Vital Theatre Company and HIT Entertainment are pleased to announce the return of the yuletide hit, Angelina Ballerina The Very Merry Holiday Musical, to the McGinn/Cazale Theatre at 2162 Broadway from November 16th, 2013 - January 5th, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

The show, with book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Ben Morss, and direction and choreography by Sam Viverito, is based on the famous dancing mouseling and her friends created by Katharine Holabird and illustrated by Helen Craig. Angelina And her friends will return to the Vital stage with a special "red carpet" press opening on November 16th.

Vital Theatre Company and HIT Entertainment welcome back the festive hit Angelina Ballerina The Very Merry Holiday Musical! Angelina And her friends are planning an absolutely positively spectacular holiday dance pageant; the best in all of Mouseland! When a mix-up prevents the pageant from going on, Angelina And her friends must use their creativity to save the show. By working together, Angelina, Alice, Gracie, AZ, Marco, and Angelina's little sister, Polly, discover the true spirit of the holidays. It's not about things you receive, but the holiday cheer you share. With dancing, singing and festivities, this heart-warming musical is perfect for everyone's holiday season! For additional information about Angelina Ballerina The Musical and Angelina Ballerina The Very Merry Holiday Musical, visit

The Angelina Ballerina Very Merry Holiday Musical cast includes Hillary Ekwall , Nicholas Kuhn , Amanda Leigh Lupacchino , Maria Malanga , Danelle Rivera , and Baba Tavares. The crew includes Director and Choreographer Sam Viverito , Set Designer Kyle Dixon , Costume Designer Amanda Jenks , Lighting Designer Daisy Long , Musical DirectorMing Aldrich-Gan , and Production Stage Manager Louisa Pough.

Angelina Ballerina, a beloved publishing property for close to three decades, is a little star with big dreams of becoming a prima ballerina. This feisty little mouse works hard to reach her goals and along the way, always learns from her mistakes. When little girls share in Angelina's experiences, they're inspired to go after their big dreams too. In addition to the critically acclaimed story books created by Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig, Angelina Ballerina dances her way into the hearts of young girls on PBS KIDS and Sprout in the CG-animated series, Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps.

Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Sun Productions, Inc.

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Back Row:( r.) Baba Tavares (Marco), Danelle Rivera (Gracie) Sitting:(l. to r.) Amanda Leigh Lupacchino (Alice), Hillary Ekwall (Angelina)

Back Row: Danelle Rivera (Gracie), Hillary Ekwall (Angelina), Amanda Leigh Lupacchino (Alice) Front Row: Nicholas Kuhn (Az), Maria Malanga (Polly), Baba Tavares (Marco)

Amanda Leigh Lupacchino (Alice), Nicholas Kuhn (Az), Maria Malanga (Polly), Hillary Ekwall (Angelina), Baba Tavares (Marco), Danelle Rivera (Gracie)

Amanda Leigh Lupacchino (Alice), Nicholas Kuhn (Az), Hillary Ekwall (Angelina), Maria Malanga (Polly), Baba Tavares (Marco)

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