Comedy Show and Concert to Support Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative

Program sponsored in partnership with Luther Burbank Middle School Drama Club and will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 103 Hollywood Drive, Lancaster, Massachusetts.

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Stage with Sally Cragin and Jeff Van Amburgh
WCV: Radio For Your Eyes: A two-person, one-hour mock comedy radio show in the spirit of Prairie Home Companion, but with an AM twist.

Sally Craigin teaches theatre and writing at Fitchburg State University. An award-winning columnist, she wrote for the Boston Phoenix for more than 30 years. Her short plays have been produced in New York City (Love Creek Productions), Provincetown and throughout Massachusetts. She has also worked as a script doctor for writer/performers who have presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and American Repertory Theatre. Recently, she served as an acting coach for the child actors appearing in the film “Chimera” (2018), starring Henry Ian Cusick. She began her career as a child actor with Playhouse 101 and the American Stage Festival in Milford, NH.

Jeff Van Amburgh is a voice-over artist whose rich baritone can be heard weekly on Audio Journal. A relentless stand-up comedian, he has been the toast of various open mikes up and down the 495 corridor. He is a longtime “radio guy” who has worked in both AM and FM markets. As an actor, he has appeared in plays at the Americulture Festival (Fitchburg State University), Stratton Players and most recently, Worcester Light Opera.

8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Nancy Beaudette, Canadian Songwriter and Musician, in Concert

Blending brave and honest songwriting, first-rate musicianship, and a huge helping of native Canadian wit, Nancy Beaudette is an artist of songs and heart. She was raised near Cornwall, Ontario, a place sustained by farming and millwork where French and English languages were friendly neighbours. Her songwriting delves into those roots, weaving a nostalgic past into lush songs of familial history, good-humored folly and poignant observations of life and loss. Nancy’s 2015 release of “South Branch Road”, her 8th CD, received critical acclaim, adding to the numerous accolades accrued through the years. She has been a Winner or Finalist in some of the industries most distinguished competitions, including Mountain Stage New Song Competition, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Great American Song Contest, the Independent Music Awards, and Global Peace Song Awards!