FALL 2005

P.O. Box 452; Bellport, NY 11713-0452
e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 631-748-7863


Power, sex, ambition and greed…it’s just another day at the office. From Abe Burrows and Frank Loesser comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time. Big business means big laughs as “How to Succeed…” celebrates the Great American Corporate Way and lampoons it at the same time.

The story charts the meteoric rise of an ambitious window washer who, with the help of a simple guidebook, gets the job, gets the girl, gets the raise, and gets the attention of the Big Boss himself. This tune-filled gem, which opened in 1961 with Robert Morse and had a revival in 1995 with Matthew Broderick, is a gold mine of laughs and music.

Returning director Bob Kaplan, who directed the delightful “Sylvia” in the spring of ’04, and an enthusiastic cast including Playcrafters’ own Nick Sanna,  Bill Rudock,  Jane Maushay,  Jen Merritt,  Linda Hillman,  Peter Morrison, and many newcomers, will provide an evening of fun. We are pleased to welcome Dan Stravino as our musical director and returning choreographer Debbie Bieler (Leader of the Pack). We encourage all our members to attend! Your support is necessary and appreciated. Please attend one of our performances to make this production a success.

Performance dates: Friday and Saturday Oct. 28th and 29th,  Nov. 4th and 5th,  8:00 P.M.

Tickets: $15.00, seniors and students $12.00

Performed at Bellport Middle School

Reservations: Call 631 748-7863 or email us at [email protected]      Group rates available


 Nicole and Randy are at home in Massachusetts and are slowly rebuilding their lives with the help of family, friends, and some exceptional therapists and caregivers, but due to her level of care, finances will be an ongoing concern. 

 Family and friends of the DePalo family are working together to raise funds to assist with the purchase of a handicap accessible van as well as a FES (functional electrical stimulation) bike for use in Nicole's rehabilitation.  A community yard sale will be held at 800 South Country Road (c/o Melrose Parkway) in East Patchogue, on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, from 9 am to 5 pm, weather permitting.  (If bad weather is an issue both days, the yard sale will take place the following weekend.)  Donations of items for the yard sale are welcome.  Please call Michele or Nick at 286-1134 to arrange for drop off the week of October 10th.  Visit Nicole's website at www.nicolegregory.com to learn more about her story.    


Playcrafters is pleased to announce the return of Readers Theater with the production of “Inherit the Wind” by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee.  This intense courtroom drama based on the “Scopes Monkey Trial”, about a teacher brought to trail for teaching evolution in a Tennessee classroom, is still as poignant today as it was in 1925 when the actual trial took place.

Readers Theater is another venue that Playcrafters uses to creatively explore and present various works of drama.  The use of a “dramatic reading” enables the audience to truly experience and appreciate the playwright’s work.  It also provides individuals who are reluctant to perform on stage, the opportunity to be involved as an actor without the intense rehearsal and performance schedule associated with our other productions. Auditions are opened to Playcrafter members only, so those members who have been away from the stage, here’s your chance to come back and share your talent again. 

This Readers Theater production will be directed by John Hannon, and produced by Judy Perfido.  The date of the performance is Sunday, February 12, 2006 (snow date, Sunday, February 26, 2006). John is looking for 10 males and 2 females for major roles, along with 3 to 4 males and 3 females for multiple roles. Auditions are scheduled for the first week in January of 2006.  For further information, please contact John Hannon at (631) 286-1730.

This Readers Theater presentation is a “Thank You” to the membership for their continued support of Playcrafters. Admission is free to paid members of Playcrafters and $7.00 for non members.


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