2018-05-17 / Columnists

Babylon News & Muse

•I went to see “Guys and Dolls” at the Argyle Theatre last Friday! I have to admit that I may be slightly predisposed toward this show as it’s been a favorite since I first saw it done by the Babylon High Class of 1968 as their “Soph Show” back in 1965 or 1966. They did a great job then, and this group did a terrific job too! Some of my favorite songs from this are “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “I Love You, a Bushel and a Peck” and “Adelaide’s Lament.”

In fact, the actress who starred as Miss Adelaide impressed me more than any other cast member. Elizabeth Broadhurst, an Equity actress, was certainly up to the part. She gave a polished performance. In fact, all of the leads did well on all levels: acting, singing and dancing. I had a difficult time deciding which actors were Equity performers because they all did so well! (By the way, an Equity performer is a professional who belongs to the Theatre Actors Guild.)

Initially I was a bit worried that my friend and I would not be able to see clearly since we were in the first row of the second section. Both the owners, Mark and Dylan Perlman, came over to reassure me and moved us to an area with a clear view. We went back to the aisle seats at one point and satisfied ourselves that the original seats were fine.

I was not able to attend Thursday night’s opening night, but I heard from friends that the theatre was sold out that night. On Friday night, I would say that at least 75 percent of the seats were filled.

Judging by the performance we saw, I urge you to buy tickets quickly. In talking with friends on Monday, all of them had purchased tickets for future performances!

By the way, although my friend and I walked the block and a half from my home, we noted that there were several empty parking spaces on Main Street.

•Art By the Falls: This Saturday, May 19, The Babylon Village Arts Council will once again show area artists as they display their work near the Argyle Falls from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. I always enjoy strolling through the artwork and am constantly blown away by the number of talented artists who live in our community! Take it in yourself, and I’m sure you will agree!

•Coming up the weekend following Memorial Day, the Babylon Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Spring Sidewalk Sale on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3. On Saturday, June 2, they will be sponsoring a Street Chalk contest!

•Happy birthday to Paul Schulhaus, Gilda Gricka, Edward Jeff Kauf, Debbie Papendick-Echavarry, Roseanna Somma Dobush and Anne Marie Mitchell! Many happy returns to one and all!

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