‘Once Upon a Mattress’ Wraps Up CDC Season

A musical comedy will close out the 99th season of the Cranford Dramatic ClubOnce Upon a Mattress will be on the CDC stage the weekends of May 4 through 19.

Zach Mazouat is the director and set designer and Jaimie Michelle Bass is the choreographer. Cranford Radio spoke to both to learn about the play and what audiences can expect.

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New Production Opens at Cranford Dramatic Club

The third production of the Cranford Dramatic Club‘s season is now playing at the Winans Avenue playhouseCrimes of the Heart is being performed the weekends of February 16 and 22. Cranford Radio spoke with director Maurice Moran and Cranford resident Maeve Brady, who plays Lenny.

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Danielle Mastropiero, Becca Dolan, Maeve Brady, Zach Mazouat and Katherine Brown

Cranford Dramatic Club Presenting ‘A Christmas Carol’

If your yearly fix of A Christmas Carol is Mr. Magoo playing Ebenezer Scrooge, you should check out a much different style this December at the Cranford Dramatic Club. They’ll be presenting a musical version of the play with all of the familiar characters as well as a few different ones. Cranford Radio was joined by a number of cast members to talk about the performance. They included Zach Love (Scrooge), Geovanna Ayala (Tiny Tim), Skyler Lipkind (Jonathan/ensemble), Mary Ellen Maguire (drunk/ensemble), Angela Pelletier (dancer), Shannon Andrus (dancer) and Susan Roberts (drunk/ensemble).

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The Wild Party Coming to Cranford Dramatic Club

The Cranford Dramatic Club opens its 99th season this month with “The Wild Party.” It takes you back to 1929 in New York City; a time of Prohibition and vaudeville. Cranford Radio stopped by the theater as the actors, crew and director prepared for opening night on October 13. We spoke with Sean Lough, the director and performers Colleen Renee (Queenie), Shane Long (Burrs) and Elizabeth Allen (Nadine) to hear about the production.

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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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