Creative Drama Sessions Launched for Children

Phyllis Vecchia begins another of her popular creative drama workshops for children ages four and half to eleven, this fall at the Oak Bluffs School. The classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Classes begin on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and Thursday, Oct. 4, and run for eight weeks.

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English Channel Will Appear at Playhouse

The Vineyard Playhouse is extending its season through September with a limited run of Robert Brustein’s new play The English Channel, a comic and provocative imagining of William Shakespeare’s coming of age as a playwright.

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Good Luck Juliet Benoit

Good Luck Juliet Benoit

West Tisbury native Juliet Lynn Benoit is in Orlando Florida this week to compete in the world-famous Millie Lewis Actors, Models and Talent Competition, which runs from Dec. 30 to Jan. 4. Ms. Benoit was one of only 24 performers selected to participate in the competition out of an audition pool of 400.

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Yard Receives Grant

Yard Receives Grant

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Want to Direct?

Want to Direct?

Island Theatre Workshop, Inc. is searching for new stage directors join the company for its third annual Short Play Festival to be performed in March, 2009. Anyone who has a short play, either classic or contemporary, that she or he would like to direct should contact artistic director Lee Fierro to discuss possibilities. Please call 508-693-5290 by Jan. 6.

First-time directors will be considered. Material can be between 5 and 30 minutes in length. Both dramatic and musical submissions are welcomed.

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Holiday Classic Transforms Into Radio Play at Vineyard Playhouse
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Here’s how to prepare for It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play (by Phil Grecian), based on the 1946 movie by Frank Capra, now showcasing at the Vineyard Playhouse: Bring tissues because you’re bound to cry at the end (happy tears), even if you don’t normally well up at theatre events. The second piece of advice is to view the production twice. That’s right, you’ll want to sit through two performances.

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Playhouse Awards Party: All Welcome for Crow

The Vineyard Playhouse invites everyone to a seasonal gathering for drinks and good cheer, with a small awards ceremony, on Sunday Dec. 7 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the playhouse on Church street in Vineyard Haven.

The playhouse will be offering soul-warming libations in the form of tempting treats, fortified wines and a selection of fine teas. Entertainment will be provided.

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Professionals Join Island Ballerinas for Nutcracker

Thanksgiving, done. Next? For many, the next holiday tradition is the classic ballet, The Nutcracker.

Children in the Arts of Martha’s Vineyard will present the 11th annual Nutcracker Gala at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School’s Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7.

The Nutcracker Prince’s triumphant battle with the Mouse King? Check.

Darting Snowflakes? Arabian and Spanish dancers? Sugar Plum Fairy? Check, check, check (with sugar on top).

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Shakespeare for the Masses: All’s Well That Ends Well

Looking for easy-to-digest entertainment after stuffing yourself on stuffing? Tonight and tomorrow night, Shakespeare for the Masses will present a free, script-in-hand performance of the Bard’s spiciest “problem play,” All’s Well That Ends Well at the Vineyard Playhouse.

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Limon Dancers Dedicate Next Season to Founder of The Yard

The renowned Limón Dance Company will dedicate its coming season to the founder of the Chilmark dance colony, The Yard, the late Patricia Nanon.

The dedication was announced shortly after President Bush awarded The JoséLimón Dance Foundation with a 2008 National Medal of Arts for Lifetime Achievement in a ceremony held in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 17

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