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About Break a Leg Theater Works

a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization

Transforming Lives Through Theater

 

Break a Leg Theater is redefining youth performing arts through innovative programming aimed at providing opportunities to participate in highly impactful experiences.  The non-profit organization connects youth from diverse communities and provides direct access to engage and learn from experienced Broadway and Hollywood talent. From brilliant musical productions, to exceptional technical trainings and master classes, the results are nothing short of remarkable.

 

The rigorous curriculum is guided by its core values of integrity, kindness and inclusion and is designed to give students the tools needed to lead on and off the stage.  Break a Leg believes that all students deserve the opportunity to be heard and to be part of a supportive and accepting community.

 

Please join us in our effort to shine a spotlight on our youth and help prepare them for a lifetime of achievements and leadership opportunities. We need your help to make this a reality.

About Our Founders

We are Healy and Kyle, two veteran performers who share a passionate goal: nurturing talent and helping dreams come true! We've been best friends since 1986, when we first met at a children's community theater. Kyle comes directly from the Broadway production and the Nat'l Tour of Disney's "The Lion King", and brings with him a network of New York professionals who are eager to share their knowledge and skills with the artists of the South Shore! Healy is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and now lives and has performed in community theaters all over MA. We aim to nurture young talent and provide unique and professional education to the community!

Kyle Wrentz has been a professional Actor for over 18 years.  He graduated with a BFA in Theater from The University of Hartford, The Hartt School.  He has had a long affiliation with The Walt Disney family, for which he performed on Broadway and around the country and world in "The Lion King," where he understudied the roles of Simba & Scar.

 

He was also seen in Epcot as a cast member of the critically acclaimed acapella group, American Vybe. He was part of the opening cast at Hong Kong Disneyland, where he also sang backup in the opening night show at the castle behind the original voices of Belle and Aladdin from the Disney films.

 

Regionally, his work has been seen throughout many theaters across North America.  Some of his favorite roles include  Jim from “Big River” and 2nd Officer Lightoller from Titanic.  He has had the opportunity to perform at “The Tony Awards”, the "Daytime Emmys”, and on “Dancing With The Stars”.

Healy Sammis holds a BFA in Theater from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and has spent nearly 20 years performing in community theaters throughout CT and MA. She has directed musical theater classes at various venues across the South Shore of Massachusetts.

 

Professionally, Healy spent eight years singing/performing at the Medieval Manor Theater-Restaurant, Boston's longest running dinner theater. She then co-created and produced "Mayflower Mayhem", a successful annual comedic dinner show which launched in Plymouth in November 2016.  Local credits include performances at The Orpheum Theater in Foxboro, The Company Theatre in Norwell, Hingham Civic Music Theatre, Theatre to Go in Stoneham, and Theatre at Old South in Boston.

 

In 2015, Healy helped to launch Purple Carrots Drama Studio in Toronto, Canada, which offers all-inclusive theater classes for youth with various learning abilities. 

 

For the last 12 years, Healy has also worked full-time in the private education field, providing intensive research-validated instruction to students with reading difficulties.

About Our Music Director/Arranger

Arman Mohammad is a pianist/multi=instrumentalist and musical director from South Portland, ME. He has played and performed for 22 years, including 15 years of extensive classical training. Arman has participated in numerous piano competitions around New England, and in 2010 he was a finalist in the Bangor Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. He started music directing for youth theater at the age of 15 in Portland, ME, and has been working in the field ever since!

Arman has worked with, and made custom arrangements for numerous established Broadway Artists since joining Break a Leg in 2015. Some of his favorite arrangements were for Chelsea Packard, Elizabeth Stanley, Blaine Krauss, and L. Steven Taylor. He also worked as an original Music Director on a number of new musicals being born out of the Boston Conservatory, and Snowlion Repertory Company. 

In Boston, Arman works with Catalyst Comedy to MD their 1-act improvised musical theater show B.U.M.P. Amran's music composed through Catalyst has been the inspiration for a new Christmas Musical, The Naughty List, which premiered in Rengo Studios in Boston in December 2018. Arman is thrilled to be working with Kyle, Healy, and all of the amazing staff and students of Break a Leg Theater Works!

About Our Production Manager

Drew Ford has assisted Break a Leg Theater Works in all its endeavors since our beginning in 2016, including venue relations, business development, and overall operations. He is a seasoned hospitality industry professional with nearly 25 years of experience.  A former hotel and private club general manager, he is well-versed in business development, event planning and execution, food & beverage operations and human resource management.  He understands what it takes to identify, develop and promote talented people.  Delivering exceptional customer service and creating memorable experiences has been a hallmark of his career.  A lover of the performing arts and the creative process, he is an integral part of the leadership team.  He earned his B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.

About Our Costume Designer

Alice Langton is an artist, freelance Costume Designer, and Wardrobe Stylist. She started designing and constructing costumes for plays and musicals in high school. Alice volunteered for local theater companies in Randolph and Avon, MA from 2011-2018 creating costumes for productions of The Wizard of Oz, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Seussical, Cinderella, Annie Jr. and Willy Wonka Jr. She has been the Costume Designer for Break a Leg (BAL) Theater Works since the spring of 2018. She designed for their 2018 musicals, The Little Mermaid and Sunset Boulevard, and constructed a few costumes for their 2019 winter cabaret “The Grammys”. Alice also designed costumes for the Inly School (Scituate, MA) production of The Wiz. She later costumed BAL’s 2019 musical productions of Guys and Dolls Junior, Cabaret, and Shrek. Alice has enjoyed being part of the production team at BAL as well as working with the talented young performers. She resides in Plymouth, MA with her husband and 12-year-old daughter (who is a BAL performer).

About Our Vocal Coach

Dalton Letorney is an award-winning singer, songwriter, actor, and pianist. A classically-trained lyric baritone, he has performed as an artist, cover artist, and a variety of musical theater roles throughout the past decade all around New England. He has performed at notable venues including House of Blues, Faneuil Hall (official street performer), Hard Rock Café, Marshfield Fair, Ogunquit Playhouse, and Duxbury Music Festival. His vocal talent and songwriting skill have earned him numerous awards in vocal and songwriting competitions throughout New England. He has received testimonials from ex-American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, Donna Wright (manager of NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, and P!nk), AHMIR, Charlie Puth, Meghan Trainor, and other notable figures in the music industry. As a vocal performance coach, Dalton has trained with over eight voice teachers to gain multiple perspectives on vocal technique, science and health. Applying the “nothing-is-impossible” approach to singing, he currently trains with Karyn O’Connor, creator of SingWise, a popular online voice science journal. Within Break A Leg, Dalton has worked with Kyle and Healy since its inception, both as a performer and through coaching cast members. He recently had the role of Joe Gillis in BAL’s 2018 production of Sunset Boulevard. Dalton’s music has been played on YouTube, Instagram, and streaming services over 400,000 times. As an arranger, he has arranged pieces for various ensembles, one of which recently won a Critics Choice award in Boston. Dalton currently studies at University of Southern California in Los Angeles with concentrations in Business and Music.