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KUDOS TO HEIDI DALLIN AND THE GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY FOR RECENT BOSTON GLOBE PRESS!!!

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Benny Sato Ambush and Robert Walsh

Gloucester Stage kicks off new season with a party

By Eric Carlson

Gloucester Stage Company held its 37th Season Spring Celebration over the weekend, launching the new season in style with a silent auction, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and music by Boston cabaret artist Brian Patton. Attendees at the event, hosted at the home of Tom Burger and Andree Robert, included Gloucester Stage managing director Jeff Zinn, artistic director Robert Walsh, and Elizabeth Neumeier, president of the theater company’s board of directors.

Read more here.

Cape Ann Chamber Spring Tourism Mixer Mile Marker1

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Live blogging: it is a gorgeous night and packed — ready for discussing upcoming season plans! Mile Marker One looks beautiful — getting all their outdoor decks ready to roll.

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*news update: I amended the post to update it with some names and businesses seen in the photos and at the party–which I couldn’t manage live blogging.

So who was there and who helped?

Peter Webber, Ken Riehl, Kerry McKenna were there for the Chamber. The photographs show a range of businesses and organizations across Cape Ann coming together on such a nice evening like: Blue Shutters Beachside Inn, Cape Ann Camp Site, Cape Ann Plein Air, Cruiseport, Gloucester Stage,  Vista motel, artist Melody Phaneuf, Mile Marker One, North Shore Music, Pauline’s Gifts, Rocky Neck Art Association, Ryan and Wood, Schooner Adventure, seArts, Seven Seas Whale Watch, and Woodmans.

The Spring Tourism Mixer was presented by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce’s Tourism Council. Members of the Tourism Council are:

Sara Young (Chair) Schooner Adventure;

Matt Anzivino, Rockport Inn & Suites;

Laura Dow, Vista motel;

Tony Sapienza, Blue Shutters Beachside Inn;

Bonnie Scatterday, Woodman’s;

Jim Douglass, Cape Ann Whale Watch;

Meredith Anderson, Cape Ann Museum;

Rev. Sue Koehler-Arsenault, Rockport Cultural District;

Tom Balf, Maritime Gloucester;

Steve Frisch, Loblolly Seal Cruises;

Richard Nestel, Lantana House;

Ted Marshall, Agawam Boat and Fishing Charters;

Carol Thistle, City of Gloucester Community Development/Tourism;

Mike Storella, Central Street Gallery;

Charlie Brackett, Brackett’s Oceanview Restaurant;

Tony Beadle, Rockport Music 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST OPENS TONIGHT AT BEEMAN MEMORIAL SCHOOL!

Beauty and the Beast at Beeman Memorial School April 12, April 13  and April 14

The Beeman Elementary School Chorus presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Tuesday, April 12, Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14, 2016 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.

The production features 30 fourth and fifth grade Beeman students directed by Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop director and actress Heidi Dallin with musical direction by Beeman Music teacher Beth Goldberg. Dallin was brought into the elementary school by the Gloucester Education Foundation initiative to support and enhance elementary school theatre by partnering teachers with theatre professionals.

 

Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop

AprilSmith_59952016 Youth Acting Workshop Winter Session Accepting Students

Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop is accepting students 6-18 for the Winter Session of professional arts instruction beginning on Friday, January 29  for Children 6-10 years old and beginning on Saturday, January 30 for Teens 11-18 years old. The Youth Acting Workshop Winter Session features expanded instruction time of four class hours per week, lower tuition for all students and scholarship opportunities. Students will receive instruction in acting for the stage and film and television, improvisation and interview techniques, costume design and film and television production  The Children’s Class meets Fridays:4-6pmand Saturdays:1-3 pm through Saturday, March 5. The Teen Class meets Saturdays: 11-3 pm through February 27 and ends with a special Sunday class day on February 28, 12-4 pm.  Acting teacher, director and award winning actress Gloucester native Heidi Dallin will be joined by guest instructors including Holiday Delights costume designer Lara Jardullo to teach costume design and local award-winning videographer Lisa Smith to teach film and television production.  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 Winter 2016 Session. Class size is limited and registration is on a first come basis. For class times and schedules and to register, call 978-283-6688.

Photos by Mike Dean www.mikedeanphotos.com

Photos by Mike Dean http://www.mikedeanphotos.com

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GloucesterCast 163 With @DinnerDealer, @DonnaArd, @KimSmithDesigns,Leslie Heffron and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/13/15

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GloucesterCast 163 Taped 12/13/15 With Jess and Dennis Alves, Leslie Heffron, Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics include:

buy dinner dealer decks here no brainer xmas gift
holiday delights Talia- Ruby McElhenny Stole The Show, kudos to heidi dallin
Lobster trap tree that you can walk under is absolutely bananas. and beautiful and must visit.  whole nother level.  donna and kim did a great job with the middle street walk coverage
Listening to the Alisha Unleashed podcast brought me back to my daughters making fun of me for being a Belieber
Glosta Joe’s Coffee available- Sea Meadow Gifts and Gardens or online here
 There’s an announcement that there will be a suburban wildlife education lecture at City Hall on January 11 with the snow date of February 1 at 7 PM. Speakers will include Chief Campanello, Mayor Romeo Theken, representatives from fisheries and wildlife, and environmental police officers. The forum will focus on coyotes and other animals that we live with on Cape Ann.
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A Council Order was submitted by Greg Verga and Melissa Cox on November 17 to begin the DISCUSSION regarding banning ‘checkout’ bags. After a less than warm reception at the first such discussion at the December 7 meeting of the Ordinance and Administration Committee and the email sent to all City Councilors by a bag industry lobbyist this page has been created to help spread the word.

You are encouraged to share your thoughts about a ban and also to share your photos that help illustrate the need for such a ban. You are also encouraged to reach out to the City Council members and let them know how you feel.

discover gloucester honoring three of our favorite people Mayor Sefathia, Kay Ellis and Bobby Ryan

art rundown with leslie:
 1.   GOMA   Gallery of Modern Art, Main Street, Gloucester between The Cave and Cafe Sicilia
   2.    Trident Gallery,  Main St., Gloucester Dec. 5-Jan.    3 Diane Ayott “Love in December”     http://tridentgallery.com/
   3.    Shalin Liu,  Celtic Christmas Sojourn,  Tuesday, December 15  4:30 and 8:00.  Show is sold out, but some tickets may 
          become available.  Call the box office.   www.rockportmusic.com
   4.     Lexicon Gallery, 15 Lexington Avenue, Magnolia   “Leading Ladies” – potters Cynthia Curtis, Anni Melancon and Marty
           Morgan,  Eleanor Fisher- glass shard paintings   http://www.lexicongallery.com/
   5.     Truth North Gallery, “Lighting and Ringing the Winter Night: Artisan Bells and Lanterns” now through December 23

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Community Stuff 11/17/15

 

GLOUCESTER STAGE HOLIDAY DELIGHTS RETURNS FOR SEVENTH YEAR1

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Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops 

Presents

HOLIDAY DELIGHTS

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 on Friday, December 11 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 pm 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 17, all students in Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops. This family holiday event marks the seventh 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. 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. Holiday Delights features over 100 costume changes, Irish step dancing, folk dancing and a traditional Hebrew dance with the added twist of dancing dreidels; classic holiday music including Deck The Halls; Three Ships, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, and a holiday sing a long with the audience. Holiday Delights performance times are 7:30 pm on December 11, and 2 pm on December 12. 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.com

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PHOTOS BY GARY NG


The Gloucester Writers Center, Cape Ann Farmers Market and Backyard Growers present Will Allen.

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December Happenings at Temple Ahavat Achim

COCONUT MACAROONS!

A Delicious Temple Ahavat Achim Fundraiser!

I Love Lucy Chocolate Factory THE PERFECT GIFT for family, friends, hostess and teacher gifts… or keep them for yourself! *** COCONUT MACAROONS (6 plain and 6 milk chocolate) – $15 for 12 macaroons *** Made in the TAA kosher kitchen with 100% all-natural kosher ingredients: coconut, pure cane sugar, ground almonds, egg whites, pure vanilla extract, salt. Chocolate macaroons also include chocolate and cocoa. The macaroons are parve and gluten-free! MACAROONS CAN BE – PICKED UP (ready at the Temple beginning Wednesday, December 9th) – DELIVERED (local Cape Ann towns only) – OR SHIPPED ($6/per package, continental US only) PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER AND PAYMENT NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2nd!! We accept cash, checks (payable to “TAA”) or credit cards (call Natalia at (978) 281-0739 with your credit card information)!

Community Lobster Trap Hanukkah Lighting

Tuesday, December 8th at 6 pm hanukkiah Please join us on Tuesday, December 8th at 6 pm as we light our famous Lobster Trap Hanukkiah! There will be signing, dancing and latkes. Everyone is welcome! This event is free of charge.


Gloucester Rotary Trivia Night Recap

Thanks so much to everyone that helped make this a really fun night. The bonus– we not only had fun, but we raised over $2500 for Rotary projects. In addition, the TriTown team from TBM Rotary won the 50/50 raffle and will be donating their winnings to the TBM Rotary Foundation.
Congratulations to “Hell-th Project” and “Lawyers, Guns & Money” for tying for first place.* It should be noted that “Cape Ann On-Line’s Scrambled Eggheads” tied for second place with a 3-person team. Team standings for the evening were as follows–

Tied for First Place:

Lawyers, Guns & Money
Meredith Fine, Sal Frontiero, Tom Hills, Scott Enos
Hell-th Project
Frank Millitello, Jason Brisbois, Wendy Nunes, Susan Gould-Coviello

Tied for Second Place:

Cape Ann Online’s Scrambled Eggheads
Cathy Tarr, David Tapley, Tim Perkins
Four Aces
Bob Drohan, Sue Brearley, Anthony Favaloro, Jeff Pope

Tied for Third Place:

Interact Interlopers
Mike Perreault, Bela Parco, Charlie Sumner, Lia Ring
The 4 Cricketeers
Patricia Slade, Wendy Clark, Jim Clyde, Mike Buksa

Tied for Fourth Place:

It’s All Relative
Marlyn O’Sullivan, Mike O’Sullivan, Kelly Goyette, Bill Breslin
Jeopardized
John Dugger, Suzyn Ornstein, Tom Dexter, Anita Blackaby
Orlando & Associates
Amanda Kesterson, Kevin Kesterson, Jenn Stonage, Joe Orlando Jr
Thirsty Bankers
Pat Thorpe, Dennis Doolin, Mark Grenier, Bud Ahearn

Many thanks to our gracious hosts– The Gloucester House Restaurant and their wonderful staff!

Thanks also to the generosity of the following businesses for donating prizes to the game:
Caffe Sicilia
Cape Ann Brewing Company
Dogtown Book Shop
Gloucester House
Jalapenos
Latitude 43
Mark Adrian Shoes
Passports
Ryan & Wood Distilleries
Seaport Grille
Sticky Fingers Bakeshop
Sugar Magnolias
TBT Post
TD Bank
Turtle Alley
Virgilio’s

Thanks again everyone! We’ll see you next year!!!

*Please note that the team standings were questioned after the event.  All paperwork was checked and an error was found– resulting in the tie for first place. 


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Tuesday, November 17

and

Tuesday, November 24

4:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Eat at Passports Restaurant

110 Main Street Gloucester, MA and

10% of your bill will be donated to

Relay For Life of Cape Ann!

Owner Eric Lorden will create a special 3-course meal for $15.00 or
you can order off the regular menu.

Reservations are suggested. 978.281.3680

Visit Passports website for menu and more information!

Gloucester Stage Fall Youth Programs

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Youth Acting Workshop Session Starts in September

Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop is accepting students 6-18 for the Fall Session beginning on Friday, September 11 for Children 6-10 years old and beginning on Saturday, September 12 for Teens 11-18 years old. The six week Youth Acting Workshop Fall Session features expanded instruction time with a total of four class hours per week through Saturday, October 17. The Children’s Class meets Fridays: 4-6 pm and Saturdays: 11-1 pm. The Teen Class meets Saturdays: 9-1 pm. In addition to acting instruction, Fall Session students will receive instruction in scenic artistry and construction, dramaturgy, hip hop dance and stage makeup. Acting teacher and award winning actress Gloucester native Heidi Dallin will be joined by guest instructors: scenic artist Annika Rosenvinge, dramaturg and hip hop dance instructor Avery Daniels and stage makeup instructor Jenna Worden. Students will work on scene study for the 2015 YAW production of Holiday Delights directed by Ms. Dallin as well as build set pieces and learn makeup and mask techniques for the production. 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. All classes are held at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester. Registration is open for the Fall 2015 Session. Class size is limited and registration is on a first come basis. For class times and schedules and to register, call 978-283-6688.

Youth Acting Workshop Photos by Heidi Dallin
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Acting in a YAW original play at the Cape Ann Farmers Market

PLAYTIME STORIES CONTINUES: PETER PAN & RAPUNZEL

  PLaytime_Stories_Activties_TableActivity Time at Playtime Stories: Playtime Stories Actors and Audience work on fun crafts after the show

LIVE AT GLOUCESTER STAGE SATURDAY AUGUST 22 AT 10AM

 Live Theatre Performances for Young Audience Members Age 3 and Older

Gloucester Stage continues Playtime Stories, a fun combination of children’s stories, live performances and children’s activities for ages 3 and older, on Saturday, August 22 at 10 am at Gloucester Stage, 267, East Main Street, Gloucester. The stories set for August 22 are the classic tales of Peter Pan and  areRapunzel. Following the performance, young audience members are invited to join Youth Program Director Heidi Dallin, Gloucester Stage Education Apprentices: Avery Daniels and Amelia Dornbush and cast members from the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop program for activities and theatre games. Playtime Stories offers young children the unique opportunity to experience the fun and magic of live theatre as they watch their favorite books come to life onstage as well as the opportunity to join the Playtime Stories Company in fun and interactive workshops relating to the story. Each week Playtime Stories explores a different story ranging from classic fairy tales to new stories to works by local authors. Upcoming books to be read and performed by the Playtime Stories Company are Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and his new story, What Pet Should I Get? on August 29. AllPlaytime Stories’ 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 visit www.gloucesterstage.com 

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PLAYTIME STORIES ON SATURDAY MORNING AT GLOUCESTER STAGE

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SEE MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL AND

HENRY AND MUDGE COME ALIVE ON STAGE

Live Theatre Performances for Young Audience Members Age 3 and Older

Gloucester Stage continues Playtime Stories, a fun combination of children’s stories, live performances and children’s activities for ages 3 and older, on Saturday, August 8 at 10 am at Gloucester Stage, 267, East Main Street, Gloucester. The stories set for August 8 are Virginia Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and Cynthia Rylant’s Henry and Mudge. Following the stories, young audience members are invited to join Youth Program Director Heidi Dallin, Gloucester Stage Education Apprentices: Avery Daniels and Amelia Dornbush and cast members for activities and theatre games.Playtime Stories offers young children the unique opportunity to experience the fun and magic of live theatre as they watch their favorite books come to life onstage as well as the opportunity to join the Playtime Stories Company in fun and interactive workshops relating to the story. Each week Playtime Stories explores a different story ranging from classic fairy tales to new stories to works by local authors. Upcoming books to be read and performed by the Playtime Stories Company include Virginia Lee Burton’s Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel on August 8, the classic stories of Cinderella andPeter Pan on August 15 and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and Dr. Seuss’ new story, What Pet Should I Get? on August 22 All Playtime Stories’ 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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Photos by Heidi Dallin

Theatre Classes for Young People Start at Gloucester Stage on July 10

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Photos by Mike Dean http://www.mikedeanphotos.com

Teacher Heidi Dallin directs students
New Classes added
Classes in Acting, Stage Combat, Magic, Stage Makeup Techniques, Modern Playwriting and Hip Hop
GLOUCESTER STAGE YOUTH ACTING WORKSHOP ACCEPTING STUDENTS  FOR 2015 SUMMER SESSION

Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop exposes young people to professional theatre during a 6 week acting program for children ages 6 to 18on Fridays from July 10 through August 14. 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 theatre. A professional training program, 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.

Award winning actress Heidi Dallin teaches acting in collaboration with Special Guest Instructors to offer specialized training in theatre related disciplines. This summer some of the Guest Instructors will include: Evan Northrup, Magician to teach magic and  Robert Walsh, Stage Combat Instructor and Gloucester Stage Interim Artistic Director to teach stage combat. Newly added specialized training classes include Stage Makeup Techniques with Jenna Worden; Modern Playwriting techniques for Classic Stories with Avery Daniels and Lucas Baisch and  Dramatic Expression through  Hip Hop Dance with Avery Daniels.

The  2015 Summer Session  begins Friday, July 10 and meets on Fridays for two hours per week through Friday, August 14 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-6 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. Reduced tuition is $185 and scholarships are available.  Call Heidi at 978-283-6688 to register or for more information.

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Photos by Mike Dean http://www.mikedeanphotos.com

Colby Taormina of Gloucester plays Bill Sykes and Mackenzie Sweet of Rockport plays Fagin in a scene from Oliver 
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Photos by Mike Dean http://www.mikedeanphotos.com

L to R: Mackenzie Sweet of Rockport, Emma Killian of Gloucester and Olivia Osterman of Manchester in a scene from Chekhov’s Three Sisters 

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Photos by Mike Dean http://www.mikedeanphotos.com

Members of The Children’s Class narrate Little Late Riding Hoodwith guidance from Teaching Assistant Olivia Osterman of Manchester

HorizonatlOliviaGroup_4108Teacher Heidi Dallin gives feedback to students on improvisation Photo by Gary Ng
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TeenTaliaLila_4662Teen Students Talia DeWolfe of Gloucester and Lila Olson of Gloucester play a theatre game photo by Gary Ng

Israel Horovitz’s Red Carpet Special on Cape Ann TV Tonight!

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Cape Ann TV is airing  “Israel Horovitz’s ‘My Old Lady’ Red Carpet Special” tonight on Channel 12 at 9 pm. Join the talented and  glamorous Heidi Dallin as she interviews Cape Ann’s A-List who attended last weeks’s advanced screening of “My Old Lady” at the Cape Ann Community Cinema. The movie is directed by Gloucester Stage Company founder Israel Horovitz  and stars Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith. The screening was a benefit for the Gloucester Stage Company.

It is one big party on the red carpet, as Heidi talks to a sea of one name personalities from Cape Ann: Carolyn, Bruce, Ann-Margaret, and Sinikka, just to name a few. She also talks to Gail McCarthy and Desi Smith of the Gloucester Daily Times and Mark Shanahan from the Boston Globe’s ‘Names & Faces’.  The program ends with Israel’s introduction to the movie. He talks about what it is like to make a film in Paris, and working with Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline.

Ed Note ~ My Old Lady is playing at the Cape Ann Community Cinema through September 24th. For ticket information click here. 

 

Youth Acting Workshops Begin September 26th!

Learn the skills necessary for professional theater!

Now accepting students age 6-19 years old.

The Fall session of YAW will place an emphasis on acting and non-verbal communication. Students will learn to communicate through yoga, movement and sign language as well as learn the basics of acting, scene study and stage technique. The workshops are designed to give the young students an outlet to nurture their creative potential through activities that will develop their self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills.

Guest instructors for the 2014 Fall Session will include:
-American Sign Language Instructor Kara Kelly Martin
-Movement Instructor Carol Burnham

Schedule:
Children’s Class (ages 6-10): Fridays, 4-6pm and Saturdays, 2-4pm.
Teen Class (ages 11-19): Saturdays, 12-4pm

Class size is limited and registration is on a first-come basis.
For class times, schedules, and to register, call Heidi Dallin at 978-283-6688.

Meet the cast of Fame Jr., tonight on Cape Ann TV — see the play live @ O’Maley this week

FameLogoHeidi 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.

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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.”

Spring Awakening Company

Spring Awakening Company

Melody Madarasz & Phil Tayler

Melody Madarasz & Phil Tayler

Aimee Doherty & Thomas Phillip O’Neill

Aimee Doherty & Thomas Phillip O’Neill

Lindsay Crouse & Johnny Lee Davenport

Lindsay Crouse & Johnny Lee Davenport

Eric C. Engel (L) & Benny Sato Ambush

Eric C. Engel (L) & Benny Sato Ambush

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.

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All New Holiday Delights This Weekend FRI-SUN @ Gloucester Stage

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.

It’s Holiday Delights time of year again. Check out this year’s show!

This just in from Heidi Dallin:

Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops

Presents

HOLIDAY DELIGHTS

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

Christmas in Gloucester photo by Gary Ng

Christmas in Gloucester – photo by Gary Ng

Mrs. Claus and the elves in Santa's Workshop Photo by Gary Ng

Mrs. Claus and the elves in Santa’s Workshop – photo by Gary Ng

The Carolers photo by Gary Ng

The Carolers – photo by Gary Ng

Fezziwig Ball Photo by Gary Ng

Fezziwig Ball – photo by Gary Ng

Mrs. Claus' favorite elves Photos by Gary Ng

Mrs. Claus’ favorite elves – photos by Gary Ng

Dancing Dreidels Photo by Gary Ng

Dancing Dreidels – photo by Gary Ng

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

Bass Rocks Golf Club in the Lifting Fog

Bass Rocks Golf Club ©Kim Smith 2013Shrouded in fog–

Bass Rocks Golf Club -1 ©Kim Smith 2013a few moments later–it didn’t take long for the fog to lift in the rising sun. Click image to view larger.

Bass Rocks Golf Club Cat-tails ©Kim Smith 2013. copyCat-tail

Bass Rocks Golf Club -2 ©Kim Smith 2013.

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 Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops start on Friday (9/27) Still time to register

2013/2014 Gloucester Stage
 Youth Acting Workshops
(YAW Program)
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 

Curriculum Include:

  • 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.

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