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The Tempest

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Robin Frome

June 28, 29, July 5, 6, 7 (Matinee), 12, 13, 14 (Matinee), 19, 20, 2019
Friday & Saturday 8:00PM
Sunday Matinee 2:00PM

Shakespeare's timeless tale is one that has been beloved for centuries. Being one of his last works, Shakespeare delves into the themes of betrayal, courtship and exoneration all the while entertaining with comical and magical scenes and characters. The plot centers around a magical deposed Duke, Prospero, who, while rearing up his child, Miranda, governs an enchanted island with the help of his spirit servant, Ariel. The beginning of the play depicts a tempest that brings his then enemy brother and his entourage to the island along with Trinculo, a court jester and a drunken butler, Stephano. The clown and butler friends team up with a disgruntled native servant, Caliban, to depose Prospero from his reign over the island. Other plots and courtships pepper this tale, all told with the ancient and beautiful language that brings Shakespeare alive.


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shots from The Tempest by Trish Haldin ... See moreSee less

shots from The Tempest by Trish Haldin

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Ariel curses shiprwreck crew in Tempest. Al Chiappetta lighting. Michelle Hanlon costumes. Opening this weekend. shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Ariel curses shiprwreck crew in Tempest.  Al Chiappetta lighting.  Michelle Hanlon costumes.  Opening this weekend.  shermanplayers.org

 

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Mmmm, turkey...

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Rehearsal showcase of The Tempest for The Sherman School. Community and Culture Coming Together. ... See moreSee less

Rehearsal showcase of The Tempest for The Sherman School.  Community and Culture Coming Together.

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Fred Thalen as Stephano John Bergdahl as Caliban and Tyler Holm as Trinculo rehearse their first scene in the Tempest. ... See moreSee less

Fred Thalen as Stephano John Bergdahl as Caliban and Tyler Holm as Trinculo rehearse their first scene in the Tempest.

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Patrick Francis Fergus Lizzy Booth Campbell Coughlin Kat Taborsak Abi Heydenburg and Katherine Almquist rehearse the wedding scene in the Tempest. ... See moreSee less

Patrick Francis Fergus Lizzy Booth Campbell Coughlin Kat Taborsak Abi Heydenburg and Katherine Almquist rehearse the wedding scene in the Tempest.

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Kat Taborsak will be playing Ceres in The Tempest. Kat has been performing with Miss Beth and her cast mates at the PAC at 32 Below since she made her debut at age 7 as Chip in Beauty and the Beast. Since then, her roles have included the Wicked Witch of the West in the The Wizard of Oz, Linus in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Pepper in Annie, Sister Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, and Papa Ge in Once on This Island. This is her first time performing with the Sherman Players and her first role in a Shakespeare play. ... See moreSee less

Kat Taborsak will be playing Ceres in The Tempest.  Kat has been performing with Miss Beth and her cast mates at the PAC at 32 Below since she made her debut at age 7 as Chip in Beauty and the Beast. Since then, her roles have included the Wicked Witch of the West in the The Wizard of Oz, Linus in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Pepper in Annie, Sister Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, and Papa Ge in Once on This Island. This is her first time performing with the Sherman Players and her first role in a Shakespeare play.

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Tempest set so far ... See moreSee less

Tempest set so far

 

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lookin' good!

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Abi Heydenberg rehearses Juno in The Tempest. ... See moreSee less

Abi Heydenberg rehearses Juno in The Tempest.

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Tyler Holm will be portraying Trinculo in The Tempest. He most recently appeared in Footloose as Willard Hewitt at New Milford High School of which he has just received the Halo award for Best Comedic Performance in a Musical. His past Shakespeare credits include a Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nick Bottom) and Much Ado About Nothing (Don Jon). ... See moreSee less

Tyler Holm will be portraying Trinculo in The Tempest.  He most recently appeared in Footloose as Willard Hewitt at New Milford High School of which he has just received the Halo award for Best Comedic Performance in a Musical. His past Shakespeare credits include a Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nick Bottom) and Much Ado About Nothing (Don Jon).

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Tempest set rendering by Phair Haldin ... See moreSee less

Tempest set rendering by Phair Haldin

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Tempest costumer, Michelle Hanlon’s Ariel and Caliban renderings ... See moreSee less

Tempest costumer, Michelle Hanlon’s Ariel and Caliban renderings

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Katherine Almquist as Prospero Patrick Fergus as Ferdinand and Lizzy Booth as Miranda rehearse Tempest. ... See moreSee less

Katherine Almquist as Prospero Patrick Fergus as Ferdinand and Lizzy Booth as Miranda rehearse Tempest.

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We are excited to host The Sherman School to see some scenes from The Tempest at our Playhouse on June 10. Community and Culture Coming Together. ... See moreSee less

We are excited to host The Sherman School to see some scenes from The Tempest at our Playhouse on June 10. Community and Culture Coming Together.

 

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We are so excited to come visit the playhouse again! Thank you for offering us this opportunity!!!!

1 month ago

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NYC actor John Bergdahl joins the cast of The Tempest - mailchi.mp/6920b4a510e5/nyc-actor-john-bergdahl-joins-the-cast-of-the-tempest ... See moreSee less

NYC actor John Bergdahl joins the cast of The Tempest - https://mailchi.mp/6920b4a510e5/nyc-actor-john-bergdahl-joins-the-cast-of-the-tempest

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John Fabiani returns to the Playhouse stage as Gonzalo in The Tempest. Playhouse credits include Cleante in Tartuffe Artie Shaughnessy in House if Blue Leaves Conjure Man in Dark of the Moon and Gremio in Taming of the Shrew. ... See moreSee less

John Fabiani returns to the Playhouse stage as Gonzalo in The Tempest. Playhouse credits include Cleante in Tartuffe Artie Shaughnessy in House if Blue Leaves Conjure Man in Dark of the Moon and Gremio in Taming of the Shrew.

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Welcome our new board members, Dean Alexander and Michael Schaner. ... See moreSee less

Welcome our new board members, Dean Alexander and Michael Schaner.

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Tempest set rendering by Phair Haldin. ... See moreSee less

Tempest set rendering by Phair Haldin.

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Tempest sleeping nobility awakened by Ariel. ... See moreSee less

Tempest sleeping nobility awakened by Ariel.

 

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They certainly look noble. Or knobbly...

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1 month ago

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AUDITION NOTICE FOR CABARET DIRECTED BY BRADFORD BLAKE
JULY 15 AND 16 6:30-9:00 PM
DETAILS:
There are NO non-singing roles. This is the 1998 Roundabout Theatre version of the show. If you are familiar with the 1972 film version of CABARET please realize that it has little to do with the stage version. For vocal ranges C4 = middle C

The Emcee – The Realist. The Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub, a leering, ghoulish, flamboyant figure. He is capable of running the gamut from comic and loveable to bitter and sardonic and broken. He is the camera lens through which we see the story unfold. German accent required. Tenor Db3-G4. Dancing required. Age range flexible but prefer 20s-30s.
Sally Bowles – The Escapist. The headlining British singer at the Kit Kat Klub. Garish, flamboyant and oblivious to real life. British accent required. Mezzo E3-C5. Dancing required. Age range 20s to young 30s.
Clifford "Cliff" Bradshaw – The Romanticist. An American writer traveling through Berlin. Clean cut, proper and not yet jaded by life. Struggles with his sexuality and the changing politics of his world. Baritone C#3-E4. Age range late 20s to mid-30s.
Fräulein Schneider – The Fatalist. An older German woman who runs the boarding house that Cliff and Sally live in. Somewhat hardened by her life. We watch her numb emotionally as the politics of her surroundings increase in power. German accent required. Contralto Eb3-Bb4. Some movement. Age range 50+.
Herr Schultz – The Optimist. An elderly Jewish fruit shop owner who falls in love with Fräulein Schneider. Gentle and affectionate. He believes in the goodness in people. German accent required. Bari-tenor C3-G4. Some movement. Age range 50+.
Ernst Ludwig – The Opportunist. A German man who befriends Cliff when he arrives in Berlin, later revealed to be a Nazi. We watch him develop from charming and dapper to sinister and cold. German accent required. Baritone C#3-D4. Age range somewhat flexible. 30+
Fräulein Kost – The Conformist. A German prostitute who rents in Fräulein Schneider's boarding house. May be doubled as one of the Kit Kat girls. Mezzo F#3-D5. Some simple dance required (unless doubling as a Kit Kat girl, in which case dancing required). Age range flexible 30+
Rosie, LuLu, Frenchie, Texas, Fritzie, and Helga – Girls who perform at the Kit Kat Klub. Bawdy, earthy and hard. They also double as other minor roles. Heavy dance and all are singing roles. Must be comfortable being very scantily costumed and performing extremely suggestive and sexual choreography. Age range 20s/30s with some flexibility.
Bobby, Victor, Hans, and Herman – The Cabaret “Boys” of the Kit Kat Klub. All must sing and be able to move well. Also double as several smaller roles with German accents required. Age range 20s/30s with some flexibility.

Due to the nature of this piece, no one under the age of 18 will be seen for auditions.
Preparing for the musical audition:
An accompanist will be provided.
All auditionees must sing with piano accompaniment. No a cappella and no recorded tracks will be permitted.
No charts or fake books, no notes on napkins, no music on phones or tablets. Music selection of 32 bars should be clearly marked. Music should be in a binder or on no more than two loose separate sheets across (no stapled music.) so that it's possible to set it on a standard music stand. If it's in a book, it needs to stay open when on a music stand.
Auditionees are asked to prepare 32 bars of both an up-tempo and a ballad in the style of this musical. You may only be asked to sing one prepared song, but it is good standard practice to have a second selection prepared. We prefer that you do NOT sing selections from the score of CABARET as your initial audition pieces. However, if we desire, we may ask you to sing from the show, so familiarity with the score can be helpful. (We will have the score available at auditions).
Audition clothing:
Ladies should wear skirts or dresses and be in heels. Hair off the face.
Gentlemen should be wearing slacks, buttoned shirts and tied shoes. No shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops or sneakers.
If you will be required to learn a dance combination, you should be prepared with a change of shoes and/or clothing suitable for dancing.

Dance audition:
Actors auditioning for the roles of Emcee, Sally Bowles and the Kit Kat boys and girls will be asked to learn a dance combination. No extensive dance training is necessary for this show but rather a good sense of movement and style.

Readings:
Readings from the script will be available at the auditions. Readings will be assigned at the discretion of the director and not everyone will be asked to read.
MORE INFO EMAIL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ROBIN FROME
Frome@snet.net
... See moreSee less

AUDITION NOTICE FOR CABARET DIRECTED BY BRADFORD BLAKE 
JULY 15 AND 16 6:30-9:00 PM
DETAILS:
There are NO non-singing roles. This is the 1998 Roundabout Theatre version of the show. If you are familiar with the 1972 film version of CABARET please realize that it has little to do with the stage version. For vocal ranges C4 = middle C

The Emcee – The Realist. The Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub, a leering, ghoulish, flamboyant figure. He is capable of running the gamut from comic and loveable to bitter and sardonic and broken. He is the camera lens through which we see the story unfold. German accent required. Tenor Db3-G4. Dancing required. Age range flexible but prefer 20s-30s.
Sally Bowles – The Escapist. The headlining British singer at the Kit Kat Klub. Garish, flamboyant and oblivious to real life. British accent required. Mezzo E3-C5. Dancing required. Age range 20s to young 30s.
Clifford Cliff Bradshaw – The Romanticist. An American writer traveling through Berlin. Clean cut, proper and not yet jaded by life. Struggles with his sexuality and the changing politics of his world. Baritone C#3-E4. Age range late 20s to mid-30s.
Fräulein Schneider – The Fatalist. An older German woman who runs the boarding house that Cliff and Sally live in. Somewhat hardened by her life. We watch her numb emotionally as the politics of her surroundings increase in power. German accent required. Contralto Eb3-Bb4. Some movement. Age range 50+.
Herr Schultz – The Optimist. An elderly Jewish fruit shop owner who falls in love with Fräulein Schneider. Gentle and affectionate. He believes in the goodness in people. German accent required. Bari-tenor C3-G4. Some movement. Age range 50+.
Ernst Ludwig – The Opportunist. A German man who befriends Cliff when he arrives in Berlin, later revealed to be a Nazi. We watch him develop from charming and dapper to sinister and cold. German accent required. Baritone C#3-D4. Age range somewhat flexible. 30+
Fräulein Kost – The Conformist. A German prostitute who rents in Fräulein Schneiders boarding house. May be doubled as one of the Kit Kat girls. Mezzo F#3-D5. Some simple dance required (unless doubling as a Kit Kat girl, in which case dancing required). Age range flexible 30+
Rosie, LuLu, Frenchie, Texas, Fritzie, and Helga – Girls who perform at the Kit Kat Klub. Bawdy, earthy and hard. They also double as other minor roles. Heavy dance and all are singing roles. Must be comfortable being very scantily costumed and performing extremely suggestive and sexual choreography. Age range 20s/30s with some flexibility.
Bobby, Victor, Hans, and Herman – The Cabaret “Boys” of the Kit Kat Klub. All must sing and be able to move well. Also double as several smaller roles with German accents required. Age range 20s/30s with some flexibility.

Due to the nature of this piece, no one under the age of 18 will be seen for auditions.
Preparing for the musical audition:
An accompanist will be provided. 
All auditionees must sing with piano accompaniment. No a cappella and no recorded tracks will be permitted. 
No charts or fake books, no notes on napkins, no music on phones or tablets. Music selection of 32 bars should be clearly marked. Music should be in a binder or on no more than two loose separate sheets across (no stapled music.) so that its possible to set it on a standard music stand. If its in a book, it needs to stay open when on a music stand. 
Auditionees are asked to prepare 32 bars of both an up-tempo and a ballad in the style of this musical. You may only be asked to sing one prepared song, but it is good standard practice to have a second selection prepared. We prefer that you do NOT sing selections from the score of CABARET as your initial audition pieces. However, if we desire, we may ask you to sing from the show, so familiarity with the score can be helpful. (We will have the score available at auditions).
 Audition clothing:
Ladies should wear skirts or dresses and be in heels. Hair off the face.
Gentlemen should be wearing slacks, buttoned shirts and tied shoes. No shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops or sneakers.
If you will be required to learn a dance combination, you should be prepared with a change of shoes and/or clothing suitable for dancing.

Dance audition:
Actors auditioning for the roles of Emcee, Sally Bowles and the Kit Kat boys and girls will be asked to learn a dance combination. No extensive dance training is necessary for this show but rather a good sense of movement and style.

Readings:
Readings from the script will be available at the auditions. Readings will be assigned at the discretion of the director and not everyone will be asked to read.
 MORE INFO EMAIL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ROBIN FROME
Frome@snet.net

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Lizzy Booth as Mrianda , Katherine Almquist as Prospero and John Bergdahl as Caliban rehearse for The Tempest. ... See moreSee less

Lizzy Booth as Mrianda , Katherine Almquist as Prospero and John Bergdahl as Caliban rehearse for The Tempest.

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The Playhouse is looking for actresses interested in playing the part of Iris in their production of The Tempest. Dates of the production are delineated on our website www.shermanplayers.org. Please email director Robin Frome at frome@snet.net to set up an audition appointment. Appropriate ages range from 16 to 40 with some singing experience. ... See moreSee less

The Playhouse is looking for actresses interested in playing the part of Iris in their production of The Tempest. Dates of the production are delineated on our website www.shermanplayers.org. Please email director Robin Frome at frome@snet.net to set up an audition appointment. Appropriate ages range from 16 to 40 with some singing experience.

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Neil Simon's Come Blow Your Horn Dinner Theater at JCC in Sherman is one night only, June 15. Get your tickets now before it sells out (which it always does!) JCCinsherman.org
Production features Karl Hinger, Danny Tarantino, Baily McCann, Jerusha Wright, Jackie Holm and Brian DeToma. Directed by Robin Frome.
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Neil Simons Come Blow Your Horn Dinner Theater at JCC in Sherman is one night only, June 15.  Get your tickets now before it sells out (which it always does!) JCCinsherman.org
Production features Karl Hinger, Danny Tarantino, Baily McCann, Jerusha Wright, Jackie Holm and Brian DeToma.  Directed by Robin Frome.

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