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Music at Asbury presents “Broadway in Three-Quarter Time”





Tuckahoe, NY – Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church is delighted to present the alumni of Asbury Summer Theatre in a program entitled “Broadway in Three-Quarter Time.” The program will feature solo and ensemble “waltzes” from some of the classic shows that AST presented during its 32-year history, including songs from “South Pacific”, “Brigadoon”, “The Sound of Music”, “1776”, “Oliver” “Oklahoma!”, “She Loves Me” and “Working.” For AST’s loyal fans, this program will be a musical stroll down memory lane!

Under the dedicated and inspired leadership of Lu and Carl Gmoser, Asbury Summer Theatre brought high quality theater to Lower Westchester, presenting over 30 sold-out shows to thousands of delighted audience members during its 32-year history.  The members of AST are among the most active and sought-after performers of community theater in the greater New York area, recently appearing in leading roles with the Clocktower Players, the Elmwood Playhouse, White Plains Performing Arts Center, Center Stage Playhouse, Actors’ Conservatory Theater, and others. AST’s founding producer, Lu Gmoser, was the recipient of the Arts Council of Yonkers’ prestigious Griffon Award for outstanding contribution to the performing arts in Westchester.

“Broadway in Three-Quarter Time” will be directed by Mauro Contrastano with music director, Donna Cribari and choreographer Miguel Acevedo. Cast members: Ruth Chiamulera, Mauro Contrastano, Jeannine Padula Goche, Michael Quigley, Carmela Sirico and Gary Skidmore.

Music at Asbury was launched in November of 2014.  As a program of Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church, Music at Asbury is designed to serve as a social service to the community, offering free performances by some of New York City and the Hudson Valley’s finest musical artists. The final concert of the season will be held April 28 featuring the Angelica Chamber Choir.

Concerts are held in the sanctuary at Asbury United Methodist Church, 167 Scarsdale Rd, Tuckahoe, NY; ample parking is available. Admission is free of charge but reservations are strongly recommended; please visit www.MusicAtAsbury.com or call 914-779-3722 to reserve a general admission seat.

For more information, contact:

Mary Thombs, Chair, Music at Asbury

[email protected]; 917-533-5747

About Music at Asbury UMC

Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church has a long history of outstanding music programs and a record of community service. Asbury Church and its music directors have presented choral and organ concerts to the public over many years and the Asbury Summer Theatre group operated for 32 years, presenting over 30 sold-out shows to thousands of delighted audience members. In the fall of 2014, we introduced a new three-concert series, Music at Asbury. As a program under the auspices of Asbury-Crestwood United Methodist Church, Music at Asbury has been designed to serve as a social service to the community, offering free admission to the general public for all of its concerts and reaching out to local agencies and facilities that serve the elderly, young people, Veterans, and lower income families and adults. Music at Asbury is proud to feature a wide variety of engaging, appealing, and top quality performances to entertain and educate our audiences. The series is made possible by contributions from audience members and the Asbury church community, by the local business and civic community through program advertising, and through the support of Arts Westchester’s Arts Alive grant program.