Auditions for One Acts

Auditions for One Acts

Island Theatre Workshop will be presenting two programs of one acts on the second and third weekend in March.

Open auditions for these productions are on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. Katharine Cornell Theatre.

Leslie Stark, who made his directing debut in last year’s one act program, will return with another new play, This Seat Is Taken. Xavier Powers will offer Eugene O’Neill’s Sniper. Artistic director Lee Fierro and Kevin Ryan have not selected the works they will present.

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Scenes From the Small: Fourth Grade Theatre Project Sets Stage for Triumph
Julia Rappaport

To the untrained eye the scene was this: two adults on stage, one speaking in an English accent, the other in a cross between a buccaneer’s snarl and a schoolyard bully. Five kids looked expectantly at their director, an adult on hands and knees, who crawled dramatically across the Vineyard Playhouse stage. The cast watched seriously for a good half-minute before all, director included, erupted into uncontrollable, side-clutching giggles.

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Amahl and the Night Visitors Revives Spirits With Music, Comedy, Kindness
Holly Nadler

The good thing about January is that it isn’t December. December, of course, is when we spend too much money on presents, stress out that we’re compelled to send cards and letters, attend parties and fundraisers, and string up tired decorations. Or we’re feeling guilty that we’re not doing any of those things. But on occasions during each Christmas season, we’re bound to partake of an event that makes it all worth while. A performance of Amahl and the Night Visitors is one of those occasions.

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Amahl, Night Visitors Bring Hope to Stage

Tonight is the benefit opening of Island Theatre Workshop, Inc.’s latest production, Gian Carlo Menotti’s beloved family opera Amahl and the Night Visitors. The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. in the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven.

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After-Christmas Carol

After-Christmas Carol

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Four Decades Later, The Island Theatre Workshop Comes Home
Lauren Martin

The Island’s oldest players, the self-described vagabonds of Island Theatre Workshop, have found a home. After 41 years on an endless Vineyard shuffle, the troupe aims to set up shop in the cozy building on Music street in West Tisbury that housed the town’s library for 100 years.

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A Wonderful Life: Rejoicing on the Radio
Holly Nadler

C hristmastime is predictable: swirls of white lights; favorite carols that young kids first learn as Chet’s Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire and Hark the Harold Angels Sing; dustings of snow, real in the East, fake in the West; and the viewing of classic Christmas movies such as It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Capra and starring Jimmy Stewart. For the past two Christmases, the Vineyard Playhouse in Vineyard Haven has mounted a delightful production of It’s a Wonderful Life, The Radio Play (written by Philip Grecian).

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A Wonderful Life, a Playhouse Tradition

Live radio returns to the Vineyard Playhouse, as It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play makes its second consecutive showing as the annual family holiday production. The popular play is based on the Frank Capra film, adapted by Philip Grecian and directed by playhouse artistic director, MJ Bruder Munafo.

This classic tale plays for ten more performances, and one was last night. Shows are Thursdays through Mondays, through Dec. 21 at the playhouse in downtown Vineyard Haven.

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Auditions for Young Actors: Goldilocks’ Musical Twist

Do you like to act? sing? dance? Are you between the ages of 8 and 18? Then here is a performance opportunity for you: IMP is producing the family fun play with music Bears Beware! Goldilocks Is in Your Town, by Donna Swift and Ross Mihalko, lyrics by Ross Mihalko, music by Brian Weiland and A.J. Robb. No experience is needed, just a desire to work hard and have fun.

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Fourth Graders Take Over Vineyard Playhouse
Megan Dooley

A trio of ten-year-olds crowded the ticket booth of the Vineyard Playhouse last week, earnestly peddling imaginary tickets to playhouse employee Geneva Monks. This was their dress rehearsal, preparation for last Saturday’s production of Cave Critters Unite, the play created by Bridget Mello’s class at the Edgartown School for their part in the playhouse’s Fourth Grade Theatre Project.

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