Neverland Theatre
Neverland Theatre Newsletter
Celebrating 28 Seasons & over 200 productions!
July 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

Sign -Ups for BRADY BUNCH STAGED READINGS
For Adults, Teens and Children over 10

Neverland is looking for something fun, silly, creative and easy to produce towards the end of the summer that will also serve as a Neverland summer fundraiser.

Since some of us at Neverland are life long Brady Bunch fans, we thought it would be fun to do staged reading of some of the classic episodes. (In between scenes we will do classic 70's TV commercials.)

The twist will be that all ages can play the children. You can be 60 and play Cindy Brady, etc.

It will be sort of like You're a Good Man Charlie where adults portray the children. And of course children can portray children. Not sure yet if children can play adults. Cast will be in costume so plan on looking silly.

in 1992 a comedy troupe in Chicago staged Brady Bunch readings with adults and it ran for quite a long time and was a big hit with audiences.

We may even stage some of their famous musical numbers when they portrayed 'The Silver Platters"!

Neverland Director Andy Diskes saw the Brady Kids live on stage (twice) at Knott's Berry Farm as a kid.

He even wrote to the show asking to be on it. He is sure that he has the rejection letter stored away somewhere. But got an autographed photo as consolation.

If you are interested in signing up, please email Andy Diskes at neverlandtheatre@comcast.net .

Let us know if you are open for any role or only will accept one role. We will then assemble the best casts we can. There is potential for several casts. We may have an all adult cast, and an all child cast and an age-appropriate cast.

If there is not interest by Monday, July 1 we will shelf this project for a future time. So if you have an interest and want to sign up, please let us know and don't want til the deadline is over. It should be a groovy good time!

Directed by Andrew Diskes
PLEASE EMAIL ANDY at NEVERLANDTHEATRE@COMCAST.NET to sign up to be in the production.

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

INFORMATION:

SHOW DATES
August 9 - 11 (number of performances will depend upon number of people interested but each person will portray their role a minimum of two times. They can portray other characters in other performances if they would like.)

REHEARSAL INFO:
Rehearsal begins Thursday, July 18.

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
6pm to 9:30pm
(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 (younger cast members can leave earlier).

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 - $100
Ages 15 thru 17 - $125
Ages 14 and under - $150

Sibling and Parent/Child Discount: 10 percent off total show fee.

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 8 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.

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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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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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