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Here they are! AFD directors for next season

Jim Grana reports that he is VERY excited about next season at AFD: Great plays, and now great directors on board. The Play Reading Committee worked hard to select the plays and to interview and select the directors.

Congrats to everyone, and we’re very excited, too!

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
September 2016

Music William Finn
Lyrics William Finn
Book Rachel Sheinkin
Stage Director and Choreographer, Justin McCoubry*
Musical Director, John Eldridge
* Justin had a lead role in our “Avenue Q” and is now playing Greg in “Oz”

An Inspector Calls
November 2016

by J.B. Priestley

Stage Director, Mary Fitzpatrick

Sunset Boulevard
February – March 2017

Music Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics Don Black
Christopher Hampton
Book Don Black
Christopher Hampton
Stage Director and Choreographer, Kevin Mark Kline
Musical Director, Steven Bergman

The Graduate
April – May 2017

A Play Adapted by Terry Johnson
Based on the Novel by Charles Webb
And the Motion Picture Screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry

Stage Director, Joe Stallone
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Boy from Oz is coming!

And we did our first table read on a chilly night in January…

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Here is the full and final cast! Congrats to all.

Thom Hardy                       Peter Allen

Janet Ferreri                      Judy Garland

Caroline Keeler                 Liza Minelli

Jocelyn Hesse                    Marion

Justin McCoubry              Greg

Allan Singer                        Dee

John Bradshaw                 Dick

Diego Clark                         Young Peter Allen

Timmy Chase                     Chris

Ben West                            Mark

Ensemble

Allie Brown

Carol Wood

Allison Patch

Kelly Duffy

Julia Bandini

Elizabeth Hassett

Phyllis Uloth

Kitty Drexel

Nicole O’Keeffe

Sarah Albano

 

 

Free champagne. Seriously.

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Don’t look at me like that. All you have to do is show up Friday night at AFD and catch the opening of “Clybourne Park” and  we will pour you, yes you, a glass of bubbly.

Unless you’re a minor.

Miners are fine. Turn off the headlamp, though.

Seeking More Ensemble Players for “Boy from Oz”

Our Friend Jim Grana sends this note! Thanks.

Auditions will be on Sunday, January 3rd @ 11AM at 22 ACADEMY STREET, ARLINGTON, MA.

Arlington Friends of the Drama, Inc. is seeking additional ensemble men and women singers, dancers and actors, to join in this premier first time production.

Amongst the ensemble cast we are seeking actors to capture Chris Allen, Dick, Trick and others.  Additional roles for women  require solo songs as well as trio work.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Director Jim Grana at actorone_2000@yahoo.com.
Most important in this first time journey of the life of Peter Allen, is that the positive and concentrated work will conclude with a fabulous destination.
“LISTEN TO THE MUSIC IN YOUR VOICE
DON’T YOU HEAR THE MUSIC EVERYWHERE
CATCH THE MELODY ABOVE THE NOISE
YOU CAN FEEL IT PULSING THROUGH THE AIR”
— Peter Allen
Hope to hear from you.Jim Grana
actorone_2000@yahoo.com
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