Da Da Da Dum – Snap Snap! You’ve enjoyed the comic strip. You’ve watched the television show. You’ve seen the movies (six in all). Now see Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, and Lurch live in the Broadway musical hit. They’re creepy, kooky, and ooky … The Addams Family!
140 Tampa Ave W.
Venice, FL 34285
Located at the north end of the rear parking lot. Please follow the signs. Parking is available in front of the Raymond Center and under the bridge.
In the past 35 years Katrina has directed, choreographed and coached over 200 productions in the US and Canada including the world premiere of T.K. Lee’s Paper Thin and the regional premieres of Tectonic Theatre Project’s groundbreaking work, The Laramie Project. Other productions include works by Chekov, Shaw, Sondheim, Ibsen, Wilder, Wasserstein and McNally. She has been adjudicating festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada for over 20 years. Katrina is also a published playwright, and has been a member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Laboratory since 2000.
Michelle Kasanofsky has been playing piano for almost 56 years and is a professional musician as well as a music educator. Michelle received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston and studied jazz piano there as well as classical at Boston University. She has a B.A. cum laude from Dowling College, a Master of Science in Music Education from C. W. Post Long Island University and an Education Leadership Specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University.
Michelle is originally from New York and spent most of her life on Long Island. While in New York she music directed many off-Broadway productions which included Always, Patsy Cline and has performed all over the world in Europe, Japan and Korea. Since moving down to Florida in 1998, Michelle has taught chorus, drama and dual enrollment music classes. In 2014, she was selected as Charlotte County’s Teacher of the Year. Since 2000 Michelle has performed and music directed at Venice Theatre. Her productions have included Hair, Mamma Mia, Cabaret, Toxic Avenger and Dreamgirls to name a few. She has also Music Directed at Sarasota Players, Manatee Players, Charlotte Players and the Dingbat Theatre Project.
Michelle has played for national touring companies at venues such as Barbara B Mann and Ruth Eckerd Hall for shows including A Chorus Line, Legally Blonde and West Side Story as well as accompanying artists such as Bernadette Peters and The Irish Tenors. In 2021 Michelle became the resident music director at Venice Theatre.
Vanessa Russo *
VANESSA RUSSO has been having an exciting professional Musical Theatre career as a Choreographer, Dancer and Performer. Born and raised in Sarasota, FL, some professional credits include: BILLY ELLIOT (First National Tour), BILLY ELLIOT (Amsterdam), WEST SIDE STORY (Asian/European Tour), OKLAHOMA! (First National Tour), Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Feature Film: (Across The Universe), among others. She has choreographed for the following: St. Pete Opera, MPAC, Sarasota Players, CANDance, and Sarasota Academy of the Arts.
* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)