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WHITE PLAINS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
11 City Place, 3rd floor, (914) 328-1600, www.wppac.com

Located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains.

Membership:

Membership at White Plains Performing Arts Center is about more than discounts and opportunities. It is about a commitment to the arts. It is about an understanding that the arts are a valuable resource to our community. Members at WPPAC are making an investment in the future of the arts.

Support the WPPAC
If you appreciate live theatre, we ask you to consider making a tax-deductible donation to the WPPAC.

Only 53% of their costs are covered by ticket prices. They need your help to cover the rest. For as little as $50, $100 or $150 a year, you can help support your hometown theatre.

White Plains Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization.
Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

“Best Family Show” by the Off-Broadway Alliance.

Max has also released an instructional magic video, “Magic in Minutes,” where Max teaches kids ages 5 & up how to fill their everyday lives with wonder and perform magic with ordinary objects found right in their own home.

For tickets: visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday (11 am-6 pm), purchase the tickets online at www.wppac.com or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, please contact barbara@wppac.com.

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Tennessee William’s CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
Friday, March 6 at 8 pm


The White Plains Performing Arts Center play reading series of classic, TONY honored Best Plays continues with Tennessee William’s CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. Tickets are $10 each. The Nakd Stage Play Reading Series features actors with scripts in hand, no sets, costumes or props. It's all about the words.

The play tells the story of greed and deception within a patriarchal southern family. Specifically, the plot focuses on the turbulent relationship of a wife and husband, Maggie “The Cat” and Brick Pollitt, and their interaction with Brick’s family over the course of one evening gathering at the family estate in Mississippi, ostensibly to celebrate the birthday of patriarch and tycoon “Big Daddy” Pollitt. Maggie, through wit and beauty, has escaped a childhood of desperate poverty to marry into the wealthy Pollitt family, but finds herself suffering in an unfulfilling marriage. Brick, an aging football hero, has neglected his wife and further infuriates her by ignoring his brother’s attempts to gain control of the family fortune. Brick’s indifference and his near-continuous drinking, date back to the recent suicide of his friend Skipper. Big Daddy is unaware that he has cancer and will not live to see another birthday; his doctors and his family have conspired to keep this information from him and his wife. His relatives are in attendance and attempt to present themselves in the best possible light, hoping to receive the definitive share of Big Daddy’s enormous wealth.

The cast includes Daniel Basiletti, Philip J. Cutrone, Toni Fazio, Ron Guberman, Michael Lichtstein, Jon Thomas, Misti Tindiglia, Anthony Valbiro with Tiffany Stoker as Maggie “The Cat”. This reading is directed by Philip J. Cutrone.

Join us as we rekindle memories of great, award-winning plays and focus on the powerful words and intentions of amazing playwrights.

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Sunday, March 22 at 7 pm
Tickets: $50.

Enjoy an evening of laughter with the Italian Bad Boyz of Comedy. Comedians Frank Santorelli, Frank Spadone, Mike Marino and Michael “Wheels” Parise will poke fun of their heritage in a way that will make you laugh whether you are of Italian descent or not. Some of the comedians have been on shows such as Jay Leno’s Tonight Show and others. Many have regular comedy shows in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. For more information visit www.ItalianBadBoyz.com. Performed in English.

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Tony Award Winner Martin Charnin with the Creating Broadway Series: The Composers
Friday, April 10 at 7 pm,
tickets are $20.

Martin CharningThe White Plains Performing Arts Center is proud to bring Tony Award winning lyricist Martin Charnin to White Plains as part of the Creating Broadway series. Mr. Charnin will share stories from his life in the theatre and give advice for rounding out songs in an actor’s repertoire for audition or performance. Six to eight people will be selected from ticket buyers, by audition, to join Mr. Charnin on stage.

Mr. Charnin has been the director, lyricist, composer, librettist, producer or a combination for over 85 theatrical productions. He is best known for his work as the conceiver, director and lyricist of the Tony Award winning musical, Annie and its sequel, Annie Warbucks. During his extensive career, Mr. Charnin has received four Tony nominations, one Tony Award, seven Grammy Awards, three Emmy Awards, three Gold records, two Platinum records, six Drama Desk Awards and a Peabody Award for Broadcasting.

The Creating Broadway Series from the WPPAC Conservatory Theatre is bringing to its White Plains’ stage topnotch Broadway artists showcasing the talents that got them to the Great White Way. The series is presented in the form of concerts, master classes, lectures and workshops. Whether participating or observing, these events promise to be amazing opportunities for teaching and learning for theatre enthusiasts and professionals of all levels.