SAVE THE DATE – Once Upon a Mattress coming soon

Make sure you save the date for the Lambert Spring Musical.

Acting Troupe of Lambert to Present Once Upon a Mattress

In this hilarious retelling of the classic fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea, the domineering Queen has ruled that throughout the land no one may wed until Prince Dauntless to the altar’s wed.  The Queen has no intention of letting Dauntless marry and has managed to sabotage every princess who has come along.  Sir Harry, desperate to marry his love, Lady Larken, vows to find a princess who can pass the Queen’s test and marry Dauntless.  Harry heads into the swampland and brings back Princess Winnifred the Woebegone.  The Queen is horrified and immediately begins to scheme, but Winnifred, with some help from Sir Harry, the King, and the Jester, isn’t going to be quite so easy to get rid of.

Tickets can be purchased online for a discount at the right at the flashing icon.    At the door price:  $10 Adults / $8 Students.  Show times are March 19th, 20th  & 21st  at 7:00 PM with one matinee on March 21st at 2:00 PM.  Performed at Lambert High School Auditorium,

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Once Upon a Mattress Cast List

Below is the cast list for the Spring Musical ………. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE CAST MEMBERS – WE LOOK FORWARD TO A GREAT PERFORMANCE

Minstrel…..Milan Patel

Wizard…..Pete Prybylski

Princess #12…..Emily Crabtree

Lady Rowena…..Kiarra Donnelly

Lady Merrill…..Rachel Pless

Prince Dauntless…..Dean McKenzie

Queen Aggravain…..Maddi Romeo

Lady Lucille…..Olivia Pastore

Lady Larken…..Noel Isaacson

Sir Studley…..Phillip Neff

King Sextimus…..Danny Madore

Jester…..Samantha Corey

Sir Harry…..Forde Weaver

Princess Winnifred…..Elena Lazaro

Sir Luce…..Chase Hague

First Knight…..Kevin Walsh

Second Knight…..Will Prybylski

Third Knight…..Jacob Kotter

Nightingale of Samarkand…..Hanah Feinstein

ROYAL COURT

Kyle Bryde                                                 Katelyn Bass

   Marissa Truskowski                               Emma Crumby

Wil Gray                                                   Julia Darga

Charlie Mabry                                           Sarah Kettler

Ally Charania                                               Annie Lesser

Shannon Malone                                             Kendall Myers

Cissy Shao                                                 Natalie Shih

ENSEMBLE

Brighton Aland

Amanda Merritt

Katie Meriam

Hanah Feinstein

Casie Minot

Hailey Guerrasio

Evan Olsem

Lauren Harris

Mikaila Keel

Ashley Tigue

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Coming in the Spring… Once Upon a Mattress presented by the Acting Troup of Lambert

In this hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea”, Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that come along. When Sir Harry and Lady Larken learn that they are going to be parents, wed or not, he goes off to the swamps and brings back Princess Winnifred (“Fred” to her friends). The queen is horrified and immediately begins to scheme, but Winnifred, with some help from Sir Harry, the King, and the Jester, isn’t going to be quite so easy to get rid of

The musical played 216 performances Off-Broadway at the Phoenix Theatre, followed by 244 performances on Broadway at the Alvin, Winter Garden, Cort and St. James Theatres.  

Once Upon a Mattress;  music by Mary Rodgers lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. 

Once Upon a Mattress was first written as a shorter play at the Tamiment adult summer camp resort, at which Jack Sydow was present. The play was later expanded for the Broadway stage. Initial reviews of the play were mixed, but critics and actors alike were surprised by the show’s enduring popularity. Once Upon a Mattress is a popular choice for high school drama programs and community theater groups.

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Congratulations to the Acting Troup of Lambert….

… and specifically to the cast of crew of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.   In yesterday’s 6AAAAAA Regional One Act Competition, the group took 4th place overall for their performance.   It was a great day of theater as 7 local high schools competed.   Recognition also goes out to Alexandra Johnson who played the part of Cassandra, and Maddi Romeo who played the part of Sonia for their selection to the all-star cast.

GREAT JOB!

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Senior One Act tickets on sale now!!!

SENIOR ONE ACTS ARE ALMOST HERE AND YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THEM.  These two plays directed by and and starring our talented acting troup members are always favorites.  Read below to learn more about this exciting event.   Presale tickets are available by clicking on the ShowTix4U link on the home page.   Tickets will also be available at the door.

The Long Christmas Dinner - nine decades long – showcases the lives of several generations of the Bayard family, and some of their Christmas dinners. Wilder breaks the boundaries of time as we measure it, and invites us to partake of “one long, happy Christmas dinner”-past, present and future. As generations appear, have children, wither and depart, only the audience appreciates what changes and what remains the same. “Every last twig is wrapped around with ice. You almost never see that,” young Genevieve marvels, not realizing that her mother has made this observation years earlier nor that her niece will one day do the same.
“Like a surprise holiday gift…[these plays] shine like gems.” – The New York Times

“Of all my plays it is the one that has found the widest variety of receptions. At some performances it has been played to constant laughter; some listeners are deeply moved and shaken by it; some find it cruel and cynical (What? The dead are forgotten so soon?)” – Thornton Wilder in a letter written April 11, 1960 to Gertrude Hindemith, whose husband, the composer Paul Hindemith, wrote an opera based on the play

The Long Christmas Dinner was first produced November 25, 1931 in a joint performance by the Yale Dramatic Association.

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States—it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just…Almost.

One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.

ALMOST, MAINE: It’s love. But not quite.

ALMOST, MAINE was developed at the Cape Cod Theater Project (Andy Polk, Artistic Director) in 2002, and received its world premiere at Portland Stage Company, where it broke box office records and garnered critical acclaim. ALMOST, MAINE opened Off Broadway in the winter of 2005/2006 at the Daryl Roth Theatre (Jack Thomas/Bulldog Theatrical and Bruce Payne, Producers) and was subsequently published by Dramatists Play Service. To date, ALMOST, MAINE has been produced by over 2000 theater companies in the United States (and by over a dozen companies internationally) making it one of the most frequently produced plays of the past decade.

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Congratulations to the casts of the upcoming Senior One Acts

Make sure you don’t miss the upcoming Senior One Act Plays and congratulations to all of the students selected for parts.  It’s an exciting time for the Acting Troupe of Lambert as we showcase the wide range of talents in two plays directed by our star Seniors.  You won’t want to miss the chance to support the troupe while being entertained by these talented actors.

Senior One Acts will be performed on October 24th and 25th – Mark your calendars

A Long Christmas Dinner – Directed by Kiarra Donnelly

Cast

  • Wil Gray
  • Will Prybylski
  • Sam Corey
  • Jayden Smith
  • Katherine Anderson
  • Hayley Hegi
  • Trinity Martinez
  • Danielle Heslin
  • Katie Meriam
  • Dean McKenzie
  • Katie Crabtree
  • Chase Hague

Stage Manager – Rachel Pless

Almost, Maine – Directed by Mady Underwood

Cast

  • Kyle Bryde
  • Brighton Aland
  • Kendall Myers
  • Kevin Walsh
  • Terae Mathis
  • Olivia Pastore
  • Pete Prybylski
  • Forde Weaver
  • Emily Crabtree
  • PJ Ferarro
  • Katelyn Bass

Stage Manager – TBD

Congratulations to all!

 

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Don’t forget – The Voices of Lambert is this Saturday – Sept 20

Mark your calendars now and come see your friends compete to be THE VOICES OF LAMBERT!!! This coming Saturday, September 20, in the auditorium.   Tickets are $3 at the door – showtime is 7PM – you won’t want to miss this one.

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Excitement grows as Fall Production quickly approaches

The anticipation is increasing as the fall production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike gets closer and closer.  This Tony Award winning play will be performed by the Acting Troup of Lambert (ATL) October 2nd through 4th with 7pm shows nightly.  The uproariously funny play by Christopher Durang peers into the lives of the slightly twisted family of two sisters and their brother as they navigate the perils of middle age.  Masha, a famous movie star, is visiting her brother, Vanya, and her nutty sister, Sonia, in their childhood home for the weekend.  The starlet is visiting to attend a costume party at the rich neighbor’s house and to announce her intention to sell the house where Vanya and Sonia have spent their entire lives.  Throw in a psychic maid, a star struck young girl, and Masha’s very young boyfriend, Spike, and you have the makings of a wacky weekend.   Join us for a night of laughs about life, flawed families, and the quirks that make us human.

Tickets for this PG rated show are $10 for Adults and $8 for students.  Order online here for discounts.

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Auditions for Senior One Acts are coming soon!!

Come one, come all …. senior one act auditions are on sept 2nd,3rd, and 4th from 4-7pm.

Anyone interested in taking part in these productions, make sure you mark your calendar for these dates.

 

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Cast List for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike to be posted online!

The auditions have been very competitive and everyone should be proud of their efforts.

To all of the participants … Great Job and Break a Leg!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW CAST MEMBERS.    Everyone did a fantastic job and you all made this a very difficult decision for Ms. Houser.    It can honestly be reported that each and every role was a difficult decision.

CAST LIST – POSTED 8/13/14 - 

VANYA:                             Danny Madore

SONIA:                                Maddi Romeo

MASHA:                              Elena Lazaro

SPIKE:                                  Evan Martin

CASSANDRA:                    Alexandra Johnson

NINA:                                   Carlie Maze

Thank you to all – and remember there are many supporting roles we need help with.

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