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Performing Arts Studio of NY, 11 Traders Cove, Port Jefferson auditions for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE on SUN, AUG 2. For a copy of the script and sides, as well as an audition time, email For more info, visit Pay is negotiable.The stage adaptation of the first zombie movie ever made. Night of the Living Dead surrounds a group of people hiding from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse. This vision puts the audience in the heat of the action and will undoubtedly be a horror event not to be missed. Runs for three weeks, Oct 9 - 25.<Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page>

Lantern Theatre, 91 N Bayview Ave, Freeport, auditions for Marc Camoletti’s comedy farce, Don’t Dress for Dinner on Mon, Aug 3 and Wed, Aug 5 at 7:30pm.  Shows run Nov 7 – 29: Sat 8pm, Sun 1:30pm.  For copy of script email Director Kathy Becker at or call 516-785-7340.  
In a stylishly converted French Farmhouse, Bernard is hoping to entertain his chic, Parisian mistress, Suzy, for the weekend.  He having arranged for a cordon bleu cook, Suzette, to furnish the gourmet delights, is in the process of packing his wife, Jacqueline, off to her mother, and has even invited along his best friend Robert as a suitable alibi.  It’s foolproof, what could possibly go wrong…? Well, supposing Robert turns up without knowing why he’s been invited? Say, Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers? Or how about the cook being mistaken for the mistress and the mistress who can’t cook? Mix all these ingredients and you have the perfect recipe for an evening of hilarious confusion as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed!”
The character list contains three men and three women. Qualities needed are good timing, inventive improvisation skills and actors able to learn and deliver short, quick-fire dialogue with understanding and expression.  The age range for some of the characters is broad to allow for the best combinations.  Affairs know no age limit.<Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page>

Minstrel Players 3rd Annual festival of original plays, Back to the Zone auditions on Mon, Aug 3 at 7:30pm.  Rehearsals will take place Mon and Tues nights beginning 9/14.  Performances will be on Sat: Oct 24 & Nov 7 and Sun: Oct 25, Nov 1 & 8 at Houghton Hall Theatre at Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main St, Northport Village. Many roles available. Seeking men and women 20 - 50 and children 10 - 15.  Bring headshot and resume.  For more info, contact executive producer Evan Donnellan at (516) 557-1207 or visit

YI of Woodmere with the support of Kulanu is casting an all-male production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Tues, Aug 4, Thurs, Aug 6, Mon, Aug 10, Tues, Aug 11 & Wed, Aug 12 from 7- 9:30PM at the Kulanu Center for Special Services, 620 Central Ave, Cedarhurst. Prepare 32 bars of any song that shows your vocal range.  Be prepared to read excerpts from a script, and learn simple choreography. Performances: Sat/Sun, Dec 19, 20 and 26/27 in the five towns area. Seeking talent from NYC and LI. <Character descriptions can be found on the Cast Calls page>


Loomis Films, LLC. holding auditions for six men, aged 60+, for a one act play based upon an original comedy, The Eighth Dwarf. Approximately 15 minutes. This play has been accepted to be performed as part of the Manhattan Repertory Theatre's FALL ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION 2015.  First performance scheduled for 9/10. Send headshot and resume to for complete information and a copy of the script.

Merrick Theatre, 2222 Hewlett Ave, Merrick (516) 868 6400 auditions for The Marvelous Wonderetts Caps and Gowns on Mon, Aug 17 at 7:30pm at the theatre. Show runs Oct 10 thru Nov 11; Fri/Sat 8pm & Sun 3pm. Be available for ALL shows. Directed by: Ronnie Green / Musical Director: Carl Hottinger / Choreographer: Kristen Digilio.  We’re back in 1958, and it’s time for the Wonderettes to graduate in this delightful sequel to the smash off-Broadway hit! Join Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy as they sing about their final year in high school, celebrate with their fellow classmates and teachers, and prepare for their next step toward a bright future. Moving ahead to 1968, the girls perform as bride and bridesmaids to celebrate Missy’s marriage to Mr. Lee! Featuring “Rock Around the Clock,” “At the Hop,” “Dancing in the Street,” “River Deep, Mountain High,” and 25 more hits. Looking to Cast:
BETTY JEAN is the self-anointed class clown of the group, always vying for attention from her best friend Cindy Lou. She loves boy humor, and is probably the most physically fit out of all the girls—or at least the most ‘sporty. Betty Jean has a loving heart that is easy to break, as we see in act two. (Alto with strong low range.)
CINDY LOU knows she is the prettiest girl at Springfield High. Her ongoing rivalry with best friend Betty Jean bursts forth throughout their performance, threatening to derail the planned activities of their Graduation Day. Cindy Lou would be considered the ‘bad girl,’ or ‘mean girl’ of the group, but truly has a hidden heart of gold that shines through in act two. (Mezzo Soprano with belt–sings lead on many songs.)
MISSY is the over-achiever of the group. She is always ready to cover for mistakes and jump in and save the day. She has been best friends with Suzy since elementary school. Missy’s hidden heart-throb is teacher Mr. Lee, whom she finally weds in act two. (Soprano with wide range and very high vocals.)
SUZY is the gum-chewing, happy-go-lucky, go-along girl. Suzy is always a little giddy and a little silly, and finds great pleasure in everything she does. Slightly ditzy, act one finds Suzy flunking out of her elective Library class for electing not to go, but finally receives her GED in act two. Her best friend is Missy. (Mezzo Alto with a sweet, soulful sound and big belts.)


Living History Productions - Actors are encouraged to audition for a wide range of roles. Our productions encompass dramatic programs, musical comedy presentations and more. Our Signature Series are original stage productions depicting the lives of American Icons such as Bob Hope, Nat King Cole, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bobby Darin, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball.
Production Dates: Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 on LI
Musicals, Theater, Drama, Cabaret & Variety. Nonunion. Car Necessary.
Send Headshot and Resume to:
Special Instructions: In your cover letter, note your availability from Nov 2015 – Feb 2016.
Auditions by Appt Only. If you sing, be prepared with a standard or Broadway song.
For more info, call 631-654-1888.

Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc. is casting the role of Mary Poppins and an understudy the role of Bert  for their production of Disney’s Mary Poppins directed by Kim Dufrenoy and Musical Direction by Alan Kingsley. Performance run is Aug 8-24.  Stipend provided.  For an audition appt, call (516) 599-6870 or e-mail

Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc. seeks outstanding singers for their 90 min musical revue, The Musical Theatre Scrapbook, focusing on comic Broadway songs. Performance run is Aug 12-Sept 30 (approx 15 performances including two weekday matinees). Stipend provided.  For an audition appt, call (516) 599-6870 or e-mail

Township Theatre Group - TTG is holding early auditions for the role of Clifford Anderson (the young author) for our March production of DEATHTRAP (Age range 20s - 30s). Auditions by appt. Call Director Gene Sullivan, at 516-338-6234 to schedule a date/time. Performances are March 5 - 13. We are casting now, however rehearsals will not begin until Jan.


Shining Studios (Port Washington), an LI theatre school, is seeking a MUSICAL DIRECTOR for IMMEDIATE HIRE for its upcoming Fall season.  We are looking for someone dynamic and fun-loving with a passion for working with actors of all ages (especially children.)  Pay is based upon experience. Forward resume (with references and links to previous shows you have musical directed) to  No phone calls.

Musicians needed for pit for St, Gregory Theatre Group's production of Mary Poppins in Bellerose, Queens. Show dates Aug 7-16, with 3-4 rehearsals prior. Small stipend. Contact ASAP 718-989-2451 or  Wind instrument: flute/reed, String instrument: cello, violin, Bass: upright or electric

Seeking MUSICIANS for a first full production of a new musical, Daniel: an Ordinary Tragedy, at Long Island University.  Sitz Probe for the pit will be either Aug 15 or 16 depending on cast availability. There will  be two rehearsals with the pit and the conductor prior to show week, which will be determined based upon musicians availability (an email will be sent to people interested with a few dates to pick from based on their conflicts). You would be needed at 7pm Aug 18 & 19 for dress rehearsal. Shows run Aug 20- 23 at 8pm except Sun at 3pm. Stipend for show week and two rehearsals is $150 per musician plus % of ticket sales at the end of the run. (If travel $ is an issue for you we may be able to work something out.)
Seeking: Keyboard, Drummer, Cellist, Violinist, Bass Clarinetist, Alto Saxophone
Email: if you are interested, or facebook message me at Paulie Vincent Pecorella. (Sheet music will be going out from the orchestrator in about two weeks.)

Experienced Director and Musical Director wanted for production of Bye Bye Birdie for The Community Synagogue of Port Washington Theatre Group. Interviews will be held during the months of July and Aug.  Auditions on Sun, Sept 27, Tues, Sept 29 and Wed, Sept 30. Rehearsals will begin in Oct 3x a week (2 evenings TBD and Sun afternoons). Performances at the Landmark Theatre, Port Washington on Sun, Jan 31 at 3pm, Thurs, Feb 4 at 7pm and Sat, Feb 6 at 8pm. To submit a resume, email Melissa Halpern at


Dance Teacher Needed ASAP for upcoming show. Must have at least 2 years dance teacher experience in a dance school, must be able to teach all elements of dance, must be good with kids, teens, adults. Must be dependable and must able to start right away. Must be available. Mon-Wed from 4-8pm and Sat from 10am-1pm. Classes already in place you can teach. Pay is between $15-$30 based on experience. Call us at 516-225-1088 or email your name and phone number to

Looking for Dancers- M/F for Artist Jenna Rose and others
Intermed-Advanced - Must be willing 2 travel & sign contract agreement
No Pay but Industry Experience 631-560-9793


Merrick Theatre is looking for Theatre Arts Teachers for our upcoming Fall Program.  If interested, call JoAnne or Tommy at 516-665-3127. Must have experience in teaching children and knowledge in theatre arts.

Merrick Theatre is looking for Stage Managers for their upcoming productions.  If interested, call Joe or JoAnne at 516-868-6400 or 516-665-3127

Minstrel Players of Northport are seeking an Asst Tech Director, House Manager and Stage Manager with various duties in stage construction, painting, lighting, sound, props, front-of-house and backstage. Must be available most Sun afternoons & many Mon and Tues evenings for 2 months prior to performance dates. "Handy" a plus, will train anyone willing to learn the craft. Valuable community experience - students welcome. For more info, call 516-557-1207 or visit us online at

John W. Engeman Theater is seeking a full-time Wardrobe Supervisor. Responsibilities include maintaining costume quality throughout the run of performances, costume preparations, laundry, assisting actors with costume changes, maintaining and cleaning costumes, striking show at closing and creating all wardrobe paperwork. Wig maintenance helpful but not required. Ideal candidate will have strong people and organizational skills, as well as experience with sewing, costume crafts, and some wig and makeup skills. Must have own transportation. Position to begin in early Sept. Submit resume and cover letter to


VENUS ADONIS THEATER FESTIVAL/COMPETITION SEEKS Submissions - Accepted from everywhere in the US. Shows from outside NY and NJ can only run if the entire cast and crew are from NYC. Submissions must be 30 - 90 min.  The winner of Best Play will receive $2,500. Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director will receive $500 each. Best Original play will receive $200, Best Musical $300. All genres are welcome. If your show has already had a run (in theaters or in other festivals) you can still participate, but only with a completely new cast and crew. Festival runs 1/4 - 3/10. Submissions by 12/15. Click here for info or to submit.

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Long Island Housing Services, Inc., a non-profit agency that serves our community by advocating fair housing is looking to hire per diem employees to help with our Fair Lending Investigations. We have found that actors have the best skills for this position as they are able to memorize a script and follow directions. The title of the position is a tester. A tester will be paid $17/hr and compensated for both training and travel to assignments.
LIHS is a non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunity in housing on Long Island.  LIHS is dedicated to:
·         Eliminating unlawful housing discrimination
·         Encouraging the development of low income and affordable housing
·         Promoting open, accessible and inclusive communities
·         Facilitating and strengthening enforcement of Fair Housing laws
·         Educating and assisting the public regarding housing rights and opportunities in the region.
LIHS’ activities include:
·         Fair housing investigations (rental, sales, insurance and lending)
·         Testing and advocacy to facilitate enforcement and compliance
·         Public and  private industry education
LIHS offers the following additional services:
·         Landlord/Tenant counseling and referrals
·         Outreach
·         Mortgage default/foreclosure prevention counseling and legal services
·         Pre/Post purchase counseling
·         Loan Scam and Loan Modification Rescue Scam education and reporting
·         LIHS recruits and trains individuals to be testers that will help gather information about current market and industry practices.  Fair housing laws protect everyone from unlawful housing discrimination. Through its testing program, LIHS’ ability to investigate real estate-related transactions and practices (rentals, sales, insurance and lending) and aid with the enforcement of local, state, and federal fair housing laws is enhanced significantly.  Testing (aka investigation) is an investigative tool used to gather evidence. Generally, fair housing testing refers to the use of individuals who, without a bona fide [genuine] intent to rent or purchase a home, apartment or other dwelling, or without a bona fide intent to apply for a mortgage loan, pose as prospective renters and purchasers of real estate or borrowers for the purpose of gathering information which may indicate whether a housing provider or lender is complying with fair housing and lending laws. In essence, testers would be going ’undercover’ like mystery shoppers to lending institutions and pretending to be applying for  mortgages with the financial information we provide them. The tester then writes a report about how they were treated by the bank and what loan options the bank offered them. We use those reports to see if any discrimination has occurred. Courts have found testing to be persuasive evidence and sometimes the only credible or competent evidence available to corroborate an allegation of housing or lending discrimination. This type of investigation has been used since the Civil Rights Era and is a completely legal and credible form of investigation.
Kelly Leonard, Test Coordinator Long Island Housing Services, Inc.
640 Johnson Ave, Suite 8, Bohemia, NY 11716-2624
PH: (631)567-5111 x319 / FAX: (631)567-0160

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


Reasons to Be Pretty @ Bare Bones Theatre Company 8/1

The Importance of Being Earnest @ EastLine Productions 8/2

The Music Man @ Jaben, USA  8/2


Shrek @ James Street Players 7/30 - 8/2 ONLY

The Great Gatsby @ CK Productions 7/30 - 8/2 ONLY

Merrily We Roll Along @ LI Musical Theatre Festival  7/31 & 8/1 ONLY

American Idiot @ Cultural Arts Playhouse 7/31

Talley's Folly @ Theatre Box of Floral Park 7/31

West Side Story @ Plaza Traveling Productions 7/31 - 8/9

South Pacific @ CM Performing Arts Center 8/1

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ Bayswater Players 8/5


Theatre Box presents Talley's Folly by Lanford Wilson
July 31 & Aug 1, 6, 7, 8 at 8PM; Aug 2 at 2PM
To reserve tickets:Call 516-900-2031
Directed by Brian J. Payne
Geri Dibari as Sally Talley
Tony DiBari as Matt Friedman
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Bay Street Theater presents Grey Gardens the musical
Aug 4 – 30
Tickets: Box Office at 631-725-9500 or
“Pay What You Can” performance Aug 4 at 7pm - limited and available at the Box Office beginning at 2pm
FREE STUDENT SUN MATINEES - HS and College students receive (1) FREE admission for the 2 pm. Student ID must be shown. Based on availability.
TALKBACK TUESDAY with Bay Street’s Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, and cast members following each Tues performance except Aug 5.
Betty Buckley as Edith Bouvier Beale
Rachel York as “Little” Edie Beale/Edith Bouvier Beale
Gracie Beardsley as Lee
Matt Doyle as Joe/Jerry
James Harkness as Brooks Sr./Brooks Jr.
Sarah Hunt as Young Edie
Simon Jones as Major/Peale
Dakota Quackenbush as Jacqueline.
Production team:
Michael Wilson directs
Hope Clarke (Choreography)
Andy Einhorn (Music Director)
Jeff Cowie (Set Design)
Robert Wierzel (Lighting Design)
Ilona Somogyi (Costume Design)
Heather Urgina (Props)
Charles Swan (Asst Director)
Robert Bennett (Production Stage Mgr)
Denice Yaney (Asst Stage Mgr)
Stewart/Whitley (Casting)
GREY GARDENS tells the story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis.  It is based on the 1975 documentary by Albert and David Maysles, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Set at the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, this bold musical follows a mother and daughter on their hilarious and heartbreaking journey from glamorous aristocrats to notorious recluses in a crumbling house filled with memories and cats.
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The Long Island Musical Theatre Festival presents Merrily We Roll Along
Walt Whitman Performing Arts Center 301 West Hills Rd, South Huntington, 11746
Fri, July 31 at 8pm & Sat, Aug 1 at 3pm
Tickets: $25 adults / $20 stud/srs
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Plaza Theatrical Productions presents West Side Story
Fri, July 31 Eisenhower Park, East Meadow 7pm
Sun, Aug 2 Morgan Park, Glen Cove 7:30pm
Sat, Aug 8 The Planting Fields, Oyster Bay 6pm
Sun, Aug 9 Steppingstone Park, Great Neck 8pm (Great Neck residents only)
Performances at these locations will be presented with a 25 piece orchestra.
Directed by Kevin F. Harrington
Vocal Director William Holland
Choreographed by Jeanie Nannarone
Conducted by Joseph Pallotta
The Jets
Riff…Andrew McCluskey
Tony…David Szabo
Action…Christopher Bilello
A-Rab…Brandon Walters
Baby John…Danny Saulle
Diesel…James Reilly
Their Girls
Velma…Cara Leggio
Graziella...Sarah Beth Lipsman
Minnie…Allison Shindler
Anybodys…Allie Eibeler
The Sharks
Bernardo…Richie Kormos
Maria…Emma Harrington
Anita…Kristine Renigen
Chino…Travis Youssef
Pepe…Paul Martino
Luis…Austin Auriemma
Indio…Daniel Joseph Maldonado
Their Girls
Rosalia…Rebecca Ruthkovsky
Francisca…Michelle Taplin
Consuelo…Juliana Luber
Estella…Pamela Shapiro
Margarita…Christine DeAcetis
The Adults
Doc…Rene (Ray) Bendana
Lt. Schrank…Rich Jimenez, Denis Murphy (7/31)
Officer Krupke…Ted Firetog
Gladhand…Jeremy Smith
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CM Performing Arts Center presents South Pacific at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
8/1 - 23
Info/tickets at (631) 218-2810 or
Production Team:
Director - Ed Brennan
Musical Director - Matthew W Surico
Choreographer - M.E. Junge
Stage Manager - Terry Brennan
Costumer - Ronnie Green
Lighting Designer - Carl Tese
Cast List:
Alexandra Cadet as Ngana
Andrew Wehnke as Seabee Morton Wise
Angela Reteguiz/Ellen Dumlao as Bloody Mary
Brendan Noble as Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey
Brodie Centauro as Lt. Joseph Cable
Dana Abruzzo as Ensign Bessie Noonan
Elaine Kessler as Lt. Genevieve Marshall
Emily Dowdell as Dinah
Gregory Franz as Sailor James Haye
John J Steele Jr as Harbison
Jon Rivera as Emile
Joseph Bebry as Sgt. Johnson
Katy Apostolico as Liat
Kristen Digilio as Nellie
Lola Gongora as Jacquie
Marc Slomowitz as Luther Billis
Marchael Giles as Henry/Sailor
Mary Tanza Lupo as Sue Yaeger
Matthew Spina as Tom O'Brien
Michael Sherwood as Brackett
Matt Healey as Stewpot
Sabrina Petroski as Ensign Rita Adams
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CK Productions presents the LI premiere of The Great Gatsby
Islip Town Hall West, 401 Main St, Islip
7/30, 7/31, 8/1 (8pm); 8/2 (2pm)
Students/Srs ($15); Adults ($18)
Reserved tickets on-line:
E-mail for more info:
Nick Carraway - Vincent LaManna
Jay Gatsby - Rick Roberts
Daisy Buchanan - Sydnee LaBuda
Tom Buchanan - Michael Koullias
Jordan Baker - Casey Duff
Myrtle Wilson - Amanda Gallasso
George Wilson - Scott McIntyre
Meyer Wolfshiem - Jim Black
Chester McKee - Kenny Kopolovicz
Mrs. McKee - Christine Foley
Mrs. Michaelis - Pamela Ehn
Cop - Josh Bieling
Pammy Buchanan - Natalie Foley
Flapper Dancer #1 - Michelle LaBotezza
Flapper Dancer #2 - Rosie Turner
Flapper Dancer #3 - Alexis Tedesco
Waiter #1 - Nick Secor
Waiter #2 - Brandon Schindlar
Waiter #3 - Leyland Patrick
Christian Arma, Corinne Grahn, Domnick Iadanza, Jeremy Longely, Daniel Witschel, Brooke Lawsing, Kathryne Teurfs & Destiny Longely
Director/Producer: Ethan Felizzari
Asst Directors: Kailey Valenti & Jeremy Longley
Act 1 Choreographer: Christian Arma
Act 2 Choreographer: Jess Pecorella
Stage Manager: Brandon Schindlar
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James Street Players presents Shrek the Musical
with Full  Orchestration
United Methodist Church, 21 James St, Babylon
Thurs: July 30 @ 8PM
Fri: July 31 @ 8PM
Sat: Aug 1 @ 8PM
Sun: Aug 2 @ 3PM
Reserved Seating $15
Info/Tickets (631) 649-4140
Web site:
Directed by: Melissa Halversen
Vocal Director & Conductor: Ilena  Dempsey
Choreographer: Katie Schrader
Tap Choreographer: Jen DeVane
The Cast
Shrek…Andrew Murano
Fiona…Mary Kate Carter
Donkey…Daniel Schinina
Dragon+Happy People Chorus…Lauren  Coccaro
Ogress Fiona & Mother Goose...Katherine  Thompson
Lord Farquaad…Brian Frank
Mama Bear & Duloc Dancer…Aubrey  Alvino
Gnomes & Fairies…Lucy  Carnese
Gretel…Elisabeth Carter
BoPeep & Duloc Dancer…Jeannine  Carter
Good Fairy…Alexia Castle
Wicked Witch… Angela Davi
3 Blind Mice & Guard…Danielle  DelOrfano
Peter Pan & Cpt of the Guard & Bearded Prisoner…Darren  DelOrfano
Sugar Plum Fairy & Bluebird…Anna  Dempsey
Guard…Shannon Feminella
Elf & Bishop & Duloc Guard & Bearded Prisoner…Joshua  Flaum
Queen Lillian & Ugly Duckling & Duloc Dancer…Gina  Giambruno
Fawn the Fairy…Kat Gonzalez
Gnomes & Fairies…Kirra  Gonzalez-Murphy
3 Blind Mice…Mackenzie  Grimes
Gingy & Happy People Chorus…Jamie  Halversen
Young Fiona & Tinkerbell…Kelly  Halversen
Teen Fiona & Red Riding Hood…Jenna  Halvorsen
3 Blind Mice…Sara Halvorsen
Happy People Chorus & Duloc Dancer & Duloc Guard…Kaya  Konopa
Pinocchio…Megan Lawlor
Fairy Godmother & Duloc Dancer…Anna  Levy
Pig 3…Erin Lewis
Pied Piper & Dwarf…Ryan  Lewis
Glinda…Alexa Lucchesse
Hansel…Aidan Marrone
Thelonius & Papa Ogre & Papa Bear & Bearded  Prisoner…Ryan Marrone
Gnomes & Fairies…Megan  McGuinness
King Harold & Wolf & Duloc Guard…William  Meurer
Baby Bear…Erin O’Connell
Pig 1…Karaline O’Connell
White Rabbit & Duloc Dancer…Bonnie  O’Donoghue
Young Shrek…Matthew  O’Donoghue
Guard & Happy People…Peter  Osterman
Gnomes & Fairies…Olivia  Primiano
Mad Hatter & Duloc Greeter…Megan  Reis
Good Fairy & Duloc Dancer…Samantha  Sattler
Pig 2…Meredith Schrader
Mamo Ogre & Mother Goose…Elizabeth  Thompson
Good Fairy & Duloc Dancer…Sara  Wiatrak
Duloc Guard & Happy People Chorus…Claudia Zajic
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Fantastic 2015 Film Festival featuring Bare Bones filmmakers and actors
Seven films for $15
Aug 8 @ 7:30PM
LaunchPad, 315 Main St, Huntington
Seating is limited: CLICK TO RESERVE
Face On The Corner -- Documentary - (Johnny Greenlaw, Producer)
Fenders and Fashion -- Reality Show Sizzle Reel - (Johnny Greenlaw, Producer; John Dorcic, Will Mercado, Actors)
Plus Plus -- Short - (Johnny Greenlaw, Producer;  Tom Rizzuto, Writer and Actor; Christine Copley, Actor)
Chit Chat -- Short - (Tom Rizzuto, Writer, Director and Actor; Steve Shelowitz, Actor; John Dorcic, Actor; Kyle Grant, Actor; Nick LaBruna, Actor; Johnny Greenlaw, Actor)
'The Hate My Day Jobs' Out Of Control -- Music Video - (Tom Rizzuto; Director; Dozens of Bare Bones Actors)
Blessing Offor: This Is Life -- Music Video - (Will Mercado, Actor) (Blessing Offor is a contestant on "The Voice")
Tower To The People: Tesla's Dream At Wardenclyffe Continues -- Documentary Teaser Trailer - (John Dorcic, Actor; Laura Burg; Actor)
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Theatre Three Summer Concerts & Comedy Shows
CALL 631-928-9100
Sat, Aug 1 @ 8pm Amber Ferrari "Material Girl" The music of Madonna & more!
Thurs, Aug 6 @ 8pm The Clapton Chronicles
Fri, Aug 7 @ 8pm Charlie Thomas' THE DRIFTERS & The Chiclettes
Fri, Aug 14 @ 8pm Broadway Nights The Songs of The Great White Way
Sat, Aug 15 @ 8pm Beatlemania
Fri, Aug 21 & Sat, Augt 22 @ 8pm WOODSTOCKMANIA! Live On Stage
Fri, Aug 28 & Sat, Aug 29 @ 8pm Long Island Comedy Festival



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Bonus*:  (Best Play) Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Fences; Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; The Piano Lesson; Seven Guitars; Jitney (Best American Play) Two Trains Running; Radio Golf
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Aug 2, 1977-Mary Martin tears ligaments in her knee while rehearsing Do You Turn Somersaults? in Knoxville,TN.

Aug 3, 1943 -Irene Worth makes her Broadway debut in the crime drama The Two Mrs. Carrolls.

Aug 5, 1977 -The lights on Broadway are dimmed in memory of Alfred Lunt, who died two days earlier.


ed. asks...
How large a crew did Captain Kirk command?  Bonus*: How many did his successor, Captain Picard command (including civilians)?4

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Last Week's Stumper
What actress was once a regular in the Peanut Gallery of The Howdy Doody Show?  Bonus*: How did she secure the job?
Answer:  Sigourney Weaver
Bonus*:   Her father, Sylvester L. (Pat) Weaver Jr., was NBC President at the time
Winner(s): ;- (


ed. asks...
Why did CBS display a blank screen for 7 minutes following its coverage of the Women's Tennis semi-finals at the 1987 U.S. Open?

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Last Week's Stumper
What actress/comedienne began her career as a dancer until she was spotted in the chorus line of an Andy Griffith TV Special in 1966?  Bonus*: What was her first TV show before she gained fortune and fame on an immensely popular comedy series?
Answer:  Goldie Hawn
Bonus*:  Good Morning, World (1967)
Winner(s): Frank Tangredi

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

Outlaws Sundance and Butch finally reveal they're a gay couple, and settle down to raise their son and daughter.

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

BORN 7/31
Actor Don Murray (Bus Stop) is 86
Actor Geoffrey Lewis is 80
Actress France Nuyen (The World of Suzie Wong) is 76
Actress Susan Flannery (The Bold and the Beautiful) is 72
Actress Geraldine Chaplin (Chaplin) is 71
Singer Gary Lewis is 69
Actor Barry Van Dyke (Diagnosis: Murder) is 64
Actor Michael Biehn (The Terminator) is 59
Actor Wesley Snipes (Passenger 57) is 53
Actor Dean Cain (Lois & Clark) is 49
Actor Loren Dean (Billy Bathgate) is 46
DIED 7/31
Actor Michael Ansara – 2013 – Alzheimer’s disease
Writer Gore Vidal (The Best Man) – 2012 – Pneumonia
Musician Mitch Miller (Sing-A-Long with Mitch) – 2010 -
Actor/Dancer Bobby Van (No No Nannette) - 1980 - Brain cancer

BORN 8/1
Composer Lionel Bart (Oliver!) born 1930
Actress/Playwright Julie Bovasso (Saturday Night Fever) born 1930
Director/Choreographer Geoffrey Holder (The Wiz) born 1930
Actor Dom DeLuise (Silent Movie) born 1930
Actor Terry Kiser (Weekend at Bernie's) is 76
Actor Giancarlo Giannini (Seven Beauties) is 73
Musician Jerry Garcia (The Grateful Dead) born 1942
Actor Adrian Dunbar (Hear My Song) is 57
Actor/Comedian Taylor Negron (Fast Times at Ridgemont High) born 1958
Actor Jesse Borrego (Fame) is 53
Singer Coolio (Artis Ivey Jr.) is 52
Director Sam Mendes (Cabaret, American Beauty) is 50
DIED 8/1
Actor Benson Fong (Kung Fu, Flower Drum Song) - 1987 - Stroke
Actress Pola Negri - 1987 - Pneumonia
Writer Paddy Chayefsky (Marty, Network) - 1981 - Cancer
Actress Frances Farmer - 1970 - Esophageal cancer

BORN 8/2
Stacey Pena Sunshin
Producer Jack L. Warner born 1892
Actress Helen Morgan (Showboat) born 1900
Actress Myrna Loy (The Thin Man) born 1905
Actress Beatrice Straight (Network, Poltergeist) born 1914
Actor Gary Merrill (All About Eve) born 1915
Actor Peter O'Toole (Lawrence of Arabia) born 1932
Actor Max Wright (ALF) is 72
Actress Joanna Cassidy (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?) is 70
Actress Kathryn Harrold (Modern Romance) is 65
Actor Butch Patrick (The Munsters) is 62
Actress Victoria Jackson (SNL) is 56
Actress Cynthia Davidson (Dead Like Me) is 53
Actress Mary-Louise Parker (Proof, Weeds) is 51
Actor Edward Furlong (T2: Judgment Day) is 38
Actress Hallie Kate Eisenberg (The Women) is 23
DIED 8/2
Opera singer Loulie Jean Norman (Porgy & Bess, Star Trek) - 2005
Actress Cathleen Nesbitt (My Fair Lady) - 1982 - Natural causes
Comedienne Totie Fields - 1978 - Diabetes

BORN 8/3
Actress Dolores Del Rio (Flying Down to Rio) born 1905
Actress Maria Karnilova (Fiddler on the Roof) born 1920
Actress Jean Hagen (Singin' in the Rain) born 1923
Actor Edward Petherbridge (Nicholas Nickleby) is 79
Director Steven Berkoff is 78
Actor Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The West Wing) is 75
Director John Landis (Animal House, Trading Places) is 65
Actor Jay North (Dennis the Menace) is 64
Actor John C. McGinley (Scrubs) is 56
Actress Molly Hagan (Herman's Head) is 54
Actor Carlo Imperato (Fame) is 52
Actor John Femia (Square Pegs) is 49
DIED 8/3
Actor Christopher Hewett (Mr. Belvedere, The Producers) - 2001 - Diabetes
Actress Ida Lupino - 1995 - Stroke
Actress Carolyn Jones (The Addams Family) - 1983 - Colon cancer
Comedian Lenny Bruce - 1966 - Drug overdose

BORN 8/4
Bob Spiotto
Actor Comedian Richard Belzer (Homicide) is 71
Actor/Singer Richard White (Beauty & the Beast) is 62
Actor Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade) is 60
DIED 8/4
Actress Ileen Getz (3rd Rock From the Sun) - 2005 - Cancer
Producer/Actor Lorenzo Music (Rhoda) - 2001 - Lung/bone cancer
Actor Victor Mature (Samson & Delilah - 1999 - Leukemia
Actor Melvyn Douglas (Being There) - 1981 - Pneumonia

BORN 8/5
Director John Huston born 1906
Actress Selma Diamond (Night Court) born 1920
Actor John Saxon (Falcon Crest) is 80
Actor Zakes Mokae (Master Harold...and the boys) born 1935
Actress Ja'net DuBois (Good Times) is 70
Actress Loni Anderson (WKRP in Cincinnati) is 69
Actress Erika Slezak (One Life to Live) is 69
Actress Maureen McCormick (The Brady Bunch) is 59
Actor Jonathan Silverman (The Single Guy) is 49
DIED 8/5
Writer Budd Schulberg (On the Waterfront) – 2009 – Natural causes
Actor Sir Alec Guinness - 2000 - Liver cancer
Actor Richard Burton - 1984 - Cerebral hemorrhage
Actress Judy Canova - 1983 - Cancer
Actress Marilyn Monroe - 1962 - Drug overdose
Actress Carmen Miranda - 1955 - Heart attack

BORN 8/6
Barry Silver
Diana Valenti
Lucille Ball born 1911
Actor Robert Mitchum born 1917
Actor Peter Bonerz (The Bob Newhart Show) is 77
Actor/Director Paul Bartel (Eating Raoul) born 1938
Actor Dorian Harewood (I'll Fly Away) is 65
Actress Catherine Hicks (7th Heaven) is 64
Actress Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) is 53
Director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) is 45
Singer Geri Halliwell (Spice Girls) is 43
Actress Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster) is 39
DIED 8/6
Composer Marvin Hamlisch (The Way We Were, A Chorus Line) – 2012 – Respiratory arrest
Writer/Director John Hughes (Sixteen Candles, etc.) – 2009 – Heart attack
Singer Rick James (Superfreak) – 2004 – Heart attack
Actor Kurt Kasznar (The Sound of Music) - 1979 - Cancer
Actor Sir Cedric Hardwicke - 1964 - Lung ailment
Director Preston Sturges - 1959 - Heart attack
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