Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The Island Theater Company Presents The 4th Annual Singin’ Broadway Show!


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Southwest Florida’s most talented singers are back on the Marco stage at the Rose History Auditorium. Sponsored by Clausen Properties, the 4th Annual Singin’ Broadway is a special concert event featuring songs from your favorite Broadway musicals.  

Returning for this year’s show are all your old favorites and a few new faces. The ITC “Backyard Company” will open the show with a medley that will “knock your socks off.” These kids are sure to sing and dance their way into your hearts.  

The 2020 Singin’ Broadway cast includes 

Karen Anglin began her acting career in 1996 in The Music Man under the guidance of her mother. She continued to perform locally in numerous plays throughout the years. Most recently you may have seen her in one of ITC’s many comedies Arsenic And Old Lace, Saga Of Roaring Gulch, Treasure of Shiver River, Always A Bridesmaid or last year’s Singin’ Broadway. 

Carl Back is a Marco Island resident who was last seen in ITC’s Production of The Wizard of Oz where we fell in love with his portrayal of the Wizard. Carl has an extensive theater career and is back this year to join us for the fourth annual Singin’ Broadway. He has a huge fanbase and we can always count on Carl to bring some fun songs to the show. The Island Theater Company is grateful to have him lend his voice once again to this production. 

David Cortiza is a Miami-based electronic singer, songwriter, and performer who is on a lifelong mission to inspire, empower and uplift people through the power of musical storytelling. Over the span of two decades, David has gained extensive experience as a performer. Within that time, he has been featured on various American and Spanish TV shows.  

Carolyn Davis spent the last 30 years teaching and directing theater. She has had roles in Hello Dolly!, South Pacific and Once Upon A Mattress.” Her favorite directing experiences were, You Can’t Take It With You, Grease, The Footsteps of Doves and Twelfth Night. 

Glen Davis sings with the Marco Island Community Chorus and is making his return to the stage after a 48-year absence. He was “discovered” while floating aimlessly at sea somewhere southwest of the Babuyan Islands. This Marco Island Senior Softball player spends half of the year on the island with the two loves of his life: Carolyn, and Clark, his 1 1/2-year-old Vizsla.  

On the Piano is the renowned Lucille Gaita. In 1980, Lucille began touring with a production company that worked with vaudeville shows. She worked with many performers including The Drifters, Loretta Long, The Ink Spots, Barbara McNair, Tiny Tim, Joey Bishop, Alan Jones, Tessie O’Shea, and Queen Esther Marrow. When not on tour she played piano for acts coming into the New York area including Bob Hope, Bobby Rydell, Lou Christie, Little Anthony, Mary Wells, The Crystals, and many more.  

Lucille moved to Marco in 1994 and has been resident music director for ITC‘s musicalsYou may recognize her as a pianist/organist at the Marco Lutheran Church and the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. 

Craig Greusel, a Marco resident and island favorite, who continues to bring audiences to their feet with his powerful performances as Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Barnum in P.T. Barnum, and Victor Frankenstein in ITC’s Frankenstein: A New Musical, returns to the stage once again for Singin’ Broadway.  

Eden Krumholz is 16-years old and a Junior at Lely High School. Prior to moving to Marco Island, Eden developed her love of musical theatre as a munchkin in the Wizard of Oz at 8-years old. 7 years later, she recaptured her love for the show as the Scarecrow in ITC’s production of The Wizard of Oz. This summer, Eden took an intern position on our production of Frozen Jr. where she assisted the directors and tried her hand at a little directing. 

Kay Mayr has been performing since age 5, singing her little heart out in shows and events around the greater Philadelphia area. She earned a Magna Cum Laude degree in Speech and Theater from Western Connecticut University while also studying Voice with Bernard U. Taylor at Julliard. Lots of Musical Comedies later, Kay added directing to her resume with 60 plus productions to her credit to date. We welcome Kay to Singin’ Broadway. 


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John Moulton is a 5th generation South Floridian who made his stage debut 10 years ago with ITC and has been performing ever since. This year he is stepping up his game with his debut performance in Singin’ Broadway as Mr. Cellophane. Can he pull it off? You decide.  

Edie Pagoni-Sawtelle, wife, mom, special needs advocate and actress, Edie has performed in leading roles in numerous shows, such as: Chicago, Godspell, Grease, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Gypsy. Edie has become an audience favorite and is back this year with a few numbers that are sure to bring back lots of memories.  

Jean Rowles is one of the Co-Founders of ITC. She has an extensive background of musical theater, both on the stage and behind the scenes. Her favorite roles include Marian the Librarian in The Music Man and a directing/performing stint in Smokey Joe’s Café. She is thrilled to be performing once again in this year’s Singin’ Broadway. 

Shane and Elliott Totten debuted in last year’s Singin’ Broadway. This talented family has been part of the Marco music scene for 20 years.  Shane is a 7thgrade teacher at Marco Charter Middle School and he is the leader of the No Expectations band at St. Mark’s Church. Elliott is a Junior at FGCU and you may have seen him around the island hanging our posters. The Tottens are glad to be back on the Singin’ Broadway stage and we can’t wait to hear what this dynamic duo has prepared for us. 



We don’t have to do any “arm twisting to get Jared Wagner back on the Marco Island stage. He has performed in many musicals including lead roles in Hair Spray, Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, and Music Man. His amazing vocal talent was showcased in ITC’s Frankenstein: A New Musical, Saga of Roaring Gulch. Jared has become part of the ITC family and we are always happy to have him and his beautiful family back on Marco. 

Joe Verga has held various roles in such shows as Les Miserables, Man Of La Mancha, Mary Poppins, Carousel, and most recently in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. This is Joe’s second year in Singin’ Broadway, and we are thrilled to have him back. 

Kate Whitson-Alves has been singing from a very early age and has been in shows such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Meet Me in St Louis, Guys and Dolls,” and ITC’s Frankenstein: A New Musical as Elizabeth. Kate was last seen as Auntie Em in our production of The Wizard of Oz.” Kate works as a professional in the aviation industry and resides on Marco. 

Additional cast information can be found on the website at theateronmarco.com. 

This year’s Singin’ Broadway has moved to the Rose History Auditorium, 180 S. Heathwood Drive. Dates and times for Singin’ Broadway are February 22nd at 7:30, 23rd there will be two shows at 2:30 and 7:30, and the 24th at 7:30. Tickets are now on sale at the Museum Gift Shop, 180 S. Heathwood Drive and Make A Memory Gift Shop, 567 E. Elkcam Circle (next door to Hoot’s)on their website theateronmarco.comor at the door. Groups of 10 or more can call the box office 239-394-0080. 

Group discounts are available! To reserve seats for a group of 10 or more, please call the Box Office at 239-394-0080 to make your reservations and receive $2 discount per ticket and reserved seating 

Additional cast information, show dates, and tickets, can be found at www.theateronmarco.com/ or LIKE their page on FACEBOOK at ISLAND THEATER COMPANY to stay up on all the latest news. For additional press information, cast interviews, or photos regarding all shows, contact the Island Theater Company office 239394-0080. 


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