Len Cariou, Marla Schaffel & More Set for Mirror Repertory Company's Summer 2013 Season
Mirror Repertory Company, the resident company of Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency, presents Tony Award-winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd) and Tony-nominee Marla Schaffel (Jane Eyre) as part of its 2013 summer season in Greensboro, Vermont.
Mr. Cariou, currently seen on CBS's hit series "Blue Bloods" and best known for his Tony Award-winning performance in Sweeney Todd, will perform in concert on August 17 at Greensboro's Mountain View Country Club (112 Country Club Road) to benefit the award-winning theatre company's upcoming 30th anniversary season.
On the Greensboro Town Green will be the main stage production of Meredith Willson's Tony Award-winning 1957 musical The Music Man, directed by Artistic Director Sabra Jones, starring Anthony Wills and Broadway's Marla Schaffel, best known for her Tony nominated performance in Jane Erye.
The Music Man, with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a bandleader to sell instruments and uniforms to the naïve townsfolk of River City, Iowa before skipping town with their cash. Prim librarian Marian Paroo sees through his scam, but when he helps her younger brother, she begins fall in love with Harold who risks being caught to be with her. The Music Man runs July 22, 23, 26, & 30 and August 2 & 3 at 7:30pm.
Running in repertory, through August 4, will be the main stage production on the Greensboro Town Green of Thornton Wilder's classic Our Town, directed by Associate Artistic Director Charles McAteer. Starring Ron Rand, David Beck and Sabra Jones, this revival celebrates the play's 75th anniversary year.
Set in the fictionAl Small town of Grover's Corner, Thornton Wilder's Our Town tells the story of an average town's citizens in the early 20th Century as depicted through their everyday lives. The play was first performed at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey on January 22, 1938. It went on to success on Broadway and won the Pultizer Prize for Drama. Our Town runs July 24, 25, 27 & 29 and August 1 & 4 at 7:30pm.
Edgar Lee Masters's Spoon River Anthology, collection of short poems that collectively describe the life of the fictionAl Small town of Spoon River, will be presented July 12 and 13 at 7:30pm as a benefit at the Greensboro Free Library. Rosann Hickey-Cook directs.
Additional supporting events include: Faces of Our Town, a celebratory summer-long exhibit currently on display at the Greensboro Historical Society; and The Dialogue Series, conversations between community and the casts of Tanesha Ford's Pride at the Door and other plays, August 8-11 at 7:30pm at GUCC's Fellowship Hall.
The Mirror Repertory Company is a division of the Mirror Theater, a New York based arts organization that strives to provide year-round cultural, economic, and artistic opportunities to the residents of New York City and its surrounding areas. Through the Mirror Repertory Company and other programs, the Mirror Theater is proud to have produced over 100 plays both within New York (Broadway and off-Broadway) as well as in London, regionally, and on television. The Mirror Repertory's work has been nominated for a Tony, as well as numerous awards, including Best Overall Excellence and Best Acting Ensemble (Outer Critics), and features an award-winning Arts & Education program (Brown and Williamson Award), which has been a recipient of multi-year funding from the Department of Cultural Affairs. The Mirror Theater is proud to have collaborated with thousands of talented artists, from Eve Arden to Richard Burton to Nathan Lane. 2013 marks MRC's 30th anniversary year.
Tickets to 2013 SUMMER SEASON: CELEBRATING THEATER ON THE GREEN: OUR TOWN & THE MUSIC MAN are $55 (two main stages); $75 (whole season); $125 (season plus Len Cariou special event); and $175 (season plus Cariou event and post-show dinner).
Photo Credit: Walter McBride