"Nothing else matters in this whole wide world
Tristian Luysterburg is the Musical Director for The Jersey Follettes. She is an accomplished performer, accompanist, and musical director residing in Clifton, NJ. She is a graduate of the University of West Florida, and holds a B.A. in Music Performance/Teaching Spec. as well as a B.A. in Theatre. She has had the opportunity to play Master Classes with Natalie Weiss, Martha Byrne, Andrea Rivette, Michael Park, and the ever-talented Susan Collins. Her favorite role to date was playing Asaka in Once on This Island, for which she was a 2008 Irene Ryan Award nominee. She also co-founded, musically directed, and accompanied the universities only Musical Theatre Troupe, which was created for educational, outreach and recruitment efforts.
Her most prominent musical direction credits include A Little Night Music, Hair, 13 The Musical, Crazy for You, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, tick, tick…BOOM!, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Clue The Musical, Godspell Jr., Into the Woods, Goblin Market, As You Like It, and Guys and Dolls. After two years, she recently left Porch Light Productions where she was a musical director in order to focus on pursuing her dreams onstage, again. She is currently in post-production for her debut EP titled “…if ever” which she hopes to release this fall!
One of her many favorite things about New Jersey would have to be the amazing seasons we’re lucky to have, with the exception of the scorching summer heat! Ms. Luysterburg is a huge fan of Rocca Marketplace in Glen Rock and suggests everyone visit and try the Mediterranean Salad, ASAP. Last but not least, you would know she’s from Jersey because of her Take-No-Prisoners attitude on the road! Watch out for the grey Nissan Versa! Visit Tristian online at www.tristianluysterburg.com
Noelle Tate is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Jersey Follettes! She is a NYC based actress (film/tv/theater) from Mountainside, NJ. Noelle has a ton of Jersey pride and is fond of the PATH Train, Movies Under The Stars in Hoboken, going Down The Shore every weekend in the summer, and navigating the GSP. She also LOVES singing with talented jersey females!
Noelle has a Theater degree from Muhlenberg College, has studied at Michael Howard Studios with Gabrielle Berberich and just graduated from the MHS Summer Acting Conservatory. Noelle performed Cheryl(lead) in a staged musical reading of Under Her Hat! with Emerging Artists Theater at TaDa!(NYC) and Ophelia in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead with Panicked Productions at the Midtown International Theater Festival. Noelle was recently featured in TV commercials for PriceRite Supermarket and Hotel Victor Bar & Grill, starred in a Love Isla music video, and was seen as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl with 4th Wall Theatre, Lucia Leoni in Birds on Fire at TNC(NYC) and in two productions at the 45th Street Theatre(NYC). Currently, Noelle is producing and starring in a new comedic web series entitled, Quarter Life Crisis.
NJ Regional credits include Sound of Music(Liesl), Godspell(Peggy), Passion Play(Mary Magdalene) and Le Nozze di Figaro(Susanna) - performed in Rome, Italy. Noelle is the proud founder of Jersey Six Productions where her directorial credits include Charles Mees Fire Island(Hoboken) and The Vagina Monologues(Summit). Visit Noelle online at www.NoelleTate.com.
Laura Fraenkel is so happy to be a part of this talented group! She is a "Jersey Girl"- born and raised in Springfield, New Jersey. She graduated college with a B.A in Music Performance from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. She LOVES to sing and perform.
Laura has recorded jingles and done voiceovers for radio commercials. She was a featured performer in the "Bound for Broadway" cabaret production at the Duplex in NYC. You can hear Laura on the Comixmag website where she is a singer for an Internet comic book. Some of Laura's favorite roles were in Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Brain From Planet X, Aida, Jekyll and Hyde and The Wizard of Oz.
Some of the best things about living in New Jersey are hanging out in Hoboken, chocolate and vanilla ices at the Lighthouse in Long Branch, seeing fantastic musicals at the Paper Mill Playhouse and, of course, the malls.