Meet the Staff
Sam Scalamoni, Artistic Director
Sam Scalamoni is a founding member of Skyline Theatre Company and has directed nearly all of its productions. Mr. Scalamoni directed the critically acclaimed national tour of Elf the Musical, Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live! for Broadway Across America (breaking box office records at Radio City Music Hall), and the national tour of The Gazillion Bubble Show. Mr. Scalamoni was the Associate Director for Elton John’s Broadway musical Lestat at the Palace Theatre on Broadway and San Francisco’s Curran Theatre. He was also the Associate Director of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and supervised five international companies; he now serves as the Associate Director of the current National Tour. He is also the Director and co-book writer of Summer Stock, a stage adaptation of the MGM Judy Garland/Gene Kelly film in development. In New York, Mr. Scalamoni has directed two incarnations of Alan Menken and Glen Slater’s new Broadway musical Leap of Faith, the debut workshop of Mulan Jr. for Disney Theatrical Productions, Sense and Sensibility at Playwrights Horizons and Shakespeare & Company, At the Back of the North Wind at the Players Theatre and the National Arts Club, The New Picasso at New World Stages, Treaty 321! at the Lucille Lortel, and Fidelity Futurestage at New World Stages. Regionally he has directed, and in some cases also choreographed, All Shook Up for Texas Family Musicals, I Do, I Do! and Les Miserables for Cortland Repertory Theatre, At The Back of the North Wind at The Village Theatre in Seattle, four productions of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Montreal, Las Vegas, Illinois, and Oklahoma City, Dracula at the Bickford Theatre in Morristown, and the premiere of an original adaptation of A Christmas Carol at The Rochester Opera House in New Hampshire. He has served as Artistic/Producing Director of The Hackmatack Playhouse in Maine, and as Artistic Director of The Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts in Orange County, New York. He has been a guest director at Yale University, Manhattan College, and Longwood College. He is a proud member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and currently lives in Morris County, New Jersey, with his wife, son, and daughter.
Stephanie Simons Neal, Managing Director
Stephanie has more than 20 years of experience working with New Jersey amateur and professional theatres, including the last three working with Skyline Theatre Company in various roles and on multiple productions and special events. In addition to stage management responsibilities and many other backstage roles, she has worked with and volunteered for theatre companies on special events, fund raising and audience development projects. She also volunteers with a dog rescue transport group bringing adoptable dogs to New Jersey. A native of Franklin Township, she currently resides in Fanwood with her husband and two rescued dogs.
Michael Whitney, Associate Artistic Director
Michael is a Director/Choreographer residing in Manhattan and a new addition to the Skyline team. Michael is currently the Assistant Director of ELF the Musical and has served as the Assistant Director for both the International and National companies of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Other credits include Peter And The Wall (Director) Skyline Theatre Company, Backbeard The Musical (Choreographer) Theatre Institute at Sage, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Choreographer) Schenectady Light Opera Company, Little Shop of Horrors (Asst. Choreographer) Geva Theater.
Victoria Sollecito, Development Director
Ms. Sollecito, from Glen Ridge, New Jersey, holds a BA in Women's Studies from Drew University and a Master's from Sarah Lawrence College where her research focused on popular culture and the arts. She has served as a Production Manager and Stage Manager for several New Jersey based theatre companies including Skyline Theatre Company, Two River Theatre Company, Montclair Operetta Club, and Studio Players. She currently serves as the Education Director for the New Jersey Arts Collective. Now residing in New Jersey, she is also a corporate trainer for Informa Business Information.
David C. Neal, Marketing Director
David is a marketing professional with many years of experience in both the entertainment and professional services industries. He is proud and privileged to be associated with Skyline on and off the stage. "From the start it has been the theatre's business to entertain people ... it needs no other passport than fun." Bertolt Brecht
Darren Gage, Music Supervisor
Dr. Darren Gage is a composer, conductor, music educator and percussionist. Darren serves as Artistic Director of the New Jersey Arts Collective and is Founder and Producer of the New Jersey Summer Theatre Workshop, now in it's 21st season. As part of the workshop in 2011 Darren directed the first amateur production worldwide of the musical Spring Awakening, and in summer 2016 directed one of the first youth productions of American Idiot. He has toured nationally and internationally as percussionist for Leftfield Productions, where he has performed with countless Broadway artists, including Robert Cuccioli, Stephanie J. Block, Mandy Gonzalez and Audra McDonald. Dr. Gage is a member of the Music Theory faculty at William Paterson University and teaches instrumental music at Glen Ridge High School. He has degrees from Swarthmore College (BA) and Rutgers University (PhD), where he studied Composition with Charles Wuorinen.
Angela Rose Masi, Company Manager
Angela Rose Masi has been a part of the Skyline team for the last five years. With a BS in Music Education and a MM in Musical Theater, she is often invited to teach master classes for high school and middle school students across NJ. Ms. Masi splits her time between teaching and performing. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.
Emma Iacometta, Assistant Stage Manager
Emma Iacometta is thrilled to be a part of Skyline Theatre Company’s stage management team after starting with the company years ago as backstage crew. She attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts for two years pursuing Stage Management, thanks to the William R. Kenan, Jr. Excellence Scholarship. She has spent the past two summers as a Stage Management Intern at the Tony Award winning Williamstown Theatre Festival. Most recent stage management credits include, And No More Shall We Part, The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe, Paradise Blue, Off The Main Road (WTF); A Little Night Music (Piedmont Opera); Wit (Triad Stage); The Italian Straw Hat (UNCSA). Emma is currently a junior at Montclair State University, pursuing a BA in General Humanities and Theatre. She currently resides in Rochelle Park with her loving mother, cat, and dog.
Denise Estrada as Aldonza and James Van Treuren as Quixote in Man of La Mancha, 2009
Melanie Beck as Corie Bratter in Barefoot in the Park, 2011