2017

The 6th Annual 90 Square Arts Festival

Our first original show

Our sixth year saw our first original Mainstage production. The Star and the Fire told the story of two estranged lovers who each make a deal with the devil to get back together.  This original musical incorporated a three-course tasting menu from Great Performances and a scotch tasting from The Famous Grouse.  In addition, the 90X Cabaret brought the house down, preceded by the 90X FoodFest, which was the most delicious yet. And the visual artists of the 90X Gallery showed their work to great acclaim.

The wrap party.

The wrap party.

The first performance of  The Star and the Fire.

The first performance of The Star and the Fire.

The Star and the Fire  rehearsal.    Chandra Albritton, Carlos Martin, Lauren Cupples, Darius - Anthony Robinson.

The Star and the Fire rehearsal.  Chandra Albritton, Carlos Martin, Lauren Cupples, Darius - Anthony Robinson.

Aubrey Barnes singing in the 90X Cabaret

Aubrey Barnes singing in the 90X Cabaret

Tiffany Holt and Natsuko Hirano dance in the 90X Cabaret

Tiffany Holt and Natsuko Hirano dance in the 90X Cabaret

Elizabeth Hepp dancing in the 90X Cabaret

Elizabeth Hepp dancing in the 90X Cabaret

The Star and the Fire .  Mat Labotka, Lezane Havard Trapini

The Star and the Fire.  Mat Labotka, Lezane Havard Trapini

Leala Cyr in the 90X Cabaret

Leala Cyr in the 90X Cabaret

Final Dress Rehearsal for the 90X Cabaret.  Natalie LaBellarte, Curtis Allen Hansen

Final Dress Rehearsal for the 90X Cabaret. Natalie LaBellarte, Curtis Allen Hansen

Amy Charowsky, the 90X Cabaret

Amy Charowsky, the 90X Cabaret

2016

The 5th Annual 90 Square Arts Festival

Dancers and food make their first appearance at the 90X Cabaret.

Our Mainstage production was the Broadway musical Urinetown. In addition to this hilarious show, the 90X Gallery, and the 90X Cabaret, this year saw the birth of the 90X FoodFest.  The culinary artists of 90X Arts (all of whom are professional chefs working for Great Performances) gathered to create tasting - sized portions of their own signature dishes. This was combined with an immersive, multi-sensory performance integrating dance and audience vignettes with the delicious food.

The cast of Urinetown

The cast of Urinetown

 
Dancers during the 90X FoodFest

Dancers during the 90X FoodFest

"Cop Song" from  Urinetown

"Cop Song" from Urinetown

The cast of  Urinetown

The cast of Urinetown

The 90X Cabaret. Aubrey Barnes pictured

The 90X Cabaret. Aubrey Barnes pictured

Carlos Martin as Caldwell B. Cladwell in U rinetown

Carlos Martin as Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown

Final rehearsal for the 90X FoodFest

Final rehearsal for the 90X FoodFest

Abigail Wright from the 90X Cabaret

Abigail Wright from the 90X Cabaret

2015

The 4th Annual 90 Square Arts Festival

Ever-evolving, we become an Arts Festival

This was the first year we became a full-on Arts Festival.  We started the 90X Gallery, where visual artists could strut their stuff, and the 90X Cabaret, featuring some of the best singers you've ever heard. And on the Mainstage, Scapino!

The cast of  Scapino!  JR Robinson, Maura Kelley, Richard Price, Aaron Vega, Kevin Horne, Abigail Wright, Steve Asciolla, Amy Charowsky, Jonathan King, Claire Buchignani, Tommy Norton, Brandon Petty, Tramell Tillman 

The cast of Scapino! JR Robinson, Maura Kelley, Richard Price, Aaron Vega, Kevin Horne, Abigail Wright, Steve Asciolla, Amy Charowsky, Jonathan King, Claire Buchignani, Tommy Norton, Brandon Petty, Tramell Tillman 

The first 90X Gallery wall

The first 90X Gallery wall

The first table read of  Scapino!  Callie Rose Hanau, JR Robinson, Claire Kennedy, Aaron Vega, Steve Asciolla

The first table read of Scapino! Callie Rose Hanau, JR Robinson, Claire Kennedy, Aaron Vega, Steve Asciolla

Backstage at the 90X Cabaret. Amy Charowsky, Ashley Marie Lewis, Kat Liz Kramer

Backstage at the 90X Cabaret. Amy Charowsky, Ashley Marie Lewis, Kat Liz Kramer

The 90X Gallery

The 90X Gallery

Scapino!  Claire Buchignani, Tramell Tillman, Aaron Vega, Abigail Wright, Amy Charowsky

Scapino! Claire Buchignani, Tramell Tillman, Aaron Vega, Abigail Wright, Amy Charowsky

90X Gallery cutting boards, by Charlie Hewson

90X Gallery cutting boards, by Charlie Hewson

Backstage at  Scapino!  Callie Rose Hanau, Claire Buchignani

Backstage at Scapino! Callie Rose Hanau, Claire Buchignani

2014

Our 3rd year

Pilgrims of the Night

We branched out into non-musical territory for the first time.  Pilgrims of the Night boasted 30 cast members. Plus a Zombie Dance number. 

Jessica Ritacco

Jessica Ritacco

Sara Olson

Sara Olson

Walter Cline, Alison Edwards, Sara Olson, Callie Rose Hanau, Erik Parillo, Paul Martinkovic, JR Robinson, Lee Chrisman

Walter Cline, Alison Edwards, Sara Olson, Callie Rose Hanau, Erik Parillo, Paul Martinkovic, JR Robinson, Lee Chrisman

JR Robinson

JR Robinson

Meryl Thurston, Kevin Horne

Meryl Thurston, Kevin Horne

The Zombie Dance. Sarah Kemmeter, Ken Bolander, Walter Cline, Barry DeBois, Tommy Norton

The Zombie Dance. Sarah Kemmeter, Ken Bolander, Walter Cline, Barry DeBois, Tommy Norton

Heaven Stephens, Tommy Norton

Heaven Stephens, Tommy Norton

Olga, the Headless Woman.  K. Louise Layman

Olga, the Headless Woman.  K. Louise Layman

Erik Parillo

Erik Parillo

Lee Chrisman

Lee Chrisman

2013

Our 2nd year

Little Shop of Horrors

Our second year!  We didn't yet know if our little experiment would become an annual tradition.  But this show proved that it would.  We used a unique method for staging Audrey II, and had a ball.

Rehearsal collage

Rehearsal collage

Steve Asciolla as Audrey II

Steve Asciolla as Audrey II

Skid Row.  Jack Halpin, Heaven Stephens, Jonelle Margallo, Aaron Vega, Maura Kelly

Skid Row.  Jack Halpin, Heaven Stephens, Jonelle Margallo, Aaron Vega, Maura Kelly

Audrey II comes to Earth,  Joshua David Bishop

Audrey II comes to Earth,  Joshua David Bishop

Jonelle Margallo, Aaron Vega, Kim David, Heaven Stephens, Joshua David Bishop

Jonelle Margallo, Aaron Vega, Kim David, Heaven Stephens, Joshua David Bishop

Joshua David Bishop, Kim David, Jonelle Margallo, Ken Bolander, Heaven Stephens

Joshua David Bishop, Kim David, Jonelle Margallo, Ken Bolander, Heaven Stephens

Aaron Vega, Steve Asciolla

Aaron Vega, Steve Asciolla

Audrey II's pod

Audrey II's pod

Aaron Vega, Jack Halpin

Aaron Vega, Jack Halpin

Audrey II

Audrey II

Ashley Marie Lewis, Steve Asciolla

Ashley Marie Lewis, Steve Asciolla

Aaron Vega, Heaven Stephens, Kevin Horne

Aaron Vega, Heaven Stephens, Kevin Horne

We get the best audiences.  The bar helps 

We get the best audiences.  The bar helps 

The cities Audrey II eats during the finale.  Edible, delicious, and built/baked by Eric Berg.

The cities Audrey II eats during the finale.  Edible, delicious, and built/baked by Eric Berg.

2012

Our first year

Into the Woods

Everyone has their"bucket list" roles, and this show is full of them.  With just a dream and a lot of drive, we all came together and staged this marvelous show.  Little did we know what we would grow into. Read our write-up in the New York Times here.

 
Our picture in the  New York Times . Nick Locilento, Aubrey Elson

Our picture in the New York Times. Nick Locilento, Aubrey Elson

The closing night party.

The closing night party.

The cast and crew

The cast and crew

Aubrey Elson warming up

Aubrey Elson warming up