Beeman Elementary School 4th & 5th Graders present GREASE directed by Heidi Dallin this Thursday & Friday, April 10 & 11 at 7pm. Check out this preview by Cape Ann TV:
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Heidi Dallin interviews the cast and crew of “Fame Jr.” for a Cape Ann TV special that airs tonight at 6PM on Channel 12.
If you haven’t seen the show, your last chance is this week: Thursday & Friday, March 6 & 7 at 7PM or Saturday & Sunday, March 8&9 at 1pm.
Tickets are available at the door.
If you can watch the special tonight, see it on the Web at Cape Ann TV’s wicked cool streaming service here.
15 IRNE Nominations for Gloucester Stage – How do you like living in a town with a Broadway-quality theatre?
This just in from Heidi Dallin:
Gloucester Stage Recognized by Boston Critics
Theatre Receives 15 Nominations for 2013 Season from the
Independent Reviewers of New England
The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) recently announced the IRNE award nominations for the 2013 calendar year. Gloucester Stage received a total of 15 nominations for the 2013 season. The musical Spring Awakening received 9 nominations, Driving Miss Daisy received 4 nominations and Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester play, North Shore Fish received 2 nominations. According to GSC Artistic Director and Best Director nominee Eric C. Engel, “GSC is very proud of the actors, designers and directors whose work has garnered these endorsements. And we’re very grateful to the press who find their way to so many theaters throughout the year.”
Gloucester Stage received fifteen 2014 IRNE nominations for their 2013 season. The 9 nominations for Spring Awakening include: Best Musical, Best Ensemble, Best Director of a Musical: Eric C. Engel, Best Actress in a Musical: Melody Madarasz, Best Actor in a Musical: Phil Tayler, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical: Amelia Broome, Best Supporting Actor in a Musical: Ross Mumford, Best Music Director: Catherine Stornetta and Best Choreography: Jodi Leigh Allen. North Shore Fish garnered nominations for Best Director of a Play: Robert Walsh and Best Actress in Play: Aimee Doherty. The 4 nominations for Driving Miss Daisy include Best Play, Best Director of a Play: Benny Sato Ambush, Best Actress in a Play: Lindsay Crouse and Best Actor in a Play: Johnny Lee Davenport. Mr. Ambush won the 2013 IRNE Award for Best Director of a Play for GSC’s 2012 acclaimed production of Master Harold … and the Boys.
Heidi Dallin has produced a brand-new Holiday Delights show for 2013. Check out this wicked cool promo by Lisa Smith from Cape Ann TV. Lisa’s daughter is in the show too! Four performances @ Gloucester Stage this weekend: Friday 7pm, Saturday 3pm & 7PM and Sunday 3pm. Adults $15, Seniors $12, Children under 12 $6. Get tickets here.
This just in from Heidi Dallin:
Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops
From Egypt to England to Gloucester: A New Journey for 2013
A Holiday Season Event for All Ages Featuring Students from Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops
The Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops proudly presents Holiday Delights from December 13 through December 15 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Holiday Delights features a cast of 40 young people ranging in age from 6 to 17, all students in Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops. Conceived and directed by Heidi Dallin, this festive evening of stories, songs, magic and dance recounts the special traditions that other cultures and families experience as seen during one young girl’s magical journey on Christmas Eve to discover what is really important during the the holiday season.
The 2013 edition of Holiday Delights features the new journey of a young girl who discovers the spirit and the joys of the holiday season as she faces the prospect of leaving her beloved hometown of Gloucester and moving with her family to a new home in Michigan. During her Christmas Eve travels with Mrs. Claus and the elves, she joins an Egyptian Christmas celebration, celebrates Hanukkah, travels back in time to turn of the century Gloucester to see her Italian-Irish ancestors celebrate the holidays and meets famous literary characters including The Cratchit Family and the Fezziwig Family from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and the March Sisters from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. During her Christmas Eve journey she learns about the special traditions of other families and comes to realize the importance of her own family traditions.
The 2013 edition of Holiday Delights features the new story of a contemporary family in Egypt celebrating Christmas inspired by YAW student Farah Moussa, an exchange student from Egypt studying at Gloucester High School. Cast members learned traditional Egyptian dance. The 2013 production includes elements of Sign Language learned in YAW classes this year, magic performed by cast members, new songs, new twists on classic holiday stories and the return of the original story set in turn of the century Gloucester featuring the young girl’s grandmother as a young girl herself growing up on the Fort in an Irish-Italian fishing family. According to director and writer Heidi Dallin, “I wanted to explore the main character’s background so she could see first hand her own family traditions and thus gain a new appreciation for them. I also wanted to offer the entire cast a glimpse of Gloucester’s past and enrich their experience in the production. We had an enthusiastic audience response to the 2012 premiere of the story so we brought the story back this year with some new twists and a new song.” In addition to Dallin, the artistic staff includes music direction by Gloucester Public Schools’ Helen Greene, choreography by Windhover’s Carol Burnham, set design by Gloucester Joe Mustone and property design by Danver’s Jamie Wilkinson, costume design by Lara Jardullo, and lighting design by Brendan Marr.
The 40 young actors bring the original and classic stories to life on stage with a fresh perspective. Many actors play multiple roles in the production to bring all the stories to life. The show has over 100 costume changes. Holiday Delights features classic holiday music including Deck The Halls; O, Christmas Tree, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town and the show ends with a audience sing a long and a visit from Santa Claus. Gloucester High School Junior 17 year old Jaqi McCarthy returns to the role of Mrs. Claus. McCarthy has been a student of Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops since age six and has appeared in Holiday Delights for 4 years. Waring School student 12 year old Sara Wheeler plays the young girl who wants to skip Christmas rather than move away from Gloucester. Wheeler first appeared in Holiday Delights in 2007 and was the youngest member of that year’s cast. She has performed in all 5 productions of Holiday Delights, originating over a dozen different roles since 2007.
Holiday Delights performances are December 13 through December 15 at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Performance times are 7 pm on December 13, December 14 and 3 pm on December 14 and December 15 Ticket prices are $15 for Adults; $12 for Senior Citizens, $8 for Students and $6 for Children under 12. For tickets and further information, call 978-281-4433 or visit http://www.gloucesterstage.com
Thanks to Heidi Dallin for the tip to go see how pretty the Golf Course looked. I often see Heidi out running and exercising when filming at daybreak.
In searching for their website link, I learned that the Bass Rocks Golf Cub is the BONS (Best of North Shore) recipient of the 2013 award for the “Best Private Golf Course North Shore!”
2013/2014 Gloucester Stage
Youth Acting Workshops
Acting Classes for Ages 6 – 18 years old
Six-Week Program begins on
Friday, September 27, 2013
Classes on Fridays and Saturdays
through November 2, 2013
Children’s Class (ages 6-10):
Fridays 4pm – 6pm, and Saturdays 2pm – 4pm
Teen Class (ages 11 +):
Saturdays 12pm – 4 pm
The YAW Program Director is award-winning actress and Gloucester native Heidi Dallin. Workshop topics include basic acting techniques, theatre games, improvisation, movement, vocal and physical expression, non-verbal communication, character study, storytelling, public speaking and confidence-building training.
Students will also prepare for the 2013 edition of the annual YAW holiday production, Holiday Delights in December.
Special Guest Instructors for the Fall Session 2013
- Sign Language Interpreter Kara Kelly Martin, teaching American Sign Language
- Theatrical Yoga Instructor Daria Whittaker
Class size is limited and
Registration is on a first-come basis.
Tuition: $225 Per Student.
To register, call Heidi Dallin at 978-283-6688
Visit http://gloucesterstage.com/youth_workshops.html for more information.
This just in from Heidi Dallin:
This Is Our Youth
Opens At Gloucester Stage
Gloucester Stage continues the 2013 season with Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth from August 8 through August 25 in the air-conditioned comfort of Gloucester Stage Company at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Kenneth Lonergan’s funny, compassionate and powerful work is a living snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood when many young people first go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers. In meticulous and hilarious detail, This Is Our Youth follows forty-eight turbulent hours in the lives of three very lost young souls in the big city in 1982 at the dawn of the Reagan Era. Lonergan examines the lives of three privileged teenagers in 1980’s Manhattan’s Upper West Side – when and where an abundance of worldly knowledge proves no substitute for familial affection. Directed by Lewis D. Wheeler, This Is Our Youth features the return of Jimi Stanton and Amanda Collins from 2012’s critically acclaimed 9 Circles, and the Gloucester Stage debut of Elliot Norton award winner Alex Pollock.
The performance schedule for This Is Our Youth is Thursday, August 8 through Saturday, August 10 at 8 pm; Wednesday, August 14 through Saturday, August 17 at 8 pm Wednesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 24 at 8 pm; Saturday matinees on August 10, August 17 and August 24 at 3 pm and Sunday performances on August 11, August 18 and August 25 at 4 pm. The 3 pm Saturday matinee on August 10 is a special Pay What You Can matinee. For this Saturday matinee only the ticket price is Pay What You Can. A limited amount of discount tickets are available to Cape Ann residents for all Wednesday and Thursday 8 pm performances. For these performances only, Cape Ann residents can purchase discounted tickets for $20. Advance reservations are strongly suggested to ensure tickets at the discounted price. Year round Cape Ann residents must identify themselves as Cape Ann residents when making a reservation and proof of residency must be presented at the box office the night of the performance. Following the 4 pm performance on Sunday, August 11, audiences are invited to a free post show discussion with the artists from This Is Our Youth. Gloucester Stage is handicapped accessible. Ticket prices are $40 for all performances. Senior citizen & student tickets are $35 for all performances. For reservations or further information, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com
Kenneth Lonergan is a playwright, screenwriter, and director born in the Bronx, New York City, New York. He began writing in high school, later graduating from the NYU Playwriting Program. His first success came with the play This is Our Youth in 1996, and was followed by The Waverley Gallery in 1999, based on his grandmother’s Greenwich Village Gallery, and 2002’s Lobby Hero. Mr. Lonergan’s film career began with his screenplay for the gangland comedy Analyze This in 1999. He was subsequently offered a job writing 2000’s The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Mr. Lonergan wrote and directed his next film, 2000’s You Can Count on Me which was executive produced by Martin Scorsese. You Can Count on Me was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay, won the Sundance 2000 Grand Jury Prize, the New York Film Critics Circle, L.A. Film Critics Circle, Writers Guild of America and National Board of Review awards for Best Screenplay of 2001, the AFI awards for Best Film and Best New Writer, as well as The Sutherland Trophy at the London Film Festival. Mr. Lonergan went on to contribute to the screenplay for 2002’s Gangs of New York which garnered a WGA and Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. He wrote and directed the 2007 film Margaret starring Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Matthew Broderick, and his wife, J. Smith-Cameron. Mr. Lonergan is a member of Naked Angels. Mr. Lonergan is a member the New York Playwrights Lab which was founded by of Gloucester Stage’s Founding Artistic Director, emeritus, Israel Horovitz. Lonergan has spent time in Gloucester and as an audience member at Gloucester Stage during the New York Playwrights Lab Retreats held in Gloucester by Horovitz.
Lewis D. Wheeler makes his Gloucester Stage directing debut with This Is Our Youth. As an actor he has been seen onstage at GSC in Doubt and An Ideal Husband. He is a Founding member of the new Harbor Stage Company on Cape Cod (Wellfleet), where last year he directed David Rabe’s Sticks and Bones. . He directed Skirmishes at the Hudson Theatre in Los Angeles and co-produced the dramatic feature film Blue Diner (WGBH/PBS). Mr. Wheeler assisted his father David Wheeler on No Man’s Land at the American Repertory Theatre, Book of Grace with Company One, and Burn This at Trinity Rep, among many others. As an actor: Mr. Wheeler has appeared onstage at Harbor Stage, American Repertory Theatre, Huntington, New Rep, Lyric Stage, Commonwealth Shakespeare Co., WHAT, Publick Theater, Underground Railway/Central Square, Wellesley Summer Theatre, Shakespeare Now, Stoneham Theater, and Vineyard Playhouse. Mr. Wheeler studied theatre & film at Cornell University with David Feldshuh and received his MFA from the American Film Institute (AFI).
This Is Our Youth features the return of Jimi Stanton and Amanda Collins from Gloucester Stage’s critically acclaimed 2012 production of 9 Circles and the Gloucester Stage debut of Elliot Norton Award winning actor Alex Pollock. A playwright as well as an actor, Jimi Stanton is the author of the play Outside the Wire which was produced at the Boston Center for the Arts in 2011, and at this year’s Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. Amanda Collin’s regional theatre credits include The Seagull and Church with Harbor Stage Company; A Behanding in Spokane, The Bald Soprano, Speech and Debate, Shortstack, Colorado, and What Then with Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater; When The World Was Green and An Ideal Husband at American Stage in Florida; The Island of Slaves with Orfeo Group; and Brecht’s The Life of Galileo with Underground Railway. Ms. Collins is a member of Theatre Espresso, performing interactive, historical dramas at schools and courthouses across New England. She received a BA in History and Theatre from Regis College. GSC newcomer Alex Pollock has appeared in The Seagull, and Sticks and Bones with Harbor Stage Company; Our Town with the Huntington Theatre Company; A Behanding in Spokane and Daughter of Venus with Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater; and Little Black Dress at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. In 2011, Mr. Pollock received an Elliot Norton Award for his work as KJ in The Aliens with Company One, and in 2005 he was awarded a Princess Grace Award for his acting.
This Is Our Youth runs from August 8 through August 25 at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. The performance schedule for This Is Our Youth is Thursday, August 8 through Saturday, August 10 at 8 pm; Wednesday, August 14 through Saturday, August 17 at 8 pm Wednesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 24 at 8 pm; Saturday matinees on August 10, August 17 and August 24 at 3 pm and Sunday performances on August 11, August 18 and August 25 at 4 pm. Ticket prices are $40 for all performances. Senior citizen & student tickets are $35 for all performances. For reservations or further information, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com.
You know how we love to promote taking your kids to see live music. Well for all of you who say, “Yeah, yeah, Ok. Someday we’ll do that,” this Wednesday & Thursday are your some-days. Lisa Smith sent the following video preview and a little note about it:
Here is a sneak peek of the musical “Oliver” a 5th Grade production at Beeman Memorial School Performances are on April 10 & 11 at 7PM. Heidi Dallin directs this production, Beth Goldberg is musical director.
Or you could both go this weekend. If you’ve never seen Holiday Delights before, don’t miss it this year. No, it’s not JUST for parents of kids who are in it. This is a professional production that you will actually enjoy. And when you see one of these young actors in a major film, you’ll be able to say, I saw that kid when . . . Plus, If you bring your kids (and grandkids) they’ll just love it!
Lisa Smith from Cape Ann TV produced this charming video promoting this week’s production of Wizard of Oz at Beeman School directed by Heidi Dallin. Check out the press release below:
The Beeman Elementary School Chorus presents The Wizard of Oz on Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 7:00PM at Beeman School, 138 Cherry Street, Gloucester. All tickets for the production are $5.00 each and will be sold at the door the night of the performance.
This endearing classic story celebrates friendship, inner strength, and the true meaning of home. The play features the classic songs: Follow The Yellow Brick Road, Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, If I Only Had a Brain, If I Were the King of the Forest and Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
The production features 25 fourth and fifth grade Beeman students and is directed by Beeman Music teacher Beth Goldberg and Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop director and actress Heidi Dallin.
From Heidi Dallin-
Over 500 people attended the Cape Ann Symphony’s Koto Magic Concert on Sunday, March 27 at the Fuller Auditorium. Over $2200 in funds were raised for Japan relief and over 400 handmade paper cranes were given to audience members that donated to the International Red Cross for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan. Cape Ann Symphony donated a percentage of ticket proceeds from the concert and raised additional funds through donations from the audience to aid Japan Relief efforts.
Cape Ann Symphony President Tom Class told the audience that it was "purely coincidental that we would be featuring the Koto at this time, but wonderfully appropriate under the circumstances and we will donate a percentage of the proceeds of our ticket sales to the International Red Cross for Japanese relief." He then invited the audience to donate as well, in return for which each person would receive a small origami crane, created by the Boston Origami Project, whose members handmade the colorful printed cranes in a variety of colors and prints including tie dye, flowers, polka dots and animal prints in the Fuller lobby all afternoon. According to Cape Ann Symphony principal oboist Akane Inoue who organized the collaboration with the Boston Origami Project, “We are so happy for the tremendous outpouring of support from the Cape Ann Symphony audience!”
President Class reported that Conductor Yoichi Udagawa’s family in Japan, together with the families of several other Japanese members of our orchestra including Akane Inoue, was safe. "We are grateful for that," he said. "But we should also be mindful of the great need and thankful that we can do our small part to help." "It is so gratifying to be a part of such a generous organization as the Cape Ann Symphony," declared Maestro Udagawa.
The Koto, an ancient Japanese stringed instrument, whose origins date back 1500 years was featured at the concert. This beautiful, harp-like instrument was played by soloist Yuki Yasuda in two original pieces with the orchestra commissioned by Cape Ann Symphony, East Wind, composed by Takashi Koto and Concertino No. 3 for Koto and Orchestra by Martin Schreiner. Both composers were in attendance and received standing ovations.
The program also included Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri and Dvorak’s Symphony No.8, which received a standing ovation at the close of the concert.
If you would like to donate to the Japan Relief effort by the Cape Ann Symphony, you may send your check, made out to the Red Cross and marked for Japan Relief, to Cape Ann Symphony, P.O. Box 1343, Gloucester, MA 01930
.Conceived and directed by Heidi Dallin with music direction by Gloucester Public Schools’ Helen Greene, choreography by Windhover’s Carol Burnham, set design by Susan Frey, costume design Linda Stockman and lighting design by Brendan Marr.December 16 through December 19 at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.
Performance times are 7 pm on December 16, December 17 and December 18 and 3 pm on December 18 and December 19. Ticket prices are $15 for Adults; $12 for Senior Citizens, $8 for Students and $6 for Children under 12.
For tickets and further information, call 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.org
Enjoy meeting the cast and some music from Holiday Delights.
GLOUCESTER STAGE YOUTH ACTING WORKSHOPS
ACCEPTING STUDENTS FOR
THE FALL SESSION
Gloucester Stage proudly announces the Fall Session of Youth Acting Workshops for children ages 6 to 18 to discover their creative potential. The six week Youth Acting Workshop Fall Session taught by award winning actress Heidi Dallin will be held Saturdays beginning October 2. Each class is two hours per week and the students are divided in classes according to age. The Fall Session follows the highly successful Summer Session in July and August which boasted the highest enrollment in the program’s history. During the 2010 Summer Session students were given the opportunity to work side by side with professional playwrights, actors and directors from Gloucester Stage. YAW students had leading roles in new plays by Joanna Rush and Gloucester Stage Founding Artistic Director Israel Horovitz during the 2010 Summer Session. Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops help students build self confidence and develop communication skills to use in their daily life as well as give them the opportunity to learn about the skills necessary for professional theatre. A professional training program, Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops encourage students to discover and nurture their creative potential. The workshops include an introduction to theatre basics such as theatre games, improvisation, movement, vocal and physical expression, character preparation, scene study, storytelling, writing, public speaking and confidence building training. All classes are held at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester. Class size is limited and registration is on a first come basis. To register, call 978-283-6688.
Pictured: Youth Acting Workshop Students
Teacher Heidi Dallin directs the students
Last Chance to See World Premiere at Gloucester Stage
Discount Tickets Available for Cape Ann Residents
Gloucester Stage announces the world premiere of Kelly Younger’s humorous and heartbreaking Tender through July 25 in the air-conditioned comfort of Gloucester Stage Company at 267 East Main St., Gloucester, MA. Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Eric C. Engel, all that is tender is not green in this new play by Kelly Younger, one of America’s emerging playwrights. In this poignant and hilarious family drama, the family home, wallpapered with a lifetime of I.O.U’s, is about to go into foreclosure and Christopher, the Patron Saint of Travelers, is on standby as the family deals with today’s absurd pressures, while facing difficult decisions about the their home, each other and a Winnebago. The new play features Richard McElvain, Denise Cormier and Brendan Powers. A limited amount of discount tickets are available to Cape Ann residents for the Wednesday and Thursday 8 pm performances. For these performances only, Cape Ann residents can purchase half price tickets for $18.50. Advance reservations are strongly suggested to ensure tickets at the discounted price Year round Cape Ann residents must identify themselves as Cape Ann residents when making a reservation and proof of residency must be presented at the box office the night of the performance. The performance schedule for Tender is Wednesday, July 21 through Saturday, July 24 at 8 pm, Saturday matinee on July 24 at 3 pm & Sunday performance on July 25 at 4 pm.. . Gloucester Stage is handicapped accessible. Ticket prices are $37 for all other performances. Senior citizen & student tickets are $32 for all other performances. For reservations or further information, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.org.
Attached: See Production Photos of Tender
Photo Credit: Shawn G. Henry
Gloucester Stage Company has announced its winter session of Youth Acting Workshops for children ages 6 to 17.
The six-week workshop, taught by award-winning actress Heidi Dallin, will be held Saturdays beginning Feb. 7. All classes are held at Gloucester Stage Co., 267 East Main St., Gloucester.
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