December 10th, we officially move the North Shore Folklore Theatre Company back to Main Street!
We will be in year-round residence at the Floating Lotus in the Old Empire building at 169 Main Street. If you would like to volunteer to help us move this week and next, please contact Henry Allen at 978-704-1269 or HenryAllen@NorthShoreFolk.org
Heidi Dallin interviews the cast and crew of “Fame Jr.” for a Cape Ann TV special that airs tonight at 6PM on Channel 12.
If you haven’t seen the show, your last chance is this week: Thursday & Friday, March 6 & 7 at 7PM or Saturday & Sunday, March 8&9 at 1pm.
Tickets are available at the door.
If you can watch the special tonight, see it on the Web at Cape Ann TV’s wicked cool streaming service here.
I caught one of the last showings of Greasy Pole, The Musical this year. This year’s cast (mostly new) did a great job keeping up the tradition of past years! Here is a slideshow of photos I took (warning: spoilers implied!)
If you missed this one, catch it next year! But the same troupe – Henry Allen’s North Shore Folklore Theatre – has a lineup of shows and other activities that you can see – and participate in – throughout the year! Besides the website at the previous link, you can also find them on Facebook.
– Matthew Green
Most if not all Gloucester residents are well acquainted with the heated local debate about the future of The Fort and the old Bird’s Eye building. This was the inspiration for the musical “In A Bird’s Eye”, which was given a reading/singing at the Tragabigzanda Political Theatre Festival. It follows a family through their discussions at their annual 4th of July reunion, where tradition and change collide in a funny and balanced portrayal of people on of both sides of the debate (and those who chose to stay in between).
The multi-generational cast
To sell, or not to sell?
His heart is in it
It is a musical, after all
Grampy’s not having any of it
More photos of this and the other plays here.
Henry Allen’s North Shore Folklore Theatre Company is on Facebook.
– Fr. Matthew Green
… a few performances are left, at The Annie! If you haven’t seen it yet… what are you waiting for? I went last night for the first time, and there was a full house, so you might want to make reservations. The show was great! Here are a few photos. I’ll be posting these and a few more to my flickr photostream soon.
-Fr. Matthew Green
I went to the Saturday 2PM matinee of “Six Pairs of Hands” at the Annie, narrating true stories of fishermen’s wives in Gloucester. I am very glad I went! Really, it’s amazingly well done, from the actors’ performances to the music and the set. I heartily recommend it! There are two shows today (Sunday), at 2PM and 5PM. Here are some photos I grabbed today. The front row of the audience, which appears in some of the photos, was mostly occupied by fishermen’s wives, some of whose stories were being told on stage!
Q&A with the director, Wendy Lement, and the cast
Click for a trailer.
WERE THE WORLD MINE
Friday, Saturday & Sunday @ 7:15pm
Cape Ann Community Cinema (at Gloucester Stage)
267 East Main Street * East Gloucester * 978/282-1988
Timothy, prone to escaping his dismal high school reality through dazzling musical daydreams, gets cast by his eccentric teacher as Puck in his school’s production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” He stumbles upon a recipe for a love potion hidden within the script, and uses it to turn almost everyone in his narrow-minded town gay. With vibrant imagery, a first-rate ensemble cast and innovative music rivaling the best of pop/ rock and contemporary Broadway, “Were The World Mine” attempts to push modern gay cinema and musical film beyond expectation.
“Endearing…an indie alternative to Disney’s ‘High School Musical’.” -Stephen Holden, New York Times
“A rousing, warm-hearted spectacle.” -Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter