By Craig Thornton

Watertown Musicales Presents

 The Dyke Family Concert

Are you moody on a Monday?  Do have the post weekend blues?  Here is SOMETHING to do on a Monday night.  Go to a concert! At the First Presbyterian Church of Watertown, 403 Waverly Street. 

 7:30 pm Monday, April 9th.


A variety of show tunes with spirituals sprinkled in, performed by the very talented Dyke family.

In sea of wannabees the Dyke Family, headed by the magnificent vocals of Rebbeca Dyke is one of the most underrated talents in Watertown.  While other acts draw attention to themselves with hype and flash, they wow without fanfare, they simply open their mouths and sing.


Selections from Man of La Mancha, Sweeney Todd and The Sound of Music, among other notable Broadway shows will be featured.

 Philip and Rebecca Dyke will be joined by their two sons, Alexander and Gabriel and accompanied by the talented Nancy Boynton.

  The concert is performed by Watertown Musicales:

Watertown Musicales, Inc., organized in 1907, is the oldest, continuously active music club in New York State. The club’s objective is to develop the musical talent of it’s members, both youth and adults, and to stimulate musical interest in the people of the City of Watertown and its vicinity. Musicales offers five concerts a year to give our local musicians an opportunity to showcase their talents. Another aspect of the club’s objective is to provide scholarship assistance to individuals seeking to further their musical studies at the college or university level. Our scholarship program is funded with membership dues, special concerts, and the generous contributions of our members and our community. If you are not currently a member, please consider joining at the “Andante” ($10.00), “Allegro” ($15.00), “Crescendo” ($25.00), or “Vivace” ($50.00) levels.

 Talent bios:

 Baritone Phillip Dyke holds a BA in theatre from Eastern Nazarene College. Professionally, Phillip is the Theatre Technical Director of the Indian River Theatre of the Performing Arts. In 2007, Phillip’s work was recognized by the Educational Theatre Association with its prestigious National Outstanding School Award. Phillip has received awards in acting, directing, scenic design, costume design and lighting design from the Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS). Students mentored by Phillip have won performance or technical scholarships and/or awards from TANYS, the Michael J. Harms Theatre Festival, the New York State Theatre Education Association (NYSTEA) and various colleges and universities.

Phillip made his acting debut at four months old playing Jesus in an annual Christmas pageant. He has not stopped since. Some highlights from Phillip’s acting résumé include performances as Tartuffe in Tartuffe, Percy Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Don Quixote in Man of LaMancha, Rev. Parris in The Crucible, Theseus in A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Wolf in Into the Woods, and Rulon Stacey, Dennis Shepard and Others in The Laramie Project. Some of Phillip’s favorite set and costume designs include Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, Man of LaMancha, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pride and Prejudice, Steel Magnolias and You Can’t Take It With You.
Mezzo-Soprano Rebecca Dyke holds a BA in Voice Performance from Eastern Nazarene College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been a soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Rossini’s Messe Solenelle and Schubert’s Mass in G, as well as performances as soloist at Jordan Hall accompanied by the New England Conservatory of Music Chamber Orchestra. She also performed, recorded, and toured internationally with the Eastern Nazarene College A Cappella Choir and Madrigal Singers. She teaches voice lessons in her home and is a Nazarene Pastor working towards ordination. (Nearly there!) She lives in Watertown with her husband, Phillip and their sons, Alexander (11) and Gabriel (10). She’s been seen most recently as Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Handler in Talking With, The Witch in Into the Woods and directed Man of LaMancha with Lyric Theatre.

Becca is no stranger to the stage, her passion for theatre started in 3rd grade where she starred as Buttercup in HMS Pinafore. Since then, she has had the opportunity to play quite the variety of roles including Sancho Panza in Man of LaMancha, Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods, Miss Havasham in Great Expectations, Rifka in Fiddler on the Roof, Widow Corney in Oliver, Jan in Grease, and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Becca also received the Best Character Actress Award from West Chester and Barley Sheaf Players for her role as Mattie in Stage Door. She has written original scripts for Renaissance Madrigal Feasts for 18 years and worked as a Black Friar actor at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. She has been involved with the Mozart Opera Workshops, Watertown Musica Viva, Shakespeare Festival, and Unsung Broadway.

Alexander Dyke is 11 years old and attends Wiley Intermediate School in Watertown. He enjoys reading, acting, singing, and playing his French Horn. His theatre credits include Little Shop of Horrors, Meet Me in Saint Louis, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Fiorello, and Beauty and the Beast.

Gabriel Dyke is 10 years old and attends Knickerbocker Elementary School. He enjoys fencing, pirates, and any kind of creepy-crawly and considers himself an authority on all things dinosaur. He has been in Little Shop of Horrors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Fiorello, and Beauty and the Beast.

Nancy Boynton is a noted performer in the Thousand Islands Region. She has appeared in The Slick of ’76, as La Principessa in Suor Angelica, Peter Pan in Peter Pan, Carlotta in Phantom, Emma Goldman in Tintypes and Marcy Park in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She has appeared with Music Theatre North and choreographed for the College Light Opera Company. Nancy is also a soloist at the First Presbyterian Church in Watertown, a member of Watertown Musica Viva and has given solo vocal recitals in Schenectady. She is also the handbell director at Stone Presbyterian Church in Watertown. Currently, she is the musical director and pianist for Watertown Lyric Theater’s upcoming production of Beauty and the Beast. She holds a BFA in music/drama with a major in piano from Ithaca College and an MFA in theater/performance from Western Illinois University.

Friday, December 9, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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