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The Newsletter of The Concord Players
April 2017                                          Robert Runck, Editor
The Concord Players are very pleased and excited to announce our 2017-2018 season! In the Fall of 2017, we will present Michael Frayn's madcap comedy hit about the follies and foibles of theatre folk, Noises Off, to be directed by Brian Kelly!
   Our 2018 Winter show will be the Kaufman and Hart comedy classic You Can't Take It With You, with Kathy Lague making her directorial debut on the Concord Players' stage!
   And finally, we are thrilled to be offering in the Spring of 2018 what may be the area premiere of the musical version of The Hunchback of Notre
Dame, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by Peter Parnell. This powerful production will be crafted under the capable direction of Nancy Curran Willis. 
Watch our webpage for further developments--and please join us! In addition to our actors and staff, we are always seeking volunteers to be involved in all facets of our productions!

Craig Howard will be appearing as Tevye in the Colonial Chorus Players' production of the classic musical Fiddler On The Roof, to be performed at the Parker School in North Reading, MA, the weekend of May 12. Information and tickets can be obtained at 
ccp1961.org And please mention Craig when you order your tickets!
   John Alzapiedi is playing the same role of Tevye at Theatre III in W. Acton, 250 Central St., April 7-23.  Tickets available at theatreiii or call 978-263-9079.

Henry David Thoreau, perhaps Concord's most famous author and philosopher, was born on July 12, 1817. Naturally, there will be  an impressive array of exhibits, walking tours, lectures, and concerts throughout this year in honor of the 200th anniversary of his birth. More info at thoreaubicentennial

Mel Brooks' hilarious musical, The Producers.
They got the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast. Where did they go right? Max Bialystock, a smarmy Broadway producer, and Leo Bloom, his mild-mannered accountant, have come up with a sure-fire scheme to make millions! First, sweet talk some little old ladies into giving them their life's savings. Then find the script for the most notorious flop in history, which will close after the first performance. With musical numbers like "Der Guten Tag Hop-Clop," "Keep it Gay," and the show's title song, "Springtime for Hitler," how could it go right? But somehow it does; the show's a smash hit!  Don't miss one of Mel Brooks' best! The show runs April 28th through May 13th. Tickets are available here. Due to mature themes, the show is not recommended for pigeons (or children) under 13.

April 7 and 8, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. The Concord Band Spring Pops featuring jazz vocalist and trumpeter Christine Fawson. The Friday concert is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Concord. For the Band's Saturday concert, call 978 897-9969 for tickets or buy on-line
April 29 at 7:00 p.m. Opera Gala at the Barn at Punkatasset Farm, 775 Monument St. in Concord, to support Opera51's performance of Fledermaus by Johann Strauss June 9-11, 2017. Arias by the leads, a lecture by musicologist Laura Prichard, fine food and wine. $50 a person, buy tickets here

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