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The Newsletter of The Concord Players, June 2017

The Show Bus is gearing up for lovely evening on the Maine coast. We're planning a trip to the historic Ogunquit Playhouse to see Bullets over Broadway, a musical adaptation of the madcap Woody Allen film. Hailed by Time Magazine as "Musical Theatre Gold!," it is a hilarious musical comedy about the making of a Broadway show, filled with tap-dancing gangsters, saucy showgirls, big laughs and colorful characters, including an aging diva, a savant hit-man and Ogunquit favorite Sally Struthers as the dog-toting Eden Brent. A young playwright who is in desperate need of financial backing for his next show accepts an offer he can't refuse from a mobster looking to please his ditzy, talentless girlfriend. Loaded with songs that made the 1920s roar, this six-time Tony-nominated musical features hits from the decadent decade, including "Let's Misbehave," "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do" and "There's a New Day Comin'!" This is one big, splashy and wildly entertaining show that is sure to knock 'em dead. We've reserved a block of excellent seats in the Center Orchestra. We'll stop for dinner at one of Maine's charming seaside restaurants (cost not included). We haven't finalized the restaurant selection yet, but we will be sure it offers a range of dishes suitable for both seafood and non-seafood eaters. As usual, there will be snacks and beverages for the ride home. Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017. Leaving 51 Walden at 3:15 p.m. Dinner at 5:00 p.m. Show at 7:00 p.m. Arrive back at 51 Walden at 11:30 p.m. Cost per person:  $99  (Includes your theater ticket, round-trip Tourliner bus (with lavatory), driver's gratuity, and snacks). There are only a few seats left, so reserve now by email to Brian Harris brian@baharris.org Thanks! Note: The Ogunquit Playhouse is fully air-conditioned and assisted listening devices are available in the lobby.

Board member Paul Murphy will be directing Moon Over Buffalo at the Quannapowitt Players in the fall. Auditions for this hilarious Ken Ludwig farce will be June 11 and 12.
Katherine Rose (Horlitz) Brown is appearing in 9 to 5 The Musical, with the Cranford Dramatic Club Community Theatre in Cranford, NJ.
Sunday, June 4! Dust off your favorite hat or create a new one and join us for our annual end-of-year celebration! Come and reminisce and reconnect with old and new friends. The Heddie awards are back and there might even be an ode or two! We'll be serving pizza, salad, beverages and our traditional strawberry shortcake. RSVP to let us know you're coming! Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 7:05 pm sharp! 51 Walden Street Here's the hyperlink for the sign up: SignUpGenius

to be held at 51 Walden St., Concord MA on Tuesday, June 27 from 7-10 p.m. and Thursday, June 29 from 7-10 p.m. Callbacks Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m. For more information and to sign up, go to the players website Callbacks will be posted on our website as soon as possible after auditions are completed, but in any event by Friday at noon.  We don't actually "call" people so please keep checking the website. Rehearsals will begin in late August or early September and be on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings with some Fridays. The production dates are November 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 at 8 p.m. and November 12 at 2 p.m.. Tech week begins on Sunday, October 29, and includes an open dress rehearsal on November 2 at 8 p.m. 
Questions can be addressed to Director Brian Kelly at bkelly8980@gmail.com


Dave Hannegan died at his home in Lakeville, CT on April 16, 2017, at the age of 90. David and his wife Louise were long-time performers for The Concord Players. Dave was also a professional actor on stage and in film. For The Players, from 1987 to 1971, he appeared in ten productions.A memorial service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church in Salisbury, CT on July 22 at 11 a.m.
John McAuliffe died 
unexpectedly on Friday, May 12, age 72. John was a regular on the Players stage. Some of his past roles were Narrator/Michael in Dancing at Lughnasa, Harthouse/Sleary in Hard Times, John Proctor in The Crucible, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Bluntshchli in Arms and the Man, Trisotin in The Learned Ladies and Tom in The Glass Menagerie. He also played a number of roles with the Quannapowitt Players, Vokes,  Arlington Friends, the Winchester Players and Wellesley College.
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