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 Post subject: Shane Boucher - Michael: Manchester,Wheelock
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:02 pm 
Billy
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Shane Boucher plays Michael. He recently played title role in Oliver! at the Newport Opera House in April of this year.

http://www.arguschampion.news/news/2016 ... ances.html


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Boucher - Michael
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:56 am 
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A bit more about Shane in Oliver
http://www.arguschampion.news/news/2016 ... ances.html


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Boucher - Michael
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:28 pm 
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My Review

TO CATCH A RISING STAR - go watch Shane Boucher as Michael at the Palace Theatre,Manchester N.H.. I have seen a few Michaels in my day but I was truly "gobsmacked" - Shane's performance is literally "jaw dropping" What a powerful presence this young man is on stage. Shane has extraordinary talent. He has the "it factor" "star quality" He has an amazingly beautiful singing voice and acting chops like a seasoned professional. His tapping skills are dazzling and although not seen in this role he is an accomplished ballet dancer. (A future Billy = I hope so). His performance was nothing short of "brilliant" I dare say in the range of the Tony nominated David Bologna. HE WAS THAT GOOD.He was right on with his comic timing and was hysterical with an arsenal of facial expressions and coy movements and sporting a killer smile. He was absolutely captivating. He had a keen sense of the role of Michael, He especially understood the vulnerability component and showed it so poignantly when he risks everything by kissing Billy. I have ever seen that one minute done so powerfully. Jamie and Shane did it so well you could hear a pin drop. I was also not prepared for what followed. Shane now dressed beautifully in his tutu does a few ballet-ish moves and then a split so complete he lands with his legs,not partially BUT FULLY stretched on the floor (what a way to drive home a point) Needless to say the nutcracker line had the crowd laughing uproariously on the verge of wetting themselves. As he walks off stage in his tutu I have never heard an audience applaud so loudly and enthusiastically. They just loved him.
I can't say enough or find enough superlatives to describe the joy and excitement I experienced watching this outstanding "must see" performance. Thanks Shane!


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Boucher - Michael
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:15 pm 
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I agree wholeheartedly with jdmag's review of Shane's performance. Shane perfectly portrays the role in such a way that the audience understands the turmoil he is experiencing, beneath the outward humor, while wishing to support him. His comedic timing is perfect and his stage persona is extraordinary for one so young. Add to that the fact that he and Jamie are perfectly matched, in terms of size and tapping ability. One of the most endearing moments comes in the last seconds of the show when, after Billy says 'Ya - see ya, Michael', Shane drops his arms on the bike handlebar and rests his chin on them, as he watches Billy walk away. Stunningly effective!


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Boucher - Michael
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:58 pm 
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Shane will play Michael once again at Wheelock, as well as be the understudy Billy.

https://www.facebook.com/wheelockfamily ... =3&theater


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Boucher - Michael: Manchester,Wheelock
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:40 pm 
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I have permission from Shane's mother to let you know that Shane is scheduled to play the role of Billy on Feb 15th (schools' show only), 18th, and 23rd of February.


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Boucher - Michael: Manchester,Wheelock
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:19 am 
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Shane will be playing Billy Ray in On Golden Pond at the New London Barn Theatre:

https://nlbarn.org/2017/08/06/on-golden-pond/


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Boucher - Michael: Manchester,Wheelock
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:42 am 
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Shane will be playing the role of The Artful Dodger in Oliver! at Manchester NH's Palace Theatre, 9/15 - 10/1 2017.

http://www.palacetheatre.org/event-deta ... ver/86831/

The role of Oliver will be played by Gavin Swartz, who was last seen on Broadway in the musical Matilda, where he played Nigel. Other credits include A Christmas Story and Les Miserables.


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 Post subject: Re: Shane Boucher - Michael: Manchester,Wheelock
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:03 am 
Billy
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Here are the casting announcements for Shane and Gavin, along with photos and bios, on the Palace's Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/PalaceTheatreM ... 2758306382

https://www.facebook.com/PalaceTheatreM ... 9134686382


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