Joe Savino: (Director) Joe has served on Faculty at CTWS since 2002. At TWS, he has performed in the shows Stage Kiss, New York, Is He Dead?, I Love You,You’re Perfect, Now Change, The Quick Change Room, and Scrooge. He has also performed in many community and professional theatres in the Chicagoland area, most recently at The Mercury Theatre as an understudy for Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors. Additionally, Joe has done television and film work, amongst them Chicago Fire and The Beast with Patrick Swayze. He has choreographed and directed many shows for both CTWS and TWS. Joe has been the pre-show emcee at The Music Box Theatre in Chicago for their popular film Sing-A-Longs for the past 20 years. In 1998, he received a Kathy Osterman Award (the Oscars for city workers) for Outstanding Education Employee of the Year from Mayor Richard M. Daley for his public service to the City of Chicago while working for the Chicago Park District from 1986-2001. He's thrilled to be directing Newsies JR with the wonderful children of CTWS. He is a SAG union member.