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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‘Assassins’ Kicks Off New Season at Cranford Dramatic Club

One sign of fall is the start of a new theater season at the Cranford Dramatic Club. The first play on tap for the 2016-2017 season is Stephen Sondheim’s musical, Assassins. Cranford Radio stopped by the Winans Avenue theater to speak with the show’s director, Alan Van Antwerp, as well as cast members Richard Colonna (The Proprietor), Zach Love (Leon Czolgosz) and Matt Burns (Samuel Byck).

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The Drowsy Chaperone Coming to the CDC

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The 2016 Tony Awards are in the news but it’s a 2006 multiple Tony Award winner that will be getting all the attention at the Cranford Dramatic Club this month. The Drowsy Chaperone will be presented May 6 through 15 at the theatre at 78 Winans Avenue in Cranford.

As they do their final rehearsals Cranford Radio spoke with the directors, Ken and Mary Webb, as well as three of the performers, E. Dale Smith-Gallo, Judi Laganga and Gene Lough. We began with Ken Webb giving an overview of the play.

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Cranford Dramatic Club Presenting Spring Awakening

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While it’s won eight Tony awards, many theatergoers might not be familiar with Spring Awakening. It’s the latest offering from the Cranford Dramatic Club and will debut on Valentine’s Day, February 14. The director, Jeffrey Fiorello, and music director, Jack Bender talk with Cranford Radio about the play.

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