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The Newsletter of The Concord Players
December 2016                                          Robert Runck, Editor
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Andrew Harrington, as Phileas Fogg, adventurer, arrived where he started precisely on schedule, to the delight of our audiences, thanks to his servant Passepartout (Terry Tamm) and Aouda (Mary Helan Turner) and despite the best efforts of Detective Fix (Kate Bromley) to arrest him before he completed his trip Around the World in 80 Days
The cast of characters he met along the way, played mostly by Chuck Holleman and very often by Alex Jordan, could fill an adventure novel all by themselves! 
Great set by Allen Bantly, costumes created by The Divas (and designed by Aleks Schoen), props by the A-Team (Anne Bantly, Linda McConchie and Charlotte Kelley), lights by Susan Tucker, sound by Mark Elliott, make-up by Charlie Atherton and stage direction by Teddy Crecelius. It truly was an adventure for audiences and crew alike!

Don't miss Craig Howard as Ebenezer Scrooge in the musical version of A Christmas Carol for the Weston Friendly Society, Weston Town Hall, December 3 and 4, with a 7:00 p.m. curtain on Saturday and the closing Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. Tickets for cabaret-style and balcony seating at westonfriendly
December 4, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.Concord Orchestra Holiday Family Concert: Joyce Kulhawik narrates Peter and the Wolf  by Sergei Prokofiev. Also on the program is Copland's Suite from The Red Pony. The Concord Middle School Strings will join the Orchestra for Vaughn Williams' Sarabande from Concerto Grosso, and Gymnopodie No. 1 by Satie/Debussy. Tickets $20, $5 for children. Call 978 369-4967 or visit concordorchestra
for The Producers will be held on Wednesday, January 4, from 7-10 p.m. and Saturday, January 7, from 1- 4 p.m., with callbacks scheduled for Sunday, January 8 at 2 p.m. 
The auditions will be held at The Fenn School, 516 Monument St. Concord, and callbacks will be at 51 Walden St. Preliminary auditions will consist of singing and movement. Actors are asked to prepare 30-45 seconds of a song in the style of the show, but not from The Producers, and to dress for a movement audition. Acting auditions will be included in the callbacks. Rehearsals will begin in mid-February and will be Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings (with some Fridays). The production dates are April 28 and 29, May 5, 6, 12, 13 at 8 p.m. with matinee performances on April 30 and May 7 at 2 p.m. An additional performance may be added on May 11 at 8 p.m. if audience demand calls for it. Please visit the Players website again soon for character descriptions and to sign up for an audition time slot. Questions can be addressed to Director Brian Kelly

There was an overwhelming turnout for the Blithe Spirit auditions--more than 40 people!  We are delighted to announce the cast: Kendall Hodder as Charles; Rebecca Shor as Elvira; Barbara Douglass as Madame Arcati; Kristen Dattoli as Ruth; Alicia Jeanne O'Dwyer as Edith; John Small as Dr. Bradman and Tricia Akowicz as Mrs. Bradman. Under the direction of Kristin Hughes, rehearsals and tech work are already underway, and this promises to be a great production. Tickets will be available in early December--keep checking the website! Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, February 10-25, at 8 p.m., with a matinee on February 19 at 2 p.m.

December 9 and 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Concord Band Holiday Pops. Classics of the repertoire for symphonic concert band and selections for the holiday season. 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 concordband

December 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Amahl and the Night Visitors, an inspiring one-act operetta about the Three Kings and a crippled shepherd boy by Gian Carlo Menotti. Orchestra and Opera51 chorus conducted by Alan Yost, with soloists Owen Reimold, Robin Farnsley, Stanley Wilson, Scott Ballantine, Michael Prichard and Brad Amidon. This is a special event to benefit 51 Walden. Tickets are $20 adults/$10 children and can be purchased on-line. Call 978-369-7911 for more information.
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