The Molloy College Performing Arts Club presented “Catch Me If You Can” in the Hays Theatre from Thursday April 14th to Sunday April 17th for the Molloy Community.
The lights dimmed, the spotlight grew and the show began with Jason Kloos as Frank Abagnale Jr coming out on stage wowing the audience with just the first note he sang. The dance ensemble joined him on stage to sing “Live in Living Color” to start off the night on a upbeat note.
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The audience loved the show but the cast and crew might have even had a better time working on the show. Tara Burns, one of the members of the dance ensemble said “Catch Me If You Can was such a fun experience! I loved every single second of the show. MPAC worked really hard to put on this amazing show and we couldn’t have made it possible without everyone’s dedication and hard work. Being apart of this musical was the best thing that happened to me my freshman year of college.”
The night ended with the entire cast dazzling the audience with a shocking twist and a performance by Jason Kloos and Jared Grossman that had the audience on their feet applauding the two men for quite some time.
Excelsior Theater, formally known as Suffolk Theater Arts & Recreation, will be putting on a production of Spring Awakening this June. The theater, run by cousins Michael Creta and Brian Viccaro, was founded in August of 2012. Brian and Michael, together with the help of their friends and family built the company from scratch, and put up several successful productions, from a broadway revenue entitled “A Night With The STAR’s”, a stage adaptation of hit movies like The Breakfast Club and Last Five Years, and a straight play entitled Dog Sees God, a dark adaptation of Charlie Brown. In 2015, Suffolk Theater Arts & Recreation changed their name to Excelsior Theater, with reverence to the New York State motto meaning “ever-upward”
Nik Sorocenski, secretary and co-founder of Excelsior theater
Spring Awakening, a dark, rock musical written by Duncan Sheik tells the story of teens in 19th century Germany who are discovering themselves and the struggles of teenage sexuality. “I think it’s the perfect show to do in a small, blackbox theater like this.”, said Nik Sorocenski, secretary of Excelsior theater. “This is my first time directing and I’m so excited that my first time is on such an incredible show like this.”
Auditions for Spring Awakening will be held on Tuesday, March 15th at Revelations Dance Center in Nesconset. For more information on auditions, shows, or to purchase tickets visit http://suffolktheatreartsrec.com/
Broadhollow Theatre Company performed their closing show of Dreamgirls at their Elmont location over the weekend. The show ran from February 6th through February 27th and was quite a hit.
Alicia Bagley played the full-figured lead singer, Effie White, who is accompanied Deena Jones and Lorrell Robinson to form the Dreamettes. Alicia says she is incredibly thankful for the opportunity to do such an amazing show. She has never seen the Broadway production but has seen the movie and aspired to fulfill the role of Effie as Jennifer Hudson did in the movie.
Steffy Jolin, who plays Lorrell Robinson, has been in many productions over the years! She recently did Footloose at the old Plainview location of the Cultural Arts Playhouse over the summer and strayed off to Broadhollow Theatre Company to audition for Dreamgirls. “When I heard about it I couldn’t pass up the opportunity” says Steffy. Her next show will be back at the Cultural Arts Playhouse in Syosset. She will be a Hotbox Girl in Guys and Dolls running March 18th through April 10th. For tickets visit http://www.culturalartsplayhouse.com
Broadhollow Theatre Company has a second location in East Islip called Bayway Arts Center. Their next show will be I Ought To Be in The Pictures. For more information visit their website http://www.broadhollow.org
Good morning Baltimore! This past weekend the brand new Cultural Arts Playhouse in Syosset had their closing show of Hairspray! This production made a great impression being the first mainstage show at this new location. CAP moved from Plainview to Syosset creating a bigger and better space. The new theatre has more audience seating, a bigger dressing room and a larger stage for incredible sets. Choreographer Eliana K-Lichtman says “I’m glad the dancers have a bigger space to dance in and now more people can fit on stage.” Sunday February 21, the theatre for Hairspray was so packed they almost sold out! What a great closing show! The new space has created a buzz around Long Island. Verizon FIOS, Newsday, and My Long Island TV have taken this opportunity to do a special on CAP’s opening show.
The Cultural Arts Playhouse has been entertaining audiences and finding talent for 20 years! We can expect good things to come. To purchase tickets for any of the upcoming shows or more information visit http://www.culturalartsplayhouse.com