Aladdin Jr. (New) - November 14 - November 17, 2019

Riverdale Children's Theatre

 Crew Who's Who 

  • Becky Lillie Woods- Director

    Becky is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of RCT. She has a Master of Arts in Teaching Music from Lehman College and a BFA in Musical Theatre from Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Under her direction, the Riverdale Children's Theatre has been recognized as one of the nation's top children's theatre companies by both American Towns Media and Backstage Magazine and has the distinction of being one of only four official pilot programs in the country recognized by Music Theatre International. With the help of RCT’s free college audition prep program many of her students have gone on be accepted to the top theatre and music programs in the country, such as NYU, Temple, Wagner, Ithaca, AMDA, Marymount Manhattan, Temple and SUNY Purchase. In 2015 Becky was nominated for TONY Awards" Excellence in Theater" education award. She is also proud to  serve on the Special Education Committee for the Archdiocese of New York since 2010.

  • Linda LoPresti - Musical Director

    Linda LoPresti is our resident musical director for RCT/Bronx House. She has served as music director for 8 seasons at Bronx House and was the music director for last year’s production of Madagascar Jr. She began working as a choral director and then received her Masters in Music at Lehman College. She has performed as a singer and musician at many NYC recording studios. She served as music director at PS57 in the Bronx and is an adjunct professor of music at Lehman College. She was recently honored for her outstanding work by the Music Educators Association of New York City

  • Monique Streety - Chreographer

    Monique studied at the The Ailey School and graduated from their Certificate Program this past May. She has performed works by Alvin Ailey, Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish (AAADT Principal), Judine Somerville (Hairspray live), Earl Mosley, Levi Marsmen, and Patrick Coker. She has also had the honor of performing with the Ailey Student Performance Group (ASPG) in their tri-state tour in addition to performing for the opening of Hudson Yards, in New York, as well as the launch of Adidas Primeknit activewear collection.

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