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Deb's Web 10/23/14
With any luck this will be the last newsletter I have to publish with this Transformer Book and Windows 8.1.  I got my laptop back last night but I had already started the newsletter so I have to complete it on 8.1.  I only hope my computer is finally fixed after five weeks of being without it. Time will tell.

Our Longwood show, Bad Auditions by Bad Actors (or as I like to subtitle it "The Community Theater Director's Nightmare") opens three weeks from Friday.  The kids are so funny.  They crack me up every day.  The show is free and we do have a Saturday matinee.  They'd love to have actors from the theater community come out to see them.  So, if you can, we have 3 performances:  Friday, Nov 14 @ 7pm, Saturday, Nov 15 @ 2pm & 7pm.

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LI performer Lee Titone has an apt for rent at 101 Lincoln Ave, Mineola - one bedroom, 1½ bath, many closets, terrace, eat in kitchen, large living room/dining room, parking lot spot included. 1,650 per month.  For info contact our realtor, Wendy Sanders at 516 528-3131.

House for sale in Yaphank.  Perfect for a working couple (15 minutes from Ronkonoma LIRR Station) or single person. 2 bedrooms + sleeping loft, skylighted living room with woodburning fireplace, oak eat-in kitchen, Kohler bathroom with whirlpool tub, shy 1/2 acre, Trex deck with 7-person hot tub, central air and vacuum, underground sprikler system, all windows updated, vinyl sided, over-sized 1 car garage, enclosed Florida room/porch, gutter helmets...virtually maintenance free, freshly painted, oak floors refinished, lots of closets, basement and attic storage.  Price $215K (or best offer).  Would consider rental of $1750 per month + util for the right renter with references. Contact if interested.

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


The School Of Singing is auditioning for A CHRISTMAS CAROL a new musical based on Charles Dickens story. ROLE OPEN - Scrooge 16-30 yrs old. Baritone or Tenor .Rehearsals are Weds starting immediately 7-9:30pm. Prepare 32 bars of either a musical theatre or contemporary song. Performances are the weekend of Dec 12. Compensation: $250 and some travel expenses. We are located across the street from LIRR and 20min from Penn Sta. 461 Rockaway Ave. Valley Stream 11581 Call 516-252-4114 or email your resume and headshot to schedule an appt.

SONGS FOR A CURE, an annual musical revue to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, seeks additional SINGERS and DANCERS for solos, duets, and company numbers in our fall production. All proceeds go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in loving memory of Rob Bjornson and 8-year-old Delaney Brown. We welcome children (ages 7 and up), teenagers, and adult performers who want to join in the fight against blood cancer! Performances are Fri, Nov 21, Sat, Nov 22 and Sun, Nov 23 at Wisdom Lane Middle School in Levittown. Email for further info - rehearsals starting soon - and visit our website at


StageLight Entertainment auditions for their annual production of A Christmas Carol - the musical on Sat, Oct 25 at 2pm at The Bacca Arts Center, 149 North Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst. All roles open. Prepare a song in the proper key, accmpt. will be provided. Looking for adults and children of all ages. Performance dates Dec 13 at 8pm, 14 at 7pm, 19 at 8pm, 20 at 8pm and 21 at 7pm. More info at

Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center auditions for Joe Landry’s It’s a Wonderful Life, a Live Radio Play on Sat, Oct 25 promptly at 2PM in Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts. Late arrivals will be seen at the discretion of the director. Readings from the script will occur.  Michael Disher directs. Performances Nov 21 - 23. After the closing, the cast will record the radio show at WPPB on Mon, Nov 24 for broadcast on WPPB throughout the holiday season. Non-union. No pay. For further info, contact Michael Disher at  Cast size is variable. Various ages needed. Cast members may be asked to play multiple roles <Character descriptions can be found on Cast Calls page>

SoLuna Studio, 659 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge auditions for Tick Tick...Boom & Last 5 Years on Wed Oct 29 from 5-10pm. You must call 631-761-6602 to schedule an audition time. (
Tick Tick...Boom - Performs Feb 20 - March 8. *NOTE* more than 3 people will be cast in this production, ALL roles will be broken down to a cast of 8-10 people.
Last 5 Years - Performs April 10-26.  We will be casting 3 different couples and each couple will only have one weekend of performances. Looking for a variety of couples, e.g., same sex couples, interracial, etc.


EastLine Productions auditions for The History Boys on Tues, Nov 11 & Thurs, Nov 13 at 7:30pm and Sun, Nov 16 at 6pm.   All auditions must be done in a British accent - it may be Oxbridge, Cockney or even Irish or Scottish - but you must show you can master the accent. You will be asked to read from sides opposite each other and the three actors already cast as Hector, Irwin and Mrs. Lintott.  Scripts are available prior to auditions upon request. If you are interested in auditioning but cannot make one of the auditions, notify us and we will work to find an alternate day/time. Contact info 516-749-5047  Show dates are Jan 9-11, 16-18. We will do a read through in late Nov and then begin rehearsals the week of 12/8. If you are away for school and wish to be considered, contact us and we can try to work out a schedule. Open parts:
Headmaster Felix Armstrong - 40 -60 - ambitious and mercenary head of a boys school
The Students: must be or look 17-18 years old:
Akthar - of Asian ancestry, Muslim
Crowther - does acting as a hobby
Stuart Dakin - handsome, outspoken type A personality
James Lockwood - strong opinions - Dakin's foil
David Posner - youngest, gay and Jewish very self aware and self conscious
Rudge - the class "jock" a rugby player better known for athletic skills than for intelligence
Donald Scripps - Anglican divinity student, plays piano
Timms - "class clown" overweight


David Dubin will be directing several shows at Studio Theater this winter, including Afterplay, The Columnist and My Husband's Wild Desires Almost Drove Me Mad. A few roles have been cast, but most are open. If you'd like to be considered for a role, email

BroadHollow Theatre Company is accepting headshots/resumes submissions of actors interested in their mainstage production of the musical 1776.  The show will run end of Feb at E Islip through first weekend of April at Elmont (6 weeks total).  All roles are open.  Send headshot & resume to Glen at <Character descriptions can be found on Cast Calls page>

Casting im·mu·ni·ty - award-winning psychological thriller. Synopsis: In 1942 in a small interrogation room at Auschwitz, a deadly game is being played out by a by a young SS Officer and his once beloved teacher, a Jew who now finds that her most prized pupil has become her tormentor. Performances will be at Manhattan Repertory Theater on Feb 4 & 7. Tech & Dress on Feb 2 & 3. Rehearsals will be in BELLMORE.  Dates TBD  <Character descriptions can be found on Cast Calls page>

Off Sides Entertainment casting roles for Deirdre, a world premiere musical. This is an opportunity to originate a role in a brand new musical being produced at The Merrick Theatre and Center for the Arts in Association with Off Sides Entertainment, Inc. 11 performances over 4 wknds. Opening night is Sat, Jan 31. Deirdre is an epic story of prophecy, love and war, based on an ancient Celtic myth, written by local (LI) talent:  Michael McCarthy, composer/co-librettist and Rich Buley-Neumar, lyricist/co-librettist. Some roles are filled. Currently seeking several actors to complete the cast. For more info about the show, including a synopsis, music samples, and production dates and times, visit our website at
<Character descriptions can be found on Cast Calls page> To set up an audition, send an email (preferably with headshot and resume) to:
This is a non-union production, without pay or stipend.  Open to non-traditional casting.


Theater Arts Center at The Suffolk Y JCC (TACSY) is looking for a new costume designer for our Jr. and Sr. Companies. TACSY is under the direction of Sid Cherry, Rochele Seskin with additional directing and choreography by Nicolina Sciascia. Feel free to call  for info at 516-749-6820. Resumes can be sent to  Jr. company (1 - 6th grd) does 2 full musicals, Sr. company (7-12th) does 1 full musical and we have a concert series that is partially costumed. We also have a full summer theater camp that does 2 shows. I need at best someone with a very creative eye who can sew and make some costumes, at worst, a very creative eye that can pull from our extensive costume shop and find what we need in there as well as purchasing. Responsibilities also include; maintaining the organization of the costume shop, fitting all costumes, communicating what each actor needs to bring in with them, preparing for and meeting all deadlines working towards a costume parade, returning all costumes to the shop within a reasonable time frame, availability for tech week and shows.Tech week is always mon - thurs before our shows and then we have 2 shows, sat evening and sun afternoon. Our rehearsals are Sundays only aside from tech week. There would be a number of assistants available. Salary dependent on experience. We have an amazing team with kids are like family to us and put on shows that are of a very high quality. Our goal is to make every performer feel valued on stage regardless of their role. We all come from professional backgrounds and train the kids through rehearsal.

ZEN Productions is looking for crew members to join our group! ZEN Productions is a Long Island Theatre Troupe that performs both Shadow Casts and Live Stage Plays. ZEN performs The Rocky Horror Picture Show as The ZEN Room, which was recently featured in Newsday! ZEN also performs REPO! The Genetic Opera as Zydrate Enthusiasts Network, which is NY’s ONLY REPO! Shadow Cast.  If interested in joining ZEN you must be at least 17 years old and be available on Sat afternoons or nights for rehearsals. For general info or to set up an audition, contact our Producer Jordana at  You can also find more info about ZEN such us future shows at our website

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The YMCA of Long Island, Inc. is seeking a Theatre Specialist to work in the Valley Stream area. Candidate must be enthusiastic, dependable and have a passion for theatre and working with children.  The Theatre Specialist will be responsible for implementing and supervising a new theatre program which will complement our After School Programs for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade as well as helping students read and express their creativity through the theatre. 
1.   Experience working with children preferred.
2.   Experience in early childhood education required.
3.   Experience directing and teaching acting preferred.
4.   Ability to articulate the YMCA mission and programs to staff, volunteers, and community.
5.   Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
6.   Ability to work in a fast paced, highly flexible and rapidly changing work environment.
May be required to drive between YMCA facilities and to training or meetings in various locations. Ability
to perform all physical aspects of the position; including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50lbs.
For immediate consideration please email Brian Filippone, Youth and Camp Director, at and Tiana Christoforidis, Cultural Arts Director, at Include a resume if available and/or a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications.  Also include your desired location.  Immediate openings.
Part Time Salary- $12-$15/hr depending on qualifications and experience.

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


Bat Boy:The Musical @ Hofstra University's Drama and Dance Dept 10/26

Night Watch @ Theatre Time Productions 10/ 26

South Pacific @ Broadhollow's Bay Way Theatre 10/26

That Championship Season @ Synergy Ensemble Theatre 10/26

Neighborhood 3:Requisition of Doom @ Suffolk Co Comm College Selden 10/26

The Addams Family @ Cultural Arts Playhouse Plainview 10/26

Bat Boy:The Musical @ Hofstra University's Drama and Dance Dept 10/26

Night Watch @ Theatre Time Productions 10/26


Murder on the Nile @ Township Theatre Group 10/25

The Game's Afoot @ Minstrel Players of Northport 10/25

Death of a Salesman @ Studio Theatre 10/25

Musical Revue @ Once Upon A Time 10/25 ONLY

Mad Monster Party @ Bellmore Movie Theatre 10/26 2pm ONLY

War of the Worlds @ Port Washington Play Troupe 10/30 ONLY

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Township Theatre Group presents Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile
Oct 25 & Nov 1 at 8pm, Sat matinee Nov 1 at 2 pm and Sun matinees Oct 26, Nov 2 at 2pm.
Helen Butler Hall @ Dominican Village, 565 Albany Ave, Amityville
Tickets $25, $20 sr/student
Call 631-213-9832 or visit
Lillian Scaglia …  Louise
Eugene Sullivan …  Canon Pennefather
Harry Gross …  Dr. Bessner
Nancy E.  Keegan …  Helen Ffoliot-Ffoulkes
Meredith Johnson …  Jacqueline de Severac
Karen Santaromita …  Kay Mostyn
Mark John Santaromita …  Simon Mostyn
Heather Ball …  Christina Grant
Bryan Mayer …  William Smith
Dan Sussman …  Steward/McNaught
Production Team
Director …  Larry Bellman
Producers … Susan Emro, Judy Bensimon, Betty Sprauer
Stage Manager … Denise Hagen
Set Design and Lighting ... Fred Sprauer
A wealthy young couple are honeymooning aboard a Nile steamer when they find themselves pursued by the husband’s former fiancée. Then, tragedy strikes and a body is discovered. Canon Pennefather, Christie’s amateur sleuth clergyman, is drawn into the intrigue and finds himself on the trail of a ruthless murderer.
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The Minstrel Players present The LI Premier of Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot
Houghton Hall Theatre, Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main St, Northport Village
Sat:Oct 25 and Nov 1 at 8PM
Sun:Oct 26 and Nov 2 at 3PM
Tickets: $20 Adults and $15 Srs/Children; Group rates (10 or more) available
Brian Hartwig… Simon Bright
Tricia Ieronimo… Madge Geisel
Alicia James…Daria Chase
Kevin Kelly…Felix Geisel
Karen Mercorella… Martha Gillette
Ray Palen… William Gillette
Linda Randolph…Inspector Goring
Gabriella Stevens…Aggie Wheeler
Production Staff:
Bernie Caprera…Lights
Rob Cashman…Technical Director
Esteban Lopez …Stage Manager
Chris Mitchell…Crew
Laura Morella…Asst. Director
Debbie Palen…House Manager/Tickets
Tara Palen…Director
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Port Washington Play Troupe & WCWP (88.1 FM) present War of the Worlds
A Radio Drama Presentation with Songs from the Era
Recording live from the Hillwood Recital Hall, Tilles Center at LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd, Greenvale 11548
Thurs, Oct 30 at 8pm
Studio Audience Tickets $10/Project Independence Members $8
Brown Paper Tickets: or 1-800-838-3006
Questions: or 516-500-2012
Directed by Brian E. Long
Musical Direction by David Barnett
BRIAN E. LONG as the Announcer
JOE McPARTLIN  as Dr. Clayton Forrester
MARGARET WERNER as Syvia van Buren
LOU BARBERA as Smith the Ranger, the District Officer, Bilderbeck the Biochemist, Alonzo the Deputy, Observation, the Rich Man, and Minister
WILLIAM DUNCKLEY as Fiddler the Lookout, Dr. Collins the Pastor, General Mann, and Priest
RHONDA KAHANE as Featured Vocalist, Caller at Square Dance, Dr. Lucille Duprez, Reporter, Mother, and Mary Ford
GARY NOREN as the Fireman, Sheriff, Salvatore the Deputy, the Colonel, the Major, 1st Loudspeaker and 2nd Loudspeaker
RICH JACQUES as Featured Vocalist
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Douglaston Community Theatre presents The Gingerbread Lady by Neil Simon
Zion Episcopal Church Parish Hall, Church St Entrance (formerly 44th Ave) off of Douglaston Pkwy
243-01 Northern Blvd, Douglaston  11363.
Fri: Nov 14 & 21 at 8PM; Sat: Nov 15 & 22 at 8PM; Sun, Nov 16 & Sat, Nov 22 at 2PM
Tickets: $17 adults, $15 srs/stud w/ID
Call (718) 482-3332 to reserve
Directed by Vincent Scott
The cast:
Michael H. Carlin
Melissa Leora (11/14, 16 & 22 evenings)
Clare Lowell (11/15, 21, & 22 matinee)
Barbara Mavro
Karen Schlachter (11/14, 16 & 11/22 evenings)
Harriet Spitzer-Picker (11/15 & 21 matinee)
Richard Weyhausen
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BroadHollow Theatre Company presents Scenery
BayWay Arts Centre Nov 8 - 23
Elmont Dec 27 - Jan 18 (no shows Jan 9-11)
Marion - Sheila Sheffield
Richard - Brian McKeon
Producer - Bob O'Neill
Director - Marian Waller
SM - Tom Deangelo
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BroadHollow's Studio Theatre presents Death of a Salesman
Oct 25 to Nov 15
Willy Loman - Scott Hofer
Linda Loman - Linda May
Biff Loman - Evan Donnellan
Happy Loman - Bryan Nee
Bernard - Sean Fitzgerald
The Woman - Lesley Wade
Charley - Jack Howell
Ben - Gordan Innes
Howard Wagner - Rob Schindlar
Jenny - Nikki Schettino
Stanley - Tony Davino
Miss Forsythe - Nikki Schettino
Letta - Lorri DePelligrini
Producer - Bob O'Neill
Director - Marian Waller
SM - Laura Longobardo
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Alumni Association of Dowling College presents Night of The Arts
Dowling College Performing Arts Center, 150 Idle Hour Blvd, Oakdale 11769
Nov 1 at 5pm
Tickets: $10 donation
Reserve by emailing or calling 631-244-3166.
All proceeds benefit the Alumni Association of Dowling College. This show is one night only and expected to sell out. Cash, Credit, and Checks will be accepted the night of the show. Select pieces in our art gallery will be up for sale as well with a portion or the full sale benefitting the Alumni Association.
Featuring LI's Performing and Fine Artists including Painting, Dancing, Poetry, Singing, Comedy, Improvisation, Illustration, Photography, Acting, and more, with group numbers from Urinetown, Les Miserables, and Annie Get your Gun.
Performing Artists
Jim Rhodes * James Wagner * Meagan Pascal * Lisa & Husband * Megan Wright * Daniel Michael
Andrew Benjamin * Joey Pascal * Kenny Kopolovicz * Jose Talavera * Tom Schery * Lauren Coccaro
Lauren Jones * Stephanie Sandoval * Gino Gentilini * Soh Young Lee Segredo
Fine Artists
Christa Brunks * Steve Bonge * Valerie Pugh * David George * Josephine Kavanugh
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Theatre By The Bay presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
Bay Terrace Garden Jewish Center,  13-00 209 St, Bayside 11360
Sat: Nov 1, 8, 15 at 8pm
Sun: Nov 2,  9, 16 at 3pm
Reservations: (718) 428-6363
Director: Lawrence F. Bloom
Musical Director: Alan Kingsley
Choreographer: Chery Manniello
Producers: Lawrence F. Bloom,
Barbara Koenig & Martha Stein
Nellie Forbush-Michele Mazzocco
Emile DeBecque- David Yudell
Ngana- Tess Robin
Jerome- Leora Kaufman
Henry- Nick Cuttonaro
Bloody Mary- Pamela Merrill
Liat- Patrice Williams
Luther Billis-John Canning
Abner-Drew Lubeck
Stewpot-Mark York
Professor-Richard Carlan
Lt Joseph Cable-Eli Koenig
Capt George Brackett-Gil Traub
Cmdr William Harbison-Bob Alpert
Lt Buzz Adams-Tom Albano
Radio Op McCaffrey-Lee Newman
Seabee-Nick Cuttonaro
Sailor-Ephram Sachs
Shore Patrol-Fern Nash, Lillian Kowalsky
Lead Nurse-Sue Fiebert
Ensign Murphy- Lila Edelkind
Ensign MacGregor-Andria Amarosa
Ensigns- Michelle Poploff, Olivia Klansky, LIllian Kowalsky, Fran Geier, Christine Pavlatos, Veronica Picone
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FSF Community Theatre Group presents Thoroughly Modern Millie
Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd, Flushing
Sat: Nov 8, 15 at 8PM
Sun: Nov 2, 9, 16  at 3PM
All seats reserved: $18 ($15 srs 65+ children <12)
Info/tickets (718) 428-8681
Web site:
Directed by:  Maryellen Pierce
Musical Direction by: Paul L. Johnson
Choreography by Maryellen Pierce & Amanda Montoni
Cast List
Mary Kate Carter...Millie Dillmount
Andrew Murano...Jimmy Smith
Lisa Bondi...Dorothy Brown
Erik Neilssen...Trevor Graydon
Angel Vail...Mrs. Meers
Clarence P. Ilanan...Ching Ho
Edwin A. Palacio...Bun Foo
Anne Wisan...Muzzy Van Hossmere
Amanda Montoni...Miss Flannery
Emily Joyce...Ruth
Jennifer Silverman...Alice
Christine Luz Rivas...Gloria
Allie Alers...Rita
Ranjini Anand...Lucille
Michaela Pascuzzi...Cora
Ensemble: John Baratta; Gene Ferrari; Joanna Freda; Alison Goldman; Richard Grillo; Megan Guida; Sharleen Hsu; Matt Rosen; Geri Schwartz; Tiffany To
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EastLine Productions presents Exit The King by Eugene Ionesco
2123 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh
Fri, Nov 7 & 14 - 8pm
Sat, Nov 8 & 15 - 8pm
Sun, Nov 9 & 16 - 3pm
Tickets: $15
Call - (516) 749-5047
Email -
Directed by Daniel Higgins
Produced by Jim Black
King Berenger - TGregg McClain
Queen Marguerite - Deborah Kruel Ruby
Queen Marie - Chelsea Nelson-Fernandez
The Doctor - John Torres
Juliette - Ginny Brown
The Guard - Michael Schlapp
King Berenger has only minutes to live. With his family and last remaining servants he refuses to accept his inevitable fate and defy the heavens. Yet the clock is ticking and the world around him is slipping away. What will those around him have to sacrifice to bring him to accept his fate? At the core of Ionesco's classic absurdist play is the great unanswered. How does man perceive death? An invitation to a hereafter or a plague of darkness? Come with us on a journey into the soul of man and see what truly makes us who we are.                      
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Parkside Players presents The Foreigner by Larry Shue
Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Tpke, Forest Hills
Fri: Nov 28 & Dec 5 @ 8pm
Sat: Nov 22, 27 & Dec 6 @ 8pm
Sun: Nov 23, 30 @ 2pm
Tickets: $17 adults, $15
For reservations call: 718-353-7388 or 516-520-9474
Directed by: Bernard Bosio
The Cast:
Robert Aloi
Krissy Garber
JK Larkin
Bill Meaney
Jimmy O'Neill
Stephen Ryan
Lori Ann Santopetro
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Theatre Box of Floral Park presents a Festival of One-act Comedies
United Methodist Church, 35 Verbena Ave, Floral Park.
Happily Never After by Tim Kelly,
Ledge, Ledger and the Legendary by Paul Elliott
The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang
Nov 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 8pm; Nov 9 and 16 at 2pm
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 srs, $5 students
Reservations 516-900-2031 or
Monica Athenas
Kerry Boyle
Dan Bubbeo
Eileen Lonergan
Frank Mannle
Paul Mastrella
Chris Murtha
Sierra Ortega
Lea Passione
Dean Schildkraut
Kelly Schmidt
Melissa Verdone
Phillip Yousef
Directed by Brian J. Payne and Kate Lenzo
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Once Upon A Time presents a Musical Revue
St. Anthony Parish, 110 Anchor Ave. Oceanside
Oct 25 @ 7:30pm
$12 in Advance, $18 at the Door
Call 516-225-1088 or email for more info
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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts Literature Live! presents To Kill a Mockingbird
Fri/Sat, Nov 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, and Thanksgiving Wknd Nov 28-29 at 7pm
Sat: Nov 15, 22 and 29 at 2pm
Groups and weekday show times vary and are open to the public based on availability.
Tickets at 631-725-9500 or
All Students are FREE with a valid ID; adults $25.
Box Office hours Tues-Sat 11am-5pm
Directed by Joe Minutillo
The Cast
Chloë Dirksen (Narrator)
Cooki Winborn (Calpurnia)
Jemma Kosanke (Scout)
Carolyn Popp (Miss Maudie)
Rob DiSario (Heck Tate)
William Sturek (Judge Taylor)
Jessica Mortellaro (Mayella Ewell)
Joe Pallister (Bob Ewell)
Hudson Troy (Dill)
Thomas Schiavoni (Jem)
Scott Eck (Atticus Finch)
William Sturek (Mr. Cunningham)
Al Bundonis (Mr. Glimmer)
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Long Beach Theatre Guild presents Woody Allen’s Don’t Drink the Water
Temple Emanu-el, 455 Neptune Blvd, Long Beach
Nov 8 and 15 at 7:30pm; Nov 9 and 16 at 3pm
Tickets: $18 Adults; $15 Srs/Youth or (516)432-2600
$2 add'l charge for tickets purchased at the door
Directed by Richard Buckley
Co-produced by Nancy Sullivan and Lisa Simon-Weitz
Assistant Director...Peter Triolo
Steve Brustien as Walter
Helen Proimos as Marion
Stephanie Judge as Susan
Tommy Larson as Axel
Aaron Meyer as Kilroy
Charlene Senzon as Countess Bordoni
Debby Wilson as Miss Burns
Jeff Stevens as Father Drobney
Jeff Gedacht as Krojack
Joseph Anfora as Ambassador Magee
Lloyd Baum as Sultan of Bashir
Pam Madison as Chef
Lillian Baum as the Sultan’s first Wife
Comedic chaos begins when the Hollanders, an American tourist family seeks refuge in an American Embassy in an unnamed country behind the Iron Curtain during the height of the Cold War. They are believed to be spies because they were seen taking photographs in a high security area. The ambassador is away on business and has left his bungling son, Axel to oversee matters at the Embassy. Mayhem ensues as the Hollanders plot their frantic escape. At the same time, the young Hollander daughter, Susan and the Ambassador’s son fall madly in love.
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Bellmore Movies (live stage) presents MAD MONSTER PARTY! 
Bellmore Theater, 222 Pettit Ave, Bellmore 11710
Sun, Oct 26 at 2pm (doors open 1:30pm)
Tickets: 516-785-4234
516-783-3199 directions or add'l info
All tickets $15
CAST (in order of appearance)
Baron Von Frankenstein - Tony Castano
The Monster - Oreste Tropea
Francesca (Baron's Secretary) - Marie Vevgas
Mate (Bride of Frankenstein) - Marietta Alvarado
Igor Yechovitz ("Yetch") - Mark Warner
Count Dracula - Mike Castillo
Wolf Girl - Pat Tropea
The Invisible Man - Mike Pope
The Mummy - Kathy Castano
Broom Hilda - Betty Tucker
Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Edward Hyde - Andrew Villaran
Creature from the Black Lagoon/Felix Flanken - Adam Mosebach
A delightful musical comedy Halloween romp starring all of your beloved movie monsters.  A family favorite for kids and adults  alike.  Directed by Pat Tropea, with traditional music and original songs by musical director Rich McDermott, this show shamelessly and comically borrows from the best - Mel Brooks, Boris Karloff, Alfred Hitchcock et al. To set the eerie mood, at the opening several cast members will involve the audience in an abridged version of THE MONKEY'S PAW, done in the style of a 1930's radio show.
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Hoboken Nightmare a short poem-play starring Richie Applebaum, directed by Ethan Felizzari and written by Barry Ernst (all Long Islanders) will have 2 performances @The Bad Theater Fest  which is at TREEHOUSE THEATER, 154 W 29th St (between 6th and 7th), 2nd Fl NYC. On Sat, Oct 25 at 5pm and 11pm. You can buy tickets online for $16.82 each at



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As regular readers know, I am not the biggest fan of Neil Simon.  However, I am an admirer of Lost in Yonkers and this production has much to recommend it. Of course the story IMHO is so much more substantive than the typical Simon fare, there is still enough comedic relief to prevent it from being too dark.  The action begins with two young actors on stage and they are the glue of the play.  It can be tricky to rely on youngsters to catch and hold the audience unless the actors are very talented and these young men are. Matty Levenberg (Jay) and Liam MacDonald (Artie) are everything you could ask for in these characters.  Other standout performances are delivered by Jacqueline Misholy (Grandma Kurnitz) and Justine Walker (Bella).  As always, I was very impressed by what can be done in a small space without a stage per se and how a dance studion can be converted to an appropriate performing space.  Director Jeff Bennett and crew have captured the spirit and ambience of the time period beautifully. Once again, the recessed ceiling is used to project slides accompanied by period music to set the timeperiod as well as entertain during set changes (a device I much admired when it was used in BB's Play It Again, Sam production). You have two weekends left to see it.  It will sell out as it did opening night so call for reservations ASAP.



ed. asks...
What was the name of the general played by Sterling Hayden in the film Dr. Strangelove?

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Last Week's Stumper
In the saucy 1953 comedy The Moon is Blue, what word made its screen debut, which caused the film to be banned in several arts of the country?
Bonus*: Name its 3 co-stars.
Answer: virgin
Bonus*: William Holden, Maggie McNamara, and David Niven
Winner(s): Frank Tangredi, Peter Morrison


Peter Morrison asks...
In which musical did Beatrice Lillie play a mermaid?  Bonus*: Which Wizard of Oz character-actor was also in it?

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Last Week's Stumper
What do Daniel Massey, Larry Blyden, and Hal Linden have in common?  Bonus*: Name another big star which could be included among the above.
Answer: They were all in musicals by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick
            Daniel Massey in She Loves Me (Eugene O'Neill, 4/23/63-1/11/64, 301 perf.)
            Larry Blyden in The Apple Tree (Shubert, 10/18/66-11/25/67, 463 perf.)
            Hal Linden in The Rothschilds (Lunt-Fontanne, 10/19/70-1/1/72, 507 perf.)
Bonus*:  Zero Mostel in Fiddler On the Roof (Imperial, Majestic, Broadway, 9/17/64- 7/2/72, 3,242 perf.)
             others are: Maurice Evans in Tenderloin; Tom Bosley in Fiorello!
Winner(s): Michael Manuelian*, Frank Tangredi*


Frank Tangredi asks...
What Panamanian-born director co-founded Circle in the Square in 1951?  Bonus*: This director is best known for staging the works of what playwright?

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Last Week's Stumper
The death of Falstaff is described in what Shakespeare play?  Bonus*: Which character does the describing?
Answers: Henry V
Bonus*:    Mistress Quickly
Winner(s): Michael Manuelian*, Peter Morrison*


Oct. 26, 1946 - Maureen Stapleton makes her Broadway debut in Playboy of the Western World.

Oct. 27, 1962 - The British revue Beyond the Fringe opens with Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller and Alan Bennett.

Oct. 27, 1995 - Tap dancing and music mix in the opening of Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk with Savion Glover.

Oct. 28, 1931 - The end of the Old South gets depicted in The House of Connelly, the cast includes Stella Adler and Clifford Odets.

Oct 29, 1923 -Runnin' Wild opens and sparks the biggest dance craze of the decade, the "Charleston."

Oct 29, 1936 - Ethel Merman and Jimmy Durante share top billing in Cole Porter's Red, Hot and Blue, which features Bob Hope and Vivian Vance and offers up the song "It's Delovely."

Oct 29, 1941 - Danny Kaye gets his first starring role on Broadway in Cole Porter's Let's Face It. Also in the cast are Eve Arden, Nanette Fabray and Vivian Vance.

Oct 29, 1967 - Joseph Papp's Hair opens in pre-Broadway form with tickets costing $2.50.

Oct 29, 1977 - Liza Minelli stars in The Act, playing a Hollywood startrying to revive her career in Las Vegas.

Oct 30, 1934 - The NY Times reports that "Henry Fonda, who has his first big opportunity here, gives a manly, modest performance, in a style of captivating simplicity" in the opening of the
                     comedy The Farmer Takes a Wife.

Oct 30, 1940 - Ethel Merman stars in Cole Porter's Panama Hattie, which has Betty Hutton, June Allyson, Arthur Treacher and Vera Ellen in supporting roles.


ed. asks...
What TV characters belong to the Royal Order of Water Buffaloes?

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Last Week's Stumper
What school did Beaver Cleaver attend?
Answer: Grant Avenue Grammar School
Winner(s): ;- (


ed. asks...
To whom did actor Ryan O'Neal mail a live tarantula?

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

When Fanny Brice's career begins to wane, she is forced into starring in a dog like this one.

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Voice actor Don Messick (The Flintstones) - 1997 - Stroke
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Actor Dylan McDermott (The Practice) is 53
Actor Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) is 52
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Actor Anthony Rapp (Rent) is 43
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Composer Harold Rome (I Can Get It For You Wholesale) - 1993 - Stroke
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Richard Dolce
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Actress Jane Connell (Mame) born 1925
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Writer Sylvia Plath (The Bell Jar) born 1932
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Actor Peter Firth (Equus) is 61
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Actor Morey Amsterdam (The Dick Van Dyke Show) – 1996 – Heart attack
Actor Richard Ryder – 1995 – AIDS
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Costume designer Edith Head born 1897
Actress Elsa Lanchester (Bride of Frankenstein) born 1902
Actor Douglas Seale (Noises Off) born 1913
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Actor Jack Soo (Barney Miller, Flower Drum Song) born 1916
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Playwright Leonard Melfi (Birdbath) - 2001 - Congestive heart failure
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Actor Arnold Soboloff - 1979 - Heart attack
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