A R T S • P R E V I E W : : Fall Cultural Events 2017

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Heathers the Musical at The Company Theatre | Photo by Ryan Barrow

 

MCGRATHPR.com – As summer heat wanes to cooler fall air, arts and cultural organizations in Boston’s South Shore and Cape Cod regions ramp up their calendars for a fall season jam packed with a wide variety of entertainment.

 

FALL 2017 ENTERTAINMENT on the South Shore and Cape Cod

 

South Shore Conservatory (SSC)

www.sscmusic.org

Fall Open House

Sunday, September 10, 2 to 4 pm at BOTH SSC campuses
One Conservatory Drive, Hingham – AND – 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

Admission to all activities is free

Open house guests see and experience all that SSC has to offer and discover why thousands of students of all ages and abilities choose SSC each year for music, ballet, drama, creative arts therapies, Preschool/PreK/K and more. Performances by SSC student rock bands, and opportunities for young rockers to meet and work with jazz/rock/pop students and faculty. Suzuki Department faculty members will be on hand to answer questions, talk about the Suzuki philosophy for instruction in violin, viola, cello, flute, guitar, piano, and bass, demonstrate instruments, and give kids a chance to try out an instrument.

For those who may learn differently:  trial creative arts therapies (CAT) classes in Music and Movement Group, for children eight to eleven with sensory or physical needs, which focuses on self-expression and social interaction through exploration of rhythm instruments, facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. At the Duxbury campus only, Adaptive Dance Group, facilitated by a board certified dance therapist, for children, ages eight to twelve, explores creative movement and dance, including techniques of ballet, jazz, and hip-hop.  For more information, contact Lorna Jane Norris, Vice President of Education at 781-749-7565, ext. 23, visit www.sscmusic.org, or follow South Shore Conservatory on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

South Shore Conservatory Youth Chorus Open Rehearsal Auditions

Monday, September 11, 5 to 6 pm

SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

Open rehearsal admission is free, pizza and refreshments are served, program registration information available on site

Singers in grades three through six interested in being part of the 2017/18 season of South Shore Conservatory Youth Chorus (SSCYC), formerly called Pure Treble, are welcome to attend an open rehearsal.  The mission of SSCYC is to bring students together to sing and learn in a supportive environment and foster a sense of community and joy through music. SSCYC is open to any student in grades 3-6 who loves to sing! Rehearsals are on Monday afternoons, 5-6 pm, at our Duxbury campus. SSCYC Conductor Peter Mundt provides students with exciting musical experiences that challenge them in a safe and supportive environment. Prospective singers should have a genuine desire to sing, and show kindness and respect for everyone in the group. Students may enjoy solos, acting or movement, enhancing the repertoire and making it more fun to perform.  Visit www.sscmusic.org/sscyc.html or call Nancy Meredith at 781-934-2731 for complete information.  For more information on all South Shore Conservatory programs, visit sscmusic.org or follow South Shore Conservatory on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestra Auditions

Wednesday, September 13, 6 to 8 pm, SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

Wednesday, September 20, 5 to 8 pm, SSC’s Hingham Campus, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham

Attendance at auditions is free, program registration information available on site

School-aged musicians interested in being part of the 2017/18 season of South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestra (SSCYO), formerly called Bay Youth Symphony, or BaYS, are welcome to attend fall auditions.

SSCYO brings together string, wind and percussion students from the South Shore, to learn, grow and perform as a community of musicians.  Rehearsals take place at the Marshfield High School Music Suite on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm. Both its Symphony and Repertory ensembles have openings for the upcoming season. Elijah Langille is the conductor of Repertory, the intermediate ensemble.  Symphony, the advanced ensemble, under the direction of Phaedre Sassano, performed with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra (the Phil) during the last season. Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Steven Karidoyanes is SSCYO’s Artistic Advisor.

Instrumentalists interested in auditioning for SSCYO may arrange an audition time by visiting www.sscmusic.org/orchestra_audition.html and completing the audition request form, or by contacting SSCYO Program Director, Cassie Sulbaran at orchestra@sscmusic.org, or by calling
781-934-2731, ext. 11.  Visit www.sscmusic.org/orchestra.html for complete information about SSCYO. For more information on all South Shore Conservatory programs, visit sscmusic.org or follow South Shore Conservatory on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

Festival Blues Brunch and JRP Festival

Sunday, September 24, events and performances from 11 am to 6 pm

SSC’s Hingham Campus and Jane Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive Hingham

Tickets for the Festival Blues Brunch are $35. Tickets for Festival Blues Brunch and JRP Festival are $50, and tickets for JRP Festival only are $25. SSC students and children under three may attend the JRP Festival only for free. Non-SSC students pay $10 for JRP Festival only. 

Festival Blues Brunch & JRP Festival showcases jazz, rock and pop music throughout SSC’s Hingham campus. This is the first of six musical events in the Conservatory’s new SSC Jazz/Rock/Pop Series (JRP), sponsored by Chateau Edmus.  Massa Products Corporation is the JRP Festival Sponsor. Linda and Gerald Jones and Stephanie and Mark Minister are the Festival Blues Brunch sponsors.

The Festival Blues Brunch opens the festivities on the Jane Carr Amphitheater stage from 11 am to 1 pm, starring the Conservatory’s very own SSC Blues Trio comprised of Anthony Geraci, piano, Chris Rathbun, bass and Ed Sorrentino, drums. The trio plays soothing blues tunes to serenade the audience as they enjoy a buffet style brunch. Kick back with family and friends while hearing some of the best Blues players around. Ellen Mackenzie Catering caters the hot and cold buffet brunch.

The JRP Festival, sponsored by Massa Products Corporation, starts at 1 pm, as the musical lineup moves into Cox Hall. SSC vocalist Emily Browder Melville and collaborator/pianist Mark Shilansky, from Berklee College of Music, present American Heart. This performance, with its folk/jazz adult contemporary vibe, features music close to the performers’ hearts.  The Ed Broms Quartet, at 2 pm, performs contemporary jazz originals in the spacious SSC lobby. At 3 pm, the Elan Mehler Trio plays jazz originals and standards with the delightful twist that only “jazzmaster” Mehler can accomplish!

From 4 to 6 pm, the JRP faculty presents Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies on the Jane Carr Amphitheater stage, in celebration of the 50th anniversary release of the Beatle’s Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. SSC’s JRP faculty features new twists on familiar tunes as they make these songs their own

Tickets to all SSC Jazz/Rock/Pop Series events are available at http://sscmusic.org/jrpseries.html or by calling 781-749-7565, ext. 20. For more information on all South Shore Conservatory programs and performances, visit sscmusic.org or follow South Shore Conservatory on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

3rd Annual Mad Love Music Festival

Sunday, October 8, 11 am to 5 pm

SSC’s Jane Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham

General Admission tickets are $10 for children 12 and under, $20 for students ages 13 to 17, $35 for adults 18+, and $100 for VIP (a general admission ticket with tax-deductible gift). For those who wish to support Mad Love but cannot attend the event, a Virtual Rocker “ticket” is available for $50 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3047888

An annual outdoor music festival benefit featuring local musicians, food, drink and activities for the whole family.  Proceeds benefit the Dave Jodka Scholarship for Future Rockers at SSC, enabling students from all backgrounds to experience the love of music that Dave inspired in his family and in his life. This season, performing artists include Dalton & The Sheriffs, The Aldous Collins Band, Adam Ezra Group, Julie Rhodes, Toast (a scholarship funded student band) and Ball in the House.  To learn more or become a sponsor, visit http://sscmusic.org/mad-love-music-festival.html#sponsorships

Creative Arts Therapies (CAT) Open House

Friday, October 20, 6 to 8 pm

SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

Admission is free

SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies (CAT) department invites the public to learn more about music, visual arts and yoga/movement therapies and how these modalities are accessible to all populations, regardless of physical, emotional, or learning challenges.  Although all are welcome to attend, this free open house is designed to demonstrate to families and health care providers, the transformative nature creative arts therapies can have on individuals living with learning and aging challenges.  Caregivers can also find care for self, utilizing music, art, and yoga therapy.

Widely known for its arts education programs, SSC has offered music therapy and wellness programs since 2009.  In addition to SSC Community Voices, a choral program for singers with developmental delays, age 16+, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies offers programming for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, individual and group therapy for individuals on the autism spectrum, Care for the Caregiver, bereavement and grief groups, Yoga for the Special Child®, and Therapeutic Art Making with Children and their Caregivers, and many other programs that help maintain wellness.

Where music repaths in the brain when areas are blocked or shutdown due to disability, illness and age, music therapy provides a safe and inviting environment to explore, create and relax.  Yoga therapy helps to develop concentration, improve body awareness, enhance health and emotional stability, and provide a greater sense of wellbeing.  Visual art therapy helps individuals resolve conflicts, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and achieve insight.

The event also benefits health care professionals seeking to expand services for patients with developmental delays (especially those 13 year old and up), and those facing critical illness or age-associated illnesses, She hopes to connect with new families and caregivers to give them new hope for helping their loved ones achieve a more balanced and fulfilling life. To learn more contact SSC’s Director of Creative Arts Therapies Eve Montague, MT-BC at 781-934-2731 ext. 20 or email e.montague@sscmusic.org. For more information on all South Shore Conservatory programs and performances, visit sscmusic.org or follow South Shore Conservatory on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram

Festival Audition Workshop

Sunday, October 29, 12 noon

SSC’s Hingham Campus, One Conservatory, Hingham

Admission is free, reservations are required

Student musicians in grades 7 through 12 auditioning for Southeast Junior or Senior District ensembles or SEMSBA are invited to attend a free Festival Audition Workshop.  The workshop is designed to prepare students technically and mentally for audition.  Students participate in mock auditions and receive valuable feedback, tips and preparation ideas from SSC faculty members.  The day also includes students performing for one another, a group discussion where students may share experiences and discover new ways of preparing so that they can walk into the audition room with confidence.

Refreshments will be served at a break and “meet and greet” part way through the three-hour workshop.  This event is free to both Conservatory and non-Conservatory students by reservation only at SSC’s website.  For more information on all South Shore Conservatory programs and performances, visit sscmusic.org or follow South Shore Conservatory on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

Conservatory Concert Series

Concerts in 60 minutes or less, comfortable dress, meet the performers, free post-concert receptions

Outstanding Conservatory faculty performing concerts that are free to the public, advancing SSC’s mission of expanding access to arts education and performance through its dedicated educators.  Audience members are encouraged to reserve their seat by leaving their name and number of guests on SSC’s box office line at 781-749-7565, ext. 22 or by reserving online.

Gone with the Winds

Sunday, October 15, 5 pm

SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

Sunday, October 22, 4 pm

SSC’s Cox Hall, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham

Admission is free, reservations recommended

Featuring SSC’s woodwind department performing pieces not originally written for woodwinds.

The Music of Beethoven

Sunday, November 12, 4 pm

SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

Sunday, November 19, 4 pm

SSC’s Cox Hall, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham

An interdepartmental celebration (piano, winds and strings) of the great composer’s birthday.

Conservatory Concert Series Concerts continue through the winter and spring, with performances including Holiday Favorites on December 10, All You Need is Love: Music of the Beatles on February 11 in Hingham and February 18 in Duxbury; and Going Rogue: SSC’s Voice Department flips on

March 11 in Hingham and March 18 in Duxbury.

Coffee Break Concert Series

Free concerts during weekdays at SSC’s Duxbury campus, sponsored by The Village at Duxbury

Wind and Wood American Songs

Tuesday, October 31, 11 am

SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

Admission is free

Appalachian songs, featuring faculty members guitarist Robert Bekkers and flutist Donald Zook.

Blue Tuesday

Tuesday, November 28, 11 am

SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

Admission is free

Featuring Jazz and Blues by SSC faculty Anthony Geraci, Ed Sorrentino and Chris Rathbun.

This series is part of SSC’s Arts for a Creative Life adult program initiative, offering a full range of arts experiences – concerts, group classes, private lessons, and performance opportunities – designed to challenge adult minds, stimulate creativity and build vibrant social connections.

Seating is at tables, limited to capacity. For more information, contact SSC Director of Performance Beth MacLeod Largent at 781-749-7565 ext. 20.

Coffee Break Concert Series performances continue through winter and spring, with Holiday Favorites on December 12, The Elan Mehler Trio on February 27 and Old Time Swing Songs on March 27.

About South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory, (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for over 45 years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, not-for-profit, community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 3500 students of all ages and abilities at its two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers 30 professionally produced concerts annually.  Through innovative partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and dramatic play. SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, (781-749-7565) and 64 St. George Street, Duxbury (781-934-2731). SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram or visit www.sscmusic.org.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus

pilgrimfestivalchorus.org

Welcome Night Open Auditions

Monday, September 11 and Monday, September 18

Faith Community Church (formerly United Methodist Church), 29 Carver Road, Plymouth

Welcome night admission is free, membership information is available on site

The region’s principal non-profit community choral ensemble, invites singers throughout the region to join them for open auditions at two Welcome Nights. Music Director William B. Richter and Assistant Director Elizabeth Chapman Reilly welcome newcomers of all skill levels to learn about PFC and audition for vocal placement. Rehearsals for the winter season begin at 7 pm immediately following. This year’s winter concert, A Hometown Christmas, consists of carols and seasonal music drawn from previous favorite PFC performances.

PFC is an auditioned choral group for male and female vocalists of all skill levels with about 80 active members, dedicated to the performance of choral music from many genres.  Launching their eighteenth season, PFC typically performs major concerts in the winter and spring each year.  Pilgrim Festival Singers, a PFC offshoot volunteer singing ensemble, performs an annual summer post-season concert of lighter music, and also engages in occasional appearances at local community events.

Rehearsals throughout the season are held on Monday nights from 7 to 9 pm.  Performances will be held on Saturday, December 2 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 pm, at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth.

For information regarding membership and auditions, contact William Richter, Music Director by calling 781-789-3343 or emailing director@pilgrimfestivalchorus.org.  For more information including this season’s schedule and repertoire, please visit the PFC website at www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, email info@pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

About Pilgrim Festival Chorus
The Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC) is a volunteer, not-for-profit singing group dedicated to performing choral music in public and private concerts; to providing music education to its members and the public; and to encouraging and promoting the performance of quality choral music.  The PFC is funded in part by grants from many of the region’s Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  For more information about PFC, please visit www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

Falmouth Chorale

www.falmouthchorale.org

Baroque Splendor
Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 4 pm

John Wesley United Methodist Church, 270 Gifford Street, Falmouth

Tickets:  Advance $25, Door $30, Students $5

Music by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel and other great composers with Falmouth Chorale, Chamber Singers, soloists and orchestra.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.falmouthchorale.org, or follow Falmouth Chorale on Facebook.

The James Library & Center for the Arts

www.jameslibrary.org

The James Library is home to a beautiful community art gallery featuring the works of local artists for monthly gallery openings and exhibits.  Visitors are welcome to attend the openings, or view the works on display during business hours.

Weekend Classics: Boston Duo

Sunday, October 22, 3 pm

24 West Street, Norwell

Tickets:  $25 Adults, $22 Seniors 65+ up, $10 Students

Noted for their “exemplary artistry” (The Berkshire Eagle), the Boston Duo has been a fixture of the musical scene in Boston and the Berkshires for over 20 years. Performing sonatas by Beethoven, Debussy and Richard Strauss, Boston Symphony Orchestra Violinist Tatiana Dimitriades and Boston Conservatory Piano Department Chair Jonathan Bass are a musical team not to be missed!  Sponsored by Michael and Kathleen Vitale, Jackson Ltd. Real Estate and The Chilman Fund.

Mama Steph: Music, Movement and More!

Saturday, November 4, 10:30 am

First Parish Church of Norwell Parish Hall, 24 River Street (adjacent to the James)

Admission is free, donations appreciated at the door

Bring your little ones and join Stephanie Chase for traditional music, puppets, sing-a-longs, smiles and lots of laughs. This show is best for children up to seven years of age. No charge, but donations at the door are appreciated. Sponsored by the First Parish Preschool of Norwell and the Susan M. Decker Fund for Children’s Literacy.

Mondays at the James: Jazz Legend Duke Ellington

Monday, November 6, 7:00 pm

24 West Street, Norwell

Led by Alex Gordon

Admission is free, donations appreciated at the door

Jazz legend Duke Ellington influenced millions of people around the world and here in the United States. Over his fifty-year career, he gave American music its own sound for the first time. Join local musician and music teacher Alex Gordon as he discusses and plays the best of jazz musician and band leader Duke Ellington.

As a Psychology student at Harvard, Alex Gordon learned about what makes us tick. He also played piano in the jazz band, shot confetti out of his sousaphone at football games with the marching band and lived with some of the founders of Facebook. He helped teach theory and composition in the music department after that, then travelled a few yards down the street to get a Masters in Modern American Music at the Longy School of Music. He started teaching piano 15 years ago, while in high school, and has continued ever since. Alex currently teaches piano at the South Shore Conservatory and at Sacred Heart in Kingston. Sponsored by the Cordelia Family Foundation and South Shore Music Circus.

Best Books of 2017 for Children

Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm

24 West Street, Norwell

Admission is free, donations appreciated at the door

Not sure what the best book for your child is? Norwell Public Library Children’s Librarian Nancy Perry and Inly School Librarian, author and book reviewer Shelley Sommer present their top picks for holiday gifts at this program. These ladies know kids and what they love to read. Buttonwood Books and Toys will be there with the suggested titles. Sponsored by the Susan M. Decker Fund for Children’s Literacy.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.jameslibrary.org, or call 781-659-7100.

~  Fall Artist Schedule ~

South Shore Woodturners

Art Gallery Opening Friday, September 15 from 6 to 8 pm

On view September 15 to October 18

24 West Street, Norwell

Free and open to the public

The South Shore Woodturners return to the James with beautiful, handcrafted wooden items made by local woodworkers. With a membership of over 60, the Woodturners strive to foster awareness and appreciation of the skill and artistry of wood turning through continued education for their members and the public at large.

Photographer Stephen Sheffield

Art Gallery Opening Friday, October 20 from 6 to 8 pm

On view October 20 to November 15

24 West Street, Norwell

Free and open to the public

Influenced by the modern masters of photography and surrealism, specifically, Carrie Mae Weams, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Duane Michals and Rene Magritte, Stephen Sheffield creates images that are often heroic and dreamlike at the same time. Each image could be considered a performance and the dark suited “everyman” is the muse with Sheffield inhabiting the suit or a diminutive stand-in. Using large format black and white film and an antique press camera, the mood of his photos is enhanced by the purposeful and expressive imperfections of age and medium.

Emerging Artist Joy O’Keeffe

Art Gallery Opening Friday, November 17 from 6 to 8 pm

On view November 17 to January 17

24 West Street, Norwell

Free and open to the public

Local dentist Joy O’Keeffe loves working with her hands, and for the past eight years has become passionate about oil painting. Her works have been in many local juried art shows and can be seen gracing the walls of her office in Pembroke. Support this emerging artist on Friday, November 17 as she opens her first solo show at the James.

For more information about The James Library’s programs and events, please call 781-659-7100, visit www.jameslibrary.org or follow our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the James Library & Center for the Arts

Since 1874, The James Library has served the South Shore community as a warm gathering place. Housed in a landmark Victorian in historical Norwell Center, The James is dedicated to serving the community by providing high-quality programs, resources and materials through a concert hall, art gallery and the operation of a free lending library. As an independent, non-profit arts center we foster a mission for the creation, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts for residents of all ages on the South Shore, while preserving the historic character of our home. The James Library is located at 24 West Street, Norwell and is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 pm and on Saturday from 10 to 1 pm. For more information, please call 781-659-7100, visit www.jameslibrary.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts

www.companytheatre.com

Reprise Production of Heathers the Musical (High School Edition)

Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9, 7:30 pm

The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell

Tickets: $20 for adults, $16 for students

Heathers the Musical (High School Edition) is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. Veronica falls in love with the dangerously handsome new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized backside … but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.  Heathers the Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the popular teen comedy.  This edition of Heathers the Musical contains mature themes, and is directed by Steve Shannon with music direction by Melissa Carubia.

To order tickets, or for more information, call the box office at 781-871-2787, email boxoffice@companytheatre.com, or visit www.companytheatre.com.  The box office is open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 5 pm, and during all performances. Free parking is available on site.  For the latest information on programs and performances, please follow The Company Theatre Center for the Arts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Youth Auditions for The Academy of The Company Theatre’s Willy Wonka Jr.

Tuesday, September 5 and Wednesday, September 6, 3:30 to 6:00 pm

The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell

Audition fee:  $15, program registration information available on site

Auditions for youth actors ages 8 to 14 for Willy Wonka Junior, words and music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, was adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald, and is based on the book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  Actors should plan to attend both days of auditions, which will include learning a song, movement, reading and character work.  Not all audition candidates will be cast.

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory lights up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Willy Wonka Jr. performances are November 3 through 5. Tickets are $16 for students, $18 for adults.

A.C.T. was founded in 1987 by Zoe Bradford, Michael Joseph and Jordie Saucerman, with a mission to discover the creative spirit in each child in an enjoyable and challenging atmosphere and to build self-confidence through the experience of the arts.

For more information about auditions, please call the box office at 781-871-2787 or email Melissa at melissa@companytheatre.com. For more information about A.C.T., A.C.T.’s Studio One classes, or The Company Theatre, or to order tickets, visit www.companytheatre.com, or follow The Company Theatre Center for the Arts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Lizzie

October 13 through 29, performances at 3, 7:30 and 8 pm

The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell

Tickets are $27 to $29.  Family and Friends Fridays:  Buy four or more tickets on Friday for discounted price of $24 per ticket. Limited quantity available. Available at the Box Office or by phone (781-871-2787) only.

Lizzie Borden took an axe… A demure spinster accused of murdering her father and stepmother in cold blood remains one of New England’s most shocking, unsolved mysteries to this day. Local playwright Steve Dooner wrote this drama to reveal one possible truth behind the gruesome crime committed in Fall River, Massachusetts. This psychological thriller is based on meticulous research on what was once declared “The Trial of the Century.” This fascinating and fast-paced drama will keep you on the edge of your seat.

To order tickets, or for more information, call the box office at 781-871-2787, email boxoffice@companytheatre.com, or visit www.companytheatre.com.  The box office is open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 5 pm, and during all performances. Free parking is available on site.  For the latest information on programs and performances, please follow The Company Theatre Center for the Arts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Academy of the Company Theatre’s Willy Wonka Jr.

November 3 through 5, performances at 1, 4 and 7 pm

The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell

Tickets: $16 for Students; $18 for Adults 

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association

www.cranberries.org

Rhapsody in Red:  200 Years of Massachusetts Cranberries Exhibit Tour

Retrospective celebrating the heritage and history of the 

Commonwealth’s official state fruit

Massachusetts Agriculture Day at The Big E

Thursday, September 21

1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, www.thebige.com

A.D. Makepeace Company Cranberry Harvest Celebration

Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8

158 Tihonet Road, Wareham, www.admakepeace.com

Centerville Public Library

Tuesday, October 10 through Sunday, October 29

585 Main Street, Centerville, www.centervillelibrary.org

Osterville Village Library

Wednesday, November 1 through Thursday, November 30

43 Wianno Avenue, Osterville, www.ostervillefreelibrary.org

America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration

November 17 through 19

Plymouth Waterfront, exact location TBD

Additional tour dates are tentatively booked through 2018, schedule TBA

Curated by Public Historian Hilary Goodnow, generously supported by the Cranberry Educational Foundation through its mission to introduce the American cranberry, cranberry farming and its heritage to the public

In bicentennial celebration of commercial cranberry growing in Massachusetts, the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association initiated the creation of a touring exhibit focusing on the key themes of the cranberry industry’s rich history, commitment to environmental stewardship, technological innovations, and its’ growing diversity.

Cranberries and cranberry bogs are an iconic element of Massachusetts’ historical, cultural and natural landscapes. As one of only four commercially-grown berries still native to New England, the cranberry draws strong historical ties to the earliest inhabitants of the Commonwealth, including the first English settlers commonly known as “Pilgrims”.  Today, in the 21st century, growers strive to keep the tradition alive as part of the common cultural landscape by combining sustainable agricultural practices with environmental stewardship. The industry protects essential upland and wetland habitats, harnesses renewable energy such as wind and solar power, and adopts new technologies to reduce water use on bogs.

The exhibit is available to public institutions for display on tour at museums, galleries, arts festivals and harvest events through 2018.  To make arrangements for tour dates at your location, please contact Hilary Goodnow at hrgoodnow@gmail.com.

Kerry Jon Walker Fund

www.thekerryfund.org

Art Auction Gala Benefit

Saturday, November 18, 7 to 10 pm

The Kerry Jon Walker Fund (www.thekerryfund .org)

Temple Sha’aray Shalom Main Hall, 1112 Main Street, Hingham

Lively auction featuring fine works of art created by local and international artists, for purchase on site.  Hot and cold hors d’oeurvres, a wine bar and live music round out a festive evening benefitting the Fund’s mission of helping humanity through initiatives designed to improve the quality of life for those who suffer from poverty by promoting sustainable programs to improve health, education, and economic opportunity for those in need..  For more information, visit thekerryfund.org, or follow The Kerry Jon Walker Fund on Facebook.

Americana Theatre Company

www.americanatheatre.org

Studio Americana Fall Showcase

Wednesday, November 1, 7 pm

Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street, Plymouth

Tickets: $5 at the door

Studio Americana’s fall arts education students perform a showcase filled with skits and scenes on a “villain” theme.  A wonderful performance for families to enjoy together.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Friday, November 3, 7 pm

Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street, Plymouth

Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children

An enchanting tale of the beautiful, gentle princess and her jealous stepmother, the Evil Queen. Sent on a perilous journey into the woods, Snow White befriends the forest animals and the delightful seven dwarfs. Tricked into taking a bite of the poisoned apple, the lovely princess sleeps until she is woken by love.  A wonderful performance for families to enjoy together.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 6 through 16

Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street, Plymouth

Tickets: $35 adults, $30 seniors and students

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.  For complete information on performances times and to purchase tickets, visit americanatheatre.org.  For the latest on Americana Theatre, follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Spire Center for Performing Arts

www.spirecenter.org

The Spire Center has an eclectic line up of performances every week all year for all genres of music, presentations and theater.  For a complete lineup for Fall 2016, please visit the website.

 

 


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