The cast and crew braved the cold last Saturday for a photo shoot. Check out the results! More photos to be posted over on our Facebook. Thanks to our awesome photographer, Kathyrn Raines (www.plate3photography.com)
The memories continue with this one from Board President Joshua L Gayl, Esq. Share your stories at Facebook.com/TheatreHorizon!
“In the summer of 1999, the idea that was to become Theatre Horizon was born. Sitting in the Reilly’s basement, almost on a lark, Matt Decker and Erin Reilly challenged me and a few other friends to play improvisational games that eventually spawned a short play called Horizons. The show was about growing up and making difficult decisions. The tag-line was ‘make a decision and move on.’ Turned out to be a powerful message for a group of college kids with optimism galore and yet unclear visions about their respective futures. The show helped shape who I was as a young man. Right or wrong, I made decisions with confidence and moved on in my journey. Meanwhile, Erin and Matt started formulating their vision of Theatre Horizon. Twelve years later, Matt and Erin continue to demonstrate the power of theater to inspire.”
In honor of Theatre Horizon turning seven we will be posting our most memorable stories from the past seven years. This one comes from Artistic Director and Co-Founder Erin Reilly. Share your stories at Facebook.com/TheatreHorizon!
In honor of Theatre Horizon turning seven on November 16, we will be posting our favorite memories from the past seven years. The first comes from Production Manager Maura Roche. Share your stories at Facebook.com/TheatreHorizon!
“I was in high school when Theatre Horizon started, and Erin Reilly was directing my high school productions. I’ll never forget when she sat me down and encouraged me to really consider Theatre as a viable future for myself as I faced my college career. My friends and I used to go to support Erin and see the small shows that Theatre Horizon was producing in a park in Upper Merion. Now, 7 years later, I am astounded at how far the company has grown from those early shows to the artistically thriving, Barrymore-award-winning, up-and-coming professional company that it is! And I’m so proud to be a part of that now as a member of our small but mighty staff. Happy Birthday, Theatre Horizon!”
For proof, here’s a photo of high-school Maura being a Theatre Horizon superfan at one of those early performances. As if this wasn’t ‘small world’ enough for you, Maura is pictured with Caroline Dooner, who will be performing in our upcoming show, Voices of Christmas!
The cast of Voices of Christmas welcomes Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Maggie Lakis back to Theatre Horizon’s stage. Clemons-Hopkins played Mitch Mahoney, the Comfort Counselor, in the Barrymore Award winning ensemble of Spelling Bee and has also appeared recently at the Walnut Street Theatre and 11th Hour Theatre Company. Maggie Lakis last appeared as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, a co-production with Theatre Horizon and 11th Hour Theatre Company, a role that earned her a Barrymore Award nomination for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical. Lakis has also appeared on many of the area’s stages with credits at the Arden Theatre Company, Delaware Theatre Company and Act II Playhouse. Making their Theatre Horizon debuts are Caroline Dooner (Sunday in the Park with George, Arden Theatre Company) and Ben Michael (Miss Saigon and Fiddler on the Roof, Walnut Street Theatre).
Helping Director Matthew Decker to shape the musical sound of the evening is Music Director Jamison Forman (Fiddler on the Roof, Walnut Street Theatre, Act a Lady, Azuka Theatre Company) and Barrymore Award winner Amanda Morton (Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical, Spelling Bee), who serves as the Music Supervisor.
Come see the cast this December! Visit TheatreHorizon.org for dates and show information.