Valentine's Day cabaret planned at Boiceville Inn

Shandaken — With Valentine’s Day approaching, love is in the air. And so are the lovely sounds of Broadway, as the Shandaken Theatrical Society presents a Valentine’s Day cabaret and dinner-dance at the Boiceville Inn for two nights only on the big weekend.
That feisty theatre group in the heart of the Catskills has put together a diverse group of performers that will let couples and families enjoy the special day with dinner, dancing and quality entertainment with prices that can’t be beat.
The two evenings of song and entertainment will serve as a benefit for the Phoenicia-based theatre group that, for decades now, has performed both classic works from Broadway while promoting the efforts of new authors from around the region. In 2008, STS presented the musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” Thornton Wilder’s classic “Our Town” as well as seven short plays written by area playwrights in its annual “Play Fair” last summer. Last February, STS delivered the critically acclaimed original musical, “Sons of Brooklyn,” and just this past December, STS gave a Christmas present to the community with its annual free holiday show, written and directed by STS President Dot Penz.
Penz is directing the cabaret as well, where STS performers will sing and dance for cabaret patrons, including a preview number from their exciting upcoming spring musical, the Cole Porter Broadway masterpiece “Anything Goes.” But that’s not all: A locally star studded line-up of talent includes perennial local favorites Rich Quinn, Amy Wallace, Geneva Turner, Deborah Ann Warren (Saturday only) and Broadway veteran Ann Davies.
Guest performers include Uncle Rock/ Robert Burke Warren of the Fleshtones and star of London West End’s production “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” (Friday only), Mamalama, with Tim Allen on balafon, Charlie Shikowitz on violin/chincello, and Elizabeth Clark-Jerez on harp/vocals, (Friday only). There’s also the special entertainment of Melody Newcombe, who’ll join Joe Dowd in a duet from his new musical. Phillip Levine will serve as M.C. for the event, accompanied by his evolutionary revolutionary zen meter.
But that’s not all. The lovely members of the newly formed STS original girl group, The Shandettes, will make their debut performance, with Seraphina Mallon-Breiman, Katie Martucci, Dot Penz and Edith Lerner.
These are some of the exciting and talented performers who will entertain on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13 and 14 at the Boiceville Inn, on Route 28 in Boiceville, a short ride west of Kingston and Thruway Exit 19.
Unbeatable ticket prices for a fine dinner, dancing and the performance are $28 for a single, $50 for a couple and $75 for a family (two adults and kids).
Both events start at 7 p.m. Dinner, always wonderful at the Boiceville Inn, includes wine/beer/soda, salad, bread, chicken parmigiana, pasta primavera, and strawberry shortcake.
This is a great chance for lovers, and lovers of the theatre, to spend that special weekend together. For more information, call 688-2279, or go to our website, www.stsplayhouse.com.