• 2024 Season,  shows

    The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

    DAVID DRAKE’S SMASH HIT ONE-MAN SHOW, TELLS THE STORY OF HIS CALL TO GAY PRIDE AND ACTIVISM THROUGH A SERIES OF VIGNETTES EXPLORING THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS SHARED BY A WHOLE GENERATION.

    Gaslight Theater invites everyone to celebrate Pride Month with them as they present David Moisan in David Drake’s “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me” for two shows only:

    Drake abstractly documents a gay man’s journey of self discovery, while also addressing the AIDS crisis that plagued the community in the 1980’s. 

    Warning: This show contains mature themes and language.

    Directed by Lucille Rioux , and starring David Moisan.

    Where: Hallowell City Hall
    When: Saturday, June 29th at 2:00pm and again at 7:30pm
    Tickets: $15 each. Cash, check and credit card accepted at the door.
    Online Reservations at: https://gaslight-theater.square.site/

    Gaslight Theater’s production of “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me” is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC. Visit them at www.broadwayplaypublishing.com.

    Gaslight Theater’s 2024 Season has been made possible by Season Sponsor E.J. Perry Construction Company and by Turner Publishing, Media Sponsor. 

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    Nunsense

    A musical comedy by Dan Goggin

    Gaslight Theater and McKee Morgan Attorneys proudly present Nunsense written by Dan Goggin, directed by Bill Haley, with Musical Direction by Marcia Gallagher.

    Join the fun as Gaslight Theater presents our first musical since 2017. With catchy songs and irreverent comedy, Nunsense is sure to keep the audience rolling with laughter.

    Left side, top to bottom: Nina Tilander, Reverand Mother; Christy Crocker, Sister
Hubert. Right side top to bottom: Cherie Champe, Sister Robert Anne; Karen Lipovsky, Sister
Mary Amnesia, Abigail St. Johns, Sister Leo
    Left side, top to bottom: Nina Tilander, Reverend Mother; Christy Crocker, Sister Hubert. Right side top to bottom: Cherie Champe, Sister Robert Anne; Karen Lipovsky, Sister Mary Amnesia, Abigail St. Johns, Sister Leo

    One Week Only!

    Where: Hallowell City Hall, 1 Winthrop St, Hallowell
    When: Thursday June 6th at 7:30 pm
    Friday June 7th at 7:30 pm
    Saturday June 8th 2:00 pm
    Sunday June 9th 2:00 pm
    Tickets are $20.
    Tickets are available for pre-purchase or at the door.
    To reserve your tickets now, please go to Gaslight Theater Ticket Reservations

    Nunsense is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia Child of God. Thus, the remaining nuns – ballet-loving Sister Leo (the novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina), street-wise Sister Robert Anne (tough character from Brooklyn, and a constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior), befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia (the very sweet nun who lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head), the Mother Superior, Sister Mary Regina (a feisty Sophie Tucker-type who can’t resist the spotlight), and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert (the second in command who is always competing with the Mother Superior) – stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed.

    The action takes place in the auditorium on the second floor of Hallowell City Hall, 1 Winthrop St, Hallowell and the site is handicapped accessible. Performances are one week only Thursday and Friday evenings, June 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9 matinees at 2:00 p.m. The ticket price is $20.

    Cast

    Reverend MotherNina Tilander
    Sister Robert AnneCherie Champe
    Sister HubertChristy Crocker
    Sister LeoAbbigail St. Johns
    Sister Mary AmnesiaKaren Lipovsky

    Director Bill Haley has performed and directed with Gaslight for many years. He is joined by Marcia Gallagher, also a long time participant with Gaslight, as the music director.

    Disclaimer: Nunsense contains mild adult language and humor.

    Nunsense is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals, www.concord theatricals.com.

    Nunsense is proudly sponsored by McKee Morgan Attorneys of Augusta.

    Gaslight Theater’s 2024 season has been made possible by Season Sponsor E.J. Perry Construction Company and by Media Sponsor Turner Publishing.

  • 2024 Season

    Four Old Broads

    Gaslight Theater and Mckee Morgan Attorneys proudly present “Four Old Broads” by Leslie Kimbell and Directed by Lucille Rioux.

    Where

    The Hallowell City Hall Auditorium at 1 Winthrop Street in Hallowell 
    The Auditorium, located on the 2nd floor, is handicapped accessible by Second Street entrance and by elevator.

    When

    Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 5, 6, 7 and April 12, 13, 14, 2024. 
    The Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30 PM, and the Sunday matinees are at 2:00 PM. 

    Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors.
    Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted at the door, or buy tickets online here.

    Synopsis

    Things have not been very pleasant at Magnolia Place Assisted Living home so our Four Old Broads decide to outsmart the “evil” nurse, Pat, to solve the mystery of wrong pills, “the dark side” and what happened to Doctor Head.  Beatrice, Eaddy, Imogene and Maude, with the help of a retired Elvis impersonator, Sam, take on Pat to figure things out and get away for a vacation cruise.

    Cast and Crew

    BeatriceMeg Matheson
    ImogeneKathleen Brainerd
    MaudeLisa Copenhaver
    EaddyKathleen Leopold
    SamMichael Stiles
    PatMaureen Kendzierski
    Ruby SueAshley Nyberg
    Lights, ProductionJohn Rider
    Stage ManagerDonna Loveland
    SoundNick Linkel
    StagehandDylan Wing
    Lisa Copenhaver, Kathleen Brainerd, Meg Matheson, & Kathleen Leopold

    See the show page for more information.

  • 2024 Season,  auditions

    Upcoming Gaslight Auditions

    Gaslight Theater has auditions in February for 2 new shows. The musical “Nunsense” by Dan Googin Directed by Bill Haley with Musical Direction by Marcia Gallagher and the play “Four Old Broads” by Leslie Kimbell directed by Lucy Rioux.

    “Nunsense”

    AUDITIONS: Saturday February 3rd and Sunday February 4th, at 1:00 pm
    SHOW DATES: June 6th through the 9th


    “Four Old Broads”

    AUDITIONS: Monday Feb 12th and Tuesday February 13th, at 6:00pm
    SHOW DATES: April 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14


    All auditions held at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium, located at 1 Winthrop Street in Hallowell.


    “Nunsense” the Musical by Dan Googin
    Directed by Bill Haley with Musical Direction by Marcia Gallagher

    Bring a song to sing and be ready for cold readings from the show.

    Rehearsals expected to take place on Sundays with one midweek evening, dates to be announced. Come join us as we mount Gaslight’s first musical since 2017! Nunsense is a hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. When the majority of the sisterhood dies from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia Child of God, the remaining nuns stage a talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed.

    With catchy songs and irreverent comedy, Nunsense is sure to keep audiences rolling with laughter.

    Sister Mary Regina – The Mother Superior, a feisty Sophie Tucker-type who can’t resist the spotlight.
    Sister Mary Hubert – The Mistress of Novices, the second in command, is always competing with the Mother Superior.
    Sister Mary Amnesia – The sweet but befuddled Sister who lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head.
    Sister Mary Leo – The novice, who has entered the convent with the firm desire to become the first nun ballerina.
    Sister Robert Anne – The street-wise, tough character from Brooklyn. A constant source of aggravation for the Mother Superior.


    “Four Old Broads” by Leslie Kimbell
    Directed By Lucy Rioux

    Retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton desperately needs a vacation – and NOT another trip up to Helen, Georgia to see that “precious little German village for the umpteenth time.” A Sassy Seniors Cruise through the Caribbean may be just the ticket if she can just convince her best friend, Eaddy Mae Clayton, to stop praying and go with her.

    Unfortunately, things have not been very pleasant at Magnolia Place Assisted Living since Nurse Pat Jones began working there. The newest resident, Imogene Fletcher, is suddenly losing her memory. Maude Jenkins is obsessed with her favorite soap opera and planning her own funeral. Sam Smith, retired Elvis impersonator, keeps trying to bed every woman in the building. A mystery unfolds with laughter as the gals try to outsmart the evil Nurse Pat Jones and figure out why so many residents have been moved to “the dark side,” what exactly IS that mysterious pill, and what happened to Doctor Head? Hilarity ensues as Imogene goes undercover and Maude enters the Miss Magnolia Senior Citizen Pageant to throw Pat off their trail. If they can solve the mystery, they may make it to the cruise ship after all.

    BEATRICE SHELTON – A former burlesque star with an attitude – Senior Citizen
    EADDY MAE CLAYTON – A former nurse and “religious” lady – Senior Citizen
    IMOGENE FLETCHER – The newest resident at Magnolia Place – Senior Citizen
    PAT JONES – A rude and pushy nurse – 40s–50s
    MAUDE JENKINS – A funeral and soap opera obsessed frump – Senior Citizen
    SAM SMITH – Retired Elvis impersonator and Casanova – Senior Citizen
    RUBY SUE BENNETT – A quiet, romance novel loving nurse – 30s

    Note: Although written with senior actors in mind, the roles of the four old broads and Sam can be played by any adult aged actor through the magic of theatrical make-up.

  • 2023 Season,  shows

    Fiddlers Three by Agatha Christie

    Trying to get their hands on more than a little inheritance group of people hide the body of a dead
    tycoon. But what starts as a lark quickly becomes all too serious when they discover that the body is in fact a murder victim.

    A comedy about business and finance with a strong undercurrent of criminal activity, the play combines
    humor, intricate plotting, and a confounding murder.

    When:
    Friday, November 3rd at 7:30
    Saturday, November 4th at 7:30
    Sunday, November 5th at 2:00

    Friday, November 10th at 7:30
    Saturday, November 11th at 7:30
    Sunday, November 12th at 2:00

    Where:
    Hallowell City Hall
    1 Winthrop Street
    Hallowell

    Tickets:
    Can be bought at https://gaslight-theater.square.site/

    Cost:
    Tickets are $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors and Students. There is a 3% processing fee for credit card sales.