Anne has spent the last 7 years on and off playing Elphaba on Broadway in the hit show Wicked, as well as the National Tour. Other National Tours include Evita, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Funny Girl. Anne has worked at numerous regional theatres, and is currently working on several new Broadway shows that are in development.

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Annie McLoughlin is a native New Yorker, where she studied dance from the age of 5. She is a classically trained Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary dancer. She has been in many professional dance companies that have performed nationally, and is a choreographer for musical theatre, and dance performances. She was trained by the amazing Joe Istre, Jeff Edmond, Anne Reinking, Svetlana Katen-Noble, Shirlene Blake Neal and Alan Onickel. She has studied at The Cultural Arts Center, STEPS on Broadway, The Edge in LA, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and Fredonia School of Music. Annie is also a song writer and recording artist. She has worked with Broadway star Bert Michaels, Delia Wallis and Neal Tracy. Her latest song, "Inside Her Love" is featured in the indie feature film Calling It Quits. She also wrote songs and collaborated on the original Hoboken based musical, A Hoboken Tale.  McLoughlin is an actress and has been involved in theatre, film and television for many years. Some of her highlights are working on Sex and the City, Law and Order, Saturday Night Live, and Zoolander. While living in LA, Annie was pop star "Tiffany's" acting coach. Annie has helped many up and coming performers in LA and NYC nail roles in T.V., film and theatre and Broadway! Annie is the Director of the award winning Annie Mac Dance Company which originated at Garden Street. Annie is also a consultant for actors and performers and helps guide their careers in the arts. If you or your child is interested in breaking into the business, please contact her directly. Her greatest accomplishments are her sons Finn Douglas and Jack Casey McLoughlin who are apart of the Garden St Family!  You can contact Annie at



New York City Native, Tabatha has trained with the best in the business since she took her first class at Broadway Dance Center at age 6. She danced her way to New York’s Madison Square Garden where she began her career as a Knicks City Dancer. Tabatha toured for many years with GRAMMY nominated Native American popstar, Jana, as her lead dancer and choreographer as well as back up singer. After much success in the New York scene, Tabatha headed West and landed a role in two films, Bollywood film “Ta Rum Rum Pum, and mafia film “This Is Who I Am” with Frank Stallone. With her musical theater roots never far behind her, she choreographed and directed 3 musical theater stage productions with local theatre company Broadway Bound Players.

Most recently, Tabatha was part of the skeleton crew for THE SYNCOPATED LADIES video "T(R)AP QUEEN", was featured in Sarah Reich's Tap Music Project's video, "Gemini Vibe", and Brooke Paulsen- Zelus tap video, "Reaper". She is a proud member of Ryan Lohoff's "Rithem dance company" which performs as part of The prestigious Hollywood Vibe dance convention as well as numerous videos. She has taught The Monday Night Tap Experience at the famed Debbie Allen Dance Academy and is a sought after choreographer for many competition teams in Los Angeles, New York and around the country. Some more of Tabatha's credits include Disney, Saturday Night Live, Native American Music Awards and various music videos. Tabatha prides herself on her versatility as a performer and choreographer and continues to share her passion with her students today.  "Everyday brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance!"



Irish Dance Master Instructor, Tap

Joanna Barry-Connolly was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and began her lifelong career in dance at the age of three. Trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Irish Step Dancing, she has a well rounded approach to the art of dance performance, technique and instruction.

Joanna became a professional dancer at the age of sixteen, while living in Ireland. It was at this age that she also began assisting in training and teaching beginners in tap, jazz and Irish step dancing. Her theater credits in Ireland as a dancer and assistant choreographer include musical variety seasons in The Gaiety, The Olympia and The Point. Joanna was lucky enough to be a part of many Irish productions that gave her the opportunity to perform on R.T.E (National Television Station) on numerous occasions.

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Howard is thrilled to be continuing his jaunt into the public foray after the untimely demise of his private theatre space: "Death by anonymous snitcher to the Fire Department".  Artistic Director and performer of Parlour Productions. [Google us!]

Metropolitan Opera & Geneva Opera: Susannah/Square Dance choreography and Caller.

Hudson Theatre Ensemble: 2012 – 2017 – Director, Scenic/Lighting Designer & Performer.

Parlour Productions: Artistic Director/Performer 24 years. Recent productions include Lady Di-Amel's Aquacade, Hirsute Ceramist: The Musical and The Family Jewels: A Farcical.

Full Time Squared Dance Caller in the Tri-state area.

Performing for Young Audience Highlights Include: Rumpelstiltskin/Rumpelstiltskin, Jack and the Beanstalk/Narrator, The Ugly Ducking/Narrator, The Little Engine That Could/Narrator, The Elves and the Shoemaker/The Mayor, The Princess Finds A Way/Clyde, A Stone In the Road/Narrator/LittleBoy/Barber



Kaitlyn Rivera, who plays the role of Fiona, is extremely proud to be a part of the cast of A Hoboken Tale. She has been involved with it since its inception 6 years ago, and has played several roles including Emily, Lily and Fiona. Kaitlyn lives in Hoboken with her family and attends Garden Street School of the Performing Arts.  Kaitlyn began performing at the age of five. Some of her favorite roles were Jetsam in The Little Mermaid, Rumpleteazer in Cats and Jack's Mom in Into The Woods. Kaitlyn also enjoys dance and has been a member of the Annie Mac Dance Company for the past 6 years. Kaitlyn performs Irish Step Dancing regularly in many local events and festivals. Over the years Kaitlyn has trained under Anne Brummel, Neil Tracy, Annie McLoughlin, Joanna Barry, and Lisa Capps. Kaitlyn loves performing and being a part of the Garden Street family.



Annalise has studied voice and theatre since she was a little girl, at Garden Street School of the Performing Arts in Hoboken. She has appeared in numerous musical theater roles including: The Witch in Trouble in Pumpkin Town, Granny in Into the Woods, and Emily in A Hoboken Tale. At her school she appears as Thespian in High School Musical, and a NYC Singer in Annie Jr.

In addition to her theater, she has appeared on numerous stages in Hoboken during the Hoboken Festivals. She has performed for the Mayor of Hoboken in the State of the City Addres. She has also won first place at the Access Broadway Competitions. In school she is an advanced academic student, and also loves to draw, play computer games and write stories. Annalise wants to give a thanks to Annie , Anne, her parents, family and friends for always being there for her and for all their support.

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Tyler is thrilled to be back on stage performing with Finn.  His favorite role was that of big brother, Patrick, during last season’s Rockettes Radio City Christmas Spectacular.  Highlights include performing with the Broadway cast of Chicago during Kandor’s 90th Birthday Celebration, Pippin in Pippin and Fagin in Oliver with NY’s iTheatrics,  Broadway Sessions with Ben Cameron, Michael in Elf and Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at the Walnut Street Theatre,  and Young Stevie in Because of Winn Dixie at the Delaware Theatre Company.   TV & Film credits include Gotham, Carver, The Hunt With John Walsh, and iTheatrics Choreography DVDs.  ~Special thanks to Annie, Dan, Finn, and Jack for welcoming him into the Garden Street Family.



Florence Pape is delighted to be working with Garden Street School of the Performing Arts once again.   She just completed a run at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre as Dolly in Talking about Diana.   She recently appeared as Alexis Clerel in Johnny Meyer’s Priceless Slave in salons in NYC and NJ, as Marietta Claypoole in Regrets Only at Nutley Little Theatre, and as Philena in George Cameron Grant’s Philena, the Lover of Mankind at Jersey City Theatre Center. Her additional work with George Cameron Grant & director Joy Kelly includes her one-woman performance of George’s Mints at United Solo-Theatre Row, which also won Best Play at Manhattan Repertory Theatre as well as Best Play and Best Actress for Florence at Secret Theatre.  She has worked as Dir. of Development & Actress with Hudson Theatre Ensemble (H.T.E.) for almost 20 years.  Favorite roles with H.T.E. include Joanne in Company, Reba Freitag in The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Ouiser in Steel Magnolias, Beatrice in A View from the Bridge, Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and lots of zany roles with its Silly on Sixth Children’s Series. She has appeared in historical plays with Hoboken Public Library and has worked with Cantigas Choir, Parlour Productions, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, Kismet Productions, _gaia Theater, United Synagogue of Hoboken, Hoboken Historical Museum, the Kelli Pyle/Toby Love video One Love and other groups.



Thrilled to be part of Garden Street’s Hoboken Tale, Anna continues to enjoy the mothering roles.  Regional credits include Mother in Ragtime, Mama Rose in Gypsy, Marmie in Little Women, and Mama Morton in Chicago; other favorites include Eva Peron in Evita, Dolly in Hello, Dolly! and Grizabella in Cats.  Anna teaches 7th grade humanities, directs, and is a technology integrator for the Bensalem School District in PA.  However, her favorite role is playing mother to her son, Tyler. ~Special thanks to the McLoughlin family.



Finn Douglas is a professional Stage, Screen, and Voice Over Actor. He’s most known for playing Ben in the 2016 Radio City Christmas Spectacular alongside Hoboken Tale cast mate- Tyler Hentz. He is also known for his role of Charlie Conway in Season 4 and 5 of the Netflix hit show: the infamous House of Cards. Finn is part of Broadway’s School of Rock Promo Team and has performed alongside Jonathan Wagner. He’s performed with the cast of the Christmas Spectacular and the cast of Broadway’s Sunday In The Park With George at Broadway Sessions with Ben Cameron. Finn has been a guest star on The Blacklist with James Spader on NBC. Finn stars in the film Lemon with Jennifer Westfeldt and Noah Bean. He’s in the comedy series Thanksgiving created by Daniel Powell and Bethany Hall, starring Chris Elliott and Amy Sedaris. He’s starred in Fill Your Heart With French Fries, After Forever, and Asphalt with Oona Lawrence. Finn starred as Kiddie in David Staller’s Project Shaw, A Man’s World at Symphony Space. His voice can be heard nationally with CitiBank, Sesame Street, Hershey’s, Johnson and Johnson, and Elmer’s to name a few. Some of his favorite regional roles include Jack/Into The Woods, Gus/Cats, and Jake/Freckleface Strawberry – all directed by Anne Brummel. Finn played the Prince in Snow White directed by Hoboken Tale cast member Anna Hentz. Finn is the voice of a new animated character hitting the top Kids Network during Christmas 2018. Finn has been in A Hoboken Tale as an original cast member for the past 7 seasons and is on the original cast album.  He is so excited to be back for Hoboken Tale 2017 finally alongside his little brother Jack Casey, and his mother Annie McLoughlin. Finn would like to thank his dad for writing this show, and his mom for building a school for the arts where he discovered his love for song and dance… being part of a tradition created by his parents is an honor. Most of all he loves A Hoboken Tale, as “the story changes a little bit every year”.



Jack Casey is finally making his Hoboken Tale Debut, at the ripe old age of 6! He is the youngest member of our cast and has already performed in many shows! When Jack was 3 he was in the film In Different Women, and he’s modeled for Quaker Oats. Jack has been Aladdin in Aladdin Kids, Gus in Cinderella Jr, The White Rabbit in Alice In Wonderland Jr, and Ticklish in Snow White.  Jack will be performing the role of the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz Jr, and he will play Charlie the Elf and Walter Hobbs in Elf Jr. Jack has won 1st Place and Platinum at Access Broadway 2017. He studies Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Irish Step, Hip Hop, and Acro at Garden Street School of the Performing Arts. When he’s not at the studio reciting Sondheim, he can be found tackling his big brother Finn Douglas, stirring up trouble in the McLoughlin house, or earning his stripes at Tiger Schulmann.

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Sophia Duke, 13, is thrilled to be Lily in A Hoboken Tale at Garden Street School of Performing Arts. Previous credits from performances in Hoboken theater companies include Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Freckleface in Freckleface Strawberry, Fiona in A Hoboken Tale, Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Alice in The Addams Family, Melody in Musicville and Harper in The Grunch. She studies voice with Neal Tracy, Anne Brummel and Scott Pearson and dance at Garden Street School of Performing Arts. She would like to thank all her performing arts teachers, her friends and family for all their love and support!



Brianna’s love for performing is remarkable and passionate. She has an engaging musical interest. She studies voice and piano at Garden Street Music in Hoboken. Brianna has appeared in numerous musical theater roles including Mrs. Gloop (Willy Wonka Jr.), Annie (Annie Jr.), Ensemble (42nd Street), Aida (Princess Amneris’ friend) and Cats (Grizzabella). At ICHS she played the Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz, played John (Anything Goes), was Juror 11(12 Angry Jurors), Chip in Beauty and the Beast, and Miss Hare (Aesop’s Fables) Flounder (Little Mermaid), and Paula Thompson (Murder's in the Heir) Brianna has been taking voice and musical theater with Anne Brummel (Wicked). She also won first place at the Access Broadway Competition in Atlantic City. Brianna is also signed with Lil Angel's Unlimited Management. Brianna would love to thank Anne , Annie and the cast and crew for all their hard work on putting on this show. She also wants to give a thanks to her parents, family and friends for all their support.



Grace Connolly, the daughter of an Irish born professional dancer and an Irish American world renowned musician, comes from a very long line of entertainers on both sides of the family and has literally been performing since BEFORE she was born. Her debut performance was on Broadway, in May of 2007, in The Duke theatre with Darrah Carr Dance, where she appeared as her Mammy's "unborn child", in a contemporary dance piece especially choreographed for her very pregnant mother. Born in June, Grace was almost an actual "Broadway Baby". She took her first Irish Step Dance class at the tender age of 1 and started Ballet and Tap at DANJ when she was 2 years old. Maintaining her Irish roots, Grace is an active member of "Emerald Fire", an Irish Step Dance company, and has toured up and down the east coast, performing in theatres, arenas and festivals with Irish music and dance shows. Grace has been a proud student of Garden Street since the age of 4 and had the opportunity to appear on Broadway (post partum), as member of the "Annie Mac Dance Company" competition team, in the Playstation Theatre, with Access Broadway. The team also performed at Citifield, on the field with the Jets cheerleaders. Thanks to Garden Street and their ABT accredited ballet program, Grace has had the pleasure of performing in "The Great Russian Nutcracker", with the Moscow Ballet twice. This is Grace's 2nd year taking on a role in "A Hoboken Tale" and she is absolutely thrilled to be a part of such an amazing original production.



Bella Rostan started acting at age 7 in A Hoboken Tale, and is excited to be appearing in this show for the third time. At 9, her monologue won the Broadway Star Award for Best Junior Actor as well as a Platinum medal and a First Place High Score Award in her age group at Access Broadway.  She has also competed in the solo vocal category and in groups in jazz and lyrical dance and Broadway production numbers. Bella has appeared in numerous shows at Garden Street School of Performing Arts, including Into the Woods, Trouble in Pumpkintown, and Freckleface Strawberry.  Bella loves sewing, basketball and believes Capture the Flag should be an Olympic sport.



Valeria Camino is 11 and has been with Garden Street School for 3 years. This is her second year performing as Anya in Hoboken Tale. Previous credits include Sarah in Freckle Face Strawberry, Snow White in Into the Woods, Stepmother in Cinderella, Alana and Carlotta in The Little Mermaid and Enchanted Vixen in Snow White.  She’s been dancing, singing and performing since age 4. Valeria is fully bilingual. She has performed in Spanish and in English in several school plays including The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Hamilton, Matilda and Frida Kahlo’s performance.