TRI-STATE ACTORS GOES “ON THE TOWN” TO PICATINNY ARSENAL FOR A FUN NIGHT OF “COMEDY AND A MEAL

Picattiny Arsenal…Tri-State Actors Theater in partnership with Cannon Gate Catering & Entertainment is going “On the Town” to Picatinny Arsenal on Friday, May 13, to present a special evening of “COMEDY & A MEAL” with the Masters of Comedy Improv, Scotty Watson and Billy Edwards. Delicious food and beverages and three hours of great comedy and entertainment top the menu. The evening begins at 6:00 pm and advance reservations are a must, you can’t get through the gate without one.

Since leaving the Crescent Theater in Sussex, NJ, Tri-State Actors Theater has presented play readings, children’s theater, and comedy improv classes in different venues throughout Sussex County.  These events would not have been possible without partnerships with businesses, schools, and colleges to obtain venues for these performances.  Perhaps one of the most interesting partnerships Tri-State has formed is with the catering and entertainment facility at Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, one of New Jersey’s major military bases. “Comedy & A Meal” is a fundraising event for Tri-State, a non-profit organization.

Picatinny’s Cannon Gate Entertainment Center at Picattiny Arsenal was built in 1936 as strictly an “Officers Club” reserved only for active duty military officers and was operated by active duty personnel. It was opened to the public in the late nineties, catering to private parties, wedding receptions and business conferences. In 2007 the Center underwent major renovations and remodeling and reopened in February 2009 in its 21st century glory. Cannon Gate Catering, managed by Jeffrey DiPietro, overlooks a beautiful 18-hole golf course and offers banquet rooms with a variety of amenities—views, fireplace, delightful ambience and intimacy.

The evening reunites two of the funniest men that have ever crossed the stage at Tri-State – Billy Edwards and Scotty Watson. Together they have appeared at Tri-State in GREATER TUNA and THE BIG BANG. Billy has performed throughout the Northeast as an actor, comedian, and vaudevillian with various improvisational comedy & interactive groups as well as performing in the theme park realm at both Busch Gardens & Universal Studios and most recently, as the Easter Bunny.  Scotty made his Off-Broadway debut as the disembodied head ofSam Walton in WALMARTOPIA. He has written and performed for THE SECOND CITY, freelances as a joke writer for television and radio and served as a clown in Cirque du Soleil’s - MYSTERE in Las Vegas.   With many television and film credits to his name, Scotty is best recognized for his TV commercials. He has dressed as Carmen Miranda, made up as David Crosby, donned red tights, and even claimed to be the first man to put his fries in the lid of a, “certain,” hamburger box. Scotty was a jovial MC for Tri-State’s 2009 Gala, and was half of the comedy team—Billy was the other half–for a NIGHT OF 1000 LAUGHS and other great evenings of comedy at Tri-State Actors Theater.

Tickets for COMEDY & a MEAL are $45 per person, which includes show admission and dinner� service from the bar is separate. Show admission only tickets are $35 per person. Ticket buyers for this fantastic dinner theatre event can pay by phone with MasterCard or Visa or at the door, BUT must be pre-registered for gate access. The facility is wheel chair accessible. To arrange for your tickets, call Cannon Gate Catering at 973-724-2582. Seating requests may be made when making reservations. For more information call Tri-State Actors Theater at973-875-2950 or go on the web to www.tristateactorstheater.org.