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The World will be saved by the western woman.~ Dalai Lama


LI Actor/Producer Len Klein underwent knee replacement surgery at Huntington Hospital and subsequently contracted an infection.  He is now recovering at home.  [ed. - I spoke with him over the weekend and he is, as always, in great spirits. This man is simply a ray of sunshine.]


Bare Bones Theater invites you to an informal, FREE open acting class with acting teachers, Lynn Antunovich
Thurs, Aug 14, 7:30PM - No registration necessary - 57 Main Street, Northport
She will demonstrate various exercises to the group as well as work with prepared scenes and monologues.  She invites guests to bring monologues and scenes to work on as well. Lynn has performed Off Broadway and regionally.  She also has numerous indie films and commercials to her credit, most notably for Nintendo Wii and the Starz network.  She holds a BFA degree in Acting from West Virginia University, and worked professionally as an actress in NYC for 15+ years.  While there, Lynn studied with B'way actress June Stein, Bob Krakower, Upright Citizens Brigade and The Barrow Group.  At Bare Bones, she has appeared in numerous showcases, directed Circle Mirror Transformation, and has been teaching Scene Study. 
Questions?  For more info, e-mail Lynn

Last chance to apply for The Suffolk County Film Commission's Next Exposure Grant! The Next Exposure: Suffolk County Low Budget Independent Film Completion Grant, administered through the Cinema Arts Centre, is an opportunity for funding that local filmmakers shooting in Suff Co can take advantage of. The Suffolk County Film Commission initiated this grant with the purpose of creating opportunities for filmmakers who shoot in Suffolk County. There will be two $6,000 grants available in 2014, one of which is dedicated to a film that is accepted into the Hamptons International Film Festival Views From Long Island section. In the event no film in the Hamptons International Film Festival meets the Next Exposure criteria, the grant will be available to the general pool of applicants. The application due date is August 1. Guidelines and Application Form can be found here. Don't miss this chance!

Check the cast calls page for complete listings, character descriptions, etc.


St Gregory's Theatre Group is looking to cast the role of Jesus in their production of Godspell the 2012 revival - age range 20-35 -  Tenor 1. Show dates Aug 8-10 and Aug 13-17.

St. Paul's Centerstage is presenting Jesus Christ Superstar Aug 7-10 in Glen Head.  We are in need of one apostle (20-30) and one priest (35+)
In this production, both roles are significant parts with solos within songs - any vocal ranges will do. E-mail if interested




Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts auditions for MURDER BALLAD on Sat, Aug 2 from 10am-12:30pm at the theatre, 2 E Main St, Smithtown. ALL ROLES OPEN. Primary roles will be cast from individuals 20 – 40 years of age. Ensemble roles will be cast from individuals 16 years of age and up who have strong harmony skills and good dancing ability, i.e., can move well. Ensemble/primary roles prepare 16 – 32 bars of a rock/pop piece that reveals your range and belting ability. Bring sheet music, head shot and resume – an accompanist will be provided.  Rehearsal will begin the end of Aug with a 15 performance run Oct 11 – Nov 2. All cast members must be available for a Thurs matinee on Oct 23. Open to Equity and non-Equity persons. Equity members will be hired on a Guest Artist contract. Non-Equity will receive a per performance stipend. MURDER BALLAD is a sung through musical that was the must see theatre experience of 2013. It is the dramatic story of a love triangle gone wrong centering on Sara, an uptown girl who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her. The musical explores the complications of love, the compromises we make, and the betrayals that can ultimately undo us. It is written for four primary characters (Listed below with details of performance capabilities required). We are considering enhancing the work with an ensemble of 8 (4 men and 4 women) who will act as a variety of characters throughout the show. Through movement the ensemble’s presence will enhance our ability to convey the story. The use of an ensemble will be decided based upon many factors – we encourage individuals to audition even though we may eventually decide to not utilize an ensemble. STRONG POP/ROCK BELTING IS NECESSARY FOR ALL ROLES. To learn more about Murder Ballad and to hear excerpts from the show visit:  Director: Ken Washington, Musical Director: Melissa McCowell. For add'l info EMAIL ONLY DO NOT CALL THE BOX OFFICE – THEY HAVE NO ADD'L INFO THAN WHAT IS POSTED HERE.
Character Breakdown:
MICHAEL: A poetry PhD who Sara elicits and her eventual husband. Sweet and calming, he is willing to provide nothing but the best for those he loves. He shows how cold he can become when he finds out about Sarah's affair. Male, 25-40. Range: F#2 - A4
NARRATOR: The storyteller providing all the transitions between the various scenes and occasionally speaking for the characters themselves. Philosophical, poetic, and a little opinionated.
Female, 20-40. Range: F3 - E5
SARA: Once Tom's lover, she is an ambitious starving artist and musician. Initially depressed and jaded towards men after a sordid relationship. Michael helps her find happiness again through their marriage. She ends up straying from the marriage. Female, 20-40. Range: E3 - E5
TOM: Sara's first lover and an ambitious starving artist and actor. His alcoholism, constant affairs, and general selfishness put a strain on his relationships. He becomes obsessed and stalker-like in his mannerisms toward Sara. Male, 25-40. Range: G2 - F#4

Theatre Box, United Methodist Church, 35 Verbena Ave, Floral Park is looking to cast one role for The Actor's Nightmare.  Open role: George, (30-50), male lead: a man who finds himself backstage under mysterious circumstances. He appears to be an accountant and seems to be the understudy of a man named Edwin, although he can't actually remember attending any rehearsals or being a part of the production. Auditions are Aug 4 and 5 at 7:30PM in the upstairs parlor; sides will be provided.  Performances: Nov 7, 8, 9 and 14, 15, 16.  Must be available for all performances.  Rehearsals start in Sept.  Contact Kate Lenzo (director) at 917-863-6577 or for more info.

Township Theatre Group auditions for the Agatha Christie mystery Murder on the Nile on Mon, Aug 4 and Tues, Aug 5 at 7:30pm at Five Towns College, 305 LIE N Service Rd, Dix Hills. Callbacks will be held on Thurs, Aug 7.  Roles for 6 men, 5 women.  Rehearsals begin the week of Sept 8.  Performance dates are Sat: Oct 25 and Nov 1 (2pm & 8pm) and Sun: Oct 26 and Nov 2 (2pm).  For more Info, call 631-213-9832. Sides will be provided at the audition.  Characters are British except Dr. Bessner (Eastern European), Louise (French), Steward (a local) and McNaught (not specified). Cast Breakdown:    
Steward (any age) – Smiling and amiable; accommodates shipboard guests, a local
Helen ffoliot-ffoukes (55+) – Overbearing dowager, snobbish.
Christina Grant (25 to 35) – ffoukes’ niece; nice, sensible girl.
William Smith (30 to 40) – Sharp-witted and deceptive.
Louise (25 to 35) – Coquettish, French maid to Kay.
Dr. Bessner (45+) - Vacationing doctor with Eastern-European accent.
Kay Mostyn (25 to 35) – Wealthy and attractive; born to command.
Simon Mostyn (30 to 40) – Good-tempered and demonstrative.
Canon Ambrose Pennefather (50+) - Imposing middle-aged cleric.
Jacqueline de Severac (25 to 35) – Simon’s ex-fiancee.
McNaught (any) – The ship’s Manager.

The Gilbert & Sullivan Yiddish Light Opera Co auditions WED, AUG 13 & 20, 7:30PM for upcoming Yiddish/English productions of PIRATES OF PENZANCE & MIKADO.  JCC of W Hempstead, 711 Dogwood Ave, W Hempstead. NEEDED – LEADS AND CHORUS. Roles are multiply cast. Enjoy playing to enthusiastic audiences throughout LI & Metropolitan area. No need to speak or understand Yiddish. Rehearsals – Wed 7:30PM in Merrick. For further info contact Marty– 631-439-2913.  Website -

SoLuna Studio (659 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge) auditions for its Main Stage production of AVENUE Q on Sat, Sept 13 from 11am-3pm OR Sun, Sept 14 from 6-9pm.  YOU MUST CALL TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION 631-761-6602. Prepare 32 bars of a song from Avenue Q or the same musical genre.  Seeking Ages 16-40.  Rehearsals are Mon & Thurs eve and some Sat afternoons. PERFORMANCES will be Jan 9-25 (Fri/Sat at 8pm and Sun at 3pm) - ( ALL ROLES OPEN

Synergy Ensemble Theatre Company auditions for That Championship Season by Jason Miller on Aug 11 and 12; callbacks on Aug 13. Location TBD. Directed by Gene Durney. Performances will be in Islip on Oct 17–19 and 24–26; rehearsals will be held in Deer Park starting after Labor Day. Questions
Synopsis: It is 1972. Four men meet once again in a western Pennsylvania town to celebrate the triumph that they shared 20 years earlier when they won the Pennsylvania State HS Championship. Gathering in the home of their “beloved” coach, they will embark on an alcohol-fueled journey to a past that seemed ideal but that no longer exists, if it ever did. They exhibit bias and intolerance that was a natural and seemingly normal way of thinking in the early 1950s. These traits were further inculcated and reinforced by the Coach, a mentor and guide to them as young men, who has maintained this position in their minds and hearts. All seem oblivious to the tectonic shifts in attitude and thinking that have occurred since that Championship Season of long ago; Viet Nam, the Civil Rights Movement, the turmoil and change undergone by the rest of America since their glorious high school triumph have not affected their thinking or changed their attitude one bit it seems. But more than this, the hollowness and emptiness of their own lives and their inability to question long-held “truths” and “traditions” have led them to a revelatory evening filled with remorse, betrayal and self-recognized hypocrisy that they will no longer be able to ignore.
Characters: (Coach is in his 60s. All other characters are in their late 30s.)
Coach: Crusty, self-assured manipulator, he sees himself as a hard-assed “molder of men.”
George: Mayor of the town, possessed of an ego that makes him incapable of recognizing the reality of his own tenuous situation. The fact that he is none too bright doesn’t help matters.
James: Middle-school principal who has come to the realization that playing by the rules and being the “responsible” brother and family man has gotten him nowhere… a condition that he plans to change.
Phil: Rich man of the group, he has flaunted his wealth and influence to control others in order to protect what he has and to get more.
Tom: Brother of James, he is an alcoholic who has stayed away from the reunion for three years and suddenly returned. He acts the part of a cynical but often comical Greek Chorus.
Martin: Missing member of the team who disappeared right after the Championship Season — never seen but much talked about.

Royal Family Productions is looking for female actors but males are welcome as well. Director Yaw Agyapong releases short films and web series on YouTube and is working on a film that he hopes to get on Netflix.  Contact info: or 631-647-0397. No pay, but a chance to build a resume.


BroadHollow Theatre is looking for an actor 25-30 to play Tripp in Other Desert Cities in Elmont Sept 27 - Oct 12.  If interested, email headshot & resume to

BroadHollow Theatre Company is accepting submissions for the play I'll Be Back Before Midnight to be performed Sept 13 - 28 at the E Islip location only.  Rehearsals will start early Aug.  Casting the roles of Laura (strikingly attractive female 30's) and Greg (early 30's, intellectual & handsome).  Submit headshot and resume to Glen at

WMHO Education and Cultural Center in Stony Brook is casting for two new original productions:
The Spy Next Door: actors needed for a dramatic one-act play based on the adventures of the George Washington Spy Ring and their involvement here on LI. (See AMC’s hit series TURN! for inspiration.)
WMHO 12th Annual Holiday Musical Comedy Production Seeking—Actors/Actresses. Singing/comedy skills a must. Non-Union paid positions.
WMHO Auditions by apt at WMHO Education & Cultural Center, 111 Main St, Stony Brook 11790. For appt email headshot & résumé to SUBJECT: Audition


NYC COLLEGE SHOWCASE with Award-Winning NYC Musical Director Darius Frowner. Recent Graduates are invited to audition. Performance at NYC Metropolitan Room on Aug 17 at 4pm. There will be two private rehearsals in Huntington with Darius Frowner, who will write arrangements for 3 solos. Private rehearsal with Director. Darius Frowner works with many B'way actors and frequently works with Norm Lewis (Phantom, Les Mis, Ragtime, Chess, Porgy and Bess, etc.)  A professional CD of the show will be recorded. The cast features 7 singers with extensive performing experience. Call Linda Ray, Director, at 631 673-5577 or 631 335-2587 for info


Major motion picture shooting in Nassau Co, looking for 6 - 10 interns for immediate placement. Excellent experience, no pay. Send resume to asap for consideration.

Lyrical Children Inc. is expanding its Music Together teaching staff.  Singers, musicians, and/or dancers needed to teach Music Together classes for parents and children, birth to age five. State certification not required. International, research-based program includes a rich variety of movement activities, singing, chanting, and instrumental jam sessions.  Audition, short training, and internship are required. (…also a love of young children, a good sense of humor, and the ability to be silly!)  Paid training for qualified apprentice. Why should we involve babies and toddlers in music making? Because it’s every person’s birthright to develop his or her musical potential – and it’s fun.  Lyrical Children Inc. offers Music Together in locations from Setauket to Mattituck.  Class schedule is part time - held daytime, afternoon, evening and weekends.  Flexible schedule possible to coordinate with other work.  Send your resume to or call 208-4003.

CM Performing Arts Center is looking for a Lighting Designer. This position can be per show or resident designer. Paid position. Submit all inquiries/resumes to

Take A Bow, an after-school musical program in Plainview is looking for DANCE and VOICE teachers to start in Sept.  Add'l info on our program and class schedule can be found on our website: Applicants must be ready to work in a non-competitive, fun-filled environment, come to each class with a smile, responsible and love working with children.  Send resume to:

Deb's Web presents ads as a service to educators & performers in the LI Theater Community.  In no way should they be construed as an endorsement.  Be sure to research each offering thoroughly as Deb's Web will not be held responsible/liable in any way. For a full listing of services click here.

John W Engeman Theater in Northport is seeking a permanent, part-time customer service employee for the Box Office. (Seasonal applicants need not apply) Applicant should be reliable and able to multi-task. Excellent phone skills, computer knowledge and the ability to work with others in a fast paced environment is essential. The shift hours are as follows: Thurs, Fri and Sat 5-11pm, however flexibility is a plus.  Email resume to No phone calls.

South Shore Theatre Experience Summer Classes Limited space
REGISTRATION IS NOW - 10% discount if you register for more than one class. Call 631-669-0506 or email or visit our website  You may also purchase classes on line at
5 wk session - July 29 - Aug 26 Tues 7 - 8:30pm  $125
Acting for Film: Focuses on toning the acting technique from on stage to in  front of a camera, creating the illusion that the character is acting natural  and spontaneous. Students will learn how to work in front of a camera and work  towards a final project to be filmed.

Bare Bones Theater Company Audition Workshop
57 Main St, Northport
Sat, Aug 2
Cost: $125 
For info about the leaders and to register, visit
This one-day workshop is for any actor who wants to improve his/her audition skills.  From what to expect when you walk into the room, to pictures, resumes and cold readings, this jam-packed seminar will give you a leg up on the competition.  Taught by Renee Panichelli, an NY/LA-based manager with Freeze Frame Entertainment, and Jamie Hurley, professional actor most recently seen on FOX’s The Following, this opportunity will help you put your best foot forward in any audition situation.

For phone numbers to contact the following venues for tickets/info, check out


Ruthless the Musical @ Studio Theatre  7/26

Christmas in July @ South Shore Theatre Experience  7/26

Cats @ Broadhollow Bay Way 7/27

Dogfight @ Cultural Arts Playhouse Plainview 7/27

The 1940’s Radio Hour @ Port Washington Play Troupe 7/27

Rent @ SoLuna Studio 7/27

Summer Serenade @ Maggie's Little Theater 7/ 27


A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Northeast Stage 7/25 - 27 ONLY!

Legally Blonde @ CK Productions 7/25 - 27 ONLY!

Scenes from the Zone @ Minstrel Players of Northport 7/26 - 27 ONLY!

The Wizard Of Oz @ St. Kilian Players 7/26 - 8/3

The Normal Heart @ Cinema Arts Centre/Stagelight Entertainment 7/27 ONLY!

My Life is a Musical @ Bay Street Theatre 7/29

Enchanted April @ Bare Bones Theatre Company 7/31

Special offers for Deb's Web Readers...

Theatre Three Productions Incorporated - It's Christmas in July Part 2
Buy a Gift Certificate for Any Amount and WE WILL DOUBLE IT
Click the link, fill out the form and your Gift Certificate will be mailed to you. Offer Expires July 31.
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE or call 631-928-9100


CK Productions presents Legally Blonde
Islip Town Hall West, 401 Main Street, Islip 11751
July 25 @ 7pm
July 26 @ 2pm & 7pm
July 27 @ 2pm
Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at
Producer/Director: Ethan Felizzari
Musical Director: Vinny Donnadio
Choreographer: Jess Schaffer
Stage Manager: Nathalie Poblete-Infante
Elle Woods – Rosie Turner (Fri) & Hayley Scott (Sat-Sun)
Emmett Forrest – Jon Coffin
Paulette Bonafonte – Cassie Friedman
Warner Huntington III – Luke McCoy
Professor Callahan – Brendan Noble
Vivienne Kensington - Sarah Barsch
Brooke Wyndham – Kaleigh Liebler (Fri, Sat Mat., Sun) & Rosie Turner (Sat Eve)
Serena – Sydnee LaBuda
Margot – Amanda Egan
Pilar – Kristin Felizzari
Kate - Dani Alt
Enid Hoops – Emily Tirado
Kyle/Dewey/Grandmaster Chad- Ryan Chow
Aaron Schultz / Mr. Woods– Zander Pacella
Mrs. Woods – Amanda Salvatore
Sundeep Padamadam – Christian Rodriguez
Chutney/Whitney/Courtney/Enid (U/s) – Tori Lawrence
Carlos/Kiki – Vinny Donnadio
Nikos/Winthrop – Tommy Ranieri
Lowell- Mike Zoeller
Pforzheimer – Giancarlo Porpora
Delta Nu Sisters:
CeCe – Daniella Jasuja
Veronica – Amanda Baranek
Leilani - Laura Coffin
Kristine – Amanda Salvatore
GiGi- Sierra Schindlar
VARIOUS ENSEMBLE ROLES – Christian Rodriguez, Mike Zoeller, Giancarlo Porpora, Talia Winikow, Corrinne Grahn, Daniella Jasuja, Sierra Schindlar, Amanda Baranek, Tori Lawrence, Laura Coffin, Zander Pacella, Tommy Ranieri & Sarah Chamberlain
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Cinema Arts Center presents Stage Light Entertainment’s The Normal Heart
423 Park Ave, Huntington 631-423-7611
Sun, July 27 at 3pm
Members $10/Public $15 •Includes Reception. Tickets can be purchased online, at the box office during theater hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
Director: Christopher Rosselli
Franklyn Butler (Ned Weeks)
Robert Burney (Felix Turner)
Jessie Maldonado (Dr. Emma Brookner)
Mike McKasty (Bruce Niles)
James Carey (Ben Weeks)
Michael H. “Toddy” Carlin (Mickey Marcus)
Kevin Hansen (Tommy Boatwright& David)
Guy DeMatties (Hiram Keebler)
Scott Eichholz (Examining Doctor)
Michael John Ruggiere (Craig Donner)
Shaun Keappock (Grady)
The story of a city in denial, The Normal Heart unfolds like a real life political thriller as a tightly knit group of friends refuses to let doctors, politicians, and the press bury the truth of an unspoken health epidemic behind a wall of silence. Three decades after it was written and first debuted Off-Broadway at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, Larry Kramer’s semi-autobiographical, outrageous, unflinching, and totally unforgettable look at the sexual politics of NYC during the AIDS crisis of the early 1980’s remains one of the theater’s most powerful evenings and is still as relevant as ever.
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The Minstrel Players present 3rd Annual Original Short Play Festival – Scenes from the Zone
Houghton Hall Theatre, Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main St, Northport Village
Sat, July 26 at 8PM & Sun, July 27 at 3PM
$20 Adults; $15 Srs/Children; Group rates (10 or more) available 631-732-2926
Fred Amison…Tony “Romance Formula”
Ava Blasi…Young Girl “Past Time”
Bianca Blasi…Young Helen “Past Time”
Vanessa Blasi…Young Jane “Past Time”
Lisa Casillo…Lucy “Friend of the Devil/Helen “Past Time”
Darcy Donnellan…Lady Genevieve in “Accession”
Evan Donnellan…Lefevre “Friend of the Devil”/James Moriarty   “Checkmate”/Attendant “A Part of You”
Ron Friedmann…Tom “Romance Formula”
Demi Frohn…Pat “Romance Formula”
Paul Graf…Mr. Johansen  “A Part of You”/John Wesley Clowes “Accession”
Brian Hartwig…Percy Coggeshalen “Accession”
Tricia Ieronimo… Jane “Past Time”/Janet “Romance Formula”
Maris Kastan…Sally “Friend of the Devil”
Amy Koreen…Linda “Romance Formula”
Lou Lentino…Charlie “The Trunk”
Karen Mercorella…Mrs. Hudson “Checkmate”
Bobby Olivier…Barney Granville “Accession”
Ray Palen…Sherlock Holmes “Checkmate”/Peter Furr “Friend of the Devil”/Larry “The Trunk”
Tara Palen…Lara “A Part of You”/Lady Elliria Tinning “Accession”
Jerold Snyder…Dr. Didowich “A Part of You”
Production Staff:
Rob Cashman…Technical Director
Evan Donnellan…Director “A Part of You”/”Accession”
Esteban Lopez …Stage Manager
Laura Morella…Asst. Director “Accession”/“The Trunk”/”Past Time”/”Friend of the Devil”/”A Part of You”
Debbie Palen…House Manager/Tickets/Director “Friend of the Devil”/
Ray Palen…Director “Past Time”/”Romance Formula”
Tara Palen…Director ‘The Trunk”/”Checkmate”
Susan Demchak…”Friend of the Devil”
Evan Donnellan…”The Trunk”
Jerry Eitel…”Romance Formula”
Sue Geffton Burton…”A Part of You”
Jordan Hue…”Accession”
Ray Palen…”Checkmate”/”Past Time”
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St Kilian Players presents The Wizard Of Oz
50 Cherry St, Farmingdale
Music & Lyrics by Harold Arlen & E,Y,Harburg
Book by L. Frank Bau/Adaptation by John Kane
JULY 26 at 7pm, JULY 27 at 2pm
AUG 2 at 1pm and 7pm), AUG 3 at 2pm
TICKETS-$12 516-249-0127
ZOE NEYER as Dorothy
JOHN QUINN as The Wizard            
With: Brian A'Hearn, Kelsey Amiruddin, Olivia Borgia, Danielle Bontempi, Kathy Burdge, Marie Chiarelli, Nicholas Coleman, Gerard Crosson, Roger Felice, Mackenzie Ghibaudi,
Rich Irace, Ayla Irvine, Katie Jergensen, Ally Kuppelmeyer, AmyKuppelmeyer, Bob Kuppelmeyer, Grace LaVigne,Stella Maro, Grace McKenna, Theresa McKenna, Gianna Morelli, Alessandra Morelli, Thomas Mormile, Alexa Napoli, Karen O Rourke, Joanna Reichle, Danielle Roedig. Mary Roedig,Thomas Roedig, Theresa Roedig, Kathy Schwantner,
Marylynn Scuderi, Jazmin Staffa, Kaitlyn White
TINA LAURO -  Director
CYNTHIA NEYER -  Assistant Director
ANDREW MENZEL - Stage Manager
MEG PARK & MARY GENOY - Choreographers
CARLEEN MARO - Choreographer for "The Cyclone" segment
GARY PIACENTINI - Musical Director & Keyboardist
HANK SZLEPCIK - Set Construction
JOE DIURNO - Lighting
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Bay Street Theater presents the World Premiere of My Life is a Musical
July 29-Aug 31
Book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett
Directed/choreographed by Marlo Hunter
Tickets at or 631-725-9500, or Box Office open daily 11am to showtime
For more info
Pay What You Can performance on Tues, July 29 at 7pm - limited, available at the Box Office beginning at 2pm on July 29.
STUDENT SUNDAY MATINEES: HS and College students can receive (1) FREE admission for the 2pm performance
30 UNDER 30, a $30 ticket for those under the age of 30.
Photo ID must be shown for both ticket initiatives
TALKBACK TUESDAY with Bay Street’s new Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, and members of the MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL cast following the 7pm performance on Tues, Aug 5.
Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark) as Randy
Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone (Hands on a Hardbody, Legally-Blonde: The Musical) as JT
Justin Matthew Sargent (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Rock of Ages) as Zach
Howie Michael Smith (Avenue Q, Carousel) as Parker
Wendi Bergamini (The Sound of Music Live!, Evita)
Adam Daveline (Unlock’d, Siti Sati)
Danyel Fulton (Hair, The Wiz)
Brian Sills (The Lion King, Baby on Board).
The production team:
Marlo Hunter (Director/ Choreographer)
Billy Griffin (Associate Choreographer)
Vadim Feichtner (Music Director)
Marcie Friedman (PSM)
Chris Clark (ASM)
David L. Arsenault (Set Designer)
Amy Clark (Costume Designer)
Paul Miller (Lighting Designer)
Tony Melfa (Sound Designer).
MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL is about Parker, who isn't like anyone else. When Parker wakes up in the morning and leaves his apartment, he hears people singing, he sees people dancing - and no other person on earth knows this is happening. Because Parker's life is a musical. And Parker hates musicals. This world premiere features a tuneful new score by Adam Overett and direction and choreography by Marlo Hunter, two rising stars of the musical theater. Follow Parker's journey, both hilarious and human, as he struggles to hide his predicament from the world, tries to save a rock band, is pursued by a mysterious blogger, and possibly even finds love along the way.
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CK Productions presents Godspell (2012 Revival)
Islip Town Hall West, 401 Main St, Islip
Aug 1 @ 8pm, Aug 2 @ 3pm & 8pm, Aug 3 @ 3pm
Tickets: at the door or in advance @
Contact for more info
Directed by Thomas John Ranieri
Musically Directed by Michael Recchia
Choreographed by Gabrielle Goubran, Danielle Nigro, Emily Sarra & Jess Schaffer
Jesus- Jake DeRobertis
Judas/John The Baptist- David Dimarzo
Soloists (In Order of Song)
Day By Day- Gabrielle Goubran
Learn Your Lessons- Megan Gallagher
Bless The Lord- Danielle Nigro
All Good Gifts- Michael Recchia
Light of The World- Matt Healey
Turn Back O Man- Emily Sarra
By My Side- Breanna Pariti
We Beseech Thee- John Wixted
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Theatre Box of Floral Park presents Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
United Methodist Church, 35 Verbena Ave, Floral Park
Aug 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30pm and Aug 3 at 2pm
Tickets:$15 adults, $10 srs, $5 students.
Reservations 516-900-2031 or email
Orsino  (Duke of Illyria)…Chris Murtha
Curio (servant to the Duke)…Lori Santopetro
Valentine (servant to Duke)/Servant (to Olivia)/1st Officer...Mary DiCanio
Sea Captain/Priest...Thomas Rotondo
Viola…Kelly Schmidt
Maria (servant to Olivia)…Sierra Ortega
Sir Toby Belch (Olivia’s uncle)...Alex Schirling
Sir Andrew Aguecheek…Dan Bubbeo
Feste (Clown/Fool)…Sylvia King-Cohen
Olivia…Martha Gliponeo
Malvolio (Olivia’s Steward)…David S. Paris
Antonio…Aaron Orlov
Sebastian (Viola’s brother)…Kevin Knois
Fabian (Servant to Olivia)...Diane Mansell
2nd Officer…Andy Minet
Directed by Brian J. Payne
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Bare Bones Theater Company presents Matthew Barber's Enchanted April
Posey School, 57 Main Street, Northport
July 31, Aug 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16 8pm, Aug 3, 10 & 17 3pm
Tickets: 631-606-0026
Lotty Wilton...Aimee Berlin
Mellersh Wilton...Scott McIntyre
Rose Arnott...Gerry Glennon
Frederick Arnott...James Bradley
Lady Caroline Bramble...Sinead Atkinson
Anthony Wilding...Alex Rich
Mrs. Graves...Charlotte Koons
Costanza...Regina Pasqualino
Directed by Christine Nelson
Produced by Alex Edwards-Bourdrez
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David Houston's Literary Entertainments
THE MANOR AND SHELTER ISLAND - Bethpage Public Library, Tues, Aug 5, 2pm
David Houston and Diana Heinlein perform a reading in the style of radio drama from "The Manor" by Mac Griswold. This year's Long Island Reads selection tells the remarkable story of a mansion that has been in the same family since its founding as a slave plantation more than three centuries ago. .
STUDY IN SCARLET - Bay Shore Brightwaters Public Library, Wed, Aug 6, 7pm
David reads his adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's very first Sherlock Holmes story, in which Holmes meets Dr. Watson and they find lodgings and embark on their first adventure. Controversial in its day for it's unflattering depiction of early Mormons in America.
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Suffolk Theatre Arts & Recreation presents RENT!
Islip Town Hall West, 401 Main St, Islip
Aug 8 @ 7:30pm*, Aug 9 @ 2pm~ & 7:30pm+, and Aug 10 @ 2pm^ for tickets & info
Directed by: Michael A. Creta
Ass. Directed by: Nik Sorocenski
Choreographed by: Brian Viccaro
Ass. Choreographed by: Alexis Iannucci
Mimi Marquez: Hayley Scott*~/Jess Schaffer+^
Roger Davis: Brian Rivera*~/Michael A. Creta+^
Mark Cohen: Drew Chadwick*~/Nik Sorocenski+^
Maureen Johnson: Rebecca Stark~+/Olivia Andrunik*^
Joanne Jefferson: Dana Scacco*/Rachel Caduri~/Gina Morgigno+/Michelle Elea Belio^
Tom Collins: Robins Prophete
Angel Dumont Schunard: Brandon Lamar*~/Andrew Tyler Kear+^
Benjamin Coffin III: Marchael Giles
Sasha Ernst, Jessica Gramp, Nicholas Lavorna, Maria Llvivcura-Molina, Francesca Soldievere, Naomi Quiros, Brenda Quiros
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The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative presents outdoor staged readings The Tempest
Change of dates/venues
Sat, Aug 16, 7pm at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor
This reading is offered to the community at no charge.  There will be seating in bleachers, but guests are invited to bring their own chairs, picnics and blankets to enjoy this special sunset production under the stars.
Sun, Aug 17 VIP benefit  6:30pm cocktails, 7pm reading
To be held overlooking the water at a private waterfront estate on Shelter Island. Includes reception with the cast. The Shakespeare Initiative is offering supporters the opportunity to be a patron of the world of Shakespeare by sponsoring a character in The Tempest, as part of the Join the Company campaign and sponsors will be able to consult with the actors, and will receive complimentary passes to the VIP Benefit, as well as an opportunity to be photographed with the cast members playing their sponsored characters.  Contact Bay Street’s Development office at 631.725.0818 for details.
starring John Glover as Prospero - received both a Tony and Obie Award and a Drama Desk nomination for Love! Valour! Compassion!
The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, full of magic, mystical creatures, and love.  Set on a remote island, it is the story of Prospero, the usurped Duke of Milan, as he employs magic and wit to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place.
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Theatre Three Summer Concert Series
The Duprees Fri, July 25, 8pm $45
Beatlemania Now Sat, July 26, 8pm $35
The Bob Nelson Show Fri, Aug 1, 8pm $35
The Brooklyn Bridge Sat, Aug 2, 8pm $40
The Jersey Four Fri, Aug 8, 8pm $40
One Hot Night - Tribute to Neil Diamond Sat, Aug 9, 8pm $30
Psychic Medium Robert Hansen Fri, Aug15, 8pm $30
The Ghost of Jim Morrison - A Tribute to The Doors Sat, Aug 16, 8pm $30
Long Island Comedy Festival Fri, Aug 22 and Sat, Aug 23 @ 8pm $30
Solid Gold - A Tribute to Motown Fri, Aug 29, 8pm $30
The ABBA Experience - A Tribute to ABBA Sat, Aug 30, 8pm
Lloyd Price - Rhythm & Blues "Mr. Personality" at, Sept 13, 8pm ($50 Pre-Sale Price)
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Bay Street Theater Comedy
Mon at 8pm
Tickets:, the box office or 631-725-9500
A Divine Evening with Charles Busch accompanied by Tom Judson ... July 26
Carlos Mencia...Aug 4
Mencia began his career doing stand-up on amateur night at the world renowned comedy club, Laugh Factory.  He later showcased at The Comedy Store and became a regular, performing nightly. After he found success on the L.A comedy circuit, Mencia was named "International Comedy Grand Champion" from Buscando Estrellas (the Latino version of Star Search). This led to appearances on In Living Color, The Arsenio Hall Show, Moesha and An Evening at the Improv.
Bob Marley ... Aug 11
Robert Klein ... Aug 18
Susie Essman...Aug 25
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The JC Players present Bye Bye Birdie
Fri, Aug 8 & Sat, Aug 9 at 8PM - Glendale-Maspeth United Methodist Church, 66-14 Central Ave, Glendale
Sun, Aug 10 & 17 at 3PM, Sat, Aug 16 at 8PM - United Methodist Church, 75-27 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village
Tickets: $18 adults, $15 children/srs (Sun matinees only)
Tickets: email or call 718-894-8654.
Director: Barbara Auriemma
Musical Director: Frank Auriemma
Choreographer: Christine Hinz
Taylor Abbruzzese … Ursula Merkle
Maliha Alam … Linda
Austin Auriemma … Conrad Birdie
Alicia Brosky … Rose Alvarez
Lauren Cassidy … Kim MacAfee
Daniella DiSanti … Martha
Alison Goldman … Penelope Ann Henkel
Charles Hinz … Maude, Reporter
Christine Hinz … Mae Peterson
Sharleen Hsu … Charity Garfein
Lyd Ia … Gloria Rasputin, Reporter
Victor Jaquez … Hugo Peabody
Jacob Lobosco … Karl
Julia Marshall … Randi MacAfee
Richard Miller … The Mayor
Megan Nystrom … Margie Johnson
Dennis Popp … Mr. Johnson
Melanie Pozarycki … Mrs. MacAfee
Will Rodriguez … Albert Peterson
Geri Schwartz … The Mayor's Wife
Kevin Singh … Harvey Johnson
Jillian Smith … Alice
Mark York … Mr. MacAfee



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What unique weapon was featured in the films The Tenth Victim and The Ambushers? Bonus*: Name the co-stars of each film.

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In 1928, what was the only word of dialogue in MGM's first picture with sound?  Bonus*: Name the film. 
Extra Bonus**: What now iconic symbol was first seen at the beginning of this film?
Answer: "Hello"
Bonus*: White Shadows in the South Seas
Extra Bonus**: Leo the Lion's roar
Winner(s): James Carey***


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One of the most famous lyricists of all time has had only one hit on Broadway.  One of his show's is based on a famous comic strip.  Can you name the lyricist and the show?
Bonuses: *Who wrote the music for the show?  **For which famous Hollywood musical did the composer write the songs?

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There are two Broadway musicals based on Homer's Odyssey, one in the Fifties, which had a modest run, and one in the Seventies, which is considered one of Broadway's legendary flops.  One of them is based on both the Odyssey and the Iliad.  Can you name the musicals?  Which one is based on both of Homer's epics?  Bonuses: *Who starred in the Seventies' production? **A famous rock singer did an adaptation for his club in Los Angeles.  Who is he, and what was the title?
Answer:  The Golden Apple (Alvin, 4/20/54-8/7/54, 125 perfs.); Home Sweet Homer (originally Odyssey--Palace 1/4/76-1/4/76, 1 perf.); The Golden Apple is based on both epics)
Bonus*:  Yul Brynner;
Bonus**: Prince adapted it for his club, Glam Slam; the title was Glam Slam Ulysses (Glam Slam, L. A., 1993)
Winner(s): Frank Tangredi*


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What three actors have won Tony Awards for playing real-life Presidents of the United States? Bonus*: Name the Presidents and plays as well.

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“Hey, Flagg, wait for Baby!” was the classic curtain line of what 1924 antiwar comedy-drama?
Bonus*: One co-author of the play had a record 19 plays selected for the annual Best Plays series. Name him.
Answer: What Price Glory?
Bonus*:  Maxwell Anderson
Winner(s): Peter Morrison*, Macey Levin*


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Which well-known newscaster narrated the TV series The Untouchables?
Answer:  Walter Winchell
Winner(s): Lon Shomer, Lloyd Baum, Len DeLorenzo, Peter David


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What did Bugs Bunny drink to become invisible?
Answer: Hare Remover
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HUMOR submitted by Rich McDermott
Merges:  Combinations of two (or more) show biz titles and the resulting plot.

Bambi grows up into studly stag and has an annual tryst with a doe already mated to another stag.  They meet once a year in the same secluded forest glen. 
Disney wisely decided to not make this one a musical.

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BORN 7/25
Actress Estelle Getty (The Golden Girls, Torch Song Trilogy) born 1923
Actress Barbara Harris (The Apple Tree) is 79
Actress Illeana Douglas (To Die For) is 49
Actor Matt LeBlanc (Friends) is 47
Actor Brad Renfro (The Client) born 1982
DIED 7/25
Musician Hiram Bullock (Late Night with David Letterman) – 2008 – Throat cancer
Actor Bruce Adler (Crazy For You) – 2008 – Liver cancer
Director John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy) - 2003 - Stroke
Singer Charlie Rich - 1995 - Blood clot

BORN 7/26
Lili Klein
Jack Seabury
Rich Martino
Director Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther, 10, etc.) born 1922
Musician Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) is 71
Actor Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, The Usual Suspects) is 55
Actress Sandra Bullock (Gravity, The Right Side) is 50
Actor Jeremy Piven (Entourage, Ellen) is 49
Actress Kate Beckinsale (Emma) is 41

BORN 7/27
Patrick Gerrity
TV producer Norman Lear (All in the Family) is 92
Actor Jerry Van Dyke (Coach) is 83
Actor John Pleshette is 72
Singer Bobbie Gentry (Ode to Billie Joe) is 70
Actress-director Betty Thomas (Hill Street Blues) is 66
Actor Maury Chaykin is 65
Singer/Actress Maureen McGovern (The Morning After, Little Women) is 65
Actress Janet Eilber (Stepping Out) is 63
Actress Roxanne Hart (Passion Play) is 62
DIED 7/27
Actor Geoffrey Hughes (Keeping Up Appearances) – 2012 – Prostate cancer
Actor/Singer Tony Martin (There’s No Tomorrow) – 2012 – Natural causes
Actor/Comedian Bob Hope - 2003 - Pneumonia

BORN 7/28
Actor Darryl Hickman is 83
Cartoonist Jim Davis (Garfield) is 69
Actress Linda Kelsey (Lou Grant) is 64
Actress Sally Struthers (All in the Family) is 66
Actress Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show) is 66
Actor Michael Hayden (Carousel) is 51
Actress Elizabeth Berkley (Showgirls) is 42
DIED 7/28
Actress Eileen Brennan (Private Benjamin) – 2013 – Bladder cancer
Actor Eugene Roche (Foul Play) - 2004 - Heart attack
Composer Frank Loesser (Guys & Dolls, H2$, etc.) - 1969 - Lung cancer
Actress Marie Dressler (Dinner at Eight) - 1934 - Cancer
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach - 1750 - Stroke

BORN 7/29
Actor Lloyd Bochner (Dynasty) born 1924
Actor David Warner (Time After Time, Time Bandits) is 73
Actress Alexandra Paul (Baywatch) is 51
Actor Rodney Allen Rippy is 46
Actor Wil Wheaton (Stand By Me, Star Trek:TNG) is 42
Actor Stephen Dorff (Backbeat) is 41
DIED 7/29
Mime Lorene Yarnell (Shields & Yarnell) – 2010 – Aneurysm
Broadcaster Tom Snyder (Tomorrow) – 2007 – Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Actor David Niven - 1983 - Lou Gehrig's disease

BORN 7/30
Actor Dick Wilson ("please don't squeeze the Charmin") born 1916
Actor Edd Byrnes (77 Sunset Strip) is 81
Director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show) is 75
Singer Paul Anka (Diana) is 72
Jazz musician David Sanborn is 69
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator) is 67
Actor William Atherton (Ghostbusters) is 67
Actor Jean Reno (The Specialist) is 66
Actor Frank Stallone is 64
Actor Ken Olin (thirtysomething) is 60
Actress Delta Burke (Designing Women) is 58
Actor Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) is 53
Actress Lisa Kudrow (Friends) is 51
Actress Vivica A. Fox (Independence Day) is 50
Actor Tom Green (Road Trip) is 43
Actress Christine Taylor (The Brady Bunch Movie) is 43
Actress Hilary Swank (Boys Don't Cry, Million Dollar Baby) is 40
DIED 7/30
Director Ingmar Bergman (Fanny & Alexander) – 2007
Lyricist Howard Dietz (That's Entertainment) - 1983 - Parkinson's disease
Actor Myron McCormick (South Pacific) - 1962 - Cancer

BORN 7/31
Actor Don Murray (Bus Stop) is 85
Actor Geoffrey Lewis is 79
Actress France Nuyen (The World of Suzie Wong) is 75
Actress Susan Flannery (The Bold and the Beautiful) is 71
Actress Geraldine Chaplin (Chaplin) is 70
Singer Gary Lewis is 68
Actor Barry Van Dyke (Diagnosis: Murder) is 63
Actor Michael Biehn (The Terminator) is 58
Actor Wesley Snipes (Passenger 57) is 52
Actor Dean Cain (Lois & Clark) is 48
Actor Loren Dean (Billy Bathgate) is 45
DIED 7/31
Actor Michael Ansara – 2013 – Alzheimer’s disease
Writer Gore Vidal (The Best Man) – 2012 – Pneumonia
Musician Mitch Miller (Sing-A-Long with Mitch) – 2010
Actor/Dancer Bobby Van (No No Nannette) - 1980 - Brain cancer
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