For Nick Varsames, performing has always been an integral part of his life; he loves it because for him, it is an escape from everyday life. Soon, he will have a chance to perform once again. The Armonk resident has been cast in the White Plains Performing Arts Center’s Stage 2 production of Tuck Everlasting, opening this weekend and running August 2-11.
White Plains Performing Arts Center
News from the White Plains Performing Arts Center:
There’s still time to get tickets for the first professional production of Disney’s Tarzan in Westchester, which opened December 20.
The show not only features performers from all over the country but showcases the talents of many Westchester natives as well.
Jeremy Quinn of Yonkers is directing the production with music direction by Stephen Ferri (Harrison) and choreography by Lexie Fennell Frare (Nyack)
The cast features Westchester residents Kyle Arzaga (Chappaqua) as Young Terk, Melanie Burg (Harstdale) in the Ensemble, Jenna Dallacco (Irvington/Greenburgh) as Jane and Jesse Goodman of Mahopac as Young Tarzan.
These local performers are joined by Nicolas Baumgartner (Clayton), Korie Lee Blossey (Kerchak), Jake Bridges (Snipes), Ben Carlson (Male Ensemble), Jessica Crilley (Female Ensemble), Deanna Giulietti (Female Ensemble), , Melissa Rose Hirsch (Female Ensemble), Darius Jordan Lee (Male Ensemble), Steven Liberto (Male Ensemble), Toby Miller (Professor Porter), Annie Nelson (Female Ensemble), Melanie Porras (Female Ensemble), Shawn W. Smith (Male Ensemble), Jeremy Swift (Male Ensemble), Jennifer Theriot (Kala), Cartreze Tucker (Terk), Max Albert Vivino (Young Tarzan), Kyle Wolf (Young Terk), Marek Zurowski (Male Ensemble), and Chris Stevens as Tarzan.
TARZAN ® features heart-pumping music by Grammy and Oscar winning music pop icon Phil Collins and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang.
“In this day and age of constant human brutality and tragedy, the story of TARZAN ® reminds us of what’s really important, especially at the holidays – the unconditional love of true family, whether biological or chosen. And although we all ‘look’ different, under the skin we are just the same. Disney’s TARZAN ® is victorious in bringing to the stage a well-known story with unforgettable melodies and heart-pumping music perfect for the entire family!”- Jeremy Quinn
Based on the smash-hit Disney animated film, Tarzan ® tells the story of an infant boy orphaned in a shipwreck on the shores of West Africa. The child is taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas. He becomes a man, thriving in this primitive environment, until the arrival of a hunting expedition and his realization of the world beyond his jungle home. Tarzan ® features high-flying excitement and hits like the Academy Award winning “You’ll Be in My Heart” as well as “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds” making Tarzan® an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Tarzan, The Stage Musical continues at the White Plains Performing Arts Center December 26 – 30 (Saturday at 2pm & 7pm; Sunday at 2pm, Monday & Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday at 2pm) & January 2-10 (Saturday at 2pm & 7pm; Sunday at 2pm; Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm & 7pm and Sunday at 2pm). Tickets are $25 – $47. A $135 Family Four Pack (2 Adults & 2 Kids tickets) is available for the 7pm performances on December 18, 19, 26, 28, & 29.
White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street in downtown White Plains. For tickets: visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday (11am-6pm), purchase tickets online at www.wppac.com or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tarzan® is recommended for audiences ages 6 and older. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.