Filtering by: theatre
Nov
26
to Dec 22

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley

Image courtesy MRT

Image courtesy MRT

This winter, Paul is so excited to be working at Merrimack Repertory Theatre for the first time! He joins the cast of The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, a follow-up to last year’s successful run of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, both plays based on and set following the events of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice. Paul plays Brian, a servant, offering a new Upstairs, Downstairs perspective on Austen’s original story.

Get more information and purchase tickets here.

View Event →

Aug
12
to Aug 24

Noir Hamlet Headed to Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

2019NOIRHAM_VN.jpg

John Minigan’s Noir Hamlet is headed to Edinburgh Fringe Fest this August! Paul is thrilled to have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform this show for audiences from around the world.

“Passion, jealousy, and murder never got so many laughs! John Minigan's new and wild reimagining of the Shakespeare classic has more twists than a gallows necktie. Hamlet is a wise-cracking private eye, his pal Horatio is now a complicated gal Friday named Rae Chio and the rotten state of Denmark is transformed into the City of Angels circa 1949. Mix equal parts of the Bard, Bogart and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and shake vigorously. Boston Globe Critics' Pick! Edge Media's Best of Boston Theatre 2018!” — Fringe Fest website

Going to be in Europe in August? Get your tickets here!

View Event →
Jul
14
11:00 PM23:00

Interview with cast of The 39 Steps on The GloucesterCast

268x0w.jpg

As always, Paul, along with his castmates and Bob Walsh, had a fun time with Joey Ciaramitaro promoting The 39 Steps on The GloucesterCast ep. 345. Featuring discussion of the bucket show and stage farts, a taste of Foley work, and special appearances from “Christopher Walken,” “Rain Man,” “Pee-wee Herman,” and “Chewbacca.” Follow the link here to listen!

View Event →
Jul
5
to Jul 28

The 39 Steps

2-39Steps-Small-Poster.png

This summer Paul returns to Gloucester Stage Company to tackle one of the clowns in an adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps.

“A fast paced, witty, and comedic mystery, The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay, who feeling stricken with a boring life, sets out for adventure. He quickly gets swept up in a murder, espionage, and romance – Now he must save the entire United Kingdom from peril. You’ll get whiplash watching just four actors bring to life this imaginative stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller. An all-star cast featuring Lewis Wheeler*, Amanda Collins*, Paul Melendy*, and all return to Gloucester Stage for this indomitably funny play.” — Gloucester Stage website

Don’t miss out on this killer adaptation — get your tickets here.

View Event →
Dec
8
to Dec 23

Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol

Image source: Greater Boston Stage Company

Image source: Greater Boston Stage Company

Paul is excited to be returning to Greater Boston Stage Company for the second year in a row to do a children’s Christmas show. This year it’s Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol, in which Paul plays many roles, including the Pie Seller, Marley, Christmas Present, Fezziwig, Fred, and Stevens. Running now through December 23, come get your fix of Christmas spirit and bring the kids! Tickets available here.

View Event →
Jul
13
to Aug 11

Cyrano

  • Gloucester Stage Company (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Photo credit: Gary Ng

Photo credit: Gary Ng

Paul is thrilled to be back at Gloucester Stage company for another season, this time taking a turn as the villainous de Guiche in the New England premiere of Cyrano, a new adaptation by Jason O’Connell and Brenda Withers and directed by Bob Walsh.

From the GSC website: "Who wins the battle of beauty versus brains? Cyrano is a swordsman, philosopher, poet, and raconteur—everything that the love of his life, Roxane, would want. There’s just one colossal problem: his nose, rendering him unworthy of her affection (or so he believes). Enter Christian, a handsome, yet tongue-tied, young cadet equally smitten by Roxane. Surely together this unlikely pair can win the fair maiden’s heart. A cast of five plays a multitude of roles in this imaginative version of the classic tale."

Don Aucoin of the Boston Globe named it a critic's pick for summer theatre. Grab your tickets here!

View Event →
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.

View Event →
Aug
10
to Aug 19

Toward Zero

toward_orig.jpg

In this Agatha Christie classic, Paul plays Neville Strange, the perfect gentleman -- handsome, charming, and athletic -- but caught in a love triangle. Things only get more complicated after someone is murdered. Did Neville do it, or was it another guest at the Gull's Point Mansion? Find out at the Barnstormers Theatre from August 10-19.

View Event →
Jul
27
to Aug 5

My Three Angels

Paul had great fun playing Paul, the weaselly nephew from Paris, in this Sam and Bella Spewack gem that imagines three good-hearted convicts helping out a family who's down on their luck. This role gave him one of his favorite onstage deaths: death by Adolphe, the African snake.

View Event →
May
19
to Jun 10

Bank Job

Catch Paul in the season opener for Gloucester Stage Company in the New England premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job.

Paul plays Russell, one half of an inept pair of brothers who, despite not having any criminal experience, decide to stage a bank heist... and things go wrong from there.

The Globe's Don Aucoin says "the ever-nimble Melendy... turn[s] in a comic gem of a performance."

Playing from May 19-June 10. Get your tickets here.

View Event →
May
15
8:00 PM20:00

Nominations and WIN for Regular Singing!

Paul and his castmates from Regular Singing (New Repertory Theatre/Stoneham Theatre) have racked up the honors in this awards season, including a 2017 Elliot Norton Award nomination for Outstanding Ensemble and a 2016 ArtsImpulse Award WIN for Best Ensemble in a Play. Congrats to Paul's Apple family for the recognition -- what a rewarding professional collaboration. We are the Apple family!

View Event →
Sep
3
to Sep 25

Regular Singing

Image source: Creative Commons

Image source: Creative Commons

New Rep Theatre, in association with Stoneham Theatre, presents Regular Singing, the final installment in Richard Nelson's ambitious four-play Apple Family cycle. The cast, including some of Boston's favorite actors --Paul, Karen MacDonald, Joel Colodner, Sarah Newhouse, Bill Mootos, and Laura Latraille -- reunite for one last Apple family gathering, this one on the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of JFK. If you've grown to love Boston's Apple family over the past 18 months, don't miss what New Rep calls their "triumphant conclusion"; get your tickets here.

 
View Event →
Jul
7
to Jul 30

The Last Schwartz

Image source: Gloucester Stage Company

Image source: Gloucester Stage Company

Don't miss Paul as middle Schwartz brother and astronomer Simon in the New England premiere of Deborah Zoe Laufer's The Last Schwartzdirected by Paula Plum at Gloucester Stage Company. Gloucester Stage describes it as a "brilliantly funny and provocative examination of family life." Runs from July 7-30. Tickets available here.

Image source: Kippy Goldfarb/Carrolle Photography

Image source: Kippy Goldfarb/Carrolle Photography

View Event →
Nov
11
to Dec 20

A Confederacy of Dunces

Source: Huntington Theatre Company

Source: Huntington Theatre Company

Paul is thrilled to announce that he'll be joining the Huntington Theatre Company for their world-premiere production of A Confederacy of Dunces, starring Parks and Rec's Nick Offerman as Ignatius J. Reilly, "the Don Quixote of the French Quarter"! Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted it from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by John Kennedy Toole, while David Esbjornson directs. Paul will play Patrolman Mancuso, a bumbling beat cop who's so desperate to prove his worth to the Sergeant that he'll go undercover as just about anything to catch perverts. More info, and tickets, available here

View Event →
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.

View Event →
Jul
30
to Aug 8

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play

Source: New Century Theatre

Source: New Century Theatre

You do NOT want to miss this one! This summer, New Century Theatre stages the New England premiere of Anne Washburn's exciting new show Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play.  Mr. Burns offers a unique vision of an apocalyptic future after the death of electricity; Paul plays Gibson, a member of one band of survivors who cope with their loss by recreating their favorite episodes of The Simpsons from memory. Single tickets available starting June 2.

View Event →
May
28
to Jun 20

Sweet and Sad

Source: Gloucester Stage

Source: Gloucester Stage

Reunited and it feels so good! Paul is gearing up to stage Sweet and Sad, the second in the Apple Family Plays quartet. Come see this tour-de-force cast wrestle again with issues of contemporary American family life and politics at Gloucester Stage Company from May 28-June 20. Tickets available here.

View Event →
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!

View Event →
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

CSC 20th Anniversary Gala

CSC2015gala

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.

View Event →
Feb
26
to Mar 15

That Hopey Changey Thing

Source: The Boston Globe

Source: The Boston Globe

Over the next year and a half, Stoneham Theatre and Gloucester Stage Company will be jointly producing Richard Nelson's quartet of Apple Family Plays, which capture moments in the life of the Apple family, always on the cusp of a particular moment in American politics. In That Hopey Changey Thing, Paul played outsider Tim, trying his hardest to make a good impression on his girlfriend's family. The show was rounded out by an all-star cast of Boston favorites including Joel Colodner, Laura Latreille, Karen Macdonald, Bill Mootos, and Sarah Newhouse.

View Event →
Feb
6
7:30 PM19:30

Staged Reading of Art

Source: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Source: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Paul was thrilled to work with Commonweath Shakespeare Company in their Theatre in the Rough staged reading of Yasmina Reza's Art. Paul shared the stage with The Walking Dead's Seth Gilliam and local actor Ed Hoopman, with whom Paul performed in CSC's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

View Event →
Dec
4
to Dec 21

Jesus Christ, It's Christmas!

Jesus Christ Its Christmas

Reuniting with Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans for this year's holiday show, Jesus Christ, It's Christmas!, Paul starred as the uptight minister with a heart of gold, Henry Bishop. Based on the holiday movie classic, The Bishop's Wife (reborn as The Preacher's Wife), this show is one of the best of the best!

View Event →
Oct
16
to Nov 16

A Disappearing Number

ADNproduction

In a sold-out run at Central Square Theatre, Paul played real-life British mathematician G.H. Hardy in A Disappearing Number. A unique experience combining mathematics, history, and Indian dance and music, the show was well-received by audiences and gave Paul the opportunity to make some great new friends in the cast.

View Event →
Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Shakespeare at Fenway

ShakesatFenway

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!

View Event →