About the Producer
I have had the pleasure of performing in the Winton Club Cabaret since 1994. No one could have foreseen the life changing events that would ever come from participating in a fundraising Talent Show. The camaraderie, the friendships and the love of supporting Winchester Hospital fills a void in my life that many people cannot even imagine. I have been the jewelry buyer for the Winton Club Gift shop for almost a decade. Fondly known as the “Bling Goddess” to all of my friends, hence the title of my show “BLING”!
Ironically, in 1994 my first show, I met the man that would change my life forever...My husband Michael. It was a world-wind courtship that began under a mirrored disco ball. Through our connections within the Winton Club, we were introduced, love at first site and the rest is history. As we both enjoy theater, music and dance; we look forward every year to be a part of the annual Winton Club Cabaret.
I also had the privilege to be an employee of Winchester Hospital for 10 years as a team member of the imaging staff in the MRI department. In 2003 on Presidential Way, I had the opportunity to open the imaging center and then transfer and open the site at Unicorn Park.
Today, I am a full-time MRI technologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. Along with my husband, and my Peke-a-Pom dog named Max, we live in a nice neighborhood in Methuen for the past 22 years. Our house is the lighting and technological event for every holiday season. It was my good fortune when The Winton Club extended their membership to include women outside of Winchester!
Paul D. Webster Greene Is grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the talented members of this production. His theatre background spans over 40 years with multifaceted roles and responsibilities. Early in his vocal career, after building a following with his show band, Paul discovered that performing up and down the eastern seaboard and the cross country trips for his demands as a performer in Las Vegas, was “living his life out of a suitcase”.
Having discovered his comfort on-stage and in the spotlight, Paul began a long and rewarding career in Musical Theatre. Playing major lead roles and honing his craft on-stage, he began to study the role of the behind-the-scenes discipline and creative rewards of set design, choreography, lighting, costume design and eventually Director.
An eager student of the arts, Paul founded The Friendship Company and produced popular Dinner Theatre at the Cardinal Restaurant. He continued to play lead roles with local companies including Marblehead Little Theatre, Revere Playmakers and Colonial Chorus. These venues afforded him the opportunities for his passion for Directing as well.
Following a stint for The North Shore Music Theatre, as a Drama Director for the Children’s Theatre Department, Paul simultaneously founded the North Regional Theatre Workshop. Paul will be the first person to admit that the demands of the Performing Arts can be exhausting, clearly it is also his oxygen. He has studied dance and has taught at Boston area studios including both the Gourley and Galli Studios. Over the years he has been Music Director for The Union Congregational Church and the Martins Pond Baptist Church in North Reading, MA. Despite all of his training, studying, accumulated degrees and certificates, Paul takes a great deal of joy in describing his greatest accomplishment as “ Having earned his Masters Degree in Musical Theatre from ‘ The School of Hard Knocks ‘ “
Today, Paul continues to be the Resident Director for NRTW, now in its 39th year, is the Minister of Music for The First Church Congregational, Methuen, is the Chair of the Methuen Cultural Arts Council and serves on the Methuen Historical Society Board of Directors and the Methuen Festival of Trees and continues to run his business, Webster Greene Antiques and Interiors. Paul’s motivation for his long and illustrious career is summed up in his oft quoted mantra…”May the Music never end…”!
John David Eldridge (Music Director) is a native of Concord, MA and is honored to be making his debut as music director of the Winton Club Cabaret after playing in the band for the past three seasons. John is an alumnus of Case Western Reserve University's joint program with the Cleveland Institute of Music, and currently works throughout Eastern Massachusetts as a freelance pianist, conductor, music director, vocal coach, arranger and orchestrator.
He currently serves as the resident music director for Pentucket Players and has previously music directed productions for Moonstruck Theater Company, Ghost Light Players, Wakefield Repertory Theatre, and Colonial Chorus Players. He also frequently works with local schools and youth drama programs including Concord-Carlisle, Acton-Boxboro, Fenn, Nashoba Brooks, Concord Youth Theatre and the Alexander Children's Theatre School (ACTS).
Recently, John was both the Sound Designer and the Associate Conductor/MD for a production of "Songs for a New World" at Gloucester Stage Company starring Tony-nominee Barbara Walsh ("Falsettos", "Company"). He has also played for productions at SpeakEasy Stage, The Company Theater, and Stoneham Theater, and since 2014 has been an Assistant Music Director at Reagle Music Theatre for productions including Me And My Girl, Kiss Me Kate, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
In addition to his work in musical theater, John has performed as a pianist, percussionist and vocalist across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Japan, and in 2008 he conducted Concord Carlisle High School’s production of “Animal Crackers” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Diane has a combined 20 years experience instructing and choreographing dance and fitness classes at many local gyms, dance studios and local theatre groups. Over the years, Diane has attended dance workshops in Boston and New York with some amazing industry greats such as Mia Michaels, Tyce Diorio, LaurieAnn Gibson, Andre Quintella and Cris Judd. Choreography credits include over 15 years of creating various Jazz and Hiphop Dance numbers for adults, teens and kids for numerous performances and local musical theatre productions.
Diane also performs regularly with local theatre groups and has taken part in many fundraisers including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Boston City Hall Plaza's Garden of Hope for the Conquer Cancer Coalition, and Purplelight for Pancreatic Cancer with the Voices of Hope, a wonderful organization that raises money to support cancer research and groundbreaking treatment. Diane loves passing along her passion for teaching and dancing, and hopes that you enjoy the show!
During Cabaret 1994 Mike met first time performer Cheryl Troiano who now goes by the name Cheryl Condon, this years Cabaret "Bling" Producer. A couple of 22 years and going strong!
Mike is thrilled to return working with Cabaret's lighting and audio teams. Presently, Mike is the senior lighting and audio designer for Design Light a production company specializing in corporate special events and business meetings, permanent installations and larger scaled weddings. Some of Mike's clients include Puma, Hasbro, Sheraton, Winston Flowers and the list continues with many others. He also finds great pleasure designing for some of our local community theaters, including the North Shore Music Theater.
Mike has received 6 nominations for EMACT's (Eastern Mass Association of Theater's) - award for lighting designs, a three time winner for production of West Side Story, Arlington Players, Three Days of Rain/ Quanapowitt Players, and Lies and Legends/ Burlington players.
This year Mike has a special connection with the Winton Club Cabaret and looks forward for you to see all of his work along side Cheryl's production of "Bling"!