A Cabaret of Songs Celebrating Life & Living

Monday, June 5, 2017



Drawing on songs from the American Musical Theatre canon by Jewish composers and lyricists, CHAI will celebrate the joy, laughter, and tears that shape life’s journey. The stage will come ALIVE as our ensemble performs songs from all time favorite musicals as well as new Broadway hits. 


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Stephen and Randie Gollomp

Monday, June 5, 2017
Merion Tribute House, Merion, PA

5:30 Dinner Reception
7:00 Cabaret Performance and Dessert

Please send the check and the camera ready ad no later than May 15, 2017 to:

Bonnie Zimmerman

1060 Remington Road, 

Wynnewood, PA 19096



There are several ways to give your support for Theatre Ariel's FUNdraiser. You may purchase a ticket to attend the event at your desired level of support, make a gift to Theatre Ariel in advance, and purchase ad space in the stagebill.


  • Fashionable Michael Kors Multi Function Wristwatch-silver case and link band.
  • Beautiful 16”x20” framed Judaica calligraphy (Hillel-Pirkei Avot) created by Rabbi Jonathan Kremer
  • Large pocketbook along with beautiful scarf/clasp
  • You kids or grandchildren will love this 6 foot long sit-upon plush pony
  • A"Downton Abbey" Tea for four - Hosted by Ethel Hofman.  A celebration of royal Edwardian fare.  Sherry to Sullabub. Value Priceless.
  • A Culture Basket: A Celebration of Philadelphia's great professional theatre and live music scene. Raffle items include single performance and season passes, 
  • A Beauty Basket: Every woman's wish to be pampered from "head to toe". Indulge yourself in haircuts and styling, facials, manicures and pedicures.
  • A  lap blanket This handmade blanket will keep you warm on a chilly evening. The biblical Joseph would be envious of the winner of this colorful blanket.
  • Gift card to Home Grown, $50 value.
  • Salon 31 Gift Cut-haircut with Dawson
  • Millennium Spa, Gift Certificate
  • The Pub of Penn ValleyGift Certificates
  • Sangkee Asain Bistro Gift Card
  • Hand & Stone Massage and  Facial Spa Gift Card-50 minute Relaxation Massage, or Facial
  • Fiji Nails & SpaGift Certificate-Pedicure
  • Stupp Furs Black Lapin Knit Muffler
  • Pearl & Swarovski Crystal Bracelet
  • Talent Salon Gift Certificates
  • Large Judaica print (unframed) created and signed by Chaim Potok
  • Barbara Ellick Jewelry Necklace
  • Pretty Lady Nail & Spa Manicure
  • Salon 55 West-ArdmoreCertificate-Cut & Style
  • Salon 31 Gift Certificate
  • Stunning black lapin knit scarf



Rajeer Alford is pleased to be making his Theatre Ariel debut.  Rajeer is a Philadelphia based actor and teaching artist from Cherry Hill, NJ. Recent credits: Godspell (Eagle Theatre); To Kill A Mockingbird (Forestburgh Playhouse); Man of La Mancha (Bristol Riverside Theatre); Ragtime (Bristol Riverside Theatre); In the Blood (Theatre Horizon); and Side Show (11th Hour Theatre Company). He has studied Music and Theatre at Rowan University and the Westminster College of the Arts, Rider University. Up next: Peter and the Starcatcher (Eagle Theatre).

Marissa Barnathan is thrilled to perform with Theatre Ariel again after playing Debbie Kaplan in The Invasion of Skokie. She holds a B.A. in Drama and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, with a minor in Ballet. She was an Acting Apprentice at the Walnut Street Theatre in 2013. Recent credits include: West Side Story, Romeo and Juliet (The Media Theatre); SkippyJon JonesA Christmas Carol (Walnut Street Theatre); The Three Musketeers (The Later Years) (People’s Light & Theatre Co.); Respect: A Musical Journey of Women (Penn’s Landing Playhouse); and Fiddler on the Roof (The Candlelight Theatre). www.marissabarnathan.com 

Leigha Kato is thrilled to be performing in tonight’s cabaret! Recent credits: Mouse, et in A Year with Frog and Toad, Myrrah & Others in Metamorphoses (Arden Theatre Company); Katttin in Mother Courage, Joan in Saint Joan, Evil Angel and other in Doctor Faustus (Quintessence Theatre Co.); Little Red in Into the Woods (Theatre Horizon); Amanda in 4000 Miles (Philadelphia Theatre Co); Tribe in HAIR (Chance Theatre Co).Training: The University of the Arts. www.Leighakato.com

Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton is making his Theatre Ariel debut. A Philadelphia native, Kevin was recently Galahad in Spamalot at Resident Theatre Company (West Chester).  Regional theatre credits include: Sundown (Mainstreet Musicals); Working, An American Christmas Songbook (Bristol Riverside Theatre); Kiss me Kate (Act II Playhouse); A Christmas Story (Walnut Street Theatre). Tarzan, It Shoulda Been You, Moon over Buffalo, Camelot (Gretna Theatre); Spamalot (Lancaster Opera House); Les Miserable (FUSE)Dogfight, Marry Me A Little, Into the Woods, Guys & Dolls, Good People, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd (Pennsylvania Centre Stage).  Kevin holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre (Penn State University). Love to Mom and Dad.

Amanda Morton (Music Director) is pleased to be making her Theatre Ariel debut. Amanda is a freelance Music Director and Senior Lecturer at University of the Arts. Select credits include: A New Brain, Into the Woods (Barrymore Award recipient), Spring Awakening (Theatre Horizon); A Year With Frog & Toad, The Secret Garden, Passion, Parade (Arden Theatre); Kiss of the Spider Woman, A New Brain, Side Show (11th Hour Theatre Company); Malpractice Makes Perfect (York Theatre Company); Peter & I (American Theatre of Actors). Amanda is featured on the album "Sheldon Harnick: Hidden Treasures (1949-2013)" in collaboration with Brian D'Arcy James and Sheldon Harnick. She has a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College.

Deborah Baer Mozes (Director/Artistic Director) is the Founding Artistic Director of Theatre Ariel. Since the inception of the company, she has given life to 78 new plays; including the development of the first Jewish ten minute play festivals and museum theatre productions for the National Museum of American Jewish History and Cabarets. She served as Literary Manager for the Walnut Street Theatre and directed their acclaimed Independence Studio productions of Waiting for the Parade, With Albert Einstein, and T Bone ‘N Weasel. Internationally, Deborah was the Artistic Director of the Manitoba Theatre Workshop and worked in other Canadian regional theatres and television; in Israel she has directed and taught in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Arad. She is co-editor with Julianne Bernstein of Voices from Ariel: Ten-minute plays exploring the


Gloria Spitz - Co Chair

Andrea Robbins - Co Chair

Hank and Marsha Belman

Suzi Frost

James and Deborah Golden

Carolyn Goldman

Elyse Gollomp

Judy Guzman

Ethel Hofman

Terry Katz

Lonnie Klein

Susie Lautman

Mary Beth Lerner

Len and Susan Lodish

Andrea Lubeck

Steven and Beverly Moskowitz

Deborah Baer Mozes

Adena Potok

Andrea Robbins

Adrian Seltzer

Stephanie Seltzer

Jay and Merrill Shoemaker

David Sobel

Barbara Spector

Bob and Gloria Spitz

Lou and Marge Surden

Bonnie Zimmerman

Dr. Stephen and Randie Gollomp - Honorees

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