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THE LATEST NEWS

WHEN SHALL WE MEET AGAIN?

REMEMBERING CHARLES COFONE

With great sadness we mourn the passing of Charles Cofone, long-time Gamm resident artist, composer and sound designer for more than two decades. Charles was a close colleague, good friend and mentor to many of us and an invaluable contributor to the success of so many of our productions going back to our days as Alias Stage.

 

His original compositions -  from Peter Barnes' Red Noses to Brecht's Mother Courage, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and As You Like It and, most recently, It's A Wonderful Life-  along with designing sound for dozens of non-musical productions were testament to Charles' incomparable range and incredible technical skill.

 

He was a good friend and a near constant presence in the rehearsal room for 25 years.  Charles will be remembered always for his dedication to the work, his kindness and impeccable artistry. We wouldn't be the theatre we are without him.

THE BARD'S BASH: THANK YOU!

On Friday April 23rd, The Gamm Theatre hosted its first (and hopefully last) virtual fundraiser on Zoom. We are thrilled to report that The Bard’s Bash: Gamm Gala 36 was a smashing success! Thanks to the support of our wonderful patrons and donors we reached above and beyond our fundraising goal!

Over 200 people joined us to celebrate Shakespeare’s 457th birthday from the comfort of their homes. Guests enjoyed curated gift bags filled with gourmet snacks and wine along with a Shakespeare themed pub quiz and a stellar performance of 25 years of Shakespeare at The Gamm by Artistic Director Tony Estrella. 

It was a wonderful night of celebration and hope for the year to come! Thank you to all who attended and helped to support the event! 

Friends,

 

First, thank you so much for your continued support of The Gamm over this most challenging and difficult of years. Like all of you, we are working hard to keep our heads above water and readying ourselves for a long-awaited re-opening. 

 

While there is light at the end of the long Covid tunnel, and the vaccine roll-out is picking up, many unknowns remain. Most especially, those surrounding both public health protections and union-mandated worker safety regulations.  There is still some way to go, but we are planning furiously to get you back into your seats for a knockout Season 37 beginning this Fall!

 

We will be keeping you updated regularly through the Spring and Summer and crossing our fingers that the steady progress continues and life can more and more return to a new and (hopefully!) better normal very soon.

 

Meanwhile, this strange Season 36 hasn't finished yet. We've got a few more tricks up our sleeve that we will be announcing very soon including our (virtual) Gamm Gala 36: The Bard's Bash on April 23rd, celebrating Shakespeare's Birthday and his more than twenty-year history on The Gamm's stage. We hope you'll join us!

 

Until we meet again, stay safe, be well, and look out for each other.

See you soon,

Tony

UPCOMING CLASSES

BRUSH UP: THE GRAND FINALE

Physical Theatre (May 4 - 25)

with Matthew Bretschneider

Acting Techniques (May 24 - June 28)

with Fred Sullivan, Jr.

Learn more and register here!

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