“Taffeta Memories” Comes to Colonie’s Cook Park

Take a spin back to America of Happier Days as we celebrate the reunion of the sister singing group, the Taffetas at the Village of Colonie Theater in the Park! These four sassy broads will be performing Taffeta Memories, produced by the Farmer’s Market of the Village of Colonie. This production will be performed outdoors at the beautiful Frank A. Leak Amphitheater for the Arts, in Cook Park, June 15-18, FREE !

Directed by Michael C. Mensching, with musical direction by Alex Malsan.

This is a musical comedy featuring The Taffetas, four singing sisters from Muncie, Indiana who in the 1950’s were the talk of the town. Now almost 50 years later, they are putting on a reunion show. However, their reunion is bittersweet, with a last minute departure of singing sister Deb. But never fear, this Awesome Alto didn’t storm out in a diva fit, but was presented a surprise opportunity for a major life sustaining operation! So please join us in sending thoughts and prayers to that Swinging Sister, and in welcoming baby sister Jane, fresh from a solo tour and ready to join her older sisters and create a wonderful reunion event! Gosh, It’s just like when little-now-all-grown-up Janet Jackson toured with the Jackson Five!

Featuring four of the most beautiful voices in local community theater, the four Joltin’ J’s!
– Jane Figueroa
– Joan Horgan
– Joanne Mensching
– Judy Merriam

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Take a walk down memory lane with them in this nostalgic musical. Songs of the 50’s and 60’s come alive again. Bring a picnic basket and a bottle of wine– or two! Relax on our grass covered tiered levels or bring a folding chair. Picnic table seating available in the top level. No other outdoor performance this summer will offer this kind of relaxed environment. Did we mention it’s free?

Performance dates are:
June 15, 16,17 and 18 with a matinee and evening show on Saturday and one matinee on Sunday. Matinees at 2:00, evening shows at 7:30.

Directions To the Pavilion in Cook Park, Village of Colonie, NY
FROM THE EAST:
Take SR-7 towards 87 South (Northway) Take Northway to Exit 2W
Take Exit 2W. At Second traffic light – turn left onto Lincoln Avenue .
(Smokey Bones on right)
Go approximately one mile to Cook Park entrance on left.
Take left on Shambrook Parkway into Cook Park.
The pavilion is on the right, right past the amphitheater. There is parking adjacent.

FROM THE WEST:
Take I-90 (Gov. Thomas E. Dewey Thruway) to Exit 24.
After toll booth ? take Exit 1N. Proceed to Exit 2W towards Schenectady. Take Exit 2W onto Central Avenue (Route 5)
At second traffic light – turn left onto Lincoln Avenue.
(Smokey Bones on right).
Go approximately one mile to Cook Park entrance on left.
Take left on Shambrook Parkway into Cook Park.
The pavilion is on the right, right past the amphitheater. There is parking adjacent.

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