“Avenue Q” is coming up soon!

Boy oh boy, we’re excited about this upcoming season! Be sure to join AFD so you don’t miss a beat, and join us for some of the fun, too! Volunteer to help on a play, it’s a wicked good time.

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And more congratulations!

We had a lovely time at our annual meeting, and got a preview of next season’s plays from producers/directors.

We also announced winners of some great things, including:

  • Congratulations to the winner of the 2014 Denis Fitzpatrick Scholarship,Mason Beutler, 2014 graduate of Arlington High School.
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Winner of the Denis M. Fitzpatrick Scholarship

  • Congratulations to Charlie Carr, winner of this year’s Myl Trempf Award.
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Winner of the Myl Trempf Award

 

Congrats to AFD winners and nominees!

Everyone works so very hard to make AFD productions so great. So we’re always delighted when our cast and company get acknowledged by people who know what they’re talking about. Recently, our productions were honored by DASH and EMACT.

Congratulations!

Recently announced winners at the EMACT Festival: 

  • Outstanding: Linda Burtt/Arlington Friends of the Drama – The Importance of Being Earnest, Costumes
  • Outstanding: Carol Antos/Arlington Friends of the Drama – A Little Night Music, Costumes
  • High Honors: Bob Pascucci for sound design of “The Mai”

singingRecently announced DASH nominations:

  • Kathleen Dalton in A Little Night Music (Arlington Friends Of The Drama)
  • Iain Bason in The Mai (Arlington Friends of the Drama)
  • Sirena Abalian in A Little Night Music (Arlington Friends of the Drama)
  • Kris Lundin for The Importance Of Being Earnest (Arlington Friends Of The Drama) (make up and hair)
  • Jennifer Soucy in The Mai (Arlington Friends of the Drama)
  • Margaret McCarty in A Little Night Music (Arlington Friends of the Drama)
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL COMPOSITION & EXECUTION
    Valerie Ellen Forgione (composer) & Antoine Malfroy-Camine (cellist) for The Mai (Arlington Friends of the Drama)

 

Getting ready for opening night…

Looking so great in dress rehearsal. Hope you can make it!

PHOTOS HERE.

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What a great cast!

They got the goods…

 

Collaborating to make magic

Really fun to watch it come together. Loads of photos on Flickr, please check it out.

Here are a few of the sets and actors all combining talents and energies to come up with a magic production.

This play, based on an action movie, presents special challenges! How to present crazy fast action sequences? The production team has come up with some fantastic answers.

This play, based on an action movie, presents special challenges! How to present crazy fast action sequences? The production team has come up with some fantastic answers.

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“The 39 Steps” is going to kill…

Have had the privilege to catch some rehearsals for “The 39 Steps” — a table read and a walk through — and that cast is killing it. So to speak. That’s a joke. Btw.

Seriously, though, one of the best things about the theater thing is when the actors take that step from being, like, regular people in t shirts and sneakers and normal hair and faces, and start reading — and they BECOME the characters. They mutate: accent, posture, attitude.

So there we are in the “living room,” or whatever you call a space with old sofas and a dirt cheap soda machine in a basement, and these four folks go from weary after workers to: clowns! a debonair Brit on the run! a vamp!

And they do it well. Very well. What reads as an odd sort of funny farcical version of a Hitchcock play suddenly comes to life. Very funny, very cutting, very fast life.

Rehearsal for "The 39 Steps"

Rehearsal for “The 39 Steps” on Monday, December 3 in Arlington, MA. Delightful to watch the sets take shape while the actors learn how to manipulate and use them. Very talented, very funny cast taking on their characters. Great stuff!

 

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