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Welcome to Gateway!

Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. is an all-volunteer community theater providing quality live theatre performances and workshops to Southbridge, Sturbridge, and Charlton, Massachusetts and surrounding areas.

Gateway offers a full season of productions, usually held at the Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street, in Southbridge, MA, as well as workshops for youths and adults. Auditions are open to all, and new members are always welcome.

Up Next At Gateway

     

AUGUST 23 - "STRANGER IN THE ATTIC"
SOUTHBRIDGE TOWN COMMON, 6 PM

As part of the Southbridge Concerts on the Common Series, Gateway Players Theatre presents "Stranger in the Attic" by John Kaasik, on August 23 at 6pm. This Friday night concert series is free and open to all. People are encouraged to bring a comfortable chair and be prepared to have fun- as the events unfold on the murderous happenings. The play will have professional sound provided by Rich Gaudette of R & R Professional Sound. The Southbridge Common is located on Mechanic Street, adjacent to the Police Station.

The play is directed by Lynn Boucher, with Chris McTigue as stage manager and Barbara Day as producer. The cast includes Billy Bolster, Lou-Ellen Corkum, Ed Humphries, Steven Jean, Joni Metras and John Turpin.

Story: 'Stranger in the Attic' is set in the country home of freelance writer Brian Hollander and his wife Dana, their quiet life is unexpectedly upset by the arrival of a stranger named Kendrick, who is offering an exclusive story to Brian about a murder that has not happened yet! Brian pursues discussions of the story with Kendrick, and meets his neighbors Douglas and Margaret Brendan who tell Brian and Dana a disturbing story about a stranger who may be stalking them. Detective Hal Nelson comes into the play to try and unravel these interlocking stories and prevent a murder from happening.

 

    

Tuesdays With Morrie
Sept. 13, 14, 20, 21, & 22, 2019
Elm Street Congregational Church, Southbridge, MA

Gateway Players Theatre of Southbridge presents "Tuesday with Morrie”, by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the book by Mitch Albom. Performance dates are September 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:30pm and September 22 at 2pm. All performances will be held at the Fellowship Hall of Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street in Southbridge. Parking is available on Elm Street, or in the parking deck behind the Southbridge Town Hall.

This production is directed by Suzanne Adams, and produced by Kathi Grenier. The cast features Jim Douglas (Morrie) and Seth Jajliardo (Mitch). Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and youth under 18. Tickets may be reserved by calling Gateway at 508-764-4531. Online credit card ticket sales are available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4312748. Presented by permission through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

THE STORY: TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.

 

FYI, we've added a new feature titled 'Audition Corner' to our Auditions page, with regularly updated tips on how to prepare and (hopefully) get that role! Check it out!

 

    

 

Gateway to the Future Fund

This fund has been established to cover all costs associated with finding a new performance space in Southbridge. We are currently exploring a few different options, and we are anticipating this could take at least two years to find and renovate a new permanent home. We expect the cost to do this could be upwards of $500,000. In the next year we will be holding several fundraisers, reaching out to local businesses in the area, and applying for grants. You can also donate directly on our Facebook Page. Login to your FB account, go to to FB/GatewayPlayers and The "Donate" button is located on the right, below the cover photo. All donations are tax deductible. We thank you very much for your continued support of Gateway Players Theatre.

 

For Important Updates About Gateway, Please See the News Page

 

Become a Member!

There are many ways you can help out your local community theater! Come out and volunteer to work on a show, onstage, or behind the scenes! Do you have skill with a hairbrush, make-up brush, or paintbrush? We can use you! Call 508-764-4531 to see if you can help with our next production. Or click here to learn about becoming a Sustaining Member to help Gateway continue to provide quality community theater to the tri-community area.

 

 

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