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ESL’s Glass Menagerie Nominated for Six Theater Awards

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Enter Stage Left Theater is proud to announce that its October, 2010 production of The Glass Menagerie has received six nominations for the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theater Distinguished Achievement and Special Honors (DASH) awards. The nominations are as follows:

• Best Ensemble: ESL's The Glass Menagerie
• Best Production of a Play: The Glass Menagerie
• Best Actress: Nancy Murphy Gilarde
• Best Actor: Michael Barrata
• Best Director: Paul Champlin
• Best Costumes: Dawn Anderson

The winners will be announced at EMACT's gala on August 27.

HELP! in Hopkinton on Sunday, August 7

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If you crave cool summertime musical fun, now there's HELP!

New England's premiere Beatles tribute band HELP!is coming to Hopkinton on Sunday, August 7, as part of the free Concerts on the Common series. The show starts at 5PM and runs until 7:30PM. And yes, we would like you to dance!

What makes babies bounce and clay to "Yellow Submarine" or "Twist & Shout"? Whatever is is, that same magic revs up their older siblings and their parents and grandparents too. The whole family grooves to the great sound of the Beatles.

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Dora the Explorer Visits the Hopkinton Library

Watch the HCAM News video as we visit the Hopkinton Public Library for some storytelling and a special appearance by Dora the Explorer!

ESL’s Seussical Jr. July 29 and 30th

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Enter Stage Left Theater will be presenting Seussical Jr., its summer youth production, on July 29 and 30 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Hopkinton Middle School. Tickets are $12.00 general public/ $10.00 for Stage Door members, and are available at the door or by visiting the ESL website. Back stage passes for the Saturday matinee are also available for $5.

Announcing Upcoming Events of the Arts for July, August & More!

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Greetings to all!

Hoping you are enjoying these warm summer days with much sun and clear blue sky! This is a very quick pull-together of events sent for sharing. You will find a number of events of music, a lot of great summertime blues, some poetry, opportunity to see exhibits, puppets for adults and even opportunity to pursue travel and creativity in Ecuador! Lynne Daminanos also has shared some vacation tips for taking photographs. Enjoy the days and please send any news of the arts that you'd like to share and I will try to send out another by next weekend!

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Harry Potter Trivia Winners

On Wednesday night, young witches and wizards gathered in the Hopkinton Library to take the N.E.W.T exams. They were quizzed on various forms of trivia from the Harry Potter books, including quotes, people, and places.

The questions started out easy, but grew more difficult as time progressed, and more and more of the contestants were having difficulty with remembering the answers. Even the audience was confused and couldn't answer some of the harder questions, but four contest winners did emerge before the end of the night;
Liam Horsman, Ashley Olafsen, Maddy Boyce and Kyran Schnur.

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Ed the Wizard at the Hopkinton Library

Ala-kazam! There was magic in the air at the library on July 12th. Ed the Wizard was on hand to entertain many of Hopkinton's youngsters. The program was funded due to a grant given to the library by the Hopkinton Cultural Council. And it did not disappoint, as the kids watched in amazement as Ed seemed to do the impossible. The kids even got in on the action too, helping the Wizard out with some of his tricks... As part of the program, Ed the Wizard took the kids on a journey around the world to perform many of his tricks. Watch the HCAM News video for more!

Foundation for MetroWest Helps Local Artist and Local Theater

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Many artists dream of making a living practicing their craft, but often times find it impossible to make ends meet. Such was the case of Milford resident Michael Geary, 2010 graduate of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). Although Michael, a graphic artist and sculptor, as well as actor, costume designer, set designer, and director, had plenty of talent and an award-winning body of work, the prospects of earning an income as an artist in MetroWest were dim.

ESL’s Seussical Workshops Begin July 11

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Enter Stage Left Theater will be offering three Seussical Summer Workshops this summer. The first, Seussical Jr., is for ages 9 to 14 years and will take place Monday - Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., July 11 - 29, with performances on July 29 and 30. The second workshop, Seussical Chorus, is for ages 7 and 8 years and will take place Monday – Friday, from 12 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., July 18-29. The third workshop, Seussical Theater for Little Ones is for ages 4 – 6 years and one-week sessions will take place Monday – Friday, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. on July 11-15 and July 25-29.

CAA Life is a Circus Performance and Art Show July 8

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The Cultural Arts Alliance of Hopkinton will be winding up its Life is a Circus summer camp with a public performance and art show on July 8 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hopkinton Middle School. Children from preschool to sixth grade will be showing the results of their time in the 2 week-long Summer Arts Program, which this year featured an “adventures under the Big Top” theme. Admission is free!

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