Famous mystery novelist and semiprofessional detective Merope Cooper has only one thing on her mind as her ship departs for a transatlantic voyage: taking a nap. But a passenger has vanished, and murder is suspected! Can the audience help Merope Cooper get to the bottom of this before she sleeps…with the fishes?! This You-Decide-Homicide puts you in the Captain’s chair for a tale of intrigue on the high seas, featuring the music of Peaches and Crime!
BLAST Present’s HALLOQUEEN SPOOKTACULAR starring the DIVAS AFTER DARK, hosted by Katrina & DeDe Kupps and featuring Monrow Sedgwick, Dusty Boxx, Peaches Eclair, & Justin Saine. This show is guaranteed to be a night of Tricks and Treats! Join in on the fun and come in costume and participate in our costume contest with prizes for funniest, scariest, and sexiest!
Tony Villecco, Tenor
John Isenberg, Piano
Tenor Tony Villecco has performed since age ten. A believer in community service, this is his third Broadway Benefit Concert. He has performed benefit concerts for Roberson Museum and Science Center and Ti-Ahwaga Community Playhouse where he raised funds for both the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and the Binghamton Pride Coalition. With John Isenberg he has given benefit recitals for both the Southern Tier AIDS program as well as CHOW. He is delighted to be returning to Cider Mill Stage this fall where partial proceeds will benefit the Broome County Humane Society.
Nick Cristano may be living the life of a modern young professional in New York City, but his loving grandparents never let him forget where he belongs: in New Jersey, in the bosom of his tenacious, tender-hearted, loud, loving, and well-fed Italian-American grandparents, who live two doors down from each other in Hoboken, and who lavish all of their affection on their last unmarried grandchild. Faithfully, Nick goes “over the river” to Grandma’s house every week for Sunday dinner. When he is offered an important promotion in Seattle, Washington, Nick threatens to break this routine by a distance of some 2,800 miles! Frank, Aida, Emma, and Nunzio are heartbroken at the prospect of their beloved grandson raising a family all the way across the country—or worse, not raising a family at all! Besides the usual tactics of emotional blackmail, in order to keep him safe at home, these wily elders cook up a matchmaking scheme, inviting lovely nurse Caitlin O’Hare over for Sunday dinner. Will the prospect of true love keep Nick from moving across the country? Over the River and Through the Woods is a warm-hearted, boisterously funny, and touching story about intergenerational relationships, deep familial love, and the inevitable little heartbreaks that occur as time passes and children grow.
God Bless Us Everyone! The Southern Tier’s Holiday Tradition returns to the Cider Mill Stage for its 42nd year. The original production of this A Christmas Carol debuted in December 1979, John Bielenberg and the original 1979 cast members, infused the Dickens tale with warm and unique qualities that brought joy to generations of theatregoers and have kept the production timeless.
Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus is a reimagining of the lives of Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This provocative work weaves a confrontation between mediocrity and genius into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power. In the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical genius of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salieri has given himself to God so that he might realize his sole ambition to be a great composer. Mozart is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri’s envious grasp: Genius.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick… Boom!. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theater. Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, three actors and a band, Tick, Tick… Boom! takes you on the playwright/composer’s journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue and, yet, Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. Set in 1990, this compelling story of personal discovery is presented as a rock musical filled with instantly appealing melodies and a unique blend of musical theater styles.
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down produc-tion of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn’t work. So what’s an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film’s stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.
Meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, who arrives to put some polish on the boys. Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Duke to send the whole situation spinning. The ‘60s hits say it all: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on my Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” and “The Glory of Love.” Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Musical Award, Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering— let’s hear it for the boys!
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