most recent role at MHS was Gomez in The Addams Family. Past Spring Lake Theatre Company credits include Joseph…Dreamcoat, Scrooge and Me and My Girl.
Tim di Domenico (Sonny) is a student at Monmouth University. He graduated from Red Bank Catholic in 2015 and is excited to be in his first production with Spring Lake Theatre Company.
Chris di Pierro (Ensemble) is a rising senior at Academy of Allied Health and Science and has participated in Manasquan High School drama productions since 2014. This is his second show with Spring Lake Theatre Company.
Alex Fernandez (Ensemble) is thrilled to return to Spring Lake Theatre Company! He previously performed in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with SLTC. He would like to thank the cast and crew for and incredible production process and Goldfish for always smiling back.
Andrew Ferrie (Musical Director) is ecstatic to be making his musical directing debut with the cast of Grease. Andrew teaches music at Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School and directs the 5th Grade Chorus; he also teaches acting in the Theatre Workshop program here at the Spring Lake Community House. Many thanks to Pat, Amy, Kerry, Johnny and this incredibly talented cast. This has been an unforgettable journey! Break legs and enjoy! “Wop ba-ba lu-mop and wop bam boom!”
Hannah Friedman (Jan) is a rising sophomore at The George Washington University where she is pursuing a double major in Political Science and Women’s Studies (#FeministJan) with a minor in Law & Society. She’s very excited to be doing Grease as it was her first show; she played Kenickie. She is a proud alum of the NHSI Cherubs program at Northwestern and her other favorite roles include Reno in Anything Goes, Bianca in 10 Things I Hate About You, and Mariane in Tartuffe.
John Gnazzo (Danny Zuko) is ready for his first production with Spring Lake Theatre Company and is so honored to be a part of this amazing cast! He would like to thank Amy, Andrew and Kerry for all their time, dedication and for making this an awesome experience.
Zachary James (Kenickie) is beyond excited to be in the production of Grease! Zack is going into his first semester at OCC this fall as a Liberal Arts major. His favorite roles he has portrayed are Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone and Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors. A huge shoutout to his parents and everyone who has been supportive of him on his way here!
Elizabeth Kielty (Miss Lynch) is so profoundly overjoyed to be a part of this talented and fun cast and crew of Grease. My wonderful daughters, Gates and Reese, continue to inspire me to believe that I can be doing more of what makes me happy. Therefore, Spring Lake Theatre Company is the perfect place as they bring out the best in each of us in every production that I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of!
Erin Lucid (Ensemble) is an incoming freshman at Manasquan High School. She has been in Theatre Workshop productions and Scrooge for the past seven years. Her favorite roles include Sally in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical. She is beyond excited to be in Grease and thanks everyone in the cast for everything!
Bella Matuch (Cheerleader) is fourteen years old and has been involved with Spring Lake Theatre and Dance since second grade where she is currently a member of the Dance Company. Bella has been involved in many shows with SLTC such as Scrooge, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins and now Grease!
Maggie Mihalcik (Marty) fostered her love for theatre at Spring Lake Theatre Company as a summer workshop student and cast member. She is a rising senior at NYU Tisch School Arts, pursuing a B.F.A. in Drama. Pat, Amy, Andrew, Kerry and fellow Greasers, thank you for the finest years at Rydell High.
Erin McDonald (Ensemble) has been a part of the Spring Lake Community House and Theatre for over 10 years and has been in countless productions and recitals; she is currently a member of the SLTD Dance Company. Recently, she has starred in the 2016 dance recital, Mary Poppins and Jesus Christ Superstar! She would like to thank her parents, Pat Barry, Amy, Andrew and Kerry for all of their support!
Anne Miele (Ensemble) is thrilled to be in this production of Grease! A Sophomore Theatre Performance Major at Wagner College, some of her favorite credits include Isabel in Scrooge, Sandy in Grease and Tricia in A Chorus Line. She would like to thank Pat, Amy, Kerry, Andrew and the entire cast and crew for making this such a great experience!
Caroline Miele (Cha-Cha) is so excited to be in this wonderful production of Grease! Favorite credits include Peter Pan (Wendy), Legally Blonde (Paulette), Mary Poppins (Valentine) and many, many others! Caroline is a sophomore dance major at DeSales University, a graduate of the SLTD Dance and Theatre Workshop programs and a member of the SLTD Summer Dance Faculty. A huge thank you to Pat, Amy, Andrew, Kerry, Shannon and Mom and Dad!
Theresa Miele (Ensemble) is so excited to be back on the SLTC stage after completing her freshman year at Emerson College where she studies Writing, Literature and Publishing. Past credits include Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde and Scrooge (Felicity). She would like to thank Pat, Andrew, Amy, Kerry, and Johnny for all their hard work, and the whole cast for being so wonderful!
Luke Morgan (Ensemble) is proud to be in the ensemble of Grease. He has performed in many productions at SLCH including Crazy For You, High School Musica (Troy Boltom) and The Addams Family (Lurch). Thanks to the production team for being fantastic people!
William Naess (Roger) is over the moon to be portraying Roger in SLTC’s production of Grease! Willie, a Liberal Arts student at Ocean County College, is no stranger to the stage! His favorite credits include William Barfée in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Commander Khashoggi in We Will Rock You, and Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone. He would like to thank his parents for their endless support (as well as Amy for letting him send in his bio late)!
Adam Nelson (Vince Fontaine) Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (HOI), Thomas Mara in Miracle on 34th Street, Stewpot in South Pacific, a cross-dressing wolf in Shrek! (Algonquin Arts), A Living Room (with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Marisa Tomei), Richard III in Richard III at BBT and Lenny Bruce in How To Talk Dirty (Off-Broadway). He is a graduate of HSPVA, University of the Arts and Yale and Oxford Theatre Programs.
Claudia Noto (Sandy) This is Claudia’s first show with Spring Lake Theatre Company and she couldn’t be more thrilled to be playing one of her top dream roles. Thank you to the entire cast for welcoming me with open arms and becoming a family to me. Also thank you Amy, Andrew, Kerry and Pat for making this experience unforgettable!
Erin O’Dea (Cheerleader) has been dancing and acting at the Spring Lake Community House and Theatre for 12 years now, where she is a member of the Dance Company. She is having so much fun being in the cast of Grease!
Ben Petruk (Eugene) is very excited to join the cast of Grease this summer. This is his third production at SLTC (Mary Poppins, H2$). Ben is a sophomore at Toms River East where he is part of the International Thespian Society and has previously performed in productions of Annie (Daddy Warbucks) and Grease (Doody).
Holly Robertson (Ensemble) is fifteen years old, she grew up at the Spring Lake Community House. She is currently a Company Dancer at SLTD and loves performing here. She has previously performed in SLTC’s productions of Scrooge, Peter Pan, Crazy For You, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mary Poppins and is so excited to be a dancer in Grease!
Ronnie Roszkowski (Ensemble) is very excited to be making his Spring Lake Theatre Company Debut. He just graduated Brookdale Community College with an A.A. in Theater and is transferring to Ramapo College in the fall to pursue his B.A., also in Theatre. Stage Credits include And Then There Were None, Spamalot, Titus Andronicus, Not With Haste and Singing in the Rain. Film Credits: Doubt, Night at the Museum 2 and Coach. Ronnie would like to thank his family for their constant support.
Amy Skalecki (Director) could not ask to spend the summer with a better group of people than the production team, cast and crew of Grease. Favorite directorial credits include Nunsense II, A Chorus Line and The King and I. Choreography credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph…Dreamcoat and Little Shop of Horrors. Amy has been teaching dance and theatre for the Spring Lake Theatre Workshop program since 1991 and is a drama teacher in the Long Branch School District. She would like to thank her incredibly supportive family, especially Jeff, Maggie and Stan. I love you to pieces!
Jeff Skalecki (Teen Angel) is a long way from his teens and by no means an angel. This summer marks his 25th year with SLTC. He’s dedicating this performance to his awesome kids, Maggie and Stanley and to Amy, his eternally patient wife.
Maggie Skalecki (Ensemble) is pumped to be in Grease this summer and to have the privilege to work with such an awesome cast. Maggie appeared in her first Spring Lake Theatre Company show at 3 months old and has been involved ever since. She would like to thank Andrew, Kerry, and Pat for being so awesome (and I guess Miss Amy is cool too).
Haley Smialek (Patty Simcox) is a senior BFA Musical Theatre major at Fredonia State University in Western New York and a voice student of Cherie Morton and Brent Weber. This is her first production with Spring Lake Theatre Company. Many thanks to the production team and cast!
Sarah Steenland (Cheerleader) Sarah is a sophomore at Manasquan High School and has performed in many SLTC productions. She is also a Company Dancer with SLTD and would like to thank Pat, Amy, Kerry, Andrew and Johnny for all their hard work.
Victoria Vasquez (Frenchy) is so excited to be joining the SLTC family! Favorite roles include: Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Wednesday (The Addams Family), and Patrice (13). She would like to extend never ending thanks to Jess and Chris Huch, Mrs. Michele, Arielle and her wonderful mother.
Carolee Wagner (Ensemble) is so excited to be involved in the production of Grease. She is a Company Dancer with SLTD and has enjoyed participating in a number of productions including Scrooge, The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. Carolee is extremely grateful for the dedicated Amy Skalecki, Andrew Ferrie, and Kerry Baglivio, as well as her supportive friends and family.
DaShaun Williams (Johnny Casino) is a Theatre Arts double major with concentrations in Musical Theatre and Design/Technical Theatre at Fairleigh Dickinson University. DaShaun was most recently seen on the FDU mainstage in She Loves Me as Mr. Keller and Little Women as Mr. Dashwood. DaShaun would like to thank his family and friends for being supportive in everything he does!
Lily Winchester (Cheerleader) is delighted to perform in Grease with this super fun cast! Lily has been dancing and acting with SLTD/SLTC since she was 6 years old, and loves every second that she spends here! She is currently a member of the SLTD Dance Company. She would like to thank Amy, Andrew, Kerry, and Pat for making this so an awesome experience!