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‘ Shrek ’ production a family affair

Some of the “Shrek” cast includes, back row: Tate Shambo, Abigail Lareau, Issac and Ella Shambo, Audrey Donovan, Mason Margrey; middle: Doug Schneider, Catrina Edwards, Leah Mullen and Tegan Margrey; front row: Ethan Cliff, Gregory Thomas, Arianna Jones and Odin Mosher.
Some of the “Shrek” cast includes, back row: Tate Shambo, Abigail Lareau, Issac and Ella Shambo, Audrey Donovan, Mason Margrey; middle: Doug Schneider, Catrina Edwards, Leah Mullen and Tegan Margrey; front row: Ethan Cliff, Gregory Thomas, Arianna Jones and Odin Mosher.

The Oswego Children’s Theater’s latest production, “Shrek the Musical,” is a family affair in a couple of ways.  

First, it tells the story of two young people abandoned by their families, but Oswego Children Theater’s production of the show involves families in quite another way, in that many members of the cast and crew are related to each other.  Continue reading

Summer concerts grace Phoenix with Elvis and more

Tom Gilbo performs “Elvis” at a previous show.
Tom Gilbo performs “Elvis” at a previous show.

Tom Gilbo has been singing his tribute to Elvis Presley since he was five years old and will continue when he kicks off this summer season at Henley Park in Phoenix.  

“Music in the Park’s” opening concert is 6 p.m. Monday, July 7, at Henley Park in Phoenix. Gilbo, with his perfect pitch gracefully gliding to the highest of notes, brings Elvis alive for crowds in Phoenix and elsewhere. Continue reading

Rousing musical ‘ Gypsy ’ comes to Oswego Players stage in July

Pictured in rehearsal for “Gypsy” are, left to right, Kate Crawford as Louise, Cathleen O’Brien Brown as Mama Rose, Scott Bandla as Herbie and Olivia DeLorenzo as June.
Pictured in rehearsal for “Gypsy” are, left to right, Kate Crawford as Louise, Cathleen O’Brien Brown as Mama Rose, Scott Bandla as Herbie and Olivia DeLorenzo as June.

A musical based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee was a project of producer David Merrick and actress Ethel Merman and now is being brought to life by the Oswego Players. Continue reading

Fulton Community Band summer concerts begin Thursday

Summer concerts by the Fulton Community Band return to the Bullhead Point pavilion, Route 3, at 7 p.m. Thursday June 26.

In addition, beginning 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 27, a variety of performers will be playing at the South First Street gazebo. 

Performance dates for the Fulton Community Band, under the direction of Carol Fox, are: June 26, July 10, 24, 31, Aug. 14 and 21. All concerts start at 7 p.m. 

Performances for the downtown gazebo are: June 27, Sounds of Brass; July 11, DayJavoo; July 18, Drew Frech; July 25, Canvas Moon; Aug. 1, Swing Set with Alan Howe; Aug. 15, Community Dixieland Band; and Aug. 27, Cortini Brothers. All performances start at 6:30 p.m.

For further information, call Carol Fox at 591-3392 or Steve Chirello, Fulton Music Association president, at 592-9778.