The Prom - July 14 - July 22, 2023

mad Theatre of Tampa

 Crew Who's Who 

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    Jessica Berger Vitalo

    Director & Choreographer

    Jessica was recently seen in Falsettos as Trina & in The Drowsy Chaperone as the Chaperone.  Jessica is excited to return to the Director's chair after directing Assassins in April 2022 for MAD Theatre of Tampa. Jessica has directed, choreographed, performed, & produced across the country since 2003. Some favorites she has Directed/Choreographed include;Little Shop of Horrors, 25th Annual..., Drowsy Chaperone, Grease,& We Will Rock You. Favorite theatrical roles include Peter (Peter Pan), Annie Oakley (Annie Get Your Gun), Mary Poppins(Mary Poppins), The Bakers Wife & Witch (Into the Woods), Aldonza/Dulcinea(Man of La Mancha), Jo March (Little Women: the musical), Dot/Marie (Sunday in the Park with George), & both NJ Premiers of Avenue Q (Kate Monster) & Rent (Maureen).Thank you to this extremely hard-working cast & crew for making this experience so amazing!You're all in my heart forever.A LARGE thank you to the PATRONS for keeping the ARTS alive! For AMV/CRV!

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    Deborah D. Lynch

    Music Director

    Deborah D. Lynch (Music Director) has been a music director, vocal coach, and actor for numerous theater companies in the Tampa Bay and Richmond, VA areas. She is very excited to be back in the pit with such fine musicians! Previous shows as music director for mad are Avenue Q, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (, BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION winner, 2014), and Company. Dee has served in church music leadership and in teaching middle & high school Chorus. She thanks Tony, Jessica, and Nicole, and sends love to her children Bebhinn and Ryan, son-in-law Dave, and granddaughter Teyolía.

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    Nicole Petta

    Stage Manager

    Nicole is delighted to continue working with mad Theatre of Tampa Bay with their production of The Prom. She has a BFA in Stage Management from The University of Rhode Island, where some of her favorite credits include She Kills Monsters, A Little Night Music, and TEDxURI. Other favorite credits include FringePVD with The Wilbury Theatre Group and The Rocky Horror Show with OUTLOUD Theatre. In addition to freelance stage managing, Nicole is currently a House Manager at The Straz Center for the Performing Arts.

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