Tuesday, May 28, 2013
A staged reading of the performance group In Good Company Inc's in-development production 'To Reach the Golden Door' will round out the 2012-2013 season of Munroe Saturday Nights this Saturday, June 1.
The following information was provided on behalf of Munroe Saturday Nights. A new musical in a staged reading, featuring an intergenerational cast, will present the final Munroe Saturday Nights event of the 2012-2013 season on June 1. The play, “To Reach the Golden Door,” is being developed by the new performance group In Good Company, Inc., which presents musical theatre productions tied to historical events. “To Reach the Golden Door” is written by acclaimed Boston-area playwright Joyce VanDyke with musical direction by Mary Neumann and stage direction by Melanie Garber. “To Reach the Golden Door” will be presented at the Community of Christ, 1386 Mass Ave (across the street from Munroe Center for the Arts) in order to accommodate a …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
John Minigan’s “Concordance,” a play about obsessions of faith, passion and affection set in eighteenth century London, will be featured in a play reading that headlines the next Munroe Saturday Nights event on May 18.
The following information was provided on behalf of Munroe Saturday Nights. John Minigan’s “Concordance,” a play about obsessions of faith, passion and affection set in eighteenth century London, will be featured in a play reading that headlines the next Munroe Saturday Nights event on May 18. The drama focuses on 18th century Bible scholar Alexander Cruden who – armed with only a butter knife -- attempts to cut his way to freedom from London’s notorious Bethnal Green madhouse. Interrupted when Christiana, a 16-year-old blind girl, invades his cell to avoid the sexual advances of the madhouse under-keeper, Christiana discovers that the roots of Alexander’s madness reach back to a haunting secret he has worked for decades to escape. The …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Medieval music performance group Diabolis in Musica will headline the next Munroe Saturday Nights event, taking place this Saturday, March 9.
Information in this report was provided by Munroe Saturday Nights. In medieval times, the tritone was considered to be “the devil in music” and was to be avoided at all costs. But Diabolis in Musica--the featured act in next Munroe Saturday Nights performance--has taken the tritone, and medieval music, to new places. The group explains, “Diabolis in Musica is a street party – if that party happened in 1399 or in a gypsy encampment under a desert moon. Our music is antique but our arrangements are grounded on the assumption that people have always loved to dance and laugh.” A medieval music performance group, Diabolis in Musica will headline the next Munroe Saturday Nights event, at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, March 9. The program will be …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Munroe Saturday Nights, which brings free arts programming to the greater Lexington community, seeks new members of its planning team.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The upcoming edition of Munroe Saturday Nights will feature Deirdre Girard’s “Widow’s Walk” as directed by Melinda Lopez.
Award winning director, playwright and actress Melinda Lopez will direct Deirdre Girard’s new play, “Widow’s Walk,” in a play reading that headlines the next Munroe Saturday Nights event, scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 2. The reading features a professional cast, appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association, according to a press release, and will be presented at the Community of Christ, located at 1386 Massachusetts Ave. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free, though donations are accepted. As well, eservations are encouraged for what organizers anticiapte will be a standing room-only event. Make yours by emaling: Saturdays@munroecenter.com. From the press release: Deirdre Girard received her MFA in playwriting from Boston …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Acclaimed jazz quartet Fretless will perform jazz and Broadway standards this Saturday, Jan. 12.
The following information was provided on behalf of the Munroe Center for the Arts. Fretless, the acclaimed vocal jazz quartet, will star in the next Munroe Saturday Nights event, to be held at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 12. In order to accommodate a larger audience, the performance will take place at the Community of Christ, 1386 Massachusetts Ave. in Lexington, across the street from the Munroe Center for the Arts. Munroe Saturday Nights is delighted to present “Fretless” in performance. Fretless is an a cappella quartet that weaves the soprano, alto, tenor, and bass voices of four accomplished performers into a tapestry of lush harmonies. T he group, now in its 14th year, chose its name to represent the musical freedom -- and …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The upcoming Munroe Saturday Nights event on Dec. 8 in Lexington will feature the Concord Academy Poetry Slam Collaborative and a number of seasoned poets with Lexington ties.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The following announcement was provided on behalf of the Munroe Center for the Arts. The written and spoken word, as explored through plays and poetry, take center stage in the next Munroe Saturday Nights event, to be held at 7:30 p.m. this Sataurday, Dec. 8. Munroe’s acclaimed practice of offering staged readings of new plays will continue with the first of this season’s play reading series, which will encompass the first half of the Dec. 8 program. Works by Massachusetts playwrights Don Cohen, Melinda Lopez and Maxine Lopez-Keough, and Michael Towers will be presented. Cohen, a Lexington resident who will also direct the evening’s plays, offers two compelling monologues, “Anne at Sixteen” and “Samson.” The Lopez duo offers us “Bad …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Here's a roundup of five things to do this weekend in Concord, Bedford and Lexington.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you won't want to miss this weekend around town. 1. TEDxWaldenPond Where/When: Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, 40 Stow St, Concord; 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, Why Go: TEDx Walden Pond's inaugural event kicks off with featured speakers and entertainers David Ropeik, Polly Peterson, Siri Smedvig, Jonathan and Katharine Glass, Prema Bhakti Band, Adele Fleet Bacow, Dr. Deborah Diamond, Jackie Woodside, Jillian Vorce, Drew Scott Pearlman and Anna Huckabee Tull. Pricing: $99 2. Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography Where/When: National…
Friday, September 7, 2012
A roundup of five things to do this weekend.
It’s Friday, and you’ve been working for the weekend. So Patch is coming to the rescue with some of your best bets for spending your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Lexington, Concord and beyond. 1. Munroe Center for the Arts Open House Where/When: Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8 Why Go: It's an open house at the Munroe Center for the Arts. In the Ceramics Studio, Carmela Goguen and friends and students will be having their annual Throw-a-Thon to make bowls for the December charity event, Empty Bowls. The rest of the building will be open with representation by the Dance Inn, Lexington School of Ballet, …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The performing arts series begins its third season on Saturday, Sep. 8, featuring a performance by the Lexington-based Betty’s Bounce.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The following was provided on behalf of the Munroe Center for the Arts. Betty’s Bounce, a local jazz trio performing the evocative, toe-tapping music known as ‘Gypsy Jazz,’ will kick off the third season of the Munroe Saturday Nights performing arts series in Lexington on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Based in Lexington, Betty’s Bounce performs music in the style of Django Reinhardt, which originated in France in the 1930s. Reinhardt teamed with violinist Stéphane Grappelli to co-found the “Quintette du Hot Club de France,” whose music from the 1930’s and 40’s epitomized the genre. The repertoire of Betty’s Bounce includes classics from that period but also modern popular tunes played with a “gypsy” twist. The Betty’s Bounce concert, …