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The Little Mermaid is Coming to Bronxville on March 15, 16 and 17

By Sally Fitz

March 13, 2024: Actors Conservatory Theatre (ACT) - the long-standing theater company which took up residence at Taylor Hall at Christ Church last fall - is proud to present its Junior Troupe production of The Little Mermaid on March 15, 16 and 17. 

Since 2003, ACT’s Junior Troupe has produced an annual musical with young performers, grades 5 through 12, led by Janice Paganelli and George Croom and the same professional-level production team as their adult main stage projects.  Each year Junior Troupe performers experience the fun and hard work of participating in a high quality theatrical production – tuition free!

"ACT is excited to mount our first Disney production in 49 years," Ms. Paganelli reports.  "The creative energy and talent, both on stage and in our production team, is something all ages will enjoy.  Audiences will get to experience the thrill of live theatre and a live orchestra, while also supporting young performers in our new theater home in Bronxville."

Founded in 1975 by Arlene Wendt, ACT is today led by her daughter, Janice Paganelli, who is also the Resident Choreographer, House Manger and Co-Producer of ACT’s Junior Troupe.  ACT has staged over 130 main-stage productions in its 49-year history, including comedies, dramas, musicals and original works.  They have conducted numerous acting workshops for children, beginner actors and scene study workshops for experienced performers. Many, in part thanks to ACT, have gone on to successful careers in TV, film and theater.

Well-known in the arts community and a four-time Best of Westchester recipient, ACT is a non-profit organization and one of the longest running community theatres in Westchester.  ACT’s mission is to provide quality theater to Westchester audiences at a reasonable cost, to assist young actors and technicians in the world of theater, and to encourage volunteerism within the community.  ACT is an affiliate of Arts Westchester, and has an extensive and growing community of volunteers who assist with ushering, concessions, set construction, lighting and backstage duties. 

The Little Mermaid - a delightful musical for the whole family - opens Friday, March 15 and runs for one weekend.  Tickets are available via ACT’s website:  www.actshows.org

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Bronxville Public Library
Bronxville Public Library

The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the “Bronxville Model School.” The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.

The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.

The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children. All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

The Bronxville Public Library
201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)

Concordia Conservatory
Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory, a preeminent center for music education in Westchester County, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. Concordia Conservatory, a community outreach division of Concordia College, offers top quality music programs for early childhood, youth, adults and seniors. The Conservatory's vision is to enrich the lives of the people in our community through music.

Executive Director: Kathleen Suss
Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art

171 White Plains Rd
Bronxville, NY

Fine Arts Gallery of Bronxville
Fine Arts Gallery of Bronxville

99B Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Objects and Images Fine Arts
Objects and Images Fine Arts

117 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

The O'Silas Gallery at Concordia College
The O'Silas Gallery at Concordia College
Part of Concordia College New York, the OSilas Gallery integrates the visual arts into the cultural and educational life of our campus and community by providing quality exhibitions and programs that are diverse in style, content, and media. Our programs are memorable, thought-provoking, and spiritually enriching; and of artistic originality, integrity, and excellence.
Womrath Bookstore
Womrath Bookstore
Womrath Bookshop is a located in the heart of Bronxville village. In addition to selling books, the store also sell children's toys and holds readings both at the store and elsewhere in the community, such as at the Library.

76 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY
(914) 337-0199

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