CK Productions Host ‘All Shook Up’ Auditions

allshookupCK Theatre’s next Main Stage production “All Shook Up” is having auditions on May 3rd from 5-8pm and May 4th 5-6pm followed by callbacks May 4th from 7-10:30pm. Auditions will be held at 401 Main St Islip, New York. They will also be accepting video auditions. Inspired by and featuring songs from Elvis Presley.

CK Productions is a New York based community entertainment company, providing “high quality art to all audiences.” They just finished their run of Clybourne Park and after All Shook Up they plan on having auditions for In The Heights.

Aside from their Main Stage shows, CK puts up shows for children and teens! Their teen season includes Legally Blonde, and upcoming will be Shrek The Musical, and Into The Woods. The children’s theatre is currently putting up The Wizard Of Oz. CK Productions has a lot in store for the next few months.

Show dates for All Shook Up will be from June 25th until July 10th. For more information for tickets and auditions please email and visit

Molloy Women’s Lacrosse Clinches 4th in ECC

With their 19-13 victory over UDC, The Molloy Women’s Lacrosse team clinches fourth place in the ECC Tournament.

Photo by: Katie O'Brien

Photo by: Katie O’Brien

According to, “Senior midfielder Katie O’Brien (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) collected a team-high six points with four goals and two assists in the win. Freshman midfielder Brianna Wilson (Levittown, N.Y.) and senior attacker Ariana Cavallone (Glen Cove, N.Y.) each added three goals and an assist to total four points in the regular season finale. Sophomore attacker Jessica Markowitz (Baldwin, N.Y.) had three goals and junior middie Cooper Sesselman (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) added two goals and two assists for the Lions.”

The win capped Molloy’s regular season at 11-6 overall with a 5-3 mark in East Coast Conference play, officially sealing a berth into the ECC Tournament as the fourth seed. UDC falls to a final record of 1-13 with a mark of 0-8 in ECC action.

The Molloy Lions will next take on yet again Dowling College on Thursday May 5th at 7pm.

Holy Trinity High School Brings Down the House with 9 to 5

Holy Trinity High School, located in Hicksville, New York, is well known for it’s theater program being one of the best high school theater programs on the island. This past weekend, Trinity’s most recent production of 9 to 5 had more success than the cast could ever have imagined. The show ran Thursday though Saturday at 8 pm, and packed the house every night.

51U0VaNr02L9 to 5, a musical based off the 980 movie by the same name, has music and lyrics written by Dolly Parton and tells the story of three female coworkers who set out to get revenge against their sexist, egotistical boss. The women kidnap their boss and hold him hostage in his own home, while they give their office a much needed makeover. The show is all about female empowerment and removing toxic influences from your life.

Tara Burns, a recent graduate of Holy Trinity High School, was blown away by the production.  “This is such a powerful show and they did such an incredible job with it.  I walked out of that theater a strong, confident, independent woman because of how inspiring that performance was!” says Tara.


For more information about Holy Trinity’s theater program or to get tickets for next weekends performances of 9 to 5, please visit

Molloy Women’s Lacrosse Earns Tenth Win

Photo by: Katie O'Brien

Photo by: Katie O’Brien

The Molloy Women’s Lacrosse team traveled to Philadelphia to take on the Chestnut Hill Firebirds. This win would give the Lions their tenth win of the 2016 season.

In the middle of the first half, the lions took a six-goal run over The Firebirds. This lead in which they would keep throughout the entire game. The Molloy College Women’s Lacrosse team would win with a 16-10 victory over Chestnut Hill.

According to, “The win was the tenth for Molloy (10-6) this season, clinching the fourth 10-win campaign for Head Coach Tom Campolettano and the Lions since the program’s inception in 2006; meanwhile, Chestnut Hill fell to 10-7 on the 2016 campaign.”

Molloy will close out the season on Sunday (May 1) with its final conference game of the year versus UDC at 1 p.m. Please visit for more information!

Senior Night for Molloy Lions

Photo by: Katie O'Brien

Photo by: Katie O’Brien

Wednesday, April 27th- The Lions looked to defeat The Dowling Lions while also honoring their nine seniors. Unfortunately Dowling would end up on top at the final buzzer.

The contest was played at John A. Darcy Field in Rockville Centre, home of the Molloy Lions. Senior midfielder Katie O’Brien had two goals and two assists for Molloy College. These statistics weren’t enough to defeat the Dowling Lions, dropping the competition 12-8.

Dowling College leads the East Coast Conference undefeated.

According to, “Freshman Brianna Wilson and sophomore Jessica Markowitz each added two goals with Wilson winning eight draw controls on the night. Senior defender Chelsea Bauer had three caused turnovers in the effort and red-shirt junior goalie Caroline Winters made seven saves for the maroon and white. Molloy had a 3-1 lead at the halftime break but Dowling scored 11 goals including a run of five in a row to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 7-4 advantage. Senior Emma Ferreira and junior Katie Meinecke each scored four goals for the visitors in the win.”

The Molloy Lions will travel to Philly on April 30th to take on the Chestnut Hill Firebirds, also playing their last conference game against UDC on May 1st. For more information regarding the Molloy Women’s Lacrosse Team please visit!

“As I Am” Cabaret hosted at Noel S. Ruiz Theater

Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 12.28.47 PMThe Noel S. Ruiz Theater, located in Oakdale, New York, recently put up a cabaret hosted by a local performer.  The theater recently had it’s name changed from “CM Performing Arts Center” to it’s current name as a tribute to it’s founder, Noel S. Ruiz, who passed away in January of 2015.

Kyle Petty, a returning performer at the theater, had grown very close to Noel and wanted to do a cabaret in his honor.  Kyle organized his cabaret, called “As I Am” in which he performs songs and monologues about overcoming hardships in life and fighting through obstacles that life throws at you.  The cabaret premiered Sunday, April 24th and after selling out the entire 150 seat venue, added another performance for Sunday, May 1st. “I couldn’t believe the amount of people who showed up” said Petty.  “It’s such an incredible feeling knowing I have such supportive people in my life.  Performing is one of my favorite things and I am so honored that others love it as much as I do”

To purchase tickets to “As I Am, An Evening with Kyle Petty” or more information about the Noel S. Ruiz Theater, please visit

Children of Eden at the Cultural Arts Playhouse

000175_squareThis weekend the Cultural Arts Playhouse in Syosset is opening Children of Eden, a beautiful story of Adam and Eve in act one followed by the story of Noah and his family in act two.

The show has been directed by Tony Frangipane, and this is his first show he has directed at the new theatre since they moved from Plainview. Tony is very excited and says he has waited to do this show for years. “The music is amazing and is composed by the same person who did Working the musical and Wicked!”

Michael Marmann, a sophomore in the CAP21 at Molloy, plays Cain in act 1 and Japeth in act 2. Cain is Adam and Eve’s first son and Abel’s older brother. Cain doesn’t believe that Father will take them back to Eden so he runs off and trys to convince Abel to come with him resulting in a terrible accident. In act 2 Japeth is Noah’s son along with Ham and Shem. Japeth sneaks Yonah onto the arch for love even though Noah did not allow it.

The show runs from April 29th until May 22nd. For tickets and more information visit



Cultural Arts Playhouse Announces Summer Season

The Cultural Arts Playhouse, located in Syosset, New York, is well known for it’s main-stage summer performances. With past shows like Rent, Grease, All Shook Up, Ragtime, and American Idiot, CAP has quite the resume.

This past Thursday, CAP announced that it’s 2016 summer season would consist of three shows – 42nd Street, In The Heights, and Tommy. Each show will rehearse for three weeks and run for three weeks. These three shows were chosen specifically for their differences in order to make the season more exciting. 42nd street features a chorus girl who has to fill in for the starring role at the last minute, stealing the show. In The Heights tells the story of Nina Rosario, a young girl from Washington Heights who returns home after being away from school to tell her parents she has failed out.  The story follows her family and friends over the course of three days as they help Nina plan her future.  Tommy, which has music based on The Who’s album “Tommy”, tells the exhilarating story of hope, healing, and spirit of a young disabled boy who triumphs over his hardships.

Bruce Grossman, owner and director at the Cultural Arts Playhouse, said that these shows were chosen for a very specific reason.  “They all tell stories about people who overcome hardships and make their dreams a reality.” Grossman said.

For more information about auditions and performances, visit

Trump Sweeps, Clinton Nearly Sweeps

Businessman Donald Trump (Left), Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Right)

Businessman Donald Trump (Left), Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Right)

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had big victories on Tuesday during five states presidential primary races.

Businessman Donald Trump won all five contests in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, with at least double digit wins in all states, winning by nearly forty percent in a large portion of the contests. After his win Donald Trump looks toward the general election as he moves closer to the needed 1,237 delegates to wrap up the Republican nomination. He currently holds 988 delegates.

On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton trounced Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in all contests save for one, Rhode Island. Clinton won by large and comfortable margins in all other states. Clinton moves closer to wrapping up her own nomination with 1666 pledged delegates out of the needed 2383. Sanders lags behind with 1359. This figure however does not reflect super delegates who can change their vote whenever and however they feel. Including super delegates Clinton’s lead balloons to 2168 to Sanders 1401.

While the race for their party’s nominations is not yet over, it increasingly looks likely that the showdown for the White House will be Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump.

Children With Food Allergies Can Cost Parents More

Courtesy of Google

Courtesy of Google

A new study done recently found that children that have food allergies can cost their families more.

A new study published this week in Pediatrics found that food-allergic children from households that earn less than $50,000 a year incur 2.5 times the cost of emergency room visits and hospital stays compared with their peers from families that are in a higher-income bracket“, says the LA Times.

1,643 children partook in this study. The children were split up into three categories. Children of families that make less that $50,000 per year, those families that make $50,000 to $100,000 per year, and families that make $100,000 or more a year. To read more about the results of this study, visit the article here

The Times also states that a main reason for the expenses are the  paid for our of pocket are the allergy free food, allergy panel tests, and preventative measures such as Epi-Pen.

Samantha Esposito, someone who suffers from having a food allergy, says “having a food allergy sucks because it limits me. I have to be careful when I eat out and it is unavoidable”.

Children that have food allergies tend to cost more for their families. To find out more about this, visit your local pediatrician.