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- Jan 17, 2008 3:30 AM Little Miss Big Mouth in Staten Island
Come one, come all! Celebrate Staten Island in true Island style at Sara Valentine's Little Miss Big Mouth, the live, theatrical talk and variety show! "Staten Island: Alive in Wonderland," is a love-letter to New York City's "Forgotten Borough," a multi-media extravaganza spotlighting the unique culture of Richmond County and its residents. Sara Valentine's guest interviews include Jenny Tango, the grande dame of Staten Island painting: Deputy Borough President Ed Burke, champion of the Island's renewed tourism endeavors; Maureen Seaberg, a third-generation Islander and journalist recently featured in the documentary, "A Walk in Staten Island;" Save Staten Island, a film and yearbook project of the Very Nice People Society; and Sajda Musawwir Ladner, co-founder and artistic/executive director of Universal Temple of the Arts.
Special video segments with Mandolin Brothers and Vernon Reid. Traditional Sri Lankan dance by The Sisters Wijesinghe. Additional music by The Ladies, The Little Miss Big Mouth House Band: Sari Rubinstein, vocals; Viva, guitar; Mary Feaster, bass; and Bloody Rich, drums. Additional dance and choreography by The Get Dancers, The Little Miss Big Mouth House Dancers: Despina Stamos, Abigail Levine & Anthony Ortiz, plus special guest dancers Rosita, Alison, Nadeesha and Madusha! Animation by Kris Anton. Directed by Sara Valentine, with assistance from Lorna Harris, Despina Stamos and Gabri Christa. Stage Management by Andre Bouvey. Costuming by Aughra Moon.
The Richmond County Midway -- Partial List of Participants! "Tours" of the Midway provided by Day de DaDa! Installations by Everything Goes Cafe Save Staten Island Elektro Motif CSI High School for International Studies 4 Bridges Stitches & SI Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America Mary Campbell, The Eternal Knitter of Staten Island Artist Demetrius Felder Mrs. Robinson, The Kwanzaa Lady The Recycling Man Redstorm Dance and Drum Troupe South Shore Artists Group Universal Temple of the Arts The Richmond County Midway Stage Hosted by Alison Langleiben Musician Randy Ludacer Intermission: Traditional Chinese Lion Dance by the Shaolin Kung-Fu Temple Video presentations by Trish & Christoph and The A/V Department Info tables featuring COAHSI, Island Voices, Greenbelt Nature Conservancy, and more...TBA Midway Production Manager: Serena Chin
Directions to the College of Staten Island's Center for the Arts: Directions to the Center for the Arts: By Car: The Center for the Arts is located within a few minutes’ drive from the Verrazano, Goethals, and Bayonne Bridges. Take I-278 (the Staten Island Expressway and exit at Victory Boulevard, proceed to campus parking lots 1 and 2. Parking is free. By Mass Transit: The Center for the Arts is served by the S62, S61, S93, and S53 buses, which are coordinated with the Staten Island Ferry schedule. The CSI Center for the Arts 2007-2008 season is supported in part with funds from the Richmond County Savings Foundation; a gift by the Carnegie Corporation (made possible by an anonymous donor); the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the Office of the Borough President, Hon. James P. Molinaro; the Staten Island Rotary Foundation; the College of Staten Island; and by our many business and individual patrons.
Who I'd like to meet:Excerpts from Little Miss Big Mouth presents 'Peripherally Yours... with love, Staten Island', performed as part of P.S. 122's Best Of Boroughs Festival, 2007.
The Little Miss Big Mouth House Band:
The Sisters Wijesinghe:
Jenny Tango and Maureen Seaberg perform 'Cheap Seats at the Opera':
A New Shade Of Black:
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