Concord Players
March 2004

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Greetings Everyone:

March has been a very busy month at 51 Walden. Our Spring Production of 1776, the Musical is fast approaching. Ring the bells, Raise the Alarm!! Whatever you do, don't delay in securing your tickets....this show is HOT! For opening night, Friday, April 23rd, we are hosting a gala reception starting at 7:00 p.m. Please come for Wine and Cheese and help us open this musical with a Bang! This wonderful show runs for 3 weekends thru May 8th. We have two additional shows, A Sunday Matinee April 25th,as well as a Thursday night performance on May 6th. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Harness Shop or by phone at 978-369-2990. See you there...but please...leave your muskets at home!

At the Concord Players Annual Board Meeting on March 21, the By-Law Committee (Bill Maxwell-Chair, Mike Finke and David Gould) shared it's efforts on updating the Concord Players' By-laws. These By-Laws were last revised in 1984. As part of the revision process, the Committee wishes to gather feedback from the membership using a questionnaire that is now on the Concord Players website. The committee is asking the current Board of Directors, newly elected Board Members and all interested members to participate in this survey by accessing and completing it online at For those preferring paper forms, call Mike Finke @ 508-829-7975 for a copy and mail the completed form to him at 48 Greystone Drive, Holden, MA 01520. All responses must be in by April 15.

The formation of committees was a topic mentioned at the Annual meeting. With input from the board - Lillian Anderson, Nominating Committee Chair, and Jean Devine are working to fill the ranks of these committees. Anyone interested in volunteering please contact Lillian , Jean or Leslie Wagner, Volunteer Coordinator.

The Board of Directors for 2004-2005 was voted upon at the Annual Meeting. The Executive Committee is comprised of: Jean Devine, President, Pam Sturgis & Judith Broggi, Vice Presidents, Myron Feld, Treasurer, and Cheri Fletcher, Secretary. Next Years Members are: Lisa Astbury, David Atwood, Sheryl Blair, Thomas Caron, Mark Elliott, Charlotte Kelley, Corinne Kinsman, Chuck Schwager, Laura Sweet, Susan Tucker, Leslie Wagner and Peter Yensen.

Lida McGirr had one of her 10 minute plays performed @ Acme Theater Winter Short Play Festival. She will also be playing "Hedwig" in the New Play "What time is it?" @ the Theatre Cooperative in Somerville opening May 7.

Concord Academy students would like to invite members of the Concord Players to audition for a short film being produced in the Area. "Simon" is a short film about a high school Janitor who tries to balance his job while maintaining a stable relationship with his daughter. They are looking for several different roles. Anyone interested please call Greg Terris @ 978-402-2578.

Shana Dirik is cast in Steven Sohdhiem’s “Follies” at the Pentucket Players April 22-25 only! Call 978-521-9259 for tickets.

Tillie Sweet has been cast as Ouiser in the wonderful Play, "Steel Magnolias" @ the Lexington Players. Performances will begin in May.

Ann Seamans was the Costume Coordinator for Open Door Theater's production of "The King and I." From the view in my seat, she did a marvelous job. It was a beautifully costumed and was a pleasure to watch.

Any News or information please contact me @ and if you could use the word NEWSLETTER as a subject, I will be sure not to put you in my junk file!!! Happy Spring!

Lisa Astbury.