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Review for Wenar Productions Limited Actors Conservatory Theatre, Yonkers, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

ACT’s adolescent troupe performance of All Shook Up is a joyous ,roust about musical of the misadventures of cris-cross forbidden unbridled love. The cast and ensemble group had the audience gyrating and swooning to the50’s tune of Heart Break Hotel, Jail House Rock, and Hound Dog. The musical direction of George Croom, choreograph work of Jan Paganelli and stage direction of Jen Langford gives us all the thrills of a Broadway show with what seems to be a seasoned group of youth performers. Kudos to Joe Picard as Dennis whose comedic timing is masterfully done, and also to Olivia Paganelli whose rendition of There’s Always Me rocks the house. All voices and performances are in good form, but its Nick Paganelli arousing, robust recreation of an Elvis persona that fuels the audience’s engines. The sold out toe tapping laugh rock -a-Billy musical leaves us to wonder whats next, as we can’t help to want for more, more, more!! ACT is Yonkers’ treasure that never ceases unearthing the precious talents of adolescent theatre.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing my childrens interest in the arts grow.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...


What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their dedication in making it enjoyable for whole families of diverse backgrouns.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

excellent people

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

WOW thousands!!!

Ways to make it better...

It should have two weekends of performances.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding for musicians

One thing I'd also say is that...


How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


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