Scott has been a faithful audience member for many years, most recently attending this fall’s 50 Years of Song and Dance, a benefit. After living in Rochester for the past 8 years, he is looking to expand his volunteer experience. Scott’s 20+ years working in professional theatre has afforded him insight that Pittsford Musicals can benefit from. He is currently the Manager of Corporate Engagement and Special Events at Geva Theatre Center, a position that has educated him in many ways to help Pittsford Musicals continue to provide the community with affordable entertainment in the form of a musical production. He has also held positions as a Box Office Manger, both at Geva Theatre Center and Studio 54 Theatre, as part of Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City. He has additional theatre experience from Broadway to community theatre, ranging from behind-the-scenes, on-stage, and in the board room. Scott is happy to share and expand on his experience, and is pleased to be running for the Board of Directors.
Perhaps some of you have caught a glimpse of Todd lurking in the shadows of the stage since he infiltrated the Pittsford Musicals organization in 2015. He has donned many disguises over the years from a Kansasland Cowboy in Curtains, to a scantilly clad German lady in Cabaret and most recently as a Victorian worker in need of a shave in Sweeney Todd. But behold! His true form is that of the diabolical Trivia Overlord, known to torture his victims with painfully difficult questions during Pittsford Musical’s annual Trivia Night. If he claims a spot on the board, he plans to continue this evil torture and make Trivia Night bigger than ever in the future as well as spread his knowledge of obscure facts with lobby displays for upcoming shows. With Todd on the board, its power will rival Cobra, the Umbrella Corporation, Spectre, and the Galactic Empire combined! Today Pittsford Musicals… Tomorrow THE WORLD!!
Katie (Keller) Groat
Katie Keller Groat has been involved with Pittsford Musicals since the fall of 2008 when she was cast as Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly!. Since then, Katie has been a cast member of A Chorus Line, Curtains, Cabaret, The Wizard of Oz, and 50 Years of Song & Dance, and is a member of the Pittsford Musicals Board of Directors for the past three years, currently serving as Vice President.
Katie teaches mathematics and choreographs the musical productions for East Irondequoit Middle School, Pittsford Sutherland High School, Calkins Road Middle School, the MainStage and SummerStage programs at the JCC, and the Pittsford Mendon High School show choir. During the summer, Katie works as an Associate Instructor for the Rochester Broadway Theatre League's Summer Stars musical theatre intensive. She teaches dance at Jody B's Studio of Dance in Penfield and is an Entertainment Cast Member at Walt Disney World.
Katie would like to serve on the Board of Directors because she very much enjoys contributing to all of the work that goes on year-round to make each production a success. From fundraising and running the box office to working together to choose future productions, Katie would love to continue to support Pittsford Musicals and aid in this amazing group’s continued success!!
Kelsey MacKellar is a billing manager at the Catholic Family Center. She loves theater and was so glad to get involved with Pittsford Musicals’ Sweeney Todd as her first show in the Rochester area. She has served on the fundraising committee for the 2018 Trivia Night. Kelsey would like to become a member of the PM board to help this community keep thriving and to do some creative problem solving when needed.
Pittsford Musicals has been a part of Michelle McNutt's life since before she was even a McNutt! It was 2001 when she was cast in South Pacific by Lori Dewey and company. That’s all it took to get hooked. Since then, Michelle has been on stage with PM for 6 productions, back stage for 4 productions (often running lightboard), in the audience, and supporting from afar. She also recruited her boyfriend (now husband) for crew for 2 shows! While Michelle has performed with other community theater groups, PM has always felt like coming home. Michelle works from home for the health insurance company Cigna in a project manager role while at the same time being the director of operations for an analytic consulting department. She has 2 children who love to see her on stage and sing at home, and a wonderful husband. Michelle is excited about finally being at a place in her life where she can give back to this wonderful organization which has given her so many friends and fond memories. Thank you for your consideration of her for a board seat.
Vicki Roes stepped into her first audition ever with Pittsford Musicals 3 years ago for The Wizard of Oz. Encouraged by her 4 school-age children and husband, she accepted their challenge and gave it her all. Little did she know that that one audition would bring her as far as it has into this new theater world she has discovered. Since being cast (yes, her audition must have gone well), she has performed in 5 musicals with not only PM, but WTG and RAPA. Being a mom is her number one most important job, but giving back to the community is also very important. She has served on many boards for local organizations and is currently on the board of the Pittsford HS swim team. She is a stay-at-home mom who never stays at home. In addition to theater, she plays volleyball twice a week, volunteers in the schools regularly, serves at her church, is an avid traveler, and is a non-certified taxi driver starting at 2:45pm every day.
Vicki knows her community and the people in it very well. Keeping the tradition of PM alive has become a passion of hers. Serving on the board is not only her way of giving back to the theater community that has been so welcoming, but also by helping to keep the magic of music and theater alive for the people and families of the town she calls home.
Mary Ann Rutkowski
Mary Ann is thrilled to be running for the Pittsford Musicals board! She first joined Pittsford Musicals in 2011, appearing as April in Company. She has also been seen onstage as Charlotte in the 2014 production of A Little Night Music and participated in this past November’s 50 Years of Song & Dance night as a soloist and ensemble member. When not on stage, Mary Ann has volunteered in ticket sales and as part of the fabulous concession stand team led by John Hennessey and Sharon Bayer.
In “real life,” Mary Ann is heavily involved in music, working full time as the Associate Director of Music at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, and occasionally serving as a soloist for weddings and funerals in the Rochester area. Other hobbies include photography, wine tasting, spending time with friends, and being crafty.
Mary Ann is grateful for the opportunity to run for the Pittsford Musicals board, and would gladly bring her creative energy, enthusiasm, and love for this wonderful organization. She very much appreciates your vote and support!