In the Wings

The Newsletter of The Concord Players
July 2013                           Robert Runck, Editor
radium gang The Burlington Players Radium Girls cast and crew, national winners!  
On Jun 22, the Burlington MA Players production of Radium Girls, by D.W. Gregory, won best show at the national AACTFest awards in Carmel, Indiana. Concord Players members involved with the show, who were nominated for individual awards, are Douglas Cooper for best set design and dressing; Bob Pastucci for best sound design; Craig Howard for best actor in a featured role; and Celia Couture (who will be directing the Players' fall musical) for best director. This was Celia's third trip to the nationals with a production, and her first win. Other nominees were Suzanne Pettit for best costume design; the cast for best ensemble; and Jen Shea for best actress in a featured role. Players Michael Govang and Nick Bennett-Zendzian are also members of the cast and crew. In addition to the best show award, this was the most nominations ever received by a community theatre group at the AACT national competition. The company has been invited to the State House in Boston on July 23 for recognition of the win.

Come to Emerson Field in Concord on July 4 for Independence Day festivities, that include all-day music and many kinds of food. Music will be provided by the Jolly Rogues, singing and playing lively music of the 18th century, bluegrass music by Southern Rail and concert music by the Concord Band. In case of rain, the music will be moved indoors.
Sam Adams
Jay Newlon will be delivering the Declaration of Independence in costume as Sam Adams, and The Concord Players will have a table there with info about our upcoming season.

The summer Shakespeare production of The Tempest will be performed on the front lawn of the Concord Main Library on Saturdays and Sundays, July 13 and 14 and 20 and 21, at 4 p.m. Admission is free, so please bring a blanket or chair to sit on and enjoy one of Shakespeare's most magical plays. 
CONCORD PLAYERS 2013-14 SEASON The Fall Musical (title to be announced August 20) directed by national award-winner Celia Couture, will go up November 8 and play through November 23.
The winter show, performing February 14 to March 1, 2014, is Night Watch, a mystery by Lucille Fletcher, directed by Lida McGirr.
The Spring Musical (yes! we are going for broke with TWO musicals this coming season!) Spamalot, will be performed April 25 through May 10, 2014, and directed by Brian Kelly.
    A subscription for all three shows is only $55. Go to tickets@concordplayers.org to sign up now!

(Title TBA 8/20/13) Adult auditions: Friday, August 23, 7:00-10:00 p.m.; Sunday, August 25, 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Monday, August 26, 7:00-10:00 p.m.; Tuesday, August 27, 7:00-10:00 p.m. Adult callbacks August 28; names will be posted on concord players
    Children's auditions: Sunday, August 25th, 1:00-4:00 p.m. All children auditioning must be at least 8 years of age. (Note: children 13 years of age or older will audition as an adults.) There are three featured child roles, and two of them will be double cast, so they will rotate performances. Children being considered for the two featured children's roles will be called back on August 28.
    All auditions will take place at 51 Walden Street, Concord. For detailed audition requirements, see concord players The cast list will be posted by August 28 or 30. If you are cast in the production, you will be expected to become a member of The Concord Players ($25 for the year).
    Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings 7:00-10:00 p.m.; Thursday evenings 7:00-10:00 p.m.; Sunday afternoons 1:00-5:00 p.m. (9/15 will be an evening rehearsal). Friday evenings 7:00-10:00 p.m (except for 9/13, 10/18 and 10/25). There will be two additional rehearsals for cast with orchestra during the final weeks of rehearsals. Tech Week: Super Sunday November 3; Full Dress Wednesday, November 6; Open Dress Thursday, November 7. Performances: November 8, 9, 10 (matinee); 15, 16, 17 (matinee); November 22 and 23. 

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