About

Make local theater a tradition in your life by creating an unforgettable evening with memories that will last a lifetime.

For 64 years Broadway Theatre League of Utica has offered local theatergoers star-studded evenings filled with music, drama, and first-rate entertainment.

Broadway Theatre League of Utica mission statement is to present, produce and promote the highest standards of excellence in a variety of family-orientated, multi-generational and sophisticated theatrical productions; to expose the community to the many benefits of live theatre and the performing arts; to provide opportunities for the youth of the community to experience these benefits as well.

Founded in 1957 by a group of individuals interested in providing high-quality national touring Broadway shows, Broadway Theatre League of Utica is one of only a handful of such non-profit organizations left in the country. Broadway Theatre League of Utica continues to be a robust organization providing a unique educational and cultural experience in Central New York. With the opening of the much anticipated Stanley World Stage, Broadway Theatre League of Utica now has its pick of a wide range of musical and dramatic productions. As it continues to have the dedicated support of the local community, Broadway Theatre League of Utica is well-positioned to serve Central New York for many years to come. For additional ticket information, please click here.


Broadway Utica Staff

Danielle Padula, Executive Director

  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Favorite Broadway Production: Hairspray, Jagged Little Pill, In the Heights... I can't decide!
  • Reason I love my job: I love the people! The stories we hear of people who have been going to the theatre for decades and some that it is their first time... still with the same excitement and smiles! From our restaurant partners, corporate supporters and families - we meet the best people! Not to mention I have the best team on the planet that makes coming to work each day not even feel like work.

Carrie LoGalbo-Klepadlo, Marketing Communications Manager

  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Favorite Broadway Production: Mamma Mia
  • Reason I love my job: I’ve always had a passion for arts and culture. As a child, I knew I wanted to be doing something rewarding and creative with my career. I’m blessed to be able to have it all with this position here at Broadway Utica. I enjoy the people, the creative work environment, and the spirit of sharing the arts with Utica, my hometown.

Jill Conley, Finance and Box Office Manager

  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Favorite Broadway Production: The Lion King
  • Reason I love my job: I enjoy the people I work with as well as the clients I interact with on a daily basis.  Coming to work every day is fun - I LOVE IT!!

Kristen Matteson, Customer Service and Subscription Manager

  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Favorite Broadway Production: Jagged Little Pill
  • Reason I love my job: I love my job because it is different every day.  It allows me to be creative and to try new things, meet new people, work on projects and I am constantly challenged to try something new.  There is a genuine spirit of mutual respect and shared goals within our office.  I am proud to work for someone who encourages me to come up with my own ideas and to provide input to the team.   I mostly love all the relationships that I have made with the patrons, community partners and the different productions that travel through Utica.

Shawn Essafi, Box Office Specialist

  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Favorite Broadway Production: Once and/or Bullets Over Broadway (can't decide which)
  • Reason I love my job: I love my job because I have been involved in the theatre community since I was in kindergarten and I am happy to help bring the community together via a lifelong passion of mine... not to even mention the amazing people I work with and get to meet!  I'm also very dramatic... so it fits

Board of Directors

  • Anne Milograno, President
  • Paul Drejza, Treasurer
  • Frank Dubeck, Asst. Treasurer
  • Peter Loftus, Secretary
  • Joan Brown-Hobaica, Richard Enders, Eugene Falvo, Carol Furno, Tony Mandour
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