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About Curtain Up Studios

Diana Roth-Fili and Paula Hegyi have both been successfully directing school musicals together since 2010.  In addition to school productions, they run children’s theatre summer camps & workshops, and a touring Youth Performance group.  Paula & Diana also direct main stage community theatre productions which include adults as well as children with full piece orchestras. 

Curtain Up Studios' mission has always been to introduce and nurture the love of theatre arts to our students.  Although we hold high standards for our productions, what we value most is that the children have a fun, positive and educational experience. Whether the student participates on stage, or behind the scenes, we consider this a team effort.  Each part and position is vitally important to a successful production. 

Paula Hegyi; Founder & Artistic Director, is both a Director and Choreographer.  She studied acting and dance in Los Angeles for over 15 years. Worked in New York as a Television Producer for 10 years.  For the last 7 years she has instructed dance classes at Glen Rock’s Central School Dance program teaching ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap & Broadway styles.  Starting in 2010 Paula began collaborating with Diana Roth-Fili on musical productions at an Elementary and Middle School level.  Paula also choreographed main stage productions with an adult company at St. Catherine's of Bologna in Ringwood, NJ.  This summer marks their seventh year running musical theatre camp together. 

Diana Roth-Fili; Founder & Artistic Director, is both a Director and Musical Director.  She is a classically trained pianist and vocalist.  Diana has over 30 years of experience as a private voice and piano teacher, and has directed main stage theater productions for community theaters in the tri-state area as well as children’s theatre groups and regional high school productions for over 17 years. Diana has been Director and Musical Director for Glen Rock Central Elementary School's yearly musical production for the past 7 years.  Most recently directed  Annie Jr. for St. Elizabeth's Middle School production in Wyckoff, NJ.  Diana continues to direct musical theatre camps and workshops throughout the year with her partner Paula Hegyi.