Why choose Ace In The Hole?
Let our satisfied customers explain it for us...
Our senior group goes on a different trip every month and this was the best show so far. Food was excellent. Service was impeccable. Your musicians are talented and of course the Four Aces are the very best. All in all I had the most fun ever at your show. I have been arranging senior trips for more than 10 years and you can bet you are on the list for a repeat visit.
Thanks so much for a great time... Ebba Liguori
Activities Coordinator for Pemberton Township (NJ)
FABULOUS SHOW YOU FOLKS GET BETTER AND BETTER. A VERY TALENTED GROUP AND YOU ALL ARE SO NICE...
I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW FABULOUS UNCLE FLOYD LOOKS. YOU GUYS ALL LOOK LIKE YOU LOVE EACH OTHER AND THAT COMES ACROSS ON THE STAGE. I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR UNCLE FLOYD SHOWS. THANK YOU FOR BRIGHTENING OUR WORLD.
TO SIS MARILYN ROY,
PLEASE START A CHOIR HERE. WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY I HAD! A BLESSED DAY LIKE ALWAYS
SIS DAWN BURDEN
POLO GROUNDS SENIORS
On June 13, The Ruby Ramblers Group attended luncheon and show at The Royal Manor. One of their members left her purse. One of your staff turned in the purse and we mailed it to the woman. Her name was in the purse; Naomi Helman Goren. Last week we received the following letter from Mrs. Goren.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HONESTY - you could have used my cards. Yes, you restored my faith in the goodness in most people -
I was 85 and distracted because the next day I had my eye operated. Hope when you get forgetful someone is as kind and treats you as well.
Naomi Goren, Ruby Ramblers
P.S. I have to have a lactaid free diet and now wheat free. Can have corn, potatoes - white or sweet- and rice. The apple sauce was fine for desert. Thanks again.
Oh, salt restricted life is a challenge.
DEAR MARILYN AND WILL ROY
I HAVE TO LET YOU KNOW HOW PLEASED I WAS DEALING WITH YOU AND
YOUR ORGANIZATION. MY FIRST PHONE CALL WAS ANSWERED BY A LOVELY
RECEPTIONIST WHO PROMISED THAT MARILYN WOULD CALL ME THE NEXT DAY. AFTER SPEAKING WITH MARILYN, I KNEW I HAD NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT. YOU SET MY MIND AT EASE. I REALLY LIKE THE WAY YOU DO BUSINESS. MY 80TH BIRTHDAY WAS FABULOUS. THE ETC TRIO, CHARMAINE DACOSTA AND TOMMY WALKER WERE WONDERFUL. I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I WILL SING YOUR PRAISES
To: Ace In The Hole Productions, Inc.
We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for your recent support of our VFW Post 2867 in Garfield. Your donations from the 50/50 fundraisers held at the Royal Manor enable us to pay for several very important infrastructure repairs. Our veterans enjoyed their time mingling with your guests while supporting the post in a meaningful way.
Along with regular maintenance, we also have a few more building projects to complete over the next several years. Your love and respect toward our Veterans is heartwarming. We hope you continue to support our Garfield VFW Post 2867.
Gerald Reilly, Jr. Vice Commander & Assistant Quartermaster
Presented To Marilyn and Will Roy
and the Ace In The Hole Family
Today marks our 50th production with you.
We extend our sincere thanks for providing
the best afternoon entertainment possible
Guests are treated royally
Food is always plentiful and delicious
Your staff, warm and accommodating
Music and entertanment superior
No Other Venue Compares
At day’s end we leave with a smile on our face
and a song in our heart, wanting and wishing for more.
Thanks for all the good times!
We wish you many more years of
successful shows. For us they have
truly been, an “Ace In The Hole”
Your Friends at Muhlenberg Gardens,
May 18, 2010
June 24, 2010
Ace In The Hole Productions
Dear Marilyn and Will,
As chairperson of Franklin Square’s Trip Committee, I would like to thank you for the wonderful time we had on May 19, 2010. Thanks to Vickie who has to deal with me. She is wonderful!!!
Our group loves Laura Roth, especially me. All I have to say is “Laura will be performing”, and everyone wants to go. Her mix of comedy and singing is wonderful. Of course, all of our 50 odd female eighty year olds love Tommy and his fabulous voice. (He’s so handsome.) Let us not forget the laughs all enjoyed with Uncle Floyd Vivino and the Really Big Burlesque Show Troupe.
I can’t say enough about Sue. Whenever I have any problem, she quickly solves it. From seating problems to a meal with special needs, she is always there to fix it.
One request - Marilyn, you have a lovely voice, can we not hear more of it? And we love your beautiful new location, The Royal Manor. It is spacious, comfortable and easy to get around.
Ace In The Hole is a perfect day out in these hard times.
Love to all,
Franklin Square Senior Center
"On Thursday, April 22, 2010, I enjoyed one of the greatest experiences of my life.
I attended the Ace In The Hole Production of “American Bandstand” – featuring Joey & Doreen Arminio and The Family. I’m 71 years old and, when I was a teenager, I used to run home from school to watch Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. I sang the songs with the guest stars, I silently voted on new records, and watched the “kids” dancing on Bandstand – I loved it.
Well, Joey & Doreen’ Arminio’s Rock & Roll dance party brought me right back to those days. I had a ball at Joey & Doreen’s show, and with two fabulous girls dancing and singing with Doreen, it was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen. They were outstanding, great singing and dancing like Rockettes.
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But most of all, the man who put it all together, Joey Arminio, is a very talented musician, singer and actor. And I had the great pleasure of enjoying Joey do it all that day at Ace In The Hole.
With Joey playing a great saxophone, and the beautiful Doreen singing and dancing with the two girls – The Family gave us a show like we’ve never seen before.
As I did many years ago, I sang the songs and, with this show, I tapped my feet, cheered, whistled and applauded like I haven’t done in years. Their choice of those great oldies songs brought back so many wonderful memories, I felt like a teenager again.
Thank you, Ace In The Hole, for bringing great music, a great show with Joey & Doreen Arminio and The Family, and for giving me the thrill of a lifetime.
You’re the greatest “Ace” – keep up the great music and fabulous shows"
Dear Marilyn and Will,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you both.
I want you to know how much my group enjoyed the show and were pleased with the hospitality shown. As for myself, I would like to give a special shout-out to Mr. Bill Hendricks. He walked me through what was my first experience of chairing this type of event. I must have worn his ear out with questions, but he was always patient and easy to talk with. Please extend
my best wishes to him again.
Dear Marilyn and Will,
On Tuesday December 1st, my husband and I attended the Christmas program at Ace in the Hole, in the Brownstone, along with other members of our Northampton Township Senior Center.
It was absolutely wonderful and we loved everything about it, from the beautiful banquet hall decorated for a Christmas celebration to a delicious and plentiful dinner, not to mention a lovely boutique and a fabulous show. We loved the singer, and were really wowed with the selection of Christmas songs. The comedian was really funny and the magic act was great too!!
We were really impressed by Marilyn Roy’s welcoming remarks and her acknowledgement of the veterans who were present, as well as those serving our country right now.
The whole day was perfect, and we plan on coming back real soon!!
Ruth M. Hauler
This is a copy of a free verse poem given to us by Ken Wessler, Trip Coordinator of Muhlenberg Gardens. The occasion was their 46th trip to us on 11/11/09.
"THREE CHEERS TO THE ACE IN THE HOLE FAMILY!!!
Today we celebrate our 46th show with you
and sincerely want to thank you
for all you do
to provide great afternoon entertainment.
There is none better.
leave with a full stomach
A song in our hearts
And a smile on our face
Thanks for all the good times
and we look forward to many more!"
Your Friends at the Muhlenberg Gardens
“My name is Doris Johnson. I’ve seen a couple of your performances at The Brownstone. My entire experience with Ace In The Hole Inc was fantastic. The food was delicious. The serving staff were professional. The MC was very entertaining and the show was memorable. I had so much fun. Everything was superb from the moment that I arrived until I left the establishment.”
“First and foremost, my wife and I would like to thank you for the outstanding show you put on at The Brownstone, ‘Lucy, I’m Home!’ It brought back a lot of fond memories and the reality of your performance shows that you gave your all to produce the excellent show that has resulted.”
"I would like to express how great your show “ Black and Proud” was
on February 27th. My group really enjoyed themselves. We hope that this show would continue to be a part of your regular program. It would be very easy for my group to do 100 seats should you decide to do this show again. PLEASE, PLEASE let me know should you decide to do this show again and the date.
December 18, 2007
"I’m still high from our trip to Ace in the Hole Productions on December 5th. The food was delicious, service was great and the entertainment was “ out of sight.” The Bobby Lewis Ensemble was
Fabulous, every song they sang brought back so many happy memories of my life. All those songs I remember from my childhood being sung once more. The Kwanza celebration was
an absolute joy. Thank you, Thank you!!
Barbara Baker- NYC
December 17, 2007
"As the Group Leader of the North Broad Street Center, I must tell you how much we enjoyed “O” Magnify the Lord, on December 3rd at the Brownstone Manor. Our seniors talked about it for days afterwards. The service, food and hospitality were fantastic….
Thank you for such a great time…we look forward to seeing you again soon."
October 25, 2007
"Thank you for the terrific show that you put on for the East Amwell Seniors on October 17th. Al Meixner on the trumpet and the accordian did an outstanding job in leading the drums, guitar, piano , et al.
And of course we must remember the Alpen horn and the audience participation. We appreciate the extra effort to transport a 13’ instrument to the show…THANKS HEAPS!!
Vocalist of the caliber of Marilyn and Will touched my inner being as well as the musical selections you picked…..we were actually sad when the show was over.
Needless to say you can count on us to be there when ever your names get on the billing. Keep us advised of your show schedules
so we can plan future outings to see Ace in the Hole Productions."
October 25, 2007
"I am the Trip Coordinator of the Pearl River Senior A Club and we attended your show on October 25th. Our group consisting of 89 seniors had the best time ever. We’ve been going to your Octoberfest show for years both at the Tides and Brownstone and I must tell you that this past show was the best yet.
The Alex Meixner Trio was extraordinary…the whole day was
top notch and our members are already talking about attending next years Octoberfest. As you now it’s hard to get 89 seniors to agree on anything….however when it comes to an Ace in the Hole
Production they’re all raring to go.
Oh yes…..a special thank you to your staff members Debbie and Sue who have made this experience….unforgettable."
Maria T. Taylor
Jersey City, NJ
"My sincerest of thanks for the top notch entertainment you provide. My senior group has been to over 30 of your events during the last 6 years and every one of them has been a hit. Wherever our day trips take us, we always compare the outing to a day with Ace In The Hole Productions — No other venue compares with the events you provide. The food is plentiful and delicious and the entertainment is superior. The comedians, bands and entertainers you employ are nothing less than fantastic and your staff is warm and accommodating. You leave us wanting and wishing for more! Spending the afternoon with Ace In The Hole Productions is the best medicine money can buy! It is always our pleasure to be with you.
I can only wish and hope that your shows will go on forever!"
My sincerest of thanks,
Friends of Muhlenberg Gardens
Queens Village, NY
"After much effort of organizing and getting my group together, and attending your show, Ace in The Hole, it was very enjoyable. It was definitely worth the efforts! The performance by the artists, band, dancers, waiters and staff were excellent. Tony and Sue were warm, friendly and accommodating.
While I was there I spoke to a number of guests, and they indicated that they had been back several times and would come back again...I can understand why!
Thanks again to you and the entire staff at Ace in The Hole for a job well done."
Essie Thomas - Group Leader
Pat Ferro - MARQUEE
January 18, 2006
"Ace in The Hole...Partying on in '06"
Ace in The Hole party hosts Marilyn & Will Roy waved good-bye to the old year in gala style with two different shows. A 'Christmas Around The World' gathering featured the voice of renowned soprano Mary Mancini, who got a standing ovation for her treatment of traditional carols. Their 'Happy New Year Gala' at the Brownstone in Paterson featured hilarious comic Danny Curtis, zany Bob Leive and his Amazing Wooster Street Trolley Band, and Uncle Floyd Vivino who provided non-stop laughter with his slightly naughty stories and songs. Cari Roy, a surprise addition to the program, added a pleasant 'Y'all' touch to a host of lovely songs that topped off the evening.
Ace in The Hole has about 20 theme parties scheduled for 2006 at both The Tides in North Haledon and The Brownstone in Paterson.
"I am writing this letter to let you know how much the Baltimore Chapter of Club Dejouir and Friends enjoyed the food, entertainment, drinks and wonderful service on February 24, 2005 at the Brownstone Mansion. We had such a wonderful day. Our special thanks for allowing our two buses to depart for Baltimore before the other patrons due to severe weather conditions.
Also special thanks to Marcello who waited on our table because he was simply great. We will definitely return in the very near future."
Club Dejouir - Trip Coordinator
Rodi Alexander - Entertainment Writer
"It's a Small World"
While vacationing in Indian Wells in the California desert we waited for two friends to join us for dinner. Imagine our unbelievable surprise when my friend Joe began talking about a restaurant showplace he often visits in New Jersey. The showplace? The Brownstone in Paterson. The entertainment? Marilyn and Will Roy's famed "Ace in The Hole" production group!
Nearly falling off my chair, I couldn't believe what I just heard. Joe went on thinking he was the only person present who knew about this duo's dynamite entertainment and the terrific shows and luncheons put on at two catering sites, The Tides in North Haledon and The Brownstone in Paterson.
I knew Marilyn and Will Roy for many years and I thought to myself how neat it was that "ACE's" creative and entertaining luncheon shows were so far reaching...even in California.
My friends are visiting New Jersey in a few months...where do they want to go and what do they want to see? An Ace in The Hole live program of course!
"As always, the meal was delicious, the drinks plentiful and the boutique busy. But the show was hilarious. We laughed till we cried. We clapped and shouted and sang along. What a blast!"
Township of Scotch Plains, N.J.
"Our recent trip was a tremendous success. All the way home on the tour bus there was nothing but praise and compliments for the food, the entertainment and the courteous personal staffing."
Senior Citizen Adisory Committee
"On behalf of our club, I want to compliment the staff, service, food and the entertainment. Every segment of our day with you was delightful and I constantly received compliments on how everyone in the group enjoyed the day."
Oradell Senior Social Club
"Our group really enjoyed your show. We had a great day. The waitstaff was excellent. The food was good, hot and plentiful. The band was wonderful and the comedian was one of the very best that we have ever seen or heard."
Peggy and Clarence Shoup
Post 38 V.F.W.
"I want you to know how much everyone enjoyed the trip - food , drink, show etc... The place was beautiful and the service was excellent. I can assure you that we will be back!"
Easton Area Unite Retiree's Club
"I wish to commend and thank you and your staff for the wonderful help they gave me in planning our day. As group leader I made calls to your staff and always found them patient, courteous and most helpful. Please keep me on your mailing list!"
Regina T. Brunner
"We enjoy your shows and meals tremendously. Keep up the extra-ordinary work. Thank you also for your valued services."
Beware of imitators — Be sure you're seeing a genuine Ace In The Hole production and not one of our lesser competitors!!! If you see a show advertised and are unsure of it's authenticity, please feel free to call us anytime. We'll be more than happy to answer your questions and ensure that your Group has a fabulous day with the real deal — Ace In The Hole!