Audiences are loving “Nine”!

“Nine” opened last weekend to glowing reviews. You can catch it the next two weekends:

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 4pm: April 17, 18, 19; 24, 25, 26

Tickets here:


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“Flawless production. Fantastic!” – NM

“Run, don’t walk to see Nine at Arlington Friends of the Drama Theatre, starring Ethan Butler and featuring a cast of talented and lovely ladies…! The music, directed by Mario Cruz, was terrific and Marc Capizzi’s wigs were amazing! Great show all!” – CB

Nine.GermansI thoroughly enjoyed attending AFD’s opening night production of Nine! Great performances by such local talents (among others) as Lea Oppedisano, Patricia McConnell Lawrence, Cathy Merlo, Amy DeMarco, Emily Earle……and a wonderful performance by poor Ethan Butler, surrounded by all those lovely women! Congrats to Jennifer Condon and Mario Cruz!!!! Now get out to Arlington and see it! – CH

“Congratulations to Arlington Friends of the Drama Theatre on a wonderful production of NINE! Brilliantly directed by Jennifer Condon, with superb music direction by Mario Cruz, this cast nails it!! Ethan Butler is the most endearing Guido I’ve ever seen and who imbues the role with humor, depth, and a gorgeous voice to boot. Fantastic work by the entire cast.” CLC

“Theatergoers, DO NOT hesitate to get your tickets! Word of mouth is strong and performances the next few weeks will be selling out, BUY SOON!!” – RG

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“Nine” luminaries on the play, the music, the story…

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Mama mia! A great play in the works!

So fun to see this all coming together, despite the snow, no parking, cancelled rehearsals, the snow, delays, and the snow.

The cast is great and the production crew is working super over time to pull it together.

Don’t miss it, it’s lovely and touching. Cheers!

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Nine in one corner, four in the other: “Quartet” cast is announced and ready to go

Evelyn Corsini reports…

We’re happy to announce that we’ve cast four seasoned and very talented actors has the aging opera singers in Quartet, a wonderful play about performing, aging, friendship, and music.

Returning to AFD are:

  • Lis Adams as Cissy,
  • Will Dalley as Reggie,
  • Paul D’Onofrio as Wilf,
  • and joining us for the first time is Susan Scannell as Jean.

Dayle Ballentine is directing this funny and touching play; Marian Desilets and Evelyn Corsini Alcorn are co-producing.

Members of the creative team are preparing to bring this show to life. The set has been designed by John Pease, Charlie Carr is the set tech, Charlotte Kelley is doing props and set dressing, Brian Rehrig is doing sound, and Cheryl Carter-Miller is our costume mistress. We are especially pleased have Mike Patterson, Bob and Maureen’s son, return to our theater after a long absence to share his lighting expertise.


Quartet | June 12 – 21   2015 

Quartet is a lovely piece, full of humor and heart. We meet Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred as they reside in a home for retired opera singers in Kent, England. Each year, on the tenth of October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie,  arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva and refuses to sing. But the show must go on in this funny and poignant play. Quartet is an unabashed vehicle for four feisty older troupers whose task is to make us laugh a little, sigh a little and cry a little, as they take us into the bittersweet world of facing up to age and mortality.

The lovely women of “Nine”! in rehearsal

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top: Evelyn Corsini Alcorn with some of the fans she found while scouring Chinatown.

bottom: director Jennifer Condon directs music director Mario Cruz, production manager Ellen Kazin, and stage manager Stu Kazin.

In just a few minutes of hanging around, it became clear that this cast is super talented, that Mario and Jennifer are doing a great job pulling it all together, and that the fans are lovely.

Don’t miss it! Opens April 10th.

The wonderful cast of “Nine.” Just sayin. You may want to grab your tickets soon.

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How many images can you find for Nine?

More than nine, for sure. Just a quick browse around the web turned up quite a few different options from a variety of productions. Fascinating how they capture various themes: Italy, women, man, movies, women. Also, women.

Also pretty cool to remember all the great actors (and more than a few actresses) in these roles, from Daniel Day Lewis to Raul Julia to Antonio Banderas.

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