“Gloucester Story” auditions this Sunday, May 28

These are the two songs you’ll be asked to sing during Sunday’s auditions for “Gloucester Story.” Click on the image or this caption to go to the Audition Information page on our website to download a copy.

Besides the main roles, there are smaller roles available, as well as “Fishermen’s Wives Chorus,” “Fishermen’s Chorus,” and “Children’s Chorus” opportunities.  

When Clayton Stockbridge finished writing the original play in 1953, he included his own descriptions of the all the roles, like “Captain Nate,” “Liz Brewer,” and “Frenchie Boudreau.”

Read the 
Character Descriptions

There are many opportunities to participate in this historical community event.

Like Gloucester, the show is full of characters.
You just might fit the part! 
Gloucester Story reflects our community in 1905

Ann Lodge and Robert Thomas in a 1953 dress rehearsal. (Photograph by Bill Worden. Clayton Stockbridge Scrapbook of the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Gloucester, MA. Gift of Agnes B. Stockbridge, 1973. [Accession #2083])
It is a dramatic story of the doomed fishing vessel, Artemesia, and the conflict between the desire of a life at sea and the business of fishing.  It involves a schooner vessel, a business owner, and his son who wishes to crew on the vessel in order to have the life experience at sea and not be confined to a business life on shore.  The son has resistance from his parents and fiancé in his quest to go to sea, and as a result becomes a part of the tragedy which strikes.    
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Who was Clayton Stockbridge?
Clayton B. Stockbridge (1895-1973)
(Clayton Stockbridge Scrapbook of the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Gloucester, MA.
Gift of Agnes B. Stockbridge, 1973. [Accession #2083]
The Plumber Playwright of Gloucester was a writer, singer, sculpture, and a one-time golf champion. And, boy could he carve fish bones. 
Read Clayton’s Bio
Now accepting applications for the AVP Theatrical Arts ScholarshipThe AVP is offering a scholarship of up to $1000 to students 8 – 22 years old that can be used for any artistic development, such as classes or private instruction in acting, voice, dance, costuming, etc., or tuition to a school or camp program offering such instruction. 
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