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upcoming theater at the Firehouse

GleeClub Senior Readers' theater PERFORMANCE

Revenge of the Red Feather Ladies

NEW DATE: Friday, February 22

Current performance by the Senior Readers’ Theater! Directed by Charles Van Eman.

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AChristmasCarolstacey april fix production


Fri-Sun, February 15-17

Love letters, mistaken identities and kooky circus acts make this the perfect family Valentine!

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GleeClubvacation week workshop

On-Camera Workshop

Feb 18-22

A week-long program of film acting techniques. Ages 12-16.

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GleeClub theater workshop

Senior Readers' Theater

Tuesdays, Feb 26- Apr 2

A six-week program of showbiz without the stress for Seniors! With Charles Van Eman.

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Annie Jr.

Fri-Sun, Mar 15-17

The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals.

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GleeClubSpring vacation theater workshop

Firehouse Glee Club!

Mon-Fri, April 15-19

A week-long program of voice instruction and choreographed pop and show tunes. Grades 2-12.

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Vacation Week Workshop Program
On-Camera Workshop

Mon-Fri, February 18-22
9A - 12N

A week-long intensive program in film acting techniques. Ages 12-16.

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In this fun, challenging class, students will have the opportunity to learn professional film-acting techniques and watch their performances played back on a TV monitor. Students will use stories from their own lives, as well as selected monologues from commercials, TV shows, plays, and films. Students will be given a digital copy of their work at the end of the session.



CHARLES VAN EMAN: For over 30 years Charles Van Eman worked as an actor in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Boston. His television and film credits include Drop Dead Diva, 96 Minutes, Unstoppable, Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, Prison Break, Ghost Whisperer, CSI Miami, All My Children, and The Colbys. His most recent stage work has been at Firehouse Center for the Performing Arts in The Christina Experiment, and at The Actors Studio of Newburyport in The Goat or Who is Sylvia.
As a writer he adapted Louis L’Amour short stories and a novel into internationally distributed audio dramas for Random House Publishing. He co-wrote 20 episodes of the Atlanta based internet drama series High Rise. His solo plays, Beginners Mind and Jack’s Hat have both been performed in Newburyport. He is the author of two novels, On The Way To Pomona and The Weight of Loss. The children’s play, The Maiden Voyage of Meaghan O’Dell written with Anna Smulowitz is his most recent project.
He is tremendously grateful to the Firehouse for entrusting him with their new Senior Readers Theater program. He is looking forward to discovering and nurturing new talent in the On-Camera Workshop and embracing those in the community with whom he has worked in the past.

This event is produced by the Firehouse.

$125.00 per student
Enrollment is limited to 12 students so please book now! Call Beth Falconer at 978/499-9931 or send her an e-mail at


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