Gateway News

Board Meeting - Tuesday, May 23 at 7pm at the Barn
111 Main Street, Southbridge.


Gateway Players Theatre, Southbridge, in partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, is proud to announce its 2017 "Summer Theater Workshop" for aspiring actors ages 10-17. Come learn and perfect audition and presentation skills with several local actors. Participants will choose and perform monologues, engage in scene work, develop improvisational skills and MORE...all to become better prepared for theater auditions.

The workshop will be led by Melissa Earls, along with several licensed educators and local actors. The workshop will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 11th-August 3rd, from 6-8pm at the Charlton Public Library. The workshop will feature a public performance on the final evening! Registration is now open! Cost is $40 for the first child in a family, $30 for the second child in a family, and $20 for each additional child. Registration forms are available here and on Gateway's Facebook Page. Fill them out and mail them along with a check to: Gateway Players, PO Box 171, Southbridge, MA 01550. You can also call 508-764-4531 for additional information. Registration will be limited to 40 participants.

This workshop is funded in part by a grant from the Charlton Cultural Council, a local organization, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Board Meeting, May 23, 2017 - 2PM

The Gateway Board will meet on May 23 at 7pm. Nominations for Board members will be announced at this meeting, with the election taking place in June. Anyone interested in serving on the board should leave a message on the barn machine (508-764-4531) or inform a current board member. Board qualification include being a current, dues paid member, along with an interest in Gateway Players


Gateway Players, Seven Hills Family Services, Shining Stars and VSA Massachusetts are teaming up to work on Inclusive Creative Expression Workshops. Workshops will be held at the Gateway Barn, with the final performance at Hanover Theater in Worcester. Participants will learn to craft their stories into creative performance expressions, under the direction of experienced teaching artists and community partners. Gateway is pleased to be part of this endeavor, working with the community and sharing our time, space and talents. The local performance, open to the public, will be June 4 at 4pm in the barn. The Hanover performance will be June 25.


YARD SALE!!!. June 3, 2017 - 8AM - 2PM

Soon it will be time for spring cleaning-- and the Gateway Players Yard Sale. Saturday, June 3, 8am to 2pm.

Start saving your treasures for the sale. You can rent a table for $20, or donate your saleable items for the Gateway table. Call 508-764-4531 to reserve space. The sale will be held on the Arts Center lawn. This will be a great time to get rid of unwanted treasures and collectibles, make some money and benefit Gateway.

If you would to donate treasures for Gateway to sell- bring them to the barn, the night before- Friday, June 2, 5-7 pm. Thanks!


Gateway Players will participate in the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser, Relay for Life, June 9 at McMahon field in Southbridge. The Gateway team, The Drama Dearies, is looking for participants to walk during the Relay and to solicit sponsors. For more information, call Gateway at 508-764-4531.


Gateway's 2017 Season!

"The Cover of Life" - February 10, 11, 17, 18 & 19
Adult Cast, Directed by Lou-Ellen Corkum


"100 Lunches" - April 21, 22, 28, 29 & 30
Adult Cast, Directed by Mary Gahagan


"Charley's Aunt" - June 16, 17, 23, 24 & 25
Adult Cast, Directed by Jackie Hemeon


"The Little Mermaid" - August 11, 12 & 13
Adults and Kids Cast, Directed by Bill Guy


"Things My Mother Taught Me" - Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21 & 22
Adult Cast, Directed by David Corkum


"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" - Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9 & 10
Adults and Kids Cast. Directed by Pat Haddock


More information concerning audition dates will be posted in the near future.


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2016 Bill Mastro Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations to Mikayla O'Brien, this year's scholarship recipient. She will graduate from Southbridge Middle High School and plans to attend Gordon College, Wenham MA, in the fall. She is the daughter of Gwen and Patrick O'Brien, and was on the production crew of Ellis Island.

Click here for more information on the Bill Mastro Memorial Scholarship.



Nice article about Gateway in Worcester Magazine

Read "The Show Goes On At Gateway Player Theatre" by Jonnie Coutu in the March 26, 2015 Worcester Magazine


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