|DASH AWARD WINNERS|
The Concord Players had four DASH award winners, for their work on the 2011 fall musical The Drowsy Chaperone, at the recent EMACT awards banquet:
Best Ensemble (Musical): the cast of The Drowsy Chaperone.
Best Actor in a Musical: David Berti.
Best Stage Manager of a Musical: John Murtagh. Best Costume Designer of a Musical: Linda Burtt.
Congratulations to these winners and thanks to them for their excellent work on our show!
COME TO A LIGHTING WORKSHOP! The Concord Players need volunteers to be designers and operators of our new lighting system!
If you want to learn the mysteries of lighting a stage production,
come to our workshop, 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, September 30,
2012, at the 51 Walden Street Theater, Concord, MA.
The workshop will be conducted by Bruce Gray, one of the Players lighting experts.
The Players have bought a new lighting system to replace the light
board donated nine years ago by WGBH, thanks to David Atwood.
All attendees, from beginners to experienced light staff, will learn
about the new ETC Element Console (40 Faders, 250 Channels) and all
aspects of its operation.
The workshop will
include (1) demos of the types of lighting instruments the Players
have and how to set them, (2) a general discussion of lighting a show,
(3) a tour of the Players lighting equipment, and (4) a presentation
on using the new light board to show patching, setting looks, storing
and running cues, etc.
To sign up, email JillHenderson@rcn.com Join us!
|CONCORD CULTURAL DISTRICT |
Massachusetts Cultural Council has approved the designation of
Concord Center as a Cultural Arts District. Only ten towns in
Massachusetts have this designation, which recognizes a specific
walkable area in a town easily identifiable as a center of cultural
artistic and economic activity. The result of this designation will
include signs on the highway, ties to state, national and
international tourism agencies, maps of the district for Concord
visitors. On September 18 The Concord Players will host a Concord
Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" reception at 51 Walden, and
take that opportunity to raise a glass to toast Stephanie Stillman,
Executive Director of the Concord Chamber of Commerce. She led this
initiative and developed the successful application. This designation
will stimulate increased participation in arts and cultural
activities, and provide increased revenue for all the performing arts
and arts organizations in our town.
SHOW BUS TICKETS AVAILABLE
We have some tickets left for the fall Show Bus to see War Horse
on Friday, Oct. 12 @ 8:00. The ticket price is $88 and the bus
ride goes for $12 = $102 per person. We will meet at 51 Walden
St. at 6:00 pm for a departure time of 6:15. If you would like to join
us, please call Susie Baldwin (978-287-4898) or Sally Bull
OTHER CASTING NEWS
Shana Dirik will be performing in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, at Manchester Palace Theatre, opening Sept. 14. Robert Runck has been cast as Richard Bravo in Bad Seed for the Belmont Dramatic Club, Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28.
always interested in hearing from you about any dramatic news, plays
you're in, or other theatrical endeavors. Let us know!