White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

"Tribute to the Big Bands," Dress Rehearsal, Priscilla Beach Theatre, Priscilla Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA


Priscilla Beach Theatre's (PBT), The Barn Doors Orchestra, recently presented a "Tribute to the Big Bands." The music of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Andrew Sisters, Count Basie, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington, among others, filled the PBT Barn Stage with beautiful music from a bygone era.

Produced By: Bob and Sandy Malone
Production Manager: Joshua Patino
Pianist and Band Leader: Christopher Ricci
Vocal Director: Nathan Urganden
Vocalists: Amanda Childs, Kristen Ivy Haynes, Grace Martini, Matt Torrance
Stage Manager: Ross Magnant
Lighting Designer: Ellie Rogers

The following images were captured during a final rehearsal and are presented in order of occurrence. Some of these turned out particularly well - beautiful and compelling images, moments frozen in time - the vocalists in joyous song, captured live, unposed, in the moment. (Click on an image to view in higher resolution if your device supports that action).


































































































































































Come out and support live theatre at PBT or wherever you live in the world!


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Dying Birch, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA



Birch trees are almost always photogenic regardless whether vertical or horizontal, healthy or dead, rotting or thriving. This one is just outside my front door and I was shocked to see.....



........ that this Power Ranger would take liberties and ride around on it driving a red motor scooter taunting me. Who would have thought?


Monday, July 24, 2017

More from Amy's Garden, Bartlett Pond, White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA



It is difficult to capture the width and breadth of Amy's Garden. This image is an attempt using the Photoshop Elements Photomerge panorama tool in post-processing by stitching two images together. The detail is sharper than using the built-in panorama function in the camera but, frankly, for blog purposes since most readers view it on a smartphone, the difference is minimal - click to view full width if your device supports that action. Regardless, no image captures the full beauty and grandeur of standing here.



A close-up of the path entrance.



The blue thistle is starting to blossom into its classic fireworks explosion appearance.......



....... I'll have another post about this beautiful wonder in a few more days.  This image captures less depth of field than the previous one so the distant background is blurred more. I couldn't decide which of the two I liked better so, I included them both - you decide.



It is hard to beat a warm summer evening in New England in Amy's Garden on Bartlett Pond.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

"Dr. Dolittle," Dress Rehearsal, Priscilla Beach Theatre, Priscilla Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA



Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) recently opened the third young people's show of the 2017 summer workshop season with two performances of "Dr. Dolittle."

"Fun adventures of the doctor who learns to talk to the animals." (Source: PBT)

Producers: Bob and Sandy Malone
Director: Grace Martini
Production Manager: Josh Patino
Stage Manager: Daniel Schwartzberg
Lighting Designer: Ellie Rogers
Sound: Josh Patino
Production Designer: Evy Vaughan & Carlos Reyes

The following images were captured during the final dress rehearsal and are in order of occurrence in the performance. (Click on an image to view a higher resolution version if your device supports that action).



























































































































































Contact PBT online or by phone at 508-224-4888 for tickets or information. Come out and enjoy and support this precious resource in our community!

Here's the PBT production schedule for this season:

Summer Adult

"The Marvelous Wonderettes" in May,
"Nunsense" in June,
"West Side Story" in July,
"The Producers" in August,
"All Shook Up" in September, and
"Little Shop of Horrors" in October.


Summer Young People

"Disney's Aladdin Jr. (Musical)"
"30 Reasons NOT to be in a Play"
"Dr. Dolittle"
"The Princess and the Pea"
"The Wizard of OZ (Musical)"


And coming for the 2018 season!

Summer Adult

"The Last Five Years" in May,
"The Drowsy Chaperone" in June,
"Guys and Dolls" in July,
"Bye, Bye, Birdie" in August,
"Damn Yankees" in September, 
"Dames at Sea" in October.