Marietta Phinney is the Founding Director of Riverside Theatre Works. During her youth she studied classical piano with Mary Walter of the New England Conservatory. Ms. Phinney was the Musical Director of St. Anne Parish in Readville from 1959 through 1981. She was also a private piano instructor, as well as a church pianist and choir director who produced a series of variety shows as part of parish activities. Mrs. Phinney began Riverside Media Workshops in 1983. Starting with 15 students learning music and drama, Ms. Phinney expanded to French’s Opera House in Cleary Square and opened Riverside Theatre Works School of Performing Arts at The Historic French’s Opera House in 1988.
Executive Artistic & Educational Director
P.J. is thrilled to bring his many years of training and NYC experience to to students of RTW. Most recently he directed and choreographed Dreamgirls, and choreographed The Secret Garden and All Shook Up. P.J. made his return to the stage at RTW as Paul in A Chorus Line after 17 years. He grew up in Boston, where he studied dance voice and musical theatre at Riverside Theatre Works and later attended Emerson College as an acting major and a member of The Emerson Dance Company. After moving to New York, P.J. performed in many National Tours including Jesus Christ Superstar (King Herod/ Dance Captain), Guys and Dolls (Ensemble/ Dance Captain), The Wizard of Oz (Corner/Ensemble), Grease(Ensemble) and Off-Broadway as Sister Mary Leo in Nunsense, A-Men! P.J. has directed and choreographed many musicals including Oliver, The Sound of Music, Nuncrackers, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Les Miserables, Scrooge, The Full Monty, Guys and Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Pirates of Penzance, Into The Woods, La Cage Aux Folles and Sister Act. Additionally he directed the opening and closing ceremonies for The US Open in New York. His experience behind the casting table includes Smokey Joes Cafe on Broadway, where he served as Assistant Casting Director and handling replacement casting for the National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley. P.J. is pleased to return home to Riverside Theatre Works and be a part of educating children and providing a positive creative outlet for the adult repertory Company.
Director of Programming, Private Voice Instructor
Stefani is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory with a B.F.A in Musical Theater with an emphasis in Directing and Repertoire. Since graduating in 2013, Stefani has been performing, coaching voice and repertoire and teaching musical theater classes. Her goal is to educate her students on the mechanics of vocal technique as well as provide them with the skills to enhance their song’s performance by coaching them on acting/interpretation and decade/genre specifications in both musical theater repertoire and popular music. She also loves bringing stories to life by directing and music directing plays and musicals! Stefani is a proud mother of two little girls, Sofia and Randi, and blessed wife to her wonderful husband, Eric.
Youth Theatre Instructor
Danny Ferro is proud to be an active member of the RTW community having performed in numerous mainstage productions throughout the past several years. After directing and choreographing backyard and gazebo productions in Valley Stream, New York, Danny continued to explore his love of performing throughout his college life at Boston University, where he received a Master's Degree in Deaf and Special Education. For the past seven years, Danny has taught at the Beverly School for the Deaf. Starting in 2018, Danny has directed and choreographed several youth productions at RTW including Annie Jr., Frozen Jr., and A Christmas Carol. The opportunity to be creative with the entire RTW team and RTW's many students has been rewarding beyond belief. He looks forward to many more years of theater excellence at RTW.
Youth Theatre Instructor
Thomas Corcoran is a music educator from Boston. Thomas is an elementary music teacher in the Wellesley Public Schools, where he also maintains a private voice studio after school. He sings locally with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops Orchestra as part of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. At Riverside, he has music directed the children's productions of Annie (2018), Frozen (2019), and A Christmas Carol (2020). Thomas sings, plays the piano, flute, clarinet, and guitar. He has a bachelor's degree in music and Spanish from Skidmore College, as well as a master's degree in Music Teaching & Learning from the Eastman School of Music.
Youth Theatre Instructor
Brad Reinking is an award-winning Boston based performer, director, choreographer and educator. Since graduating from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee with a BFA in Musical Theatre, Brad has worked consistently all over the country. As an Educator, he has served on staff at North Shore Music Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre, Greater Boston Stage Company, and Kids Together in the Arts. He has also taught dance and musical theatre workshops and master classes at numerous studios around the Northeast. As a performer, Brad has been seen regionally at North Shore Music Theatre, Lyric Stage Company, Wagon Wheel Theatre, The Company Theatre, Cape Cod Theatre Company, The Hanover Theatre, and many others. Brad resides in Watertown with his partner, Andrew, and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Belle. For more information, please visit bradreinking.com
Private Voice Instructor
Jermaine Tulloch studied voice performance and pedagogy at Longy School of Music. Since graduating, Jermaine has traveled the world performing classical music, musical theatre, and gospel. Jermaine has toured for ten years with the World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir. Performance opportunities have included Faneuil Hall, Local News stations, Symphony Hall, Boston Lyric Opera, Black Nativity, and The Today show, to name a few. Television credits include a season of The Chorus ( Jermaine) on the TLC Network. He has performed in regional productions across the east coast including Once on This Island (Papa Ge, Ton Ton Julian), The Wiz (Lion), Treemonisha (Simone), Brother Nat (Amos) and Into The Woods (The Witch). Jermaine also continues to do solo recitals to feature new composers as well as introduce his audience to the "Countertenor" voice. His goal is to educate his students on the foundations of vocal technique, as well as provide them with the skills to produce healthy singing. Through diction, interpretation, and acting coaching, he wishes to help students bring each song to life. Currently, Jermaine is the Choral Director at The John D. O'bryant High School, and Music Director at New Life COOLJC.
Private Voice Instructor
Trey is a performer, musician, teacher, music director, and producer in the Greater Boston Area. Originally from South Carolina, he made the move to Boston permanently after his time at the Berklee College of Music. Trey has been seen on stage and in the pit for shows across Massachusetts; notable credits include- As an actor: Judas Iscariot in "Jesus Christ Superstar" (Riverside Theater Works), Joe Gillis in "Sunset Boulevard" (Arlington Friends of the Drama), George Berger in "Hair" (MMAS Blackbox), Freddy in "Chess" (MIT G&S Players), and most recently, Roger in "RENT" (Riverside Theater Works). As a Music Director: "RENT" (Un-common Theatre Company, Winner- Moss Hart Excellence in Theater Award),"Joseph and the... Dreamcoat" (Temple Beth Avodah), "American Idiot" (Phoenix Playmakers), "Something Rotten" (Un-Common Theatre Company), and in 2023, he is slated to music direct "Les Miserable" (MAC Academy), "Catch Me if You Can", and "Cabaret" (Un-Common Theatre Company). Trey is the Co-owner, producer, and co-engineer at Studio E33 Productions, a music production company based out of Brockton, MA (notable credits include "The Get Better" by FuzzKill, "Unfolding the Universe" by Amelia Kirshon, and the podcast "Theater Man-Date"), and he is currently also a private voice instructor at his home studio, at the MAC Academy in Mansfield, and for the Sharon School District.