EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN OVER 40 COMPETE IN 7th ANNUAL “TOMATOES GOT TALENT”
CONTEST AT THE TRIAD ON OCTOBER 4
RANDIE LEVINE-MILLER HOSTS AND PERFORMS.
JUDGES ARE LEE ROY REAMS, MARGOT ASTRACHAN AND KEN WAISSMAN.
CORINNA SOWERS ADLER GUEST STARS
11 FINALISTS, ONLY ONE TOP TOMATO
11 extraordinary women over 40 have been hand-picked to appear in the finals of the 7th annual “Tomatoes Got Talent” contest at The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street, on Monday October 4 at 7pm. Co-produced and hosted by Randie Levine-Miller (who also performs), the finals are always full of surprises, laughs, affirmation and the occasional show-stopping triumph.
Sponsored by the women’s lifestyle media company Thethreetomatoes.com, “Tomatoes Got Talent” and co-produced by its publisher Cheryl Benton, “Tomatoes Got Talent” is a showcase for women who have made their marks and their livings outside of the entertainment world, but who consider the craft of singing and performing to be integral to their lives.
This year’s blue-ribbon jury consists of Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams, and the Tony Award-winning Broadway producers Margot Astrachan and Ken Waissman. The show’s music director is Paul Chamlin.
Members of the press are invited to attend with a guest by RSVPing here. (Proof of vaccination is mandatory to attend in person.)
Making a special guest appearance is the acclaimed singer and Tony-nominated educator Corinna Sowers Adler. Also performing as a guest will be therapist and gerontologist Merrill Stone, who was a runner up in the first “Tomatoes Got Talent” in 2014. Last year’s Tomatoes contest was uprooted in April 2020. For tickets and information visit www.thethreetomatoes.com
Here they are, the finalists:
A Senior Ms. America NY runner up, Carol Barnett recently retired after 45 years as a chef.
Businesswoman and mom Susie Clausen decided to pick up the saxophone and singing lessons under five years ago.
Judith George owns her own video production company and is a stand-up.
Reared in the South, Jo Jones is an accomplished acrobatic baton twirler and former pre-school teacher.
Shana Kahn is a fashion executive for Ralph Lauren.
A student of the piano and ukulele, Lisa Kerr is a risk manager with a major corporation.
Robin Lyon-Gardiner is a full-time real estate broker.
Jean Marcley is a blind stand-up and self-worth coach.
Kara Masciangelo has worked for many years at the Federal Reserve Bank.
Deana Monaco is a legal assistant at Morgan Stanley.
Leyla Zaloutskaya is a global IT trainer for the United Nations.
The reigning champion is 2019 winner Christina Connors. The 2018 winner was Sheree Sano.
The Jurors: The beloved Broadway song and dance man Lee Roy Reams counts “42nd Street” (Tony nomination); “The Producers;” and “Hello Dolly!” among his voluminous credits; Margot Astrachan won a Tony as a producer of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” and counts “The Prom,” “The Realistic Joneses, and “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” among her Broadway credits, Ken Waissman
is the Tony Award-winning producer of “Grease,” “Agnes of God,” “Torch Song Trilogy,” and “Over Here.”
Super hostess Randie Levine-Miller has produced, hosted and entertained at countless star-studded musical entertainment events. Her regular “Randie’s Roundtables” at Sardi’s, The Palm, and now on-line as well, bring together theater insiders and major stars, for story-filled off-the-record lunches. (These are by invitation only.) Her theater column, “Broadway Babe,” distributed by thethreetomatoes.com, consistently uncovers amazing clips, secrets, and insights about major stars past and present, to which she adds her own often hilarious anecdotes.
Contest co-creator Cheryl Benton is growing the Thethreetomatoes franchise to include book publishing and special events. Through the popular online newsletter on Thethreetomatoes.com (“The Insider’s Website for Women Who Aren’t Kids)” she cheers women of all walks and ages to reach for new heights and experience new possibilities and adventures.
For tickets to experience this year’s bumper crop of talent at the 7th annual “Tomatoes Got Talent” contest at The Triad Theatre, on Monday October 4 at 7pm, visit www.thethreetomatoes.com. Tickets are $35 with a two-drink minimum.