Character of Lizzie Borden wielding an axe in production of Lizzie, the Musical, taken by Jim Sabitus
September 28, 2023 by Stewart Ikeda
More than 130 years after the grisly unsolved murders that rocked Fall River, Massachusetts, Lizzie Borden finally gets her say in The Umbrella Stage Company's rousing production of Lizzie, a ghost-story-meets-rock-concert musical that's just in time for autumn in Concord and the Halloween season!A riot grrrl power retelling of a mysterious, true-crime... Keep Reading »
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September 8, 2023 by Sarah
Ilyse Robbins is an Elliot Norton Award-winning Director and Choreographer who is making her Umbrella Stage Company debut later this month at the helm of LIZZIE, the musical. We were able to “take 5” with Ilyse earlier this week during a rehearsal break to talk about all things LIZZIE. TUA: How would you describe LIZZIE?IR: It’s this incredible meeting of ghost... Keep Reading »
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June 2, 2023 by Rachel Olson
The Umbrella Stage Company is excited to announce its 2023/24 Season featuring a lineup of plays and musicals that exemplify brave storytelling and reimagine the theater experience.The Season opens in September and October when – for the first time – the Company will present two productions in rotation in its Black Box and Main Stage theaters. Lizzie, The Musical – a... Keep Reading »
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May 24, 2023 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella Stage Company is excited to announce a planned series of community activities to support and enrich theatergoers experience of this spring's production of The Color Purple. From talkbacks with the cast and moderated discussions on the show's themes, to childcare and packaged meal options, to informative guided tours exploring the stories of Women and African... Keep Reading »
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May 23, 2023 by Sarah
Where: The Umbrella Arts Center When: Sunday, May 28th @ 3pm Potluck-style picnic on the lawn to follow the show Come join us at The Umbrella to celebrate Black joy with the artists behind our production of The Color Purple! We encourage Black and brown folks to fill our audience for a celebratory Sunday matinee and afterwards, we'll head out of... Keep Reading »
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April 24, 2023 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella Stage Company will sponsor the short play Three Seats as part of the Boston Theater Marathon XXV, May 7 at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, and streamed online.The play is written by Kevin Cirone, whose play Voice of Reason was produced as part of The Umbrella Stage @Home series during the pandemic... Keep Reading »
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Pascale Florestal
May 15, 2022 by Stewart Ikeda
The following notes by director Pascale Florestal and dramaturg Abraham Rebollo-Trujillo appear in the playbill for The Umbrella Stage Company's production of The Colored Museum, running May 20-June 5, 2022. The production is being presented in parallel to and collaboratively with The Colored Museum: Past, Present, Future, a visual arts exhibition curated... Keep Reading »
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Scenic Design Concepts for Head Over Heels
April 13, 2022 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella is thrilled to welcome back Set Designer Janie Howland to bring the boisterous world of Head Over Heels to life.  As the production gets ready to open on Friday night, April 15, we were lucky to grab a few minutes together…and a sneak peek of the magic happening behind the scenes. Janie had to get back to the stage quickly so we asked her 3 questions in... Keep Reading »
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Head Over Heels cast shots by Gillian Mariner-Gordon
April 13, 2022 by Pam Ellertson
Article by Pam Ellertson Hitting The Umbrella’s stage April 15th is Jeff Whitty’s juke box musical Head Over Heels, which juxtaposes some of the Go-Go’s most iconic pop-punk classics against a book originally published in 1593 -- an unexpected pairing to say the least. But after watching an earlier production of the two-act show and finding it impossible to go... Keep Reading »
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November 15, 2020 by Rachel Olson
The arts world of Boston has been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, with theaters taking an especially hard blow. In light of this, the Greater Boston Stage Company, with the help of StageSource and the Creatives Who Care Initiative, has teamed up with 53 other local theater companies (including The Umbrella Stage Company!) for... Keep Reading »
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