Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Celebrate Black History Month with The Summit Playhouse!


Celebrate Black History Month with The Summit Playhouse

on February 26!



Join us for a talkback and Q&A after the matinee performance of The Old Settler on February 26. The Q&A will be monitored by Lynette Sheard, a Community Education Coordinator and Director of the NJ Mental Health Players—winner of Mental Health America’s 2022 Innovative Program of the Year Award. She is a sought-after award-winning facilitator and trainer of mental health first aid for adults, youth, and older adults, QPR—Suicide Prevention, Crisis Intervention, and much more. 

Also a gifted versatile vocalist, Lynette has a five-octave range and perfect pitch. She is an actor, producer, director, and vocal coach. Her live performances have been acknowledged in numerous publications including, being featured in the Encyclopedia of Newark Jazz, NY Times, Broadway World, and The Star-Ledger which proclaimed that “Her voice reaches deep into one’s soul and finds a soft spot” She performs Jazz, Blues, R&B, Gospel, Soul, and Pop music. Theater credits include principal roles in Dream Girls, Smokey Joe's Café, Ragtime, Swing, Aida, For Colored Girls, A Raisin in the Sun, Votes for Women, Steel Magnolias, and Avenue Q of which Broadway World declared that “she is fabulous with a voice that shakes the rafters.”






The Summit Playhouse announceS the cast of

 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time:


Christopher: Josh Pearlstein

Siobhan: Juliet Hommes

Ed: Charles Grayson

Judy: Jennifer Padley

Woman 1 (Mrs Shears, Gason, #46, Woman on Train, Info Desk): Julie Anne Nolan

Woman 2 (Mrs Alexander, Lady in the Street, Posh Woman, Punk Girl): Mary Murdock

Man 1 (Roger, Mr Thompson, Policeman, Station Policeman, Drunk One, London Transport Police): Danny Greg

Man 2 (Deputy Sergeant, Mr Wise, Uncle Terry, Shopkeeper, Drunk #2, Station Guard): Lewis Decker

Man 3 (Rev. Peters, Rhodri, Man Behind Counter, Man with Socks, London Police): Michael Damato


Curious Incident opens April 28! Get your tickets here.


Thank you to all who auditioned and shared their talent with us.





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