Newsies - January 19 - January 27, 2019

ShowKids Invitational Theatre

 Crew Who's Who 

  • Carolyn B. Newman head shot

    Carolyn B. Newman

    Director, Producer

    has been inducted into the NJACT’s Hall of Fame in recognition of her work with SKIT. She has received numerous Perry Award nominations over the years, winning the 2014 Perry for Outstanding Production of a Musical (“Shrek, The Musical”), the 2004 Perry for Outstanding Direction of a Musical (“Bye, Bye Birdie”) & the 2001 Perry Award for Outstanding Community Theatre. Other awards: 2005 Woman of the Year from the McDowell Club 2004 Ambassador of the Year from the town of High Bridge, 1998 Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Golden Award, 1992 Leadership in Entrepreneurial Achievement Award from MasterCard and Entrepreneur Magazine and recognition as one of the Notable Women through the History of Hunterdon County by the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission.

  • Krisy Nasto head shot

    Krisy Nasto

    Director, Choreographer

    is a busy mom of three children and was one of the original SKIT members 32 years ago.  She is now a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and sees her own patients as well as supervises residents and medical students.  She helped direct “Mary Poppins”, assisted with choreography for “Seussical” and "Pinocchio” and is thrilled to be back to help with this production. 

  • Jennifer Louise Palermo head shot

    Jennifer Louise Palermo

    Music Director, Conductor

    is a former SKIT member who is thrilled to now be part of the production team. She is an elementary music teacher in Branchburg, sings in the choir at Bridgewater United Methodist Church, directs the Lyric Choir, and is an active member of Sigma Alpha Iota. She recently received a Perry nomination for Outstanding Musical Direction for “Mary Poppins”.


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