The Wellesley Players have announced their 86th season schedule, which features a musical twist to a classic story, a standard musical and a third play that’s a little less well known.
What’s more, the Wellesley Players will only be performing 1 of the 3 productions in Wellesley.
“We are no longer able to afford the Sorenson Center for all three of our productions,” says Celia Couture, who is directing the first production of the season, Little Women, The Musical. “We would lose thousands of dollars as production costs and rental would not be covered by our fund-raising efforts or ticket prices… It’s unfortunate, as we have enjoyed working in the space for many years. This situation and an increase in price in renting our rehearsal space has caused us to look for other suitable venues while still trying to be close enough to our Wellesley patrons.”
The Wellesley Players will open their 2011-2012 season in October with Little Women, the Musical, based upon the Louisa May Alcott novel. This production will be the Players’ first at the black box theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown. Audition Dates: June 28, 29 at 7P.M. and call back, if necessary on June 30 at 7:30 P.M.
Next up, in January, and also being performed in Watertown, is The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch.
Wrapping up the season in March is the family favorite musical Oliver! It will be performed at the Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College.
If you have any interest in volunteering, contact the producers for the show:
Little Women – Diane Rothauser; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife – David Kimmelman and Wil Breden: dKimmelman@avenue100.com and email@example.com
Oliver! – Roz Seipel : firstname.lastname@example.org