GOOD PEOPLE Auditions – NUTCRACKER tickets

The Players remind you about two upcoming events: auditions on November 21 & 22 for our February 2017 show, Good People, and the delightful Nutcracker’s Adventure at Middlebury Union High School on December 2-4. Read on for more information!

Auditions for Good People, by David Lindsay-Abaire
Director: Kristen Ginsburg

Monday, November 21, 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, November 22, 6:30-8:30pm
at Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street, Middlebury, VT

Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. An insightful comedy of class and culture, Good People was a Broadway hit (Francis McDormand won a Tony for Best Lead Actress in 2011), darkly funny and surprisingly touching.

With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America. There have been many glowing reviews of this play, but this one says it best: “Wonderful…this isn’t a manipulative tear-jerker or a simplistic diatribe. Good People is poignant, brave and almost subversive in its focus on what it really means to be down on your luck.” — NY Post

Auditions will consist of cold readings of brief scenes from the script. There are roles for six actors, four females (one African-American) and two males. If interested but unable to make audition dates, an alternate date can be arranged. Perusal script is available at the Town Hall Theater Box Office. Performance Dates: Thursday-Sunday, February 9-12, 2017, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.

Any questions, contact director Kristen Ginsburg at kgins@comcast.net.

Click HERE for a list of roles and more information.

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A Middlebury holiday tradition is once again singing and dancing its way into town at the Middlebury Union High School auditorium during the “Very Merry Middlebury Weekend” December 2-4. Middlebury Community Players’ Foundations presents The Nutcracker’s Adventure, a retelling of the original Nutcracker story in musical form. Charming and appropriate for all ages, whether you’re in pre-school or retirement, this children’s musical theatre production includes Tchaikovsky’s famous music, with clever lyrics and choreography by Nancy Wollum, a script and stage direction by Sarah Stone, and vocal music led by Chuck Miller. Tickets are only $6 — don’t let the holiday season pass you by without including this show in your family’s fun festivities this year!

The cast of 36 includes Hannah Cormier as Marie, Luke Bleich as Fritz/The Mouse King, Tristan Woods as the Prince, Laura Holmes as Mother/The Queen, Ian Ross as Father/The King, Pierre Vachon as Drosselmeyer, and Tom McElhaney as Aunt Frieda! For a full cast list, click HERE.

Tickets – $6
Middlebury Union High School Auditorium
Friday, December 2 – 7:00pm
Saturday, December 3 – 2:00pm matinee
Sunday, December 4 – 2:00pm matinee
Running time is about 90 minutes including a 15-minute intermission, a perfect introduction to theater for young children! Refreshments will be available for sale, to benefit the MCP Scholarship Fund.

For tickets, call or stop by the Town Hall Theater Box Office,
802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday noon to 5pm,
online anytime at Town Hall Theater website,
or at the door at Middlebury Union High School on show dates!