The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Coming to Cranford Dramatic Club

No need to study for this spelling bee. It’s the musical comedy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee  that will be performed at the Cranford Dramatic Club February 14 through 22. Director Nevil Schwartz, along with cast members Mallory Wu and Zach Mazouat talked this week with Cranford Radio to discuss the show.

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It’s A Wonderful Life Coming To Cranford Dramatic Club

There are some things you can count on every year around Christmas time; eggnog, the tree at Rockefeller Center and the story of George Bailey, Mr. Potter and and their unique Christmas Eve in Bedford Falls, New York. That story will be performed this December by the Cranford Dramatic Club. Cranford Radio spoke with three of the stars of It’s A Wonderful Life, Ben Bouffard (George Bailey), Michael Marcus (Clarence the angel) and Robert Pells (Mr. Potter) to get their views on this holiday classic.

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Cranford Dramatic Club Kicks Off 100th Season with “A Few Good Men”

The Cranford Dramatic Club is certainly not resting on its laurels as it begins its record-breaking 100th season with “A Few Good Men.” Only last month the club was recognized with the NJACT Community Theatre of the Year Award and efforts such as this show why the CDC was honored. Cranford Radio spoke with Matt Burns (Director/Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep), Mike Burdick (Lt. J.G. Daniel A. Kaffee), Joe Leo (Lt. J.G. Sam Weinberg) and Cheryl Sarkaria (Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway) to get a preview.

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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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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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