In the middle of a season of high-school musicals across the Lower Hudson Valley comes “A Chorus Line,” presented by Hastings-based Broadway Training Center of Westchester this weekend at Irvington Town Hall Theater. The production features 21 members of the youth theater’s senior ensemble, triple threats from across Westchester and… Read More →
The taller half of Simon and Garfunkel is using Westchester as a rehearsal space this fall, with at least three planned “acoustic rehearsals” in Irvington and Armonk. Art Garfunkel comes to Irvington Town Hall Theater Oct. 12 and Armonk’s Whippoorwill Hall on Oct. 25 and 26 with“An Intimate Evening with… Read More →
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 →