Amity Theater’s Labor of Love, “OUR TOWN,” One Night Only — Did You Get Tickets?

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Dec 092016

screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-12-00-04-pmThe Amity Theater Department has been working tirelessly on  it’s Fall Production of “Our Town” a three Act play by Thornton Wilder.
The classic American play about appreciating the simple things in life comes to the John J. Brady Center at Amity High School for one night only on Friday December 9 at 8 p.m.
Our Town presents a timeless tale of everyday life in the fictional Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. Teenagers George and Emily meet, fall in love, and marry; enduring both the joys and sorrows of everyday life. Wilder transforms their ordinary story into a poignant and captivating exploration of mortality and the wonder of living appropriate for audiences of all ages. 
Tickets only $10 Click HERE to purchase yours.
Our Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation.
Step back in time to a simpler time when doctors made house calls, milkmen made deliveries in horsedrawn wagons, people talked to one another instead of vegetating in front of a television set, game system, or computer and you didn’t have to lock your door at night.
Who wouldn’t enjoy a carefree evening out right now?

May 162015

unnamedIt’s that time of year again, Amity High School will present the Annual 24 Hour Play Festival on Saturday May 16 at 7 p.m.

Students will begin Friday afternoon and work until Saturday Night to create a short one act play in just 24 Hours!

The show will take place in the Black Box Theater at 7 p.m.

Admission is free but donations for the Relay for Life Teams will be gratefully accepted.


Originally Published on: Apr 30, 2015 @ 18:33


Feb 192015

Ryan Kennedy as Young Tarzan.

Ryan Kennedy as Young Tarzan.

There are no “bad” seats at the John Brady Center for the Performing Arts at Amity High School, but, if you want to watch the Amity Theater production of Tarzan from anywhere but the back row you’d better act quickly!

At only $18 each, the cost of admission is one of the greatest bargains around and hundreds of people already have taken action and reserved their seats for this wonderfully entertaining musical.

The production has a 5 show run, including one matinee: March 20, 21, 27 @ 8pm, March 28 @ 2pm & 8pm

Click this link to purchase your tickets today.

Feb 162015

7275ccbdf73cf501e8d486ba4f2b4968af7591bcTickets to Tarzan are now on sale, get yours before all the best seats are filled (you know it will happen!)

The Amity Theater Department announced that tickets for Tarzan the Broadway Musical written by music legend Phil Collins are going fast.  

To purchase tickets go to their website at www.amitytheaterdepartment.com  Tarzan will swing into the John J Brady Center for the Performing Arts on Friday March 20 at 8 p.m., Saturday March 21 at 8 p.m., Friday March 27 at 8 p.m., Saturday March 28 at 2 p.m. (NEW MATINEE) and Saturday March 28 at 8 p.m.  

For information contact the box office at amityboxoffice@gmail.com or call (203)-392-2019. 


Originally Published on: Feb 5, 2015 @ 22:05

Nov 052014

0911_New_York_Poster_2The Amity Theater Department is known for its Spring Musicals, but it also has had some pretty remarkable and memorable Fall Plays as well. The Boys Next Door, And Then They Came For Me, Bang Bang You’re Dead, Almost Maine, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, and 12 Angry Jurors, among them.

This year’s Fall Play is New York by David Rimmer. The show dates are Dec. 5– 6.

In the play, fifteen people react to the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and tell their stories to a psychiatrist.

David Rimmer, Pulitzer-Prize-finalist author of Album, originally wrote New York to raise funds for volunteer psychiatrists dedicated to helping the overwhelming number of patients psychologically affected by 9/11.

The Amity Theater kids went to New York City on Oct. 30 to get a feel for subject visiting the 911 memorial and meeting Rimmer during their trip.

To some of us Sept. 11, 2001 may seem like an eternity ago, but others remember it like it happened yesterday. “New York” promises to be an emotional ride for theatergoers and the actors on stage.

If you’ve never been to an Amity Fall Play, make it a point to see this one.

For more information, visit www.amitytheaterdepartment.com or follow on twitter @amityPerfArts.

Amity Theater Department Honors Its Own

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Jun 132013

Trophies from the recent Ct. High School Musical Theater Awards in the forefront on a table for all to see at Wednesday's award dinner.

Trophies from the recent Ct. High School Musical Theater Awards in the forefront on a table for all to see at Wednesday’s award dinner.

The Amity Theater Department held its annual awards dinner Wednesday evening.

The following students were honored for their exemplary contribution to the theater department in the past year for not only the award winning Spring Musical “Sweeney Todd,” but all other performances throughout the 2012-13 school year.

Parents of Amity Creative Theater Spirit Award and Scholarship- Emily Rippel and Chloe Eitzer

Outstanding Freshman- Chris Cassella

Outstanding Member of the Ensemble- Chelsea Tambis and Arlo Eitzer

Outstanding Supporting Actress- Sarah DeFeo

Outstanding Supporting Actor- Ted McNulty

Outstanding Actor in a Play- Peter Charney

Outstanding Actress in a Play- Miriam Roday

Techie of the Year- Catie Clark

Outstanding Student Production- The Mystery of Cecil Blue- Rishi Mutalik, Kahari Blue, Gabby Aiardo, Caroline Burkhart, Emma Lampropoulos, Arlo Eitzer and Zach Arons

Outstanding Actor in a Musical- Kevin Durkee

Outstanding Actress in a Musical- Alida Ballou

Thespian of the Year- Andrew Gusciora

Congratulations to all of the winners, we will truly miss the seniors next year and look forward to all the great things the underclassmen will accomplish in 1013-14 and in years to come.

Thank you all for sharing your talents with the Amity community.

Andrea Kennedy, Rishi Mutalik, Addie Robbins Byran Kirby and Rob Kennedy at the Amity Theater Department Award Dinner.

Andrea Kennedy, Rishi Mutalik, Addie Robbins, Byran Kirby and Rob Kennedy at the Amity Theater Department Award Dinner.

Travel Notes: Kennedy, Amity Theater Kids say “Beannachd leat” to Scotland

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Aug 232012

One of the magnificent castles the Amity Theater group saw during the past two weeks in the United Kingdom. (Photo by Rob Kennedy)

On Thursday, Aug. 23, Rob Kennedy, director of the Amity Theater department and chaperone for the two-week trip to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh Scotland, wrote this final entry in his daily blog from the land of kilts, medieval castles and the Loch Ness Monster.

Kennedy wrote: “Last full day here in Scotland. Up and out tomorrow at 5am. No photos today as the batteries on the camera died. We had an easy morning. A few kids climbed Arthur’s Seat again at 6:30 a.m.”

Since Rob’s camera batteries went dead and there are no new pictures, I will recap their trip with some of his beautiful scenic shots that I did not publish previously.




Amity Theater Kids On The Way To Scotland

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Aug 112012

Amity Students from the Amity Theater Department left Woodbridge today for Scotland. (Photo by Ginger Ballou)

The Amity Performing Arts Kids left today for Europe where they will perform at the Fringe Festival in Scotland.

The talented students were invited to perform the play Almost Maine at the renowned festival.

For several months they held fund-raisers to accumulate enough money to pay for the cost of $1,000 each to attend and now they are on their way.

Orange Live loves the Amity Theater Department and all of these terrific kids.

Good Luck on this adventure, and I look forward to sharing all your photos and stories with Orange Live readers.


A scene from Amity’s production of Almost Maine