Book by Anthony Marino; Music by Lena Gabrielle; Lyrics by Greg Kerestan & Lena Gabrielle


at The Pearl Theatre  [map]

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 5:00 pm

A little fairy with a big story

In a time before time was important, there was an island full of music and magic, where pirates, natives, fairies and other mysterious folk lived, loved and fought together- until one young fairy and one young pirate crossed paths. When first mate James of the Jolly Roger meets the yearning, idealistic young fairy Tinkerbell, their star-crossed romance brings together the entire population of Neverland, from the mischievous Dream Weaver fairies to the mighty Natives, and even a colony of scavenging boys whose leader fell from the sky.


Running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes. 

Lena Gabrielle (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Lena Gabrielle is thrilled to premiere TINK! at NYMF 2016! Before moving to New York, Lena spent two years music directing and teaching in Pittsburgh. She currently freelances as a music director, composer, orchestrator, vocal coach, and actor, with an emphasis in new works development and multi-generational productions. Lena is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association and the American Federation of Musicians. Next up: MISSED CONNECTIONS: A Craigslist Musical. lenagabriellemusic.com

Greg Kerestan

Greg Kerestan (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Born in Pennsylvania, Kerestan began writing in 2011 with the musical “In Control.” Since then, he has written seven musicals with composers David Mahokey, Lena Gabrielle and Jordon Weinhold. Kerestan and “Tink!” cowriter Anthony Marino helped found the “Stage Right Originals” project, which hosts first productions of large-scale new musicals in Pittsburgh. In his spare time, he serves as Pittsburgh Regional Editor for BroadwayWorld. Next musical: “The Prisoner of Zenda,” with Weinhold.

Anthony Marino (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Anthony Marino (Book Writer) Has been a proud member of Actor's Equity for 20 years. He founded Stage Right Theatre Company and School for the Performing Arts in 1998. Tink was originally written for the opening show if the company's 2015 season. He has also penned the book for Snow White the Musical and an adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. The idea for Tink came from a lunch with his 14 year old son. He is also a proud member of the SDC and the Dramatists Guild of America. 

Rachel Klein (Director/Choreographer)

Off-Broadway Direction: Around the World in 80 Days (Davenport Theatre); The Anthem (Lynn Redgrave Theatre); Gay Bride of Frankenstein. Selected NYC: Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions; GRINDR The Opera; Symphony of Shadows; The Tragedy of Maria Macabre; Secret Summer: An Immersive Midsummer Night's Dream; The Happy Hooker (MTF); 54 the Musical. Upcoming: The Vanity at Theatre Row; More Than All the World at Theatre for the New City. For more info: http://www.rachelkleindirector.com/

Evan Bernardin (General Manager)

EVAN BERNARDIN (General Manager) NYMF 2016: Dust Can’t Kill Me, Forest Boy, Newton’s Cradle, Tink! Upcoming: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk’s The Bad Years Recent: The Dodgers (LA), We Are The Tigers (LA), Nancy & Tonya: The Rock Opera, What Do Critics Know?, The Navigator (NYC & LA). Evan’s collaborative projects include performances at Lincoln Center, The United Nations, Georgetown University, The Culture Project, 54 Below, and The MET. He has had the opportunity to speak about producing and nontraditional development at New York University, Theatre Resources Unlimited, and his alma mater, Marymount Manhattan College. www.evanbernardinproductions.com

Laura Malseed (Stage Manager)

Laura Malseed* (Stage Manager) is so excited to be a part of Tink! Past credits include: How 2 B A New Yorker, Planet Heart (Signature Theatre), Unmentionables (Theatre 54), The Mutilated (New Ohio – Drama League Nomination), Blank Canvas (HERE Arts Center), A Dance for Rylie (dir. Bob Cline). Production Manager for Nylon Fusion Theatre Company. Graduate of Pace University. Member of AEA. www.LauraMalseed.com

Sarah Battaglia (Production Assistant)

Sarah Battaglia is thrilled to be participating in her first NYMF show! She is a rising sophomore in the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, majoring in Stage and Production Management. Sarah has worked extensively with Mile Square Theater, and Retter Entertainment as as a member of both the faculty, and stage and house management teams. Break legs! 

Emily Venezia (Assistant Stage Manager)

Emily Venezia (Assistant Stage Manager) recently graduated Pace University with a B.A. in Stage Management and is excited to work on her first NYMF show! Some recent Stage Management credits include Tennessee Williams 1982 (Soho Rep), The Light in the Piazza (The Sheen Center, Dir. Victoria Clark), and various shows at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. 

Danielle Marie Fusco (Choreographer)

Off-Broadway Choreography: "The Anthem." NYC Dance Performance: Rachel Klein Theatre Ensemble (principle dancer/captain/choreographer); TIME OUT #1 Critics Pick “Night of 1000 Stevies”; “American Document” Martha Graham Co. (Joyce/Sam Pott), Graham 2 repertory; “Devaneio” (STREB); “I Dare You” (aerial/Big Sky Works); Jacqulyn Buglisi “Table of Silence”; Edgar Cortes; Noemi LeFrance; Nejla Yatkin; National Arts Club; Lone Larsen; Peter Kyle. International: UK, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Sweden, Denmark. Training: Marymount Manhattan College, Martha Graham School, Luigi Jazz Center

Francesca Arostegui

Francesca Arostegui (Titania/Ensemble/Dance Captain)

Francesca Arostegui (Titania/Ensemble/Dance Captain)
NYMF debut! National Tour: Mamma Mia! (Ensemble, Sophie u/s, Asst. Dance Captain) Regional: West Side Story (Consuela/ Maria u/s), Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), The Music Man (Zaneeta), HONK! (Penny), Legally Blonde (Kate), and Musicals Tonight!: Out of this World. Indiana University: BFA Musical Theatre. Broadway Connection Master Class teacher. Love and thanks to my amazing friends and family.

Patch David

Patch David (Smee)

Patch David (Smee) is excited to explore Neverland. Theatre: FIRST WIVES CLUB (Pre-Broadway), THE ANTHEM (Off-Broadway), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (National Tour). Television: HAARLEM NOISE (Series Regular), DATING & AUDITIONING (Guest Star). Film: MATE (Lead), WELCOME TO NY (Lead), ALL HAIL CAESAR (Lead). Patch is the CEO/Founder of BRGDproductions; a tv/film production company that features talent with developmental and physical disabilities and is on it’s way to #CreateANewNorm. Thanks to Rachel and the team! www.patchdavid.net www.brgdproductions.com @iPatch4

Lauren Elder

Lauren Elder (Oona)

Broadway: Side Show, Hair; West End: Hair; NYC Theater: Hair (Shakespeare in the Park/NY Public Theater), Orange Star Dinner Show, Born Blue (directed by Anthony Rapp), Homunculous Mask Theater; Regional: Side Show (Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse), Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival; TV: Law & Order SVU, Louie, Boardwalk Empire; Lauren is also an expert whistler, singer-songwriter, children's performer, and teacher at NY Film Academy. She performs regularly in nightclubs around NYC, including 54 Below, Joe's Pub, Birdland, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Hear her original music at Facebook.com/lalabirdmusic @lalabirdlauren

Jason Eno

Jason Eno (Ensemble)

Jason Eno is ecstatic to be making his NYMF debut with Tink! Favorite credits include: THE WEDDING SINGER (1st national tour) SMOKEY JOE's CAFE and RENT. Perpetual thanks to the entire creative team of Tink and Michael Cassara casting, Daniel Hoff Agency and my truly supportive family and friends #ichooselove #216pride

Sophia Guarnaschelli

Sophia Guarnaschelli (Rosalyn)

Sophia is a proud bilingual, German speaking honor student, actor, singer, and dancer. She is so thrilled to perform with her talented TINK castmates! Regional credits include Billy Elliot (The Gateway Playhouse), and Miracle on 34th Street (John W. Engeman Theatre). Favorite past performances: Sound of Music (Gretl), Les Miserables (Young Cosette), and Shrek (Young Fiona). Thanks to the entire cast and crew of TINK, Mallory at Generation, her teachers Michael Baker, Gina Caliguri, Mary Giattino, Bryan Wade, and Thommie Retter for guidance, and inspiration, and Mom, Dad, and Lucy for being my biggest fans. www.sophiaguarnaschelli.com

Kurt Hellerich

Kurt Hellerich (Peter Pan)

Kurt Hellerich's recent work includes The Lion in Winter at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Theory of Relativity at Goodspeed, Lord of the Flies at The Denver Center, Jackie & Me at Metro Theater Company, and numerous productions at Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre and Crane River Theater Company, alongside an embarrassment of readings and workshops. Kurt is a company member of the Upstream Artists' Collective, a Webster Conservatory graduate, and an AEA member.

Amy Mack

Amy Mack (Fairy Queen/Ensemble)

Amy Mack is thrilled to be part of this magical production! Her most recent credits include 54 The Musical and the feature film Red Effect now on Netflix and Amazon.com. She would like to thank the talented cast and crew, her loving family, and supportive friends. Connect with her on social media at @amy_mack_ and online at Amymack.net.

Colton Maurer

Colton Maurer (Drake)

Colton is thrilled to join the cast of Tink!! Some credits: A Christmas Story Nat’l Tour and Paper Mill Playhouse (Ralphie), Pippin, Nat’l Tour and Amsterdam (Theo), TV: Master of None and Donny! HUGE THANKS Mallory and David(CESD) XOXO to mom, dad and everyone who supports him on his magical adventures with this little fairy! He’s blessed to work with this amazing cast and crew! Thank you the audience for supporting live theater!!  www.coltonmaurer.com

Markus McClain

Markus McClain (Nibs)

Markus McClain (Nibs) is excited to be making his NYMF debut with Tink! A graduate of Indiana University, Markus was last seen as Mark in The Secret Theatre's production of A Chorus Line and in last summer's Fringe festival production of To Dance! His regional credits include Williamstown Theatre Festival, Bigfork Summer Playhouse, and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. Much love to my friends, parents, and Oma. www.MarkusMcClain.com

Jeremy James Miranda

Jeremy James Miranda (Ensemble)

Jeremy Miranda originally from Chamberlain, South Dakota. A national champion gymnast, he's a proud graduate of the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance. Recent performance credits include Hello Dolly! (Riverside Theatre), Mary Poppins (Ogunquit Playhouse), Macavity in Cats (Cohoes Music Hall), Bobby in A Chorus Line (New Bedford Festival Theatre), Action in West Side Story Suite (Lincoln Center Archives) and TV appearances in “Gossip Girl,” “Smash,” “Law & Order SVU,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Blue Bloods,” “Younger” and “The Blacklist.” Dance captain for Norwegian Cruise Lines, performed in Las Vegas' longest running showgirl spectacular Jubilee! and ship-wide dance captain for Disney Cruise Lines. Thanks to MSA, family and friends for their unending support! jeremyjamesmiranda.com

Shoba Narayan

Shoba Narayan (Tiger Lily)

Shoba Narayan is thrilled to join the TINK cast. Previous theater: Bunty Berman Presents (Off-Broadway), Carousel (Off-Broadway/NAAP), Miss Saigon (Kansas City Starlight Tour), Gary Goldfarb:Master Escapist (NYMF), workshops of Murder at the Gates (Huntington Theatre Co). TV/Film: Quantico, Gossip Girl, Halal in the Family, Growing Up Smith, Mistress America, Coin Heist. BFA from The Boston Conservatory. 

Elly Noble

Elly Noble (Tink)

Elly originated the title role of Tink in it's World Premiere at Stage Right! In Greensburg, PA (2015). She also originated the role of Helen in MCC's Revival of Carrie, Off-Broadway/Cast Album. Elly has her B.F.A from Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts and was most recently Little Red in Into the Woods at St. Vincent Theater. Elly is a Ceramic Artist/Instructor in Chelsea, Crochet Expert, and member of AEA.

Max Sheldon

Max Sheldon (James/Hook)

Max graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts’ New Studio on Broadway in the spring of 2015 and is thrilled to be a part of Tink! Some of Max’s favorite credits include Prentiss in Peter and The Starcatcher (Weston Playhouse), Quincey Morris in Dracula, or the Undead (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Augustus Smithson in Frat Star, and Brett Van Diem on Amazon’s Red Oaks. Thank you to Abrams Artists Agency, my parents, family, friends, and teachers for everything. 

Amanda Swickle

Amanda Swickle (Suzy)

Amanda Swickle (SUZY) is a 10 year old singer, dancer, actor and is so excited to be a part of TINK! Thank you to all involved for this amazing experience! Past performances include: Off-Broadway Seussical (Jojo), All Shook Up, Lyrics For Life, Little Mermaid: John W. Engeman Theatre (Flounder); Sapien Sapien Sapien (originated role of Amanda); Sound Of Music (Marta), Annie (Annie), 3rd Place National Junior Division NY Lyric Vocal Competition(2016), 1st Place American Protégé International Vocal Competition (2016).

Phillip Taratula

Phillip Taratula (Higbee)

Recent NY theater credits: Empire Travel Agency (Woodshed Collective); Help Me to Make It; The Deepest Play Ever (Collaboration Town); The World is Round (Ripe Time); Taylor Mac's The Lily's Revenge (HERE Arts Center); Two Gentlemen of Verona (Urban Stages). Opera: Die Fledermaus (Frosch u/s, Metropolitan Opera); The Soldier's Tale (Castleton Festival). Regional: Humana Festival, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Huntington, W.H.A.T., Portland Stage Co., Williamstown Theatre Festival. TV/new media: "The Outs" (recurring); "Whatever This Is." BFA, Boston University School of Theatre.

Sara Masterson

Sara Masterson (Oily/others)

Sara (Oily/others) is beyond thrilled to be making her NYMF debut with such a joyful and creative team. Past credits include: The Secret Garden (Martha) Idaho Shakespeare Festival, A Little Night Music (Anne) The New London Barn Playhouse, Love Story: The Musical (Jenny) Playhouse Square, The Wizard of Oz: A Retelling (Dorothy) Full of Noises Theater. Proud graduate of Baldwin Wallace University. Thanks to CGF, Michael Cassara Casting, Rachel, Josh and Danielle. Boundless love to Rod, my family and this amazing group of souls from Neverland. www.saramastersonactor.com