Who We Are
Meet the StrawHat Producers
KIRSTI CARNAHAN, a member of Actors Equity Association since 1983, originated the role of Marta in Kiss of the Spider Woman, playing in Toronto, London, and on Broadway with the legendary Chita Rivera and later with Vanessa Williams. Other Broadway/National Tour credits: King David, Baby, The Three Musketeers, Les Miserables, Cats, and Annie.
JAY SPADONE's extensive theatrical background ranges from General Manager for the Montclair TheatreFest on productions such as The Rink, Dames At Sea, and To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, to five seasons as a musical director at Williamstown Theatre Festival. As a musician and composer, his credits range from Off-Broadway to regional productions, jazz and pop studio work (keyboards and electric bass), and he has composed original scores for world premier productions working with such luminaries as Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller. His vocal arrangements have been sung by the Colgate 13, on national television, and by high school a'cappella groups in New York and Connecticut. During his stint as a talent manager, Jay's clients included Emmy and Academy Award nominees as well as several popular daytime and prime time television personalities. In addition, he served for many years as associate editor of Theatrical Index, working with the legendary Price Berkley. Mr. Spadone has been the Associate Producer of the StrawHat Auditions since 1994.
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