The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

WEEKENDER / Entertainment

April 19, 2013

WHEN THE TWAIN MEETS

Young cast highlights ‘Tom Sawyer’ at Harbor Playhouse

(Continued)

ASHTABULA —

“Rock Nativity” is a musical Christmas play.

Marti Dixon appears to perpetually be on stage. Sunday, she wrapped up two weeks at the Ashtabula Arts Center in “Our Town.” Tonight she jumps into “Tom Sawyer.”

But she isn’t worrying about mixing up the two, decidedly different plays.

“I’m that character when I’m on stage,” she said. “A line out of ‘Our Town’ would not make a lick of sense.”

Joseph Damore wanted to play Huckleberry Finn so badly he wrote it on his audition slip.

“I’ve read ‘Tom Sawyer’ and ‘Huckleberry Finn’ before. I thought it would be cool to play Huck Finn,” Joseph said.

Why “Tom Sawyer?”

“I suggested it to the director. It is fun, family theater. That’s what the playhouse is about, fun, family theater,” said Perts.

She said using new directors and actors help the theater grow. Audiences have been larger than anticipated.

“New directors, new cast members bring in more people. The longer we’re around, the more people come.”

Harbor Playhouse will next tackle William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.”

The play will be presented in August. Tryouts are June 1 from noon to 2 p.m. and June 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tickets for “Tom Sawyer” are $5 at the door. Visit www.harborplayhouse.org. Email info@harborplayhouse.com.

Text Only
WEEKENDER / Entertainment
  • wd friday heat bspot 3 .jpg B-Side Music in Ashtabula is ready for Record Store Day

    Record Store Day 2014 is Saturday and Ashtabula’s B-Side Music is ready for it. The day long event celebrates independent record stores around the world and provides vinyl and CD collectors with an opportunity to find rare releases and re-releases.
     

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • wd heat charlies 1 .jpg ‘Charley’s Aunt’ at Harbor Playhouse will keep family laughing

    The road to love can be a drag. Just ask the cast of Harbor Playhouse Theatrical Co-Op’s three-act family comedy “Charley’s Aunt.”
     

    October 11, 2013 3 Photos

  • wd heat rocky 9 .jpg ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ is well performed, funny and worth seeing

    Mention “The Rocky Horror Show” and almost everyone has an opinion, whether they've seen the movie or stage adaptation or not. It has been a cult classic for over three decades, since its release in 1975, and it has garnered plenty of criticism and negative commentary. Because public reaction to this extremely odd piece of musical comedy has been so strong for so long, many with an opinion have never even seen the movie or play. And many certainly do not understand that it is a spoof of shock theater. Yet they continue to berate the show as immoral and lewd.
     

    October 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • tuesdayfreddiesmith.jpg Ashtabula native nominated for Daytime Emmy

    Freddie Smith was thrilled to hear of his nomination for a Daytime Emmy for his role on “Days of Our Lives.”

    May 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • HEATACCMS Youth 12-13 .jpg Music, art worldwide at Lakeside festival

     A celebration of folk arts from around the world is the theme of the “Big, Wide, Wonderful World” festival Saturday at Lakeside High School.

    May 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • ARTS IN BRIEF

    The May art exhibit at the Ashtabula Arts Center will feature “Lake Shore Artists Presents...” On display today until May 29, the exhibit will feature works by local artists.

    May 3, 2013

  • georgejoes.jpeg Country star George Jones dead at 81

     George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81.

    April 26, 2013 1 Photo

  • heatst.peters.eps-1.jpg Strike up the orchestra in Ashtabula

    WEEKENDER for April 26, 2013:  The St. Peter's Fine Arts Concert Series' “Great Music Without Barriers” will present an ensemble of Cleveland Orchestra members at a May 19 concert.

    April 26, 2013 2 Photos

  • WEEKENDER for April 26, 2013

    CALENDAR for April 26, 2013

    April 26, 2013

  • heathreewomenoncouch.jpg Young cast excels in ‘Adventures of Tom Sawyer’

     Few novels have been adapted for the stage as many times and different ways as Mark Twain’s “Tom Sawyer.”

    April 26, 2013 1 Photo

House Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video