Monday, July 14, 2008

Spring Training

Football has its various camps to prepare for their season. Baseball has it spring training. Theater, or I should say Action Arts Theater, has it summer to prepare for its season of shows.

The locker room (green room) has been cleaned out. The equipment (props) has been checked. The uniforms (costumes) have been sorted. Now it is time to try out the talent.

Action Arts is holding its general season auditions on July 14 and 16th at 7pm at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts. The auditions are a great opportunity for the various coaches (directors) to see new talent as well as check out the more polished veterans. Not all the shows are cast from this one audition but it does help the directors find key position players and it helps them beef up their roster.

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Woman in Black Wows Audiences

Opening weekend of The Woman in Black has come and gone but the buzz is huge for this well staged ghost story. Audience members were praising the acting skills of Action Arts newcomers Rick Davis and Scott Grumling. One season pass member gave me the thumbs up at intermission noting that the show was a hit. As the director, I am a bit biased but I have to give credit where it is due to the two gentlemen who carry the show on stage, the two gentlemen who carry the show in the lighting and sound booth and the two gentlemen who carry the furniture. It is a group effort and everyone involved gives 110%.

We were very lucky to have a great article published in The Ticket for The Woman in Black. The Ticket is the arts and entertainment section of the Montgomery County Newspapers headed by Frank Quattrone. Frank has been a huge advocate of our company and his assistance is greatly appreciated. A link to the article is below so check it out.

If you haven't seen this show yet, I suggest to come out next weekend. It should not be missed.

Montgomery Newspapers - Action Arts mounts eerie production of 'Woman in Black'

Sunday, October 28, 2007

2007 Season Off and Running - Tuesdays With Morrie brought laughter and tears

Tuesdays With Morrie, the opening production of our 9th season, brought Action Arts audiences to tears with laughter and sadness. The real-life story of Morrie Schwartz, a college professor, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in his seventies, was brought to the Action Arts stage by director Lydia Goldberg. The poignant play, wonderfully acted by Dave Ehrenkrantz and Ryan Boone, garnered only praise from the exiting audience members. A long-time Action Arts supporter, McKeever, was quoted as saying, "It was very moving and wonderful." ActionPass holder Len Zangwell, noted "One of the best." Congratulations to the cast, director and the crew for this fabulous beginning to our 2007-2008.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

ActionPass Memberships Now Available

It's time to get your 2007-2008 ActionPass Memberships. This year there are two levels of membership. You can choose to join as a Gold Pass Member for $40. This entitles you to one ticket to each of our 5 shows this season and a complimentary beverage at the show. You can choose to be a Platinum Member for $70 and have the added bonus of helping our company choose our plays and voting in our annual awards.

Join Now! Be the first on your block to support the Action Arts Theater Company!


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