CLOCKTOWER PLAYERS, the not-for-profit resident theater company of the landmark Irvington Town Hall Theater, produces vibrant, jubilant theater enriching the lives of our community. For community. By community.
Cagle McDonald Artistic, Executive Director
“The arts aren’t just a part of our nation, they are the heart of our nation.”
— First Lady Michelle Obama
2009 CAB CALLOWAY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Recipient
Michael C. Penta - FOUNDING DIRECTOR EMERITUS "Michael's creative staging and imaginative choreography continue to enhance our productions, raising the standards to new heights." Janet O'Hara, former president ITHTF Executive Board
Michael Penta has directed seventy-two shows in Irvington since his arrival here in 1967. Prior to that time he performed, choreographed and directed Equity productions both for off-Broadway and for regional, stock and community companies around the country. Once off the train in Irvington he directed and cho¬reographed productions at the High School and taught drama and dance for 26 years. Michael holds theater degrees from Rutgers and Columbia. He takes his role as a theater educator as seriously as he takes his craft, and it is clear that he instills a love of theater and dance in his graduates. Nearly 300 have gone on to careers in professional and educational aspects of theater. Today, to paraphrase Mrs. Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly!, he still "spreads it around, encouraging young things to grow."
"Michael Penta's absolutely brilliant production of the Mikado is in the realm of genius!" Lawrence & Linda Levine 2001
Box 292 • Irvington, NY 10533 • 914.400.7428 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Clocktower Players Inc. is a non-profit organization
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