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Deb's Web 11/26/15
We've completed the casting of Moon Over the Brewery for a February production at Playcrafters in Bellport.
Rehearsals commence next week.

John and I caught two of last week's seventeen closing shows; The Lyons, at Bare Bones, and Don't Dress for Dinner, at Playcrafters.  Both were very enjoyable and up to the standards of their respective theaters.  Good job to all involved!

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From John Mazzarella, Scenic Designer for MacArthur High School
We recently did Legally Blonde and have 3 beautiful set pieces that we’re selling (fully negotiable). They and very sturdy, fully painted, and each piece has a stage truck. We are willing to sell them individually or as a group. They are great for any room or storefront and work for your standard stage flat or wall.
Side 1: Pink Striped (Elles’s Room) 4x8 truck
Side 2: Teal (Paulette’s Salon) 4x8 truck
Door: Door on side 1 || Shower Curtain side 2 on a 2x4 truck
view at
Contact: 516-578-9956 or

Theatre By The Bay is offering for sale, the striking stage set it used in its production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.  There are three beautifully detailed houses which can be purchased as a set or individually.  We welcome all offers – price negotiable. 
Each colorful building has trimmed arches and windows: 
• House of Lycus – 12’wide by 10’high – window and door openings (we hung a curtain – but functioning door can be attached)
• House of Erronius – 12’wide by 10’high – functioning door, window openings
• House of Senex – 18’wide by 10’high, functioning door, window openings, two steps up to doorway (columns on this house were rented and are not available)
Photos can be seen on our website:
Contact: Martha Stein at: – re: FORUM

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


Broadhollow Theater Company seeking male African American or Latino actors for various supporting and featured roles in Dream Girls Looking for men 17 and up who can sing and move well. If Interested, send headshot and resume to  Looking to fill immediately.  Looking for actors who can do either or both runs.
Bayway:Jan 2, 8, 9, 16 - 8pm,  Jan 3, 10, 17 - 2:30pm & Jan 6 - 2pm
Elmont: Feb 6, 13, 26, 27 - 8pm,  Feb 7, 14 - 2:30pm &  Feb 10 - 2pm

Broadhollow Theater Educational Day Rep Seeking 17- 25 year old actress to play young heroine in Frosty the Snowman. Must be able to sing and move well. Good comedic timing a must. The show will run weekday mornings, and 1 or 2 possible Saturdays. Stipend involved. Runs Nov 30 - Jan 29. If interested, send head shot and resume to director at

The theater group of Kulanu School For Special Needs Children (in conjunction with YI of Woodmere) is seeking 3 men between the ages of 20 and 40 who can sing and dance to play brothers in our upcoming production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to benefit the school. THIS IS A PAID GIG. The performances are Dec 19, 20, 26 and 27 at the Lawrence High School in Cedarhurst. Contact Stuart Rappaport at or Beth Raskin at 


Second Stage Productions in Merrick is casting college students for its production of Spring Awakening on Sat, Nov 28.  This is a college-age-only production which will rehearse intensively for 2 weeks during winter break.  Performances will be Jan 8 - 17.  To audition, email Brian at by Fri, Nov 27.  You will receive an email with all the audition info.  For more info, see our website at

EastLine Productions is holding an additional casting call for the first three plays of its 2016 season on SUN, NOV 29 from 1:30-4pm at 2123 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh 11793 a few blocks south of Wantagh Ave.
Frost/Nixon, a drama by Peter Morgan (performs Jan 15 – 24)
CAROLINE CUSHING: 35 - 37 years old; a twice-married British socialite/budding journalist who becomes Frost's girlfriend. Smart, sophisticated, friendly. She amiably interacts with Nixon and actually feels sorry for him. (The actress playing this role will also play the role of a television make-up woman in other scenes.)
ACTOR TWO: Female, dark-haired early 20's to play the roles of Australian tennis player Yvonne Goolagong, a television make-up woman, an airline stewardess, and a hotel waitress.
The Best Man, a drama by Gore Vidal (performs Feb 20 – 28)
ALICE RUSSELL (Female, 40s-early 50s) Wife of Sec. Russell, the "reluctant" Politician's wife. Putting up a good public front in an unhappy private life
MABEL CANTWELL (Female, 32-40) Wife of Sen. Cantwell. Southern Belle, loves politics, the attention, the mingling and the horse-race. A simple minded girl, but she can work any room. Southern accent required.
CATHERINE (Female, 20s) Secretary for the Russell Campaign
DON BLADES (Male, 40s) Cantwell Campaign Manager. Just as ruthless as his boss, will help him do anything to win the nomination.
Enter Laughing, a comedy adapted by Joseph Stein, based on Carl Reiner’s autobiography (performs April 1 – 10 at the theater, with an add'l private performance on April 30 at a Nassau County venue TBA).
MARVIN: David's best buddy. He is very supportive and looks up to David. They hang out a lot together as they both work in the same building. Marvin is not the brightest bulb, yet is a sensitive soul and a devoted friend. early to mid-20s.
ROGER: Miss B's well-dressed beau, who makes a comfortable living selling hardware. early to late 30s.
DON B.: Male actor who auditions for and becomes part of the theater company. 20s-30s.
DON D.: Male actor who auditions for and becomes part of the theater company. 20s-30s.
EMMA: David's mother and Morris' wife. Her family is the most important thing in her life. She loves them dearly, but tends to express this in a worrisome, overbearing and controlling manner. late 40s to mid-50s.
MISS B: Attractive secretary, to whom David is attracted, though she happens to be Roger's fiancee. She works at a garment district firm that is a client of David's boss, Mr. Foreman. late 20s to late 30s.
Note: All actors are required to be available for ALL performances, as well as brush up rehearsals during the latter half of April.
1) Read and be familiar with the play(s) and role(s) you will be auditioning for.
2) Frost/Nixon and The Best Man: Actors MUST prepare an appropriate monologue to audition with for either or both dramatic plays, PRIOR to reading from sides, which will be provided.
3) Actors auditioning ONLY for Enter Laughing need NOT prepare a monologue in order to read from sides provided.
For info/questions, email: or call and leave a message at: 516-749-5047 and you will receive a prompt reply.Also visit our website at

Theatre Box auditions for The Farnsworth Invention on Mon, Nov 30 and Thurs, Dec 3 at the United Methodist Church (upstairs parlor), 35 Verbena Ave, Floral Park at 8PM. All roles are open. Rehearsals will start 2/29 and the show dates are April 22 23 24 & 29 30 May 1.  Sides will be provided, if you have a head-shot/resume, bring it to the audition. For more info, go to  The Farnsworth Invention by Aaron Sorkin is the true story of the man who invented television, Philo Farnsworth, and the ruthless media mogul, David Sarnoff, who steals it out from under him. The story is told through narration of events leading up to the crucial patent law suit. There are 60 speaking parts divided among 23 actors. The play has 2 acts and a very minimal set.

Billboard Players of the Community Church of East Williston auditions for Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo at the Parish Hall, 45 E Williston Ave (continuation of Hillside Ave between High St and Roslyn Rd -  entrance on High St) on Mon, Nov 30 and Thurs, Dec 3, starting at 7pm.  Production dates: April 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24.  Rehearsals begin Mon, Feb 1 and will continue each Mon and Thurs from 7:30-10:30 pm with a couple of Tues.  If you have not auditioned for the Billboard Players previously, prepare a short monologue; you will also read a scene from the play as well.  The role of George has been pre-cast; all other roles are open. Questions? 347-235-0972 or

Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center holds open auditions for Del Shores’s Sordid Lives on Mon, Nov 30 and Tues, Dec 1 promptly at 6PM in SCC’s Levitas Center for the Arts. Late arrivals will be seen at the discretion of the directors.  Readings from the script. Michael Disher  and Joan Lyons direct. Multiple performances are over three weekends Jan 14-31. Sordid Lives has been called a “black comedy about white trash”. As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral after the death of the elderly family matriarch during a clandestine meeting in a seedy motel, we learn the hilarious, sad and trashy truth of this dysfunctional family. Non-union. No pay. For further info, contact Michael Disher at or Joan Lyons at<Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page> 

Second Stage Productions in Merrick is auditioning ages 17 and older for its production of Spring Awakening to be performed Jan 15 - 24.  All roles are open.  Auditions are Tues, Dec 1 and Wed, Dec 2 by appt only.  For an audition time and further info, email Brian at  You will receive an email with your audition time and complete instructions.  You can also visit our website at for more info.

SoLuna Studio, 659 Old Willets Path Hauppauge NY 11788 auditions for WILD PARTY at on Dec 1: 5-10pm (you must call 631-761-6602 to schedule your audition time) Prepapre 32 bars of a song from the show and come peprared for a dance call. Performances - March 4 - 20. <Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page> 

Second Stage Productions in Merrick is auditioning for its production of Shrek to be performed Jan 29 - Feb 13.  All roles are open.  Auditions are Tues, Dec 1 and Wed, Dec 2 by appt only.  For an audition time and further info, email Brian at  You will receive an email with your audition time and complete instructions.  You can also visit our website at for more info.


STAR Playhouse holds auditions for A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM on Sun, Dec. 13 and Tues, Dec 15 @ 7pm with Callbacks on Thurs, Dec 17 @ 7pm at Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Rd, Commack.  Prepare 16 bars of a song and be prepared to move/dance. For all comedic roles be prepared to tell a joke. For all roles special talents welcome (juggling, baton twirling, hula hooping, fire eating, etc.). Bring sheet music.  ALL ROLES OPEN.  Performance Dates:  Sat, March 5, 12 & 19 @ 8pm, Sun, March 6 & 13 @ 2pm. For info call Lynn @ 631-462-9800, ext. 136 or visit our website at CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:
Senex - Father to Hero and henpecked husband to Domina, 45-70 range: B2-G4
Domina - Mother to Hero and Senex’ wife.  A shrewish woman.  Loves her husband deep down but is outwardly controlling, demanding, and manipulative. 40-50 range: B3-F5
Hero - Son of Senex and Domina.  He falls in love with Philia and agrees to give Pseudolus his freedom if he can help Hero woo her.  Romantic, privileged but a nice guy. 20-30, range: B2-G4
Hysterium - Chief slave in the House of Senex. Believes he is in control, but is actually Pseudolus’ puppet to carry out his schemes.  Anxious and loyal.  He desperately wants everything to be in order. 30-50 range:  D4-G5
Pseudolus - A Roman slave, owned by Hero, who seeks to win his freedom by helping his young master win the heart of Philia.  Quick witted, scheming, childlike spirit. 30-50 range: A2-A4
Erronius - An old man searching for his lost children. 45-70 range: B2-G4
Miles Gloriosus - Archetype of the braggart soldier.  A captain in the Roman army to whom Marcus Lycus has promised Philia. Commanding, boastful, manly, and strong. 25-35 range: B3-G5
Philia - A virgin in the House of Lycus whom we also find out is Erronius’ daughter.  She is promised to Miles and promises to give him her body but loves Hero and promises he will always have her heart.  Young, pretty, devoted, not too smart. 18-21 range: B3-G5
Lycus - The owner of the House of Courtesans.  Always out to make a profit but takes pride in being a good, honest businessman. 40-55 range: A3-F5
Courtesans - have to look like they can pass for a courtesan and must dance well
Proteans - jack of all trades, master of none; “three stooges” types

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts auditions for ages 18 and up for First Date the Musical on Wed, Dec 9 at 7:30PM at 2 E Main St, Smithtown. Prepare appropriate song material in the style of the show (pop, rock, or uptune). Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided for you. You will only be contacted if needed for callbacks or if you are cast in the show, do not call theatre. Performances are March 5 - 26 – Thurs, Fri, Sat evenings, Sun matinees - All those cast must be available for the 2PM  matinee performance on Thurs, March 17. Rehearsals begin Mon, Jan 25 and will be every Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs evening as well as some wknds. Per show stipend available for all performers 18+. Add'l inquiries may be sent to Again, DO NOT CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE – They do not have any other info than what is posted here. Character Breakdown (Note Man #1, 2, 3, Woman #1, 2 play several roles):
Aaron—Late 20s-30s Male. Tenor. New Yorker. Jewish investment banker. He has never been on a blind date before. Out of his element, nervous, and trying way too hard.
Casey—Late 20s-30s, female. Great belt/mix voice. Daring, bold, and delightfully controversial. All as a defense mechanism.
Man #1 (Jewish Chorus/Gabe/Edgy British Guy)—25-40; Male, any ethnicity. GABE is the mega dude/womanizer. Has every answer to every question about women that has ever been asked. And probably has a catch phrase to go with that answer. Aaron's best friend since childhood. EDGY ROCKER/BRITISH GUY are bad boys from Casey's past. Cocky and neglectful, they are overcompensating. Baritenor range.
Woman #1 (Grandma Ida/Lauren/Female with Megaphone #2/Aaron’s Mother)—25-40, Female, belt/mix with soprano. Casey's sister, LAUREN is happily (somewhat) married to her highly successful husband, Kevin, and wonders out loud why Casey can't break her bad habits and learn how to catch a winner. Constantly trying to fix Casey, Lauren is more concerned with listening to her own advice than actually helping her sister. GRANDMA IDA is Aaron's dead grandmother, who feels strongly that her son should marry a Jewish woman.
Man #2 (Reggie/Aaron’s Future Son/Edgy Rocker Guy)—Late 20s-30s. Male, tenor. REGGIE is Casey's fabulously fierce gay and over-imaginative best friend. Easily sent into a tailspin of jealousy, paranoia, and drama. EDGY ROCKER/BRITISH GUY are bad boys from Casey's past. Cocky and neglectful, they are overcompensating.
Woman #2 (Jewish Chorus/Allison/Google Girl/Female with Megaphone #1)—25-35, female. Aaron's ex-fiancé. Gorgeous, sexy, uptight, conservative, controlling, manipulative. Must have great belt and some soprano.
Man #3 (Waiter/Casey’s Christian Father/Friendly Therapist)—35-45, male, baritenor. A career waiter, who dabbles with songwriting and performing on the side. A romantic. He wants nothing more than for love to blossom in his restaurant. A closet poet as well. CASEY's CHRISTIAN FATHER is a stereotype super-Christian, praising the Easter Bunny and denouncing Judaism.
Creative Team:
Director – Jordan Hue
Musical Director – Melissa Coyle
Stage Manager – Cassiel Fawcett
Producer – Kenneth J. Washington

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts auditions for ages 16 and up for HAIRSPRAY on Mon, Jan 4 at 7:30PM at 2 E Main St, Smithtown. Prepare appropriate song material in the style of the show (pop, rock, or uptune). Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided for you. Callbacks will be held Wed, Jan 6 at 7:30PM. You will only be contacted if needed for callbacks or if you are cast in the show, do not call the theatre. Performances are July 9 - Aug 28 – Thurs, Fri, Sat evening, Sun matinees - All those cast must be available for select weekday matinee performances. Rehearsals begin Mon, May 30, and will be every Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs evenings as well as some wknds. Per show stipends available for performers 18+. Add'l inquiries may be sent to Again, DO NOT CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE – They do not have any other info than what is posted here. Character Breakdown:
Tracy Turnblad - A "pleasantly plump" teenager who dreams of fame. She fights to racially integrate The Corny Collins Show.  Outgoing, unstoppable, goodhearted with a vibrant, lovable, spirited personality.  Loves to dance.  Females of all shapes and sizes will be considered for this role.  Belt, Mezzo, Vocal Range:  G below middle C to E above C.
Edna Turnblad - Tracy's kind, plus-sized mother - a drag role.  Edna runs a laundry business out of her home.  A working class, devoted, loving housewife with dreams of her own. Sincere, not campy. Tenor, Vocal Range:  F below middle C to E above C
Amber Von Tussle - Bratty, selfish resident princess of The Corny Collins Show, despite her lack of talent. She is willing to do anything to win the Miss Teenage Hairspray pageant. Belt, Vocal Range:middle C to F above C
Velma Von Tussle - A former beauty queen, Amber's scheming mother and producer of The Corny Collins Show, who pushes her daughter to seek the stardom that she never had.  Upscale, attractive, biting, manipulative, prejudiced snob.  Belt, Vocal Range: G below middle C to E above C
Penny Pingleton - Tracy's slightly dorky, devoted, neurotic and perky best friend. Belt, Vocal Range: middle C to G above C
Link Larkin - A teenage heartthrob and one of The Corny Collins Show Council Members, who falls in love with Tracy. Baritone, Vocal Range:  E below middle C to G above middle C
Motormouth Maybelle - The owner of a downtown record shop and the host of "Negro Day" on The Corny Collins Show, self-described as "big, blonde and beautiful".  Seaweed and Little Inez's mother.  Powerful and inspiring, singer with an infectious, brassy personality. Alto, Vocal Range: A below middle C to E above C
Seaweed J. Stubbs - A hip "Negro Day" dancer and the son of Motormouth Maybelle who falls in love with Penny.  His dance lessons help Tracy get chosen for the local TV teen dance show.  Cool, attractive, street smart, goodhearted.  Becomes Penny's boyfriend. Tenor, Vocal Range: G below middle C to B above middle C
Wilbur Turnblad - Tracy’s goofy father, who owns the Har-De-Har Hut joke shop and is still madly in love with his wife, Edna. He encourages Tracy to follow her dreams.  A working class inventor with a sweet, childlike personality.  Adores his family. Baritone, Vocal Range: G below C to e above middle C
Corny Collins - The handsome, charming, engaging, smooth and cocky host of The Corny Collins Show.  No age limitations - just needs to act young enough for teens to think he is "cool". Tenor, Vocal Range:  D below middle C to above middle C
Little Inez - Seaweed's younger sister, who tries to audition for The Corny Collins Show but is turned away because she is black.  Spunky, tough, streetwise, outgoing, older than her years. Belt, Vocal Range: middle C to E above C
Female Authority - The Matron guarding The Big Dollhouse; the Gym Teacher; and
Prudy Pingleton, Penny's overprotective and often close-minded mother.  Could be played by one or more actors. Vocal Range: A below middle C to G above middle C
Male Authority Figure - Mr. Pinky, owner of Mr. Pinky's Hefty Hideaway who gives Tracy and Edna a makeover; Principal of Patterson Park High School; and Mr. Harriman F. Spritzer, the President of Ultra Clutch.
The Dynamites - 3 sassy singer/dancers, inspired by the Supremes. Tight harmony, girl group . Vocal Range:  G below middle C to A above C
The Pinkets – 4 women working in Mr. Pinky’s Hefty Hideaway.  Vocal Range:  G below middle C to A above C
Corny Collins Dancers and Council Members - IQ, Shelly, Brenda, Sketch, Fender, Tammy, Lou Ann, Brad.  Strong singers, dancers. Vocal Range: Various
Ensemble – Need to play high school students and citizens of Baltimore.  Vocal Range: Various
Creative Team:
Director – Jordan Hue
Musical Director – Melissa Coyle
Choreographer – M.E. Junge
Producer – Kenneth J. Washington

Men & women interested in performing in burlesque skits please contact Bruce at, or Norman at


Casting the role of AUDREY 2 for a performance on Thurs, Jan 11 at 6pm at Landmark on Main Street Theater in Port Washington. Looking for a strong singer/actor. Role is completely offstage, there is another actor who is working the puppet. Stipend. Rehearsals are in Roslyn. Flexible rehearsal time. Call 516-582-5482 or email Juliana at

Plaza Theatrical Productions is casting actors with weekday availability for their 2016 arts-in-education season. Stipend provided.  Call (516) 599-6870 for an audition appt.


Huntington Cabaret seeking 2 very strong, charismatic male singer/actors for BROADWAY Night with award-winning NYC Music Director Darius Frowner, who plays for Norm Lewis. Each cast member will sing 2 solos and the finale. Show is Jan 8 at major Country Club on LI. No fee.  Must have extensive performing experience. One private rehearsal with Darius Frowner in Huntington and one short finale rehearsal also in Huntington after the holidays. Send video submission to or call Director Linda Ray at 631 673-5577.


ACCOMPANIST needed for Studio Theatre's production of Terrence McNally's MASTER CLASS. Directed by Frank DiSpigno. Featuring Mary Ellin Kurtz as Maria Callas. Production will play in March. Strong classical music background.  The accompanist also plays the role of  Callas' accompanist in the play. This is a salaried position. Send inquiries to

Musical Director with strong piano skills needed for Temple production of Mary Poppins.  Rehearsals begin mid-Jan with four performances run from April 30 to May 8. 
Forward resume and contact info to Elliott at

FAME Theatrical Productions is looking for a musical director/piano player for our musicals. Must have own keyboard, be a non-smoker, good with kids, teens, adults, can read sheet music and follow the kids. $30-$50. Must be available Dec 19. Call 516-225-1088 or email us


FAME Theatrical Productions is looking for a dance teacher who specializes in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, modern, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, yoga and zumba. We are looking for someone that has excellent dance skills, physical condition and superior choreography skills. Must have a pleasant demeanor and be a team player. Must live in Nassau or Queens and have own transportation. Experience teaching in a dance school is necessary. $15 - $30. Classes are in place and ready to teach.  Call 516-225-1088 or email us


THEATRE  BY  THE  BAY'S FIRST ANNUAL 10 MINUTE PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL 2016 is now accepting submissions for our festival on Aug 21. The festival is open to young playwrights (7-12th grade) as well as adult playwrights.  If your play is accepted, adult playwrights will be required to do a staged reading; young playwrights will have the option of a sit down reading or a staged reading.  Every playwright must have his/her own director, cast and rehearsal space. If needed we will, to the best of our ability, assist you in casting your play or finding a director. Each play will have one tech rehearsal in our theater before the festival. There is no fee to submit. Only plays that are accepted will be required to pay a $10 participation fee to help cover the cost of refreshments, publicity and other operating costs. There will be a cash award of $75 for the "Best 10 Minute Play" in each division - young playwrights and adult playwrights. Read ALL of the submission guidelines before sending in your script for consideration.   Submission deadline is Feb 1 <Details on Cast Calls page>


SoLuna Studio, 659 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge 11788 is seeking creative teams for our 2016 Guest Director program! We are currently accepting proposals for any: musical, play, original work, cabaret, concert etc to add to our 2016 season. This is a paying job. All details are located on our website at

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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Looking for Assistant to Talent Manager Established Talent Management Company seeks a mature, seriously committed individual to work five days a week, Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm. Home office located on North Shore of LI (Nass Co). Must be able to drive to work. Requirements: Candidate must have excellent phone skills, tech savvy computer knowledge and top notch organizational skills for this very fast paced office. Must have own laptop to use at work. Knowledge of/interest in theater a plus. Duties include speaking with clients, casting offices and agents, scheduling appointments and submitting actors for auditions, as well as organizing and expediting the workflow of the office. Knowledge of breakdown services and casting networks is a huge plus. Candidate should excel at multi-tasking, be exceptionally computer proficient, be fearless in the face of a challenge, and must not be afraid of the phone. Do not respond without these qualifications. Application Instructions: Include a cover letter in the body of your e-mail and attach your resume. Be sure to tell us why you are specifically interested in this job and when you can start working. Salary: $450 weekly E-mail:

John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is looking to fill several full and part time positions. Work in an amazing environment at LI's only year-round professional theater. Send resume to the email addresses attached to each position. No calls please. Full descriptions on Cast Calls page.

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


Of Mice and Men @ Bay Street Theatre 11/28

The Tin Woman @ Broadhollow Elmont Theatre 11/ 29

Don't Dress for Dinner @ Lantern Theater 11/29




North Shore Theatre Group presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Matinecock Masonic Historical Society, 14 W Main St, Oyster Bay 11771.
Sat, Dec 5 at 7:30pm
TICKETS: $15 Gen Adm
Tickets may also be purchased at the Box Office 1 hour before curtain (6:30pm), but seating is limited and online reservations are highly recommended.
A solo performance of Dickens' classic holiday tale!
Adapted & performed by ACtor/Playwright Greg Oliver Bodine
Directed by Shana Solomon
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StageLight Entertainment presents The Forgotten Carols
BACCA Arts Center, 149 N Wellwood Ave Lindenhurst 11757
Story & Lyrics by Michael McLean
Directed By Thom Rosati 
Dec 5 & 12 at 7pm
Tickets $15 Adults; $12 Stud/Srs @ or (631) 592-8563 
Kerry Quirke
Guy DeMatties
Mike McKasty
Stephanie Moreau
Christopher Fretto
Jessie Maldonado
Carolyn Cafiero-Cavanaugh
Thom Rosati
The Forgotten Carols shares the warmth of the Christmas Spirit through a stage performance. The show tells the story of a nurse whose empty life is changed when a new patient recounts the story of Christ’s birth as told by little known characters in the nativity story.
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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts present THE VENDETTAS: ROCK AND ROLL HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
Sat, Dec 12 at 8pm
Tickets: $25 online at or at 631-725-9500 Tues - Sat 11am -  5pm
Join one of LI's favorite Rockabilly bands with a show that features great rocking holiday hits as well as plenty of Roots Rock and Roll. The evening will also include The Holiday Horns, guest guitarist Chuck Ware, and vocalist Erin Doherty, which makes it a great holiday event for the whole family.


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Go to to see the newly redesigned Debs Web Junior.  DWJ posts audition announcements for youth shows, but remember that if you charge a fee for your production, the fee must be disclosed up front in order for your information to appear. You can also post updates on the DWJ Facebook page at:
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ed. asks...
What film's original title was Anhedonia?  Bonus*: What does it mean?

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Last Week's Stumper
What leading lady missed out on playing Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind over her affair with Charlie Chaplin? Bonus*:  What was her real name?
Answer: Paulette Goddard
Bonus:* Marion Pauline Levy
Winner(s): Michael Buscemi*, Jonathan Baker


Peter Morrison asks...
Which musical in the mid-twenties revolved around an incident in the life of Mary Lindley Murray?  Who wrote music and lyrics?
Bonus*: What did the main character, Mary, do for America, and when did she do it?

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Last Week's Stumper
The title of the show Oh! Calcutta! is a French pun. Which French expression is it punning on?  Which painter of erotic subjects used the show's title as the title of one of his paintings?
Bonus*: Which cast member became a TV personality?  What sitcom did he co-star in?
Answer:  Oh quelle cul tu as!  (Oh what an arse you have!); Clovis Trouille
Bonus*:   Bill Macy; Maude
Winner(s):  ;- (


ed. asks...
This Eugene O’Neil play was not published until three years after his death. Name it.
Bonus*: It's scheduled for a revival in 2016.  What number Broadway revival will this be? 
Extra Bonus**: Name the original co-stars & the scheduled 2016 revival co-stars.

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Last Week's Stumper
Judd Hirsch won Tony awards for two different plays by the same author. Name the author and the plays.
Bonus*: Who co-starred with Hirsch in the first of the two plays? Who played his son in the second?
Answer: Herb Gardner; I’m Not Rappaport and Conversations With My Father
Bonus*:  Cleavon Little; Tony Shalhoub
Winner(s): Peter Morrison 1/2*, Michael Buscemi


Nov. 27, 1929 - Cole Porter introduces the song "You Do Something to Me" in  "Fifty Million Frenchmen."

Nov. 27, 1939 - Paul Muni, Uta Hagen, Jose Ferrer and Karl Malden star in  "Key Largo," which becomes a movie in 1948.

Nov. 28, 1932 - Fred Astaire opens in his last Broadway show, Cole Porter's "Gay Divorce."

Nov. 30, 1960 - Arthur Hill, Colleen Dewhurst and Lillian Gish star in "All The Way Home."

Dec. 2, 1941 - Yul Brynner makes his New York stage debut in "Twelfth Night."

Dec. 2, 1985 - George Rose, Betty Buckley, Donna Murphy and George N. Martin star in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood."

Dec. 3, 1960 - Richard Burton is King Arthur in Lerner and Loewe's "Camelot," which also stars Julie Andrews and Robert Goulet.


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What TV show is called Rhove Sumsum in Hebrew and Shaara Simsim in Arabic?

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How much did Ralph Cramden, a bus driver, and Ed Norton, a sewer worker, each earn on The Honeymooners?
Answer:  $62 weekly
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Who wrote scripts for his own movies under the pseudonyms Otis B. Criblecoblis and Mahatma Kane Jeeves?
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Who demonstrated a chin lock that left actor/comedian Richard Belzer bloodied and unconscious?  Bonus*:  Name the cable TV show on which this occurred.
Answer:  Hulk Hogan
Bonus*:  Hot Properties
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HUMOR submitted by Rich McDermott
Merges:  Combinations of two (or more) show biz titles and the resulting plot.

A young Macedonian mysteriously comes into a fortune and lives up to his benefactor's expectations by uniting the Grecian tribes and conquering most of the known world before the age of 30.

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BORN 11/27
Actress Mona Washbourne (My Fair Lady, Stevie) born 1903
Producer David Merrick (Hello Dolly, 42nd Street) born 1911
Actor Stephen Elliott (Arthur) born 1920
Actor Michael Tolan (The Mary Tyler Moore Show) is 90
Actor Bruce Lee born 1940
Musician Jimi Hendrix born 1942
Singer Eddie Rabbitt born 1944
Actor Gerrit Graham (Phantom of the Paradise) is 66
Actor Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds, Moonlighting) is 62
Actor William Fichtner (Contact) is 59
Screenwriter Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise) is 58
Actor Fisher Stevens (Short Circuit) is 52
Actress Robin Givens (Head of the Class) is 51
Actor Michael Vartan (Alias) is 47
Actor Jaleel White (Family Matters) is 39
DIED 11/27
Director Ken Russell (Tommy, Women in Love) – 2011 – Stroke
Actress Patricia Marand (…Superman) – 2008 – Brain cancer
Actress Jocelyn Brando (Mommie Dearest) – 2005 – Natural causes
Actress Billie Bird (Sixteen Candles, Dear John) - 2002 - Alzheimer's disease
Actor David White (Bewitched) - 1990 - Heart attack
Actor John Carradine (Bluebeard) - 1988
Director Steve Gordon (Arthur) - 1982 - Heart failure
Actress Lotte Lenya (Cabaret) - 1981 - Cancer
Playwright Eugene O'Neill - 1953 - Cerebellar cortical atrophy

BORN 11/28
Lisa Ann Goldsmith
Jill Shackner
Actress Lilia Skala (Lilies of the Field) born 1896
Actor James Karen (Poltergeist) is 92
Actress Gloria Grahame (The Bad and the Beautiful, Oklahoma) born 1923
Producer Berry Gordy (Mahogany) is 86
Actress Hope Lange (The Ghost & Mrs. Muir-TV) born 1931
Director Michael Ritchie (The Bad News Bears, Smile) born 1938
Singer/Composer Randy Newman (Toy Story) is 72
Director Joe Dante (Gremlins) is 69
Director Agnieszka Holland (The Secret Garden) is 67
Actor/Dancer Alexander Godunov (Witness) born 1949
Musician Paul Shaffer (Late Show) is 66
Actor Ed Harris (Pollock, The Right Stuff) is 65
Actress S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order) is 63
Actress Lucy Gutteridge (Top Secret) is 59
Actor Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club, Suddenly Susan) is 56
Director Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) is 54
Actor/Comedian Jon Stewart (The Daily Show) is 53
Actress Jane Sibbett (Herman's Head, Friends) is 53
Anna Nicole Smith born 1967
DIED 11/28
Actor Paul Walker (“Fast and Furious” series) – 2013 – Car accident
Actor Leslie Nielsen (Airplane, The Naked Gun) – 2010 – Pneumonia
Actor Terry Lester (The Young and the Restless) - 2003 - Heart attack
T.V.'s Garry Moore - 1993 - Emphysema
Actor Christopher George (Rat Patrol) - 1983 - Heart attack
Actress Rosalind Russell (Auntie Mame) - 1976 - Breast cancer

BORN 11/29
Wendy Patten
Director Busby Berkeley (42nd Street) born 1895
Actress Diane Ladd (Alice) is 83
Musician Chuck Mangione (Feels So Good) is 75
Actor/Comedian Garry Shandling (Larry Sanders Show) is 66
Actor Jeff Fahey (Psycho III, Lost) is 63
Writer/Director Joel Coen (Fargo) is 61
Actor/Comedian Howie Mandel (St. Elsewhere, America’s Got Talent) is 60
Actor/Dancer Hinton Battle (The Wiz, Miss Saigon) is 59
Actress Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull) is 55
Actress Kim Delaney (Army Wives, All My Children) is 54
Actor Tom Sizemore (Natural Born Killers) is 54
Actor Andrew McCarthy (St. Elmo's Fire, Mannequin) is 53
Actor Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda) is 51
Actress Ellen Cleghorne (SNL) is 50
DIED 11/29
Actress/Dancer Susan Luckey (The Music Man, Carousel) – 2012
Director Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back) – 2010 – Lung cancer
Actress Wendie Jo Sperber (Bosom Buddies) – 2005 – Breast cancer
Musician George Harrison (The Beatles) - 2001 - Cancer
Quizmaster Gene Rayburn (Match Game) - 1999 - Congestive heart failure
Actor Ralph Bellamy (Sunrise at Campobello) - 1991 - Lung ailment
Actor Cary Grant (North by Northwest) - 1986 - Stroke
Actress Natalie Wood (West Side Story) - 1981 - Drowning
Actor Godfrey Cambridge (The Watermelon Man) - 1976 - Heart attack
Actress Judith Lowry (Phyllis) – 1976 – Heart attack

BORN 11/30
Author Mark Twain (Tom Sawyer) born 1835
Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (The F.B.I.) born 1918
Actress Virginia Mayo (The Best Years of Our Lives) born 1920
Actor Robert Guillaume (Benson) is 88
Dick Clark (American Bandstand) born 1929
Director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) is 78
Playwright David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross) is 68
Actress Margaret Whitton (Steaming) is 65
Actor Mandy Patinkin (Evita, Sunday…George) is 63
Singer June Pointer (The Pointer Sisters) born 1953
Singer Billy Idol (Rebel Yell) is 60
Actor Kevin Conroy (Eastern Standard, Batman:The Animated Series) is 60
Actor/Writer Ben Stiller (Meet the Parents, Zoolander) is 50
Singer Clay Aiken (American Idol) is 37
DIED 11/30
Actor Philip Sterling (Broadway Bound) - 1998 - Complications from bone disease
Singer Tiny Tim (Tiptoe Through the Tulips) - 1996 - Cardiac arrest
Actor Lionel Stander (Hart To Hart) - 1994 - Lung cancer
Actor Herbert "Zeppo" Marx (The Marx Brothers) - 1979 - Cancer
Playwright Terence Rattigan (Separate Tables) - 1977 - Bone cancer
Director Ernst Lubitsch (Ninotchka) - 1947 - Heart attack
Playwright Oscar Wilde (The Importance of Being Ernest) - 1900 - Acute meningitis

BORN 12/1
Actress Ethel Shutta (Follies) born 1896
Actor Cyril Ritchard (Peter Pan) born 1897
Actress Mary Martin (South Pacific, Peter Pan) born 1913
Actor Dick Shawn (The Producers, ...Mad Mad World) born 1923
Actor James Greene (Days and Nights of Molly Dodd) is 89
Actress Allyn Ann McLerie (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?) is 89
Actor Keith Michell (Irma La Douce) born 1928
Actor David Doyle (Charlie's Angels) born 1929
Singer Matt Monro (Born Free, From Russia With Love) born 1930
Singer Lou Rawls (You're Gonna Miss My Lovin') born 1933
Actor/Film-maker Woody Allen (Annie Hall, Bananas, etc.) is 80
Actor-Comedian Richard Pryor (Stir Crazy, Silver Streak) born 1940
Actress-Singer Bette Midler (The Rose) is 70
Actor Treat Williams (Hair, Everwood) is 64
Actress Charlene Tilton (Dallas) is 57
Actor Robert Romanus (Fast Times at Ridgemont High) is 55
Actor Matthew Laborteaux (Little House on the Prairie) is 49
DIED 12/1
Comedian Alan Sues (Laugh-In) – 2011 – Heart attack
Choreographer Buddy Schwab (Barnum) - 1992 - Lung cancer
Choreographer Alvin Ailey - 1989 - Blood disorder

BORN 12/2
Actor William Gaxton (Of Thee I Sing) born 1890
Actor Ray Walston (Damn Yankees, My Favorite Martian) born 1914
Lyricist Adolph Green (On the Town, etc.) born 1914
Actress Minnie Gentry born 1915
Actor Paul Mann (Fiddler on the Roof) born 1915
Opera singer Maria Callas born 1923
Actor Jonathan Frid (Dark Shadows) born 1924
Actress Julie Harris (I Am a Camera) born 1925
Actress Cathy Lee Crosby (That’s Incredible) is 71
Director Penelope Spheeris (Wayne’s World) is 70
Actor Ron Raines (Follies) is 66
Singer Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers) is 63
Actor Keith Szarabajka (The Equalizer) is 63
Actor Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under) is 62
Actor Dan Butler (Frasier) is 61
Actor Dennis Christopher (Breaking Away) is 60
Actor Steven Bauer (Scarface) is 59
Actor Dan Gauthier (One Life to Live) is 52
Actress Rena Sofer (Ed) is 47
Actress Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) is 47
Actor Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Rent) is 44
Singer Britney Spears is 34
DIED 12/2
Director Mike Ockrent (Crazy For You) – 1999 – Leukemia
Actress Roxie Roker (The Jeffersons) – 1995 – Breast cancer
Composer Aaron Copland (Rodeo) – 1990 – Respiratory failure
Actor Robert Cummings (The Bob Cummings Show) – 1990 – Kidney failure
Actor-Producer Desi Arnaz (I Love Lucy) – 1986 – Lung cancer
Actress Fifi D’Orsay (Follies) – 1983 – Cancer
Actor Marty Feldman (Young Frankenstein) – 1982 – Heart attack

BORN 12/3
Composer Nino Rota (The Godfather) born 1911
Singer Andy Williams (Moon River) born 1927
Director Jean-Luc Godard (Breathless) is 85
Actress/Singer Jaye P. Morgan (The Gong Show) is 84
Actor Tony Mordente (West Side Story) is 75
Actress Mary Alice (Fences) is 74
Singer Ozzy Osbourne is 67
Actress Heather Menzies (The Sound of Music) is 66
Actor Steven Culp (Desperate Housewives) is 60
Actress Julianne Moore (The Hours) is 55
Actress Daryl Hannah (Splash) is 55
Actress Barbara Garrick (Tales From the City) is 50
Actor Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) is 47
Actress Holly Marie Combs (Picket Fences, Charmed) is 42
Actress Anna Chlumsky (My Girl, Veep) is 35
Actor Brian Bonsall (Family Ties) is 34
Actor Michael Angarano (Will & Grace) is 28
DIED 12/3
Actor David Hemmings (Blow-Up) - 2003 - Heart attack
Actor Glenn Quinn (Roseanne) - 2002 - Drug overdose
Actress Madeline Kahn (Blazing Saddles, etc.) - 1999 - Ovarian cancer
Actress Anne Francine (Mame) - 1999 - Stroke
Playwright Philip Barry (The Philadelphia Story) - 1949
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