|SAVE THE DATE FOR THE FROLIC!
Please join us on Sunday, June 1, at 7:03 p.m. for the annual Frolic.
Meet with old friends and new as we celebrate a phenomenal year!
Stay tuned, more info to come!
FREE ACTING WORKSHOPS
Kate Clarke will be directing two Actors Workshops at 51 Walden
St. on June 22 and 29. Funded by the Valerie Beth Schwartz
Foundation, these workshops will be open to aspiring and seasoned
actors. The workshops will begin at 2 p.m. and will last three hours,
with an intermission for refreshments. The first half will be devoted to
the basic architecture of body and voice warm-up, to train participants
in vocal power and range of expression. Improvisational work and
theater exercises in large and small groups will follow, and culminate
in smaller groups, which will prepare a scene to be presented to all
attendees. We encourage attendance by actors of all levels of
experience, including those who have never appeared on stage. To sign up
for one or both workshops, email firstname.lastname@example.org Kate will send you a confirmation and a reminder in June.
FOPAC IS PRESENTING A FULLY STAGED PRODUCTION OF
June 6 and 7, 2014 at 8 p.m. and June 8, 2014 at 2 p.m. This much-loved
opera, which will be sung in Italian with English surtitles, will be
directed by Kathy Lague. There will be a full chorus and orchestra
conducted by Alan Yost. The producer is Ray Bauwens. Prior to each
performance, musicologist Laura Prichard will give an informative
and entertaining talk. Lead Singers: as Violetta, Robin Farnsley; as
Alfredo, Ray Bauwens; as Giorgio; Thomas Dawkins; and as Flora,
Louise-Marie Mennier. Tickets are $25, and can be reserved on-line, or by calling 978 369-7911. If you'd like to contribute to production costs, click here.
PLAYERS JOIN PATRIOT'S DAY PARADE
small but enthusiastic group showed up to represent The Concord Players
in this year's Patriot's Day Parade. King Arthur (Craig Howard)
and Patsy (Andy Swansburg) led the charge with cast members, Caroline
Kurman and Briana Bensenouci, accompanying them as minstrels. Sir
Galahad (Tracy Wall) represented the knights and several fair maidens
(Kathy Booth, Susie Appel Schmidt and Lily Swansburg) lent their charms
to the affair. Anne Bantly (as The Cow), acting with considerable
aplomb, made it possible to "Fetchez la vache!" The crowds greeted
the group as they marched the three-mile route, with shouts of "Bring
out your dead!" "It's just a flesh wound." and "Ni!"
Tom Frates and Nicole O'Keeffe will be appearing in the Longwood Players production of Kiss Me, Kate
, May 2-10. For info, go to longwoodplayers.org
David Warnock, Emily Earle, Connell Benn and Charlotte Kelley will be appearing in AFD's production of A Little Night Music
, May 2-18. For info, go to afdtheatre.org
Elizabeth Robbins plays 4 roles (including 2 men!) in the Umbrella production of Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
, April 18 to May 4. For tickets, visit emersonumbrella.org
Kathy and Michael Lague and Chuck Holleman, under the direction of Douglas Cooper, open in Exit The Body
on May 9 for the Nashoba Players of Westford. For info, go to nashobaplayers.org
GRAB THE SHOWBUS TO JACQUES BREL!
There are a few tickets left for Jacques Brel at the Gloucester Stage, with Shana Dirik on June 22, 4 p.m.; bus leaving 51 at 2 p.m. Bus and ticket cost $65.