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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. ~ Jack Canfield
SUNSHINE / STORMY WEATHER
LI Performer and Dentist to the Stars Joe Morris' daughter, Katie, was married on October 25th to Brian O'Neill
in a gorgeous ceremony in North Bergen, NJ. Congratulations to the new couple and their proud parents.
[ed. - I've known Katie since she was 6 years old. She's a lovely young woman and was a stunning bride.]
MEMBER TO MEMBER
Aubrey Smyth, Director/Producer Gingersnap
Several weeks ago, we shot a commercial with a number of Long Island actors (incl: Cooky & Lenny Klein, John Tighe, Debbie Starker, et.al.). It is my pleasure to let you know that Surprise Summer Splash won first place for the Lipton Iced Tea Competition! It will be a commercial on the web in spring/summer 2015 to celebrate their 125th Anniversary. You can see the video here: http://mofilm.com/video/ef3f66
LI performer Lee Titone has a 1 bedroom, 1½ bath apt for rent at 101 Lincoln Ave, Mineola - 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 Ronkonkoma LIRR Station) or single person. 2 bedrooms + sleeping loft, skylighted living room with wood burning 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 sprinkler system, all windows updated, vinyl sided, over-sized/detached, 1 car garage, enclosed Florida room/porch, gutter helmets...virtually maintenance free, freshly painted interior, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
CAST CALL CALENDAR
Blue Box Theatre is seeking one actor for BUG - A CHILLING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER by TRACY LETTS.
Jerry Goss: 30's to 60's. Agnes' ex husband. Abusive and cold. Tries to maintain what's always been in their relationship. Grimy and underhanded, he doesn't like the idea of Peter. Just got out of prison. Should be a larger person.
SYNOPSIS - An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation in not only the room, but also in their own bodies.
THIS IS A PAID POSITION - at least a split of 15% of total profits with other actors including a cut of the leftover investment money. REHEARSALS Starting Sat, Nov 1 and Sun, Nov 2. Rehearsals will be Sat and Sun from 10-6, 12-8, or 2-10. SHOW DATES: Fri, Jan 2 & 9 at 8PM; Sat, Jan 3 & 10 at 8PM; Sun, Jan 4 & 11 at 3pm AND 7pm. ALL SHOWS AT THE PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO OF NY IN PT JEFFERSON.TO AUDITION: EMAIL BLUEBOXTHEATRE@GMAIL.COM WITH A RECENT PICTURE OR HEADSHOT AND RESUME
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. www.theschoolofsinging.com. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further info - rehearsals starting soon - and visit our website at www.songsforacure.com
THIS WEEK'S AUDITIONS
Hampton Theatre Company auditions for Time Stands Still, Donald Margulies’s drama about a photojournalist trying to find peace but plagued by—and addicted to—her experiences on the front lines of the world’s conflicts on Sun and Mon, Nov 2 and 3, from 6-8pm, at the Quogue Community Hall, Jessup Ave, Quogue. Both union and non-union actors are invited to attend.
Rehearsals begin Dec 1, with performances running from Jan 8 - 25, on Thurs, Fri and Saturday eve and Sunday afternoons, at the Quogue Community Hall. Sarah Hunnewell directs. Readings will be from the script. No monologue or appt necessary. For more info, contact email@example.com or 631-726-4656. Info about the company can be found at www.hamptontheatre.org. Anyone unable to attend the scheduled audition times, but who would like to read, should contact the company and an alternate time will be arranged if possible. Local housing is available for out-of-town actors. Special Appearance contract for Equity actors, if applicable.<Character descriptions can be found on Cast Calls page>
Broadhollow Theatre Company is auditioning performers ages 16 and up for the LI premier of Disney's MARY POPPINS, on Mon, Nov 3 at 8pm at the BayWay Arts Center, 265 Et Main, St, E Islip. Bring a headshot and resume. Prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song, bring sheet music and tap shoes. Be prepared to dance. Performances are Dec 19-28 at the BayWay Arts Center. The production will be directed by Jessy Gill with musical direction by Michelle Cosentino. The following roles are cast: BERT, JANE, MICHAEL. We are not auditioning children at this time. If unable to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theatre By The Bay auditions for The Sound Of Music on Tues, Nov 4 & Wed, Nov 5 at 7PM at Bay Terrace Garden Jewish Center, 13-00 209th St, Bayside 11360. We need Men, Women, Teens, Children. There are numerous acting, singing, dance roles. Rehearsals begin in Dec. Performances set for first three wknds of March. Director:Lawrence F. Bloom, Musical Director:Alan Baboff, Choreographer:Chery Manniello. For add'l info visit: TheatreByTheBayNY.com or call (718) 428-6363
THEATRE THREE, 412 Main St, Port Jefferson auditions for DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER by Marc Camoletti adapted by Robin Hadon on Sat, Nov 8, at 1pm.
Sat:Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7 @ 8pm
Sun:Jan 11, 18 @ 3pm
Fri:Jan 16, 23, 30 & Feb 6 @ 8pm
Thur:Jan 22 & 29 @ 8pm
Sun:Jan 25 @ 7pm
Wed:Feb 4 @ 2pm (Sr Matinee)
Bernard is planning a weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in a French farmhouse near Paris. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, is packing his wife Jacqueline off to her mother’s, and has even invited his best friend to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Suppose Robert turns up not knowing why he has been invited? Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers? What happens if the cook is mistaken for the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook? An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed. AUDITION: Casting 2 Men/3 Women. Actors should appear late 20’s to late 30’s/early 40’s. Readings from the script. [Download sides at T3 Website] Bring headshot/resume if available. Rehearsals begin late Nov/early Dec. Reimbursement $25/per performance. Director: Mary Hygom Stage Manager: Peter Casdia
Bernard. Jacqueline's husband and Suzanne's lover, philandering husband planning a weekend with his mistress at his home, invites his friend, Robert.
Jacqueline. Bernard's wife and Robert's lover, changes her plans to be able to rendezvous with Robert once she learns he is coming for the weekend.
Suzette. A Cordon Bleu private cook, married, bit of a plain Jane later transformed into an extravagant mistress; independent, practical, and smart.
Suzanne. A voluptuous bombshell, Bernard's mistress, a model and actress, reluctantly forced to play the cook's role upon arrival.
George. A big man, intimidating in stature, jealous and protective of his wife, more brawn than brain, a chef.
Maggie's Little Theater auditions for Lucky Stiff on Fri, Nov 7, 7:30-9:30pm, Sat, Nov 8, 2:30-4:30pm, Mon, Nov 10, 7:30-9:30pm at Maggie's Little Theater, St. Margaret Parish School, 66-05 79th Place, Middle Village (Entrance through the school yard). Be prepared to sing a song of your choice, wear comfortable clothing for a movement/dance section, and read a short scene from the show. (Can you do accents? It's a plus!) YOU MUST bring sheet music in the correct KEY, for the accompanist. If you have any questions regarding the song you plan to sing, contact Paul Johnson, Musical Director, at email@example.com, BEFORE auditions. Performances April 11, 12, 17, 18, & 19. There are no roles for children in this show. For more info: www.maggieslittletheater.org
Patio Players of Plainview Jewish Center in association with South Shore Theatricals, Inc. auditions for PJC's 60th Anniversary production, Fiddler on the Roof on Sun, Nov 9 (temple/ previous Patio Players members) & Sun, Nov 16 (open call) at 3 - 6PM at PJC, 95 Floral Drive, Plainview. We need Men, Women, Teens, and Children. Prepare 16 bars of a B'way show tune (bring sheet music) and be prepared to read and move. Rehearsals primarily Sun afternoons and Thurs nights beginning in Dec (additional nights closer to show time); Performances set for March 7, 8, 14 & 15. Directors: Bruce Bider and John Pane. Musical Director: Bruce Bider. Executive Producer: Robert Cohen. For add'l info call (516) 551-3206
THEATRE THREE, 412 Main St, Port Jefferson auditions for I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Book & Lyrics by Joe DiPietro / Music by Jimmy Roberts on Tues, Nov 18 at 7pm.
Sat:Feb 28, March 7, 14, 21 & 28 @ 8pm
Sun:March 1, 8 @ 8pm
Fri:March 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 8pm
Thur:March 12 & 19 @ 8pm
Sun:March 15 @ 7pm
Sun: March 22 @ 3pm
Wed: March 25 @ 2pm (Sr Matinee)
Auditioning strong singer-actors who move well. Prepare 32 bars from the song of your choice (you may sing from show). Bring sheet music in the proper key; accompanist provided. Readings from sides provided [DOWNLOAD SIDES AT THEATRE THREE’S WEBSITE]. Be prepared to move. Bring headshot/resume if available. Callbacks to be determined. Rehearsals will begin in January. Stipend $25 per performance. Director/Choreographer: Steve McCoy. Musical Director: Jack Kohl. Stage Manager: Peter Casdia.
Synopsis: This hilarious musical revue delves into all aspects of dating and mating be they truth or myth and through comedy and song will leave you with a better, or at least different, view on the contemporary conundrum known as ‘the relationship.’ Act I takes you from meeting and dating to marriage and love, while Act II explores the joys and woes of kids and in-laws, family vacations and even dating in your golden years. This show pays tribute to anyone who has ever dared to step into the fire that is falling in love!
Seeking: 2 men and 2 women (ages late 20’s to early 40’s) actors who between them play some 58 characters. The characters are aged 30-70. All four need to be extremely good vocal artists as the songs feature lots of close harmonies, a capella singing and quite a wide vocal range. For the female singers there is one soprano range (low A to top Bb) and one alto range (low F# to Db). The male parts are both baritone/tenor ranges (middle C to high G#).
STAR PLAYHOUSE auditions for Little Shop Of Horrors on Sun, Dec 14 & Tues, Dec 16 @ 7:30pm. Callbacks: Sun, Dec 21 @ 6pm. ALL ROLES OPEN. Performance Dates: Sat – March 14 & 28 @ 8pm, Sun – March 15, 22 & 29 @ 2pm. Held at Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Rd, Commack. For info call Lynn @ 631-462-9800, ext 136. Roles:
Seymour Krelborn: A menial laborer at Mushnik’s Flower Shop, the improbable hero of the story. Nebbish-like and insecure, he is naive and feels much put-upon. In spite of his flaws, he’s a sweet and well-meaning little man. Seymour is the owner of the carnivorous plant, Audrey II.
Audrey: The gum-snapping, bleached-blond secret love of Seymour’s life, who Audrey works with Seymour at the flower shop. Lacking in education and self-esteem, she suffers from feelings of hopelessness at her situation in life, including her abusive relationship with her boyfriend, Orin Scrivello. Seymour names his plant after her.
Mr. Mushnik: Owner of Mushnik’s Flower Shop, a failing business on Skid Row, Mr. Mushnik is given to cursing in Yiddish. He is a man who seldom smiles and often yells.
Orin Scrivello: Audrey’s dentist boyfriend, Orin Scrivello is a motorcycle-riding black leather jacket-wearing tough-guy. He is tall, dark, handsome, and sadistic. His fondness for his own nitrous oxide proves to be his undoing.
Audrey II: A wise-cracking anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado with teeth, Audrey II is Seymour’s favorite and soon-famous plant. Seymour purchased the plant at Chang’s Flower Shop during a mysterious total eclipse of the sun; but once the plant has the taste of human blood there is no stopping it.
Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon: Three female street urchins who function as participants in the action and as “doo-wop” chorus girls outside it, Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon often sing directly to the audience in a hip, narrative style.
Patrick Martin: A sleazy opportunist, Patrick Martin tries to talk Seymour and Mr. Mushnik into leaf cuttings of Audrey II.
Bernstein: An uptown bigshot from NBC, Bernstein offers Seymour his own gardening show.
Mrs. Luce: The wife of the editor of Life magazine
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BroadHollow Theatre Company is accepting headshots/resumes from actors interested in their mainstage production of the musical 1776. The show will run from the end of Feb at E Islip through first wknd of April at Elmont (6 weeks total). All roles are open. Send headshot & resume to Glen at email@example.com.<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 www.deirdremusical.com
<Character descriptions can be found on Cast Calls page> To set up an audition, send an email (preferably with headshot and resume) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a non-union production, without pay or stipend. Open to non-traditional casting.
Music Intern Wanted: The Community Presbyterian Church of Deer Park is seeking an intern to assist its choir/music director. Commitment is for Thurs eve and Sun mornings.
If interested, contact Frank Tangredi, email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. You can also find more info about ZEN such us future shows at our website www.zenproductionsny.com.
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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.
HOW TO APPLY:
For immediate consideration please email Brian Filippone, Youth and Camp Director, at Brian.Filippine@ymcali.org and Tiana Christoforidis, Cultural Arts Director, at Tiana.Christoforidis@ymcali.org. 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.
7 Interviews @ South Shore Theatre Experience 11/1
The Boy From Oz @ Theatre Three 11/1
That Championship Season @ Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts 11/2
Lost in Yonkers @ Bare Bones Theatre Company 11/2
Carrie the Musical @ SoLuna Studio 11/2
Evita @ John Engeman Theatre 11/2
Murder on the Nile @ Township Theatre Group 11/2
The Game's Afoot @ Minstrel Players 11/2
Young Frankenstein @ CM Performing Arts Center 11/2
Veronica’s Room @ Arena Repertory Players 11/2
Murder Ballad @ Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts 11/2
South Pacific @ Broadhollow Elmont Theatre 11/1
South Pacific @ Theatre by the Bay 11/1
To Kill a Mockingbird @ Bay Street Theatre 11/5
Special offers for Deb's Web Readers...
none at the moment
UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS/CAST LISTS
BroadHollow Theatre Company presents South Pacific
BroadHollow at Elmont, 700 Hempstead Tpke
Sat, Nov 1 & 8 at 8pm
Sun, Nov 2, 9 & 16 at 2:30pm
Fri, Nov 7 at 8pm
Wed, Nov 12 at 2pm & 8pm
Sat, Nov 15 at 2pm & 8pm
Tickets: $25 adults, $23 srs (over 65), $18 students, $14 Info/reservations (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.
Nellie Forbush...Tara Palen
Emile de Becque...Warren Schaefer
Lt. Joseph Cable...Kenny Kopolovicz
Liat...Nicole Kuttler/Sydnee LaBuda
Bloody Mary...Ava Adams
Luther Billis...Michael Limone
Capt. George Brackett...Greg Florentino
Cmdr. William Harbison...Ted Firetog
Ensign Dinah Murphy...Amanda Brenner
Nurses...Kayla Saraniero, Barbara Sharkin, Jodi Saladino
Sailors...Justin Tsas, Connor Hubbard, Dillon Wright
Executive Artistic Director...Robert O'Neill
Musical Director...Joe Mankowski
Stage Manager...Anne Longobardo
Costume Design...Joe Kassner
Lighting Design...Hemraj Budhram
Set Design...Bob Butterley
Sound Tech...Megan McQueeney
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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts Literature Live! presents To Kill a Mockingbird
Public Performances: 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 www.baystreet.org.
All Students are FREE with a valid ID; adults $25.
Box Office hours Tues-Sat 11am-5pm
Directed by Joe Minutillo
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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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
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
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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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 Rhodesj@Dowling.edu 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.
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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Governors Comedy at The Brokerage, Main Street, Bellmore presents Two Long Island Comedians in their 50’s Present their One Man Shows in the same night
Stevie GB – Award winning comedian, playwright, actor, presenting his 3rd One Man Show entitled Never Too Old To Be Immature
John Consoli, author and comedian presents his One Man Show You Don’t Get To Wear That
Wed, Nov 5 @ 8pm - Tix $15
516-781-5233 / www.govs.com
Stevie GB has won awards for comedy, playwriting and acting. He is a favorite on the Long Island Comedy Festival, performing at The Paramount, Theater 3, Suffolk Theater and many other Long Island venues. He has opened for legendary comedians Louie Anderson, Kevin Pollak, Uncle Floyd, Bobby Collins and more. He recently produced and performed in a one man tribute show about the iconic comedian, Groucho Marx to rave reviews.
John Consoli is a published author and comedian who has performed all over the country, Atlantic City and Las Vegas.
Both men are are following their dreams in middle age. This is an inspiration to anyone who might think they are too old.
ONE PERSON'S (RE)VIEW
ed. at Hampton Theatre Company seen opening night Thurs, Oct 23
Harvey premiered on Broadway on November 1, 1944, at the 48th Street Theatre and closed on January 15, 1949, after 1,775 performances. The original production was directed by Antoinette Perry (for whom the TONY is named). Mary Chase received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work in 1945. I had never seen the stage version of the play but always loved the 1950 film version with James Stewart and Josephine Hull, both of whom played their respective roles during the original run on Broadway in the 1940s. Jimmy Stewart also starred in the short-lived 1970 revival (with Helen Hayes), both in NYC and London's West End. Originally a three-act-er, the HTC has reduced it to two acts with one set change apiece. Though lengthy, the set changes are worth the wait, for, as is always the case at HTC, the set was beautifully designed (Sean Marbury) and executed. It was the perfect setting for the uniformly talented ensemble cast assembled by Diana Marbury, artistic director of HTC. Diana also doubles as the set decorator and did a splendid job as usual. It's always a difficult task to perform a role so closely associated with an iconic actor, but Matthew Conlon shines as Elwood P. Dowd, the good-hearted, sweet-tempered man who pals around with an unseen (and presumably imaginary) 6' 3 1/2" pooka, which takes the form of an anthropomorphic rabbit, the title character. You can't help but love Conlon's Elwood despite his obvious mental aberration and penchant for the drink. So, if you like a sweet, old-fashioned comedy you have this weekend and next to catch it at the Village Hall in Quogue. We enjoyed it and we think you will, too.
Who starred in: The Black Camel, Black Dragons, Black Friday and The Black Sheep? Bonus*: The same actor also starred in two films that shared the same title (Hint: the title contained the word "black"). Can you name it?
Last Week's Stumper
What was the name of the general played by Sterling Hayden in the film Dr. Strangelove?
Answer: Jack D. Ripper
Winner(s): Frank Tangredi
Peter Morrison asks...
Which musical in the late Sixties was based on a series of short stories in The New Yorker by Leo Rosten? Who starred in the title role?
Bonus*: Which famous TV star of the Seventies played a character named Yissel Fishbein?
Last Week's Stumper
In which musical did Beatrice Lillie play a mermaid? Bonus*: Which Wizard of Oz character-actor was also in it?
Answer: Inside U.S.A. (Century Theater, 4/30/48-2/19/49, 399 perf.);
Bonus*: Jack Haley (The Tinman)
Winner(s): Michael Manuelian*
Frank Tangredi asks...
British actor Albert Finney made his Broadway debut in 1963 playing the title role in a play about a real-life religious leader. What was the play and who wrote it?
Bonus*: What was the only other play in which Finney ever starred on Broadway?
Last Week's Stumper
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?
Answers: Jose Quintero
Bonus*: Eugene O’Neill
Winner(s): Michael Manuelian*, Peter Morrison*
THIS WEEK IN BROADWAY HISTORY
Nov 3, 1927 - Rodgers and Hart turn Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee" into a musical that features "Thou Swell" and "My Heart Stood Still."
Nov 3, 1960 - Tammy Grimes has the title role in the Meredith Willson musical "The Unsinkable Molly Brown." Debbie Reynolds stars in the 1964 movie version.
Nov 4, 1954 - David Merrick debuts as a Broadway producer with "Fanny."
Nov 4, 1990 - A rock 'n' roll legend is brought back to life in "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story," starring Paul Hipp in the title role.
Nov. 5, 1966 - With 2,718 performances, "The Fantasticks" becomes the longest running musical in NYC history, eclipsing "My Fair Lady."
Nov. 5, 1987 - Stephen Sondheim's "Into The Woods" makes fairy tales come true for Bernadette Peters and Joanna Gleason.
Who was the first African-American to host a TV game show? Bonus*: Name the show.
Last Week's Stumper
What TV characters belong to the Royal Order of Water Buffaloes?
Answer: Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble
Winner(s): ;- (
Where did John Wayne get his nickname Duke?
Last Week's Stumper
To whom did actor Ryan O'Neal mail a live tarantula?
Answer: Gossip Commentator Rona Barrett
Winner(s): :- (
HUMOR submitted by Rich McDermott
Merges: Combinations of two (or more) show biz titles and the resulting plot.
THE ODD COUPLES RETREAT
Felix and Oscar are invited to a scenic resort, only to find they've been tricked into attending therapy sessions to cure their abhorrence for each other's idiosyncrasies.
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John Ramo Oct. 31
Marge Gilcher Nov. 01
Doug Vandewinckel Nov. 05
Actress Ethel Waters (Cabin in the Sky) born 1896
Actor John Sylvester White (Welcome Back Kotter) born 1919
Actress Barbara Bel Geddes (Dallas, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) born 1922
Actress Melina Mercouri (Never on Sunday) born 1925
Actress Lee Grant (Shampoo) is 87
Actor Charles Cioffi is 79
Actor Michael Landon (Little House on the Prairie, Bonanza) born 1936
Actor Ron Rifkin (Brothers & Sisters, Cabaret) is 75
Actor David Ogden Stiers (M*A*S*H) is 72
Actress Sally Kirkland (Anna) is 70
Actor Brian Doyle-Murray (Get A Life, Caddyshack) is 69
Actress Deidre Hall (Days of Our Lives) is 67
Actor Stephen Rea (The Crying Game) is 65
Actor John Candy (SCTV) born 1950
Actress Lynda Goodfriend (Happy Days) is 61
Actor Ken Wahl (Wise Guy) is 60
Actor Brian Stokes-Mitchell (Ragtime, Kiss Me Kate) is 56
Director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) is 53
Actor Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend's Wedding) is 51
Actor Rob Schneider (SNL, Deuce Bigalow…) is 51
Actress Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly) is 37
Producer Gil Cates – 2011
Actor Raf Vallone - 2002
Actress Rosalind Cash (Go Tell It On the Mountain) - 1995 - Cancer
Actor River Phoenix (Running on Empty) - 1993 - Drug overdose
Producer Joseph Papp (NYSF) - 1991 - Metastatic prostate cancer
Actor John Houseman (The Paper Chase) - 1988 - Spine cancer
Actor George S. Irving (Me & My Girl) is 92
Actress Emmaline Henry (I Dream of Jeannie) born 1928
Actress Betsy Palmer (Friday the 13th) is 85
Actress Barbara Bosson (Hill Street Blues) is 75
Actress Beth Fowler (The Boy From Oz) is 74
Actress Pamela Payton-Wright is 73
Actor Robert Foxworth (Falcon Crest) is 73
Actress Marcia Wallace (The Bob Newhart Show, The Simpsons) born 1942
Actor Michael Zaslow (One Life To Live) born 1944
Singer/Actor Lyle Lovett (The Player) is 57
Actor Peter Ostrum (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) is 57
Actress Rachel Ticotin (Total Recall) is 56
Actress Toni Collette (Muriel's Wedding, The United States of Tara) is 42
TV Personality Jenny McCarthy (The View) is 42
Costume Designer Florence Klotz (Follies) - 2006 - Natural causes
Writer William Styron (Sophie's Choice) - 2006 - Pneumonia
Actress Adreienne Shelly (Waitress) - 2006 - Homicide
Musician Skitch Henderson - 2005 - Natural causes
Actor Phil Silvers (Sgt. Bilko) - 1985 - Heart attack
Actor James Broderick (Family) - 1982
Actress Joan McCracken (Good News) - 1961 - Heart disease
Actor Paul Ford (The Music Man) born 1901
Actor Burt Lancaster (From Here to Eternity) born 1913
Actress Stephanie Powers (Hart to Hart) is 72
Singer k.d. lang (Crying) is 53
Actor Jason Cerbone (The Sopranos) is 37
Actor Randy Harrison (Queer As Folk) is 37
Actor Sid Melton – 2011 – Pneumonia
Actor Leonard Stone (Willy Wonka…) – 2011 – Cancer
Producer Hal Roach (Our Gang) - 1992 - Pneumonia
Producer Irwin Allen (The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno) - 1991 - Heart attack
Playwright George Bernard Shaw (Pygmalion, Candida, etc.) - 1950
Actor Charles Bronson (Death Wish) born 1921
Actor Leonard Stone (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) born 1923
Actor Larry Gelman (The Odd Couple) is 84
Actress Lois Smith (The Grapes of Wrath) is 84
Actress Monica Vitti (An Almost Perfect Affair) is 83
Actor Ken Berry (F-Troop, Mama's Family) is 81
Actor Jeremy Brett (Mystery) born 1933
Composer John Barry (Out of Africa) born 1933
Actress Aneta Corsault (The Andy Griffith Show) born 1933
Playwright Terrence McNally (Love! Valour! Compassion!) is 75
Actress/Comedienne Roseanne is 62
Actor/Comedian Dennis Miller (SNL) is 61
Actress Kate Capshaw (Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom) is 61
Singer Adam Ant is 60
Actress Kathy Kinney (The Drew Carey Show) is 60
Director Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit) is 58
Actor Dolph Lundgren (Universal Soldier) is 57
Composer Jerry Bock (Fiddler…, She Loves Me, etc.) – 2010 – Heart failure
Actor Carl Ballantine (McHale’s Navy) – 2009 – Natural causes
Actor Ian Bannen (Waking Ned) - 1999 - Road Accident
Actor William Lanteau (Newhart) - 1993 - Heart surgery
Actress Mary Martin (South Pacific, Peter Pan) - 1990 - Cancer
Actress Valerie French (A Taste of Honey) - 1990 - Leukemia
Actor Edmund Kean born 1787
Will Rogers born 1879
Songwriter Arthur Schwartz (The Band Wagon) born 1900
Actor Gig Young (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?) born 1913
Actor Martin Balsam (Psycho) born 1914
Actor Cameron Mitchell (Carousel) born 1918
Actor Art Carney (The Honeymooners, Harry & Tonto) born 1918
Actress Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) is 85
Actress Kate Reid (Atlantic City) born 1930
Actress Loretta Swit (M*A*S*H) is 77
Actress Berlinda Tolbert (The Jeffersons) is 65
Actress Markie Post (Night Court) is 64
Actor John Vickery (The Lion King) is 64
Actor Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid) is 53
Actor Matthew McConaughey (The Dallas Buyers Social Club) is 45
Rapper/Actor Sean 'P.Diddy' Combs is 45
Actress Heather Tom (Prymate) is 39
Actress Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden) is 35
Actress Sheree North (I Can Get It For You Wholesale) - 2005 - Cancer
Actress Stephanie Lawrence (Blood Brothers) - 2000
Actress Dominique Dunne (Poltergeist) - 1982 - Homicide
Actor Jacques Tati (Mr. Hulot's Holiday) - 1982
Actress Natalie Shafer (Gilligan's Island) born 1900
Actor Roy Rogers born 1911
Actress Vivian Leigh (Gone With the Wind) born 1913
Actor Donald Madden (1776) born 1928
Actor Herb Edelman (Barefoot in the Park, Golden Girls) born 1933
Actor Harris Yulin (Hedda Gabler) is 77
Actress Elke Sommer is 74
Singer/Actor Art Garfunkel is 73
Actor/Playwright Sam Shepard (Buried Child) is 71
Singer Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) is 64
Actor Howard McGillin (Drood, Bounce) is 61
Actress Mo Gaffney (The Kathy & Mo Show) is 56
Actor Robert Patrick (T2, True Blood) is 55
Singer Bryan Adams (Cuts Like a Knife) is 55
Actress Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton, Orlando) is 54
Actress Tatum O'Neal (Paper Moon) is 51
Actress Andrea McArdle (Annie) is 51
Actress Famke Janssen (X-Men) is 49
Actor Sam Rockwell (The Green Mile, Galaxy Quest) is 46
Actress Jill Clayburgh (An Unmarried Woman) – 2010 – Leukemia
Actor Fred MacMurray (My Three Sons) - 1991 - Pneumonia
Acting guru Herbert Berghof (HB Studios) - 1990 - Heart failure
Producer/Director Mack Sennett -1960
Actress Juanita Hall (South Pacific) born 1901
Director Mike Nichols (Spamalot, Silkwood) is 83
Actress Sally Field (Brothers & Sisters, Norma Rae, etc.) is 68
Singer Glenn Frey (The Eagles) is 66
Actor Brad Davis (Midnight Express) born 1949
Playwright Ernest Thompson (On Golden Pond) is 64
Actor Michael Cerveris (Tommy, Assassins, Evita) is 54
Actor Eddie Korbich (Assassins, Carousel) is 54
Actress Rebecca Shaeffer (My Sister Sam) born 1967
Actor Ethan Hawke (Training Day) is 44
Actress Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (X-Men) is 42
Thandie Newton (For Colored Girls…) is 42
Playwright Anthony Shaffer (Sleuth) - 2001 - Heart attack
Actress Gene Tierney (Laura) - 1991 - Emphysema
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