Playhouse on Park’s original “Falcetti Four” are reuniting for this 90-minute cabaret filled with show tunes, jazz standards, and more.
Rain date: Thursday, August 27.
6 pm Gates open
6:30 pm Performance begins
In-person tickets | $25 per person
Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the gate. You will not need a physical ticket, your name and the size of your party will be on a list at the gate.
Amanda Forker is a professional singer and actress from Wethersfield, CT. She majored in Vocal Performance and received her Bachelor of Music degree from Western Connecticut State University. Amanda has been performing at Playhouse on Park since they opened in 2009; some of her favorite credits include: Nunsense, Say Things Funny: A Loving Tribute to Carol Burnett, [title of show], Mama D’s Outrageous Romps, Swinging on A Star & Miss Nelson is Missing. She has also performed with POP’s resident dance company, stop/time Dance Theater, under the direction of Darlene Zoller. Instagram: @yoursfaithfullyamanda
Carolyn Burke, originally from West Hartford, lives in Northern Virginia where she’s been working as an actor/choreographer since 2014. Playhouse on Park: Brighton Beach Memoirs, Chicago, Dreamhouse (World Premiere), stop/time dance theatre. DC Area: Singin’ in the Rain, Catch Me if You Can, And the World Goes ‘Round, City of Angels, Shrek, The Wedding Singer. Ivoryton Playhouse, CT: The Seven Year Itch. Connecticut Repertory Theater: Hair, Threepenny Opera, Cabaret. Philipstown Depot Theatre, NY: Heartbreak Like Hemingway (World Premiere). Training: Stella Adler Studio of Acting, NY, University of Connecticut, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. www.carolynburkeactor.com @CarolynBurke21
Hillary Ekwall is a West Hartford native happy to be performing at the Hill-Stead. Select credits include national Tours: Roundabout’s Cabaret (Rosie/cello/violin), How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Regional credits include Grease (Patty Simcox), West Side Story (Anybodys), Cabaret (Kost). She is a regular at Playhouse on Park having performed in over 20 productions there including favorites Spelling Bee (Schwarzy) and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Sally). She also has worked on the production side as assistant choreographer for The Scottsboro Boys and In the Heights and directed and choreographed Curious George. She is ecstatic to reunite with the Falcetti Four for tonight’s performance! www.hillaryekwall.com
Rick Fountain has appeared in the Playhouse On Park productions of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Mouse), CHICAGO (Amos), Mama D’s Outrageous Romp, Stop/Time Dance Theater, Say Things Funny: A Tribute to Carol Burnett. Other area productions include 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee (Panch), City of Angels (Stine), Disney’s Mary Poppins (Bert), Something Rotten (Lord Clapham), Peter and the Starcatcher (Mrs. Bumbrak)
From the Porch, Hill-Stead’s new multicultural performing arts series is a diverse and dynamic showcase featuring music, dance, theater, and more. Building on the success of Hill-Stead’s indoor events and nationally acclaimed Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, the inclusive summer programming will take place on our 152-acre campus. The experiential events will happen several nights per week and be open to audiences of all ages.
Hill-Stead will kick off the inaugural series with a venerable celebration of the Year of the Woman to coincide with the centennial of women’s suffrage. Our signature events will amplify women’s crucial role in history.
Our grateful thanks to the following sponsors who are helping to make the From the Porch series possible
The Richard P. Garmany Fund at The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Please consider joining us as a sponsor of this series and be a part of this shared endeavor to bring the arts to the community. You will provide a much-needed boost to Connecticut’s incomparable cultural organizations and art providers. Every sponsor will be recognized all season long on Hill-Stead’s web and email promotion and onsite signage. See the Sponsorship Registration Form