|PDSC HARD AT WORK ON NEW SLATE|
Play Director Selection Committee will announce the Players 2013-2014
slate at the March 17 Annual Meeting. The slate will include two
blockbuster shows, scheduled for fall 2013 and spring 2014. The
committee and the board are working on a selection for the February 2014
LOCALS WIN REGIONAL AWARDS
At the recent New England Regional Festival, the Burlington Players production of Radium Girls
won for Best Director (Celia Couture) and Best
Festival Production. This show will represent EMACT at the national
theatre festival in Carmel, Indiana, along with nearly a dozen other
community theatre productions from across the U.S., along with a a
component representing the U.S. Army in Europe. The event is a
week-long series of workshops and exceptional community theatre
productions. Celia was selected to direct our fall musical
production. Players board member Douglas Cooper won Best Festival
Set Design for the Harvard Community Theatre production of Crossing Brooklyn.
CAST CHOSEN FOR THE TEMPEST
The cast has been chosen for the Players production of The Tempest on
the lawn in front of the Concord Free Public Library on July 13, 14 and
20, 21, 4 p.m. Prospero, Kent Miller; Miranda, Jacqui O'Kelly;
Ferdinand, Jonathan Plesser; Caliban, Miranda Cashman; Ariel, Jay
Newlon; Alonso, Jon Linden; Gonzalo, Ed Bernard; Antonio, Natalia
Musatova; Sebastian, Luisa Badaracco; Trinculo, Andrew Harrington;
Stefano, John Pease; Boatswain, TBC.
PLEASE ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING
members of The Concord Players: It is very important that you attend
our 2013 annual meeting on Sunday, March 17, at 7 p.m. at 51 Walden St.
in Concord. We need your help because The Concord Players' 2013-2014
slate includes a blockbuster musical that cannot be advertised until
August 2013, which affects the contents of our subscription brochure. We
are allowed to share this exciting news verbally at the annual meeting.
President Jay Newlon and Treasurer Chuck Holleman are stepping down
after serving the maximum number of years allowed by our by-laws. You
will be voting on their replacements and other new members of the Board.
Tom Frates as Captain Georg von Trapp, with Eliza Morton as Gretl von Trapp at rehearsal.
REHEARSALS GOING STRONG FOR THE SOUND OF MUSIC
sound of music is now filling the halls of 51 Walden. After six weeks
of early rehearsals at the Fenn School, the company moved into the
theatre following the winter show. With the exception of a hefty Scene
11, our talented cast of twenty-six adults and twelve children has
nearly completed blocking Act I! Of course, there is lots of rehearsing
still to do, but excellent progress is being made at every rehearsal. It
has been interesting to work on the original stage version of the show
which differs significantly from the movie version. Our adult cast
members could not be more eager and committed, and we are all amazed at
how quickly the kids are learning their complicated
routines. Everyone is working hard and having lots of fun. And
judging from what has been accomplished to date, we will be ready to go
on April 26! In fact, we can't wait! -Kirsten Gould
ONE MORE FOR THE SHOWBUS
The Book of Mormon
is on the near horizon, finally, April 18. The bus will be
at 51 Walden Street at 6 p.m. and will leave for the Boston Opera House
soon after. Those of you who have signed up to attend the show need to
remit payment now. It is $125 which includes the ticket and
the bus ride. Please write a check payable to The Concord Players.
Send it to The Concord Players, 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA
01742, and note on the envelope: "Book of Mormon."
ANOTHER REASON TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING
As special entertainment at the Players annual meeting on March 17, silent movie composer Richard Hughes will be performing.