SALEM THEATRE COMPANY STAGES KUSHNER EPIC and last chance to sign up for summer theatre camp


Don't miss out on STC's inaugural musical theatre summer camp! Register byJuly 1 and receive $25 off the registration fee. Final deadline for registration is July 11. See below for more registration information!

The two week camp begins July 18 and concludes on July 29. Students will meetMonday through Friday of each week from 9am - 3pm. Mornings will consist of classes where students will learn acting skills from improv to Shakespeare. They will try their hand at dialects and learn how to prepare for an audition. Additionally, students will build their vocal repertoire by exploring a variety of vocal techniques from warmups to how-to’s for maintaing a healthy voice. Not only will they have one on one coaching, they will also build the skills for singing with an ensemble. Over the course of the two weeks, students will develop their experience in musical theater dance. From tap to jazz, Fosse to lyrical, they will build their skills through musical theater show-stoppers. The camp concludes with a musical revue "It's Good to Be Bad" featuring famous numbers from Broadway's greatest villains!


SALEM THEATRE COMPANY STAGES KUSHNER EPIC

STC presents Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches this June.

SALEM - Salem Theatre Company is thrilled to present the award winning Tony Kushner play ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES starting June 9 and running through Friday, June 24 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm. Previews are Thursday, June 9 and Friday June 10 with Press Night also taking place on Friday, June 10. All shows are held at the theatre’s new space at Shetland Park at 35 Congress Street on the 3rd floor with readily available parking in the lot. 

ANGELS IN AMERICA, Tony Kushner's award-winning epic play, examines life, death, and politics in 1980s America. Kushner created his “gay fantasia on national themes" to explore hope and humor in the face of the AIDS crisis, fifteen years after the epidemic swept the globe. The terrifying death toll could well be seen as an indictment of the federal government's inaction and willful ignorance, which was rooted in stigma, lies, and fear. Kushner’s play resonates as clearly and relevantly today as when it was written twenty-five years ago. The achingly beautiful language weaves an ethereally complex yet starkly clear tapestry of a tragic, devastating time in American history.

The production is helmed by Catherine M. Bertrand, current Executive Artistic Director of STC, whose recent credits with the company include "Medea," "The Rocky Horror Show," and "The Normal Heart." Bertrand says of this play: “Part of our programming at STC is to include one play honoring LGBT history or culture every June during Pride Month. After "The Normal Heart" last year, ANGELS seemed like an appropriate choice. What I couldn’t have envisioned a year ago was the current political climate taking such a dark turn. Shameless hatred openly fills the airwaves, inciting intolerance and violence. It's not all that different from the bigotry the LGBT community faced during the AIDS epidemic. I would hope that the sensationalism of the current election season serves as a reminder as to why we must know our history and not allow it to repeat itself. By producing ANGELS this year, we aim to give voice to this reminder.”

Angels in America Salem Theatre

The cast includes Catherine Benjamin , Chelsea Borden, Brittany Christopher, Alex Deroo, Jimmy Flaherty, Maxie Mettler, Adrian Peguero, Isaiah Plovnick, Dave Rich, Cameron Scott, Ted Silva and Hannah Wagner. The creative team includes Nate Bertone & Chen-Wei Lao, Set Design, Bryan Lussier, Lighting Design, Liz Mantone, Sound Design, Jesse Armerding, Sound Engineer, Caroline Watson-Felt, Costume Design, Emily Kaufman, Asst. Stage Manager and Ravenne Rose, Stage Manager. 

Previews: Thur, June 9 and Fri, June 10 - $20/$10 tickets 

Press Night: Fri, June 10

Opening Night & Reception: Sat, June 11- Cash bar available. 

LGBT Night: Wed, June 22 at 7:30pm - Cash bar available

Student Night: Thur, May 5 - $5 student tickets.

Tickets are on sale now and are $12-$25 online and $15-$28 at the door and are available online through www.salemtheatre.com.

Salem Theatre Company is helmed by Executive Artistic Director Catherine Bertrand. STC supports and transforms the community by giving voice to narratives that challenge, encourage, and incite its audiences and offer the shared human experience of creative and honest storytelling. STC aims to serve the creative needs of Salem’s emerging urban center through selecting diverse works that are open and available to all audiences.