Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

October 27, 2023

PREVIEW: Majestic Theater, "Moonglow"

Majestic Theater, West Springfield, MA
October 26 - December 3, 2023

The Majestic Theater will present an original work by Massachusetts playwright Jack Neary, Moonglow, as the second show of its 2022-2023 Season. Neary, also a director and actor, will direct his play.

Moonglow is set in Lowell, MA and tells the story of Ray Healy, a middle-aged music teacher and Catholic school band director whose personal life is “a big question mark.” When his secretary finally admits her romantic aspirations for their relationship, secrets about Ray’s past are revealed. Moonglow combines fresh dialogue, interesting characters, and a bit of good old Catholic guilt. 

Photo by Katie Rankins
“Jack Neary’s plays have been favorites at this theater over the years," stated Danny Eaton,
producing director for the Majestic. “We’ve presented Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, First Night and The Porch to enthusiastic audiences and we’re happy to bring another of his romantic comedies to our stage. Jack’s plays often portray elements of life in New England while presenting endearingly realistic characters facing relatable circumstances.” 

Eaton continues, "This clever and warm story has some surprises, wit, and heart."
The cast includes Brian Argotsinger (Ray), Stephanie Carlson (Arlene), Rand Foerster (Father Hackett), Nora Streeter (Dorothy), Stephanie Craven (Clancy) and Margaret Reilly Streeter (Linda).  Sue Dziura is associate producing director. Production stage manager is Stephen Petit, and Aurora Ferraro is associate production manager. Dan Rist takes on the job of lighting and scenic designer. Costume designer is Dawn McKay, and scenic artist is Braith Dicker. 

The wearing of face masks in the theater is optional for each of the Majestic's plays this season.

Doors to the theater will open one hour before the start of a show, which is also when the cafĂ© opens.  For more information, visit or call the box office at 413-747-7797.