Friday, February 24, 2012

Actors Studio celebrates wimmins
The Actor’s Studio celebrates Women’s History Month with a series of music, film and one-woman shows that look into women’s lives and experiences. All performances take place at the Actors Studio, 50 Water St., Mill #1, Suite #5, of the Tannery. Unless otherwise noted, shows are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors. For more information, call 978.465.1229 or log on at Here is the schedule:

Kristen Miller

Cello Alchemy: Where Cello meets Dance and Film — Cellist Kristen Miller premiers a brand new live score to Ralph Steiner's short 1929 film H2O, as well as several new pieces with performance artist and dancers Billbob Brown and Meg Van Dyck. Showtimes: 8 p.m. March 2 and 3, 3 p.m. March 4.

MARCH 9 –10
Linda Myer

Schmoozing with Sophie: Last of the Red Hot Mamas — This one-woman looks at Sophie at the peak of her vaudeville career, filled with tales of her trouping days, risque stories from her club act, and memories of the sacrifices she made to give her family the American dream.  She’ll schmooze, sing a few of her favorite songs and tell you her life story. Showtimes: 8 p.m. March 9, 3 p.m. and March 10.

MARCH 16-18
All the Presidents’ Women

An original play written by Fran Baron and directed by Joseph Zamparelli, Jr,  looks into the lives of three of America’s First Ladies. Featuring , Lynne Moulton as Mary Todd Lincoln, Edith Galt Wilson and Florence Kling Harding, and Fran Baron as Mrs. Patterson, Martha and Evalyn Walsh McLean. Showtimes: 8 p.m. March 17 and 18, 3 p.m. March 18

MARCH 23-25
Celia Slattery

First Ladies of Jazz and Pop: Voices of Change: A Musical Retrospective — A journey through the lives and music of some of the most influential women singers and songwriters of the 20th century, including Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline and Carole King, weaving a compelling narrative, exploring how these figures were affected by the issues of their times, and how they in turn brought about change. Showtimes: 8 p.m. March 23 and 24, 3 p.m March 25.

Girls’ Night Out Quartet

GNOQ, featuring keyboardist Alizon Lissance, one of the founding members of Love Dogs as well as Boston blues stalwarts Wendy Sobel, Sandy Martin and Kathy Burkly, kick out a mix of funk, blues and, well, whatever strikes their fancy.  Showtime is 7 p.m. March 31 at the Atrium, Mill #1.

JUST THE FACTS, MAN: Celebrating Women’s History Month takes place weekends in March. All performances will be at The Actors, 50 Water Street, Mill #1, Studio #5, unless otherwise noted. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Tickets are $18, or $15 for students and seniors. The Actors Studio is wheelchair accessible from the Water St. entrance.  For more information, call 978.465.1229 or click here.

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