• 2023 Season

    Love is Murder by Tim Kelly

    Gaslight Theater proudly presents its “2023 Season of Laughter” starting with Love is Murder in February, at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium at 1 Winthrop Street in Hallowell.

    Valentina Velour, the Queen of Romance Fiction, opens her Honeymoon House to a television program and her closest (most envious) writer friends. Unfortunately, someone has left a dead man in the closet and a wacko called The Rose Killer is going around bumping off love scribblers! Confusion and madness abound as vitamin fanatics, cops, literary agents and writers collide to solve this whodunit romantic-comedy-murder-mystyery. Love Is Murder is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. http://www.concordtheatricals.com.

    Showdates:
    Friday and Saturday, February Feb 10th and 11th at 7:30pm
    Sunday, February 12th at 2:00pm
    Friday and Saturday, Februrary 17th and 18th, at 7:30 PM
    Sunday, February 19th at 2:00 PM.

    Tickets:
    $15 for adults
    $12 for students and Seniors
    Tickets can purchased online, over the phone (207) 626-3698, or at the door with cash, check or credit card.

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    Announced! Love Is Murder Cast!


    First, thank you to everyone who came out to audition for this show! The talent each one of you brought was spectacular and we at Gaslight welcome all of you to return and audition for all of our thrilling and exciting shows lined up for 2023.


    We also hope to see you come out in support of your fellow actors in Love Is Murder! Show dates are the weekends of February 10, 11 & 12 and 17, 18 and 19  at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium.

    LOVE IS MURDER CAST:
    Valentina Hart – Kathleen Brainerd
    Effie – Alicia Belmore
    Tom Burns/Handsome Marine – Matthew Ferrin
    Lydecker – Mike Clements
    Leon Ketchem – Henry Quintal 
    Jane Err – Tamara Lilly
    Calamity Lovett – Marcia Gallagher
    Pearl Sweet – Wendi Richards
    Dr. Wintergreen/Pirate/Simon Grundy – Randolph Jones
    Ed Fish/Don Alfredo – Melvin Morrison

  • 2023 Season

    2nd Audition! Love Is Murder, by Tim Kelly

    Update: A 2nd Audition for December 20th, Tuesday at 6p.m. has been added! See you then!

    Auditions for Gaslight Theater’s Valentine’s Day Week show, Love is Murder, by Tim Kelly, will be held December 20th, Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Hallowell City Hall. Please bring proof of Covid-19 vaccination to auditions. Auditions are cold readings.

    Love Is Murder, by Tim Kelly, Valentina Velour, the Queen of Romance Fiction, opens Honeymoon House to Love Is Murder is a comedic spoof of the romance novel industry written by Tim Kelly which begins when Valentina Velour, the Queen of Romance Fiction, opens her luxurious “Honeymoon House” to a television program. Unfortunately, someone has left a dead man in the closet and a wacko called The Rose Killer is bumping off the love scribblers. Confusion and madness abound as vitamin fanatics, cops, literary agents and writers collide. The whole madcap mess concludes with the exposure of Valentina’s arch-enemy and an affirmation of her philosophy — “Romance will be here when men and women no longer walk the earth!”

    Show dates are the weekends of February 10, 11 & 12 and 17, 18 and 19  at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium.

    5 Women, 5 Men. All roles are open to all ages 18 years of age and up.

    Valentina Hart – The selfmade Queen of Romantic Fiction, dripping with regality, snobbery, and gaudy fashion
    Effie – House maid, hopeless romantic, number one fan of Valentina
    Tom Burns/Handsome Marine – Butler, fairly good looking, very new and green
    Lydecker – Valentina’s agent, loud and aggressive
    Leon Ketchem – TV producer, unbothered, unfazed, disinterested
    Jane Err – romance novelist, dark, brooding, like she walked straight out of a Victorian gothic novel (But it’s all a facade, she craves the limelight)
    Calamity Lovett – romance novelist, dressed like she’s from a glamorous western. Self assured, rough around the edges, with a twang (Again a facade, for publicity)
    Pearl Sweet – dressed in dazzling slinky attire. Vogue, posh, strikes a pose, seducing mirrors
    Dr. Wintergreen/Pirate/Simon Grundy – Charming, well dressed and health conscious, all of these to a fault
    Ed Fish/Don Alfredo – a bumbling policeman/detective

  • 2022Season,  shows

    The Stranger by Agatha Christie

    This November Gaslight Theater proudly presents “The Stranger” by Agatha Christie at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium located at 1 Winthrop Street in Hallowell. Theater patrons can choose from six performance dates over two weekends, including Sunday matinees, November 11, 12 & 13 and 18, 19 & 20. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinee performances start at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and Seniors, cash, check and credit card accepted at the door.

    Directed by Linda Duarte, “The Stranger”is an adaptation by Agatha Christie, of her short story Philomel Cottage. The play centers around Enid Bradshaw, who breaks her seven-year engagement to Dick Lane in favor of marrying the charming Gerald Strange, whom she had known for a mere afternoon. The two move to a cottage in the country in Act Two, and it is then that we get a sense of Gerald’s true character. Things are not always what they seem, of course, and a well-placed red herring plus Enid’s fascination with Scheherazade and “One Thousand and One Nights’ add key elements to the plot.

    Gerald is played by Matthew McLaughlin of Portland, a new actor at Gaslight Theater, and Enid is portrayed by Gwenyth Fraser of Brunswick, who has been seen on our stage several times previously. Andrew Lamb of Augusta, also new to Gaslight Theater, provides some surprises as Dick, and Wendi Richards of Fairfield adds her charm as Enid’s friend Doris. The two housekeepers, offering up very different personalities, are played by Marcia Gallagher of Hallowell, a previous music director at Gaslight, and Jeanne Curtin of West Gardiner, also a first timer with Gaslight Theater.  “The Stranger” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

    The Cast

    What: Gaslight Theater presents Agatha Christie’s “The Stranger”

    Where: Hallowell City Hall, 1 Winthrop Street, Hallowell.
    The Auditorium is located on the 2nd floor and is handicapped accessible by elevator.

    When:  Friday & Saturday, November 11 and 12 at 7:30pm

                Sunday Matinee, November 13 at 2:00pm

                Friday & Saturday, November 18 and 19 at 7:30pm

                Sunday Matinee, November 20 at 2:00pm

    Cost: Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and Seniors,
    cash, check and credit card accepted at the door.

  • auditions

    Auditions for THE STRANGER by Agatha Christie

    Auditions for Gaslight Theater’s late fall show, THE STRANGER by Agatha Christie, will be held Sunday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the Hallowell City Hall.

    Please bring proof of Covid-19 vaccination to auditions. Auditions are cold readings.

    4 Women, 2 Men—Minimum 5—Doris or Mrs. Huggins can double with Mrs. Birch

    Doris West—A nondescript girl of 28. Friend of Enid. Similar age.

    Mrs. Huggins—A middle-aged woman, housekeep, singing, cheerfully pessimistic. Husband controlling.

    Enid Bradshaw—A pretty girl of 28. Engaged for several years to a man who returns to marry her. Looking for some adventure.

    Gerald Strange—An attractive man of about 38. Looks like a man who has lived an outdoor life. He has rather a diffident, boyish manner, which endears him to women. There is nothing bold or flashing about him. Becomes somewhat self-centeredly mad.

    Dick Lane—A gentle man of 35, looking older than his years. He stoops a little and has a diffident manner. Rather meek at first but belatedly learns to speak his mind.

    Mrs. Birch—A thin, anemic looking woman with a flat depressed voice. She has none of Mrs. Huggins’ cheerful pessimism.

    Show dates are November 11, 12, and 13 and November 18, 19, and 20 at the Hallowell City Hall.

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