2005-06-10 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Rockaway Artists Alliance More Summer Theater
by Susan Hartenstein

Rockaway Artists Alliance
More Summer Theater – Home And Away


The musical groups that were featured at the RAA’s Rock and Rolll show last week got together for one final song.The musical groups that were featured at the RAA’s Rock and Rolll show last week got together for one final song. Gallery and Post Theater Happenings:

American Women: A Portrait Series by Constance Del Vecchio Maltese celebrating women of great accomplishment from the worlds of aviation, academics, family, finance, politics, medicine and space. Through June 26. sTudio 6 Gallery. Admission is free. Gallery hours: Saturdays 12-5 p.m.; Sundays 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. RAA contact info: 718 474-0861; rockart116@aol.com; www.r ockawayartistsalliance.org

Opening reception for In & Around: an exhibition of contemporary sculpture. Sunday, June 12, 1-3 p.m. in sTudio 7 gallery (newly renovated), RoCA @ Fort Tilden. Live entertainment, refreshments. Meet the artists. Exhibition on view June 11-July 10. Admission is free. Gallery hours: Saturdays 12-5 p.m.; Sundays 1-4 p.m. and by appointment.

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. June 10-12, 17, 18, 23-25. Post Theater @ Fort Tilden. Tix: $15/adults; $10/ seniors and children. Rockaway Theatre Company contact info: 718 318-8065.

The next RAA general meeting is June 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Building T-149, Fort Tilden. Special presentation: No Rooms Lobby, a twenty-minute short film by Robert Sarnoff.

All the lonely people…………

An “invisible man’s” every move is being watched. The quadrants of the secreted camera capture his exploits from dawn to dusk.

An original soundtrack fleshes out this tender, poignant portrait of a lonely, aging man, living on the fringe.

Thanks to Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Director of Culture and Tourism Theresa Osborne, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, State Senator Serphin Maltese and the star-of-the-day, Constance Del Vecchio Maltese, for their graciousness and kind words at the opening reception for Ms. Maltese’s American Women: A Portrait Series. Their presence made it a very special afternoon. Thanks also to all who attended and the top-notch, dedicated RAA staff that organized the exhibition and reception and that has made sTudio 6 look young and beautiful again. (Can you come to my house?) To Velvet Rose – you are sounding “mahvelous.” Brava.

Congratulations to James McKay, Seaside Interprise, Traditionally Yours, Common Ground and all those involved in Seaside Songfest. It was a great event. RTC, let’s do it again sometime.

More summer theater ideas:

Going to Cape Cod this summer? If not, maybe you should.

The Cape Playhouse in Dennis is “America’s Oldest Professional Summer Theater.” Since 1927 a long list of renowned actors have performed on its stage. Summer mornings are devoted to the Playhouse’s Children’s Theater. From June 20 through September 10 the main stage season includes such varied productions as Ambassador Satch: The Life and Music of Louis Armstrong, co-written by and starring Andre DeShields; The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney; No, No Nanette and Ain’t Misbehavin.Visitwww.capeplayhouse. com for further information.

The Academy of Performing Arts on Cape Cod offers a wide variety of dance, music and art classes for children, teens and adults. The Academy Playhouse presents dramas, musicals, comedies and original works all year round. The summer season includes Bye, Bye Birdie, Into the Woods and Lend Me a Tenor. The Playhouse’s Children’s Summer Theater presents Dorothy and Alice from July 2-September 3, 10 a.m. performances. Log onto: www.apal.org.

The Summer Series at the Boch Center for the Performing Arts presents 8 p.m. performances by Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul on July 9; Kathy Mattea on July 22; An Evening with Robert Klein on August 13 and The Count Basie Orchestra on August 27. Go online to: www.bochcenterarts.

com.

These are just some of the cultural offerings to be enjoyed in the absolutely beautiful area of Cape Cod,

Massachusetts.

Enjoy. CU@RoCA and beyond.

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