Joan Roberts, the Ed (na) Sullivan of Pawling is working diligently to line up the best local talent in Pawling for PPR’s second annual Summerfest on August third in Murrow Park.
A homeowner in the Village of Pawling for the past 16 years, Joan is employed by The Pawling Central School District as it’s Data Coordinator. A confirmed theatre-a-holic, she grew up in New York City and has been involved in music and theatre all her life. In her spare time, she’s a singer, actress and director. For the Pawling Theatre Company she’s directed The Secret Garden, Seussical the Musical, Once Upon A Mattress, Godspell, Anne of Green Gables, The Music Man, Snow White & The One Dwarf as well as various benefits and musical revues. She also directed the Pawling High School productions of Mame and Bye Bye Birdie as well as co-directed Footloose. She’s always looking for opportunities to promote the wonderfully talented people she’s come to know in Pawling, and tries to attend as many concerts and shows in the area as possible, always enjoying our amazing local talent.
Among those already on board for this free community wide event are: Brianne Chasnoff, Chis and Jasper Kelsey, Chris Barberesi, LeeAnn Williams, Katherine Boeglin, Max Rivera, Sean Snow, MaryRose Canevari, Angela Hill, Michael Bai, Courtney Osborne, Cross Binette and Sean Dazi, Beth Canevari, Joe Phillips and Evolutionary War…with many more in the pipe line!
Pawling Public Radio’s Summer Arts and Music Fest will begin at 3p.m. with an extraordinary art show and sale with the works of local landscape painters and photographers on display in the Lion’s Club Building in Murrow Park. Take part in a drum circle, and then enjoy the concert at 6:30 with Master of Ceremonies, Butch Anderson. Refreshments, including grilled fare, will be available for purchase…so bring your blanket, and your beach chairs and enjoy a great day with your friends at PPR!
Information about a rain out location will be forthcoming…So mark your calendar for a fun filled community celebration of our most talented!