On Fridays, tango lessons are offered starting at 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays throughout the summer are booked with bands to boogie to, beginning at 8 p.m. and lasting into the night.
“We want people to come and play,” said Shannon McCarthy-Maros, who owns the Sherbino with her husband Andras Maros. “It will be a center for the community to gather, hang out and have fun.”
Anyone is welcome to take the stage. “People can bring instruments to play, and we welcome singers, poets, actors, comedians, and anyone else who wants to perform,” Maros continued.
McCarthy-Maros, a long time teacher of the performing arts, currently uses the stage for her Circle of Joy kids’ camp, where she works with 4- to 6-year-olds Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., teaching theater and creating performances. In July and August she will begin the production of a musical performance of Peter Pan, featuring youth of all ages, which will debut in September.
“The kids are involved in all areas of the musical’s production: learning set design, costume making, writing, sound, acting, and more,” McCarthy-Maros explained.
When the Sherbino begins its new hours in July, Maros, who worked in theater in New York and then went into the Hollywood film business, will begin looking for local talent for a variety show he plans to start at the theater in the fall.
“It may be something along the lines of Laugh In, where groups or individuals put together skits to perform,” he said. Maros hopes to have the variety show organized by September.
People who are interested can come in this summer to practice or audition. “With our background in theater and teaching, it is a good opportunity to realize your dreams of performing,” Maros said. “It’s about becoming who you really are."