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We're heading into the homestretch towards our opening of Moon Over the Brewery.  I can't remember ever working with a more cooperative cast and crew.  To the best of our knowledge, this play has not been performed in the area so we look forward to presenting it to all of you.  Please make an effort to support us as I support all of you. We run two weekends from February 19 through 28 at the Boys and Girls Club of Bellport.

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From Sandi Taraska
Still looking for a new home for my very gently used Pro-Form Sport 1000 treadmill. It's a really good one with a lot of bells and whistles - just not good for my knee problem right now. Anyone? Or know anyone? If so, contact me at and put treadmill in the subject line.

Gary Piacentini
For your future theatrical endeavors, I have just completed sequencing the Richard Rodgers musical, Two By Two.

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


THEATRE BY THE BAY, Bayside urgently seeking add'l cast for for HAIRSPRAY (March 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20).
Two (2) female dancers who can sing well (ages 16 – 25)
One (1) male dancer who can sing well (ages 16 – 25)
for roles as high school students 
To schedule an audition contact Ovi Vargas, Director/Choreographer: 917-592-9056 e-mail:
For info about the Theatre By The Bay, visit


Andrean Players auditions for their May production of The Little Mermaid on Thurs, Feb 4 or Fri, Feb 5 from 7- 9pm at Andrean Hall, 35-60 158th St, Flushing 11358 (directly underneath the church).  CASTING CHILDREN, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN of ALL AGES AND CHARACTERS. All those auditioning must bring the following:
●    Headshot and resume
●    Sheet music for your audition: 16 bars ballad, 16 bars up tempo Be dressed and prepared to move/dance at the  audition
For more info, visit

THEATRE THREE, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson auditions for BEAU JEST by James Sherman on Sat, Feb 6 at 1pm.  Performances:  April 9 – May 7. Call (631) 928-9202 or visit for further info.
THE PLAY:  Sarah, a young teacher who is the daughter of devoted Jewish parents, can’t bring herself to let  them know that her serious boyfriend Chris Cringle isn’t Jewish. She goes to extremes by hiring through a service an “escort” – a fellow who might pass as Jewish – to join her at an important family dinner. Bob (who also happens to be an actor) appears at the door and jumps into Sarah’s fantasy script. Her little white lies are picked up like cues by the very astute Bob, and after the first dinner, Sarah continues to hire Bob, because her parents adore him, and her brother Joel, a divorced psychologist, buys the story too. However, more than a “working” relationship develops between Sarah and Bob, so she has to face her own emotions, her own lies, and the comically implausible web she has woven.
AUDITION INFORMATION:  Casting 4 Men/2 Women.  <Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page>  Readings from the script.  Bring headshot/resume if available.  Rehearsals will begin in late Feb/early March.  Reimbursement fee is $25/per performance.  Director: Mary Powers / Stage Manager: Peter Casdia

Star Playhouse auditions for Spamalot on Mon, Feb 8 & Tues, Feb 9 @ 7:30PM. Callbacks—Thurs, Feb 11 @ 7:30PM. ALL ROLES OPEN. MEN & WOMEN AGES 17 & UP. Prepare 16 -32 Bars of music showing off appropriate range.  Come prepared to dance-Tap dance a plus. Performances: Sat: May 21 & June 4 @ 8PM; Sun: May 22, 29 & June 5 @ 2PM. Held at Suffolk JCC, 74 Hauppauge Rd, Commack. For info call Lynn @631-462-9800, ext 136. Production Team:  Director - Michael McAuliffe /  Music Director - Rob Fishman /  Choreographer - Leia DePaolo /  Stage Manager - Gene Indenbaum /  Producers - Barbara Schuler & Gene Indenbaum  <Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page>

Merrick Theatre, 2222 Hewlett Ave, Merrick (516) 868 6400 auditions for South Pacific on Tues, Feb 9 at 7:30pm at the theatre. Show runs May 21 - June 19; Fri/Sat 8pm and Sun 3pm. Be available for ALL performances. Directed by : Tarmo Kirsimae  / Musical Director: Jeremy Kaplan. Set on an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile’s proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he’s fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. <Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page>


Director Bob Maletta is auditions for the Derek Benfield comedy, Bedside Manners at the Clare Rose Playhouse on the campus of St. Joseph's College in Patchogue on Mon and Tues, Feb 15 and 16 at 7pm.  Be prepared to read from the script.  Show dates: April 22 - May 8.  About two married couples cheating with each others spouses who end up in the same hotel.  Throw in a beleaguered desk clerk trying to keep them from running into each other and it makes for a very funny evening. The roles:
Geoff: Husband of Sally. Early 30s. Has an appealing innocence, not very self assured.
Sally: Wife of Geoff. Early 30s. Attractive and very self assured.
Helen: Wife of Roger. Late 30s-early 40s.  Can be quite clumsy and apprehensive.
Ferris: Poor desk clerk. Late 20s-40s. Harried, somewhat aloof at first.  He definitely gets a workout shuffling between the rooms and couples.
The part of Roger has been cast.

Bloch Party Productions seeks male & female actors with daytime availability for local plays on LI. Call 631-673-7071 or email

Lantern Theatre auditions for Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys at 7:30pm on Feb 15 and 17 at Congregation B'nai Israel, 91 N  Bayview Ave, N Freeport. For info, call Anne at  516-279-8657. Performances: Sat, June 3, 17 & 24;  Sun: June 4, 18 & 25. There will probably be a Tues  performance during the run TBA. CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:
Ben Silverman (30s-40s) - Willie's nephew and agent. Very  caring and respectful of his uncle. A practical, hard-working family man who  lacks his uncle's sense of comedy.
Burlesque Nurse (20s-40s) - Sexy, blonde and curvy. (Can  wear blonde wig.) Character's purpose is to be the object of lewd sexual  jokes.
Registered Nurse (30s -60s)- Mature woman, preferably black, Hispanic or Irish sounding. Savvy & practical, enjoys caring for Willie and has the ability to break through his crusty exterior.
Patient (any age) - An actor playing the role of a patient in  burlesque skit. He can be overacted and come across as a  hypochondriac.
Production assistant (20s-40s) - male or female. TV station employee who has to help get production ready for broadcast.
TV Director - only heard giving directions and dealing  with problems in rehearsal...never appears on stage.
The roles of Willie Clark and Al Lewis have been cast.


Ivy Lane Players (, theater group in residence at the Levittown Public Library  are seeking replacement actors for featured secondary speaking roles in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Henry Brewer.  No accents are required.  As the director has cast certain roles cross-gender, females will be considered if of appropriate age-range for one of the roles in question.  Performance dates:  April 8, 9, 10* 15, 16 and 17*.  *Sunday matinee.  Call 516-472-8358 and leave a message. for details.

Long Island Talent Wanted - Ward Melville Heritage Organization is casting for their Living History Productions. Actors are encouraged to audition for a wide range of roles. Our productions encompass dramatic programs, musical comedy presentations and more. Our Signature Series are original stage productions depicting the lives of American Icons such as Bob Hope, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball. Rehearsals and performances spring and summer in LI. Production Categories: Musicals, Theater, Cabaret & Variety. Send headshot and resume: In your cover letter, note your availability from April – Sept. Auditions by appt only. If you sing, be prepared with a standard or Broadway song. For more info, call 631-654-1888.  Auditions held in Stony Brook at the WMHO Educational and Cultural Center

Looking for one male and two female actors in their 50s-70s to appear in a single performance on Fri, Feb 26, of my play short play Early. The performance will be part of a Ten Minute Play Soiree produced by the Greenhouse Ensemble, the new company that recently staged my play God, Sex, and Getting Even. Rehearsals (only a few) and performance will be in Manhattan. There is no pay involved, but the roles are good. If you are interested, contact me at and I will put you in touch with the director.

NEW FIVE STAR MILLENNIUM ENTERTAINMENT, INC., is casting three (3) male actors (25-65) and one actress (25-50) for roles in the original play, Murder by Ambition, for  Cablevision/television, channel 20, Public Access Cablevision. All roles are  non-paying and offers any actor/actress tremendous exposure to showcase their  acting talents. The performances for cam will be held in June and  aired on Cablevision once every week from Oct-Dec. No live performances. The play will be recorded in Northport at the William J. Brosnan Building. Include resume and photo with submission/inquiry. Full script/schedule available upon request at

BroadHollow Theatre Company is casting The Pirates of Penzance.  ALL ROLES ARE OPEN.  Performances run 4/9 - 24 in E Islip and 4/30-5/15 in Elmont.  Interested parties should submit a resume and headshot to

FAME Theatrical Productions Honey's School of Dance Musical Workshop auditions for Bye Bye Birdie Telephone Hour and We Go Together (Ages 9-Adult) every Mon and Wed 6-7pm or by appt at 45 Cherry Valley Ave, W Hempstead.  Call 516-225-1088 or email us a  Bring a headshot and resume. Roles: Kim, Ursula, Penelope, Helen, Alice, Nancy, Margie, Teacher


Spotlight Children's Theatre seeks a CHORAL TEACHER/PIANO ACCOMPANIST for our spring show, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. We are a children's acting academy with 10-12 weeks of rehearsals culminating in a musical production. The Choral Teacher/Pianist would teach songs to approximately 25 children, ages 5-12, and play for the performances. Other staff includes a Producer, Director, and 2 Assistants. Rehearsals are in Long Beach: Thurs from 4:30-6:30PM beginning Feb. Applicant must play the piano. Salaried position. Contact Nancy Sullivan 516.662.6969 or


Greater Nassau Chorus
First United Methodist Church of Baldwin, 881 Merrick Rd, Baldwin
GNC is an award-winning barbershop a cappella chorus of 65 women, currently ranked 9th in the world after competing at the Sweet Adelines International Competition in Las Vegas.  If you love to sing, have a great ear for harmony, and yearn to be part of something bigger than yourself, then GNC is inviting you to join our journey. Auditions are open for all 4 vocal parts. We invite you to join us at a Tues rehearsal and listen as we rehearse our repertoire which runs the gamut from traditional barbershop arrangements to show tunes, contemporary music and rock. As a member, you'll also be part of our many performances outside of competitions. Past performances have included Radio City Music Hall, CBS Sunday Morning News, Bay Shore and Long Beach Street Festivals, Breast Cancer Walks and at Winthrop Hospital for breast cancer survivors. Rehearsals are held on Tues from 7-10PM at First United Methodist Church of Baldwin Sept-June and at Hofstra University in July & Aug. Although prior choral or a cappella experience is a plus it is not mandatory nor is reading music. For info, go to or call 516-356-4853. And check us out at our website,


Manhattan Repertory Theatre
303 W 42nd St
Seeking fully produced one act plays (cast, directed and ready to perform)  7 - 20 min
EACH PLAY WILL BE GIVEN A MINIMUM OF 4 PERFORMANCES (add'l 4 performances if the play goes on to the FINALS - March 31 and April 1)
To submit your one act play production email the complete play, a synopsis of the play, the character breakdown, the running time of the play, the set and lighting requirements, the playʼs production history (if it has been produced before and where), your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to: by Feb 19 at Midnight.
Put “Spring One Act Competition” in the subject heading.  We will contact you within a week as to your acceptance.  Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.
The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before Feb 19 if we fill up all available performance slots. There is no submission fee. NON-EQUITY ONLY. We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights. Once accepted, there will be a $155 participation fee.  There will be NO additional security fees or Manhattan Repertory Theatre based production fees.  For more information log on to:
Come develop your full-length play in the heart of the theatrical world, Times Square, with hours and hours of theatre time, (10 hours in the theatre you will be performing in) and REAL creative and administrative support to create a great production! For more info and to submit:
ORIGINAL 1 ACT PLAYS (7 - 25 min) cast, directed and ready to perform
DANCE PIECES  (3 - 20 min)
Opportunity to bring your NEW short 1 act play dance piece, performance piece or poetry performance to life!
NO SUBMISSION FEE, NO PARTICIPATION FEE. EACH SUBMISSION WILL RECEIVE A MINIMUM OF 2 PERFORMANCES.  We supply a technician to run your sound and lights for your production. NON-EQUITY ONLY. For more info and to submit:


Garden City Community Theatre seeks volunteer Stage Manager, Set Design & Backstage for Making Change at Garden City Community Church. Show dates: April 8, 9 and 10. Rehearsals begin mid-Jan. Contact Brad and Ruby Gustavson at 516-746-1061 for further info.

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The Parlor of Mystery & South Shore Theatre Experience present Alain Nu The Man Who Knows
315 W Montauk Hwy, Lindenhurst 11757
Sat,  March 5
Tickets $15
Workshop $50
Workshop and show $60
631-669-0506 or on-line
Alain is a true legend in the mentalism/mind reading arena. We are also offering a workshop by Alain in the afternoon of the 5th. The 2.5 hour  workshop, The State of Mind Address, is limited to 13 people. Registration and pre-payment is required. Pre-registration and payment in advance  is required. Register at 631-669-0506. Registration and place in the workshop will not be secure until payment is received. Send a check to South Shore Theatre Experience or pay on-line for a small service  fee.
lain's workshop will  feature a number of clever and original ideas as well as secret work  on:
Multiple object   test
Drawing   duplications
Celebrity   visualization surprise
Serial No. reveal from ANY dollar bill
Original ESP symbol   demonstrations
Original book   tests
Anytime Readings  
Metal Bending AND MORE!
Workshop  attendees will also receive free of charge one of Alain's now out of  print books (a $50 value) and a discount on his latest book 'State of  Mind'.

John W. Engeman Theater at Northport looking to fill the following positions at LI year-round professional theater. Send resume to the email address attached to each position. No calls.
TEMPORARY SOUND SUPERVISOR (maternity leave fill)
Starting Mid May 2016. Knowledge of wireless microphones, qlab operation. Ability to to run, and program a digital console. Must have full time availability and own transportation. Opportunity for ongoing employment as available. Understand audio patching. Team player willing to help with changeovers between shows. Responsibilities include:
-Programing and operating a Yamaha M7 console
-Programing and operating QLab
-Maintaining sound system and wireless microphones
-Mixing all shows in the theater including a main stage musical, special event concerts, student productions & children’s theater.
-working with a designer on the MainStage show and maintaining the show to their specifications. Send Resume to
Audio 2/ Assistant Audio Engineer
Knowledge of wireless microphones, qlab operation. Able to to run digital console. Must have morning availability and own transportation. Understand audio patching. Help on crew changing over from children's theater to main stage  Send Resume to
Dressers must have prior experience in dressing a quick-change heavy show and must be able to facilitate quick changes during each performance as well as handle minor alterations and repairs, laundry, pressing and steaming of costumes. Candidates with Wig/Hair experience will be considered first. Must possess quick problem solving skills, great organizational ability and must work well in a team environment. Must be available for the entire run of shows, including all of tech week. All candidates must provide their own transportation to the theater in Northport.. Part-Time. Send current resume and references to:

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


Bye Bye Birdie @ Community Synagogue Theater Company 2/6

Me & Jezebel @ Theatre Three 2/6

The Drowsy Chaperone @ Sid Jacobson Community Players 2/7

The Gingerbread Lady @ Broadhollow Bay Way 2/7

In The Heights @ CM Performing Arts Center 2/7

Daughters @ Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts 2/7


The Marvelous Wonderettes @ James Street Players 2/5 - 7 ONLY!

Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike @ Studio Theatre 2/5

Anything Goes @ Heights Players 2/5

Dreamgirls @ Broadhollow Elmont Theatre 2/6


Studio Theatre presents Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike
2/5 - 21
Jordan Hue...Director
Liz Grudzinski...Stage Manager
Vanya...Gary Tifeld
Sonya: Janine Innamorato Haire
Masha: Ann Marie Finnie
Spike: Tom Brown
Cassandra: Kate Keating
Nina: Nicole Intravia
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BroadHollow Theatre Company presents Dreamgirls by Henry Krieger & Tom Eyen
Elmont Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke (inside the Elmont Memorial Library)
Sat, Feb 6, 13 & 27 at 8pm
Sun, Feb 7, 14 & 28 at 2:30pm
Fri, Feb 26 at 8pm
Wed, Feb 10 at 2pm
Tickets: $25 adults, $23 srs, $18 stud, <$14 children in advance. All tickets $28 at the door.
Call (631) 581-2700 or email for group info.
Info/reservations (516) 775-4420 or (631) 581-2700 or
Elijah Andrews
Alicia Bagley
John Bagley Jr.
Joseph Bebry
Krisbel Brenes
Jahlil M. Burke
Stephanie Ann Courtney
LaTisha Davis
Kaila Dempsey
Jason Donohue
Steffy Jolin
Krystal Lawless
Billy Marengo
Angie Martinez
Edward Martinez
Devohne Moore
Nathaniel Porter
Robins Prophete
Daniel Schinina
David Tucciarone
Directed by Jason Allyn
Technical Director…Robert Butterly
Stage Manager…Guliana Werner
Lighting Design…Hemraj Budhram
Costume Design…Joseph Kassner
Musical Director…Ariana Valdes
Choreographer…William Rivera
Producer…Robert O’Neill
A young female singing trio from Chicago get their big break at an amateur competition and begin singing backup vocals for James "Thunder" Early. However, things begin to spin out of control when their agent, Curtis Taylor, Jr., makes Deena and not Effie, the star of what will become known as "The Dreams."
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James Street Players presents The  Marvelous Wonderettes with Live Orchestration
United Methodist Church, 21 James  St, Babylon 11702
Fri, Feb 5 & Sat, Feb 6 @  8PM
Sat, Feb 6 & Sun, Feb 7 @ 3PM
All seats $15  (reserved seating)
Info/Tickets (631) 649-4140
Web site:
Directed by: Jenn Durso
Musical  Direction by: Neil O’Connell
Choreography by: Gina  Giambruno
Orchestra Conductor: Ann Kubik
Cindy Lou ..... Aubrey  Alvino
Suzy ..... Rachael Durso
Betty Jean ..... Britany  Hughes
Missy ..... Doriann  Lewis
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South  Shore Theatre Experience presents the LI Premiere of Tarragona by Gary Giovenetti
315 W Montauk  Hwy, Lindenhurst (Walnut St. Entrance)
Feb  5, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 8pm
Feb 7 at 3pm
Seating  is Limited...
All  Tickets $15
Info/reservations 631.669.0506,, online
Directed by Deborah Cascio Plezia
Greg - Alex Schiano
Amy  - Julie Katz
Nelson -Josh Huberman
Charles - Greg Halvorsen
Christina -  Erica Pereira
Ana - Rita Sarli
Jaume - Danny Schinina
An  office drone in New York receives an e-mail from a mysterious woman in  Tarragona, Spain and embarks on a life-changing adventure.
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David Houston's Literary Entertainments presents
LAP OF LUXURY, a performance in the style of radio drama, with David Houston and Diana Heinlein
Fri, Feb 19 @ 2pm at Manhasset Public Library
The history, lore and lure of the Cruise Ship Industry, featuring a family's tale of survival, Mark Twain's reflection on luxury travel at the end of the 19th Century; and with scenes, snippets, and songs from Broadway. This is a preview of presentations at Planting Fields Arboretum for April and May.
Tues, Feb 23 @ 2pm at Bethpage Public Library
David Houston as Honest Abe before his Presidency, back when he was regarded the wittiest and most entertaining politician in the country. The script is in Abe's own words, taken from his essays, love letters, speeches and poetry. Abe speaks in a voice eerily appropriate for today's pressing, confusing, and amusing concerns.
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EastLine Productions presents The Best Man by Gore Vidal
2123 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh 11793
Fri, Feb 19 & 26 at 8PM
Sat, Feb 20 & 27 at 8PM
Sun, Feb 21 & 28 at 2:30PM
Tickets: Adult $20, Sr (60+) / Stud (W/ID) $15
To reserve call 516-749-5047 or email
Theater seats 40 - reservations strongly recommended
Director...Matt Rosenberg
Producer...Deborah Rupy
William Russell...Angelo DiBiase
Alice Russell...Deborah Rupy
Dick Jensen...Dan Bubbeo
Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamage...Ginny Brown
Arthur Hockstader...Jim Bradley
Joe Cantwell...Ron Motta
Mabel Cantwell...Stephanie Tapoler
Don Blades...Christopher D. Emanuel
Clyde Carlin...Rob Rosin
Sheldon Marcus/Reporter...Jerry Burke
Catherine/Reporter...Morgan Faye
Dr. Artinian/Reporter/Delegate...John Rowe
Reporter/Photographer/Delegate...Bryce Powell
Voice of TV Commentator...Daniel C. Higgins
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CM Performing Arts Center presents The Music Man
at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
March 12 to April 10
Musical Direction by JEREMY KAPLAN
Choreography by M.E. JUNGE
Stage Managed by KAREN TESE
Costumes Designed by RONALD R. GREEN III
Marcellus Washburn – MARC SLOMOWITZ
Winthrop Paroo – JACK DOWDELL
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn – JODI SALADINO
Tommy Djilas – RYAN CAVANAGH
Zaneeta Shinn – TAYLOR DUFF
Charlie Cowell – ED CALLAGHAN
Jacey Squires – RALPH D'AMBROSE
Ewart Dunlop – CARL TESE
Constable Locke – BRIAN FRANK
Conductor/Farmer – COREY MARTIN
Maud Dunlop – LINDA PENTZ
Ethel Toffelmier – SAMANTHA FREE
Farmer's Wife – FARAH MARTIN
Marcellus Washburn – BOB DEPERSIO
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Long Island-based Textile Co presents Pedro Castillo is Innocent by Claude Solnik
Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave, Manhattan
Feb 4 - 14
Tix: $15 at, by calling TNC at 212-254-1109 and at the door as available
The play tells the story of an innocent man in prison and his family. Based on the life of Fernando Bermudez who will speak to audiences after shows on Feb 4 & 5
Alan Dershowitz will speak via phone to audience on Feb 7
John Torres…Pedro Castillo
Christine Copley…Gwen Castillo
Samantha Masone…Kaela Castillo
Laura Leigh Carroll…Angela/Attorney
Michael J. Shanahan…Guard/C.O.
Michael H. Carlin…Santos
Stephanie Sottile…Liberty
Director…Danielle C.N. Zappa
Lighting…Thomas Gonzalez
Lighting/Sound…Alexander Vartanian
Mural…Julie Licari/Michael Morgan
Original Music…Charles Calabrese
Graphic Design…Anna Stacy
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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts presents All the Hits, The Beatles & The Rolling Stones Tribute Concerts
Fri,  Feb 4 at 8pm - the early years (1960-1966)
Sat, Feb 5 at 8pm - the later years (1967 and beyond).
Tickets: $25 at, 631-725-9500 (Tues-Sat 11am to 5pm)
Two Nights. Two Bands. One Stage.
The Beatles: Dave Giacone (Drums), Randall Hudson III (Lead Guitar), Michael Schiano (Rhythm Guitar / Vocals), Mick Hargreaves (Acoustic Guitar / Vocals), Joe Lauro (Bass Guitar/Vocals), dawnette Darden (Vocals), “Dr. Dan” Koontz (Keyboard/Vocals).
The Rolling Stones: John Sparrow (Lead Vocals), Randy Hudson (Lead Guitar), James Bernard (Drums), David Portocarrero (Guitar), Jim Nanos (Bass), Joe Delia (Keyboards), Special Guest on Saturday - Tiffany Harding & Lynn Blue.
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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts presents Gene Casey and The Lone Sharks
Sat, Feb 27 at 8pm
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of the event
online at or 631-725-9500 Tues-Sat 11am - 5pm


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What was the original title of the horror classic Halloween?
Answers: The Babysitter Murders
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Peter Morrison asks...
Writer Guy Bolton wrote books for twelve Broadway musicals between 1915 and 1935.  Can you name three of them? Bonus*: Who composed the scores for the shows you selected?

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Who was the star of a Broadway musical who, on her deathbed, requested that her co-star's name be moved to a place above the title?  Who was the co-star? What was the show?
Bonus*: Who starred in the revival twenty-five years later as the female lead?
Answer: Gertrude Lawrence; Yul Brynner; The King and I (St. James, 3/29/51-3/20/54;1,246 perfs.)
Bonus*:  Constance Towers
Winner(s): Lloyd Baum*, Frank Tangredi


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In the original Broadway production of the thriller Dial ‘M’ for Murder by Frederick Knott, who played the man plotting the death of his wife? Who played the Inspector who unravels the plot?
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What character actor won a Tony award for playing three roles in a hit “play” that was actually four unrelated one-acts? What was the name of the play and who wrote it?
Bonus*: Name the veteran character actress who played the actor's wife in two of the four plays.
Answer: Martin Balsam; You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running; Robert Anderson
Bonus*:  Eileen Heckart
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Feb. 5, 1959 - Gwen Verdon and Richard Kiley star as "Redhead" opens at the 46th Street Theatre. The musical marks the debut of Bob Fosse as a director as well as choreographer. It goes on to win six Tony Awards and runs 452 performances.

Feb. 11, 1976 - Lee J. Cobb, the original Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's "The Death of a Salesman," dies at age 65.


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On Bonanza, Ben Cartwright had three sons by three different mothers.  Name the mothers, their respective sons and how each died.  Bonus*: Name the actresses.
Answer: Adam's mother was Elizabeth who died after childbirth
            Hoss' mother was Inger and was killed by Indians
            Little Joe's mother was Marie who was thrown from a horse
Bonus*:  Geraldine Brooks, Inga Stevens, Felicia Farr, respectively 
Winner(s): ;- (


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Last Week's Stumper
As we all know that Jack Klugman and Tony Randall famously played roomates Oscar and Felix on TV's The Odd Couple.  Who was Klugman's real life roommate in NYC while both were struggling to become stars?
Answer:   Charles Bronson
Winner(s): Peter David

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

Comedic trilogy about a saucy, streetwise, uncultured girl who uses her sexuality to get what she wants from a business man, culminating in an infamous striptease scene.

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

BORN 2/5
Melissa Gebel
Daisy & Violet Hilton (inspiration for "Side Show") born 1908
Actor Stuart Damon (General Hospital) is 79
Playwright John Guare (House of Blue Leaves) is 78
Actor David Selby (Dark Shadows) is 75
Writer/Director Michael Mann (Miami Vice) is 73
Actress Charlotte Rampling (The Night Porter) is 71
Actor/Writer Christopher Guest (A Mighty Wind) is 68
Actress Barbara Hershey (Beaches) is 68
Actor Jonathan Freeman (Aladdin) is 66
Actor Tim Meadows (SNL, Glory Daze) is 55
Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, SWF) is 54
Actress Laura Linney (You Can Count on Me, The Big “C”) is 52
Actor Chris Parnell (SNL, 30 Rock) is 49
Singer Bobby Brown is 47
DIED 2/5
Actress Peggy Rea (Grace Under Fire) – 2011 – Congestive heart failure
Actor Franklin Cover (The Jeffersons) – 2006 – Pneumonia
Actor Doug McClure (The Virginian) - 1995 - Lung cancer
Composer Joe Raposo (It's Not Easy Being Green) - 1989 - Lymphoma
Actress Ethel Shutta (Follies) - 1976
Actress Thelma Ritter - 1969 - Heart attack

BORN 2/6
Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is 99
Actor Patrick Macnee (The Avengers) born 1922
Actor Rip Torn (The Larry Sanders Show) is 85
Actor Mike Farrell (M*A*S*H) is 77
Newscaster Tom Brokaw is 76
Singer/Actor Fabian (Fabiano Anthony Forte) is 73
Singer Bob Marley born 1945
Actor Steven Keats (Hester Street) born 1946
Writer/Dirctor Jim Sheridan (In America) is 67
Singer Natalie Cole born 1950
Actor/Director Robert Townsend (Hollywood Shuffle) is 59
Actress Kathy Najimy (Sister Act) is 59
Actor Barry Miller (Fame, Biloxi Blues) is 58
Actress Megan Gallagher (China Beach) is 56
DIED 2/6
Actor Peter Breck (Maverick) – 2012 – Dementia
Actor James Whitmore (Give ‘em Hell, Harry) – 2009 – Lung cancer
Singer Frankie Laine (Rawhide) – 2007 – Cardio-vascular disease
Actor Guy Stockwell (Return to Peyton Place) - 2002
Actor Joseph Cotton (Citizen Kane) - 1994 - Pneumonia
Director/Choreographer Ron Field (Applause) - 1989 - Complications from brain surgery

BORN 2/7
Writer Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol) born 1812
Composer Eubie Blake (I'm Just Wild About Harry) born 1883
Actor Eddie Bracken (Miracle at Morgan's Creek) born 1915
Actor Peter Postlethwaite (In the Name of the Father) born 1945
Director Hector Babenco (Kiss of the Spider Woman) is 70
Actor Miguel Ferrer (Robocop) is 61
Actor James Spader (The Practice, The Blacklist) is 56
Actor/Comedian Eddie Izzard (...Joe Egg) is 54
Singer Garth Brooks is 54
Actor Jason Gedrick (Iron Eagle) is 51
Actor/Comedian Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) is 50
Actor Ashton Kutcher (That 70s Show, 2 ½ Men) is 38
DIED 2/7
Singer Blossom Dearie – 2009 – Natural causes
Magician Doug Henning (The Magic Show) - 2000 - Liver cancer
Songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen (Swinging on a Star) - 1990
Singer Matt Monro (From Russia With Love) – 1985 – Liver cancer

BORN 2/8
Caitlin Hornick
Writer Jules Verne (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) born 1828
Actress Dame Edith Evans (Tom Jones) born 1888
Director King Vidor (War and Peace) born 1894
Actor Robert Middleton (Man of LaMancha) born 1907
Actress Lana Turner (Peyton Place) born 1921
Actor Jack Lemmon (The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger) born 1925
Actress Audrey Meadows (The Honeymooners) born 1926
Actress Elizabeth Hoffman (Sisters) is 89
Actor Alejandro Rey (The Flying Nun) born 1930
Actor James Dean (Rebel Without A Cause, Giant) born 1931
Composer John Williams (Star Wars, E.T., Jaws, etc.) is 84
Newsman Ted Koppel is 76
Actor Nick Nolte (The Prince of Tides) is 75
Actor/Comedian Robert Klein (They're Playing Our Song) is 74
Actress Brooke Adams (Key Exchange) is 67
Actress Julia Barr (All My Children) is 67
Actress Mary Steenburgen (Melvin & Howard) is 63
Actor Ethan Phillips (Star Trek:Voyager) is 61
Actor Gary Coleman (Diff'rent Strokes) born 1968
Actress Mary McCormack (Private Parts) is 47
Actor Seth Green (Family Guy, Austin Powers…) is 42
DIED 2/8
Actress Anna Nicole Smith - 2007 - Drug overdose

BORN 2/9
Actress Mrs. Patrick Campbell born 1865
Actor Ronald Colman (Gunga Din) born 1891
Actress Peggy Wood (I Remember Mama, The Sound of Music) born 1892
Entertainer Carmen Miranda born 1909
Entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee born 1914
Actress Kathryn Grayson (Showboat, Kiss Me Kate) born 1922
Singer/Songwriter Carole King (I Feel the Earth Move) is 74
Actor Squire Fridell is 73
Actor Joe Pesci (Goodfellas, Raging Bull) is 73
Novelist Alice Walker (The Color Purple) is 72
Actress Mia Farrow (Rosemary's Baby) is 71
Actress Judith Light (Who's the Boss, Other Desert Cities) is 67
Actress Penny Peyser is 65
Actor Jm J. Bullock (Too Close For Comfort) is 61
Actor Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny) is 61
Singer Travis Tritt is 53
Actress Julie Warner (Doc Hollywood) is 51
DIED 2/9
Actor Ian Richardson - 2007
Actor David Wayne (Finian's Rainbow) - 1995 - Lung cancer
Hollywood make-up artist Ben Nye (1986)
Composer Percy Faith (1976)
Actor Gabby Hayes (George Francis Hayes) (1969) - Heart ailment
Singer Sophie Tucker (1966) - Lung and kidney disease
Bandleader Eddy Duchin (1951) - Leukemia
Writer Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (1881) - Hemorrhage

BORN 2/10
Amanda Taraska
Rich McDermott
Actor Alan Hale born 1892
Actor Jimmy Durante born 1893
Actress Dame Judith Anderson (Medea) born 1897
Writer Bertolt Brecht born 1898
Actress/Teacher Stella Adler born 1901
Director John Farrow born 1904
Actor Lon Chaney, Jr. born 1906
Opera singer Leontyne Price is 89
Composer Jerry Goldsmith (Poltergeist) born 1929
Actor Robert Wagner (To Catch a Thief) is 86
Actor Barrie Ingham (Jekyll & Hyde) born 1932
Singer Roberta Flack (Killing Me Softly) is 77
Filmmaker Michael Apted (7 Up) is 75
Entertainer Peter Allen (I Go To Rio) born 1944
Actress Laura Dern (Jurassic Park, Wild) is 49
DIED 2/10
Actress Shirley Temple-Black – 2014 – C.O.P.D.
Actor Roy Scheider (Jaws, All That Jazz) – 2008 – Multiple myeloma
Actor Lewis Arquette (2001) - Congestive heart failure
Actor Jim Varney (Ernest Goes to…) - 2000 - Lung cancer
Author Alex Haley (Roots) - 1992
Actor Brian Aherne (1986) - Heart failure
Producer/Composer Billy Rose (1966) - Lobar pneumonia

BORN 2/11
Katie Brodsky
Producer/Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz born 1909
Writer Sidney Sheldon (I Dream of Jeannie) born 1917
Actress Eva Gabor (Green Acres) born 1919
Actor Billy Halop (Dead End Kids) born 1920
Actress Kim Stanley (Bus Stop, Frances) born 1925
Actor Leslie Nielsen (Police Squad) born 1926
Actor Conrad Janis (Mork & Mindy) is 88
Actress Tina Louise (Gilligan's Island) is 81
Actor Burt Reynolds (Smokey & the Bandit) is 80
Actor Philip Anglim (The Elephant Man) is 63
Actress Carey Lowell (Law & Order) is 55
Singer Sheryl Crow (All I Wanna Do…) is 54
Actress Jennifer Aniston (Friends) is 47
Actor Brice Beckham (Mr. Belvedere) is 40
Singer Brandy (Brandy Norwood) is 38
Actor Matthew Lawrence (Mrs. Doubtfire) is 36
DIED 2/11
Singer Whitney Houston (Saving All My Love…) – 2012 – Drowning
Actress Caroline McWilliams (Benson) – 2010 – Multiple Myeloma
Singer Estelle Bennett (The Ronettes) – 2009 – Colon cancer
Actor Charles Rule (1776) - 2002 - Esophageal cancer
Director Roger Vadim - 2000 - Cancer
Actor William Conrad (Cannon) - 1994 - Heart failure
Actor George O'Hanlon (The Jetsons) - 1989 - Stroke
Actor Lee J. Cobb (Death of a Salesman) - 1976 - Heart attack
Playwright Howard Lindsay (Life With Father) - 1968
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