A BusY Summer Ahead!
Marianne Phinney reprises her role as Molly Ivins in Red Hot Patriot: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins at the Marilyn Rodman Center for the Performing Arts in Foxboro on June 28 & June 29. A perfect way to start the Independence Day holiday! Tickets
Sally McAllister will be in Chicago with Canton Community Theatre July 26th through August 4th. Tickets
Eric Lightbody and Dan Moore (musical director for Adrift in Macao) will be in the musical, It Shoulda Been You! at MMAS running July 25th through August 4th. https://mmas.org/it-shoulda-been-you/
Cynthia and Steve Small, Barbara Schapiro, and Ben Medeiros will be performing in All's Well That Ends Well for the Gazebo Players Shakespeare in the Park series in July and August. Marianne Phinney is directing the production. Performances are free.
Kevin Lowney will be playing Kevin Gable in North River’s production of One Before Forty September 13th through the 27th. Information
Stephen Lee will be playing Henry Etches in Titanic the Musical at Eastern Nazarene College. This show runs October 17th through the 26th.
Anthony Liapis is designing lighting for The Game's Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays with Roundabout Productions at the Marilyn Rodman Center for the Performing Arts in Foxboro. Performances are the last two weekends in July. Tickets
Congratulations to our nominees for DASH Awards this season!
Best Lighting Design (Play) - Tony Liapis, Radium Girls
Best Hair & Makeup Design (Play) - Jane Willshire Tempesta, Radium Girls
Best Costume Design (Play) - Kate Smith, The Savannah Sipping Society
Best Props Design (Play) - Ninette Cummings, The Savannah Sipping Society
Best Lead Actress (Play) - Cindy Wegel, The Savannah Sipping Society
Our congratulations to all the nominees! See you at the DASH Gala!
Congratulations to our DASH nominees: Andrea Fistner and Heather Pence for Props Coordination for Incorruptible and to Chris Sabatino for design and Anthony Liapis for programming the comic strip projections for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. They have been nominated for a DASH Award for Excellence in Projection Design!
Several Footlighters are performing in the Gazebo Players production of Hamlet this summer. Peter Bradley and Barbara Schapiro play Claudius and Gertrude. Cynthia Small is Polonia, Juli Small is Osric and the Player Queen. Steve Small is the Stage Manager. Hamlet is performed July 23 and 24 in Medfield, July 30 and 31 in Medway, and August 6 and 7 in Walpole.
Cynthia Small and Ashley Harmon recently appeared in Steel Magnolias at the Mansfield Music and Arts Society (MMAS).
Peter Bradley will appear in Scrooge: The Musical with the Riverside Theatre Works. He will also run in the 20th Annual Somerville Homeless Coalition 5K Road Race.
Marianne Phinney will appear in It's a Wonderful Life at MMAS.
Several Footlighters members are working on the Gazebo Players' production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale this summer. The show is directed by Marianne Phinney. Christine Grudinskas is the Assistant Director. The cast includes Footlighters Barbara Schapiro as Paulina, Cameron Small as the Clowne and the Sound Designer, and Cynthia Small as Old Shepherd. Past member Ben Madeiros plays Polyxenes. The sound operator is Tony Liapis.
The show will be performed in three parks this summer: Medfield's Gazebo Park, Choate Park in Medway, and Bird Park in Walpole. For more information, see the Gazebo Players' website at www.gazeboplayers.org.
Paul Collins and former Footlighter Diana Doyle are part of the cast of Lend Me a Tenor at The Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN). Paul plays Tito and Diana plays, surprisingly enough, Diana. The show runs June 13 - June 27.
Peter McElhinney will appear as Axel Magee in the Milton Players production of "Don't Drink the Water" January 31-February 9. The cast also includes former Footlighters David Giagrando, Jim Merlin, and Cathy Larson. The production is directed by Richard Alvin White. For more information, go to the Milton Players website at www.miltonplayers.org.
Our Technical Director, Dan Sheehan, is designing the lighting for the Needham Community Theatre production of Annie. For information, see www.needhamtheatre.org.
Curtain Up! October 2013
The October 2013 issue of Curtain Up!, our newsletter to patrons and members, is available online.
Barbara Schapiro is playing Mrs. Van Daan in the Diary of Anne Frank, performing at Milton Players' new venue at Brayton Auditorium at the Mass. Hospital School in Canton, which is being directed by Frank Moffett. Show dates Nov. 1, 2, 8, 9, 10.
Rich Morton is performing in Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus with Canton Community Theatre this December.
Peter Bradley, Claire Lukaczyn, and Barbara Schapiro performed this past summer in William Shakespear's The Tempest with The Gazebo Players of Medfield.
Marianne Phinney was the Stage Manager for The Dining Room at Amazing Things in Framingham. Tony Liapis did the lighting design. The play was directed by Paul Dixon.
Paul Campbell recently performed in August: Osage County at the Footlight Club in Jamaica Plain, which was directed by Frank Moffett.