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Founded in 1955, Theater Ten Ten is New York City's longest consecutively operating Equity Theater Company, and an Arts Outreach Program of the Park Avenue Christian Church. It is dedicated to producing classic and contemporary plays and musicals and to providing a nurturing atmosphere for both emerging artists and seasoned professionals. The company is also committed to spreading awareness to all, educating youth, and using some nontraditional casting to allow more diversity and opportunities for women in the arts

Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

A Grand Night For Singing  | Open: 04/25/08 Close: 05/25/08
A Grand Night for Singing opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices and a Tony nomination for Best Musical. With a cast of two men and three women, this revue explores romance and relationships using more than thirty Rogers and Hammerstein songs. Although each of R&H's musicals are represented, none of those songs' context or settings is retained: Rodgers & Hammerstein probably never imagined "Shall We Dance?" as a comic pas de deux, nor that one day a lovelorn lad might pose the musical question "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?" That's precisely the kind of invention lavished upon this revue, with the innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrew Sisteresque "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out'a My Hair," a swinging "Honeybun," and a jazzy "Kansas City" leaving no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of R&H remain. Theater Ten Ten's production is the first New York City professional revival since the original Broadway run. Under the stage direction of David Fuller and the musical direction of Michael Harren (who teamed on the much acclaimed Happy End last season) A Grand Night for Singing will be a whimsical and elegant journey through the stages of romance, from initial infatuation through enduring love.
A Little of What You Fancy: An Authentic British Music Hall  | Open: 04/29/05 Close: 05/29/05
An original revue of songs and sketches done in the authentic British Music Hall style, eight performers delightfully lead you through hilarious and heartwarming music of the 1850s through the 1920s.
A Midsummer Night's Dream  | Open: 02/09/07 Close: 03/11/07
In one of the Bard's most beloved comedies, human will attempts to thwart the power of love, logic is lost and the fairies (in this case, very swinging musical fairies!) take over. Imagination is let loose, lovers are seized by a ridiculous madness, and the fairies themselves fall victim to their own spectacular spells. Warm up with some midsummer madness in the middle of winter. Director Judith Jarosz, who brought us ethereal hilarities in Iolanthe...unplugged (2004 OOBR Award - Outstanding Production) returns for more fairy antics!
Appropriate for ages 8 and up.

The creative team includes: Director/Choreographer, Judith Jarosz; Fight Director, Ricki G. Ravitts (Northanger Abbey); Music Director/Composer, Jason Wynn (Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, Theater Ten Ten; Mother Courage, Jean Cocteau Rep); Lighting Designer, Jay Scott; Set Designer, Matthew Smith; Costume Designer, Rien Schlecht; Asst. Dir./PSM/Sound Designer, Shauna Horn, and SM, Jeannine Myers.

The cast features: Arthur Atkinson* (Fiddler, Nat. tour), Nat Cassidy*, Andrew Clatemen (The Apple Cart, The Singapore Mikado), Devin Delliquanti (Northanger Abbey), Lisa Ferraro*, David Fuller*(Northanger Abbey), Tatiana Gomberg*(Northanger Abbey), Annalisa Loeffler* (The Apple Cart, A Month in the Country), Lynn Marie Macy (Mother Courage, The ThreePenny Opera, Cocteau Rep.), Kristopher Monroe (A Little of What You Fancy), Lisa Riegel* (Iolanthe...unplugged), Gael Schaefer*, and David Tillistrand* (2006 NY Innovative Theater Award nominee, Best Actor, The Singapore Mikado).
*Appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity Association

One of New York City's most innovative theater companies and the longest continuously operating Equity Company, Off Broadway, the multi-award winning Theater Ten Ten is known for its high standards and entertaining conceptualizations. Its mission emphasizes non-traditional casting and it has gained a reputation for performing classics and contemporary pieces that are well cast and fast-paced.

A Month In The Country  | Open: 10/21/05 Close: 11/20/05
One of the most important plays of the nineteenth century, A Month in the Country blends the romantic and psychological melodrama of Turgenev's novels with the development of dark comedy, predating later examples of this synergy byno less than Anton Chekov and even television's Desperate Housewives. Originally censored for its political and sexual undercurrents, Theater Ten Ten brings A Month in the Country to contemporary audiences.
Arms And The Man  | Open: 10/08/09 Close: 11/01/09
Theater Ten Ten continues its love affair with G. B. Shaw! This season we present one of his best known pieces “Arms and The Man” which was first produced on April 21, 1894, and published in 1898 as part of Shaw's Plays Pleasant volume. The play is a delightful comedy, and an exuberant take on love and war that is filled with Shaw’s usual razor sharp wit. It was one of Shaw's first commercial successes, and when he was called onto stage after the curtain he received enthusiastic applause. However, amidst the cheers, one audience member booed. Shaw replied, in characteristic fashion "My dear fellow, I quite agree with you, but what are we two against so many?" So many indeed! The play is as popular and relevant today as when it was first produced. And in an interesting side note…Shaw sold the rights to adapt the play into a Viennese operetta, certain that it would never be produced. However, it became an international hit as The Chocolate Soldier (1908). Leah Bonvissuto, who directed our “sold out” winter 2009 production of Shaw’s “The Philanderer” returns to the helm.

Giolbert & Sullivan's The Singapre Mikado  | Open: 04/28/06 Close: 05/28/06
Gilbert & Sullivan like you've never seen it before!

In this original concept production by Charles Berigan and David Fuller, you are invited to be a guest at a holiday party on December 10, 1941, given by the British consul, Sir Evelyn Estebrooke, where the entertainment is "The Mikado" performed by friends from the Singapore community. Occurring just days after the raid on Pearl Harbor, the Brits aim to thumb their collective noses at the Empire of the Rising Sun, totally unaware that the Emperor's troops are marching down the Malayan Peninsula toward this Gibraltar of the East.

Happy End, A Melodrama with Songs  | Open: 04/27/07 Close: 05/27/07
Written on the heels of the phenomenally successful Threepenny Opera, Happy End, which premiered in Berlin in 1929, again takes to task the disparity between the "Haves" versus the "Have-nots." In the underworld of Chicago, 1919, a Salvation Army Lieutenant, Lillian Holiday, a/k/a Hallelujah Lil, tries to reform a gangster, Bill Cracker, whose mob is led by the mysterious Lady in Grey (also known as "The Fly"). During the course of the salvation, they fall in love, a robbery gets bungled, murder is attempted, there's a surprise reuniting and a "happy" ending. Along the way we are treated to some of Weill's best songs, including "The Bilbao Song," "The Sailor's Tango," "Song of the Big Shot," "The Mandalay Song" and " Surabaya Johnny." Veteran Director David Fuller, who has helmed many hits including The Threepenny Opera at the Jean Cocteau Repertory, and Theater Ten Ten's spring 2006, six time Innovative Theater Award nominated production of The Singapore Mikado, directs this exciting piece.
Kiss and Cry  | Open: 02/10/06 Close: 03/12/06
Stacy, a champion male figure skater on his way to the Olympics, and Fiona,
a hot young movie starlet, are the nation's favorite couple--as long as
nobody finds out they're both gay. Straight from today's blind item gossip
columns, KISS AND CRY is a new romantic comedy about love, sex, fame and the
lengths people will go to in the pursuit of success.
THE APPLE CART, A Political Extravaganza  | Open: 02/11/05 Close: 03/13/05
Is a government of the people, for the people and by the people an option? Find out Shaw's answer to Lincoln's famous statement in this inimitable comic fantasy. Shaw's brilliant script transforms the workings of politics into a wonderful, whimsical treat for the senses. This rarely done humorous exploration of all that we may take for granted is a delight for the mind and frighteningly relevant to this day.
The 103rd annual performance of Ruddigore,
or The Witch's Curse
 | Open: 04/24/09 Close: 05/24/09
You loved Theater Ten Ten’s award winning productions of The Singapore Mikado, Iolanthe…unplugged, and The Nova Scotia Pirates of Penzance. Our unique productions of G&S musicals have resulted in multiple nominations and an OOBR & Innovative Theater Award! Join our wonderfully inventive director David Fuller for yet another creative spin on a classic. This time it’s Ruddigore, or The Witches Curse! The 103rd Annual Performance of Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse, Presented by Murgatroyd’s Hospital for Mental Rehabilitation, Ruddy Gore, Maine. Join us as the staff and residents of Murgatroyd’s Hospital present their annual rendition of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic, replete with their cache of therapeutic puppets to augment the cast of eleven. Running April 24 - May 24, 2009.


Adapted and Directed by David Fuller
Musical Direction by Jason Wynn

Brittney Jensen – Choreographer / Assistant Director
Giles Hogya – Set & Lighting Design
Soo Bang – Assistant to Set & Lighting Designer
Mira Veikley – Costume Design
Kate Friedberg – Costume Assistant
Erienne Wredt – Production Stage Manager
Sarah M. Wilson – Assistant Stage Manager


Natalie Charlé Ellis*
Greg Horton*
Judith Jarosz*
Amy Mahoney*
Michael McGregor Mahoney*
Kristopher Monroe
Sierra Rein*
David Tillistrand*
Jason Wynn
Adam Yankowy
Cristiane Young
*member of Actors’ Equity Association


The Importance of Being Earnest  | Open: 02/08/08 Close: 03/09/08
NEW YORK, NY December 28, 2007 - Theater Ten Ten announces its winter mainstage production for the 2007-08 season, Oscar Wilde's classic comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest." The show will run February 8th through March 9th, 2008. Press is invited beginning Saturday, February 9th.

A master of the studied insult, Oscar Wilde's jabs at hypocrisy, pretense and boring conventionality are as timely and funny today as when he wrote them. A classic comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest is widely considered to be one of the finest plays ever written.

Theater Ten Ten's Producing Artistic Director Judith Jarosz will direct. Last season Jarosz garnered acclaim for her non traditional production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and won an OOBR Award for Outstanding Production 2004 for producing and directing Iolanthe...unplugged.

The creative staff also features, Hajera Dehqanzada (Lighting Design), Lydia Gladstone and Kristin Raphael (Costume Design), David Fuller (Set Design), Aaron Diehl (Asst. Director), Molly Goforth (Dialect Coach), and Lauren Arneson (Production Stage Manager).

The cast includes, David Fuller* as Lane/Merriman, Talaura Harms*as Miss Prism, Greg Horton* (The Singapore Mikado, Happy End) as Dr. Chasuble David Jacks* as Algernon Moncrieff, Sheila Joon* as Cecily Cardew, Vanessa Morosco* as Gwendolen Fairfax, Christopher Michael Todd* as John Worthing, and Cristiane Young (The Singapore Mikado, Happy End) as Lady Bracknell.
*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity.

One of New York City's most innovative theater companies and the longest continuously operating Equity Company, Off Broadway, the multi-award winning Theater Ten Ten is known for its high standards and entertaining conceptualizations. Its mission emphasizes non-traditional casting and it has gained a reputation for performing classics and contemporary pieces that are well cast and fast-paced.

The Philanderer  | Open: 02/13/09 Close: 03/15/09
The Philanderer is a comedy where the charismatic Leonard Charteris is a philosophizing philanderer who believes that only conventional people marry while advanced people form "charming friendships." But when he meets a self-described "new women" who belongs only to herself and is the property of no man, he may have met his match, if not his mate! It is one of the three plays Shaw published as Plays Unpleasant in 1898, because its purpose is to raise awareness of social problems. We welcome exciting up and coming director, Leah Bonvissuto (Lincoln Centers Directors Lab, NYC Fringe Fest) to the helm.

The creative staff and crew feature, Sherrice Kelly (Lighting Design), Mira Veikley (Costume Design), David Fuller (Set Design), Kate Friedberg (Asst. Costume Designer), Anna Hemphill (Production Stage Manager), Shauna Horn (Asst, Director), Brittney McAden (Asst. Stage Manager).

The cast includes, Anne Gill*, Tatiana Gomberg* (2008 Innovative Theater Award Nominee-Outstanding Featured Actress), Duncan Hazard*, Shauna Horn, Greg Horton* (2006 Innovative Theater Award Winner- Outstanding Lead Actor), Barrie Kreinik*, Mickey Ryan, and Julian Stetkevych* (Northanger Abbey)
*Member of Actors Equity Association

The Tempest  | Open: 10/17/08 Close: 11/16/08
One of the great romantic comedy plays by William Shakespeare. When at sea, Queen Alonsa of Naples and her entourage encounter a violent storm, or Tempest, they are all washed ashore on a strange island inhabited by the powerful magician Prospero who has deliberately conjured up the storm. Prospero and his daughter Miranda live on the island which is also inhabited by the sprite Ariel, and the ugly, half human Caliban. Lessons of forgiveness are learned, and lives are changed forever, with the help of some of Shakespeare's most poetic text.

Theater Ten Ten's Producing Artistic Director Judith Jarosz will direct this Steam Punk concept. Recently Jarosz has garnered acclaim for her production of Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, and her non-traditional take on William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. She was awarded a 2004 OOBR Award for Outstanding Production for producing and directing Iolanthe...unplugged.

The creative staff also features, Giles Hogya & David Fuller (Set Design), Sherrice Kelly (Lighting Design), Viviane Galloway (Costume Design), Aaron Diehl (Sound & Video Design), Emily Gasser (Production Stage Manager), Emily Brittney Jensen (Assistant Director), and Anna Hemphill (Assistant Stage Manager).

The cast includes, Matt Bernhard* as Sebastian, Richard Brundage* as Antonio, Sybille Bruun* as Gonzala, Ka-Ling Cheung* as Miranda, Greg Foro* as Ferdinand, David Fuller* as Prospero, Anne Gill as Trinculo, Catherine Handy* as Alonsa, Scott Michael Morales* as Caliban, Kendall Rileigh* as Ariel, and David Weinheimer as Stephano. * Member of Actors Equity Association

One of New York City's most innovative theater companies and the longest continuously operating Equity Company, Off Broadway, the multi-award winning Theater Ten Ten is known for its high standards and entertaining conceptualizations. Part of Theater Ten Ten's mission is nontraditional casting, to allow for more diversity and opportunities for women in the arts. Some roles usually cast as male will be female in this production.