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Newington Mainstage presentes GREY GARDENS: The Musical

This weekend only – OCTOBER 4-6 Friday & Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm *Saturday evening’s performance includes a post-show meet & greet with JERRY TORRE, star of the original 1975 “Grey Gardens” documentary!*

John Wallace Middle School 71 Halleran Drive, Newington, CT (please note the change in venue from previous announcements)

“GREY GARDENS: The Musical” chronicles the life of eccentric socialite “Big Edie” Bouvier Beale and her daughter, “Little Edie” (the aunt and… Continue reading

Rub elbows with Jackie O’s scandalous relatives, as Newington Mainstage presents the Connectcut Premiere of GREY GARDENS, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical, October 4-6.

Meet Edith “Big Edie” Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edith “Little Edie” Beale – once the highest of high society, who became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses, living in a dilapidated 28-room mansion with 51 cats, cobwebs and virtually no plumbing. Set in two eras – 1941, when the celebrated estate was the picture of wealth… Continue reading

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Newington Mainstage is seeking submissions for the role of “Brooks” for their upcoming production of “GREY GARDENS: The Musical”.

Brooks Sr./Brooks Jr. –  (African-American actor, mid 20’s-late 30s) will portray loyal family butler Brooks Sr. in Act One, and landscaper Brooks Jr., as well as a member of the ensemble, in Act Two. Handles the Beale family and their foibles with weary good humor. Vocal range: baritone, C3-E4. (minimal singing required – can be a non-singer)… Continue reading

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Newington Mainstage is seeking a “Young Little Edie Beale” for their October production of “GREY GARDENS: The Musical”.

Young Little Edie Beale (20s, mix/belt to D5, soprano to B-flat 6) Referred to as Body Beautiful Beale. Engaged to Joseph Kennedy, Jr. She is young, full of life, and can’t decide whether she wants a life of fame or family. Speaks with a distinct Long Island dialect. Should move well. (This is the young version of the character Drew Barrymore played… Continue reading

THE GIRLS ARE BACK IN TOWN… AGAIN! NEWINGTON MAINSTAGE TO REMOUNT “THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: CAPS & GOWNS” MAY 18 & 19!

The girls are back in town! (and this time, hopefully blizzard-free!!) Newington Mainstage was thrilled to be presenting the East Coast premiere of “The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns” – the highly anticipated sequel to last year’s sold-out smash – in February, but Mother Nature had other plans!

The major blizzard, which shut-down most of the state, forced the… Continue reading

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“Can you spell H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S?”

Get out your dictionaries! Newington Mainstage is thrilled to be presenting the Tony Award winning musical comedy, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE – one of Broadway’s most buzzed about hits – for one weekend only, April 26-28, 2013!

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hip musical comedy which follows six young people in the throes of puberty, who are overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, as they… Continue reading

Newington Mainstage is thrilled to present the East Coast premiere of “The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns” – the highly anticipated sequel to last year’s sold-out smash – THIS WEEKEND! Join us at the Springfield High School graduation where we reunite with the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves (and take a peek into their futures!) we are treated to the girls performing classic… Continue reading

Newington Mainstage is thrilled to present the fourth in their series of Brodway Master Classes – OWNING IT! with Broadway leading lady LAUREN KENNEDY – on Wednesday, December 19th at 7pm!

This performance technique class will make sure you give a standout performance – every time! Lauren will work with you one-on-one to mine the hidden gems in your performance materials while providing vocal techniques that enhance your performance. Whether you’ve already landed the job or are focused on bringing… Continue reading

Newington Mainstage will hold open auditions for their spring production of BIG RIVER on Tuesday, October 9th and Monday, October 15th, from 7:00-9:30pm, both evenings.

BIG RIVER is the musical adaptation of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with music by Roger Miller. All ages & ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of BIG RIVER or you are welcome and encouraged to sing from the show. Also, you may be asked to… Continue reading

Join Newington Mainstage as we welcome Broadway star & Connecticut native MARISSA PERRY with her HAIRSPRAY Master Class on Saturday, October, 13th at 4pm! Marissa starred as Tracy Turnblad in HAIRSPRAY on Broadway, and was most recently seen in the Original Broadway Cast of SISTER ACT. This is the second in Newington Mainstage’s Broadway Master Class series, following a Musical Theatre Audition Technique class, lead by Richard Vida (Broadway & National tour of LES MISÉRABLES) on September 29th.

In… Continue reading

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