|ADVERTISE IN OUR PROGRAMS|
have a business or service you'd like to advertise in next season's
program, now is the time! Many members already do. The rates are very
reasonable: $100 to $400 for the season, depending on ad size. As many
as 6,000 theater-goers from Concord and surrounding towns will
see your ad, and you receive two complimentary tickets for the
opening night of your choice. Questions? Contact Claiborne Dawes,
978-369-5899, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
AUDITION FOR THE FALL SHOW
is a charming, insightful romantic comedy set amid the pickle shops and
park benches of Manhattan's Lower East Side.
Auditions: Friday, June 25 7-9 p.m.
and Saturday, June 26 3-5 p.m. with callbacks 6-8 p.m., at 51 Walden
Street, Concord MA. Audition readings will be from the script.A script
is available at the reference desk at the Concord Main Library. Production dates: Nov. 5, 6, 12, 13,
14, 19, 20, 2010. Characters: Isabelle ("Izzy"), an attractive,
independent Manhattanite in her 20s. Bubbie,
Isabelle's elderly but vivacious and quick-witted grandmother. Hannah, a nosy, blunt, loud,
middle-aged woman hired as a professional match maker to find a man for
Izzy. Sam, a contemplative,
earnest pickle salesman in his early 30s. Tyler, an attractive, well-educated fiction writer and
literary critic in his late 30s to early 40s.
For more info, email co-producer Cheri Fletcher at
Cheri_Fletcher@hotmail.com To fill
out an audition form, go to http://www.concordplayers.org/ and
click on Auditions.
Calling all Players! There are many summer volunteer
opportunities for those of you who are interested in helping The Concord
Players get better organized, reach out to people in town who haven't
been to our theater before, and sign up more new members and
To find out how you can help:
· Program ad solicitation now through June 30.
Contact Claiborne Dawes at email@example.com
· Concord Players Booth at the July 4 Picnic
in the Park. Concord Players will have a booth to help boost
awareness of The Concord Players, particularly among young families. We
will be running a puppet theater, so if you have puppets and/or a puppet
theater we can borrow for the day, or want to help put on puppet shows
11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., please contact Marketing Head Marilyn Cugini at
· Inventory props and set dressing.
Contact Linda McConchie at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Charlotte Kelley at email@example.com
· Organize costumes. Contact Costume
Heads Pat Kane at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Kathy Booth at email@example.com
· Green Room deep clean. Contact Jay
Newlon at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Organize Green Room office records and
files. Contact Jill Henderson at email@example.com
GO SEE THE 56TH ANNUAL EMACT DRAMA FEST
Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres (EMACT)
Festival will be held June 11-13, 2010, at the Marion D. Campbell
Performing Arts Center of Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts. Eleven
groups will be competing for awards in sixteen categories and the
chance to compete in the regional festival, March 2011.
Save by buying your tickets in advance; save more by buying a
full-festival ticket: one show, $12.00 at the door; two-show session,
$15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door; three-show session, $22.00
in advance, $30.00 at the door; full festival, $65.00 in advance, $90.00
at the door.
Advance-sale tickets are
available on-line at http://www.emact.org
Theater, Arlekin Studio, Burlington Players, Colonial Chorus, Hovey
Players, Lexington Players, Nashoba Players, Theatre Company of Saugus,
Walpole Footlighters, Washington Street Players and Wellesley Players.
For more information go to http://www.emact.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|COME FROLIC WITH US!|
end-of-year frolic is June 6, 7:13 p.m., at 51 Walden Street. There
will be a reception with refreshments, and entertainment by the crews
of the season's productions: an irreverent look back at the three shows
performed this year, Cat on a Hot Tin
Roof, The Man Who Came to Dinner and the musical, The Scarlet Pimpernel, complete with
wigs, styrofoam heads, boats, a bed, penguins--and many more surprises!
The pot luck was such a success last year that we're bringing it back.
Please feel free to bring your favorite dish to share with all the
other Frolic-ers! Come and celebrate!!
ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE RUNS IN THE FAMILY
Gould, daughter of long-time Players Kirsten Gould (award-winning
director) and David Gould (past president), has won a 2010 Peabody Award
for her documentary film, Between the
Folds (Green Fuse Films ITVS), an exploration of the work of ten
practitioners of origami (the art of specialized paper folding), who
explore the connections of art, mathematics, science and sculpture. The
film will air on PBS Thursday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m. The Peabody is
the oldest and most prestigious award for electronic media work.
WE HAD ANOTHER IRNE WINNER!
the recent IRNE awards, James Fitzpatrick (The Emcee in Cabaret) tied for Best Supporting
Actor (Musical) for his performance in The
Producers at Turtle Lane Playhouse.
MANY ROLES FOR ONLY ONE ACTOR
new board member, Paul Murphy, played Billy Crocker, as well as a
sailor, chef, harried businessman, Chinese ambassador, Spanish lover,
Mrs. George Bernard Shaw, and Public Enemy One, in the Actors Inc. May
production of Anything Goes.
ETHAN BUTLER REVEALED
Ethan." That's what they called Ethan Butler in high school. Who was the
first Ethan? Just Ethan Hawke. It won't seem surprising then that this
talented performer is modest and unassuming. "I rarely have a
performance that I'm perfectly happy with," says the man who played
Percy Blakeney in The Scarlet
It's a demanding role.
Percy shifts from idle aristocrat to comic fop to passionate courtier
within minutes. Soon he becomes the heroic Pimpernel. Only a creative
and talented actor can make us believe that Percy is real. And did we
mention his voice? The voice that stilled the room during tryouts? All
the more surprise then to learn that he's never had a singing lesson. He
has studied classical piano and plays the trumpet. And, by the by, he
earned two masters degrees in engineering and management at MIT. Ethan
Butler is living evidence that parents should give their children a well
rounded upbringing, with exposure to all the arts and sciences.
Butler may have come in second to the other Ethan for lead roles in
high school, but since then he's done pretty well. He was nominated for a
DASH award in 2008 for the role of Georg in The Longwood Players'
production of She Loves Me, and
sang the role of Frederick in the Savoyard Light Opera Company's
production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates
of Penzance. He was even cast as a professional understudy for
the Huntington Theater's recent production of Pirates (an adaptation of Pirates of Penzance). All in
all, a very accomplished fellow, wouldn't you agree?
MEMBERS FILL UP THE SHOW
A number of
Players members are involved in Savoyard's fall show, The Music Man: John Alzapiedi, Chuck
Holleman, Connie Benn, Mike Lague, Liz Bishop, James Sheehan and Johnny
Kilcoyne are in the cast, and Jay Newlon is choreographing. For more
info go to savoyardlightopera.org/MusicMan_2010.htm