Friday, December 4, 2020

New community theatre group announces cast for February show and change in upcoming schedule

 

 

The Island Players is pleased to announce the cast for the upcoming February show, I’m Herbert…and Other Strangers includes:

Rachel Gallentine – Brenda
Kevin Moriarty – Jerry
Scott Lilly – Mike
Kathy O’Brien – Susan
Joe Kelly – George
Pattie Ziesig – Edith
Judy Daye – Bea
Gary Grant – Frank
Peter Galluzzo – Richie
Kathy O’ Brien – Joan
Mai Puccio – Muriel
Richard E. Joyce – Herbert

February is all about love. The Island Players have put together a collection of short plays depicting relationships chronologically from first meeting to a rocking chair romance.

I’m Herbert…and Other Strangers, directed by R. E. Joyce, is scheduled to open Friday, February 3rd and will run for three weekends at the Rose History Auditorium. Evening shows begin at 7:30 and Matinees at 2:30.

Tickets will be on sale soon at Centennial Bank, Marco Island Historical Society Gift Shop, online at www.theateronmarco.com and at the door on a first come first serve basis.

 

The Island Players announces a change in upcoming schedule.

The Island Players has postponed their production of Saga of Roaring Gulch slated for March/April and added Putting It Together to their schedule.

Putting It Together is a compilation of Stephen Sondheim songs that the composer put together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, creating a narrative set at a cocktail party in an elegant condo. The non-traditional musical has a cast of five (a glamorous but slightly jaded couple, a starry-eyed younger couple and a savvy observer) who sing more than 30 songs that reflect their lives, lifestyles and moods of the moment. Some of the songs will be familiar, some less so, a few were even cut from their original musical scores, but they are all sophisticated, smart and drop-dead droll. In other words, all Sondheim.

The show will be held at the Rose History Auditorium, 180 South Heathwood Drive, and will open at the end of March. Rehearsals will begin the first week of February.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 3 and Thursday, January 5 at 6:30pm at 1150 Bluebird Ave. on Marco Island. The show will be directed by Jean Rowles.

There will be five roles available, both male and female. Singing and minimal choreography are required. We will be looking to cast individuals between the ages of 20 and 60. A prepared song is required for the audition. Background music is preferred; however, if you need an accompanist for auditions, please indicate that when you call for an audition time. Prospective cast members should bring a current photo and resume. Please call 239-394-0080 to schedule an audition time, directions to auditions, or additional information.

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