New Rep to Present MARRY ME A LITTLE, 1/7-27
New Repertory Theatre has announced Stephen Sondheim's charming musical revue, MARRY ME A LITTLE, January 7 through 27, 2013, performing in the Charles Mosesian Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, Mass. Tickets range from $28-58 and may be purchased by calling 617.923.8487 or by visiting www.newrep.org. The press performance is Monday, January 7, at 7:30pm.
"We're proud," says Managing Director Harriet Sheets, "to present the first Sondheim-sanctioned gender-blind production of this romantic musical. Our audiences will get an updated, new take."
"Through it," Artistic Director Jim Petosa continues, "we look at all the possibilities of courtship through three couples: a man/woman, a woman/woman, and a man/man."
"What intrigued me the most," says Director/Choreographer Ilyse Robbins, "is the idea that the possibility to love in more than one way can live inside each one of us."
MARRY ME A LITTLE is a treasure trove of songs from Sondheim's vault," Petosa continues. "There are cut-outs and never-produced songs from Follies, A Little Night Music, Company, and others."
Marry Me A Little weaves songs from Sondheim's vault of unproduced shows and cutouts from his known musicals. Through bittersweet soliloquies and song, lonely New York singles fantasize romantic adventures, join in emotional conflict, and question the commitment of marriage-all the while never actually meeting. Marry Me A Little touts "a treasure trove of rare musical delights," (San Francisco Chronicle) including songs originally written for Follies, A Little Night Music, Company, and other Sondheim favorites.
New Repertory Theatre produces plays that speak powerfully to the essential ideas of our time. Through the passion and electricity of live theater performed to the highest standards of excellence, New Rep expands and challenges the human spirit of both artists and audience. New Rep presents world premieres, contemporary and classic works in several intimate settings. We are committed to education and outreach, including special dedication to the creation of innovative in-school programming and providing access to underserved audiences. New Rep is an active advocate for the arts and a major voice in the national dialogue defining the role of theater in our culture.
Aimee Doherty (Woman 2) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Rent, World Goes 'Round, Last Five Years, Hot Mikado, Speed the Plow, Cabaret, tick, tick...BOOM!, Wild Party, Ragtime, and Into the Woods. Other area credits include Shear Madness (Charles Street Playhouse); Animal Crackers, Grey Gardens, Follies, See What I Wanna See, and Adrift in Macao (The Lyric Stage Company); Nine, The Women, Bubbly Black Girl..., and Company (SpeakEasy Stage Company); Double Indemnity and Romeo & Juliet (Stoneham Theatre); Annie and Honk! (Wheelock Family Theatre); Pain and the Itch (Company One); and A Chorus Line (Reagle Players). Television and radio credits include The Makeover (Hallmark) and Whitey Bugler documentary (Discovery) as well as radio spots for D'angelos, Papa Gino's, and the Museum of Science. Ms. Doherty's acting has earned both the I.R.N.E. Award and the BroadwayWorld Boston Best Actress Award. Originally from Bellingham, she resides in Walpole.
Brad Daniel Peloquin (Man 2) returns to New Repertory Theatre after last performing in Moby Dick: An American Opera. Other area credits include Die Fledermaus (New England Light Opera); A Christmas Carol (Hanover Theatre), Follies (Overture Productions); and The Mikado (Huntington Theatre Company/North Shore Music Theatre). Regional appearances include Closer Than Ever (Bristol VAlley Theatre); Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (Pops), Big River, Chess, and Lies & Legends (Blackfriars Theatre). International appearances include a recital tour (Nagasaki, Japan); featured soloist at the Britten-Pears Festival (Snape, England); and soloist with the Orchestra of St. Andrews and John (Montreal, Canada). He has recorded music with Telarc International (earning three Grammy Award nominations) and Harmonia. Mr. Peloquin earned his MM at the College of Fine Arts at Boston University. Originally from Wisconsin, he resides in Watertown.