About the Team

Dani Tapper – Creator, composer/lyricist, co-writer

Dani (Benson) Tapper graduated the TISCH School of the Arts at NYU in 1995 with a BFA in Film/TV Production.   After leaving NY in 1997 she began  a carer in Cleveland, OH as an award winning children’s performer performing under the stage name, Dani B.  Her two original CD’s, Me and You and Life is Sweet won several national awards.  In Cleveland, Dani also established her own program of children’s music and theatre classes and was an active member on the Board of the Heights Youth Theatre, the longest running children’s theatre in the country.

In 2009, Dani moved with her husband and three children to Philadelphia, PA where she continued to perform her children’s music shows.  She also was the composer/lyricist for the original musical, Class Reunion.  Dani is presently working on her second musical, Brilliant, of which she is the composer/lyricist and co-writer.  In 2018, Dani established the Lower School Musical theatre program at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr where she is currently the director.

Phillip Brown – Bookwriter. 

Phillip Sean Brown is currently the Director of Theater at the prestigious Shipley School in Bryn Mawr PA.  Before starting his acting studio, The Ambler Actors Studio, just outside of Philadelphia, he was the dialogue coach and ‘punch-up’ writer on the hit Original Series Disney shows “That’s so Raven” and “Cory in the House”. Prior to working for Disney, Phillip has led a rich and diverse artistic career including writing, acting, directing and film production. He has worked professionally in the TV, Film and Theater industry throughout the United States. Phillip wrote and co-created the hit Hip-Hop musical, “The Last Jimmy” with Dice Raw from the Legendary Roots Crew that is currently touring major cities in the US. His most recent musical, that he co-created with Dice Raw, entitled “Box” is the narrative of Henry Box Brown, is about a slave who mailed himself from Virginia to freedom in Philadelphia. It will make its world premiere at The New Freedom Theater in Philadelphia PA in the winter of 2018.

Jason Neri – Musical Director

Jason Neri works extensively in the tri-state area as a Music/Vocal Director and Accompanist.  Favorite past productions include: THE LAST FIVE YEARS, GODSPELL (Barrymore Nominated for Outstanding Music Direction and Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical), JOHN & JEN, ROCK OF AGES, HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, BONNIE & CLYDE, TICK TICK BOOM, RENT, TOMMY, EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL, BABY, SONG OF SINGAPORE, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH.  Be here now!

CAST:

SARAH:  Kimberly Suskind

JAKE:      Blair Johnson

KAT:        Rebecca Stern

ADAM:    Jackson Preisser

MEAGAN:   Cindy Chait

JULIE:        Maria Panvini

DOCTOR:     Theo Wambler