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I've discovered that, believe it or not, driving is a whole lot easier than walking.  On the five-month anniversary of my accident/surgery, 4/17, John and I thought I could try driving a little.  His car has an automatic transmission, so I tried that first.  My broken right ankle has rods in it, so the gas pedal and brake were painful but do-able.  Then I tried driving my car, which has a manual transmission.  This was much more difficult as my broken left knee cap had no repair and was left to heal on its own.  Also, my left leg response/reflexes are very sluggish.  It was very painful, but I managed to engage the clutch and drive the car around the block.  I told my physical therapist what I did and she feels that this will be good exercise for the knee, so I guess I'll practice a little on my days off from PT, but can only drive in our gated community as we both agreed that I couldn't react quickly enough in the event of an emergency.  I can't drive by myself because getting to and from the house is very difficult as is getting the walker out of the car and setting it up (I can't stand unassisted for very long).  So, John will still have to be with me all the time.  It was very odd driving after 5 months of not doing so, but it felt somewhat empowering.    

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More info re:Stephen Jurgens - after going home from one hospital, Steve was taken to ICU at LIJ. Apparently, years of taking medication for gout has damaged his liver.  There was bleeding from veins around the liver so stents were being inserted.  His spleen was enlarged and had nodules on it and was pushing on other organs. Last I heard, doctors were deciding whether or not to remove it.

Ellen Michelmore was kept at Sloane due to a staph infection, but returned home Monday night.

LI Performer Carolyn Droscoski's mom, Sophie, has passed away.  The arrangements are as follows:
Sunday, April 27 OB Davis/Casimir Funeral Home Rte 347, Port Jeff Station  2-4; 7-9.
Funeral Mass Monday 10am Infant Jesus Church, Port Jeff. Interment Seaview Cemetery Mt.Sinai.

Today, a SCPD Silver Alert was issued for LI Performer/Former Theatre Three Board Member Daniel Schechter, 47, who was later found in upstate NY.  It is with great sadness that I report Dan's suicide. If arrangements are announced, they will be found on the Urgent Message Page.


From Rick Grossman
Wanted to let all my L.I. Theatre friends know that a movie I filmed in late 2012, THE 30 YEAR OLD BRIS, was among the 57 short films (out of 3000 submitted) to be chosen for this years' Tribeca Film Festival and is currently showing in NY. You can catch my performance as "The Moil" via checking the festival's schedule. It was quite an exciting experience to see myself on the big screen for the first time!  Thanks to all of you for your good wishes during the MAN OF LA MANCHA national tour; it was a fabulous experience!

Apartment Needed!
After living in the same apartment for 37 years, Gary Eisele and his wife are being evicted due to a building renovation and will not be able to return.  If anyone has or knows of a one bedroom apartment available for a long-term lease (at least 5 years) for no more than $1100 with all utilities included except for cable (heat, hot water, electric) in the LEVITTOWN, E MEADOW, BETHPAGE, PLAINEDGE, N SEAFORD, N WANTAGH or similar areas, call Gary at 516-662-7160. Once we obtain an apartment, my schedule will free up so as to resume working as an independent MUSICAL DIRECTOR / ACCOMPANIST / VOCAL DIRECTOR.

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


Broadhollow Theater seeking immediate replacements for roles in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Shows: May 3, 10 and 17 at 2pm. Rehearsals are during week 5:30-7pm and possible weekends.  If interested, e-mail headshot and resume to the director at Looking for the following roles:
Chef Louis: Male – 18 and up. Chef Louis is the over-the-top head chef in the palace. He is always wild and frenetic. This is an excellent featured role for a comedic performer.  Must sing.
Flotsam and Jetsam: Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula’s slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky, Looking for performers who can be underhanded and devious and project! Male or female. Slender.  Must move well and carry a tune.
Grimsby: Grimsby is Prince Eric’s prim and proper valet. He is rigid in personality and constantly trying to guide Prince Eric towards the throne. Strong actor.  30 and up.
Scuttle: Scuttle is the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel’s expert on humans. He is funny and off-beat. Looking for a good singer with good comedic timing who is willing to have fun with Scuttle’s eccentricities.

Theatre Time Productions is holding immediate auditions for the following roles in their upcoming production of 12 Angry Men: Jurors 1, 2, 4, 6 and 12.  For audition, contact Judy at 347-358-8102. Performances end of June.


Minstrel Players of Northport auditions for roles in Scenes From the Zone (3rd Annual Scene Festival) on Mon, April 28 at 7:30PM. Need Women ages 20-50 and Men 20’s-70. British accent required for some parts. Rehearsals will either be on Sun afternoons, Mon or Tues nights. Performances will be on Sat, July 26 at 8PM and Sun, July 27 at 3 PM, at Houghton Hall Theatre , Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main St, Northport Village. Bring resume and headshot. For more info, call 631-732-2926 or visit

GILBERT & SULLIVAN (in Yiddish!) The Gilbert & Sullivan Yiddish Light Opera Co. holding auditions WED., APRIL 30 at 8 PM for upcoming Yiddish/English production of PIRATES OF PENZANCE.  Audition at CHATTERTON SCHOOL, MERRICK – in lunchroom .  NEEDED – LEADS AND CHORUS. Roles are multiply cast.
Fayvl (Frederick) – Tenor
Pirate King – Baritone or Bass
Rivke (Ruth) – Mezzo Soprano
Major General – Comic Baritone
Yehudis (Edith) – Mezzo or Soprano
Chaye (Kate) – Mezzo or Soprano
Shmuel  (Samuel) - Baritone
Sergeant of Police – Baritone or Bass
Malke (Mabel) – Coloratura Soprano
Enjoy playing to enthusiastic audiences throughout LI & Metropolitan area. No need to speak or understand Yiddish. Rehearsals – Weds 7:30PM. For further info contact Marty– 631-439-2913.  Website -

To The Stage auditions for Spring Awakening on May 1 after 6:30pm in Oceanside. Ages 16+. E-mail Courtney to schedule a time slot and for more info on this production.


Port Washington Play Troupe auditions for The 1940’s Radio Hour, a play with music, on May 5 from 7-10pm in Classroom #5 at the United Methodist Church of Pt Washington, 35 Middle Neck Rd, Pt Washington 11050. Park in the North lot and enter through the glass doors near the church. Those who are unavailable on May 5 may request to be seen early on the first callback day, Fri, May 9 (in the Fellowship Hall at United Methodist Church), by emailing  For what to prepare and detailed breakdowns, visit:!summer-auditions/c1ser. Performances: July 18-20 and 25-27 at the Landmark on Main St.
Rehearsals: Begin June 1, Mon/Tues evenings and some weekend afternoons (more rehearsals closer to performances, especially tech week). More info at Questions: email or call (516) 500-2012.
Brief character descriptions (again, visit the Play Troupe website for detailed breakdowns):
Clifton Feddington: (40-60) Announcer & general manager (head of everything at WOV). He has ulcers from it all and is sometimes hysterical.
Ann Collier: (30s/40s) The 'old standard' in the Radio show since its start in 1936. She sings like Dinah Shore, Doris Day, and Peggy Lee (all rolled into one). She is a secretary by day, and a looker by night, who is dating Johnny.
Johnny Cantone: (30s/40s) Featured vocalist with the Cavalcade who is on Sinatra's bandwagon. He's an ex-boxer and a rough guy who drinks too much and has a voice like velvet.
Ginger Brooks: (20s/30s) A bubble-headed waitress-turned-singer. She has a pinup, Betty Grable look with lots of makeup and speaks with a Gracie Allen vacancy.
Geneva Lee Browne: (20s/30s)Beautiful, high-class, black singer from Kansas City who started performing in NY at 15.Sassy, brassy and loud.
Neal Tilden: (30s/40s) Cab driver by day and singer, dancer, and choreographer at night. He is hopeful for the 'featured vocalist' slot.
B.J. Gibson: (20s) The third of the Gibson brothers to work for the Cavalcade. He is squeaky-clean, good looking, and a preppy student at Yale. Taps and Jitterbugs.
Connie Miller: (late teens/early 20s) A 17-year-old bobbysoxer from Ogden, Utah. She is perennially in love and runs an elevator by day. Taps and Jitterbugs.
Pops Bailey: (60+, non-singing role) A crotchety, wizened stage doorkeeper who is a racing bookie on the company phone and reads hidden copies of Show Girl magazine.
Lou Cohn: (40s, non-singing role) A big shot (at least in his own mind) who tries to impress the girls and is sometimes obnoxious. He runs the show and is the sound effects man.
Wally Ferguson: (late teens/early 20s, non-singing role) Young hopeful from Altoona, Pennsylvania who came to NYC to work for his uncle at the drugstore to get his big show-biz break.
Biff Baker: (20s, plays one of the following: trumpet, trombone, saxophone, or clarinet) Young player with the Zoot Doubleman orchestra who will be leaving after the concert for Army duty.
Stanley: (20s, non-singing role) Lugs cable and runs around a lot and otherwise lives in the control booth.
Zoot Doubleman: WOV Orchestra Leader.

South Shore Theatre Experience auditions for HS/College production of All Shook Up on Wed, May 21 at 7:30pm. Show Dates: July 17, 18 & 19. Prepare 16 bars to sing and be prepared to read from script. Auditions will take place at theatre Black Box South Shore Theatre Experience, 350 Higbie La, W Islip 

Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc. seeks three outstanding female vocalists for the revue, Why Oh Why Can’t I? The Music of Judy Garland.  Rehearsals will begin the week of June 9. Performance run: July 28-Sept 28 (approx 25 performances within that time frame including 3 weekday matinees). Per performance stipend offered. Tommie Gibbons, director/choreographer; Susan Sussman, musical director; Kevin F. Harrington, producer. Auditions on Sat, May 10 at 3PM. Plaza Studio, 34 Forest Ave, Lynbrook (516) 599-6870.

CM Performing Arts Center auditions for Kiss Me Kate on Mon, 5/19 and Tues, 5/20 at 7:30pm. If you can not attend either day, e-mail Director: Danny Amy / Musical Director: John Farrell / Choreographer: M.E. Junge / Stage Manager: Amanda Wenchel
Lilli Vanessi/Katherine soprano 30 – 45 lead
Fred Graham/Petruchio baritone 35 – 50 lead
Second Gangster baritone 27 – 40 supporting
First Gangster baritone 27 – 40 supporting
Lois Lane/Bianca alto 21 – 33 supporting
Bill Calhoun/Lucentio baritone 25 – 35 supporting
Paul baritone 25 – 45 cameo
Riley/Hortensio tenor 21 – 35 cameo
Flynt/Gremio tenor 21 – 35 cameo
Hattie belt 25 – 55 cameo
General Harrison Howell baritone 40 – 60 cameo
Pops/Padua Priest bass-baritone 60 – 80 cameo
Ralph/Ensemble 20 – 40 cameo
Dance Captain/Gregory 20 – 40 cameo
Harry Trevor/Baptista Minola spoken 50 – 75 cameo
Stagehand #1/Nathaniel 20 – 40 cameo
Stagehand #2/Philip20 – 40 cameo
Stagehand #3/Haberdasher 20 – 40 cameo
Wardrobe Lady/Ensemble 18 – 50 cameo
Performance Dates:
Sat, Aug 2, 9, 16 & 23 @ 8PM
Sun, Aug 3, 17 & 24 @ 2PM
Fri, Aug 8, 15 & 22 @ 8PM
Sun, Aug 10 @  2PM & 7PM
Wed, Aug 13 @ 2PM & 7:30PM
Wed, Aug 20 @ 7:30PM

Broadhollow Theater Company auditions for its Mainstage and Teen productions of CATS the musical on Mon, May 19 & Tues, May 20 at 7pm and Sat, May 24 at 10am at the BayWay Arts Center, 265 E Main St, E Islip. Directed and Choreographed by Jessy Gill and Musically Directed by Tyler Boyle. Seeking dancers, singers, and gymnasts ages 16 and up for the MAINSTAGE production and ages 12-18 for our TEEN PRODUCTION. Bring headshot and resume. Prepare 32 bars of a song, bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to dance. The Mainstage show runs from July 12-27 at BayWay in E Islip AND Aug 2-17 at BroadHollow in Elmont including several matinees. Seeking actors who can commit to both runs. Performance stipend provided. Most rehearsals will take place in E Islip. Bring a list of rehearsal conflicts to auditions. The teen production will run July 19-27 at BayWay. There is a production fee for the teen production. For more info, email Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, CATS tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer. A true musical theatre phenomenon, CATS ran at the Wintergarden Theatre for just over 18 years on Broadway.
Character Descriptions:
OLD DEUTERONOMY: the “grandfather” of the Jellicle tribe; he decides which cat will go to the Heavyside Layer. He is old and dignified. Strong singer.
GRIZABELLA: former Glamour Cat - now tattered with a scraggily coat. As a younger cat, she left the comfort of the tribe to explore the harsh world outside the junkyard. Strong singer.
RUM TUM TUGGER: very flirty cat...the clownish cat in the tribe. He is characterized by his wild mane and is often compared to rock-n-roll legend Elvis Presley. Strong singer and dancer.
BOMBALURINA: Leader of the female cats – she has a fondness for The Rum Tum Tugger. Principal singer and dancer.
MUNKUSTRAP: Show’s narrator, he protects all members of the Jellicle tribe.  Second in command. Singing and dancing required.
JENNYANYDOTS: old Gumbie Cat, she sits and sleeps all day and minds the forgotten creatures at night. Tap dancing required.
MUNGOJERRIE: One of the cat-burglars, along with Rumpleteazer. Strong dancer.
RUMPLETEAZER: Female cohort of Mungojerrie, she is a cat-burglar. Strong dancer  and singer.
BUSTOPHER JONES: One of the fattest cats, he is always fancily dressed and upper class; all the cats respect him.
GUS: old theatre cat, he recounts his days in the theatre when he played the infamous Growltiger.
DEMETER: very skittish female cat, principal vocalist and dancer.
JELLYORUM: One of the female cats who looks out for the kittens. Principal vocalist.
MACAVITY: villainous cat responsible for kidnapping Old Deuteronomy.
MR. MISTOFFELES: A young male cat with magical powers; the tribe asks for his help to find kidnapped Old Deuteronomy. Strong dancer.
SKIMBLESHANKS: railway cat who lives on the train. He helps run the train and guides the cat passengers.
VICTORIA: pure white kitten gifted in dancing. Principal dancer.
JEMIMA: Is the youngest kitten in the tribe, and she wants to be a glamour cat just like Grizabella was.
CASSANDRA: Siamese cat that is Mr. Mistoffeles’ assistant. Principal dancer.
TUMBLEBRUTUS: acrobat cat that carries on antics.
ALONZO, GRIDDLEBONE, GROWLTIGER, RUMPUS CAT, TANTOMLIE, PLATO, ELECTRA: Seeking a strong ensemble of various ages of dancing, singing, tumbling cats. 


Playwright looking for male Latino actor who can play ages 20s to 30s and male actor who could play someone from Pakistan ages late 30s to 50s. Both are to do table reads of new plays and see whether it makes sense to advance projects. Latino role is for play titled Pedro Castillo is Innocent, about an innocent man in jail - who has to decide whether to confess to a crime he didn't commit, in order to get out. Based on a true story. Also looking for actor to play cabbie - Pakistani/Arabic/Indian ideally - for another play The Wild Ride about an encounter between a Connecticut banker and a NYC cabbie. Also based on true story. Both are for cold readings (table reads) only to hear the scripts. Production possible. If interested, call Claude Solnik. W: 631-913-4244.

Seeking one male Latino singer/actor who would like to perform in a 10-minute scene on June 4 at the Patchogue Theatre. The role requires speaking and singing in both Spanish and English. Contact Howard Beckerman at or call (631) 675-0565 for more info. Link to the show on the theatre website:!/2014/6/4/Patchogue-The-Musical

BroadHollow Theatre Company is accepting submissions for the comedy Months on End by Craig Pospisil to be performed weekends at Studio Theatre in Lindenhurst from May 31 - June 21. Looking for 3 males late 20's/early 30's; 2 females one early twenties, other late 20's/early 30's. and one male late 50's/early 60s. Submit headshot and resume to Glen at

The Long Island Cabaret Theatre, on behalf of Director Gary Dana and Musical Directors Kim Oler and Sid Cherry, is seeking singers for a new production entitled The Power of Love. Call Gary Dana at (516) 946-7207 or e-mail to audition. 


To The Stage (Oceanside) is looking for an accompanist or musical director for 5-6 rehearsals total during the months of May-Aug for Spring Awakening. Very flexible hours based on your schedule. $100 stipend for rehearsals. Those who apply should be extremely reliable and proficient on piano.


CM Performing Arts Center’s 1st Annual Children's Theatre Playwright Competition
The purpose of this contest is to encourage unpublished writers to write for the stage by providing the opportunity for them to collaborate with actors, directors, and others through all stages of production, including rehearsals and performances. The Playwriting Award supports the development of plays and musicals through a variety of benefits, including an opportunity to workshop the show in a slot on our Children's Theatre Stage, a subscription to our mainstage season, a raffle type item to be named later and your name on a plaque in the theater as the winner. Please refer to the Rules and Procedures.
All Entries must be received by June 15
Submissions should be mailed physically to the CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale, NY 11769 - Attention Playwright Competition or emailed to (please forward to Patrick upon receipt)
The content must be accessible for CM's Children's Theatre stage. It must contain two acts of material and can be up to 2 hours in length. Music, if included, must be either original or be public domain. If of the musical variety, the submission must include sheet music for at least 2/3 of the included music. This contest is only open to amateur, i.e., unpublished playwrights. The contest will be judged by our Artistic Director, Patrick Grossman, and the winner will be chosen and posted by 6/30/14.
The Workshop: The winner will work in conjunction with our resident Artistic Director to cast, direct and produce the selected work for our Sept Children's Theatre slot. There will be 3 performances, on weekends, of the work. At the close of the CM Theatrical Run, the author is free to take the material elsewhere for production and in no way are rights the property of CMPAC. The rehearsal process will consist of 2-3 rehearsals weekly, leading up to the technical week, or week prior to the production opening, and will be the responsibility of the director/ contest winner, along with the Artistic Director, to schedule and maintain. A production staff and budget will be provided to the show and the director/winner may have input on production staff and casting. An opening day reception for the winner, the cast and staff, as well as selected guests of the winner will be provided by CM.

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Last Chance Romance @ Clare Rose Playhouse 4/25

The Dining Room @ Theatre Box of Floral Park 4/25 - 5/4

The Comedy of Errors @ Synergy Ensemble Theatre Company 4/25 - 5/4

Rent @ Gallery Players of Brooklyn 4/26

Wonder of the World @ Minstrel Players of Northport 4/26 - 5/4

Little Shop of Horrors @ Studio Theatre 4/26

The Murder Room @ Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts 4/26

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BroadHollow Studio Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors
April 26 - May 24 (no shows May 2-4)
Directed & Choreographed by Joe Marshall
Musical Direction by Joe Mankowski
Stage Managed by Alex Vart
Samantha Meckes (Audrey)
Jeremy Hudson (Seymour)
Mark Cahill (Orin)
Jeff Pangburn (Mushnik)
Angelica Webster (Urchin)
Ava Adams (Urchin)
Tashi Thomas (Urchin)
Michael Newman (Audrey Two)
Rich Jimenez (Puppeteer)
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Theatre Box of Floral Park presents The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney
United Methodist Church, 35 Verbena Ave, Floral Park
April 25 and 26 and May 2 and 3 at 8pm
April 27 and May 4 at 2pm
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 srs, $5 ages 17 and younger
For reservations, call 516-900-2031 or email
Ria Gallagher
Joseph Anfora
Geraldine DiBari
Paul Mastrella
Anna Garvin
Mary DiCanio
Rich Reid
Nick Sieban
Steve Bru
Claudia Wilson
Maeve O'Sullivan
Jake Dertinger
Diane Mansell
Matt Cherson
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The Minstrel Players present David Lindsay-Abaire’s Wonder of the World
Sat: April 26 and May 3 at 8PM
Sun: April 27 and May 4 at 3PM
Houghton Hall Theatre, Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main St, Northport Village
$20 Adults and $15 Srs/Children
Group rates (10 or more) available
631-732-2926 /
Roseann Baldanza…Karla
Eric Clavell…Kip Harris
Evan Donnellan…Captain Mike
Paul Graf…Glen
Tricia Ieronimo… Barbara, Helicopter Pilot, Waitresses, Janie
Tara Palen…Lois Coleman
Michelle Torres…Cass Harris
Production Staff:
Evan Donnellan…Director
Rob Cashman…Technical Director
Bernie Caprera…Lights
Esteban Lopez …Stage Manager
Laura Morella…Asst. Director
Debbie Palen…House Manager/Tickets
Ray Palen…Executive Producer
Christian Siems…Crew
Alyssa Williams…Crew
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Bay Street Theatre, Long Wharf, Sag Harbor
The three day festival will include readings of new plays by some of NY’s most exciting emerging playwrights. Each reading will be followed by a talkback with the audience. There will also be an Artist Interact – a panel discussion with the authors, led by award winning writer John Weidman, which will explore what it means to be a playwright working today, and the way in which new work is created and developed in the theater.  The panel will be followed by a cocktail reception at Bay Street where the audience can meet the writers and other artists involved with the readings.
Panel discussion and cocktail reception $20 ticket
Box Office 631-725-9500 Tues–Sat 11am–5pm.
APRIL 25         8 pm               Reading 1 -- FIGHT CALL by Jess Brickman
APRIL 26         4 pm               Panel Discussion followed by cocktail reception
                      8 pm               Reading 2 – THE ORCHARD PLAY by P. Seth Bauer
APRIL 27         2 pm               Reading 3 – THE MAY QUEEN by Molly Smith Metzler
FIGHT CALL by Jess Brickman. A promising young actor and a stage veteran test the boundaries of trust when one of them threatens to commit an act of real violence on stage during a performance. A backstage comedy about theater, love and getting on.
THE ORCHARD PLAY, by P. Seth Bauer, is a contemporary re-envisioning of Chekhov’s A Cherry Orchard set on a Pennsylvania farm that has been in the family for generations. For a hundred and fifty years, the Olson family has tried to keep up with the times and have faced down famines, the Depression, and any number of wars.  Only this time, they face natural gas drilling, global warming as they struggle to preserve their way of life.
THE MAY QUEEN, by Molly Smith Metzler, starts when former May Queen Jennifer Nash suddenly resurfaces in her hometown, no one is more excited than Mike Petracca, a high school flame who still carries an obsessive torch for the beauty. But when their reunion turns out to be a FAR cry from what he expected, Mike is forced to see his golden May Queen-- and himself-- with new eyes. A searing comedy about the roles we play in each others' lives.... whether we know it or not.
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Synergy Ensemble Theatre Company presents The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
Directed by J. Timothy Conlon
Dramaturgy by Gene Durney
Fri/Sat: April 25, April 26, May 2, May 3 at 8pm
Sun: April 27, May 4 at 2pm
Town of Islip Theater at 401 Main St, (Islip Town Hall West), Islip (across from Islip Movie Theater)
Tickets: Gen adm $15; srs/stud $10
All tickets sold at box office, starting 1hr before showtime (no advance sales)
More info at 631-881-4560, or
Synergy supports Long Island Cares, Inc. -- The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Please bring a nonperishable food donation to the theater to benefit your neighbors.
Solinus, Duke of Ephesus: Len Klein
Ægeon, a merchant of Syracuse: Dan Roehrig
Twin Brothers, sons to Ægeon and Æmilia:
Antipholus of Ephesus: Kevin Clyne
Antipholus of Syracuse: Bryan Mayer
Twin Brothers, attendants on the two Antipholuses:
Dromio of Ephesus: Mark Santaromita
Dromio of Syracuse: Michael Cerevella
Balthazar, a merchant: Marco Chiriboga
Angelo, a goldsmith: Frank Caliguiri
Merchant, friend to Antipholus of Syracuse: Catherine Clyne
Second Merchant, to whom Angelo is a debtor: Paul Capolino
Pinch, a schoolmaster and a conjurer: John Carey
Æmilia, wife to Ægeon, an abbess at Ephesus: Gina Carey
Adriana, wife to Antipholus of Ephesus: Karen Santaromita
Luciana, her sister: Kate Clifford
Luce, servant to Adriana: Joe Lloyd
Courtesan: Heather Ball
Gaoler/Officer: Joe Lloyd
Servant: Timothy Capolino
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CM Performing Arts Center presents Guys & Dolls
Fri, May 2, 9 & 16 @ 8PM
Sat, May 3, 10 & 17 @ 8PM
Sun, May 4, 11 & 18 @ 2PM* & 7PM
Wed, May 7 @ 2PM** & 7:30PM
Wed, May 14 @ 7:30PM
*includes complimentary bagels 30 minutes prior to show
**includes complimentary refreshment
Info/tickets (631) 218-2810 or
Cast and Crew:
Director - Patrick Grossman
Musical Director - John Farrell
Choreographer - M.E. Junge
Stage Manager - Amanda Wenchel
Jon Rivera as Sky Masterson
Katie Ferretti as Sarah Brown
Steve Cottonaro as Nathan Detroit
Bobby Montaniz as Nathan Detroit (US)
Emily Dowdell as Miss Adelaide
Edd Ohlsen as Nicely-Nicely
Jordan Hue as Benny Southstreet
Brian Frank as Rusty Charlie
Barry Johnson as Arvide Abernathy
Breanna Pariti as Agatha
Carl Tese as Harry the Horse
John DiGiorgio as Lt. Brannigan/Joey
Linda Pentz as General Cartwright
Sean Burbige as Big Jule
Bobby Montaniz as Big Jule (US)
Anthony Pizzutti as Society Max
Kevin Burns as Society Max (US)
Corey Martin as Angie the Ox
William Sheehan as Calvin
The Crapshooters: Matthew W Surico (Liver Lips Louie), David DiMarzo, Brendan Noble, Chris Falzarano
The Hotbox Girls: Kristina Lodestro, Kayla Dowdell, Gabrielle Kalomiris, Jaclyn Siegert
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy - considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. It soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight ‘mission doll’ and Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who would bet on anything that would turn him a profit – until he meets his match in Sarah. We also meet the chronically ill Adelaide and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game. Will “Luck Be A Lady” to these star crossed lovers?
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Bay Street Theatre presents the World Premiere of Conviction by Carey Crim
May 27-June 15
Directed by Scott Schwartz
Co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in CA, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada’s Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.
Single tickets go on sale May 15
Three-play subscriptions for the Mainstage Season online now at or 631-725-9500 Tues – Sat 11am – 5pm. For more info about Bay Street Theater log on to
The cast:
Garret Dillahunt  (“Raising Hope,” “12 Years a Slave”) as Tom
Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story,” “12 Years a Slave”) as his wife Leigh
Elizabeth Reaser (“Twilight” films, Second Stage’s revival of “How I Learned to Drive”) as their friend Jayne
Brian Hutchison (“Man and Boy,” “Looped”) as her husband Bruce
Daniel Burns (“Twelfth Night”, “Shipwrecked!”) as Tom and Leigh’s son Nicholas
The production team:
Anna Louizos (Set Designer)
Mike Billings (Lighting Designer)
Jessica Ford (Costume Designer)
Bart Fasbender (Sound Designer)
Kathy Fabian (Props Designer)
Jessie Vacchiano (Production Stage Manager).
CONVICTION tells the story of the family of Tom Hodges, a charismatic, confident and caring teacher that students adore and parents admire. The smart, wise-cracking colleague with all the answers. The neighbor who takes care of the neighborhood. The perfect husband and father. But when a student accuses Tom of crossing a line, everything changes. This delicately balanced, beautifully nuanced new family drama digs deep beneath the surface of a happy suburban existence to explore the damage done when seeds of mistrust are planted. It asks the question -- How can we live with conviction when some questions cannot be answered?  
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BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Centre presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
May 17 - June 1
The Cast:
McMurphy...Rob Schindlar
Billy...Kevin Kelly
Harding...Derek McLaughlin
Cheswick...Scott Earle
Martini...Kevin Hansen
Bromden...Sandro Scenga
Scanlon...Bill Quaesimo
Dr. Spivey...John J. Steele, Jr.
Williams...Kevin Shaw
Warren...John Patrick Gilchrist II
Nurse Ratchet...Joan St Onge
Flynn...Tara Kennedy
Candy...Lisa N. Bertrand
Sandra...Nikki Schettino
Producer...Robert O'Neill
Director...Marian Waller
SM...Laura Longobardo
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Rambling Reader Theatre presents Play Ball! A Celebration of Our National Pastime in Prose and Poetry
7:30pm on Sat, May 17
Joshua Hartt Room of First Presbyterian Church of Northport - corner of Church and Main Sts
Admisssion is free. Spectators may keep any foul balls hit into the stands.
Play Ball! features some of LI's most experienced actors, including John Castiglione, Rob Wheeler, and Dennis Hartin interpreting works about baseball by by Philip Roth, Garrison Keillor, W.P. Kinsella, Bill Geist, A. Bartlett Giamatti, and many more.
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Bel Canto Chorale Spring Concert: The Music's Always There
featuring Faure's Requiem, Choral Works by John Rutter and Opera Selections for Chorus, with organ, string and harp accompaniment.  
Sat, May10 at the First Presbyterian Church, 178 S Ocean Ave, Freeport
Tix: $15 adults, $12 srs/stud
516 705-0011,, website:
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David Houston's Literary Entertainments presents The Manor and Shelter Island for Long Island Reads 2014. Based on a new non-fiction The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island by Mac Griswold, David and an acting partner perform a reading "in the style of radio drama" about a Shelter Island mansion that's been in the same family since 1652 that was for generations a chief owner of African slaves in the North. The schedule, with David's partners:
Sun, April 27, 2pm - Cold Spring Harbor Library -- Diana Heinlein
Mon, April 28, 2pm - Elmont Public Library --  Melanie Lipton
Wed, April 30, 2pm - Long Beach Public Library -- Gail Merzer Behrens
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Bay Street Theatre presents its Second Annual Steinbeck Festival in Sag Harbor in conjunction with the annual celebration held by the National Steinbeck Center based in Salinas, CA. Activities to honor John Steinbeck’s contributions to our community will feature events including 3 days of films, a VIP waterfront cocktail party where guests will enjoy short boat excursions to view Steinbeck’s home from the water, and the Second Annual “Travels with Charley” Dog Walk on Sun, May 4 at 11am, in partnership with the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. Jill Rappaport, an award-winning animal advocate and correspondent for NBC News and the TODAY show, will serve as celebrity host at both the cocktail party and the Dog Walk. Proceeds benefit Bay Street Theatre and 10% of the Dog Walk proceeds will go to the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. The all-inclusive FESTIVAL VIP PASS for the weekend is $150. Participation in the Dog Walk is $35. A film-only pass is available for $30 and individual films are $10 each.
Thurs, May 1, 8pm – TORTILLA FLAT with Spencer Tracy and Hedy Lamarr
Fri, May 2, 8pm – CANNERY ROW with Nick Nolte and Debra Winger
Sat, May 3, 10am – THE RED PONY with Myrna Loy and Robert Mitchum
Sat, May 3, 11:45am – THE MOON IS DOWN with Cedrick Hardwicke and Henry Travers
Sat, May 3, 2pm – LIFEBOAT with Tallulah Bankhead and William Bendix
Sat, May 3, 3:45pm – OF MICE AND MEN (1992) with John Malkovich and Gary Sinise
Sat, May 3, 5:50pm – EAST OF EDEN with James Dean and Julie Harris
Sat, May 3, 8pm – 75th Anniversary Celebration THE GRAPES OF WRATH with Henry Fonda and John Carradine
For admission to the film portion only, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 to buy a $30 all-movies pass. Tickets for individual films will be $10 at the door.
VIP Cocktail Reception hosted by Jill Rappaport - Sat, May 3, 5–7pm at a private waterfront estate.  Available with the $150 all-weekend pass ONLY. Weather permitting, boat rides will be provided by Port of Egypt and will take guests out to see the Steinbeck home and writing studio from the water.
Travels with Charlie Dog Walk in partnership with the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Sun, May 4, 11am-1pm - complimentary with the $150 all-weekend pass. Participation in the Dog Walk only is $35, payable at sign-in on Sun, May 4. Registration/pledge forms are available at or at the Box Office.  Participants are encouraged to pick up the form in advance in order to raise funds from family and friends. Registration begins at 10:30am at the Bay Street Theatre. Dogs and their owners will walk from the Bay Street Theatre to Haven’s Beach and back, finishing at the theatre with a “Bones and Bagels” reception. A Grand Prize -- a swag bag of gifts for dog and owner from Harbor Pets—will include two tickets to one of Bay Street Theatre’s Mainstage shows.
Call the Bay Street Theatre Administration Office at 631-725-0818 to reserve your all-weekend pass of $150, which includes the Festival’s cocktail reception on Sat, May 4, the film festival, and the Travels with Charley Dog Walk. For a film pass ($30) or dog-walk pledge form, call or visit the Box Office at 631-725-9500.
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Theatre Three presents The Long Island Comedy Club
Sat, May 31 @ 8pm
Pre-Sale from now until May 1 $30 per person(regular price $35)
CALL 631-928-9100
Paul Anthony - Host LI Comedy Festival                   
Eric Haft - LI Comedy Scene Master Impressionist                 
Keith Anthony - National Headliner, AC, Showtime A&E  



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In what actress's marital split was Warren Beatty named correspondent and ordered to pay the divorce costs? Bonus*: Who was the cuckolded husband?

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Last Week's Stumper
What was served in the 1981 film My Dinner With Andre?
Answer: Potato soup, fish pate and roast quail
Winner(s): Jerry Welner


Peter Morrison asks...
A stage singer/actress, who was later featured in Astaire-Rogers film musicals, played no fewer than eight different roles in a satiric, thirties Broadway musical.  Name the actress and the thirties musical.  Bonuses: *Of which famous actor of the Forties and Fifties is she the mother?  **Name a Broadway musical in which she starred with Fred Astaire.

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Last Week's Stumper
A famous Broadway composer told his lyricist, "My boy, I can't do it any more", whereupon he left for Palm Springs and Monte Carlo. Name both the composer and lyricist, and which musical brought them back together.  Bonus*: Which movie did they score after their reunion?
Answer:  Frederick Loewe and Alan J. Lerner; the stage version of Gigi (Uris, 11/13/73-2/10/74, 103 per.)
Bonus*: The Little Prince (1974)
Winner(s): Frank Tangredi*, Michael McAuliffe*


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Only two people have won Tony Awards for both playwriting and acting. Name them and the plays involved.

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Last Week's Stumper
The original Broadway cast of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play included Ralph Meeker, Kim Stanley, Eileen Heckart, Janice Rule, and Arthur O’Connell. What was the play and who wrote it?  Bonus*: What future superstar played the supporting role of Alan in this production?
Answer: Picnic; William Inge
Bonus*: Paul Newman [ed. - my favorite of all time]
Winner(s): Peter Morrison*, Macey Levin*, Rick Grossman*


April 26, 1970 - Stephen Sondheim's "Company" opens with Dean Jones and Elaine Stritch.

April 26, 1992 - "Jelly's Last Jam" opens with Savion Glover and Gregory Hines.

April 26,1993 - Lynn Redgrave gives a one-woman performance with "Shakespeare for My Father."

April 27, 1978 - William Hurt stars in Lanford Wilson's "Fifth of July."

April 27, 1986 - Debbie Allen stars in a revival of "Sweet Charity."

April 27, 1994 - "An Inspector Calls" gets revived.

April 27, 1995 - Kathleen Turner stars in a revival of "Indiscretions."

April 29, 1996 - "RENT" opens on Broadway.


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What did Have Gun Will Travel's gunslinger Palladin have inscribed on his calling card and why?  Bonus*: What was Palladin's given name?

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Last Week's Stumper
What was the name of the 1973 made-for-TV movie that co-starred twice married twice-divorced entertainers? Bonus*: Name the couple.
Answer: Divorce-His/Divorce-Hers
Bonus*: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Winner(s): Frank Tangredi*, Peter David*


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What old-time TV western co-star got his acting start in a student production at his college when someone strong was needed to carry the bodies? Bonus*: What was the play?

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Last week's stumper:
What stage and screen star, as a child, shaved her head and called herself "Jimmy" because she wanted to be a boy?
Answer: Katharine Hepburn
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HUMOR submitted by Rich McDermott
Merges:  Combinations of two (or more) show biz titles and the resulting plot.

A young man struggling to support his mother and sister lands a job as a steward on a brand new ocean liner, but fortunately misses the boat.

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BORN 4/25
David F. McKell
Gregory Cioffi
Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky born 1840
Singer Ella Fitzgerald born 1918
Composer Jerry Lieber (Smokey Joe’s Café) born 1933
Actor Al Pacino (The Godfather, Dog Day Afternoon) is 74
Actress Talia Shire (Rocky) is 68
Actor Jeffrey DeMunn (The Green Mile) is 67
Actor Peter Jurasik (Hill Street Blues) is 64
Actor Hank Azaria (The Simpsons, Spamalot) is 50
Actress Renee Zellweger (Cold Mountain, Chicago) is 45
DIED 4/25
Actress/dancer Virginia Gibson (Seven Brides…) – 2013
Actress Dorothy Provine (…Mad World) – 2010 – Emphysema
Actress Beatrice Arthur (Maude, Golden Girls, Mame) – 2009 – Cancer
Musician Bobby “Boris” Pickett (The Monster Mash) – 2007 – Leukemia
Broadway impresario David Merrick – 2000 – Stroke
Musician/Actor Dexter Gordon (Round Midnight) – 1990 – Kidney failure

BORN 4/26
Becky Topol
Steve Weinblatt
Actor Mike Kellin (Midnight Express) born 1922
Actor Russell Nype (Call Me Madam) is 90
Dancer Bambi Linn (Oklahoma) is 88
Writer Bruce Jay Friedman (Steambath) is 84
Actress/Comedienne Carol Burnett is 81
Composer Giorgio Moroder (Flashdance) is 71
Actor/Singer Bobby Rydell (Bye Bye Birdie) is 72
Actor Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Once Upon a Time) is 56
Actor David Beecroft (Falcon Crest) is 54
Actress Joan Chen (The Last Emperor, Twin Peaks) is 53
Actor Michael Damian (The Young and the Restless) is 52
Actor Jet Li (Romeo Must Die) is 51
Actor Tom Welling (Smallville) is 37
DIED 4/26
Singer Phoebe Snow (Poetry Man) – 2011 – Brain hemorrhage
Actress Maria Schell – 2005 – Pneumonia
Comic actor Joey Faye – 1997 – Heart attack
TV Legend Lucille Ball – 1989 – Aortic aneurysm
Actor Broderick Crawford (All the President’s Men) – 1986 – Stroke
Bandleader Count Basie (William Allen Basie) – 1984 – Cancer
Actress Irene Ryan (The Beverly Hillbillies) – 1973 – Stroke
Striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee (Rose Louise Hovick) – 1970 – Cancer

BORN 4/27
Erica Rubin
Actor Jack Klugman (The Odd Couple, Quincy) born 1922
Actress Sandy Dennis (Up the Down Staircase) born 1937
Actress Judy Carne (Laugh-In) is 75
Playwright August Wilson (Fences) born 1945
Singer Sheena Easton (For Your Eyes Only) is 55
Actor James LeGros (Living in Oblivion) is 52
DIED 4/27
Actress/singer Deanna Durbin (100 Men and a Girl) – 2013
Singer Vicki Sue Robinson - 2000 - Cancer
Musician Al Hirt (Alois Maxwell Hirt) - 1999 - Liver cancer

BORN 4/28
Actor Lionel Barrymore born 1878
Actress Carolyn Jones (The Addams Family) born 1929
Actress Madge Sinclair (Coming to America) born 1938
Actress Emily Yancy is 75
Actress Ann-Margret (Bye Bye Birdie) is 73
Actress Marcia Strassman (Welcome Back Kotter) is 66
Actor Bruno Kirby (When Harry Met Sally) born 1949
Comedian Jay Leno is 64
Actress Mary McDonnell (Dances With Wolves) is 62
Actor John Pankow (Mad About You) is 60
Actress Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Nine) is 40
Actress Jessica Alba (Dark Angel) is 33
DIED 4/28
Musician Tommy Newsom (The Tonight Show) – 2007 – Bladder/liver cancer
Actor Rory Calhoun (The Texan) - 1999 - Emphysema and Diabetes
Actor Ed Begley (Sweet Bird of Youth) - 1970 - Heart attack

BORN 4/29
Scott Hofer
Alyssa Lardi
Pat Tropea
Robert Fitzsimmons
Claudine Coffaro
Bandleader/Composer Duke Ellington (Edward Kennedy Ellington) born 1899
Director Fred Zinnemann (A Man For All Seasons) born 1907
Actor Tom Ewell (The Seven Year Itch) born 1909
Actor Tommy Noonan (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) born 1922
Director Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back) born 1923
Actress/Dancer Zizi Jeanmaire (Hans Christian Anderson) is 90
Actor Keith Baxter (Sleuth) is 81
Conductor Zubin Mehta is 78
Actor Lane Smith (The Legend of Bagger Vance) born 1936
Actor Richard Kline (Three's Company) is 70
Director John Waters (Hairspray) is 68
Actress Nora Dunn (SNL) is 62
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is 60
Actress Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek:Voyager) is 59
Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (My Left Foot, Lincoln) is 57
Actress Eve Plumb (The Brady Bunch) is 56
Actress Michelle Pfeiffer (The Fabulous Baker Boys) is 56
Actress Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction) is 44
DIED 4/29
Actor Bill Quinn (Archie Bunker's Place) - 1994
Director Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho, Vertigo, The Birds) - 1980 - Renal Failure

BORN 4/30
Actress Eve Arden (Our Miss Brooks) born 1908
Actor Al Lewis (The Munsters) born 1910
Composer/Lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello, She Loves Me) is 90
Actress Cloris Leachman (Phyllis, The Last Picture Show) is 88
Singer/Actor Willie Nelson (On the Road Again) is 81
Actor Gary Collins born 1938
Actor Burt Young (Rocky) is 74
Actress Jill Clayburgh (An Unmarried Woman) born 1944
Actor Perry King (Lords of Flatbush) is 66
Playwright Craig Lucas (Prelude to a Kiss) is 63
Director Jane Campion (The Piano) is 60
Actor Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory, Roseanne) is 39
Actress Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman) is 32
DIED 4/30
Actor Tom Poston (Newhart) – 2007 – Respiratory failure
Director Sergio Leone (Once Upon a Time in America) - 1989 - Heart attack
Choreographer George Balanchine - 1983
Actress Agnes Moorehead (Bewitched) - 1974 - Cancer
Actress Inger Stevens (The Farmer's Daughter) - 1970 - Suicide

BORN 5/1
Actor Glenn Ford born 1916
Jack Paar (The Tonight Show) born 1918
Actor Dan O'Herlihy (The Last Starfighter) born 1919
Actor Louis Nye (The Steve Allen Show) born 1913
Writer Joseph Heller (Catch-22) born 1923
Actress Joan Hackett (Only When I Laugh) born 1934
Singer Judy Collins is 75
Singer Rita Coolidge is 70
Director John Woo (Face/Off) is 68
Actor Douglas Barr (Designing Women) is 65
Actor Dann Florek (L.A. Law) is 64
Singer Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters) is 60
DIED 5/1
Entertainer Danny Gans – 2009 – Heart disease/prescription drug overdose
Actor Steve Reeves (Hercules) - 2000 - Lymphoma
Actor/Dancer Lee Mathis (Pippin) - 1996 - AIDS
Actor/Singer Sergio Franchi (Do I Hear A Waltz?) - 1990 - Cancer
Actor Douglass Watson (Another World) - 1989 - Heart attack
Actress Ella Logan (Finian's Rainbow) - 1969 - Cancer
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