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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cab Calloway Awards Honor Westchester's Best !

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On  Tuesday, November 24, 2009, The Westchester Broadway Theatre hosted the Cab Calloway Lifetime Achievement Awards. The recipients are recognized for their body of work, dedication and contribution to some aspect of the performing arts in Westchester County.

Honorees: Dr. Donald Antonecchia, Pat Shaw, Cagle & John McDonald

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Cab Calloway Awards at WBT!

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On  Tuesday , November 24, 2009, The Westchester Broadway Theatre will be hosting the Cab Calloway Lifetime Achievement Awards.  Cab Calloway was a resident of Elmsford, N.Y. for approximately 34 years. His career spanned over six decades and was highlighted by his work on stage, film, television and in the recording industry. The Cab Calloway Lifetime Achievement Awards are meant to honor his commitment to excellence in the performing arts as well as his dedication and support for young, rising talent. The recipients are recognized for their body of work, dedication and contribution to some aspect of the performing arts in Westchester County. The awards were established by George Puello in 2001.  The special guest presenter will be Cecelia (Ce Ce) CallowayGuest appearances by; Dancing sensation, Lisa LaTouche, Christine DiTota, The PMT Divas: Jeanne McCabe, Paulette Oliva, Elise Godfrey, and Chris Jamison. The Pleasantville High School Jazz Band, The Clock Tower Players, The Lighthouse Youth Ensemble and much more. Also featuring selections from George Puello's new musical,  Cleopatra. The Musical director is George Croom.  A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit the Cab Calloway Foundation, which is currently in negotiations to purchase  back Cab Calloway's house in Elmsford, and restore the house to have it serve as a point of interest in NY complete with an educational and research center.  It is rich in History and served as the "beehive" of creativity for such musical luminaries as Count Basie.  As well, some proceeds will benefit individual charities chosen by each recipient. 

THE 2009 HONOREES
Dr. DONALD  ANTONECCHIA:Superintendent of the Pleasantville Union Free School District. He is a longtime supporter of the Performing Arts in the Pleasantville Schools, Saw Mill Summer Theatre and the Westchester Dreamcoats. His Dedication to the Arts in the Pleasantville Schools has resulted in one of the most respected programs in the state of New York and beyond.

CAGLE McDONALD and JOHN McDONALD:  Cagle founded and ran the Performing Arts Center, Cagle & Company Arts Warehouse in Dobbs Ferry until 2006. She is presently the Artistic Director of the Clock Tower Players, at the Irvington Town Hall Theatre. This inspired teacher/director/producer has directed and produced numerous shows in the County.  Her career as an actress includes stage, film and television credits.  John McDonald is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama. With many Broadway and off-Broadway credits, he is known to many for his portrayal of Dr. Frank Grant on ABC-TV's All My Children and Lt. Art Hindman on Loving. The thrust of their work is developing young talent in the area.

 PAT SHAW: A long time Westchester actress, producer, former PMT board member and "hoofer", is presently a Las Vegas resident. Pat has appeared as Dolly Levi, Mama Rose, Adelaide, Mame, Yente, and Mrs., Mullens, to name a few. She was the Associate Producer at The Theatre Place and appeared at Mahopac Farm Playhouse, as well as was a renowned choreographer and a vital member of pmt's board in the 1980's and 1990's. She produced some 25 major musicals. 

JOHN BANKS, EdD:  The Director of the Performing Arts, K-12, in the Briarcliff School District. His great skills as a Conductor have earned his choirs their gold medals at NYSSMA and he actively supports an award winning musical theatre program at the Briarcliff High School.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gobble, Gobble!

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A Thanksgiving Feast & A Broadway Treat!

Enjoy a fabulous Thanksgiving Buffet!
See the critically acclaimed musical, 42ND STREET!
It all happens on November 26th,
Buffet at 1pm and the show begins at 3pm.
$75 per person. $67 for Seniors. $52 for Kids 16 & under.
Call the box office (914) 592-2222

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Girls' Night Out!!

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It's raining men!
A cast of sexy Aussies removing their clothes, one item at a time.
Cheesy? Check!
Hot bodies? Check!
Loads of screaming women? Check!
Lip syncing & choreographed dances? Check!
Props, like pirate wear & ladders? Check!
It all adds up to a fun night.
Ladies! Forget your inhibitions, just go for it!

THUNDER FROM... DOWN UNDER
-Forbes Traveler named Thunder one of sexiest reviews in Las Vegas.
-Winner: Best of Las Vegas - 4 years in a row!
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 17 & 18. $75. for Dinner & show.