April 2012, Vol 97, No. 3
Betty Galvano reports that the RC is "very popular" all over Florida after the article featuring her early New York career and the Rehearsal Club was picked up by the media from Miami to Orlando.
Excerpt from article by Lindsay Downey:
Denise Pence, National Vice Chair, flew to Los Angeles in May for a gathering of West Coast Rehearsal Club women. Hosted by Marsha Kramer, they met for the election of local officers, to plan local events and to discuss their participation in the Rehearsal Club Centennial in New York. The newly elected officers are DeBorah Sharpe-Taylor, Chair; Patricia Hill, Vice Chair; and Kathie Kellogg, Secretary.
RC Receives Equity Grant
In 2011, Equity's Eastern Region Equal Employment Opportunities Committee granted Denise Pence's proposal on behalf of The Rehearsal Club to celebrate the women of 1913 for Women's History Month, 2012.
With the creative aid of Kathy Conry, Honorary Vice Chair, Denise produced "Union Women @ Work: Inspiration in Motion which played on March 5, 2012 to a packed house at the York Theatre.
The show was built around celebrating the women of 1913 -- the year Equity and the Rehearsal Club were formed; the year Shaw wrote Pygmalion and the year the Ziegfeld Follies opened at The New Amsterdam on Broadway.
(l to rt) Patricia Hill-Meyer, Barbara Brighton, Kathie Kellogg, Debora Sharpe-Taylor, Annie O'Donnell, Marsha Kramer, (kneeling) Donna Inglima & Denise Pence (visiting from NY)
W@W featured 3 original songs, "Good Girls Only," "One Dress," and "Jimmy," written for The Rehearsal Club by Charles Leipart, music by John Kroner. A full musical is currently under development.
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Published on Reminisce.com
"Aspiring actresses found comfort and camaraderie in the big city -- and a little help from Carol Burnett."
by Johanna Kelly
2011 - Johanna Brewer was also interviewed by the Star Democrat regarding the history of The Rehearsal Club, the search for our "Lost Sisters" and her career.
Wendy Hellyer is founder of the non-profit, professional voice, music and dramatic training Hellyer Performing Arts Center in Bucks county, PA. She invites those Rehearsal Club women living in the Mid-Atlantic region, including PA, NJ, DEL, MD and DC, who wish to re-connect with Club friends, attend a gathering at her center and/or possible fund-raiser for the R.C. Documentary to contact her.
.. . Galvano, a grandmother of eight, says none of it -- the accidental modeling career, the acting and commercial gigsand her marriage to the late pro golfer and TV host Phil Galvano -- would have been possible if it hadn't been for a four-floor brownstone on West 53rd Street in New York City.
The Rehearsal Club was a home for models, singers and aspiring actresses (including Carol Burnett and Blythe Danner) started by leaders of the Episcopal Church in 1913.
Off Air for Decades, Canteen Girl Resurfaces
by Corey Kilgannon, NY Times April 7, 2013
Playbill.com, April, 2013:
Canteen girl PhyllisCreore Turns 100!!!!
See article and video in below link: