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Gloucester Stage Company Jalapenos Fundraiser

Heidi writes,

On Monday, July 31 from 5pm to close, we will be holding a fundraiser for Gloucester Stage at Jalapenos (86 Main St) in downtown Gloucester. 10% of proceeds from everything we order at Jalapenos (including drinks and take-out!) will be donated to Gloucester Stage. We will also be raffling off some fun prizes.

PLAYTIME STORIES CELEBRATES VIRGINIA LEE BURTON ON JULY 15

Live Theater Performances at Gloucester Stage for Young Audience Members Age 2 and Older

Gloucester Stage Company proudly announces A Celebration of local author Virginia Lee Burton at Playtime Stories,  on Saturday, July 15 at 10 am at Gloucester Stage, 267, East Main Street, Gloucester. An engaging combination of children’s stories and live performances for ages 2 and older, Playtime Stories offers young children the unique opportunity to experience the fun and magic of live theater as they watch their favorite books come to life onstage. Following the performance audience members will be invited to join the Playtime Stories Company in fun and interactive workshops relating to the story. Each Saturday the Playtime Stories Company, consisting of members of Gloucester Stage’s apprentice company, veteran Youth Acting Workshop students and special guest narrators will perform a children’s story against the backdrop of the story’s illustrations as well as create a dynamic weekly series of interactive events related to the story. Saturday, July 15 the stories are Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel The Little House narrated by Danvers native and 2016 Education Apprentice Sarah Vandewalle and performed by Youth Acting Workshop students and members of the 2017 Apprentice Company. According to Youth Acting Workshop Director and Teacher Heidi Dallin, “We had a great response to the Playtime Stories program over the past two summers. It is a terrific way for YAW to reach out to younger audiences to spark their excitement in live performance. Many of the veteran YAW students in the Playtime Stories Company have been involved in the YAW program since they were 5 years old and now they will inspire the next generation of YAW students!” Each week through August 19 Playtime Stories explores different stories ranging from classic fairy tales to new stories to works by local authors.  July 15 is a A Celebration of Cape Ann author Virginia Lee Burton with the books: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Little House

Playtime Stories at Gloucester Stage, 267, East Main Street, Gloucester runs throughSaturday, August 19. Upcoming books to be read and performed by the Playtime StoriesCompany include; July 22: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, Doctor De Soto, The Little Mouse, the Ripe Red Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear ; July 29: Where the Wild Things Are andCorduroy ; August 5 Dr. Seuss Celebration: Oh, the Places You’ll Go and Green Eggs and Ham with more stories to be announced for August 12 and August 19. All Playtime Storyperformances are held at 10 am at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Admission is $5. For more information or tickets, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com

THE RAINMAKER OPENS AT GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY!

N. Richard Nash’s The Rainmaker Opens at

Gloucester Stage

Captivating Classic Set for Limited Run in Gloucester

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with N. Richard Nash’s moving American classic The Rainmaker from July 14 through August 5 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Set in the time of a paralyzing drought in Depression-era America, The Rainmaker tells the story of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinsterish Lizzie Curry, whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her marriage prospects as they are about their dying cattle. Enter Starbuck, the consummate con man, who promises to solve all their problems, for a fee. Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh, The Rainmaker cast features Brian Homer as Starbuck; Jessica Bates as Lizzie Curry; David DeBeck as H.C. Curry, the patriarch of the Curry family; Joe Short and Sean McCoy as the Curry brothers; Dave Rich as File and longtime Gordon College Professor of Theater Arts Norm Jones as Sheriff Thomas. N. Richard Nash’s most celebrated play, The Rainmaker, appeared in all three mediums; on Broadway in 1954, as a motion picture starring Katharine Hepburn in 1956, and as a television production in 1982. A musical version of The Rainmaker, entitled 110 Degrees in the Shade, debuted on Broadway in 1963.

N. Richard Nash studied philosophy and literature at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1934. While in school he directed plays at Bryn Mawr, a nearby women’s college, and received great reviews for a play he wrote featuring only female characters. Nash received the Maxwell Anderson Verse Drama award in 1940 for Parting at Imsdorf. His plays include Second Best Bed (1946), The Young and Fair (1948), See the Jaguar (1952), Girls of Summer (1956), Handful of Fire (1958), and the musical WILDCAT(1960). During the 1950s Mr. Nash was one of six writers selected by producer Fred Coe to create serious drama for television. His screenplay credits include Nora Prentiss (1946), Dear Wife (1950), and Top of the World (1955). Adapting the works of others, he wrote the script for The Sainted Sisters (1948) and Porgy and Bess (1959). Later in his career, Mr. Nash focused on writing novels. “East Wind, Rain” (1977), inspired by his time serving with the Office of War Information during World War II, took seven years to research. Other novels include Cry Macho (1975) and Radiance (1983). Mr. Nash also lectured on drama and philosophy at colleges and universities throughout the United States. He died on Dec. 11, 2000, in New York City at the age of eighty-seven.

A native Bostonian who now lives & works as an actor in NYC, Brian Homer has performed in numerous Off-Broadway productions, including Theater for a New Audience’s repertory production of Richard II/Richard III, Seattle Repertory Theater’s premiere of Rebecca Gilman’s Spinning Into Butter, and the New Repertory Theater’s world premiere of Stephen Belber’s Drifting Elegant. An actor as well as a theater arts educator, Mr. Homer holds an MFA in Acting from Brandies University where he studied with Robert Walsh.

All photos Gary Ng

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PLAYTIME STORIES RETURNS TO GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY ON JULY 8 

PLAYTIME STORIES RETURNS TO GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY ON JULY 8 

Live Theater Performances for Young Audience Members Age 2 and Older

Gloucester Stage Company proudly announces Playtime Stories, an engaging combination of children’s stories and live performances for ages 2 and older, on Saturday, July 8 at 10 am at Gloucester Stage, 267, East Main Street, Gloucester and runs through Saturday, August 19.Playtime Stories offers young children the unique opportunity to experience the fun and magic of live theater as they watch their favorite books come to life onstage. Following the performance audience members will be invited to join the Playtime Stories Company in fun and interactive workshops relating to the story. Each Saturday the Playtime Stories Company, consisting of members of Gloucester Stage’s apprentice company, veteran Youth Acting Workshop students and special guest narrators will perform a children’s story against the backdrop of the story’s illustrations as well as create a dynamic weekly series of interactive events related to the story. According to Youth Acting Workshop Director and Teacher Heidi Dallin, “We had a great response to the Playtime Stories program over the past two summers. It is a terrific way for YAW to reach out to younger audiences to spark their excitement in live performance. Many of the veteran YAW students in the Playtime Stories Company have been involved in the YAW program since they were 5 years old and now they will inspire the next generation of YAW students!” Each week from July 8 through August 19Playtime Stories explores different stories ranging from classic fairy tales to new stories to works by local authors.  July 8 is a A Celebration of author Eric Carle with the books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar; The Grouchy Ladybug and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me.   Upcoming books to be read and performed by the Playtime Stories Company include July 15: A Celebration of Virginia Lee Burton with Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel; July 22: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, Doctor De Soto, The Little Mouse, the Ripe Red Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear ; July 29: Where the Wild Things Are and Corduroy ; August 5 Dr. Seuss Celebration: Oh, the Places You’ll Go and Green Eggs and Ham with more stories to be announced for August 12 and August 19. All Playtime Story performances are held at 10 amat Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Admission is $5. For more information or tickets, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visitwww.gloucesterstage.com

“Bank Job” at Gloucester Stage Features High-Energy Comic Performances

By Tom Hauck

In its New England Premiere through June 10 at the Gloucester Stage Company, Bank Job delivers superb comic performances by a quintet of actors who literally throw themselves into their roles. The setup is simple: After pulling off their heist, two bumbling bank robbers (Paul Melendy and Nael Nacer) flee to the bank’s executive washroom, where they intend to escape out the window to freedom. Their plan is complicated by a woman who happens to be using one of the stalls (Shuyi Jia, a GSC newcomer), an investigating cop (Johnny Lee Davenport), and finally a bystander (Richard McElvain).

It’s a ninety-minute cavalcade of broad-brush comic acting, with the ensemble wringing every outlandish emotion and possibility for disaster from the script by playwright John Kolvenbach. There are a few introspective moments; a welcome respite from the nonstop wackiness is ably delivered by Johnny Lee Davenport as he soberly reflects on his failed marriages and lost dreams.

Directed by Robert Walsh, Bank Job features an evocative set design by Jon Savage. The upscale wood paneling and muted lighting are enhanced by real washroom fixtures provided by Frank Webb’s Bath Center. Within this cloistered arena these five outstanding actors are able to cut loose and flex their comic skills. For tickets, call 978-281-4433, or visit http://www.gloucesterstage.com.From left: Johnny Lee Davenport, Nael Nacer, Paul Melendy, and Shuyi Jia

Photo: Gary Ng

BOSTON CRITICS RECOGNIZE GSC FOR EIGHT IRNE AWARDS!!

Will Lyman in Israel Horovitz’s Man in Snow Photo by Gary Ng

Boston Critics‏ Recognize Gloucester Stage Company’s 2016 Season

Non-Profit Theater Receives Eight IRNE Award Nominations

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) recently announced the nominees for the 21st Annual IRNE Awards. Gloucester Stage Company received a total of eight nominations for the 2016 season. The IRNE Awards honor the best of the previous year’s actors, directors, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, midsize and fringe theater companies in the New England area.

The nominations for Gloucester Stage’s 2016 season include two for Israel Horovitz’s Man in Snow: Best New Play and Best Lighting Design: Mark O’Maley; three for Deborah Zoe Laufer’s The Last Schwartz: Best Actress-PlayMidsize: Brianne Beatrice, Best Actor-Play-Midsize: Paul Melendy and Best Supporting Actress-Play-Midsize: Andrea Goldman; and three nominations for Peter Shaffer’sLettice and Lovage: Best Actress-PlayMidsize: Lindsay Crouse; Best Supporting Actress-Play-Midsize: Marya Lowry and Best Director-Play-Midsize: Benny Sato Ambush. In 2014 Gloucester resident and Academy Award nominee Lindsay Crouse won the IRNE Award forBest Actress-PlayMidsize for her performance in GSC’s 2013 production of Driving Miss Daisy directed by Benny Sato Ambush.Ms. Crouse returns to GSC in 2017 in the New England premiere of Lucy Prebble’s The Effect from June 16 through July 8.

The winners will be announced at the 21st Annual IRNE Awards to be held on Monday, April 24th, at 7:30 p.m. at the 1200 Hotel Ballroom (Holiday Inn) in Brookline, MA, just outside Kenmore Square. Tickets, as always, will be free, courtesy of the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE). They  are soliciting donations to help cover expenses for the event. Donations can be made athttps://www.youcaring.com/irneawards-769410

The Gloucester Stage 2017 season opens on May 19 with John Kolvenbach’s Bank Job directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring Johnny Lee Davenport and Nael Nacer. For information about Gloucester Stage, or to purchase single tickets or subscription packages, call the Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visitwww.gloucesterstage.com.

Marya Lowry and Lindsay Crouse in Lettice and Lovage Photo by Kippy Goldfarb/Carolle Photography

Humor for Humanity: Jimmy Tingle at the Gloucester Stage Company

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Jimmy Tingle

In the Age of Trump

at Gloucester Stage on January 28

 

Gloucester Stage Company presents Humor for Humanity: JimmyTingle in the Age of Trump at 7:30 pm on Saturday, January 28 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester MA. Tickets are $25. For tickets and further information, visitwww.gloucesterstage.com or call 978-281-4433. Tingle brought his hilarious, thought provoking and politically charged one-man show based on his 2016 run for the presidency, Jimmy Tingle for Presidentto GSC in October 2016 for one sold out show. On Saturday, January 28, he brings his newest work, Humor for Humanity: Jimmy Tinglein the Age of Trump to Gloucester Stage for one night only. Picking up where his Presidential campaign left off, Jimmy Tingle continues to expand the Humor for Humanity footprint, impact and movement with passion, creativity and optimism, reminding audiences that ultimately humor, humanity and the principles of the United States of America will prevail!. Humor for Humanity is a new social enterprise founded by comedian Jimmy Tingle that aspires to use entertainment for purposes beyond entertainment! According toTingle, “Our mission is to help raise spirits, funds and awareness for non-profits, charities and social causes through social media, traditional media and live events. Our Mission is Their Mission. Humor for Humanity; Humor and Helping; Humor and Healing; Humor and Hope; HaH! HaH! HaH!”

From 60 Minutes II and MSNBC, comedian and commentator Jimmy Tingle captures the sweet spot between Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. His unique brand of topical yet timeless comedy is as insightful as it is hilarious. Jimmy Tingle will make you laugh, make you think, and make you feel better with his clean, funny intelligent humor for audiences of all ages.

In 2010, Jimmy Tingle was chosen to give the Commencement address in front of thousands of people at Harvard. He’d just received his Masters Degree in Public Administration. Being that he was in the midst of many great academic minds, Tingle felt he should explain himself. “I’m a comedian by profession and have traveled all over the world performing stand-up comedy,” he said. “I don’t want to brag, but two years ago I performed in Europe. I’d just like to say excellent country!” He punctuated it with an enthusiastic thumbs-up gesture.

As the students, families and faculty erupted with laughter, Tingle went on to explain, “People asked me all year why would a comedian want to go to The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. I told them: ‘the same reason all of you wanted to go to Harvard… We got in!”

Yes, there was that. But also, as a political humorist he wanted to dive deeper into those murky waters of politics.jtingle_humorforhumanity

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PHOTOS AND HATS OFF TO HEIDI DALLIN AND THE FABULOUS-IN-EVERYWAY CAST AND CREW OF HOLIDAY DELIGHTS!

Holiday Delights is a beautiful and uplifting celebration of traditional and new holiday stories, song, and dance. And very Gloucestercentric, in funny and witty ways. Our community is blessed to have Gloucester Stage Company and the simply amazing, phenomenal, wonderful Heidi Dallin. Thank you Heidi, Gloucester Stage Company, staff, volunteers, and our rising young stars for an outstanding Holiday Delights 2016.

Happy Birthday Heidi!

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ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE LINDSAY CROUSE AND RADIO PERSONALITY CHRISTOPHER LYDON STAR IN ONE-NIGHT ONLY PERFORMANCE OF DYLAN THOMAS’ “A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES”

unnamed-1Gloucester Stage proudly presents a one-night only benefit performance of Dylan Thomas’ moving holiday classic, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and starring Gloucester Stage favorite: Academy Award nominee and Gloucester resident Lindsay Crouse, and host of WBUR’s Open Source, Christopher Lydon on December 16 at 7:30 pm at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. All proceeds from the evening benefit Gloucester Stage, a 37 year old non-profit professional theatre. The festive evening begins with a special Backstage Pre-Show reception featuring hors d’oeuvres from Willow Rest, fine wine, and craft beer, plus an exclusive opportunity to explore behind-the-scenes at Gloucester Stage. At 7:30 a short live auction of unique items begins on the stage led by auctioneer Jeff Zinn, Gloucester Stage’s Managing Director, followed by music from Meridian featuring Olivia Gale and Colin de la Barre, then the main event, a one-time only performance of Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Following the performance the cast and audience can enjoy a fine dessert buffet and gourmet coffees in the lobby. Tickets are $150 per person for the entire evening of events including the backstage pre-show reception, performance and post-show dessert buffet, or $75-$50 per person for the performance and post-show dessert buffet only. All proceeds benefit Gloucester Stage. For more information and to purchase tickets, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com

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GLOUCESTER STAGE PRESENTS HOLIDAY DELIGHTS (Hurry Up and Get Your Tickets NOW!)

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Present

HOLIDAYDELIGHTS

The Holiday Season Event for All Ages Returns

For Eighth Year

The Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops proudly present Holiday Delights on December 9, December 10 and December 11 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester. Holiday Delights features a cast of over 40 young people ranging in age from 6 to 16, all students in Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops. This family holiday event marks the eighth time in Gloucester Stage history that a production has featured a cast of student actors from the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop Program. First produced in 2007, Holiday Delights has become an audience favorite and Cape Ann holiday tradition. Conceived and directed by Gloucester Stage YAW Director and teacher Heidi Dallin, Holiday Delights is a festive evening of stories, songs, and dance recounting the special traditions that other cultures and families experience as seen through one young girl’s magical journey on Christmas Eve to discover what is really important during the holiday season. Holiday Delights performance times are 7:30 pm onDecember 9 and 2 pm on December 10 and 11. 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 visitwww.gloucesterstage.com

The 2016 edition of Holiday Delights features the journey of Meagan, a young girl who discovers the spirit and the joys of the holiday season as she faces the unhappy prospect of leaving her beloved hometown of Gloucester and moving with her family to a new home in Michigan. Meagan’s special Christmas Eve journey helps her to realize and appreciate the importance of her family and friends as well as her own special holiday traditions. During her Christmas Eve travels with Mrs. Claus and the elves, she celebrates Hanukkah, travels back in time to turn of the century Gloucester to see her Italian-Irish ancestors celebrate the holidays, meets famous characters including The Cratchit Family and the young Ebenezer and Fan Scrooge from Charles Dickens’A Christmas Carol, and new to this year’s show. Cindy Lou Who, The Grinch and the residents of Whoville, and Charlie Brown and his friends.

All Photos by Gary Ng

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“Jimmy Tingle for President” at Gloucester Stage On Saturday, October 29

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Gloucester Stage Company and Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage present Jimmy Tingle for President at 7:30 pm on Saturday, October 29 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester MA. Tickets are $25. For tickets and further information, visit www.gloucesterstage.com or call 978-281-4433. From 60 Minutes II and MSNBC, comedian and commentator Jimmy Tingle captures the sweet spot between Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. His unique brand of topical yet timeless comedy is as insightful as it is hilarious. Jimmy Tingle will make you laugh, make you think, and make you feel better with his clean, funny intelligent humor for audiences of all ages.

As the upcoming 2016 Presidential election season unfolds against the backdrop of Donald Trump and the Republican candidates on the right and Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on the left, Jimmy Tingle has constructed another hilarious, thought provoking and politically charged one-man show based on his 2016 run for the presidency. As the founder of Humor for Humanity, Tingle is running on his comedic record. The campaign underlines his passion and creative thinking on every issue the next president must grapple with from money in politics and free speech to climate change, immigration, gun safety and technology. Despite the seriousness of the issues confronting America and the world, Jimmy Tingle for President is the Funniest Campaign in History.

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THE (FANTASTIC) REVIEWS ARE IN FOR “MAN IN SNOW”!

unnamed-1unnamed-2“…’Man In Snow’ reflects the tautness of construction and vividness of expression that have long been among the hallmarks of Horovitz… Will Lyman is utterly convincing. “
-Don Aucoin,

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“Man in Snow is emblematic of how much artistic vitality there is at Gloucester Stage in the here and now.” -Ed Siegel, The Arteryunnamed-1Will Lyman* and Ron Nakahara*. Photo courtesy Gary Ng.

Click here to listen to last week’s edition of The Gloucestercast featuring Israel Horovitz and Heidi Dallin. Learn all about Israel’s journey bringing this incredible story to life on stage.

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Join the Gloucester Stage Company on Saturday, October 8 at 2pm for the
Pay-What-You-Wish performance of Man in Snow!

Interested in learning more about how Man in Snow was brought to life on stage? Stop by GSC following the 2pm performances on Sunday, October 9 and 16 for a talk back with the cast, crew, and Mr. Horovitz.

Man in Snow is written and directed by Israel Horovitz and will run until October 23.

ISRAEL HOROVITZ “MAN IN SNOW” WORLD PREMIERE THURSDAY NIGHT!

unnamedThe Gloucester Stage Company is excited to present the world premiere of Founding Artistic Director, Israel Horovitz’s newest play, Man In Snow. A drama suffused with relational cues and miscues, we follow the varied passions of a family seeking resolutions to the highs and lows of the mountains we climb in life. This is passionate, compelling storytelling that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

To learn more about Man in Snow, check out our podcast interview with director Israel Horovitz and Heid Dallin here.

To purchase tickets and show times visit the Gloucester Stage website here.

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NEW YOUTH ACTING WORKSHOP PROGRAM SET TO BEGIN AT GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY

Charlie_DSC8000 Maya_FinnB_DSC8053 FALL Session 2016 Starts on

Friday, September 9 For Children &

Saturday, September 10 For Teens

Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops is accepting students 5-19 for the Fall Session.  The six week Youth Acting Workshop Fall Session meets for a total of four hours per week through Saturday, October 15. The Fall Session features expanded class hours & lower tuition. The Fall 2016 Session features Acting Instruction taught by award winning actress, Harvard graduate and Gloucester native Heidi Dallin; Lighting Design taught by GSC Master Electrician PJ Strachman; Sound Design taught by The Totalitarians Sound Designer David Remedios and a special course incorporating play writing, dramaturgy and music in “How To Make A Musical” taught by guest instructor Tufts graduate and Danvers native Sarah Vandewalle.

Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops are designed to provide young people an outlet to nurture their creative potential through developing self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills to use in their daily life as well as introducing them to the skills necessary for professional theatre.

Registration is open for the FALL 2016 Session. Students are divided in classes according to age.  The Children’s Class (ages 5-10) meets Fridays, 4-6pm and Saturdays, 11-1pm. The Teen Class (ages 11-19) meets Saturdays, 9-1pm Class size is limited and registration is on a first come basis. For class times and schedules and to register, call978-283-6688 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com.Charlie_H_Lucy_DSC7962

GSC Youth Acting Workshop Students in Action.

All Photos by Gary Ng

 

Gloucester Stage Never Dark Series Brings Together Two Capes

unnamedGloucester Stage Company’s NeverDark Series hosts two powerhouse writer/director/actors: Brendan Hughes and Brenda Withers this August. Their presence marks the beginning of a promised collaboration between two capes: Cape Ann and Cape Cod. On Tuesday, August 9 at 7:30 pm Brendan Hughes performs The Pizzicato Effect, a comic one-man show he created. On Tuesday, August 23 at 7:30 pm Gloucester Stage presents a staged reading of Brenda Withers’ newest play, String Around My Finger.

When Managing Director, Jeff Zinn, took the helm at GSC in October, 2015, he brought with him a network of artists from his longtime association with another seaside theater, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT.) Hughes was first hired to direct several productions at WHAT and later served as “impresario” of the Harbor Stage venue. There, he formed a company-within-the-company, attracting top flight actors including Brenda Withers, already well known for penning the play Matt & Ben with Mindy Kaling.
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Gloucester Stage’s Artistic Director Bob Walsh Opens SONGS FOR NEW A WORLD

unnamed Photo_7_3847.LowRes ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ROBERT WALSH BRINGS JASON ROBERT BROWN’S POWERFUL SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD TO GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY

Song Cycle Features Cast of Broadway Veterans including Tony Award Nominee Barbara Walsh & Rockport’s Wendy Waring

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 37th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with a limited run of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs For A New World from August 4 through August 27 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Songs For A New World with music and lyrics by three time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown is a stirring musical journey examining the moments of decision and difficult choices faced in everyday life. Known for such Broadway hits as Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas, andThe Last Five Years, Mr. Brown artfully blends pop, jazz and gospel in solos and ensemble styles to create this inspiring song cycle.  Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh, the production features four singers including Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh, Broadway veterans Rockport’s Wendy Waring and Jack Donahue, Berklee College of Music graduate Chris Pittman and  Brandeis’ Nyah Macklin, all four in their Gloucester Stage debut. According to Director and GSC Artistic Director Walsh, “Songs For A New World is an enthralling evening of storytelling through song and movement reminiscent of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in ParisWe are so fortunate to have such a talented group of actor-singers to bring this work to our audience. It’s a particular treat to work with my cousin Barbara again after so many years!  Wendy, Jack, Chris and Nyah are also incredibly fun, hugely talented and all working together in such a fun way – it’s a thrill!”

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Playtime Stories at the Gloucester Stage Co Continues: New Stories and Activities

PLAYTIME STORIES EXTENDED THROUGH  AUGUST:

New Stories and Activities for GSC’s Youngest Audiences

SATURDAY, JULY 30 10AM

Rumpelstiltskin and Winnie The Pooh

And Now August Performances Starting With

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 10 AM

The Little Prince and Madeline

AT GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY

Live Theater Performances and Activities for Young Audience Members Age 2 and Older

 

Gloucester Stage Company proudly continues Playtime Stories, an engaging combination of children’s stories, live performances and activities for ages 2 and older, on Saturday, July 30 at 10 am with Rumpelstiltskin and Winnie The Pooh at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester. Playtime Stories offers young children the unique opportunity to experience the fun and magic of live theater as they watch their favorite books come to life onstage. Following the performance audience members will be invited to join the Playtime Stories Company in fun and interactive workshops relating to the story. Each Saturday the Playtime Stories Company, consisting of members of Gloucester Stage’s apprentice company, veteran Youth Acting Workshop students and special guest narrators will perform a children’s story against the backdrop of the story’s illustrations as well as create a dynamic weekly series of interactive events related to the story. Each week Playtime Stories explores different stories ranging from classic fairy tales to new stories to works by local authors. Upcoming performances include:   July 30Rumpelstiltskin and Winnie The Pooh; August 6: The Little Prince and Madeline; August 13: Eric Carle Day: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? ; August 20: Guest Narrator award winning actress Dossy Peabody reads Make Way For Ducklings; Pat the Bunny and Junket Is Nice; August 27:Corduroy and Lily’s Plastic Purse. All Playtime Story performances are held at 10 am at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Admission is $5. Advance reservations available. For more information, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com

 

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PLAYTIME STORIES CONTINUES WITH DR. SEUSS DAY

AT GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY ON SATURDAY, JULY 16

Live Theater Performances and Activities for Young Audience Members Age 2 and Older

Gloucester Stage Company proudly continues Playtime Stories, an engaging combination of children’s stories, live performances and activities for ages 2 and older, on Saturday, July 16 at 10 am at Gloucester Stage, 267, East Main Street, Gloucester. Playtime Stories offers young children the unique opportunity to experience the fun and magic of live theater as they watch their favorite books come to life onstage. Following the performance audience members will be invited to join the Playtime Stories Company in fun and interactive workshops relating to the story. Each Saturday the Playtime Stories Company, consisting of members of Gloucester Stage’s apprentice company, veteran Youth Acting Workshop students and special guest narrators will perform a children’s story against the backdrop of the story’s illustrations as well as create a dynamic weekly series of interactive events related to the story. Each week Playtime Stories explores different stories ranging from classic fairy tales to new stories to works by local authors. The books for included for July 16: Dr. Seuss Day: What Pet Should I Get?; The Cat in the Hat and The Lorax; July 23: Virginia Lee Burton Day: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Little House; July 30Rumpelstiltskin and Where the Wild Things Are.  All Playtime Story performances are held at 10 am at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Admission is $5. For more information, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visitwww.gloucesterstage.com

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