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Dancing with the Stars Stamford to Support Curtain Call

DancingPC1533775_10203506626930762_6384486706367750383_nCurtain Call is gearing up to host its annual Dancing With The Stars benefit next Saturday, May 17 at The Palace Theatre in Stamford.  This annual event will feature 11 local “stars”, dancing their hearts out all vying for your vote.  The goal of which is to raise money for Curtain Call, Stamford’s longest-running, and only nonprofit producing theatre company.

Curtain Call’s Dancing with the Stars
Saturday, May 17,2014
Palace Theatre (61 Atlantic Street)
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Starting this Monday, Hey Stamford will give you a chance to get to know the Stars a little further.  Be on the look out for our Q&A with each of these dancing stars!

With year-round performances in the Kweskin Theatre and The Dressing Room Theatre – conveniently located at Sterling Farms, they also produce an annual free outdoor Shakespeare production. “Curtain Call provides tens of thousands of area residents the opportunity to participate in the arts. Whether on stage, behind the scenes or in the audience, the greater Stamford community can share in great, year-round, live theatrical programming and educational opportunities in the arts.” says Lou Ursone, Executive Director of the Theatre.

Curtain Call’s Dancing with the Stars is by far one of the highlights for the community – creating a fun event while

Robin Selden &  Jami Sherwood Co-Chairs of the event

Robin Selden &
Jami Sherwood Co-Chairs of the event

raising awareness and raising funds for the arts.  “I plan events for a living but I look forward to this gala as it is my favorite event of the year! DWTS brings out the best in everyone involved and while it’s a competition in my eyes, everyone who gets up on that stage and steps out of their comfort zone, is a winner.” Said Robin Selden, owner of Marcia Selden Catering and Co-Chair of the event.  “Trust me , I know as I danced four years ago and to this day it is one of the best experiences of my life…a bucket list for sure.”

“Stamford LOVES this event! Strangers come up to me all the time, asking to get on our list for next year.  They cannot wait to see our yearly line up of dancers and get very excited to support the cause. We make it fun and create lasting friendships in the community that may never have connected before meeting through this event.”

This event is Curtain Call’s only annual special event fundraiser to help underwrite the myriad costs of the operation. Contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and more are needed to keep our organization fiscally sound as they have been for many, many years.

Here’s a sneak peak at who will be participating- and next week Hey Stamford will give you a chance to get to know the Stars a little further. Starting on Monday, be on the look out for our Q&A with each of the dancers!

Jeff Brandi, Senior. Merchandising Manager, Carollee LLC
with Virginia Coker ~ Dance With Me, Stamford

Dominick Bria, Senior Account Executive,
with Kelly Butler ~ Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich

Tammy Felenstein, Director of Sales, Halstead Properties
with Thomas Varian ~ Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich

JoAnn Latorraca, The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s Restaurant
with Lou Lopez ~ Latin Moves Dance Studio

Frank Lucherini, Owner, Dairy Queen
with Lauren Nicole Sherwood ~ Diva Star Productions, Stamford

Lisa Maronian, Owner, Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes
with Ivan Angelkovski ~ Dance With Me, Stamford

Ron Rosenfeld, Owner, New Balance, New Canaan
with Karen Casagrande ~ Hotshoes

Jim Sabia, Retired Stamford Public Schools Teacher
with Meredith Landphair ~ Dance With Me, Stamford

Nicole Straight, Marketing Manager, Marcia Selden Catering
with Ted Thomas ~ New England Academy of Dance

Kaitlyn Tarpey, Miss CT 2013
with Moises Guerrero ~ Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich

Brooke Troisi, Line Producer, Maury Show and Trisha Show, NBC Universal’s Stamford Media Center
with Ronny Dutra ~ Dance With Me, Stamford


The cocktail hour, to be held at UConn Stamford, will feature a wide variety of top shelf food and drink provided by such area vendors as Marcia Selden Catering, Columbus Park Trattoria, Napa & co., David’s Soundview Catering, EOS, Sushi Charlie, Capital Grille, Heineken and Broken Shed Vodka.