CDC 2017 Short Play Festival: Standing on Ceremony – The Gay Marriage Plays

Fourteen short plays and monologues make up the Cranford Dramatic Club‘s 2017 Short Play Festival. The performances will be held September 7th, 8th and 9th. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Northern New Jersey Chapter of GLSEN.

Three of those involved in the festival spoke with Cranford Radio about the plays; co-producer Edgar Hidalgo, David Christopher, who is both a director and a performer, and Renee Celeste, an actor in two of the plays.

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Cranford Dramatic Club to Present First Hispanic Theatre Festival

It’s a first for the Cranford Dramatic Club. The CDC will be hosting the Hispanic Theatre Festival July 28-29 and August 4-5. Two one-act plays will be presented, Ana y las Langostas and Bony y Kim.
Cranford Radio paid a visit during a rehearsal to speak with Joel Redmount, founder of the festival, Alicia Dolinsky, the playwright of Ana y las Langostas and Valarie Beckford of Cranford who is playing the grandmother and also served as a translator for the interview.
Keep listening after the end of the interview to hear a taste of Bony y Kim performed by Milagros and Mareri Cortes who are the narrators.
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Cranford Historical Society Celebrates 90th Anniversary

When the Cranford Historical Society was formed in 1927, Cranford had only been in existence 56 years as a township. A group of forward-thinking individuals, though, saw much more history in the community’s future and today what they started is still going strong. Cranford Radio met with four members of the organization, Gail Alterman, Vic Bary, Christine Glazer and Patricia Pavlak to learn a bit about the history of an organization that’s all about history.

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Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: On Stage Theater Camp

Summer will be here soon and parents and kids are already planning what they’ll be doing during those lazy, crazy days. One option is being part of a play. On Stage Theater Camp gives kids the chance to learn what goes into putting on a production. Mike and Patty Altmann, both veteran teachers, are the owners, and in this Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce member profile they tell us a bit about what they offer.

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Madison Panno Releases Debut Album

There’s no shortage of musical talent coming out of Cranford High School. That’s not only true of graduates but of current students, as well. Madison Panno is a junior at CHS and this weekend she released her first album, Music Speaks. Cranford Radio sat down with Madison just a couple of days before the album came out to talk about the album and about being a musician.

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Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Member Profile: We Leash the Hounds

What do you do if your job keeps you out of the house for eight hours of the day, or more, and you have a dog that needs some exercise and a potty break while you’re gone? If you live in the Cranford area, We Leash the Hounds is here to help. The business is owned by Morgan Jenkins and Ryan Yorke. In this Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce member profile we sat down at the Downtown Family Restaurant to talk about the business and their love of dogs.

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