Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions


A Night of Schwartz – Our Cast

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We would like to introduce our amazing cast that are working so diligently and tirelessly on the profound music of the great Mr. Stephen Schwartz.

Developed & Directed by: Beth A. Gerardi-Wharton& Thea Wheeler


  • Bethany Burrows
  • Kelly Kroese
  • Melissa Leventhal
  • Chris Riso
  • Mary Ryan
  • Shawn Smith
  • Robert “Ernie” Insana
  • Beth Gerardi-Wharton (Artistic Director for Kaleidoscope Theatre)

 Special Notes about Production:

  • Each night Kaleidoscope has invited a Male & Female Guest to perform from the Buffalo Theatre and Arts Community (Special Guest List to be released shortly)
  • Performance of over 20 songs composed by Stephen Schwartz including, the WNY Premiere of “Testimony” – an original choral arrangement by Stephen Schwartz for the IT GETS BETTER CAMPAIGN.
  • Original Kaleidoscope Theatre Developed Production       

Description: A WNY Premier Musical Revue! Winner of 3 Oscars, 4 Grammys, and many other awards, Stephen Schwartz, one of the most talented composers and lyricists, has been writing songs for the theater for more than 40 years. He is the only songwriter in Broadway history to ever have three shows run for more than 1,900 performances. Kaleidoscope offers a musical tribute to his life’s work with Buffalo’s first-ever Musical Revue featuring Schwartz’s compelling songs from radio, movies, and musical favorites Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, Children of Eden, among others.

Please follow our Blog to have insight on:

  • Each of Cast members
  • Sneak Peak at our song list
  • Media involvement
  • Page to Stage Design elements
  • Q & A about the show

Our show opens in a week and we are receiving an incredible response. Book your tickets now to “Join us…come and waste an hour or two”


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