DRAG OUT YOUR
PAINTING SHIRT, YOUR OLDEST JEANS: our spring musical, Chicago,
will have need of set painters, beginning in early April. Contact
Sally Bull, 978-369-2042
for dates. A reminder to producers and crew heads: do use this newsletter
of ours whenever your show needs assistance. Someone out there may
just be waiting for an invitation to get involved.
Next year’s officers were announced at the Annual Meeting:
Jean Devine, president;
Rik Pierce and Pamela
Sturgis (new to the board), vice-presidents; Myron
Feld, treasurer; Sally Bull,
secretary. Other new board members are Sheryl
Blair, Sheryl Peters,
and Lewis Blair. They take
up their jobs in July. And even though he will be formally thanked
at our Spring Frolic, all hail Pres.
Artty Kinsman for doing such a conscientious job. It ain’t
Entertainment at the meeting was two-fold. Thomas
Caron, Charlie Atherton,
and Judith Broggi teamed
up for a sprightly preview of Twelfth Night,
our fall play. In addition, Chicago director Maryann
Swift and a sharp troupe of dancers gave us a taste of Fosse
choreography in the “Roxie” number.
If they’re this good now, imagine what we’ll see after
April 25th! This show is sure to sell out: for tickets, call 978-369-2990,
or visit the Harness Shop in Concord center after April 4th, but
please, don’t call them! They’re doing us a favor, and
we mustn’t abuse it.
Niela Miller is offering a number of local workshops, both for the
public and for people professionals (educators, workshop leaders,
trainers, etc.), that employ theater improv. and other art processes.
Please visit her website – www.peoplesystemspotential.com
– and look at her Programs page for more information.
Some new members to add to your book:
Lise Stahl Brown, 26 Stacy Circle, Concord 01742
Alex Parker, 77 Russell Street, 01741
Alice Williams, 151 Park Lane, Concord
Sarah Finsthwait, 607 Country Way, Scituate MA 02066: ph.781 545-6305:
Leslie Wagner is playing
Vera in Theatre 111’s Stepping Out, directed by Ed
Knights, who learned his footwork in our production a few years
back. The show runs the first 3 weekends in May. For tickets, phone
978 263-9070, or e-mail www.theatre111.org. ……….
Shana Dirik just can’t
stop! (But why would she?) She’ll be Arlene in Baby
at the Theater at the Mount in Gardner, MA, the first 2 week-ends
in May. Ticket info. to come……Tillie
Sweet had a fine time in the cast of Present Laughter at Vokes.
And did you see the high school’s production of Ragtime? David
Ballard was part of the huge cast. Their shows are not to be
missed. Don’t forget: tell us your news, and if you have a
friend who is too modest to blow his/her own horn, break his/her
The Fenn School put on a terrific presentation of Honk! directed
by Kirsten Gould and
ably assisted by Nashoba School’s Rachel
Vachon – you remember her as Dot, the acerbic spouse who
kept her fatuous wing commander in line. The off-stage and over-30
chorus, including David Gould
and Charles Streff,
got into their green suits jump suits for the frog number. Kathy
Booth converted our costumes and created many more; Mike
Finke did the set.
Planning ahead: for January 24, 2004 (well, what will you be doing?),
Rik Pierce and Kerrie Miller,
the mother in The Bad Seed, have tentatively set up a special event.
It will be called “Act Up,” a “free-wheeling skit,
scenes, songs, what-have-you,” open to all Players. To hear
more, contact Rik, RikP@pobox.com, or Kerrie, firstname.lastname@example.org,.
Next newsletter deadline is April 16th. Phone me at 978-369-5899,
or e-mail email@example.com . Claiborne Dawes. Ed.