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 The Turn of the Screw 2010


Crystal Ballroom: The Musical

Featuring the Music of Joe Jackson

At a Glance

Category: Book Musical




Thurs. Sept. 15, 2011 @ 7:30 PM
Fri. Sept. 16, 2011 @ 7:30 PM
Sat. Sept. 17, 2011 @ 2:00 PM
Sat. Sept. 17, 2011 @ 7:30 PM



Booth Playhouse

130 N Tryon St..
Charlotte, NC 28202






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Book by James Vita and Dr. Elizabeth Peterson-Vita


Music and Lyrics by Joe Jackson


Directed by Dr. Elizabeth Peterson-Vita


Music Directed by Alan Kaufman


Choreographed by Candace Jennings


Production Design by James Vita

In the spirt of the new Broadway and two years in the making, Actors Scene Unseen is proud to present its new rock musical, Crystal Ballroom: The Musical. Inspired by the music and expressive lyrics of New Wave legend Joe Jackson, with an original script by James Vita and Dr. Elizabeth Peterson-Vita, Crystal Ballroom: The Musical takes you backstage at a ballroom dance studio as you follow the lives and loves of instructors and students preparing for the competition of a lifetime in London. Hearts are won and hearts are broken, but these performers never miss a beat as their stories twist and turn around each other. High drama mixes with the glittering world of Ballroom Dance and Competiton. The music of Joe Jackson, as played by the Blaze of Glory band and including hits like "Is She Really Going Out with Him", "It's Different for Girls", and "Steppin' Out", will leave you breathless and on your feet!


Crystal Ballroom: The Musical is a thrilling experience with direction by award-winning director Dr. Elizabeth Peterson-Vita and production designs by Broadway trained designer James Vita. Crystal Ballroom: The Musical will change your notions of ballroom dancing, club dancing, and rock 'n' roll music forever. Crystal Ballroom: The Musical is music directed and conducted by Charlotte musical celebrity, Alan Kaufman. NY trained choreographer Candace Jennings takes us into "Another World", a world of stylish dance and movement in the grandest Broadway traditions.


About the Production


Actors Scene Unseen is a multidisciplinary production company with credits in musical theatre, staged drama, live radio theatre, and 6 commercial audio CDs. Actors Scene Unseen is a member of the Grammy Recording Academy and an avid supporter of the Grammy Foundation and MusiCares. Actors Scene Unseen has won numerous awards and nominations from local and national organizations. It was the winner of Outstanding Production in Special Events for its productions of A Broadway Christmas Carol (2010), The Turn of the Screw (2009), and Nijinsky's Last Dance (2007) by the Metrolina Theatre Association.


Director Dr. Elizabeth Peterson-Vita is NY trained and has directed all of Actors Scene Unseen's important productions including A Broadway Christmas Carol, The Turn of the Screw, Nijinsky's Last Dance, Jack the Musical, Slaughterhouse-5, and Gilgamesh - A Verse Play. She is the winner for Outstanding Direction for Actors Scene Unseen's production of The Turn of the Screw by Metrolina Theatre. Association. She was nominated in 2007 for Outstanding Direction for Nijinski's Last Dance and again in 2010 for A Broadway Christmas Carol.


Producer/Designer James Vita has studied design arts with Tony Award Winning master designers in NYC including Lighting Design with Jules Fisher, Peggy Eisenhauer, and Kevin Adams, Projection Design with Wendell K. Harrington, and Sound Design with Abe Jacob and Jonathan Deans. He is the winner and nominee of numerous awards for production and special effects by Metrolina Theatre Association, Creative Loafing, and Arts ala Mode.



  • 2011 - Nomination for Best Lead Female Actor and Best Special Effect for Projection Design for The Turn of the Screw by Creative Loafing
  • 2011 - I'm Hearing You Award by Arts ala Mode
  • 2010 - Winner of Outstanding Production, Outstanding Lead Male Actor, and Outstanding Male Supporting Actor and nominations for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Supporting Female Actor in Special Events for A Broadway Christmas Carol by Metrolina Theatre Association.
  • 2010 - Nomination for Theatre Company of the Year by Metrolina Theatre Association
  • 2009 - Winner of Outstanding Production, Outstanding Lead Male Actor, Outstanding Lead Female Actor, Outstanding Direction, and Outstanding Technical Effect in Special Events for The Turn of the Screw
  • 2009 - Nomination for Best Spoken Word CD for Gilgamesh: A Verse Play by Just Plain Folks Awards, CA.
  • 2008 - Par Excellence Award by Arts ala Mode
  • 2008 - Nomination for Best Special Effect for Projection Design in A Shakespeare Christmas Carol by Creative Loafing
  • 2007 - Winner of Outstanding Production, Winner of Best Male Actor and nomination for Best Director in Special Events for Nijinsky's Last Dance by Metrolina Theatre Association.
  • 2006 - Nomination for Best Spoken Word CD for An Original Radio Drama: The Battle of Alcatraz by Just Plain Folks Awards, CA.
  • 1995 - Top 100 Streaming Media Site for The NPR SynchroCast (tm) of Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebration live from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC by Progressive Networks.

Actors Scene Unseen 

Contact Person: James Vita, Managing Director / Executive Producer

Company Name: Actors Scene Unseen

Company Mailing Address: PO Box 77249, Charlotte, NC 28271

Telephone Number: 704-533-1187

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