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MONDAY, MAY 13, 2024 !!
East 25th Street (btwn Lex & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
All proceeds to benefit Amas Education and Theatre Programs

On Monday, May 13, 2024 friends and associates of Amas Musical Theatre are gathering for a Benefit Concertcelebrating our 55th Year and Emmy Award-winner Patricia Birch, Tony Award-winner Len Cariou, and Butler Tibbetts. It will be an unforgettable evening! All proceeds from the evening are to benefit Amas Education and Theatre Programs.

Our concert for the evening “A Lotta Night Music” features Broadway talent in a tribute to our Honorees’ amazing body of work, featuring classic numbers from iconic shows such as Grease, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, and LoveMusik, among others, and is directed by Amas Artistic Associate Jonathan Cerullo with music director Jeffrey Campos. And as is traditional, look for a special appearance of the Academy Teens.

The performance and after-party take place at the beautiful Baruch Performing Arts Center at 25th and Lexington Avenue.

With Performances by:
Carole Demas
Various Other Performers
Jeffrey Campos, Musical Director

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Carole Demas & Paula Janis

Friday - 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hilton Parsippany
One Hilton Court,
Parsippany, New Jersey 07054
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TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2024 !!
3 West 51st Street - Noon

Tony Award winning Broadway producer, KEN WAISSMAN,
is one of only two producers in Broadway's history
to have a musical run over 3,000 performances and a play run over 1,000.

With Performances by Members of the Original Broadway Cast:
Carole Demas
llene Kristen
Ray DeMattis
Ian Herman, Musical Director

Followed by a book signing of
Ken's "Grease: Tell Me More, Tell Me More"

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SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2024 !!
Fort Lee, NJ

“GREASE: We Go Together,

an evening of Live Performances and Interviews

Carole Demas, Ilene Kristen, James Canning
, and Ray DeMattis.
They will be accompanied by Producer Ken Waissman,
hosted by film historian and fan Foster Hirsch,
with Musical Director Ian Herman. 

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2023 !!
Fifty Key Stage Musicals: The Concert! Part 5
Carole Demás (representing Grease)
Sandy Faison
 (representing Annie)
Tony Award
® nominee Willy Falk (representing Miss Saigon)
Jenn Gambatese (representing South Pacific)
Eric Michael Gillett (representing Kiss Me, Kate)
Tony Award
® nominee Mark Jacoby (representing Show Boat)
Jayson Kerr (representing Show Boat)
Tony Award
® nominee Christiane Noll (representing Next to Normal)
Tony Award
® nominee Lee Roy Reams (representing The Producers)
Elena Shaddow (representing Show Boat)
Jane Summerhays (representing A Chorus Line)
F. Antonio Urrutia III (representing In the Heights)

This book is an absolutely wonderful resource for all students of musical theatre and also for all devoted theatergoers. Well researched thoughtfully compiled it is a great addition to the study of this form that we all love.”

– John Doyle, Tony Award® winning director (Sweeney Todd, Company)

“An extraordinary resource for students of musical theatre or for any theatre-lover, Schneider’s book is a celebration of the art form and the key moments that shaped it. He wisely knows the best way to ensure its future is by understanding its past.”

– Susan Stroman, Tony Award® winning director/choreographer (Crazy for You, The Producers)

“If you consider yourself a lover of musicals, you must read Fifty Key Musicals.”

– Jerry Zaks, four-time Tony Award® winning director (Guys and Dolls, Hello, Dolly!)

Those are just some of the praises for new book Fifty Key Stage Musicals by Robert W. Schneider and Shannon Agnew. Now this book, which rounds-up fifty of the musicals whose creations were seminal in altering the landscape of musical theater, is being given a one night only concert with the artists who helped create these monumental musicals.

Join us for an evening of songs and stories, performed by the legends themselves who had a front row to history.

Author Robert W. Schneider (Behind The Curtain: Broadway’s Living Legends) will be on hand to share trivia and anecdotes about the landmark musicals that changed not only the theatre, but the world.

Expect some of Broadway’s favorite artists to make an appearance and take a musical stroll down memory lane.

254 W 54th St. Cellar, NYC 10019
Tickets & Info: (646) 476-3551

NEW Promo VIDEO for Carole
With various clips from a variety of shows.

CAROLE DEMAS - 54 Below - Grease Celebration


Previous shows are still available, scroll down. you can see them anytime!

“Charming and delightful entertainment...
alive and beautiful, available for your personal indulgence,
in a wonderful place called Skylight Run”

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All proceeds continue to be donated to International Rescue Committee,
a trusted, effective organization with infrastructure in place
providing shelter, first aid and protective kits,
food, medicine, and other aid to Ukrainians.

or By Phone

In dark times we come together. Ukraine needs our help. We want to do our part. All of us at Skylight Run Productions offer our heartfelt music to shift your mood and lift your spirits. Let this group of original Broadway Stars alter your state of mind and help Ukraine at the same time. All profits will be donated to International Rescue Committee, a trusted, effective organization with infrastructure in place providing shelter, first aid and protective kits, food, medicine, and other aid to Ukrainians.
The program will continue to be available.


With a set-list of powerful, fun, sentimental and melodious songs, these very special Broadway Stars invite you and your lover, friends, husband, wife, partner, mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt, health worker, co-workers, heck just invite your entire cell-phone contact list and share the hope and help.

Live From Skylight Run “SING FOR UKRAINE” tickets start at $10. Enjoy the concert via the high-definition cameras and superb sound. Enjoy it live, or on demand anytime after.

“Charming and delightful entertainment...alive and beautiful, available for your personal indulgence, in a wonderful place called Skylight Run”…..Broadway World

CAROLE DEMAS: Unstoppable throughout her 60+ year career as a Broadway performer, TV actor and celebrity, cabaret/concert singer and events speaker. Her growing audiences return each month to enjoy Live From Skylight Run virtual concerts, remembering her as a beloved co-star of TV’s most successful regional show for children,
THE MAGIC GARDEN, her creation of the seminal role of Sandy in Broadway’s original GREASE, Genevieve in the world debut of Stephen Schwartz’s THE BAKER’S WIFE and her major Off-Broadway and TV Guest Star roles (among them, Kojak, Mannix, Barnaby Jones, Man From Atlantis, Fantastic Journey, Route 66, Blue Bloods, Edge of Night, As The World Turns, others). Off-Broadway she created the ingenue lead in Fred Ebb’s MORNING SUN, and Oscar Brand’s HOW TO STEAL AN ELECTION and played Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS for 2 years, also leading roles in Jones/Schmidt Portfolio productions as well as Stock, Regional Theater, film, Concerts, Cabaret and hundreds of commercials. In 2019, she and Sarah Rice created their tribute to Jones and Schmidt, THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE, winning a Bistro Award. Carole has been performing for decades on stages far and wide and lately, from her own home studio just north of NYC. Her loyal following spends a delightful, memorable hour, comfortable in their own homes, while joining Carole in hers.
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SARAH RICE: Created the role of Johanna in
SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET on Broadway for which she won a Theatre World Award. She originated the role of Marianne in a musical adaptation of THE MISER (HANG ON TO YOUR RIBBONS), off-off Broadway. At age 18 she became one of THE FANTASTICKS youngest Luisa’s in the show’s long-run history. She continued in the role off and on for over two years. She also played Anne in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Cunegonde in CANDIDE, at the Guthrie, Miranda in THE TEMPEST, Zan in REGINA, Gretel in HANSEL AND GRETEL and Liesl in THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Sarah went on to play leading roles in numerous operas and operettas around the world. She received a 2010 Bistro Award and 2011 MAC AWARD, Female Vocalist, for her critically acclaimed solo cabaret debut, SARAH RICE sings SCREEN GEMS, Songs of Old Hollywood, and in 2019, with Carole Demas, won another Bistro Award for their tribute to Jones and Schmidt. Sarah is one of very few select musicians who play the theremin, an extremely difficult electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist.

PAULA JANIS: Best known as co-star of TV’s long running, THE MAGIC GARDEN, Paula combined her two loves, music and education, into an award-winning series. She also traveled widely as a solo musician and folk singer, performing at Greenwich Village’s Café Wha?, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan Center and Carnegie Hall, etc.. Joining the folk trio, The Wee’Uns, as lead vocalist and musician, on television, and universities: Princeton and NYU. With a B.S. in Drama from Skidmore College, an M.A. in Early Childhood Education from NYU, Paula became a Director of Head Start Programs in NYC. She performed on educational recordings, and was featured on public television. Her one-woman show, Paula From The Magic Garden, was seen in schools, libraries, camps, churches and synagogues. Juggling her roles as actress, educator and head of household, Paula’s proudest achievement remains her role as “Mom”. Paula’s children are Victoria, Monica and Gregory Janis.

ILENE KRISTEN: made her Broadway debut as a dancer in
HENRY, SWEET HENRY. She originated the role of Patty Simcox in GREASE and portrayed the infamous Leona Helmsley in MAYOR. Ilene is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Delia Ryan on RYAN’S HOPE, and her ten-year stint as the gambling, beer-guzzling and always-inappropriate hairdresser Roxy Balsom on ONE LIFE TO LIVE, for which she received two Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actress. Ilene portrayed the Brooklynite waitress Norma Gilpin on LOVING , wannabe socialite Madeleine Thompson on ANOTHER WORLD and reprised the role of Delia Ryan in a character crossover on GENERAL HOSPITAL for two years. Night time TV sightings include Deception, Unforgettable, HBO's Show Me A Hero, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, The Good Policeman, Third Watch, The Sopranos, Family, and The Black Donnellys. Along with Morgan Fairchild, Ilene appeared in the pilot MELANGE playing bartender Dolly Faye and Stella in the film BLEEKER. Ilene has acted extensively Off and Off-Off Broadway and has been a member of The Ensemble Studio since 1984. Her album of original songs “I’m Not Done With U Yet” is available on Amazon and iTunes.

JAMES CANNING: made his professional acting debut as one of the original cast members of the hit Broadway musical
GREASE. His film credits include The Fog, The Boys in Company C, and Elvis. In addition, He has appeared on television in episodes of M*A*S*H*,Law & Order and numerous other shows. In recent years, he has been an educator, teaching Latin and history in private schools and working with disadvantaged students in college prep programs.

IAN HERMAN-Award-winning Musical Director, pianist, and composer. His career spans decades of working in the theater community including Broadway shows, Off-Broadway Shows concerts and cabaret work. In 1999 he was honored to receive the prestigious Backstage Bistro Award for Best Music Director. He has worked with such luminary artists as Jane Olivor, Donna McKechnie, Anita Morris, Judy Kaye, Carole Demas, Tom Andersen, Karen Mason, Sharon McNight, Marilyn Sokol, Dawn Derow, Angela LaGreca, Carole J. Bufford, and Joy Behar in nightclubs in New York and around the country. Broadway credits include
JELLY’S LAST JAM, The Who’s TOMMY, SONG AND DANCE, LAUGHING ROOM ONLY with Jackie Mason and SWING, for which he wrote vocal and dance arrangements.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Monday, June 6, 2022
7:00 p.m.   
Marilu Henner’s Tribute to Grease
with Performances by Grease alumni.
Feinstein's 54 Below  Tickets available through their box office: 646-476-3551
254 West 54th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue

GREASE began as a Chicago community theatre production in a converted trolly barn and opened fifty years ago at the Eden Theater on Second Avenue in the East Village where it became one of the greatest success stories in American theater history! The musical has launched the careers of multiple actors who have gone on to great success. Tonight, Marilu Henner and James Canning (who both appeared in the original Chicago production, Broadway, First National Tour), bring together a stellar cast of performers who will sing and tell stories of the show that started small and grew into a worldwide phenomenon.

Join Marilu, Jim and fellow cast members:
Carole Demas
Ilene Kristen
Judy Kaye
Jim Jacobs
Tom Moore
Ken Waissman
Philip Casnoff
Bob Garrett
Ray DeMattis
Ellen March
Mews (Marya) Small
and other special surprise guests, as they share some of the greatest moments in the creation of one of the most iconic shows in Broadway history, soon to be a best-selling book!

Tuesday, June 7, 2022   Publication Release:  Grease! Tell Me More, Tell Me More
Amazon and your favorite booksotore

NEW Video for this moment in time.

Thank You For Your Love Website
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Thank You For Your Love Video Promo
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House Concert ticket Link

House Concert-Review
The 2020 Schedule
(items added as they are booked)
click here for the details
January 12, 2020 - APAP Showcase - New York City
February 27, 2020 - Private Event - Yorktown Heights, NY

May 9 - Carole & Paula at The Winery - Mohegan Lake, NY - CANCELLED
May 16 - House Concert, Irvington, NY - CANCELLED
May 22 - Special Evening Show - Laurie Beechman Theatre - New York City - CANCELLED

May 30 - Private Event, Irvington, NY - CANCELLED
June 13 - House Concert, Irvington, NY- CANCELLED
July 11- House Concert, Irvington, NY- CANCELLED
August 9- House Concert, Irvington, NY- CANCELLED
August 22- House Concert, Irvington, NY- CANCELLED
September 12- House Concert, Irvington, NY- CANCELLED
October 10- House Concert, Irvington, NY- CANCELLED
November 14- House Concert, Irvington, NY- CANCELLED

New Appearances added regularly

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CAROLE DEMAS, Broadway & TV Legend, stole the hearts of audiences and critics alike with her captivating and critically acclaimed creation of “Sandy”, in Broadway’s iconic, original GREASE. Her 56 year (and counting) career has included thousands of leading role performances On and Off-Broadway and in Regional Theatre, among them two years at New York’s Sullivan St. Playhouse as “Luisa” in THE FANTASTICKS and the creation of original ingénue leads in Fred Ebb’s MORNING SUN; RONDELAY (director Cyril Ritchard, choreographer Jacques d’Amboise); Oscar Brand’s HOW TO STEAL AN ELECTION (opposite Clifton Davis); Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt’s PHILEMON and THE BONE ROOM as well as major regional theatres, including Philia (A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM); Regina (ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST); Angel (CELEBRATION); Wanda (ENTER LAUGHING); Corrie (BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, with Joan Bennett) and her singing for the Champlain and NY Shakespeare Festivals for multiple seasons.

Carole originated the title role in the premiere production of Stephen Schwartz’s THE BAKER’S WIFE, in Los Angeles. She was back on Broadway in Broadway Cares - GYPSY OF THE YEAR celebrating Grease's 40th Anniversary at the New Amsterdam Theater. Carole played numerous guest star roles on classic prime time TV (including, KOJAK, MANNIX, ROUTE 66, BARNABY JONES, MAN FROM ATLANTIS, FANTASTIC JOURNEY (recently, BLUE BLOODS –CBS and ALLEGIANCE -NBC) and recurring roles on daytime dramas (EDGE OF NIGHT, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, AS THE WORLD TURNS). For the popular PBS Series GREAT PERFORMANCES, Carole joined other stars of the Great White Way for Lorimar’s “SHOWSTOPPERS - THE BEST OF BROADWAY”. In films, Carole starred in the 300 YEAR WEEKEND, with William Devane and THE SPACE WORKS for Trans-Lux Corp. Other films include appearances in: A LOVELY WAY TO DIE for Universal Films and the recently released THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM.

Carole Starred (with dear friend Paula Janis) in TV’s most successful regional children’s series,
THE MAGIC GARDEN (for over 12 years) leading to hundreds of live family concerts and recent viral clips on Facebook. Carole's wonderful versatility has been seen on camera in principal roles in over 200 commercials for television (everything from Men’s Cologne to Peanut Butter and often singing the jingles as well), among them: Kodak, Promise Margarine, Lipton Tea, Puss ‘n Boots, Wonder Bread, M&M’s, Clairol, Timex, Lysol, AT&T, etc.
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Her career trials and triumphs are highlighted in Schirmer, Citadel and Applause books chronicling the history of Broadway. Carole’s career began in her Junior Year at the U of VT, with the 1960 CHAMPLAIN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL and continued, from her days as Miss Vermont in The 1960 MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT, her zany “singing chicken” voice in the LIDO SHOW (Stardust Hotel, Las Vegas), to major dramatic and comic roles in theatres coast to coast, and New York City concert and cabaret performances (BROADWAY ORIGINALS (Town Hall), OFF-BROADWAY CLOSE UP (Merkin Hall), 50th Anniversary celebrations for WBAI Radio, Lincoln Center Library, The Fantasticks. She is seen in NYC’s favorite cabaret venues (Feinsteins/54 Below, Birdland, The Metropolitan Room, Laurie Beechman Theater, New World Stages, Le Poisson Rouge, The Iridium, The Triad-Stage 72, Signature Theatre, Urban Stages, Concerts For City Greens, etc.). She sang for BROADWAY TO BARBADOS for 2 seasons and recently headlined on Crystal Cruise, Film and Theatre Cruise to French Polynesia. She is a recurring favorite star in The Ziegfeld Society Productions in New York City.

Her one-woman show in NYC and other locales (including The Caribbean Theatre, St. Croix) received rave reviews…”a powerhouse of musical theatre”, “a vocal champion”, “a consummate artist”, her voice has been described as “shimmering and thrilling with great warmth, sweetness and surprising power”. Her engaging, exciting cabaret and concert performances have brought funds and attention to many worthy causes. Carole is featured on the original cast albums of:

She is one of 50 Broadway Stars who sang in the Broadway For Orlando Initiative, on
MAYA and MARTY (NBC), in concert in NYC’s Bryant Park and other events. She is a recurring favorite star in numerous events thruought the Tri-State area. Carole was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame with her Magic Garden co-star, Paula Janis. She is a Governor Emeritus of the NY National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Currently, she and fellow Broadway Stars, Sarah Rice and Hal Robinson are continuing to perform their critially acclaimed and BISTRO Award winning show,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE which celbrates and salutes the music of Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. This show also received 2 MAC nominations including one for BEST SHOW.

The Magic Garden’s enduring holiday special,
A MAGIC GARDEN CHRISTMAS (Emmy Nominee) airs annually on WPIX-TV-New York and streams worldwide with new recent footage. THE MAGIC GARDEN DVD collection and CDs are available at

Her cabaret and concert performances have brought funds and attention to many worthy causes. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Carole lives in Westchester County, NY with her husband, Stuart Allyn, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and Tomsonturtle, her faithful reptile friend for 67 years (and counting).
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OCTOBER 15, 2022
3pm - One Show Only