Thursday, July 11, 2019

2019-20 THE SEASON




Main Stage Award Winning Community Theater, TWELFTH NIGHT



Twelfth Night CALLBACK materials:
https://app.box.com/s/a4q3wk44a2esup0s4qnps1p5uhonj95f

TWELFTH NIGHT Callback List

VIOLA
Rachel Schulte
Violet Wang

OLIVIA/MARIA
Arshia Panicker
Rene O’Neal
Ruperta Nelson

FESTE
Rachel Schulte
Violet Wang

MALVOLIO/SIR TOBY BELCH
Luis Quintero
Chris Oldi

SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK
Cedric Allen
Chris Oldi

SEBASTIAN
Cedric Allen

FABIAN
Peter Ackerman

ILLYRIAN SEXTET
Jesse Pelligrino
Rachel Heyman
Sean Murtha
Catherine Saraceno
Giselle Soto
Camden Bachochin

TBD – ORSINO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, ENSEMBLE



Join the Party and PLAY ON! 
Regional PREMIERE! Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub’s “blissfu​l, happiness-drenched” (NY TIMES) musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is a free-spirited, thoroughly delightful gloss on the bard’s beloved comedy.  Featuring Taub’s buoyant jazz-funk-and-R&B-inflected score this exuberant, inclusive party is a joyful tale of mistaken identity, self-discovery, and true love. 
"The show’s concluding, celebratory song asks us to “see through the eyes of another, hear through the ears of somebody else.” That’s when you realize that  it’s empathy that makes this production feel like such a blessing​.” NY TIMES
 ​A musical adaptation of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S Twelfth Night
Conceived by KWAME KWEI-ARMAH & SHANIA TAUB
Music and Lyrics by 
SHANIA TAUB 
Choreography by JENNIFER JONAS CAHILL
Produced by CAGLE McDONALD & RENE O’NEIL
Direction & Musical Direction by GEORGE H. CROOM



PERFORMANCES

November 9, 2019 at​ 7:30pm
November 10, 2019 at 2:00pm
November 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
November 17, 2019 at 2:00pm
AUDITIONS
September 10 and 12 at 7pm. 
Callbacks September 17 at 7pm

Irvington Town Hall Theater
85 Main St, Irv NY
This unique, inventive show combines Shakespeare with all the sounds of today, from R&B, gospel, country, rock and hip hop. We are looking for a very strong, diverse ensemble of players, to bring to life this exciting Non-Equity production.

Please prepare 16 – 32 bars (no more than a minute) of a Broadway, R&B, pop, gospel or country song in the style of the show.  Please do not sing material from the show.  

Please bring a headshot/photo and resume, clothing and shoes you can move in. You may be asked to stay to dance and or read.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

The Women

FESTE.  (Any age).  The clown of Illyria, who also acts as narrator.  Mezzo Soprano with high mix. 

VIOLA.  (20 – 30s) Also known as Cesario, she is washed ashore after a shipwreck, and while searching for her brother falls in love with Count Orsino – while disguised as his servant/messenger Cesario.  Mezzo Soprano – must be able to go very low as well as mix high to an E.

OLIVIA.  (Any age) A wealthy, beautiful Illyrian countess, who, while mourning the death of her brother, falls in love with Cesario.   Mezzo Soprano, with both low and high range. 

MARIA.  (Any age) Olivia’s lady in waiting; smart, cunning and smarter than the men she surrounds herself with.  Alto.

The Men

ORSINO.  (20 s – 30s) A powerful noblemen (and most eligible bachelor) in Illyria, who is hopelessly in love with Olivia.  Baritone/Tenor or Lyric Baritone.

SEBASTIAN.  (20 – 30s)  Viola’s lost twin brother, who comes to Illyria to start a new life; falls in love with Olivia.  Tenor

MALVOLIO.  (Any age).  Straight-laced steward of Olivia, whose vanity makes him think he is headed for greatness by marrying Olivia.  Bari-Tenor, to a high A.

SIR TOBY BELCH.  (Any age).  Olivia’s uncle; rowdy, mischevious, unapologetically rowdy.  Nemesis of Malvolio.  Bass-baritone.

SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK.  (Any age).  Toby’s companion and partner in crime; also a suitor to Olivia.  Weak, nerdish man.  Bari-Tenor.

ANTONIO.  (20-40s).  After finding Sebastian in the wreckage of a shipwreck , becomes his traveling companion, best friend and protector.  Bari-Tenor.

FABIAN. (Any age).  Another one of Toby’s companions.  Bari-Tenor.


ENSEMBLE:  Looking for a very strong, diverse ensemble of all ages to play a variety of roles.  Including Wedding Singers, Two Officers, Attendants, etc.  The ensemble participates quite heavily in this show - so versatility is a plus. 

Twelfth Night takes place yesterday, today and always.
Our Illyria is a mythical city by the water where no one person or group is an expert.
Our Illyria has all different musical styles in order to create as inclusive a world as possible.
Our Illyria isn’t set in any one time and place.
Our Illyria is a place of transformation, self-actualization and love

SONG LIST
Play On
Feste, Orsino, Viola, Olivia, Illyrians
Word on the Street I
Illyrians
Tell Her
Orsino, Viola
If You Were My Beloved
Orsino, Olivia, Viola
If You Were My Beloved (Reprise)
Antonio
Viola's Soliloquy
Viola
You're the Worst
Feste, Sir Andrew, Fabian, Sir Toby, Maria, Malvolio, Illyrians
Is This Not Love?
Feste, Orsino, Viola
Count Malvolio
Malvolio, Illyrians
I Am She
Olivia, Viola
Word on the Street II
Illyrians
Count Malvolio (Reprise)
Malvolio
What Kind of Man Are You Gonna Be?
Sir Toby, Viola, Sir Andrew, Illyrians
Viola Soliloquy (Reprise)
Viola
Greatness
Malvolio
Sebastian's Soliloquy
Sebastian, Olivia, Illyrian Officiant
Word on the Street III
Illyrians
Viola's Soliloquy (2nd Reprise)
Viola, Sebastian, Orsino, Olivia
Tell Her (Reprise)
Orsino, Viola
I Am She (Reprise)
Olivia, Viola
Malvolio's Exit
Malvolio
Is This Not Love? (Reprise)
Wedding Singer & All
Eyes of Another
All

MAIN STAGE Award Winning Community Theater


A HAND CLAPPIN', FINGER SNAPPIN', FOOT STOMPIN', ROCK-N-ROLLIN' GOOD TIME!



Join the Party as Clocktower kicks off the season Saturday October 5th celebrating the music of the legendary rock ‘n’ roll songwriting duo, Leiber and Stoller! This Grammy-winning, Tony- nominated smash hit features 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded. SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE isn't just great pop music - it's compelling musical theatre thrilling theatergoers with its enduring themes and searing emotions.

Lyrics and Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Conceived by Jack Viertel
Choreography by Jennifer Jonas Cahill
Produced by Cagle McDonald
Direction & Musical Direction by George H. Croom

STARRING Miquel Acevedo, 
Larry Johnson, Tony Melson, Mika Nishida, Rene O’Neal,
Romello Rodriguez, Lili Thomas, Tilden Todd, Jen Vadella, Ashley Wool, Denis Zepeda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvsljAdOUnE

Pre-Troupe Fall & Spring 2019-20, Acting Adventures





ACTING ADVENTURES
HEY KIDS!  LET'S PUT ON A SHOW!

Youngsters eager to perform get a terrific all-around first theater experience.  Acting, singing and dancing as they bring a different story to life each week using fanciful costumes, props,  music and foremost, their own imagination!

Age 4 – Grade 1
Tuesdays 3:30-4:30
FALL Begins Sept 17, 2019
SPRING Begins Jan 7, 2020

SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS – tba
Fall (12 sessions)
Sept 17
Sept 24
Oct 1
Oct 8
Oct 15
Oct 22
Oct 29
Nov 5
Nov 12 

Nov 19
Nov 26
Dec 3  
Spring (12 sessions)
Jan 7
Jan 14
Jan 21
Jan 29
Feb 4 
Feb 11
Feb 18 CLOSED Winter break
Feb 25
March 3
March 10
March 17
March 24   Last Class - with parents

Teen Troupe, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

WHODUNIT? YOU DECIDE!
Take a trip back in time to a Victorian music hall where a delightfully loony ensemble of actors stage Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel. Everyone is a suspect in this rollicking Tony® “Triple Crown” WINNER –  Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score! It’s the only show in town that ends differently every night, depending on what the audience decides.

A Musical by Rupert Holmes (50%)
Original Broadway production produced by
the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producer
Produced by Cagle McDonald & Rene O’Neal
Choreography by Jennifer Jonas Cahill
Direction & Musical Direction by George H. Croom 


Grades 9-12
Fridays 3:45 – 6:45PM
Begins September 13, 2019
Tuition: $1045        
ENROLL TODAY 

SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS
Sept 13 Irvington Theater
Sept 20  Main Street School
Sept 27 Irvington Theater
Oct 4 Irvington Theater
Oct 11 Main Street School
Oct 18 Main Street School
Oct 25 
 Main Street School
Oct 26 (Saturday)  HOLD-11am - 2pm  Location TBD
Nov 1 Main Street School
Nov 8
  Main Street School rehearsal ends at 6pm
Nov 15  Main Street School
Nov 22
 Main Street School
Nov 23 (Saturday)  HOLD-11am - 2pm  Location TBD
Nov 29  CLOSED Thanksgiving
Dec 6 Irvington Theater
Dec 13 Main Street School
Dec 20 Irvington Theater **Everyone needs to be off-book
Dec 27 CLOSED Holidays
Jan 3 CLOSED Holidays
Jan 10 Main Street School
Jan 17 
Irvington Theater
Jan 18 (Saturday)  HOLD-11am - 2pm  Location TBD
Jan 24 Main Street School
Jan 31 3:45- 9:45Main Street School
Sat Feb 1, HOLD   
11am - 2pm  Location TBD
Sun Feb 2, 12 -5pm Irvington Theater
Mon Feb 3
, 5pm - 9:30 pm Irvington Theater
Tue Feb 4, 5pm - 9:30 pm Irvington Theater
Wed Feb 5, 5pm - 9:30 pm Irvington Theater
Thur Feb 6, 5pm - 9:30 pm 
Irvington Theater

Performances:Irvington Theater
February 7, 2020 at 7:30pm

February 8, 2020 at 7:30pm
SNOW DATE Feb 9 at 2pm

TICKETS 
10% discount for 15+ tickets

A limited number of FREE tickets for first responders


THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD – CAST LIST

Mr William Cartwright  – The Chairman                             Arthur O’Sullivan
Mr James Throttle – The Stage Manager                              David Luftig
Mr Clive Paget/John Jasper                                                   Jack Finegan
Miss Alice Nutting/Edwind Drood                                        Malia McLellan
Miss Dierdre Peregrine/Rosa Bud                                         Guiliana DeMarnis
Miss Janet Conover/Helena Landless                                    Annika Mertens
Mr Victor Grinstead/Neville Landless                                   Nick Varsames
Mr Cedric Moncrieffe/Rev. Crisparkle                                   Oscar Salvaggio
Miss Angela Prysock/Princess Puffer                                    Raven Montagna
Mr Nick Cricker/Durdles                                                       James Heins
Mr Nick Cricker Jr/Deputy                                                     Jack Lobel
Mr Philip Bax/Bazzard/Waiter                                             Owen Gartlan
Miss Isobel Yearsley/Wendy                                                  Miriam Chester
Miss Florence Gill/Beatrice                                                    Emma Koonce
Miss Charlotte Dickenson/Flo                                               Ellie O’Sullivan
Mr Harry Sayle/Shade of Jasper/Horace                              Aidan Duver
Miss Delia Morgan /Shade of Drood/Chambermaid            Melissa Kim
           
Citizens Of Closterham/Members Of The Company
Mr Nicolas Michael                                                                Theodore Levin
Mr Alan Eliot                                                                          Leo Jame McLaughlin III
Mr Christopher Lyon                                                              Lucas Turano
Mr Medford Moss                                                                   Anthony Archer
Mr Alan Eliot                                                                          Victor Varsames
Miss Sarah Cook/Chambermaid                                            Grace Jersey
Miss Mariah Pruitt/Chambermaid                                       Carolina Javier
Miss Winnifred Parcival/Chambermaid                                Julia Levin
Miss Gwendolen Pynn                                                            Caroline Bayer
Miss Violet Balfour                                                                 Mae Hawkins
Miss Evageline Doddery                                                         Maeve Van Engen


THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD – MUSICAL SELECTIONS


There You Are                                           The Chairman and Company
A Man Could Go Quite Mad                     Jasper
Two Kinsman                                            Drood and Jasper
Moonfall                                                    Rosa
Moonfall Quartet                                       Rosa, Helena, Wendy, Beatrice and Chambermaids
The Wages Of Sin                                     Puffer
The Opium Ballet                                      Shade Drood, Shade Jasper and Ensemble
Ceylon/A British Subject                          Helena, Neville, Drood, Rosa, Crisparkle, Jasper, Ensemble
Both Sides Of The Coin                            The Chairman and Jasper
Perfect Strangers                                       Drood and Rosa
No Good Can Come From Bad                 Neville, Rosa, Helena, Crisparkle, Jasper, Drood, Bazzard
Never The Luck                                        Bazzard and Ensemble
Off To The Races                                      The Chairman, Durdles, Deputy and Company

An English Music Hall                              The Chairman and Company
Private Investigation*                                 Datchery, Puffer and Ensemble
The Name Of Love/Moonfall                     Jasper, Rosa and Company
Don’t Quit While You’re Ahead                Full Company
Garden Path To Hell                                    Puffer
Puffer’s Revelation                                      Puffer
Out On A Limerick                                     The Real Datchery (?)
Jasper’s Confession                                     Jasper
Murderer’s Confession                                The Real Murderer (?)
Perfect Strangers reprise                              The Lovers (?)
Writing On The Wall                                   Drood and Company