Title

Valley Music Theatre, 1964

Valley Music Theatre, 1964. Thank you cast member Derrik Lewis for finding this photo.

1964 Original Cast & Production Members

1964 Original Cast & Production Members. Anna Maria Alberghetti, Brian Avery, Anita Mann and myself appeared in several companies of West Side Story. This one in 1964 was produced by Nick Mayo and Faye Nuell at the Valley Music Theatre. We decided it would be great fun to have a reunion and that we did! It was held at Cravings Restaurant on Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood.


Anita Mann had the WSS photo put on top of this delicious cake

Anita Mann who portrayed "Anybodys" had the WSS photo put on top of this delicious cake. We had to contact so many Gypsies to find our original cast, it was decided to make it Gypsies day as well!

Kathy Gregory and Anthony Tringoli

Thank goodness for my two Volunteer Angels at the door that handled the arrival of our guests. My Travel Agent to the stars, Kathy Gregory and upcoming actor Anthony Tringoli. Also thank you to Ibrahim Oztok for organizing the room and our delicious menu.


The cast

Some of the cast attending (sitting) Teri Garr, me, Brian Avery, Jimmy Hibbard, Irwin Marcus/Glen Allan, Anita Mann, Michele Bernath, Peter Menefee, (Producer) Faye Nuell Mayo, (centered) and Walter Painter.

I played Anita, Brian was Tony, Walter portrayed Arab

I played Anita, Brian was Tony, Walter portrayed Arab.


Faye with Anna Maria Alberghetti, our Maria

Faye with Anna Maria Alberghetti, our Maria.

The Witches of Eastwick!

The Witches of Eastwick!


Anna Maria and Teri

Anna Maria and Teri. So happy to renew old times.

Frances Davis, Doug Rivera and Josie Powell

Frances Davis was in the original cast of WSS on Broadway! WSS '64 Doug Rivera, mambo dancer gal pal Josie Powell who wrote the best book about Tito Puente, When The Drums Are Dreaming.


Joanne DiVito and Doug

Fabulous Joanne DiVito and Doug. (careertransition.org)

Me and Doug

Me and Doug. What a joy to see him!


Sterling Clark, Jerry Jackson and Maria Pogee

Sterling Clark and his best friends. Jerry Jackson was Folies Bergere Tropicana Choreographer when it opened in 1959 and remained until it ended in 2009. Adorable Maria Pogee.

Roseanne Hopkins, Teri Beckerman, Frances Davis and Anita

Roseanne Hopkins, Teri Beckerman, Frances Davis and Anita.

More Photos >>



Biography | Filmography | Photos | Events | Guestbook | Contact | Links | News | Updates | Home