Coming up in May is our production of the comedy “Boeing Boeing” by Marc Camoletti. Translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans, presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
This Tony award-winning comedy has been called “a high-style, knee-slapping romp” through the age of glamorous jet-setting air travel and revolves around vintage 1960s playboy Bernard, an American living in Paris, who juggles romances with three gorgeous “air hostesses” with the help of his long-suffering housekeeper, Berthe.
“Boeing-Boeing” premiered in Paris in 1960, where it ran for 19 years and was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most performed French play throughout the world. The play was made into a movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerrry Lewis, and the 2008 revival became a multiple Tony-award smash Broadway hit.
“The latest edition of the play, named for an aircraft, soars right out of its time zone and into some unpolluted stratosphere of classic physical comedy,” says a New York Times review of the Broadway rendition.
The cast features new faces as well as Theater League alumni, including Louis Balsamo of Montclair, John Fraissinet of Nutley, Susan McDonald and Kodi Milde of Clifton, Danielle Petrucelli of West Orange, and Karol Scott of Lyndhurst.
Directed by Kathleen Kellaigh, produced by Maryann Irizarry, with Stage manager Tara Freifeld.
Show Dates are May 10-12 & May 17-19 at the Aprea Theater at the The Learning Center in Clifton. Friday & Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm.
Non-member tickets are $20/adults and $15/students & seniors. Tickets and seat selection can be made online or by calling our Box Office at (973) 928-7668. Checks can be mailed attention Theater League of Clifton, PO Box 4072 Clifton, NJ 07012, please include the show date & time.
See you at the show!
L to R: John Fraissinet, Danielle Petrucelli, Karol Scott, Louis Balsamo, Kodi Milde, Susan McDonald
Auditions for our spring main-stage production of “Boeing Boeing” by Marc Camoletti in May are coming up soon! A cast of 6 including 2 males and 4 females will be featured.
In this revised 2008 Broadway Revival Edition, a 1960′s French farce has been adapted for the English-speaking stage. It features self-styled lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent “layovers”. He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Bernard’s apartment at the same time.
The cast includes the following characters:
BERNARD – a bachelor – 30-50
GLORIA – an American air hostess – 20-40
BERTHE – Bernard’s housekeeper – 40-60
ROBERT – a friend of Bernard’s – 30-50
GABRIELLA – an Italian (or French) air hostess – 20-40
GRETCHEN – a German air hostess – 20-40
Please note that the Gabriella & Gretchen will be done with accents. Accents will not be required for auditions, however, must be developed by final rehearsals.
Directed by Kathleen Kellaigh. Stage Manager is Tara Freifeld. Translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans and presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Auditions will be held Friday, Feb. 22, 7-9pm & Sunday, Feb. 24, 3-6pm at ATC Studios, 68 Union Ave, in Clifton.
Performance Dates are May 10-12 & May 17-19 at the Aprea Theater at the TLC Learning Center, in Clifton.
For more information contact the Theater League at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (973) 928-7668.
Fifth Annual Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater “Murder Me Always”
We are proud to announce our Fifth Annual Murder Mystery dinner theater “Murder Me Always” by Lee Mueller, this March at Mario’s Restaurant in Clifton, NJ.
During a performance of “Murder Me Always”, an actual murder takes place off stage. The “fake” play comes to a screeching halt and a “real” murder mystery begins. Join us for this interactive murder mystery and you’ll have an entertaining night along the way. Our annual dinner theater helps to support TLC’s ongoing mission to bring the performing arts to the greater Clifton community.
Directed by Geoffrey Waumans. Produced by Maryann Irizarry. Stage Manager is Tara Freifeld. Sound by Nick Hawrylko.
The cast is drawn from a diverse selection of northern NJ cities including Brenda Sherman of Bergenfield, Kurt Irizarry, George Kuch and Victoria Waumans of Clifton, Joe Romano of Glen Ridge, Craig Woodward and Kirk Woodward of Little Falls, Paul Carrazzone of Mahwah, Kimberley Merlo of Rochelle Park, Rich Torres of Union City, and Danielle Petrucelli of West Orange.
Tickets are $40 and include a 3 course dinner of Salad, Pasta, Sea Bass, Chicken, Potato, Vegetable, Dessert, soda, tea and coffee. A cash bar is also available.
Performance dates are March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10, 2013; Friday & Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 4PM, at Mario’s Restaurant, 710 Van Houten Avenue in Clifton, NJ. Limited seating available, advance reservations are recommended!
Ticketing information coming soon!
Auditions will be held soon for our annual murder-mystery dinner theater. “Murder Me Always”, by Lee Mueller, features a cast of 11 characters.
Auditions will be held December 8th , 2pm – 4pm and December 9th, 6pm – 8pm at ATC Studios, 68 Union Ave, Clifton NJ. Audition pieces from the script will be provided. Adults age 19 and older are eligible to audition for these roles:
Director - Male or female director of the “fake” play
Wanda Hawthorne - The Femme Fatale
Fritz Fontaine – A pompous actor
Henry - A bumbling forgetful type
Trixie - The assistant director of the “fake” play
Blake - A spoiled rich devious younger man
Muffy - A spoiled rich younger woman
Detective Joe Mamet – A crime fighter right out of a 1940′s detective novel.
Drew Graham – A ‘wanna be’ rock star (not the sharpest tool in the shed)
Dolores - The plain Jane librarian type
Cab Driver- A typical NYC cab driver
During a performance of “Murder Me Always”, an actual murder takes place off stage. The “fake” play comes to a screeching halt and a “real” murder mystery begins. Directed by Geoffrey Waumans. Produced by Maryann Irizarry. Stage Manager is Tara Freifeld.
Performance dates are March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10, 2013; Friday & Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 4PM, at Mario’s Restaurant at 710 Van Houten Avenue in Clifton, NJ.
For more information or questions call (973) 928-7668.
The Theater league of Clifton is holding auditions for a Christmas Cabaret directed by Kirk Woodward with musical direction by Barbara Novak. In a joint fundraising event with the Clifton Arts Center, a cast of 12 singers will present beloved traditional Christmas carols. Adults of all ages are eligible to participate.
Auditions will be held on November 8th, 7-9pm and Nov. 11th, 2-4pm at the Clifton Arts Center.
Call back time to be determined. Bring copies of the music used for the audition in the correct key you will be singing.
Performance dates are Saturday December 15th (8:00 pm) and Sunday December 16th (3:00 PM) at the Clifton Arts Center, 900 Clifton Avenue Clifton, NJ.
For more information, visit www.theaterleagueofclifton.com or call (973) 928-7668.