2000-07-08 / Columnists

Chatting With Chapey

by Dr. Geraldine M. Chapey

Broadway Moves To Breezy Point

On Friday, June 23, we were pleased to attend a wonderful musical show in Breezy Point entitled "Ordinary Miracles: Everything Old Is New Again." Each year we look forward to this night of fun and entertainment.

Carol Bennett outdid herself this year. Her outfits were stunning. She
has a most gracious and warm approach to every endeavor. She is an
attractive and dynamic mistress of ceremonies for these annual performances. Her ability to find the right phraseology sets the tone for each skit. She adds class to the performances!

Sister Mary Beata was superlative as she sang "A Great Medley" in Act I and "Flowers in the Wind" in Act II. Sister has a magnificent singing voice. Her professionalism and talent were greatly appreciated by everyone in attendance. The audience quickly joined in the singing and enjoyed it. Both the songs she sang, "Flowers in the Wind" and "A Great Medley", are on her newly released CD. The title of her new album is the Days of My Childhood (An Irish Home). On the front of the CD there is a beautiful picture of Sister Mary Beata Gerritys family including sister herself at the age of four, her two sisters, her brother and her parents. Sister included some of my favorites in her new production including "The Green on Green", "Mother Malone", "One Day At A Time", "Dear Old Donegal", "The Irish Solder Boy" and "Ireland's 32". If you enjoy good music you will definitely want to purchase Sister Mary Beata's new album

The show also featured Ed Deacy. His rendition of "The Leaving of
Liverpool" in Act I and "Grow Old With Me" in Act II was outstanding. It is obvious that he is a talented and well-trained vocalist. It is a true treat
to enjoy his music.

Of course the Breezy children added enthusiasm to the evening. They
included Kayla Barnes, Shamus Barnes, Alligra Bello, Jaclyn Corral, Kristen Corral, Nicole Corral, Kristy Cranston, Kathleen Klein, Rebecca Resner, Erin Tacopina, Molly Tacopina and Norah Tiybersi. The children joined Lisa Szuman and Pete Tennyson in singing "Live on the Moon", and "One Small Voice". The
children looked great in their costumes.

The outstanding cast includes Therese Bennet, Cathy Murfit, Father Jude, L. Szuman and group, Catherine Tennyson, Bob McLoughlin, Mary Costellano, Anita McLough-lin, Mary Sullivan, Al Lo Voi, John Heslin, Betty Walsh, Tom Haugh, Katie Gallagher and group, John Heslin, E. Nugent, Betty Glennon, P. Tennyson and Loretta Pye. The evening would not be complete without the wonderful tap dancers.

Everyone in the production staff is to be complimented on a great job,
which was well done. Congratulations goes to Maryellen Barnes, director, Gary Pace, Carolyn Bennett, Claire and Janice Selleck, Vilma Jones, Betty Glennon, P. Harvery, J Selleck, Shaun Barnes, Skip Jones and Fran Jamen. In order to produce the show everyone in it must make a significant contribution of time and talent. Thanks to all involved for giving us a wonderful evening.

A special note of thanks goes to Donald and Margaret Ryan of the Rockaway Point News, Tom and Mauren Hennessy of Breezy Travel, and George Timmons of the Sugar Bowl. They are all very supportive of good causes throughout the community and in particular this talent production.


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