Ranney School Class of 2018 graduates Carmine Mastrokostas and Amanda Serrapica are producing “Pippin” through their non-profit theater program, Creative Outlets Inc. This is the company's sophomore production, following a successful run of "into the Woods" Off-Broadway in Manhattan last August. Pippin opens June 29 and runs through July 1 in Manhattan at the LaMaMa Ellen Stewart Theater, the 2018 Tony Award recipient for Best Regional Theater. Tickets can be purchased here
There's magic to do when a young man learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in Stephen Schwartz's iconic and foot-tapping musical masterpiece Pippin. This Tony Award-winning musical, now directed and choreographed by Carmine Mastrokostas and produced by Amanda Serrapica — has been re-imagined as a tight-knit travel theatre troupe with a female ringleader — who break into a warehouse for the ultimate one night only performance. This unforgettable new production will lift you up and leave you smiling, but be careful because you may never know if you are their next target.
Teen Theatre Productions is nonprofit production company that produces actor-driven material. It affords groundbreaking opportunities to passionate teenagers who excel in the arts. We believe a person can never be too young to discover, explore, and create exceptional theatre in a professional, quality theatrical setting. Creative Outlets presents all student-run productions in which participating young artists explore their stage craft. Students not only perform—they direct, choreograph, produce, design sets and costumes, and more.
The production cast and crew includes the following Ranney Thespians:
Producer/Stage Manager Amanda Serrapica, '18
Director/Choreography/Set Designer Carmine Mastrokostas, '18
Catherine Brielle LoBello, '19
Graphic Designer Abby Granata, '18
Stage Crew John Leventhal, '21
Fastrada Siobhan Jones, '21
Theo Cole Serrapica, '25
Ensemble of Players Jack Wingertzahn, '18 & Sophia Behar, '25
Bass Sam Novotny, '20