Blog entries tagged with 2010-2011 season

More Awards News: Huntington Receives 12 Elliot Norton Award Nominations

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 04/24/2012 10:14 AM

The IRNE Awards were presented last night, and so now our attention turns to the Boston Theatre Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards , to be presented on Monday, May 21. The 2012 Elliot Norton Awards will honor productions that played April ...

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Huntington Sweeps IRNE Awards!

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 04/24/2012 10:57 AM

Huntington dramaturg Charles Haughland with playwright Stephen Karam ( Sons of the Prophet ) It was a joy-filled night for the Huntington at the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards presentation yesterday as our our 2011 productions ...

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We've Received 39 IRNE Award Nominations!

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 03/06/2012 11:56 AM

We've received 39 IRNE Award nominations from the Independent Reviewers of New England, which recognized each our 2011 productions. The 39 nominations are five more than we received for our 2010 productions and more than twice as many as any other...

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Huntington Theatre Company tops honors lists for 2011

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 12/30/2011 12:14 PM

As 2011 comes to a close, we're thrilled and honored to see Huntington productions staged here and elsewhere recognized:   • The Boston Globe — Don Aucoin #1:  Ruined #2:  Candide #5:  Richard III   • The Boston Phoenix — Carolyn Clay #2:  Candide...

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The Darling Buds of...June?

by: Thom Dunn at 06/01/2011 11:03 AM

I woke up this morning and the first thing I thought to myself was "June? When did it suddenly become  June ?" Now, logic would dictate that it became June after the month of May was all said and done, but for those of us here at the Huntington, t...

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Sons of the Prophet: 5 Days til Tech Rehearsals

by: Rebecca Bellan at 03/22/2011 11:18 AM

Sons of the Prophet , a surprising comedy about two brothers dealing with the death of their father and the illness of their uncle, is well on its way to production. Tech is this Sunday, so the shops are working hard to get the set and costumes...

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Educating Rita vs Sons of the Prophet

by: Rebecca Bellan at 03/07/2011 11:32 AM

Most of the shops on Huntington Ave are busy juggling two productions. With Educating Rita opening in two weeks and Sons of the Prophet beginning rehearsal next week, Props, Paints, and Sound have a lot on their hands. Antique Morris chair In the...

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Educating Rita: First Rehearsal Day For Props & Costumes

by: Rebecca Bellan at 02/15/2011 11:39 AM

Progress in Costumes and Props is underway for the upcoming production of Educating Rita. The first rehearsal for the play was yesterday, and the costume shop used this opportunity to sketch out the many quick costume changes that the main...

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Educating Rita and Obama's Plan for US Community Colleges

by: Charles Haugland at 03/07/2013 11:44 AM

Educating Rita starts previews this Friday, and in a fascinating coincidence, the subject of adult learners and continuing education is all over the news.   In the play, Rita is a hairdresser who discovers a passion for learning and English...

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Educated by Rita

by: Nicholas Vargas, Assistant to the Director at 03/03/2013 11:46 AM

The astounding thing about the theatre is how it requires a level of excellence and precision equal to, if not greater than, film and TV — but it's live! A not-so-brilliant or original realization, I know, but one that needs restating as often as...

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Educating Rita with a Hot Pot of Coffee

by: Nicholas Vargas, Assistant to the Director at 02/22/2011 11:47 AM

Educating Rita  Assistant Director Nicholas Vargas has been receiving his own education in the rehearsal room, mainly involving British dialects and slang terms. He shares his thoughts and observations following the first week of rehearsal working...

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Judgement Day: Richard III The Musical?

by: Jon Trenchard at 11/16/2010 12:06 PM

The actors of Propeller Theatre Company all do double duty, playing characters in both Richard III and The Comedy of Errors , the two plays that will be performed in repertory when Propeller visits the Huntington in the spring. Jon Trenchard does...

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Ruined Actors Blog: Adrian Roberts

by: Adrian Roberts at 11/02/2010 12:14 PM

Ruined is currently in rehearsals at La Jolla Playhouse and will come to the Huntington in Boston. Actor Adrian Roberts offers an inside look at the process. Greetings from the Congo, We have been in rehearsal now for two weeks. It has been both...

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Aiming High: The Richard III Requiem Mass

by: Jon Trenchard at 11/07/2010 12:20 PM

The actors of Propeller Theatre Company all do double duty, playing characters in both Richard III and The Comedy of Errors , the two plays that will be performed in repertory when Propeller visits the Huntington in the spring. Jon Trenchard does...

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Shirley, VT Young Artists Blog: Gregory Pember

by: Gregory Pember at 11/12/2010 12:31 PM

From Gregory Pember ("Jared" in SpeakEasy Stage Company's production of Body Awareness ): It’s hard to imagine that in two weeks I will no longer be a part of this amazing show or working so intimately with this creative and supportive cast.  This...

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My Night In Shirley, VT

by: Meg O'Brien at 11/11/2010 12:33 PM

As most of my time is spent working with high school students, it’s always a great pleasure when I am able to utilize my teaching skills with a group of adults. Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation is currently playing, and I have just spent...

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Shirley, VT Young Artists Blog: Marie Polizzano

by: Marie Polizzano at 11/11/2010 12:59 PM

So here we are, only ONE more week left of Circle Mirror Transformation . I have to admit, I am already feeling a bit blue! This experience has been incredibly special to me for so many reasons, and I keep learning something new (about the play, o...

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Ruined Actors Blog: Adrian Roberts

by: Adrian Roberts at 11/10/2010 01:03 PM

Ruined is currently in rehearsals at La Jolla Playhouse and will come to the Huntington in Boston. Actor Adrian Roberts offers an inside look at the process. The Ruined cast for the La Jolla Playhouse/Huntington Theatre Company/Berkley Rep...

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In the News: Circle Mirror Transformation & Vengeance is the Lord's

by: Rebecca Curtiss at 11/09/2010 01:41 PM

With all that we've got happening at the Huntington these days, it's not surprising that we've been popping up in the news. In case you missed them the first time around, here are a few items you may want to check out. Betsy Aidem (Marty) in Circl...

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Vengeance Is The Lord's: From Shops to Stage

by: Rebecca Bellan at 11/08/2010 01:46 PM

It’s nice to see how the puzzle pieces fit together to create something great. A week ago, the pieces of production for Vengeance in the Lord’s were still in their shops. But since then the staff have been busy making a masterpiece on stage. With...

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Vengeance Is The Lord's: Lights & Sound

by: Rebecca Bellan at 10/29/2010 01:49 PM

Paints, props, and costumes aren’t the only shops that are making waves in the production of Vengeance is the Lord’s . In fact, lighting and sound departments are putting into action some really cool ideas for the upcoming production. Kat Herzig,...

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In The Shops — Thanksgiving Dinner

by: Rebecca Bellan at 10/26/2010 01:53 PM

Production for Vengeance is the Lord’s is moving right along. The shops on Huntington Ave. are busy working hard and working on schedule. Extension Wall The Paint shop is doing almost everything at once right now. They are working on varnishing th...

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Shirley, VT Young Artists Blog: Marie Polizzano

by: Marie Polizzano at 10/22/2010 01:57 PM

Hi there! This is Marie writing again to update you on our status with Circle Mirror Transformation . We opened on Wednesday night, and from the moment I stepped into the theatre that day, there was an exciting buzz in the air. Because we made a l...

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Vengeance Is The Lord's Construction Begins

by: Rebecca Bellan at 10/20/2010 02:24 PM

Production is starting out beautifully for the world premiere of Bob Glaudini’s play Vengeance is the Lord’s . The show will begin performances at the BU Theatre on Nov. 12 and continue on to Dec. 12, 2010. Peter DuBois, Artistic Director of the...

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Shirley, VT Young Artists Blog: Gregory Pember

by: Gregory Pember at 10/18/2010 02:28 PM

Rehearsals are well on their way and every day is a whole new learning experience. Today was exceptionally eye-opening as our awesome Stage Manager (Victoria Coady) and I made a trip over to the Asperger's Association of New England where we were...

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New Meets Old: Bus Stop & Circle Mirror Transformation

by: Lisa Timmel at 10/14/2010 02:40 PM

Circle Mirror Transformation  begins at the Calderwood Pavillion this weekend,  Bus Stop  winds down its run over at the BU Theatre. I think I’m alone in this, but my favorite times during the season are when shows overlap, perhaps because there’s...

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Shirley, VT Young Artists Blog: Gregory Pember

by: Gregory Pember at 10/13/2010 02:45 PM

My name is Gregory Pember and I am playing Jared in Annie Baker’s Body Awareness at SpeakEasy Stage Company. This is my first play at SpeakEasy and after graduating from The Boston Conservatory this past May, I am very happy to be back in this gre...

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Shirley, VT Young Artists Blog: Marie Polizzano

by: Marie Polizzano at 10/12/2010 02:47 PM

The three plays in the  Shirley, VT Plays Festival  are full of different, unique, and often times, conflicting perspectives. To expound upon this, we asked the youngest cast members of each production to share with us some insight into their...

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A Half-Constructed House: Circle Mirror Transformation

by: Lisa Timmel at 10/08/2010 02:49 PM

One of the great pleasures of working behind the scenes at a theatre company is the joyful terror of a first real run-through. On Wednesday, a handful of staff members including Bethany Ford (associate production manager), Charles Haugland (litera...

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Subscriber And Friends Reception

by: Temple Gill at 09/21/2010 03:00 PM

Hi everyone! Temple Gill, Director of Marketing, here. I generally feel strongly that you all want to hear more from our artistic and production departments rather than from marketing folk, but wanted to share some news with you about our Subscrib...

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Huntington's 2010-2011 Season Announced

by: Temple Gill at 05/08/2010 03:45 PM

Our 29th Season will include two world premieres directed by Artistic Director Peter DuBois, an American classic, two Shakespeare plays in repertory, a three-play festival from a breakout writer, and the 2009 winner of the Pulitzer Prize.  The...

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