Articles for the ‘Theatre Schedules’ Category

THE BEST OF THE NOR’EASTERNS at Vermont Actors’ Rep

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre presents two fully staged past one-act play winners that were originally showcased in the company’s annual Nor’eastern event. These two plays will be presented by ART under the title, THE BEST OF THE NOR’EASTERNS, on April 13, 14,15, &16 at 7:30 p.m. and April 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the Paramount Brick Box Theatre, Center Street, Rutland, VT.
Each year Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre conducts a year-long one-act play contest with entries from the six New England states as well as New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. As part of its sixth season, the Company has selected two former winners.
The first play to be presented is The Best Wine by Michael Nethercott, a Nor’Eastern winner in 2009. It is a study of betrayal, loyalty and accountability set in occupied France during the Second World War. In the wake of a compromised Resistance action, the citizens of a small town are forced to judge one of their own, and, in doing so, make a fateful decision. This play will be directed by Diane Liccardi.
Playwright, Michael Nethercott of Guilford, VT has published his writings in numerous magazines and anthologies including “Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine”; “Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year”; “The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction”; “Plays, the Drama Magazine for Young People”; “Thin Ice: Crime Stories by New England Writers” and others. He is a past recipient of the Black Orchid Novella Award for traditional mystery writing. Michael has also taken the stage as a storyteller and actor and is the writer/director of the seasonal theatrical event, “The Forest of Mystery” in Brattleboro, Vermont.
The second play is The Window, a Nor’Eastern winner in 2007, in which inmates on death row find hope and redemption by looking through the window in the only cell that has a window; the cell in which the next inmate to be executed is housed. It will be directed by Thaddeus Lorentz

Playwright, NICK VIGORITO, JR., is a member of The Dramatists Guild. He has written over twenty plays, several screenplays, and several original sitcom pilots. Nearly all of his plays have been produced and two are published. His writing has won various awards and prizes including a recent Scriptapalooza competition for his original sitcom pilot Les Is More. His ‘day job’ is that of a Letter Carrier for the Postal Service, and while not yet disgruntled if he isn’t discovered soon that might all change! He lives in Brooklyn NY with his wife Maria and their two Boxers. And he has never been an inmate on death row.

The Best Wine is stage-managed by Judi Tompkins, and features actors, Laura Steere, Ilene Blackman, John Romeo, Christopher Larson, and Eric Mallette. The Window is stage-managed by Bonny Benson, and features Paul Burroughs, Gary Boyles, Tom Pomfret and Alex Lucci.
Lighting is by David Lane, properties by Tom Brown, costumes by Catherine Loew, sound by Bridget Scott, make-up and hairstyles by Jane Campeau, graphic design by Marna Grove, production by Peter Marsh & Sandra Gartner and technical direction by Doug Yaremchuk .
Reservations are available by calling the Paramount Box Office at 802-775-0903. Tickets will be sold at the door as well, at all performances. There is limited seating. Tickets are $15 for general admission.
Vermont Actors Repertory Theatre Company will produce this year’s three Nor’eastern winners in Showcase on May 6 & 7 at the Paramount’s Brick Box Theatre. For more information about Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre visit the Company’s Website at www.actorsrepvt.org

Harwich Junior Theatre

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

It’s All Happening at HJT!

FEBRUARY 2010

PETER PAN and WENDY

HJT holds auditions for … BUDDY, The Buddy Holly Story.

FANTASTIC TEEN ACTING WORKSHOP With Maura Hanlon!

HJT CLASSES FOR ALL AGES

Tickets are flying out the door for Peter Pan and Wendy! Avoid disappointment and order your seats today by calling the HJT box office at 508-432-2002 or on-line at www.hjtcapecod.org

PETER PAN and WENDY

HJT presents Peter Pan and Wendy Feb 12- March 7, 2010. Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM, *Sat Feb 13 and 20 also at 7:30 PM and Vacation matinees on Wed and Thurs Feb 17 and 18 at 2PM.

Peter Pan and Wendy is a true play adaption of J.M. Barrie’s original novel by Doug Rand. When the carefree and careless Peter Pan flies into the nursery of the Darling home, Wendy follows her instincts for adventure, bringing her little brothers along to magical Neverland. She takes care of the motherless Lost Boys but soon the Darling children are swept into Peter’s epic battle with Captain Hook and his mostly-fearsome pirate crew. With so much excitement, why ever go home again…?

Directed by Maura Hanlon and starring the one and only *Art Devine as Captain Hook, Troy Barboza as Peter Pan and Rose Cronin-Jackman as Wendy. Scenic and Lighting Design by James P. Byrne, with Costumes by Robin McLaughlin and Original Music and Sound by J Hagenbuckle.

Harwich Junior Theatre, 105 Division St. West Harwich, MA 02671 Box Office 508 432-2002

or CLICK HERE to order tickets on line

HJT holds auditions for … BUDDY, The Buddy Holly Story.

HJT will hold auditions for the Cape premier of the major hit musical, BUDDY- THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY on February 20 and 21, Saturday/Sunday, 2-4 PM, at the HJT Arts Center on the corner of Sisson Road and Parallel Streets in Harwich Center.

Auditions are for Actors/Singers/Musicians, ages 16 – 40. Please prepare 16 bars of an up tempo song.

Character descriptions as follows: Buddy Holly – sings, plays guitar; The Crickets (his band: two singers who also play standup bass, drums); Apollo Theater Performer -a black singer; Hipockets Duncan – a Texas DJ, and the Ensemble which includes 4-6 men; Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, Jack Daw and the Snowbirds, DJs, producers, sock hop kids plus 3-6 women including Maria Elena (Buddy’s wife), Vi Petty (piano player), a beauty contest winner, and jingle singers.

Mary Arnault directs with musical direction by Bob Wilder and choreography by Suzette Hutchinson. For further information, please call Nina Schuessler at 508-432-2002 ext 12.

FANTASTIC TEEN ACTING WORKSHOP With Maura Hanlon!

Teen Acting Workshop
Maura (Mo) Hanlon• Grades 9-12
Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 pm.
Winter: 12 weeks beginning February 23rd.Fee: $295
Ever wanted to stretch your acting muscles? Become someone else for a day? Spend your winter creating characters through myriad of acting styles and techniques.
From text analysis, various acting methods, scene study, improv exercises and so much more, you will enhance your actor’s toolbox and gain power and depth as a
performer!

CLICK HERE to view all the wonderful classes at HJT

HJT CLASSES FOR ALL AGES

FAIRY TALES FOR ADULTS!

Barbara Johnson• Ages 18 and up
Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 pm.
Class runs 5 weeks beginning February 24

Fee: $145
Fairy tales offer meaningful clues to our personal stories of making wishes, performing the heroic three tasks, encountering the wise old woman or man, and coming across animal helpers or scary challengers along the way. This workshop series constructs a theatre troupe to explore favorite and not so favorite fairy tales through enactment and entering the enchanting realms of self-discovery. Led by expressive arts facilitator, B.E. Johnson

DREAM THEATRE WORKSHOP!
Barbara Johnson• Ages 18 and up
Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 pm.
Class runs 5 weeks beginning February 23

Fee: $145
Dreams inform our waking journeys; Einstein dreamed the “theory of relativity”; Thomas Edison napped for “ideas” from his dreaming self. This workshop enacts individual dream explorations through expressive arts and pshchodramatic techniques. Led by expressive arts facilitator, B.E. Johnson

MORE CLASSES COMING UP!
Also to be announced soon….SOUND DESIGN WORKSHOP with award winning designer J Hagenbuckle
and ON-CAMERA ACTING with ETHAN PAULINI
Call Tamara Harper at 508-432-2002 ext 17 for updates.

Trinity Rep 2009-2010 Season

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Cabaret book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb
September 11 – October 11 in the Chace Theater
Berlin, 1931: music, money, and love are there for the taking. Cliff seeks inspiration for his novel. He finds it in Sally Bowles, the Kit Kat Klub’s chanteuse, who charms him into sharing his apartment. The emcee has not one but two ladies to keep him company. The landlady’s found new love with the grocer. Yet outside the cabaret the world is changing: what’s in store for Sally and her friends? Cabaret celebrates the indomitable human spirit.

Shooting Star by Steven Dietz
October 16 – November 22 in the Dowling Theater
A young man and woman fell in love in college, and promised each other they’d change the world. Twenty years later, they meet unexpectedly in a snow-bound airport. Sharing stories deep into the night, they discover who they’ve become as they recall who they were. When morning comes, all flights are cleared for departure – what’s the final destination for these two? The author of God’s Country and Lonely Planet gives us that rare thing: a truly smart romantic comedy.

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
January 29 – March 7 in the Chace Theater
Shipwrecked, orphaned, separated from her twin brother, disguised as a boy in a hostile country – when Viola thinks things can’t get worse, she falls for her new boss, the Duke. He pines for Olivia, who’s sworn off men – till she met Viola’s male alter-ego. Spurned suitors, servants with delusions of grandeur, and Viola’s big, big love for the Duke – it’s a giddy mess that’ll put someone in the madhouse. Shakespeare’s meditation on love and identity is one of his most nuanced – and funniest – comedies.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl
February 19 – March 28 in the Dowling Theater
Why doesn’t he answer that phone?! Jean picks it up, and finds herself holding his legacy in her hand, along with the phone. Think about it: when we leave our bodies, do we live on in our cell phones, iPods, GPS’s, and PDA’s? Do these indispensable tools, these grown-up toys, hold the secrets to the afterlife? From the author of The Clean House, another whimsical comedy about life, death, and love in these modern times – and the connections, real and virtual, holding them together.

The Odd Couple by Neil Simon
April 9 – May 9 in the Chace Theater
Oscar’s wife has left him. Alone in his big apartment on Riverside Drive , his slovenly ways run happily amok. Then, Felix’s wife kicks him out. Concerned about his poker buddy, Oscar takes Felix in, but there’s a problem: Felix is a neat-freak, and his compulsive cleanliness drives Oscar to distraction. What will these woefully, wonderfully mismatched roommates learn from each other? Can they stay together, or is their living situation hopeless? Hilarity ensues in Neil Simon’s beloved touchstone of American comedy.

The Syringa Tree by Pamela Gien
April 30 – May 30 in the Dowling Theater
Growing up under Apartheid, six-year-old Lizzie confronts rules she cannot understand. Why must her nanny keep her daughter hidden? Among twenty-eight characters capturing four generations, she paints an evocative portrait of the abiding love between two families – one black, one white. History’s shocking events unravel, mingled with the resonant rites of passage all families share. As Lizzie comes of age, we experience her sacrifice and liberation, and the bonds which cannot be broken.

A Christmas Carol
November 20 – December 27 in the Chace Theater
Availability will be limited this year for Trinity Rep’s 33rd annual production of this beloved New England holiday tradition — be sure to buy early!
Dates and times are subject to change.

Season subscriptions are available by calling (401) 351-4242. Packages include the full season, and the Pick Four; special discounts are also available for seniors, youth and educators. Subscribers receive tickets at a 35% discount from single-ticket prices, as well as flexible service for ticket exchanges, restaurant and parking discounts, early access to tickets for A Christmas Carol, and invitations to special performances and events. The Trinity Rep box office is located at 201 Washington Street , Providence , RI , 02903 , and can be reached by calling (401) 351-4242.

TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY
Since its founding in 1963, Trinity Repertory Company has been one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. Featuring the last permanent resident acting company in America , Trinity Rep presents a balance of world premiere, contemporary, and classic works for an estimated annual audience of nearly 160,000. In its 44-year history, the theater has produced 56 world premieres, mounted national and international tours, and, through its graduate-level theater arts conservatory, trained hundreds of new actors and directors. This season marks the 42nd year of Project Discovery, Trinity Rep’s pioneering educational outreach program. Launched in 1966, the program introduces over 20,000 Rhode Island and Massachusetts students a year to live theater. The Brown University/Trinity Rep Consortium offers professional training for actors and directors in a three-year MFA program. For more information, call the box office at (401) 351-4242 or visit Trinity Rep’s website at www.trinityrep.com.