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Country Cabaret to Debut at the CNY Community Arts Center (CNYCAC)

the CNY Community Arts Center (CNYCAC)The arts are alive once more in Central New York as the CNY Community Arts Center (CNYCAC) is just weeks away from debuting their latest instant classic to add to an already diverse library of high-quality performances.

Opening virtually Friday April 30th, the CNYCAC will be presenting their Country Cabaret featuring musical performances from some of the top names, and voices, throughout our area.

Heading these electric performances is a co-directorial team of stage veterans in Gina Wentworth and Jessie Dobrzynski. The inspiration for the Country Cabaret was brought to life through the vision of the directors own “roots” in order to integrate and evoke memories of their childhood, family, love, and loss while also paying tribute to the artists that made these songs famous.

While helping keep her community and cast safe as a local nurse, Gina has a BFA from SUNY Oswego majoring in vocal performance and theatre in addition to formerly being a private vocal coach and music director from the First United Church. Most notably, she is known for her performances at the Sterling Renaissance Festival and Dickens’s Christmas Festival. Gina is proud and excited to lend her vocal coaching skills to performers at every level in order to help the CNY music scene flourish.

Providing the other half of this creatively insightful team is well known choreographer and dancer, and a cornerstone of the CNYCAC family, Jessie Dobrzynski. Jessie herself has performed, directed, and had a hand in helping with shows at the CNYCAC for many wonderful years. Regulars of the Arts Center will recognize Jessie from her impeccable choreography work with CNYCAC’s Jr. Productions in addition to directing the SALT nominated, and award winning, “12 Angry Men”.

The skilled cast and crew that make up the Country Cabaret are melodically led by their talented music director Dan Williams. In addition to serenading patrons virtually with country classics like “Daddy Sang Bass”, “Thunder Rolls”,” Seven Bridges Road”, and “Islands in the Stream”, many of the multi-talented Country Cabaret performers will be playing and singing throughout the performance.

Performances will be streaming Friday April 30th and Saturday May 1st at 8:00 PM as well as Sunday May 2nd at 3:00 PM.

Tickets are available through CNYCAC.BOOKTIX.COM.

For more information on the show visit or

call 315-598-ARTS (2787).