Grease Auditions!

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Saturday June 11th from 10a.m. to 12 p.m. and Saturday June 18th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m

at The Academy Playhouse, 120 main Street, Orleans

If you cannot be at either generic of provigil date, please call 508-255-3075 to make an appointment.

Please prepare a vocal solo and a short monologue. All roles are open.

Abbie Gardner Plays the APA!

Mark Your Calendars & Join us April 18th at 8pm as Abbie Gardner takes the APA stage for a night full of great music and fun!


Abbie Gardner, the fiery Dobro player with an infectious smile has been touring with Americana darlings Red Molly for the past eleven years. After gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, from Australia to Austin, the band decided to take an indefinite hiatus in 2015, so Abbie is striking out on her own!
“Abbie Gardner shows her prodigious writing chops in her album, Hope. Tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, ride the back of her by-now familiar, formidable slide guitar licks. She channels Lucinda and Bonnie, but remains pure Abbie.”
— Richard Cuccaro, Publisher, Acoustic Live
Her background is as varied as the songs she writes.  Abbie has listened to the sweet sound of high lonesome harmonies since her first bluegrass festival at the age of three. Her father, Herb Gardner, is a swing jazz and stride pianist and dixieland trombonist. Watching him laugh as he went off to “work” every day was her first introduction to the joy of being a musician. Abbie’s first full-length recording, My Craziest Dream (2004) is an album of jazz standards featuring her father on piano. It earned her an entry in the 2009 Hal Leonard book “The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide.” Abbie studied classical flute growing up, but once she started playing Dobro in 2004 she found her main instrument. She traveled to Lyons, CO and Nashville, TN to study with Rob Ickes and Sally Van Meter. Always keen on following the vocal part and trying to find the one really perfect note, instead of a dozen okay ones, Abbie is quickly compiling an extensive discography of recording credits. Her own CDs include Honey on My Grave (2006), Bad Nights/Better Days (2008, with Anthony da Costa), and Hope (2011), which features three different kinds of slide guitar (dobro, lap steel and National bottleneck). Abbie has been recognized as an award-winning songwriter, with such accolades as; 2006 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase (2nd place), 2008 Lennon Award Winner (folk) for “The Mind of a Soldier” and 2008 American Songwriter Magazine Grand Prize Lyric Winner for “I’d Rather Be.” “The Mind of a Soldier” was also featured on Lufthansa Airlines in 2010. Abbie has had the honor of being part of the songwriting faculty at the 2010 and 2011 Swannanoa Gatherings and assisting at Reso Summit, Nashville’s Resonator Conference, for the past several years. She wrote and released a song per week for a year as part of the 2013 Real Women Real Songs project and is excited to tour as a solo act in 2016.



Be A Part of our 2016 SEASON!
All Are Welcome!

The Academy Playhouse announces auditions for:

The Wizard of Oz

Roles are open for men, women, and children.
Please prepare a vocal solo with sheet music & a short monologue.
Auditions Dates Are:
Tuesday, January 5th &
Wednesday, January 6th
at 6:45 pm at The Academy Playhouse School
5 Giddiah Hill Road, Orleans
For questions, information or if you cannot make these audition times but would like to be considered for this show please call 508-255-3075
Break a Leg!

40th Anniversary Dance Concert

Please join us as we celebrate 40 years of bringing the Arts to Cape Cod!

And, please print  out this H&K fundraiser flyer & bring it with you to the Orleans Hearth & Kettle on the day of the Dance Concert (May 23rd)… Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner and H&K will donate 15% of your purchase into the APA Scholarship Fund!  Thank you, H&K for supporting Arts Education on Cape Cod!
40th Anniversary Dance Concert
h&k fundraiser flyer