BWW Review: GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre BWW Review: GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Feb 21, 2020

When Green Day's American Idiot arrived on Broadway in 2010, it received a mixed response. When I saw the original Broadway production, I thought the cast was glorious and found the Book, like everyone else, safe; an emotional roller coaster. Furthermore, you have the rocking score of Green Day's Grammy-winning album the musical is based on. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience seeing it on the Great White Way, and I am delighted Oakdale's Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center (CMPAC) has added it to their current season. (more...)

Photo Flash: CM Performing Arts Center Presents Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT In The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre Photo Flash: CM Performing Arts Center Presents Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT In The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020

CM Performing Arts Center continued its 46th Season with GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT, which opened this past weekend in The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet The Cast Of AMERICAN IDIOT at CM Performing Arts Center Photo Flash: Meet The Cast Of AMERICAN IDIOT at CM Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020

Meet the Cast of CM Performing Arts Center's upcoming production of Green Day's American Idiot, running February 15 - March 14 in The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre.  (more...)

Casting Announced For AMERICAN IDIOT At CM Performing Arts Center Casting Announced For AMERICAN IDIOT At CM Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

The CM Performing Arts Center may have just kicked off their 46th Season with ALL SHOOK UP that opened this past weekend, but rehearsals are already underway for their follow up production - GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT. (more...)

BWW Review: SWING! at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre At CM Performing Arts Center BWW Review: SWING! at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre At CM Performing Arts Center
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 13, 2019

Now playing at the adorable Noel S. Ruiz Theatre through September 28th, the lush show features a superb ensemble cast each of whom gets to shine. They're young, but they seem to 'get' this type of music, so devotees of this type of this style need not worry. Some of the iconic artists featured in the fun score are Duke Ellington, Casey MacGill, and Johnny Mercer. And, you're sure to recognize some of the classic song including a?oeIt Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) and a?oeBoogie Woogie Bugle Boya?? (more...)

BWW Review: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre At CM Performing Arts Center BWW Review: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre At CM Performing Arts Center
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 17, 2019

The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center, Nice Work If You Can Get It, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Joe DePietro, Patrick Grossman, Matthew W. Surico, Alison Weinberger, Ashley Nicastro, Amanda Wenchel, Nicolette Carosi, Ronald Green III, Steven Cottonaro, Bailey Whitney, Andrew J Beck, Emily Edwards, Briggs G. Houston, Barry Johnson, Emily Nadler, Adriana Michelle Scheer, Jeff Pangburn, Linda Pentz, David DiMarzo, John Mazzarella, Steven Press, Luke Ferrari, Mike Shapiro, Christian Kalinowski, Katie Perpall, Morgan Zweibel, Maggie Overbaugh, Jennifer Trezza, Juliana Jagielo, Katie Johnson, Megan Fives, Kristi Kahen, Megan Monaghan, and Katy Snair (more...)

Casting Announced For CMPAC's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Casting Announced For CMPAC's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

CMPAC announces the Cast of our Season 44 Closing Show: CMPAC Presents: Nice Work at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre, running July 13 - August 10. (more...)

CM Performing Arts Center Announces Casting For JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT And Disney's NEWSIES CM Performing Arts Center Announces Casting For JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT And Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

The CM Performing Arts Center has just entered the middle of their run of the ABBA Smash Hit Musical - MAMMA MIA! While they're enjoying partying it up in Greece, rehearsals have started for their next two upcoming Main Stage productions which will transport patrons from Greece to Ancient Egypt with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and then turn-of-the-Century New York City with Disney's Newsies. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At CM Performing Arts Center Presents: PIPPIN At The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre Photo Flash: First Look At CM Performing Arts Center Presents: PIPPIN At The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2019

Marrying the musical genius of Stephen Schwartz and the masterful energy of Bob Fosse, PIPPIN transports the audience through time and space as we follow a mysterious traveling carnival, led by a tantalizing Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin. Pippin, a young prince, is on a quest to derive meaning and purpose out of his self-de­scribed extraordinary life. Intrigue and plots to bring disaster ensue as Pippin is led closer and closer to our Grand Finale by the ever alluring Leading Player. Featuring humor, romance, illusion, fantasy, battles, and most of all magic, PIPPIN will leave you with a Finale they won't soon forget. (more...)

BWW Review: CM Performing Arts Center presents PHANTOM at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre BWW Review: CM Performing Arts Center presents PHANTOM at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Oct 18, 2018

In a superb offering, Oakdale's CM Performing Arts Center (CMPAC) presents Phantom at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre. Not to be mistaken for the famous Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Phantom Of The Opera, this is a different take - though based on the same novel - that gives us more insight into who the Phantom, the man, is. Running through November 3rd, Ashley Nicastro directs and choreographs this boffo incarnation. (more...)

Casting Announced For The Fifteenth Anniversary Cast Of ROCKY HORROR LIVE At The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre Casting Announced For The Fifteenth Anniversary Cast Of ROCKY HORROR LIVE At The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

After an overwhelming Audition turnout of over 100 people from all across Long Island, The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre is proud to announce their Fifteenth Anniversary Cast of Rocky Horror LIVE. The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre has been doing the Live Stage Show licensed through Samuel French for the past fifteen years and has become a staple of Long Island Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: ON THE TOWN at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre BWW Review: ON THE TOWN at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Jaime Zahl - Jun 7, 2018

What would you do if you met someone who had never seen a musical before? They have no concept of what goes into it - the dance breaks, the big ensemble numbers, the balance of humor and pathos. The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre's production 'On the Town' would be the perfect production to display what it means to be a musical. Although it teeters on the cliche at times, the production value and the performances make up for the sometimes flawed piece. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ON THE TOWN At The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at ON THE TOWN At The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2018

On The Town opens this evening at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre and runs through June 23rd. (more...)

BWW Review: Cabaret at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts BWW Review: Cabaret at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts
by Melissa Giordano - Apr 25, 2018

One could possibly say that a production of the Kander and Ebb Tony winning classic Cabaret is a dime a dozen. However, when you have a fascinating production like the one at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts, it indeed warrants another look. Excellently directed by Daniel C. Higgins, this superb incarnation runs at the Long Island venue through May 20th boasting a stellar cast. (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre BWW Review: RAGTIME at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Feb 28, 2018

I had the honor of seeing the original Broadway cast of the Tony winning musical Ragtime as my very first Broadway show. So, as you can guess, I am absolutely ecstatic to see that the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center has added it to their fantastic Spring/Summer schedule. This exciting and well done incarnation, kicking off their 42nd season, is excellently directed by Matthew W. Surico running through March 24th at the adorable Oakdale venue. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre BWW Review: DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Nov 27, 2017

Oakdale's Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center (CMPAC) offers a beautiful incarnation of Disney's Beauty and the Beast this holiday season. Some may have called this a tourist trap , but you will find that the story is as relevant as ever. Based on the 1991 Oscar winning animated movie, this production is excellently directed by CMPAC vet Kristen Digilio and runs through December 23rd at the lovely Long Island venue. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to Life at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre Photo Flash: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to Life at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Disney's Beauty and the Beast comes to life at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre, running November 18, 2017 - December 23, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Jaime Zahl - Jul 25, 2017

While disco may be dead, its spirit is alive and well at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale through August 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre Closes Out 40th Season with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

The Bee Gees celebrate the 40th Anniversary of 'Saturday Night Fever'. Now what sets The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre's reasoning to do the show apart from everyone else, is that this just so happens to be the last show of their 40th Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL at Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Memphis The Musical plays two more shows, tomorrow and Saturday, February 3 and 4, at the The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center of Oakdale, Long Island. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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