To honor veterans, members of Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre sang a program of patriotic and American folk songs at the Lyons Veterans Hospital inpatient facility.
Pictured (from left) are Barbara Krause, Elizabeth Molfetto, Eilidh Brady, James Lynch, Mark Lynch, David Frey, Anjanette Valiante, Madge Whittle, Susan Barone.
Online: Suburban News.
Cranford Dramatic Club received a proclamation from Assembly Woman Nancy Munoz on behalf of the NJ State Legislature, recognizing and congratulation CDC Theatre on its 95th production season.
Article in Cranford Chronicle.
As autumn approaches with a nip in the air, and scores of school buses on the road, the Cranford Dramatic Club (CDC) is busy gearing up for another theater season. The CDC 2013-2014 season promises to be one filled with laughter, music, and drama. First up is a fundraiser, followed by workshops and then the season opens with 'Little Shop'.
Articles in the Cranford Chronicle, Suburban News and Broadway World.
This year the Cranford Dramatic Club has received ten nominations in nine categories.
Outstanding Costume Design of a Musical
Gailmarie Sprague, Joanne Sprague, Joe Meehan, Sam Sabastian, THE MUSIC MAN, Cranford Dramatic Club
Outstanding Music Direction
Brian Michalowski, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Cranford Dramatic Club
Alva Nelson, THE MUSIC MAN, Cranford Dramatic Club
Outstanding Production of a Musical
THE MUSIC MAN, Cranford Dramatic Club, Elizabeth Howard- Producer, Mary Webb- Director, Ken Webb Director
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
Paul Aiello, THE MUSIC MAN, Cranford Dramatic Club
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical
Judi LaGanga, THE MUSIC MAN, Cranford Dramatic Club
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Andy King, THE MUSIC MAN, Cranford Dramatic Club
Outstanding Youth Actor in a Musical
Jacob Lesser, THE MUSIC MAN, Cranford Dramatic Club
Outstanding Youth Actress in a Play
Annie Reynolds, THE MIRACLE WORKER, Cranford Dramatic Club
Outstanding Stage Manager of a Musical
Jacky LePore, THE MUSIC MAN, Cranford Dramatic Club
The 2013 PERRY AWARDS ceremony will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the Somerset DoubleTree in Somerset, NJ
Congratulations to all the nominees!
For more information about the Perry Awards and a complete list of nominees, visit the NJACT website.
The Pineda Lyric Opera will be presenting Mozart's “The Magic Flute” on June 8, 2013 at the Cranford Dramatic Club Theater, the production is directed by Juan Pineda and Valerie Pineda.
“The Magic Flute” tells the story of the Queen of the Night’s daughter, her kidnapping by an evil sorcerer, and her rescue by a heroic prince. Aided by a magic flute, Tamino and Papageno endure unpredictable, death-defying adventures to save the beloved Pamina from Sarastro, and ultimately triumph in wisdom and true love.
For more information visit www.pinedalyric.com.
Tickets available online at ticketspineda.eventbrite.com.
Article in Suburban News.
Poll is now closed, thank you to all who participated. The final results are below.
This season, which CDC show is your favorite?
Rate your overall CDC experience
What show would you like to see at CDC?
In case you were wondering, percentages are not shown for the third question since some answers listed multiple shows, i.e. results are skewed.
Of the shows requested, the ones that were listed the most were: Rent, Legally Blonde, Hair, and Bye Bye Birdie.
The Westfield Leader's Susan Dougherty reviews CDC's production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, calling it "delightful" and "magic" on stage.
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Bernie Wagenblast - transportation communicator and one time voice of Shadow Traffic on WABC and WINS - stopped by the Cranford Dramatic Club theatre to interview the directors and cast members of "The Music Man" for Cranford Radio, which strives to inform town residents about what is happening in their town in their own voices.
“The Music Man,” with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson and based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey tells the iconic story of Harold Hill, who goes to River City, Iowa, to create a boys’ band and to sell instruments. Harold cons the naive townspeople of their money and plans to skip town. Marian Paroo, the prim librarian, is onto him, but when he helps her younger brother overcome his fear of social interactions, she begins to fall in love with him. Harold falls for Marian as well, but risks being caught in his con if he continues to woo her.
The production is directed by Ken and Mary Webb, and features Paul Aiello and Misti Dawn Garritano as “Professor” Harold Hill and Marian Paroo. And while the 1957 Broadway début had seventy-six trombones leading a parade, CDC's “parade” will include over 30 cast members.
CDC's Mike Marcus and Joel Redmount are appearing in the Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Company production of "The Secret Garden" on May 10 & 11 (Mother's Day weekend) in Westfield. The cast features some other luminaries from previous CDC productions -- such as Ty Jacobs, whom you may remember from "The Mousetrap" last season, and Emmanuelle Nadeau, who starred as the mouse in "Stuart Little", our Children's production of the same name from CDC's 2010-11 season. Visit www.hedgehogandfeather.org for more information and to order tickets.
Also, Drude Roessler is directing "Olympus on My Mind" at Westfield Community Players. Drude has appeared in various CDC productions including South Pacific, Side by Side by Sondheim and as Mamma Rose in Gypsy. The cast also includes CDC members Alissa Valiante and Corinne Chandler, coming off CDC's prodution of "Helen Keller". Performances start May 4. Visit www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org for more information and to order tickets.
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“Life is a theatre set in which there are but few practicable entrances.” - Victor Hugo