Alec Varcas is the "young man to watch" that I have always enjoyed seeing on any stage. This talented young actor has recently been cast in the national touring company for Monty Python's Spamalot - A Musical. I am proud to say that I have reviewed Mr. Varcas' performance in two of the credits that are listed in his bio for this show, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear) in New Britian and Next to Normal (Henry) at the Warner Theater. He also recently appeared in productions of George M and Legally Blonde at the Westchester Broadway Theatre. This is such a wonderful opportunity for Mr. Varcas and so well-deserved. Break a leg!
Elf the Musical On Tour is going on a holiday mini-tour beginning in November that will include a stop in Providence RI. I ran into the adorable and very talented Wolcott resident Connor Barth and his mom at the recent Alice in Wonderland benefit show at the Nancy Marine Theatre. This personable young man was so excited to share with me that he had just been cast in the role of "Michael" in this production. I have called Mr. Barth "one of hardest working boys" in local community theatre and he shines in everything he does. He was the perfect "Cowardly Lion" at the Thomaston Opera House, "Winthrop" in Music Man, and "Archie" in Teddy and Alice at Seven Angels. He writes: "I'm so excited! Thank you to everyone who has supported me and I will hopefully see you all at the show and if not, I'll see you in 10 weeks!" Way to go, Connor!
UPDATE: Lyle Ressler, a wonderful local actor and theatre volunteer, tells me that I can add Lindsay Dzubay from Southbury to the list. She just accepted an offer to go on tour with American Family Theatre's production of Beauty and the Beast, beginning October 30th. She has done many shows at theatres in the area including at the Thomaston Opera House. I am sure that I have seen this young actress in local theatres and send her a "break a leg!" Thanks to Mr. Ressler for the inside information.