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June 2011

The Antrim Players
 In This Issue
President' Corner               What's Going On At Antrim

Antrim's 2011-2012 Officers, Board of Director's and Committee Chairs

Now Playing 

Chapter Two  


Announcing Auditionis For 2 Special Events Coming In August   

Auditions For Biloxi Blues

Special Events                 
Antrim Announces It's Spectacular 75th Diamond Jubilee Season

Antrim Joins Gay Pride Sunday In Nyack



Antim now offers you 2 convenient ways to reserve tickets.

1. Call our reservation line at (845) 354-9503


2. Reserve online through the ticketing page of our website at






NEEDED: 16 Singers (Male & Female - All Ages)

WHEN: Saturday August 6th - One night only

WHAT: Recreate an Audition for an Audience

WHY: To raise funds for Antrim Playhouse and let Singers perform Audition Songs.


PREMISE: The night will be run like an actual audition. Singers will sing all or part of an uptempo and a ballad piece. Audience will witness the audition process and how a musical is cast. Possible readings after singing.

Requirements: 1 uptempo and 1 ballad in the proper key. Headshot and resume (will be returned) Available August 6th from 6:30 to 10:30. Available for 2 rehearsals (TBA)

INTERESTED: Contact Randy Accardi - - (201) 390 - 4380



Casting Call




The Antrim Playhouse located in Wesley Hills, NY, is presenting a concert version of RASPUTIN, A NEW MUSICAL on Friday evening, August 12th 2011.


Casting the following dramatic vocal roles:


Rasputin, 30-40's, bass baritone

Tsar Nicholas, 30-40's, baritone-tenor

Tsarina Alexandra, 30's, mezzo soprano

Father Iliodor, 30-40's, baritone

Khionia, 30-40's, alto soprano

Prince Felix Youssopov, 30's, tenor.

Interested parties, please submit headshot and resume (with full contact information) to:


President's Corner  

Dear Members,

We have come to the end of our 74th season. It has proven to be one of our most successful in quite some time. Our spring musical, All Shook Up was a huge success and was enjoyed by over 1,350 audience members. I would like to thank Melinda Pinto, Eric Brown, Elyane Marks and the cast and crew for a job well done. I would also like to thank you, our patrons, for your continued support in these troubling times. It is becoming increasingly difficult to mount quality stage productions in this harsh economic climate. Some community theaters are not surviving and have had to close their doors. For the first time in 38 years there will be no Clarkstown Summer Theater this year. Although my heart goes out to the communities that are losing a vital source of entertainment I am proud to say that Antrim is doing reasonably well. Although we are not flush with cash we are bringing in enough revenue to continue to bring you some the best theater this area has to offer, as evidenced by this past years blockbuster season. We hope to do even better next year with our 75th Diamond Jubilee Season starting in September. However, to make this possible we need your support. Please consider becoming a member of Antrim for the low cost of $99. This gives you a ticket to all 6 of our mainstage productions as well as a voice in how your theater is run by attending General Meetings and voting for Board Of Director members or even becoming one yourself. If you don't wish to become a member we hope that you will make a donation to our theater. Any amount from $10.00 and up would be greatly appreciated and will be used to maintain our building, lighting and sound systems, props and costumes as well as a hundred other needs we have in our beautiful old theater. Member application forms and donation forms can be found in the lobby of our theater.


At our annual meeting which was held on May 23rd we said goodbye to 2 Board of Director members, Randy Accardi and Tom Price whose terms had expired. I want to thank them both for their invaluable help in moving Antrim forward. We also welcomed 2 new board members, Meg Renton and Kristin-Leigh Nicholson. Meg brings a wealth of community theater experience which will enable us to better serve our patrons in the coming years. As a teacher, one of  Kristin's tasks will be to develop after school training seminars for young people in the different areas of theater.  Although Randy is no longer a voting member of our board, he has accepted an Officer position on our board as Director of Performing Arts Development. In this role he will be spearheading projects to plan special events and to attract and retain directors, producers, actors, singers and dancers. We also created an additional officer position of Director Of Building Maintenance, this position will be filled by Steve St. George. Steve will be responsible for keeping our building in good working order and our grounds looking beautiful. One final piece of great news is that we have created the role of Theater Manager at Antrim. This position replaces the role of House Manager and expands on those responsibilities. The Theater Manager is responsible for the day to day operation of our theater as well as overseeing all of our committees to ensure we have what we need when we need it. The Board Of Directors unanimously appointed Brianne Higgins to be our first Theater Manager. Brianne has been involved at Antrim for several years as an actor, director, prop and furniture coordinator, board of director member and any one of a hundred other hats she has benn asked to wear. She will do a fantastic job and you will see the positive results when you come to our theater.   


In this newsletter you will see the new Board of Director and committee roster as well as our spectacular list of shows for our 75th Diamond Jubilee season. We are planning to kick off our Diamond Jubilee 75th Season with a big opening night reception and after show party on Friday September 16th. Stay tuned for more details on this and other special events in the coming season.



Thank you again, and I look forward to seeing you at Antrim.



Marty Andreas
President - Antrim Players
(845) 664-0689 -

2011-2012 Officers
Chapter Two

The Antrim Players Welcomes You To Audition For

"Biloxi Blues"

By Neil Simon

Directed By Susan Binder


                   Audition Dates:   Monday June 13th @7 PM

                                                 Tuesday June 14th @ 7PM             

 Callbacks (by appointment)     Thursday June 16th  @ 7PM


                            Auditions Will Be Held At

The Antrim Playhouse -  15 Spook Rock Road,  Suffern, NY


Performance dates:  Sept. 16,17,18,23,24,25, 30 - Oct. 1 & 2


Cast Breakdown


Roy Selridge - (18-23)  Not the brightest bulb in the package


Joseph Wykowski - (18-23)  Confident


Don Carney -(18-23)  Indecisive.  Thinks he's a crooner.


Eugene Morris Jerome - (18-23)  Writer/narrator


Arnold Epstein - (18-23) Physically weak/mentally strong


James Hennesey - (18-23)  Fair-minded


Sgt. Merwin Toomey - (35-45)  Southern.  By-the-book enforcer.  Must be in good physical condition. 


Rowena - (30-40)  Prostitute  


Daisy - (17-20)  A good catholic girl.



Please be familiar with the script/characters.  Should you have any questions, contact the director:  Susan Binder at 201-891-3038 or


Antim Proudly Announces It's 75th Diamond Jubilee Season

2011-2012 Season

Join Us On Sunday June 12th  

From 12PM to 5PM

In Nyack As Antrim Helps To Celebrate

Gay Pride Sunday

We Will Have A Table Loaded With Antrim Information And A Raffle For 2 Free Season Memberships


Come Join Us And Learn More About Your Theater While Supporting A Worthy Cause