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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Chess: The Musical Coming to Cranford Dramatic Club

Season 101 kicks off at the Cranford Dramatic Club on Friday, September 27 with a 1980s musical that looks at the Cold War through the perspective of a chess match. Cranford Radio spoke with Edgar Hidalgo, the director; Jack Bender, the musical director, and Jenna Ravenda, who plays Florence Vassy, to learn more about the production.

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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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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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