Intermediate/advanced piano, voice
Kathy Fink (piano instructor and musical theater) has been seen at many area theaters as both pianist and musical director. She teaches all levels & styles of piano, co-leads the Fourth Street Jazz Choir, serves as choral instructor at the Cocheco Academy of the Arts (CATA), and is the Director of Music for St Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Dover. She has a BA in piano performance & MA in music history from UNH. Her accompanying career began at the age of 9 for the 4th grade chorus in Leeds, England. She accompanied first full-length musical at age 15. Kathy has worked at Prescott Park Arts Festival, the Rochester Opera House, the Rep, The Bell Center, Hackmatack Playhouse, the Palace Theatre, Garrison Players, Governor’s Inn, Players Ring, and more! You may recognize her from the local band Crossfire, which she played in from 1979-1988. Kathy lives in Dover with her husband Greg, and her beagle Cookie who offers moral support!
Beginner-advanced guitar, bass, piano
Steve Canty is a professional musician, well-versed in guitar, bass, and the keys. Canty has been in bands from west coast to east coast; from lead guitar and vocals for local band, Revolving Door, to studio work and gigs at the Palladium and the Roxy. Canty graduated from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA and instructed there from '90-'92.
Voice teacher and performer, Katie Gall, moved back to the seacoast area after performing and teaching in NYC for the last 10 years. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Steinhardt School at New York University in Vocal Performance as well as a post-Master’s degree in Vocal Pedagogy. Most notably, Katie has taught at NYU, Mayo Performing Arts Center, and Highbridge Voices in NYC, and through the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth. Additionally, Katie is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and believes in a whole body approach to healthy performance. Most recently Katie has been seen in The Hunchback of Norte Dame at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre and at the Rochester Opera House in Happy Days: The Musical!
Joe Meallo is an American dancer, dance instructor, choreographer and director specializing in musical theatre dance, tap, jazz, and lyrical. He is best known in Northern New England for his work at The Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Prescott Park Arts Festival, The Palace Theatre, Patrick Dorow Productions, The Rochester Opera House and The University of New Hampshire. He has directed and choreographed hundreds of productions, some of his favorites include ‘Shrek’, ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’, ‘’The Wedding Singer’, ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’, ‘Cats’, ‘Once on this Island’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘Sister Act’ and ‘A Chorus Line’. Locally he has taught Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Lyrical Dance and Color Guard at Steppin’ Out Dance Academy (Kingston, NH), Dance Visions (Manchester, NH), UNH (Durham, NH) and Simmons College (Boston, MA). Joe received a BA in theatre from The University of New Hampshire in 2006 where he is currently the Visual Director for The Wildcat Marching Band and Head Coach for the UNH Winter Guard. In 2018 Joe Co-Founded DownStage Centre for the Arts, a safe and creative environment for the teens of the seacoast to explore the art of live musical theatre production. Joe hopes you and your whole family will come and enhance your lives with dance and the live arts! Everything in Nature has Rhythm, Everything Dances. See you in class!
Opera House Box Office Hours:
& 2-hrs prior to showtime
Opera House Summer Hours:
& 1-hr prior to showtime
(June 18 - Sept. 5)
Performance & Arts Center:
Monday-Friday 2:00 - 6:00 pm
*Special hours for events
Historic Theater & Box Office
Rochester City Hall
31 Wakefield Street
Rochester NH, 03867
Performance & Arts Center
32 North Main Street
Rochester, NH 03867
Opera House Box Office: (603) 335-1992
Opera House Business: (603) 332-2211
Performance & Arts Center: (603) 948-1099