Gina began her career in radio at the age of 19 at KC101 in New Haven, Connecticut. She spent nearly a decade on air at stations such as WPLR, Radio 104, and 98Q in Connecticut as well as K104 in New York. During her time in radio, she also voiced and produced commercials, hosted live events, and interviewed musical artists. Following her time in radio, Gina turned her attention to entertainment reporting and was the Editor-In-Chief at RealityWanted and That's Your Reality. She also hosted a successful podcast and interviewed television personalities on a daily basis.
Over the last 15 years, Gina was the Education Director of a nonprofit theater, creating and overseeing performance programs for hundreds of kids and teens. She is an award-winning teacher and director, and was most recently named the 2019 ACE Educator of the Year by the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County.
Throughout all of this, Gina has worked steadily as a non-union voice actor, lending her voice to commercials, eLearning programs, apps/games, and more. She is represented in New York by Access Talent and, in 2020, voiced projects with Jeep, L'Oreal, IKEA, Honeywell, and VSP vision insurance.
Francesca Scarpa retired from the world of theater in 2019 after a 43-year career in partnership with her husband Gary. Fran was the co-founder and Executive Director of Center Stage Theatre, where she grew the small theater into a highly successful $500,000 non-profit. With her husband, she directed well over 100 productions over four decades not only at Center Stage, but also with the Youth CONNection Players, the Shelton High School Drama Club, the Orange Players, the Amity High School Drama Club, and the Connecticut Experimental Theatre.
The daughter of Maestro Francesco and Hilda Riggio, legendary opera impresarios from New Haven, Fran taught in the Guilford School System, at Amity High School, and at Sacred Heart Academy. She was also the Director of Religious Education at St. Joseph Parish in Shelton during the 1990s.
Fran was honored as Woman of the Year by the Italian Committee on Italian Migration, and, along with husband Gary, she has been recognized for service to the community, having received the Raymond P. Lavietes Service to Youth Award by the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, the Silver Seal Award by the Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Millennium Award, given by the City of Shelton.
David is an experienced and talented Stagehand with a focus in Audio and Lighting. Like most theater kids in the Valley, he began performing at a young age with the Scarpa family. He not only participated in productions, but he grew up with Gina and her sister, Mia. He is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE Local 74) here in Connecticut.
David works in many venues/theaters in Connecticut including The Shubert Theatre in New Haven and The Palace Theater in Waterbury. His extensive career has also landed him work on both Broadway and Broadway touring shows, including The First National Tour of Mary Poppins, Broadway’s Hello Dolly, and his current show for the last 8 years, Wicked (both on Broadway and the Second National Tour).