Nov 192017
 
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Carly BennettEssex Community Players invite you to be a member of our “live studio audience” when we bring Philip Grecian’s stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE to Essex Memorial Hall, December 1-3 and 8-10!

WONDERFUL LIFE is the beloved holiday story of George Bailey, the everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty,  and whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save and from despair, and to remind him–by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born–that his has been, after all, a wonderful life!

Jo ann Yurchesym, Katherine Hashem, Sadie Lavallee, Jed HashemIT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE RADIO PLAY runs December 1-3 and December 8-10 at Memorial Hall, 5 Towers Road in Essex. Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2:00.

Tickets ($18 regular price and $16 for children/students and seniors) are available here at the Players’ website now!

Our “Essex Gives Back” charity for this performance is Aunt Dot’s Place, Essex’s newest food shelf.

 

From the Essex Players to you and yours–Merry Christmas!

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Oct 192017
 
SPECIAL AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
 
Essex Players will be conducting an extended round of auditions for stage age 10 – 14 boys to complete our cast of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: the Radio Play. This session will be held at Memorial Hall, on Towers Road in Essex on Saturday, Oct 21 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.
 
Production dates are December 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10 at Memorial Hall.
 
For more information contact Donna Boisselle at 878 – 7763 or Don MacKechnie 899 – 2699
Oct 122017
 

He’s here!  Dracula has arrived at Memorial Hall!  Get your tickets now for this epic tale of good versus evil.  Join Abram Van Helsing and all the brave souls for ECP’s production of Dracula opening 10/13 and playing for 3 weekends.  Tickets are available on this web page, by phone, or in person at the box office.  The blood is the life!  Be there.

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Oct 092017
 

Always dreamed of being a part of the classic Christmas tradition, “It’s a Wonderful Life?” ECP is having auditions for their radio-show-style live theatre adaptation of “It’s a Wonderful Life” on  Sunday, October 15thTuesday, October 17th and Wednesday, October 18th (all from 6:30-9:00pm at Memorial Hall). Come try out for this unique and fun take on the classic!

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Sep 242017
 

Dying to see Dracula? Waiting for A Wonderful Life? Having Doubt? Want to know Who came to Dinner? Satisfy your curiosity by purchasing your tickets to our line-up of productions in our 2017 – 2018 Season. Click on the “Tickets” tab above and make your selection(s) while the best seats in the house are still available. If you have any questions, send a note to tickets@essexplayers.com and we’ll get an answer to you as soon as possible. The ECP Box Office will open on for the season on Saturday, September 30, from 9am to 1pm. Continue reading »

Aug 102017
 

Essex Community Players is pleased to announce the cast for our fall 2017 production of “Dracula”

Originally dramatized by John L. Balderston & Hamilton Deane from Bram Stoker’s world-famous novel, Dracula. As adapted by William McNulty.

Dracula – Just about everybody has heard the story, and has a reaction to it.  It’s a delicious mingling of horror and the supernatural.  For our production, the audience will be dislodged from the familiar here and now, transported seamlessly from one mysterious location to another, and drawn into a world filled with combat, magic, screams, with, of course, lots of blood. In the very end, the audience will wake from their trance and wonder what just happened.

Performance dates:    Oct 13 – 15, Oct 20 – 22 and Oct 27, 28, 2017

Curtain time is 7:30 pm on all Friday evenings and Saturday evenings through Oct 21. Matinee performances on Sundays, and Saturday Oct 28 begin at 2:00pm

Dracula is directed by Cheri Gagnon and Produced by Andrew MacKechnie.

The Cast:

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Jul 162017
 

Essex Community Players is proud to present Dracula in October 2017. This iconic work by Bram Stoker was adapted to stage by William McNulty in 2007 and promises all the gothic horror fun you could want. Director Cheri Gagnon and her technical team have developed an exciting and cutting edge tech package to support the actors in their pursuit of blood, screams, dark humor, and the fight of good against evil. This is a physically demanding show; come dressed for movement and fun! Additional information (UPDATED) can be linked after the jump – Audition Information

May 032017
 

Eliza and Henry 2George Bernard Shaw’s classic comedy, Pygmalion opens Thursday, May 4th and runs through Sunday, May 14th. Show times are ThursdayFriday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday matinees at 2:00Performances will be presented in Essex Memorial Hall at 5 Tower Road in Essex. Tickets are $16 for children and seniors, and $18 for adults.

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