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Anyone interested in joining new theater improv group, meeting one evening a month at the Smithtown or Hauppauge library, email Norman at, or Bruce at

Bare Bones Theater Company One-Day Workshop - An Approach to Fight Choreography Led by guest artist Kara Haas
Feb 1 from 10AM to 5PM - This comprehensive introductory class is offered for only $99.  Reserve your place here.
Learn basic hand to hand stage combat techniques needed to create a safe and effective fight for the stage: falling, grappling, punches and kicks.  We will also cover how to connect combat techniques to text, character and intention, as well as recognizing cues the playwright gives to guide choreography, marrying the creative goals to the technical and safety needs, and developing efficient denotation of choreography. The workshop will involve both discussion and practical combat, so come ready to move!

Bare Bones Theater Company
Advanced acting skill is something we all possess by virtue of being human. ~The guiding principle of The Bare Bones Theater Company's acting school for adults.
Discover and cultivate your skill. Registration for the Spring Semester of adult acting classes is the week of Feb 9.
Classes begin the week of Feb 23 and meet at 57 Main St, Northport.
Each class meets ten times on a weekly basis followed by a Showcase.
Beginning Acting and Advanced Acting - Instructor: Lynn Antunovich
Intro to Improv and Advanced Improv  - Instructor: John Dorcic
Registration is by interview with the instructor.
Click here for registration procedure, info about class content and schedules, fees, and instructor profiles.
PLUS: A special Scene Study class of four sessions in March will be offered. Enrollment will be by audition. More details coming soon.

House for sale in Yaphank.  Perfect for a working couple (15 min from Ronkonkoma LIRR Sta) or single person. Great starter home. 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 if interested.

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


BroadHollow Theatre Company is looking to immediately fill several roles for the musical 1776: Dickinson, Rodney, Jefferson, McNair and Hopkins.   The show runs Feb 28 to April 4;  3 weeks at Bayway and 3 weeks at Elmont.  Contact Glen at with interest.

A Chorus Line @ Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center
25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY
Runs Feb 27 through March 21
Contact Michael Disher @
Casting the roles of:  Connie, Greg, Larry and cut dancers

FAME Theatrical Productions - Honey's School of Dance seeking performer ASAP for The Little Mermaid Jr.  Performance in Feb. Call 516-225-1088 or email  musicalgrl2003@gmails.
Jetsam- We are looking for ages between 9-15 years old. Must be able to sing, dance and act.

Suffolk Theatre Arts & Recreation is in need of two actors (16-25) for their upcoming production of Godspell (2012 Revival)
Jesus: Must be the most charismatic individual in the cast. High energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength. He is the sort of person others instinctively follow.
Celisse: The female equivalent of the class clown. Goofy and a cut-up. In the 2012 Broadway revival, she played several instruments, including conga, ukulele and guitar. Will be performing Learn Your Lessons Well.
Rehearsals will be every Sun, and late Mon and Wed nights in Nesconset. Performances will be March 27, 28, and 29. Must be available for all shows. Contact Nik at to set up an audition.

A Chorus Line @ Star Playhouse, 74 Hauppauge Rd, Commack 11725. Runs May 16-31. Contact Producer Beth Gilman at for appt this Sun, Jan 25 evening.  Casting the roles of:  Cassie, Paul, Bobby, Greg, Don


SoLuna Studio (659 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge) auditions for the LI Premiere of GHOST the Musical from 5-10pm on Thurs, Jan 22. You must call 631-761-6602 to schedule an audition time. ( We will be casting both teen & main stage on the same day. Rehearsals will be Thurs 6-9pm and Sat 3-6pm. Performances will be May/June. Prepare 32 bars of a song from the show and come prepared to dance/move.<Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page>

Second Stage Productions auditions for Twelve Angry Jurors. on Sat, Jan 24 in Amityville. Auditions are by appt only, email Brian at
Go to our website at for more info.

James Street Players auditions for Bye Bye Birdie on Sun, Jan 25 @  2PM at 21 James St in Babylon.  Production Dates: Apr 17, 18, 21, 24, 25 & 26. Rehearsals begin Mon, Jan 26 -- 7:30pm‑10PM and will continue every Mon, Wed and Sun (Sun Rehearsals 2PM) until production in April. No rehearsal Easter (4/5) The entire week of  Apr 12 is Dress Rehearsals with Full Orchestra. All auditioners should be 12+ and will be asked to read & dance. Be prepared to sing 16 bars in the style of the show. For more info contact us at

Eastline Productions Ltd, Wantagh is casting Neil Simon’s classic comedy, Plaza Suite.  Patrick A. Reilly, Director. Show runs March 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29. The show concerns 3 couples, who successively occupy the same suite at the Plaza Hotel in 1968. Seeking to cast 8 roles. All roles are open except the fiance and the bride. Auditions 8-10pm on Jan 26 & 28 at the theater. Each act will rehearse independently until the week before the show. Call Director with questions: 516 459-9402. <Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page>

Merrick Theatre, 2222 Hewlett Ave, Merrick (516) 868 6400, auditions for The Buddy Holly Story on Mon, Jan 26 and Thurs, Jan 29 at 7:30pm at the theatre. Director : Jim Redding / Musical Director : Nic Palmeri / Stg. Mgr. : Karen Brucia.  Looking to cast approx 12 versatile, wildly multi talented actors to bring this high energy imaginative telling of the life of rock and roll legend Buddy Holly to life. Have a song prepared; preferably a rock and roll, country, rock a billy song, appropriate to the era. Be available for ALL shows. <Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page>

The Minstrel Players of Northport auditions for Kaufman’s & Hart’s The Man Who Came to Dinner on Tues, 1/27 at 7:3 PM. Rehearsals will either be on Sun afternoons, Mon or Tues nights beginning on 2/17. Performances will be on Sat: 4/25 & 5/2 at 8PM and Sun: 4/26 & 5/3 at 3PM, at Houghton Hall Theatre, Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main St, Northport Village. Bring a resume and head shot. All parts open except for Whiteside & Miss Preen. For more info, call 631-732-2926 or visit

South Shore Theatre Experience auditions for The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter on Tues, Jan 27 from 7- 9pm at 315 W Montauk Hwy, Lindenhurst.  Show Dates March 27, 28, 29 & April 2, 3, 4 - must be available for ALL performances.  For more info or call 631-669-0506.

Andrean Players auditions for The Wizard of OZ on Wed, Jan 28, Thurs, Jan 29 and Fri, Jan 30 (Choose one date.) from 7-9:30pm at 35-60 158th St, Flushing 11358. Our theater is located directly underneath St. Andrew Avelino Church in Flushing, at Northern Blvd and 157th St. Enter through the Courtyard. Entrances are  in the middle of the block on 157th and 158th Sts btwn 35th Ave and Northern Blvd.
Required Material:
Head shot and resume (A photograph and hand-written resume are acceptable)
Sheet music for your audition: 16 bars ballad, 16 bars uptempo.
Be dressed and prepared to move/dance at the audition.
Because of the number of expected actors wishing to audition, no one will be seen without these requirements in place.


Douglaston Community Theatre auditions for The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney, Jr. on Mon, Feb 2 and Tues, Feb 3 at 7pm at Zion Church Parish Hall, Church St, 1 block n/of Northern Blvd & 2 blocks e/of Douglaston Pkwy, Douglaston, Queens. Performances will be in April and May. Casting 3 males and three females for  a play consisting of a series of vignettes all taking place in the dining room of a house. Will be looking to cast actors between the ages of 20 and 50 who can play different characters ranging in age from early childhood to old age. For more info, call Linda Hanson 516-374-7921.

Actors needed to perform their own 8-minute original, true story in the show (mostly) TRUE THINGS, a storytelling show with a twist. Each show features 4 detail-rich, true stories, 3 of which are told with distortions and little white lies woven into them. These are Moth-style stories about real experiences that can include characters. One story is told truthfully, with no distortions. After all the stories are shared, the audience questions the storytellers, then votes for who is telling the unvarnished truth. Winners get a prize, and then the whole truth is revealed about each story. This show is a great opportunity for actors to showcase themselves and share a slice of their own life in a theatrical way. Complete info is available on this website:  Show dates currently scheduled are Sat at 7pm: Jan 24, Feb 28 and March 21, at Performing Arts Studio of New York, 224 E Main St, Port Jefferson. Contact Jude Treder-Wolff at or 631-366-4265.

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts auditions for ages 12 and up for Violet on Mon, Feb 9 (7- 8pm – 12-16 year olds auditioning for Young Violet and 8-10:30PM – All other roles) at the theatre located at 2 E Main St, Smithtown. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN. Prepare 16-32 bars of music in a style appropriate to the show and be prepared to dance. A callback will be held on Tues, Feb 10 beginning at 7PM. Bring resume, head shot and sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. NO a capella auditions. This is a musically complex show that requires musical intelligence as well as skill. To learn more about Violet visit this link
We will be presenting the original 1997 version with some modifications from the revival. Performances: April 18 – May 17 – most Thurs and Fri eves, all Sat eve and Sun afternoons (no show Mother’s Day). All those cast must be available for a Thurs matinee performance on April 30. Rehearsals begin late Feb and will be every Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs eve as well as some weekends. Stipends are available for all performers 18 and over. Equity Guest Artist contracts available as needed. For add'l info email ONLY DO NOT CALL THE BOX OFFICE THEY HAVE NO ADD'L INFO OTHER THAN WHAT IS POSTED HERE.
Director – Ken Washington
Musical Director – Melissa Cowell
Choreographer – Melissa Rapelje
Producer – Kenneth J. Washington
Roles: the ensemble will be used extensively both vocally and for dance and musically staged numbers. The show requires a minimal amount of dance skills.
Character breakdown:
EARL: A strange character on the greyhound bus who sneaks smokes in the bathroom and is carrying a smelly suitcase he claims holds a flea circus. Actor doublings include: Radio Soloist, Waiter, Leroy Evans, Mechanic, and Bus Driver 3. Male, 50-70 yrs old Range: B3 - F5
FATHER: A simple, widowed man who lovingly raises his daughter alone doing the best he can with the little knowledge and resources he has to do so. Stern but friendly, smart but uneducated. Accidentally scars Violet’s face while he is chopping wood. Male, 35-45 yrs old Range: A3 - F5
FLICK: An African-American soldier; a dreamer and go-getter. He doesn’t enjoy the army, but enjoys the respect it garners him. There is something gentle, good about him, not to be interpreted or confused with weakness or lack of authority. Male, 20-30 yrs old Range: C4 - E6
GOSPEL SOLOIST: A member of the volunteer choir that sings for the Preacher’s telecast. Sings for God with passion and power. African-American. Actor doubles as Landlady and Woman Knitting. Female, 50-70 yrs old Range: F3 - G5
MABEL: A talkative woman on the greyhound bus who shares stories of her many husbands and how she loves gray eyes. Actor doubles as Music Hall Singer and Woman with Fan. Female, 35-45 yrs old Range: A3 - G5
MONTY: A paratrooper and Flick’s friend from basic training. Rough around the edges. Self-consumed, but not necessarily purposefully so. Fighting his own demons. Male, 20-30 yrs old Range: A3 - G5
OLD LADY: A former beauty in her heyday. Staunch, tired and frustrated with life. Actor doubles as Hotel Singer and Old Lady 2. Female, 55-65 yrs old Range: F3 - E5
PREACHER: An impassioned, theatrical man who preaches with all the bravado he can muster. Once had a true healing touch but has lost it in his quest to become a showman. Dismissive and egotistical. Actor doublings include: Bus Drive, Rufus, Radio Singer, and Bus Driver 4. Male, 30-40 yrs old Range: B3 - G5
VIOLET: The title character, a young North Carolina woman whose face was scarred in a childhood accident. She is stubborn and prickly, but filled with equal parts hope and obsession that she may heal and be made beautiful. Female, 20-35 yrs old Range: G3 - F5
VIRGIL: The Preacher’s assistant. Knows the smoke & mirrors of the Preacher’s show and must begrudgingly deal with anyone who might derail it. Actor doublings include: Billy Dean, Creepy Guy, Radio Singer, and Bus Driver 2. Male, 20-25 yrs old Range: B3 - B5
YOUNG VI: Not quite as guarded or prickly as her older self, but still tough and stubborn. She has a keen curiosity and the rough edges of being brought up solely by her father. Female, 10-13 yrs old Range: A3 - E5 (Will consider up to 16 years of age who can reasonably look 10 -13 years of age)
ROLES REQUIRING DOUBLING MAY BE CAST WITH MORE THAN ONE ACTOR OR ACTRESS. Size of cast will be between 11 and 15 performers including Young Violet.

Arena Players Theatre Company will be performing this summer:
Twelfth Night will be presented in July.  We are looking for male and female actors for all characters.
Othello, The Black of Angola will be presented in Aug.  We are looking for male and female actors for all characters.
Anyone interested should send picture and resume to


Actor needed for one role in Studio Theatre's upcoming production of The Columnist (playing March 6 thru 22): a charming male Russian KGB agent,in his 30's who is able to seduce American conservative columnist Joe Alsop, which leads to the blackmail of the newspaperman. Contact Director David Dubin at

Professional Murder Mystery company seeks experienced interactive theater actors
March 21 private event in western Suffolk. Paid gig.
Currently casting:
Female 20-40 Italian look preferred but could be any ethnicity
Male 20-40 Italian
Male 30-60 Italian; husky
Male 40-60 Italian gangster type; suave
Cate text link: 631-835-0634 or email

Seeking actors for the original A Show Dog's Tale to be performed at Northport Festival on April 19 @ 3pm & 7:30pm. Contact Nancie Xirinachs c:(631)637-2551 A Show Dog's Tale is a unique comedy that explores issues of prejudice, bigotry insecurity and family values told through a 'dog's eyes.' Improving Encouraged...Imagination Required.
Margo: “Afghan Hound” Female - An elegant beauty, Margo is classy & reserved..She strives to be in control of most situations & is very stern about her views on life..she has many trophies, but feels as though there is something missing in her life.  <Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page>

Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc. is casting two females (ages 18-35) for fairy tale characters such as the Wicked Witch and the Ugly Duckling, as well as, one male (ages 18-35) for a fairy tale character (Pig) in Shrek.  Kevin Harrington, producer/director; Sue Sussman, musical director. Weekday evening rehearsals. Weekend performances and school vacation week daytime performances running from Feb 7-28.  Per performance stipend provided.  For an audition appt call (516) 599-6870 or e-mail

Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc. seeks actors with weekday availability for their arts-in-education production of The Wizard of Oz for the roles of The Tinman, The Lion, and Aunt Em/Glinda. Performance run is March 7- April 27 (approx 30 performances within that time period). Per performance stipend provided.  For an audition appt call (516) 599-6870 or e-mail

Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc. seeks multi-talented performers w/outstanding dance skills for West Side Story. Kevin Harrington, producer/director; Jeanie Nannarone, choreographer; Joseph Pallotta, Conductor. Rehearsals begin May 25. Performance run:  July 10-Aug 9 (approx 25 performances including 4 weekday matinees within that time period). The show will perform in outdoor venues accompanied by full orchestra and in smaller venues accompanied by a combo. E-mail pictures/resumes and/or questions to (subject line: West Side Story Casting). Project stipend offered. For college students who are home for the Dec/Jan intercession, we will audition in Jan.


The Cabaret Singers audition for NYC Contemporary Musical Theater Showcase at The Metropolitan Room in mid April with award-winning NYC Musical Director Darius Frowner. (Darius Fowner plays for Norm Lewis: Phantom, Porgy and Bess, Les Mis, etc.) Rehearsals are in Huntington. Minimal time commitment. The 7 cast members will each sing 3 solos and the finale. A professional CD of the show will be recorded. Call Director Linda Ray at 631 673-5577 or 631 335-2587 to schedule an audition by Feb 1.


HUNTINGTON JEWISH CENTER PARK AVENUE PLAYERS seeking musicians to round out the orchestra in KISS ME, KATEViolin, Cello, Trombone, Drummer. Rehearsals are held Sun mornings from 10am-Noon at 510 Park Ave, Huntington. Performance Dates: Sat, Feb 28 & March 7 at 8PM and Sun, March 1 & 8 at 3PM. Also need to be available tech week of Feb 22. Contact Ken Gold, Music Director at or call (516) 526-7531 with any questions or for further info.

Immediate need for musicians for Fiddler on the Roof at the Plainview Jewish Center. Looking for a violin player and a trombone player. Performances are March 7 @ 8PM, March 8 @ 3PM, March 14 @ 8PM and March 15 @ 3PM. Orchestra rehearsals begin on Sun, Feb 8. Contact Stuart Haimes 516-319-9099 for info.


FAME Theatrical Productions - Honey's School of Dance - Stage manager and Sound person needed ASAP for production of The Little Mermaid Jr. performance in Feb. Call for inquiry. 516-225-1088

THINKBIG! THEATER ARTS SEEKS DIRECTOR FOR NYC FESTIVAL PREMIERE OF ORIGINAL TYA MUSICAL COMEDY - ThinkBIG! Theater Arts seeks a creative, experienced director to lead cast and crew on its world premiere of Sue Ology and the (Possibly) Haunted House, a Theater for Young Audiences musical that mixes comedy and chills as well as science and the (possibly) supernatural.
BASICS: This production is part of the NY Children’s Theater Festival and will take place May 1-3, over 4 matinee performances at The Player’s Theater (Off-B'way venue). Subsequent booking already secured, with more bookings very likely. Reimbursements for NYC travel expenses, along with small stipend. Excellent oppt'y to build resume and to possibly join the SDC.
Qualifications: ThinkBIG! views Theater for Young Audiences as a culturally valuable art form worthy of deep creative consideration; the right director must share that philosophy and have a resume that reflects strong respect for the genre. Experience with puppetry and creative on-stage effects valued but not required. Director must be able to work alongside playwright and lyricist/composer in developing this world premiere.
ABOUT US: ThinkBIG! Theater Arts has already performed the original play “Mythos” as part of the 2014 NYCTF and has taken that production to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Later this year, ThinkBIG! will be working in studio to perform before a live audience as well as in classrooms across the nation via live-streaming as part of the Virtual Arts TV Educational Festival. In short, the creative team behind ThinkBIG! intends to grow the company and the resumes of all who join the team. We have every intention of promoting “Sue Ology” and look forward to seeing where this new adventure will take us.
If you’re as excited about Theater for Young Audiences as we are, contact Producer Heather Van Velsor at To learn more about us, visit No phone calls. You will be contacted to set up an interview.

Spotlight Children’s Theatre seeks an ASSISTANT DIRECTOR for our Spring show. We are a children’s acting academy with 10-12 weeks of rehearsals culminating in a musical production. Our children range in age from 5-12. Other staff includes a Producer, Director, Musical Director and 1 other Assistant. Two locations to chose from:  Oceanside on Wed from 4-6PM and/or Long Beach on Thurs from 4:30-6:30PM beginning Feb. Salaried position. Contact Nancy Sullivan at YOU MUST LIVE IN NASSAU COUNTY OR WESTERN QUEENS.

THE TATTOOED ANGEL...LOOKING FOR A SEASONED DIRECTOR FOR OUR NEXT NYC show.  Initial meetings in March...and production whenever we are ready...spring/summer 2015. Contact (with bio):

Pendragon Theatre, a small professional theatre located in the Adirondack mountains, is seeking a Technical Director for its 2015 summer season. This season, entitled Tributes includes the following shows:
Snow Queen adapted from Hans Christian Andersen story.
Tintypes. A musical conceived by Mary Kyte with Mel Marvin and Gary Pearle
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
The Seagull by Anton Chekhov. New adaptation by Anya Reiss.
The Technical Director will be expected to build sets for all summer shows, orchestrate load in and load out of sets, as well as striking of sets. The TD will attend all tech rehearsals and all tours of summer shows. General maintenance for and help with renovations on the theatre and the theatre-owned apartment building also expected. Dates: Memorial Day - Labor Day. Salary: $350 per week, housing provided. Send resume and references to Tara Palen at and Karen Kirkham at

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts is seeking Experienced Stage Managers for its upcoming productions of Hounds of the Baskervilles and Violet. Qualified candidates should send their resume to Salary commensurate with experience.

Douglaston Community Theater (DCT) is seeking a set builder and lighting/sound technician for our Spring show and future productions. Stipend offered. Show is in April/May. The theater is close to the Douglaston LIRR station in Queens. Call Micheal Wolf at 718 347-5732, or e-mail resumes to

HUNTINGTON JEWISH CENTER PARK AVENUE PLAYERS seeking Costumer for KISS ME, KATE. Performance Dates: Sat, Feb 28 & March 7 at 8PM and Sun, March 1 & 8 at 3PM.  Send e-mail to or call 631-495-3452 ASAP for further info.

Costumer and Stage Manager needed for Long Beach Theatre Guild’s April production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Salaried positions. Will train if limited experience. Call Nancy Sullivan at 516.662.6969 or email

Merrick Theatre is looking for teachers for our Spring Theatre Arts Classes and also for our Summer Camp. The spring session starts Feb 2.  Teachers need experience in Theatre Arts.  If interested, reply to

The Parkside Players presents Private Lives by Noel Coward on Feb 21, 22, 27, 28 March 1, 6 & 7, Fri/Sat 8pm & Sun 2pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 71st Rd & Union Tpke, Forest Hills. Seeking Set builders, designers, crew, costumer, ushers and other production positions. If interested, E-mail the producers for an interview.

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SAT, JAN 24 2-4PM
90B Washington Dr, Centerport 11721
Open to adults, teens and youth (grades 5 and older). LIMITED SEATING
Seminar Only - $25
Seminar & Participant (limited to 12) - $40
Dr. Karen Van Houten, Artistic Director
Have you ever wondered about the voices behind you favorite cartoons, video games and anime? Voice actress, casting director and voice director, Brittany Lauda, is here to unveil the mystery! Brittany Lauda is a Harborfields High School alumnus who has been working in the voice acting field for six years. She will be sharing some information about the business, what she does, and how she got where she is today (including showing some of her work). Brittany has worked on original animation, anime, video games, and even apple apps for Hasbro. Following her lecture, she will call up a limited number of participants to engage in mock auditions - using completely original audition sides she created - and provide feedback. She will then open the seminar to questions from the audience. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to catch a glimpse of the unique field of voice acting and directing! Find out more about Brittany at, BrittanyLaudaVO, or catch her on YouTube at .

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:  and supply resume, available hours, salary requirement, and a brief description of your abilities. No phone calls.

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


After Sex, Then What? @ Arena Repertory Players 1/25

Time Stands Still @ Hampton Theatre Company 1/25

The Wizard of Oz @ Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts 1/25

12 Angry Men @ Star Playhouse 1/25

Afterplay @ Studio Theatre 1/25

Little Shop of Horrors @ Cultural Arts Playhouse Plainview 1/25

The Graduate @ Heights Players of Brooklyn 1/25


Five Women Wearing the Same Dress @ South Shore Theatre Experience 1/23 - 31

Office Hours @ Broadhollow Elmont Theatre 1/24

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South Shore Theatre Experience presents Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
315 West Montauk Hwy, Lindenhurst 11757
Jan 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 @ 8pm; Jan 25 @ 3pm
All Tickets $15
Tickets/info 631-669-0506 and leave a message or visit
To order tickets online:
Directed by Martin Knapp
Mary Ann Cafiero
Susan Dorsey-Nelson
Rebecca Hayes
Natalie Knapp
Thea Sieban
Dan Hayes
THE STORY: During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit.
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John W. Engeman Theater presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Thurs, Jan 22 - March 8
Thurs/Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm and 8pm, Sun 2pm
Tickets/Info: $59 - (631) 261-2900,, or Box Office at 250 Main St, Northport
Mary Sean Young (Masha)
Kevin Pariseau (Vanya)
Laurie Dawn (Sonia)
Stephen Mark Lukas (Spike)
Isabel Santiagio (Cassandra)
Megan Yelany (Nina) 
Production Team:
Directed and produced by RICHARD T. DOLCE
TRISTAN RAINES (Costume Design)
KATE ASHTON (Lighting Design)
LAURA FREY (Sound Design)
Vanya and Sonia have never left the confines of their childhood home in Bucks County, PA, while their sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress. A surprise visit from Masha and her 20-something boy toy, Spike, throws the normally quiet household into utter upheaval as its residents and visitors get swept up in an intoxicating mixture of lust, rivalry, regret and the sudden possibility of escape.
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BroadHollow Theatre Company presents Office Hours
Elmont Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke, Elmont
Sat, Jan 24, 31 & Feb 7 at 8pm
Sun, Jan 25, Feb 1 & 8 at 2:30pm
Fri, Jan 30 at 8pm
Wed, Feb 4 at 2pm & 8pm
Tickets: $23 adults, $21 srs (over 65), $18 stud, $14 <12 in advance. All tickets $25 at the door
Info/reservations (516) 775-4420 or (631) 581-2700 or
Eric Clavell
Ginger Dalton
Patti Damon
Evan Donnellan
Michael Freed
Gary Tifeld
Producer:  Robert O'Neill
Director:  Marian Waller
Comedy by Norm Foster a/k/a “The Canadian Neil Simon”.  Office Hours takes place in six different city offices at approximately the same time on a Friday afternoon, and the stories that take place in each of these offices are cleverly intertwined.  It’s a wild ride with an ending that sends the audience into a collective howl.
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Riverhead Faculty Community Theatre (RFCT) presents Godspell
North Shore United Methodist Church, 260 Route 25A, Wading River
Sales will benefit construction of The Good Samaritan House, a mission house which will serve the needs of surrounding communities.
Sat, Feb 7 at 7:30PM and Sun, Feb 8 at 2:30PM
Tickets: $20 adults, $15 stud/srs can be purchased online at
Producers; Glenn Abramowitz, Jan McGoey and Laura Pearsall
Cast includes:
Jesus; Patrick O’Brien
Judas/John the Baptist; John Hudson
With Glenn Abramowitz, Linda Aydinian, Julie Crowley, Manning Dandridge, Nancy DiGirolamo, Patti Hautsch, Jan McGoey, Peter Nolan and Fred Nydegger
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Mattituck Musical Theater Company presents Bye Bye Birdie
Mattituck High School Auditorium
Feb 5, 6, 7 @ 7:30pm
Tickets (Sold at the Door) $10 Gen Adm; Kids (12 & under) $5
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Theatre By The Bay presents The Sound Of Music
Bay Terrace Garden Jewish Center, 13-00 209 St, Bayside 11360
Sat at 8:30 pm: March 7, 14, 21
Sunday at 3pm: March 8, 15, 22
Tickets: $22- Adults, $20- Senior & child
Call (718) 428-6363, or visit
Director- Lawrence F. Bloom
Musical Director- Alan Baboff
Choreographer- Chery Manniello
Producers- Lawrence F. Bloom,
Barbara Koenig & Martha Stein
Maria Rainer- Amanda Braverman
The Mother Abbess- Andria Amarosa
Sister Berthe- Pamela Merrill
Sister Margaretta- Sue Fiebert
Sister Sophia- Cathy Cosgrove
Sister Bernice- Fern Nash
Capt Georg vonTrapp- Eli Koenig
Franz, the butler- Nick Cuttonaro
Frau Schmidt, housekeeper- Sharri Mandel
Liesl- Morgan Schabhuttl
Friedrich- Ryan Backer
Louisa- Faith Mosley
Kurt- Ryan O'Connor
Brigitta-Tess Robin
Marta- Maddie Greenberg
Gretl- Aviva Kaufman
Rolf Gruber- Peter Zhon
Elsa Schraeder- Lila Edelkind
Max Detweiler- John Canning
Herr Zeller- Richard Carlan
Mrs. Zeller- Marguerite Giacalone
Baron Elberfeld- Larry Bloom
Baroness Elberfeld- Lee Newman
A New Postulant- Nicole O'Connor
Admiral Von Schreiber- Lillian Kowalsky
Novice Nuns- Rebecca Falik,
Allya Shon, Nicole O'Connor,
Arianne Shapiro
Stage Mgr- Barbara Koenig
House Mgr- Martha Stein
Asst Stage Mgr- Steve Edelkind
Costumer- Chery Manniello
Set Design & Painting- Barry Stein
Scenic Design & Props- Lila Edelkind
Lighting- Glenn Rivano
Sound- Richard Allman
Graphics- Daren Koniuk
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Bay Street Theater and the Sag Harbor Center for the Arts presents Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas and a Special Guest
All concerts start at 8pm
Tickets: $20 gen adm
Info/tickets: Box Office Tues-Sat 11am–5pm, 631-725-9500 or
Nancy Atlas and her band of Journeymen have been dominating the East End Music scene on LI for many years. Known for her raw, live performances and stellar songwriting Nancy and her band, The Nancy Atlas Project, have opened for almost everyone under the sun. To name a few: Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Toots and the Maytals, Jimmy Buffett, Crosby, Stills and Nash... the list goes on and on. The reason is simple. When people want a solid act to open their show and get the crowd warmed up, they call Nancy and her boys because they know they will deliver. Every time.
Jan 23/24 – Randi Fishenfeld (Violinist Extraordinaire)
Jan 30 – Bill Sims Jr. (Blues Guitarist Vocalist)



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Pauline Gough at Smithtown Center and STAR Playhouse
The Wizard of Oz at Smithtown Performing Arts  Saturday matinee. 
The show was a children's theater production, but it made me feel like a child again! The casting was wonderful, especially Bill Kahn as the Cowardly Lion, Michael McAuliffe as the Tinman, Hans Paul Hendrickson as the Scarecrow (Both great dancers) and last but not least Sarah Juliano as Dorothy.  She was perfect.  I must also give a shout out to Brian Frank who had to go from a Kansas accent to the crazy guard of Oz!  And, DeAnna Mato who shone as the good witch Glinda.The kids were cute too!  The theater was very cold, so if you go to see the last few performances dress up warm!
12 Angry Men at the Star Playhouse  Sunday matinee.
I went to see the show because it had so many of my men friends in it!   I was well rewarded; by the new comers too.  All twelve were well cast by Tim Conlon.  When an actor sheds real tears on stage you know that he immersed himself in the character, that was the last hold out, played by Steve Fallis, he was brilliant!  The always convincing Joe Mantello got the other eleven to agree that there was doubt!  Lenny Klein gave some needed emotion to the other rather vociferous voices, just proving that do not have to be loud to be heard, or to get your point across.  I really did enjoy it.  Thanks guys!



ed. asks...
What actor has to cover his arm with make-up when he performs to mask tattoos which proclaim his love for "Mom and Dad in Scotland"?

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Last Week's Stumper
This huge film star made her screen debut rowing a boat in a background scene.  Name the star.  Bonus*: Name the film.
Answer:  Marilyn Monroe
Bonus*: ScuddaHoo! Scuuda-Hay!
Winner(s): ;- (


Peter Morrison asks...
In which musical does Fred Astaire act as a guardian for his off-stage sister, Adele, who plays his harum-scarum ward.
Bonus*: One of the songs in the show was sung and danced by Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in the forties film Ziegfeld Follies.  What is its title and who wrote music and lyrics?

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Last Week's Stumper
This musical from the Thirties is said to have the score more closely integrated into the plot than any musical before it.  The music takes the winner of a beauty contest to a marital reject because she can't bake corn muffins.  Name the musical, the composer, and the lyricist.  Bonus*: What is the name of character in question?
Answer: Of Thee I Sing (Music Box/46th Street, 12/26/31-1/14/33; 441 perfs.); George and Ira Gershwin
Bonus*:  Diana Devereaux
Winner(s): Penny Dale*, Frank Tangredi*
Honorable Mention: Bob Budnick


Frank Tangredi asks...
Frank Langella won the first of his three Tony Awards in 1975 for a rather unusual role. Name the play and the author. What was his role?
Bonus*: What major movie star made her second – and final – Broadway appearance in the female lead?

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Last Week's Stumper
This British play depicted the encounter between the Spanish conquistador Pizarro and the Incan emperor Atahuallpa. What was the play and who wrote it?
Bonus*: Soon to become famous in other media, what son of a well-known actor played Atahuallpa in the original 1965 New York production?
Answer:  The Royal Hunt of the Sun; Peter Shaffer
Bonus*:   David Carradine
Winner(s): Peter Morrison*


Jan. 23, 1964 - Arthur Miller's "After the Fall" opens with Jason Robards,Jr. starring.

Jan. 26, 1975 - Deborah Kerr and Barry Nelson open in the Edward Albee play "Seascape."

Jan 26, 1988 - With Michael Crawford behind the mask, "The Phantom of the Opera" opens with $16 million in advance ticket sales.

Jan. 27, 1982 - The musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" transfers from off-Broadway to the Royale Theatre and runs for 824 performances.

Jan. 28, 1958 - Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" opens off-Broadway.

Jan. 29, 1947 - Ed Begley stars in the opening of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons."


ed. asks...
On M*A*S*H, B.J. Hunnicutt often pined for his wife and daughter back home.  What were their names?

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Last Week's Stumper
Elizabeth Montgomery played dual roles on Bewitched.  We know her as Samantha Stevens but what was the name of her cousin, whom she also portrayed? 
Bonus*: What name was credited with the role?
Answer:  Serena
Bonus*: Pandora Sparks
Winner(s): Stacey Leeds, Frank Tangredi


ed. asks...
Vinko Bogataj has been seen on ABC-TV weekly for many years.  What does he do?

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Last Week's Stumper
The actor and actress who played the roles of an Irish father and his daughter in the original musical were still alive at the time the movie version was made (approx 20 years later - *HINT* - it was avoided for socio-political reasons) but died within a year of each other shortly after the film version came to theaters. Name the musical.  Bonus*: Name the original performers and the film actors who reprised the roles.
Answer:  Finian's Rainbow
Bonus*:  Show: Albert Sharpe and Ella Logan Film: Fred Astaire and Petula Clark
Winner(s): Karla Osuna*, Frank Tangredi*

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

Charlton Heston lands on a strange world ruled by simians, where he also runs into Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Robby the Robot.

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Celebrity births/deaths by Gary Tifeld
Happy Birthday to all you LI Theater Folks

BORN 1/23
Actor Randolph Scott born 1898
Actor Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon) born 1899
Actor Dan Dureya born 1907
Comic Ernie Kovacs born 1919
Actress Florence Halop (Night Court) born 1923
Actress Jeanne Moreau is 87
Actor Swen Swenson (Little Me) born 1930
Actress Chita Rivera (West Side Story, The Rink, ...Spider Woman) is 82
Actress Arlene Golonka (The In-Laws) is 76
Actor Gil Gerard (Buck Rogers) is 72
Actor Rutger Hauer (Nighthawks) is 71
Actor Richard Gilliland (Designing Women) is 65
Actor Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver) is 65
Actress Gail O'Grady (NYPD Blue) is 52
Actress Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order) is 51
Actress Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (Saved By the Bell) is 41
Actor Patrick Levis (Big: The Musical) is 33
DIED 1/23
Johnny Carson (The Tonight Show) – 2005 – Emphysema
Actress Nell Carter (Ain't Misbehavin') - 2003 - Complications from diabetes
Actor Freddie Bartholomew - 1992 - Emphysema
Actor Ian Wolfe - 1992 - Natural causes
Director George Cukor - 1983 - Heart failure
Paul Robeson - 1976
Alexander Woollcott - 1943

BORN 1/24
Angela Grimaldi
Sue Jeffares
Actress Estelle Winwood born 1883
Actor Ernest Borgnine (Marty) born 1917
Choreographer Donald Saddler (No No Nannette) born 1918
Actor Jerry Maren (The Wizard of Oz) is 95
Actor Marvin Kaplan (Alice) is 91
Dancer Maria Tallchief born 1925
Actor Michel Serrault (La Cage Aux Folles) born 1928
Singer Neil Diamond (Song Sung Blue) is 74
Singer Aaron Neville (The Neville Brothers) is 74
Actress Sharon Tate (Valley of the Dolls) born 1943
Actor Michael Ontkean (Slap Shot) is 69
Actor Michael Des Barres (Roseanne) is 67
Actor John Belushi (SNL) born 1949
Comedian Yakov Smirnoff is 64
Actress Irene Miracle (Midnight Express) is 61
Actress Elaine Giftos is 61
Actress Nastassja Kinski (Tess) is 55
Actor Matthew Lillard (Scream) is 45
Actress Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) is 36
DIED 1/24
Actor James Farentino – 2012 – Heart failure
Actor Pernell Roberts (Trapper John M.D.) – 2010 – Pancreatic cancer
Actor Chris Penn (At Close Range) – 2006 – Enlarged heart
Dancer Fayard Nicholas (The Nicholas Brothers) – 2006 – Pneumonia/stroke
Actor Gordon MacRae (Oklahoma, Carousel) - 1986 - Cancer
Writer Otto Harbach (No No Nannette) – 1963

BORN 1/25
Heather Krajewski
Writer W. Somerset Maugham born 1874
Actress Mildred Dunnock (Death of a Salesman) born 1901
Actor King Donovan born 1918
Newscaster Edwin Newman born 1925
Actress Elizabeth Allen (Do I Hear a Waltz?) born 1929
Actor Dean Jones (Company) is 84
Actress Diana Hyland (Eight is Enough) born 1936
Singer Etta James (At Last) born 1938
Actor Gregory Sierra (Barney Miller) is 74
Director Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) is 72
Actress Leigh Taylor-Young is 63
Actress Ruth Williamson (Guys & Dolls) is 61
Actress Jennifer Lewis (Jackie's Back) is 58
Actress Dinah Manoff (Empty Nest, Grease) is 57
DIED 1/25
Composer Jonathan Larson (Rent) - 1996 - Aneurysm
Actor William Sylvester (2001: A Space Odyssey) - 1995
Actress Lilian Bond - 1991 - Heart attack
Actress Ava Gardner (The Barefoot Contessa) - 1990 - Bronchial pneumonia
Dancer Adele Astaire - 1981 - Stroke
Writer Isobel Lennart (Funny Girl) - 1971 - Car accident
Dancer Irene Castle - 1969

BORN 1/26
Dan Rice
Actress Zara Cully (The Jeffersons) born 1892
Maria Von Trapp born 1905
Character actor Charles Lane (year uncertain 1899 or 1905)
Composer Jimmy Van Heusen (Swinging on a Star) born 1913
Actor William Prince born 1913
Actor Vito Scotti born 1918
Actor Paul Newman (Our Town) born 1925
Actor William Redfield (...Cuckoo's Nest) born 1927
Director Roger Vadim (And God Created Woman) born 1928
Writer Jules Feiffer (Little Murders) is 86
Actor Bob Uecker (Mr. Belvedere) is 80
Actor Alex Colon born 1941
Director Henry Jaglom (Eating) is 74
Actor Scott Glenn (The Right Stuff) is 73
Writer Christopher Hampton (Les Liasons Dangerous) is 69
Critic Gene Siskel born 1946
Actor Patrick Dewaere born 1947
Actor David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck, Lincoln) is 66
Actor Walt Willey (All My Children) is 64
Actor Richard Portnow is 62
Musician Eddie Van Halen is 60
Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres is 57
Actress Louanne (Oh God Book II) is 45
DIED 1/26
Actor Robert Hegyes (Welcome Back Kotter) – 2012 – Heart attack
Singer Gladys Horton (The Marvelettes) – 2011 – Stroke complications
Actor Jose Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac) - 1992 - Cancer
Actor Edward G. Robinson - 1973 - Cancer
Actress Grace Moore - 1947 - Plane crash

BORN 1/27
Wofgang Amadeus Mozart born 1756
Writer Lewis Carroll born 1832
Composer Jerome Kern (Showboat) born 1885
Composer/Lyricist Buddy G. (George Gard) DeSylva born 1895
Actor Howard McNear (The Andy Griffith Show) born 1905
Actress Benay Venuta born 1911
Bandleader Skitch Henderson born 1918
Actress Donna Reed (It’s A Wonderful Life) born 1921
Actor Troy Donahue born 1936
Actress Mimi Rogers (The Rapture) is 59
Actress Bridget Fonda (Single White Female) is 51
Actor Alan Cumming (Cabaret) is 50
Actress Tamlyn Tomita (24) is 49
DIED 1/27
Musician Pete Seeger (Where Have All the Flowers Gone?) – 2014 – Natural causes
Comedian Charlie Callas – 2011
Actress Zelda Rubinstein (Poltergeist) – 2010 – Multi-organ failure
Actor Tige Andrews (The Mod Squad) – 2007 – Cardiac arrest
TV Writer Bob Carroll Jr. (I Love Lucy) – 2007
TV Personality Jack Paar – 2004
Wrestler turned actor H.B. Haggerty – 2004 – Stroke
Actor Claude Akins – 1994 – Cancer
Wrestler turned actor Andre the Giant – 1993 – Heart attack
Actress Lilli Palmer – 1986 – Cancer
Actor Oskar Homolka – 1978 – Pneumonia
Singer Mahalia Jackson – 1972 – Heart disease
Director John Farrow – 1963 – Heart attack
Composer Giuseppe Verdi (Aida) – 1901

BORN 1/28
Christine Blake
Dan Kennedy
Actor Spiro Malas (The Most Happy Fella) is 82
Actor Alan Alda (M*A*S*H) is 79
Actor Joel Crothers (Dark Shadows) born 1941
Actor John Beck (The Other Side of Midnight) is 72
Actress Marthe Keller (Marathon Man) is 70
Actress Karen Lynn Gorney (Saturday Night Fever) is 70
Actress Susan Buckner (Grease) is 62
Actress Harley Jane Kozak (Parenthood) is 58
Director Frank Darabont (The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption) is 56
Actor Keith Hamilton Cobb (All My Children) is 53
Singer Sarah McLachlan is 47
Comedian Mo Rocca (The Daily Show) is 46
Actor/Singer Joey Fatone (N’Sync) is 38
Actor Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings…) is 34
DIED 1/28
Actor Joe Viterelli (Analyze This) – 2004 – Stomach hemorrhage
Actor Dean Dittman (On the 20th Century) – 1989
Actor Roger De Koven (Funny Girl, Strider) – 1988
Actor Burt Mustin – 1977 – Natural causes

BORN 1/29
Mark Kohn
Laura Valenti
Playwright Anton Chekhov (The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull, etc.) born 1860
Actor W.C. Fields born 1880
Actor Victor Mature (Samson & Delilah) born 1913
Actor John Raitt (Carousel, The Pajama Game) born 1917
Actor John Forsythe (Dynasty) born 1918
Lyricist Leslie Bricusse (The Candy Man) is 84
Actress Katharine Ross (The Graduate, Butch Cassidy…) is 75
Actress Kathryn Leigh Scott (Dark Shadows) is 71
Actor Tom Selleck (Magnum P.I.) is 70
Actor Marc Singer (Beastmaster) is 67
Actress Ann Jillian (Jennifer Slept Here) is 65
Actor Court Miller (Torch Song Trilogy) born 1952
Actor Paul Fusco (ALF) is 64
Actor Terry Kinney is 61
Oprah Winfrey is 61
Actress Judy Norton-Taylor (The Waltons) is 57
Greg Louganis is 55
Actor Matthew Ashford (Days of Our Lives) is 55
Actor Nicholas Turturro (NYPD Blue) is 53
Actress Sara Gilbert (Roseanne) is 40
Actor Sam Jaeger (Eli Stone) is 38
Actor Andrew Keegan (The Broken Hearts Club) is 36
Actor Jason James Richter (Free Willy) is 35
DIED 1/29
TV Director John Rich (All in the Family) – 2012
Actor Joe Viterelli (Analyze This) – 2004 – Stomach hemorrhage
Actor Harold Russell (The Best Years of our Lives) - 2002 - Heart attack
Director Morton DaCosta (Auntie Mame) - 1989 - Heart failure
Actor Leif Erickson - 1986 - Cancer
Actor Jimmy Durante - 1980 - Pneumonia
Actor Freddie Prinze (Chico and the Man) - 1977 - Suicide
Actor Alan Ladd (Shane) - 1964 - Cerebral edema

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