Craig Howard will be "assisting" at Santa's Workshop in Newburyport the
first three weekends in December (Saturdays 10:00-1:00, and Sundays
11:00-2:00). Find it on Inn Street in beautiful downtown Newburyport.
Bring the little ones for a photo with Santa!
SPECIAL HOLDAY HAPPENINGS
December 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Concord Orchestra Holiday Family Concert: The Polar Express. Tickets $20, $5 for children. Call 978 369-4967 or visit the website concord orchestra December
11 and 12, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Concord Band Holiday Pops. Featuring BSO
Principal oboist John Ferrillo as guest artist. Program includes works
for oboe and band along with holiday favorites. Table seating and light
refreshments, an appearance by Santa and a holiday gift raffle. Tickets
$25/$15 for children under 12. Call 978 897-9969 or visit the
website concord band
20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Messiah Sing conducted by Alan Yost. Audience
invited to join the sing, scores available. The program also includes
Handel's "Royal Fireworks Overture". Admission $20 for adults, $15 for
seniors and students.
Sunday, December 6 is Concord's Holiday Open House with shopping, parade and tree lighting. See the Chamber of Commerce website for details.
friends from the Savoyard Light Opera Company (SLOC) will be caroling
at the annual Green's Sale at the First Religious Society of Carlisle on
Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Auditions are underway for the Players¹ winter show, Proof, directed by Nancy Curran Willis. Make plans to dig out from under the snow if this winter is anything like last and see this award-winning show. Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, it¹s the story of a daughter¹s fight for her deceased father¹s legacy. Mathematical
genius or mentally ill man? The papers he left behind could hold the proof. Literally. It runs Feb. 12-27 so mark your calendar.
Auditions for the spring show, Amadeus
, will be held January 6, 7 and 10, 2016. Check the Players website after December 9 for details.
IN MEMORIAM FOR PLAYERS PASSED
Lavinia (Vinnie) MacLeod
98, a long-time Concord resident, died Friday Nov. 6, 2015. A life-long
lover of the theater, Mrs. MacLeod enjoyed many years as a stage
actress; she was also a past president of the Players. Donations in her
memory may be made to Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden
Street, Concord, MA 01742 or to The Concord Players, 51 Walden Street,
Concord, MA 01742. For online guest book please visit Dee website
William M. (Bill) Siebert
died Oct. 25, 2015, at Emerson Hospital. He lived most of his life in
Concord. Bill was a founding member and president of the Concord Band.
He was also active with the Players for 25 years, both on stage and
behind the curtains, including a term as president. In 1972 he led the
effort to renovate the Veterans Building to create the Performing Arts
Center, now called 51 Walden, as a home for the Band, Orchestra and
Players. Memorial services will be held on Friday, Jan. 15, at 3 p.m. in
the First Parish Church in Concord.
Belle (Gerherdt) McDonald, longtime Concord resident, died Nov. 20, 2015. Beloved wife for 52 years of the late Bill McDonald. Belle
acted in films, and worked with a number of local companies, but most
of all with the Players ("Playing roles I have loved!"), appearing in or
involved with 14 Players productions. Visiting hours at
the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, on Sunday, December 20 from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a Remembrance Service at 3 p.m. Interment in
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. For obituary and online guest book visit Dee website