ArtisTree's Music Theatre Festival Presents: TINTYPES
A Musical Celebration of America
Conceived by Mary Kyte with Mel Marvin and Gary Pearle
Tintypes chronicles the growing pains of a nation in a musical revue that takes the audience back to turn of the century America, when the innocent, slower-paced days of ice cream socials and hoop skirts are giving way to a bustling world of automobiles, electricity and the telephone, where American optimism and ingenuity run high in leaders like J.P. Morgan, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. It is also a time of growing social turmoil, as increased immigration begins to change the cultural and ethnic makeup of the nation.
TINTYPES is a tune-filled musical melting pot; the ‘Great American Songbook’ come to life. It offers a snapshot of America in its last Age of Innocence. This Tony-nominated, nostalgic, musical revue takes us back to turn of the century America and is a brew of popular songs from 1890 to 1917. It's the era of Charlie Chaplin and Teddy Roosevelt. Featuring a long list of great American tunes: “Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight,” “Meet Me In St. Louis,” “Yankee Doodle Boy,” and “You're a Grand Old Flag” this American musical revue is sure to be a hit for the entire family.
Directed by Gary John LaRosa
TINTYPES runs September 19 – October 5, 2019 at the Grange Theatre in South Pomfret, VT.
TINTYPES: A Musical Celebration of America is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
About the ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival:
The ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival offers a season of live, professional musical theatre productions that run from August to October each year. Our Festival is modeled after the “summer stock” tradition of staging shows: we use a resident company of actors and artists to create a series of musicals, with an all-new production presented every few weeks across our three-month season.
The actors, designers, technicians, and musicians of the ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival come from all over the United States. They hold degrees in theatre, and while some of our guest stars are veterans of the Broadway stage, many others are just beginning their professional careers. The Festival offers them a variety of diverse, legitimate credits for their resumes; most of our actors and directors are transplants to New York City, where the theatre action is.
Our creative team is led by festival artistic director, Josh D. Smith. Last year, he and his staff sorted through nearly 800 applications, headshots, and résumés; conducted interviews; and held auditions both locally and in New York City to assemble the finest amalgam of artists we could provide for our premier season.
For our 2017 inaugural repertoire, we presented the very popular Always…Patsy Cline, Godspell, and The Marvelous Wonderettes. Feedback from the community about the quality of the productions -- and what was seen as an exemplary use of the historic Grange Theatre -- has enabled us to return with a very exciting second season.
We also are very pleased to announce a 2018 partnership with Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. While we worked with AEA last season under a specific Guest Artist contract, our ongoing association with them enables the festival to be recognized as a Small Professional Theatre (SPT). This allows us to employ more seasoned professionals alongside up-and-coming young artists. Starting next season, we also will be able to provide Equity Membership Candidate (EMC) points, helping to further the professional theatre careers of aspiring newcomers.
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Both food and drink are allowed in the theatre during performances.