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Cranford Dramatic Club Releases Schedule of Shows

The Cranford Dramatic Club (CDC) has brought the local community 79 years of mysteries, comedies, dramas and musicals. The 1997-1998 schedule of theatrical productions continues this tradition at the CDC Theater.

Lost in Yonkers, the drama by Neil Simon, brings to the CDC stage a funny and wrenching family drama, full of laughter, tears and insight. The show is co-directed by Nevil Schwartz and Joanne Geschickter, this opening show should not be missed. Lost in Yonkers opens Friday, October 3, and runs through Sunday, October 12.

The winter musical is a show of hilarity tied to the gentle lives of ordinary people, She Loves Me, with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, both of Fiddler on the Roof fame. The romantic story is directed by veteran CDC member Peter Clark. She Loves Me opens Friday, February 13, 1998 and plays through March 7.

The spring musical brings to the CDC a show packed with clever lyrics and a diverse musical score. Baby, directed by Mary Brunton, with music by David Shire, tells the amusing and poignant musical tale of three couples, at different stages of life, facing parenthood. Baby will run for six performances opening Friday, May 1, through Saturday, May 16.

Children's Theater at CDC will present an entertaining musical adaptation of the children's tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. Adapted for the stage by Jim Filer and Jeanne Bargy, this show was originally presented by the theater troupe, The Prince Street Players of New York, and was later presented the Emmy Award for an outstanding television production.

Jack and the Beanstalk, co-directed by Ken Rosenblum and Arlene Wachstein, will be presented over two weekends beginning Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 14.

Preferred seating is available to all season subscription ticket purchasers. A season subscription costing $35 for three plays will save the patron $10, a 22 percent savings. Season tickets and other information may be obtained from the CDC box office by calling (908) 276-7611, Extension No. 1. Single tickets for all shows are $15.

Tickets for the children's theater are priced separately at $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and senior citizens.

The CDC Theater, located a 78 Winans Avenue in Cranford, offers free lighted parking, displays by local artists and refreshments. The theater is located minutes from the Cranford train station.

The CDC is a non-equity and not-for-profit community theater group. For further information including membership procedure and audition dates, please call the CDC at (908) 276-7611.

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