Third Quarter 2022

Peter and the Starcatcher at Hylton Center October 14-23


Photo Credit: Amanda Elena Photography

Prince William Little Theatre's "Peter and the Starcatcher" shows audiences how the legend of Peter Pan came to be. With pirates, mermaids, music, and fun the production is a swashbuckling and hilarious adventure.

Amidst a stormy sea passage, young orphans on the ship "The Neverland" help the daughter of an English lord protect pirate treasure. On their journey, an orphan boy meets Black Stache, who names the boy Peter and tries to persuade him to become a pirate. To save himself from drowning, Peter rides through the waves to a nearby island where the quest to protect the treasure unfolds.

This TONY award-winning comedy features an ensemble cast, storytelling, wit, whimsy, subtle and not so subtle humor, and timely references.

Performances will be held at Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia. 

Performance Dates:
October 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm
October 15, 2022 at 8:00 pm
October 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm
October 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm
October 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm
October 22, 2022 at 8:00 pm
October 23, 2022 at 2:00 pm

For ticket information: https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/peter-and-the-starcatcher

For additional information on Prince William Little Theatre: www.pwlt.org

Sharon Kay Veselic, 1950-2022


It is with deep sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and board member, Sharon Veselic, passed away on September 21, 2022. We are extremely grateful for Sharon's service to Prince William Little Theatre and to the arts community of Northern Virginia. Sharon contributed an invaluable perspective to our organization through board service and recently directed the musical "Sister Act." She will be deeply, deeply missed. We will especially miss Sharon's wonderful sense of humor, no-nonsense attitude and her warm hugs.

Sharon found a place with us at Prince William Little Theatre and we considered her family. 

For those that wish to honor Sharon, her family asks that in lieu of flowers a memorial contribution can be made to Prince William Little Theatre. 

You can donate in her honor to PWLT directly at: https://www.pwlt.org/donate.html

Donations can also be mailed to:

Prince William Little Theatre
P.O. Box 341
Manassas, VA 20108

Sharon directed theatre in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for 13 years. During her time in Texas, she directed 29 productions from dramas, comedies to musicals, including directing children’s theater. She was a graduate of St. Leo College where she earned her BA in Education and Theatre Arts.

She then moved on to earn her MA at Florida State University in Childhood Education where she followed up teaching third grade students. Sharon started her directing path at the Venice Little Theater in Florida.

A move back home to Virginia led to her working at Adventure Theater directing many productions. She followed that as a Directing Intern at Arena Stage in Washington DC where she also was the Stage Manager and Production Office Associate for three years. She then moved to New York City to work as a Production Office Coordinator working on various films and mini-series of the 80’s.

After years of working in Virginia and then moving to Arlington, Texas, and retirement approaching, Sharon decided to go back to doing what she loved most: Community Theater. She directed for The Little Theatre of Alexandria, McLean Community Players, Reston Community Players and Prince William Little Theatre where she found a home and supportive family of artists. In her many years of work, she directed over 100 productions, stage managed and produced and worked on all levels. She is survived by her partner in life, Sally.

PWLT Welcomes New Board Member Luis Vasquez


Luis Vasquez has joined the Prince William Little Theatre Board of Directors as Secretary.

"My name is Luis, and it’s pronounced 'Louise'," he says. "My pronouns are he/him."

"First and foremost, I thank you for electing me as your Board’s new secretary," he adds. "I am very excited to start in this new position with PWLT, an organization I love because of the commitment to entertain and develop the arts in our community."

Luis is from Colombia. He arrived in the U.S. 27 years ago. "I love traveling and meeting new people," he says. "I have two rescue dogs, Minnie and Max, and in my free time I enjoy going for long walks with them."

He started acting in community theater in 2018 in Rooftop Production's A Christmas Carol. "From that moment I rediscovered my passion for the arts and to make people happy with my talents," he says. "With PWLT I was Pablo in Sister Act and the priest in The Sound of Music. As Secretary of the Board I would like to contribute with new ideas and to give all my support to the productions that are getting ready to start this season."


PWLT Participates in Arts Alive!


Chrissy Mastrangelo, PWLT President, Christine Maxted singing "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" from The Sound of Music, and Laura Walsh singing "Journey to the Past" from Anastasia. Photo Credit: Bob Thompson

Arts Alive! sponsored by The Prince William Arts Council through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the Hylton Performing Arts Center was held on September 11, 2022 and Prince William Little Theatre joined the fun.

This annual event featured Prince William County Arts Council members along with community performers and fine artists. The yearly family-friendly arts festival had activities for all ages, multiple stages of live performances, hands-on activities, demonstrations for all ages, and more! 

Prince William Little Theatre President Chrissy Mastrangelo and Board Member Anna Burrell were on hand to introduce performances by Laura Walsh, Christine Maxted, the cast of "Peter and the Starcatcher," the crew from "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," and hype up our holiday show "The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge." It was a lovely celebration of the local arts community filled with culture, music, art, food and performances. 

We were so happy to participate in this year's event and we truly loved seeing so many members of the community attend and show support to our organization.


Anna Burrell, PWLT Board Member and Chrissy Mastrangelo, PWLT President. Cameron McBride and Ollie Maxted performing a scene from Peter and the Starcatcher. Ollie Maxted, Christine Maxted, Caty Kumar, Ahryel Tinker, Melanie McGuin and James Maxted singing "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Photo Credit: Bob Thompson

Auditions for The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge October 3-4


Prince William Little Theatre is holding auditions for “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge,” A Comedy by Mark Brown. The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.


•    Monday, October 3, 2022, 7:00PM – 9:30PM
•    Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 7:00PM – 9:30PM

Please Use the link below to sign up for to secure your slot today!

(Note: Make sure you arrive early to allow for time for check-in)


Auditions will take place at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in the Balllard-Postma Studio, located first floor, behind the Gregory Family Theater - Please park in the Tower lot located behind the building and enter through the doing located by the back loading dock.

Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110


Each Auditionee will be required to fill out audition form and conflict information on the calendar provided below.

We request that all conflicts must be identified at auditions. Conflicts identified during tech week may result in an auditionee not being cast. 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Sides for auditions are listed below.


The Trial of the Century! A year after his miraculous transformation, Ebenezer Scrooge is back to his old ways and sues Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future for breaking and entering, kidnapping, slander, pain and suffering, attempted murder and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. Will Ebenezer rediscover the true meaning of Christmas? This comedy demonstrates that we should have the spirit of giving in our hearts every day, not just once a year.


Director: Terri Ritchey
Assistant Director:  Bob Jordan
Producer: Chrissy Mastrangelo
Stage Managers: Vincent Calhoun & Jason Crosby
Lighting Design:  Peter Ponzini
Sound Design: Wil Taft
Special Effects:  Kurt Gustafson
Set Design & Build: Nick Mastrangelo
Costume Design:  Susy Moorstein & Michelle Matthews
Properties:  Becky Gould-Levine & Melanie McCleerey


Gregory Family Theater
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Manassas, VA

•    December  9, 2022 at 8:00 pm
•    December 10, 2022 at 2:00 pm
•    December 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm
•    December 11, 2022 at 2:00 pm
•    December 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm
•    December 17, 2022 at 2:00 pm
•    December 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm
•    December 18, 2022 at 2:00 pm


•    Ebenezer Scrooge - The character that the play revolves around. Scrooge is a miserly bookkeeper in the city of London.
•    Solomon Rothschild - The eloquent and confident defense attorney for all of the accused.
•    Judge Pearson - The grumpy judge, much like Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, who presides over the trial with an iron fist.
•    Jacob Marley/Bob Cratchit - Jacob Marley is the deceased business partner of Scrooge. Marley’s ghost visits Scrooge to forewarn him of the impending visits from the three ghosts. Bob Cratchit is the clerk at Mr. Scrooges’s business. (Actor may play both roles)
•    Ghost of Christmas Past/Fan/Belle - Along with The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, this Ghost is on trial for breaking and entering and kidnapping Scrooge. Fan is Scrooge’s sister who offers insight to Scrooge’s painful childhood. Belle is the former love interest of Scrooge who comes to the witness stand and her presence forces Scrooge to acknowledge a bitter part of his pat where money meant more than anything. (Actress may play all roles) 
•    Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come/Fred - Along with The Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost is on trial for breaking and entering and kidnapping Scrooge.  Fred is Scrooge’s nephew who always invites Scrooge to Christmas Dinner.  (Actor may play both roles.)
•    The Bailiff (Mr. Connolly) - The deputy of the courtroom and offers a voice of hope despite Judge Pearson’s pessimistic attitude. The Bailiff is akin to Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol. 
•    Mrs. Cratchit/ Sara Wainwright/Mrs. Dilber - Mrs Cratchit is Bob’s wife and the mother of the Cratchit children. Sara Wainright is community activist who goes around asking for donations to help the poor, especially around Christmas time.  Mrs. Dilber is a city beggar who is accused of stealing articles of clothing and jewelry from Mr. Scrooge. She claims that all is fair game when a person is deceased.   (Actor will play both roles.)
•    Translator - Converts the gibberish of the Ghost of Christmas Future into English. 

Prince William Little Theatre Newsletter
Newsletter Editor: Terri Ritchey

PWLT Board of Directors:

President - Chrissy Mastrangelo
Vice President - Becky Gould-Levine
Treasurer - Nicholas Mastrangelo
Secretary - Luis Vasquez
Members at Large:
Susy Moorstein
Tina Mullins
Terri Ritchey
Anna Burell
Bob Thompson