Director’s Brief: The Next Generation of Female Theatre Artists

The kindness of strangers… If you look carefully at the program for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, you will note that there’s a new endowment established to support the advancement of female theatre artists here at PTC. That endowment was given to us by Robin M. Woods. In this first year, the funding is being … Continued

Director’s Brief: We Bid Adieu to “Sweeney”

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley has arrived! That is, the cast and director are all here, and the scenic and costume-building processes are underway.   It’s quite a different tone from our dark and bloody Sweeney Todd.   Rehearsals began Monday and the first read-through was a delight. This will be a wonderful holiday diversion … Continued

‘Post Script’ Mondays

November 5, 2018 You are invited to join us! “Post Script” After Show Events Introducing “Post Script,” after the second Monday of every production. This is your time to visit with some cast and crew of the current production, or even the playwright. Give the parking lot a little time to clear out while you … Continued

Director’s Brief: A Very Different Animal

Greetings from New York City! The weather is lovely, mild and perfect for walking—which I love to do when I’m here. Weaving between people and cars, handcarts and tourists, jaywalking (!), makes me feel my New York roots. I’m here in the auditions for Once—a very different animal from our usual musical audition week. Beyond … Continued

Dress Like a King

You don’t  have to be an actor to dress like a  

Opening Night Blog: SWEENEY TODD

Halloween Alter Egos by PTC blogger Lansia Wann Sweeney Todd fully falls into the spirit of Halloween. Walking into the theatre last Friday on opening night, I couldn’t remember, for the life of me, the plot of this play. I’m pretty sure I saw the movie with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, but what … Continued

Director’s Brief: Another Op’nin’, Another Show

“♫ Another Op’nin’, Another Show” ~ Cole Porter It’s an oft-used phrase in theatre circles. But on this opening night—for Sweeney Todd—I would offer that it isn’t “another” in the sense of “one more in a long list of indistinguishable titles.” It’s another on a list of vastly diverse and differing experiences in the ’18–’19 … Continued

Director’s Brief: Messy and Fun!

Happy Friday – First day of tech for Sweeney Todd – we are bathed in blood, bodies, and meat pies in various stages of completion. Messy and fun!

Stripes: More Than Meets the Eye

By Vreni Romang, PTC Publicity Manager   Oh, I can see us now In our bathing dresses You in a nice navy And me….stripes perhaps –          By The Sea, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street   Stripes have held an unusual place throughout history. They designated the “deviant” from the normal, qualifying women … Continued

Director’s Brief: Razors and Friends

Last weekend was our first Play by Play of this season. Did you miss it? Big mistake! It was a smashing success. Matthew Ivan Bennett’s smart and timely play Art & Class was a huge hit with our new play audience – post show conversations in the lobby lingered for quite a while, reinforcing for … Continued