Information Launch — The ArtisTree Music Theatre Pageant
April 24, 2019
Marie Cross | Advertising and marketing & Communications Director
ArtisTree Neighborhood Arts Heart
www.artistreevt.org | [email protected]
South Pomfret — The ArtisTree Music Theatre Pageant affords a season of stay, skilled musical theatre productions that run from August to October annually. Our Pageant is modeled after the “summer season inventory” custom of staging exhibits: we use a resident firm of actors and artists to create a sequence of musicals, with an all-new manufacturing offered each few weeks throughout our three-month season.
The actors, designers, technicians, and musicians of the ArtisTree Music Theatre Pageant come from everywhere in the United States. They maintain levels in theatre, and whereas a few of our visitor stars are veterans of the Broadway stage, many others are simply starting their skilled careers. The Pageant affords them a wide range of numerous, legit credit for his or her resumes; most of our actors and administrators are transplants to New York Metropolis, the place the theatre motion is.
Our inventive crew is led by pageant creative director, Josh D. Smith. Annually, he and his employees type by almost 800 purposes, headshots, and résumés; conduct interviews; and maintain auditions each domestically and in New York Metropolis to assemble the best amalgam of artists we will present for our season.
For our 2017 inaugural repertoire, we offered the very talked-about All the time…Patsy Cline, Godspell, and The Marvelous Wonderettes. Our 2018 season included SUDS: The Rocking ‘60s Musical Cleaning soap Opera, The Fantasticks and I Love You, You’re Excellent, Now Change. Persevering with suggestions from the group in regards to the high quality of the productions — and what was seen as an exemplary use of the historic Grange Theatre – and significant and BroadwayWorld honors for our 2018 season (Theatre of The Yr and Greatest Actor) has enabled us to return with a really thrilling third season.
We are also more than happy to proceed our partnership with Actors’ Fairness Affiliation (AEA), the Union of Skilled Actors and Stage Managers in the USA. Whereas we labored with AEA final season underneath a particular Visitor Artist contract, our ongoing affiliation with them permits the pageant to be acknowledged as a Small Skilled Theatre (SPT). This permits us to make use of extra seasoned professionals alongside up-and-coming younger artists. Beginning subsequent season, we additionally will have the ability to present Fairness Membership Candidate (EMC) factors, serving to to additional the skilled theatre careers of aspiring newcomers.
Our 2019 Season…
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Memento: A Fantasia on the Lifetime of Florence Foster Jenkins
by Stephen Temperley
Memento is a reminiscence play framed by the recollections of pianist Cosme McMoon about his longtime relationship with tone deaf 1940s society warbler Florence Foster Jenkins. Within the pantheon of unforgettable divas, there has by no means been a soprano to rival the legendary, indomitable, Madame Florence. Modern New York audiences flocked to their “by invitation solely” concert events.
Dubbed by her critics because the “Dire Diva of Din,” passionate music lover and rich socialite, Florence Foster Jenkins loved a remarkably profitable live performance profession although she was unburdened by expertise and deliriously tone deaf.
Her story is advised by the eyes of her pianist, Cosme McMoon. A very gifted musician, he regards her at first as a little bit greater than a simple strategy to pay the hire, however his preliminary contempt provides strategy to reluctant admiration, then friendship and a singular type of love.
Their weird partnership yielded off-key recitals that earned them standing ovations and cultish fame-culminating in a sold-out efficiency at Carnegie Corridor.
Get to know this epic musical odd-couple in Memento, a tuneful comedy which beguiles the hopeful artist that lives in us all.
Florence Foster Jenkins true story was lately advised within the Oscar nominated movie starring Meryl Streep.
Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill; Starring Georga Osborne as Florence Foster Jenkins.
SOUVENIR runs August 29-September 14, 2019 on the Grange Theatre in South Pomfret, VT.
SOUVENIR: A Fantasia on the Lifetime of Florence Foster Jenkins is offered by particular association with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
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