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SOOP Theatre Company will kick off its 2019/2020 season with an evening of dinner, cocktails and entertainment on Saturday, Oct. 5, while showing off their new home, the 530 Studios at 530 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY.

The festivities begin at 7:00pm, with cocktails and dinner, catered by Modern Restaurant and Lounge of New Rochelle. An evening of vocal performances will follow, led by Broadway's John Treacy Egan (My Fair Lady, Sister Act, The Little mermaid, Jekyll and Hyde and The Producers) accompanied by Brandon Grayson, with additional performances by four SOOP alums, Saraa Romanello, Maggie Gilland, Andrew O'Brien and Maggi Solimine, plus a sneak-peek performance from SOOP's upcoming high school musical Chicago and some surprise local guests!

A wonderful night is guaranteed for all! Tickets are $100 per person in advance or $125 at the door if available, but space is limited and already beginning to fill. For more details and to make your reservation, please go to www.sooptheatre.org. 

SOOP Theatre Companysr new 2019/2020 season incudes the Chicago High School Edition (grades 9 - 12) and The Wizard of Oz (grades 3 - 8), SOOP has added to its professional roster productions with Vanities The Musical, Love Letters (starring Christine Pedi, John Treacy Egan, Nellie O'Brien and Paul Romanello), Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge and the U.S. premiere of the Ken Kwek critically acclaimed TThis Is What Happens to Pretty Girls. Additionally, there will be the SOOP TO NUTS playwriting festival and two holiday TYA performances - A Charlie Brown Christmas and The Adventures of Peter Cottontail, bringing a full season of theatrical experiences for all ages to the Pelham community.

"We wanted to really hit the ground running", Artistic Director Paul Romanello stated. "We began in 1998 in NYC, but pushed our professional presence to the back burner for a while and began again in Pelham ten years ago with programs for kids. We had a couple of professional presentations at The Manor Club (home for the last ten years), but now that we're in our own space we wanted to make a statement of commitment to SOOP being a true regional alternative to Westchester theatre in our home town of Pelham."

Mr. Romanello went on to say that the season is very diversified, capturing various styles and concepts that round out their mission. 'We have a little something for everyone!", he said jokingly. "Besides the kids programs, which have grown, we now get to give some attention to local authors; we have something to offer our young professional alums, who are out treading the boards; we get to feature something more topical and controversial and we get to throw a classic American playwright in the mix! All in all, a days work well done - we hope!"

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