5/10/2016

The Rehearsal Club AidsWalk, Arthur and All That Jazz



Dear Rehearsal Club Members and Friends:

Our Rehearsal Club women continue to come together to commune, collaborate and celebrate each other nationally.  

Many of the gatherings go unreported except among the more intimate social circles and every once in awhile, we more publicly try to come together here in New York.  Those who can, do their best to show up -- others support us virtually whenever possible.  All gatherings are gratefully acknowledged here.  The Rehearsal Club itself may not exist in its physical space anymore, but the women of The Rehearsal Club continue to represent the camaraderie and collaboration that evolves when our women come together to support each other in their individual and collective creativity. 

Thank you for joining our journey as a "friend" and thank you to our members for your continued support (dues reminder!).  As with the Centennial in 2013, we are once again planning and plotting. 


STAY TUNED!

ARTHUR ANDERSON MEMORIAL
May 13, 2016 - 3:00pm

Pictured left to right: Dottie Belle, Judy Jenson, Kathy Conry, Judith Curcio, 
Nancy Wight, Sunny Keyser and Michele Mason (front)

Thank you to all for supporting and celebrating the memory of this wonderful man who continued to show up for all of us until the very end. In accordance with his wishes, we are donating $100 to The Episcopal Actors Guild in Arthur Anderson's name.



REHEARSAL CLUB TEAM 


Francine Mancini, her dog and Dottie Belle braved the chilly day to walk the walk for all of us. 
THANK YOU!  So far our team has raised $455 (check our Facebook page for the shout out of names).  Pretty good for such a small "team."  Our virtual request to each of YOU is to help make us look even better in the eyes of BC/EFA (who have supported our little organization from the very get-go).

This is our virtual request to members and friends alike to donate to the team as a whole or directly to a registered team member.
SEEKING RC ALUMS: 
Glen A. Twombly connected with us via our Facebook page and is seeking Joan Beckman, a member of the Stump Town Players (summer '53).  Anyone have any leads?
Also, 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 ABBOTTone 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 
especially fascinating.
DOTTIE BELLE
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."   
JOHANN CARLO  
is 
a member of Actor's Studio, is continually writing & performing.
KATHY CONRY continues 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.
ANDREA FRIERSON
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 HILL continues 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:  lizhodes@yahoo.com

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
GRACE KILEY's 
Ongoing and Master Classes in Acting & Directing.  Contact her directly at gracekiley@gmail.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 MAYRON is actively directing; watch for her name in Pretty Little Liars, Grace & Frankie; and Jane the Virgin.
ANNIE O'DONNELL continues to perform & can be seen in features like, Jersey Boys & The Artist while continuing to guest star regularly.
DENISE PENCE continues 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 TREES recently co-authored and starred as "Alice" in Alice Are You,
based on Alice in Wonderland, 

performed in Brooklyn to a sold out crowd.
BONNIE (BOROIAN) WINTZ launched a new business in February!  Visit www.blissfullybetter.com for more info

Contact us with your Goings On!
Paid up member's latest news is repeated on our website: Then & Now
membership@rehearsalclubnyc.com 




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