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Narrows Community Theater dedicates “Show Boat” concert to late member

May 22, 2017 By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The cast of “Show Board, in Concert” gathered for a rehearsal at St. Patrick’s Church Auditorium. Photo courtesy of Narrows Community Theater
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The Narrows Community Theater will pay tribute to the memory of a late board member when the company presents a weekend of concerts featuring songs from the legendary musical “Show Boat” in Bay Ridge.

“Show Boat, in Concert” will be performed in memory of Mickey Sullivan, a longstanding member of the board of directors of Narrows Community Theater since its founding in 1971.

The concerts will take place on Friday, June 2 at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 3 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 4 at 2p.m. at the St. Patrick Church auditorium on Fourth Avenue and 97th Street.

“Mickey’s love for the art of theater and his lifelong dedication to keeping it available as a vital part of our local community knew no limit,” the Sullivan family said in a statement. “He was an active part of NCT until his very last day on earth. We were blessed beyond measure to have his influence in our lives and he will forever be remembered as an inspiration to us all.” 

“Show Boat,” which opened on Broadway in 1927, portrays the racism and social tensions that existed during that time. It tells the story of the Hawks family and their show boat troop of actors aboard the “Cotton Blossom” floating theater.   

The NCT’s two-act concert will run 90 minutes. 

The cast includes Daren Liff as the handsome riverboat gambler Gaylord Ravenal; Emily Mathis as his love interest Magnolia; Patrick Nash as Magnolia’s father Capt. Andy; Carolyn Antonucci as Magnolia’s mother Parthy; Beata Royzman as the show’s leading lady Julie LaVerne; Kevin Ray Johnson as Joe; Tyler VanTassel as Ellie; and Charlie Clark as Queenie.

There will also be a 25-member chorus onstage.

The music director is Sean Pallatroni.  Jose Mendez is the assistant music director


For tickets, call 718-482-3173, email [email protected], or order tickets online at


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