WelcomeCarrie earned her undergraduate degree
with a double concentration in musical
theatre and technical theatre / design from
the Conservatory of Performing Arts at
Point Park University and her MFA atThe
University of Memphis in lighting design.
She has been working professionally since
1995. Carrie is a member of AEA.
The contents of this presentation shows a
range of employment as a stage producer,
director, performer, designer, manager and
teacher. In addition there is a selection of
commercial art and published photographs.
Thank you & enjoy!
Gas Lamp Inc., Glen Ridge, NJ
Gas Lamp Players Jr. Presents a colorful production of Disney’s Alice in
Wonderland next weekend.
This fully staged production is a colorful production that will wow any
audience member from the red and white chess board stage, giant light
up Cheshire Cat, special effects and great music. Join Alice’s madcap
adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the
Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing
Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! The
production includes new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as
“I’m Late,” “The Un-birthday Song” and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.” Alice In
Wonderland is a family favorite and appropriate for kids of all ages.
Scenic & Properties Design
Lighting Design Mentor
Gas Lamp Inc., Glen Ridge, NJ
Rehearsal Photo / Cast 82 First through Eighth Graders
Scenic & Properties Design
Lighting Design Mentor
in the Gas Lamp Players'
This week, the Glen Ridge-based theater group is taking the stage at Ridgewood Avenue School with "Alice in Wonderland."
The show – which is the capstone of the two-month summer theater camp for children - is based on the 1953 Disney animated
classic, which in turn is based on the Lewis Carroll novel.
As of Monday, the cast and crew were starting full run-throughs of the show, with lighting, sound and costumes.
"It's really actually coming – I'm going to knock on wood as I say this – it's really coming together beautifully," said director Carrie
There are about 82 children participating in the show this year. Most are from Glen Ridge, co-director Sue Deubner said, but others
are from surrounding towns like Montclair, Bloomfield, Verona and Millburn.
This year's show operated on a condensed schedule – four weeks of camp with five days each. Each week offered a special event
for the campers. One week, it was a master class in mime – and there's going to be some mime included in the show, Yacono said.
Another week, to tie in with the Mad Hatter's tea party, the campers got a lesson in tea party etiquette. There was also a special
"game day," complete with a croquet set.
The show is also going to offer some new kinds of special effects. For the Cheshire Cat, Gas Lamp built – with some help from
Yacono's mother – a giant puppet cat with lights sewn on to it. The puppet will have three actors handling it during the show. And the
falling-down-the-rabbit-hole scene will include some special effects with strobe lights and blacklights.
Gas Lamp's summer workshop is offered for children in grades one through eight. The workshop starts in June and culminates with a
performance in early August.
In between auditions and rehearsals, the campers get to do theater games and exercises. It is also traditional for Gas Lamp to bring
in guest artists to work with the campers.
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There were occasional last-minute jitters, Yacono said, but for the most part, the run-throughs have been solid ones – and for that,
she praised the talents of the cast and the crew. "I could not ask to be in a better place with these rehearsals." The performances are
at 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Samy Cordero and
starring at the Mad
Hatter and Alice in the
Gas Lamp Players'
production of 'Alice in
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Gas Lamp is getting ready to take a fall down the rabbit hole this
The Man in the Window: The Building of the
World Premiere: The Payan Theatre: Roy Arias Studios, NYC
(Mid-Winter Madness One Act Play Festival produced by John Chatterton Presents Inc.)
Toured Showings: 27nth Annual Saxonburg Festival of the Arts
Concordia Lutheran Ministries
The Man in the Window was sponsored by Pittsburgh Fifty Five Plus Magazine, Mimi’s Memories Antiques, Artificial
Limb and Brace Co., C & S Hardware, Antiques, The Butler Little Theatre , The Saxonburg Historical Society , The
Saxonburg Festival of the Arts Council and On Cue Costumes .
Producer / Director
Press Photo / The Butler Eagle (Front Page)
From left, Abby Schultz and
brothers Finnigan and Aedan
Mell wait to make their
entrances Saturday as
“Newsies” in “The Man in
the Window.” The play
about John Roebling and the
building of the Brooklyn
Bridge was staged at the
Saxonburg Festival of the
Visit Edgemont's Haunted Fieldhouse, Get a Haunted Hayride!
Friday, October 30, 2009
There's a really spooky event shaping up over at the Edgemont Fieldhouse, today, Friday,
from 5pm to 9pm. 20 actors are rehearsing and practicing their screeches for a really fun evening.
Stage and set designer/director Cary Yacono is the creative force directing the construction
(she's the smiling blond lady with the ball point pen clipped to her t shirt in the slide show below).
It's sponsored by Montclair's Recreation and Cultural Affairs Dept.
and this is their first ever "Spooktacular" - enjoy the creepy haunted house, then take a 'ghostly
hayride' around the park. The tour will be limited to children between the ages of 6-15, and
admission is $3. Click here or here for more info. And then...
enjoy this slide show of some of the delights that await you!
Montclair Spooktacular Extravaganza
Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department Montclair, NJ
Production Design, excluding sound design by Rafe Carlotto.
Sponsors Include: Sound Associates, 4-Wall Entertainment, Luna Stage,
Running Rabbit Family Theatre, Applegate Farms,
George and Beth Meredith, Joseph Santorelli Wardrobe Flats,
Anything But Costumes, The Township of Montclair and numerous
Additionally, Miss Yacono spent six seasons on staff at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, three
seasons at The University of Memphis, one season at Playhouse on the Square & Circuit
Playhouse and three seasons at Luna Stage. Carrie’s work with The Yass Hakoshima
Mime Theatre has bee viewed on NJN’s State of the Arts and in performance at The
Alvin Ailey Theatre in New York. Carrie has also had the privilege to work at Radio City
Music Hall, The Cherry Lane Theatre, Irondale Ensemble, The Midtown International
Theatre Festival, The Workshop Theatre, The Juilliard School, The Town School,
Theatre for the New City, Vital Theatre and The Fashion Institute of Technology
Regionally: Greenwich Academy, The Montclair Art Museum, Pushcart Players, Gas
Lamp Players, Running Rabbit Family Theatre, Montclair Township, Sharron Miller
Academy of Performing Arts, 12 Miles West, The Kasser Theatre , Montclair State
University, Raritan Valley Community College, New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts, The
Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, Squonk, The Lester Hamburg Studio at City
Theatre and The Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre Company.
Special honors include an off off broadway review award at Vital Theatre for Idiot’s
Delight, a New Jersey Star Ledger nomination in best lighting design for Nocturne at
Luna Stage and an Ostrander (formerly the Memphis Theatre Awards) nomination in
best lighting & sound design at Circuit Playhouse for Stop Kiss. In 2006 her student’s
from Fordham High School for the Arts were honored downtown Manhattan for their
production of Pinocchio by the New York City Board of Education and the Teacher’s
Union award of excellence.
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