| Open: 05/13/11 Close: 05/22/11
Narrows Community Theater presents 42nd Street!
Friday May 13 @ 8pm - Sat. May 14 @ 8pm - Sunday May 15 @ 3pm
Saturday May 21 @ 2pm & 8pm - Sunday May 22 @ 3pm
$20 Adults / $15 Seniors, Children, Students under 21
Purchase TICKETS ONLINE by going to our website: www.NarrowsCommunityTheater.com or Email: NCT@NCTheaterNY.com to reserve your tickets!
42nd Street is a musical with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin, and music by Harry Warren. The 1980 Broadway production, directed by an ailing Gower Champion and orchestrated by Philip J. Lang, won the Tony Award for Best Musical and became a long-running hit. The show was produced in London in 1984 (winning the Olivier Award for Best Musical) and its 2001 Broadway revival won the Tony for Best Revival.
Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and the subsequent 1933 film adaptation, it focuses on the efforts of famed dictatorial Great White Way director Julian Marsh to mount a successful stage production of a musical extravaganza at the height of the Great Depression.
1933, during the depression, New York & Philadelphia. 42nd Street is the address of the theatre. The new show is 'Pretty Lady'. This is the familiar story of a chorus girl who must take over as the star of the show on short notice when the lead performer is injured.
Peggy, 'the novice', has 'exactly thirty-six hours to learn twenty-five pages, six songs, and ten dance numbers'. By the next evening, Julian will have either 'a live leading lady or a dead chorus girl'. "...Sawyer, you're going out there a youngster but you've got to come back a star!"
* Peggy Sawyer – Ashley Foley
* Dorothy Brock – Kate Scott
* Julian Marsh – Michel Schneider
* Billy Lawlor – Sean Jarrell
* Pat Denning – Brian Ungaro
* Andy Lee – Audrey Mae DeRocker
* Bert Barry and Maggie Jones – James Martinelli & Cait Farrell
* Abner Dillon – Al Whidden
* Mac – Jane Cascone
* Ann Reilly (“Anytime Annie”) - Kimberly Anne Venable
* Lorraine Flemming - Liza Lucas
* Phyllis Dale - Marissa Giglio
* Gladys – Anna Chazelle
Fatima Afia, Gina Baccari, Jessica Battaglia, Justin Fenniman, Cathleen Giordano, Thomas Kafkalas, Timothy MacDonald, Timothy Ng, Jenna Marie Sparacio, Amanda Szymczak, Frankie Thomas, Frank Togni
About the Company: Narrows Community Theater, Inc.
Narrows Community Theater, Inc. (NCT) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in 1975, having produced a minimum two shows a year since 1971. Our activities and shows are open to the general public. In 2011 NCT will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary producing musical and non-musical theater. In recent years we have added both summer youth productions and a fully staged Christmas show to our regular season.
In addition to our shows, NCT offers opportunities to learn stage craft, musical theater performance, acting technique, dance, team work and the “business of show business”. In August 2006 NCT initiated a series of workshops designed to help our members and the public enhance their performing arts craftsmanship. We currently offer children and adult theater dance classes as well as singing and acting workshops.
NCT has a built-in, loyal audience who either live and/or work in the Bay Ridge area. A large portion of our audience is made up of senior citizens. NCT is able to offer them quality entertainment at a reasonable price.
NCT is grateful for the support of our elected officials all these years, and especially in these times of budget cuts. Last year we saw a 75% decrease in funding. We appeal to the Bay Ridge Community and local businesses to fill the vacuum and contribute tax-deductible dollars to support performing arts.
Membership is open to the public. Anyone who is 18 years of age or older can join Narrows Community Theater and there are no age restrictions for performers. We are always looking for volunteers to help behind the scenes.
| Open: 02/15/13 Close: 02/24/13
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and backstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. Noises Off is a play within a play. It is about an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors. The cast and crew are putting together a silly sex comedy titled, Nothing On - a single-set farce in which lovers frollic, doors slam, clothes are tossed away, and embarrassing hi-jinks ensue.
The three acts of Noises Off expose different phases of the disastrous show, Nothing On:
Act One: On stage during dress rehearsal.
Act Two: Backstage during a matinee performance.
Act Three: On stage during a delightfully ruined performance.
If you have never experienced theater as an actor or a crew member, then perhaps Noises Off is simply an entertaining show with a lot of laughs. However, for those of us who "tread the boards," Michael Frayn's Noises Off might very well be the funniest play ever written.