EVERYTHING’S COMING UP COMMUNITY THEATRE Musicals, Musicals, tried and true Musicals. That’s the scene with Community Theatre in Queens as we start this weekend with Guys and Dolls at the Rockaway Theatre Company. It appears that they did this production 14 years ago and now with the same director, John Gilleece, bringing it back with a double cast (Just couldn’t turn down all that talent).
You can see Guys and Dolls July 10, 11, 12 or the last weekend of July 16, 17, 18 and 19. RTC is located in the Post Building at Fort Tilden. For tickets and further information go to www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org
Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rogers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. Maggie’s Little Theatre will be presenting this famed production for two weekends beginning on July 18th. This one is being performed in the Parish Hall of St. Margaret’s Church in Middle Village, located at 66-05 79th Place (between Metropolitan Ave. and Juniper Valley Rd.). Performance dates are: Saturday, July 18th, 8p.m, Sunday, July19th, 2:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, July 24th and 25th, 8p.m. and Sunday, July 26th at 2:30 p.m. For tickets and further information call 917-579-5389.
Movie coming to your local theatre. IN STEREO centers on David (Micah Hauptman) and Brenda (Beau Garrett), who are perfect for each other and everyone knows it…except David and Brenda. After they break up, their lives spiral out of control. David self-destructs as an artist while dating an immature woman who sleeps with his best friend. Brenda endues a failing acting career, an eviction notice, and a boyfriend who just doesn’t do it for her. Brenda’s agent is portrayed by Mario Cantone.
And then chance brings Brenda and David back together on the streets of New York at the worst possible time.
I saw the screener. The best part about being able to view a movie either online or a disc is that you can go back to scenes or even the whole movie. You can’t do that in a movie theatre. I really had to concentrate on the plot and characters but still had to go back. I don’t think this one would be up for an award as I did not feel that anything or anyone really stood out enough to deserve one. Maybe others might appreciate this more than I. I understand that it was written by someone who had gone through this experience. The movie is done well and does hold my attention but I wouldn’t go out of my way to see it.
CHOMPING IN WOODHAVEN
I don’t mind cooking. There are just times that I want to order lunch from the area. I never order Chinese food as it’s not authentic. With Hispanic restaurants gone amok, I have found a few that I particularly like on the “cheap but good” factor. One is Caridad (Dominican) on the corner of Jamaica Avenue and 91st St. They make by far the best Cuban Sandwich going. Large enough to have half for two meals while adding my own salad. It’s a panini with roasted pork, ham, swiss cheese and pickles and only one of their $7 specials.
On the other side of Woodhaven Blvd we have a Colombian restaurant called Mi Ranchito on Jamaica Avenue and 96th St. They also have daily $7 specials that include soup and entrée. On Sunday I send out for their oxtail. Oxtail soup and oxtail entrée…more oxtail, rice and salad.
Hmmm….it’s lunchtime. The question is…if you order from Subway, can you get a side order of porn?