Orange Republicans Host Comedy Show Fundraiser

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Oct 132018

Join the Orange Republican Town Committee for a Fundraising “Comedy Show” at St. Barbara Hall, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange on Friday, October 19 at 7 p.m.

Republican candidates attending to date are Themis Klarides (114th). Pam Staneski (State Senate), Kathy Kennedy (119th), Charlie Ferraro (117th), Joe Markley (Lt. Governor),  Kurt Miller (Comptroller) and Matt Corey (U.S. Senate).

Come and enjoy a night of fun-filled comedy with Pat Oates, Mel Vs, and E J Murphy!

Pat Oates has been performing all over New England for more than 10 years and is a regular on WPLR’s the Chaz & AJ morning show. Mel Vs is a favorite of audiences across the Northeast and is currently the founder and host of the Comedy Cocktail Hour in Simsbury. EJ Murphy is a Vermont native and has built a reputation as one of the Northeast’s funniest comedy acts. They will keep you laughing long after the show is over.

Enjoy cabaret-style seating, and reserve a table for you and your friends. BYOB, bring your own snacks and/or appetizers will make your night complete! There will be a large assortment of themed raffle baskets plus coffee and dessert will be provided.

The cost is $40 per person and advance ticket sales are a must. Tickets can be purchased by calling 203-795-9651 or 203-795-4619 or go online at www.orangectrepublicans.com

It will be a fun-filled and eventful night! You don’t want to miss this one!!

Opinion: Broadway Bound Worth Seeing — Opens Tonight

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May 082015

IMG_2885I sat in on the dress rehearsal for the Orange Players production of Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound on Thursday night.

For a play that seemed plagued with bad luck from the get-go, with a long search for a director (They were blessed to get Kevin Miller), the lead actor dropping out in the middle of rehearsals and another actor dealing with a death in the family this week as well as losing two days of rehearsal time due to the Amity referendum on Wednesday, I had no idea how this show could possibly open on time and be any good.

After the first scene it was obvious that this would be another Orange Players classic.

The young guys who play brothers Eugene and Stan are very good with all the energy one needs in a fast moving Neil Simon comedy.

Stan has a Jackie Gleason quality, perfect for the character.

Grampa is wonderfully oblivious and (the boys’ Mom) Kate is beaten down and a little cynical.

Jack is Kate’s absentee husband who spends more time at work than at home. Is he stepping out on Kate or just working hard?

Kate’s sister, Blanche is a well-to-do woman who worries about her mother’s well-being and wishes her parents could get along.

The program was being printed, so, unfortunately the actors’ names are not included here. But go see the show, it’s delightful and clever and well worth the cost of the ticket.


“Broadway Bound, one of the semi-autobiographical trilogy comedies by Neil Simon, is a warm and gently humorous play. Here we find Eugene and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers while coping with their parents break-up and eventual divorce. When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, the family is upset to hear a thinly-veiled portrait of them played for laughs and the fun begins.”

Performances are Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m. and Saturday May 9 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road.

For tickets, call the box office at 203.988.5335, email Orangeplayers.sales@gmail.com, or use the PayPal link on the tickets page.

Tickets are $20 each. Cabaret-style seating. Bring your own munchies, food, and beverage of choice. No Set-ups will be provided.