Vicki Giunta-Abbott

Executive Director/Producer

Carmela Guiteras Mayo

Artistic Director

Dr. Jim Comey

Director of Education

Writer - In - Residence

Christopher McGovern

Resident Lyrisist/Composer

  • MA in Theater - Villanova University

  • Professional actor with principal appearances on stage, screen and TV

  • Appeared in scores of industrial films and TV and radio commercials

  • Taught high school English

  • Co-founder of Stages of Imagination

  • BS in Elementary and Special Education - West Chester University, West Chester,PA

  • Owns and teaches at Carmela's Dance Studio in Springfield, PA for 13 years

  • Artistic Director - Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA - 9 years

  • Directing and choreographing - Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA - 28 years

  • Directing and Choreographing Off Broadway (partial list): Royal Court Repertory Theater; West Beth Theater; Wonderhorse Theater; Westside Arts Theater

  • Collaborated with two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Al Carmines on off-Broadway productions of "Chicken Little" and "Gospel According to Al"

  • Named "Best Director" by central PA and NJ critics

  • Directed over 200 plays in regional and stock theater (partial list): Summer Music Theater, Daytona Beach, FL; Theater by the Sea, Matunuck, RI; Bacchus Theatre, Newark, DE

  • Dance videos

  • Named "Best Director" by central PA and NJ critics

  • Co-Founder of Stages of Imagination

  • M.Ed. (Master of Education degree) West Chester University Graduate School of Education, West Chester, PA

  • Ed.D. (Doctor of Education degree)-University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia, PA

  • 41 years of educational experience in three public school districts, undergraduate, graduate, and corporate levels 

  • Author-Death of the Poet King

  • Researched how children construct meaning when exposed to professional, issues-based entertainment

  • Certified - Education Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

  • Wrote English curriculum for four school districts

  • Holds triple certification from the PA Department of Education

  • Listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Contemporary Authors, and other national and international reference books

  • Co-founder of Stages of Imagination

  • Librettist/Composer/Co-Lyricist of "Lizzie Borden" (American Stage Co, Goodspeed Musicals, Stoneham Theatre/Boston, NAMT Festival)

  • Librettist/Arranger/Composer of "Backwards In High Heels" (Florida Stage, see thegingermusical.com)

  • Librettist/Composer "A Visit To Roswell" (1st Stage Festival)

  • Composer of Six Story Building (Fringe Festival, NYC - winner, "Best Production")

  • Composer of "The Ugly Duck" (Theatreworks/USA, Off-Broadway and National tour)

  • Co-Librettist/Composer of "Crash Club" (Cherry County Playhouse, NEA grant winner)

  • Arranger for international Disney Worldwide park productions of "Aladdin" (Tokyo Disney), "Lion King" (Hong Kong)

  • Arranger/Track Producer for Spirit Cruises national fleet

  • Produced, Arranged and Orchestrated solo CDS for Tony nominees Alison Fraser (Men In My Life), Rebecca Luker (Leaving Home), and Susan Egan (Coffee House, Winter Tracks), all include his original songs ("Top Ten Vocal CDs of the Year", Talkin' Broadway.com)

  • National Tours with Roslyn Kind, Susan Egan (including Carnegie Hall)

  • Concert work with Rupert Holmes, Liz Callaway, Jason Graae, Karen Mason, Jay Rogers (MAC and Bistro Awards), Alison Fraser among others

  • Musical Director/Arranger/Pianist for many Off-Broadway shows including: That's Life (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Sheba, Identical Twins, Fishkin Touch

  • Musical Director/Pianist for numerous regional productions including: "Pajama Game" (ATC, "Best Musical 2007," Arizona Star), "Sisters Of Swing" (Carbonell nomination), "Tommy", "Grease", "Little Shop", "Joseph", "Godspell", "Last 5 Years", "Spitfire Grill" and many others

 
 
 
 

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