On Other Stages

Upcoming performances on other stages by TCS members:

Once again TCS members Stephen Russo and Maureen Pilot will be featured in the annual Winton Club Cabaret Show, “BLING”, a benefit for the Winchester Hospital.  Performances are Tuesday 31 January thru Saturday 4 February 2017, with various curtain times.  At the Winchester Town Hall auditorium / 72 Mount Vernon Street / Winchester, Mass.  Prices range from $10 to $50, depending on the seat location and show date.  For more info and to get tickets see wintonclub.org or call 781-729-5307.

Recent performances by TCS members on other stages:

The New England School of Performing Arts presented A Christmas Carol.  The Charles Dickens holiday classic came to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast with the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring.  A handful of actors will bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds.  Including TCS members Sherri Raftery as Mrs. Cratchit and Andrew Quinney as Jacob Marley. Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.  A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying “Bah Hunbug!”  Performances were Saturday 17 December 2016 at 2:00 PM and at 5:00 PM.  At the UU Church of Reading, 239 Woburn Street.  Tickets are $15, or $10 for students or seniors.  Directed by Kelly Walsh (she directed the TCS production of Lovers and Other Strangers).  Sound effects by Roald Wilson.  For tickets see www.neschoolofperformingarts.org.

The Psych Drama Company presented Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? the drama by Edward Albee.  In an intimate setting in George and Martha’s living room (the parlor of the United Parish of Brookline, 210 Harvard Street).  TCS member Wendy Lippe played the leading role of Martha.  Meg Anchukaitis is the director of publicity.  Each performance is followed by a discussion led by a psychologist, psychiatrist, or similar practitioner.  Remaining performances are Friday & Saturday 16 & 17 December 2016 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday 18 December at 6:30 PM.  For tickets and more info see www.thepsychdramacompany.com

The Winthrop Playmakers presented the classic musical fable Gypsy, suggested by the memoirs of burlesque artist Gypsy Rose Lee.  Performances were June 18-19 and 23-26, 2016, at Memorial Hall in Winthrop.  See www.WinthropPlaymakers.com  for tickets and info.  About half of the cast and staff have appeared on the TCS stage or worked behind the secnes.  The leading role of Rose is played by Susan Austin (Clue, Good Doctor), Lauren Amaru (Oliver) plays Electra, and Tom Kelleher (Urinetown) is Tulsa.  Various supporting roles are played by Scott Forrest-Allen, Brian Dion, Grace Meidanis, Autumn Dion, Diego Clark; and Laramie Project cast members:  Julie Schoenthal, Greg Sullivan, Damien LaCount, Laura Edwards, and Meg Anchukaitis.  The Gypsy director is Jason Hair-Wynn (Laramie), and the music director is Cassandra Marsh (Fiddler on the Roof).  Technical staff include Elvira Schoenthal, Billy Thompson, Deirdre Shaw, Sarah Byrne-Martelli, Patrick Harris, Monica Bruno, Nicholas Raponi, Jimmy Wlodyka, and Amanda Allen.

Greta DiGiorgio (Lady Macduff in Macbeth) appeared as Susan in the Weston Friendly Society production of Company by Stephen Sondheim.  Performances were March 5, 6, 11, 12, 2016.  For tickets, see:   http://www.westonfriendly.org/tickets/

Amanda Allen played Jack’s Mother in the Spotlight Playhouse production of the Stephen Sondheim musical Into The Woods.  Mary Jane Donahue is in the Ensemble.  Performances are at Haverhill High School on June 12, 13, 19, 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM, and on June 21 at 3:00 PM.  For tickets and info see:  www.spotlightplayhouse.org

Stephen Russo and Maureen Pilot were both in the 2015 edition of the Winton Club Cabaret.  This is an annual revue that benefits Winchester Hospital, held at Winchester Town Hall.  This year the title is Spotlight on The Red Carpet, featuring award-winning songs from the Oscars, Tonys, and Grammy Awards.  Performances are January 27-31, 2015.  For tickets and info see:   www.wintonclub.org

Greta DiGiorgio played the role of Truvy Jones in Steel Magnolias presented by ACT Theater Company in North Andover.  She will speak with her real accent!  Performances are January 30, 31, and February 1, 2015.  For tickets and information see:  www.acttheatercompany.com

The Footlight Club presented the popular musical comedy Bye Bye Birdie.  TCS’ biggest comedienne Brittnay Mitchell played the role of Momma Mae Peterson, which she originally perfected years ago in a production at Belmonte Middle School.  The lead role of Kim MacAfee was played by Emily Sheeran.  The producer was Jen Gelzleichter.  Performances are November 8 thru 22, 2014.  For tickets, see www.footlight.org.

The Winthrop Playmakers presented the musical thriller The Rocky Horror Show alive on stage.  A dinner theater show at a new venue, the Cottage Park Yacht Club.  TCS members in the cast include:  Patrick Harris as Riff Raff, Lauren Amaru as Magenta, Nick Raponi as Frank N Furter, Mark Damon as Brad, and Amanda Allen, Kristy Discipio, Grace Meidanis, Kim Misci, and Billy Thompson in the Ensemble.  Performances are Thursdays & Fridays, October 9, 10, 16, 17, 2014.  (TCS members may go to the performance on Friday 10 October, since that is the only one that does not conflict with Charlotte’s Web rehearsals or performances.)  For tickets and info, see:  www.winthropplaymakers.com.

Sea Change Theatre Company in Beverly presented the Shakespeare tragedy Hamlet.  Performances are October 3-18, 2014.  TCS members appearing include:  Emily Sheeran as Ophelia, Abigail Dickson as Osric and Player, and Tom Ostrowski as Grave Digger.  Saugus High alums we are familiar with include Ian Helmick as Laertes, and Laura Liberge as Player King.  For more info and tickets see:  www.seachangetheatre.com

ACT Theater Company presented Young Frankenstein, the musical comedy by Mel Brooks.  Featured players from TCS include Greta DiGiorgio, and Bobby Imperato.  Performances are October 24-November 1, 2014.  For tickets and info, see:  www.acttheatercompany.com

Wakefield Repertory Theatre presented the musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone.  The show was hysterical and superbly done.  TCS members in the cast include:  Kathleen Tringale as Drowsy, Rosemary DeGregorio as Mrs. Tottendale, Brian Dion as Mr. Feldzieg, Derek Clark as George, Carolina Lanney as Trix, and Marissa Geller in the Ensemble.  Monica Bruno is the stage manager.  Trish and Autumn Dion are behind the scenes.  Performances are September 12-21, 2014.  For tickets and info, see: www.wakefieldrep.org.

Greta DiGiorgio, who played Lady Macduff in our production of Macbeth, performed the role of Baroness Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music, presented by the  ACT Theater Company in North Andover.  Performances were the weekend of June 13-15, 2014.  Here is a Fun Fact:  Greta and the girl that’s playing Maria, Caroline Musica, both played trees in a production of Hansel and Gretel about seven years ago.  Both were white birches.  And, have come a long way since then.  Here is the link for the show and to get tickets to Sound of Musichttp://www.acttheatercompany.com/#!box-office/c1u0k

Spotlight Playhouse of Haverhill presented The Music Man.  Our own Amanda Allen was one of the Pick-a-Little Ladies, and Suzanne Jalbert was the Music Director.  Performances are June 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 2014.  For tickets, see:  http://www.spotlightplayhouse.org/tickets.html

Marblehead Little Theatre presented Les Miserables, with performances June 27 to July 7, 2014.  The director was Steve Black, drama teacher at Saugus High.  Those who have performed with TCS in the cast included:  Bob Russell as the Bishop of Digne, Matt Ludwig as Babet, Les Tarmey as Clasquesous, Bobby Imperato as Grantaire, and in the Ensemble:  Bryan Cipoletta and Sarah Belliveau.  For tickets, see:  http://www.mltlive.com/tickets/

Wendy Lippe played Blanche, Stephen Sacchetti played Stanley, and Derek Bousquet played the Young Collector, in The Psych Drama Company and Rhode Island Shakespeare Company production of A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams.  (Wendy played Amanda and Derek was the Gentleman Caller in the recent TCS production of Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, and Stephen was Romeo in the TCS production of Romeo and Juliet.)  Nicholas Meunier is the director, Larry Segel is the stage manager, and both have small cameo roles.  Rehearsals were in Brookline, but the performances were at the Courthouse Center for the Arts in West Kingston, Rhode Island.  Performance dates were February 14-16 and 21-23, 2014.  An abbreviated version of this production will be remounted at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center during August 2015.

For many years TCS member Stephen Russo has been performing in the Winton Club Cabaret Show. Funds raised benefit Winchester Hospital. This year the them was “Rock the House” and featured Rock Classics. Maureen Pilot was also in it. Performances were at the Winchester Town Hall from January 28 to February 1, 2014. For tickets and info, see: www.wintonclub.org. (Click on the Cabaret, then ORDER TICKETS.)

William Fafard played London Boy in the North Shore Music Theatre’s 2013 edition of A Christmas Carol, based on the book by Charles Dickens. Performances were December 6-22, 2013. For more info and to purchase tickets see: http://www.nsmt.org/

The Savoyard Light Opera Company presented Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado.  The cast included Bob Russell in the title role, and Tom Ostrowski as Nanki-Poo.  Performances were November 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 PM, and November 17, 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM.  For more info and tickets see:  http://www.savoyardlightopera.org/

Stephen Russo had the leading role of Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago, presented by Nashoba Players.  Performances November 8, 9, 15, 16, 2013 in Westford, Mass.  For more info and tickets, see:  http://www.nashobaplayers.org/performances/fall

Lexi Deschene excelled in the leading role of Bunny in The House of Blue Leaves, presented by Ghost Light Players in Marlborough.  November 15-17, 2013.  For more info and tickets see:  http://ghostlightplayers.com/productions/

Allison Tucker (The Good Doctor) was featured as Gwendolyn in The Important of Being Earnest, at the AFD Theatre.  Performances October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2013.  For more info and tickets see:  http://www.afdtheatre.org

Nicholas Meunier was featured in Boeing Boeing presented by ZeroPoint Theater.  The director was Bobby Imperato.  Performances were October 17-20, 2013.  For tickets and info see:  http://www.zptheater.com.

The Wellesley Players presented August:  Osage County on November 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2013.  TCS members in the cast included Emily Sheeran and Nicholas Meunier, and the director was Chip Sheeran.  For more info and tickets see:  http://www.wellesleyplayers.org

Wakefield Rep presented the musical Meet Me in St. Louis.  Cast members included Kathleen Tringale, Rosemary DeGregorio, and Josh Carter.  The choreographer was Marissa Geller.  The stage manager was Mary Moffett.  Performances on September 27-19 and October 4-6, 2013.  For tickets and info see: http://www.wakefieldrep.org.

Lori L’Italien appeared as Fantine in the Woodland Theatre presentation of Les Miserables.  Performances October 4-6, 2013

Winthrop Playmakers presented Avenue Q, the recent hit with puppets.  Cast members include Nick Raponi.  June 14-23, 2013.  For tickets, see http://www.winthropplaymakers.com/.

Marblehead Little Theatre presented the Monty Python musical comedy Spamalot.  Featuring TCS members Amanda Allen, Derek Clark, and Bobby Imperato.  June 27 – July 7, 2013.  For more info and tickets, see http://www.mltlive.com/.

Nick Raponi played the title role in the Neverland Theatre production of Shrek, the Musical.  July 12-21, 2013.   For more info and tickets, see:  http://www.neverlandtheatre.com/

The cast of the North Shore Music Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz will include our own William Fafard.  July 16-28, 2013.  For more info and tickets, see:  http://www.nsmt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1057&Itemid=2373

Britt Mitchell is in the improvisational and musical Family Show at ImprovBoston, in Cambridge, on Saturdays at 6:00 PM.  For info and tickets see:  http://www.improvboston.com/shows/familyshow

Wakefield Repertory Theatre presented the mystery musical comedy Lucky Stiff.  Performances April 12-21, 2013.  Most of the cast and staff involved have worked with TCS:  the music director is Shawn Gelzleichter, the co-producers are Monica Bruno and Richard Mitrano, the assistant choreographer is Melissa Geller, and the cast includes Susan Austin, Greg Cushing, Carolina Lanney, Marissa Geller, Kathleen Tringale, and Chris Van Der Rhodes.  For tickets and more info, visit:  http://www.wakefieldrep.org

Wendy Lippe (Cherry Orchard) is the artistic director of The Psych Drama Company.  They presented No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre, directed by Marty BlackEagle-Carl, with post-show jargon-free discussions by psychologists, psychiatrists, and academicians.  Performances April 25 through May 4, 2013 at the Factory Theatre in Boston.  For more info and tickets visit  http://www.thepsychdramacompany.com/index.html.

Arts After Hours will present Nunsense A-Men, which is just like Nunsense but with men playing the nuns.  Featuring TCS members Bobby Imperato  as Sister Mary Leo and Nick Raponi as Sister Mary Hubert.  Nicole Felix is the assistant stage manager.  Cabaret style performances are March 7-23, 2013 at LynnArts.  For more info and tickets, see:  http://www.artsafterhours.com

Britt Mitchell is Annabeles: A Play of the Macabre, a world premiere about Edgar Allen Poe.  Directed by Saugus High alumnae Laura Liberge and Brittany Daley.  At the MEG building in Saugus, March 15-17, 2013.  For tickets, see:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/319256

More than 50% of the cast of Peanuts characters in the Winthrop Playmakers production of You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown are filled by TCS members.  In the adult cast (running February 15-24, 2013), Billy Thompson plays the role of Linus. In the youth cast (February 8-10), Michael Saracco plays Charlie Brown, Autumn Dion is Lucy, Will Fafard is Linus, Gabriel Clark is Schroeder, Anthony Turilli is Rerun, Michael Tringale is Pig Pen, and Molli Motroni is Snoopy.  The director is Nick Raponi, who was featured in the recent TCS production of The Producers, as were the children coordinators Bobby Imperato and Lauren Amaru.  For tickets and info, see:  http://www.winthropplaymakers.com.

Max Roberts was in the Stoneham Theatre mainstage production of It’s A Wonderful Life, which is based on the movie by the same name.  He played Young George Bailey.  The show runs through December 23, 2012 with performances Thursdays at 7:30, Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 3:00 and 8PM and Sundays at 2PM.  Go to www.StonehamTheatre.org for more information.

Susan Roberts ran the box office for Black Nativity – the gospel version of the birth of Christ at Blackman Auditorium, Northeastern University. Performances were December 14-22, 2012. Groups of 20 or more received a 10% discount.  Mention that you saw this listing and I will wave the service charge for your group!  Call 617-585-6366.  For more information about the show, www.BlackNativity.org.

Britt Mitchell appeared in 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, at the Boston Center for the Arts from October 28 through November 11, 2012.  For info see:  http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/44-Plays-for-44-Presidents/

Carolina Lanney appeared in the Winthrop Playmakers presentation of Sylvia, a comedy by A.R. Gurney.  A performance that isn’t at the same time as TCS’ The Producers is on Sunday 11 November 2012 at 3:00 PM.  For info see:  http://www.winthropplaymakers.com/

Lori L’Italien appeared  in the F.U.D.G.E. company’s very moving production of Parade, a musical drama, during October 2012.  For more info and tickets, see:  http://www.fudgetheatre.com/

Billy Thompson, Lauren Amaru, Brion Dion, Carolina Lanney, and others were in the Winthrop Playmakers presentation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It in September-October 2012.

Bobby Imperato and Nick Raponi were in the Burlington Players presentation of Little Shop of Horrors in September 2012.

Kai Chao, Rosemary DeGregorio, Jean Amorosi, Autumn Dion, Regina Harris, Mollie Motroni, and Gabriel Clark were in the September 2012 production of Bye Bye Birdie by the Wakefield Repertory Theatre.

Minelva LaPlante (Rheba in our recent production of You Can’t Take It With You) appeared in Show Up, a new play written by Paloma Valenzuela. The play was presented by Can’t Wait Productions in Dorchester, Mass.  Click here for details.

Meghann Breton (Essie in You Can’t Take It With You) will be having her own radio show with a permanent time slot on Zumix radio.  She will be on the air each Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.  To listen to Meg’s show tune in on your computer to zumix.org and hit the blinking live radio button.

William Fafard performed with Harvard Community Theatre in their production of the musical Crossing Brooklyn. This show was also presented at the 2012 EMACT festival, later in the same session as The Proposal.

TCS Member Nicholas Meunier appeared recently as Biff Loman in Death of a Salesman, presented by Arlington Friends of the Drama.  Performances were at AFD, 22 Academy Street in Arlington, January 27-29 and February 3-5, 2012. For more information, go to http://www.afdtheatre.org, and for tickets go to http://ticketstage.com/AFD.

Bobby Imperato (most recently Bill Sykes in Oliver!) appeared in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change with Arts After Hours in Lynn, MA, January 19-28, 2012. Click on http://www.artsafterhours.com for the details and on http://www.ticketstage.com/AAH for online ticketing.

Amazing Theater Company presented The Secret Garden, the musical by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman.  Chip Sheeran (director of Crucible) was the director, and Elizabeth Sheeran was the choreographer.  Gabriel Clark (Childrens’ Workshop) had his first big role, and appeared with his father Derek Clark (many roles on the TCS stage).  Performances were February 10, 11, 17, 18 at 8:00 PM, and February 12, 19, 2012 at 2:00 PM, at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham.  http://www.amazingthings.org/frontpage2.asp?DC_ID=1882.

Brian Dion (many TCS roles) appeared as Norman Bulansky in The Boys Next Door by Tom Griffin.  Presented by the Winthrop Playmakers, with performances on February 10, 11, 17, 18, 2012 at 8:00 PM, and February 12, 19 at 3:00 PM.   http://www.winthropplaymakers.com.

Winthrop Playmakers presented Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, with multiple casts, and with actors of varying ages.  The performance on Thursday 23 February 2012 featured Kayla Harvey (in TCS’ Wizard of Oz), and that on Friday 24 February featured Michael Saracco (Artful Dodger in Oliver!).

Tom Ostrowski (director of Oliver!) had the role of Even Older Adam Goodheart in the Sudbury Savoyards’ production of Ruddigore by Gilbert and Sullivan.  Performances were February 23, 24, 25 & March 2, 3 at 8:00 PM and February 26 & March 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM, at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.  http://www.sudburysavoyards.org.

TCS Members Mike Fay (Mr. Brownlow in our recent production of Oliver!), Sherri Raftery, and Fred Nuzzo appeared in Sandbags, StageLeft, a hilarious murder mystery comedy by Jack Neary.  Presented by TTS Players at the Byfield Community Arts Center, 7 Central Street, Byfield, MA.  February 24, 25, 26, March 2, 3, 4, 2012; Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM.  http://www.tts-players.comSandbags, Stage Left is the story of Amelia Meddle, a community theatre actress playing Dolly Levi in a production of Hello Dolly. In the middle of the second act, a sandbag is dropped on her, and she is no longer with us.  Her husband, Arnold Meddle, is accused of the crime. The audience is the jury, and they got to determine Arnold’s fate.

Several TCS members were involved in the Wakefield Repertory production of Once Upon a Mattress, the musical based on the story of the Princess and the Pea.   Chris Vander Rhodes was Queen Aggravain, Billy Thompson was Prince Dauntless, Carolina Lanney was the Minstrel, Regina Harris was in the Ensemble, Monica Bruno was the stage manager, Brian Dion was the tech director, and Larry Segel was the lighting designer.  Performances were Fridays 9, 16 March 2012 at 8:00, Saturday 10 March at 3:00 and 8:00, Saturday 17 March at 8:00, Sunday 18 March at 8:00.  At Wakefield Lynnfield United Methodist Church, 273 Vernon Street.

TCS Member Jessica Stockton stage managed The Foreigner by Larry Shue with Quannapowitt Players in Reading, MA.  Directed by Chip Sheeran (who directed TCS’ production of The Crucible), it was performed March  23, 24, 30, and 31, as well as April 1, 6, and 7, 2012.

Joan Curran appeared in the Actors, Inc. presentation of Our Town by Thornton Wilder.  Directed by Corinne (Drake) Hickey.  In Dracut, on April 20, 21, 22, 2012 with both matinee and evening performances, followed by coffee & desert meet-the-cast socials.

Sarah Belliveau appeared in the excellent Acme Theater production of the musical [title of show].  See:  http://www.acmetheater.com.

Mary Moffett was in the North Shore Players production of Odd Couple (the Female Version) by Neil Simon.  Fri & Sat 8 & 9 June at 7:30 PM, and Sun 10 June at 2:00 PM.  See:  http://www.northshoreplayers.org.

Bobby Imperato (most recently Bill Sykes in Oliver!) appeared in the musical, A Man of No Importance with the Burlington (MA) Players in May.  Shawn Gelzleichter was the musical director.  For more info, see their website:  http://www.burlingtonplayers.com