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Directed by Alexandrea Kemeny

Musically directed by playwright & composer Cheryl Kemeny

Choreographed by Char Fromentin

Produced by Laszlo Balazs

“Whistleville, my favorite beat! There's always something happening out on the street!” chant a chorus of over 50 performers in Cheryl E. Kemeny's gripping tale where passions unfold, secrets unravel, and cultures converge. It is 1907 and Norwalk and South Norwalk are still individual towns, separated by jealousies and resentments which come to a head in a competition between the Norwalk Singing Club and the South Norwalk Singing Society. Enter Irish immigrant, Kate O’Reilly and her friend Zsuzsi who have just witnessed the murder of Kate’s husband, Timothy. They must now hide out from his murderer, Doyle Callaghan, a NYC underworld boss. They travel to South Norwalk where Zsuzsi’s Hungarian family lives. Setting up a hat shop, Kate becomes embroiled in the intrigues of the competing local choruses who use her as bait in order to secure the services of local Italian super-tenor Aldo Salvatore. Romance, comedy, secrets and murder combine in this tale that reveals the lives of Whistleville’s (the Bouton St-Lexington Ave area of South Norwalk) Italian and Hungarian immigrant inhabitants as well as those of the uptown Norwalk establishment. More than just a tale of two towns, "Whistleville" exposes a city of hidden desires, unbreakable bonds, and the indomitable human spirit.

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Whistleville (August 2023)

KATE SULLIVAN O’REILLY......Samantha Frattallone

SUZI (ZSUZSI) TOTH...............Emily Katz

DINAH JORDAN....................Dainelle Testori-Gartner

DOYLE CALLAGHAN............Mason Carlucci

NYPD CAPT. WILLIAM T. FLYNN...........Sam Harris

NYPD SERGEANT DANIEL SWEENEY.........William Traub

WELLINGTON TOLLES..................Seth Barkan

SONO FIRE CHIEF WINCHESTER.......Gus Botazzi

BESSIE BLANCHARD....................Christina Vandewater

“SCHOONER BARTENDER”................Lenny Carlucci

MISS MARY SEYMOUR.........................Rhianna Ring-Howell

MISS FLORENCE STERLING................Ria Ipa

MISS ETHEL GREGORY........................Georgette Wirth

MISS EMILY NASH................................Cora Spurr

MR. ROBIN BRENNAN.........................Chris Faccenda

MR. HARRY STERLING..........................Evan Stelly

MR. GEORGE HIRST..............................William King

REV. CHARLES MACFARLAND.............Lenny Carlucci

MRS. CLAIRE COMSTOCK...................Carin Freidag

DETECTIVE VOLLMER...........................Sam Harris

MISS JULIA LOCKWOOD.....................Jennifer Faccenda

MISS IDA FOSTER..................................Nicole San Souci

MISS HELEN BETTS...............................Stephanie Schwartz

MRS. ALBERTINE CROWE....................Nadine Hokayem

MR. EDMUND E. CROWE.....................James Ring-Howell

MR. FREDERICK FORCE.......................Matthew Corbin

CSILLA TOTH..........................................Gillian Eckert

JOSKA KEMENY..............Gabe Botazzi

BERTA KAROLY................Mabel McNulty

ENDRE ROHALY..............Angel Esposito

ERZSEBET (LIZZIE) KUTRUCZ...........Christine Brandon

MARGIT TOTH............................Irina Aronson

JANCSI (JOHNNY) TOTH............Jack Singewald

LACI TAKACS........................James Schumacher

HUNGARIAN CHOIR MEMBER..........Cynthia Feher

ALDO SALVATORE........Matthew Surapine

BRUNO SALVATORE.................James Cahn

FEDELIA SALVATORE............Vivian Balazs

PAOLO SALVATORE..............Joshua Elriachi

CARLOTTA SALVATORE.........Rosemary Holomakoff

LORENZO TUCCI...........Steve Balazs

BIANCA SCALZI..............Joanna Elriachi

SOFIA DEMEGLIO..........Addie Noone

ITALIAN CHOIR MEMBER...........Steven Christofor

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