Red Herring Productions ASSASSINS

posted Oct 7, 2013, 10:06 AM by Anne Marie Wilson

Directed by John Dranschak
Musical Direction by Pam Welsh-Huggins

As our nation approaches the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Red Herring Productions presents Sondheim and Weidman’s darkly comic masterpiece on what can happen when the broken promise of the American dream gives rise to desperate, unspeakable acts. In a land where any kid can grow up to be President, what can happen when every kid doesn’t?

“Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.”

Thursday October 31 @ 8pm
Friday November 1 @ 8pm
Saturday November 2 @ 8pm
Sunday November 3 @ 2pm
Thursday November 7 @ 8pm
Friday November 8 @ 8pm
Saturday November 9 @ 8pm

Studio One Theater
Vern Riffe Center
77 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215

$20 in advance
or Pay-What-You-Want at the door.
For advance tickets, call: 614-723-9116

Belting my face off with LaTiDo Cabaret

posted May 16, 2013, 9:59 AM by Anne Marie Wilson   [ updated May 23, 2013, 3:16 PM ]

Monday, May 27 
8:00pm until 10:00pm
Black Fox Lounge (Dupont)
1723 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

La-Ti-Do Memorial Day Weekend

This week we celebrate the start of summer with our celebration of Memorial Day Weekend!

Guest performers: Joelle Thomas, Anne Marie Pinto, Nick DuPre, Joey Wilson, Molly Scalise
Hosts: DonMike Mendoza & Regie Cabico and Accompanist: Jonathan Tuzman

Admission: $10 General Admission, $5 for non-performing LTD Alumni
Doors open at 7:50pm for an 8pm start.


Monday, May 21 
8:00pm until 10:00pm
Black Fox Lounge (Dupont)
1723 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

La-Ti-Do Belts Your Face Off with Liberated Muse

It's that time of week again for La-Ti-Do: WINNER of DC Metro Theater Arts's Special Award for Best of 2012!
This week we feature belters and beltresses galore! Are you ready to have your ears and your hearts rocked by earth shaking belting?

Guest performers: Liberated Muse, Kelsea Edgerly, Kate Duffy and John Fritz, Anne Marie Pinto, Nick DuPre, Joelle Thomas and the storytelling stylings of Dan Sullivan 
Hosts: DonMike Mendoza & Regie Cabico and Accompanist: Jonathan Tuzman

Admission: $10 General Admission, $5 for non-performing LTD Alumni
Doors open at 7:50pm for an 8pm start.

"Go see La-Ti-Do, not just for the art, but for the artistry that will leave you tapping your toes and singing from your souls!” Cyle Durkee, DCMetroTheaterArts

YouTube Video LaTiDo

A Little Night Music

posted Aug 27, 2012, 11:54 AM by Anne Marie Wilson   [ updated Mar 11, 2013, 7:53 PM ]

Update January 2013:
Washington Area Community Theater Honors (WATCH)
 Outstanding featured actress in a musical 


The Arlington Players present

June 1 - 17, 2012
The Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle - The Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

This story centers on three mismatched couples in Sweden. Desiree Armfeldt, an actress, is having an affair with Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm who is married to Countess Charlotte Malcolm. Fredrik Egerman, a lover from Desiree's past, is married to the young and virginal Anne. Henrik Egerman, Fredrik's son and a divinity student, is in love with his stepmother Anne. The romantic comedy of errors and intrigue features such characters as Anne’s saucy maid Petra, Desiree's worldly wise mother Madame Armfeldt, and Desiree's daughter, Fredrika, through whose eyes we see so much of the story. It is a story of love, humor, self-discovery, and timing amidst gossip and intrigue in the Swedish land of the midnight sun. The show debuted on Broadway in 1973 and received six Tony awards including best book, best original score, and best musical.
(Description is taken in part from

Producer: John K. Monnett 
Director & Choreographer: Christopher Dykton 
Music Director: John-Michael d’Haviland 
Stage Manager: Terri Carnahan 
Conductor: Leah Kocsis 
Set Design: Russell Kopp 
Master Carpenter: Bill Wisniewski 
Set Dressing: Lindsey Hays 
Properties: Avery Burns 
Lighting Design: B.Keith Ryder 
Sound Design: Keith Bell 
Costume Design: Grant Kevin Lane 
Hair & Wigs: Bette Williams 

Desiree Armfeldt: Heather Friedman 
Fredrik Egerman: Brent Stone 
Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm: Hans Dettmar 
Countess Charlotte Malcolm: Carmel Ferrer 
Henrik Egerman: Scott Harrison 
Anne Egerman: Ann Coffman 
Petra: Anne Marie Pinto 
Madame Armfeldt: Jennifer Strand 
Frid: Juan Arroyo-Alvelo 
Fredrika Armfeldt: Camille McDermott 
Mr. Lindquist: Michael Usowski 
Mrs. Nordstrom: Jennifer Jacobsen 
Mrs. Anderssen: Nikki Arbiter-Murphy 
Mr. Erlanson: Joseph Wilson 
Mrs. Segstrom: Jean Koppen 

NOTE: The Arlington Players is the sole producer of A Little Night Music, it is not associated with Arena Stage.


posted Sep 6, 2011, 10:53 AM by Anne Marie Wilson   [ updated Mar 11, 2013, 8:00 PM ]

By Arthur Kopit with music/lyrics by Maury Yeston. 


Guido Contini, famous Italian film director, has turned forty and faces a double crises: he has to shoot a film for which he can't write the script, and his wife of twenty years, the film star Luisa del Forno, may be about to leave him if he can't pay more attention to the marriage. As it turns out, it is the same crisis.

The story is based on Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical film . It focuses on film director Guido Contini, savoring his most recent (and greatest) success but dreading his imminent 40th birthday and a midlife crisis blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in early-1960s Venice. The original Broadway production opened in 1982 and ran for 729 performances, starring Raul Julia. The musical won five Tony Awards, including best musical, and has enjoyed a number of revivals.



"No mistake about it, The Arlington Players’ production of Nine is award bait.. “Unusual Way” is arguably the best thing Muary Yeston ever wrote. Pinto, as Claudia, sings the number delicately, conveying the complexity of her relationship with Guido..."

Bob Ashby Showbizradio

"Masterfully paced by director Lisa Anne Bailey...the performance of the talented cast is augmented by the skillful musical direction of Paul Nasto and his 15-piece orchestra....TAP pulls together an energetic and captivating performance that musical theater lovers should not miss."

Jeanne Theismann Alexandria Gazette

"Anne Marie Pinto has nice turns as Guido’s professional interest.
The Arlington Players...have a winner of a season-opener on their hands"


Performance Dates: 

 October 7 — 21, 2011
Performances are 8PM Fridays & Saturdays, 3:30PM Sundays


Cast List 

Guido- Eric Kennedy
Little Guido-Colin Cech
Little Guido (U/S)-Eli Wassertzug
Luisa- Evelyn Trester
Carla- Lauren Palmer Kiesling
Claudia-Anne Marie Pinto
Guido's Mother- Barbara Porter
Lilian LeFluer- Lorraine Magee
Sarraghina- Kristin Magee
Ensemble- Montana Brown, Karen Hayes, Lindsey McClenathan, Anna Miller, Kristen Otto, Jenny Rauch, Kelly Shores, Liz Sutton, Cassandra Walker

Wicked Moon (musical) Reading

posted Jun 1, 2011, 7:42 AM by Anne Marie Wilson   [ updated Jun 7, 2011, 1:59 PM ]


When is first love true love and when is it illusion? This is the question facing two
women, Arlene Lewis and her niece Kendra Millay. Since losing the man she loved
Arlene has devoted her life to running her cabaret, the Wicked Moon.

Kendra arrives with herfiancee, Carl Windover, the son of wealth and privilege whose patronizing attitude
toward all things cabaret causes Kendra to question her future as a “Windover wife.”

 Old secrets open the door to a new future for Arlene and a choice for Kendra
who finds herself falling in love with the free-spirited musical director of the cabaret.

Events cascade to an unexpected reprieve for the
Wicked Moon and the cabaret lives on, proof that the best laid plans of mice, men and
landlords are no match for love

Arly - Anne Marie Pinto
Kendra - Gina Tomkus
Sara/Sam - Claudia Vandermade
Mike - Sam Nystrom
Carl - Scott Harrison
Dean - Matt Williams
Pete - Chris Thorn

Reston Community Players' New Play Project!

Reston Community Players (RCP) is a nonprofit community theater organization in Northern Virginia.  After seeing an article on line about the Wicked Moon debut performance at the 4th Wall Theater, Rick Schneider,  Reston Players' Executive Producer, invited Wicked Moon to participate in their New Play Project. Similar to 4th Wall's
Musicals In Development program, the New Play Project offers playwrights the opportunity
to work with the theater company on an ongoing basis to further develop their work.

On June 25 we begin the first stage of the process with a basic reading (open to the public) in the Reston Player's rehearsal hall at 7:30 p.m., with a reception and talk-back to follow. Wicked Moon is the only musical participating in this summer series of six plays running from May through July, 2011.

 Based on the talk-back sessions at the 4th Wall staging in March, the creative team has made some revisions to the songs and libretto, and looks forward to bringing Wicked Moon to the stage once again at RCP in Reston, Virginia.


[title of show]

posted Apr 15, 2011, 2:35 PM by Anne Marie Wilson   [ updated Jun 1, 2011, 7:57 AM ]


April 23-May 14
The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Press for the show

"Pinto with her powerful voice and wild gesticulations to rip up the stage in the rock number “Die Vampire Die""
Alexandria Times

"...there was great synergy among the cast." Old Towne Alexandria

"They manage in the course of the 90-minute show to take the show and make it theirs."

"Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!...[Pinto] brings a goofy, lovable, exciting presence to the stage
with fine comedic timing and delivery. "

"The cast of four - put the show over the top"
FairfaxTimes .com

"All four perform superbly with great voices and comic sensibilities
Washington Blade

"A Loving spoof of Musical Comedy"
Connection News

About [Title of Show]

[title of show] is a unique and quirky musical about two guys who write a Broadway musical
about two guys writing  a Broadway musical. With a couple of their actress friends, they journey from the unemployment line to the bright lights of Broadway. Don’t miss the show that the New York Times called
 “…genial, unpretentious and far funnier than many of the more expansively manufactured.

Josh Goldman (Hunter)

Sharon Grant (Heidi)

Scott Harrison (Jeff)

Anne Marie Pinto (Susan) 

Directed by Michael Kharfen
Francine Krasowska (Musical Director/Pianist)

more information on the original creators at

[Photography - Shane Canfield]

Reading: Edward Albee Festival Arena Stage

posted Apr 15, 2011, 2:07 PM by Anne Marie Wilson   [ updated Apr 15, 2011, 2:44 PM ]


Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theatre

Sun., Apr. 17 at 5 p.m.

Mon., Apr. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Staged Reading of
Everything in the Garden (1967)

Director: D. Ohlandt
Two acts; 130 min

In this fast-paced comedy of suburban 1960s manners,
Jenny and Richard are having trouble keeping up with the Joneses.
Enter Mrs. Toothe, who offers Jenny a job. When Richard discovers her profession,
they have to decide to what lengths they will go to keep up appearances.


posted Oct 17, 2010, 3:24 PM by Anne Marie Wilson   [ updated Oct 17, 2010, 3:43 PM ]

 Come enjoy an evening of Broadway tunes and support the fight against cancer. The evening will include a variety of songs played by the extremely talented Elisa Rosman and sung by some of the best voices in DC Area Theatre....

Lisa Bailey
Katie McManus
Jennifer Lambert
Patrick McMahan
Gina Tomkus
Scott Harrison
Sam Nystrom
Anne Marie Pinto-Wilson
DJ Lick
Josh Doyle
Mimi Preda
Harv Lester 
Toby Messitt
and Kate Roehr

Admission is only $10! Tickets at the door! If you like Broadway (Contemporary and Classic) - you will LOVE this show. All proceeds will go to the treatment of a close friend, Brain Holt. We ask that you please consider making a donation to the cause.
Sunday, October 17 · 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location Highland Center for the Arts - Rice Theatre
597 Broadview Ave
Warrenton, VA

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