Articles for July, 2010

Send In The Clowns

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
Tuesdays and Thursdays Mornings; July 1, 6, 8, 13 at 11 AM

*NEW!!! MORNING MATINEE SERIES!*

All seats $10.

The Seaside Clowns

“The BIG TIME COMEDY SHOW!!!”
Back by popular demand !!!

The Seaside Clowns, veterans of The Ringling Bros. and
Barnum & Bailey Circus, bring the spirit and energy of
the Big Top to the HJT stage for an hour of hilarious
hi jinks appropriate for “Children of All Ages!”

The Stewart Family…Karen, Kristin, Jay and Nick Stewart star as the Seaside Clowns!

The Frog Prince of Spamalot

Performances continue thru–July 15; Monday- Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm; Friday & Sunday matinees* at 4 PM. (no show 4th of July)

You’ll never see a Frog Prince like this! Boogey on down with the dancing beat at HJT!

Hyronomous A. Frog is incredibly large and hates the taste of flies! He just doesn’t fit in among all the other frogs in the bog! Gloria the Good Witch tells him he must be kissed by a maiden to break the curse that turned him from a prince into a frog. He sets off for Spamalot, where he finds five Petulant Princesses. Princess Gladiola and her pompous fiancé, Sir Lancelot Pancelot, despise the frog and stop at nothing to get rid of him. Meanwhile, our green hero tries desperately to fit in among the royal household. With his failed attempts at proper dinner etiquette, all seems lost. He finally gets his kiss, bringing about a ribbiting… er, riveting… heart-warming finale! Lisa Canto directs.
The Frog Prince of Spamalot stars Martha Paquin as Delphinium the Handmaiden, Nick Romano as Hyronomous A. Frog, and Ryan Barrett as Sir Lancelot Pancelot. Photo credit Heather Lannen

25th Annual Putnam County Splelling Bee

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The Un-Common Theatre Co. Young Adult Company is delighted to announce the second of their summer shows, the Broadway hit “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”.

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. This show is funny, touching and moving and is recommended for ages 13 and over.

The Un-Common Theatre Young Adult Company production will be held at the Orpheum Theatre in Foxboro, Ma on Thursday July 22nd, Friday July 23rd and Saturday July 24th at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday July 25th at 2:00 p.m. Ticket Prices are $17.00 for adults and $12.00 for seniors and students in advance and $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for seniors and students at the door.
To order tickets 24/7 please call Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006 or order online at www.brownpapertickets.com . For Un-Common Theatre members, handicapped or group sales tickets please call The Un-Common Theatre Co. at (508) 698-3098.

The Un-Common Theatre Co. is currently wrapping up its 30th season of providing a safe, exciting and creative place for children and adolescents to develop life skills through exposure to the professional theatrical experience. For more information on the Un-Common Theatre Co. and “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” please visit our website at www.uncommontheatre.org .

This program is supported in part by grants from the Foxboro, Franklin, Mansfield and Westwood Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.