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Chill Bucket, a new theater company based in Scarsdale, is debuting its first staged reading of “You Can’t Take It With You” on June 22 at 8 p.m. The reading, taking place in the chapel of the Church of St. James the Less, will serve as a fundraising event for the newly formed group. Co-prod…

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Dominique Morisseau’s “Skeleton Crew,” now playing at Westport Country Playhouse, is unlike anything you’re likely to have seen on stage before. Born in Detroit, Morisseau longed to give voice to the African Americans who struggle to make a living there, as Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright …

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Most Scarsdale High School seniors are taking part in Senior Options, internships that take them away from the tedium of high school life. Yet every day about 50 students return to the high school to practice for the class play, a performance produced entirely by the seniors.

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Whether we found it in the pages of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, on screen or on stage, many of us know the story. Matilda is a young bookworm, fiercely brilliant and neglected by her peabrain parents. She returns their apathy with a series of pranks, but soon meets a greater advers…

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Ogres, donkeys and dragons will appear in the Edgemont Junior/Senior High School production of “Shrek: The Musical,” the staged adaptation of the beloved anti-fairytale. Based on the picture book by William Steig, Dreamworks released an animated version in 2001, which narrates the story of S…

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This weekend, Scarsdale High School Drama Club will mount two contemporary one acts captained by young thespians turned directors — “Property Rites,” directed by Drama Club president Matthew Kutzin and “Show and Spell,” directed by VP Jamie Robelen.

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Before his father Erich died, Scarsdale resident Ted Rosenthal said he discussed his experience fleeing the Holocaust “very little and only when asked.” He knew his father lost most of his family in Nazi Germany, which he left in 1938 with a fellowship to the University of Chicago.

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Playwright/poet Dan O’Brien was 33 when his parents, without any explanation, severed all ties with him. Their estrangement left O’Brien confused and hungry for answers, leading him on a yearlong journey of research into his family history, unearthing many long-held secrets.

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The mastermind behind Operation Fonz was Andrea McArdle. The actress/singer, who originated the title role in the original production of “Annie” the musical, recruited her fellow orphans to pose with the signature Fonzi thumbs-up in the number “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.”

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Less than a year ago, 10-year-old actress Alyssa Marvin got a call from her agent. “Do you have a lot of suitcases?” the agent asked.

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The scene is 19th-century Paris. Winding staircases are faintly visible in soft green light. A chandelier hangs overhead near a large banner which reads “Paris Opera House.”

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Brimming with all the color and glamour — and perhaps a bit of the hokeyness — of old Broadway, Westchester Broadway Theatre presents its latest summer production, “Anything Goes,” through Sept. 8.

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Four principles govern the award-winning performance troupe, the New York Neo-Futurists.

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Deloris Van Cartier, the spitfire who stole hearts in the 1992 smash movie “Sister Act,” is back with a reface at Westchester Broadway Theatre in the musical adaption of the same name.

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Nearly 200 years ago, Victor Hugo introduced the world to a mysterious bell ringer who lived in the shadows of a sweeping, Parisian cathedral. His name was Quasimodo, but the townspeople came to know him as the hunchback of Notre Dame.