|COME FROLIC WITH US!|
Come to The Concord Players Spring Frolic! Sunday, June 3, 2012, at
7:08 p.m. 51 Walden St. Concord. Celebrate the success of our 2011-2012
season. The Drowsy Chaperone invites all of Amateurs and Little Women
(and men) to come join the fun! Potluck supper (bring something to
share). Strawberry shortcake, Aunt March's lemonade and other
The March sisters rehearse Jo's playLITTLE WOMEN 2012 PERFORMANCE
by Susan Bailey
I had the pleasure of seeing the Concord Players' historic production of Little Women.
The quick pacing and energetic performances made this play a joy to
watch. Casting on the most part was perfect. Nicole Dunn perfectly
embodied Jo's spirit. I truly could feel Jo's love for her sisters, her
buoyancy and joy for life and writing. The scene between her and Beth at
the seashore brought tears to my eyes. David N. Rogers as Laurie in the
pivotal scene between Laurie and Jo exploded with deeply felt passion.
Jan Turnquist is such an integral part of Louisa's continuing legacy
that it seemed very fitting to have her there as Marmee. Kimberly
Rochette's Meg and Amelie Lasker's Beth were perfect. I wish the part of
Professor Bhaer had been larger because the actor, Julio Gomez, was
terrific. Michael Govang was very good as John Brooke, and Marcella
Fischer provided comic relief as Aunt March. Knowing how connected The
Concord Players is with the town, Louisa's ancestors and her history,
made this production extra special.
OTHER NEWS ABOUT THE PLAYERS
Something to note: an extraordinary 3,242 audience members came to see the latest production of Little Women.
Also, we want to thank those board members who are retiring from the
board this year: Ed Bernard, Cheryl Miller and Paul Murphy.
SAVE THESE DATES FOR SHAKESPEARE ON THE LIBRARY LAWN
On each Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15 and 21-22 at 2:00 p.m., The Concord Players will be performing Midsummer Mechanicals: Scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, on the front lawn of the Concord Free Public Library. Free admission.
Bring a chair or blanket, and enjoy the best of comic shenanigans from
one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays.
|MISTER ROBERTS AUDITIONS|
Auditions for the fall production of Mister Roberts
will begin at 7 p.m. on August 28 and 29, with callbacks on August 30,
all at 51 Walden St. in Concord MA. Performance dates are November 2-17,
2012. Directed by Douglas Cooper, and written by Thomas Heggen and
Joshua Logan, the play has roles for 19 men and 1 woman. Synopsis:
Lt. Doug Roberts is the cargo officer aboard the USS Reluctant, a
re-supply ship serving in the South Pacific. World War II is nearing an
end. The war in Europe is over, although there's no end in sight for the
war in the Pacific. Roberts is beginning to feel that the war will pass
him by. He's repeatedly requested transfer to a combat ship, but his
Captain knows Roberts is one of the best cargo officers available.
Roberts cares about his zany crew and is often the buffer between them
and the Captain, who is something of a tyrant, and who has not permitted
shore leave for almost a year. In return for the Captain granting the
crew shore leave, Roberts agrees to follow his orders without comment or
objection. The men think he's let them down, but when they learn that
it was Roberts who got them their shore leave, they return the favor in
their own fashion.
NEED SPECIAL EVENTS DIRECTOR
Players are looking for someone who can take responsibility for
coordinating their three primary public meetings during the course of
the year: the Fall Huddle, when we meet the Directors and get a taste of
the season to come, the Annual Meeting, when board business is reviewed
and approved, and the Spring Frolic, when madcap fun reigns. This is a
chance to express your entertainment creativity, your organizational
talents, and your excellent follow-through. If you're good at event
planning and like throwing parties, please contact Jay Newlon at email@example.com
FOPAC CELEBRATES 40th
WITH LA BOHEME
To celebrate its 40th year of incorporation, FOPAC will present Puccini's opera La Bohème
on Saturday, June 9, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. This
fully staged performance, a collaboration of The Concord Band, The
Concord Orchestra, and The Concord Players, along with other friends of
51 Walden, will be performed in Italian, with surtitles. More
information available at 51walden.org
PLAYERS NEWS ELSEWHERE
Amelie Lasker (Beth in Little Women) will appear in the Concord Youth Theatre's Young Adult Performers' production of Legally Blonde June 27-30 at Middlesex School. For info and tickets, go to www.concordyouththeatre or call 978-371-1482.