A R T S • P R E V I E W : : Fall Cultural Events 2018

The Company Theatre’s production of Ragtime, summer, 2018

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

 

Fall 2018 Events and Entertainment

 

South Shore Conservatory (SSC)

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South Shore Conservatory Youth Chorus Open Rehearsal
Monday, September 10, 5 to 6 pm
SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury
Admission is free, program registration and tuition information available on site

Singers in South Shore Conservatory Youth Chorus, image by Dave Green

South Shore Conservatory Youth Chorus (SSCYC) invites singers in grades three through six who are interested in participating in its 2018/19 season of SSC Youth Chorus to an open rehearsal/pizza party.

The mission of SSC Youth Chorus is to bring students together to sing and learn in a supportive environment and foster a sense of community and joy through music. Chorus rehearsals are Monday afternoons, 5 to 6 pm.  The group performs three times during the year.

SSC Youth Chorus Conductor Peter Mundt’s goal for the ensemble is to grow his students’ love of singing and performing. A Marshfield resident and music educator with over 25 years of experience, Mundt provides students with exciting musical experiences that challenge them in a safe and supportive environment. In addition to teaching general music to elementary students in the Scituate Public Schools system, Mundt is a guitarist, bassist and singer who performs in and around the South Shore and Boston.

SSC Youth Chorus’s open rehearsal will be followed by a pizza party, open to all attendees. For complete program and tuition information about SSC Youth Chorus, visit sscmusic.org/sscyc/ or call SSC’s Duxbury Campus Manager Nancy Meredith at 781-934-2731, ext. 11.

South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestra Auditions
Wednesday, September 12, 6 to 8 pm
SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury

Wednesday, September 19, 6 to 8 pm
South Shore Conservatory, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham

Advance registration recommended, program registration and tuition information available on site

South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestra (SSCYO) invites school-aged musicians interested in being part of the 2018/19 season to two audition nights.

South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestra, image by Dave Green

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, beginning September 26. Both Symphony and Repertory ensembles have openings for the upcoming season.

Instrumentalists interested in auditioning for SSCYO may arrange an audition time by visiting sscmusic.org/sscyo/ and completing the audition request form, or by calling 781-934-2731, ext. 11. 

Jazz Brunch
Sunday, September 23, 11 am
South Shore Conservatory
One Conservatory Drive, Hingham
$40 Adults, $20 Children 12 and under, Kick-off Concert combined ticket $50 (see below)

John Vanderpool

South Shore Conservatory’s Jazz/Rock/Pop faculty members serenade guests with soothing and familiar blues and jazz tunes, while the audience enjoys savory and sweet brunch fare provided by Ellen Mackenzie Catering.  Tickets at sscmusic.org/jrpseries/

Jazz/Rock/Pop Series Kick-off Concert
Sunday, September 23, 1 pm
South Shore Conservatory’s Jane Carr Amphitheater
One Conservatory Drive, Hingham
$20 general admission, Jazz Brunch combined ticket $50 (see above)

South Shore Conservatory’s Jazz/Rock/Pop faculty and local educators join for a concert of classic big band music, featuring favorites from Duke Ellington to Count Basie and other contemporary composers.  Tickets at sscmusic.org/jrpseries/

Mad Love Music Festival
Sunday, October 7, 11 am to 5 pm
S
outh Shore Conservatory’s Jane Carr Amphitheater
One Conservatory Drive, Hingham

Adults $35, Students ages 13 to 17 $20, Children 12 and under $10, VIP tickets $100, sponsorships available

The SSC scholarship rock band Toast at Mad Love Music Festival by Christina Ward Photography

Featuring local musicians, food, drink and activities for the whole family, this day-long music festival has become an ongoing, cherished tradition, allowing friends, family and all rockers throughout Greater Boston to celebrate the life of the Jodka family’s favorite musician, David Jodka. Tickets at sscmusic.org/mad-love-music-festival/

SSC and Massmouth Present Stories from the Stage
Saturday, October 27, 7 pm
One Conservatory Drive, Hingham
Admission TBA

Join South Shore Conservatory for this live “Story Slam” storytelling competition, in which storytellers “tell” their story on a determined theme, in the style and setting of a performance.

Festival Audition Workshop
Sunday, October 28, 12 noon to 3 pm
South Shore Conservatory, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham
Admission is free with advance registration

Student musicians in grades 7 through 12 who are auditioning for Southeast Junior or Senior District ensembles or SEMSBA are invited to attend this free preparatory workshop.

Coffee Break Concert Series Presents:  Flute Banquet
Tuesday, October 30, 11 am
SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St, Duxbury
Admission is free

Donald Zook

This concert highlights the sweeping suffusions of color brought to life by the flute!  Broadway favorites, Gershwin hits, and fun folk tunes make this concert sing!  Featured musicians are Donald Zook, flute, and Sarah Troxler, piano.

Coffee Break Concert Series concerts last about an hour. Seating is limited at tables with chairs, and includes complimentary coffee, tea and light refreshments. Doors open at 10:30 am for seating and socializing!

For more information, call Beth at 781-452-7455 ext. 204.

Conservatory Concert Series Presents:  SSC Debuts
Sunday, November 11, 4 pm
South Shore Conservatory, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham
Admission is free

This concert features South Shore Conservatory’s newest faculty members playing music they love!  Conservatory Concert Series performances last 60 minutes or less.  Audience members are welcome in comfortable dress, can meet the performers, and attend 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.

Coffee Break Concert Series Presents:  Another Blue Tuesday
Tuesday, November 27, 11 am
SSC’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St, Duxbury
Admission is free

Anthony Geraci

This concert features blues powerhouses Anthony Geraci on piano, Chris Rathbun on bass, and Ed Sorrentino on drums. Geraci discusses the essence of blues, the genre’s roots, and his travels with Grammy award-winning Sugar Ray and The Bluetones. This concert’s chamber music small hall setting augments the electricity of these musicians’ on-the-spot improvisation, tight harmonies, and virtuosic playing!

Coffee Break Concert Series concerts last about an hour. Seating is limited at tables with chairs, and includes complimentary coffee, tea and light refreshments. Doors open at 10:30 am for seating and socializing!

For more information, call Beth at 781-452-7455 ext. 204.

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 4,000 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, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, (781) 934-2731, and 135 Webster Street, Hanover, (781) 421-6162. 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.

Opera Theater of Cape Cod

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Opera Theater of Cape Cod Premiere:  The Tragedy of Carmen
Friday, September 7, 7:30 pm
Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., Wellfleet
Sunday, September 9, 2 pm
Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd., Cotuit
Tickets are $20

Opera Theater of Cape Cod, the region’s debuting professional opera company, premieres with two performances of The Tragedy of Carmen, a chamber opera adaptation of Bizet’s beloved opera, preserving all of its famous arias and duets. These performances are a new English translation by Music Director Joseph Turbessi, with stage direction by Ethan DePuy.

OTCC’s The Tragedy of Carmen is a modern spin on the renowned tale of seduction, obsession, and tragedy. The opera explores the intense romance between Carmen, a powerful woman who has risen through the ranks in the criminal underworld, and Don José, a soldier who leaves his military post and hometown sweetheart, Micaela, to be with Carmen. Don José’s passion for the intoxicating Carmen turns to violence when she falls for the handsome bullfighter, Escamillo. The conclusion of Brook’s adaptation focuses on Carmen’s choice to be true to herself in accepting her fate.  Contains adult themes, recommended for mature audiences.

Eileen Christiansen

Cast in the performance are Eileen Christiansen (Carmen), Fran Rogers (Don José), Kathryn McKellar (Micaela) and Andrew Miller (Escamillo).

As a new chamber opera company dedicated to bringing high quality and accessible opera performances to the Cape Cod community, OTCC’s vision is to enrich Cape Cod’s vital art scene with exquisite singing and storytelling. The company’s founding members are on a mission to ignite the Cape community’s passion for opera, from longtime opera lovers to audience members new to the art form.

Tickets to The Tragedy of Carmen performances are $20, available at wellfleetpreservationhall.org (Wellfleet) and artsonthecape.org (Cotuit).  The performances are approximately 90 minutes in length, and a reception will be held immediately following the Cotuit concert.

About Opera Theater of Cape Cod

Opera Theater of Cape Cod (OTCC) is a new chamber opera company dedicated to bringing high quality and accessible opera performances to the Cape Cod community. OTCC’s vision is to enrich Cape Cod’s vital art scene with exquisite singing and storytelling. The company’s mission is to ignite the community’s passion for opera, from longtime opera lovers to audience members new to the art form. For more information, visit operatheaterofcapecod.com, call 617-429-4026, or follow Opera Theater of Cape Cod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The James Library & Center for the Arts

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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.

Mondays at the James: Travel with Abby and Megan
Monday, October 1, 7 pm
The James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West Street, Norwell

Admission is free, donations appreciated at the door

Join Chef Abby Gray and Cultural Attaché Megan Butow as they talk about their upcoming trips to Umbria & Rome in Italy this October, and Paris & Bordeaux, France in May of 2019. They’ll share what makes these trips and locations so unique and culinary and culturally exciting. Travel with Abby & Megan and feel confident that every meal will be delicious, each glass of wine will be lovely and the cultural activities will be inspiring.

Norwell Historic House Tour & Shopping Boutique
Friday, October 12, 9 am to 3 pm
The James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West Street, Norwell, and other historic Norwell properties
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door

*A limited number of complimentary tickets are available to seniors 65+ if reserved in person at The James Library, courtesy of the Cordelia Family Foundation

Step into history as Norwell’s antique homeowners invite the public inside for a tour. From wide-planked floorboards to one-of-a-kind craftsmanship, Norwell’s historic homes showcase alluring architecture, and within the walls of these homes are the stories that shaped the community. The tour includes 6 gorgeous historic homes plus The James Library and the Cushing Center. Tour starts at the Shopping Boutique at the Cushing Center, 673 Main Street, Norwell. Ticket holders will receive the tour booklet and map and can enjoy refreshments while shopping. Proceeds benefit The James Library & Center for the Arts’ mission to inspire creativity, learning and an appreciation for the arts through music, visual and literary programs in a historic and welcoming space for the community.  Tickets available at jameslibrary.org.

Weekend Classics Concert and Reception: Calyx Trio
Sunday, October 21, 3 pm
The James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West Street, Norwell
Tickets: $35 Adults, $30 Seniors 65+, $20 Students

Calyx Piano Trio

The Calyx Piano Trio performs a concert of delightful, melodic and important works by three distinguished female composer/pianists. Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983) is the only female composer in the renowned group “Les Six.” Tailleferre’s sonorous trio is a later work composed in 1978, 40 years before Berkeley composer Beth Denisch’s Factor Fiction (2018) was written for the Calyx Trio. Denisch’s trio explores expressions of love and joy as essential responses to current political times. Clara Wieck Schumann was a major concert artist in her time noted for her sparkling technique and performances without music. Also an accomplished composer like her husband Robert and close friend Johannes Brahms, the Trio in G Minor was one of this virtuoso pianist’s finest works. After the performance, guests are invited to join musicians Catherine French, Nina Ferrigno and Jennifer Lucht for an elegant wine reception in the art gallery. Tickets available at jameslibrary.org.

Norwell Historical Society Annual Meeting
Featuring actress Janet Parnes as First Lady Dolly Madison
Sunday, October 28, 3 pm
The James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West Street, Norwell
Admission is free, donations appreciated at the door

When Dolly Madison became First Lady in 1809, no one realized the political and fashion influence the wife of the president could have. Born in 1768, 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of Mrs. Madison’s birth! Celebrate this occasion with the Norwell Historical Society and learn about this influential First Lady who used her charm and status to become a force for women’s rights, facilitate political connections for her husband, and transform the White House into an exquisite national home.

Painting by Avis Pinkos – The Final Stretch 2018

Exhibit:  Artists Therese Bilodeau, Avis Pinkos and Jeanine Weaver – Of Art and Friendship
Art Gallery Opening Friday, November 9, 6 to 8 p.m.
On view November 9 to January 9, 2019
The James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West Street, Norwell
Free and open to the public during operating hours

We began painting together at weekly art classes in the Marshfield Studio of the late June Angier. Art continues to be a constant in our lives. We consider ourselves to be fortunate in having a love of, and a flair for art, as well as the privilege of having bonded as close friends.

Mama Steph: Music, Movement, and More!
Saturday, November 10, 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
Space is limited, reservations are required

Bring your little ones and join Stephanie Chase for traditional music, puppets, sing-a-longs, smiles and lots of laughs.  Stephanie “Mama” Chase is an accomplished musician, singer, songwriter, entertainer and craftsperson. As Mama Steph she has a vast and loyal audience throughout the South Shore, with well attended and appreciated performances. She has published three albums of her original music, with thousands of copies sold.

This show is best for children up to seven years of age. Space is limited; please register in advance by email at jameslibrary@verizon.net or call (781) 659-7100.

Weekend Classics Encore: Meadowlark Trio
Music for Food Benefit Concert
Sunday, November 11, 3 pm
The James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West Street, Norwell
Admission is free, donations encouraged to benefit Interfaith Social Services

Meadowlark Trio

The first of two free “Weekend Classics Encore” series performances at the James. Music for Food is a musician-led initiative to fight hunger in our local communities. Performances transform music into food, nourishing ears and bodies. Now embarking on its 8th season in Boston, Music for Food was founded by Grammy award winning violist Kim Kashkashian in 2010. The Meadowlark Piano Trio hails from America’s heartland. Formed by three best friends in 2012, the trio has since performed nationwide to great acclaim, and they were named semi-finalists in the 2017 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. These New England Conservatory artist fellows represent Music for Food as they perform for free, asking audience members to make donations in lieu of purchasing tickets. All donations benefit Interfaith Social Services’ food pantry.

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 and Wednesday from 1 to 5 pm, Thursday and Friday from 12 to 5 pm, and on Saturday from 10 to 2 pm. For more information, please call 781-659-7100, visit www.jameslibrary.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra

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Navigations: Music Through Art
Sunday, September 30, 3 pm
Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Route 28, Harwich Port
Tickets are $30 adults, $15 students

In a unique partnership with the Guild of Harwich Artists, Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO) presents its season one program Music Through Art, a concert inspired by visual art. Composer-in-Residence Francis Snyder premieres a set of pieces based on the art work of local artists Erica Strzepek and Anne Briggs. Complete with live painting, a new work based on Elgar’s Salut d’Amour by artist Laura Balboni, and imagery to accompany our music. Prepare to be immersed in the collaboration of art and music.

The program includes Ravel’s “Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte”, Snyder’s commissioned project, Elgar’s “Salut D’amour Op. 12”, Webern’s “Five Pieces for Strings Op. 5”, and Schubert’s “Symphony No. 5”.

The Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts

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The Academy of The Company Theatre’s Youth Auditions for Disney’s Mulan Jr.
Wednesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 6, 3:30 to 6:00 pm
The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell
Audition fee:  $20, program registration and tuition information available on site

The Academy of The Company Theatre welcomes youth actors ages 8 to 15 to audition for Disney’s Mulan Jr., directed by Kevin Mark Kline, with music direction by Melissa Carubia and choreography by John Crampton.

In Disney’s Mulan Jr., the setting is ancient China, and the Huns have invaded. The young girl Mulan defies the village matchmaker, takes up arms, and disguises herself as a boy in order to serve in the army. With her mischievous dragon Mushu by her side, Mulan prepares for a great battle, where she must choose between revealing her true identity as a girl or saving all of China with her master plan. Based on the Disney animated film, Mulan Jr. brings this ancient world to life with memorable hit songs and a story that warmly celebrates bravery, culture, and honor.

Actors, singers and dancers are needed and should plan to attend both days of auditions, which includes learning a song, movement, and character work.  Students of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Not all audition candidates will be cast.  A complete rehearsal and production week schedule will be available at auditions.

Mulan Jr. performances are November 2 through 4, from Friday through Sunday, matinee and evening performances are available. Tickets are $18 for students, $20 for adults, available at companytheatre.com.

For more information about auditions, please contact Director of Education Melissa Carubia at (339) 469-1776 or melissa@companytheatre.com.

Auditions for Oliver!
Monday, September 17, 6:30 pm to 8 pm for children, 7:30 pm for adults
The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell

The Company Theatre welcomes youth and adult actors to audition for the musical classic Oliver!, directed by Zoe Bradford and Jordie Saucerman, with music direction by Steve Bass and choreography by Sally Forrest.

The beloved Charles Dickens novel springs to life in Lionel Bart’s musical that has become an international classic. Follow the young orphan boy Oliver on a wild adventure through Victorian England as he encounters such colorful characters as the cruel undertaker Mr. Sowerbury, the charmingly clever street waif known as the Artful Dodger, the conniving yet charismatic Fagin and his gang of child pickpockets, the sinister Bill Sykes and the warm-hearted Nancy. “Consider yourself at home” with this bigger than life, action-packed, humorous tale of loyalty and ultimately, finding love.

Actors, singers and dancers are encouraged to attend auditions, which includes learning a song, movement, and character work.  Not all audition candidates will be cast.  A complete rehearsal and production week schedule will be available at auditions.

Oliver! performs November 23 through December 16, performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, select Saturdays at 4 pm, Sundays at 3 pm.  A school day performance will be held on November 28.  Tickets are $41 to $43, more information is available at companytheatre.com.

Sing-Along with The Greatest Showman
Friday, September 21, 7:30 pm
The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell
Admission $10

The most entertaining film of the year is swinging into Norwell… and you’re invited to sing along! Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the ambition and imagination of PT Barnum. Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Zac Efron – dress up, sing along, and enjoy this very special movie singalong event!

LOOT!
October 5 through 21, performances on Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell
Tickets are $27 to $29

If you like a good British farce, you will love LOOT! Written in the 1960s by Joe Orton, the play was censored before its debut in the West End, but has made a recent comeback in all its glory! Two young thieves, Hal and Dennis, rob a bank next to a funeral parlor… and what safer place to hide the money than in the coffin of Hal’s recently deceased Mum? But with the coffin full up, there’s no room for Mum, whose body keeps re-appearing at the most inopportune times, especially when the Inspector comes calling. What the reviewers are saying: “Sure to please anyone who loves black comedy.” “A comic time bomb.” “Loot is a hoot!”

The Academy of the Company Theatre presents Disney’s Mulan Jr.
Friday, November 2, 7:30 pm, Saturday, November 3, 4 and 7 pm, and Sunday, November 4, 1 and 4 pm
The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell
Tickets: $18 for students; $20 for adults 

In Disney’s Mulan Jr., the setting is ancient China, and the Huns have invaded. The young girl Mulan defies the village matchmaker, takes up arms, and disguises herself as a boy in order to serve in the army. With her mischievous dragon Mushu by her side, Mulan prepares for a great battle, where she must choose between revealing her true identity as a girl or saving all of China with her master plan. Based on the Disney animated film, Mulan Jr. brings this ancient world to life with memorable hit songs and a story that warmly celebrates bravery, culture, and honor.

Oliver!
November 23 through December 16, performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, select Saturdays at 4 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell
Tickets are $41 to $43

The beloved Charles Dickens novel springs to life in Lionel Bart’s musical that has become an international classic. Follow the young orphan boy Oliver on a wild adventure through Victorian England as he encounters such colorful characters as the cruel undertaker Mr. Sowerbury, the charmingly clever street waif known as the Artful Dodger, the conniving yet charismatic Fagin and his gang of child pickpockets, the sinister Bill Sykes and the warm-hearted Nancy. “Consider yourself at home” with this bigger than life, action-packed, humorous tale of loyalty and ultimately, finding love. A perfect offering for the whole family during the holiday season.

To order Company Theatre tickets, or for more information, call the box office at 781-871-2787, email boxoffice@companytheatre.com, or visit 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.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus

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Welcome Night Open Auditions
Monday, September 10 and Monday, September 17
Faith Community Church (formerly United Methodist Church), 29 Carver Road, Plymouth
Welcome night admission is free, membership information is available on site

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), 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 Directors William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly welcome newcomers of all skill levels to learn about PFC and audition for vocal placement, if they wish.  Rehearsals for the winter season begin at 7 pm immediately following. This year’s winter concert, Carols for the 21st Century, highlights some of the best contemporary British choral composers for a concert of both traditional carols and original compositions.

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 nineteenth season, PFC typically performs major concerts in the winter and spring each year.  Pilgrim Festival Singers, a PFC offshoot singing ensemble, performs an annual summer 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 1 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday December 2 at 4:00 pm, at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth.

For more information about PFC membership and auditions, call William Richter at 781-789-3343 or email director@pilgrimfestivalchorus.org.  For more information about this season’s schedule and repertoire, please visit the PFC website at 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.

Upstage Lung Cancer

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Barbara, Bette & Bernadette Honoring the Voices of Three Show Stopping Women
Tuesday, October 23, 6 pm Silent Auction, 7:30 pm performance, reception immediately following
Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown
Tickets are $45 and $100 for reserved seating, with VIP tickets available from $250 to $500

A one-night-only cabaret concert benefit concert, Barbra, Bette & Bernadette, offers a high-spirited evening of music making honoring the voices of Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters, three extraordinary and legendary women. The concert salutes this towering talent trio of powerful, iconic singers who have transformed today’s popular music and have made a critical mark in the world of entertainment.

Emmy Award-winning arts and entertainment critic Joyce Kulhawik returns for her 10th year as emcee, along with a celebrated lineup of renowned New England singers including Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, Michael Hammond, and Paula Markowicz. Tim Evans takes the baton as music director. The inspiring concert offers a treasure trove of unforgettable stories and songs, including, The Rose”, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “Second Hand Rose”, “Happy Days are Here Again”, “Broadway Baby”, Hello Dolly”, and more. It is worth noting that all three women played the role of Dolly Levi, in “Hello Dolly”, an energetic, charismatic, determined woman with heart.

A vibrant non-profit organization, Upstage Lung Cancer has excelled for a decade in their mission to create awareness and to fund early detection research on lung cancer, the number one cancer killer.

Upstage Lung Cancer is proud to offer complimentary tickets to lung cancer survivors.  For tickets, and more information about the Mosesian Center for the Arts, visit www.mosesianarts.org, call 617-923-8487, or stop by the box office, free parking is available on site.  For more information about Upstage Lung Cancer, visit UpstageLungCancer.org.

Americana Theatre Company

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
October 12, 13, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28, 7pm
First Parish of Plymouth, Kendall Hall, 19 Town Square, Plymouth
Tickets are $20

Originally written in 1820, Washington Irving’s haunting narrative tells the story of a local schoolmaster whose lonely journey home tuns into a night of delightful terror when he is met on the road by the Headless Horseman. This classic tale was re-imagined for Americana Theatre Company by founding Artistic Director, Derek Martin as a 45-minute show sure to delight from beginning to end. Performed by Americana audience favorite, David Friday.

For complete information on performances times and to purchase tickets, visit americanatheatre.org.  For the latest on Americana Theatre, follow on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 


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