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.