Call now to reserve your seat on the bus to see the award-winning play with music PETER AND THE STAR-CATCHER. Our day trip is Saturday, May 2, 2015. This delightful show that the whole family will enjoy had a widely successful run on Broadway recently. It's the prequel to the beloved Peter Pan story.
We take an annual pilgrimage to Niagara-On-The-Lake and the Shaw Festival every spring. Enjoy a leisurely bus ride in a comfortable bus provided by Benedict's Bus Service, a delicious meal at the restaurant of your choice, a delightful stroll in the charming town, and, of course, a world-class performance of a great play.
Call Larry Biddison at 570.724.4586 or the HG office ASAP to reserve your place. You'll need a US passport book or a passport card in order to get into Canada, so apply NOW. You can fill out the form on-line then take it to the courthouse to finalize it. It takes about six weeks so get right on it!
Join us for this wonderful adventure into NEVERLAND!
Written by 14 different playwrights, this little gem of a play is actually a series of very short vignettes exploring the phenomenon known as "motherhood." When we discovered that it was written by such well-known writers as Beth Henley, Lisa Loomer, Theresa Rebeck (all of whom have plays on Broadway currently or recently), we thought we had better take a look at this non-traditional play. Traditional notions about parenthood should be laid aside as the actors and audience journey into a wide variety of the facets of motherhood. Oh, there's plenty of clear identification for anyone who has ever parented in any capacity, but there's lots more to ponder and laugh at and with.
The play consists of 20 short monologues, dialogues, or litanies. A different actress will play each of the 19 characters. Actresses will memorize the piece on their own and schedule rehearsals with director Thomas Putnam. The entire piece will then be put together close to the time of performance. This is an excellent opportunity for women who can't commit to a dense rehearsal schedule. Performances are May 7, 8, 9 (all at 7:30); and culminate on Mother's Day, May 10 at 2:30 at the Warehouse Theatre.
Auditions will be held on Wednesday March 25 and Thursday March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Warehouse Theatre. These are open auditions for women ideally in their 20s and 30s, however there a few roles for older mothers and even a grandmother...so come audition if you are older (or look older) than 20.
The production is sponsored in part by Mountain Valley Realty. Call the HG office for more information about the auditions.
“We could write an entertaining book about our experience with a number of young, energetic, talented students who were eager to gain experience with all aspects of community theater,” said Thomas Putnam, Artistic Director of Hamilton-Gibson Productions. “We started out a long time ago with Ryan Dalton—who directed his first HG mainstage production in 2014—and moved on to Terry Coniglio, Jon Ginn, Joshua Sticklin, Coleen Evert, Kate Phillips, Kara Ley, David Wert, Cameron Wattles, Caleb Evans, Laureen Davis, Maia Stam, Dante Doganiero and this past summer Corrine Evans and TJ Harris. Each one brought their own unique talents and skills and spirit to our summer offerings.”
The community arts group is now accepting applications for internships for the summer of 2015. Requirements are that the intern be at least 18 years old, and hopefully studying for involvement with some form of performing arts or work with not-for-profit groups. Responsibilities typically include involvement with all of the summer shows either performing or stage managing or house managing. The intern would be involved with marketing and set building and strike. He/she would also be involved with the planning and staffing of the three summer drama camps (one in Elkland, one in Blossburg, and one in Wellsboro.) There is also a fair amount of office time with computer work with our data bases, press releases, and internet marketing. To get a true feel for the work of community theater, there is also mundane work like cleaning floors and restrooms, maintaining the office space, mowing the lawn at the office etc.
This summer promises to be busy. Our major production will be, THE ADDAMS FAMILY. We will also be involved with early preparations for the fall play, STEEL MAGNOLIAS. Three summer drama camps will also keep the interns hopping.
The internship typically begins in the middle of May when most colleges complete their semester, and continue into mid-August. This year's sponsors are Mr. Eugene Seelye, and Deb and Jeff Sawyer who provide the stipend for the interns.
It's a lot of fun and lots of work, but HG has found that the experience is rewarding for both the intern and everyone involved with HG. If you are interested in applying, please call or write Hamilton-Gibson Productions, 29 Water Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, 570.724.2079 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.