LETTERS FROM WAR a musical tale of love, loss, and the strength of family

Written and Directed by Nate Bertone
Original Music by Melissa Modifer, Lyrics by Nate Bertone
Orchestrations and Music Direction by Conor Keelan
Stage Manager: Casey Roland

January 26 – February 3 (Preview January 25)

Marblehead Little Theatre is offering a VETERANS DISCOUNT for LETTERS FROM WAR, for any performance other than Opening Night, January 26th. The code is VETERAN10, and will be $10 off of the adult full price ticket.

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.

Cast:
VALERIE STEPHENS as Mae
ELAINY MATA as Madison/Young Mae
ALLEN YANNONE as Clayton
ASHA HIRSI as Lily
ARIEL SARGENT as Young Lily
GARY AMES as Kent
CAITLYN JONES, BECKY JO ROLAND, and DANA SHERIDAN as Ensemble


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Love, Scotland

Music for Brave Hearts

A romantic and rousing concert evening inspired by the land that wears its heart on its sleeve. From the songbook of Scotland’s great music collector and poet Robert Burns, two in-demand Celtic musicians and recording artists and an internationally known soprano offer comfort and joy for a February night. With tales of Robert Burns’ headlong life from a Marblehead broadcaster and storyteller and a jig and a reel to round things off.

Friday, February 16 at 7:30pm

Tickets: $25 on line here and at the Arnould Gallery

Piper, singer, and fiddler ELIAS ALEXANDER is one of a handful of musicians from the US at the creative frontier of contemporary Scottish music. He is the front man and piper of the Afro-Celtic Funk Band Soulsha. He plays with a number of other Celtic groups including The Bywater Band, MAC, Seven Nations, and Fàrsan. 

An opera career in the US and Europe took JULIANNE GEARHART from Tel Aviv’s New Israel Opera to Belgium’s Vlaamse Opera to Opera North at the Edinburgh Festival to numerous roles with the Seattle Opera including Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier. All of which fits her admirably to be a lyrical interpreter of Burns.

NEIL PEARLMAN brings many other genres to bear on his native Scottish roots tradition of Cape Breton. It was this fresh approach that led legendary Cape Breton fiddler Jerry Holland to say that watching Neil’s hands on the piano is like watching two spiders on crack.

RHOD SHARP was a proud recipient of the Burns Federation’s certificate of merit for excellence in recitation from Scottish Literature in 1963. Since then he has had some success with the BBC, including his radio show “Up All Night” which he will soon have been presenting for 25 years – 12 of them from Marblehead.

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Our Town

Thornton Wilder’s  Pulitzer Prize winning play is a timeless drama of life in an imaginary New Hampshire town.  Our Town is an American Classic  with near universal appeal. 

“Our Town explores the relationship between two young Grover’s Corners neighbors, George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance, and then culminates in marriage. When Emily looses her life in childbirth, the circle of life portrayed in each of the three acts of Our Town–growing up, adulthood, and death–is fully realized.” thorntonwilder.com

Produced by Greg Mancusi-Ungaro
Directed by John Fogle

OPENING NIGHT Friday, March 2 at 7:30pm
(Reception following performance)
Adults $35/Seniors $25/Students $15

FRIDAY/SATURDAY EVENINGS  at 7:30pm
March 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
Adults $25/Seniors $20/Students $15

SATURDAY/SUNDAY MATINEES at 3:00pm
March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18
Adults $20/Seniors $15/Students $15

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Book by John Caird
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby

Producer: Dave Levy
Director: Andrea Giangreco
Music Director: Gina Naggar
Choreographer:  Kai Chao
Stage Manager: Casey Roland

Children of Eden follows the book of Genesis begging with Father’s creation of Adam and Eve through Noah and the great flood. 

Perfromance dates – April 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15


Marblehead Little Theatre Auditions, Part 2 for Children of Eden

Due to unforeseen circumstances, MLT is cancelling their second auditions for Children of Eden on Saturady, January 13. If you are still interested in auditioning, please contact director Andrea Giangreco directly at andreagiangreco@me.com.

 

Children of Eden
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com

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Mary Poppins

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS  Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman  Book by Julian Fellowes New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Producers: Lori Lord, Susan Parker, Bobby Kerrigan Director: Steve Black Music Director: Lianne Goodwin Choreographer: Nicole S. Gulino June 23- […]

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