Meet the Cast of “Babes in Toyland”, Coming to Kelsey in November


After a very successful production of Anything Goes, M&M Stage Productions is set to follow-up that show with Babes in Toyland this November! Let’s meet the cast!

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This holiday spectacular, by Victor Herbert, featuring characters from many of your favorite classic fairy tales, is brought to life by M&M Stage Productions. In Toyland, the wicked Barnaby (the original Grinch) who hates Christmas and wants to ruin the holidays for all by foreclosing on their homes, schemes to steal Alan and Jane’s fortune, and goes to great lengths to do away with them. He also wants to force Mary Contrary to marry him, and hires a henchman to kidnap and her boyfriend, Tom-Tom The Piper’s Son. Jack & Jill, Little Miss Muffet, Simple Simon, Little Boy Blue, Little Bo-Peep seek help from the Magic Toymaker who can make the toys come to life, to defeat the horrible Barnaby and save the day

Here is the cast…

  • Contrary Mary – Alexis Comeau
  • Tom Tom – Connor McDowell
  • Barnaby – John Zimmerman
  • Jane – Marina McLaughlin
  • Alan – Michael Marrero
  • Gonzorgo – Ron SanGiovanni
  • Roderigo – Dan Mucha
  • Widow Piper – Gina Drigant
  • Hilda – Amy Bessellieu
  • Toymaker – Richard Kirschner
  • Marmaduke – Joe Zedeny
  • Grumio – Hudson Waller
  • Bo Peep – Maddie Keelan
  • Red Riding Hood – Maya Karp
  • Little Miss Muffett – Makenna Katz
  • Curly Locks – Addison Blumberg
  • Sally Waters – Alexys Pulsinelli
  • Jill – Isabella Papaccio
  • Jack – Jack May
  • Bobby Shafto – Andrew Reiman
  • Tommy Tucket – Nicholas Benedetti
  • Simple Simon – Roman Engel
  • Peter Pumpkin Eater – Sawyer Burness
  • Boy Blue – Dylan Katz
  • Ensemble – Eliyana Abraham, Isabelle Bannon, Evan Chartock, Madelyn Chartock, Isabella Colon, Linda Colon, Rafael Colon, Whitney Daniels, Stacy Danka, Carter Erickson, Nolah Flynn, Jenna Gottlieb, Abigail Leach, Kaili Mack, Isabella Mellos, Shannon Mohan, Peyton Nolan, Cara Pergament, Anusha Qaisar, Jonathan  Ronen, Shreya Savur, Samantha Torillo, Kali Victor, Kaitlyn Young

Meet the production team…

  • Producers – Mike Almstedt & Mike DiIorio
  • Director – Tom Bessellieu
  • Musical Director – David Shirley
  • Choreographer – Laura Murey Ghaffoor
  • Stage Manager – Chris Szemis
  • Assistant Stage Manager – Tristan Takacs
  • Costumer – Louisa Murey
  • Set Design – Mike Almstedt
  • Lighting Design – M. Kitty Getlik
  • Sound Technicians – Eric Collins & Frank McDuff

Performance dates are: November 18-27, 2016, with Friday and Saturday night performances at 8:00 pm, and Sunday afternoon performances at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available online at or by calling the box office at 609-570-3333.


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