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Produced by Trudi Olivetti and Lori Lord
Book by  Brian Crawley
Music by  Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics by  Brian Crawley
Directed by Steve Black
Musical Direction by Lianne Goodwin
Stage Manager Susan Parker

Performances: Oct 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 7:30pm, Oct 11, 12 and 19 at 2:00pm

(Doors open about 30 minutes prior the start of the show.  Traffic through Salem and especially on Route 114 can be very difficult in October. If you are driving from the West, we suggest taking an alternate route such as Route 129 through Lynn.)

Special Cabaret Night after Violet on Oct 18 at 9:45pm  – Enjoy an evening of late night entertainment as the cast of Violet and friends share their favorite musical songs.

Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered off-Broadway, VIOLET features a score of show-stopping anthems ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel from one of most vibrant composers of modern musical theatre.

Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, the story follows Violet who as a young girls was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved she’s traveling across the 1964 Deep South towards a miracle – the healing touch of a TV evangelist that will make her beautiful. Though she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those that are lying deeper than her skin; and on the way she meets a young, African-American Soldier whose love for her reaches far past her physical “imperfections”.

With its immaculately crafted, multi-genre score whose lyrics and book are from the fantastic Brian Crawley (A LITTLE PRINCESS), VIOLET is a powerhouse piece of theatre that needs no more than a few chairs and talented performers to take an audience’s breath away. It is a must for companies dedicated to depicting moving stories on their stage.

Cast List:

Violet – Chelsea Minton
Young Violet – Sydney Newcomb
Father – Steve Filipiak
Flick – Arthur Gomez
Monty – Adam Sherkanowski
Gospel Soloist/Ensemble – Leeta White
Mabel/Music Hall Singer/Ensemble – Andrea Giangreco
Preacher/Ensemble – John Archer
Earl/Ensemble – Ricky DeSisto
Virgil/Ensemble – Guthrie Scimgeour
Old Lady/Hotel Singer/Ensemble – Janet Sheehan

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late night open micEnjoy an evening of late night entertainment as the cast of Violet and friends share their favorite musical songs.

Featuring the cast and team of Violet: Leeta White, John Archer, Sydney Newcomb, Chelsea Minton, Ricky DeSisto, Steve Filipiak, Andrea Giangreco, Janet Sheehan, Lianne Goodwin, Guthrie Scrimgeour, Arthur Gomez, and Adam Sherkanoski

With special guests Amy Schram and Isabelle Miller (from MLT’s upcoming production of Into the Woods), Jacob Sundlie and Annie Krivit (from Marblehead High Shool’s upcoming production of Man of La Mancha), and cast members of The Umbrella’s upcoming production of Evita.

And some of MLT”s favorite performers including Alex Grover, Julie Schoenthal, and Bobby Kerrigan

Tickets are $10 which you can buy separately or included with your October 18 Violet Tickets. Click on Buy Tickets from the Violet Page.

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MLT ChristmaswebMarblehead Little Theatre

Christmas Is…

Produced by Carol Dillon and Lori Lord
Directed by Jessica Linquata
Music Direction
and Arranged by Victor DalPozzal

December 4 – December 14

Christmas Is… is a musical revue, containing a compilation of Christmas favorites you’ve come to know and love.

Featuring brilliantly arranged medleys, comedy, and an audience sing-a-long, Christmas Is… is a holiday treat not to be missed. The show is comprised of six segments showing that Christmas Is… Warmth, Fun,Festive, Kids, Friends, and Joy.

Originally conceived and performed by Crossroad Theater Company in a dinner theater format. Christmas Is… ran for 10 sold out seasons. The current cast features six members of the original ensemble and two talented additions. Starring in this show are several of your favorite veteran performers of the MLT stage. We hope you will come and join us for what we expect will be an annual holiday tradition with Marblehead Little Theater!

Christmas Is Cast

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Diary of Anne Frank

 Marblehead Little Theatre Presents The Diary of Anne Frank Produced by Christy Hebert Directed by Anne Lucas Adapted from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, edited by Otto Frank. Winner of the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Critics Circle Award, and virtually every other coveted prize of the theatre. Very few plays have […]

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods Produced by Jim Ernst and Andrea Giangreco Book by James Lapine Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed and Choreographed by Sarah Ernst Performances are March 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and March 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 2:00 p.m. Auditions: Announcement for non-equity performers for principal […]

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