Highfield Hall & Gardens to introduce Women in Theater

DATE: June 23, 2020
CONTACT: Lisa Walker, Co -Executive Director
508-495-1878 ext. 311; lwalker@highfieldhall.org

Highfield Hall & Gardens to introduce Women in Theater Presented Remotely by Beth Burrier, Associate Artistic Director of The College Light Opera Company, June 30, 2020, 5:30 pm


Beth Burrier

(Falmouth, Massachusetts): Highfield Hall & Gardens is pleased to announce the first “On the
CLOC Talk”, Women in Theater presented by CLOC’s Associate Artistic Director Beth Burrier.
Women have been influential in theater behind the scenes on stage or camera, they worked as
composers, costumers, directors, performers, and producers, throughout the 20th and 21st
century. Beth Burrier will talk about Lady Duff Gordon (Lucille Ltd), Ethel Merman, Audra
McDonald, Susan Stroman, Lucy Simon, Janine Tesori and Diane Paulus, among others. Discover
how these women got their first breaks and admire their accomplishments throughout their

Beth Burrier holds a Master of Music (summa cum laude) from Ithaca College, where she studied
conducting and voice, and a Bachelor of Music Education (summa cum laude with honors) from
Otterbein University, where she studied piano and voice. She has been music director and
chorusmaster at Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Festival, and has taught Music
Theatre History, Music Theory, Voice and Piano. Burrier was on the national tours of RENT, The
Full Monty, and Beehive the Sixties Musical. She is currently the Associate Artistic Director and a
principle conductor of the College Light Opera Company.

This virtual talk is free to all through the generous support from the Woods Hole Foundation.
Registration is required for access to the streaming presentation. Highfield Hall & Gardens is
collaborating with The College Light Opera Company to present the ON THE CLOC series
featuring nine speakers, experts presenting on topics related to the 2020 musical theater
program originally planned for the summer.

Tuesday June 30, 2020
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Registration required visit www.highfieldhallandgardens.org

Gallery Hours:
Highfield Hall will follow health safety protocols by restricting the number of people in the gallery at one time.
Closed until Phase 3 Opening

About Highfield Hall & Gardens
The house is a rare surviving example of transitional Stick Style architecture, containing beautiful
gardens located in the heart of Falmouth, Massachusetts. It is a unique combination of a historic
house, expansive gardens and trails, and a vibrant cultural center. Built in 1878 as the summer
home for Boston’s Beebe family, the house sits on 5.5 pristine acres surrounded by nearly 400
acres of conservation land and public walking trails. Highfield Hall & Gardens is not your typical
historic estate. It is an example of a historic building saved by grassroots community organizing.
An effort of tenacity and vision that continues as new research on the structure and its story of
the people who lived here add to the building’s significance. It offers world-class music,
international art exhibitions, culinary classes, family programs, and year-round special events.
For more information, visit highfieldhallandgardens.org.

Highfield Hall & Gardens’ mission is to honor the beauty and historic significance of the house
and grounds by providing high-quality artistic, cultural, and educational programs for the
enrichment of our community and visitors of all ages.

Author: Katy Acheson

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