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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. ~ Joshua J. Marine


SUNSHINE / STORMY WEATHER

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MEMBER TO MEMBER

Studio Theatre's new website studiotheatreli.com should be operational by this weekend.
In the meantime, like us on facebook; studio theatre long island. We will have an open house fundraiser on New Year's Eve. All former Studio performers are invited to either sing a song at the piano, or feel free to give us a small monetary donation. We will be serving wine, cheese, hors d'oeuvres, dessert, coffee and champagne. Doors open at 8pm.
Studio Theatre, 141 South Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst 11757
Contact David Dubin - Executive Artistic Director - ddubinstudio@gmail.com

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. 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 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!!
Plaza Theatricals is casting the Neil Simon comedy, Plaza Suite.  Performance run is Jan 9 through March 29 (approx 20 performances within that time period).  Per performance stipend offered.  For add'l info and/or audition appt, call (516) 599-6870.

EMERGENCY!!
EastLine Theater in Wantagh has an immediate casting need for a male actor who can play an 18-year-old British student in the play the History Boys (anyone in his early 20s who is clean shaven will work) Must be able to do a English, Irish or Scottish accent. The play runs from 1/09 to 1/18. E-mail eastlinetheatre@gmail.com or call/text 516-384-9706 if you're interested or need more info. Rehearsals have already started, so this role needs to be filled now.

EMERGENCY!!
Broadhollow Theater Company is seeking African American Actors with weekday day availability to perform in a educational Black History piece. Featuring characters such as Langston Hughes, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and others. The show will be performed  at the Bayway Art Center in E Islip and the Broadhollow Theater in Elmont. Actors must be available Jan 26 through Feb 27, but not the week of Feb 16. If interested, send head shot and resume to JasonPAllyn@aol.com.

EMERGENCY!!
CASTING ASAP FOR CHOSEN
Need ONE LEADING ACTOR & ONE LEADING ACTRESS for original one act play to be performed at Winter One Act Festival at Manhattan Rep Theater Jan 7-10. (Non AEA/No pay) *Rehearsals on LI. Contact/send pic & resume to Shari.umansky@gmail.com
Casting the following roles::
John Crisdell, (age range 25-35 years old) drug addict
Zizi Benedek, (age range 25-35 years old,) John's doctor
Synopsis: John Crisdell awakens from an overdose and is being held at the Vatican against his will. His doctor, 25 year old Zizi Benedek tells him that a breakthrough in DNA testing has proven that he is the one and only descendant of Jesus. The problem? He doesn't want the gig. 

EMERGENCY!!
HUNTINGTON JEWISH CENTER PARK AVENUE PLAYERS. Immediate casting/replacement! Seeking male, 35-55, for role of Fred/Petruchio in KISS ME, KATE. Handsome leading man with large ego. He’s the producer, director and also acts in the play with in the play, the musical version of The Taming of Shrew. Must be at least 5’8”. Strong Baritone to an F. Performance Dates: Sat, Feb 28 & March 7 at 8PM and Sun, March 1 & 8 at 3PM. Rehearsals started 12/3. Huntington Jewish Center, 510 Park Ave, Huntington.  Ensemble men/women needed as well. Director/Choreographer: Broadway actress, Michelle Mallardi. E-mail  mirm1225@aol.com or call 631-495-3452 by 12/14 for more info/immediate audition appt.

EMERGENCY!!
Casting im·mu·ni·ty - award-winning psychological thriller seeking Non-Union actor to play YOUNG FRANZ: (Supporting Role) Young boy to play teacher’s pet. Age 8-11, brown/dark hair.
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.  Performances will be at Manhattan Repertory Theater on Feb 4 & 7. Tech & Dress on Feb 2 & 3. Rehearsals are held Wed eve in BELLMORE.  Actor not needed at every rehearsal. Send headshot & resume ASAP to shari.umansky@gmail.com for an audition appt.

THIS WEEK'S AUDITIONS

FAME Theatrical Productions, 45 Cherry Valley Ave, W Hempstead, Island Garden 2nd Fl, auditions for Ariel, Sebastian, Prince Eric and King Triton in The Little Mermaid on Thurs, Dec 18 from 5-7pm, Sat, Dec 20 from 11-2pm or call for an audition. Adults Only. Prepare 16 bar of sheet music. Be prepare to dance. No Fee to be in the show. Email your resume. Call 516-225-1088 or email us at musicalgrl2003@gmail.com.

NEW CALLS

Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc. seeks multi-talented performers with 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 plazatheatrical@aol.com (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.

MERRICK THEATER, 2222 Hewlett Ave., auditions ages 20s to 70s for Agatha Christie's Love From a Stranger, 7:30pm on Jan 20, 21 and 22.  British accents required, bring photo and resume, 516-338-6234.

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts auditions for ages 16 and up for West Side Story on Sat, Jan 3 from 9:30AM–1PM 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 Sun, Jan 4 beginning at 10AM.  Performances are July 11-Aug 30 – most Thurs and Fri evenings and all Sat evenings and Sun afternoons. All those cast must be available for two Thurs matinee performances on Thurs, July 23 and Aug 20.
Rehearsals will begin in mid May and will be every Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs eve as well as some wknds. Stipends are available for all performers – Equity Guest Artist contracts available as needed. For add'l info email ONLY westsidestory@smithtownpac.org. DO NOT CALL THE BOX OFFICE THEY HAVE NO ADD'L INFO OTHER THAN WHAT IS POSTED HERE.
Director – Jordan Hue
Musical Director – Melissa Cowell
Choreographer – Melissa Rapelje
Producer – Kenneth J. Washington
Roles: The ensemble for this show will be used extensively both vocally and for dance and musically staged numbers.
Seeking:
TONY (lyric baritone or tenor to Bb, light dancing, 18-25)
MARIA (legit soprano to high C, light dancing, 15 - 20)
RIFF (Tenor to F, 17 - 25)
BERNARDO (Baritone to E, 18 - 29)
ANITA (Alto/Mezzo, F below C to D5, 18 - 29)
CHINO (Any voice type, some dance, 18 - 25)
ACTION (Baritone C4 - F5, 16-25)
BABY JOHN (Baritone F4 - F5, 14 - 19)
ANYBODYS (Any voice type, 16 - 25)
DIESEL (Baritone E4 - F5, 16 -25)
A-RAB (Baritone F4 - F5, 16 - 25)
ROSALIA (Mezzo A3 to D5, 16 - 25)
CONSUELA (Mezzo C4 - F5, 16 - 25)
VELMA and GRAZIELLA (Any voice type, 16 - 23)
Other GANG MEMBERS and their GIRLFRIENDS (Various voice types, 16 - 28)
LT. SCHRANK and OFFICER KRUPKE (Any voice types)
DOC (Non-singing, 40 - 60)
GLADHAND (any voice type, 30 - 55)

Cultural Arts Playhouse, 625 Old Country Rd, Plainview auditions for Once on this Island on Sat, Jan 10 at 10am- All roles open. Arrive at 10am. Seeking African-American performers especially. Be prepared to dance. For more info, visit www.culturalartsplayhouse.com.

Long Beach Theatre Guild auditions for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on Sun, 1/4 Children and Teens (ages 10-18) at 3PM, Adults at 4PM; and Mon, 1/5 Children and Teens (ages 10-18) at 7PM, Adults at 8PM. FAMILIES ENCOURAGED! Performances are Sat: April 18 & 25 at 7:30PM and Sun: April 19 & 26 at 3PM at Temple Emanu-El, 455 Neptune Blvd Long Beach 11561. For info call LBTG at 516.432.2600 or visit www.lbtg.net. Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in the Pale of Imperial Russia in 1905. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters—each one's choice of husband moves further away from the customs of his faith—and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.
Characters:
Tevye, a poor milkman with five daughters. Devout and a firm believer in the traditions of his faith. Finds many of his convictions tested by the actions of his three oldest daughters.
Golde, Tevye's sharp-tongued wife. Respects his status as head of the family, but has a mind of her own.
Tzeitel, their oldest daughter, about nineteen. Loves Motel, and wants to marry him even though he's poor.
Hodel, their daughter, about seventeen. Has (as Tevye says) her father's wit and her mother's sharp tongue. Falls in love with Perchik.
Chava, their daughter, about fifteen. Enjoys reading, something that Golde doesn't understand. Falls in love with Fyedka.
Shprintze, their daughter, about twelve
Bielke, their youngest daughter, about nine
Motel Kamzoil, a poor but honest and hardworking tailor who loves, and later marries, Tzeitel.
Perchik, a student and determined Bolshevik revolutionary who is exiled to Siberia. Falls in love with Hodel.
Fyedka, a young Christian man, understanding and good-hearted. Attracted to Chava because he shares her passion for reading.
Lazar Wolf, a wealthy butcher. Married to Fruma-Sarah, widowed. Attempts to arrange a match with Tzeitel.
Yente, the gossipy village matchmaker who matches Tzeitel and Lazar.
Fruma-Sarah, Lazar Wolf's dead wife, who rises from the grave in Tevye's "nightmare"
Grandma Tzeitel, Golde's dead grandmother, also featured in the "nightmare".
Mordcha, the innkeeper.
Rabbi, the village rabbi.
Constable, the head of the Russian authority in Anatevka

ONGOING CALLS

see Cast Calls page

MUSICIANS

HUNTINGTON JEWISH CENTER PARK AVENUE PLAYERS seeking musicians to round out the orchestra in KISS ME, KATEViolin, Cello, Trombone, French Horn, Guitar/Mandolin. 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 kdgold51@gmail.com or call (516) 526-7531 with any questions or for further info.

TECHNICIANS

SoLuna Studio, 659 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge 11788 Seeking: Multiple Creative Team Interns for both the Main Stage & Teen productions of Ghost the musical. Those who apply should be well organized, assertive, and responsible. Jobs include but not limited to: assistant directing, assistant musical directing, costuming, stage managing and social media campaigns. MUST be at all rehearsals with limited conflicts; Thurs 6-9pm and Sat 3-6pm. Positions begin at the time of auditions on Jan 22 and continue through June. This is  a non-paying position to start with the possibility of growth potential. Great experience for those in college or looking to gain experience in the creative field. Email SoLunaStudioNY@gmail.com (Att: Karen Braun & Dan Kiernan) with cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and attach resume with any related work/theatre experience.

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 merricktheatre@optonline.net

The Parkside Players will be presenting Private Lives by Noel Coward on Feb 21, 22, 27, 28 March 1, 6 and 7, Fri/Sat 8pm and Sun 2pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 71st Rd & Union Tpke, Forest Hills.  Seeking Set builders and designers, Stage crew, Costumers and Ushers and other production-oriented positions. If interested in any non-acting positions, E-mail the producers and they will set up an interview. theparksideplayers@yahoo.com


CLASSIFIED
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.

South Shore Theatre Experience 631-669-0506 www.southshoretheatre.com
This year give the gift that keeps on giving by purchasing a gift certificate to one or more of our classes and/or to our Winter/ Spring Season. Multi-class and sibling discounts.
Winter/ Spring Season of Classes:
Sight Singing – 1 – 1 ½ hours (depending on class size)   Teacher Mary Ann Cafiero
1st Session - 5 classes - Wed - Jan 7 – Feb 18 - 7:30 pm - Ages 10 thru adult - $125 -
2nd session - 5 classes March 4 – April 15 – 7:30pm - Ages 10 – Adult - $125
Adult Improv – 1 ½ hours (12 student max) 8 classes – Tues - Jan 13 – March 18 (last class on a Wed) – 7:30pm
Ages 15 thru adult - Will teach the fundamentals of performance improv and will include a live showcase performance. - $150 - Teacher Christopher Hackert
Teen Acting – The Experience - 1 ½ hours 8 classes – Mondays – Jan 5 – March 9 - 7:30pm
Ages 10 – 17 - Acting fundamentals taught in course of rehearsing a staged play that will end with a performance. -$150 - Teacher Deborah Cascio Plezia
Wee Act – 1 ½ hours 6 classes – Sat – Jan 10 – Feb 7– 9am
Grades K – 5 - Exercises and games teach acting in a fun way for kids ending in a one act play showcase. $125 - Teacher Deborah Cascio Plezia
Adult Acting - 8 classes – 1 ½ - 2 hours – Feb 8 – April 12 - 7pm
Ages 16 & up - Acting/ scene study taught with the Meisner technique and ending with a showcase of rehearsed scenes. - $175 - Teacher Martin Knapp
Private vocal lessons Tues by appt – 3:30pm – 7pm
All ages $20 per ½ hour - Teacher Lauren Lozidis

Designatronix Ind. Inc. - Live Theater performance is very demanding. Don’t let technical issues get in the way of your best performance Designatronix Can help smooth things out. We offer technical expertise and support for many major area theaters and events. With top of the line sound systems, wireless microphones, Backline (such as drums, bass and guitar amps, keyboards). Lighting design as well as rentals, speaker repair and more. Call us for a free evaluation of your current system, and we can maximize your sound and lighting system so technical issues do not get in the way of your great performances.
155 Comac St, Ronkonkoma 11779
631 580 4200 office
631 804 8317 cell
chris@designatronix.com

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

It's a Wonderful Life Radio Play @ Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts 12/ 21

OPENING

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UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS/CAST LISTS

Bare Bone Theater Fall Showcase
Showcasing talent with challenging, engaging scenes
Tickets $15 The Little Theater at Northport High School, 158 Laurel Hill Rd, Northport
Park in the lot accessed from Laurel Hill Rd on the north side of the school bldg, next to the tennis courts. Do NOT park in the large lot accessed from Elwood Rd
Reserve your tickets here
Fri, Dec 19 @ 7:30PM - Alumni Showcase - Directed by Jeff Bennett
featuring a rich array of material by Donald Margulies, Eric Bogosian, Frederick Stroppel, A.R. Gurney, Dylan Thomas and more...and performed by actors familiar to Bare Bones audiences:
RJ Meyer, Emily Eisen, Jeff Bennett, Justine Walker, Lee Meyer, Charlotte Koons,L ynn Antunovich, Tom Fischer, Marina Montes, Lee Kurfist, Vicki Milach,
Steve Shelowitz, Judy McCormick, Valerie Sauer ,Alex Edwards-Bourdrez, Mike Ogle, Kate Madigan, Dan Mitchell, Stephanie Kaltsas, Loren Boiarski
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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts presents THE VENDETTAS: ROCK AND ROLL HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
Sun, Dec 21 at 7pm
Tickets at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tues - Sat 11am to 5pm.
Join one of Long Island's favorite Rockabilly bands, The Vendettas, with a show that features great rocking holiday hits as well as plenty of Roots Rock and Roll, which The Vendettas are known for. The evening also includes The Holiday Horns, Pianist Mike Ryan and vocalist Erin Doherty, which makes it a great holiday event for the whole family!
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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts presents ELVIS 80: A TRIBUTE TO THE KING
with Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks and special guests including The Vendettas
Jan 10 at 8pm
Tickets $25 online at www.baystreet.org or Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tues-Sat 11am-5pm


YOUTH THEATER

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ONE PERSON'S (RE)VIEW




TRIVIA DEPARTMENT

FILM

ed. asks...
How did HAL, the homicidal computer in 2001 A Space Odyssey, get his name?  Bonus*: What was HAL's model number?

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Last Week's Stumper
What two people involved with1956's Invasion of the Body Snatchers had cameo roles in the 1978 remake?
Answer:  Kevin McCarthy & Don Siegel (director)
Winner(s): Lloyd Baum, David Houston, Gary Tifeld

MUSICAL THEATER

Peter Morrison asks...
Andrew Lloyd Webber is said to have stolen All I Ask of You from a film score about the West, written by a composer who is noted for his "art musicals".  Name the composer and the film.
Bonus*: For which sung-through musical is the composer most remembered?

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Last Week's Stumper
Lonny Price directed, starred in, and co-authored the book for a biographical musical at the beginning of the millennium.  Name the musical and the person it is about.
Bonus*: For what is the subject of the musical most noted?
Answer: A Class Act (Ambassador, 3/11/01-6/10/01, 105 perf.);
   .        Edward Kleban
Bonus*:  He was lyricist for A Chorus Line
Winner(s): Lloyd Baum, Melanie Lipton*, Marcy Kaplan*, Gary Tifeld*

NON-MUSICAL THEATER

Frank Tangredi asks..
First produced in 1931, this epic drama is actually made up of three full-length plays: Homecoming, The Hunted, and The Haunted. What is the overall title of this trilogy and who wrote it?
Bonus*: What earlier work is the play based on? Who wrote it?

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Last Week's Stumper
Two artists tied for the TONY award for Costume Design in 1977. Can you name them and the shows for which they were nominated?
Answer: Theoni V. Aldredge for Annie and Santo Loquasto for The Cherry Orchard
Winner(s): Gary Tifeld

THIS WEEK IN BROADWAY HISTORY

Dec. 19, 1957 - Robert Preston struts in River City as Professor Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's "The Music Man."

Dec. 19, 1996 - Sarah Jessica Parker stars in a revival of "Once Upon A Mattress."

Dec. 20, 1968 - Busby Berkeley musicals get parodied in "Dames At Sea," which stars Bernadette Peters, succeeded by Pia Zadora.

Dec. 20, 1981 - "Dreamgirls" recalls the story of Motown's Supremes with stars Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Loretta Devine.

Dec. 22, 1976 - "Your Arms Too Short to Box With God" opens.

Dec. 22, 1986 - Jackie Mason takes to the stage in "The World According to Me."

TELEVISION 

ed. asks...
Who was the only Dumont TV Network star to ever win an EMMY? Bonus*:  What was the category?

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Last Week's Stumper
Which TV series began, :There is nothing wrong with your television set; do not attempt to adjust the picture.  We are controlling transmission."
Bonus*: Who spoke those words as well as those that closed the show?
Answer:  The Outer Limits
Bonus*:   Vic Perrin
Winner(s): Lloyd Baum*, David Houston, Frank Tangredi*, Gary Tifeld*

CROSSOVER

ed. asks...
What famous film actor fell in love with an actress he saw in a Maxwell House TV commercial and then married her? Bonus*: Name the actress.

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

Last Week's Stumper
"All aboard for Anaheim, Azusa and Cucamonga" was uttered on what program (both on TV and radio)? 
Bonus*: Who said it and what was this actor better know for both on the "big" screen and the "little" screen?
Answer:  The Jack Benny Show
Bonus*: Mel Blanc; voice of Bugs Bunny, plus many other Warner Brothers cartoon characters
Winner(s):Lloyd Baum*


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

NICHOLAS NICKLEBY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON
A young fatherless boy struggles to support his mother and sister by writing songs.  He hits pay dirt when Doris Day and Gordon MacRae agree to record his tunes.


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 12/19
Angelia Frodella
Ann Morelli DellaMonica
Singer Edith Piaf born 1915
Composer Galt MacDermot (Hair) is 86
Actress Cicely Tyson (Sounder) is 81
Director Peter Hunt (1776) is 76
Actor Tim Reid (WKRP in Cincinnati) is 70
Actress Elaine Joyce (Sugar) is 69
Actor Robert Urich (Vega$, Spencer for Hire) born 1946
Actor Mike Lookinland (The Brady Bunch) is 54
Actress Jennifer Beals (Flashdance, The "L" Word) is 51
Actor Robert MacNaughton (E.T.) is 48
Actress Amy Locane (Melrose Place) is 43
Actress Alyssa Milano (Charmed) is 42
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain) is 34
DIED 12/19
Actress Hope Lange (The Ghost & Mrs. Muir) - 2003 - Ischemic colitis infection
Actor Desmond Llewelyn (James Bond series) - 1999 - Road accident
Actress Audrey Christie - 1989

BORN 12/20
Actor Charley Grapewin (The Wizard of Oz) born 1869
Actress Irene Dunne (I Remember Mama) born 1898
Director George Roy Hill (The Sting) born 1921
Comedian Charlie Callas born 1924
Actor John Hillerman (Magnum P.I.) is 82
Actress Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives) born 1939
Actor John Spencer (West Wing, L.A. Law) born 1946
Actress Jenny Agutter (Logan's Run) is 64
Actress Blanche Baker (Lolita) is 58
DIED 12/20
Actor/Comedian Steve Landesberg (Barney Miller) – 2010 – Cancer
Actress Brittany Murphy (Clueless, 8 Mile) – 2009 – Cardiac arrest
Actor Arnold Stang (Top Cat) – 2009 – Pneumonia

BORN 12/21
Tracy Stolls
Director John G. Avildsen (Rocky) is 79
Actress Jane Fonda (Klute, Coming Home) is 77
Actor Larry Bryggman (As the World Turns) is 76
Musician Frank Zappa (200 Motels) born 1940
Actor Josh Mostel (Radio Days) is 68
Actor Barry Gordon (Fish) is 66
Actor Samuel L. Jackson (Snakes on a Plane) is 66
Producer/Mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg is 64
Actress Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) is 59
Actor/Comedian Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) is 57
Actress Lisa Gerritsen (The Mary Tyler Moore Show) is 57
Actor Andy Dick (NewsRadio) is 49
Actor Kiefer Sutherland (24) is 48
Actor Jack Noseworthy (Sweet Smell of Success) is 45
DIED 12/21
Playwright Dale Wasserman (…Cuckoo’s Nest) – 2008 – Congestive heart failure
Actor Richard Hamilton (Mornings at 7) – 2004
Acting guru Stella Adler – 1992 – Heart failure

BORN 12/22
Actor MacIntyre Dixon is 83
Actor George Ede born 1931
Director Milton Katselas (Butterflies are Free) born 1933
Actress Elizabeth Hubbard (One Life to Live) is 81
Actor Hector Elizondo (The Flamingo Kid) is 78
Actress Lynne Thigpen (The District, An American Daughter) born 1948
Singer Maurice Gibb (The Bee Gees) born 1949
Singer Robin Gibb (The Bee Gees) born 1949
Actor Franc Luz (Little Shop of Horrors) is 64
Actor Lenny von Dohlen (Electric Dreams) is 56
Actor Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient) is 52
Singer Jordin Sparks (American Idol) is 25
DIED 12/22
Actress Butterfly McQueen (Gone With the Wind) – 1995 – Fire
Actor Don DeFore (Hazel) – 1993 – Heart attack
Producer/Mogul Darryl F. Zanuck – 1979 – Pneumonia

BORN 12/23
Actor Gerald S. O’Loughlin is 93
Actor Harry Guardino (Anyone Can Whistle) born 1925
Comedian Ronnie Schell is 83
Actor Harry Shearer (This is Spinal Tap, The Simpsons) is 71
Actress Susan Lucci (All My Children) is 68
Actress/singer Helen Schneider is 62
Actor John Callahan (All My Children) is 61
Actor Reg Rogers (You Can’t Take it With You) is 50
Musician Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) is 50
Actress Martha Byrne (As the World Turns) is 45
Actor Corey Haim (The Lost Boys) born 1971
Actress Estella Warren (Planet of the Apes) is 36
DIED 12/23
Actor/Choreographer Michael Kidd (7 Brides…, Smile) – 2007 – Cancer
Musician Oscar Peterson – 2007 – Kidney failure
Comedian Victor Borge – 2000 – Heart failure
Actor Billy Barty (Foul Play) – 2000 – Heart failure
Actor Jack Webb (Dragnet) – 1982 – Heart attack
Actress Mimi Benzell (Milk and Honey) – 1970 – Cancer

BORN 12/24
Actress Ava Gardner born 1922
Actress/Dancer Carol Haney (The Pajama Game) born 1924
Actor Neil Vipond is 85
Actor Mark Valley (Boston Legal) is 50
Singer Ricky Martin (La Vida Loca) is 43
TV Personality Ryan Seacrest is 40
DIED 12/24
Actor Charles Durning (Tootsie) – 2012 – Natural causes
Actor Jack Klugman (The Odd Couple) – 2012 – Prostate cancer
Playwright Harold Pinter (The Caretaker, Betrayal) – 2008 – Cancer
Actor Toshiro Mifune - 1997 – Organ failure
Writer John Osborne (Look Back in Anger) – 1994 – Heart attack
Actress Julie Haydon (The Glass Menagerie) – 1994 – Abdominal cancer
Actor Rossano Brazzi (South Pacific) – 1994 – Neural virus
Actor Peter Lawford (Good News) – 1984 – Liver/kidney disease

BORN 12/25
Actress Fay Templeton born 1865
Actor Humphrey Bogart born 1899
Actor Barton MacLane (I Dream of Jeannie) born 1902
Musician Cab Calloway (Minnie the Moocher) born 1907
Actor/singer Tony Martin born 1912
Writer Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone) born 1924
Actress Mabel King (What’s Happening, The Wiz) born 1932
Producer Ismail Merchant (Room With a View) born 1936
Actor Royce D. Applegate born 1939
Actor John Capodice is 73
Actor Paul Willson (Cheers, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show) is 69
Actor Gary Sandy (WKRP in Cincinnati) is 69
Musician Jimmy Buffett (Margaritaville) is 68
Actress Twink Caplan (Clueless) is 67
Actress Merry Clayton (Cagney & Lacey) is 66
Actress Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter, Carrie) is 65
Actress CCH Pounder (The Shield) is 62
Musician Annie Lennox (Eurythmics) is 60
Actress Noelle Parker is 43
DIED 12/25
Actress/singer Eartha Kitt (Timbuktu) – 2008 – Colon cancer
Actor Richard Paul (Carter Country) – 1998 – Cancer
Actor Denver Pyle (The Dukes of Hazzard) – 1997 – Lung cancer
Actor/singer Dean Martin (That’s Amore) – 1995 – Lung cancer/emphysema
Actor W.C. Fields – 1946 – Stomach hemorrhage
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Love to you all,
Debbie