with Margaret Cross, Don and Leeann Cross, and special guests
with pianist Diane Spahr
January 6th at 7:30PM and January 7th at 2:00PM
Join Playhouse favorite Margaret Cross (On The Town, Finian’s Rainbow), her parents Don (White Christmas, Titanic) and Leeann (White Christmas, On The Town), special guests, and live musicians for an afternoon of music and memories with two of the most beloved music shows of all time. Lucky Strike brought the polished sounds of Your Hit Parade to millions, first on the radio with Doris Day and Frank Sinatra, then on TV with Dorothy Collins and Snookie Lansen, while The Grand Old Opry made legends out of folks like Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, and Minnie Pearl. Join the Cross Family for a celebration of American Music!
A 50/50 raffle will be held, with the proceeds benefitting the veteran’s group Space Coast Honor Flight.
SCHF’s mission is to take WWII, Korea, and Vietnam Veterans to visit the memorials in Washington D.C., showing gratitude to the heroes who made it possible to enjoy the freedoms we have today. SCHF pairs each veteran with a Guardian Escort for the journey, ensuring their safety and dignity. Miss Cross was honored to serve as a Guardian in 2016, and is proud to be raising funds and awareness for SCHF!
MARGARET CROSS is in her sixth season creating shows at the Cocoa Village Playhouse. Born in Ohio, raised in Florida, she spent 7 years performing in New York City. Locally, she was a Spotlight Artist in the 2014 Orlando Cabaret Festival, was Mary/Grace, Animal Crackers (Mad Cow Theatre, Orlando), Eliza, My Fair Lady (Henegar Center), Hildy, On The Town, Sharon, Finian’s Rainbow, Kate Magowan, Titanic (CVP), Agatha, Guys & Dolls with Orlando Philharmonic (w/ Davis Gaines, Bob Carr Auditorium). In NYC, she sang with jazz bands Mona’s Hot Four, Big Swinging Dixies, and her own trio, co-conceived and directed A Flanders & Swann House Party at Snapple Center Times Square and the York Theatre. Favorite past roles: The Postman, The Most Happy Fella (Gallery Players, Bklyn), Sarah Bradford, The Life Of Harriet Tubman (SAIL Nat’l Tour). Staff writer: Music.com, Orlando Weekly, BroadwayWorld.com. Director of Music, Palmdale Presbyterian Church in Melbourne. Former member Actor’s Equity, Manhattan Assoc. of Cabaret Artists. B.A. Music, Florida State University.