pg2014Marblehead Little Theatre producers Henry Dembowski and Dayle Persons announce the Anne Lucas’s 6th annual summer show: Gershwin/Porter – Who Could Ask For Anything More? The show was written and directed by Anne Lucas, with musical direction by Betty Lautner.

Cole Porter and George Gershwin will be portrayed by talented MLT actors John Archer and Les Tarmy. The show will feature some of Cole Porter and George Gershwin’s classic songs including: Someone to Watch Over Me, I Got Rhythm, Anything Goes, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off as well as many more of their unforgettable hits. The ensemble includes: Ron Amon, Karin Anderson, Nick Economou, Tom Edmonds, Nora Falk, Jennifer Herrey, Henry Dembowski, Betty Lautner, Anne Lucas, Mary McClory, Dayle Persons, Dave Scannell, and Julie Schoenthal. Musical accompaniment by Dan Murphy, Charlie Vaughn and Jim Dillon.

Show dates and times are July 25, 26, 27, 31 and August 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 pm with Sunday Matinees July 27 and August 3 at 2 pm.

Tickets are now available on-line here and will soon be available at the Spirit of ’76 Bookstore, Pleasant Street, Marblehead.

** Special Marblehead Museum Night
Tickets for the Saturday night, July 26 performance are only available for purchase by calling 781-631-0074, ask for Diane Barbour

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Marblehead Little Theatre Presents

 macbeth web2The Tragedy of Macbeth

Written by William Shakespeare
Produced by Cameron Cronin & Susan Parker
Directed by Chris Martel

August 15-24

Macbeth by William Shakespeare is considered one of his darkest and most powerful works. Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.

The play is believed to have been written between 1599 and 1606, and is most commonly dated 1606. It was most likely written during the reign of James I, who had been James VI of Scotland before he succeeded to the English throne in 1603. James was a patron of Shakespeare’s acting company, and of all the plays Shakespeare wrote during James’s reign, Macbeth most clearly reflects the playwright’s relationship with the sovereign.

Macbeth is Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, and tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia, and he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of arrogance, madness, and death.

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logo_200x200_000194Marblehead Little Theatre presents

VIOLET

Produced by Trudi Olivetti and Lori Lord
Book by  Brian Crawley
Music by  Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics by  Brian Crawley
Directed by Steve Black
Musical Direction by Lianne Goodwin

Performances: Oct 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 7:30pm, Oct 11, 12 and 19 at 2:00pm

Auditions Sunday, Aug 17 and Monday, Aug 18 from 6:30-8:30pm
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Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered off-Broadway, VIOLET features a score of show-stopping anthems ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel from one of most vibrant composers of modern musical theatre.

Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, the story follows Violet who as a young girls was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved she’s traveling across the 1964 Deep South towards a miracle – the healing touch of a TV evangelist that will make her beautiful. Though she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those that are lying deeper than her skin; and on the way she meets a young, African-American Soldier whose love for her reaches far past her physical “imperfections”.

With its immaculately crafted, multi-genre score whose lyrics and book are from the fantastic Brian Crawley (A LITTLE PRINCESS), VIOLET is a powerhouse piece of theatre that needs no more than a few chairs and talented performers to take an audience’s breath away. It is a must for companies dedicated to depicting moving stories on their stage.

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Holiday Festival

Marblehead Little Theatre Presents This December A Holiday Revue and A Christmas Carol

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