Home for the Holidays Special

Hosted by Paula Plum & Richard Snee
Saturday December 3rd @ 7:30 PM

The Paula Plum & Richard Snee

Home for the Holidays Special

Featuring Live Band & Special Guests

Celebrate the Holidays at Gloucester Stage with your hosts Paula Plum & Richard Snee (Grand Horizons) for a one-night only fundraiser.

Step into the retro television set as the Live Studio Audience for this late-night comedy show. Paula & Richard are joined by the What Time is it Mr. Fox Band live onstage as they welcome special guests Phoebe Potts (Too Fat for China), Jack Frost (Paul Melendy*), Lucy Xiao, an A-List Celebrity Appearance, and Santa Claus!

Full of holiday fun & sing-a-longs, tickets include open bar and dessert bar after the performance. The Home for the Holidays Special is the perfect way to celebrate the Season with laughs and cheer.

One Night Only: December 3rd at 7:30pm
Gloucester Stage at 267 E Main St. Gloucester, MA
Tickets are reserved seating and price of admission includes cocktails and dessert buffet with post-show fundraiser.

Silent Night Wreath Auction

Spread some Mirth and Support Gloucester Stage. A Dozen artists and volunteers (Including the Mayor of Gloucester’s Family) are crafting 12 Wreaths to be silent auctioned at the Fundraiser. You’ll have an opportunity to put a bid down during cocktail hour before the performance or afterwards during Dessert. Winners take their wreath home that night!

Meet Your Hosts


Paula Plum

Paula Plum is a 30-year veteran of Gloucester Stage Company, first appearing in 1990 as Winnie in Happy Days and most recently seen on the GSC stage with her husband, Richard Snee, in Grand Horizons. GSC Directing credits include I’m Not RappaportOut of Sterno, and The Last Schwartz. Paula is the recipient of seven IRNE awards, 2007, 2017 & 2020 Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress, the 2004 Eliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence, and the 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University. In 2009 she was one of five actors nationwide to receive the Fox Actor Fellowship in association with SpeakEasy Stage. As a founding member of the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Plum has played Cleopatra, Beatrice, Lady Macbeth, and Phèdre and served as their Interim Artistic Director in 2018. She has appeared regionally at the Lyric Stage, the American Repertory Theatre, the New Repertory Theatre, Merrimack Repertory, the Huntington Theatre, Gloucester Stage Company, and Elm Shakespeare. Film credits include: MermaidsMaliceNext Stop Wonderland, and Irrational Man directed by Woody Allen. Upcoming films include: About Fate with Emma Roberts and Fourth of July written and directed by Louis C.K. Television: Science Court (three seasons ABC) and co-creator and star of The Dick & Paula Celebrity Special for FX (another husband / wife collaboration!) From 2003 through 2019, Paula served as Artistic Director of WGBH’s A Christmas Celtic Sojourn featuring Brian O’Donovan. Ms. Plum is a cum laude graduate of Boston University and has studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, the Dell’Arte Institute, and École Phillipe Gaulier, Paris. She has been published in American Theatre magazine and is married to actor Richard Snee. Paula is a professional acting coach at paulaplum.com and the current Interim Artistic Director of Gloucester Stage. She and Richard have been happily married for a very long time.


Richard Snee

Gloucester Stage credits include: Grand Horizons, Auld Lang Syne, Table Manners, Living Together, Round and Round the Garden. Regional include: Othello (American Repertory Theatre); Present Laughter, Sisters Rosensweig (Huntington Theatre Company); Uncle Vanya, Boy Gets Girl, Something in the Air, A Christmas Carol (Merrimack Repertory Theatre). Richard has been a member of the Boston company of Shear Madness since 1987 and is a founding member of the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, and has appeared in several of their productions including Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, The Cherry Orchard, Richard III, and Comedy of Errors. He has also performed at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, SpeakEasy Stage Company, the Nora Theatre Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, the Wilbur Theater, Hasty Pudding Theatricals, and a lot of other places over the last thirty years.  His film credits include Gone, Baby, Gone; The Company Men; My Best Friend’s Girl; Never Met Picasso; Treading Water; Mr. North; and Teacakes or Cannoli. Richard’s television credits include voicing characters for several animated series including Science Court; Dr. Katz; Home Movies; and Hey, Monie! Richard and his wife, Paula Plum, helped create and starred in the FX network’s animated series, The Dick and Paula Celebrity Special. She was “Paula.” He was “The Dick.”


Featuring the Talents of:

Named after a Victorian children’s game, What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? can time-travel from 1960s New Orleans soul,  back to the minstrels of Medieval France before landing in the Tin Pan Alley era of NYC.  Led by the gender-defying voice of 3rian King, the ensemble delivers their own brand smoky cabaret, neo-soul and acoustic noir, sounding something like Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse performing in a French cafe. What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? is known for its original songs which marry rich lyrical imagery with a cinematic sensibility, exploring themes of love, spirituality, sexuality, and identity.  Whether stripped down for acoustic coffeehouses and living room concerts or immersive multimedia shows in clubs and theaters, Mr. Fox brings honesty, energy, and emotional authenticity to every performance. Learn More Online: https://whattimeisitmrfox.com/index.html

Paul Melendy

Paul was recently featured in the new one-man adaptation of Sleepy Hollow at Greater Boston Stage Company and recently seen in Gloucester Stage Co’s summer comedy, Adrift. Following a string of GSC productions including Sweet and Sad, The Last Schwartz, Bank Job, and Cyrano, Paul was last seen on the Gloucester stage in 2019’s The 39 Steps. Recent area collaborations include Miss Holmes Returns and The 39 Steps, both at Greater Boston Stage Company. He can be seen currently in the pilot episode of season 1 of HBO Max’s Julia. Also check him out this holiday season, alongside Bob Walsh, in Hallmark’s A Playful Romance!

Phoebe Potts

Phoebe Potts is an artist and a storyteller. You might know her as the writer and cartoonist of GOOD EGGS, or the creator and performer of TOO FAT FOR CHINA. She can be found gardening and complaining in her adopted city, Gloucester, Massachusetts. A native of Brooklyn, where everyone was indignant before breakfast, Potts learned to tell stories to get her family to like her and to understand thorny issues. The creator of Too Fat for China, Potts uses humor and honesty to tell the irreverent story of the terrible things she did for love. Learn More Online: https://www.toofatforchina.com/


Lucy Xiao

Lucy is a local actor and current acting student in the Morrissey College of Arts & Science at Boston College. She was recently featured in The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe at Boston College and last seen in Gloucester Stage Co’s Love from Halifax.