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    “Farewell, My Lovely”: Best to Juliana McBride

    Resident artist and stage manager Juliana McBride, whose efforts have contributed so much to the success of shows at A Noise Within, has shared her plans to take a sabbatical to spend more time with her (darling!) future first-grader Caeli—and marry her fiancé, Austin. Juliana’s career is proof positive of the importance of keeping our…

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    You Asked, We Answered: Julius Caesar

    After each performance at ANW, patrons are asked to fill out a post-show survey. Here are some answers to a few popular questions. Are there unique challenges to preparing a text with so many familiar lines and phrases? Patrick O’Connell (Julius Caesar): A famous line is like a great song everyone knows. We all want…

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    Shakespeare Times Two: Rob Dean Speaks On Stage and On Tape

    Robertson Dean, resident artist, plays Brutus in Julius Caesar.  By stunning coincidence, he also happens narrate the acclaimed new book, The Death of Caesar, on audio. Marketing Director, David Andrusia, talked with Rob about this happy confluence of art and life. David: I know you’ve narrated a bunch of high-profile books on tape, but the…

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    How do you balance a rapid-fire text with the demands of physical comedy?  Our Figaro stars share their secrets and favorite parts of this risky, risqué play. JEREMY GUSKIN (Figaro): The physical aspects of performing farce are just as demanding as the verbal hoops one must negotiate. But that is exactly what makes it so…

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    You Asked, We Answered: The Threepenny Opera

    After each performance at ANW, patrons are asked to fill out a post-show survey. Here are some answers to a few popular questions. What voice training have you had as an actor? How did you prepare for all the singing in this play? Marisa Duchowny (Polly Peachum): Growing up, I never took voice lessons. Singing was…

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    There’s a reason we call our student programs “Classics Live!”:  we want plays to jump off the page and into kids’ minds and hearts. Live theatre is the hallmark of our program, which now serves nearly 12,000 students each year.  But we also bring our teaching artists and resident artists into schools to provide tailored…

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    Greet Robert Oriol, our Newest Resident Artist!

    Sound consultant, composer, and musician extraordinaire Robert Oriol has just been named our newest A Noise Within Resident Artist by Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott. Congratulations, Robert! His first association with ANW was with As You Like It in 2007, when Robert was brought into the fold by director Michael Michetti (who…

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    Director’s Corner

    Mary Jo DuPrey directs a special Words Within’s reading of Beaumarchais’ The Barber of Seville on Wednesday, April 8 at 7pm. We talked with her about this much-anticipated event. Q: Mary Jo, you’ve known about our Company for some time, right? A: Yes! But this is my first time directing for A Noise Within, and…

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    Spring’s the Thing

    The spring season is a hive of activity, all great and good. Your wish is our command: Our inaugural First Stage is here. This conservatory for the very youngest actors begins at the end of February. (Limited space is still available.) Voice, Acting Shakespeare, and British Dialect for adults also kicks off this month; as always,…

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