Greenfield MA – What better way to celebrate the return of live theater than with music? In its first major post-pandemic production, Silverthorne Theater Company presents A Broadway Cabaret, onstage August 6-8 in The Perch at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center in downtown Greenfield. Nine singer/actors will perform tunes from Broadway’s Golden Age shows – solos and ensemble numbers presented for audiences seated at cabaret tables arranged for maximum comfort and following all health guidelines.
Performances are at 7:30 pm on Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7, with a matinee on Sunday, August 8 at 3 pm at Hawks & Reed PAC, 289 Main Street, Greenfield. General admission or reserved stage-side table seating tickets may be purchased at Eventbrite.com (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-broadway-cabaret-tickets-159859338585). A Broadway Cabaret is a fundraiser for Silverthorne which, like all other live theaters, saw drastically reduced revenues during the COVID-19 shutdown in 2020. Details at https://silverthornetheater.org/special-events
In recognition of their extraordinary service provided to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of tickets for each performance have been donated to local health care workers.
Veteran Silverthorne director John Reese (Greenfield) is staging the show, with Ben Ware (Greenfield) as Music Director. The ensemble of ten featured singers includes Kyle Boatwright (Amherst), David Cavallin (Easthampton), Thom Griffin (Colrain), Elysse Link (Amherst), Moe McElligott (Northampton), Larry Picard (Northampton), Rich Vaden (Holyoke), Jake Venet (Amherst), and Carol Wrobleski (Florence). Joan Haley(Conway) is Producer for the show, with Robby Moore (Leyden) as Stage Manager and John Iverson (Bernardston) as Technical Director.
To ensure the comfort of audience members, as pandemic restrictions have been lifted, precautions will be taken during the performances. All cast and crew members have been fully vaccinated, and we will provide masks if any patrons request them. Refreshments will be available throughout the show at the Hawks & Reed bar in The Perch. “It is our fondest hope that the joy of live entertainment will enable all to thoroughly appreciate being back together again!” said Producer Joan Haley.
Though Silverthorne Theater managed to continue working during the COVID-19 shutdown with several well-received virtual productions, the normal sources of revenue to cover the expense of maintaining personnel and office space was drastically reduced. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to ensuring the start-up of our 2021-22 season can proceed as planned.
Silverthorne Theater Company was founded in 2014 and mounted its first season in the summer of 2014. Our mission is to present adventurous, thought-provoking theatrical experiences, including productions of classic, contemporary and new works for diverse audiences. We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization and are members of the Greenfield Business Association, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and the Northfield Area Tourism and Business Association. We partner with local restaurants and businesses, and reach out to the towns and organizations in our area with performances, classes, ticket donations and publicity. For more information, go to https://silverthornetheater.org