|AUDITIONS COMING UP!|
Auditions for The Concord Players winter show:
by John Pease, will be held at 51 Walden St., Concord, MA, on
Thursday, November 8, 7-10 p.m., and Saturday, November 10, 1-4
p.m. Callbacks, if needed, will Sunday, November 11, at 7 p.m.
Performance dates are February 8, 9, 15, 16, 17 (matinee), 22, 23,
2013. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Perusal
copies are available at both libraries in Concord (in Concord Center and
West Concord). This is not a musical (although there is some singing),
but it is a comedy! Cast descriptions (5 men and 5 women) and the
audition form are posted on www.concordplayers.org
This wildly comedic romp pokes non-stop fun at
show business and the corny thrillers of old Hollywood. The story
revolves around a snow-covered reunion of the cast of a recent Broadway
flop during which a murderer went on a killing spree on the cast. The
tale unfolds in a Chappaqua, NY, estate library, complete with secret
passageways, sliding panels, and people who aren't what they seem
Hello Players. Since the
Yearbook went to print we have had two new members join, so please add
these names to your booklet if you'd like. The new members
are Robert Najarian from Concord and Thaddeus Nieduzak from Acton.
Welcome to both of them! To preserve privacy, we will share
the information of mailing address or email addresses only if you
request them at email@example.com Also, Geoff Weaver's email address was printed incorrectly. The provider is @yahoo.com not @aol.com.
THE PLAYERS NEED HELP
Concord Players are 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
Actor-sailors rehearsing at dress.
USS RELUCTANT READY TO LAUNCH!
The Concord Players' cargo ship the USS Reluctant
is manned and ready to cast off for its three-week Pacific tour. Having
begun early this past summer at its shipyard berth 51 Walden Street,
construction of the ship is now complete. The AK 601 is fortunate
to have aboard a highly dedicated crew of officers and seamen who
have spent countless hours training, drilling and preparing for its
launch and maiden voyage. A celebratory Christening and Dock Party are
planned for the evening of Nov. 2, before the Reluctant leaves
port, navigates a trial run, and gets underway for its mission
in the Pacific. Officer of the Deck and ladies and gentlemen, make
ready to sail!
VINTAGE HUDDLE ENJOYED BY PLAYERS REGULARS
of the better and more successful Huddles was held on Sunday, October
21, for a sturdy group of Players, both young and veteran. A splendid
time was had by all, busy catching up with one another before being
informed and entertained on the coming 93rd season of The Concord
Piano entertainment enjoyed by everyone
was supplied by Jerry Hurley, who also accompanied the Players Board as a
chorus, singing a farewell tribute to master lighting designer Bruce
Gray, who is moving to Maine.
Bruce Gray with funny hat and Jay Newlon
The festivities were greatly enhanced by a visually impressive spread
of tasty treats supplied and arranged by Lisa Astbury, Susie Baldwin,
Sally Bull and Joanne Hines (see above). What followed was more than up
to the standard. Kirstin Gould led off with a thoughtful presentation of
her vision for The Sound of Music, the spring musical. John Pease, undaunted, joked his way through detailed remarks about The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, the winter comedy. This was followed by Chuck Holleman in the persona of Captain Morton of the USS Reluctant, who spoke vigorously (standing in for director Doug Cooper) of the upcoming production of Mister Roberts,
and then introduced an excerpt from the play, performed with great
panache by Gordon Ellis (Ens. Pulver), Ben Delatizky (Dolan), Craig
Howard (Doc) and John Alzapiedi (Lt. Roberts).