“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Cast List


We are proud to (finally) announce the cast for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as directed by Eileen Dugan:
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Theseus – TBD
Hippolyta – Maria Ta
Philostrate – Kathryn Janicke
Egeus/Snout – Andrew Schoepflin
Hermia – Mia LaMarco
Helena – Erin Mount
Lysander – Conor Shea
Demetrius – Conor Toomb
Oberon – Albert Falcone
Titania – Mandee DeMarco
Puck – Emily DiMartino
First Fairy – Sheridan Pickett
Fairies – Ashley Holmes, Gianna Romanelli, Megan Smith, Whitney Butcher
Peter Quince – Alfred Runkel
Nick Bottom – Matt Giangreco
Francis Flute – Matt Lunghino
Robin Starveling – Ben Turchiarelli
Tom Snout – Andrew Schoepflin
Snug – Alex Re
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First we’d like to say thank you for everyone who came out and auditioned for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, you all did a fabulous job! If you were not cast, do not be discouraged. There are still plenty of ways to get involved, feel free to email us for more information and become part of the wonderful production staff.
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Little Theatre Presents: “Harvey”


Hello everyone! It’s almost that time, a mere six days, until the Little Theatre’s production of Mary Chase’s comedy, “Harvey.” We hope to see you at the show, all the information is on the poster below, please note that our phone number is incorrectly listed, it should be (716) 888-7824.

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“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”


Hey Little Theatre! That time of year has arrived once again! SHAKESPEARE AUDITIONS!

This years show will be A Midsummer Night’s Dream and will be directed by our Artist in Residence, Eileen Dugan. Around the time of the marriage of the Duke of Athens, A Midsummer Night’s Dream tells the story of four young lovers and a theatre troupe whose lives are manipulated  by a group of mischievous faeries who reside in the middle of the woods. Categorized as a comedy and one of Shakespeare’s most popular works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will promise laughs and a story for the whole audience to enjoy.

Auditions will be Tuesday,  September 24 from 4:30 to 7:30 and Wednesday, September 25 from 6 to 9 in the Frisch Conference room.

Auditions will be a cold read. You will be given a few pages of the script, and after a few minutes to read them over, you and everyone in your scene will be called in to read for the director. You will also be required to fill out a quick form beforehand.

If you are interested in Production Staff, please stop by the club room during audition time to fill out a Prod Staff form.

Good luck to all you thespians, faeries, lovers and dukes! Break a leg..eh…wing!!

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Harvey the Pooka? What’s a “pooka?”


Púca [poo-kuh]: noun, (in folklore) an Irish spirit, mischievous but not malevolent, corresponding to the English Puck” (dictionary.com)

A black rabbit pooka

The pooka is a strange, shapeshifting creature that often takes the form of a very tall, often dark furred creature, usually a horse, rabbit, goat, goblin, or dog. Though they are often invisible, they can appear to whomever they please.

A goat pooka

Being the mischievous creatures they are, they can be bringers of good luck or back luck, but rarely cause harm to human beings. They have the ability of human speech, as well as the power to stop time, and are known as great chefs in the villages for which they reside. The pooka has been known to give advice and lead people away from harm, but it also enjoys confusing and terrifying humans. (Wikipedia)

A goblin pooka

As we see through the show, Harvey is very caring of Elwood, and tends to give him advice. However, he gets a great deal of enjoyment in tormenting Dr. Chumley. To learn more about Harvey the Pooka, come see Mary Chase’s Harvey, as directed by Alexander Re, opening October 3-5, 2013, shows at 8, 8, and 2 pm in the Marie Maday Theatre. For further reading on pookas and their fairy-kin, be sure to check out this website and this website. Harvey will be watching for you at our show, we hope to see you there!

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“Harvey” is starting to shape up!


Our blocking is all finished, and the show is starting to flow well! Here are some pictures from rehearsal:

Be sure to visit our Instagram (cclittletheatre) and our Vine (@CCLT) to view more pictures and videos. Hope to see you at the show!

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“Harvey” Cast List


Little Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Mary Chase’s Harvey, directed by Alexander Re. The show will be the first week of October.

Myrtle Mae Simmons—-Ashley Holmes
Veta Louise Simmons—-Erin Mount
Elwood P. Dowd—-Alfred Runkel

Miss Johnson—-Giana Marie Romanelli
Ethel Chauvenet—-Ashlyn Zgoda

Ruth Kelly—-Maria Ta

Duane Wilson—-Benjamin Caldwell

Lyman Sanderson—-Conor Shea

William R. Chumley—-Albert Falcone
Betty Chumley—-Nicolette Navarro

Omar Gaffney—-Matthew Giangreco
E.J. Lofgren—-Conor Toomb

 

First of all, we’d like to say “thank you!” to everyone who came out and auditioned for Harvey! Everyone did a terrific job.
If you were not cast, do not be discouraged. There are plenty of ways to get involved. We are still looking for more people for our production staff, so if you would be interested in filling one of those roles, PLEASE let us know by emailing our producers, Albert Falcone (falconea@canisius.edu) and Matt Lunghino (lunghinm@canisius.edu). Also, auditions for William Shakespeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be held in a few weeks.

To those in the cast: We will be having a read-thru on FRIDAY at 7:00pm in the theatre. If you cannot attend, please let us know immediately, by emailing Alexander Re (rea@canisius.edu)  but make an effort to be there!! Also, tomorrow, there will be a cast list posted outside of the clubroom. Please initial next to your name to accept your role. You can pick up your script in the clubroom or we will hand them out at the read thru.

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“Harvey” Auditions


This week we will be holding auditions for our first show of the year, Mary Chase’s Harvey, directed by senior, Alexander Re. Harvey is a delightful comedy about a charming man named Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey, a six foot tall rabbit, that only Elwood can see. Elwood’s family tries to get him committed to a sanitarium, but a mix up occurs in a classic, but completely original, comedy of errors.

Auditions will be held in the clubroom, in the basement of the student center, this Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Tuesday, auditions will run from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and on Wednesday, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Auditions will be a cold read. You will be given a few pages of the script, and after a few minutes to read them over, you and everyone in your scene will be called in to read for the director. You will also be required to fill out a quick form beforehand.

If you are interested in Production Staff, please stop by the clubroom during audition time to fill out a Prod Staff form.

We hope to see you there, break a leg!

 

 

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Welcome Back to a Clean Clubroom!


Little Theatre is back for another year and has a lot in store for the 2013-2014 season!

To start things off, we did some housekeeping in the clubroom and the theatre to make finding things a whole lot easier. Let’s just say we filled a number of dumpsters along the way…

The start of the semester also brought in a number of new faces at our General Body Meeting on August 28th.

We are very excited to see what the new members have to offer and we can already tell that they will be an invaluable asset to the club!

LT invites everyone to come visit us during the week in the clubroom to say “Hi!”, hang out, or find out what we’re all about.

Keep connected with LT:

Twitter @CCLT

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Instagram @cclittletheatre

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LT premieres screenplay written by Canisius alum


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Next LT show up soon!


Little Theatre’s production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” is underway! We have the frame of our set up and some rehearsal furniture onstage. Only 3.5 weeks till opening night (November 29 at 8 p.m!) See the full cast list below.

Michael Lillis and Albert Falcone working on their characters' complex relationship on our in-progress set.

 

Oscar Madison – Albert Falcone

Felix Unger – Michael Lillis

Speed – Patrick Zicari

Murray – Ben Caldwell

Vinnie – Alex Re

Roy – Alfred Runkel

Gwendolyn Pigeon – Ashley Holmes

Cecily Pigeon – Erin Mount

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