2003-04-19 / Community

Theatre Group Rehearsing For Upcoming Show

Theatre Group Rehearsing For Upcoming Show

Preseason work is off and running by the Rockaway Theatre Group. They are currently in rehearsals for their upcoming show, "Send Me No Flowers," opening Thursday, June 5 at the theatre at Fort Tilden. Peggy Page, who successfully directed last year’s laugh riot, "Send Me A Tenor", will direct this show.

"Send Me No Flowers," a comedy by Barasch and Moore was a successful play and movie starring Doris Day, Rock Hudson and Tony Randall. The story is a simple one but leads to many complications. A hypochondriac husband, convinced he has short time to live, has his friend find a new husband for his wife – which leads to a lot of funny situations and misunderstandings. Eventually, all turns out well!

John Gilleece has taken on the difficult assignment of directing both the "U.S.O. Show" and "Fiddler On The Roof." Both shows are now in rehearsals. The "U.S.O. Show" will run July 3, 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. "Fiddler On The Roof" opens Thursday, July 17 and will run thru Saturday, August 2 on the weekends. Both shows are a large undertaking for all concerned.

The Rockaway Theatre Company is also proud to bring "Barefoot In The Park" to the stage at Fort Tilden. This hilarious Neil Simon comedy centers around the foibles of a newlywed couple in their New York apartment. The interplay between the ditsy wife, her stuffed-shirt husband, the ever-present mother-in-law and their eccentric neighbor is as brilliant as it is ever contemporary.

If you think you fit into one of the above roles, the Theatre Company is holding open auditions on Sunday, April 27, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the chapel in Fort Tilden.

The show is scheduled to open Thursday, August 15 and runs thru August 30. There will also be two Thursday performances, on August 21 and 28, at 8 p.m.

For those interested in joining the fun, the theatre group is seeking people for acting, singing, dancing, painting, carpentry, lighting, set building, property handling, and people to take tickets and work the concession booth. All volunteers are welcome.

The Work is hard, but the reward (not a monetary one) is exceptional.

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