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“Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we have suspended our current season of live shows.  Please follow this site and our Facebook page for news of upcoming virtual performances.  Thank you for your continued support and please keep safe.”

Keep The Ghostlight On

The Sherman Playhouse invites you to join Robin Frome and Steve Stott for our weekly online chat about the current state of the performing arts and the impact of COVID-19. Every Monday we feature guests from the world of theatre, dance, music, film and TV.

Join the discussion and learn how the pandemic is affecting the professional and amateur communities, ways of coping and strategies for success.

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13 hours ago

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On KTGLO this week we hear great examples of how being prepared to learn new things and try alternative approaches are all part of the natural creative mindset.

Every creative endeavor involves problem solving to a greater or lesser degree - and accepting this truth is all part of the productive process. So does that still apply when the problem to solve is the impact of COVID on the performing arts?

Our guests this week are theatre educator Missy Hanlon, actor, writer and producer Emily Dinova and New York based actor Peter Evangelista.

They're finding new ways to do what they love, and opportunities for new activities - Creative people just can't stop creating!

11/30/20 Creatives Must Create
11/30/20 Creatives Must Create
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1 day ago

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KTGLO
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6 days ago

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1 week ago

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Youth and experience share the same outlook in this week's KTGLO. 'Just wait until things open up - It's gonna rock!' We have no reason to doubt this, if the rest of the performing arts shares the energy of our guests.

Get inspiration from all sides as we hear what actors can do to boost their skills, why a forced break from performing may be a welcome opportunity, how being remote can actually mean making more contacts and how seniors have been leading the charge when it comes to getting dance lessons back on track.

Bobby Bria, Natasha Bickle, Tommy Ovitt and Donna Bonasera, representing theatre, music, TV, film and dance once again show us that no matter what the obstacle, creativity will always find a way to surmount it.

We'll be back live on Facebook at 7.30pm Eastern next Monday. You can watch this and all previous episodes in the series right from the Sherman Playhouse Facebook page!

11/23/20 It's Gonna Rock
11/23/20 It's Gonna Rock
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1 week ago

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2 weeks ago

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A youthful KTGLO this week brings discussion of the impact of the early stages of the pandemic versus the longer term effects.

Frustration and annoyance turned to resignation and strategies for coping, and as we've heard, the performing arts adjusted and found new ways to work, which is great. However, what's the experience now as we creep into the long haul?

John Andrews, Brianna Goode and KD McTeigue are young professionals in TV and Theatre - quite a vunerable position in the best of times. Join us as we explore how they're doing and what projects they're working on- as well as which projects didn't make it this far.

Also take note of some exciting online productions to seek out!

Keep the Ghost Light On returns 7.30pm Eastern next Monday. Hopefully by that time Robin and I will have gotten over feeling like this was a zoom visit from our Grandchildren!

11/16/20 The Young and The Beautiful (and Robin and Steve)
11/16/20 The Young and The Beautiful (and Robin and Steve)
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2 weeks ago

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KTGLO 11/12
KTGLO 11/12
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2 weeks ago

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Ah... The days before Social DistancingSherman Playhouse's cover photo ... See moreSee less

Ah...  The days before Social Distancing

3 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

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"Fear and Hope are both illusions, so choose Hope". Wise words on this week's KTGLO from guest Shellen Lubin.

Shellen and fellow guest Gabrielle Lakshmi explain their pandemic experiences.
From working more hours then was probably healthy to a total halt, forced downtime for Gabrielle, classicly trained singer and musician, meant a chance to recharge and reset. Having found her niche devising and performing 4 hour NYC piano bar sets and DJ-ing, never saying no to a gig, she was beginning to realize the toll being constantly busy was taking. So for her, the last few months has provided a well deserved meantal health break - with occasional, welcome, opportunities to perform.

Shellen Lubin's long and varied career has given her the tools she needs to adapt to any situation. After at first reeling from the shock of the shutdown she took her experience and skills and set about making the new normal work for her. Recognizing that innovation was needed in order to present successful virtual performances she has focused on producing material tailored to fit the medium, rather then simply adapting works intended for the stage.

This is, at times, an impassioned KTGLO touching on activism and the current political landscape. Join us to hear just how much the performing arts mean to our fascinating guests.

We'll be back, Mondays at 7.30pm Eastern with more Keep The Ghost Light On. Be sure to tune in on Facebook Live.

11/09/20 Choose Hope
11/09/20 Choose Hope
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3 weeks ago

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Technical difficulties are preventing us from going live with KTLGO this evening. It’ll be posted here tomorrow! ... See moreSee less

4 weeks ago

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It's our very first KTGLO Special and we're privileged to welcome our biggest guest list ever! This extended show features seven skilled and experienced individuals from the Technical side of the Performing Arts giving us their perspective on how COVID and the resulting restrictions has affected them.

We'll hear first-hand accounts of how it all went down the day Broadway shut up shop, and why just opening up the theatres will likely not guarantee an immediate return to normality.

Here are very human stories - what happens when your livelihood just stops? What comes next? What could the future look like? How much bread can one person make?

We're also talking hard tech. What's the setup that might allow performances to happen and how might that change thinking about the logistics of staging future productions? Why might some theatres NOT be looking to invest in streaming technologies?

You'll discover which unlikely venues have been a lifeline for technical specialists, and how industrial events were quick to pivot to the virtual, with the opportunities that presented.

And once again (and this never gets old) we see the guarded optimism that seems to be a particular feature of the Performing Arts community - a group that's always supportive and ever hopeful.

Our guests tonight are:
Donnie Gamsjager, Jamie Roderick, Kristen 'Krispy' Kreho, Amy Simard-Bukowski, Andy Henry, Kim Hanson and Simon Matthews - and you'll want to hear their stories.

Tune in every Monday at 7.30pm Eastern Live on the Sherman Playhouse Facebook page for more Keep The Ghost Light On.

11/02/20 Tech Special
11/02/20 Tech Special
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4 weeks ago

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Keep The Ghost Light On
Keep The Ghost Light On
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4 weeks ago

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Keep The Ghost Light On TECH SPECIAL at 7.30pm Tonight!!!!

It’ll be a lively one with the most guests we’ve ever had. We’ll be talking Tech in the time of COVID, learning about what’s new and exciting and generally putting the world to rights.

Don’t miss it. Join us live on Facebook on the Sherman Playhouse page.Keep The Ghost Light On TECH SPECIAL at 7.30pm Tonight!!!!

It’ll be a lively one with the most guests we’ve ever had. We’ll be talking Tech in the time of COVID, learning about what’s new and exciting and generally putting the world to rights.

Don’t miss it. Join us live on Facebook on the Sherman Playhouse page.
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Keep The Ghost Light On TECH SPECIAL at 7.30pm Tonight!!!!

It’ll be a lively one with the most guests we’ve ever had.  We’ll be talking Tech in the time of COVID, learning about what’s new and exciting and generally putting the world to rights.  

Don’t miss it.  Join us live on Facebook on the Sherman Playhouse page.

1 month ago

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The Sherman Players are proud to present our first virtual performance.

Little Death Song, written and directed by Robin Frome.

Starring Kimberly Marcus and Gloria Antonios

If you enjoy this performance please consider donating to the Sherman Players at shermanplayers.org/donate.php

Little Death Song - A Rock And Roll Ghost Story
Little Death Song - A Rock And Roll Ghost Story
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1 month ago

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In true theatrical style we’re holding the curtain for Little Death Song until 8.40. We’ll claim we’re waiting on a bus load of seniors to take their seats... That’s usually a good excuse.
Bear with us....
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1 month ago

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The third and final installment of 'Scares from the Playhouse' brought to you by the Playhouse Ghost, and these two tales couldn't be more of a contrast. One is darkly gothic, the other is...welll...see for yourself. But which is which? (I think you can guess.....)

Our special presentation of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe is read by Kit Colbourn, Mike Wright and John Squires.

Young Matt Austin reads Mr Tilly's Séance by E.F. Benson with every ounce of gravitas he can muster.

The Ghost and the whole spirit world thanks you for listening to our supernatural offerings.
If you enjoyed this selection please consider donating to the Sherman Playhouse at shermanplayers.org/donate.php

The Raven & Mr Tilly's Séance
The Raven & Mr Tilly's Séance
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1 month ago

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Only 50 minutes to go before I, the Playhouse Ghost, cross the astral plane to bring you more Scares from the Playhouse!
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1 month ago

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Your Friendly Neighborhood Playhouse Ghost here. I'll be manifesting at 7.30pm with the final installment of spooky tales
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1 month ago

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The Playhouse Ghost is back to bring you more 'Scares from the Playhouse'. This time he's introducing Michael Wright reading 'How He Left The Hotel' by Louisa Baldwin, and Kit Colbourn reading 'Dracula's Guest' by Bram Stoker.

The Ghost will return with the next installment tomorrow night For now, keep safe......

***Please consider making a Donation to the playhouse at
shermanplayers.org/donate.php

How He Left The Hotel & Dracula's Guest
How He Left The Hotel & Dracula's Guest
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1 month ago

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Pssssst... The Playhouse Ghost here.... I’ll be materializing with two more stories of the supernatural at 7.30 pm... here on faceBOOOOk! ... See moreSee less

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  • 2016 Blithe Spirit
  • 2015 The Rocky Horror Show
  • 2017 Dark Of The Moon
  • 2015 Arsenic and Old Lace
  • 2008 Pygmalion
  • 2009 Gaslight
  • 2009 Not Now Darling
  • 2010 Child's Christmas In Wales
  • 2010 Dancing At Lughnasa
  • 2010 Enchanted April
  • 2010 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • 2011 An Inspector Calls
  • 2011 Bad Seed
  • 2011 Sleeping Beauty
  • 2012 Cinderella
  • 2012 Of Mice and Men
  • 2012 Opera Comique
  • 2012 The Subject Was Roses
  • 2013 Aladdin
  • 2013 Anne of Green Gables
  • 2013 Run for Your Wife
  • 2013 The Maids
  • 2014 Dividing The Estate
  • 2017 HAIR
  • 2014 Marlene
  • 2014 The Rainmaker
  • 2014 It's A Wonderful Life - Radio Play
  • 2015 1984
  • 2015 Talley's Folly
  • 1926 A Marriage of Convenience
  • 1999 A Midsummer Nights Dream
  • 1984 A Streetcar Named Desire
  • 1998 An Ideal Husband
  • 1979 Anything Goes
  • 1969 Barefoot In The Park
  • 1971 Becket
  • 1992 Brighton Beach Memoirs
  • 1957 Dial M For Murder
  • 1966 Inherit The Wind
  • 1950 Ladies In Retirement
  • 1952 Our Town
  • 1978 Summer And Smoke
  • 2017 The House of Blue Leaves
  • 1965 The Fantasticks
  • 1985 Godspell
  • 1980 Guys and Dolls
  • 1989 Noises Off
  • 1992 One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  • 1988 Royal Hunt of The Sun
  • 1991 Terra Nova
  • 2016 Tartuffe
  • 2016 Life with Father
  • 2016 Chalk Garden
  • 2018 Taming of the Shrew
  • 2018 Murder Takes A Holiday
  • 2018 HAIR
  • 2019 Venus In Fur