|HEDDIE AWARDS GIVEN AT THE FROLIC|
the spring Frolic, Paul Murphy organized a ceremony of awards for
unsung backstage heroes (called Heddie Awards to honor the late, great
Heddie Kent) which were given to four Players: Allen Bantly,
for building amazing and complex sets for all our shows, with all
sorts of moving parts and levels, and with the vision that parts might
be usable for sets later in the season; Paul Gill, the maestro of sound for the auditorium of 51 Walden, member of the Players board and the FOPAC board; John Murtagh, for the flawless and wide-ranging stage management of The Drowsy Chaperone,
with its non-stop breakneck musical comedy, cast of 17, orchestra of
13, a rolling staircase, sliding pedestals, flying airplane and dancing
monkeys; and Tracy Wall, who oversaw every production
as VP of Productions, coordinated the Players presence at Christmas
Lighting of the Tree Parade and the Patriots Day Parade, and who
designed and guided construction of all the costumes for the the
Players' lavish production of Little Women.
THE FROLIC WAS FROLICKY
The 2012 Spring Frolic was fun for all. Jay Newlon, our beloved president, kicked things off with a man-in-chair parody from The Drowsy Chaperone
that looked back on the whole season. The supper was delicious, thanks
to the culinary skills of many member pot-luck chefs. The strawberry
shortcake was superb, as always. Cheryl Carter-Miller organized the
karaoke, which encouraged the gang to sing many songs. A jolly time was
had by all.
DON'T FORGET OUR SHAKESPEARE!
The Concord Players will present Midsummer Mechanicals: Scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream by
William Shakespeare, at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15
and 21-22, on the front lawn of the Concord Free Public Library.
Directed by Robert Runck, and featuring Scott Petri-Wasser, Jay Newlon,
Miranda Cashman, Charlie Atherton, Cameron Call, Ed Bernard, Denise
Marois-Wolf, Ed Siegal, Brigid Batell, and as the fairies, dancers from
the School of Ballet Arts, directed by Carrie Schantz Voiland. Costumes
by Shahn Knights, Wall's wall by Allen Bantly, and throne chairs by Page
|COME TRY OUT FOR MISTER ROBERTS|
If you like the idea of playing a sailor, come try out for the fall production of Mister Roberts. Auditions
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. The play has roles for 19 men and 1 woman.
THE SHOWBUS ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Two new shows are coming to Boston (not reruns) and The Players have reserved tickets for both.
The first show is War Horse,
which will be here in October. We have 45 tickets reserved for Friday,
October 12, at 8:00 pm. The cost per ticket is $88. The charge for
the bus is an additional $14. The second show is The Book of Mormon, which doesn't arrive until April 2013.
considering the popularity of this show, we have reserved 45
tickets for Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm. The cost of a
ticket for this show is $105 plus $14 for the bus ride.
To reserve tickets please email Susie Baldwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sally Bull at email@example.com
COME SEE US AND GREET US
AT THE PICNIC IN THE PARK
by The Players table at the Picnic in the Park event on Wednesday July 4
and say hi. The Players will be there, along with dozens of local
vendors, to celebrate the holiday and the founding of our country. The
picnic includes face painting, children's activities, and live music by
the Concord Band and by Southern Rail.
PLAYERS NEWS ELSEWHERE
Tom Richardson will be appearing in the ensemble for the Reagle Music Theatre production of Bye Bye Birdie, July 13-22. For info, go to www.reagleplayers.com