JERSEY CENTRAL THEATRE COMPANY
A Tribute Promotions presentation
RON MacCLOSKEY in
A COMIC IN 3 ACTS
Written & Performed by Ronald C. MacCloskey
Directed by Robin Fulmer
Dedicated to Catherine Flagg
SYNOPSIS OF SCENES
PROLOGUE: Musical selections from the days of Vaudeville, 1900-1925
PERFORMED BY MEMBERS OF THE MADE IN AMERICA TROUPE
ACT ONE: A Vaudeville Stage at the Palace Theatre, 1925
Scene 1: One Man Show
Scene 2: Four Nightingales
Scene 3: Fun in Hi Skul
Scene 4: Nicknames
Scene 5: The World According to Chico
Scene 6: Animal Crackers
Hooray For Captain Spaulding
ACT TWO: The Rialto Movie House, 1945
Scene 1: Greasepaint moustache
Scene 2: Hollywood stock company
Scene 3: Duck Soup
Scene 4: Sam Wood
Scene 5: At The Circus
Lydia, The Tattooed Lady
Scene 6: Love Happy
ACT THREE: NBC Studios, 1962
Scene 1: Welcome to NBC
Scene 2:USO Show
Scene 3: Solo film career
Scene 4: Recap career-
King of Old Broadway
Scene 5: YOU BET YOUR LIFE*
Scene 6: Academy Awards
(* Audience Participation. Please ask usher for YBYL cards.)
The show will be performed with two intermissions.
APRIL 26MAY 4, 2002 ( DUNELLEN THEATER
Artistic Director/Production Manager . .. . .KEN SCHWARZ
Lighting/Sound. ... KEN SCHWARZ, BOB MURRAY
Director of Marketing & Development.. .. .ADAM SCHLACHTER
Volunteer Coordinator .. ..SALLY DiDARIO
House Staff . ... SALLY DiDARIO, DORIS BROCHT,
LORRY FRANK, MARTHA NEWCOMB
Special Thanks To
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
New Jerseys Premier Dinner Theater
Perryville, NJ ( 1-800-447-7313
THE PRODUCERS GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE FOLLOWING
Sally DiDario Lore McCarthy
Gary Schwarz Tom & Elaine DiDario
Pam Zupko G. Maizenaski
Robert & Daisy Stryker Deborah Przybylowski
Susan Stryker Jason Lewis
Susan Ragazzo Justin & Harriet Rothschild
Jeff Woerner Westfield Community Players
All of our volunteers, subscribers & anyone we may have forgotten
AND ESPECIALLY OUR AUDIENCES WHO HAVE SUPPORTED US THROUGHOUT THIS, OUR FIRST SEASON! THANK YOU!
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RON MacCLOSKEY (Groucho)
Ron has been performing his Groucho for over 20 years. Starting his show business career in the Catskills in 1973, Ron has worked on cruise ships, radio, television, and on stages across the country. As a stand-up comic in Los Angeles, he played the nightclub circuit including The Comedy Store and The Laff Stop. In New York, he has performed at The Original Improv and Stand Up New York. For a while, he was even a professional clown with Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers Circus. Besides writing this one-man show on Groucho Marx, Ron has produced several TV shows, including a game show called Lucky Guess. Ron currently lives outside New York City with his wife and two daughters.
MADE IN AMERICA TROUPE MEMBERS
Ten year old Ashley is a child actress-singer. She can currently be seen in Off-Broadway show, The People Garden, and has toured New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Ashley has appeared in Annie as Molly, Fiddler on the Roof as Schprintze, and The Sound of Music as Marta. She studies dance at The Arts of the Dance Center and is in her third year of voice at Music Central.
Laura is an experienced actress and has played on stages in both Minnesota and New Jersey. Her favorite roles were the title roles she played in the musicals Heidi and Alice In Wonderland. Laura won the Toby Award 2000 for Rising Star Actress. Laura has just completed roles in A Christmas Carol and The Sound of Music.
Michelle is a singer/actress/writer who has appeared in theater, cabaret and film on both east and west coasts.
In the last few years, Michelle wrote and appeared in the living history program at the Judy Garland Birthplace, An Afternoon with the Gumm Family (MN), as well as Come & Get Your Happiness: Songs from the Films of Shirley Temple in NYC.
Eight year old Sofie, has performed in numerous shows with the JCC Palistage Youth Theatre. In addition to singing, dancing and acting, she is an accomplished piano player, studying at the Thurnauer School of Music since the age of 4. Sofie is represented by Goldstar Talent.