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Plays & Musicals

Broadway’s Divas

Written and Directed by Anne Lucas
Music Direction by Betty Lautner
Produced by Dayle Persons

BROADWAY’S DIVAS chronicles the lives and careers of the Great White Way’s most famous women performers.  The Broadway Musical could not have existed without the power of performers like ETHEL MERMAN, MARY MARTIN, and JULIE ANDREWS.  Today’s musicals have new generation of divas IDINA MENZEL, KRISTEN CHENOWITH, and SUTTON FOSTER to name a few. This is a journey through glamour and passion.  Created by Anne Lucas and Betty Lautner for Marblehead Little Theatre.

NOTE: The August 3rd show is a fundraiser for the Marblehead Museum. Tickets for The August 3rd show are only available for purchase by calling Diane Barbour at 781-631-0074.

Performance Dates and Times (All Performances at MLT, 12 School St, Marblehead):

Friday, July 28th; Saturday, July 29th @7:30pm
Sun, July 30th @ 2:00pm  and  Sun, July 30th @ 7:30pm     

Thursday, August 3rd @ 7:30pm – Marblehead Museum Night
Friday, August 4th; Saturday, August 5th @ 7:30pm
Sunday, August 6th  @ 2:00pm

All Star Cast:

Annie Dillon, Nora Falk, Alanna Herrey, Jennifer Hurley, Betty Lautner, Anne Lucas
Mary McClory, Dayle Persons, Grace Studdley, Becky Jo Roland, Nicole Viau
Ron Amon, John Archer, Tom Edmonds

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From Silence

by Anne Marilyn Lucas

Produced by Anne Lucas and Judy Wayne
Directed by John Fogle

Stage Manager Anna Stenberg
Set Designer John Fogle
Asst’ Set Designer Nate Bertone
Lighting Designer Greg Mancusi-Ungaro

October 13-22, 2017

Esther’s world is turned upside down when her daughter Deborah rushes home with the news that their New Jersey temple is on lock down and her granddaughter Elaina is trapped inside. Esther survived the Holocaust, but never talked about it, despite the pleas from her daughter and granddaughter – it was too painful to recount that part of her life. During the endless wait, Esther comes to regret her silence and realizes her duty to tell her story, but will it be too late for Elaina to hear it?


Esther Sharon Mason
Young Esther Tina Barry
Adult Esther Gail Argentine
Deborah Kline Alex Alexander
Young Deborah Maeve Gaddipati
Elaina Kline Rebecca Green
Erika Buchmann Nora Falk
Maria Christina Hannah Wagner
Lynda Fine/Marta Hermann Meghan Holtz
Janis Weinstein/ Ravensbrück Hostess Stanis Ames


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Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan

December 2017

Based on “Little Orphan Annie” by permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.
Annie JR.   
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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by Nate Bertone
Orchestrations by Conor Keelan

January/February 2018

Mae, a grandmother in advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, must move into a nursing home when her adult daughter, Lily, can no longer care for her. Mae’s granddaughter, Madison, uncovers a mysterious box of letters while cleaning out the home. As Mae and her family read these letters, Mae is thrust into a new reality with her long lost love, in fragmented, clouded memories and hallucinations. With the help of Lily, Madison, and a young stranger, Mae must fight the effects of age and Alzheimer’s to uncover the truth of her past before time runs out, in a musical tale of love, loss, and the strength of family.

The Marblehead Little Theatre is excited to announce non-equity auditions for their upcoming production of Letters From War.  Letters from War is written by and will be directed by Nate Bertone. 

AUDITIONS will take place at Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School Street Marblehead on Monday, August 14th from 6:00pm – 10:45pm and Tuesday, August 15th from 6:00pm – 10:45pm.  Walk in’s will be auditioned as time allows.  Call-backs will take place Thursday, August 17th at 6:00pm. 

The first rehearsal is scheduled for Monday, December 4th, 2017.  To schedule an appointment time, please email  Rehearsals will be held December 2017 through January 2018. Performances are scheduled for the last week of January and first week of February. 

This is a non-equity production. Equity actors interested in auditioning will need to obtain a waiver from Actor’s Equity Guild.

Click here for complete audition information and to schedule an audition appointment.

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Children of Eden

Book by John Caird Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby April 2018 Children of Eden Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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