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December 07, 2016
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A clean slate

While I’m prepared to maintain a fair amount of “me” time as the calendar allows, it’s difficult to stand still with so many exciting events occurring at any given time in the Catskills, so time management will continue to play an important role as I make arrangements and plot my moves with a precision that often escapes me, since (like many of us) I’m busy, and wouldn’t have it any other way.

I love live theatre and have no doubt that the creative juices are constantly flowing in Highland Lake, NY ( where Tannis Kowalchuk and Co. are quite deft at keeping me on my toes, pushing the boundaries of “mainstream” theatrical endeavors.

As for my love of the classics, I can always count on Norman Dutweiller’s troupe in Forestburgh, NY ( to come through, and with “Mary Poppins,” “My Fair Lady” and “La Cage Aux Folles” slated for the summer, it looks to be an exciting season. As if that wasn’t enough, television star Loretta Swit will be returning this year, starring in “Mame,” and that (IMHO) should be a lot of fun. I’ve interviewed Swit in past years, but am already making plans to ask her to lunch, armed with some probing questions that have not been presented in the past.

Of course, Forestburgh does not have the market cornered, and there are other curtains to be raised across the region. This year, it’s my wish to make more opening nights and (given the opportunity) express my “humble” opinion on what’s happening, where and when.

Care to share? Visit, and take the opportunity to let us all know what you think needs attention. Meantime, stay tuned—I’m looking forward to sharing new experiences with you all in 2014. Cheers!