News & Announcements

Mon, 01/10/2011 - 2:11pm
THIS JUST IN: We have received word from The Springfield Foundation that we will continue to receive their support throughout 2011.  They have been an important part of StageWorks since its inception.  We extend our heartfelt thanks for this gift, and hope to continue bringing performance art to the Springfield area for many years to come.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.   


Thu, 12/30/2010 - 2:30pm
It seems ol' Bill is a popular cat these days. Julie Taymor isn't the only film maker tackling the works of William Shakespeare. Word on the street is that director Ralph Fiennes is in post-production with his updated version of Coriolanus. One of the more obscure works, the story is that of a man and his battle between doing right by his mother or doing right by his country. Fiennes will fill the title role, with Vanessa Redgrave as his mother, Volumnia and Gerard Butler as Tullus Aufidius, leader of the Volscian army.


Wed, 12/29/2010 - 4:04pm
The incomparable Julie Taymor has tackled the works of the Bard again, this time replacing a coveted male role with a woman.  The Tempest is currently open in select theatres, and stars Helen Mirren as the sorceress, Prospera (otherwise known as Prospero in the original work).  If the film festival buzz is any indicator, this will be yet another fantastic notch on the belt of Taymor.   


Tue, 12/07/2010 - 1:12pm
What Can I Do at a Theater Audition to Help Me Get a Part? Auditions for plays and theater companies can be frightening and nerve-wracking, even for experienced actors. An audition often serves as your only chance to make a good impression on the directors and auditioners. Your goal at an audition should be to stand out from the crowd, not only through ability, but also through professionalism and preparedness.


Sun, 11/28/2010 - 9:33pm
Dear friends of StageWorks, Take a look around!  We've done a bit of redecorating on this ol' website.  Along with this new design comes a shiny brand new email system for us!  We are asking that anyone interested in receiving audition notices, production updates and other StageWorks related news via email sign up for our new mailing list.  There will generally be at least one newsletter email a month, but we promise not to spam your inbox. It's easy! 


Fri, 11/26/2010 - 8:35pm
Did you know that you can advertise in StageWorks production programs? 


Sat, 10/23/2010 - 9:27pm
To ALL who auditioned:   Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Words cannot do justice to the amount of talent we had turn out for this show.  You have no idea how difficult this was for us.  We could cast this show 5 times over, and have an AMAZING show.  Times like these are rare for a director... we could cast EVERY person who auditioned for this show!


Sun, 08/29/2010 - 3:54pm
*Video courtesy of AlexGSD (YouTube user).


Sat, 08/07/2010 - 1:56pm
*Video courtesy of KL Storer.


Sat, 08/07/2010 - 11:07am
Footage from a promotional performance of excerpts at the Springfield Art Gallery and two rehearsals for our 2009 production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet.  






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