Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Join Wakefield Repertory Theatre on September 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 8:00pm and September 23 & 30 at 3 pm for “Bye Bye Birdie”, one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. The singer, Conrad Birdie, an Elvis Presley type, will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with an all-American kiss. His visit to Sweet Apple, Ohio and the home of Kim MacAfee and her family, throws both the family and the town into turmoil. The show features a number of well-known songs, including “Put on a Happy Face” and gives an insight into the everyday life that is very much part of us all. The show will be presented at Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
In spite of financial challenges that have caused other local community theaters to close, the Wakefield Repertory Theater has managed to hold on through the rocky economy.
In a sagging economy, one of the first sectors to feel the pinch is the entertainment industry. Couple that with the small budget of a local non-profit theater already operating close to its margins and you’re almost certainly talking about the death of local theater. But not in Wakefield. Luckily for the Wakefield community, the Wakefield Repertory Theatre has managed to stay financially stable through 2011 and into 2012, with a net income of more than $32,000 last year, according to the non-profit’s treasurer, Monica Bruno. “Not all of our shows turned out as profitable as we expected, but overall, we’re staying afloat much better than most of the communities around us,” Bruno said at the theater’s annual meeting at the United Methodist …
Friday, December 16, 2011
A religious community sing-a-long, catch a Sox game for GMS, auditions for "Once Upon a Mattress" and more things to know today.
1. A cold one - Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 50 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. 2. Holiday sing-a-long at First Congregational - The First Parish Congregational Church is holding an informal concert/sing-through of the Christmas portion and the Hallelujah Chorus of Handel's Messiah tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the church. You're encouraged to sing along with the orchestra in the choruses, or swing by just to listen. Professional soloists will perform the various solos between the choruses. Admission is free, and there's a reception afterwards. 3. Auditions -The Wakefield Repertory Theater is holding auditions for actors ages 14 and older tonight at 7 p.m. for "Once Upon a Mattress," a musical retelling of the…
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Tuesday, August 2nd from 6-9 p.m.
From the organizer: Wakefield Repertory Theatre is looking to cast male roles in our upcoming production of "Grease". Auditions will be held BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Although the show is set in high school, WRT is casting only actors 18 years of age and older. The following roles are open: Danny.................Baritone/Tenor (with falsetto). Leader of the T-birds. Good-looking with air of cool, easy-going charm. Strong and confident. Kenickie.............Baritone. Second in command of T-Birds. Tough, surly, with an off-beat sense of humor. Doody................Tenor. Youngest of the T-birds. Small, boyish with hero-worship attitude towards other guys in the T-birds. Plays guitar. Roger.................Baritone. The "anything-for-a-laugh" …