They cheer, fly and dance at Spring Valley High School (Ingrid, left, and Olivia Castor are on the Spring Valley Cheerleading Squad, but also study dance. Ingrid likes ballet, while Olivia likes the free-flowing nature of African dance. Photos by Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal News.)
Just in time for Halloween, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is having a costume sale. Tomorrow only, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m in the storefront office at 140 Main Street in Cold Spring. Among the offerings — on two racks (so get there early) — are costumes from “Richard III,”… Read More →
Eight years ago, Garrison artist Michael Anthony Natiello dreamed up The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, which opens next weekend and runs into mid-November. It is, simply put, one of the great things about living where we live: Nine acres of carved jack-o-lantern creations in all sorts of intricate installations —… Read More →
Spring Valley’s director-choreographer Stacey Roth Tirro just announced on her Facebook page that, after a meeting with Superintendent Joel Klein, the fall play “Up the Down Staircase,” has been restored. Here’s Tirro’s note: “2 words, folks: WE’RE BACK!!! Rehearsals resume Thursday. Battle is won, but the war isn’t over. We… Read More →
OK, so Rosanna Scotto got her name wrong in the intro and said she was from Rye (not Mamaroneck) at the end, but Carly ROSE Sonenclar of “The X Factor” was on Good Day New York this morning. Here’s the video:
Spring Valley High School’s award-winning director-choreographer Stacey Roth Tirro will meet with East Ramapo CSD Superintendent Joel Klein today, hoping that a wellspring of support, in the form of letters and emails, will lead Klein to reverse Principal Karen Pinel’s decision to cut funding for the fall play, “Up the… Read More →
TCM host Osborne to help ArtsRock mark Gene Kelly’s 100th Robert Osborne, the host of Turner Classic Movies, is a walking encyclopedia of movie history, able to speak extemporaneously about movies and stars from Fred Astaire to Zasu Pitts. On Oct. 6, Osborne will bring that considerable wealth of knowledge… Read More →
2 Yonkers High seniors channel emotions into art Stephanie Osorio, left, and Ywlianna Dominquez are art students at Yonkers Middle High School. Photo by Tania Savayan/The Journal News. Ywlianna Dominquez, 17, and Stephanie Osorio, 16, have already experienced more loss and pain than many… Read More →
Kicking off the our new High School Arts beat on Monday — expanding on the musicals franchise we’ve built — with profiles of two thoughtful young girls: Ywlianna Dominquez and Stephanie Osorio of Yonkers Middle High School. The two seniors, in Kim Cortese’s International Baccalaureate Art class, have seen plenty… Read More →
Barring a reversal or the appearance of a heretofore hidden benefactor, students won’t be going “Up the Down Staircase” at Spring Valley High School this fall, as the district has ordered an additional 25 percent cut from the budget in co-curricular programs, doubling the cuts that were set in place… Read More →
Sternhagen, Cunningham to read comic miscues at The Osborn (John Cunningham and Frances Sternhagen talk about “Comic Miscommunications,” the one-night-only show they’ll perform at The Osborn retirement community in Rye on Sept. 27. Photo by Tania Savayan/The Journal News.) She won one of her two Tony Awards for “The Good… Read More →
Kind of addicted to this video from the cast of “Pitch Perfect,” which hits theaters in New York next weekend and wider the week after. New City’s Skylar Astin, who was in the original company of “Spring Awakening” with someone named Lea Michele, plays one of the leading roles. (That’s… Read More →
Director Dan Foster has his cast for Hudson Stage’s fall mainstage production: the two-man, many-character “Stones in His Pockets.” The Tony-nominee for best comedy won two Olivier Awards in the West End, and tells the story of two Irish extras on the set of a Hollywood film being shot in… Read More →
Broadway’s John Treacy Egan directs Tony-winner <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/xXRb7hdmHYs” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> On Friday, the newly expanded Westchester Sandbox Theatre — with more seats and a bigger lobby — opens the Tony-winning best musical “Avenue Q,” where Muppets live alongside humans, the rent is affordable and Gary Coleman will fix… Read More →
Mamaroneck teen on a ‘wild ride’ Carly Rose Sonenclar singing Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good.” Got a few minutes with Carly Rose Sonenclar, the Rye Neck eighth-grader who wowed “The X Factor” judges last week. She’ll be back at Rye Neck tomorrow, a girl with a video that has been viewed… Read More →
Fans of “Les Miserables,” the film starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Ann Hathaway, will have to wait a bit longer. Variety reports that the Dec. 14 release date has been changed to Christmas Day. Until then, here’s the trailer to whet your appetite….
Toast of West End seeks Broadway lede “I’m right and you’re wrong, I’m big and you’re small, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” — “Matilda” by Roald Dahl The producers of Broadway’s “Matilda the Musical” are looking for four young actresses to play the title role.
A newspaper’s archives are a wonderful thing. As Carly Rose Sonenclar’s hometown paper, we’ve watched “The X Factor” star grow up, following her growth as a performer and gracing our pages with her face. Here are some photos from along the way.
Mamaroneck’s Carly Rose Sonenclar, who took “The X Factor” by storm when her audition aired last week, is getting more airtime. Her mom tells me Carly will be on NBC’s “Access Hollywood Live” this morning, between 11 and noon, and on Extra at 7 p.m., so set those DVR’s. As… Read More →
Sternhagen, Cunningham to read comic miscues (John Cunningham and Frances Sternhagen talk about “Comic Miscommunications,” the one-night-only show they’ll perform at The Osborn retirement community in Rye on Sept. 27. Photos by Tania Savayan/The Journal News.) I chatted with two charming local actors the other day, one of whom you… Read More →
Pelham natives, up-and-coming singers, play Mamaroneck Oct. 20 (Will, left, and Anthony Nunziata will be close to their Pelham Manor roots on Oct. 20, when they play Mamaroneck’s Emelin Theater. Photo by Justin R. Kaplan) I chatted this morning with Will and Anthony Nunziata, the identical twins who are making… Read More →
Westchester Broadway Theatre this morning announced its 2013 season, a mix of new and classic musicals. Now on stage is “Can Can,” the Cole Porter musical about, well, dirty dancing of its age. Next is “Fiddler on the Roof,”(starring Bill Nolte) running Oct. 10 to Nov. 25, then Jan. 3… Read More →
The notes keep coming in from directors seeking actors. The latest is from Jeremy Quinn at White Plains PAC, who has cast “AUGUST: Osage County” with a mix of Equity and non-Equity actors. Left uncast is the plum role of the family’s patriarch who delivers the epic monologue that begins… Read More →
Got a note from Jason Summers, who wears many hats these days. He’s artistic director at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre in Mamaroneck and still drives things at the cancer-fighting The Hope For Change Foundation. It’s in that latter capacity that he reached out, hoping to cast his “Spooktoberfest” at Hart’s… Read More →
Carol Arrucci, longtime teacher, musical director, opens studio (Photo by Ricky Flores/The Journal News: Carol Arrucci is accepting students at her new studio, Cortlandt School of Performing Arts, in Croton-on-Hudson.) For a generation, Carol Arrucci has been coaxing performances out of young people, whether as a vocal director for the… Read More →
From the it’s-never-too-early department, Pound Ridge Theater Company is hold auditions next week for its production next May. Here’s the announcement: The Pound Ridge Theatre Company announces auditions for “Doubt: A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Maryann Arcoleo-Koltun.
Two stars from the 1920s — movie icon Charlie Chaplin (Rob McClure, right) and radio evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson — have something to sing about this fall. So does a redheaded orphan who still sees a brighter tomorrow. It’s a new Broadway season: Hope and variety spring eternal. How else… Read More →
An actor’s life, with lessons from Tommy Nick Wyman has played roles romantic, comedic and ruthless in his actor’s life. He was Eliza Doolittle’s love interest in a 1981 revival of “My Fair Lady” that starred Rex Harrison, played Thernardier in Broadway’s “Les Miserables” and, in his most visible role,… Read More →
Here’s a look at what’s coming to Broadway in the foreseeable future. “Chaplin” — Rob McClure, right, is the man who became The Little Tramp, with Jenn Colella (“Closer Than Ever”) and Christiane Noll (“Ragtime”). Music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis; book by Thomas Meehan and Curtis. Warren Carlyle (“Finian’s… Read More →
Broadway revival has Holmes recalling audition for Papp “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” an audience-participation musical, is preparing its first Broadway revival. When the audience enters the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Studio 54 space this fall, they’ll be entering The Music Hall Royale for a show; a cast of Victorian actors… Read More →