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October 2012 : The Brooklyn Eagle
Narrows Community Theater presents the Gershwin musical "Crazy For You"

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Michael Santora as Bobby Child and Nicole Davey as Polly Baker star in Narrows Community Theater’s production of the Gershwin musical, Crazy for You. Tia James as Tess, Hilary Goldman as Irene, Yaron Urbas as Lank, and Dalles Wilie as Bela Zangler. Music and Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and book by Ken Ludwig. Performances begin Nov.9-Nov.18, times and location to be announced.

Directed by Drama League Musical Theater Award winner Swaine Kaui. Music Direction by Andy Roninson, and Choreography by David Paul Kidder. Production and Design by Aaron Porter (lights), Angela Borst (costumes), Anthony Difolco (hair and makeup), Michael Vitucci (scenic), Marialana Ardolino (stage manager), Andrew Mayer (combat), and produced by Margaret McMahon.

Crazy for You is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930's playboy, whose dream in life is to dance. Despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be-ex-fiancée, Bobby achieves his dream! Memorable Gershwin tunes include I Can't Be Bothered Now, Bidin' My Time, I Got Rhythm, Naughty Baby, They Can't Take That Away from Me, But Not for Me, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Embraceable You and Someone to Watch Over Me. It's a high energy comedy which includes mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music.

Swaine Kaui has worked with Tony nominee Brad Oscar (Producers, Addams Family) in Fiddler on the Roof at Barrington Stage, as well as The Black Suits, a new musical by Joe Iconis in workshop at the Bill Finn Musical Theater Lab at Barrington. Swaine also directed a cabaret in the new Mr. Finn Cabaret venue at Barrington Stage. Swaine Kaui is a recipient of directing awards and scholarships, and has most recently won the national award of Drama Leagues 2012 Musical Theater Directing Fellow.

To purchase tickets or more information please contact Narrows Community Theater at: 718-482-3173, email NCT@NCTheaterNY.com, or visit their website at www.NCTheaterNY.com.

December 8, 2011 : The Home Reporter
Christmas Carol Comes To Life
By Heather J. Chin

The talented cast and crew of Narrows Community Theater (NCT) delivered three fantastically gorgeous and heart-warming presentations of "A Christmas Carol: The Musical" during its opening weekend at the Fort Hamilton Army Base Theater and, fortunately, it's not too late to make it a Merry Christmas for the whole family and see the show for yourself.

The special effects - such as "glow-in-the-dark" costuming and smoke billowing out of the "fireplace" - supported the existing skill and exuberance of the cast, who prove that NCT continues to bring a Broadway-quality production to the local stage with community charm.

The first to engage the audience were the kids, ranging in age from six to 18 years old, who impressed with their poise and talent. Diana Marie Paunetto limps along on her prop crutch like a champ, and whether singing or speaking, radiates the goodness, cheer and hope that makes her character, Tiny Tim Cratchit, so endearing and life-changing an influence on her dad's box, grumpy old Ebenezer Scrooge.

As young Scrooge and young Fan (Scrooge's younger sister), each of the four child actors - Antonio Pizzirusso, eight, Annaliese Raffellini, six, Ron Michael Galluccio, 12, and Jennie Cosares, 10 - capture well the simultaneous sadness and optimism of their characters.

Timothy Sundholm and Sarah Cappiello also shine as lovebirds Young Ebenezer and Emily. They have an easy chemistry, as well as a lovely natural harmony when singing together during the musical numbers of "Mr. Fezziwig's Annual Christmas Ball" and "A Place Called Home." Sundholm, in particular, does well with the job of showing how Ebenezer transitioned from a hardworking, family-focused youth to an obsessively debt-aversive young man who puts financial security above all else.

Sean Jarrell manages to be both intimidating and recognizable in his portrayal of Ebenezer "Bah Humbug!" Scrooge, a more humanized portrayal than seen elsewhere, which helps his transformation from miser to philanthropist feel more believable.

That transformation is, of course, not possible without the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, who are played with unbridled energy by Jenny Torgerson, Julia Dimant and Audrey Mae DeRocker also wows with her dancing skills in a cemetery scent.

Director Jason Thomas Wiggins, music director Sheila Plummer and her orchestra, choreographer Jennifer DeVane and her dancers, and the designers, production, sound and lighting teams all do a wonderful job of bringing 1800s London to live here in Brooklyn.

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November 26, 2011 : The Brooklyn Spectator
A Holiday Classic reinvented

Bah humbug" said Ebenezer Scrooge. To which Tiny Tim eventually responds by wishing everyone "A Merry Christmas to us all!"

It is in that spirit that the folks over at Narrows Community Theater (NCT) are presenting a holiday production of "A Christmas Carol, The Musical," while also inviting audience members to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the show for their annual toy drive in support of "Toys For Tots."

"[The show] comes just in time to awaken the Christmas spirit," said NCT President Susan Huizinga, who will be portraying Mrs. Fezziwig in the six-wow production. "It's heartwarming, redeeming. And Scrooge is such a great character."

Actor Sean Jarrell who is stepping into the well-shod feet of Ebenezer Scrooge, agrees, calling the iconic character "one of the great roles in theater" and one that helps shine a light on the timeless universal need for human compassion.

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November 23, 2011 : The Brooklyn Eagle

‘Christmas’ is coming early … Narrows Community Theater, Inc. presents A Christmas Carol, the Musical at the Fort Hamilton Army Base Theater, just in time to celebrate the holiday season. Its message that “it is never too late to change,” told through the characters of Scrooge, Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, is timeless and has found a place in our hearts from generation to generation.

This is truly a show for the whole family to enjoy. NCT’s production is directed by Jason Thomas Wiggins, with music director Sheila Plummer and choreographer Jennifer DeVane. A collection for the “Toys For Tots” program will be held at each performance, so, bring a new, unwrapped toy to the show and help make a child’s Christmas special.

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November 9, 2011 : Brooklyn Eagle
Narrows Inc. Donates to Dyker Military Postage Fund

Members of Narrows Community Theater Inc., celebrating 40 years of entertaining Bay Ridge, were pleased to present a donation of $425 to the Dyker Heights Military Postage Fund at the Dyker Heights Civic Association’s monthly meeting held Tuesday evening, Oct. 11, at St. Philip’s Church.

The money was raised in cooperation with Fran Vella-Marrone and the Dyker Heights Civic Association to support the Dyker Heights Military Postage Fund through the generous donation of Elmira Gultch’s bike from Meredith, Tom, Ashley Kelly and the Halsey Family during NCT’s recent production of The Wizard of Oz. Miss Gultch herself, played by Ashley Taylor Kelly, a freshman at Fontbonne Hall Academy, and her dad Tom Kelly were there to present the gift to the Board of the Dyker Heights Military Postage Fund, which included President Fran Vella-Marrone and remaining officers of the fund, David Ryan and Angelo Arena.

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October 29, 2011 : The Wall Street Journal

Bay Ridge, a vibrant residential neighborhood hugging the Narrows waterway in southwest Brooklyn, has been home over the past century to waves of immigrants settling in New York City, including Scandinavians, Greeks, Italians and, more recently, Middle Easterners....

...Entertainment: The neighborhood has a vibrant nightlife scene along Third and Fifth avenues, and local bars include the Pour House of Bay Ridge and the Blue Zoo Lounge, a nightclub. In the summer, outdoor concerts take place in Shore Road Park. The Narrows Community Theater, on Third Avenue, has been producing shows for 40 years.

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October 10, 2011 : Home Reporter / Brooklyn Spectator
Narrows Community Theater celebrates 40 years

Let them entertain you!

The spirit of Broadway kicked up its heels as Narrows Community Theater celebrated the big 4-0 during a gala held at the Bay Ridge Manor on September 30.

The evening included snippets from some of the organization's most popular performances during its four decades of thespian success, prepared and directed by Dawn Barry Hansen, whose mother, Maureen Barry, along with David Forsyth (NCT's first president), Anthony Micari, and Jim Moaklar, were founded NCT in 1971.

Among those present at the event were Colonel Michael Gould, the commanding officer of the Fort Hamilton Army Base, who reopened the base to NCT and other neighborhood groups after years of closure to community events in the wake of 9/11.

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September 16, 2011 : Home Reporter / Brooklyn Spectator
BROOKLYN BUZZ: Yellow brick road leads to Ridge

All the world is a stage and we all - including the children - play a part.

Keeping this in mind, the creative minds over at Narrows Community Theater (NCT) present "The Wizard of Oz," its second annual Summer Youth production. The family-friendly musical includes all of your favorite characters like Dorothy, Tin Man, Lion, Scarecrow, Auntie Em, Glinda and even Toto, plus a cast of Munchkins - many of whom are played by the under-12 set.

"We looked for a show appropriate for youth and teenagers [and] realized that "Wizard of Oz" is a wonderful show for children, with a large cast and songs people know," explained Ann Gubiotti, NCT's publicity manager. "And with the theater, we could do a big production."

Gubiotti is serious about the scale of the production. There are over 120 costumes, a "myriad of scene changes," and, "big use of special effects, screen images and projections."

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May 12, 2011 : Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Guest Op-Ed : Arts, Culture Benefit Bay Ridge

We would like to address why the performing arts and, for that matter, the arts in general, are so important to our community. Why should members of the Bay Ridge community appreciate the culture so readily available in our neighborhood and why should they embrace our efforts? What benefits do the arts bring to our neighborhood?

First, we would like to applaud Karen Tadross on her recent Op-Ed describing the value as well as plight of local theater and arts groups as they attempt to provide low-cost, quality entertainment to the Bay Ridge community. Her article was both articulate and insightful.

We, too, at Narrows Community Theater, have been among the wandering theatrical gypsies, having had to move several times just within the past few years.

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May 3, 2011 : New York Post
Broadway in Brooklyn! Narrows Community Theater does '42nd Street'

The Narrows Community Theater is putting on its tap shoes.

The venerable Bay Ridge group stages “42nd Street,” a blockbuster musical about a blockbuster musical, starting on May 13.

It’s a classic musical, so it should come as no surprise that the show follows a young ingénue, Peggy Sawyer, who lands her big break on Broadway in an extravagant production at the height of the Great Depression.

The resulting show within a show makes for big, memorable dance numbers and toe-tapping show tunes, including “The Lullaby of Broadway” and “We’re in the Money” — which the cast breaks into after finding a dime on the sidewalk (hey, it was the Depression).

“The book is much snappier and funnier than you’d think,” said director Tom Berger. “It gives you a lot to play with.”

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March 2011

Click on Caught In The Act .. then on Narrows Community Theater to see our Callbacks for 42nd Street!!

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A Sense of Community: Small Theatre Companies Thrive in the Five Boroughs

Playbill.com : April 30, 2009

"What really amazes me is we still have some of the original members," said Ann Gubiotti, the vice-president of the Narrows Community Theatre, which is 38 years old. "It runs the gamut — youngsters, young adults and seniors. One of the board members is in his early 80s." She added that some of the people who founded the group in the early 1970s are still active with the theatre.
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Narrows Community Theater presents
Stephen Sondheim’s
“Sweeney Todd”

Sweeney Todd
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler
May 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8pm; May 10 & 17 at 3pm
St. Patrick’s Auditorium, 97th Street & Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/Students/Children
718.482.3173 or www.NarrowsCommunityTheater.com or email NCT@Nctheaterny.com
for more details

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn – Narrows Community Theater proudly presents its Spring 2009 production, Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller, “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. We are very excited to be granted the rights from Music Theatre International because Sweeney Todd has not been seen on any Brooklyn stage since the 2005 revival and national tour.

Director, Jason Tucker, brings his own creative ideas to this rendition of the original 1979 version of the show. The story tells the tale of the skillful barber, Benjamin Barker, who had been wrongfully imprisoned by the malicious Judge Turpin because of the judge’s jealousy over Barker’s beautiful wife, Lucy. Barker, hoping to recapture his former life, returns to London with a new identity as Sweeney Todd. He revisits his home after fifteen years in exile only to discover that the only remnant of his earlier life is the pie shop, owned by Mrs. Lovett, which still stands below his old barber shop. As the story unfolds, the vengeful Sweeney and conniving Mrs. Lovett, who has been secretly in love with Barker all of these years, develop an unusual partnership as they plod towards their own inevitable destinies.

Directed by Jason Tucker. Music director Erica Ito. Stars NCT newcomers Clay Smith as Sweeney Todd and Beth E.Smith as Mrs. Lovett. Fridays & Saturdays, May 8, 9, 15, 16, at 8pm, and Sundays May 10 and 17 at 3pm, at St. Patrick’s Auditorium, 97th Street and 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/students/children. (718) 482 3173 or email NCT@nctheaterny.com, or visit their website at www.NarrowsCommunityTheater.com.


Narrows Community Theater, Inc. Presents
“Spoiled Cherries”
An Original Comedy by Hollie Rosenberg

Spoiled Cherries – Written and Directed by Hollie Rosenberg
October 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 8pm
Salem Lutheran Church
450 – 67th Street
Tickets: $15 Adults, $12 Seniors/Students/Children
718.482.3173 or www.NarrowsCommunityTheater.com or email NCT@Nctheaterny.com for more details

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn – Narrows Community Theater proudly presents, “Spoiled Cherries”; the latest work by emerging playwright / director Hollie Rosenberg. Spoiled Cherries is a full-length comedy/drama which asks the question: At what age does childhood end? 26 year old Sheila Kramer, a wannabe poet struggles with her refusal to grow up and her obsessive crush on her not-so-single best friend Alan. As those closest to her try to steer her in the right direction, she is forced to embark on a couch-hopping journey of self-discovery that ends up affecting those around her in unexpected ways.

Hollie has a BA in Film Production from Columbia College Chicago and is working towards her MA in Creative Writing Scripts at City University of London. Previously, she has worked backstage and behind the camera for television, theater and film in South Florida, Chicago, Los Angeles and NYC.

As a playwright she has had productions at the Riant Theater's Strawberry One Act Festival (as a Semi Finalist), Brooklyn Heights Players, American Heritage School for the Performing Arts and a workshop at City University of London. As a screenwriter her short film “Piggy” was filmed and premiered at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, Chicago Big Screen Film Festival, and Lower East Side Film Festival in NYC. Hollie is also a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Her original works include Dirty Laundry on the Crazy Girls Line and Bedpan Palace. Hollie’s directing credits include: Richard III, Safari, Dirty Laundry on the Crazy Girls Line, Bedpan Palace, Let’s Call Him MacBeth, All’s Well That Ends Well.

For more information on these and future events sponsored by Narrows Community Theater, call 718 482 3173 or email Narrows Community Theater at NCT@nctheaterny.com, or visit their website at www.NarrowsCommunityTheater.com


Narrows Community Theater, Inc.
Bay Ridge's oldest theater company in Brooklyn One Theater’s
A Playwright Grows in Brooklyn Festival

J. Michaels directs Vince Mazza's Midnight Radio Hour.

Denise Higgins-Regan directs Dana Fuchs’ Beautiful.
As part of BrooklynONEtheater's
A Playwright Grows In Brooklyn Festival
September 19 & 20, 26 & 27
St. John's Parish Theatre
99th Street & Fort Hamilton Parkway
Tickets: $10 718.907.3490 or brooklynonetheater.org for more details

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn – Narrows Community Theater, bringing quality entertainment to the Bay Ridge area for more than 37 years, announces their participation in two original one act plays as part of Brooklyn One Theater’s 2008 A Playwright Grows in Brooklyn Festival.

J. Michaels directs Dustin Cross and Michael Ruocco (all three from the acclaimed 2008 Fringe Festival production of the rock musical, The Deciders) and character actor, Christopher Sirota, in the suspense drama, “Midnight Radio Hour”, written by the late Vince Mazza, a celebrated Brooklyn playwright, as part of BrooklynONEtheater's A Playwright Grows In Brooklyn Festival.

Midnight Radio Hour concerns Jon Beaumont (Dustin Cross), an acid-tongued radio host who is stalked by a strange caller exclaiming that he has only hours to live … ands there is nothing that can stop it. Michael Ruocco plays Tommy, the radio technician under Beaumont's thumb and featuring Christopher Sirota as the clairvoyant propend of doom, "Mr. Sunshine." Other radio callers include Christine Kahaly.

Utilizing a black & white motif, atmospheric music, and good old-fashioned "chills," Mr. Michaels hopes to transport his audience back to the days of classic TV terror. "It is my love letter to Boris Karloff's Thriller, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and, of course, Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone" remarks the veteran stage director whose credits include Broadway and Off-Broadway. The production is designed by Mary Elizabeth MiCari and presented in association with Narrows Community Theater, Inc., Bay Ridge's oldest performing arts organization, and Genesis Repertory Ensemble, Inc., a non-profit professional arts & education organization recently moving its offices to Brooklyn.

Also on the bill and presented in association with Narrows Community Theater, Inc, is “Beautiful”, an original one act play written by Dana Fuchs. Directed by Denise Higgins-Regan, this play is set in a Westport Connecticut mansion. The cast of characters intermingle in a most unusual beauty contest. Gary Kozak, who has graced NCT’s stage in numerous performances, and Lillianna Murphy (making her NCT debut) play the ruthless contest judges. The audience is drawn into the drama as the secrets of each of the participants unfold, culminating in a surprise twist at the play’s end. Directed by performer and director, Denise Higgins-Regan. Ms. Higgins’ credits span the New York and London stage. Most recently, Ms. Higgins directed the off Broadway production of 700-Wives – The Musical.

The next endeavors for Narrows Community Theater will be Spoiled Cherries, a new comedy by Hollie Rosenberg, in October at Salem Lutheran Church, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, directed by J. Michaels, in November at the Theater at St. Patrick's.

For more information on these and future events sponsored by Narrows Community Theater, call 718 482 3173 or email Narrows Community Theater at NCT@nctheaterny.com, or visit their website at www.NarrowsCommunityTheater.com

Photos - Midnight Radio Hour
Courstesy of Narrows Community Theater


April 8, 2008
Narrows Community Theater presents
Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”

 Narrows Community Theater is proud to present its Spring 2008 production, Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”, directed by George Ferencz.  One of the best known Christie plays, also published as “Ten Little Indians”, the action centers around ten people, each with a deadly secret, who find themselves the subject of a cruel game as they are each killed off one by one.  The audience is kept in suspense until the very last moment when the killer’s identity is revealed.

Performances of “And Then There Were None” will be  held on Fridays and Saturdays, May 9, 10, 16 & 17, at 8:00pm and Sundays, May 11 & 18, at 3:00pm at St. Patrick’s auditorium, 97th St/4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209.  For more information or reservations, call 718-482-3173, or email NCT@nctheaterny.com, or visit the website at
www.NarrowsCommunityTheater.com


April 4, 2008
Auditions for NCTEnsemble

Narrows Community Theater is holding open auditions for their 2008 performance of the “NCT Spring Fling”.  Auditions for the NCT Ensemble (prepare to sing 16 bars of music of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin)will be on Saturday, April 12, from 5pm to 7pm. Auditions for the NCT Dancers (Modern and/or Ballet background) will be held on Thursday, May 1, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. All auditions will be held at Salem Lutheran Church, 450 – 67th Street, Brooklyn, NY. 

Show dates are May 31, June 13, and July 8, with other possible performance dates, all in the Bay Ridge area, including a performance in the Marty Golden Parks Concert Series.

For further information call (718) 482-3173 or email NCT@nctheaterny.com or visit our website at www.narrowscommunitytheater.com


March 15, 2008
Narrows Community Theater, Inc. presents
“Act Up!” – Acting Classes

Calling all couch potatoes (or, as us ladies prefer to be known as, couch “to-ma-toes”)!  You can have a rollicking good time while learning the fundamentals of acting at Narrows Community Theater’s “Act Up!” Class, taught by John Stillwaggon, professional actor and seasoned instructor with national teaching experience.  

I decided, after hamming it up style “au natural” for the past few years, to see what it takes to be a real actor.  So, off I went, a little fearful and equipped with only a desire to learn more about the craft, to my first “Act Up!” session. 

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October 25, 2007
Narrows Community Theater presents "To Kill A Mockingbird"

Written by Tom Kane
published on October 25, 2007 in the Brooklyn Eagle

On Thursday last, at the Fort Hamilton Army base, my friend Joe Autuoro directed a scene from the classic “To Kill A Mockingbird.” It was a Narrows Community Theater production in conjunction “The Big Read,” an organization that encourages reading through the Brooklyn Public Library system and the community. It’s a quality program, and kudos to NCT, and in particular, first-time director Autuoro, for stepping to the plate. We definitely need more of these lit–minded projects.

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/categories/category.php?category_id=31&id=16292


September 24, 2007
Narrows Community Theater presents the
NCT DANCERS
At Bay Ridge’s 3rd Avenue Festival


Come see the NCTDancers in their first public performance of “Roxanne’ from the hit movie musical “Moulin Rouge. Performances will take place at Bay Ridge’s annual 3rd Avenue Festival on Sunday September 30 at Delia's Lounge, 9224 3rd Avenue, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. There's no cover and the bar and kitchen will be open for business. Enjoy the 3rd Ave festivities lounging in Delia's comfortable open air seating. Performances are at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm. Click HERE to see our flyer.


August 8, 2007
Narrows Community Theater Announces
Auditions for "Music Man"

Narrows Community Theater will be holding auditions for its Fall 2007 production, “Music Man”, directed by Jay Michaels, on Tuesday and Wednesday September 11 and 12, with callbacks on Thursday September 13, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at St. Patrick’s auditorium, 97th Street and 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209. We will also be auditioning for the NCT Dancers and NCT Ensemble on those dates. Show Dates for “Music Man” are November 2, 3, 4 and November 9, 10, 11, also at St. Patrick’s Auditorium. For audition information and volunteer opportunities please call (718) 482 3173 or email nct@nctheaterny.com


Narrows Community Theater’s and Bay Ridge’s
Very Own Dawn Barry-Hansen in “Idol: The Musical”

Kudos to Bay Ridge’s own Dawn Barry-Hansen for landing a role in the new Off -Broadway musical “Idol: The Musical”. The show, playing at the 45th Street Theater in Manhattan, is a “musical comedy satire that focuses on the American Idol show and particularly on the worship of Clay Aiken” (one of the finalists on the second season of the TV show). Ms. Barry-Hansen, a prominent community figure for many years, is a long time member of Bay Ridge’s Narrows Community Theater...Read More


Sunday July 1, 2007
Narrows Community Theater Announces
“Audition Workshop with Jay Michaels”

“Awesome!” “Exceeded my expectations!” “Entertaining and informative” “Just loved it!”. These were just a few of the reviews from those who attended last summer’s Musical Audition Workshop with Jay Michaels hosted by Narrows Community Theater. Well look out Bay Ridge, you are in for an encore! Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 2, 2007, when NCT will again be hosting a workshop with Mr. Michaels. This time it will not only cover how to have a successful musical audition, it will be a general workshop for monologues as well as vocals. Theater folks will again have an opportunity to try out their skills and receive tips on improving their performance from the master himself....Read More


Saturday, June 9, 2007

Narrows Community Theater Announces:

Narrows Community Theater’s “NCT Ensemble Broadway Review” Performing at the Bay Ridge Relay for Life and Christ Church in Bay Ridge

Come celebrate a wonderful event and be part of a worthwhile cause! Narrows Community Theater’s song and dance troupe will be performing their “NCT Broadway Ensemble Review” benefit concert and fund raiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life on June 16 at 7:30pm at the Fort Hamilton High School Field, 8301 Shore Road, Brooklyn. The performance will feature NCT soloists, ensemble singers, and the NCTDancers, and is under the creative direction of Dawn Barry-Hansen, musical director James Mosser, and choreographer Bieje Chapman....Read More



Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Narrows Community Theater Announces:
Premiere of NCTDancers at Bay Ridge Festival of the Arts


Narrows Community Theater Performs at the Bay Ridge Festival of the Arts

Narrows Community Theater featured the premiere performance of their newly formed NCTDancers in an enchanting ballroom dance set to Fred and Ginger’s “Easter Parade” at the Bay Ridge Festival of the Arts on Thursday, April 19. The dancing duo was made of the talented Karen Pawson and Joseph Autuoro, both of whom have delighted audiences in past NCT shows. The concert, under the direction of Dawn Barry-Hansen and musical direction of Rudolf Albert, included a number of gifted soloists from the theater troupe....Read More


Monday, October 23, 2006
Narrows Community Theater Announces:
“Broadway Dancing for Non-Dancers” Workshop,
Auditions for Spring 2007 Production


“Broadway Dancing for Non-Dancers Workshop”

Love that Broadway choreography and always wanted to try it? Narrows Community Theater will be hosting a two-session “Broadway Dancing for Non-Dancer’s Workshop” with Bieje Chapman, nationally certified dance instructor and performer with such stars as Sally Struthers and Leslie Uggams. Come and learn the basics in warm-up, isolations and stage presence while learning famous Broadway choreography....Read More



Saturday, September 30, 2006
Narrows Community Theater Celebrating its 35th Anniversary

NCT members who missed the 35th Anniversary Gala hosted by Narrows Community Theater at the Fort Hamilton Army Base on Saturday, September 30th missed a real treat. The festivities started the moment you walked in the door and didn’t end until the last song was played....Read More


Tuesday September 26, 2006
Narrows Community Theater Featured
'The Rhapsody Players' Concert at Shore Hill Senior Center

The Bay Ridge community was treated to an exciting evening of song last Tuesday evening, September 26, as Narrows Community Theater presented a concert of Gershwin music, featuring the Rhapsody Players, at the Shore Hill Community Center, Shore Road and 91st Street. This free event was presented by NCT as part of their outreach program to the community. As current NCT President, Susan Huizinga, told the audience, “NCT is grateful to have the use of the community room for meetings and rehearsal space. This program is our way of saying thank you for all of your support”....Read More


Sunday, August 20, 2006
Narrows Community Theater Announces Theater Workshops,
One-Act Festival Production “Let’s Call Him Mac Beth”,
35 Anniversary Gala, Jekyll & Hyde Fall MUSICAL

Theater Workshops
The reviews are in! The huge success of Narrows Community Theater’s Musical Audition Workshop held this past August with veteran director and theater professional Jay Michaels has prompted the theater company to plan a series of future workshops covering a host of topics of interest to theater professionals. At the August workshop, Mr. Michaels demonstrated a successful musical audition process and provided tips on what directors are looking for in an audition. Selected participants had the opportunity to perform a “practice” audition for Mr. Michaels. ...Read More