Production and Performance Class
A brilliant blend of heartwarming and funny, this terrific play showcases nine scenes of love and loss in the mythic Almost, Maine. This show offers all students the opportunity for multiple featured roles. On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream. This workshop production includes four fully-mounted public performances in the 100-seat Pluss Theatre. Registration for this class will commit actors to full participation through May 11, 2014
Audition Requirements/ Schedule: There is no audition required to sign up for this production class. Students will be cast within the first few classes. There are multiple good roles for all students. Please read the rehearsal and performance schedule carefully to determine if you are able to participate. The winter and the early spring semester are scheduled like our traditional class offerings (one class meeting per week), while there are additional rehearsals in April and early May 2014 immediately prior to the performances. Note that we may have individual calls for some of these April and May rehearsals (calling only certain students to certain rehearsals). Also note that there is a mandatory performance on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11. Some scheduling conflicts, especially during the winter semester, can be accommodated, but if you will be out of town for the majority of rehearsals or for any performances, please do not enroll in this class.
Drop Policy after Casting: Students will have four business days to drop this class after the posting of the cast list (which is traditionally on or before week three) with no penalty. After four business days from the public posting of the cast list, tuition will be non-refundable.
Media Comments about Almost, Maine: "…a whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts." —NY Times. "A charmer…Unexpected magic lingers in the air like someone's breath on a cold winter's night. John Cariani aims for the heart by way of the funny bone." —Star-Ledger. "Utterly endearing…It's hard not to warm up to ALMOST, MAINE. A crowd-pleaser." —Broadway.com. "Sweet, poignant and witty." —NY Daily News. "A snowy charmer…These nine tales of love in the time of frostbite have a winning glow that proves surprisingly contagious." —NY Sun.
Almost, Maine Full Rehearsal Schedule:
General Class Rehearsals, January through March 2014:
Mondays, January 6 – March 31, 2014 from 6pm-8pm
Intensive Run-Through Rehearsals, Dress and Tech, April/May 2014:
Sunday, April 6 from 12-6pm
Monday, April 7 from 5-9pm
Sunday, April 13 from 12-6pm
*Wednesday, April 23 from 5-9pm
*Thursday, April 24 from 5-9pm
Sunday, April 27 from 12-6pm
Monday, April 28 from 5-9pm
Sunday, May 4 from 12-8pm; TECH rehearsal
Monday-Tuesday, May 5-6 from 5-10pm; DRESS Rehearsals
*Note these are Wed & Thurs rehearsals due to the Passover & Easter holidays
Performances, May 2014:
Wednesday, May 7 at 6:30pm; Opening Night Performance
Thursday, May 8 at 6:30pm
Saturday, May 10 at 8pm
Sunday, May 11 at 6:30pm (Mother’s Day)