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Carole is joined by her MAGIC GARDEN Co-Star - Paula Janis for fun filled concert. Songs, stories, solos and duets throughout the concert, sure to please all fans new and old alike.
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CAROLE starred in TV’s most successful regional children’s series,
THE MAGIC GARDEN (for over 12 years) with her Co-Star, Paula Janis, leading to hundreds of live family concerts and recent viral posts on Facebook.

From its debut,
The Magic Garden, which Demas filmed on her day off from “Grease,” was a hit. “Kids understood that we were really friends,” Janis said. “It wasn’t just some made-up show with two people who hardly knew each other.” In fact, the show only had a one-page script — the hosts’ banter was mostly spontaneous.

CAROLE DEMAS, who created the role of Sandy, in the original Broadway Production of
GREASE, as well as the Title Role in THE BAKER'S WIFE, and created leading roles in numerous other shows, various Soap Operas and primetime TV dramas. She continues (in NYC) to be an extraordinary singer, an engaging speaker with over 60 years in professional theatre.

Carole played numerous guest star roles on classic prime time TV (including,
KOJAK, MANNIX, ROUTE 66, BARNABY JONES, MAN FROM ATLANTIS, FANTASTIC JOURNEY (recently, BLUE BLOODS/CBS and ALLEGIANCE/NBC) and recurring roles on daytime dramas (EDGE OF NIGHT, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, AS THE WORLD TURNS). For the popular PBS Series GREAT PERFORMANCES, Carole joined other stars of the Great White Way for Lorimar’s SHOWSTOPPERS - THE BEST OF BROADWAY. On film, Carole starred in the 300 YEAR WEEKEND, with William Devane and THE SPACE WORKS for Trans-Lux Corp. Other films include appearances in: A LOVELY WAY TO DIE for Universal Films and the recently released THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM.

PAULA JANIS traveled widely as a solo musician and folk singer, performing everywhere from Greenwich Village’s Café Wha? to political campaign events at Madison Square Garden. Joining the folk trio, The Wee’Uns, as lead vocalist and musician, she enjoyed appearing on television, at university concerts including Princeton and NYU, and at such famous venues as The Manhattan Center and Carnegie Hall.

As Co-Star of The Magic Garden, the charming children’s show produced by WPIX-TV, New York, Paula combined her two loves, music and education, into an award-winning series which continues to delight both young and old to this day.

Tickets range from 5.00 to 100.00,
essentially whatever you can afford is appreciated.
We will have very high quality sound and lights,
It will be thoroughly enjoyable for all.

Paula joins Carole for New Intimate House Concerts
With Meet and Greet time

CAROLE DEMAS and PAULA JANIS, the stars of The Magic Garden, a highly acclaimed and popular TV show which enjoyed a 12 year run on WPIX-TV, New York, are loved and remembered by a generation of children and their families. Friends since their student days in the Mixed Chorus at Midwood High School in Brooklyn, they have an impressive list of credentials, both as educators and entertainers.  During their years as teachers in the New York City School System, Carole and Paula combined their teaching and performing talents.  They formed a quartet “The Festival Line Singers,” with their brothers, and sang nightly concerts as part of the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park for several seasons.
CAROLE, Broadway and TV legend, continues her distinguished career as an actress and singer in theatre, television and film. is best known for her critically acclaimed creation of the female lead, “Sandy”, in the original Broadway blockbuster, Grease. She originated the title role in Stephen Schwartz’s The Baker’s Wife in the premier production in Los Angeles and played “Luisa” in Off-Broadway’s longest running show, The Fantasticks, at New York’s Sullivan Street Playhouse for two years. Carole created the ingenue lead in Fred Ebb's first book musical Morning Sun and starred on PBS in Great Performances/ Showstoppers -The Best Of Broadway. She was recently reviewed as “a powerhouse of musical theatre”, “A vocal champion” and “consummate artist”. Carole’s singing has been described as “shimmering..” ”thrilling..” “..warmth and sweetness with surprising power”.
With thousands of performances in leading roles on and Off-Broadway and in major regional theatres, TV, Films, Radio, Recordings, in Concert, Cabaret, and her singing for the Champlain and NY Shakespeare Festivals (4 full seasons), Carole has stolen the hearts of audiences and critics alike. She was also seen in guest star turns on classic prime-time shows such as
Kojak, Mannix, Barnaby Jones, in recurring roles on daytime dramas and is a veteran of over 200 commercials as well as jingles and voice-overs for radio and TV. Recent TV/Film appearances include BLUE BLOODS and ALLEGIANCE. Carole has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont and Masters Studies in Early Childhood Education at New York University.  More about Carole can be found at Carole’s husband is Designer, Audio Engineer and Producer, Stuart Allyn.
PAULA traveled widely as a musician and lead singer with the folk trio “The Wee'Uns”, performing in Greenwich Village cafes, on TV and at Carnegie Hall.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Drama from Skidmore College, an M.A. in Early Childhood Education from New York University and has completed course studies towards a Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education.  She became a director of Head Start programs in New York City and performed on educational records and videos for children.  Her teaching experience ranges from Nursery School through 6th grade in New York City and Westchester, and includes Enrichment Programs, creation of Curriculum Assessment Tools, and Vocal Music Education.  Paula’s children are Victoria, Monica and Gregory.

ALL of the original "Magic Garden" programs
are now a part of the Permanent Collection at:
The Paley Center For Media
(formerly the Museum of Television and Radio),
25 West 52nd Street in NYC.
(212) 621 - 6800

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Updated 6-18-2021

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