New At The Guild!

“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you,” wrote Joseph Heller in his 1961 novel Catch-22.

Whether we Americans, as a lot, are paranoid is debatable. What’s not debatable is that we have an affinity for–if not an outright obsession with–conspiracies and conspiracy theories. But why? Why, after more than fifty years, can so many among us still refuse to accept official accounts of the JFK assassination? That the moon landing was real? That Elvis didn’t fake his own death?

           

The Vero Beach Theatre Guild will open the Steven Dietz’s conspiracy-grounded thriller YANKEE TAVERN on Tuesday, September 11. Set five years after the events of September 11, 2001, the play uses the mother of all conspiracy theories as the conceit for a powerful and frightening thriller that confronts our search for closure through endless tall tales.

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Guild volunteers, notate your December calendars for Sunday, December 16th at 2 pm.   After years on the road, the Guild’s traveling troupe of musical theatre soloists, Guild on the Go, will be coming home to perform a free concert for Guild volunteers. New York New York Chicago! – will be the latest version of Guild on the Go’s popular holiday show.  For December, 2018, this show is already booked at The Brennity of Pointe West, Oak Harbor, Pelican Landing, Regency Park, The Renaissance and Vista Royale, with two others pending. 
Guild on the Go has been under the direction of Larry Strauss since 2012.  Current members are Scott Freshley, Lily Jaramillo, Shara Kyles, Alex Martinez, Katrin Peck, Amber Riggle, Robbi Rose and technical director, Shawn Webber.  During the year they perform the latest version of another original Guild on the Go show that has been running for six years, Name That Musical.   L...

Dear Guild Family,

            I once read that to change the shape of an ice cube, you have to let it thaw first! Once it has been reduced to a warm puddle, you can reshape it and create a whole new shape, a whole new dimension. And there’s that word again, “change.” If there’s just one word that has echoed through halls of our campus during the past 18 months, it’s CHANGE.

            As I enter into my second season on the Guild Board of Directors and as a second year President, I hope that you are enjoying the many changes that were planted by the Board last year and are now coming to fruition this season. The Guild is now operating as a year round theatre when we opened our first show DIXIE SWIM CLUB in July. And what a show that was! Director Art Pingree had a marvelous cast! Change brought about the talented Tony nominated Michael Naffziger as our staff Set De...

The Guild is excited to announce that its 61st season will incorporate reader’s theatre productions known as the Apron Series as part of its regular lineup.  Last season there were five such productions which were performed during the February Theatre Festival.  The response was so favorable that we’ve decided to include at least four Apron productions each season.  
Apron productions are so named because they are performed on the part of the stage known as the “apron” in front of the theatre drape.  Actors read from the script and use vocal expression rather than visual expression with sets and props to tell a story. For new and aspiring actors, this style is a great way to get involved and get your feet wet or be involved in performances that require a lesser time commitment for rehearsals and productions. 
This season The Guild will present four Apron productions.    Sherman Sergel’s “12 Angry Me...

Are you interested in using genuine Theatrical Makeup products to create your characters as a performer?  Are you fascinated by airbrushed face painting, special effects makeup, or simply how to look your best when you go out?  Makeup Artist Rob Volsky has announced the launch of Theatrical Makeup Workshops at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild, starting this fall.  Held every other week, the ongoing workshops are suited to all skill levels, and hands-on training includes practice on actual performers in Guild productions and other local performance venues. Online resources are provided on his Facebook page: Character Makeup Club. There is no tuition for the workshops at the present time, but students are encouraged to order basic supplies to begin their own personal kits.  This is a great workshop for performers as well as for future theatrical makeup artists.  Class size is limited to 12 students, and will be open to...

The Guild welcomes two new talented individuals who have already made a splash with this season’s opener “The Dixie Swim Club.” 


Set Designer, Michael Naffziger is a Tony nominated theatre educator and currently the Theatre Director for the award-winning theatre program at Indian River Charter High School – Schumann School for the Visual and Performing Arts.  Prior to moving to Vero Beach, Michael was the owner of the D Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles, the Resident Director at The Lewis Family Playhouse and toured with Redlands Civic Light Opera.  In addition to his productions at the Charter High School and the Theatre Guild, his work and designs have been produced in Tampa at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, the TECO Theatre, and the Tampa Theatre.  Michael is the founder and director of The Actors Academy and specializes in the use of acting technique to discover honesty in the art.  Michael reside...

Long-time Volunteer, Sue Nalepa was awarded the "Jacobus Siebert Hazen Award" for her Years of Service Above and Beyond at the 2017/18 Annual Genie Awards Banquet this past June.  Sue and her husband, Larry moved to Sebastian in 1986 and began attending shows at The Guild to meet new friends. Sue began her volunteer work with her husband building sets. She went on to serve many aspects of the theatre’s productions from costumes and ushering to lighting and stage managing. Sue has also appeared on stage in a few productions including “Bye Bye Birdie.” Sue is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has a degree in Physical Therapy. She retired five years ago but we won’t be saying “Bye Bye” to Sue anytime soon. She enjoys her work with the Guild and we are so grateful to have her. Thank you Sue Nalepa for your dedicated work.

Milo Hassloch hails from Kentucky, but has also lived extensively in Louisiana, Texas a...

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