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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is currently seeking donations of used cars. Cars must be able to be driven locally, therefore need to be in decent condition though high mileage is fine. In exchange of a donated car, Bay Street Theater will provide a letter of donation. If interested in making a donation, please contact our office at 631-725-0818 and ask for the office manager. The office is open M - F, 10am - 6pm.

CAST CALL CALENDAR - Check the cast calls page for complete listings, character descriptions, etc. www.debsliweb.com/castcalls.html


North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck needs 2-3 male ensemble (16-30) to dance the Kit Kat boys and play the supporting roles of Max and Bobby in Cabaret. Perfs are May 18 – June 4; Thurs, Fri, Sat nights @ 8 and Sun @ 2:30. Willing to take men with perf conflicts if we can find another male with different conflict dates; they can share the role. Rehearsals M-Th eves now through opening, but the ensemble people are NOT needed at every rehearsal. Email director at manningdand@outlook.com.

​BROADHOLLOW THEATRE is casting Life Could Be a Dream
Director/Choreographer: Scott Earle / Musical Director: Ariann Miller Forella 
Seeking: 3 men (age 18-30) Singers/Dancers/Comedic Actors
Performance Dates: May 13 - 28 (9 shows total). Stipend Provided.
All rehearsals and performances held at: BayWay Arts Center, 265 E Main St, E Islip 11730
Email headshot/resume to: bhtLifeDream@gmail.com
For show info: https://www.stagerights.com/allshows/lifecouldbedream/ 

​BroadHollow Theatre seeks 3 add'l African American actors for multiple roles in Ragtime
Performances are: E Islip June 24 - July 7 & Elmont - Aug 5 - 20
Interested parties should forward a resume and headshot to Marian Waller at bhtgroupsales@aol.com


​Eastline Productions, 2123 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh auditions for Incident at Vichy, Boeing, Boeing & Seminar on April 23 at 8PM. Sides for all productions will be provided by their respective directors. There is no need to prepare a monologue. Bring a headshot as well as an acting resume (if possible) to auditions. Call 516-749-5047 or e-mail eastlinetheatre@gmail.com with any questions. <Character descriptions & synopses can be found on Cast Calls page>

Second Stage Productions auditions for Bonnie & Clyde on Sun, April 23 and Mon, April 24 by appt only. All roles are open. Performances will be June 2 - 18 at the Backstage Theatre in Merrick.  To schedule an audition, email Brian at showauditions@2ndstageproductions.com. You will receive an email with an audition time and further info. Visit our website at 2ndstageproductions.com for more info.

Maggie’s Little Theater auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Wed, April 26, 7:30 – 9:30pm, Sat, April 29, noon – 3pm & Sun, April 30, 4 – 7pm in St. Margaret Parish Hall, 66-05 79th Place, Middle Village, Queens. Enter into the schoolyard and look for the sign on the door. Music Direction by Sarah Glassman / Choreography by Lindsay Levy / Stage Direction by Lindsay Levy & Joe Annese. Casting breakdown and other details on our web site – www.maggieslittletheater.org. Performances: July 22, 23, 28, 29, 30. Rehearsals begin in May. Questions? maggieslittletheater@gmail.com


​Studio Theatre, 141 S Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst 11757 auditions for for Jonathan Tolins' Twilight of The Golds on Wed, May 3 from 7:30-9:30pm & Sat, May 6 from 3-5pm. Bring headshot and resume. All parts are open. Performances Aug 4 - 20. Questions? ddubinstudio@gmail.com

​FAME Theatrical Productions Honey's School of Dance looking for an Elite Company dancer to be in Mickey's 60th Birthday Party. Must have 5 years of dance experience. Must be able to do ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and modern. Call 516-225-1088 or email musicalgrl2003@gmail.com

John W. Engeman Theater at Northport holds Open & Local Auditions for Grease at 10AM & 2PM on Thurs, May 18; and at 2PM on Sat, May 20. Richard Dolce, Producing Artistic Director; Vic DiMonda, Associate Producing Director; director, Paul Stancato; musical director TBA; choreographer Antoinette DiPietropolo; Wojcik/Seay Casting, Casting Office. Daytime rehearsals in NYC: 6/16/17; Open: 7/6/17; Close: 8/27/17. 
Nola Studios, 250 W 54th St 11th Floor - Studio A/Studio B (Holding)
WOMEN: 10am – 1pm. Sign up begins at 9am and the list will be pulled by 11am. 
 MEN: 2pm – 5pm. Sign up begins at 1pm and the list will be pulled at 3pm. 
Come prepared to dance first. Jazz or character shoes. You may be asked to stay to sing. All actors attending either call should prepare to sing 16-32 bars of music in the style of the show. You may sing from Grease. Bring sheet music in the key in which you would like to sing, an accompanist will be provided. Bring your full book of music and a recent headshot/resume. 
NYC BASED ACTORS unable to attend these auditions, send a headshot and resume to Wojcik/Seay Casting at staff@wscasting.com Attn: Engeman Grease 
Engeman Theatre at Northport,250 Main St, Northport
Studio 11AM – Sign Up for MEN & WOMEN
2PM – Audition Begins 
Come prepared to sing first, but you may be asked to stay to dance. Bring jazz or character shoes. Prepare 16-32 bars of music in the style of the show. You may sing from Grease. Bring sheet music in the key in which you would like to sing, an accompanist will be provided. Bring your full book of music and a recent headshot/resume. The producer will be actively casting from these calls so attendance is highly recommended. 
LOCAL L.I. ACTORS unable to attend these auditions, send a headshot and resume to Vic DiMonda, c/o The Engeman Theater, 250 Main St, Northport 11768 or email vdimonda@engemantheater.com Attn: Grease.
SEEKING: DANNY ZUKO: 18-25 to play HS age. The leader of the “Burger Palace Boys.” Well-built, nice-looking, with an air of cool easygoing charm. Strong and confident. 
SANDY DUMBROWSKI: 18-25 to play HS age. Danny’s love interest. Sweet, wholesome, naïve, cute, like Sandra Dee of the “Gidget” movies. 
KENICKIE: 18-25 to play HS age. Second-in-command of the Burger Palace Boys. Tough-looking, tattooed, surly, avoids any show of softness. Has an off-beat sense of humor. 
DOODY: 18-25 to play HS. Youngest of the Burger Palace guys. He’s charming with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude toward the other guys. Guitar a plus. 
ROGER: 18-25 to play HS age. The “anything-for-a-laugh” type full of mischief, half-baked schemes and ideas. A clown who enjoys putting other people on. 
SONNY LATIERRI: 18-25 to play HS age. Italian-looking, with shiny black hair and dark oily skin. A braggart & wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer.  
BETTY RIZZO: 18-25 to play HSl age. Leader of the Pink Ladies. She is tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable. Italian, with unconventional good looks. 
FRENCHY: 18-25 to play HS age. The dreamer of the Pink Ladies. She’s good-natured, but not the brightest. Heavily made-up, fussy about her appearance—particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician. 
MARTY: 18-25 to play HS age. The “beauty” of the Pink Ladies. Pretty, looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. Tries to act sophisticated. 
JAN: 18-25 to play HS age. Comedienne of the Pink Ladies. She’s loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys. She’s a little over-weight. 
PATTY SIMCOX: 18-25 to play HS age. A typical cheerleader at a middle-class American public high school. She’s attractive and athletic, aggressive and sure of herself, given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She’s also catty, but in an All-American Girl sort of way. She can also twirl a baton. 
EUGENE FLORCZYK: 18-25 to play HS age. The class valedictorian. Physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. An apple-polisher, smug and pompous but gullible. 
VINCE FONTAINE: Late 20s-30s. A typical “teen audience” radio disc jockey. Slick, egotistical, fast-talking. A veteran “greaser.”  
TEEN ANGEL: Timeless. A good-looking falsetto voiced, Fabian-look-alike. A singer who would have caused girls to scream and riot back in 1958. 
MISS LYNCH: 40s-50s. An old maid English teacher. 
CHA-CHA DIGREGORIO: 18-25 to play HS age. A Blind date. She’s outspoken, flirtatious with unconventional good looks. Takes pride in being “the best dancer at St. Bernadette’s.” 
JOHNNY CASINO: 18-25 to play HS age. A “greaser” student at Rydell who leads a rock ‘n’ roll band and likes to think of himself as a real rock ‘n’ roll idol. 
MALE/FEMALE ENSEMBLE: 18-25 to play HS age. Strong singer/dancers with charismatic personalities.

Live Horror Show Inc auditions for Experience Unknown 2017, a brand new immersive theater project on May 1 @ 8:30pm at the Cradle Of Aviation in Garden City. All that is required for the audition is to show up and read the lines we give them (less than 1 paragraph). Performance Sept 30. Robert J. Frankenberg, Director Of Operation www.livehorrorshow.com
Looking for Actors, Actresses, Crew and Cast. For the acting roles we are casing 2 specific types of roles. 
Primary acting roles in the Dome Theater Show which consist of memorized lines and choreography:
Mad Scientist – Male
Assistant #1 – Female or Male 
Assistant #2 – Female or Male
Assistant #3 – Female or Male
Asylum Testing Patient – Female or Male
Haunters: actors who get trained to scare guests in the darkened exhibit section we are currently constructing.

Cultural Arts Playhouse, 170 Michael Dr, Syosset 11791 is holding auditions on May 20 at noon for West Side Story and A Chorus Line. All roles open. West Side Story Runs June 23- July 23 and A Chorus Line runs July 28 - Aug 20.


Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center is seeking 3 male ensemble/dancer members to round out the cast of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert. Must sing and move well, as well as be comfortable performing in drag. Those interested, send headshot & resume to the Director, Kristen Digilio, at Kristen@cmpac.com

The Long Island Rep., the in-house theater group at Theater294 in E Farmingdale, is looking for actors who want to join us on future productions, ranging from classics to contemporary and new works. Seeking like-minded people who'd like to work with us. If interested, email info to longislandreptheater@gmail.com.


NEXT STOP BROADWAY is casting for BEST OF MUSICAL THEATER SHOWCASE at New York's Metropolitan Room, with award-winning NYC Music Director, through April 30. The cast will feature 7 soloists. Private session with Music Director and Director and one full cast rehearsal. The show will be scheduled according to cast's availability in mid July or early Aug. Cast will receive a professionally recorded CD of the show, video and performance pictures. Send head shot, resume and video submissions of a full length ballad and uptempo song to Director Linda Ray at cabaretsingers@aol.com

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


The Long Island Rep., the in-house theater group at Theater294 in E Farmingdale, is looking for people who want to become part of (or work with) the group: directors, stage managers, tech people who want to join us on future productions, ranging from classics to contemporary and new works. We want to find like-minded people who'd like to work with us. If interested, email info to longislandreptheater@gmail.com.


South Shore Theatre Experience is soliciting scripts for their annual one act festival in Aug. This year's theme is Take This Job and Shove It - one acts at the workplace. Scripts should be approximately 10 minutes, have one set and no more that 6 characters. To email your script or for more info - Deborah@SouthShoreTheatre.com or call 631-669-0506 Deadline is May 1.

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Dance Connection seeks Backstage Babysitters for its June 2017 Recital. Seeking applicants experienced in education and/or childcare who will be responsible for supervising dancers age 3-12 while they are backstage waiting for their dances, as well as playing games with dancers, assisting with bathroom-runs, and maintaining order and safety in their assigned areas. Other duties, as assigned. Our three recital performances are held at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School on Newbridge Rd, Hicksville on Sat, June 17 at 1PM, Sat, June 17 at 7PM and Sun, June 18 at 3PM. Backstage Child Supervisors’ shifts will begin promptly 1 hr prior to showtime (Noon, 6PM and 2PM, respectively) and will end when the last child is picked up from the Cafeteria (approx 4:30PM, 10:30PM, and 6:30PM). Preference will be given to applicants available for all three performances.Compensation - $50/performance. For further details, visit http://lidanceconnection.com/recital-backstage-childcare/ or email joe@lidanceconnection.com.

John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is seeking an Assistant House Manager. This person should provide professional and courteous front of house operations and ensure the safety and comfort of all of the patrons.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Train, motivate and supervise all front of house staff and ushers
Resolve seating/patron problems before, during and after the show
Work with the Production Stage Manager to ensure the proper opening and closing of the house; resumption of the show after intermission
Unlock/Lock theater doors, turn on/off lights, perform safety check, check public areas for cleanliness/appearance and safety issues
Oversee sales and cash banks for concession and other front of house operations in the theater
Candidate should be reliable, responsible and able to communicate clearly. This position requires NIGHTIME AND WEEKEND HOURS so candidate must be able to work appropriate hours. 
Send resume and contact info to bhallisey@engemantheater.com Serious inquiries only.

For phone numbers to contact the following venues for tickets/info, check out http://www.debsliweb.homestead.com/CurrentlyPlaying.html


​Doubt @ Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts 4/22

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? @ Arena Players 4/23

Vanya And Sonya And Masha And Spike @ Heights Players 4/23 


Godspell @ Theatre Box 4/21 - 30

Doubt: A Parable @ Long Island Repertory Co. 4/21

Picnic @ Billboard Players 4/22

Assisted Living the Musical @ Broadhollow BayWay 4/22

Ragtime @ Gallery Players 4/22

My Fair Lady @ Plaza Theatrical Productions 4/23 - 5/7


Theatre Box presents Godspell by Stephen Schwartz with book by John-Michael Tebelak
35 Verbena Ave, Floral Park 11001
April 21, 22 & 28, 29 at 8PM and April 23, 30 at 2PM
Tickets: $18 (Adult), $13 (Senior 65+), $8 (18 & Under)
516-900-2031 - www.theatrebox.org
Anthony Colon...Jesus
Andrew Upbin...John/Judas
Mike Gerbasi...Jeffrey
Rob Gallo...Lamar
Rich Carroll...Herb
Maggie Robinson...Robin
Anna Burnett...Peggy
Sarah Golden...Gilmer
Melissa Virdone...Joanne
Shari Cohen...Sonia
Kate Lenzo...Director
Markus Kaitila...Musical Director
Judy Brown...Choreographer
Karen Brucia...Stage Manager
Brian Payne...Producer​
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Billboard Players of the Community Church of East Williston presents William Inge's Picnic
Parish Hall, 45 E Williston Ave (Between High St & Roslyn Rd)
Fri/Sat: April 22, 28, 29* & May 5, 6 at 8pm
Sun: April 23, 30 & May 7 at 3pm
Tickets: $15 adults, $12 srs
516-860-4424 or ccewplays@gmail.com
*6:30pm Theatre & Dinner package $25; reservations & payment must be received at least one week prior to this date. 
Questions/info call Louis V. Fucilo, director, at 347-235-0972 or Louisvfucilo@aol.com
Mrs. Potts ... Virginia Green
Hall Carter ... Peter Goike
Bomber ... Nathan Bischoff
Millie Owens ... Jocelyn Roddie
Madge Owens ... Kelly Schmidt
Flo Owens ... Sharon Levine
Rosemary Sidney ... Geraldine DiBari
Irma Kronkite ... Patricia Strull
Christine Schoenwalder ... Christine Nardella
Alan Seymour ... Miles River Willow
Howard Bevins ... John Carrozza  
Produced by Robert & Charlene Eckhoff  
Directed by Louis V. Fucilo
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BroadHollow Theatre Company presents Assisted Living the Musical by Rick Compton & Betsy Bennett
Sat, April 22, 29 & May 6 at 8pm
Sun, April 23, 30 & May 7 at 2:30pm
Wed, April 26 at 2pm.
Fri, April 28 at 8pm
Tickets: $24 adults, $22 for >65, $20 stud, $15 <12 and under in advance. Tickets $29 at the door
Info/reservations (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org. 
Gary Tifeld
Ariann Forella-Miller
Directed by Matt Stashin
MD Elizabeth DeGennaro
Stage Manager - Jason Leal
How The Older Half Lives! Welcome to Pelican Roost, a full service retirement village for those embracing their twilight years (and the wackiness that comes along with them). It is home to some very colorful characters who definitely aren’t your average Boggle and Dominoes playing bunch. The show’s host couple enters heaven, suspecting their son pulled the plug to get his hands on Dad’s vintage Corvette. They don’t seem to mind; instead they take the audience on an uproarious journey that celebrates the latter years.
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​CM Performing Arts presents Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Musical
Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
June 3 to July 8 
Tickets/Info call the Box Office at 631-218-2810 or visit www.CMPAC.com
Director: Kristen Digilio
Musical Director: Matthew W. Surico
Choreographer: M.E. Junge
Stage Manager: Amanda Wenchel
James Murano as Bernadette
Tim Conway as Mitzi/Tick
Patrick Grossman as Felicia/Adam
John DiGiorgio as Bob
Alexander Yagud-Wolek as Benji
Janelle Primm as Shirley
Denise Antonelle as Marion
Nana Tatebayashi as Cynthia
Divas: Samantha Rosario, Krisbel Brenes Sandi, Debbie Hecht 
Alfonso Lora as Miss Understanding
David Tucciarone as Farrah/Young Bernadette
Ensemble/Dancers: Elias Avalo, Robbie McGrath, Dana Abruzzo, Meaghan Lakios 
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Plaza Theatrical Productions  presents Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady
The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave, Bellmore 11710
Sun: April 23, 30, May 7 at 2pm
Tickets $28/$20srs. 
Box office 516-599-6870. www.plazatheatrical.com.
Directed by Kevin F. Harrington
Choreographed by Mike Canestraro
Musical Directed by Alan Kingsley
Henry Higgins…Chris Dufrenoy
Eliza Doolittle…Shannon Cunningham
Col. Pickering…Richard Schindler
Alfred Doolittle…Warren Schaeffer
Freddy…Anson Woodin
Mrs. Higgins…Barbara Kirby
Mrs. Pearce…Lila Edelkind
Harry…John Waryas
Jamie…Andy MacAskill
Mrs. Hopkins…Elizabeth Carver
Cockney Quartet…Jack Holly
Hoxton Man…Giovanni Marine
Flowergirl…Maria Leonardi
Lady Boxington…Donna Morales
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill…Hannah Deleon
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​Oceanside Library Script in Hand Series presents The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham - fully staged reading
Fri, April 28 @ 7pm
FREE and open to the public
Gunner...John Tighe
Jack...Kevin Clyne
Peg...Debbie Starker
Directed by Debbie Starker
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Long Island Repertory Co. presents Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley
Theater 294, 294 Farmingdale Rd (Rte 109), E Farmingdale
April 21, 22 & 29 @ 7pm, April 30 @ 3pm, May 5-6 @ 7pm
Tickets at http://doubtli.brownpapertickets.com/
Director...Charles Calabrese
Tech Director...Alexander Vartanian
Sister Aloysuis Beauvier…Judith Anderson
Sister James...Jennifer Alexander
Father Brendan Flynn...Charles Calabrese
Mrs. Muller...Adrienne Pellegrino
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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts present the Hamptons International Film Festival
Tickets $10 online at www.baystreet.org & hamptonsfilmfest.org or 631-725-9500 (Tues- Sat 11am-5pm)
Kinsey April 20 at 6pm
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard, Timothy Hutton, John Lithgow, Tim Curry, Oliver Platt, Dylan Baker
Liam Neeson stars as Alfred Kinsey, who in 1948 irrevocably changed American culture and created a media sensation with his book "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male."
No Man's Land April 27 at 6pm
Director: Danis Tanovic
Cast: Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Sovagovic
No Man's Land is a tragicomic feature about the war in Bosnia that fulfills the promise of the beautiful, more sober short videos he made during the actual fighting.
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Theatre Three hosts Veterans Comedy Assault - An Arsenal of Humor 
Sun, April 23 @ 7PM
Click here for tickets
The Veterans Comedy Assault is a comedy troupe consisting of all Military Veterans. These Veteran Comics have not only served our country, but also bring life to a stage full of nonstop laughs. 
Tickets $20 Active Military & Veterans; $25 General Public
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Project 9 LINE. Project 9 LINE is a 501C3 non-profit organization to help Veterans with reintegration back to civilian life and help those Veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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Roman Borgman Opera Theatre commemorates the Bulgarian operatic baritone and vocal coach Roman Borgman
The concerts are offered as a thank you gift to Trinity Lutheran Church, 9020 Third Ave, Brooklyn 11209 and the Bay Ridge community for its love and support over the years. Both concerts are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Tickets are available at http://www.facebook.com/rbopera. 
April 22, Sat, 7pm A Tribute Concert to Roman Borgman
A program of arias and duets from the operatic repertoire, will feature professional singers who worked with Borgman over the years.
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Bay Street Theatre presents Divaria Productions' Cosi Fan Tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
Sat, April 22 @ 8pm
A comedy about an exchange of couples in which a philosopher bets with two young friends that women are fickle. Offended by the injury, the two men accept the bet that consists of making the respective lovers believe that the men have been called to war. In fact, they do not leave but return disguised as Turks and put the girls’ fidelity to the test.
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​Bay Street Theatre presents Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival - The Pulitzer at 100
Sun, April 23 @ 2pm
Tickets $15: on sale at www.ht2ff.com or at the door.
A new documentary paying homage to the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes, established by journalist and newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer and first awarded by Columbia University in 1917.
Q&A afterwards with director, producer and possible surprise guest. 
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The Long Island Choral Society presents Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor 
St. Anthony’s High School Chapel, 275 Wolf Hill Rd, S Huntington
Sun, April 23 at 4pm
Tickets $20 adult, $10 youth
Call: 516-580-1777
www.LICS.org for tickets/info
Under the baton of Meredith Elaine Baker, LICS presents Mozart’s Great Mass with chamber orchestra, organ, double chorus and soloists. The chorus is comprised of over 40 area singers; many of who are area performers and music teachers. Our orchestra is comprised of some of the finest professional instrumentalists from throughout the metropolitan area. Henry DeVries, our accompanist from Hicksville, will be accompanying the chorus too. The soloists, (2 sopranos, tenor and a bass) for this huge work are from within the chorale society. Also featured on this program is the winners of our 36th annual Young Artist Competition; Philip Barsky of Manhasset, bass, a junior at Manhasset HS. He is just 16 and will be singing an aria by Schumann and a Handel aria and Daniel Ziyue Ma of Stony Brook, cellist, a sophomore at Ward Melville HS. He will be playing Pezzo Capriccioso Op. 62 by Tchaikovsky.


Deb's Web Junior - Please comply with Fran's rules and guidelines as we are both very concerned with the protection of our youthful performers. Go to www.DebsWebJunior.com to see the newly redesigned Debs Web Junior. DWJ posts audition announcements for youth shows, but remember that if you charge a fee for your production, the fee must be disclosed up front in order for your information to appear. You can also post updates on the DWJ Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/debs.webjunior.3 Send all youth theater notices to Fran Proto Bookbinder at DebsWebJunior@gmail.com




Peter Morrison asks...
​From which character in which movie comes the line "The enemy is the only teacher."
Bonus*: Which actor utters it?

Know the answer(s)? Click here to reply:: tistar@optimum.net 

Last Week's Stumper 
​In which film does the opening, late at night, of a sluice gate or dam reveal political corruption?
Bonus*: Who played the henchman with the knife? How does he use it?
Answer:  Chinatown (1974)
Bonus*:  Roman Polanski (also directed). He slashes Jack Nicholson's nose.
Winner(s): Lloyd Baum*


Peter Morrison asks...
​In which musical does a tree disappear from the stage at the behest of the main character?
Bonus*: Who was the title character in the original cast? Whom did he play?

Know the answer(s)? Click here to reply: tistar@optimum.net

Last Week's Stumper 
​​From which musical comes the song Anyone Would Love You? Who wrote it?
Bonus*: Who sang it?
Answer: Destry Rides Again (Imperial, 4/23/59-6/18/60, 472 perfs.); Harold Rome
Bonus*:  Dolores Gray and Andy Griffith
Winner(s): Alan Blayne*


Peter Morrison asks...
​Which play from the early 1990's was heavily influenced by Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye?
Bonus*: Who played the female lead in the original Broadway cast?

Know the answer(s)? Click here to reply: tistar@optimum.net

Last Week's Stumper 
Who played Lt. Ann Girard in the original cast of Mister Roberts (Alvin, 2/18/48-1/6/51; 1157 perfs.)? Who played her in the film version?
Bonus*: How was the stage actress related to another very famous actor? Who?
Bonus**: Who played Ensign Pulver on stage?
Answer:  Jocelyn Brando; Betsy Palmer
Bonus*:  She was the sister of Marlon Brando
Bonus**: David Wayne
Winner(s): Lloyd Baum*, Alan Blayne*


April 21, 1955 - Paul Muni, Ed Begley and Tony Randall star in "Inherit the Wind."
April 21, 1976 - Andrea McArdle and Reid Shelton open in "Annie" at the Alvin Theatre. It runs 2,377 perfs.
April 22, 1993 - The Who's "Tommy" rocks the St. James Theatre and runs for 899 performances.
April 23, 1959 - Andy Griffith stars in "Destry Rides Again" at the Imperial Theatre. It runs for 472 performances.
April 23, 1993 - "Blood Brothers" opens at the Music Box Theatre and runs for 840 performances.
April 23, 1997 - "Titanic" sails at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and eventually books 804 performances.
April 26, 1970 - Stephen Sondheim's "Company" opens with Dean Jones and Elaine Stritch.
April 26, 1992 - "Jelly's Last Jam" opens with Savion Glover and Gregory Hines.
April 26,1993 - Lynn Redgrave gives a one-woman performance with "Shakespeare for My Father."
April 27, 1978 - William Hurt stars in Lanford Wilson's "Fifth of July."
April 27, 1986 - Debbie Allen stars in a revival of "Sweet Charity."
April 27, 1994 - "An Inspector Calls" gets revived.
April 27, 1995 - Kathleen Turner stars in a revival of "Indiscretions."

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

Frail Mimi slowly realizes it's not consumption that's making her weaker, but it's the fact that her boyfriend Rodolfo is a vampire.

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

​BORN 4/21 
Actor Anthony Quinn (Zorba the Greek) born 1915 
Actor Charles Grodin (Heaven Can Wait, Beethoven) is 82
Singer Iggy Pop [James Newell Osterberg] is 70
Actress Patti Lupone (Evita, Gypsy) is 68
Actor Tony Danza (Taxi, Who's the Boss?) is 66
Actress Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day) is 59
Actor John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig & the Angry Inch) is 54
Actress Lisa Darr (Popular) is 54
DIED 4/21
Musician Prince (Purple Rain) – 2016 – Fentanyl overdose
Singer Al Wilson (Show and Tell) – 2008 – Kidney failure 
Singer Nina Simone – 2003 – Natural causes 
Producer Jack Haley Jr. (That's Entertainment) - 2001 - Respiratory failure 
Actor Charles "Buddy" Rogers (Wings) - 1999 - Natural causes 
Actress Tessie O'Shea (The Girl Who Came To Supper)-1995-Congestive heart failure 
Writer I.A.L. Diamond (Some Like It Hot, The Apartment) - 1988 
Actor Walter Slezak (Lifeboat) - 1983 - Suicide 
Author Mark Twain (Tom Sawyer) – 1910 – Angina pectoris 

BORN 4/22 
Craig Mitchell
Melanie Gladstone
Ellyn Stein
Actor Eddie Albert (Green Acres) born 1906 
Producer Aaron Spelling (The Love Boat) born 1923 
Actress Charlotte Rae (The Facts of Life) is 91
Singer Glen Campbell (Rhinestone Cowboy) is 81
Actor Jack Nicholson (Chinatown, …Cuckoo’s Nest, etc.) is 80
Actor/Playwright Jason Miller (That Championship Season) born 1939 
Musician Peter Frampton is 67
Actress Robin Bartlett (Mad About You) is 66
Actor Steve Bond (General Hospital) is 64
Actor Joseph Bottoms (The Black Hole) is 63
Actor Graham Beckel (Pearl Harbor) is 62
Actor Alan Campbell (Sunset Boulevard) is 60
Actor/Comedian Ryan Stiles (The Drew Carey Show) is 58
Comedian Byron Allen (Real People) is 56
Actor Chris Makepeace (My Bodyguard) is 53
Actress Sheryl Lee (Twin Peaks) is 50
DIED 4/22 
Musician Richie Havens (Motherless Child) – 2013 – Heart attack 
Adult Actress Linda Lovelace – 2002 – Auto accident 
Producer Alexander H. Cohen – 2001 – Emphysema 

BORN 4/23 
Candyce Gold
Playwright William Shakespeare (take your pick) born 1564 
Composer Sergei Prokofiev born 1891 
Director Ronald Neame (The Poseidon Adventure) born 1911 
Child star Shirley Temple born 1928 
Actor Alan Oppenheimer (Murphy Brown) is 87
Designer Roy Frowick Halston (Halston) born 1932 
Singer Roy Orbison (Pretty Woman, Crying) born 1936 
Actor David Birney (Bridget Loves Bernie) is 78
Actor Lee Majors (The Six-Million Dollar Man, The Fall Guy) is 76
Actor Herve Villechaize (Fantasy Island) born 1943 
Actress Sandra Dee (Gidget) born 1942 
Actress Blair Brown (Days & Nights of Molly Dodd, Copenhagen) is 71
Actress Joyce DeWitt (Three’s Company) is 68
Actor James Russo (Extremities) is 64
Actress Judy Davis (Life With Judy Garland, Husbands & Wives) is 62
Actress Jan Hooks (SNL, Designing Women) born 1957 
Actress Valeria Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland) is 57
Actor Craig Sheffer (A River Runs Through It) is 57
Actor Dan Frischman (Head of the Class) is 53
DIED 4/23 
Actor Sammy Smith (How to Succeed…) – 1997 
Actress Paulette Goddard (The Women) – 1990 – Heart failure 
Director Otto Preminger (Exodus) – 1986 – Cancer 
Composer Harold Arlen (The Wizard of Oz) – 1986 
Actor Buster Crabbe (Flash Gordon) – 1983 – Heart attack 
Playwright William Shakespeare (1616) died on his 52nd birthday 

BORN 4/24 
Comedian Jack E. Leonard born 1911 
Actor J.D. Cannon (McCloud) born 1922 
Actress Ruth Kobart (How to Succeed…, …Forum) born 1924 
Director Richard Donner (Superman) is 87
Actress Shirley MacLaine (Terms of Endearment, The Apartment, etc.) is 83
Actress Jill Ireland born 1936 
Actor/Dancer Tucker Smith (West Side Story) born 1936 
Actress/Singer/Director Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl, Yentl, etc.) is 75
Actor/Writer Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio) is 64
Actor Michael O’Keefe (The Great Santini, Caddyshack) is 62
Actor Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) is 53
DIED 4/24 
Actor Sawyer Sweeten (Everybody Loves Raymond) – 2015 – Suicide 
Comedian Pat Paulsen – 1997 – Cancer 

BORN 4/25 
David F. McKell
Gregory Cioffi
Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky born 1840 
Singer Ella Fitzgerald born 1918 
Composer Jerry Lieber (Smokey Joe’s Café) born 1933 
Actor Al Pacino (The Godfather, Dog Day Afternoon) is 77
Actress Talia Shire (Rocky) is 71
Actor Jeffrey DeMunn (The Green Mile) is 70
Actor Peter Jurasik (Hill Street Blues) is 67
Actor Hank Azaria (The Simpsons, Spamalot) is 53
Actress Renee Zellweger (Cold Mountain, Chicago) is 48
DIED 4/25 
Actress/dancer Virginia Gibson (Seven Brides…) – 2013 
Actress Dorothy Provine (…Mad World) – 2010 – Emphysema 
Actress Beatrice Arthur (Maude, Golden Girls, Mame) – 2009 – Cancer 
Musician Bobby “Boris” Pickett (The Monster Mash) – 2007 – Leukemia 
Broadway impresario David Merrick – 2000 – Stroke 
Musician/Actor Dexter Gordon (Round Midnight) – 1990 – Kidney failure 

BORN 4/26 
Becky Topol
Steve Weinblatt
Actor Mike Kellin (Midnight Express) born 1922 
Actor Russell Nype (Call Me Madam) is 93
Dancer Bambi Linn (Oklahoma) is 91
Writer Bruce Jay Friedman (Steambath) is 87
Actress/Comedienne Carol Burnett is 84
Composer Giorgio Moroder (Flashdance) is 74
Actor/Singer Bobby Rydell (Bye Bye Birdie) is 75
Actor Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Once Upon a Time) is 59
Actor David Beecroft (Falcon Crest) is 57
Actress Joan Chen (The Last Emperor, Twin Peaks) is 56
Actor Michael Damian (The Young and the Restless) is 55
Actor Jet Li (Romeo Must Die) is 54
Actor Tom Welling (Smallville) is 40
DIED 4/26 
Actress Jayne Meadows – 2015 – Natural causes 
Singer Phoebe Snow (Poetry Man) – 2011 – Brain hemorrhage 
Actress Maria Schell – 2005 – Pneumonia 
Comic actor Joey Faye – 1997 – Heart attack 
TV Legend Lucille Ball – 1989 – Aortic aneurysm 
Actor Broderick Crawford (All the President’s Men) – 1986 – Stroke 
Bandleader Count Basie (William Allen Basie) – 1984 – Cancer 
Actress Irene Ryan (The Beverly Hillbillies) – 1973 – Stroke 
Striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee (Rose Louise Hovick) – 1970 – Cancer 

BORN 4/27 
Erica Rubin
Actor Jack Klugman (The Odd Couple, Quincy) born 1922 
Actress Sandy Dennis (Up the Down Staircase) born 1937 
Actress Judy Carne (Laugh-In) born 1939
Playwright August Wilson (Fences) born 1945 
Singer Sheena Easton (For Your Eyes Only) is 58
Actor James LeGros (Living in Oblivion) is 55
DIED 4/27 
Actress Suzanne Crough (The Partridge Family) – 2015 – Arrhythmogenic dysplasia 
Actress/singer Deanna Durbin (100 Men and a Girl) – 2013 
Singer Vicki Sue Robinson - 2000 - Cancer 
 Musician Al Hirt (Alois Maxwell Hirt) - 1999 - Liver cancer 
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