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Chester Theatre Company presents THE ALIENS by Annie Baker 8/16 at 2pm and 8pm, 8/17 at 8pm, 8/18 at 2pm and 8pm, 8/19 at 2pm
Town Hall Theatre, 15 Middlefield Rd., Chester, MA
Included in the NEW YORK TIMES as a must-see production at a summer festival in Western Massachusetts!
Jasper and KJ, both suffering from “failure to launch,” have created their own universe behind a local coffee shop, where the dumpster smells last week’s lattes. Enter Evan, an impressionable new employee/high school student intrigued by the pair’s unconventional charm. While the two impart their “wisdom” on their new, young friend, life’s great pleasures like literature and music are savored along with its bitter brew.
Double Edge Theatre’s
We The People Summer Spectacle 2018
August 16 - 19
Wed - Sun, rain or shine
We are reimagining We The People, with entirely uncharted territories to explore. The audience will travel among the fields, flowers, waterways, barns, forests, and secret paths of our blooming, verdant Farm. Birds fly above, transforming into human form as they gently land. Courageous citizens emerge from the past - a farmer, an immigrant, a suffragist, a black knight and more - leaving a legacy of vital imagination that shapes the present and future. Enormous creatures appear from the trees and spring up from the water; a woman’s voice is heard, her song of longing floating on the wind.
History, flight, and music are woven together to create an allegorical tapestry, the audience invited to wander among these fantastical, interlaced worlds.
Tomfoolery Entertainment presents Tomfoolery: Sketch Comedy Live! Aug 17 @7:30PM, Aug 18 @7:30PM, Aug 19 @2:30PM
(Nuestras Raices Farm) 24 Jones Ferry Rd, Holyoke MA
A unique bled of crude and clever comedy, "Sketch Comedy Live!" is a variety show presented by Tomfoolery Entertainment, featuring original sketch comedy, improvisational comedy and guest musical performances!
Nuestras Raices Farm (La Finca)
24 Jones Ferry Road, Holyoke, MA, 01040
Friday August 17th @7:30 PM (Doors open at 7PM!)
Saturday August 18th @7:30 PM (Doors open at 7PM!)
Sunday August 19th @2:30 PM (Doors open at 2PM!)
Pre-sale Admissions: $10
Student Admissions (at the door): $10
General Admission (at the door): $15 Tickets
***ADULT CONTENT DISCLAIMER: This show was designed for a mature audience and includes material that some viewers may find offensive. 18+ Recommended***
"IN THE HEIGHTS"
Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed by Patricia Sandoval and Ellen Cogen
Auditions are Tuesday and Wednesday August 21 & 22, 2-5pm and 6-8pm with possible callbacks on Friday, August 24.
Holyoke Community College Fine & Performing Arts Building, Leslie Phillips Theater (the Forum)
Performance Dates: Thursday through Saturday, November 8, 9, and 10 and November 15, 16, and 17.
Auditions will consist of
-Readings from the script
-16 bars of a song from "In the Heights"
-Dancing. Wear clothing you can move around in.
Set around Fourth of July in the primarily Hispanic neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City, "In the Heights" tells the universal stories of three generations living in this vibrant community. Their neighborhood is on the brink of change, and the characters sing about their hopes and struggles. These songs tell audiences about the dreams of first-generation college student Nina Rosario; Abuela Claudia, who left her home country of Cuba as a child; Usnavi de la Vega and Daniela, who fight to keep their small businesses open as the neighborhood faces gentrification; and many others. Each character negotiates which traditions are important for them to keep and which ones they should leave behind.
This production is made possible, in part, by the support of the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts.
*You do not have to be an HCC student to audition* Facebook
Auditions for Ghost Light's final show of 2018, "Sex With Strangers." by Laurie Eason August 29 and 30 at 7:00 PM
Gateway City Arts, 92-114 Race St. Holyoke, MA
How far will you go to get what you want? Will you be the same person if you do? When twenty-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away.
Directed by Kevin Tracy
OLIVIA: 39 and then 41. Smart, sexy, outwardly strong but covering some fragility. American but spent many years living abroad.
ETHAN: 28 and then 30. Very charismatic, sexy, a fast talker, used to being the center of attention. From Chicago but has little to no accent.
Springfield College Theater hiring a Technical Direction/Scenic Designer Springfield College Fuller Arts Center and scenic shop
Beginning Fall 2018
Provide technical direction and scenic design for Springfield College Theater, supervised and directed by Prof. Martin Shell. We produce one play each semester.
Fee per show. Applicants with an MA or MFA may also apply to instruct a stage production course as an adjunct. TD does not require the grad degree, but please provide your resume of experience.
Auditions for Amherst Leisure Services Community Theater's upcoming production of Peter Panare September 14-16! Audition appointments can be made via phone at 413-259-3065. Auditions are at the Bangs Community Center in Amherst.
The production will be an exciting and inclusive take on the classic story of Peter Pan.The show goes up in Bowker Auditorium at UMass Amherst in January 2019.
Cast size will be about 60. Auditions are open to anyone age 7-107 (no performing experience required). Folks of all genders, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and sexual orientations are encouraged to audition. Visit www.alsct.org/auditions for more information (including an audition FAQ) and email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Request for Proposals
Eggtooth Productions Radical Interconnectedness Festival
Turners Falls, MA
April 26, 27, 2019
We are seeking proposals from artists to address the concerns of marginalized communities.
We invite stories that engage issues of race, age, gender, religion, economic class, and those aspects of cultural identity that have been suppressed.
We seek a wide range of artistic expression: music, dance, theatrical, visual, immersive, installation.
Commission fee will be $500 and Eggtooth will provide the venue, the audience, and promotions for the work.
Email proposals to: email@example.com
Deadline is October 31, 2018
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
MAKE LEARNING WITH REAL LIVE THEATRE THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR SUMMER!
We are psyched to launch five brand new summer workshops for theatre makers of all backgrounds, interests, and levels of experience.
All workshops are led by RLT members and educators and will take place at the North Star Building on Route 116 in Sunderland, MA. Join us for any or all of these fabulous afternoons - discounts are available for those interested in more than one!
Saturday August 25th 1-4 PM: Instigating Hope and Change Through Theater with Ezekiel Baskin and Trenda Loftin
CLICK HERE for more information on each workshop, our educators, and how to register! Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.