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Andre Royo in Audible Theater's production of "Drinking in America," written by Eric Bogosian and directed by Mark Armstrong. Off-Broadway / Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, NYC). Photo (c) Jeremy Daniel
Off Broadway
Victoria L. Dammer

Drinking in America at the Minetta Lane Theater

Royo delivered a resounding performance, transforming into over 12 characters experiencing the stages of alcoholism and its effects on each character’s interaction with himself and others. At times, it’s hard to tell who Man is, as his toxic masculinity dominates and elevates with the abuse of alcohol.

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The Company of the 2021-2022 national tour of CATS. Photo by Matt Matthew, Murphymade.
Musical Theater
Victoria L. Dammer

CATS at the Mayo Performing Arts Center

There are so many beautiful songs in the first and second acts, too many to list. Still, song after song and with mindboggling dance presentations, the theatergoers waited in anticipation to hear Grizabella’s full performance of Memory, and it didn’t disappoint. It was so powerful that everyone in the theater held their breath momentarily.

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Tyce Green in Turn the Beat Around at 54 Below. Photo by Gloria Alvarado
Uncategorized
Victoria L. Dammer

Turn the Beat Around at 54 Below

The thrill of the disco era returned to 54 Below on March 1 for an exciting night as the famous and glamorous nightclub opened the dance floor to all who came to participate in two sold-out shows of Turn the Beat Around.

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Hercules at the Papermill Playyouse
Music
Victoria L. Dammer

Hercules at the Papermill

Who can forget the critically acclaimed 1997 Disney animated musical comedy film Hercules? The outstanding and award-winning movie is currently attracting full-house crowds in an unforgettable production, thanks to the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey.

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Music
Victoria L. Dammer

Colvin, Cohn, and Jarosz at MPAC

The Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) is the place to be on any night after dinner in Morristown, and it had the hottest ticket in town when Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, and Sarah Jarosz took the stage.

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Abraham Lincoln's Great Coat. Public domain from America, picturesque and descriptive (1900).
Books
Victoria L. Dammer

Lincoln’s Greatcoat; The Unlikely Odyssey of a Presidential Relic

Arduous journeys begin with fascination. So does Reignette G. Chilton’s mysterious, sometimes scandalous, and ultimately glorious book about the splendid, custom-made greatcoat Abraham Lincoln wore on his fatal last night at Ford’s Theatre in 1865, entitled Lincoln’s Greatcoat; The Unlikely Odyssey of a Presidential Relic.

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The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South NY NY 10003
Art Criticism
Victoria L. Dammer

The Players Presents the 2nd Annual Artists Exhibition

n keeping with the founder’s wish, 25 pieces of artwork were displayed, allowing members and guests to mingle as they enjoyed the compositions showcased in the library. Among the renowned artists in attendance was Peggy Kinstler, spouse of famed portrait artist Everett Raymond Kinstler, showing her 24” x 12” photograph entitled “Everett and Friends Viewing Sargent’s ‘The Children of Edward Darley Boit.”

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Dancing With The Stars Troupe. Photo by Katharine Boyle Photography
Cabaret
Victoria L. Dammer

Dancing With The Stars Live 2023

The Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) stage transformed into a ballroom for the dazzling January 19th double performance of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) Live 2023 tour, co-hosted by American television personality Gabby Windey and English-born dancer and choreographer Emma Slater.

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