Legendary Broadway & TV star CAROLE DEMAS
with Ilene Kristen in “Still Standing”
with Award Winning music director IAN HERMAN
A Live Streamed and On Demand Event
FRIDAY JULY 9TH – 7:30 pm (live)
Live from Skylight Run presents Carole Demas with Broadway/TV star and dear friend, Ilene Kristan! They met in GREASE and have been friends ever since. Sharing a dressing room and creating (respectively) SANDY and PATTY, the bonds of working on an original Broadway show are strong, and together with the cast and creative team, created on of the most iconic shows in Broadway History. As friends, they have appeared together in numerous events for charity and in various venues in New York. They each have worked extensively on Television as well. Now they are bringing all this to the Live from Skylight run livestream series for what should be an unforgettable show.
CAROLE DEMAS starred in TV’s most successful regional children’s series, THE MAGIC GARDEN (for over 12 years) with her Co-Star, Paula Janis, leading to 3 albums (one Grammy Nominee), hundreds of live family concerts and recent viral posts on Facebook.
From its debut, The Magic Garden, which Demas filmed on her day off from Grease, was a hit. “Kids understood that we were really friends,” Janis said. “It wasn’t just some made-up show with two people who hardly knew each other.” In fact, the show only had a one-page script — the hosts’ banter was mostly spontaneous.
DEMAS, who created the role of Sandy, in the original Broadway Production of GREASE, as well as the Title Role in THE BAKER’S WIFE, and created leading roles in numerous other shows, various Soap Operas and primetime TV dramas. She continues (in NYC) to be an extraordinary singer, an engaging speaker with over 60 years in professional theatre. Carole’s wonderful versatility has been seen on camera in principal roles in over 200 commercials for television (everything from men’s cologne to peanut butter and often singing the jingles as well).
Carole played numerous guest star roles on classic prime time TV (including, KOJAK, MANNIX, ROUTE 66, BARNABY JONES, MAN FROM ATLANTIS, FANTASTIC JOURNEY (recently, BLUE BLOODS/CBS and ALLEGIANCE/NBC) and recurring roles on daytime dramas (EDGE OF NIGHT, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, AS THE WORLD TURNS). For the popular PBS Series GREAT PERFORMANCES, Carole joined other stars of the Great White Way for Lorimar’s SHOWSTOPPERS – THE BEST OF BROADWAY. On film, Carole starred in the 300 YEAR WEEKEND, with William Devane and THE SPACE WORKS for Trans-Lux Corp. Other films include appearances in: A LOVELY WAY TO DIE for Universal Films and the recently released THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM
Ian Herman: Music director, began his musical career studying classical piano. At the age of thirteen he was a guest soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. After attending Manhattan School of Music, Ian worked with singers including Jane Olivor, Donna McKechnie, Anita Morris, Judy Kaye, Tom Andersen, Karen Mason, Sharon McNight, Marilyn Sokol, Angela LaGreca, Carole Demas, and Joy Behar in nightclubs in New York and around the country. In 1999, he received the Backstage Bistro Award for Best Musical Director. Ian’s Broadway credits include: JELLY’S LAST JAM, THE WHO’S TOMMY, SONG AND DANCE, GREASE, LAUGHING ROOM ONLY with Jackie Mason and SWING for which he wrote vocal and dance arrangements. With guitarist Sean Harkness, he celebrated their new CD DUET, consisting of all original music.
For tickets: https://www.musae.me/skylightrun/experiences/1030/carole-demas
Tickets by phone: 917-740-9694