2013-03-01 / Community

Rockaway Theatre Company Show Goes On

By Katie McFadden

Despite losing their theater to Hurricane Sandy, the show must go on for the Rockaway Theatre Company. RTC is making a comeback with a performance of Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

When Hurricane Sandy hit, one of her victims was the RTC’s theater in Fort Tilden. Flood waters left the stage warped, the seats wet, the dressing room damaged and sets, props and costumes destroyed.

As the theater will take some time to be repaired, the RTC is partnering with Our Lady of Grace Gracian Players to perform at the Ave Maria Catholic Academy, 158-20 101st Street, Howard Beach.

The show was originally set to open in November. It was fully cast and the players were wrapping up on rehearsals before the storm hit. Now it will open on March 1st and will continue for two weekends.

The Tim Rice/ Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is directed by Chazmond J. Peacock with musical direction by Jeffrey Arzberger. The show is choreographed by Catherine Leib and Madiha Butt. The show is also serving as a special fundraiser benefit for the RTC and Our Lady of Grace. The proceeds will go towards hurricane restoration costs for both the theater and the church.

To reserve a seat and for scheduling, RTC Hotline at 718-374-6400 or go to www.rockawaytheatrecompany.com

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