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Auditions and Productions

The Academy Players of East Greenwich
will be holding auditions for the musical 

August 24 and 25, 2003

 7 PM

 Swift Gym on Pierce St. in East Greenwich.

 Needed are 10 men and 10 women between the ages of 18 and 50. Those auditioning should prepare a musical number and be ready to learn a short dance routine. Readings will be done from the script. If you have any questions please call 885-6910.


Actors’ Collaborative

presents

 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Produced by John Ristaino
Directed and Choreographed by

Marianne Lonati

Musical Director
Shannon Manley

Production Dates are:  October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 2003


Attleboro Community Theater

Productions

 

Agnes of God

 -- a fund raiser to help defray some of our moving costs

Performance Dates: - Fri & Sat at 8 pm and Sun at 2 pm

September 5-14, 2003

 American Firearms School
5 John Dietsch Square, No. Attleboro, MA. 

Here's the first half of our 47th season lineup:

 

Twelve Angry Men

Auditions: Wed & Thu; August 20-21,

Performances: Oct 17-Nov 2.

Location:  to be announced.

 

Christmas Carol -

Auditions: Wed & The Oct 21-22,

Performances: Dec 12-28.

Location:  to be announced.


Bay Colony Productions

presents

A Chorus Line

 Performance Dates: 

 September 12th and runs three 5 show weekends thru
September 28th.

 Directed and Staged after the original, by Leslie Woodies (one of the
original Cassies)

Special Musical Advisor Janet Glasner Roma (one of the original Musical
Directors)

Musical Director - Rob Goldman

  Orpheum Regional Performing Arts Center
 One School Street
 Foxborough, MA 02056. 

For directions and information call 508-528-9593


Encore Repertory Company

The Wizard of Oz


PERFORMANCE DATES:    October 17 - 26, 2003

PLACE:   Stadium Theater
28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI

INFO:        401 765-0479   - Muriel Halloran
            401 356-1040  - Fred Fortier


FIREHOUSE THEATER

Lovers and Other Strangers

Directed by Geri Sereno

 

Production Dates:  Thursday at 7 pm
Friday and Saturday at 8 PM

July 31, 2003 to August 23, 2003
All seats are $ 20.00

Reservations:

401 849-3473

 Firehouse Theater
4 Equality Park Place
----- Off Broadway-----
Newport, RI

 

The Owl and the Pussycat
by Bill Manoff
directed by Sharon A. Coleman
produced by special arrangement with Samuel L. French

is no longer a story for children

Thursdays at 7:00

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00

June 19 - July 30

All Seats $20 

For additional information please call 849-FIRE (3473)\

Custody and Visitation
 an original comedy

 by Christopher Welch

     
  Performance Dates:  Aug 29 through Sept 20

 
 For additional information please call 849-FIRE (3473)\


AUDITIONS

 James Kirkwood’s

LEGENDS!

                                                   DIRECTOR: Ruth Kalatucka

                                                                PRODUCER: Paul Lynch

                                                                ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: David Jepson

                                   

 WHERE:  Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St, Westerly, RI
  WHEN: Monday July 14 and Tuesday July 15 @ 7 PM      INFORMATION:  401-596-2341(Theatre box office)
  PERFORMANCE DATES: Sept. 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, Oct. 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12

                                    CAST NEEDED

2 women in their 60’s – former movie stars
1  black woman - 35 – 45 with a good sense of humor
1 highly energetic man – 30 – 40 – an extremely ambitious producer
1 attractive black man “Chippendale”  type – 20 – 40 preferably with some dance experience
1 man in his 30’s to play policeman

                        All cast and crew receive stipend payments for performances.  

                             Joe DiPietro’s

OVER THE RIVER

AND THROUGH THE WOODS

 DIRECTOR:  David Jepson

PRODUCER:  Paul Lynch

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: David Jepson

 AUDITIONS:

Monday, August 18 at 7 PM

Tuesday, August 19 at 7 PM

                             WHERE:  Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St, Westerly, RI                 

                                    INFORMATION  call 401-348-0555     

                                         CAST NEEDED

2 men AND 2 women able to 70+

(Both capable of using a “flavor” of an Italian accent.)

1 man age late 20’s to mid-30’s

1 woman age 25 to 30

PERFORMANCES

 OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS

             It’s hilarious.  It’s also a warm and wonderful story by Joe DiPietro (“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”) about family and love set in an Italian household.  Nick is a single guy from New Jersey.  His parents retired to Florida.  That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey.  In fact he sees both sets of grandparents every Sunday for dinner.  Today he’s got to tell them about the promotion to his “dream job” – in Seattle!  How could he betray his grandparents love? 

Performance Dates: Oct. 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, Nov. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2003

 All cast and crew receive stipend payments for performances.

COMING ATTRACTIONS

1 Granite Street, Westerly, RI

401-596-2341

Legends!

             OPENS :  Sept. 19, 2003

             RUNS:  Sept. 19 – Oct. 12, 2003

             PRICE:  $17 General, $14 Seniors, $10 Children

            PRODUCER:  Paul Lynch

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR:  David Jepson

DIRECTOR: Ruth Kalatucka  

Reservations are being taken for the hilarious comedy LEGENDS! by James Kirkwood opening Friday, September 19 at The Granite!  Evening performances are at 8 PM and Sunday Matinees at 2 PM.  Tickets for all shows are $17, Seniors $14 and students $10. For reservations, directions or other information, call the Box Office at 401-596-2341.  You can also visit our website at www.granitetheatre.com.  

Productions

 The Granite Theatre announces performance of  Ken Ludwig’s hilarious farce MOON OVER BUFFALO opening August 8, 2003.  The show is produced by Paul Lynch.  The performances are as follows:

                      Friday Evening Aug. 8                                     Sunday Matinee Aug. 24

                        Saturday Evening Aug. 9                                  Thursday Evening Aug. 28

                        Sunday Matinee Aug. 10                                 Friday Evening Aug. 29

                        Thursday Evening Aug. 14                               Saturday Evening Aug. 30

                        Friday Evening Aug. 15                                     Sunday Matinee Aug. 31

                        Saturday Evening Aug. 16                                 Thursday Evening Sept. 4

                        Sunday Matinee Aug. 17                                 Friday Evening Sept. 5

                        Thursday Evening Aug. 21                                 Saturday Evening Sept. 6

                        Friday Evening Aug.22                                     Sunday Matinee Sept. 7

                        Saturday Evening Aug. 23                                

                                                                                                                     

David Jepson of Westerly is the Artistic Director for the Granite Theatre and directs the show.  The show features Michael Thurber (Chepachet, RI), Beth Jepson (Westerly, RI), Jason Andoscia (N. Kingstown, RI), Christina Wallace (Waterford, CT), Keith Brayne (New London, CT), Nancy Pinto (Coventry, RI), Jennifer Kimmerle (Coventry, RI), Bob Mignarri (East Greenwich, RI).

                         MOON OVER BUFFALO starred Carol Burnett and Phillip Bosco on Broadway as the acting couple – not exactly the Lunts – who are on tour in Buffalo. It's 1953.  Out of the blue, Frank Capra wants to scout them for his latest movie.  If George can stay sober and out of trouble long enough, they might have a shot at the big time!  “Hilarious…building up it’s laughs methodically shtick by shtick!!” – N.Y. Post.

         The Granite Theatre announces a new between show concept.
Beginning on May 10, the Granite will offer cabaret shows
featuring the nationally acclaimed Cabaret Act, TWO OF
HEARTS.  The performances are scheduled as follows:

   
Friday & Saturday, August 1 & 2
Friday & Saturday, September 12 & 13


Reservations are being taken for all performance dates by
calling the box office at The Granite!  Evening performances
are at 8 PM.  Tickets for all shows are $17, Seniors $14 and
students $10. For reservations, directions or other info, call
the Box Office at 401-596-2341.  You can also visit our
website at www.granitetheatre.com


GEM Summer Theater presents "The Shape of Things" by Neil LaBute, July 31, Aug 1st and 2nd, 2003 at The Pennfield School, East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI. See what happens when art and life collide in this witty and funny play with soundtrack including Sheryl Crow, Prodigy, Pink, and many others. 

For more info http://www.gemonline.net/shape . 


Little Theatre of Fall River
Firebarn Season 2003-2004 Little Theatre of Fall River
Firebarn Season 2003-2004 

I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road 

Director: James Robinson 
Musical Director: Bobby Perry 
Stage Manager: Maryann Goulart 


Show dates: August 21-24, and 28-31, 2003 


On the Mill River Stage

Pageant

 Musical/Comedy

Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell and Frank Kelly

Music by Albert Evans

Conceived by Robert Longbottom

This is one beauty pageant you don't want to miss!!  Hilariously funny, audiences have tears running down their cheeks.  Also, audience participation as judges who pick Miss Glamouresse.

June 21st thru July 27th

Please CALL the theater at 401-721-0909 for reservations


AUDITIONS 

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

ADULTS

The Community Players will hold auditions for the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice hit musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, on Sunday, August 24 and Monday, August 25, 2003 at 7:30 PM at Jenks Junior High School, Division Street, Pawtucket, RI (across from McCoy Stadium). 

 Director Karen Gail Kessler and Music Director Ron Procopio are looking for

                                     1 female lead (mezzo soprano) at least 18 years old
                                     1 male lead (tenor) at least 18 years old
                                   13 men* (sing/dance) 18 – 50 years old

                   *one of which should be able to imitate Elvis Presley (young or old Elvis)

Female chorus who can sing and dance (number to be determined) 18 – 50 years old 

 All roles are open. 

 Auditioners should prepare and bring music for a musical selection and be ready to move.  

 For further information call (401) 245-1129.

 CHILDREN

 Sunday, August 24* from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Jenks Junior High School, Division Street, Pawtucket, RI (across from McCoy Stadium).

 Director Karen Gail Kessler and Music Director Ron Procopio are looking for children between the ages of 6-12 years old who are interested in singing in the children’s chorus for the production. 

 Selected children will need to be available for rehearsals and performances from August 26 – November 23, 2003. 

 Auditioners should bring their headshot and resume, (if available).  Children will be asked to sing a short selection that will be taught to them on the day of the audition.  No appointments is necessary.

For further information call (401) 245-1129

 *Children who are unavailable to audition on Sunday, August 24, may audition during the first half hour of the adult auditions, which will be held on Monday, August 25 at 7:30 PM.


  

The Secret Garden

July 22 – August 16 , 2003

Based on one of the most beloved books ever written, this Tony Award-winning musical is

certain to delight families with its magical charm, touching story, and beautiful score.

  Always…Patsy Cline

August 19 – September 7 , 2003

A song-filled look at the woman behind the legend, as only a true friend can tell it –

featuring 20 of her chart-topping hits including “I Fall to Pieces” and “Crazy.”

    Subscriptions for the 2003 Summer Season are also available.  Subscribers can enjoy substantial savings with two different membership options.  The Full Subscription allows subscribers to choose from the best seats in the house, while saving over single ticket prices.  The Flex Pass provides four “tickets” which can be used in any combination -- one ticket for four shows on different nights, two tickets for two different shows or any other combination imaginable.  The choice is yours!  Flex Passes are available until the box office opens to the public on May 5, 2003.

  Box Office opens for single ticket sales to the four shows that are scheduled.   Beginning Monday, May 5 at 10:00 AM, patrons may purchase tickets to any or all of the shows.

Performances for all productions are scheduled for Tuesday through Friday evenings at 8 pm.  Thursdays at 2 PM, Saturdays at 5 and 9 PM and Sunday evening at 5 PM.  There will be two special Wednesday matinee performances at 2 PM on July 16th and August 13th. 

 Tickets are:   $ 28.00 for preview performances and $ 32.00 for all other performances.

Discount rates for groups of 20 or more are available.  Call Karen at (401) 782-3644 , ext 25 to book a group.

For ticket or subscription information call (401)  782-8587

Theatre-By-The-Sea is located at:

 364 Cards Pond Road
Matunuck, Rhode Island

 

CHILDREN'S PRODUCTIONS

TEDDY BEAR JAMBOREE

FourQuest Entertainment is proud to welcome back Gary Rosen and his Teddy Bear Jamboree on Friday, August 1, 2003.  The production is part of Theatre-By-The-Sea’s 2003 Children’s Festival, sponsored by Cardi’s Furniture. 

 For thirty years, Gary Rosen, formerly of Rosenshontz fame and a children's music pioneer, has entertained millions of children and parents throughout the United States with his imaginative and witty style of music and humor.   He has appeared on The Disney Channel, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, NBC’s Today Show and CNN’s Showbiz.  Mr. Rosen has also sung the national anthem at Fenway Park, performed at the White House and The Smithsonian Institute, and composed songs for Sesame Street characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.  His recording Teddy Bears’ Picnic is a winner of the 1999 Parents’ Guide Award, a 1999 Parents’ Choice Award, A Year’s Best CD by Scholastic Parent & Child and the Top Music of 1999 by Sesame Street Parents.  Bring your bear and celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the teddy bear!

 Cedric the Seahorse will be on hand to help introduce children to the magic of live theatre.  After the show, meet Cedric, live and in person, then picnic on the lawn or have cold drinks, pizza and cookies at the gazebo.  Or  . . . take a nature walk on Rhode Island’s most beautiful beach.

 Teddy Bear Jamboree with Gary Rosen will be presented on Friday, August 1, 2003 at 10:00 AM and 12:00 noon.  The theatre is located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck, RI.  Single tickets are $7.00 with group rates available for 20 or more.  The box office is open Monday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Tuesday – Friday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

 Located on Rhode Island’s south shore, Theatre-By-The-Sea presents the best children’s entertainment all summer long!

 

CRABGRASS PUPPET THEATRE TO PRESENT

THE FROG PRINCE PLUS THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA

 FourQuest Entertainment is proud to welcome the return of the Crabgrass Puppet Theater with their presentation of The Frog Prince plus The Princess and the Pea on Friday, August 8, 2003.  The production is part of Theatre-By-The-Sea’s 2003 Children’s Festival sponsored by Cardi’s Furniture.

 You can't judge a princess by her clothes – or a prince by his warts!  Things are seldom what they appear in these fabulously funny retellings of two classic fairy tales, which are brought to life with zany and colorful one-half life-sized puppets, fantastical scenery, and a wacky musical score. 

 The Frog Prince plus The Princess and the Pea is created and performed by the award-winning Crabgrass Puppet Theatre. Bonny Hall, Jamie Keithline and David Regan are all graduates of the University of Connecticut's esteemed programs in puppetry and theatre.  Since 1982, the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre has brought high-quality children's and family entertainment to audiences across the country.

 Cedric the Seahorse will be on hand to help introduce children to the magic of live theatre.  After the show, meet Cedric, live and in person, then picnic on the lawn or have cold drinks, pizza and cookies at the gazebo.  Or . . . take a nature walk on Rhode Island’s most beautiful beach.

 The Frog Prince plus The Princess and the Pea will be presented on Friday, August 8, 2003

at 10:00 AM and 12:00 noon.  The theatre is located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck, RI.  Single tickets are $7.00 with group rates available for 20 or more.  The box office is open Monday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday – Friday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

 Located on Rhode Island’s south shore, Theatre-By-The-Sea presents the best children’s entertainment all summer long!

 For tickets call (401) 782-8587.

 

THE HUDSON VAGABOND PUPPETS PRESENT

BEATRIX POTTER STORIES

 FourQuest Entertainment is proud to welcome back the Hudson Vagabond Puppets with their presentation of two classic Beatrix Potter stories – The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck and The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit on Friday, August 15, 2003.  The production is part of Theatre-By-The-Sea’s 2003 Children’s Festival, sponsored by Cardi’s Furniture. 

 Giant puppets dance and act in narrated ballets to these two beloved Beatrix Potter stories with music by William Walton.  The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck is about an absent-minded duck, who takes flight on a fine spring day in search of a place to lay her eggs.  She is very much impressed with a mysterious, handsome, foxy-whiskered stranger who convinces her to lay her eggs in his shed.  An honest collie and two rowdy foxhound puppies save the day.  In The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit, the audience gets involved with a chorus of cheers and boos as the Fierce Bad Rabbit and the Nice Gentle Rabbit argue over the ownership of a carrot.

 Incorporated in 1980, the Hudson Vagabond Puppets, create programs designed to entertain children and their families.  The performers are professional dancers and actors.  Clad in black, the puppeteers borrow from the traditional Japanese Bunraku style of puppetry, becoming mere shadows of the larger-than-life figures they bring to life.  The Hudson Vagabond Puppets use several different methods to create and operate the characters of the story, which are all played by giant puppets. 

 Cedric the Seahorse will be on hand to help introduce children to the magic of live theatre.  After the show, meet Cedric, live and in person, then picnic on the lawn or have cold drinks, pizza and cookies at the gazebo.  Or  . . . take a nature walk on Rhode Island’s most beautiful beach.

 The Tale o f Jemima Puddle-Duck and The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit will be presented on Friday, August 15, 2003 at 10:00 AM and 12:00 noon.  The theatre is located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck, RI.  Single tickets are $7.00 with group rates available for 20 or more.  The box office is open Monday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Tuesday – Friday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

Located on Rhode Island’s south shore, Theatre-By-The-Sea presents the best children’s entertainment all summer long!

 For tickets call (401) 782-8587.

 


Theater Works

Angel Street/Gaslight


Performance Dates:   September 12 - 20, 2003

Directed by Marge Conte

PLACE:  Theater Works Auditorium
78 Earle Street
Woonsocket, RI

INFO:  401 766-1898
                            401 738-9758   Marge


Auditions

WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Theater will be holding auditions on Sunday, August 10 from 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. (for Murder at Lenny's Speakeasy - Directed By Tony Annicone) and 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. (for Murder by Post: The Strange Case of Nigel Drew- Directed by Ann Waterman). Anyone who has never auditioned for WhoDunnit before, please arrive at 2:30 p.m. with a head shot, resume and a two-minute monolog. If you are also auditioning (for the first time) for a singing role, please prepare a song (20's era preferred).


Auditions will be held at the ASWaterman office
190 Taunton Ave.
Seekonk, MA

Preview copies of the audition scripts are available upon request (by email or hard copy at the ASW Inc. office). Please let us know if you want a copy.
 
RSVP by August 1: call 401-451-5871 or send an email to whodunnit@aswaterman.com.


Niles Welch
Executive Producer


WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Theater
New England's Premier Mystery Theater Group
401-451-5871 or 508-336-8879, x112
For reservations call: 401-580-1668