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September 25, 2018

Fulton Community Theater presents Broadway’s Golden Age of music


FULTON, NY – The familiar sounds of some of the greatest songs of all time will fill the air as the Fulton Community Theatre takes to the stage with its latest production in the popular “An Evening on Broadway” series, “The Golden Age of Broadway:  The Music of Porter, Kern, Gershwin, Cohan, Berlin and Rodgers & Hart.”

Under the direction of Kathy DeGolyer “The Golden Age of Broadway” will be performed June 21, 22, 23 and June 28, 29, 30 in Jubilee Hall at Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St.

The men of Fulton Community Theatre’s An Evening on Broadway rehearse Cole Porter. The song is one of many that will be performed during their upcoming performance. The men are, in front: Michael A. Bolio. In the back row, from left: Donald Crowe, Liam Fitzpatrick, Doug McCall and William Edward White.

The men of Fulton Community Theatre’s An Evening on Broadway rehearse Cole Porter. The song is one of many that will be performed during their upcoming performance. The men are, in front: Michael A. Bolio. In the back row, from left: Donald Crowe, Liam Fitzpatrick, Doug McCall and William Edward White.

Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Curtain for the Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.

Jubilee Hall is fully accessible to all audience members.

Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors/students.

Dessert and coffee will be provided during intermission.  Reservations, which are strongly suggested, can be made by calling FCT at 598-7840.

“We have chosen a selection of songs that are as popular today as they were when they debuted during the golden age of Broadway. Songs from iconic composers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, Harold Arlen and others will resonate with music lovers of all ages.  Harold Arlen’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” is as beloved by today’s youth as much as it was by those who first heard it more than 50 years ago when it debuted in the Wizard of Oz. George and Ira Gershwin’s “Summertime” continues to be a favorite of female vocalists of all ages including several recent American Idol contestants,” said DeGolyer.

Currently in rehearsal, the production will showcase talents of accompanist and musical director, Abel Searor and some of the area’s most talented vocalists.

“The Evening on Broadway series provides young performers, as well as seasoned veterans, with the chance to “strut their stuff” and entertain the audience as they sing some great music,” added DeGolyer.

Fulton Community Theatre’s “The Golden Age of Broadway: The Music of Porter, Kern, Gershwin, Cohan, Berlin and Rodgers & Hart” will not only entertain, it will also benefit the food pantry at Catholic Charities of Oswego County.

“We encourage those attending our performances to please bring a donation of non-perishable food items. The food we collect will be donated to Catholic Charities food pantry. Additionally, we will hold a drawing for a chance to win a dinner and a movie package,” said DeGolyer.

“We are pleased to count Fulton Community Theatre among our ardent supporters,” said Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Oswego County, Mary-Margaret Pezzella-Pekow. “Fulton Community Theatre has done much to support our efforts over the years and we are happy that they have chosen to do so again. With the increased demand on our food pantry, the donations we receive will be welcomed as we help provide food for those that are hungry in our community. I hope that everyone takes the opportunity to enjoy an evening of splendid music and help those less fortunate in our community.”

Boasting a cast of 14, “The Golden Age of Broadway” features vocalists from Fulton and Oswego and the greater Syracuse area.

Cast members include Mike Bolio, Zoe Bolio, Kathy DeGolyer, Beth DeRousie, Renee Fenske, Marsha Preston, William Edward (Bill) White, Liam Fitzpatrick, Joyce Cook, Stephanie McCall, Doug McCall, Rita LaPage, Don Crowe, Marguerite Beebe and Marlina Beebe.

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