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The Charles Seller Foundation would like to thank each and every person who supported in any way over the past three months. The cast, crew, and production team worked incredibly hard to have as amazing as a production as we did. Countless hours were spent in rehearsals getting ready for performances, but countless hours were also spent at car washes and ad drives doing our best to raise as much money as we possibly could. We would also like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who came out to see our show and support Adriana Torres as well! As our President, Jon Lopiccolo said, we would not be able to produce a full length musical production and support someone in need without you. Our organization has 66 years of history, and we want to see it have another 66 years, and because of you, it is possible.

Congratulations to the winners of our awards this year as well. For those of you who were not at our closing ceremony tonight, the winners are:

The Doemling Award: Abby Miles
The Ralph V. Turano Award: Maria Rivas
The Olearchik Award: Tarajee Karriem
The Talent Time Award: Mark Schellhorn

As always, stay tuned in for updates on fundraisers and other ways to support us!

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The Charles Seller Foundation’s Talent Time Players presents Legally Blonde: the Musical!

A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Producers: Samantha Dembowski and Abby Miles
Director: James J. Miles III
Musical Director: Jarred Lee
Choreographer: Lyle Dungee

This year’s production will be benefiting 6 year old, Adriana Torres who suffers from cerebral palsy.

Performances are at 8:00 PM on July 30, July 31, August 1, August 6, August 7, and August 8 at Bloomfield High School (160 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003).

General Admission: $15
Students/Seniors: $12

*Graphic Design by Ralph V. Turano

The Charles Seller Foundation is excited to announce their 2015 beneficiary: Adriana Torres!

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Adriana is a 6 year old twin girl, who suffered even before birth due to Twin Twin Transfusion Syndrome. This caused multiple medical complications for her from the moment she was born. She was kept in the hospital from her time of birth until she reached 3 months. However, when her family was finally able to bring her home, they realized there was something wrong. Adriana’s muscles were very tense and her mobility seemed off in comparison to her twin sister. At just 5 ½ months old, Adriana was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. From that day forward, Adriana has received physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy in order to help her progress. She has come a long way—this little girl who was not able to sit, eat or crawl by herself can now crawl, sit and stand with assistance! However, she still has a long way to go. Adriana wears braces on her legs, uses a walker, and gets botox injections in order to help her muscles relax. Adriana’s family is raising money in order to afford a chord blood transfusion for her, which has been known to cure Cerebral Palsy. Their goal is for their daughter to one day be able to run and play with her siblings. Please help the Charles Seller Foundation support this strong little girl and her amazing family in their goal to see their daughter be able to walk on her own!

Omigod, you guys!

The Charles Seller Foundation is proud to announce the production team members for this summer’s production of Legally Blonde: The Musical!

Producers: Samantha Dembowski and Abby Miles

Director: Jim Miles III

Assistant Director: Jon Lopiccolo

Musical Director: Jarred Lee

Choreographer: Lyle Dungee

Auditions will be May 19 and 20 with callbacks being May 21. Please prepare 16 bars of a musical selection to sing as an audition piece. Location and times are TBD. Stay tuned for updates!

Happy Inauguration!

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Here is The Charles Seller Foundation’s Executive Board for the 2014 – 2015 fiscal year!

From left to right: Julia Aiello (Constitutional Advisor), Alyssa Crespo (Secretary), Jon Lopiccolo (President), Christina Haag (Vice President), Courtney Charatsaris (Treasurer), and Kaitlyn Gandolfi (Executive Vice President).

*NEW AUDITION LOCATION*

Bloomfield High School Auditorium (located on the 2nd floor), 160 Broad St. Blfd, NJ 07003

Monday 5/19 and Tuesday 5/20 from 6 to 9pm.

Please bring 16 bars of a contemporary, up tempo, or rock piece and be sure to be bring proper shoes for dancing. No flip flops.

If you have any questions please call our President Noah Silva at 973-303-7032.

2014 Production Team

Due to unforeseen circumstances Carey Gsell will no longer be able to direct for us this summer and Jarred Lee will no longer be able to be our full time Music Director. We are now happy to present you with our new Production team for the summer. We are still securing the position of music director so stayed tuned.

Our production team this summer will be:

Producers – Doreen Sarcone and John Poff
Director – Jim Miles
Assistant Director – Jon Lopiccolo
Choreographer – Tracey Turner Turano
Vocal Director – Jarred Lee
Set Designer/Builder – Ralph Turano
Production Manager – Abby Miles
Stage Manager – Noah Silva

Auditions will be May 19, 20 with callbacks the 21! The location is Christ Episcopal Church (74 Park Ave, Glen Ridge, NJ) at 6PM.

Stay tuned for more information on our production team, auditions, rehearsal updates, fundraising events and more!