- by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
Husband and wife team and Caldwell-West Caldwell Music and Theatre educators, David and Jensyn Modero lead the cast of 30 from Essex, Union, and Middlesex counties. Their past theatrical productions have included Annie, Godspell, Bye Bye Birdie, Charlie Brown, Seussical the Musical and last year's performance of Hairspray.
Caldwell-West Caldwell Cast Members
The cast is comprised of a mix of elementary, middle, high school and college students from theatre programs across the state along with seasoned professionals.
Those from Caldwell and West Caldwell are as follows:
- Amanda Felten
- Sammy Felten
- Jennifer Garamella
- Jessica Garamella
- Nicole Garamella
- Greyson Gerdts
- Sara Goltsch
- Alyssa LaMedica
- Dante Savanello
Pit and Crew Members
- Dan Esquivel
- John Franek
- Alice Kong
- Katie Kreil
- Chris Marino
- Jackie Marino
- Noelle Russomano
- Michelle Weidman
- $12 ~ Adults
$10 ~ Students/Seniors
- Friday, August 8
Tickets available at the door
- Saturday, August 9
Tickets available online here
Just Off Broadway Productions is an educational and community theatre organization sponsored by St. Nicholas Orthodox Church of Elizabeth. As part of the theatre program, the Just Off Broadway Productions crew is educating the public on local pet adoption opportunities and Feral Cat Rescue. Feral cats are domestic cats that live outside but are not socialized to humans and, therefore, not adoptable. They are not like wildlife that fend for themselves; instead they depend on humans for food and shelter.
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is an effective and humane approach to taking care of feral cat populations. Feral cats are safely trapped and taken to a vet or clinic where they are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and ear-tipped (the universal symbol of a neutered and vaccinated cat). Kittens and socialized cats (cats that are friendly to humans) are placed into foster and loving homes. Healthy, adult feral cats (cats that are fearful of humans) are returned to the same site (community) where they were trapped and where volunteers will continue to provide food, water and shelter during inclement and cold weather.
"The Trap-Neuter-Return program
is very dear to my heart," Jensyn Modero commented.
"I recently saw a morning news segment about the overcrowding of
cats in shelters. The news just breaks my heart.
I decided I wanted to raise awareness about Trap-Neuter-Return
and how it will help countless feral cat communities in regulating the cat population and, in turn, decrease the population in shelters.
A representative from People for Animals in Hillside will be present
at our events and will distribute material about TNR and spay/neuter services.