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!

Summer 2014!

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The Charles Seller Foundation is happy to announce that the Talent Time Players will be putting on a production of All Shook Up this summer to benefit Francesca Lentini!

Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

Auditions will be May 19, 20 with callbacks the 21! The location will most likely be located at Christ Episcipal Church, 74 Park Ave
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028. However, this may change so stay tuned.

Our director this summer will be Carey Gsell, a former Talent Time Player. His credits with CSF/Talent Time include Pippin and Seussical. Carey is extremely excited to work with our organization on the other side of the stage.

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

Hello Everyone, 

We regret to inform you that our Vice President Kellsie Cara Jones will be stepping down from her position after much careful deliberation. We will greatly miss Kellsie, but are fortunate that she is willing to aid the newly chosen VP as best she can. 

When an officer resigns from his or her position, it becomes the constitutional duty of the Executive Board to promptly find a suitable replacement among the general membership of the Charles Seller Foundation to insure that we function as smoothly and efficiently as possible. 

Careful thought has gone into the decision of who would replace Kellsie on our board, and carry out the important duties of the Vice President, namely selecting the beneficiary and representing the Charles Seller Foundation as best they can. The Board met, weighed the pros and cons of each possible candidate, and after thorough review made the decision we felt was the best for the Organization. The choices were brought to a majority vote of the Executive Board. 

On behalf of the Charles Seller Foundation, we are pleased to announce Christina Haag as our new Vice President. Christina has expressed great interest in our organization, and has a fantastic, eager work ethic that will result in her performing her duties to the utmost of her ability. We believe that she will not only bring many skills to the organization this year, but will assist in the growth and prosperity of the Charles Seller Foundation in the future. 

As always, if you have any questions about this process, please feel free to contact members of the board for further clarification. 

Sincerely,
The Executive Board 

Constitution Amended!

The CSF Constitution was amended on November 29th, 2013 at our general membership meeting.  Anyone interested in attaining a copy of the new constitution may contact our current constitutional adviser Schuylar Doemling at sdoemling7194@gmail.com.  

Charles Seller Foundation’s Talent Time Players Present URINETOWN

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The Charles Seller Foundation’s Talent Time Players produce a yearly musical, serving a beneficiary from the Bloomfield area with costly medical needs.
Mission

The Charles Seller Foundation will celebrate its 64th annual production when the curtain rises on URINETOWN on August 1, 2013. Each year, the foundation’s Talent Time Players produce a show to benefit a young person in Bloomfield or the surrounding areas, when medical expenses have created a hardship for the family.

Company Overview

The first production, a variety show called “Talent Time” in 1950, was created as a response to the injury of young Charles Seller, who lost his leg in a train accident. His friends came together to put on a show, and an amazing tradition was born. Under the auspices of The Charles Seller Foundation, Talent Time is comprised of young people aged 14 to 30, whose selfless efforts over the years have been a benefit to their peers in need. This year’s beneficiary is Colin Michael Jones of Bloomfield, a survivor of a rare childhood birth defect called hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.

Description

URINETOWN is a musical comedy with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. A hilarious satire that skewers politics, social irresponsibility and popular musical theatre, it tells the story of an America where even the most basic of human needs becomes fodder for corporate greed. URINETOWN opened on Broadway in September of 2001, and ran for two and a half years. It was nominated for ten Tony awards and won three (including Best Book and Best Original Score). The Talent Time production is directed by Brandon Doemling, with musical direction by Jack Bender and choreography by Tracey Turner Turano.

General Information

URINETOWN will be performed at the Bloomfield High School Auditorium, located at 160 Broad Street in Bloomfield, with performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., August 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10. Tickets are $15.00 general admission, or $12.00 for students and seniors, and may be purchased at the door.

For more information, call Co-Producer Terry Byrne Doemling (973-699-3501) or email the leadership of the organization at thecharlessellerfoundation@gmail.com.

Talent Time 2012: The Wedding Singer

The Charles Seller Foundation’s Talent Time Players Present:

“The Wedding Singer”The Musical!

Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

All proceeds will benefit 16 year old Jessica Pastore of Bloomfield, NJ.

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director – Lauren M. Grof-Tisza
Musical Direction – Jack Bender
Choreographer – Lyle Dungee
Producer – Nik Marmo
Production Stage Manager – Aziz Naouai
Assistant Stage Manager – Chris Retcho
Stage Crew – Rob Kyle, Khalil Naouai
Set Design – Lauren M. Grof-Tisza and Nik Marmo
Master Builder – Jeff Miscione
Set Décor/Artist – Julya Rosenberg
Lighting Design – Nik Marmo
Sound Design – Nicholas Von Hagel
Properties – Lauren M. Grof-Tisza
Make-up & Hair Advisor – Lis Dello Barker
Costume Coordinators – Lauren M. Grof-Tisza, Julia Contreras, Omaris Contreras, Nancy Contreras
Special Effects –Nik Marmo
Graffiti Artist – Khalil Naouai
Graphic Designer – Anthony Rubolotta

WHEN
Thursday thru Saturday 8/2, 8/3, 8/4, 8/9, 8/10, 8/11 @ 8pm.
General Admission $15 – Student/Seniors $12
Cash and Check Only (checks made payable to The Charles Seller Foundation)
Tickets can be purchaed at the door.

WHERE
Blomfield High School – 160 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ

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THE SHOW
it’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party, until his own fiancee leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. Only trouble is Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. With a brand new score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the 1980’s, THE WEDDING SINGER takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.

CAST
Robbie Hart – Esteban Vazquez
Julia Sullivan – Courtney Charatsaris
Holly – Rylee Card
Sammy – Jon LoPiccolo
George – Ruben Soto
Glen Guglia – Matt Kyle
Rosie – Lynda Dickson
Linda – Samantha Kaplan
Angie/Ensemble – Bonner Doemling
Ensemble – Anthony Aliaga
Ensemble –Jackie Asbury
Ensemble –Theresa Barbetta
Ensemble –Theresa Cannone
Ensemble –Nancy Contreras
Ensemble – Omaris Contreras
Ensemble – Alyssa Crespo
Ensemble –Christopher Cruz
Ensemble – Schuylar Doemling
Ensemble – Linzee Duncan
Ensemble – Julie Gallup
Ensemble – Maya Gandara
Ensemble – Kellsie Cara Jones
Ensemble – Tarajee Kaplan
Ensemble – Aurora La Veglia
Ensemble –Justine Lancaster
Ensemble – Bree-Ana Moss
Ensemble – Joshua Nieve-Silva
Ensemble – Mark Shellhorn
Ensemble – Noah Silva
Ensemble – Christian Stewart
Ensemble – John Wiley

For more information, please call 973-951-6123.

The Wedding Singer is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performances materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th St., NY, NY  10019. Phone: 212-541-4584 Fax: 212-397-4584. http://www.mtishows.com