|DON'T FORGET TO SEE BREAKING LEGS!|
February 11, and continuing Feb 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, and 26. Directed
by John Alzapiedi and featuring the usual top-notch CP cast and
production crew. Shown here are Dick Guzzi, Julio Gomez, and Paul Held
in a early green-room rehearsal discussion of their roles, along with
the director and the other actors.
AUDITIONS FOR DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
Auditions for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
will be held on January 6 and 7 from 7 to 10 p.m., 2011, at 51 Walden,
with callbacks on January 9 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. All actors who are
cast will be required to become members of The Concord Players.
Performance dates: April 22, 23, 29, 30, May 1, 6, 7, 2011.
Based on the popular 1988 film, The musical centers on two con men
living on the French Riviera who each attempt to extract $50, 000 from a
young heiress. The one who loses the bet must leave town.
ANDRE THIBAULT Lawrence's French assistant. F2 - F4 (Bari tenor)
COLGATE An American heiress vacationing on the French Riviera, and the
target of Lawrence and Freddy's bet. A3 - F#5 (Mezzo-Soprano)
FREDDY BENSON A young, aspiring con artist. A2 - B4 (Tenor)
JOLENE An heiress from Oklahoma. A3 - D5 (Alto)
LAWRENCE JAMESON An older, wiser, and sophisticated con artist. G2 - Bb4 (Tenor)
MURIEL A wealthy socialite, Andre's love interest. E3 - C5 (Alto)
THE ENSEMBLE, consisting of 10 major dancers and a 4-6 member pit chorus, includes many featured roles.
For auditions, come dressed comfortably for learning a dance routine;
prepare a section of two contrasting songs in the style of the show or
character for which you are auditioning (does not have to be a song from
the show); and bring sheet music in the correct key (no a capella
singing). Acting auditions will consist of readings from the script.
Visit the website at www.concordplayers.org to fill in an audition form
or for more information. You can also email Scoundrels@concordplayers.org
SELECTIONS FOR 2011-2012 PROCEED APACE
play/director selection committee has selected an award-winning
musical for next fall, with a comedy to follow as the winter
production. The decennial production of Little Women
is scheduled for Spring 2012. Additionally, there are three excellent
directors lined up for next season. Concord Players members and
subscribers can look forward to a full announcement of the season
selections at the Players Annual Meeting on March 20, 2011.
HATS FOR SALE!
A new concession will appear at our performances: A Concord Players hat! Buy one and be cool!
|HEAR YE! HEAR YE!|
early December, Jay Newlon, President of The Concord Players, and John
Hutchins, Honorary Chair of our Sound Enhancement Project, sent out a
letter to members, subscribers and friends requesting donations to
purchase new sound equipment. As many of you know, we have had major
sound problems with the last several shows. We need to purchase a new
speaker system and to upgrade our hearing assistance devices so that our
audiences can fully enjoy our productions. This is the first phase of a
Our goal is to
raise $25,000 for this equipment before we open our musical Dirty Rotten
Scoundrels on April 22. In this economy, this is a difficult challenge.
At the end of the year, the members of the Board of Directors have sent
individual letters to the actors who have appeared on our stage at 51
Walden Street in the last several years. We have added a new donation
capability to our website www.concordplayers.org
so that gifts may be given via the Internet. We are very grateful for
the donations that we have received. Gifts have been given in honor of
Heddie Kent, Jack Sweet, Miles Petrie, Scarlet Pimpernel, and Harry Schecter.
If you have acted, sung, or danced on our stage; directed or produced
our productions; designed our lighting; worked on our sound system;
built and painted our sets; designed, sewn and fitted our costumes;
gathered our props and dressed our sets; written press releases,
articles and advertising copy; distributed our subscription brochures;
sold tickets, ushered; baked and served refreshments, and volunteered in
all corners of The Concord Players, we hope that you will send a
donation to help us purchase these needed components of our sound
system. We want everyone to hear every word.
WEBSITE NEEDS SOCIAL MEDIA HELP
Concord Players is looking for someone with the interest and expertise
to manage the Players' Facebook page. It needs to stay up to date with
photos and current information about Players activity. This person
will have full support from the webmaster, who can provide photos.
Anyone interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAVELING PLAYERS AT MESSIAH SING
The Concord Traveling Players, plus four, performed a reading of a short version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
at the Messiah Sing on December 19. The performers were garbed in
Victorian and character costumes supplied by Tracy Wall, and were
received enthusiastically by the audience.
Those performing were Robert Runck as narrator; Sandy Armstrong as Mrs.
Cratchit and a 'Change businessperson; Rik Pierce as the ghosts of
Christmas Past (shown here), Present and Future; Charlie Streff as
Scrooge; Tom Ruggles as Josiah Marley, Bob Cratchit, a 'Change
businessman, and Old Fezziwig; Sarah Telford as the fiancee of young
Scrooge, Martha Cratchit, and Scrooge's niece-in-law; and Miles Petrie
as Scrooge's nephew, Peter Cratchit, boy outside Scrooge's window, and
Tiny Tim (photos by Allen Bantly).
December 31, the Traveling Players performed before an small but
appreciative group of patients in the transitional care (rehab) unit of
Emerson Hospital. This month, they plan to entertain residents of
Concord Park Senor Community in West Concord.
|Miles, Sarah, Charlie, Tom, and Sandy|