Author Archives: Mark Briner

ELF the musical is coming!!!!

ELF Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks…  
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AUDITIONS for A Few Good Men

Directed by Todd Starkey Auditions to be held Sunday June 23rd, 11am-2pm Monday June 24th, 7-9 pm Performance Dates: September 20-29, 2019 Needed: 15 men, ages range 18-60 1 woman, early 30s No monologue necessary. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script. Auditions will take place in the black box…  
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LOOKING FOR DIRECTORS & TECHNICAL STAFF

ATTENTION DIRECTORS and TECH DESIGNERS! Tidewater Players is looking to fill positions in our upcoming 2019-2020 season. If you are interested in potentially directing, stage managing, or designing set/costumes/lights/sound or general tech, please email your technical resume (or any questions or communication) to Tidewater1Productions@gmail.com. Our season is currently in development,…  
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THE CLASSIC 80s MOVIE LIVE!

HEATHERS February 22 – March 3, 2019 Music, Lyrics, & Book by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy Based on the motion picture Heathers, distributed by New World Pictures and written by Daniel Walters Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who…  
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THE FULL MONTY

May 4-19, 2019 (OPENING SATURDAY NIGHT!) Directed by Laurie Starkey Musical Direction by Chris Rose Choreographed by Elise Starkey We are pleased to announce the final show of our 2018-2019 season, the musical version of the 1997 British film THE FULL MONTY, with music by David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit)…  
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A SPECIAL HOLIDAY EVENT–The Marvelous Wonderettes: WINTER WONDERETTES

BY POPULAR DEMAND You asked for it, we listened. One of our most highly requested audience favorite productions, by popular demand, returns in a new holiday version! The original cast and original production team of last season’s smash hit THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES return for the holidays with the WINTER WONDERETTES….  
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FOR THE HOLIDAYS: A CHRISTMAS STORY, the Musical

November 16 – December 2, 2018 Book by Joseph Robinette. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and upon In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash…  
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A Quick 5 with Mark Briner from Tidewater Players’ CHESS

Sort of a blog within a blog, here is a really nice interview Mark Beachy of Maryland Theatre Guide conducted with me on many insights about all the amazing things that is CHESS. Don’t miss this amazing hit of the season! ‘A Quick 5’ with Mark Briner on ‘Chess’ at…  
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Auditions for A CHRISTMAS STORY, the Musical!

Tidewater Players is pleased to announce auditions for our upcoming holiday musical, another regional Premiere of the musical version of the perennial holiday classic, A Christmas Story. Auditions will be held Saturday, September 8th from 1 to 4 and Tuesday, September 11th from 6 to 9 at the Cultural Center at…  
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Our 2018-2019 opens with CHESS

CHESS (New UK Version) September 7-16, 2018 Music by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus Lyrics by Tim Rice Based on an Idea by Tim Rice Directed by Mark Briner Musical Direction by R. Christopher Rose & Stephanie Cvach Choreographed by Bambi Johnson “Tidewater Players makes their bold opening gambit, setting…  
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