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THE SIMON STUDIO and Tom Dreesen!

THE SIMON STUDIO  &
The City of Poughkeepsie Quadricentennial Committee

Vaudeville At The Chance
Saturday, August 29th - 7:30 P.M.  (Optional Dinner 6:30 P.M)
"SHINING SHOES AND SINATRA" 
Starring  Frank Sinatra's Funny Man Comedian  Tom Dreesen
Directed by
  Roger Hendricks Simon

"Shining Shoes and Sinatra" is a one man play that answers the question how
does a little boy go from shining shoes in a bar while Frank Sinatra sings
on the jukebox  and grow up to carry the singer's coffin to his grave?
See Tom Dreesen's interview with David Letterman
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEpADk-p2QA

Also Dr. Peter Muir's
"Razzmatazz Ragtime Revue"
THE CHANCE THEATRE, 6 Crannell St, Poughkeepsie, NY
For information & show tickets - $20.00
Call 845-471-1966
Buffet Dinner by THE CHANCE at 6:30 PM - $20.00
 

THE SIMON STUDIO and Tom Dreesen!

THE SIMON STUDIO  &
The City of Poughkeepsie Quadricentennial Committee

Vaudeville At The Chance
Saturday, August 29th - 7:30 P.M.  (Optional Dinner 6:30 P.M)
"SHINING SHOES AND SINATRA" 
Starring  Frank Sinatra's Funny Man Comedian  Tom Dreesen
Directed by
  Roger Hendricks Simon

"Shining Shoes and Sinatra" is a one man play that answers the question how
does a little boy go from shining shoes in a bar while Frank Sinatra sings
on the jukebox  and grow up to carry the singer's coffin to his grave?
See Tom Dreesen's interview with David Letterman
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEpADk-p2QA

Also Dr. Peter Muir's
"Razzmatazz Ragtime Revue"
THE CHANCE THEATRE 6 Crannell Street,Poughkeepsie, NY
Tickets: $20.00; Call 845-471-1966 for information,  limited reservations and tickets Buffet Dinner provided by THE CHANCE at 6:30 PM - $20.00 Sponsored by James McCann Foundation, Charitable Trust, Hammond Security Systems, Ulster Savings, Ballentine Communications, The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Vincitore's Hudson Valley Piano Center  and Clear Channel Radio

THE SIMON STUDIO and Tom Dreesen!

THE SIMON STUDIO  & The City of Poughkeepsie Quadricentennial Committee
Vaudeville At The Chance
Saturday, August 29th - 7:30 P.M.  (Optional Dinner 6:30 P.M)
"SHINING SHOES AND SINATRA" 
Starring  Frank Sinatra's Funny Man Comedian  Tom Dreesen
Directed by
  Roger Hendricks Simon

"Shining Shoes and Sinatra" is a one man play that answers the question how does a little boy go
 from shining shoes in a bar while Frank Sinatra sings on the jukebox and grow up to carry the singer's coffin to his grave?
See Tom Dreesen's interview with David Letterman - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEpADk-p2QA

Also Dr. Peter Muir's
"Razzmatazz Ragtime Revue
THE CHANCE THEATRE 6 Crannell Street,Poughkeepsie, NY
Tickets: $20.00; Call 845-471-1966 for information, limited reservations and tickets Buffet Dinner provided by THE CHANCE at 6:30 PM - $20.00 Sponsored by James McCann Foundation, Charitable Trust, Hammond Security Systems, Ulster Savings, Ballentine Communications, The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Vincitore's Hudson Valley Piano Center & Clear Channel Radio

THE SIMON STUDIO and Tom Dreesen!

THE SIMON STUDIO
& The City of Poughkeepsie Quadricentennial Committee
Vaudeville At The Chance
Saturday, August 29th - 7:30 P.M.
(Optional Dinner 6:30 P.M)
"SHINING SHOES AND SINATRA" 
Starring
Frank Sinatra's Funny Man Comedian
Tom Dreesen
Directed by
Roger Hendricks Simon

"Shining Shoes and Sinatra" is a one man play that answers the question
how does a little boy go from shining shoes in a bar while Frank Sinatra
is singing on the jukebox and grow up to carry the singer's coffin to his grave?

See Tom Dreesen's interview with David Letterman - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEpADk-p2QA  Also Dr. Peter Muir's  "Razzmatazz Ragtime Revue" THE CHANCE THEATRE 6 Crannell Street,Poughkeepsie, NY Tickets: $20.00; Call 845-471-1966 for information, limited reservations and tickets Buffet Dinner provided by THE CHANCE at 6:30 PM - $20.00  Sponsored by James McCann Foundation, Charitable Trust, Hammond Security Systems, Ulster Savings, Ballentine Communications, The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Vincitore's Hudson Valley Piano Center & Clear Channel Radio

THE SIMON STUDIO and Tom Dreesen!

THE SIMON STUDIO
& The City of Poughkeepsie Quadricentennial Committee
cordially invite you to see
Tom Dreesen live!



Vaudeville At The Chance
Saturday, August 29th - 7:30 P.M.
(Optional Dinner 6:30 P.M)

Featuring
"SHINING SHOES AND SINATRA" 
Starring
Frank Sinatra's Funny Man Comedian
Tom Dreesen
 Directed by  Roger Hendricks Simon  "Shining Shoes and Sinatra" is a one man play that answers the question  how does a little boy go from shining shoes in a bar while Frank Sinatra is singing on the jukebox  and grow up to carry the singer's coffin to his grave?  "A good comedian can make you laugh for an hour and a half. A great comedian can make you laugh and cry in that same hour and a half. Be prepared to do just that. ... Brilliant ... Funny ... Poignant! - Chicago Tribune  See Tom Dreesen's interview with David Letterman - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEpADk-p2QA  *** ALSO ***  Dr. Peter Muir's "Razzmatazz Ragtime Revue"  THE CHANCE THEATRE 6 Crannell Street  (off Main Street) Poughkeepsie, NY Tickets: $20.00  Don't be left out!  Call the box office now at 845-471-1966  for information, limited reservations and tickets   Buffet Dinner provided by THE CHANCE at 6:30 PM - $20.00  Sponsored by James McCann Foundation, Charitable Trust, Hammond Security Systems, Ulster Savings, Ballentine Communications, The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Vincitore's Hudson Valley Piano Center & Clear Channel Radio. 

FW: THE SIMON STUDIO and Tom Dreesen!



Roger Hendricks Simon 917 776 9209 SimonStudio.com




Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 19:38:07 -0500
From: simonstudio@comcast.net
To: rhsstudio@hotmail.com
Subject: THE SIMON STUDIO and Tom Dreesen!



THE SIMON STUDIO

& The City of Poughkeepsie Quadricentennial Committee
cordially invite you to see

Tom Dreesen live!

Vaudeville At The Chance

Saturday, August 29th - 7:30 P.M.
(Optional Dinner 6:30 P.M)

Featuring
"SHINING SHOES AND SINATRA" 

Starring

Frank Sinatra's Funny Man Comedian
Tom Dreesen


Directed by
Roger Hendricks Simon


"Shining Shoes and Sinatra" is a one man play that answers the question how does a little boy go from shining shoes
in a bar while Frank Sinatra is singing on the jukebox and grow up to carry the singer's coffin to his grave?

"A good comedian can make you laugh for an hour and a half. A great comedian
can make you laugh and cry in that same hour and a half. Be prepared
to do just that. ... Brilliant ... Funny ... Poignant! - Chicago Tribune

*** ALSO ***

Dr. Peter Muir's "Razzmatazz Ragtime Revue"

THE CHANCE THEATRE
6 Crannell Street (off Main Street)
Poughkeepsie, NY
Tickets: $20.00
Don't be left out! Call the box office now at 845-471-1966
for information, limited reservations and tickets



Buffet Dinner provided by THE CHANCE at 6:30 PM - $20.00

Sponsored by James McCann Foundation, Charitable Trust,
Hammond Security Systems, Ulster Savings, Ballentine Communications,
The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Vincitore's Hudson Valley Piano Center & Clear Channel Radio.


 

THE SIMON STUDIO PRESENTS SINATRA FUNNYMAN TOM DREESEN IN NEW COMEDY "SHINING SHOES AND SINATRA" SAT., AUG. 29 AT POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.'S CHANCE THEATRE


 


> THE SIMON STUDIO
> Press Release
> Contact Jude Albert
> 212-841-0204845-485-9829
> rhsstudio@hotmail.com
> www.simonstudio.com
>
> August 14, 2009
>
>
> SIMON STUDIO PRESENTS SINATRA FUNNYMAN TOM DREESEN IN NEW COMEDY "SHINING SHOES AND SINATRA"- SAT., AUG. 29
   DIRECTED BY ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON AT THE HISTORIC CHANCE" IN POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. 
> THIS SPECIAL EVENING INTRODUCES DINNER THEATRE CABARET TO POUGHKEEPSIE

> A special evening on Saturday, August 29 is designed to bring back live comedy/vaudville theatre to
> the historic Chance on Main St. Poughkeepsie.  Award winning producer/director Roger Hendricks Simon (N.Y. Shakespeare Festival, London's Royal Court Theatre and The Simon Studio)
> will direct comedian/actor Tom Dreesen starring in his own play SHINING SHOES AND SINATRA.  The evening marks Mr. Simon's and the Hudson-Fulton Quadricentennial Celebration Committee's introduction of dinner theatre/cabaret to Poughkeepsie.
   >   
> Dreesen's autobiographical play SHINING SHOES uses the songs of Sinatra and poses the question "How does a little boy go from shining shoes in a bar while Frank
> Sinatra is singing on the jukebox and grow up to carry the singer's coffin to his grave? The play recounts
> Dreesen's journey from impoverished childhood in Harvey, Illinois to being a member of
> America's only black and white comedy team - a team that breaks up and leaves him on his own to pay
> dues until he hits the big time - performing on the Johnny Carson Show and with Sammy Davis, Jr. From there to flying in Frank Sinatra's private jet
> for 14 years doing one niters and having his name on the marquees of Las Vegas with the
> Chairman of the Board is what this evening is all about. Rick Kogan of the
> Chicago Tribune wrote, "comedian Tom Dreesen is a masterful storyteller who digs down deep in
> his soul to tell you all the joys and heartaches he had to go through from Harvey
> to Hollywood. A good comedian can make you laugh for an hour and a half. A great comedian can
> make you laugh and cry in that same hour and a half. Be prepared to do just that.....Brilliant...Funny.....Poignant!"
>
> Since leaving his hometown of Harvey, Illinois over 30 years ago to seek fame and fortune in Hollywood Tom Dreesen has made over 500 appearances on national TV
> including 61 appearances on the Tonight Show. He's a favorite guest of David Letterman and has hosted the show during David's absence. For many years a
> regular in all the main showrooms in Las Vegas, he has performed with Sammy Davis, Jr., Liza Minelli, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson and for 14 years
> toured the nation as the opening act for Frank Sinatra. He has lent his talent to over 100 charities and as
> an ex GI and strong supporter of our troops he's performed in military
> bases all over the world including Iraq. In May of 2005 he received the prestigious
> "Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award" for humanitarian service to his country.
>
>
> Director Roger Hendricks Simon has directed and acted for the N.Y. Shakespeare Festival, Yale Rep, London's Royal Court Theatre working with James Earl Jones, John Lithgow, Samuel L. Jackson, James Woods and Tovah Feldshuh among others.  He recently produced and directed the POUGHKEEPSIE SHIPYARDS PAGEANT for the Hudson-Fulton Quadcentennial Celebration and is currently the Artistic Director of THE SIMON STUDIO in NYC and Poughkeepsie and the producer/host of SIMON STUDIO   PRESENTS on Time Warner Cable.
>
> Nancy Cozean, Committee Chair for the City of Poughkeepsie Quadcentennial Celebration Committee says "Many area residents only think of The Chance as our
> area Rock and Roll mecca, but The Chance has had a rich and diverse history. Many don't realize that The Chance once presented live vaudville and
> theatre to early 20th. century audiences in downtown Poughkeepsie. 
   Mr. Simon adds: "In these hard times we think there's a local audience more than ready for this kind of
> entertainment, so we're giving it shot. It's time to remember and bring back the good
> life of Main Street and if it works the way I think it will, we have plans to continue
> this kind of thing. The Chance is an important part of our culture and history on Main Street
> and just the right place to do this." 
  
  A buffet dinner for $20. will be available at 6:30 pm prior to the show.  Drinks and the show follows at 7:30 pm with a Vaudville opener DR. PETER MUIR'S RAZZMATAZZ RAGTIME REVUE.  Tickets for the show alone are $20.  Further information about SHINING SHOES AND SINATRA call THE SIMON STUDIO: 917-776-9209 or go to www.Poughkeepsiequad.org and/or www.simonstudio.com.  For ticket reservations call The Chance Ticket Box Office at 845-471-1966.

BARD @ THE BAR at THE SIMONS STUDIO

You are cordially invited to
Bard @ the Bar

in honor of William Shakespeare

Directed by Roger Hendricks Simon

Monday, August 10th, 7:00 P.M.
Havana Central
West End Theater Bar
2911 Broadway at 113th
New York, NY

This performance will include scenes, songs and dance by William Shakespeare, featuring current studio members, alumni and guests from film and the Broadway and London stage.

"... an impressive group of scenes, using every inch of the expansive room, as well as audience members, as part of the ambiance... a ‘60’s style street theatre environment, (where) audience members wandered in and out and photographers documented the performance. Strict homage was paid to the Bard’s language, with vivid, highly physicalized portrayals by all. Actors of all shapes, sizes and ages were encouraged to share their talents, eschewing the youth-oriented look of many recent Shakespearean productions. Director Roger Hendricks Simon is to be congratulated for his dedication to the inclusion of all types of talented actors, and the large, enthusiastic crowd obviously agreed."

Off-Off Broadway Review


Admission $10.00 at the door.
Please RSVP at 212-841-0204
E-mail us at
rhsstudio@hotmail.com
 
www.simonstudio.com

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Roger was a founding member at Yale Repertory Theatre in the 60's and instead of going "west" to Hollywood, which would have been commercially profitable, he went to England! At Yale, he had the extraordinary opportunity to listen to amazingly vibrant directors Stella Adler, Bobby Lewis, Jonathan Miller, to experience theatre companies like the Living Theatre, the Open Theatre, actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company, who came to perform. When he was invited to teach in London for a summer, He leapt at it and directed a play by Megan Terry called Keep Tightly Closed in a Cool Dry Place. When flags were used as bed spreads we were promptly arrested. England still had a censor in 1967. But all of a sudden Roger was invited to direct throughout Europe, principally the Royal Court Theatre (London), State Theatres in Denmark, Nancy Festival, Du Monde, at the Abbey Theatre and Edinburgh Festival. The world became much smaller. The Simon Studio is a direct result of his years directing. Actors don't have to create in a room all by themselves, directors, and writers should be there too. The Arts should be a common language, an inter-action.
ALL YOU GET AT THE SIMON STUDIO IS... ROGER HENDRICKS SIMON - THAT'S ALL! WHY SETTLE FOR A SECOND OR THIRD GENERATION DISCIPLE OF MEISNER, STRASBERG OR ADLER? FIND OUT WHY FOR 35 YEARS THE AWARD WINNING MR. SIMON AND HIS STUDIO HAVE BEEN THE MOST UNIQUE THEATRE ON CAMERA FILM TRAINING AND PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE IN NYC AND INTERNATIONALLY - PRIVATE COACHING AND ON GOING PROFESSIONAL GROUP LAB IS AVAILABLE FOR FOR ACTORS,WRITERS + DIRECTORS IN NYC AND INTERNATIONALLY.
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