Brick Town Theatre Goes on Sentimental Journey

Cabaret concert on Aug. 9 at Howland Cultural Center

Brick Town Theatre, a professional theater company founded by a group of working actors in the Mid-Hudson Valley, will be staging a cabaret concert on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 3 p.m. The performance will feature Broadway veterans and off-Broadway performers singing songs “to renew old memories” in the intimate setting of Beacon’s Howland Cultural Center.

“Our goal is to provide professional theater and theater instruction to the residents of Beacon and surrounding towns,” remarked founding member and Beacon resident Stephanie Hepburn, whose credits range from The Sopranos to Shakespeare, on stages and onscreen in New York and London. Hepburn also spent five years at the helm as producing artistic director for the Peekskill Repertory Company when the company was in residence at the Paramount Center for the Arts.

Jennifer Hepburn

Jennifer Hepburn

Other company members are Beacon residents Kelly Ellenwood (Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera, MSG’s A Christmas Carol), Angus Hepburn (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire), Nancy Johnston (Broadway’s Elf, The Secret Garden, The Music Man). Baritone and Beacon resident Russell Cusick will also be performing, as well as newcomers Kit Colbourn and Josh Farrell. Special guest Jennifer Hepburn will be joining the company direct from London where she has appeared in the West End in Les Miserables and principal roles in Taboo and in the world premiere of Tale of Two Cities. Lenora Eve is the musical director.

Tickets ($20) can be purchased at the door. Advance reservations are encouraged by calling 845-831-4988. For more information on this concert or to learn more about the company, email

Photo by Samual da Silva/courtesy of Howland Cultural Center

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