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Successful Cabaret Night Calls for Encore


By Louise Seeholzer


The Westlake-Westshore Arts Council and Clague Playhouse hit a grand slam homerun on March 3, 2012, without using a ball and bat. A Cabaret Night, the fundraising event co-sponsored by these groups, had the aura of success from beginning to end.


Over 200 guests gathered at Wagner’s County Inn generating a positive energy that continued to build during the evening filled with socialization, tempting auction items, good food and fine entertainment. The sellout crowd was welcomed by WWAC president Marge Widmar and Clague Playhouse president Lillian Boehmer, who expressed gratitude for the wonderful support for the arts that the overflow audience represented.


Master of Ceremonies Greg Violand and his wife Maryann Nagel co-produced the entertainment, which followed the dinner. Violand and Nagel began the show with a George Burns and Gracie Allen routine that had an audience of all ages laughing.


In addition to Violand and Nagel, gifted vocalists Tina D. Stump, Dyan Beder, Darryl Lewis and Paul Floriano performed well-chosen songs from a variety of musicals. They were accompanied by keyboardist Tom Bonezzi. The talented entertainers provided ample reason for applause, which the audience generously provided.


Audience and entertainers gave a warm welcome to TV personality, journalist and author Dick Feagler. He delighted all by reading his column describing a typical hot summer day when he was a boy, before air conditioning and plastic pools were common place. This wordsmith extraordinaire paints pictures with words and takes his listeners right into the scene.


The success of this initial collaboration between WWAC and Clague Playhouse was clearly heard from many voices remarking that the event should be repeated next year. A Cabaret Night may turn out to be a happy beginning.

Cabaret Night Review in Currents Magazine
Read the review of the W-WAC Cabaret Night and view Cabaret photos that were published in March 2012's Currents Magazine.
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    Westlake-Westshore Arts Council and Clague Playhouse, Inc.

would like to thank everyone for attending the Cabaret event and supporting two of Westlake’s 501(c)3 organizations.

We would also like to take this time to give a special thank you to the following for their time, talent, energy and support of this event.





Westlake-Westshore Arts Council     Clague Playhouse, Inc.

Marge Widmar, President                                  Lillian Boehmer, President *

Patt Long, 1st Vice Pres., Ways & Means *          Bernice Bolek, Vice President

Jane Mueller, 2nd Vice Pres., Programs/Events      Larry Tremaglio, Treasurer

Robert F. Scarr, Treasurer *                               Richie Lynch *

Carrie Beatty, Corresponding Secretary                Marie Smith *

Lollie Cooley                                                    Margy Haas

Betty Lou Curatolo                                            Russ Kilpatrick

Tony Granfors *                                                Sharon Dane    

Liz Hoffman *                                                   Katherine Harper

Sally Kennedy

Emily Mano, Editor, Art Scene



Keith Jenkins, Jenkins Funeral Home for donation of the tickets to the event

Pam Kilpatrick, Clague Playhouse Office Administrator

Georgene Granfors/Georgie Girl Entertainment, LLC, donation of audio equipment

Karen Biddulph, graphics for the postcards & posters

Dick Feagler, Friend of Clague Playhouse

Betsy Marshall, Cocktail Hour Keyboardist

Betty Lou Curatolo, West Shore Frames, procuring/collecting artwork, & framing service

Marge Widmar, procuring, collecting, organizing & labeling the artwork

Don & Liz Hoffman, Emily Mano, Janet Gordon, Patt Long, Richie Lynch, Tony Granfors, Bob Scarr, Marie Smith, Jane Mueller, Lillian Boehmer, Sharon Dane, & Bernice Bolek

All board members for obtaining the auction items & selling tickets


The Westlake-Westshore Arts Council is a nonprofit organization that has presented free cultural arts programming to our community since 1984. Our mission is to provide the Westlake and Westshore communities with an enhanced and broadened cultural life through the promotion, coordination and development of programs that will result in awareness, education and involvement in the arts.


Clague Playhouse, Inc. The mission of Clague Playhouse is to present quality entertainment, to provide an educational environment for all ages through the art of theater, and to serve community needs in providing cultural arts awareness. The 2012-2013 season will be Clague Playhouse’s 85th season!



We would like to thank all of the following generous donors for tonight’s Silent & Chinese Auction Items.  Please support these fine establishments & patrons.



Agnes Bacon (Oil)

Barbara Hall (watercolor)

Bernie D’Ettore (watercolor)

Betty Lou Curatolo (photography)

Bill Mannion (housetrait - commission)

Bob Moyer (watercolor)

Bob Parry (photography)

Candice Lipton, (photography)

Christine England (print)

Chuck Wimmer (print)

David Baldanza (oil on canvas)

Ed Beyer (pastel)

George Kocar (acrylic)

Glenn Petranek (photograph)

Gordon Moellman (giclee print)

Janine Jacobs-Bileski (watercolor)

John Rehner (photography)

Joyce Wolfe (watercolor)

Judi Krew (print)

Marge Gulley, (print)

Marge Widmar (photomontage)

Mary Ann Popovich (porcelain vessel)

Patt Long (watercolor)

Paul Skyes, Beck Center (photography)

Phyllis Fannin (silk screen print)

Polly Barrett (watercolor)



Arrabiatta’s Italian Restaurant, Bay Village

B. Rozakis, Westlake

Basista Furniture, Parma

Beck Center for the Arts, Lakewood

Bernice Bolek, Westlake

Big Boy Restaurant, Brookpark

Bob Scarr & Marge Widmar, Westlake

Body Waves Pilates, Westlake

Breadsmith of Lakewood

Bucca di Beppo Restaurant, Westlake

Champp’s Restaurant, Westlake

Clague Playhouse, Westlake

Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland

Cleveland Indians Organization

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland

Cosmic Collectibles, Lakewood

De Ja Vue Antiques, Lakewood

David & Carola Bamberger, Cleveland

Dodd Camera, Westlake

Don & Liz Hoffman, Westlake

Drew Hocevar Glass, Westlake

Elements Salon, Avon Lake

Five Seasons Family Sports Club, Westlake

Friends & Family-Caring & Sharing, Westlake

Funny Times Newspaper, Cleveland Heights

Fusions Spa, Inc., Fairview Park

Gray House Pies, Westlake

Heart Fit Yoga, Fairview Park

Heinen’s Grocery Store, Bay Village

James Hirschauer & Co. LPA, Rocky River

Jeff & Lynn Blakemore, Belle Mead, New Jersey

Jenkins Funeral Home, Westlake

Joanne Solecki, Westlake

John & Mary Griffiths, Rocky River

Joseph & Sandra Curatolo, Westlake

Kathy Wilhelmy Florist, N. Olmsted

Kids Cuts, Rocky River

La Campagna Restaurant, Westlake

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, Bay Village

Laurice Skin Care & Spa, Pepper Pike

Lessons with Julie, Dance Studio, Rocky River

Lillian Boehmer, Westlake

Mahle’s Restaurant, Westlake

Malley’s Chocolates, Cleveland

Marie Smith/John Hancock Financial Network

Marge Gulley, Bay Village

Marlen Jewelers, Rocky River

Mary Jane Curatolo, Westlake

Minotti’s Wine & Liquor Store, Westlake

Mitchell’s Ice Cream, Westlake

O’Malley Rockcliff Restaurant, Rocky River 

PS Copy, Westlake

Patt Long, Westlake

Plant Crafters, Westlake

Players on Madison Restaurant, Lakewood

Quadax Inc., Middleburg Hts.

R. Kurt Field, Handyman, Westlake

Rae Ann Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers, Westlake

Ralph & Barbara Daugstrup, Rocky River

Richie Lynch, Cleveland

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland

Sally’s Dance Studio, Rocky River

Salvatore Sidoti, Esq., Avon


Sharon Daugstrup-Dane & Sidney Solomon, Rocky River

Stylist Plus Salon, North Olmsted

Sweet Designs Chocolatier, Lakewood

Tony & Georgene Granfors

Waterbury Coach House Restaurant, Lakewood

West Shore Frames, Westlake

Westlake Animal Hospital, Dr. Love DVM, Westlake

Westlake-Westshore Arts Council

Westshore YMCA, Westlake

Westside Massage Clinic, North Olmsted

xR Your Natural Prescription, George Rozakis MD, Westlake





GREG VIOLAND – Tonight’s Master of Ceremonies, Producer, & Entertainer - Greg is very happy to be a part of this fun and worthy project. Greg has been a professional actor for 30 years most of those here in Northeast Ohio and makes his living on stage as well as radio and television commercials, industrial films and the occasional movie.


MARYANN NAGEL – Tonight’s Co-Producer - Works in film, TV, radio and stage.  Currently seen in the film TAKE SHELTER, coming up in a supporting role in the film OLD FASHIONED. Maryann continues to act, coach, direct, narrate and produce events.  She was a summer theatre student & appeared on stage at Clague Playhouse as a youngster.


Dick Feagler – TV Personality, Journalist, Author - Graduated from John Adams and Ohio University, then served three years in the Army. He earned the Peabody, the Columbia Dupont, and 23 local Emmys for his 38 years of columns and commentaries in The Cleveland Press, The Akron Beacon Journal, The Plain Dealer and TV channels 3 and 5. In his retirement, he hosts Feagler & Friends on WVIZ.


BETSY MARSHALL – Has been a player on the Cleveland music scene most of her life. She has played in every venue, from blues bands and rock bands, plus 12 years at the Ritz Carlton.


TINA D. STUMP - Most recently, Tina performed as a soloist with the Akron Symphony and Cleveland Pops Orchestra under the direction of Carl Topilow. She is musical theatre veteran of over 30 years.


DYAN BEDER - Dyan has performed throughout the Northeastern Ohio area in many venues. She is excited to be part of the entertainment tonight for such a good cause.


Paul Floriano - Paul was cast in the major motion picture, Kevin Smith’s “Zach and Miri Make A Porno” with Seth Rogan & various episodes of “America’s Most Wanted”. In New York, he appeared at Lincoln Center & the National Tour of Tomfoolery. Check out for DJ services or any type of corporate entertainment.


TOM BONEZZI – Tom is a senior at Baldwin-Wallace College majoring in music education. he has played for workshops, auditions, shows & recitals throughout Northeastern Ohio. He serves as Music Director for St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Brunswick, OH and has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, Baldwin-Wallace Men’s Chorus & Blossom Festival Orchestra.


DARRYL LEWIS – Also performing tonight.


MAGIC MIKE -Magician, Illusionist, Hypnotist, Balloon Artist – At the age of twelve, began his professional career as a magician and highly skilled illusionist. His illusions range from the smallest sleight of hand coin tricks to a death defying water escape.  Mike’s illusions are nothing short of mind-boggling!








March 3, 2012




6:00 - 7:00 Cocktail Hour



Betsy Marshall, Keyboardist








7:00 - 8:00 Dinner



Chicken Marsala, Red Skin Potatoes, California Mixed Vegetables,


Garden Salad, Rolls & Butter, Dessert




Roving Magician during Dinner Hour


“Magic Mike”




8:00 - 9:30 Entertainment



Greg Violand, “Master of Ceremonies” & Entertainer *


Maryann Nagel, Co-Producer - Vocalist*


Dick Feagler, TV Personality/Journalist/Author


Tina D. Stump, Vocalist*


Dyan Beder, Vocalist*


Darryl Lewis, Vocalist*


Paul Floriano, Vocalist*


Tom Bonezzi, Keyboardist/Accompanist*




9:30 - 10:00 Auction Results



10:00 - 11:00 Check Out & Pay for Auction Items



11:00 Evening’s End




*These performers courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association