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of my work and many more fun and exciting aspects of my "Oh, so dull" life! -- For those of you who don't know me
yet... that was a joke! :)
*We said goodbye to a lot of folks in the last
couple of years... Dick (My Cousin), Ryan (Friend), Dick (Jeff's Dad), Jen (Friend), I lost my Brother, Tommy Carr, on
Jan. 21st, 2006 and most recently, my older cousin, Bob!! :(
May you all Rest in PEACE and you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!
I Love You!!
the Holidays 2004/2005 I was once again Dorothy (Scrooge's Nephew's Wife) in Jack Neary's adaptation of A
CHRISTMAS CAROL and I was once again, my good friend Cory's (Fred's) spouse, which made
me feel all warm & fuzzy inside, as it did the past three years! Teehee! I also played the fiddle again onstage
which is always a thrill... I was slightly less nervous this year than my first year!! Like riding a bike!
"Could it be SATAN?"
Dawn Tucker & Shana Carr (Mrs. Cratchit & Dorothy) 2004
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Foothills Theatre Company, Spring 2004: From Left to Right... Jennifer Swiderski, Shana Carr, Aurelia Williams, Esther Triggs,
Nicholas Ward, Rennard Eric Owens, Kwame Michael Remy, Allie Laurie, Will Ray.
*One of my most exciting roles to date was last
Spring 2004 (of course at Foothills Theatre Company ) as Patty in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE! This
show TOTALLY ROCKED!! The entire cast kicked-butt and I felt especially in my PRIME as I wailed-out Pearl's
A Singer in my short black form-fitting sparkling dress with high heels and "Moulin Rouge" RED HAIR!! Yes... I went RED
for this one! In one review by Paul Kolas of the Worcester T&G I was accused of looking like...a
young and very sexy Ann Margaret...who... lets
her strong soprano fly on numbers like "Pearl's A Singer" and "I Keep Forgettin'"... I guess I am a "Closet- Redhead" (as I recall Jen Swiderski putting it)!! It was a JAMMIN' show
filled with the best songs of Leiber & Stoller and we had a BLAST!! I hope to do this one again &
again in the future! Wherever it is playing... I will be at THOSE AUDITIONS!! Mark my WORDS!! -- By the
way... I was thrilled (and blessed) to be the only local performer in this show among others from "anotherCITY"
(teehee) who had done the show before... some of them had done SJC many times before! ;)
TITANIC: THE MUSICAL at FTC 2003
Charlotte Drake Cardoza (Shana Carr) -- Wearing a 30 lb. beaded dress used on Broadway!
*In Fall 2003 at FTC I was Charlotte
Drake Cardoza inTITANIC: The Musical! It was a great experience working with the Director, Jennifer Waldman,
who was in the BROADWAY Production and also on the BROADWAY TOUR of TITANIC!! ***Jen is now in the Broadway Cast of WICKED!! Cannot wait to see you, Jen! Break-a-Leg!!*** The story of TITANIC itself
and the way it was portrayed in our production under Jen's direction was amazing and extremely emotional. Just to even
imagine what it was really like for those thousands of people sent chills through my spine and it was all I could do
to not lose control of my emotions during every performance! Everyone in the cast felt this way at one point
or another... especially in the rehearsal process. Foothills Theatre Company rented the BROADWAY costumes for this production
and one of the Charlotte Drake Cardoza costumes had such a HUGE price tag $$$, that it had its OWN VAULT on BROADWAY!! I
was VERY careful with that Black beaded and sequined dress (the
one I wore in the Smoking Room Scene)!! If you ask any members of the crew or "Orchextra" (Ha!) and live
musicians on stage left... they might remember one particular show where I might have seemed to be more
like Pepe Le Pew in DRAG than the lovely character I was portraying!! Haha! It was yet again be
another exciting show to be in... this cast was FANTASTIC and excellent voices/actors, etc., all around!
*In the Spring of 2003 I was in New
Repertory Theatre's production of SWEENEY TODDin Newton Highlands, MA!! It was an excellent cast of musicians/actors, etc...
an amazing combination of people and a recipe for an incredible experience. We had RAVE REVIEWS, including Joyce Kulhawik's review saying "... easily one of the most exhilarating theatre experiences I have ever had!" -- WOW!!
-- ***It was during this production that I met Bob Zolli, his wife (Susan), his brother, Danny Zolli and their friend,
Chuck Wanger!! That is why I posted these pix of us at the Zolli's residence in Providence, RI!! I had a BALL
at their party... a very fun group of people! ;)
Sweeney Todd Cast Party at Bob Zolli's
Chuck, Me, Duncan Putney, Margot, Danny
*Right before SWEENEY
TODD, I played Electra
in GYPSY at Foothills Theatre Company in Worcester, MA... full
story is below! We had our Press Opening on Sunday, March 2nd, 2003 and we got a great review on Monday in
the Worcester T&G, by Paul Kolas. We had a GREAT RUN & it was such a fun show!!
*Well, to make a long story short... HA...
I auditioned for GYPSY on Monday, Jan. 20th at Foothills Theatre Company... I
sang YOU GOTTA HAVE A GIMMICK from the show for my audition... I decided to go all
out, so I rented a TRUMPET on the Wednesday before my audition and I taught myself the tune on the trumpet in
GIMMICK that Miss Mazeppa plays/sings!! TOO FUNNY! Check it
out... I made a recording with the music from the CD in the background just a half-hour after I got home from renting the
trumpet... click here:
Here is a recording I made on the evening of Jan. 17, 2003... just
two days after I rented the trumpet! I am excited that I was able to learn it in time to play it for my audition!
*I performed my first year/season in Jack Neary's
adaption of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Foothills Theatre Company in December 2002!! I was very thankful
to be working over the Holidays! In this play with music, I portrayed Dorothy
(Fred's wife-- Fred is Scrooge's Nephew), plus I was a Caroler and I originated a new character
(Fiddler) in this production!! It was a lot of work and as always at Foothills... it was very enjoyable
show, cast & crew!!
The Musical at Foothills Theatre Company in Worcester, MA (an hour West of
Boston) earlier in the Fall 2002 was an AWESOME production that I was proud to be a part of
and for those of you who missed it... SHAME on YOU!! Just kidding! ;)
***Here's yet ANOTHERFUN story if you
are so inclined to read on: In March of 2002, I had FABULOUS auditions in NYC
for the GREAT Martin Charnin (ANNIE & TWO BY TWO)!! Tom Bosley (an incredibly nice family friend of mine) introduced me to Mr. Charnin... and Martin was very nice to go out of his way inviting
me to audition for his projects, PLUS referring me for another audition the same
weekend of March 15-17th, 2002 (Luck O' the Irish--teehee!!) --
***What's even more interesting***
is that I found before the Holidays 2002/2003 from my friend, Patricia Carr-Bosley, that Tom Bosley was to portray Herr
Schultz in CABARET on Broadway (the
Roundabout Theatre Company Production) for a few months!! He debuted on December 13th, 2002 and he was be
Herr Schultz for several months!!
So, I had the thrilling experience of going to see Tom (who is the perfect Herr
Schultz!) in this production of CABARET when I was in NYC with my friend, Julie
Perkins!! We went to see CABARET on Jan. 26th, 2003 (Molly Ringwald's last
night as Sally Bowles-- she was WONDERFUL!! Poor girl had been sick all week, but she ROCKED!) and the whole show was
FABULOUS!! Tom arranged for us to have seats just a couple of rows of tables from the stage, Patti & Jason (my Nephew) were also there and my friends, Bob Dolan & Dawn Tucker (below), who also happened to be in town!! --
I was pulled up onto the stage to dance with Neil Patrick Harris in the second act (he is an EXCELLENT Emcee & has a NICE
VOICE, by the way!) -- What a thrill... I was very comfortable up there on that stage!
Then, after the show, Tom was very sweet to invite me and my friends backstage to meet
everyone and say HI! It was backstage where I talked to Neil Patrick Harris and I found out that he had NO IDEA
that I knew Tom & Patti Bosley! It was honestly by coincidence that NPH chose me to go onto that stage with him!
TOO FUNNY! He was actually supposed to grab Patti and pull her up there, but she was in the middle of
the audience and hard to get to... so, the Emcee chose ME in the "Orange/Red" chinese jacket! HA!
TOO EXCITING!! It was my very first time standing on a Broadway
Stage! ;) WOW!! :) -- Tom said to me backstage, "Well, Shana, we have finally shared the Broadway
Bob, Dawn, Neil Patrick Harris, Shana Backstage at CABARET, Jan. 26th, 2003
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is a publicity photo for RAGTIME: THE MUSICALat
Foothills Theatre Company: This is only a small part of the cast! :)
NEW ROCHELLE PEOPLE:
Shana Carr (Ensemble), Heather Hannon (Ensemble), Ryan
F. Curtis [Oct. 19, 1975-Feb. 7, 2005} (Ensemble), Matt Jones (Ensemble--kneeling),
Leigh Barrett (MOTHER), Wil Darcangelo (Mother's YOUNGER BROTHER), Dick Decareau (FATHER), Tyler Rand (LITTLE BOY), Chris
McNeany (Ensemble), Jack F. Agnew (GRANDFATHER, Ensemble), Kristen Palson (Ensemble).
Click on this pic below to get the Foothills Theatre
New Rochelle People of RAGTIME (FTC) Worcester, MA
Shown below: Shana as Lady Hertford and Polly Furth as Tom Canty in THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER at the Wheelock Family
Naaahhhh... I don't take after my Grandma Carr at all, do I? Teehee! ;)
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with PIX by me and Jeff...
We Will Miss You, Ryan Francis Curtis (October 19, 1975 - February 7, 2005)
Ryan F. Curtis & Shana Carr
Backstage: "Ragtime: The Musical" at Foothills Theatre Company, 2002
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