creative team


Suzy Conn

Book, Music, Lyrics

Suzy is a composer, lyricist, and librettist who writes stories about women throughout history. Suzy had her mid-life crisis in her twenties and left a successful marketing career at Procter & Gamble to pursue songwriting. She spent the ‘90s in Nashville writing country songs and leading workshops for the Nashville Songwriters Association. Her musicals have been produced from Seattle to New York, and she has worked with theatres including The 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, Craterian Theater, and The Millbrook Playhouse. Shows include The Mercer GirlsCocktail Nuts, and Suffra-Jets (first performed off-Broadway as Plane Crazy). 

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David Ruttura


Memphis (Gateway Playhouse), Million Dollar Quartet (Pittsburgh CLO), Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Ogunquit Playhouse), White Christmas (Gateway Playhouse), Hot Mess in Manhattan (Araca Project), Electra in a One-Piece (Good Company/The Wild Project), He Who Laughs: Live by Isaac Oliver (Ars Nova), Moustache Guys by Mike Lew (Second Generation), Koberet (Joe’s Pub), Red, White and Purple (Ensemble Studio Theater). Film Credits: Web series Dick Punch and stalkTALK. David has been an Associate/Resident Director on more shows than he can count, and is currently the Resident Director of Network on Broadway. Select Associate/Resident Director Credits: Broadway: School of Rock, Spider-Man, Follies, Lombardi, Million Dollar Quartet, White Christmas, A Man for All Seasons. Tour: School of Rock, Phantom. Regional: Kennedy Center, LaJolla Playhouse, Old Jews Telling Jokes. @davidruttura

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Sarah O’Gleby


Sarah most recently directed and choreographed the new musical MYTHIC at the Charing Cross Theatre in London. She recently worked on The Wanderer’ Music of Dion DiMucci Musical (NY Workshop), Goldstein The Musical (Off-Broadway), and Chick Flick The Musical (Off-Broadway). Sarah was the Associate Choreographer on the Tony nominated musical Frozen on Broadway. Sarah also choreographs for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Saturday Night Live” (NBC). Sarah also is a creative director for events with brands such as the NBC Upfronts, Hermes, Target and the Robin Hood Foundation in New York. 


Matt Castle

Music Director

Matt has played, acted in, directed, and/or developed more than 85 new musicals at Sundance Institute, NYU, Playwrights Horizons, Disney Cruise Line, Musical Theatre Factory, Page 73, Weston Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, O’Neill Center, Signature (NYC), Signature (D.C.), Goodspeed, York Theatre, Barrington Stage, NYMF, and CAP21.  Some recent highlights: Into the Woods (McCarter, Old Globe, Roundabout, NETworks), The Last Five Years (ACT), Once Upon a Mattress (Transport Group), Indian Joe (Goodspeed), FOUND (Atlantic, Philadelphia). Onstage: Peter in the 2007 Broadway revival of Company; original off-Broadway casts of The Musical of Musicals, Enter Laughing, and LingoLand.

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Frank Galgano & Matt Castle

Arrangements & Orchestrations

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Disney Cruise Line), Found (Atlantic & Philadelphia Theatre Cos.), Once Upon a Mattress (Transport Group), Into the Woods (Fiasco), A Dog Story (off-Broadway), American Girl Live! (tour), Up and Away (Pittsburgh CLO), String (Village Theatre); new works for Theatreworks/USA, Kennedy Center, George Street Playhouse, and Pioneer Drama Service.  Concerts/numbers for Kristin Chenoweth, Cynthia Erivo, Randy Rainbow, Beth Leavel, Heidi Blickenstaff, Carole King, Randy Newman, BC/EFA, ASTEP and more.



Scenic Designer

Jason is a Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, and Henry Hewes Design Award nominee. He recently designed Rent the Musical, Live on Fox!; Sam Smith's Arena World Tour; campaign TV appearances (including Grammy's, SNL, Ellen); and the People's Choice Awards on E!. Upcoming: The Spice Girls World Tour; and the Broadway revival of The Secret Garden. More designs at New York Theatre Workshop, Playwright's Realm, Rattlestick, The Old Globe, American Repertory Theatre, Guthrie, among many others. Online: @JasonSherwoodDesign.


Suzy Benzinger

Costume Designer

Suzy designed Woody Allen’s as-yet-to-be released A Rainy Day in New York; Deconstructing Harry; Celebrity; Blue Jasmine; Irrational Man; Whatever Works; Don’t Drink the Water; and Wonder Wheel. Broadway design includes Miss Saigon; Movin’ Out; Ain’t Broadway Grand; and Saturday Night Fever. For Franco Dragone of Cirque du Soleil she designed the water spectaculars Le Reve in Las Vegas and The House of Dancing Water in Macau. She has designed for Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Whitney Houston and Gloria Estefan. Dance design for A.B.T. and the Joffrey Ballet.



Lighting Director

Broadway: Bandstand; Falsettos; Holiday Inn; Something Rotten!; Disaster!; Penn & Teller; Newsies; Peter and the Starcatcher; Mothers and Sons; A Time to Kill; Soul Doctor; Jekyll and Hyde; The Anarchist; The Performers; The Pee-wee Herman Show; Next Fall; Kiki and Herb. Off-Broadway: The Other Josh Cohen, Daniel’s Husband, Smokey Joe’s Café, Jerry Springer: The Opera, Tiny Beautiful Things, Cost of Living, Sweet Charity. Other: Big Apple Circus; Penn & Teller in Las Vegas. Jeff received Tony, Hewes and Bass awards and Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lortel.



Sound Designer

Recent: American Son, Smokey Joe’s Café, John Lithgow’s Stories by Heart. Noted designs: All the Way, Old Jews telling Jokes, The NY Philharmonic’s Sweeney Todd and Carousel, Will Farrell’s Your Welcome America, Movin’ Out, Gypsy; Paul Simon’s The Capeman, The Will Rogers Follies, 42nd Street, La Cage Aux Folles, City of Angles, Hello Dolly!, Plays: Glengary Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow, Race, Blithe Spirit, The Odd Couple, M. Butterfly, The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Peter and wife Maritza are the proud parents of daughters Lori and Mallori.




Hair/Wig/Make-Up Designer

Broadway: King Lear, To Kill A Mockingbrid, The Waverly Gallery, Head Over Heels, Carousel, Three Tall Women, Farinelli and the King, Meteor Shower, Hello Dolly!Groundhog Day, The Front PageThe Crucible, Misery, Les Misérables,  Spider- Man. West End/Broadway: The Ferryman, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Les Liaisons Dangereueses, Matilda, Ghost, Billy Elliot. West End: All About Eve, Tina – Tina Turner Musical, Funny Girl, The Bodyguard. Film/TV: “Orange Is The New Black,” Downton Abbey (Film).