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Tickets On Sale for Dinner Theater

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Tickets Now on Sale for our Dinner Theater

Come join us as we present “Trouble at the Tropicabana” for our 2018 Annual Dinner Theater production at the Tropicabana Night Club – also known as Mario’s Restaurant,  710 Van Houten Ave., Clifton. This year, by popular demand, a third weekend has been added. Shows are on February 23, 24, 25 and March 3, 4 10, and 11,. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 p.m., while Sunday matinees start at 4 p.m. Tickets for the dinner and show are $45 per person. A family style dinner includes salad, pasta, chicken, sea bass, vegetable, potato, dessert, soda, coffee and tea. Tickets may be reserved by phone (973-928-7668), online or by check and regular mail (PO Box 4072, Clifton, NJ 07012).

Click on this link to purchase tickets online.

Take a walk down memory lane with Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel when they look for trouble at Ricky’s nightclub as he gets ready to sign a contract with a movie mogul. Will Lucy and Ethel ruin Ricky’s big chance with another of their harebrained schemes to get into show business? What’s the notorious gangster Mr. Big doing at Ricky’s club? Can you ‘splain who committed the murder? Can you lead a Conga Dance line?

Rebecca Shuster is the director of the show, while Mark Peterson serves as the producer.  Stage Manager is Tara Freifeld.  “Trouble at the Tropicabana,” written by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose, is being performed via special arrangement with The Lakeside Players, Tafton PA.

Cast members include Frank Favata as Ricky Bicardi; Tara Moran as Lucy Bicardi; Gary Koseyan as Fred Schmertz; Annette Winter as Ethel Schmertz; Yarleen Hernandez as Rosita Bicardi; Joe Berardi as Mr. Big; Jessica Steele as Celia DeMilo/Cookie; Will Allen as the emcee and cabana dancer; and John Pasqua as the waiter.

Dinner Theater Auditions

Theater League of Clifton will hold auditions for our annual dinner theater production:

“Trouble at the Tropicabana”

Audition Dates: Tuesday, December. 19 and Wednesday, December 20  7:00-9:00 p.m. at Mario’s Restaurant, 710 Van Houten Ave., Clifton.

Cast parts include: ALL ROLES OPEN

  • Ricky Bicardi, a Cuban/American bandleader and nightclub owner, actor needs to be able to sing and should be able to do a slight Spanish accent
  • Lucy Bicardi, Ricky’s wife
  • Ethel Schmertz, the Bicardi’s neighbor
  • Fred Schmertz, Ethel’s husband
  • Celia B. DeMilo/Cookie, a gun moll posing as movie-mogul heiress
  • Mr. Big, a notorious gangster
  • Rosita Bicardi, Ricky’s cousin, one of the Club Tropicabana girls and an illegal alien, should be able to do a slight Spanish accent
  • Two other Tropicabana girls/dancers (non-speaking roles)
  • A waiter or waitress (non-speaking role)

Sides will be provided at auditions.

Any questions on auditions please call 973-928-7668, please don’t call Mario’s.

Performance dates for the murder mystery are Feb. 23, 24, 25 March 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2018 at Mario’s Restaurant.

Rebecca Shuster is the Director of the show, Mark Peterson serves as the Producer, Tara Freifeld is the Stage Manger. “Trouble at the Tropicabana,” written by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose, is being performed via special arrangement with The Lakeside Players, Tafton PA.

Take a walk down memory lane with Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel as they enjoy fine food, drink and music at Ricky’s nightclub as he gets ready to sign a contract with a movie mogul. Will Lucy and Ethel ruin Ricky’s big chance with another of their harebrained schemes to get into show business? What’s the notorious gangster Mr. Big doing at Ricky’s club, and who committed the murder?

Christmas Cabaret Auditions

The Theater League of Clifton is holding auditions for its 2nd Annual Christmas Cabaret

“The Many Faces of Christmas,” directed by Kirk Woodward and in partnership with the Clifton Arts Center.  In a joint fundraising event, a cast of singers will present beloved, traditional, and whimsical Christmas carols at the Clifton Arts Center. Adults of all ages are eligible to participate.

Auditions will be held on Nov. 7th 7-9pm and Nov. 11th 7-9pm at the Clifton Arts Center.  Call back time to be determined.  Bring copies of the music you would like to use for the audition in the key you will be singing.

Performance dates are Saturday December 7th (8:00 pm) and Sunday December 8th (2:00 PM) at the Clifton Arts Center on Well Road in the Clifton Municipal complex, 900 Clifton Avenue in Clifton, NJ.

For more information, call (973) 928-7668.