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Marcia Gardner

Final Bow

Remembering Marcia Gardnerby Eric Schaeffer

One of the brightest lights at Signature just went out. Marcia “Marsh’ Gardner was a jack of all trades at Signature Theatre. I had the great pleasure of working with her for the past 23 years. Marcia started as an actor in our production of......

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Meet the Audience

Meet Laura Daileyby Manny Strauss

Meet The Audience introduces you to the dynamic theatregoers in our area. Each week we will publish a response like this one from Laura Dailey. During the month of January, each audience member whose response is published on...

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Artist Insight

10 Questions — Helen Pafumiby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: A Hula dance piece. I lived in Hawaii until the age of 10, in a fairly rural farming area. So there was not much in the way of actual theatre, but the dancing was incredible. Most people don’t realize how...

Tracy Turnblad (Carolyn Cole, center) and the cast of <em>Hairspray</em>. Photo by Christopher Mueller.

The Theatre Experience

A New Brand of "Hairspray"by Manny Strauss

Just as no two snowflakes are identical, the same can be said for theatrical productions. That’s part of the magic of live theatre. Signature Theatre’s current production of Hairspray exemplifies this...

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Artist Insight

10 Questions — Eric Schaefferby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: The King and I at Fleetwood High School. And it was good too!
First involvement in a theatrical production: I was in Godspell playing Jeffrey in 6th grade.
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Liz Callaway with a student at the ArtSpeak! program presented on November 11, 2011.

The Theatre Experience

Habit Formingby Manny Strauss

Everyone seems to have their own story about their first experiences going to the theatre. Mark Shugoll was drawn to theatregoing by “twofers” while growing up on Long Island. He and a friend started going twice a month to...

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Meet the Audience

Meet Charlie Fontanaby Manny Strauss

Meet The Audience, introduces you to the dynamic theatregoers in our area. Each week we will publish a response like this one from Charlie Fontana. During the month of January, each audience member whose response is published on...

The cast of Theater J's production of <em>The Religion Thing</em> with Renee Calarco.  <em>Photo by C. Stanley Photography</em>

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Family Timeby Manny Strauss

Spending time with family around the holidays has usually been an impossible dream for busy and accomplished theatre artists Renee and Joe Calarco. These siblings are always working on the next play, project (including projects for...

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Artist Insight

10 Questions — Renee Calarcoby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: Twigs by George Furth. I was 9 and went to see it with my best friend and her parents.
First involvement in a theatrical production: In fourth grade, I was one of the vonTrapp...

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Artist Insight

10 Questions — Joe Calarcoby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: The first show I ever saw was a production of Bells Are Ringing at a community theater in my hometown, Rochester, New York. The first professional production I ever saw was a tour of The Wiz...

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