By Kevin T. Baldwin
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.
Directed by Lou-Ellen Corkum, and produced by Kathi Grenier.
THE "MONSTER" CAST INCLUDES:
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.
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.