Freeport Players presents the World Premiere of the New Musical
Love and Lobsters
by John Linscott
July 17-26 @ FPAC
Manhattan meets Maine! Freeport Players is pleased to be working with playwright, composer and musician John Linscott (Mainestream Jazzmasters, WFCP Orchestra) to bring his new musical to the stage. Catchy tunes, a touch of local humor, and a love story set in a coastal village in Maine.
Featuring Laura Hurd-Whited as NYC nightclub singer Laura Lawson, Jonathan Libby as Maine lobsterman John Doughty, Mike Banas as Laura's New York boyfriend, Phil Chin as Broadway poducer Morris Goldman, and Bernie Horowitz as songwriter Art Glazer. Also featuring David Webster as Jacques, Jeff Newick as Tom, John Fischer as Whit and Penny David-Dublin as Melba -- local characters in Rocky Point, Maine; Betty Gravelle as waitress Lillian; Barb Finn as John's Aunt Dora, owner of the local cafe and general store; and many more. The cast is backed by a stellar jazz combo led by keyboard player Dane Roger Grondin and featuring Portland jazz musicians Mel Tukey (trumpet) and Brian Soares (saxophone).
Directed by Simon Skold. Music drection by Dane Roger Grondin.
Make Magic with Freeport Players this summer!
Designers, constructors, and technicians needed for the world premiere of Love & Lobsters
We are looking for set, lighting, audio and costume designers; carpenters and scenic painters; costume constructors, shoppers and dressers; lighting & audio techs; props master & fabricators; makeup artists & hair stylists, and stage hands for our summer main stage production. Work begins immedately for our designers, in May for construction/fabrication crews, mid-June for stage crew & techs, and July for dressers, hairdressers and audio techs.
Whether you have direct experience in theater or no experience but a strong interest and commitment to learn, we want you! We pair novices with more experienced theater artists so everyone can learn and have fun making the magic happen on our stage.
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Freeport Players provides opportunities for local amateur actors to perform in roles often reserved for professionals. We involve members of our community in all aspects of the process, drawing on their talent and enthusiasm to create the "magic" of theater. Our volunteers are compensated for their time with fun, creative challenges, the chance to learn about the craft of theater, and, often, bonds of friendship that endure long after the curtain closes.
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We are really proud of the work our volunteers do and we are grateful for the things our friends donate or loan to us to put on stage. But even with all that time and good will on the balance sheet, we rely on donations from people like you, people who have enjoyed what we do and know how important Freeport Players are to the community. As we strive to meet increasing costs and improve the experience we offer participants and audiences, we look to you for support.
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