Old Friends Reunite Onstage

Thu, 07/14/2022 - 8:45pm

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       The Waldo Theatre on Main Street in Waldoboro was the scene of a  reunion, unlike most others on Sunday, July 10. “Broadway at the Waldo,”  a gala fundraiser to benefit the theatre, welcomed 20 performers who have graced the stage  in the historic theater  over the last 40 or so years,

      Andrew Luke who last graced the stage in Hello Dolly 30 years ago said, “This show was like combining a family reunion with a Mickey Rooney /Judy Garland movie  ‘Come on gang, let’s put on a show.’ ‘.

     Emcee Teddy Howland, who now hails from the Washington DC area, grew up on the stage at the Waldo Theatre. “I never imagined being back at the Waldo, singing my little heart out, with friends and family on stage and in the audience,’ he said.

      Director Ellie Busby and Music Director Charlie Grindle had their hands full creating a show where all could perform safely and rehearse separately until the very last. “I am delighted at the level of devotion that staying safe and still having fun brought out in our wonderful cast,” said Busby, “ Many of us had not seen one another in person in years.”

         As Director Busby said in her introduction, stealing from all kinds of sources “Welcome to the Theater. Leave your troubles outside. In here, life is beautiful, the girls are beautiful, Even the Orchestra is beautiful- even when it is just one guy at a piano.”

             The pictures pretty much say it all- enjoy! 

The historic Waldo Theatre on Main Street in Waldoboro has a slate of live and movie events for all ages, Check out www.waldotheatre.org. for more information- and get tickets early for events as they sell out fast!