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April 21 4pm Broadway at Stroudsmoor
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BROADWAY RETURNS TO THE STROUDMOOR!!! is an all-new concert event created exclusively for the Pocono Center for the Arts. Produced and hosted by New York Casting Director and Producing Artistic Director Stephen DeAngelis, five of Broadway’s finest performers will recreate their most memorable musical moments, display their versatility, share backstage behind-the-scenes anecdotes and participate in an enlightening and entertaining question and answer session with our audience. Scheduled performers are Jason Forbach (Into the Woods; Les Miserables; The Phantom of the Opera), Sam Primack (final Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen), Talia Suskauer (Elphaba in Wicked; Be More Chill), Josh Tower (Aaron Burr in Hamilton; Berry Gordy n Motown the Musical; Simba in The Lion King; School of Rock; Ragtime) and Ta-Tynisa Wilson (Hamilton; “American Idol”). Musical Director/Accompanist will be Asher Denburg. The afternoon will also feature a Special Guest Appearance by members of local theatre company The Shawnee Playhouse who will join the Broadway stars in performance. The concert will feature songs from classic and contemporary Broadway including musical selections from Hamilton; Dear Evan Hansen; Jesus Christ Superstar; Funny Girl; Dreamgirls; Camelot; Sweeney Todd; Pippin; The Wiz; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and more!!! Join us for another “can’t miss” event certain to thrill audience members of all ages.

-BIOS-

JASON FORBACH gained national attention when he stepped into the lead role of The Baker last minute on opening night in the acclaimed 2022 TONY-nominated Broadway revival of Into the Woods alongside Sara Bareilles and again on its National Tour, opening the Kennedy Center with Stephanie J. Block. He also starred as Raoul, Vicomte de Changy in The Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theater and Enjolras in the 2014 Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Les Miserables, where he reprised the role he played on the 25th Anniversary National Tour. Off-Broadway he appeared in The Music Teacher (New Group, A.W.O.L. (59e59), Into the Woods (City Center). Jason has performed regionally with companies such as Washington D.C. Shakespeare Theater Company, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Paper Mill Playhouse, 5th Avenue Theater, The Kennedy Center, North Shore Music Theater, Bucks County Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, and Theater Under the Stars. He has sung on the concert stage at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Omaha Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Gulf Coast Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Abilene Philharmonic, and on the opera stage with Boston Lyric Opera, Fresno Opera, Opera Boston, and Central City Opera. He was a regional semi-finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He has also performed on T.V.’s “Law and Order: SVU”, “America’s Got Talent”, “Good Morning America”, “The View” and “The 68th Annual Tony Awards”. He has three solo albums A New Leading Man, Revolutionary and Remembering to Dream, all available on Spotify and iTunes and has appeared on original cast albums of An American Victory and Song of Solomon both on Broadway Records and The Music Teacher on Bridge Records. He is also an award-winning playwright and screenwriter.

SAM PRIMACK is a native of Phoenix, AZ and comes straight from the Broadway and National Tour casts of Dear Evan Hansen where he has spent the last year playing Evan Hansen. Sam was also honored to close out the show as Evan on Broadway in September 2022. Past credits include The Addams Family National Tour (Pugsley Addams), Catch Me If You Can (Frank Jr.), Spring Awakening (Moritz), American Idiot (Johnny), and he is also 2017 Jimmy Award finalist. He was also a part of the casts of Newsies, Nine, A Christmas Story, and Gypsy for the Phoenix Theatre Company. Sam is grateful for amazing friends, teachers and his incredibly supportive family

TALIA SUSKAUER is a New York based actress, and most recently starred as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway. She also toured the country as Elphaba on the Munchkinland National Tour of Wicked. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Talia attended Dreyfoos School of the Arts, and then went on to earn her BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State University in 2018. During her freshman year at Penn State, Talia was chosen to be a 2015 YoungArts winner in Theatre Arts. Talia has performed regionally at the New London Barn Playhouse in New London, New Hampshire, playing roles such as Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical (NH Theatre Award Nomination), Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (NH Theatre Award Nomination), Lily Craven in The Secret Garden, and most recently, Jo March in Little Women. In 2018, Talia made her Off-Broadway debut in Be More Chill at the Signature Theatre in New York City, as the female standby. Talia continued her journey with Be More Chill as it transferred to the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway in February, 2019, and stayed with the production until it closed in August, 2019. Talia is happiest when she is traveling, eating pasta, or playing with her 5-year-old border collie, Tucker.

JOSH TOWER recently completed an extensive run as Aaron Burr in Hamilton. Broadway credits include Motown the Musical (Berry Gordy); The Lion King (Simba); School of Rock and Ragtime. National Tours include Miss Saigon (John). Regional credits include Camelot (Lancelot), Clybourne Park (Albert/Kevin), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Parade (Jim Conley), Les Miserables (Enjolras), Dreamgirls (Curtis), Once on This Island (Daniel) and Bad Boys of Broadway. Television: "Law & Order: SVU", "Blue Bloods", "The Rainmaker"

TA-TYNISA WILSON most recently starred as Deena Jones in the Goodspeed Opera House revival production of Dreamgirls. She made her Broadway debut as the Schuyler sister standby in Hamilton: An American Musical. Millions have caught a glimpse of her on “American Idol” Season 10 as one of the top finalists. She has traveled the world performing on cruise ships, which allowed her to share her talents across the globe. Ta-Tynisa is grateful for the constant love and support from her family and friends. Don’t let anyone dim your light.

ASHER DENBURG (Musical Director/Accompanist) is a versatile and in-demand musician whose work has been heralded worldwide. He currently plays for residencies at The Green Room 42 (At This Performance…; Pretty, Witty, & Gay Cabaret) and Chelsea Music Hall (Sweet! w/Seth Herzog). Selected credits as music director: national tours of Spamilton, Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular; Never Sleep Alone (Virgin Voyages, inaugural company); Breath and Imagination (Lyric Stage Company of Boston/Front Porch Arts Collective, IRNE nomination for Best Music Director). Concerts with Jackie Burns, Gavin Lee, Jelani Remy, Sis Thee Doll, and more. Selected orchestrations/arrangements: Bachelors of Broadway; Never Sleep Alone; Shanghai Sonatas in concert (Wallis Annenberg, world premiere); Fable (NYMF, world premiere); ghostwriter for the Boston Pops, Chicago Symphony. Asher is currently touring with Jeff Ross, writing original songs for Ross’ new show, Take A Banana for The Ride.

STEPHEN DeANGELIS (Producer/Host) has produced over 300 different Broadway concerts at venues in New York and across the United States featuring a multitude of Broadway stars including many Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winners and nominees, stars from hit television series and films whose roots are on stage and Broadway's fastest rising young performers. Throughout his career, he has worked with over 100,000 performers across all entertainment mediums. He is also the Producing Artistic Director and Host of At This Performance... , the critically acclaimed concert series that has showcased the talents of over 1200 Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates since October 2003. His work as a Producer of the ongoing series was acknowledged in BroadwayWorld's List of "Best Club, Cabaret and Concert for 2021". He has cast over 3600 network television and radio commercials for Manhattan's leading advertising agencies and has contributed to many historic and award-winning spots and campaigns including many which have been recognized with Platinum, Gold and Silver Lions at Cannes. Stephen also cast the six-time Emmy Award nominated Playhouse Disney series “Johnny and the Sprites” which was seen on the Disney Channel. His work has been seen in New York and regionally in over 300 theatrical productions for companies as well as numerous festival showcases, developmental workshops and readings. Stephen is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and has staged musicals in major theatres across the country in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Dallas and St. Louis and throughout New York and New England. He has worked with Actors, Singers, Dancers, Directors, Choreographers, Composers, Lyricists and Playwrights who have been recognized with the following distinctions across all mediums: 267 Tony Award wins, 882 Tony Award nominations, 265 Drama Desk Award wins, 996 Drama Desk Award, nominations, 32 Drama League Award wins, 218 Drama League Award nominations, 201 Primetime Emmy Award wins, 861 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, 131 Daytime Emmy Award wins, 488 Daytime Emmy Award nominations, 53 Academy Award wins, 160 Academy Award nominations, 23 Olivier Award wins, 78 Olivier Award nominations, 152 Grammy Award wins, 475 Grammy Award nominations, 110 Golden Globe Award wins, 370 Golden Globe Award nominations, 5 Pulitzer Prize wins, 8 Pulitzer Prize Award nominations and 10 Kennedy Center Honors recipients.

We are offering you a rare opportunity to own this signed and framed limited edition print by Andrei Protsouk. Price: $450. If you are interested in purchasing this beautiful piece of art that was created exclusively for Pocono Center for the Arts please email skip@pcfta.org

Andrei Protsouk is not just an artist, he is a visionary. Born in Ukraine and trained in Russia, he has mastered the art of oil painting, etching, and printmaking, and developed a unique style that blends classical realism with modern influences. His paintings are vibrant expressions of love, music, and culture, featuring passionate couples, lively musicians, and colorful scenes. His lines are bold and confident, his shapes are intricate and harmonious, and his textures are rich and varied. He invites you to enter his world of beauty and joy, where every brushstroke tells a story. He is also a leader and a patron of the arts. Since 1994, he has been living and working in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, where he opened Andrei Art Gallery, his own studio and gallery that showcases his amazing artworks. He also travels the world, exploring different cultures and exhibiting his paintings in prestigious galleries and museums. He works in partnership with his son 

Dennis Protsouk, who is also an accomplished artist, to share their art internationally and bring arts & culture to the Pocono area. They have been great supporters of the Pocono Center of the Arts, offering their expertise and consultation to the center in the field of visual arts. They aim to strengthen their relationship with the organization and help it become a staple of the art community in the Poconos

.Andrei Protsouk is an artist you don’t want to miss. His paintings are stunning, original, and captivating. They will inspire you, move you, and delight you. Visit www.AndreiArt.com to learn more about Andrei Art Gallery and their fine art.

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BROADWAY RETURNS TO THE STROUDMOOR!!! is an all-new concert event created exclusively for the Pocono Center for the Arts. Produced and hosted by New York Casting Director and Producing Artistic Director Stephen DeAngelis, five of Broadway’s finest performers will recreate their most memorable musical moments, display their versatility, share backstage behind-the-scenes anecdotes and participate in an enlightening and entertaining question and answer session with our audience. Scheduled performers are Jason Forbach (Into the Woods; Les Miserables; The Phantom of the Opera), Sam Primack (final Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen), Talia Suskauer (Elphaba in Wicked; Be More Chill), Josh Tower (Aaron Burr in Hamilton; Berry Gordy n Motown the Musical; Simba in The Lion King; School of Rock; Ragtime) and Ta-Tynisa Wilson (Hamilton; “American Idol”). Musical Director/Accompanist will be Asher Denburg. The afternoon will also feature a Special Guest Appearance by members of local theatre company The Shawnee Playhouse who will join the Broadway stars in performance. The concert will feature songs from classic and contemporary Broadway including musical selections from Hamilton; Dear Evan Hansen; Jesus Christ Superstar; Funny Girl; Dreamgirls; Camelot; Sweeney Todd; Pippin; The Wiz; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and more!!! Join us for another “can’t miss” event certain to thrill audience members of all ages.

-BIOS-

JASON FORBACH gained national attention when he stepped into the lead role of The Baker last minute on opening night in the acclaimed 2022 TONY-nominated Broadway revival of Into the Woods alongside Sara Bareilles and again on its National Tour, opening the Kennedy Center with Stephanie J. Block. He also starred as Raoul, Vicomte de Changy in The Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theater and Enjolras in the 2014 Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Les Miserables, where he reprised the role he played on the 25th Anniversary National Tour. Off-Broadway he appeared in The Music Teacher (New Group, A.W.O.L. (59e59), Into the Woods (City Center). Jason has performed regionally with companies such as Washington D.C. Shakespeare Theater Company, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Paper Mill Playhouse, 5th Avenue Theater, The Kennedy Center, North Shore Music Theater, Bucks County Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, and Theater Under the Stars. He has sung on the concert stage at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Omaha Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Gulf Coast Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Abilene Philharmonic, and on the opera stage with Boston Lyric Opera, Fresno Opera, Opera Boston, and Central City Opera. He was a regional semi-finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He has also performed on T.V.’s “Law and Order: SVU”, “America’s Got Talent”, “Good Morning America”, “The View” and “The 68th Annual Tony Awards”. He has three solo albums A New Leading Man, Revolutionary and Remembering to Dream, all available on Spotify and iTunes and has appeared on original cast albums of An American Victory and Song of Solomon both on Broadway Records and The Music Teacher on Bridge Records. He is also an award-winning playwright and screenwriter.

SAM PRIMACK is a native of Phoenix, AZ and comes straight from the Broadway and National Tour casts of Dear Evan Hansen where he has spent the last year playing Evan Hansen. Sam was also honored to close out the show as Evan on Broadway in September 2022. Past credits include The Addams Family National Tour (Pugsley Addams), Catch Me If You Can (Frank Jr.), Spring Awakening (Moritz), American Idiot (Johnny), and he is also 2017 Jimmy Award finalist. He was also a part of the casts of Newsies, Nine, A Christmas Story, and Gypsy for the Phoenix Theatre Company. Sam is grateful for amazing friends, teachers and his incredibly supportive family

TALIA SUSKAUER is a New York based actress, and most recently starred as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway. She also toured the country as Elphaba on the Munchkinland National Tour of Wicked. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Talia attended Dreyfoos School of the Arts, and then went on to earn her BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State University in 2018. During her freshman year at Penn State, Talia was chosen to be a 2015 YoungArts winner in Theatre Arts. Talia has performed regionally at the New London Barn Playhouse in New London, New Hampshire, playing roles such as Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical (NH Theatre Award Nomination), Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (NH Theatre Award Nomination), Lily Craven in The Secret Garden, and most recently, Jo March in Little Women. In 2018, Talia made her Off-Broadway debut in Be More Chill at the Signature Theatre in New York City, as the female standby. Talia continued her journey with Be More Chill as it transferred to the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway in February, 2019, and stayed with the production until it closed in August, 2019. Talia is happiest when she is traveling, eating pasta, or playing with her 5-year-old border collie, Tucker.

JOSH TOWER recently completed an extensive run as Aaron Burr in Hamilton. Broadway credits include Motown the Musical (Berry Gordy); The Lion King (Simba); School of Rock and Ragtime. National Tours include Miss Saigon (John). Regional credits include Camelot (Lancelot), Clybourne Park (Albert/Kevin), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Parade (Jim Conley), Les Miserables (Enjolras), Dreamgirls (Curtis), Once on This Island (Daniel) and Bad Boys of Broadway. Television: "Law & Order: SVU", "Blue Bloods", "The Rainmaker"

TA-TYNISA WILSON most recently starred as Deena Jones in the Goodspeed Opera House revival production of Dreamgirls. She made her Broadway debut as the Schuyler sister standby in Hamilton: An American Musical. Millions have caught a glimpse of her on “American Idol” Season 10 as one of the top finalists. She has traveled the world performing on cruise ships, which allowed her to share her talents across the globe. Ta-Tynisa is grateful for the constant love and support from her family and friends. Don’t let anyone dim your light.

ASHER DENBURG (Musical Director/Accompanist) is a versatile and in-demand musician whose work has been heralded worldwide. He currently plays for residencies at The Green Room 42 (At This Performance…; Pretty, Witty, & Gay Cabaret) and Chelsea Music Hall (Sweet! w/Seth Herzog). Selected credits as music director: national tours of Spamilton, Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular; Never Sleep Alone (Virgin Voyages, inaugural company); Breath and Imagination (Lyric Stage Company of Boston/Front Porch Arts Collective, IRNE nomination for Best Music Director). Concerts with Jackie Burns, Gavin Lee, Jelani Remy, Sis Thee Doll, and more. Selected orchestrations/arrangements: Bachelors of Broadway; Never Sleep Alone; Shanghai Sonatas in concert (Wallis Annenberg, world premiere); Fable (NYMF, world premiere); ghostwriter for the Boston Pops, Chicago Symphony. Asher is currently touring with Jeff Ross, writing original songs for Ross’ new show, Take A Banana for The Ride.

STEPHEN DeANGELIS (Producer/Host) has produced over 300 different Broadway concerts at venues in New York and across the United States featuring a multitude of Broadway stars including many Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winners and nominees, stars from hit television series and films whose roots are on stage and Broadway's fastest rising young performers. Throughout his career, he has worked with over 100,000 performers across all entertainment mediums. He is also the Producing Artistic Director and Host of At This Performance... , the critically acclaimed concert series that has showcased the talents of over 1200 Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates since October 2003. His work as a Producer of the ongoing series was acknowledged in BroadwayWorld's List of "Best Club, Cabaret and Concert for 2021". He has cast over 3600 network television and radio commercials for Manhattan's leading advertising agencies and has contributed to many historic and award-winning spots and campaigns including many which have been recognized with Platinum, Gold and Silver Lions at Cannes. Stephen also cast the six-time Emmy Award nominated Playhouse Disney series “Johnny and the Sprites” which was seen on the Disney Channel. His work has been seen in New York and regionally in over 300 theatrical productions for companies as well as numerous festival showcases, developmental workshops and readings. Stephen is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and has staged musicals in major theatres across the country in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Dallas and St. Louis and throughout New York and New England. He has worked with Actors, Singers, Dancers, Directors, Choreographers, Composers, Lyricists and Playwrights who have been recognized with the following distinctions across all mediums: 267 Tony Award wins, 882 Tony Award nominations, 265 Drama Desk Award wins, 996 Drama Desk Award, nominations, 32 Drama League Award wins, 218 Drama League Award nominations, 201 Primetime Emmy Award wins, 861 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, 131 Daytime Emmy Award wins, 488 Daytime Emmy Award nominations, 53 Academy Award wins, 160 Academy Award nominations, 23 Olivier Award wins, 78 Olivier Award nominations, 152 Grammy Award wins, 475 Grammy Award nominations, 110 Golden Globe Award wins, 370 Golden Globe Award nominations, 5 Pulitzer Prize wins, 8 Pulitzer Prize Award nominations and 10 Kennedy Center Honors recipients.