Adam Schuler founded Broken Leg Productions in 2017. Schuler’s love of theater and passion to share the arts through performance, direction and education has brought this long-desired idea into fruition.

Adam SchulerAdam is currently the stage director for Melrose Public Schools at the middle and high school level. His work in Melrose have brought the program many awards and accolades including over 30 METG Musical nominations for Melrose Drama. The growth and continued success of this program have been a huge guiding force in bringing this endeavor to life as well. Credits with Melrose Drama include Evita, Les Misérables, Once On This Island, Tarzan, Elf Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr. and Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Laramie Cycle, Twelfth Night, Noises Off!, Beauty and the Beast, Legally Blonde, and Oliver!

Additionally, Schuler spent seven summers as artistic director of Wakefield Repertory Youth Theater. Credits with WRYT include DASH award nominated productions of Seussical, Peter Pan, and My Son Pinocchio. Other productions with WRYT include Shrek, Annie, Alice in Wonderland, The Prince and The Pauper, and Willy Wonka.

Other directing credits include Sister Act, The Light in the Piazza, The Drowsy Chaperone, Once Upon A Mattress and She Loves Me, as well as The Wizard Of Oz (DASH nominee), Curtains and Little by Little (EMACT nomination for best director & production), Hay Fever, Laugh In!, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Quazimodo.

Schuler studied theatre at Johnson State College and Adelphi University.

32089304_578223359219008_8474323444010319872_n.jpgAli Butts is very excited to be Production Manager for BLP this summer! A rising sophomore at UMASS Amherst, Ali is a Theatre and Communications double major with a double minor in Education and Arts Management. With multiple years of experience as a Production Manager and camp counselor, Ali is ready to take on our summer programming! In addition to her administration focused tasks, Ali is a hands on team member, jumping into games, educating the students on artistic aspects of theatre, and more. She is looking forward to a summer of great people, great theatre, and fun!

IMG_2670Sarah DiTonno is very excited to be joining The Broken Leg Productions family and hopes to spread her love and creative thinking of dance and theater arts to this wonderful community. Sarah has been involved with theater and dance since the age of three. Her training includes jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, and lyrical. At the age of fourteen, Sarah began assisting classes and found her love of teaching dance to younger students.

After graduating high school, Sarah began training at Keene State College in their theater and dance program. During these four years, Sarah began to flourish as a contemporary dancer and choreographer. She had the pleasure performing in An Evening of Dance under the direction of Marcia Murdock, as well as choreographing her own piece for the Choreographer Showcase. She graduated in 2014 with a degree in Dance and Theater with specialization in Dance Education, while also completing a degree in Elementary Education.

Even though dance is Sarah’s first passion, she has always had a love for the theater. She began performing on stage at the age of seven and never looked back. She later began choreographing for Wakefield Repertory Youth Theater and was nominated for Dash Award for her work on Disney’s: My Son Pinocchio. Sarah’s most recent work includes Bishop Fenwick’s production of Footloose and The Pajama Game. Sarah is overjoyed to be sharing her knowledge of dance to a new generation of performers.

Flint HeadshotBECCA FLINT returns to Broken Leg Productions after choreographing last summer’s Aida and will serve as production assistant for all 4 of our summer productions this year. Becca is an award-winning choreographer and stage manager, and brings 15 years of experience in theatre education to her work with BLP, including 8 years as choreographer and production assistant with Wakefield High’s drama program and, most recently, 6 years as choreographer and production assistant with Melrose Drama. She has worked regularly with Adam since 2010 on educational, community, and professional theatrical productions. Becca earned her Bachelors degree in Middle School Education and English from Lesley University, her MA and MAT degrees in English from Salem State, and she has been employed as an English teacher at Northeast Metro Tech for the past 12 years.

11406793_992674820028_5245067134869677044_nThrilled to welcome back Megan Disciscio as Music Director for our summer productions of Chicago and James and The Giant Peach Jr. Megan music directed our production of Aida last summer and has a long resume of educational, music and acting credits. We’re thrilled to have her on our team again!

IMG_0740.jpgLauren is so grateful to be a part of BLP’s staff this summer as Choreographer/ Assistant Director for James and The Giant Peach! Since the age of three she has danced at Thistle Academy, and every year since then she has fallen more in love with the world of performance.

Lauren is now a rising senior at Melrose High School as well as a long-time member of Melrose Drama, acting in nine shows since 2012 and assistant choreographing the past two middle school musicals. She is so excited to share her passion for theatre with BLP’s campers this year!

IMG_8084 2Anna Kahler is a rising senior year at Melrose High School. She is thrilled to be returning to BLP for her second summer as stage manager of the high school/college session, following the great experience she had working on ‘Aida’ last summer. She has been involved in theater for five years, including 18 shows in technical positions, and 6 shows working in stage management. Anna is excited to start collaborating with the wonderful staff and casts of ‘Chicago’ and ‘Spring Awakening’ to bring these complex and impressive shows to the BLP stage. She is looking forward to spending another summer with great people, doing what she loves!

image1-1.jpegKathleen is thrilled to be a part of Broken Leg Productions Summer Program! A proud alum of The Boston Conservatory, Kathleen has been performing, directing and choreographing for roughly 35 years! She worked extensively with Chet Walker, and studied with Dana Moore, two of Mr Fosse’s original dancers. She is most excited about passing on the Fosse legacy to a new generation!