NEWS & AUDITIONS
SPOTLIGHT ON: HELLO DOLLY!
COMING SOON: DETAILS ON OUR ANNUAL GALA AND OUR DIRECTOR'S WORKSHOPS
OUR 60TH SEASON - OUR "DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY" - IS WRAPPING UP AND YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS A MINUTE OF IT!
We are nearing the end of our sparkling diamond anniversary season and we are getting excited about what's to come as our 60th season continues. About to take stage is the warm, colorful and high-spirited Hello Dolly!. Directed by Thomas N. Tyler, this show celebrates the joy of living with an irresistible story and glittering happy songs! Performances begin on May 6th and reservations as strongly encouraged. When we gather later in May for our monthly membership meeting, we will be learning what the tentative line up will be for our 61st season. And then as we end every season we will be hosting our Annual Gala and our Directors' Workshops. Details on these events will be forthcoming. To get a glance at the our 60th season, visit
IN MEMORIAM: LOIS LOOK
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Lois Look, longtime supporter, friend and performer at The Heights Players. Lois died on August 15, 2015, while vacationing at her summer home in Maine. The Heights Players held a memorial event in honor of Lois on Sunday, November 8th.
Born in New Jersey, Lois received her theatrical training at Yale School of Drama, attending at the same time as Henry Winkler and Daniel J. Travanti. She was a long time Brooklyn Heights resident and worked for a time as a real estate agent. She and her husband Stephen deFluiter operated the Jubilee Gallery on Henry Street and for several years ran their own theater company, the Brooklyn Heights Repertory Company. She also wrote several plays.
Lois began performing at the Heights Players in the 1970s and served for several years on the Executive Committee as Play Reading Chair and script writer for several Galas.
Her acting credits at our theater were numerous, ranging from dramas, mysteries and comedies, to musicals and children's theater productions. Her most recent roles were the psychiatrist in Miracle On 34th Street and the matriarch, Fanny Cavendish, in The Royal Family. Others roles in her list of forty-plus appearances at the Heights Players included such favorites as Adult Jean Louise in To Kill A Mockingbird, Claire in The Visit, Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday and Ouisa in Six Degrees of Separation.
On behalf of the entire Heights Players Community, we extend our deepest sympathy to her husband Steve, her family and friends.
IN MEMORIAM: JOHN BOURNE, 1924-2015
With great sadness, The Heights Players reports the passing of its founding member John Bourne on Friday, January 9, 2015.
John Bourne was one of the founding members of the Heights Players. In 1956, a small group of people interested in theater held its first meeting as the Heights Players. John Bourne was at that meeting and from that moment on, he was committed to the organization. His legacy with the Heights Players will never be matched and the organization celebrated this legacy in 2012 by naming the theater after him and bestowing the title of President Emeritus on him, on the occasion of his retirement from the Board of Directors.
John served as President of the Heights Players for twenty years, from 1968-1989. He then remained on the Board of Directors as Member At Large from 1989-2012. His love of theater went far beyond having a leadership role in the group, as he also directed 46 plays, assistant directed five, produced six and acted in numerous productions over the course of 54 seasons. Many audience members more fondly recall his great service as the house manager of 247 plays.
In November 2014 the Heights Players community gathered to celebrate Johnís 90th birthday during an eveningís performance of The Boys From Syracuse.
There will never be another John Bourne Ö
he was one of a kind and he made the Heights Players what it is today.
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