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Toni is a graduate of Boston University (BA in Communication) and Emerson College (MA in Theatre & Community), and has performed in, directed, and produced many shows in and around the Boston area. She recently wrapped up a four-year run as the Executive Director/Producing Artistic Director of Riverside Theatre Works in Boston and is currently an adjunct professor at Bridgewater State University and Massasoit Community College.

"Children need to learn their regular school lessons, of course, but they also need nourishment for their imaginative life." - Dr. Robert Coles

Theatre Highlights

Acting credits include: To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (Ester), The Diary of Anne Frank (Mrs. Van Daan), Our Town (Mrs. Gibbs), Steel Magnolias (Truvy), You Can’t Take It With You (Gay Wellington), La Cage Aux Folles (Monique) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Gymnasia).

Directing credits include: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Sideways Stories From Wayside School, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Freckleface Strawberry the Musical, Scrooge the Musical, A Wrinkle in Time and It's A Wonderful Life.

Producing credits include: Les Miserables, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, Annie, Hairspray and Nuncrackers: the Nunsense Christmas Musical.

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