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the creative team


Mike Martone Jr.

Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director

Graduated from Branford High School in 2001 where he was fortunate to play in Crazy for You!, Lil’ Abner, and especially the role as Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls. He attended Western Connecticut State University where he obtained his B.S. in Music Education. Mike performed in several operas as a member of the WCSU Opera Ensemble. Credits include; Tamino in The Magic Flute, Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro, King Kasper in Amahl and the Night Visitors, as well as several others. Mr. Martone graduated with high honors and was awarded the Ruth P. DeVillafranca Certificate which is given to the most promising music educator as deemed by the music faculty. He also has his M.S. in Music Education from WCSU again graduating Magna Cum Laude. Mike also created and directed a summer music camp for young performers for the last several years as well as performed in a couple plays with a theater company himself.

Colin Sheehan

Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director

Colin Sheehan (Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director) is a local arts enthusiast and serves as the Arts, Culture Special Events & Programs Coordinator for the Town of Branford/Parks & Recreation Department, Director of The Branford High School Performing Arts’ Spring Musical and Producer of the Broadway Concert Series/Community Arts Coordinator at Legacy Theatre. He graduated from Branford High School and continued his studies at Wagner College earning a B.A. in Theatre and Speech Performance. In 2003, he made his Broadway debut in the closing night production of Les Misérables. In 1999, Colin appeared numerous times on The Rosie O’Donnell Show both in New York City
and at Universal Studios in Orlando. After College, Colin worked for The Wendy Williams Show, Seaview Productions and Tabor Arts Branford. Colin has produced, directed, hosted, and performed in the tri-state area and aboard Broadway Cruises, Nickelodeon Cruises, and R Family Vacations Cruises & resorts. He has also directed productions at
Ivoryton Playhouse and Legacy Theatre. Colin is a philanthropist and has hosted, produced and raised funds and recognition for many organizations in Branford and beyond. He is a member of the Branford Lions Club, former Branford Community Foundation Board Member (currently sits on the Development Committee), 2021 Beacon Award
Winner, 2022 Best Director Nominee and proud Uncle, GUNCLE and Godfather to ClaireBear. For more information visit,




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