BY GEORGE J. DACRE
The spring theater season is warming up in local playhouses, churches and high schools.
“The Music Man” opens this Friday March 13 at Nyack High School. It will be “Aida” at North Rockland High School also debuting Friday. “The Deathtrap’s” opening night is also Friday at Antrim Playhouse in Wesley Hills. “West Side Story” is scheduled next month at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford. “Camelot” also continues into early April at WBT.
Tom Chapin’s Birthday Party is set for Sunday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at the First Reformed Church in Nyack with a special appearance by the Upper Nyack Elementary School chorus. The Swingaroos entertain tonight, March 12 at the 76 House in Tappan and Friday, March 13 at Olive’s in Nyack.
Ebon’ee Collens of Shades Repertory has been given the lead role of Esther in the upcoming production of “Intimate Apparel” at Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack. Ebon’ee can be seen tonight March 12 in Burqa and Rifle at Shades Theatre in Haverstraw. This is the story of an African American Muslim woman and a white European female intersected at the Mexican/American border near Brownsville, Texas.
“Seussical” at Nanuet High School opening Friday, March 13. John Flynn at the new Borderline Folk Music Club’s concert at the Nanuet Public Library Sunday, March 29 with Judy Kass opening the show. Joe Allen’s documentary “HV Honor Flight: Generation Bridge” premiers for Rockland County at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 15 at the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern. Officials of the Hudson River Honor Flight along with Allen and the filmakers will participate in a discussion with the audience.
The Garner Arts Center partnering, with the Arts Council of Rockland will present “Runaway and Join The Circus” with the Grace Circus and Mr. Amazing (aka Carlo Pellegrini) April 11 at 2 p.m. at the Center in Garnerville.
Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway feature a concert and conversation with Elliot Forrest, Thursday, March 26 at the First reformed Church in Nyack.