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  • Maestro Vincent La Selva Tribute Concert

    Chatam Opera and New York Grand Opera present

    A Concert in Tribute to Maestro Vincent La Selva

    Featuring guest artists accompanied by full orchestra conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos.

    November 21 at 7:30PM

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  • Percussion Around the World

    Farmstead Arts is proud to present the multi-faceted percussionist James Musto, whose career spans musical theater to the NY Philharmonic. Together with his wife Joy Hermalyn, an accomplished Broadway singer, and their daughter Maxine, a gifted violinist, he will perform musical selections incorporating instruments from around the world.

    November 20 at 2:00PM

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  • War Paint at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago

    War PaintJoy is excited to be understudying two-time Tony award winner Patti LuPone in War Paint at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Also starring two-time Tony award winner Christine Ebersole, the world premiere musical portrays business titans and legendary rivals Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden.

    June 28 - August 14

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About Joy

Joy has been singing, acting and attempting to dance for an extremely long time. Beginning at age 8 in her first role as the title character in Oliver! (apparently there were no actual boys in Teaneck, New Jersey), Joy has been trying to stay in show business ever since. She transitioned from child actor, to regular kid, to actor with a child thanks to her very supportive family. Joy loves musical theatre, opera, symphonic music, movies and a good rock concert equally. With credits ranging from Romper Room to Serpico to Fiddler on the Roof to The Crucible, Joy loves the life that chose her, though sometimes yearns for the stability her civilian friends enjoy. Well, only sometimes.

Career Highlights

THE VISIT  Mrs. Hanke, Ambassador Theatre
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF  Fruma Sarah/Rivka/Yente, Minskoff Theatre
LA BOHEME ON BROADWAY  Joe Jonas's Mother, Broadway Theatre
CANDIDE  Old Lady/Baroness, Gershwin Theatre
A CHRISTMAS CAROL  Mrs Cratchit/Mrs Fezziwig, Madison Square Garden
CYRANO - THE MUSICAL  Chaperone, Neil Simon Theatre
7 DEADLY SINS  Patti LuPone standby, Lincoln Center
DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY  Cora, Roundabout Theatre

MUSIC IN THE AIR  Anna, ENCORES! City Center
SWEENEY TODD  Mrs Lovett, Casa Manana
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN  Annie Oakley, Utah Festival Opera Co
BRIGADOON  Meg Brockie, Paper Mill Playhouse
INTO THE WOODS  Witch, Utah Festival Opera Co
LEONCAVALLO'S LA BOHEME  Musetta, New York Grand Opera
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA  Lola, Tulsa Opera
LE COMTE ORY  Ragonde, L'Opera Francais
FAUST  Marthe, Lyric Opera of Kansas City
RIGOLETTO  Countess/Page, Spoleto Italy
HMS PINAFORE  Buttercup, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
THE MIKADO  Katisha, Dayton Opera
PIRATES OF PENZANCE  Ruth, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
THE SOUND OF MUSIC  Sister Berthe, Carnegie Hall