February 25, 2016
On April 29 and May 1, In Good Company will present its new production of Voices from the Mountain at First Parish in Lexington. Tickets go on sale on March 1 through Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets for adults are $20, and tickets for children 12 and under are $16. However, there is a $2 discount for tickets purchased during the month of March.
November 2, 2015
Our first performance of Hail to the Chief this season will be this Sunday, November 8, at the Natick Community-Senior Center (see map below for location). Sponsored by the Natick Historical Society, the show will begin at 1:30 pm. Admission is free for NHS members and Natick students. A $5 donation is requested from non-members.
October 7, 2015
Good evening to all. The results of my prior Doodle poll, regarding a rehearsal on November 1, indicated that we would be missing too many key people to make that day work. But since Jonathan is of the opinion that we would greatly benefit from an additional run-through, we are checking out some additional times on October 30 and 31. So, please, respond to your availability for the times listed on this new poll: http://doodle.com/poll/phg5w4ivm7t87kz6 We appreciate your patience with this process. If we can get your responses during the day tomorrow (Thursday), hopefully we’ll be in a position to set a time at rehearsal tomorrow evening. Many thanks. Jim
October 1, 2015
Good morning. As we have discussed briefly at our recent rehearsals, we would like to schedule an extra rehearsal for Hail to the Chief on Sunday, November 1, one week before our performance in Natick. Please click the link below to access a Doodle poll, which will allow us to schedule the rehearsal at the most convenient time for the company as a whole: http://doodle.com/poll/7ixu9833cz4zkvtu The sooner we get your response, the sooner we can settle on the time. Thanks. Jim
September 18, 2015
Good morning to all. As we have discussed at the end of the adult rehearsals the past two weeks (in other words, parents have not hear this), we are thinking about taking Voice from the Mountain to North Carolina next year, which would be in addition to any performances we would have in this area. The first task is to determine interest in such an excursion and whether the bulk of the company could actually participate. Please click below to access a Doodle poll that shows the dates we are considering: http://doodle.com/poll/7am7hhq8yxqr6yhi At this time, here are the guidelines I would ask you to follow in responding: (1) If you have a firm obligation on a particular date that cannot be moved OR if you are not interested in participating on a particular date, then say “no”. (2) Otherwise, if you are interested and you do not yet have obligations […]
September 15, 2015
Anyone interested in the following? I haven’t checked lately to see if the class is full. Renni Somerville Community Access TV is offering two workshops with experienced grant writer and educator Ellen Gugel. The workshops are geared to the non-profit professional who is interested learning how to research applicable grants and create successful proposals. The classes will be held at the The Parenting Journey, 366 Somerville Avenue, Somerville on September 18 and 25 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The first workshop will cover grant-seeking, and the second grant writing. Each workshop is $50. Refreshments will be provided. If you would be interested in participating, visit their website to register: http://www.scatvsomerville.org/news/grant-writing-workshop-with-ellen-gugel/
September 11, 2015
Good morning. In response to the question about the timing of a potential trip to North Carolina to perform Voices, here are the pertinent dates around that time of year: Easter is March 27 Passover begins on Friday, April 22 Patriots Day, and therefore the first day of school vacation week, is April 18. So, presumably, we would need to head south on either Friday April 15 or Saturday April 16. Let that guide your thinking about this project. *** While I have your attention, you will see that I sent this e-mail also to ” firstname.lastname@example.org“. By doing so, it will also appear on Members Messages page of the website. If you have information you want to share with other IGC members, whether or not it applies to company business, please send your e-mail to that address so we can maintain an archive of such items. *** Lastly, please […]
September 2, 2015
August 31, 2015
Good evening to all. With our new season just on the horizon, not only is it time for us to reconvene, but it is also time to encourage new folks to join In Good Company. With that in mind, I have prepared a flyer that you can print out and put up in local places where singers might find it – a local library, coffee shops, schools, etc. If each member could put up just 10 posters in your area, we would get pretty good coverage. We will be updating the website, Facebook page and Twitter feed soon (if you haven’t done so, follow our new Twitter handle, @InGoodCoTheater) with this information, so be sure to share the news through your social media connections as well. If you have questions about all this, please feel free to contact me. Thanks, and see y’all soon. Jim Audition-Notice-Sept-2015.pdf
August 13, 2015
A number of IGC members are attending a performance of Ernest Shackleton Love Me on Wednesday, September 23. One of the persons who originally planned to attend now cannot do so. If you might be interested in taking the ticket and joining us, please let me know. The cost is $45. Thanks. Jim
August 5, 2015
In Good Company is pleased to announce the hiring of Dan Ryan as Music Director. Dan comes to In Good Company well-schooled in the musical arts, holding a Master of Music degree in Conducting from The Boston Conservatory where he studied with maestri Dr. Bill Cutter and Dr. George Case. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in music education and vocal performance from Catawba College where he studied conducting with Paul E. Oakley and voice with Dr. Scott Macleod. Other conducting teachers and mentors of note include Andrew Altenbach, Dr. Beth Willer, and Brian O’Connell.
August 5, 2015
The Eight Tracks are auditioning for new members! We’re holding a call for all voice parts, and we’re especially looking for sopranos, tenors, and vocal percussionists. For more information, visit www.theeighttracks.com.
August 4, 2015
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August 1, 2015
Each season, In Good Company offers productions from its repertoire for public and school performances. This year we will present Hail to the Chief, the delightful, thoughtful and humorous musical journey through the election campaign music of George Washington through the Kennedy era – just in time for the height of the US election! And in the spring, In Good Company is thrilled to mount a new production of Voices from the Mountain, an evocative musical detailing the journey of “songcatcher” Olive Dame Campbell’s visit to the villages and people of Appalachia in the early 1900s.
November 30, 2013
Our new production, “None But the Best,” premiered in Boston at the Tremont Temple on November 2 and 3 to enthusiastic audiences. The play, which shares the life and works of “the most famous person we never met,” philanthropist and publisher Daniel Sharp Ford, shared, through songs, dances, stories and drama, the work of the man who published “The Youth’s Companion,” the most popular newspaper in America in the late nineteenth century. Ford funded New England Baptist Hospital and the Ruggles Street Baptist Church, and endowed the Boston Baptist Social Union, which continues Ford’s mission of helping the poor and indigent. “None But the Best” played in Sherborn on November 16 and will be performed in early December for the Boston Baptist Social Union.
October 15, 2013
June 15, 2013
Our Kickstarter campaign, completed in June 2013, raised $13,751.00 (from 186 backers) toward the creation of our spring show, The Golden Door. The company is very grateful to those who so generously supported this campaign and hope that many of you will have the opportunity to see the show in May of 2014. Learn more about The Golden Door.
January 15, 2013
In over 30 years of leading musical organizations, this is the first time Kay Dunlap has ever been part of the commissioning of a new work. “This is very exciting for In Good Company and a great help to us in getting started,” Dunlap said. “While we often create shows about people from history, this is the first time someone else has suggested that we create a show around a specific person.” It has turned out to be a fascinating project in which the whole cast has learned a lot about Boston and New England in the second half of the 19th century. “We thought we already knew a lot about this period. We had previously presented a show about the Hutchinson Family Singers set at the end of the Civil War and the causes they supported: abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage and temperance. But None but the Best has taught us not […]