30 Sep
Gateway Players deals with "Monsters" on the loose!

By Kevin T. Baldwin

METRMAG Reviewer

Contact: 774-242-6724

Gateway Players Theatre of Southbridge presents 

"There’s a Monster in My Closet”, by Angela D. Stewart, Music & Lyrics by Bill Francoeur. 

Performance dates are October 4 and 5, at 7:30pm and October 6 at 2pm. All performances will be held at the Fellowship Hall of Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street in Southbridge. Parking is available on Elm Street, or in the parking deck behind the Southbridge Town Hall.

SOUTHBRIDGE: Emily (Abigail Simpson) has a sleepover with her best friend Stephanie (Anjolina Fantaroni) when they discover there’s a monster in her closet! 

To investigate they recruit their friends to help capture the monster. What they don’t know is that Murray (Kionna Hazzard), the closet monster, doesn’t mean any harm. He only wants to play Emily’s new video game. He’s more scared of kids than they are of him!

When the Dream Queen (Lynn Boucher) hears that Murray is goofing off on the job, Murray is put on probation. It’s a fact that when a child is born, a monster is assigned to watch over them – not play with their things. Other wonderful entertaining characters include Sandy the Sandman (Luis A. Aviles) and his dream weavers, Emily’s big brother, Tom (Tea Hardy) and friends, and various inhabitants of the dream world.

The cast of "Monster in My Closet".
Photos courtesy of David Corkum.

Directed by Lou-Ellen Corkum, and produced by Kathi Grenier. 


Emily - Abigail Simpson

Tom - Tea Hardy

Mom - Bree Beauregard

Stephanie - Anjolina Fantaroni

Brain - Brianna Baumgardner

Megan - Summer Sain

Tara - Jillian Cloutier

Kelly - Dayzyah Wintzel Neely

Mary - Bella Coleman

Chris - Caleigh Hendrick

Shelby - LeStat Senn

Nathan - Merrik Cowden

Murray - Kionna Hazzard

Wanda - Erin Simpson

Toad - Suzanne Adams

Dream Queen - Lynn Boucher

Sandman - Luis A. Aviles

Robin - Gracie Turpin

Jamie - Stephanie Krysinski

Chorus includes: Barb Lammert, Lily Ruggiere, Chloe Beauregard, Jade Ofori, Jordan Lyon, Aniela Hardy and Leo Hardy.

The cast of "Monster in My Closet".
Photos courtesy of David Corkum
Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and youth under 18. Tickets may be reserved by calling Gateway at 508-764-4531. Online credit card ticket

sales are available at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4351821 

This program is supported in part by the Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency, which in part is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state


Presented by permission through special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services.

Tickets: http://www.gatewayplayers.org/index.html 

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