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Gateway's most popular Christmas show is back for 2008! If you have not seen it, just imagine giving your kids a glimpse of Christmas Past, the way your great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, and even you may have celebrated it. Our "memory lane" Holiday Shebang takes you on a journey through the century, from the Victorian Times all the way up to today! Hear all the great holiday tunes you love, sung and danced with style and pizzazz, evoking every period from the waltz to the watusi, the go-go to the hip-hop. There's even an audience sing-a-long!

Video Preview from our 2005 production

Where else can you see, all in one show; Flappers, Vaudeville Sketches, World War II USO Entertainers, Goldiggers, Unicycling Jugglers, A 1950's Kid's Church Pageant, Cute Animal Acts, Rockette-like kicking chorus lines, a tap dancing Rudolph, perhaps even a camel and a visit from the jolly old elf himself… We guarantee enough humor, sentiment and great performances to brighten anyone’s holiday… even Mr. Scrooge.

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
8 pm
$41.00 / $25.00
Thursday, December 18th, 2008
2 pm
$39.00 / $25.00
Thursday, December 18th, 2008
8 pm
$41.00 / $25.00
Friday, December 19th, 2008
10:30 am
$39.00 / $25.00
Friday, December 19th, 2008
8 pm
$41.00 / $25.00
Saturday, December 20th, 2008
12 pm
$41.00 / $25.00
Saturday, December 20th, 2008
4 pm
$41.00 / $25.00
Saturday, December 20th, 2008
8 pm
$45.00 / $25.00
Sunday, December 21st, 2008
12 pm
$41.00 / $25.00
Sunday, December 21st, 2008
4 pm
$41.00 / $25.00
Monday, December 22nd, 2008
8 pm
$41.00 / $25.00
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
No Show
Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
No Show
Thursday, December 25th, 2008
No Show
Friday, December 26th, 2008
8 pm
$41.00 / $25.00
Saturday, December 27th, 2008
4 pm
$41.00 / $25.00
Saturday, December 27th, 2008
8 pm
$45.00 / $25.00

Discounts available for groups of 25 or more

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Concept and Original Treatment
Robin Joy Allan
Written By
Robin Joy Allan with DJ Salisbury
Song Selections
Robin Joy Allan & Patrick Kelly
Patrick Q. Kelly
Additional Arrangements
Scot Wolley & Brent-Alan Huffman
Production Manager
Associate Producer
General Manager
Artistic Director
Company Manager
Technical Director
Costume Coordinators
Lighting Design
Scenic/Projection Designer
Production Stage Manager
Associate Choreographer
Musical Direction
Directed and Choreographed by



Cast Of Characters

Ashley Betton*, Donna Lynne Champlin*, Robin Irwin*,
Robert Anthony Jones*, Lindsay Olivia Travis, Christopher Yates*

Jodi Adkins*, Anne Bloemendal, Julie Boardman, Will Cohen, Aimee Cook,
Ann Cooley*, Erik Floor*, Brittany Lewis*, Elyse Madsen, Denise Molnar,
John O’Malley*, Vincent Ortega*, Ashley Peacock, Candice Pennefather,
Lindsey Ridgway, Leajato Robinson*, Matthew Salmela, Kathryn Zimmer

Alexandra Accardi, Danielle Carlacci, Alyssa Castellano, Alison Cordaro, Hayley Gillman,
Colette Girardin, Matthew Hoffman, Ryan Koerber, Nolan Lyons, Connor Meehan,
Dominick Mondi, Madison Mulvey, Kaela Murphy, Louie Rinaldi, Kaylee Spano,
Kevin Spellman, Katherine St. George, Jillian Striffl er, Rosemary Turner,
Michelle Veintimilla, Louis G. Walker, Casey Wolter, Amy Woschnik


Conductor / Keyboard -- BRENT-ALAN HUFFMAN
Reeds -- MARK GATZ
Percussion -- PETE DeSALVO


Who's Who

JODI ADKINS (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back at Gateway for the wonderful holiday season! Regional credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Singin' In the Rain, 42nd St. , West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast and Cabaret. Jodi is a graduate of Point Park College and a member of the Pretty Girls of Dance Company. Much love to Brian!

ASHLEY BETTON (Principal) is happy to be back with her Gateway family. You may remember her as Deena Jones in Gateway’s production of Dreamgirls. Other credits include Nancy in Oliver, Velma in Chicago, and Maggie in The Gut Girls. Ashley is a proud member of Actors Equity and received her BA from the University of Northern Colorado. She would like to thank Mom, Dad, Jonathan and Matt for a fantastic year.

ANNE BLOEMENDAL (Ensemble) Anne is excited to be back at Gateway for The Holiday Spectacular. She was last seen in  The Producers, Show Boat, Will Roger’s Follies and A Christmas Carol and is happy to be returning again. She is a Minnesota native and a 2003 graduate of AMDA, NYC. She’s very happy to be back in the USA after touring Asia with 42nd Street the musical last year. Past favorite productions include A Chorus Line (Judy), Annie (Lily St. Regis), Cabaret (Frenchie) and Evita (Ensemble). She sends many thanks to Paul, Robin,   DJ  and Ann, all her love to her awesome Mom and Dad for their constant support and love and all glory to Jesus!

JULIE BOARDMAN (Ensemble) Is thrilled to join the Gateway family. National Tours: 42nd Street (Diane Lorimer), To Richard Rodgers, With Love (The Young Americans). Other credits: Joseph & the...(Narrator), Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), Big River (Mary Jane), among others. Proud graduate of the University of Southern California. A big thank you to my family & friends for all of their love and support. Happy Holidays!!

WILL COHEN (Ensemble) is so truly excited to be back at Gateway with everyone for his second production. Gateway Playhouse: The Producers (Jack Lapidus/ u/s Franz). Will also recently completed the First National Tour of A Year With Frog and Toad (Toad). Regional/NYC: Crazy For You (Mingo), Grease (Roger), Into the Woods (Baker), Ragtime (Houdini), She Loves Me (Arpad), Gypsy (Yonkers), Sugar (Spats), and Merrily We Roll Along (Tyler) at such theatres as the Ogunquit Playhouse, Lyric Stage Company, Naples Dinner Theatre, and the Public Theatre of Boston. Training: Broadway Theatre Project (Ann Reinking), New York University Bachelor of Music/vocal performance. Thank you to Mom, Dad, the rest of the fam, friends and especially Robin, Michael, DJ, and everyone else at the playhouse for welcoming me back!

DONNA LYNNE CHAMPLIN (Principal) Broadway: Sweeney Todd, Hollywood Arms, By Jeeves, James Joyce’s The Dead, Master Class at the MET. Off Broadway: Dark at the Top of The Stairs (OBIE award), Bury The Dead, Love Jerry (NYMF “Best Actress”), Marcy In The Galaxy, Flight of the Lawnchair Man (NYMF “Best Actress”), Albertine, Carnegie Hall’s Very Warm For May, Encore’s Bloomer Girl. Film/TV: "My Father’s Will," "The Audition," "The Dark Half," "Law And Order," "The Tony Awards," "Regis and Kelly," "The View." Training: Carnegie Mellon and Oxford Universities; Princess Grace Grant winner. Thanks DJ and happy holidays everyone!

AIMEE COOK (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be returning to Gateway for a fourth season, which past shows include Sugar, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She is originally from Ottawa, Canada where she was a member of the Le Jazz Hot Dance Company for three years. Aimee has also entered into the world of film where she has played the supporting role of Jamie, opposite Aaron Lazar, in the short ‘The Shallow End of the Ocean,’ which was an official selection of the 2007 Golden Wagon Film Festival as well as in the 2008 WOW New York Film Festival. She was also the Casting Director for the short ‘The Roofer,’ which has recently been submitted to the big festivals across the country, and she is currently co-writing her first feature screenplay! Aimee is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy as well as of The New School University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Tons of love and thanks goes out to Mum, Dad, Rebecca, Aaron and friends. One million and one thanks to the Gateway Family!

ANN COOLEY (Associate Choreographer, Dance Captain) Happy to be back in Bellport! Recently Ms. Cooley was involved in casting the Kennedy Centers upcoming production of Rag Time and California Music Theatres 08 season. National tours and regional productions include Gypsy, Evita, Will Rogers Follies, A Funny Thing Happened … Forum, Victor/Victoria, 42nd Street, The Producers , Guys and Dolls, Sugar, School House Rock, Nothing Like a Dame, Broadway Bares, Free to Be You and Me - R Family Cruise and “The Big Gay Sketch Show” on the LOGO Network. Ann is thrilled to be involved in this wonderful holiday gem after enjoying a 14-year career with the Radio City Rockettes as a line captain and choreographer. Some career highlights include receiving a standing ovation for her work at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall and and performing with Hugh Jackman at the Tony’s. Many thanks to DJ and The Gateway Family!

ERIK FLOOR (Ensemble) is thankful to be back at Gateway! Regional credits include: Singin’ in the Rain, The Producers, The Will Rogers Follies, Crazy Love (premier), Pal Joey, Sugar, Dames at Sea, West Side Story, Urban Cowboy, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Nat. Commercials: Target, Shoe Carnival. In association with the Entertainment Design Group out of Atlanta, GA, Erik has been featured in numerous industrials in GA, NC, IN, IL, and NV. He is a proud native of Chicago, and Millikin Alum. THANK YOU to Gateway for their support as well as the amazing cast and crew, CTG, and his amazing family!! Erik is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.

T. J. HOWELL (Juggler/Unicyclist) T.J. and his wife Gayle join Holiday Spectacular A Century of Christmas from Baraboo, WI. Their unique act has taken them worldwide. T.J. has been a professional entertainer for over 30 years. He has performed in a variety of venues including Tropicana Hotel & Casino (Atlantic City, NJ), Holland American, Coastal Dolphin, Princess Cruise Lines, Busch Gardens (Tampa, FL), Houston Astor World Amusement Park (Houston, TX), Showboat Dinner Theater (Clearwater, FL), Marco Polo Hotel (Miami, FL), Osmond Family Theater (Branson, MO), Ocean Park Hong Kong (HK, China) and Beau Rivage Casino (Biloxi, MS).

ROBIN IRWIN (Principal) has appeared on Broadway and National Tours, regional and off-Broadway theaters and television. She has sung with symphony orchestras from Tokyo to Berlin and has done voice overs for everything from baby food to chain saws. She is receiving her Masters in Directing from Roosevelt University.

ROBERT ANTHONY JONES (Principal) is thrilled to be returning to his favorite place to spend Christmas!   He was last seen at Gateway as Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway/NYC: The Wild Party (Gold)-Columbia Stages, Naughty Marietta (Simon)-Musicals Tonight!, Man of La Mancha (Sancho)-Gallery Players, Dorian Gray (Henry Wotton)-York Theatre, The Prince and the Pauper (Original Cast-Lamb’s Theatre/Original Cast Recording-Jay Records/itunes). Regional: The Producers (Max Bialystock, West Virginia Public Theatre), Chicago (Amos, Riverside Theatre), The Odd Couple (Speed, Fireside Theatre), and Titanic (Etches-Virginia Musical Theatre). Special thanks to all you wonderful Gateway folks. Lots of love to the family and Tootie! For mom and dedicated to dad.

BRITTANY LEWIS (Ensemble) After graduating from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy she toured the U.S. and Canada with the Solid Gold Dance Party. Recent credits include 42nd Street (Northshore Music Theatre), Best Little Whorehouse (Cortland Rep.), The Producers (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), and Disco Fever with K.C. and the Sunshine Band at the Greek Theater in L.A.

ELYSE MADSEN (Ensemble) was a dance major at Hunter College and holds a BFA in Arts Management, with a concentration in dance, from Long Island University. She has performed at the Clark Theater, Lincoln Center, the Tilles Arts Center, Long Island University Little Theatre and at the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse. Ms. Madsen has also spent time in Maui, Hawaii, where she had trained with Tilt Contemporary Dance Company. Recent performances in Orlando, Florida, include Cirque USA, AntiGravity, Seaworld, Universal Studios and Disney Cruise Lines.

DENISE MOLNAR (Ensemble) is excited to return to Gateway for the Christmas season after making her debut here this summer in The Will Rogers Follies. Denise Molnar received her BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Originally from New Jersey, Denise has traveled the world as a dancer, dance captain, and stager aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines as part of the Jean Ann Ryan Company. She has appeared regionally in musicals including The Producers, Showboat, Anything Goes, and New Girl in Town. Denise has also had the pleasure to perform as a first company member of the New Jersey Tap Ensemble. She is thrilled to be a part of this production! Thanks to family and friends for their love and support. Thanks to the cast and crew at Gateway for everything!

JOHN O’MALLEY (Ensemble) is happy to be returning to and enjoying this holly jolly holiday with the Gateway family. He was last seen as a dancing granny in Gateway’s, and Westchester Broadway’s, The Producers (Swing, Carmen Ghia u/s). John also recently finished serving as choreographer for the not-for-profit Counting Squares Theater, of which he is also a founding member. Other credits include Seven Brides (Carousel Dinner Theater), Pearl (The Kennedy Center), The Next Stage Project (NY City Center), The Hoop Dee Doo Revue (Walt Disney World), Holland America Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line and many more. Big thanks to Paul, Robin and Michael for bringing me back, DJ, and Raynor van der Merwe, the queen of all Christmas shows!

VINCENT ORTEGA (Ensemble) is a Proud Member of Actors Equity. Last seen here at Gateway Playhouse in The Wedding Singer (George  US/Dance Captain). Broadway/Tours: Mamma Mia (Pepper/Eddie US), A Chorus Line (Mark). Regional: Big River (Huck), Babes in Arms (Peter) Reprise!, Gidget (World premiere directed by Francis Ford Coppola). Film/TV: "Confessions of a  Shopaholic"   (2009), “MTV”, “Regis and Kelly”, “SNL”, “Law and Order”, “30 Rock”. Danced with tons of names like Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Britney Spears, Lady  Gaga, Rihanna and many more. Vince would like to wish you a Happy Holiday season and would like to extend his love to this talented cast and crew and his family and friends.

ASHLEY PEACOCk (Ensemble) is excited to join the Gateway family! National/International tours: Irving Berlin’s I Love a Piano (Eileen) 42nd Street N. America, 42nd Street Asia (Gladys). Other Credits: Trojan Women (Cassandra), The Good Doctor (Julia), Chicago (Annie), Uncommon Women (Samantha). Ashley sends her love and thanks to family, friends and Ivan. ILY!! Peace.

CANDICE PENNEFATHER (Ensemble) is incredibly happy to return to Gateway after being  part of  this past summers’ The Producers, and Sugar from 2005. Other favorite credits include Hair (Jeanie), Cats (Jennyanydots/Jellylorum), the title character in Jerome Kern’s Sleeping Beauty, and touring around Asia with 42nd Street. Candice is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Music with a degree in voice performance, and now resides in NYC. Much love and Merry Christmas to all!

LINDSEY RIDGWAY (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Gateway Debut. A recent graduate of the Millikin University Theatre Program, she was last seen as a finalist on MTV’s “Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods.” Regional credits include Singin’ in the Rain, White Christmas, Little Shop of Horrors, A Blast from the Past, Godspell and Dames at Sea. She is a proud Chicago native and sends many thanks to the loves in her life for encouraging her to follow her heart! Happy Holidays!

LEAJATO AMARA ROBINSON (Ensemble) A.E.A. member, a native of Wisconsin, is a four-year graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy (IAA) and a graduate of the Juilliard School with a BFA in Dance. He has worked with distinguished dance choreographers such as Paul Taylor, Elisa Monte, and has performed in Europe and the United States as a professional dancer. Other credits: MusicalsTonight/NYC (Shinbone Alley). Regional: North Shore Music Theatre Crazy For You, Gateway Playhouse Dreamgirls and Gentleman Prefer Blondes, North Carolina Theatre Annie Get Your Gun, Carousel Dinner Theatre Damn Yankees, and The Depot Theatre Pippin “Lead Player”. Tours: Tap Dogs, American/European Tours, and Las Vegas Stratosphere Hotel. Thanks to God, Dad, Mom, Michael Kalinyen and Robert Brown.

MATTHEW SALMELA (Principal) is happy to return to Gateway where he was recently seen in The Wedding Singer. Matthew holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and now resides in NYC. Previous credits include: The Beast (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Red Mountain Theater Co.) Huck Finn (Big River, Lake City Theater Co.), Anthony (Sweeney Todd), Phillip (The Philanthropist), Sky Masterson (Guys and Dolls), and the title role in Pippin. Matt would like to thank his family and Paula for their selfless love and support.

LINDSAY OLIVIA TRAVIS (Principal) is excited to be returning to Gateway for the holidays! She was last seen “sparkling” on the stage as an usherette in “The Producers” here at Gateway. Favorite regional roles include: Annie (Grace), Cabaret (Texas), Oklahoma (Laurey), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Gloria) and Grease (u/s Sandy perf.). Thanks to the incredible Gateway staff, and much love to my hero and the cutest math teacher in the world, my husband Chris.

JENNY VIDBELL (Louise) Jenny Vidbell is a third generation animal trainer taught by her Grandfather Al Vidbel who was an elephant trainer. She performed with her Grandparent's circus for several years before taking over the business in 2000. After her family show closed in 2004 she continued performing across America in many different productions. All of her dogs are rescues and travel with her wherever she goes. She trains her dogs with lots of patience and hot dogs! This is Jenny's 3rd appearance in a Gateway production and her and the animals are very excited to be back on stage!

CHRISTOPHER YATES (Prinicpal) performed at Gateway as Josh in Big, Cornelius in Hello Dolly, George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life. Recent productions include Bound in a Nutshell at the Cherry Lane Theater with the 08 NYC Fringe Festival; Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 at Bickford Stage, NJ; Jaques Brel; The Miracle Worker and The Miser at Olney Theatre Center, MD; Sylvia at Emelin Theatre, NY; Serenading Louie and One Shoe Off at Schoolhouse Theatre, NY; An American Daughter and How I Learned to Drive at The Women’s Theatre Company, NJ. Other Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, CA; Barrington Stage, MA; Theatre Virginia; Theatre North Carolina; Goodspeed Opera House, CT;   Northern Theatre, VT and The Shakespeare Theatre, NJ. Off Broadway: Hysterical Blindness; Fixing Frank; and Enter the Guardsman. National tours include Les Miserables, Blood Brothers, Jekyll and Hyde and Drood.

KATHRYN ZIMMER (Ensemble) Gateway Playhouse debut. A 2007 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she holds BFA in Dance with a concentration in choreography and performance. While at UNCG, she performed many modern/contemporary works. In 2008, she danced for Jean Ann Ryan Productions on Norwegian Cruise Lines, the Pearl. She has also performed with Tara Girls, a precision kickline directed by Rockette, Tara Memi. A graduate of Smithtown High School, she trained for 14 years at the June Claire School of Dance and in 2005 coordinated the Dance Program at Mark Country Day Camp in Bay Shore. She is most grateful for the support of her loving family and friends.

DJ SALISBURY (Director/Choreographer) DJ has worked nationwide for theaters that include Papermill Playhouse, ArtsCenter of Coastal Carolina, West Virginia Public, Dallas Summer Musicals, TOTS-Atlanta, Sacramento Music Circus and Riverside Theatre Florida. Among his favorite experiences as Director-Choreographer: Man of La Mancha, Into The Woods, The Wizard of Oz (Gateway) La Cage Aux Folles (Gateway), The Full Monty, Evita (Gateway), Ragtime, The Century of Christmas (Gateway). Choreographic fun: A Funny Thing …Forum, Hello, Dolly!, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” Road Trip (and the Rachael Ray Show “Soap Star Dance Off”) and a new version of Cats (Gateway)to name a few. Since acting as Dance Assistant for Tommy Tune and Jeff Calhoun on The Will Rogers Follies, DJ has endeavored to focus on the development of new works. Some of the new musicals he’s helped bring to the stage (wearing this or that hat) include Off-Broadway’s Zombie Prom, Long Road Home, Femme Fatale (starring Sara Ramirez of Grey’s Anatomy), Super Chix, I Love a Piano, and a peck of projects as mentor/dramaturg. Conversation starter credits: dance captain and swing for The Wizard of Oz (starring Roseanne Barr); book and lyrics for The Man Who Would Be King with composer Neil Berg (Off-Broadway’s The Prince and the Pauper); head writer for the Emmy winning 2007 Oklahoma state Centennial TV special featuring Reba McIntyre, Vince Gill, and Harry Connick, Jr. His specialty lyrics for corporate industrials have made Sherwin Williams paint scintillating, Suzuki outboard motors sexy, and Rite Aid Drugstores a laugh riot.

BRENT-ALAN HUFFMAN (Music Director) is the Music Supervisor for Disney’s Beauty And The Beast in Mexico City, also having conducted the Broadway and National Touring companies. In addition, B-A has worked on the Broadway and U.S. touring productions of Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act (World Premiere), The Lion King, Carousel, Grease!, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid. He served as Production Music Coordinator for ABC Television’s The Music Man starring Matthew Broderick, as well as Associate Music Producer for NBC/Hallmark’s television movie A Christmas Carol, starring Kelsey Grammer. Brent-Alan’s singing voice can be heard on the Disney motion picture Enchanted, and he appears in the pilot episode of ABC’s “Cupid” in January 2009. A nominee for “Outstanding Music Director” by the 2008 NAACP Theatre Awards for his work on Sister Act, the Musical, B-A is Music Director/Conductor of the upcoming Broadway musical Leap of Faith.

MARCIA MADEIRA (Lighting Designer) is pleased to spend another Christmas season with the Gateway Family designing her 22nd production. Her favorites include: Sugar, 42nd Street, On the Town, Swing, Millie, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, The Will Rogers Follies, and The Wizard of Oz. Recently she designed her eighth and nineth ice shows for Royal Caribbean, Strings and Freeze Frame for the new largest cruise ship in the world, The Independence of the Seas. She received a Tony nomination and won the Drama Desk Award for Nine directed by Tommy Tune with Raul Julia. Other Broadway designs include My One and Only with Tommy Tune and Twiggy; Marilyn, An American Fable with Allison Reed and Scott Bakula; and The Music Man with Dick van Dyke. Off-Broadway designs include: Side by Side by Sondheim at the Dicapo Opera Theatre; Cloud 9 directed by Tommy Tune; Privates On Parade with Jim Dale and Simon Jones directed by Larry Carpenter, choreography by Daniel Pelzig; and The Transposed Heads at Lincoln Center, written and directed by Julie Taymor.

KELLY JAMES TIGHE (Additional Scenic/Projection Designer) Off- Broadway: Almost Heaven, The Fantasticks, The Time of Mendel’s Trouble. National Tours: Movin’ Out, Mooseltoe, Almost Heaven. Kelly has been the resident designer at the Gateway Playhouse since 2005. Gateway favorites include: Aida, The Full Monty, Sweet Charity, and My Way. Regional: Contra Costa Musical Theater, Diablo Light Opera Co., Center Repertory Co., Carousel Dinner Theater, Cherry County Playhouse. Awards: Dean Goodman Critics Choice, Drama League, Shellie, San Francisco Bay Area Outer Critics Circle. Upcoming: Cats (National Tour), Around the World in 80 Days (San Jose Repertory), Bare (Professional West Coast premiere).

DOM RUGGIERO (Production Stage Manager) Dom Ruggiero, a member of Actors Equity, has been stage managing for the past 27 years. Broadway PSM credits include The Gathering starring Hal Linden, Borscht Belt on Broadway starring Bruce Adler and Mal Z. Lawrence, and Ain’t That a Kick in the Head – the Music of Sammy Cahn directed by Chet Walker. 1st National Tours include: The Cole Porter Songbook starring Melba Moore, The Irving Berlin Songbook starring Carole Lawrence, Greetings! Shalom Aleichem Lives starring Judy Kaye, Bruce Adler and Theo Bikel. Dom has stage managed across the US, Europe, South America and Australia with Aint’ Misbehavin, Phantom, Anything Goes, and Song & Dance among many others. He is no stranger to the Gateway Playhouse, having begun his involvement 20 years ago with his production of Little Shop of Horrors, which he also directed. Dom has directed numerous shows for Gateway, most notably the 3 productions of Phantom, Tommy, Cabaret, and Once on This Island. Dom also directed Gateway Playhouse’s production of Beauty and the Beast this past summer.

ROBIN JOY ALLAN (Casting and Artistic Director/Creator) has been the Casting Director at Gateway for the last thirteen years. Five years ago, she became the Artistic Director at Gateway. Prior to moving back home into the wonderland setting of her childhood, she did thrive in Corporate America, spending five years in Los Angeles, casting several TV pilots, MOW’s and feature films. You’ll find her name on the feature films; Parenthood, When Harry Met Sally, Lord of the Flies, Side Out and Ghost. Along with her Artistic and Casting Director duties, she is the force behind Gateway’s Acting School Division, where she teaches the advanced classes. This is her most impassioned work. Her daughter, Hayley, inspires her every day. She hopes her effort is good enough to honor her family, and their amazing effort all these years to bring theatre with integrity to Long Island.

PAUL ALLAN (Producer) has been involved in theatre since before he can remember. In the early days of Gateway, he spent his summers following around his grandfather who had his hands full trying to make ends meet - running a theatre in the 60’s. Paul grew up here, looking forward to each summer and being able to do more each year. By the time he was a teenager he was beginning to take charge of maintaining this 7 acre complex as well as becoming an integral part of the back stage crew. In the 80’s as a young Gateway producer, Paul spent part of the winter months working in NY on many off -Broadway shows - serving as technical supervisor, production manager, and/or show carpenter. At the same time he co-founded a touring company whose shows traveled throughout the US and other countries worldwide. The set rental company was also founded at this time and Gateway scenery is constantly being trucked to various theatres across the country. The main focus, though, is still the productions he produces here for our patrons.