7/16/2010 - HCAC: Rodgers & Hammerstein's: A Grand Night for Singing, A Musical Revue

Teaneck New Theatre (TNT) presents A Grand Night for Singing, a musical revue conceived by Walter Bobbie and showcasing the songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein. A Grand Night for Singing, the third production of TNT’s 24th season, is directed by Teaneck resident Marilyn Schilkie. Alice Aiello of Weehawken serves as musical director. Show dates: July 16-August 1.
Show place: The Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, 39 Broadway, Hackensack. Show times: 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. Here’s a sampling of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classics that will be heard in new, innovative ways: “Hello, Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance?” and “Something Wonderful” from The King and I; “The Surrey With the Fringe on Top” and “Oh What A Beautiful Mornin’” from Oklahoma!; “A Wonderful Guy,” “Some Enchanted Evening” and “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair” from South Pacific; “If I Loved You” from Carousel; “It Might as Well Be Spring” and “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” from State Fair. Also on the bill are well-known songs and less familiar gems from Allegro, The Sound of Music, Flower Drum Song, Me and Juliet, Pipe Dream and Cinderella.  


The singers selected to interpret this grand music are, in alphabetical order: Gloria Barone of Ft. Lee; Dawn A. Cardona, a Garfield resident; Elaine Enright of Secaucus; Union City resident Beatriz Esteban-Messina; Gus Ferrari of Montclair; N. Arlington resident Ray Parker; Randy Pradera of Union City; and Haworth’s Vanessa Rappa. Teaneck resident Elliot Pollack serves as producer. Jennifer Tardibuono of New Milford is stage manager.

Tickets for A Grand Night for Singing are $18; $15 for students and seniors; and $12 for theatre parties of 10 or more. Opening night only: Two tickets for the price of one. For reservations and information, call TNT at (201) 692-0200. Visit TNT’s web site at www.go-tnt.org for directions to the theatre and for online credit card ticket purchases through Theatermania (212 352-3101 or 1-866 811-4111).


Coming next from TNT: Rabbit Hole, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by David Lindsay-Abaire, takes the stage October 15-31 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Teaneck.