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Stars & Stripes at Gallery X

Dates: (5/18/2024 )

Theatre:

Gallery X

SEAGLASS THEATER COMPANY

169 William Street
New Bedford,MA 02740

Phone: 5089517187

Tickets: $25-30

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In the spirit of an old-fashioned USO show, Seaglass Theater Company presents a concert of rousing patriotic numbers and timeless classics celebrating the men and women who have served our country. Be transported back to the USO clubs of yesteryear, where servicemen got a ham sandwich, a cup of coffee, and a dance with a pretty girl before shipping off to war. Enjoy patriotic songs and dance hall favorites from “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” to “God Bless America” to “The Sound of Silence” with a live band and professional singers….it’s an event not to be missed!

Cast and Creative team for Stars & Stripes at Gallery X

Cast

Emily Harmon

Soloist
Praised for her “velvety mezzo-soprano voice” (Pittsburgh in the Round), Emily Harmon will return to the Glimmerglass Festival as an Apprentice Artist for the 2024 season, where she will perform the role of Doris in Elizabeth Cree and cover Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance. During her season as a 2023/24 Herndon Foundation Emerging Artist with Virginia Opera, Emily made her company debut as Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia and covered Suzuki in Madama Butterfly. Some noted past roles include Amastre (Xerxes), Marquise de Merteuil (The Dangerous Liaisons), the Old Lady (Candide), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), and Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd). In concert, Emily has performed the alto solos in Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, Handel's Messiah, Purcell’s Come, Ye Sons of Art, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, and Mozart's Requiem and Coronation Mass. Emily holds an M.M. and a B.M. in Voice Performance from Boston University.


Kristin Lawler

Soloist
Kristin is thrilled to be returning to Seaglass Theatre Company, after appearing in Hansel & Gretel and Sondheim Tribute Revue. As a local Boston resident Kristin has worked with esteemed companies such as Emmanual Music, Helios Opera, Opera del West, Harvard University’s Lowell House Opera, and Boston Opera Collaborative. Favorite mainstage roles include Ruggiero (Alcina), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), and Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte). Recent concert appearances include performances at Carnegie Hall and Boston Symphony Hall with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and as an Alto soloist with the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Mozart’s Requiem. Kristin received her Master’s in Voice Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. In addition to her life as a performer, Kristin fills the remainder of her time teaching voice as a Performing Arts Faculty member at Wellesley College and Stonehill College.


Kaileigh Riess

Soloist
Soprano Kaileigh Riess is thrilled to return to Seaglass Theatre Company's Stars and Stripes and her native Massachusetts! Hailed as “appealing and fresh voiced” (Chicago Tribune) and “the standout…an engaging singer and actor” (The Daily Camera), Kaileigh has worked with many American opera companies, including Boston Lyric Opera, Virginia Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Central City Opera, and Music Academy of the West. Favorite credits include Violetta Valéry (La Traviata), Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress), Contessa Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Blanche (Dialogue of the Carmelites). In the competition circuit, Kaileigh is a two-time district award winner in the Metropolitan Opera’s Laffont Competition, a 3rd place winner of the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition, a quarter finalist in the American Traditions Competition, and a two-time semifinalist and award winner in the Lotte Lenya competition. Kaileigh completed her education at Northwestern University, the University of Southern California, and the Boston University Opera Institute. Equally at home in musical theatre, song, new music, jazz, and folk, on stage and on screen, Kaileigh above all seeks connection through storytelling. Based in New York City, Kaileigh is represented by Encompass Arts.


Chris Hunter

Soloist
Chris Hunter is a tenor based in Boston. Selected credits include Zuniga in La Tragédie de Carmen (Seaglass Theater Company), Dr. Baglioni in La hija de Rappaccini (BU Opera institute), Ferrando in Cosí fan tutte (Salastina), Rapunzel’s Prince from Into the Woods (Pacific Opera Project), Tamino in The Magic Flute (UCSB), Orpheus (LA Opera Connects), Rodolfo in La Boheme (Guild Opera), The Music Man (5 Star Theatricals), The Secret Garden (3D Theatricals), The Little Mermaid (MTW), South Pacific (San Diego Musical Theatre), Sweeney Todd in Budapest, Hungary, Lost in the Stars (Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra), and he has also participated as a soloist in numerous concerts in both opera and musical theatre internationally. He is also a faculty member and Music Director at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Chris is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Vocal Performance at Boston University.


Anthony Pilcher

Soloist
Anthony Pilcher was most recently a Vocal Fellow with the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago, IL, and plans to return for their next choral season. Recent and performances include Odyssey Opera’s production of Dominick Argento’s The Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe, as well as Seaglass Theater Company’s April production of Not Afraid to Dare. He has performed operatic and concert works with Boston University’s Opera Institute, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the Bay View Music Festival, including the GRAMMY-nominated recording of The Lord of Cries (Corigliano/Adamo) with Odyssey Opera and Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Originally from Buffalo, NY, he holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College, and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Boston University.


Paul Soper

Emcee and Soloist
Baritone Paul Soper is delighted to return to Seaglass Theater Company. He made his operatic debut with Houston Grand Opera as the Innkeeper in Manon and has sung principal and comprimario roles with Boston Lyric Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Naples (FL) and the National Touring Company of New York City Opera. Known for his wide range of repertoire, recent seasons include the title role of Rachmaninoff's Aleko with Commonwealth Lyric Theater, the Verdi Requiem with the Paul Madore Chorale, Bach's St. John Passion with the Pioneer Valley Symphony and St. Matthew Passion with Gulfshore Opera. Theater credits include Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd with Lyric Stage Company , Emile DeBecque in South Pacific with Seacoast Repertory Theater, and Signor Naccarrelli in The Light in the Piazza with Nextdoor Theater. Mr. Soper has also been a frequent guest with Charleston Chamber Opera, Falmouth Chorale, Cape Cod Opera, Opera Providence, Connecticut Early Music Festival and Intermezzo Opera. Twice a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, Mr. Soper currently is a Choral Fellow at the historic Old South Church.


Marcus Huber

Soloist
Marcus Huber is a tenor originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Described as “warm, earnest, and confident” onstage (Boston Music Intelligencer), he recently appeared with the Boston University Opera Institute as George Gibbs in Rorem’s Our Town and Laurie in Adamo’s Little Women. Other past credits include William in Sankaram’s The Infinite Energy of Ada Lovelace, David in Heggie’s If I Were You, Count Hugo Detlef in The Student Prince, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus, and Pisandro in Monteverdi's Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria. As a soloist, Marcus has performed the tenor solos in Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Waisenhausmesse and Missa longa, and Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli. Also at home on the musical theater stage, Marcus has performed in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hello! Dolly, Cinderella, and My Fair Lady. Marcus has been a young artist with Opera Neo and The Ohio Light Opera and is a recent winner of Rhode Island Civic Chorale’s Collegiate Voice Competition and OperaLancaster’s Young Artist Competition.


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Patrice Tiedemann

Featured Singer




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