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LesMisLogoMarblehead Little Theatre is please to present the world renowned classic

Les Miserables

Claude Michel Schonberg –Music
Herbert Kretzmer – Lyrics
Alain Boublil – Book

Steve Black – Director
Lianne Goodwin – Musical Director
Lara Finn – Choreographer

This production will be presented on the Marblehead High School stage June 27- July 6


Auditions will be held May 11 and May 12
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Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, LES MISÉRABLES sweeps its audience through an epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption, against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of revolution.

This enthralling story is a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

Set in early 19th-century France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister’s child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade.

 

 

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TNT 2014 posterIntroducing the TNT Playwrights’ Collective, a new in-house group of playwrights who meet monthly at MLT to workshop and collaborate on a variety of plays in development.


Shari FrostShari Frost, TNT Playwrights Collective Coordinator and Producer

Shari D. Frost is a playwright, producer, and workshop coordinator on Boston’s North Shore. Her plays include Two Left(ist) Feet, One Last Dance (a national finalist for the Playwrights’ Center’s Core Apprentice Program); Talking and Fifteen Minutes (both seen at last year’s New Works Festival in Newburyport, MA) among others. Her monologue
My Girl was published as a short story in the Awkward Two Collection.

Shari received her MFA in Creative Writing, with a concentration in Writing for Stage & Screen from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and is the Boston-based Proscenium Playwrights newest playwright.

She also serves on the Board of Directors for Marblehead Little Theatre, where she produces the annual TNT! – Totally New Theater Playwrights’ Collective and Festival. Shari is a member of the Dramatist Guild and the International Center for Women Playwrights.

Shari resides in Marblehead with her husband, the two greatest kids ever, and writing partner Hudson the Labradoodle.


me and Da Queen!1Judith Black

Judith Black is one of America’s finest storytellers.

Retellings of history from new perspectives, tickling familial dysfunction, and ironic explorations of aging are all fodder for her tales. Featured on stages from the Montreal Comedy Festival to The Smithsonian Institution, to the Art Museum of Cape Town, she has appeared 10 times at the National Storytelling Festival, and is the winner of the Oracle Award, storytelling’s most coveted laurel. Last May she worked in France, Sweden, and Finland taking American storytelling abroad. This October she completed a commission for a tale to commemorate a Civil War battle in Collierville, TN, and is presently working on one for North Adams, MA.

Locally she sings with Calla Lilly, is active in the Marblehead Harbor Rotary Club, directs Bridging Lives, a community peer mentoring program, and teaches the art of storytelling.


Steve FariaSteve Faria

Steve has been writing and producing original works for over twenty years, as a playwright, composer, lyricist and sketch writer.

Steve’s full length plays include, “SENSE”, a comedy produced in 2002, “THINGS THAT MATTER”, a musical, for which he wrote the book, music and lyrics produced in 2004, and “QUICKSAND”, a one act drama selected for a staged reading in January of 2009 in the New Works Festival at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport Ma. Steve’s full length, “BOXED IN” was produced in November of 2010 at the Firehouse Center and had a second production at The West End Theater in Portsmouth NH in the fall of 2011. Steve’s new play, “FOLLOW CHILD” was selected for a reading by the North Shore readers Theater and is a work in progress.

Steve has had multiple short plays in Festivals across the country. “INHERITING CLEO” was accepted into “The Boston Theater Marathon” in 2009, “The Source Festival”, a national new works festival in Washington DC in 2009, and was produced in 2010 at ‘The Cork Arts Center” in Cork Ireland. It was selected for publication by Smith and Kraus Publishing as part of an anthology of new works from the Boston Theater Marathon. His 2011 BTM play “A BALLAD FOR PEGGY” has also been published.  Steve was the 2010 winner of the short play portion of the New Works Festival in Newburyport, for his play, “EGG WHITES AND MIRACLES.” This play was also included in the “CHAOS 5” Festival in Chicago.

Steve is also the writer and director of ”LITTLE CITY COMEDY COMPANY”, a sketch comedy troupe that toured New England from 1995 to 2005. Steve has written over 75 sketches for “LITTLE CITY”.


Rye GentlemanRye Gentleman

Rye Gentleman is a Boston-based theatre maker. He has worked at many a theatre in many a role in many a city. Some favorites include working as a dramaturg at New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, as a lighting designer at the MET Theatre in Los Angeles, and as a producer for Launch Pad at the LGBT Center in San Francisco. He is excited to be working with TNT in Marblehead, one of several North Shore towns he grew up in.


Anne Lucas head shotAnne  Marilyn Lucas

Anne is currently working toward her second MFA, this one at Lesley University in Writing for Stage and Screen.

Her first full length play, “Say the Name”, a Holocaust survivors’s memoir, was staged at Harvard Divinity last fall, where it was also used as a text.  Several of her ten-minute plays have been read both at Lesley University and at MLT.  She is currently writing the book for “Gershwin/Porter: Wo Could Ask for Anything More?” which will be produced this summer at MLT.

Anne has also directed many MLT productions including “The Fantasticks”, “Side by Side by Sondheim”. “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris”, “Richard Rodgers’ The Sound of His Music”, “Kat(I)e and J(AW)hn”, and “Irving Berlin Loves America”.  She has performed with MLT as well, playing Anna in “The King and I”, the Mother Abess in “The Sound of Music”, Mrs. Darling in “Peter Pan” and the Fairy Godmother in “Cinderella”.  She also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Anne taught in the Theatre Department at Salem State University where she also directed “The Fantasticks” and “I Hate Hamlet” for Summer Theatre at Salem State. At the House of the Seven Gables she wrote and directed “Legacy of the Hanging Judge”, “Dearest Dove”, and “Spirits of the Gables”.  She also directed a segment of “All in the Timing” and acted in the opening production of “Love Letters” for Salem Theatre Co.

Anne is excited to be working with a group of talented playwrights at MLT this spring


IMG_1311John Melczer

John Melczer is happy to be making his debut with TNT’s Playwright’s Collective.

As a fledgling writer, John is currently working on two 10-minute plays, “Half the Fun of Being Married or A Man for a Husband” and “The Trouble with Harry or Bob’s Your Uncle”. John has produced, directed, and written such films as “The Mirrored Horse”, “Straight to the Heart of the Sun”, and “Variations on a Theme By …”.

As a B&W photographer, John has exhibited in the Marblehead Festival of the Arts and put on two solo exhibits at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

John has previously appeared on Beverly’s Sea Change apron in “Antigone” and the forthcoming “In the Territories”, the Salem Theater Company’s “The Crucible” (Reverend Parris) and “The Tempest” (Sebastian), The Mugford Players’ “The Visit”, Marblehead Little Theater’s proscenium in “The Odd Couple” (Vinnie), “Inherit the Wind” (Meeker, Elijah), “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (Turkel).

In the not too distant future John contemplates two film projects: “Elugelab” and “Rhapsody in Brindle: On the Meaning of the French Bulldog”. John ever dedicates his love to his four Gallic prophets Zeke, Molly, Emma, and Wolfi.


Mary Beth SmithMary Beth Smith

Mary Beth Smith is a playwright who lives with George, her husband and life support, in Rockport, Massachusetts.

This year, Mary Beth won the Peter Honegger award for her play, “Keep A-breast”, which offers insight to her bizarre experiences surviving breast cancer. “Keep A-breast” was performed in The Firehouse Center for the Arts’ 2014 New Works Festival.

Mary Beth’s other plays include “The Experiment” and “The Mouse” performed at Fire Dog Theatre, Arlington, MA; “Weights and Measures” and “Galileo’s Dowry” performed at the Universal Theatre, Provincetown, MA; “An Hour at Sea” commissioned by The Annie, Gloucester, MA; “Withdrawals” and “Mirror Mirror Off the Wall” performed at Marblehead Little Theatre’s TNT Festival; and “Pretty Things” co-written with Linda Stein for Firehouse Center for the Arts’ Random Acts Festival.

Mary Beth is a member of the International Centre for Women Playwrights, Stage Source, The Theatre Communications Group, and a proud member of Marblehead Little Theatre’s Playwright Collective.


Linda WeltnerLinda Weltner

LINDA WELTNER is the author of 5 books: The Challenge of Childhood Diabetes with Laura Plunkett; Family Puzzles; No Place Like Home; The New Voice; and Beginning to Feel the Magic.

She teaches in the Explorers’ program at Salem State University and is host of a SATV program called “Changing the World.” Her one-act comedy, “Dr. Love,” was performed by the Mugford Street Players in 2011 and she directed 2 performances of “Love Letters” at the UU church in October, 2013. She is currently writing a second act for “Dr. Love.”

She wrote a weekly column, “Ever So Humble,” for the Boston Globe for 19 years, was syndicated by the New York Times Wire Service, and in 1985 was named Best Columnist by the N.E. Women’s Press Association. She is the mother of two grown daughters who live nearby, and has 4 grandchildren. She lives with her husband, Jack, a child psychiatrist, and her dog Ruby in Marblehead, MA.


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Porter & Gershwin – Who Could Ask for Anything More!

Marblehead Little Theatre Presents: Porter & Gershwin – Who Could Ask for Anything More! Produced by Dayle Persons and Henry Dembowski Written and Directed by Anne Lucas Music Direction by Betty Lautner Coming July 24, 25, 26, 27, 31 & Aug 1, 2, 3 Audition Information

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