Proudly wearing her Rehearsal Club Key (photo by RC "Friend," Florence Long), Phyllis celebrated in style as befits a Queen. The weekend event brought her family in from Florida and her actual birthday on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 brought Rehearsal Club women with whom she knew well. Kathy Conry organized the "entertainment" and our ever-faithful Larry Spivack played piano.
Thank you ALL who contributed a thought, a card and sent good vibrations her way. She literally blossomed under all the attention and continues to meet each day with vigor and humor, now surrounded by fine chocolate, multiple orchids, cards from all over the country and those who continue to care daily about her well-being.
Hope you enjoy the pics! From all of us in New York to all of you -- Happy Spring!
During the first "family" gathering, Shigemasa Nakano, an amazing tenor, performed to an enthralled audience. He played sax, he brought his own orchestra in his phone! Absolutely delightful.
THIS IS MY WISH
RC women pictured left to right: Melinda Tanner, Cameron Taylor, Michele Mason, Kathy Conry, Denise Pence and Rise Clemmer with Larry Spivack on keyboard & Judy Jenson observing.
Kathy, as always, produced a very special program for the 2nd celebration - we performed our signature song, "Good Girls Only" and Phyllis' theme song, This Is My Wish (gathered around Phyllis), together with an original song by Larry, sung by Rise, and a unique harmony (w/Phyllis) around the word "clavicle."
In the spirit of the Mostly Mozart Festival's conception, the world premiere of the public domain by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang will be a performance that not only welcomes the public as a free and open event, but will also be performed by the public. What say, NYC-based Rehearsal Club ladies? Nothing like a "free" chance to gather and share our talents. Let us know if you plan to sign up and we'll see you there!
We're registered and all ya gotta do is join. The more, the merrier & we'll do lunch -- somewhere -- afterward!
Denise Pence hosts "The Cinematic Arts" which airs for the last time today, April 14, 2016. Those with an IPhone can access for free using the IBlink Radio app: Reading Services/New York/Gatewave. Join me if you can for my swan song after eight years of broadcasting. Closing this door and looking to open another. Join me!
SEEKING RC ALUMS:
If anyone remembers and knows where to find the following Alums: Patti Parsons Marmer, Susan Thompson, Fran Hice, Zoe Terzetta, Priscilla Decatur please let us know!
OTHER ALUM ACTION:
Our women continue to get hired and/or generate their own work.
OLYVE HALLMARK ABBOTT, one of our Cinderella writers, is already a published writer - check out her books on Amazon.com (her last book, Come Sundown, was ranked in the Top 50!) RC Alum TV performers might find TV-Live or Dead
is a former Rockette, featured in the upcoming Diet Coke documentary; now runs her own business as a personal physical therapist -www.fitnessforever.biz
BETTY BIGGERS is retired, but constantly busy campaigning for her son, a Majority Leader of the Florida Senate and has just completed her first book, "Zapped by the Spirit."
a member of Actor's Studio, is continually writing & performing.
KATHY CONRYcontinues to direct and choreograph professionally while producing projects for her ministry.
CYNTHIA DARLOW is a member of TACT in NYC, just returned from doing Sense & Sensibility in Storrs, CT and is already recording an audiobook!
DIANE FINDLEY is coming to Broadway again soon in Gotta Dance.
is a singer, actor, and writer living in New York City. Currently, she performs her one-woman show, "me & ella" throughout the U.S. "Like" her new Facebook page!
BETH FRITZ-LOGREA is Artistic Director of the Logrea Dance Academy and Westchester Ballet Company. www.logreadance.com
PATRICIA HILLcontinues working primetime behind the camera, Marlon is her latest pilot.
LIZ HODES continues to produce & perform out of her home in NYC. Next up: State of the Union, Nov 15, 2015 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNNY KEYSER's daughter, Jen Halpern, casting director, also produces an annual "Rescue Men" calendar featuring men who adopt our furry friends: www.rescuemen.org
MARSHA KRAMER continues to work in LA; most recently on Modern Family
FRANCINE MANCINI continues to perform her original music & lyrics for her rock band, "NO UTURNS."www.nouturnsad.wix.com/rock
DIANE PHELAN,our 2013 RC Rising Star is in "King and I." www.dianephelan.com
Ongoing and Master Classes in Acting & Directing. Contact her directly at email@example.com
MARY JANE HOUDINA
teaches Pilates, adult jazz & tap @ 5-6-7-8 Dance Arts (Brewster, N.Y.) & @ Logrea Dance Academy (Ossining, N.Y) regularly. She continues to choreograph professionally, most recently "High Society".
LEE KELLEY is available for coaching
MELANIE MAYRONis actively directing; watch for her name in Pretty Little Liars, Grace & Frankie; and Jane the Virgin.
ANNIE O'DONNELLcontinues to perform & can be seen in features like, Jersey Boys & The Artist while continuing to guest star regularly.
DENISE PENCEcontinues to work as an actress. She is an Associate Member of Articulate Theatre Company in NYC; and her next "Business of the Buzz," at the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory will be in late May (www.articulatetheatre.com)www.denisepence.com
CHERYL STEINTHAL is a retired Rockette currently active with the Original Florida Follies (performers are 61-92 years young). She choreographed their next show, "A Brand New Day" http://www.theoriginalfloridafollies.com
CAMERON TAYLOR continues to work as an actress in NY - watch for her in the new film, Anesthesia, starring Glenn Close
AMANDA TREESrecently co-authored and starred as "Alice" inAlice Are You,