Philip White and Jill A. Hargrave participated in Readers Theatre’s “A Night To Remember.” The program now is called the Apron Series
So you’ve never been enticed by the bright lights of Broadway but you’d like to try your hand in local theater if it didn’t involve such a big commitment? Well, has Vero Beach Theatre Guild got just the thing for you!
Formerly known as the Readers Theatre, the new Apron Series has four “front of the grand drape” readings scheduled. (The grand drape is the curtain typically opened and closed during performances to reveal or conceal the stage and scenery from the audience.)
Jon Putzke, president of the board of directors, and a frequent director of Vero Beach Theatre Guild shows, considers the series “a great way to get your feet wet."
He recognizes it can be intimidating at first because there aren't a lot of rehearsals, "but having the script in hand helps build the confidence...
Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, collectively known as JONES HOPE WOOTEN, are three of the most popular and widely-produced playwrights in the United States. They specialize in laugh-out-loud comedies and creating vivid roles for women. Their commitment to supporting local theatres across the nation has built them a following of legions of loyal fans.
Often referred to as "America's Playwrights," between them, they've written classic television, hit movies, Off-Broadway comedy and their plays are published exclusively by Dramatists Play Service. Thousands of productions of their comedies - including popular perennials like “The Dixie Swim Club,” “Dearly Beloved,” “Christmas Belles,” “The Red Velvet Cake War,” “Always a Bridesmaid,” and “The Savannah Sipping Society” have entertained millions of theatre-goers across the nation and around the world.
This season the Vero Beach Theatre Guild will op...
The Vero Beach Theatre Guild has a brand new schedule and platform for the upcoming 2018-2019 season! For the first time in its 60 year history there will be a show each and every month of the year! The Guild went to a six-show season when the board decided it wanted to operate on a year- round basis, then added four staged play readings in front of the grand drape, affectionately deemed the Apron Series.
The main stage line-up features five contemporary plays and a perennial favorite musical.
The new season opens July 10 with “The Dixie Swim Club”, a touching comedy about friendships that last forever by the comedic playwright team of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. The production features a cast of five women who reunite every year for more than 40 years at a North Carolina beach house. The banter that ensues is hilarious, “very funny” according to the show’s director Art Pingree.
The book version by Harper Lee was published in 1960, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was made into an Oscar award-winning movie starring Gregory Peck in 1962. “To Kill a Mockingbird” has become a classic of American literature showcasing a child’s and community’s loss of innocence amid repressed civil rights and the conflicts of justice and intolerance; equality and bigotry.
The weighty topic concerning life in 1930s Jim Crow-era Alabama is brilliantly presented by Vero Beach Theatre Guild actors in a play of the same name. By the play’s conclusion on opening night, the audience was moved by the stunning imagery portrayed onstage as well as reflective about issues of prejudice which still plague America. This presentation is a tour de force on many levels and the Guild cast, director and tech...
Thanks to our entire community for the incredible success of our most ambitious fundraiser ever. The February Theatre Festival in honor of our 60 years as your community theatre consisted of a musical revue, a dinner gala and silent auction and the staged reading of plays dubbed the Apron Series became the crowning jewel of the entire festival. Five performances were given over four days featuring over 35 actors, many of them new to The Guild!
We are so honored and excited to have new talent joining the ranks of guild regulars. This is the true spirit of community theatre and we can't wait to see what will surely be a positive impact on our 2018-2019 season.