Friends and family of Lorie Dewey: if you’d like to share hugs and memories of Mrs. Dewey/Mama Dew/Lorie, a group will be getting together at Benucci's Restaurant in Pittsford Plaza (3349 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, near Pittsford Cinema) as we leave the second set of calling hours Friday evening. Folks anticipate being there as early as 6:30 and staying as late as 11:00, depending on the turnout. All are welcome and encouraged to stop in for fellowship in celebration of our cherished family member/teacher/co-worker/director/mentor/friend.
Pittsford Musicals mourns the loss of one of our own, Lorie Dewey. Lorie was a PMer from the beginning, purchasing a ticket to the very first show! Over the years, she has supported us as a director, as an advisor, as a production resource, but most importantly as a friend. We are holding her family in our hearts.
Calling hours will be Friday, January 19th, from 2-4pm and 6-9pm at the Miller Funeral Home at the corner of Winton and Jefferson. A celebration of her life is planned for February 10 at 2pm. Please stay tuned for further details.
Pittsford Musicals is pleased to announce our new board members:
Diane Dobrzynski O'Neil
Thank you to all who ran for election! We appreciate your dedication. Thanks also to those who attended the meeting. This is gonna be a great year!
Meet our fabulous slate of nominees for the Board of Directors and vote tonight! 7pm at the Van Huysen Senior Center, 3750 Monroe Ave. See you there!
Meet the board nominees! Jessica Kimble Wood is honored to be nominated as a PM Board of Directors candidate. She has been involved in several area community theatre organizations and has a special spot in her heart for PM where she has made many wonderful friends over the last eight years. Jessica joined the Pittsford Musicals Family in 2009 as a Carousal cast member. Since then, she has been involved with each of PM’s productions on and off stage. Jessica served on the board and continues to serve on many of Pittsford Musicals’ committees since her three year term ended in 2014.
Read more about Jessica here http://www.pittsfordmusicals.org/about-us/board-of-directors
Meet the board nominees! Jason Rugg began his career as a theater educator in 2003, when he directed his first production, Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Since then he has directed over a dozen high school productions, from large broad-interest musicals to boundary pushing straight plays. He has taught theatre at West Irondequoit for 12 of his 17 years as an educator, leading theatre trips to NYSTEA Student Conferences and international trips to London, England. For five of those years, Jason served as West Irondequoit’s Director of Performing Arts, producing five shows a year to sold out audiences, balancing a profitable self-sustaining program and maintaining two performing arts spaces.
Read more about Jason here http://www.pittsfordmusicals.org/about-us/board-of-directors
Meet the board nominees! Diane Dobrzynski O'Neil has been involved with Pittsford Musicals since 1995. She had so much fun collecting props for that show she came back the next year and has been doing it every year. Since then she has worked backstage as part of the crew and learned to help build set pieces. Diane has served a number of terms on the Board of Directors, including several times as President. She has also served as the Pittsford liaison to TheatreRocs.
Read more about Diane here http://www.pittsfordmusicals.org/about-us/board-of-directors
Meet the board nominees! Erin O'Hanlon has been experiencing the personal and creative benefits of community theater for most of her life. She feels strongly about helping PM thrive. Erin has been involved in PM since 2012, when she appeared in Oliver!, and has been involved in some way in most of the shows since. Erin previously served on the board of directors from 2014-2017. During that time, she served on the ticketing, fundraising, show selection, and director search co...mmittees. She also chaired the audition and scholarship committees. Erin graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in theater and worked in Box Office Management for several years before transitioning to management in Supported Employment at the Arc of Monroe County. These days, she is a stay at home mom to her two year old twins. Erin is honored to be considered for the board, and welcomes the opportunity to serve PM in this capacity again.
Meet the board nominees! Jennifer Pawlak has been a member of Pittsford Musicals since the 2004 production of Mame, and has been involved both on- and off-stage with every show since then. You have most recently seen her as an apple-wielding tree in The Wizard of Oz and a catatonic lunatic in Sweeney Todd.
Jen brings to the Board her enthusiasm for the continued success of the organization and a great sense of humor. Among other goals, Jen will help the organization maintain its current technological capabilities and advance future technology goals, attract new talent, and continue to provide high-quality productions, thereby ensuring Pittsford Musicals’ prominence in Rochester’s amateur theatre community.
Read more about Jen here http://www.pittsfordmusicals.org/about-us/board-of-directors
Meet the board nominees! Beth Jenks has been a music teacher in the East Irondequoit School District for the past 15 years. She pioneered the middle school musical program and has since directed, vocal directed, costumed and business managed 14 shows. Beth has also enjoyed being the props master, set designer/builder and dabbling in choreography. In addition to being a part of Pittsford Musicals’ productions of Wizard of Oz and Sweeney Todd as a costumer, she has also costum...ed Webster Thomas’ Aida and currently working on Webster Theatre Guild’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, as well as the annual middle school production of Mary Poppins Jr. Beth is an organized and hard-working person, willing and able to collaborate with the many individuals it takes to produce a successful show. Being involved in Theatre (whether behind the scenes, on stage or in the audience) is an extremely rewarding experience. Beth wants to help maintain, if not help grow, the magical tradition of Pittsford Musical’s annual productions.
Meet the board nominees! After being "homeless" for a few years following his work with the The College at Brockport Theatre Program in 2008, Todd Gonzalez feels he has finally found a new home with a wonderful family here with Pittsford Musicals! Although he is a relative newcomer to the Pittsford Musicals family, he is looking forward to serving the organization in a greater capacity off stage. He began working with PM in 2014 with Curtains and followed that show up the ne...xt year with Cabaret. Most recently, he was a member of the Sweeney Todd ensemble, but wanted to do more than just play on stage, so he volunteered to take on some dramaturgy work for the production as well as single-handedly created a lobby display to further educate not only our cast and crew, but our audience on some of the aspects of Victorian England and the history of the Demon Barber, which are both topics near and dear to his heart.
Read more about Todd here http://www.pittsfordmusicals.org/about-us/board-of-directors
Meet the board nominees! Kate Bond is excited to be running for the Pittsford Musicals board. She moved to Rochester five years ago and was welcomed into the PM community with open arms. Truly it is what has kept her from running away screaming from the suburbs. After 5 years and 4 shows (with breaks for babies), she is ready give back to that community and be part of the group of people that gets it all done.
Read more about Kate here http://www.pittsfordmusicals.org/about-us/board-of-directors