Comedians Regina DeCicco and Tara Cannistraci, an original musical parody making fun of the challenges of everything from opening a bag of potato chips to new technology, and a production of "The Return of the Golden Girls" with Sophia wanting to become a nun will headline at The Manor Club Theatre in October. All the performances will be open to the public.
The revival of productions at TMC Theater recalls the 1970s when local audiences saw neighbors perform in "Guys and Dolls," "Cactus Flower," "Call Me Madam," "Fantastiks" and "Mame."
Here is this October's lineup for the 340-seat TMC Theatre:
Comedians next Tuesday afternoon, Oct 1 at 1:30pm—
Regina DeCicco and Tara Cannistraci, members of the Friars Club, will perform on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 1:30pm. Admission is $10 if not a TMC member, free for members.
Regina DeCicco is the warm-up comic for ABC's "The View." Sometimes you can hear her on "The Howard Stern Show" on Sirius XM where she is a guest contributor. She made her television debut on AXS-TV's "Live at Gotham" and has been often featured on FOX's "Laughs."
Tara Cannistraci, an Italian-American Bronxite stand-up comedian, uses her New York upbringing as the foundation for her take on observational comedy. Seen regularly on stage, film, television and off-Broadway in New York City, throughout the US and Canada, she travels regionally as well with Danny Aiello's Italian Chicks and both produces and performs for Chazz Palminteri's Child Reach Foundation.
The Musical Parody "Plastically Challenged" on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2:30pm and an optional pre-Brunch at 1:00pm—
"Plastically Challenged," a musical parody with 9 songs, was written by Mauro Contrastano, a retired lawyer with extensive experience in community theater as an actor, director and writer. He decided to write the script when he personally experienced trouble opening a bag of potato chips, unwrapping a DVD or tried to use a newly purchased cellphone and tablet.
"I changed the lyrics of some songs and poke fun at these things," he said.
The cast includes veterans of community theater, including Ruth Chiamulera, who grew up in Pelham, Eric Goche and Jeannine Padula Goche, who currently live in Pelham. Also in the cast are Carmela Sirico and Gary Skidmore as well as Director/Narrator Contrastano. Music Director is Donna Cribari.
The Sunday afternoon of Oct. 6 will start with an optional brunch at 1:00PM where those attending can meet with a squad of high schoolers who will assist attendees with questions about cell phones, iPads or any small electronic devices that can be brought to the show that day (hand held devices only!)
The price for the brunch (including Tech Squad assistance), the show and the dessert following the show is $45; for the show and dessert only the price is $20.
"The Return of the Golden Girls” on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:00pm—
Ready for a hearty laugh? Or to share one by bringing a guest?
"The Golden Girls Return" to TMC (via the acting talents of club members) with a major dilemma: Sophia has decided to join a convent and become—a Nun! The "Girls" and the Nun are beside themselves, and fun-filled mayhem ensues as they lament "How Do We Solve a Problem like Sophia?" Admission $15 for non TMC members, free for members. The main members of the cast are Rose - Kathi Mangan, Sophia - Claire Nappi, Dorothy - Ann Rende and Blanche - Elena Barnabei. The performance is drected by Loretta Ilustrato.
For any of the events, RSVP to The Manor Club via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-738-1528. The deadline for reservations for comedians DeCicco and Cannistraci: Friday noon, September 27. The deadline for the "Plastically Challenged" Brunch: Thursday, Oct. 3 because space is limited; walk ins for the show are welcomed. The deadline fo "The Golden Girls Return": Monday, Oct. 28 although walk-ins welcomed.