Casting Call for “Ain’t Missin’ Dinner!”

Casting Call for “Ain’t Missin’ Dinner!”

Contributed by Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care Auditions will be held Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10 for “Ain’t Missin’ Dinner!”, a cabaret-style mini-musical written by local playwright, Tom Andolora. The auditions will be held at First Lutheran Church in Jamestown, 120 Chandler St in Jamestown from 5–8pm each evening. Andolora is collaborating with Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care to bring the popular cabaret musical that he co-authored back to Chautauqua as a fundraiser. Performances will be on consecutive weekends in October at First Lutheran Church in Jamestown and the Williams Center at The State University of New York at Fredonia. This cabaret-style performance is a mini-musical with a plot that is set at a convention for the “Chubby and Proud Support Group” at the Hilton Hotel in Savannah, Georgia.  Audience members become convention goers as they arrive to “register,” then hear the “testimonials” of other conventioneers. “We’re seeking performers of all shapes, sizes, races and ages,” said Andolora. “I wrote this musical based on my own struggle with weight during my youth. It is a fun-spirited celebration of who we are, not what others expect us to be. We need performers who are proud, funny and can sing the gospel of food!” Characters include Dottie May, the gracious, quick-witted Southern Belle who hosts the convention. Melissa is from NYC and fanaticizes about being a trendsetting celebrity model. Bill is a sincere, Midwesterner best played by a high baritone of tenor. Gloria, proud of her size and willing to tell everyone about it, sings a robust gospel number. Finally, three or four waiters are active in the show and provide choral support. Detailed descriptions of the characters, as well as audition requirements can be found at www.ChubbyAndProud.com [2]. Volunteers are needed. Help with technical aspects, ushers and ticket sales should be directed to the CHPC offices at 338-0033, x218. Performance locations and dates will be October 5th and 6th in Jamestown at the First Lutheran Church Parlors at 120 Chandler Street. The Fredonia performances will be on October 12th and 13th at the State University of New York at Fredonia in the Williams Center Multi-Purpose Room. Detailed information about ticket sales can be found at www.chpc.care

Memorial Ornaments Now Available

Memorial Ornaments Now Available

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care invites area residents to remember their loved ones this holiday season through its annual ‘Light A Life’ program. The Light A Life program includes special ways to memorialize loved ones who have passed including a Service of Remembrance and memorial ornaments. Keepsake […]

Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care Auction Event

Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care Auction Event

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care will be hosting a Charity Auction on Friday, September 29th at Chautauqua Suites, 215 W Lake Road, Mayville. The auction will feature a variety of butterfly artwork by students from Sherman High School and Jefferson Middle School. The student works of art […]

Bubbleball Hockey Tournament to Benefit Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care

Bubbleball Hockey Tournament to Benefit Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care Bubbleball hockey is coming to Jamestown! The Northwest Arena will play host to the area’s first Bubbleball Hockey Tournament on Saturday, June 10 at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care. Bubbleball sports are a new and entertaining phenomenon that is […]

Pepsi Fundraiser Benefits Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care

Pepsi Fundraiser Benefits Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care The Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Jamestown recently held it’s annual “Texas Hold’em” fundraiser with the proceeds benefiting Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care. The popular poker fundraiser attracts as many as 80 participants. Proceeds from the event are donated each year to local charities. Pepsi representatives Jamie […]

Spring Bouquet Sale Launched

Spring Bouquet Sale Launched

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care Spring Bouquet Sale is now underway. Proceeds from the sales will help support therapeutic, bereavement and palliative services. Orders for bouquets will be taken until February 28 and bouquets will be available for pick up on March 20, the first day of […]

Hospice Features Local Author at Book Signing

Hospice Features Local Author at Book Signing

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care will hold a book signing to recognize local author Loren Mayshark. Mayshark’s new book, Death: An Exploration brings together unique viewpoints on “life’s most feared mystery.” The book signing will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 6:00PM at SUNY Fredonia […]