Stoneham Theatre presents the young company's Summer Festival. Running from August 5 through 15. Tickets per performance: $15 regular admission, $10 for students; $5 discount on regular admission if purchased by July 30. Festival passes also available. Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main Street, Stoneham. Wheelchair accessible. For advance tickets and information, visit or call the Box Office at 781-279-2200 (hours Tues.-Sat., 1-6pm) or log onto www.stonehamtheatre.org.
Through the creation of inspiring live theatre, the young company at Stoneham Theatre develops confidence, self-discipline and collaboration to prepare young actors for future success. The young company offers diverse year-round programs for students grades 1 through 12 taught in a professional theatre environment. Introducing live theatre to young people is one of great importance in the Stoneham Theatre's mission. The young company gives students the chance to explore the experience of performing in a friendly, fun environment. Throughout the year, students may participate in workshops, rehearsals, and performances designed to develop important skills like teamwork and self-confidence.
The Summer Festival line-up [* denotes an alumnus from the young company's training program]:
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
[Act 1 Musical]
Friday, August 6, 10:00 am;
Saturday, August 7, noon;
Sunday, August 8, noon
Directed and choreographed by Bryan Miner*, Liza Nagle* and Allison Russell*.
Allison Collier (Medford), Monica Courtney (Stoneham), Natalie Daniels (Stoneham), Dalilah Degen-Portnoy (Stoneham), Jacob DeGuzman (Stoneham), Nicholas Doucette (Melrose), Michela Fleming (Stoneham), Francesca Foti (Stoneham), Mia Gage (Methuen), Molly Geaney (Lynn), Gracie Goddard (Woburn), Tarvis Hintlian (Winchester), Claire Kiewra (Winchester), Anastasia Kranz (Winchester), Jennifer Lerman (Stoneham), Casey Moriarty (Stoneham), Brooke O'Keefe (Stoneham), Joseph Pizzano (Stoneham), Edmund Pizzano (Stoneham), Joshua Ramirez (North Reading), Katie Roeder (Malden), Antonia Rosati (Medford), Lucy Russell (Reading), Isabella Saracco (Melrose), Michael Saracco (Melrose), Michael Sticca (Stoneham), Nicole Valliant (Stoneham), Andrew Vontzalides (North Reading), & Rachel Walsh (North Andover).
In this rip-roaring stage version of the popular MGM movie, Millie is a young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness whose plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides.
Annie, Get Your Gun!
[Act 1 & Act 2 Musical]
Friday, August 6, 7:00 pm;
Saturday, August 7, 3:00 pm;
Sunday, August 8, 3:00pm
Directed by Andrew Barbato* and choreographed by Bradley Jensen*.
Bernie Baldassaro (Peabody), Bianca Baldassaro (Peabody), Nicole Barry (Wilmington), Eliza Batty (Winchester), Paige Bromander (Stoneham), Renee Carraggi (Saugus), Catherine Cray (Melrose), Miranda Degen-Portnoy (Stoneham), CJ DiOrio (Wilmington), Phillip Dragone (Stoneham), Ellis Gage (Methuen), Melissa Gilson (Stoneham), Molly Goddard (Woburn), Oriel Hiser (Lexington), Jessica Horwitz (Winchester), Nicolina Jackson (Stoneham), Catrina Johnston (Stoneham), BriAnna Johnston (Stoneham), Cassi Kacoyannakis (Stoneham), Lily Kiewra (Winchester), Cameron Lemay (Stoneham), Madeline Liakos (Wakefield), Jakob Michaels (Stoneham), IsaBelle Miller (Melrose), Riley Moriarty (Stoneham), Emily Pinto (Stoneham), Andrew Sack (Reading), Taylor Schon (Stoneham), Olivia Scioletti (Melrose), Julia Talbot (Melrose), Joanna Tarlach (Stoneham), Julia Techler (West Newton), Oonagh White-Spunner (Stoneham), & Rebecca Zama (Melrose).
A Wild West show-within-a-show framed by the ageless "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better" - a love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. The show features hit after hit like "There's No Business Like Show Business" and "You Can't Get a Man with Gun." Jensen and Barbato most recently teamed up on last summer's Oliver! with the young company.
[Act 2 Musical]
Thursday, August 5, 7:00pm;
Saturday, August 7, 7:00pm;
Sunday, August 8 7:00pm
Directed by Anika-Seidman-Gati*; choreographed by Laura Graczyk*; musical direction by John Howrey.
Alyssa Bene (Danvers), Emma Blumsack (North Andover), Alexis Bromander (Stoneham), Autumn Brown (Methuen), Dorie Campbell (Stoneham), Jake Coffey (Winchester), Bryan Conry (North Reading), Stephanie Cresta (North Reading), Chris DePalma (Stoneham), Steven Doucette (Melrose), Emily Edwards (Stoneham), Joe Ferri (North Reading), Jill Harrison (Melrose), Benjamin Hull (Billerica), Victoria Isotti (Melrose), Justin Katz (Stoneham), Becca Kranz (Winchester), Lexa Leadbetter (Winchester), Rebecca Lerman (Stoneham), Olivia Lombardo (Stoneham), Lindsey Moran (Billerica), Claudia Namaroff (Wenham), Lexi Orphanos (Lynnfield), Rachel Peterson (Stoneham), Chadam Pires (Medford), Francesca Rizzo (Melrose), Stefanie Sack (Reading), Sydney Soucy (Melrose), Natessa Storm (Melrose), Molly Sullivan (Melrose), & Megan Wholley (Melrose).
Exploding on to the stage with classic 80s anthems like "Holding Out for Hero", "Almost Paradise" and "Let's Hear it for the Boy" is this dance- packed musical. Life in small-town Bomont is peaceful until city slicker, Ren, arrives. Breaking every taboo, Ren brings dance back to the heart of a small town held back by the memory of a tragedy.