Filtering by: Shakespeare

Jun
14
to Jun 30

Noir Hamlet

Paul is thrilled to be reuinting with Centastage in another noir -- this time, it's the world premiere of John Minigan's Noir Hamlet, at the BCA from June 14-30.

Image source: Boston Theatre Scene

Image source: Boston Theatre Scene

From Boston Theatre Scene: "There's nothing wrong with Hamlet that a drink and a gun won't fix. There's never a good time to find yourself on the roof, twelve flights above the sidewalk, not sure if you're alone. Will Hamlet get the better of rival detective Paolo Niro, discover the truth of his father's death, keep his mother Gertrude from marrying the guy who may have aced him, and hold on to the love of his secretary Rae Chio? It's a comedic case with more twists than a gallows necktie, and Hamlet will be lucky to keep his own neck out of the squeezer.

Grab tickets to the show the Boston Herald hailed as "creative" and "rousing" for the summer season here.

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Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

A Midsummer Night's Dream with Boston Landmarks Orchestra

Source: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Source: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Reprising his role as rude mechanical Flute, Paul joins Commonwealth Shakespeare Company in their unique production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, accompanied by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra playing Mendelssohn's beautiful incidental music. This free, fully-staged production takes place for one night only at the DCR Hatch Shell. More info available here.

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May
9
to May 10

Boston Theatre Marathon XVII

L to R: Paul Melendy and Ed Hoopman

L to R: Paul Melendy and Ed Hoopman

Paul once again had the pleasure of participating in the Boston Theatre Marathon, one of the most anticipated annual events of the Boston theatre scene. During Saturday's warm-up laps, Paul played opposite one of his favorite partners-in-crime, Ed Hoopman, as the eccentric (and recently deceased) Christoper Marlowe in Constance Congdon's highly original full-length play Hair of the Dog, sponsored by the Huntington Theatre Company. And during Sunday's 10 minute plays, Paul played Elliot, with Brianne Beatrice as Maggie, in Jami Brandli's Once Removed, sponsored by the Boston Children's Theatre. Paul can't wait to do it again next year!

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Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

CSC 20th Anniversary Gala

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Paul was delighted when Commonwealth Shakespeare Company invited him to be a part of their 20th anniversary gala at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston. Reprising his role as Flute/Thisbe from CSC's 2007 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Paul had so much fun bringing the world of faeries and mechanicals to life for some of CSC's most loyal supporters.

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Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Shakespeare at Fenway

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Paul hit a home run with his performance as Robin Starveling/Moonshine in Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Shakespeare at Fenway! This unique event kicked off CSC's 20th season and featured a host of local and national celebrities. Among those gracing the stage with Paul were the incredibly talented Neal McDonough (Minority Report, Captain America: The First Avenger), Mike O'Malley (GleeYes, Dear) and Kerry O'Malley (CSC's Twelfth Night), Seth Gilliam (The Walking Dead), Christian Coulson (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Hours), along with local favorites like Larry Coen and many others. It was truly an unforgettable night!

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