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Edition: February 2012

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2012-2013 Season Annoucement As You Like It by William Shakespeare (October 5-14, 2012) Syliva by A.R. Gurney (November 9-18, 2012) You’re .A Good Man, Charlie Brown (February 8-24, 2013) A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

WP Calendar of Events

(April 12-21, 2013) All Shook Up (June 7-23, 2013) Please contact us at info@winthropplaymakers.com if you would like a proposal form to direct/music direct/choreograph any of the shows in our 2012-2013 Season. Indicate which show(s) and positions you are interested in.

The Cast of The Laramie Project Thank you to all who brought your time and talents to audition for The Laramie Project! It certainly made for a difficult casting process; after careful consideration, we are pleased to announce the cast of The Laramie Project! Our ensemble cast includes: Lauren Amaru, Danny Callahan, Mark Damon, Karen Dervin, Brian Dion, Eric Gaynor, Jason Hair-Wynn, Katie Higgins, Becca Leighton, Grace Meidanis, Katie Moore, Anthony Mullin, Holly Newman and Eddie Paris. On behalf of the production team, congratulations to all! We look forward to presenting this powerful piece of theater April 28-30and May 4-6, 2012!

2/10-19/12 The Boys Next Door Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm

2/13/12 Love Letters Get Together 6:30pm 2/16/12 High School Poetry Jam 6pm 2/27/12 15 Minutes of Fame Auditions 7pm 2/23-25/12 Love Letters 8pm 3/7/12 General Membership Meeting 7pm (Board Nominations) 4/4/12 General Membership Meeting 7pm (Candidates Forum) 4/6-7/12 15 Minutes of Fame 8pm 4/14/12 The Playmaker Prom at Winthrop Yacht Club 4/27/12-5/6/12 The Laramie Project Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm 5/2/12 General Membership Meeting 7pm

15 Minutes of Fame Auditions The Winthrop Playmakers are holding auditions for their first singer’s Showcase: Giving an opportunity for actors and singers to perform some of their favorite songs of their choice. Performers will be given a time slot (around15 minutes each) to perform any songs of their choosing, youtube.com clips will also be posted with the performer’s permission. Please note all performers are responsible for all sheet music, costume pieces, and props that they would like to use during their sets. Only 18+ performers will be eligible to participate. Please come prepared with sheet music of one of your all-time favorite songs, or an original song that you would like to present to us. Please note there will be a brief interview to follow. Auditions are Monday, February 27th at 7pm. Performances are Friday, April 6th and Saturday, April 7th Please contact Lisa McDonough at- lisa.mcdonough1@gmail.com for an audition appointment.

(Board Elections) 6/2012 Fill Boxes for Troops at Honan Signs 6/28-30/12 EMACT Festival 8/2-12/12 The Music Man Thur Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm

FUNDRASING REPORT Back To The Playhouse $3540 Walk To The Playhouse $1100 The Science of Affection $1100 LimeLight $130 Horror Movie $100 The Polar Express $975 Hot Flashes $1213 Where Are You Christmas? $1136 Movie Days $700 ZUMBA $200 Texas Roadhouse $65


TWO SHOWS THIS MONTH! JOIN US! The Boys Next Door by Tom Griffin Directed by Jared Culverhouse The Cast Jack: Gregory Cushing, Jr. Arnold Wiggins: Eric Gaynor Lucien P. Smith: Anthony Mullin Norman Bulansky: Brian Dion Barry Klemper: Michael T. Lacey Sheila: Rachel Belliveau Mrs. Fremus/Mrs. Warren/Clara: Katie Moore Mr. Hedges/Mr. Corbin/Senator Clark: Dave Pizzelli Mr. Klemper: Lou Fuoco

Four mentally handicapped men live in a communal residence in New England with the help of a young social worker who loves his work, but is discovering he is “burned out”. Split into scenes showing the daily lives of these men, there are moments of humor and sadness. The play illustrates how these men are not as different from those designated ‘normal people’ as they would appear- and how much those ‘normal people’ take for granted every day. Performances will be in our downstairs cabaret style theater on February 10, 11, 17, & 18 at 8pm with matinees on February 12 & 19 at 3pm. Tickets are now on sale at www.winthropplaymakers.com

Love Letters by A. R. Gurney Directed by Matheus H. Macedo

CENTERSTAGE CLUB FRIENDS: Bank of America, Brooks Dental, Richard and Kathleen Gill, Larry Segel, Ethyl Kelly, Patricia Dick, William and Virginia Mullen, Woodside Ace Hardware, Friends of Winthrop Council on Aging, Robert & Barbara Bornstein, Ruth Housman,, Pettee Oil, Honan Sign DONORS: Philip & Eleanor DePasquale, Milicent &

Gerald Aronson, Michael Eruzione/Winthrop Charities, Leonard Piazza BENEFACTORS: Maggie Dwyer, Elliot, Whittier, Ins Services, LLC, Speaker of The House , Robert DeLeo, Sandra & Bruce Lefenfeld

PLAYHOUSE PARTNERS BRONZE: Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home

Foundation SILVER: Richard R Vettel

We would like to thank our members, donors and partners. Your support is greatly appreciated! Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a donor or sponsor! Visit www.winthropplaymkers.com call 617-539-1175

Thursday, February 23rd at 8pm Kayla Harvey & Tristan Molinaro, Katie Beadle & Greg Cushing, Cassandra Marsh & Ron Vecchia Friday, February 24th at 8pm Monica Traniello & Michael Saracco, Gabriella Webb-Durham & Greg Cushing, Melinda Mogel & Anthony Internicola Saturday, February 25th at 8pm Kelli Russo & Anthony DelVecchio, Jessica Carr & Greg Cushing, Pam Racicot & Henry Kettell

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? Ushers/Concession Stand help is needed for all performances. Contact Nancy nrharrison4@comcast.net to volunteer.

Tickets are on sale at www.winthropplaymakers.com

Nominations for the 2012-2013 Board of Directors will take place at the next General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, March 7th at 7pm. The Election Committee members are Maggie Dwyer, Tom McDonough, and Lou Picciuolo.

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Winthrop Playmakers "The Callboard" February 2012  

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