Next Up – Next Act Theatre

Next Up

We know being stuck at home these days, away from friends, family and live theatre, can be challenging. We miss our audiences and our artists too, and can’t wait to see everyone back at Next Act for more compelling theatre very soon.

Until then, however, we’re excited to bring some fun to your day with Next Up: Enjoy A Visit With Next Act’s Artists!

Every week, we’ll be checking in with a familiar face from the Next Act stage, showing how some of your favorite actors have been staying safe, sane and happy during these difficult times.

Click the links below to enjoy content from some Next Act favorites!

  • Ride Along with David – UPAF Virtual Ride for the Arts
    The United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) Miller Lite Ride for the Arts was “virtual” this year, but that didn’t stop Next Act Theatre Producing Artistic Director David Cecsarini from putting in some serious miles on the Oak Leaf Trail and around Port Washington! Here’s a “virtual” ride experience for you – your very own opportunity […]
  • Casey Hoekstra’s 21A Monologue
    Casey had just begun rehearsals for 9 CIRCLES in March when the pandemic brought our production to a premature close. Casey had also appeared in last season’s BLOOD AT THE ROOT, by Dominique Morisseau. The play was directed by Marti Gobel, who will direct PRINCIPAL PRINCIPLE in our upcoming 2020-2021 season.  See if you recognize any […]
  • Ryan Schabach’s Audition
    Ryan was first seen at Next Act in RED HERRING, also part of our 2020-2021 season. Since then, he has been seen on our stage in EARS ON A BEATLE, SYLVIA, WELCOME HOME JENNY SUTTER and TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES 1992. Ryan has played some memorable roles on our stage! Look through the gallery below to […]
  • Dr. Faustus’s Zoom Lecture
    Jonathan Wainwright has appeared in a number of Next Act productions, including SIDE MAN, COYOTE ON A FENCE, THE EXONERATED, GRACE, BACK OF THE THROAT and HOW TO WRITE A NEW BOOK FOR THE BIBLE. Join him for a Zoom-based take on a monologue from David Davalos’s WITTENBERG.
  • Bree Beelow’s Farm Tour
    Bree recently stole the show as Marie Antoinette in Lauren Gunderson’s THE REVOLUTIONISTS, part of our 2019-2020 season. Previously, audiences have seen her on our stage in THE TAMING. Take a tour through Next Act history with a look at the roles Bree has played on our stages!
  • “To Morrow” – Molly Rhode and Chase Stoeger
    Molly Rhode has been seen on our stages in FALLEN ANGELS, THE CLOCKMAKER and UnSILENT NIGHT, while Chase Stoeger appeared in the unforgettable GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVUE. Sing along with Molly and Chase on this classic folk song!
  • Marti’s Magnificent Meal
    Most recently, Marti Gobel directed BLOOD AT THE ROOT, and will direct PRINCIPAL PRINCIPLE in our 2020-21 season. Audiences may recognize her from PERFECT MENDACITY, NO CHILD…, TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES 1992 and THE TAMING. Cook along with Marti as she makes a magnificent meal of beef shortribs and vegetable pad thai! Get the recipe here too.