About Curtain Up Studios

Curtain Up Studios' mission is 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. 



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 mainstage community theatre productions which include adults as well as children with full piece orchestras. 

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.  Starting in 2010, Paula began collaborating with Diana Roth-Fili on musical productions at Elementary and Middle School. They have also being successfully running musical theatre summer camps together for the past 8 years. Paula has choreographed main stage productions with an adult company at St. Catherine's of Bologna in Ringwood, NJ. She has taught dance in ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap & Broadway styles.   

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. Diana has written and published songs for children. Several of her students have performed in Broadway shows and on tours including , Billy Elliot , Les Miz, Annie, Peter Pan, West Side Story and King Kong. Diana 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 .  In 2010 Diana began collaborating with Paula Hegyi on musical productions and summer camps leading to the formation of the company now known as Curtain Up Studios, LLC