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Hanley Smith

 
Bio:
Recent credits include: Vanda in VENUS IN FUR (The Fulton); Dorothy Collins in POWERHOUSE (NY Times Critics' Pick); Fantine in LES MISERABLES (The Fulton); Dierdre in THE COTTAGE (World Premier); Cecily in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Gulfshore Playhouse); Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS (Virginia ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Recent credits include: Vanda in VENUS IN FUR (The Fulton); Dorothy Collins in POWERHOUSE (NY Times Critics' Pick); Fantine in LES MISERABLES (The Fulton); Dierdre in THE COTTAGE (World Premier); Cecily in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Gulfshore Playhouse); Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS (Virginia ... (read complete bio)
Alive with Music: SOUND OF MUSIC Stars Open MSMT Library Series Photo Alive with Music: SOUND OF MUSIC Stars Open MSMT Library Series
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 18, 2022

For two weeks now Brunswick’s Pickard Theater has been “alive with the sound of music,’ but on June 15 Hanley Smith and Will Ray, the stars of MSMT’s brilliant new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC, joined MSMT Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark and BWW Maine Regional Editor Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold to celebrate the joy, inspiration, and continued resonance of this timeless musical at the first Peek Behind the Curtain program in three years. The popular panel discussion series held at Curtis Memorial Library returned to an enthusiastic, capacity audience for an hour of conversation about what Clark called “the quintessential American musical and the perfect show to launch post-pandemic MSMT’s Revival Season.”

BWW Review: A SOUND OF MUSIC To Make the Soul Sing: MSMT Opens Its 2022 Revival Seaso Photo BWW Review: A SOUND OF MUSIC To Make the Soul Sing: MSMT Opens Its 2022 Revival Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 10, 2022

What did our critic think of MSMT's Sound of Music? What happens when one of the most beloved musicals in the canon comes to the stage at the very point in time when history and a harsh pandemic seem to intersect with an iconic story?

BWW Interview: Refilling the Cup of Hope: Hanley Smith & Will Ray in MSMT's SOUND OF  Photo BWW Interview: Refilling the Cup of Hope: Hanley Smith & Will Ray in MSMT's SOUND OF MUSIC
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 7, 2022

“Marc Robin ‘s vision for this production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is that of a joyful, hopeful child,” says Hanley Smith, the actress who makes her debut as Maria von Trapp this week as Maine State Music Theatre kicks off its “Revival Season.” Describing the lens through which director/choreographer Robin views the piece, she continues, “This production comes from a very joyful, youthful place at the same time that there is an awareness of the weight and import of the story. In the face of deep darkness in the world, the light becomes all the brighter. Marc knows how to create both those worlds and the battle between them and make you really want the light to win. And you believe it CAN win. And that is not naïveté; that is an act of courage.”

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Fulton Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Fulton Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Feb 27, 2022

The Fulton's The Sound of Music is easily the best production in Lancaster County since live theatre opened back up. The show's dazzling sets, impressive singing, and memorable characters come together to provide the audience with a spectacular night of entertainment. Director and choreographer, Marc Robin, must be congratulated for overseeing this gift.

Fulton Theatre Opens THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Month Photo Fulton Theatre Opens THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Month
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2022

Fulton Theatre opens Rodgers and Hammerstein's last collaboration, The Sound of Music. A story about finding a place in the world and connecting with family; its themes are just as universal as its music is memorable. This production holds special significance for the Fulton as many cast members, designers, and crew were part of previous Fulton productions of The Sound of Music.

Fulton Theatre's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Adds Performances Photo Fulton Theatre's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Adds Performances
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2020

From the reigning queen of Mystery, comes the regional premiere of Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express, adapted by Ken Ludwig. Due to popular demand, four performances have been added to the production, including Sunday, February 9 at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30 pm and Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 pm. This thrilling ride on the Orient Express, with surprising twists, will keep audiences on the edge of their seats with an All-Star cast of Fulton Favorites.

Fulton Theatre Presents MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Photo Fulton Theatre Presents MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 31, 2019

From the reigning queen of Mystery, comes the regional premiere of Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express, adapted by Ken Ludwig. The Fulton Theatre is proud to have secured the rights to this new adaptation, running January 16 through February 9, 2020, with previews January 14 & 15. This thrilling ride on the Orient Express, with surprising twists, will keep audiences on the edge of their seats with an All-Star cast of Fulton Favorites.

BWW Review: THE COTTAGE At Florida Studio Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE COTTAGE At Florida Studio Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Aug 19, 2019

FST's The Cottage Offers A Fun Night of Mayhem

Florida Studio Theatre Announces Extension Of THE COTTAGE Photo Florida Studio Theatre Announces Extension Of THE COTTAGE
by Julie Musbach - Aug 6, 2019

Due to audience demand, Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces the extension of its Summer Mainstage production, The Cottage by Sandy Rustin, a fast-paced comedy of manners inspired by Noël Coward and Oscar Wilde.

FST Presents The Regional Premiere Of THE COTTAGE Photo FST Presents The Regional Premiere Of THE COTTAGE
by Julie Musbach - Jul 15, 2019

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) presents the regional premiere of Sandy Rustin's The Cottage, a ridiculous-and potentially murderous-comedy about the ins and outs of marriage and infidelity.

BWW Review: THE LAST 5 YEARS is a Visionary Masterpiece at Syracuse Stage Photo BWW Review: THE LAST 5 YEARS is a Visionary Masterpiece at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Jun 1, 2019

A stunning, visionary, and thought-provoking production of Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk Award-winning musical, The Last 5 Years, is now delighting audiences at Syracuse Stage. The production is directed by none other than Jason Alexander, who is, of course, best known for his role in the television series Seinfeld. Alexander's vision results in a production that is refreshing, captivating, and brilliant. This production stands out from others because Alexander cast four actors rather than the traditional two. There is also the incomparable score by the brilliant Jason Robert Brown that is a delight to the ears.

BWW Review: IN THE NEXT ROOM at Gulfshore Playhouse is Electric and Emotional! Photo BWW Review: IN THE NEXT ROOM at Gulfshore Playhouse is Electric and Emotional!
by Emily Yorgey - Mar 3, 2019

Gulfshore Playhouse's production of IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Jeffrey Binder, deals with the struggles of intimacy and marriage in a funny but thoughtful play.

Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Photo Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019

There's a buzz building at Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater. That's thanks to its fourth production of the 2018-19 season, 'In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play.' Running from Feb. 16 to March 10, the provocative Tony Award-nominated comedy is sure to get audiences talking.

Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Photo Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

There's a buzz building at Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater. That's thanks to its fourth production of the 2018-19 season, 'In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play.' Running from Feb. 16 to March 10, the provocative Tony Award-nominated comedy is sure to get audiences talking.

Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Photo Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 22, 2019

There's a buzz building at Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater. That's thanks to its fourth production of the 2018-19 season, 'In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play.' Running from Feb. 16 to March 10, the provocative Tony Award-nominated comedy is sure to get audiences talking.

Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Photo Gulfshore Playhouse Gets Audiences Buzzing With IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by Julie Musbach - Jan 22, 2019

There's a buzz building at Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater. That's thanks to its fourth production of the 2018-19 season, “In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play.” Running from Feb. 16 to March 10, the provocative Tony Award–nominated comedy is sure to get audiences talking.

DCPA Announces Full Casting For A CHRISTMAS CAROL and THE SANTALAND DIARIES Photo DCPA Announces Full Casting For A CHRISTMAS CAROL and THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by Julie Musbach - Oct 31, 2018

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) announces full casting for the Theatre Company's production of A Christmas Carol and Off-Center's production of The SantaLand Diaries. The 2018 production of The SantaLand Diaries will mark the final year of the annual collaboration between Off-Center and Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC).  

BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at Gretna Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at Gretna Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Aug 2, 2018

The 39 Steps is a prime example of big things coming in small packages. The cast of four expertly portray over 150 characters in a show with aspects of espionage, mystery, thrills, and comedy...lots and lots of comedy.

Fall In Love With Local Artists In Gretna Theatre's SHE LOVES ME Photo Fall In Love With Local Artists In Gretna Theatre's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2018

Gretna Theatre presents the Broadway classic musical comedy, She Loves Me. Inspiring the popular romantic movie You've Got Mail, She Loves Me tells the story of Amalia (Hanley Smith) and Georg (William Connell), co-workers in a department store who don't see eye to eye and constantly bump heads on the job. Little do they know the anonymous pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other! Featuring songs like 'Tonight at Eight' and the favorite 'Vanilla Ice Cream.' Direct from a hugely successful Broadway revival, this sweeping romantic Tony-Award winning musical marks the biggest production of Gretna's 2018 season.

BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Gretna Theatre Photo BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Gretna Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Jul 13, 2018

She Loves Me doesn't employ splashy chorus numbers or elaborate choreography. It is designed as a character piece, and does without a lot of traditional musical theater bells and whistles to tell a more honest and realistic story.

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