Articles for August, 2010

Harwich Junior Theatre

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

All we need is you! Support two wonderful new plays for all ages! The reviews are fantastic! Get your tickets now for two great family friendly fun shows! Box office hours are 10 – 1 Monday thru Thursday and 2 hours prior to performances. Or Call 508-432-2002. You can also order tickets on line at

Times review
Caitlin Dolan as Puss n Boots, Zachary Soule Philbrook as Will. Photo bt Heather Lannen
The Cape Cod Times says Puss N Boots is Feline Fun that’s “HIGHLY ENTERTAINING”

“Some shows are so delightful you walk out of the theater smiling, and that is certainly the case with “Puss ‘N Boots: A Tale of a Tail” at Harwich Junior Theatre.”
Hop on over for a good time and see Old Mother West Wind, tales of Peter Rabbit!

“Tales of Peter Rabbit, Reddy Fox and Old Mother West Wind captures the spirit of Thornton Burgess’ thoughtful stories, while breathing new life into them for the next generation.”


Friday, August 13th, 2010

Springfield Public Schools has an opening for a theatre arts teacher at the middle school level. For details, contact

Julie Jaron
Director of Visual & Performing Arts
Springfield Public Schools
Visual & Performing Arts Department
1550 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: (413)
Fax: (413) 787-6629

HJT presents Puss ‘n Boots

Friday, August 13th, 2010

august 10- august 26, 2010
puss ‘n boots

Adapted by Stephanie DeFerie and Directed by James P. Byrne

Weekday evenings at 7:30 pm; Friday & Sunday matinees at 4 PM.

Once upon a time, a miller’s son was cheated out of his inheritance and ended up with a mill cat as his only possession… After ensuring that everyone lives happily ever after, can Puss find joy for herself?

Harwich Junior Theatre Productions and Auditions

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Bonnie and Clyde must close and will high tail it out of town on August 14th! Don’t miss this fabulous show! Make your reservations now for the last 2 performances August 13 and 14 at 8PM. Call the box office at 508-432-2002
HJT auditions for The SECRET GARDEN
Sunday, August 15 and Monday, August 16 from 5 – 8 PM at the HJT ARTS CENTER (formally the Harwich Recreation Building)
265 Sisson Road (at Parallel St) in Harwich Center.
Many wonderful roles are available for men and women,
boys and girls (ages 10 and up).
Please prepare 16 bars of a song and please bring sheet music if possible. Please dress prepared to move. The Secret Garden by Marsha Norman, with music by Lucy Simon is based on the novel by Francis Hodgson Burnett and will be directed by Richard J. Sullivan with musical direction by Robert Wilder
and choreography by David McCarty.
The Secret Garden is scheduled to run October 22 – November 14, 2010.
Please call Nina Schuessler, Producing Artistic Director, at 508-432-2002 ext 12
if you are in need of further information.

PUSS N’ BOOST opens August 10th. It’s a Tale of a Tail!
Pictured Zachary Soule-Philbrook as Will, the miller’s son Ally Cohen as Philomena and Caitlin Dolan as Puss ‘N Boots. Photo credit: Heather Lannen

August 10 – 26; Mon- Thurs. evenings at 7:30 pm; Friday & Sunday matinees at 4 PM.

Once upon a time, a miller’s son was cheated out of his inheritance and ended up with a mill cat as his only possession… So begins the beloved Perrault fairy tale. This very traditional version of the story brings Puss, her master and all the other characters vividly to life. Multi-generational cast ranges in age from 7 – 70. Newly adapted by Stephanie DeFerie and Directed by James P. Byrne.

Call the box office-508-432-2002
Last Chance to see Pippi Longstocking, August 3,4,5 at 7:30pm. Call the box office at 508-432-2002 or click on the image to order tickets on line.
Ruby Wolf stars as Pippi Longstocking with Diane Wadsworth as Mrs. Prysellius. Photo credit Heather Lannen
Ruby Wolf stars as Pippi Longstocking with Diane Wadsworth as Mrs. Prysellius. Photo credit Heather Lannen
Now, for the first time ever the best loved story by Astrid Lindgren is brought to life in a jubilant musical bursting with whimsy, fun. Based on the most “read-it-again” book in school libraries world-wide, Pippi Longstocking has audiences of all ages rocking in their seats in this wonderful musical that brings a new definition of adventure.
“Pippi’s brave and funny escapades capture the imagination. This is the stuff that young dreams are made of…another winner from American Theater Arts for Youth.”


HJT presents The Tales of Peter Rabbit, Reddy Fox and OLD MOTHER WEST WIND
Stories by THORNTON BURGESS. Tuesday and Thursdays August 3, 5, 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26 at 11 am. All tickets $10. Spend a morning of adventure in the Green Meadows! Watch clever Peter Rabbit outwit wily Reddy Fox; Cheer for brave little Danny Meadow Mouse as he saves Grandfather Frog; See how Happy Jack Squirrel gets his acorns back; Stand back as Jimmy Skunk gets mad!

Call the box office-508-432-2002

“Disney’s High School Musical 2″ in Westport

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Music Theatre of Connecticut School of the Performing Arts presents “Disney’s High School Musical 2,” a fully staged and costumed production performed by MTC School of Performing Arts students, ages seven and up. Performances take place Friday, August 6 at 7:30pm and Saturday, August 7 at 1pm at Coleytown Middle School, 255 North Avenue in Westport, CT. Tickets are $12-$20, and reservations are suggested. For more information or to reserve tickets, call Music Theatre of Connecticut at 203.454.3883 or visit

Touching Lives Through Theatre Grants

Monday, August 2nd, 2010


Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. Touching Lives Through TheatreTM Grants

Company: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. Website:

Name of Grant: Touching Lives Through TheatreTM Grants

Grant Award: $500 credit at Pioneer Drama Service

Purpose: Because Pioneer Drama Service believes so strongly in the power of theatre to make a difference in a student’s life, ten grants of $500 credit each will be awarded to qualifying middle and high schools. This grant is intended to strengthen or create a sustainable drama experience for students in a school and must be used to stage at least one theatrical production during the 2010-11 school year.

• Grants are available to accredited public or private schools in the US and Canada.
• The majority of participants must be of middle or high school age.
• Applicants must have a designated faculty member sponsor for their theatre program.
• The school must have a drama program budget of $1,000 or less annually. Schools with no prior drama program are also eligible to apply.
• All applicants must include a plan for the sustainability of the theatre program.
• At least a portion of the $500 credit must be applied toward a production of a play or musical. Remaining funds may be used for additional productions or for other resources carried by Pioneer Drama Service, such as texts, DVDs and makeup.
• All material purchased through this grant is to remain school property and not the personal property of the faculty sponsor or administrator.
• Mail three copies of the application and a cover letter, postmarked by October 1, 2010.
• A performance must be staged and all funds used by June 15, 2011.
• Grant recipients must write a follow-up report and submit a CD of photos as well as a copy of the performance program by June 30, 2011.

How to Apply: Go to the website for complete information and an application.

Deadline: October 1, 2010
Maximum Award: $500 credit at Pioneer Drama Service
Number of Awards: 10

Period: 2010-11 school year

More Information: Steven Fendrich, Publisher, Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. PO Box 4267, Englewood, Colorado 80155-4267 Ph: 800-333-7262 Fx: 303-779-4315