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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

    

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.

REVIEWS: "incredibly moving two-person autobiographical play" (3.5 Stars) - metrmag.com | "Jajliardo and Douglas had such a powerful chemistry on stage, one so strong and real" - The Citizen Chronicle

 

    

There's A Monster In My Closet!
Oct. 4, 5, & 6, 2019
Elm Street Congregational Church, Southbridge, MA

Gateway Players Theatre of Southbridge presents "There’s a Monster in My Closet”, by Angela D. Stewart, Music & Lyrics by Bill Francoeur. Performance dates are October 4 and 5, at 7:30pm and October 6 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 be directed by Lou-Ellen Corkum, and produced by Kathi Grenier. Presented by permission through special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services.

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/4351821.

THE STORY: Emily has a sleepover with her best friend Stephanie when they discover there’s a monster in her closet! To investigate they recruit their friends to help capture the monster. What they don’t know is that Murray, the closet monster, doesn’t mean any harm. He only wants to play Emily’s new video game. He’s more scared of kids than they are of him!

When the Dream King hears that Murray is goofing off on the job, Murray is put on probation. It’s a fact that when a child is born, a monster is assigned to watch over them – not play with their things. Other wonderful entertaining characters include Sandy the Sandman and his dream weavers, Emily’s big brother and friends, and various inhabitants of the dream world.

 

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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