BY GEORGE J. DACRE
Rockland’s own Adam Chanler-Barat, who started his acting career in Clarkstown schools, is back on Broadway in New York City playing the lead male romantic role to Phillapa Soo in “Amelie,” the new musical story of an innocent, naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and along the way discovers love. Chanler-Barat plays Nino to Loo’s Amelie and you can see and hear how they make beautiful music on the “Amelie website. Adam has appeared on Broadway in “Next To Normal,” as Peter Pan in “Peter and the Starcatcher” and now “Amelie,” showing at Walter Kerr Theatre at 210 West 48th Street. Contact “Amelie” through Google.
Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford is bringing the best of broadway in the production “Broadway Tonite Live” May 23, dinner and show. Matinee and evening performances. Describing it as a fascinating and unforgettable journey through Broadways’s greatest musicals, producers Bob Funking and Bill Stutler say it is a great assembling of Broadway showstoppers from “West Side Story,” “Phantom Of The Opera,” “Cats,” “Jekyll And Hyde,” “A Chorus Line,” “Les Miserables,” “Cabaret,” “Jersey Boys,” “Anything Goes,” “Wicked,” “Chicago,” “42nd Street” and many, many more. Contact broadwaytheatre.com or 914-592-2222. On Mainstage now is “Mamma Mia.”
Penguin Repertory Theatre opens its 2017 season May 19 at the barn theatre on Cricketown Road with “Trayf” by Lindsay Joelle. Running weekends through June 11 “Trayf” is the story of Zalmy who lives a double life. By day, he seeks converts with his best friend Schmuel; by night he leaves his Orthodox community to roller skate and listen to rock n’ roll music. Trayf is the Yiddish word for “non-kosher. Contact penguinrep.org or 845-786-2873.
Twenty minute slots available for folksingers and performers at Borderline Folk Music Clubs upcoming fundraiser and Dylan songfest at the Nanuet Public Library 1:30 to 4:30 p.m Sunday May 28. Solos and small groups with music based on Dylan material invited to participate. Contact BorderlineFolkMusicClub@gmail.
The Acquin Players and the Humanities Council of Dominican College presenting Rockland Camerata with Mathew Rupcich conducting. Diana Hughes, accompanies a program of excerpts from Liebeslieder Watizer by Joahannes Brahms, Baroque music by Rossi and Hassler, movements from Duruffles Requiem and from Poulencs Gloria. African Spirituals, American Folk Songs and Musical Theatre Highlights. It will be at Rosary Hall Chapel in Orangeburg Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m. A reception will follow in the Lawrence Room after the concert. Contact Dominican College.
Rockland Theatre Company’s, Haverstraw Police Athletic League RTC Summer Theatre Camp will do “Beauty and the Beast” June 26 to July 14 with Chips cast performances July 13 and 14, Belle’s Cast July 14 and July 15 and Beast’s Cast July 28 and July 29. Information at rocklandtheatrecompany.com.
“Play With Your Food,” a new play reading series set by Penguin Repertory Theatre Monday evenings June 12, July 10, July 24 and August 14. There will be readings of new plays, preceding by a tasting from a local restaurant followed by a lively discussion among the author, actors and audience. Contact penguinrep.org or 845-786- 2873.
Desert Highway, a Tribute to the Eagles, returns to Westchester Broadway Theatre, Tuesday, May 16 dinner and concert, The group will do Take It Easy, Hotel California, Heartache Tonight. Desperado and many, many more Eagles Hits. Contact broadwaytheatre.com or 914-592-2222.