Advice To The Players’ Arts Center at 12 Main has opened with a bang, offering summer concerts, an exhibition and two evenings of short theatre pieces. The Voice of the Soprano (Sax) on July 1, the exhibit of theatre posters, Graphic Design and the Performing Arts, and On Stage at 12 Main on June 26 & 27, drew new and familiar faces to the freshly minted arts center, which is a warm and welcoming space on Main Street in Center Sandwich.
Next up, on July 8, gifted local jazz/blues singer Trish Jackson will be accompanied by David Young on bass, and there will be a staged reading of Joan Ackermann’s Ice Glen on Saturday, July 11. Following that, on July 15, is the third concert in the series, featuring Stanza XXI. This vocal quartet spotlights the vocal agility of the quartet of Mary Edes, Ellen Farnum, Martell Spagnolo, and Hans Stafford. These four good friends will warm your hearts with the rich vocal harmony of four-part a cappella singing. Their repertoire includes a mix of jazz standards, ballads, show tunes and classic “hits.” A little bit of this, a little bit of that, old and new songs, serious and silly. Come listen and be glad!
Summer Concerts 2015 presents a concert each Wednesday from now through August 26. All concerts are by donation, and begin at 7:30 PM. Light refreshments are also available by donation. After the July 11 performance, the Studio Theatre series takes a break until August 1, while Paul Rudnick’s I Hate Hamlet plays the Town Hall Theatre. In this comedy, a young TV star rents a gothic NYC apartment, and we meet a psychic realtor, a blissfully idealistic girlfriend, a hot-shot LA producer, a chain-smoking agent and John Barrymore’s ghost. I Hate Hamlet runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday from July 17 to July 26.
The Arts Center is open for exhibition viewing and ticket sales on Wednesday through Friday from noon to 6 and Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 6. It is closed Monday & Tuesday. The box office stays open after 6 for evening events. The current exhibit will be up until Sunday, July 26.
For information call 603-284-7115 or visit www.advicetotheplayers.org.