Erin Sousa-Stanley- (Director/Choreographer/Producer)
Erin is proud to be part of ELRT theater group and thankful to all who made this dream possible. Erin has been teaching the arts for 10 years and is delighted to be working in her home town. She is a veteran stage director and choreographer, having worked for several theater groups in Connecticut and is currently the director of the award-winning Stonington High School theater program. An accomplished performer, Erin has performed all over the United States, from theme parks, to regional theaters, to off-Broadway NYC. She was also seen on NBC's hit show "You're the One That We Want" as she made her quest for Broadway. Erin received the CT Critic Circle award for her role as Victoria in Grand Night for Singing at the Ivoryton Playhouse. She attended The Boston Conservatory of Music and graduated from The National Theater Institute where she studied in Stratford, England. She is very grateful for all the blessings that God has given to her including her incredible husband, her three special children and the ability to do what she loves.
Christian Stanley- (Musical Director)
Chris is happy to be a part of ELRT. He has enjoyed being music director for over 15 musical productions including the last 11 productions at Stonington High School. Chris was the recipient of the Outstanding Musical Director at the 2009 Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards for his work in Stonington High's production of Into the Woods. Christian is also the Choral Director at Stonington where he directs 6 choirs, teaches piano and guitar. Some of his favorite on stage roles include Joe Hardy (Damn Yankees), Seymour (Little Shop of Horrors), Matt (Fantasticks), Finch (How to Succeed) and Man 2 (Closer Than Ever).