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Book, Music, and Lyrics by Santino DeAngelo


  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm
  • Friday, July 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm
  • Monday, July 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The course of true art never did run smooth.

Come be an invited guest of the Great Earl in this exclusive chance to meet Clowne, the most infamous jester of the age, and his traveling troop of fools as they employ madcap madness and musical comedy in their desire to divert you! Wits will be battled, entendres will be doubled, and art itself shall be put on trial in this wacky powerhouse of cross-dressing, mistaken identity, true love, and pure, unadulterated, foolerie. A comedic send-up of Shakespearean proportions, FOOLERIE is your chance to be foolish or be fooled! Limited on-stage seating available.

Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes, plus one intermission.

Geoff Belliston

Geoff Belliston (Camber, A Fat Foole)

Geoff doesn't have the right words in his arsenal to express the joy coursing through his veins at the opportunity of being a fool, officially. Hellooo NYMF. Previous favorite credits include: Dave (Full Monty) Feldzieg ( Drowsy Chaperone) Professor Bhaer ( Little Woman) Willard ( Footloose) I could go on, but I shan't. Much love/respect to this illustrious cast/crew. Thank you especially to Santino for the world in which we are in, Tralen for the all knowing guidance and Benet for his musical magical tricks. This ones for my lady, Amber, and my family on all sides of the trees.

Ryan Breslin

Ryan Breslin (Knave)

Ryan Breslin is thrilled to be a part of this team. Ryan has recently been seen on Broadway in the original cast of Disney's Newsies (Race), and The Book of Mormon (u/s Cunningham, McKinley). Regional credits include Cats and Showboat (The Muny). TV: Person of Interest (NBC). Film: Hail, Caesar! (Coen Bros) Thanks to Mom and Dad, HC, and Santino for this wonderful opportunity!

Diego Diaz

Diego Diaz (Mute/The Earl Of Pearl)

Diego Diaz has had a fantastically foolish time with the Foolerie Family and is making his NYMF debut! Credits: Tour: Titanic the Musical. NY: Alley of Masks, Sing A Merry Madrigal. Regional: White Christmas, Producers, Young Frankenstein, Ring of Fire, 42nd Street, RENT, Hairspray among others. Thanks to Tralen, Nug, and my family.

Ian Fairlee

Ian Fairlee (Sommers, A Merry Foole)

Ian Fairlee is a professional actor and pianist. Off-Broadway/Regional: The Underclassman (Freddy), Trevor (Ensemble), Biloxi Blues (Hennessey),Piano Duel (Hersheypark). He recently music directed Elise, a new musical with music by Jamen Nanthakumar. Love to Adam, Mom, Dad, and Matt, for always thinking I’m funny. AEA. @ianfairlee Pace University BFA ’16.

Ian Knauer

Ian Knauer (Clowne)

Broadway: MAMMA MIA!, BY JEEVES (Rev. Pinker), STATE FAIR. West End: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. Off-Broadway: York Theatre, NYMF, NY City Opera, Carnegie Hall, six shows at Encores! Ten National/International Tours. Films include: THE PROGRAM (2015), KON-TIKI, D’ORA, BY JEEVES. Many concerts and recordings around the world.

Patrick Massey

Patrick Massey (Leanard, A Lean Foole)

Patrick Massey is a North Carolina native. Past notable roles include the title role in Candide, Marius (Les Mis), Brit Craig (Parade), Charlie Dalrymple (Brigadoon), Robert (Hounds of War), and Christian (Expecting). Patrick has also premiered a number of contemporary operas including Bovinus Rex, Let's Make a Sandwich, The Hourglass, The Picture of Dorian Gray,and Jeanne Meets Mark as well performed the more traditional operas of Mozart and Puccini. Patrick is also in a country bluegrass trio, Manhattan Moonshine, with his brother Kevin Massey and Jamison Scott. Patrick is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and received his masters from the Boston Conservatory.

Olivia Polci

Olivia Polci (Oates, A Flat Foole)

Olivia is a recent graduate from Montclair State University receiving her BFA in Musical Theatre. She just had her own solo show at 54 below. Previous credits include Jenny (The Threepenny Opera), Trina (Falsettos), Queenie & Kate (The Wild Party).

Chandler Reeves

Chandler Reeves (Miller, A Cleane Foole)

Chandler Reeves couldn’t be more thrilled to be “ fooling" around in this show! Off-Broadway: Unlock'd. Other NY credits: “Esaura”, Sweeney Todd" with the NY Philharmonic (Johanna cover), "Smile" (Musicals Tonight!), "The Stephen Schwartz Project", "I Capture The Castle". Thanks to the cast and creative team, The Price Group, and my totally awesome family. Proverbs 31:25

Patrick Richwood

Patrick Richwood (Hospital John, A Very Foole)

Patrick's career on stage encompasses Off-Broadway, national tours and Regional Theatre throughout the country. His work on screen has been dubbed into 9 languages and is comprised of many Television series, movies for TV, wacky commercials and roles in 23 films, including The Princess Diaries, Dear God, Beaches, The Race to Space, Runaway Bride, Streets, Armageddon, The Other Sister and Soul Surfer. He is most often recognized as Dennis, the night elevator operator in the film Pretty Woman -- and least often as the White Rabbit, (underneath 3 hours of prosthetic makeup), on Disney's Emmy Award winning series Adventures in Wonderland.

Santino DeAngelo (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Santino DeAngelo is a New York based writer, composer, and director of musical theater, experimental theater, orchestra, ballet and film. His music for theater is frequently performed domestically and internationally, most recently in a Binghamton University / Universidad Catolica touring production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Santiago, Chile. Santino began his professional career writing music for the Golf Channel/PGA Tour when he was 16 and has gone on to work with many organizations and chamber soloists across the country, including world-renown conductor & pianist John Covelli, New Musicals Inc in Los Angeles, Starstruck Performing Arts in Florida, and Walt Disney Imagineering. Santino is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Rod Serling Award for Best Screenwriting, NMI’s 2014 New Voices Project, the Harpur Fellows Award, the United Cultural Fund, and the Classical Club Project Grant. Santino is one of the youngest competitors in the 2015 New York Musical Theater Festival and is currently pursuing his MFA in Playwriting at Columbia University in New York. More information at

Tralen Doler (Director)

Tralen Doler is overjoyed to be directing his first NYMF show. Previous directing/choreography credits include: A Christmas Carol (National Tour starring Barry Williams and Jackee Harry), The Producers (Northeast Regional Tour), La Cage aux Folles (Zoni Award for Best Direction and Choreography), Crazy for You, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chicago, 42nd Street, Oklahoma!, HAIR!, Showboat, Dames at Sea, and Singin' in the Rain to name a few. Television credits include: A Century of Broadway (PBS Special starring Frederica von Stade). A dedicated supporter of the LGBT community, Tralen served as the Producer for A Night of a Thousand Genders benefiting the Gender and Family Project and featuring Cynthia Nixon and Olympia Dukakis and choreographed benefits for Broadway Cares and the New Jersey AIDS Alliance featuring Lea Michele and Ashley Brown.

Tim Pare (Assistant Director)

Tim Pare is a graduate of Michigan State University. Tim has worked w/ education programs at Cohoes Music Hall (NY), WCSPA (MI), Arts Academy in the Woods (MI), STREB (NY), Stagedoor Manor (NY), Lake Dillon Theatre (CO), The Co-op School (NY) and Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc). Thanks to Foolerie team for making him laugh everyday and Tralen for his guidance and support!

Benet Braun (Musical Director)

Since 2011 Benet has been working in NYC as an accompanist, music director and arranger. Most recently he has been subbing on keyboard for the Big Apple Circus, worked as the assistant MD for Lyons and Pakchar's new musical, Five Points, worked as the MD for Capital Repertory Theater's production of Smokey Joe's Café in Albany, NY, and is an accompanist for National Dance Institute and the West End Lounge.

Joshua Zecher-Ross (Orchestrator)

Joshua Zecher-Ross is an NYC-based music director, orchestrator, accompanist, and vocal coach. NYC: work on Avenue Q, A Night with Janis Joplin; various shows at 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, The Laurie Beechman, Don’t Tell Mamas, and others; If It Only Even Runs a Minute, Ludo’s Broken Bride, Napoleon (NYMF 2015), Sasquatched!: The Musical (NYMF 2013). Most recently: Celebrating the Music of William Finn at Barrington Stage Company with Mr. Finn. Regional: over 85 productions as music director at theatres around the country. Joshua holds a Bachelor of music from the Steinhardt School at New York University.

Mitch Dean (Props Designer)

“two time Cable Ace ward nominee and 3 time Tony…Shaloub sex partner.” Art Director/Photographer/Maker/Geek wrapped in bacon. Collaborators with Matt Murphy and Dirty Sugar Photography. Web: Instagram: @mitchdean

Matthew J. Fick (Lighting Designer)

Matthew J. Fick is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theatrical Design at The College of Staten Island, City University of New York. Matt has been a freelance Lighting and Scenic Designer since 2005 after obtaining his MFA at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. He has designed for Theatres and University’s up and down the Eastern Seaboard and as far west as Central Illinois.

Kevin Feustel (Sound Designer)

This Tony Award Watching Sound Designer has previously completed Sound Design for Zarkana Workshop with StudentsLive, Hip Hop High - The Musical (NYC Fringe Festival), Twilight – The Musical. Words, Dracula, East in Red, and In The Bar Of A Tokyo Hotel. Kevin is proud to work with this Cast and Crew of FOOLERIE. Live, Laugh, Love…

Whitney Locher (Costume Designer)

Off-Broadway: Into The Woods (Roundabout); The Two Gentlemen of Verona (TFANA); Cymbeline (TFANA/Barrow Street); For The Last Time (Theatre Row); Henry IV, Part 1 (Pearl Theatre Company); Nymph Errant (Prospect Theatre Company). Regional: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Folger); Venus in Fur (Cleveland Play House); Into The Woods (Old Globe, McCarter); A Christmas Carol(Kansas City Rep).

Jen Price Fick (Scenic Designer)

Jen is thrilled to be a part of the Foolerie team, and to be collaborating with Tralen again. Jen is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829, and drummer for a punk band called Four Eyes.

Your Theatrics International (General Manager)

Full service entertainment production company with offices in The United States and Australia. Specializing in the production and management of theatrical events around the world, recent credits include: Co-Producer The Visit on Broadway (Tony nom.), Executive Producer The Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest (YTICC), General Manager Tony Award winning Tom Smedes Productions, General Manager The New York Musical Theatre Festival (2011-2015) and The 56th Drama Desk Awards. For more: @yourtheatrics

Kelly Ruth Cole (Stage Manager)

Kelly is thrilled to be part of the Foolerie! Team. Credits include: In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel (New World Stages]; Atomic (Theater Row); How Deep is the Ocean? (NYMF 2012); The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G (MaYi/Vampire Cowboys). The Sluts of Sutton Drive (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Cut (The Management); My Heart in a Suitcase (National Tour); Tommy (Baystreet Theatre).

Nicole Richards (Assistant Stage Manager)

Nicole Richards is thrilled to be returning to Foolerie, having been a part of a previous reading in Broome County, New York. Recent NYC credits include ToasT (The Public Theater), Long Story Short (Prospect Theater Co), The Underclassman (Prospect Theatre Co), and Coffee & Biscuit (2014 NYC Fringe Festival).

Michael Cassara, CSA (Casting Director)

Forbidden Broadway, The 12 (Denver Center), Fat Camp, I Love Lucy® Live On Stage (2014–15 national tour), dozens of regional theatres, NAMT, NAAP, countless readings and workshops. Resident Casting Office for NYMF since 2007, casting 70+ NYMF shows since the festival's inception in 2004. Artios nominee for "The Hyperglot" (dir. Michael Urie). / @michaelcassara

Jamie Anderson (Casting Assistant)

Neal J. Freeman (Dramaturg)

Neal J. Freeman is a NYC-based playwright, producer, and director. For NYMF he has served as a dramaturg since 2009. Neal served as Executive Director of Brooklyn's The Gallery Players from 2009-2012 and directed over a dozen shows there between 2005-2011. His play A Letter from Bataan was a semi-finalist at the Eugene O'Neill Center National Playwrights Conference in both 2012 and 2013 and the recipient of a Drama League grant. His play Richard the Third and Goal, or R3G played FrigidNYC in February and his The Nightmare 'Dream' played FringeNYC in 2013. BA Theatre Arts (Honors Directing), Cornell University. MFA Directing, Brooklyn College. Member, SDC.

Paul Siebold/Off Off PR (Press Representative)

Paul Siebold/Off Off PR is the managing director of OFF OFF PR, a firm dedicated to promoting developing theatrical productions through effective marketing communications. He has been a marketing, promotions and public relations executive for over 15 years. Paul’s work has helped to achieve significant pre-press, sold-out houses and post-production success for his clients. Among his many successes, Paul was the publicist for the 2008 and 2009 winners of the New York Innovative Theatre Award's "Outstanding Production of a Musical." Paul works with performers, album releases, comedies, dramas, musicals, plays, dance and solo performances as part of festivals, theater company seasons, independently produced productions, and more. Member, AEA /AFTRA

Lance Brown (Videographer)

Since attending the Duke Center for Documentary Studies in 2003, Lance has worked in video and film production across the United States. With over a decade of experience in theatrical, documentary and commercial production; Lance is thrilled to be bringing his unique perspective to the New York Musical Theatre Festival. In 2005, Lance relocated to Upstate New York and established Hot Shot Video. Since the move, he has produced local television shows and managed media for non-profit agencies, political campaigns, educational institutions, and businesses. For more information about Lance's video services, visit his Facebook page and follow on Instagram: hotshotvideo.

Jacob Reilly-Cooper (Web Designer)