Margo Seibert, a 2002 graduate of Glenelg High School, will make her Broadway debut as Adrian, the girlfriend of struggling boxer Rocky Balboa, in the new musical production "Rocky."
The musical, which opens at the historic Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway on March 13, will be produced by Sylvester Stallone. Stallone, who chose Seibert for the part of Adrian, starred as Rocky Balboa in the "Rocky" movies.
Seibert has performed on many different stages in countless productions since her days at Glenelg. Olney Theatre, Toby's Dinner Theatre, Ford's Theatre in Washington, Weston Playhouse in Vermont and Two River Theatre Company in New Jersey are just a few of the stages that she has graced. She is currently starring in "Tamar of the River" at the Prospect Theatre Company in New York.
Seibert's family is excited and happy about her Broadway debut. Betsy Ford, Seibert's aunt, is already working to arrange bus trips to New York City for the many family members and friends who will want to experience the show. Congratulations, Margo.
Beth Goodwin of Glenelg has been volunteering with the Howard County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness for the past three years. NAMI provides education, support groups and advocacy at the national and local level for individuals and their families who deal with mental illness on a daily basis. The organization helps by providing information and connection with others who are living with mental illness, or caring for a family member with mental illness.
The Howard County chapter of NAMI will present the Fabulous Hubcaps in a benefit concert on Friday, Oct. 4, at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville. This exciting evening of music and dancing will begin at 7 p.m. A cash bar will be available. Advance tickets may be purchased for $30 for an individual, $55 for a couple or $250 for a table of ten at http://www.nami.org/sites/namihowardcounty or by calling 410-772-9300.
Enjoy a fun evening while you are helping the National Alliance on Mental Illness. As Goodwin says, "While the rest of the world doesn't understand, NAMI helps the mentally ill find help. It's sad. Mental illness is a disease like other diseases but there are no casseroles or sympathy for the dreaded diagnosis of mental illness."
Colleen Konstanzer wants everyone to know that Neighbor Ride has been selected as the only Maryland finalist in Tom's of Maine "50 States for Good" community giving program. The program "seeks to uncover local nonprofit groups that address community needs and engage volunteers to get the work done." Neighbor Ride is a volunteer-based transportation program serving local seniors, age 60 and over.
From now until Oct. 15 you can help Neighbor Ride win $10,000 from Tom's of Maine by going to the website 50StatesforGood.com, and voting for Neighbor Ride. You can vote repeatedly. Konstanzer hopes that, "getting out the vote for Neighbor Ride will help raise awareness about the need for transportation options for the country's aging population, and inspire communities across the U.S. to develop their own resources to help seniors continue to enjoy active and independent lives."
If you like to laugh, you won't want to miss the eighth annual James Munsey Comedy Hypnosis Show at Glenelg High School on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. This is a fun and interactive experience for students and families. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the front office of the school or online at http://www.glenelgptsa.org.