There is “American Idol” and “The X Factor”—with Mamaroneck’s phenom Carly Rose Sonenclar—but Westchester has its own singing competition: Westchester Teen Idol, held for the Saturday after Thanksgiving at Irvington’s Town Hall Theater. A fundraiser for PMT Productions, a Pleasantville-based community theater, Westchester Teen Idol this year winnowed down a… Read More →
Cagle McDonald, the producer of Irvington’s Clocktower Players, won’t let a little thing like a hurricane keep her from entertaining Lower Hudson Valley audiences. Hurricane Sandy forced McDonald to cancel the opening weekend of “9 to 5: The Musical” this weekend, but the showbiz side of her brain (actually, her… Read More →
Pleasantville Music Theater (PMT), a Westchester-based community theater group, will hold auditions on Sept. 10 and 11 for its popular Westchester Teen Idol competition.
A new year brings a flurry of new productions to stages across the Lower Hudson Valley. Here’s a quick look at some of the shows opening this week. • In Peekskill, Antonia Arts presents the musical “Annie” — about the irrepressible Depression Era orphan — at the Paramount Center for… Read More →
Sutton Foster has made a career originating characters in Broadway musicals: Millie in “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Jo in “Little Women,” Inga in “Young Frankenstein,” Janet in “The Drowsy Chaperone,” Fiona in “Shrek.” Next month, she’ll step into some well-worn shoes, preparing to play Reno Sweeney — a part owned by… Read More →
Here’s a look at what is planned at community theaters across the Lower Hudson Valley this fall. (For a look at professional theaters, click here.) Actors Conservatory Theatre: “Gypsy” runs weekends, Nov. 4 through 14. Directed by Arlene Wendt, musical director George Croom and choreographer Janice Paganelli, performances are at… Read More →