Saturday, August 20, 2016


Last Thursday, 18 ladies from the NEW JERSEY CAMEO CLUB gave a stellar show in Atlantic City, at Kennedy Plaza, an outdoor theater,  located on the boardwalk, opposite the legendary Boardwalk Hall, at 5:00 PM.   The show included a variety of performances from grand opera, to Broadway, country, dance and female impersonations.

Before the show is the all-important photo-op.  This year, this group portrait and several other photos which appear in this article, is compliments of photographer Lou Tate.

Johanne Santori/MSNJSA2006, Administrator/State Pageant Director, was Mistress of Ceremonies.  During the show, she spoke about the MS NEW JERSEY SENIOR AMERICA PAGEANT 2017, and the search for contestants, and encouraged ladies in the audience to come forward after the show to sign up.

As is the tradition, the reigning QUEEN always begins and ends NJCC Showcases.  Lovely Diane De Luca, MSNJSA2016, sang 2 familiar songs that the audience enjoyed.

Nancy Bassett, is new in the NJCC, and she is a member of the Class of 2016.  Nancy received a special award in the Talent Category.  When she sang the popular song, "Happy",  everyone joined in clapping. 

Another memorable moment was the performance by NJCC Vice President Terry Meade, who sang, Take Off Your Mink, from the Broadway show, "Guys & Dolls".  She is pictured here with her clothes on, but by the end of her song, several items did come off!  Sorry folks, but those pics are rated X, and this is a family friendly blog.  So, you'll just have to imagine the subsquent photos!

Becky Orsatti/MSNJSA2010, always an audience favorite, has a distinctive jazz style, that is always fresh and entertaining.  Her delicious alto voice and absolute delivery continue to impress all who hear her.
Female impersonator Marge Wanamaker of Manchester, portrayed country legend Dolly Parton, in a performance of the song, "Nine To Five". 
Another member from the Class of 2016, Millie Tate, gave a sassy rendition of the Nancy Sinatra hit song from the '60s "These Boots Are Made For Walking".

 These were but a few ladies highlighted above.  Kudos to the rest who gave equally fabulous and impressive performances.

Everyone was invited to Johanne and Adeo's home for an apres show party.  Thanks for such a lovely dinner, and for providing a friendly atmosphere to unwind.
It was not an all-female party.  The husbands and significant others have become the Club's beloved mascots, who provide physical help and emotional support to the ladies.  Thank you!

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