• 2023 Season,  auditions

    Auditions for Fiddler’s Three by Agatha Christie

    Synopsis

    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.

    September Audition Dates

    Sunday, September 10th at 2:00pm

    Tuesday, September 12th at 6:30pm

    Character Descriptions

    There are roles for 8 men and 3 women.

    Gina Jones Pretty, rather timid young girl, not smart, but with possibilities.
    Sally Blunt Attractive woman of thirty-eight, full of vitality and brimming over with good humor.
    Sam Fletcher Middle aged, a rough, forthright type. Possibly North Country. A bit flashy but likeable.
    Felix Bogusian A very large, Croatian man with a beaming smile.
    Henry Panhacker A nervous, young man with an occasional stammer, he wears big horn-rimmed glasses
    making him look rather owlish.
    Jonathan Panhacker Henry’s father
    An Air Hostess
    Dr. Nolan An elderly man in a tearing hurry.
    A waiter in a luxury hotel
    Mr. Truscott Elderly and shrewd London solicitor.
    Mr. Moss A mournful looking man with black hair and moustache. He is dressed in somber black and
    has a deep mourning voice.

    Rehearsal Schedule

    Sunday 2:00-5:00/ Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-9:00


    September
    Thursday, 14th 6:00 Read Thru
    Sunday, 17th 2:00 Rehearsal
    Tuesday, 19th 6:00 Rehearsal
    Thursday, 21st 6:00 Rehearsal
    Sunday, 24th NO REHEARSAL
    Tuesday, 26th NO REHEARSAL
    Thursday, 28th TBD
    October
    Sunday, 1st 2:00 NO REHEARSAL Jellofish Performance
    Tuesday, 3rd 6:00 Rehearsal
    Thursday, 5th 6:00 Rehearsal
    Sunday, 8th 2:00 Rehearsal
    Tuesday, 10th 6:00 Rehearsal
    Thursday, 12th 6:00 Rehearsal
    Sunday, 15th 2:00 NO REHEARSAL
    Tuesday, 17th 6:00 NO REHEARSAL
    Thursday, 19th 6:00 Rehearsal
    Sunday, 22nd 2:00 Rehearsal
    Tuesday, 24th 6:00 Rehearsal
    Thursday, 26th 6:00 Rehearsal
    PRODUCTION WEEK
    Saturday, Tech call Info to come
    Sunday, 29th 2:00 Rehearsal
    Monday, 30th 6:00 Rehearsal
    Tuesday, 31st 6:00 Rehearsal
    November
    Wednesday, Nov 1 6:00 Rehearsal
    Thursday, Nov 2 6:00 Rehearsal
    Friday, Nov 3 PERFORMANCE
    Saturday, Nov 4 PERFORMANCE
    Sunday, Nov 5 PERFORMANCE
    Wednesday, Nov 8 Brush Up
    Friday, Nov 10 PERFORMANCE
    Saturday, Nov 11 PERFORMANCE
    Sunday, Nov 12 PERFORMANCE

    Strike and Cast Party immediately following

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  • 2023 Season,  shows

    Brothers Grimm Recovered!

    The Brothers Grimm got a little less grim today.

    We will be running The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis, Friday and Saturday July 21, 22 at 7:00 PM, Sunday July 23 at 2:00 PM.

    One weekend only!

    Don’t miss this chance! Come laugh and cheer at your favorite Fairy Tales told in an exciting new way.

    BGS Poster

    Due to scheduling issues, we will not be adding any additional shows at this time.

  • 2023 Season,  shows

    The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis

    Partial Cast
    Cast preparing to rehearse at the Vaughan Homestead

    The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun. 

    Outdoor performances are scheduled for Old Hallowell Day Weekend July 14, 15, 16 and the weekend after, July 21, 22, 23 at the Vaughan Homestead. Friday and Saturday shows start at 6:30pm, Sunday matinees are at 2:00pm. Parking at Vaughan Homestead is strictly limited to showtimes only. 

    Choose your date and bring a chair, blanket, or maybe even a snack to make it an event!  For more information call 207-626-3698. Donations will be accepted at the show or anytime online to support the nonprofit Gaslight Theater. 

    If you go:

    What: Gaslight Theater presents “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

    Cost: Free with donations accepted.

    When and where:

    Friday and Saturday July 14, 15* at 7:00 PM, Sunday July 16 at 2:00 PM

    Friday and Saturday July 21, 22 at 7:00 PM, Sunday July 23 at 2:00 PM

    Vaughan Historic Homestead Outdoor Pavilion
    2 Litchfield Rd, Hallowell

    * The Saturday show is on Old Hallowell Day.

    Parking at Vaughan Homestead is strictly limited to the duration of the show only.

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    The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Auditions

    Auditions for Don Zolidis’ “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” will be at 6:30pm on Sunday, May 21 and Monday, May 22 at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium, located at 1 Winthrop Street in Hallowell.

    The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun. 

    Audition will be cold reading. There are no set ages for the cast which features two narrators and at least three other actors playing the characters in the fairy tales.  Outdoor performances are scheduled for the weekends of July 14, 15, 16 (note that July 15 is Old Hallowell Day) and 21, 22, 23.

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  • 2023 Season,  shows

    Black Comedy

    Gaslight Theater’s “2023 Season of Laughter” continues in April and May with Peter Shaffer’s “Black Comedy”, directed by Lucille Rioux. The show will be produced at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium at 1 Winthrop Street in Hallowell over two weekends, including Sunday matinees, April 28, 29 and 30 and May 5, 6 & 7. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinees start at 2:00 PM.

    Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and Seniors. $15 for adults or $12 for students and Seniors. Tickets are available at the door; cash, check and credit card* accepted. For reservations (not required) call 207-626-3698 or to purchase tickets online go to https://gaslight-theater.square.site/
    * Please note, there is a $1.00 surcharge on Credit card and online sales to cover the processing charges

    Black Comedy” is a one-act farce by Peter Shaffer first performed in 1965. The premise of the piece is that light and dark are transposed, so that when the stage is lit the cast are supposed to be in darkness and only when the stage is dark are they supposed to be able to see each other and their surroundings. A young sculptor and his fiancée have borrowed some expensive antique furniture from a neighbor’s flat without his permission to impress an elderly millionaire art collector. When the power fails, the neighbor returns early, other people also arrive….

    Matthew Ferrin of Augusta will perform as Brindsley Miller, a young sculptor. His fiancee Carol Melkett will be played by Kathryn Ross of Gardiner. Michael Stiles of Kents Hill will play Carol’s father, Colonel Melkett. The part of Clea, Brindsley’s ex, will be performed by Robyn DesLauriers of South Gardiner. Kathleen Leopold of Richmond will play Miss Furnival. Jeff Cabral of Biddeford will play antique shop owner Harold Gorringe. Joe Blackwell of Waterville will play Schuppanzigh, a German refugee, and Gaslight Theater’s own Richard Bostwick of Hallowell will play millionaire art collector Georg Samberger.

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    Gaslight Theater’s production of “Black Comedy” is sponsored by Free ME from Lung Cancer. Gaslight Theater’s 2023 “Season of Laughter” has been made possible by Season Sponsor E.J. Perry Construction Company and by Turner Publishing, Media Sponsor. 

    Other upcoming productions in Gaslight’s 2023 “Season of Laughter” include The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon in July,  a play still to be determined in November and Jellofish, dates to be announced.

    If you go:

    • Gaslight Theater presents Peter Shaffer’s “Black Comedy”
    • Hallowell City Hall, 1 Winthrop Street, Hallowell.
      The Auditorium, located on the 2nd floor, is handicapped accessible by elevator.
    • When:
      Friday & Saturday, April 28 and 29 at 7:30pm
      Sunday Matinee, April 30 at 2:00pm
      Friday & Saturday, May 5 and 6 at 7:30pm
      Sunday Matinee, May 7 at 2:00pm
    • Tickets:
      $15 for adults or $12 for students and Seniors
      Available at the door; cash, check and credit card* accepted.
      For reservations (not required) call 207-626-3698. To
      purchase tickets online https://gaslight-theater.square.site/
      * There is a $1.00 surcharge on credit card and online sales to cover the processing charges
      we pay to offer this service.