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eNEWS ~ Friends of the Ocean City Pops (FOCP)
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This eNEWS installment contains details and links on all the remaining concerts for the OC Pops Orchestra's 2010 season. And please note the Friends fundraising opportunities shown below. Also, we run a Quick List of Ocean City area community and business links. Thanks for checking out all of these features in this "end of season" eNews. Your readership and support of the Ocean City Pops is appreciated.:   
REPEAT - REMINDER on a great show.
(If you've attended, please recommend / forward this email to a friend.) 
Anything Goes Anything Goes -Tuesday, Sept. 7th and Wednesday, Sept. 8th (Two Remaining Performances)
Join the HMS Music Pier ocean liner for an evening of great frolic and fun in a fully staged performance of Cole Porter's hits like You're the Top and I Get a Kick Out of You.  (See cast photos and article - shown below.)
Sunday, Sept.12thGAMP Choir with the Pops.
The Girard Academic Music Program's Concert Choir appears with tenor Justin Gonzalez and pianist Yang Bao plays Beethoven with the Ocean City POPS.

Wednesday, Sept. 15 - A Night in Vienna featuring the Pops with singers.

Sunday, Sept. 19 - Chris Brubeck's Triple Play, with the Pops.
MARK YOUR Calendar: 
SAVE the DATES - Saturday, Oct. 9th
Friends Fall Festival Get Together 
                          (Full details - Flyer Link - Shown below)

Jan. 23-30, 2011

Join the Friends of the OC Pops
Aboard Princes Cruises
Ruby Princess
(Flyer Link Shown below)
Community Interest:
See links to below for other community arts and business organizations
 in the Greater Ocean City area.
Please use the "Forward" feature at the bottom of this eNEWS and recommend the Ocean City Pops to a friend  ... and help bring them to a future concert.
Pops concert updates are also now on Facebook and Twitter ... see the links at the bottom of this newsletter.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome via our Website or email > ocpops@gmail.com 
Follow the Ocean City Pops on Facebook 
  - See Facebook photo gallery from the Friends Luncheon.
Two Performances Remaining, Sept. 7th and 8th   
Ocean City Theatre Company proudly presents
Anything Goes!
With the Ocean City POPS Orchestra 

Rounding out the 2010 Summer Season of the Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) and the Ocean City POPS, is the Musical Comedy, Anything Goes! 
Reno and Moon
Set aboard a cruise ship in the 1930s, Anything Goes is a musical farce with a score by Cole Porter. Many of musical sections have become American standards: Itʼs Delovely, Friendship, I Get a Kick out of You, and more! The historic Ocean City Music Pier will be a perfect venue for such a vintage affair of fabulous music and dazzling dance set aboard the S.S. American cruise liner.  
Maestro William Scheible conducts the Ocean City POPS Orchestra as shipboard shenanigans, terrific tapping, spectacular costumes, contagious music and hilarious comedy comes to life on stage with a cast of professional singers, dancers and actors from across the country. 
Kelly Swartz, a graduate of New York University serves as Choreographer with Staging Direction by OCTC Artistic Director, Michael Hartman. Kelly Martin an accomplished pianist and Music Director will over see music for the cast.
Hope and Billy
You can still catch this hilarious Broadway Musical on Sept. 7 and 8  at 7:30 pm at the Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk. 
This production is appropriate for all ages and the perfect outing for any group. 
We are offering special rates for groups of 20 people or more and it is a perfect event for Student/Senior Groups, Red Hat Societies, Church Groups, etc. If you are interested in a group rate, please contact the Ocean City Annex at (609) 525-9300.
Please Note: Show Start Time is 7:30 pm 

Tickets: $20/15

Order your tickets  online at http://ocnj.tix.com/ or call the Box Office at 609-525-9248.  
Location: Ocean City Music Pier
Tuesday, Sept. 7th - The Original Fudge Kitchen
Wednesday, Sept. 8th  - TBD
Anything Goes - Cast Photos
Photo Credit: Brian Ewing
Headshot Layout Credit: Justin D. Mac 
Headshots - Anything Goes
Some other key info on cast members...
Allyson Pace stars as the bold, belting, Reno Sweeney. Allyson was last seen as the crabby Lucy in CHARLIE BROWN and appeared as a featuring soloist with the OC Pops at their Cole Porter Concert held earlier in the season. Pace recently made an Off-Broadway debut in CHILDREN OF EDEN as a Narrator.
Mike Shultz returns to the OC stage as the song and dance man, Billy Crocker,  Shultz is a recent graduate of the Musical Theatre Program at Penn State University and just completed a International contract at the Walters Theater is Canada.
Jenny Piersol creates the love lost Hope Harcourt in ANYTHING GOES. She last served as Co-Choreographer to OCTC's production of OKLAHOMA and appeared as Minnie Fay in last year's HELLO, DOLLY!  Piersol is a resident of NYC and has performed at Fulton Opera House and Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
Bobby Underwood makes his OCTC debut as Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin. Underwood spent most of his summer performing at Millbrook Playhouse in Pennsylvania.
Ashley Blasland returns to OCTC as Bonnie, the hilarious sidekick to Moonface. Blasland has a vast performing resume including performances at the Roxy Regional Theater in TN, Heritage Repertory Theater in VA and Theater Ban in NY.
Special thanks to Michael Hartman and the Ocean City Theatre Company 
  for performance information and cast photos.
Ocean City Theatre Company > www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com 

Sunday, September 12th    

GAMP Concert Choir
Justin D. Gonzalez
The Girard Academic Music Program's Concert Choir appears with tenor Justin Gonzalez and pianist Yang Bao plays Beethoven with the Ocean City POPS.

Hear this exciting young pianist who studies with Curtis Faculty member Meng-Chieh Liu  perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto #4 with the POPS and the choir sing patriotic and Broadway favorites.
The Girard Academic Music Program began operation in September 1974 as an alternative program within the Stephen Girard School at 18th and Snyder Avenue in Philadelphia.
It began with one 4th and one 5th grade class of approximately 55 students, 2 academic teachers, 1 teacher's aide and 1 music teacher/coordinator. They were the pioneers who initiated the academic and musical success of the school. 
Today, GAMP has grown to its present size of a staff of 30 and over 500 students that include grades 5 through 12. With a 98% - 100% college acceptance rate among each senior class and scholarships valued at over one to two million dollars yearly, GAMP continues to grow in stature within the city of Philadelphia.
The Concert Choir is the premier performance ensemble at GAMP and has performed for  Bill Clinton, the Philadelphia Phillies, and many other local political and district officials.
Please Note:
 Show Start Time is 7:30 pm
Location: Ocean City Music Pier
Tickets: $15/$10
Order your tickets online at http://ocnj.tix.com/ or call the Box Office at 609-525-9248.
GAMP Concert Choir Web Links:
Wednesday, Sept. 15 - A Night in Vienna 
Enjoy A Night in Vienna, featuring the Pops orchestra and singers. This is an annual Music Pier favorite and will feature an evening of Strauss marches, polkas and waltzes.

Please Note: Show Start Time is 7:30 pm

Location: Ocean City Music Pier
Tickets: $15
Order your tickets online at http://ocnj.tix.com/ or call the Box Office at 609-525-9248.
Sponsored by the Mack and Mancoin memory of Frank Ruggieri


Sunday, Sept. 19 - Chris Brubeck's Triple Play with the Pops
Sunday, Sept. 19 - Chris Brubeck's Triple Play with the Pops
Chris Brubeck's Triple Play
Triple Play - Chris Brubeck

Please Note: Show Start Time is 7:30 pm
Location: Hughes Performing Arts Center,
                  6th St. & Atlantic Ave. (OC High School)

 Tickets: $15
Order your tickets online at http://ocnj.tix.com/ or call the Box Office at 609-525-9248.
Sponsored by Comcast
Mark your calendar - next Friends Fundraiser - Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010  

Friends "Fall Festival Get Together"

Wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and desserts
Date: Saturday, Oct. 9th,  6 pm 
Cost: $35
Location: Bayfront home of Joe & Gail Damone, 240 Bay Rd., Ocean City
RSVP: Contact Ginny Coco via email at
coco6970@comcast.net or phone 399.4027.
(Note: The maximum quota for this Friends event is 60 people, so please make your reservations by email, or phone if needed, as soon as possible and then follow-up with your payment.) Reservations should be made by Sept. 25.  
 (Don't miss out ... this event registration is on a first come, first served basis.)
Payment: Please use our secure online "PayPal" service on the Pops Website (Support Page) or mail checks to the Friends of the Ocean City Pops, P.O Box 931, Ocean City, NJ 08226 
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Jan. 23-30, 2011
Join the Friends of the Oean City Pops
Aboard Princes Cruises Ruby Princess
See flyer for details. Act now. Deadine Sept. 17, 2010.

Ocean City activities of interest:
The Friends of the Ocean City Pops share the following items of community interest. 
Community Links:
First Night Ocean City, Dec. 31,2010 > http://www.firstnightocnj.com
Ocean City Free Library > http://home.oceancitylibrary.org/index
Ocean City Art Center > http://www.oceancityartscenter.org/  
Ocean City Theatre Company > www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com
Public Art Projects in Ocean City >  http://www.communityartprojects.com/
Upcoming Ocean City events >  www.oceancityvacation.com 
             or call 1-800-BEACH-NJ
             See a special calendar link > http://ocnj.us/events.asp  
of Commerce / Business Groups:
   Ocean City > http://oceancitychamber.com/   
   Somers Point >  http://somerspointba.org/   
   Upper Township > http://uppertwpbusinesses.com/  

See the Ocean City Pops Web site for full schedule details, along with highlights on Friends activities.

Visit our Friends Information / Sales Table at most POPS concerts.

Watch the FOCP's Slide Show on stage prior to each concert for details on upcoming events.   

NEW > See eNEWS Archive Page for links to prior Friends eNEWS messages.

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eNews - Friends of the Ocean City Pops
Date: Sept. 07, 2010
Prepared by: Ralph Cooper, Trustee > cooperr71@gmail.com