Jerry Petronis is Producer/Director
Jerry has been with SPAO from the start producing, acting, and directing. He played the father in SPAO's first production, "You Can't It With You" in 1989. He also appeared in the SPAO productions of "The Mousetrap", "Play It Again, Sam", "The Fantasticks", "Dracula", "Harvey", "Bus Stop", "Fools", "Heaven Can Wait", and "Wait Until Dark" during the years at the high school. Jerry developed the current dinner theatre concept and directed our first two dinner theatre productions, "Poisoned Pawn" and "The Sunshine Boys". He also directed "Don' t Dress For Dinner", "All In the Timing", and "The Foreigner". Jerry directed the SPAO Summer Youth Theater musical's "The Sound of Music" and "The King and I". His dinner theatre appearances include the roles of Felix Unger in "The Odd Couple", Teddy in "Arsenic and Old Lace", the TV director in "The Sunshine Boys", Lenny in "Rumors", the director in "All In the Timing", Peter in "Lunch Hour", and Ambassador Magee in last spring's "Don't Drink the Water". Jerry was advisor and director of the Stillwater School Drama Society for two years. He has also appeared in Round Lake's Summer Theater productions of "The Miss Firecracker Contest" and "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail" and as a lead character in The Schuylerville Players production of "Murder at the Howard Johnsons". Jerry resides in Stillwater.