BY GEORGE J. DACRE
Jakub Spisak, a foreign exchange student at Ramapo High School, won for best Acting Performance in the Metropolitan High School Theatre Awards ceremony given out at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theatre In Peekskill Monday. Gregory DeCola, who played Herbert Parchester in Tappan Zee High School’s “Me and My Girl,” and Eileen O’Connor, who played Tess in “Crazy For You at Ramsey, N.J. High School, tied for the Featured Ensemble member Metro. Alec Tucker who played Bill Snibson in Tappan Zee High School’s “Me And My Girl” won for best Comic Performance, Dennis Predovic won for best Secenic Design in Rockland Country Day School’s “Into The Woods.”
A one -night performance in memory of the late Dorina DiLullo, who appeared in many Westchester Broadway Theatre productions, is scheduled at the Theatre June 17 at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the concert will go towards the Dorina DiLullo Memorial Trust set up to lend aid to her children and loved ones in the wake of her passing. Performers will recreate many of Dorinas roles that she performed and musicians will recreate a rock band that Dorina sang with at Saw Mill Theatre. There will be a cocktail reception and silent auction at the event. Information at 914-592-2222.
Borderline Music Club has rescheduled the Mara Levine concert for Sunday June 23 at the New City Volunteer Ambulance Corps building in New City. Mara’s new CD was #1 on the Folk DJ Chart for January. Talented friends of Mara’s, Stu Markus, Hillary Foxsong, Gerry McKevenly, Caroline Cutroneo, Bob Harris, Bob Wright, Loretta Hagen, Terry Rivel, Terry Kitchen, Mike Agranoff, Rusty and Jan, Barbara Novick and Renee Paddock will also perform at the event from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets and information at 845-354-4586.
The Rockland County Choral Society is conducting a Summer Sings series in celebration of it’s 75 years of operation in Rockland County. On June 10 it will be Giovanni Puccini’s Messa di Gloria conducted by Philip Hageman at Nauraushaun Presbyterian Church, 51 Sickletown Road, Pearl River. Information from Sharon Aperto 845-418-6226.
Tickets are on sale now for Poco’s appearance at the Newton, N.J. Theatre August 1 at p.m. 973-383-3700.
“The Sound of Music: Up next at Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, opening June 13 and running through August 11. Tickets at 914-592-2222 or broadwaytheatre.com. Franki Valli’s tribute “Let’s Hang On” at WBT Special Gold Star Event Saturday August 10.
“Laughter on the 23rd Floor” by Neil Simon opens Friday, June 7 at Antrim Playhouse Wesley Hills. It is about young Neil Simon’s times as a comedy writer on the Sid Caesar show in New York City. Tickets at antrimplayhouse.com.
“Class” with Richard Kline continues at Penguin Repertory, Stony Point through Sunday June 9. Tickets at 845-786-2873.
The Refugee All Stars, Antibalas, Sierra Leone’s refugee All Stars, Red Baratt, Vieux Farkas Toure, Delhi 2 Dublin, Buffy St. Marie, Joane Shenandoah and Martha Redbone all performing at the Clearwater Festival, Croton On Hudson June 15 and 16 bringing world music to the event. Scottmusicconsultant.net for information.
The Empire Raceway concert series at Empire Casino and ractetrack in Yonkers has lined up big name talent for it’s Summer Concert series starting June 16 with KC and The Sunshine Band, June 23 Travis Tritt, June 30 America, July 7 Chris Isaak, July 14 Blues Traveler, July 21 Three Dog Night, July 28 Kansas, August 4 Leånne Rimes, August 11 Rock N Blues Fest, August 18 Kenny Rogers, August 25 TBA, September 1 Kevin McGraw, September 8, Kenny Loggins and September 18 Smokey Robinson. Ticket information at empirecitycasino.com promotions.