There were so many Big Bucks hopefuls waiting at the entrance for the Big Day to start on Sunday afternoon, September 16, that Montauk Fire Department Second Assistant Chief Mickey Valcich opened the gates 15 minutes early this year. After an hour of all you can eat and drink, Montauk’s Sara Stuckart sang the National Anthem, the official start to the suspense and excitement of the day. The little “MFD Superstars” picked from the drum, and former MFD Chief Michael Mirras, Treasurer Dick White, and First Assistant Chief David Ryan announced the winners of the 61 cash prizes, including the top prize of $50,000.
Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center will hold open auditions
for Neil LaBute’s Reasons to be Pretty on Monday, October 22
and Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00 PM at the Southampton Cultural
Center. Auditions begin promptly at these times. Late arrivals will be seen at the discretion of the director. Joan M. Lyons directs.
Readings from the script will occur. Sides will be provided. (The role of Steph has been cast.)
Performances will begin on January 11, 2019 and run through
January 27, 2019. Most rehearsals are scheduled Mondays through Thursdays in the evening with weekend rehearsals just prior to show opening. For further information, contact Joan Lyons at