Local Theater Company Uses Star Power to Help Raise Funds for Sprinkler System

Just Off Broadway is what's hot in community theater. How hot? you ask...so hot they have to install a sprinkler system. Well that's half true. The company is raising money for a sprinkler system, but only so that they can continue using their performance space at St. Joseph's School in New Windsor. How do they plan to do this? Glad you asked! They have planned a star-studded afternoon where you - yes, you - will be their honored guest. Mingle at the casual late afternoon cocktail party - the social event will feature a variety of tease performances centered around the 2012 performance season and also a sampling of delicious food and cocktails* (for guests 21+)..come quite literally "Taste the Season". If you go you can expect French Cuisine from the Phantom of the Opera table, "Pirate Food" at Pirates of Penzance, Viennese delicacies from The Sound of Music, a delicious spread of sweets at the Seussical the Musical table, Cuban/American comfort food served by A Few Good Men, and traditional Holiday goodies from It’s A Wonderful Life.

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The theater company has been operating out of the Newburgh, NY area since 1986 (formerly Heritage Entertainment out of Mandel's Grand St. Theatre). The non-profit is being headed by the winning theatrical team of Joyce Presutti and Ed Romanoff and is dressed up in style by a well-suited board of trustees. The company altogether rests in the very capable hands of a knowledgeable advisory board and is being buzzed about thanks to an organically growing collection of sincerely talented performers.

Featured Youth Ensemble Members Brooke, Jeremy and Amelia

The sprinkler system—a $75,000 undertaking—must be installed so that the show can go on. Without it, the company will not be able to continue using the space at St. Joseph's school. The property, under ownership by the Archdiosece was Grandfathered in prior to establishment of the local ordinance. The school building is currently vacant. Just off Broadway's "Tastes of the Season" fundraiser will fuse some of the Hudson Valley's most talented performers in combination with Broadway Stars (details below).

Local Stars Mary, Nick and Rich will be there!

Scheduled to perform are The Just Off Broadway Theatre Ensemble featuring local stars:Mary Ellen Nelligar, Rich Hotaling, Nick Butler, Glen Macken and the Just off Broadway Youth Ensemble Members ft. Brooke Garfinkle, Amelia Allen and Jeremy Lanuti.

(Andrea - Ken - Charles)

Joining the Ensemble will be Broadway stars Andrea Rivette (Jekyll & Hyde, Miss Saigon), Kenneth Kantor (Phantom of the Opera, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Charles Pistone (Kiss of the Spiderman, The Most Happy Fella, Saturday Night Fever), Brian Michael Hoffman (Seussical the Musical, Annie), Jane Brockman (A Christmas Carol, She Loves Me), Ed Romanoff (Hairspray, The most Happy Fella), and a welcome back to Sally Swallow - narrator of last summer's smash hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.


With musical direction by Hannah Blair Butler - well-loved choral director from of Marlboro, NY and Steven Cuevas of New York City.

This will be a non-stop, exciting afternoon of excep-tional talent, food, and fun!

Where: The Broadway Club Room  @ Salisbury Mills Fire Department

 2128 Route 94/Salisbury Mills, NY 12577

When: Sunday, April 15, 2012, 3 PM to 6 PM

Cost: $50.00 per person (tax deductible)

Tickets are available at the door by cash or check or through the website.

To Make Reservations Call: 845-875-4325

Email: info@justoffbwy.com