Art Lab is a commercial producer of regional and Broadway theatre in New York and Massachusetts and a developer of new work.
MUM'S THE WORD!
Art Lab is pleased to announce Mum’s The Word, a musical celebration of mothers, featuring famous motherly moments from Broadway and beyond. A musical celebration that will delight and entertain the entire family. Mum’s the Word will be presented at Lucas Hall, 54 Chapoquoit Rd, Falmouth MA for 3 performances only, May 12th at 7:30pm, May 13th at 7:30pm, and May 14th at 2pm.
Ticket prices are $35 and are general admission. There will be two acts with one intermission.
Mum’s The Word will feature four stellar performers, Bridget Beirne, Megan Chacalos, Nick Cearley, and James Mills.
Mum’s the Word, conceived by Art Lab, is one of many projects produced outside of New York City. Art Lab, a commercial producer, and developer of new works, primarily based in New York, is excited to be partnering with The College Light Opera Company. CLOC is in turn, delighted to be working with Art Lab to bring theater to its patrons and beyond, outside of the regular season. We are starting what we know will be a long-standing tradition, bringing together exciting theater with a mix of talent, creatives, and management from New York, Boston, and Cape Cod to present exceptional productions in the off-season. Our goal is also to provide more opportunities to the community at large, including schools and other groups. In theater today, collaborations with our fellow artists and companies are more important than ever.
Mum’s The Word, features some of New York’s finest talent, performing pop and musical theatre songs about mothers, some with a new twist. The show includes such unforgettable songs as; When You’re Good to Mama(Chicago), Maybe(Annie), Our Children(Ragtime), You’ll Be in My Heart(Tarzan) and many others.
Off Broadway/New York: York Theatre: That Time of the Year; Oh Boy! (LuEllen w/Hunter Bell). LiveStage Performance NYC: Jesus Christ, Superstar (Magdalene). Symphony Space NYC: Manhattan Madcaps… (Jeanette). Working Theatre: The Ballad of Ella Mae Wiggins (Ella Mae). NY Fringe: Elektrafire! (Elektra). Regionally: Stages Repertory Theatre: Mack and Mabel (Mabel Normand); Gidion’s Knot (Heather); Road Show (Myra Yerkes). Cape Playhouse: Beehive (Janis Joplin); Leader of the Pack (Ellie Greenwich). Virginia Musical Theatre: Man of La Mancha (Aldonza, w/Richard White). Goodspeed Norma Terris Theatre: Lizzie Borden (Mrs.Bence). Maltz Jupiter Theatre: Beehive (Janis Joplin). Fiddlehead Theatre: My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle); Funny Girl (Fanny Brice); A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline (Patsy). SpeakEasy Stage Co : Violet (Title Role); Floyd Collins (Nellie Collins); Parade (Lucille Frank) and others. Peterborough Players: Many shows as a longtime member of the acting company, including The Drowsy Chaperone (Title Role); Our Town (Mrs. Soames); Beehive (Janis Joplin); Outside Mullingar (Rosemary); Constellations (Marianne) A Closer Walk… and Always, Patsy Cline (Patsy) and The 39 Steps (The Women). Recent: Beehive (Janis Joplin) at Greater Boston Stage Co. Upcoming: Pipeline and Tell Me on a Sunday at the Peterborough Players. BFA: Boston Conservatory. All love to her favorite person, Tom Frey. www.bridgetbeirne.com
is delighted to be returning to Cape Cod to collaborate with CLOC and Art Lab. A regular stage director with CLOC, James previously staged 2022’s season opener The Gondoliers. Having performed in the Vocal Company of the 2004 CLOC season, James made a special appearance in Stable to Stage II, the 2010 Benefit for the Highfield Theatre Restoration Project, and he has served as a member of the CLOC National Honorary Committee of Alumni. A graduate of the University of New Mexico, James is based in New York City and makes a living as Associate Artistic Director and principal comic baritone, or “patter man,” with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players. In his time with NYGASP, James has performed in all 13 of the surviving G&S comic operas in NYC, on tour across the US and Canada, or in the UK at the International G&S Festival. He has directed and stage managed for NYGASP and is the 2019/2020 recipient of the Isaac Asimov Award for Artistic Achievement. As a character actor and fixture of the NYC nightlife community, James has been honored to be an announcer for the NYC Pride March and is co-star/co-creator (along with RuPaul Drag Race Season 12 star Jackie Cox) of the all-new drag musical, The Hell’s Kitchenettes, @hellskitchenettes and hellskitchenettes.com. James is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.
is the co-creator of the critically acclaimed “Undie-Rock” duo known as The Skivvies (www.theskivviesnyc.com). Broadway/ Tour: All Shook Up. Off Broadway: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), Pageant (Drama Desk Nominated Off Broadway Original Revival Cast / Cast Album on Jay Records), Sex Tips…, Cupid & Psyche. BroadwayHD: First Date (dir. Meg Fofonoff), The Importance of Being Earnest, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play. Selected Regional: Nine (!) regional premiere productions of the one person play Buyer & Cellar, all across America. Other recent credits: Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Portland Center Stage, Saugatuck Center for the Arts), Grand Horizons (Brian, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati), An Act of God (B Street Theatre/ Sacramento), Twelfth Night (Feste, Bay Street Theatre), The Rocky Horror Show (Brad Majors, Bucks County Playhouse, dir. Hunter Foster). Cearley also co-conceived and starred in the new revival of the actor/ musician You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown which also premiered at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Instagram: @clearlycearley & @theskivviesnyc.www.nickcearley.com
is thrilled to be making her Cape Cod stage debut! Megan is a graduate from the BFA Acting program at West Virginia University and holds a conservatory certification from Stella Adler Studio NYC. New York/Off Broadway: A Tuesday in Hell (Beelzebub), Thin Crust (Henrietta), The Boar (Elena). Regional: A Charlie Brown Christmas (Violet, West Virginia Public Theatre) Collegiate: Meteor Shower (Corky), Heathers the Musical (Heather Duke), She Kills Monsters (Lilith), New Anatomies (Isabelle). You can also catch Megan serving as host in another Art Lab production, the ongoing internet talk show, Broadway Interludes available on YouTube. Thank you to Meg Fofonoff for putting her on stage! She’d also like to personally thank her own mother, Laurel, for.. you know, birthing her. All my love to my wonderful family and to my favorite person, Jake Guthrie.
IG: @MeganChacalos www.MeganJoChacalos.com
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