This summer Annisquam will be transformed into a brilliantly-hued Greek island, as the AVP produces one of the most popular musicals of the Broadway stage, Mamma Mia!. The jukebox musical romantic comedy is based on the songs written by ABBA, an internationally beloved Swedish pop/dance group active from 1972 to 1982. The title of the musical was taken from the 1975 chart-topper song “Mamma Mia.”
The musical opened in London in April 1999 and in New York in October 2001, becoming the ninth longest running Broadway show. The Broadway opening was shortly after 9/11, and many found the show to be an affirmation of life in the midst of the destruction of 9/11. The show became a major motion picture in 2008 (filmed on the Greek island of Skopelos), and a sequel named Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was released last year. It is one of the few major musicals where the songs, popular worldwide since the 1970s, predated the show and the movie. Many audience members will recall as teens singing such megahits as “Dancing Queen,” “Super Trouper,” “Mamma Mia,” “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!,” “Waterloo,” and “The Winner Takes It All.” We will not be surprised to see our audiences singing and dancing in the aisles of the Village Hall this summer.
The show tells the story, through the ABBA music, of a young woman (Sophie), raised by her mother (Donna) in the Greek islands, and engaged to be married to her fiancé (Sky), seeking to find her father to walk her down the aisle. After reading her mother’s diary, she discovers that there are 3 possible contenders (Sam, Bill and Harry), all of whom she invites to the wedding.
Old Cold Tater and Down Home Swing appear in concert on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at 7pm at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA.
These outstanding acoustic musicians promise a great evening of Bluegrass at its best. This concert is sponsored by Cazeault Solar & Home. The concert is free to the public. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps a picnic dinner. The rain date is Wednesday, July 31. For further information please visit DavidLBenjamin.com or call 978-281-2286
What a beautiful day Sunday was. Rick and I went kayaking around Gloucester Harbor and had our lunch on Ten Pound Island, we visited Joey on the dock, Wicked Tuna being filmed and paddle through the west wind and choppy ocean. It was fantastic. Also we saw the barge that took down the Magnolia Pier.
Again we are so lucky.
What’s in a name? For these front row cottages it’s the charm of Long Beach all the way. What would you use?
Compare with April 2017 see 74 Long Beach front row cottages in less than a minute slowed down version “Coastal Living: Long Beach walk combines ocean view, front row cottages and beach” here
Annual Sea Fair
Village Center: Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 10am-3:00PM
Food,Books, Art, Flowers, Plants,T-Shirts, The Ship’s Galley and more.
School Yard: Kids’s Games, White Elephant Table
Village Hall: “The Waxworks” – Annisquam’s answer to Madame Tussaud’s Waxworks
Lighting of the Cove: 9:00pm
Hand made teddy is one of the raffle items offered by the ladies at the flower table at the Sea Fair this Saturday. Take a chance on owning this bear.
I guess “tubular” is how you would describe this seaweed. I was clearing out my iPhone of tons of photos last night and found these photos that I took earlier this month at Lime Kiln Park in the San Juan Islands. This seaweed was floating everywhere out there and I was kind of fascinated by it. I’ve never seen anything like it.
Photos submitted by Deb Schradieck
This is what I’ve found-
http://www.viewyacht.com/advantage180 Accommodations:Ad-Vantage was originally launched in 2012 as an Offshore Crew Supply Vessel by Damen Shipyards. A perfect platform to then be transformed in 2015 to the Yacht Support Vessel she is today, extending capacity and capabilities of her mothership Vantage yet accommodations still offered for 6 guests in 3 staterooms of her own. There is a forward cabin that can convert from a Queen bed to 2 Twin beds, a portside Twin bedded cabin and starboard Queen cabin for a versatile arrangement of staff or overflow of guests from her mothership, 150′ PJ Vantage. Ad-Vantage carries a range of tenders and toys for every occasion including a Triton 3300/3, 3 man, 1000 meter capable submarine, 40 Van Dutch, 34 Jupiter fishing boat, 26 Rupert RIB, Nautique G21 wake boat, Hobie Cat & Seadoo. The interior of Ad-Vantage was refitted to accommodate additional personnel such as dive guides, submarine pilots or medic, however the simple, clean finish of the interior could accommodate overflow of guests depending on the intended use.
BY LAURA NINEHAM
As part of the extensive refit, Advantage was lengthened with a new transom platform housing a stern anchor. Her deck was reconfigured and 60 seats were removed and replaced with three guest cabins, a captain’s cabin and an office on the main deck.
She was given Quantum stabilisers and a new paint job, as well as getting an upgrade to her lower crew area and galley. A fit-for-purpose coal room was also added.