Neverland Theatre
Neverland Theatre Newsletter
Celebrating 28 Seasons & over 200 productions!
September 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.

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

WIZARD OF OZ AUDITIONS / SIGN UPS
Adults, teens and children

Please note rehearsals will now begin September 16. :

ROLES OPEN:

Youth Version: The Wizard, Uncle Henry, Auntie Em,

Also:Crows, Trees, Munchkins, Emerald Citizens, Flying Monkeys, Witch's Guards. FULL VERSION:

Casting Ensemble Roles for adults or teens: Emerald Citizens, Witch's Guards and you can also play a Munchkin - sitting or on your knees):

Cameo Roles:Crows and Trees (Cast can portray more than one role) :

CHILDREN PORTRAYING MUNCHKINS/FLYING MONKEYS would perform in both the Full Adult Version and the Youth Version.:

IF THE TWICE A WEEK REHEARSAL IS TOO MUCH FOR YOUR SCHEDULE ASK ABOUT SIGNING UP TO COME ONCE A WEEK.:

NON-SINGING ROLES::

ALSO IF YOU ARE NOT A SINGER/DANCER, WE CAN OFFER YOUR A SPOT TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS. CHOIR: If you want to sing in our choir, which means you don't have to memorize music or be on stage, we have a spot for you! :

Please email Andy if you are interested in joining our cast at neverlandtheatre@comcast.net.

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Neverland announces auditions for its FALL MUSICAL: The Wizard of Oz! This is a faithful adaption of the classic MGM movie.

We have done this musical before but we will have an added feature this time around as Mariana's Dancing Studio will choreograph specialty numbers for the show for some pre-teens, teens and Adults.

Neverland is planning to produce shows two times per year: Fall and Spring this year so we hope you can fit it into your schedule to be part of all the fun and learning.

We are planning to produce a Full length version of the musical featuring adults in leading roles and a JR version featuring a cast under 18 in a 90 minute authorized version of the musical..Both versions will feature children as Munchkins/Flying Monkeys.

JOIN OUR CHOIR: If you want to be in the show to sing but are too shy to get up on stage, we have a choir that sits near the pianist and uses the music book to sing to support the actors/dancers. (No memorization!) Choir members should be ages 15 and over)

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CREW SO FAR:.

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR:
Andrew Diskes

MUSICAL DIRECTORS:
Lynne Jackson and Michael Palter

DIRECTING ASSISTANT: Susie Lord


REHEARSAL INFO:

REHEARSAL BEGINS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18.

SHOW DATES: November 22 - 25 (Friday - Monday)

TECH WEEK: November 17 - 21. We will have rehearsal Sunday - Thursday that is mandatory. More info coming soon. CHOIR WOULD REHEARSE MONDAY EVENINGS through mid November then come more.

If we missed any characters let us know.

REHEARSALS START AT 6PM
We encourage you to come at 5:45pm to get settled and warmed up, especially on dancing night.

If work hours would make you arrive later than 6pm, please discuss that with us. We can arrange that.

ENDING TIMES:
MONDAY - WEDNESDAY:
In General Leads would stay til 10pm.
Teen leads would stay til 9pm (or 9:30pm if you are available for that)
Other cast members may be asked to stay til 9pm. But younger cast members can leave at 8pm or even 7:45pm if they would like. (Until we start putting show together a few weeks before the show.)

WHO REHEARSES WHEN:

MONDAY NIGHTS: Entire Cast (and Choir)

TUESDAY NIGHTS: Leads and featured actors of Jr. Version.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS: All Munchkins of both production til 8pm / Adult Leads of Full Length Version

(Once tech week starts, everyone comes to the entire week.)

CHILD MUNCHKINS: most likely the Munchkins will perform in all of the productions: Jr and the Full Version. If we have a big demand for Munchkin roles, we can have a separate cast for JR shows and for Full Shows and parents can decide which version but chances are we will have a group of 20 or so that will perform in all of the performances regardless of version. Also some younger cast members can choose probably to be in only half of the performances and we can have a Cast A and B of certain Munchkins. More info will come soon. Also Munchkins can portray Monkeys in Act 2. (Also Munchkins appear along the yellow brick road in all of the scenes after Munchkinland so they don't appear only in Munchkinland scene. Taller Munchkins can be Emerald Citizens or Witch's Guards instead of Monkeys if they want.)

REHEARSAL LOCATIONS:

MONDAY - WEDNESDAY EVES: The Bridge at 211. 211 Bridge St., Salem

We will not rehearse in Salem the Wed eve the week of Halloween but we still will have Monday/Tuesday rehearsal in Salem. If we see a problem with this schedule we will adjust it.:

If we missed any characters let us know.

SHOW VENUE: The Bridge at 211, (Bolles Hall upstairs), 211 Bridge St., Salem, MACHOIR WOULD REHEARSE MONDAY EVENINGS through mid November then come more.

If we missed any characters let us know.



FINANCIAL INFO:
Neverland gets its revenue solely from show fees, ticket sales and program book ads and concessions. (This production is more costly due to the added expenses of higher royalties as well as having a choreographer on board.

Each cast member is responsible for the following:

PLEASE EMAIL FOR SHOW FEE INFORMATION. PROGRAM BOOK:
There will be no program book for this production. TICKETS:
The majority of the audience comes from friends and family of the cast.
We feel that each cast member should be able to bring ten people to the show. We have found that it doesn't always work out to just leave it to chance in hopes that each family will bring ten people so we have the following policy.

Each cast member will be responsible for purchasing ten tickets to the show by November 4, 2019.. We

These vouchers would be purchased by November 1, 2018. (If there are two immediate family members in the cast, their family would purchase 15 tickets total. Three Immediate family members would purchase .) A reminder that Tickets are non-refundable.

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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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FOOLTALES
Storytelling and Comedy Magic / Mad Hatter Tea Parties / Harry Potter events
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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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MIXED EMOTIONS MUSIC
KENNY LEWIS - ENGINEER/PRODUCER
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____________________________________ JOHN F. D'ENTREMONT
Creative Director/Graphic Designer
jdentr7168@aol.com
jfdportfolio.com

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PENNY MACCALLUM PIANO STUDIO
Now accepting students for Fall 2019

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STORYTELLING, COMEDY MAGIC, MAD HATTER TEA PARTIES, HARRY POTTER events!

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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