Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

"She Loves Me," Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT), Priscilla Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA


Above, two of the cast members of the Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) upcoming production of, "She Loves Me."



Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) Owners and Guardians Bob and Sandy Malone, will open the second production of their 2022 performance season with, "She Loves Me," on the Barn Stage for an eight-performance run starting May 27 and on stage through June 4. This popular musical has seen multiple productions since its first appearance as a 1937 play. The most recent revival on Broadway in 2016 became the first Broadway show ever to be live-streamed. 



PBT has been producing Broadway-quality shows since 1937 in this converted 1875 barn. The venue received a complete refurbishment in 2014-15 by Owners and Guardians Bob and Sandy Malone and features state of the art sound, lighting, and seating. Frequent PBT Director Ron Fassler has returned to guide this production to opening.



Interior view at a previous performance. Contact PBT online for tickets at PBTheatre.org or by phone at 508-224-4888.



Here's the schedule for the entire 2022 season. Tickets are available online or by phone.



Support this extraordinary performing arts venue in our community by your attendance during the May through October performance season. Nothing beats a live performance on stage during the New England season.  



Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Out and About, Boston, Massachusetts, USA



I took another train trip to Boston to wander and enjoy some of the wonders of this fine city. Above, in the Seaport District, looking out over the harbor towards the Tobin Bridge. 



In the Seaport District looking westward towards downtown.



Hanging out enjoying this unusually warm and humid spring day.


Flowers are especially eye-catching here in New England after spending so many months of every year  without them.



I wouldn't usually spend so much time in the Seaport but, I have taken a fancy to an Indian restaurant there, Madras Dosa Company, that offers delicious vegan options.



I always enjoy the ethereal quality of light under the Seaport Avenue Bridge across Fort Point Channel where this scene is located.



Strolling the greening Boston Common.



A new mural is taking shape on the vent building at the southern end of the Rose Kennedy Greenway near South Station. The artist is working from the bucket lift about 60 feet off the ground. This is the first black and white art I recall in this space. The previous mural was.......




Monday, May 9, 2022

Out and About, Boston, Massachusetts, USA




It was one of those days when the tulips in Boston's Public Garden were exploding in color......



.....and recent college graduates in robes and mortarboards were wandering for pictures with their respective families.



The pedal-powered swan boats had lines of tourists waiting to ride around the lagoon in the Public Garden.



The pedestrian walkways in the Public Garden were thronged with people out and about.



Did I mention there were tulips everywhere?



The George Washington statue in the Public Garden.



Walkers and snackers on the Boston Common.



An iconic view of the Hood milk bottle adjacent to Fort Point Channel and the Children's Museum.



At the end of my 14,000-step wandering in Boston - including a vegan Indian lunch in the Seaport District, it's time to catch the train from South Station for the relaxing ride back to Kingston and then the short drive home. I am liking this train routine as my new preferred method to visit the great city of Boston - especially since I was side-swiped by a high speed hit-and-run auto driver on the Southeast Expressway a few weeks back, narrowly averting disaster.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Low Tide, White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA



Dogs on the beach are controversial for some folks - me - I like them - they are generally friendly and unabashed in their pleasure at romping around, and dashing in and out of the water and chasing thrown balls with child-like glee.



A huge expanse of firm walking sand is exposed at this low tide on White Horse Beach.



Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Boston Marathon, Boston, Massachusetts, USA



The logistics for this event are staggering. Support services are provided by the many yellow-jacketed volunteers. Stacks of heat-reflective blankets are ready to be distributed to each competitor shortly after crossing the finish line - there were 25,000+ of them.







There are many yellow-jacketed volunteers who contribute the person-power to make this event happen. I am not a runner but, the effort to manage a 25,000 participant event doesn't happen by chance. So much good going on by people who contribute their time and work.



The volunteers were ever-ready to provide support to the runners immediately past the finish line.



On a perfect spring day in Boston, it was an exuberant crowd cheering in waves as the runners arrived at the finish line - after completing a 26+ mile run in one of the world's most renowned events. We were stacked in pretty thick on the sidewalks along this stretch of Boylston Street very near the race finish line.


Saturday, April 30, 2022

"Sisters of Swing," Final Tech/Dress Rehearsal, Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT), Priscilla Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA



Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) Owners and Guardians Bob and Sandy Malone, opened the 2022 Performance Season with, "Sisters of Swing," on the Barn Stage for an eight-performance run from April 29th through May 7th. It's the story of the Andrews Sisters - a singing trio who took the world by storm during the second World War with their close harmonies and musical prowess. They sold tens of millions of recordings.



These moments were captured during the final dress/tech rehearsal before opening night.
























Cast and crew pose for a portrait after their final rehearsal. For more details, come to PBT - it's all in the show's Playbill for your reading pleasure.



The PBT Barn Stage, a 240-seat venue, is in its 84th season and is cited as the oldest summer stock barn theatre still operating in America. The original barn was built in 1875. The current owners, Bob and Sandy Malone, completed a modernization and renovation effort in 2014-15 installing first-class sound and lighting systems, and new cushy seats for patrons. You can't beat the quality and intimacy of the productions here!



Inside the barn, during a performance.


The full 2022 Season. If you live in this area, come out and support this neighborhood treasure - celebrate the live performing arts at this extraordinary venue brought to life by some incredibly talented people! Go to  PBTheatre.org for online tickets. 


Thursday, April 28, 2022

Out and About, Boston, Massachusetts, USA



Spring is springing on the Boston Common........



And in the Public Garden........



Where tulips are starting to bloom......



And the flowering trees are budding out....



And the swan boats are full of passengers once again......



Silently cruising the lagoon with their quiet pedal power.....



Spring is always such a treat after the previous winter!



On the Rose Kennedy Greenway, my always favorite outdoor building mural changes regularly throughout the year.

Ah, Boston............as fine a city as anywhere in the world.

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