Neverland Theatre
Neverland Theatre Newsletter
Celebrating 28 Seasons & over 200 productions!
June 2019

Welcome to Neverland Theatre's Newsletter!

We have been going strong for 28 years and always look forward to meeting and working with new families! Between our Directing, Musical Directing and Choreography team members, we have 125 years of experience! Come check us out! Thank you! - Andy Diskes

P.S. All of our auditions are for 'Non-Equity' Performers and our shows are all performed on one of our 'Main Stage' in either Salem, Beverly or Gloucester.

FRIDAY IS THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR SUMMER SHOWS/WORKSHOPS

If interested in Sound of Music Workshop which just started please email us at neverlandtheatre@comcast.net .

If interested in being a part of other summer shows/workshop, please email us. We are finalizing our cast by Friday. If we don't have enough participants in a certain show/workshop/camp, we will postpone until a future date. Thank you.

The Sound of Music and the Bad Joke Show are both definites!

KIDS' BROADWAY REVUE SIGN UPS for August

Neverland announces a new Kids' Broadway Revue featuring youth actors from ages 6 to 17!

Neverland will produce a fun musical revue featuring the music from Disney, Broadway, Movies, Top 40's as well as some classic music from the 20th Century.

NO AUDITIONS. Just email us for a SIGN UP FORM. You then fill it out and send it in with show fee payment..

We produce a few KIDS MUSICAL REVUES every few year and they are lots of fun. Everyone is on stage the entire show singing as an entire cast and smaller groups such as solos, duets, trios, and quartets. Wonderful experience singing and being on stage.

Directed by Andy Diskes

Musically Directed by Lynne Jackson and Mike Palter

SHOW DATES:
AUGUST 23 - 25, 2019 (4 performances)

REHEARSALS HELD TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS beginning Tuesday, July 30

We will add two Wednesday Rehearsals: August 14 and 21.

TIME:5:30pm - 8:30pm.
(Younger children may leave earlier if 8:30pm is too late. We may ask older children to stay until 9pm if they like.)

REHEARSAL / SHOW LOCATION:
Mariana's Dancing Studio, 7 Market St., Ipswich, MA

FINANCIAL INFO:

Neverland raises funds solely by three means: Show fees, Ticket Sales and Concession/Ads. (There are no ads for this show.) Each cast member is responsible for the following:

We are offering discounts if you turn in show fees early.

SHOW FEES:
$125 if paid by May 16
$150 if paid by May 30
$175 if paid by June 15
$200 if paid by June 30
$225 if paid by June 30

Show fees are non-refundable.

Neverland looking for Old Show DVDs converted from VHS

If you are an Alumni or Parent of an Alumni of Neverland Theatre and converted old shows VHS videos to DVD's, we would love to purchase one from you for our archives.

We have over 100 shows that were videotaped and have only transferred a few over.

If you converted one and would be willing to order an extra copy, let Andy Diskes know the cost and he will let you know if he has converted that one yet.

In fact it would be good for people to compare notes as to which shows that have been converted as to perhaps share them with each other.

Thank you very much for helping Neverland show the current generation of actors what Neverland did the first decade or so when many of the shows were originals.

Thank you.

Andy Diskes
neverlandtheatre@comcast.net
978 500-8832
Mailing Address: 20 East St., Middleton, Ma 01949

Sign -Ups for LES MISERABLES (Non-Musical) Radio Play

Neverland is happy to announce it will produce a radio show version of the classic novel LES MISERABLES by Victor Hugo.

We produced an OLIVER TWIST Radio Show a few years ago successfully and are happy to give the classic story the same treatment.

We are lucky to have North Shore Actor Tony Bellerose co-direct the production as well as portray Jean Valjean.

We are looking for 20 Adults and Teens of all levels of experience who would like to sign up to be in the cast. We will take the talent that we have then assign roles once rehearsals begin .Several key roles we may assign before rehearsals begin. There will be lots of opportunities for people who can speak with different voices / accents. Some people will portray several smaller roles as there are many to fill.

Directed by Andrew Diskes
Co-Directed by Tony Bellerose

PLEASE EMAIL ANDY at NEVERLANDTHEATRE@COMCAST.NET to sign up to be in the production!

This will be a radio version so no memorization is needed and very minimal movement! So the perfect show for some of you!!!!

The cast will be in costume and the room will be turned into a radio station with a LES MIZ flair..

INFORMATION:

SHOW DATES
August 16 - 18 ( approx 5 performances)

REHEARSAL INFO:
Rehearsal begins July 16.

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
6pm to 10pm
(Younger actors can leave earlier and people coming from work can arrive at 6:30pm or so.)

PRODUCTION WEEK:
August 12 - 15 from 6pm - 10pm dress rehearsals.

REHEARSAL/SHOW LOCATION:
Rehearsals and Shows held at Mariana's Dance Studio, 7 Market St., Ipswich, Ma

FINANCIAL INFO:
Neverland gets its revenue solely from show fees, ticket sales and program book ads and concessions.

Each cast member is responsible for the following:

SHOW FEE:

Ages 18 and over - $75
Ages 15 thru 17 - $100
Ages 14 and under - $150

Show fees are non-refundable.

PROGRAM BOOK ADVERTISEMENT:
There will not be a program book for this production.

TICKETS:
There is no requirement to purchase tickets but we hope that each cast member will be able to bring 10 people to the show. The majority of our audience is made up of family/friends of cast members.

Reminder that show fees are non-refundable.

SIGN UP TO BE ON LOCAL CABLE TV
Adults, Teens and Children

If interested please email Andy at neverlandtheatre@comcast.net for more information.

Sound of Music Summer Workshop
For Ages 17 down to age 7

Neverland's Summer Workshop will be The Sound of Music - youth version.

WE BEGIN WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5. Still room to join!

EMAIL ANDY TO JOIN at neverlandtheatre@comcast.net .

All rehearsals / final presentations will be held at Mariana's Dancing Studio in Ipswich.

The space is Air conditioned and wheelchair accessible.

Rehearsals start June 5:

Monday and Wednesday eves. 6pm - 9pm. (Younger cast can leave earlier. Leads will be asked to stay until 9:30pm. When school is over we will ask older kids to stay til 10pm if they want to.)

We will add extra rehearsals as school winds down:
Thursdays, June 13 / 20 / 27 and Tuesday, July 2

Production week starrting July 7.

Shows July 12- 14.

Most likely we will double or triple cast the Von Trapp Children. Each cast member would get minimum of three performances in their featured role. Then they would perform in the other performances as another role such as a nun or towns person.

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FINANCIAL INFO: .
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Neverland gets its revenue solely from show fees, ticket sales, program book ads and concessions.

Each cast member is responsible for the following:

SHOW FEE $400:

SIBLING DISCOUNT:For two or more siblings in the show, you can deduct $25 from each show fee.

(If you would like to pay in two or three installments, please contact the director via email.)

Show fees are non-refundable.

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TICKET INFORMATION:
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No requirement to purchase/sell tickets but any family members/friends who come to the shows would need to purchase tickets. *********************************************************
Program Book: There will be no ad selling requirement for this production.

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We have moved our Frozen show to our next season.

THEATER CAMP JULY 22- 26

Neverland will hold a fun week of theater activities that will stress which will include working on acting scenes from some of your favorite plays and musicals. We also will work on creating your own lskits using fun props and puppets. Theater games are included also!

Our goal is for our campers to have fun while building confidence, stretching their imagination, improving reading and acting skills and feeling more comfortable with self-expression.

Theater Camp run by Andrew Diskes. There will be one assistant to be determined assisting.

FOR AGES 8 - 11

DATES:

July 22 - 26 (Monday - Friday)

TIMES: 2:30pm - 5:30pm

WHERE: MARIANA'S DANCING STUDIO
7 Market St., Ipswich, MA

Tuition: $150

(Maximum Campers: 15)
Please email for a SIGN UP FORM at neverlandtheatre@comcast.net.

A reminder there are no refunds on Camp Registrations.

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The following is a list of Advertisers from our most recent program Book. Thank you to all of the sponsors who supported Neverland Theatre.

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THE MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF VOICE
Lynne Jackson & Mike Palter
978 526-8620

NEVERLAND'S CURRENT MUSICAL DIRECTORS!

ASK THEM ABOUT VOICE LESSONS FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN.
CLICK TO BUY ALL OF THEIR CD'S!

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KENNY LEWIS - ENGINEER/PRODUCER
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____________________________________ JOHN F. D'ENTREMONT
Creative Director/Graphic Designer
jdentr7168@aol.com
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Performed by Neverlanders Susie Lord and Jay Menice

MARIANA'S DANCING STUDIO

JOHN D'ENTREMONT - GRAPHIC DESIGNER
John D'Entremont, currently working as a free-lance art director is a graphic designer/ illustrator/ creative director with over 20 years experience. Since graduation from Vesper George School of Art, John has held many, varied graphic design and/or illustration positions with a wide range of responsibilities. These positions have included: Visual Aid Designer (Command Staff - U.N. Command, U.S. Army, Republic of Korea ); Illustrator/ Layout Artist - Bradlees Dept. Stores; Illustrator/ Layout Artist - Zayre Dept. Stores; Art Director - Purity Supreme Supermarkets; Senior Designer - Sidney Boguss & Associates (a package design studio ); Vice President/Creative Director- Norfolk Partners/M.R. Marketing/ Foxhorn Partners (an advertising agency). To contact John, e-mail him at: JDentr7168@aol.com

LAW OFFICE OF ARTHUR SKARMEAS

Neverland Theatre
Andrew Diskes - Artistic Director
Mailing Address/Performance Site:
20 East St., Middleton, Ma 01949


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