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

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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”!

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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

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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.

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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

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Rumpelstiltskin and Winnie The Pooh

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The Little Prince and Madeline

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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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PLAYTIME STORIES CONTINUES WITH CURIOUS GEORGE AND LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO

AT GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY ON SATURDAY, JULY 9

Live Theater Performances of Classic Stories 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 9 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 July 9 areCurious George and Little Bunny Foo Foo. Other Stories planned for July include July 16: Dr. Seuss Day: What Pet Should I Get? and The Cat in the Hat; July 23: Virginia Lee Burton Day: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shoveland 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 978-281-4433or visit www.gloucesterstage.com

DEBORAH ZOE LAUFER & PAULA PLUM REUNITE FOR NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE OF THE LAST SCHWARTZ AT GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY

unnamedGloucester Stage Company continues its 37th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England premiere of Deborah Zoe Laufer’s The Last Schwartz opening on July 7 and running through July 30 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA., A funny and provocative look at family life, The Last Schwartz takes place in the Catskills as the Schwartz family gathers on the one year anniversary of their father’s passing. Playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer made her Gloucester Stage debut during the 2015 season with Out of Sterno, which earned high critical acclaim and audience accolades during its smash hit GSC run. The Last Schwartz reunites Laufer with GSC Out of Sterno director Paula Plum. An award winning actress and GSC favorite, Plum returns to stage Laufer’s comic drama spiced with intrigue featuring a cast including returning GSC actors Brianne Beatrice and Paul Melendy, and GSC newcomers Andrea Goldman, Gabriel Kuttner, Glen Moore and Veronica Anastasio Wiseman.

Lynn native actress and director Paula Plum was last seen on the GSC stage in 2014’s Auld Lang Syne opposite her husband Richard Snee. Her GSC directing credits include Out of Sterno and I’m Not Rappaport. Ms. Plum is a founding member of Actors’ Shakespeare Project. She has been Artistic Director of WGBH’s A Christmas Celtic Sojourn since its inception in 2003. Other directing credits include Macbeth and School for Scandal with Actors’ Shakespeare Project; Steel Magnolias at Stoneham Theatre; Jake’s Womenat Merrimack Repertory Theatre; Baltimore Waltz at Lyric Stage; The Lady and the Clarinet at New Ehrlich Theatre; Lone Star and Laundry & Bourbonwith Back Alley Theatre; Tell Me On A Sunday at Stuart St. Theatre; andRomeo and Juliet with Happy Medium Theatre. As the 2009 recipient of the Fox Actor Fellowship, awarded to five actors nationwide, Ms. Plum conducted a workshop at her host theatre, SpeakEasy Stage, entitled Handling the Hot Moments, exploring the ways actors negotiate intimacy on stage. Her article of the same title was published in the October 2011 issue of American Theatre Magazine. While she is best known to GSC audiences as an actress, Ms. Plum is also a playwright, teacher and acting coach. Her most recent play, What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, explores the passions and peccadilloes of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Ms. Plum is the recipient of the Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence, five IRNE awards, two Elliot Norton Awards for Best Actress, and was the 2003 Distinguished Alumna of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts.

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Last Chance To Catch Albatross at Gloucester Stage

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Last Chance To See Award Winning Albatross At Gloucester Stage Company

The critically acclaimed Albatross by Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett runs through July 3 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. The production has been receiving rave reviews and nightly standing ovations during it run in Gloucester. Inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s classic, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Albatross brings Coleridge’s tortured seaman into the present day to recount one man’s doomed journey on the open sea. A fast paced adventure filled with sea battles, storms, and ice-bound ships, Albatross uses visually thrilling stagecraft powered by the latest multimedia technology to bring The Mariner into the modern world. Directed by Rick Lombardo, this rollicking sea yarn features actor and co-author Benjamin Evett recreating his bravura 2015 Elliot Norton-winning solo performance of The Mariner in his Gloucester Stage debut. In 2015 Albatross enjoyed an acclaimed premiere at The Poets’ Theater in Boston winning two Elliot Norton Awards for Outstanding Production by a Small Theater and Outstanding Solo Performance. Following the limited engagement at GSC, Albatross will move to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, 2016 and Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters in New York City in January, 2017.

Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett’s Albatross July 3rd at Gloucester Stage Company. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Single ticket prices are $28 to $38 with discounts available for Senior Citizens and Patrons 25 years old and under. Gloucester Stage Flex Passes for the 2016 Season are also on sale now. All performances are held at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For more information about Gloucester Stage, or to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit http://www.gloucesterstage.com.DSC_7799

 

Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop Summer 2016 Session

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Professional Theater Training for 5 – 18  Year Olds

Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop exposes young people to professional theater during a 6 week acting program for children ages 5 to 18 on Fridays from July 8 through August 12. The Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop provides young people an opportunity to develop self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills to use in their daily life as well as to introduce them to the skills necessary for professional theater. A professional training program, the workshops include an introduction to theater basics such as theater games, improvisation, movement, vocal and physical expression, character preparation, scene study, storytelling, writing, public speaking and confidence building training. Award winning actress Heidi Dallin teaches acting in collaboration with Special Guest Instructors to offer specialized training in theater related disciplines. This summer some of the Guest Instructors will include: Academy nominated actress Lindsay Crouse teaching an Advanced Acting Class;  Elliot Norton Award winning actress Marya Lowry teaching Acting Shakespeare Techniques; and Emerson College trained Dialect Instructor Elizabeth Milanovich  teaching a variety of dialects including Cockney, Proper British, American Southern and Russian. The  2016 Summer Session  begins Friday, July 8 and meets on Fridays for two hours per week through Friday, August 12 at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. The students are divided in classes according to age: Children’s Class: 9 am to 11 am-5 to 8 year olds; Pre-Teen Class: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm-9 to 11 year olds; Teen Class: 2 pm to 4 pm-12 to 18 years old. The Youth Acting Workshop Program received a grant for tuition reduction thanks to sponsorship in part from the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation and John and Mollie Byrnes.  Call Heidi at 978-283-6688 to register or visit www.gloucesterstage.com for more information.

All photos by Gary Ng

PLAYTIME STORIES OPENS FOR 2016 SEASON ON JUNE 18

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Gloucester Stage Presents Live Theater Performances for Young Audiences 

Gloucester Stage Company proudly launches the 2016 season of  Playtime Stories, an engaging combination of children’s stories, live performances and interactive events for ages 3 and older, onSaturday, June 18 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. The company performs a children’s story against the backdrop of the story’s illustrations followed by a weekly series of dynamic interactive events related to the story. According Youth Acting Workshop Director and Teacher Heidi Dallin, “We had a great response to the Playtime Stories program last summer. 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 Playtime Stories explores different stories ranging from classic fairy tales to new stories to works by local authors. The books for June 18 are the classic Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends: Thomas Goes Fishing, Based on The Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry and The Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch. Upcoming books to be read and performed by the Playtime Stories Company include The Three Little Pigs and The Little Red Hen on June 25; Curious George and Little Bunny Foo Foo on July 9. Other Stories planned for July include Virginia Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Rumpelstiltskin, and the Dr. Seuss classics, The Lorax and What Pet Should I Get?  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.comSummer_2015_Edit (1)

The Award Winning Albatross Opens For Limited Run At Gloucester Stage Company

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 Inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s classic, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Albatross brings Coleridge’s tortured seaman into the present day to recount one man’s doomed journey on the open sea. Written by Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett, Albatross, a fast paced adventure filled with sea battles, storms, and ice-bound ships, uses visually thrilling stagecraft powered by the latest multimedia technology to bring The Mariner into the modern world. In his Gloucester Stage debut, actor and co-author Benjamin Evett recreates his bravura 2015 Elliot Norton-winning solo performance of The Mariner in this rollicking sea yarn staged by director Rick Lombardo. Following the limited engagement at GSC, Albatross will enjoy runs at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, 2016 and at 59E59 Theaters in New York City in January, 2017. Albatross runs from June 16th through July 3rd, at Gloucester Stage Company. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm andSaturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Single ticket prices are $28 to $38 with discounts available for Preview Performances, Cape Ann Residents, Senior Citizens and Patrons 25 years old and under. For information about Gloucester Stage, or to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visitwww.gloucesterstage.com

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PLAYTIME STORIES RETURNS TO GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY ON JUNE 18

Live Theater Performances for Young Audience Members Age 3 and Older
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Playtime Stories Company member Ella de Gaspe Beaubien shows off the paper bag puppet she made during a puppet making workshop following the performance

Gloucester Stage Company proudly launches the 2016 season of  Playtime Stories, an engaging combination of children’s stories and live performances for ages 3 and older, on Saturday, June 18 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. According Youth Acting Workshop Director and Teacher Heidi Dallin, “We had a great response to the Playtime Stories program last summer. 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 weekPlaytime Stories explores different stories ranging from classic fairy tales to new stories to works by local authors. The books for June 18 are the classicThomas The Tank Engine and Friends: Thomas Goes Fishing, Based onThe Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry and The Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch. Upcoming books to be read and performed by the Playtime Stories Company include The Three Little Pigs and The Little Red Hen onJune 25; Curious George and Little Bunny Foo Foo on July 9. Other Stories planned for July include Virginia Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Rumpelstiltskin, and the Dr. Seuss classics, The Lorax and What Pet Should I Get?  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

 

GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY LAUNCHES 37th SEASON WITH PETER SHAFFER’S LETTICE AND LOVAGE

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Gloucester Stage Company kicks off the 37th season of producing professional theater on Cape Ann with Peter Shaffer’s Lettice and Lovage opening on May 19 and running through June 11 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Written by Tony Award-winning playwright Peter Shaffer, Lettice and Lovage follows tour guide Lettice Douffet as she leads tours through an obscure English mansion utterly devoid of interest. Lettice decides to “Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten!” her tours by fabricating fanciful stories, which ignites the wrath of her employer, Lotte Schon, an inspector from the Preservation Trust. The battle that ensues rapidly turns to friendship as the ladies embark on a series of escapades in this delightful comedy. Directed by Gloucester Stage veteran Benny Sato Ambush, Lettice and Lovage features Academy Award nominated actress and Gloucester resident Lindsay Crouse as Lettice Douffet, Marya Lowry as Lotte Schon, Mark S. Cohen as Bardolph and Janelle Day Mills as Miss Framer. Lettice and Lovage reunites Lindsay Crouse with director Benny Sato Ambush. The pair collaborated on Gloucester Stage’s critically acclaimed 2013 production of Driving Miss Daisy.

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EXCITING NEWS FOR GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY!


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Best Actress Play Midsize Nominee Amanda Collins and Best Supporting Actress Play Midsize Nominee Jennifer Ellis for Out of Sterno

 

Boston Critics Recognize Gloucester Stage Company’s 2015 Season

Non-Profit Theater Receives Nine IRNE Award Nominations

 

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) recently announced the nominees for the 20th Annual IRNE Awards. Gloucester Stage Company received a total of nine nominations for the 2015 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 Gloucester Stage nominations include two for Deborah Zoe Laufer’sOut of Sterno: Best Actress-PlayMidsize: Amanda Collins; and Best Supporting Actress-Play-Midsize: Jennifer Ellis; two for Israel Horovitz’sGloucester Blue: Best New Play and Best Actor-Play-Midsize: Robert Walsh; one nomination for Enda Walsh’s The New Electric Ballroom:Best Supporting Actor-Play-Midsize: Derry Woodhouse and four nominations for Annie Baker’s The Flick: Best Play-Midsize; BestLighting Design: Russ Swift, Best Actor-Play-Midsize: Nael Nacer andBest Director-Play-Midsize: Bridget Kathleen O’Leary.

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GLOUCESTER STAGE ANNOUNCES 2016 SEASON LINEUP

Gloucester Stage Company: The 2016 Season

 One World Premiere, Two New England Premieres

A Tony Nominee & Elliot Norton Award Winners

Set For 37th Gloucester Stage Season

Gloucester Stage Company Artistic Director, Robert Walsh, recently announced the six-play lineup for Gloucester Stage’s 37th Season of professional theater in Gloucester, Massachusetts. “We are thrilled to announce our 2016 season: every story is a journey and in each of these six journeys you will find adventure, delight, surprise, intrigue and joy,” explains Walsh. The 2016 season features an Israel Horovitz world premiere, two New England premieres, the return of Academy Award-nominated actress, and Gloucester resident, Lindsay Crouse, Managing Director Jeff Zinn’s GSC directorial debut, the re-teaming of last season’s hit, Out of Sterno director Paula Plum and playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer, and the Gloucester Stage debut of Elliot Norton Award winner Benjamin Evett and Tony nominee Barbara Walsh.

Gloucester Stage kicks off the 37th season on May 19 with Gloucester Stage favorite Lindsay Crouse in Peter Shaffer’s, Lettice and Lovage, directed by Benny Sato Ambush; followed by Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett’s,Albatross, on June 16, featuring Benjamin Evett and directed by Rick Lombardo; Deborah Zoe Laufer’s, The Last Schwartz, directed by Paula Plum opens on July 7. Then Jason Robert Brown’s, Songs For A New World, opens on August 4, directed by GSC Artistic Director, Robert Walsh, and featuring Barbara Walsh in her Gloucester Stage debut; September 1st, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s The Totalitarians opens, directed by Managing Director Jeff Zinn, followed by the world premiere of Israel Horovitz’s newest work, Man In Snow, opening on September 29.

Special Note for Cape Ann Residents:

PAY WHAT YOU WISH: Pay What You Wish tickets are available for the second matinee of each production. Tickets can only be purchased day of show at the door.

CAPE ANN NIGHT: The reduced ticket price for the first Preview Performance of each production is $25 for residents of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester. Proof of residency required. Limit: 2 Cape Ann Night tickets per household per production. Limited amount of tickets available per performance.

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Last Chance to See Holiday Comedy at Gloucester Stage

unnamedThe fast-paced and funny romp, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez with original music by Will Knapp ends its run on December 20 at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. The Grinch, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, Charlie Brown, and George Bailey—and just about every other holiday character—make an appearance in this hilarious comedy when three actors decide to retell every Christmas story ever told in only 90 minutes rather than perform yet another rendition of A Christmas Carol. A holiday comedy for all ages features holiday traditions from around the world, a sing-along of every carol ever sung, audience participation and all your holiday favorites reshaped into something entirely new. Directed by Allison Benko in her professional directing debut with a set design by 2015 Scenic/Construction Apprentice Rogin Farrer, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) features three actors: Brady Adair, Arthur Gomez and Suzan Perry all making their Gloucester Stage debut in this comic holiday treat. Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) performances are Wednesday through Saturday at7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm through December 20. Tickets are $26 for Adults and $11 for Children 12 years old and under. For more information and to purchase tickets, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visitwww.gloucesterstage.com.

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