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Great art picks up where nature ends. ~ Marc Chagall


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From Mary Ellin Kurtz
I rescued six 4-week-old abandoned kittens in the horrific August rainstorm. I’m fostering them in my home but I can’t keep them since I already have 7 cats. They’re completely adorable, very social and have wonderful purrrrsonalities. Two are spoken for & I’m currently casting for loving families for the others – three darling boys and a very girly girl. Here are their bios & headshots:
Cocoa Puff – a boy, very dark brown, white chin, chest, toes & whiskers. He has a tiny voice & loves playtime & cuddling on laps & necks. Loves his formula and big-boy cat food.
Stormy – a boy, very dark brown, white moustache, chest, toes & whiskers. Very vocal with lots of comments to share, full of energy & fun but loves cuddling on laps & necks.
Squeak – A fluffy black & white boy with a tiny squeaky voice. Very mellow & chill, nothing bothers him. Loves his food & gets as much ON him as in him, and likes curling up in the dry food bowl. Loves cuddles & playing with his sibs & mousie toys.
Sweet Pea – the fluffy black & white girly girl. Goal-oriented & vocal, lets you know what’s on her mind, wrassles right along with the boys, loves her formula and nuzzling faces & necks. She really is a sweet pea.
They're now about 6 weeks old and I’m treating them for ringworm, a very common thing. Once that’s done and they’re fully weaned & litter-box trained, they’ll be ready for forever homes, probably in 2-3 weeks. Please email me at or inbox me on facebook- you KNOW you want a sweet keetain or two!  =^..^=

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


Woody Allen’s Don’t Drink The Water, produced by Long Beach Theatre Guild is seeking an actress, age 21-35, to play the role of Susan Hollander. The daughter of the family stuck in the American Embassy behind the Iron Curtain circa 1964, is free spirited and somewhat Greenwich Village type. Directed by Rich Buckley. Show dates Nov 8,9,15,16. Call Nancy Sullivan, producer, at 516.662.6969 or email at

The School Of Singing is still holding auditions for A CHRISTMAS CAROL a new musical based on Charles Dickens story.
Scrooge 16-20 yrs old
Marley 14-20 old
Young Scrooge 12-15
Bob Cratchit 13-16
Rehearsals beginning Wed, Sept 24 at 7pm-9:30pm. Be prepared to attend weekend rehearsals when asked. Performances the weekend of Dec 12. In addition, we are auditioning dancers for TAP and JAZZ dance numbers in the show. Call or email to schedule an appt 516-252-4114 or for further info.


Voices Wanted for The Silver Chords Chorus.  This multigenerational chorus is looking for singers, especially tenors and basses.  Chorus performs American songbook, Broadway, classical.  4 performances a year.  Rehearsals Sat at Smithtown Senior Center.  Tryouts with director Carl J. Ferrara Sept. 13, 20, 27 at 11:45am. Be prepared to sing selection for your part. For more info, call Caroline 631-235-3593

Broadhollow Theatre Company auditions on Sat, Sept 13 from 10am until noon and Mon, Sept 15 from 6:30-8pm at the Rising Star's Performing Arts Center, 1750A Merrick Ave, Merrick  for a one-time performance of The Wizard of Oz to be performed at the Westbury Music Fair on Sat, Oct 18. Prepare 16 bars of music. For add'l info call 631-581-2700. <Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page>

Huntington Cabaret auditions ages 14 - 19 for NYC High School Showcase with Award-Winning New York City Musical Director Joshua Stephen Kartes thru Sept 13. Audition and rehearsals are in Huntington Village. Joshua Stephen Kartes is well-known for his NYC Broadway Sings series featuring numerous Broadway actors who are featured in shows such as Broadway Sings Adele, Broadway sings Michael Jackson, Broadway Sings Amy Winehouse, Broadway Sings Beyonce, etc. with amazing arrangements he has written of the artists' songs. He is also well-known as the musical director for the weekly NYC  Broadway Sessions series which highlights Broadway actors.  The cast will feature 7 singers with extensive performing experience. Each cast member will sing 3 solos with original arrangements by Mr. Kartes and ensemble songs. The show will be performed at a major NYC club in early Dec. There will be a professionally recorded CD of the show. Call Director Linda Ray at  631 673-5577 or 631 335-258 for more info and to set up an audition appt. There is a fee.

Merrick Theatre and Center for the Arts is casting Deirdre, a new musical based on an ancient Celtic myth.  This is an opportunity to originate a role in a new musical, written by local (LI) talent:  Michael McCarthy, composer/co-librettist and Rich Buley-Neumar, lyricist/co-librettist. AUDITION DATES: Tues, 9/16 and Wed, 9/17 at 8pm. LOCATION:  Merrick Theater and Center for the Arts – located directly under the LIRR Merrick Station Platform on Sunrise Hwy.   (For best directions, map to the LIRR Merrick Train Station.) For more info about the show, including a synopsis and some music samples, visit our website at Seeking actors who can look beyond the page and make the parts their own.  Above all, we are looking for actors who will be dedicated to the show and passionate about being a part of this world premiere event.  Non-union. Open to non-traditional casting. Individual and select group music rehearsals will begin as early as Oct (musical director will schedule rehearsals with each actor at mutually agreeable times).  Staging/blocking rehearsals will begin in Dec (before the holidays) but will be held primarily in Jan.  An initial table read will also be scheduled for some time in Oct (date TBD). The show runs 11 performances from Jan 31 – Feb 22 (Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm). Must be available with no conflicts for the entire run and Jan rehearsal schedule (weeknights Mon – Thurs).  Cast of 16, many double/triple in ensemble, must be able to delineate each role. Some characters age many years during course of the show.  All sing solo and/or ensemble with harmonies.  Ability to read music is a plus!  Some dancing, and some roles will require sword play, therefore stage combat experience is also a definite plus. Bring headshot and resume.  Bring sheet music for a complete song (two contrasting songs if possible)  showing your range.  Auditions are required, but if you wish to send your headshots and resumes, audio or video clips or links in advance, email us at<Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page>

Second Stage Productions auditions for High School Musical on Tues, Sept 16 and Thurs, Sept 18 in Amityville. Callbacks are Sat, Sept 20.  All roles open. Performance dates are
Nov 14 - 23.  Auditions are by appointment only.  For an appt and more info email Check our website at


Seeking 2 outgoing and animated males or females (or one of each) to perform as Hopi Clown Kachinas during a community fire ceremony on Fri, Oct 25 at 5pm. Will pay. Total time needed is approx 2 hrs.  The ceremony will be part of Patchogue's PACMAC, an arts, music and cinema festival. Contact artist Tina Folks for more info: or call 631-566-0568

John W. Engeman Theatre at Northport announces Open Local and NYC auditions for its upcoming production of A Christmas Story on Sun, Sept 28 and Tues, Sept 30, respectively. Actors will be seen in the order in which they sign-in. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, music & lyrics: Joseph Robinette, book; Richard Dolce, producing artistic director & director; James Olmstead, musical director; Antoinette DiPietropolo, choreographer. Reh: 11/1; Open: 11/20; Close: 1/4. Children begin rehearsals: 10/11 or 10/12. All auditioners should prepare 16 bars in the style of the show (you may sing from A Christmas Story) and may be asked to dance. Bring dance clothes, character shoes AND tap shoes if you tap dance. If unable to attend either date, send headshot and resume to Vic DiMonda, Associate Producing Director, c/o The John W. Engeman Theatre at Northport, 250 Main St, Northport, NY 11768, Attn: A Christmas Story. 
LOCAL CALL (Northport):Sun, Sept 28, Engeman Theatre
CHILDREN: Sign up 11:30am in Studio 1; Audition begins: noon
ADULTS: Sign up: 2:30pm in Studio 1; Audition begins: 3pm
OPEN CALL (NYC):Tues, Sept 30 @ NOLA Rehearsal Studios, 250 W 54th St – 10th Fl
Women 10am–1:30pm  Sign up begins at 9am - list will be pulled at 11am
Men  2:30pm– 6pm  Sign up begins at 1:30pm - list will be pulled at 3:30pm
RALPHIE PARKER – Young dreamer & schemer. 8-13; play 9-10. Must be under 5’ tall with an unchanged voice.  A regular boy with a strong presence and an honest actor.  Carries the show.
JEAN SHEPHERD – Ralphie’s older, wiser alter ego. Functions as the narrator and occasionally steps out to assume the roles of various townspeople.  Charming and warm. An excellent storyteller.  45-55 MOTHER – Ralphie’s Mother. Patient  and warm but with firm conviction. It takes a lot to ruffle her feathers. 35-50. Belt and soprano.
THE OLD MAN – Ralphie’s Father. The Parker family’s beleaguered patriarch. Grumpy, good-hearted with a penchant for the highly original invective and a deeply held desire to be a winner. 35-50. High Baritone.
RANDY – Ralphie’s younger, smaller brother. Cute and off beat but a serious headache. 6-9. Also must sing with an unchanged voice.
SCHWARTZ – One of Ralphie’s two best friends. A scapegoat. 8-13.
FLICK - One of Ralphie’s two best friends. A guinea pig. 8-13.
SCUT FARKAS – The schoolyard bully who routinely torments Ralphie and friends. 8-13. No taller than 5 feet.
MISS SHIELDS – Ralphie’s Teacher.  Sassy and fun. Not stereotypically uptight. 30-45 A belter.
HELEN – Ralphie’s classmate. A child prodigy. 8-13.
ESTHER - Ralphie’s classmate with a  particular interest in Ralphie. 8-13.
ENSEMBLE - folk from Ralphie’s past. Men and Women - early 20’s -  50’s . Strong singer/ actors with bright contemporary voices to play a multitude of roles including Santa, fathers, mothers, neighbors, delivery people and elves.  Understudies will come from the ensemble. Must also be strong movers. Seeking all ethnicities.
CHILDREN’S ENSEMBLE – kids from Ralphie’s past. Boys and Girls – ages 6 – 13 with unchanged voices to play children in Ralphie’s neighbor hood and school. Understudies will come from the ensemble. Movement and Tap skill a plus.


Kidville - Are you energetic, outgoing, responsible, and fun? We are looking for guitarists, piano players, drummers and vocalists to be a part of our Rockin' Railroad band. As a member of this 4-piece band, you would be performing and leading 45 minute music classes for children 6 months to 6 years old. It's a fun and happy time for all involved! For a sampling of a Rockin' Railroad class tune check out: YouTube: Kidville's Rockin' Railroad:Grandma's Magic Mailbox Song.  All candidates should be fast learners, team players, and hard workers - with a good sense of humor and ability to interact with children and adults in a classroom setting. You can expect competitive pay, tons of fun, flexible daytime hours, and incredible opportunities! If you might enjoy working with children 4 months - 5 years, we would love to meet you! High energy, up-beat applicants only.
• Knowledge of multiple styles of music is preferred.
• Must be able to learn material by listening to MP3s.
• Theater background and/or experience performing in a band is a plus.
• Experience teaching and/or working with young children preferred.
• Must have experience with the Internet.
• Must be fluent in English.
• Must provide documentation of legal U.S. residency.
In addition to the above qualifications, individual qualifications are specified below:
• Vocalist - Must be comfortable singing multiple genres of music.
• Guitarist - Must play guitar and sing well and have solid knowledge of fundamental chords.
• Pianist - Must be able to sight-read, follow sheet music, and learn material by listening to MP3s. Must have knowledge of and be able to play multiple styles of upbeat, improvisational music. Must have the ability to follow and improvise.
• Drummer - Must have knowledge of and be able to play multiple styles of upbeat, improvisational music for transitions between songs and activities by following pianist and guitarist. Must have the ability to follow and improvise.
Kidville operates upscale facilities catering to newborns through six-year-old children and their families. We offer a wide range of developmental classes including mommy and me, art, music, and gym classes, a 2s pre- pre-school alternative program, and birthday parties on the weekends. We are looking for energetic, outgoing, responsible and loving employees to work with toddlers in this fun environment! Kidville is a team-oriented place where everyone is committed to providing a positive experience for families. The combination of a pleasant attitude, willingness to help others, and a commitment to Kidville's high standard of service are the foundation of a positive work environment.


Casting adult male and female dancers to perform live in the Party Scene of the Adjkun Ballet Theatre’s production of Nutcracker, Dec 2014. Choreographer: Martha Merideth. Rehearsals will be held 31 Ira Rd, Syosset. There will be 8 performances at Manhattan theatre venues and 2 performances in New Rochelle. Call (516) 921-2912 for private interview and tryout.


St. John the Baptist Diocesan HS is looking for a Director for its Spring Musical.  The Musical will be performed on March 6, 7 and 8.  The Director will be responsible for conducting auditions, selecting student performers, scheduling and implementing a rehearsal schedule, communicating with students and parents, coordinating rehearsals with our Performing Arts department and leading the performance.  The Director will also be responsible for securing a lead Choreographer, Musical Director and Pit Orchestra. 
The Ideal Candidate will possess
-   A Master’s Degree in Education and/or the Fine Arts
-   Experience directing a High School Musical
-   Very strong organizational and communication skills
-   Knowledge of Catholic Values and a clearly defined philosophy of how and why the Performing Arts are an essential part of Secondary Education
-    Extensive knowledge of Musical Theater and the coordination necessary for a successful performance
Interested parties should email a resume and cover letter to by Sept 24. 

Seeking 2 Band- Stand Management Interns (Stages are sounded by Sam Ash and Guitar Center) Professional environment...Community service credits as applicable. Phone Sheila Rettaliata (516-873-9339) for interview prior to Sept 14 Mineola Street Fair

Township Theatre Group seeks a Director for our production of Finnegan's Farewell, a comedy by Kevin Alexander with music and Improv.  Performance dates are Feb 28 - March 8.  Some pay.  Call Susan at 516-318-4871 for info and appt.

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.

The Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island is offering for sale a rarely used Comet 410 watt follow spot with stand and spare bulb. These spotlights retail for about $1,200 - $1,300, plus shipping. Interested persons may contact us through our website at Free shipping to anywhere on Long Island!

John W. Engeman Theater is seeking a Wardrobe Assistant for their 2014-15 Season which is already underway. Wardrobe Assistant must have prior experience in dressing a quick change, alterations, and costume maintenance . Any wig training is also a plus.  Candidates must be able to facilitate quick changes during performances as well as handle minor alterations and repairs, laundry, pressing and steaming of costumes. Must possess quick problem solving skills, great organizational ability and must work well in a team environment.  Candidates must provide their own transportation to the theater in Northport and must be available for daytime and evening hours. Schedule will vary depending on the production. Submit resume and cover letter to No phone calls.

Merrick Theatre and Center for The Arts is looking for teachers for our after-school theatre arts program. Must have experience in theatre arts. If interested, call Tommy or JoAnne at 516-665-3127.

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


The Addams Family @ Gateway Playhouse 9/13

Play it Again, Sam @ Broadhollow Elmont Theatre 9/14


The Twilight Zone Live @ Bluebox Theatre 9/11 - 21

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ CM Performing Arts Center 9/12

Godspell @ Rockaway Theatre Company 9/12 - 28

next to normal @ Gallery Players of Brooklyn 9/13

Mrs. Parliament's Night Out @ Broadhollow's Studio Theatre 9/13

I'll Be Back Before Midnight @ Broadhollow's Bay Way Theatre 9/13

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CM Performing Arts Center presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Fri, Sept 12, 19, 26 @ 8PM
Sat, Sept 13, 20, 27 @ 8PM
Sun, Sept 14, 21, 28 @ 2PM*
Wed, Sept 17 @ 2PM** & 7:30PM
Fri, Sat, Sun 2pm Performances: Adults - $27, Srs - $25, Students - $20
Wed 7:30pm Performances:  Adults - $24, Srs - $22, Students - $18
Dinner Theater: $42 * Group Rates available
*complimentary bagels 30 minutes prior to show
**complimentary refreshment
Info/tickets (631) 218-2810 or
Chip Tolentino...John Dunphy
William Barfée...Bobby Montaniz
Olive Ostrovsky...Kristina Lodestro
Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre...Jacqueline Hughes
Leaf Coneybear...A.J.  Pulvirenti
Marcy Park...Meagan Materazo
Rona Lisa Peretti...Marielle Greguski
Vice Principal Douglas Panch...Mark T. Cahill
Mitch Mahoney...Kyle Petty
Director/Choreographer...Bobby Montaniz
Musical Director...Matthew W. Surico
Costume Designer...Ronald R. Green III
Set Designer...Patrick Grossman
Sound Designer...Brianne  Boyd
Lighting Designer...Cindy Shumsey
Master Carpenters...Steve Cottonaro, Jason Forella
Stage Manager...Karen Tese
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BroadHollow's Studio Theatre presents Mrs. Parliament's Night Out by Norm Foster
Sept 13 - Oct 18 (Dark the weekends of Sept 26 and Oct 3)
Advance tickets:$20  adults, $18 seniors (65+), $18 students and $14 for youth (under 12).  All tickets $25 at the door.
Info/reservations (631) 226-8400 or
Mrs. Parliament...Linda Rameizl
Watch Salesman/Julian/Bruno/Steve...Bob Lingner
Winston/Chuck Parliament...Derek McLaughlin
Salesgirl/Ginny/Rosa/Myrna...Lesley Wade
Ruby Lewicki/Sylvia Summers/Marie/Beck...Joan St. Onge
Carl Lewicki/Devlin/Puncho...Matt Stashin
Mr. Marx/Eduardo/Andre...Scott Earle
Producer...Bob O'Neil
Director...Marian Waller
SM...Lorri DiPelligrini
When Teresa’s husband forgets their 32nd wedding anniversary she realizes it’s time to stop waiting for her husband’s attention and put herself first. Will her husband notice the new Teresa? Will he care? This new comedy asks what it takes to keep a marriage fresh – and questions if it’s even possible.
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The Rockaway Theatre Company, Inc. presents Godspell
Post Theater, Bldg T4, Fort Tilden
Sept 12 - 28
Special Benefit Performance Sept 26 - proceeds to The Alzheimer's Assoc.
Tickets: Adults $20, Srs/Children $15
718-374-6400 or
Karen Mascolo
Chazmond Peacock
Renee Steadman
Nicole Mangano
Michelle Riccardi
Matt Leonon
Jacqueline Samaha
John Panepinto as Judas
Matt Smilardi as Jesus
Frank Caiati (Director)
Kimberly Simek (Assistant Director)
Jeffrey and Heather Arzberger (Musical Directors)
Gabrielle Mangano (Choreographer)
Nora Meyers (Stage Manager)
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Mineola Street Fair
Sept 14, 11AM-5PM
1) George Becker and Kristen Cunha / "Clear Day Gone"
2) Allen Brown / Brown Haze 
3) Derek Deeman /"Sweet Soul Music Band:
4) Caitlin Egan and Guitar
5) Sandy Goldman and Guitar
6) Irish American Society Step Dancing Team/ Donnie Golden School
7) Ainsley Jackson /Reggae
8) Lady Laura / and The Blues Band
9) Ava Leone
11) Sharon Nanos/ Druumatics
12) Corinne Schaller / Soulful Solo Song and White Lightening Band
14) Soul4life w Pamela McPherson Cornelius/ Rhythm and Blues band
15) Amanda Sweeney / Songstress of Lynbrook
16) US TAE KWON DO / Master Sooyong Jeon   
Pastor Chet Easton and American Legion Vet, Norm Jardine will sing at Opening Ceremonies @ 12:30/ Showmobile.
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Bluebox Theatre Company presents The Twilight Zone Live - The Lonely, Third From the Sun & Nothing in the Dark
Performing Arts Studio of NY - Theater Entrance -  224 E Main St, Pt Jefferson 11777
Thurs, Sept 11 & 18 at 8pm
Fri, Sept 12 & 19 at 8pm
Sat, Sept 20 at 3pm and 8pm
Sun, Sept 21 at 3pm and 7pm
Reservations 631-928-6529 or
Directed by Bryon Azoulay
Written by Rod Sterling
Presented by The Performing Arts Studio of NY
Produced by David Morrissey and Joe Rubino
Stage Manager Natalie Dzienius Narrated by David Morrissey Sr.
John Luke Dzienius
Rossy Castillo
Phil Martinez
Anthony M. Fizzuglio
Julia Pulick
Andrew J. Beck
Vincent Giarraputo
Olivia Hiz
Maya Brennan
Julian Miles Davis
Anthony Arce
Jesse Lyons
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John W. Engeman Theater at Northport presents Evita
Thurs, Sept 18 – Sun, Nov 2
Janine Divita* - Eva Peron
Emily Esposito - Ensemble
Aaron C. Finley* - Che
Ashley Perez Flanagan* - Mistress/Ensemble
Ruben Flores* - Magaldi/Ensemble 
Megan Koumis - Ensemble (u/s Eva)
Justin Gregory Lopez* - Ensemble (u/s Che)
Larry Lozier* - Ensemble/Dance Captain 
Erika Peterson – Ensemble (u/s Mistress)
Ryan Rhue - Ensemble (u/s Peron)
Gilbert Sanchez - Ensemble (u/s Magaldi)
Hallie Silverston - Ensemble
Paul Velutis - Ensemble
Bruce Winant* - Juan Peron
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Theatre Three presents the LI premiere of The Boy from Oz
412 Main St, Pt Jefferson 11777
Box Office: (631) 928-9100 / Group Sales: (631) 928-1130 /  
Original Book by Nick Enright Music and Lyrics by PETER ALLEN & OTHERS  
Sept 20 – Nov 1 on the Mainstage
Peter Allen STEVE McCOY
Boy (Young Peter) ANDREW TIMMINS
Marion Woolnough MARY ELLIN KURTZ
Liza Minnelli SARI FELDMAN
Costume Design RONALD R. GREEN III
Lighting Design  ROBERT W. HENDERSON, JR.
Orchestra Contractor  ELLEN MICHELMORE
Stage Manager  PETER CASDIA
Musical Direction by JACK KOHL
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Arena Players Repertory Theatre presents Tiger - Around the Park By Murray Schisgal
Vanderbilt Estate Carriage House, 180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport 11721
Sept 19 - Oct 12
8pm Fri/Sat; 3pm Sun
Tickets: $20 Fri/Sun; $25 Sat
Reservations/info (516) 293-0674 or
Gloria/Edie: Bobbie Ruth
Ben/Gus: Richard Marinez
The Tiger:  Ben, a disgruntled mailman, kidnaps a frustrated housewife who he wants to control.  In the struggle of wills, the mailman becomes the victim and the housewife becomes the tiger in a reversal of roles.
Around the Park (A Need for Less Expertise):  A married couple attempts to revitalize their sex life by listening to a series of tapes by noted therapist Dr. Oliovsky.
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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts presents 3 Special Columbus Weekend Performances
Tickets are available on line at or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tues - Sat 11am to 5pm.
JUDY CARMICHAEL with her show I Love Being Here with You
Fri, Oct 10 at 8pm
This special evening includes a VIP ticket opportunity to mix and mingle with the artist at a cocktail party following the performance. JUDY CARMICHAEL and her quartet celebrate Judy’s first all-vocal CD I Love Being Here With You with songs by Peggy Lee, Irving Berlin, Gershwin and others from the Great American Songbook will be performing songs from the CD.
JUDY GOLD - 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother
Sat, Oct 11 at 8pm
JUDY’s, monologue came about as she traveled across the country to interview Jewish mothers and how overprotective they are. Gold said, “we’ve been kicked out of every country from the beginning of time, so of course we always need to know where the children are”. She wrote and starred in 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother at St. Luke’s Theater/Ars Nova in NYC.
BETTY BUCKLEY - The Lyricist
Sun, Oct 12 at 8pm
This special evening includes a VIP ticket opportunity to mix and mingle with the artist at a cocktail party following the performance. The Lyricist is an evening of song celebrating some of the greatest writers of Broadway songs and the American Songbook. Ms. Buckley especially celebrates lyricist Oscar Hammerstein and also pays homage to contemporary writers including Stephen Sondheim and Mary Chapin Carpenter. John McDaniel accompanies Ms. Buckley on the piano. The evening is a collection featuring new arrangements of some of Ms. Buckley's favorite songs as well as two songs from her new album Ghostlight Come to Me Bend to Me and This Nearly Was Mine.
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Merrick Theatre and Center for the Arts presents Jerry's Girls: A Musical Revue Based on the Songs of Jerry Herman
2222 Hewlett Ave, Merrick 11566 516-868-6400
through Sept 28
Fri/Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm
Kelly Conrad Sanchez
Mia Donneruno
Barri Feuer
Nikki Sislian
Caitlin Thistle
Directed by Jim Redding
Musical Direction by Greg Modelewski
Choreographed by Leia DePalo
Stage Managed by Karen Brucia
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Bare Bones Theater Company presents Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers
57 Main St, Northport 11768
Oct 16, 17, 18 - 8PM; Oct 19 - 3PM
Oct 24, 24 - 8PM; Oct 25 - 3PM
Oct 31, Nov 2 - 8PM; Nov 2 - 3PM
Tickets/Info: or 800-383-3006
Jay...Matty Levenberg
Artie...Liam MacDonald
Eddie...Lee Kurfist
Bella...Justine Waker
Grandma Kurnitz...Jacqueline Muro
Uncle Louie...Nissim Yaltzindeg
Aunt Gert...Emily Eisen
Director...Jeff Bennett
Associate Director...RJ Meyer
Producer...Caitlin Esposito
Set Designer...Philip Jordan
Lighting and Sound Designer...Liz Grudzinski
Costume Designer...Sue Waiter Tyranksi
Graphics Designer...Roni Murillo
Stage Manager...Alex Edwards-Bourdrez
Assistant Stage Manager...Alex Rich
Properties Manager...Kate Madigan
Publicity...Annette Kirk, Alex Edwards-Bourdrez
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Sid Jacobson JCC presents Broadway’s Best with Seth Rudetsky
Concert featuring Broadway stars Christine Pedi, John Treacy Egan and special guests performing your favorite musical theatre hits.
Dessert reception to follow.
Mon, Oct 20 @ 7:30pm
Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills
$50 gen adm seating
$500 four tickets, priority seating
$1,000 ten tickets, priority seating
To reserve call the JCC at 516-484-1545
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Theatre Three Summer Concert Series
The Comedy Club Sept 13, 8pm $30
Paul Anthony * Chris David * Keith Anthony
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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts and the Sag Harbor American Musical Festival presents LEGENDS OF AMERICAN MUSIC
Hosted by Joe Lauro on Fri, Sept 19.
Film starts at 7:30 pm.
Tickets $15 available at the door
Info at or 631-725-9500.
LEGENDS OF AMERICAN MUSIC celebrates the diversity and passion that is American music with rare film clips of Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, B.B. King, Benny Goodman, Sam Cooke, Staple Singers, Beach Boys, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Bill Monroe, Willie Nelson, Billie Holiday, Jerry Garcia, Louis Armstrong and many more.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Bay Street Theater and the Sag Harbor American Music Festival.
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Manhattan Repertory Theatre (Fall One Act Competition) presents Hoboken Nightmare a short poem-play
303 W 42nd St (at 8th Ave), 6th floor,
Starring Richie Applebaum
Directed by Ethan Felizzari
Written by Barry Ernst
(all Long Islanders)
Sept 10-13 (all shows at 9 pm)
Email MRT for reservations (no fees) at
Tickets $20. Cash at the door.
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From Randy Klein (son of Cooky & Lenny)
What began as a collaboration with Dave Smith, a close friend, writing a Musical Comedy together (L.I. Double R - which may be produced on LI next year) evolved into producing Broadway musicals including last year's Tony Winning Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.  This year my friend Dave and I are taking a giant leap forward to become two of the lead producers on a new Off-Broadway Musical Comedy called DISENCHANTED.  
DISENCHANTED presents vignettes of many of those Princesses made famous by Disney - but... it's NOT for the kiddies.
- It's not Happily Ever After
- And it's not all about 'marrying the Prince'
They are all grown up - and all pissed off...
- at how they have been portrayed...
- and how their lives have gone.
My involvement aside - this is one of the funniest shows I have seen - and I am truly very proud and excited about sharing it with, well... everyone. We have played in a number of cities around the country and have received rave reviews and now we're coming to NYC. We open on Thurs, Dec 4 with Previews the week before. This will be a limited run of 10 weeks ending on Jan 25 at the St. Clements Theater, 423 W 46th St, a very small theater (<200 seats) until we can move into a larger and more permanent theater in 2015. As such, and since I expect the run to sell out very quickly - I am putting out this info now.  Tickets go on sale to the General Public on Sept 18.  HOWEVER... There will be one week of Discounted Ticket Sales to "Friends and Family" prior to the 18th.
**In order to qualify for the Friends and Family tickets and discounts you MUST go to the show's website ( and "Join the Princess Posse Fan Club" by entering your email address. After that - all tickets will be available through
Performances: Sun, Mon and Tues 7PM, Thurs, Fri and Sat 8PM, Sat at 3PM and Sun at 2PM
(Weekdays - and earlier in the run will be easier to get - but seats should be very available if you can purchase in that first week noted above)
Let me know if/when you are going on the chance I will be at the performance.  I look forward to getting your feedback and hope and expect that we will deliver a night that you will enjoy.



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ed. asks...
Jack Nicholson played the title role in his first film.  What was it?

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Last Week's Stumper
Who was the first actor to have a pie thrown in his face in a film?  Bonus*: Who threw it?
Answer: Ben Turpin in an early Keystone Kop flick
Bonus*: Mabel Normand
Winner(s): ;- (


Peter Morrison asks...
In 1946 actor Melvyn Douglas and Herman Levin co-produced a musical about life in the military toward the end of World War II.  Name the musical, the songwriter, and the leading lady.
Bonus*: What was unique about most of the people connected with the show?

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Last Week's Stumper
From which Broadway show does the following line come: "Who the hell cares if I act the fool/When I take me a swim in my swimmin' pool?"  Can you name the song?
Bonus*: Who was the choreographer?
Answer: Bring in 'da Noise Bring in 'da Funk (Ambassador, 4/25/96-1/10/99, 1135 perfs.); Industrialization
Bonus*:  Savion Glover
Winner(s): Michael Manuelian*


ed. asks...
Name the two plays with the most Tony award nominations.  Which won the most Tonys?

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Last Week's Stumper
Twin brothers won Tony Awards in the Best Play category.  Name the brothers and their three award winning plays.
Answers: Peter Shaffer and  Anthony Shaffer
Bonus*:  Anthony - Sleuth (1971). Peter - Equus (1975) and Amadeus (1981).
Winner(s): Frank Tangredi*, Michael Manuelian*


Sept 12, 1960 - The Mansfield Theatre gets renamed the Brooks Atkinson Theatre after the retiring NY Times critic.

Sept. 17, 1961 - Samuel Beckett's Happy Days gets its world premiere.

Sept. 17, 1962 - Robert Duvall is in the cast when The Days and Nights of Bebe Fenstermaker opens.

Sept. 18, 1968 - Lovers and Other Strangers opens.


ed. asks...
60 Minutes ran a feature called Point Counterpoint from 1971-1979 in which James L. Kirkpatrick debated two adversaries; one a man, one a woman (one from 1971-1874 and the second from 1975-1979).  Can you name them?

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Last Week's Stumper
The only time Ralph Edwards did not host This Is Your Life was on January 30, 1957.  Who hosted that evening?
Answer: Ronald Reagan
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ed. asks...
Who played Robert Redford's laid-back rodeo pal and manager in 1979's The Electric Horseman?

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Last week's stumper:
Whose ashes did Marlon Brando keep in his home in Tahiti? Bonus*: Why?
Answer:  Wally Cox
Bonus*:   Cox was Brando's childhood friend
Winner(s): Frank Tangredi*

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

After all the hoopla, Laurey and Curly settle into their backwoods homestead and become heads of a clan of fifteen kids.

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

BORN 9/12
Tom Donnarumma
Actor Maurice Chevalier (Gigi) born 1888
Actor Ian Holm (Big Night) is 83
Actress Linda Gray (Dallas) is 75
Actor Peter Scolari (Bosom Buddies, Newhart) is 61
Actress Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds) is 58
Actor Jason Statham (The Transporter) is 43
Actor Paul Walker (Fast & Furious) born 1972
Actor Benjamin McKenzie (The O.C.) is 37
Actress Emmy Rossum (The Phantom of the Opera) is 29
DIED 9/12
Singer Johnny Cash (A Boy Named Sue) - 2003 - Complications from diabetes
Talk show host Jack Paar - 1997
Actor Jeremy Brett - 1995 - Heart attack
Actor Tom Ewell (The Seven Year Itch) - 1994
Actor Raymond Burr (Perry Mason, Ironside) - 1993 - Kidney cancer
Actor Anthony Perkins (Psycho) - 1992 - AIDS

BORN 9/13
Chakira Iliana
Mickey Lambert Alero
Actress Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night) born 1903
Actress Reta Shaw (The Ghost & Mrs. Muir) born 1912
Singer Mel Torme born 1925
Actress Eileen Fulton (As the World Turns) is 82
Actress Barbara Bain (Space 1999) is 80
TV producer Fred Silverman (Supertrain) is 78
Actor Richard Kiel (The Spy Who Loved Me) is 76
Actress Jacqueline Bisset (The Deep) is 71
Actress Nell Carter (Ain't Misbehavin', Gimme' A Break) born 1948
Actress Jean Smart (Designing Women) is 56
Actor Ben Savage (Boy Meets World) is 35
DIED 9/13
Actress Dorothy McGuire (Old Yeller) - 2001 - Cardiac arrest
Rapper/Actor Tupac Shakur (Poetic Justice) - 1996 - Homicide
Director Mervyn LeRoy (Mister Roberts) - 1987 - Alzheimer's disease
Conductor Leopold Stowkowski - 1977

BORN 9/14
Danicah Waldo
Jane Maushay
Joe Mantello
Producer Hal B. Wallis born 1899
Actress Kay Medford (Funny Girl) born 1914
Actor Harve Presnell (The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Fargo) born 1933
Actress Zoe Caldwell (Medea, Master Class) is 81
Actor Walter Koenig (Star Trek) is 78
Actor Nicol Williamson (Excalibur) born 1938
Actress Barbara Sharma (Rhoda) is 72
Actor Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) is 67
Writer/Director Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) is 60
Actress Haviland Morris (Sixteen Candles) is 55
Actress Melissa Leo (Homicide, The Fighter) is 54
Actress Faith Ford (Murphy Brown) is 50
Actor Dan Cortese (Veronica’s Closet) is 47
Actor Brett Tabisel (Big: The Musical) is 32
DIED 9/14
Actor/Comedian Henry Gibson (Laugh-In, Nashville) – 2009 – Cancer
Actor Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing, Ghost) – 2009 – Cancer
Director Robert Wise (The Sound of Music) – 2005 – Heart failure
Actress LaWanda Page (Sanford & Son) – 2002 – Complications from diabetes)
Actor Michael Greer (Fortune and Men’s Eyes) – 2002 – Lung cancer
Actress Beah Richards (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner) – 2000 – Emphysema
Actress/Dancer Juliet Prowse (Can-Can) – 1996 – Pancreatic cancer
Actress/Playwright Julie Bovasso (Saturday Night Fever) – 1991 – Cancer
Actress Janet Gaynor (A Star is Born) – 1984 – Pneumonia
Actress Grace Kelly (The Country Girl) – 1982 – Car accident
Dancer Isadora Duncan – 1927

BORN 9/15
J.R and Dina Morgan Lotito*
Robert (Bobby) O'Neill
Actress Fay Wray (King Kong) born 1907
Actress Penny Singleton (Blondie) born 1908
Actor/Comedian Nipsey Russell (Julius Russell) born 1918
Actor Jackie Cooper born 1922
Singer Bobby Short born 1924
Comedian Norm Crosby is 87
Opera singer Jessye Norman is 69
Actor Roy Brocksmith (Picket Fences) born 1945
Writer/Director Ron Shelton (Bull Durham) is 69
Director Oliver Stone (Platoon, JFK) is 68
Actor Tommy Lee Jones (Men in Black, Lincoln) is 68
Actress Wendie Jo Sperber (Bosom Buddies) born 1958
Actor Jerry Dixon (Once on This Island) is 47
Actor Danny Nucci (Titanic) is 46
Actor Josh Charles (The Good Wife) is 43
Actor Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters) is 35
DIED 9/15
Actress Brett Somers (The Odd Couple) – 2007 – Stomach/colon cancer
Producer Sid Luft (A Star is Born) – 2005 – Heart attack
Musician Johnny Ramone (The Ramones) – 2004 – Prostate cancer

BORN 9/16
TV Personality Allen Funt (Candid Camera) born 1914
Actress Lauren Bacall (Applause, Key Largo) born 1924
Actress Janis Paige is 89
Actor Peter Falk (Columbo) born 1927
Actress Anne Francis (Forbidden Planet) born 1930
Actor George Chakiris (West Side Story) is 80
Actor Ed Begley, Jr. (St. Elsewhere) is 66
Actor Mickey Rourke (Diner, The Wrestler) is 61
Magician David Copperfield is 58
Actress Jennifer Tilly (Family Guy) is 56
Musician Richard Marx (Flesh & Bone) is 51
Actor/Singer Marc Anthony (The Capeman) is 46
Actress Amy Poehler (SNL, Baby Mama) is 43
Actress Madeline Zima (The Nanny) is 29
DIED 9/16
Singer Mary Travers (Peter, Paul, & Mary) - 2009 - Cancer
Actress Dori Brenner (Next Stop Greenwich Village) - 2000 - Cancer
Actor/Dancer Gene Nelson (Oklahoma, Follies) - 1996 - Cancer
Actor Jack Dodson - 1994 - Heart failure

BORN 9/17
Danny Amy
Actress Dorothy Loudon (Annie) born 1923
Actress Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker, The Graduate) born 1931
Actor David Huddleston (The Big Lebowski) is 81
Actor Paul Benedict (The Jeffersons) born 1938
Actor John Ritter (Three's Company) born 1949
Actress Cassandra Peterson ("Elvira, Mistress of the Dark") is 61
Actor Kyle Chandler (Homefront) is 47
Actor Malik Yoba (New York Undercover) is 45
Actor Matthew Settle (Brothers and Sisters) is 43
DIED 9/17
Actor/Comedian Red Skelton (Richard Bernard Skelton) - 1997 - Pneumonia
Actress Iris Adrian - 1994 - Earthquake victim
Actor Feodor Chaliapin Jr. (Moonstruck) - 1992
Actor Richard Basehart - 1984 - Multiple strokes
Songwriter Bert Kalmar (Three Little Words) - 1947

BORN 9/18
Lu Petronelli
Peter Kilcommons
Actress Greta Garbo (Camille, Grand Hotel) born 1904
Choreographer Agnes DeMille (Oklahoma) born 1909/died 1993
Actor Jack Warden (Heaven Can Wait, 12 Angry Men) born 1920
Singer Frankie Avalon is 73
Actor Robert Blake (Baretta) is 79
Actress Holly Robinson Peete (21 Jump Street) is 48
Actor James Marsden (X-Men) is 39
Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith is 39
Actors Taylor Porter and Brandon Porter (Party of Five) 15
DIED 9/18
Musician Jimi Hendrix - 1970 - Drug overdose
Actor Franchot Tone (Mutiny on the Bounty) - 1968 - Lung cancer
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