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Shirl Mendonca: A ‘can’t miss’ performance at Off Center Stage

The cast of the recent LWW Theatre production, “Steel Magnolias,” is taking their show on the road.

If you missed this excellent performance in LWW, you will be able to see it in early August at the Center for the Arts’ Off Center Stage. An amazing performance by Judy Blake, Corinne Gelfan, Simion Gore, Wendy SanFilippo and Carolyn Winters, this is one show you will not want to miss.

“Steel Magnolias” alums Carolyn Winters and Corinne Gelfin will be joined by LWW’s Kim Wellman and Wayne Powers for “A Musical Review: The World Goes ‘Round,” running June 18 through July 5 at the Off Center Stage.

Directed by Ken Getz, “World” features the songs of Kander and Ebb, composer and lyricist for such shows as “Chicago,” “Cabaret,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Woman of the Year,” just to name a few. Other actors include Cathy Goldie, JR Lewis and Krista Thomas.

Noreen Barnett, also of LWW, will be on keyboard. She will be joined by Ken Getz and Roberta Frank on keyboards and Bob Thomas on percussion. JR Lewis will also help out on clarinet.

All strong performers, the program will include solos, duets, trios and the entire cast of seven for an evening filled with great music and great lyrics. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door, with special rates for seniors and students. Contact the Center for the Arts for tickets or to get more information.

Carolyn Winters, Kim Wellman and Noreen Barnett are also members of Sisters in Song. You may have seen this trio singing at events throughout the area. Their specialty is the well-known tunes made famous by the likes of the Andrews and McGuire sisters.

If you are great at singing in the shower and secretly believe that you should be “discovered,” don’t forget that Karaoke is back at LWW.

From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 28, the Clubhouse Lounge will turn into a Karaoke bar just waiting to hear you sing. Come to sing or come to cheer your friends as they sing. Either way, you will have a good time.

Time is running out if you want to nominate someone for LWW Citizen of the Year.

This is a very special annual award that goes out to one person whose community service is extraordinary. Nomination forms are available in the LWW office and need to be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday. Sponsored by the LWW Community Relations Committee, this award will be announced at the annual meeting at Commodore Park on July 26.

On Saturday, five beautiful homes and two lovely gardens will be dressed up for your enjoyment on the annual LWW Home Tour and Garden Reception. The $20 tickets are selling fast and include the tour, hors d’oeuvres and music.

Got a tip about someone or something in Lake Wildwood? Contact Shirl Mendonca at

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