Photo: (L to R) It's a Great Day For the Irish! musical director Jonathan Delgado of Saugerties with director Mary Ellen Petti of East Durham and cast members Terri Massimi and John Thayer of Kingston.
It's a Great Day For the Irish!, arranged and directed by East Durham resident and well-known local performer Mary Ellen Petti, traces the musical careers of such notable Irish-American performers as George M. Cohan, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney. Along the way there will be a variety of song styles, from Vaudeville, to Broadway, to standards, to reinterpretations of Irish folk songs, that follow the paths of Irish-American performers as they blazed their way to stage and screen stardom.
Performers from Greene, Dutchess and Orange Counties will be musically directed by Jonathan Delgado. With songs such as "Swinging on a Star," "Over the Rainbow," and "Yankee Doodle Dandy," as well as traditional Irish favorites like "Danny Boy" and "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra," there will be "a little something for every appreciative ear of popular music," according to director Petti. What better way to welcome in the greenest of all holidays?
When & Where
Saturday, March 15th at 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 16th at 2PM
East Durham, NY.
The admission of $12.00 benefits the non-profit Centre and reservations can be made by calling 518-634-2286. Group rates and senior discounts are available.