OF THE NEW KENSINGTON (PA) CIVIC THEATER
OUR 67th SEASON March 2013
724 339 3140 P.O. BOX 202, New Kensington, Pa 15068
Well, we made it through all that February threw at us….cold, snow, cold, freezing rain, cold, snow…. At least, we had St. Valentine’s Day and the chocolates to make it all a little bearable. Now, we will make it through the March winds, cold, snow, freezing rain, cold…good grief! Once again we will ‘weather” the storms, have some green beer and wait for the promise of Spring!
Due to the fact that “Noises Off” is being presented March 7-10, our general meeting will take place on March 15that the workshop. Hopefully, the weather will work in our favor this year and our audience attendance will be stellar! At any rate, why not attend the meeting and stay in the loop! Oh, and, of course, attend a performance of the play! (I believe that is the main reason we are here!)
Valley High School is doing “Pippin” in April and our own Brandon Farneth is in the ensemble. Performances are April 18-21. Times will be posted in the April callboard.
Carla would like to thank all who attended her annual 12th Night Party in January. It was great to see some members that we haven't seen in a long time. A special thanks to the Kerr's who arrived early and helped with the set-up and stayed late to help with the clean-up!
Don’t forget about Penn State New Kensington’s Drama Club’s production of “Bat Boy,” which is being presented April 18-20 at 8PM at the Forum Theatre. Bill Mitas is the director. “Bat Boy” is a musical comedy/horror production about a half boy/half bat creature found in a cave near Hope Falls, WVA.
Monica has placed an ad on Craig’s List as well as on Facebook for our next production, an emotionally moving play, “Last of the Boys.” Performances May 16-19.
THE PARTS: (2 females, 3 males)
~~~~~~~~~~15 Minutes with Maria DelVecchio~~~~~~~~
Maria joined NKCT right after college. She was very active in musicals and operas while in college
and she found exactly what she was looking for with Civic Theatre. Her first musical was “Fiddler
on the Roof,” where she played the second youngest daughter. Maria absolutely loved that
musical. NKCT offered Maria many opportunities to sing and perform. Because, at that time, we did
traveling Christmas shows (which were so much fun) and we did outside performances, such as
revues. Maria has had many memorable roles; including Irene Malloy in “Hello, Dolly,” Hope
Harcourt in “Anything Goes,” Grace Farrell in “Annie,” Mary Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life,”
Mother Superior in “Nunsense,” and a Pigeon Sister in the “Odd Couple.” Most recently, Maria
portrayed Sister Philamena in “Drinking Habits,” which was a blast and as M’Lynn in “Steel
Magnolias.” She also enjoyed the more ambitious endeavors that we produced such as
“Canterbury Tales”--- a dinner theatre at the Holiday Inn and “Starting Here, Starting Now” --- a
dinner theatre at Mogie’s. Maria definitely misses the grand productions of our earlier years and is
hoping for a revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” sometime soon!
Thank you, Maria, for taking the time to share your experiences with me!
That’s all I have for this month. May the winds of March carry us quickly to the joyous happenings of Spring!
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