Suddenly there is a cold breeze in the air…a hint that winter can’t be far ahead of the impending fall, but at the White Plains Performing Arts Center this weekend it’s truly a “spring awakening”. The Harrison Summer Theatre, sponsored by the Harrison Recreation Department presents a most unique theatrical experience, right here in White Plains. First of all, it seems that this White Plains theatre brought in Jeremy Quinn, Director, from Harrison’s Summer Theatre, to direct his second production. It truly is as good as the Broadway original—and I saw Lea Michelle, John Gallagher, Jr. and Jonathan Groff in the leads. Each lead here is equal to those who were on Broadway. And for that we have to thank the director, first and foremost. Continue reading
At the Music Conservatory in White Plains, celebrate Tax Day by spending very little money to see some of the biggest and brightest comedians in the Westchester County area! Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Order tickets: http://comedyoncentral3-efbevent.eventbrite.com/
Some proceeds benefit the Music Conservatory of Westchester.
Mills the Comedian
Hosted by Dante Mercadante
You don’t need to travel into the city for a jaw-dropping skyline view and delectable, high-end eats. The restaurant 42 located on the top floor of the Ritz-Carlton Westchester at 1 Renaissance Square in White Plains, NY boasts some of the finest cuisine (prepared by Chef Anthony Goncalves) you’re likely to encounter with spectacular panoramic views of the city and surrounding areas (pretty spectacular view of Connecticut for sure). For good measure, the restaurant has a too cool for school soundtrack boasting tunes from everyone from Broken Bells to Moby to personal favorite Dark Night of the Soul. Even more thrilling beyond the ear and eye candy, good eats, and impeccable service is the fact this amazing restaurant is split into two entirely different dining experiences with its own identities. To paint a full picture of the 42 experience, read both sections and make reservations at either. Continue reading
As featured in yesterday’s Journal News and Patch stories, thecheappop.com presented its Acoustic Sleigh Ride concert at White Plains’ Music Conservatory of Westchester with J. Aims, New Collisions, and Talking to Walls on Tuesday.
A November to Remember!
White Plains, NY – The Music Conservatory of Westchester, a non-profit community school of the arts in White Plains, welcomes Jon Chattman (of Mamaroneck), co-author of the recently released humor book SWEET ’STACHE: 50 Badass Mustaches and the Faces Who Sport Them, this fall when he throws Westchester County’s First Annual ’Stache-Off.
Partial proceeds from the event, held on Saturday, September 12 from 6-9PM, will benefit the Conservatory’s scholarships and tuition assistance. Continue reading
Love this new song. Video’s not too shabby either.
By Gary Chattman
Madame Armfeldt, the grandmother, tells her granddaughter Fredrika, that the smiles of a summer night smile on the young, the fools and the old. At this unique Performing Arts Center in White Plains, the show “A Little Night Music” smiles on all of us.
It is amazing to see how Jack Batman and Bruce Robert Harris have brought professional Broadway theatre to the City of White Plains, but they have. They could have chosen cheaply copyrighted works; they could have chosen low-budget shows. But, no, they bring Penny Fuller, playing Desiree Armfeldt (Glynnis Johns in the Broadway version), and Mark Jacoby, as Fredrik Egerman (Len Cariou on Broadway), and they bring them to this mecca in White Plains to work their magic. Fuller, from Broadway’s “The Dinner Party” and “Applause”, plays the actress Desiree Armfeldt perfectly—and she does ask to “Send in the Clowns” with empathetic poignancy. Continue reading
In the recent years of the American musical theatre we have witnessed the channeling of famous authors “writing” American musicals. We have seen “Les Miserables,” compliments of Victor Hugo; “Man of La Mancha”, courtesy of Miquel de Cervantes, and in 1962, “Oliver”, by Charles Dickens.
Now, at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, the county’s newest professional theatre in New York, we are greeted by singing urchins, asking us to “Consider Ourselves” at home. And we are definitely feel that way. Continue reading
“Don’t let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, that was called Camelot.” These are the famous lyrics to this Lerner and Loewe 1960 show, and you—the viewing audience—don’t let it be forgot that this show is another superlative vision of Jack W. Batman et. al., presented at the professional, not-for-profit theatre located in the City Center of White Plains. Continue reading