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ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents, SUDS: The Rocking ’60s Musical Soap Opera

This evening of pure, frothy fun will have you boppin’ to over fifty well-known songs that topped the 1960s charts: Respect, You Can’t Hurry Love, Say A Little Prayer, and more!

Created and Written by Melinda Gilb, Steve Gunderson and Bryan Scott. Directed by SUDS original creator Melinda Gilb.

SUDS is a rock’n’roll fairy tale, filled to the brim with great music and characters. After Cindy, a laundromat attendant, receives a letter from her pen-pal boyfriend ending their romance, her stylish guardian angels arrive on the scene, determined she’ll do more than “wishin’ and hopin’.” This evening of pure, frothy fun will have you boppin’ to over fifty well-known songs that topped the 1960s charts: "Respect", "You Can’t Hurry Love", "Say A Little Prayer", and more! 

Presented by special arrangement with Brent Peek Productions: www.sudsthemusical.com 

 

“The best songs of the ’60s!” – Variety

“All in good fun and quite good fun.” – The New York Post

“SUDS is polished to near-perfection…. Solid gold nostalgia.” – The Los Angeles Times

 

All – and we do mean ALL – of your favorite songs of the 1960s are included in this incredibly fun night of theatre!

I KNOW A PLACE
I WILL FOLLOW HIM
I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER
IT'S MY PARTY
JOHNNY ANGEL
(THE) LOCO-MOTION
THE LETTER
LOLLIPOPS & ROSES
THE LOOK OF LOVE
MYSTERY DATE
OUR DAY WILL COME
PLEASE MR. POSTMAN
RESPECT
REACH OUT IN THE DARKNESS 
'ROUND EVERY CORNER 
SECRET AGENT MAN
SHOUT 
TELL HIM

 
(THERE'S) ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME
ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART
ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT
BABY IT'S YOU
BIG MAN
BIRTHDAY PARTY
CHAPEL OF LOVE
CINDY'S BIRTHDAY
COLOR MY WORLD
DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET
DON'T MAKE ME OVER
DO WAH DIDDY DIDDY
EASIER SAID THAN DONE
THE END OF THE WORLD
HELP ME GIRL
HOW CAN I BE SURE
I DON'T WANNA BE A LOSER
I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD)

 
THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING 
TODAY I MET THE BOY I'M GONNA MARRY 
TOWN WITHOUT PITY 
WALK ON BY 
WE CAN WORK IT OUT 
WHERE THE BOYS ARE 
WISHIN' AND HOPIN' 
WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL)
YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE 
YOU DON'T OWN ME 
YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME

 

About the ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival:

The ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival offers a season of live, professional musical theatre productions that run from August to October each year. Our Festival is modeled after the “summer stock” tradition of staging shows: we use a resident company of actors and artists to create a series of musicals, with an all-new production presented every few weeks across our three-month season.

The actors, designers, technicians, and musicians of the ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival come from all over the United States.  They hold degrees in theatre, and while some of our guest stars are veterans of the Broadway stage, many others are just beginning their professional careers.  The Festival offers them a variety of diverse, legitimate credits for their resumes; most of our actors and directors are transplants to New York City, where the theatre action is. 

Our creative team is led by festival artistic director, Josh D. Smith. Last year, he and his staff sorted through nearly 800 applications, headshots, and résumés; conducted interviews; and held auditions both locally and in New York City to assemble the finest amalgam of artists we could provide for our premier season.

For our 2017 inaugural repertoire, we presented the very popular Always…Patsy Cline, Godspell, and The Marvelous Wonderettes.  Feedback from the community about the quality of the productions -- and what was seen as an exemplary use of the historic Grange Theatre -- has enabled us to return with a very exciting second season.

We also are very pleased to announce a 2018 partnership with Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.  While we worked with AEA last season under a specific Guest Artist contract, our ongoing association with them enables the festival to be recognized as a Small Professional Theatre (SPT).  This allows us to employ more seasoned professionals alongside up-and-coming young artists.  Starting next season, we also will be able to provide Equity Membership Candidate (EMC) points, helping to further the professional theatre careers of aspiring newcomers.

For information on casting, please contact: artistreecasting@gmail.com

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*Food and Drink available for purchase through our concession stand powered by the Barnard Inn! You can find them in the Grange Theatre lobby on performance nights.*

Both food and drink are allowed in the theatre during performances.

Ticket holders receive a 10% discount off dinner at the Barnard Inn & Max's Tavern the day they have tickets for. Reservations available between 5-6pm. Contact  802-234-9961 or make a reservation online at www.barnardinn.com