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Gloucester Stage Company
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Andrew Burgreen, Managing Director of the Gloucester Stage Company, relates the first time he was struck by the performing arts:
 
"I was six or seven years old when my parents took me and my sisters to see Ethel Merman in Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun at Shady Grove Music Fair located outside Washington, D.C.  I remember being totally enthralled.  My head was spinning with this dynamic legend belting out 'There's No Business Like Show Business'. It had a profound effect on me for the rest of my life and it was there that I was bitten by the 'show business bug'. I was in every school play, directed the Sophomore Variety Show, and double majored in theater and English in college. My long career in theater was fostered by my parents and mentors who believed in the value of the theater arts and its capacity to capture the imaginations of countless generations, affecting the way our society sees itself within a unique perspective of playwright, audience and artists' collaboration."  


From left: Richard Snee, Steven Barkhimer, and Lindsay Crouse in Gloucester Stage Company's 2012 season production of Round and Round the Garden. (Photo: Gary Ng)
 
Gloucester Stage Company
267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
978.281.4433
gloucesterstage.com
 
The  Gloucester Stage Company (GSC), founded in 1979, is an award winning, small, non-profit professional theater located in Cape Ann, Massachusetts.  Its mission is to present the highest quality professional productions while contributing to the cultural, economic and educational development of Cape Ann.  Entering its 33rd Season, GSC has produced 32 World premieres, 6 American premieres and 17 New England premieres to date. Current Artistic Director, Eric Engel, took the helm in 2007 after previously serving as a Guest Director and Producing Director/Associate Artistic Director.  Israel Horovitz, world-renowned playwright, was a co-founder of the company and held the position of Artistic Director until 2006.  Managing Director, Andrew Burgreen, whose career in the performing arts spans 35 years, joined GSC in 2010.  

GSC's 2012 Summer Season runs June 14 to September 16 and includes Round and Round the Garden, Carnival, Master Harold... and the Boys, 9 Circles, and Crimes of the Heart.







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