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Nazareth Theatre Arts Presents Dames at Sea, Nov. 12-13, 16-20

  • Published: October 31, 2011


  • The Nazareth College Theatre Department presents Dames at Sea, A Musical Comedy
  • November 12 at 8:00 p.m., November 13 at 2:00 p.m., November 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., November 18 and 19 at 8:00 p.m., and November 20 at 2:00p.m.
  • All performances in the Nazareth College Arts Center in Studio A48.

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Tickets can be purchased on line at or by calling the Nazareth College Arts Center Box Office at (585) 389-2170 

Nazareth Theatre Arts Presents Dames at Sea, Nov. 12-13, 16-20

Nazareth College Theatre Department is excited to present Dames at Sea, A Musical Comedy, during its 2011-2012 season. Dames at Sea takes place on November 12 at 8:00 p.m., November 13 at 2:00 p.m., November 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., November 18 and 19 at 8:00 p.m., and November 20 at 2:00p.m.  All showings of the musical take place in the Nazareth College Arts Center in Studio A48. A highly energetic and entertaining homage, Dames at Sea is sure to entertain audiences of all ages and interests. Tickets can be purchased by calling (585) 389-2170 or at the Arts Center box office at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14618. The box office hours are Monday-Friday, 11:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at   Prices are $17 for adults, $16 for students (Nazareth students free) and $15 for seniors.

The Nazareth College production of Dames at Sea is directed by Don Kot and Kerry Young, a dynamic team that uses their experience and passion for theatre to ensure a successful and entertaining performance.  Young is excited to return to Nazareth College after directing last year’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Young has had extensive experience in directing performances, her favorites including Elizabeth Rex, Grease, Once Upon a Mattress, Deathtrap, and Seussical the Musical.  As the director of Music Theatre at Nazareth College, Kot has worked closely with the students of the theatre department countless times before, including directing Nazareth College Opera Workshop productions as well as serving as the music director for Nazareth College Theatre department productions including Babes in Arms, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret, Into the Woods, and Little Shops of Horrors. The creative team also includes Allen Shannon as Scenic Designer; Beth LaJoie as Production Manager and Lighting Designer; Yuanting Zhao as Costumer Designer; Laura Jean Diekmann as Choreogrpaher; and Rachel Solomon as Assistant Director. 

The Dames at Sea cast includes exceptionally talented Nazareth College music and theatre students, including Erin Hassett, Bre Melino, Elizabeth Dorsey, Zak West, Chris Mauro, Brian Ziemann, and Ashley Squairs as actors in the performance. Students responsible for production include Georgia O’Donnell, Morgan Naum, Kayla Perconti, Katie LeSuer, and Jen Menter.

Described by the New York Times as, “A winner! A gem of a musical!”, Dames at Sea takes its audience back to the 1930s, where it commemorates musicals that introduced Hollywood legends such as Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Gene Kelly. Books and lyrics are by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, with music by Jim Wise. The musical takes its audience back in time to the 1930s, where an understudy is given the leading role in a Broadway performance and becomes famous as a result. A well-known parody, Dames at Sea is filled with humor, romance, and music that is sure to captivate any audience.

Nazareth College Department of Theatre Arts offers undergraduate programs in Theatre Arts, Theatre Arts with Adolescent Certification in English, Theatre Arts with Inclusive Education Certification, and Music Theatre.  The department presents an annual production season at the Nazareth College Arts Center each academic year.  Nazareth College was named one of the best college theaters in 2010 by The Princeton Review.  Its third year ranked among the top ten theater programs in the country.


Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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