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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible. ~ Joel Brown


SUNSHINE / STORMY WEATHER

none to report


MEMBER TO MEMBER

LI performer Lee Titone has a 1 bedroom, 1½ bath apt for rent at 101 Lincoln Ave, Mineola - many closets, terrace, eat in kitchen, large living room/dining room, parking lot spot included. $1,650 per month.  For info contact our realtor, Wendy Sanders at 516 528-3131.

House for sale in Yaphank.  Perfect for a working couple (15 min from Ronkonkoma LIRR Sta) or single person. 2 bdrms + sleeping loft, skylighted living room w/wood burning fireplace, oak eat-in kitchen, Kohler bathroom with whirlpool tub, shy 1/2 acre, Trex deck with 7-person hot tub, central air & vacuum, underground sprinklers, all windows updated, vinyl sided, over-sized/detached, 1 car garage, enclosed Florida room/porch, gutter helmets...virtually maintenance free, freshly painted interior, oak floors refinished, lots of closets, basement and attic storage.  Price $215K (or best offer).  Would consider rental of $1750 per month + util for the right renter with references. Contact tistar@optimum.net if interested.


CAST CALL CALENDAR
Check the cast calls page for complete listings, character descriptions, etc. www.debsliweb.homestead.com/castcalls.html

ACTORS

EMERGENCY!!
Casting im·mu·ni·ty - award-winning psychological thriller. Performances at Manhattan Repertory Theater on Feb 4 & 7. Tech & Dress on Feb 2 & 3. Rehearsals Wed evenings in BELLMORE. Rehearsals begin 11/12. Synopsis: In 1942 in a small interrogation room at Auschwitz, a deadly game is being played out by a by a young SS Officer and his once beloved teacher, a Jew who now finds that her most prized pupil has become her tormentor. Send headshot & resume ASAP to shari.umansky@gmail.com for an audition appt.
Seeking: Rivka: (Supporting Role)  Female, age 18-38 - Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz.

EMERGENCY!!
Broadhollow Theater looking for immediate cast replacement for Waist Watchers The Musical.  Seeking an actress who can sing and move well between the ages of 26 & late 40s/early 50s to jump into a show already in rehearsal. If interested, e-mail head shot and resume director at JasonPAllyn@aol.com.  The show will be performed at Studio Theater in Lindenhurst. Show dates are as follows: Sat: 12/6 & 12/20; Sun:12/7 & 12/21; Fri:12/12 & 12/19, Sat 12/13 & Sun 12/14.

THIS WEEK'S AUDITIONS

CAP Center auditions for adults and children for its up coming production of OLIVER! on Sun, Nov 23 at 7pm and Mon, Nov 24 at 7:30pm at its Roslyn location. ALL ROLES OPEN! Prepare 16 bars.  Oliver runs Feb 6 - March 8. Rolsyn CAP is located at 44 Lincoln Ave,Roslyn Heights 11101 516-723-9961.

NEW CALLS

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ONGOING CALLS

Plaza Theatrical Productions is casting the 60 minute Shrek TYA version (performed by adults for young people). Seeking actors for the roles of Shrek, Donkey, Dragon.  Rehearsals begin on Jan 12.  Show runs weekends and school vacation week in Feb.  Per performance stipend. For audition appt, call (516) 599-6870 or e-mail resume to plazatheatrical@aol.com.

Theater and Dance Company is casting adults over the age of 20 for Ariel, King Triton and Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid Jr. We are located at 45 Cherry Valley Ave, W Hempstead 11552. Call 516-225-1088.

MUSICIANS

Music Intern Wanted: The Community Presbyterian Church of Deer Park is seeking an intern to assist its choir/music director. Commitment is for Thurs eve and Sun mornings.
If interested, contact Frank Tangredi, franktangredi@hotmail.com.

TECHNICIANS

The Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island will be holding interviews for both stage and music directors for their spring production of H.M.S. Pinafore on Tues evening, Dec 16 at Chatterton Elementary School in Merrick. Email resume and indicate stage or music director to TShyngle@snickersnee.com for more info and a time slot.


CLASSIFIED
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ACTING FOR STAGE AND FILM
For those who have a love of the stage & screen. Release your inner actor! Using authentic scripts from some of your  favorite films and TV shows, we will explore auditioning techniques, scene study, script analysis, commercial acting, acting for the camera, and improvisation. Beginners and returnees welcome!
Instructor- Joe Vece
No class spring break 3/16 - (6) Mondays,  2/16, 23; 3/2, 9, 23, 30.
Time: 7:15-9:15pm    Location: Stony Brook University
To Register, visit  http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/sac/craft_center/noncredt_classes.shtml

Symmetry Event Solutions is now seeking the following: General Labor/Stage Hands
Seeking knowledgeable and eager personnel for full time and part time positions.  Hours are typically 9-5, however due to the nature of the industry, weekend work is common and hours may flex based on the event or production we are working on.  This is a paid position.  Ability to lift 50lbs, and have a clean driving record a must.  Ability to drive trucks (up to 26') a plus.  Work will include, but not limited to: packing gear based on the production, setting up lighting, sound, staging, and video equipment,painting, building, light construction (scenery elements), warehouse work preparing gear. If interested, e-mail: Tim@symmetryeventsolutions.com  and supply resume, available hours, salary requirement, and a brief description of your abilities. No phone calls.


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CLOSING

The Gingerbread Lady @ Douglaston Community Theatre 11/22

Gypsy! @ Suffolk County Community College Ammerman Campus 11/23

Wizard of Oz @ Island Park Theatre Group 11/23

The Bad Seed @ Ivy Lane Players 11/23

Fiddler on the Roof @ Northport/E Northport Community Theater 11/23

Scenery @ Broadhollow's Bay Way Theatre 11/23

Plaza Suite @ Clare Rose Playhouse 11/23

Jekyll & Hyde @ Star Playhouse 11/23

The Boys From Syracuse @ Heights Players 11/23

OPENING

Scrooge the Musical @ James Street Players 11/21 - 30

It's a Wonderful Life Radio Play @ Port Washington Play Troupe 11/22 ONLY!

Peter Pan @ CM Performing Arts Center 11/22

random us @ The Playhouse at St Paul's 11/22 & 23 ONLY!

The Foreigner @ Parkside Players 11/22

Special offers for Deb's Web Readers...

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UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS/CAST LISTS

St Paul’s Playhouse presents random us by Patrick Sherrard
270 Main St, Northport
Sat, Nov 22- 7:30PM/ Sun, Nov 23- 3PM
Tickets & Info- (516) 282-6420/Lisadiane0714@optonline.net
CAST LIST
Annette Kirk as OLD WOMAN
Maria Russo Schwartz as DAISY
Michael Mingoia as DENNY
Teresa Bolz as ROSE/CHLOE/DAHLIA
Chris Baker as LENNY/FATHER/STEVEN/PETER 
A humorous and touching new play about the joys and challenges of a married couple’s tender, yet intense relationship.
‘Love is laughter, heartbreak and everything in between- but it is never random’
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Port Washington Play Troupe & WCWP (88.1 FM) present It’s a Wonderful Life - A Radio Drama Presentation with Songs from the Era
Recording live from the Hillwood Recital Hall
Tilles Center at LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard, Greenvale 11548
Sat, Nov 22 at 1pm
Studio Audience Tickets $10
Brown Paper Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/800511 or 1-800-838-3006
Questions: PortWashingtonPlayTroupe@gmail.com or 516-500-2012
www.PortWashingtonPlayTroupe.com
Produced by Lilliana Dzierzawski
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James Street Players presents Scrooge the Musical with Full Orchestration
United Methodist Church, 21 James Street, Babylon NY
Fri: Nov 21 & 28 @ 8PM
Sat: Nov 22 & 29 @ 8PM
Sun: Nov 23 & 30 @ 3PM
Tue: Nov 25 @ 8PM
Christmas Special All seats $15 (reserved seating)
Info/Tickets (631) 649-4140
Email: info@JamesStreetPlayers.org
Web site: http://www.JamesStreetPlayers.org
Directed by: Deborah Plezia (Cascio)
Musical Direction by: Mary Ann Cafiero
Choreography by: Melina Vereline-Delucia
Orchestra Conductor: Ann Kubik
Cast List
Ebenezer Scrooge ..... Martin Knapp
Bob Cratchit ..... Matthew Halversen
Marley’s Ghost ..... Michael Sherwood
Ghost of Christmas Past ..... Amanda Babajko
Ghost of Christmas Present ..... Joe Ermert
Ghost of Christmas To Come ..... Helen ..... Aubrey Alvino
Scrooge’s Nephew ..... Tim Biasi
Ebenezer ..... Stephen Ermert
Jen Scrooge ..... Kelly Halversen
Isabel ..... Lauren Loizidis
Mr. Fezziwig ..... Sal Picataggio
Mrs. Fezziwig ..... Janet Lisy Picataggio
Tom Jenkins ..... Alexander Schiano
Mrs. Cratchit ..... Melissa Halversen
Peter Cratchit & Ebby ..... Darren DelOrfano
Kathy Cratchit ..... Jamie Halversen
Belinda Cratchit ..... Erin O’Connell
Martha Cratchit ..... Jenna Halvorsen
Tiny Tim Cratchit ..... David Henry Schrader
Harty ..... Bill Cherno
Jollygoode ..... Bob Lewis
Mary ..... Rebecca Hayes
Topper ..... Thaddeus C. Plezia
Bess ..... Natalie Knapp
Beggar Woman ..... Danielle Alfred
Beggar Woman’s Child ..... Madelyn Alfred
Wine Merchant ..... Craig Bitet
Baker ..... Patricia Consolazio
Butcher ..... Vernon Gravdal
Mrs. Carstairs ..... Jo Ann Brown
Miss Bleak ..... Debbie Cohen
Puppeteer ..... Thom Rosati
Mrs. Dilber ..... Mary DiVisconte
Miss Dilber ..... Katie Schrader
Mrs. Pringle ..... Honey Eberhardt
Urchins:
Angelo Corona, Karaline O’Connell, Tatyana Poland, Meredith Schrader
Ensemble:
Alexander Agudelo, Ruth DeMartino, Leslie Ermert, Mackenzie Grimes, Natalie Horyczun, Bonnie O’Donoghue, Jenn Keegan, Joe Huggins, Melina Vereline-DeLucia, Mary Ann Cafiero
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The Parkside Players present The Foreigner
Grace Lutheran Church ▪ 103-15 Union Turnpike (at 71st Road) ▪ Forest Hills
Nov 22, 28, 29, Dec 5 & 6 at 8pm; Nov 23, 30 at 2pm
Admission: $17; $15 Srs; $10 Children <12
Tickets/reservations call 718-353-7388 or 516-520-9474
or online at http://www.parksideplayers.com
Directed by Bernard Bosio
FEATURING
Robert Aloi  Krissy Garber  JK Larkin  Bill Meaney  Jimmy O’Neill  Stephen Ryan  Lori Ann Santopetro
The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSueur, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time "Froggy" has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of two seemingly innocent characters; the fact that a minister's pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry.
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Arena Players Repertory Theatre presents A Special Hanukkah Performance - Kosher Lutherans
By William Missouri Downs
Vanderbilt Estate Carriage House, 180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport 11721
Nov 21 – 23
Dec 5 - 7
Dec 21 - 23
8pm Fri/Sat; 3pm Sun
Tickets: $20 Fri/Sun; $25 Sat
Reservations/info (516) 293-0674 or www.ArenaPlayers.org
Cast:
Franklyn…Charles Calabrese
Hannah…Adrienne Pelligrino
Ben...Robert Cipriani
Martha…Alison Farrel
Alison…Mary Caulfield
Hannah and Franklyn are a perfect couple who want to have a child of their own but are unable to do so. They have a chance encounter with a God-fearing pregnant girl from Iowa who offers her out-of-wedlock baby for adoption, unaware the couple is Jewish, which causes the couple to pose as Lutherans.
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John W. Engeman Theater presents A Christmas Story
Nov 20 - Jan 4
Cast List
RALPHIE: Ethan Eisenberg
RANDY: Griffin Reese
THE OLD MAN: Steve Luker
MOTHER: Gina Milo
JEAN SHEPHERD: David Schmittou
MISS SHIELDS: Kathryn Markey
SANTA/ENSEMBLE (u/s The Old Man): Chad Jennings
ENSEMBLE/DANCE CAPTAIN: Larry Lozier
ENSEMBLE/WAITER: Viet Vo
ENSEMBLE (u/s Jean & Santa): Michael Quattrone
ENSEMBLE: Christopher Timson
ENSEMBLE (u/s Mother & Miss Shields): Suzanne Mason
ENSEMBLE: Lizzie Porcari, Emily Esposito, Charlotte Vaughn Raines, Alyson Clancy
CHILDREN:
GREEN CAST
SCHWARTZ: Ryan McInnes
FLICK (u/s Ralphie): Vincent Gerardi
MARY BETH: Katie Dolce
ESTHER JANE: Meaghan Maher
SCUT FARKUS: Evan Flannery
GROVER DILL: Steven Goubran
PETER: James Tully
MELINDA: Laurel Caruso.
TEDDE: Alexandra Vallejos
RED CAST
SCHWARTZ: Michael Spencer
FLICK: Theron Viljoen
MARY BETH: Erin Haggerty
ESTHER JANE: Mckenzie Ann Mullahey
SCUT FARKUS: Jake Kalinowski
GROVER DILL: Christopher Darrin
PETER: Shane Anthony McGlone
MELINDA: Chloe Wheeler
TEDDE: Shelby Herling
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CM Performing Arts Center presents Peter Pan
Sat, Nov 22, Dec 6 @ 7:30PM
Sun, Nov 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21, 28, Jan 4 @ 2PM
Sat, Nov 29, Dec 13, 27 @ 2PM & 7:30PM
Fri, Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 2 @ 7:30PM
Wed, Dec 10 @ 7:30PM
Wed, Dec 17 @ 2PM
Sat, Dec 20 @ 2PM
Mon, Dec 22, 29 @ 2PM
Tues, Dec 23, 30 @ 2PM
Fri, Dec 26 @ 2PM
Sat, Jan 3 @ 2PM
Tickets: Fri, Sat, Sun 2pm: Adults $27, Srs $25, Stud $20; Wed 7:30pm: Adults $24, Srs $22, Stud $18
*Sun Matinees include comp bagels 30min prior to show
**Wed Matinee includes comp refreshment
Dinner Theater: $42* Group Rates available
Info/tickets (631) 218-2810 or www.cmpac.com.
Cast:
Peter Pan: Emily Dowdell (Swing: Jackie Hughes)
The Darling Family
Wendy: Kristen Digilio
John: Johnny DiGiorgio
Michael: Austin Levine
Mrs. Darling: Marielle Greguski
Mr. Darling: Don Dowdell (Swing: Jason Dowdell)
Liza: M.E. Junge (Swing: Jess Donlon)
Nana: Brendan Noble
Jane: Gioianna DiGiorgio
The Lost Boys
Slightly: Zander Pacella
Tootles: Jackie Hughes
Twin #1: Sarah Minto
Twin #2: Victoria Tiernan
Curly: Luke Rosario
Tiger Lily: M.E. Junge (Swing: Jess Donlon)
Indians: Jess Donlon, David Dimarzo, Barbara Tiernan, Kayla Dowdell, Marissa Tedeschi
Captain James ‘Jas’ Hook: Don Dowdell (Swing: Jason Dowdell)
Smee: Ronnie Green/Jordan Hue
Pirates
Starkey: Brendan Noble
Noodler: Josh Coleman
Bill Jukes: John DiGiorgio
Cecco: David Dimarzo
Mullins: John Passadino
Giant: Erich Grathwohl
Cookson: Marielle Greguski
Crocodile: Josh Coleman
Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale Peter Pan is one of the most beloved family favorites of all time. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and with a sprinkle of pixie dust begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates, and of course the villainous Captain Hook. Featuring the iconic songs "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up," and "Never Never Land," and a rousing story full of magic, warmth, and adventure, Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up.
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Songs For A Cure - A musical revue to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
In loving memory of Rob Bjornson & 8-year-old Laney Brown
In honor of Erica Sternberg
With musical numbers from Wicked, Annie, Children of Eden, Mary Poppins, Mame, The Secret Garden, Gypsy, Frozen, Hairspray, Rent, and more, Songs For A Cure inspires hope and courage in the face of adversity and pays tribute to all those whose lives have been affected by blood cancer.
Fri, Nov 21 - 8PM
Sat, Nov 22 - 8PM
Sun, Nov 23 - 2PM
Wisdom Lane Middle School, 120 Center Lane, Levittown 11756
Admission: $20
Tickets available at the door or online at www.songsforacure.com.   All proceeds are donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to get us even closer to a cancer-free world!
STARRING Candis Alek, Richard Allman, Samantha Berlanga, Cara Bjornson, Elizabeth Carver, Cathy Chimenti, Juliana Chimenti, Michael Chimenti, Becky Davidson, Emily Griffin, Kayla Honkala, Larissa Jaye, Debbie Linneman, James Mancuso, Chiara Nicole Mingolla, Sean Patrick Monahan, Kathleen Nadal Eberhardt, Tali Orenstein, Alissa Popeck, Virginia Pourakis, Tracey Rosen, Annie Ross, Ephram Sachs, Ashley Diandra Taylor, Emily Vaeth, Mary Vaeth, and John Waryas
Directed & Choreographed by Cara Bjornson
Musical Direction by Tracey Rosen


YOUTH THEATER

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ONE PERSON'S (RE)VIEW

Nancy Klimpel at Theatre Three
Have you seen the Christmas Carol?  If you haven’t, or if you’re ready for you annual fix of holiday cheer, don’t miss the Christmas Carol at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson.  With a cast lead by the Artistic Director, Jeffrey Sanzel, playing the old skinflint with attitude, this new take brings 21st century sensibilities to this Christmas classic. Steve McCoy brings a true sinister vibe as both the ghost and the young avaricious Jacob Marley.  Doug Quattrock (Bob Cratchit) delivers a deep emotionality to the role of Tiny Tim’s father. With this talented cast, and ghosts of Christmas Past and Present running the gamut of sentiments, this is one performance you should not miss.


TRIVIA DEPARTMENT

FILM

ed. asks...
Who portrayed the dying sea captain who delivered the Maltese Falcon in the 1941 classic?  Bonus*: Who directed the film?

Know the answer? Click here to reply: tistar@optimum.net

Last Week's Stumper
What was the name of the sewer worker attacked by a 36-foot alligator in the 1980 horror flick Alligator?
Answer:  Ed Norton as an homage to Arrt Carney's Honeymooner's character
Winner(s): Jeff Pangburn

MUSICAL THEATER

Peter Morrison asks...
What, or rather who do the following two musicals have in common: Goldilocks (Lunt-Fontanne, 10/11/58-2/28/59, 161 perf.) and Call Me Madam (Imperial, 10/12/50-5/3/52, 644 perf.)
Bonuses: *For which song is the person in question most famous? **With whom did the person sing it?.

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Last Week's Stumper
Stephen Sondheim "doctored" lyrics for a sixties show, based on a film, starring the star of the film.  What was the musical, and which film is it based on?  Who was its star?
Bonuses*: Who wrote the music?  Whose lyrics did Sondheim doctor?
Answer: Illya, Darling (Mark Hellinger, 4/11/67-1/13/68, 320 perfs.); based on Never On Sunday (1960); Melina Mercouri
Bonus:  *Manos Hadjidakis; **Joe Darion
Winner(s): Frank Tangredi*, Michael Manuelian***

NON-MUSICAL THEATER

Frank Tangredi asks...
The cast of characters includes Moses, Homer, and a dinosaur. What is the name of the play and who wrote it?
Bonus*: What legendary actress played the narrator in the original Broadway production?

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Last Week's Stumper
Who was the first Latino playwright to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama?  Bonus*:For what play did he win?
Answer: Nilo Cruz
Bonus*: Anna in the Tropics
Winner(s): Michael Manuelian*

THIS WEEK IN BROADWAY HISTORY

Nov. 21, 1934 - Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" opens w/Ethel Merman doing the title song and "I Get A Kick Out Of You."

Nov. 23, 1937 - John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" gets adapted to the stage by George S. Kaufman with Wallace Ford as George and Broderick Crawford as Lenny.

Nov. 23, 1938 - Rodgers and Hart's "The Boys from Syracuse" opens with Burl Ives and Eddie Albert in the cast. It's based on Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors."

Nov. 23, 1944 - Arthur Miller's first play, "The Man Who Had All The Luck," opens
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Nov. 23, 1959 - Tom Bosley, who later goes on to TV comedy fame on "Happy Days," becomes a Broadway star with the opening of "Fiorello."

Nov. 24, 1950 - Frank Loesser's "Guys and Dolls" opens with Robert Alda as Sky Masterson, Sam Levene as Nathan Detroit, Vivian Blaine as Miss Adelaideand Stubby Kaye as Nicely Nicely Johnson.

Nov. 24, 1951 - Audrey Hepburn opens in "Gigi," and Walter Kerr of The New York Herald-Tribune says she's "as fresh and frisky as a puppy out of a tub."

Nov. 25, 1942 - Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne star in the comedy "The Pirate."

Nov. 26, 1940 - Emlyn Williams' autobiography "The Corn Is Green" comes to the stage with Ethel Barrymore starring as the teacher.

Nov. 27, 1929 - Cole Porter introduces the song "You Do Something to Me" in "Fifty Million Frenchmen."

Nov. 27, 1939 - Paul Muni, Uta Hagen, Jose Ferrer and Karl Malden star in "Key Largo," which becomes a movie in 1948.

TELEVISION 

ed. asks...
Ferdy & Morty are the two mischievous nephews of what well-known cartoon character?

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Last Week's Stumper
In the TV series, Wild Bill Hickok, what was the name of Wild Bill's horse?
Answer:  Buckshot
Winner(s): ;- (

CROSSOVER

ed. asks...
On December 31, 1970, something disappeared from television permanently.  What was it?

Know the answer(s)? Click here to reply: tistar@optimum.net

Last Week's Stumper
Film great Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn starred in a 1954 TV sitcom.  What was its name? Bonus*: What is its pioneering distinction?
Answer: The Marriage
Bonus*:  it was the first network TV show to be regularly broadcast in color
Winner(s): :- (


HUMOR submitted by Rich McDermott
Merges:  Combinations of two (or more) show biz titles and the resulting plot.

BORN FREE WILLY
A whale, miserable at Sea World, changes his tune when paired with a lovely sea lion named Elsa.


MILESTONES
LI birthday/anniversary info by Mary Ellin Kurtz at maryellin@optonline.net Send in your birthday/anniversary to get a mention in Deb's Web!
Celebrity births/deaths by Gary Tifeld
Happy Birthday/Anniversary to all you LI Theater Folks

BORN 11/21
Actress Vivian Blaine (Guys & Dolls) born 1921
Actor Joseph Campanella is 90
Actor Laurence Luckinbill (The Boys in the Band) is 80
Actress Marlo Thomas (That Girl) is 77
Dancer Natalia Makarova (On Your Toes) is 74
Actress Juliet Mills (Nanny and the Professor) is 73
Actor/Director Harold Ramis (Ghostbusters) born 1944
Actress Goldie Hawn (Private Benjamin) is 69
Actress Deborah Shelton (Body Double) is 66
Actress Lorna Luft (Grease 2) is 62
Actress Cynthia Rhodes (Staying Alive) is 58
Actress Cherry Jones (Doubt) is 58
Actor Paul Schoeffler (Peter Pan) is 56
Actress Nicolette Sheridan (Desperate Housewives) is 51
DIED 11/21
Actress Deborah Raffin (Once is Not Enough) – 2012 – Leukemia
Actor Bill Bixby (Courtship of Eddie’s Father, Incredible Hulk) – 1993 – Prostate cancer
Actor Jerry Colonna – 1986 – Kidney disease

BORN 11/22
Songwriter Hoagy Carmichael (Stardust) born 1899
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield born 1921
Director Arthur Hiller (Love Story) is 91
Director Sir Peter Hall (Amadeus) is 84
Actor Robert Vaughn (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) is 82
Actor Allen Garfield (Nashville) is 75
Director Terry Gilliam (Brazil) is 74
Actor Tom Conti (Whose Life is it Anyway) is 73
Actor/Musician Steve Van Zandt (The Sopranos, The E Street Band) is 64
Actor Richard Kind (Spin City) is 58
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) is 56
Actress Mariel Hemingway (Manhattan, Star 80) is 53
Actor Stephen Geoffreys (Fright Night) is 50
Actor Brian Robbins (Head of the Class) is 48
Actor Nicholas Rowe (Young Sherlock Holmes) is 48
Actor Mark Ruffalo (The Normal Heart) is 47
DIED 11/22
Actor/Teacher Mark Lenard (Star Trek) – 1996 – Multiple myeloma
Actress Norma Donaldson (Guys & Dolls) – 1994 – Cancer
Voice actor Sterling Holloway (Winnie the Pooh) – 1992 – Cardiac arrest
Actor Benjamin “Scatman” Crothers (Chico and the Man) – 1986 – Lung cancer
Actor Michael Conrad (Hill Street Blues) – 1983 – Urethral cancer
Actress/Writer Mae West – 1980 – Complications from stroke

BORN 11/23
Anthony Festo
Actor Boris Karloff (Frankenstein) born 1887
Adolph “Harpo” Marx born 1888
Actress/Singer Ruth Etting born 1896
Actor Victor Jory born 1902
Actor John Dehner born 1915
Actor Michael Gough (Batman) born 1913
Choreographer Peter Gennaro (Annie) born 1919
Lyricist Jerry Bock (Fiddler on the Roof) born 1928
Screenwriter Robert Towne (Chinatown) is 80
Actress Elmarie Wendel (3rd Rock From the Sun) is 75
Actor Franco Nero (Camelot) is 73
Actress Susan Anspach (Five Easy Pieces) is 72
Actor Steve Landesberg (Barney Miller) born 1945
Actor David Rappaport (Time Bandits) born 1951
Actress/Singer B.J. Crosby (Smokey Joe’s Café) is 62
Musician Bruce Hornsby (The Way It Is) is 60
Actor/Comedian Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) is 58
Actress Dominique Dunne (Poltergeist) born 1959
Actor Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2) is 55
Actor Oded Fehr (The Mummy) is 44
DIED 11/23
Actor Larry Hagman (Dallas, I Dream of Jeannie) – 2012 – Throat cancer
Lyricist Betty Comden (On the Town, Bells Are Ringing, etc.) – 2006 – Heart failure
Actor Philippe Noiret (Cinema Paradiso) – 2006 – Cancer
Actress Constance Cummings (Wings) – 2005
Director Louis Malle (Atlantic City) – 1995 – Lymphoma
Actor Klaus Kinski (Nosferatu) – 1991 – Heart attack
Writer Roald Dahl (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) – 1990 – Leukemia
Actress Merle Oberon (Wuthering Heights) – 1979 – Stroke

BORN 11/24
Writer Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden) born 1849
Musician Scott Joplin born 1868
Actress Cathleen Nesbitt (My Fair Lady) born 1889
Writer/Director Garson Kanin (Born Yesterday) born 1912
Actress Joan Sanderson (Please Sir) born 1912
Actress Geraldine Fitzgerald (Arthur) born 1913
Actor Howard Duff (The Adventures of Sam Spade) born 1913
Actor Rene Enriquez (Hill Street Blues) born 1933
Director/Lyricist Martin Charnin (Annie) is 80
Actress Carol Mayo-Jenkins (Fame) is 76
Actor/Comedian Billy Connolly (Mrs. Brown) is 72
Actor Dwight Schultz (The A-Team) is 67
Actor Damon Evans (The Jeffersons) is 65
Actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Seven Guitars) is 58
Actress Denise Crosby (Star Trek: TNG) is 57
Actress Lola Glaudini (The Sopranos) is 42
Actress Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy) is 36
DIED 11/24
Actor Pat Morita (The Karate Kid, Happy Days) – 2005 – Natural causes
Actress Rachel Gurney (Upstairs, Downstairs) – 2001
Singer Freddie Mercury (Queen) – 1991 – AIDS

BORN 11/25
Ed Adams
Actor Ricardo Montalban (Fantasy Island) born 1920
Actor Jeffrey Hunter born 1926
Playwright Murray Schisgal (Luv) is 88
Actor Ben Stein (Win Ben Stein's Money) is 70
Actor John Larroquette (Night Court, How to Succeed…) is 67
Director Jonathan Kaplan (The Accused) is 67
Singer Amy Grant (Baby Baby) is 54
Actor Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives) is 49
Actress Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan) is 45
Actress Christina Applegate (Married…with Children, Samantha Who) is 43
DIED 11/25
Playwright William Gibson (The Miracle Worker, Two for the Seesaw) – 2008
Comedian Flip Wilson - 1998 - Liver cancer
Actor Charles Hallahan (Going In Style) - 1997 - Heart attack
Actor Jack Albertson (The Subject Was Roses) - 1981 - Cancer
Actor Laurence Harvey (The Manchurian Candidate) - 1973 - Stomach cancer

BORN 11/26
Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (Peanuts) born 1922
Actor/Singer Robert Goulet (The Happy Time) born 1933
Actress Marian Mercer (It's A Living) born 1935
Impressionist Rich Little is 76
Singer Tina Turner (What's Love Got To Do With It?) is 75
Ventriloquist Wayland Flowers born 1939
Actress Olivia Cole (Backstairs at the White House) is 72
Producer Bruce Paltrow (St. Elsewhere) born 1943
Actor Daniel Davis (The Nanny) is 69
Actress/Comedienne Thea Vidale (Thea) is 58
Actress Jamie Rose (Lady Blue) is 55
Actress Marcy Walker (All My Children) is 53
DIED 11/26
Actress Jane Kean (The Honeymooners) – 2013 – Stroke
Actor Tony Musante (Toma) – 2013 – Post-surgical hemorrhage
Writer Mel Tolkin (Your Show of Shows) – 2007 – Heart failure
Actor Robert Coote (My Fair Lady) - 1982
Actress Rachel Roberts (This Sporting Life, Foul Play) - 1980 - Barbiturate poisoning
Bandleader Tommy Dorsey - 1956 - Asphyxiation

BORN 11/27
Actress Mona Washbourne (My Fair Lady, Stevie) born 1903
Producer David Merrick (Hello Dolly, 42nd Street) born 1911
Actor Stephen Elliott (Arthur) born 1920
Actor Michael Tolan (The Mary Tyler Moore Show) is 89
Actor Bruce Lee born 1940
Musician Jimi Hendrix born 1942
Singer Eddie Rabbitt born 1944
Actor Gerrit Graham (Phantom of the Paradise) is 65
Actor Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds, Moonlighting) is 61
Actor William Fichtner (Contact) is 58
Screenwriter Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise) is 57
Actor Fisher Stevens (Short Circuit) is 51
Actress Robin Givens (Head of the Class) is 50
Actor Michael Vartan (Alias) is 46
Actor Jaleel White (Family Matters) is 38
DIED 11/27
Director Ken Russell (Tommy, Women in Love) – 2011 – Stroke
Actress Patricia Marand (…Superman) – 2008 – Brain cancer
Actress Jocelyn Brando (Mommie Dearest) – 2005 – Natural causes
Actress Billie Bird (Sixteen Candles, Dear John) - 2002 - Alzheimer's disease
Actor David White (Bewitched) - 1990 - Heart attack
Actor John Carradine (Bluebeard) - 1988
Director Steve Gordon (Arthur) - 1982 - Heart failure
Actress Lotte Lenya (Cabaret) - 1981 - Cancer
Playwright Eugene O'Neill - 1953 - Cerebellar cortical atrophy
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Love to you all,
Debbie
Great American Smokeout Day is today, November 20th.
Let's finally kick the habit.