Migrating you to the new blog!

Hello everyone,

Now that Walden Theatre is on a new, improved, expanding new website there’s also a new blog. We’ve gone ahead and imported all the content from this old blog so everything you’ve seen over the past several years will remain accessible on the new site. Just like that.

Of course, this means you’ll need to subscribe anew to the new site. OR DOES IT?

I’ve migrated all the current subscribers from this blog to the new one, and you should now receive any updates from the new site just as you did before. Only now, everything originates from one source: www.WaldenTheatre.org. Hurrah!

If you happen to experience problems or just want to confirm for yourself that your email address has migrated successfully, you can visit the following link, enter your email in the Get the news! subscription box on the right, and you’ll either be added or you’ll get a popup that says you’re already on that list. Either way, you’re done and it was just that easy.


If you have questions, please email Isaac. Thanks for following us, and welcome to a brave new world with a brave new Walden Theatre/Blue Apple Players integrated website.



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Classes off today…

Still bad out there.

All classes and rehearsals are canceled Tuesday Feb 17.

We’ll have news about Wednesday Feb 18 by noon on that day.

Any time weather threatens, please check the front page of the website for the latest info on class cancelations. We also post updates to FacebookTwitter, and the blog – typically in that order.

We’ll also update our status with local media outlets, but please check the sources above for the definitive answer to your inclement weather questions.

Stay safe out there!

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Auditions for Shakespeare Festival 2015

We’re auditioning Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 plus George Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Stratagem. Here are the dates and all the info you need for a good audition. Students currently enrolled in the Conservatory at the Studio level and above are eligible.

Henry IV Parts 1 & 2

  • Jan 26 from 3:30-6 & 6:30-8:00
    Jan 27 from 6:30-8:30
    Callbacks Jan 28 6:30-8:30

Find a partner, choose from one of the provided sides (Poins and Hal, Lady Percy and Hotspur, Henry IV and Warwick, Silence and Shallow; see Julane for a copy), rehearse the side with your partner (memorization not required, but be highly prepared by knowing what you’re saying and make CHOICES!), sign up for a time both of you can attend (and arrive early).

Actors will be cast to play roles in both productions. Most actors will play multiple roles. PLEASE REVIEW THE REHEARSAL CALENDAR to make sure you don’t have conflicts before committing.

The Beaux’ Stratagem

  • Jan 24 from 2:00-6:00
    Jan 27 from 6:00-9:00
    Callbacks: Jan 28 from 6:30-9:00

See Hallie for a side BEFORE the audition date. Have your monologue prepared for audition day. The play will use a British dialect, so please make an attempt to use one in the audition. We aren’t looking for perfection, just COMMITMENT!

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Box Office: Romeo + Juliet


Anyone interested in volunteering for ROMEO + JULIET box office may now sign up!


Volunteers assist Walden Theatre staff with box office cash handling, programs, and ticket taking before each performance. We need between 1 and 3 volunteers depending on the day and time of shows. Box office opens one hour before showtime–same time actors need to be here–and volunteers receive a complimentary ticket for that show. Parents and mature students are welcome!

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Romeo + Juliet

January 22-31
The Yum! Family Series Cornerstone Classic
presented by Walden Theatre

Romeo + Juliet

by William Shakespeare
directed by Julane Havens

The unforgettable classic about star-crossed young lovers and their allies caught between powerful feuding families as new and ancient grudges threaten banishment, retribution, and bloodshed in fair Verona.

Please join Walden Theatre for Romeo & Juliet, performed on the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage January 22-31. This production is made possible in part thanks to generous support from the Yum! Brands Foundation and is the third production in Walden Theatre’s annual Cornerstone Classics Series. Drawn from among the “cornerstones” of the literary canon, these classics reveal universal truths about life and emotional response – laying a solid foundation for young actors while reminding audiences of their own humanity.Romeo+Juliet-poster

January 22-24 and 29-31 @ 7:30pm
Matinees January 24 and 31 @ 2:00pm

Evenings: $15 adults $10 students/seniors.
Matinees $10 adults $8 students/seniors.

Reservations available by contacting Walden Theatre 502.589.0084 or boxoffice@waldentheatre.org. Tickets will also be available at the box office beginning 1 hour before each performance.

Students currently enrolled at Walden Theatre are entitled to one comp ticket for the show.

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Uncle Vanya box office

This is the signup link for box office volunteers for our second Chekhov in the 2014/15 season, and our innaugural Staff Showcase: UNCLE VANYA.


Shifts begin one hour before each showtime, and all volunteers receive a comp ticket for the performance. If you’re signing up more than one person (a kid, a spouse with you) please select the number of signup boxes appropriate rather than indicating this in the notes field.

Please let us know if you have trouble using this tool, or contact us directly at 502.589.0084 or mail@waldentheatre.org.


LOCATION: Nancy Niles Sexton Stage at Walden Theatre

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Challenge Grant: Let’s rise to meet it!

Walden Theatre and Blue Apple Players are working together to become the region’s most comprehensive theatre conservatory and education provider for school children, their families, and teachers.

And now, thanks to a grant by the SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration (NYC), we have the opportunity to secure generous support for the merger process.

Gifts made to Walden/Blue Apple by December 31st go toward a $30,000 challenge goal required to secure this prestigious national foundation’s support. Our merger was selected as one of only 18 funded projects in the last 5 years, and it’s only the fourth arts organization to ever receive a grant.

Your tax-deductible gift of support and your leadership in sharing this challenge with friends & colleagues ensures that we can meet this challenge.

Walden Theatre and Blue Apple Players were each founded in 1976 and have worked closely together for nearly a decade – collaborating on public school programs, productions, training, fund development and arts advocacy. We share a proud history of developing generations of collaborative, empathetic, confident, and creative young people using the power of drama education. Together, our goal is to deliver the highest quality programs and strongest achievable outcomes to more children, more families, more teachers and more schools by maximizing the financial, artistic and educational strengths of our two organizations.

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