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Fulton Community Theatre Presents ‘Comedy Tonight’

FULTON – Broadway’s Lovers, Liars, and Clowns make up Fulton Community Theatre’s latest installment of its popular cabaret series “An Evening of Broadway.”

Fulton Community Theatre musical director Dan Williams (left) and director Michael A. Bolio  look over some of the arrangements that will make up “An Evening On Broadway: Comedy Tonight.”
Fulton Community Theatre musical director Dan Williams (left) and director Michael A. Bolio look over some of the arrangements that will make up “An Evening On Broadway: Comedy Tonight.”

The production, titled “Comedy Tonight” is the 15th edition of FCT’s “An Evening on Broadway.”

It will be presented in a dinner theatre format weekends, November 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 at Tavern On The Lock Restaurant, 24 S.First St.

The Friday and Saturday dinners will begin at 6 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. showtime.

On the two Sunday matinees, dinner will begin serving at 12:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. curtain time.

Tickets for the buffet dinner and show are just $27 for adults, $25 for seniors and students.

Show only tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Reservations may be made by calling Tavern On The Lock at 315-592-2661.

The production is under the direction of Michael A. Bolio, with Dan Williams as musical director and accompanist. The pair previously directed FCT’s 2011 cabaret “Enchanted Broadway,” and last season’s “Broadway Dreams.”

“An Evening on Broadway” first debuted in the spring of FCT’s 1994 season.

It was revived in 1999 under the title “An Evening on Broadway II” as part of the theatre’s 10th anniversary season.

Since 2005, the cabaret series has become a staple of the theatre company, with editions appearing in nearly every season.

Each production is based around a theme, be it a composer, a time period, or even a style of Broadway music.

For the upcoming production, Bolio and Williams are working with their cast on solo, duet, and group numbers that are from the lighter side of the Great White Way. Or, to quote the song that gives the evening its name, “bring on the liars, lovers and clowns.”

Music for the production will come from classic shows such as “Oklahoma!” and “Guys & Dolls” to more modern shows such as “Chicago,” “Rocky Horror” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

The evening of music will feature the singing talents of Molly Marie Brown, Valeri Roscoe Dedich, Colleen Deitrich, Kristen Nilson, Jessica Tetro, Hailey Thompson, Brenda McAusian, Taylor Peck, Ben Borenstein, Michael A. Bolio and Dan Williams.

Fulton Community Theatre’s 2016 season is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

For more information, contact FCT on its Facebook page, at www.fultoncommunitytheatre.net, or email [email protected]