Wicked Jr. Emerald Cast - May 17 - May 20, 2019

Riverdale Children's Theatre

 Crew Who's Who 

  • Derek Woods- Director

    founded The Riverdale Children's Theatre with his wife Becky in 2010. Since then RCT has produced over 60 full stage productions, touching the lives of hundreds of families in the Bronx and beyond. Mr Woods also serves as the sound and technical director, and is an Emmy nominated videographer. In 2017, he was named the Grand Marshall of the Bronx St. Patrick's Day Parade.

  • Justina Ercole- Choreographer

    has been with RCT since 2013 choreographing productions for their Riverdale and Woodlawn locations. Select RCT credits include: Matilda, Cats, A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, Sister Act, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Justina also teaches dance cardio at Broadway Bodies and Lagree at Form50 Fitness. BA Theatre Temple U. Proud member AEA. 

  • Paul Loman- Musical Director

    is a music director, teacher, pianist, and organist who works in NYC and Westchester County. In addition to private piano and voice students, Paul teaches elementary and middle school music and directs the choir at St. Ann's Parish in Yonkers. He works with children in theater at RCT and White Plains Performing Arts Center. Paul studied music at James Madison in VA.

  • Ethan Newman- Lighting Designer

    received his M.F.A. in theatrical lighting design from the University of Missouri - Kansas City,  Ethan has numerous regional credits as a lighting designer, assistant lighting designer, and master electrician. Most recent works as an LD include Newsies at Centenary Stage, Rocky Horror Picture Show and MLK to this Day at NJPAC. For RCT- Matilda, Rent and Peter Pan.

  • Suzanne Beaubien- Costume Designer

    has been sewing since she learned how to pry open the cabinet of her mother's old Kenmore. A former student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Suzanne earned her garment construction chops working at the McCall Pattern Company. For RCT Matilda, Honk! The Musical, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Shrek, and Aladdin. 

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