Sitting Pretty With Beauty and the Beast
Katherine Gianni
While it might be “a tale as old as time,” the Island Theatre Workshop’s latest production of Beauty and the Beast definitely maintains its magic. The play opened this weekend and continues through August 6 at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center.
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From Young to Old and Everyone in Between, King and I Delivers
Laura Brown

Monday night’s rehearsal for the Island Theatre Workshop’s summer production of The King and I began with Lee Fierro and director Kevin Ryan gathering the cast to give them feedback. Amidst the technical discussions typical of this sort of assembly were kind words from both. At one point Ms. Fierro even became teary as she complimented nine-year-old Zachary Mathias on his performance in the first scene the night before.

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Finding Neverland
Congratulations to everyone involved in the just-concluded, magnificent production of Peter Pan by the Island Theatre Workshop held at the Performing Arts Center at the regional high school.
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Peter Pan Proves Again, Never Doubt You Can Fly
Bill Eville
In the classic stage version of Peter Pan, Sandy Duncan flew across the stage with apparent ease. But she was a whippet of a woman who could fly if a strong wind blew through the theatre.
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Peter Pan Benefit Performance
The Island Theater Workshop presents a benefit performance of Peter Pan on Friday, August 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.
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The Play’s the Thing
Island Theatre Workshop presents its One Act Play Festival over two weekends beginning Friday, March 21.
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Island Theatre Workshop Follows the Yellow Brick Road With Ageless Cast
Heidi Sistare
Director Kevin Ryan stands inside the Performing Arts Center at the regional high school rehearsing for the Island Theatre Workshop’s latest production.

“Munchkins!” he calls to the group of children sitting the front row of the theatre. The kids talk and giggle and tick-tock their feet.

“Does everyone have a hat tonight?” Mr. Ryan asks. “We’re going to start in a minute.”

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Oh No, Toto, It's Casting Time Again
Nicholas Bradley

Kevin Ryan, vice president of Island Theatre Workshop, had one more round of auditions to do. The principals had been cast, as had most of the other roles for ITW’s upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz. Just one group remained: the munchkins.

A group of five children varying in age from second to sixth grade gathered around an out-of-tune piano to rehearse the chorus from Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead. Learning to pronounce the right words and follow the melody is key for the part. Some bravely belted out the tune while others sang shyly looking at the floorboard.

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Island Theatre Workshop and Vineyard Playhouse Auditions Begin

Calling all Island thespians: it’s audition weekend and time to strut your inner scarecrow, mad monkey or one of Shakespeare’s finest.

The Island Theatre Workshop will be putting on a late summer production of The Wizard of Oz and they are currently on the prowl for principal actors. Auditions began on Thursday and continue on Saturday, May 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at 12 Music street in West Tisbury. For more information, call 508-627-2456 or 508-737-8550.

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Island Theatre Workshop
The Island Theatre Workshop is headed to Pooh Corner. Well, Pooh Bear himself won’t be the main attraction but A. A. Milne is the man of the weekend. The woman of the weekend is Taffy McCarthy who directs this play based on works by Mr. Milne.
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