Production Team

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Linda Duci, Director/Choreographer

Linda Duci has been the owner and director of The Country Academy of Dance for over 30 years and has danced and choreographed professionally throughout the tri-state area.  Linda is best known for Directing and Choreographing Musical Theatre in Westchester and Putnam counties. Linda trained at the School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Ailey and Graham Schools and with numerous Broadway and Television Choreographers. Her goal is to offer all levels of performers new experiences in a fun, immersive atmosphere. 

Christopher Rich, Musical Director

Christopher Rich has an extensive background in theater as director, musical director, writer and performer, in addition to his 25+ years as a vocal coach and piano instructor. He studied piano performance at The Juilliard School, as well as arranging and orchestration at Berklee College of Music. Early on in his career, he founded and was Director of the “All For Arts” Performing Arts Center in Bedford Hills (NY), Smithtown (NY) and West Haven (CT) for more than ten years. Most recently, he originated the roles of Jameson and Shaw in the premier of “The Composition of Herman Melville” at NYC’s Metropolitan Playhouse, served as assistant musical director for Long Wharf Theatre’s production of “Guys and Dolls”, played Arnold in “The Boys Next Door” at the Rich Forum, and performed a principal role in a staged reading of a new operetta, “Songs Beyond News” at NYC’s Producers Club. Christopher is currently writing an original musical, “Living in the Lines” and is fine-tuning his series of fairy tale musicals to be made available for theatrical productions nationwide. 

Nancy Freedman, Producer

Nancy began her involvement with the Stamford All-School Musical in 2007 as a cast parent and has volunteered since 2008 as Producer. Nancy retired from practicing law to raise her family and soon found that the best way to combine her love of musicals (which began in 6th grade in a production of Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado") with her desire to spend time with her children was to produce musicals in the Stamford Public Schools - for the Stamford All-School Musical, Northeast Elementary School, Turn of River Middle School and Westhill High School. In 2005, Nancy founded the 5th Grade Musical program at Northeast and spent  nine years on the board of Westhill High School's Northstar Parent Production Group. In 2018, Nancy received the Stamford Public Education Foundation's Excellence in Education Leadership Award and she was the 2014 recipient of the Special Achievement in Arts Education Award by the Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards for her work at Westhill High School.  

Kim Schweber, Producer

 

Kim completed her BA at Skidmore College in Theatre and English and then went on to pursue a Masters in Education at NYU and a Masters in Theatre at Emerson.  She worked at various theatre companies and directed  plays in NYC, Boston and Colorado. Kim taught at PS 166 in Manhattan.  It was there that she was able to integrate her two passions, children and theatre, and each year she enjoyed directing a school play. Since moving to Stamford in 2002 to raise her three children, Kim started the JCC Center Women Theatre where she produced and directed the shows.  She also produced many musicals at Northeast Elementary School in addition to the talent shows. Kim is excited to join the Stamford All-School Musical family. 

Clifton Chadick, Set Designer

 

Clifton has been the resident set designer for the Stamford All-School Musical for the past four years and has also designed for Westhill High School's productions of Guys & Dolls and Anything Goes. Clifton has designed Off-Broadway and in the downtown Manhattan theater scene where he collaborates with numerous experimental theater comanies. His most recent work includes Polaroid Stories (New School); Popesical: A Papal Musical Comedy (Fringe NYC); The 20th Century Way(Rattlestick); In Fields Where They Lay (New Ohio); Mr. Landing Takes a Fall (The Flea); Accidentally, Like a Martyr (Wild Project); We Are All in Paradise (NYU); Grace McLean Live in Concert (Ars Nova); Oprah's The Life You Want Tour (EVNT). Clifton is also Associate Designer to John McDermott. Most recent collaborations include Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility, Tribes at Barrington Stage, and As You Like It at Folger Shakespeare Theater. Clifton is a proud graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music.