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VLOG September Newsletter

“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”Thornton Wilder

Happy September! The weather may be cooling down, but VLOG is heating up! Well, it’s not actually cooling down yet, but the second half is true.

We are all busily preparing for our November production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, our first fully staged show in four and a half years (believe it or not, By Jupiter in May of 2019 was the last one). To say we’re excited (and scared) would be an understatement. We have a wonderful production team, a marvelous cast, and we can’t wait to get started.

You may be asking yourself: Self, what can I do to ensure Gentlemen’s Guide is a smashing success? I’m glad you asked! There are big jobs, small jobs, and all sorts of jobs in between, before, during and after the run.

  • Help building sets, props, and/or costumes

  • Work backstage as an assistant stage manager, dresser (we’re going to need a few of these!), follow-spot operator, gofer, etc.

  • Lend a hand with load-in and strike

  • Usher at show time, make and/or sell concessions

  • Box-office coordination

  • Tell all of your family, friends, and work-proximity associates about VLOG, and get them to buy tickets!

  • and many, many more

Gentleman’s Guide is a huge endeavor, and we’re going to need the support of this loving community. And that’s what it’s all about, isn’t It? Community. Without you, there wouldn’t be an us. So please consider donating some of your valuable time (and money, maybe? Money never hurts!), and let’s make some magic together!

Yours in Melpomene and Thalia,

James Higgins

Please direct your volunteer excitement in email form to James Higgins


Once again, thank you so much to everyone who came out and auditioned at VLOG for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. The casting team was overwhelmingly impressed by everyone’s incredible talent at the auditions! Congratulations to those cast in the show!

Nicolette Boillotat–Sibella Hallward Keith Broughton–Man #1 Martin Everall–Man #2 Maggie Langhorne–Woman #1 Joe Marx–Montague "Monty" Navarro Karen Mason–Woman #2 Chazmond J. Peacock–The D'Ysquith Family Kathleen Raab–Woman #3 Luke Sikora–Man #3 Amanda Silva–Phoebe D'Ysquith Noelle Teagno–Miss Shingle

The cast is already hard at work at their first rehearsal


Seeing as MURDER is in the air...

Join us in October For A Murder Mystery Party

We will be hosting a Murder Mystery Party end of October, time/location to be announced based on interest.

We will all dress up in theme and work together over drinks and food to create a night of exciting mystery and intrigue!

Solving crimes has never been so much fun.

Look out for an individual email to RSVP in the next couple of weeks.

We'd KILL to have you Join Us!

  • October 2023 - Murder Mystery Soirée, TBD

  • November 17-19, 2023 - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Flea Theater


Have you renewed your membership for the 2023-24 season yet?


The Village Light Opera Group (VLOG) and its membership are actively and enthusiastically committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This encompasses age, cultural background, education, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background. We are actively committed to diversity in casting, and encourage performers, directors, designers, and crew of diverse backgrounds to join us. VLOG is committed to being a group that tells a diverse portfolio of stories which reflect the human experience and demonstrates the remarkable spectrum in our community. We are committed to creating a safe space for everyone. It is through diversity that we are made stronger, smarter, and more compassionate.

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