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Saturday December 2nd @ 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 band YOURS TRULY live onstage as they welcome special guests Paul Melendy* (Tall Tales from Blackburn Tavern), Phoebe Potts (Too Fat for China), Macolm Ingram* (Reparations), Lily Narbonne* & Justin Genna* (Lanes Coven Theatre) and others!

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 2nd 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!

Featuring Live Music by YOURS TRULY

 

Malcolm Ingram*

Broadway: The Rivals (Lincoln Center), Match (Plymouth Theatre). London: Half Life (National Theatre and Duke of York’s); Dirty Linen, New-Found-Land (Arts Theatre); Total Eclipse, The Fool, Trixie and Baba, The Enoch Show (Royal Court Theatre). Extensive UK Regional work. US Regional: The Christians (Chautauqua Theatre Company); Heisenberg, Comedy of Errors, Henry IV, Heroes, Red Velvet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kaufman’s Barbershop, As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare & Company). Sherlock’s Last Case, Bedroom Farce (Huntington Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Virginia Arts Festival); Hamlet (North Shore Music Theatre); Third (Hangar Theatre); All My Sons (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Hay Fever, Rat in the Skull (Berkshire Theatre Group); Someone to Watch Over Me (Stage West;) The Crucible, My Fair Lady (Syracuse Stage). TV and Film includes Chappelle’s Show (Comedy Central); The Camerons, The Story of Ruth, Beloved Enemy, Clapperclaw, Dr. Finlay’s Casebook (BBC); Fraulein Doktor (Paramount). Designated Linklater voice teacher. Associate Professor, Syracuse University Drama Department, 1985 – 2016. Malcolm will be appearing in Ionesco’s The Chairs from October 8th- 31st at Shakespeare and Company, Lenox,MA.

Justin Genna*

Justin is an actor, director, dancer and Co-Artistic Director of Lanes Coven with Lily. As actor, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, Ben in The Dumb Waiter, Petruchio inTaming of the Shrew, and 21 Plays; he was the Director, Sound Designer and Choreographer of last year’s Macbeth, and Sound Designed Monkey all with Lanes Coven. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Justin danced at Milwaukee Ballet for 8 years, and trained at Houston Ballet and Virginia School of the Arts. He holds an MFA from American Conservatory Theater. OFF BROADWAY: Novenas for a Lost Hospital (Rattlestick Theater). REGIONAL THEATER: Marie, Dancing Still (5th Avenue Theater Seattle), Boy From Oz (Rhinoceros Theatre in San Francisco), Cyrano (Livermore Shakespeare Festival), Little Dog Laughed & Rock of Ages (Santa Rosa Rep), A Christmas Carol (American Conservatory Theater). TV/FILM: Law & Order SVU, “Little Women.” justingenna.com

Paul Melendy*

Paul was last seen in the world premiere of John Minigan’s Tall Tales from Blackburn Tavern. Other previous appearances on the GSC stage include Home for the Holidays Special (2022), Adrift (2022), The 39 Steps (2019), and Cyrano (2018). Recent area collaborations include Clue, Miss Holmes Returns, and The 39 Steps (Greater Boston Stage Company), Vanity Fair (Central Square Theater), A Christmas Carol and The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley (Merrimack Repertory Theater), and A Confederacy of Dunces (w/ Nick Offerman, Huntington Theater Company). Paul is also the grateful recipient of the Elliot Norton Theater Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for his work in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (2022, Greater Boston Stage Company), written by Blackburn Tavern playwright John Minigan, a friendship Paul hopes continues till the end of his theater days. You may catch Paul on your TV screens in commercials for VistaPrint, Plymouth Rock Insurance, Suburban HVAC, or Flooring America, on Boston area billboards for Linksquares, or on Max in the first season of “Julia.” Film credits include “Love, Weddings, & Other Disasters”, “A Show-Stopping Christmas”, “Father of the Year”, “Unfinished Business”, “The Makeover”, and “The Pink Panther Deux”. For even more on Paul, check out his website at www.paulmelendy.com

Lily Narbonne*

Lily is an actor, director and dialect coach, Co-Artistic Director of Lanes Coven and the youngest member of the Gloucester Cultural Council. As Actor: LOCALLY: Macbeth, Monkey, Taming of the Shrew, 21 Plays, and upcoming collaboration with Cape Ann Finns at Shalin Liu, all with Lanes Coven; readings with Gloucester Stage, and Manship Arts. TV/FILM: “Julia,” HBO alongside James Cromwell. REGIONAL & NYC THEATER: American Conservatory Theater, Livermore Shakespeare Festival, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Allentown Shakespeare in the Park, Bushwick Starr. As Director, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Dumb Waiter with Lanes Coven. As Dialect Coach, Funnyhouse of a Negro & Movie Star (Barnard College in NYC), DASH Award-Winning Translations (Marblehead Little Theater); among others, follow on IG: @dialectarts. MFA, American Conservatory Theater. BFA, BU School of Theatre. Thank you Mom, Dad, Mimi, Giuls; and Justin for being a fearless trailblazer with me! IG: @lilynarbonne More at: lilynarbonne.com

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.

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/

 

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.”

 

We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions:

ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS
AMERICAN GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS
SAG-AFTRA

through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear in this program.