Just off Broadway Announces Take-Over of the Railroad Playhouse, Presents "It's a Wonderful Life"

December 2012, from the archives

Joyce A. Presutti, Executive Artistic Director of Just Off Broadway, Inc., is pleased to announce Just Off Broadway, Inc., will operate the renovated Historic West Shore train station located in Newburgh, NY!  (!!!!!!) The Newburgh theater company will continue to utilize the space for theatrical performances and will be taking over the day-to-day operations, management, and programming at the Water St. location.

JOB, Inc. will continue to provide the Hudson Valley with family friendly musicals, plays and concerts
 and 'Theatrical Academy' technique classes. JOB, inc. gratefully acknowledges Railroad Playhouse and are very proud that the organization "laid the tracks" in order to help bring Just Off Broadway, Inc. (originally established in Newburgh in 1986) back to its original home.
 
In a message to subscribers last week Railroad Playhouse owners Jen and Seth Soloway announced the changing-of-hands and canceled upcoming programming at the Railroad Playhouse adding, "Just Off Broadway has graciously offered to honor any remaining Railroad Playhouse membership tickets for their upcoming performances in their 2012/2013 Season, and we will happily arrange those tickets for you as we make this transition." Jen and Seth and turning their efforts to providing much-needed arts-in-education programs - i.e. curriculum-based classroom projects - to students in Newburgh and the surrounding areas.
 
 
To ring in the holiday season - Just Off Broadway, Inc. presents: It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play. It promises* to be unique evening of live theatre for all audiences! Six actors will portray all of your favorite characters in Bedford Falls while you experience a 1947 radio broadcast complete with live sound effects and music of the story that has been a holiday movie favorite for decades!
 
Glen Macken stars as George Bailey; Cat Capolupo as Mary Bailey; Craig Patrick Browne, A.J. Hankins, and Amanda Baumler as Mr. Potter, Clarence, Mr. Martini, Ernie, Bert, Violet Bick, Aunt Tilly, Sam Wainwright, and the other memorable denizens of Bedford Falls. John Marro will be behind the “Foley Table” and perform the dozens of fascinating, live sound effects as they were used in the days of live radio broadcasts.
 

 

In the spirit of the season JOB, Inc. is a designated collection point for Toys for Tots collection efforts spearheaded by the USMC.

Since 1947, the Marines have donated toys to needy children through their Toys For Tots program.
 
Tickets for "It's a Wonderful Life" are available at discount prices online of $12.50 and $15.00 with a credit card or through the Website.
On December 12th during the 7pm performance the show will Broadcast LIVE to the Greater Hudson Valley on 92.1 LITE-FM to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  All tickets are $25.00 and all proceeds go to JDRF! (Sponsored by Morehead Honda) tickets available through the website.
 
During all performances please note that all seats are Reserved. There is no general seating.
 
Performance Dates and Times:
 
Thursday, December 6th 7:30PM Preview All Seats $12.50
Friday, December 7th 7:30PM Opening Night
Saturday, December 8th 2:00PM (No Evening Performance)
Sunday, December 9th 2:00PM
Thursday, December 13th 7:30PM
Friday, December 14th 7:30PM
Saturday, December 15th 2:00PM (No Evening Performance)
Sunday, December 16th 2:00PM
 
Finding a home in Newburgh is a blessing for Just Off Broadway who have been fighting their way through a barage of unanticipated roadblocks in order to land professional community theater back home in Newburgh. For Joyce and the Just Off Broadway, Inc team this take-over is something of a miracle on Water St.
 
Tickets will be available at the door for $15.00 & $20.00 with cash, check, or major credit card.
Special Group Rates for 15 or more.
Please call 845-875-4325 for group reservations. x 03
 
 
*not literally a promise -  an opinion based on past performance. :)