Tomatoes Got Talent Show: 2014.

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tomatoes got talent, the three tomatoesThe FIRST Talent Show for Women Over 40!
Presented by
The Three Tomatoes and Randie Levine-Miller
January 29, 2014 at Stage 72/Triad NYC
A Night of Dreams! Our first talent show was a huge success with 12 talented Tomatoes who by day are doctors, teachers, inn owners, executives, and fun loving Tomatoes, but who entered the stage of the Triad and become stars! We are never too old to live our dreams.
Tomatoes Got Talent Show: 2014, tomatoes got talent show contestants, the three tomatoes

The Contestants: First row: Dolores Nolan, Sue Horowitz, Riki Kane Larimer, Virginia Werner, Valerie Sarchiapone. Back row: Rochelle Breyer, Robin Gerson Wong, Merrill Stone, Kay Hill, Edna Kafumann, Alice Levine. (Photo: Maryann Lopinto).

Tomatoes Got Talent: Video highlights. (Video: Jim Vern). If you can’t view the video, click here.

Tomatoes Got Talent Show: 2014, the three tomatoes

The five finalists are: Robin Gerson Wong, Alice Levine, Merrill Stone, Edna Kaufmann, and our first talent show winner – Karen Nasson. The 5 finalists will be perfoming this spring in a special review show produced by Randie Levine-Miller that will include 5 Broadway and Cabaret stars and benefit the National MS Society. (Photo: Russ Weatherford)

And the winner is….Karen Nason who wowed the audience and the judges with a song “Stand Back Love” written by Bonnie Lee Sanders and Ellen Schwartz  from a show being developed called “Come up “n” see me”.  Karen was born and raised in Portland, Maine. She has lived in NYC for 20 plus years and had a plant store on 26th and sixth in the plant district for over 12 years and was known as the plant lady to the stars.  She always sang, but gave most of it up to raise her son and focus on her  business – but now it’s her turn.

Watch her award winning performance.  If you have trouble viewing the video, click here.  (Video: Jim Vern)

Photo Highlights

Special Thanks to:

Peter Martin – Stage 72/Triad

Special Guest Tomato: Karen Wyman

Musical Director – Paul Chamlin

Photography and Video: Russ WeatherfordMaryann LopintoJim Vern

Special thanks to Faye Menken Schneier



  • Cheryl Benton

    The tomato behind The Three Tomatoes. Cheryl Benton, aka the “head tomato” is founder and publisher of The Three Tomatoes, a digital lifestyle magazine for “women who aren’t kids”. Having lived and worked for many years in New York City, the land of size zero twenty-somethings, she was truly starting to feel like an invisible woman. She created The Three Tomatoes just for the fun of it as the antidote for invisibility and sent it to 60 friends. Today she has thousands of friends and is chief cheerleader for smart, savvy women who want to live their lives fully at every age and every stage. She is the author of the novel, "Can You See Us Now?" and co-author of a humorous books of quips, "Martini Wisdom." Because she's lived a long time, her full bio won't fit here. If you want the "blah, blah, blah", read more.

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