The ninth annual Tomatoes Got Talent contest, celebrating the talents of women over 40 who are not working professionals in the entertainment industry, will take place October 11 at 7 PM at The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street.
This year's contestants include 12 finalists from the previous eight years of shows, and the evening will feature guest performers Edna Kaufmann, a 2014 runner-up who continues to produce and perform at 90; two-time MAC nominee Susan Mack; and Levine-Miller. Paul Chamlin is the music director.
Four of the contestants will be selected to perform in the 10th anniversary show in 2024, along with the eight past winners, to crown the Tomatoes Got Talent Superstar.
This year's contestants include Lee Ann Brill, assistant director of purchasing for Stony Brook Dental School; psychotherapist Mary Calamia; Maggie Determann, membership director for a non-profit; Camille Diamond, a community center director that serves children and families; 86-year-old blues singer Evangeline Johns, who was a market researcher for CBS; Dr. Alice Levine, endocrinologist and researcher at Mount Sinai; Kelli Maguire, who works at a Manhattan youth center; Alicia Moss, former dog daycare owner and jewelry designer; psychotherapist Roe Piccoli; legal secretary Mary Roesler; gerontologist and grief counselor Merrill Stone; and caterer Cathy Szabo.