Bristol Riverside Theatre Presents COOKING WITH THE CALAMARI SISTERS, 7/30-8/3
Bristol Riverside Theatre presents Cooking With The Calamari Sisters, running July 30-August 3. Delphine and Carmela Calamari star in this delightfully zany comedy-cum-cooking class. Hilarity, failed dishes, and food fights ensue during this live "broadcast" of a public access cable cooking show hosted by two largerthan-life Italian sisters. They sing and dance to such beloved Italian favorites as "Volare," "Come On A My House," "Botcha Me," "Que Sera Sera," "That's Amore," and of course, "Mambo Italiano!" as they try to make it through their final broadcast together in one piece.Performances run Wednesday, July 30 at 2:00 and 7:30, Thursday, July 31 at 7:30 PM, Friday, August 1 at 8:00 PM, Saturday, August 2 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM, and Sunday, August 3 at 3:00 PM. Tickets starting at $30 ($15 for students) are available by visiting brtstage.org or calling the BRT Box Office at 215-785-0100. Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe Street in Bristol, PA.
Jay Falzone (Co-Creator) is the Co-writer/ Director/ Choreographer of Parenting 101 and wrote the books and lyrics for You Don't Know Jack, an adult retelling of the Jack & Jill nursery rhyme. His directing/choreographing credits include the off-Broadway production of Bush Wars, the national tours of Ain't Misbehavin', Snoopy!, Shout: The Mod Musical and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change in Rochester, NY where it had a nine-year run. Currently, he is working with the original producer of Menopause: The Musical on a new parody musical entitled Divorce Party: The Musical as writer and director.
Stephen Smith (Co-Creator) has worked with theatres across the country and internationally, even as far as Disney Tokyo. Dance credits include choreographing The Anderson County Maverettes & Swingin' Blue and working with Rockettes choreographer John Dietrich. He designed costumes for Autumn Moon, a new werewolf rock opera, created puppets for Autumn Moon and Fool's Paradise and has had artwork commissioned by Florida Power and Light Company, as well as several private buyers. Outside of theatre, Stephen has held jobs observing manatees, raising endangered sea turtles, manning the drive thru at Schlotzsky's Deli, and dancing on the BIG piano at FAO Schwartz in NYC.
Dan Lavender (Co-Creator) has served as a director for Ethan Frome: The Musical and the world premiere of Swing For Victory, both at York Theatre, Cocktails With Coward at Don't Tell Mama, and Soar Like An Eagle at The Lion. Regionally he has directed and served as assistant director at Northern Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Goodspeed Opera House, and Paper Mill Playhouse. The resident director/choreographer at Northern Lights Playhouse, he is an associate member of the SSDC.
The summer fun continues at BRT with Groove Train Riders (August 8), Don McCloskey (August 9), and the final summer musicale program Broadway's Best (August 14-Since 1986, BRT has brought consistently acclaimed professional theatre to Bucks County and maintains a long-term commitment to finding and developing new plays. The theatre is the recipient of over 68 Barrymore Award nominations for Excellence in Theatre, given annually by Theatre Philadelphia. In addition to its mainstage productions, the theatre serves as a cultural hub for the community, with such programs as children's theatre, community concerts and exhibitions of local visual arts. Currently under the direction of Artistic Director Keith Baker, Founding Director Susan D. Atkinson, and Managing Director, Jameson Gilpatrick, BRT concludes its 27th season. For information, visit www.brtstage.org.