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Radio Hour

Music, dancing and old-time sound effects mark the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on the New York radio station WOV in 1942.


by Walton Jones

Jan. 5, 6, 7*, 12, 13, 14*, 19, 20, 21*
Matinees on 7th, 14th, and 21st @ 2:00
All other performances at 8 pm

 

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The Cast of 1940s Radio Hour!

Biff                         Tom Cappelli
B.J.                        Jordan Catagnus
Stanley                        Scott Coonradt
Connie                        Abby Gould
Wally                        Tom Groves
Geneva                        Liana Henrie
Pops                        Murray Kramer
Ann                        Julie May
Ginger                        Nicole Napolitano
Neal                        Peter Phillips
Clifford                        Ron Quirk
Johnny                        Carey Rumpf
Lou                        Jeff Sherman

Production Staff

Director                        Greg Morton
Producer                        Keith Chamberlain
Co-Producer                        Linda Blystone
Choreographer                        Gail Oldfield
Music Director                        Denise Wisneski
Stage Manager                        Linda Blystone
Costumer                        Mercedes Kathryn Duran
Set Design                        Hal Holzer

 

 

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Congratulations are in order for…

Dixie Swim

The Cast of Dixie Swim Club!

Vernadette      Marsha Amato-Greenspan
Sheree      Barbara Hannevig
Dinah      Bev Smith
Lexi      Lauren Rozensky Flanagan
Jeri Neal      Paula Larsen

 

Production Staff

Co Director                        Nance Brown

Co Director                        Linda Mandlowitz

Producer                        Denise Wisneski

Stage Manager                        Linda Blystone

Costumer                        Stephanie Tagye

Make Up                        Mercedes Kathryn Duran

Set Design                        Denise Nissle

Wow! How ’bout them nominations?

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Congratulations to all of our cast, crew, and volunteers on their nominations!

Thanks to all of our audiences and members for supporting our efforts bringing live theatre to the community for over 50 years. 

All show titles, names, locations are spelled as found on the voting site. Note: you must register an email to vote.

1) Best Production by a Local Theater (Non-Equity):

Dead Man’s Cell Phone Forge Theater
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge
Equus Forge Theater
The Boys Next Door Forge Theatre

2) Best Supporting Actor in a Musical:

Nathaniel Swofford Man of La Mancha Forge Theatre

3) Best Supporting Actress in a Musical:

Ann Kashishian Man of La Mancha Forge
Elizabeth Hennessey Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge

4) Best Supporting Actor in a Play:

Keith Chamberlin The Boys Next Door Forge Theatre

7) Best Set Design:

Clem Mirto Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge

8) Best Play :

Dead Man’s Cell Phone Forge Theater
Equus Forge
The Boys Next Door Forge Theatre

10) Best Musical:

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge

13) Best Director/Musical :

Wendy Mirto Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge

14) Best Actor in a Musical :

Dave Cura Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge
Mark Dixon Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge

15) Best Actor in a Play :

Eric Jarrell Equus Forge Theater

16) Best Actress in a Musical :

Nicole Napolitano Man of La Mancha Forge Theatre
Kate Nice Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge

17) Best Actress in a Play :

Caitlin Monahan Dead Man’s Cell Phone Forge Theater

18) Best Choreography:

Gail Oldfield Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge

19) Best Director/Play :

Aaron Gould Dead Man’s Cell Phone Forge Theater
Greg Morton The Boys Next Door Forge Theatre
Suki Saurus Equus Forge

20) Best Ensemble/Musical :

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge

21) Best Ensemble/Play:

Dead Man’s Cell Phone Forge Theater
The Boys Next Door Forge Theatre
Equus Forge Theatre

22) Best Lighting Design:

Clem Mirto Equus Forge

23) Best Supporting Actress in a Play:

Carly Crowley Dead Man’s Cell Phone Forge Theater
Lauren Flanagan Dead Man’s Cell Phone Forge Theater
Mary Elizabeth Quirk The Boys Next Door Forge Theatre
Teri Maxwell Equus Forge

 

We were recently featured on Pennsylvania Homes

Yoga on the Ridge was recently featured on Pennsylvania Homes, one of the top sites for Norristown Real Estate. Read the article here: Forge Theatre: A Pioneer of Community-Based Acting

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Parking

When you visit the theatre, please observe our “Good Neighbor Policy” and do not on First Avenue. Parking may be available at the large church lot at Washington and Main Streets.

After your purchase, print your tickets and a parking stub will print out with a map detailing where to park as well as a window insert indicating your Forge patronage for the evening of the purchased tickets.

Click here to view the theatre and parking area on a larger map

Announcing our 56th Season

Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek

Sept.  8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24*, 29, 30, Oct. 1*
Auditions: June 4, 6 @ 7:00
Directed by Wendy Mirto

Two men compete to swindle women out of $50,000. One is a charming con man and the other an arrogant rival who believes in conning just about anyone.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for an amazing run! What an amazing season opener!

The Laramie Project
by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project

Nov 3, 4, 10, 11, 12*, 17, 18, 19*
Auditions: July 24, 26 @ 7:00
Directed by Cindy Schneider
Actors portray 60 interviews about the reaction to the 1998 hate crime murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming.

The 1940’s Radio Hour
by Walton Jones

Jan. 5, 6, 7*, 12, 13, 14*, 19, 20, 21*
Auditons: Sept 10, 12 @ 7:00
Directed by Greg Morton

 

Music, dancing and old-time sound effects mark the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on the New York radio station WOV in 1942.

The Dixie Swim Club
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

Feb. 23, 24, March 2, 3, 4*, 9, 10, 11*
Auditions: Nov 5 @ 2, 6@7:00
Directed by Linda Mandlowitz and Nance Brown

 

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang

April 13, 14, 20, 21, 22*, 27, 28, 29*
Auditions Jan 7, 9 @ 7:00
Directed by Hal Holzer

This humorous adaptation of Chekhov themes explores the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings during a visit by Masha, who supports the other two.

 

Avenue Q School Edition
Music/Lyrics/Original Concept by Robert Lopez & Jeff MarxBook by Jeff Whitty

June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17*, 22, 23, 24*
Auditions:Feb 25@2, 26@7:00
Directed by Marnie Herzfeld and Steve Reazor
A coming-of-age parable, it addresses and satirizes the issues and anxieties faced when becoming an adult. This PG13 version features the same songs/storyline and lots of puppets.