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  • 2024 Season

    Four Old Broads

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


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.

  • show history


    Year Month Production
    2010 March Accomplice [photo album]
    April One-Act Plays [photo album] #235
    June Bells Are Ringing [photo album]
    September Born Yesterday
    November My Three Angels
    2011 February-March Key for Two [photo album]
    April An Evening of One-Act Plays [photo album] #240
    June The Importance of Being Earnest [photo album]
    August-September And Then There Were None [photo album]
    November Cinderella (Enchanted Edition) [photo album]
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    Year Month Production
    2000 March/April Where’s Charley?
    June/July You Can’t Take it With You
    August/September Laura (show #195)
    November Divorce, Southern Style (Winter Chicken)
    2001 March Misery
    June Drop Dead
    August/September A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
    October/November Our Town (200th Show)
    2002 March Painting Churches
    April (one-act) The Last Cigarette
    June Moon Over Buffalo
    August Soup du Jour
    October/November A Party to Murder
    2003 March The Odd Couple (female version, #205)
    June Light Up the Sky
    August Kiss Me Kate
    November The Haunted Through Lounge and Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale Castle
    2004 March/April Mastergate [photo album]
    April One-Act: Gaslight Cafe (MEACT)
    June/July Of Thee I Sing [photo album] (#210)
    August Don’t Drink the Water [photo album]
    November The Manchurian Candidate [photo album]
    2005 February Omar Ricardo’s “That’s Italian” [photo album]
    March Death of a Salesman [photo album]
    April One-Act: Gaslight Cafe (MEACT and Regional)
    June/July How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [photo album]
    September Dinner With Friends [photo album] (#215)
    November Arsenic and Old Lace [photo album]
    2006 March Omar Ricardo and his Many, Many Women (fundraiser) [photo album]
    May The Real Inspector Hound [photo album]
    June Jake’s Women [photo album]
    August Songs for a Summer Night (musical revue) [photo album]
    November The Mousetrap [photo album]
    2007 March Almost, Maine [photo album]
    April One Act: Almost, Maine (selections: MEACT)
    June/July Lucky Stiff [photo album]
    August Crimes of the Heart [photo album]
    November Over the River and Through the Woods [photo album]
    2008 March Don’t Dress for Dinner [photo album] (#225)
    June Bye, Bye Birdie [photo album]
    August Wonder of the World [photo album]
    November Private Lives [photo album]
    2009 March Bell, Book and Candle [photo album]
    April The Ties That Bind (one-act plays) [photo album]
    July Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [photo album]
    August/September Five Women Wearing the Same Dress [photo album]
    November Rabbit Hole [photo album]
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  • show history


    Year Month Production
    1990 March Catch Me If You Can (show #150)
    May 2 One_Acts: (Love Course; The Actor’s Nightmare)
    August Blithe Spirit
    November Baby
    1991 April The Tempest
    June The Music Man (#155)
    August On the Verge
    November A Loss of Roses
    1992 March On Golden Pond
    June The Odd Couple (Female Version)
    August Oklahoma (#160)
    November Of Mice and Men
    1993 February Love Changes Everything (musical revue)
    March Barefoot in the Park
    June Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    August Wait Until Dark (#165)
    November Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe
    1994 February Brother, Can You Spare A Dime (fundraiser: musical revue)
    March Lend Me A Tenor
    June Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Maine Premiere)
    August Dames at Sea (#170)
    September Come Back Little Sheba
    1995 March The Front Page
    June The Foreigner
    August 2 Albee One-Acts: (The Zoo Story and The American Dream)
    November Agnes of God (#175)
    1996 March One Act Festival in Camden: Zoo Story
    March Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will
    July Steel Magnolias
    September Gaslight (Angel Street)
    November House of Blue Leaves (#180)
    1997 April Do Not Disturb
    June/July Infidelities
    August A Cheever Evening (Maine Premiere)
    November Twelve Angry Men
    1998 March Harvey (#185)
    June Inherit the Wind
    Augusta Nunsense
    November The Taming of the Shrew
    1999 March Rehearsal for Murder
    July The Complete works of Wllm Shkspr, Abbr. (#190)
    August/September Plaza Suite
    November The Country Girl
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