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The Newsletter of The Concord Players
November 2015                                          Robert Runck, Editor
Once Upon a Mattress, presented by The Savoyard Light Opera Company, features veteran Players performers Tom Frates, Ethan Butler, Diana Doyle, Joe Kandra, and the inimitable Chuck Holleman, with music direction by Kate Meifert, set design by Brian Harris and makeup by Charlie Atherton. This delightful and slightly off-kilter re-telling of the classic story of "The Princess and the Pea" opens Nov. 14 and runs for two weekends at the newly refurbished Corey Auditorium in Carlisle. For ticket information, go to savoyard
    Players members appearing in the Weston Friendly Society presentation of Bye Bye Birdie include Joshua Wright in the lead role of Albert Peterson, Jason Dick as Conrad Birdie, Craig Howard as Harry MacAfee, and Erika Wilde as Mrs. Merkle! At the Weston Town Hall on November 21, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and November 22 and 28 at 2:00 p.m.  Ticket info at weston
    Players Johnny Kinsman and Lindsay McConchie announce that Anthem Theatre, a company they co-founded with Bryn Boice and Michael Poignand, has been selected for the Boston Center for the Arts residency program. The program serves emerging and early stage theatre and dance companies in the Boston area, and Anthem will have a three-year term. This exciting designation will provide support and stability for Anthem to serve its mission to produce theatre that compels audiences to seek out additional theatrical experiences and make theatre a regular part of their lives.
It's here!  It's here! Opening night for Follies is this Friday, November 6, and it's a production that's sure to dazzle. Stephen Sondheim's musical extravaganza has everything a Broadway spectacle should have: glittering costumes; heart-stopping music; astounding choreography; a set to die for, and all those beautiful girls, girls, girls! Go now to get your tickets  here. Plus: don't miss the opening night reception, starting at 7:00 p.m.!

Auditions for Proof will be Sunday, Nov. 29 and Wed Dec. 2 @ 7:00. The auditions will be by appointment and will consist of monologues chosen by the director, Nancy Curran Willis.  Sign-up and monologue information will be forthcoming. Callbacks on Sunday, Dec. 6.

The PDSC is busy reading and has narrowed down next season's selections to nine plays for the board's review. Stay tuned for our announcement of another great season, and thanks, PDSC for all you hard work!